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Mar
04

Cucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe


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Cucumber Mint Body Cream RecipeCucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe

If you are looking for a conditioning lotion recipe, then you are sure to be interested in creating our Cucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe!   Of course, this skin loving cosmetic recipe uses luscious cosmetic oils and butters that will nourish and condition the skin. This lovely diy lotion recipe uses skin loving oils, like the luscious argan oil, that you will be sure to love on your skin. Further, the refreshing and clean aroma of the Cucumber Mint Fragrance Oil is perfect for creating a lovely scented lotion recipe. The scent of our fragrance oil has a refreshing mint scent that you will be sure to enjoy in your homemade lotion! You can use this lovely wholesale cosmetic supplies to create a non greasy homemade lotion that you will be sure to enjoy! So, check out the step by step instructions in the cosmetic blog below to learn all about how to make this homemade cosmetic recipe.

Cucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe: Cosmetic Ingredients and Equipment

Cocoa Butter
Stearic Acid
Traditional Emulsifying Wax
Argan Oil
Lanolin Oil USP Liquid
Chickweed Herb Cut & Sifted
VITAMIN E OIL (Tocopherol T-50) Natural
OPTIPHEN – Preservative
Cucumber Mint Fragrance Oil
2 oz White Low Profile Jars
White Done Lid 70/400
Thermometer
Fillable Teabag

Cucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe:

Distilled Water
Mixing Bowl
Stainless Steel Spoon
Stove top
Two Pots (For a Double boiler)
Medium Pot
Stick Blender
Spatula
Scale

Cucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe: Weights and Amounts

706 grams of the Distilled Water
80 grams of the Argan Oil
36 grams of the Lanolin Oil
48 grams of the Traditional Emulsifying Wax
20 grams of the Cocoa Butter
16 grams of the Stearic Acid
10 grams of the Vitamin E Oil
14 grams of the Optiphen Preservative
12 grams of the Cucumber Mint Fragrance Oil
9 tablespoons Chickweed Herb Cut and Sifted

Cucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe: Prepare and Sanitize

Before you get started on making your homemade bath and body recipe, you will want to make sure that you are properly prepared. First, you will need to make sure that all the equipment that you will need is sanitized and ready for you to use. If any of your necessary equipment isn’t ready to use, then you will need to clean this equipment with soap and water. Also, you will need to make sure that your work space is clean and free of clutter. Another preparation that you will want to make is gathering all of your necessary ingredients. This will make the process of creating homemade lotion easier and even more fun! Once your ingredients, equipment, and work space are ready to use, then you will be ready to get started with this bath and body recipe.

Cucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe: Double BoilerCucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe: Double Boiler

The last thing that you are going to want to set up before getting started with your cosmetic recipe is your double boiler. Anyone that already has a double boiler can move on to starting this cosmetic recipe. If you don’t already have a double boiler of your own, then you can make your own with supplies that you likely already have at your home. You will need to use two differently sized pots to create your double boiler. You will want to make sure that the smaller pot will fit into the larger pot. So, you can use the larger pot to hold the boiling water. Then, place your smaller pot inside the larger pot. You will need to make sure that the water won’t boil over. Once your water is boiling you will fill your smaller pot with the cosmetic ingredients that you need to melt.

Cucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe: Preparing the Water Phase

First, you are going to prepare the water phase for your homemade conditioner. Before you weigh out the water for your cosmetic recipe, you will want to boil the water to kill germs. So, you will need to start with at least 850 grams of distilled water. It is important to have extra water before you begin boiling because some of the water will evaporate. You will need to heat your water to at least 180 degrees Fahrenheit and hold this high temperature for at least 20 minutes. This will help you to destroy any bacteria that could be in the water.

Preparing the Water Phase: Add the Chickweed HerbPreparing the Water Phase: Add the Chickweed Herb

Now, we are going to create a tea using the chick weed herb.  This is just one way to infuse an herb into handmade lotions.  So, we will create a strong tea.  Fill three tea bags with the chickweed herb.  You will need about 3 tablespoons of the herb for each tea bag.  Then, add them to your water as it is boiling.  Chick weed herb is a wonderful herb that is wonderful for dry itchy skin.  American Indians were known for using chickweed for wounds and rashes.  Many use it to help with skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and boils.  Chickweed helps with cell-proliferation.  This helps wounds heal faster.

Cucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe: Preparing the Oil PhaseCucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe: Preparing the Oil Phase

Next, you are going to be preparing the oil phase of your refreshing body cream recipe. So, you are going to need to weigh out some of your cosmetic oils. You will need to use 16 grams of Stearic Acid, 48 grams of the Emulsifying Wax, 80 grams of Argan Oil, 36 grams of Lanolin Oil, and 20 grams of Cocoa Butter. After you have your ingredients measured, you will be ready to begin melting your scented lotion ingredients. Now, you can add all of these cosmetic supplies to your smaller pot. You will want to occasionally stir your ingredients as they are melting to avoid possible scorching. Once all of your body cream supplies are in a fluid state, you are ready to move on to the next step.

Cucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe: Weighing the Sterilized WaterCucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe: Weighing the Sterilized Water

Once your water has been boiling for at least 20 minutes you will be ready to use your freshly sterilized water. Now, you can remove your water from the heat source, remove the tea bags, and weigh out 706 grams of your sterilized water. You can add this water to your medium mixing bowl. While you need to wait before mixing the cosmetic oils and water, you can move on to the next step in this bath and body recipe.

Cucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe: Mixing Your Oil and Water TogetherCucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe: Mixing Your Oil and Water Together

Before you can mix your cosmetic oils with your prepared tea you need to make sure that these two phases are at the right temperature. The temperature is extremely important to ensure that the cosmetic ingredients emulsify with the water. Otherwise, your finished product will separate and not serve as a good lotion recipe. These two phases should each be at about 140 degrees Fahrenheit before combining the two. Also, you will want these phases to be no more than 10 degrees apart. You can use your candy thermometer to monitor the temperatures. Once you have the correct temperature, you can add both the water and oil to a larger mixing bowl. Then, you can use a stick blender to combine these two phases well. If you notice that your mixture is beginning to turn white as you continue to blend, then you will know that your mixture is emulsifying.

Cucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe: Adding the Remaining Cosmetic IngredientsCucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe: Adding the Remaining Cosmetic Ingredients

Now that the water and cosmetic oils have been completely emulsified, you are going to want to let your mixture cool. So, you will want to monitor the temperature until it reaches about 120 degrees Fahrenheit. You will want to be careful that you don’t go any lower than this temperature before you add your remaining cosmetic ingredients. Now you will need to weigh and add 10 grams of the Vitamin E Oil, 14 grams of the Optiphen Preservative, and 12 grams of the Cucumber Mint Fragrance Oil to your mixture. Again, you will want to use a stick blender to mix these newly added ingredients into your previously emulsified mixture.

Adding the Remaining Cosmetic Ingredients: Cucumber Mint Fragrance OilAdding the Remaining Cosmetic Ingredients: Cucumber Mint Fragrance Oil

This lovely bath and body recipe includes the refreshing aroma of our Cucumber Mint Fragrance Oil. This aroma begins with an extremely unique fragrance oil notes that include a blend of fresh cucumber and freshly-cut mint leaves, This aroma is complimented with floral blossoms. This scented oil begins with top notes of garden-fresh cucumber, ripe banana, and juicy clementine. These top notes are followed by a lovely combination of cyclamen blossoms, African violets, and Madonna lily. These notes are all sitting on a base of palm fronds, spearmint leaves, and cool peppermint. So, this clean and refreshing blend of fragrance oil notes is a perfect scent for your homemade lotion recipe.

Cucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe: Cooling Down the Lotion MixtureCucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe: Cooling Down the Lotion Mixture

At this point you may notice that your homemade lotion recipe is a bit thin. If you are worried about this thinner consistency of your lotion, you will just need to wait for your lotion to cool.  Your lotion will continue to thicken as it cools down to room temperature. So, don’t worry just yet! As your scented lotion begins to cool, you will need to stick blend periodically to make sure that all of the ingredients in your lotion recipe be mixed together well. Once your lotion mixture has cooled to room temperature you will be ready to begin packaging your body cream.

Cucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe: Packaging Your Wholesale Lotion RecipeCucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe: Packaging Your Wholesale Lotion Recipe

Now that your lovely bath and body mixture has cooled to about room temperature you will be ready to begin packaging your finished body cream recipe! So, you will need to prepare your wholesale packaging supplies, your cosmetic jars, for packaging your homemade lotion. This homemade lotion recipe will be able to make about five of the 8 oz jars full of body cream. Since we are using our 2 oz jars, you should be able to create about twenty jars of finished product! Once you have set up the cosmetic jars that you want to use, you are ready to begin scooping your finished product into these jars. Once each of the cosmetic jars are filled, you are ready to add the domed lids to the top of each of your jars. 

Cucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe: Using Your Finished Product

Of course, you are officially ready to use your finished Cucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe! You can use your own homemade lotion immediately or begin preparing them for your customers. Regardless of what you are going to do with your homemade scented lotion, you will love the conditioning properties for your skin as well as the refreshing aroma of the fragrance oil.

Cucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe: Cucumber Mint Lemonade Recipe

If you enjoy the refreshing aroma of our Cucumber Mint aroma, then you may be interested in trying out the scrumptious Mint Cucumber Lemonade from A Saucy Kitchen. This delightful drink recipe uses only six ingredients will guide you through how to create a delightfully fresh homemade lemonade recipe. This delicious beverage recipe includes freshly squeezed lemons, fresh cucumber, mint leaves, and a touch of something sweet. Plus, you can even include sparkling water in this delightful homemade drink. So, you can create a delicious beverage that includes the same refreshing notes as our own lotion recipe!

Cucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe: Reach Out to UsCucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you have enjoyed the fun and skin loving Cucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe. If you have any questions about this homemade lotion recipe, then feel free to reach out to us for advice on this diy lotion recipe. You can reach out to us on our HUG Line, on the NG store, and online. An easy way to reach out online is through our social media. You can find us on the Natures Garden Facebook. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on Instagram and Twitter. If you are interested in sharing your homemade creations or your ideas, then feel free to share with us and other crafters on our social media! We wish you the best of luck with creating your homemade lotion recipe and we hope to hear from you soon!

Cucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe: A Note About Our Homemade Recipes and Herbs

Natures Garden is not responsible for the performance of any of the homemade recipes that are provided on our website. Testing the finished product is your own responsibility. If you plan to resell the Cucumber Mint Body Cream Recipe that we have provided you, it is your own responsibility to adhere to all of the FDA regulations. If there are any other ingredients listed in a recipe that Natures Garden does not sell, we cannot provide you with any advice on where to purchase the ingredients we don’t offer.

Natures Garden sells our herbs, like chickweed for external use only. We do not sell chick weed 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.

Sep
20

Aloe Body Cream Recipe


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Aloe Body Cream RecipeAloe Body Cream Recipe

This Aloe Body Cream recipe is not only easy to create but would be a perfect gift to make for those you love! This lotion would also be a wonderful addition to your line of bath and body products! With skin loving ingredients such as Argan Oil, Mango Butter and Fractionated Coconut Oil.

In this day and age of products containing chemicals and people suffering from many types of skin conditions, this lotion is perfect! You might thing that making lotion would be a complicated thing to create, but the ingredients are simple and natural as well as the process!  Nothing complicated or intimidating in this recipe! This lotion is incredibly silky with no greasy after-feeling. Your skin will feel soft, supple and hydrated! Perfect for the upcoming winter months!

Aloe Body Cream: What Exactly is AloeAloe Body Cream: What Exactly is Aloe

So what is Aloe exactly? Well, most of us know it is a plant, and the gel that you squeeze from the plant is a must have to help soothe a summer sunburn. However, there are so many other uses and benefits from this spiky looking plant. Aloe barbadensis miller, or Aloe Vera, is a succulent plant that is native to the Mediterranean region as well as East and South Africa area. It is an incredibly adaptable plant and can now be found on just about any continent! Aloe Vera is one of the oldest known plants that has been used medicinally and can be traced back over 6,000 years to ancient Egypt. Ancient carvings contain images of the aloe plant, which they referred to as the “plant of immortality.” It was supposedly given as a gift to deceased pharaohs.

There is more to this plant than the use of its gel for sunburn, though. It contains many nutrients and minerals that are important to the body. Manganese, potassium, magnesium, zinc, copper, calcium, sodium, iron and chromium. Along with these nutrients are many body-healthy vitamins such as niacin, folic acid, vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and B12 plus, vitamin C and E. That is a lot of nutrients for such an unpretentious looking plant to have!

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Aloe Vera UsesAloe Body Cream Recipe: Aloe Vera Uses

What can Aloe Vera be used for? Well, there are many uses for this plant! Most know that it is a wonderful anti-inflammatory and antibiotic. The range for medical treatment has widened profoundly in the past ten years. Since it has been developed into a capsule form, Aloe can be used to help treat respiratory disorders such as bronchitis, diabetes, ulcerative colitis, or hepatitis. Studies have been done on how Aloe Vera can even be used as a possible treatment for breast cancer!

Topically, Aloe Vera is amazing! Since it is best known for is skin care properties, you can find aloe in all types of bath and body products. It’s rich nutrients and vitamins are perfect to help keep your skin healthy and glowing! Since it is an anti-inflammatory and an anti-fungal, it is perfect for those who suffer from acne or psoriasis. Aloe can even make the skin firmer as well as keeping it hydrated and reducing any wrinkles or fine lines.

Another amazing benefit Aloe Vera has to offer: it is also wonderful to use in hair products. It can help control frizz, add luster and strength to the hair. It also works as a great rinse for oily hair. Aloe is also good to help prevent dandruff or by rejuvenating the hair follicles which helps reduce hair loss. 

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Other Uses for Aloe VeraAloe Body Cream Recipe: Other Uses for Aloe Vera

One last thing before we get started on our recipe: Nature’s Garden sells Aloe Vera Powder for external use only. We do not sell it as a food item. The information above is for educational purposes only and is not to be used as medical advice. Now let’s talk about some of the ingredients we will be using in the lotion!

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Argan OilAloe Body Cream Recipe: Argan Oil

Argan oil absorbs beautifully into the skin, making it a fantastic oil to include in your haircare and skincare formulations. This luxurious oil allows the skin to breathe and is used in many acne-fighting formulas. It is a perfect addition to this lotion!

 

 

 

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Mango ButterAloe Body Cream Recipe: Mango Butter

Mango Butter is a rich, intensive moisturizer that helps protect the skin from UV rays and is perfect for those who want to help prevent aging skin. It will help soften wrinkles, smooth fine lines and help improve the look of your skin.

 

 

 

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Stearic AcidAloe Body Cream Recipe: Stearic Acid

Stearic Acid is used in all types of bath and body products. When it is used in lotions or creams it acts as a thickener. If we had chosen to not use stearic acid in this recipe, it would not have that thick, creamy texture to it.

 

 

 

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Fractionated Coconut OilAloe Body Cream Recipe: Fractionated Coconut Oil

This lovely oil looks different from the regular Coconut Oil, it has the same benefits. The only difference is that the whole coconut oil has had certain components of the oil removed leaving a clear, shelf-stable oil that can be used for many things such as medical, cosmetics or even industrial. Fractionated Coconut Oil also makes a very good carrier oil.

 

 

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Orchid Rain Fragrance OilAloe Body Cream Recipe: Orchid Rain Fragrance Oil

We chose this fragrance for it’s lovely, fresh spa-like scent! This fragrance oil is a unique combination of fresh orchids, peony, water lily, watercress, aloe vera, and bamboo. Very fresh and clean! The perfect fragrance for this light, moisturizing lotion!

 

 

 

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Ingredients Available at Nature’s Garden

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment You’ll Need

  • Distilled Water
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Stainless Steel Spoon
  • Stovetop
  • (2) Pots
  • Stick Blender
  • Scale

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Total Recipe Weights

  • 706 grams of Distilled Water
  • 80 grams Fractionated Coconut Oil
  • 36 grams Argan Oil
  • 48 grams Silky Emulsifying Wax
  • 20 grams Mango Butter
  • 16 grams Stearic Acid
  • 10 grams Vitamin E Oil
  • 14 grams Optiphen Preservative
  • 12 grams Orchid Rain Fragrance Oil
  • 25 grams Aloe Leaf Powder

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Before You Get Started

Before you get started on preparing your lotion, it’s always best to take a moment to prep your work area. Go ahead and clean and sanitize your work area, equipment and packaging supplies. Also, have your ingredients at an easy reach. This will help streamline your process of making the lotion without having any interruptions. Also, always use cooking equipment that is no longer used for cooking.

 

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: The Water Phase

Making any type of body butter, lotion or cream is done in four phases. The first phase is the water phase. You will be preparing your water. We suggest using distilled water. So using a pot that you no longer will be using for food, weigh out 850 grams of distilled water. While you will not need quite this much, some of the water will evaporate. It is always better to have too much water than not enough. Place the pot of water on your stove top. Now heat your water to at least 180 degrees Fahrenheit. You will want to keep the water at this temperature for 20 minutes. This ensures that the heat will destroy any bacteria that may be in the water.

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: The Aloe Leaf Powder

While you are waiting for the water to heat up, you can prepare the aloe leaf powder. Go ahead and take a tea bag. Add in the 25 grams of the Aloe Leaf Powder.

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Adding the Aloe Leaf PowderAloe Body Cream Recipe: Adding the Aloe Leaf Powder

Next, when your water has reached the correct temperature and has been held for the 20 minutes, go ahead and remove the pot from the stove. In a bowl, weigh out 706 grams of the distilled water and add the aloe tea bag to it. You can go ahead and set this bowl aside for the time being. Your water will turn a shade similar to Apple Cider Vinegar.

 

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: The Oil Phase

The next phase is the Oil Phase. We will be using the double boiler method for this step. Have 2 pots ready to use. One pot should be able to fit into a larger pot. In the small pot, go ahead and weigh out all the following ingredients: 36 grams Argan Oil, 80 grams of Fractionated Coconut Oil, 16 grams of Stearic Acid, 48 grams of Silky Emulsifying Wax and 20 grams of Mango Butter.

To the second pot, add just a few inches worth of tap water and place it on your stove top. Turn your heat to medium and place the smaller pot inside the larger pot. Next, you will heat the oils and butter to 140 degrees Fahrenheit, stirring occasionally until all the ingredients are melted. Once these ingredients have reached the correct temperature, you can remove the smaller pot from the double boiler and turn off your heat. 

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: The Mixing PhaseAloe Body Cream Recipe: The Mixing Phase

Before you get started on the third phase, the mixing phase, you will want to make sure the distilled water you heated earlier is at 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Both the water and the oils need to be at the same temperature before you start mixing. If your water has cooled too much go ahead and heat it back to 140 degrees. (Before you combine the ingredients together, you can remove the aloe tea bag from the water.) So once both water and oils are at the same temperature, add them both to a large deep mixing bowl. Next, you will take your stick blender and mix the ingredients together. As you are mixing, you will notice that the mixture is turning white in color. This simply means that your lotion is starting to emulsify

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: The Cool Down PhaseAloe Body Cream Recipe: The Cool Down Phase

Now you need to check the temperature of the mixture. It should be cooled to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Since you will be adding the Optiphen in, the temperature needs to be below 140 degrees. If Optiphen is added at too high a temperature, the preserving qualities of the preservative may be destroyed.  Now once the temperature of the cream has cooled to the 120 degrees, you can now weigh in 14 grams of Optiphen, 10 grams of vitamin E and 12 grams of Orchid Rain fragrance oil. Then, once again using your stick blender, mix these additions into your emulsified water and oil mixture.

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Packaging Up Your ProductAloe Body Cream Recipe: Packaging Up Your Product

As the cream is cooling, stick blend occasionally to ensure that it is emulsifying properly. Also, as your lotion cools, it will thicken up. Finally, after your cream has cooled and reached room temperature, you can place the cream in your jars and place the lids on top! This recipe makes five 8 ounce jars of body cream!

 

 

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: That’s All For Now

We hope you enjoyed this new recipe from us at Nature’s Garden. This cream is thick, luscious and leaves your skin feeling silky and soft with absolutely no greasy after feeling! These would make perfect gifts to make for your friends, family or to add to your line of bath and body products. It’s also a perfect time since the winter winds will be blowing soon leaving you with some dry, itchy winter skin!

If you are interested in learning more about Aloe Vera, check out our downloadable class we have on our website. It is chock full of helpful information on this versatile plant and all the qualities it has to offer!

 

Give Us A Shout Out

Give us holler and send us a picture of what you have made next time you are on our Facebook page, Twitter (@ngscents) or even Instagram (@ngscents)! We love hearing from our customers and seeing what awesome things you created with any of our products! We always try to share so everybody can see! You can also take a look at our Show & Tell area on our website. Not only can you post what you made using Nature’s Garden products, but you can see other fun and fabulous creations other people have been up to!

 

 

Mar
07

What is Stearic Acid Used For


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What is Stearic Acid Used For

We at Natures Garden have found that many of our customers have been wondering, “What is stearic acid used for?”. While there are quite a few reasons why this cosmetic ingredient is widely used in both candles as well as bath and body products, it can be confusing to understand how an ingredient could be useful for all these very different products. This can be especially challenging when you don’t know exactly what benefits stearic acid provides these products. So, we are going to go through a few different products that you should formulate using this ingredient. Plus, we will be sharing some of our own recipes that have been enhanced by adding some stearic acid. If you are interested in getting an answer to this common question, then look below to find how stearic acid can benefit your favorite homemade bath and body recipes!

What is Stearic Acid Used For: Homemade Creams and LotionsWhat is Stearic Acid Used For: Homemade Creams and Lotions

First of all, this useful cosmetic ingredient will make a smart addition to any cream, body butter, or lotion formulation. Stearic Acid is especially useful for creating thick, luscious lotions that feel wonderful on your skin. If you think about it, this quality is really important for a great lotion recipe. Lotions that are too thin and runny will be harder to get to stay on the skin, so less of the oils and butters will get a chance to nourish the skin.

Plus, you may find that the consistency doesn’t feel as satisfying. So, you won’t really feel like you are getting pampered, even though you should with all the skin-loving ingredients being added. Further, you may even begin to wonder whether your lotion recipe is even working. This would be the exact instance where stearic acid would be needed. Adding this cosmetic ingredient to your existing lotion, cream, or body butter recipes will ensure that your recipe is thicker and more effective!

What is Stearic Acid Used For: Frappe Mocha Body Cream RecipeWhat is Stearic Acid Used For: Frappe Mocha Body Cream Recipe

One of our own body cream recipes that includes stearic acid is our Frappe Mocha Body Cream Recipe. This scrumptious lotion recipe includes real, fresh brewed coffee, luscious butters, and skin loving oils. But, the Stearic Acid is the ingredient that really helps create the irresistible texture of this recipe. This wonderful body cream recipe has a thick, creamy consistency that glides over the skin and sinks deep down. The luscious feeling of this lotion combined with the fragrance and skin loving properties creates quite an amazing recipe. The scrumptious scent blend of Fresh Brewed Coffee Fragrance Oil along with the Chocolate Fudge Fragrance Oil is nearly mouthwatering. Plus, the nourishing oils and butters of this recipe truly treat your skin and leave it feeling soft. This cosmetic ingredient helps create a well rounded batch of lotion that is sure to be enjoyed by everyone!

What is Stearic Acid Used For: Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion RecipeWhat is Stearic Acid Used For: Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe

Not only is this cosmetic ingredient useful for creating creams and body butters, but our lotion formulations can be enhanced with stearic acid, as well. The Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe by Natures Garden is a perfect example of a lotion that can benefit from the addition of stearic acid. This recipe includes an abundance of luxurious oils along with an amazing herbal infusion. This infusion includes herbs like the gorgeous Hibiscus Flowers and Rose Hips. However, the lotion didn’t quite have the right consistency. We wanted a lotion that was creamier and thicker to provide a pampering feel. So, we included some stearic acid to create a recipe that has amazing benefits for the skin and feels absolutely luxurious. This recipe is definitely one you will want to try!

What is Stearic Acid Used For: Making Your Own CandlesWhat is Stearic Acid Used For: Making Your Own Candles

Additionally, Stearic Acid can be used to create harder candles that are more effective. This ingredient can be added to any of our container waxes, like Soy Wax, Joy Wax, or Palm Wax, to create a candle that has more integrity. At this point, you may be thinking that you don’t need a hard candle, as you are putting your wax in a container. However, we aren’t adding stearic acid for support. Instead, this candle making ingredient can help your candle burn longer. Since the candle will be harder, the flame will take more time burning down your candle. This means you can enjoy your beautiful candles and their lovely aromas for even longer! All thanks to adding a bit of stearic acid. So, you may want to try adding this ingredient next time you create some homemade candles.

What is Stearic Acid Used For: Homemade Wax Tarts and EmbedsWhat is Stearic Acid Used For: Homemade Wax Tarts and Embeds

Also, your homemade wax tarts and candle embeds can both benefits from stearic acid. Not only will these candle creations burn longer, but they will be better able to hold their shape. Have you ever created a wax tart that was too soft? It can be nearly impossible to get the tarts out of the mold or clamshell to use. Plus, once you finally get enough out to use it just ends up making a big mess that ruins some of the enjoyment of scenting your home. But, adding some of the stearic acid will make the wax harder. Plus, the stearic acid will make your tarts shrink slightly upon cooling. This will have your wax melts to pop out of the mold so much easier! So, this ingredient will better allow you to make your own wax tarts.

Additionally, candle embeds can benefit from the addition of this candle ingredient. One of the most important parts in making a wax embed is making sure that the design you want to use doesn’t break or warp as you are working. This means that you don’t want the wax embed to melt or warp as you pour in the rest of your candle wax into your container. So, you will want an embed that is hard and not easy to melt. Plus, you are going to want to make sure that your embed soap doesn’t break before you get the chance to use it. Since your embeds are typically tiny, you are going to need to make sure that your wax is hard enough to maintain the integrity of your shape. So, adding in this cosmetic ingredient will make your wax embed harder to melt or break.

What is Stearic Acid Used For: Creating Strong Scented CandlesWhat is Stearic Acid Used For: Working with Heavy Fragrance Oils

Another way that you can utilize stearic acid in candle making is to create products with any of your favorite fragrance oils! Some people have found that it can be difficult working with certain fragrances, even within the recommended amount. This is likely due to the scent being a heavy fragrance. Some examples of heavy scents have vanilla or spicy notes, while many citrus scents tend to be lighter fragrances. This can be frustrating when you find a scent that you love, but it just seeps out of your candle! However, you can use stearic acid to help reduce this seepage and get you the scented candle that you deserve. When using it for this purpose, use about 2%, which would be 2 teaspoons for a pound of wax, to reign in your challenging fragrance oil. So, go ahead and make your whole house smell exactly how you want it!

What is Stearic Acid Used For: Formulating Soap RecipesWhat is Stearic Acid Used For: Formulating Soap Recipes

Additionally, stearic acid can be used to enhance your homemade batches of soap. Of course, you can alter the amounts and types of oils that you include to change the quality of your bars. But, you don’t have to alter your whole formulation just to get a harder bar. Sometimes batches just have the perfect blend of oils for your skin and you don’t want to change anything.

Just include some of the stearic acid into your soap recipe to create a slightly harder bar. This is perfect for those that want a very conditioning bar, but don’t want the bars to fall apart. So, this ingredient will add some integrity to your soap bars. Further, adding this wonderful ingredient to your soap recipe will allow your soap to last even longer than before. This means that you will get even more use out of your skin-loving soap. So, all you have to do is add some stearic acid into your recipe to create a bar of soap that is harder and able to last even longer.

What is Stearic Acid Used For: Peppered Poppy Seed Cold Process Soap RecipeWhat is Stearic Acid Used For: Peppered Poppy Seed Cold Process Soap Recipe

Since Stearic Acid is useful for homemade soap from scratch, we decided to include it in our own soap recipe. So, we created the lovely Peppered Poppy Seed Cold Process Soap Recipe with this ingredient as well as many other great ones. We included real Poppy Seed to go along with the scent, the gorgeous color, and beautiful flower shape. Plus, we included some luscious oils and butters that are wonderful for the skin. So, we needed to add in some support for our bars to make sure that they retained the pretty shape and lasted a long time. You are sure to love everything about this bar from the appearance to the skin loving ingredients.

What is Stearic Acid Used For: Creating Embed SoapsWhat is Stearic Acid Used For: Creating Embed Soaps

Also, stearic acid can be very useful for creating effective embed soaps. Similarly to wax embeds for candles, you are going to want to make sure that your embed holds its shape and doesn’t melt as you work. So, you are going to want to make sure that your embed is hard enough to withstand the melted soap you need to add. Also, you need to be able to move the embeds into the loaf mold without breaking. Thus, adding some of this ingredient to your soap embeds will make the process easier and more fun!

What is Stearic Acid Used For: Improving Homemade CleansersWhat is Stearic Acid Used For: Improving Homemade Cleansers

Another marvelous benefit of using Stearic Acid in your bath and body products is that this cosmetic ingredient will enhance the cleansing power of your recipes. This added ingredient will help break the surface tension and get the water barrier out of the way. Since water molecules will attract one another, it can be difficult to get beneath the water to clean away the grime on your skin. So, you are going to need to break the surface tension to get your soap to really work and get to the dirt and oils that may be trapped. If you are curious about the effects of surface tension on your cleansing products, then check out this simple explanation of the concept at Surface Tension and Water by The USGS Water Science School. 

natures gardenWhat is Stearic Acid Used For: Contact Us

We hope that you have enjoyed this informative blog or learned something new about stearic acid. So, you can see that there are many products you can enhance just by the addition of this wonderful ingredient. So, we would love to hear about your experiences with using Stearic Acid. Have you known about these useful benefits all along? We would love to see your lovely homemade creations and hear about your experience with this ingredient. Or, are you going to be trying these out in your next batch? We would love to hear about how your first recipe with Stearic Acid went!

If you would like to share your creations, then feel free to find us on social media pages. Also, you can reach out to us with any of your comments or questions. This is a really great way to get in contact with us and get quick answers. There are a few different social media platforms you can find us on. You can contact us on the Facebook page for Natures Garden. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on either Twitter or Instagram. We will be happy to help you with any of your questions and would love to hear your thoughts.

Dec
22

11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil


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Macadamia Nut Oil11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil

Macadamia nuts are not just for eating! Macadamias are grown in Australia, New Zealand and most notably in Hawaii. This oil is excellent for cooking, especially for frying as it has a low smoking point and is also good for a base in salad dressings. However, it is also a wonderful addition to cosmetics and bath and body products. The oil provides nourishment and emollient to dry, aging skin. It absorbs quickly, leaving you feeling soft and not greasy. Macadamia Nut Oil is high in Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids. Those are good fatty acids that help the body out!  Macadamia Nut Oil also has high levels of antioxidants and because of this, it is not prone to rancidity. Below we have 10 ways to use Macadamia Nut Oil in some of our favorite recipes here at  Nature’s Garden. Most of us enjoy giving gifts to our friends and loved ones. Especially homemade gifts. Give a few of these recipes a try and create some amazing smelling bath and body products!  So below we have 11 ways to use macadamia nut oil in your cosmetic recipes. We hope you enjoy making them!

Sugar Plumb Bath Bomb Recipe11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil Sugar Plum Bath Bomb

Most kids don’t like taking baths. Add in a Sugar Plum Bath bomb and it will turn a boring, old bath into a colorful, fizzing bunch of fun! Any little girl would love to have one of these dropped into their bathtub and watch the water turn colors! Like most bath bombs, it’s fun and easy to make!  We made Macadamia Nut Oil our star of this bomb for some conditioning lather, a little diamond dust for some girly sparkle and our Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy fragrance oil, which inspired us to create this cool bath bomb, has woodsy scent of plums, strawberries, cherries and cinnamon. Your little girl’s bath time will definitely be “the bomb”.

Almond Body Cream Recipe11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil Almond body Cream Recipe

Almond lotion has been popular for quite a long time. It has a wonderful light, cherry fragrance and it absorbs nicely. What makes it even better is that you can make it in your own home and get the same benefits as the real deal! Our Almond Body Cream uses Sweet Almond Oil and Macadamia Nut Oil. They both are amazing at absorbing quickly into the skin leaving you feeling soft and non-greasy. The Almond Fragrance Oil is very reminiscent of the real thing! We are sure you will love this lotion and hope you give it try.

 

Blackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bars11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil Blackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bar Recipe

Next up is a popular recipe that uses just a few simple, natural ingredients to create a fun, sweet smelling bubble bar. Our Blackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bar uses baking soda, cream of tartar and cornstarch. You can’t get more simple than that! We’ve added Macadamia Nut Oil to give your skin some nourishment and hydration along with that conditioning lather that Macadamia Nut Oil is known for.  Our Blackberry Bling Bling Fragrance Oil adds a scent of juicy, fruity blackberries to the air. So plop one of these babies into your bath and enjoy the blackberry bubbles that will fill your tub.

 

Activated Charcoal Scrub11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe

Charcoal scrubs are so popular these days. They are used in all kinds of soaps, face scrubs, face masks and face peels. It is an amazing detoxify-er, which means it’s wonderful for those with oily skin and  acne sufferers. Activated charcoal is actually a product of burnt hardwoods. Who knew you could rub something like that on your face and have it be beneficial too!  It may seem harsh to rub charcoal on your face but actually, it’s a gentle exfoliation the will brighten up your skin. This Activated Charcoal Scrub is anything but harsh. With Shea Butter, Mango Butter and Macadamia Nut Oil as some of the added ingredients, you will have soft, smooth, refreshed-feeling skin when you are done. It’s also very economical to make and since they are such the rage, you can make some for your friends to.

 

Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap Recipe

Everybody who likes to buy or create homemade soap can always appreciate a unique recipe. That’s why this Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap is a good one to have on hand for that customer or family member who likes the “unique”. With our fragrance oil of Hot Fudge Brownies that truly smells like the real thing and some Cocoa Powder thrown in for a boost of even more chocolate scent, your bathroom will end up smelling like a bakery! This isn’t your ordinary brownie recipe though. It’s chock full of good-for-your-body ingredients like Cocoa Butter, Avocado Oil and Macadamia Nut Oil. Your skin will be soft, hydrated and nourished when you finish up bath time! You will probably be craving a couple of brownies by the time you’re done also!

 

Poppy Seed Cold Process Soap11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil Poppy Seed Cold Processed Soap Recipe

Most of us remember the artificial poppy flower being given to us on Veterans’s Day to honor those who have died during wartime. Or we also remember the poppy fields from The Wizard of Oz that caused Dorothy and her friends to fall asleep. However you remember the Poppy, we at Nature’s Garden have created a soap to commemorate that time.  Our Poppy Seed Cold Process Soap uses our Peppered Poppies fragrance oil which has a scent of cherries, oranges, cinnamon and vanilla. This recipe is vibrant red using our Fun Soap Colorant Tomato Red and with some poppy seeds to adds some exfoliation. We are sure you are going to want to try this on your next batch of soap making. This soap is also full of skin nourishing ingredients such as Cocoa Butter, Coconut Oil and of course Macadamia Nut Oil so your skin will be soft as a petal off of the Poppy flower and guaranteed to not cause you to fall asleep!

 

Mango Madness Lip Balm11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil Mango Madness Lip Balm Recipe

I love mangos! They are packed with some amazing nutrition, and their scent reminds me of summer and warm sandy beaches! Lip Balms are so quick and easy to make and I don’t know about you, but I have a tendency to lose mine left and right. Plus, everybody that lives in a cold climate is always in need of a few lip balms to have on hand. You honestly cannot have too many. This Mango Madness Lip Balm has lip-nourishing ingredients of beeswax, Mango Butter, Vitamin E and of course Macadamia Nut Oil. Even the ingredients sound tropical! Add little of the Kiss me Coral lip tint and use our Mango flavoring Oil for that burst of Mango that gives this lip balm its name. We hope you give this recipe a try because we are sure you will love having it as part of your lip balm recipe collection.

 

Glamour Girl Lotion recipe11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil Glamour girl Lotion Recipe

Lotion is such an important part of skin care. It starts with your soap or body wash, but in the end, it’s the lotion that seals the deal! Our Glamour Girl Lotion will do just that for you. It has cocoa butter, Jojoba Oil and Macadamia Nut Oil in it and those are just a few of the nourishing ingredients your skin craves to look healthy.  You  will feel soft, smooth and moisturized.  Our fragrance oil Couture Hotness, which is our rendition of Hot Couture, is what makes this lotion the glamour part of the recipe! You will smell like you just stepped out of a high-end spa after spending the day relaxing, when in reality you probably just stepped out of your shower at 5 A.M. and are heading to work! No matter, you will love this lotion!

 

shea lotion with herbal infusion11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe

We see this lotion pop up a lot in our blogs. There’s a good reason for that. It is an AWESOME lotion to have in your bath and body recipe file. It’s loaded with skin benefits from the herbal infusion of Hibiscus Flower Powder and Rosehips Powder. Both powders are high in antioxidants and are wonderful for dry, aging skin. With the added benefits of Meadowfoam Seed Oil and Macadamia Nut Oil, your skin will be happy that you decided to Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion a try. Plus, the Peach Magnolia Raspberry fragrance oil will give your skin a light, floral scent with a touch of raspberry! We are sure you will love having this lotion on your skin and in your recipe box!

 

Lavender Cold Process Soap11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe

Lavender is a wonderful little herb. It’s known for aiding in relaxation, depression and anxiety. No wonder we see so much lavender used in bath and body products! Our Lavender Cold Process Soap recipe is no exception. With real dried lavender buds added to the purple, swirly batter that not only boosts the lavender smell but adds to the presentation it, we are sure this will be a wonderful recipe to add to your collection. Our Lavender Martini fragrance Oil adds a zesty lemon-orange scent, followed by the soft scent of lavender and bergamot. This soap is full of skin beneficial ingredients such as Mango Butter, Coconut Oil and Macadamia Nut Oil. Your skin will feel soft, conditioned and happy from the care you just gave it.

Foaming Body Scrub for men11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil Foaming Body Scrub for Men

Most of us think it is just the women who are into the scrubs and soaps. We forget that most men like god skin care and to smell good. So last, but never least, we have a Foaming Body Scrub for Men. It is actually has activated charcoal that is a wonderful exfoliate and detoxify-er for the skin. We’ve also used Macadamia Nut Oil for nourishment and a conditioning lather. Our Black Tuxedo fragrance oil that we have chosen for this recipe has a crisp, clean scent of lemons, bergamot and a hint of cedar. Create this scrub for a wonderful addition to your men’s line of bath and body products or just for the guy in your life!

11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil Other Ways to use Macadamia Oil

So there you have it! 11 ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil. We hope you enjoy exploring the uses of this oil in our bath and body product recipes. As mentioned above, it is a very good oil to cook with and while Nature’s Garden sells Macadamia Nut oil strictly for cosmetic uses only, below are a couple of recipes using this wonderful oil and the actual macadamia nut in food.

First, a recipe from the Food Network.  It is a Sauteed Scampi in Macadamia Nut Oil you may like to try that uses this oil! While I haven’t tried it yet, it looks delicious. It might just be on my dinner menu for next week. Create and enjoy! Also, let us know how it tastes!  

If chicken is more your thing, you must try this Macadamia Nut Chicken.  I found this recipe on Genius Kitchen.  This particular recipe uses actual macadamia nuts.  This one I have tried!  It is delicious and was a hit with my family!  You will not be disappointed!

Have you tried creating one of these recipes or anything else from our web page? We have our customer show and tell page on our website at Natures Garden Candles that let’s you post a picture of your creation and also tells everyone a little about yourself!  You can also post your pictures on Natures Garden’s Facebook page or Instagram and Twitter @ngscents! So go ahead! Brag a little, we love seeing what you do and who our customers are!

Aug
16

Almond Body Cream Recipe


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Almond Body Cream Recipe Almond Body Cream Recipe

Natures Garden has a wonderful almond body cream recipe that will please everyone who tries it. Furthermore, all the ingredients for this almond body lotion can be found right here at Natures Garden. Whether you are looking to add a cream to your bath and body product line, or you are looking for a new weekend craft project, you will not be disappointed. With only four phases in this body cream tutorial, you will find it to be fun and simple to make. However, not only is this lotion easy to make, it also contains many skin loving ingredients. Sweet almond oil, for example, is a moisturizing light oil that is easily absorbed by your skin. In addition, macadamia nut oil provides nourishment for dry, aging skin. Finally, we have added shea butter for additional nourishment and moisturizing.  This handcrafted body cream will leave you skin feeling soft and smooth without the greasy feeling that some lotions can leave. Everyone that has tried this recipe has instantly fallen in love!

Almond Body Cream Recipe Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Shea Butter

Stearic Acid

Silky Emulsifying Wax

Sweet Almond Oil

Macadamia Nut Oil

Optiphen – Preservative

Vitamin E Oil (Tocopherol T-50) Natural

Almond Fragrance Oil

8 oz. Clear PET Jar

White Straight Lid Smooth 70/400

Thermometer

Almond Body Cream Recipe Other Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need

Distilled Water

Mixing Bowl

Stainless Steel Spoon

Stovetop

(2) Pots

Spatula

Stick Blender

Scale

Almond Body Cream a Closer Look at the Ingredients Used

Almond Fragrance Oil is amazing for a lotion.  It is an almond scent that is similar to a popular brand.  Our almond scented oil is a true almond aroma and a Natures Garden best selling fragrance oil!

Shea butter not only naturally contains vitamins, it also acts a humectant. In addition, it is often used in the medical industry as a base for many ointments due to its antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti inflammatory properties.

Sweet Almond Oil is light, moisturizing, and easily absorbed into the skin. This means you will remain moisturized without the extra grease some creams and lotions can leave.

Macadamia Nut Oil is wonderfully nourishing for dry skin, leaving it soft and smooth.  In addition, it is high in omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. It also has high levels of antioxidants. Finally, just like sweet almond oil, it is easily absorbed by the skin, without the greasy feel.

Silky Emulsifying Wax is an emulsifier that helps your oils and butters mix with your water based ingredients.  In addition, this particular emulsifier will leave your skin feeling silkier compared to other types of emulsifiers.

Vitamin E Oil is used in this lotion recipe as an antioxidant. So, what exactly does this mean? Oils, like the carrier oils used in this almond body cream recipe, will go rancid and turn brown over time. Natures Garden carries pure Tocopherol T-50 vitamin E oil that is used to slow this process.

Stearic Acid is used in both creams and lotions. Stearic acid acts as a thickener in this product, and in other cosmetic recipes. Without stearic acid, this cream would not have the wonderful thickness that we love.

Optiphen preservative is used to prevent the growth of things like bacteria, yeast, and mold. Now, some believe that vitamin E oil can be used a preservative.  However, vitamin E is not a preservative, it cannot prevent bacteria growth.

 

Almond Body Cream Recipe Total Recipe Weights for All Ingredients

706 grams Distilled Water

36 grams Macadamia Nut Oil

80 grams Sweet Almond Oil

48 grams Silky Emulsifying Wax

16 grams Stearic Acid

20 grams Shea Butter

10 grams Vitamin E Oil

14 grams Optiphen Preservative

12 grams Almond Fragrance Oil

Almond Body Cream RecipeAlmond Body Cream Recipe Preparations Preparations Prior to Starting

Before you start making your almond body cream recipe, make sure you have everything you need near your work station. This recipe will create five 8 ounce jars of lotion. So, you will want to get five of your 8 ounce jars out, along with five 70/400 straight smooth white lids. Additionally, you are going to want to make sure your work area, packaging materials, and equipment are cleaned and sanitized. At this time you also will want to get out any ingredients you will be using and place them in your work area. Taking these little steps ahead of time will ensure that making this recipe will go as smoothly as possible. Finally, we recommend wearing gloves, a hair net, and an apron when preparing this recipe. So, go ahead and put those on at this time.

 

Almond Body Cream Recipe Phase 1: The Water PhaseAlmond Body Cream Recipe Phase 1: The Water Phase

First, you will need to prepare the water needed for your homemade lotion. So, you are going to need to weigh out at least 850 grams of distilled water. While the recipe only calls for 706 grams of distilled water, you always want to account for the water that evaporates when you are heating it on your stove top. Remember, it is always better to have too much water than not enough. So, if you are over the 850 grams, that is okay, we will be weighing the portion of the water we will be using for the cream later. Now, go ahead and place the water into a pot and place the pot on the stove. Heat your water to at least 180 degrees Fahrenheit. You will need to keep the water at 180 degrees Fahrenheit for at least 20 minutes. The heat will destroy any bacteria that is in the water. After 20 minutes, you can now remove your water from the heat source. Finally, you will weigh out the water that you will be using for the almond cream. So, weigh out 706 grams of the heated distilled water from your initial 850 grams of distilled water.

 

Almond Body Cream Recipe Phase 2: The Oil PhaseAlmond Body Cream Recipe Phase 2: The Oil Phase

Next, weigh out all of the following ingredients: 80 grams of stearic acid, 48 grams of silky emulsifying wax, 80 grams of sweet almond oil, 36 grams of macadamia nut oil, and 20 grams of shea butter. You will be melting the oils, butters, and waxes using the double boiler method. You will need two pots, one larger than the other. Next, in the larger pot, add a few inches of tap water. Now, place the larger pot, containing the water, on the stove top over medium heat. Then, place all of your oils, butters, and waxes you weighed out into your smaller pot. Finally, put your smaller pot filled with all your weighed out ingredients into the larger pot containing the water. This will create a double boiler. Lastly, melt and heat your cream ingredients to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Be sure to stir occasionally as you are melting the ingredients.  Stirring will prevent scorching of the oils. In addition, it will ensure an even temperature throughout the waxes, butters, and oils.

Almond Body Cream Recipe Phase 3: The Mixing PhaseAlmond Body Cream Recipe Phase 3: The Mixing Phase

Once the temperatures of your water, along with your oil, wax and butter mixture are both at about 140 degrees Fahrenheit, place them both into a deep mixing bowl. For this bowl, the deeper the better so you don’t lose any of your mixture as you are blending. Now, use your stick blender to blend your water and other ingredients together. You will need to mix very well. You will find that while stick blending the ingredients, the mixture will turn white in color. This is a great sign. It means your almond body cream is starting to emulsify. Continue to stick blend until your lotion begins to emulsify.  Then, in the next step, we will be adding a few more ingredients.

Almond Body Cream Recipe Phase 4: The Cool Down PhaseAlmond Body Cream Recipe Phase 4: The Cool Down Phase

Last, are entering the final phase, phase 4. We refer to this as the cool down phase. During this phase, your handmade body cream will really begin to take shape. Allow your mixture from phase 3 to cool to 120-140 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the temperature of the cream has cooled to this temperature, you will be adding a few more ingredients. However, first, I would like to point out the importance of temperature.  When it comes to adding you preservative, it is extremely important to pay very close attention and add it at the correct time.  If you add a preservative at temperatures above 140 degrees Fahrenheit, the preservative will burn off.  This will leave your finished product unprotected.  A preservative prevents the growth of bacteria in the product.  Now, if you add the preservative below 120 degrees Fahrenheit, you may notice the preservative will separate from the lotion or cream. So, just remember to pay close attention to those temperatures and your cream will turn out perfectly!

Almond Body Cream Recipe Phase 4: The Cool Down Phase

Now, since your temperatures are correct, you are ready to add the last few ingredients. You are going to need to add 14 grams of your optiphen preservative,10 grams of vitamin E oil, and 12 grams of Natures Garden’s Almond Fragrance Oil. Once these are added, you will once again, use your stick blender to mix your ingredients together. You want to make sure you have all three ingredients mixed thoroughly and evenly into the body cream. As your almond body cream cools, it will continue to thicken to a cream consistency. You will want to stick blend the body cream periodically as the almond cream is cooling. Each time you stick blend the cream, it will get thicker. Once your almond cream reaches room temperature, it will be a thick luscious body cream.

 

Almond Body Cream Recipe Packaging Your ProductAlmond Body Cream Recipe Packaging Your Product

Finally, now that your almond body cream has cooled and reached room temperature, fill each of your five 8 ounce jars and place the smooth straight lid on top of each of the jars. There are a few different ways you can fill the jars. When we created our cream, we used a bowl with a spout. So, we just simply slowly poured our cream right into the jars. Another option is using a spoon to scoop the almond body cream into each jar. Alternatively, you can also use a Ziploc bag, cutting the corner to create a decorating bag, and fill the jar that way. This homemade cream recipe will make approximately five of the 8 oz jars.

Almond Body Cream Recipe Using the LotionAlmond Body Cream Recipe Using Your Handmade Cream

When creating this body cream, we used our Almond Fragrance Oil but you can always use another body safe fragrance oil if you would like. In addition, we chose to keep the body cream its natural color. However, you can add color if you wish to. If you do decide to color this recipe, you will want to use one of our Da Bomb Soap Dyes. You will just need to add a couple drops at a time until you get the color you are looking for! Alternatively, you can infuse herbs to naturally color your homemade cream lotion. There are just so many options, you can truly make this craft unique to you!  The sky is the limit!

We hope you love Almond Body Cream Recipe as much as we do! This is body cream recipe is a favorite among Natures Garden staff.  In fact, both Shannon and I especially love this one right now!  We have become absolutely obsessed!  It leaves our skin feeling so amazing and soft. Also, it smells delicious! With the holiday season quickly approaching, this homemade lotion will make great gifts. This is also the perfect time to add this body cream to your cosmetic product line just in time for Christmas shopping! This homemade lotion gives off a very strong feminine fragrance.

We would love to see your handmade almond body creams as well. Show us your finish body cream, or any other candle, soap, and cosmetic products you have created. Post your pictures of finished products on our Facebook page.  You can also tag us on Instagram or Twitter @ngscents. Finally, if you are looking for another project to try, be sure to check out our recipe box. It has a ton of creative, fragrance fun ideas!  Learn how to make soap, bath bombs, bubble bars, and even fun projects t do with the kids.

 

Feb
06

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit


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Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit

Frappe Mocha Body Cream KitYou know what can turn an impossible morning into sunshine and rainbows? Coffee, of course! Iced, steamed, dark, or creamy, coffee is the perfect fix for a dreary day. The scent is irresistible and something we all recognize as our morning life saver. So, why not enjoy the scent all day? Natures Garden’s Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit guides you through the process of creating delicious, coffee scented body cream. This recipe uses real coffee grounds, World’s Best Coffee Fragrance Oil, and Chocolate Fudge Fragrance Oil to create a perfect mocha aroma. Plus, this lotion recipe is also fantastic!

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit is Available from Natures Garden

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Ingredients Within the Kit

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Ingredients Within the KitDry, Ground Coffee Beans
Coffee Filter
Disposable Pipettes
4oz Clear PET Jar
White Lids 58/400
Sweet Almond Oil
Traditional Emulsifying Wax
Cocoa Butter
Stearic Acid
Vitamin E Oil
Optiphen Preservative
NG World’s Best Fresh Brewed Coffee Fragrance Oil
NG Chocolate Fudge Fragrance Oil

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Other Ingredients and Equipment Not Included in the Kit

Distilled Water
Scale
Large Bowls
Medium Bowl
Pots
Stove
Strainer
Measuring Cup
Stick Blender
Thermometer

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Weights and Amounts

353 grams Distilled Water
¼ cup Dry, Ground Coffee Beans
1 Coffee Filter
Disposable Pipettes – 5
4oz Clear PET Jar – 4
Sweet Almond Oil – 48 grams
Traditional Emulsifying Wax – 24 grams
Cocoa Butter – 10 grams
Stearic Acid – 8 grams
Vitamin E Oil – 5 grams
Optiphen Preservative – 7 grams
World’s Best Coffee Fragrance Oil – 5 grams
Chocolate Fudge Fragrance Oil – 1 grams
Large Bowl(s) – 1 (for single layer) or 2 (for layered cream option)
Medium Bowl – 1
Pots – 2 (for double boiler)
Strainer
Stick Blender

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Clean and Prepare

Before you begin preparing the Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit, you will want to get prepared to make sure that the process goes as smoothly as possible. First, make sure that your equipment and work space are sanitized and ready for you to get to work. This will help you stay organized and prevent your product from contamination. Second, you may want to read over all the steps of the kit. This will help you be aware of the critical temperatures and timing of certain steps. Otherwise, you get your lotion recipe to emulsify correctly or you could burn off the Optiphen preservative. Finally, once you feel that you’re well prepared to create your delicious frappe mocha scented body cream you can get started!

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit the Creative Decision

While you are given detailed directions and all the necessary ingredients to create this body cream, you have an opportunity to create one of two slightly different products. You can either create this recipe in one solid mocha colored layer or create a two-layer product. This other layer is meant to look like a whipped topping on top of a rich mocha base layer. The second layer would use a portion of the oils that you have been provided within the kit and divide it to create a white topping layer. Either way you choose, the steps will be given for each in the steps below. Once you have decided, we will begin creating our Frappe Mocha Body Cream.

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Boiling Water

Initially, you’ll want to boil about 500 grams of distilled water for twenty minutes. Also, you want to make sure the water reaches at least 180 degrees Fahrenheit for twenty minutes. This step is meant to kill bacteria, which will help to prevent contamination issues in your final product. While we will not use 500 grams of water, some of it will boil off. So, we want to make sure we have plenty of water to allow for this.

For those creating a layered cream: If you are creating a layered cream, you may want to add more water to the pot as evaporation will occur.

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Making Coffee

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Making CoffeeSecond, we are going to prepare the coffee filter to create the coffee water for your mocha colored base. Take your strainer, set the coffee filter inside, and add about a half cup of coffee grounds to the filter. Next, we will be pouring the boiled water through the coffee and filtering mechanism. This will be done by placing a medium bowl on your scale. You will then hold the strainer over the bowl and pour the water into the coffee filter. It will then filter the coffee water into your bowl. However, the amount that you will need depends on whether you are making one or two layers. If you chose to create a single mocha colored layer, then filter 353 grams of the boiled water through the coffee. Set the coffee water aside, for now, we will come back to it.

For those creating a layered cream: If you are going to have a whipped topping appearance on your products, you will only need to filter 264 grams of boiled water through the coffee. Take the remaining water and place it back on the heat. Set the coffee water aside, we will come back to it.

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Double Boiler

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Double BoilerThis next step requires the use of a double boiler. However, the same effect can be done with one larger pot and one smaller pot. Take the larger pot and add a couple of inches or so of water. Put the smaller pot inside of the larger pot. When adding your oils and butters you will want to add them to the smaller pot. The water in the larger pot will warm up the ingredients, and it will help you to prevent the scorching of your butters and oils.

 

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Oil Phase

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Oil PhaseNow, we are going to heat the oils, butters, and emulsifying wax. Weigh out 48 grams of sweet almond oil, 24 grams of traditional emulsifying wax, 10 grams of cocoa butter, 8 grams of stearic acid, and 5 grams of vitamin E oil. Then, melt them using your double boiler. Once this mixture is melted, you will remove it from the heat and cool it to about 140 degrees Fahrenheit.

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Emulsification

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit EmulsificationNext, you will combine your oil and water for the emulsification phase of the recipe. As the coffee water and oil mixture both approach 140 degrees Fahrenheit, you should get the stick blender, scale, and a large bowl ready. Once both the mixtures are around this temperature you will combine the oil and coffee water, mixing with your stick blender. The amount of oil that you will add depends on the number of layers you intend to create. If you are making a single layer, then simply add all of the oil to the water.

For those creating a layered cream: Now, you will need to separate the amount of the oil mixture if you are going to create a layered cream.You will measure out about 71 grams of the oil mixture into the large bowl. Next, mix the water and oil very well with the stick blender.  The remaining oil will then be used for the whipped portion.

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Cool Down

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Cool DownFinally, let the emulsified mixture cool to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Once your mixture is at this temperature, you can add the preservative and fragrance oils. If you are making a single layer, add 7 grams of Optiphen, 5 grams of the World’s Best Coffee Fragrance Oil, and 1 gram of the Chocolate Fudge Fragrance Oil.

 

For those creating a layered cream: If this is the base of your dual layered product, then you will add 5 grams of Optiphen, 4 grams of the World’s Best Coffee Fragrance Oil, and a bit less than a gram of the Chocolate Fudge Fragrance Oil.

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Whipped Cream Layer (Optional)

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Whipped Cream Layer (Optional)If you have set some of your provided ingredients aside for two layers, then you can prepare your white topping layer. First, make sure that your clear, boiled water and your leftover oil mixture are at about 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, combine 89 grams of the clear water and the remaining oil. Then, stick blend well to emulsify. Next, let the emulsified blend cool to about 120 degrees Fahrenheit before you add the final ingredients. Now, add about 2 grams of Optiphen, 1 gram of the World’s Best Coffee Fragrance Oil, and the rest of the Chocolate Fudge Fragrance Oil. Finally, blend this well and set the mixture aside until you mocha colored layer has set up.

 

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Filling the Jars

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Filling the Jars

 

Now, retrieve the light mocha colored bowl of your emulsified lotion. Next, once the mocha base has cooled to room temperature, you can scoop the lotion into the jars.  If you are only making one layer, then you can feel free to scoop the base to the top of your jars. Also, sprinkle some of your leftover coffee grounds on top.  Finally, place a lid on top!

 

 

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Filling the Jars with Topping

 

For those creating a layered cream: Be sure to leave some room, about

half an inch, for the top layer. First, wait for the white topping layer to cool down to room temperature. Then, once this layer is at the right temperature, scoop this layer into the top of the jars. Also, you can sprinkle some of your leftover coffee grounds onto the top of your lotion product. Finally, place a lid on top of your jar!

We hope that you enjoy Natures Garden’s Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit as much as we have.  Personally, I love this cream recipe! It doesn’t leave oily residue on your hands, but has a wonderful softening effect on the skin. Between the intoxicating scent and the moisturizing power, this recipe has easily become my absolute favorite lotion! So, I need to let all my fellow coffee lovers out there know that this is a recipe that you do not want to pass up! Also, for more kits available from Natures Garden, click here.