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Feb
17

15 Bubble Bar Recipes


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15 Bubble Bar Recipes15 Bubble Bar Recipes

A bubble bar is a solid form of liquid bubble bath. Bubble bars are usually crumbled apart and ran under bath water to create bubbles in your bathtub. There are three different types of surfactants that you can use in bubble bars that makes them bubble and lather. The three surfactants are SLSA, SCI, and SLS. Also, each bubble bar contains it’s own unique fragrance oil. You can make any type of design that you want for a bubble bar, and can really express your creativity. Below, we talk about 15 bubble bar recipes that you can make yourself that anyone can enjoy.

 

15 Bubble Bar Recipes - Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bar Recipe15 Bubble Bar Recipes – Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bar Recipe

These herbal bubble bars are an amazing recipe you can make to use in the bathtub. Our Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bar Recipe uses Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI) which is used for making the bubbly lather. SCI is also a wonderful skin moisturizer too! When the fragrance of this bubble bar hits your nose, it makes for a wonderful cooling sensation. This bubble bar is literally made just like a cake roll, you want to roll up the layers into a loaf of dough. Then, you want to slice your loaf just as you would a pumpkin roll to show the cool swirl that is inside of this bubble bar. After slicing your bubble bar, they are good to use in your bathtub by crumbling them under the water, and watch them bubble.

 

15 Bubble Bar Recipes - Blackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bar Recipe15 Bubble Bar Recipes – Blackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bar Recipe

Are you a fan of bling? This Blackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bar Recipe will definitely shine in your bathtub. This recipe uses a unique ingredient, Diamond Dust Pigment from Natures Garden, to create the shine that you see on the bubble bar. On top of a nice shiny bling, is an amazing Blackberry Bling Bling Fragrance Oil that will entice your senses. This fragrance oil uses notes of blackberry, strawberry, raspberry, blood orange, and etc. Many of these fruity notes are wonderful for giving you a refreshing feeling after using the bathtub. This bubble bar and all of its ingredient are safe to use in the bathtub and will leave a cool, deep purple in your bath water.

 

15 Bubble Bar Recipes - Bubble Bar Scoops Recipe15 Bubble Bar Recipes – Bubble Bar Scoops Recipe

Here is a fun bubble recipe that you can make that is simple to create and create. Our Bubble Bar Scoops Recipe is easy to crumble and use in the bath. This bubble bar uses NG Can Can Type Fragrance Oil to create the floral aroma that you smell. This fragrance oil uses notes of jasmine, violet, and lily to create a floral bouquet. This recipe makes about 15 bubble bar scoops when you are done, and you can keep them in all the bathrooms of your house.

 

15 Bubble Bar Recipes - Dreama Bubble Bar Recipe15 Bubble Bar Recipes – Dreama Bubble Bar Recipe

The Dreama Bubble Bar Recipe reminds you of spring as it resembles that of a white spring flower. On top of the bubble bar looking like a flower, it uses Dreama Fragrance Oil which consists of different floral notes. Some of the floral notes in the fragrance oil include: lily, ylang ylang, and jasmine. There are also a bunch of skin moisturizing butters used in this bubble bar recipe including Shea Butter and Mango Butter. When considering this recipe, note that even though this recipe may seem more complicated to make, it’s also more beneficial to use. To make the petals on this bubble bar, you take a small oval of bubble bar dough and slightly mold it into a petal shape.

 

15 Bubble Bar Recipes - Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe15 Bubble Bar Recipes – Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe

If you enjoy all of the different dark accented colors in the galaxy, then this fun bubble bar will make your bathtub look like the galaxy. The colors used in our Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe are neon pink, neon blue, and ultraviolet violet. To add these colors to the bubble bar, we use FUN Soap Colorant. To add a little extra flair to these bubble bars, we then added Diamond Mica Powder to resemble the twinkling stars in the sky. This bubble bar uses Grape Happy Camper Candy Fragrance Oil which gives you a nice strong, sweet grape scent. You will enjoy the aroma that this bubble bar will add to your bathwater.

 

15 Bubble Bar Recipes - Mandarin and Mango Bubble Bar Recipe15 Bubble Bar Recipes – Mandarin and Mango Bubble Bar Recipe

Our Mandarin and Mango Bubble Bar Recipe uses a lot of vibrant colors. This bubble bar uses tropical scents that are present in our Mango & Mandarins Fragrance Oil. This bubble bar is easy to make, as you make two distinct colorful layers, and roll them up layered into each other. After you roll them up, you cut the loaf as you would a loaf of bread. As opposed to SCI or SLSA, this bubble bar recipe uses SLS. SLS is an inexpensive foaming agent that is great to use in personal care products for creating bubbles and lather. However, if you prefer you could use SLSA instead. This fruity bubble bar is great to use in the bathtub, and anyone would enjoy the fruity arrangement.

 

15 Bubble Bar Recipes - Neapolitan Ice Cream Bubble Bar Recipe15 Bubble Bar Recipes – Neapolitan Ice Cream Bubble Bar Recipe

Here’s a great bubble bar to have for the summertime, as this Neapolitan Ice Cream Bubble Bar Recipe looks just like a scoop of ice cream. An amazing feature about this bubble bar is that you don’t only have to use it in the summer, it’s wonderful to use all year round. This bubble bar shows off different colors resembling that of strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla ice cream. Each section of the bubble bar also has their respective scent. For example, the strawberry section that uses Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant uses Strawberry Patch Type Fragrance Oil for scenting this section of the bubble bar. After you create this bubble bar, enjoy the array of scents that you can smell in your bathtub.

 

15 Bubble Bar Recipes - Orange Juice Cake Bubble Bar15 Bubble Bar Recipes – Orange Juice Cake Bubble Bar

Orange juice cake is an amazing tasting cake that is made with orange juice and topped with chopped pecans. Our Orange Juice Cake Bubble Bar captures the amazing, sweet aroma of the orange juice cake. The fragrance oil used in this bubble bar is Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil is made up of notes of buttery pound cake, orange zests, coconut, vanilla, and caramel. To use this bath bomb, you want to crumble it up in your hands and run it under the water. This bubble bar uses the cheaper SLS alternative to create the lathering bubbles, but works all the same as SCI. Try this amazing bubble bar out for yourself, and have enjoy relaxing in the bubbles.

 

15 Bubble Bar Recipes - Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe15 Bubble Bar Recipes – Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe

Some of the benefits included with soaking in Pink Himalayan Salt include balancing PH levels and reducing muscle cramping. The Pink Salt Bubble Bar Recipe is easy to make and contains many skin loving ingredients. Another beneficial ingredient used in this bubble bar is SCI, this ingredient will allow for the bubble bar to bubble up and lather. This bubble bar uses both Diamond Mica Dust Powder and 24K Gold Mica Dust Powder to create a nice shine to them. This bubble bar also uses Spring Rain Fragrance Oil to add a refreshing touch to your bubble bar. These bubble bars are also easy to crumble up and use in your bath water.

 

15 Bubble Bar Recipes - Pumpkin Bubble Bar Recipe15 Bubble Bar Recipes – Pumpkin Bubble Bar Recipe

Here is a fun Halloween themed Pumpkin Bubble Bar Recipe that anyone will enjoy creating. This bubble bar is a really cute idea as it incorporates the design of a Jack-O-Lantern and a cute “BOO!” message on the back. This bubble bar is colored using Red FUN Soap Colorant and Yellow FUN Soap Colorant to create the orange color of the pumpkin. This bubble bar uses Harvest Moon Fragrance Oil which incorporates scents of fresh herbs and fruits. The notes of this fragrance oil include: pear, blueberries, pineapple, juniper berry, eucalyptus, and many more. You can even use this bubble bar as a spooky decoration around your house when Halloween comes around.

 

15 Bubble Bar Recipes - Pumpkin Roll Bubble Bar Recipe15 Bubble Bar Recipes – Pumpkin Roll Bubble Bar Recipe

This Pumpkin Roll Bubble Bar Recipe resembles that of a pumpkin roll. This tasty looking bubble bar uses natural Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend Powder to add a natural scent and texture to the bubble bar. To obtain the color of the dough we mixed Orange FUN Soap Colorant, Brown FUN Soap Colorant, and Yellow FUN Soap Colorant. There are many skin benefiting ingredients used in this bubble bar including SCI which will both leaving your skin feeling smooth. You roll up the two layers of bubble bar dough just like a pumpkin roll and slice the roll after that. Then, you can crumble each slice under running water to get amazing bubbles.

 

15 Bubble Bar Recipes - Rainbow Bubble Bars Recipe15 Bubble Bar Recipes – Rainbow Bubble Bars Recipe

If you are into colors, then this bubble bar will be fun for you to want to make. With Spring right around the corner, it means that St.Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. This Rainbow Bubble Bars Recipe resembles the rainbow that you would have to follow to find the leprechaun’s pot of gold. Not only is it a fun looking bubble bar, it uses Safflower Oil to give the bubble bar the benefit of nourishing, moisturizing, and replenishing the skin. When used in the bath water, you will get many different colors floating all around your bath. These colors are appealing to children and anyone of all ages.

 

15 Bubble Bar Recipes - Sangria Sparkle Bubble Bar Recipe15 Bubble Bar Recipes – Sangria Sparkle Bubble Bar Recipe

Sangria is a fruity, Mexican that is a mix of wine and any type of fruity beverage of your choice. The Sangria Sparkle Bubble Bar Recipe captures the amazing fruity aroma of a freshly mixed sangria. Also, this bubble bar uses Diamond Dust Mica Powder to create a bubbly effect on the bubble bar to look like bubbly wine. The fragrance oil that is used in this bubble bar is Sangria Punch Fragrance Oil. This fruity fragrance oil uses notes of grape, orange, lemon, lime, apple, and many other different fruits. This bubble bar uses SLSA which can be used on any type of hair and skin.

 

15 Bubble Bar Recipes - Watermelon Bubble Bar Recipe15 Bubble Bar Recipes – Watermelon Bubble Bar Recipe

The Watermelon Bubble Bar Recipe has all the colors of a watermelon from the juicy, red center to the crisp, green shell. This bubble bar is interesting because it uses Whole Poppy Seeds to create the entire effect of the watermelon having seeds on the inside. On top of this watermelon bubble bar looking authentic, this bubble bar also smells like a delicious watermelon as well. This bubble bar recipe uses Sour Watermelon Candy Fragrance Oil to create a nice, tart candy scent.

Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe15 Bubble Bar Recipes – Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe

Everyone enjoys the fun spotted design on a giraffe. These spots are captured in the design of the Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe and is fun to use for all ages. To create these colors we used: Red Oxide FUN Soap Colorant, Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant, Orange Oxide FUN Soap Colorant, and Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant. On top of the amazing design this bubble bar brings, it also smells really fresh too. The fragrance oil that makes this possible is Nature’s Gardens’ Cucumber Fragrance Oil. This bubble bar also uses SCI which will give it many benefits for the skin including moisturizing it. We hope you have fun creating the spots on these awesome bubble bars and using them in the tub!

In regards to the giraffe bubble bar, there are a lot of different fun facts about giraffes that you might enjoy. This article called 30 Most Random Facts about Giraffes highlights some fun things about giraffes that you probably didn’t know. One fun fact is that giraffes don’t get that much sleep. On average, an adult giraffe sleeps around 10 minutes up to around 2 hours a day. Another fun fact is that no two giraffes have the same pattern and they are all unique. Let us know which fun fact really stands out to you!

Jan
29

25 DIY Bath Bomb Recipes


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25 DIY Bath Bomb Recipes25 DIY Bath Bomb Recipes

Have you always wanted to make your own bath bombs, but didn’t know what main ingredients go into them? There aren’t as many ingredients that create a fizzy, delightful bath bomb than you many think. The primary ingredients that mix together that create the fizzy effect that you see are Baking Soda and Citric Acid. After you add these two ingredients, you can add any body safe fragrance oil of your choice from Nature’s Gardens’ vast collection. If you want color to your bath bomb, you can also proceed to add drops of FUN Soap Colorant to your mixture as well. Listed below are 25 DIY bath bomb recipes that are different versions of this main concept.

 

Black Cherry Bath Bomb RecipeBlack Cherry Bath Bomb Recipe

The Black Cherry Bath Bomb Recipe is interesting in which it uses 100% natural beet root powder to get the red color that you see. The beet root powder even leaves traces of red specs on the bath bomb that can resemble that of bits of cherry. This bath bomb smells amazing when it’s fizzing in your bathtub. The strong Black Cherry Bomb Fragrance Oil that this bath bomb uses creates a full aroma in your bathroom when used. This bath bomb is also easy to assemble when you are putting it together as well.

 

Bubbling Bath Bomb RecipeBubbling Bath Bomb Recipe

If you are a fan of a bunch of bubbles in your bathtub, then the Bubbling Bath Bomb Recipe is just for you. This bath bomb is made into two distinct layers of bright orange and neon red. This bath bomb uses Papaya Guava Mango Fragrance Oil to create its scent. This fruity aroma smells great for also giving your bathroom a fresh smell when you get out of the tub. This recipe also uses 100% natural papaya leaf powder to give your bath bomb that soothing natural feel.

 

Camouflage Bath Bomb RecipeCamouflage Bath Bomb Recipe

Kids are always attracted to playing with little toy soldiers. The Camouflage  Bath Bomb Recipe brings that same excitement to the bathtub. This bath bomb uses your standard 4 shades of army green to create the same visual appeal in the bathtub. On top of the army colors, you also can hide a cute little army soldier in the bath bomb for your kids to be surprised with!

 

Chocolate Dipped Bath Fizzies RecipeChocolate Dipped Bath Fizzies Recipe

Here’s a fun Valentine’s gift idea for you to get your significant other. These Chocolate Dipped Bath Fizzies are supposed to resemble chocolate covered truffles sprinkled in heart sprinkles. These amazing bath fizzies use Chocolate Lovers Type Fragrance Oil which will provide that chocolaty aroma that your significant other will fall in love with. On top of that, these bath fizzies are perfect for Valentine’s Day. Try this simple bath fizzies recipe out for yourself and give your significant other a gift you know they’ll love.

 

Cotton Candy Bath Bomb RecipeCotton Candy Bath Bomb Recipe

When you go to the fair, nothing excites you more than the smell of sweets hovering in the air. One of my favorite sweets is cotton candy, and it tastes just as good as it smells. The Cotton Candy Bath Bomb Recipe not only smells just like cotton candy but gives off the same visual aesthetics as it too! This colorful candy affect is created by crumbling in blue and pink bath bomb dough into a mixture of white. Then, you mix these two colors together until you begin to see it evenly dispersed throughout the mixture. Doesn’t it just look fun?

 

Cow Pie Bath Bomb RecipeCow Pie Bath Bomb Recipe

When you think of a barn, you think of cows. That’s what this fun, down to earth Cow Pie Bath Bomb Recipe attempts to bring to your bathroom. This bath bomb is a fun way to incorporate the color of cows into your bathtub while you get clean. The brown spots on this bath bomb resemble that of spots on a cow. This bath bomb uses Hayride Fragrance Oil that uses sweet balsam combined with smooth vetiver and cedarwood to create a fresh experience. Your kid will also get a kick out of the colors too!

 

Fish Toy Bath Bomb RecipeFish Toy Bath Bomb Recipe

Where do fish belong? They belong in the water, as well as this crafty Fish Toy Bath Bomb Recipe that we created here at Nature’s Garden. This bath fizzy incorporates the deep blue color of water, with fun tropical color varieties to resemble little fish swimming in it. On top of the little fish, this bath bomb also contains a fun, small plastic fish that your kids can play with in the water as well. This bath bomb will also turn your water into an amazing, deep blue color. Give this product a try with your kids and see how much fun they will have.

 

Rose Petal Bath Bomb RecipeRose Petal Bath Bomb Recipe

There is nothing more romantic than the sight of red rose petals floating on top of your bath water. This romantic Rose Petal Bath Bomb Recipe also makes for a great Valentine’s Day gift idea as well. There is even a warm glow created in the bath bomb from adding 24k Gold Mica Dust and Diamond Dust Mica Dust. On top of the mica dust, there is also 100% natural rose hip powder added into this recipe too, so you can get all the relaxing benefits of using natural ingredients.

 

Coffee Bath Bomb RecipeFreshly Ground Coffee Bath Bomb Recipe

There’s something about the smell of coffee in the morning that makes anyone’s day start off good. This Freshly Ground Coffee Bath Bomb Recipe uses both a Fresh Brewed Coffee Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden and fresh coffee grounds to create a full embodied coffee aroma for your bathtub. Compared to the 25 DIY bath bomb recipes, there are also benefits to soaking in coffee grounds. One of these benefits include smoothing and softening of the skin.

 

Golden Clover Bath Bomb RecipeGolden Clover Bath Bomb Recipe

Here’s a recipe that will stand out in any crowd with its shiny golden gleam. The Golden Clover Bath Bomb Recipe is perfect for those who like to add a little shininess into their lifestyles. This bath bomb creates its shininess by using Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant and mixes that yellow coloring with 24k Golden Mica Dust. These bath bombs will also leave a cool shimmering shine on your skin, and leaving it feeling silky smooth. Try this cool jewel out for yourself.

 

Green Apple Candy Bath Bomb RecipeGreen Apple Candy Bath Bomb Recipe

These Green Apple Candy Bath Bombs have both Neon Green and Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorants that give them amazing color. On top of their great green color, these bath bombs also use a nice tart, fruity Green Apple Candy Fragrance Oil. Try this bath bomb in your bathtub and allow the green colored bath salts to dissolve into your water. These bath salts do more than look cool, they will also help to relax any soreness in your muscles as well.

 

Green Tea Bath Bomb RecipeGreen Tea Bath Bomb Recipe

Green Tea is the perfect herbal drink to use for relieving soreness in your throat, so why not also use it in a bath bomb too. The Green Tea Bath Bomb Recipe uses both Green Tea Powder and naturally cut and sifted green tea leaves. To even take it up a notch further and add more green to this bath bomb, we also use French Green Clay in the recipe as well. This bath bomb will have your bathtub looking and smelling like it’s filled with green tea.

 

Dinosaur Egg Bath Bomb RecipeDinosaur Egg Bath Bomb Recipe

If you want a colorful bath bomb that your kids will enjoy, then this Dinosaur Egg Bath Bomb Recipe is just for you. This bath bomb is constructed into different layers like an egg, with a fun colorful touch to each layer. In the center of this bath bomb egg is a baby plastic dinosaur that your kid will enjoy playing with. To add to these fun colors, this bath bomb also uses Nature’s Gardens’ Bermuda Triangle’s Fragrance Oil.

 

Hawaiian Splash Bath Bomb RecipeHawaiian Splash Bath Bomb Recipe

Nothing more relaxing than sitting and tanning on the beaches of Hawaii. The Hawaiian Splash Bath Bomb Recipe incorporates all the scents that you associate with this tropical paradise. There are two distinct layers to this bath bomb, and it uses both lemon and orange powder in the recipe. These natural powders add a touch of tropical fruit to the bath bomb.

 

 

Lavender Sage Bath Bomb RecipeLavender Sage Bath Bomb Recipe

Sage and lavender are the two different herbs that are used in this bath bomb. Lavender is usually used as a sleep enhancer, and sage is used for reducing stress and anxiety. This Lavender Sage Bath Bomb Recipe is great to use in the bathtub to help alleviate all these symptoms. So, after a long day in the office, try coming home and soaking in one of these bath bombs to feel rejuvenated again.

 

 

Lumps of Coal Bath Bomb RecipeLumps of Coal Bath Bomb Recipe

Coal has a good skin softening quality to it that is wonderful to use on the skin. This Lumps of Coal Bath Bomb Recipe uses Activated Charcoal Powder to give the user the natural feel to their skin. On top of the benefits from the charcoal powder, you also get additional benefits from using black Himalayan salt in the bath bomb too. So, see how easy it is to make this bath bomb, and reap in the benefits.

 

 

Mojito Bath Bomb RecipeMojito Bath Bomb Recipe

A mojito is a Cuban cocktail that consists of 5 different ingredients: white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water, and mint. This Mojito Bath Bomb Recipe tries to recreate a mojito by first off using cut spearmint leaf to capture the minty accent. Then, afterwards the notes of the mojito come from using Mojito Fragrance Oil. This bath bomb is sure to add a festive splash to your bath.

 

 

Orange Dreamsickle Bath Bomb RecipeOrange Dreamsickle Bath Bomb Recipe

This bath bomb is a match made in heaven. There is no better combination than orange and vanilla cream. This sweet Orange Dreamsickle Bath Bomb Recipe uses both vanilla powder and orange peel powder to create this amazing combination. On top of that, Nature’s Garden has a Dreamsickle Fragrance Oil that tops this bath bomb off with enhanced scents.

 

 

Peeps Bunny Bath Bombs RecipePeeps Bunny Bath Bombs Recipe

With Easter coming up, this Peeps Bunny Bath Bomb Recipe makes for the perfect gift to put in anyone’s Easter basket. There are many different colored peeps that you make with this recipe from your vibrant, bright yellow to your darker blue. This recipe is fun for children to make around Easter time too!

 

 

Pink Salt Bath Bomb RecipePink Salt Bath Bomb Recipe

Pink Himalayan sea salt is the perfect mineral to use for calming your mind. When infused with bath water, the salt from the Pink Salt Bath Bomb will also work well to soothe your muscles. You can also make this bath bomb as a gift too!

 

 

 

 

Rose Bath Bomb RecipeRose Bath Bomb Recipe

Here’s another really cool rose infused bath bomb that’s great for a romantic experience. The Rose Bath Bomb Recipe packs a bunch of rose petals and buds into the top of the bath bomb, and just lets them float out onto the bath water. Try this bath bomb as a Valentine’s Day gift for your significant other.

 

 

 

Rose Petal Bath Fizzy RecipeRose Petal Bath Fizzy Recipe

Here’s another Rose Petal Bath Bomb Recipe that uses real rose petals. The only difference is, is that this one has two distinctly colored layers. One is a pink layer, and another one is a white layer that houses the rose petals.

 

 

 

Sandalwood Bath Bomb RecipeSandalwood Bath Bomb Recipe

Sandalwood is an aromatic type of wood that retains its scents for up to years. This Sandalwood Bath Bomb Recipe incorporates the scent of sandalwood and brings it out in your bathing experience. Like a few of the 25 DIY bath bomb recipes, this complex bath bomb contains a lot of natural minerals that are excellent for your skin.

 

 

 

Sangria Shimmer Bath Bomb RecipeSangria Shimmer Bath Bomb Recipe

Here’s another great bath bomb recipe that incorporates many different fruity notes into bath bomb that is sure to entice all of your senses. The Sangria Shimmer Bath Bomb even uses sparkly mica to make it shimmer better in the water and allows it to stand out. Enjoy using and making this bath bomb, as it can bring a sense of festiveness to your bathtub.

 

 

Sinus Relief Bath Bomb RecipeSinus Relief Bath Bomb Recipe

There is nothing more annoying than clogged sinuses. This Sinus Relief Bath Bomb Recipe contains many natural herbs and powders that are known to help drain out sinus pressure. This bath bomb is wonderful to have around during the bad parts of Winter and Spring.

 

 

 

After talking about these 25 DIY bath bomb recipes, let’s narrow down and talk about different uses of citric acid which is a key ingredient in bath bombs.  “15 things to make with citric acid that you can eat, drink and have fun with!” is a fun article that I found that give’s more uses for citric acid that you can try for yourself. One of the crafts that is mentioned in this article is Tangy Lemon Frozen Yogurt. This recipe sounded like it was to die for, as the citric acid adds more flavor to this recipe. And if you enjoyed Pop Rocks as a kid, this article also gives a fun recipe for homemade pop rock candy. Give this article a read and find some fun things to do with your left over citric acid.

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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Oct
07

Citric Acid


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citric acidCitric Acid

Hey everyone! Do you love all citrusy kinds of foods? Or maybe you just like the smells of them? Well here at Nature’s Garden we actually offer citrus acid for you to add to your products. Citrus acid is a weak, natural, and organic acid generally found in fruits, such as lemons, oranges, limes, tangerines, and grapefruit. It can be used for soaps, cosmetics and for awesome bath bombs. (Come on, we all know how much fun bath bombs are!) However, it can also be used in food production and has many other uses as well.

Citric acid is in most fruits and vegetables and is found in the metabolisms of most living things. When being used in cosmetic products it helps to lower the ph formulation. When being used to make soaps, it generally provides better foam for the soap and helps it to soften in water. It is also an active ingredient in cleaning solutions for kitchens and bathrooms. When making bath bombs, combine the citric acid with baking soda. Did you know that every year around the world, about one million tons of citric acid are produced commercially? Can you even picture that much? Neither can I! Another fun fact, citric acid can be used in shampoos to wash waxes and coloring out of your hair!

This acid is found in many different fruits and some vegetables. It can be used in food production as well. Citric acid is a natural preservative and can be used to add a sour taste to food and drinks. However it is also used in ice cream! Do you know what it is used for? It is used to keep the “fat globules” separated! A weird thought, but still cool! However, here at Nature’s Garden, we sell our citric acid for uses in cosmetics, soaps, and bath bombs.

I hope that you all have figured out everything on our new site! Well if you haven’t figured it all out yet, and still need a little help navigating everything, don’t worry! We’re here to help you! The easiest way for you to get to our citric acids on our website is to type “citric acid” into our search bar at the top of the site. That will take you directly to a page titled “Search Results for “Citric Acid.”” We have two different options there. You can either purchase just regular citric acid, or you can purchase it in bulk.

citric acid page

Citric acid is definitely a neat and fun product! If you are looking for something new for your next project, or even future ones, try something with citric acid! Maybe some of our awesome bath bomb recipes? Or you can add it in for the next time you’re making soap! Have fun! Please let us know if you have any thoughts, questions or concerns! Are you in the mood for even more fun? Check out all of our free recipes and classes! If you want to try something new but aren’t sure how, don’t be afraid! Try one of our classes! And make sure to watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Feb
27

Easter Egg Fizzies


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steps for making easter egg bath fizzesEaster is quickly approaching, and although typically Easter gifts exchanged between loved ones are filled with chocolates and sweets; sometimes you just want to think outside of the candy wrapper.  This is where the entertaining bath bomb can come into play!

Bath fizzies can be enjoyed by everyone young and old!  But, there is just something about them that amazes children.  This is most likely the fun fizzing action that occurs when the bath bombs hit the water.

One of the most unique aspects of bath bombs is that they can be scented, colored, and molded into any shape.  And, one of the best things about bath bombs is that they are a great project to make with your kids for a fun family activity.

If you are looking for a great spin on Easter basket gifts, using this recipe you can now make your very own Easter Egg fizzies.

Besides the ingredients that are needed to make the Easter egg fizzies (which can all be purchased at Natures Garden), you will also need (10) regular sized fillable Easter eggs, baking soda, and some witch hazel in a spray bottle.  If you do not have any leftover plastic eggs from last year, these eggs can be purchased almost anywhere including Walmart or even your local Dollar Store.  The witch hazel that is called for in this recipe is used to help get the crumbly consistency of the mixture as well as to adhere both sides of the Easter eggs together in the final steps.

Here is the rest of the ingredients and supplies that you will need to make this recipe:
Citric Acid
Bentonite Clay Powder
Arrowroot Powder
Castor Oil
Olive Oil- Pomace
For this project, any body safe fragrance oil will work.  We suggest: Jelly Bean Fragrance Oil to match the theme of Easter.
For the color of the Easter egg fizzes, any of the FUN Soap colorants will work.  For this project, we selected the colorants: Neon Blue, Neon Red, Neon Yellow, and Ultramarine Violet to achieve somewhat of a pastel color in the eggs.
Disposable Pipettes
Mixing Bowls (5)
Large Mixing Bowl
Spoon

Once you are ready to get started, here are the steps (pictures included):

Step 1: In your large mixing bowl, place 184 grams of citric acid, 265 grams of baking soda, 11 grams of bentonite clay, and 90 grams of arrowroot powder.  Thoroughly mix these ingredients.  If you have any clumps, break them up using your fingers and thumb.  Set this aside for now.

how to make easter fizzes

Step 2: Now, in a separate bowl, weigh out 26 grams of castor oil and 21 grams of olive oil.  Then, carefully pour this over your dry ingredients, mixing well with your hands.

mixing ingredients for easter bath fizzes

Step 3: Next, place 30 drops of Jelly Beans scent into the mixture using a pipette.  Stir this again using your hands.

making scented bath fizzes

Step 4:  Now, slowly spray the mixture with a few squirts of witch hazel.  Mix the mixture between each spritz.  Continue until the mixture is like crumbly dough in your hands.  Do not over spray. 

making easter bath bombs

Step 5: Now, lay out your other 4 mixing bowls.  Into each bowl place approximately 150 grams of the mixture.

making different colored bath fizzes

Step 6: In the first bowl place 4 drops FUN Soap Colorant Neon Blue.  Mix this thoroughly with your hands until all of the mixture is light blue.  Then, set it aside.

blue bath bomb

Step 7: In the second bowl place 6 drops FUN Soap Colorant Neon Red.  Mix this thoroughly with your hands until all of the mixture is pink.  Then, set it aside.

pink bath bomb

Step 8: In the third bowl place 4 drops FUN Soap Colorant Neon Yellow.  Mix this thoroughly with your hands until all of the mixture is yellow.  Then, set it aside.

yellow bath bomb

Step 9: In the final bowl place 5 drops FUN Soap Colorant Ultramarine Violet.  Mix this thoroughly with your hands until all of the mixture is light purple.  Then, set it aside.

purple bath bomb

Step 10:  Now, count out 10 of your fillable Easter eggs.  If the eggs halves that you have are connected together by a small piece of plastic, break them apart now.

prepping your bath fizzy mold

Step 11:  Each colored bowl of the mixture will fill (2.5) whole eggs.  To fill the eggs, press the mixture down firmly into each egg half.  Once both of the halves are completely filled, spritz each one with witch hazel.  Then,  close the egg.  Repeat this step until all eggs are filled and sealed together.

prepping easter bath fizzy

Step 12: Once all eggs are sealed, allow them to harden overnight.

allowing your easter egg fizzes to harden

Step 13: When the eggs are ready, using a spoon gently tap several times on the outside of the oblong egg half.  This will help release the bath fizzy from the mold.

Step 14:  Carefully slide the plastic egg (oblong side) off first.  Then, slide the bottom portion of the plastic egg off.  If the bath fizzy egg is not  stuck together, spritz each half with the witch hazel then place the two halves together.  Gently hold these two halves in place, and using your thumb, reinforce the seam of the egg halves until they do stick together.  Then set aside and allow to harden for about 15-20 minutes.

connecting your easter egg fizzes

The Easter egg bath fizzes are now ready for use.  If you want, place the fizzy eggs into an Easter basket and give as basket to give as an Easter gift.

Easter bath fizzy basket

If you are looking for other unique projects to make visit Natures Gardens free recipes page by clicking on this link!

Jan
08

Bath Bomb Recipe


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sinus relief bath bombOh, how the weather outside is frightful….

If the winter time blues has got you down, and you are not feeling like yourself, we have a little recipe we would like to share with you that will not only help to clear your sinuses, but will also put that little pep in your step that you have been missing.

Our recipe is taking the homemade crafting industry by storm.  It has been shared on Pinterest over 1000 times, and after trying these bath bombs out, you will completely understand why.

Bath Bombs are super easy and fun to make.  They can be made into any shape using plastic fillable ornaments, molds, or left in loose form.  To read all about bath bombs, and how to use them, click on this link.

A bath bomb is a straightforward chemical reaction between an acid and a base.  Within the realm of bath bombs, the citric acid is the acid, and the baking soda or sodium bicarbonate is the base.  Logically speaking, bath bombs can be made with these two ingredients and a very small amount of liquid (witch hazel) to help them keep their shape.

However, bath bombs are the perfect luxurious product to introduce skin loving oils and benefits to your products.  The addition of various ingredients like castor oil and olive oil will allow for moisturizing aspects.  Then, with the addition of herbs like peppermint and spearmint, you can allow your bath bombs to have a refreshing and revitalizing effect.

If you are looking for a wonderfully refreshing bath bomb recipe that is sharing like wild fire on social media, click here.  Natures Garden’s Sinus Relief Bath Bomb Recipe is one in a million, so get your crafting area prepped these homemade bath bombs are exactly what you need!

Jan
08

All Natural Cleaner


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shutterstock_123478006 (2)Any habitual coffee drinker knows that your coffee maker shows signs of use after a little while, especially if you have hard water.  Anyone who has worked in the food industry as a server knows a little trick you can use to clean your coffee pot using, cold water, salt, and lemon slices.  However, having lemon slices (or lemon juice) at your disposal is not always the case.  But, when you are a homemade crafter, you will have citric acid on hand!

This recipe is a natural cleaner to remove those pesky hard water and coffee stains with two simple ingredients.  This method can be used once a month, on a regular basis.

Here are the items you will need:
Citric Acid
Water

How to clean you coffee pot:

1.  Rinse out your coffee pot, and place it back onto the machine.  Remove the filter and rinse out the funnel, replace the funnel when done (do not place a filter in the funnel).

2.  Weigh out 28 grams of citric acid.  Then in a separate container, weigh out 880 grams of hot tap water.

3.  Slowly pour the citric acid into the water.  Allow it to dissolve.

4.  Next, weigh out 880 grams of cold tap water.  Add this to the citric acid solution.  Stir gently.

5.  Now, pour all of the solution into the water tank portion of your coffee maker.  Allow the coffee maker to run until 4 cups of the solution has “brewed”.

6.  When this occurs stop the coffee maker and allow it to set undisturbed for at least 20 minutes.

7.  Next, start the coffee maker again, and allow it to fully finish “brewing”.

8.  Allow the mixture to set again for 20 minutes undisturbed.

9.  Before dumping out the cleaning solution from the coffee pot, pour a little bit into a bowl, and dump out the rest of the solution.

10.  Now, using a sponge, clean the outside and top of the coffee pot to remove any outside stains.  Then, rinse the coffee pot and place it back into the coffee machine.

11.  To rinse the machine, weigh out 1760 grams of cold tap water into the water tank and allow it to “brew”.

12.  Once “brewing” is complete, repeat step 11 at least 4-5 additional times before making coffee in the machine.

This recipe is an easy and quick way to clean your coffee pot and machine naturally without a ton of work on your behalf.  Citric acid is an amazing all natural ingredient that deodorizing and cleans.  You can purchase citric acid from a trusted supplier by clicking on this link.

You will love how great your coffee tastes after you clean your machine using this method.

If you are interested in viewing an all natural window cleaner that shines windows to perfection without streaks, please click on this link.

Jan
07

Citric Acid


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citric acidCitric Acid

Naturally found in bitter/sour tasting fruits such as oranges, limes, lemons, grapefruits, etc; citric acid is the naturally occurring organic acid that gives such fruits mentioned above their typical sour taste.  Although citric acid is found in various fruits and vegetables including raspberries, tomatoes, and some peppers, it is most potent in limes and lemons consisting of up to 8% of the dry fruit’s weight.  This amount varies based on factors like climate and soil conditions.

Besides fruits and vegetables, citric acid can also be produced from cane sugar, molasses, and dextrose as well.

For biochemistry means, citric acid occurs in the metabolism of nearly every living creature.  This is due to citric acids vital role in the Krebs cycle.  Outside the metabolic role of citric acid, it is also a common go to ingredient for cosmetics, pharmaceutical, food, beverage, and cleaning industries.  In fact, citric acid has been deemed safe by all major food regulatory agencies both on the national (FDA) and international end.

Sold most commonly in a powdered or crystalline form that is white, citric acid can be used as an antioxidant, preservative, pH adjuster, emulsifier, additive, cleanser, and stabilizer.

The industry yielding the most use out of citric acid is food and beverage.  This is because citric acid is an additive that can be found in everything from meat to ice cream to candy and especially soda pops.  Obviously, citric acid can be ingested and very few people are allergic to this ingredient.  Although a typically harmless additive; this natural substance is sour and when consumed in larger quantities, may cause an upset stomach.

On the cosmetic end of things, citric acid is starting to gain popularity.  More and more, people are starting to realize the benefits of using citric acid in their homemade bath and body products because of its pH adjusting abilities.  Items like bath tablets and bath bombs (or bath fizzes) require citric acid as a base ingredient for their formulation.  It is solely this ingredient’s interaction with baking soda that produces carbon dioxide the characteristically known and sought out fizzy action when introduced to water.  Citric acid is also used in masks, peels, creams and lotions because it is an alpha hydroxy acid, giving products great exfoliate and emollient properties.

To view some great bath bomb recipes, click here.

When it comes to antioxidants, citric acid is phenomenal.  Not only does this natural substance help to rejuvenate and refresh the skin, but it also helps to stall the aging process in your skin.  Citric acid also works as both a tonner and a cleanser.  For recipes outside of bath bombs, citric acid can be used up to .5% of the total recipes weight.  To add this ingredient to bath and body recipes, simply dissolve the citric acid in a liquid, and heat the mixture to 165 degrees Fahrenheit before blending it into your other ingredients.

The cleaning industry also has many uses for citric acid.  It is considered an environmentally friendly cleaning agent.

This natural substance makes a great water softener, breaking down the small amounts of metal that is commonly found in water.  When it comes to treating hard water, citric acid is an optimal choice for an all natural water softener.

As for a cleaning agent, citric acid is quickly gaining popularity in kitchen and bathroom cleansers.  Not only does citric acid remove hard water stains from glassware, but due to the nature of this natural ingredient, it works great as a deodorizer with its instinctive clean citrus scent.

To view a natural coffee maker cleaner recipe, please click here.

There are some cautions that should be noted with the hands on use of the concentrated (powdered form) citric acid.  Always use caution when dealing with citric acid.  Skin irritation may occur from interacting with large amounts of citric acid, especially if you have sensitive skin.  Always wash your hands after touching citric acid.  Never rub your eyes after touching citric acid.  Finally, when using products with citric acid for its alpha hydroxy acid benefits; prolonged and aggressive use is not advised.  Doing so will cause skin irritation.  Most skin treatments that involve alpha hydroxyl acid are followed by applying a facial toner that neutralizes the skin’s ph.

To store citric acid, it should be placed in an air tight container away from moisture.  The container should be kept at room temperature.  This will eliminate any chance of humidity from activating its fizzing ability.   If housed in this manner, citric acid can have a shelf life of up to multiple years. 

 

Jan
04

Bath Bombs


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bath bomb A bath bomb (also called a bath fizzie) is a skin softening bath product that produces “fizz” when it comes into contact with water.  Bath bombs contain citric acid and baking soda, although the more elaborate bath bomb recipes include luxurious butters, oils, colors, fragrance, and herbs.  In order to get bath bombs to form a shape, witch hazel is gently sprayed into the bath bomb mixture until it is crumbly.

Making your own homemade bath bombs is really easy to do.  With a few essential ingredients and fillable plastic ornaments, you are able to create any number of different bath bombs. In fact, even if you don’t have the fillable plastic ornaments, you can use other things like silicone molds or even leave the bath bomb in a loose form that you can scoop into your tub.

Bath bombs or bath fizzes can introduce many great elements to tub time. Some examples of this are the wonderful aromatic or healing capabilities of herbs and/or essential oils.  You can even make bath bombs bright, colorful, and fun by introducing fragrance oils and soap colorants to the mix.

Knowing how stressful the holiday season can be for many of us, we recently sought out to make some soothing and relaxing themed bath bombs.  Anyone with a chaotic and busy schedule can relate that sometimes, it is necessary to take a step back, breath, and focus on relaxing; even if it is just for a short period of time. The recipe that was created was inspired by the goal of relaxation; and are called Lavender Sage Bath Bombs.  These enjoyable fizzes are just what you need to take the edge off.

Some of the key ingredients used in these fabulous lavender bath bombs are:

Bentonite Clay Powder– used to help clean impurities on the skin
Lavender Flower Powder– a natural relaxant, is also used for the soothing of irritated skin as well as healing.
Castor Oil– a humectant that draws moisture to your skin.
Rose Petals– great for relaxation but also have antiseptic, antiparasitic, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Citric Acid-  reacts with baking soda and water to create fizz.  Citric acid is a natural water softener.

To view the complete Lavender Sage Bath Bomb Recipe click here.  To view other free bath bomb recipes simply click on this link.

When you are ready, here are the steps to use a bath bomb:

1.   Tell your family you are out of commission for 30 minutes.
2.   Run your bath water.  Do not add any bubbles to the water.
3.   When you are ready to get in the tub, hold your bath bomb above water.  Do not let it get wet.
4.  Gently get in the tub and finally place your bath bomb in the water.
5.  Set back, relax, and enjoy your peace and quiet while also enjoying the delightful fizz, calming scent, and tranquility of the moment.

Hint:  If you make bath bombs that contain herbs, but you do not want those herbs floating around your tub, you can always place the bath bomb into a nylon, cheesecloth, or gauze prior to putting it into the water.

Jul
15

Where Can I Buy Cosmetic Supplies


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Cosmetic Kit

Natures Garden offers several different cosmetic kits ranging from body butters, to conditioners, to lip balms. Each kit provides all of the ingredients and items you need to make you own cosmetics!

Where Can I Buy Cosmetic Supplies

As the natural market continues to grow, there are also more and more people out there who are opting to “make their own” household products and natural cosmetics.  While natural cosmetic companies continue to promote the idea of “natural” to their customers, some companies have finally picked up on the fact that most of these handcrafted, natural cosmetics actually benefit the skin much better than their store bought counterparts.  In fact, I am willing to place a bet that our natural hair conditioner recipe, and emulsified sugar scrub recipes will out perform any similar store bought versions.  My point is:  If you are not making your own cosmetics, or buying handcrafted cosmetics, you skin is really missing out on the fabulous benefits of these products.

When we use the term Cosmetics Supplies, we are referring to all of the ingredients needed to create cosmetics as defined according to the FDA (Federal Food & Drug Administration).  The FDA defines cosmetics according to the cosmetics intended use.  The term cosmetics refers to items that can be put on the body in various applications to promote attractiveness (example lotions), clean or cleanse (examples bath gel, shampoos, conditioners), and alter appearance (example make-up, ).  So, as you can see, contrary to common belief, cosmetic items contain quite an array of products.

Natures Garden Candle and Soap Supply carries a nice variety of ingredients to get you started in making your own homemade cosmetics.  We have cosmetic supplies including fragrance oils, emulsifying waxes, natural butters, cosmetic clays, herbs and spices, cosmetic colorants, and even preservatives to ensure your cosmetics will stay bacteria free.  Natures Garden even has unscented bases where you can use the base as is or scent and color it to you liking, adding your own personal touch.

Providing cosmetic making supplies to everyone; we have a vast array of customers including hobbyists and small business owners.  But, if you are still undecided and looking for a place to start, check out Natures Garden Cosmetic Kits.  These kits provide everything that you will need to create the cosmetic, and they make perfect gifts too.  However, if you already are into cosmetic making, Natures Garden has free cosmetic recipes and classes.  There you will find recipes to make cosmetics and great information in the classes.  One of our favorites recipes involves using herbs to color your cosmetics naturally.

If you are in the market for high quality cosmetic making supplies, Natures Garden is your go to wholesale priced supplier.