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20 Craft Ideas for St Patricks Day

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20 Craft Ideas for St. Patricks Day20 Craft Ideas for St. Patricks Day

Since Saint Patricks Day is right around the corner from us, we have some recipes themed for the holiday we wanted to share. We love being creative all year round, but we think there is no time better for it than on and around the holidays! There are so many different crafts you can make for each holiday. Today we are going to be talking about 20 Craft Ideas for St. Patricks Day. All of these have been handmade by the staff here at Natures Garden and include candles, soap, bath bombs and more. St. Patricks Day can be such a fun time and we had a blast making holiday themed projects. We hope you enjoy each of our ideas!

St. Patricks Day Candle RecipeSt. Patricks Day Candle Recipe

The first recipe we want to dive into is this St. Patricks Day Candle. You will need to get our Golden Foods Soy Wax 464 in the ten pound size, beeswax white pastilles, NG Aloe and White Lilac Fragrance Oil, and green spectrum liquid candle dye. The fragrance in this candle is layered with top notes of petitgrain, bergamot, and ozonic notes. There are middle notes of tuberose, lilac, and lily of the valley. The base notes include musk, oak moss, amber, and sweet vanilla. This is a fun recipe that does not take up too much time. It smells great and is a perfect representation of Saint Patricks Day with the four leaf clover!

Mint Chocolate Chip Chip Ice Cream Bath Fizzies RecipeMint Chocolate Chip Chip Ice Cream Bath Fizzies Recipe

Next, is our mint chocolate chip bath fizzies recipe. These are a fun alternative to traditional round bath bombs. With this recipe, you can make 24 mini bath fizzy scoops! The directions are super simple to follow and this is a great place to start if you are a beginner. These tiny ice cream scoops work very similarly to bath bombs. They use the same common ingredients such as baking soda, citric acid, and corn starch to create fizzing and bubbles in the bath. Other ingredients used to make these include shea butter, grape seed oil, and Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil. This fragrance is the perfect scent for these minty scoops. They smell like a combination of peppermint, vanilla, and bittersweet chocolate. All you need to do is pop these in the bath and you will be ready to go!

Pistachio Melt and Pour Soap RecipePistachio Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

As you are probably aware, melt and pour soap is one of the easiest recipes you can make! Our website has several exciting soap recipes just like this one. This pistachio melt and pour recipe was made with our diamond clear base in combination with our cocoa butter base. These both add a nice creamy lather and soapy suds to your finished product. We scented our soap with the very fitting Natures Garden Original Pistachio Pudding Cake Fragrance Oil. Your soap will smell like pistachios, almonds, honey, heliotrope, and a creamy vanilla custard. When it is finished, your pistachio melt and pour soap will look good enough to eat!

Rainbow Bath Salts RecipeRainbow Bath Salts Recipe

This is one of my favorite bath recipes at Natures Garden! These rainbow bath salts look spectacular from the way that they are layered in the jars. This recipe is the perfect representation of the rainbow you find a pot of gold at the end of! We scented these bath salts with our Celestial Fragrance Oil, which is a layered fragrance. It has top notes of orange, eucalyptus, and pineapple. The middle notes include violet, sage, thyme, lily, and jasmine. The woodsy base notes are cedar, sandalwood, patchouli, musk, oakmoss, and vetiver. One of the ingredients for these bath salts is SCI, which is why these will leave your skin feeling silky smooth.

Golden Clover Bath Bombs RecipeGolden Clover Bath Bombs Recipe

Next, we are introducing these golden clover bath bombs. These are the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! This recipe creates four bath bombs that smell like Ginger Lime Fragrance Oil. We colored these using our Yellow Oxide FUN soap colorant, and coated them in 24K gold mica pigment to make them shimmer! When you add these fizzy bombs to the bath, you will see some tiny specks of gold and feel extra luxurious.

St. Patty's Day Cold Process Soap RecipeSt. Patty’s Day Cold Process Soap Recipe

The next recipe is our St. Patty’s Day themed cold process soap. It uses our English Ivy Fragrance Oil, which is a combination of morning dew, green forest notes, a touch of floral, and earthy musk. This fragrance truly represents the greenery scent of St. Patricks Day. We used oils with great qualities to them in this soap, including coconut 76, palm, castor, olive pomace, and sweet almond. Each provides different benefits to the soap, but make great additions to lather and conditioning properties for your skin!

Green Beer Candle RecipeGreen Beer Candle Recipe

One of the traditions of Saint Patricks Day is to drink green beer. Since we already had made a regular beer candle, we wanted to create a green beer candle for this holiday! We have the perfect fragrance oil for this St. Patty’s recipe, called Green Irish, which is comparable to the ever popular Green Irish Tweed. There are very few ingredients involved with this candle, which makes it an easy recipe to follow and recreate. We have separate instructions listed for the beer froth if you would like to add this touch!

Spearmint Soap RecipeSpearmint Soap Recipe

I personally love the smell of spearmint, and if you do too, you will really enjoy this soap recipe. Our Spearmint Fragrance Oil has a refreshing minty aroma, which is believed to carry benefits to improve concentration and productivity. This spearmint soap combines quality oils with shea butter and spearmint leaf to create a soap that feels and is great for your skin.

Pot O Gold Candle RecipePot O Gold Candle Recipe

This pot o gold candle recipe is another one of my favorites! It is an absolutely adorable product that is so fun to create. We used several colors from our spectrum liquid candle dyes to make this, including red, black, yellow, blue, green, and purple. When you light your candle it smells of Green Clover and Aloe. It has a fresh citrus and jasmine scent complimented by a woodsy sweet musk background.

Clam Shell Kiwi Sugar Cubes RecipeClam Shell Kiwi Sugar Cubes Recipe

These kiwi sugar cubes are so easy to make! They are made with grape seed oil, apricot kernel oil, coconut oil 76, shea butter melt and pour soap, along with a few more ingredients. Our fruity Kiwi Fragrance Oil was also used to scent these sugar cubes. These are great to use on the body, but maybe too harsh to use on the face. All you need to do is break some of the cubes out of their container, run underwater, and apply to your skin!

Mojito Bath Bomb RecipeMojito Bath Bomb Recipe

Another one of our recipes is this mojito scented bath bomb. Our Mojito Fragrance Oil is a best seller and is a nice combination of lime, sugar, mint leaves, and rum. This is one of our more herbal homemade recipes, involving different clay powders and our spearmint leaf, cut and sifted. When you make this recipe, you will get seven bath bombs out of it.

Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask RecipeLucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe

Now for a change of pace, we will talk about our lucky leprechaun facial mask! If you are involved in this industry, you probably are really interested in skincare products. This face mask is a great addition to any skincare routine because it exfoliates, moisturizes, and refreshes the skin. It contains French green clay, Bentonite clay, and Spirulina powders, along with some essential oils and leaf powders. The combination of quality cosmetic ingredients in this mask will really freshen up the surfaces of your skin.

Rose Petal Bath Melts RecipeRose Petal Bath Melts Recipe

Our rose petal bath melts are definitely a game changer. With a combination of shea butter, mango butter, and cocoa butter, these are moisturizing to the extreme degree. Our recipe makes 12 herbal bath melts that contain both rose petals and parsley leaf. We used another Natures Garden Original fragrance for these, Coco Mango. You will come out of the bath smelling fruity with strawberry, mango, papaya, coconut, and vanilla.

Lime Cupcake Cold Process Soap RecipeLime Cupcake Cold Process Soap Recipe

We are always finding inspiration from food and dessert recipes we see online. These lime cupcake cold process soaps look and smell like authentic cupcakes! They are scented with our Agave Lime Fragrance Oil and topped with melt and pour lime slices, which add even more to its authenticity.

Rainbow Bubble Bars RecipeRainbow Bubble Bars Recipe

We have even more bath recipes for you, like these rainbow bubble bars that are so unique. This is another recipe that we added SCI into, which helps these to soften the skin and leave it feeling like silk. Taking a bath with these is nice and relaxing. They have been scented with our Rain Fragrance Oil, which contains notes of wisteria, lily of the valley, hyacinth, and musk.

Green Apple Candy Bath Bomb RecipeGreen Apple Candy Bath Bomb Recipe

This green apple candy bath bomb is an easy recipe to prepare. It is made using baking soda, citric acid, Epsom salt, bentonite clay, and apricot kernel oil. We scented it with another one of our best selling fragrance oils, Green Apple Candy, which smells delicious. To get the light green color we desired these to have, we mixed together our Kelly Green and Neon Green FUN soap colorants.

Leprechaun Hat Soap RecipeLeprechaun Hat Soap Recipe

Our leprechaun hat soap is one of my favorites that we are talking about today. This craft is absolutely perfect for St. Patricks Day because it cannot get much more festive than this. This soap was made with the Diamond Clear base and Yogurt base, which provide lather, exfoliation, and softening properties. It takes a few of our molds to create this hat shape: the 6 cavity muffin, square, and basic square molds. The soap smells of the delicious Apple Happy Camper Candy Fragrance Oil, which is a combination of several fruits.

Rainbow Melt and Pour Soap RecipeRainbow Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

This rainbow melt and pour soap is another one that is a bit more advanced. It is a regular melt and pour at the bottom, topped with a whipped soap base, and a handmade rainbow piece. This is a very fun recipe to make and allows you to explore your creative side, so have fun with it!

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars RecipeBasil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe

These basil sage mint bubble bars are very similar to the rainbow bubble bars. It will make you eight bars that provide skin softening properties from the SCI they contain. We also added peppermint leaf powder and basil leaf to give them an herbal element.

Castile Hot Process Soap RecipeCastile Hot Process Soap Recipe

Lastly, we wanted to mention one of our hot process soap recipes, since we have been talking about melt and pour and cold process. Hot process cures much faster than cold process because an element of heat is added. This green castile soap uses the natural moisturizer sodium lactate, spirulina powder, and olive oil pomace. This is a great soap to use on all skin types.

Best St. Patricks Day Desserts

Since we have introduced to you 20 of our craft recipes for St. Patricks Day, we thought we’d share some food recipes as well! This Good House Keeping blog written by Gabriella Vigoreaux and Amanda Garrity gives more than forty St. Patricks Day themed dessert ideas! Some of the best ones they mention are Lucky Charms Ice Cream Sandwiches, Irish Cream Macarons, and a Shamrock Shake. These desserts make for perfect party dishes for this upcoming holiday!


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Rose Bath Bomb Recipe

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Rose Bath Bomb RecipeRose Bath Bomb Recipe

If you want to learn how to make pretty rose petal bath bombs, then this is the perfect cosmetic blog for you! The Rose Bath Bomb Recipe from Natures Garden uses real cosmetic herbs to create a beautiful bath bomb recipe that will pamper your whole body. First, the scent of the dried rose petals and the enticing Burgundy Rose Fragrance will indulge your senses in a romantic and elegant aroma. Further, the properties of the rose petals can be useful for soothing and nourishing the skin. So, this bath and body recipe is perfect for a nice, relaxing bath that can help temporarily take you away from the common stresses of life.

Rose Bath Bomb Recipe: Burgundy Rose Fragrance OilRose Bath Bomb Recipe: Burgundy Rose Fragrance Oil

Not only does this bath bomb use romantic rose petals, but this bath and body recipe continues this wonderful feeling with the aroma of our Burgundy Rose Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil is pure romanticism, luxury, and culture blended to create this luxurious aroma. This scent starts with notes of fresh white floral nuances, which is enhance by the aroma of the true aroma of the red rose petals. These notes are blended with exquisite burgundy wine and warmed by precious musk and apple wood. 

Chamomile Bath Bomb Recipe: Ingredients Available from Natures Garden

Citric Acid
Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda)
Jojoba Oil
Burgundy Rose Fragrance Oil
Rose Bud and Petals Red Whole
Bentonite Clay Powder
Bath Bomb Molds
8 oz. Clear PET Bullet Bottles
Safety Glasses
White Fine Mist Sprayers 24/410
Safety Gloves
Nature’s Garden Apron
Safety Mask

Chamomile Bath Bomb Recipe: Other Needed Ingredients

Witch Hazel (in a spray bottle)
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoon

Chamomile Bath Bomb Recipe: Total Weights and Amounts

300 grams of the Citric Acid
600 grams of the Baking Soda
10 grams of the Bentonite Clay Powder
18 grams of the Burgundy Rose Fragrance Oil
3 grams of the Rose Bud and Petals Red Whole
18 grams of the Jojoba Oil

Rose Bath Bomb Recipe: Prepare and Sanitize

Before you begin working on your rose bath bomb recipe you may want to make a few preparations. First, make sure that you have all of the ingredients and equipment that you’re going to need for this recipe. Further, you may want to clean your equipment to make sure it is ready to use. Second, you will need to clear and clean a space for you to work. This can be a table, counter top, or any surface that provides enough room to create these bath bombs. Lastly, you will want to add some witch hazel to the spray bottle, as you will need this towards the end of the bath bomb recipe.

Rose Bath Bomb Recipe: Create the Dry Ingredient MixtureRose Bath Bomb Recipe: Create the Dry Ingredient Mixture

First, you are going to want to prepare all of the dry ingredients. So, grab one of the medium mixing bowls and a scale. You will need to weigh out 300 grams of the Citric Acid
and 600 grams of the Baking Soda. Additionally, you will need to include an herb powder. So, weigh 10 grams of the Bentonite Clay Powder and add it to the mixture.

After all of these cosmetic ingredients are added to the bowl, you will need to mix them together well. So, you will need to use a gloved hand to blend everything together evenly. Also, make sure that you break up all the clumps that may have formed. Once everything is evenly mixed, you can set this bowl aside and move on to the next step.

Rose Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing the Wet Ingredients

Next, you will need to prepare the wet ingredients for this recipe. So, you will need another medium mixing bowl. Then, you will need to add the cosmetic oil and the fragrance oil. First, measure 18 grams of the Burgundy Rose Fragrance Oil and add it to the bowl. Then, weigh and add the 18 grams of the Jojoba Oil. After these two lovely ingredients are added to the bowl you can move on to the next step.

Rose Bath Bomb Recipe: Combine the Wet and Dry IngredientsRose Bath Bomb Recipe: Combine the Wet and Dry Ingredients

Now you are ready to combine both the wet and dry ingredient mixtures. Once you add your oils to the dry ingredients you will need to mix everything together. So, use a gloved hand to fully incorporate all of the ingredients. Again, make sure to break up any clumps that form. Once the ingredients are evenly dispersed throughout the mixture, you can set the bowl aside and move on to the next step in the process.

Rose Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding the Cosmetic Herb

Next, you are going to be working with the red rose buds and petals. For this recipe we are going to add the herb to one end of the recipe and not have any rose petals mixed into the bath bomb dough mixture. Since we are going to have the rose petals in one place in the bath bomb, we are going to add this herb to the bath bomb mold first. So, you will need to put a pinch of the  dried rose buds herb into each of the six bath bomb mold halves. 

One thing to pay attention to is that the bath bomb molds have a top and a bottom. So, you will want to be sure that you choose the same side from each of your bath bomb molds, which means that they will all look the exact same. This is important to make sure that you don’t mess up the half and half appearance. Otherwise, you could end up with a bath bomb that doesn’t have any of this cosmetic herb.

Rose Bath Bomb Recipe: Spraying the Bath Bomb Mixture

Now, you are ready to prepare the bath bomb mixture for the bath bomb molds wholesale. So, you will begin spraying the mixture with your bottle of witch hazel. As you spray the mixture you will need to mix everything together with gloved hands. This will ensure that the witch hazel is being full incorporated and help prevent one area from getting sprayed too much. If you add too much of this ingredient at one time, then you can end up accidentally activating your other ingredients in the bowl. This can hinder the performance of your bath bombs so you will want to be careful and spray slowly. You will know that you can stop once the mixture reaches a certain consistency. Once the mixture gets to be the consistency of crumbly dough, you can move on to the next step.

Rose Bath Bomb Recipe: Filling the Bath Bomb Molds

After, you are ready to fill your bath bomb molds. So, take the half of the molds with the rose petals. You will need to pack the dough mixture into the bath bomb tightly. Once all six of these molds are filled, you can move on to filling the other half of the mold. Again, you will need to pack the mixture into the mold very tightly. This will ensure that the ingredients stick together and that the bath bomb holds its shape after being removed from the mold. Once all the ingredients are packed into the molds, you are ready to move on to the last step in making your bath bombs.

Rose Bath Bomb Recipe: Rose Bath Bomb Recipe: Finishing Up the Bath Bombs

Finally, you are nearly done with your homemade bath bomb recipe. Now, you will need to combine the two halves of each bath bomb mold. So, lightly spray each half with witch hazel. One half should have the dried rosebuds in it and the other should be just white bath bomb. Then, you can press the two halves together until that mold snaps shut. Once the mold is going to stay shit, you can set the bath bomb in a place where it can set up completely. Now, you will need to repeat this step with all the bath bomb mold halves. After, you should have six bath bombs that are setting up. This part of the process can take anywhere from a few days to a couple weeks. It all depends on the humidity level that day and the typical levels of your climate.

However, you will know that your bath bombs are set up once they have completely hardened. At this point they are finally ready to use! So, you can pop the bath bombs out of the mold and use them right then for a lovely bath experience. Also, you can use you bath bomb packaging ideas to prepare them for storage. Alternatively, you can leave the bath bomb in the mold until it is ready to be used.

Rose Bath Bomb Recipe: Rose Buds and Petals in CosmeticsRose Bath Bomb Recipe: Rose Buds and Petals in Cosmetics

Of course, one of the greatest benefits of adding this wonderful herb to your bath bomb recipe is the benefits for the body. This herb is known to have antiseptic, antiparasitic, anti-inflammatory, and even more great benefits that you can utilize in your products for skin care.

First, this cosmetic herb has been used to help promote relaxation. Also, this cosmetic herb is thought to have benefits for the skin, too. The rose petals have shown to help fight acne break outs with antibacterial properties as well as reduce redness with its anti-inflammatory properties. Plus, this cosmetic herb may be useful for moisturizing the skin and soothing dry, irritated skin.

Check out our wholesale rose petals and all the fun recipes we have created with this cosmetic herb on the Rose Buds & Petals Red page of the Natures Garden site!

Rose Bath Bomb Recipe: Rose Buds and Petals Medicinal

While our herbs can only be used to create cosmetics, many people will use rose petals to create an herbal tea. The rose petal tea can be used to help with treating chest, abdominal, and  menstrual pains. Also, this herb can be used to help promote healthy digestion, too. Some even say that this lovely herb can be used as a mild laxative. Plus, some have found that drinking rose tea can be useful for providing the body with a boost to the immune system. So, this herbal tea may be beneficial for keeping yourself healthy by soothing a sore throat, a cold, and the flu. Additionally, some people will use this cosmetic herb to reduce their stress and anxiety. This herb is thought to help calm your mind and promote a more positive mood.

Rose Bath Bomb Recipe: History of Roses

There are so many benefits for using roses throughout your life. So, it makes sense that this lovely floral herb has a large presence in history. If you want to learn a bit about different ways this botanical herb was involved in human history, then check out History of Roses from The Flower Expert.

Rose Bath Bomb Recipe: Reach Out to UsRose Bath Bomb Recipe: Reach Out to Us

If you have any questions regarding this cosmetic recipe or any other recipes, then you can reach out to us. You can find us on the phone, in the store, and online. An easy way to find us online is through social media. We have a Facebook page. Also you can use @ngscents to find us on Instagram and Twitter. Not only are these platforms perfect for asking us questions, but it can keep you in the loop on fun things, like brand new cosmetic recipes!

Rose Bath Bomb Recipe: Note About Our Herbs

Note: Natures Garden sells our herbs, like the Rose Buds and Petals, for external use only. We do not sell these cosmetic herbs as food items. The information we provide is for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets. Special care should be taken by pregnant and/or lactating women when handling herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our herbs. All testing is the responsibility of the customer.


Bath Bombs vs Bubble Bars

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Bath Bombs vs Bubble BarsBath Bombs vs Bubble Bars

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

Bath Bombs vs Bubble Bars: Bath Bombs

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

Bath Bombs:  Why Do They Fizz?

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

Bath Bombs:  How Are They Made?

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

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

Bath Bombs:  How Are They Colored?

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

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

Bath Bombs:  How Are They Scented?

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

Bath Bombs:  What Kind of Mold Should I Use?

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

Bath Bombs:  A Few Bath Bomb Tutorials

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

A Few Bath Bomb Tutorials: Sphere Bath Bombs

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

A Few Bath Bomb Tutorials: Hand Sculpted Bath Bombs

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

A Few Bath Bomb Tutorials: Silicone Mold Bath Bombs

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

A Few Bath Bomb Tutorials: Ice Cream Scoop Bath Bombs

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

A Few Bath Bomb Tutorials: Bath Bombs That Foam

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

A Few Bath Bomb Tutorials: Bath Bombs in a Jar

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

Bath Bombs vs Bubble Bars: Bubble Bars

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

Bubble Bars:  Why Do They Bubble?

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

Bubble Bars:  How Are They Made?

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

Bubble Bars:  How Are They Colored?

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

Bubble Bars:  How Are They Scented?

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

Bubble Bars:  How Do I Shape the Bubble Bars?

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

Bubble Bars:  How Are They Used?

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

Bubble Bars:  A Few Bubble Bar Tutorials

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

A Few Bubble Bar Tutorials:  Scoopable Bubble Bars

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

A Few Bubble Bar Tutorials: Rolled Bubble Bars

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

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



Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe

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Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies RecipeSugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Fragrance Oil is my personal favorite Christmas fragrance oil.  This fragrance oil from Natures Garden was the perfect fragrance for these bath bombs.  Often times, here at Natures Garden, we are inspired by pictures we see, things we see out shopping, and nature, of course.  Well this Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe was no exception.  We were actually inspired by some Christmas ornaments we saw on Pinterest.  These sparkly purple ornaments from Smile Mercantile are perfect for the season.  We absolutely adored these ornaments and were inspired to create these handcrafted bath bombs to share with all of you.  While the sparkle of these bath bombs is not as apparent in the picture to the left, rest assured they sparkle like crazy!

Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Information About the Ingredients in the Bath Bomb Recipe

Now, let’s talk about some the ingredients we will be using.  While some of our ingredients are pretty self explanatory, some of you may want a little more information on others.  So, below, we will talk about some of the ingredients in our bath bomb recipe.

Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Fragrance Oil

Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Fragrance OilIn this recipe we use Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Fragrance Oil.  This Christmas scent is perfect for the holidays.  Now, let’s talk a little bit about how this fabulous Christmas fragrance oil smells.

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Fragrance Oil is a charming fragrance oil by Natures Garden which is filled with surprises to delight all of the senses with plums, dark cherries and sweet oranges enhanced with clove, cinnamon, and peppery woodsy undertones.

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Fragrance Oil Top Notes:

Plum, Black Cherries, Strawberries, Mandarin, Orange

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Fragrance Oil Middle Notes:

Black Pepper, Clove, Cinnamon

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Fragrance Oil Base Notes:

Sandalwood, Eucalyptus


Natures Garden’s Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Fragrance Oil was inspired by, what else, the Nutcracker’s Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.  For those that are not familiar, it is performed in Act 2 of the famous 1892 ballet.  The music for the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy was written by Tchaikovsky.  It was also choreographed by Lev Ivanov.  The original Sugar Plum Fairy was portrayed by Antonietta Dell’Era.  However, although the role was created for the prima ballerina of the Nutcracker, the Sugar Plum Fairy did very little dancing in the original number.  This did not go over well with critics and thus, attempts were made to extend the number, incorporating more dancing into this role.

Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Sodium Cocoyl IsethionateSugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate

Since this is a fairly new product here at Natures Garden, we will talk a little bit about how it truly kicks your bath bombs up a notch.  First, sodium cocoyl isethionate from Natures Garden comes in granulated form.  After testing various forms, we found this one to be the easiest to work with.  It doesn’t float in the air like the powdered form.  Some places may sell it in a needle form, we prefer the granules.  When this ingredient is added to your products, one of the most obvious will be the foaming you will notice when your bath bomb is activated.  Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate will create bubbles, yes, but that is only one of the wonderful things about this ingredient.  In addition, you will love the way it makes your skin feel.  After adding this product in your bath fizzies, your skin will be left feeling silky soft, clean, and refreshed.  It is a very gentle cleaning and foaming agent that I have no doubt you will become obsessed with.  I know I have!

Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Citric AcidSugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Citric Acid

Citric acid it one of the ingredients found in bath bombs that helps to create the fizzing action.  You see, it is the combination of baking soda and citric acid that creates the fizzing of the bath bomb.  Citric acid is found naturally in citrus fruits, it is a natural acid.  It is also used in other cosmetic recipes to lower lower the pH level.

Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Baking SodaSugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Baking Soda

Baking soda, also called sodium bicarbonate, is a natural alkaline that is used in cosmetic formulations.  Adding baking soda to your bath will help leave your skin soft and silky feeling.  It is also wonderful on your hair when used in a rinse it will leave your hair silky and smooth.  It is wonderful in cleaning formulas to lift dirt, and remove oils.  In fact, it once saved my carpet.  I had spilled a glass of red wine all over my carpet and couch.  Immediately I poured baking soda generously all over the area, about a half an hour or so later I vacuumed the area and you couldn’t even tell where I spilled it.  The wine had completely vanished.  Baking soda, like we talked about earlier, is combined with citric acid to make bath fizzies.  Baking soda can be used in other types of recipes as well.  In fact, when used with borax, you can make soap, laundry detergent, and dishwasher detergent.  Baking soda is also used in other natural household cleaner formulas.   When used in cleaning recipes, baking soda has natural deodorizing qualities.

Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Ingredients

Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Ingredients: Other Supplies You Will Need

Witch Hazel (in spray bottle)
6- Clear Round Acrylic Fillable Ornaments
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoon

Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts

166 grams Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
512 grams Citric Acid
1,120 grams Baking Soda
18 grams Macadamia Nut Oil
16 grams Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Fragrance Oil
2 grams Diamond Dust Mica
4 grams Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Prior to Starting

Before we begin there are a few things we will go over.  First, when creating bath bombs you don’t really want there to be a lot of humidity in the air.  Bath bombs fizz when you add them to your bath water due to the combination of baking soda and citric acid.  So, the same thing can happen to your bath fizzies if you have a lot of humidity.  Now it isn’t like they are going to just start fizzing like crazy while they’re sitting on your table.  However, it will activate the outer surface of your bath bombs.  Then, you will end up with little dimples on your bath bombs.

Today, we will be using fillable ornament as our bath bomb molds.  You will need a total of six, medium sized ornaments.  While you can use any size you would like really, we used a medium size and created six bath bombs with this recipe.  You will want to have these out and in your work area.

Next, we will be using witch hazel to create our bath fizzies.  This should also be prepared prior to starting this bath bombs recipe.  You can use one of our bullet bottles to hold it.  Place your witch hazel in a bullet bottle and put your fine mist sprayer on top.

Finally, clean your work area and remove anything that is not related to this project.  This will help things flow easily.  In addition, make sure you have cleaned any other bowls, molds, or spoons you will be using.  I also suggest wearing an apron and protective gear.  It isn’t like baking soda is harmful, it just likes to float in the air when you are preparing it for your bath bombs.

Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Preparing the Dry Ingredients

When creating a bath fizzy, we always prepare our dry ingredients separately from our wet ingredients.  This will allow us to remove any clumps in these ingredients.  So, first, we will go ahead and get this ready.

Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Preparing the Dry IngredientsSugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Total Dry Ingredient Weights
166 grams Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
512 grams Citric Acid
1,120 grams Baking Soda
Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Weighing Out the Dry Ingredient Weights

We will start by preparing the dry ingredients for our bath fizzies.  You will need a deep mixing bowl.  Then, add 166 grams sodium cocoyl isethionate, 512 grams citric acid, and 1120 grams baking soda.  Use clean, gloved hands to mix all of the ingredients together.  Be sure to break up any clumps you find in the mixture as you are mixing.

Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Preparing the Wet Ingredients

Next, we will prepare our wet ingredients.  This will include our Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies Fragrance Oil, FUN Soap Colorant, and Macadamia Nut Oil.

Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Preparing the Wet IngredientsSugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Total Wet Ingredient Weights

18 grams Macadamia Nut Oil
16 grams Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Fragrance Oil
4 grams Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant


Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Weighing Out and Adding the Wet Ingredients

Now, we will begin weighing out the wet ingredients.  You will need a small mixing bowl or glass.  To this bowl, add 18 grams of Macadamia Nut Oil and 16 grams Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Fragrance Oil.  Add these ingredients to the dry ingredients.  Finally, add 4 grams of the Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant.

Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Mixing Your Bath BombsSugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Mixing Your Bath Bombs

Next, we will need to mix everything together.  I find it easiest to mix bath bombs with my hands.  So, put clean gloves on and begin mixing the ingredient together.  You will need to make sure that your colorant is evenly and completely mixed.

Once you have your ingredients fully combined, we will begin adding some witch hazel.  You will need the bottle of witch hazel you prepared earlier.  Witch hazel will help the bath bomb stay together so that you can pack it into your molds.  Now, begin by spritzing your bath bomb mixture.  Then, mix the ingredients together.  Continue to spray and mix until your bath bomb dough reaches a crumbly dough consistency.  Once you have achieved the correct consistency, you are ready to begin filling your molds.

Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Adding the Bath Bomb Mixture to the MoldsSugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Adding the Bath Bomb Mixture to the Molds

Now, we will be adding the mixture to the molds.  So, make sure your molds are within arms reach.  Then, begin filling one half of one of your molds.  You want to pack the mixture in tightly.  Then, continue to pack the molds until you run out of bath fizzy mixture.



Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Connecting the Two HalvesSugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Connecting the Two Halves

Next, we will be putting the bath bombs halves together.  So, you will need two bath bomb halves.  Spray each half with witch hazel and quickly press the two halves together.  Then, do the same with two more halves.  Continue this process until you have all the bath fizzies together.  Allow your bath bombs to setup.

Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Finishing TouchesSugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: Finishing Touches

Now, we will be adding some sparkling finishing touches.  We will achieve a sparkly sugar look by dusting our bath bombs with diamond dust.  So, you will need to remove the bath bombs from the molds.  Then, place one of your bath bombs in a clean, dry bowl.  Next, sprinkle it all over with diamond dust mica pigment.  Finally, shake the bath fizzy to remove any extra mica. You want to completely cover your bath bombs with mica so that they are super sparkly.  In addition, these bath bombs will leave a super awesome sparkle to your skin when used in your bathtub.

Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: More Fun With Natures GardenSugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe: More Fun With Natures Garden

We hope that you enjoy making our Sugar Plum Bath Fizzies Recipe as much as we enjoyed creating it. You can find this craft and many other cosmetic, soap, and candle recipes in our Free Classes and Recipes Box. There you will find inspiration and a ton of fragrance fun!  When you are finished finding inspiration, show us what you have created. Post your pictures of your finished products on our Instagram or Twitter pages by tagging us @ngscents. You can also post your pictures on our Facebook page.


Mango Sorbet Fragrance Oil

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Mango Sorbet Fragrance OilMango Sorbet Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Mango Sorbet Fragrance Oil is a sweet scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is a juicy fruit blend that combines mango, lemon, and raspberry in the best possible way. Try making the real thing with this mango sorbet recipe. This mango fragrance oil smells just like the real thing! We dare you to compare, we know you won’t be disappointed! Not only is this one of my favorite cp soap scents, but our customers voted it a fave in cp soap as well!

What Does Mango Sorbet Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is an uplifting, energizing blend of ripe mango, juicy lemons, and fabulous, red raspberries.

How Do Our Customers Use Mango Sorbet Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

Delicious room scenting recipes can be created using this sweet mango fragrance oil. First, reed diffuser sticks, potpourri recipes, and incense sticks or cones can both use up to 50% of this fruity mango scent. If you want to scent your homemade cleaning products, then use no more than 5% of this fragrance oil. Also, aroma beads maintain a nice and strong scent for this yummy fragrance oil. Additionally, smelly jelly crystals can be used to fragrance a room.

Furthermore, this fruity dessert fragrance oil can be used to create all sorts of candle products. Scented candles that are made of either vegetable waxes or paraffin wax can use a maximum of 10% for this scent. Both Joy Wax and WOW Wax will both perform perfectly with Mango Sorbet Fragrance Oil.  Soy wax candles will retain a nice and strong aroma with this scent as well. If you want to add color to your candle products, then we suggest you use three drops of orange liquid candle dye and one drop of red liquid candle dye. However, if you prefer color blocks, a small amount of shredded orange and red color blocks will work well. Our recommendations are based on four pound batches. Just remember that you should never use any crayons for the coloring of your candles as they will clog your wick.

How Do Our Customers Use Mango Sorbet Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Bath and body creations can be formulated using this mango fragrance oil. Bath gels, bath oils, perfume oils, scented lotions, and bath and body recipes can be created using no more than 5% of this fragrance oil.

Additionally, this sorbet fragrance oil can be used to create soaps. For example, our own Cold Process Soap Testing Results have revealed on video that this fragrance oil would be a great addition for a batch of cold process soap. A batch containing this fragrance oil will have no ricing, no acceleration,  and no separation. Not only does this batch have all those great properties, but it has a perfect pour as well! The final product will have a very strong scent and the bars will discolor to a very light beige hue. You can also try one of our many melt and pour soap recipes and use this mango scent. If you would like a color suggestion for your body products, then we recommend using orange and red soap colorants. Use just the right amounts that make you smile. 

Mango Sorbet Fragrance Oil Recipe

Do you like to create cold process soap and want to use this irresistible fragrance oil? If you do, then you may want to try out our Mango Cold Process Soap Recipe! This recipe is a great guide that provides you with a lovely cold process soap formulation to create your own scrumptious soaps.


Kauai Spa Fragrance Oil

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Kauai Spa Fragrance OilKauai Spa Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Kauai Spa Fragrance Oil is a complex spa scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is a lovely blend of gorgeous fresh floral scents with vanilla, woodsy, and musk scents that create a fragrance oil that is complex and relaxing. Many of our customers have found this scent to be a beautiful scent that is absolutely perfect for cold process soaps and homemade feminine perfumes.

What Does Kauai Spa Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This incredibly unique, floral spa fragrance oil by Natures Garden is an aroma that contains notes of gardenia, jasmine, cyclamen, lilac, hyacinth, mimosa flower, rose, muguet, and lily.  Well rounded, complex, and very fresh!

Top Notes:  Valencia Orange, Peach
Mid notes:  Mimosa flower, Hyacinth, Gardenia, Orange Flower, Gardenia, jasmine, cyclamen, lilac, rose, muguet
Base Notes:  Vanilla, Woods, Musk

How Do Our Customers Use Kauai Spa Fragrance Oil?

Making room scents with this gorgeous floral fragrance oil will have you sitting back, relaxing, and soaking in the spa aroma. Products such as room scent diy, smelly jelly beads, and incense sticks can all you up to 50% of this sweet fragrance oil. This relaxing scent will remain perfect in handmade aroma bead creations. Also, the best scented household cleaning products can be crafted with a maximum of 5% for our gorgeous Kauai Spa Fragrance Oil. Candle crafters are in luck because this amazing floral scent can be used in their creations. These creations that are made of either vegetable wax or paraffin wax can use this scent at a rate of 10%. Many of the waxes we sell, including Joy Wax,100% Soy Wax, WOW Wax, Pillar of Bliss Wax, and our gel candle wax can include this fragrance oil perfectly! If you are looking for a suggestion in coloring your candles, then try out either using one drop of green liquid candle dye per four pounds of your wax or shredding a small amount of a green color block into the melted wax. For those figuring out their own method, know that crayons do not make good colorant as they clog candle wicks.

Get ready for the chance to have your own personal homemade spa with this beautiful spa day fragrance oil. All kinds of hand crafted bath and body products can be scented with this flowery aroma. In fact, homemade shampoo, homemade body lotions, diy perfumes, and so many other related creations can be scented with up to 5% of this fragrance oil. Soaps that are created with or without lye can be scented with this enchanting scent at a rate of 5%. Our own Cold Process Soap Testing Results have shown to us that this calming fragrance oil is a great choice for this method. There was no ricing and no separation found in batches that used this fragrance. There was acceleration, due to all of the floral notes involved in this aroma. This acceleration can be reduced by soaping at lower temperatures. The final cp soap had no discoloration in the bars and the scent remained good in the soap bars. We suggest green soap colorant in these bath and body creations, but other methods can be used as long as you avoid candle dyes.


Bath Bomb Shapes

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bath bomb shapesBath Bombs are typically known for traditionally being in a ball like shape.  But, the bath bomb shape does not have an effect on what bath bombs are known for.

The combination of baking soda and citric acid when in a dry environment are just that; baking soda and citric acid.  However, when these two elements are put together, and then placed into water a reaction occurs.  As this bicarbonate base and weak acid are dissolved in the water, they start to fizz and fizz and fizz.  This fizzing action is actually carbon dioxide.  As the bath bomb dissolves and the carbon dioxide releases into the water, any bather feels a light tickling sensation on their skin.  Hence the well known attribute that bath bombs are known for.

When it comes to the bath bomb shapes, the world can be your oyster.  There are already many varying elements that you can change to make your bath bombs unique.  Whether you choose to do this through scent, color, skin loving oil, or herb addition; the possibilities are endless.

Bath bomb shapes are just as limitless as the other unique qualities you can give your bath bombs.  In fact, you can even make your bath bomb mixture in loose scoop form allowing the overall design of your bath bomb package to really sell the concept.  As for shaped bath bombs, there are tons of molds you can use.

The creative team at Natures Garden has created various bath bomb recipes that produce bath bomb shapes other than balls.  Through the use of  silicone molds, ice cream scoopers, hard plastics (such as fillable ornaments), wax paper, and even your hands, these bath bomb recipes create truly unique bath bombs.

If you are interested in making some bath bomb shapes that will turn some heads here are a few recipes you can try.  These recipes as well as others can all be found on Natures Gardens website under the free recipes and classes link; which you can view by clicking on this link.  All of the supplies needed to make these bath bombs can also be purchased at Natures Garden.

Silicone Mold Bath Bomb Shapes:
Chocolate Dipped Bath Fizzies Recipe
Gingersnap Cookies Bath Bomb Recipe
Mothers Day Bath Bomb Recipe

Hard Plastic Bath Bomb Shapes:
Christmas Tree Bath Bomb Recipe
Easter Egg Bath Fizzes Recipe

Ice Cream Scoop Bath Bomb Shapes:
Rainbow Sherbet Bath Fizzies Recipe 
Superman Bath Fizzies Recipe

Hand Formed/ Wax Paper Bath Bomb Shapes:
Hatching Dinosaur Egg Bath Bombs Recipe
Raspberry Zinger Bath Fizzies Recipe

Loose/ Scoopable Bath Bomb Shapes:
Fairy Dust Fizzy Bath Recipe
Fizzy Milk Bath Recipe
Lavender Fizzy Bath Recipe
Snake in the Grass Bath Fizzie Recipe

Enjoy the journey of new bath bomb shapes!




Easter Egg Fizzies

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steps for making easter egg bath fizzesEaster is quickly approaching, and although typically Easter gifts exchanged between loved ones are filled with chocolates and sweets; sometimes you just want to think outside of the candy wrapper.  This is where the entertaining bath bomb can come into play!

Bath fizzies can be enjoyed by everyone young and old!  But, there is just something about them that amazes children.  This is most likely the fun fizzing action that occurs when the bath bombs hit the water.

One of the most unique aspects of bath bombs is that they can be scented, colored, and molded into any shape.  And, one of the best things about bath bombs is that they are a great project to make with your kids for a fun family activity.

If you are looking for a great spin on Easter basket gifts, using this recipe you can now make your very own Easter Egg fizzies.

Besides the ingredients that are needed to make the Easter egg fizzies (which can all be purchased at Natures Garden), you will also need (10) regular sized fillable Easter eggs, baking soda, and some witch hazel in a spray bottle.  If you do not have any leftover plastic eggs from last year, these eggs can be purchased almost anywhere including Walmart or even your local Dollar Store.  The witch hazel that is called for in this recipe is used to help get the crumbly consistency of the mixture as well as to adhere both sides of the Easter eggs together in the final steps.

Here is the rest of the ingredients and supplies that you will need to make this recipe:
Citric Acid
Bentonite Clay Powder
Arrowroot Powder
Castor Oil
Olive Oil- Pomace
For this project, any body safe fragrance oil will work.  We suggest: Jelly Bean Fragrance Oil to match the theme of Easter.
For the color of the Easter egg fizzes, any of the FUN Soap colorants will work.  For this project, we selected the colorants: Neon Blue, Neon Red, Neon Yellow, and Ultramarine Violet to achieve somewhat of a pastel color in the eggs.
Disposable Pipettes
Mixing Bowls (5)
Large Mixing Bowl

Once you are ready to get started, here are the steps (pictures included):

Step 1: In your large mixing bowl, place 184 grams of citric acid, 265 grams of baking soda, 11 grams of bentonite clay, and 90 grams of arrowroot powder.  Thoroughly mix these ingredients.  If you have any clumps, break them up using your fingers and thumb.  Set this aside for now.

how to make easter fizzes

Step 2: Now, in a separate bowl, weigh out 26 grams of castor oil and 21 grams of olive oil.  Then, carefully pour this over your dry ingredients, mixing well with your hands.

mixing ingredients for easter bath fizzes

Step 3: Next, place 30 drops of Jelly Beans scent into the mixture using a pipette.  Stir this again using your hands.

making scented bath fizzes

Step 4:  Now, slowly spray the mixture with a few squirts of witch hazel.  Mix the mixture between each spritz.  Continue until the mixture is like crumbly dough in your hands.  Do not over spray. 

making easter bath bombs

Step 5: Now, lay out your other 4 mixing bowls.  Into each bowl place approximately 150 grams of the mixture.

making different colored bath fizzes

Step 6: In the first bowl place 4 drops FUN Soap Colorant Neon Blue.  Mix this thoroughly with your hands until all of the mixture is light blue.  Then, set it aside.

blue bath bomb

Step 7: In the second bowl place 6 drops FUN Soap Colorant Neon Red.  Mix this thoroughly with your hands until all of the mixture is pink.  Then, set it aside.

pink bath bomb

Step 8: In the third bowl place 4 drops FUN Soap Colorant Neon Yellow.  Mix this thoroughly with your hands until all of the mixture is yellow.  Then, set it aside.

yellow bath bomb

Step 9: In the final bowl place 5 drops FUN Soap Colorant Ultramarine Violet.  Mix this thoroughly with your hands until all of the mixture is light purple.  Then, set it aside.

purple bath bomb

Step 10:  Now, count out 10 of your fillable Easter eggs.  If the eggs halves that you have are connected together by a small piece of plastic, break them apart now.

prepping your bath fizzy mold

Step 11:  Each colored bowl of the mixture will fill (2.5) whole eggs.  To fill the eggs, press the mixture down firmly into each egg half.  Once both of the halves are completely filled, spritz each one with witch hazel.  Then,  close the egg.  Repeat this step until all eggs are filled and sealed together.

prepping easter bath fizzy

Step 12: Once all eggs are sealed, allow them to harden overnight.

allowing your easter egg fizzes to harden

Step 13: When the eggs are ready, using a spoon gently tap several times on the outside of the oblong egg half.  This will help release the bath fizzy from the mold.

Step 14:  Carefully slide the plastic egg (oblong side) off first.  Then, slide the bottom portion of the plastic egg off.  If the bath fizzy egg is not  stuck together, spritz each half with the witch hazel then place the two halves together.  Gently hold these two halves in place, and using your thumb, reinforce the seam of the egg halves until they do stick together.  Then set aside and allow to harden for about 15-20 minutes.

connecting your easter egg fizzes

The Easter egg bath fizzes are now ready for use.  If you want, place the fizzy eggs into an Easter basket and give as basket to give as an Easter gift.

Easter bath fizzy basket

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Bath Bomb Recipe

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sinus relief bath bombOh, how the weather outside is frightful….

If the winter time blues has got you down, and you are not feeling like yourself, we have a little recipe we would like to share with you that will not only help to clear your sinuses, but will also put that little pep in your step that you have been missing.

Our recipe is taking the homemade crafting industry by storm.  It has been shared on Pinterest over 1000 times, and after trying these bath bombs out, you will completely understand why.

Bath Bombs are super easy and fun to make.  They can be made into any shape using plastic fillable ornaments, molds, or left in loose form.  To read all about bath bombs, and how to use them, click on this link.

A bath bomb is a straightforward chemical reaction between an acid and a base.  Within the realm of bath bombs, the citric acid is the acid, and the baking soda or sodium bicarbonate is the base.  Logically speaking, bath bombs can be made with these two ingredients and a very small amount of liquid (witch hazel) to help them keep their shape.

However, bath bombs are the perfect luxurious product to introduce skin loving oils and benefits to your products.  The addition of various ingredients like castor oil and olive oil will allow for moisturizing aspects.  Then, with the addition of herbs like peppermint and spearmint, you can allow your bath bombs to have a refreshing and revitalizing effect.

If you are looking for a wonderfully refreshing bath bomb recipe that is sharing like wild fire on social media, click here.  Natures Garden’s Sinus Relief Bath Bomb Recipe is one in a million, so get your crafting area prepped these homemade bath bombs are exactly what you need!


Bath Bombs

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bath bomb A bath bomb (also called a bath fizzie) is a skin softening bath product that produces “fizz” when it comes into contact with water.  Bath bombs contain citric acid and baking soda, although the more elaborate bath bomb recipes include luxurious butters, oils, colors, fragrance, and herbs.  In order to get bath bombs to form a shape, witch hazel is gently sprayed into the bath bomb mixture until it is crumbly.

Making your own homemade bath bombs is really easy to do.  With a few essential ingredients and fillable plastic ornaments, you are able to create any number of different bath bombs. In fact, even if you don’t have the fillable plastic ornaments, you can use other things like silicone molds or even leave the bath bomb in a loose form that you can scoop into your tub.

Bath bombs or bath fizzes can introduce many great elements to tub time. Some examples of this are the wonderful aromatic or healing capabilities of herbs and/or essential oils.  You can even make bath bombs bright, colorful, and fun by introducing fragrance oils and soap colorants to the mix.

Knowing how stressful the holiday season can be for many of us, we recently sought out to make some soothing and relaxing themed bath bombs.  Anyone with a chaotic and busy schedule can relate that sometimes, it is necessary to take a step back, breath, and focus on relaxing; even if it is just for a short period of time. The recipe that was created was inspired by the goal of relaxation; and are called Lavender Sage Bath Bombs.  These enjoyable fizzes are just what you need to take the edge off.

Some of the key ingredients used in these fabulous lavender bath bombs are:

Bentonite Clay Powder– used to help clean impurities on the skin
Lavender Flower Powder– a natural relaxant, is also used for the soothing of irritated skin as well as healing.
Castor Oil– a humectant that draws moisture to your skin.
Rose Petals– great for relaxation but also have antiseptic, antiparasitic, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Citric Acid-  reacts with baking soda and water to create fizz.  Citric acid is a natural water softener.

To view the complete Lavender Sage Bath Bomb Recipe click here.  To view other free bath bomb recipes simply click on this link.

When you are ready, here are the steps to use a bath bomb:

1.   Tell your family you are out of commission for 30 minutes.
2.   Run your bath water.  Do not add any bubbles to the water.
3.   When you are ready to get in the tub, hold your bath bomb above water.  Do not let it get wet.
4.  Gently get in the tub and finally place your bath bomb in the water.
5.  Set back, relax, and enjoy your peace and quiet while also enjoying the delightful fizz, calming scent, and tranquility of the moment.

Hint:  If you make bath bombs that contain herbs, but you do not want those herbs floating around your tub, you can always place the bath bomb into a nylon, cheesecloth, or gauze prior to putting it into the water.