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Aug
29

Goat Milk Soap Recipes


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Goat's Milk Soap RecipesGoat Milk Soap Recipes

Goat’s milk soap is one of Natures Garden most popular soap bases. Like many of our other soap bases, the goat milk soap base is SLS free, without any added detergents, and gluten free.  Below, you will find our favorite goat milk soap recipes.  These are recipe loves by both soaping veterans and those just starting out!

Goat Milk Soap Recipes Solid Sugar Scrub RecipeGoat Milk Soap Recipes Solid Sugar Scrub Recipe

First, Natures Garden has a fabulous recipe the provides exfoliation for your skin. Also, it makes thirty solid sugar scrubs. Made with only four ingredients including Goat’s Milk Melt and Pour Soap, olive oil, and FUN soap colorants. Finally, Natures Garden scented this homemade recipe with Victorian Rose Fragrance Oil, which is a wonderful blend of fresh cut roses with base notes of white musk and amber. A perfect aroma for your homemade recipe!

 

Goat Milk Soap Recipes Valentine's Day Bouquet RecipeGoat Milk Soap Recipes Valentine’s Day Bouquet Recipe

A super clever recipe from Natures Garden for Valentine’s Day. An assortment of soaps and aroma bead ornaments on sticks. Natures Garden scented this assortment with Angel Love Fragrance Oil, Dare to be Sexy Fragrance Oil, and Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance Oil. A perfect mixture of fragrance oils. However, you can always add your own twist to the recipe by varying the colors and scents.

 

Goat Milk Soap Recipes Coconut Lime Verbana Soap Bowl RecipeGoat Milk Soap Recipes Coconut Lime Verbana Soap Recipe

Next, we have a recipe you have probably never seen anywhere else. Coconut Lime Verbena Soap Recipe will make about two coconut lime verbana scented soap bowls. These coconut scented soap dishes are colored with Natures Garden FUN soap colorants. They are perfect for guest bathrooms as the soap squares are perfect for single uses.

 

 

Goat Milk Soap Recipes Coffee Melt and Pour Soap RecipeGoat Milk Soap Recipes Coffee Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Now, for all you coffee lovers, Natures Garden has an awesome Coffee Melt and Pour Soap Recipe! Scented with Natures Garden Fresh Brewed Coffee World’s Best Fragrance Oil, you will have a coffee scented homemade soap. Not only will your skin smell like coffee, but it uses real coffee ground to exfoliate and refresh your skin.

 

 

Goat Milk Soap Recipes Heart Soaps with Love Message RecipeGoat Milk Soap Recipes Heart Soaps with Love Message Recipe

Another great recipe from Natures Garden is for Valentines Day. The best part of this homemade soap recipe is we found a way to creatively put a laminated love message. Scented with Passionate Kisses Fragrance Oil, this heart shaped soap will leave your skin with a wonderful aroma of blackberry, raspberry, and fresh strawberries. Followed by mid notes of coconut milk and freshly picked roses. Ending in bottom notes of amber musk and Egyptian vanilla. A perfect fragrance oil for homemade soap!

Goat Milk Soap Recipes Floating Noah's Ark Soap RecipeGoat Milk Soap Recipes Floating Noah’s Ark Soap Recipe

If you are looking for an inspiring soap recipe, Natures Garden has just what you are looking for. This homemade recipe makes about two Noah’ Ark soaps. Also, this is a super colorful soap recipe that uses Natures Garden FUN soap colors. Not only does this soap float in the bath tub, it scented with God’s Love Fragrance Oil. This kid approved floating goat milk soap recipe is sure to have your kids begging to take a bath!

 

Goat Milk Soap Recipes Watermelon Soap Recipe Goat Milk Soap Recipes Watermelon Soap Recipe

Next, the perfect homemade summer soap recipe. These watermelon soaps look good enough to eat! Watermelon Soap Recipe uses our round loaf mold to create true to life watermelon slice soap. Scented with Pink Watermelon Fragrance Oil, will leave behind an aroma of fresh and crisp watermelon. This goat milk soap recipe by Natures Garden is smell and look amazing!

 

Goat Milk Soap Recipes Chocolate Orchid Melt and Pour RecipeGoat Milk Soap Recipes Chocolate Orchid Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Who doesn’t love chocolate? Here is a great chocolate scented homemade soap recipe. Scented with Chocolate Orchid Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden. Also colored with FUN soap colorants ultramarine violet and brown oxide. This soap loaf contains chocolate swirl embeds for a fun detail in this chocolate goat milk soap recipe!

 

 

Goat Milk Soap Recipes Soap Frosting RecipeGoat Milk Soap Recipes Soap Frosting Recipe

Next, is another super cute and easy homemade goat milk soap recipe from Natures Garden. This simple whipped soap recipe will show you how to make melt and pour soap frosting. This wonderful soap cupcake is scented in the wonderful buttery and vanilla aroma of Buttercream Fragrance Oil.  Now, let your imagination soar when choosing your FUN soap colorants to add to your homemade soap.  Lastly, don’t forget to add your sprinkles on top!

 

Goat Milk Soap Recipes Cinnanut Coffee Soap RecipeGoat Milk Soap Recipes Cinnanut Coffee Soap Recipe

Now, a three layered homemade soap recipe that will fill your bathroom with the wonderful aroma of coffee. Scented with Natures Garden Cinnanut Columbian Cafe Fragrance Oil, this soap is perfect for the coffee lovers in your life. In addition, it is made with Goat’s Milk and Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap, whipped soap base, and vegetable glycerin. Also, this homemade recipe is colored with Natures Garden FUN soap brown oxide and black oxide colorants.

Goat Milk Soap Recipes Lemon Meringue Pie Soap RecipeGoat Milk Soap Recipes Lemon Meringue Pie Soap Recipe

Next, a lemon pie soap using the lemon lime mold from flexiblemolds.com. This fun handcrafted soap uses the Imagine Base to create the fluffy meringue portion of this soap. In addition, it is scented with none other than Natures Garden Lemon Meringue Pie Fragrance Oil. Another goat milk soap recipe that is as easy as pie!

 

 

Goat Milk Soap Recipes Snowball Soap RecipeGoat Milk Soap Recipes Snowball Soap Recipe

Now, just in time for the winter months, Natures Garden Snowball Soap Recipe is wonderful! This homemade soap is made with an amazing essential oil blend of Lavandin essential oil and Peppermint essential oil. Also, this recipe makes is topped with our whipped soap base for a snow effect. Then, it’s glittered and topped with snowflakes for a beautiful glistening snowflake look. This wonderful soap will keep your skin feeling soft and keep it moisturized during those cold winter days.

Goat Milk Soap Recipes Raspberry Zinger Bath Fizzies RecipeGoat Milk Soap Recipes Raspberry Zinger Bath Fizzies Recipe

Everyone loves bath fizzies! This wonderful aroma of Raspberry Zinger Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden will fill your bath water with notes of; sweet raspberry and toasted coconut. And middle notes of buttercream frosting. Followed by bottom notes of freshly baked yellow sponge cake. In addition, this bath bomb recipe will show you how to make a rolled bath bomb.  Then, slice the Raspberry Zinger Bath Fizzies to make nine bath bomb. Plenty enough to share, if you choose to!

Goat Milk Soap Recipes Dracula's Dentures RecipeGoat Milk Soap Recipes Dracula’s Dentures Recipe

Then, we have a fun homemade soap recipe for all ages that is perfect for Halloween. Our Dracula’s Dentures recipe makes about four denture cups and uses Natures Garden’s Vampire Teeth Mold. While using this homemade soap recipe, you will get an aroma of fruits of nectar and exotic florals, blended with sweet vanilla and honey. Lunar Eclipse Fragrance Oil is the best fragrance oil for all types of soap. This unique recipe is perfect for Halloween or any time of year as a fun craft to do with the kids!

Goat Milk Soap Recipes Cold Fashioned Lemonade Soap RecipeGoat Milk Soap Recipes Cold Fashioned Lemonade Soap Recipe

Next, we have a fragrance fun recipe from Natures Garden’s own, Bailey. Bailey created this lemonade cold process soap with goat’s milk melt and pour soap ice cube embeds. This summer fun homemade soap recipe is scented with our Lemon Sugar Fragrance Oil. This lemon scent has been a long time favorite among cp soap makers.

 

 

Goat Milk Soap Recipes Psychedelic Suds Soap RecipeGoat Milk Soap Recipes Psychedelic Suds Soap Recipe

Now, look how colorful this awesome homemade melt and pour soap is! Of course colored with many of Natures Garden FUN Soap Colorants including neon pink, neon green, neon yellow, neon blue, and neon orange colorant. In addition, we used diamond clear melt and pour soap for the base to give it the see through appearance. Finally, we with goat milk melt and pour soap topped it with layers of neon colors for a psychedelic look. Natures Garden scented this homemade soap recipe with Aloha Fragrance Oil to give off the aroma of tropical delight that combines sweet coconut and juicy island fruits with exotic, and delightfully fragrant native flora of tiare and plumeria flowers. Perfect fragrance oil for your homemade soap.

Goat Milk Soap Recipes Peppermint Fluff Soap RecipeGoat Milk Soap Recipes Peppermint Fluff Soap Recipe

Our next goats milk soap recipe from Natures Garden uses a fun swirled embed scented with a strong and sweet vanilla peppermint aroma. This recipe will make about one full heaped loaf. Made with goat milk melt and pour soap as the base and whipped soap base on top. Scented with Peppermint Fluff Fragrance Oil, it will leave your skin with a cool and refreshing aroma!

Goat Milk Soap Recipes Floating Ducky Melt and Pour Soap RecipeGoat Milk Soap Recipes Floating Ducky Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Now, look how cute! A super fun and easy homemade soap recipe that actually floats in the bath tub! This rubber ducky soap is perfect for a baby shower favor or even just for your little one’s bath time. We have scented this melt and pour soap recipe with Baby Clean Fragrance Oil. With the addition of whipped soap base to help this soap float, this recipe is just what you have been looking for! You can even get creative and make multiple different scented ducky soaps. Maybe use our Baby Powder fragrance oil, new born baby Fragrance Oil, or Bed Time Baby Fragrance Oil.

Goat Milk Soap Recipes 4 Leaf Clover Layered Soap RecipeGoat Milk Soap Recipes 4 Leaf Clover Layered Soap Recipe

Next, a great homemade soap recipe for St. Patty’s Day. This mp soap recipe will show you how to make 4 leaf clover layered soap. Natures Garden went green with this one using all of our green FUN Soap Colorants including neon green, lime green, kelly green, and teal soap colorant to make the layers for this homemade soap recipe. In addition, we scented the clover soap with 4 Leaf Clover Fragrance Oil. This is a wonderful aroma with a floral ozony blend of clover, green grass, with hints of fresh cut wisteria. This is a quick and festive Saint Patrick’s Day soap projects that even the kids can help with.

Goat Milk Soap Recipes Carrot Cupcake Soap RecipeGoat Milk Soap Recipes Carrot Cupcake Soap Recipe

If you are intrigued by the aroma of our Carrot Cupcake Fragrance Oil that contains juicy bursts of citrus spiced with clove, nutmeg, carrot, cinnamon and bay leaf and comforting vanilla extract, Natures Garden has a great homemade soap recipe for you. This soap cupcake recipe can be made as either large cupcakes or even in a mini cupcake version. These carrot scented creations are a real treat and they are easy to make! Using pumpkin pie spice blend powder to top off the handmade soap frosting, it’s sure to be a sweet and spicy treat for your body without the added calories!

Cinnabun Melt and Pour Soap RecipeGoat Milk Soap Recipes Cinnabun Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Next, we have our Cinnabun Melt and Pour Soap Recipe.  It uses embeds throughout the soap and is topped with rolled soap to look just like cinnamon buns.  This goat’s milk mp soap uses our Cinnabun Type Fragrance Oil, which if you haven’t tried this scent, you’re missing out.  It has all of the amazing spice of cinnamon along with the warm vanilla icing topping, then, it’s baked to perfection with a warm buttery dough.

 

Goat Milk Soap Recipes Fresh Fallen Leaves Soap RecipeGoat Milk Soap Recipes Fresh Fallen Leaves Soap Recipe

Finally, Natures Garden has a wonderful homemade fall soap recipe created by our very own, Melissa! The mp soap recipe will show you how to make Fresh Fallen Leaves scented soap. Also, the little leaves on top of the soap are made with a dime size leaf mold from flexible molds. This tree inspired soap loaf made with both diamond clear and goat’s milk melt and pour soap. This must have for your autumn bath and body product line.

Don’t be shy! Show us your finished handcrafted soap you made with Natures Garden products! We would love to see them and see what tweaks you made to make it your own. Show us your creations on our Facebook page or tag us on Instagram @ngscents. We hope you have fun making these homemade soaps your very own!

Aug
16

Almond Body Cream Recipe


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Almond Body Cream Recipe Almond Body Cream Recipe

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

Almond Body Cream Recipe Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Shea Butter

Stearic Acid

Silky Emulsifying Wax

Sweet Almond Oil

Macadamia Nut Oil

Optiphen – Preservative

Vitamin E Oil (Tocopherol T-50) Natural

Almond Fragrance Oil

8 oz. Clear PET Jar

White Straight Lid Smooth 70/400

Thermometer

Almond Body Cream Recipe Other Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need

Distilled Water

Mixing Bowl

Stainless Steel Spoon

Stovetop

(2) Pots

Spatula

Stick Blender

Scale

Almond Body Cream a Closer Look at the Ingredients Used

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Almond Body Cream Recipe Total Recipe Weights for All Ingredients

706 grams Distilled Water

36 grams Macadamia Nut Oil

80 grams Sweet Almond Oil

48 grams Silky Emulsifying Wax

16 grams Stearic Acid

20 grams Shea Butter

10 grams Vitamin E Oil

14 grams Optiphen Preservative

12 grams Almond Fragrance Oil

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Almond Body Cream Recipe Phase 4: The Cool Down Phase

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Jan
26

Smelly Jelly Kit


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Smelly Jelly Kit Smelly Jelly Kit

Who doesn’t love room scents? The power to make your space any way you see fit, whether it be calming, fun, or simply delicious, is amazing! So, it’s no wonder why room scenting products have such a great allure for many people. Candles are a big and obvious option, but this doesn’t mean they are the only option. There are plenty of other potential creations just as able and worthy of scenting our homes. One such alternative option to candles are Smelly Jelly Jars! These easy creations don’t take much effort or many ingredients, but smell great and look absolutely adorable! Whether you are worried about leaving a burning candle in your home, don’t have the time to create a candle with your favorite scent, or are looking for a new way to scent your space, this Smelly Jelly Kit is a great way to begin to great alternative room scenting products!

Smelly Jelly Kit Ingredients from Natures Garden
Natures Garden’s Smelly Jelly Kit

Smelly Jelly Kit Provided Ingredients Within the Kit

Smelly Jelly Kit Provided Ingredients Within the Kit

 

 

 

 

 

12 ounce Smelly Jelly Jars – 6

Daisy Cut Lids for the Smelly Jelly Jars – 6

Seals for the Smelly Jelly Jar – 6

Smelly Jelly Crystals – 1 pound

1 Ounce Fragrance Oils – 4

Da Bomb Soap Dye – 2 colors

Complete Instructions

Smelly Jelly Kit Other Ingredients Needed

Scale

Dye Free and Unscented Liquid Soap

1 Tablespoon

½ Tablespoon

1 Teaspoon

Spoon

Smelly Jelly Kit Prepare and Sanitize

Make sure that you have sanitized your work space for this project so you have enough room to work and simple mistakes will be easier to avoid. Additionally, you will want to have all of your supplies and ingredients nearby and easily accessible to avoid time sensitive mistakes. Make sure that you have all of the supplies needed for this kit cleaned and ready to use. Also, have all of the ingredients that are not included in your kit ready and nearby. While this recipe is fairly simple, you can be led to create an imperfect productive by using dirty utensils or leaving your half finished product to search for ingredients.

Smelly Jelly Kit Making Instructions

Once you complete the first step you will want to make sure that you work quickly. Since many of the ingredients will need to disperse evenly, they need to be added before the smelly jelly crystals absorb all the water. This is so you are able to mix your ingredients well before the crystals swell entirely and make it more difficult to mix. Otherwise, you may have some issues with your finished product, whether it be that the fragrance didn’t disperse or that the color is concentrated in only one area of the jar. Thus, we’d recommend that you read through all the directions to understand what you will be doing and make your process slightly faster.

We should also note, when cleaning up make sure you do not put any smelly jelly crystals down your drain.  You want to place any lingering crystals in your garbage can.  Smelly jellies can hold up to 400 times their weight in water.  While they are biodegradable, they can clog your drain just because of the amount of water they can absorb.  So, just use caution.  Should you accidentally get some in your drain, simply pour table salt down your drain.  This should help to unclog it.

Smelly Jelly Kit Hydrating the Smelly Jelly Crystals

Smelly Jelly Kit Hydrating the Smelly Jelly CrystalsThe first step is to add the warm water and the smelly jelly crystals to one of the jars. Initially, we are going to fill up one of the six smelly jelly jars with the smelly jelly crystals. Now, add two teaspoons of the smelly jelly crystals one of your jars. Next, take your scale and make sure the units are set the units to ounces. Set the jar of smelly jelly crystals on the scale and tare your scale. Now, weigh 10 ounces of warm distilled water into the smelly jelly jar.

Smelly Jelly Kit Adding Liquid Soap

Smelly Jelly Kit Adding Liquid SoapSecond, you are going to want to add some liquid soap to the mixture. So, add in a few drops of clear, unscented liquid dish soap. You want the soap to be clear to avoid altering the color of dye you will choose later on. Also, you want the soap to be unscented to prevent an undesirable scent blend with your chosen fragrance oil.

For those questioning why soap is added to a room scenting creation, know that there is a legitimate reason. Adding the liquid soap is done to help the fragrance oil adhere better to the smelly jelly crystals. While this may cause soap bubbles to form later, these should pop over time. However, I don’t recommend shaking your final product as it will create an abundance of soap bubbles. Plus, I have not found shaking assist in dispersing color or fragrance after the smelly jelly crystals have completely absorbed the water.

Smelly Jelly Kit Adding the Dye

Smelly Jelly Kit Adding the DyeNext, we are going to add the soap dye and the fragrance oil to the smelly jelly jars. While not all kits will be exactly the same, there is an order to the random chance of what you will receive. For colorants, you should receive two different pigments to color your creation from a pool of red, blue, or yellow. Also, you will receive four one ounce bottles of different fragrance oils. While the scents included change, they are guaranteed to all be the Natures Garden quality you know and love. Plus, who doesn’t love a little surprise now and again?

Smelly Jelly Kit Adding the Fragrance Oil

Smelly Jelly Kit Adding the Fragrance OilNow, make your creative choices and get ready to include the scent and color into your jars. Take your measuring spoons and weigh one and a half tablespoons of one of your provided fragrance oils. Next, take one of your provided dyes and add a few drops into the smelly jelly jar. Now, mix up your ingredients with a spoon to evenly disperse the color and fragrance oil.  It is important to mix the dye and scent before the smelly jelly crystals completely swell or you may have patchy and uneven distribution. While some further distribution may occur with some help from time and gravity, it’s not guaranteed that the distribution will be perfect after missing the correct timing.

Smelly Jelly Kit Letting the Crystals Swell

Finally, you are going to let your finished product sit undisturbed for about 15 minutes. This will allow the smell jelly crystals to absorb the remainder of the water, fragrance oil, and dye. If you notice a lighter portion on the side of the jar you can attempt to cap and turn the jar on its side. While this only has a chance of correcting the problem, the dye that hasn’t been absorbed could potentially sink to this patch and even things out.

Smelly Jelly Kit Creating the Remaining Smelly Jelly Jars

Smelly Jelly Kit Creating the Remaining Smelly Jelly JarsNext, you are going to repeat these steps with the five remaining smelly jelly jars. The steps will be the same for each jar with the only alterations being the color of dye or type of fragrance oil. I’d suggest that you do each jar separately to prevent uneven distribution due to the timing. If the smelly jelly crystals swell before you add the other ingredients, then it will be difficult or even impossible to evenly distribute the scent and color in your jar.

Smelly Jelly Kit Packaging and Using Your Product

Afterward, you are likely going to want to store some of your six finished smelly jelly jars. Now, you should take one of the white, flat circles and pop it into one of the gold lids. Since these lids have slits in them, you will require the white seal to help close the smelly jelly jar for storage. This method of sealing your jars should store the product well. Further, any smelly jelly jars that you are ready to use can be set up similarly. Simple remove the white seal from the jar and replace the lid. Since the lid has slits, replacing the gold lid will still allow you to use the smelly jelly jar.