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Oct
16

Sandalwood MP Soap Recipe


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Sandalwood MP SoapSandalwood MP Soap Recipe

This Sandalwood MP Soap Recipe Is simply amazing! It will have you feeling squeaky clean and smelling fantastic! The natural base is perfect for soap. It is also great for your skin. It will have you smiling when you use it. The layered soap will make an amazing finished product. It will rival any designer soap! It is simple to make. Why not make soap that you know exactly what is in it? We hope you enjoy this recipe!

Sandalwood MP Soap Ingredients

Other ingredients and equipment:

  • Rubbing Alcohol (in spray bottle)
  • Mixing Bowls (two small, and at least one large)
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Scale
  • Hand Mixer

Ingredients Spotlight

Before we begin creating our sandalwood melt and pour soap recipe, we will spotlight some of the ingredients that we will be uses. So, below, we will look at a few of the details and benefits of some of the ingredients we are working with today.

Sandalwood Fragrance OilSandalwood Fragrance Oil

Natures Garden’s Sandalwood Fragrance Oil is perfect for anyone who loves the woods!  How can we get nature in a bottle? This fragrance oil has come close to it! We were challenged to try and create a fragrance oil for people who are in love with mother nature! It smells just like you’re in the woods surrounded by thick trees and flowers. This wonderful fragrance has an earthy and robust tone. A perfect mix of woody bouquet of cedar and sandalwood. With a simple touch of rose and jasmine to give it a nice balance. This fragrance oil will be perfect for all kinds of projects. This Sandalwood MP soap recipe is a great way to show it off!

SOYA MILK Melt and Pour Soap BaseSOYA MILK Melt and Pour Soap Base

The soya milk melt and pour soap base comes in two pound slabs. The soap base has lines on them for easy measuring and cutting what you need. It is an all natural base with no added detergents. It contains skin loving oils like coconut oil and sunflower oil. When washing with this mp soap base it will make your skin squeaky clean!

Whipped Soap BaseWhipped Soap Base

This whipped soap base will leave your skin feeling soft and moisturized. It has a very bright white color. You can use this for a multitude of products including bath frosting, body butters, foaming scrubs, and shaving cream! Just whip the base with a mixer, it’s that easy. If you want it to harden so that you can create mp soap, simply mix in a little bit of the melt and pour soap base and some vegetable glycerin.  You can even add fragrance oil and soap colorant.

Cocoa PowderCocoa Powder

When thinking of cocoa powder, we all think of chocolate and hot cocoa. I know I do! The cocoa tree comes from Central and South America. It was first exported in 1585 to Europe. There are a lot of uses for this ingredient! Including foods, skin care, hair care,
soaping, and medicinal purposes. Who knew cocoa could be good for so many things? Cocoa powder contains many minerals important for the body. There are many benefits to using this organic cocoa powder on your skin. It promotes healthy skin and skin cell development! To learn more head to Nature’s Garden Cocoa Powder Class.

Himalayan Pink Salt Coarse GroundHimalayan Pink Salt Coarse Ground

Himalayan sea salt is a pure salt that has a light pink color that can very from red to white. It’s actually extracted from hand due to traditions! It is originally formed from fossil deposits over 250 million years ago! It’s been used for centuries. It contains minerals important to the body including copper, magnesium, potassium, and other incredible minerals. It’s thought to be one of the purest salts on earth! Common bath and body products are soaps, scrubs, bath products and aromatherapy products. It has incredible medicinal and therapeutic benefits!

Weights for your Sandalwood MP Soap Recipe

Rose Layer Weights

5 grams of rose clay
12 grams of vegetable glycerin
340 grams of soya melt and pour soap base
17 grams of Sandalwood fragrance oil

Brown Layer Weights

5 grams of cocoa powder
5 drops of black oxide colorant
10 drops of brown oxide colorant
340 grams of soya melt and pour soap base
17 grams of Sandalwood fragrance oil

White Layer Weights

227 grams of soya melt and pour soap base
11 grams of Sandalwood fragrance oil

Whipped Soap Weights

207 grams of whipped soap base
20 grams Sandalwood fragrance oil
207 grams of soya melt and pour soap base

Preparations Before Creating the MP Soap

Clean and sanitize your work area and all of your equipment as well as your packaging materials. Make sure you have enough room to work. Grab all of your ingredients now so you will have them in reach. When trying a new recipe, it is easier to have all the necessities so you are able to focus on the what you need to do.  It is suggested that you wear gloves, protective clothing, and a hair net while preparing this recipe.  In addition, prepare a spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol. The alcohol will help prevent you from getting air bubbles in the top of your soap.

 

Preparing Your Soap ColorantsPreparing Your Soap Colorants

Now, you will need to prepare the colorants.  We will use a combination of rose clay and tomato red FUN Soap Colorant for the pink.  For the brown colorant, we will use a combination of the cocoa powder and brown and black oxides.

Preparing Rose Clay Soap ColorantPreparing Rose Clay Soap Colorant

You will need a small mixing bowl for this. Add the 5 grams of rose clay. Then start adding about 12 grams of vegetable glycerin.  Stir the vegetable glycerin slowly. You’re looking for a completely emulsified paste. Once completely blended, set it aside.

Preparing Brown Soap ColorantPreparing Brown Soap Colorant

Grab another small mixing bowl. Slowly add 5 grams of cocoa powder and then add 12 grams of vegetable glycerin. Once that mixture is completely combined, add 5 drops of black oxide colorants and 10 drops brown oxide colorant to deepen the color. Then, stir to completely combine the paste!

Preparing The Brown Layer of SoapPreparing the Brown Layer of Soap

In a clean medium microwave safe mixing bowl, add 340 grams of soya milk melt and pour soap base. Begin melting the soap base in short 30-second increments. Make sure to stir in between each burst. Once completely melted, add the 17 grams of sandalwood fragrance oil from Natures Garden. Then, add the brown soap colorant. Stir the soap base until it is completely combined.

Pouring the Brown Layer into the MoldPouring the Brown Layer into the Mold

Slowly pour the brown soap mixture into the mold. Once all the soap is in the two pound loaf mold, spray the soap layer with rubbing alcohol to remove any lingering air bubbles. This step gets rid of the air bubbles to give you an smooth finish. Set this aside to allow it to set up before moving on.

Preparing the White Soap LayerPreparing the White Soap Layer

Once the brown layer is set up, we can begin making the white layer of soap. Start by adding the 227 grams of soya milk melt and pour soap base. Completely melt the mp soap just like you did in the previous step. Then, add 11 grams of sandalwood fragrance oil. Stir the mixture until you’re sure the oil is thoroughly integrated.

Pouring the White Layer Into the MoldPouring the White Layer Into the Mold

Start by spraying the previous layer of brown soap with your alcohol. This will ensure that your soap layers adhere to each other. When you’re sure your white layer of soap is completely blended with the fragrance oil, begin adding your white soap base to the loaf mold. Then, spray your white layer of soap with your alcohol. Finally, allow time for it to set up before continuing.

Preparing the Pink Soap LayerPreparing the Pink Soap Layer

Now, we will prepare the pink layer of soap. Begin by adding 340 grams of soya melt and pour soap base into a clean and dry mixing bowl. Melt the soap base and stir to make sure all clumps are gone. Once thoroughly melted, add 17 grams of the Sandalwood fragrance oil and the rose clay colorant that you prepared earlier. Stir the mixture until everything is completely blended together.

Pouring The Pink Soap LayerPouring The Pink Soap Layer

Start by spraying the white layer of soap with rubbing alcohol. This will ensure that this layer and the next layer adhere to each other. Then, pour the pink soap base on top of your white layer. Once you have all of your base into the mold, respray your pink layer to remove any air bubbles. Place it aside, allowing time for it to fully set before moving on. You’re starting to get close to your perfect Sandalwood MP Soap.

Preparing The Whipped SoapPreparing The Whipped Soap

In a large mixing bowl, put 207 grams of the whipped soap base into the bowl. Then, add 20 grams of Sandalwood fragrance oil. Next, add 20 grams of the vegetable glycerin. Use a hand mixer to completely combined the ingredients. Keep mixing the whipped soap base until it has the same consistency as whipped cream.

Adding the Soy Soap Base To The Whipped SoapAdding the Soy Soap Base To The Whipped Soap

Alright, now that you have finished getting the consistency you need for the whipped soap, weigh out the last remaining 207 grams of Soya Milk Melt and Pour soap base. Melt the soap base the same as you did in the previous steps. Once satisfied that there are no chunks of soap left unmelted, add the soya melt and pour and quickly mix the ingredients with a hand mixer, until all the melt and pour soap base is in your whipped soap bowl. Again, you’re looking for a whipped cream consistency!

Adding The Finished Whipped Soap On Top

When going to add the final layer of soap, spray the top of the pink soap in the mold with the alcohol to ensure that the whipped soap adheres to the pink soap. Once you have sprayed the soap, you can go ahead and add the whipped soap on top of the pink layer. When adding the next layer, try to keep some peaks to the whipped soap. This will give you an added texture, while also looking like a neapolitan cake.

Topping the Sandalwood MP SoapTopping the Sandalwood MP Soap

Next, add the final touch to your layered soap. While the whipped is still wet, add the Himalayan pink salt. We used about two tablespoons. However, you can use more or less if you choose to. Sprinkle this evenly on top. Let the soap dry and completely set up.

Cutting the Sandalwood MP SoapCutting the Sandalwood MP Soap

After your soap has setup, you will be able to cut it to your desired thicknesses. Place the soap in the mitre box. Then, use the cutter to slice your soap to the thickness of your choosing. Once you cut the soap into individual bars it is ready to use! This makes the perfect bar of soap for the shower or washing your face and hands. We hope you love this Sandalwood MP Soap Recipe as much as we do!

Hopefully you have had an amazing experience making your Sandalwood MP soap. We were inspired to create this project due to the amazing benefits of Himalayan pink sea salt. So, we wanted to make a soap to showcase it! In fact some of the staff of Natures Garden love pink salt so much that they go to pink salt rooms.  To read more about Himalayan salt therapy, you can check it out at Kalahari Resort Website!

Sep
05

Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe


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Chocolate Facial Mask RecipeChocolate Facial Mask Recipe

There are a lot of benefits you can get from our chocolate face mask recipe that will really bring out the beauty in your skin! While we knew that cocoa power could be wonderful for skin, we still didn’t have a cocoa recipe that would care for your face. So, we decided to create a real chocolate face mask with cocoa powder! This recipe will leave your skin feeling clean, vibrant, and so soft.  So, check out our fabulous Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe from Natures Garden!

This facial recipe uses all natural ingredients to create a perfect recipe that will care for your face and leave you with a healthy glow! Further, we added vegetable glycerin and Vitamin E Oil to make sure that your skin remains nourished and gorgeous. Since removing toxins in your pores could pull out moisture, we need something to replenish and soften the skin. Plus, we included bentonite clay, which is perfect for creating homemade facials. Whether you are looking for a bentonite clay mask for blackheads, chocolate face mask for acne, or are interested in the other wonderful skin benefits, this is the perfect face mask recipe for you!

Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe Ingredients and Equipment Available at Natures Garden

Cocoa Powder Organic
Bentonite Clay Powder
VITAMIN E OIL (Tocopherol T-50) Natural
VEGETABLE GLYCERN
Disposable Pipettes
4 oz Clear PET Jars
White Dome Lids 58/400
1 oz. Crystal Clear PET Bullet Bottles
White Smooth Disc Top Lids 20/410

Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe Equipment You Will Need for Recipe

Medium Sized Mixing Bowl
Gram Scale
Mixing Spoon

Things need for facial mask use:
Small Sized Mixing Bowl
1 Tablespoon
1/2 Teaspoon
Water
Jar of The Finished Powder Mixture
Bottle of the Vegetable Glycerin

Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe Weights and Amounts of Ingredients

96 grams of the Cocoa Powder Organic
224 grams of the Bentonite Clay Powder
24 drops of the Vitamin E Oil (Tocopherol T-50) Natural
12 grams of the Vegetable Glycerin

Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe Benefits of Organic Cocoa Powder and Other Ingredients

First, cocoa powder is great for your skin! Cocoa contains Omega 6 fatty acids, which can help heal wounds and fade scars. Plus, the cocoa has been known to protect the skin and promote healthy, rejuvenated skin! Furthermore, this ingredient should improve complexion and leave your skin glowing by increasing blood flow and its natural skin protection. Thus, this sounded like a perfect ingredient for an all natural facial recipe!

Additionally, bentonite clay has some healing benefits for the skin, as well! It has been known to help reduce acne as it will help reduce the production of sebum in the skin. Further, some have found this clay to have absorptive properties, which will attract toxins and impurities our of the skin to be easily washed away.

Furthermore, the vegetable glycerin is great for your skin, too! While most of these lovely ingredients focus on pulling out toxins, it is important to make sure that your skin doesn’t get dried out in the process! So, this ingredient is included to help pull some moisture back into your skin. Thus, your skin won’t dry out! Instead, your face will become softer and more moisturized!

Also, Vitamin E Oil is a lovely ingredient for your skin! It is known to hydrate, repair, and protect your skin from damage. So, this ingredient is perfect for producing soft, rejuvenated skin. Plus, many have used Vitamin E Oil to reduce wrinkles and reducing signs of aging.

So, these ingredients will get your skin feeling clean, detoxed, and nourished! It is the perfect mixture to provide your skin with the healthy glow you have been searching for. Plus, all of these ingredients are natural and should be great for more sensitive skin types. Literally, there are five ingredients, including water, that are all naturally derived and great for your skin!

Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe Preparing to Create Your Face Mask

Since you are creating a product for your face, it is very important that you make some preparations to ensure there are no contaminates. Otherwise, you could end up with dirt or debris in your recipe. So, we want to prevent this as best we can. First, clean and sanitize your bowl and mixing spoon. This is most important as these utensils will have direct contact to your facial. Next, sanitize your work space. While this won’t touch your facial, anything on the counter could indirectly reach the recipe as you set down the mixing spoon between uses. Thus, cleaning both the equipment and your work space will keep your homemade facial safe enough for your to use without worry!

Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe Weighing the Bentonite Clay PowderChocolate Facial Mask Recipe Weighing the Bentonite Clay Powder

First, we are going to prepare the Bentonite Clay Powder for your facial. So, retrieve your medium sized mixing bowl and the scale. Also, you should set your scale to grams. Then, you will tare the weight of the bowl and weigh out 224 grams of your Bentonite Clay Powder. After, you will be ready to add the next ingredient.

Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe Weighing the Organic Cocoa PowderChocolate Facial Mask Recipe Weighing the Organic Cocoa Powder

 

Next, we are going to be preparing the Organic Cocoa Powder for your facial recipe. This ingredient will be added to the same mixing bowl that now contains your bentonite clay powder. So, you are going to have to tare the weight of this filled bowl and add in 96 grams of the organic cocoa powder to the bowl. Be sure to mix these two ingredients together enough that everything is evenly dispersed.

Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe Adding the Vitamin E OilChocolate Facial Mask Recipe Adding the Vitamin E Oil

Now, we are going to add the pure vitamin E oil to your powdered mixture. Retrieve your bowl containing the bentonite clay and organic cocoa powder. Also, you will need a disposable pipette to add this ingredient. Now, you will use the disposable pipette to add the 24 drops of the Vitamin E Oil to the bowl of your powder mixture.

 

 

 

Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe Mixing Together the IngredientsChocolate Facial Mask Recipe Mixing Together the Ingredients

After your three ingredients have been added to the mixing bowl, it is time to blend it all together. You will need to mix everything well enough that each ingredient is dispersed evenly throughout the mixture. You are going to want the beneficial qualities of each ingredient in every facial, so be sure to mix well! This is the final time you will mix these ingredients before packaging, so make it count!

Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe Packaging the Facial PowderChocolate Facial Mask Recipe Packaging the Facial Powder

Next, the powdered portion of this facial recipe is complete. You should make sure that everything is mixed fully! Now, you can scoop your completed mixture into the 4 oz jars. So, carefully transfer this fluffy powder to fill each of the jars. Then, put the lid on each of these filled jars. When you are finished, each of your four 4 oz Clear PET Jars should be completely filled.

Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe Preparing the Vegetable Glycerin Portion

After, you will be packaging the other portion of your facial mask. So, take your 1 oz Clear Bullet Bottles and fill each one with about 24 grams of the Vegetable Glycerin. Then, place one 20/410 White Disc Top Lids on each of the filled 1 oz bottles. Now, you can pair up each jar with one bottle. Each pair should be proportioned well enough to have the correct amount of ingredients to make about eight facials!

Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe Creating the Finished Homemade Facial

Later, you will need to mix the powder and the Vegetable Glycerin together to use your facial. So, when you are ready to use one of your homemade facials retrieve a small sized mixing bowl. Now, you are going to combine your ingredients. Take a tablespoon of the powdered mixture, two tablespoons of water, and about a half teaspoon of the Vegetable Glycerin. After, you will mix this all together well until it is all the same consistency.

Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe Using the Homemade Facial Recipe

Finally, your facial is ready to use! Apply a thin layer of the chocolate facial to your face and let the magic begin! Now, just sit back and relax as this recipe takes care of your skin. Maybe even grab some real chocolate, which we would recommend the scrumptious Lindt chocolates, to pair with your chocolate facial as you wait. The moment is yours, so make it worth every second!

As the mask sits on your face it will begin to harden and tighten a bit. After the facial has entirely hardened you will find no more wet spots on your facial, so it is ready to come off. Now, you can wash off this chocolate facial recipe with some warm water. Finally, your face should feel refreshed and look rejuvenated!

Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe Why We Wait to Mix in the Vegetable Glycerin

Now, you may be thinking to yourself, “Why would I wait to add the Vegetable Glycerin?”. I mean it seems like it would be so much easier to just mix everything now, as you already have all your crafting equipment out and ready. Then, you’d have it all ready to go when you need it. However, there are a few factors that make the nature of mixing the facial ingredients more complicated.

After you mix your ingredients, the shelf life will be short. Without a preservative, you will only have a shelf life of one week. Further, this is only the shelf life of a week if it is kept in the refrigerator. So, unless you intend on making a ton of facials immediately, this is not going to end well. If you make all of your facials now, then you will have to use all thirty two individual facials within a single week! Otherwise, the facial will begin to host bacteria and other undesirable organisms that you will not want anywhere near your face.

If you didn’t want to use it all right away, then you could add a preservative to your recipe. Now, adding a preservative is fine and will make the mixed facials last longer, but this is not your only option. There is an easier and more realistic method that will keep this facial all natural where you won’t lose most of the product. There is no need to heat your ingredients and wait for the proper temperature to add the Optiphen. Just wait to mix in the vegetable glycerin and the water until it is time to use the facial. We promise it is an easy way to make your recipe last so much longer!

Plus, all natural cosmetic businesses can sell the mixed powder and vegetable glycerin in a small kit with instructions. Each kit would contain one jar and one bottle, which would produce eight individual facial masks. In addition, this is a project you can put together in minutes! Plus, all you need to do is explain the proportion of mixing the powder, water, and vegetable glycerin! Not only will this be easier to produce, but your facial will be entirely all natural! So, your customers will feel safe using this preservative free recipe on their face. Everybody wins!

Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe Other Recipes You Can Try OutChocolate Facial Mask Recipe Other Recipes You Can Try Out

If you would like to check out more free recipes that you can create, then head over to the Natures Garden website! Our free Classes and Recipes page has tons of different ideas for crafting and making quality products. Whether you are looking for spa quality products or ideas for some fun girls night in ideas, we have recipes that will suit your needs perfectly!

Further, we have a wide variety of classes and recipes on everything from room scents to bath and body products, so it is no surprise that we’d have different types of facial mask recipes, too! Those that maybe be looking for a great facial have many options to choose between. If you are curious about our other face mask recipes, check out our Facial Mask Recipes page!

Natures Garden sells our powders and essential oils for external applications only.  In the above written blog post, we briefly discussed the wonderful benefits of some of the powdered ingredients in this recipe and the some of its uses across various industries.  Nothing in this article is to be construed as medical advice.  Please consult your doctor before using any of this information for treatment purposes.  We provide this data for educational purposes only.