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Dec
07

Coconut Soap Recipes


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Coconut Soap RecipesCoconut Soap Recipes

Coconut Oil is one of the most popular oils that is used in soap making. It’s very affordable, easy to obtain and it can be very good for the skin and hair. If you love making soap, or are new to soap making, take a look at some of Nature’s Garden’s coconut soap recipes. Not only will you be inspired by the creativity, but you skin will be happy and healthy looking!

Coconut oil is perfect for smoothing out dry, frizzy hair and it is also good for nourishing dry, split ends. If you have a sensitivity to products that contain a lot of chemicals or fragrances, this is a good, natural alternative to lotion or body cream and of course, it’s perfect for hydrating that itchy, dry skin. Since coconut oil contains Vitamin E, it is also perfect for helping to delay the look of wrinkles.

Coconut Soap Recipes: Which Coconut Oil do I use?Coconut Soap Recipes: Which Coconut Oil do I use?

As you may know, there are two types of coconut oil. Nature’s Garden offers Coconut Oil-76 and Fractionated Coconut Oil. Both work equally well in all bath and body products. You may notice that fractionated coconut oil does not solidify like regular coconut oil-76 does. That is because the fatty triglycerides from the oil have been removed and what is left is the clear, liquid form of the coconut oil. This type of coconut oil is perfect for using in massage oils, as a carrier oil for lip gloss or essential oils. Any time you want your product to stay at as a liquid, fractionated coconut oil is the perfect answer.

Coconut Oil-76 is a solid form of and only turns liquid in temperatures of 76 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Coconut oil is popular in any type of soap making, bath and body products and even in cooking. It is also very obtainable in grocery stores, soap making supply stores and at any type of big box store. It also very affordable, which makes it perfect for making soap. Both types of coconut oil will give your soap a wonderful, bubbly lather and can also contribute to making your soap hard and white. Coconut Oil-76 is perfect for any type of cosmetic product or bath and body product, such as a body scrub, that you want to have a solid form to.

Coconut Soap Recipes: Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe

Our first recipe looks good enough to eat and smells just as delicious! Our Orange Swirled Cold process soap is a yummy concoction of some major skin loving ingredients. Shea butter, coconut oil-76, avocado oil are just a few of the ingredients that go into this soap. It smells amazing since we used our Blood Orange fragrance oil. This is a perfect blend of tangy oranges and a touch of floral thyme in the background. To top off this sweet smelling soap is some cute orange slices that were made with some Diamond Melt and Pour soap. This recipe makes 16 bars of soap. They would make perfect gifts to give this Christmas.

Coconut Soap Recipes: Raspberry Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next we have our Raspberry Cold Process soap recipe. This is an easy cp soap recipe that looks like a piece of raspberry swirled cheesecake. This soap is made with cocoa and shea butter, coconut oil-76, sunflower oil, and meadowfoam seed oil, to just name a few. We scented this soap in our Fresh Raspberry. A lovely, bright and fresh, true raspberry fragrance.  This recipe makes 9 bars of soap.

 

Coconut Soap Recipes: Beard Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Beard Soap Recipe

You may have noticed that beards are incredibly popular among today’s male population. Since your beard is the first thing that is noticed about you, it should be given some extra special attention. Plus, a scruffy beard makes a bad first impression. This Beard Soap is a wonderful addition to your men’s line of bath and body products! Your beard will be soft, smooth and the skin underneath will be nicely moisturized. We made this hot process soap with coconut oil-76, jojoba oil, lanolin and shea butter. Plus, we chose to scent this soap  in our Gurjan Balsam Essential oil. This is a very natural and manly smell. 

Coconut Soap Recipes: Mistletoe Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Mistletoe Cold Process Soap Recipe

Here is a fun soap to make at Christmas time! Mistletoe Cold Process soap is made with mango butter, apricot kernel oil, and both fractionated coconut oil and coconut oil-76. This makes a wonderful lathery bar that will last you all through the Christmas season. We scented this soap in our Mistletoe & Ivy fragrance oil which is a perfect scent for the holidays! This fragrance is a bright blend of cedar, sandalwood, ivy, musk and cool camphor! Your skin will be smelling like the holidays with this soap recipe!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Herbal Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Herbal Soap Recipe

This Herbal Soap Recipe is a lovely recipe for those that like a more natural scent to their soap. This soap is scented in Dandelion Pear which smells fresh and clean, just like soap should smell! Bitter dandelion and wildflowers are the top notes which is mellowed out by pear, green tea and aloe. This is a perfect springtime soap! We used coconut-76, shea butter, sunflower oil and apricot kernel oil to name a few. On top, we used mango butter melt and pour for the smiley face embeds and sprinkle Chamomile Flowers on top for a finishing touch.

Coconut Soap Recipes: Cappuccino Coffee Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Cappuccino Coffee Cold Process Soap Recipe

This Cappuccino Coffee Cold Process Soap is perfect for the coffee lovers in your life! For this recipe we chose to use Fractionated coconut oil along with cocoa butter, sweet almond oil, avocado oil. We also used fresh brewed coffee as part of the lye mixture! Next we added in some coffee grounds to give the soap some gentle exfoliation. We scented this soap in our Cappuccino fragrance oil that smells of coffee, cream and sugar! Lastly, we sprinkled whole coffee beans on top the white fluffy topping to put this cold process soap over the top!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Strawberries and Champagne Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Strawberries and Champagne Cold Process Soap Recipe

This Strawberries and Champagne Cold Process soap is fun soap to create for the beginning of the new year, or even for Valentine’s Day. This creative soap is made with fractionated coconut oil, mango butter, shea butter, sunflower oil and even some lanolin to give it some extra moisturizing! On top we added some cute little melt and pour soap embeds made into champagne bottles! We scented this soap in our very popular NG Strawberries & Champagne fragrance oil! This scent is a perfect combination of strawberries and effervescent apple cider!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap Recipe

Who doesn’t love brownies? Pretty much everybody. So why not create a soap that is America’s favorite number one dessert!  This soap would be perfect for your brownie lovers or even kids who like a sweet treat to make bath time more fun! Hot Fudge Brownie Cold Process soap is going to make your bathroom  smell like brownie heaven! We used our Hot Fudge Brownie fragrance oil, which smells like fresh, fudgey brownies! The soap batter was made using fractionated coconut oil, cocoa butter, avocado oil and we even used some organic cocoa powder for natural colorant!

 

Coconut Soap Recipes: Fruit Frenzy Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Fruit Frenzy Cold Process Soap Recipe

This Fruit Frenzy Cold Process soap is a very good recipe for beginners. Simple ingredients such as fractionated coconut oil coconut oil-76, castor oil, grapeseed oil and mango butter will help make your soap rich, creamy and moisturizing. Also, we scented this soap in our Fresh Fruit Slices, which smells like everything fruit! Fresh Fruit Slices fragrance oil works perfectly in cold process soap with no discoloring, ricing, accelerating or separating. We also added some dried orange peel to help give this soap a natural color! Perfectly simple and sweet!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap Recipe

So what is the benefit of adding pumpkin puree to your soap? Well in our Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap Recipe it does help add some natural color. Best of all, pumpkin is full of alpha hydroxy acids, fruit enzymes and vitamins A and D, which have been shown to soften and smooth skin as well as boost collagen to help prevent signs of aging! Along with pumpkin puree we used fractionated coconut oil, olive oil and even some pumpkin seed oil to make this soap amazingly skin friendly! The fragrance oil we chose to use is our yummy Pumpkin Apple Butter fragrance oil. It smells deliciously fall like with a scent of apples, pumpkin butter and spices!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Wine Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next we have our Wine Cold Process Soap. This soap can be made with any kind of wine you would like to use. The addition of wine helps with natural colorant and is used in place of water. This soap was made using strictly oil, no butters. You will have a lovely, moisturizing bar of soap! Of course our fragrance of choice is Merlot fragrance oil. This is a wonderful blend of raspberries, plums, and strawberries with a spicy background!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process Soap Recipe

This Blueberry Cheesecake cold process soap is a beautiful rendition of the yummy, decadent dessert. With its pretty blue and white swirls and the fluffy topping, this soap is almost too pretty to use! Made with both coconut oil-76 and fractionated coconut oil, these oils along with shea butter, safflower oil and palm oil will give your luxurious, lathering soap! Of course the inspiration behind the soap was our Blueberry Cheesecake fragrance oil! This fragrance oil is a sweet blend of cheesecake, blueberries, cream, vanilla and brown sugar, you will be tempted to take a lick!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Hippies & Hemp Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Hippies & Hemp Cold Process Soap Recipe

If you need a groovy soap recipe to enhance your line of bath and body products, give this Hippies & Hemp cold process soap recipe a try! How cool is this soap with its psychedelic swirls of neon colors!  We created this soap using  shea butter, safflower oil, coconut oil-76 and fractionated coconut oil. Your skin will be pleased with the rich moisturizing qualities that will come from this bar of soap! We used our Cannabis Flower fragrance oil that is a truly unique blend of cannabis, violet, green fern and cashmere woods. This soap will definitely have people stopping in their tracks. If not to smell, but to notice the fun swirl of colors that will catch their eye!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Lime Cupcake Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Lime Cupcake Cold Process Soap Recipe

Lime Cold Process Soap is a fun soap to make if you enjoy frosting and decorating! This recipe along with the fragrance oil, Agave Lime are a perfect combination to allow you to decorate and get fancy! We used coconut oil-76, mango butter, palm oil and castor oil for the soap batter and frosting! Since Agave Lime fragrance oil works perfectly in cold process soap with no ricing, discoloring, separation or accelerating, you will have no problems when it comes to piping! For the limes we used Diamond Clear melt and pour soap base and perched them atop the fluffy white frosting!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Apricotie Hottie Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Apricotie Hottie Soap Recipe

As you noticed, most of our recipes have been cold process, which is very popular in the soaping world due to “clean-ness” of your finished product. However, hot process is a quicker, if not easier soaping process. The crock pot does all the work for you and your cure time is cut down. The main difference is that hot process soap has a more rustic appearance that CP soap.

Take our Apricotie Hottie Soap for instance. This is truly a simple soap recipe and perfect for beginners! Made with only a few ingredients such as coconut oil-76, mango butter, shea butter, avocado and apricot kernel oil, you will have a wonderful, sudsy, moisturizing bar of soap in no time! Our Apricot Fragrance Oil smells so amazing sweet and “apricotie”! Plus this fragrance holds up beautifully through the hot processing!

Coconut Soap Recipes: That’s it for now

We hope you enjoyed learning all these recipes that use coconut oil-76 and fractionated coconut oil. Both oils are amazing for your skin and will give your bars of cold and hot process soap the best moisturizing abilities there are!

We love hearing from our followers and customers! If you have a beautiful creation that you would love to share with the world, come find us on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents) or on Instagram (@ngscents) Take a picture, tell us what Nature’s Garden product you used and we will share it will everybody!

Dec
05

What are the Benefits of Strawberry Leaves?


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What are the Benefits of Strawberry Leaves?What are the Benefits of Strawberry Leaves?

You may not have given them much thought, but strawberry leaves have all kinds of benefits. In fact, most people leave the leaves and only ever pick the ripened berries. However, you can use the  the wonderful properties of these leaves to enhance products and nourish your body inside and outside. If you are curious and asking yourself, “What are the benefits of strawberry leaves?”, then this is a great blog for you to start looking for answers! We are going to talk about the various ways you can use the Natures Garden herb, Strawberry Leaf Cut and Sifted, to create wonderful bath and body recipes.

Plus, we will talk about the different ways that you can use some strawberry leaves to promote health inside the body, too. Although our herbs aren’t sold for internal use, we think it is nice to know all the beneficial properties an herb has. So, let’s get into all the benefits you can have from using strawberry leaves!

What are the Benefits of Strawberry Leaves?: Growing ConditionsWhat are the Benefits of Strawberry Leaves?: Growing Conditions

A patch of strawberries of healthy requires full sun and soil that drains well. You may want to go with either a sandy soil or a loam soil, just make sure to check the water a fertilizer more with sandy soils as they drain very well.  Also, the plant likes soil that is slightly acidic. If you aren’t sure about the pH of your soil we can help you with that below. Further, you don’t want to plant them near tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, or eggplant, as these can carry verticillium wilt. Additionally, you may want to give your plants enough space to send out shoots and grow larger. The amount of space that you need will vary based on the type of strawberry plant that fits your needs best.

Furthermore, there are three types strawberry plants that you can choose to grow. The first type is the June bearing strawberry plant. This plant will produce a single harvest during a two or three week period around the time of June. There are a few varieties that will either bear fruit in early spring or late summer so you can space out your harvest a bit. A second option is the Everbearing strawberry plant. This plant will produce two or three harvests throughout the spring, summer, and fall. While these plants send out less runners compared to the June variety, they allow you to harvest berries for a longer time. Lastly, we have the Day Neutral variety that will produce the fruit all through out the growing season. However, this variety produces smaller quantities of berries and fewer runners than the June bearing variety.

What are the Benefits of Strawberry Leaves?: What are Strawberry Runners?What are the Benefits of Strawberry Leaves?: What are Strawberry Runners?

If you aren’t sure about what a strawberry runner is, then you’re in the right place. These runners are the off shoots a strawberry plant will grow. These off shoots can take root and lead to even larger strawberry patches. The number of runners a plant will have depends on the type of plant. The different strawberry plant varieties with produce different amounts of runners and berries. So, you may want to use the amount of berries you need to determine the type of plants that you want. Anyone that is growing strawberries for their own use will likely enjoy either the Everbearing or the Day Neutral varieties. However, the June bearing strawberries may be too much at once for a regular household. Plus, the June bearing strawberry plant will require a bit more room at they produce more runners. It is all up to your own need though!

What are the Benefits of Strawberry Leaves?: Industrial Uses

There are many uses that have been found for strawberry leaves. You can incorporate the strawberry leaves in smoothies or teas to gain the benefits, like vitamins and minerals, Also, these leaves have properties that many find perfect for natural remedies. Of course, the strawberry leaves can be incorporated into bath and body recipes that really care for the skin. Whether you are looking for bath and body supplies, natural remedies for minor ailments, or other benefits, this cosmetic herb is a great one to check out!

What are the Benefits of Strawberry Leaves?: Food and BeveragesWhat are the Benefits of Strawberry Leaves?: Food and Beverages

Often, strawberry leaves are not eaten as much as the berries. This is likely due to the flavor. While the leaves are bad tasting, the berries are just tastier as they are juicy, sweet and delicious. Plus, many people like to eat strawberry leaves due to their beneficial properties. Plus, they are full of vitamins and minerals, like vitamin C, calcium, antioxidants, and more. These leaves have a mild fruity flavor that is actually pretty good. But, this flavor is often overshadowed by everyone’s favorite berry. But, you could create a tasty tea or tonic with these leaves. Or, you could mix the leaves into a smoothie. In fact, you could even add the leaves to a strawberry smoothie. This way you can get the taste you love and all the nutrients from the plant that you can!

What are the Benefits of Strawberry Leaves?: Bath and Body ProductsWhat are the Benefits of Strawberry Leaves?: Bath and Body Products

Not only are strawberry leaves wonderful for nourishing the inside of the body, but there are benefits for the outside of the body, too. Adding this wholesale cosmetic herb to your homemade recipes is sure to help boost the beneficial properties for your body. So, you can use this herb to make all kinds of products that are great for skin care.

One fun, easy way to use the light flavor of strawberry leaves would to naturally flavor a strawberry lip balm recipe. Just add this herb to a draw string tea bag. Then, add this filled tea bag into your melting oils to incorporate the flavor. Further, you can add this herb to create a light scent for often given much thought.

Some have found that strawberry leaves can be used to reduce skin inflammation, which is useful for rashes, eczema, and even acne. So, this is a great cosmetic herb to include in facial soaps or lotions.

Another great reason to add this cosmetic herb to lotion is its ability to nourish your body with vitamins and minerals that are perfect for revitalizing your skin. Plus, the vitamin C and slightly acidic natural will work to reduce oily skin. Additionally, it has been found that this herb has anit-aging properties. Due to the ellagic acid that the leaves contains, they are able to use this anti-oxidant to prevent collagen damage. The ellagic acid protects you by repressing a specific enzyme, which destroys collagen and is triggered by UV light. This collagen damage is a major factor for wrinkles, so this herb will help to protect your skin and keep it looking young. Further, strawberry leaves are known to be amazing for your skin complexion. The herb is thought to reduce pore size and rejuvenate your skin.

What are the Benefits of Strawberry Leaves?: Medicinal UsesWhat are the Benefits of Strawberry Leaves?: Medicinal Uses

There are so many uses for strawberry leaves. Not only is this wholesale herb full of vitamins that are great for the body, but it has properties that are beneficial for homemade remedies. In fact, people were using wild strawberry leaves medicinally for centuries. Some of these ancient remedies were used for things like improving liver function, treating bowel inflammation, and for various aches or pains.

One great benefit of strawberry leaves is that they promote good digestion. This leaf has been found useful in teas for improving digestion and relieving symptoms of gastrointestinal distress. Plus, some have found that that a strawberry leaf herbal tea is useful for reducing hemorrhoids. Further, many believe that strawberry leaves can help an upset stomach as well as reduce nausea, bloating, cramps, and diarrhea. Also, the strawberry leaves are rich in iron, which is beneficial for the blood. The iron is a crucial building block for red blood cells and hemoglobin, so this herb is rejuvenating for the blood.

Also, some have found that compounds in the leaves, like caffeic acid, can help relieve some of the pain of arthritis. The strawberry leaf herb is known to be a natural diuretic. This means that the herb will pull water from your joints and relieve you of some of the pressure. Further, a study provided some evidence that the caffeic acid in strawberry leaves can reduce the inflammation in joints, which reduces the pain of arthritis. Although there are many useful benefits for drinking the tea, there are some cases where gargling the tea is useful, too. For instance, moving the tea around your mouth is known to be beneficial against a sore throat, gum inflammation, canker sores, or minor scrapes and burns.

What are the Benefits of Strawberry Leaves?: Other Uses

Another benefit that some people have found in strawberry leaves is that they can help protect your body from getting cancer. A study revealed had linked the strawberry plant to lower rates of cancer. So, there many be something in the make up that inhibits the formation of cancer cells. Also, some have found that strawberry leaves can be used to promote healthy weight loss. Plus, strawberries and their leaves are wonderful for eye health. In fact, macular degeneration has been linked to not eating enough fruits everyday. So, the fruit will help you can your eye sight as you get older.

What are the Benefits of Strawberry Leaves?: How Do I Check the pH Levels for my Strawberry Plant?

If you are trying to grow strawberries, then you know that the soil needs to be slightly acidic. But, what does that mean? It meas that the pH is slightly below 7. If you look at the pH scale 7 is neutral, anything above 7 is basic, and anything below 7 is acidic. So, you can get an at home tester kit to determine whether the soil conditions are good for your strawberry plants. If your soil is between 6.5 and 5.5, then your soil is good. However, you may need to slightly alter the pH, which should be done prior to planting your strawberries. You can use the How to Acidify Soil for Strawberries directions by wikiHow to determine how to change the soil pH as well as see the different options for planting strawberries. However, anyone with a soil that is too basic may want to just do a raised garden with potting soil.

What are the Benefits of Strawberry Leaves?: Ask Us Your Cosmetic QuestionsWhat are the Benefits of Strawberry Leaves?: Ask Us Your Cosmetic Questions

We hope that you enjoyed learning about the various ways that you can use this wholesale herb. You can find even more herbs that you can use with this one on our Herb and Spices page. If you have any more questions about your cosmetic products or candle making recipes, then reach out and ask us! We are available in the store, on the phone, and on the web. One easy way to find us on the web is on social media. You can find us on our Facebook page. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on either Instagram or Twitter.  Hope to hear from you soon!

What are the Benefits of Strawberry Leaves?: Reminder for Our Herbs

Note: Natures Garden sells herbs, like our Strawberry Leaves Cut and Sifted, for external use only. We do not sell this herb as a food item. The information we provide on this herb is for educational purposes only. We do not intend to use this information to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated this information. You should keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets. Pregnant and/or lactating women should take special care when handling any of our herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our herbs. All testing is the responsibility of the customer.

Nov
27

15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base


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15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base

If you are like me, you probably have lip balms everywhere. I keep them in my coat pocket, purse, car, on my nightstand. My kids go through lip balms in the winter like you wouldn’t believe. In fact, my son is famous for leaving them in his pants pocket where they will end up going through the wash.  If you are looking to shake up your line of lip care products, then Nature’s Garden has 15 ways to use all natural lip balm base. From lip scrubs to fun, yummy lip balms, to solid perfumes, these recipes will be sure to keep your lips soft, smooth and hydrated from the dry winter air!

15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: It’s All About the Base

To make good lip balm then it’s all about the base! You need a good base to stand on! Natures Garden’s all natural lip balm base is 100% all natural and is made with only the finest, top-of-the line ingredients, several of which are also certified organic. The ingredients include coconut oil, beeswax, organic shea butter, organic cocoa butter, tocopherol (vitamin e).  You will notice how our lip balm base feels silky smooth on your lips, absorbs easily. Your lips will not be left feeling tacky like many petroleum-based lip balms.

In the long run, this lip balm base will save you time and money. First off, the ingredients are already mixed together for you.  All you will have to do is melt the lip balm, add flavoring, sweetener (powdered stevia with maltodextrin), and color (if desired), pour into lip balm tubes or pots, and allow to set up at room temperature.

Did you know? One pound of our lip balm base makes approximately 65 1/4 oz. lip balm pots, or approximately  90-94 lip balm tubes!  This product allows you to easily, and affordably add new products to your line; all of which have good profit returns. There’s the money saving aspect of this incredibly versatile product!

15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: What Else Can You Create With It?

Our lip balm can be used to make more than just lip balm!!  You can use the very same base to create your own all natural solid perfume!  Another perk to using this base is you can create an all-natural vapor rub.  This base is also perfect for making your own foot balms and lotion bars! Why buy numerous ingredients to make these products when all you need is this one base? So many things you can create all in a one pound container! Now that you know how awesome this lip balm base is, let’s show you all the things you can make with it!

15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Solid Massage Bar Recipe15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Solid Massage Bar Recipe

First up is our Solid Massage Bar Recipe. This is a fun way to add some moisture into your skin and have a little treat at the end! This recipe uses our all natural lip balm base and our Black Cherry BOOM flavoring! Since this bar is made in our deodorant containers, it’s easy to apply to any sore, tired muscles with no messy clean-up!  A pair of chocolate lips centered on top is the sweet treat waiting for you when you’re done. Soft, moisturized skin and a chocolate treat is how we should always end the day!

15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Brown Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Brown Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe

Sugar scrubs, be they for lips, faces or legs, are a wonderful way to get rid of dry, dead skin cells. Sugar is a natural humectant and generally, everybody has sugar in their cabinets. This sweet little Brown Sugar Lip Scrub is quick and simple to make. Using the all natural lip balm base, some brown sugar and our Chocolate Bon Bon flavoring, these lip scrubs will be gone before you know it! Your lips will be silky soft and hydrated after just one use! This recipe makes 7-10 ml lip balm pots!

15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Creme Brulee Lip Scrub Recipe15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Creme Brulee Lip Scrub Recipe

This may look and smell like a tiny serving of creme brulee dessert, but sadly, it is not. This Creme Brulee lip scrub is made with white chocolate mixed in with some all natural lip base. The topping is the scrub part. Lip balm base mixed with some brown sugar! Of course, we used our Creme Brulee flavoring! This is a perfectly sweet way to get your lips soft and smooth with a sweet aftertaste!

15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe

This Winter Wonderland lip balm is my favorite lip balm. I always have some of these around my house, in my purse or car. We made this fresh lip balm using Peppermint Essential oil and white chocolate mixed in the all natural lip balm base. Lastly, we sprinkled in a touch of Diamond Dust. Your lips will feel sparkly cool and refreshed with a swipe of this across those dry, winter lips!

15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Lip Scrub for Lip Balm Sticks Recipe15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Lip Scrub for Lip Balm Sticks Recipe

Here we have a Lip Scrub for Lip Balm Sticks that is made in lip balm tubes instead of the usual lip balm pot. We used our Bubblegum flavoring to give it a classic taste, plus we added regular white sugar for the scrub and a touch of Passion Plum lip tint to give your lips some color! This is such an easy recipe, even the kids can make it!

15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Solid Glittered Perfume Recipe15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Solid Glittered Perfume Recipe

So we said our All Natural Lip Balm Base wasn’t just for lips! Here is our Solid Glittered Perfume recipe to show you! Simply melt your lip balm base, stir in some Diamond Dust for the sparkle and a fragrance oil. Place in 10 ml. lip balm pots. Simply swipe your finger across the base once it has set up, and place your scent where you normally would put regular perfume! Behind your ears or on your wrist. This type of perfume is perfect for your purse or pocket!

15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Natural Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Natural Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe

This recipe is so easy it should be illegal! This is a Natural Sugar Lip Scrub is a perfect recipe for your tween who is looking to make party favors or even a little extra change for her pocket! Simply melt the All Natural Lip Balm Base and a touch of grapeseed oil for some added shine to your lips! A pinch of sugar, Blue Raspberry Slushie flavoring and a tiny touch of Diva Red lip tint for color! This recipe will make 10- 10 ml lip scrubs!

15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Kiss of Death Lip Venom Recipe15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Kiss of Death Lip Venom Recipe

Be careful who you kiss after you rub some of this Kiss of Death Lip Venom on your lips! You may stun them with the sweet Kiss of Death flavoring! This is also an easy lip balm recipe and it makes 20-10 ml lip balm pots. These are perfect for Halloween treats or even Valentine’s Day treats! Kids will love them as will adults!

15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Shimmery Lip Gloss Recipe15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Shimmery Lip Gloss Recipe

This Shimmery Lip Gloss Recipe is made using Nature’s Garden All Natural Lip Balm base and a touch of fractionated coconut oil to give your soft lips some shine! With some Strawberry Sorbet flavoring, a drop or two of lip tint in any color you choose and a sprinkle of diamond dust, your lips will be yummy and kissably soft when the time comes!

15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Monkey Farts Lip Balm Recipe15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Monkey Farts Lip Balm Recipe

I can happily say that I have never smelled a monkey fart, but if they are anything like what the flavoring is then it might not be that bad! I am also sure that the kids will love this lip Monkey Farts Lip balm recipe! Anything that has the word “fart” in it has to be fun!  Plus, it makes 20- 10 ml lip balm pots so you are sure to have enough for quite a while! Simply melt the all natural lip balm base, add in your Monkey Farts flavoring and fill up your lip balm pots and let them set up! Boom! You are done and your kids’ lips will stay soft and healthy looking all winter long!

15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Dual Quench Lipstick Recipe15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Dual Quench Lipstick Recipe

This is a fun and creative lip balm that looks like it was complicated to make, however, with a little ingenuity, is really a very simple process. We even added an extra touch of vitamin E to this Dual Quench Lipstick to give it some extra nourishment for your lips. Plus, with the tinted center, you can add some light color to your lips! This recipe is enough to make 25 lip balm tubes!

15 Ways to Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Super Easy Lip Gloss Recipe15 Ways to Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Super Easy Lip Gloss Recipe

Lip gloss is really easy to make when you use our all natural lip balm base. We no longer carry the roller ball lip containers, but they are easy to find on any craft supply websites.  Fractionated coconut oil will give your lips a kissable softness that you won’t believe! We chose our yummy Juicy Orange flavoring. Once you make this recipe, you will no longer want to buy any from the store again!

15 Ways to Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Natural Lipstick Recipe15 Ways to Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Natural Lipstick Recipe

Once you make our Natural Lipstick recipe, you will wonder why it’s so expensive to buy in the store. This lipstick uses our All Natural Lip Balm base along with beeswax and some titanium dioxide. The titanium dioxide allows the lipstick to glide on your lips nice and smoothly and the beeswax helps seal in the moisture you get from the lip balm base. Vitamin E is perfect to help your lips look healthy! You can choose any color of lip tint and even add in some Diamond Dust for a little sparkly! Once you see how easy it is to make your own lipstick with natural ingredients, you will be hooked!

15 Ways to Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Chunky Lip Balm Recipe15 Ways to Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Chunky Lip Balm Recipe

To color your lips or not color your lips? That will be the question with this unique Chunky Lip Balm recipe. This lip balm has chunks of colored lip balm that were dropped into uncolored lip balm. Not only does it look cool, but if you choose to add a little color to your lips than just swipe your finger across the color part. Just want to go au naturel? Then you can choose to use the uncolored part. Or use both and get a hint of color. We selected our sweet Strawberry Sorbet and even added a sprinkle of Diamond Dust for some shimmer!

15 Ways to Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Embedded Heart Lip Balm Recipe15 Ways to Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Embedded Heart Lip Balm Recipe

This Embedded Heart Lip Balm is an awesome recipe for Valentine’s gifts! Made very similar to the Chunky Lip Balm Recipe, we made heart embeds with our lip balm base, a touch of Red Hot Momma lip tint, some Diamond Dust and our Guava flavoring. After allowing these embeds to harden, we then placed them in lip balm pots containing melted, uncolored lip balm wax that was also flavored in guava! They set up beautifully and give you the opportunity to choose all color, no color or light coloring to your soft, sweet lips! It might look complicated, but you know how easy it is!

 

15 Ways to Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: That’s All For Now

We hope you enjoyed learning about the different ways to use our All Natural Lip Balm Base! Making lip balm doesn’t have to be just plain old lip balm either! You can get creative since all your ingredients are in one container! Plus, you can make lotion bars, and solid perfume if you choose to expand your line of products.  Some lip balm base, lip balm containers, color and flavors than the sky is the limit with what you create! With the all natural ingredients, your lips will look healthy, nourished and feel moisturized this winter. No more dry, chapped lips for you, family or clients! Enjoy!

If you feel like showing off any of the creations you made, come show us! We love hearing from our customers and seeing the awesome things you all make! You can find us on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents) and Instagram (@ngscents). Take a video or picture of what you are making or made and be sure to tell us what Nature’s Garden product you used and we will share it for all of our followers.

Nov
15

Handmade Lotion Recipes


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Handmade Lotion RecipesHandmade Lotion Recipes

In today’s world, most people like to make their own soaps, bath and body products and even cosmetics. Generally, creating those things are not hard at all. Not only do you know the ingredients that will go in your product, but you can make the product to fit your needs or the needs of your customers or loved ones. Many people nowadays have skin issues that require skin-sensitive ingredients. That is another reason why many people turn to handmade goods. And like we stated before, it isn’t hard to do. Take a look through some of Nature’s Garden handmade lotion recipes. You will see how really simply and easy it is to make lotion. Also, with only a few ingredients, you can make a perfectly beautiful lotion that could rival the most expensive store brands out there in the market!

 

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Some Key Ingredients

Before we get started on our recipes, let’s familiarize ourselves with some of the key ingredients that you need to make lotion with. Really you can make a lotion with just shea butter and coconut oil whipped together. However, while those things will soften and hydrate your skin, they can separate while sitting when water is added. Another thing, they may not absorb into your skin very well, leaving you feeling greasy and sticky. The following components that we will discuss are key to getting a beautiful emulsified lotion that will not leave your skin feeling tacky and absorb beautifully.

Handmade Lotion Recipes: BTMS 25 EmulsifierHandmade Lotion Recipes: BTMS 25 Emulsifier

Our first ingredient is Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol, or BTMS 25 Emulsifier is a natural, conditioning emulsifier that can be used in hair and skin care. BTMS is naturally derived from Colza oil. Colza oil is a non-drying oil that is obtained from seeds of the rapeseed plant. It isn’t truly rapeseed oil, but a derivative of it. BTMS can be used in creams and lotions to provide a soft, powdery feel to the skin and is very gentle on the skin and hair.

Handmade Lotion Recipes:  Emulsifying Wax, Traditional and SilkyHandmade Lotion Recipes:  Emulsifying Wax, Traditional and Silky

Next ingredient is our two other emulsifying waxes. We have Emulsifying Wax- Traditional and Silky Emulsifying Wax. While these waxes are not 100 percent natural, they are partial plant based and give wonderful structure to any type of lotion, cream, shampoo or conditioner. Both traditional and silky are self-emulsifying, low odor, highly stable, and highly compatible. Low concentrations of these waxes will improve the consistency and stability of emulsions. Which one do you choose for your product? Which ever you want! So, what exactly is the difference? The only difference is silky will give your lotion a lovely, silky-soft feel to you skin long after the lotion or cream has absorbed.  They can be used interchangeably.

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Optiphen PreservativeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Optiphen Preservative

Preservatives are essential to cosmetic formulations because they kill germs that can make you and your customers very sick. Optiphen is a liquid, paraben-free and formaldehyde-free preservative that provides broad spectrum preservation against bacteria, yeast and mold, the presence of caprylyl glycol. It also imparts an exceptional feel to the finished formulation which makes it useful in creams, sunscreens, lotions, cosmetics, body washes and shampoo recipes. This is a definite must have in any of your water based bath and body products that are created from scratch.

Handmade Lotion Recipe: Stearic Acid and Sodium Lactate

Stearic Acid is a plant based ingredient that is widely used in bath and body products, soaps and even in candles. For bath and body products, it is a wonderful addition to thicken up your product. In soaps, it is used to harden your bars of soap and to make them last longer. When used in candles, it also helps harden the wax and is perfect for making pillar candles or any type of mold candle. Another option is sodium lactate. Sodium lactate is a natural moisturizer, humectant, and pH regulator. It is used in handmade soaps, lotions, shampoo, and other bath and body products.

Handmade Lotion Recipe: Distilled Water

Yes, distilled water is an important ingredient to any of your lotions. You will see in any of our lotion recipes, that we ask you to heat your distilled water up to a specific ingredient and hold it there for 20 minutes. This is to ensure that you have destroyed any bacteria that may have been lingering around in the water.

Handmade Lotion Recipe: The Phases

Also you will notice that each recipe is done in phases. You have your Water Phase, which is where you are heating your water up. The Oil Phase. This is where you will heat and melt any of your butters and oils and waxes to a specific temperature. Next will be the Mixing Phase. Your will then mix together your water and butter and oils with a stick blender to emulsify. Lastly, you have your Cool Down Phase where you allow the lotion mixture to cool to a specific temperature before adding your fragrance oil and Optiphen. Then, you will package up your lotion and label if desired and you are ready to gift everybody you love with some handmade love! Now, let’s talk about our recipes!

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Cocoa Dream Cream RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Cocoa Dream Cream Recipe

Our first lotion is our Cocoa Dream Cream!   This is a thick, luscious cream that smells heavenly with our Butter Brickle fragrance oil. A soft, buttery vanilla fragrance that leave you smelling sweet! Sweet almond oil, and cocoa butter will give your skin a reason to be happy! It absorbs beautifully and leaves you feeling soft! This cream is also sold as a kit. It would be a perfect way to start learning how to make lotion since you don’t have to commit to large quantities of ingredients. The Cocoa Dream Cream kit is also perfect as gift for somebody who loves to make their own bath and body products!

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Cucumber Cream RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Cucumber Cream Recipe

Our Cucumber Cream recipe is perfect to quench that dry wintery skin! The ingredients we chose give your lotion a thick, luxurious texture that will absorb beautifully into your skin. Plus, we chose our bright, fresh Cucumber Splash fragrance oil. This is a perfect fragrance for lotion or even soap! It smells like spring!

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Tropical Lotion RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Tropical Lotion Recipe

If you are looking for something more lighter to apply to your skin, try our Tropical Lotion Recipe. This is also our CEO, Deborah’s,  favorite lotion recipe since it has her favorite fragrance oil in it. This lotion was made with mango butter, fractionated coconut oil and rice bran oil, this lotion is light yet creamy, and leaves your skin feeling silky and hydrated. Tropical lotion is definitely a perfect summer-time getaway for you nose! We used our yummy Papaya Dragon Fruit fragrance oil and it smells of a tropical fruit salad made with peaches, pineapple, papaya and of course, Dragon Fruit! You will smell good enough to eat!

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe

Our Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion is a beautiful lotion for any skin! Created with infused waters made from hibiscus flower powder and rosehips flower powder, your skin will thank you for the extra attention. Hibiscus is an herb know for being high in antioxidants and amino acids, and also contain oligopeptides that have been shown to have wrinkle-smoothing properties. Rosehips contain high levels of vitamin C, in addition to vitamins E, A, and D. Rosehips are used in skincare for its high level of antioxidants and anti-aging properties. The hibiscus/rosehip infusion will add a lovely natural pink color to your lotion. For the fragrance we chose our Peach Magnolia Raspberry fragrance oil. This scent smells of juicy raspberries and peaches with a light floral background.

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Frappe Mocha Body Cream RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Frappe Mocha Body Cream Recipe

Our Frappe Mocha Body Cream is perfect for those with a coffee addiction! This cream is made with cocoa butter and sweet almond Oil. Both are perfect for making your skin feel soft and silky. As for the water part, however, we created it using a distilled coffee brew. This lotion is not only made with coffee, but the steeped coffee water truly helps punch up the coffee fragrance. For the fragrances, we chose both Fresh Brewed Coffee- World’s Best and our Chocolate Fudge Fragrance oil. If you didn’t want a Frappe Mocha before, you will after you smell this body cream! This body cream also comes in a kit size if you are looking for a Christmas gift to give to somebody special!

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Natural Face Cream RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Natural Face Cream Recipe

This cream recipe is a favorite of mine. Natural Face Cream is made with an infusion of calendula flowers.  Calendula is believed to reduce inflammation, reduce acne, and promote healthy skin, which makes this a perfect addition to a night cream. Also, we have included Avocado Oil and Grapeseed Oil. Grapeseed oil does not clog pores, absorbs easily into the skin, does not leave a greasy feel to the skin, and provides the skin with anti inflammatory properties.  It is high in linoleic acid; providing mosturizing effects to the skin. Avocado Oil is a rich, moisturizing oil that is perfect for those with sensitive skin. This lotion is also available in a kit.

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Rose Lotion RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Rose Lotion Recipe

Back in the 1970s there was a lotion my grandmother used a lot. It was called Rose Milk lotion and our Rose Lotion recipe truly reminds me of her when I use it. We infused our distilled water with our red Rose Buds & Petals. Rose water is the perfect addition to any skin-care regime. Its use dates back to days of Cleopatra and has many incredible benefits to its use. Rose water is perfect for any type of skin. It has antibacterial properties, anti-inflammatory and has a load of antioxidants in it. We also used cocoa butter, fractionated coconut oil and meadowfoam seed oil. Meadowfoam seed oil is a wonderful, light oil that absorbs easily into the skin, leaving you feeling soft and not greasy! We chose our Fresh Cut Roses fragrance oil to scent this beautiful lotion.

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Solid Lotion Bar RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Solid Lotion Bar Recipe

Solid Lotion Bar is a quick and simple lotion that is perfect for those who like to hydrate their skin on the go! Made with shea butter, beeswax and jojoba oil, you have a lotion that absorbs quickly, seals in the moisture and keeps the winter dry skin at bay! This lotion is perfect for gym bags, purses, backpacks. No need to worry about loose caps and possible leakage with this lotion! We scented this lotion bar with our Beautiful Babe fragrance oil. If you are familiar with Estee Lauder’s Beautiful perfume, then you know how good this lotion will smell!  This fragrance is a delicate rose, jasmine and carnations with undertones of sweet melon and plum!

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Wine Lotion RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Wine Lotion Recipe

Even though it says Wine Lotion, we did not use actual wine in the recipe. However, we did use our Resveratrol Extract Powder. Resveratrol is a natural polyphenol found in in the skin of red grapes. This powder is similar in the same properties of red wine, meaning it has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal properties, and is used in products that fight acne. Also, Resveratrol is used in anti-aging, anti-wrinkle cosmetic products. It will provide anti-inflammatory properties that reduce swelling.

We also included cocoa butter, grapeseed oil and Jojoba Oil. Both of these oils are wonderful for the skin! Grapeseed oil is light and non-greasy feeling on the skin.  Jojoba oil is considered a “liquid wax” and it will lock in the moisture and keeps your skin hydrated. We chose our Shiraz fragrance oil to help round out our “wine theme”. This is a beautiful, light fruity but robust red wine scent! A must try for wine lovers! 

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Chamomile Lotion Recipe

Our last recipe for today is our Chamomile Lotion Recipe. This is an easy, basic recipe that is perfect for beginners. We used apricot kernel oil and grapeseed oil. Both are light, absorb-able and non-greasy oils and are perfect when you want a light lotion. This would be a perfect summer-time lotion with no heavy oils or butters. The fragrance oil we chose is the delicate Chamomile fragrance oil. Chamomile fragrance oil smells of freshly picked chamomile flowers with hints of fresh green herbs.

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Find Us On Social Media

We hope you enjoyed learning about our handmade lotion recipes! See? Making your own lotion is truly an easy process! The ingredients are simple, nothing harsh goes into your creation and you can feel good about making something amazing for your skin! Next time your create an awesome product using any of Nature’s Garden products, show us! Snap a picture, describe what you made and what you used for your creation.Then come find us on Facebook, Instagram (@ngscents) or Twitter (@ngscents) and post your stuff! We love hearing from our customers and seeing all the fun things they have been up too!

Nov
08

Popular Christmas Fragrances


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Popular Christmas FragrancesPopular Christmas Fragrances

It’s almost that time of year! Time for Christmas, time for gifts and time for some inspiration to create those gifts. Christmas can sometimes feel overwhelming! From decorating the house, writing out Christmas cards, baking cookies, shopping, Christmas parties, well, the list can go on and on. Plus, trying to think up something fun and unique to give for your friends and family can be intimidating as well. If your a crafter, soaper, candlemaker, then naturally you have the urge to make something for those friends and family. Nature’s Garden has a list of our 10 Popular Christmas Fragrances that we hope will get those creative juices flowing!

Popular Christmas Fragrances: Candy Cane Fragrance OilPopular Christmas Fragrances: Candy Cane Fragrance Oil

First up we have our Candy Cane Fragrance Oil. This is a very popular fragrance at Christmas time! This isn’t just a straight up peppermint scent. This fragrance is peppermint, spearmint, with a touch of strawberries, eucalyptus and a nice soft background of vanilla.

Candy Cane fragrance worked perfectly in our cold process soap testing! There was no ricing, separation, or accelerating! However, we did experience some discoloring to a brown. You can use Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help prevent the oxidation of the fragrance. Also, the scent retention was strong and true throughout the cure time!

This fragrance oil is body safe and would be perfect in all bath and body products. We have a wonderful recipe that uses our Candy Cane Fragrance Oil. Check out our sweet Candy Cane Candle. This candle has pretty pink, red and white layers with a fluffy white topping and some sweet little swirled wafer embeds sitting atop the fluff!

Popular Christmas Fragrances: Christmas Cabernet Fragrance OilPopular Christmas Fragrances: Christmas Cabernet Fragrance Oil

This next fragrance oil is lovely all year long, not just at Christmas time! Christmas Cabernet fragrance oil has a true Cabernet scent of cherries and oak. With hints of ginger, vanilla and wine, this is a perfect fragrance to get you into the holiday spirit.

Christmas Cabernet is a soaper’s dream! During our cold process soap testing, there was no ricing, accelerating, or separating. Although it did turn a shade of olive brown, using a Vanilla White Color Stabilizer may help prevent this. Also, the scent retention was incredibly strong even after its cure time. This fragrance is also body safe and makes some wonderful smelling bath and body products. It also worked equally well in all soy and vegetable waxes.

If you enjoy making bath and body products, check out our Wine Sugar Scrub recipe. Sugar scrubs are incredibly popular and easy to make. A few simple ingredients such as sugar, olive oil, cocoa butter and grapeseed oil, is all it takes to make up nine 4 oz. jars of this yummy smelling scrub! Your skin will smell amazing and will also feel soft and smooth afterward.

Popular Christmas Fragrances: Christmas Cabin Fragrance OilPopular Christmas Fragrances: Christmas Cabin Fragrance Oil

Nature’s Garden’s Christmas Cabin Fragrance Oil is a true best seller during the holiday season. If Christmas had a smell it would definitely be the scent of bayberries, cranberries, cinnamon and orange zest! With one sniff, you can practically picture a pine tree, decorated with garlands of popcorn, cranberries, twinkling white lights and rustic ornaments adorning the branches, sitting in the corner of a cozy cabin, a warm, crackling fire burning in the stone fireplace. This fragrance is a definite must for your Christmas line-up!

Christmas Cabin did perfectly in our cold process soap testing! There was no ricing, accelerating, separating or discoloring. Also, the scent retention was nice a strong! This fragrance also was perfect in all candle wax testing and room freshening sprays!

Popular Christmas Fragrances: Christmas Thyme Fragrance OilPopular Christmas Fragrances: Christmas Thyme Fragrance Oil

Christmas Thyme fragrance oil is perfect for those that want a pine fragrance that isn’t overwhelming! Definite top notes of cinnamon, bayberries and apples along with the undertones of pine and thyme. A perfect balance that smells fresh and crisp!

Christmas Thyme is one of the few fragrances that is not body safe, therefore we did no cold process soap testing, nor any testing in bath and body products. However, this is a wonderful scent for those looking for candle fragrances that have wonderful cold and hot throws. This fragrance also makes a perfect room freshener or potpourri and incense.

If you are looking for a recipe to create for those that like potpourri, check out our Christmas Liquid Potpourri Recipe. This recipe uses our DPG solvent and of course, Christmas Thyme fragrance oil. When it’s ready to use, simply pour into your potpourri burner or even an oil burner and let your house fill with the fresh, clean scent of an outdoor Christmas.

Popular Christmas Fragrances: Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins Fragrance OilPopular Christmas Fragrances: Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins Fragrance Oil

What in the world is a Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins? This fragrance oil by Natures Garden was inspired by one of our favorite movies of all times – “ELF”.  At one point in the movie, Buddy mentions that he feels like a “Cotton headed ninny muggin”; AKA…an ELF Airhead.  This made us think, “What would a cotton headed ninny muggin smell like?”  Cotton headed ninny muggin fragrance oil begins with sweet, buttery, creamy coconut and vanilla frosting; leading to middle notes of powdery heliotrope and spicy hints; and sits on a powerful vanilla base. A very yummy smelling cotton head you will be!

Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins worked perfectly in our cold process soap testing! With no ricing, accelerating, separating, it soaped beautifully. However, it does discolor to a chocolate brown. The addition of some Vanilla White Color Stabilizer would be perfect to help prevent that. This fragrance oil also tested positive in room fresheners, all candle waxes and in bath and body products!

Have you ever thought of making your own play dough? It’s actually an easy craft that the kids can help out making! With some flour, vegetable oil and warm water, you can have some fun creating when it gets too yucky to play outside! Our Scented Play Dough recipe is made with five different colors and five different Christmas fragrances, one being Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins! This is must try if your kids are looking for something fun to do!

Popular Christmas Fragrances: Country Christmas Fragrance OilPopular Christmas Fragrances: Country Christmas Fragrance Oil

Our Country Christmas fragrance oil is a truly fantastic scent that is a blend of bayberries, cranberries, and apples, with spicy nuances of nutmeg and cloves with a top note of orange zests. This is another fragrance oil that makes me picture an old fashioned Christmas in a warm, cozy farmhouse or cabin. 

Country Christmas fragrance oil was not tested in cold process soap due to the fact that the maximum body safeness level was very low. If you do choose to soap with it, please try to stick to the guideline of the percentage we have allowed for. However, this fragrance is perfect in candles, wax melts, and any type of room freshening recipe!

With a country Christmas comes pictures of rustic decorations, home smells and family gatherings. We developed an easy decoration that uses our Country Christmas fragrance! Our Scented Twine Christmas Ornaments are a fun, easy craft to create! Simply wrap twine around an inflated balloon, coat the twine in scented glue, allow to dry. When the twine has hardened, you can pop the balloon and you’re left with a yummy smelling, rustic ornament that will give your tree a down-home look!

Popular Christmas Fragrances: Dance of The Sugar Plum Fairy Fragrance OilPopular Christmas Fragrances: Dance of The Sugar Plum Fairy Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil is truly a charming Christmas scent that is filled with surprises to delight all of the senses! Smell the plums, dark cherries and sweet oranges enhanced with peppery woody pine undertones and you will be entranced with the combination!

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy fragrance did very well in our cold process soap testing! There was no accelerating, ricing or separating. It did discolor to a light beige. It also did wonderful in bath and body products, room fresheners and in all candle waxes with strong scent retention all around.

A very unique fragrance oil deserves its very own recipe! Our creative team came up with the Sugar Plum Bath Bomb recipe! This is a perfect creation for the little girls in your life. With its  sweet fragrance and its pretty sparkly, purple color, the kids will want to take a bath to watch the fizzy, bubbly fun!

Popular Christmas Fragrances: Elf Sweat Fragrance OilPopular Christmas Fragrances: Elf Sweat Fragrance Oil

Do elves sweat? I really don’t know, but if they do than it probably smells like this fragrance!  This fragrance oil by Natures Garden was inspired by Santa’s elves.  Magical, happy, and hard-working…the perfect description of the personalities of Santa’s elves!  Are you ready to smell a fragrance that embraces these personality traits?  Elf sweat fragrance is a bubbly, magical blend of candy, candy canes, candy corn, and syrup, with effervescent spicy soda pop bubbles to provide a unique, magical top note.  This is fun, creative fragrance oil that will make any products pop!

Elf Sweat fragrance oil is a perfect, all around fragrance that works perfectly in all types of products. In our cold process soap testing, it behaved perfectly with no ricing, accelerating or separating. It did discolor to a light beige color, but that can be prevented with so Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. Our customers love this fragrance in everything from candles, to bath bombs to lotion! A good fragrance to keep in stock during the holidays!

Who knew that lumps of coal could smell so good! These Elf Sweat scented bath bombs are perfect for anybody in your family that’s not been very good all year. Just kidding! They are perfect for anybody in your family that deserves a fun treat for bath time! From little kids to big kids, bath bombs are a perfect way to get them into the bath tub with out fussing! Lumps of Coal Bath Bombs will leave your skin soft and hydrated with baking soda and coconut oil! Plus, with the addition of Hawaiian Black Salt and activated charcoal, they are perfect for exfoliating the skin also! 

Popular Christmas Fragrances: Gingersnap Cookies Fragrance OilPopular Christmas Fragrances: Gingersnap Cookies Fragrance Oil

Gingersnap Cookies fragrance oil smells like true gingersnap cookies! The bite of ginger, with base notes of bakery scents is the perfect addition to any line of smell good bath treats you are creating for the holiday season!

When we tested Gingersnap Cookies Fragrance Oil in cold process soap, it performed perfectly! There was no ricing, accelerating, or separating. While it did discolor to a light tan, that seems to be perfect for a gingersnap scented soap if you ask me! The scent retention was strong and yummy through its cure time! It also worked perfectly in all candle waxes and in bath and body products!

I feel that you can never have to many bath bomb recipes or ideas to have in stock, especially when it comes to Christmas time! Bath bombs are really easy to make and kids love them! They truly can make bath time fun time! With skin friendly ingredients, adults love them to. They leave your skin soft and moisturized feeling! These Gingerbread Cookies Bath Bombs are perfect to give in spa bags or gift baskets!  Add in some gingersnap cookies lotion, soap and candle set and you have a truly lovely gift set to give!

Popular Christmas Fragrances: Reindeer Poo Fragrance OilPopular Christmas Fragrances: Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil

Reindeer Poo? In a fragrance oil? Do people really want to smell that? Well of course they do! If it’s from Nature’s Garden they do! Reindeer Poo fragrance oil is a unique blend of apples and pears; followed by middle notes of eucalyptus, pine, and geranium. Base notes of vanilla and cedarwood balance it all out! This is truly a fun fragrance to have in your collection!

Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil did accelerate in our cold process soap testing, so it is strongly suggested to soap at room temperature. However, there was no ricing or separating. It did discolor to a tan, but the scent stayed strong and true through its cure time. This fragrance did perfect in all candle waxes and in room fresheners. It also performed well in bath and body products.

If you are looking for a fun craft to make for somebody special this Christmas, our Reindeer Poo candle is the answer. This pretty candle is made using our Palm Container Wax. This wax has a beautiful crystal effect when it has hardened, which is perfect for winter-themed candles. On top of the whipped, fluffy snow is a little present left by Rudolph! What could it be? Well Reindeer Poo of course! (The good smelling kind!)

Popular Christmas Fragrances: That’s All For Now

We hope you have enjoyed learning about some of these popular Christmas fragrances from Nature’s Garden. If you would like to explore more of our Christmas fragrances, follow this link to see what we have to offer! Once you have made your awesome creations with any of Nature’s Garden products, come find us on social media and show us what you did! You can find us on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents) or Instagram (@ngscents). Show us a picture and we will share for all to see! We love seeing what our customers have been up to and it’s an awesome way to toot your own horn and be proud of what you did!

Oct
23

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes


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10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes

Have you been looking into a fun, new craft that doesn’t take a lot of time or equipment? How about creating your own soap?  When thinking of making soap, your mind goes to lye and long cure times. Also, most people shy away from the idea of making soap from scratch since it does involve using lye, which can be intimidating to some. However, with melt and pour soap, the lye process has been done for you! What you have with melt and pour soap base is a safe and fun project that anybody can do. This type of craft can even be done with little ones! They can help participate in picking out colors and fragrances, molds and designs. So, if you are looking for some inspiration to help you get started in the soaping world, Natures Garden has 10 cocoa butter melt and pour soap recipes to lead you on!

With Christmas time around the corner, we are sure you are looking for some fun, sweet smelling gifts to give!  With simple instructions, some yummy smells and some very creative touches, these recipes can help you can make gifts for friends and family just in time for the holiday! What better way to say “I love you” than with a homemade present?

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Is Melt and Pour Really Soap?10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Is Melt and Pour Really Soap?

If you are new to any type of soap making, you may have stumbled upon melt and pour soap bases. However, you may be wondering is melt and pour soap really soap? Of course, it is! Most melt and pour soap bases are unscented and have the capability of being melted and remelted without losing any of its quality!  Another thing, melt and pour soap is actually extremely soothing to the skin, with no harsh chemicals as many store brands contain.

What do I like about melt and pour soap? I can pronounce all the ingredients and I also know what each ingredient’s purpose is. Another factor I like about melt and pour soap? I can create any kind of yummy smelling soap I want! You are only limited by your imagination with what you can do with melt and pour soap!

Today we are going to be showing you 10 of our Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour creations! Each recipe is simple to follow with outstanding results! Your friends and family will be so impressed by your newest, crafty abilities. You are sure to get some attention with some of these fun bath treats.  Also, before you get started on creating any of our recipes, check out our Melt and Pour Soap Information! You can learn about the different types of soap base Nature’s Garden has to offer, the ingredients in melt and pour soap base and a quick lesson in how to work with melt and pour soap!

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Chocolate Cherry Soap Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Chocolate Cherry Soap Recipe

Our first melt and pour soap recipe are these yummy looking Chocolate Cherry Soaps! These soaps look and smell good enough to eat! You may have to put out a warning that they aren’t edible! Made with our Cocoa Butter melt and pour soap base, this recipe makes 12 guest soaps that will look adorable sitting on the bathroom counter! This recipe also incorporates some Diamond Clear melt and pour soap that is used for the cherries and the red drizzle. We chose to use real cocoa powder in this recipe, both for some added colorant and natural scent! Plus, our Cherry fragrance oil mixed with the cocoa powder gives a definite scent of chocolate covered cherries!

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Pistachio Melt and Pour Soap Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Pistachio Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Next up we have our Pistachio Melt and Pour soap Recipe. This innovative soap looks just like the pistachio layered dessert that is so popular at potlucks or get-togethers.  This inspiration behind this bath dessert is our Pistachio Pudding Cake fragrance oil that smells of yummy pistachio nuts, almonds and vanilla with a slight floral background! This melt and pour soap is an easy bath treat to make. We created this yummy soap by using cocoa butter melt and pour for the fluffy topping, the graham cracker crust and the white cool whip middle!  We also used Diamond Clear Melt and Pour for the pistachio pudding and to top it off, we sprinkled dried Orange Peel on top to give it a realistic look of crushed pistachios on top! Using our Basic Square-Mold Market Mold, you will get 3 bars of soap with this recipe!

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap Recipe

This next yummy dessert soap will inspire your inner baker for sure! Our Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled soap recipe will give you a whole new perspective on what you can create with melt and pour soap! The secret to getting the soap to roll; vegetable glycerin! Just a bit gives melt and pour soap a flexibility that you won’t believe. Not only will this soap be impressive to look at, but you may want to create the real thing when you are done! What inspired this soapy dessert was our Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle fragrance oil. This fragrance smells of chocolate, sweet raspberries and vanilla! Once the whole soap is set up, you can simply slice the soap into individual slices and wrap to give as gifts!

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Christmas Bath Cookies Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Christmas Bath Cookies Recipe

This Christmas Bath Cookies recipe is a unique twist on the bath bomb. The cookie part was created using your usual bath bomb ingredients such as baking soda and citric acid. However, we also included mango butter and cocoa butter to help give your skin some extra softness! Now, most bath bombs don’t have icing on top but ALL Christmas cookies should have icing! This frosting is made using cocoa butter melt and pour soap and whipped soap base! Double luxury! You can top your bath cookie off with some Christmas colored sprinkles to complete the look! Of course, the fragrance oil we chose is our delicious Christmas Cookies fragrance oil. Butter, vanilla and frosting is what your bathroom will smell like! You will get 18 bath cookies with this recipe!

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Our next recipe may not look like a dessert, however, it smells like a dessert! This Swirled Melt and Pour soap is very easy to create using a simple loaf mold and white, pink and chocolate swirls that give it a marbled look. We chose to color this soap naturally!  Kaolin clay for the white portion and Rose clay for the pink. For the chocolate swirls, we used organic Cocoa powder. This powder is not only a natural colorant, but it will enhance the scent of the Chocolate Covered Strawberries fragrance oil that we used. This recipe creates two pound of soap. You can slice it up and give as individual gifts.

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Chocolate Dipped Bath Fizzies Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Chocolate Dipped Bath Fizzies Recipe

This next recipe would be a perfect Valentine’s Day treat to make for somebody you love! They look and smell scrumptious enough to eat, however, I wouldn’t suggest it! These Chocolate Dipped Bath Fizzies will leave your skin feeling soft and hydrated. These fizzies are made with your basic bath bomb ingredients such as baking soda and citric acid, but we also created a “chocolate coating” made of cocoa butter melt and pour soap! Sprinkle some sweet little decorating sprinkles on the top for a final touch and you will have some super cute bath treats to help Valentine’s Day end on a sweet note for whoever you love or even for yourself! You have to love yourself too!  The fragrance oil we chose is our uniquely decadent Chocolate Lovers Type that smells amazingly chocolaty with a background of citrus and vanilla! We also used our Brownie Pops Silicone Soap Mold which makes removing your bath fizzies easy! This recipe will give you 10 fizzies!

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Vanilla Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Vanilla Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe

These little Vanilla sugar scrub cubes look sweet enough to dissolve on your tongue, but they work better in the bathtub! Simple and quick to create, this recipe makes 24 sugar scrub squares that will leave your skin soft and supple. We made these skin treats with Grapeseed, Apricot Kernel, Sesame Seed Oil, cocoa butter melt and pour soap, plus some Vanilla Powder!  These little sugar cubes are perfect for scrubbing away dry skin and they will you smelling yummy! Our fragrance oil is the popular NG Warm Vanilla & Sugar! This is a warm vanilla fragrance with deep musky undertones. Once they are ready to use, store them in a glass jar! You will get 24 little scrubs using Brownie Bites silicone soap mold!

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Beetroot Facial Soap Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Beetroot Facial Soap Recipe

Beet root is amazing for the skin! This pretty pink powder is known for its high levels of nutrients such as beta carotene, vitamin B5, vitamin B1, vitamin C. It is a perfect addition to any face soap! As a side note,  the pink color that beet root gives to our cocoa butter melt and pour soap base will eventually oxidize and turn a brownish color. That is why we have incorporated some citric acid and some Tomato Red FUN soap colorant to help keep this Beetroot Facial Soap looking pretty in pink for quite a while! This recipe makes 2 6 oz. facial bars. This soap would be a wonderful addition to a spa gift basket using some of our other recipes that have been created using beet root powder! We have an Emulsified Beet Sugar Scrub, a Black Cherry Bomb bath bomb and even some Rose Violet Bath Melts that would make perfect gift basket goodies!

 

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Macaroon Melt and Pour Soap Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Macaroon Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

These Macaroon melt and pour soaps look adorable in their bright, neon colors! Kids will love these little soaps at bath time and it’s a perfect way to get them into the bath tub! The “outside” of the cookies are made with our cocoa butter melt and pour soap. The “creamy filling” is actually our whipped soap base! This recipe makes 6 soaps that smell of our Almond Macaroon fragrance oil. The scent of orange, coconut, almond and vanilla will have the little ones smelling sweet and clean for bedtime!

 

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Soap Frosting Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Soap Frosting Recipe

Anytime you need a quick topping to any of your soap desserts, whether they are melt and pour soaps or cold process soaps, our Soap Frosting Recipe is a perfect go-to topping! It’s quick and easy to make! Simply whip together our whipped soap base with melted cocoa butter melt and pour soap and there you go! It will come out light and fluffy, just like the real thing!  While our recipe uses our Buttercream fragrance oil, you can scent yours to match your bath dessert. You can also add any colorant that you desire to make your soap pop with color! One more thing!  If your fragrance oil is known to turn soap brown in color, you can add some Vanilla White color stabilizer to help keep the color true. This recipe will make enough frosting to top 8 large soap cupcakes!

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: More Cocoa Butter Ideas

We hope you enjoyed these 10 cocoa butter melt and pour soap recipes! Whether you are a newbie looking to create some fun gifts for friends and family, or a seasoned soaper who is just looking for some inspiration, Nature’s Garden has you covered! Natures Garden also carries a golden natural cocoa butter and a deodorized cocoa butter.  You can incorporate cocoa butter into recipes like lip balm and cold process soap.  It really is a versatile cosmetic ingredient. Nature’s Garden also offers soap classes to help you familiarize yourself with all the ingredients that we use in our recipes.  While Natures Garden sells cocoa butter for cosmetic use only, food grade cocoa butter can even be used in baking. Here is an example, a vegan chocolate recipe.

Have you made some cool new projects using any Nature’s Garden products lately? We would love to see them! In fact, we love to see and hear from any or all of our customers! You can find us on our Facebook page, Twitter (@ngscents) or on Instagram (@ngscents). Show us (and all of our followers) what you have been creating! We will also share it for others to see too!

Oct
10

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe


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Pumpkin Bath Melts RecipePumpkin Bath Melts Recipe

When summer starts to melt into fall, crafters of all kinds start looking for new things to create for their friends, family or customers. When it comes to bath and body products, Nature’s Garden always has some fun, new ideas to help inspire you! This Pumpkin Bath Melts recipe is a perfect example! They are super simple and quick to make! This recipe makes 13 bath melts. Not only would these make adorable gift bag treats, but they could also enhance a pumpkin-themed gift basket.

These shimmery pumpkins are full of skin softening ingredients such as Mango, Cocoa Butter and Pumpkin Seed Oil. They also smell of our yummy Caramel Apple Fragrance oil and a little bit of pumpkin pie spice blend to help enhance the scent of fall! Plus, these little guys have some mica for added color and pop! We are sure that you will be hooked on making these sweet little guys for everybody around you!

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: A little Bit of Pumpkin HistoryPumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: A little Bit of Pumpkin History

Pumpkins have been a part of history for quite sometime. In fact, they were a staple in early American diets and not in pumpkin pie! The oldest evidence of pumpkins were in pumpkin-related seeds dating between 7000 and 5500 B.C. and were found in Mexico. Then, only the seeds were eaten as the pumpkins flesh was too bitter to be eaten. However, with cultivation, pumpkins began to develop a sweeter taste and became a Native American staple. Pumpkin was dried, stewed, baked and roasted. When the pumpkin had been hollowed out, they could be used as a water vessels, storage containers or even bowls.

Pumpkins were such a large part of some Native American food culture. They were actually part of a growing process the Indians called “The Three Sisters”. The sisters were corn, pumpkins and beans. These vegetables were planted together, each one benefiting the other as they grew. Nowadays, pumpkins are a natural fall icon, used mostly for Jack O’ Lanterns, or fall decorating. These pumpkins are mass produced and not edible in the least, although there are still pumpkins grown strictly for eating. These are smaller, denser and sweeter tasting and perfect for those Thanksgiving pumpkin pies and cakes!

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Some of The IngredientsPumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Some of The Ingredients

Before we get started on the bath melts, let’s get familiar with some of the ingredients! Mango Butter is a luscious ingredient when using in bath and body products. It has a nice, silky texture that will add some wonderful skin softening and hydration to your bath treats! Plus, this butter is said to reduce signs of aging by reducing wrinkle formations!

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Pumpkin Seed OilPumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Pumpkin Seed Oil

What better oil to put in your pumpkin bath melts than Pumpkin Seed Oil. This is actually a very good oil for bath products. Pumpkin seed oil is loaded with nutrients:  Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, Vitamins E, A, and C, and it is rich in the mineral zinc. This oil absorbs beautifully in to your skin and will not leave a greasy, oily feeling.  Pumpkin seed oil is also helpful in repairing dry, damaged skin.

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Pumpkin Seed PowderPumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Pumpkin Seed Powder

You don’t often see recipes that use Pumpkin Seed Powder, but this powder is a wonderful addition to bath and body recipes. Not only are pumpkin seeds yummy to snack on, but they contain an array of nutrients which are beneficial to your body, inside and out! Pumpkin seeds contain 18 amino acids, omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, phosphorus, manganese, magnesium, zinc, iron, copper, and vitamin K.  When used in cosmetics, pumpkin seed powder is perfect for its antioxidant, nourishing, and skin softening properties.

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Spice PowderPumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Spice Powder

Pumpkin Pie Spice Powder doesn’t have to be saved for baking anymore! This yummy spice blend of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and ginger can add wonderful natural color and scent to soaps, bath bombs and even soaps!

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Caramel Apple Fragrance OilPumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Caramel Apple Fragrance Oil

Natures Garden’s Caramel Apple fragrance oil smells like the real thing! A big, juicy red apple dipped in warm, buttery caramel! In fact, the fragrance oil makes these bath melts smell like candy that you could eat! Don’t be tempted to take a lick!

 

 

 

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Ingredients Available At Nature’s Garden

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need

  • Scale
  • Pots (2 for double boiler)
  • Spatula
  • Stovetop

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Total Recipe Weights

  • 57 grams Palm Oil
  • 42 grams Mango Butter
  • 113 grams Cocoa Butter Golden Natural
  • 15 grams Pumpkin Seed Oil
  • 6 grams White Beeswax
  • 4 grams Caramel Apple Fragrance Oil
  • 2 grams Pumpkin Seed Powder
  • 2 grams Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend Powder
  • 1 gram Diamond Dust Mica
  • 1 gram 24 K Gold Mica

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Before You Get Started

Prior to starting on your bath melts, it’s always a good idea to take a few precautionary steps. First, clean and sanitize your work area. Make sure that you have all your ingredients within easy reach and that you also have enough room to work in. Also, make sure your equipment and utensils are also clean and sanitized. We also suggest wearing a hair net and protective clothing when preparing this recipe.  These steps will ensure that you can work smoothly without any interruptions in your creating. Now, we can get started on your recipe!

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Prepare Your Double Boiler

You will be using a double boiler to melt your waxes and butters, so you will want to get that ready. If you are familiar with how a double boiler works, you can skip this part and move on to the next step. If not, we can give a quick tutorial on setting one up. Double boilers are easy to create. You will need 2 different sized pots, preferably ones that you no longer use for cooking. One pot should be smaller than the other, so that it can fit inside the larger one. In the larger pot, place a few inches of water. To the smaller pot, you will add your waxes and butters. Then you will place the smaller pot into the larger pot to allow the butters and waxes to melt.

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Prepping the Wax, Oils and ButtersPumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Prepping the Wax, Oils and Butters

Once you have the outside pot heating on the heat source, you will weigh out the wax, oils and butters to the smaller pot. Place your clean pot on the scale, tare out the weight and weigh in 57 grams of Palm Oil, 42 grams of Mango Butter, 113 grams of Cocoa Butter Golden Natural, 6 grams of White Beeswax and 15 grams of Pumpkin Seed Oil.

 

 

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Melting the Wax, Oils and Butters

Place the smaller pot inside the larger pot. Now you will melt the oils, butters and wax on a gentle heat, stirring occasionally, until everything is melted and combined. Once everything is nicely melted, you can turn off your heat and remove the inner pot and set it aside for the moment.

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Prepping the Powders, Micas and Fragrance OilPumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Prepping the Powders, Micas and Fragrance Oil

While you are waiting for the butters to melt, you can prep the powders and micas. So to a small bowl that is placed on your scale, weigh in 2 grams of pumpkin seed powder, 2 grams of pumpkin pie spice blend powder, 1 gram of Diamond Dust Mica, 1 gram of 24K Gold Mica and 4 grams of Caramel Apple fragrance oil.  Mix this together using a spoon until everything is incorporated.

 

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Combining All the IngredientsPumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Combining All the Ingredients

Now that your butters and waxes are melted, you can combine the mixed powders and fragrance oil in with the butters. Stir this mixture well until everything is well incorporated.

 

 

 

 

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Pouring the Bath MeltsPumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Pouring the Bath Melts

Now that everything is fully mixed, you will be pouring them into the mold. Have your mold setting in front of you and carefully pour the mixture into each cavity.

 

 

 

 

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Allowing the Melts to Set Up

Next, you will need to allow your bath melts to set up a bit. You want them to have a “film” over the top before attempting to move them. This should not take very long. Once they are set, you can move them to the freezer. Allow the bath melts to set in the freezer for about 30 minutes. Then, you can remove them from the freezer and pop them out of their mold.

 

 

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Ready to UsePumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Ready to Use

Your Pumpkin Bath Melts are ready to use! Simply place one melt under warm, running bath water, sit back and unwind after a long day! Enjoy the scent of spice and caramel in the air! Use bath melts with caution, however! They can and will make your bath tub slippery! Also, we do not recommend shipping these to your customers in warm climates. Bath melts will simply melt with skin contact due to body heat.

 

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: That’s All For Today

We hope you enjoyed reading and learning about our newest fall bath treat! These Pumpkin Bath Melts are sure to please everybody that appreciates wonderful products that help nourish your skin and smell amazing!  Whether you create these little pumpkins for yourself, family, friends or clients, they are sure to be an annual treat that everyone will love and want.

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: More Fun Pumpkin Treats

If you are looking for some more fun pumpkin themed bath and body recipes, Nature’s Garden has a plethora of recipes to choose from. From body scrub to soaps, they are easy to make and would make a lovely fall themed gift basket!

Pumpkin Eggnog Foaming Sugar Scrub RecipePumpkin Eggnog Foaming Sugar Scrub Recipe

This Pumpkin Eggnog Foaming Sugar Scrub is quick and easy to make! Our whipped soap base and a bit of sugar, you can have this scrub whipped up in no time. The inspiration for this sugar scrub is our Pumpkin Eggnog fragrance oil. It has a wonderfully warm, sugary pumpkin vanilla scent!

Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap RecipePumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap Recipe

If you like to make Cold Process soap, we have a lovely Pumpkin Puree Cold Process soap recipe that uses real pumpkin puree as one of the ingredients. Pumpkin puree adds a wonderful natural, deep orange color to the soap. The pumpkin fragrance we chose is our yummy Pumpkin Apple Butter. This scent is a wonderful combination of apples, pears, cinnamon, clove and vanilla.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts RecipePumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts Recipe

If you are looking to have a candle addition to your bath time gift basket, our Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts are perfect! Simple and quick to make, these wax melts look like a pumpkin treat to eat and they smell just as delicious! We used our Pillar of Bliss for the “chocolate crust” and “cheesecake” part of the wax melt and for the “whipped topping” we used Joy Wax! Of course we used our Pumpkin Cheesecake fragrance oil! A delicious scent of cinnamon, whipped cream, vanilla and rum!

Pumpkin Pie Candle RecipePumpkin Pie Candle Recipe

If you like to make candles, we have a Pumpkin Candle that is sure to make somebody think you made a Pumpkin Pie for dessert! This layered candle is easy to create using Joy Wax for the base of the candle and for the “whipped topping”. The finishing touch is a cute little pumpkin embed perched on top. The fragrance we scented this candle with is, of course, our Pumpkin Pie Spice. A true to it’s name scent that smells like the spice blend you add to the traditional fall treat.

We hope we have inspired you to create some fun pumpkin themed products for fall line-up! Check out some more pumpkin-themed bath and body products, or even some wax melts to help get you into the spirit of fall!

If you want to show off any creations that you make using any Nature’s Garden products give us a holler! You can post your products on our Facebook page, or find us on Instagram (@ngscents) or on Twitter (@ngscents) Nothing makes us more excited then seeing what our customers have been up too! We can’t wait to hear from you!

Oct
02

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe


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Pumpkin Bubble Bars RecipePumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe

If you are looking for a fun, fresh new bubble bar to enhance your Halloween line of bath and body products, you can always count on Nature’s Garden to help you out! Our Pumpkin Bubble Bars recipe is quick and easy to make. You could even have the kids help you out making these! Bubble bars are a fun bath treat and these Pumpkin Bubble Bars are no exception! We have used Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate to help give some fluffy bubbles plus soft, silky skin. Plus, we have incorporated Pumpkin Seed Oil to further enhance the pumpkin theme and to give your skin some intense moisture! These will be a hit with the kids and adults alike!

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Pumpkin Carving Ideas

Nowadays, people have gotten incredibly artistic with their pumpkin carvings. Most people take their pumpkins to a whole new level. If you would like to kick you pumpkin carvings up a notch, take a look at some of these pumpkin carving ideas from Southern Living. If you would like to try your hand at something other than your typical pumpkin face, check out these cool Halloween pumpkins that are anything but ordinary! Some don’t even require carving. Even just a little paint and ingenuity to give your pumpkins some flair!

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Ingredients That Can Be Found at Nature’s Garden

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment You’ll Need

  • Mixing Bowls (two)
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Scale
  • Toothpicks

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts

We have included the amounts of each ingredient we will be using. As a side note,  while we give you both weight and volume measurements, we highly recommend using a scale as the measurements will be more precise amounts.

  • 410 grams (2 cups) Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI)
  • 460 grams (2 cups) Sodium Bicarbonate- Baking Soda
  • 224 grams (2/3 cup) Cream of Tartar
  • 72 grams (2/3 cup) Corn Starch
  • 200 grams (2/3 cup) Vegetable Glycerin
  • 24 grams (2 TBSP) Pumpkin Seed Oil
  • 14 grams Harvest Moon Fragrance Oil
  • 20 drops Red Da bomb Soap Dye
  • 30 drops Yellow Da Bomb Soap Dye
  • 1 gram Activated Charcoal
  • 7 Pieces Cinnamon Sticks (1″ in length)

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Some of the Ingredients Used

Before we get started on our bubble bars, let’s get familiar with some of the ingredients. Our first ingredient is Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate or SCI. SCI is derived from coconut. It is a foaming and cleansing agent that will leave your skin silky soft and smooth.

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Sodium BicarbonatePumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Sodium Bicarbonate

Our next ingredient is Sodium Bicarbonate or Baking Soda. This is is a natural alkaline that is used in cosmetic formulations and cleaning formulas to lift dirt, and remove oils. Using baking soda in your bathtub will leave your skin soft and silky feeling.  It also has the same effect on your hair when used in a rinse. Baking Soda is most often combined with Citric Acid when making bath bombs.

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Cream of TartarPumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Cream of Tartar

Cream of Tartar is our next ingredient. Most people assume Cream of Tartar is just for baking, however, it is used in many bath products such as bath cookies and of course, bubble bars. Cream of Tartar acts as a stabilizer and allows the ingredients to adhere each other. It will also give the product a more “airy and fluffier” texture.

Pumpkin Bubble Bars recipe: Corn StarchPumpkin Bubble Bars recipe: Corn Starch

Corn Starch is up next. This is another ingredient used widely in the culinary world as a natural thickener for soups, gravies or sauces, but corn starch is also widely used in skincare formulas to provide the skin with silkiness and to relieve irritation.

 

 

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars: Pumpkin Seed OilPumpkin Bubble Bars: Pumpkin Seed Oil

Because we are making pumpkins, we chose to incorporate some Pumpkin Seed Oil! Pumpkin Seed Oil is loaded with many nutrients, such as, Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, Vitamins E, A, and C.  It is also rich in the mineral, zinc. Pumpkin seed oil readily sinks into the skin; not leaving the skin feeling oily and can help to repair dry, damaged skin.

 

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Harvest Moon Fragrance OilPumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Harvest Moon Fragrance Oil

The fragrance we chose for these fall bubble bars, is our Harvest Moon fragrance oil. This fragrance is a fresh, crisp mix of blueberries, pineapple, eucalyptus with woodsy bass notes of spruce, fir and cedar. A complex mixture of scents that wouldn’t seem like they could go together. Very unique!

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Before You Get Started

Before you get started on your bubble bars, it’s always best to take a few precautionary steps. Start by cleaning and sanitizing your work area thoroughly. Also, clean your utensils and equipment well. Make sure that you have a large enough work area and have all your ingredients and equipment handy. This will help your creating run smoothly without any interruptions. We also suggest that you were gloves, an apron, face mask and hair net while preparing this recipe.

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Prepping the Dry IngredientsPumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Prepping the Dry Ingredients

Now that your prepared and everything is clean and sanitized, it is time to get started. Our first step will be prepping the dry ingredients. Take a deep mixing bowl, place it on your scale and tare out the weight. To the bowl, weigh in 410 grams Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, 460 grams of Baking Soda, 224 grams of Cream of Tartar and 72 grams of Corn Starch. Using your hands, go ahead and blend these ingredients well, breaking up any lumps you find in the mixture. Once all the dry ingredients are incorporated well, you can set this bowl aside for the time being.

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Prepping the IngredientsPumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Prepping the Ingredients

Next, you will be prepping the wet ingredients. So take a small mixing bowl, place it on the scale and tare out the weight. To that mixing bowl, weigh in 200 grams of Vegetable Glycerin, 24 grams of Pumpkin Seed Oil and 14 grams of Harvest Moon fragrance oil. Give this a nice stir to mix the oils well. Once they are mixed nicely, you will then be adding this to the dry ingredients.

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Mixing the Wet and Dry IngredientsPumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Mixing the Wet and Dry Ingredients

Now that your oils are mixed nicely, go ahead and add them to the bowl containing the dry ingredients. Using your gloved hands, mix these ingredients together completely. Continue to mix until you have a dough-like consistency. Note: If your dough is too dry and crumbles, you can add a little more vegetable glycerin. However, use with caution. Adding too much will make your dough too wet and it may not setup properly.

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Setting Aside a Small Amount

You will be decorating the bubble bars with a small amount of the dough that will be colored later. So, take a small bowl and place it on your scale. Tare out the weight and to the bowl, add 28 grams of the dough mix. You can set this aside for the time being.

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Adding the Soap DyesPumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Adding the Soap Dyes

Next, we are going to color the dough to its orange pumpkin shade! To your mixed dough, add 20 drops of red Da Bomb Soap Dye and 30 drops of yellow Da Bomb Soap Dye. Once again, using your gloved hands, mix the dyes into the dough until you have achieved a nice, pumpkin orange.

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Forming the PumpkinsPumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Forming the Pumpkins

Next, you will be forming the dough into pumpkin shapes. Separate the dough into 7 even-sized portions and using your hands, form the portions into balls. Pack them tightly, just like if you were making a snowball. Make sure they are even and smooth with no cracks showing or they will not set up properly.

 

 

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Making the Pumpkin StemsPumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Making the Pumpkin Stems

Now that you have your pumpkins shaped and packed tightly, you will need to make the stems. For this, you will need the cinnamon sticks. You will want seven pieces that are about 1 inch in length. So, cut your cinnamon sticks to this length.

 

 

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Making the Pumpkin Stems

 

 

Once you have completed cutting them, gently place one stick into the dough, pushing slightly. You want to make sure it is centered and secure. Set each one aside for the moment.

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Using the Reserved DoughPumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Using the Reserved Dough

Now, that the pumpkins are made, you can now work on the reserved dough. Take the dough and weigh in 1 gram of Activated Charcoal. Work the charcoal into the dough with your hands until it is mixed in completely.

 

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Decorating the Bubble BarsPumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Decorating the Bubble Bars

Next, we get to have some fun with the pumpkin’s faces!  You can decorate your pumpkin bubble bars with the charcoal dough. You can create faces or words with the dough. Simply pull off small amounts of the charcoal dough and press it into the pumpkins to create your pumpkins how you want them to look.

 

 

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Decorating the Bubble Bars

 

 

To help create a more realistic look, take a toothpick and create lines in each pumpkin, starting at the top and ending about half way down the pumpkin.

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Let the Bubble Bars Setup

Now that you have completed decorating your bubble pumpkins, allow them to set up in a cool, dry, non-humid area for at least 24-48 hours. Once your bubble bars have hardened, they are ready to use! Simply crumble a bubble bar under warm, running bath water and enjoy!

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: That’s All For Now

We hope you enjoyed this fun new bubble bar recipe from us! We are sure they will be a hit with your family, friends or customers! Kids love to help make crafts too! This would be a fun, fall project to do with the kiddos! Not only will they like getting their hands into the dough to help make the pumpkins, but they will love having a bubbly reason to take a bath!

Also, Nature’s Garden has a bunch of fun Halloween crafts to look create! Check out our Bloody Fun Candle Recipe! This candle is creative and easy to make and is scented with our Werewolf fragrance oil. Another good recipe is our Dracula’s Dentures Recipe! This cool recipe is made with melt and pour soap and is made to look like a cup with Dracula’s teeth soaking in a cleaning solution! An ingenious little Halloween soap to be sure!

What other fun Halloween recipes do you like to do? Do you have one you make every year or do you like to explore and make something different every year?

 

Pumpkin Bubble Bars Recipe: Reach Out to Us

We love hearing from our customers and seeing what they have been creating with our products! It’s also a great way for you to show off your products for everybody to see! Find us on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents) or Instagram (@ngscents) Show us what you made, or even ask us a question! You can also show off your products in our Show & Tell section of our website! Simply upload a picture and describe what you created with Nature’s Garden products. We can’t wait to hear from you and see what you’ve been up too!

 

 

 

Oct
01

Witches Brew Candle Recipe


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Witches Brew CandleWitches Brew Candle Recipe

Today, Nature’s Garden has a brand new candle recipe that is just in time for Halloween! This Witches Brew Candle recipe is sure to get your friends excited for the upcoming spooky season! The candle is black and purple striped just like a witch’s stockings would be and poking out of the top is her pointed hat!. Did she melt into the candle and all that is left is her hat? Looks like it to me!

This candle is simple to make! We chose to use Joy Wax, for the base of the candle and Pillar of Bliss for her hat and the fluffy purple top! The whole candle is scented in our fun Halloween fragrance, Witches Brew fragrance oil. This candle would surely be the center of attention at your next party or on Beggar’s Night to help light the way for some candy-hungry trick or treaters.

Witches Brew Candle Recipe: Ingredients Used

Before we get started, let’s talk about some the components that are used for this sweet candle.

Witches Brew Candle Recipe: Joy WaxWitches Brew Candle Recipe: Joy Wax

If you are familiar with making candles or familiar with Nature’s Garden candle waxes, then you will know how wonderful using Joy Wax for your candles really is. Exclusively sold at Nature’s Garden! Joy wax is a blend of just the right amount of vegetable waxes, food grade paraffin, and other proprietary ingredients. This wax allows candles to smell stronger, both hot and cold. Also, Joy Wax has a wonderfully creamy, smooth texture to the candle once it has set up.

Witches Brew Candle Recipe: Pillar of BlissWitches Brew Candle Recipe: Pillar of Bliss

Pillar of Bliss is also a blend of soy wax (more than 50%) and paraffin wax used for poured votive and pillar candles. Pillar of Bliss Wax has excellent fragrance retention with good cold and hot throw characteristics. This wax has a nice hard finish to it. Therefore, when used in molds for wax melts or tarts, Pillar of Bliss has an easy release from the mold.

 

 

Witches Brew Candle Recipe: Witches Brew Fragrance Oil

Last, but not least, is our Witches Brew Fragrance Oil that inspired our creation. This scent is a unique combination of secret ingredients. However, there are notes of freshly brewed coffee and something spicy that you just can’t quite place! This fragrance oil isn’t your ordinary fall fragrance!

Witches Brew Candle Recipe: Ingredients You will Need and Available at Nature’s Garden

Witches Brew Candle Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment You’ll Need

  • Mixing Bowls
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Scale
  • Apothecary Jar
  • Pot (for double boiler)
  • Pencil (used to curl your candle wicks)
  • Witch Had Mold (From Flexible Molds www.flexiblemolds.com)

Witches Brew Candle Recipe: Before You Get Started

Before you get started on your candle creating, it is best to familiarize yourself with how to make a candle. Check out our class on how to make Joy Wax Candles and our Candle Wick Chart to help you find the correct size wick for the container that you will be using! 

Also, before you start on your candle, you will want to clean and organize your work space. Make sure you have enough space to work on your candle. Give all your equipment and your work space a good wipe down. Now you can gather your supplies and your candle making equipment. Once you have everything cleaned and prepared, you are ready to move on to creating!

Witches Brew Candle Recipe: Prepare the Double BoilerWitches Brew Candle Recipe: Prepare the Double Boiler

As with all candle making, you will need to have a double boiler. If you are familiar with this step then you can move on with the recipe. If not, we can give a quick tutorial. Since you will need a pouring pot, this will act as the inner portion of your double boiler. This will also hold your melting wax and it will go inside the larger portion of your double boiler. The larger pot (you can even use an old cake pan) will hold at least 3 inches of water. You can place the larger pot onto your heat source, and go ahead and add the water.

Witches Brew Candle Recipe: Prepping the Pillar of Bliss

Our first step will be preparing the witch hat. For this, you will need the Witch Hat Mold from Flexible Molds. These molds are wonderful for soap making and for candle making. They are, of course, flexible which means releasing your product is easier than a regular hard mold. Also, they are durable, last a long time and clean up easily. So place your pouring pot on the scale, tare out its weight and weigh in 2 ounces of Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax. Place your pouring pot into the larger pot with the heating water. Stir the wax occasionally until the wax is melted and has reached the correct temperature. 

Witches Brew Candle Recipe: Adding the Black Candle DyeWitches Brew Candle Recipe: Adding the Black Candle Dye

Now that your wax has melted completely you can now add the black candle dye. So go ahead and add in 4 drops of the dye. Give this a nice stir to incorporate the dye completely.

 

 

 

 

Witches Brew Candle Recipe: Adding the Fragrance OilWitches Brew Candle Recipe: Adding the Fragrance Oil

Once the wax has reached the correct temperature, it is ready for the fragrance oil. So go ahead and weigh in 0.2 ounces of the Witches Brew and stir this well to completely combine the fragrance.

 

 

 

Witches Brew Candle Recipe: Pouring The HatWitches Brew Candle Recipe: Pouring The Hat

Now that you have your fragrance oil and black candle dye added and combined, your next step will be pouring the hat. Go ahead and carefully pour the wax into the Witch Hat mold. Allow this to set and cool completely before removing. Once it has, you can pop the witch hat out and set it aside for the time being.

 

 

Witches Brew Candle Recipe: Preparing the Candle JarWitches Brew Candle Recipe: Preparing the Candle Jar

Next, you will want to get your container ready. You will be using 2 wicks for this candle. Go ahead and adhere both wicks to the bottom of your jar using a glue gun. Once this is done, you can set it aside for the moment.

Witches Brew Candle Recipe: Preparing the Purple LayerWitches Brew Candle Recipe: Preparing the Purple Layer

You are now ready to start on the purple layer of your candle. In your pouring pot, weigh out 2 ounces of the Joy Wax. Place the pouring pot in your double boiler. Stir this wax occasionally until the wax is fully melted and has reached its correct melting temperature. Now you can add 2 drops of purple Spectrum Liquid Candle dye, stirring well. Next, add in 0.2 ounces of Witches Brew fragrance oil and stir this well also.

Witches Brew Candle Recipe: Pouring the Purple LayerWitches Brew Candle Recipe: Pouring the Purple Layer

Now that your wax is scented and colored, the next step is to pour into your container. Slowly pour this layer into your prepared candle jar. Allow this layer to set up before moving on to the next step.

Witches Brew Candle Recipe: Prepping the Black Layer

Next, you will be working on the black layer of the candle. In your pouring pot, weigh out 2 ounces of Joy Wax. Melt this wax, as before, stirring occasionally until the wax has completely melted. You can add in 4 drops of black candle dye now, stirring well. Then you can add in 0.2 ounces of the Witches Brew fragrance oil.

Witches Brew Candle Recipe: Pouring the Black LayerWitches Brew Candle Recipe: Pouring the Black Layer

Now that your wax is scented and colored, slowly pour this layer on top of the purple layer. Allow this to set up before moving on to the next step.

Witches Brew Candle Recipe: Prepping and Pouring the Next LayersWitches Brew Candle Recipe: Prepping and Pouring the Next Layers

Next, you will repeat the process of the black layer and the purple layer, two more times. Always make sure your wicks are straight up, adjusting them, if necessary, as the wax cools.  The last layer being the black layer. You should have 6 layers total before moving onto the next step. Once you have completed the last layer and have allowed it to set up, you can move onto the last layer of your candle.

Witches Brew Candle Recipe: Preparing the Whipped Wax

Now that your layers are done, you can move on to the whipped wax topping! In your pouring pot, weigh out 4 ounces of Joy Wax. Melt this in your double boiler, stirring occasionally until it has melted completely. Once your wax has melted, you can add in 1 drop of the purple liquid candle dye. Next, add in 0.4 ounces of Witches Brew fragrance oil. Stir well to completely incorporate the fragrance.

Witches Brew Candle Recipe: Whipping the Wax

You will want your wax to thicken before you start to whip it. When it has started to set up, you can begin whipping it with either a spoon, a whisk or even a fork.  Once you have your Joy Wax well whipped and fluffy, add dollops of it to the top of your candle, creating soft peaks with your utensil of choice.

Witches Brew Candle Recipe: Adding the Witch's HatWitches Brew Candle Recipe: Adding the Witch’s Hat

Next, you will be adding your prepared witch hat to the whipped topping. You will want to do this before the topping is set up, so go ahead and place the hat gently, but firmly into the topping, centering it in front of your wicks. We chose to tilt our hat slightly.  However, you can lay yours standing straight up, if you choose. Lastly, taking a pencil, curl your wicks around the pencil to complete the candle.

Witches Brew Candle Recipe: Letting Your Candle Set Up

Your candle is now complete and looking beautiful! However, let your candle set and cure for at least 24-48 hours before using it. This will help the fragrance and waxes to fully bond together allowing the candle to have a better scent throw. The only thing left to do?  Trim your wicks to about 1/4″ before burning your candle.  You can even remove the witch hat and use it in your wax melter.

Witches Brew Candle Recipe: The EndWitches Brew Candle Recipe: Even More Fragrance Fun

We hope you enjoyed Nature’s Garden newest recipe! It’s the perfect addition to anybody’s Halloween decor. Whether you want to keep it for yourself or give it as a gift, it will be the center of attention!

Are you looking for some more fun Halloween goodies to make? Nature’s Garden has you covered! Check out our fun Berry Bewitching Bath Brew recipe! A fun bath melt that smells of our Berry Bewitching fragrance oil. We also have a super “scary” Monster Bath cookie that turns your kid’s bubble bath into a bubbling, fizzing cauldron of fun. Another fun Halloween recipe is our Pumpkin Puke Soap Jelly Recipe. This is a great recipe for the kids to help make! This soap is made with our SLS Free Glycerin Soap Base and a yummy fall Pumpkin Roll fragrance oil. Simple, quick and easy since there is no lye involved!  There are a few more spooky fun recipes in our recipe box to help make Halloween a spooktacular time for your customers or your family!

Come find us on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents) or Instagram (@ngscents) and show us what you have been creating for the upcoming holiday season! We love seeing what our customers make with Nature’s Garden products! You can also share your creations on our Show & Tell Creations page of our website! It’s another great way to show off what you have made.

 

 

Sep
20

Aloe Body Cream Recipe


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Aloe Body Cream RecipeAloe Body Cream Recipe

This Aloe Body Cream recipe is not only easy to create but would be a perfect gift to make for those you love! This lotion would also be a wonderful addition to your line of bath and body products! With skin loving ingredients such as Argan Oil, Mango Butter and Fractionated Coconut Oil.

In this day and age of products containing chemicals and people suffering from many types of skin conditions, this lotion is perfect! You might thing that making lotion would be a complicated thing to create, but the ingredients are simple and natural as well as the process!  Nothing complicated or intimidating in this recipe! This lotion is incredibly silky with no greasy after-feeling. Your skin will feel soft, supple and hydrated! Perfect for the upcoming winter months!

Aloe Body Cream: What Exactly is AloeAloe Body Cream: What Exactly is Aloe

So what is Aloe exactly? Well, most of us know it is a plant, and the gel that you squeeze from the plant is a must have to help soothe a summer sunburn. However, there are so many other uses and benefits from this spiky looking plant. Aloe barbadensis miller, or Aloe Vera, is a succulent plant that is native to the Mediterranean region as well as East and South Africa area. It is an incredibly adaptable plant and can now be found on just about any continent! Aloe Vera is one of the oldest known plants that has been used medicinally and can be traced back over 6,000 years to ancient Egypt. Ancient carvings contain images of the aloe plant, which they referred to as the “plant of immortality.” It was supposedly given as a gift to deceased pharaohs.

There is more to this plant than the use of its gel for sunburn, though. It contains many nutrients and minerals that are important to the body. Manganese, potassium, magnesium, zinc, copper, calcium, sodium, iron and chromium. Along with these nutrients are many body-healthy vitamins such as niacin, folic acid, vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and B12 plus, vitamin C and E. That is a lot of nutrients for such an unpretentious looking plant to have!

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Aloe Vera UsesAloe Body Cream Recipe: Aloe Vera Uses

What can Aloe Vera be used for? Well, there are many uses for this plant! Most know that it is a wonderful anti-inflammatory and antibiotic. The range for medical treatment has widened profoundly in the past ten years. Since it has been developed into a capsule form, Aloe can be used to help treat respiratory disorders such as bronchitis, diabetes, ulcerative colitis, or hepatitis. Studies have been done on how Aloe Vera can even be used as a possible treatment for breast cancer!

Topically, Aloe Vera is amazing! Since it is best known for is skin care properties, you can find aloe in all types of bath and body products. It’s rich nutrients and vitamins are perfect to help keep your skin healthy and glowing! Since it is an anti-inflammatory and an anti-fungal, it is perfect for those who suffer from acne or psoriasis. Aloe can even make the skin firmer as well as keeping it hydrated and reducing any wrinkles or fine lines.

Another amazing benefit Aloe Vera has to offer: it is also wonderful to use in hair products. It can help control frizz, add luster and strength to the hair. It also works as a great rinse for oily hair. Aloe is also good to help prevent dandruff or by rejuvenating the hair follicles which helps reduce hair loss. 

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Other Uses for Aloe VeraAloe Body Cream Recipe: Other Uses for Aloe Vera

One last thing before we get started on our recipe: Nature’s Garden sells Aloe Vera Powder for external use only. We do not sell it as a food item. The information above is for educational purposes only and is not to be used as medical advice. Now let’s talk about some of the ingredients we will be using in the lotion!

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Argan OilAloe Body Cream Recipe: Argan Oil

Argan oil absorbs beautifully into the skin, making it a fantastic oil to include in your haircare and skincare formulations. This luxurious oil allows the skin to breathe and is used in many acne-fighting formulas. It is a perfect addition to this lotion!

 

 

 

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Mango ButterAloe Body Cream Recipe: Mango Butter

Mango Butter is a rich, intensive moisturizer that helps protect the skin from UV rays and is perfect for those who want to help prevent aging skin. It will help soften wrinkles, smooth fine lines and help improve the look of your skin.

 

 

 

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Stearic AcidAloe Body Cream Recipe: Stearic Acid

Stearic Acid is used in all types of bath and body products. When it is used in lotions or creams it acts as a thickener. If we had chosen to not use stearic acid in this recipe, it would not have that thick, creamy texture to it.

 

 

 

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Fractionated Coconut OilAloe Body Cream Recipe: Fractionated Coconut Oil

This lovely oil looks different from the regular Coconut Oil, it has the same benefits. The only difference is that the whole coconut oil has had certain components of the oil removed leaving a clear, shelf-stable oil that can be used for many things such as medical, cosmetics or even industrial. Fractionated Coconut Oil also makes a very good carrier oil.

 

 

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Orchid Rain Fragrance OilAloe Body Cream Recipe: Orchid Rain Fragrance Oil

We chose this fragrance for it’s lovely, fresh spa-like scent! This fragrance oil is a unique combination of fresh orchids, peony, water lily, watercress, aloe vera, and bamboo. Very fresh and clean! The perfect fragrance for this light, moisturizing lotion!

 

 

 

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Ingredients Available at Nature’s Garden

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment You’ll Need

  • Distilled Water
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Stainless Steel Spoon
  • Stovetop
  • (2) Pots
  • Stick Blender
  • Scale

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Total Recipe Weights

  • 706 grams of Distilled Water
  • 80 grams Fractionated Coconut Oil
  • 36 grams Argan Oil
  • 48 grams Silky Emulsifying Wax
  • 20 grams Mango Butter
  • 16 grams Stearic Acid
  • 10 grams Vitamin E Oil
  • 14 grams Optiphen Preservative
  • 12 grams Orchid Rain Fragrance Oil
  • 25 grams Aloe Leaf Powder

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Before You Get Started

Before you get started on preparing your lotion, it’s always best to take a moment to prep your work area. Go ahead and clean and sanitize your work area, equipment and packaging supplies. Also, have your ingredients at an easy reach. This will help streamline your process of making the lotion without having any interruptions. Also, always use cooking equipment that is no longer used for cooking.

 

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: The Water Phase

Making any type of body butter, lotion or cream is done in four phases. The first phase is the water phase. You will be preparing your water. We suggest using distilled water. So using a pot that you no longer will be using for food, weigh out 850 grams of distilled water. While you will not need quite this much, some of the water will evaporate. It is always better to have too much water than not enough. Place the pot of water on your stove top. Now heat your water to at least 180 degrees Fahrenheit. You will want to keep the water at this temperature for 20 minutes. This ensures that the heat will destroy any bacteria that may be in the water.

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: The Aloe Leaf Powder

While you are waiting for the water to heat up, you can prepare the aloe leaf powder. Go ahead and take a tea bag. Add in the 25 grams of the Aloe Leaf Powder.

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Adding the Aloe Leaf PowderAloe Body Cream Recipe: Adding the Aloe Leaf Powder

Next, when your water has reached the correct temperature and has been held for the 20 minutes, go ahead and remove the pot from the stove. In a bowl, weigh out 706 grams of the distilled water and add the aloe tea bag to it. You can go ahead and set this bowl aside for the time being. Your water will turn a shade similar to Apple Cider Vinegar.

 

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: The Oil Phase

The next phase is the Oil Phase. We will be using the double boiler method for this step. Have 2 pots ready to use. One pot should be able to fit into a larger pot. In the small pot, go ahead and weigh out all the following ingredients: 36 grams Argan Oil, 80 grams of Fractionated Coconut Oil, 16 grams of Stearic Acid, 48 grams of Silky Emulsifying Wax and 20 grams of Mango Butter.

To the second pot, add just a few inches worth of tap water and place it on your stove top. Turn your heat to medium and place the smaller pot inside the larger pot. Next, you will heat the oils and butter to 140 degrees Fahrenheit, stirring occasionally until all the ingredients are melted. Once these ingredients have reached the correct temperature, you can remove the smaller pot from the double boiler and turn off your heat. 

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: The Mixing PhaseAloe Body Cream Recipe: The Mixing Phase

Before you get started on the third phase, the mixing phase, you will want to make sure the distilled water you heated earlier is at 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Both the water and the oils need to be at the same temperature before you start mixing. If your water has cooled too much go ahead and heat it back to 140 degrees. (Before you combine the ingredients together, you can remove the aloe tea bag from the water.) So once both water and oils are at the same temperature, add them both to a large deep mixing bowl. Next, you will take your stick blender and mix the ingredients together. As you are mixing, you will notice that the mixture is turning white in color. This simply means that your lotion is starting to emulsify

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: The Cool Down PhaseAloe Body Cream Recipe: The Cool Down Phase

Now you need to check the temperature of the mixture. It should be cooled to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Since you will be adding the Optiphen in, the temperature needs to be below 140 degrees. If Optiphen is added at too high a temperature, the preserving qualities of the preservative may be destroyed.  Now once the temperature of the cream has cooled to the 120 degrees, you can now weigh in 14 grams of Optiphen, 10 grams of vitamin E and 12 grams of Orchid Rain fragrance oil. Then, once again using your stick blender, mix these additions into your emulsified water and oil mixture.

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Packaging Up Your ProductAloe Body Cream Recipe: Packaging Up Your Product

As the cream is cooling, stick blend occasionally to ensure that it is emulsifying properly. Also, as your lotion cools, it will thicken up. Finally, after your cream has cooled and reached room temperature, you can place the cream in your jars and place the lids on top! This recipe makes five 8 ounce jars of body cream!

 

 

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: That’s All For Now

We hope you enjoyed this new recipe from us at Nature’s Garden. This cream is thick, luscious and leaves your skin feeling silky and soft with absolutely no greasy after feeling! These would make perfect gifts to make for your friends, family or to add to your line of bath and body products. It’s also a perfect time since the winter winds will be blowing soon leaving you with some dry, itchy winter skin!

If you are interested in learning more about Aloe Vera, check out our downloadable class we have on our website. It is chock full of helpful information on this versatile plant and all the qualities it has to offer!

 

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