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Mar
04

Face Mask for Scars Recipe


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Face Mask for Scars RecipeFace Mask for Scars Recipe

Have you been struggling with old acne scars? There are some methods out there that help with old scars that have been left on the skin. Something that may be able to help is our face mask for scars recipe. This is a brand new facial mask that we at Natures Garden just recently created. Acne scars can be such a pain to recover from and get rid of. We care about all types of skin and all of the different skin conditions. So, we believe that there should be products out there to help with these types of skin issues. We hope that this face mask for scars recipe can be of some help to customers just like you!

Ingredients Found at Natures Garden:

Bentonite Clay Powder
Marshmallow Root Powder
Slippery Elm Bark Powder
Olive Leaf Powder
Aloe Vera Leaf Powder
VITAMIN E OIL (Tocopherol T-50) Natural
Geranium Essential Oil
VEGETABLE GLYCERIN
Disposable Pipettes
1 oz. Clear PET Bullet Bottle
White Ribbed Lids 20/410
4 oz. Clear PET Jars
White Straight Lid Smooth 58/400

Other Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need:

Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Scale

Total Recipe Amounts:

48 grams Marshmallow Root Powder
48 grams Slippery Elm Bark Powder
448 grams Bentonite Clay Powder

48 grams Olive Leaf Powder
48 grams Aloe Vera Leaf Powder
64 drops Geranium Essential Oil
48 drops Vitamin E Oil
84 grams Vegetable Glycerin

Clean and sanitize your work area and all of your packaging materials. We suggest that you wear gloves, protective clothing, and a hair net while preparing this recipe. 

Background on the Powders for the RecipeBackground on the Powders for the Recipe

We think that is important to know the reasons behind the powders we chose to use for this specific recipe. All herbal powders, herbs, flowers, etc. possess different qualities and properties. Some are better than others depending on the recipe you are making and what you want to use it for. For example, if you are trying to find products that will help reduce the size of your pores and will moisten your skin, then red Moroccan clay is going to be a great choice to incorporate into your recipe(s). We chose these ingredients carefully and according to specific skin issues. As you know, this one is for scarring.

Bentonite Clay PowderBentonite Clay Powder:

This clay powder originally comes in light grey and beige tones. When water is added to it, however, it turns into an olive colored green shade. Bentonite clay contributes some smoothness to cosmetic formulas when they are applied to the face and skin. It also helps clear impurities in the skin when added into products like this face mask. There are many other bath and body recipes that it performs fabulously in, such as shaving soap, cold process soap, lotions, and bath bombs. Some of the products we have created using it are the freshly ground coffee bath bombs and the Easter egg bath fizzies.

Marshmallow Root PowderMarshmallow Root Powder:

This type of powder is most commonly used for helping wounds to heal, reducing swelling, and for its ability to soothe and soften the skin. It is a good powder to add to products made for people with dry skin. Its ability to moisturize the surfaces will be helpful in recipes like lotion. Marshmallow root powder is also commonly added to bath tea, facial and body scrubs, creams, ointments, as well as bath bombs, hair products, and even toothpaste.

Slippery Elm Bark PowderSlippery Elm Bark Powder:

The next powder, slippery elm bark, is one of the ingredients from Essiac Tea. This is a blend of multiple herbs, including Indian rhubarb, burdock root, and some others that boost the immune system. It also helps to reduce redness and helps to soothe the skin. Slippery elm can also be used for medical benefits as well, such as an upset stomach, a sore throat, and for treating burns, scrapes, etc. This is added to hair products, soap, bath bombs, scrubs, and of course, facial masks like this one.

Olive Leaf PowderOlive Leaf Powder:

Our olive leaf powder originates from Albania and it has many beneficial properties to it. There are plenty of vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals in it. This powder can also help wounds to heal. These facts make it a great addition to many naturally homemade cosmetics. Some of them are bath teas, creams, lotions, facial toners, and massage oils. Olive powder can be added to facial masks to improve cell regeneration and to moisturize the skin. Another benefit of this powder is that it can be used as a natural green colorant to your cosmetic products. Adding more or less can alter the color and give you what you the one you are looking for. To see this powder in a different recipe, check out our floating Noah’s Ark soap recipe!

Aloe Vera Leaf PowderAloe Vera Leaf Powder:

Finally, we have our aloe vera leaf powder, which originates in Mexico. This is well known for its properties and abilities to heal skin. Since it has salicylates in it, this powder can really relieve pain. The aloe vera plant also contains healing powers with the gel inside. This is used for skin that is inflamed, irritated, or sunburned. This contains vitamin C, some minerals, and many antioxidants as well. Many recipes can be made with this powder, including bath bombs, cold process soap, bath salts, and shampoo. Some of the ones we have made are a pampered foot scrub and a sunburn relief bath tea recipe.

Add in the Bentonite Clay PowderAdd in the Bentonite Clay Powder

Now that all of you are more aware of the purposes behind choosing each of these herbal powders for this recipe, we can dive right into it. To begin, you will need to get a medium mixing bowl and a scale for weighing the powders out. We will start the recipe by measuring out 448 grams of the bentonite clay powder in the mixing bowl. 

Mix in the Other PowdersMix in the Other Powders

Next, get the rest of the dry powder ingredients ready to incorporate. We will weigh each of them out separately, however, the particular order does not matter since they will all be mixed together anyway. We started out with the marshmallow root powder, then added in the slippery elm bark powder, the olive leaf powder, and lastly, the aloe vera leaf powder.

Break Up the ClumpsBreak Up the Clumps

Once they are all in the mixing bowl, use your hands, with gloves on, to fully mix the ingredients and to break up any clumps in the mixture. You could also take a spoon to stir the powders, but we find it easier to use our hands in order to get all of the clumps out.

Integrate the Vitamin E Oil into the MixtureIntegrate the Vitamin E Oil into the Mixture

Now, take a disposable pipette and dip it into your bottle of vitamin e oil. Add 48 drops of this to the mixing bowl with the powder mixture. The vitamin e oil that we sell at Natures Garden is in its purest form, coming only from plant sources. Several cosmetic recipes have vitamin e oil listed as an ingredient. This is because it helps prevent the oils in the recipes from oxidizing, which would result in a rancid smell and change of color to brown. This is an antioxidant and is strictly to be used to prevent discoloration and products from becoming rancid. It is not meant to be used as a preservative, since that is not what this product is. Vitamin e oil will not kill bacteria in your projects unlike a true preservative would. 

Incorporate the Geranium Essential OilIncorporate the Geranium Essential Oil

Then, for the next step, use a different disposable pipette. Dip it into the geranium essential oil and add 64 drops of it to the same bowl. Geranium essential oil comes from the leaves and flowers of the plant pelargonium graveolens. It could also possibly provide several health benefits for conditions such as acne or irritations and infections of the skin. Since it is often used as aromatherapy, it has been said to help relieve anxiety, stress, and even depression. Other types of cosmetic recipes that it is commonly used in are room sprays, massage oils, and added to baths for relaxation.

Mix the Ingredients Together

At this point, everything should be in the bowl, including the bentonite clay, marshmallow root, slippery elm bark, olive leaf, aloe vera leaf, vitamin e oil, and the geranium essential oil. For this last step, take either a spatula or a spoon and mix all of these ingredients together from the mixture.

Fill Each of the Jars UpFill Each of the Jars Up

Once you have stirred everything together thoroughly, your powdered portion will be finished! Grab your four ounce clear jars to put your new face masks into! Take a spoon and scoop the powder into all seven of the jars until they are filled up and place a lid solidly on each one of them.

Make Up the Bottles of Vegetable GlycerinMake Up the Bottles of Vegetable Glycerin

Next, get all of your 1 oz. clear bullet bottles prepared and ready. You will also need your scale again for this step. Once you have them, fill all seven of them with 12 grams of the vegetable glycerin. After doing that, place a white ribbed lid tightly on each of the bottles.

Using the Facial Mask

Now, you might be wondering how you are going to actually apply this face mask. When you are ready, you will need to get a small mixing bowl out. You can start by scooping out a tablespoon of the powder mixture, two tablespoons of water, and about 1/2 teaspoon of the vegetable glycerin. Mix all of this together. 

Note: We did not add water to our facial mask, which means adding a preservative is not necessary. By packing the powder portion separately from the vegetable glycerin, it allows you to create a quicker product for your customers. Each one of the seven jars will make up approximately 8 facial masks.

We hope that you enjoyed learning about and creating our new face mask for scars recipe!

Ways to Keep Your Skin Young and Fresh

This blog for professional beauty tips gives helpful information for keeping skin looking young and beautiful. We thought that this goes along with these facial mask recipes for making and keeping skin looking great. They mention that skin discoloration and acne break outs can usually be avoided by tips like taking makeup off. Leaving makeup on while sleeping can lead to clogged pores, which is never a good thing for your skin. Protecting your skin is another big tip they offer. Wearing sunscreen can help to avoid wrinkles from developing as well as unhealthy skin conditions. Another big thing for keeping healthy looking skin is related to diet. Getting necessary nutrients is essential to having clear and glowing skin all over your body. If you would like to learn some of these tips and implement them into your daily skin care routines, check out the link above!

Important Disclaimers

Natures Garden sells these herbs for external use only. We do not sell them as food items. (We provide this information for purely educational purposes. It is not intended to be used to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration). All herbs should be kept out of the reach of pets and children. When pregnant or lactating, special care should be taken when handling herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our herbs. It is the responsibility of the customer to do their own testing.

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. It is your responsibility to abide by all FDA regulations if you plan to resell any of the recipes that we provide. 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.

Dec
19

Herbal Make-Up Recipes


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Herbal Make-Up RecipesHerbal Make-Up Recipes

If you love make-up, this blog is for you! Today we will be introducing to you our eye shadows that Melissa, our team member, has recently created. These homemade eye shadows are made from natural cosmetic clay, powders, and mica pigment. The ingredients that make up the powders used to create these shadows are full of nutrients and contribute many things to our body and health, which makes them even better to use in the cosmetics industry. There are eight different eye shadows we have created that all use a variation of the powders available at Natures Garden. On our website, you can check out each of the ingredients we used to make these, which will all be linked in this blog. You can also check out these herbal make-up recipes in full detail on our site!

Arrowroot Powder

Before we begin teaching about and creating these eye shadows, I wanted to talk about some of the ingredients that are present in every one of these make-up eye shadow recipes. There are a couple of items that are in each of these eye shadows, but this one is very important. That ingredient is arrowroot powder. It derives from St. Vincent and is extracted from tropical tubers. For example, the woody shrub cassava or the arrowroot plant. This powder is can be used both in cooking and in the cosmetic industry. There is no flavor to it and it serves as a thickener in soup, for instance. Arrowroot is white with a silky texture and is used in most deodorants, body powders, some make-up foundations, and eye shadows.

Diamond Dust Mica Pigment and 24K Gold Mica Pigment

Another important element to these eye shadows that is present in all of them are these two mica pigments. One of them is the diamond dust mica pigment and the other is the 24K gold mica pigment. They each add shimmer to whatever product you add it to. We use these in bath and body products as well as these eye shadows. These pigments are safe to use in items made for the lips, eyes, face, and nails. It can even be added to gel wax or glycerin soap to give them a pearly appearance. The diamond dust gives a silver color, while the 24K gold is, unsurprisingly, a gold shimmer.

The Eye Shadow Recipes

Activated Charcoal Eye Shadow
Bee Pollen Eye Shadow
Beet Root Eye Shadow
Black Walnut Eye Shadow
Cocoa Powder Eye Shadow
Hibiscus Eye Shadow
Rose Clay Eye Shadow
Spirulina Eye Shadow

Activated Charcoal EyeshadowActivated Charcoal Eye Shadow Recipe

First, we used activated charcoal powder to create this eyeshadow The other ingredients that are used to create these darker shadows are arrowroot powder, the diamond dust mica pigment, and the 24K gold mica pigment. Activated charcoal powder is the key to creating darkly pigmented products such as cosmetics, soap, face masks, and scrubs. It is a fine black powder that typically comes from hardwoods, coconut shells, or bamboo. By processing and heating the materials from these plants at high temperatures, it will turn into char.

The activated charcoal powder provides consumers with a natural way to color soap and other creations black without turning them into an unwanted gray color. A little of this powder goes a long way, which is why we only used either 1/8 teaspoon or 1/2 teaspoon to make the eye shadows you see here. This recipe will give you six 10 milliliter jars of eye shadows, which are all in different shades and luster.

Bee Pollen EyeshadowBee Pollen Powder Eye Shadow Recipe

In this recipe, you will use arrowroot and bee pollen powders. The bee pollen powder that we sell is rich in many vitamins. In fact, it contains elements that are good for you such as vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, and vitamin E. It also contains 22 amino acids, 27 mineral salts, carbohydrates, hormones, and over 5000 enzymes. Other benefits include treating acne and being an anti-inflammatory agent and antibiotic, making it useful when it comes to cosmetics.

Vitamin A is useful for maintaining a healthy immune system, aiding in good vision, and promoting development and growth. Vitamin C also helps the immune system, can help heal wounds, maintain bones and teeth, and repair body tissue. The brain, nervous system, cardiovascular system, bones, and teeth are supported and maintained by vitamin D. Lastly, vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps protect your eyesight and helps fight off infection, making it vital to the immune system. Another way that bee pollen powder can be used is in our Royal Honey Bee Cold Process Soap recipe.

Now that you have learned all of the amazing properties that bee pollen contains, you will be even more excited to create these eye shadows that use it! This recipe provides you with three 10 milliliter jars and with three separate shades.

Beet Root EyeshadowBeet Root Eye Shadow Recipe

This recipe uses the key ingredient in the title of its name: beet root powder. It is a beautiful shade of maroon that comes from the root vegetable, beets. Beets derive from the Mediterranean region and were first cultivated in Italy. It has many enriching nutrients and benefits to the human body. There is vitamin B5, vitamin C, glycine, beta carotene, magnesium, selenium, potassium, phosphorous, zinc, tryptophan, and tyrosine. Beet root powder helps the liver to metabolize fats, reduces blood pressure, and reduces low density lipoproteins in the blood.

Although it does have the strong scent of beets, by applying fragrance oil or essential oil to other items you make, that can be corrected. Some of our other recipes that use beet root powder are Natural Beet Root Lip Gloss recipe, Berry Bewitching Bath Brew recipe, and our Candy Cane Facial Mask recipe. The powder is extremely versatile in bath and body products both for its properties and for the color it gives these creations. All of this makes this such a great product to work with!

Black Walnut EyeshadowBlack Walnut Eye Shadow Recipe

Now this eye shadow recipe utilizes arrowroot powder and black walnut hulls powder. This powder is used in a variety of industries. From cooking, hair products, cosmetics, medicine, as well as bath and body, this is great for all of it. Massage oils, bath bombs, make up, and face masks are among the common formulas that integrate this powder. Some benefits that it has are treating eczema, acne, psoriasis, and inflamed tissue.

The powder gives the eye shadows their rich color for more dark and smoky make up looks. The recipe will give you three 10 milliliter jars of these eye shadows in a dark brown, a bronzed tan, and a gray tone. A really cool and different type of recipe than most of the ones that we have shared is the Hair Conditioner for Dark Hair on our website. It also uses this black walnut hulls powder, which helps intensify your natural dark brown or black hair.

Cocoa EyeshadowCocoa Powder Eye Shadow Recipe

The main ingredient in this set of eye shadows is our organic cocoa powder, which originates from the Netherlands. It is made from cacao beans, which contain vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, vitamin B5, vitamin C, and vitamin E. Vitamin B1 is involved with preventing complications with the brain, heart, stomach, intestines, muscles, and nervous system. Fats, carbohydrates, and proteins are broken down by vitamin B2. Every part of the body needs vitamin B3 to function properly. It can lower cholesterol, help with brain function, and ease arthritis pain. Another important nutrient, vitamin B5, creates red blood cells, synthesizes cholesterol, and maintains a healthy digestive tract. If you are curious, check back to the Bee Pollen eye shadow to refresh your memory on the benefits that vitamins A, C and E offer. Cacao also contains caffeine, which is beneficial to the skin as well.

This recipe produces eye shadows in three shades, including a mustard yellow, a cocoa brown, and a shimmery light gold color. The cocoa powder gives a natural brown color to your products without having to use colorants or dyes. This makes many great recipes because of the natural color and the nutrients it provides for the skin. Some other ones that use this organic cocoa powder are the Shimmering Bronzing Lotion recipe and Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap recipe from Natures Garden.

Hibiscus EyeshadowHibiscus Eye Shadow Recipe

Now we are getting more into the pink and rosy shades, which are my favorite! These eye shadows are made by combining Hibiscus Flower Powder with arrowroot powder, diamond dust mica pigment, and 24K gold mica pigment. There are three shades: a deep mauve, a light rosy silver, and a medallion yellow color. You can create countless eye make up looks with these neutral shades. Natures Garden also makes other recipes that contain this are the Firming Facial Mask and the Foaming Hibiscus Scrub.

In addition to the eye shadow recipe, hibiscus flower powder gives natural color to cosmetics. The natural red pigmentation is brought out by infusing the flowers in oil. Other skin care and hair care products use them as well. When added to shampoos and conditioners, the flowers prevent dandruff, thicken hair, and reduce the loss of hair. They are a natural cleanser, which makes them ideal for the skin. In skin care, the hibiscus flowers cleanse, soothe, and soften the skin and body. They are high in amino acids and antioxidants, which helps to prevent acne and has been shown to smooth out wrinkles.

Rose Clay EyeshadowRose Clay Eye Shadow Recipe

Additionally, these Rose Clay eye shadows are beautiful! They are my favorite shades out of all of the ones that were created. The recipe makes three 10 milliliter jars. There is a rose gold shade, a light bronze shade, and a rose tinted caramel shade. They are useful for everyday natural make up looks. Both of the mica pigments bring out a strong shimmer in the rose gold color, which is really pretty. This recipe uses our Rose Clay Powder, which is a shade of pink that is on the lighter side. Our products gain natural colorant from the rose clay.

This is another powder that is super versatile. Some other things it can be used for are mud baths, facial masks, melt and pour soap recipes, cold or hot process soap, bath bombs, and sugar and salt scrubs. It is a natural clay that has kaolinite in it, which is the most abundant clay mineral, and is used in ceramics and pottery. Rose clay can reduce inflammation and skin irritation, draw out toxins within the skin, and gently exfoliate. Sometimes it can be difficult to find products that are good for sensitive skin, but rose clay is one of them. Also, we have used this to make our Sandalwood Bath Bomb recipe and the Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap recipe.

Spirulina Eye ShadowSpirulina Powder Eye Shadow Recipe

Finally, for our last recipe in this blog, we will be talking about our Spirulina eye shadow. It contains Spirulina Powder, which is abundant in vitamin B12, vitamin F, natural beta carotene, and iron. Vitamin B12 prevents tiredness, making DNA, and keeping the nerve and blood cells in the body healthy. Vitamin F retains moisture in the skin, and beta carotene creates healthy skin and boosts the immune system. Finally, iron provides energy and helps us to focus. Additionally, the Seaside Spa Scrub recipe and Castile Hot Process Soap recipe are also made using spirulina powder. However, the eye shadow shades you will get out of this recipe are olive green/brown, darker teal, and a shiny light silver-teal color.

These eye shadow recipes are made with natural powders that contain an abundance of vitamins, nutrients, and minerals that are amazing for the skin, hair and nails. There are many benefits to the ingredients in these eye shadows that add a bonus to getting a cute make up look out of them.

Thank you for joining and following us along on this blog! We hope that you enjoy all of the different eye shadows you can make with these homemade recipes from Natures Garden!

 

Finally, Nature’s Garden sells the herbs mentioned in this article for external use only. We do not sell them as food items. The information above talks about how great these herbs are for many industries, however we only sell it for external use. We provide this data for educational purposes only. Nothing in this article is to be construed as medical advice. Please consult your doctor before using this product or any of this information for treatment purposes.

Jun
20

How Much Fragrance Do I Add?


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How Much Fragrance Do I Add?How Much Fragrance Do I Add?

If you have ever asked yourself and been unsure how to answer the question “How much fragrance do I add to this cosmetic or candle making recipe?”, then this is the perfect craft blog for you! We at Natures Garden would like to help you learn about essential oil and fragrance oil usage rates. So, you can know exactly how to scent your own homemade candles and cosmetic recipes. Not only will we provide a bit more insight on both our recommendations and IFRA’s, but we will help you figure out how to calculate the amount of scent you need for your homemade craft recipes. So, let’s get started!

How Much Fragrance Oil Do I Add?: What is the Usage Rate Used for?

Simply, the usage rate for a scent tells you how much of a scent you can add to your homemade candle and soap recipes. The usage rate is given in the form of a percent, which tells you the percent of this aroma that can be used in your candle, soap, and cosmetic recipes. So, you would take the overall weight of your craft recipe and multiply it by the percent to determine the amount of scent that you can include.

How Much Fragrance Do I Add: NG Recommended Usage Rates

How Much Fragrance Do I Add: Where Do I Find the Usage Rate?How Much Fragrance Do I Add: Where Do I Find the NG Usage Rate?

For each fragrance oil we at Natures Garden have an NG Recommended Fragrance Usage chart. On the page of each fragrance oil, you can find a chart that provides you with the maximum amount of fragrance that we would suggest for various products. Once on the page for your scent, just scroll down and you will find the chart in the description.  Each fragrance oil will have its own chart.

How Much Fragrance Do I Add: IFRA Usage Rates

What Is IFRA?

If you have never heard of IFRA before, they are a globally recognized organization that manages the safe use of scented oils. These guidelines are based on assessments from the Research Institute For Fragrance Material (RIFM). So, they will determine the amount of a specific scented oil that can be added to a certain product. So, the limits given by IFRA on the certificates are the absolute maximum that you can use in a product and should not be surpassed. Of course, you don’t have to add their maximum amount on every occasion. You can add less than this amount. This is the maximum scent limit that you should never go over.

How Much Fragrance Do I Add: Where Do You Find the IFRA?Where Do You Find the IFRA Certificate?

You can find the IFRA data sheet for each one of our scented oils. Each Natures Garden fragrance oil page has a link to its individual IFRA Certificate. If you aren’t sure where to find this information sheet, then take a look at the picture to the left. The link that you are looking for is on the right side of the page beneath the “Add To Cart” button. If you click on the blue colored link that says ” Fragrance Oil IFRA Certificate”, then you will be shown the IFRA Certificate of Compliance with all the maximum usage rates for various products with that particular fragrance oil. This data sheet will pop up in front of the current page to either be reviewed or printed out.  Note: On our mobile site, you can find this information at the end of the description, right above the videos section.

How Much Fragrance Do I Add: How Do I Read an IFRA Sheet?How Do I Read an IFRA Certificate?

The IFRA sheet is broken down into eleven different categories. Each of these categories are based on different types of products.  So, you will first need to know the product that you intend to make. The products are separated into categories because they are used different ways either in room scents or on the body. Each category is listed with the maximum level of fragrance that can be added. However, if you below that list, then you will find a description for each of the categories that were listed above. You can use these category descriptions to find where product that you want to make would fit in. Once you have determined which category that you scented product falls into, scroll back up to find the usage rate for that category. This will be the maximum amount of this scent that you can add to your handcrafted recipes.

Example of Reading an IFRA Certificate

For instance, let’s say you wanted to create a face mask recipe with the Angelica Fragrance Oil. You would scroll down and look for this product in the descriptions. A facial recipe would fall under category 5, which you know this because it is in the description for this category. Then, you would need to go back and look at the amount for category 5. For this scented oil, the most that you can add to this cosmetic recipe is 6%. While you can add less than this amount, you can’t add any more than the 6% to your facial recipe.

Is There An IFRA Sheet For Essential Oils?

There sure is! For each individual essential oil you can find an IFRA Certificate in the same area of the description that you would find in the fragrance oil description.

 

How Much Fragrance Do I Add: Why Is the Natures Garden Usage Rate Different From IFRA?

If you already know about the IFRA sheets, then you may have notices that the Natures Garden recommendation may occasionally be different. This is because there are two things to consider when adding fragrance oil to your homemade soap and candle recipes. First, the IFRA sheet will provide you with a maximum amount of fragrance that you can comfortably add to you various craft recipes. This amount is the most scent that you are allowed to use in a recipe before it is too much. If there is more that this amount of fragrance, it could potentially irritate the skin.

Second, we at Natures Garden have a maximum amount of fragrance that we include in products to maintain integrity of the recipe. While you may be able to add more scent to your homemade craft recipes, it is possible to add to much fragrance. If you add too much fragrance oil to your recipe, then it may leak out of the product or cause other possible issues. So, we have a set maximum that we use for various products.

How Much Fragrance Do I Add: Adding More or Less Than 5% Fragrance Oil

So, can you add more than our recommend scent amounts without ruining your products? Technically, yes when the IFRA allows it. But, you will need to experiment to ensure that your products maintain their integrity. Remember that just because you can do something doesn’t mean that its a great idea. We find that adding more than 5% of fragrance oil, when IFRA allow for it is just too much fragrance oil in soap. So, we will never suggest that you use more than 5% of the fragrance in our homemade soap recipes.  On the other hand, there are some fragrance oils that have lower usage rates.  Below, we will talk about both scenarios.

How Much Fragrance Do I Add: Can I Add Above 5% Fragrance Oil?How Much Fragrance Do I Add: Can I Add Above 5% Fragrance Oil?

While we at Natures Garden never recommend that you use above 5%, but you will sometimes find that the IFRA will permit you to use more. For some, this difference can make it confusing as to what amount to use in their products. So, let’s look at a scent where the IFRA allows more than our suggested amount. According to the data sheet, you can technically add up to 15.2% of the Alpine Snowdrift Fragrance Oil to a homemade soap recipe. However, they do not take into consideration the quality of the product. Their recommendation simply means that you have the ability to add scent up to that amount without irritating the skin.

How Much Fragrance Do I Add: What If The IFRA Has No Restriction?How Much Fragrance Do I Add: What If The IFRA Has No Restriction?

Another difference between our recommendation and the data  sheet is when IFRA has no restriction for adding the scent to bath and body products. For example, the IFRA sheet says there is no restriction on the amount of McIntosh Apple Fragrance Oil that you can add to you products. However, it wouldn’t make sense to add 100% or 99% fragrance oil to your soap recipe. Think about it for a second. If you went to that extreme, you wouldn’t have a bar of soap.

 

https://www.naturesgardencandles.com/mcintosh-apple-fragrance-oilHow Much Fragrance Do I Add: Why Is The Usage Rate Below 5% for Fragrance?

Although our maximum usage rate for making soap is 5%, not all fragrances can be added at this high of an amount. If you check the IFRA sheet for this scented oil, you would find that category 9, which includes soap, and the carrot cake scent can only include up to 1%. While your homemade soap has the potential to carry more fragrance oil, you shouldn’t add any more than the 1% amount. This scent can only be included up to 1% according to the IFRA’s standards and anymore could irritate the skin. So, we provide a recommendation that is in compliance with IFRA at 1% usage rate for the carrot cake scent.

How Much Fragrance Do I Add: Need More Help With Percents?

If you aren’t necessarily math inclined, then you may benefit from practicing a bit more with percents. The Percentages in Real Life article from GCF Global will walk you through a few different situations that involved using percents. These real world situations use the same method as calculating the usage rate, so this practice will definitely help with craft making. Plus, you can use this knowledge to better navigate sales tax, markdowns in retail, and calculating a tip at a restaurant. So, you will definitely want to check this page out if you need the practice!

How Much Fragrance Do I Add: Any Questions?How Much Fragrance Do I Add: Any Questions?

We hope that you have learned something new about how to add scented oils to your candle and soap recipes! If you have any more questions then feel free to reach out to us to ask your questions. You can talk to us on the phone, in the Natures Garden store, and online. An easy way to reach us online is through our social media. First, we are available on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to find us on both Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these social media platforms to ask us any questions that you may have, but you can share your own scented craft recipes, too! So, we hope that we hear from you sometime very soon!

Jan
30

Valentines Spa at Home


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Valentines Spa at HomeValentines Spa at Home

One great way to pamper your loved one on Valentines Day is creating your very own Valentines Spa at Home. You can use Natures Garden wholesale cosmetic recipes to create a fantastic spa experience without leaving the comfort of your own home. Of course, you can share this magnificent experience with a loved one or you can create these spa recipes to treat yourself to a wonderful time. Whether you want to focus on a spa quality bath experience, massages, or the tranquil aspect of relaxing with a facial, you can make your own at home spa day kit that is perfect for you. No matter how you want to create your spa experience, cosmetic recipes are perfect for pampering yourself and your Valentine this year!

Valentines Spa at Home: Passion Massage Oil RecipeValentines Spa at Home: Passion Massage Oil Recipe

One great way to spoil your loved one on Valentines Day is with our Passion Massage Oil Recipe.  This wholesale massage recipe uses nourishing cosmetic oils and romantic herbs. Not only will you love the nourishing properties of these oils, but the real, whole rose petals are sure to add to the passion of this night. Further, this wholesale recipe includes the alluring aroma of our Aromatherapy Passion Fragrance Oil, which has a complex and romantic floral blend with base notes of softwood and vanilla. So, this cosmetic recipe is perfect for creating a natural massage oil that is perfect for setting the mood and pampering! Plus, you could use this cosmetic recipe for an at home diy couples massage. Share the love and take turns massaging the stress and worries away.

Valentines Spa at Home: Foaming Rose Petal Bath Bombs RecipeValentines Spa at Home: Foaming Rose Petal Bath Bombs Recipe

Also, you can create a fantastic bath recipe for Valentines Day. The Foaming Rose Petal Bath Bombs Recipe uses nourishing cosmetic herbs and cosmetic ingredients that are perfect for this skin care. This lovely bath and body recipe is perfect for nourishing your skin and creating a perfect bath experience.

First, the cosmetic recipe includes the benefits of Rosehips Powder herbs to add beneficial properties for the skin.  Also, the cosmetic oils in this recipe are perfect for nourishing your entire body. Not only is this lovely bath recipe perfect for skin care, but this home spa recipe is perfect for providing a romantic atmosphere for Valentines Day. The combination of real rose petals and the aroma of Moonlight Tuberose Fragrance Oil is perfect for providing a lovely aroma and atmosphere for Valentines Day. The blend of cosmetic ingredients and scents is perfect for creating a lovely recipe for a  soak in the tub.

Valentines Spa at Home: Chocolate Facial Mask RecipeValentines Spa at Home: Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe

Another fantastic bath and body recipe that you can use to pamper yourself at home is the Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe. Of course, a benefit of this natural cosmetic recipe is that it includes real cocoa powder for skin care and a lovely aroma. Plus, this facial recipe uses a cosmetic clay to cleanse and exfoliate the skin. Finally, this facial recipe uses cosmetic oils that nourish and rejuvenate the skin. Altogether this blend of cosmetic ingredients is perfect for providing a homemade facial recipe that you can relax and enjoy the benefits of along with all the other wonderful aspects of your at home spa. All you need to do is apply this natural chocolate facial, relax, and rinse all your problems away!

Valentines Spa at Home: Lavender Sage Bath Bomb RecipeValentines Spa at Home: Lavender Sage Bath Bomb Recipe

The Lavender Sage Bath Bomb Recipe is a wonderful bath bomb recipe that you will be sure to love for Valentines Day! Bath bombs are fantastic for creating a lovely bath experience that is skin loving and relaxing. First, this cosmetic recipe uses nourishing ingredients, like cosmetic oils that will care for the skin. Also, this bath and body recipe uses cosmetic herbs that are perfect for setting a romantic mood. This bath recipe uses lavender petals and rose petals that you will love soaking around with you in a relaxing bath.

Not only is it relaxing to have these beautiful petals in the bath with you, but the lovely aroma blends perfectly with the Lavender Sage Fragrance Oil. This scented oil is a unique blend of herbal scents to create a complex aroma, which has notes of French lavender, lime, sage, fern, dill, pepper, moss, and ginger. Then, this scent is well rounded with a base of pine, musk, and patchouli. This blend of wholesale herbs with the fragrance oil is perfect for enjoying in a relaxing bath on Valentines Day.

Valentines Spa at Home: Relaxing Eye Pillows RecipeValentines Spa at Home: Relaxing Eye Pillows Recipe

While you are enjoying your homemade facial recipe, you can kick back and relax with our Relaxing Eye Pillows Recipe. A homemade eye pillow is perfect for helping to block out the rest of the world as a relaxing home spa day. This eye pillow recipe is created with whole flax seeds, lavender flowers, and chamomile flowers to fill the lovely eye pillow. Additionally, this relaxing eye pillow recipe uses the aroma of our Aromatherapy Relaxation Fragrance Oil.  The aroma of this fragrance has notes of freshly picked lavender flowers, with juicy citrus top notes; well balanced with woodsy base notes. The blend of this fragrance oil with the fresh scent of these wholesale herbs provides a fantastic aroma. So, you can enjoy the aroma of this spa quality eye pillow as you enjoy the relaxing experience of your home spa day!

Valentines Spa at Home: Mood Enhance Bath Melts RecipeValentines Spa at Home: Mood Enhance Bath Melts Recipe

Another wonderful bath and body recipe that you can create is the Mood Enhance Bath Melts Recipe. This bath and body recipe uses luscious oils and butters to create a bath melt recipe that truly cares for the skin. Plus, this bath and body recipe uses wholesale rose petals to create a beautiful skin care recipe that you can enjoy in the bathtub!  Not only does this bath melts recipe use whole rose petals, but this cosmetic recipe uses homemade rose petal tea in the recipe, as well! Plus, this cosmetic recipe uses the aroma of our Aromatherapy Mood Enhance Fragrance Oil, which is a blend of fragrance and essential oil notes. This scent has refreshing citrus notes, delicate floral notes, and earthy base notes of patchouli and cedarwood.

Valentines Spa at Home: Roses and Chocolate Body Wrap RecipeValentines Spa at Home: Roses and Chocolate Body Wrap Recipe

Another lovely cosmetic recipe that you can enjoy on Valentines Day is the Roses and Chocolate Body Wrap Recipe. This bath and body recipe uses cosmetic herbs that are perfect for nourishing your entire body. The rose hips powder and cocoa powder are both used to nourish the skin. Plus, the cosmetic salt and rose clay powder are both included to care for the skin and draw out toxins for the body. Further, this cosmetic recipe has you use plastic wrap to hold the nourishing cosmetic ingredients to your skin. This allows the conditioning ingredients to soak into your skin and provide you with rejuvenated skin.

Valentines Spa at Home: Sexy Edible Massage Bar RecipeValentines Spa at Home: Sexy Edible Massage Bar Recipe

If you would like to have a more romantic experience on Valentines Day, then you may want to try out the Sexy Edible Massage Bar Recipe. You can use this bar to give your Valentine a full body massage with a lotion bar that is moisturizing and sweet. First, this massage bar recipe uses our all natural lip balm base, which is skin nourishing and safe for your lips. Plus, this natural cosmetic recipe is sweet and a scrumptious black cherry flavor. Further, this massage bar has natural flavors of Stevia sweetener and dark chocolate. So, this lovely bath and body recipe is perfect for a passionate Valentines Day of massages and kisses!

Valentines Spa at Home: Solid Pink Salt Scrub RecipeValentines Spa at Home: Solid Pink Salt Scrub Recipe

Another fantastic bath and body recipe that you can enjoy for Valentines Day is the Solid Pink Salt Scrub Recipe. This adorable cosmetic recipe uses pink salt to both exfoliate the skin and provide a gorgeous color. Further, this bath recipe uses melt and pour soap along with cosmetic oils. Not only this bath recipe is exfoliating, cleansing, and moisturizing, but this cosmetic recipe has a lovely aroma as well. This cosmetic salt scrub recipe is scented with our NG Sun and Sand Type Fragrance Oil. This fragrance is a bright aroma with notes of ozony florals and citrus with white flowers, bergamot, orange blossoms, ylang ylang, muguet lily, with a light musk base. So, this bath recipe is perfect for creating a cosmetic recipe that will pamper your entire body!

Valentines Spa at Home: Seaside Spa Scrub RecipeValentines Spa at Home: Seaside Spa Scrub Recipe

Also, you can enjoy the Seaside Spa Scrub Recipe to pamper yourself in your at home spa! This lovely salt scrub recipe uses cosmetic herbs and lovely wholesale oils. Of course, this bath scrub recipe uses Kelp Powder, Spirulina Powder, Orange Peel Powder, and Lemon Peel Powder to nourish the skin with cosmetic herbs. Plus, this cosmetic recipe uses the aroma of our Seaside Fragrance Oil. This fragrance has notes of refreshing ocean air, ripe succulent summer melon and the subtle familiar scent of suntan lotion. So, this scrub recipe is perfect for nourishing, exfoliating, and ultimately pampering your skin.

Valentines Spa at Home: Relaxing Massage Oil RecipeValentines Spa at Home: Relaxing Massage Oil Recipe

Also, you can include the tranquil, Relaxing Massage Oil Recipe in your home spa recipe. This cosmetic recipe uses conditioning oils and cosmetic herbs that are perfect for creating a luxurious spa recipe. This cosmetic recipe both uses cosmetic oils and a lovely aroma to create a fantastic massage oil recipe. Also, this lovely cosmetic recipe is scented with the aroma of our Tranquil Sleep Fragrance Oil. This scented oil is a blend of floral scents, juicy fruit, cedar, amber, and musk. Plus, this lovely massage oil recipe includes whole chamomile flowers. The tranquil sleep fragrance combined with the calming scent of these wholesale herbs is perfect for creating a relaxing spa experience right at home!

Valentines Spa at Home: Pink Salt Bubble Bars Recipe

If you want like to enjoy a relaxing soak in the tub, then the Pink Salt Bubble Bars Recipe is a great recipe for you. This bubble bar recipe uses cosmetic oils and herbs to create a bath recipe that truly cares for the skin. Not only do the oils in this bubble bar nourish the skin, but the pink Himalayan salt is perfect for a lovely salt soak. Plus, this bath and body recipe is scented with the lovely aroma of Spring Rain Fragrance Oil. So, this cosmetic recipe has an aroma of a fresh floral bouquet of carnations, tiger lilies, alyssum, orchids, and roses, with hints of fresh greenery. So, you can enjoy the aroma of this scented oil as well as the nourishing ingredients in this cosmetic recipe.

Valentines Spa at Home: Creating Your Own at Home Spa Night

In addition to these cosmetic recipes, you can use the article Treat Your Sweetheart to a DIY At-Home Spa Day for Valentine’s Day! from Well Gal for some additional ideas to make this night amazing! Whether you need advice to set the mood or ideas for giving your loved one the spa treatment, this article could be useful for you. So, anyone interested in getting more spa night ideas at home that you can enjoy this Valentines Day should check out our romantic recipes and this article!

Valentines Spa at Home: Reach Out to UsValentines Spa at Home: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you have found some fantastic homemade cosmetic recipes for Valentines Day! If you have any questions about these home spa recipes, then feel free to reach out to us! We are available in the NG store, on the telephone through our HUG line, and on our social media. If you are interested in reaching out to us online, you can easily find us on our various social media platforms. First, you can find us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use the handle of @ngscents to find us on both Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you ask us questions on our social media, but you can share your own Valentines Day recipes!

Apr
12

What is Kaolin Clay Used For?


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www.naturesgardencandles.com/kaolin-clay-powder-cosmetics.htmlWhat is Kaolin Clay Used For?

Kaolin Clay powder is one of Nature’s Garden most popular cosmetic additives we offer.  It can be utilized in a variety of different ways. What is kaolin clay used for? Kaolin Clay, also called China Clay, is a white clay that is found in the soils of hot, moist climates. This clay is perfect for those with sensitive skin or those who are prone to acne breakouts. Kaolin can be used to create mineral makeup such as foundation, eye shadow, and blush. China Clay is also a wonderful thickening agent that is a perfect ingredient for bath bombs. Kaolin Clay is a perfect addition to sugar scrubs, salt scrubs and facial masks. Like most clays, Kaolin helps cleanse the skin and remove toxins. If you are creating soap, this clay is useful in being a fragrance fixative.

Below, we will talk about the many ways you can utilize Kaolin Clay powder in many creations. We will also share some popular recipes that use kaolin clay. You may find that if you are having trouble with a recipe you are using, or just wanting to find a new ingredient to enhance an old recipe, give the following a read. You might just find what you have been looking for!

 

What is Kaolin Clay Used For: Using Kaolin Clay for Acne

Many have found that kaolin clay is wonderful for acne and those who have sensitive skin. It is the mildest of clays and is perfect for soaking up oil. Kaolin Clay powder can be used on various types of skin conditions. Whether its rashes or inflammation from break-outs, Kaolin is very good at soothing irritated skin.

 

What is Kaolin Clay Used For?: Tea Tree Soap RecipeWhat is Kaolin Clay Used For: Tea Tree Soap Recipe

Kaolin Clay Powder can be used alone or in combination with other products to help lessen acne breakouts.  Our Tea Tree Soap is a perfect example. Not only is the Kaolin perfect for oily skin and acne breakouts, but Tea Tree oil is also beneficial for these type of skin ailments. Kaolin helps with balancing the oils in the skin. Tea Tree Essential Oil is perfect for penetrating those clogged up pores, loosening up dirt and will help control and possibly prevent breakouts. This soap is quick and simple to make using our Hemp melt and pour soap base as your starting point.

 

What is Kaolin Clay Used For: Using Kaolin Clay for Soaps

Kaolin is rich in potassium, titanium and silicon. These elements help to produce the formation of collagen. When wet, Kaolin is smooth, silky and creamy which in turn, will give your soap the same feeling. Kaolin is also helpful in retaining moisture in the body, soaks up dirt and toxins. Your skin will feel deeply cleansed without that tight, dry feeling you can get from regular soap.

We said in the above paragraph that there are a few good reasons to use Kaolin Clay in any type of soap recipe. It can be used as a fragrance fixative. This may help during any cold or hot process soaping as creating soap from scratch can be rough on fragrance oils. Another good reason for using Kaolin Clay is that when you create a paste with it, this will help you to create swirls in melt and pour soap, adding some decorative flair to your soap creations. It is also a good natural colorant to help give some white color to your soap if you wish.

 

What is Kaolin Clay Used For?: Swirled Melt and Pour Soap RecipeWhat is Kaolin Clay Used For: Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

We have 2 fun and easy soap recipes that incorporate Kaolin Clay. Our Swirled Melt and Pour soap uses our Cocoa Butter melt and pour soap. We have used 3 powders for the colored swirls. Rose Clay Powder, Cocoa Powder (Yes! I am talking about the chocolate cocoa powder) and Kaolin. Our fragrance oil is Chocolate Covered Strawberries, which smells just like the decadent dessert!

 

What is Kaolin Clay Used For? Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap RecipeWhat is Kaolin Clay Used For: Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe

The second recipe is our Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap. This soap also starts off with a melt and pour soap base, this time we chose Yogurt. This soap has 4 swirled colors in it, all using clay powders to help get those fun swirls! We used the colors of the fragrance oil picture for inspiration of this soap. Moonlight Tuberose fragrance oil was used to give this soap its scent. A soft, feminine scent that smells of apples, pears, lily of the valley, jasmine and of course tuberose. 

 

What is Kaolin Used For: Creating Bath Bombs

Kaolin Clay is a good, gentle additive to any type of bath bombs, fizzies or bath cookies. The addition of Kaolin is useful in the fact that it not only a fragrance fixative, but it adds natural color and hardness to the bath bomb.

 

What is Kaolin Used For?: Christmas Bath Cookies RecipeWhat is Kaolin Used For: Christmas Bath Cookies Recipe

This fun recipe for Christmas Bath Cookies is a sure way to get your kids to dunk themselves in the bathtub! These bath cookies are quick to whip up and there’s no baking required! We have used some basic bath bomb ingredients such as baking soda, citric acid and cornstarch.  We also have included some skin healthy ingredients. Mango and cocoa butter, Kaolin Clay and powdered milk. Well, cookies and milk go together right? Actually, milk is a wonderful, nourishing way to soften the skin. We topped these bath time confections off with some whipped soap frosting and a touch of candy sprinkles! The whole thing is scented with our yummy, sweet smelling Christmas Cookies fragrance oil. These cookies look so real, you may have to warn people not to take a bite!

What is Kaolin Used For?: Monster Bath Cookies RecipeWhat is Kaolin Used For: Monster Bath Cookies Recipe

Here we have another kid-pleasing bath cookies except this one looks back at you! Our Monster Bath cookie is made just like our Christmas Bath cookie! Starting off with your basic bath bomb combination of baking soda, citric acid and Epsom salts, add in some skin-softening powdered milk, Kaolin Clay powder and a touch of Neon Green FUN soap colorants and you will have a cool bath treat for the kids! We scented this cookie with our Magic Potion fragrance oil. A musky,  magical combination of citrus, peaches, grapes and floral-y rose.

 

What is Kaolin Clay Used For: Christmas Tree Bath Bomb RecipeWhat is Kaolin Clay Used For: Christmas Tree Bath Bomb Recipe

Christmas time is always a busy time of year. If you are looking for a quick and simple treat to make for friends, family members or just something to enhance your line of Christmas products, these Christmas Tree Bath Bombs are a good recipe to have. Made with just a few ingredients like Baking Soda, Kaolin Clay, citric acid and castor oil, , you can have a dozen of these fun Christmas trees done in no time! The fragrance oil we chose is our Kringleberry fragrance oil. A scent of apples, cranberries and red currants with a touch of evergreen to give your bath time some holiday cheer!

 

What is Kaolin Clay Used For: Wild Bath Bomb Recipe

Bath Bombs don’t have to be just for girls! Boys like a little fizzle-action in their bath time too! This Wild Bath Bomb is the perfect way to get those boys clean! Another simple recipe using your basic bath bomb ingredients of Baking Soda, citric acid, Kaolin Clay and Coconut Oil. We chose a more “manly” fragrance oil because no boy wants to smell flowery! Our Ferocious Beast will let your little boy smell like a big boy, with the deep scent of citrus, woody oakmoss and a touch of musk. They will have a wild, good time getting clean and smelling good!

 

What is Kaolin Clay Used For: Body PowderWhat is Kaolin Clay Used For: Body Powder

Kaolin Clay is excellent for use in body powder. It has a silky, soft texture and will soak up any orders and unwanted moisture to help keep you feeling fresh and dry. Kaolin is also good at taking away excess oil and will leave you with silky, smooth skin.

 

What is Kaolin Clay Used For: Vanda Orchid Body Powder RecipeWhat is Kaolin Clay Used For: Vanda Orchid Body Powder Recipe

Body Powder is an excellent way to feeling fresh and clean when there’s no time for a bath or shower. As we discussed above, Kaolin is a good ingredient to help take away moisture, leaving you feeling dry and fresh-feeling. Body Powder is actually very easy to make as you will see in our Vanda Orchid Body Powder recipe. Everybody loves all-natural body products. It’s important to know what the ingredients are and if they can cause any type of irritation. This powder recipe is a perfect example. We used cornstarch, Kaolin Clay Powder and Arrowroot Powder. All three of these ingredients are very natural, and light. They will help absorb body odors and wetness without leaving your skin feeling cake-y or heavy. The fragrance oil we chose for this recipe was Vanda Orchid. A lovely, light scent of berries, orchids and green accents.

 

What is Kaolin Clay Used For: Silky Shimmering Body Powder RecipeWhat is Kaolin Clay Used For: Silky Shimmering Body Powder Recipe

This recipe for Silky Shimmering Body Powder recipe is lovely, light and feminine powder. We used a couple ingredients that are not usually found in a traditional powder. Cocoa butter and Acacia Gum Powder. Along with cornstarch and Kaolin powder to help absorb odors and keep you feeling dry, cocoa butter will give your skin some extra moisturizing. Acacia Gum Powder is an all-natural product that is normally used as a thickener. When used in powders, it helps keep the powder loose and free of clumps. Our fragrance oil, Lovely in Lace, is the perfect addition to this recipe. This fragrance smells of a lush bouquet of green florals and spicy carnation that veils a base of sensual musks and sheer patchouli to create a romantic, feminine scent.

What is Kaolin Clay Used For: Stinky Feet Foot Powder RecipeWhat is Kaolin Clay Used For: Stinky Feet Foot Powder Recipe

I don’t care who you are, we have all experienced stinky feet from time to time. Some of us experience it all the time, and others not so much. Any time your feet are feeling hot and sweaty, give this Stinky Feet Foot Powder a try. Made with baking soda to help absorb odors, we added Kaolin Clay, Lavender and Calendula Flower powders. These powders are perfect addition to help get rid of odors, give your feet a soft, silky feel and add a bit or aromatherapy to your shoes. We also added a few essential oils, Tea Tree Australian, and Lime Distilled.

 

What is Kaolin Clay Used For: Facial Mask and Facial ScrubsWhat is Kaolin Clay Used For: Facial Mask and Facial Scrubs

Since we know how awesome Kaolin is for those with sensitive skin, then adding it to face masks or facial scrubs is a perfect inclusion! Much like using soap with Kaolin Clay, your skin can only benefit from this mineral-enriched ingredient. When used in masks, or scrubs Kaolin Clay gives good exfoliation to help slough away dead skin cells as well as eliminating dirt, oil and toxins from your skin.

 

What is Kaolin Clay Used For: Candy Cane Facial Mask RecipeWhat is Kaolin Clay Used For: Candy Cane Facial Mask Recipe

Facial Mask and Facial Scrubs are all the rage in the bath and body world. Incredibly easy to make, you can create any kind of scrub or mask for any type of skin you may have. Our Candy Cane Facial Mask is perfect for those of any skin type. Our recipe will give you 8 facial masks to share with your friends and have a facial mask party! This mask is chock full of amazing skin nourishing ingredients! Rose Clay powder, Beet root powder, arrowroot, Safflower Oil Powder, Kaolin, Vitamin E, Hibiscus flower powder and even some Vanilla Powder to give it a yummy fragrance to it. We chose Peppermint Redistilled Essential oil to compliment the vanilla scent and because it is a candy cane facial mask. Your face is going to feel soft, clean, detoxified and shiny happy afterward!

 

What is Kaolin Clay Used For: Give Us A Shout OutWhat is Kaolin Clay Used For: Give Us A Shout Out

There you go folks! We hope that you enjoyed this informative information on Kaolin Clay Powder and all its uses. Whether you are looking for some good recipes to help treat acne or a more natural way to stay fresh and clean when life has you busy, Kaolin can help you out in more ways than one.  We hope you found some new inspiration for new products or just something to try for yourself.

If you would like to share any of your creations made with any of our products, we would love to hear from you! Find us on our Facebook page under Nature’s Garden, Twitter (@ngscents) or even on Instagram (@ngscents) and show off what you have made.

Apr
08

Face Lifting Mask


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DIY Face Lifting Mask TipsDIY Face Lifting Mask Tips

Using a face lifting mask for a truly excellent face lift at home will help you cleanse your pores and refresh your skin in a wonderful way. It will take some work but you can really enjoy this after a long and relatively tiresome day. You will need to make use of a blender when you prepare the mask, but all in all it happens to be a fairly easy thing to make if you have the time and inclination. All you need to create your masterpiece are the following materials:

  • A ripe, peeled banana and half an apple should be placed inside your blender, as well as about a teaspoon worth of lemon juice as well and roughly four teaspoons of honey. Once you have this ready, blend it into a smooth mix and pour it into a bowl. You should add some boiled and cooled oatmeal into the mix to complete its transformation. You can use some of the mix to spread it on your face, but you will need to ensure you have the right level of thickness on it to completely ensure you can benefit from using it. You can cover the mix and leave it for later in your fridge to cool down.
  • Once you have that done, you will need to move on to the next step on your list,  properly cleaning your face and finishing the job of keeping your pores freshened up. You can do that by using a cloth soaked in some hot water. Squeeze it out and spread it over your face, allowing its moisture to open your pores, letting the mask do its job more effectively overall. Doing so will help you a great deal as you will notice after you’re done using it.
  • Once the previous step is complete, use a dry and soft cloth to pat you face dry, then spread the mask around your face using your fingers. Since your mixture will harden as it dries out, you should not massage too hard. Do so just enough to ensure the exfoliation of your skin, allowing the mask to clean your face more effectively. The mask will need to stay on your face for the next twenty minutes if you want to easily move on to your next step.
  • Rinsing the mask when you’re done with some lukewarm water should allow you to almost finish the job. You can also use cold water, ice cubes and something similar that happens to be cold to close your pores when you’re done. Pat your face dry and you will deal with this last step.
  • You may also decide to use some toner after you’re done with your face mask, as it will help you remove the residue left after you’re done with it. You will need to restore the pH balance of your skin, so use some cotton balls and apply it to your face to avoid it drying out in the end. Once all of this is complete you can focus on kitchen cleaning and floor cleaning if you managed to spill some of the mask on the floor by accident.

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We hope that you enjoyed this Face Lifting Mask recipe.  For even more fun and free facial mask recipes, visit our recipe box.

Nov
19

Candy Cane Facial Mask


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candy cane face maskCandy Cane Facial Mask

It’s almost here! That awesome day of the year when there are presents everywhere and all kinds of yummy delicious food…yes Christmas! Snow and cold…but all leading up to that gloriously wonderfully fantastic day! But before it actually gets here, are you in need of a great holiday project to try before the holidays? Maybe a good new recipe for you and your friends and family to try out to show your Christmas spirit? Or maybe you’re just looking for something new and exciting to give to all of your loved ones? Well, we would like to introduce our Candy Cane Facial Mask! It is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season!

 

Ingredients:

32 grams Rose Clay Powder

9 grams Hibiscus Flower Powder

7 grams Beet Root Powder

6 drops Vitamin E Oil

1 drop Peppermint Essential Oil

6 grams Vanilla Powder

25 grams Kaolin White Clay

2 grams Safflower Oil Powder

2 grams Arrowroot Powder

4 oz. PET Jar

White Straight Smooth Lid 58/400

3 grams Vegetable Glycerin

Distilled Water

Mixing Bowl(s)

Scale

Mixing Spoon

 

Directions:

1. To prepare the pink part, combine and mix 7 grams of Beet Root Powder, 1 drop of Peppermint Oil, 32 grams of Rose Clay Powder, 3 drops of Vitamin E Oil and 9 grams of Hibiscus Flower Powder. Once it is all mixed together, set it aside to use for later.

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2. Now to prepare the white part, combine and mix 6 grams of Vanilla Powder, 2 grams of Safflower Oil Powder, 25 grams of Kaolin White Clay, 3 drops of Vitamin E Oil, and 2 grams of Arrowroot Powder.

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3. Next take the 4 oz. PET jar and begin to carefully layer the pink and white powders. You can more easily keep the layer separate by packaging them down. Then when the jar is completely filled, you can go ahead and put the lid on top.

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4. Now your Candy Cane Facial Mask is ready to enjoy! To use it, all you need to do is put about one tablespoon of the powder into a mixing bowl. Make sure to get white and pink into the bowl! Then add about 3 grams of Vegetable Glycerin and 6 grams of distilled to the bowl as well and mix it all together. Once it is all mixed up, go ahead and put the mask all over your face! Enjoy! (Take the mask off once it is fully hardened.)

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candy cane facial

Remember how we added Hibiscus Flower Powder to the Candy Cane Facial Masks? Well, did you know that hibiscus has actually been called “the natural Botox plant?” No, I’m not kidding! Hibiscus is actually amazing for your skin! It helps to soften and smooth it out and also is a great cleanser that helps to even out the textures and tones of your skin! Go check out our free Hibiscus Class and learn even more about this awesome plant! And while you’re at it, check out all the rest of our free classes and recipes as well! But this Candy Cane Facial Mask is a Christmas project that you simply cannot turn down! Everyone you know is sure to love it! Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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May
13

Creative Outlet Earning Extra Income


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fragrance oils1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name:  Lori Barrow, Windsor Hills Wicks & Lather

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?  I’m a stay-at-home mom and needed an outlet for my creativity that would earn extra income. I was working on the lines that I would carry for a candle and soap business when our daughter got sick in 2010.  At that time, I started taking a closer look at the products that I was bringing into my home. Thankfully, her illness wasn’t as severe as originally diagnosed and I opened my Etsy based business in 2011.  I’ve always loved candles, so I set out to start making stylish, high-quality candles that my friends and I would like and use.

 3.  What products do you make and sell?  My main product line includes my crafty soy candles (canning jar containers with decorative handcrafted covers), wax melts, wax luminaries, body butter, spa salts & nail polish. I rotate out other products such as incense, burlap wall art, glass luminaries, facial masks, smelly jellies, salves and children’s bubble bath.

 4.  What are your business goals?  I would like to grow my business from a home business to having a store front in our historic downtown that showcases locally made candles, soaps and crafts. We have a lot of insanely talented artisans in my area and I would love to own a shop that showcases them all, and offer the occasional class in crafting. I would also like to own a small manufacturing facility so that I could take on larger orders that I have had to previously turn down.  Every candle that I create is an investment in not only my future; it’s an investment in the future of my family and this town that I grew up in and think of so dearly. It might be a struggle to achieve my dream, but I’m in this for the long haul and I can’t wait until all of my friends and everyone in this town try my custom container candles.

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  My favorite products from Nature’s Garden are the fragrance oils and essential oils. Egyptian Dragon is heavenly, it is my best seller! Vanilla Spectacular is one of my favorite scents. People who normally don’t care for vanilla love Vanilla Spectacular! Another of my favorites is “Cashmere & Silk,” because it is an incredible scent! The essential oils that I have bought from Nature’s Garden have been great, I really love the patchouli essential oil and tea tree essential oil.  In addition to the fragrance and essential oils, I love the variety of herbs and spices that you carry! Many of the body recipes that I make require the use of powdered herbs or spices and they are very expensive to buy locally. I’m very thankful that you carry the herbs and spices that I need. Your incense supplies are phenomenal!

Your Website:  www.WindsorHillsWL.etsy.com

Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/WindsorHillsWL

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/WindsorHillsWL

Blog:  www.windsorhillswl.com ( I blog on my products and give craft DIY tutorials)

Apr
06

Lip Balms with Flavoring Oils


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fragrance oils1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name:  Ashley Wallis, owner of Aqua Blossom

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?   When my boys were babies, I started making baby bath products for them because I wanted something more natural than what I was seeing in stores. I soon began making body scrubs and other products, researching ingredients, and experimenting with formulas. My family and friends encouraged me to begin selling the products, and that’s how Aqua Blossom was born!

3.  What products do you make and sell?  I make lip balm, body butter, body scrubs, facial masks, soaps, and other spa products.

4.  What are your business goals?   My number one goal is always to provide spa quality products and excellent customer service! My current business goals are to attend a market or craft show this holiday season, expand my line of facial products, design several new soaps, and give my website a face lift.

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?   I love Nature’s Garden lip balm flavor oils, including Buttercream Cupcake, Guava, and Horchatta. I also love the herbs and botanicals including dried lavender buds, rosemary, juniper berries, spearmint, and chamomile.

Website:  www.aquablossom.com
https://www.etsy.com/shop/aquablossom
craftcafe.co/shop/aquablossom

Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/aquablossomshop

Twitter: @aqua_blossom

Blog:  http://aqua-blossom.blogspot.com/

YouTube Channel:  I don’t have one… yet!