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Feb
05

8 Argan Oil Recipes


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8 Argan Oil Recipes8 Argan Oil Recipes

I don’t know about you but, argan oil is one of my favorite carrier oils to use in my bath and body recipes.  When used in soap, argan oil gives the bars a nice rich lather that I absolutely adore.  When used in lotion, it sinks in quickly while still moisturizing my skin.  It leaves it feeling nice and soft.  Many love argan oil in their hair care recipes as well.  In fact, since it is an ultra light oil it is perfect for those with oily hair and those that have oily skin.

In Europe, argan oil is often called “liquid gold”.  This is because of its wonderful skin- loving properties.  These are properties that come from the abundance of nutrients that are found in argan oil.  The skin loving argan oil is made by pressing argan kernels.  Argan kernels are the pits found inside a fruit grown on Argania spinosa trees in Morocco.  So, let’s look at 8 argan oil recipes from Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies.  Perhaps you will find a recipe that you can add to your bath and body line.  Whether you make scrubs, body creams, or handcrafted soap, you are sure to find something you love.

8 Argan Oil Recipes: Green Tea Scrub RecipeGreen Tea Scrub Recipe

First, argan oil is wonderful in handmade scrub recipes.  This particular scrub recipe uses green tea.  The green tea is added right into the scrub.  So, not only does the green tea scrub recipe have the antioxidant benefits of green tea it also has the benefits of argan oil.  Finally, it is the aroma of the wonderful Chubba Dubba Weight Loss Fragrance Oil.  Since this citrus fragrance oil also has notes of green tea, we thought it would be the perfect scent to complement this green tea sugar scrub recipe.  This original fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the blend of citrus notes of Sicilian orange, lemongrass, and lemon slices.  Followed by notes of jasmine, green tea, and Tahitian vanilla.

Cappuccino Coffee Cold Process Soap Recipe8 Argan Oil Recipes: Cappuccino Coffee Cold Process Soap Recipe

Now, this one is for all the coffee lovers out there as well as argan oil lovers.  For the coffee addicts like me, this cappuccino coffee cold process soap recipe uses real coffee.  Are you wondering how the coffee is added to this soap recipe?  Well, a portion of the water used to create the lye solution is replaced with coffee.  In addition, there are coffee grounds incorporated into the soap batter to give the soap exfoliation properties.  Finally, it’s topped with a dollop of “whipped cream” and finished off with whole coffee beans.  It is scented with the sweet and creamy Cappuccino Fragrance Oil.  Natures Garden’s Cappuccino Fragrance Oil is the strong and rich aroma of freshly brewed coffee with heavy cream and sweet sugar.  This is hands down my absolute favorite cold process soap recipe.

Orange Swirled CP Soap Recipe8 Argan Oil Recipes: Orange Swirled CP Soap Recipe

Next, the Orange Swirled CP Soap Recipe was inspired with an orange creamsickle fudge recipe from Inside Brew Crew Life.  This is a swirled soap recipe with orange slice embeds to top it off.  In addition, it is scented with the powerful Blood Orange Fragrance Oil.  This tangy orange scent smells AMAZING!  In addition, the scent holds up very well in cold process soap.  The soap itself has a wonderful, rich lathering property.  So, not only does it smell and look fabulous it is also a great bar of soap.  Finally, the cold process soap is topped off with a melt and pour soap embed.  This orange slice is made from mp soap and also coated with sugar to give a portion of the soap exfoliation properties.

 

Sugar Cookie Whipped Body Butter Recipe8 Argan Oil Recipes: Sugar Cookie Whipped Body Butter Recipe

The Sugar Cookie Whipped Body Butter Recipe is another great recipe that uses argan oil.  This is a body butter recipe that is perfect for dry winter skin.  Not only does it use argan oil, but it also uses moisturizing cocoa butter and shea butter.  We could all use a little extra moisture this time of year.  Not only does it feel amazing on the skin, but it also smells amazing.  This body butter smells of the aroma of Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil.  This scent smells just like freshly baked cookies right from the oven.  So, create the aroma without the calories and use a body butter instead!

8 Argan Oil Recipes: Argan Soap RecipeArgan Soap Recipe

Who doesn’t love cold process soap?  Creating handmade cp soap can be both an artistic statement and great for your body.  This argan soap recipe will be just that.  It is a beautifully swirled cp soap recipe that uses Kulu Bay Fragrance Oil.  The colors are a perfect representation of both the crisp water and warm sandy shores.  Kulu Bay scent is both invigorating and crisp.  It is also a Natures Garden Original fragrance oil.  It definitely allowed us to create a cool bar of soap that packs that rich lather from the argan oil.  The argan oil cold process soap was created using an in the pot swirl technique.  You will need to move quickly when making this soap recipe.  However, the results are totally worth the extra effort.

Sour Watermelon Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe8 Argan Oil Recipes: Sour Watermelon Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe

So, we talked about the green tea sugar scrub, now let’s talk about a solid sugar scrub.  The Sour Watermelon Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe is a solid sugar scrub that has become very popular with our clients.  Not only will this scrub recipe exfoliate your skin, but it also has melt and pour soap added.  This solid scrub is packaged in a clamshell container.  So, once created, you simply place a label right on the clamshell container.  Each cube is the perfect size for a single use sugar scrub.  This solid scrub uses the fruity Sour Watermelon Candy Fragrance Oil.  It smells just like the sweet watermelon candy.  Now, we know there is the addition of sugar in most scrubs, right?  This solid scrub is not only unique because it is solid it also includes poppy seeds for even more exfoliation.

8 Argan Oil Recipes: Mothers Day Bath Bomb RecipeMothers Day Bath Bomb Recipe

Next, we have the Mother’s Day Bath Bombs Recipe that was made to include argan oil.  These handmade bath fizzies are a wonderful Mother’s Day gift but are really great for any time of year.  These adorable bath bombs with argan oil also use the beautiful Happy Type Fragrance Oil.  Happy & Free fragrance oil is best described as a refreshing, flowery fragrance.  Also, the bath bombs have whole calendula flowers.  Not only are the flowers an adorable decorative touch, but they are also wonderful for the skin.  They help with problems such as burned, rashes, bruised or inflamed skin.  So, this bath bomb recipe is the perfect recipe.  In fact, calendula is also a great help to those with varicose veins. After a few weeks, the veins have been known to shrink due to calendula. It has also been known to help with acne problems and can help prevent dermatitis.

Aloe Body Cream Recipe8 Argan Oil Recipes: Aloe Body Cream Recipe

Finally, we have this aloe body cream recipe that contains argan oil.  Out of all of the body cream recipes I have created, this is my favorite.  I believe this is because of the added argan oil as well as the infusion of aloe powder.  This body cream is the perfect way to help heal your skin.  In addition, this aloe body cream uses Orchid Rain Fragrance Oil.  This spa like aroma is the one of a kind combination of fresh orchids, peony flowers, water lily, watercress, aloe vera, and crisp bamboo.  This aloe lotion recipe sinks into your skin perfectly.  Aloe is also high in antioxidants, vitamin C, and other minerals which allow the skin to heal faster.  As many of you know, aloe is often used on sunburned, or inflamed skin.  This is in part because aloe vera powder contains salicylates.  Salicylates are known to help relieve pain.

Other Ways to Use Argan Oil

Now, a couple of other ways to use argan oil that we haven’t talked about.  First, is in your handcrafted hair care recipes.  Argan oil is perfect for those with oily hair.  Since it is a lighter oil it will sink right into the hair follicle without leaving behind more excess oil.  In addition, since it is able to penetrate deep into the hair it will help to repair any damage. So, you can get the right level of moisture and shine exactly where you need it.  It is also great for your cuticles.  With clean, polish free nails, a drop of argan oil rubbed into your nails and cuticles will help moisturize and refresh your cuticle beds.

Learn a little bit more about argan oil and its benefits in your handcrafted bath and body recipes here.  While Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies carries argan oil for soap and cosmetics use only, there are many other ways food grade argan oil can be used.  For example, it can also be used when cooking.  In fact, argan oil is considered a staple food pantry item in Morocco.  While it is often heard to be used in cosmetic recipes like hair care products and skin care products in the United States, in Morocco, it is so much more.  Read more about using food grade argan oil in your food recipes at the Food Republic’s website.

Show Us and Tell Us About Your Creations

Have you used argan oil in any of your soap recipes or any other bath and body recipes?  We would love to know how you have used the wonderful argan oil.  In fact, seeing the products our customers have created using our ingredients is one of our favorite things.  Show us what you have created by posting pictures of your handcrafted bath and body recipes on our Instagram or Twitter page @ngscents.  You can also so us your creations on our Facebook page.  If you have any questions about argan oil, or any other Natures Garden product, you can always contact us on our HUG Line at 440-647-0100 or send an email to [email protected]  We would love to hear from you!

Sep
06

Green Tea Scrub Recipe


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Green Tea Scrub RecipeGreen Tea Scrub Recipe

Scrubs are incredibly popular these days! They are easy to make and most of the time, they require just a few ingredients. However, Nature’s Garden has a new scrub recipe that would be an amazing addition to your personal collection or to add to your line of bath and body products for your customers. Our green tea scrub recipe is full of skin nourishing ingredients such as green tea powder, argan oil and mango butter. Your skin will be shiny and glowing after just one use! You’ll be pleased to find out that this simple little tea leaf can do wonders for your skin!

 

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: The Green Tea Rundown

Let’s talk about this amazing green leaf before we get started. Out of all the types of tea in the world, green tea’s history is the longest and most documented beverage across many southeast Asian cultures. As far back as 600 A.D., a most important book regarding tea was written by Lu Yu. His book was called Cha Jing, or Tea Classic. Not only is this book an amazing documentation of the history and culture of China, but it detailed exactly how a cup of green tea should be made and how it should be served. Tea is an incredible part of Asian culture and there are even ceremonies that include serving green tea.

Only recently has green tea been introduced to the western part of the world and in the past decade, green tea has developed quite a reputation as a healthy food. Much research has been done to find out how green tea positively affects the body. Green tea has a huge amount of antioxidants that help fight free radicals. Free radicals damage the skin, causing premature aging or even skin cancer. Another thing, green tea is a powerful anti-inflammatory. Products containing green tea are perfect for those with sensitive skin that may help soothe it. Also, a specific antioxidant in green tea called catechins, is an anti-bacterial agent and this can help with those who suffer from acne and improve the overall appearance of their complexion.

As a side note, Natures Garden sells our herbs for external use only. We do not sell them as food items. The information we provide is for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Let’s Talk About Some Ingredients

So, we have included some amazing skin loving ingredients in this facial scrub. Let’s talk about a few of them.

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Argan OilGreen Tea Scrub Recipe: Argan Oil

First, is the argan oil. Argan oil is an amazing skin product! This oil is easily absorbed into the skin, making it a fantastic oil to include in your hair care and skincare formulations.  Argan oil also allows the skin to breathe and is used in many acne-fighting formulas.

 

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Mango ButterGreen Tea Scrub Recipe: Mango Butter

Mango butter is a wonderful addition to this scrub! Mango butter is an exotic, luxury oil, which melts on the skin; providing skin softening and moisturizing qualities. It is also said to reduce the signs of aging by reducing wrinkle formation.

 

 

 

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Green Tea PowderGreen Tea Scrub Recipe: Green Tea Powder

Well, we all know how amazing green tea can be for the skin. Green tea powder is an excellent addition to cosmetics and soap due to its antioxidant properties and gentle exfoliation. However, it also is a wonderful, natural colorant for any type of soap making! When used in melt and pour soap you will get a nice green color. In cold process soap, you will have an olive color to your soap.

 

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Sugar

Did you know sugar can actually be good for your skin? I found that fact very interesting. First, sugar is a natural humectant which means it helps hydrate your skin and then keep that moisture locked in. Second, sugar is a natural source of glycolic acid, an alpha-hydroxy acid that helps promote new cell growth. Lastly, sugar is an excellent, natural exfoliant that is gentle to the skin.

 

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Chubba Dubba Weight Loss Fragrance Oil

Chubba Dubba Weight Loss Fragrance Oil has an interesting story behind the creation of it. Before designing this fragrance, Nature’s Garden did research to find out which aromas helped to decrease appetite.  They then had their perfumist create this blend using high concentrations of essential oils. This fragrance oil is an aromatic blend of Sicilian orange, lemongrass, lemon slices, jasmine, green tea, and Tahitian vanilla. While we do not make any health claims pertaining to this fragrance, we believe that you will truly enjoy this enlightening blend.

Why Chubba Dubba though?  We named this fragrance chubba dubba because this is how we respond to cute chubby babies. So, while this may seem like a funny name for a fragrance oil, it smells yummy in any kind of bath and body product!

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Ingredients You Can Get at Nature’s Garden

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment You’ll Need

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Rubber Spatula
  • Stovetop
  • Pots (for double boiler)
  • White Granulated Sugar

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts

  • 136 grams Fractionated Coconut Oil
  • 113 grams Argan Oil
  • 68 grams Shea Butter
  • 68 grams Mango Butter
  • 45 grams Silky Emulsifying Wax
  • 9 grams White Beeswax
  • 9 grams Chubba Dubba Weight Loss Fragrance Oil
  • 5 grams Optiphen Preservative
  • 5 grams Vitamin E Oil
  • 680 grams white granulated sugar
  • 6 grams Green Tea Powder
  • 15 grams Vegetable Glycerin
  • 9 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Before You Get Started

Before you get started with making your scrub, you will need to take a few steps to ensure your creating will go smoothly. First, give your work area, along with your packing materials, and equipment a good cleaning and sanitizing. Also, we strongly suggest wearing protective clothing, gloves while you are preparing this recipe. One more thing to be sure of, have all your equipment and ingredients at an arm’s reach. This will help you move along with no interruptions.

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Using The Double Boiler

In the first step of this recipe, you will want to set your double boiler up. If you do not have a double boiler, you can create one simply by taking a smaller size pot and setting it in a larger size pot. You will then add a couple of inches of water to the larger pot. You can go ahead and turn your burner on to medium. By the time the water has heated up, you will be ready to add the waxes and oils in for melting.

 

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Weighing out the Oils, Waxes and Butters

Now you will weigh out the oils, waxes and butters. Place you small on the scale and tare out the weight. To the smaller pot, weigh out 136 grams Fractionated Coconut Oil, 113 grams Argan Oil, 68 grams Shea Butter, 68 grams Mango Butter, 45 grams Silky Emulsifying Wax and 9 grams of White Beeswax.

 

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Melting the Oils, Waxes and Butters

Once you have all the oils, waxes and butters weighed out, take the pot and place it in the larger pot or pan with the heated water.  Allow the contents to melt at a gentle heat, stirring occasionally. Once they are completely melted you can remove this pot from the heat.

 

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Prepping the Green Tea Powder and Vegetable Glycerin

While you are waiting on all the oil and waxes to melt, you can do some prep work with the other ingredients. First, you will start with the green tea powder and vegetable glycerin. So in a small bowl, weigh out 6 grams of green tea powder and 15 grams of vegetable glycerin. You can set this bowl aside for the moment.

 

 

 

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Prepping The SugarGreen Tea Scrub Recipe: Prepping The Sugar

Next, you can prepare the sugar. In a large mixing bowl, go ahead and weigh out 680 grams of granulated sugar. You can also set this aside for the time being.

 

 

 

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Prepping the Fragrance Oil, Vitamin E and OptiphenGreen Tea Scrub Recipe: Prepping the Fragrance Oil, Vitamin E and Optiphen

One last step that you can prepare is the fragrance oil, vitamin E and the optiphen preservative. In a small bowl you can weigh out the 5 grams of Optiphen,  5 grams of vitamin E , 9 grams of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer and the  9 grams of Chubba Dubba Weight Loss fragrance oil. Chubba Dubba Weight Loss has some vanillin in it so we are using the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer as a precaution to the fragrance oil turning the scrub brown in color. Also, we have included a preservative, Optiphen. This will allow you to prepare the recipe ahead of time without the issue of it going bad. Go ahead and stir this mixture to combine everything together and set it aside as well.

 

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Adding the Fragrance, Vitamin E and Optiphen

Once your oils have completely melted and you have removed the pot from the heat, you will be adding the last three ingredients. However, it is important to wait for the temperature of the oils and butters to drop before doing so. You want the temperature to be at 120 degrees Fahrenheit. This is the correct temperature to add the Optiphen too. If it is added at a higher temperature, then the heat may destroy any of the preserving qualities of the Optiphen. So when the butters and oils have reached the correct temperature,you can go ahead and add in the prepared fragrance mixture.

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Adding the Oils Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Adding the Oils

Now we are going to add the melted oils to the sugar. Take your bowl with the sugar that has been pre-weighed and add in the oil/fragrance mixture. Mix these together combining everything thoroughly.

 

 

 

 

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Adding in the Green Tea MixtureGreen Tea Scrub Recipe: Adding in the Green Tea Mixture

Next you will be adding in the green tea mixture you prepared earlier. So go ahead and add this to your sugar/oil mixture. stir this well to disperse everything evenly.

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Adding Your Scrubs to the Jars

Lastly, you will divide your scrub into their jars.  However, before you add your facial scrub to the jars, you will need to allow it to come to room temperature. Once it has reached that point, you can now divide the scrub into seven 4-ounce jars. Add your lid on top and they are ready to use!

 

Green Tea Scrub Recipe: Other Green Tea Recipes

Do you have a favorite scrub recipe or did you give this recipe a try? Let us know! We love hearing from our friends and customers! We especially love hearing what you all create using Nature’s Garden products! Show us what you have done by finding us on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents) or Instagram (@ngscents). We can’t wait to see what you’ve been up too!

Do your have a favorite green tea? Do you like it cold or hot? In a smoothie or maybe in a sweet, bakery treat? I say the best way is iced green tea. It’s refreshing, crisp and how amazing is it that something that can taste good, can be good for you? Here are some yummy, refreshing iced green tea recipes to give a try on a hot summer day! While you are sipping on your iced green tea, you can read up on even more information on the history of green tea go ahead and follow this link. Not only can you learn about green tea and it’s counterparts, but you can also find recipes, how to brew the perfect cup of tea and even what a Japanese Tea Ceremony is all about.