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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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Apr
03

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day


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15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day 15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day will be here before you know it! What better way to celebrate mom and all the things she does for you than creating something that smells amazing! Bath bombs, lotions, bubble bars or even candles! Nature’s Garden has put together a list of 15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day to help inspire you to treat mom with a gift that she can use and will love!

Did you know? The campaign to create a day dedicated to all mothers started in 1905, when peace activist, Ann Jarvis held a memorial for her mother. Ann wanted to create a day, not only in honor of her mother, but for all mothers stating that mom was “the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world.” In 1914, Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation for Mother’s Day to become an official holiday to be celebrated on the second Sunday in May.

So enjoy browsing through our 15 fragrance oils for Mother’s Day! We hope you find something that you can create for Mom or even to add to your line of products for those that are not so crafty yet still would like something special and unique!

 

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Beautiful Babe Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day: Beautiful Babe Fragrance Oil

Up first is our fragrance oil, Beautiful Babe. This is a lovely fragrance that is a delicate blend of white and red roses, heady jasmine, spicy carnations blended with juicy melon and ripe plums. Any Mom that loves Estee Lauder’s Beautiful perfume, will enjoy Nature’s Garden Beautiful Babe.

When we tested this fragrance oil, Beautiful Babe worked well in all bath and body products. While there was some acceleration, there was no ricing and the scent retention was strong after its cure. There was some discoloration to a slight tan, this can simply be avoided with our Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Beautiful Babe Fragrance OilSolid lotion bars are a new way for you to keep your skin soft and moisturized and not worry about them leaving a mess like you would regular lotion bottles. With absolutely no mess to worry about these guys are a practical, yet thoughtful gift to give especially if you create them with her favorite scent!

 

 

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Che Bella Donna Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day: Che Bella Donna Fragrance Oil

Che Bella Donna is the essence of opulence and femininity, personified through sparkling citrus notes and mingling with romantic floral notes of heady tuberose, lily and sassy carnation.  This fragrance is very similar to Paris by Yves Saint Laurent.

Che Bella Donna tested positively in our cold process soap. There was no acceleration, ricing, separating or discoloring. The scent retention stayed amazing after its cure. It also did very well in all bath and body products! When we tested in all candle waxes we had very strong scent throw, hot and cold.

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Che Bella Donna Fragrance OilEVERYBODY loves bath bombs! They are the all-time rage in the bath and body world. Doesn’t mom deserve a nice, relaxing soak in a hot bath? Create these Pink Salt Bath Bombs scented with Che Bella Donna and made with Himalayan Pink Salt and Bentonite Clay, she can have a detoxifying soak in the tub!

 

 

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Daisy Type Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day: Daisy Type Fragrance Oil

Natures Garden’s Daisy Type Fragrance Oil is very similar to the popular Daisy fragrance created by Marc Jacobs.  Our rendition begins with top notes of tangy lemon and jasmine; followed by middle notes of muguet lily, rose petals, African violet, and daylily;  sitting on base notes of cedarwood, patchouli, and musk. A lovely, light fragrance for mom!

Daisy fragrance oil did awesome in our cold process soap testing!  There was absolutely no ricing, separation, accelerating or discoloring. The scent retention was strong and stayed true after its cure! This fragrance did well in all of our bath and body products that we tested in. Daisy worked well in candle testing too.

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Daisy Type Fragrance OilIf mom likes Daisy Type or even the original by Marc Jacobs, then make her some Whipped Cupcake Soap! This soap is crazy easy to create with our Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour soap base and our Whipped Soap Base! You’ll have a fun gift to give mom on Mother’s Day in no time!

 

 

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day : Glitter Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day: Glitter Fragrance Oil

Glitter fragrance oil is a feminine, yet confident and alluring aroma combining sheer floral notes of iris, jasmine, water lily, orchid, and white rose. It has a clean, fresh fragrance that is perfect for spring or summer.

Glitter is a cold process soaper’s dream! There was no ricing, acceleration, separation or discoloring. The scent retention stayed true throughout its cure. Glitter did well in all bath and body products, too. The scent throw was perfect when tested in all candle waxes.

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day : Glitter Fragrance OilWe all love good smells when we walk into a room. Moms especially! So how about creating her some Shimmer Gel Potpourri that she can use in her oil burner? Simple ingredients of Soy Wax, some Rice Bran Oil and a bit of 24K Gold Mica for the shimmer are all that you need for this recipe. We chose Glitter Fragrance Oil for this, but you can always use mom’s favorite in this creation!

 

 

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Happy & Free Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day: Happy & Free Fragrance Oil

This refreshing,  feminine scent possesses a blend of floral jasmine, lily of the valley, carnation. Compare Natures Garden’s Happy & Free fragrance oil to the popular Happy fragrance by Clinique.

Happy & Free fragrance oil worked beautifully in testing with cold process soap. There was no ricing, separation, acceleration and no discoloring. It also worked perfectly in all bath and body products along with all types of candles waxes as well.

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Happy & Free Fragrance OilI always say, you can never have too many bath bomb recipes. Once you have the basic ingredients of Baking Soda and Citric Acid then the possibilities are endless! Create some of these Mother’s Day Bath Bombs with Calendula Flowers for a sweet touch and mom can have herself a relaxing bath any time she wants.

 

 

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Lavender Luxury Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day: Lavender Luxury Fragrance Oil

If you have a mom that loves lavender, then this is a perfect fragrance for her. Natures Garden’s Lavender Luxury fragrance begins with top notes of Italian bergamot, eucalyptus leaves, citrus zest, and French lavender; followed by middle notes of lily of the valley, and clary sage and sitting on base notes of Nordic pine, cool camphor, and clove buds. This fragrance is very unique and lovely, just like mom!

Lavender Luxury behaved perfectly in cold process soap testing. The scent retention stayed strong and true throughout. There was no acceleration, discoloring, ricing or seizing. It is a perfect fragrance for all bath and body products as well! Scent throw was beautiful in all candle waxes.

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Lavender Luxury Fragrance OilLooking for a nice Mother’s Day cold process soap recipe? This Lavender Luxury Cold Process soap is perfect! This recipe created with shea butter, coconut and olive oil is the perfect skin nourishing soap mom needs! Sprinkle the top with a mixture of lavender flowers and rose petals to add a feminine touch to this lovely lavender scented soap!

 

 

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: NG Viva La Juicee Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day: NG Viva La Juicee Fragrance Oil

NG Viva La Juicee is a Nature’s Garden best seller. This fragrance oil is a  tantalizing mix of wild berry and mandarin wrapped in the floralcy of summer gardenia, pink jasmine and bright honeysuckle enhanced by vanilla praline, soft woods and amber. Young, fresh and vibrant is how I like to think of this. If you or mom like Juicy Couture’s Viva La Juicy than this is a definite must try!

When we tested NG Viva La Juicee in cold process soap it did amazing! No ricing, separation, discoloring or acceleration. The scent retention was strong through the cure and stayed strong long after. This fragrance is perfect for anybody that loves the original. It worked well in all bath and body products and in candles also.

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: NG Viva La Juicee Fragrance OilDo you know any redheads in your life? Is mom a red head? How about making her this homemade hair conditioner for redheads? Made with natural ingredients of Hibiscus Flowers and Rose Hips, these herbs will enhance and brighten anybody’s hair that has tones of red to a full blown red.

 

 

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Pink Sugar Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day: Pink Sugar Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil from Natures Garden is a fruity blend of cotton candy, lemon drops, caramel and raspberry jam on a dry down of musks. Not only is this one of my favorite fragrances, but it is also a best seller! Pink Sugar is a spot on duplication of Aqualina’s Pink Sugar.

Pink Sugar worked awesome in our cold process testing. Not only was there zero ricing and acceleration, there was no separation either. The scent retention stayed strong even long after its cure time! It was perfect for all bath and body products and worked wonderfully in all waxes.

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Pink Sugar Fragrance OilSalt Scrubs are also becoming a popular trend in the bath and body world! Salt is a wonderful exfoliate as well as nourishing source or iron for the body. Give mom this Himalayan Pink Salt Scrub made with Himalayan Pink Salt, Vitamin E and some Sweet Almond Oil to help slough off those dead skin cells so her skin can shine with health and radiance!

 

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Puakenikeni Hawaiian Flower Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day: Puakenikeni Hawaiian Flower Fragrance Oil

Puakenikeni is one of Nature’s Garden most popular fragrances for spring and summer time. Puakenikeni is a Hawaiian flower that is typically used in leis.  This fragrance oil is a delicate, yet exotic heady blend of velvety island florals and lush greens which invoke feelings of intrigue, sensuality and femininity. Very pretty and freshly floral!

Puakenikeni Hawaiian Flower worked perfectly when we tested it in cold process soap. No acceleration, ricing, separating. There was no discoloring either. Puakenikeni Hawaiian Flower is perfect for bath and body products and in candles as well.

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Puakenikeni Hawaiian Flower Fragrance OilIf mom loves candles, consider this Mother’s Day Candle! This recipe is simple and creative to make and she will be surprised by your ingenuity! Since this candle is scented with Puakenikeni, we created a flower to resemble the popular Hawaiian one. We used beeswax for this step and the base of the candle is all Joy Wax. A wonderfully, easy wax to work with!

 

 

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Sunflower Type Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day: Sunflower Type Fragrance Oil

Sunflower Type Fragrance Oil is a duplication of Elizabeth Arden’s Sunflowers. This fragrance is beautifully light and feminine: a hint of fruit with floral undertones. Our customers’ reviews are off the charts with their praise on the how the scent is just like the original and the wonderful way it worked in their cold process soap and candle waxes.

When we tested our Sunflower Type in cold process soap, we found it behaved beautifully! No ricing, acceleration, separating or discoloring.  The scent stayed strong throughout the cure time. Sunflower Type did very well in all bath and body products and in all candle waxes too.

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Sunflower Type Fragrance OilWouldn’t mom love some potted sunflowers? Present her with this Potted Sunflower Soap and she will be doubly impressed! Not only have you given her flowers, but these are flowers she can use! Simple to make with our Goat’s Milk and our SLS Free melt and pour soap bases, scented with Sunflower fragrance oil.  You can whip up a dozen of these flowers to give to all the women in your life!

 

 

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Lavender Apple Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day: Lavender Apple Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil is a lovely fresh scent of lavender, apples, plums, raspberries, followed by crisp green floral tones of lilac, and eucalyptus. Lavender Apple is a duplication of Mrs. Meyer’s Lavender Apple natural cleaning product.

This fragrance oil did wonderfully in our cold process soap testing! With no ricing, separation, accelerating or discoloring it is a perfect fragrance to work with! The fragrance stayed strong through its cure time leaving the air scented with a strong herbal aroma! Lavender Apple also did well in all bath and body products and in candle waxes.

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Lavender Apple Fragrance OilNot only are salt scrubs popular, but sugar scrubs are hot on their tale! Our Lavender Apple Sugar Scrub is perfect for mom! This scrub is made with, of course, sugar, a wonderful exfoliate that is cheap and easy to find! We added other skin nourishing ingredients of mango and cocoa butter, vitamin E and jojoba oil to help moisturize the skin! This sugar scrub also has lavender buds and is naturally colored with beet root powder! How about that?

 

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Tranquil Oasis15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day: Tranquil Oasis

Tranquil Oasis sounds like the perfect get-away for mom. If that kind of gift isn’t in your budget, how about the fragrance oil instead. This scent is fresh and clean with spa-like notes of satsuma, cool citrus and verbena.

This fragrance oil did well when we tested in cold process soap. There was no ricing, separating or discoloring. It did have some acceleration, so we suggest soaping at room temperature to help avoid this possibility. Tranquil Oasis also had a nice, strong scent retention during and after its cure time. This fragrance did very well in bath and body products and in all of our candle waxes that we tested with.

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Tranquil OasisAny time mom can have a quiet, relaxing bath is a gift in itself! However, make her these Tranquility Bath Melts and you can increase her happiness level instantly! These bath melts are made with Shea Butter, beeswax and Sweet Almond Oil! Perfect for moisturizing dried skin! We added Chamomile Flowers that will add a calming scent to the bath and help mom unwind after a hard day!

 

 

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Strike A Pose Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day: Strike A Pose Fragrance Oil

If you have a woman in your life that likes things on the “expensive side” than Strike A Pose is perfect for her. This fragrance oil has deep, rich tones of cinnamon, jasmine, musky patchouli and lily. Strike A Pose is a duplication of Tyler’s High Maintenance.

When we tested this fragrance in cold process soap we found it very easy to work with. No acceleration, separation or ricing. It did discolor to a light tan so plan your colors accordingly. You can also use our Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help control the discoloring.

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Strike A Pose Fragrance OilDad probably is always yelling that mom is using up his shaving cream! Then make up a batch of this Whipped Rose Clay Shaving Soap for mom and tell dad it will all be okay now! This soap is made with our Whipped Soap base, a touch of Shea Butter and Rose Clay Powder which is a natural exfoliate. Mom’s legs will be left soft, smooth and moisturized! In fact, Dad may end up sneaking some for himself!

 

 

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Lemon Lavender Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day: Lemon Lavender Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil is a perfect balance of bright citrus tones of lemon and orange with lavender and green to round it out. Lemon Lavender is a beautiful scent for spring and for moms that like a fresh, clean scent without being overly strong in perfume.

Lemon Lavender did wonderfully in our cold process soap testing. Since there was no accelerating, ricing or separating, you definitely have time to play with swirls, colors and designs. The scent retention had staying power throughout its cure. This fragrance also did well in bath and body products and in all of our candle wax testing.

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Lemon Lavender Fragrance OilMom can never have too many options to add to a nice hot bath at the end of long, hard day! These Lemon Lavender Bath Melts are perfect addition to add to a bath and body gift basket! These bath melts have skin loving ingredients like shea, mango, and cocoa butter! Her skin is going to feel soft and smell lovely after a nice long soak!

 

 

sweet scent15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day: Yeah For Yummy Fragrance Oil

Last, but never least is Nature’s Garden Yeah For Yummy. This fragrance oil is a duplication of Lush’s Yummy Yummy Yummy. A definite yummy-licious scent of strawberries, oranges, lemons and raspberries followed by a floral undertone of soft woods.

Yeah For Yummy did amazing in our cold process soap testing. With no accelerating, separating or ricing there is definite room for play with this fragrance. There was no discoloring either! That makes it perfect in my book!

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Yeah For Yummy Fragrance OilHere’s a quick and easy Foaming Sugar Scrub that’s perfect for mom! Made with our Whipped Soap Base, sugar and scented with our Yeah for Yummy fragrance oil, you have something mom is going to be asking you to make for her all the time! She will have soft, smooth skin using this scrub every day!

 

 

There you go! 15 Fragrances for Mother’s Day! We hope you enjoyed reading about these fragrances and recipes that are not only our best selling fragrances, but we think Mom would like them too. If you ever feel like showing off your creations that may include these recipes or any recipes that have incorporated Nature’s Garden products give us a shout! Simply click on the Show & Tell page or follow the link, upload a photo and a description of what you made and which products were used. Once we have reviewed it we will post it and show you off to all our customers! You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents) and on Instagram (@ngscents)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct
07

Calendula


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Hello everybody! Are you getting ready for Halloween? Have your own little ghosts and goblins chosen their costumes yet? I can’t believe Halloween is only weeks away! Well, for all you crafters out there, are you looking for a good natural herb to include in your soaps or bath melts? Have you tried calendula? Calendula is a great herb that is more commonly known as the marigold flower. It can be used in many different industries such as cosmetics and soaping. So get ready, calendula is pretty awesome and would be a great addition to future projects!

Calendula is a very well known therapeutic herb. The word is a modern Latin diminutive of calendae which means “little calendar” or “little clock.” The flower goes along with its name because it usually blooms every month or every full moon. Another name for it is “Mary’s Gold,” referring to the Virgin Mary. Some Catholic ceremonies use the flower as a way to honor her. The flower is typically bright yellow, orange or gold. In existence, there are over 100 varieties of calendula. Egyptians considered it to have rejuvenating powers. It possesses anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties and is a big help with keeping skin smooth and healthy. Calendula is used in many industries such as bath and body products. It is great for people who suffer from varicose veins. After applying calendula to the affected areas for a few weeks, the veins have been known to shrink down. It also helps with dermatitis and acne problems. It also helps to heal minor cuts and bruising as well as some bug bites and stings and even burns. Here’s a cool use, if you use calendula as a hair product, it helps to improve your hair’s shine and makes it softer. It also will bring out blonde or brunette highlights!

This herb is a great ingredient for cold process soap. In fact, we have a recipe here at Nature’s Garden for Calendula Sunshine Cold Process Soap. Not only can it be used in soaps, calendula can also be used a decorative element for soaps. We also have a great recipe for Calendula Bath Melts. We also sell Calendula Flowers Powder and even whole Calendula Flowers. On our homepage, if you just type Calendula into our search bar it will take you right to a page titled “Search Results for Calendula.” All of our recipes and products with calendula are right there available for purchase. Did you know that in the 18th and 19th centuries calendula was used to color cheese? Neither did I! Neat though, right? However, here at Nature’s Garden we only sell calendula for external purposes only, not for food. And please do not take my blog as medical advice! Always make sure to ask your doctor before using anything as a substitute for medical treatment!

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Have I convinced you that calendula is just pure awesome! There are so many different uses for it, even in food! Did you know that marigold leaves are completely edible? Some people use them on a salad as garnish to spruce up the color! It was even once used as a dye for fabrics! Now come on, this product is purely awesome, make sure to add it to your future projects and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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