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Dec
07

Coconut Soap Recipes


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Coconut Soap RecipesCoconut Soap Recipes

Coconut Oil is one of the most popular oils that is used in soap making. It’s very affordable, easy to obtain and it can be very good for the skin and hair. If you love making soap, or are new to soap making, take a look at some of Nature’s Garden’s coconut soap recipes. Not only will you be inspired by the creativity, but you skin will be happy and healthy looking!

Coconut oil is perfect for smoothing out dry, frizzy hair and it is also good for nourishing dry, split ends. If you have a sensitivity to products that contain a lot of chemicals or fragrances, this is a good, natural alternative to lotion or body cream and of course, it’s perfect for hydrating that itchy, dry skin. Since coconut oil contains Vitamin E, it is also perfect for helping to delay the look of wrinkles.

Coconut Soap Recipes: Which Coconut Oil do I use?Coconut Soap Recipes: Which Coconut Oil do I use?

As you may know, there are two types of coconut oil. Nature’s Garden offers Coconut Oil-76 and Fractionated Coconut Oil. Both work equally well in all bath and body products. You may notice that fractionated coconut oil does not solidify like regular coconut oil-76 does. That is because the fatty triglycerides from the oil have been removed and what is left is the clear, liquid form of the coconut oil. This type of coconut oil is perfect for using in massage oils, as a carrier oil for lip gloss or essential oils. Any time you want your product to stay at as a liquid, fractionated coconut oil is the perfect answer.

Coconut Oil-76 is a solid form of and only turns liquid in temperatures of 76 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Coconut oil is popular in any type of soap making, bath and body products and even in cooking. It is also very obtainable in grocery stores, soap making supply stores and at any type of big box store. It also very affordable, which makes it perfect for making soap. Both types of coconut oil will give your soap a wonderful, bubbly lather and can also contribute to making your soap hard and white. Coconut Oil-76 is perfect for any type of cosmetic product or bath and body product, such as a body scrub, that you want to have a solid form to.

Coconut Soap Recipes: Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe

Our first recipe looks good enough to eat and smells just as delicious! Our Orange Swirled Cold process soap is a yummy concoction of some major skin loving ingredients. Shea butter, coconut oil-76, avocado oil are just a few of the ingredients that go into this soap. It smells amazing since we used our Blood Orange fragrance oil. This is a perfect blend of tangy oranges and a touch of floral thyme in the background. To top off this sweet smelling soap is some cute orange slices that were made with some Diamond Melt and Pour soap. This recipe makes 16 bars of soap. They would make perfect gifts to give this Christmas.

Coconut Soap Recipes: Raspberry Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next we have our Raspberry Cold Process soap recipe. This is an easy cp soap recipe that looks like a piece of raspberry swirled cheesecake. This soap is made with cocoa and shea butter, coconut oil-76, sunflower oil, and meadowfoam seed oil, to just name a few. We scented this soap in our Fresh Raspberry. A lovely, bright and fresh, true raspberry fragrance.  This recipe makes 9 bars of soap.

 

Coconut Soap Recipes: Beard Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Beard Soap Recipe

You may have noticed that beards are incredibly popular among today’s male population. Since your beard is the first thing that is noticed about you, it should be given some extra special attention. Plus, a scruffy beard makes a bad first impression. This Beard Soap is a wonderful addition to your men’s line of bath and body products! Your beard will be soft, smooth and the skin underneath will be nicely moisturized. We made this hot process soap with coconut oil-76, jojoba oil, lanolin and shea butter. Plus, we chose to scent this soap  in our Gurjan Balsam Essential oil. This is a very natural and manly smell. 

Coconut Soap Recipes: Mistletoe Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Mistletoe Cold Process Soap Recipe

Here is a fun soap to make at Christmas time! Mistletoe Cold Process soap is made with mango butter, apricot kernel oil, and both fractionated coconut oil and coconut oil-76. This makes a wonderful lathery bar that will last you all through the Christmas season. We scented this soap in our Mistletoe & Ivy fragrance oil which is a perfect scent for the holidays! This fragrance is a bright blend of cedar, sandalwood, ivy, musk and cool camphor! Your skin will be smelling like the holidays with this soap recipe!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Herbal Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Herbal Soap Recipe

This Herbal Soap Recipe is a lovely recipe for those that like a more natural scent to their soap. This soap is scented in Dandelion Pear which smells fresh and clean, just like soap should smell! Bitter dandelion and wildflowers are the top notes which is mellowed out by pear, green tea and aloe. This is a perfect springtime soap! We used coconut-76, shea butter, sunflower oil and apricot kernel oil to name a few. On top, we used mango butter melt and pour for the smiley face embeds and sprinkle Chamomile Flowers on top for a finishing touch.

Coconut Soap Recipes: Cappuccino Coffee Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Cappuccino Coffee Cold Process Soap Recipe

This Cappuccino Coffee Cold Process Soap is perfect for the coffee lovers in your life! For this recipe we chose to use Fractionated coconut oil along with cocoa butter, sweet almond oil, avocado oil. We also used fresh brewed coffee as part of the lye mixture! Next we added in some coffee grounds to give the soap some gentle exfoliation. We scented this soap in our Cappuccino fragrance oil that smells of coffee, cream and sugar! Lastly, we sprinkled whole coffee beans on top the white fluffy topping to put this cold process soap over the top!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Strawberries and Champagne Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Strawberries and Champagne Cold Process Soap Recipe

This Strawberries and Champagne Cold Process soap is fun soap to create for the beginning of the new year, or even for Valentine’s Day. This creative soap is made with fractionated coconut oil, mango butter, shea butter, sunflower oil and even some lanolin to give it some extra moisturizing! On top we added some cute little melt and pour soap embeds made into champagne bottles! We scented this soap in our very popular NG Strawberries & Champagne fragrance oil! This scent is a perfect combination of strawberries and effervescent apple cider!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap Recipe

Who doesn’t love brownies? Pretty much everybody. So why not create a soap that is America’s favorite number one dessert!  This soap would be perfect for your brownie lovers or even kids who like a sweet treat to make bath time more fun! Hot Fudge Brownie Cold Process soap is going to make your bathroom  smell like brownie heaven! We used our Hot Fudge Brownie fragrance oil, which smells like fresh, fudgey brownies! The soap batter was made using fractionated coconut oil, cocoa butter, avocado oil and we even used some organic cocoa powder for natural colorant!

 

Coconut Soap Recipes: Fruit Frenzy Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Fruit Frenzy Cold Process Soap Recipe

This Fruit Frenzy Cold Process soap is a very good recipe for beginners. Simple ingredients such as fractionated coconut oil coconut oil-76, castor oil, grapeseed oil and mango butter will help make your soap rich, creamy and moisturizing. Also, we scented this soap in our Fresh Fruit Slices, which smells like everything fruit! Fresh Fruit Slices fragrance oil works perfectly in cold process soap with no discoloring, ricing, accelerating or separating. We also added some dried orange peel to help give this soap a natural color! Perfectly simple and sweet!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap Recipe

So what is the benefit of adding pumpkin puree to your soap? Well in our Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap Recipe it does help add some natural color. Best of all, pumpkin is full of alpha hydroxy acids, fruit enzymes and vitamins A and D, which have been shown to soften and smooth skin as well as boost collagen to help prevent signs of aging! Along with pumpkin puree we used fractionated coconut oil, olive oil and even some pumpkin seed oil to make this soap amazingly skin friendly! The fragrance oil we chose to use is our yummy Pumpkin Apple Butter fragrance oil. It smells deliciously fall like with a scent of apples, pumpkin butter and spices!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Wine Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next we have our Wine Cold Process Soap. This soap can be made with any kind of wine you would like to use. The addition of wine helps with natural colorant and is used in place of water. This soap was made using strictly oil, no butters. You will have a lovely, moisturizing bar of soap! Of course our fragrance of choice is Merlot fragrance oil. This is a wonderful blend of raspberries, plums, and strawberries with a spicy background!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process Soap Recipe

This Blueberry Cheesecake cold process soap is a beautiful rendition of the yummy, decadent dessert. With its pretty blue and white swirls and the fluffy topping, this soap is almost too pretty to use! Made with both coconut oil-76 and fractionated coconut oil, these oils along with shea butter, safflower oil and palm oil will give your luxurious, lathering soap! Of course the inspiration behind the soap was our Blueberry Cheesecake fragrance oil! This fragrance oil is a sweet blend of cheesecake, blueberries, cream, vanilla and brown sugar, you will be tempted to take a lick!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Hippies & Hemp Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Hippies & Hemp Cold Process Soap Recipe

If you need a groovy soap recipe to enhance your line of bath and body products, give this Hippies & Hemp cold process soap recipe a try! How cool is this soap with its psychedelic swirls of neon colors!  We created this soap using  shea butter, safflower oil, coconut oil-76 and fractionated coconut oil. Your skin will be pleased with the rich moisturizing qualities that will come from this bar of soap! We used our Cannabis Flower fragrance oil that is a truly unique blend of cannabis, violet, green fern and cashmere woods. This soap will definitely have people stopping in their tracks. If not to smell, but to notice the fun swirl of colors that will catch their eye!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Lime Cupcake Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Lime Cupcake Cold Process Soap Recipe

Lime Cold Process Soap is a fun soap to make if you enjoy frosting and decorating! This recipe along with the fragrance oil, Agave Lime are a perfect combination to allow you to decorate and get fancy! We used coconut oil-76, mango butter, palm oil and castor oil for the soap batter and frosting! Since Agave Lime fragrance oil works perfectly in cold process soap with no ricing, discoloring, separation or accelerating, you will have no problems when it comes to piping! For the limes we used Diamond Clear melt and pour soap base and perched them atop the fluffy white frosting!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Apricotie Hottie Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Apricotie Hottie Soap Recipe

As you noticed, most of our recipes have been cold process, which is very popular in the soaping world due to “clean-ness” of your finished product. However, hot process is a quicker, if not easier soaping process. The crock pot does all the work for you and your cure time is cut down. The main difference is that hot process soap has a more rustic appearance that CP soap.

Take our Apricotie Hottie Soap for instance. This is truly a simple soap recipe and perfect for beginners! Made with only a few ingredients such as coconut oil-76, mango butter, shea butter, avocado and apricot kernel oil, you will have a wonderful, sudsy, moisturizing bar of soap in no time! Our Apricot Fragrance Oil smells so amazing sweet and “apricotie”! Plus this fragrance holds up beautifully through the hot processing!

Coconut Soap Recipes: That’s it for now

We hope you enjoyed learning all these recipes that use coconut oil-76 and fractionated coconut oil. Both oils are amazing for your skin and will give your bars of cold and hot process soap the best moisturizing abilities there are!

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Nov
15

Handmade Lotion Recipes


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Handmade Lotion RecipesHandmade Lotion Recipes

In today’s world, most people like to make their own soaps, bath and body products and even cosmetics. Generally, creating those things are not hard at all. Not only do you know the ingredients that will go in your product, but you can make the product to fit your needs or the needs of your customers or loved ones. Many people nowadays have skin issues that require skin-sensitive ingredients. That is another reason why many people turn to handmade goods. And like we stated before, it isn’t hard to do. Take a look through some of Nature’s Garden handmade lotion recipes. You will see how really simply and easy it is to make lotion. Also, with only a few ingredients, you can make a perfectly beautiful lotion that could rival the most expensive store brands out there in the market!

 

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Some Key Ingredients

Before we get started on our recipes, let’s familiarize ourselves with some of the key ingredients that you need to make lotion with. Really you can make a lotion with just shea butter and coconut oil whipped together. However, while those things will soften and hydrate your skin, they can separate while sitting when water is added. Another thing, they may not absorb into your skin very well, leaving you feeling greasy and sticky. The following components that we will discuss are key to getting a beautiful emulsified lotion that will not leave your skin feeling tacky and absorb beautifully.

Handmade Lotion Recipes: BTMS 25 EmulsifierHandmade Lotion Recipes: BTMS 25 Emulsifier

Our first ingredient is Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol, or BTMS 25 Emulsifier is a natural, conditioning emulsifier that can be used in hair and skin care. BTMS is naturally derived from Colza oil. Colza oil is a non-drying oil that is obtained from seeds of the rapeseed plant. It isn’t truly rapeseed oil, but a derivative of it. BTMS can be used in creams and lotions to provide a soft, powdery feel to the skin and is very gentle on the skin and hair.

Handmade Lotion Recipes:  Emulsifying Wax, Traditional and SilkyHandmade Lotion Recipes:  Emulsifying Wax, Traditional and Silky

Next ingredient is our two other emulsifying waxes. We have Emulsifying Wax- Traditional and Silky Emulsifying Wax. While these waxes are not 100 percent natural, they are partial plant based and give wonderful structure to any type of lotion, cream, shampoo or conditioner. Both traditional and silky are self-emulsifying, low odor, highly stable, and highly compatible. Low concentrations of these waxes will improve the consistency and stability of emulsions. Which one do you choose for your product? Which ever you want! So, what exactly is the difference? The only difference is silky will give your lotion a lovely, silky-soft feel to you skin long after the lotion or cream has absorbed.  They can be used interchangeably.

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Optiphen PreservativeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Optiphen Preservative

Preservatives are essential to cosmetic formulations because they kill germs that can make you and your customers very sick. Optiphen is a liquid, paraben-free and formaldehyde-free preservative that provides broad spectrum preservation against bacteria, yeast and mold, the presence of caprylyl glycol. It also imparts an exceptional feel to the finished formulation which makes it useful in creams, sunscreens, lotions, cosmetics, body washes and shampoo recipes. This is a definite must have in any of your water based bath and body products that are created from scratch.

Handmade Lotion Recipe: Stearic Acid and Sodium Lactate

Stearic Acid is a plant based ingredient that is widely used in bath and body products, soaps and even in candles. For bath and body products, it is a wonderful addition to thicken up your product. In soaps, it is used to harden your bars of soap and to make them last longer. When used in candles, it also helps harden the wax and is perfect for making pillar candles or any type of mold candle. Another option is sodium lactate. Sodium lactate is a natural moisturizer, humectant, and pH regulator. It is used in handmade soaps, lotions, shampoo, and other bath and body products.

Handmade Lotion Recipe: Distilled Water

Yes, distilled water is an important ingredient to any of your lotions. You will see in any of our lotion recipes, that we ask you to heat your distilled water up to a specific ingredient and hold it there for 20 minutes. This is to ensure that you have destroyed any bacteria that may have been lingering around in the water.

Handmade Lotion Recipe: The Phases

Also you will notice that each recipe is done in phases. You have your Water Phase, which is where you are heating your water up. The Oil Phase. This is where you will heat and melt any of your butters and oils and waxes to a specific temperature. Next will be the Mixing Phase. Your will then mix together your water and butter and oils with a stick blender to emulsify. Lastly, you have your Cool Down Phase where you allow the lotion mixture to cool to a specific temperature before adding your fragrance oil and Optiphen. Then, you will package up your lotion and label if desired and you are ready to gift everybody you love with some handmade love! Now, let’s talk about our recipes!

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Cocoa Dream Cream RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Cocoa Dream Cream Recipe

Our first lotion is our Cocoa Dream Cream!   This is a thick, luscious cream that smells heavenly with our Butter Brickle fragrance oil. A soft, buttery vanilla fragrance that leave you smelling sweet! Sweet almond oil, and cocoa butter will give your skin a reason to be happy! It absorbs beautifully and leaves you feeling soft! This cream is also sold as a kit. It would be a perfect way to start learning how to make lotion since you don’t have to commit to large quantities of ingredients. The Cocoa Dream Cream kit is also perfect as gift for somebody who loves to make their own bath and body products!

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Cucumber Cream RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Cucumber Cream Recipe

Our Cucumber Cream recipe is perfect to quench that dry wintery skin! The ingredients we chose give your lotion a thick, luxurious texture that will absorb beautifully into your skin. Plus, we chose our bright, fresh Cucumber Splash fragrance oil. This is a perfect fragrance for lotion or even soap! It smells like spring!

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Tropical Lotion RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Tropical Lotion Recipe

If you are looking for something more lighter to apply to your skin, try our Tropical Lotion Recipe. This is also our CEO, Deborah’s,  favorite lotion recipe since it has her favorite fragrance oil in it. This lotion was made with mango butter, fractionated coconut oil and rice bran oil, this lotion is light yet creamy, and leaves your skin feeling silky and hydrated. Tropical lotion is definitely a perfect summer-time getaway for you nose! We used our yummy Papaya Dragon Fruit fragrance oil and it smells of a tropical fruit salad made with peaches, pineapple, papaya and of course, Dragon Fruit! You will smell good enough to eat!

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe

Our Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion is a beautiful lotion for any skin! Created with infused waters made from hibiscus flower powder and rosehips flower powder, your skin will thank you for the extra attention. Hibiscus is an herb know for being high in antioxidants and amino acids, and also contain oligopeptides that have been shown to have wrinkle-smoothing properties. Rosehips contain high levels of vitamin C, in addition to vitamins E, A, and D. Rosehips are used in skincare for its high level of antioxidants and anti-aging properties. The hibiscus/rosehip infusion will add a lovely natural pink color to your lotion. For the fragrance we chose our Peach Magnolia Raspberry fragrance oil. This scent smells of juicy raspberries and peaches with a light floral background.

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Frappe Mocha Body Cream RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Frappe Mocha Body Cream Recipe

Our Frappe Mocha Body Cream is perfect for those with a coffee addiction! This cream is made with cocoa butter and sweet almond Oil. Both are perfect for making your skin feel soft and silky. As for the water part, however, we created it using a distilled coffee brew. This lotion is not only made with coffee, but the steeped coffee water truly helps punch up the coffee fragrance. For the fragrances, we chose both Fresh Brewed Coffee- World’s Best and our Chocolate Fudge Fragrance oil. If you didn’t want a Frappe Mocha before, you will after you smell this body cream! This body cream also comes in a kit size if you are looking for a Christmas gift to give to somebody special!

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Natural Face Cream RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Natural Face Cream Recipe

This cream recipe is a favorite of mine. Natural Face Cream is made with an infusion of calendula flowers.  Calendula is believed to reduce inflammation, reduce acne, and promote healthy skin, which makes this a perfect addition to a night cream. Also, we have included Avocado Oil and Grapeseed Oil. Grapeseed oil does not clog pores, absorbs easily into the skin, does not leave a greasy feel to the skin, and provides the skin with anti inflammatory properties.  It is high in linoleic acid; providing mosturizing effects to the skin. Avocado Oil is a rich, moisturizing oil that is perfect for those with sensitive skin. This lotion is also available in a kit.

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Rose Lotion RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Rose Lotion Recipe

Back in the 1970s there was a lotion my grandmother used a lot. It was called Rose Milk lotion and our Rose Lotion recipe truly reminds me of her when I use it. We infused our distilled water with our red Rose Buds & Petals. Rose water is the perfect addition to any skin-care regime. Its use dates back to days of Cleopatra and has many incredible benefits to its use. Rose water is perfect for any type of skin. It has antibacterial properties, anti-inflammatory and has a load of antioxidants in it. We also used cocoa butter, fractionated coconut oil and meadowfoam seed oil. Meadowfoam seed oil is a wonderful, light oil that absorbs easily into the skin, leaving you feeling soft and not greasy! We chose our Fresh Cut Roses fragrance oil to scent this beautiful lotion.

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Solid Lotion Bar RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Solid Lotion Bar Recipe

Solid Lotion Bar is a quick and simple lotion that is perfect for those who like to hydrate their skin on the go! Made with shea butter, beeswax and jojoba oil, you have a lotion that absorbs quickly, seals in the moisture and keeps the winter dry skin at bay! This lotion is perfect for gym bags, purses, backpacks. No need to worry about loose caps and possible leakage with this lotion! We scented this lotion bar with our Beautiful Babe fragrance oil. If you are familiar with Estee Lauder’s Beautiful perfume, then you know how good this lotion will smell!  This fragrance is a delicate rose, jasmine and carnations with undertones of sweet melon and plum!

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Wine Lotion RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Wine Lotion Recipe

Even though it says Wine Lotion, we did not use actual wine in the recipe. However, we did use our Resveratrol Extract Powder. Resveratrol is a natural polyphenol found in in the skin of red grapes. This powder is similar in the same properties of red wine, meaning it has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal properties, and is used in products that fight acne. Also, Resveratrol is used in anti-aging, anti-wrinkle cosmetic products. It will provide anti-inflammatory properties that reduce swelling.

We also included cocoa butter, grapeseed oil and Jojoba Oil. Both of these oils are wonderful for the skin! Grapeseed oil is light and non-greasy feeling on the skin.  Jojoba oil is considered a “liquid wax” and it will lock in the moisture and keeps your skin hydrated. We chose our Shiraz fragrance oil to help round out our “wine theme”. This is a beautiful, light fruity but robust red wine scent! A must try for wine lovers! 

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Chamomile Lotion Recipe

Our last recipe for today is our Chamomile Lotion Recipe. This is an easy, basic recipe that is perfect for beginners. We used apricot kernel oil and grapeseed oil. Both are light, absorb-able and non-greasy oils and are perfect when you want a light lotion. This would be a perfect summer-time lotion with no heavy oils or butters. The fragrance oil we chose is the delicate Chamomile fragrance oil. Chamomile fragrance oil smells of freshly picked chamomile flowers with hints of fresh green herbs.

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Find Us On Social Media

We hope you enjoyed learning about our handmade lotion recipes! See? Making your own lotion is truly an easy process! The ingredients are simple, nothing harsh goes into your creation and you can feel good about making something amazing for your skin! Next time your create an awesome product using any of Nature’s Garden products, show us! Snap a picture, describe what you made and what you used for your creation.Then come find us on Facebook, Instagram (@ngscents) or Twitter (@ngscents) and post your stuff! We love hearing from our customers and seeing all the fun things they have been up too!

Nov
05

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts


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Our Favorite Christmas CraftsOur Favorite Christmas Crafts

Christmas time is really a hectic time of year. Decorating, card writing, the kids’ Christmas programs and shopping, it’s amazing that it is the happiest time of year! Plus, most of us like to get crafty this time of year. Nothing says love like creating something special with a specific person in mind or a whole bunch of people in mind! If you need some Christmas gift inspiration, then check out some of our favorite Christmas crafts! These crafts are easy to make, yet give the impression that you spent a lot of time creating them. So if you are a busy elf during the crazy holiday season, then give these recipes a try. You will not only impress the people on your gift list, but you will impress yourself as well!

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: How To Have a Stress Free ChristmasOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: How To Have a Stress Free Christmas

Most of us in today’s world, have the idea that Christmas has to be picture perfect. We watch the movies on the Hallmark Channel and expect our Christmas to be just like on TV.

However, we don’t live our lives scripted. It’s always important to remember that the Christmas tree doesn’t have to look like Martha Stewart decorated it. Our Christmas cookies do not need to look like they came straight out of Bon Appetit magazine. Christmas is a beautiful time to simply spend with loved ones. Those will be the memories that your children can cherish and remember when they grow older. It’s not about how perfect the ornaments were hung on the tree. It’s about the memory you have of each ornament that you hang on those branches. It isn’t about how perfectly edged the icing was on the cookies. It’s about how awesome those cookies tasted no matter how much icing Junior glopped onto the snowman shaped cookie.

Enjoy your holidays! Take some shortcuts when it comes to having friends or family over. It’s okay to have something that’s not made from scratch! Homemade gifts don’t have to say you don’t have the funds to buy elaborate gifts. If you create things for certain people in mind, then you have given something to somebody that says, “I took my time and love to make you something I knew you would enjoy.” That type of Christmas is perfect in every way. Follow this link to read up on how to have a stress free Christmas before you start running in a million directions!

 

 

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Candy Cane Candle RecipeOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Candy Cane Candle Recipe

Our first recipe is our Candy Cane Candle Recipe. This is truly a fun candle to have on your tabletop during the Christmas season. This is a simple candle to create. We used our awesome Joy Wax. Joy Wax is a soy/paraffin blend candle wax that is easy to work with, even if you’ve never made candles before. Our Joy Wax has a wonderful hot and cold throw. It has a nice creamy finish and sets up beautifully in your containers. The candy cane candle is layered in pink, red and white with a fluffy, whipped wax topping! Yes, you can create fluffy whipped toppings with this wax. To complete the “candy” theme of the candle, we placed two swirled candy embeds made from our Pillar of Bliss. Pillar of Bliss is also a soy/paraffin blend candle wax that is perfect for creating embeds or wax melts. It hardens up nicely to allow for easy release from molds.

We have scented the candle in our Candy Cane fragrance oil. This scented oil is a yummy blend of peppermint, spearmint, eucalyptus, strawberries and vanilla. This fragrance is a must for any type of Christmas projects you have in mind!

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Candy Cane Facial MaskOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Candy Cane Facial Mask

This  Candy Cane  Facial Mask recipe makes eight 4 oz jars which is the perfect amount to give to your girlfriends or to make for a Christmas party to hand out as party favors. This face mask has some wonderful skin therapy ingredients such as Kaolin Clay, Rose Clay, Beet Root and Hibiscus Flower Powder. We also used some Peppermint Essential Oil and Vanilla Powder for fragrance. It is a yummy smelling combination! Your skin will be glowing and refreshed after just one use! While we did layer it to have the look of a candy cane, the powders and clays will combine once you start using it, however, it will still smell divine. Just like a stick of peppermint candy!

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Bath CookieOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Bath Cookie

You just have to have cookies at Christmas time! It’s a necessary thing. So how about some cookies at bath time? Our Christmas Bath Cookies look and smell yummy enough to eat, and are perfect to entice little ones to take a bath! These bath cookies are very similar to bath bombs. The fizz and bubble and will leave your skin feeling soft and smelling good! We have used cocoa butter, mango butter, kaolin clay powder, and baking soda to name just a few of the ingredients. Your skin is going to feel amazing after your bath! We chose our Christmas Cookies fragrance oil that smells exactly like a freshly baked, buttery Christmas Cookie! Of course, cookies need frosting, right? Our “frosting” is our whipped soap that we used some of our FUN Soap colorant. With some Christmas colored sprinkles to top it off, your bath cookies are complete!

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Coffee Wax Melts RecipeOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Coffee Wax Melts Recipe

Here we have our Christmas Coffee Wax Melts. This recipe will make 24 wax melts using our mini muffin silicone mold. This recipe is perfect in that they are quick and easy to make, plus the recipe makes plenty to share between friends and family! How cute would these look gifted in a sweet little Christmas bag and tied with a pretty bow? We used our Pillar of Bliss Wax and layered it to look similar to a french vanilla coffee with a coffee brown base and a creamy white top. In fact, the base is scented in our French Vanilla Coffee which is the aroma of coffee, cream and vanilla, while the top part is scented in our Snickerdoodle Cookies Fragrance Oil. When these wax melts melt and blend together, your house will smell like a warm, inviting coffee house. Top the melts with a few whole coffee beans and they are ready to go!

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Confetti Soap RecipeOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe

If you’re looking to make some soap this Christmas, our Christmas Confetti Soap recipe is perfect! Quick and easy to make, we have used melt and pour soap base in Goat’s Milk and Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base. Simply melt down your soap, color, scent and layer. For the confetti part, we used some melt and pour with added vegetable glycerin. This helps make the soap more pliable allowing you to easily cut the colored part of the soap into little squares to resemble the confetti. For the pretty whipped topping, we used our Whipped Soap base and sprinkled some more confetti soaps on top. Our fragrance of choice is our Fruitcake Fragrance Oil. This scent smells of candied fruit, cake, sugar and vanilla! Mmmmm! This recipe makes one 4 pound loaf and then can be sliced up and wrapped for gift giving!

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Tree Bath Bomb RecipeOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Tree Bath Bomb Recipe

I can never say it enough! You can’t have too many bath bomb recipe ideas in your recipe box. Plus, they really are a fun gift for the kids. If you know some kids that don’t enjoy bath time, whip some Christmas Tree Bath Bombs. The kids could help make them as well.  Also, these bath bomb ingredients aren’t harsh and are perfectly safe for young skin.  These bath bombs are made into Christmas tree shapes with pretty colored Christmas “balls” decorating the branches. Also, these bath bomb ingredients are gentle enough to use on kids’ soft skin. We chose our skin safe Kringleberry fragrance oil. A very-merry-festive fragrance oil by Natures Garden with the aroma of fruity cranberries and red currants,and juicy apples. You will also smell base notes of fresh cut evergreens, and sprigs of bright, cheery holly berry.

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Wreath Fire Starter RecipeOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Wreath Fire Starter Recipe

I know one of my favorite things to have is a fire in my fireplace. Not just at Christmas time, but all winter long! Getting a fire started can be intimidating. Most people will use a fire starter log, but they can get expensive if you have a lot of fires during the winter season. Create some of our Christmas Wreath Fire Starters and you will be happy you did. This recipe will make 11 cupcake size fire starters and the best thing about these? They are scented! Fire starter logs won’t give you that! We made these starters using Pillar of Bliss and our Christmas Wreath Type fragrance oil. A perfect blend of fresh cut boughs of pine, balsam, holly berry and earthy pinecones along with notes of orange and cinnamon. We also included some cut and sifted Nettle Leaf and whole Juniper Berries to enhance the Christmas Wreath fragrance oil.

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Pinecone Fire Starter RecipeOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Pinecone Fire Starter Recipe

Here’s another lovely fire starter recipe that uses pine cones. These Pinecone Fire Starters will also make a pretty, scented and rustic display when placed in a basket next to your fireplace! Simple to make, this recipe will give you 20 large pine cone fire starters. To create these, you will simply dip your pine cones into melted and scented was, allow to dry overnight and they are ready to go! We chose our Pleasingly Pumpkin fragrance oil to scent these fire starters. Pleasingly Pumpkin is a sweet, creamy combination of pumpkin puree with warm notes of butter and sweet vanilla cream. It’s really a warm, yummy scent without being overpowering!

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Holly Berry Bath Bomb RecipeOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Holly Berry Bath Bomb Recipe

How cute are these Holly Berry Bath Bombs? Fun and festive, these would look pretty stored in a large, clear candy jar for all to admire during the holiday season. If you are familiar with bath bomb ingredients and the process of making bath bombs, then you know how easy it will be to make these. Add some cute little Holly Berry shaped sprinkles to make these stand out! Bath bombs are a perfect way to relax and unwind after a busy day of shopping and wrapping gifts. We scented these with our festive Holly Berry Fragrance oil. this wonderful fragrance is a well-balanced blend of bayberry, pine, cinnamon, clove, and lemon rinds. It’s a very nice scent for soap and body lotion as well.

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Gingerbread Latte CandleOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Gingerbread Latte Candle

Next, we have a fun candle to create for those that love their lattes! Our Gingerbread Latte Candle looks like a true coffee drink with its chocolate colored coffee base and frothy whipped topping. For the icing on the cake, we have a sweet little gingerbread “cookie” setting on top. As like all of our Christmas Crafts, this candle is super easy to make using our Joy wax for the “coffee” and “whipped topping”. The gingerbread embed was made using our Pillar of Bliss. We scented the whole thing in our Snickerdoodle Latte Fragrance Oil which smells of rich roasted Colombian coffee that is blended with spices and hints of toasted nut. A base of vanilla buttercream rounds the whole fragrance out!

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: More Craft Ideas

Well, that is all we have for today. We hope you enjoyed reading and learning about some of our favorite Christmas crafts here at Nature’s Garden. If you are interested in more Christmas Crafts, check out these 25 crafts from Crazy Little Projects.

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Oct
23

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Oct
10

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe


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Pumpkin Bath Melts RecipePumpkin Bath Melts Recipe

When summer starts to melt into fall, crafters of all kinds start looking for new things to create for their friends, family or customers. When it comes to bath and body products, Nature’s Garden always has some fun, new ideas to help inspire you! This Pumpkin Bath Melts recipe is a perfect example! They are super simple and quick to make! This recipe makes 13 bath melts. Not only would these make adorable gift bag treats, but they could also enhance a pumpkin-themed gift basket.

These shimmery pumpkins are full of skin softening ingredients such as Mango, Cocoa Butter and Pumpkin Seed Oil. They also smell of our yummy Caramel Apple Fragrance oil and a little bit of pumpkin pie spice blend to help enhance the scent of fall! Plus, these little guys have some mica for added color and pop! We are sure that you will be hooked on making these sweet little guys for everybody around you!

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: A little Bit of Pumpkin HistoryPumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: A little Bit of Pumpkin History

Pumpkins have been a part of history for quite sometime. In fact, they were a staple in early American diets and not in pumpkin pie! The oldest evidence of pumpkins were in pumpkin-related seeds dating between 7000 and 5500 B.C. and were found in Mexico. Then, only the seeds were eaten as the pumpkins flesh was too bitter to be eaten. However, with cultivation, pumpkins began to develop a sweeter taste and became a Native American staple. Pumpkin was dried, stewed, baked and roasted. When the pumpkin had been hollowed out, they could be used as a water vessels, storage containers or even bowls.

Pumpkins were such a large part of some Native American food culture. They were actually part of a growing process the Indians called “The Three Sisters”. The sisters were corn, pumpkins and beans. These vegetables were planted together, each one benefiting the other as they grew. Nowadays, pumpkins are a natural fall icon, used mostly for Jack O’ Lanterns, or fall decorating. These pumpkins are mass produced and not edible in the least, although there are still pumpkins grown strictly for eating. These are smaller, denser and sweeter tasting and perfect for those Thanksgiving pumpkin pies and cakes!

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Some of The IngredientsPumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Some of The Ingredients

Before we get started on the bath melts, let’s get familiar with some of the ingredients! Mango Butter is a luscious ingredient when using in bath and body products. It has a nice, silky texture that will add some wonderful skin softening and hydration to your bath treats! Plus, this butter is said to reduce signs of aging by reducing wrinkle formations!

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Pumpkin Seed OilPumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Pumpkin Seed Oil

What better oil to put in your pumpkin bath melts than Pumpkin Seed Oil. This is actually a very good oil for bath products. Pumpkin seed oil is loaded with nutrients:  Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, Vitamins E, A, and C, and it is rich in the mineral zinc. This oil absorbs beautifully in to your skin and will not leave a greasy, oily feeling.  Pumpkin seed oil is also helpful in repairing dry, damaged skin.

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Pumpkin Seed PowderPumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Pumpkin Seed Powder

You don’t often see recipes that use Pumpkin Seed Powder, but this powder is a wonderful addition to bath and body recipes. Not only are pumpkin seeds yummy to snack on, but they contain an array of nutrients which are beneficial to your body, inside and out! Pumpkin seeds contain 18 amino acids, omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, phosphorus, manganese, magnesium, zinc, iron, copper, and vitamin K.  When used in cosmetics, pumpkin seed powder is perfect for its antioxidant, nourishing, and skin softening properties.

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Spice PowderPumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Spice Powder

Pumpkin Pie Spice Powder doesn’t have to be saved for baking anymore! This yummy spice blend of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and ginger can add wonderful natural color and scent to soaps, bath bombs and even soaps!

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Caramel Apple Fragrance OilPumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Caramel Apple Fragrance Oil

Natures Garden’s Caramel Apple fragrance oil smells like the real thing! A big, juicy red apple dipped in warm, buttery caramel! In fact, the fragrance oil makes these bath melts smell like candy that you could eat! Don’t be tempted to take a lick!

 

 

 

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Ingredients Available At Nature’s Garden

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need

  • Scale
  • Pots (2 for double boiler)
  • Spatula
  • Stovetop

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Total Recipe Weights

  • 57 grams Palm Oil
  • 42 grams Mango Butter
  • 113 grams Cocoa Butter Golden Natural
  • 15 grams Pumpkin Seed Oil
  • 6 grams White Beeswax
  • 4 grams Caramel Apple Fragrance Oil
  • 2 grams Pumpkin Seed Powder
  • 2 grams Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend Powder
  • 1 gram Diamond Dust Mica
  • 1 gram 24 K Gold Mica

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Before You Get Started

Prior to starting on your bath melts, it’s always a good idea to take a few precautionary steps. First, clean and sanitize your work area. Make sure that you have all your ingredients within easy reach and that you also have enough room to work in. Also, make sure your equipment and utensils are also clean and sanitized. We also suggest wearing a hair net and protective clothing when preparing this recipe.  These steps will ensure that you can work smoothly without any interruptions in your creating. Now, we can get started on your recipe!

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Prepare Your Double Boiler

You will be using a double boiler to melt your waxes and butters, so you will want to get that ready. If you are familiar with how a double boiler works, you can skip this part and move on to the next step. If not, we can give a quick tutorial on setting one up. Double boilers are easy to create. You will need 2 different sized pots, preferably ones that you no longer use for cooking. One pot should be smaller than the other, so that it can fit inside the larger one. In the larger pot, place a few inches of water. To the smaller pot, you will add your waxes and butters. Then you will place the smaller pot into the larger pot to allow the butters and waxes to melt.

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Prepping the Wax, Oils and ButtersPumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Prepping the Wax, Oils and Butters

Once you have the outside pot heating on the heat source, you will weigh out the wax, oils and butters to the smaller pot. Place your clean pot on the scale, tare out the weight and weigh in 57 grams of Palm Oil, 42 grams of Mango Butter, 113 grams of Cocoa Butter Golden Natural, 6 grams of White Beeswax and 15 grams of Pumpkin Seed Oil.

 

 

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Melting the Wax, Oils and Butters

Place the smaller pot inside the larger pot. Now you will melt the oils, butters and wax on a gentle heat, stirring occasionally, until everything is melted and combined. Once everything is nicely melted, you can turn off your heat and remove the inner pot and set it aside for the moment.

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Prepping the Powders, Micas and Fragrance OilPumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Prepping the Powders, Micas and Fragrance Oil

While you are waiting for the butters to melt, you can prep the powders and micas. So to a small bowl that is placed on your scale, weigh in 2 grams of pumpkin seed powder, 2 grams of pumpkin pie spice blend powder, 1 gram of Diamond Dust Mica, 1 gram of 24K Gold Mica and 4 grams of Caramel Apple fragrance oil.  Mix this together using a spoon until everything is incorporated.

 

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Combining All the IngredientsPumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Combining All the Ingredients

Now that your butters and waxes are melted, you can combine the mixed powders and fragrance oil in with the butters. Stir this mixture well until everything is well incorporated.

 

 

 

 

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Pouring the Bath MeltsPumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Pouring the Bath Melts

Now that everything is fully mixed, you will be pouring them into the mold. Have your mold setting in front of you and carefully pour the mixture into each cavity.

 

 

 

 

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Allowing the Melts to Set Up

Next, you will need to allow your bath melts to set up a bit. You want them to have a “film” over the top before attempting to move them. This should not take very long. Once they are set, you can move them to the freezer. Allow the bath melts to set in the freezer for about 30 minutes. Then, you can remove them from the freezer and pop them out of their mold.

 

 

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Ready to UsePumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Ready to Use

Your Pumpkin Bath Melts are ready to use! Simply place one melt under warm, running bath water, sit back and unwind after a long day! Enjoy the scent of spice and caramel in the air! Use bath melts with caution, however! They can and will make your bath tub slippery! Also, we do not recommend shipping these to your customers in warm climates. Bath melts will simply melt with skin contact due to body heat.

 

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: That’s All For Today

We hope you enjoyed reading and learning about our newest fall bath treat! These Pumpkin Bath Melts are sure to please everybody that appreciates wonderful products that help nourish your skin and smell amazing!  Whether you create these little pumpkins for yourself, family, friends or clients, they are sure to be an annual treat that everyone will love and want.

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: More Fun Pumpkin Treats

If you are looking for some more fun pumpkin themed bath and body recipes, Nature’s Garden has a plethora of recipes to choose from. From body scrub to soaps, they are easy to make and would make a lovely fall themed gift basket!

Pumpkin Eggnog Foaming Sugar Scrub RecipePumpkin Eggnog Foaming Sugar Scrub Recipe

This Pumpkin Eggnog Foaming Sugar Scrub is quick and easy to make! Our whipped soap base and a bit of sugar, you can have this scrub whipped up in no time. The inspiration for this sugar scrub is our Pumpkin Eggnog fragrance oil. It has a wonderfully warm, sugary pumpkin vanilla scent!

Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap RecipePumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap Recipe

If you like to make Cold Process soap, we have a lovely Pumpkin Puree Cold Process soap recipe that uses real pumpkin puree as one of the ingredients. Pumpkin puree adds a wonderful natural, deep orange color to the soap. The pumpkin fragrance we chose is our yummy Pumpkin Apple Butter. This scent is a wonderful combination of apples, pears, cinnamon, clove and vanilla.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts RecipePumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts Recipe

If you are looking to have a candle addition to your bath time gift basket, our Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts are perfect! Simple and quick to make, these wax melts look like a pumpkin treat to eat and they smell just as delicious! We used our Pillar of Bliss for the “chocolate crust” and “cheesecake” part of the wax melt and for the “whipped topping” we used Joy Wax! Of course we used our Pumpkin Cheesecake fragrance oil! A delicious scent of cinnamon, whipped cream, vanilla and rum!

Pumpkin Pie Candle RecipePumpkin Pie Candle Recipe

If you like to make candles, we have a Pumpkin Candle that is sure to make somebody think you made a Pumpkin Pie for dessert! This layered candle is easy to create using Joy Wax for the base of the candle and for the “whipped topping”. The finishing touch is a cute little pumpkin embed perched on top. The fragrance we scented this candle with is, of course, our Pumpkin Pie Spice. A true to it’s name scent that smells like the spice blend you add to the traditional fall treat.

We hope we have inspired you to create some fun pumpkin themed products for fall line-up! Check out some more pumpkin-themed bath and body products, or even some wax melts to help get you into the spirit of fall!

If you want to show off any creations that you make using any Nature’s Garden products give us a holler! You can post your products on our Facebook page, or find us on Instagram (@ngscents) or on Twitter (@ngscents) Nothing makes us more excited then seeing what our customers have been up too! We can’t wait to hear from you!

Oct
02

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe


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Pumpkin Bubble Bars RecipePumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe

If you are looking for a fun, fresh new bubble bar to enhance your Halloween line of bath and body products, you can always count on Nature’s Garden to help you out! Our Pumpkin Bubble Bars recipe is quick and easy to make. You could even have the kids help you out making these! Bubble bars are a fun bath treat and these Pumpkin Bubble Bars are no exception! We have used Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate to help give some fluffy bubbles plus soft, silky skin. Plus, we have incorporated Pumpkin Seed Oil to further enhance the pumpkin theme and to give your skin some intense moisture! These will be a hit with the kids and adults alike!

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Pumpkin Carving Ideas

Nowadays, people have gotten incredibly artistic with their pumpkin carvings. Most people take their pumpkins to a whole new level. If you would like to kick you pumpkin carvings up a notch, take a look at some of these pumpkin carving ideas from Southern Living. If you would like to try your hand at something other than your typical pumpkin face, check out these cool Halloween pumpkins that are anything but ordinary! Some don’t even require carving. Even just a little paint and ingenuity to give your pumpkins some flair!

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Ingredients That Can Be Found at Nature’s Garden

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment You’ll Need

  • Mixing Bowls (two)
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Scale
  • Toothpicks

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts

We have included the amounts of each ingredient we will be using. As a side note,  while we give you both weight and volume measurements, we highly recommend using a scale as the measurements will be more precise amounts.

  • 410 grams (2 cups) Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI)
  • 460 grams (2 cups) Sodium Bicarbonate- Baking Soda
  • 224 grams (2/3 cup) Cream of Tartar
  • 72 grams (2/3 cup) Corn Starch
  • 200 grams (2/3 cup) Vegetable Glycerin
  • 24 grams (2 TBSP) Pumpkin Seed Oil
  • 14 grams Harvest Moon Fragrance Oil
  • 20 drops Red Da bomb Soap Dye
  • 30 drops Yellow Da Bomb Soap Dye
  • 1 gram Activated Charcoal
  • 7 Pieces Cinnamon Sticks (1″ in length)

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Some of the Ingredients Used

Before we get started on our bubble bars, let’s get familiar with some of the ingredients. Our first ingredient is Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate or SCI. SCI is derived from coconut. It is a foaming and cleansing agent that will leave your skin silky soft and smooth.

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Sodium BicarbonatePumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Sodium Bicarbonate

Our next ingredient is Sodium Bicarbonate or Baking Soda. This is is a natural alkaline that is used in cosmetic formulations and cleaning formulas to lift dirt, and remove oils. Using baking soda in your bathtub will leave your skin soft and silky feeling.  It also has the same effect on your hair when used in a rinse. Baking Soda is most often combined with Citric Acid when making bath bombs.

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Cream of TartarPumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Cream of Tartar

Cream of Tartar is our next ingredient. Most people assume Cream of Tartar is just for baking, however, it is used in many bath products such as bath cookies and of course, bubble bars. Cream of Tartar acts as a stabilizer and allows the ingredients to adhere each other. It will also give the product a more “airy and fluffier” texture.

Pumpkin Bubble Bars recipe: Corn StarchPumpkin Bubble Bars recipe: Corn Starch

Corn Starch is up next. This is another ingredient used widely in the culinary world as a natural thickener for soups, gravies or sauces, but corn starch is also widely used in skincare formulas to provide the skin with silkiness and to relieve irritation.

 

 

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars: Pumpkin Seed OilPumpkin Bubble Bars: Pumpkin Seed Oil

Because we are making pumpkins, we chose to incorporate some Pumpkin Seed Oil! Pumpkin Seed Oil is loaded with many nutrients, such as, Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, Vitamins E, A, and C.  It is also rich in the mineral, zinc. Pumpkin seed oil readily sinks into the skin; not leaving the skin feeling oily and can help to repair dry, damaged skin.

 

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Harvest Moon Fragrance OilPumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Harvest Moon Fragrance Oil

The fragrance we chose for these fall bubble bars, is our Harvest Moon fragrance oil. This fragrance is a fresh, crisp mix of blueberries, pineapple, eucalyptus with woodsy bass notes of spruce, fir and cedar. A complex mixture of scents that wouldn’t seem like they could go together. Very unique!

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Before You Get Started

Before you get started on your bubble bars, it’s always best to take a few precautionary steps. Start by cleaning and sanitizing your work area thoroughly. Also, clean your utensils and equipment well. Make sure that you have a large enough work area and have all your ingredients and equipment handy. This will help your creating run smoothly without any interruptions. We also suggest that you were gloves, an apron, face mask and hair net while preparing this recipe.

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Prepping the Dry IngredientsPumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Prepping the Dry Ingredients

Now that your prepared and everything is clean and sanitized, it is time to get started. Our first step will be prepping the dry ingredients. Take a deep mixing bowl, place it on your scale and tare out the weight. To the bowl, weigh in 410 grams Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, 460 grams of Baking Soda, 224 grams of Cream of Tartar and 72 grams of Corn Starch. Using your hands, go ahead and blend these ingredients well, breaking up any lumps you find in the mixture. Once all the dry ingredients are incorporated well, you can set this bowl aside for the time being.

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Prepping the IngredientsPumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Prepping the Ingredients

Next, you will be prepping the wet ingredients. So take a small mixing bowl, place it on the scale and tare out the weight. To that mixing bowl, weigh in 200 grams of Vegetable Glycerin, 24 grams of Pumpkin Seed Oil and 14 grams of Harvest Moon fragrance oil. Give this a nice stir to mix the oils well. Once they are mixed nicely, you will then be adding this to the dry ingredients.

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Mixing the Wet and Dry IngredientsPumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Mixing the Wet and Dry Ingredients

Now that your oils are mixed nicely, go ahead and add them to the bowl containing the dry ingredients. Using your gloved hands, mix these ingredients together completely. Continue to mix until you have a dough-like consistency. Note: If your dough is too dry and crumbles, you can add a little more vegetable glycerin. However, use with caution. Adding too much will make your dough too wet and it may not setup properly.

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Setting Aside a Small Amount

You will be decorating the bubble bars with a small amount of the dough that will be colored later. So, take a small bowl and place it on your scale. Tare out the weight and to the bowl, add 28 grams of the dough mix. You can set this aside for the time being.

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Adding the Soap DyesPumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Adding the Soap Dyes

Next, we are going to color the dough to its orange pumpkin shade! To your mixed dough, add 20 drops of red Da Bomb Soap Dye and 30 drops of yellow Da Bomb Soap Dye. Once again, using your gloved hands, mix the dyes into the dough until you have achieved a nice, pumpkin orange.

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Forming the PumpkinsPumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Forming the Pumpkins

Next, you will be forming the dough into pumpkin shapes. Separate the dough into 7 even-sized portions and using your hands, form the portions into balls. Pack them tightly, just like if you were making a snowball. Make sure they are even and smooth with no cracks showing or they will not set up properly.

 

 

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Making the Pumpkin StemsPumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Making the Pumpkin Stems

Now that you have your pumpkins shaped and packed tightly, you will need to make the stems. For this, you will need the cinnamon sticks. You will want seven pieces that are about 1 inch in length. So, cut your cinnamon sticks to this length.

 

 

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Making the Pumpkin Stems

 

 

Once you have completed cutting them, gently place one stick into the dough, pushing slightly. You want to make sure it is centered and secure. Set each one aside for the moment.

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Using the Reserved DoughPumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Using the Reserved Dough

Now, that the pumpkins are made, you can now work on the reserved dough. Take the dough and weigh in 1 gram of Activated Charcoal. Work the charcoal into the dough with your hands until it is mixed in completely.

 

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Decorating the Bubble BarsPumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Decorating the Bubble Bars

Next, we get to have some fun with the pumpkin’s faces!  You can decorate your pumpkin bubble bars with the charcoal dough. You can create faces or words with the dough. Simply pull off small amounts of the charcoal dough and press it into the pumpkins to create your pumpkins how you want them to look.

 

 

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Decorating the Bubble Bars

 

 

To help create a more realistic look, take a toothpick and create lines in each pumpkin, starting at the top and ending about half way down the pumpkin.

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Let the Bubble Bars Setup

Now that you have completed decorating your bubble pumpkins, allow them to set up in a cool, dry, non-humid area for at least 24-48 hours. Once your bubble bars have hardened, they are ready to use! Simply crumble a bubble bar under warm, running bath water and enjoy!

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: That’s All For Now

We hope you enjoyed this fun new bubble bar recipe from us! We are sure they will be a hit with your family, friends or customers! Kids love to help make crafts too! This would be a fun, fall project to do with the kiddos! Not only will they like getting their hands into the dough to help make the pumpkins, but they will love having a bubbly reason to take a bath!

Also, Nature’s Garden has a bunch of fun Halloween crafts to look create! Check out our Bloody Fun Candle Recipe! This candle is creative and easy to make and is scented with our Werewolf fragrance oil. Another good recipe is our Dracula’s Dentures Recipe! This cool recipe is made with melt and pour soap and is made to look like a cup with Dracula’s teeth soaking in a cleaning solution! An ingenious little Halloween soap to be sure!

What other fun Halloween recipes do you like to do? Do you have one you make every year or do you like to explore and make something different every year?

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Reach Out to Us

We love hearing from our customers and seeing what they have been creating with our products! It’s also a great way for you to show off your products for everybody to see! Find us on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents) or Instagram (@ngscents) Show us what you made, or even ask us a question! You can also show off your products in our Show & Tell section of our website! Simply upload a picture and describe what you created with Nature’s Garden products. We can’t wait to hear from you and see what you’ve been up too!

 

 

 

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!

 

 

Sep
06

Green Tea Scrub Recipe


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Green Tea Scrub RecipeGreen Tea Scrub Recipe

Scrubs are incredibly popular these days! They are easy to make and most of the time, they require just a few ingredients. However, Nature’s Garden has a new scrub recipe that would be an amazing addition to your personal collection or to add to your line of bath and body products for your customers. Our green tea scrub recipe is full of skin nourishing ingredients such as green tea powder, argan oil and mango butter. Your skin will be shiny and glowing after just one use! You’ll be pleased to find out that this simple little tea leaf can do wonders for your skin!

 

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: The Green Tea Rundown

Let’s talk about this amazing green leaf before we get started. Out of all the types of tea in the world, green tea’s history is the longest and most documented beverage across many southeast Asian cultures. As far back as 600 A.D., a most important book regarding tea was written by Lu Yu. His book was called Cha Jing, or Tea Classic. Not only is this book an amazing documentation of the history and culture of China, but it detailed exactly how a cup of green tea should be made and how it should be served. Tea is an incredible part of Asian culture and there are even ceremonies that include serving green tea.

Only recently has green tea been introduced to the western part of the world and in the past decade, green tea has developed quite a reputation as a healthy food. Much research has been done to find out how green tea positively affects the body. Green tea has a huge amount of antioxidants that help fight free radicals. Free radicals damage the skin, causing premature aging or even skin cancer. Another thing, green tea is a powerful anti-inflammatory. Products containing green tea are perfect for those with sensitive skin that may help soothe it. Also, a specific antioxidant in green tea called catechins, is an anti-bacterial agent and this can help with those who suffer from acne and improve the overall appearance of their complexion.

As a side note, Natures Garden sells our herbs for external use only. We do not sell them as food items. The information we provide is for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Let’s Talk About Some Ingredients

So, we have included some amazing skin loving ingredients in this facial scrub. Let’s talk about a few of them.

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Argan OilGreen Tea Scrub Recipe: Argan Oil

First, is the argan oil. Argan oil is an amazing skin product! This oil is easily absorbed into the skin, making it a fantastic oil to include in your hair care and skincare formulations.  Argan oil also allows the skin to breathe and is used in many acne-fighting formulas.

 

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Mango ButterGreen Tea Scrub Recipe: Mango Butter

Mango butter is a wonderful addition to this scrub! Mango butter is an exotic, luxury oil, which melts on the skin; providing skin softening and moisturizing qualities. It is also said to reduce the signs of aging by reducing wrinkle formation.

 

 

 

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Green Tea PowderGreen Tea Scrub Recipe: Green Tea Powder

Well, we all know how amazing green tea can be for the skin. Green tea powder is an excellent addition to cosmetics and soap due to its antioxidant properties and gentle exfoliation. However, it also is a wonderful, natural colorant for any type of soap making! When used in melt and pour soap you will get a nice green color. In cold process soap, you will have an olive color to your soap.

 

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Sugar

Did you know sugar can actually be good for your skin? I found that fact very interesting. First, sugar is a natural humectant which means it helps hydrate your skin and then keep that moisture locked in. Second, sugar is a natural source of glycolic acid, an alpha-hydroxy acid that helps promote new cell growth. Lastly, sugar is an excellent, natural exfoliant that is gentle to the skin.

 

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Chubba Dubba Weight Loss Fragrance Oil

Chubba Dubba Weight Loss Fragrance Oil has an interesting story behind the creation of it. Before designing this fragrance, Nature’s Garden did research to find out which aromas helped to decrease appetite.  They then had their perfumist create this blend using high concentrations of essential oils. This fragrance oil is an aromatic blend of Sicilian orange, lemongrass, lemon slices, jasmine, green tea, and Tahitian vanilla. While we do not make any health claims pertaining to this fragrance, we believe that you will truly enjoy this enlightening blend.

Why Chubba Dubba though?  We named this fragrance chubba dubba because this is how we respond to cute chubby babies. So, while this may seem like a funny name for a fragrance oil, it smells yummy in any kind of bath and body product!

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Ingredients You Can Get at Nature’s Garden

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment You’ll Need

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Rubber Spatula
  • Stovetop
  • Pots (for double boiler)
  • White Granulated Sugar

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts

  • 136 grams Fractionated Coconut Oil
  • 113 grams Argan Oil
  • 68 grams Shea Butter
  • 68 grams Mango Butter
  • 45 grams Silky Emulsifying Wax
  • 9 grams White Beeswax
  • 9 grams Chubba Dubba Weight Loss Fragrance Oil
  • 5 grams Optiphen Preservative
  • 5 grams Vitamin E Oil
  • 680 grams white granulated sugar
  • 6 grams Green Tea Powder
  • 15 grams Vegetable Glycerin
  • 9 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Before You Get Started

Before you get started with making your scrub, you will need to take a few steps to ensure your creating will go smoothly. First, give your work area, along with your packing materials, and equipment a good cleaning and sanitizing. Also, we strongly suggest wearing protective clothing, gloves while you are preparing this recipe. One more thing to be sure of, have all your equipment and ingredients at an arm’s reach. This will help you move along with no interruptions.

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Using The Double Boiler

In the first step of this recipe, you will want to set your double boiler up. If you do not have a double boiler, you can create one simply by taking a smaller size pot and setting it in a larger size pot. You will then add a couple of inches of water to the larger pot. You can go ahead and turn your burner on to medium. By the time the water has heated up, you will be ready to add the waxes and oils in for melting.

 

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Weighing out the Oils, Waxes and Butters

Now you will weigh out the oils, waxes and butters. Place you small on the scale and tare out the weight. To the smaller pot, weigh out 136 grams Fractionated Coconut Oil, 113 grams Argan Oil, 68 grams Shea Butter, 68 grams Mango Butter, 45 grams Silky Emulsifying Wax and 9 grams of White Beeswax.

 

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Melting the Oils, Waxes and Butters

Once you have all the oils, waxes and butters weighed out, take the pot and place it in the larger pot or pan with the heated water.  Allow the contents to melt at a gentle heat, stirring occasionally. Once they are completely melted you can remove this pot from the heat.

 

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Prepping the Green Tea Powder and Vegetable Glycerin

While you are waiting on all the oil and waxes to melt, you can do some prep work with the other ingredients. First, you will start with the green tea powder and vegetable glycerin. So in a small bowl, weigh out 6 grams of green tea powder and 15 grams of vegetable glycerin. You can set this bowl aside for the moment.

 

 

 

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Prepping The SugarGreen Tea Scrub Recipe: Prepping The Sugar

Next, you can prepare the sugar. In a large mixing bowl, go ahead and weigh out 680 grams of granulated sugar. You can also set this aside for the time being.

 

 

 

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Prepping the Fragrance Oil, Vitamin E and OptiphenGreen Tea Scrub Recipe: Prepping the Fragrance Oil, Vitamin E and Optiphen

One last step that you can prepare is the fragrance oil, vitamin E and the optiphen preservative. In a small bowl you can weigh out the 5 grams of Optiphen,  5 grams of vitamin E , 9 grams of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer and the  9 grams of Chubba Dubba Weight Loss fragrance oil. Chubba Dubba Weight Loss has some vanillin in it so we are using the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer as a precaution to the fragrance oil turning the scrub brown in color. Also, we have included a preservative, Optiphen. This will allow you to prepare the recipe ahead of time without the issue of it going bad. Go ahead and stir this mixture to combine everything together and set it aside as well.

 

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Adding the Fragrance, Vitamin E and Optiphen

Once your oils have completely melted and you have removed the pot from the heat, you will be adding the last three ingredients. However, it is important to wait for the temperature of the oils and butters to drop before doing so. You want the temperature to be at 120 degrees Fahrenheit. This is the correct temperature to add the Optiphen too. If it is added at a higher temperature, then the heat may destroy any of the preserving qualities of the Optiphen. So when the butters and oils have reached the correct temperature,you can go ahead and add in the prepared fragrance mixture.

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Adding the Oils Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Adding the Oils

Now we are going to add the melted oils to the sugar. Take your bowl with the sugar that has been pre-weighed and add in the oil/fragrance mixture. Mix these together combining everything thoroughly.

 

 

 

 

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Adding in the Green Tea MixtureGreen Tea Scrub Recipe: Adding in the Green Tea Mixture

Next you will be adding in the green tea mixture you prepared earlier. So go ahead and add this to your sugar/oil mixture. stir this well to disperse everything evenly.

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Adding Your Scrubs to the Jars

Lastly, you will divide your scrub into their jars.  However, before you add your facial scrub to the jars, you will need to allow it to come to room temperature. Once it has reached that point, you can now divide the scrub into seven 4-ounce jars. Add your lid on top and they are ready to use!

 

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Other Green Tea Recipes

Do you have a favorite scrub recipe or did you give this recipe a try? Let us know! We love hearing from our friends and customers! We especially love hearing what you all create using Nature’s Garden products! Show us what you have done by finding us on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents) or Instagram (@ngscents). We can’t wait to see what you’ve been up too!

Do your have a favorite green tea? Do you like it cold or hot? In a smoothie or maybe in a sweet, bakery treat? I say the best way is iced green tea. It’s refreshing, crisp and how amazing is it that something that can taste good, can be good for you? Here are some yummy, refreshing iced green tea recipes to give a try on a hot summer day! While you are sipping on your iced green tea, you can read up on even more information on the history of green tea go ahead and follow this link. Not only can you learn about green tea and it’s counterparts, but you can also find recipes, how to brew the perfect cup of tea and even what a Japanese Tea Ceremony is all about.

 

Aug
24

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe


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Nettle Bath Bomb RecipeNettle Bath Bomb Recipe

Nature’s Garden is the place to go for all your bath and body recipe inspirations! Our crafty creative staff has a new bath bomb recipe to show you all! The Nettle Bath Bomb recipe is sure to get you to take a nice, long soak in a warm bath with this skin soothing bath bomb. With nourishing ingredients such as, avocado oil, kaolin clay, and of course some very beneficial nettle leaf, we are sure you will be wanting to add this to your line of bath and body products.

 

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: What is Nettle LeafNettle Bath Bomb Recipe: What is Nettle Leaf

If you are familiar with adding herbs and powders to your bath and body recipes, then I am sure you have heard of Nettle Leaf. It is actually very common plant that could possible be mistaken for a weed, however, this plant is anything but a pesky old weed! Nettle Leaf is also known as Common Nettle or Stinging Nettle (although not all varieties sting). Nettle Leaf is native to many parts of the world including North America and Europe. This perennial plant has even been found in ancient clothing from China dating back over 2000 years ago! That is correct! Not only is this leaf used medicinally and in the culinary trade, but the Nettle Leaf was used in creating clothes during World War II. Specifically in the uniforms used by the Germans.

Since it is also known as Stinging Nettle, you may wonder how does the leaf actually sting you? Well, there are little hairs along the sides of the leaves. If your skin comes into contact with the leaves, you will most likely experience, welts, rashes or blisters. However, once the leaves are dried, than they are safe to handle with no fear of getting stung.

Nettle Leaf is actually incredibly amazing for the body! As we stated above, it is a popular herb medicinally and topically and in the food. Chocked full of vitamins such as, Vitamin A, B, C, D and K, it also carries a large amount of iron, potassium, calcium, manganese, amino acids, phosphorous, magnesium, silica, silicon, protein and iodine. That is quite a bit of power in one plant!

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: The Benefits of Nettle LeafNettle Bath Bomb Recipe: The Benefits of Nettle Leaf

Nettle Leaf can be made into many things to treat a variety of skin and hair ailments. You can create a mask of nettle leaf or an astringent. This helps with acne, scars and even eczema. A massage oil can be created for beneficial anti-inflammatory properties. This can help with arthritic pain, rheumatism and even tendonitis.  Also, a toner or a paste can be created to help with skin burns, swelling or even scaring Since Nettle Leaf contains silica and silicon it makes a wonderful topical treatment for scalp conditions! It can strengthen the roots, stimulate  hair growth and the silica helps strengthen the follicles, and scalp. It also can help with stubborn dandruff!

Nettle Leaf can also be made into a tea to drink. This is a wonderful way to help with kidney infections, benign prostatic hyperplasia, and lower blood pressure. This herb also contains iron and iron. Vitamin C is an important factor when it comes to iron absorption. This aids in fighting anemia and fatigue!

This is just a few of the amazing things Nettle Leaf has to offer! Not only is it a perfect aid to staying healthy on the inside, it’s awesome for looking healthy on the outside as well!

Now that we have some knowledge of what nettle leaf can help you out with, let’s move on to the recipe!

Nettle Leaf Bath Bomb Recipe: Two Key Ingredients

In this bath bomb we have used two of your standard bath bomb ingredients, Citric Acid and Baking Soda! Citric Acid (when combined with baking soda) is what gives your bath bombs their fizz! It naturally occurs in citrus fruits and acts as a preservative. Also, citric acid is used in a multitude of products and industries. From foods to medicinal to bath and body products, it is a very convenient ingredient to have on hand. The other ingredient is Baking Soda, or Sodium Bicarbonate. This is a gentle, natural alkaline that is used in cosmetic formulations and cleaning formulas to lift dirt, and remove oils. It can be used in anything from a dish washing detergent to using as a rinse to help get your hair soft and shiny!

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Avocado OilNettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Avocado Oil

Avocado Oil is a wonderful, moisturizing ingredient that is helpful for those with sensitive skin! It also is one of the few oils that has a high percentage of unsaponifiables (the portions of the oil that do not react with the lye to form soap). It is also full of vitamins such as A, D and E.

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Kaolin Clay PowderNettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Kaolin Clay Powder

Kaolin Clay, also called China Clay, is a white clay that is perfect for sensitive skin types.  This clay is commonly used to make mineral makeup such as foundation, eye shadow, and blush.  Also, Kaolin clay is used in formulations as a thickener and is added to bath bombs to harden them.  Like most clays, kaolin clay helps cleanse the skin and remove toxins.

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Dragons Blood Fragrance OilNettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Dragons Blood Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden smells just like the essential oil. Dragon’s blood truly has a smell all its own. A deep, rich earthy smell of spicy and sweet that has a true incense fragrance to it. This fragrance oil is a best seller here at Nature’s Garden.

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Ingredients That You Can Get At Nature’s Garden

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment You will Need

  • Witch Hazel (in spray bottle)
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Scale

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts

  • 300 grams Citric Acid
  • 600 grams Baking Soda
  • 10 grams Kaolin Clay Powder
  • 18 grams Avocado Oil
  • 18 grams Dragons Blood Fragrance Oil
  • 5 grams Nettle Leaf C/S
  • 5 grams Nettle Leaf Powder

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Before You Get Started

Before you get creating, a few important steps should be taken. First, clean and sanitize your work area. Also, give your equipment and packing materials a good scrubbing. For sanitary reasons, we suggest using a hair net, gloves and protective clothing when preparing this or any other recipe. Have a spray bottle of witch hazel ready to go along with all the ingredients needed withing easy reach. These steps help the process of making your bath bombs run smoothly without unnecessary interruptions. Once you have prepped yourself and your work area, you are ready to go!

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Prepping the Dry IngredientsNettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Prepping the Dry Ingredients

First you will begin preparing the dry ingredients. Take your first mixing bowl and place it on your scale. Tare out the weight and add in 300 grams of Citric Acid, 600 grams of Baking Soda and 10 grams of Kaolin Clay Powder.

 

 

 

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Mixing It UpNettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Mixing It Up

Then, with gloved hands, you can mix these ingredients together, breaking up any clumps as you go. You can set this bowl aside for the moment.

 

 

 

 

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Prepping the Wet IngredientsNettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Prepping the Wet Ingredients

Now you will move onto the wet ingredients. In the second mixing bowl, weigh out 18 grams of Avocado Oil, 18 grams of Dragons Blood Fragrance Oil. You can stir these ingredients together to combine the two.

 

 

 

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Combining the Wet and Dry Ingredients

Next, you will combine the wet and dry ingredients together. Mix in the wet to the dry and using your gloved hands, thoroughly combine these ingredients together. Make sure that the oils are evenly dispersed throughout the mixture.

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Separating the Dough

The next step is to separate the bath bomb dough. Divide your dough in half. Place one half in a clean bowl and the other half can stay in the mixing bowl you combined the ingredients in.

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding the Nettle Leaf

Now that you have the dough separated you will be adding the nettle leaf. To the first bowl, weigh and add 5 grams of the cut and sifted nettle leaf.

 

 

 

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding the Nettle Leaf

 

 

Next, we will prepare the mixture that will be used for the second half of the mixture. So, to the next bowl, add 5 grams of the powdered nettle leaf.

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Using the Witch Hazel

Now we will be mixing in the witch hazel. So to the first bowl, lightly mist the bath bomb mixture, mixing the ingredients with your hands. Continue to spritz the mixture with the witch hazel until you have a nice crumbly dough-like consistency throughout the bath bomb dough. Once you have completed the first bowl, you can move onto the second bowl. Combine and spritz the mixture with the witch hazel as you did before. When the second bowl is of the same crumbly, dough you can stop mixing.

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Creating the Bath BombNettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Creating the Bath Bomb

With both of our mixtures combined and at the right consistency, you will now be using the bath bomb molds. To the first half of the mold, pack in the mixture containing the nettle leaf powder. Make sure you have it packed in tightly and firmly.

 

 

 

To the other half of the mold, add in the mixture containing the nettle leaf cut and sifted, making sure it, too, is packed in tightly.

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Putting the Two Halves TogetherNettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Putting the Two Halves Together

Now that both halves are filled, you will be putting them together to make the bomb. First, lightly mist each half of the bath bomb with the witch hazel. This will help ensure that the two halves bind together. Now you can put the halves together, pushing tightly to lock the mold into place. Continue this process until you have used up all the bath bomb dough. This recipe makes approximately six bath bombs.

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: Using the Bath Bomb

Before using your awesome new bath bomb, you will need to allow them to set up and harden. Once they have hardened and set up, you can allow them to stay in the mold, or you can remove them and package how you desire. When it is bath time, simply place the Nettle Bath Bomb under some warm bath water. Relax and enjoy the delights of bath time!

Nettle Bath Bomb Recipe: To Learn More

We hope you enjoyed this brand new recipe Nature’s Garden has created! We also hope you enjoyed learning a little bit about the benefits of the Nettle Leaf. It really is an amazing plant, and you may actually have some in your own backyard and not know it! If you would like to learn more about the Nettle Leaf, check out our Nettle Leaf Class on our website or follow this link to read up on how this amazing herb can benefit you!

Nature’s Garden sells all their herbs and powders for external uses only. They are not sold 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.

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Aug
23

Calendula Bath Bomb


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Calendula Bath BombCalendula Bath Bomb

We have a beautiful new bath bomb to show off to all our customers! Our Calendula Bath Bomb is an excellent way to give your skin the nourishment it needs and deserves! Just by having a relaxing soak in your tub, you can give your skin some much needed Vitamin C without drinking any Orange Juice! This bath bomb uses both Calendula flowers and Calendula flower powder. We have also incorporated Bentonite Clay Powder and Safflower Oil. We have also chosen our fresh and flowery Floral Bouquet fragrance oil.  Not only will we share the amazing benefits of using Calendula, but we also have a few other recipes that use calendula to help inspire you!

 

Calendula Bath Bomb: What is CalendulaCalendula Bath Bomb: What is Calendula

Calendula,  also known as Calendula officinalis, is a very well known therapeutic herb. Since it is native to Northern Mediterranean countries, it is used in many of their food dishes.  Calendula is an annual flower, which refers to the tendency it has to bloom accordingly with the calendar. Calendula is a modern Latin diminutive of the word calendae, which means “little clock” or “little calendar.”  It usually blooms along with the full moon or at least once a month. The more commonly known name, pot marigold or the nickname “Mary’s Gold”, refers to the Virgin Mary. These flowers are used in some Catholic ceremonies to honor her.

This herb has a great number of uses in many different industries, including cosmetics. Egyptians considered the herb to have rejuvenating powers. Also, in the Hindu world, the people adorned the statues of their gods in their temples with the flower.

Calendula Bath Bomb: Uses and Benefits of the CalendulaCalendula Bath Bomb: Uses and Benefits of the Calendula

So what are the uses of calendula? Well, there are a multitude of uses for this gorgeous, sunny yellow flower! It is used in food as a colorant for some foods, such as cheese or butter. Also, it is completely edible and makes a wonderful addition in salads, soups or even stews. This flower can also be made into a tea that is chock full of healthy benefits for your insides!

Medicinally, this flower has been used for centuries! As far back as the Civil War and even during  World War II, calendula flowers were used on battle fields to keep open wounds from hemorrhaging. It was used as an antiseptic to help clean wounds. Calendula is best known for it’s anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties. It’s use in salves and ointments help promote healing from burns, frostbite, diaper rash or cuts. Also, when made into a tea, calendula can help heal ulcers, relieve colitis, gastritis or even menstrual cramps.  A mouth wash made from this mighty flower can help with gingivitis, gum problems or can be gargled with to reileve sore throats.

In bath and body products, Calendula is even more amazing! When made into any type of lotion, soap, cream, oil or even an astringent, your skin will look healthy and feel healthy. As we talked about before, topically, this herb is amazing in healing many kinds of skin issues. From acne, to eczema to cuts and burns, Calendula can heal it all.

Calendula Bath Bomb: Some of the other Ingredients

We also have a few important ingredients in this recipe that are also beneficial to the skin. The first two are the base of any bath bomb recipe: citric acid and baking soda. Combined, these two will give your bath bomb its fizz. Seperately, they are very gentle cleansing agents. Baking Soda has been around since ancient times. It can be found dissolved in many mineral springs and is a component (the natural form is called nahcolite) of the mineral natron. Ancient Egyptians used natron as a soap.

Calendula Bath Bomb: Bentonite Clay PowderCalendula Bath Bomb: Bentonite Clay Powder

Our next ingredient is Bentonite Clay Powder. This is a very popular ingredient in creating bath and body products. Bentonite clay is used in face mask formulations to help clean impurities from the skin. In soap making, it can be added to cold process soap during trace to help oily skin. It can help thicken lotions and aid in emulsifying the ingredients. Also, adding bentonite clay to bath bomb recipes helps to make your bath bombs harder.

Calendula Bath Bomb: Safflower OilCalendula Bath Bomb: Safflower Oil

Safflower Oil is not just for cooking your heart healthy food dishes. This oil is a wonderful addition to any type of bath and body product. This oil has a high linoleic acid that is important for boosting the appearance of your skin. It can help with new skin cell regeneration and help clear up scars and blemishes.

 

 

Calendula Bath Bomb: Floral Bouquet Fragrance OilCalendula Bath Bomb: Floral Bouquet Fragrance Oil

The fragrance oil we chose for this bath bomb is our Floral Bouquet. This fragrance oil has a definite Floral Shoppe scent to it. Close your eyes and you can picture vases of roses, tulips, carnations surrounding you!

So you see, this bath bomb is just the thing to help give you a relaxing soak in the bathtub! There’s some amazing action going on in this happy little bath bomb!

 

Calendula Bath Bomb: Ingredients you can get at Nature’s Garden

Calendula Bath Bomb: Other Ingredients and Equipment Needed

  • Witch Hazel (in spray bottle)
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Scale

Calendula Bath Bomb: Total Recipe Amounts

  • 300 grams Citric Acid
  • 600 grams Baking Soda
  • 10 grams Bentonite Clay Powder
  • 18 grams Safflower Oil
  • 18 grams Floral Bouquet Fragrance Oil
  • 5 grams Whole Calendula Flowers
  • 5 grams Calendula Powder

Calendula Bath Bomb: Before You Get Started

Before you get started on your recipe, it’s always important to take a few steps to help your creating go along smoothly. Clean and sanitize your work area. Also, give your equipment and packing materials a cleaning and sanitizing. We suggest wearing an apron, gloves and other protective clothing when preparing your recipe. One last step, fill your bullet bottle with witch hazel and place a sprayer on top. We will be using this when we start to form the bath bombs.

Calendula Bath Bomb: Prepping the Dry IngredientsCalendula Bath Bomb: Prepping the Dry Ingredients

Our first step will be mixing the dry ingredients. So in your first bowl, after placing it on the scale and taring out the weight, you will weigh the dry ingredients. To the bowl add 300 grams of Citric Acid, 600 grams of Baking Soda and 10 grams of Bentonite Clay Powder.

 

 

Calendula Bath Bomb: Mixing the Dry IngredientsCalendula Bath Bomb: Mixing the Dry Ingredients

Now, with gloved hands you will mix the dry ingredients together, breaking up any clumps that you come across. This bowl will be set aside as we move on to our wet ingredients.

 

 

 

Calendula Bath Bomb: Prepping the Wet Ingredients

Our second step will be the wet ingredients. To a second bowl, after placing it on the scale and taring out the weight, you will weigh in the wet ingredients.  So to the bowl add in 18 grams of Safflower Oil and 18 grams of Floral Bouquet fragrance oil.

Calendula Bath Bomb: Mixing the Wet Ingredients

Now that your wet ingredients are together, give these a nice stir making sure that the oils are combined well.

Calendula Bath Bomb: Adding the Wet IngredientsCalendula Bath Bomb: Adding the Wet Ingredients

Next, you will be adding the wet ingredients to the dry. Once the oils are all added into the powders, used your gloved hands to thoroughly mix the bath bomb ingredients together. Continue mixing until you are confident that you have everything completely and evenly mixed.

Calendula Bath Bomb: Dividing the Mixture

You will now need two mixing bowls. You will need to divide you bath bomb mixture into two equal parts. Place each half in an empty bowl.

Calendula Bath Bomb: Adding the Calendula Flowers and PowdersCalendula Bath Bomb: Adding the Calendula Flowers and Powders

Now that our bath bomb mixture is evenly seperated, place the first bowl on the scale and tare out the weight. Weigh in 5 grams of calendula powder.  Remove this bowl, set it aside and place the second bowl on the scale. Tare out the weigh and add in 5 grams of the whole calendula flowers. You can remove this from the scale also.

 

 

Calendula Bath Bomb: Using the Witch HazelCalendula Bath Bomb: Using the Witch Hazel

Now that we have everything add in we will be using the witch hazel to help create and form the bath bomb mixture into a dough. Starting with your first bowl, begin spraying the mixture with the witch hazel and using your hands, mix the ingredients together, misting as you go. You should have a crumbly, dough like texture when you are done. Next, you will do the same to the second bowl, misting with the witch hazel and combining the ingredients until you have reached the crumbly dough stage. You are now ready to move on to creating the bath bombs.

Calendula Bath Bomb: Before Making the Bath Bombs

Before you start adding the dough to the bath bomb mold, take a small amount of whole calendula flowers and place them in the bottom of each one half of the molds you will be using. This will add a pretty touch of interest to your finished bath bomb.

Calendula Bath Bomb: Filling the First Half of the  Bath Bomb Molds

Now you can move on to creating the bath bomb. These bath bombs will be layered. So, add a small amount of the mixture that contains the calendula powder. Then, add a layer that contains the whole calendula flowers. You will repeat this process filling one half of each mold.

Calendula Bath Bomb: Filling the Second Half of the Mold

For the second half, it will not have the extra calendula flowers added in. It will simply be the dough mixture. So continuing the layering process and fill the second half until it is completely full, just as you did with the first half of the mold.

Calendula Bath Bomb: Fitting the Two Halves Together

The last step will be fitting the two halves of the mold together, to form the bomb. Take both halves of the bath bomb. Next, mist each half lightly with witch hazel. This will help the bath bomb adhere together. Now, press the two halves together until the mold is closed. Continue filling and layering the remaining bath bomb molds and pressing them together. This recipe will give you 6 bath bombs.

Calendula Bath Bomb: Letting the Bath Bombs Set UpCalendula Bath Bomb: Letting the Bath Bombs Set Up

When you have completed all the bath bombs, you will allow them to set up and harden. This can take anywhere form 24 to 48 hours. It will all depend end on the humidity of your environment. We do suggest that creating your bath bombs is best done in a cool, dry area. Also, keep them in the same cool, dry area while they set up. Creating your recipe in an area that is humid will make the bath bombs difficult to form and set up.

Once your bombs have hardened, you may leave them in the mold, which makes packaging for selling or giving away, easy and fast. However, you may remove them from the mold and package them however you choose.  When your ready to use your Calendula Bath Bomb, simply place it in a nice, warm bath and relax!

Calendula Bath Bomb: That’s All For Now

We hope you enjoyed this fun new bath bomb recipe! We also hope you enjoyed learning about how amazing this pretty yellow flower can benefit you in your every day life! It’s an incredibly versatile product to have around. If you enjoyed this recipe, we have a few more recipes that we have incorporated Caldendula in. We have two wonderful cold process soap recipes, Calendula Sunshine Cold Process or our Calendula Swirl Soap. Also, we have a Calendula Bath Melt recipe that will give you some amazingly soft, moisturized skin! Would you like some more detailed information on the Calendula? Follow this link to learn some more amazing benefits!

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