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Dec
22

11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil


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Macadamia Nut Oil11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil

Macadamia nuts are not just for eating! Macadamias are grown in Australia, New Zealand and most notably in Hawaii. This oil is excellent for cooking, especially for frying as it has a low smoking point and is also good for a base in salad dressings. However, it is also a wonderful addition to cosmetics and bath and body products. The oil provides nourishment and emollient to dry, aging skin. It absorbs quickly, leaving you feeling soft and not greasy. Macadamia Nut Oil is high in Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids. Those are good fatty acids that help the body out!  Macadamia Nut Oil also has high levels of antioxidants and because of this, it is not prone to rancidity. Below we have 10 ways to use Macadamia Nut Oil in some of our favorite recipes here at  Nature’s Garden. Most of us enjoy giving gifts to our friends and loved ones. Especially homemade gifts. Give a few of these recipes a try and create some amazing smelling bath and body products!  So below we have 11 ways to use macadamia nut oil in your cosmetic recipes. We hope you enjoy making them!

Sugar Plumb Bath Bomb Recipe11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil Sugar Plum Bath Bomb

Most kids don’t like taking baths. Add in a Sugar Plum Bath bomb and it will turn a boring, old bath into a colorful, fizzing bunch of fun! Any little girl would love to have one of these dropped into their bathtub and watch the water turn colors! Like most bath bombs, it’s fun and easy to make!  We made Macadamia Nut Oil our star of this bomb for some conditioning lather, a little diamond dust for some girly sparkle and our Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy fragrance oil, which inspired us to create this cool bath bomb, has woodsy scent of plums, strawberries, cherries and cinnamon. Your little girl’s bath time will definitely be “the bomb”.

Almond Body Cream Recipe11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil Almond body Cream Recipe

Almond lotion has been popular for quite a long time. It has a wonderful light, cherry fragrance and it absorbs nicely. What makes it even better is that you can make it in your own home and get the same benefits as the real deal! Our Almond Body Cream uses Sweet Almond Oil and Macadamia Nut Oil. They both are amazing at absorbing quickly into the skin leaving you feeling soft and non-greasy. The Almond Fragrance Oil is very reminiscent of the real thing! We are sure you will love this lotion and hope you give it try.

 

Blackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bars11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil Blackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bar Recipe

Next up is a popular recipe that uses just a few simple, natural ingredients to create a fun, sweet smelling bubble bar. Our Blackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bar uses baking soda, cream of tartar and cornstarch. You can’t get more simple than that! We’ve added Macadamia Nut Oil to give your skin some nourishment and hydration along with that conditioning lather that Macadamia Nut Oil is known for.  Our Blackberry Bling Bling Fragrance Oil adds a scent of juicy, fruity blackberries to the air. So plop one of these babies into your bath and enjoy the blackberry bubbles that will fill your tub.

 

Activated Charcoal Scrub11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe

Charcoal scrubs are so popular these days. They are used in all kinds of soaps, face scrubs, face masks and face peels. It is an amazing detoxify-er, which means it’s wonderful for those with oily skin and  acne sufferers. Activated charcoal is actually a product of burnt hardwoods. Who knew you could rub something like that on your face and have it be beneficial too!  It may seem harsh to rub charcoal on your face but actually, it’s a gentle exfoliation the will brighten up your skin. This Activated Charcoal Scrub is anything but harsh. With Shea Butter, Mango Butter and Macadamia Nut Oil as some of the added ingredients, you will have soft, smooth, refreshed-feeling skin when you are done. It’s also very economical to make and since they are such the rage, you can make some for your friends to.

 

Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap Recipe

Everybody who likes to buy or create homemade soap can always appreciate a unique recipe. That’s why this Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap is a good one to have on hand for that customer or family member who likes the “unique”. With our fragrance oil of Hot Fudge Brownies that truly smells like the real thing and some Cocoa Powder thrown in for a boost of even more chocolate scent, your bathroom will end up smelling like a bakery! This isn’t your ordinary brownie recipe though. It’s chock full of good-for-your-body ingredients like Cocoa Butter, Avocado Oil and Macadamia Nut Oil. Your skin will be soft, hydrated and nourished when you finish up bath time! You will probably be craving a couple of brownies by the time you’re done also!

 

Poppy Seed Cold Process Soap11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil Poppy Seed Cold Processed Soap Recipe

Most of us remember the artificial poppy flower being given to us on Veterans’s Day to honor those who have died during wartime. Or we also remember the poppy fields from The Wizard of Oz that caused Dorothy and her friends to fall asleep. However you remember the Poppy, we at Nature’s Garden have created a soap to commemorate that time.  Our Poppy Seed Cold Process Soap uses our Peppered Poppies fragrance oil which has a scent of cherries, oranges, cinnamon and vanilla. This recipe is vibrant red using our Fun Soap Colorant Tomato Red and with some poppy seeds to adds some exfoliation. We are sure you are going to want to try this on your next batch of soap making. This soap is also full of skin nourishing ingredients such as Cocoa Butter, Coconut Oil and of course Macadamia Nut Oil so your skin will be soft as a petal off of the Poppy flower and guaranteed to not cause you to fall asleep!

 

Mango Madness Lip Balm11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil Mango Madness Lip Balm Recipe

I love mangos! They are packed with some amazing nutrition, and their scent reminds me of summer and warm sandy beaches! Lip Balms are so quick and easy to make and I don’t know about you, but I have a tendency to lose mine left and right. Plus, everybody that lives in a cold climate is always in need of a few lip balms to have on hand. You honestly cannot have too many. This Mango Madness Lip Balm has lip-nourishing ingredients of beeswax, Mango Butter, Vitamin E and of course Macadamia Nut Oil. Even the ingredients sound tropical! Add little of the Kiss me Coral lip tint and use our Mango flavoring Oil for that burst of Mango that gives this lip balm its name. We hope you give this recipe a try because we are sure you will love having it as part of your lip balm recipe collection.

 

Glamour Girl Lotion recipe11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil Glamour girl Lotion Recipe

Lotion is such an important part of skin care. It starts with your soap or body wash, but in the end, it’s the lotion that seals the deal! Our Glamour Girl Lotion will do just that for you. It has cocoa butter, Jojoba Oil and Macadamia Nut Oil in it and those are just a few of the nourishing ingredients your skin craves to look healthy.  You  will feel soft, smooth and moisturized.  Our fragrance oil Couture Hotness, which is our rendition of Hot Couture, is what makes this lotion the glamour part of the recipe! You will smell like you just stepped out of a high-end spa after spending the day relaxing, when in reality you probably just stepped out of your shower at 5 A.M. and are heading to work! No matter, you will love this lotion!

 

shea lotion with herbal infusion11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe

We see this lotion pop up a lot in our blogs. There’s a good reason for that. It is an AWESOME lotion to have in your bath and body recipe file. It’s loaded with skin benefits from the herbal infusion of Hibiscus Flower Powder and Rosehips Powder. Both powders are high in antioxidants and are wonderful for dry, aging skin. With the added benefits of Meadowfoam Seed Oil and Macadamia Nut Oil, your skin will be happy that you decided to Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion a try. Plus, the Peach Magnolia Raspberry fragrance oil will give your skin a light, floral scent with a touch of raspberry! We are sure you will love having this lotion on your skin and in your recipe box!

 

Lavender Cold Process Soap11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe

Lavender is a wonderful little herb. It’s known for aiding in relaxation, depression and anxiety. No wonder we see so much lavender used in bath and body products! Our Lavender Cold Process Soap recipe is no exception. With real dried lavender buds added to the purple, swirly batter that not only boosts the lavender smell but adds to the presentation it, we are sure this will be a wonderful recipe to add to your collection. Our Lavender Martini fragrance Oil adds a zesty lemon-orange scent, followed by the soft scent of lavender and bergamot. This soap is full of skin beneficial ingredients such as Mango Butter, Coconut Oil and Macadamia Nut Oil. Your skin will feel soft, conditioned and happy from the care you just gave it.

Foaming Body Scrub for men11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil Foaming Body Scrub for Men

Most of us think it is just the women who are into the scrubs and soaps. We forget that most men like god skin care and to smell good. So last, but never least, we have a Foaming Body Scrub for Men. It is actually has activated charcoal that is a wonderful exfoliate and detoxify-er for the skin. We’ve also used Macadamia Nut Oil for nourishment and a conditioning lather. Our Black Tuxedo fragrance oil that we have chosen for this recipe has a crisp, clean scent of lemons, bergamot and a hint of cedar. Create this scrub for a wonderful addition to your men’s line of bath and body products or just for the guy in your life!

11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil Other Ways to use Macadamia Oil

So there you have it! 11 ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil. We hope you enjoy exploring the uses of this oil in our bath and body product recipes. As mentioned above, it is a very good oil to cook with and while Nature’s Garden sells Macadamia Nut oil strictly for cosmetic uses only, below are a couple of recipes using this wonderful oil and the actual macadamia nut in food.

First, a recipe from the Food Network.  It is a Sauteed Scampi in Macadamia Nut Oil you may like to try that uses this oil! While I haven’t tried it yet, it looks delicious. It might just be on my dinner menu for next week. Create and enjoy! Also, let us know how it tastes!  

If chicken is more your thing, you must try this Macadamia Nut Chicken.  I found this recipe on Genius Kitchen.  This particular recipe uses actual macadamia nuts.  This one I have tried!  It is delicious and was a hit with my family!  You will not be disappointed!

Have you tried creating one of these recipes or anything else from our web page? We have our customer show and tell page on our website at Natures Garden Candles that let’s you post a picture of your creation and also tells everyone a little about yourself!  You can also post your pictures on Natures Garden’s Facebook page or Instagram and Twitter @ngscents! So go ahead! Brag a little, we love seeing what you do and who our customers are!

Jan
11

Bath Bomb Without Citric Acid


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Bath Bomb Without Citric AcidBath Bomb Without Citric Acid

Kick this Valentines Day off with a super cute bath bomb! Not only does this recipe create a bath bomb without citric acid, but its absolutely adorable. While bath bombs are well loved by nearly everyone, we have had a lot of requests for a bath bomb recipe without citric acid. So, we’ve created this cute kissing lips recipe with Cream of Tartar instead of citric acid. We hope that you enjoy this recipe and are as excited as we are for these super cute bath bombs. Personally, I think that these pretty pink smooching lips are the perfect gift for this holiday of love and romance. So, why not give your loved one a gift that lets them feel relaxed and pampered? Just try it out and let your special someone know that you care!

Bath Bomb Without Citric Acid Ingredients Available At Natures Garden

Baking Soda – Sodium Bicarbonate

Cream of Tartar

Sunflower Oil

Love Juice Fragrance Oil

Neon Pink Fun Soap Colorant

Lips – Mold Market Molds

8 oz. Clear Bullet Bottles

White  Mist Sprayer 24/410

Bath Bomb Without Citric Acid Equipment That You’ll Need

Bowl

Scale

Witch Hazel

Measuring Cup

Bath Bomb Without Citric Acid Amounts of Ingredients

2 cups of Baking Soda – Sodium Bicarbonate

1 cup of Cream of Tartar

20 grams of Sunflower Oil

14 grams of Love Juice Fragrance Oil

5 grams of Neon Pink Fun Soap Colorant

2 Lips Mold Market Molds

Bath Bomb Without Citric Acid Cleaning and Preparing 

Before you start creating this bath bomb recipe make sure that you clean up your work space and make sure all the equipment you need is sanitized. We suggest that you wear gloves, protective clothing, and a hair net during the preparation of these bath bombs.

Bath Bomb Without Citric Acid Baking Soda and Cream of Tartar

Bath Bomb Without Citric Acid Baking Soda and Cream of TartarFirst, you will need to grab your bowl and a measuring cup. Measure two cups of the baking soda into the bowl. Next, measure one cup of Cream of Tartar into the bowl as well. Mix these together these two ingredients well. Although you will be mixing more throughout the recipe, it can only help to continue to mix as you add ingredients to more evenly disperse the added components.  Additionally, you will want to make sure you break up any clumps you find in the powders.

Bath Bomb Without Citric Acid Adding The Oils

Bath Bomb Without Citric Acid Adding The OilsInitially, you will be adding the fragrance to the bath bomb mixture. So, place your bowl on the scale and add 14 grams of the Love Juice Fragrance Oil. Mix the scent into the powder to disperse the fragrance oil before the next step. Next, you will be including the sunflower oil. Again, place the bowl on the scale and weigh out 20 grams of the Sunflower Oil into the bowl. Now, mix in the oils very well.

Bath Bomb Without Citric Acid Coloring Your Bath Bomb

Bath Bomb Without Citric Acid Coloring Your Bath BombNext, you will be adding the Neon Pink Fun Soap Colorant to the bath bombs. Take the bowl of mixed ingredients and your scale. Weigh out 5 grams of the Neon Pink Colorant into the bowl. We recommend that you don’t add all of the colorant in one area in the bowl. Mix the colorant into the recipe thoroughly and avoid leaving any flecks of pink unmixed.

Bath Bomb Without Citric Acid Adding The Witch Hazel

Initially, you will need to spray the mixture with witch hazel. However, you need to be sure that you do not add too much witch hazel at one time. Otherwise, the mixture will fizz. If the mixture fizzes too much, then the recipe will not stick together and the bath bomb will be ruined. So, the first step is to spray the witch hazel one or two times into the bowl. Second, you will mix this ingredient into the recipe thoroughly. You will repeat these two steps of adding witch hazel and mixing. You will continue repeating until the recipe can stick together and can hold its form.  You want to have a crumbly dough like consistency.

Bath Bomb Without Citric Acid Filling The Molds

Bath Bomb Without Citric Acid Filling The MoldsFinally, pack the finished bath bomb mixture into the lips mold market molds. You will need to push the mix into the mold hard so that no empty air pockets remain. If the recipe is not put into the mold well enough the shape may not be maintained by the bath bombs. I would recommend that you put a small portion of the bath bomb into one of the molds and push hard. Then, add some more and push on this as well. This method will make it easier for you to prevent the empty space that would ruin the shape of the lips.

Bath Bomb Without Citric Acid Removing The Bath Bombs From The Molds

Eventually, you will be able to remove your bath bombs from the molds. Make sure that you take great care when removing these bath bomb lips! Not only will it be very easy for you to remove the bath bombs, but the bath bombs need to remain in the molds overnight. If you remove the bath bomb lips too early they may fall apart, as they are extremely soft at first. Although setting overnight will make these bath bombs harder, you should still try to take care when you remove or handle these lip shaped bath bombs.

Additionally, the bath bombs will be extremely easy to remove from the molds. In fact, can easily slip right out when the mold is flipped upside down. When I removed my own batch of bath bombs, the lips slid out as soon as the mold was upside down. So, I would recommend using either another set of hands or slide some cardboard under the mold before you flip the mold.

Bath Bomb Without Citric Acid Using Cream of Tartar

Personally, I found that the Cream of Tartar bath bomb recipe to be not as great as the recipes we have done with citric acid. When we tested the, we noticed that this recipe is not as fizzy as the bath bombs that we’re used to using. When we were washing our equipment we noticed that this recipe for bath bombs was a lot less fizzy than recipes with citric acid. However, this recipe was extremely easy to remove from the mold in comparison to citric acid bath bombs. If you are looking to create bath bombs with a soap mold, then this recipe may work better for you.