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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
14

Grapeseed Oil Benefits


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Grapeseed Oil BenefitsGrapeseed Oil Benefits

There are many kinds of grapeseed oil benefits that can be had for both your handmade products and your body. We at Natures Garden would like to share with you all of the wonderful benefits that this cosmetic oil can have for you. This oil is perfect for creating perfectly crafted bath and body recipes that will care for and nourish the body. Not only is this lovely oil perfect for nourishing the skin, but there are plenty of beneficial properties that can be had for your homemade products. So, we will discuss the properties and benefits that come with this cosmetic ingredient within the blog below.

Grapeseed Oil Benefits How Grapeseed Oil is MadeGrapeseed Oil Benefits How Grapeseed Oil is Made

This delightful cosmetic oil is a perfectly moisturizing oil that is perfect for your skin. Not only is this conditioning oil is perfect for the skin, but this lovely oil is created in an interesting way. In fact, this cosmetic oil is sometimes created after wine making. The grapes are used to create wine and the left over product from this process can be used to create grapeseed oil. This cosmetic oil is just as beneficial to your body as the good properties of wine, along with the skin conditioning ability and other wonderful properties for the skin.

Grapeseed Oil Benefits for Your Homemade Products

Grapeseed oil is a great ingredient that you can use to create your homemade bath and body products. Not only is this cosmetic oil perfect for adding some conditioning power to your creations, but this ingredient will add some wonderful properties to your homemade recipes! You are going to love the different kinds of properties that you can have by adding this cosmetic oil. We will go over a few of the benefits that you can have in various types of homemade cosmetic products using grapeseed oil.

Grapeseed Oil Benefits for Making Lotion and CreamsGrapeseed Oil Benefits for Making Lotion and Creams

This cosmetic oil is amazing for creating your own homemade lotion! Adding this delightful ingredient to your lotion and cream recipes it a perfect way to bring moisture to your skin. In addition, grapeseed oil is a wonderful oil for both moisturizing and nourishing your skin. Plus, this oil will sink into the skin and help condition deep down. Further, this oil won’t leave behind a greasy feeling, as it will absorb easily into the deeper layers of your skin. If this ingredient seems like your kind of oil, then you may want to try out our Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Recipe.

Grapeseed Oil Benefits for Making Cold Process SoapGrapeseed Oil Benefits for Making Cold Process Soap

Also, you can use this lovely cosmetic ingredient to create some luxurious homemade soap recipes. If you are looking for a soap recipe that is both cleansing and moisturizing, then you are going to love this cosmetic oil in your homemade soap! This cosmetic oil has high conditioning properties. Plus, this oil has some added benefits of a creamy lather and adding to the hardness of your soap bar. Additionally, this oil can be used to create a soap that is anti-acne. Further, the properties of this oil would work amazingly with other cosmetic ingredients to create some fantastic soap! One great soap recipe that includes this oil is Nature’s Garden’s Blackberry Sage Soap Recipe.

Grapeseed Oil Benefits for Homemade Bath ProductsGrapeseed Oil Benefits for Homemade Bath Products

Next, this cosmetic oil is perfect for creating your very own homemade bath and body recipes. You can use this amazing ingredient while you create all kinds of different bath and body creations. Whether you’d like to make some bath bombs, bath melts, or any other amazing bath products, you will love the properties of this oil in your creations. One of these various creations that you can create with this ingredient is the Foaming Rose Petal Bath Bombs Recipe.

Grapeseed oil Benefits for Making ConditonerGrapeseed Oil Benefits for Making Conditioner

Another great way that you can use this cosmetic oil is adding it to your homemade conditioner recipes. Since this lovely cosmetic oil is great at absorbing, your hair can truly benefit from the benefits that this cosmetic ingredient has to offer. Plus, this conditioning oil is lighter than Olive Oil, which means it  can moisturize without weighing down the hair. So, this cosmetic oil is perfect for those with thin hair, as the oil will nourish the hair without holding down your hair. Further, this cosmetic oil has a light scent that won’t overpower any fragrance oils that you may want to add. So, this oil can be used to moisturize and rejuvenate your hair. Not only will you love your homemade conditioner recipes, but the way that your hair looks and feels after using it!

Grapeseed Oil Benefits for Homemade Lip Care ProductsGrapeseed Oil Benefits for Homemade Lip Care Products

Plus, you can use Grapeseed Oil to create some wonderful lip care products. This cosmetic oil ensures that your lip products will moisturize and care for your lips. This cosmetic ingredient will sink down deep into the skin to moisturize and soften your luscious lips. Plus, this delightful oil is sure to leave your lips protected and softened as the delightful oil will absorb easily and last long. You will love the way your lips feel after you try out Grapeseed Oil in your homemade lip products. One amazing way that you can try out this cosmetic oil is in the Natural Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe.

Grapeseed Oil Benefits for Your Whole BodyGrapeseed Oil Benefits for Your Whole Body

Of course, you want your products to love and nourish your body. So, its perfect that this homemade cosmetic ingredient is wonderful for skin and hair. This lovely ingredient will perfectly condition, nourish, and truly love your body from your toes to the ends of your hair. As you use your homemade products with this cosmetic oil your body will absorb and benefit from the nutrients in this oil. Below we will share with you a variety of benefits that your body will achieve from using this cosmetic ingredient.

Grapeseed Oil Benefits for Reducing Wrinkles and ScarsGrapeseed Oil Benefits for Reducing Wrinkles and Scars

Also, you can use this lovely cosmetic oil to help reduce any of your wrinkles or scars. Since this cosmetic oil contains a variety of nutrients that healthy skin needs, like Vitamin D, this is the perfect oil to add some nourishment to your skin. This cosmetic oil will sink down deep to rejuvenate your skin cells, which will allow your skin cells to rejuvenate and heal. So, this cosmetic oil will help your skin to be clear and blemish free.

GGrapeseed Oil Benefits for Reducing Dark Circlesrapeseed Oil Benefits for Reducing Dark Circles

Plus, this cosmetic oil can be used to reduce any under eye circles. Whether you are actually tired or just have stubborn, dark circles, nobody wants to be seen with bags under their eyes. So, this cosmetic ingredient can be added to a homemade facial product or added directly to the area underneath your eyes. Either way, you can enjoy the benefits of adding this nutrient rich, conditioning oil.

Grapeseed Oil Benefits for Conditioning Sensitive SkinGrapeseed Oil Benefits for Conditioning Sensitive Skin

Another great property of this conditioning cosmetic ingredient is that this oil is gentle. This means that this cosmetic oil can be used in recipes that are intended for those with sensitive skin. Using this cosmetic oil will provide all the moisturizing benefits for your body without worrying. This oil won’t leave you with annoying breakouts or irritated skin. So, you can make bath and body products that are wonderful for your skin and can be used by even the most sensitive of skin types.

Grapeseed Oil Benefits for Tightening the SkinGrapeseed Oil Benefits for Tightening the Skin

Plus, you can use some Grapeseed Oil in your cosmetic products to reduce certain signs of aging. If you are looking for a way to reduce some signs of aging, then this is the perfect way for you achieve the skin you want without using chemicals. Meaning that you can use this cosmetic oil to naturally and gently tighten your skin to create a more youthful appearance. So, you can use this cosmetic oil to help nourish your cells while tightening your skin.

Grapeseed Oil Benefits for Reducing Stretch MarksGrapeseed Oil Benefits for Reducing Stretch Marks

Also, there is another great way that this cosmetic oil is able to help you improve your complexion. You can use grapeseed oil to reduce the visibility of these stretch marks, as this cosmetic oil is perfect for rejuvenating your skin cells. This cosmetic oil can reduce the appearance of stretch marks by providing the skin with exactly what it needs. This oil will provide your body with the nutrients it needs to rejuvenate the skin and help reduce any stretch marks on the skin.

Grapeseed Oil Benefits for Balancing Oily SkinGrapeseed Oil Benefits for Balancing Oily Skin

Furthermore, you can use this moisturizing cosmetic oil to help create a balance with the natural oils in your skin. It is thought that the skin has the potential to over produce the natural oils in certain situations, This overproduction can happen when the skin feels that it is too dry. So, using an absorbent oil that won’t clog your pores, like grapeseed oil, will help you maintain a healthy balance of oils. This will leave your skin with the perfect balance that isn’t too oily or too dry.

Grapeseed Oil Benefits for Balancing an Oily ScalpGrapeseed Oil Benefits for Balancing an Oily Scalp

Not only is this cosmetic oil perfect for balancing out the oils in your skin, this ingredient will help you get an oily scalp under control. Grapeseed cosmetic oil is perfect for nourishing the scalp and balancing the natural oils. This means that grapeseed oil is perfect for helping to nourish and deeply moisturize your scalp. So, your conditioned scalp will feel wonderful and conditioned. This means that your scalp will be perfectly balanced where it isn’t too oily and doesn’t become dry and itchy.

Grapeseed Oil Benefits for Sunburn ReliefGrapeseed Oil Benefits for Sunburn Relief

Also, you can use this lovely oil to relieve the burning pain after a sunburn. That’s right! This cosmetic oil isn’t just great for moisturizing skin, it has some beneficial properties for calming sunburn. There are nutrients in this oil, like Vitamin E, are perfect for finding some relief after a sunburn.

Grapeseed Oil Benefits for Preventing DandruffGrapeseed Oil Benefits for Preventing Dandruff

Plus, you can use this cosmetic oil to reduce any of your dandruff or dry skin. Since this cosmetic ingredient contains conditioning and nourishing properties, your scalp will be perfectly cared for and hydrated. This oil has been known to increase blood flow to the scalp and moisturize the scalp to rejuvenate the skin cells. This oil is perfect for nurturing the scalp and providing it with the oils that it needs to be healthy. So, your scalp is sure to be free of dry, flaky skin.

Grapeseed Oil Benefits for Hair GrowthGrapeseed Oil Benefits for Hair Growth

Faster hair growth is another great benefit that grapeseed oil can have for your body. Using this cosmetic oil will help strengthen your hair and give it some extra nourishment. Due to the amazing nutrients in this cosmetic oil, your hair will reap the benefits of this cosmetic oil. Grapeseed Oil is perfect for growing long, healthy locks of hair that are simply gorgeous. Your hair can use these beneficial nutrients, like Vitamin E, to grow faster and look healthier!

Grapeseed Oil Benefits More Recipes from Natures Garden

If you enjoyed the benefits that this cosmetic oil has to offer, then you should check out some of the other recipes that include Grapeseed oil. You can find these additional Grapeseed Oil recipes under the recipe tab on the Grapeseed Oil page. Of course, you can find this page on the Natures Garden website. These various bath and body recipes are perfect formulations that harness the properties of this cosmetic oil to create lovely products for the body.

Grapeseed Oil Benefits Show Us What You’ve Created

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Natures Garden sells our grapeseed oil for external use only. We do not sell it as a food item. While we talk about both external and internal benefits, the information we provide is for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make. All testing is the responsibility of the customer.