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How Do You Make Scented Lotion?


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How Do You Make Scented Lotion?How Do You Make Scented Lotion?

We have had a few of our customers asking the following question: How do you make scented lotion? So, we thought that describing the purpose of our wholesale lotion ingredients would help everyone understand what goes into making scented lotion. While some ingredients are optional, others are crucial for the functionality of your recipe. So, let’s lets talk about your lotion making supplies and see what you need for a homemade lotion recipe!

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Easy DIY Lotion Recipes

First, we will talk about pre-made lotion bases.  These bases are perfect for beginners.  These easy to use, natural bases, are a wonderful way to start your lotion making journey.  Simply add water to the base until you have the consistency you are looking for.  Of course, you can always add scent and color as well.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Natural Goat's Milk Multi Base LotionHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Natural Goat’s Milk Multi Base Lotion

You can use the Natural Goat’s Milk Multi Base Lotion to easily create homemade lotions that are skin-loving and pH balanced. Also, you can create different kinds of lotion, which includes thick creams, light lotion, and even moisturizing body spray.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Yogurt Multi Base LotionHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Yogurt Multi Base Lotion

Additionally, you can use Yogurt Multi Base Lotion to create some easy homemade lotion. This lotion base  has many of the same qualities as the goat milk lotion base, as it is skin loving and has a balanced pH. So, both are great choices for homemade lotions.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Soy Body Butter

Finally,the all natural soy body butter base that can also be used to make a variety of body products.  You can use this base to create a body butter.  This base can also be used to create a body spray.  The product you create will be determined by the amount of distilled water that you add.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: How to Make Lotion from Scratch

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Emulsifiers

One of the most important parts of making lotion is the emulsifier. This is the ingredient that keeps everything together because the oils and water that are being mixed would separate otherwise. Since oils are non-polar, they only want to mix with other non-polar substances. But, we want these non-polar oils to mix with polar water. Similarly, polar water only wants to mix with other polar things. So, we need an ingredient that has both polar and non-polar parts, which is what we call an emulsifier! As you can see this single ingredient is quite crucial.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: BTMS 25 EmulsifierHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: BTMS 25 Emulsifier

The BTMS 25 Emulsifier is a natural emulsifier that is conditioning for the skin, too. So, this ingredient will hold everything together and care for your skin. In fact, this will leave your skin with a soft and powdery feeling.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: BTMS 25 EmulsifierHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: EMULSIFYING Wax NF- Traditional

Next, we have our Traditional EMULSIFYING Wax NF. Just as an emulsifier should, this cosmetic ingredient will hold your oils and water together in a homogeneous mixture. Plus, it is low odor, very stable, and can be effectively used in low concentrations.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Silky EMULSIFYING Wax

Also, you can use the Silky Emulsifying Wax, which is plant based and created to blend difficult mixtures. So, this emulsifier will be effective at holding all your ingredients together and is highly stable. Plus, it is low odor.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Moisturizing Oils and Butters
How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Apricot Kernel OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Apricot Kernel Oil

Apricot Kernel Oil is a great ingredient to include in home made lotions. This oil is light and absorbs nicely into the skin. So, it would be perfect for creating light lotion formulations or for including in a recipe with thicker oils to ensure that the recipe starts working fast!

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Argan OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Argan Oil

Another great cosmetic oil for lotion is Argan Oil. This oil will easily sink down into the skin and is light enough on the surface to allow the skin to breathe. Further, this oil is often used in acne fighting lotion formulations. So, this would be a great choice to include in face lotion recipes.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Avocado OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Avocado Oil

Next, we have Avocado Oil, which is a great choice for creating thicker creams. This oil is heavier and can take a bit more time to sink into the skin. But, it is perfect to combine with oils that absorb faster in a thick cream. This will ensure that dry skin is fully nourished.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Castor Oil How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Castor Oil

Also, you can use Castor Oil in your homemade lotions. This oil is perfect for creating thick creams that are very moisturizing. Since this oil is a humectant, it will pull moisture to your skin and will heal dry, damaged skin.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Cocoa Butter How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Cocoa Butter

Another option for lotion making is our Cocoa Butter Deodorized. This is a hard butter that is perfect for making luxurious products.  Also, you could use Cocoa Butter Golden Natural, which has all the same properties and has a chocolate-like aroma.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Coconut OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is another choice for creating quality lotions at home. The Coconut Oil 76  has a melt point at 75 degrees, while Fractionated Coconut Oil is liquid at room temperature. However, both oils are skin loving ingredients that are non-greasy and perfect for lotions.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Grapeseed OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Grapeseed Oil

Also, you can use Grapeseed Oil in your homemade formulations, as it is high in antioxidants. So, this oil is great at keeping your skin looking healthy and young. Since this oil is light, it can be used in facial creams or in homemade anti-aging creams.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Jojoba OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Jojoba Oil

Next, we have a luxury oil that is wonderful for skin care. Jojoba Oil is a liquid wax that has amazing absorption and moisturizing properties. Plus, this high quality oil has a very long shelf life of 1-2 years!

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: LanolinHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Lanolin

If you are looking to create a thick lotion, then solid Lanolin or Lanolin Oil may be a good idea. Solid lanolin is easily absorbed into the skin for dry skin and can even be used to protect burns. Also, you can use lanolin oil as it has the same properties but is in a liquid form.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Macadamia Nut OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Macadamia Nut Oil

If you want a quality lotion that isn’t greasy, then Macadamia Nut Oil is a good choice! This cosmetic oil will nourish the skin to reduce signs of aging. Plus, this oil will sink into your skin to moisturize without leaving a greasy feeling on your skin.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Mango Butter How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Mango Butter

Another great choice is Mango Butter, which is a lovely luxury oil. This oil is thought to reduce wrinkles as well as moisturize the skin. So, your skin will feel soft and look healthy!

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Meadowfoam Seed OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Meadowfoam Seed Oil

Another great oil that will sink into the skin is Meadowfoam Seed Oil. This oil is able to sink down to repair dry and damaged skin. So, the oil won’t leave your skin feeling oily but it will provide all the nutrients your skin needs.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Pumpkin Seed OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Pumpkin Seed Oil

Next, you can check out Pumpkin Seed Oil. This cosmetic oil is full of skin loving nutrients, like fatty acids and vitamins. Plus, this oil will sink into the skin and won’t leave a greasy feeling on your skin.  So, this oil is able to sink in to help repair damaged skin.

 

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Rice Bran OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Rice Bran Oil

Another great oil to include is the Rice Bran Oil. This cosmetic oil is a great replacement for olive oil, as this has many of the same skin-loving properties.

 

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Safflower OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Safflower Oil

Also, Safflower Oil is perfect to add to your lotion making supplies, as it is high in Oleic acid. This means that this oil is nourishing and will help replenish healthy skin.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Sesame Seed OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Sesame Seed Oil

Another great oil is the Sesame Seed Oil, which is light and high in nourishment. These nourishing vitamins and antioxidants are perfect for creating a lotion that will sink into the skin and care for it.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Shea ButterHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Shea Butter

Next, we have a butter that is moisturizing and nourishing for the skin. Both Shea Butter and Shea Butter Unrefined are perfect for lotion making. The only difference between the two is that unrefined has a slightly yellow color.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Sunflower Oil How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Sunflower Oil

Another skin loving oil is our Sunflower Oil. This cosmetic ingredient is high in Oleic acid and is great for skin care. This oil will nourish the skin and create a gorgeous lotion recipe.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Sweet Almond Oil

Another great oil for lotions is the Sweet Almond Oil. This lovely cosmetic oil is light and perfect for all kinds of lotions. Plus, it sinks into the skin easily and won’t feel leave you feeling greasy.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Vitamin E OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Vitamin E Oil

Lastly, we have Vitamin E Oil. This ingredient is great for the skin and your products. Due to the antioxidant properties, this cosmetic ingredient can reduce the amount of oxidation in products and reduce oxidation of the skin!

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Thickeners

Another important ingredient for home made lotion making is the thickener. While some recipes will be just fine without one, others really need a thickener. But, it is all about the consistency that you prefer. If you are looking to make a butter or cream, then you will want something thicker. Or, your batch may just light lotion that doesn’t require a thickener like stearic acid or sodium lactate. It is all dependent upon the type of lotion you are creating.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Stearic AcidHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Stearic Acid

Since Stearic Acid is a thickener, it can be used in lotions to create a more creamy, luxurious lotion. This is useful for recipes that are nearly perfect but are a little too runny. We recommend that you add no more than 3% of this ingredient in your overall recipe.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Sodium Lactate

Instead, you could use Sodium Lactate in your lotion recipes. This ingredient can be used to help thicken your handmade lotions too. Additionally, this cosmetic ingredient can be used to regulate the pH of your product. In addition it is a humactant, so it helps moisturize your skin. Depending on your needs you may prefer one these over the other.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Skin Loving Ingredients

Also, there are some other ingredients that you can include to increase the quality of your lotion. While oils and butters are fantastic for skin care, there are some ingredients that you can include that have some effective properties that a regular lotion won’t have. So, you can combine one of these cosmetic ingredients with your butters and oils to create the perfect lotion recipe that will nourish and moisturize your skin!

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Vegetable GlycerinHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Vegetable Glycerin

You can use Vegetable Glycerin in your recipes to add some extra moisture to your skin. This ingredient is clear, odorless, and has a syrup consistency. Plus, it is soluble in water. This cosmetic ingredient is added to lotions because it is a humectant, which means it will draw moisture to it for your skin.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Scenting Your Lotion

While you can make unscented lotions that are effective for skin care, there are so many wonderful scents that you can add to your effective lotion recipes. All these scent oils do is take an amazing lotion and make even better!

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Fragrance Oil UsageHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Fragrance Oils

Fragrance oils are great, but you can’t use whatever amount you want. In fact, each fragrance can only be used in a certain amount to be considered body safe. The highest amount we will ever recommend will be 5%, but the IFRA sheet may allow more depending on the scent. However, there are some scents that may use less than 5%. You can find out the usage rate for each scent on its fragrance page. You can find all of our fragrance oil options on the Fragrance Oils page of the website.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Essential OilsHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Essential Oils

Also, you can use Natures Garden Essential Oils to scent your homemade lotion recipes. These simple notes are a perfect way to add some natural scent to your recipes. Plus, you can blend some of these natural oils to create a more complex scented lotion recipe.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Flavoring OilsHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Flavoring Oils

Another fantastic way to scent your lotion recipes is our Flavoring Oils. This option not only smells delicious, but it tastes great too! This is perfect for making massage lotions, but is just as wonderful in regular lotions, too.

 

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Preserving Your Lotion

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Optiphen PreservativeHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Optiphen Preservative

Another important ingredient for homemade lotion is Optiphen Preservative. This will allow you to keep your lotion for longer, as it will kill germs and prevent bacteria growth. So, this is crucial for anyone selling or storing their product. But, anyone using this for their own products will still benefit as this ingredient will expand the lifespan of your product. While you can add this to your lotion recipes made from scratch, Germall Plus is already in the multi lotion base lotion and soy body butter. So, you do not need to add a preservative to the pre-made lotion bases.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Packaging Ideas for Lotion

We have a variety of product packaging supplies that you can use to package your scented lotion. Not only will these keep your recipes fresh and convenient to use, but they are essential for making recipes that look official. So, anyone creating lotion to sell should look into some quality packaging.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Jars and TinsHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Jars and Tins

First, you can use either Plastic Jars or Metal Tins. Both of these packaging supplies are great options for your lotions, especially thicker creams or body butters. All you have to do is scoop out your finished product as it is needed and you are all set!

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Bottles and Lotion PumpsHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Bottles and Lotion Pumps

Also, you can lotion pumps with your plastic bottles to package lotions that are thinner or more liquid. This will allow you to conveniently use a pump to dispense your scented lotion. The 24/410  lotion pumps will fit with the 16 oz Bullet Bottles, 8 oz Bullet Bottles, 8 oz Boston Round Bottles, and 8 oz. Cosmo Bottles.

https://www.naturesgardencandles.com/deodorant-stick-containersHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Lotion Bar Containers

Another option that you have for packaging your lotion is lotion bar containers. These are perfect for creating homemade solid lotion recipes. These lotion recipes are great for moisturizing on the go!

 

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: History of Body Cream

Simple body creams started out thousands of years ago with ingredients like animal fat or certain oils. There are a few civilizations, like Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans that created their own lotion recipes. Further, the bible even mentions lotions made of olive oil and spices. As time progressed, ingredients have changed to things like petroleum jelly, mineral oil, and various vegetable oils. If you want to learn more, then check out more in the History of Body Cream article on Leaf.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Talk to UsHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Talk to Us

We hope that you learned something that you can use to create your very own lotion recipes. While there can be a lot to consider, formulating is easier when all the ingredient’s functions are explained. If you have any more questions about making lotion, then talk to us! An easy way to reach us on social media, which would include Facebook, Instagram (@ngscents), and Twitter (@ngscents).

Jun
22

What is a Carrier Oil?


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What is a Carrier Oil?What is a Carrier Oil?

What is a Carrier Oil? These are all the natural cosmetic oils that you can use in your homemade recipes. They are perfect for creating homemade soap, crafting a skin-loving lotion recipe, and making many of the other kinds of cosmetic recipes. So, knowing about these oils is important for creating the types of bath and body products that you need!

What is a Carrier Oil?: Making Soap Supplies

If you are looking for a good recipe for making soap, then it is going to have some carrier oils in it. Anyone making soap from scratch knows that the carrier oils you choose can influence the quality of your bars. So, these ingredients are essential for cold process soap recipes. You can see specifics on how each oil affects the soap on our Soaping Oil Properties. Even melt and pour soap recipes can benefit by adding some carrier oils to the soap base, which is often done to make the bar more conditioning to the skin.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Lotion Making

Also, our bulk carrier oils can be used to create an amazing homemade lotion recipe. These are the oils that we include to nourish and moisturize your skin. In fact, the oils are what do the majority of the skin care in lotions. While you can use butters along with your oils, they can lead to a thicker cream or even a body butter. So, lighter lotions need key carrier oils to perform effectively!

What is a Carrier Oil?: Using Essential Oils

Although essential oils are natural, they aren’t safe to put directly on your skin. Plus, adding a carrier oil will help hold on to the aroma longer than on its own. So, it is actually beneficial for your scent to mix an essential oil with a carrier oil before applying. One of the best carrier oils for essential oils would have to be Sweet Almond Oil or Argan Oil.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Kinds of Carrier OilsWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Kinds of Carrier Oils

There are many different kinds of carrier oils that you can mix together for your recipes. Depending on your skin type or level of dryness, you may want to have lighter or heavier oils. Also, some oils are better for face lotions or for foot care. So, the blend of carrier oils that you want varies based on your product and its purpose.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Apricot Kernel OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Apricot Kernel Oil

First, we have Apricot Kernel Oil, an oil that is light and excellent for skin care. While this oil is light enough to not block pores, it is conditioning enough to be a luxurious oil for cp soap. It’s great for making lotions that don’t leave a greasy feeling and skin into the skin. Also, its perfect in soap because the oil will sink into the skin quickly to fully moisturize the skin. We’ve used this wonderful oil in many bath and body recipes, including the Chamomile Light Lotion Recipe and the Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Argan OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Argan Oil

Next, we have an oil that is amazing for skin care. Argan Oil is easily absorbed into the skin and won’t leave a greasy feeling on your skin. Plus, this cosmetic oil allows your skin to breathe and doesn’t block pores. In fact, this ingredient is used in many acne-fighting recipes. We included this oil in a few cosmetic recipes, like the Argan Soap Recipe and the Sour Watermelon Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe. In our cp soap recipe, this oil increased the lather and nourished the skin beautifully.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Avocado OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Avocado Oil

Also, adding Avocado Oil to your homemade recipes is a perfect way to increase the moisturizing ability of your product. This cosmetic ingredient is a heavy oil that is perfect for providing dry, damaged skin with the nourishment it deserves. Plus, the high level of unsaponifiable fatty acids and high vitamin content make this skin-sensitive oil great for adding some extra conditioning power to your soap bars, which you can see in the Gentle Avocado Cold Process Soap Recipe.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Castor OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Castor Oil

Another great oil for your homemade cosmetic recipes is Castor Oil. Not only is this oil thick and perfect for nourishing dry, damaged skin, but this oil is a humectant. This means that oil will pull moisture to it, which will further moisturize your skin as it absorbs. Perfect for creating lotions for feet, like the Natural Salve Recipe , which are often one of the most damaged areas of skin. While this oil would provide some conditioning properties and a rich, creamy lather, it can make your soap sticky. So, avoid adding too much of this oil in your cp soap formulations. By limiting the amount of Castor Oil, we were able use the beneficial properties without as many drawbacks, like with our St Pattys Day Cold Process Soap Recipe as well as many other soaps.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Coconut OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil is a great oil for skin that sinks in well and is perfect for scrub recipes like the Foaming Hibiscus Scrub Recipe. Also, this sensitive oil is perfect to add to lip balm supplies for making recipes like the Kahlua and Cream Lip Balm Recipe. For soapmaking, this oil provides a hard bar with a bubbly lather that is cleansing. Many find that adding more than 20% of this oil is drying for the skin, so some people may include more conditioning oils to the recipe or even super fat the formula to include more oils.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Grapeseed OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Grapeseed Oil

Another fantastic oil for bath and body recipes is Grapeseed Oil. This oil is perfect for cosmetic supplies because it is a lightweight moisturizer that is effective without being too greasy for the skin. So, this oil is perfect for creating lotions sensitive enough for the face, like our Natural Facial Night Cream Recipe. Also, this oil is perfect for soap-making, like our Raspberry CP Soap Recipe. This oil is moisturizing, and even anti-acne, for soap but it doesn’t leave a greasy, heavy oil feeling on the skin.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Jojoba OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Jojoba Oil

While Jojoba Oil is technically a liquid wax, it is still fantastic for skin care products. This cosmetic ingredient is perfect for everything from lotions like our Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe to lip care products like our Green Apple Lip Balm Recipe. In your soap recipes, this cosmetic ingredient is just as conditioning as luxury oils. But, this oil has a longer shelf life.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Lanolin OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Lanolin Oil

Lanolin Oil is a great cosmetic oil that is wonderful for moisturizing and protecting damaged hair and dry skin. This oil contains very few saponifiables, so it maintains its conditioning properties and provides the bar with a silky feeling. So, we used this wonderful oil in our Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe. Also, you can use lanoin in a solid form, which still absorbs well and is great for protecting damaged skin. This thicker oil has all of the same beneficial properties and can even be used in soaps, like our Beard Soap Recipe.

Raspberry CP Soap Recipe What is a Carrier Oil?: Macadamia Nut Oil

Next, we have Macadamia Nut Oil, which is an oil that is light and perfectly absorbs into the skin. This non-greasy oil is perfect for creating lotions, like our Almond Body Cream Recipe. Also, this oil is perfect for adding conditioning properties to your soap and is even great for mature skin types. So, we included this oil in our Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Meadowfoam Seed OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Meadowfoam Seed Oil

Another great oil that skins into the skin beautifully is Meadowfoam Seed Oil. Not only does this oil work to repair damaged skin, but it has a long shelf life due to its high level of antioxidants. So, it worked wonderfully in our Honey Vanilla Lip Balm Recipe. Also, this cosmetic oil can be used to superfat soap, reduce rancidity, and increase the fragrance’s lifespan. So, this oil was a great addition to our Raspberry CP Soap Recipe.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Olive Oil

Olive Oil is often a top choice for soapers, because it is very conditioning, helps harden the bar, and creates a mild bar of soap. While some soapmakers may use only olive oil in Castille soap or mostly olive oil in Marseille soap, it makes the bar a bit slimy and barely has a lather. So, many soapers will combine this oil with others to create a great soap recipe, like in our Creamy Cocoa Craziness Cold Process Soap Recipe.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Palm OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Palm Oil

Next, we have another great oil for creating soaps, which is Palm Oil. This soap making ingredient creates a hard, white bar that has a rich, creamy lather. We have used this wonderfully cleansing oil in many recipes, like our Calendula Swirl Soap Recipe and our Beer Cold Process Soap Recipe. 

You may find that your cosmetic oil has solidified, this is because the melt point is slightly above room temperature. Luckily, this is easy to fix. All you have to do is set your bottle in a bowl of warm water until the oil melts again.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Pumpkin Seed OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Pumpkin Seed Oil

Pumpkin Seed Oil is rich in vitamins and minerals, which provide great properties for the skin. This oil sinks into the skin without leaving oily residue to repair damaged skin. So, it was a perfect addition to our Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Rice Bran OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Rice Bran Oil

Rice Bran Oil has benefits similar to Olive Oil, so it is conditioning and great for soaps! So, we included this lovely soaping oil in our Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe as well as other great cp soap recipes. Plus, this rich, conditioning bar is perfect for both mature and sensitive skin types.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Safflower OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Safflower Oil

Also, we have a nourishing and skin-loving oil that is perfect for homemade products. Safflower Oil is moisturizing and nourishing for the skin, so we included it in many soap recipes and our own Hair Conditioner For Redheads Recipe.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Sesame Seed OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Sesame Seed Oil

Another great cosmetic oil is Sesame Seed Oil, which is a light cosmetic ingredient full of nutrients for the skin. We include this lovely oil in recipes like our Giraffe Bubble Bars Recipe or our Beard Balm Recipe. Also, this oil can be used in cp soap to help slow trace, nourish the skin, and provide a silky lather.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Sunflower OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Sunflower Oil

Also, Sunflower Oil works well with palm oil and olive oils to provide a rich creamy lather. Plus, this oil is very moisturizing and will provide a silky feel to the soaps. So, this is perfect for adding to our soap recipes and bath products, like our Natural Beet Root Lip Gloss Recipe.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Sweet Almond OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Sweet Almond Oil

Lastly, we have a light oil that will perfectly absorb into the skin Sweet Almond Oil. So, it was a great choice for bath and body recipes like Tranquility Bath Melts Recipe or Fruity Rings Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe. Plus, this oil is perfect for adding some conditioning properties to your soaps.

 

What is a Carrier Oil? : Reach Out to UsWhat is a Carrier Oil? : Reach Out to Us

We hope that you were able to find some carrier oils that you enjoy for your bath and body products. Not only are there many to choose from, but there are many combinations that you can try for your recipes. Just start with your favorites and build from there! If you have anymore questions about these oils and how they will work in your recipes, then reach out to us. An easy way to get in contact with us is to reach out on social media. We are on Facebook, Instagram (@ngscents), and Twitter (@ngscents).

Sep
26

Benefits of Coconut Oil


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Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a commonly used oil in many homemade bath and body products, so read on to find many of the benefits of coconut oil. While many know that this oil was good for you, do you know how coconut oil benefits your bath and body recipes?

Coconut oil has tons of benefits for your skin, hair, and just about everything else! This oil contains properties that are are perfect for moisturizing and caring for your body. It does this with properties such as its three fatty acids, capric acid, lauric acid and caprylic acid, which are wonderful for our bodies. Plus, coconut oil is said to have properties that reduce fungus, bacteria, and inflammation. So, this oil is perfect for effective, clean skin care. This is also why we created this blog to discuss this cosmetic ingredient of choice and there are quite a few. Let’s get right into it!

Benefits of Coconut Oil Difference Between Coconut Oils 76 and Fractionated

Before we go into the benefits to your body and your products, we should explain the difference between the two types of coconut oil that we carry. One main difference between the two is the melting point. Fractionated Coconut Oil is able to stay liquid at lower temperatures than the Coconut Oil 76 can. This happens because Fractionated Coconut Oil only contains the medium-chain triglycerides of coconut oil, which are Lauric and Myristic. However, the Coconut Oil 76 contains the fatty acids Myristic, Palmitic, Stearic, Oleic, Linoleic, and Lauric.

This difference in fatty acids can cause more differences between the two. Fractionated Coconut Oil is white in color, absorbs more quickly and is lighter on the skin. Plus, it mixes better with other oils than coconut oil 76. On the other hand, Coconut Oil 76 is a typically light yellow, sits on the skin a bit longer, and makes for a thicker moisturizer. While both are beneficial, it is a good idea to choose the one that will suit your needs best.

Benefits of Coconut Oil for Your Products

Coconut oil can be added to a variety of different bath and body creations. Not only will it add helpful benefits for your skin, but this oils can provide wonderful qualities for you products, too. So, we are going to share how coconut oil interacts with a few different types of recipes.

Benefits of Coconut Oil Benefits for Soap

One product that will definitely benefit from the addition of coconut oil is cold process soap! During the soap process the lye acts as the chemical emulsifier that bonds fatty acids with water molecules by generating heat. So, the different types of oils will bond with the water and create different types of soap bars. The fatty acids in the oil provide some nice qualities for your soap bar, which you can see on our Soaping Oil Properties page. Each oil is different, but these qualities may include bar hardness, cleansing, bubbly lather, conditioning, and creamy lather. However, coconut oil provides hardness, cleansing, and bubbly lather.  We should mention though, it is possible to use too much oil in soap. We recommend not using any more than 30% in your soaping recipe.

Benefits of Coconut Oil Benefits for Lotion

Further, adding different types of oils to lotion recipes can create different types of products. One amazing benefit of adding coconut oil to lotion is that it is an oil that will sink in fairly quickly. So, you won’t be left with oily skin, which makes this type of lotion more beneficial for those with already over oily skin.

Benefits of Coconut Oil for Your Body

Not only is coconut oil great to add to make bath and body products, but this oil is very beneficial for your body. So, we are going to share some great uses for coconut oil that will be great for your skin, hair, and everything else!

Benefits of Coconut Oil Moisturize and Nourish Your SkinBenefits of Coconut Oil Moisturize and Nourish Your Skin

First of all, coconut oils is very moisturizing and is great for caring about dry skin. The same as many other cosmetic oils, coconut oil is able to protect your skin from becoming painfully cracked and dry. You can include this natural oil in recipes like the Foaming Hibiscus Scrub Recipe, and the Shea Butter Lip Balm Recipe. As you can tell that there are a variety of products that can use this moisturizing oil to its benefit. Plus, it is an amazing moisturizer that uses its fatty acids to repair your cracked, dry skin. So, it is easy to see why this oil is so well loved!

Benefits of Coconut Oil Improve Your Skin Dilemmas

Furthermore, coconut oil has been used to improve many kinds of skin issues that you may or may not have currently. Since coconut oil has fatty acids this cosmetic wonder is able to reduce inflammation both inside and outside. This means that it is a perfect solution for reducing many skin issues. Some of these issues that we have heard can be helped by applying coconut oil are burns, cuts, eczema, rashes, dermatitis, acne, athlete’s foot, and psoriasis. Simply apply coconut oil just as you would apply lotion and let this lovely moisturizer work its natural magic.

While you can apply coconut straight to these areas, there are more fun ways to tackle your issues. You could create a lotion that uses coconut oil along with other beneficial oils to create a product that smells lovely and really helps your skin. You could create a recipe like the Coffee Butter Scrub Recipe or the Blackberry Fizz Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe. These both include coconut oil to create a product that is perfect for skin!

Benefits of Coconut Oil Sensitive Skin Can Use It Too

Also, coconut oil is perfect for those that have sensitive skin. This cosmetic oil is strong enough to soothe the most dry of skin, but gentle enough for sensitive skin types. So, this is the most perfect moisturizer! Plus, this means that sensitive baby skin can enjoy these benefits as well. Many have found that coconut oil is perfect for soothing diaper rash. This can be used as nappy rash cream as there are no harsh elements nor are there chemicals, but this product works to aid babies with painful and inflamed rashes.  However, you should always check with your doctor before using coconut oil on your baby.

Furthermore, this oil is perfect for all of your sensitive areas. In fact, we have created a Natural Flavored Lubricant Recipe that has been perfectly formulated to be sensitive and smooth! Also, know that this lubricant is oil based and cannot be used with latex condoms or they may break.

Benefits of Coconut Oil Kill the Bacteria and Fungus on Your Skin

Another great benefit about this moisturizing wonder is that it is has been know to have antibacterial and anti-fungal properties! So, this oil is perfect for cleansing your skin. Also, this cosmetic oil has been said to be great for helping solve skin issues, such as acne or eczema, as it goes after the underlying causes. The oils is able to have these properties because some of the acids that benefit skin will kill certain fungus and bacteria that is common for causing issues for the skin.

Benefits of Coconut Oil Cleansing FacialBenefits of Coconut Oil Cleansing Facial

Also, coconut oil is a perfect way to clean your face! While it may seem weird to use oil as a face cleanser, it is actually an amazing choice for your face. Firstly, know that applying this oil to your face will actually reduce the bad oils that your face produces and collects. The oil is able to interact with other oils, unlike water, and is able to interact with and remove hardened oils that could be trapped in your pores. Additionally, this trick can fool your skin into producing less oil as it will think that it has enough oil already. Plus, the oil is sensitive, moisturizing, antibacterial and anti-fungal. It also just happens to be my personal favorite make-up remover! So, your face will truly appreciate a coconut oil facial.

Benefits of Coconut Oil Natural Oil for Deodorizing

Also, there have been those that have used this oil to deodorize and kill stinky bacteria. Using this cosmetic oil as a natural deodorant is perfectly natural way to eliminate stinking body odor. People found that coconut oil’s antibacterial properties are perfectly equipped to help tackle armpit odor. So, this would be a perfect ingredient choice to add to a natural deodorant recipe that you may be creating.  Try this natural deodorant recipe and let us know what you think.

Benefits of Coconut Oil Home Hair CareBenefits of Coconut Oil Home Hair Care

Further, this oil will work wonders on you hair. Coconut oil is a perfect solution to frizzy, dry hair.  Since this natural moisturizer is very hydrating, it can be used to help hair from the scalp all the way down to your ends. So, this oil is perfect for helping with dandruff. Plus, this oil has been used to fix split ends, create shinier hair, and hold down fly flyaway hairs. If you’re curious as to how this oil does it, then know that it all comes back to those healthy, fatty acids that can nourish every part of the body.

Benefits of Coconut Oil Natural Wrinkle Reduction

Next, you can use coconut oil to reduce wrinkles. This oil is known for its anti aging properties. Since this cosmetic ingredient is so great for our skin, it can’t be hard to imagine that it could help reduce wrinkles. While wrinkles are common to occur as you age, there is a reason for why this happens. The wrinkles that are related to age are caused by two main things. First, the fat cells in your skin begin to shrink and your inner layer of skin starts to get thinner. Second, your skin’s ability to repair itself decreases as you get older. This combination leads to the formation of dreaded wrinkles. This is where coconut oil comes in! This oil is known to replenish these fat cells, which would reduce the visibility of your wrinkles.

Benefits of Coconut Oil Help With Ingrown Hair

Plus, coconut oil can be great for helping with irritated skin and ingrown hairs. Since this oil has shown you can use it to moisturize and reduce inflammation, this is perfect for soothing areas that are often irritated. So, use this oil in areas that are frequently shaved, prone to bumps, often rubbed, or prone to infection. This is done because coconut oil has been seen to reduce these issues by others. This helps because the oil helps to soften skin so hair can easily grow properly through the follicle. This will help to solve the issue of ingrown hairs with an added bonus of killing bacteria that could potentially infect these area and lead to even more issues. So, using coconut oil before and after shaving can really benefit your skin and help avoid all the annoying bumps.

Benefits of Coconut Oil Reducing Stretch MarksBenefits of Coconut Oil Reducing Stretch Marks

Further, coconut oil has been used to reduce the visibility of stretch marks in some people. Since many have found out exactly how wonderful coconut oil is for them still, it is no wonder that this oil has been found to be perfect for stretch mark reduction. Stretch marks occur due to the skin elasticity not being as good as it should be. This elasticity is the skin’s ability to stretch out and relax back. Similarly to wrinkles, this will reduce overtime due to age. Also, this can occur when a change in the skin is sudden, such as having a baby or gaining a lot of weight quickly. Some have found that the skin healing properties of coconut oil are perfect for getting dark marks, discoloration, and redness to fade away. Plus, the oil will hydrate the skin, which can help the skin heal more quickly.

Furthermore, some found that coconut oil can lessen the appearance of dark under eye circles. This theory is believed because coconut oil has anti-inflammatory properties. Plus, many found this oil to have skin lightening properties, too. So, leaving coconut oil under your eye over night could lead to a lessening of circles under your eyes.

Nature’s Garden sells coconut oil for external use only. We do not sell it as a food item. The information above talks about how great coconut oil is for many industries, however we only sell it for external use. We provide this data for educational purposes only. Nothing in this article is to be construed as medical advice. Please consult your doctor before using this product or any of this information for treatment purposes.

Aug
21

Best Oils For Your Hair Type


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Best Oils For Your Hair TypeBest Oils For Your Hair Type

When creating your own conditioning recipes, knowing the best oils for your hair type is extremely helpful! Today, Natures Garden reviews the properties of luscious oils and the effects they have on hair. While many oils can be used for a few different types of hair, it’s easier to formulate a recipe with an understanding of the properties of the oils. Depending on your hair type, you may need to adjust amounts and mix different oils. But, this basic review of cosmetic oils is a good place to start!

Best Oils For Your Hair Type All Hair Types

Just as each hair type has different qualities, all oils have different properties. While there are oils that work best for specific hair types, some oils work well for everyone. There are other oils have more distinct qualities that only work for a few hair types. However, these more universal oils provide nutrients that every head of hair would need. So, these next few oils are the ones that everyone could include in their hair care easily. They provide deep moisturization, absorb fairly quickly, and any excess oil washes out easily. This means that you can get the perfect amount of moisture without heavy oils weighing down your hair.

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Coconut OilBest Oils For Your Hair Type Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil is a perfect cosmetic oil for all types of hair. This oil is very similar to our own natural oils, so even greasy hair can benefit from using a bit of this oil. Adding coconut oil to your hair care will help to replenish your strands essential nutrients and keep your natural oil production at a healthy level. Plus, this cosmetic oil is packed full of essential nutrients that will strengthen strands and promote hair growth.

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Jojoba  Oil

Since Jojoba Oil is similar in content to your natural hair oils, this is a perfect addition to any conditioning recipe. Due to this oil’s similarity, it won’t disturb your balance of oils. This means that this oil would make a nice addition to products for any hair type. Plus, this cosmetic oil contains nutrients that will leave your hair feeling soft and shiny. Further, this oil is very soothing to the scalp and could help reduce dandruff.

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Vitamin E OilBest Oils For Your Hair Type Vitamin E Oil

A bit of Vitamin E Oil in any hair care product is beneficial. This oil is a thick, rich oil that wonderfully nourishes the hair. This cosmetic oil makes a wonderful addition to hair care products as an added supplement that will nourish and care for your hair.

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Oily HairBest Oils For Your Hair Type Oily Hair

We all need conditioner, but you may need a little less. This excess of natural oils has you never wanting to add more oils. You don’t want to neglect your ends, but your scalp seems to have all of your moisturization covered. Trying to figure out a perfect routine for your greasy hair can become frustrating. Every head of hair is different, so there is experimenting involved to finding your own regime. But, we’d like to share some oils that would work best for those with an oily hair type. This way you can create a conditioner that works for you and keeps your ends moisturized, without becoming too oily at the scalp.

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Grapeseed Oil

Grapeseed Oil is a light, moisturizing cosmetic oil that will get your hair shiny without feeling greasy. This oil will absorb fairly quickly to provide your hair with needed proteins and minerals. So, you won’t be left with heavy oils weighing down your hair.

 

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Sunflower OilBest Oils For Your Hair Type Sunflower Oil

Also, Sunflower Oil is a great choice for those with oily locks. While this oil contains nutrients that are important for healthy hair, this cosmetic oil is light and perfect for this hair type. This oil is light, easily absorbed. This means that the oils won’t cling to your hair and add to your natural oils. Plus, Sunflower Oil penetrates deep into each individual strand to ensure that all your hair has been taken care of.

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Argan OilBest Oils For Your Hair Type Argan Oil

Next, we have an oil that those with oily hair are going to love. Argan Oil is an ultralight oil that won’t leave your hair greasy. However, this doesn’t mean that this oil isn’t perfect for moisturizing your ends. This oil is perfect for hydrating, as the oil sinks in quickly and easily. This oil is able to penetrate deep into the hair to repair any damage. So, you can get the right level of moisture and shine exactly where you need it.

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Frizzy or Dry HairBest Oils For Your Hair Type Frizzy or Dry Hair

If you have dry, frizzy, or damaged hair, then you are going to need some powerful moisturizing power. Not only do you want to use nourishing conditioner, but a hair mask from time to time may be necessary. So, you may need some thicker and oils with more a more protective quality in your own hair care products.

 

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Macadamia Nut OilBest Oils For Your Hair Type Macadamia Nut Oil

Dry and frizzy hair can benefit from using Macadamia Nut Oil. This oil is perfect for the most dried out and damaged hair. Nut based oils tend to be more nourishing and this specific nut based oil is one of the richest. Since this oil is very moisturizing, you could potentially overuse this oil. It is best to use as a deep conditioning hair mask every so often. Depending on the level of dryness or heat damage that you experience would determine how much you need. This luxurious oil could work perfectly in hair mask recipes used on a weekly or biweekly basis.

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Meadowfoam Seed OilBest Oils For Your Hair Type Meadowfoam Seed Oil

This oil is great for dry or damaged hair. Both shine and moisture are added to your hair due to the oil. Not only does Meadowfoam Seed Oil lock in the moisture, but it is known to have some UV light protection against sun damage. So, this oil will be perfect for protecting your dry, damaged hair.

Best Oils For Your Hair Type LanolinBest Oils For Your Hair Type Lanolin Oil USP Liquid

If your hair has become unbearably dry, then you may want to try out Lanolin in your homemade conditioner. This ingredient is thick, but it sure does moisturize! This oil will lock in moisture and add extra protection. Also, this oil will likely be better suited for someone with thicker or even curly hair, too. It could be too greasy for some with thinner hair. But, this oil is sure to be perfect for deep, heavy moisturizing that will solve dry hair issues.

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Curly Hair

Curly hair is gorgeous, we just need to know how to care for it! Curly hair is a bit tricky because it is difficult for your natural oils to protect your hair as it grows. This leaves you with hair that is naturally dry. Further, it is nearly impossible to brush your natural oils down to where you need them. So, you are definitely in need some deep conditioning oils that will protect your hair. This means any of your hair care products should contain at least a few oils that will last and protect!

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Castor OilBest Oils For Your Hair Type Castor Oil

Castor Oil is a thicker cosmetic oil that is nice for making products for curly hair. While this oil is a bit more difficult to wash out after using, this amazing oil has the nourishment that curly hair craves. First, this oil is exceptional at drawing moisture into your hair and retaining your natural moisture, as well. So, your luscious locks will be left shiny, moisturized, and soft after a few uses! Further, castor oil will coat and protect your hair from the friction damage that comes from brushing or washing your hair. Ultimately, this oil can sometimes help reduce frizz, split ends, and add some shine.

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Avocado OilBest Oils For Your Hair Type Avocado Oil

Another great oil for moisturizing your curly hair is Avocado Oil. This lovely oil will nourish and strengthen your hair. Since curly hair needs deep moisturization, this oil is perfect! Avocado Oil will sink in and moisturize from root to tip. Furthermore, this oil can help repair damage and strengthen your strands. Plus, this oil is perfect for taming frizz, detangling, and adding shine!

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Thick HairBest Oils For Your Hair Type Thick Hair

Everyone thinks that thick hair must be a dream come true, but there are a few things you still need to worry about. While full hair is pretty great for creating gorgeous hairdos, it is a lot to manage! It takes forever to blow dry, brush, and fix. Plus, it can be difficult for moisture to get all the way down into thick hair. So, here are some oils that work well specifically for thicker hair.

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Olive Oil Best Oils For Your Hair Type Olive Oil

Olive oil is a rich ingredient that is packed full of nourishment for your hair. This oil is a deeply moisturizing oil that is full of vitamins and antioxidants. These nutrients help seal in moisture and protect your hair. This oil is not only great for moisturizing, but this oil is perfect for thick hair. As you work Olive Oil into your luscious locks, the oil will begin to nourish your hair. Plus, this hair type is better able to handle this thicker, more moisturizing oil.

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Avocado OilBest Oils For Your Hair Type Avocado Oil

Also, Avocado Oil is a great oil that could be helpful for thicker hair. This oil is full of vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, fatty acids, and biotin, which are amazing for hair care. This oil will perfectly moisturize without the downfall of leaving stiff residue on the hair. Plus, this oil is a perfect detangler, as it is naturally lubricating without making hair too greasy. So, this a great oil to help better manage all that glorious hair!

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Fine HairBest Oils For Your Hair Type Fine Hair

Whether you have thick or thin hair, you could have fine hair. Fine hair actually refers to the thickness of individual strands. This results in fine hair strands, hair that is fragile and is more susceptible to breakage. Plus, fine hair requires lighter oils for conditioning, as heavy oils will noticeably weigh down the hair. While you don’t want that to happen, it is important to still provide your hair with moisture. So, you need to know what oils would work best in your customized shampoo and conditioner recipes.

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Grapeseed Oil

We’re back again with the Grapeseed Oil! Not only is this a good hair for oily hair, but this oil will help strengthen your hair! This oil contains essential nutrients that your strands can really benefit from! Adding this cosmetic oil to your hair care products will promote hair growth and strength that is perfect for fine strands as well. After this oil is absorbed by your hair, the oil fortifies and strengthens your strands. This will prevent split ends and breaking, as well as reduce thinning hair and frizz.

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Safflower OilBest Oils For Your Hair Type Safflower Oil

Another great oil for fine hair is Safflower Oil. Safflower oil is perfect for hair growth and strengthening hair. This oil supplements the protein in your individual strands to provide extra strength that your hair needs. Since fine hair has thinner strands and is more prone to breakage, this oil is perfect for managing your hair! Also, this oil is especially great if you are trying to grow your hair out longer.

 

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Thin Hair

While everyone seems to want thicker hair, there are some perks to having thinner hair. It’s easier to control and takes less time to manage. So, your hair may not require deep, revitalizing conditioning, your hair still needs the care of nourish oils. Whether the oils that you choose are great for adding volume, moisture, or nutrients, these oils are light and perfect for thinner hair types.

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Sweet Almond OilBest Oils For Your Hair Type Sweet Almond Oil

Your hair is going to need an oil that is light and absorbs easily. So, Sweet Almond Oil is the perfect oil! While this oil is full of moisturizing power, this oil will not leave your hair feeling weighed down. This oil will absorb quickly into the hair so that it gets the nourishment it requires. However, this oil won’t leave behind a heavy coating on the surface of your strands. You can strengthen your individual strands without getting too oily.

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Sesame Seed OilBest Oils For Your Hair Type Sesame Seed Oil

Also, Sesame Seed Oil Is a perfect oil for thin hair types. This oil is non greasy and perfect for moisturizing. This oil prevents moisture loss as it conditions and leaves a soft shine to your hair. Further, this cosmetic oil is great for adding fullness and volume to both fine or thin hair types. So, this is a perfect way to moisturize and add body to your hair.

 

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Additional Hair Qualities to Consider

In addition to the different qualities that hair can have, there are various issues that could need attention. These oils have been shown to be useful for reducing some kind of issue that is common with hair. If you are experiencing hair loss, dandruff, or premature graying, then some of these oils below may be perfect for you!

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Dandruff Prone HairBest Oils For Your Hair Type Dandruff Prone Hair

A dry scalp is really a pain. Not only do you have to worry about flecks in your hair, but this dry skin can end up on clothes, too. Talk about ruining a nice occasion. But, you aren’t trapped and there is a solution! There are many moisturizing oils that are perfect for fighting dandruff. So, here are a couple great choices for your hair care.

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Safflower OilBest Oils For Your Hair Type Safflower Oil

Safflower Oil is great for improving hair growth. This oil contains rich ingredients, like oleic acid and Vitamin E, that are perfect for the scalp. Applying this oil to your scalp will provide the moisture your skin needs. This will create healthier skin on your scalp and reduce dandruff. Plus, this oil isn’t very heavy and will be easy to incorporate into hair products for all hair types.

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Olive Oil

Olive Oil is another oil that is great for moisturizing the scalp. This cosmetic oil is full of healthy, fatty acids that will both enrich and protect your hair. Plus, the vitamins that this oil contains help deal with bald patches and banish dandruff. However, realize that this oil is thick and is better suited for thicker hair. Otherwise, this oil may weigh your hair down too much.

 

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Hair Loss

It can be easy to get hair pulled out from time to time, especially with longer hair. But sometimes, you may feel like you are just losing too much. On the other hand, you could have an underlying skin issue that could be causing hair loss. So, we have a few different oils that have shown to either reduce hair loss, strengthen hair, or promote faster growth.

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Pumpkin Seed Oil

This oil has been known to be great for reducing hair loss. This oil adds essential nutrients that are important for the production of hair. These nutrients, especially zinc and magnesium, can help to not only thicken your hair but to speed up growth, too.

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Apricot Kernel Oil

Apricot Kernel Oil is a perfect oil for promoting hair growth. This oil promotes hair growth by moisturizing the scalp, lubricating the hair follicles, and preventing moisture loss. So, this oil controls the moisture level and promotes hair growth.

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Castor Oil

Also, Castor Oil is wonderful for preventing hair loss for a few reasons. First, this oil is beneficial for those with folliculitis and scalp infections, as this oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Plus, this cosmetic oil has properties that increase circulation and replenish natural oils to promote hair growth. Also, this oil will help support and strengthen your hair.

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Premature GrayingBest Oils For Your Hair Type Premature Graying

Nobody is excited for their hair to go gray. While this process will naturally happen as a person gets older, you’d definitely like to stop it from happening right now! So, we have found a few oils that have been known to slow or reduce the appearance of graying hair. While this won’t alter the natural process of hair as you age, these oils can be used to help reduce premature graying!

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Rice Bran Oil

The antioxidants and high Vitamin E content in Rice Bran Oil are very beneficial to the hair. This cosmetic oil acts as an anti-aging product for your skin. While this oil won’t dye previously existing gray hair, this oil will help prevent premature graying of hair before it happens. Thus, this oil replenishes essential nutrients in your hair.

Best Oils For Your Hair Type Sesame Seed OilBest Oils For Your Hair Type Sesame Seed Oil

Also, Sesame Seed Oil can be used to help retain your natural color for longer. By massaging this oil into your scalp you will be adding this oil’s natural properties to the base of your hair. This will slow graying by darkening your hair and helping it to remain healthy.

Best Oils For Your Hair Type

While many of these oils can benefit other hair types, categorizing these oils helps to understand their beneficial properties. Also, you may fine it most beneficial to mix oils from a few different categories depending on your unique hair type.

Also, you can try a hair conditioner base recipe of ours, such as Aloe Cucumber Hair Conditioner Recipe, Bergamot & Tarragon Hair Conditioner Recipe, or Cucumber Wasabi Cilantro Hair Conditioner Recipe. Alternatively, you can create your own recipe from scratch that incorporates the oils with the best qualities for your needs.

Jun
07

40 Coconut Oil Recipes


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40 Coconut Oil Recipes40 Coconut Oil Recipes

Check out Natures Garden’s list of 40 Coconut Oil Recipes. This list contains a wide variety of bath and body products that contain coconut oil. Since coconut oil is so good for the skin, you just have to know that these recipe are going to be great! Look below to find a perfect recipe for you that will nourish your skin and leave it feeling soft and moisturized.

40 Coconut Oil Recipes Foaming Hibiscus Scrub Recipe40 Coconut Oil Recipes Foaming Hibiscus Scrub Recipe

This amazing recipe uses coconut oil and many other amazing elements to create the best scrub ever! This recipe is a hero for dry or wrinkled skin as its ingredients are perfectly equipped to moisturize and reduce wrinkles. So, you may want to take a chance on this scrub recipe because it is absolutely the best out there.

 

40 Coconut Oil Recipes Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe40 Coconut Oil Recipes Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe

Try out another great recipe that incorporates coconut oil in this handmade soap. This cp soap is a super cute swirl recipe that includes cute mp soap bunnies poking out of the top. Plus, this recipe includes wonderful soaping oils, such as coconut oil, that are great for the skin. So, this soap is cute and effective.

 

40 Coconut Oil Recipes Shea Butter Lip Balm Recipe40 Coconut Oil Recipes Shea Butter Lip Balm Recipe

Another product that can benefit from coconut oil is lip balm! A lip care product, such as this one, needs an oil that will nourish and soften lips. So, adding coconut oil was an obvious choice as it is fairly quick to absorb and the fatty acids are wonderful for our skin. So, this is a perfect recipe for proper lip care to help your lips stay moisturized for a long time.

 

40 Coconut Oil Recipes Creamy Cocoa Craziness Cold Process Soap Recipe40 Coconut Oil Recipes Creamy Cocoa Craziness Cold Process Soap Recipe

This natural bar of soap contains quite a bit of nourishing oils and butters. Of course, a recipe that contains our Creamy Coconut Fragrance Oil is going to include some coconut oil, which is very beneficial to both the bar and your skin.

40 Coconut Oil Recipes Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe40 Coconut Oil Recipes Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe

Due to the cleansing properties of coconut oil, this ingredient worked perfectly in this cleansing scrub. Coconut oil and activated charcoal are both perfect skin cleansers and together created the perfect scrub for deep pore cleaning. Plus, let’s not forget the other skin softening ingredients.

 

 

40 Coconut Oil Recipe Sugar Cookie Whipped Body Butter Recipe40 Coconut Oil Recipe Sugar Cookie Whipped Body Butter Recipe

This whipped body butter recipe is a great homemade body product. Obviously, this recipe possesses the aroma of fresh sugar cookies that is delicious! Plus, this recipe contains skin nourishing ingredients, like Fractionated Coconut Oil, that are perfect for moisturizing the skin.

 

40 Coconut Oil Recipes Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe40 Coconut Oil Recipes Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe

This cold process soap recipe is very fun and smells amazing. Plus, the recipe uses actual wine! This addition mixes well with the Merlot wine scent and creates a unique aroma all it’s own. Plus, the recipe uses oils and butters that are great for the skin, such as coconut oil.

40 Coconut Oil Recipes Golden Clover Bath Bombs Recipe40 Coconut Oil Recipes Golden Clover Bath Bombs Recipe

Bath bomb recipes are another perfect place for coconut oil. This pretty cosmetic creation is perfect for some glamorous bath time. Not only does this product use moisturizing ingredients, but it is shimmery and so very pretty! I would highly recommend creating these bath bombs to those that enjoy pretty bath and body products.

 

40 Coconut Oil Recipes Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar Scrub Recipe40 Coconut Oil Recipes Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar Scrub Recipe

Next, we have a recipe that works perfectly for your skin. This sugar scrub is great for exfoliating and with the help of oils like coconut oil is very moisturizing. Plus, this fragrance oil has a delightful scent blend of the Vanilla Silk Fragrance Oil and the Cinnabun Type Fragrance Oil. So, this is a delightful scrub recipe that you should definitely try out!

 

40 Coconut Oil Recipes Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process Soap Recipe40 Coconut Oil Recipes Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process Soap Recipe

This swirled cp soap recipe is more than just a pretty bar of soap. We all know that it is what is on the inside that counts and this bar has got it going on. This recipe uses various ingredients that are great for the skin, such as coconut oil, and would make a wonderful batch of soap.

40 Coconut Oil Recipes Mistletoe Cold Process Soap Recipe40 Coconut Oil Recipes Mistletoe Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next, we have a cold process soap recipe that is sure to get you in the holiday spirit. Of course, we can’t let our holiday soaps be without the wonders of coconut oil, so this recipe includes the skin nourishing oils, as well! If you are wanting to create some cute soap for Christmas, then this would be the perfect choice for you!

 

40 Coconut Oil Recipes Lumps of Coal Bath Bomb Recipe40 Coconut Oil Recipes Lumps of Coal Bath Bomb Recipe

Also, you can try making this awesome holiday recipe! This bath bomb was created to look just like a lump of coal that would be perfect for the holidays. Not only is this the perfect bath bomb for Christmas, but the scent is the perfect theme, as well, which is Elf Sweat. Plus, this recipe uses skin softening oils, like coconut oil, to create the perfect bath creation!

40 Coconut Oil Recipes Herbal Soap Recipe40 Coconut Oil Recipes Herbal Soap Recipe

Another great soap recipe that includes coconut oil is the Herbal Soap Recipe. This soaping recipe combines nourishing oils, relaxing herbs and a lovely fragrance oil to create quite a nice soaping recipe. In fact, it made us so happy that we even topped it with yellow smiley faces! Try it out and we’re pretty sure that you’ll be smiling, too!

 

40 Coconut Oil Recipes Passion Massage Oil Recipe40 Coconut Oil Recipes Passion Massage Oil Recipe

Plus, you can create your very massage oil that natural and great for the skin. This recipe uses the lovely Aromatherapy Passion Fragrance Oil and real flower petals to create a very romantic massage oil. Plus, the moisturizing ingredients, like the coconut oil, are perfect for a smooth, nourishing massaging oil.

 

40 Coconut Oil Recipes Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe40 Coconut Oil Recipes Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe

Another great scrub you can try is this brown sugar scrub recipe. This product has our strong vanilla extract scent that is absolutely scrumptious. Plus, the recipe is softening and skin loving! This moisturizing ability is due in part to oils like the coconut oil that is included in this recipe! What can we can say? This oil is just wonderful for the skin!

40 Coconut Oil Recipes Lip Balm Recipe Without Beeswax 40 Coconut Oil Recipes Lip Balm Recipe Without Beeswax 

If you are in need of some great lip care and don’t want to use beeswax, then you’ve found the right recipe! This lip balm recipe has all the benefits of homemade lip balm without animal products. This recipe includes natural oils that are great for your skin, like the coconut oil, of course. This creates a lip balm that is perfect for any vegan with chapped lips!

40 Coconut Oil Recipes Lime Cupcake CP Soap Recipe40 Coconut Oil Recipes Lime Cupcake CP Soap Recipe

Next, check out a fun handmade soap recipe that uses both melt and pour soap and cp soap to create some super cute soaps! Not only are these fun soaps shaped just like yummy cupcakes, but this recipe is great for your skin! With the help of oils like the coconut oil in this recipe, these cute cupcake soaps are very nourishing for your skin!

40 Coconut Oil Recipe Natural Flavored Lubricant Recipe40 Coconut Oil Recipe Natural Flavored Lubricant Recipe

All natural coconut oil is very agreeable with our bodies  and it is safe for basically everything. In fact, you can even use this oil as a natural lubricant and not have to worry about pH issues or irritation. This oil is a perfect homemade lube recipe!

40 Coconut Oil Recipes Beer Cold Process Soap Recipe40 Coconut Oil Recipes Beer Cold Process Soap Recipe

Another creative handmade soap recipe that uses coconut oil is the Beer Cold Process Soap Recipe. Not only does this recipe utilize the wonderful properties to create a skin-loving soap batch. But, the cp soap recipe actually contains real beer to create a more authentic beer scented soap!

40 Coconut Oil Recipes Coffee Butter Scrub Recipe40 Coconut Oil Recipes Coffee Butter Scrub Recipe

This bath and body creation not only smells amazing, but it is a wonderful moisturizer, too! Above all, this buttery scrub is scented with the fabulous Cafe Mocha Fragrance Oil. Plus, this recipe is softening and smooth due to the addition of some amazing butters and oils, like coconut oil for one.

 

40 Coconut Oil Recipes Cold Fashioned Lemonade Soap Recipe40 Coconut Oil Recipes Cold Fashioned Lemonade Soap Recipe

Of course, this recipe for cold process soap uses coconut oil! It is a perfect oil for soap to add hardness to your bars and make an incredible lather. Plus, coconut oil is great for the skin. So, this recipe will be a very skin softening soap recipe.

 

40 Coconut Oil Recipes Blackberry Fizz Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe40 Coconut Oil Recipes Blackberry Fizz Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe

This adorable scrub recipe is more than just looks, it’s great for the skin, too! Plus, the scrub smells like the delicious Blackberry Fizz Fragrance Oil! Further, this pretty sugar scrub uses skin nourishing oils and butters, like coconut oil, to create a recipe that will really care for the skin.

40 Coconut Oil Recipes Tropical Lotion Recipe 40 Coconut Oil Recipes Tropical Lotion Recipe 

Another recipe that is perfect for dry hands is this one for tropical scented lotion! The recipe includes a variety of wonderful oils for your skin, including coconut oil, that your skin would thank you for! Plus, the lotion smells sweet, tropical, and absolutely lovely!

40 Coconut Oil Recipes Play Dough Soap Recipe40 Coconut Oil Recipes Play Dough Soap Recipe

Another creative recipe that you can use coconut oil in is our homemade play dough recipe! The coconut oil is used to both help the dough stay mold-able and to soften hands, as it is still a bath product. This recipe is perfect for kids to make bath time and cleaning up even more fun!

 

40 Coconut Oil Recipes Play Dough Embed Soap Recipe 40 Coconut Oil Recipes Play Dough Embed Soap Recipe 

Furthermore, you can create and mold a soap design that you can embed into a bar of melt and pour soap. Plus, this soap making recipe includes the wonderful coconut oil to add some nourishment to your skin!

40 Coconut Oil Recipes Dracula's Dentures Recipe40 Coconut Oil Recipes Dracula’s Dentures Recipe

Another fun recipe that you can create is this melt and pour soap. This is a perfect idea for a funny Halloween party decoration that can double as party favors. Plus, you can include some coconut oil into your melt and pour soap base to add some extra moisturizing power!

40 Coconut Oil Recipes Girly Girl Salve Recipe40 Coconut Oil Recipes Girly Girl Salve Recipe

Next, we have a recipe that is perfect for dry, cracked skin. This homemade salve recipe uses the clean Waterlily Fresh Mint Fragrance Oil and is very moisturizing. Plus, this recipe includes the wonderful Fractionated Coconut Oil to add to the skin healing properties of this recipe.

 

40 Coconut Oil Recipes Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap Recipe40 Coconut Oil Recipes Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap Recipe

If you love chocolate and soap, then this is the recipe for you! This soap making recipe uses the delicious aroma of hot fudge brownies to create a batch of soap that is simply irresistible. Plus, with oils like the fractionated coconut oil, this recipe is effective, too!

40 Coconut Oil Recipes Bling Lip Gloss Recipe40 Coconut Oil Recipes Bling Lip Gloss Recipe

Additionally, you can create a wonderful product for lip care. This recipe uses both the lip balm base and coconut oil. While the base is perfectly moisturizing, adding the extra moisturizing strength can only help! Not only is this recipe skin softening, but is flavored with the delicious Strawberry Sorbet Flavor Oil.

40 Coconut Oil Recipes Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap Recipe40 Coconut Oil Recipes Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap Recipe

Another interesting soap making recipe is the Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap Recipe. This recipe is perfectly moisturizing with wonderful ingredients like coconut oil. Plus, this recipe uses real pumpkin puree in the soap! Thus, this recipe is as pumpkin as you can get!

40 Coconut Oil Recipes Citrus Peel Salt Scrub Recipe40 Coconut Oil Recipes Citrus Peel Salt Scrub Recipe

This salt scrub is perfect for exfoliating and moisturizing the body. The coconut oil and other skin loving ingredients are perfect for tackling the most dry hands. Plus, the aroma is a fresh citrus blend of grapefruit fragrance with orange and lemon herb powders. Overall, this creates a scrub that is wonderful for the skin and smells wonderfully clean.

40 Coconut Oil Recipes Fruit Frenzy Cold Process Soap Recipe40 Coconut Oil Recipes Fruit Frenzy Cold Process Soap Recipe

This recipe for cold process soap is fruity and tons of fun! Not only is there a fragrance of fresh fruit, but there are fruit powders added, as well.  Plus, the recipe includes lovely, skin softening oils, such as coconut oil! So, this recipe would be a wonderful choice for soap makers.

40 Coconut Oil Recipes Rose Lotion Recipe40 Coconut Oil Recipes Rose Lotion Recipe

This lotion is softening and lovely with a scent of fresh roses. This recipe uses coconut oil and other oils that great for the skin. Plus, this lotion uses an infusion of real rose buds to create a more full rose scent with the rose fragrance oil.

40 Coconut Oil Recipes Doggy Shampoo Cold Process Soap Recipe40 Coconut Oil Recipes Doggy Shampoo Cold Process Soap Recipe

If you have a dog with sensitive skin or just want to create a super cute pet shampoo, then you’ll want to check this recipe out! This dog shampoo bar uses nourishing oils, like coconut oil, that are great for your pet’s skin. Plus, this soap will leave the lovely scent of our Sage Leaf Fragrance Oil!

40 Coconut Oil Recipes Hippies & Hemp Cold Process Soap Recipe40 Coconut Oil Recipes Hippies & Hemp Cold Process Soap Recipe

This cannabis scented soap full of peace, love, and skin-loving oils. This recipe uses tons of great butters and oils, which includes the lovely coconut oil, to create an amazing loaf of soap!

40 Coconut Oil Recipes Cucumber Cream Recipe40 Coconut Oil Recipes Cucumber Cream Recipe

Another great way to use coconut oil to moisturize is this hand cream recipe. This skin care recipe is perfect for your skin and contains plenty of great oils and butters. Plus, the recipe has a light, clean scent that is a perfect lotion scent.

 

40 Coconut Oil Recipes Baby Shower Cold Process Soap Recipe40 Coconut Oil Recipes Baby Shower Cold Process Soap Recipe

Get ready for a recipe that will leave your skin baby soft! Treat someone you care about to this lovely, moisturizing soap. This soap will contain amazing oils, like coconut oil, that will leave your skin soft and supple.

40 Coconut Oil Recipes Super Easy Lip Gloss Recipe40 Coconut Oil Recipes Super Easy Lip Gloss Recipe

This lip balm recipe is very easy and only uses a few ingredients. There is a lip balm base, some additional coconut oil, and the Juicy Orange Flavoring. These ingredients create a lip balm recipe that is super easy and makes a great softening lip care product.

40 Coconut Oil Recipes Cleopatra Heavy Cream Cold Process Soap Recipe40 Coconut Oil Recipes Cleopatra Heavy Cream Cold Process Soap Recipe

This recipe creates a soap fit for a queen! The soap will use wonderful oils, like coconut oil, and heavy whipping cream to create a creamier bar of soap. These soaps will be perfect for alleviating dry skin. Also, let’s not forget to mention how wonderful it smells with the inclusion of Queen of the Nile Fragrance Oil.

40 Coconut Oil Recipes Flavored Massage Oil Recipe40 Coconut Oil Recipes Flavored Massage Oil Recipe

This massage oil is simple to create but very effective! This recipe is perfect for massages, as the coconut oil provides a smooth feel and is all natural. Plus, the flavoring oil adds to the massage oil fun!

 

Feb
22

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe


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Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe

Activated Charcoal Scrub RecipeAnd so my obsession with activated charcoal continues.  Our next activated charcoal bath and body recipe is an activated charcoal scrub recipe.  This homemade scrub recipe includes Natures Garden’s activated charcoal powder, shea butter, coconut oil and jojoba oil just to name a few ingredients.  Let me tell you this emulsified sugar scrub recipe is fantastic.  It left my skin feeling soft and silky!  I will be making this one again for sure.

Now, if you haven’t made your own emulsified scrub before, no worries, I will walk you through each step!  You might be asking yourself, what is an emulsified scrub?  How is it different from a regular sugar scrub?  Well, an emulsified sugar scrub contains, in this case, Natures Garden’s traditional emulsifying wax.  This ingredient will emulsify, or mix, the oils with the sugar without any separation.  Have you ever made a scrub only to later have the oil separate out and sit at the top of the jar?  This is likely to happen without an emulsifier in the mix.  This tutorial will show you exactly how to avoid that problem.  In addition, it has activated charcoal included.  Activated charcoal is known to be a fabulous detoxifying agent.  It is currently my favorite ingredient to add when creating handmade soap and cosmetic recipes.

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Activated Charcoal Powder
Coconut Oil 76
Macadamia Nut Oil
Shea Butter
Mango Butter
Emulsifying Wax Traditional
White Beeswax Pastilles 
Jojoba Oil
Black Linen and Amber Fragrance Oil
Optiphen Preservative
Arrowroot Powder
Vitamin E Oil
Vegetable Glycerin
Thermometer
8 oz. Black Double Wall Jars
89/400 Black Smooth Dome Lids
Natures Garden Apron

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need

Pots (to create a double boiler)
Mixing bowls
Mixing spoons
Rubber Spatula
Scale
White Granulated Sugar

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Total Recipe Weights

153 grams Coconut Oil 76
128 grams Macadamia Nut Oil
83 grams Shea Butter
70 grams Mango Butter
63 grams Emulsifying Wax Traditional
23 grams Jojoba Oil
20 grams Black Linen and Amber Fragrance Oil
17 grams Arrowroot Powder
14 grams White Beeswax Pastilles
6 grams Vitamin E Oil
6 grams Optiphen Preservative
6 grams Activated Charcoal
12 grams Vegetable Glycerin
765 grams of White Granulated Sugar

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Before You Begin

Before you begin, you will want to prepare your supplies and equipment.  Clean and sanitize your work area, all of your packaging material, and utensils you will be using.  Additionally, you will want to wear an apron, a hairnet, and gloves when preparing this activated charcoal recipe.  Also, go ahead and melt your coconut oil 76.  Coconut oil will be in a solid state at temperatures above 76 degrees but will be liquid below that temperature.  So, it will be pretty easy to melt it.  Place your bottle of coconut oil in a bowl of warm tap water.

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Melting Your Oils

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Melting Your Oils

 

First, you will need your scale.  Then, with you scale set to grams, weigh out 128 grams of your macadamia nut oil, 83 grams of shea butter, 70 grams mango butter, 63 grams emulsifying wax traditional, 23 grams jojoba oil, and 14 grams of white beeswax pastilles.  Then, use a double boiler to melt the oils, butters, and waxes.  While you are waiting for them to melt move to the next step.

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Prepare the Other Ingredients

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Prepare the Other Ingredients

 

You will once again need your scale and a large mixing bowl.  Also, you will need the sugar.  Next, weigh out 765 grams of white granulated sugar.  Go ahead and set this aside for the moment.  You will need it in a future step.

 

 

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Prepare the Other Ingredients

 

Now, we will prepare the activated charcoal.  Before we add the activated charcoal to the scrub, we are going to add vegetable glycerin.  This will help your charcoal powder disperse evenly throughout the scrub without clumping.  So, use your scale to weigh out 6 grams of activated charcoal.  Then, add 16 grams of vegetable glycerin.  Mix the ingredients until you have a smooth paste like consistency.  Also, set this off to the side, we will come back to it.

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Putting it All Together

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Putting it All Together
Next, once the oils have melted, remove them from the heat.  Then, let the temperature drop a bit.  You want the temperature of the oils to come down to between 120 degrees Fahrenheit to 140 degrees Fahrenheit.  Then, add 6 grams of your Optiphen Preservative.  Mix well to incorporate the Optiphen.  I should note, the temperature is extremely important for this step.  If it is above 140 degrees Fahrenheit, you will burn off the preservative. If it is below 120 degrees, the preservative will separate from the scrub.

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Putting it All Together

 

Then, add 17 grams of arrowroot powder.  Mix the arrowroot powder into the oils thoroughly.  Next, add 6 grams Vitamin E Oil, 20 grams of Black Linen and Amber Fragrance Oil.  Again, stir to incorporate all of the ingredients.

 

 

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Putting it All Together

 

Now, we will put everything together.  You will need the bowl containing the sugar.  Slowly pour the oils into the bowl of sugar.  Use a spatula to mix the sugar and oils.

 

 

 

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Putting it All Together

 

Once they are mixed together, add the activated charcoal you prepared earlier.  Then, stir the activated charcoal into the mixture.  Finally, allow the scrub to come to room temperature before moving on to the next step.  The activated charcoal scrub will thicken as it cools.

 

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Adding the Scrubs in the Jars

Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe Adding the Scrubs in the Jars

 

Lastly, we will be adding the scrub to the jars.  You will need four of your 8 ounce black double wall jars.  In addition, you will need four black dome lids 89/400.  Use a spatula or spoon to scoop the scrub into the 8 ounce jars.  Then, place a black dome lid on top of each jar.

 

 

Finally, when using your scrub, scoop a small amount of the activated charcoal scrub out of the jar.  Then, apply it to your face and use your fingers to scrub away.  Then, simply rinse the scrub off with warm water and a washcloth.  We hope that you enjoy Natures Garden’s activated charcoal scrub recipe.  For even more cosmetic, soap, and candle recipes, check out our recipe box.  Also, let us know what you have been up to!  Post pics of your handmade projects on our Facebook page.  You can also tag us on Instagram or Twitter @ngscents.

 

 

Jul
08

What is Trace in Soap Making?


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What is trace in soap makingWhat is Trace in Soap Making?

What is trace? Baby, don’t blend me; don’t stir me, just pour. Trace is when you’ve reached emulsion- your oils are blended with your lye mixture and are no longer capable of separating. How can you tell when your mixture is at trace? The easiest way is to use your stirring utensil: hold it a few inches above your mixing container and move it back and forth. If the soap batter dripping off the stirring utensil leaves little lines that sit on top of the mixture in the bowl- that’s trace. It can be difficult to capture in photographs, but you’ll know it when you see it in motion.

heavy traceSo I reach trace and that’s it? Well, yes and no. There are different degrees of trace, but the important thing to remember is that once a mixture has reached trace- it’s only going to continue to solidify from there. Light trace is considered the bare minimum. Light trace is helpful when you’re looking to make swirls or other designs that require easily pourable, almost-liquid soap. Moderate trace is in the goopmiddle and means you’re ready to pour your soap into the mold. Heavy trace is when your soap gets thick. The picture above shows heavy trace. A soap batter at heavy trace is resistant to change shape and almost impossible to pour into a mold. Heavy trace may result in the need to scoop your soap into the mold, seen in the photo on the left. Not a pretty sight. Work quickly to ensure the soap does not set before you are ready.

What Causes Different Levels of Trace?

Trace can be affected both by your ingredients and your blending method.

Ingredients:

  • ‘Hard’ oils, including palm oil and coconut oil, and butters will reach trace much faster. Using softer oils such as olive oil or canola will decrease the speed of trace, but your end product soap will be much softer. Increasing the amount of oil to superfat your recipe will also slow down trace. (Be careful not to add too much or you’ll have an excess of unreacted oils.)
  • In addition, fragrance oils can accelerate trace. (Check out our CP Soap Testing results to see how our fragrance oils perform in the CP soaping process.)
  • Inversely, the more water you use, the slower your soap will reach trace. A water discount (using less water than the recipe called for) will accelerate trace and is recommended for only advanced soapers when they see fit.

Blending:

  • The speed at which you blend can accelerate trace. Using a stick blender as opposed to stirring manually with a spatula will increase the speed of the reaction and trace will be reached faster. If you suspect that the mixture will accelerate, stir it manually to slow the rate of trace.
  • Furthermore, the temperature at which you blend your ingredients will affect trace. Higher temperatures accelerate trace. If you wish to slow down trace, let your lye mixture cool down to about 100 degrees Fahrenheit before you add it to your oils.
  • The order also matters. If the fragrance oil you’re using is known to have a tendency to accelerate trace, be sure to add it last, after you’ve made your soap mixture and added any colorant, and be ready to move.

False Trace

All this talk about trace and the need to rush your soap process may have you running around like a chicken with its head cut off- but BEWARE FALSE TRACE. False trace usually occurs when oils in your mixture begin to cool down and solidify without going through emulsion or saponification. So, much like Goldilocks, you don’t want your mixture to be too hot or too cold, but juuuuust right.

Ahhh!

I know it seems like a lot- but if you pay attention to the factors listed here- you should be alright. Remember to have all of your ingredients ready before you start soaping (always, but especially) in case of any unexpected trace acceleration. You can do this, I promise. And if something goes wrong, you can always melt down your soap and try again. Thanks for reading and happy soaping!

Jul
02

Coconut Oil 76 in CP Soap


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Coconut-Oil-76-in-CP-SoapCoconut Oil 76 in CP Soap

You’ll go coco-nuts for coconut oil 76 in CP soap. What does the ’76’ mean? It simply denotes that this type of coconut oil has a melting point of 76 degrees Fahrenheit. Coconut oil has many beneficial properties for use in all sorts of products–it’s even edible!!–but for our purposes, we’re going to discuss coconut oil 76 in CP soap. (Please do NOT attempt to eat the soap.)

Coco Clean

Our cold process soap testing recipe features coconut oil as the second most abundant ingredient (by weight) after water. Rightfully so, for you see, coconut oil is comprised primarily of lauric and myristic fatty acids which are characterized in soap-making by providing cleansing properties, a bubbly lather, and hardness. Coco-o is a surfactant, meaning it reduces the surface tension of a liquid when it is dissolved, allowing the dirt and impurities to be rinsed off of the skin.

Coco Cream

In addition, the high content of saturated fat serves to give coconut oil a higher SAP value (the number of milligrams of lye that is needed to completely saponify, or turn into soap, one gram of a specific oil, butter, or fat. — Lye, while generally thought of as a bad guy, is a necessary evil for the saponification process. Always remember to follow safety procedures when handling lye. [Add lye to water, the mixture will get hotter; add water to lye, you’ll probably die]). Remember that rhyme to ensure safety.  While you will likely NOT actually DIE, you can certainly get hurt from the lye volcano you will create if you add water to lye.  SO… Don’t ever do that!  Always add your lye to your water.  The high SAP value of coco-o helps to superfat the soap (the amount of lye used is less than the given SAP value), giving it a nice, creamy texture and more lather ability. You can thank coconut oil for making your homemade CP soap clean and bubbly.

Coco – What the heck does that mean?

Furthermore, coconut oil serves as an emulsion stabilizer. What the heck does that mean? You may already know, but I just learned about this today, so I’m going to recap for myself and the benefit of anyone out there who’s not entirely sure. An emulsion is a mixture of two things that don’t really want to go together– for instance, oil and water. Water is the number one ingredient (by weight) in our CP soaps, and just about everything else is some type of oil (apricot kernel oil, castor oil, sunflower oil, palm oil, fragrance oil, and- of course- coconut oil 76). An emulsion stabilizer helps to keep this mixture from separating. This means, not only will it help hold your soap together, it will also help hold the fragrance. (Don’t worry, the coconut oil itself has been refined so it is odorless. Unless you ARE looking for a coconut fragrance in your soap. If so, we’ve got ten coconutrelated scents you may enjoy using!)

Coco No-no

Oh, wow, you’re thinking. Coconut oil 76 in CP soap is so great, I want to use as much of it as possible! And of course you do, but how much is too much?  A typical soap recipe calls for 20-30% coconut oil. It’s important not to use more than 30% coconut oil. Why? Is it possible to be TOO clean? The excess coconut oil 76 in CP soap will interact with the natural oils on your skin and dry it right out. But if you use the appropriate amount of coconut oil, it works in the soap to help clean skin and even reduce inflammation.

Cococonclusion

Coconut oil 76 in CP soap is awesome as long as you’re careful not to use too much in your recipe. So go ahead– what are you waiting for? Follow the links above to purchase coconut oil 76 and other ingredients for our CP soap testing recipe or one of our other fun CP soap recipes. Browse our wide array of fragrance oils to find a scent that you love. Thanks for reading and happy soaping!

Jan
26

Goat’s Milk Soap


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goats milk soapGoat’s Milk Soap

Hi everybody! Hope you’re all having an awesome day! For all you melt and pour soapers out there, what is your favorite kind to use? Maybe it’s Shea Butter or Diamond Clear? Have you ever tried our Goat’s Milk Soap? This is one amazing melt and pour soap, and one that you should definitely be using for any upcoming projects and creations you may be working towards! Goat’s Milk is a wonderful kind of melt and pour soap, and one that we just happen to have many free recipes for! Make sure to try all of these out as soon as possible!

Are you curious as to all of the ingredients in Goat’s Milk soap? Allow me to explain! Goat’s Milk melt and pour soap includes the following: coconut oil, palm oil, titanium dioxide, sunflower oil, purified water, sodium cocoate, sodium myristate, sodium stearate, vegetable glycerin, Germall Plus, and of course goat’s milk. Each of these ingredients brings its own special purpose to the soap!

Coconut Oil: Coconut oil actually helps to soften and smooth your skin.

Palm Oil: Palm oil helps to bring a great lather to the soap as well as working to help harden the soap. It also helps to remove oils and dirt from your skin.

Titanium Dioxide: Titanium dioxide works to whiten the soap and can sometimes be used as a wonderful sunscreen, helping to protect the skin from any harmful UVA and UVB rays.

Sunflower Oil: Sunflower oil is great for treating many skin conditions like eczema and acne. It also works to help the skin retain moisture.

Purified Water: Purified water is another great treatment for skin conditions, helping to treat psoriasis, eczema, and acne. It also helps to hydrate and soften your skin.

Sodium Cocoate: (derives from coconut oil) Sodium cocoate works as a surfactant, helping to cleanse the skin and making it easier to remove oils and dirt.

Sodium Myristate: (the sodium salt derived from myristic acid) Sodium Myristate removes dirt and cleanses the skin, working as an emulsifying agent.

Sodium Stearate: (the sodium salt that comes from stearic acid) Sodium stearate works as another surfactant to make it easier to remove dirt and grime.

Vegetable Glycerin: Vegetable glycerin keeps the skin moisturized and cool, and also pulls in oxygen.

Germall Plus: Germall Plus works as a natural preservative for your soap.

Goat’s Milk: Goat’s Milk helps with treating many skin conditions like acne, reduces inflammation, and soothes damaged and dry skin. It also softens the skin as well as working as a natural moisturizer.

 

Are you just dying to try out our Goat’s Milk soap now? Check out some of our awesome recipes made with our Goat’s Milk soap! When you go to our Goat’s Milk Melt and Pour Soap page, click on the little “Recipe” tab above the picture. This will show you all of our free recipes made with goat’s milk soap, like our Floating Noah’s Ark Soap, our Solid Sugar Scrub, our Raspberry Zinger Bath Fizzies, and many many more! Make sure to check out all the rest of our free classes and recipes as well! Please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Nature’s Garden if you have any thoughts, questions, or concerns, and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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