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Jan
17

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe


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Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars RecipeBasil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe

Our next project is a bubble bar recipe.  Our basil sage mint bubble bars recipe uses Natures Garden’s Basil Sage Mint Fragrance Oil.  We also incorporated ground basil and peppermint powder.  This bubble bar consists of three layers and uses sodium cocoyl isethionate instead of SLS.  Sodium cocoyl isethionate, or SCI, is a gentle surfactant that comes from coconut.  It is the perfect ingredient to give you perfectly pampered skin.

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Basil Sage Mint Fragrance Oil

Before we begin, let’s talk about Basil Sage Mint Fragrance Oil.  If you haven’t smelled this one before, here is what it smells like.  Basil Sage Mint fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a garden fresh medley of basil leaves, clary sage and peppermint sprigs accented by hints of citrus zests, fresh spring flowers, and soft, soothing musk.  It is a wonderful and unique combination that smells AMAZING!

Top Notes:  orange, lemon, peppermint sprigs
Mid Notes:  lily of the valley, jasmine, basil leaves, clary sage
Base Notes:  woods, musk

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
Sodium Bicarbonate- Baking Soda
Cream of Tartar
Corn Starch
Basil Sage Mint Fragrance Oil
Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant
Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant
Vegetable Glycerin
Peppermint Leaf Powder
Basil Leaf Ground
Safety Gloves
Safety Mask
Natures Garden Apron
Safety Glasses

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Other Equipment and Supplies You Will Need

Mixing Bowls (4)
Mixing Spoon
Parchment Paper or Silicone Baking Mat
Scale
Knife
Rolling Pin

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts and Weights

First, let’s talk about the amounts of each item we will be using.  We should note that while we give you both the weight and volume measurements, we highly recommend using a scale.  By using a scale the measurements will be more precise amounts.

410 grams (2 cups) Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
460 grams (2 cups) Sodium Bicarbonate- Baking Soda
224 grams (2/3 cup) Cream of Tartar
72 grams (2/3 cup) Corn Starch
200 grams (2/3 cup) Vegetable Glycerin
24 grams (2 TBSP) Meadowfoam Seed Oil
14 grams Basil Sage Mint Fragrance Oil
4 grams FUN Soap Colorant Neon Green
10 grams FUN Soap Colorant Kelly Green
10 drops FUN Soap Colorant Lime Green

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Prior to Starting

Prior to starting, you want to prepare your work area and supplies.  So, clean your work area.  Also, get out all of your supplies and ingredients listed above.

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe:  Prepare Your Dry Ingredients

First, we will weigh out our dry ingredients. You will need a deep mixing bowl.  Then, to this bowl, add 460 grams of baking soda, 410 grams sodium cocoyl isethionate, 72 grams of corn starch, and 224 grams cream of tartar.  Now, with gloved hands, mix the dry ingredients together completely.  While you are mixing, break up any clumps you find in the mixture.

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Prepare Your Wet IngredientsBasil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Prepare Your Wet Ingredients

Next, in a separate bowl, weigh out your wet ingredients.  In your clean mixing bowl weigh out 200 grams of vegetable glycerin.  Then, add 24 grams of your meadowfoam seed oil and 14 grams of Natures Garden’s Basil Sage Mint Fragrance Oil.

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Mix Everything TogetherBasil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Mix Everything Together

At this stage, we will mix our dry ingredients and wet ingredients together.  It is easiest to add your wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.  So, go ahead and add your wet ingredients to your dry ingredients.  Then, once again, use your hands to mix the ingredients together.  Continue to mix until everything is thoroughly combined.

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Separate Your Bubble Bar DoughBasil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Separate Your Bubble Bar Dough

Now, we will separate your dough.  For this bubble bar recipe, we will create three colors.  We will have a total of three layers, each a different color.  So, you will need two additional bowls.  In each of the two bowls, add 468 grams of the bubble bar dough.  Leave the remaining dough in the original bowl.

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Prepare your Mint Green LayerBasil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Prepare your Mint Green Layer

First, you will prepare you mint green layer.  This layer will also include ground basil.  So, to your first bowl, add 2 grams of your ground basil and 4 grams of your neon green FUN Soap Colorant from Natures Garden.  Then, with clean gloves, mix the ingredients until your colorant and basil are fully mixed.

Once you have mixed all of the ingredients together, you want to roll the dough into a ball.  You can then put it back in your mixing bowl and set the bowl aside.  Later, you will be rolling the ball out flat, just like you would cookie dough.  So, you want to make sure it is the proper consistency.  If your dough is too crumbly, you can a little more vegetable glycerin.  However, when doing this be careful not to add too much.  If you add too much, your dough will not be the proper consistency and may not setup properly.

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Prepare Your Sage Green LayerBasil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Prepare Your Sage Green Layer

Next, you will prepare your sage green layer.  You will need your second mixing bowl.  To your second bowl, add 10 grams of the Kelly green FUN Soap colorant and 10 drops of the lime green FUN Soap Colorant from Natures Garden.  In addition, you will need to add 2 grams of peppermint powder.  Once you have added all of these ingredients, you are ready to mix.  Again, with clean gloves on your hands, mix until everything is fully incorporated.


Again, roll this color into a ball.  We will also be rolling this dough out.  So, if needed you can add a tiny bit more vegetable glycerin.  Finally, place your ball of dough into the second bowl.  Set this bowl aside as well.  We will come back to this bubble bar dough in a later step.

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Prepare Your White Layer

Next, you will need to prepare your white layer.  This white layer will be the third and final layer in our bubble bar recipe.  So, you will need the third remaining bowl of soap dough.  This bowl of dough will remain uncolored.  So, you simply need to roll it into a ball.  Finally, set this dough aside, we will come back to it.

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Prepare to Roll Out Your Bubble Bar Dough

Now, before you move on, you will need to prepare to roll your bubble bar dough.  So, first, wipe down your work area.  If you are anything like me, you have little pieces of each color of your bubble bar dough in your work area.  Go ahead and clean this up at this time.  Then, lay down a piece of parchment paper that is about 12-15 inches in length.  That will give you a plenty of room to work.  Alternatively, you can use a silicone baking mat.  I chose to use a baking mat, and I placed it on a 9″ x 13″ pan so that I can easily move it if I need too.

Finally, sprinkle a little bit of baking soda on your parchment paper or mat.  This will prevent your dough from sticking to the parchment paper, and make it much easier to roll the dough.  Also, do the same with your roll pin.  I actually used my 16 ounce bottle of vegetable glycerin from Natures Garden to roll my dough out.  So, if you don’t have a rolling pin, this is totally an option.

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Roll Out Your Bubble Bar Dough

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: The Mint Green Layer

Next, it is time to roll out your bubble bar dough.  We will begin with the mint green dough.  So, place the ball of mint green dough in the middle of your parchment paper or baking mat.  Then, use your hands to flatten it out a bit.

Then, use your rolling pin to roll out the dough just like you would with cookie dough.  You want to the dough to be about 1/4 inch thick and in a rectangular shape.  While the shape doesn’t have to be perfect, you want it to be as close to a rectangle as you can get it.

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: The Sage Green Layer

Now, let’s roll out the sage green layer.  This layer will be rolled out right on top of the previous layer.  So, place the sage colored dough on top of the mint green layer you rolled out.  You want to make sure you place it right in the center of the previous layer.  Gently, flatten the dough.

Then, carefully, roll the sage green dough out.  You want to continue to roll until the edges of the sage colored bubble bar dough matches the edges of the mint green dough.  Once again, make sure the dough maintains that rectangular shape.

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: The White Layer

Finally, we will roll out the last white layer of bubble bar dough.  So, place the white layer right on top of the sage green layer.  Again, make sure you place it in the center of the rolled out bubble bar dough.  Then, flatten the white dough slightly and begin rolling it out.  Once the white dough matches the size of the green dough, you are finished rolling out your dough.  Just make sure you continue to maintain that rectangular shape.  If needed, gently reshape it a bit.  Like I said before, it doesn’t have to be perfect, just as close as you can get it.

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Roll the Bubble Bar Dough Into a Loaf

Finally, you will roll your bubble bar dough into a loaf.  So, position your dough in front of you vertically.  Then, lift up gently on the edge of your mat or parchment paper that is closest to your body.  Slowly and carefully roll the bubble bar dough into a loaf.  You will basically be rolling the dough in the same manner that you would a pumpkin roll.

Continue to roll the dough until it is completely rolled.  You may find little pieces of your dough stuck to your mat.  This happens, but I found when I first began making bubble bars this happened quite often and I often had large amounts left behind when I rolled my loaf.  However, the more I practiced creating them, the easier it became.  So, keep practicing!  After you have completely rolled your dough, if you find you have holes that need filled, you can use some of the dough that was left behind on the mat to patch the holes.  Just be sure that you smooth them out.

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Finishing Your Bubble Bars

Well, we are almost done.  Now, you simply slice your bubble bars, in the same manner, you would a loaf of bread.  You want to cut it in about 1-2 inch slices. Once you have sliced them, they simply need to dry out.  And place them a couple inches apart so they can dry thoroughly.  Ours dried in about 48-72 hours.  However, I should add that climate definitely comes into play here.  It may take longer for you, however, you will know they are dry when they are hard to the touch.

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe: Using Your Bubble Bars

Finally, you can start using your bubble bars!  A bubble bar simply needs to be crumbled under your warm running bath water.  So, just crumble one slice under your bath water.  It will fill your tub with bubbles!  So sit back, relax, and unwind!

We hope that you have enjoyed creating your bubbles with us!  Are you looking for even more projects to create?  For even more fragrance fun, check out all of our free recipes and classes.  Don’t forget to show us what you have created!  Post your pics on our social media pages.  You can always find us on Facebook.  Also, make sure you follow us on Instagram and Twitter @ngscents!

 

Oct
01

Waterlily Fresh Mint Fragrance Oil


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Waterlily Fresh Mint Fragrance OilWaterlily Fresh Mint Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Waterlily Fresh Mint Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a sparkling feminine fragrance with a unique blend of citrus notes, florals, and green base notes.  This refreshing aroma works well in soaps and room scents, but stands out when used as a perfume or body spray!  It has received a perfect 5-star rating from our customers, who rave about its versatility and extremely enticing aroma.  Try Waterlily Fresh Mint Fragrance Oil for a feminine, refreshing boost to your product line!

What Does Waterlily Fresh Mint Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Waterlily Fresh Mint Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a delicate floral fragrance with green nuances and hints of fresh mint.  It is a unique feminine scent that is crisp and refreshing!

Top:  Bergamot, Orange, Lemon, Lime
MidWaterlily, Muguet, Carnation, Lily of the Valley
Base:  Moss, Galbanum, Musk

How Do Our Customers Use Waterlily Fresh Mint Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

Waterlily Fresh Mint Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden creates delightful, inviting room scenting products!  Those creating homemade air fresheners can incorporate this fragrance oil up to 50% of in their projects.  You can use this feminine scent in incense and smelly jelly recipes.  This fragrance oil was also found to create strongly scented aroma beads.  Candles and wax tarts can be made using up to 10% fragrance with vegetable and paraffin wax.  It does nicely in Joy Wax, Wow Wax, and even Pillar of Bliss.  If you wish to color your candles, we recommend using 3 drops of teal liquid candle dye.  You can also shred a small amount of teal color blocks into your melted wax.  However, do not use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

How Do Our Customers Use Waterlily Fresh Mint Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

The first words that come to mind when describing a good, clean soap are usually “invigorating,” “refreshing,” and “uplifting.” Coincidentally, these same words come to mind when describing this fragrance!  We think that makes Waterlily Fresh Mint a perfect choice for bath and body products!  Bath bombs, gels, and oils perform nicely when the maximum recommendation of 5% fragrance oil is added.

Soapmakers can use 5% fragrance oil in hot process soap, melt and pour soap, or cold process soap recipes.  Our cold process soap testing results show that this fragrance oil causes slight acceleration, so soap at room temperature!  There was no ricing or separation.  Cured soap did not discolor and exhibited a strong scent retention.  If you wish to color your bath and body products, you may use teal liquid soap dye in the amount that satisfies you.  Remember not to use candle dye in any of your bath and body products as they are not body safe.

Waterlily Fresh Mint Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is an integral part of any clean, fresh scented product line!  Handmade perfumes perform well with this fragrance when a maximum of 5% fragrance oil is used.  Also, homemade lotions can be created using  this fragrance Oil.  We recommend lotion recipes use no more than 5% fragrance oil.  Homemade cleaning recipes can also be created using a maximum of 5%.

Waterlily Fresh Mint Fragrance Oil RecipeFinally, looking for a fun, unique way to get started using this fragrance?  Check out our Girly Girl Salve Recipe, which incorporates this fragrance!  Let us know how it turns out by taking a photo of your finished product on Instagram, and tagging us @ngscents!

Sep
29

Rosemary Mint Type Fragrance Oil


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Rosemary Mint Type Fragrance OilRosemary Mint Type Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Rosemary Mint Type Fragrance Oil is a wonderfully appealing fragrance for those who are in search of a fragrance enlightenment.  The distinct scent of fresh rosemary mingling with herbs and mints creates an awakening scent that is nothing short of relaxing.  Clear your mind and relieve your stress with this herbaceous, spa-like scent.  Inspiration comes easily when you’re using Rosemary Mint Type Fragrance Oil!

What Does Rosemary Mint Type Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Rosemary Mint Type Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is the fresh aroma of home grown garden rosemary mingling with cool peppermint and spearmint leaves.  This scent takes inspiration from a popular Rosemary Mint fragrance to create an uplifting scent you’re sure to love!

How Do Our Customers Use Rosemary Mint Type Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

A room scenting product incorporating this delightful scent will create an atmosphere of rest and relaxation! Potpourri, incense, and Smelly Jelly recipes can be made with a maximum recommended level of 50% fragrance oil.  This fragrance also performs nice and strong in aroma beads.

If you find yourself making homemade candles, you will be delighted to learn that this fragrance performs perfectly in Joy Wax and Wow Wax.  Rosemary Mint Type Fragrance Oil also does well in soy wax.  Candle crafters should note that the recommended maximum usage for this fragrance oil is 10% when used with vegetable wax or paraffin wax.  We suggest using 4 drops of green candle colorant and one drop of brown liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax when adding color.  Another option would be to shred a small amount of brown and green color blocks into your melted wax.  However, never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

How Do Our Customers Use Rosemary Mint Type Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Rosemary Mint Type Fragrance Oil can be used to create uplifting, refreshing bath and body products.  Soap makers can use up to 5% fragrance oil in cold process soap or melt and pour soap recipes.  Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results show soaps made with Natures Garden’s Rosemary Mint Type Fragrance Oil will have a perfect pour!  There is no ricing, no acceleration, no separation, and no discoloration.  Cured soap had a strong scent!  If you wish to color your soap, we recommend using green soap colorant in the amount of your liking.  Remember never to use candle dye in bath and body products as candle dyes are not body safe.

Rosemary Mint Type Fragrance Oil has an incredibly versatile scent that can be used in a wide variety of products.  Bath gels, bath oils, and bath bombs have been shown to perform well with 5% of fragrance added. With a maximum usage of up to 5%, this scent also performs perfectly in homemade perfumes.  Smooth lotions pair nicely with this scent, which can be used at a maximum of 5% fragrance oil.  Customers also create homemade cleaning products which can incorporate a maximum of 5% fragrance oil.

Rosemary Mint Type Fragrance Oil RecipeFinally, are you ready to get started with Rosemary Mint Type Fragrance Oil?  Check out our free recipe for a Natural Salve, which incorporates this scent!  Let us know how it comes out!

Jul
13

Lavender Mint WOW Fragrance Oil


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Lavender Mint WOW Fragrance OilLavender Mint WOW Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Lavender Mint WOW Fragrance Oil is a herbal scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is a perfect blend of lavender flowers and fresh minty scents of peppermint and spearmint that create a beautiful and earthy herbal blend. This wonderful lavender scent is perfect for a variety of homemade bath and body products the just need a touch of a refreshing and natural scent.

What Does Lavender Mint WOW Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a fabulously, well-balanced herbal blend of earthy lavender flowers and fresh peppermint and spearmint sprigs.

How Do Our Customers Use Lavender Mint WOW Fragrance Oil?

Our customers can use this herbal blend fragrance oil to create their own room scenting products. Potpourri and incense can be created using a maximum of 50% for this fragrance oil in their recipes. Also, any homemade cleaning products can be created with no more than 5% of this fragrance oil in the overall recipe. Additionally, the scent will remain nice and strong in aroma bead products. This lavender and mint fragrance oil can be used to create homemade candle products. Any candle creation that is going to be made with either vegetable waxes or paraffin wax can include up to 10% of this lavender fragrance oil. Joy wax and WOW wax will both perform perfectly for this fragrance oil. Also, this scent will remain nice and strong in candle products that are made from soy wax. If you want to add color to your candle or wax tart recipes, then we suggest using either three drops of purple liquid candle dye or a small amount of shredded purple color block per four pounds of wax. Remember to never use crayons as a substitute for coloring your candles as they will clog your wick.

Homemade bath and body products can be created using this floral and mint combination fragrance oil. Bath gels, bath oils, soaps, lotions, and many more bath and body products can be created using a maximum of 5% for this scent. Also, Lavender Mint WOW Fragrance Oil will perform perfectly in perfumes, as long as the fragrance oil concentration is no more than 5%. Moreover, this minty floral fragrance oil can be use to create soaps using a variety of methods. For instance, our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have revealed that this fragrance oil is absolutely amazing for this method of making soap. A batch containing this scent will have no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. The final product will have a fabulous scent with an outstandingly strong scent retention. Also, the bar of soap will not have any discoloration after the batch cures. If you want to color your bath and body products, then we suggest using purple soap colorant in an amount that you desire. Just remember to never use candle dye in any body products as they will stain.

We hope that you enjoy our Lavender Mint WOW Fragrance Oil and are able to create all sorts of lovely products that smell great as well!

Mar
25

Cucumber Mint Fragrance Oil


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Cucumber Mint Fragrance OilCucumber Mint Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Cucumber Mint Fragrance Oil is not only a scent that smells crisp and refreshing, but Natures Garden’s customers give this fragrance oil five stars!  Who could blame them.  This fragrance oil is the aroma of fresh cucumber straight out of the refrigerator.  Then, mix in a bit of spearmint and peppermint!  This fragrance oil is to die for!  It doesn’t matter if it is homemade soap, candles, lotions, or sugar scrubs, this fresh scent is sure to amaze you!

What does Cucumber Mint Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This extremely unique fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a blend of fresh cucumber and freshly-cut mint leaves, complimented with floral blossoms.  Natures Garden’s cucumber mint fragrance begins with top notes of garden-fresh cucumber, ripe banana, and juicy clementine; followed by middle notes of cyclamen blossoms, African violets, and Madonna lily;  sitting on base notes of palm fronds, spearmint leaves, and cool peppermint.

Top Notes: cucumber, banana, clementine
Mid Notes: cyclamen, Arican violets, Madonna lily
Base Notes: palm fonds, spearment, peppermint

How Do Our Customers Use Cucumber Mint Fragrance Oil?

Fabulous handmade bath and body products can be created using our cucumber mint fragrance oil. Bath gels, sugar scrubs, and bath oils have been found to perform very well with 5% of fragrance oil added. For all of our soap making friends, we recommend a maximum usage rate of 5% of our Cucumber Mint Fragrance Oil. Our cp soap results have shown a perfect pour. Perfect Pour, no ricing, no acceleration, fragrance does separate but reabsorbs, no discoloration, a very fresh scent.  Scent stayed nice and strong.  We suggest using green soap colorant to achieve the shade you are looking for. I suggest trying our Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant. Never use candle dye in any of your bath and body products.

You can also create room scenting projects to make your home smell wonderful. These types of products can use up to 50% of this fresh fragrance in incense, potpourri, or reed diffuser recipes. This amazing fragrance oil is also strong and true in homemade aroma beads. Those who make candles can use up to 10% of this fragrance with various candle waxes. This Cucumber Mint scent has been found to perform wonderfully in joy wax, wow wax, and is fabulous in soy wax. Also, our Cucumber Mint fragrance oil is compatible with gel wax. We suggest using 2 drops of green liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax or shred a small amount of a green color block into your melted wax. Never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

With a wide variety of products that can be created with this mint scent, the possibilities are endless. You can create your own homemade perfumes.  In fact, this fabulous aroma performs very well in homemade perfumes.  Our maximum recommended usage rate for this fresh scent  is 5%. You can also use this scent in your own homemade cleaning products with a maximum of 5% fragrance oil.