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Dec
14

Sparkling Sangria Body Scrub Recipe


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Sparkling Sangria Facial Scrub RecipeSparkling Sangria Body Scrub Recipe

Our Sparkling Sangria Body Scrub Recipe is a product that you are sure to fall in love with! It contains a lot of different oils combined with mango butter to create a nice, smooth, and moisturizing scrub. You can use this to exfoliate your face as well as your entire body, which is an added bonus! We will also be mentioning a new ingredient that Natures Garden now carries, SLSA. We have recently added SLSA to the website. It really enhances the products that it is used in, and we are excited to share. We also love coming up with new and creative recipes for all of our customers to try out, which this recipe showcases. Bringing out your creative side is always fun, especially in this industry.

Ingredients Found at Natures Garden:

Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate
Silky Emulsifying Wax
Avocado Oil
Coconut Oil 76
Palm Oil
Mango Butter
Jojoba Oil
Candelilla Wax
Optiphen Preservative
Sangria Punch Fragrance Oil
Vitamin E Oil
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
8 oz Clear PET Jars
70/400 White Straight Smooth Lids
Thermometer

Other Ingredients & Equipment You Will Need:

Mixing Bowl
Mixing Spoon
Rubber Spatula
Stove Top Pots (for double boiler method)
White granulated sugar

Total Recipe Weight Amounts:

136 grams Coconut Oil 76
113 grams Avocado Oil
62 grams Palm Oil
74 grams Mango Butter
50 grams Silky Emulsifying Wax
12 grams Candelilla Wax
20 grams Sangria Punch Fragrance Oil
5 grams Optiphen Preservative
5 grams Vitamin E Oil
580 grams White Granulated Sugar
110 grams of Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate
3 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
3 grams Diamond Dust Mica Pigment

Before you begin, clean, wipe down, and sanitize your work station along with all of your packaging materials. We would like to suggest that you wear gloves, a face mask, protective clothing, and a hair net while preparing this recipe. Get out all of your ingredients, and you are going to need four of the 8 ounce clear PET jars for this recipe, with lids. 

Soaping Oil PropertiesIngredients Highlight: Soaping Oil Properties

Before we get started, it is important to understand the reasoning behind using the oils that we did. Every oil has specific properties and purposes which are different from other oils. In this recipe, we used Coconut Oil 76, Avocado Oil, and Palm Oil. Each of these adds to the consistency of the body scrub and what purposes that it serves. We actually have a class on our website that is all about learning the different properties of commonly used soaping oils. In this class, we mention characteristics such as hardness, cleansing, conditioning, bubbly lather, and creamy lather. Each of these are based on a range of 1 to 100. Every oil that you will encounter contains different levels of these characteristics, and therefore will add different things to each creation that you make. The oils that you choose to work with and incorporate into your recipes will really depend on what kind of product that you want to achieve. There are definitely some benefits to each kind of oil, but some of them can replace each other in homemade soap making and other types of recipes.

Coconut Oil 76Coconut Oil 76

Beginning with Coconut Oil 76, the hardness level is a 79. The cleansing and bubbly lather properties are both rated a 67. The conditioning is a 10 and the creamy lather is a 12. With all of this being said, we can see that Coconut Oil 76 is decent for cleansing, lathering, and can be useful when making a hard soap because it is high in hardness. However, it will not be conditioning or have much creaminess to it.

Avocado OilAvocado Oil

The next oil we are going to look at is Avocado Oil. This is an oil that is fairly high in conditioning, at a 70. This was a great oil to add to this scrub recipe to make your skin soft when it is applied to the body. When it comes to the hardness and creamy lather, they are rated at a 22, which is pretty low. Avocado Oil does not contribute to cleansing or bubbly lather at all since they are rated at a zero for both of them.

Palm OilPalm Oil

Lastly, we are going to talk about Palm Oil. The level of hardness is a 50, cleansing is at a 1, the conditioning properties is a 49, bubbly lather is a 1, and the creamy lather is a 49. As you can tell from these numbers, Palm Oil is hardly cleansing at all, as well as having next to no bubbly lather to it. The Coconut Oil 76 contributes somewhat to cleansing, but the avocado oil and palm oil do not at all. The same is true with the bubbly lather. Since this is the case, and we all want our facial and body scrubs to be very cleansing to our skin, that is where the SLSA comes into play. We added in this ingredient because it is a nice foaming agent that helps create lather, mainly in soap, but also does in body scrubs somewhat. Another great thing about it is that it is super cleansing, which needed to be added to this recipe.

Mango ButterMango Butter

Another one of the ingredients that adds to the soft touch of this body scrub is Natures Garden mango butter. This butter is super soft and melts right on the skin. It contains many properties that help to really moisturize and soften the skin. It is a good ingredient to add to recipes to help with dry skin as well. Mango butter is commonly used to create lip balms, lip gloss, lotions, scrubs, and other bath and body products such as soap.

Weighing Out and Melting Your Oils and Mango ButterWeighing Out and Melting Your Oils and Mango Butter

For our first step, we need to get out our scale. Weigh out the 136 grams of coconut oil, 113 grams of avocado oil, 62 grams of palm oil, 74 grams of mango butter, 50 grams of silky emulsifying wax, and 12 grams of candelilla wax. As we normally do, we used the double boiler method to melt all of these ingredients down together. Place a few inches of water into a regular stovetop pot and allow it to heat up. Only use a pot that is strictly for soap, cosmetic, and candle making. Add your pouring pot, with the oils and mango butter in it, to the stovetop pot once the water has had some time to heat up. As they are melting, stir it occasionally. 

Adding in the Preservative and Fragrance OilAdding in the Preservative and Fragrance Oil

Once all of the oils have melted, remove them from the heat source on your stove. Before doing anything else, we need to let the mixture cool down a little bit. Allow the temperature of the melted mixture to drop to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, you can weigh out and add in the 5 grams of optiphen preservative, 5 grams of vitamin E oil, and 20 grams of the Sangria Punch Fragrance Oil. Stir in order to fully incorporate the ingredients. 

Getting the temperature correct before adding the optiphen preservative is imperative. We suggest adding it anywhere between 120 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit. By adding it before reaching a temperature of at least 120 degrees, the emulsification process might not take place. This will lead to your mixture separating and becoming unstable, which will make it useless. However, adding it above a temperature of 140 degrees will burn the optiphen off and it will not properly preserve your product. Using optiphen is going to ensure that bacteria and germs do not grow on your scrub. Optiphen will kill different types of bacteria, yeast and mold, which makes adding it essential to a lot of cosmetic products and formulas. It is made up of Phenoxyethanol and Caprylyl Glycol, the latter of which provides a soft, nice feel to finished formulas. This makes it very useful in products such as sunscreen, lotion, shampoo, body wash, and other types of cream. Adding a preservative such as optiphen can give your creams and scrubs a longer shelf life of up to six months, which is quite a long time!

Sangria Punch Fragrance OilSangria Punch Fragrance Oil

One of the main ingredients used to create this foaming facial scrub is the Sangria Punch Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden. Since it is in the title of the recipe, this is no surprise. This is an original fragrance exclusively available at Natures Garden and is one of our many multi layered fragrance oils. When you smell it, it begins with delicious fruity top notes of orange, lemon, grape, apple, and lime. The middle notes give off scents of pomegranate and blackberries, sitting on a dry down sugary base. When it comes to using it in specific products, we suggest about a 10% maximum usage in candle waxes. For potpourri and incense, about a 50% maximum usage, and a 5% maximum usage in bath products, lotions, perfume, and cleaning supplies. It can also be used in cold process soap. When tested for cold process soap, the results showed no acceleration, no discoloration, no ricing, no separation, and it held the scent very well and was very strong.

Mixing the Dry Ingredients TogetherMixing the Dry Ingredients Together

In a mixing bowl, blend the granulated sugar, diamond dust mica pigment, and the sodium lauryl sulfoacetate. This is a new surfactant ingredient that we have recently been working with in some of our recipes. Blend the sugar, mica pigment, and SLSA together using your hands. This will make it a lot easier to incorporate all of the ingredients together compared to using a spoon. Additionally, remove any clumps you find in the mixture.

Combine the Liquid Ingredients with the Dry IngredientsCombine the Liquid Ingredients with the Dry Ingredients

Pour your liquid ingredients that are melted down into the bowl containing the dry sugar mixture ingredients. Thoroughly mix and stir the two together and ensure that there are no clumps of dry mixture left. This is important for when we pour into our jars so that the scrub is nice and smooth for application to the body.

Adding the FUN Soap ColorantAdding the FUN Soap Colorant

Once you have mixed the liquid ingredients with the dry sugar mixture, you can add the tomato red FUN soap colorant. We waited to add the colorant until this step, as opposed to when we added the vitamin E oil, optiphen preservative, and the Sangria Punch Fragrance Oil. This is because we knew the sugar mixture may lighten the color up. If we added the colorant before this step, we might have added too much of it, and we wanted to create a nice pink color as opposed to a dark red shade.

Pouring the Product into the JarsPouring the Product into the Jars

Now, you can finally add the scrub to each of your four jars. Place lids on each of them to finish up your scrub! This can be used right after it is poured in the jar if you are happy with its consistency. However, another option that you have is to wait at least a few hours or even a day to allow it to set up more. If you do wait for a little bit, the scrub will become a thicker consistency to work with. This will allow you to add more granulated sugar if you would like a thicker consistency. Either one of these options will work and it is truly up to whatever you prefer to do.

We hope that you had a fun time creating this Sparkling Sangria Body Scrub Recipe with us! If this sangria foaming body scrub recipe has you craving the real thing, try this sparkling champagne recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction.

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Nov
21

Reindeer Poo Cold Process Soap Recipe


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Reindeer Poo Cold Process Soap RecipeReindeer Poo Cold Process Soap Recipe

Today we are going to be talking about cold process soap making. This is a popular method of making  various creations of soap, so it is good to know all about it! If you have never experimented with cold process soap before, there is a lot to learn about. This particular CP soap recipe uses the very popular Natures Garden scent Reindeer Poo fragrance oil, which gives a fun Christmas scent to your soap. This is a great fragrance to use around Christmas because it a blend of eucalyptus and pine. Let’s get started on making our Reindeer Poo Cold Process Soap Recipe!

Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Other Supplies That You Will Need:

Distilled Water
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Rubber Spatula
Scale
Stick Blender
Vinegar
Piping Bag
Decorating Tip for Piping Bag
Saran Wrap

Total Recipe Weights for Cold Process Soap:

344 grams Distilled Water
126 grams Lye
18 grams Sodium Lactate
(added to cooled lye solution)

136 grams Palm Oil
181 grams Mango Butter
226 grams Coconut Oil 76
181 grams Sunflower Oil
90 grams Castor Oil
90 grams Grapeseed Oil
45 grams Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil
45 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

Colorants for Green Soap:
4 grams FUN Soap Colorant Neon Green
2 grams FUN Soap Colorant Kelly Green

Colorant For White Soap:
7 grams Titanium Dioxide
Mixed with a small amount of soaping oils

Colorant For Red Soap:
4 grams FUN Soap Colorant Tomato Red

Before we get started, it is important that you always clean and sanitize your work area and all of the packaging materials you will be using. You do not want soap making supplies to mix together from past creations, and you want to be extra careful with everything when using lye. We would also suggest that you wear safety glasses, gloves, a face mask, and protective clothing.

You can check out our Basic CP Soap Making Class to become familiar with this process before hand. We would also advise that you read about our Soap Making Safety Class before attempting to make any cold process soap if you have not made it before. Taking the proper precautions when making soap is a must.

Cold Process Soap

Cold process soap is made from the chemical reaction that happens when you mix together water, oils, and lye. As you may have heard before, this type of soap has no element of heat added to it when forming all of your soap creations. This is the main difference between cold process soap and hot process soap. Since there is no heat added, the curing time is much longer than it would take for hot process soap to cure. One benefit of cold process soap recipes is that your overall finished product will look nicer and more pristine. It may take longer to have the soap completed and ready to use, but it is worth the wait for an awesome end result! This recipe will provide you with three pounds of soap. Before we move on to making the cold process soap, it is important that we understand what goes into it.

Soap Making SuppliesSoap Making Supplies: Some of the Ingredients We Will Be Using

Before we begin creating the reindeer poo cold process soap recipe, let’s take a closer look at some of the ingredients that we will be working with.

Reindeer Poo Fragrance OilReindeer Poo Fragrance Oil

This Christmas season, laugh, have fun, and embrace a good sense of humor.  When creating Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil, Natures Garden did just that!  This holiday fragrance will lift your spirits, and add a little magic to your life!  This scent starts with top notes of apples and pears. Then, those top notes are followed by middle notes of eucalyptus, pine, and geranium. Finally, it is balanced with bottom notes of patchouli, vanilla, and cedarwood. Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil is both a Natures Garden original and a best selling fragrance oil!

FUN Soap ColroantsFUN Soap Colorants

The FUN Soap Colorants from Natures Garden are perfect for soap making. These colorants are pigments dispersed in vegetable glycerin. They don’t morph in cp soap. They are great for soap making because they allow you to create beautiful vibrant colors that will hold up to the saponification process.

Sodium Hydroxide LyeSodium Hydroxide Lye
The first step in our recipe is to prepare the lye solution. Before doing so, I would like to get the chance to educate you about lye. Lye is used in all kinds of soap, and you can not make soap without it! Sodium Hydroxide is the chemical name for lye. Lye is a necessity for making soap because it is an emulsifier, while soap is an emulsion. Soap is made up of different butters, oils, and water. Using basic chemistry, we know that water and oil do not mix with each other. In order to get them to mix, we need to add an emulsifier to it. Lye allows the butters, oils, and water that are needed to create soap to combine together, which otherwise would not be possible without this chemical reaction. Another type of soap to make is melt and pour. This is made differently than cold process soap, and the main difference between them is that melt and pour soap has already previously undergone the chemical reaction with lye. Therefore, even though you are not working directly with lye, your soap base was still created using it. 

Preparing the Lye SolutionPreparing the Lye Solution

To prepare the lye solution, measure out 126 grams of Lye and 344 grams of distilled water. Slowly and in intervals, add the water to the lye solution. Never add water to Lye, as it can create a volcanic effect. With each interval, add a small amount of lye and stir slowly until it dissolves. Allow the Lye to completely dissolve and to cool to room temperature before moving on. At this point,
 add 18 grams of sodium lactate to your cooled lye solution. 

Preparing the Soaping OilsPreparing the Soaping Oils

Now, we can take the time to prepare the soaping oils that we will use in this recipe. Begin by weighing out 136 grams of Palm Oil, 226 grams of Coconut Oil 76, 181 grams of Sunflower Oil, 90 grams of Castor Oil, 90 grams of Grapeseed Oil, and 181 grams of Mango Butter. Melt all of these ingredients together in a bowl. After combining and melting all of these oils together, allow them to cool to room temperature just like with the lye solution. Once they are cooled down, we can move onto the next step.

Combining the Oils and LyeCombining the Soaping Oils and the Lye Solution

After both the lye solution and the soaping oils have completely cooled down to around 110 degrees Fahrenheit, combine them together into one bowl. Add the lye solution to the soaping oils. Using a stick blender, stir the two together and to create an emulsification. Next, incorporate the Natures Garden Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil along with the vanilla white color stabilizer. Use the stick blender once again to blend all ingredients together.

Blending the Colorant into the Soap BatterAdding the FUN Soap Colorants

For the next step, we are going to divide the soap batter we have just mixed into three bowls with portions that are all of equal size. We will be making a white soap, a green soap, and a red soap to mix for this recipe. To the first bowl, which will be our white soap, add 7 grams of titanium dioxide mixed with a small amount of your soaping oils. Use the stick blender again to mix together and leave that bowl alone for now. To the second bowl, just add 4 grams of the neon green colorant and 2 grams of the Kelly green FUN Soap Colorant, then stick blend. To the third and final bowl, add the tomato red FUN Soap Colorant colorant and stick blend as well so that the color is fully incorporated.

Incorporating the Batters TogetherIncorporating the Batters Together

Now, we are going to pull an empty bowl for the next part. Beginning with the red soap batter you have created, drop several “plops” into it in a clockwise motion. Keep dropping these in different sections around the bowl until all of the red soap batter has been used. You are going to repeat this same process with the green batter, by placing it in different areas around the bowl than you did for the red batter. Lastly, repeat this step for the white soap batter. Place a spatula into the bowl and move it around in a circular motion throughout the bowl to create swirls. Once you are happy with your swirls, allow the soap batter to thicken.

Putting Your Soap Batter Into a Piping BagPutting Your Soap Batter Into a Piping Bag

Once your soap batter has reached a thick consistency that is similar to frosting, put it into a piping bag that has a rounded tip. These are just like the bags and tips you would use when applying frosting or icing onto cupcakes and other baked goods. This method is necessary to create the “poo” shape we want and to form your final product. If you do not have a decorating bag, you can use a gallon sized Ziploc bag.  You will just need to cut the corner and place the decorating in that corner.

The Finished Product!Your Finished Product!

Using the piping bag filled with the swirled and colorful soap batter, pipe it out onto a silicone mat as if you were frosting cupcakes. This motion will create the poop shape that you want for this creation! Piping this out will bring together the scent of the Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil with a life like form of colorful reindeer poo!

Cleaning Up the Work Station

After you have finished with this Reindeer Poo Cold Process Soap recipe, it is time to clean the work station. We wanted to give you some tips here because you were working with lye and it is important to be safe with the clean up process, just as it was for every step before hand. When your project is all said and done, you will need to wash all of the materials you used like you normally would. However, there may be residue left over from un-reacted lye. Since vinegar is acidic, it will take care of and neutralize the un-reacted lye on these surfaces so that the next time your materials will be ready to go! Once you have wiped everything down well with the vinegar, it will be safe to wash the materials with soap and water.

We hope that you have learned a lot about this method of soap making and all of the proper precautions to take. We hope it was a lot of fun creating this Reindeer Poo Cold Process Soap recipe! If you would like to reach out to Natures Garden and show us this and other creations that you make, follow and share with us!

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