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Nov
06

Bubbling Reindeer Poo Bath Salts Recipe


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Bubbling Reindeer Poo Bath SaltsBubbling Reindeer Poo Bath Salts Recipe

The best time of the year is almost here! Spending time with family and exchanging gifts is always a huge part of the holidays. We at Natures Garden wanted to bring some joy to the holiday season this year and show you some fun recipes that you can create with your family! Our Bubbling Reindeer Poo Bath Salts recipe is the perfect Christmas craft to make for yourself, a family member, or a friend. These bath salts smell minty and refreshing while leaving your skin feeling super soft and silky. What could be better than that? Let’s get started on making these Bubbling Reindeer Poo Bath Salts!

Dead Sea SaltDead Sea Salt

In this recipe, you will be using Natures Garden’s Dead Sea Salt High Minerals Fine Ground salt. Dead Sea Salt is a dry, white crystal. This type of salt is named after the Dead Sea, which is found in Israel. The Dead Sea is made up of 29% salt, compared to a 4% salt content in oceans. It is known both for the health and medicinal benefits it brings, as well as the therapeutic effects and benefits it has. Each of these come from the minerals Dead Sea Salt consists of.

Benefits of Dead Sea Salt

Many properties and minerals that are beneficial to the human body can be found in Dead Sea Salt. These are magnesium, zinc, calcium, bromide, and potassium. Magnesium can help combat aging and stress and can calm the nervous system. Zinc is an anti-inflammatory, which soothes skin and helps reduce itching and any inflammation. Calcium can prevent water retention and increase circulation in the body. Bromide helps to reduce built up muscle retention. Lastly, potassium can provide energy to the body.

These minerals make it possible for Dead Sea Salt to be used in many different cosmetic products: soap bars, salt scrubs, bath bombs, air fresheners, and bath salts, which is what we will be discussing today. It is great for skin care treatment as well, including eczema, acne, psoriasis, and wrinkles. Natures Garden sells many other salts to make products from, including Epsom salt, Himalayan pink salt, and Hawaiian black salt. Now that you have a better understanding of the type of salt that will be used in this recipe, we can get into more details of the other ingredients involved.

Diamond Clear Melt Diamond Clear Melt and Pour SoapPour Soap

Another ingredient that we will be working with is the one of our mp soap bases. Natures Garden Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap is made up of 99.5% glycerin and coconut oil that has been purely deodorized and doubly distilled. These ingredients ensure that it is highly moisturizing with superior lathering qualities. All of our soap is gluten free, are not tested on animals, and do not contain any sort of animal fats. This soap is extremely easy to work with because all you have to do is melt it, add fragrance, add color, pour into molds, and take them out once they have cooled.

 

Reindeer Poo Fragrance OilReindeer Poo Fragrance Oil

Our Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil is a scent that is original to Natures Garden.  This is one of our best selling fragrances! Since Christmas time is coming up, this is a great scent to add to your creations to bring in the true feeling of the season. It is a complex note fragrance, which means that there are multiple layers to the scents that it emits. The opposite of complex note fragrances are single note fragrances, such as strawberry. A single note fragrance has only one scent throughout it, with no variation between layers, which is very unlike this one. The top notes of Reindeer Poo are apples and pears. The middle notes you will experience are eucalyptus, pine, and geranium. The base notes of this fragrance include vanilla, cedar wood, and patchouli. Eucalyptus and pine really give off the smell of a Christmas tree and are the most prominent in this oil. When they are all combined, it creates a holiday-filled scentsation.

Ingredients Found At Natures Garden:

BUBBLING REINDEER POO BATH SALTS RECIPE

Other Ingredients & Equipment You’ll Need:
Mixing Bowls (3)
Mixing Spoon
Spatula
Microwave
Cake Pan
Wax Paper

Total Recipe Weights:

120 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
186 grams Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate- SCI
744 grams Dead Sea Salt
52 grams Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil
10 drops Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorants
6 drops Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
4 grams Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant

Before you start on making this recipe, it is important to make sure you have a clean and sanitized work area. Also wash your hands and sanitize all of your packaging materials. We also suggest that you wear gloves, protective clothing, and a hair net while preparing this recipe.

Preparing the Melt and Pour SoapPreparing the Melt and Pour Soap

Preparing our melt and pour soap is the first thing we are going to do for this recipe. We want to color it brown in order for it to be used as the poo portion of our final product. Use a scale to weigh out 120 grams of the diamond clear melt and pour soap. Then, you are going to melt the soap base in the microwave in 30 second intervals, until it is in a liquid state.  Once it has had enough time to fully melt, add ten drops of the black oxide colorant and six drops of the brown oxide FUN Soap Colorant. Our soap colorants do not take too much of an application to create the pigment you are looking for. In fact, 1/2 ounce of our liquid soap colorants will cover ten pounds of soap! After it has been added, stir your new mixture to incorporate the colorants fully.

Incorporating Natures Garden Reindeer Poo Fragrance OilIncorporating Natures Garden Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil

Next, you are going to add six grams of the Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil. Then, once again, mix everything together to blend the fragrance oil. Let’s get into the specific properties of this fragrance!

Pour the Soap Into Your MoldPour the Soap Into Your Mold

Now, we are going to pour the melted soap base, in a thin layer, either onto a pan that is lined with wax paper or into a silicone mold.  We decided to use the four cavities of the silicone 4 loaf soap mold.  Allow the soap enough time to get mostly setup.  You will need to give it time to set up without waiting too long, or it will no longer be warm.

A Variety of Molds

There are so many different molds to choose from at Natures Garden! If you wanted to make this recipe even more fun, you could use something besides the silicone 4 loaf soap mold to let your soap form in, such as embeds. We sell some different molds that can make this recipe even better for the holidays! Some of the options that we have are our Christmas Tree and Bulbs Embed Mold, Small Cross Embed Mold, Ornament Embed Mold, and our Gingerbread Man Mold Market Molds. Using any one of these molds could take these bath salts or other candle and body product recipes you are creating to the next level! We have many other non-holiday molds to choose from as well, you can find all of our soap molds here.

Shaping the MP SoapShaping the Soap

Now, use your hands to rip the molded soap into strips that are approximately ½” x 3”. We would not suggest using a knife to slice the soap because you do not want it to look too perfect or pristine. By ripping it, it looks more natural. After you have ripped your soap into these strips, roll them up and place them between the palms of your hands. Then, roll them between the palms of your hands rapidly to give them the look of natural poo. Keep repeating this process until all of your soap has been used.

Creating the Powdered Snow PortionCreating the Powdered Snow Portion

Finally, we will create the powdered portion of this recipe! First, you will need two bowls.  One will remain white in color, while the other will be colored blue.  To make the powdered portions, start by adding 372 grams of Dead Sea Salt to each bowl. Then, add 23 grams of Natures Garden Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil. Finally, you will need to add 93 grams of Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate to each bowl. This is a sodium salt ester or a fatty acid that derives from coconut oil. It creates a wetness, it solubilizes oils, and reduces surface tension. It can also be used to help with the property of foaming, which makes this product helpful.

Add the Blue Colorant to the Bath SaltsAdd the Blue Colorant to the Bath Salts

Next, you are going to add four grams of the Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant.  Use your hands to combine the contents of each bowl separately. Start with the bowl that will remain white in color. Mix each of the bowls until all of the contents are fully mixed and ensure that each of them are free of any clumps.

Incorporating the Reindeer Poo Melt and Pour SoapIncorporating the Reindeer Poo Melt and Pour Soap

Now, we will add to our mixture the reindeer poo that we rolled out and formed.  Make sure that you save a few of these pieces for the top of the jars when the bath salts recipe is completed. You will want these for the final look to turn out perfectly!

 

Finishing the Bubbling Reindeer Poo Bath Salts!Finishing the Bubbling Reindeer Poo Bath Salts!

Finally, we will begin adding our mixture to our jars. This recipe creates enough product to fill four 8 ounce jars. This is a perfect amount of bath salts because you can give three as gifts and keep one for yourself! Begin by scooping a layer of white powder mixture into your first jar. Then, add a layer of blue.  Continue layering until you have filled your jar.  Lastly, place a few of the pieces of poo on top.  Then, move on, filling your remaining jars.

Your homemade bubbling reindeer poo bath salts are now ready for you, friends, and family to use!  When you are ready to use them, simply place a few scoops from the jar under your warm running bath water, it will break apart and create a bubble bath!

Reindeer Poo CandleMore Fun With Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil

If you enjoy making this bath salts recipe, we have a couple more things that you can make using Natures Garden Reindeer Poo fragrance oil! The first is our Reindeer Poo Candle Recipe, which has two layers to it. The first layer is a blue dyed palm wax, while the second is Joy Wax that resembles the white snow. To top it off, we added reindeer poo along with cute little reindeer embeds! This craft can be fun to make either for yourself or it can be given as a gift.

Reindeer Poo Scented Play DoughThe second recipe that you can try out different from the bath salts is our Scented Play Dough Recipe. This could be a great activity to do with families and children around the holidays. It will create five colored and scented play dough balls to play and make crafts with. The colors we used are red, blue, cream, green, and yellow. The scents that we used with fragrance oils are Cotton Headed Ninny Muggin, Jack Frost, Snowman Balls, Mrs. Claus Cookies, and Reindeer Poo. We hope that these give you a better idea of the different and fun ways that this fragrance oil can be used for the holiday season!

More Christmas Fun

We have several more recipes to show you for Christmas time! Some of these include our Christmas Bath Cookies Recipe, Scented Twig Centerpiece Recipe, and Wine Sugar Scrub Recipe. These use three more of Natures Garden Christmas fragrance oils: Christmas Cookies, Christmas Tree, and Christmas Cabernet. We have plenty more fragrance oils that create Christmas fun and memories! Some of them are Christmas Splendor, Christmas Cravings, Christmas Wreath, and Christmas Cabin! The best time of the year can become even better when using these ingredients to create homemade products that make perfect gifts that are versatile for children, women, and men alike. For even more Christmas craft ideas check out these ideas from Happiness is Homemade.

Oct
17

How to Use Spirulina Powder


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How to Use Spirulina PowderHow to Use Spirulina Powder

We at Natures Garden have many herbs wholesale that you can include in your homemade cosmetic products. However, there are very few herbs that are as nourishing as the Spirulina Powder. This wonderful algae is full of all kinds of vitamins and minerals that the body needs to be its best. In fact, some people have been referring to this super food as the “food of the future”. Spirulina has gained this nickname for a few important reasons. These reasons include being fast and easy to grow as well as having high amounts of essential nutrients for the body. These nutrients are key to making this an amazing herb for the entire body. So, we will use this blog to explore some of the uses and benefits of Spirulina as well as share with you how to use Spirulina Powder in your own natural herbal cosmetics.

How to Use Spirulina Powder: Growing ConditionsHow to Use Spirulina Powder: Growing Conditions

Spirulina can be found growing in the lakes and ponds of Africa, Central America and South America. This algae prefers these warm lakes and their alkaline water conditions, around a pH range of 8-11. So, you won’t ever find Spirulina growing sea water. Also, it needs to have an abundance of sunlight and mineral rich water. Both the sun light and minerals are used by Spirulina as food sources. Then, the algae uses these to create all the beneficial properties that make it so loved. Further, Spirulina is able to grow in conditions that many other algae can not. In fact, some dessert populations of Spirulina can survive if their pond evaporates, as they can remain dormant on rocks until the water returns.

Also, you can recreate some of the conditions that Spirulina needs to thrive so you can grow some at home! If you wanted to grow this algae on your own, you just need a few supplies. It is said to be about the same level of maintenance as caring for fish. So, you will need a fish tank, sunlight, a few mineral salts for food, and some simple equipment. If you would like to know some specifics on growing this super food, then take a look at a great resource we found at the end of this blog. They go over the basics of growing this algae at home and have even more information for anyone that runs into problems.

How to Use Spirulina Powder: Industrial Uses

Often, this specific algae is used in industries to nourish the body in some way. Whether Spirulina is used on the inside or outside of the body, its abundance of vitamins and minerals are fantastic for the body. In fact, this algae contains essential vitamins and minerals that your body needs. The Spirulina nutrients include Vitamin B12 and other B vitamins, Vitamin F, several amino acids, biotin, calcium, potassium, iron and so much more.

How to Use Spirulina Powder: Foods and BeveragesHow to Use Spirulina Powder: Foods and Beverages

Today, Spirulina is often sold to make people healthier. You can find this algae in health food stores as a supplement to your normal diet. Also, many people use Spirulina to add to smoothies or other healthy foods. These are both done to increase the amount of nutrients that you are getting with typical healthy eating. These nutrients include high levels of protein, various vitamins, and many essential minerals.

However, this super food is actually only a rediscovered gem and not some new health discovery. In fact, Spirulina is a crop that was farmed by some ancient civilizations, but it had gotten lost somewhere in history. There is historical evidence that Aztecs were using Spirulina as a major food source in the 16th century. It is thought to have been harvested in Lake Texcoco and made into cakes, as a Spanish conquistador named Hernan Cortez had observed the native people harvesting and consuming it. He even tried some of the algae and noted that it had the “flavor of cheese”. Although this practice had disappeared from culture for a time, we are rediscovering its properties and finding new uses. Since this crop is nutritious and easy to cultivate, organizations like the United Nations promote its production in developing countries to help alleviate world hunger.

How to Use Spirulina Powder: Bath and Body ProductsHow to Use Spirulina Powder: Bath and Body Products

Not only is Spirulina great for nutrition, but it can provide your skin and hair with some wonderful benefits, too. First, the vitamins in this cosmetic powder are known to help tone the skin to create a brighter complexion and can even reduce dark circles. Also, this cosmetic herb is known to have anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. This can be useful for reducing rashes, acne, or eczema. Plus, this cosmetic supply is thought to nourish the follicles with essential minerals, reduce hair loss, and promote healthy growth. Also, this can be useful for reducing dandruff with its high levels of antioxidants.

Not only will this herb provide your products with amazing properties for the skin and hair, but it is a great natural colorant. So, this would be perfect to include with other natural cosmetic ingredients or natural soap making supplies. You would have both a gorgeous, natural color and a plethora of fantastic properties for your whole body.

How to Use Spirulina Powder: Natures Garden RecipesHow to Use Spirulina Powder: Natures Garden Recipes

This is one of the best natural cosmetic ingredients for cosmetic bath and body recipes. In fact, we have uses this powdered herb in our Castile Hot Process Soap Recipe. This recipe uses Spirulina Powder along with skin loving oils. This allows you to create a natural cold process soap recipe that moisturizes and nourishes your skin. Although our recipe includes soap colorant, you can remove it. This will leave you with just the beautiful natural hue of Spirulina Powder.

We included this wonderful herb in a few of our other cosmetic recipes. The Seaside Spa Scrub Recipe is a great recipe for exfoliation and rejuvenation. First, the Dead Sea Salt will work to remove dead skin. Then, the natural herbs will nourish the new skin underneath. Also, you can incorporate this nutritious herb into a blend that is perfect for facials. The blend of herbs and essential oils in our Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe creates a recipe that nourishes and detoxifies your skin. This face mask is sure to make your face feel healthy and look stunning!

How to Use Spirulina Powder: MedicinalHow to Use Spirulina Powder: Medicinal

Many people consume Spirulina for its abundance of health benefits. Due to this algae’s high levels of essential nutrients, you can use this as a boost to get your body working its best. People have found that you can use this herb to reduce or solve many different ailments.

The nutrients in Spriulina have been known to reduce the side effects of many issues. Also, the anti-inflammatory properties have been found to be useful for many things, like reducing the pain of arthritis. Additionally, you can use this supplement to improve digestive health. Spirulina has been found to promote healthy gut bacteria while reducing the growth of bad bacteria. So, this algae should be able to protect you from E. coli or Candida yeast. So, your body’s ability to absorb nutrients will improve. Plus, trials have shown Spirulina to be effective against sinus issues. Properties in this algae are useful for reducing symptoms of allergic rhinitis, which includes itching, sneezing, and a runny nose.

Further, the effects of Spirulina are useful for taking preventative measures against diseases. One benefit of this algae is improving heart health. Research has found that Spirulina can lower your chance of a stroke, reduce high cholesterol, and lower blood pressure. Plus, it is said that this super food is a powerful antioxidant that can help protect your body. In fact, a medical study had suggested that this algae improves the immune system well enough to reduce susceptibility to some chronic illnesses and even cancer. Also, Spirulina reduces triglyceride build up and inflammation in the liver, which protects you from liver failure or cirrhosis.

How to Use Spirulina Powder: Other UsesHow to Use Spirulina Powder: Other Uses

There are many ways that Spirulina can help you get healthier. You can see the benefits in this herb both in and out of the body. You have already seen many of the benefits from Spirulina, but here are a few more benefits you may enjoy.

Some people like to use this supplement to aid in weight loss. Spirulina would be useful for losing weight because it enhances fat burning while helping you feel full. It helps you burn fat as it is protein-rich and requires more energy to process. So, you can add Spirulina to a protein shake or your weight loss plan. Also, Spirulina has been used to boost energy levels. Your lack of energy could be due to your body not getting the fuel it needs. So, you can add this algae to give your body the wake up call it needs to perform its best! Plus, it is thought that the metabolism boost from Spirulina helps your body to use stored energy. So, you can add Spirulina to your food or a smoothie to add some extra goodness to your body!

How to Use Spirulina Powder: Farming and Home Grown Spirulina

Farming algae is an environmentally friendly, quick growing, and healthy alternative to many other farms. In fact, using the same amount of farming space it can produce way more protein than soybeans, corn, or beef. Specifically, you can see that Spirulina is only of the most used and loved algae. Much of this algae’s success is due to its safe agricultural history, simplicity in farming, supporting health research, global market, and low cost to begin farming. If you’d like to learn more about the algae farming industry, then check out Spirulina Source’s article on Why Microfarms Are Emerging.

Not only is Spirulina popular in the farming industry, but many people are tying to grow it at home too! As promised, we have a great resource that will help you learn how to grow and harvest Spirulina in your own home. The article by Spirulina Academy is called Grow Spirulina at Home and it is useful for helping you get started on growing some nutritious Spirulina. Plus, they even have courses to help you avoid common mistakes and an easy to follow recipe to create the medium. So, you can easily grow this algae right at home!

How to Use Spirulina Powder: Reach Out to UsHow to Use Spirulina Powder: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you enjoyed learning a bit more about the benefits of Spirulina Powder and why you should add it to your natural cosmetic supplies. If you want to find more other wonderful herbs to mix with Spirulina Powder, then check out our Herbs and Spices page. Also, we are available to answer any questions that you may have about your bath and body recipes. You can reach out to us in the NG store, on the phone, or on social media. We have a Facebook page as well as both Twitter and Instagram accounts (@ngscents). Even if you don’t have questions, we’d love to hear from you! You could share your opinion on Spirulina or tell us about your herbal recipes. Hope to hear from you soon!

How to Use Spirulina Powder: Reminder About Our Herbs

Note: Natures Garden sells our herbs for external use only. We do not sell Spirulina Powder as a food item. The information we provide in this blog is only for educational purposes. We do not intend to use this information to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any diseases. The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated this information. Keep all herbs away from the reach of children and pets. If you are a pregnant and/or lactating women, then take special care when handling any of our herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any of the products you make with our cosmetic herbs. The customers have all of the testing responsibility for creating their herbal products.

Feb
04

Roses & Chocolate Body Wrap


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chocolate rose body wrap recipeRoses & Chocolate Body Wrap

Valentine’s day is right around the corner. Have you decided on your plans for Valentine’s Day yet? Maybe you and your significant other are just planning to stay in, watch movies, and spend time with each other? Or perhaps you’re going to a fancy dinner with a whole list of other activities planned for the rest of the evening! Or maybe you’re still searching for the perfect idea on how to spend the most romantic day of the year together. How about making a whole new project together? We have brought you our all new free recipe for Roses and Chocolate Body Wrap! This is the perfect craft to make together, and it makes just enough for two!

 

Ingredients:

450 grams of Rose Clay

100 grams of Rose Hips Powder

161 grams of Dead Sea Salt

152 grams of Cocoa Powder

800 grams of Distilled Water

Mixing Bowl

Mixing Spoon

Saran Wrap

Towels

 

Directions:

Honestly, this recipe is so easy, and takes just minutes to complete! To start, you will need to measure out 450 of Rose Clay, 100 grams of Rose Hips Powder, 161 grams of Dead Sea Salt, and 152 grams of Cocoa Powder. All of these ingredients should be combined into one mixing bowl.

roses and chocolate body wrap

 

roses and chocolate body wrap

roses and chocolate body wrap

roses and chocolate body wrap

After you have combined all of the above ingredients, weigh out 800 grams of distilled water. Once you have reached 800 grams, go ahead and pour your water into the bowl with all of your ingredients. Then, mix everything thoroughly together until it is smoothed out and then your body wrap is ready to enjoy!

roses and chocolate body wrap

 

roses and chocolate body wrap

Doesn’t this recipe just sound like the perfect idea for you and your significant other to spend Valentine’s Day together? How could you not want to want to experience a body wrap spa session together? Well, just so you know, once the wrap has thickened, you can start to apply it your body. Starting from your feet and working your way up will be easiest. After you have fully covered yourself with the mixture, wrap yourself in saran wrap. Then go ahead and sit in your bathtub for half an hour to an hour, but no water in the tub! Make sure to cover yourself in your warm towels, this will help the wrap draw out water retention and toxins! When your time is up, remove the saran wrap and wash the mixture off of your body! If you want to make this wrap to repackage and sell it, just make sure to add Optiphen to preserve it!

Even better, this body wrap has so many benefits for your skin! The rose clay contained in this wrap has many wonderful benefits. Rose clay helps to increase circulation, reduce inflammation, exfoliates the skin, removes dead skin cells, and reduces any wrinkles, scarring or age spots! The rose clay also works to reduce any irritation, tighten pores, promote new skin cell growth, and even regenerate collagen! The rose hips powder will help to hydrate your skin and lock in moisture, give your skin a beautiful glow, and help to treat any skin conditions like acne! On top of all of those amazing benefits, the Dead Sea Salt can help your skin as well! Dead Sea Salt will moisturize and soften any dry skin, reduce wrinkles and inflammation, and help with conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis! Enjoy this amazing wrap! Check out all the rest of our free recipes and classes as well! Keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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