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Mar
18

Easter Craft Recipes


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Crafts for EasterEaster Craft Recipes

If you are looking for some fun crafts to do this Easter, then you should definitely try out some fun crafts for Easter. We at Natures Garden have unique candle recipes, soap recipes, and so many more fun craft ideas that you can try out at home. Plus, you can scent these homemade craft recipes with lovely fragrance oils for this holiday. These diy candle and cosmetic recipes are perfect ideas to use for Easter crafts to sell, diy home decor crafts, and even Easter gift ideas. So, check out some fun Easter craft recipes to make your holiday even more fun!

Crafts for Easter: Easter Basket Candle RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Easter Basket Candle Recipe

One fun craft recipe that you can make for this spring holiday is the Easter Basket Candle Recipe. We were inspired to create this beautiful, layered candle recipe by a colorful, pastel Easter basket. Of course, this lovely scented candle recipe is topped with scented wax that was made to look like dyed Easter eggs that are nestled in Easter grass at the top of a pretty basket. Plus, this scented candle uses the sweet dessert aroma of our Carrot Cake Fragrance Oil. This fragrance has a buttery spice blend with hints of peach, coconut, carrots, cinnamon and warm vanilla. So, this diy Easter basket candle is perfect for creating homemade decorations that are both unique and beautiful!

Crafts for Easter: Easter Egg Soap RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Easter Egg Soap Recipe

Another fantastic bath and body recipe that you can create for Easter is this layered soap recipe. Our Easter Egg Soap Recipe uses four differently colored layers of melt and pour soap base. Plus, this recipe uses the bright blend of berries and sweet vanilla from our Best Friends Fragrance Oil. Also, the melt and pour soap includes nourishing cosmetic ingredients. Further, this soap recipe uses the dome top oval soap mold to create an egg shaped soap bar. So, this homemade soap recipe is perfect for making fun Easter cosmetic recipes!

Crafts for Easter: Spring Smelly Jelly RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Spring Smelly Jelly Recipe

One easy to make scented craft recipe is the Spring Smelly Jelly Recipe. This room scenting recipe includes smelly jelly crystals that are simple, fun, and can be made into bright, Easter colors. Also, this room scent recipe includes the sweet, bright aroma of the Easter Bunny Burps Fragrance Oil. This scented oil contains a shimmering blend of green scents highlighted with a hint of refreshing mint. Then, an aroma of spring flowers is tucked away among the green tones while sandalwood creates glowing warmth for the blend and hints of musk. So, these smelly jelly recipes would be perfect to use as Easter table centerpieces and cute diy Easter decorations.

Crafts for Easter: Rainbow Bubble Bars RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Rainbow Bubble Bars Recipe

Bright, beautiful rainbows are most common in the springtime, so the Rainbow Bubble Bars Recipe would be the perfect choice for your homemade Easter crafts. This beautiful bubble bar recipe uses all the vivid colors of the rainbow. Plus, this cosmetic recipe includes bubbly SCI and luscious cosmetic oils. Further, this bath and body recipe is scented with our Rain Fragrance Oil. This scented oil has refreshing notes of lily of the valley, fresh hyacinth, with a lovely top note of wisteria flowers. So, this scented bath and body recipe is a fun Easter craft that you can enjoy creating and relaxing in the tub.

Crafts for Easter: Easter Bunny Soaps RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Easter Bunny Soaps Recipe

If you are looking for a fun melt and pour soap recipe that is perfect for Easter, then you will want to check out our adorable bunny shaped soap recipe. This cute and festive cosmetic recipe has a soap cupcake base is topped with fluffy white soap, a cute face, and bunny ears. Plus, this scented soap recipe includes the delightfully cheerful aroma of our Easter Bunny Burps Fragrance Oil. This scent is a shimmering garden of green scents that is highlighted with a hint of mint for a fresh sensation. Then, an aroma of spring flowers is tucked away among the green tones while sandalwood creates glowing warmth for the blend and hints of musk. So, you can use our lovely Easter Bunny Soaps Recipe to include with your other fantastic Easter craft recipes. 

Crafts for Easter: Peeps Bunny Cupcake Soap RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Peeps Bunny Cupcake Soap Recipe

Another fun cupcake soap recipe is a fantastic craft recipe for Easter. The Peeps Bunny Cupcake Soap Recipe is an adorable mp soap recipe that has a vibrant cupcake soap base. Then, you will want to top the soap with fluffy white frosting and a sugary peeps bunny soap. Plus, this lovely cupcake soap recipe is scented with the aroma of Lemon Fragrance Oil. This scent is a bright, essential oil that is as true as a freshly squeezed juicy lemon. So, this homemade Easter soap recipe is fun to create, perfect for diy decoration, and is perfect for the bath!

Crafts for Easter: Easter Egg Bath Fizzes RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Easter Egg Bath Fizzes Recipe

Another fun craft that you can enjoy creating and using is the Easter Egg Bath Fizzes Recipe. Of course, these Easter egg bath bomb recipes are fun to make and you can use soap dye to make bright and fun bath bombs! Not only will the nourishing ingredients in this cosmetic recipe care for the skin, but this bath bomb includes the sweet scent is Jelly Bean Fragrance Oil. This scent has a mouth watering burst of luscious fruity tones with teasing notes of vanilla, musk, and sugary notes. Since this bath bomb recipe is both nourishing and fun, it would be perfect to add to your Easter basket ideas for adults and kids.

Crafts for Easter: Gumdrop Melt and Pour Soap RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Gumdrop Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Since Easter is a holiday that is often filled with baskets full of candy, this candy shaped soap would be a fun recipe to try out. Our Gumdrop Melt and Pour Soap Recipe uses mp soap base and a gumdrop soap mold to create these cute soaps. Then, these cute soaps are rolled in sweet sugar. Not only are these cute soaps rolled in sweetness, but they’re scented with the truly scrumptious aroma of the Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Fragrance Oil.  This aroma of holiday spiced gumdrops has notes of cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus, and rose. Further, the scent is well rounded with base notes of cassis, nutmeg, and woods. So, this Easter craft would be perfect for creating a fun soap recipe that has both the appearance and aroma of tasty gumdrop candies.

Crafts for Easter: Plumeria Candle RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Plumeria Candle Recipe

Another lovely springtime craft that you can create is the beautiful Plumeria Candle Recipe. This homemade floral scented candle recipe captures the perfect scent of freshly bloomed flowers. Plus, this homemade candle recipe uses the sweet, tropical aroma of the Plumeria Fragrance Oil. This scent has notes of tropical plumeria flowers, fresh fruity top notes, and a lovely green bottom. Not only will this candle have the perfect floral scent, but this diy candle wax recipe is decorated with pretty purple hues. This candle recipe uses a purple layer, candle wax sprinkles, and sunflower wax to create an embed flower design.

Crafts for Easter: Peeps Bunny Bath Bombs RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Peeps Bunny Bath Bombs Recipe

One popular candy around this time of year is peeps!  Of course, Easter is the time of year when these tasty treats are made to look like cute bunnies. Not only can these candies by made to fit the Easter theme, but the Peeps Bunny Bath Bombs Recipe can look like these bunnies, too! These fun peeps bunny bath bombs are cute, contain nourishing ingredients, and a sweet aroma of our Honey Almond Fragrance Oil. This scent blends notes of bergamot, sweet orange, and crisp apple. These scents are followed by rich, golden honey nectar, toffee bits, and soft white musk. So, you will be sure to enjoy these cute bath bombs as a fun Easter craft!

Crafts for Easter: Easter Confetti Soap RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Easter Confetti Soap Recipe

Another great bath and body recipe that you can create is the Easter Confetti Soap Recipe. This scented soap uses mango butter melt and pour soap base and wholesale soap dye to create a vivid cosmetic recipe. Various colors of small soap chunks are added to this soap recipe and white mp soap. Plus, this scented soap recipe uses the delicate floral aroma of our Sweet Pea Fragrance Oil. This scented oil is a garden of hyacinth, lily of the valley, violets and wild jasmine with a background of light herbal and musky notes. So, the fun colorants and lovely scent will provide you with a fantastic Easter craft recipe that you will absolutely enjoy.

Crafts for Easter: Hydrangea Candle RecipeEaster Craft Recipe: Hydrangea Candle Recipe

Since this time of year is full of beautiful and freshly bloomed flowers, the Hydrangea Candle Recipe would be a perfect candle recipe for Easter! This scented candle uses gorgeous shades of blue and purple granulated candle wax to create a gorgeous candle design. Further, this scented oil uses the sweet, uplifting, and very true aroma of our Hydrangea Heaven Fragrance Oil. Since this scented oil has a gorgeous, floral aroma that would be simply irresistible to a butterfly, we’ve added the scented wax butterflies to top this beautiful Easter candle recipe.

Crafts for Easter: Peeps Cold Process Soap RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe

Another gorgeous soap making recipe that you can create for Easter is the Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe. The base of this soap recipe uses a luscious cold process soap recipe. Not only does this swirled cp soap include vibrant colors, but it includes lovely cosmetic oils. Plus, this bath and body recipe includes a sugary melt and pour soap peeps bunny. Further, this scented soap uses the sweet scent of Yummy Gummy Fragrance Oil. This scrumptious aroma of gummy candy with bursting peach, tangy lemon, juicy orange, grape, plum, pear, coconut, and raspberry. Plus, the aroma has a base of sweet and sugary vanilla. This soap recipe will nourish your skin and provide a lovely aroma for your bath and body recipe.

Crafts for Easter: Play Dough Embed Soap RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Play Dough Embed Soap Recipe

If you are looking to find Easter craft recipes for kids, then you can try out the Play Dough Embed Soap Recipe. You can create the soap dough and let your kids make fun Easter themed creations. Then, you can use these creations as an embed in your mp soap. Plus, this fun soap recipe is scented with the fresh scent of Butterfly Hugs Fragrance Oil, which has notes of apple blossom, lily of the valley and rose petals on a base of cashmere woods and musk. So, this lovely mp soap recipe is perfect for the bath and a fun Easter craft!

Easter Craft Recipes: Other Fun Easter Crafts Ideas

These wholesale cosmetic craft recipes are a fun way to enjoy the holiday and create cute Easter decorations. Not only can you try out our fun candle and cosmetic recipes, but you can try out other fun craft recipes. In fact, you can use the lovely article 55 Easy DIY Easter Crafts to Make With Your Family This April from Country Living. Whether you are looking for ideas for decorating Easter eggs, making diy decorations, or other great ideas, you will likely fun some fantastic ideas in this article. So, you can try out some of these fun craft recipes this year!

Crafts for Easter: Reach Out to UsEaster Craft Recipes: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you enjoy these lovely craft recipes! If you have any questions about how to make these scented crafts, then you can feel free to reach out to us. Of course, we are available at the Natures Garden store, on our HUG Line, and even online. You can easily find us online through our social media pages. You can find us on our Facebook page. Also, you can use our handle @ngscents to find us both on Instagram and on Twitter. Not only can you use these platforms to reach out to us online, but you can share your own fun Easter creations as well! So, we hope to hear from you soon and maybe even see your own homemade Easter creations!

Feb
25

Soap for Acne Recipe


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Soap for Acne RecipeSoap for Acne Recipe

Of course, you want to have clean skin. But, it’s important to have a cosmetic cleanser that cares for your skin as it cleans your face! Too often soap will dry out and ignore the needs of your skin. So, a homemade bar of soap that will nourish your skin as it cleans. If you need better skin care recipes, then you should check out our Soap for Acne Recipe! You can use the wholesale soap making supplies from Natures Garden to create your own homemade soap. This craft blog will provide you with a step-by-step procedure on how to create a fantastic face soap diy!

Soap for Acne Recipe: Ingredients and Equipment

Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap
Rosemary Essential Oil
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Vegetable Glycerin 
Papaya Leaf Powder
Contoured Top Oval Soap Mold
8 oz Clear PET Bullet Bottles
Black Fine Mist Sprayers 24/410
Rubbing Alcohol
Knife
Cutting Board
Medium Mixing Bowl (Microwave Safe)
Two Small Bowls
Metal Spoons
Microwave

Soap for Acne Recipe: Weights and Amounts

496 grams of the Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap
4 grams of the Rosemary Essential Oil
20 grams of the Vegetable Glycerin
4 grams of the Tea Tree Essential Oil
9 grams of the Papaya Leaf Powdered Herb

Soap for Acne Recipe: Prepare and Clean

Before you begin creating your homemade soap you will want to make a few preparations. First, make sure that you have protective clothing and gloves. This will keep your soap clean and protect yourself as you work. Additionally, you will want to gather all the supplies and equipment. This will make the process of crafting much easier as everything you need will be nearby. Lastly, you will need to make sure that your equipment is clean and wash these supplies as necessary. Now, you are ready to get started!

Soap for Acne Recipe: Preparing the Rubbing Alcohol

One more thing that you are going need to prepare before starting this recipe is the spray bottle of rubbing alcohol. This ingredient is useful for creating bars of soap that have a smooth bottom with no air bubbles. So, you will need to grab your 8 oz clear bottle and fill it with the rubbing alcohol. Then, you can twist on the sprayer and set aside for now. You won’t need to use this spray bottle of rubbing alcohol until you are filling the soap molds.

Soap for Acne Recipe: Preparing the HerbsSoap for Acne Recipe: Preparing the Herbs

Since you only have so much time to mix everything after your soap has melted, it can be beneficial to make some preparations beforehand. So, you can get your powdered herb ready to add to the soap before you melt it. You will want to weigh 9 grams of the Papaya Leaf Herb into a small bowl. Then, you will add 20 grams of the Vegetable Glycerin into the same bowl. Now, you will want to mix these two ingredients together well. The vegetable glycerin will help prevent the powdered herb from clumping and make it easier to add to your soap. Once you have combined these ingredients until the mixture is smooth, you’re ready to move on to the next step.

Soap for Acne Recipe: Papaya Leaf Powder Herb Benefits

Of course, this wholesale powdered herb can provide all kinds of lovely benefits to your skin. First, the papaya leaf herb will provide antioxidants and nutrients that will nourish your skin. Plus, this wholesale herb can be very useful for treating acne and preventing future outbreaks. The cosmetic herb will help to open up pores and clear out pimples, acne, and excessive oil. Further, the benefits of this herb are wonderful for improving circulation and reducing signs of aging. So, the beneficial properties of this cosmetic herb are perfect for including into your soap making recipes to create quality products that will care for your skin.

Soap for Acne Recipe: Prepare Your Soap BaseSoap for Acne Recipe: Preparing Your Soap Base

Now, you are going to want to prepare the hemp oil melt and pour soap base. So, you will need to cut 496 grams of the soap from your block of mp soap base. Now, add this amount of soap to a medium, microwave safe bowl. Next, use a microwave to melt your soap. You will want to heat your mp soap using short intervals to prevent boiling. Every thirty seconds you will want to check on your soap. Also, you can use a metal spoon to stir your melting soap before heating again.

Soap for Acne Recipe: Adding the Essential OilsSoap for Acne Recipe: Adding the Essential Oils

Next, you are going to prepare the essential oils for this melt and pour soap making recipe. So, you are going to need a small bowl and the scale. First, you are going to include the rosemary essential oil. So, will need to measure out 4 grams of this essential oil. Now, you are going to add 4 grams of the tea tree oil to the bowl.  Once you have both of these natural essential oils weighed out, you are ready to add it to your melted soap. Once you have added the essential oil mixture, you can quickly mix everything together and move on to the next step. You will need to move quickly to add all the cosmetic ingredients before your melted soap cools too much.

Soap for Acne Recipe: Rosemary Essential OilSoap for Acne Recipe: Rosemary Essential Oil

One great essential oil that is included in this recipe is the Rosemary Tunisian Essential Oil. This essential oil is included to provide a natural aroma as well as provide benefits for your skin. Of course, this essential oil is perfect for helping deal with acne. Plus, this essential oil can be useful for reducing wrinkles and improving the skin from sun damage. Plus, this cosmetic ingredient will provide you with a fantastic scent. This cosmetic ingredient has an aroma described as a fresh scent blend of camphor, woodsy balsam, and an herbal mint aroma. This refreshing and natural aroma is perfect for a natural soap recipe.

Soap for Acne Recipe: Tea Tree Essential OilSoap for Acne Recipe: Tea Tree Essential Oil

Another great ingredient included in this soap is the Tea Tree Essential Oil. This essential oil is included to provide benefits as well as a natural aroma. This strong, clean aroma is camphorous and is described as being similar in scent to eucalyptus. Plus, this essential oil has some beneficial properties for the skin. This essential oil has properties that can be useful for preventing acne outbreaks. Further, the tea tree essential oil can be useful for reducing the appearance of acne scars. Plus, this cosmetic ingredient can be useful for soothing dry, itchy skin. So, this essential oil is another great ingredient to include in your soap recipe, as it is sure to care for your skin.

Soap for Acne Recipe: Adding the Herbal MixtureSoap for Acne Recipe: Adding the Herbal Mixture

Now that your melt and pour soap is completely in a liquid state, you are ready to add your other cosmetic ingredients to your soap. So, you will need to retrieve your herbal mixture of the papaya leaf herb and the vegetable glycerin. After this papaya leaf mixture has been added to your melt and pour soap you are going to need to mix everything together well. While you are going to need to move fast, you must make sure that all of these cosmetic ingredients are combined well before moving on to the next step.

Soap for Acne Recipe: Pouring Your Soap into the MoldSoap for Acne Recipe: Pouring Your Soap into the Mold

Once all of your bath and body ingredients have been thoroughly mixed, you are ready to pour your melted soap mixture into your oval soap molds. So, you will want to line up your contoured top oval soap molds on the table. Next, you will want to fill each of the cavities in your molds with your melt and pour soap mixture. Once all of the melted soap has been added to the wholesale soap molds, you will need to move quickly to the next step before your melt and pour soap sets up on the top.

Soap for Acne Recipe: Using the Rubbing AlcoholSoap for Acne Recipe: Using the Rubbing Alcohol

Now, you are going to need to get the spray bottle of rubbing alcohol that you have filled previously. You will need to use the rubbing alcohol to release any bubbles from your soap. You will only need a few spritzes for the top of each bar of soap. This will release the air bubbles in the bar and provide you with a smooth bar of soap. After each of your bars of soap has had the bubbles released, you will just need to wait for the soaps to completely set up. After your mp soap bars have completely hardened, you are ready to move on to the next step of the soap making process.

Soap for Acne Recipe: Removing the Soap from the Mold

After your soap has completely set up, you are ready to remove your soap from the wholesale soap mold. At this point, your soap should hard to the touch. Also, the soap should look solid when you shake the mold. If you have any doubts about whether your soap is ready, then you can give it another minute. Once you are sure that your soap bars are completely set up, you can pop them out of the mold. Simply turn your soap molds over the table and lightly press on the back until the bars of soap pop out of the mold. Now, you finally have finished bars of quality melt and pour soap that is ready to use!

Soap for Acne Recipe: Using Your Melt and Pour Soap

One of the best parts of mp soap is that you can use it right away! Now that your melt and pour soaps are finished, you can officially use your finished soap. This wonderful homemade face soap recipe is perfect for nourishing and caring for your skin. This naturally scented bath and body recipe is gentle enough to cleanse and nourish your entire body. Of course, this means that you can even use this cosmetic recipe as a face soap. So, you can use this bar of soap to nourish your entire body and clear up even the most stubborn breakouts.

Soap for Acne Recipe: More Benefits of Papaya Leaf

Not only is papaya leaf useful in creating nourishing bath and body recipes, but this natural herb has been found to have internal benefits as well. Some people will use cosmetic grade Papaya Leaf herb to create tea or juice that will provide various benefits. The article 9 Incredible Benefits of Papaya Leaf Juice from NDTV Food shares some of the wonderful benefits that Papaya Leaf has for your body. This article shares that some of these benefits are supporting digestion, lowering blood sugar, promoting healthy skin, and so much more!

Soap for Acne Recipe: Ask Us Any QuestionsSoap for Acne Recipe: Ask Us Any Questions

We hope that you enjoyed this homemade soap making recipe! If you have any questions about making this mp soap, then feel free to reach out to us. Of course, you can ask us your questions on the phone, in the store, and online. You can use our social media platforms as an easy way to reach out to us. There is a Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to reach out to us on Twitter and Instagram. Further, you can share your own creations and opinions with us and other craft makers on social media. We hope to hear from you very soon!

Soap for Acne Recipe: A Note About Our Cosmetic Recipes

Natures Garden is not responsible for the performance of any of the craft recipes provided on our website. The testing of the finished products is your responsibility as the customer. If you plan to resell the finished product from the recipe we provided for our homemade acne soap, then it is your responsibility to adhere to all FDA regulations. If there are any ingredients listed in a recipe that Natures Garden does not sell, we cannot offer any advice on where to purchase any of those ingredients.

Feb
08

Coffee Scents


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Coffee Scents

Today, let’s talk coffee!  There are so many options when it comes to coffee scents.  So, we will look a little closer at each one.  Hopefully, this will help you decide on the perfect coffee fragrance oil for your handcrafted bath and body products.  You may just find your next best selling product!

Coffee Scents:  Hazelnut Coffee Fragrance OilCoffee Scents:  Hazelnut Coffee Fragrance Oil

First, our Hazelnut Coffee Fragrance Oil is strong coffee scent that is great in both bath and body products and candles. It is the aroma of Arabica coffee beans that are blended with both nutty hazel nuts and creamy vanilla at its base. Not only is this coffee scent fabulous on its own, it is also amazing when mixed with other scents.  I actually accidentally put one of these melts in my burner that already had a Pink Sugar melt in it.  I have to say this is now my go to fragrance for my home.

Coffee Scents:  Hazelnut Coffee Soap

So, how does Hazelnut Coffee Fragrance Oil do in cold process soap? Well, there is no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation. It also had a good scent retention.

 

 

Coffee Scents:  Hazelnut Coffee Candle

Now, let’s talk candle making! How do we suggest coloring your hazelnut coffee scented candles?  We suggest using five drops of brown liquid candle dye. Alternatively, you can shred a small amount of a brown color block.

 

Coffee Scents: Fresh Brewed Coffee- ORIGINAL Fragrance OilCoffee Scents:  Fresh Brewed Coffee- ORIGINAL Fragrance Oil

Next, we have our Original Fresh Brewed Coffee Fragrance Oil.  This coffee scent is the strong freshly brewed coffee.  Most coffee fragrances will have a base note of vanilla.  This note can smell like chocolate in coffee fragrances. Well, this coffee scent will have that note.  Although, if you are looking for a coffee scent without the chocolate note, keep reading.

 

Coffee Scents:  Fresh Brewed Coffee Soap

For those making cold process soap, this our original fresh brewed coffee scent is light in the finished bars, but it is still wonderful. Additionally, the cp soap batter showed no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation.

 

 

Coffee Scents:  Fresh Brewed Coffee Candle
How do we suggest coloring your handcrafted candles?  You can add five drops of brown liquid candle dye to achieve a beautiful brown color. You can also use a bit of a brown color block to get the same color.

 

 

Coffee Scents:  Fresh Brewed Coffee Bath Bomb
Next, why not create bath bombs with this coffee fragrance oil! Natures Garden created this Freshly Ground Coffee Bath Bombs Recipe with bath bomb lovers in mind. This isn’t your typical bath bomb though, it uses real coffee ground.

Coffee Scents:  Mountain Hazelnut Cafe Fragrance OilCoffee Scents:  Mountain Hazelnut Cafe Fragrance Oil

Next, we have the Mountain Hazelnut Cafe Fragrance Oil.  This coffee scent happens to be a Natures Garden original fragrance.  It is a strong toasted hazelnut scent that has buttery nuances to pair perfectly this coffee blend. Then the aroma finishes with sweet undertones of warm brown sugar that give the scent a caramelized note.

 

 Coffee Scents:  Mountain Hazelnut Cafe Soap

So, how does this scent do in handcrafted cp soap making? There was no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation.  While the scent stayed light, it still created a beautiful bar of soap.

 

Coffee Scents:  Mountain Hazelnut Cafe Candle

A candle scented with Mountain Hazelnut Cafe fragrance oil would look fabulous colored in a light coffee colored candle. We suggest using three drops of brown liquid candle dye along with a drop orange, and a drop of yellow dye.  This suggestion is based on four pounds of candle wax. You can also use a small amount of a brown, orange, and yellow shredded color blocks shredded.

Coffee Scents:  Cinnanut Columbian Cafe Fragrance OilCoffee Scents:  Cinnanut Columbian Cafe Fragrance Oil

Now, Cinnanut Columbian Cafe fragrance oil from Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies has the strong tones of a fresh roasted Colombian coffee. It is followed with warm spicy cinnamon.  Next, this coffee scent has notes of warm roasted Brazil nuts along with rich sweet maple.  This is a Natures Garden original fragrance oil.

 

 

Coffee Scents:  Cinnanut Columbian Cafe Soap

When used in cold process soap, this coffee scent did very well. There was no acceleration, no separation, and no ricing.  It maintained a good scent retention and discolored to a brown color.

 

 

Coffee Scents:  Cinnanut Columbian Cafe Candle

When coloring your handmade candle and wax melts, we recommend using four drops of Spectrum brown liquid candle dye. You can also use an ample amount of a brown color block. We find this to be a perfect color for a coffee colored candle.

 

 

Coffee Scents: Cinnanut Coffee Soap RecipeSo, how have we used Cinnanut Colombian Cafe Fragrance Oil in our recipes? We created the Cinnanut Coffee Soap Recipe is a super fun layered soap recipe that looks and feels amazing on your skin! Not only that but this melt and pour soap recipe is fun to make. In addition, the mp soap is topped with our fluffy whipped soap base and topped with cinnamon.

 

Coffee Scents:  Jamaican Vanilla Cafe Fragrance OilCoffee Scents:  Jamaican Vanilla Cafe Fragrance Oil

Now, we have the delicious Jamaican Vanilla Cafe Fragrance Oil. This Natures Garden coffee scent is a rich combination of  freshly roasted Jamaican coffee.  Then, it has notes of sweet and tempting vanilla beans This is a Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies original fragrance oil.

 

 

Coffee Scents: Jamaican Vanilla Cafe in Soap

 

You can use Jamaican Vanilla Cafe Fragrance Oil in homemade soap. This fragrance oil did very well in soap.  There is no ricing, no acceleration, no separation, and the fragrance maintains a good scent in the finished cold process soap. So, you will be able to create amazing cp soap with this coffee scent!

Coffee Scents: Jamaican Vanilla Cafe Candle Color Suggestion

Next, let’s talk about candles.  Using just a tiny bit of brown and yellow liquid candle dyes you can create a wonderful color that is perfect for this scent. Also, you can shred just a tiny amount of both brown and yellow color blocks into your candle wax.

 

Coffee Scents: French Vanilla Coffee Fragrance OilCoffee Scents:  French Vanilla Coffee Fragrance Oil

Our next coffee scent is a sweeter coffee aroma. Natures Garden’s French Vanilla Coffee Fragrance Oil is a perfect blend of vanilla, sugar, and freshly brewed coffee. It is blended to perfection for all the coffee lovers that like their coffee sweet and creamy!

 

 

 

Coffee Scents:  French Vanilla Coffee Soap

If you use this scent in your cp soap recipes, then get ready for some fabulous coffee scented soap!  This coffee scent remains subtly beautiful and nice in soap. French Vanilla Coffee Fragrance Oil caused no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation.

 

 

Coffee Scents:  French Vanilla Coffee Candle

When used in candle wax, we would recommend creating a creamy light brown candle for this scent. So, use two drops of brown liquid candle dye.  You can also use a small amount of shredded brown color block in four pounds of wax.

 

 


So, how have we used French Vanilla Coffee in some of our recipe ideas?  We created the Christmas Coffee Wax Tarts Recipe  using not one, but two coffee fragrance oils.  This wax melt recipe uses both French Vanilla Coffee Scent and Snickerdoodle Latte Fragrance Oil.  In addition, we topped these cute melts with real coffee beans.

Coffee Scents:  Cafe Caramel Fragrance OilCoffee Scents:  Cafe Caramel Fragrance Oil

Next, we have my favorite coffee scent, Cafe Caramel Fragrance Oil! This coffee fragrance oil from Natures Garden Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies is the a sweet cappuccino.  This scent is also that is filled with heavy cream and is sweetened with the extremely sweet caramel. It is an awesome blend of coffee and creamy sugar blended perfectly for you handmade candles and bath and body products.

 

Coffee Scents:  Cafe Caramel Soap

This caramel coffee scent is the perfect soap making fragrance oil! First of all, this coffee scented fragrance oil will have a good scent in the cured cp soap. We found no acceleration, no separation, and ricing.

 

 

Coffee Scents: Cafe Caramel Candle

This caramel coffee beverage scent would work perfectly in a caramel colored candle!  We would recommend using two drops of brown along with a tiny bit of orange liquid candle dye.  This is for four pounds of wax.  You can also shred an small amount of a brown color block and an orange color block into your candle wax.

 

Popular Coffee Fragrance Oils Cafe Caramel ScrubCafe Caramel Fragrance Oil is also perfect in body scrubs as well.  In fact, you can create the Toffee Crunch Latte Foaming Sugar Scrub Recipe! This handmade sugar scrub recipe will smell as delicious as the coffee drink!  Create a layered scrub made to look just like the drink, even complete with the whipped cream topping!

 

Coffee Scents:  Cafe Mocha Fragrance OilCoffee Scents:  Cafe Mocha Fragrance Oil

Also, you can try out our delicious Cafe Mocha Fragrance Oil in your homemade products! This amazing cafe fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the perfect arrangement of fragrance notes reminiscent of fresh brewed coffee, chocolate syrup, creamy vanilla, and marshmallows. If you are in the mood for a scrumptious coffee and chocolate scent blend, then this is going to be the perfect scent for you!  You are going to love this fragrance oil!

 

Coffee Scents:  Cafe Mocha Fragrance Oil Soap

Next, how does this coffee scent perform in cold process soap?  Cafe Mocha fragrance oil performs very well.  It showed no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation.  The cured discolors to the perfect shade of brown for this scent. It remains strong throughout cure.

 

 

Coffee Scents:  Cafe Mocha Fragrance Oil Candle

In addition, you can use Cafe Mocha fragrance oil in your own scented candles! We feel that cafe mocha scented candles would be perfect in a dark brown color. So, we suggest using either four drops of brown liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax.  Alternatively, you can use an ample amount of a shredded brown color block.

 

Coffee Scents:  Cafe Mocha Scrub
Also, you can include Cafe Mocha Fragrance Oil in the Coffee Butter Scrub Recipe! This handcrafted body scrub recipe incorporates coffee grounds, providing an amazing exfoliation. In addition, the recipe uses the perfect combination of butters so that you skin will be left smooth and moisturized.

 

 

Coffee Scents:  Fresh Brewed Coffee- WORLDS BEST Fragrance OilCoffee Scents:  Fresh Brewed Coffee- Worlds Best Fragrance Oil

This coffee scent was ten years in the making.  We tested and tested to find a coffee fragrance oil without that distinct chocolate base.  Well we finally found a true freshly brewed coffee fragrance oil. We call it Worlds Best Fresh Brewed Coffee.  It can be found right here at Natures Garden! This perfect coffee fragrance has wonderful effervescent coffee top notes, and incredible scent throw! This fragrance is so strong that you may even want to cut back on the amount you use in your applications. Please don’t judge this fragrance oil out of the bottle. It is simply incredible and true in products!

Coffee Scents: Fresh Brewed Coffee Worlds Best Soap

This world’s best coffee scent is amazing for those creating handmade coffee soap.  This coffee fragrance oil leaves a light scent in cured homemade cold process soap. Also, the cp soap performs wonderfully with this coffee scented oil. There was no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation.

 

Coffee Scents: Fresh Brewed Coffee Worlds Best Candle

Since this fragrance oil possesses a pure coffee aroma, we would suggest coloring your handmade candles dark brown. This fresh brewed coffee scent will pair perfectly paired when you add in five drops of brown liquid candle dye.  Another option is to add an ample amount of shredded brown color block.  Our recommendations are always based on a four pound batch of wax.

 

Coffee Scents: Fresh Brewed Coffee Worlds Best Lotion
Our Frappe Mocha Body Cream Recipe is an wonderful homemade lotion recipe.  It is scented with Cafe Mocha fragrance oil. This coffee scented lotion will leave your skin soft and moisturized.  It also has just a touch of Chocolate Fudge Fragrance Oil, and uses real coffee! So, you will smell fantastic and your skin will feel amazing.

 

Coffee Scents: Fresh Brewed Coffee Worlds Best SoapNext, the Coffee Melt and Pour Soap Recipe also uses this fresh brewed coffee fragrance oil. It also uses actual coffee ground! This homemade soap recipe has exfoliating properties all the way through your bars. Melt and pour soap is an easy way to make your own soap at home!

 

Coffee Scents: Cappuccino Fragrance OilCoffee Scents: Cappuccino Fragrance Oil

Next, we have the delicious Cappuccino Fragrance Oil. This amazing beverage scent is perfect for creating your bath and body products. This fragrance oil by Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies has a rich fresh brewed coffee scent that is strong along with notes of heavy cream and sugar. Together this scent makes a perfect coffee blend!

 

 

Coffee Scents: Cappuccino Fragrance Oil in Soap

Also, this coffee fragrance oil is perfect for making cold process soap. The scent retains a good scent in the cured soaps. It also performs very well. There was no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation. It discoloration to a perfect cappuccino color!

 

 

Coffee Scents:  Cappuccino Fragrance Oil Candle

In addition, you can include this delicious aroma in your homemade candles. We would suggest that you use five drops of brown liquid candle dye.  This is based on a four pound batch.  You can also shred a small amount of a brown color block into your candle wax.

 

 

We used Cappuccino Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden in this Cappuccino Coffee Cold Process Soap Recipe.  This cold process soap recipe is just divine!  It uses actual coffee in the soap and both ground coffee and whole coffee beans.

 

 

 

Coffee Scents:  Snickerdoodle Latte Fragrance OilCoffee Scents:  Snickerdoodle Latte Fragrance Oil

Finally, you can include the scrumptious Snickerdoodle Latte Fragrance Oil in your candle or bath and body products. This coffee scent by Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies is a rich roasted Colombian coffee that is blended with spices and hints of roasted nuts in this beverage sensation. In addition, this original scent has a base of vanilla butter cream add tempting sweetness to the blend.

 

Coffee Scents:  Snickerdoodle Latte in Soap

A wonderful way to use this coffee scent is in your handmade soaps! Snickerdoodle Latte Fragrance Oil showed has no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation in cold process soap. The scent retention was also good in our finished soap.

 

 

Coffee Scents:  Snickerdoodle Latte Candle

Also, you can use this fragrance oil in your scented candles. Snickerdoodle Latte scent would be perfect with this coffee with cream candle color. In order to achieve this color, use two drops of brown liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax.  You can also shred a small amount of a brown color block into your melted candle wax.

 

 

Feb
07

Soap Fragrance Oils for Spring


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Soap Fragrance Oils for Spring

Spring is right around the corner.  I am sure those of you creating cold process soap are currently testing new scents and looking for new additions to your spring soap line up.  So, Natures Garden is going to show you some of our best soap fragrance oils for spring.  While all of these soap scents do wonderfully in melt and pour soap, we also wanted to include cp soap makers.  When creating this list we looked at each fragrance oil’s performance in cold process soap.  We took into consideration acceleration, ricing, and separation.  We also took into consideration the amount of time you would have to work with the batter.  Finally, yes, we looked at discoloration.  However, that being said, some of the ones that discolored were just too good not to have on this list.

 Queen of the Nile Fragrance OilSoap Fragrance Oils for Spring: Queen of the Nile Fragrance Oil

First, Queen of the Nile Fragrance Oil.  This is an exotic and powerful, this fragrance oil in cold process soap.  It is the aroma of the glorious night blooming lily.  This scent which overflows with notes of a alluring floral musk combined with cassis and ripe berries.

 

Queen of the Nile Fragrance Oil in Cold Process SoapQueen of the Nile Fragrance Oil in Cold Process Soap

So, how did this fragrance oil perform in cold process soap?  Well, there was no ricing, no ricing, and of course, no separation. This fragrance oil caused the soap to turn to a caramel color. However, the cured soap had a very strong scent retention.

 

  Sour Watermelon Candy Fragrance OilSoap Fragrance Oils for Spring: Sour Watermelon Candy Fragrance Oil

Next, Sour Watermelon Candy Fragrance Oil will take you back to your childhood.  What’s so great about this scent?  It is perfect for both spring and summer.  This candy aroma is that of sweet and sour mandarin oranges, fruity pineapples, and wild watermelon. This Natures Garden scent can be compared the aroma of Starburst Watermelon Chews.

Sour Watermelon Candy Fragrance Oil in Cold Process SoapSour Watermelon Candy Fragrance Oil in Cold Process Soap

Why did sour watermelon candy make our soap fragrance oils for Spring list?  Well, first of all, it is absolutely perfect in cold process soap.  The was no acceleration, no discoloration, no ricing, and no separation.  But, what really blew us away was its strength in cured cp soap.  It has an extremely strong scent retention!

 Elegant Diva Fragrance OilSoap Fragrance Oils for Spring: Elegant Diva Fragrance Oil

Next, on our soap fragrance oils for spring is Elegant Diva Fragrance Oil. There are a couple reasons why this one made the list.  First, being that it was amazing in soap.  However, we also know that finding florals for cold process soap can be tough.  This floral scent from Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies is a beautiful powdery floral rose aroma.  It has notes of soft peony petals and undertones of sandalwood to warm the fragrance.

Top:  Orange, Bergamot
Mid: Rose, Narcissus, Peony, Orange Blossoms
Base:  Sandalwood, Vanilla, Rosewood

Elegant Diva Fragrance Oil in Cold Process SoapElegant Diva Fragrance Oil in Cold Process Soap

So, while Elegant Diva Fragrance Oil does discolor to milk chocolate color, there is some acceleration when soaping at normal temperatures.  However, when you soap at room temperature there was no acceleration and performed wonderfully.  In addition, there was no separation, and no ricing.  The soap retention is very strong with this floral scent.

 Raspberry Lemonade Fragrance OilSoap Fragrance Oils for Spring: Raspberry Lemonade Fragrance Oil

Raspberry Lemonade fragrance oil by Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies is the delicious blend of freshly squeezed lemonade, sweet, juicy raspberries.  Then, it is given a unique twist of natural fresh lavender and finished with white musk.

Raspberry Lemonade Fragrance Oil in Cold Process SoapRaspberry Lemonade Fragrance Oil in Cold Process Soap

When used in soap, Raspberry Lemonade Fragrance Oil performs perfectly.  This scent has no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation.  This scent discolors to the perfect color for a lemonade, a butter color.  Finally, Raspberry Lemonade scent has very strong scent retention.

 Dare to be Sexy Fragrance OilSoap Fragrance Oils for Spring: Dare to be Sexy Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a naughty blend of sweet sensuality and sinful fruits starring in this Oh So Sexy fragrance. Luscious peach nectar, red delicious apple and ripe blood orange lead you to the sensual floral heart. Delicate muguet and pretty pink peonies are teased by a tempting black plum, and tickled with notes of musky vanilla.

Top Notes: Peach Nectar, Apple, Blood Orange
Mid Notes: Muguet, Pink Peony, Black Plum
Base Notes: Musk, Precious Woods, Vanilla

Dare to be Sexy Fragrance Oil in Cold Process SoapDare to be Sexy Fragrance Oil in Cold Process Soap

Dare to be Sexy Fragrance Oil is fabulous in cold process soap! The scent retention is super strong.  The soap batter showed no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation.  The soap also showed no discoloration throughout cure.

 

 

 Peach Perfection Fragrance OilSoap Fragrance Oils for Spring: Peach Perfection Fragrance Oil

Next, compare Peach Perfection Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies to Tyler’s Peachy King.  How do we describe this scent?  Well, it is mouth-watering.  It starts with bursts of peach nectar, not a sweet peach though.  This is a more ripe juicy peach aroma.   Then, the peach aroma opens to orchard fruits of peach and cherry.  Finally, it is highlighted by the effervescence of citrus bergamot and slight hints of dewy orange blossoms This is the perfect spring and summer fragrance oil.

Top Notes: Peach, Bergamot, Banana, Cherry, Orange
Middle Notes: Orange Blossom
Base Notes: Green Notes, Vanilla

 Peach Perfection Fragrance OilPeach Perfection Fragrance Oil in Cold Process Soap

Peach Perfection Fragrance Oil showed o ricing, no acceleration, no separation.  This fragrance oil causes the soap to discolor to a cream.  The discoloration is very manageable and the peach scent gives you plenty of time to work.  Finally, the scent retention is very strong.

 Sangria Punch Fragrance OilSoap Fragrance Oils for Spring: Sangria Fragrance Oil

Sangria fragrance oil by Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies is a refreshing aroma starting with notes of grape.  It also contains citrus notes of orange, lemon, and lime, along with apple.  Finally, those notes are followed by a heart of fruity pomegranate and blackberries.  Sangria Fragrance Oil finishes with dry down of sugar. This fruity fragrance oil now contains higher amounts of essential oil.

Sangria Fragrance Oil in Cold Process SoapSangria Fragrance Oil in Cold Process Soap

Delicious scent!  Perfect Pour, no ricing, no acceleration, no separation, no discoloration after cure.  Scent stayed nice and strong!

 

 Spring Rain Fragrance OilSoap Fragrance Oils for Spring: Spring Rain Fragrance Oil

Spring Rain fragrance oil from Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies is a musky blend of beautiful floral combination of carnation, tiger lily, alyssum, orchids, and fresh roses.  The floral notes are blended with nuances of fresh greenery. This spring aroma is also a best selling scent.

Spring Rain Fragrance Oil in Cold Process SoapSpring Rain Fragrance Oil in Cold Process Soap

Spring Rain Fragrance Oil is absolutely stunning spring time floral scent.  When used in cold process soap, there was no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. In addition, there was no discoloration. Finally, it showed a very strong scent retention in the cured soap.

 Blackberry Jam Fragrance OilSoap Fragrance Oils for Spring: Blackberry Jam Fragrance Oil

Blackberry Jam Fragrance Oil is not only fabulous in cp soap, it’s also very popular with candle makers.  In fact, our clients have made this fruity spring time scent a best seller.  Natures Garden’s Blackberry Jam aroma is  is a blend of fresh tart blackberries.  The blackberries blend with base notes of vanilla and crisp greenery.

Top Notes:  peach, strawberry, blackberry, pineapple
Mid Notes:  orange, violet, jasmine
Base Notes:  musk, vanilla, greenery

Blackberry Jam Fragrance Oil in Cold Process SoapBlackberry Jam Fragrance Oil in Cold Process Soap

So, Blackberry Jam Fragrance Oil is wonderful in cold process soap.  It had no ricing, no acceleration, or separation. In addition, it had no discoloration. Lastly, it had very good scent retention once cured.

 

Jelly Bean Fragrance OilSoap Fragrance Oils for Spring: Jelly Bean Fragrance Oil

Jelly Bean fragrance oil by Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies awakens your senses with the aroma of luscious mixed fruit notes. This candy scent is a must have in the spring. It starts with the aroma of Wild cherries balanced with juicy peaches and sweet strawberries. Then, you will smell just slight hints of cinnamon as the fragrance oil is rounded out at the base with notes of vanilla and musk to create sweet tones.

Jelly Bean Fragrance Oil in Cold Process SoapJelly Bean Fragrance Oil in Cold Process Soap

So, as you can see, this fragrance oil will discolor your finished soap to a light brown.  However, it was perfect otherwise.  We could not possible leave this one off the list.  It had no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation.  You will have plenty of time to play with your soap batter.  To help with the discoloration, you can always use Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  The scent retention is absolutely amazing and strong!

 

Sweet Tea Zing Fragrance OilSoap Fragrance Oils for Spring: Sweet Tea Zing Fragrance Oil

Sweet Tea Zing fragrance oil by Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies is the aroma of a perfect spring or summer afternoon.  This tea scent starts with the relaxing aroma of sipping sweet tea.  But this isn’t any ordinary tea scent, it has hints of lemon zest, hints of honey nectar.  Finally, it is finished with nuances of cardamom.

Top: Earl Grey Tea, Lemon, Bergamot
Mid: Honey, Cardamom
Base: Mint Leaves, Green Tea Leaves

Sweet Tea Zing Fragrance Oil in Cold Process SoapSweet Tea Zing Fragrance Oil in Cold Process Soap

Sweet Tea Zing Fragrance Oil is phenomenal in cold process soap.  It showed no ricing, no acceleration, no separation.  It had slight discoloration to a light beige.  This tea scent maintained a strong scent retention through the curing process.

 Euphoric Majesty Fragrance OilSoap Fragrance Oils for Spring: Euphoric Majesty Fragrance Oil

Euphoric Majesty fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a feminine scent full of allure and sensuality.  This powerful scent is a combination of juicy pomegranate, fresh green notes, persimmon, mysterious black orchids, lotus blossom, warm amber and mahogany woods.  Finally, this scent finishes with black violet, and a creamy accord.  This Natures Garden’s fragrance oil can be compared to Euphoria fragrance.

 Euphoric Majesty Fragrance OilEuphoric Majesty Fragrance Oil in Cold Process Soap

Euphoric Majesty Fragrance Oil performed perfectly in cold process soap.  It showed no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation.  It only slightly discolors to a very slight tan. The strong scent retention will blow you away.

 

 Extremely Sexy for MEN Fragrance OilSoap Fragrance Oils for Spring: Extremely Sexy For Men Fragrance Oil

Extremely Sexy for Men Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies is a masculine citrus spice combination.  This fragrance oil starts with top citrus notes of pink lime, bergamot leaves, and tangerine. The citrus notes are followed by a heart of cinnamon bark, lime wood, and sage. Finally, it finishes with vetiver and orange flowers.  Natures Garden’s Extremely Sexy for Men can be compared to Very Sexy for Men perfume.

Extremely Sexy for Men Fragrance Oil in Cold Process SoapExtremely Sexy for Men Fragrance Oil in Cold Process Soap

Extremely Sexy for Men Fragrance Oil is awesome in cold process soap making.  It had no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation.  Finally, it remained without discoloration throughout the cure.

 

Jan
31

What are the ingredients for soap making?


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What are the ingredients for soap making?What are the ingredients for soap making?

Here at Natures Garden, we are often asked, “What are the ingredients for soap making?”.  We know it can be overwhelming at first.  Whether you have never made soap before or transitioning from creating melt and pour soap to taking on cold process soap.  Anything new can be a challenge at first and we are here to help you along the way.  Below, we will go through what ingredients and supplies are needed for each type of soap

What are the ingredients for soap making?: Melt and Pour Soap

First, we will talk about melt and pour soap.  This is a basic soap making method.  When using melt and pour soap, the saponification process is already done for you.  Natures Garden carries two pound slabs in several varieties.  Each slab is easy to cut and easy to use.

Melt and Pour Soap: Types of Melt and Pour Soap Bases

Goat’s Milk
Yogurt
Cocoa Butter
Oatmeal
Soya Milk
Shea Butter
Hemp Oil
Honey
Mango
Diamond Clear
SLS Free Clear Glycerin

Melt and Pour Soap: Melting the Soap

So, melt and pour soap, or mp soap will first need to be cut.  We cut the soap into small pieces prior to adding it to a bowl and melting it.  This will allow the soap to melt evenly.  Melt and pour soap can be melted in a microwave oven or in a double boiler.  So, you will need to either have a microwave or a double boiler to make melt and pour soap.  You will also need a cutting board, knife, and at least one mixing bowl.  Once melted, it is ready to be scented and colored.

Melt and Pour Soap: Adding Color

While you can simply melt the soap and pour it into a mold, many choose to add color.  There are a few ways you can color your handmade soap.  Which colorant you choose is a personal choice.  Once your soap is melted, you simply add the color and stir.  Read below for more information on a couple of the types of colorants that you can use.

Adding Color: FUN Soap Colorants

First, Natures Garden’s FUN Soap Colorants can be used.  These colorants are pigments dispersed in vegetable glycerin.  These colorants will give you a nice vibrant color in both clear soap bases and white soap bases.

Adding Color: Da Bomb Soap Dyes

Next, we will take a closer look at the Da Bomb Soap Dyes.  These handmade soap dyes are water based.  These soap colorants work wonderfully in melt and pour soap.  In a white base, they will give you a nice pastel-like color.  However, in a clear base, they are true to color and very bright.

Melt and Pour Soap: Scenting the Soap

You have a couple of options when scenting your soap.  The first choice is whether or not to scent your soap.  You can leave it unscented if you would like.  Although, you can also add a wonderful aroma to the soap.  This aroma can either come in the form of body safe fragrance oil or body safe essential oil.  Either way, you choose to go, the scent simply can be added to the melted soap and mixed right in.  You will find more details on scenting options below.

Scenting the Soap: Essential Oils

Essential oils are natural oils that are plant based.  Natures Garden carries pure essential oils that pure and unadulterated.  They are not diluted in any way.  This option is a perfect addition to your handmade soaps.  While essential oils will be single note scents, you can always create your own blend by mixing them together.  This will make the scent a little more complex.

Melt and Pour Soap: Choosing a mold

Once you have melted, scented and colored your soap, you will simply need to pour it into the mold and allow it to setup.  It is just that simple.  Let’s look at some of your mold options in a little more detail.

Choosing a Mold: Embed Molds

Embed molds will be smaller molds just like the molds that you would use when making chocolate candies.  They are the perfect size for creating guest soaps.  They are also the perfect size to use for embeds or even to top a soap loaf.

Choosing a Mold: Silicone Molds

Silicone molds are really easy to work with.  Since they are super flexible, removing the soap from the mold is a breeze.  They are durable and withstand high heat.

Choosing a Mold: Mold Market Molds

Natures Garden also carries Mold Market Molds.  These molds are made of a heavy duty plastic.  So, they will hold up pretty well.  They come in a variety of shapes and sizes and will help you create some unique handmade soap.

Melt and Pour Soap: Additional Options

When it comes to melt and pour soap, we have technically answered the question, “What are the ingredients for soap making?”.  However, there are a few additional options that you may like to know about.

First, let’s talk about rubbing alcohol.  This can be a melt and pour soap maker’s best friend.  Rubbing alcohol can be sprayed on melt and pour soap to release air bubbles once it is poured into the mold.  It can also be sprayed in between layers of soap to help them adhere to each other.

Next, herbs and clays can be added to soap.  These can be powdered or cut.  While herbs will oxidize over time, each herb will bring a different benefit to your soap.  The powdered herbs can be mixed with vegetable glycerin before being added to your soap.  Many will often use the powdered herbs or clays not only for the benefits of the powder but also as a natural colorant.  The cut herbs are often used not only for the benefits the herbs possess, but also for exfoliation or to add decorative touches.

What are the ingredients for soap making?: Cold Process Soap

Cold process soap is a method in which you are starting completely from scratch.  If you are new to making soap from scratch, you will want to read our soap making safety class.  This will walk you through the basics, as well as safety precautions.   You will also want to read over our beginner’s soap making class, Cold Process Soap Class 101.  You always want to wear safety gear and have vinegar close by when making soap from scratch.  So, now that you have read about soap making safety and read our soap making 101 class, let’s look at the ingredients and supplies needed.

Cold Process Soap: Supplies

While there are several ingredients needed for cold process soap making, you will also need supplies and safety gear.  So, below, is a list of supplies you will need for cold process soap making.  However, you want these supplies to be dedicated only to soap making.  You never want to use any of these supplies to come into contact with your food once they have been used for soap making.

Safety Gloves
Plastic Safety Goggles
Digital Scale
Stick Blender
Stainless Steel Stock Pot or Bowl
Small container or bowl to mix colorants
Long handled plastic spoon or spatula
Mixing bowls (dishwasher safe so you know it withstands heat)
A kitchen thermometer
Freezer Paper (used to line molds and protect your work surface)
Paper towels (to clean up small spills)
Bottle of Vinegar (used in case of lye or raw soap coming in contact with skin)
Soap Mold

Cold Process Soap: Ingredients

Next, let’s talk about the actual ingredients used for cold process soap making.  Cold process soap is created using lye, water, and a combination of oils.  However, it really isn’t as simple as throwing it all together and hoping for the best.  First, you will prepare a lye solution.  Separately, you will prepare your oils.  Then, wait for them to come to the correct temperature before combining them.  Finally, you will begin pouring the batter into a mold.  Once it has setup up, after 24-48 hours, it can be removed from the mold.  It is then allowed to cure before using. Let’s look a little closer at each of these below, as each phase has to be done in a certain manner.

Ingredients: Lye Solution

In order to create a lye solution, there are two ingredients you will need.  You will need distilled water and lye.  Lye is also known as sodium hydroxide.  The water is first weighed out.  Then, the weighed our lye is added to the water.  It is important that the water is never added to the lye.  You always want to add the lye to the water.  If you do it the other way around, it can create a volcanic effect.  The lye is added slowly, stirring as it is added.  Then, the lye solution is set aside so that it can cool.

Ingredients: Soaping Oils

Next, you will need soaping oils.  However, the combination of oils you use is extremely important.  Each oil will saponify a certain amount of lye.  If you use the wrong combination of oils, you could end up with a lye heavy bar of soap.  So, before creating your soap and choosing your oils, you will need to determine your recipe.  You can use one of Natures Garden’s soap making recipes, or create your own.  However, if you choose to create your own, make sure you run the recipe through a soap calculator to make sure that the recipe will work.  We recommend using soapcalc.  You should know that some oils will create a harder bar, others softer.  In addition, some oils will slow trace, others will speed up trace.

Once you choose and weigh out your oils, you melt them and allow them to cool a bit.  You can melt the oils using a double boiler.  We recommend allowing both your lye solution and soap oils to come to around 100 degrees Fahrenheit before combining them.

Ingredients: Scenting the Soap

You can also choose to scent your soap with either a body safe fragrance oils or essential oil.  However, the scent you choose can affect your soap batter.  So, we have created videos to show you exactly how each of Natures Garden’s fragrance oils will perform in cold process soap.  In addition, you can find our most popular cp soap scents here.  You can also use essential oils in your soap.

Ingredients: Coloring the Soap

When it comes to coloring your soap, we recommend using the FUN Soap Colorants.  These colorants will come through beautifully in cold process soap.  We have also created videos showing you the range of shades you can get with the FUN Soap Colorants.  While we talked about the Da Bomb Soap Dyes for melt and pour soap, we don’t recommend them for cp soap.  While, yes, they are safe to use in any type of soap, they will morph, or change color during the saponification process.  During saponification, the cp soap batter reaches high temperatures and the Da Bomb Dyes will not stay true to color.

Ingredients: Choosing a Mold

You have a few options when it comes to a soap mold.  I like silicone molds.  They are easy to work with and hold up extremely well to the high temperatures of the saponification process.  Also, the soap comes out of the molds very easily.  However, you can also use a wooden mold.  In addition, some heavier plastic molds will work.  Although this isn’t true of all plastic molds, they must be able to withstand the high temperatures.

What are the ingredients for soap making?: Hot Process Soap

The last method we will talk about is hot process soap, also known as hp soap.  This method is also done from scratch.  The same safety precautions taken when making cold process soap should be taken when creating hp soap.  So, make sure you read both the cold process 101 class and the safety precautions I linked to above in the cold process section.

So, what is the difference?  Hot process soap can be created using a crockpot.  Of course, this would need to be a crockpot used only for soapmaking, not food once it used for soap.  Crockpot soap will not have as long of a cure time as cold process soap.  This is because the heat from the crockpot speeds up the saponification process.  However, the same recipes, fragrance oils, molds, and colorants can be used.

What are the ingredients for soap making?:  Additional Ingredients

There are a few ingredients that can be used in any type of soap.  First, Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  This ingredient will lessen the discoloration that can be caused by vanillin that is in some fragrance oils.  Sodium lactate is often used in various soap making methods as well.  It is a natural moisturizer that will help harden the soap.  Sodium lactate is used in both cold process and hot process soap.  We also talked earlier about herbs and clay in melt and pour soap.  They can also be used when making soap from scratch.

Jan
25

Crafts for St. Patrick’s Day


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Crafts for St. Patrick's DayCrafts for St. Patrick’s Day

If you are looking to create some fantastic soap and candle recipes for Saint Patrick’s Day, then check out our St. Patrick’s Day crafts in this Natures Garden blog. We have some fun scented crafts for St. Patrick’s Day that you will be sure to enjoy and decorate your home. There are even more fun ways that you can use these homemade crafts other than decorating your home for this holiday. Of course, it is just as fun to use these lovely Natures Garden craft recipes.

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day: St Patricks Day Candle RecipeCrafts for St. Patrick’s Day: St Patricks Day Candle Recipe

One fun candle making recipe that you can create for this holiday is the St Patricks Day Candle Recipe. Of course, this fun candle making recipe is perfect for adding some luck to your home for this fun holiday. This scented candle recipe uses a homemade wax shamrock to create a perfect holiday design. Not only can you use this homemade candle to decorate for Saint Patrick’s Day, but you can use this candle aroma as well. After the cute shamrock is affixed to the edge of the candle jar, the rest of the scented wax is filled in behind with the fresh scent of our NG Aloe & White Lilac Fragrance OilSo, this clover candle has an aroma of refreshing florals, sweet aromas, and musk. You will be sure to love the green clover candle to decorate during the holidays and the refreshing scent of this candle afterward.

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day: Leprechaun Hat Soap RecipeCrafts for St. Patrick’s Day: Leprechaun Hat Soap Recipe

Another fun bath and body recipe that you can create is the Leprechaun Hat Soap Recipe. This adorable melt and pour soap recipe is created to look like just a cute leprechaun hat. Not only will you find that this recipe for cute St. Pattys Day soaps is perfect for making homemade decorations. Your soap making recipe uses fun soap molds and other soap shaping techniques to create a unique batch of soap. Plus, these cute soaps are scented with the aroma of our Apple Happy Camper Candy Fragrance Oil. This means that this cute mp soap recipe has the aroma of tangy and sweet green apple goodness that will remind you of the scent of sour green apple candy. So, you can enjoy the adorable leprechaun soap as decoration as well as a quality bar of hand soap!

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day: Rainbow Bath Salts RecipeCrafts for St. Patrick’s Day: Rainbow Bath Salts Recipe

Another wonderful way to decorate for Saint Patrick’s Day is our Rainbow Bath Salts Recipe. This beautiful bath and body recipe uses bright colors and fun cosmetic ingredients. This scented scrub recipe uses fun, fizzy SCI and exfoliating cosmetic salt. The wholesale dead sea salt mixture is colored with various hues of the rainbow. This beautiful cosmetic recipe is perfect for enjoying a bubble bath that leaves your skin soft and silky. Further, this salt scrub recipe uses the aroma of our Celestial Fragrance Oil. This scented oil has notes of warm sandalwood, vetiver, cedar and musk. This aroma is blended with enlightening spicy notes of sage and thyme combined with bright citrus notes that inspire both mind and soul. This blend of cosmetic ingredients is perfect for creating a fantastic bath and body recipe.

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day: Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bar RecipeCrafts for St. Patrick’s Day: Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bar Recipe

The lovely Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bar Recipe is a great bath and body recipe that would be a perfect way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. This bath and body recipe uses luxurious cosmetic ingredients that would create a quality bubble bar recipe that will be sure to care for your skin. Further, this bath recipe uses wholesale cosmetic herbs, like peppermint leaf powder and basil leaf ground. Also, this bubble bar recipe uses the scent of our Basil Sage Mint Fragrance Oil with a bright and herbal aroma. This scented oil has notes of basil leaves, sage and peppermint sprigs with citrus zests, fresh spring flowers, and soft, soothing musk. Further, this scented bath recipe has a swirl of brilliant green hues with white to create a beautiful cosmetic recipe. So, this cosmetic recipe a perfect bath recipe that has perfect hues for St. Patty’s Day! 

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day: Golden Clover Bath Bombs RecipeCrafts for St. Patrick’s Day: Golden Clover Bath Bombs Recipe

You will love the benefits you will have from creating the Golden Clover Bath Bombs Recipe. First, you can use this fun cosmetic recipe to decorate your home, as this bath bomb is shaped like a lucky golden clover. Second, you can use this cosmetic recipe to care for your skin during a relaxing soak in the bath. Of course, this bath and body recipe uses conditioning cosmetic oils that will care for the skin. Also, this bath and body recipe uses cosmetic herbs, like the French Green Clay Powder, that can be used to improve skin care. Plus, this bath bomb recipe is scented with the sophisticated and clean aroma our Ginger Lime Fragrance Oil. So, this lucky clover bath bomb is perfect for decorating and pampering yourself this Saint Patrick’s Day.

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day: Lime Cupcake CP Soap RecipeCrafts for St. Patrick’s Day: Lime Cupcake CP Soap Recipe

Another fun bath and body recipe that you can enjoy is the Lime Cupcake CP Soap Recipe. This green cupcake soap uses a cold process soap recipe to create the base of the lime soap cupcake. Further, this homemade soap recipe is topped with whipped soap frosting and lime soap slices. This scented soap uses the lovely aroma of Agave Lime Fragrance Oil. This scented oil has a citrus blend of lime, lemon, and orange. The effervescent blend of citrus blends with tropical floral notes, exotic greens, clear musk, and rich sandalwood. So, you can enjoy this green cupcake soap for decoration and conditioning properties.

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day: Rainbow MP Soap RecipeCrafts for St. Patrick’s Day: Rainbow MP Soap Recipe

Find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow with our Rainbow MP Soap Recipe! This adorable soap uses melt and pour soap base to create a layered soap recipe topped with a tiny rainbow in the clouds. First, this soap recipe uses liquid soap colorants to create a rainbow layered soap base. Then, this fun bath and body recipe is topped with fluffy whipped soap clouds. Lastly, a curved rainbow layer strip arcs out of the fluffy soap clouds to look like a rainbow spread across the sky. Further, this adorable bath recipe is scented with the Angel Wings Fragrance Oil. The soft aroma of newborn baby blends with the aroma of creamy vanilla custard. So, you can enjoy this rainbow soap as decoration and a lovely scented soap bar.

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day: St Patty's Day Cold Process Soap RecipeCrafts for St. Patrick’s Day: St Patty’s Day Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next, we have a soap recipe that is sure to make you feel lucky. Our St Pattys Day Cold Process Soap Recipe uses conditioning cosmetic oils to create a quality bar of cp soap. This soap recipe uses luscious cosmetic oils, like olive oil and palm oil, to create a lovely soap. Not only does this soap making recipe care for the skin, but this soap recipe perfectly includes green and gold. First, the soap bar is a swirl of green and white. Then, the bar is dusted with shimmering gold mica dust. Plus, this lovely bar soap is scented with the aroma of English Ivy Fragrance Oil. This aroma is a refreshingly clean blend of morning dew, fresh greenery, and a light floral bouquet with earthy base notes. Altogether these soap making ingredients create a bath and body product that you are sure to love!

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day: 4 Leaf Clover Layered Soap RecipeCrafts for St. Patrick’s Day: 4 Leaf Clover Layered Soap Recipe

If you are looking for a bath and body recipe with a bit of luck, then this mp soap clover is a great choice! Our 4 Leaf Clover Layered Soap Recipe uses quality cosmetic ingredients to create great scented crafts for St Patrick’s Day. The conditioning melt and pour soap base is used to make lovely layered green soap perfect for anyone looking for shamrock decorating ideas. Further, this scented soap includes “the luck of the clover” aroma, which is the refreshing aroma of our 4 Leaf Clover Fragrance Oil. This clean clover scented oil has supporting notes of fresh greenery, fresh cut wisteria, and the earthy green scents. These lovely fragrance oil notes are perfect for scenting this lovely clover mp soap recipe that you will enjoy for St. Patrick’s Day!

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day: Pot o Gold Candle RecipeCrafts for St. Patrick’s Day: Pot o Gold Candle Recipe

Another great idea for someone looking for homemade decorations for St Patrick’s Day is our Pot o Gold Candle Recipe. This lovely candle recipe uses candle making supplies that are perfect for creating a fun scented wax design. First, the cosmetic beeswax is used to show a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Then, the rest of the cosmetic wax is colored a beautiful light blue and is used to fill in the sky behind the rainbow. Further, this scented candle making recipe uses the aroma of our Green Clover and Aloe Fragrance Oil. This fresh unisex aroma blends the aroma of wild summer herbs, fruity floral notes, and the scent of sweet musk. Not only will you love the aroma of this scented candle, but this scented candle is perfect for decorating your home!

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day: Green Beer Candle RecipeCrafts for St. Patrick’s Day: Green Beer Candle Recipe

There are many people that would enjoy a tall glass of cold beer on St. Patrick’s Day. So, the fantastic Green Beer Candle Recipe is a perfect candle making recipe that you will enjoy this candle recipe along with diy crafts for St Patrick’s Day. The gel wax is a perfect candle wax for creating a lovely beverage appearance. Then, the soy wax used to create a whipped, foamy top to the green beer. So, these candle making ingredients are absolutely perfect for creating an authentic beer candle. Not only would this candle recipe be perfect for decorating, but this homemade candle includes the lovely aroma of our Green Irish Fragrance Oil. This masculine scented oil is perfect for this homemade candle with a blend of spicy and sweet scents.

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day: Rainbow Candle RecipeCrafts for St. Patrick’s Day: Rainbow Candle Recipe

Follow the rainbow all the way to a scrumptiously scented candle recipe. The Rainbow Candle Recipe is a fun and simple room scent recipe that is perfect for St. Patrick’s DayThis scented candle recipe uses pillar of bliss wax and bright candle colorants to create a layered candle that is absolutely perfect. Plus, this candle making wax is scented with our Rainbow Fragrance Oil with a bright fruity scent rounded with floral scents and white musk. After you separate and color each of the six portions of your wholesale container wax, the layers can be scooped into the jar. So, you can enjoy all of the colors of the rainbow as well as the aroma of this wonderful candle!

Crafts for St. Patrick’s Day: St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Adults

If you are looking for even more fun crafts that you can enjoy on St Pattys Day, then you may want to check out 18 Fun St. Patrick’s Day Crafts Everyone in Your Family Will Love by Country Living Staff. This craft making article shares recipes for making cute homemade decorations for St Patrick’s day. You can use many of these fun craft recipes to create some lovely diy St Patrick’s Day decorations.

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day: Reach Out to UsCrafts for St. Patrick’s Day: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you enjoy your Saint Patrick’s Day! If you have any questions about making these lovely themed crafts, then feel free to reach out to us. You can find us on the phone, in the store, and online. You can find us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to find us on Instagram and Twitter. Not only is our social media a good place for questions, but this platform is perfect for connecting as well. You can share your own creations and experiences with us and other craft makers. So, we hope to hear from you soon and wish you good luck!

Dec
26

Crafts for Valentines Day


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Crafts for Valentines DayCrafts for Valentines Day

Creating a unique and homemade craft as a gift for Valentines Day is one great way to show someone that you love them. At Natures Garden we have wholesale supplies and free crafts recipes that you can use to create some special gifts. Whether you want to create a room scent recipe or a cosmetic recipe, we have some great gift ideas that you can use to create a perfect present. So, check out these crafts for Valentines day to find the perfect gift idea for your Valentine!

Crafts for Valentines Day: Valentines Day Candle RecipeCrafts for Valentines Day: Valentines Day Candle Recipe

One lovely scented craft that you can create for this holiday is our Valentines Day Candle Recipe. Of course, this scented candle recipe looks cute and is perfect for this lovely holiday. Not only is this candle covered in tiny hearts, but this recipe uses the scrumptious aroma of our Chocolate Covered Cherries Fragrance Oil. So, you can enjoy the appearance along with the aroma of sweet maraschino cherries smothered in milk chocolate. Altogether, this homemade candle recipe would be a perfect Valentine’s Day gift.

Crafts for Valentines Day: Chocolate Foaming Body Frosting RecipeCrafts for Valentines Day: Chocolate Foaming Body Frosting Recipe

Another great homemade craft that you can create for Valentines Day is the Chocolate Foaming Body Frosting Recipe. First, this skin nourishing bath and body recipe can be used to cleanse and condition your skin. Further, this bath recipe will provide you with a scrumptious aroma of chocolate due to cocoa powder and the Creamy Chocolate Cupcake Fragrance Oil. So, you can use this cosmetic recipe to create a scrumptious gift that will pamper you from head to toe.

Crafts for Valentines Day: Solid Sugar Scrub RecipeCrafts for Valentines Day: Solid Sugar Scrub Recipe

Also, you can use our cute Solid Sugar Scrub Recipe to create a great recipe for Valentines Day. These cute little sugar scrub hearts are perfect for decorating your home or giving as a gift. Not only is this soap scrub recipe adorable, but this bath and body recipe is wonderful for cleansing. First, the sugar will exfoliate the dead skin and grime from your body. Plus, this sugar scrub recipe will clean your skin as the recipe includes melt and pour soap.

Crafts for Valentines Day: Scented Valentine Glitter Shoes RecipeCrafts for Valentines Day: Scented Valentine Glitter Shoes Recipe

The Scented Valentine Glitter Shoes Recipe is a fun, unique idea for Valentines Day. These gorgeous high heeled shoes would be perfect for decorating for Valentine’s Day. Of course, these cute shoes could be used as a fun Valentine’s Day present! Not only are these shoes covered in the shimmer and shine of red glitter, but this homemade recipe is scented as well. This fun scented recipe combines glitter, cute shoes, and the spicy Red Hot Cinnamon Fragrance Oil. So, you can enjoy this fun craft to enjoy a spicy hot cinnamon scent and a pair of glamorous shoes.

Crafts for Valentines Day: Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm RecipeCrafts for Valentines Day: Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe

I don’t know about you, but my Valentine’s Day just isn’t right without having a few chocolate covered strawberries. So, the Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe would make perfect sense to create for the holiday of love. This scrumptious lip balm recipe uses both real dark chocolate and the delicious Strawberry Sorbet Flavoring Oil to create this irresistible lip care recipe.  These two absolutely scrumptious flavors are layered in one cosmetic recipe to create a lip balm that is both cute and delicious!

Crafts for Valentines Day: Valentine's Day Bouquet RecipeCrafts for Valentines Day: Valentine’s Day Bouquet Recipe

Of course, our Valentine’s Day Bouquet Recipe could be created to celebrate during this holiday of love.  This unique scented recipe uses both air freshening products and mp soap to create a diverse bouquet that is perfect for Valentine’s Day. This craft recipe combines scented roses, aroma bead ornaments, and scented soap to create a gorgeous bouquet that you can give as a scrumptiously scented gift and decorate for Valentine’s Day. Plus, this recipe will provide you with real melt and pour soap that you can use!

Crafts for Valentines Day: Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcake Soap RecipeCrafts for Valentines Day: Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcake Soap Recipe

Many women adore the chocolate and Valentines Day is a perfect Day to have it! So, you can use our delicious Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcake Soap Recipe. These adorable soap cupcakes are a fantastic bath and body product that you can give your loved one. First, these scented soaps look cute and have an aroma of a true Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcake Fragrance Oil. Plus, these homemade soaps include yogurt melt and pour soap, which will cleanse and nourish your skin.

Crafts for Valentines Day: Valentine's Day Scented Rocks RecipeCrafts for Valentines Day: Valentine’s Day Scented Rocks Recipe

Also, you can make your very own Valentine’s Day Scented Rocks Recipe. Not only will this recipe provide you with a decoration, but these fake rocks have a lovely aroma. These scented rocks include the aroma of Sinfully Hot Fragrance Oil, which had a strong blend of cinnamon, warm wood, and sweet amber. So, you can fill a pretty container with these lovely rocks and create a centerpiece that smells delightful!

Crafts for Valentines Day: Cherry Chocolate Soap RecipeCrafts for Valentines Day: Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe

The delicious Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe is another fantastic bath and body recipe that is perfect for Valentines Day. This scrumptious recipe is perfect for making soaps that look like desserts! Not only does this melt and pour soap recipe look adorable, but the soap smells great too. Our soap recipe uses a blend of the scrumptious Cherry Fragrance Oil with the true aroma of the cocoa powder wholesale herb. Plus, this craft recipe is cleansing due to the mp soap. So, this soap recipe would be another great gift idea for this upcoming holiday.

Crafts for Valentines Day: Metallic Kiss Soap RecipeCrafts for Valentines Day: Metallic Kiss Soap Recipe

Another cute Valentines gift diy is our Metallic Kiss Soap Recipe. Of course, this mp soap recipe uses the scrumptious aroma of our You Sexy Thing You Fragrance Oil, which has the aroma of an exotic, floral fantasy temptation. Plus, we provide you with color suggestions for several different gorgeous colors. Plus, these pretty lip soaps will use shimmery mica powder to add a pretty sparkle. This allows you to create full bars of adorable soap that is the perfect color and a scrumptious aroma. So, this year give your Valentine they can enjoy even when you’re gone with this cute soap recipe!

Crafts for Valentines Day: Valentines Day Cupcake Candle RecipeCrafts for Valentines Day: Valentines Day Cupcake Candle Recipe

Also, you can create the Valentines Day Cupcake Candle Recipe as a sweet gift for your Valentine. This sweet scented candle looks like a heart shaped cupcake. Plus, this cute Valentines Day candle uses the scrumptious scent of our Cinnamon Yum Yums Fragrance Oil. So, these homemade candles will have a scrumptious bakery aroma with notes of spice, sweet middle notes, and a base of vanilla blended with a rich nutty accord. So, this cute wax recipe is perfect as a Valentines gift idea that has a perfect aroma and appearance!

Crafts for Valentines Day: Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub RecipeCrafts for Valentines Day: Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe

The Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe is a scrumptious bath and body recipe that would be great for Valentines Day. First, this scented cosmetic recipe uses the cleansing whipped soap base and conditioning cosmetic ingredients. Plus, this recipe includes Epsom salt that can be used to both exfoliate and soak sore muscles. Furthermore, this scrumptious bath recipe includes the aroma of our delicious Better than Sex Cake Fragrance Oil. So, you will be sure to enjoy the aroma of scrumptious chocolate cake with the skincare properties of this recipe!

Crafts for Valentines Day: Mulberry Love Air Freshener RecipeCrafts for Valentines Day: Mulberry Love Air Freshener Recipe

If you want to give your loved one a cute Valentine gift that smells great, then the Mulberry Love Air Freshener Recipe is a good gift idea for you. Of course, this aroma bead ornament is a perfect Valentines shape, as it is a heart. This cute red heart is scented with the sweet aroma of our Mulberry Fragrance Oil. Further, you can even switch out this wholesale fragrance oil with your Valentine’s favorite scent. So, you can give your loved one a fantastic room scent recipe that will fill their home with a scrumptious aroma.

Crafts for Valentines Day: Sexy Edible Massage Bar RecipeCrafts for Valentines Day: Sexy Edible Massage Bar Recipe

If you are looking for a Valentines Day gift that is a bit more romantic, then you may want to check out the Sexy Edible Massage Bar Recipe. This homemade lotion bar is perfect for providing a massage that conditions the skin as well. Not only is this cosmetic recipe perfect for providing a fantastic massage, but the bar is flavored with dark chocolate and our Black Cherry BOOM Flavor Oil. So, this massage bar is a great Valentines Day gift that you both can enjoy!

Crafts for Valentines Day: Sensual Massage Oil RecipeCrafts for Valentines Day: Sensual Massage Oil Recipe

Another romantic idea that you can use for Valentines Day is our Sensual Massage Oil Recipe. This cosmetic recipe uses cosmetic oils and essential oils to create a fantastic massage oil. Plus, this bath and body recipe includes the lovely wholesale lavender flowers herb. This herb combined with the aroma of both lavender flowers essential oil and patchouli essential oil creates a recipe with a fantastic aroma.

Crafts for Valentines Day: Foaming Rose Petal Bath Bombs RecipeCrafts for Valentines Day: Foaming Rose Petal Bath Bombs Recipe

Our Foaming Rose Petal Bath Bombs Recipe is a wonder bath recipe that your Valentine will be sure to adore. First, this bath bomb recipe is a cute heart shape with a layer of real rose petals. Plus, this cosmetic recipe uses conditioning cosmetic oils and rose hips powder to care for the skin. Lastly, this lovely bath recipe uses the scrumptious aroma of our Moonlight Tuberose Fragrance Oil, which has the exquisite aroma of Tuberose essential oil. Altogether, this bath and body recipe has all the properties of a fantastic gift!

Crafts for Valentines Day: Chocolate Sugar Scrub RecipeCrafts for Valentines Day: Chocolate Sugar Scrub Recipe

Since chocolate is a staple of Valentines Day, our Chocolate Sugar Scrub Recipe would be a great idea for a gift this year. This simple and scrumptious body scrub will exfoliate your body with granulated sugar and moisturize with a wholesale cosmetic oil. Plus, this cosmetic recipe will leave a delicious aroma. Not only does this bath and body recipe use real cocoa powder, but this recipe includes Chocolate Fudge Fragrance Oil. So, this body scrub has all the properties of an irresistible bath recipe.

Crafts for Valentines Day: Kiss of Death Lip Venom RecipeCrafts for Valentines Day: Kiss of Death Lip Venom Recipe

Another possible valentines day gift is the Kiss of Death Lip Venom Recipe. This lip balm recipe is a fantastic recipe that is nourishing and tastes scrumptious. This homemade lip balm uses the conditioning lip balm base and our Kiss of Death FlavoringPlus, this simple lip care recipe includes mica dust powder, which adds a beautiful shimmer and shine to your lip care recipe. So, this scrumptious lip balm recipe is beautiful, moisturizes, and tastes like fruit punch. Of course, this homemade lip balm would be great to add to your Valentines Day gift ideas.

Crafts for Valentines Day: What Valentine’s Day is All About?

You may be surprised to discover that Valentines Day didn’t necessarily start out as a very romantic day. Instead, this day changed over time until it became the holiday of love that we recognized it as today. If you are interested in learning more about the origins of Valentines Day, then check out History’s article on the History of Valentine’s Day. This article talks about the potential pagan origins of this holiday as well as the transformation of this holiday into what we know of today!

Crafts for Valentines Day: Reach Out to UsCrafts for Valentines Day: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you have found a homemade craft idea that you can use to create a great gift. If you have any questions about our free recipes, then feel free to reach out to us. We are available on the phone on our HUG line, in the store, and on social media. You can find us on our Facebook page. Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to reach out to us on Twitter and on Instagram. We hope that you enjoy creating these lovely Valentines Day crafts and have a happy Valentines Day!

Dec
17

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners


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15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners

We at Natures Garden have 15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners. These various soap making classes are perfect for beginning soap makers. These soap classes will help beginners gain knowledge about different types of soap making and learn how to make homemade soap. So, you will be able to learn everything that you need to know about soap making. Of course, these classes vary from important safety tips to specific advice for making both cold process soap and melt and pour soap. This will provide you with all of the information that you will need to create gorgeous homemade soap!

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soap Making Safety15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soap Making Safety

Before you begin learning how to create homemade soap, you need to make sure that you know all about important soap safety. Learning about how to be safe during this process is especially important for making cold process soap. While you need to careful with lye when making cold process soap, there are some things that you can do to keep yourself safe when making melt and pour soap. So, any of our beginning soap makers should take a look at the Soap Making Safety class. So, you can use this class to make sure that they know how to stay safe as they learn how to make soap.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soap Making: Where Do I Start15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soap Making: Where Do I Start

If you have never made your own soap, then you will benefit from the information in our class called Soap Making: Where Do I Start. This soap making class will break down the four different types of soap making methods. First, our beginning soap makers will learn all about the cold process soap method. This will allow you to combine water, lye, and cosmetic oils to create a perfect soap with the best soap properties.

Also, you can learn about the benefits and process of melt and pour soap. If you enjoy the benefits of cold process soap, then you may be interested in making soap from scratch with a shorter cure time. So, you may enjoy learning about either hot process soap or oven process soap. This way new soap makers can learn how to make these different soap making methods. Whether you find out that you enjoy one type of soap or you want to create all types of soap, you can determine which particular methods that you would like to try to create!

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Melt and Pour Soap Information15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Melt and Pour Soap Information

If you are interested in creating melt and pour soap for the first time, then you may benefit from checking out our Melt and Pour Soap Information. First, the soap making class will share with you various cosmetic ingredients and additives that you can use to make a fantastic batch of melt and pour soap. Also, this class on soap making will explain the process of making a batch of melt and pour soap, which includes picking out the perfect mp soap base. Plus, this soap class shares additives like cosmetic oils and herbs that will improve the bar of soap. Further, this soap making class will share with you various tips and tricks for making sure that your finished soap turns out conditioning for the skin and beautiful!

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Easy Directions for Making Melt and Pour Soap15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Easy Directions for Making Melt and Pour Soap

One of the easiest ways to make homemade soap is to use a melt and pour soap base! This will allow you to create scented soap at home without formulating your own recipe. So, you can do all the fun parts of soaping, like adding scents, wonderful colorants, and using great soap molds. If you are curious about learning how to make fun melt and pour soap, then check out a class on our Easy Directions for Making Melt and Pour Soap! This soap making class will go over all of the advice for making soap with a great mp soap base.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Common Soap Making Questions15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Common Soap Making Questions

Anyone that wants to get into cold process soap making may find that there are some unfamiliar terms. This can be confusing for beginning craft makers. So, we have created a list of important soap terms that you may come across as a beginning soap maker. Whether you want to know what trace or rebatch means, you can find out ll about these terms and much more! If you have any questions about a confusing term, then check out our class on Common Soap Making Questions.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soap Making Terminology15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soap Making Terminology

As you begin to get more into soap making, you may find that some instructions and recipes have some unfamiliar terms. If you ever come across a new word that seems specific to soap making, then the class on Soap Making Terminology will be very useful. This soap making class defines all kinds of soap terms and abbreviations that are related to the process of making soap from scratch. So, this is a soap class that will be extremely useful for beginning soap makers.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Cold Process Soap Class 10115 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Cold Process Soap Class 101

There are all kinds of benefits for making soap from scratch. However, there are some things that you should know before you gather all your soap making supplies. Not only do you need to determine which cosmetic oils you want to use, but you will want to determine the proportions as well. Plus, you will want to figure out which fragrance oils would be best for making cp soap. If you are a bit overwhelmed with all of these options, we have a basic soap making recipe that is perfect for beginning soap makers in our Cold Process Soap Class 101. Not only will you find an easy to follow recipe, but this helpful guide will help you with all the other important choices for soaping. So, there are all kinds of great tips you can benefit from in this soap class!

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Fragrances Tested in CP Soap Results

Another important decision that you will need to make for creating your soaps is the fragrance oil. Not only do you need to pick your favorite scents, but you need to find a scent that works well in soap making. If you want to make sure that the fragrance you want to use is good for soaping, then check out our class on Fragrances Tested in CP Soap Results. This list of fragrances will provide you with details about how the scent will perform in your cp soap.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Making Your Own Soap Recipe15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Making Your Own Soap Recipe

This soap making class will help you calculate the amounts and types of conditioning oils for your own soap recipe. Of course, there is a nice website that you can use that will help you through the process of formulating your own soap recipe. So, you can choose your oils and cosmetic ingredients to create a bar of soap with all the best properties. Further, our soap making class will walk you through the various sections of the soap calculator. So, our class on Making Your Own Soap Recipe would be a great place for beginning soap makers to start learning how to formulate your own cp soap.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soap Making - Finding the Perfect Recipe15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soap Making – Finding the Perfect Recipe

All of the cosmetic ingredients that you will need for making homemade soaps will have different properties that you can benefit from. Plus, the different cosmetic oils will each have unique properties and different skin benefits. If you are interested in finding, then you may be interested in checking out our soap class on Soap Making- Finding the Perfect Recipe. With your new knowledge of the properties of each cosmetic oil, you can create a bar with all the soap properties you would want in a bar of soap.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soaping Oil Properties15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soaping Oil Properties

When you are creating your homemade soap recipes, it can be useful to know about the different properties that cosmetic oils can have for your soap recipes. In order to make a great soap recipe, you will want to combine cosmetic oils to create a nice balance between hardness, cleansing, conditioning, bubbly lather, and creamy. If you are interested in learning about the specific properties of soap making oils, then you may want to check out our class on Soaping Oil Properties.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Essential Oils Class15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Essential Oils Class

Not only can you use fragrance oils to scent your soap, but you can use essential oils as well! If you want to learn more about how to scent soap with essential oils, then check out our Essential Oils Class. Not only does this soap making class share which oils are body safe and other advice, but the class goes into the detail of how essential oils are created.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Exfoliant Class15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Exfoliant Class

There are all kinds of great soap making ingredients that you can use to make fantastic herbal soap bars. You can make fantastic soaps using cosmetic herbs. These great soap additives will add beneficial properties to your scented soap recipe. There are all kinds of reasons why you would add herbs to your cosmetic recipes. Some of our cosmetic herbs can be used to exfoliate the dead skin from your body. In our Exfoliant Class, we will share with you all kinds of cosmetic ingredients that can be used to create an exfoliating batch of soap. So, you will have a soap recipe that will exfoliate dead skin cells and grime as you clean your skin.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soap Coloring Class15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soap Coloring Class

Another fun soap making ingredient that you can use to make gorgeous soap is cosmetic colorants. First, you can use natural colorants to add some color to your soap bars. In fact, there are some cosmetic herbs that are pigmented and will provide your soap with beautiful hues. Also, you can use soap making colorants to create some bold colored soap. Further, you can use some of our mica dust powder to create a glittery, beautiful bar of soap. If you are curious about what you can use to create colorful soaps, then take a look at your options in our class on Soap Coloring Class.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: The History of Soap Making15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: The History of Soap Making

Homemade soap has been made by human civilizations for thousands of years. Although the purpose of soap is always to clean the body, the ways people make their soap has changed throughout time. There were quite a few methods for soap making and they had to go through quite a bit of trial and error to refine the process over the years. If you are interested in learning more about the ways that soap has been made in the past, then check out our soap making class on The History of Soap Making.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Homemade Gift Ideas

One great reason for you to create homemade soap is to give as gifts to your loved ones. Of course, making homemade soap from scratch is a fantastic idea for creating gifts for the holidays. Not only do we at Natures Garden believe that scented soap is a fantastic gift idea, but the organized mom blog talks about how great a gift soap is in their DIY Gift Ideas: Why homemade soap is the perfect gift article.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Reach Out to Us15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Reach Out to Us

If you have any more questions about soap making, then you can feel free to reach out to us at Natures Garden! You can reach out to us in the store, on the phone, and online. An easy way to reach out to us online is through social media. You can find us on our Facebook page, Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to find us on Twitter and Instagram. So, we hope to hear from you soon and we wish you the best with your soap making!

Dec
04

Orange Peel Benefits


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Orange Peel BenefitsOrange Peel Benefits

There are many orange peel benefits that you can gain for your skin and entire body. Further, there are many ways to utilize these benefits to create all kinds of fantastic cosmetic products. First, you can create some delicious foods and herbal teas. These food recipes will allow you to provide your body with nutrients and a variety of beneficial properties. Also, you can use this cosmetic herb to create all kinds of homemade products. You can create nourishing cosmetic recipes as well as wickless candle wax recipes. Our Orange Peel Cut and Sifted and our Orange Peel Powder herbs available at Natures Garden are perfect for skin care recipes! Check out our beauty blog to find out many of the benefits that you can gain from this herb.

Orange Peel Benefits: Growing ConditionsOrange Peel Benefits: Growing Conditions

If you want to grow an orange tree, then you will want to learn a bit about how to care for them. First, you may want to consider getting a tree from a nursery rather than starting from scratch. If you start from a seed, it can take the tree up to 15 years to produce any fruit. Instead, gardeners will employ a grafting technique that will take from a grown tree, so you won’t have to wait as long for your fruit. Also, an orange tree needs full sun and prefers subtropical climates. In the US this tree thrives in zones 9-11, which you can find on the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map. Additionally, these plants enjoy soil that drains, but holds moisture. So, a deep and loamy soil with a pH around 6 or 7 would be best for your orange tree.

Once your tree has been planted, you will want to water thoroughly to prevent your tree from drying out. After a few weeks to about a month, you can begin to slowly decrease the amount of watering to once a week. Just make sure that you water very regularly in the spring to support your tree’s growth and avoid the possibility of the root ball drying out. Generally, it is thought that growing orange trees need about 1 to 1.5 inches of water per week. Additionally, you won’t need to prune your tree too much. Just rid yourself of any dead branches or any branches that are too close to the ground.

Orange Peel Benefits: Industrial Uses

There are many ways that you can use orange peels in your everyday life. First, orange peels are often used for cooking and adding flavor to your dishes. This is especially common for certain desserts. Also, you can use orange peels to create herbal teas that will help care for your body. Further, you can use orange peels in your cosmetic recipes to help nourish and care for your skin. So, there are many ways that you can enjoy this wonderful herb.

Orange Peel Benefits: Medicinal UsesOrange Peel Benefits: Medicinal Uses

Although many people will utilize orange zest in baking, the orange peel is often disregarded when eating the fruit raw. However, the orange’s peel may actually be the healthiest part of the fruit. In fact, the peel contains flavonoids, which can be used to help prevent certain chronic diseases. Also, this part of the orange is full of vitamins and other nutrients that your body will absolutely love. So, adding orange peels to your diet may be a fantastic way to increase your health. There are many ways that you can include this nutritious herb in your diet. Of course, you can add zest to your food recipes or create a delightful orange tea.

Orange Peel Benefits: Medicinal Benefits

This herb can be used to relieve digestive problems, like IBS, constipation, or bloating. Plus, the high fiber content of this cosmetic herb can be useful for aiding digestion. Not only will this help reduce constipation, but it can be useful for fighting acidity and heartburn. So, an orange peel tea can be useful for reducing issues with indigestion. Additionally, some people enjoy using this herb as a useful hangover cure, as this herb will help detox your body.

Additionally, there are many benefits that you can gain from the high vitamin C content. First, this vitamin is useful for boosting your immune system, which can be useful for avoiding a cold or the flu. Also, the antioxidants are beneficial for promoting respiratory health. So, this herb can be used to help your body deal with asthma, bronchitis, or even lung cancer. Further, some people have found that the flavonoids in orange peels can potentially be used to reduce your risk of cancer. This effect is due to the ability to inhibit the RLIP76 protein, which has been linked to both cancer and diabetes issues. So, the orange peel could be used to help reduce issues with diabetes.

Plus, the benefits of this herb can be used to benefit cardiovascular health. The orange peel can be used to reduce your chance of heart disease and inflammation. Further, you can use this herb to help lower levels of bad cholesterol.

Orange Peel Benefits: Bath and Body UsesOrange Peel Benefits: Bath and Body Uses

Not only can you use some orange zest to create delicious food, but you can use our cosmetic herb to create all kinds of beneficial cosmetic recipes. This cosmetic ingredient will ensure that your bath and body products completely nourish your skin. In fact, there are many benefits that you can enjoy with this wonderful cosmetic herb. Whether you want to create melt & pour soap recipes, homemade scent recipes, or any other homemade recipes, you will enjoy the benefits of this cosmetic herb.

Orange Peel Benefits: Bath and Body Benefits

This cosmetic herb is jam packed with nourishing vitamin C, which is perfect for nourishing the skin. First, this lovely vitamin is perfect for skin care as it will help to prevent your skin from becoming dry and damaged. Also, you can use vitamin C to help promote faster healing, which is useful for issues like sunburn or minor scrapes and burns.

Due to all the beneficial properties, this cosmetic herb would be perfect for creating face cosmetics. This cosmetic herb can be used to help cleanse pores and leave your face looking bright and clean. Plus, a citrus peel facial can help remove dead skin cells and excess oils. Further, this vitamin can be useful for helping to even your skin tone. This can be useful for reducing signs of aging, like dark circles under the eyes. Plus, this vitamin is useful for reducing other signs of aging, like fine lines and wrinkles. Also, you could use the skin loving properties of this herb to benefit your orange lip balm or other orange scented bath and body recipes.

Additionally, you can use this cosmetic herb to help improve oral health. First, orange peels can be useful for freshening your breath and providing an uplifting citrus aroma. Plus, you can use this herb to help whiten your teeth. While you may worry about this herb if you have sensitive teeth, but this wholesale herb can be used to help prevent sensitive teeth. So, this herb is sure to be fantastic for your mouth health.

Orange Peel Benefits: Natures Garden RecipesOrange Peel Benefits: Natures Garden Recipes

We used our whole orange peel herb to create both the Pistachio Melt and Pour Soap Recipe and the Rustic Wax Melts Recipe. Both herbs perfectly add to the gorgeous design. You can use this cosmetic herb to add a garnish to the top of a dessert shaped soap. Plus, this cosmetic herb will nourish your skin, too. Also, you can use this herb to add to the scent of a wax melt recipe. Not only can you use the whole herb in your recipes, but you can use the orange peel powder to create the Citrus Peel Salt Scrub Recipe. The orange peel in this salt scrub will help nourish and brighten the skin. If you are interested in even more orange peel recipes, then you can check out the recipe tab on the Orange Peel Powder page on the Natures Garden site.

Orange Peel Benefits: Food and BeveragesOrange Peel Benefits: Food and Beverages

You can use freshly cut orange peels to create all kinds of delicious food recipes. Often, orange peel is used as a zest in all kinds of citrus food recipes. Whether you want to make a scrumptious dinner recipe or a sweet, orange dessert, orange zest is a perfect way to spice up the flavor. If you want to check out a yummy dinner idea that uses orange peels, then you can try out this Healthy Orange Peel Chicken from Lively Table. Also, you can create some yummy desert recipes with 20 Outstanding Orange Desserts from Better Homes & Gardens. You are sure to find something yummy that you will enjoy!

Orange Peel Benefits: Other UsesOrange Peel Benefits: Other Uses

Furthermore, you can use orange peels to help any of your weight loss efforts. The peel of your orange is full of fiber, which can help keep you feeling full and promote good digestion. Additionally, this herb is low in calories, which will help you will feel more full without all the extra calories. So, creating an orange peel tea can help you stay true to your diet. Further, the vitamin C in these peels have been found to be useful for promoting fat burn, which is fantastic for helping with your dieting efforts.

Another great use for orange peel is to create a bug repellent. These peels can be used to ward yourself from both moths and mosquitoes. So, you can use the peels around the house to repel any moths that try to sneak inside. Also, you can use mosquitoes to keep them away from you when you venture outdoors. So, this versatile herb can be used to solve all kinds of problems.

Orange Peel Benefits: Adding Some Nutrients to Your Garden

If you have any extra orange peels, then you may want to try out composting. Adding this to your compost can help nourish your garden and make the dirt more nutritious for your plants. Not only will these peels help your compost, but it may be able to help keep scavengers away. Further, it is thought that friendly bugs won’t be bothered by the peels. You can check out Garden Guides’ article on How to Compost Orange Peel to learn how to use this peel to create a compost.

Orange Peel Benefits: Ask Us Your QuestionsOrange Peel Benefits: Ask Us Your Questions

We hope that you have enjoyed learning a bit more about all the benefits that you can have from the orange peels. If you have any other questions about how you can use our cosmetic herb, then feel free to reach out to us! You can ask your questions in the store, on the phone, and even online. If you want to reach out to us online, then you may want to try our social media. We have a Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use our handle @ngscents to find us on both Twitter and Instagram. Also, our social media pages are great places to share your crafting ideas or other homemade creations with us and one another! Have fun crafting your various recipes and we hope to hear from you soon!

Orange Peel Benefits: Reminder About Our Herbs

Note: We at Natures Garden sell both our Orange Peel Powder and Orange Peel Cut and Sifted herbs for external use only. We do not sell these herbs as food items. The information that we provide on our herbs is for educational purposes only. We do not intend for this information to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. The information we provide has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Make sure that you keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets. Also, pregnant and/or lactating women should take special care when handling any of our herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products that you make with our herbs. Further, all testing of these herbal recipes is the responsibility of the customer.

Nov
05

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts


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Our Favorite Christmas CraftsOur Favorite Christmas Crafts

Christmas time is really a hectic time of year. Decorating, card writing, the kids’ Christmas programs and shopping, it’s amazing that it is the happiest time of year! Plus, most of us like to get crafty this time of year. Nothing says love like creating something special with a specific person in mind or a whole bunch of people in mind! If you need some Christmas gift inspiration, then check out some of our favorite Christmas crafts! These crafts are easy to make, yet give the impression that you spent a lot of time creating them. So if you are a busy elf during the crazy holiday season, then give these recipes a try. You will not only impress the people on your gift list, but you will impress yourself as well!

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: How To Have a Stress Free ChristmasOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: How To Have a Stress Free Christmas

Most of us in today’s world, have the idea that Christmas has to be picture perfect. We watch the movies on the Hallmark Channel and expect our Christmas to be just like on TV.

However, we don’t live our lives scripted. It’s always important to remember that the Christmas tree doesn’t have to look like Martha Stewart decorated it. Our Christmas cookies do not need to look like they came straight out of Bon Appetit magazine. Christmas is a beautiful time to simply spend with loved ones. Those will be the memories that your children can cherish and remember when they grow older. It’s not about how perfect the ornaments were hung on the tree. It’s about the memory you have of each ornament that you hang on those branches. It isn’t about how perfectly edged the icing was on the cookies. It’s about how awesome those cookies tasted no matter how much icing Junior glopped onto the snowman shaped cookie.

Enjoy your holidays! Take some shortcuts when it comes to having friends or family over. It’s okay to have something that’s not made from scratch! Homemade gifts don’t have to say you don’t have the funds to buy elaborate gifts. If you create things for certain people in mind, then you have given something to somebody that says, “I took my time and love to make you something I knew you would enjoy.” That type of Christmas is perfect in every way. Follow this link to read up on how to have a stress free Christmas before you start running in a million directions!

 

 

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Candy Cane Candle RecipeOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Candy Cane Candle Recipe

Our first recipe is our Candy Cane Candle Recipe. This is truly a fun candle to have on your tabletop during the Christmas season. This is a simple candle to create. We used our awesome Joy Wax. Joy Wax is a soy/paraffin blend candle wax that is easy to work with, even if you’ve never made candles before. Our Joy Wax has a wonderful hot and cold throw. It has a nice creamy finish and sets up beautifully in your containers. The candy cane candle is layered in pink, red and white with a fluffy, whipped wax topping! Yes, you can create fluffy whipped toppings with this wax. To complete the “candy” theme of the candle, we placed two swirled candy embeds made from our Pillar of Bliss. Pillar of Bliss is also a soy/paraffin blend candle wax that is perfect for creating embeds or wax melts. It hardens up nicely to allow for easy release from molds.

We have scented the candle in our Candy Cane fragrance oil. This scented oil is a yummy blend of peppermint, spearmint, eucalyptus, strawberries and vanilla. This fragrance is a must for any type of Christmas projects you have in mind!

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Candy Cane Facial MaskOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Candy Cane Facial Mask

This  Candy Cane  Facial Mask recipe makes eight 4 oz jars which is the perfect amount to give to your girlfriends or to make for a Christmas party to hand out as party favors. This face mask has some wonderful skin therapy ingredients such as Kaolin Clay, Rose Clay, Beet Root and Hibiscus Flower Powder. We also used some Peppermint Essential Oil and Vanilla Powder for fragrance. It is a yummy smelling combination! Your skin will be glowing and refreshed after just one use! While we did layer it to have the look of a candy cane, the powders and clays will combine once you start using it, however, it will still smell divine. Just like a stick of peppermint candy!

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Bath CookieOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Bath Cookie

You just have to have cookies at Christmas time! It’s a necessary thing. So how about some cookies at bath time? Our Christmas Bath Cookies look and smell yummy enough to eat, and are perfect to entice little ones to take a bath! These bath cookies are very similar to bath bombs. The fizz and bubble and will leave your skin feeling soft and smelling good! We have used cocoa butter, mango butter, kaolin clay powder, and baking soda to name just a few of the ingredients. Your skin is going to feel amazing after your bath! We chose our Christmas Cookies fragrance oil that smells exactly like a freshly baked, buttery Christmas Cookie! Of course, cookies need frosting, right? Our “frosting” is our whipped soap that we used some of our FUN Soap colorant. With some Christmas colored sprinkles to top it off, your bath cookies are complete!

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Coffee Wax Melts RecipeOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Coffee Wax Melts Recipe

Here we have our Christmas Coffee Wax Melts. This recipe will make 24 wax melts using our mini muffin silicone mold. This recipe is perfect in that they are quick and easy to make, plus the recipe makes plenty to share between friends and family! How cute would these look gifted in a sweet little Christmas bag and tied with a pretty bow? We used our Pillar of Bliss Wax and layered it to look similar to a french vanilla coffee with a coffee brown base and a creamy white top. In fact, the base is scented in our French Vanilla Coffee which is the aroma of coffee, cream and vanilla, while the top part is scented in our Snickerdoodle Cookies Fragrance Oil. When these wax melts melt and blend together, your house will smell like a warm, inviting coffee house. Top the melts with a few whole coffee beans and they are ready to go!

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Confetti Soap RecipeOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe

If you’re looking to make some soap this Christmas, our Christmas Confetti Soap recipe is perfect! Quick and easy to make, we have used melt and pour soap base in Goat’s Milk and Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base. Simply melt down your soap, color, scent and layer. For the confetti part, we used some melt and pour with added vegetable glycerin. This helps make the soap more pliable allowing you to easily cut the colored part of the soap into little squares to resemble the confetti. For the pretty whipped topping, we used our Whipped Soap base and sprinkled some more confetti soaps on top. Our fragrance of choice is our Fruitcake Fragrance Oil. This scent smells of candied fruit, cake, sugar and vanilla! Mmmmm! This recipe makes one 4 pound loaf and then can be sliced up and wrapped for gift giving!

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Tree Bath Bomb RecipeOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Tree Bath Bomb Recipe

I can never say it enough! You can’t have too many bath bomb recipe ideas in your recipe box. Plus, they really are a fun gift for the kids. If you know some kids that don’t enjoy bath time, whip some Christmas Tree Bath Bombs. The kids could help make them as well.  Also, these bath bomb ingredients aren’t harsh and are perfectly safe for young skin.  These bath bombs are made into Christmas tree shapes with pretty colored Christmas “balls” decorating the branches. Also, these bath bomb ingredients are gentle enough to use on kids’ soft skin. We chose our skin safe Kringleberry fragrance oil. A very-merry-festive fragrance oil by Natures Garden with the aroma of fruity cranberries and red currants,and juicy apples. You will also smell base notes of fresh cut evergreens, and sprigs of bright, cheery holly berry.

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Wreath Fire Starter RecipeOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Wreath Fire Starter Recipe

I know one of my favorite things to have is a fire in my fireplace. Not just at Christmas time, but all winter long! Getting a fire started can be intimidating. Most people will use a fire starter log, but they can get expensive if you have a lot of fires during the winter season. Create some of our Christmas Wreath Fire Starters and you will be happy you did. This recipe will make 11 cupcake size fire starters and the best thing about these? They are scented! Fire starter logs won’t give you that! We made these starters using Pillar of Bliss and our Christmas Wreath Type fragrance oil. A perfect blend of fresh cut boughs of pine, balsam, holly berry and earthy pinecones along with notes of orange and cinnamon. We also included some cut and sifted Nettle Leaf and whole Juniper Berries to enhance the Christmas Wreath fragrance oil.

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Pinecone Fire Starter RecipeOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Pinecone Fire Starter Recipe

Here’s another lovely fire starter recipe that uses pine cones. These Pinecone Fire Starters will also make a pretty, scented and rustic display when placed in a basket next to your fireplace! Simple to make, this recipe will give you 20 large pine cone fire starters. To create these, you will simply dip your pine cones into melted and scented was, allow to dry overnight and they are ready to go! We chose our Pleasingly Pumpkin fragrance oil to scent these fire starters. Pleasingly Pumpkin is a sweet, creamy combination of pumpkin puree with warm notes of butter and sweet vanilla cream. It’s really a warm, yummy scent without being overpowering!

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Holly Berry Bath Bomb RecipeOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Holly Berry Bath Bomb Recipe

How cute are these Holly Berry Bath Bombs? Fun and festive, these would look pretty stored in a large, clear candy jar for all to admire during the holiday season. If you are familiar with bath bomb ingredients and the process of making bath bombs, then you know how easy it will be to make these. Add some cute little Holly Berry shaped sprinkles to make these stand out! Bath bombs are a perfect way to relax and unwind after a busy day of shopping and wrapping gifts. We scented these with our festive Holly Berry Fragrance oil. this wonderful fragrance is a well-balanced blend of bayberry, pine, cinnamon, clove, and lemon rinds. It’s a very nice scent for soap and body lotion as well.

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Gingerbread Latte CandleOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Gingerbread Latte Candle

Next, we have a fun candle to create for those that love their lattes! Our Gingerbread Latte Candle looks like a true coffee drink with its chocolate colored coffee base and frothy whipped topping. For the icing on the cake, we have a sweet little gingerbread “cookie” setting on top. As like all of our Christmas Crafts, this candle is super easy to make using our Joy wax for the “coffee” and “whipped topping”. The gingerbread embed was made using our Pillar of Bliss. We scented the whole thing in our Snickerdoodle Latte Fragrance Oil which smells of rich roasted Colombian coffee that is blended with spices and hints of toasted nut. A base of vanilla buttercream rounds the whole fragrance out!

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: More Craft Ideas

Well, that is all we have for today. We hope you enjoyed reading and learning about some of our favorite Christmas crafts here at Nature’s Garden. If you are interested in more Christmas Crafts, check out these 25 crafts from Crazy Little Projects.

Look us up on social media and show off what you made with Nature’s Garden products. Whether it’s one fragrance or 10 different ingredients, we love to see what you made! Share us a photo and description and we will share it with everybody! Find us on Facebook, Instagram (@ngscents) or Twitter (@ngscents). Nothing makes us happier than seeing our customers happy with Nature’s Garden fragrances, soap making supplies or candle making supplies. Have a question? Need an answer? Give us a call or email us and we will help you out!