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May
15

Strawberry Citrus Soap Recipe


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Strawberry Citrus Soap Recipe

The Strawberry Citrus Soap Recipe is a refreshing cosmetic recipe from Natures Garden that you would be sure to enjoy! This bath and body recipe includes a bright, lovely fragrance and fun colorants to create a lovely cold process soap recipe. Further, this scented soap recipe includes luscious cosmetic oils that will care for the skin. So, you can create a fun cosmetic recipe that will truly pamper your skin!

Strawberry Citrus Soap Recipe: Prepare and Sanitize

Be sure to prepare your work station before you begin creating your homemade soap. It is suggested that you wear gloves, protective clothing, a face mask, safety glasses, and a hair net while preparing this recipe. If you haven’t made soap before, then Click Here For Basic CP Soap Making Class.  Also, before attempting to make any cold process soap, please become familiar with soap making safety. So, you will definitely need to be familiar with soap making safety, which you can find in our Soap Making Safety Class.

Strawberry Citrus Soap Recipe: Weight and Amounts Available at Natures Garden

Lye
AVOCADO Oil
COCOA BUTTER GOLDEN NATURAL
SUNFLOWER Oil
SWEET ALMOND Oil
FRACTIONATED COCONUT Oil- MCT OIL
MACADAMIA NUT OIL
Titanium Dioxide Oil & Water Dispersible
Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant
Eye Poke Orange FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Citrus Strawberry Fragrance Oil
Square Loaf Mold
Cutter for Mitre Box – Stainless Steel

Safety Glasses for Soap Making
Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety GLOVES for Soap Making- 1 pair
Thermometer
Safety MASK for Soap Making- 2 count
8 oz Clear PET Bullet Bottle
24/410 White Fine Mist Sprayer

Strawberry Citrus Soap Recipe: Other Soap Making Ingredients

Scale
Water
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Stick Blender
Rubber Spatula
Rubbing Alcohol (in a spray bottle)
Vinegar
Strawberry Mold (flexiblemolds.com)
Citrus Slices Mold (flexiblemolds.com)
Piping Bag
Star Decorating Tip

Strawberry Citrus Soap Recipe: Weights and Amounts for Cosmetic Ingredients

517 grams of Distilled Water
202 grams of Lye
163 grams of Avocado Oil
136 grams of Sunflower Oil
408 grams of Coconut Butter Golden Natural
245 grams of Sweet Almond Oil
272 grams of Fractionated Coconut Oil
136 grams of Macadamia Nut Oil
84 grams of Citrus Strawberry Fragrance Oil

Strawberry Citrus Soap Recipe: Weights and Amounts for MP Strawberry Embeds

168 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
2 drops of Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
8 grams of Citrus Strawberry Fragrance Oil
2 drops of Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant

Strawberry Citrus Soap Recipe: Weights and Amounts for MP Orange Slice Embeds

50 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
2 grams of Citrus Strawberry Fragrance Oil
6 drops of Eye Poke Orange FUN Soap Colorant

Strawberry Citrus Soap Recipe: Weights and Amounts for MP Lime Slice Embeds

50 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
2 grams of Citrus Strawberry Fragrance Oil
1 drop of Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
4 drops of Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant

Strawberry Citrus Soap Recipe: Weights and Amounts for MP Lemon Slice Embeds

50 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
2 grams of Citrus Strawberry Fragrance Oil
2 drops of Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant 

Strawberry Citrus Soap Recipe: Weights and Amounts for White Soap Portion

6 grams of Titanium Dioxide (This will be mixed with a small amount of soaping oils)

Strawberry Citrus Soap Recipe: Weights and Amounts for Pink Soap Portion

8 grams of Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
2 grams of Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant 

Strawberry Citrus Soap Recipe: Weights and Amounts for Green Soap Portion

1 gram of Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
3 grams of Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant 

Strawberry Citrus Soap Recipe: Weights and Amounts for Yellow Soap Portion

5 grams of Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant 

Strawberry Citrus Soap Recipe: Weights and Amounts for Orange Soap Portion

6 grams of Eye Poke Orange FUN Soap Colorant 

Strawberry Citrus Soap Recipe: Preparing Your Lye SolutionStrawberry Citrus Soap Recipe: Preparing Your Lye Solution

First, you are going to prepare the lye solution for your soap recipe. You will need to prepare this solution in a well ventilated area. Also, you will need to wear protective clothing and a face mask. Once you have made the necessary safety preparations, you will need to measure 345 grams of distilled water. Then, you will slowly add 202 grams of the lye to your water. As you slowly add the lye, you will want to stir gently with a spatula. After all the lye is added and mixed in, you will need to wait for the temperature to lower to about room temperature.

Strawberry Citrus Soap Recipe: Prepare the Cosmetic OilsStrawberry Citrus Soap Recipe: Prepare the Cosmetic Oils

Next, you are going to want to weigh out 163 grams of Avocado Oil, 136 grams of Sunflower Oil, 408 grams of Coconut Butter Golden Natural, 245 grams of Sweet Almond Oil, 272 grams of Fractionated Coconut Oil, and 136 grams of Macadamia Nut Oil. You will need to add these cosmetic oils to a microwave safe bowl and melt your oils. You will want to wait for this mixture to come to room temperature, too.

Strawberry Citrus Soap Recipe: Separating the Soap PortionsStrawberry Citrus Soap Recipe: Preparing the Soaping Colorants

While you are waiting for your two cosmetic mixtures to cool, you will want to prepare the cosmetic colorants. So, you will want five small bowls to hold your bath and body colorants. One bowl will have 6 grams of titanium dioxide. Another bowl will have 8 grams of Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant and 2 grams of Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant. A third bowl will have 1 gram of Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant and 3 grams of Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant. A fourth bowl will have 5 grams of Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant. The last bowl will have 6 grams of Eye Poke Orange FUN Soap Colorant.

Strawberry Citrus Soap Recipe: Weights and Amounts for MP Strawberry EmbedsStrawberry Citrus Soap Recipe: Creating the MP Strawberry Soap Embeds

Now, you are going to want to add 168 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap to a microwave safe bowl. You will want to use 30 second bursts and stir in between. Then, you will add 8 grams of the Citrus Strawberry Fragrance Oil. Further, you will use 2 drops of Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant and 2 drops of Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant. You will want to mix all these ingredients together well. After, you will add this melt and pour soap to the strawberries soap mold.

Strawberry Citrus Soap Recipe: Weights and Amounts for MP Orange Slice EmbedsStrawberry Citrus Soap Recipe: Creating the MP Orange Soap Embeds

Next, you are going to use 50 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. You will need to use a microwave safe bowl to melt this mp soap. Once this soap is melted, you can add 2 grams of Citrus Strawberry Fragrance Oil. Also, you will want to include 6 drops of Eye Poke Orange FUN Soap Colorant. After everything is mixed together you are ready to add the soap mixture to the soap mold.

Strawberry Citrus Soap Recipe: Creating the MP Lime Soap EmbedsStrawberry Citrus Soap Recipe: Creating the MP Lime Soap Embeds

Now, you are going to weigh out 50 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. You will want to add this soap to a microwave safe bowl. Once this soap is melted, you will want to add 2 grams of Citrus Strawberry Fragrance Oil. Then, add in 1 drop of Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant and 4 drops of Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant. So, you can mix all of these cosmetic ingredients together and add them to the lime wedge soap mold.

Strawberry Citrus Soap Recipe: Creating the MP Lemon Soap EmbedsStrawberry Citrus Soap Recipe: Creating the MP Lemon Soap Embeds

Lastly, you are going to want to add 50 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap to your mixing bowl. You will need to add this soap to a microwave safe bowl. After your soap is melted, you will need to add 2 grams of Citrus Strawberry Fragrance Oil. Also, add 2 drops of Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant. Then, you will want to mix all the ingredients together and add your lemon wedge soap making mold. 

Strawberry Citrus Soap Recipe: Combining Lye Solution and OilsStrawberry Citrus Soap Recipe: Combining Lye Solution and Oils

Now that your lye solution and cosmetic oil mixture are cooled to room temperature, you are ready to combine the mixtures. So, you will want to add the lye solution to your melted oils. You will want to use a stick blender to mix these soap making ingredients together well. After these cosmetic oils have emulsified you are ready to incorporate 84 grams of Citrus Strawberry Fragrance Oil.

 

Strawberry Citrus Soap Recipe: Coloring the Portioned Soap MixturesStrawberry Citrus Soap Recipe: Coloring the Portioned Soap Mixtures

Next, you are going to need to separate your soap batter into portions. First, you are going to want to add 1141 grams of soap batter to a mixing bowl. Further, you will want to add the white colorant mixture. Next, you are going to add 285 grams of the soap into four different bowls. One of these bowls will include the yellow mixture. A second bowl of 285 gram of soap includes the green colorant. The next soap mixture will include the orange colorant. The last soap portion includes the pink colorant. For each mixture you will want to use the stick blender to fully incorporate the colorant.

Strawberry Citrus Soap Recipe: Filling Your Soap MoldStrawberry Citrus Soap Recipe: Filling Your Soap Mold

Now, you are ready to fill your soap mold. You will want to add a small amount of the pink soap to the bottom of the mold. Then, you will want to pour a line of white soap batter right on top of the pink layer. Next, you are going to add a line of the orange soap to the soap mold. After, add a layer of the white soap. Then, you will add a layer of the yellow soap. After, you going to add a white soap layer. Next, you will add a layer of the green soap recipe. Then, add a white soap layer. Now, you are going to repeat the process until you fill up your soap mold. You are going to want to tap the soap mold loaf on the counter gently to remove any air pockets.

Strawberry Citrus Soap Recipe: Topping Your CP SoapStrawberry Citrus Soap Recipe: Topping Your CP Soap

Next, you are going to want to top your soap making recipe with the remaining white soap batter. You will want to fill up a decorating bag with a decorating tip with your white soap.  Then, you will want to pipe the soap onto the top of your soap loaf. You will want to add the soap in the same manner that you would use to top a cake.

Strawberry Citrus Soap Recipe: Adding the MP Soap EmbedsStrawberry Citrus Soap Recipe: Adding the MP Soap Embeds

Now, you are going to remove your melt and pour soap for the top of the soap recipe. You need to place a strawberry embed on top of the loaf and two citrus slices on each side of the strawberry. You will want to make sure that when you slice your soap, each slice will have a strawberry in the center and four citrus slices. 

Strawberry Citrus Soap Recipe: Finishing Your Cold Process SoapStrawberry Citrus Soap Recipe: Finishing Your Cold Process Soap

Now, you will want to wait 24-48 hours before you remove the soap. Then, you can slice your soap loaf into slices. Of course, you will need to wait 4-6 weeks for your soap to cure before using the soap.

Strawberry Citrus Soap Recipe: Strawberry Citrus Punch

Not only is strawberry and citrus a great scent for soap, but this mixture is fantastic for creating a homemade drink. This mixture of aromas is perfect for making the Strawberry Citrus Punch, which is available from My Recipes. This delicious recipe blends the flavors lemonade, orange juice, and strawberries.

Strawberry Citrus Soap Recipe: Reach Out to UsStrawberry Citrus Soap Recipe: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you have enjoyed making this fun cp soap recipe! Of course, you can ask us any questions that you may have about this cosmetic recipe. You can reach out to us on the phone, in the store, and online. An easy way to talk to us online is through our social media sites. We are available on our Facebook. Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to find us on Instagram, and Twitter. Not only can you use these platforms to ask questions, but you can share your own creations, too. So, we hope to hear from you soon!

Jan
18

What is Spinach Powder Used for?


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What is Spinach Powder Used forWhat is Spinach Powder Used for?

What is Spinach Powder Used for? At Natures Garden we use herbs, like Spinach Leaf Powder, for creating all sorts of lovely cosmetic products. This powered herb is perfect for adding to your homemade soap supplies, lotion making supplies, and supplies for many more wonderful cosmetic recipes. Not only can you use spinach as a natural colorant, but it is full of great properties and nutrients for the entire body. You can eat fresh leaves of spinach and you can use the spinach in a powdered herb to nourish your body inside and out! This is sure to maximize the exposure of these beneficial vitamins and minerals to your entire body.  So, let’s get into what exactly the properties are that these healthy greens have for our bodies.

What is Spinach Powder Used for? Growing ConditionsWhat is Spinach Powder Used for? Growing Conditions

Spinach plants prefer to grow in cooler temperatures. For common spinach, you will want to plant in midsummer. If you have a mild winter, you could even plant in the fall. However, this depends on your climate. Either way, the soil should not be over 70 degrees Fahrenheit for your seeds. However, your spinach is able to survive all the way down to 15 degrees Fahrenheit. Once your spinach sprouts are about two inches high, you should thin them to be about three inches apart. After this, all you have to do is water regularly and use mulch to keep them moist. You can harvest the leaves whenever they are big enough, but you should try to cut the outer leaves first. This will ensure that the middle leaves can continue to grow.

One wonderful tip for reducing damage due to leaf miners is to plant radishes. The radishes will not only distract the pests from your spinach, but the roots will continue to grow unaffected! While starting sprouts inside and transplanting them will be less appealing to pests like cutworms, there are other preventative measures you can take. For wireworms, can try to plant carrots nearby to trap these pests. Then, every few days after the carrot has reached maturity you can pull up the carrots, remove the worms, and replant the affected carrot. For flea beetles, you can try to lay reflective mulch or aluminum to ward them off. Also, there are baits, traps, and pesticides that you can get for your home garden for many kinds of major infestations.

What is Spinach Powder Used for?: Industrial Uses

There are many beneficial ways to use spinach. Firstly, you can use spinach to add some added nutrients to your meals or smoothies. This is useful for getting more vitamins and minerals in your diet. Further, spinach contains properties that are amazing for reducing symptoms of various diseases or illnesses. Plus, these nutrients can be useful for promoting healthy skin and hair. So, let’s talk about all these amazing benefits for our products and body!

What is Spinach Powder Used for?: Food and BeveragesWhat is Spinach Powder Used for?: Food and Beverages

There are so many different ways to prepare spinach and enjoy its multitude of vitamins and nutrients. Some people like to saute or steam spinach to add it to a meal. Other people enjoy this leafy green in their salads or health smoothies. While a little bit of the nutritional value is lost during cooking or steaming, it is still a great source of nutrition due to the abundance of vitamins, minerals, and beneficial properties. In fact, spinach has nutrients that are essential for healthy baby development. Without folic acid, which you can find in spinach among other foods, a baby is more likely to develop spina bifida. Although some cases are mild and unnoticeable, bad cases can lead to spinal cord damage and occasionally death. So, this nutrient is important for the fetal development of the spinal cord.

What is Spinach Powder Used for?: Bath and Body ProductsWhat is Spinach Powder Used for?: Bath and Body Products

Spinach is a healthy food that is amazing for health on the inside, but there are even more wonderful things that this herb can do for your skin and hair. Adding the extra nutrients directly to your hair and skin is a great way to promote vitality! So, it would be a great idea to add this cosmetic herb to your homemade bath and body products First, using this wholesale herb in a lotion recipe or any melt and pour soap recipes would be amazing for your skin! Many have found that spinach contains pigments that can help protect your body from UV light and reduce the potential for cell damage. Also, using spinach in a face wash is thought to be useful for fighting acne, as the herb can help remove the grime and impurities that could clog your pores.

Additionally, you can use spinach to prevent signs of aging. Since spinach contains antioxidants that fight free radicals, it is able to fight free radicals and push back the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Further, spinach can be useful for reducing dark under eye circles. While there are many factors that can contribute to these circles, spinach can be useful for reducing their appearance. The vitamin K is useful for strengthening the blood vessels under your eyes and reducing inflammation. Together, these properties will work to fade your circles. Another great way to use is in hair care products, which can be useful for reducing hair loss and promoting healthy growth.

What is Spinach Powder Used for?: Natural Colorants for Bath and Body Products

If you are curious about how to make natural soap that is colorful, then herbal colorants are perfect for you. Pigmented herbs, like spinach leaf powder, have a natural color that will remain in your homemade products. So, you can use spinach powder as a natural, green colorant to provide your natural bath and body recipes with a natural, green hue.

What is Spinach Powder Used for?: Natures Garden RecipesWhat is Spinach Powder Used for?: Natures Garden Recipes

First of all, our Watermelon Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe is a perfect example of this herb’s natural colorant abilities. the green portion of the watermelon scrub was only colored using spinach powder and provided a perfect green hue. Not only is this herb perfect for a natural colorant, but it has some beneficial properties, too. Our Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe is beneficial for skin tone, reducing acne, and skin repair. So, it is perfect for including with your other wholesale facial supplies, like in this recipe that blends a variety of herbs that are great for skin care.

What is Spinach Powder Used for?: Medicinal UsesWhat is Spinach Powder Used for?: Medicinal Uses

Not only is spinach amazing for providing your body with a nutrient boost, but it has some properties that can be helpful against diseases. So, this food is a perfect natural remedy to try for some of these ailments. However, anyone that has issues with kidney trouble may want to consult a doctor before consuming high does of Spinach, as it does contain oxalic acid. Although this is a natural chemical that many plants, and even people, can produce, high levels can increase the chance of kidney stones. If you aren’t predisposed, then you can enjoy the many benefits without the increased danger of kidney stones.

Now, let’s look into some of the wonderful benefits that spinach can provide. First, the nutrients in spinach, like Lutein, that promote eye health and sight. It has been shown to slow macular degeneration, which is often attributed to aging. These nutrients can be used by the eye to help protect the eyes from UV light damage. Also, spinach is rich in vitamin K, which a vitamin necessary for blood clotting. So, many people have found that this is useful for treating hemophilia by helping the blood clot faster.

Additionally, spinach has been known to reduce inflammation, which can be useful for reducing the symptoms of arthritis, gout, and other diseases that cause inflammation. Further, the nitrate levels found naturally in spinach have been linked to promoting proper function in the intestines. Additionally, the glycoglycerolipids in spinach help promote a healthy digestive tract lining, which can reduce the occurrence of ulcers and inflammation.

What is Spinach Powder Used for?: Other UsesWhat is Spinach Powder Used for?: Other Uses

Also, many people will use spinach on a diet to help with losing weight. Now, it doesn’t have any magical weight loss properties that would allow you to eat junk food and lose the pounds. However, this is a great ingredient to use for replacing other foods with healthier options. Not only will a few replacements help you lose weight, but the added nutrients can do wonders for your body. According to Live Strong’s article on How to Lose Weight Eating Spinach, this is a great way weight loss food! Spinach is a perfect combination of a food that is low in calories and is high in nutrients.

Another fun use for spinach is making homemade paints from plants. This is a perfect idea for anyone with a toddler. Since the paint is created using pigments found naturally in food, they are absolutely safe for your little one. Basically, you allow the color to stain the water, remove the solid pieces, and you are ready to paint! If you want to know exactly how to make your own paint, check out Nature of Art for Kids’ article Veggies Can Make Natural Safe Paint for Kids for a quick, easy recipe that your kids are sure to love.

What is Spinach Powder Used for?: Tips for Making Your Spinach Last

Here are a few tips on how to store your leafy, food grade spinach. First, you will want to pick out yellow and wilted leaves. Plus, you shouldn’t store things like, tomatoes, apples, or melons nearby, because the spinach is sensitive to the chemicals that these fruits produce. Also, make sure that you don’t wash your spinach before storing and you will want to add a paper towel to your container. These will both help keep the moisture levels down and prevent premature wilting.

While this will help you keep your spinach fresh longer, you don’t want to have to store spinach long. Studies on folate in spinach have shown that about half of this vitamin’s amount was gone after seven days. If you have a lot of spinach grown, then you can try freezing to extend your storage time to about two or three months. Check out How to Store Spinach by Garden Guides to learn more tips on making your spinach last!

What is Spinach Powder Used for?: Talk to UsWhat is Spinach Powder Used for?: Talk to Us

We hope you enjoyed this herbal cosmetic blog and learned something new about the benefits of spinach! You can find wonderful herbs like this one and many others on our Herbs and Spices page. These herbs can be used with our Spinach Leaf Powder to create an even better product for your body! If you have any other questions about how to create some great wholesale bath and body products, then please reach out to us for help. We are available online, in the Natures Garden store, and on our HUG Line. I would suggest our social media for anyone that wants to find us online. We have a Facebook and our handle is @ngscents for both Twitter and Instagram. Hope to hear from you soon!

What is Spinach Powder Used for?: Reminder About Our Herbs

Note: Natures Garden sells herbs, like our Spinach Leaf Powder, for external use only. We do not sell our spinach leaf powder as a food item. The information that we provide on our herbs is only for educational purposes. We do not intend for this information to be used 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 all herbs out of reach of children and pets. Also, pregnant and/or lactating women should take special care when handling any of our herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our herbs. All product testing is the responsibility of the customer.

Jun
11

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making


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Natural Exfoliants for Soap MakingNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making

If you want some tips on how to make homemade soap that exfoliates, then you are going to want to check out our list of natural exfoliants for soap making. Whether you are looking for a delicate face scrub or an effective foot scrub, we have the soap making supplies that you need for your handmade soap! These herbal ingredients are great soap supplies because they are natural and have great benefits for the skin!

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: What is an Exfoliator?

We know that an exfoliant is an ingredient that some bath and body products have, but what does it do? Well, these exfoliating products contain an ingredient or two that makes them more scrubby. This means that the product will be able to help remove grime and dead skin cells. Basically, an exfoliant is just another way to say skin scrubber! It removes that outer layer of bad stuff that would just get in the way and it leaves the living cells fresh and open for your skin loving bath and body products.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Cosmetic ClaysNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Cosmetic Clays

If you are looking for a gentle and sensitive way to exfoliate your skin, then a cosmetic clay is the way to go. Plus, clay powder is safe to use in facial recipes, as it is gentle enough to care for your face.  So, anyone wondering “How to exfoliate dry skin on face?” should know that this is a great option! These wonderful ingredients are perfect homemade soap making supplies for removing dead skin without causing any harm. After the dead skin is moved out of the way, your product will be able to nourish the new layers below. 

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Bentonite Clay Powder

First, we have the lovely Bentonite Clay Powder for your all natural homemade soap recipes. Not only is this cosmetic clay a light exfoliant, but it is great for helping your soap glide. This glide is due to the slippery texture this soapmaking clay gets when its wet. One soap that benefited from this property was the Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe, which uses an abundance of different clays to swirl the melt and pour soap.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Rhassoul Clay PowderNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Rhassoul Clay Powder

Another great choice for your soap-making is the Rhassoul Clay Powder. This clay is full of skin-loving minerals and is perfect for helping to cleanse the skin. We used this cosmetic clay in our own recipe, which is the Chamomile Clay Soap Recipe.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Dead Sea Clay PowderNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Dead Sea Clay Powder

Next, you could try out the Dead Sea Clay Powder in your soap recipes. This cosmetic clay is amazing for the skin, as it exfoliates dead skin as well as helps to remove toxins. Further, this soap-making ingredient is full of vitamins and minerals that provide your skin with nourishment. We included this clay in the Mechanics Soap Recipe.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Kaolin White Clay PowderNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Kaolin White Clay Powder

If you have sensitive skin, then Kaolin White Clay Powder is perfect for you. This cosmetic clay is gentle is perfect for removing toxins and dead skin from your body. We used this gentle clay in our Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe, but you can use this ingredient in any kind of bar soap and many kinds of natural cosmetics.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Red Moroccan Clay PowderNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Red Moroccan Clay Powder

Also, you can try out our Red Moroccan Clay Powder. This cosmetic clay is one of the purest forms of clay ever found. Not only does it gently exfoliate, but this cosmetic herb is able to remove toxins from the skin and moisturize! So, this is an amazing ingredient to add to home made soaps.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: French Green Clay PowderNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: French Green Clay Powder

The French Green Clay Powder is most commonly used by health professionals and spas for treating skin conditions, nourishing the skin, and removing impurities. Much of the nutrients for your skin comes from the composition of the clay, which is partially plant material. So, this clay is wonderful for skin care and nourishment.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Rose Clay PowderNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Rose Clay Powder

Pink Clay, or Rose Clay Powder, is another gentle cosmetic clay that contains kaolin, so it is perfect for caring for sensitive skin. Plus, this soaping ingredient is useful for exfoliation, drawing out toxins, and reducing irritation and inflammation. Further, this pretty clay adds a gorgeous, natural color to your homemade soaps.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Whole Flowers and HerbsNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Whole Flowers and Herbs

There are many herbs that you can use to exfoliate your body. Some are more on the abrasive side and others are more delicate, but they all can be used to remove the outer layer of junk on your skin that you just don’t need. Although you can find all of the herbs you need under the Herbs & Spices tab of the NG site, we would like to share some of our favorite herbs to use as exfoliants in our homemade bath and body recipes. Depending on certain properties, like hardness, the exfoliating herbs may have different levels of effectiveness.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Poppy Seeds Whole

On great herb that you can use to create strong scrubs is the Poppy Seeds Whole. These seeds are hard enough to get a good scrub, which is perfect for feet and hands. Also, many people prefer this to salt for their more abrasive scrub recipes because you can use less and get similar results. This means less scrubby feeling with the same benefits. If you want to try this herb in soaps, then check out our Peppered Poppy Seed Cold Process Soap Recipe.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Juniper Berries Whole

Another fun herb that you can add to your homemade soaps is Juniper Berries Whole. These seeds are similar to the poppy seeds in abrasiveness, but they are a bit larger. The size can be used for a different appearance or to increase the exfoliation slightly. While the poppy seeds have a hard protective shell, these larger berries are hard and will be able to exfoliate a bit better. You could use this herb in your feet scrubs instead, or you could even add some of these berries to a recipe that used poppy seeds, too.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Calendula Flowers Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Calendula Flowers

Also, you can use Calendula Flowers in your handcrafted soaps for a lovely, light exfoliant. This is perfect for providing a lighter exfoliation for the body. Plus, this herb has some added benefits of nutrients that are useful for nourishing the skin. We used this lovely herb in our Calendula Swirl Soap Recipe, which is both for decoration and to provide a soft exfoliation for the body.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Lavender Flowers WholeNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Lavender Flowers Whole

Next, we have a fragrant herb that is great for exfoliation, which is the delightful Lavender Flowers Whole. These flower buds provide a more gentle exfoliation that would be perfect for the body. So, your body will feel and smell great! We included this lovely herb in our own recipes like the Lavender Luxury Cold Process Soap Recipe where we sprinkled Lavender Flowers Whole and Rose Petals Pink on top to provide a surface for exfoliation. Just note that incorporating this flower buds into your cold process soap recipes could result in the lavender turning a brown color. They are still good to use, but they may not match your colors.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Cosmetic SaltNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Fine Cosmetic Salt

Also, you can add on of our cosmetic salts to provide an exfoliant in your homemade soaps. These are on the abrasive side so be sure that you are using your soap on an area that is not sensitive. You can use Hawaiian Black Salt Fine Ground, Himalayan Pink Salt Fine Ground. or Dead Sea Salt High Minerals Fine Ground to add some nice exfoliating power to your homemade recipes. We have used fine ground salt in recipes like the Total Hot Man CP Soap Recipe and it turned out great!

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Ingredients from Around the HouseNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Ingredients from Around the House

While there are many wonderful cosmetic grade ingredients at Natures Garden that you can include in your home made soap recipes, there are some ingredients you can find around the house that are perfect for exfoliation. If you don’t have a specific herb in mind, then you might as well try out the idea with something from home. There are even some instances where these house hold ingredients pair perfectly with your fragrance oil. Take a look at our ideas for homemade exfoliants and see what you think!

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Oatmeal Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Oatmeal

One way that you can have a soap that exfoliates naturally is by adding oatmeal. Embedding a bit of this ingredient into your soap will help you to scrub dead skin and toxins from your skin. Plus, you can change the intensity of the scrubbing power by different amounts of grinding. This means that coarse ground oatmeal will be more scrubby than fine ground oatmeal, which would be very mild.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Coffee Grounds

Another way to naturally exfoliate is by adding fresh ground coffee to your recipe. We did this in our Coffee Melt and Pour Soap Recipe and it turned out great.  Not only do the coffee grounds provide some mild exfoliation power, but the scent blends beautifully with the fragrance oil. We included a Fresh Brewed Coffee Fragrance Oil along with the real coffee ground and was blown away by the authenticity of the scent.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Granulated Sugar Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Granulated Sugar

Next, you can use some granulated sugar in your various homemade soap recipes. While this ingredient won’t make your scrubs as abrasive as a salt scrub, the sugar is great for exfoliation! One melt and pour recipe idea we had with this ingredient is the Gumdrop Melt and Pour Soap Recipe, which make it lightly exfoliating and looking cute!

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Coconut FlakesNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Coconut Flakes

Another fun idea for exfoliants is using coconut flakes in your homemade soap recipes. This would be perfect for soaps that use tropical fragrance oils, like the Coconut Craziness Fragrance Oil or the Coco Mango Fragrance Oil. This natural exfoliant would pair perfectly with these scents to create a perfect tropical themed soap.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Natural LoofahNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Natural Loofah

Also, you can include your own loofah in your homemade soap recipes. This is perfect for creating homemade body soap. If you don’t have one yet, you could buy a Natural Loofah from the Natures Garden website. We included our loofahs in a few melt and pour soap ideas. Both the Loofah Honey Melt and Pour Soap Recipe and the Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap Recipe are great soap recipe for exfoliating dead skin while cleaning!

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: What are the Benefits of Exfoliating?Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: What are the Benefits of Exfoliating?

We have all heard what an exfoliator is and looked at different types exfoliation, but what is it good for? While you don’t want to exfoliate every day, doing it a couple times a week can have a lot of great benefits for your skin! This is useful for reducing blemishes, unclogging pores, solving ingrown hairs, and so much more! If you are interested in learning about these benefits and others in a bit more detail, then take a look at The Importance and Benefits Of Skin Exfoliation article by Truly Scrumptious Beauty!

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Find Us OnlineNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Find Us Online

If you want a few more ideas for exfoliants, then check out the list of Exfoliants In Soaps & Other Bath Products from our Exfoliant Class. Also, you can ask us any other questions that you may have about adding exfoliation to bath and body products. You can ask us in the store, on the phone, or online. If you want to reach out online, then I would suggest either Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents), or Instagram (@ngscents). Hope to hear from you soon!

May
21

Herbal Soap Recipes


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 Herbal Soap Recipes Herbal Soap Recipes

If you are looking for some herbal soap recipes, then you will definitely want to check out this blog and the Natures Garden website. We have all kinds of herbal soap ingredients that you will love for soap making. Plus, we have included many different herbs in our very own recipes. This allows you to see some ingredients that perform well in a bar and have the opportunity to swap what you need to create your perfect recipe. Also, our recipes can used as just some good inspiration to craft your own herbal soap recipes. Regardless, you are sure to find some fantastic ingredients and a great idea for making your own soaps!

Herbal Soap Recipes: What is Herbal Soap?

Before we get into all the ways that you can create herbal soap, let’s talk a little bit about what it is. There are many types of soaps that can fall into this category. As long as the soap uses natural elements, like herbs or essential oils, it is an herbal soap. Making these soaps often adds some extra benefits to you bars that may care for skin better or add a different beneficial property. Also, herbs can be used as a natural colorant or a natural way to add scents to your soaps. So, herbal soaps are often more natural and pure.

 Herbal Soap Recipes: Cold Process SoapHerbal Soap Recipes: Cold Process Soap

One method that you can use to create some lovely herbal soaps is the cold process soap making process. This way is a great way that you can create some fantastic herbal soaps from the ground up. Use all the ingredients that you want and leave out anything that you don’t want. One thing that you will definitely want to use is herbs or essential oils! So, you can make lovely handmade soaps with natural elements, which are great for creating beautiful soaps that care for your skin. If you want to learn how to make herbal soap from scratch, then check out all of our cold process soap recipes for herbal soap.

 Herbal Soap Recipes: Calendula Sunshine Cold Process Soap RecipeHerbal Soap Recipes: Calendula Sunshine Cold Process Soap Recipe

First, we have the Calendula Sunshine Cold Process Soap Recipe that you can create. This bar is perfect for irritated or inflamed skin. Also, this would be a good soap for you to use if you had a sunburn. This is because the soap includes both Aloe Vera Leaf Powder and aloe vera juice. This plant is known to promote healing and reduce pain, which is perfect for irritated, sunburned, or inflamed skin. Plus, the whole Calendula Flowers are known to help reduce inflammation a skin care for damaged skin. So, this lovely bar of soap is perfect for healing and promoting healthy skin!

 Herbal Soap Recipes: Fruit Frenzy Cold Process Soap Recipe

Also, you can create a simple cp soap recipe that is great for your skin. The Fruit Frenzy Cold Process Soap Recipe includes some orange peel powder in the recipe. This herb is great for enhancing the skin care properties for this bar, as this powdered herb is full of nutrients that you skin will love! Plus, this lovely herb is known to act as an anti-microbial and anti-bacterial agent in skincare products. Not only is this herb great for the body, but it’s citrus aroma goes perfectly with the scent of the Fresh Fruit Slices Fragrance Oil to create a bright, fruity scent for your soaps.

 Herbal Soap Recipes: Calendula Swirl Soap RecipeHerbal Soap Recipes: Calendula Swirl Soap Recipe

Another soap recipe that you can create using herbs is the Calendula Swirl Soap Recipe. This is a gorgeous soap that combines lovely shades of orange and yellow with white. These colors are perfect for the beautiful hues of the whole calendula flower petals. Not only do these herbs look pretty with this bar, but the are beneficial for the skin, too. This herb has been known to reduce inflammation and reduce acne. Further, this herb is perfect for promoting healthy skin and hair.

Herbal Soap Recipes: Pineapple Paprika Cold Process Soap RecipeHerbal Soap Recipes: Pineapple Paprika Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next, we have the Pineapple Paprika Cold Process Soap Recipe. This cold process soap recipe uses ground Hungarian Paprika. We used this herb to both enhance the fragrance oil and the color of the soap. First, the herb enhances to the middle note of paprika in the Pineapple Paprika Fragrance Oil to add to the scent. Next, this herb is a natural colorant that is used to produce a darker color that resembles the aroma more closely!

Herbal Soap Recipes: Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap RecipeHerbal Soap Recipes: Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap Recipe

This next recipe takes herbal soap to a new level. Our Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap Recipe includes real, pure pumpkin puree in the recipe. This pumpkin was added because it has some great properties for the skin! It is rich in vitamins and is very moisturizing for the skin. Further, it has been known to help reduce acne. Plus, this addition enhances the aroma of our Pumpkin Apple Butter Fragrance Oil and provides more of an authentic color to your soaps.

Herbal Soap Recipes: Royal Honey Bee Cold Process Soap RecipeHerbal Soap Recipes: Royal Honey Bee Cold Process Soap Recipe

Also, use can use herbs to create the Royal Honey Bee Cold Process Soap Recipe. This homemade soap recipe uses both bee pollen powder and real honey. The bee pollen powder is added to the recipe because it is full of nutrients that are wonderful for the body in many ways. You can use this cosmetic herb as an antibiotic, an anti-itch agent, and an anti-inflammatory agent. Plus, this lovely herb has been known to help treat acne. Second, we added the honey to provide even more skin care, as it moisturizes, protects against damage, and promotes healing. While it is best to buy local honey that hasn’t been over-filtered, store bought honey will do just as well for your recipe. Overall, this recipe will be very loving for your skin.

Herbal Soap Recipes: Sweet Wheatgrass Cold Process Soap RecipeHerbal Soap Recipes: Sweet Wheatgrass Cold Process Soap Recipe

Another fun, herbal recipe that you can create is the Sweet Wheatgrass Cold Process Soap Recipe. This recipe uses real wheatgrass powder to provide amazing properties and nutrients that are perfect for skin care. This great cosmetic herb can be used to help with acne, athlete’s foot, ezcema, chapped lips, wounds, psoriasis, and even hemorrhoids. Also, this herb can be used as a natural colorant to provide a lovely color. While we included a soap colorant in our recipe for a brighter green color, you could simply use this herb to provide a more subtle and natural color for your soaps.

Herbal Soap Recipes: Melt and Pour SoapsHerbal Soap Recipes: Melt and Pour Soaps

Melt and pour soap recipes are perfect for anyone that wants to learn how to make herbal soap without lye. You can choose your favorite soap base and begin creating the soap you want. Plus, you can easily enhance your bars by adding in some herbs. These can be used to naturally color your soap, add a natural scent, or add in some beneficial properties for your skin.

 Herbal Soap Recipes: Mechanics Soap RecipeHerbal Soap Recipes: Mechanics Soap Recipe

One MP Soap recipe you can include herbs in is the Mechanics Soap Recipe. We have divided this recipe into three different colors, which each have different herbs. First, the gray portion includes Dead Sea Clay Powder. This cosmetic herb is full of nutrients for your skin and helps remove toxins from the skin while providing gentle exfoliation, Next, the red portion uses Red Moroccan Clay Powder. This clay is great for removing impurities and toxins from your skin and it is moisturizing, too! Then, the orange portion of soap uses Orange Peel Powder, which has nutrients, is an anti-microbial and an anti-bacterial agent. Further, the entire bar includes ground Pumice, which is a wonderful, natural exfoliant that you can add to soaps.

  Herbal Soap Recipes: Bamboo Hemp Soap RecipeHerbal Soap Recipes: Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe

Another fun Melt and Pour soap recipe that you can create is the Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe. These little herbal bars of soap used Diamond Clear and Hemp Oil MP soap bases along with Star Anise Seed Whole. This added herb created a simple, yet beautiful design. While this herbal soap only has the moisturizing, skin care properties of a normal MP soap, the herbs in this part were a perfect alternative to other decorative options, like colorants.

Herbal Soap Recipes:Swirled Melt and Pour Soap RecipeHerbal Soap Recipes:Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Also, you can create a pretty Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe with some lovely herbs. While you typically can’t swirl melt and pour soap, adding herbs to your soap base makes it possible to create swirls! IN our recipe we used a few herbs to make this swirled design.

First, we used Cocoa Powder Organic in one portion to add some beneficial properties to the skin as well as provide a lovely brown color for swirling. Next, we included Kaolin White Clay Powder for the white portion, because it has some benefits for the skin. This cosmetic clay is great for sensitive skin and will help to cleanse the skin and remove toxins. Lastly, we used Rose Clay Powder to add to the colorant and provide some nice properties in the pink portion. Since this contains Kaolin White Clay, it is just as wonderful for sensitive skin. Additionally, this clay is good for gentle exfoliation, helps to draw toxins from the skin, helps to increase circulation, reduces skin irritation, and helps to reduce inflammation.

Herbal Soap Recipes: Tea Tree Soap RecipeHerbal Soap Recipes: Tea Tree Soap Recipe

Next, we have the Tea Tree Soap Recipe. This MP Soap uses Kaolin White Clay Powder, as it is a clay that is great for sensitive skin along with providing nice properties. So, this cosmetic clay will cleanse the skin and help to remove toxins from pores. Additionally, this recipe includes Tea Tree Australian Essential Oil, which is has anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. Also, it has been know to help with acne, reduce the appearance of scars or blemishes, and reducing wrinkles. You will love this extremely cleansing bar as it will care for you skin and help protect it from bacteria or fungus.

Herbal Soap Recipes: Activated Charcoal Soap RecipeHerbal Soap Recipes: Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe

Lastly, we have the Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe, which is a great herbal melt and pour soap. This batch of soap includes both Activated Charcoal Powder and Poppy Seed Whole. While the poppy seeds are just to add to the appearance of the bar, the activated charcoal serves a few purposes. One reason that we used this is that it is perfect for providing a brilliant shade of black. Not only is it good for coloring, but it is an amazing natural detoxifying agent. Since this herb is able to attract toxins to it and hold them on its surface, it can pull these toxins out of your skin. Then, the toxins will be washed away with the activated charcoal. Perfect for creating a natural facial soap!

Herbal Soap Recipes: Why Is Homemade Soap Better?

Of course, soap making is fun because it allows you to create exactly what you what. But, why is homemade soap better? The main reason is that handmade bars will contain more of the stuff that moisturizes and nourishes you skin. Even if you aren’t adding any skin-loving herbs, your bars will skin be so much better than commercial. Commercial bars often have little moisturizing properties and leave you skin feeling dry and in need of some serious care. Check out The Benefits of Organic Soap by the Global Healing Center if you happen to be wondering why handmade soap is better than commercial.

  Herbal Soap Recipes: Talk to UsHerbal Soap Recipes: Talk to Us

While these are some of the herbs that we have included in our own soap recipes, there are so many more herbs that are perfect for soaping! If you would like to see more all of the herbs available at Natures Garden, then check out the herbs page on our website. Also, you can look at other herbal recipes to get ideas on which herbs to use for your soaps. Additionally, you can reach out to us with any questions that you may have about using these herbs. A convenient way to contact us is social media. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents), or Instagram (@ngscents). We hope to hear from you soon!

Oct
05

Cold Process Soap Benefits


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Cold Process Soap BenefitsCold Process Soap Benefits

With all the effort that comes along with making your own soap from scratch, it is nice to know the cold process soap benefits. We at Natures Garden would like to remind you about all the wonderful reasons why homemade soaps are the best.

Further, if you are a looking to become a soap maker, we’d like to share the advantages of making your own soap. Depending on what you are looking for in a soap, you may find different aspects of homemade soap appealing. Those that have a difficult time finding soaps that don’t irritate their skin will rejoice after using this soap. People that enjoy crafting and would like to make soaps that are more fun and creative than the typical bar will enjoy this method of soaping. Not only can you combine any scent with any color, but you can create crazy fun designs that are not not often found in soaps. Regardless of what you are looking for in a soap, I’m sure you will be able to find something special in cold process soap!

Cold Process Soap Benefits Main Reason to Soap At Home

The biggest reason you should want to create your own soaps from scratch is that they are better than store bought. It all boils down to quality and making your own soaps is the best way to ensure a quality product with total control of the ingredients. We will discuss exactly what we have found to convince us that homemade soaps are better for the skin.

Cold Process Soap Benefits Better for Skin Than Commercial SoapCold Process Soap Benefits Better for Skin Than Commercial Soap

When you can simply go out and buy a bar of soap, there are some benefits from making your own soap. Though both bars will get you clean, many store bought soaps aren’t as nice for your skin. Cold process soaps can be made with skin nourishing oils, butters, and herbs that really work well for your skin.

On the other hand, commercial bar soaps can contain ingedients that leave your skin dry. Further, store bought soap could have some of the natural moisturizing elements removed. For example, the glycerin in store bought soap, which is created during the saponification process, could be removed in these bars. Thus, leaving you with a bar that really dries out your hands. So, creating your own soap will leave you with a creamy lather that is softening and provides amazing moisture for your skin.

Cold Process Soap Benefits Get Ready For Softer Hands

Since you will have a bar of soap that is more moisturizing than those soaps at stores due to the glycerin content remaining, you will have softer, more moisturized hands! So, say farewell to your lotions and creams because you may not need them as much as you used to need them. These soaps will care for your skin and make sure that they don’t dry out your hands. While your soap will still clean hands effectively, it won’t dry out your skin. Also, you won’t need to buy as much lotion due to your soap extra moisturizing power! So, this is the best soap recipe to create for hands that will help your skin hydrate and heal.

Cold Process Soap Benefits Freedom to Control All Ingredients

When you make your soap at home you have all the control. You can create any kind of soap that your skin could possibly need. You can easily account for sensitivities, allergies, and your skin type. No need to find a specialty bar of soap at the store, you can simply leave out or swap ingredients to create your perfect bar of soap.

Cold Process Soap Benefits Crafting the Perfect Bar of SoapCold Process Soap Benefits Crafting the Perfect Bar of Soap

Since you are going to control exactly what is in your soap bars, you have the power to create a soap that cares for your skin exactly right. You know your skin best and can learn about the properties of different oils to create the perfect soap! Whether you have oily skin, sensitive skin, or dry skin it is within your ability to make kinds of soap, as well as many others, to formulate the bar that will fit your skin type perfectly. Changing the types and amounts of oils in your recipe will impact the bar’s appearance and how it treats you.

An easy way to create the exact soap recipe that you need is to enter in different oils into a soap calculator. This program will tell you exactly what kind of bar your recipe will create. It does help to know a bit about the oils. You can learn quite a bit about soaping oils through our Soaping Oil Properties class.

Cold Process Soap Benefits Soaps that Care For Your Skin

Further, you can choose from a wider variety of soaps when you have control of your ingredients. Stores don’t often have a wide selection of soaps. Often, there are different brands of the same old, generic kind of soap. Additionally, those that do find the rare, more natural bar of soap are likely to find it to be too expensive. So, you are more likely to be stuck with very little choice regarding your soap. However, creating your own soap from home will open the door to so many possibilities. You can literally make any kind of soaping recipe to find the exact recipe you enjoy best. No more waiting and hoping in the cosmetics aisle, it’s time for you to get more and better choices regarding you skin care!

Cold Process Soap Benefits Potential to Create All Natural SoapCold Process Soap Benefits Potential to Create All Natural Soap

Since you can control all of your ingredients, you have the option to create soap bars that are fully natural. For those that prefer to live on the more natural side, you can create soap without anything synthetic at all. You can include some herbs and spices to naturally enhance your soap with some nice properties. For example, you can add Chamomile Flowers to your soap for its relaxing and skin softening properties. There are so many herbs that provide different kinds of benefits that are explained for each one on the Natures Garden website.

Further, you can use powdered herbs to naturally color your soap, such as Beet Root PowderSpirulina Powder, or Cocoa Powder Organic. Additionally, an additive like Activated Charcoal has both deep pore cleansing properties and the ability to color your soap! You won’t have to turn to unnatural colorants or additives if you don’t want to, because there are plenty of options. All the decisions on ingredients are up to you!

Cold Process Soap Benefits Can Make Sensitive Soaps

As I mentioned before, you are able to create bars of soap that are perfect for sensitive skin. So, those that have had a difficult time with typical bars of soap may have more luck creating their own bars of soap. There is no fear of the recipe being changed all of a sudden to add an ingredient you are avoiding and no worries about finding the exact right product, because you control it all. If you have sensitivities to certain colorants, fragrance oils, or other ingredients, then just leave them out of your soap batch and enjoy the freedom!

First, there are many substitutes for colorants that have been mentioned and you can even leave the soap batch uncolored. Also, you can either create an unscented bar of soap or add one of our all natural essential oils. This option can be easier for sensitive skin and allows you to still scent your bar. Lastly, you don’t have to worry about unnatural ingedients in a natural soap bar! You can make everything homemade from natural ingredients to create a sensitive bar that will be gentle on your skin.

Cold Process Soap Benefits Creating Soaps With PurposeCold Process Soap Benefits Creating Soaps With Purpose

Plus, you can create soaps with a specific function. Instead of looking for a product that will fit the needs of a certain situation, why not create exactly what you need? We have a few recipes that were made with a specific activity in mind. So, all of the ingredients were researched to ensure that they would work properly for their intended use. For example, the Cold Process Shaving Soap Recipe was specifically formulated with the intention of creating a rich lather for shaving. So, every ingredient has a purpose and they work together to create the desired effect, which you can see on our blog for this recipe.

Cold Process Soap Benefits Total Creative Freedom

Or course, with full control over the ingredients comes full creative power. Since you are making your soaps from scratch you can make any kind of shapes or designs that you’d like. Some designs and techniques take more skill to master, but even the soaps you use to practice these techniques can be used. So, you won’t lose too much from working on your soap making abilities.

Cold Process Soap Benefits Ability to Make Creative SoapsCold Process Soap Benefits Ability to Make Creative Soaps

Another benefit of creating cold process soap is that it is a form of art. There are many different ways to change the appearance of you cp soap whether you are using swirls, layers, or a modeling soap recipe. You can get in touch with your inner artist and create something beautiful. While it can take time to get really good at making pretty soap,  eventually you will be able to make any kind of soap you’d like!

First, you can create swirled soaps like the Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe or the Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe. While swirled soaps are lots of fun, you can create more simple recipes that are just as cute. For example, the Peppered Poppy Seed Cold Process Soap Recipe is a solid color with poppy seeds that was placed in a flower shaped mold. While this recipe looks more fun than a typical bar, it is very simple to create differently shaped soaps. Further, we have even more cold process soap recipes that you could look through on our webpage.

Cold Process Soap Benefits Customizing Your Soaps

Another great benefit of creating cold process soap is creating any style you’d like. Ever have the problem of trying to find soap you like that actually matches your home? With cold process soap making, you can create soaps to match your home or make them your favorite color. But, there is one twist that makes homemade soap making better than store bought soaps.

This twist is that you will be able to create any kind of scent and style combination. For example, you can create a blueberry scented soap that is colored red. While it’s unlikely that you would would want this exact soap, you have to admit it would be pretty hard to find this exact soap in stores. This is just a single example of all the fun combinations you can get into. All you have to do is pair a favorite scent with a fun recipe or design! So, if you want a unique scent and color combination this is the best option! Never settle for soap when you can create cold process soap with your favorite scents that match your bathroom perfectly. This gives you the opportunity to use you favorite scents in soaps without compromising the soap’s appearance.

Cold Process Soap Benefits Additional Fun with Soap Making Cold Process Soap Benefits Additional Fun with Soap Making

We aren’t kidding when we say that you can add many fun things to your soaps! The possiblites are endless. In fact, we created a Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe that used real wine to add some authenticity and create an even better scent with our fragrance oil. Also, we added real, raw honey to our Oatmeal Milk Honey Cold Process Soap Recipe to add the beneficial properties of honey to our bars of soap.

We would love to see your cold process soap creations!  Show us what you have created by tagging us on Instagram or Twitter @ngscents. You can also post pictures of your handmade soap on our Facebook Page!

Sep
18

Satin Sheets Fragrance Oil


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Satin Sheets Fragrance OilSatin Sheets Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

If sensuous, romantic decadence is what you seek, embrace Satin Sheets Fragrance Oil.  An intoxicating blend of white and dark chocolate, this Best Selling Fragrance is hot.  The alluring aroma of this fragrance is just as smooth as satin sheets, and is a favorite of both men and women.  A valued customer from Rosalie, NE writes “This fragrance is a top seller for me. Men and women alike find it equally appealing. It is sexy, flirty, romantic, and has an awesome scent throw in gel wax. I make tons of lotion with this fragrance in it for some of the pickiest women on earth who find themselves searching for a great scent!”  Let this seductive fragrance take you in!

What Does Satin Sheets Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Satin Sheets Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a seductive, enticing, romantic fragrance with a base of white and dark chocolate.  These indulgent chocolate notes make this scent smell almost edible (note: almost edible.  Please don’t consume fragrance oil!).  Other notes include violet, fresh jasmine, musk, blackberries, vanilla, and just a hint of green top notes!

How Do Our Customers Use Satin Sheets Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

Succumb to sheer seduction when you use Satin Sheets Fragrance Oil.  You can use this mouthwatering, rich fragrance oil in reed diffusers, potpourri, or incense recipes at a rate of 50% for this fragrance.  Additionally, this fragrance provides a very strong scent in aroma beads.  Candles and wax tarts can use this bright and vibrant fragrance at a maximum of 10% with vegetable waxes and paraffin wax.  The scent will work wonderfully in Joy Wax, Wow Wax, and natural soy waxes.  If you want to color your candles, we would recommend using three drops of red liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Alternatively, you could color your melted wax with small amounts of shredded red color blocks. Remember, never use crayons to color your melted wax as they will clog your wick, preventing the candle from burning properly.

How Do Our Customers Use Satin Sheets Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

This romantic, sexy scent is the perfect choice when creating hot bath and body products!  Soap makers can use 4% fragrance oil in both cold process soap recipes and melt and pour soap recipes.  Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results show that soaps made with this fragrance oil had a perfect pour! There was no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation.  Cured soap discolored to a dark caramel color and retained a strong scent.  If you wish to color your bath and body products, we would recommend using red liquid soap dye or pink soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you.  As always, do not use candle dyes in your bath and body products.

This lovely indulgent fragrance oil can be used to create a heartwarming collection of romantic products. Handcrafted perfumes, body sprays, and lotions will all perform wonderfully when incorporating this fragrance at 4% of your total recipe.  Bath gels, bath bombs, and oils will perform perfectly when the recommended maximum of 4% fragrance oil is used.  Also, household cleaning supplies can be created using a maximum fragrance usage of 4%.

May
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Kumquat Fragrance Oil


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Kumquat Fragrance OilKumquat Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Kumquat Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is the citrusy aroma of fresh Kumquat.  This delicious-smelling scent is perfect for creating bright, juicy products that will immediately catch your customers’ attention.  The name “kumquat” is derived from the Cantonese word for this lovely citrus fruit, which is pronounced “gam gwat,” and translates to “golden tangerine.”  The kumquat is native to south Asia and the Asia-Pacific region.  The earliest recorded reference to the kumquat dates back to the 12th century, although the citrus fruit was not introduced to Europe and North America until 1846.  The bright citrus fruit has been a favorite of people worldwide for centuries, and is still a favorite of Nature’s Garden customers.  One valued customer from Utica, IL writes “Hands down my #1 best seller. Can’t rave about it enough! I have used it successfully in CP soap, bathbombs, soy candles, lotion and sugar scrub. It is very hard to keep on my shelf!”  No matter what project you are taking on, Kumquat Fragrance Oil is an excellent addition to your recipe!

What Does Kumquat Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Kumquat Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a sweet and sour blend of Mandarin oranges and pineapple chunks.  This fragrance oil now contains higher levels of essential oils!  Delight your customers with this stellar citrus fragrance!

How Do Our Customers Use Kumquat Fragrance Oil?

Kumquat Fragrance Oil is a favorite for creating room scenting products.  Room scenters can incorporate this fragrance oil up to 50% in scenting recipes such as Smelly Jelly air fresheners and room sprays.  This citrus scent also performs exceptionally in aroma beads.  Homemade candles and tarts can be made using vegetable wax or paraffin wax and will perform wonderfully when this fragrance oil is used.  The recommended maximum usage is up to 10%.  This fragrance oil performs perfectly in Joy Wax, Pillar of Bliss Wax, and Wow Wax.  It will also perform well in soy wax.  If you want to add a little color to your candles, we recommend 6 drops of orange candle dye per four pounds of wax, or your could shred a small amount of a orange color block into your melted wax.  Remember, never use crayons to color your wax as they will clog your wick.

Kumquat Fragrance Oil can also be used to create standout bath and body products!  Bath gels, bath bombs, and bath oils were found to perform well with up to 5% of this fragrance oil added.  Homemade soap makers can use up to 5% in cold process soaps or melt and pour soap recipes.  Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have shown that soaps that incorporate this fragrance have a perfect pour.  This soap experienced no ricing, acceleration, or separation.  Cured soap did not discolor, and had an amazingly strong scent retention!  If you wish to color your soap, we recommend using orange liquid soap dye according to your specification.

Customers can incorporate Kumquat Fragrance Oil into a wide variety of products.  Homemade perfumes can body sprays can be created using up to 5% citrus fragrance oil.  Customers also make their own lotions with a maximum of 5% fragrance oil,  and household cleaning supplies with a maximum of 5% fragrance oil.