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Mar
20

Five Bath Salt Recipes


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Five Bath Salt RecipesFive Bath Salt Recipes

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

The Benefits of Using a Bath Salt Recipe

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

Different Herbs that you Can Use in Your Bath Salt Recipe

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

Pink Salt Bubble Bath RecipePink Salt Bubble Bath Recipe

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

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

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

Lavender and Rose Bath Salts RecipeLavender and Rose Bath Salts Recipe

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

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

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

Chamomile Bath Salts RecipeChamomile Bath Salts Recipe

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

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

Bubble Bath Salts RecipeBubble Bath Salts Recipe

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

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

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

Epsom Salt Bubble Bath RecipeEpsom Salt Bubble Bath Recipe

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

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

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

Enjoy Your Bath Salts!

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

Unique Uses for your Everyday Herbs

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

Disclaimers

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

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

Dec
14

Sparkling Sangria Body Scrub Recipe


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Sparkling Sangria Facial Scrub RecipeSparkling Sangria Body Scrub Recipe

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

Ingredients Found at Natures Garden:

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

Other Ingredients & Equipment You Will Need:

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

Total Recipe Weight Amounts:

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

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

Soaping Oil PropertiesIngredients Highlight: Soaping Oil Properties

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

Coconut Oil 76Coconut Oil 76

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

Avocado OilAvocado Oil

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

Palm OilPalm Oil

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

Mango ButterMango Butter

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sangria Punch Fragrance OilSangria Punch Fragrance Oil

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

Mixing the Dry Ingredients TogetherMixing the Dry Ingredients Together

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

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

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

Adding the FUN Soap ColorantAdding the FUN Soap Colorant

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

Pouring the Product into the JarsPouring the Product into the Jars

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

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

Natures Garden is not responsible for the performance of any of the recipes provided on our website. Testing is always the responsibility of our customers. If you plan to resell any of the recipes that we provide, it is also your responsibility to follow all FDA regulations. We cannot offer any advice on where to buy the products and ingredients that are listed in our recipes if they are not sold by Natures Garden. When you use Natures Garden 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 encounter with the finished products.