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Sep
24

Pumpkin Latte Bath Bomb Recipe


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Pumpkin Latte Bath Bomb Recipe

If you are a fan of pumpkin spice and enjoy bath bombs, then the Pumpkin Latte Bath Bomb Recipe is the perfect cosmetic recipe for you! This scrumptious bath bomb recipe is full of warm and sweet powdered herbs, like the pumpkin pie spice and vanilla powder. Plus, this bath and body recipe includes the pure autumn aroma of our Autumn Wreath Fragrance Oil. Plus, you can find all of these bath bomb making supplies you need from Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplier. So, get your beautiful cosmetic supplies ready and lets start creating this lovely bath and beauty recipe!

Pumpkin Latte Bath Bomb Recipe: Need Supplies Available at Natures Garden

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
Citric Acid
Baking Soda- Sodium Bicarbonate
Kaolin Clay
Pumpkin Seed Oil
Autumn Wreath Fragrance Oil
Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend
Vanilla Powder
8 oz. Clear PET Bullet Bottles
White Fine Mist Sprayers 24/410
Safety Mask
Natures Garden Soap Apron
Safety Gloves
Bath Bomb Molds
Safety Glasses

Pumpkin Latte Bath Bomb Recipe: Other Necessary Equipment

Witch Hazel (in spray bottle)
Two Medium Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoon
Gram Scale

Pumpkin Latte Bath Bomb Recipe: Weights and Amounts of Ingredients

300 grams of the Citric Acid
600 grams of the Baking Soda
182 grams of the Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI)
18 grams of the Pumpkin Seed Oil
10 grams of the Kaolin Clay Powder
18 grams of the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
5 grams of the Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend Powder
18 grams of the Autumn Wreath Fragrance Oil
5 grams of the Vanilla Powder

Pumpkin Latte Bath Bomb Recipe: Prepare and Sanitize

Before you begin creating your cosmetic recipe, you may want to do some preparation work. First, you can gather your bath bomb ingredients and other bath bomb making supplies. These preparations will make this process easier and even more fun! Second, you will want to clear off a work space that you can use to create this bath fizzy recipe. Additionally, you will want to wear gloves, protective clothing, and a hair net.

Also, you will want to get the witch hazel ready, too. So, you will need to get a bullet bottle and a fine mist sprayer. Now, fill the bottle with your witch hazel and twist on the lid. Now, you can use this spray in a later step to ensure that your bath bombs hold their shape.

Pumpkin Latte Bath Bomb Recipe: Note About Bath Bombs

Another thing that you may want to consider before creating this cosmetic recipe is the humidity. You should know that it can be difficult to create bath bombs in a humid environment. So, you may not want to create your own homemade bath bombs in this type of climate or on a day with high humidity. This extra moisture can make it difficult for your bath bombs to set up and may even prevent the bath bombs from sticking together and holding their shape. So, you may not be able to create good bath bombs in areas of high humidity.

Pumpkin Latte Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing Your Dry IngredientsPumpkin Latte Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing Your Dry Ingredients

First, you are going to prepare the portion of the dry ingredients needed for this recipe. So, take one of your medium sized mixing bowls and your gram scale to measure out these ingredients. You will need ten grams Kaolin Clay Powder, one hundred and eighty two grams Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI), and six hundred grams of the baking soda. Once all of these ingredients are weighed into the bowl, you will need to thoroughly mix these ingredients together. Further, you will want to break up any chunks that you find as you are mixing. Once everything is evenly mixed together, you can set this bowl aside while we prepare the next portion of this recipe. 

Pumpkin Latte Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing Your Wet IngredientsPumpkin Latte Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing Your Wet Ingredients

Second, you are going to need to prepare all of the liquid cosmetic ingredients that you will need for this bath bomb recipe. So, you will want to use another medium mixing bowl and the scale to measure these cosmetic ingredients. You will need to have eighteen grams of the Pumpkin Seed Oil, eighteen grams of the Autumn Wreath Fragrance Oil, and eighteen grams of the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. After you use your mixing spoon to combine these cosmetic ingredients, you can move on to the next step in this process.

Pumpkin Latte Bath Bomb Recipe: Autumn Wreath Fragrance OilPumpkin Latte Bath Bomb Recipe: Autumn Wreath Fragrance Oil

The scent of our Autumn Wreath Fragrance Oil has an aroma that is perfect for creating luxurious bath bombs. This scented oil is a cheerful autumn scent that is both relaxing and welcoming! The spicy autumn scent of this fragrance oil has top notes of pear, apple, peach, and coconut. Then, this lovely fall scent has notes of cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg. Lastly, this fantastic scent has base notes of vanilla, cedar, musk, woods, pine, and fresh autumn leaves. So, this warm fragrance oil is a complex scented oil that you will not want to miss out on.

Pumpkin Latte Bath Bomb Recipe: Combining the Wet and Dry Ingredients

Now, you are ready to mix the liquid cosmetic ingredients with your dry powder ingredients! So, you will want to add these wet ingredients to the bowl of the powdered cosmetic ingredients. Then, you can mix all of these bath bomb ingredients together. The easiest way to mix these ingredients together thoroughly is with your gloved hands. Once you have mixed the oils into the dry ingredients thoroughly and evenly, then you can move on to the next step in the process.

Pumpkin Latte Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding the Citric Acid

Once these bath and body ingredients have been mixed together well, you can add the citric acid to your cosmetic recipe. This fantastic cosmetic powder one of the ingredients that provide the fizzing fun that bath bombs are best known for having. So, this is a fantastic ingredient that you can include in your cosmetic recipe. You will need to have three hundred grams of the citric acid added to your cosmetic mixture. Before you move on to the next step you will need to max sure that you include this cosmetic herb into your mixture thoroughly.

Pumpkin Latte Bath Bomb Recipe: Divide Your Mixture into Two Portions

Now, you are ready to work on adding the herbal cosmetics for this bath and body recipe. So, you will need to separate this cosmetic mixture into two even portions. Add each of these two bath bomb mixture portions to separate mixing bowls, which is important as you will have to add a different cosmetic ingredient to each of these two mixtures. Once these portions are separated, you can move on to adding these powdered herbs to your portions.

Pumpkin Latte Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding the Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend PowderPumpkin Latte Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding the Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend Powder

First, you can grab one of the two bowls of bath bomb mixture. This first portion will have five grams of the Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend Powder added to it. Then, you will need to use your gloved hands to mix this cosmetic herb into the cosmetic mixture Once the cosmetic herb is fully incorporated, you can set this portion aside temporarily.

Pumpkin Latte Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding Vanilla PowderPumpkin Latte Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding Vanilla Powder

Next, you will need to retrieve the bowl with the second mixture. You will need to add five grams of the vanilla powder herb to this second bowl. Again, you will need to use your gloved hand to mix this vanilla herb powder into your mixture. After all of the cosmetic herb has been fully incorporated into this portion, you can move on to the next step in the process.

Pumpkin Latte Bath Bomb Recipe: Spraying with Witch HazelPumpkin Latte Bath Bomb Recipe: Spraying with Witch Hazel

Next, you are ready to have your bath bombs start taking their shape. So, choose one of your bowls to start with. You will need to take your gloved hand to mix as your spray theses ingredients with the witch hazel. Make sure to spray slowly and mix very well to prevent over saturation, which can activate your ingredients in the bowl. Once the dough has a crumbly dough-like consistency you can stop spraying. After, you will want to do the same thing with the other bowl of bath bomb making ingredients.

Pumpkin Latte Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing Your Mixture for the MoldsPumpkin Latte Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing Your Mixture for the Molds

Now, you are going to be filling your bath bomb molds. In total, you will need to create seven bath bombs. So, take one of your wholesale cosmetic molds and begin to fill one side with the vanilla bath bomb mixture. Next, take the other half of the same bath bomb mold. Now, you will need to pack this side full with the pumpkin pie spice mixture.  You should fill one bath bomb mold at a time to ensure that you don’t accidentally fill one mold with one solid color. This is important because our bath bomb molds only fit together a certain way and it may be hard to tell the difference once you get going.

Pumpkin Latte Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing Your Mixture for the MoldsPumpkin Latte Bath Bomb Recipe:

Before you combine the two halves of the bath bomb molds you will need to lightly spray each side of the mold. By spraying each side of this bath bomb mold with witch hazel you will ensure that these two halves stick to each other. So, you will have a whole bath bomb that is one solid piece. However, you will want to be careful with the amount that you spray. You don’t want to spray too much as it could activate the ingredients too early.  But, you will need to make sure that you spray each side of the bath bomb mold. Now, you are ready to move on to the last step in this free recipe!

Pumpkin Latte Bath Bomb Recipe: Filling the Bath Bomb MoldsPumpkin Latte Bath Bomb Recipe: Finish Creating the Bath Bombs

Now, you are going to put the finishing touches on our bath bomb recipes. Finally, you are ready to combine the two halves of your cosmetic bath bomb mold. So, make sure that you push the two halves together until the mold snaps shut. Now, you can put this bath bomb mold aside for the time being. At this point  you will need to fill and finish the remaining bath bombs. After all of your bath bomb molds are filled and snapped shut, you will need to wait for these bath bombs are fully set up. The time that  your bath bombs will take to set may vary depending on the humidity level in your area.

Pumpkin Latte Bath Bomb Recipe: Using Your Bath Bombs

After your bath bombs are completely hardened, they are ready to use! Not only can use add your bath bombs to a warm bath, but you can package your cosmetic recipes, too. You can remove your bath bombs and use your own wholesale packaging idea. However, you could even leave your creations in the mold to use the bath bomb mold as packaging as well.

Pumpkin Latte Bath Bomb Recipe: Creating a Pumpkin Latte at Home

Transform your regular old coffee into something absolutely delicious! This homemade latte recipe is sweet and absolutely perfect for fall time. Plus, this tasty beverage includes fresh, homemade pumpkin puree to take this beverage up to the next level. Further, this site shares exactly how to create this deliciously fresh pumpkin puree. If you are interested in trying out this scrumptious dessert recipe, then check out The Best Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe by Inspired Taste for an amazing recipe for a pumpkin spice latte!

Pumpkin Bath Bomb Recipe: Ask Your QuestionsPumpkin Latte Bath Bomb Recipe: Ask Your Questions

If you have any more questions about this cosmetic recipe, then you can reach out to us. You can ask us your questions on the phone, in the Natures Garden store, and online. An easy way to reach out to us is through our social media accounts. We have a Facebook page that you can reach us on. Also, you can use our @ngscents handle to find us on Twitter and on Instagram. Not only is social media a perfect place to ask questions, but you can use this page to talk to other craft makers and share your own cosmetic recipes ideas.

Oct
30

Apricot Oil Benefits


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 Apricot Oil BenefitsApricot Oil Benefits

We at Nautres Garden would love to share with you all the great benefits that Apricot Oil can have for your body and your products! Every cosmetic oil has slightly different properties that can be used for different situations and types of products. So, you will definitely want to learn all about how apricot oil benefits your bath and body products. While this oil may or may not perfectly suit your needs for a certain product, understanding the properties of all your possible ingredients will help you to create even better recipes. In this blog, we are going to discuss the positive effects that this oil has for your homemade products and the benefits that your body will receive from this oil.

Apricot Oil Benefits for Your Body

This delightful cosmetic oil is made from apricot kernels, which have some benefits for both the inside and outside of your body. While the specific kind of apricot kernel oil that we carry is only cosmetic, meaning that it can’t be ingested, there are some apricot kernels that are safe to eat in their recommended doses. These edible kernels have been said to help your body fight off certain diseases. These kernels contain strong antioxidants and the powerful vitamin B17.

Apricot Oil Benefits for Your Homemade ProductsApricot Oil Benefits for Your Homemade Products

Since your homemade products are only as great as the ingredients that you add to your recipes, it is important to understand how different oils impact your finished product. This is because the ingredients that you choose will combine and determine what kind of product you have. Everyone has an opportunity to create the perfect product for their own needs. But, you need to know what the potential ingredients will provide your product. So, we would like to discuss the benefits that apricot kernel oil would have for any of your body products.

Apricot Kernel Oil for Making Cold Process Soap Apricot Oil Benefits for Making Cold Process Soap

First of all, adding this cosmetic oil to your soap making recipes will add some beneficial properties. Apricot Kernel Oil will provide your soap with benefits of being very conditioning for your skin. Furthermore, this lovely cosmetic oil is sure to easily sink down into the deeper layers of your skin to perfectly nourish and moisturize your skin. Also, this oil will provide your soap bars with a bit of hardness for your soap bar and contribute to a creamy lather, too. So, you may want to add this oil to your own soap making recipes. Just make sure to use only 5-10%. But, you can try out one of our soap recipes that use this oil, like the Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe, instead of formulating your own recipes.

AApricot Kernel Oil Benefits for Homemade Lotions and Scrubspricot Oil Benefits for Homemade Lotions and Scrubs

Additionally, you can use this delightful cosmetic ingredient to create your own homemade moisturizing recipes for your skin. Using this oil in either your lotion or scrub recipes will both nourish and quench your skin. Since apricot oil contains great nutrients, like vitamins A and E, your skin will need to be healthy and beautiful. Plus, the essential fatty acids in this cosmetic ingredient are perfect for moisturizing the body and will perfectly quench your dry, cracked skin. So, this cosmetic oil is perfect for caring for your skin either through your own lotion or body scrub creations. Also, you can use our fabulous formulations to create either the Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Recipe or the Watermelon Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe.

Apricot Oil Benefits for Your Hair Conditioner

Further, you can create homemade conditioner with this wonderful cosmetic oil. Using natural ingredients, like apricot kernel oil, is a perfect way to keep your hair healthy, moisturized and looking gorgeous. This cosmetic ingredient is perfect for creating a conditioner that is perfect for pampering your gorgeous locks. This oil will help add some characteristics to your hair that will work to improve the texture of your hair. Plus, this delightful carrier oil is great for stimulating your hair growth. This means that apricot kernel oil will be great for growing long, gorgeous hair. In addition, this oil will still help you care for the hair you have, which is sure to lead to some long lasting beauty.

Apricot Kernel Oil for Making Spa ProductsApricot Oil Benefits for Making Spa Products

Additionally, you can create some amazing, spa quality products at home. This delightful oil is perfect for moisturizing and nourishing the skin. Plus, when you use apricot oil in your handcrafted cosmetics, you are sure to pamper your skin as it is being nourished. So, you can use this wonderful cosmetic ingredients for all kinds of products. In fact, it is an oil that is perfect for massages and relaxation. Also, you can use apricot kernel oil to create wonderful spa creations, like our Relaxing Massage Oil Recipe.

Apricot Kernel Oil Benefits for Making Lip BalmApricot Oil Benefits for Making Lip Balm

Also, you can benefit from using apricot kernel oil in your homemade lip care products. This cosmetic ingredient will be perfect for moisturizing and nurturing your lips. You will love the feeling of this oil on your lips. Not only will this light, moisturizing oil help your homemade lip balm glide across your lips, but the oil will easily sink into your skin. This is perfect for both softening and protect your lips from being dry and cracked. So, this apricot oil is perfect for creating the best lip care that will leave your lips soft and luscious.

Apricot Kernel Oil Benefits for Bath CreationsApricot Oil Benefits for Bath Creations

Another great way that you can use apricot kernel oil is in your homemade bath products! This is the perfect way to benefit from apricot oil’s properties while relaxing in the bath. So, you can have all the nourishment and moisture that this cosmetic oil has to offer. So, you will definitely want to try out this oil in your bath and body products, as it is a conditioning oil that sinks deep into the skin. Also, you can try out one of our bath product recipes, like the Freshly Ground Bath Bombs Recipe or the Vanilla Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe.

Apricot Oil Benefits for Your Body

Not only do you need to have your cosmetic oils to benefit your homemade products, but your ingredients should benefit your skin in some way, too. Otherwise, your products would only look pretty and smell good. This may seem to be great at first, but they would be ineffective for your skin or your hair. Obviously, you are going to need your creations to benefit the body in some way. So, let’s talk about all the amazing benefits that apricot kernel oil has for your entire body!

Apricot Oil Benefits for Sensitive Skin

This cosmetic oil is great for those that have more sensitive skin, as this oil is very gentle. Not only will Apricot Kernel Oil be gentle for even the most sensitive skin types, but this oil is highly beneficial for the skin. So, apricot oil is the best of both sides, as it is very light and gentle and still nourishes your skin. Whether or not you have sensitive skin, everyone can enjoy the benefits of the nourishment that this cosmetic oil will bring. So, you can add some apricot kernel oil to your sensitive products and enjoy all the benefits for your skin!

Apricot Kernel Oil Benefits for Helping to Heal SkinApricot Oil Benefits for Helping to Heal Skin

Also, you can use this cosmetic oil to help heal your skin. Apricot kernel oil is great for providing your skin with some of the essential nutrients that are great for the skin, like vitamin C. This cosmetic oil is great for giving your skin the moisture and essential nutrients that your skin needs to heal effectively. Plus, this oil will sink down to the deeper layers to provide you with a deep nourishment. Further, you can gain all these benefits without the oil leaving your skin oily.

Apricot Kernel Oil Benefits for Reducing WrinklesApricot Oil Benefits for Reducing Wrinkles

Since this cosmetic oil is great for adding to your skin care routine, it is a perfect oil for reducing signs of aging skin. While getting old is completely natural, it can be nice to prolong our youthful appearance as long as possible. So, you can try our the Apricot Kernel Oil to provide your skin with some additional nutrients that your skin can use to look younger and healthier. This cosmetic oil is wonderful for providing nourishment and moisture deep down to care for new skin cells. This will help reduce wrinkles and smooth out fine lines overtime, which will help you get smooth, gorgeous skin.

Apricot Oil Benefits for Inflammatory Issues

Another great property of this delightful cosmetic oil its soothing anti-inflammatory properties. With these properties, this cosmetic oil will benefit your skin by helping you reduce your symptoms of skin issues that are caused by inflammation. So, skin certain ailments, like dermatitis and eczema, have been known to be reduced by using this lovely cosmetic ingredient. This means that apricot kernel otil would be perfect for creating products for the skin, as it both moisturizes and soothes skin issues.

Apricot Oil Benefits for Skin Tone

Further, this cosmetic oil is great for improving your skin tone. This lovely oil is a great ingredient for providing some exfoliation to your skin, which is useful for helping to remove damaged and dead skin cells. So, your skin will be perfectly exfoliated to allow the new skin beneath to show through. So, your gorgeous skin will be revealed and renewed. This cosmetic oil will provide you with a gorgeous, more even and fresh skin tone that is absolutely gorgeous!

Apricot Kernel Oil Benefits for Softening HairApricot Oil Benefits for Softening Hair

Also, you can use this cosmetic oil to perfectly soften and care for your hair. So, adding some Apricot Kernel Oil to your typical hair care routine would be wonderful. This oil contains nutrients, like vitamins A and E, which will help nourish and quench the hair. This will leave your locks of hair feeling extra soft and the cosmetic oil is perfect for hydrating your hair. So, your hair will be left ultra soft and absolutely gorgeous!

Apricot Oil Benefits for Moisturizing Your Facial Skin

Also, Apricot Kernel Oil is great for creating a night time facial lotion that is the perfect balance of moisturizing power without disturbing your skin. This perfect cosmetic oil is perfect for providing your facial skin with the perfect amount of moisture that will perfectly sink into your deeper layers of skin. Plus, this lovely cosmetic oil is light enough to not clog pores or leaving your face shiny while moisturizing. So, your face will have all the benefits of a strong moisturizer without the downfall of oily or clogged skin.

Apricot Oil Benefits and Enjoying Your Homemade Products

We at Natures Garden hope that you enjoy all of the benefits that this cosmetic oil have to offer for your body and your products. These cosmetic oil properties can be useful for creating all kinds of products. So, we would really enjoy hearing about your experiences with Apricot Kernel Oil in your own homemade recipes! If you would like to share your experiences, then please find us on Facebook or Instagram, @ngscents.  We hope to hear from you soon!

Natures Garden sells apricot kernel oil for external use only. We do not sell it as a food item. (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 and oils 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.

Jan
08

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!

Jan
07

Citric Acid


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citric acidCitric Acid

Naturally found in bitter/sour tasting fruits such as oranges, limes, lemons, grapefruits, etc; citric acid is the naturally occurring organic acid that gives such fruits mentioned above their typical sour taste.  Although citric acid is found in various fruits and vegetables including raspberries, tomatoes, and some peppers, it is most potent in limes and lemons consisting of up to 8% of the dry fruit’s weight.  This amount varies based on factors like climate and soil conditions.

Besides fruits and vegetables, citric acid can also be produced from cane sugar, molasses, and dextrose as well.

For biochemistry means, citric acid occurs in the metabolism of nearly every living creature.  This is due to citric acids vital role in the Krebs cycle.  Outside the metabolic role of citric acid, it is also a common go to ingredient for cosmetics, pharmaceutical, food, beverage, and cleaning industries.  In fact, citric acid has been deemed safe by all major food regulatory agencies both on the national (FDA) and international end.

Sold most commonly in a powdered or crystalline form that is white, citric acid can be used as an antioxidant, preservative, pH adjuster, emulsifier, additive, cleanser, and stabilizer.

The industry yielding the most use out of citric acid is food and beverage.  This is because citric acid is an additive that can be found in everything from meat to ice cream to candy and especially soda pops.  Obviously, citric acid can be ingested and very few people are allergic to this ingredient.  Although a typically harmless additive; this natural substance is sour and when consumed in larger quantities, may cause an upset stomach.

On the cosmetic end of things, citric acid is starting to gain popularity.  More and more, people are starting to realize the benefits of using citric acid in their homemade bath and body products because of its pH adjusting abilities.  Items like bath tablets and bath bombs (or bath fizzes) require citric acid as a base ingredient for their formulation.  It is solely this ingredient’s interaction with baking soda that produces carbon dioxide the characteristically known and sought out fizzy action when introduced to water.  Citric acid is also used in masks, peels, creams and lotions because it is an alpha hydroxy acid, giving products great exfoliate and emollient properties.

To view some great bath bomb recipes, click here.

When it comes to antioxidants, citric acid is phenomenal.  Not only does this natural substance help to rejuvenate and refresh the skin, but it also helps to stall the aging process in your skin.  Citric acid also works as both a tonner and a cleanser.  For recipes outside of bath bombs, citric acid can be used up to .5% of the total recipes weight.  To add this ingredient to bath and body recipes, simply dissolve the citric acid in a liquid, and heat the mixture to 165 degrees Fahrenheit before blending it into your other ingredients.

The cleaning industry also has many uses for citric acid.  It is considered an environmentally friendly cleaning agent.

This natural substance makes a great water softener, breaking down the small amounts of metal that is commonly found in water.  When it comes to treating hard water, citric acid is an optimal choice for an all natural water softener.

As for a cleaning agent, citric acid is quickly gaining popularity in kitchen and bathroom cleansers.  Not only does citric acid remove hard water stains from glassware, but due to the nature of this natural ingredient, it works great as a deodorizer with its instinctive clean citrus scent.

To view a natural coffee maker cleaner recipe, please click here.

There are some cautions that should be noted with the hands on use of the concentrated (powdered form) citric acid.  Always use caution when dealing with citric acid.  Skin irritation may occur from interacting with large amounts of citric acid, especially if you have sensitive skin.  Always wash your hands after touching citric acid.  Never rub your eyes after touching citric acid.  Finally, when using products with citric acid for its alpha hydroxy acid benefits; prolonged and aggressive use is not advised.  Doing so will cause skin irritation.  Most skin treatments that involve alpha hydroxyl acid are followed by applying a facial toner that neutralizes the skin’s ph.

To store citric acid, it should be placed in an air tight container away from moisture.  The container should be kept at room temperature.  This will eliminate any chance of humidity from activating its fizzing ability.   If housed in this manner, citric acid can have a shelf life of up to multiple years.