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Nov
01

Eucalyptus Benefits


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Eucalyptus Benefits

If you want an answer to the question, “What can you use eucalyptus oil for?”, then look no further! We are going to be talking about some of the amazing eucalyptus benefits for your whole body. There are many different things that this natural herb can be used for, which include bath and body products as well as natural medicine. So, read below to learn a bit more about what you could do with the eucalyptus herb, the eucalyptus Essential Oil, or a food grade eucalyptus. Whether you create body products or create your own natural cold remedies, you are sure to see some benefits from the eucalyptus herb.

Eucalyptus Benefits: Growing ConditionsEucalyptus Benefits: Growing Conditions

The Eucalyptus plant species originate in Australia and some of the islands to its north, like the islands of New Guinea and Hawaii. Throughout all these places there a few hundred different species of eucalyptus.  These vary from the kinds we typically see koalas munching on to the beautiful rainbow eucalyptus trees of the Hawaiian Islands. However, both our eucalyptus Essential Oil and eucalyptus Leaf herb is from the eucalyptus globulus species of the eucalyptus family.

While these Eucalyptus plants may be accustomed to conditions in Australia and the northern islands, there are other areas of the world that have similar enough conditions. So, these trees can thrive in these areas as well. While some of the eucalyptus trees can make do with partial shade, most of these trees require full sunlight. Also, they require well draining or dry soils.

Another important aspect of these trees is that they cannot take cold temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit for extended periods of time. So, most gardeners in colder climates will keep their eucalyptus tree in containers to protect them from winter conditions. While these indoor trees won’t grow to be the typical 30 to 180 feet (which will need to be controlled with pruning), they will be a unique house plant that can provide fresh eucalyptus. Just make sure that your plant has the right conditions and you’re good!

Eucalyptus Benefits: Eucalyptus Uses in Industries

So, you know that the eucalyptus herb is from the leaves of a certain tree, but you might not be sure what eucalyptus oil is good for. Well, actually there are quite a few benefits that can be had from herbal eucalyptus. You can use this herb to help your body fight off a cold and alleviate you of certain symptoms. Plus, you can use it to benefit your hair and skin. Also, you can use eucalyptus to help you around your home and in the garden. So, you can see that there are many beneficial properties to utilize!

Eucalyptus Benefits: Bath and Body ProductsEucalyptus Benefits: Bath and Body Products

First of all, you can effectively use eucalyptus essential oil or herb in your natural bath and body recipes. This ingredient would make a great addition to your cosmetic making supplies due to its abundance of beneficial properties. These properties are perfect for promoting health and well being for both the inside and outside of your body. So, let’s look at some of the ways that you can use this ingredient in your handcrafted bath and body creations.

Many people have found that the anti-inflammatory properties of eucalyptus are useful for reducing muscle pain and arthritis. Further, the antibacterial properties make it an effective cleansing and helping to prevent infection.

Plus, you can use eucalyptus to create effective hair care products. This is because this herbal ingredient is known to reduce dandruff and promote healthy hair growth. Also, the eucalyptus scent is refreshing and clean. So, hair care products are sure to be fantastic! Not only does eucalyptus care for your hair, but it can be used to repel lice! While it won’t necessarily kill them, it is a pretty good natural lice treatment recipe to displace them from their home on your head.

Eucalyptus Benefits: Natures Garden RecipesEucalyptus Benefits: Natures Garden Recipes

Due to the great properties of this cosmetic herb, we created some of our own recipes. First, we created the Rejuvenating Foot Balm Recipe using eucalyptus essential oil. So, the essential oil is useful to soothe muscles as the oils and butters nourish your skin. Also, we have our Beard Oil Recipe that includes the cut and sifted eucalyptus.  This beard oil was formulated with conditioning properties that will help care for your beard and skin. This great blend of oils is perfect for growing a glorious beard with less hair loss and less breakage. So, your beard is sure to be its best and leave you looking sharp.

Eucalyptus Benefits: MedicinalEucalyptus Benefits: Medicinal

Although there are some risks of ingesting eucalyptus, the active ingredient, which is often called cineole, has been tested and used in some medicines. Some people like to use it for natural cold remedies due to its beneficial properties. These wonderful properties include improving many respiratory conditions, as eucalyptus is effective for simulating both your immune system and respiratory circulation. This can even lead to helping a sore throat feel better and release the pressure in your sinuses as all the congestion caused by mucus begins to be broken up. Further, it has antibacterial properties that are useful for detoxifying your body of microbes and toxins. If you have a cold, then you may notice that this helps to improve your cough.

Also, components of the eucalyptus herb have been found to be useful for reducing seasonal allergies due to its anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and antimicrobial properties. A study on this subject has found that eucalyptus is useful for altering the body’s immune response to be less severe when in contact with the allergen. Further, eucalyptus has been known to boost the immune system to help you feel better faster. In fact, some will take advantage of these properties by using the herb or essential oil topically.

Eucalyptus Benefits: Utilizing these Medicinal Properties

First, you can use a combination of eucalyptus and peppermint oils to create an herbal chest rub that is perfect for clearing your nasal passages. Another great option is incorporating the eucalyptus essential oil in an aromatherapy diffuser to help relieve nasal congestion.

Eucalyptus Benefits: Other UsesEucalyptus Benefits: Other Uses

There are many benefits that you can find in this herbal cosmetic ingredient. Another great eucalyptus benefit is that eucalyptus oil is an effective ingredient for creating bug repellent. Not only do mosquitoes dislike the strong scent of eucalyptus, but many other insects dislike the scent, too. This includes pests like gnats, ants, and quite a few others. So, you can smell fresh while repelling pesky bugs. Also, there are some more outdoors uses for eucalyptus. Some people have found that using a eucalyptus mulch or saturating their garden with herbal eucalyptus can help to reduce pests. The pests that eucalyptus repels includes both insects that can destroy plants and weeds that try take over your garden plants. So, some find this to be a very useful tool for gardening!

Further, some people have found that they can use this herb in their home! There is evidence that eucalyptus is useful for preventing mold growth. Plus, some people have found that it is useful for killing microbes on the surfaces of your home. So, this cosmetic herb may be effective for creating natural cleaning supplies. Also, eucalyptus is known for repelling rats and other pesky rodents. Just be careful about where you put it if you have cats as it can be irritating to them, too.

Eucalyptus Benefits: Food and BeveragesEucalyptus Benefits: Food and Beverages

Although there are some medicinal uses for eucalyptus, like some cold medicines, ingesting large quantities of this herb is not a good idea. In fact, it is not a great idea to eat eucalyptus just for fun. Many people enjoy the antibacterial properties and the boost it can provide your immune system. But, we can’t eat too much eucalyptus. Eucalyptus leaves are covered in an oil that humans can’t digest well. So, humans cannot use it at too high of a dose internally.

However, Koala bears are perfectly adapted to consume these leaves. They are able to survive on only the leaves of eucalyptus and other gum trees. However, even the baby koalas need some help learning to digest these tough leaves. Until they grow up, they can’t digest the leaves well enough. So, the babies need their koala moms to help them digest. So, these leaves can even be challenging for the professional eucalyptus eaters! If you want to learn more about baby koalas, then take a look at Baby Koala: Facts about a Cute Species by Sydney Close Up where they talk about everything from the newborn to the joey that is ready to leave their mom’s pouch and explore the world.

Eucalyptus Benefits: Growing Your Own Eucalyptus Tree at Home

Although eucalyptus trees will grow the best in conditions that are most similar to their original habitat, anyone that lives in a different kind of climate can keep the tree as an indoor potted plant. In fact, you can use eucalyptus trees as a beautiful house plant that can add interest to a room. Further, it is thought that this is one of the best plants that you can use to help purify the air. If you want to learn more about tips for growing eucalyptus as a showpiece, then check out Do You Know that Eucalyptus Can Be Grown as Houseplant on Nursery Live.

Eucalyptus Benefits: Ask Us Your QuestionsEucalyptus Benefits: Ask Us Your Questions

If you have any further questions, then ask us! You can ask us more about the eucalyptus herb and the eucalyptus essential oil or something else relating to your craft making. We are available to talk with you in the store, on the phone, and online. We are here to help make the creation process easier for you, so you can get to the fun part! You can easily reach out to us online on social media. We have a Facebook account. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on either Twitter or Instagram. Not only can you ask us questions on social media, but you can stay updated on important announcements and interact in a community of home crafters. Join the conversation!

Eucalyptus Benefits: Reminder About Our Herbs and Essential Oils

Note: Natures Garden sells our eucalyptus herbs and essential oils for external use only. We do not sell them as food items. The information we provide is for educational purposes only. You should not use the information above to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease or illness with this information. The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated this information. Just be sure to keep all herbs and essential oils out of reach of children and pets. Pregnant and/or lactating women should take special care when handling herbs or essential oils. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our herbs or essential oils. All testing is the responsibility of the customer.

Sep
28

10 Ways to use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics


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10 Ways to Use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics10 Ways to Use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics

If you love the sweet scent of true vanilla powder, then Natures Garden’s vanilla powder is the perfect cosmetic ingredient for your cosmetic recipes! This wholesale vanilla powder available from Natures Garden Soap and Candle Supply has a strong vanilla aroma that is perfect for creating all kinds of wonderful bath and body recipes. Whether you use this cosmetic ingredient to create fantastic natural cosmetic recipes or use the scent of vanilla powder to enhance your handmade soap and cosmetic recipe, this cosmetic additive is perfect for your bath and body recipes! So, you may want to look into the 10 ways to use vanilla powder in cosmetics. Below, you will find handcrafted cosmetic recipes that we have formulated using our sweet vanilla powder.

10 Ways to use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics: Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe10 Ways to Use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics: Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe

First of all, you can use vanilla powder from Natures Garden to create a fantastic homemade soap recipe. So, you can perfectly include this sweet powdered vanilla in the Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe. This lovely soap making recipe uses melt and pour soap along with cosmetic clay and herbs. These lovely ingredients will nourish the skin, draw out toxins, and provide a lovely aroma. So, the sweet vanilla scent blends perfectly with the base notes of our Moonlight Tuberose Fragrance Oil. This exquisite feminine scented oil begins with top notes of white pear and green apple. These notes are followed by middle notes of tuberose, jasmine, lily of the valley, and ginger. Further, these notes are sitting on base notes of violet, ylang ylang, peach, vanilla, and fresh woods.

10 Ways to use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics: Neapolitan Ice Cream Bubble Bar Recipe10 Ways to Use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics: Neapolitan Ice Cream Bubble Bar Recipe

Also, we used this sweet cosmetic powder to improve the scent of the vanilla part of the Neapolitan Ice Cream Bubble Bar Recipe. In fact, we scented each of the three different colors in this bath recipe. First, the vanilla portion contains this aromatic powder and the French Vanilla Fragrance Oil. Then, the chocolate portion used out Hot Chocolate Fragrance Oil and some organic cocoa powder. Finally, the strawberry portion of this ice cream bath fizzy is scented with our Strawberry Patch Type Fragrance Oil. These scents blend wonderfully to create the perfect Neapolitan aroma for this scrumptious bath and body recipe.

10 Ways to Use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics: Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar Scrub Recipe10 Ways to Use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics: Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar Scrub Recipe

Another fantastic bath and body recipe that you can include this cosmetic powder in is the Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar Scrub Recipe. Not only does this recipe include the sweet vanilla powder, but this sugar scrub uses apple pie spice blend, too. Apple pie spice is a blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, and other spices used in apple pies. Further, the warm vanilla spice scent of these handcrafted sugar scrubs pair perfectly with the fragrances.

Of course, this lovely cosmetic recipe blends the fantastic scents of our vanilla and cinnamon fragrances to create a scrumptiously scented bath and body. So, the fragrant aroma of the vanilla powder is perfect for enhancing the scent of our sweet Vanilla Silk Fragrance Oil. Further, the scent of our Cinnabun Type Fragrance Oil is enhanced by the warm spice aroma of our apple pie spice blend powder. Together these fragrances blend perfectly to create an aroma that is simply scrumptious. So, you can create a perfect homemade body scrub recipe that will leave your skin exfoliated and smelling delicious!

10 Ways to Use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics: Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe10 Ways to Use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics: Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe

Additionally, you can create the Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe with our scrumptious cosmetic ingredients. First, we have the lovely aroma of our vanilla powder. Further, this cosmetic ingredient is a fantastic ingredient to enhance the scent of the Vanilla Extract Fragrance Oil. So, the strong, true scent of the vanilla powder will perfectly blend with the fragrance that smells like real vanilla extract. Plus, your skin will be nourished by the luxurious oils and butters, like the skin loving jojoba oil, coconut oil, and even more cosmetic oils and butters. So, this exfoliating and moisturizing scrub recipe is perfect for nourishing the skin as well as smell delicious. In addition, since it uses brown sugar, it is gentler than a scrub that uses granulated sugar.  This scrub is perfect for more sensitive areas of the body, or even those with sensitive skin.

10 Ways to Use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics: Vanilla Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe10 Ways to Use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics: Vanilla Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe

Also, you can add this sweet vanilla powder to our lovely Vanilla Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe. Not only does this cosmetic recipe include our vanilla powder, but this recipe has skin nourishing cosmetic ingredients, too. So, these sweet bath melts can be added to warm bath water to love and nourish your skin. As you soak in these wonderful ingredients, the sweet scent of our NG Warm Vanilla & Sugar Type Fragrance Oil with the irresistible scent of warm vanilla with a musky base that is just perfect for creating bath and body products. When combined, these cosmetic ingredients will provide you with a wonderful bath experience that will reduce your stress and moisturize your skin.

10 Ways to Use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics: Orange Dreamsickle Bath Bomb Recipe10 Ways to Use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics: Orange Dreamsickle Bath Bomb Recipe

Another sweet and fun recipe that you can create with our vanilla powder is the Orange Dreamsickle Bath Bomb Recipe. Of course, this sweet orange cream sickle bath recipe uses both the vanilla powder and orange peel powder herb. Half of this bath bomb recipe will be scented with the lovely aroma of the sweet vanilla. Then, the other half of this cosmetic recipe uses the skin loving properties of orange peel powder, which contains vitamin C and various minerals. Finally, the whole bath bomb recipe will contain the wonderful scent of Dreamsickle Fragrance Oil. So, this fantastic bath and body recipe has the scent of a refreshing iced orange Popsicle with a creamy vanilla filling and will nourish your skin! This handmade bath fizzy is a true treat for your skin!

10 Ways to Use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics: Fairy Dust Fizzy Bath Recipe10 Ways to Use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics: Fairy Dust Fizzy Bath Recipe

Our Fairy Dust Fizzy Bath Recipe is another fantastic bath and body recipe that you can use to create a fantastic bath experience. This wonderful bath recipe uses lovely cosmetic herbs, like the beautiful jasmine flowers and sweet vanilla powder. Further, this bath fizzy recipe provides you with the lovely scent of NG Fairy Dust Type Fragrance Oil. This fantastic scent is a bright, sunny accord that begins with rich notes of fruits and floral scents. Then, this lovely scent has gorgeous musk base notes of vanilla and rare woods. This blend of lovely aromas and fantastic herbs create a cosmetic recipe that is perfect for unwinding and recharging. Simply run a nice, warm bath and scoop some of this bath fizzy into your tub. Then, you will be all set for a wonderfully relaxing, tranquil experience!

10 Ways to Use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics: Natural Lavender Vanilla Body Powder Recipe10 Ways to Use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics: Natural Lavender Vanilla Body Powder Recipe

If you are interested in trying out a naturally scented powder, then the Natural Lavender Vanilla Body Powder Recipe might be just what you are looking to use! This all natural blend of aromatic cosmetic herbs will provide you with a wonderful scent that you can use for everyday life! These wonderfully scented cosmetic ingredients include the vanilla powder and a pure lavender 40/42 essential oil. This blend of scents is strong, refreshing, and true. So, you can use this lovely blend instead of perfume to provide a sweet, elegant aroma that you can wear out and about. This handcrafted body powder is sure to get you noticed.

10 Ways to Use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics: Natural Vanilla Body Powder Recipe10 Ways to Use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics: Natural Vanilla Body Powder Recipe

Another option that you can use for your scented cosmetic powder is the Natural Vanilla Body Powder Recipe. Of course, this scented powder is all natural and it is simple to create, as well. This bath and body recipe only requires two cosmetic ingredients that are simple and lovely. These two ingredients are the sweet vanilla powdered and the arrowroot powder. This blend of cosmetic powders will provide you with a scented cosmetic recipe that will have you smelling irresistibly sweet. This cosmetic recipe is strong enough to be a wonderful alternative to typical perfumes. So, anyone that is looking for a lovely scented cosmetic recipe that will have you smelling delicious should try out this scented recipe.

10 Ways to Use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics: Candy Cane Facial Mask Recipe10 Ways to Use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics: Candy Cane Facial Mask Recipe

Lastly, we have the lovely natural Candy Cane Facial Mask Recipe. This skin loving facial mask is a fantastic cosmetic recipe for your skin. First, the blend of rose clay powder and kaolin clay powder are perfect for drawing out toxins, exfoliating, and reducing inflammation. Further, these cosmetic ingredients are sensitive enough for the most sensitive skin types. Plus, this cosmetic recipe contains wonderful herbs, like the beet root powder and the hibiscus flower powder, that will care for the skin. This blend of cosmetic ingredients is perfect for creating a facial recipe that will rejuvenate and cleanse the skin. Also, this wonderful bath and body scrub recipe has a fantastic aroma due to the sweet vanilla powder and refreshing scent of the peppermint essential oil. All of these lovely cosmetic ingredients combine to create a fantastic cosmetic recipe for your skin care.

10 Ways to Use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics: Cooking with Vanilla Powder

Did you know vanilla powder is often used when cooking or baking? Both vanilla extract and vanilla powder are great ingredients that you can use for cooking all kinds of scrumptious desserts and bakery items. Although the use of vanilla extract is more much more common, the powdered vanilla powder is just as useful in the kitchen. In fact, vanilla powder is many times preferred for its more intense and true flavor. In fact, it happens to be my personal preference. This more true flavor is due to the fact that the powder is purer. You see, vanilla powder contains only ground vanilla beans. On the other hand, the vanilla extract is diluted some with alcohol. If you want to learn more about the types of vanilla powder that you can cook with yourself, then check out What Is Vanilla Powder And How Do You Use It? from Food Republic.

10 Ways to Use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics: Ask Us Any Questions10 Ways to Use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics: Ask Us Any Questions

If you have any more questions about these bath and body recipes or any others, then reach out to us! We are always happy to answer questions and provide guidance to other crafters. You can reach out to us in a variety of ways.  You can call on out HUG line, visit us in person at the Natures Garden store, and find us online. Of course, you can always reach us online through social media. You can find us on our Facebook page. Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to find us on both Twitter and Instagram. Not only can you use these social media sites to reach out to us, but you can share your own opinions and cosmetic recipes, too. So, we hope to hear from you all soon! Also, we wish you the best of luck with making your very own bath and body recipes!

10 Ways to Use Vanilla Powder in Cosmetics: Note About Cosmetic Ingredients

Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies sells our cosmetic ingredients for external use only. We do not sell our any of our products as food items. The information we provide is for educational purposes only. Also, we do not intend for this information to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated the information we provide on our vanilla powder. You need to keep all cosmetic ingredients out of reach of children and pets. You should take special care if you are a pregnant and/or lactating woman when handling any herbs and other cosmetic ingredients. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility, either written or implied, for any products you make with our vanilla powder. All testing of your bath and body recipes is the responsibility of the customer.

Aug
29

Goat Milk Soap Recipes


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Goat's Milk Soap RecipesGoat Milk Soap Recipes

Goat’s milk soap is one of Natures Garden most popular soap bases. Like many of our other soap bases, the goat milk soap base is SLS free, without any added detergents, and gluten free.  Below, you will find our favorite goat milk soap recipes.  These are recipe loves by both soaping veterans and those just starting out!

Goat Milk Soap Recipes Solid Sugar Scrub RecipeGoat Milk Soap Recipes Solid Sugar Scrub Recipe

First, Natures Garden has a fabulous recipe the provides exfoliation for your skin. Also, it makes thirty solid sugar scrubs. Made with only four ingredients including Goat’s Milk Melt and Pour Soap, olive oil, and FUN soap colorants. Finally, Natures Garden scented this homemade recipe with Victorian Rose Fragrance Oil, which is a wonderful blend of fresh cut roses with base notes of white musk and amber. A perfect aroma for your homemade recipe!

 

Goat Milk Soap Recipes Valentine's Day Bouquet RecipeGoat Milk Soap Recipes Valentine’s Day Bouquet Recipe

A super clever recipe from Natures Garden for Valentine’s Day. An assortment of soaps and aroma bead ornaments on sticks. Natures Garden scented this assortment with Angel Love Fragrance Oil, Dare to be Sexy Fragrance Oil, and Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance Oil. A perfect mixture of fragrance oils. However, you can always add your own twist to the recipe by varying the colors and scents.

 

Goat Milk Soap Recipes Coconut Lime Verbana Soap Bowl RecipeGoat Milk Soap Recipes Coconut Lime Verbana Soap Recipe

Next, we have a recipe you have probably never seen anywhere else. Coconut Lime Verbena Soap Recipe will make about two coconut lime verbana scented soap bowls. These coconut scented soap dishes are colored with Natures Garden FUN soap colorants. They are perfect for guest bathrooms as the soap squares are perfect for single uses.

 

 

Goat Milk Soap Recipes Coffee Melt and Pour Soap RecipeGoat Milk Soap Recipes Coffee Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Now, for all you coffee lovers, Natures Garden has an awesome Coffee Melt and Pour Soap Recipe! Scented with Natures Garden Fresh Brewed Coffee World’s Best Fragrance Oil, you will have a coffee scented homemade soap. Not only will your skin smell like coffee, but it uses real coffee ground to exfoliate and refresh your skin.

 

 

Goat Milk Soap Recipes Heart Soaps with Love Message RecipeGoat Milk Soap Recipes Heart Soaps with Love Message Recipe

Another great recipe from Natures Garden is for Valentines Day. The best part of this homemade soap recipe is we found a way to creatively put a laminated love message. Scented with Passionate Kisses Fragrance Oil, this heart shaped soap will leave your skin with a wonderful aroma of blackberry, raspberry, and fresh strawberries. Followed by mid notes of coconut milk and freshly picked roses. Ending in bottom notes of amber musk and Egyptian vanilla. A perfect fragrance oil for homemade soap!

Goat Milk Soap Recipes Floating Noah's Ark Soap RecipeGoat Milk Soap Recipes Floating Noah’s Ark Soap Recipe

If you are looking for an inspiring soap recipe, Natures Garden has just what you are looking for. This homemade recipe makes about two Noah’ Ark soaps. Also, this is a super colorful soap recipe that uses Natures Garden FUN soap colors. Not only does this soap float in the bath tub, it scented with God’s Love Fragrance Oil. This kid approved floating goat milk soap recipe is sure to have your kids begging to take a bath!

 

Goat Milk Soap Recipes Watermelon Soap Recipe Goat Milk Soap Recipes Watermelon Soap Recipe

Next, the perfect homemade summer soap recipe. These watermelon soaps look good enough to eat! Watermelon Soap Recipe uses our round loaf mold to create true to life watermelon slice soap. Scented with Pink Watermelon Fragrance Oil, will leave behind an aroma of fresh and crisp watermelon. This goat milk soap recipe by Natures Garden is smell and look amazing!

 

Goat Milk Soap Recipes Chocolate Orchid Melt and Pour RecipeGoat Milk Soap Recipes Chocolate Orchid Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Who doesn’t love chocolate? Here is a great chocolate scented homemade soap recipe. Scented with Chocolate Orchid Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden. Also colored with FUN soap colorants ultramarine violet and brown oxide. This soap loaf contains chocolate swirl embeds for a fun detail in this chocolate goat milk soap recipe!

 

 

Goat Milk Soap Recipes Soap Frosting RecipeGoat Milk Soap Recipes Soap Frosting Recipe

Next, is another super cute and easy homemade goat milk soap recipe from Natures Garden. This simple whipped soap recipe will show you how to make melt and pour soap frosting. This wonderful soap cupcake is scented in the wonderful buttery and vanilla aroma of Buttercream Fragrance Oil.  Now, let your imagination soar when choosing your FUN soap colorants to add to your homemade soap.  Lastly, don’t forget to add your sprinkles on top!

 

Goat Milk Soap Recipes Cinnanut Coffee Soap RecipeGoat Milk Soap Recipes Cinnanut Coffee Soap Recipe

Now, a three layered homemade soap recipe that will fill your bathroom with the wonderful aroma of coffee. Scented with Natures Garden Cinnanut Columbian Cafe Fragrance Oil, this soap is perfect for the coffee lovers in your life. In addition, it is made with Goat’s Milk and Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap, whipped soap base, and vegetable glycerin. Also, this homemade recipe is colored with Natures Garden FUN soap brown oxide and black oxide colorants.

Goat Milk Soap Recipes Lemon Meringue Pie Soap RecipeGoat Milk Soap Recipes Lemon Meringue Pie Soap Recipe

Next, a lemon pie soap using the lemon lime mold from flexiblemolds.com. This fun handcrafted soap uses the Imagine Base to create the fluffy meringue portion of this soap. In addition, it is scented with none other than Natures Garden Lemon Meringue Pie Fragrance Oil. Another goat milk soap recipe that is as easy as pie!

 

 

Goat Milk Soap Recipes Snowball Soap RecipeGoat Milk Soap Recipes Snowball Soap Recipe

Now, just in time for the winter months, Natures Garden Snowball Soap Recipe is wonderful! This homemade soap is made with an amazing essential oil blend of Lavandin essential oil and Peppermint essential oil. Also, this recipe makes is topped with our whipped soap base for a snow effect. Then, it’s glittered and topped with snowflakes for a beautiful glistening snowflake look. This wonderful soap will keep your skin feeling soft and keep it moisturized during those cold winter days.

Goat Milk Soap Recipes Raspberry Zinger Bath Fizzies RecipeGoat Milk Soap Recipes Raspberry Zinger Bath Fizzies Recipe

Everyone loves bath fizzies! This wonderful aroma of Raspberry Zinger Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden will fill your bath water with notes of; sweet raspberry and toasted coconut. And middle notes of buttercream frosting. Followed by bottom notes of freshly baked yellow sponge cake. In addition, this bath bomb recipe will show you how to make a rolled bath bomb.  Then, slice the Raspberry Zinger Bath Fizzies to make nine bath bomb. Plenty enough to share, if you choose to!

Goat Milk Soap Recipes Dracula's Dentures RecipeGoat Milk Soap Recipes Dracula’s Dentures Recipe

Then, we have a fun homemade soap recipe for all ages that is perfect for Halloween. Our Dracula’s Dentures recipe makes about four denture cups and uses Natures Garden’s Vampire Teeth Mold. While using this homemade soap recipe, you will get an aroma of fruits of nectar and exotic florals, blended with sweet vanilla and honey. Lunar Eclipse Fragrance Oil is the best fragrance oil for all types of soap. This unique recipe is perfect for Halloween or any time of year as a fun craft to do with the kids!

Goat Milk Soap Recipes Cold Fashioned Lemonade Soap RecipeGoat Milk Soap Recipes Cold Fashioned Lemonade Soap Recipe

Next, we have a fragrance fun recipe from Natures Garden’s own, Bailey. Bailey created this lemonade cold process soap with goat’s milk melt and pour soap ice cube embeds. This summer fun homemade soap recipe is scented with our Lemon Sugar Fragrance Oil. This lemon scent has been a long time favorite among cp soap makers.

 

 

Goat Milk Soap Recipes Psychedelic Suds Soap RecipeGoat Milk Soap Recipes Psychedelic Suds Soap Recipe

Now, look how colorful this awesome homemade melt and pour soap is! Of course colored with many of Natures Garden FUN Soap Colorants including neon pink, neon green, neon yellow, neon blue, and neon orange colorant. In addition, we used diamond clear melt and pour soap for the base to give it the see through appearance. Finally, we with goat milk melt and pour soap topped it with layers of neon colors for a psychedelic look. Natures Garden scented this homemade soap recipe with Aloha Fragrance Oil to give off the aroma of tropical delight that combines sweet coconut and juicy island fruits with exotic, and delightfully fragrant native flora of tiare and plumeria flowers. Perfect fragrance oil for your homemade soap.

Goat Milk Soap Recipes Peppermint Fluff Soap RecipeGoat Milk Soap Recipes Peppermint Fluff Soap Recipe

Our next goats milk soap recipe from Natures Garden uses a fun swirled embed scented with a strong and sweet vanilla peppermint aroma. This recipe will make about one full heaped loaf. Made with goat milk melt and pour soap as the base and whipped soap base on top. Scented with Peppermint Fluff Fragrance Oil, it will leave your skin with a cool and refreshing aroma!

Goat Milk Soap Recipes Floating Ducky Melt and Pour Soap RecipeGoat Milk Soap Recipes Floating Ducky Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Now, look how cute! A super fun and easy homemade soap recipe that actually floats in the bath tub! This rubber ducky soap is perfect for a baby shower favor or even just for your little one’s bath time. We have scented this melt and pour soap recipe with Baby Clean Fragrance Oil. With the addition of whipped soap base to help this soap float, this recipe is just what you have been looking for! You can even get creative and make multiple different scented ducky soaps. Maybe use our Baby Powder fragrance oil, new born baby Fragrance Oil, or Bed Time Baby Fragrance Oil.

Goat Milk Soap Recipes 4 Leaf Clover Layered Soap RecipeGoat Milk Soap Recipes 4 Leaf Clover Layered Soap Recipe

Next, a great homemade soap recipe for St. Patty’s Day. This mp soap recipe will show you how to make 4 leaf clover layered soap. Natures Garden went green with this one using all of our green FUN Soap Colorants including neon green, lime green, kelly green, and teal soap colorant to make the layers for this homemade soap recipe. In addition, we scented the clover soap with 4 Leaf Clover Fragrance Oil. This is a wonderful aroma with a floral ozony blend of clover, green grass, with hints of fresh cut wisteria. This is a quick and festive Saint Patrick’s Day soap projects that even the kids can help with.

Goat Milk Soap Recipes Carrot Cupcake Soap RecipeGoat Milk Soap Recipes Carrot Cupcake Soap Recipe

If you are intrigued by the aroma of our Carrot Cupcake Fragrance Oil that contains juicy bursts of citrus spiced with clove, nutmeg, carrot, cinnamon and bay leaf and comforting vanilla extract, Natures Garden has a great homemade soap recipe for you. This soap cupcake recipe can be made as either large cupcakes or even in a mini cupcake version. These carrot scented creations are a real treat and they are easy to make! Using pumpkin pie spice blend powder to top off the handmade soap frosting, it’s sure to be a sweet and spicy treat for your body without the added calories!

Cinnabun Melt and Pour Soap RecipeGoat Milk Soap Recipes Cinnabun Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Next, we have our Cinnabun Melt and Pour Soap Recipe.  It uses embeds throughout the soap and is topped with rolled soap to look just like cinnamon buns.  This goat’s milk mp soap uses our Cinnabun Type Fragrance Oil, which if you haven’t tried this scent, you’re missing out.  It has all of the amazing spice of cinnamon along with the warm vanilla icing topping, then, it’s baked to perfection with a warm buttery dough.

 

Goat Milk Soap Recipes Fresh Fallen Leaves Soap RecipeGoat Milk Soap Recipes Fresh Fallen Leaves Soap Recipe

Finally, Natures Garden has a wonderful homemade fall soap recipe created by our very own, Melissa! The mp soap recipe will show you how to make Fresh Fallen Leaves scented soap. Also, the little leaves on top of the soap are made with a dime size leaf mold from flexible molds. This tree inspired soap loaf made with both diamond clear and goat’s milk melt and pour soap. This must have for your autumn bath and body product line.

Don’t be shy! Show us your finished handcrafted soap you made with Natures Garden products! We would love to see them and see what tweaks you made to make it your own. Show us your creations on our Facebook page or tag us on Instagram @ngscents. We hope you have fun making these homemade soaps your very own!

Aug
14

30 Ways to Use Beeswax


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30 Ways to Use Beeswax30 Ways to Use Beeswax

Beeswax is used in a variety of bath and body products. When added to bath and body products it can thicken the consistency. However, that is not its only purpose. When used in skin care recipes, beeswax can help lock moisture in, yet still, let your skin breathe. Not only that but this wonderful cosmetic wax also helps keep skin protected. Beeswax also works to help keep the skin both nourished and soft. When beeswax is added to homemade beeswax candles, it helps create a longer cleaner burn. Read on for 30 ways to use beeswax in your handcrafted candles and cosmetic recipes. In addition, be sure to check out our beeswax class for more information on Natures Garden’s white beeswax pellets.

 

 30 Ways to Use Beeswax Beard Balm Recipe30 Ways to Use Besswax Beard Balm Recipe

First, we have an awesome Beard Balm Recipe. This recipe was formulated with beard care in mind. This balm is perfect for keeping that beard tame and in its place. In only a few steps, you this beard wax will be ready in a breeze. Don’t worry though, when using it, no breeze will ruin your beard. You will find many beard beneficial oils in this recipe such as jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, sesame oil, olive oil, and castor oil. We used Cedarwood Virginiana essential oil in this recipe along with vitamin E oil, cocoa butter, and shea butter. Find out more about each oil we used in this recipe and its benefits to your beard here.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Pink Lemonade Scrub Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Pink Lemonade Scrub Recipe

Look how colorful this layered scrub is! Pink Lemonade Scrub Recipe is perfect for an at home spa day. In this handmade body scrub recipe, we use Raspberry Lemonade Fragrance Oil and our vibrant FUN soap colorants. This scrub making tutorial shows you how to make a raspberry lemonade scented emulsified scrub.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe

Next, we have Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe. This foaming scrub uses dead sea salt for extra scrubbing power when you need it! It is super easy, vibrant and fun to make. Also, Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe will help exfoliate your skin and leave it feeling nice and soft.

 

 30 Ways to Use Beeswax Foaming Hibiscus Scrub Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Foaming Hibiscus Scrub Recipe

Now, we have a recipe that contains sodium cocoyl isethionate or SCI. SCI will help leave your skin super soft even if you have sensitive skin. In addition, we used hibiscus to naturally color the scrub so, you do not need to add a soap dye. Hibiscus flower powder was used to get the natural red pink color you see. We topped this scrub off with whole dried hibiscus flowers for a final decorative touch. Lastly, this scrub smells amazing with the Hawaiian Sea Mist Fragrance Oil!

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe

Who doesn’t love activated charcoal? Natures Garden has a wonderful recipe that contains activated charcoal, along with a ton of skin loving ingredients like coconut oil 76, macadamia nut oil, shea butter, mango butter, emulsifying wax, beeswax, jojoba oil, arrowroot powder, vitamin E, and vegetable glycerin. Finally, we scented this recipe with Black Linen and Amber Fragrance Oil.

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Saint Patricks Day Candle Recipe 30 Ways to Use Beeswax Saint Patricks Day Candle

For all of our homemade candle makers, we have a super cute candle for St. Patrick’s Day. While soy wax is the bulk wax of this candle, we use beeswax for the shamrock. We scented this soy and beeswax candle with NG Aloe & White Lilac Fragrance Oil.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe 30 Ways to Use Beeswax White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe

Now, we have a delicious bath melt recipe. The aroma of white chocolate and mango butter while taking a bath will soothe your stress away. This recipe is a simple recipe that will make about twelve bath melts! You will not be disappointed if you make this bath time recipe using real white chocolate. Also, it will make a great addition to your bath and body product line!

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar Scrub Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar Scrub Recipe

Next, we have a sweet treat for your body! This wonderful aroma of Vanilla Silk Fragrance Oil and Cinnabun Type Fragrance Oil makes a great combination for this layered sugar scrub. Additionally, this recipe mixes things up with both brown sugar and white sugar.  Brown sugar is wonderful in a scrub, providing a gentler exfoliation compared to the white sugar in this scrub.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Wine Sugar Scrub Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Wine Sugar Scrub Recipe

Another unique sugar scrub recipe from Natures Garden! This beautifully scented scrub in made with real wine. This red wine scrub not only uses real wine, it is also scented with Natures Garden Christmas Cabernet Fragrance oil which makes it the perfect holiday product addition, or even a great handcrafted Christmas gift for the wine lovers in your life.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe 30 Ways to Use Beeswax Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe

Next, another sugar scrub recipe from Natures Garden.  We might be slightly obsessed with scrubs here at NG. The warm and delightful vanilla aroma in this scrub will leave your skin smelling amazing and super soft. We used Vanilla Extract Fragrance Oil in this gentle brown sugar body scrub recipe.

 

  30 Ways to Use Beeswax Tranquility Bath Melts Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Tranquility Bath Melts Recipe

Now, Natures Garden has a very cute bath melt recipe. This handcrafted bath recipe is packaged in clamshell containers. Packaging your melts this way means no molds to clean up. In addition, all you need to do is add a label and your product is ready for shelves! With the addition of shea butter, sweet almond oil, and real dried chamomile flowers, these hand made bath melts will help you soak the blues away. In addition, they are scented with Tranquil Oasis Fragrance Oil for an at home spa experience.

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe

Just in time for the fall season. Pumpkin Sugar Scrub is made scented with none other than Pumpkin Walnut Biscotti Fragrance Oil. This handmade layered scrub recipe is colored with festive fall colors and both pumpkin spice powder and orange peel powder.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Shea Butter Lip Balm Recipe  30 Ways to Use Beeswax Shea Butter Lip Balm Recipe

Next, we have a shea butter lip balm recipe. Sweetened with honey and flavored with buttercream cupcake, this homemade lip balm is sure to please. The addition of shea butter will help leave your lips soft and nourished.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Cotton Candy Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Cotton Candy Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe

I love the swirl of this recipe, don’t you? The fun colors and cotton candy scent give this layered body scrub a true to life cotton candy look. We used Fluffy Pink Candy Fragrance Oil to scent this scrub.But rest assured, this sugar scrub isn’t just about looks and smell! It will help exfoliate your skin and leave it nice and soft.

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Gourmet Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe 30 Ways to Use Beeswax Gourmet Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe

Another great recipe from Natures Garden! This lovely bath melt recipe includes real organic cocoa powder. With only a few simple ingredients, along with Gourmet Dark Chocolate Fragrance Oil, your bath melts will be ready in no time. Indulge in succulent dark chocolate, without the calories.  With the addition of skin loving oils, this truly is a treat for your body!

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Rose Violet Bath Melts Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Rose Violet Bath Melts Recipe

Here is another to use beeswax in bath melts. This bath and body recipe from Natures Garden incorporates dried pink rose petals and is naturally colored pink with beet root powder. Finally, we scented this hand crafted heart shaped melt with NG Rose & Violet Type Fragrance Oil.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Pot o Gold Candle Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Pot o Gold Candle Recipe

Now. a recipe for all you candle makers using our Green Clover and Aloe Fragrance Oil. While Joy wax is the main wax for this candle, Natures Garden also incorporated beeswax in the candle for both the rainbow and pot of gold portion.  When used in a homemade candle, beeswax will nicely adhere to the jar, allowing you to create a variety of designs. Check out this candle making tutorial for more information and step by step instructions on this candle making technique.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe

Emulsified sugar scrubs are wonderful. They are created for those who prefer to have sugar completely mixed with the oil. So, for those wanting a body scrub without any oil separation, this type of scrub is for just right for you! This emulsified sugar scrub recipe from Natures Garden is filled with wonderful ingredients all from Natures Garden. In addition, it is scented with Sugar Cookie Brulee Fragrance Oil, it will make your skin smell amazing and feeling refreshed. The perfect sugar scrub!

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Clamshell Bath Melts Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Clamshell Bath Melts Recipe

If you love lavender, then this bath melt recipe is just for you! Made with mango butter, grapeseed oil, beeswax, and dried lavender flowers, it is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Also, Natures Garden scented this wonderful bath melt recipe with Kismet Fragrance Oil.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Rose Petals Bath Melts Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Rose Petal Bath Melts Recipe

Next, Natures Garden has a naturally green bath melt recipe. How did we color this bath melt naturally green? Paisley leaf powder, can be used as a natural green colorant in homemade soaps, lotions, and other cosmetic recipes. Also in these bath melts, you will find shea butter, mango butter, cocoa butter, beeswax, and coco mango fragrance oil for an amazing bath time recipe. This recipe will make approximately 12 bath melts that you will fall in love with!

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Sexy Edible Massage Bar30 Ways to Use Beeswax Sexy Edible Massage Bar Recipe

Now, it’s time to change it up a little bit. This intimate massage recipe has a unique use. Flavored with black cherry boom flavoring and dark chocolate wafers, you can use this recipe to make your own massage bars. In addition to beeswax, this recipe uses our all natural lip balm base, making this edible massage bar a simple beginners cosmetic recipe.

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Rejuvenating Foot Balm Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Rejuvenating Foot Balm Recipe

Taking care of your feet is super important. Natures Garden has a wonderful foot balm recipe. This foot care recipe uses a wonderful essential oil blend that your toes are sure to love. The scented oil blend of Peppermint Essential Oil, Tea Tree Essential Oil, and Eucalyptus Globulus 80/82 Essential Oil will leave tired feet feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. This recipe is wonderful for people who have rough and cracked feet. Or, for those just looking to pamper their feet.

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Ghostly Scented Toilet Paper Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Ghostly Scented Toilet Paper Recipe

Now, look how fun this recipe looks! What a fun way to scent your bathroom or any other room. You will need supplies that Natures Garden does not carry. But 5 of the ingredients Natures Garden does carry. In this recipe, we used Tricks or Treats Fragrance Oil to stay with the Halloween theme. Or you can switch it up and use another fragrance oil from Natures Garden.

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Lemon Lavender Bath Melts Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Lemon Lavender Bath Melts Recipe

Ready to take a relaxing bath using this delightful bath melt? With the aroma of Lemon Lavender Fragrance Oil used to scent these bath melts, it sounds relaxing just reading about them, right? The look of these bath melts are very appealing and will make your warm bath wonderful and relaxing!

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Girly Girl Salve Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Girly Girl Salve Recipe

Next, Natures Garden has a unique salve recipe. The menthol crystals that are added to this recipe make it a very smooth and soothing salve. Also, Natures Garden scented this fragrance oil with Waterlily Fresh Mint Fragrance Oil. Which is a wonderful combination with the added menthol crystals.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Natural Deodorant Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Natural Deodorant Recipe

A wonderful recipe to make your own homemade deodorant! Natures Garden scents this recipe using Lavender Flowers Fragrance Oil and Lemongrass Fragrance Oil. Other ingredients in this recipe include beeswax, cocoa butter, coconut oil-76, castor oil, and vitamin E oil. A very easy and simple recipe that you will love!

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Pug Candle Recipe 30 Ways to Use Beeswax Pug Candle Recipe

Now, look how cute this candle is! Scented with Giggles Fragrance Oil, this adorable pug candle is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face! This handcrafted candle uses beeswax to create the pug’s lovable face. Inspired by our mascot, Enji, it has long been a favorite beeswax candle recipe for many of Natures Garden’s customers.

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Honeycomb Candle Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Honeycomb Candle Recipe

Here is another beeswax candle recipe scented with our Honey Fragrance Oil. This candle recipe shows how to create a rolled beeswax candle. However, we take it a step further, surrounding the beeswax portion with gel wax. Learn more about this candle in Natures Garden’s honeycomb candle tutorial.

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Beeswax Candle Recipe 30 Ways to Use Beeswax Beeswax Candle Recipe

Next, Natures Garden has a recipe that is made from our white beeswax pellets. This beeswax recipe will guide in creating homemade rolled beeswax sheets. Then, we will show you how to roll beeswax sheets into candle with this free candle making tutorial.

 

30 Ways to Use Beeswax Strawberry Cheesecake Lip Balm Recipe30 Ways to Use Beeswax Strawberry Cheesecake Lip Balm Recipe

Finally, we have lip balm recipe that will show you how to layer lip balm to add a fun creative flare to your cosmetic products. This lip gloss recipe uses the delicious strawberry cheesecake flavor oil, making it a nice and sweet tasting lip balm.

Jun
16

Top 25 Essential Oils


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Top 25 Essential OilsTop 25 Essential Oils

This list of the Top 25 Essential Oils from Natures Garden reviews some of our favorite essential oils. Not only do we quickly run over each of their beneficial properties, but we have quite a few recipes that incorporate these essential oils wonderfully. Some recipes utilize an oil’s unique properties to enhance the quality of the product. Other recipes use the oil to scent the product to create a natural fragrance that is unique and lovely. Regardless of the reason to add essential oils, you will find that this additive is as wonderful for bath and body products as it is for room scenting.

Top 25 Essential Oils Bergamot Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Bergamot Essential Oil

Bergamot essential oil has been said to have many beneficial properties, such as soothing skin irritation, relieving stress, cleansing the skin, and even more! This oil would be perfect for creating soy candles, soaps, and other DIY projects.

Top 25 Essential Oils Blood Orange Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Blood Orange Essential Oil

The blood orange essential oil is a perfect choice for bath and body creations or even DIY home scenting. These products will be enhanced by the aphrodisiac, uplifting scent as well as the anti-inflammatory and antiseptic qualities.

Top 25 Essential Oils Cassia Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Cassia Essential Oil

Cassia essential oil has a scent that is similar to cinnamon. Plus, this oil has some benefits that would be great for your homemade bath and body products. For example, this oil has been said to possess antiseptic and anti-fungal properties.

Top 25 Essential Oils Cedarwood Virginiana Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Cedarwood Essential Oil

The Cedarwood essential oil has a multitude of amazing benefits that include the skin and hair growth. So, this oil would be a nice addition to any kind of body products.

 

 

 

Top 25 Essential Oils Cedarwood Virginiana Essential Oil Beard BalmSince this oil is good for promoting hair growth, it is perfect for our Beard Balm Recipe! This recipe contains all kinds of ingredients that are great for beard care and this essential oil is one of these ingredients.

Top 25 Essential Oils Cinnamon Leaf Ceylon Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Cinnamon Leaf Ceylon Essential Oil

This cinnamon leaf essential oil is an energizing scent with some calming properties. This oil has been known to have a warm, calming effect on the body that eases aching muscles. So, this would be wonderful in a bath and body product to use after a long, tiring day.

 

Top 25 Essential Oils Citronella Java Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Citronella Java Essential Oil

It is well known that citronella is a mosquito repellent and the essential oil is just as potent. Plus, this oil can be moisturizing when mixed with a carrier oil, to make it safe for skin use.

Top 25 Essential Oils Clove Buds Native Distilled Essential Oil

Clove bud essential oil has a strong, unique scent that is perfect for homemade cosmetic products. Plus, this essential oil has known benefits, like reducing skin issues like warts, wrinkles, or sagging skin or the antiseptic qualities. So, this essential oil would be wonderful for a natural skin care product.

Top 25 Essential Oils Eucalyptus Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Eucalyptus Essential Oil

This strong scented essential oil is perfect for scenting a room or even body products. Breathing this oil has been shown to clear sinuses and relieve asthma. Further, this oil is considered to be an insect repellent. Also, bath and body products can benefit from eucalyptus, as it is thought to be a muscle pain reducer.

 

Top 25 Essential Oils Peppermint Redistilled Essential Oil Foot Balm RecipeThe Rejuvenating Foot Balm Recipe not only has all the benefits of this scent but would be great for reducing muscle pain. If you have been on your feet all day, then this is the foot balm for you!

 

Top 25 Essential Oils Fir Needle Siberian Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Fir Needle Siberian Essential Oil

This essential oil is perfect for cleaning cuts and scrapes as well as the air. First, this essential oil has been known to be great for naturally purifying the air. Plus, this oil is great for the skin, as it is an antiseptic that promotes healing. So, this is perfect to add to recipes from candles to body products.

Top 25 Essential Oils Gurjun Balsam Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Balsam Essential Oil

This Gurjan Balsam essential oil has a wide variety of benefits and uses, but the most interesting for projects are the antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and stress reducing properties. These effects make this essential oil great for creating calming scented candles, as this oil has been said to reduce stress hormones, or cleansing bath and body products, as this oil is said to have germ eliminating abilities.

Top 25 Essential Oils Lavandin Grosso Pure Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Lavandin Grosso Pure Essential Oil

Lavandin Grosso essential oil is a hybrid of spike lavender and true lavender that creates a plant all it’s own. This essential oil has been said to prevent infections in cuts, relieve inflammation, and reduce marks on the skin. So, this oil would be perfect in bath and body creations.

 

 

Top 25 Essential Oils Peppermint Redistilled Essential Oil Soap RecipeThe Snowball Soap Recipe contains both lavandin and peppermint essential oils. This provides both soothing properties of peppermint and the skin loving properties of lavandin. An added bonus to this recipe is that this essential oil combination smells just like our Jack Frost Fragrance Oil. So, this is a perfectly natural way to scent your soap!

Top 25 Essential Oils Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil

Lavender is both well known and well loved. This essential oil has been said to relieve stress, calm anxiety, and promote better sleep.  Plus, this plant based oil is perfect for skin care! Lavender essential oil has been known to restore skin complexion, help heal the skin, and even reduce acne.

 

Top 25 Essential Oils Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil BalmThe Soothing Baby Non Petroleum Jelly Recipe is a perfect way to utilize the healing natural of lavender essential oil.  Plus, this recipe is perfect for sensitive skin as it is natural and skin loving.

 

 

Top 25 Essential Oils Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil Lip BalmSince lavender essential oil has been said to help the skin heal, we thought it would be perfect for lip care. So, we created the White Chocolate Lavender Lip Balm Recipe that has a unique and delicious flavor, as well.

 

 

Top 25 Essential Oils Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil PowderNot only is lavender great for the skin, but it has a wonderful scent. Our Natural Lavender Vanilla Body Powder Recipe takes advantage of this beloved aroma to create a perfectly scented body powder.

 

 

Top 25 Essential Oils Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil Bath Tea

This recipe is a great choice for someone looking for ideas on how to get rid of a sunburn overnight. This oil is perfect for the Sunburn Relief Bath Tea Recipe because it helps promote healing in the skin. Plus, the calming scent is perfect for relaxing in a nice bath.

Top 25 Essential Oils Lemongrass Guatemalan Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Lemongrass Guatemalan Essential Oil

This essential oil is perfect for natural body products! Among this oil’s many benefits are headache reduction, bug repellent, and skin healing properties. So, this would be a very beneficial oil for the skin or for creating a natural bug repellent.

Top 25 Essential Oils Lime Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Lime Essential Oil

This lime essential has a fresh scent that is bright and sweet. Plus, this oil is a natural disinfectant! So, this oil would be perfect in household cleaners or in bath and body products.  Plus, this essential oil would be perfect for cleaning the air in a natural candle creation.

 

 

Top 25 Essential Oils Lime Distilled Essential Oil Foot PowderAnother great way to utilize this essential oil’s beneficial properties is the Stinky Feet Foot Powder Recipe. This bacteria eliminating power combined with the anti-fungal properties of tea tree oil creates the perfect foot powder!

Top 25 Essential Oils Litsea Cubeba Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil

This essential oil has a bright, citrus scent that is similar to a lemon. Plus, this oil has been known to have some wonderful healing properties as it fights infections and kills harmful microbes. So, this is another great cleansing essential oil that would be great for all kinds of natural products.

Top 25 Essential Oils Orange Midseason (5 Fold) Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oil Orange Midseason (5 Fold) Essential Oil

This essential oil is perfect for creating natural household cleaners! Not only does this oil possess a clean, citrus scent, but this essential oil has been said to have antibacterial properties. Plus, this would be a nontoxic way to clean your home!

Top 25 Essential Oils Patchouli Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Patchouli Essential Oil

This essential oil is a strong, relaxing scent that can be great as a natural scent for products. Plus, this oil has properties that can help issues related to inflammation or fungus, as well as assist your body in healing. So, this essential oil would be great for all kinds of homemade recipes.

 

 

Top 25 Essential Oils Patchouli Essential Oil Massage Recipe

This essential oil was included in our Sensual Massage Oil Recipe to add a calming scent with anti-inflammatory properties. This can be used to relieve inflammation related issues, such as rashes or eczema. Also, this recipe uses the lavender essential oil, too! This is perfect to add to the relaxing mood of a massage.

 

Top 25 Essential Oils Patchouli Essential Oil Conditioner Recipe

Furthermore, the Patchouli Infused Hair Conditioner Recipe is perfect for hair products! This oil has been known to be great for hair growth and preventing hair loss! Also, this recipe includes lavender and grosso, which have been know to help with hair loss and prevent dandruff on the scalp. So, this is a great homemade hair care product.

Top 25 Essential Oils Peppermint Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Peppermint Essential Oil

This peppermint essential oil has a cool, relaxing scent that is wonderful for the body. This aroma would be perfect for creating calming room scenting products. Plus, this essential oil has some wonderful benefits that can be beneficial in bath and body recipes.  his oil is great for calming sore muscles, relieving headaches, and much more!

 

Top 25 Essential Oils Peppermint Redistilled Essential Oil Lip Balm RecipeThis Chocolate Peppermint Lip Balm Recipe includes real peppermint oil for its amazing effects. First of all, this oil is perfect for helping heal chapped lips and leaving a cool feeling. Plus, the oil has been known to work as a lip plumper. This could be a great lip balm for ladies looking for fuller lips.

 

Top 25 Essential Oils Peppermint Redistilled Essential Oil Face MaskAlso, this oil is great for the Candy Cane Facial Mask Recipe! First of all, the scent of the peppermint oil is a perfect choice for a candy cane. This pure mint scent smells strong and true! Plus, this oil is a cool and relaxing, which is wonderful for a homemade facial.

 

Top 25 Essential Oils Peppermint Redistilled Essential Oil Winter Balm

Of course, Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe contains the cooling sensation of peppermint oil. Just like in the other peppermint oil lip balm recipe, this recipe is wonderful for masking bad breath and may even lead to more plump lips!

Top 25 Essential Oils Petitgrain Extra Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Petitgrain Extra Essential Oil

This essential oil is considered to be an uplifting scent with antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Thus, this product would be perfect for handmade soaps, natural deodorants, or any sort of bath product to add some extra cleansing ability.

Top 25 Essential Oils Pink Grapefruit Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil

This oil has a bright, energizing scent that would be perfect for naturally scenting your home. Plus, this essential oil contains tons of Vitamin C, which is great for skin. This vitamin helps protect your skin from the effects of aging and help some of the damage caused by the sun’s harmful rays. So, this is a perfect oil for enhancing any bath and body product recipes!

Top 25 Essential Oils Rosemary Tunisian Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Rosemary Tunisian Essential Oil

Rosemary is an amazing additive for skin care products! This oil is great for blood circulation and promoting clear skin. Plus, this essential oil is an anti-inflammatory. Thus, this oil has been known to ease redness, puffiness, and irritation, as well as reduce acne and excess oils. So, Rosemary Tunisian Essential Oil would be a perfect addition for facial cleansers.

 

Top 25 Essential Oils Rosemary Tunisian Essential Oil Recipe

One perfect way to use this essential oil is the Activated Charcoal Mask Recipe. This recipe uses herbs and oils that are perfect for promoting clear, healthy skin. Not only does this recipe contain that properties of rosemary, but there are other ingredients, such as activated charcoal, that are perfect natural cleaners.

Top 25 Essential Oils Star Anise Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Star Anise Essential Oil

Anise can be used to create all kinds of natural bath and body creations. Plus, it has been known to help to treat acne, oily skin, psoriasis, and spotted and damaged skin. Also, it helps to bring a beautiful glow to your skin and keep it smooth and soft. Plus, this essential only has a lovely scent that is similar to black licorice.

Top 25 Essential Oils Sweet Fennel Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Sweet Fennel Essential Oil

Another great essential oil is one made from fennel. This oil has an interesting scent that is perfect for naturally scenting products. The scent is similar to the anise essential oil with the distinct sweet and spicy aroma. Plus, fennel would be great for hair products as it has been known to treat an itchy scalp and reduce any bumps on the scalp.

 

Top 25 Essential Oils Sweet Fennel Essential Oil Mask Recipe

One way that you can use this essential oil is our Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe! This recipe is a natural and herbal creation that is perfect for refreshing and moisturizing your face. Plus, the fennel essential oil in this recipe provides a unique scent that is entirely natural. Furthermore, this recipe contains the added properties of the lavender essential oil!

Top 25 Essential Oils Tangerine Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Tangerine Essential Oil

This tangerine California essential oil is often used in skin care products for its anti-fungal and antiseptic properties. Plus, this oil is wonderful for stress relief. So, Tangerine California Essential Oil would be perfect for creating bath and body products that are cleansing and relaxing!

Top 25 Essential Oils Tea Tree Essential OilTop 25 Essential Oils Tea Tree Essential Oil

This natural essential oil is best known for its medicinal uses, as it has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antifungal, analgesic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antiviral properties. So, tea tree can be used for treating toenail fungus, yeast infections, the flu, chest congestion, persistent body odor, sunburns, herpes, vaginal infections, ear infections, scabies, pulmonary inflammation, and many infections of the mouth and nose.

Top 25 Essential Oils Tea Tree Australian Essential Oil RecipeThe Rejuvenating Foot Balm Recipe is a great way to moisturize your feet and make sure that they are free of nasty foot odor. So, this recipe has two fantastic functions!

 

 

Top 25 Essential Oils Tea Tree Essential Oil

Since tea tree oil is perfect for destroying fungus and bacteria, it makes sense to use this essential oil in soap. The Peppermint Cold Process Foot Soap Recipe is a perfect recipe for removing foot issues, like athlete’s foot for example.

 

 

Top 25 Essential Oils Tea Tree Essential Oil Soap RecipeWhile many people need tea tree oil to solve foot fungus or odor, there are a ton more instances where a regular Tea Tree Soap Recipe would come in handy. For example, this soap can come in handy for treating acne, cuts, ringworm, skin bumps, bug bites and fungal infections.

 

 

Natures Garden sells our essential oils for external applications only.  In the above written post, we discussed how wonderful they are and the many various uses across different industries.  Nothing in this article is to be construed as medical advice.  Please consult your doctor before using any of this information for treatment purposes.  We provide this data for educational purposes only.

Sep
12

My First Attempt at Soapmaking


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Enji Natures GardenHi, I’m Katie from Nature’s Garden. (That’s me and Enji!) We’ve got a great team here, and my role largely involves writing fragrance blogs and rendering videos. I’ve been working here for a little over two months, and I’ve watched Bailey make a LOT of soap (you can, too, if you click that link)! Until I started working here, I had very little knowledge of soapmaking (and I still have a LOT to learn), but you bet your bippy I like crafts of all kinds, and I’ve been itching to get my hands on some soap. This past weekend, a friend asked me to house-sit and I had a rare opportunity: an entire kitchen at my disposal. (I live with my folks, two teenage siblings, and a large puppy [keep reading for pic], so the kitchen can be a little crowded.) On Friday, I frantically purchased soapmaking supplies from our store, and soon after started my first foray into melt-and-pour.

Katie’s Impulsive Orange Soap

Truthfully, I don’t trust myself with anything too potentially hazardous. While I’ve read all about lye safety and its proper handling, I still don’t trust my clumsy self. Melt and pour seemed to be the way to go. We use mango butter in our cold process soap-testing recipe because of its moisturizing properties, so I decided to buy some Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap.

Natures Garden Reed Diffuser KitOn a separate note, I am absolutely obsessed with Blood Orange Essential Oil. Pictured to the right is the reed diffuser that sits in my office, filled with blood orange essential oil (and reed diffuser baseReed diffuser kits come plain- I just painted mine to match the workplace). It smells insanely amazing and its considered aromatherapy benefits are as a stimulant and an anti-depressant (an aphrodisiac, too, but that’s not important at work). IMPORTANT NOTE ON USING CITRUS ESSENTIAL OILS IN BATH AND BODY PRODUCTS: Citrus fruits contain compounds designed to help them absorb sunlight to ripen. Citrus essential oils are likely to increase the photosensitivity- or sensitivity to sunlight- of your skin. I’m already as white as ghost, so I need to be especially careful not to use this soap on body parts that will see a lot of sun. I already get sunburnt pretty easily, and overuse of citrus essential oil on sun-exposed skin can lead to a type of super-sunburn. No thank you.

My idea quickly became centered around making an energizing soap with mango butter melt and pour and blood orange essential oil- but what else? I looked up natural soap colorantsOrange Peel Powder, rich with vitamins and a citrus aroma, seemed like an obvious addition, and for extra orange color, I included skin-nourishing Carrot Powder and cleansing Red Moroccan Clay Powder. Let me remind you again that I pretty much have no idea what I’m doing. –Since I was a kid, I’ve loved making my own recipes. Even if they were terrible. I once put cinnamon squares cereal in a bowl with ripped up bread and orange soda pop. I have no idea why. I can’t imagine anyone ate it. (I’m not sure how those fragrances would smell together, either.)– But no one’s going to eat this soap, so I figured I couldn’t go too terribly wrong, right?

To recap, here’s my recipe (and a picture of me and my dog for fun):

Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap – 1lb
Blood Orange Essential Oil – ~32 drops
Orange Peel Powder – 2 tbsp
Carrot Powder – 1 tbsp
Red Moroccan Clay Powder – 1 tbsp

Other Supplies:

Knife
Cutting board
Scale
Stove
Small sauce pan
Glass 2-cup Measuring Container with spout
Water
Tbsp measuring spoon
Small bowl
Whisk
Stainless steel spoon
Disposable pipettes
Bite-sized daisies mold

Making it:

First, gotta cut up those lil melt and pour squares. I cut my soap along the lines laid out and then I cut those pieces into halves or even quarters for faster melting. You can use a microwave, but I wanted more time to add my herbs and oil so I used the double boiler method to melt my mango butter base (or something very similar- I just googled “double boiler method” and that’s not exactly what I did. Oops.) In the little bowl I mixed 1 tbsp of each of my powders with the whisk, being sure to break up carrot powder clumps. Once my soap base was good and melt-y, I stirred in my powders and began mixing with a whisk. Shortly thereafter I used a pipette to add my blood orange essential oil. I didn’t measure this one out exactly, but a friend suggested I use no more than a few drops of essential oil per ounce of base, so initially I went with about 1 drop/oz. It didn’t smell orange-y enough to me,Impulsive-Orange-Two so I added an extra tbsp of orange peel powder and upped my essential oil to 2 drops/oz base. Once I got my batter thoroughly mixed, I poured it into that *cute little flower mold,* very messily, I might add, and very carefully laid the filled molds on paper towels on a flat shelf in the fridge. I waited a while for them to set up, at least a half hour, and then popped them out and put them in a zip-seal bag. THEY SMELL GREAT. I cannot get over how much I love this soap. I have never smelled anything like it before- it’s orange-y and herbal-y and the soap turned out to be a tan-orange color- and I LOVE IT.

But melt and pour comes in two pound slabs.. so what did I do with the other pound?

Bacon-SoapBACON SOAP

This one was more simple and scientific. One pound = 16 oz.  and (16 x 0.05 = 0.8). I measured out 0.8 oz Bacon Fragrance Oil and.. I’m not sure sure how much Red Moroccan Clay Powder I used.. maybe 3 or 4 tbsp? But I used the same melt and pour method described above and ended up with a pound of bacon soap! Woohoo! Be sure to keep this soap away from your puppy- he might mistake them for treats- they are bite-sized and they smell like bacon. Though honestly, my goofy dog will try to eat anything.

I can’t wait to create another soap recipe with herbs and essential oils!

Aug
07

Stinky Feet Powder Recipe


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stinky feet powderStinky Feet Powder Recipe

Athletes and people who have strenuous jobs may develop “stinky feet” from time to time.  So, we at Natures Garden set out to create a foot powder especially for people who suffer from “stinky feet”.   Our Stinky Feet Foot Powder is naturally formulated to neutralize these strong odors; leaving your feet dry and refreshed.

Ingredients:

121 grams Kaolin White Clay Powder

202 grams Baking Soda

10 grams Lavender Flowers Powder

10 grams Calendula Flowers Powder

15 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil

10 drops Lime Distilled Essential Oil

8 oz powder bottles (2)

 

Directions:

1. Weigh out and mix 121 grams of Kaolin White Clay Powder, 202 grams of Baking Soda, 10 grams of Lavender Flowers Powder, and 10 grams Calendula Flowers Powder.

2. Incorporate in 15 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil and 10 drops Lime Distilled Essential Oil; making sure you mix the oils in with your hands to break up any unnecessary lumps.

3. Dispense the mixture into the two 8 oz powder bottle and press the lids on top until you hear them pop shut.

 

We hope that you enjoy our “stinky feet” foot powder recipe! This recipe will leave your feet smelling great, while making them dry and refreshed.

Jan
17

Herbs as Gifts


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herbsHerbs and their meanings

Herbs have many uses.  They can be used for cooking, medicinal purposes, or for aromatic serenity.

For this blog post, we will be focusing on the symbolic meaning of herbs when they are used in the gift giving manner.  Herbs have had symbolic meanings behind them for centuries.  These meanings have been assigned to them through various religious and cultural reasoning.

In order to package these herbs as gifts in a usable manner, Natures Garden suggests making a bath tea for your herbal gift giving.  A bath tea is a tea bag that is stuffed full with various herbs.  These tea bags are then used by placing them into a tub filled with hot water and allowed to steep.  The steeping of the herbs allows the passing of wonderful aromas as well as the medicinal capabilities of the herbs.

When selecting the herbs for gift giving, it is important to know the meaning behind each one.  The herbs listed below offer a generally accepted symbolic meaning.  However, please note: This post is just for fun, there may be varying differences in the meanings due to differences in religion and culture.

If considering making symbolic bath teas for loved ones, it is a good idea to also include small card explaining this symbolism.  This will add a delightful sentimental aspect to your well thought out gift.

Below is a list of some of the more commonly used herbs for bath teas and their symbolic meaning.  This list is by no means a complete herb list.

what can you use lemon peel c/s for Herbs for Cleansing:
Acacia, Lavender, Lemon, Lemon Verbana, Peppermint, Turmeric

Herbs for Courage:
Fennel, Mullein, St. John’s Wort, Thyme

what can you use passion flower for Herbs for Friendship:
Lemon, Passion flower

Herbs for Happiness:
Calendula, Catnip, Dandelion, Lavender, Parsley, St. John’s Wort

what can you use nettle for Herbs for Healing:
Aloe, Barley, Basil, Eucalyptus, Juniper, Mullein, Nettle, Olive, Peppermint, Spearmint

Herbs for Love:
Barley, Basil, Beet Powder, Catnip, Clove, Hibiscus, Jasmine, Juniper, Lemon, Mullein, Orange, Papaya, Peppermint, Red Clover, Rose, Rosemary, Spearmint, St. John’s Wort, Yarrow

what can you use lavender for Herbs for Peace:
Lavender, Olive, Passion Flower

Herbs for Safety:
Aloe, Barley, Basil, Blueberry, Clove, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Juniper, Mullein, Nettle, Olive, Papaya, Red Clover, St. John’s Wort

what can you use chamomile for Herbs for Sleep:
Chamomile, Passion flower, Peppermint

Herbs for Wealth:
Alfalfa, Chamomile, Clove, Comfrey, Jasmine, Orange, Patchouli, Pomegranate, Red Clover

what can you use sage for Herbs for Wisdom:
Chamomile, Mint, Sage

Now, when making tea bags for gift giving; you may add extra scent to your herbs.  This can be done with the addition of fragrance oils or essential oils.  Just keep in mind of the final blend of aromas (the herbs with the scent oil because many herbs are aromatic in nature).

Place the herbs that you would like to use in a mixing bowl.  Then, using a pipette, add a few drops of the scenting oil (whether it is essential oil or fragrance oil).  Please note:  For best absorption, you will need to have herbs that can soak up the oil.  Then, stir using a mixing spoon.  Finally, spoon the herbs into a tea bag, and tie shut.  Optional:  Then add your card explaining the symbolic meaning of the herbs and a cute ribbon.

Jan
17

Hippie Hair Conditioner


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happy hippie hair conditionerThe hippies may have stumbled upon something with their love of patchouli.  This natural herb does wonders for your body.  Not only is it amazing for your skin, promoting a lustrous glow, but it also has many antiseptic properties.  Besides the skin benefits, patchouli can also help in the hair department.  Patchouli can actually be used in the fighting of dandruff.

In order to best harness the anti-dandruff powers of patchouli, we decided that a patchouli oil infusion was in order.  This would then allow all of the medicinal anti fungal benefits of patchouli to be transferred through infusion into an oil.  Now, this oil, as opposed to the herb, was something that we could easily work with for a hair conditioner recipe.  Sometimes, as awesome as an herb is, the form that it is widely available in does not always suite it in the means of bath and body products.  For these types of situations; where an herb is needed, but not physcially desired in its form, the solution is an herbal oil infusion.

There are various ways to make an herbal infusion.  To see these different ways, please click here.

Please Note:  For this Hippie Hair Conditioner Recipe, you will need to make your patchouli oil infusion 4 weeks prior to making the hair conditioner.  Allowing the patchouli to steep for 4 weeks will permit the strongest oil infusion possible.  With oil infusions, the longer the herb is allowed to steep, the stronger the oil infusion will become.

To view all of the steps to make your very own homemade patchouli oil infusion, please click here.

Now, once you have your patchouli infused oil, you are now ready to make your very own Hippie Hair Conditioner.

Here are the ingredients you will need:
20 grams of your Patchouli Infused Oil
25 grams of  VEGETABLE GLYCERIN
25 grams of BTMS 25 Emulsifier
5 grams of OPTIPHEN – Preservative
5 grams of VITAMIN E OIL (Tocopherol T-50) Natural

For this recipe, temperature will be very important.  This is especially true for the step that includes adding the optiphen.  To best monitor this, we suggest using a THERMOMETER.

For an amazing natural scent, we will be using both Patchouli Essential Oil, and Lavandin Grosso Pure Essential Oil.  You will need 5 grams of Patchouli Essential Oil and 10 grams of Lavandin Grosso Pure Essential Oil for this recipe.

For packaging once the hippie hair conditioner is made, we suggest:  8 oz. Clear Boston Round Bottles with Black Lotion Pumps 24/410 for easy use of your product.  This recipe will make a total of (2) 8oz. bottles of hippie hair conditioner.

Other equipment that you will need for this recipe:
425 grams of Distilled Water
Scale- to weigh out your ingredients
Stove- for heating purposes
(2) Small Pots
Large Pot- for double boiler method
Large Mixing Bowl
Stick Blender- highly recommended for best emulsion.
Spatula

And now, the steps:

As when making any formulation for bath and body products, it is very important to have a clean and sanitized work area.  You also want to have all of your equipment out and ready for when you need it.

The first step in making this recipe is the water phase.  Get your distilled water and weigh it out.  Once you have the correct amount, transfer the water into one of your small pots.  Place the pot onto one of your stove top burners and begin to heat.  You want your water to reach 180 degrees Fahrenheit.  Use your thermometer to monitor this.  Once you reach this temperature, you will want to continue to heat your water for an additional 20 minutes.  This ensures that your distilled water is bacteria free.  When the 20 minutes has expired, turn off the burner, and carefully remove the pot from the heat source.  Set aside.

The next step is what is considered the oil phase.  For this phase, we will be using the double boiler method to heat our ingredients.  Now, get your large pot and place at least 3-4 inches of tap water into it.  Set this pot onto one of your stove top burners.  Turn the heat temperature on a lower setting.  While the tap water is heating up, it is time to weigh out your ingredients.  In the other small pot, weigh out the BTMS, vegetable glycerin, vitamin E oil, and finally the patchouli oil infusion.  Once all of these ingredients are in the small pot, carefully place the small pot into the larger one.  Once all of the ingredients are in a liquid state, once again get your thermometer.  You want the temperature of the ingredients to reach 140 degrees Fahrenheit.  Once you have reached this degree, check the distilled water temperature.  You want your distilled water temperature to be around 140 degrees as well.  The two temperatures must be close to one another for the next step to occur.

The next step in this recipe is the Mixing Phase.  Once the degrees of both the ingredients and the water are close to one another, it is safe to mix.  Please note:  You will want to move quickly for this phase.  In your large mixing bowl, place both the ingredients and the water together.  Get your stick blender and start to mix it.  You will want to periodically use your spatula to clean the sides of the bowl.  Continue to stick blend until you notice your mixture is starting to turn white.  This means that the conditioner is starting to emulsify.  It is now time to check the temperature again.

For the final step or cool down phase you are looking for the magical degree of 120F.  This is the safest temperature to add the optiphen.  Once you hit this degree, weigh out and add your optiphen preservative.  Next, add your essential oils.  Mix well with your stick blender, and do not forget to scrap the sides of your bowl with the spatula.  Once the conditioner has been thoroughly blended, allow it to cool at room temperature.

Once the hhippy hair conditionerair conditioner has cooled, it is safe to bottle and lid.

Your Hippie Hair Conditioner is now ready to use.  Enjoy!

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Oct
28

Fragrance Oil Terminology


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chalkboard pic1The fragrance industry has a language of its own that is used to describe, quantify and qualify the processes, ingredients and sensations with regard to aroma.  These commonly used terms help perfumers, evaluators and clients exchange ideas.


ABSOLUTE
– A concentrated fragrance material derived from natural plant product, processed by means of enfleurage, alcohol extraction or steam distillation.

ACCORD– “Fantasy Accords” are based on natural aromas that cannot be extracted in true olfactive form.  The cumulative result of balancing ingredients to achieve an “original” effect is the “creation” aspect of perfumery .

ANOSMIA– Insensitive to odors. Specific anosmia is insensivity to a particular substance, such as musk.

AROMATIC- A fragrance with a strong aroma of herbs, spices or camphor.

BALANCE– Balance is the result of the perfect adjustment of odor strength of combined ingredients.

BITTER– An odor which causes a bitter taste on the taste buds when smelled.

BLEND– A mixture of natural and / or synthetic aromatic ingredients.

BLOOM– Good top note diffusion with middle notes becoming full and rich.

BODY– The heart and main part of the fragrance. The characteristic note when the most volatile top note components have lost their dominance and all of the middle components of the fragrance come into play.

BOUQUET– A harmonious blend of several single floral notes in a fragrance compound.

BOTTOM NOTE– Also called the base note or dry down of the fragrance. This note contains the fixatives of  the fragrance and imparts long lasting qualities.

CHEMICAL– Synthetic smelling, lacking the richness of naturals.

CLOYING– A term used to describe excessive sweetness in a fragrance.

COMPOUND– A mixture of aromatic ingredients that form a fragrance composition.

DIFFUSION– Also described as “throw” or “lift”, this term expresses the fragrance’s ability to radiate from  the bottle or from a finished product.

DISTILLATION– The process of purifying a volatile material by applying heat to turn it into vapor, then recovering the material to pure liquid by condensation which yields essential oil.

DRYDOWN / DRYOUT– Another term for bottom note.

EARTHY– The aroma of freshly turned soil.

ENFLEURAGE– The traditional method of separating the absolute aromatic material from the flowers by placing petals between layers of fat to which they impart their odor. The layering is repeated with fresh petals until the fat is rich in the flowers’ essential oils. The odor is then extracted from the fat with alcohol, after which the alcohol is distilled off, leaving the aromatic absolute.

ESSENTIAL OIL– An oil obtained from a variety of natural sources such as flowers, leaves, seeds, roots, bark or buds.

FIXATIVE– A material incorporated into a fragrance compound to retard volatilization of the fragrance or stabilize the fidelity of the fragrance character.

FLAT– A fragrance that is lacking distinction.

FRAGRANCE– A composition of various synthetic and natural aromatic materials that create a definite odor effect.