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Aug
16

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe


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Lavender Bath Bomb RecipeLavender Bath Bomb Recipe

Check out another wonderful herbal bath bomb recipe straight from Natures Garden. Our lovely Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe blends the wonderful aroma of a floral musk scented oil with the addition of lavender flowers and lavender flowers powder. Further, these cosmetic herbs are perfect for caring for your body as you relax with a fun, beautiful bath bomb. So, try out this fantastic cosmetic recipe and enjoy all the wonderful benefits for your body!

Rosemary Bath Bomb Recipe: Ingredients Available from Natures Garden

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
Citric Acid
Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda)
Sunflower Oil
Floral Musk Fragrance Oil
Bentonite Clay Powder
Lavender Flowers Whole
Lavender Flowers Powder
Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant
Bath Bomb Molds
8 oz. Clear PET Bullet Bottles
Safety Glasses
White Fine Mist Sprayers 24/410
Safety Gloves
Nature’s Garden Apron
Safety Mask

Rosemary Bath Bomb Recipe: Other Needed Ingredients

Witch Hazel (in spray bottle)
Mixing Bowls
Scale
Mixing Spoon
Rubber Gloves

Rosemary Bath Bomb Recipe: Total Weights and Amounts

300 grams of the Citric Acid
600 grams of the Baking Soda
182 grams of the Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI)
10 grams of the Bentonite Clay Powder
18 grams of the Floral Musk Fragrance Oil
5 grams of the Lavender Flowers Whole
18 grams of the Sunflower Oil
5 grams of the Lavender Flowers Powder
6 grams of the Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant 

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Floral Musk Fragrance OilLavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Floral Musk Fragrance Oil

You will love the aroma of our Floral Musk Fragrance Oil in this bath bomb recipe. The strong aroma of the real lavender flowers blends perfectly with this luxurious, gentle, floral musk scent. This fragrance oil begins with notes of spices, lavender and citrus. Then, the aroma has floral middle notes of lavender, lily of the valley, ylang ylang. Of course, the scent of lavender is enhanced by the fresh scent of our floral herb. Finally, this scented oils has rich musky bottom notes of Egyptian musk and moss. So, this lovely blend of floral and musk is perfect for creating bath and body products that smell absolutely divine!

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Prepare and Sanitize

Before you begin creating this bath and body recipe, you may want to make a few preparations. First, gather all the equipment and supplies that you will need to finish these bath bombs. Also, you may want to clean your equipment to ensure that it is ready to use. Additionally, you may want to prepare a spray bottle full of witch hazel, as it will be important for making bath bombs. Second, you will want to clean and sanitize a work area that you can use to create this recipe. 

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing the Dry IngredientsLavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing the Dry Ingredients

First, you are going to want to get the dry ingredients ready for your bath bomb recipe. So, take you first medium mixing bowl and a scale. Now, weigh out the 300 grams of the Citric Acid, 600 grams of the Baking Soda,182 grams of the Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, and 10 grams of the Bentonite Clay Powder. After adding all of these ingredients, you will need to mix these powders together with your gloved hands. As you mix, make sure that any clumps you com across get broken up. Once these ingredients are smooth and mixed, you can move on to the next step of these instructions.

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing the Wet Ingredients

Next, you are ready to prepare the wet ingredients that you will need for this recipe. So, grab a second mixing bowl and the scale. Weigh 18 grams of the Sunflower Oil into this bowl. In addition to the cosmetic oil, you will need to include 18 grams of our Floral Musk Fragrance Oil. Now that these ingredients are added, you are ready to move on to the next step.

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Combining the Wet and Dry Ingredients

Once both the wet and dry ingredients are prepared, you will be ready to combine the two mixtures. So, add the wet ingredients to your mixing bowl of dry ingredients. Now, use your gloved hands to thoroughly mix these ingredients together. You will need to continue to mix until everything is incorporated well. As soon as the ingredients look evenly dispersed, you can stop mixing.

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Dividing the Mixture

Now you are going to be dividing your bath bomb mixture into two even portions. You can add each portion to one of your two mixing bowls. Set one of these bowls aside for the moment. We will be adding a few cosmetic ingredients to the other bowl in the next few steps.

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding the Lavender FlowersLavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding the Lavender Flowers

First, we will be working with the first portion of the bath bomb mixture. So, take one of the mixing bowls full of half the mixture and the scale. Now, you will be adding about 5 grams of the Lavender Flowers Whole herb to this portion of the cosmetic recipe. Again, you will need to use a gloved hand to mix the wholesale herb into the recipe fully.

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Spraying the Mixture

Now, you are ready to get these ingredients to stick together. So, use a gloved hand to mix the ingredients as you spray with witch hazel. Mixing as you spray will help to incorporate the witch hazel and let you know when you added enough spray. Once the mixture reaches a certain consistency, you will need to stop spraying the mixture. So, continue to mix and spray until the mixture begins to feel like crumbly dough. You will want to work slow and be careful not to add to much spray as it can ruin the recipe. Adding to much witch hazel can activate the ingredients early and lead to fizzing in the bowl. So, be sure to pay attention.

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Filling Half of the Bath Bomb Molds

After, you are going to be ready to start filling up your bath bomb molds. You will need to take the seven bath bomb mold halves and get them ready to fill. Then, begin taking this mixture and filling one half of each wholesale mold. Make sure that you aren’t filling both sides of the same mold, as there is a top and bottom to each wholesale bath bomb mold. We would suggest filling the top half with this first mixture. You will need to make sure that you are packing the dough mixture into the bath bomb half tightly. Packing the mold well will ensure that the ingredients stick together and the bath bomb holds its shape.

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding Herb Powder and Soap ColorantLavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding Herb Powder and Soap Colorant

Next, you will be working with the other half of the bath bomb mixture. In this bowl you will be adding 5 grams of the Lavender Flowers Powder and 6 grams of the Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant. Once these ingredients are added you will need to mix them well. Once again you will need to use a gloved hand to fully incorporate the herb powder and the colorant into the mixture.

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Spraying the Second PortionLavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Spraying the Second Portion

Then, you are going to be spraying this second portion of the bath bomb mixture with your witch hazel. Just like before you will need to use your gloved hand to mix as you spray. Once this portion of the bath bomb mixture reaches the same crumbly dough consistency, you will be ready to move on to the next step. While this recipe should require about the same amount of witch hazel as before, you should still pay attention to the consistency to ensure that you don’t spray too much.

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Filling the Bottom of the Molds

Next, we are going to be filling up the other halves of the bath bomb molds. The first portion of the bath bombs molds should each be in the top of the bath bomb mold. So, you can fill the bottom of these molds with this second portion of the dough mixture. Again, you will need to pack the dough in tightly. Also, you need to do it this way to sure that each pair is matched up correctly, as the tops will only fit on the bottoms. If you mess this up, then you can end up with bath bombs that aren’t half and half. Once you are done, you should have seven purple bath bomb halves that are packed full.

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Combining the Bath Bomb Molds

Now that both of the two portions are packed tightly into the bath bomb molds, you are ready to combine the halves. So, take one half that is uncolored, which should be in a top piece, and one half that is purple, which should be in a bottom piece. Next, you are going to lightly spray each of the two halves. After you spray, you can push the two pieces together to create a whole bath bomb! You will need to repeat this step for all of the bath bombs.

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Finishing the Bath BombsLavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Finishing the Bath Bombs

Lastly, you will need to wait for your bath bombs to completely set up. So, you will need to place your bath bombs in a safe place that they can rest until they have completely hardened. This can take up to 24 hours.  Once these bath bombs are set up, they are ready to remove from the mold! Alternatively, you can leave these bath and body products in their molds until you are ready to use them. So, the mold can serve as a simple bath bomb packaging idea!

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Lavender Flowers HerbLavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Lavender Flowers Herb

There are many reasons for why lavender is perfect for making cosmetics. First of all, these flowers are amazing for aromatherapy. The herb has been found to help promote a feeling of calm as it is useful for reducing stress and anxiety. So, this is the perfect herb to use in the tub as you sit back, relax, and enjoy your homemade bath bombs.

Not only do our Lavender Flowers Whole provide a lovely floral scent to the recipe, but this cosmetic herb has skin benefits, too. Some have found that this cosmetic herb can be used to help with skin issues, like abscesses (boils or carbuncles), acne, oily skin, eczema, and psoriasis. Plus, this cosmetic ingredient has antiseptic and pain reducing properties that are perfect for creating cleansing and soothing bath and body recipes. Plus, these properties can be useful for soothing sunburn, chapped skin, and many other skin irritations.

If you want to learn even more about the wonderful benefits that lavender has to offer, then check out our Lavender Class for even more details on this cosmetic herb!

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Lavender Flowers Herb Medicinal

Further, there are many medicinal benefits you can gain from this herb. First, lavender is thought to have calming properties that are useful for those dealing with anxiety, depression, exhaustion, or insomnia. Also, this herb has been used to aid in digestion and reduce headaches. Anyone that wants to add some lavender into their diet, should check out How to Cook With Lavender so Your Food Doesn’t Taste Like Soap by Bon Appetit for some tips on cooking with this lovely herb.

Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Get Your AnswersLavender Bath Bomb Recipe: Get Your Answers

If you have any questions for us at Natures Garden, then feel free to reach out to us and get your answers! We are available to talk to in the store, on the phone, and online. An easy way to reach out to us online is through social media. You can find us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use our handle, which is @ngscents, to find us on Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these platforms to ask us questions, but you can use our social media to stay up to date on cosmetic blogs just like this one! So, don’t miss the next herbal bath bomb recipe and follow us on social media!

Please Note: Natures Garden sells our lavender flowers and powder for external use only. We do not sell lavender as a food item. The information we provide about lavender 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. Keep all our cosmetic herbs out of reach of children and pets. Special care should be taken by pregnant and/or lactating women when handling herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility, written or implied, for any products you make with our herbs. All testing is the responsibility of the customer.

Aug
13

Dandelion Bath Bomb Recipe


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Dandelion Bath Bomb RecipeDandelion Bath Bomb Recipe

Another fantastic and herbal cosmetic recipe we decided to create with the wholesale bath bomb molds is our lovely Dandelion Bath Bomb Recipe. This fantastic bath and body recipe from Natures Garden uses the herbal benefits of dandelion root powder and dandelion whole leaves, These benefits are perfect for nourishing skin care. Further, this wholesale bath bomb recipe includes the delicate scent of our lovely Tiare Flowers Fragrance Oil. So, this bath and body recipe is perfect for skin care while providing a beautiful scent. Further, this lovely bath fizzy recipe includes pretty, sparkling mica powders to add to the fantastic recipe. So, this wonderful product is not only pretty, it is fabulous for your body. You will be sure to love everything about this gorgeous bath bomb recipe!

Dandelion Bath Bomb Recipe: Ingredients Available from Natures Garden

Citric Acid
Sodium Bicarbonate
Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Bentonite Clay Powder
Tiare Flowers Fragrance Oil
Dandelion Root Powder
Dandelion Leaf Cut and Sifted 
Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
24 K Gold Mica Pigment
Diamond Dust Mica Pigment 
Bath Bomb Molds
8 oz. Clear PET Bullet Bottles
Safety Glasses
White Fine Mist Sprayers 24/410
Safety Gloves 
Nature’s Garden Apron
Safety Mask

Dandelion Bath Bomb Recipe: Other Needed Ingredients

Witch Hazel (in spray bottle)
Mixing Bowls
Scale
Mixing Spoon
Rubber Gloves

Dandelion Bath Bomb Recipe: Total Weights and Amounts

300 grams of the Citric Acid
600 grams of the Baking Soda
18 grams of the Meadowfoam Seed Oil
10 grams of the Bentonite Clay Powder
18 grams of the Tiare Flowers Fragrance Oil
6 grams of the Dandelion Leaf Cut and Sifted
10  grams of the Dandelion Root Powder
2 grams of the 24 K Gold Mica Pigment
9 grams of the Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
2 grams of the Diamond Dust Mica Pigment

Dandelion Bath Bomb Recipe: Tiare Flowers Fragrance OilDandelion Bath Bomb Recipe: Tiare Flowers Fragrance Oil

You will love the beautiful scent of the Tiare Flowers Fragrance Oil in your skin loving bath and body recipe. This flower of this fragrance oil is also referred to as Tahitian Gardenia. Further, this is the gorgeous flower that is used to create lovely lei necklaces. Just like these floral necklaces, the scent of this fragrance is both delicate and memorable. But, this aroma takes this scent a step further by blending the aroma of Tahitian gardenia with notes of bergamot, lavender flowers, and white musk. Together these notes create a truly unforgettable fragrance that is perfect for the bath!

Dandelion Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing Your Work Space and Equipment

Before you begin creating this herbal bath bomb recipe you may want to prepare your workspace and clean your supplies. First, you will want to clean and sanitize your workspace. Whether you are going to working on a table or countertop, you need to make sure that you have enough room to craft. So, you will need to make sure that you gather all the equipment and ingredients listed for this recipe. Then, you need to collect and clean all of your equipment for this cosmetic recipe.

Next, you will want to make sure that you have already added the witch hazel to your spray bottle. Additionally, we would suggest that you would be wearing protective clothing, rubber gloves, and a hair net for this recipe. Now, you are ready to begin creating this lovely bath bomb recipe!

Dandelion Bath Bomb Recipe: Mixing Your Dry IngredientsDandelion Bath Bomb Recipe: Mixing Your Dry Ingredients

First, you are going to need to combine many of your dry ingredients in on of your medium mixing bowls. So, you will need to add 300 grams of the Citric Acid, 600 grams of the Baking Soda, and 10 grams of the Bentonite Clay Powder to this mixing bowl. You will want to mix these powders together and make sure to break up any clumps in the mixture. Although you need to mix well, there will be other ingredients that you will need to mix in, too. So, you can just focus on breaking up all the clumps for now. Also, this process is easier while using a gloved hand.

Dandelion Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding the Dandelion Herbs

Second, we are going to add the cosmetic herbs into our dry mixture. So, take the same medium mixing bowl with your dry ingredients to add these cosmetic herbs

Dandelion Bath Bomb Recipe: Dandelion Leaf Cut and SiftedDandelion Bath Bomb Recipe: Dandelion Leaf Cut and Sifted

First, you will need to add the whole dandelion herb into your cosmetic recipe. So, add in 6 grams of the Dandelion Leaf Cut and Sifted. Once this herb has been added to your recipe you can mix it thoroughly into your cosmetic bath bomb recipe. Now that this herb is in your recipe, you are ready to add the next cosmetic ingredient.

Dandelion Bath Bomb Recipe: Dandelion Root PowderDandelion Bath Bomb Recipe: Dandelion Root Powder

Second, you will need to add the wholesale herb powder to your cosmetic recipe. You will need to add in 10 grams of the Dandelion Root Powder. Again, use a gloved hand to start to make sure that both wholesale cosmetic herbs are mixed well with the other dry ingredients. Once these herbs are mixed in fairly well, you can move on to adding the next ingredient.

Dandelion Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding in the Mica PowdersDandelion Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding in the Mica Powders

Next, we are going to add in a bit of shimmer and shine to your bath and body recipe. You will need the dry ingredients that you just mixed for this step. Now, you are going to need to add 2 grams of the 24 K Gold Mica Pigment and 2 grams of the Diamond Dust Mica Pigment to your medium mixing bowl. Now, incorporate this last dry ingredient into the mixture. You will need to mix well to ensure that all the ingredients added up to this point are fully incorporated. Once you are confident in your mixture, you can move on to the next step.

Dandelion Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding the ColorantDandelion Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding the Colorant

Now, you are ready to add the yellow soap colorant to your cosmetic recipe. So, take your mixture of dry ingredients and add 9 grams of the Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant. After, you will need to mix this color in well. You will want to use a gloved hand to fully incorporate the yellow soap colorant into the dry ingredients. Once there are no speckles of color and it has been evenly incorporated, you can set this bowl aside for now.

Dandelion Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing the Wet Ingredients

You can either measure your wet ingredients directly into your bowl of dry ingredients or weigh them in a separate mixing bowl. If you add them directly to the dry ingredients, then you may want to work a bit faster. But, it should be okay to choose either method. Either way, you will need to weight out 18 grams of the Meadowfoam Seed Oil and 18 grams of the Tiare Flowers Fragrance Oil into one of these two bowls.

Dandelion Bath Bomb Recipe: Combining the Ingredients

After, you will need to fully incorporate the fragrance oil and cosmetic oil into your mixture of dry ingredients. If you already have your ingredients in the same bowl, then simply use a gloved hand to fully incorporate all of these ingredients. Of course, anyone that has weighed out their wet ingredients in a separate bowl will need to combine the ingredients before mixing. Just make sure that your finished mixture looks like it has all the ingredients evenly distributed, as this will be the last time that you need to mix.

Dandelion Bath Bomb Recipe: Spraying the Mix with Witch HazelDandelion Bath Bomb Recipe: Spraying the Mix with Witch Hazel

Now, we are going to begin filling the bath bomb molds. So, grab the bowl of your mixture and spray it all with witch hazel. You will want to use enough to reach a crumbly dough consistency. You will want to mix with your hands as you spray the bath bomb dough. However, you need to make sure that you don’t use too much witch hazel. If you use so much that your dough begins to fizz, then you have activated the ingredients and this portion of the dough may not work right. So, be slowly and pay attention. Once you reach the right consistency, you are ready to move on to the next step.

Dandelion Bath Bomb Recipe: Finishing the Bath BombsDandelion Bath Bomb Recipe: Finishing the Bath Bombs

Finally, you are ready to work on the last few steps. Once your mixed dough is ready to use, you can begin filling up your bath bomb molds. After you have two bath bomb mold halves filled, you can fit them together. First, spray each side of the bath bomb lightly with the witch hazel. Then, you can push the two halves together until the mold snaps shut. Once your first bath bomb is done, you will need to repeat these steps with the rest of your bath bomb dough. This should leave you with about six total bath bombs. Now, you just have to wait for the bath bomb to set up and they will be ready to use! You will know that you bath bomb has set up as it will harden, but the time that it takes can vary depending on humidity levels and climate. Once the bath bombs are set up you can pop them out of the mold and they will be ready to use. So, get ready for some fizzy fun and herbal skin care!

Dandelion Bath Bomb Recipe: Benefits of the Dandelion HerbDandelion Bath Bomb Recipe: Benefits of the Dandelion Herb

You may have only thought of Dandelion as a pesky weed that occasionally crops up in the garden or lawn, but this herb has some wonderful benefits for your body. You can use this cosmetic herb to help with all kinds of skin issues. First, you can use this wholesale herb to reduce breakouts and acne as the herb can be useful for removing toxins from the skin. Also, this herb can help with reducing age spots, wrinkles, and fine lines. Plus, you can use this cosmetic herb to help tone unbalanced or sagging skin. Further, this cosmetic herb can be useful for reducing inflammation as well as treating warts, athlete’s foot, eczema, bug bites, or burns. If you want to learn even more about the benefits of this cosmetic herb, then check out our Dandelion Class.

Dandelion Bath Bomb Recipe: Recipes for the Dandelion Herb

Although all of our wholesale herbs are for cosmetic use only, there many benefits that you can gain from eating food grade dandelion greens. This herb has been known to help with heartburn, upset stomach, and promotes healthy bowel movements. Plus, this herb can help with a loss of appetite. Also, the herb can be used to help with inflammation. Plus, this herb has been used to help prevent certain issues, like macular degeneration, stroke, cataracts, and multiple sclerosis. Further, this herbal medicine can be used to help with urinary tract infections, stress, menstrual pain, hormone imbalances, congestive heart failure, liver or gallbladder disorders, and tonsil inflammation. If you want to learn more about how to eat and prepare this herb, then you might want to check out Can You Eat Dandelion Greens Raw? from SF Gate. Also, you can check out 16 Dandelion Recipes by the Prairie Homestead.

Dandelion Bath Bomb Recipe: Reach Out to UsDandelion Bath Bomb Recipe: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you enjoyed creating this lovely, herbal bath bomb recipe! If you enjoy bath bomb recipes, then make sure to check back in tomorrow for another original cosmetic recipe. Further, you can reach out to us with any questions that you may have about our bath bombs or anything else. You can find us in the store, on the phone, and on social media. If you want to reach out to us on social media, then there are a few ways to find us. First, we have a Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to find us on both Twitter and Instagram. Not only can you use these platforms to ask questions, but you can share your creations with us and other crafters! So, good luck with your own recipes and keep a lookout for even more fun cosmetic recipes!

Aug
06

Cream of Tartar in Cosmetic Recipes


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Cream of Tartar in Cosmetic RecipesCream of Tartar in Cosmetic Recipes

If you enjoy baking scrumptious desserts or you like to create bath bombs or bubble bars using Natures Garden recipes, then you have probably heard of cream of tartar. However, you may not know what it is made from or what it even does for your products. While it is not glamorous or often known, there are many reasons to use cream of tartar. This ingredient is an integral part of some cosmetic recipes as well as many dessert recipes. If you are curious about the ins and outs of this cosmetic additive, then this is the perfect blog for you!

Cream of Tartar in Cosmetic Recipes: Cream of Tartar History

We can date the creation of cream of tartar back for 7000 years, where the powder was discovered in some ancient village ruins in Iran. Although we don’t know whether cream of tartar was used at this point, it was found in the bottom of a wine making jar. However, it could just been the by product that was ignored after wine making. Around 1769, a chemist in Sweden, who was named CW Scheele, purified cream of tartar and developed the modern practice that is used to purify it to this day. In 1832, Jean Baptiste Biot experimented with this cream of tartar and learned about many of its properties. Throughout the following years this multipurpose ingredient has been used in things like French cuisine, homemade bath bombs, and even natural home cleaners.

Cream of Tartar in Cosmetic Recipes: Advancements in Science

Though studying wine making and the substances that were created during this process, like cream of tartar, Louis Pasteur was able to make some ground break discoveries in organic chemistry. After, preparing the same salt naturally through wine making and synthetically in the lab he realized that the two were not exactly the same. In fact, they were mirror images! After some continued work in the lab he found that he was able to synthetically create both types, while the natural process only resulted in the one type. Now, this is referred to as the Chirality of a molecule, or its “handedness” as it can be left or right. Furthermore, this led to the idea that molecules were not flat, but three dimensional.

Cream of Tartar in Cosmetic Recipes: What is Cream of Tartar?Cream of Tartar in Cosmetic Recipes: What is the Source of Cream of Tartar?

Cream of tartar, or Potassium Hydrogen Tartrate, is a white powdery substance that is slightly acidic in nature. This powder is created from a byproduct when grapes are fermented. So, cream of tartar begins its formation inside the barrels when wine is made. Initially, the substance created is called argol, or beeswing, and it has a red-brown color.  Also, this substance is useful during fermentation, as it helps maintain pH and preserve the grapes during the fermentation process. After, the wine is finished and removed from the container. Then, the argol residue left behind can be purified and turned into white, odorless cream of tartar powder. 

Cream of Tartar in Cosmetic Recipes: What is Cream of Tartar Used For?

There are so many cream of tartar uses that you can take advantage of in your recipes. First, you can use cream of tartar in your desserts and other scrumptious recipes. Also, you can include our cosmetic ingredient in some bath and body recipes as well as fun recipes like homemade play dough. Further, you can use it to clean around the house without using harsh commercial cleaners.

Cream of Tartar in Cosmetic Recipes: Cosmetics

First, cream of tartar can be used to create some fun bath and body recipes! While this ingredient may not seem like much, it is key to many cosmetic recipes. Often, this ingredient is used to enhance or activate the properties of other ingredients. For example, many recipe formulations for bubble bars include cream of tartar. Cream of tartar is used to increase the integrity of the bars. In another instance, this cosmetic ingredient is used to active the baking soda to make bath bombs fizzy and fun. So, this is not an ingredient that you would want to leave out of your cosmetics recipes!

Cream of Tartar in Cosmetic Recipes: Natures Garden Recipes

Since cream of tartar can be useful for creating quality cosmetic recipes, there are a few Natures Garden recipes that include cream of tartar. These quality recipes each use this cosmetic additive to enhance the quality of the product or replace another ingredient that you may to switch out. If you want to see more of the cosmetic recipes that we have created with cream of tartar, then check out the recipe tab on the cream of tartar page.

Cream of Tartar in Cosmetic Recipes: Why is Cream of Tartar Used in Bath Bombs?Cream of Tartar in Cosmetic Recipes: Why is Cream of Tartar Used in Bath Bombs?

If you are looking to create a bath bomb without citric acid, then cream of tartar may be a good option for you. In order to fizz, the baking soda needs a weakly acidic ingredient to activate it. So, you can use something like lemon juice, citric acid, cream of tartar, or another slightly acidic ingredient to create you fizzy bath bomb. We swapped out this ingredient in our Bath Bomb Without Citric Acid Recipe and created some nice, solid bath bombs. While this recipe was slightly less fizzy than a typical bath bomb, it still worked well!

Cream of Tartar in Cosmetic Recipes: What Does Cream of Tartar Do in Bubble Bars?Cream of Tartar in Cosmetic Recipes: What Does Cream of Tartar Do in Bubble Bars?

Also, you can include cream of tartar in your bubble bar recipes. We used this ingredient in our Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bar Recipe as well as many other bubble bar recipes to create fantastic products. When cream of tartar is used as a cosmetic ingredient, it will help to stabilize and hold together all the other important ingredients. So, this important ingredient is perfect for creating fun, quality bubble bar recipes.

Cream of Tartar in Cosmetic Recipes: How to Make Playdough with Cream of TartarCream of Tartar in Cosmetic Recipes: How to Make Playdough with Cream of Tartar

Another fun thing that you can do with this cosmetic ingredient is create fun homemade play dough! Although you can create play dough with out this ingredient, your dough may lack in quality. There are some ingredients that  you can use to replace cream of tartar. However, simply leaving out this ingredient may not leave you with a  result that you like. This ingredient is used to make the dough smoother and softer as well as improve the elasticity Also, this ingredient can be used to persevere the dough in a container for a week or so. So, we’d recommend trying out a recipe that uses Cream of Tartar, like our Scented Play Dough Recipe.

Cream of Tartar in Cosmetic Recipes: All Natural Cleaning

Another benefit of this cream of tartar is that you can use it in some natural cleaning recipes. You can create a paste of just water and cream of tartar. This paste can then be used to clean all sorts of things around the house. First, you can use this paste to make aluminum or copper cookware look cleaner and almost like new. Plus, you can use this paste to shine up metal appliances or help smooth scratched up dishes. Further, you can use a mixture of cream of tartar and lemon juice to remove stains from clothes. After, soaking you can rinse and wash like normal to help keep your clothes looking good. Also, you can even use cream of tartar with hydrogen peroxide to clean the bathroom. Cream of tartar can help with rust in the bathtub and even brightening up the porcelain all over the room.

Cream of Tartar in Cosmetic Recipes: BakingCream of Tartar in Cosmetic Recipes: Using Cream of Tartar for Baking

One of the most common uses for cream of tartar in baking is to stabilize egg whites. This is useful for creating many kinds of desserts, specifically meringue. Also, cream of tartar will help to increase the volume and prevent collapse. You can see in this basic, Good Meringue recipe from Allrecipes that cream of tartar is an important ingredient. Additionally, Cream of tartar can be used to activate the baking soda in a recipe. In fact, you could create your own baking powder with these two powders. However, cream of tartar isn’t the only ingredient that can be used to activate the baking soda. Since both cream of tartar and lemons are acidic, these are a few options that you can use to pair with the baking soda.

Additionally, cream of tartar can be used to improve the quality of candy and other sugary foods. Since this ingredient is slightly acidic, it is useful for helping prevent the sugar from creating large crystals. So, adding this ingredient allows you to create recipes that require a lot of sugar without getting crunchy or gritty. This is useful for creating candy and other sugary treats. This is because including a bit of cream of tartar can keep your recipe from getting too brittle or crunchy. So, anyone creating a sugary syrup, chocolate, hard candy, or other yummy sweets may want to think about adding a but of cream of tartar.

Cream of Tartar in Cosmetic Recipes: Other Uses for Cream of Tartar

Although we have gone through quite a few uses for this cosmetic ingredient, there are a few more ideas for using cream of tartar. You can sprinkle some of this powder to deter ants from your home as well as use this powder to brightening clothes. There are so many neat things you can do with cream of tartar! If you are interested in learning even more about these uses, then check out 8 Surprising Uses for Cream of Tartar by Care2!

 

Cream of Tartar in Cosmetic Recipes: Ask Your QuestionsCream of Tartar in Cosmetic Recipes: Ask Your Questions

We hope that you enjoyed learning a bit about our cosmetic cream of tartar! If you have anymore questions about this botanical herb or any of our other Herbs and Spices, then you can reach out and ask us. You can talk to us in the store or on the phone. Also, you can find us on one of our social media accounts. We have a Facebook page as well as a Twitter and an Instagram (@ngscents). So, there are plenty of ways that you can get in contact us. Hope you create some wonderful products that you enjoy with this cosmetic ingredient!

Cream of Tartar in Cosmetic Recipes: Note About Our Cream of Tartar

Natures Garden sells cream of tartar for external use only. We do not sell our cream of tartar, or any of our products, as a food item or for consumption. So, the information that we provide about cream of tartar is only for educational purposes. We do not intend for you to use this information to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated any of this information. Make sure that you keep your cosmetic ingredients, like cream of tartar, out of reach of any children or pets. Also, pregnant and/or lactating women should take special care when handling our herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products made with our cream of tartar. All product testing is the responsibility of the customer.

Apr
24

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe


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Lavender Mint Bath Bomb RecipeLavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe

It’s spring time! Well, kind of spring time. We had a couple of nice, warm days here in Ohio. What makes you think of spring? Some of our thoughts turn to spring planting. Others think of spring clothes or just looking forward to the bright colors of Mother Nature. I look forward to warmer weather, sunny days and the fresh smells from flowers and newly cut grass. However, at Nature’s Garden, our creative team starts to think of spring recipes and our Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe is a perfect example. With its soft pastel colors and fresh, crisp fragrance, this bath bomb will make you think and smell spring immediately!

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: The Ingredients

First off, before we get started, let’s talk about some of the ingredients we are using in this recipe. Most of your bath bombs use only two basic “bath bomb” ingredients. Baking Soda, Citric Acid. However, we added an extra ingredient into this recipe, Sodium Cocoyl Isethinate, or SCI. SCI is a gentle sufecant derived from coconut and it is used in a variety of cosmetic recipes. Sodium Cocoyl Isethioniate (SCI) gives your soaps, shampoo, bath bombs and bubble bars their bubble action. Most of all, bath bombs need some skin-nourishing oil added in! We chose Jojoba Oil. This oil has remarkable absorption and moisturizing qualities. This bath bomb is going to leave your skin feeling soft and silky after a nice, long soak in the tub!

Our fragrance oil inspiration is our Lavender Mint WOW.  Anybody in the bath and body business will know that lavender is a popular herb known for the soothing and calming effects it can have. Lavender, which is a very down to earth, natural fragrance, however, it can be a bit overwhelming by itself. With a touch of mint added in you have a wonderfully balanced fragrance that is bright yet subtle, crisp yet soft. This bath bomb is a perfect showcase for this fragrance oil. Lavender Mint WOW is an wonderful verdant scent of earthy lavender flowers and fresh peppermint and spearmint leaves! With soft colors of violet, green and white, this pretty, little bath bomb will be a perfect addition to your spring or summer bath and body line!

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Ingredients Found At Nature’s Garden

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need

  • Witch Hazel (in spray bottle)
  • 6- Clear Round Acrylic Fillable Ornaments
  • Mixing Bowls ( You will need 3)
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Scale

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts

  • 166 grams Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI)
  • 512 grams Citric Acid
  • 1,120 grams Baking Soda
  • 18 grams Jojoba Oil
  • 16 grams Lavender Mint WOW Fragrance Oil
  • 7 grams Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant
  • 12 grams Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Prepare Your Work Space and Equipment

Before you begin creating you want to make sure your work area and all the equipment you are using is clean. This will prevent any unwanted particles or bacteria from getting into your bath bombs. Also, make sure you have you have enough room to work in. We highly recommend wearing an apron to protect your clothing and gloves, glasses, and a mask. In addition, you will want to have your Witch Hazel bottles in a spray bottle. Witch Hazel is used to help bind ingredients with little to no action so it’s important to have that handy and ready to go. Water will not be helpful in this recipe and as a side note, this recipe is best prepared in a non-humid climate. Like I stated above, bath bombs are activated by water and simple moisture in the air can slightly activate these guys.

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing the Dry IngredientsLavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing the Dry Ingredients

Are you ready to get started?  So, in the first bowl is going to be your dry ingredients. Take your scale, making sure it is set to grams, and weigh out 166 grams Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, 512 grams Citric Acid, and 1,120 grams of Baking Soda. Then using your gloved hands, mix the ingredients together, breaking up any clumps as you go. Once these are mixed well, set this bowl aside.

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing the Wet IngredientsLavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing the Wet Ingredients

Next, you can combine the wet ingredients together. So, in a separate bowl, with your scale still set to grams, weigh out 18 grams of Jojoba oil and the 16 grams of Lavender Mint Wow Fragrance Oil. Mix this together well using your mixing spoon or even a whisk.

 

 

 

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Mixing the Wet and Dry IngredientsLavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Mixing the Wet and Dry Ingredients

Next, we can combine our wet and dry ingredients together. Slowly add the oils to your dry. For the record, if you happen to get a mild reaction when you add the wet to the dry, don’t panic! It will calm down once you get more dry mixed in. Finally, use your gloved hands to mix the ingredients together. You want to be sure the oils are evenly dispersed throughout the mixture. This bowl can be set aside until later.

 

 

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Separating the DoughLavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Separating the Dough

Now that your base mixture is combined, you can separate the dough so it can be colored. You are going to separate the bath bomb dough into 3 equal portions and there is no distinct weight for each portion so go ahead and eyeball it. Two bowls will be colored with our FUN Soap Colorants and one bowl will remain un-colored.

 

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Mixing the Violet ColorLavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Mixing the Violet Color

Now we can add our colorant! Tare out your scale and to the first bowl, add in 9 grams of Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant. Then using your gloved hands you will mix the color fully and evenly into your dough until you have achieved a nice, pale violet color. You can set this portion aside for the moment.

 

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Mixing the Green ColorLavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Mixing the Green Color

Next, let’s mix the green! Tare out your scale and in your second bowl add 12 grams of Kelly Green FUN Soap colorant. Again, using gloved hands, mix the green colorant in thoroughly and evenly until you have a nice, pale shade of green. Now you can set this bowl aside.

 

 

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Molding the Bath Bombs

There are many types and shapes of bath bomb molds out there that can be used.  Virtually anything can be used as a bath bomb mold! Silicone molds, soap molds, shallow jars or deep lids.  Shop around your local craft store or even look around your kitchen and let your imagination take over! You can make all shapes and sizes of bath treats, however, please keep in mind that you need the mold to have the ability to release easily. With this recipe, we kept it easy and chose a simple, round plastic fillable Christmas ornament that you can find in any craft store.

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Starting With Your First ColorLavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Starting With Your First Color

Next you can start putting these bath bombs together! You may start with any color you wish, however we started with the green dough. Plus you will be using the Witch Hazel now.  Please note, that it is important to not spray the dough with too much of the Witch Hazel. Over spraying can cause the bath bomb ingredients to activate and as a result your bath bomb will not stay together. Now go ahead and spritz your dough with the witch hazel. Using your hands,give it a nice mix. You are looking for the consistency of damp sand. Take one half of the mold. Next, you will take a small amount of dough and press it firmly into the ornament half.

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding on the Second Layer of ColorLavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding on the Second Layer of Color

Next, we can move onto the second color. Again, chose any color you wish. We went with white. Give the mix a spritz of Witch Hazel and mix it well making sure it is the right consistency. Next, take a small amount and press it firmly on top of the first layer.

 

 

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding on the Third Layer of ColorLavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding on the Third Layer of Color

Next, you are going to spritz your third layer of dough with Witch Hazel so give it a quick mix, making sure it looks like damp sand.  Take a small amount. Add it to the second layer. Fill to the top as full as you can get it without it overflowing. Make sure to press the dough firmly down.

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing the Second Half of the Mold

Now we are going to work on the second half of the mold. So, repeat the process of layering as we did in the first half.  With your first color, take a small amount and press it firmly into other half of the mold.

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding the Second Layer of Color

Move on to the second layer by taking a small bit of dough and pressing it firmly onto the first layer.

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding the Third Layer of ColorLavender Mint Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding the Third Layer of Color

Finally, you are going to finish off the second half of the mold with your third layer of color. So, pull off a small amount of dough and push it firmly on top of the previous layer. Next you will be putting the two halves together. So first, give each half of the mold a light spray of Witch Hazel then press the two halves together tightly. Lastly, you will want to place the bath bombs in an area where they will not be disturbed or roll around and let them rest for at least 24 hours. In addition, make sure that the bombs are in a humid-free zone.  Now you can continue building the remaining molds with the same layering process. This recipe should allow for six medium sized bath bombs.

 

See how easy making bath bombs can be? The ingredients are simple and they can be found in your local grocery store! Plus, the kids can even help with making them since there are no hazardous materials used! With a little creativity and inspiration, the possibilities are endless!  We hope you enjoyed this newest edition to our bath bomb recipe collection. We are sure you will love the scented balance of the soft, earthy lavender and the bright, crisp scent of mint combined. These bath bombs will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed. Plus, the scent of Lavender Mint WOW will leave your bathroom smelling like a spa!

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb: Dos and Don’ts of Bath Bombs

In conclusion, I have included  a tiny list of reminders on how to treat your bath bombs after they are made!

Do remember to keep them out of the humidity! The littlest bit of moisture in the air can cause your bath bombs to go off into a fizzy display! Not good from a selling standpoint! Consider airtight containers or glass jars with lids as a display option. Furthermore, bath bombs can shrink wrapped or even placed in cellophane bags and tied tightly with a pretty ribbon or twist tie.  You will want to wrap them right away.

Do use your bath bombs withing a few months of making or receiving them. The fresher the bath bomb the better the bubble and fizz!

Do let your bombs completely set up. Do not attempt to take them out of their molds yet! Your bombs should come out of the mold easily. Simply use the tabs at the top of the mold to pull the two sides apart being careful in removing them.

Don’t use craft glitter in any of your bath bomb creations. Always use a cosmetic grade glitter.

 

Lavender Mint Bath Bomb: Give Us A Shout

Looking for some other bath bomb inspiration? Check out our recipe box! There are a whole bunch more recipes for bath bombs, bubble bars, and bath fizzies! Also, you can show off your bath treats, or anything else you have created with any Nature’s Garden products!  Find us on Facebook, Instagram (@ngscents) or Twitter (@ngscents). Show us what your made! Give yourself a pat on the back for helping the world smell a little bit better!

Mar
01

Bath Bombs vs Bubble Bars


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Bath Bombs vs Bubble BarsBath Bombs vs Bubble Bars

We are often asked about what the differences are between a bath bomb and a bubble bar.  The short answer, you will get fizz with bath bombs vs bubble bars which produce foam.  However, below, we will go into a little more detail.  In addition, we will show you a couple of bath bomb recipes and bubble bar recipes.

Bath Bombs vs Bubble Bars: Bath Bombs

First, let’s take a closer look at bath bombs.  We will talk about why they fizz and how to make them.  So, learn how to color them, scent them, and create them.

Bath Bombs:  Why Do They Fizz?

First, let’s look at bath bombs, also known as bath fizzies.  I am sure you have looked at videos of bath bombs fizzy and creating beautiful colors and designs in bath water.  Well, do you ever wonder why they fizz?  A basic bath bomb is created by combining citric acid with baking soda.  Now, once that combination is placed in water, a chemical reaction is produced.  The product of that chemical reaction is carbon dioxide.  The carbon dioxide is what causes all that fizzing.

Bath Bombs:  How Are They Made?

Creating a very basic bath bomb is quite simple.  You simply mix baking soda and citric acid together.  Once you have mixed your ingredients together, you will begin to lightly mist the mixture with witch hazel.  Witch hazel basically causes the ingredients to slightly react, in the same way water would.  Then, the powders in your mixture are able to attach to each other, thus they can be put in a mold, and once setup, your bath bomb is ready to use.

Although that is all it really takes to create a bath fizzy, you can make it more interesting and beneficial.  Some will add oil to give their skin a little extra love.  Cosmetic clays can also be added to harden the bath bombs and provide your skin with extra nourishment.  The sky really is the limit from micas to herbs, and foaming agents to corn starch.  Of course, bath bombs can also be scented and colored.

Bath Bombs:  How Are They Colored?

We are often asked by clients, how they should color their bath bombs.  Since we carry several types of colorants, it can be a little confusing.  There really are a few ways you could color your bath bombs.  First, you could use Da Bomb Soap Dyes.  These are simply FD&C dyes.  Yes, they will work, BUT since they are water based, they will cause your bath fizzies a slightly activate.  I highly recommend the FUN Soap Colorants.  The FUN Soap Colorants are pigments dispersed in vegetable glycerin.  They stay vibrant and true to color.  They are my personal choice for coloring bath bombs.  However, you can also use natural herbal colorants.

To add color to your bath bombs, simply add the colorant right to your powdered mixture.  Then, use your hands to mix the ingredients together.  It can take quite a bit of mixing to get the colorant fully dispersed.  Of course,  I would highly recommend wearing gloves.  When using multiple colors, you would want to wear clean gloves for each color that you are mixing.

Bath Bombs:  How Are They Scented?

Bath bombs can be scented very easily.  They can be scented with either body safe essential oils or fragrance oils.  As far as the amount of fragrance oil or essential oil to use in a bath bomb, generally our maximum recommendation for fragrance oil is 5% in a body product, but when creating a bath bomb, we tend to use around 1%-3%.  Ultimately though, you don’t want to use any more than 10% total liquids in your bath bomb recipe.

Bath Bombs:  What Kind of Mold Should I Use?

As far as molds and shapes, you really have numerous options.  You can mold them in a round acrylic molds, place them in silicone molds, place them in a jar, or even scoop them!  In fact, bath bombs can even be formed with your hands, just like you would pack a snow ball.

Bath Bombs:  A Few Bath Bomb Tutorials

Below, I will give links to a few bath bomb tutorials.  I will link you to one of each type so, whether you want to mold them, hand sculpt them, scoop them, place them in a jar, or add a little foam, you will find something below.

A Few Bath Bomb Tutorials: Sphere Bath Bombs

First, we will talk about traditional round sphere bath bombs.  To the left, you will see our Sinus Relief Bath Bomb Recipe.  I chose this recipe because, not only does it use peppermint powder as a natural colorant, it also incorporates bentonite clay powder and cut and sifted spearmint leaves.  Finally, it is scented with Natures Garden’s Sinus Relief Fragrance Oil.

A Few Bath Bomb Tutorials: Hand Sculpted Bath Bombs

Now, let’s talk about hand sculpted bath bombs like our Camouflage Bath Bomb Recipe.  So, I know what you’re thinking.  That bath bomb looks round, why can I just use a mold.  Well, to get the army toy in there and the camo look, we needed to hand sculpt it.  You see, this bath bomb has an army toy inside that will come out when it is used.  In addition, we wanted to add camo colors.  So, the best way to create our bath bomb was to hand sculpt it.  Can you imagine, how much your kid would love this bath bomb with a toy that surprises him at bath time?

A Few Bath Bomb Tutorials: Silicone Mold Bath Bombs

Next, we have bath bombs that are placed in silicone molds.  Our Mother’s Day Bath Bomb Recipe is the perfect example.  This bath bomb not only uses a silicone mold, it also uses arrowroot powder and calendula flowers.  Lastly, we scented these bath bombs with Happy and Free Fragrance Oil.  The nice thing about a silicone mold is that it makes removing your finished product a breeze.  Just use caution when choosing your silicone mold.  If you choose one that has too much detail, it may not come through in your finished products very well.

A Few Bath Bomb Tutorials: Ice Cream Scoop Bath Bombs

This type of bath bomb breaks the mold, using an ice cream scoop to create our bath fizzies.  Simply, scoop the bath fizzy mixture just like you would real ice cream.  Give this Rainbow Sherbet Bath Fizzies Recipe a try!  This recipe uses our FUN Soap Colorants for a vibrant rainbow sherbet color!  But, it doesn’t stop there, it’s also scented with Natures Garden’s Rainbow Sherbet Fragrance Oil.

A Few Bath Bomb Tutorials: Bath Bombs That Foam

Now, let’s talk about a sort of bath bomb/bubble bar combo.  Ok, so while it isn’t really a combo in terms of creating a full bubble bath, it will produce a little bit of foam.  The foam is created by the addition of a foaming agent such as SLS, SLSA, or SCI.  Take, for example, our Foaming Rose Petal Bath Bomb recipe.  This rose petal bath bomb contains SCI, so, not only will it fizz, it will also foam.  In addition, SCI, or Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate is a gentle surfactant.  It will leave your skin feeling soft and silky smooth.

A Few Bath Bomb Tutorials: Bath Bombs in a Jar

Finally, bath fizzies can also be placed in a jar.  Then, you can simply place a few spoonfuls of the mixture into your bath water.  However, the mixture can also be placed in a disposable tea bag so you can add herbs without them getting in the tub and going down the drain.  For example, our Fairy Dust Bath Fizzy Recipe will show you how to do just that!  In addition, we added some diamond dust mica pigment to give the fizzy some sparkle and shine!

Bath Bombs vs Bubble Bars: Bubble Bars

Next, let’s look at bubble bars.  While bubble bars are not quite as popular as bath bombs, they are quickly gaining in popularity.  This leaves many people wondering exactly what they are.  While bath bombs fizz, bubble bars produce a ton of bubbles for a relaxing bubble bath.

Bubble Bars:  Why Do They Bubble?

Bubble bars are perfect when you are looking for the ultimate bubble bath.  But, why do they bubble?  The main reason is due to surfactants that are added to bubble bars.  For more information on surfactants, and to read our free class, click here.  Bubble bars contain ingredients such as Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate or Sodium Lauryl Sulfate.  These ingredients are foaming agents that produce the bubbles in your bath tub.  My personal favorite surfactant is sodium cocoyl isethionate or SCI.

Bubble Bars:  How Are They Made?

A bubble bar’s bubbles are created with a foaming agent, such as SLS or SCI.  However, there are several other ingredients used as well.  First, baking soda, corn starch, and cream of tartar are the powdered base of a bubble bar.  In addition, vegetable glycerin is added to moisten the ingredients, turning it into a dough.  Once a bubble bar is formed, no matter the shape or type, it will need time to harden.  It can take several days for the bubble bars to harden.  However, once they have hardened, they can be crumbled under warm running bath water and will create a bubble bath.  While it is a solid bar, it will create a bubble bath the same way a traditional liquid bubble bath would.

Bubble Bars:  How Are They Colored?

When coloring a bubble bar, you can use either our Da Bomb Soap Dyes or our FUN Soap Colorants.  Either one will work in a bubble bar.  Both will create a beautifully colored bubble bar.  In addition, you can add powdered herbs to naturally color your bubble bars.

Bubble Bars:  How Are They Scented?

Bubble bars can be scented with any of Natures Garden’s body safe fragrance oils.  We recommend using 1%-2% of the concentrated fragrance oil in your bubble bar recipe.

Bubble Bars:  How Do I Shape the Bubble Bars?

Bubble bars are formed, often times, into a rolled loaf, then, sliced like a loaf of bread.  However, they can also be hand formed into a variety of shapes.  You can create a unicorn horn, a rainbow, an animal, a flower, or even ice cream scoops.  The possibilities are endless.

Bubble Bars:  How Are They Used?

Bubble bars are very simple to use.  You simply crumble a bubble bar under warm running water.  Then, your bath tub will fill with bubbles.

Bubble Bars:  A Few Bubble Bar Tutorials

Below, we will talk about a few of the bubble bar recipes we have created.  We will talk about the scoopable bubble bars as well as one of our rolled bubble bars recipes.  These tutorials will give you step by step instruction on creating bubble bars.

A Few Bubble Bar Tutorials:  Scoopable Bubble Bars

First, one of our scooped bubble bar recipes.  The dough for these types of bubble bars are created just like any bubble bar.  Then, it is place in the mixing bowl.  Finally, it is scooped just like ice cream.  Then, the ice cream scoop bubble bars simply need time to setup before using them.  You can create our Galaxy Bubble Bars, pictured to the left, in this manner.

A Few Bubble Bar Tutorials: Rolled Bubble Bars

Now, we will talk about a rolled loaf bubble bar recipe.  This type of bubble bar is rolled out just like cookie dough.  You can create multiples layers simply placing rolled out layers directly on top of each other.  Then, you roll the bubble bar dough, in the same manner, you would roll up a pumpkin roll or a jelly roll.  Finally, you simply slice the rolled like just like you would a loaf of bread.  Once the bubble bar hardens, you can use a slice for your bubble bath.  To use your bubble bar, simply crumble a slice under your warm running bath water.

Hopefully, this helps to give you an understanding bath bombs vs bubble bars. Both have a wonderful and fun purpose but they are two different types of products.  If you are looking for even more bubble bar or bath bomb tutorials, click here.  You will find an array of recipes that you can create and use at home or for your business.

 

Feb
22

Crafts for St Patricks Day


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Crafts for St. Patrick's DayCrafts for St Patricks Day

March 17 is a wonderful day if you are Irish. Not many countries have a day dedicated to celebrating their heritage, beliefs and traditions all over the world! Even if you are not lucky enough to have Irish blood coursing through your veins it doesn’t really matter! You can still partake in the fun traditions the Irish have shared with the world! Green beer, corned beef and cabbage, leprechauns and wearing green are just a few ways this amazing country loves to express their heritage loud and clear! 

Crafters are always looking for ways to enhance any kind of holiday or season and St. Patrick’s Day is no exception. We at Nature’s Garden have rounded up some crafts for St Patricks Day to help enhance your line of creations. If you are in need of some fresh inspiration to show off your skills as a candle maker, a soaper or all of the above then take a look through a few of these easy, and fun recipes below!

 

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day Green Beer Candle RecipeCrafts for St Patricks Day Green Beer Candle Recipe

No celebration of your Irish heritage (or just because) would be complete without green beer! So why not a Green Beer Candle? This fun candle recipe uses our gel wax for the beer part and soy wax that is whipped up to give your beer its foamy top! This candle is so innovative and easy! We suggest using a clear beer stein to give your candle that look of realism! We used our Green Irish fragrance oil that is by far one of my favorite scents at Nature’s Garden! An amazingly strong, spicy-sweet scent that works perfectly in all manners of soaping or candle making. It may discolor your product to a lavender color, but if you use a bit of green dye (especially with this recipe) you will not have a problem. This is such an awesome fragrance and the candle is incredibly easy to create!

 

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day Pot O' Gold Candle RecipeCrafts for St Patricks Day Pot O’ Gold Candle Recipe

I bet you think creating such a cute rainbow and pot of gold is going to be complicated! This Pot O’ Gold Candle looks like it is complicated to make, but it is really as simple as can be.  We chose to use beeswax to create the little rainbow scene and it is really a very easy process. Beeswax is very pliable after it has been melted and it will help make this step of the creation quick and easy. We also chose our Joy Wax for the body of the candle.

  Joy Wax is amazing to work with. It has an awesome cold and hot scent throw, it will burn clean and has a nice satiny finish. Our fragrance oil of choice is Green Clover and Aloe. A fresh, floral scent that reminds me of a warm, spring day after it rains! This fragrance oil works well in all soy waxes and even in air fresheners.

 

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day Golden Clover Bath Bombs RecipeCrafts for St Patricks Day Golden Clover Bath Bombs Recipe

Here’s a wonderfully easy bath bomb that helps brighten any bathroom with their shiny gold color! Bath Bombs are always a great reason to have a nice long soak in your bath tub. With a bubbly lather and the spicy citrus scent of our Ginger Lime Fragrance Oil, you’re skin and senses will be happy! Along with the basic ingredients of bath bombs, baking soda, citric acid and corn starch, we have incorporated French Green Clay that is incredibly nutritious to the skin plus it will give some gentle exfoliation. These Golden Clover Bath Bombs would look adorable displayed in a little black cauldron to mimic a pot of gold, don’t you think?

 

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day St. Patty's Day Cold Process SoapCrafts for St Patricks Day St. Patty’s Day Cold Process Soap

Of course, you need a St. Patty’s Day Cold Process Soap to add to your line of St. Patrick’s Day products, so of course Nature’s Garden has a good basic recipe for you to use! This is an easy cold process soap recipe that will help you get started even if you are new to the soap creating craze.

We chose our English Ivy fragrance oil that will scent the air with a  fresh, green floral fragrance and will leave your skin feeling soft and fragrant. This fragrance oil is easy to work with in cold process soaps.  Plus the fragrance will stay strong after your initial cure. With the green and white swirls and a little gold mica thrown in for sparkle, you will have yourself a very nice soap to show off!

 

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask RecipeCrafts for St Patricks Day Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe

This AMAZING, nutrient-packed face mask will leave your skin feeling refreshed, exfoliated and moisturized! That’s a lot of power for a 4 oz. jar!  We have chosen French Green Clay, Spirulina Powder Alfalfa Leaf Powder, Spinach Leaf Powder and Bentonite Clay Powder. These 4 powders alone will boost your complexion with beta-carotene, iron, and vitamin B12, and that’s just naming a few! The powders will help give a gentle exfoliation to deep clean those pores and slough away dead skin cells. To add a bit of aromatherapy, we chose Sweet Fennel and Lavender 40/42 essential oils to make this Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask a definite natural face product! Your skin will definitely feel like it hit the jackpot with this awesome mask!

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day Blarney Stone Soap RecipeCrafts for St Patricks Day Blarney Stone Soap Recipe

There is nothing that says Ireland quite like the story of the Blarney Stone. Even though the legends to how or why the Blarney Stone came to be are numerous, the one true ritual that stays strong is to kiss the blarney stone and you will be given the gift of eloquence!

You may not want to kiss these Blarney Stone Soaps after they have been made, but they will certainly cause people to stop and appreciate your cleverness! These simple soaps are made using Diamond Clear MP Soap and Mango Melt and Pour Soap, and a few Fun Soap colorants in various shades of greens and black. Using plastic cups as your mold, you can layer and create your soaps to look like the Blarney Stone itself. It’s as simple as that! Our White Tea & Ginger fragrance oil has a light floral scent of Earl Grey tea, ginger, yuzu, and bergamot. This is a very popular seller at Nature’s Garden.

 

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day 4-Leaf Clover Layered Soap RecipeCrafts for St Patricks Day 4-Leaf Clover Layered Soap Recipe

Here we have a very easy layered soap that will be almost too pretty to use! This 4 Leaf Clover Layered soap is incredibly simple to create using our Goat’s Milk melt and pour soap base. Each layer is colored with a shade of green from our Fun Soap Colorant collection. Our 4 leaf clover fragrance oil has an amazing scent of sweet grass, wisteria and clover. Is scent retention is strong and true! and it is a very popular scent for St Patty’s Day! These will be such a cute addition to perk up your St. Patrick’s Day line of bath and body products or to even have for your spring line!

 

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day Lime Cupcake Cold Process Soap RecipeCrafts for St Patricks Day Lime Cupcake Cold Process Soap Recipe

These Lime Cupcake Cold Process soap looks good enough to eat! Don’t be tempted to take a lick no matter how good they turn out!  After you get done decorating these fun little bath confections you may want to try your hand at making some real Lime Cupcakes to snack on!

This cold process soap uses simple ingredients for the cupcakes and frosting and the little lime embeds are crafted from Diamond Clear Melt and Pour soap! We chose our Agave Lime fragrance oil that has a bright, crisp scent of lime and the green floral note of the Agave plant This fragrance oil worked perfectly in cold process soap! There was no acceleration, separation, ricing or discoloring! Plus, the scent retention is amazingly strong after the cure!  These cupcakes will definitely impress your customers!

 

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Candle RecipeCrafts for St Patricks Day Rainbow Candle Recipe

Leprechauns are part of St. Patrick’s Day lore. These spritely fairy-folk are mischievous, sneaky and think nothing of teasing you into looking for their pot of gold that they hide at the end of the rainbow!

No St. Patrick’s Day celebration would be complete without this Rainbow Candle! I am sorry to say that there won’t be a pot of gold at the end of this rainbow. This layered candle is a truly simple recipe that uses Pillar of Bliss candle wax and our Spectrum liquid candle dye to create all the colors of the rainbow! This would be a fun project to let the kids help with as there is no melting of candle wax! Shake, scent, pour and layer! Easy as that. Of course, the fragrance of choice for this candle is none other than our Rainbow Fragrance Oil! A truly intoxicating scent of every fruit you can think of will fill the air creating a fresh aroma that will fill your whole house!

 

 

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day Green Tea Blooming Oil RecipeCrafts for St Patricks Day Green Tea Blooming Oil Recipe

Here we have a lovely oil recipe that can be added to your bath!  This is a quick and simple recipe using apricot kernel oil and sweet almond oil as the base. These oils will leave your skin feeling soft, and moisturized. These 2 oils are light and quick-absorbing, with no greasy after-feeling and our addition of Vitamin E is perfect to help nourish the skin. In this Green Tea Blooming Oil we have chosen the very fresh and slightly fruity Green Tea Fragrance Oil. This is a nice green scent to                                                                                                help relax you after a long day on the job.

 

Crafts For St. Patrick's Day Green Apple Candy Bath Bomb RecipeCrafts For St Patricks Day Green Apple Candy Bath Bomb Recipe

These fun, Green Apple Candy Bath Bombs are a great addition to your kids’ bath time! They are a definite must for any St. Patrick’s Day lineup just for the bright green color! We have used baking soda and citric acid for this bath bomb recipe. This recipe incorporates bentonite clay powder which helps harden bath bombs. We have added in a sprinkling of Epsom salts that will help to lend some exfoliation. We chose our Green Apple Candy fragrance oil that smells like a green apple Jolly Rancher! A perfect addition for this kid-inspired recipe!

 

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day Snakes in the Grass RecipeCrafts for St Patricks Day Snakes in the Grass Recipe

According to legend, St. Patrick drove out all the snakes after they had attacked him during his 40-day fast he had been undertaking. The truth was, there were never any snakes in Ireland, ever, and now this tall tale can be put to rest as a fable.

Nature’s Garden Snake in the Grass Bath Fizzy is a perfect addition for your St. Patrick’s Day lineup. Just for this fable alone. This is a very simple recipe that the kids will love! This bath fizzy would be a creative project to teach about the legend. It could even be a fun spring time addition to your kids line of bath products! Made with baking soda, citric acid, Epsom salts and Himalayan Black Salt, you have an incredible cute bath fizzy that is scented with Mr. Pepper MD fragrance oil. Our version of the original Dr. Pepper! Tuck in a couple of little plastic snakes and there you have it! A cute creation to display or give to a little one for a bath treat!

 

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day St. Patrick's Day Candle RecipeCrafts for St Patricks Day St. Patrick’s Day Candle Recipe

Last, but certainly not least, our St. Patrick’s Day Candle. An incredibly easy candle recipe that uses our awesome Golden Foods Soy Wax 464. This wax is a very popular seller here at Nature’s Garden. Soy Wax 464 is easy to work with, melts and sets up beautifully.We have scented this candle with our NG Aloe & White Lilac fragrance oil. This fragrance is a perfect spring scent with a lightly sweet, yet green scent of lilac, Lily of the Valley and a touch of vanilla.

 

There you go folks! A whole bunch of new Crafts for St. Patrick’s Day recipes! We at Nature’s Garden hope we have inspired you with some new ideas to add to your collection, or to even start a new line to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Enjoy creating!

Feb
14

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring


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How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food ColoringHow to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring

Are you curious about how to color bath bombs without food coloring? While food coloring may seem like a simple way to color your bath bombs, there are many other fun and beneficial ways to color your bath and body products. First, you can create a variety of lovely colors for your bath bombs with soap colorants. These soap dyes are perfect for creating some vibrant colors that are perfect for creating all kinds of wonderful designs. Also, you can use different powdered herbs to provide your products with colors naturally. While not all herbs can be used to color your bath products, powdered herbs that have vivid colors are perfect for coloring your homemade bath fizzies. Plus, these herbs can provide you bath bombs with some benefits for your skin. So, there are quite a few different options for creating different colors for your bath and body products.

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Natural Colorants

A great way to color your bath and body products is by adding some powdered herbs to your bath and body recipes. There are many different types of herbs that can be used to create some lovely shades in your products. Further, these herbs often provide your products with some extra beneficial properties for your skin. Some of these herbs are cleansing, full of nutrients, or soothing for your skin and body. This will provide you with both the benefits of a natural colorant and an effective skin care additive. Plus, coloring your products with herbs allows you to keep your products all natural. So, here are some herbs that we have used as colorants in our bath bomb recipes.

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Activated Charcoal PowderHow to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Activated Charcoal Powder

Firstly, you can add color to your bath and body products using activated charcoal powder. This herb is not only great for your skin, but activated charcoal has a rich, dark color that will certainly show in your products. So, this herb is perfect for providing a black color in your bath bombs. In fact, we used this herb to create the Lumps of Coal Bath Bomb. This bath product was made with black salt and natural black colorant to create a recipe that resembles an actual lump of coal! Plus, this festive recipe uses our Elf Sweat Fragrance Oil to add to the aesthetic of the bath bomb. So, you sure to have a perfect recipe for the holidays.

How to Color Bath Bombs With Food Coloring: Beet Root PowderHow to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Beet Root Powder

One way that you can naturally color your bath bombs is the lovely beet root powder. Simply add some of this powdered herb to your bath bomb recipe and you will have a wonderful color for your bath and body products. One color option for coloring is that you can provide your products with a pretty pink color. Alternatively, you can achieve more of a deep red pink color by adding even more of the powdered herb. Just keep adding the beet root herb until you have the perfect shade. Since we wanted a light shade of pink in the Black Cherry Bath Bomb Recipe, we only added a bit of Beet Root Powder to our recipe. But, you can always alter the colors for your own recipes.

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Peppermint Leaf PowderHow to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Peppermint Leaf Powder

Also, you can use herbs to naturally color your products with shades of green. Peppermint leaf powder is a perfect way to create lovely and natural earthy green hues. Not only does this herb provide a nice color for your products, but the peppermint herb has been known to be wonderful for clearing sinuses and providing a cooling effect for the skin. So, the Sinus Relief Bath Bomb Recipe is a perfect recipe for creating a naturally beautiful and effective bath product. This herb is used to provide half of our bath bomb with a green color and the other half has been left white with speckles of Peppermint Leaf Cut and Sifted. So, you are left with a very pretty bath bomb that is perfect for sinus relief.

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Cocoa Powder OrganicHow to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Cocoa Powder Organic

Another fun way to naturally color your bath and body products is Natures Garden’s organic cocoa powder. This powered cocoa is perfect for providing your products with a chocolate brown color that looks absolutely delicious. So, we obviously had to use this natural colorant to color the chocolate chip portion of the Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Bath Fizzies Recipe. This provides you with adorable ice cream scoops scented with Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil. So, these ice cream scoops will smell and look absolutely scrumptious.

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Cosmetic Colorants

While there are many colors that can be created with powdered herbs, there are some hues that can only be obtained with a good colorant. The Natures Garden FUN Soap Colorants are perfect for providing your recipes with bright, inviting colors that make your products look gorgeous. These colors provide you with the creative ability to make all kinds of bath bombs. So, you can use these vibrant colorants to create some amazing bath bomb recipes.

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Deep Purple Fun Soap ColorantHow to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Deep Purple Fun Soap Colorant

First, you can use some soap colorants to create some amazing shades of purple. The Deep Purple FUN Soap Colorant is an amazing, deep color that is perfect for making homemade bath and body products. One fun way to use this colorant is to create the  Blackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bar Recipe. These adorable little bath bomb scoops look just like ice cream. Plus, the mica adds to the colorant to create a beautiful color. Further, the appearance of this bath product pairs wonderfully with the Blackberry Bling Bling Fragrance Oil. So, you are sure to love this adorable bath and body product.

How to Color Bath Bombs With Food Coloring: Ultramarine Blue Fun Soap Colorant How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant

You can create some amazing colors for your bath and body products with Natures Garden soap colorants. One great colorant option is the Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant. This bath and body ingredient is perfect for creating gorgeous shades of blue. Anything from light baby blue to a deep royal blue can be created with this cosmetic colorant. Just change the amount of colorant you include to create a wide array of beautiful shades. We used this lovely blue colorant to create the Blueberry Bath Bomb Recipe. This bath recipe is colored half white and half blue to create a fun bath bomb. Plus, it is scented with our Blueberry Fragrance Oil. So, this bath bomb certainly has the perfect color for the freshly ripened aroma.

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Yellow Oxide FUN Soap ColorantHow to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Plus, you can create some gorgeous bath bomb recipes with the Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant. We created the lovely Golden Clover Bath Bomb Recipe with this colorant and it turned out absolutely beautiful. We used this lovely colorant to perfectly create a delightful gold color by combining the Yellow Oxide colorant with 24K gold mica. This provided our lucky clover bath bombs with the perfect gold color with a lovely shine. So, you will be able to create a gorgeous, shimmering bath bomb with this soap colorant that is sure to wow. 

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Neon Pink FUN Soap ColorantHow to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant

Also, you can create some beautiful shades of color for your bath and body products with this cosmetic colorant. So, adding the Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant to your bath bomb recipes can provide you with some amazingly vibrant shades of pink for your products. We used this colorant to perfectly color our Muddy Pig Bath Bomb Recipe. The majority of our bath bomb is the gorgeous shade of pink that is as pink as a little piglet. Then, there is a bit of brown added to the bath fizzy as well to create the look of a cute little muggy piggy. Finally, we add a little toy pig for a bath bomb the kids will love. This is the perfect bath and body product that is cute and great for your skin!

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

Another fun colorant that you can use in your homemade bath bombs is the Ultramarine Violet Soap Colorant. This cosmetic colorant is perfect for creating lovely shades of purple for your bath bomb creations. We at Natures Garden used this colorant to create the Sugar Plum Bath Bomb Recipe. This pretty bath bomb is a gorgeous light purple hue with mica dust sprinkled on top. So, the product goes perfectly with the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Fragrance Oil that is in this recipes, as well. You will love the combination of this lovely colorant with the sweet scent of this fragrance oil!

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Neon Green FUN Soap ColorantHow to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant

Plus, there are even more colors that you can use in your bath bomb recipes. You can create some gorgeous shades of green with the Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant. We used this color along with some of the Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant to create the Green Apple Candy Bath Bomb Recipe. So, we were able to create the perfect green apple shade of green for our bath bomb! Further, this color perfectly pairs with the Green Apple Candy Fragrance Oil. This is sure to provide you with a gorgeous bath bomb that smells delicious.

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Neon Blue FUN Soap ColorantHow to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant

Another great colorant that you can use in your bath and body products is the Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant. This soap colorant is a brighter shade of blue that is perfect for creating some vivid shades of blue. We tried out this bath and body colorant in our Fish Toy Bath Bomb Recipe and it is absolutely perfect for this product. This recipe uses tiny fish sprinkles and a bright, ocean blue to create an amazing bath bomb recipe. Plus, the Mermaid Kisses Fragrance Oil matches this bath bomb perfectly. Try out our recipe or create your own beautiful blue colored bath bombs.

How to Color Bath Bombs Without Food Coloring: Using Your Food Dye

Since you have new coloring alternatives to food dye, you may want to figure out how else you can use your food dye. So, leave the soap colorant and naturally coloring herbs for making the bath recipes and let’s have some fun with the leftover food coloring. You can find a few fun ways that you can use food dyes in the article “12 Fun Things to Do With Food Dye”  by Escape Adulthood. This list of ideas contains a variety of fun ways that you can try using your food dyes. This includes recipes like mashed potatoes, coloring flowers, and many other fun ideas. So, check out this list to find some fun and colorful ideas!

We hope that you enjoyed some of the different ways there are to color your bath bomb recipes. If you are interested in finding more colors to work with, then you can find more soap colorants on our website under the FUN Soap Colorants page. Also, you can find more powdered herbs that can be used to naturally color your bath and body products. If you are curious about using any of these colorants or powdered herbs, then feel free to reach out to us either on the phone or on social media. We have a Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, we can be found on Instagram and Twitter, @ngscents. We hope to hear from you soon and that you enjoy creating your beautifully colored bath bombs!

Feb
13

Bath Bombs For Kids


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Bath Bombs For KidsBath Bombs For Kids

As a parent, I know how difficult it can be to get some kids to take a bath. It can literally become a chore for them and for you. Even if they have the tub filled to the top with toys and bubbles, it can still be just a boring chore for them. And while there isn’t anything wrong with bubbles in the bathtub they can also be boring. How about livening up bath time with a fun bath bomb just for kids? Nature’s Garden has created some Bath Bombs for Kids that will surely make bath time a lot less boring and a lot more fun!

The ingredients used in most of the bath bombs are baking soda: a natural deodorizer that helps keep your skin soft and smooth. Citric acid: this ingredient puts the fizz in any bath bomb recipe and also helps the bath bomb produce foam. Each bath bomb has a different oil used that will help keep little one’s skin soft and hydrated after the fun is over.

 

Bath Bombs for Kids Camouflage Bath BombBath Bombs for Kids Camouflage Bath Bomb

Bath bombs don’t have to be all girly! This Camouflage Bath Bomb will be a big hit with little boys right off the bat! The cool camo colors of green, tan, brown and black will catch any little boy’s eye right off.  We’ve chosen Deadly Weapon fragrance oil to turn this kid bomb into a big kid bomb! It has a rugged, masculine scent of spice and leather. Tucked inside the bath bomb, though, is a neat little army guy that will appear when the bath bomb has completely dissolved! How neat would these be to create these as a party favor or to just make for any little man in your life?

 

Bath Bombs for Kids Muddy Pig Bath BombBath Bombs for Kids Muddy Pig Bath Bomb

Muddy Pig Bath Bomb is a totally cute way for kids to jump in the tub to get themselves clean! It’s a bright pink ball with brown, muddy spots all over it, but what’s inside is what gives this bath bomb its name! A tiny, pink toy pig is hiding in the middle, waiting for bath time to be over! We’ve used baking soda, citric acid and apricot kernel oil to keep your little one’s skin soft and smooth. Butterfly Flower fragrance oil is what we chose for this bomb. A light, green floral bouquet with a touch of tang! It’s the perfect scent for any little kid wanting to get clean.

 

Bath Bombs for Kids Cow Pie Bath BombBath Bombs for Kids Cow Pie Bath Bomb

Cow Pies don’t sound like a good way to get clean! Well, of course, it’s not THAT kind of Cow Pie, but a Cow Pie Bath Bomb! Using the base mix of baking soda, citric acid and apricot kernel oil, your little cowboy or cowgirl will have soft, squeaky clean skin when it’s all said and done. And to keep them in the bath without getting bored a surprise awaits them when the bath bomb has fizzled itself out! A tiny little cow that can hang out in the bathtub with them while they bathe! We chose the fragrance oil Hayride to compliment this farm-inspired bath bomb. A sweet balsam and cedar wood scent to remind you of time spent outdoors!

 

Bath Bombs for Kids Superman Bath FizziesBath Bombs for Kids Superman Bath Fizzies

Not all bath bombs have to be round in shape. You can mold them into anything or any shape you want! For our Superman Bath Fizzies, we used a mini ice cream scoop and don’t they look just like scoops of Superman Ice Cream? Make sure your kiddos aren’t tempted to take a nibble! With their bright colors of blue, red and yellow they are definitely eye catching! And as they fizzle away in the bathtub, you can smell our Strawberry Soda Pop fragrance oil, that reminds you of fizzy bubbles, strawberries and sugar! This bath fizzie will make bath time a sweet experience!

 

Bath Bombs for Kids Dinosaur Egg Bath BombBath Bombs for Kids Dinosaur Egg Bath Bomb

I don’t know too many little boys who are not fascinated at some point with dinosaurs. They’re amazing creatures of the past that make some of us happy that they no longer exist. So if you have a little boy or even a little girl that loves dinosaurs, this Dinosaur Egg Bath Bomb would be a perfect bath time treat for them. On the outside, it looks like a dinosaur egg, and each layer reveals a new color as it melts away in the bath water until out pops a baby dinosaur that was waiting to hatch! The fun part is not knowing what kind of dinosaur is hiding inside. Kids can have fun guessing which type of dinosaur will appear before the bath ends! To help give this bath bomb a tropical feel, we chose Bermuda Triangle fragrance oil. An excellent fruity blend of melons and citrus fruit with the sweet tang of McIntosh apples!

 

Bath Bombs for Kids Fish Toy Bath BombBath Bombs for Kids Fish Toy Bath Bomb

Here’s another fun, hidden toy bath bomb that reminds you of the sea! With it’s bright, neon blue color and candy fish sprinkles on top, this Fish Toy Bath Bomb is a perfect addition to any kid’s bath time! Scented with Mermaid Kisses fragrance oil, your bathroom will smell like a soft, floral underwater playground. When the bath bomb has fizzled out, what kind of surprise is going to pop out? What kind of fish? You’ll have to wait until bath time over to see!

 

Bath Bombs for Kids Christmas Tree Bath BombBath Bombs for Kids Christmas Tree Bath Bomb

I bet you didn’t think taking a bath at Christmas time could be festive. Well, it can! Not only are these cute Christmas Tree bath bombs fun to have for the kids to use but they would make adorable little stocking stuffers or even a cute addition to a soap and lotion gift basket creation. You can even decorate these bath bombs with some round candy sprinkles for ornaments. We’ve chosen our Kringleberry fragrance oil that has a Christmas-y aroma of spiced oranges, apples and evergreen.

 

Bath bombs for Kids Cotton Candy Bath BombBath bombs for Kids Cotton Candy Bath Bomb

These fun bath bombs don’t have to be just for the kids. They don’t need to know that mom used one when she was soaking off some stress in a nice hot bath! These Cotton Candy bath bombs are perfect for kids or adults! So simple to make and the Cotton Candy fragrance oil that smells of strawberry and vanilla will fill your bathroom and leave it smelling like a carnival!

 

 

Bath Bombs for Kids Peeps Bunny Bath BombBath Bombs for Kids Peeps Bunny Bath Bomb

Now, these peeps are for bathing and not eating! They truly look like the marshmallow treat so warn your kiddos to not take a nibble. To give these Peeps Bunny Bath Bombs an even more realistic appearance, we’ve covered them in sugar to give them the feel of the popular Easter snack! The sugar also makes a nice, natural exfoliate to help keep the skin soft and smooth. We have chosen our Honey Almond fragrance oil that is a delicate, sweet scent of almonds, vanilla and honey.                                                                                              This is a very nice scent for kids.

 

Bath Bombs for Kids Snakes in the Grass Bath FizziesBath Bombs for Kids Snakes in the Grass Bath Fizzies

This looks almost too cute to use, but if your kid is frustrating about taking baths, bribe them with this fun bath fizzy! Snakes in the Grass Bath Fizzies do not look like your typical bath bomb, but that’s okay! You get the same reaction in your bath water just like you would with a regular bath bomb. We got creative using Hawaiian Black Salt for the dirt and little white candy ball sprinkles added in to make it look more like potting soil! Hawaiian Black Salt also makes a wonderful exfoliator that is both gentle and beneficial to the skin! Even kids’ tender skin! The fragrance oil we chose was Mr. Pepper MD which smells incredibly similar to the always popular soda pop, Dr. Pepper. When it’s bath time, scoop a spoonful of bath fizzy into the water and let the kids soak away! Toss in one of the little, plastic snakes for the kids to play with and when bath time’s over, dry off Mr. Snake and poke him back into the jar!

 

Bath Bombs for Kids Sugar Plum Bath BombBath Bombs for Kids Sugar Plum Bath Bomb

Here we have one of our newest recipes, our Sugar Plum Bath Bomb! A perfect way to get any little girl to have some tub time! It’s perfectly purple with a little sparkle added to it from diamond dust mica and of course the fragrance oil that inspired it, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. A sweet and spicy blend of plums, cherries, cinnamon and clove! This recipe, however, differs slightly than the others. In addition to baking soda, citric acid and a cosmetic oil, we have incorporated Sodium Cocyl Isethionate or SCI. This ingredient is popular in bubble bars, bath bombs and in shampoos. It is a gentle foaming agent. So, not only will this bath bomb leave your skin soft and silky, it will perform a fizzing and foaming dance in your bath tub!

 

Bath Bomb for Kids Galaxy Bubble BarsBath Bomb for Kids Galaxy Bubble Bars

This is a fun recipe for young ones and tweens! With the addition of bright neon FUN Soap Colorants and the sparkle of diamond dust, your kids bath time will leave their skin soft with a touch of sparkle!  While it is actually a bubble bar, we thought it was worth mentioning. We’ve used Sodium Cocyl Isethionate, or SCI, in this recipe that let’s your Galaxy Bubble Bar give off some foam for that “bubble” action. We chose Grape Happy Camper Fragrance oil for this recipe that is a sweet, juicy grape scent that will remind you a popular hard candy that you enjoyed as a child!

 

Bath Bombs for Kids Monster Bath CookiesBath Bombs for Kids Monster Bath Cookies

These Monster Bath Cookies may look like a Halloween sweet treat but try not to let the kids take a nibble! We’ve used cocoa butter in this recipe that will leave the skin soft and nourished. We’ve also used Epsom salts that is very beneficial to the skin, young or old. With some fun edible eyeballs peeking out of the green cookie, your kids will have a blast watching this cookie fizzle and bubble away at bath time! We also used our Magic Potion fragrance oil that gives this bath cookie an extra Halloween boost! It is a fruity blend of peaches, grapes and plums with a touch of rose!

 

 Bath Bombs for Kids Christmas Bath Cookies Bath Bombs for Kids Christmas Bath Cookies

How about setting out a plate of these Christmas Bath Cookies out, but not for Santa! Display these bath treats in your bathroom to use during the holiday season! They look so much like Christmas cookies that you may have to put a warning label on them to not consume! These bath cookies have a couple of extra touches added to give you more than a bath bomb! The cookie part is the bath bomb part and the frosting on the cookie is a mixture of whipped soap base and coco butter melt and pour soap! Kind of like you can have your cake and eat it to! You can have a bath bomb and get clean, soft skin also! Of course, this bath treat smells amazing since we used our Christmas Cookies fragrance oil! A true bakery scent of vanilla and buttery cookie!

 

Bath Bombs for Kids Easter Egg Bath FizziesBath Bombs for Kids Easter Egg Bath Fizzies

Now wouldn’t these Easter Egg Bath Fizzies would make a cute addition to a basket full of the Peeps Bunny Bath Bombs? These eggs are made with your basic bath bomb ingredients of baking soda and citric acid, and are super easy to make! To create the egg shape you will use fillable plastic Easter eggs as your mold and some pretty FUN Soap Colorants. Before you know it you will have 10 fizzy eggs made in no time at all! We chose our Jelly Bean fragrance oil that has an amazing cherry scent with a touch of vanilla and musk! These eggs, along with the Bunny Peeps would also make a cute little gift bag to add to a child’s Easter basket!

So there you go! If your tired of bath time being a chore for your little one, or are just looking to expand your children’s line of products,  these bath bombs for kids are a fun way to go! We hope we have helped inspired you with some of these fun recipes that are truly simple to make. Have fun creating!

Jan
26

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils


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15 Best Designer type Fragrance Oils15 Best Designer type Fragrance Oils

We all have our favorite designer perfumes, lotions, bath products and cologne. Sometimes they can be pricey. Or you want the whole line of the fragrance, from the perfume down to the body wash and lotion and that can get expensive too. If you’re looking to supply yourself or your customers with a designer line of fragrances, give our Designer Dupes chart a look over and you might be surprised to find some of your favorite scents on there. Everything from your favorite perfumer down to your fabric softener. Not only can you have your favorite fragrance as a body splash, lotion or soap, but you can even create linen spray or air room freshener and have it around you all the time! While the following fragrances are just the tip of the iceberg, here are Natures Garden’s 15 best designer type fragrance oils!  However, be sure to check out our complete list of our designer duplications here.

 

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Baby Powder

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Baby PowderThis fragrance is reminiscent of Johnson’s Baby Powder! Light, fresh and powder, this scent will take you back to baby days when powder was used help cure diaper rash. It’s also good for freshening yourself up, sprinkling a little powder on the roots of your hair to help take away the oiliness if you don’t wash your hair daily. Believe it or not, you can even sprinkle a little on Barbie Doll’s legs to make putting boots or tights on and taking them off a bit easier! Who knew?

When Baby Powder fragrance oil was tested in CP soap there was no ricing, or separation. There was some acceleration, therefore we suggest soaping at room temperature. The soap did discolor to a beige.  However, Vanilla White Color Stabilizer may help slow the discoloration.  The fragrance stays strong and true throughout the cure. Baby Powder fragrance oil also works wonderfully in bath and body products, and in candles.

Here’s a wonderful powder recipe using our Baby Powder fragrance oil! A perfect addition to your line of bath and body products. Our Natural Baby Powder Recipe uses arrowroot powder, lavender flower powder, and chamomile flower powder.

 

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Bubble Luscious

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Bubble LuciousEverybody loves the smell of bubble gum! How can you not? Sweet, sugary with a touch of vanilla! This Bubble Luscious fragrance oil is reminiscent of a childhood favorite, bubble gum. A fun fragrance for a line of children’s bath and body products!

 

 

Bubble Luscious fragrance oil tested wonderfully in candles, bath and body products and also in CP soap. There was no ricing, separation, or acceleration. Natures Garden’s Bubble Luscious scent had some slight discoloration to a slight tan. The scent retention was amazingly strong after cure time!

Nature’s Garden has a wow-factor MP Embed CP Soap Recipe that uses the delicious Bubble Luscious fragrance oil. Using melt and pour soap for the swirls and decorations, and CP soap for the main bar, you will end up with a soap that is almost too pretty to use! Once you smell that bubblegum smell though, you’ll change your mind!

 

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Christmas Wreath

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Christmas WreathCandles are very popular. Let’s be honest, some of them are incredibly expensive! Nature’s Garden Christmas Wreath fragrance oil is a dead on dupe. Traditional and welcoming, you will have a scent of pine, and balsam and holly berry. A definite must have at Christmas time!

 

Christmas Wreath tested well in all products. Candles, room scenting, bath and body and in CP soap. There was no ricing, separation, acceleration or discolorization! The scent retention stayed true and strong.

Here at Nature’s Garden, we decided to create something a little more unique. Everybody loves a nice cozy fire at Christmas time. What a wonderful gift these Christmas Wreath Fire Starters would be for anybody that has a fireplace! They are simple to create using Pillar of Bliss candle wax, nettle leaf, which has a light, woody smell, and juniper berries, you can create a bunch to have on hand anytime or anywhere you have a fire!

 

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Ferocious Beast

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Ferocious BeastFerocious Beast Fragrance Oil is a popular designer duplication of Abercrombie’s Fierce. Our version has light citrusy top notes of orange, lemon, and lime.  It continues with middle notes of middle notes of rosemary, jasmine, lily of the valley, vetiver, and rose. And it finishes with a woody undertone of oakmoss and white musk. It’s a wonderful men’s fragrance that is very popular with the younger crowd.

Ferocious Beast was tested in candles, bath and body products and in CP soap. It behaved perfectly on all counts. The fragrance stayed true and strong throughout, even after the CP cure. In soap testing, there was no ricing, acceleration, separation. However, Ferocious Beast does discolor to a light lavender color.

Bath bombs are so popular, with kids and adults alike. We created a bath bomb using Ferocious Beast that puts the wild in this Wild Bath Bomb Recipe. Super simple to make with Citric Acid, Baking Soda and Kaolin clay powder, you can get creative with Fun Soap colorant of Eye Poke Orange and Orange Oxide to create a wild orange and white stripe bath bomb!

 

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Icy Shine

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Icy ShineHere’s a fragrance oil that is similar to a popular line of hair care products. A vibrant blend of raspberries, rose, vanilla and musk. It’s easy to create your own hair care products at home and have them smelling the real thing!

 

 

Icy Shine fragrance oil tested perfectly in CP soap! There was no ricing, acceleration, separation or discolorization! The scent retention was awesome in CP soap, candles and bath and body products!

 

So who would have thought you can make your own hair gel? Nature’s Garden has developed a Silky Hair Gel recipe using Icy Shine fragrance oil and it requires very little ingredients! Flax seed is the main ingredient and when you add hot water to it, you can create a flax gel! Voila! With an addition of Optiphen and your fragrance oil, your hair will be good to go!

 

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Honey Bunny

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Honey BunnyIf you are in love with scents from our Crush category, then this designer type deserves some recognition! Honey Bunny fragrance oil is light, sweet scent of oranges, apples, and honey with a touch of musk. A good scent for bath bombs, bubble bars or even children’s soap!

 

Honey Bunny fragrance oil performed perfectly in CP soap. There was no ricing, separation, or acceleration. It did color to a slight tan. This fragrance oil also did well in candles, bath and body products and in air fresheners.

Making your own Antibacterial Foaming Hand Soap is such an easy recipe! Using Nature’s Garden Imagine Base and Honey Bunny fragrance oil, you can have a bunch of these ready to go for the cold and flu season in no time!

 

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Knock Out

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Knock OutHere’s a fragrance oil that is Natures Garden’s created to smell similar to Old Spice Swagger. A spicy, rich, woody scent, Knock Out fragrance oil would be an awesome addition to your men’s line of bath products or even for the men in your life!

 

 

We tested Knock Out in CP soap and found that it performed perfectly. No ricing, acceleration, separation or discoloring. The scent definitely mellows out during the cure time, but don’t let that discourage you! Knock Out fragrance oil also worked well in bath and body products, candles and in air freshers!

whipped shaving soapLooking for something other than soaps, body sprays, or candles to add to your men’s line? Try this Whipped Shaving Cream recipe as a fun and easy addition. Using our Whipped Soap Base, mango butter, and bentonite clay powder, you will have yourself a wonderful shaving soap that will leave their face soft and moisturized!

 

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Mrs. Claus’s Cookies

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Mrs. Claus's CookiesMrs. Claus Cookies fragrance oil is a Nature’s Garden best seller! With a strong sugar cookie scent, it is our version of Vanilla Bean Noel. This fragrance oil is a must have in all your line of candles, bath and body products or even in air fresheners.

 

 

When we tested Mrs. Claus Cookies in CP soap, it did amazing! No ricing or acceleration and no separation. However, due to the high vanillin content in this oil, your products will color to a chocolate brown. Vanilla White Color Stabilizer may be used to help slow this process down. This fragrance also did well in candles, and bath and body products.

Since we know Mrs. Claus cookies is awesome in soap and candles, Nature’s Garden decided to get creative and made Scented Play Dough with this yummy fragrance oil and 4 other scents! Making this play dough is not even close to being difficult. Using flour, cream of tartar, salt and vegetable oil, you got yourself an amazing base for some fun. Use some soap colorants to create cool colors, and our Christmas scented fragrance oils, including Mrs. Claus Cookies, you will have 5 different types of scented play dough in no time!

 

15 Best Designer Fragrance Oils NG Burst of Energy

15 Best Designer Fragrance Oils NG Burst of EnergyIf you love salon hair products, then you may be familiar with some of the shampoos and conditioners. Our NG Burst of Energy is an amazing version of a quite popular hair care product! A green, citrusy fragrance oil that is light and very refreshing! Compare NG Burst of Energy fragrance oil to the smell of Biolage Matrix shampoo and conditioner.

NG Burst of Energy did very well in CP soap testing. It had a perfect pour with no ricing, separation or acceleration. There was no discoloring in our testing process. This fragrance also did well in candles and bath and body products with the scent retention staying strong!

If you enjoy making your own hair care products, we have a Curl Pop Hair Gel recipe that is a definite must try. Using flax seed to help create the gel and Epsom salts that not only will give your hair some volume but is useful in removing excess oils in your hair, you have yourself a homemade creation to give those frizzy curls some life!

 

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils NG Copper Hue Suntan Lotion

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils NG Copperhue Suntan Anything that reminds me of a hot summer day is going to be my favorite fragrance oil! Natures Garden’s NG Copper Hue Suntan Lotion is similar to Coppertone Suntan Lotion! Smelling of green herbs, jasmine, rose and lilac, you can imagine yourself at the beach, pool or just in your backyard, soaking up some rays and being lazy!

This fragrance oil performed perfectly in CP soap. There was no separation, ricing or accelerating and no discoloring! The scent stayed strong and true. NG Copper Hue Suntan also did well in candles and bath and body products!

If you’re looking for some summer inspiration in your candles, our Day At the Beach Candle recipe is a fun addition. Using Pillar of Bliss to create your sand and Joy Wax for the sea, you will have everybody impressed with such a simple project!

 

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils NG Island Fresh

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils NG Island FreshIf you love the smell of Gain’s Island Fresh fabric softener then our NG Island Fresh fragrance oil is the way to go! A fresh air scent of jasmine, rose, greenery and lavender you will have some amazing smelling products with this fragrance oil

 

 

NG Island Fresh did well in CP soap testing. There was no ricing, discoloring or separation. However, there was some acceleration so soaping at room temperature is recommended. The scent retention was strong and true after the cure also. This fragrance oil also tested well in candles, bath and body products and also in air fresheners.

Here’s an easy way to smell up your car, your closet, your bathroom or even your locker at school! Island Fresh Air Fresheners are a quick project that takes no time at all. Create a bunch to give out to those that have a “stinky air” problem. Hang them up and you have good smells everywhere and anywhere you wish!

 

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Rice Petals and Shea Butter

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Rice Petals and Shea ButterRice Petals & Shea Butter fragrance oil is a popular seller at Nature’s Garden. A light, sweet and spicy scent, with top notes of ozony sea water, crushed ginger root, and anise leaves.  Followed by middle notes of coconut milk and rice flower. Finally, our Rice Petals and Shea Butter scent sits on base notes of amber, musk, and sandalwood. This fragrance oil is a wonderful addition to your bath and body product line.

When we tested our Rice Petals & Shea Butter aroma in CP soap, it did accelerate some, soaping at room temperature is strongly suggested. It does rice, but stick blends out, and there was no separation. No discoloration also and it had a good scent retention. Rice Petals & Shea Butter also did well in candles and bath and body products!

Rice Petals and Shea Butter Fragrance Oil RecipeIf you’re looking for a nice new CP soap recipe, give this Gentle Avocado Cold Process Soap recipe a try. Using skin beneficial ingredients such as Avocado Oil, Shea Butter, and Coconut Oil, you have an easy soap that is gentle on the skin and leaves it feeling hydrated, soft and smelling sweet.

 

15 Designer Type Fragrance Oils Sinus Relief

15 Designer Type Fragrance Oils Sinus ReliefAre looking for a soothing scent to help relieve your stuffy nose? Our very best seller Sinus Relief fragrance oil is just that! Many people can’t even tell the difference between this scent and a popular brand! Eucalyptus, camphor, and mint all combine to give your sinuses a lift in the right direction.

 

Sinus Relief fragrance oil did amazing in all categories! CP soap had a perfect pour with no ricing, acceleration, separation or discoloring! It makes creating soap quick and easy! It also did well in candles, bath and body products and in air fresheners.

With cold and flu season is upon us so the need for relief of stuffy noses is a must! We have an amazing recipe for Sinus Relief Bath Bomb. We’ve used peppermint leaf, and spearmint leaf to enhance the Sinus Relief fragrance oil. Pop one into a steamy, hot bath and relax while the scent helps unclog your stuffed up sinuses in no time!

 

15 Designer Type Fragrance Oils Vanilla Buttercream

15 Designer Type Fragrance Oils Vanilla ButtercreamNext, Vanilla Buttercream fragrance oil quickly became a definite best seller for us! A strong scent of Tahitian Vanilla, powdered sugar and butter rum, you’re going to want a cupcake with some fluffy whipped frosting on top!

 

 

Vanilla Buttercream performed very well in CP soap testing. While there was no ricing, acceleration or separating, however, it did discolor to a chocolate brown due to the high vanillin content. We suggest using Vanilla White color stabilizer to help slow this process down. The scent retention was strong after its cure. Vanilla Buttercream also did wonderfully in candles, and bath and body products!

We created a fun, not-your-ordinary-soap recipe using Vanilla Buttercream fragrance oil. Vanilla Foaming body Frosting smells like real frosting, so don’t be tempted to take a lick! Our Whipped Soap Base and some real powdered sugar is all it takes to turn you into a bath time dessert! An easy recipe to have on file!

 

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Yeah for Yummy

15 Best Designer Type Fragrance Oils Yeah for YummyYeah for Yummy fragrance oil scents the air with fresh, sweet raspberries, strawberries and cherries.  Then, touches of tree ripe peaches squeezed with fresh lemons and essential oil of tangerine warmed by soft woods hit the air.

 

 

Yeah for Yummy did amazing on all counts. CP soap testing had no acceleration, ricing or separation.  There was also no discoloring and the scent after the cure was amazing and strong! This fragrance oil also did well in candles, bath and body products and in air fresheners!

Nature’s Garden created this sweet Foaming Sugar Scrub that will leave your skin feeling soft, moisturized and fresh! Using our Whipped Soap Base and some real sugar, this recipe couldn’t get any easier! Your skin will also be left smelling like you used the expensive brand of soap when in reality you have a homemade product that was cheaper to create than buy!

There you have it, folks! Natures Garden’s 15 best designer type fragrance oils that smell like the real thing, but aren’t. Have fun creating your own designer line of our best dupes! People want to smell like their favorites and now you can give it to them with no problems at all!

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11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil


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Macadamia Nut Oil11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil

Macadamia nuts are not just for eating! Macadamias are grown in Australia, New Zealand and most notably in Hawaii. This oil is excellent for cooking, especially for frying as it has a low smoking point and is also good for a base in salad dressings. However, it is also a wonderful addition to cosmetics and bath and body products. The oil provides nourishment and emollient to dry, aging skin. It absorbs quickly, leaving you feeling soft and not greasy. Macadamia Nut Oil is high in Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids. Those are good fatty acids that help the body out!  Macadamia Nut Oil also has high levels of antioxidants and because of this, it is not prone to rancidity. Below we have 10 ways to use Macadamia Nut Oil in some of our favorite recipes here at  Nature’s Garden. Most of us enjoy giving gifts to our friends and loved ones. Especially homemade gifts. Give a few of these recipes a try and create some amazing smelling bath and body products!  So below we have 11 ways to use macadamia nut oil in your cosmetic recipes. We hope you enjoy making them!

Sugar Plumb Bath Bomb Recipe11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil Sugar Plum Bath Bomb

Most kids don’t like taking baths. Add in a Sugar Plum Bath bomb and it will turn a boring, old bath into a colorful, fizzing bunch of fun! Any little girl would love to have one of these dropped into their bathtub and watch the water turn colors! Like most bath bombs, it’s fun and easy to make!  We made Macadamia Nut Oil our star of this bomb for some conditioning lather, a little diamond dust for some girly sparkle and our Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy fragrance oil, which inspired us to create this cool bath bomb, has woodsy scent of plums, strawberries, cherries and cinnamon. Your little girl’s bath time will definitely be “the bomb”.

Almond Body Cream Recipe11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil Almond body Cream Recipe

Almond lotion has been popular for quite a long time. It has a wonderful light, cherry fragrance and it absorbs nicely. What makes it even better is that you can make it in your own home and get the same benefits as the real deal! Our Almond Body Cream uses Sweet Almond Oil and Macadamia Nut Oil. They both are amazing at absorbing quickly into the skin leaving you feeling soft and non-greasy. The Almond Fragrance Oil is very reminiscent of the real thing! We are sure you will love this lotion and hope you give it try.

 

Blackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bars11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil Blackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bar Recipe

Next up is a popular recipe that uses just a few simple, natural ingredients to create a fun, sweet smelling bubble bar. Our Blackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bar uses baking soda, cream of tartar and cornstarch. You can’t get more simple than that! We’ve added Macadamia Nut Oil to give your skin some nourishment and hydration along with that conditioning lather that Macadamia Nut Oil is known for.  Our Blackberry Bling Bling Fragrance Oil adds a scent of juicy, fruity blackberries to the air. So plop one of these babies into your bath and enjoy the blackberry bubbles that will fill your tub.

 

Activated Charcoal Scrub11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe

Charcoal scrubs are so popular these days. They are used in all kinds of soaps, face scrubs, face masks and face peels. It is an amazing detoxify-er, which means it’s wonderful for those with oily skin and  acne sufferers. Activated charcoal is actually a product of burnt hardwoods. Who knew you could rub something like that on your face and have it be beneficial too!  It may seem harsh to rub charcoal on your face but actually, it’s a gentle exfoliation the will brighten up your skin. This Activated Charcoal Scrub is anything but harsh. With Shea Butter, Mango Butter and Macadamia Nut Oil as some of the added ingredients, you will have soft, smooth, refreshed-feeling skin when you are done. It’s also very economical to make and since they are such the rage, you can make some for your friends to.

 

Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap Recipe

Everybody who likes to buy or create homemade soap can always appreciate a unique recipe. That’s why this Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap is a good one to have on hand for that customer or family member who likes the “unique”. With our fragrance oil of Hot Fudge Brownies that truly smells like the real thing and some Cocoa Powder thrown in for a boost of even more chocolate scent, your bathroom will end up smelling like a bakery! This isn’t your ordinary brownie recipe though. It’s chock full of good-for-your-body ingredients like Cocoa Butter, Avocado Oil and Macadamia Nut Oil. Your skin will be soft, hydrated and nourished when you finish up bath time! You will probably be craving a couple of brownies by the time you’re done also!

 

Poppy Seed Cold Process Soap11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil Poppy Seed Cold Processed Soap Recipe

Most of us remember the artificial poppy flower being given to us on Veterans’s Day to honor those who have died during wartime. Or we also remember the poppy fields from The Wizard of Oz that caused Dorothy and her friends to fall asleep. However you remember the Poppy, we at Nature’s Garden have created a soap to commemorate that time.  Our Poppy Seed Cold Process Soap uses our Peppered Poppies fragrance oil which has a scent of cherries, oranges, cinnamon and vanilla. This recipe is vibrant red using our Fun Soap Colorant Tomato Red and with some poppy seeds to adds some exfoliation. We are sure you are going to want to try this on your next batch of soap making. This soap is also full of skin nourishing ingredients such as Cocoa Butter, Coconut Oil and of course Macadamia Nut Oil so your skin will be soft as a petal off of the Poppy flower and guaranteed to not cause you to fall asleep!

 

Mango Madness Lip Balm11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil Mango Madness Lip Balm Recipe

I love mangos! They are packed with some amazing nutrition, and their scent reminds me of summer and warm sandy beaches! Lip Balms are so quick and easy to make and I don’t know about you, but I have a tendency to lose mine left and right. Plus, everybody that lives in a cold climate is always in need of a few lip balms to have on hand. You honestly cannot have too many. This Mango Madness Lip Balm has lip-nourishing ingredients of beeswax, Mango Butter, Vitamin E and of course Macadamia Nut Oil. Even the ingredients sound tropical! Add little of the Kiss me Coral lip tint and use our Mango flavoring Oil for that burst of Mango that gives this lip balm its name. We hope you give this recipe a try because we are sure you will love having it as part of your lip balm recipe collection.

 

Glamour Girl Lotion recipe11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil Glamour girl Lotion Recipe

Lotion is such an important part of skin care. It starts with your soap or body wash, but in the end, it’s the lotion that seals the deal! Our Glamour Girl Lotion will do just that for you. It has cocoa butter, Jojoba Oil and Macadamia Nut Oil in it and those are just a few of the nourishing ingredients your skin craves to look healthy.  You  will feel soft, smooth and moisturized.  Our fragrance oil Couture Hotness, which is our rendition of Hot Couture, is what makes this lotion the glamour part of the recipe! You will smell like you just stepped out of a high-end spa after spending the day relaxing, when in reality you probably just stepped out of your shower at 5 A.M. and are heading to work! No matter, you will love this lotion!

 

shea lotion with herbal infusion11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe

We see this lotion pop up a lot in our blogs. There’s a good reason for that. It is an AWESOME lotion to have in your bath and body recipe file. It’s loaded with skin benefits from the herbal infusion of Hibiscus Flower Powder and Rosehips Powder. Both powders are high in antioxidants and are wonderful for dry, aging skin. With the added benefits of Meadowfoam Seed Oil and Macadamia Nut Oil, your skin will be happy that you decided to Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion a try. Plus, the Peach Magnolia Raspberry fragrance oil will give your skin a light, floral scent with a touch of raspberry! We are sure you will love having this lotion on your skin and in your recipe box!

 

Lavender Cold Process Soap11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe

Lavender is a wonderful little herb. It’s known for aiding in relaxation, depression and anxiety. No wonder we see so much lavender used in bath and body products! Our Lavender Cold Process Soap recipe is no exception. With real dried lavender buds added to the purple, swirly batter that not only boosts the lavender smell but adds to the presentation it, we are sure this will be a wonderful recipe to add to your collection. Our Lavender Martini fragrance Oil adds a zesty lemon-orange scent, followed by the soft scent of lavender and bergamot. This soap is full of skin beneficial ingredients such as Mango Butter, Coconut Oil and Macadamia Nut Oil. Your skin will feel soft, conditioned and happy from the care you just gave it.

Foaming Body Scrub for men11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil Foaming Body Scrub for Men

Most of us think it is just the women who are into the scrubs and soaps. We forget that most men like god skin care and to smell good. So last, but never least, we have a Foaming Body Scrub for Men. It is actually has activated charcoal that is a wonderful exfoliate and detoxify-er for the skin. We’ve also used Macadamia Nut Oil for nourishment and a conditioning lather. Our Black Tuxedo fragrance oil that we have chosen for this recipe has a crisp, clean scent of lemons, bergamot and a hint of cedar. Create this scrub for a wonderful addition to your men’s line of bath and body products or just for the guy in your life!

11 Ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil Other Ways to use Macadamia Oil

So there you have it! 11 ways to Use Macadamia Nut Oil. We hope you enjoy exploring the uses of this oil in our bath and body product recipes. As mentioned above, it is a very good oil to cook with and while Nature’s Garden sells Macadamia Nut oil strictly for cosmetic uses only, below are a couple of recipes using this wonderful oil and the actual macadamia nut in food.

First, a recipe from the Food Network.  It is a Sauteed Scampi in Macadamia Nut Oil you may like to try that uses this oil! While I haven’t tried it yet, it looks delicious. It might just be on my dinner menu for next week. Create and enjoy! Also, let us know how it tastes!  

If chicken is more your thing, you must try this Macadamia Nut Chicken.  I found this recipe on Genius Kitchen.  This particular recipe uses actual macadamia nuts.  This one I have tried!  It is delicious and was a hit with my family!  You will not be disappointed!

Have you tried creating one of these recipes or anything else from our web page? We have our customer show and tell page on our website at Natures Garden Candles that let’s you post a picture of your creation and also tells everyone a little about yourself!  You can also post your pictures on Natures Garden’s Facebook page or Instagram and Twitter @ngscents! So go ahead! Brag a little, we love seeing what you do and who our customers are!