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Jun
22

What is a Carrier Oil?


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What is a Carrier Oil?What is a Carrier Oil?

What is a Carrier Oil? These are all the natural cosmetic oils that you can use in your homemade recipes. They are perfect for creating homemade soap, crafting a skin-loving lotion recipe, and making many of the other kinds of cosmetic recipes. So, knowing about these oils is important for creating the types of bath and body products that you need!

What is a Carrier Oil?: Making Soap Supplies

If you are looking for a good recipe for making soap, then it is going to have some carrier oils in it. Anyone making soap from scratch knows that the carrier oils you choose can influence the quality of your bars. So, these ingredients are essential for cold process soap recipes. You can see specifics on how each oil affects the soap on our Soaping Oil Properties. Even melt and pour soap recipes can benefit by adding some carrier oils to the soap base, which is often done to make the bar more conditioning to the skin.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Lotion Making

Also, our bulk carrier oils can be used to create an amazing homemade lotion recipe. These are the oils that we include to nourish and moisturize your skin. In fact, the oils are what do the majority of the skin care in lotions. While you can use butters along with your oils, they can lead to a thicker cream or even a body butter. So, lighter lotions need key carrier oils to perform effectively!

What is a Carrier Oil?: Using Essential Oils

Although essential oils are natural, they aren’t safe to put directly on your skin. Plus, adding a carrier oil will help hold on to the aroma longer than on its own. So, it is actually beneficial for your scent to mix an essential oil with a carrier oil before applying. One of the best carrier oils for essential oils would have to be Sweet Almond Oil or Argan Oil.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Kinds of Carrier OilsWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Kinds of Carrier Oils

There are many different kinds of carrier oils that you can mix together for your recipes. Depending on your skin type or level of dryness, you may want to have lighter or heavier oils. Also, some oils are better for face lotions or for foot care. So, the blend of carrier oils that you want varies based on your product and its purpose.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Apricot Kernel OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Apricot Kernel Oil

First, we have Apricot Kernel Oil, an oil that is light and excellent for skin care. While this oil is light enough to not block pores, it is conditioning enough to be a luxurious oil for cp soap. It’s great for making lotions that don’t leave a greasy feeling and skin into the skin. Also, its perfect in soap because the oil will sink into the skin quickly to fully moisturize the skin. We’ve used this wonderful oil in many bath and body recipes, including the Chamomile Light Lotion Recipe and the Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Argan OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Argan Oil

Next, we have an oil that is amazing for skin care. Argan Oil is easily absorbed into the skin and won’t leave a greasy feeling on your skin. Plus, this cosmetic oil allows your skin to breathe and doesn’t block pores. In fact, this ingredient is used in many acne-fighting recipes. We included this oil in a few cosmetic recipes, like the Argan Soap Recipe and the Sour Watermelon Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe. In our cp soap recipe, this oil increased the lather and nourished the skin beautifully.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Avocado OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Avocado Oil

Also, adding Avocado Oil to your homemade recipes is a perfect way to increase the moisturizing ability of your product. This cosmetic ingredient is a heavy oil that is perfect for providing dry, damaged skin with the nourishment it deserves. Plus, the high level of unsaponifiable fatty acids and high vitamin content make this skin-sensitive oil great for adding some extra conditioning power to your soap bars, which you can see in the Gentle Avocado Cold Process Soap Recipe.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Castor OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Castor Oil

Another great oil for your homemade cosmetic recipes is Castor Oil. Not only is this oil thick and perfect for nourishing dry, damaged skin, but this oil is a humectant. This means that oil will pull moisture to it, which will further moisturize your skin as it absorbs. Perfect for creating lotions for feet, like the Natural Salve Recipe , which are often one of the most damaged areas of skin. While this oil would provide some conditioning properties and a rich, creamy lather, it can make your soap sticky. So, avoid adding too much of this oil in your cp soap formulations. By limiting the amount of Castor Oil, we were able use the beneficial properties without as many drawbacks, like with our St Pattys Day Cold Process Soap Recipe as well as many other soaps.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Coconut OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil is a great oil for skin that sinks in well and is perfect for scrub recipes like the Foaming Hibiscus Scrub Recipe. Also, this sensitive oil is perfect to add to lip balm supplies for making recipes like the Kahlua and Cream Lip Balm Recipe. For soapmaking, this oil provides a hard bar with a bubbly lather that is cleansing. Many find that adding more than 20% of this oil is drying for the skin, so some people may include more conditioning oils to the recipe or even super fat the formula to include more oils.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Grapeseed OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Grapeseed Oil

Another fantastic oil for bath and body recipes is Grapeseed Oil. This oil is perfect for cosmetic supplies because it is a lightweight moisturizer that is effective without being too greasy for the skin. So, this oil is perfect for creating lotions sensitive enough for the face, like our Natural Facial Night Cream Recipe. Also, this oil is perfect for soap-making, like our Raspberry CP Soap Recipe. This oil is moisturizing, and even anti-acne, for soap but it doesn’t leave a greasy, heavy oil feeling on the skin.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Jojoba OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Jojoba Oil

While Jojoba Oil is technically a liquid wax, it is still fantastic for skin care products. This cosmetic ingredient is perfect for everything from lotions like our Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe to lip care products like our Green Apple Lip Balm Recipe. In your soap recipes, this cosmetic ingredient is just as conditioning as luxury oils. But, this oil has a longer shelf life.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Lanolin OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Lanolin Oil

Lanolin Oil is a great cosmetic oil that is wonderful for moisturizing and protecting damaged hair and dry skin. This oil contains very few saponifiables, so it maintains its conditioning properties and provides the bar with a silky feeling. So, we used this wonderful oil in our Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe. Also, you can use lanoin in a solid form, which still absorbs well and is great for protecting damaged skin. This thicker oil has all of the same beneficial properties and can even be used in soaps, like our Beard Soap Recipe.

Raspberry CP Soap Recipe What is a Carrier Oil?: Macadamia Nut Oil

Next, we have Macadamia Nut Oil, which is an oil that is light and perfectly absorbs into the skin. This non-greasy oil is perfect for creating lotions, like our Almond Body Cream Recipe. Also, this oil is perfect for adding conditioning properties to your soap and is even great for mature skin types. So, we included this oil in our Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Meadowfoam Seed OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Meadowfoam Seed Oil

Another great oil that skins into the skin beautifully is Meadowfoam Seed Oil. Not only does this oil work to repair damaged skin, but it has a long shelf life due to its high level of antioxidants. So, it worked wonderfully in our Honey Vanilla Lip Balm Recipe. Also, this cosmetic oil can be used to superfat soap, reduce rancidity, and increase the fragrance’s lifespan. So, this oil was a great addition to our Raspberry CP Soap Recipe.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Olive Oil

Olive Oil is often a top choice for soapers, because it is very conditioning, helps harden the bar, and creates a mild bar of soap. While some soapmakers may use only olive oil in Castille soap or mostly olive oil in Marseille soap, it makes the bar a bit slimy and barely has a lather. So, many soapers will combine this oil with others to create a great soap recipe, like in our Creamy Cocoa Craziness Cold Process Soap Recipe.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Palm OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Palm Oil

Next, we have another great oil for creating soaps, which is Palm Oil. This soap making ingredient creates a hard, white bar that has a rich, creamy lather. We have used this wonderfully cleansing oil in many recipes, like our Calendula Swirl Soap Recipe and our Beer Cold Process Soap Recipe. 

You may find that your cosmetic oil has solidified, this is because the melt point is slightly above room temperature. Luckily, this is easy to fix. All you have to do is set your bottle in a bowl of warm water until the oil melts again.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Pumpkin Seed OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Pumpkin Seed Oil

Pumpkin Seed Oil is rich in vitamins and minerals, which provide great properties for the skin. This oil sinks into the skin without leaving oily residue to repair damaged skin. So, it was a perfect addition to our Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Rice Bran OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Rice Bran Oil

Rice Bran Oil has benefits similar to Olive Oil, so it is conditioning and great for soaps! So, we included this lovely soaping oil in our Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe as well as other great cp soap recipes. Plus, this rich, conditioning bar is perfect for both mature and sensitive skin types.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Safflower OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Safflower Oil

Also, we have a nourishing and skin-loving oil that is perfect for homemade products. Safflower Oil is moisturizing and nourishing for the skin, so we included it in many soap recipes and our own Hair Conditioner For Redheads Recipe.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Sesame Seed OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Sesame Seed Oil

Another great cosmetic oil is Sesame Seed Oil, which is a light cosmetic ingredient full of nutrients for the skin. We include this lovely oil in recipes like our Giraffe Bubble Bars Recipe or our Beard Balm Recipe. Also, this oil can be used in cp soap to help slow trace, nourish the skin, and provide a silky lather.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Sunflower OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Sunflower Oil

Also, Sunflower Oil works well with palm oil and olive oils to provide a rich creamy lather. Plus, this oil is very moisturizing and will provide a silky feel to the soaps. So, this is perfect for adding to our soap recipes and bath products, like our Natural Beet Root Lip Gloss Recipe.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Sweet Almond OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Sweet Almond Oil

Lastly, we have a light oil that will perfectly absorb into the skin Sweet Almond Oil. So, it was a great choice for bath and body recipes like Tranquility Bath Melts Recipe or Fruity Rings Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe. Plus, this oil is perfect for adding some conditioning properties to your soaps.

 

What is a Carrier Oil? : Reach Out to UsWhat is a Carrier Oil? : Reach Out to Us

We hope that you were able to find some carrier oils that you enjoy for your bath and body products. Not only are there many to choose from, but there are many combinations that you can try for your recipes. Just start with your favorites and build from there! If you have anymore questions about these oils and how they will work in your recipes, then reach out to us. An easy way to get in contact with us is to reach out on social media. We are on Facebook, Instagram (@ngscents), and Twitter (@ngscents).

May
30

Our Favorite Bath and Body Recipes


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Our Favorite Bath and Body RecipesOur Favorite Bath and Body Recipes

There is quite a bit that you have to consider when you come up with a new bath and body recipe. This process includes the type of product, the ingredients, a fragrance oil, and the bath and body packaging. Sometimes it is sure to be overwhelming. So, we at Natures Garden have created all kinds of ideas to get you started and help you along the way. If you are looking for a new idea, then feel free to check out a few of our favorite bath and body recipes

Our Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Melt and Pour Soap RecipeOur Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

If you are looking for a simple and fun way to make soap, then a Melt and Pour Soap Recipe is perfect for you. This an especially great place to start is you don’t know how to make soap. Melt and pour soap allows you to spend more time on the appearance of your soaps, so you can end up with some gorgeous bars. So, here are a few of our favorite melt and pour soap ideas.

Our Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap RecipeOur Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap Recipe

First, we have a delicious soap recipe that is sure to make your mouth water! Our Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap Recipe is a simple melt and pour soap recipe that is sure to wow. The dark chocolate and raspberry blend in the Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil perfectly matches the beautiful dessert soap.

Our Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Rainbow MP Soap RecipeOur Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Rainbow MP Soap Recipe

Next, we have a soap recipe that uses all the colors of the rainbow to create some amazing bars of soap! The Rainbow MP Soap Recipe has the soft vanilla scent of our Angel Wings Fragrance Oil. Plus, rainbows and clouds are perfect to create a beautiful bar of soap.

 

Our Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Bamboo Hemp Soap RecipeOur Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe

The Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe is a simpler mp recipe that is still beautiful. This recipe uses layered soap and the star anise herb to create a elegant, rustic soap design in each bar. Plus, these bars include the scent of our green, herbal Bamboo Hemp Fragrance Oil

Our Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Cold Process Soap RecipesOur Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Cold Process Soap Recipes

Next, we have our Cold Process Soap Recipes. While this method of soaping is a bit more in depth, it allows you to control all the ingredients that are going into your bars. So, these are great for creating soap that has exactly what you want and leaves out what you don’t. If you are interested, then gather your soap making supplies and check out some great cp soap ideas.

Our Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap RecipeOur Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap Recipe

Our Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap Recipe is a chocolaty soap recipe that is made with amazing ingredients. Not only does this soap include oil and butters that will nourish your skin, but there is real cocoa powder adding to this yummy brownie soap. This true scent blends perfectly with the aroma of ooey gooey brownies from the Hot Fudge Brownies Fragrance Oil.

Our Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Blackberry Sage Soap RecipeOur Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Blackberry Sage Soap Recipe

Another fantastic cold process recipe is the Blackberry Sage Soap Recipe. This soap uses skin-loving oils and butters along with the scrumptious scent of our Blackberry Sage Fragrance Oil. Plus, the soap was designed to perfectly match the beautifully complex aroma of this fragrance.

Our Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Wine Cold Process Soap RecipeOur Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe

Turn water and wine into soap with our Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe! This fun soap recipe is perfect for anyone that enjoys wine. While this recipe uses skin loving ingredients like many great lotion recipes, it has real wine incorporated into batch. Plus, this recipe goes perfectly with the scent of our Merlot Wine Fragrance Oil!

Our Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Balms and Body ButterOur Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Balms and Body Butter

Also, Balms & Body Butter Recipes are great for skin care! Hydrating your skin is the best thing you can do your it. So, when your skin is dry or damaged you will want to have recipes that are moisturizing enough to really sink in and care for you skin.

Our Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter RecipeOur Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Recipe

One of the best lotion recipes is our Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Recipe. Not only is this recipe wonderful for moisturizing the skin, but it smells fantastic! The scent oil for this recipe , Black Raspberry & Vanilla Fragrance Oil, is a sweetly delicious blend of blackberries and raspberries, with middle notes of white floral greenery, and bottom notes of musk and vanilla.

Our Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Hydrating Hand Stick RecipeOur Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Hydrating Hand Stick Recipe

This next recipe is useful and convenient! Our Hydrating Hand Stick Recipe uses empty chapstick tubes to hold our moisturizing lotion recipe. So, you can easily carry around hand lotion that can be applied anywhere! Plus, you don’t have to worry about any messy cream because this recipe glides right on.

Our Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Lotion & Cream RecipesOur Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Lotion & Cream Recipes

Another great option for skin care are Lotion & Cream Recipes. These are perfect for daily hydration and skin care that will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth.

Our Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Frappe Mocha Body Cream RecipeOur Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Frappe Mocha Body Cream Recipe

If you enjoy the scent of fresh brewed coffee, then this is a great lotion recipe for you. In fact, our Frappe Mocha Body Cream Recipe infuses real coffee into the water portion! Plus, the fresh coffee aroma blends with the Fresh Brewed Coffee- WORLDS BEST Fragrance Oil to create an unforgettable scent. So, this scrumptious coffee lotion is perfect for adding some everyday hydration and a yummy aroma.

Our Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Natural Facial Night Cream RecipeOur Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Natural Facial Night Cream Recipe

Further, you can use the Natural Facial Night Cream Recipe to care for some of the most sensitive skin. Even though you can’t put just any lotion on your face, you don’t want  to forget to care for your facial skin! Since we would never use fragrance oils on the face, we decided to incorporate real Calendula flowers to offer a light aroma. So, this light and gentle recipe is perfect for moisturizing your skin without blocking your pores.

Our Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Bath Bomb RecipesOur Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Bath Bomb Recipes

Another fun idea for bath and body recipes are bath bombs. Our Bath Bomb Recipes are fun. fizzy, and smell delicious. So, they are perfect for taking a nice, relaxing bath experience that is perfect for unwinding after a long day.

Our Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Rainbow Sherbet Bath Fizzies RecipeOur Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Rainbow Sherbet Bath Fizzies Recipe

One gorgeous bath bomb recipe idea is our Rainbow Sherbet Bath Fizzies Recipe. Firstly, this cute recipe uses an ice cream scooper to make little bath fizzie ice cream scoops! Not only are these bath bombs cute, but they have the scent of our Rainbow Sherbet Fragrance Oil. So, your fizzy bath bomb recipe is sure to be absolutely adorable all across the board!

Our Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Skin Softening Bath Bomb Recipe

Another great choice for the bath is the Skin Softening Bath Bomb Recipe. This relaxing bath and body recipe uses herbs and oils that will nourish and soften your skin. Plus, the spa-like scent of our Bergamot & Tarragon Leaves Fragrance Oil is perfect for a relaxing bath.

Our Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Giraffe Bubble Bars RecipeOur Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Giraffe Bubble Bars Recipe

Another fun and fizzy craft is the Giraffe Bubble Bars Recipe. These ares are slightly different than bath bombs, but are just as fun! While they will still fizz in water, bubble bars can take on some different shapes, like this roll. Plus, this recipe takes it a step further by making the outside a giraffe pattern. It’s such a fun bath recipe!

Our Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Bath Time RecipesOur Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Bath Time Recipes

Also, we have some miscellaneous recipes that we think are perfect for bath time. Our Bath Time Recipes come in a wide range of types. Some are fun for kids to play with in the bath and others are perfect for you to use when relaxing in the tub. But there is something for everyone’s bath time!

Our Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Monster Bath Cookies RecipeOur Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Monster Bath Cookies Recipe

First, we have a fun recipe for kids to enjoy during bath time! Our Monster Bath Cookies Recipe uses cosmetic ingredients that care for the skin as well as a scented oil, Magic Potion Fragrance Oil, that floral and fruity aroma. Plus, even the eyes will melt away in the bath. So, there is no worries about clean up after playing with some fizzy monsters.

Our Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Lemon Lavender Bath Melts Recipe

We can’t forget about our own bath time. We all know that self care and relaxation is important to both health and peace of mind. So, we created the Lemon Lavender Bath Melts Recipe to moisturize and care for your body as you just sit back and get some well deserved relaxation!

Our Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Sunburn Relief Bath Tea RecipeOur Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Sunburn Relief Bath Tea Recipe

Also, the Sunburn Relief Bath Tea Recipe is a perfect bath product for the summer! Nothing is worse than ending a wonderful sunny day with a painful burn. So, we created an herbal recipe that you can use to help reduce the stinging pain of sun burn.

Our Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Scrub RecipesOur Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Scrub Recipes

Also, we have our delightful scrub recipes to choose from! We have sugar scrubs, salt scrubs, and even some with herbs. Plus, these exfoliating ingredients are always paired with moisturizing ingredients that are sure to care for your skin!

Our Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Acai Berry Smoothie Sugar Scrub RecipeOur Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Acai Berry Smoothie Sugar Scrub Recipe

The Acai Berry Smoothie Sugar Scrub Recipe is another fantastic scrub recipe that would be perfect for skin care. The sugar scrub uses luxurious oils and butters to care for your newly exfoliated skin. Plus, the amazing scent of the Acai Berry Fragrance Oil uses a unique tropical berry aroma with fruity, floral, and woodsy notes to create a fantastic scrub recipe.

Our Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Pink Lemonade Scrub RecipeOur Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Pink Lemonade Scrub Recipe

Another fun bath and body recipe is the Pink Lemonade Scrub Recipe. This emulsified sugar scrub is perfect for exfoliating the dead skin and moisturizing the new skin underneath. Further, this delicious scrub uses the mouth-watering scent of sweet lemonade with fresh raspberries, and a unique touch of lavender from our Raspberry Lemonade Fragrance Oil.

Our Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Whipped Rose Clay Shaving Cream RecipeOur Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Whipped Rose Clay Shaving Cream Recipe

Also, you can try out the lovely Whipped Rose Clay Shaving Cream Recipe. This recipe is perfect for light exfoliation and luscious hydration while you are shaving. So, this recipe will help protect your legs and leave them feeling fantastic. Plus, the glamorous aroma of  Strike a Pose Fragrance Oil adds to the high quality feeling of this recipe.

Our Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Natures Garden Facebook Page

Another fun place to check out to get more bath and body recipe ideas is the NG Facebook page. In our posts you can find gorgeous homemade recipes from other crafters, our recipes, and NG updates! While our recipes come with instructions, other customer recipes won’t. However, it is always fun to admire other bath and body products and maybe get inspiration to make your very own recipes.

Our Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Reach Out to UsOur Favorite Bath and Body Recipes: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you have enjoyed these bath and body recipe ideas! If you want to look for even more, you can check out the Free Classes and Recipes page of our website. We have all kinds of bath and body recipes. Plus, you can find all of the wholesale bath and body supplies that you need. If you have any questions about your bath and body recipes, then feel free to reach out to us! One easy way to find us is on social media, which includes Facebook, Instagram (@ngscents), and Twitter (@ngscents).