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Oct
03

Bite Me Bloody Bath Gel


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BIte Me Bloody Bath GelBite Me Bloody Bath Gel

Today, we are going to show you how to make a fun project that is perfect for Halloween!  Our Bite Me Bloody Bath Gel project uses Natures Garden’s Bite Me Fragrance Oil along with the Ritzy Bath Gel.  This soap making project is a fun and easy project that will make a spooktacular addition to your Halloween bath and body product line!

Bite Me Bloody Bath Gel Ingredients

Ritzy Bath Gel

Bite Me Fragrance Oil

Xanthum Gum

8 oz. Clear Boston Round Bottles

White 24/410 Lotion Pumps

Da Bomb Soap Dye- Red 

Ritzy Gallon Pump Dispenser

Disposable Pipettes


Other Items Needed for the Bite Me Bloody Bath Gel Project

Mixing Bowl

Measuring Spoon

Distilled Water

Hand Mixer

Funnel

Scale

Total Recipe Amounts:

27 ounces Ritzy Bath Gel

2 ounces Distilled Water

1/2 tsp Xanthum Gum

12 ml Bite Me Fragrance Oil

15 drops Da Bomb Soap Dye- Red

A Closer Look at Some of the Ingredients Used

Before we begin, let’s look at some of the Natures Garden products that we will be using in this soap making recipe.  We will look at these ingredients and talk a little more about each one in depth, below.  For those familiar with these products, you can go ahead and begin.

Ritzy Bath GelRitzy Bath Gel

The Ritzy Bath Gel from Natures Garden is a premade base.  In fact, it can be used right out of the jug.  This bath gel base allows you to create a quick bath and body product that work wonderfully.  It should be noted though, some fragrance oils can thin the base.  In order to counteract this, you can use a thickener, which we will talk about next, to get the base back to the proper thickness.

Xanthum GumXanthum Gum

The xanthum gum from Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies is a food grade, polysacharide, all natural thickener.  This thickener is designed to maintain transparency.  So, it perfect for products like our Bite Me Bloody Bath Gel.  It will allow your gel to maintain that gel look without turning it cloudy.   Xanthum gum can be used in products such as bath gel, shampoo, bubble bath, lotions, creams, shower gels, and liquid soaps.  Just a small amount of xanthum gum goes a long way.  In fact, you will only need .1-1% xanthum gum needed to thicken a thinned bath and body product.  When using xanthum gum, you will need to create a slurry.  So, you simply mix the powder with distilled water and mix with a hand mixer for about 5 minutes.  If you simply add the powder to your product, it will clump and not thicken.  Once you have mixed your xanthum gum, it should be quickly added to your product.

Da Bomb Soap DyesDa Bomb Soap Dyes

For this recipe, we will be working with the red Da Bomb Soap Dye.  The Da Bomb Soap Dyes from Natures Garden are water based colorants used in soap and cosmetic making.  They are FD&C dyes.  This particular soap dye is the red #40.  So, what make the Da Bomb Soap Dyes perfect for this soap making project?  Well, when used in bath gel, they allow you to maintain a translucent appearance.  In fact, this is also true when the Da Bomb soap colorants are used in a clear melt and pour soap base.  They produce a wonderful vibrant color.  However, when they are placed in a white soap base such as shea butter or goat’s milk mp soap base, they will give the finished soaps a beautiful pastel color.  They are also fabulous in lotions, whipped soap, and slime, giving each product that wonderful pastel color.

The Fragrance Oil Used in the Bite Me Bloody Bath Gel RecipeThe Fragrance Oil Used in the Bite Me Bloody Bath Gel Recipe

Dracula would fall in love with this fragrance oil by Natures Garden! Bite Me Fragrance Oil starts with fresh citrus notes of crisp lime and juicy orange sparkle with effervescent highlights. The citrus notes lead to a luscious blend of berry and cherry in this playful scent. Then, leafy green accents intensify as a base of vanilla creates sweet tones for the fragrance.  Bite Me Fragrance Oil is a Natures Garden original scent.

Top Notes:  black cherry, orange, strawberry, pineapple, lime
Mid Notes:  eucalyptus, violet, lily
Base Notes:  clove, vanilla bean

Did you know?  Count von Count the Muppet vampire from Sesame Street is based on the vampire myth that throwing mustard seeds outside ones door will stop any vampire from entering the home.  This is because, as the myth states, a vampire is compelled to count items, so therefore, the vampire would have to count all of the seeds which would take until sunrise.

So, how do our customers feel about Bite Me Fragrance Oil?  Well, they LOVE it!  Our clients use this berry scent in everything from wax melts to melt and pour soap to scrubs!  In fact it even performs well in CP soap!  Many consider this powerful fragrance oil a must have in their cold process soap line!  It had a perfect pour, no ricing, no acceleration, no separation, discolors to a light tan, very strong, a must have for all lines.

Bite Me Bloody Bath Gel Recipe Preparations

Prior to beginning, you will want to prepare your work area.  So, get all of your supplies out and ready in your clean work area.  In addition, clean and sanitize your packaging materials as well as any utensils that you will be using.  Finally, place the Ritzy gallon pump dispenser on the Ritzy Bath Gel jug.

Weigh Out Your Bath GelWeigh Out Your Bath Gel

First, you will need a deep mixing bowl.  Using a deep mixing bowl will make preparing the handcrafted bath gel much easier.  So, you will need your scale placed in front of you.  Then, place your bowl on the scale and weigh out 27 ounces of the Ritzy Bath Gel.

Color the Bite Me Bath GelColor the Bite Me Bath Gel

Next, we will add the soap colorant to the Bite Me Bath Gel.  So, you will need the red Da Bomb Soap Dye.  Then, to the Ritzy Bath Gel, you will need to add about 15 drops of the red Da Bomb Soap Dye.  Now, you will need to stir the gel to incorporate the color.  However, be careful not to over mix or mix too quickly.  Doing so can cause the base to create bubbles.

Adding the Bite Me Fragrance OilAdding the Bite Me Fragrance Oil

At this time we will be incorporating the scent.  As we talked about earlier, we will be adding Bite Me Fragrance Oil to this bath gel recipe.  If you have not worked with this berry scent in the past, you are missing out!  It happens to be one of my favorite fragrance oils!  So, the easiest way to add the fragrance is with a disposable pipette.  Using a disposable pipette, add 12 ml Bite Me Fragrance Oil to the bath gel.  Using a mixing spoon, blend the ingredients together.  Remember, stir slowly as stirring to quickly can create bubbles.

Adding the Xanthum Gum ThickenerAdding the Xanthum Gum Thickener

Now, you may notice that the fragrance oil has thinned the Rity Bath Gel.  Well, to help thicken the base back up, we will be adding some of the xanthum gum.  In order to do this, we need to first create a slurry  So, since xanthum gum will clump when added to water, we will first need to pre-mix it.  In an empty mixing bowl, add 1/2 tsp of the xanthum gum powder.  Then, and add 1/4 cup of room temperature distilled water.  Finally, use a hand mixer to mix the ingredients.  You will need to mix the two ingredients for about five minutes.  You will notice the mixture begin to take on a gel-like look.  This gel can then be added to the Bite Me scented bath gel in order to thicken it.  How much you add will depend on how thick you would like your finished bath gel to be.  So, simply add a small amount and then stir.  Once you are happy with the thickness, you are ready to move on.

Adding the Bath Gel to the BottlesAdding the Bath Gel to the Bottles

Finally, we are ready to add the Bite Me Bloody Bath Gel to the 8 ounce bottles.  So, you will need three bottles.  Additionally, you will need three pump dispensers.  Finally, you will need your funnel.  So, place the into the opening of one of the bottles.  Then, fill the bottles with some of the bath gel.


Then, remove the funnel and repeat this process with each of the bottles.  Lastly, place a pump on each bottle, trimming the dip tube on each one before placing it in the bottle.

 

Labeling the BottlesLabeling the Bottles

For this project, we decided to create labels for the handmade bath gel.  We then added a fun Halloween themed label to each bottle.

 

We hope that you have enjoyed creating this Bite Me Blood Bath Gel project.  If you have any questions about this project, or any other candle, cosmetic, or soap making questions, feel free to reach out to us.  You can contact us on our HUG Line, through email, or any of our social media sites.  We hope to hear from you soon!

 

Dec
18

12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes


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12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Cocoa Butter Class

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

12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Cocoa Powder Class

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12 Free Cosmetic Making Classes: Homemade Cosmetic Gifts

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

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

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

Jul
12

What is Resveratrol and What Does It Do?


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What is Resveratrol and What Does It Do?What is Resveratrol and What Does It Do?

What is resveratrol and what does It do? Resveratrol is a natural polyphenol that is created by a few different plants. You may know resveratrol best from red wine, but it can be found in other plants, too. For example, the Japanese knotweed contains this herb, too. Whether you consume it from natural sources or get a resveratrol supplement, there are tons of benefits for your body. Plus, there are even benefits that this cosmetic herb can provide for your skin! At Natures Garden we sell the resveratrol extract powder herb for creating skin-loving bath and body products. However, there are many known benefits that this herb can provide for your whole body! Let’s talk about some of the benefits that resveratrol has for you!

What is Resveratrol and What Does It Do?: Growing Conditions

There are a few different natural sources that we know of that contain resveratrol. For this cosmetic herb, it can be harvested from two different sources. First, we have the Japanese knotweed that is a hardy plant that is able to survive against a bombardment of pests, fungus and disease in its native environment. Second, we can get resveratrol from the skin of red grapes. Both these plants can be used to extract the same herb. No matter the source, there are many beneficial properties found in resveratrol. If you are interested, you can read below to learn more about both plants.

What is Resveratrol and What Does It Do?: Red Grape SkinsWhat is Resveratrol and What Does It Do?: Red Grape Skins

Grapes require an area that is either full sun or gets direct sunlight in the morning. Also, most grapes require a warm climate, which the American grapes being the best for the cold. Their soil should be well draining, deep, loose, and moist due to a light layer of mulch. If you are growing new plants, then you will need to care and protect your plant for about three years before you get a harvest.

Once you get a bunch of grapes, you will know by the color. At first, they will be a bright green and they will turn to a deep, juicy red once they are ready. Just know that your grapes won’t continue to ripen after being picked. If you have grapes that won’t ripen, then you can prune some of the foliage to let more sun in for grapes that aren’t ripening. You can tell when your red grapes are ripe because the color will be a dark red without any visible green. Also, you can taste a few from different bunches to determine whether they are ready.

What is Resveratrol and What Does It Do?: The Japanese KnotweedWhat is Resveratrol and What Does It Do?: The Japanese Knotweed

The Japanese knotweed, or Polygonum cuspidatum, is a plant that is native to Japan. While this hardy plant is considered a weed in its country of origin, it is not a danger to its native environment. In fact, the resveratrol harvested from it has quite a few beneficial properties. However, when this hardy plant is moved to a new environment it can become an invasive species. Since the plants are native to Japan, they are integrated into the local ecosystem and have a good amount of competition.

However, when this species moves into a new area without the same competition it has a leg up on all the other organisms. This can lead to the native plants in this new environment to go extinct, which can be detrimental to an environment as organisms rely on one another. This animal may be a food source for another or it may have been a predator that would keep the prey population levels steady. So, in areas like the US and many other places, we would consider this plant an invasive species. This means that there is likely a ban on planting this herb if you live in an area other than Japan, China, or Korea.

What is Resveratrol and What Does It Do?: Industry Uses

There are many different ways to use resveratrol that can care for your entire body! Whether you are looking for a cosmetic herb for your products or a supplement to promote your health, resveratrol is a good antioxidant to try out. We like to use our wholesale cosmetic herb to create wonderful products that nourish your skin. Also, many people will eat this herb in the foods they already enjoy, as it occurs in some foods naturally. However, there are some sources, like knotweed, that are most often used for natural, medicinal purposes. So, read about the different potential benefits of resveratrol and see what you think!

What is Resveratrol and What Does It Do?: Bath and Body ProductsWhat is Resveratrol and What Does It Do?: Bath and Body Products

First of all, this wholesale herb is amazing for creating cosmetic recipes. The beneficial properties of this herb are perfect for skin care. You are sure to feel a difference with adding this to your typical recipes! You are going to love the properties of this herb in your homemade cosmetic products as they nourish and rejuvenate your skin. So, let’s get into some of the great ways to utilize this herb in your homemade bath and body recipes.

First, this bulk wholesale herb is perfect for including in your soap making supplies. This soap has anti-fungal and antibacterial properties that are fantastic to add to your homemade soap making supplies. Also, this cosmetic herb would be perfect for creating a homemade lotion recipe. This herb has beneficial properties that will protect your skin from UV damage. Also, this soothing cosmetic ingredient will help to reduce swelling and irritation with its anti-inflammatory properties. Further, this herb has a variety of properties that would make it amazing in a facial lotion. So, add this ingredient to your wholesale facial supplies can provide a boost to prevent signs of aging, reduce wrinkles, and reduce age spots (hyperpigmentation).

What is Resveratrol and What Does It Do?: Natures Garden RecipeWhat is Resveratrol and What Does It Do?: Natures Garden Recipe

Of course, a Wine Lotion Recipe would have the aroma of our Shiraz Fragrance Oil. The intoxicating scent of this fine red wine. Not only does our lotion recipe have the bubbly notes of our red wine fragrance oil, but it contains some of the beneficial properties of red wine. So, you can use this recipe to learn how to make scented lotion that protects and nurtures the skin.

What is Resveratrol and What Does It Do?: Medicinal UsesWhat is Resveratrol and What Does It Do?: Medicinal Uses

Both knotweed and red grapes are thought to have many beneficial properties. Not only do these plants contain benefits from the resveratrol herb, but they are full of other elements that can promote health. In fact, resveratrol is just one of the many benefits from these plants. Often, people would make knotweed into a tea. This herbal tea could be used to treat a variety of ailments, including dysentery and hemorrhoids. Also, a few studies have linked red grapes, which are used in red wine, to heart health, mental sharpness and so much more.

While these plants contain other elements that provide properties, resveratrol has many beneficial properties that it provides on its own. First, the resveratrol in red wine has been found to be useful for reducing bad cholesterol, which promotes heart health. Plus, this supplement has been found to be useful for helping your body regulate blood sugar. Additionally, people have found that this herb can be used to reduce blood pressure. Additionally, studies have suggested that resveratrol can promote brain health and slow age-related mental decline. It is believed that the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties contribute to the improved mental state. Another potential benefit of using this supplement is that it has been found to reduce joint pain by protecting cartilage from deteriorating and reducing symptoms caused by the inflammation.

Also, some people will take a supplement of this herb on its own to help treat or prevent illnesses, like cancer or heart disease. Although the results have been mixed, some people have found that resveratrol can inhibit cancer growth and change gene expression to inhibit growth. Furthermore, many people have found that this supplement can be used to prevent certain hormone-dependent cancers from being able to spread.

What is Resveratrol and What Does It Do?: Food and BeverageWhat is Resveratrol and What Does It Do?: Food and Beverage

One common beverage that you will find contains resveratrol is red wine. In fact, the resveratrol in the red grape skin used for this kind of wine is believed to be the cause of most of its health benefits. Regardless of these benefits, red wine is still alcohol and should be used responsibly. However, it is nice to know that our glass of red wine is a providing us with some wonderful benefits.

While red wine is the most fun, you can find resveratrol in red grape skins, too. You can eat your red grapes fresh or in your wine. Either way, you will be getting this beneficial herb. If you are curious about what other foods contain resveratrol, then check out 4 Foods That Are Good Sources of Resveratrol by Live Science! These natural resveratrol sources would be perfect way to increase your levels along with your red wine.

What is Resveratrol and What Does It Do?: Other

Although resveratrol is not directly linked to weight loss, you can include this useful tool in a diet to enhance the effects of your efforts. Often, a side effect of this supplement is a decrease in appetite. Plus, many people use this supplement to increase their endurance, which could help you to be able to work out longer without becoming fatigued as quickly. Also, some people have found that this supplement was useful for building muscle mass. Further, the herb has been known to be useful for promoting heart and brain health. Promoting cardiovascular health will help your overall fitness. So, anyone that is already working to lose weight and exercise may want to incorporate more resveratrol in their diet. 

What is Resveratrol and What Does It Do?: Whats Your Favorite Red Wine?

Since red wine contains beneficial properties from things like resveratrol, it may be a good idea to stock up. A glass or two may be enough to promote brain health and support healthy heart function. If you aren’t should about where to start, then check out Quiz: Discover The Red Wine You’ll Like by Vine Pair. This fun, simple quiz takes your taste preferences and comes up with a red wine that you would probably like the best. Give the quiz a try and see what wine they recommend for you!

What is Resveratrol and What Does It Do?: Reach out to UsWhat is Resveratrol and What Does It Do?: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you learned something new about resveratrol from our natural beauty blog. We hope that you can create some wonderful products with this herb. Plus, you can mix this herb with others available on the Herbs and Spices page top enhance the properties of your recipes! If you have any other questions about this herb, then just ask us! You can reach out to us on the phone, in the store, or on our social media. We have a Facebook page and we use the handle @ngscents on both Instagram and Twitter. Have fun with your homemade bath and body creations!

What is Resveratrol and What Does It Do?: A Note About Our Herbs

Note: Natures Garden sells herbs, like our resveratrol extract powder, for external use only. We do not sell resveratrol or any of our other herbs as food items. The information that we have provided about resveratrol is only for educational purposes. We do not intend for you to use this information on resveratrol to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated any of this information. Make sure that you keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets. Also, pregnant and/or lactating women should take special care when handling any of our herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our herbs. All product testing is the responsibility of the customer.

Jun
28

Common Hot Process Soap Questions


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Common Hot Process Soap QuestionsCommon Hot Process Soap Questions

Although hot process soap recipes have some things in common with the cold process soap recipes, there are a few new steps that can be confusing. So, we at Natures Garden felt it would be useful to answer some common hot process soap questions that our customers have asked us. This way we can equip you with all the soap making supplies and information that you need to make all kinds of wonderful homemade soaps!

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: What are the Hot Process Stages?

First, melt your oils and butters in a crock pot. Then, create your lye solution and add it to your crock pot. Use a stick blend to mix to trace and cover the crock pot. After about 15 minutes, stir the batter and replace the lip. Continue to stir every 15 minutes until the soap batter has the consistency of mashed potatoes. Then, place the soap in a mold and allow it to set up for 24 hours. After, remove from mold, cut, and allow it to cure for about 1-2 weeks. Although the bar may technically be safe to use, allowing it to cure will provide a harder, better quality bar of soap.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Can I Use the Pan or Crockpot I Used for Soapmaking for Food?Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Can I Use the Pan or Crockpot I Used for Soapmaking for Food?

No, you should never return your soaping equipment to the kitchen. So, make sure that you use a pan or crock pot that you aren’t overly fond of for your hot process soap recipes. Hopefully, you can find a pan or crock pot that is cheap or old to use for soap. Once anything in your kitchen is used for soapmaking, it should be moved into your soap making supplies permanently.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Do I Have to Use a Crock Pot for Hot Process Soap?

No, you don’t have to use a crock pot to be successful in making hot process soap. Many people like to use an old crock pot, but if you aren’t able to dedicate one to soap making it is okay to use something different. In fact, you can use a stove top and it works just as well. Honestly, your hot process soap will work just fine as long as your soap has a constant heat source.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: What Are The Hot Process Soap Benefits?

Since hot process soap has some similar steps to cold process soap, hp soap has many of the same benefits. Of course, for both methods, you can control all of the ingredients to avoid ingredient that may trigger allergies or irritate skin conditions. But, the biggest thing that sets the hp soap making method apart from the cold process soap is the cure time. Since hot process soap uses a heat source, like a crock pot or pan, that keeps the soap batter at higher temperatures. These higher temperatures will speed up the saponification process. So, your hot process soaps won’t need to cure as long as they would if they were made using the cp soap method.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Hot Process Soap Recipes?

Natures Garden offers a few different recipes for hot process soap that you can choose between. We have regular hp soap recipes, laundry soap recipes, and even a beard soap recipe. So, there are a lot of fun ideas for making hot process soaps! You can find all of our recipes under Hot Process Soap Recipes on the Free Recipes and Classes page.

 

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: When Do I Color Hot Process Soap?Common Hot Process Soap Questions: When Do I Color Hot Process Soap?

You will want to add your soap colorant after the batch is done cooking. So, mix in the coloring once the soap is a mashed potato consistency. Also, you can still do multiple colors with this method. Just split your cooked soap into different bowls and mix in color to each. Once the soap is colored, you can add more ingredients or scoop the soap to the mold.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: When Do I Add Fragrance to Hot Process Soap?

Again, you will want to add your fragrance oil after the soap has fully cooked and before you stick the soap in the mold. So, you can add your scent right after you add your colorant.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: How Long Do I Need to Cook Hot Process Soap?

The cooking time can vary depending on both the individual hot process soap recipe and the soaping ingredients used. Also, the crock pot or pan that you are using can affect the time, too. Some cases take about an hour and other instances may take a few hours. However, you can tell that your soap is done based on consistency. As your soap heats it will begin to get thicker, which you will notice as you are periodically checking the batter. At one point the soap batter will go through a gel phase, which gives a gel-like appearance. Right after this, the soap will get a mashed potato consistency. At this point, you are ready to scoop the soap into your soap mold.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Why is My Hot Process Soap Changing Color?Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Why is My Hot Process Soap Changing Color?

There are a few reasons why a soap would discolor. Most often, this kind of change is due to the vanillin content in a fragrance oil. This ingredient is what gives scented oils its vanilla notes. So, this type of discoloration can be minimized by using vanilla white color stabilizer. basically, all of the brown discoloration caused by vanillin and oxidation. Vanilla White Color Stabilizer will slow the oxidation of vanillin. However, there are many other ingredients in fragrance oils that can cause discoloration that we can’t reduce or control. This means that it is possible that this additive won’t solve discoloration if the vanillin content isn’t very high. You can find out whether a fragrance discolors and if its maintainable by looking in the description for that scented oil. Another reason that your soaps could change color is herbs, which can oxide over time. This will fade the initial color of the herb and likely become a dull color or change color.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Why Is My Hot Process Soap Separating In My Mold?

If your hp soap is separating in the soap mold, then it is a sign that the soap needed to cook longer. No need to rebatch. All you have to do is scoop the soap back into the crock pot or the pan and cook for a bit longer. It could also be caused by a recipe that wasn’t formulated properly or was not weighed out properly.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: How Long Do You Have to Wait to Use Hot Process Soap?

While hot process soap shortens the cure time, you still have a bit of waiting left to do. You will want to let your soap bars set for about 1-2 weeks, depending on your batch this could vary.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Why Is My Hot Process Soap Cracking?

Overheating can cause your hot process soap to crack in some places or develop strange patterns. Occasionally, it will just be a simple crack in the soap and other times you can end up with soap with peaks and craters. Sometimes soap can even get an appearance referred to as alien brains, which is kind of looks like a brain pattern.  Also, certain ingredients can lead to an increase in heating, like additives with natural sugars. So, you are more likely to overheat with milk, wine, honey, or fruit and veggie purees. Not only can these ingredients heat you soap, but they have the potential to cause a volcano effect in your soap. So, be sure to use caution for those ingredients with sugars.  

 

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Any Hot Process Soap Recipes with Shea Butter?Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Any Hot Process Soap Recipes with Shea Butter?

Yes, we do! We have quite a few free soap recipes for hot process soap, which includes the Beard Soap Recipe, the Game On HP Soap Recipe, and the Apricotie Hottie Soap Recipe. If you would like to see more of these types of soap-making recipes, then you can check out our Free Recipes and Classes page under the Hot Process Soap Recipes section.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Why is My Hot Process Soap Hard and Crumbly?

If you have soap that is too hard and crumbly, then stick around to learn about why your hot process soap would be this way and how you can fix it. Also, anyone that wants to learn how to make their hot process soap more fluid may want to start here. First, your soap batter could be over cooked, which makes the soap dry and hard. Alternatively, the recipe could contain too many hard oils, which could be saved by re-batching with more soft oils. Or, it could be that you didn’t add enough water. Also, it could be that an ingredient was forgotten or the recipe wasn’t formulated correctly. Another possibility is that there is too much of a soap additive, like sodium lactate, that increased the hardness too much. Often, you can simply fix the mistake and rebatch your soap.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: How Do I Rebatch Hot Process Soap?

Have you ever wondered can you melt a bar of soap and remold? It can be tempting to just scrap a failed batch of soap and start over. If you feel the same, then you will definitely want to hear about rebatching soap. Whether you forgot an ingredient, a hot process soap rebatch is a great idea for you to try. Plus, rebatching your old soap is a fairly simple process. First, grate your old soap and put these pieces in a crock pot. Then, you will need to melt this down with water and whatever you wanted to include in these soaps. If you want a more detailed set of instructions, then you can look at a previous blog on How to Rebatch soap.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Why Is My Hot Process Soap Soft and Crumbly?

Also, there are a few reasons why your soap could turn out soft and crumbly. One reason could be that you have too many soft oils and need more hard oils added to the recipe. Also, it could be an issue of not having enough lye for the amount of liquid added. So, it is possible that you may need to formulate the recipe again, which can be made easier with the help of SoapCalc. If your recipe is fine, then you may just need to cook your soap a bit longer. Another option is that you could’ve accidentally added a soap ingredient twice. While you may have a missing ingredient or need to add some different ingredients, it is okay because you should be able to rebatch and save the soap.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Why Is My Hot Process Soap So Soft? I Did Everything Right and It Is Still Soft.

When you first unmold and cut your hp soap, it may be softer than you like. It is common to be a little soft initially for hot process soaps. However, the soap will harden as it cures. Although the soap is safe to use, the bars after about a week, they may still be too soft. For hard soaps, we suggest allowing your soap to cure for 3-4 weeks.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Just Ask UsCommon Hot Process Soap Questions: Just Ask Us!

We hope that you were able to learn something interesting about hot process soap making! If you have any other questions or concerns about the hp soap-making method, then reach out and ask us. We are available in the Natures Garden store, on the phone, and on social media. You can reach out to us on the NG Facebook page, Twitter (@ngscents), or Instagram (@ngscents). Have fun soaping and we wish you the very best!