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Dec
22

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!

Jun
14

Mixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer


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Mixed Drink Fragrance Oils for SummerMixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer

Take a look at the best our compiled list of the best Mixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer from Natures Garden.We created a list of some of the best mixed drink scents we carry to try to make your summer crafting a bit easier. All the best of our summertime beverage scents are in one, convenient place. These refreshing beverage scents will make a perfect addition to your products this summer. So, all you have to do is think of a fun crafting idea, pick your favorite mixed drink fragrance and get into some real summer fun!

Mixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Mojito Fragrance OilMixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Mojito Fragrance Oil

If you are looking for an authentic mojito fragrance, then you definitely came to the right place! Our mojito fragrance oil has strong top notes of juicy lime and sugar that are balanced with refreshing mint leaves and the true scent of rum. This is a perfect scent for those homemade crafts that could use a fun scent boost. Further, during our test burns in candles, this fragrance oil filled the entire test room in less than fifteen minutes! So, we think that this would be one of the best fragrance oils for you to use in soy candles or any other kind of candle wax!

Mixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Hot Buttered Rum Fragrance OilMixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Hot Buttered Rum Fragrance Oil

Another delicious mixed drink scent is the Hot Buttered Rum Fragrance Oil. This sweet fragrance begins with top notes of true rum, middle notes of sweet Bourbon Vanilla, and is complimented with base notes of creamy buttery toffee to create a scrumptious scent that is perfect for both body products or candles! Plus, this scent performs very well in cold process soap recipes. So, you will definitely want to check out this true to life fragrance oil!

Mixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Margarita Fragrance OilMixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Margarita Fragrance Oil

Next, we have a fragrance oil with everything that you could want for a mixed drink scent. The fresh Margarita Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden is a fresh lime fragrance with hints of lemon rinds and fresh greenery. Our delicious fragrance oil has high levels of essential oil of lime for a true-to-name aroma. So, this scent is a tangy lime margarita aroma that is truly delicious! This means that this fragrant oil will be a perfect way to step up your bath and body products or room scenting creations.

 

 

 

Margarita Salt Scrub RecipeIf you enjoy our Margarita Fragrance, then you are going to be in love with our Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe! This refreshing scrub recipe uses this scrumptious beverage scent to create a foaming salt scrub product that is simply irresistible. Not only will this scrub smell great, it is a pretty bright color that is sure to bring attention. Plus, this recipe is no joke, it is sure to thoroughly soften and moisturize your skin.

 

Mixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Strawberry Daiquiri Fragrance OilMixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Strawberry Daiquiri Fragrance Oil

Next, we have another wonderful mixed drink that is absolutely delicious! This sweet scent is a perfect choice for lovers of sweet strawberry scents. This perfect fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a refreshing blend of fresh strawberries and lemon zests with hints of fresh vanilla notes. This fragrant oil would be perfect for anything from candles to bath products. Furthermore, some have said that this fragrance oil reminds them of a strawberry Jolly Rancher. So, this scent may work for creating strawberry candy scented candles!

 

Mixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Sex on the Beach Fragrance Oil

Further, take a chance on a daring scent that is a perfect match for a well known cocktail called Sex on the Beach. So, get ready to get wild with your summer crafting thanks to this yummy mixed drink scent. This exhilarating fragrance oil is a fruity combination of fresh ripened peaches, freshly squeezed oranges, and spiced cranberry. Of course, this scrumptious fragrance oil is a Nature’s Garden best selling scent and would be a perfect scent for candle making!

Mixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Sangria Punch Fragrance OilMixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Sangria Punch Fragrance Oil

Also, you can try out our amazing sangria fragrance oil! This fruity sangria fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a refreshing melody beginning with top notes of grape, orange, lemon, lime, and apple, followed by middle notes of pomegranate and blackberries; sitting on a dry down of sugar. Plus, this NG original fragrance now has a higher essential oil content. So, this scent will be fresher and more true, which is perfect for your recipes.

Mixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer NG Strawberries and Champagne Type Fragrance OilMixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer NG Strawberry and Champagne Type Fragrance Oil

If you’re interested in a classier drink scent, then you could try out our Strawberry and Champagne Fragrance Oil. This elegant fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a sweet blend of red fruits boosted by lily of the valley and apple cider. This scent will work perfectly in soap crafting and smell fantastic for candles. Plus, this aroma is super yummy in bath and body products, such as lotions or scrubs. Obviously, this scent is one of Nature’s Garden’s best selling fragrances!  While it’s not technically a mixed drink, who doesn’t love a strawberry champagne combo?

Mixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Absinthe Fragrance OilMixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Absinthe Fragrance Oil

Absinthe, or the “The Green Fairy”, is an anise-flavored, highly alcoholic beverage derived from the distillation of various herbs; including wormwood. Fun fact, Absinthe was once banned around the world because it was thought to be a dangerously addictive psychoactive drug that produced hallucinations. However, this vilification of the liquor was never verified. While our Absinthe Fragrance Oil isn’t a drug, it is an addicting aroma. This scent is an aromatic blend of the perfect amount of star anise, fennel, spicy cinnamon cassia, nutmeg, Melissa, fresh green herbal notes, with base notes of amber and woods.

Mixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Amaretto Fragrance OilMixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Amaretto Fragrance Oil

While amaretto is of Italian origin from the base word Amaro meaning bitter, the liquor is actually sweetened. This sweetened taste is the flavor we all know and love in an Amaretto mixed drink, so we have carried this over into our rendition of this mixed drink. This Natures Garden scent is the aroma of fresh, true almond with notes of ripe, juicy cherries, fresh apple, orange blossoms, and a base of vanilla. This true to life fragrance oil is perfect for recipes like cp soap and is a great scent for candles. So, grab a bottle of Amaretto Fragrance and get crafting.

Mixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Beer Fragrance OilMixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Beer Fragrance Oil

Obviously, we did not want a stale-smelling beer scent. Also, many more attempts for this scent that we’ve tried contained floral notes and we absolutely did not want a beer scent that had floral notes. But, eventually, we discovered the perfect beer aroma! This truly unique fragrance, the perfumist combined the aroma of malt liquor straight from the tap and gave it a fruity twist. He creatively combined notes of malt liquor and hops with fruity notes of strawberry, pineapple, apple, and raspberry. This will be perfect for creating homemade gifts for the beer lovers in your life.

 

 

Beer Candle Recipe

The Beer Candle Recipe is one of our genius ideas for this fragrance oil. We figured if we were going to have a candle that smelled like beer, may as well make it look like a tall pint of the stuff. Plus, we used gel wax to give a more authentic liquid appearance. This homemade beer candle has everything the real thing would, complete with foam and all!

 

 

Red Solo Cup Recipe The Red Solo Cup Recipe is a perfect bath recipe for beer lovers! Not only does this fun aroma look like a solo cup full of beer, but it smells like it, too. Plus, this soap is cleansing and adds in a scrubbing loofah with a loop for hanging. So, this is a fun soap product that could be easily hung in the shower for convenience!

 

Mixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Berry Bewitching Brew Fragrance OilMixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Berry Bewitching Brew Fragrance Oil

Next, we have a drink scent that would be great drink mix for unique homemade products! But, this fragrance oil by Natures Garden would be a spooky, bubbly, Halloween treat! Berry Bewitching Brew begins with top notes of peach, apricot, and blackberries; middle notes of mandarin, cinnamon, and rose; and nicely balanced with just a hint of woodsy musk. You will definitely toast to this one!

 

 

 

 

Berry Bewitching Bath Brew RecipeWhile this scent can be used year round, it truly is a fun Halloween scent. Plus it was perfect for our Berry Bewitching Bath Brew Recipe! This recipe is both melt and pour soap and a bath tea, which means this recipe is double the fun! This combined recipe smells lovely and is perfect for creating unique bath creations.

 

Mixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Blue Hawaiian Fragrance OilMixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Blue Hawaiian Fragrance Oil

We at Natures Garden have tested numerous Blue Hawaiian fragrance oils before finding the one that we fell in love with! The high content of essential oils allows this fragrance to have the crisp, juicy top notes we were hoping to find! Our Blue Hawaiian Fragrance Oil begins with mouth-watering top notes of juicy orange, lemon, and maraschino cherries; followed by tangy pineapple, acai berry, and sea spray; well rounded with base notes of sweet coconut, vanilla rum, and fresh ozonic notes. It has quickly become a favorite fragrance for many of our staff members! So, grab a bottle and enjoy the sweetly scented fun!

Mixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Blackberry Fizz Fragrance OilMixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Blackberry Fizz Fragrance Oil

Another lovely mixed drink scent is our Blackberry Fizz Fragrance Oil. Refreshment has never smelled so yummy! This bubbly fragrance oil by Natures Garden is perfect for crafting. This fragrance begins with aldehydic fruity notes of blackberry, strawberry, and pomegranate, citrus middle notes of mandarin, grapefruit, and lime, with a base note of bamboo. This fruity scent would be perfect for cold process soap, as it remains very strong and true! Plus, this fruity scent is perfect for bright room scents!

 

 

 

Mixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Blackberry Fizz Fragrance Oil Recipe

One amazing body product that you can create with this fragrance oil is the Blackberry Fizz Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe. This sugar scrub recipe contains ingredients that are perfect for skin care and will keep your skin hydrated! Not only is this amazingly nourishing recipe is a perfect for skin, but it has the added bonus of being super cute! This craft is the perfect storm that creates quite an awesome scrub!

 

 

Mixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Cocktails by the Pool Fragrance OIlMixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Cocktails by the Pool Fragrance Oil

This mixed drink aroma is truly the perfect summer scent for crafting products for the warm weather. Plus, lounging by the pool would be even better with this cocktail of summer inspired fresh and fruity scent. This scent has sparkling notes of lemon, honeydew, and pear that compliment the vibrant orange, pineapple, and nectarine middle notes. Also, the base notes of jasmine,
lily of the valley, sandalwood, and vanilla really tie this mouth-watering scent together. Additionally, this fragrance is perfect for soaps made from scratch, as it is very strong after curing and performs perfectly! Furthermore, this strong aroma would create a very refreshing home scent.

Mixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Frozen Margarita Fragrance OilMixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Frozen Margarita Fragrance Oil

If you are looking for a different kind of margarita, you can try out our Frozen Margarita Fragrance Oil. This delicious fragrance oil puts a twist on our classic margarita scent. This fragrance oil by Natures Garden begins with top notes of essential oil of Lime and Mandarin Orange; including notes of Southern Valencia, Lemon, and Sea Salt; followed by middle notes of frothy iced Guava Nectar, Strawberries, and Pineapple; all sitting on base notes of Brown Sugar, Vanilla Rum, and Musk.

 

 

 

Mixed Drink Fragrance Oils for Summer Even More Mixed Drink Scents

Wait there are even more sensational scents that you can choose to use for creations! Also, we have even more mix drink fragrances available for your products. If you are looking for a specific drink aroma, then you can check out our Beverage Scents page on the Natures Garden website. While these are the best mixed drink scents, in our opinion, there are still many more beverage fragrance oils you can choose from!

Jul
17

Homemade Gifts


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homemade gifts Homemade Gifts

Finding the perfect gift for loved ones can sometimes be a struggle.  To celebrate special occasions and milestones in life, you want to give a gift that means something exceptional.  Regardless of whether the gift is for the holidays, a birthday party, life accomplishment,  or even just to let someone know how special they are; purchasing or making a homemade gift is the route to go.

When it comes down to it, homemade gifts are unique, specialized, and memorable.  Whether you choose to purchase a homemade product, or try your hand at making one yourself, you know that there will be no other present quite like yours.  And, the recipient of the gift will absolutely adore the sentimental aspect of the time and effort that you took to make them feel special.

Since homemade gifts are literally made from scratch, they can be specified to exactly what you know the persons likes are.  Whether that be accomplished through the special skin loving ingredients that you can use in body products, the fragrance oil that scents your beautiful homemade gift, or the look of your finished product; you have the capability to capture someone’s specific likes and turn it into the perfect gift.

Putting in that little extra thought and care is what makes homemade gifts memorable and heartfelt.  Showing someone just how special they are to you means all the world to them.  And, since homemade gifts are not only special to the person that receives them, but also to the person who makes it, a homemade gift shows just how much the person is appreciated and loved.

Now, when it comes to creating a homemade gift there is an array of avenues you can choose from.  Maybe you will choose to make the persons favorite home cooked meal or dessert.  Or, you can create a scrapbook highlighting their journey-past and present.  And, there is always the option of making a basket of bath and body products all scented in their favorite smell.  In fact, the same kind of basket can even be made with tarts, candles, and home scenting supplies; guaranteeing that the person’s house will be filled with the most wonderful of aromas.

If you would like to go the route of creating a homemade gift of bath and body products, or candles and tarts, Natures Garden has all of the supplies that you will need.  They even have free recipes that you can use with step by step instructions as to how to make the items.  With over 800 different fragrances available, you will be able to find the perfect scent that will truly appeal to the person you are making the gift for.

With a homemade gift, you have the capability to show someone just how much they mean to you.  Homemade gifts are heartfelt, personalized, and impressive.  So, for the next party or holiday, let someone know just how special they are !

Feb
01

Shea Melt and Pour Soap


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shea butter melt and pour soap It is really easy to make Shea melt and pour soap!

Melt and Pour Soap is one of the easiest and most fun ways to make a homemade product.  This type of soap making is an ideal venture for many reasons.

Melt and Pour soap projects are a great family activity to do with children; creating an enjoyable family time crafting together.
These soaps are a remarkable and memorable treat to give out as party favors, or gifts for loved ones and friends.
And, the fact that melt and pour soap is so easy to work with; no matter what your skill level you can create extraordinary works of art that are fun to wash with too.

So, regardless of the reason for making Melt and Pour Soap, one thing is for sure; you will love how the finished product leaves your skin feeling clean, soft, and supple.

Shea melt and pour soap differs from store bought brands in that it is not drying or harsh on your skin.  This soap base is detergent free, SLS free, and gluten free.  The Shea Butter melt and pour soap base is filled with superb skin loving agents like:

  • Shea butter which is ultra conditioning and nourishing.
  • Coconut oil which provides a wonderful bubble filled lather.
  • Sunflower oil, which acts as an amazing moisturizing agent for your skin.  In fact, sunflower oil also adds an even bigger element of a rich, creamy, and bubbly lather.
  • Glycerin, which works as an astonishing cleansing emulsifier.  It helps to lift dirt, oil, and impurities up and away from your skin.  This allows the everyday dirt and grime to easily be whisked away.  Plus, glycerin is also a humectant.  This means that it can actually drawl moisture from the air and pull it to the skin.

Besides all of the healthy and nourishing aspects to Shea melt and pour soap; there is also a beautiful artistic side to it too.  The adventure as to where you take your soaps is defined only by you; the crafter.  Shea melt and pour soap is fool proof.  It can be heated time and time again, without losing its integrity.

You can cater your soap to your specific like through shape, color, and scent.  You can even take your soap making skill to the next level by the addition of other skin loving attributes or additives.  Natures Garden carries all of the ingredients you need to add luxurious elements like rich cocoa butter or antioxidant packed vitamin E.  Through the addition of herbs like oatmeal, calendula flowers, rose petals, lavender flowers, paprika powder, or poppy seed, you can provide natural exfoliation.  Not only will your soap bar benefits exceed expectations, but you will also be adding a unique look, feel, and dimension to your soaps.

If we have you super excited about the possibility of making Shea soap or possibly other body products; but you still have unanswered questions, Natures Garden is here to help.  You can visit our website for free creative recipes and tips that have been tried and tested.  We also have in depth classes with step by step instruction for beginner soap makers.  And, you can always contact us via email, or connect with us on Facebook.

Dec
07

Gifts for Guys


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Dude Fragrance Oil On the hunt for gifts for guys? 

This holiday season show those special men in your life just how much you appreciate them with a homemade gift.    Homemade gifts are heartfelt, memorable, and are way less expensive than department store presents.  Plus, being that your gift is homemade, you can cater it exactly to the person whether it is your boyfriend, husband, grandfather, brother, uncle, etc.

These easy to make recipes are written with step by step instruction, and are tried and true being formulated, made, and tested.

Hydrating Hand SticksHydrating Hand Sticks–  Perfect for your man in the elements, this recipe provides skin conditioning, moisturizing elements, and a “weather proof” coating for the skin, especially skin that is chapped and windburned.  A great gift idea for mechanics, construction workers, hunters, or anyone that enjoys the outdoors; these hydrating hand sticks are the perfect size to stay on the move with your busy man.

rejuvenating foot balmRejuvenating Foot Balm Recipe–  Great for tired and achy feet, this foot balm recipe will be heaven on earth for the men in your life that need a little pick me up.  With energizing essential oils and conditioning ingredients this recipe is awesome for any man on the move.

edible massage barSexy Edible Massage Bar–  A wonderful gift for any man that deserves a massage at the end of the day, this recipe is one you can both enjoy!  This massage bar is the answer if massage oils are a little to messy for you or the man in your life’s liking.

whipped-shaving-soap-pic2Whipped Shaving Cream–  A solution for any man of shaving age on your holiday gift list, this shaving cream recipe provides an excellent sleek shave free of nicks and cuts.   Plus with a rich lathering foam, this whipped shaving cream makes a wonderful gift for a ideal shave every time.

Winter Body Butter RecipeWinter Body Butter–  Winter can do a harsh number on the skin with the wind, low humidity, and bone chilling temperatures.  This winter time body butter recipe is especially moisturizing and nourishing.

beer candleBeer Candle–  What man would not love this beer candle?  Perfect for any manly man on your list, this gel wax candle smells and looks just like beer (it even has froth).  A great addition to any man cave!

green camoGreen Camouflage Candle–  If your man is the outdoors type, this granulated candle done in camouflage fashion is your answer.  Easy to make and fun to design, this scented candle will really stand out!

Cold Process Beer SoapBeer Cold Process Soap Recipe– If cold process soaping is nothing new to you, this beer soap recipe is a true winner.  With it’s thick and creamy lather, these soap bars are worth the extra effort.

Cold Process Shaving SoapCold Process Shaving Soap Recipe–  If the men on your holiday gift list hold grooming high in priority, this shaving soap will be exactly want they want.  With skin loving benefits and amazing lather, this easy to make shaving soap will have your man grinning from ear to ear.

Hunters Cold Process SoapHunter’s Cold Process Soap–  Receiving rave reviews, this cold process soap recipe is loved by every man, especially the “hunting crowd”.

On a special note:  Because you are making these recipes from scratch, you are able to scent these items with any fragrance oil (body safe fragrance oil if it is a body product).  To see a full list of all the fragrance oil possibilities please click here.  If you are interested in masculine type fragrance oils like designer scents, or man themed aromas, check out Natures Garden’s Masculine Category of fragrances.