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10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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


Beet Root Powder Recipes

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Beet Root Powder RecipesBeet Root Powder Recipes

There are all kinds of Beet Root Powder recipes that you can create using this fantastic Natures Garden wholesale herb. This powdered herb is perfect for including with your soap-making supplies and other bath and body supplies. Not only can this cosmetic ingredient provide you with an array of pretty pink and red hues, but it can be useful for nourishing your skin. The skin loving properties of this cosmetic herb include reducing blemishes, fighting acne, skin-softening, moisturizing, and much more! So, this is a perfect ingredient to add to natural bath and body recipes! If you are interested in creating cosmetic recipes with this herb, then you can check out some of our original bath and body recipes that are perfect for nourishing the skin.

Beet Root Powder Recipes: Cosmetic Beet Root Powder

Beet root is a fantastic herb to include in your various bath and body recipes. First, it is a natural colorant that is perfect for creating pretty recipes. Second, this cosmetic herb has a few benefits that can be useful for skin care. This powdered herb is full of nutrients that you can use to moisturize and rejuvenate your skin. Not only does this herb care for the skin, but it will help fight acne and pimple outbreaks. Also, this cosmetic herb can be useful for removing blackheads. Plus, beets can be used to help fight signs premature aging, as it can be used to prevent wrinkles and fine lines. Further, this herb has been known to be useful for reducing dark circles and bringing back a youthful appearance. So, there are many wonderful reasons to include this herb in your bath and body creations. 

If you have anymore questions about this herb, then you may want to check out our Beet Root Powder Class to learn more about beets from their history to their use in herbal cosmetic recipes.

Beet Root Powder Recipes: Beet Root Facial Soap RecipeBeet Root Powder Recipes: Beet Root Facial Soap Recipe

First, you can use the beet root herb powdered herb to create our Beet Root Facial Soap Recipe, which can be used to nourish and care for your face. This cosmetic soap recipe is perfect for anyone that is looking for herbal melt and pour soap recipes that care for skin. Due to the benefits of this herb and the cosmetic oils this is a perfect herb soap. If you are looking to create a bath and body recipe that really cares for your skin, then this is a great recipe for you.  These wonderful properties will help nourish your skin while the soap works to gently cleanse your skin and pores.

Beet Root Powder Recipes: Neapolitan Ice Cream Emulsified Sugar Scrub RecipeBeet Root Powder Recipes: Neapolitan Ice Cream Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe

Plus, we used this fantastic cosmetic herb in our Neapolitan Ice Cream Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe. We used this lovely herb to naturally color the strawberry portion of our Neapolitan ice cream scrub! Of course, this layer uses the sweet, true scent of our Fresh Strawberry Fragrance Oil. Further, the lovely strawberry layer is perfectly complemented by the scrumptious Vanilla Bean Fragrance Oil scented and Chocolate Fudge Fragrance Oil scented layers. Plus, this scented scrub recipe includes luscious oils and butters that will work with the beet powder herb to nourish the skin.

Beet Root Powder Recipes: Natural Beet Root Lip Gloss RecipeBeet Root Powder Recipes: Natural Beet Root Lip Gloss Recipe

Also, you can use this wholesale herb to create the Natural Beet Root Lip Gloss Recipe. This naturally colored recipe uses beet root herb powder to create a lip care recipe that is light and glides on the lips. You will love the feeling of this lip gloss recipe, as it moisturizes and glistens. Further, this recipe includes mica powder that will add some extra shimmer and shine to your lip gloss. Not only does this free recipe care for your lips, but it is flavored with the scrumptious Juicy Watermelon Flavoring Oil! So, you will enjoy the flavor of your lip balm as well as the moisturizing nourishing properties.

Beet Root Powder Recipes: Emulsified Beet Sugar Scrub RecipeBeet Root Powder Recipes: Emulsified Beet Sugar Scrub Recipe

The Emulsified Beet Sugar Scrub Recipe is another bath and body recipe. This wonderful scrub recipe uses luscious butters and oils that are sure to nourish your skin. Plus, the beet root herb provides this product with a gorgeous color as well as beneficial properties for your skin. The properties of this herbal recipe is that it will care for the dry skin and reduce dark spots and blemishes. Further, you can use the delightfully strong and true scent of the Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil in your cosmetic recipes. So, this cosmetic sugar scrub recipe is perfect for skin care and providing a beautiful aroma.

Beet Root Powder Recipes: Natural Beet Blush RecipeBeet Root Powder Recipes: Natural Beet Blush Recipe

Another way that you can use beet root powder is our Natural Beet Blush Recipe. This simple make up recipe uses wholesale mineral makeup ingredients, like moisturizing vegetable glycerin and our skin loving cosmetic herbs, to create a lovely pink blush. So, the beet root powder can be used in this recipe to provide your checks with a gorgeous blush that you will love. Further, this natural cosmetic recipe includes a light dusting of our cosmetic grade mica powder, which can provide you with the beautiful shimmer. So, you can use this cosmetic herb to create your very own mineral makeup wholesale.

Beet Root Powder Recipes: Strawberry Milkshake Emulsified Sugar Scrub RecipeBeet Root Powder Recipes: Strawberry Milkshake Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe

Further, you can use this cosmetic herb to create the scrumptious Strawberry Milkshake Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe. Not only does the beet root powder care for the skin, but the wholesale oils and butters will help nourish and moisturize the skin. Plus, the white granulated sugar was perfect for exfoliating dead skin and leaving body feeling rejuvenated. Additionally, this wonderful bath and body recipe has the delicious scent of the Strawberry Shake Fragrance Oil. This Natures Garden fragrance oil has a sweet aroma that combines vine ripened strawberries with notes of juicy orange and peach nectar along with green leafy florals and sweet vanilla notes. So, this cosmetic herb is perfect for creating a cosmetic sugar scrub recipe that can be used to moisturize your skin and provide a delicious scent. 

Beet Root Powder Recipes: Black Cherry Bath Bomb RecipeBeet Root Powder Recipes: Black Cherry Bath Bomb Recipe

Also, we have another lovely bath and body recipe that you can create with this cosmetic herb is the Black Cherry Bath Bomb Recipe. This bath bomb recipe includes the nutrient rich properties of this cosmetic herb, so you can use this to care for your skin. Plus, the oils and butters in this recipe will further nourish the skin. Not only will your skin benefit from using this cosmetic oil, but this recipe has the bold, fruity scent of Black Cherry Bomb Fragrance Oil. So, this homemade bath bomb would be perfect for soaking in the tub to kick back, relax, and allow this recipe to nourish the skin.

Beet Root Powder Recipes: Watermelon Emulsified Sugar Scrub RecipeBeet Root Powder Recipes: Watermelon Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe

Our adorable Watermelon Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipeis another fantastic emulsified sugar scrub recipe that you can create with this herb. The beet root powder was perfect for coloring the pink flesh of the watermelon layer. Then, we used another cosmetic herb, the Spinach Leaf Powder, to perfectly color the watermelon rind to be green. These herbs work with the other nourishing ingredients, like oils and butters, to create a recipe that will truly care for your skin. Although there are differently colored layers, each color is scented with the delightful aroma of our Watermelon Fragrance Oil, which is a tasty fruit blend of  melons, peach and strawberry and a touch of vanilla.

Beet Root Powder Recipes: Berry Bewitching Bath Brew RecipeBeet Root Powder Recipes: Berry Bewitching Bath Brew Recipe

Also, you can use this herb with many others to create the fantastic Berry Bewitching Bath Brew Recipe. We used the beet root herb to naturally color the bath melt base of this recipe. This herbal colorant provided a natural reddish hue that was perfect for the color scheme! Plus, this recipe is scented with the scrumptious and fruity aroma of the Berry Bewitching Brew Fragrance Oil. Further, the vitamins and minerals in the herb powder are lovely for skin care, as it will leave your skin nourished and moisturized. The benefits of the beet root along with those of the other various herbs in the bath tea are perfect for taking a bath that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and positively glowing!

Rose Violet Bath Melts RecipeBeet Root Powder Recipes: Rose Violet Bath Melts Recipe

Additionally, you can use this natural colorant to recreate the deeply romantic pink hues, like the color of our Rose Violet Bath Melts Recipe. These gorgeous bath melts combine a fantastic color with stunning rose petals and a lovely floral fragrance oil to create a fantastic bath recipe. Plus, this beautiful bath and body product uses the light and sweet floral aroma of our NG Rose & Violet Type Fragrance Oil. Altogether, the skin loving properties and delightful aroma are able to create an experience of utter bliss and pampering that you can perfectly capture in the bath.

Beet Root Powder Recipes: Lavender Apple Sugar Scrub RecipeBeet Root Powder Recipes: Lavender Apple Sugar Scrub Recipe

Further, you can use this cosmetic herb to create the lovely Lavender Apple Sugar Scrub Recipe. This cosmetic recipe includes beet powder to color the lovely sugar scrub recipe. Plus, this herbal recipe uses whole lavender flowers to provide a calming aroma and herbal healing properties. Further, the recipe includes the lavender flowers to complement the wonderful aroma of the Lavender Apple Fragrance Oil, which has a clean scent that blends refreshing floral and fruit perfectly. So, this wholesale cosmetic herb is perfect for skin care and helping to reduce stress.

Beet Root Powder Recipes: Candy Cane Facial Mask RecipeBeet Root Powder Recipes: Candy Cane Facial Mask Recipe

Finally, we have our delightful Candy Cane Facial Mask Recipe. This is a herbal cosmetic recipe that uses a variety of all natural ingredients that are natural and perfect for skin care. This wholesale herbal scrub recipe uses a variety of pink herbs, like Beet Root Powder, Rose Clay Powder, and Hibiscus Flowers Powder, to create the pink portion of this sugar scrub recipe. This blend of wholesale herbs is perfect to naturally create a candy cane aesthetic. Not only are these herbs  perfect to add to your bath and body making supplies as an herbal colorant, but they can nourish the skin with these cosmetic herbs. Also, we used the Peppermint Essential Oil to create this scrub recipe to create an authentic candy cane aroma.

Beet Root Powder Recipes: Dessert Recipes

There are so many fun things that you can do with beet root! Not only can you use the powdered herb of beets to create some gorgeous bath and body recipes, but you can create some delicious food, too. In fact, you can even create some delicious dessert recipes with the beet root herb. There are many fantastic dessert recipes that you can make with beets and you can find many of these scrumptious recipes online. An article called Baking With Beets: Five Surprisingly Delicious Recipes from Kitchn has some amazing beet root desserts that you can try out. This article has a variety of absolutely scrumptious and sweet deserts that include beet root, so you are sure to find something delightful to try out!

Beet Root Powder Recipes: Ask Us Your QuestionsBeet Root Powder Recipes: Ask Us Your Questions

We hope that you have enjoyed these free craft recipes from Natures Garden wholesale! If you have any questions about our wholesale cosmetic recipes or how to use beet root powder, then please feel free to reach out to us! You can ask us questions to us when you stop by the store, call us on the phone, or talk to us online. There are a few places online that you can reach us. First, you can find us on our Facebook page. Plus, you can use the handle @ngscents to find us on both Twitter and Instagram. Also, you can share your own homemade creations with us on social media, too. So, we hope to hear from you soon!


Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics

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Herbs for Soap and CosmeticsHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics

We at Natures Garden love the benefits of our many Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics. Each cosmetic herb has its own unique set of benefits that enhance the products they are used to create. So, adding cosmetic herbs to recipes can lead to a whole bunch of beneficial properties. Some herbs work well to naturally color your products. Some herbs are wonderful for relaxing and stress relief. Other herb additives will provide benefits to the skin, such as reducing acne or soothing irritation. Plus, there are herbs that contain a variety of healthy minerals and vitamins that are very beneficial. So, you can see why natural additives can be so great for your products and why we use them in our recipes whenever we can!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Activated Charcoal PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Activated Charcoal Powder

Activated Charcoal makes a wonderful addition to cosmetics and soaps, as it has a few different benefits. First, this herb is a perfect natural colorant. The color that it provides is a dark black shade that is bold and true. Since the color is natural you can use this instead of adding soap dye or another colorant. Also, this activated charcoal powder is a natural detoxifier! Not only will activated charcoal attract and adsorb grime as you use your product, but the activated charcoal will provide a deep pore clean. Plus, it is a natural odor absorber as it will cling to and remove odor as well. We have created recipes, such as the Activated Charcoal Mask Recipe and  the Total Hot Man CP Soap Recipe, with activated charcoal that you can try out.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Aloe Vera Leaf Powder Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Aloe Vera Leaf Powder 

Next, we have an herb that is very well known for its healing properties. Of course, we are referring to the Aloe Vera Leaf Powder! This healing cosmetic herb is perfect for helping your skin better deal with irritation, sunburn, or inflammation. This herb is soothing and contains antioxidants, vitamin C, and other minerals which allow the skin to heal faster than it normally would. We have tried this herb out by creating the Sunburn Relief Bath Tea Recipe and it worked wonderfully! This creation was perfect for soothing a sunburn disaster! Plus, we added this herb to the Pampered Foot Scrub Recipe to help heal cracked and dry skin on feet, which was a great success. So, this herb is truly a nourishing and helpful herb.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Beet Root PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Beet Root Powder

This next  natural cosmetic additive is a perfect natural colorant! The Beet Root Powder is a lovely herb that is perfect for achieving shades of pinks and light reds. This natural colorant can be used in anything from bath products like our Watermelon Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe and our Beet Root Facial Soap Recipe to lip products. like our Natural Beet Root Lip Gloss Recipe. This herb is really the best natural colorant for pink! Plus, it is full of nutrients, such as beta carotene, vitamin B5, vitamin B1, vitamin C, glycine, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, selenium, tryptophan, tyrosine, and zinc.  Herbalists recognize beet root powder for its ability to help the liver metabolize fats, its ability to help reduce LDL in the blood, and to reduce blood pressure. So, this is pretty and good for you to use in bath and body products!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Orange Peel PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Orange Peel Powder

The Orange Peel Powder is a great herb for your skin care products. This  powdered herb has a lovely citrus scent and is full of great vitamins for your skin! In recipes, this herb is said to have anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties. So, this herb would make a great addition to soap recipes! For example, you could create recipes like the Fruit Frenzy Cold Process Soap Recipe or the Orange Dreamsickle Bath Bomb Recipe.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Burdock Root PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Burdock Root Powder

The Burdock Root Powder is an herb that is known for treating chronic skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, boils, styes, herpes, carbuncles, cankers, and syphilitic sores. SO, this herb would be very beneficial in creating soothing recipes to treat skin issues. For example, you could create a product like the Soothing Facial Mask Recipe to potentially reduce acne or other skin problems.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Pomegranate Fruit PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Pomegranate Fruit Powder

Pomegranate fruit powder is an amazing herb for the skin! This powder has a high level of antioxidants and vitamins, which leads to promoting healthy cell growth by nourishing the skin. Plus, this fruit powder herb has been known to exhibit anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties. So, this herb is perfect for skin care recipes!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Green Tea PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Green Tea Powder

While this herb is more commonly used in tea form, the Green Tea Powder herb is perfect for bath and body products. This herb has both antioxidant properties and gentle exfoliation abilities that make it nice for softening skin. Plus, this powder will provide a natural green color in cp soap batches.


Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Calendula Flowers Whole Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Calendula Flowers Whole

The whole Calendula Flowers herb is a lovely flower that some wonderful properties for the skin. We have previously used this cosmetic herb in our Natural Facial Night Cream Recipe and our Calendula Bath Melts Recipe due to these wonderful properties. The Calendula Flowers are believed to reduce inflammation, reduce acne, and promote healthy skin and hair, which means that this herb is perfect for bath teas, soaps, lip balms, ointments, lotions, face toners, after shave formulas, scrubs, massage oils and some bath bombs. Further, this herb for bath and body products is great for helping acne issues, burns, rashes, bruised or inflamed skin. Also, this herb has been know to help to reduce varicose veins after a few weeks use.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Hibiscus Flowers PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Hibiscus Flowers Powder

You ready for a cosmetic herb that is both pretty and powerful? Check out our Hibiscus Flowers Powder because it is just that! First of all, this powder is a gorgeous colorant! This floral powder provides a pretty pink color that is vibrant and beautiful. Second, this herb has some pretty amazing natural properties. Hibiscus flowers are high in antioxidants and amino acids, and also contain oligopeptides that have been shown to have wrinkle-smoothing properties. We have seen with our Foaming Hibiscus Scrub Recipe that this natural cosmetic additive is perfect for wrinkle reducing! This herb has been referred to as a natural Botox and we can definitely see why! This stuff is amazing!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Carrot PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Carrot Powder

Carrot powder is a perfect herb for skin care recipes! This powder has been know to repair and tone the skin, reduce wrinkles and scars, and increase elasticity. These benefits come from the the abundance of vitamins and minerals that this powdered herb possesses. Plus, this herb can be used to provide a natural orange color in products. So, this would be perfect for creating scrubs or lotion products!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Lavender Flower PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Lavender Flower Powder

Also, we have a wonderful herb that is fragrant with many beneficial properties. The Lavender Flower Powder is has a lovely and strong scent that is loved by many. These flowers have been used for everything from perfumes, bathing, wound healing, to use as a natural insect repellent. Plus, this herb has some great uses in bath and body products. For example, this herb is perfect for skin care products as it has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibacterial, toning, and healing properties. The lavender flower powder works to treat acne, eczema, psoriasis, and oily skin. We have used this fabulous powder in our own Lavender Sage Bath Bomb Recipe to create a bath bomb that cares for the skin and smells lovely. So, this truly is a perfect herb for bath and body products!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Lavender Flowers WholeHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Lavender Flowers Whole

Further, you can try out a similar herb to our lavender flowers powder, which is the Lavender Flowers Whole. This herb has all the same wonderful properties with the same beautiful aroma, but this herb maintains the pretty flowers! So, this herb would work wonderfully in a recipe with the lavender powder. So, you can have the benefits of this plant all the way through your product as well as have some pretty flowers sprinkled in. We have used these flowers in a few different recipes, such as  the Lemon Lavender Bath Melts Recipe and the Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe, to add another gorgeous element to the recipe. While these products would’ve been fairly pretty on their own, adding flowers on top made the product truly desirable.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Oat Straw Green PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Oat Straw Green Powder

Next, we have an herb that is great for cosmetic creations. The Oat Straw Green Powder has some lovely skin care properties that will leave your body feeling soft and rejuvenated. This cosmetic herb has long been used in skin, hair, and nail care recipes for its rejuvenating and softening qualities. So, adding this herb to your own products can only benefit your recipe. We have used this herb in our own recipes, such as the Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe and the Burgundy Rose Bath Milk Soak Recipe. This made our bath and body recipes much more softening and caring for the skin.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Cornsilk PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Cornsilk Powder

You can use cornsilk powder to naturally enhance your bath and body products. This herb is known to reduce inflammation and soften the skin. So, this would be great for skin care. Plus, this herb is perfect for hair care, too! Cor nsilk powder will leave hair smooth and soft!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Camu Camu Fruit PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Camu Camu Fruit Powder

Another wonderful herb for products is the Camu Camu Fruit Powder. This cosmetic ingredient has  vitamin C, vitamin B1, B2, B3, beta-carotene, amino acids, phytochemicals, bioflavanoids, phosphorus, potassium, iron, antioxidants, and calcium, which are wonderful for the body. Plus, this cosmetic ingredient is wonderful for the skin. Due to the high levels of antioxidants in camu camu, it is used in cosmetic products to reduce free radical attacks; protecting the skin from premature aging. Plus, camu camu has been said to help whiten dark patches on the skin when used in skincare products. We have used this powdered herb in Acai Berry Smoothie Sugar Scrub Recipe and in the Blueberry Bath Bomb Recipe. These recipes are great for the skin and are very nourishing!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Comfrey Root Powder Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Comfrey Root Powder 

Another great addition to a bath and body product would be the Comfrey Root Powder. This herb has quite a few beneficial properties for the skin. Comfrey root has been known to help expedite the healing process of wounds, stop bleeding, relieve pain, and help prevent infection. Plus, this herbal powder can be added to lotions and creams to help reduce the pain associated with arthritis, sunburn, or other skin irritations. Further, creams containing comfrey root are also recommended for diabetic sores to promote healing. So, this is a great herb for healing cuts, burns, or irritations.We utilized this healing herb to create a Soothing Facial Mask Recipe. While this mask would be perfect for those with sunburns or skin irritations, it is also great as a face mask on a typical day to leave your skin feeling refreshed and happy.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Organic Cocoa PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Organic Cocoa Powder

Not only is this cocoa powder rich in many vitamins and minerals, but this cosmetic herb smells fantastic! Our Organic Cocoa Powder is a lovely herb that is perfect for any kind of bath and body product. First of all, cacao beans are rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, E and pantothenic acid. Plus, they are rich in magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, manganese and potassium.  Furthermore, this herb contains caffeine, which is actually beneficial to the skin.

So, cocoa powder is already winning on its beneficial vitamins and minerals for your skin, but you must remember that this is basically powdered chocolate! How does chocolate lip balm sound to you? Chocolate facial masks? Yummy!  I mean, we used this powder in Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap Recipe,  in our Chocolate Sugar Scrub Recipe, and in our Gourmet Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe. All of these turned out perfectly and were great for skin!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Vanilla PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Vanilla Powder

The Vanilla Powder is a unique ingredient for cosmetics with a scent that is absolutely mouth watering. This white colored herb won’t alter the color of your product, but it will add a strong dose of sweet vanilla goodness. The scent is so strong and smells exactly how you would expect vanilla to smell. Thus this scent is strong, true, natural, and perfect for bath and body products. We have used this fantastic bath and body additive in the  Vanilla Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe, the Natural Vanilla Body Powder Recipe, and a few other recipes. All of them had that amazing vanilla scent mixed in with their fragrance oils that added to the existing scent to create something even better!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Interested in More Herbs

We hope that you enjoyed this list of some of our favorite herbs to use in our own creations. These are some of the herbs that we carry and have found to be exceptional in some way. However, there are many, many more herbs that you can use to create products that are absolutely amazing and all natural. There are some that we have not yet used in our own recipes, that could still help you create lovely and beneficial products. While we have yet to use some of these herbs ourselves, we have researched each and everyone to understand exactly how the herbs will enhance your products. So, you will be able to create a recipe that is perfectly fit to your needs. If you are interested in looking through all the herbs that we carry, then check out the Herbs and Spices Page on the Natures Garden website.


Using Beets in Cosmetics

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beet root powderObviously, beets have been around since the beginning of time.  But did you know that their history does not just take place on the dinner plate?  Beets are everywhere; even places you won’t expect!  Spoiler alert- beets are priceless, especially when it comes to health and natural cosmetics.

Originally, beets evolved from the wild sea beet, which has the native lands of Europe, Northern Africa, and Southern Asia.  Sea beets are considered to be the granddad of all beets.  The closest common vegetable in resemblance to the sea beet would be that of the carrot.  This is due to the elongated fat root, which ironically, was rarely consumed in early days.

Beets go by many names.  Their official classification name is Beta Vulgaris.  They however, are abundant in names such as beets, beetroots, garden beet, chard, Swiss chard, sugar beet, red beet, Blood Turnip. This list is endless.


Beets in History:

The first civilization to actually grow and harvest the beet was the Ancient Romans.  The Ancient Romans actually used the beets for two reasons.  This first was medical.  Hippocrates promoted the use of the beet leaves as bandages for injuries.  The second use of beets was for food.  The leaves were often used as the green of salads.  The beet leaf salad was then dressed with olive oil, vinegar and mustard.  During the Ancient Roman times, the beet root itself crossed both the medical and nutrient lines and was used by the Romans as a medicinal broth for ailments including fever and constipation.

From there, the beet truly spread through northern Europe from believe or not, the tribes that invaded Rome.  They are the ones who embraced the beet for a brand new purpose- domesticated livestock feed.  But, it did not take long before more cultures started to consume the beet again for both nutrients and medicinal reasons.  Beets were commonly used in both the Renaissance and Medieval periods.

By the early 1700’s, beetroots once again were all the buzz because they were found to be a very concentrated source of sugar.  As a matter of fact, beets actually contain the highest sugar content out of all the vegetables.  However, it was not until the year 1747 that a process was invented to extract the sugar out.  Even longer yet, it was not until about 100 years later that commercially speaking beet sugar was produced.

The country was Poland.  The problem was the British.  They had barred all access to sugar cane, which was the main source to sugar for everyone.  What then ensued was Napoleon’s quest to use sugar beet as a replacement for sugar cane.  The United States was also on the hunt for a sugar source and had already started eyeing up beet sugar as well.  By the year 1880, sugar beet plants were already being cultivated in several states.  The problem was well into the resolution stage.

However, due to the new increase of popularity in sugar beet, the areas exporting sugar cane, which were located in the tropics, were in desperate need of demand.  This set the stage for the same political altercations that are still occurring today.

Beets In Ancient Mythology:

Long said “to be worth their weight in silver”, beets were often offered to the gods of Mythology.   Specifically there are two Greek gods that thoroughly enjoyed and loved beets.

Let’s start with the goddess Aphrodite, the exciting and beautiful goddess of love and beauty.  She accredited her powers of beauty and love to the beetroot.  Because of her love affair with beets, it was believed in early history that consuming beets could enhance your beauty and your sexual power.  It was also believed that eating and sharing a single beetroot with your lover would forever bond you in love.  In fact, during this era, beetroot was eaten as well as often used as rouge and lipstick, not only adding color to a woman’s face, but also tapping into the sexual aura of the beet.

Next, is the god Apollo.  Apollo was the most famously worshipped among all of the deities.  The Greek god Apollo is the god of sun, light, music, medicine and healing.  To Apollo and his followers, the much sought after beetroot juice was considered an aphrodisiac.

Beetroot also has a significant worth with the Talmud.  They used this vegetable mainly in two ways.  The first was to ward off any diseases.  The second was as homage to God.  It has long been stated by rabbis to live a long and healthy life, one must be “eating beet root, drinking mead, and bathing in Euphrates”.

Besides eating and drinking beets in favor of the gods, some cultures even used beets to color hard boiled eggs before consuming.  This was thought to have been eaten by people to please the Sun god, who then in return would reward them with prosperity and good health.

Finally, another god that was partial to beets was KVASIR.  He was the Norse god of Inspiration.  Slav and Nordic people drank Kvas in his honor.  This was a staple drink which was made using fermented beet juice.

Beets in Health:

Beets are fabulous for everyone.  No matter if you are a man, woman, pregnant woman, or child, beets love to help everyone.  There are over 80 different nutrients in beets that our bodies just love.  They are a healthy source of Vitamin B folate, B1, B2, B6, B12, and Vitamin C.  Beets also offer a wide variety of nutrients such as: niacin, flavonoids, amino acids, iodine, iron, manganese, potassium, dietary fiber, magnesium, copper, mineral boron, and phosphorus.  They are also rich in antioxidants.  The beet leaves when consumed also offer Vitamin A, Vitamin C, protein, iron, fiber, calcium, and beta carotene.

Now, let’s get into a beet health breakdown.  Beets have been known to correct the body’s ph balance, and they even help the body to access an additional uptake of oxygen.  Beets have been linked to have medical benefits for certain illness too.

Cancer- Because beetroot contains the pigment betacyaninis.  This is a cancer counter agent.  Beets have the power to inhibit the cancer (cell mutation).  Consecutively, beet juice has also been linked to inhibit the development of tumors as well.  Beets have the capability to repair chromosomes in the body on the cellular level.  Red Beets are the most capable of all foods to repairing DNA of the human body.  In fact, in Germany, beetroot juice rated one of the most popular alternative cancer treatment among patients with cancer.

Blood Pressure- Drinking beet juice has been shown to decrease levels of high blood pressure.  This is because ingesting beets helps to lower the amount of triglycerides and LDL in the blood.

Cardiovascular- Beets contain a very healthy amount of betaine.  This compound has the capabilities of lowering plasma homocysteine.  This is a naturally occurring amino acid in blood plasma.  Although not directly linked yet, plasma homocysteine is considered to be a risk factor for Cardiovascular Disease.  Links of plasma homocysteine have also been tied to Dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Liver- Betaine, a compound present in beets, also multitasks as amazing for the liver too.  Beets are considered a liver cleanser.  When a person has a protein deficient diet, has diabetes, or has an alcohol abuse problem, their body produces a buildup of fatty deposits.  This is called steatosis, and it occurs in the liver.  Betaine helps to promote a healthier liver function which in turn helps the body break down these fats.  Additional bonuses to having a healthy liver function are weight loss and energy.

Kidney and Gall Bladder- Because beets contain potassium, they are the perfect answer to feeding your kidney just the right nutrients to take on its daily functions.  The chlorine present in beets also helps to naturally cleanse the kidneys.

Human sex hormones- Beets are hands down super rich in a mineral called boron.  This nutrient plays a vital role in the production of sex hormones in humans.

Healthy bones, skin, nails, and hair- Beets have a high content of silica which is perfect for our bodies to use to strengthen these components of our human bodies.  As well, beets also contain high amounts of magnesium… which all ladies should love because this helps to prevent osteoporosis.

Cataracts and Macular Degeneration- Since beets contain Beta-carotene (the same nutrient in carrots); beets are able to help prevent both cataracts and Macular Degeneration.

Capillaries- Since beets also contain flavonoids and Vitamin C, they are able to help strengthen and keep the structure of capillaries from becoming frail.

Birth Defeats- If you are pregnant, beets should be your new best friend.  Beets contain Vitamin B folate which in turn aids in the development of the baby’s spinal column, DNA, and RNA.  Vitamin B folate is also extremely vital to all normal tissue growth.  One cup of beets contains 136 grams of folate, and amazingly only 75 calories; now that is a whole lot of healthy going on!  A little tid bit of gossip:  After both of her pregnancies, actress Catherine Zeta Jones became addicted to beets and all of their health benefits.

Respiratory Issues- Beets have been linked to help prevent asthma symptoms.

Jaundice, Nausea and Vomiting:  Consuming beets is nothing but a positive for your digestive functions especially when it comes to dysentery or diarrhea.

Immunity:  Beetroot has the capability to help renew damaged cells in the immune system.  Additionally, they can be used to help purify and improve blood circulation in the body.  The American Heart Association claims that beets can also help fight anemia.

Menstruation:  Hey, all your ladies out there… consuming beets on a regular basis helps to regulate your menstruation flow.

When supplementing your diet with beets, you need to be aware that an excessive consumption of beets can cause a condition called methemoglobinemia, which can reduce the oxygen carrying capacity of blood cells.  In addition, eating large amounts of beets is not recommended for individuals with kidney problems due to the high oxalate content.

Beets A Cultural Staple:

Although beets have not always received the greatest reviews from consumption, some cultures use beets as a beloved staple of their diets.  For example Eastern Europe makes a traditional beet soap called borscht.  It is one of their most cherished dishes and it comes served with sour cream.

In Australia, beetroot is a common ingredient for hamburgers.  It is added in slices, much like we Americans do with lettuce and tomato.  It is also common for fast food chains like McDonalds to include beetroot on their burgers for Australian consumers.  These are considered Oz-style burgers!

And to whom do we owe gratitude of thanks for introducing beets to common cuisine… the French.  French culinary totally knocked beets out of this world in the early 1900’s.  They were able to fascinate, intrigue, and dominate our taste buds as well as increase our bodies health, all with the assistance of one vegetable!

Today, beetroot in the kitchen is one of the most versatile ingredients we can get our hands on.  Beets can truly be used from start to finish.  No matter is it is appetizers, soups, main courses, desserts, or even beverages, beetroots are quite the all purpose go to.  They help the flavor, texture, and the addition of color!

Beets in Science:

Alright, this one is going to blow your mind.  You can actually use beetroot juice to measure the acidity of a substance.  When beetroot juice is added to a substance that is acidic, it turns the solution pink.  If beetroot juice is added to a substance that is alkali, it will turn the substance yellow.  Now, that is one cool fact!

Feeling out of whack:  Beetroot can be used to alkylate the body.  This is all done through the beets super rich source of carotenoids, flavonoids, beyacyanin, folate, silica, and the other various minerals and nutrients that the great beet contains.

Beets- more than just a food:

Beets the hero super food can be eaten of course.  But, beets can also be used to make foods redder.  Items like tomato paste, gravy mixes, sauces, jams, and yes, you’re not going to believe this one ice cream all use the Betanins to deepen the red color too!  In addition to coloring, beets are also used to flavor other certain vegetables juices like carrot and celery.  And as an added treat, beetroot has the same chemical that is present in chocolate.  This feel good chemical is tryptophan.

In the food category, beetroot powder can be eaten directly, mixed in a beverage, or even sprinkled on food like salads or meats.  Even when used in small amounts, for all of the healthy benefits that beets are able to provide, it was not necessarily affect the flavor. When preparing food with beetroot powder, one teaspoon is equivalent to one beet, nutritionally speaking.

Beetroot is also used in the wine industry because the addition of this ingredient makes a wine that tastes very similar to port.  Beetroot can also be used to make homemade wine.  Wine producers use beets because it is so easily distilled.

Besides using beets in food and makeup for coloring purposes, beets can also be used as a natural dye for clothing.  It is believed that beets are a perfect substitute for red dye.  And, unlike the red dye, beets used as coloring will not cause any allergic reactions.  In fact, Victorians used beets to dye their hair.

Beets in Cosmetics:

Beets are an extremely interesting herb to include in your cosmetic recipes.  Besides all of the health benefits that beetroot has to offer, you do not necessarily have to consume the beet in order to get on the healthy track.  By just incorporating the addition of beetroot powder as an ingredient, your skin and body is able to enjoy beetroot benefits.  Are you looking for an additional bonus?  Any time that beetroot powder is used in a cosmetic or body product recipe, beets also double as a natural colorant.

Sugar Scrubs- Beetroot Powder can be used in sugar scrub recipes to allow your skin all of the luxurious benefits that can be had.  For a great sugar scrub recipe that highlights the use of beetroot powder, check out our emulsified beet sugar scrub recipe.  Your skin will be so soft and glowing; this sugar scrub will become part of your daily routine.

Hair- This is one way to add a little color to your hair without using all those chemicals.  Beetroot juice when mixed with regular henna powder can actually be used to add a light chestnut color to your hair.  Look at that, a little color with the bonus of truly healthy, beautiful, not striped hair.

Facial Soaps and Facial Masks- Beetroot works great for skin blemishes and acne.  In fact using a facial mask with the addition of beetroot powder has shown a decrease in mothers mask and blemishes when used on a regular basis.  This is due to your facial pores receiving iron and vitamins from the beetroot.  Besides helping to fade away blemishes and reducing acne, beetroot in a facial mask will leave a healthy pinkish color to your face.  If you are interested an amazing facial recipe click on our beet root facial soap recipe.  Your face will thank you!  Please note, when adding beetroot powder to soap, it will eventually turn yellowish brown in color due to the alkalinity of the soap.  Although beetroot powder does discolor in soap, it still provides nutrition to the skin.

Blush- Are you looking to add a little hue to your checks?  Using beetroot powder as a blush is an amazing natural option to store bought blushes.  And, even better yet is the fact that Natures Garden has a Natural Beet Blush recipe that literally only contains 3 ingredients!  All natural, all healthy, and all beautiful!

Lip Glosses- With a little elbow grease, beetroot powder can be added to your lip gloss recipes as a natural colorant.  With the addition of flavoring, a beetroot lip gloss is just as effective even better then commercial lip glosses.  You can conquer two things: great glossy lips and a healthy pout to boot. For a link to one of the greatest natural lip gloss recipes on the internet check out our Natural Beet Root Lip Gloss Recipe.  When making lip gloss colored with beetroot powder, it is important that the beetroot powder is not clumpy when added to the recipe.  We also found that whipping the lip gloss mixture to incorporate the beetroot is necessary to get the beetroot properly suspended in the lip gloss oils/butters.

Bathing Products- You can use the addition of beetroot powder in your bath products too!  Whether you are using your beetroot powder to color your soaps or lotions, or including beetroot powder because of its nutrients for the skin, it can be done.  For a super great bath product recipe, look at our Rose Violet Bath Melts recipe.  The rich and vibrant color is achieved using nothing more than beetroot powder.  Just in case you are wondering….NO, this bath melt recipe will not stain your bathtub.

Once we uncovered what a key ingredient beetroot powder can be for bath and body products, the creative wheels just began cranking wildly.  We have been testing beetroot powder in various bath and body recipes for some time now.  Some of the most enlightening facts that we would like to share with you are:

Beetroot Powder has a tendency to clump.  If you are using beetroot powder for a body product, it is vital that you break up any clumps.  In doing so, you will find a nice even distribution of the beetroot powder among your mixture.

When working with beetroot powder and recipes that contain polar (water loving) components, we have found that “wetting” the powder in vegetable glycerin works wonders for incorporation, especially when you are using the beetroot powder as a natural colorant.  Please note:  If you are making a non-polar (oil based) product that does not have any polar (water loving) ingredients, vegetable glycerin should not be used for wetting.  Vegetable glycerin will settle out of recipes that are strictly non-polar. However, this “wetting” procedure works wonders in emulsified scrub recipes that contain an emulsifying wax, and in lotion recipes.

Beetroot Powder used in soaps will oxidize, turning the soap into a tanish brown color.

Obviously because beets can dye, there may be some hesitation when using beets in your cosmetic recipes.  But, have no fear of accidently dying your fingers a pink color.  The color (dye) of beetroot powder is water soluble.  Using lukewarm water and soap avoids any possible stain.  Another tip to remove the pink fingers is to rub lemon juice and salt on your fingers before you wash them with soap and water.  If beetroot has stained a fabric, try using a freshly sliced raw pear, rubbing the stain first before washing.

Beet Storage:
Beets contain a high nutritional value.  It is also these nutrients that are highly sensitive to air and light exposure.  Beet root powder should be stored in an air tight container.  This container should be in a dark, dry, cool place.  Although refrigeration and/or freezing is an option for beet root powder, it is not necessary.

Note: Natures Garden sells our herbs for external use only. We do not sell them as food items. (The information we provide is for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration). Keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets. Special care should be taken by pregnant and/or lactating women when handling herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our herbs. All testing is the responsibility of the customer.