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Mar
20

Five Bath Salt Recipes


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Five Bath Salt RecipesFive Bath Salt Recipes

We are excited to be sharing five new bath salt recipes with you all today! Each of these bath salts use only a few ingredients and they have very simple steps to follow along with. These are a fun way to incorporate natural flowers, herbs, and powders into your handcrafted recipes. The herbal ingredients we chose to use contain a lot of benefits and are sure to soothe you and your skin during bath time. We also use these herbs from Natures Garden to make massage oil, bath melts, and sugar scrubs. Many other recipes use our powders as well, including facial masks, bath bombs, and cold process soap. You can also check out some of our soap making recipes to make your own soaps too. Now we can get started on making these five bath salt recipes!

The Benefits of Using a Bath Salt Recipe

If you have never used a bath salt before in your bath, then we will give you benefits that bath salts can provide to you. There are many natural minerals that are used in bath salts, and one of the benefits that you can get from using these is to draw out impurities from your skin. Also, if you are always working in outdoor environments, there are certain bath salts that you can make that will draw out different toxins, oil, and dirt from your skin. This will leave you with a sense of always feeling squeaky clean after every use. If you also have issues with blood circulation and are always feeling drained, then some bath salts can help circulate blood through your body.

Different Herbs that you Can Use in Your Bath Salt Recipe

Your options aren’t limited when it comes to the number of different herbs that you can use with your bath salts. Each herb contains its own share of benefits, and there are many available for you to use. One of the more popular herbs that you can use in your bath salts is lavender. Lavender, when used in bath salts, has been known to remove nervous tension, and relax the user. Another herb that can be used is rose petals. Rose petals have a natural oil that is secreted in warm water that keeps skin moisturized, soft, and glowing. There are many other herbs you can use and try to experiment with to create your own bath bomb recipe!

Pink Salt Bubble Bath RecipePink Salt Bubble Bath Recipe

This first recipe that will be showing you is meant to keep your skin feeling smooth and silky after taking a bath. The pink salt bubble bath recipe is wonderful. They only take a few ingredients, which have great benefits for the skin. To make this bath salt recipe, you will need to get the following ingredients, which can be found on the Natures Garden website:

  1. Himalayan Pink Salt Coarse Ground
  2. Epsom Salt
  3. Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate- SLSA
  4. Hyacinth Fragrance Oil
  5. 8 oz. Clear PET JAR
  6. White Straight Smooth Lid 70/400

Himalayan pink salt is known for its purity and for having so many minerals. There are also a lot of medical benefits believed to be associated with this salt. In this industry, it is commonly added to facial scrubs, salt scrubs, and bath bombs, such as with our Sangria Shimmer Bath Bomb. SLSA is a natural surfactant that provides plenty of foam and lather to cosmetic products, which are simply the perfect qualities to have for any bath. This pink salt bubble bath recipe is layered with one portion of Himalayan salt and the other portion a mix of Epsom salt and SLSA, each scented with Hyacinth fragrance oil.

Lavender and Rose Bath Salts RecipeLavender and Rose Bath Salts Recipe

Our next recipe is this beautiful bath salts floral combination. It brings together roses, lavender flowers, as well as elderflowers. These are just some of the herbs sold by Natures Garden.

  1. Epsom Salt
  2. Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate- SCI
  3. Rose Buds & Petals Red
  4. Lavender Flowers Whole Select
  5. Elder Flowers Whole
  6. Mica- DIAMOND DUST Pigment 1 oz
  7. Chance of a Lifetime Fragrance Oil
  8. Fillable Teabags

One of the main components of the floral bath salts recipe is roses. Roses are used all of the time in cosmetic products, soap, lotion, potpourri, and even in lip balms. They are so widely used since they are thought to induce relaxation, as well as for having anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. We mentioned fillable teabags in the ingredients because of the flowers in these bath salts. Some people prefer to use a teabag with recipes like this in order to avoid herbs going down their drain. This is optional and is completely up to your personal preference. Another unique feature about this bath salt recipe is that it also uses whole lavender flowers. As mentioned above, lavender flowers can be used to reduce anxiety and induce a calming sensation for you. So, if you are ever stressed, then this bath salt recipe is perfect for soothing your mind.

Chamomile Bath Salts RecipeChamomile Bath Salts Recipe

1. Dead Sea Salt High Minerals Course Ground
2. Vanilla POWDER
3. Cashmere Type Fragrance Oil
4. Da BOMB Soap Dye- YELLOW 1 oz.
5. Chamomile Flowers German Whole
6. Calendula Flowers- Whole
7. Fillable Tea Bags with Pull Strings

Next, let’s look at the relaxing bath salts recipe. The Da BOMB soap dyes at Natures Garden perform phenomenally. They are water soluble liquid dyes that are safe to be used to color soap, slime, smelly jellies, as well as some bath products. For now, we sell these in blue, red, and yellow, which could also be mixed together to form additional colors. Once again, you can use a fillable tea bag to put the chamomile and calendula flowers so they do not go down your drain. An amazing benefit of using chamomile flowers in your bath salt is that it contains many great antioxidants. These antioxidants will help with protecting your skin from any external free radicals. Also, the chamomile will help you to relax when in the bathtub if you’ve had a rough day.

Bubble Bath Salts RecipeBubble Bath Salts Recipe

This bubble bath salts recipe is the perfect recipe to create if you enjoy dark hues of blue. The ingredients that make this amazing bath salt include:

Hawaiian Black Salt Coarse Ground
Epsom Salt
Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (SLSA)
Mica- DIAMOND DUST Pigment 1 oz
NG Blue Hydrangea Type Fragrance Oil
Da BOMB Soap Dye- Red 1oz.
Da BOMB Soap Dye- Blue 1 oz.
FUN Soap Colorant- Ultramarine Violet 1oz.
8 oz. Clear PET JAR
White Straight Smooth Lid 70/400

These bath salts use really unique shades of blue. You can create these shades of colors using Da BOMB Soap Dye Blue colorant. Also, it blends well with the ultramarine fun soap colorant to make spectacular layers in the bath salt. A unique feature of this bath salt is the use of Hawaiian Black Salt Coarse Grounds. These coarse grounds are rich in potassium which is great in relaxing muscles and reducing the effects of muscle cramps. You will not want to get out of the bathtub after using this spectacular bath salt recipe. Also, to add a unique shiny gleam to the bath salt, we use Mica Diamond Dust Pigment to really make your bath shine with sparkly blues. So, try making this inexpensive bath salt recipe yourself from the comfort of your home, and reap in the benefits of this amazing bath salt.

Epsom Salt Bubble Bath RecipeEpsom Salt Bubble Bath Recipe

Lastly, the final recipe we want to share in this blog is our Epsom salt bubble bath recipe. The ingredients needed to make this recipe are:

Hawaiian Black Salt Coarse Ground
Epsom Salt
Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate- SLSA
NG Blue Hydrangea Type Fragrance Oil
FUN Soap Colorant- Ultramarine Violet 1 oz.
Da BOMB Soap Dye- RED 1oz.
Da BOMB Soap Dye- BLUE 1oz.
MICA- DIAMOND DUST Pigment 1oz
8 oz. Clear PET JAR
White Straight Smooth Lid 70/400

The Hawaiian black sea salt sold at Natures Garden is completely natural. This sea salt derives from the Pacific sea which allowed it to absorb many natural minerals. This bath salt uses NG Blue Hydrangea Type Fragrance Oil which will add a great floral scent to your bath. This fragrance oil captures the scent of a sun kissed hydrangea flower that perfectly replicates the Yankee scent. This recipe is wonderful to make in the springtime, because it will smell just like a flower bed in your bathroom while you are soaking in this bath salt. Just like all of the other bath salts, this bubble bath salt recipe will leave you feeling relaxed when you are finished using it.

Enjoy Your Bath Salts!

We hope that you enjoyed following along with us and learning how to make these five bath salt recipes! When you are ready to use them, simply pour some into your warm bath water and watch them dissolve into your water. As you can see, many of these bath salts contain their own unique colors and traits. There are many different benefits that many different herbs can bring to your bathing experience, and you can see them in the above descriptions. It’s not only as fun making these bath salt recipes, but you will enjoy soaking in them too, and we hope you enjoy these recipes!

Unique Uses for your Everyday Herbs

Since many of these bath salt recipes use herbs, here we are going to talk about many other unique uses for herbs that you can use for yourself. This article called “12 Unusual and Interesting Uses For Herbs” mentions different ways that you can use herbs, and some of them you probably haven’t ever heard of. Oregano is a common household herb that many people always use in their cooking, but little did they know it can be used to combat the common cold. The oil in oregano leaves can aid in the process of clearing your sinuses. Also, this oil has been known to aid in reducing inflammation. Also, if you always have a tendency to suffer from headaches, then peppermint is the right choice for you.

Disclaimers

Natures Garden is not responsible for the performance of any of these recipes that are on our website. Testing is always the responsibility of our customers. If you plan to resell any of the recipes that we provide, it is your responsibility to follow all FDA regulations. We cannot offer advice on where to purchase products and ingredients listed in our recipes that are not sold by Natures Garden. When you use our recipes and/or raw ingredients, you are agreeing to indemnify Natures Garden against any liability of performance, any lack of performance, or any problems that you may encounter with the finished products.

The herbs sold by Natures Garden are for external use only. We do not sell them as food items. The information we provide is for educational purposes only. None of this is intended to treat, cure, diagnose, or prevent any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets. Pregnant women or women who are lactating should take special care when handling herbs. Natures Garden does not accept any responsibility, written or implied, for the products you make with our herbs. Prior testing is the responsibility of the customer.

Dec
29

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe


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Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub RecipeChocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe

Today we will be showing you how to make a chocolate bath butter scrub recipe.  This recipe was inspired by a cookies and cream parfait recipe that we found from Homemade Hooplah.  They looked so delicious, I just had to turn them into some sort of bath and body product.  This way, I could have chocolate indulgence with none of the calories.  So. I decided to make a chocolate bath butter scrub using Natures Garden’s Better Than Sex Cake Fragrance Oil.

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe:  Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Whipped Soap Base
Organic Cocoa Powder
Vegetable Glycerin
Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
Epsom Salt
Better Than Sex Cake Fragrance Oil
Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Clear 8 oz PET Jars
70/400 White Straight Smooth Lids

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe:  Other Equipment You Will Need

Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Hand Mixer
Scale

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe:  A Closer Look at Some of the Ingredients We Will Be Using

Before we begin, we will take a closer look at some of the ingredients we will be using today.  Our chocolate soap recipe is a fluffy whipped soap scented with our Better Than Sex Cake Fragrance Oil. Below, is an in depth look at the key ingredients in this soap recipe.

 

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe: Better Than Sex Cake Fragrance OilChocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe Ingredients: Better Than Sex Cake Fragrance Oil

The first ingredient we will talk about is the scent.  Better Than Sex Cake fragrance oil by Natures Garden smells like German chocolate cake that is blended with semi-sweet chocolate chips and laced with crunchy toffee bits to create this decadent treat.  Vanilla creme and butterscotch syrup create a luscious undertone, while hints of almond and coconut complete the yummy blend.  An NG Original Fragrance!

Top Notes:  almond, coconut
Mid Notes:  toffee, chocolate
Base Notes:  butterscotch, vanilla, chocolate cake

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe Ingredients: Whipped Soap BaseChocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe Ingredients: Whipped Soap Base

In this recipe, the whipped soap base is used to create the creamy layers of our bath butter.  This soap base can be used to create your own bath frosting, shaving soap, foaming body butter, and foaming sugar scrubs.  Simply whip our base with a mixer, add scent and colorant, and spoon into jars.  Our rich, luxurious-feeling whipped soap base leaves your skin feeling soft and moisturized.  This whipped soap base is bright white in color and does not substantially deflate after packaging.

When using fragrances in the whipped soap base, we suggest using 1-5% of a body safe fragrance oil in your finished product.  Additional carrier oils can be added to this base, but we do not suggest adding any more than 5%.  When making foaming sugar scrub, please note that some of your sugar will dissolve in the base.  Fragrance oils can and may discolor your finished product.  When using fragrance oils with a vanillin content higher than 1%, you may want to consider using vanilla white stabilizer to reduce discoloration.

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe Ingredients: Organic Cocoa PowderChocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe Ingredients: Organic Cocoa Powder

Now, let’s talk about the natural colorant we used.  Cocoa powder is a wonderful brown colorant for soap, lotion, and other cosmetics.  In fact, I personally use it in my natural makeup recipes.  Organic cocoa powder is a fabulous addition to your cosmetics and soap recipes.  Cacao beans are rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, E and pantothenic acid.  They are also rich in the following minerals:  magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, manganese and potassium.  Cocao beans contain caffeine, which is actually beneficial to the skin.  How does chocolate lip balm sound to you?  Chocolate facial masks?  Yummy!

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe Ingredients: Vegetable GlycerinChocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe Ingredients: Vegetable Glycerin

We used the vegetable glycerin in the recipe to help mix our cocoa powder into our soap base without clumping.  We often use it when using natural powdered colorants to recipes for this reason.  However, vegetable glycerin is also used in other types of recipes.  For example, it can be added to melt and pour soap.  When added to melt and pour soap, it will give the soap some flexibility.

Vegetable glycerin is a clear, odorless, sweet-tasting liquid with a thick syrup-like consistency.  It is used in formulations of cosmetics, soaps, shampoo, herbal remedies, toothpaste, lotions, and other household items.  Vegetable glycerin is soluble in both alcohol and water; however insoluble in oil.  Vegetable glycerin is a humectant, which draws moisture to the skin.  It is added to lotions during the water phase in improve the emollience of the product.

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe Ingredients: FUN Soap ColorantsChocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe Ingredients: FUN Soap Colorants

This soap recipe uses Natures Garden’s FUN Soap Colorants.  In fact, we use two of them.  We use both the brown oxide and the black oxide to color our Epsom salt.  These soap colorants are easy to use and stay true to color even when added to a product.  These vibrant soap colors are my personal favorite to work with when making soap!

So, what exactly are the FUN Soap Colorants?  They are pigments which are dispersed in vegetable glycerin. They come in oxides, aquamarines, and even some neon colors, just to name a few.  No chemical preservatives added.  All of our FUN Soap Colorants are considered to be VEGAN. Using liquid soap pigments which have already been dispersed in vegetable glycerin helps to prevent pigments from clumping in your soap.  All of these soap colorants work well in melt and pour soap, and cold process soap.  They are non-bleeding, perform well in high ph environments, and do not morph during the saponifcation process.

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe Ingredients: Epsom SaltChocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe Ingredients: Epsom Salt

Epsom salt can be used in many different products and industries. It can be used for hair care, medicinal purposes, skin care, cosmetics, bath and body products, gardening and cleaning products. It is used as a bath salt to help relieve stress and help to soothe sore muscles.

Many skin care benefits that are associated with the usage of Epsom salt. It is great for exfoliating the skin, smoothing out rough patches, and for preventing wrinkles. It also treats sun burn and helps to get rid of acne. Also, by rubbing it on your skin after taking a shower, it helps to make your skin smooth and silky and also takes away dead skin cells.

Feet ailments can be treated using Epsom salt as well. Soaking your feet in hot water mixed with Epsom salt helps to take away foot odor and foot fungus. It can also help to relieve the problems caused by athlete’s foot and also treats gout.

Epsom salt has many anti-inflammatory properties. Athletes can use it in ice baths after work outs to help with inflammation problems.Facial pores can be treated with Epsom salt as well. It has many exfoliating properties which work hard to give the pores a nice deep clean.

For hair care, adding Epsom salt to conditioners gives the hair extra volume. It also helps to remove excess oils from the hair. You can also make a mixture of water, Epsom salt and lemon juice that when used on the hair before showering, it will help to make hairspray easier to remove.

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe Ingredients: Vanilla White Color StabilizerChocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe Ingredients: Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

We used Vanilla White Color Stabilizer in this recipe to prevent our white layer from turning brown.  Vanilla White basically helps to lessen any discoloration that is cause by a vanilla content.  Since the Better Than Sex Cake Fragrance Oil has a vanillin content of 6%, it would certainly discolor our white whipped soap base.

Natures Garden’s Vanilla White Color Stabilizer is a patent pending fragrance technology designed to be added to aqueous bases that have color stability problems resulting from vanillin and other aromatic ingredients which tend to oxidize and cause browning.  For the first time, water based formulas can be stabilized by including a small amount of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Phthalate-Free.

So, what products can Vanilla White be used in?  Vanilla White Color Stabilizer can be used such products as liquid soap bases, bar soap bases, glycerin soap bases, cold process soap, hot process soap, shampoos, conditioners, fabric softeners, detergents, air fresheners, and lotions; essentially any product that is not anhydrous.

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe: Total Recipe Weights

628 grams Whipped Soap Base
30 grams Better Than Sex Cake Fragrance Oil
6 grams Organic Cocoa Powder
34 grams Vegetable Glycerin
30 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
170 grams Epsom Salt
4 grams Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
2 grams Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe: Prepare the Chocolate Whipped SoapChocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe: Prepare the Chocolate Whipped Soap

Will begin by preparing the brown chocolate portion of our bath butter.  This portion will be colored using Natures Garden’s organic cocoa powder.  In addition, we will scent the whipped soap with Better Than Sex Cake Fragrance Oil.  So, in a deep mixing bowl, add 353 grams of the whipped soap base.

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe: Prepare the Chocolate Whipped SoapNow, we will prepare our natural brown colorant.  So, in a small bowl, weigh out 6 grams of the organic cocoa powder.  Then, to the same bowl, add 34 grams of vegetable glycerin.  Mix to completely blend the two ingredients.  By mixing our cocoa powder with vegetable glycerin before adding it to the whipped soap base, it will prevent it from clumping.

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe: Prepare the Chocolate Whipped Soap

 

Next, add the brown colorant you prepared to the whipped soap base.  Then, you will need your hand mixer.  Use your hand mixer to mix the whipped soap base to a frosting-like consistency.

 

 

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe: Prepare the Chocolate Whipped SoapFinally, add your Better Than Sex Cake Fragrance Oil.  To the bowl containing the whipped soap, add 17 grams of Natures Garden’s Better Than Sex Cake Fragrance Oil.  Then, once again, use your hand mixer to create a frosting like consistency with the whipped soap.  Set this bowl aside while we prepare the other bath butter layers.

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe: Prepare the Chocolate Whipped SoapChocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe: Prepare the White Whipped Soap

Now, let’s prepare the white whipped soap base.  In a deep mixing bowl, add 276 grams whipped soap base.  Weigh out and add 13 grams Better than Sex Cake Fragrance Oil and 13 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe: Prepare the Chocolate Whipped Soap

 

Use your hand mixer to blend the ingredients together.  Keep mixing until you reach that fluffy frosting consistency.  Set this bowl aside as well, we will come back to it too.

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe: Prepare the Epsom SaltChocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe: Prepare the Epsom Salt

Next, we will prepare the Epsom salt.  The Epsom salt will be the center layer in your bath butter.  It will be colored a black brown color.  It is meant to mimic the Oreo cookies in the dessert that inspired this creation.  In a clean bowl, weigh out 170 grams of Epsom salt.

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe: Prepare the Epsom Salt

 

Now we will begin coloring the Epsom salt.  So, you will need both Natures Garden’s brown oxide and black oxide.  Then, add 4 grams of the black oxide FUN Soap Colorant and 2 grams of the brown oxide FUN Soap Colorant.

 

 

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe: Prepare the Epsom SaltFinally, you will want to wear a pair of gloves.  Then, using your hands, mix the colorants into the Epsom salt.  You want to make sure that the salt is completely colored and you can see no white.  Now, you can set the bowl aside for a moment.

 

 

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe: Packaging the Bath ButterChocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe: Packaging the Bath Butter

Finally, we will begin packaging the bath butter.  We will be adding a couple of chocolate layers, a couple white layers, and layer of Epsom salt.  So, you will need to have all three bowls in front of you.  You will also want a spoon for each bowl.  In addition, you will need four of the 8 ounce clear jars.  First, we will begin with our chocolate layer.  Add a couple spoonfuls of the chocolate whipped soap to each of your 8 ounce clear jars.

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe: Packaging the Bath Butter
Now, add a layer of the white whipped soap to each jar.  This layer should be about half as thick as the previous chocolate layer.  You want to add it directly on top of the chocolate layer.  However, you want to be careful not to get any of the base on the sides of the jar.  If you do, you will be able to see it in the next layer.

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe: Packaging the Bath Butter

Our next layer will be the Epsom salt layer.  This layer will contain about 40 grams per jar.  When you initially add this layer it will look like it is too much.  However, once you add the remaining layers on top, it will go down a bit.  So, add about 40 grams of salt to each jar.

 

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe: Packaging the Bath Butter
Now, simply finish layering your whipped soap.  On top of the Epsom salt, add another layer of white.  Then, a layer of chocolate.  Finally, a dollop of white on top.  Ultimately, you can layer your whipped soap in whatever manner your would like.

 

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe: Packaging the Bath Butter

Lastly, sprinkle each jar with a dash of Epsom salt.  Then, place a white lid on each jar.  You can use your Chocolate Bath Butter right away!  Let us know what you think of this recipe, or any of our other fragrance fun recipe in our recipe box.  Follow us on Facebook or find us on Instagram and Twitter @ngscents.