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Mar
27

Sunshine Soap and Candle Company


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Sunshine Soap and Candle Company

We at Natures Garden have found a wonderful soap and candle creator that we would like to share with you! This creator’s name is Cory and she makes gorgeous cold process soaps, adorable candles, and even more fun recipes! Not only does Cory share some fantastic homemade recipes on her YouTube channel, but she has her very own candle and soap making business! The Sunshine Soap and Candle Company website is full of high-quality products that are unique and beautiful! If you are interested in learning even more about Cory and her candle and soap business, then check out more information below!

Sunshine Soap and Candle Company: What is the Company's Mission?Sunshine Soap and Candle Company: What is Sunshine Soap and Candle Company?

Cory shared with us that the Sunshine Soap and Candle Company had come to be 2014.

Further, she has expressed the following as the core beliefs behind this company. “I have a passion for creating beautiful, usable products. I have always been drawn to more natural products, but also really wanted them to look beautiful as well as perform very well. I have always wanted people to smile, feel happy and a bit pampered when
they use my handmade products. The name of my company really epitomizes my idea of happiness. As a native Californian, I am a lover of the beach and the sun. These things make me happy and are reflected in my logo to represent the feelings I wanted people to have when using my products. Today, we carry an array of products you can feel good about like body butters, lotions, night cream, soap, candles and more.”

Sunshine Soap and Candle Company: How Did This Business Start?

Today Sunshine Soap and Candle Company sells all kinds of products! This includes homemade candles and soap made from scratch. While this company has lots of wonderfully created recipes now, this endeavor began with Cory’s love for candles and an interest in making them at home!

According to Cory herself, ” A lot of people may not know that that Sunshine Soap and Candle Company started out in 2001 as a candle company only. I was a new college grad and newly married. I was working full time at a local insurance company and needed some
creative outlets. I was really into burning candles and thought I could make them.
That is when I started getting into the art of making candles. Back then, there was
no YouTube, so I did all my research and studying from books and hands on trial
and error. I became obsessed with making the perfect burning candle! Once I got
it down “Twilight Inspirations” was born and I started selling my candle creations.
I LOVED creating products from scratch and customizing items.”

Sunshine Soap and Candle Company: How Did The Company Grow?Sunshine Soap and Candle Company: How Did The Company Grow?

Of course, this interest in candle making has grown over time and has led to even more skill for the craft through experience and experimentation. Plus, we all know that trying out a new craft is fun and can lead to another beloved hobby. In the case of Cory’s company, trying something new led to expanding her company to add even more lovely products!

Cory has shared that, “Over the years my candle making style evolved with changing styles and times. Fast forward to 2013 and three kids later! I became fascinated with soap
making after attending several local markets. I decided to give it a try. As soon as
I tried it, I knew I needed to expand my product line to include soaps. I loved it so
much I couldn’t believe I hadn’t tried it before! I immersed myself in research and
studying until I came up with soap I could actually feel great about selling.”

Sunshine Soap and Candle Company: What Does This Company Create?

We would like to share a few of the many wonderful products and recipes from Sunshine Soap and Candle Company. So, anyone that may be curious about the kinds of products that you can find on their site can find a sampling here. Of course, you can check out their website to find even more of the fabulous products that they have available for you to experience! 

Sunshine Soap and Candle Company: "Life's A Party" Cold Process SoapSunshine Soap and Candle Company: “Life’s A Party” Cold Process Soap

One lovely cp soap recipe that you may enjoy is the Life’s A Party Cold Process Soap. This lovely cp soap recipe uses fun, vibrant colors in a creamy batch of white soap to create a gorgeous batch of soap that looks as fun as confetti!

Plus, this bar of soap includes luscious cosmetic oils, like apricot kernel oil, canola oil, castor oil, olive oil, coconut oil, and palm oil. Not only will this cp soap recipe nourish your skin, but it has a scrumptious fragrance oil. This soap scent has fragrance notes of strawberries, raspberries, cherries and tree ripe peaches, and fresh lemons. Further, the scent includes the aroma of tangerine essential oil. So, this is a fantastic product all around! If you would like to have this adorable soap, then check out the “Life’s A Party” Cold Process Soap page on the Sunshine Soap and Candle Company website!

Sunshine Soap and Candle Company: Beach Bum Cold Process SoapSunshine Soap and Candle Company: Beach Bum Cold Process Soap

Another gorgeous scented soap recipe that you may enjoy is the beautiful Beach Bum Cold Process Soap! This cp soap recipe is perfect for any beach lovers out there! These gorgeous layered soap bars are topped with white beach foam soap, golden sea star mp soap, and rounded sea glass mp soap. Not only are these bars of soap gorgeous, but this scented soap uses olive oil, coconut oil, castor oil, palm oil, canola oil and almond oil. Further, this cosmetic recipe includes cocoa butter and kaolin clay to add some extra moisture and bubbles to the bars.

Also, this luscious bar of soap has an aroma similar to Coppertone sunscreen with a note of light floral. If you want to get your very own beach themed soap recipe, then you will want to check out to the Beach Bum Cold Process Soap page to get your own scented soap recipe! Further, you can find out how to make the Beach Bum Cold Process Soap on their YouTube channel!

Sunshine Soap and Candle Company: Daydream Cold Process SoapSunshine Soap and Candle Company: Daydream Cold Process Soap

Also, you can check out this lovely swirled soap recipe.

First of all, this scented soap recipe uses purple and blue hues to create a gorgeous soap recipe. Further, this soap recipe uses the shimmer of mica dust powder. Also, this luscious cosmetic recipe uses lovely olive oil, coconut oil, castor oil, palm oil, canola oil and sweet almond oil. Plus, this soap recipe scent begins with mandarin orange, melon, blackberry, and violet leaf. Then, the scent continues with middle notes are lavender, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley, and nectarine. Further, this soap recipe has a fresh base of honey, oak, and musk. If you are interested in this beautiful, feminine soap recipe, then you should check out the Daydream Cold Process Soap page of their website!

https://www.sunshinesoapandcandle.com/product/beach-bum-cold-process-soapSunshine Soap and Candle Company: Egg Shell Candles

Next. they have a fun candle making recipe that you can try out at home! This is a perfect idea for anyone looking for some fun Easter egg crafts! So, you can decorate real egg shells exactly how you want and turn your colored egg shells into candles. If you want to learn how to make these cute scented candles, then you can follow these step by step instructions on making these cute scented candles! You can find a video on How to Make Candle Using Real Eggshells (a candle making tutorial) on the Sunshine Soap and Candle Company YouTube channel.

Sunshine Soap and Candle Company: Strawberries and Champagne Soapy CupcakesSunshine Soap and Candle Company: Strawberries and Champagne Soapy Cupcakes

Another adorable soap recipe that you can find from this company is one for the adorable Strawberry and Champagne scented cupcake soap. You can find how to make adorable cold process soap that looks just like these adorable cupcake soaps from the Sunshine Soap and Candle Company YouTube channel! This soap recipe has a gorgeous cp soap base that is topped with soap frosting and mp soap strawberries! So, you can learn how to make this soap recipe by checking out the Strawberries & Champagne Soapy Cupcakes video. Here you can learn how to create these adorable cupcake soap and even look at some of the ideas from other craft makers in the comment section!

Sunshine Soap and Candle Company: Where Can I Find This Company?

There are a few different ways that you can find this lovely company online. First of all, the Sunshine Soap and Candle Company has a website where you can find all kinds of products. These products include all kinds of fantastic cosmetic recipes and scented wax creations that you can purchase and enjoy! Plus, you can find Sunshine Soap and Candle Company on YouTube, as they have a channel where you are likely to find videos on some of your new favorite recipes! Additionally, this lovely company has a variety of social media sites, like Facebook and Instagram, where you can share your experience and reach out to them. 

Sunshine Soap and Candle Company: Can I Find and Buy From This Company Online?

Of course, you can shop from Sunshine Soap and Candle Company using their online store! If you are interested in buying some of this company’s products and checking out even more of what they have to offer, then you will definitely want to visit their online store! So, you can use the following link to find their online site and all their fun candle and cosmetic creations; www.sunshinesoapandcandle.com. Once you are there, you can shop for scented candles, homemade soaps, and all kinds of awesome products!

Sunshine Soap and Candle Company: Where Can I Find Them on YouTube and Social Media?

First of all, you can find the Sunshine Soap and Candle Company on YouTube by clicking here. This channel is full of all kinds of fun and unique recipe ideas that they show you how to make! You may be interested in craft recipes or you may just want to know how the Sunshine Soap and Candle Company makes their lovely products. Regardless of what you are interested in, this channel is a great place to check out!

Additionally, you can find this company on both Instagram and Facebook. If you want to keep tabs on when your favorite products are restocked, be one of the first to know about a new product, see how some products work, or just scroll through all the gorgeous product pictures, then you will absolutely want to find them on their social media! You can find their Instagram by clicking here and their Facebook page by clicking here.

Sunshine Soap and Candle Company: Upcoming Candle Making Collaboration

If you are interested in their fun soap and candle making recipes, you should definitely subscribe to their YouTube channel! Not only will you find all kinds of fun step by step videos on how to make these awesome homemade cosmetic and candle recipes, but there will be a fun Natures Garden sponsored video that will be coming soon! So, be sure to turn on your notifications for this channel so you don’t miss out on this fun upcoming craft recipe!

Sunshine Soap and Candle Company: Reaching Out for Community and Questions

Of course, you can feel free to reach out to the Sunshine Soap Company with questions about their products or the homemade recipes they share. Of course, you can reach out to and communicate with the community on their YouTube channel, Instagram (@sunshinesoapandcandleco), and their Facebook page. 

If you have any questions related to us at Natures Garden, then feel free to reach out to us! As always, you can find us on our HUG Line.  You can also find us in the NG store or on any of our social media sites. So, you can ask us your questions on Twitter(@ngscents), Instagram (@ngscents), and Facebook. If you try some of the lovely creations from Sunshine and Soap Company, we would love to hear about it!  We would also love to hear about any of the products you have bought and enjoyed!

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!

Mar
16

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe


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Rainbow Zebra Print Soap RecipeRainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe

If you are looking for a fun recipe for soap without lye, then check out the latest soap creation from Natures Garden! The Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe is a fun way to create your very own soap using a great melt and pour base. Our design was inspired by the beauty of wild zebras. Did you know that each zebra’s stripes are as unique as your fingerprint? This means that no two zebras will have the same pattern. So, we used the unique design of the stripes and made it even wilder by using a rainbow of different colors. This will leave you with bars of soap that are fun and beautiful.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Ingredients Available From Natures Garden

Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap Base
Teal FUN Soap Colorant 
Neon Blue Soap Colorant
Yelp Yellow Soap Colorant 
Neon Pink Soap Colorant
Square Loaf – Mold Market Molds
Amazingly Grace Fragrance Oil
8oz Blue PET Bullet Bottles
Black Fine Mist Sprayers 24/410
Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Cutter For Mitre Box – Stainless Steel

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Other Equipment Needed

A few Mixing Bowls (5)
Scale (grams)
Rubbing Alcohol
Mixing Spoon
Block (or another object to slide under the mold)

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Total Weights and Amounts

1408 grams of the Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap Base
5 drops of the Yelp Yellow Soap Colorant
6 drops of the Teal FUN Soap Colorant
5 drops of the Neon Blue Soap Colorant
68 grams of the Amazingly Grace Fragrance Oil
5 drops of the Neon Pink Soap Colorant

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Preparing Your Craft Area

Before you begin creating your recipe there are a few things that you can do to make the process easier and more fun. First, you will want to collect your equipment for this recipe. This way you won’t have your melted soap set up while you look for supplies. While this won’t ruin your recipe, it can become frustrating. Further, you want to make sure your supplies and work area are clean. This will make sure that dirt or crumbs from other projects don’t make their way into your recipe. Also, you can fill up your bullet bottle with rubbing alcohol and place a sprayer on top. This will ensure that you will have this ready to use before your layers set up.  Also, decide what order you want to pour your layers.  We created this soap a few times, varying the order of the colors.  You can choose to pour your colors in any order.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Weighing and Scenting the First LayerRainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Weighing and Scenting the First Layer

First, you are going to prepare the bottom layer of your soap loaf. So, weigh 152 grams of the Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap Base into your mixing bowl. Melt the soap thoroughly using 30 second intervals and stir between heating to prevent scorching. Next, weigh 7 grams of the Amazingly Grace Fragrance Oil. Mix this into your soap base. Now, you are ready to pour.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Pouring the First LayerRainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Pouring the First Layer

Next, we are going to pour this first layer into our square loaf mold. So, you are going to need to prop up one side. We used a small block of wood, but you can use anything you can find to raise one side of the mold. Creating this angle will allow us to make stripes that better resemble a zebra pattern. Once your layer has been poured remember to spray the top with the rubbing alcohol. This will release any bubbles and allow your layers to stick together.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Making the Yellow Layer

Now, we are ready to create our yellow layer for this soap. So, weigh 200 grams of the mp soap base into a clean mixing bowl. Use a microwave in short bursts to melt the soap and mix between heating. After, add 10 grams of the fragrance oil. Plus, you will add 5 drops of the Yelp Yellow FUN Soap Colorant. Make sure to incorporate this your soaps well enough that your color is even. Then, you can get ready to pour.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Pouring the Second LayerRainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Pouring the Second Layer

For this step, we are going to be pouring the second layer into the soap mold. First, we need to make sure that the previous layer has set up almost completely. The timing is very important with this recipe.  You want the soap to form a pretty thick film.  However, you don’t want it to be completely hardened.  If it still has some flexibility when you pour your next layer, the line will be more wavy like a zebra instead of sharp and angled.  Once you are sure you are ready to pour, you will need to take your mold off the block and set it flat. Since our last layer was already at an angle, this layer will fill in the spaces. Once you have added all of this layer, lightly spray the top with the rubbing alcohol.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Creating the Next LayerRainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Creating the Next Layer to Pour

Now, we are going to make our second white layer for this recipe. So, weigh 152 grams of the soap base into a mixing bowl. Carefully melt the mp soap in a microwave. Then, add 7 grams of the fragrance oil to the mixture. Combine these ingredients thoroughly before you move on to pouring the mixture.

Next, we will get ready to pour this layer. So, check your yellow soap layer and see whether it has set up. Since these layers are fairly thin, they shouldn’t take too long to set up. When your soap is ready you can leave the mold flat and begin to pour. After, you will need to lightly spray the top of this layer with the alcohol.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Creating the Teal LayerRainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Creating the Teal Layer

Next, we are going to be making the teal colored layer for our homemade soap. After you measure 200 grams of soap base, melt the soap using a microwave. Remember to use short bursts and periodically stir. Once your soap is melted add 10 grams of the scented oil and 6 drops of the Teal FUN Soap Colorant. Mix all of your ingredients together well. Then, we can move on to creating this next part of the design.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Creating a Forked Layer

This part of the soap will be slightly different than the other layers. We are going to create a forked layer with our teal mixture. First, you will need to pour about half of your teal soap into the mold. For this part, your mold will remain flat on the table. Then, spray the layer with alcohol and allow the soap to set up.

Once your teal layer has set up completely you are ready to add the white portion of the fork. First, you are going to need to tilt your mold. We used two of our blocks to create a bigger tilt and make sure that the white layer was only on one side of the mold. Depending on what you have used to angle your mold, you may need to play with your height a bit before you are ready to pour. Melt 150 grams of the yogurt soap and add 7 grams of the Amazingly Grace Fragrance Oil. Once you have added this white layer you can spray the top with rubbing alcohol. Make sure to leave the soap mold angle the same way until you pour your next layer.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Adding the Other Half of the Teal MixtureRainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Adding the Other Half of the Teal Mixture

Next, we are going to be finishing the forked layer with the rest of our teal colored soap. So, make sure that the white soap has set up. Then, you can melt the teal soap again. Once your soap has melted you will pour the teal soap into the mold at the same angle as your previous white layer. After, you can spray the tops with rubbing alcohol. Now, this will leave you with a forked appearance for this stripe.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Adding the Next White LayerRainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Adding the Next White Layer

Now, we are ready to create our next layer for this soap. So, melt 150 grams of the melt and pour soap in the microwave. After, you will need to include 7 grams of the fragrance oil and mix the ingredient well. Once everything is ready to pour, check that your last layer has mostly set up. If it has, then you can start pouring this layer.

First, you will need to get rid of the angle. So, you can set the mold down flat on your work surface. Now, you will pour this scented white soap on top of your hardened teal layer. Once everything has been added you can spray the top with rubbing alcohol. Then, move on to creating the next layer.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Adding the Blue and White LayersRainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Adding the Neon Blue and White Layers

This time you will be mixing up the neon blue layer for our recipe. So, carefully melt another 200 grams of soap into a clean mixing bowl. Once your soap is all melted you will need to add 10 grams of the fragrance oil along with 5 drops of the Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant. Make sure to mix these ingredients thoroughly. Once the previous layer has completely set up you can add the blue layer on top. Then, spray the top of this layer with the rubbing alcohol.

Now, you will be mixing the next layer for your zebra soap recipe. You will need to melt 150 grams of the Melt and Pour Soap Base in the microwave. Once your soap has been completely melted, you can add 7 grams of the scented oil. Mix this ingredient into the soap. After the blue layer has completely set up you are ready to pour in this next layer. Remember to spray the top with alcohol before moving on to the next step.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Creating and Pouring the Pink Layer

You will need to create the pink soap for this next layer. So, melt 200 grams of the yogurt mp soap.  Then, 10 grams of the fragrance to your melted soap. Also, mix in 5 drops of Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant. After all this is mixed together, check that your previous layer has set up completely. Once it has you can move on to the next step.

Next, we are going to be pouring the pink layer onto your soap. This next layer will be slightly angled. You can use a similar height to the yellow layer and add the wedge to the opposite side as before. As soon as you get your desired angle, pour in this pink mixture. Then, spray the top with rubbing alcohol.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Mixing and Adding the Top Layer

Finally, we are going to be adding the last layer for the zebra print soap. You will need to melt 150 grams of the soap in a microwave. Then, incorporate 7 grams of the fragrance oil. Once everything has mixed together you should check to make sure that the pink layer has set up completely. If it has, then remove the object from underneath the mold and pour your soap. After the soap is in the mold, spray the soap to release any air bubbles. Now, you just need to wait for your last layer to set up and you will be ready to cut and use your soap!

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Interesting Facts

Zebras are such majestic animals, but their beautiful stripes are just for looks. There are quite a few ideas as to how these unique patterns are beneficial. Firstly, the zebras are able to use each of their unique patterns in a group to confuse predators. Since these stripes help the zebras blend into their herd, they will even circle around young animals to create a defensive barrier. But, there are quite a few more reasons why this pattern is so important. If you would like to learn a bit more, then you should go to the article Plains Zebra by National Geographic

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap RecipeRainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Talk to Us

We hope that you enjoyed this fun soap recipe as much as we have. If you would like to share your creation with us, we would love to hear all about it. Also, we are available to answer any questions and concerns. Just reach out to us on social media and we will be able to get right back to you. You can find us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, we are on both Instagram and Twitter. So, you can find us with @ngscents for those. Can’t wait to hear from you!

May
26

Caramel Popcorn Scent


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caramel popcorn scentCaramel Popcorn Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Caramel Popcorn is a fragrance that is sure to make all of your dreams come true. It is a wonderful fragrance that completely satisfies any craving you could ever have with its delicious aroma. This fragrance is sure to bring back many childhood memories of movie nights, nights out with your friends, and of course carnivals and fairs where you can get this yummy treat! Our Caramel Popcorn scent perfectly captures the aroma of this yummy caramel goodness, and is sure to be a scent that you won’t be able to resist. Everyone you know is sure to be mesmerized by this awesome fragrance.

What Does Caramel Popcorn Smell Like?

Caramel Popcorn scent by Nature’s Garden is the wonderfully delicious aroma of freshly popped popcorn covered in warm, rich, creamy caramel!

How Do Our Customers Use Caramel Popcorn Fragrance Oil?

This fragrance is one that will make your mouth water for a taste of this yummy treat. Can’t you just taste the warm freshly popped popcorn and all of the delicious creamy caramel? Are your taste buds going as insane as mine thinking about the next time you’ll be able to devour this sinful confection? For all of the candle makers out there, our Caramel Popcorn scent is absolutely perfect for you. This fragrance works nice and strong in soy wax, as well as performing perfectly in wow wax and joy wax. For all of the incense and potpourri makers out there, this fragrance is exactly what you’ve been looking for. It has a maximum usage rate of 50%. You can easily fill your home with this delicious aroma by using this fragrance to create some nice and strong homemade aroma beads.

For bath and body products, our Caramel Popcorn fragrance oil has a maximum usage rate of 5%. Some common bath and body products that can include this wonderful scent are bath oils, perfumes, bath gels, soaps, and lotions. This fragrance does happen to have a vanillin content of 2%, meaning that it may tend to discolor your soaps and other homemade bath and body products. Just make sure to test it thoroughly before using this fragrance in any of your finished and final products, and be sure to use a Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to avoid any problems with discoloration. For all of the cold process soap makers out there, our Caramel Popcorn scent is just what you’ve always been searching for. Our cold process results are: there is no acceleration or ricing and this fragrance has an absolutely perfect pour. There is also no separation and the scent is very good. However, this fragrance does discolor to a nice caramel color.

Aren’t you just dying to get your hands on this mouth watering fragrance as soon as you possibly can? Well, make sure to check out all of our awesome free classes and recipes as well. Please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Nature’s Garden if you have questions, thoughts, or concerns, and make sure to enjoy this great fragrance. Watch out for even more fragrance fun postings!

 

May
20

Blue Cotton Candy Fragrance


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blue cotton candy scentBlue Cotton Candy Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Our Blue Cotton Candy fragrance oil is the wonderful aroma of a delicious special occasion treat. One that you can only get when you get to go to the fair or a carnival. This yummy treat is certainly delicious and one that you never want to stop eating! When you have it, you just can’t resist the urge to keep eating! Our Blue Cotton Candy fragrance perfectly captures the wonderful aroma of this yummy summer treat, an aroma that is sure to make your mouth water for just a taste of this lighter than air confection!

What Does Blue Cotton Candy Smell Like?

Blue Cotton Candy scent by Nature’s Garden is a sweet airy cotton candy fragrance with awesome fruity notes of raspberry and strawberry. These fruity notes are laced with hints of nutty almonds and caramel swirls that are sweetened with creamy vanilla.

How Do Our Customers Use Blue Cotton Candy Fragrance Oil?

This fragrance is sure to transport you right back to your childhood memories. Spending the day with your family at the fair or the carnival with this luscious treat gracing your taste buds! Can’t you just hear the animals roaring at the carnival, or feel the wind whipping through your hair while riding the amazing rides at the county fair? For all of the candle makers out there, our Blue Cotton Candy scent is everything you’ve ever wanted! It performs perfectly in wow wax and joy wax, as well as working nice and strong in soy wax. For all of the potpourri and incense makers out there, this fragrance is exactly what you’ve always been looking for! It has a maximum usage rate of 50%! You can easily fill your home with this yummy smelling aroma by using this fragrance to create some nice and strong homemade aroma beads!

For bath and body products, our Blue Cotton Candy fragrance has a maximum usage rate of 5%. Some common bath and body products that can include this great fragrance are soaps, bath oils, lotions, bath gels, and perfumes. This fragrance does happen to have a vanillin content of 2%, meaning that it may tend to discolor your soaps and other homemade bath and body products. Make sure to test this fragrance thoroughly before using it in any of your finished and final products, and use a Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to avoid any discoloration problems. For all of the cold process soap makers out there, this fragrance is absolutely perfect for you! Our cold process results are: there is no acceleration or ricing and this fragrance has a perfect pour! However, it does discolor to a milk chocolate color.

Go ahead! Go get your hands on this amazing scent as soon as you can! But make sure to check out all of our great free classes and recipes while you’re there as well! Please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Nature’s Garden if you have any thoughts, questions, or concerns, and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

 

Sep
25

Essential Oils


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essential oils Essential Oils

Hello everyone! Have you figured out all of our features on our new site yet? We think it’s awesome and amazing and we hope you feel the same way! For all you crafters out there, do you like to make products that include essential oils? Here at Nature’s Garden we offer many different products including many pure grade essential oils! Being pure grade, they are not diluted with any solvents or carrier oils. We have over 20+ essential oils available to our customers. If you haven’t worked with them before, maybe they could be a cool new project for you to try? They are great for soap making and cosmetics!

Never used essential oils before? Are you worried that you may not know how to use them correctly but really want to try them? Have no fear! We offer a free class! On our homepage, on the left in the Free Recipes and Classes Box, if you click on Soap Making Classes that will take you to our Soap Classes page which offers every soap making class we have. Our Essentials Oils Class is right in the top row! You can also get to the class by clicking on our Free Recipes and Classes box right on the top of our page. Once that takes you to our Free Recipes and Classes page, click on Herb Classes and our Essential Oils Class is available there also.

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Soap Classes

free recipes and classes box

free classes and recipes page

essential oils class

 

Are you an experienced essential oils user? Haven’t used ours before? You should definitely try them out! We offer 20+ of them! To get to our essential oils, go to our Fragrance Oils option at the top of our site. A drop box will appear and Essential Oils is right on top in the second column. If you click on that, it will take you right to our Essential Oils page with all of our options available right there. We have everything from a Cassia Essential Oil to Sweet Fennel! Many many different and great options! We have also included a Natural Vanilla Infusion with our essential oils section. We even have our top sellers listed at the bottom of the page.

fragrance oils drop box

essential oils page

We have also included the IFRA Certificate (International Fragrance Association) for each and every essential oil we have. Once you’ve chosen a specific oil, underneath the picture click on the little link that says IFRA Certificate. The certificates also show a little chart that states the maximum use for that oil in different categories. Each category is listed underneath the chart. For example, Category 2 is deoderants and antiperspirants, Category 8 is make up removers, hair dyes, and nail care, etc etc. Be sure to check the certificate for the maximum usage amounts for each essential oil before using them in your products!

IFRA certificate link

IFRA certificate

Essential oils are wonderful to use in your soaps and cosmetics. Don’t hesitate to try ours! We offer 20+ pure grade oils here at Nature’s Garden so I’m positive you will find some that you’ll love! Have fun! Please contact us with any questions or concerns you have! We are here to help you succeed! Be sure to keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla postings!

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