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Mar
17

Premature Aging Facial Mask Recipe


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Premature Aging Facial Mask RecipePremature Aging Facial Mask Recipe

We recently have created some new homemade facial mask recipes. We made each of these with a different purpose in mind for the skin. This one in particular that we will be talking about today is for skin that is aging prematurely. Aging happens to all types of skin, in any stage of life, and it could be experienced by both men and women. We at Natures Garden carry a plethora of herbs and powders such as rose hips powder and carrot powder. These herbs have been used in many of the recipes found on the Natures Garden website. Our herbs and powders are highly versatile in cosmetic products, and we wanted to show how they can be utilized in products like face masks, starting with this premature aging facial mask recipe!

Ingredients Found at Natures Garden:

Dead Sea Clay Powder
Rose Hips POWDER
Camu Camu Fruit POWDER
Noni Fruit POWDER
Carrot Powder
VITAMIN E OIL (Tocopherol T-50) Natural
Amyris ESSENTIAL OIL
VEGETABLE GLYCERIN
Disposable Pipettes
1 oz. Crystal Clear PET Bullet Bottles
White Ribbed Lids 20/410
4 oz. Clear PET JAR
White Straight Lid Smooth 58/400

Other Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need:

Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Scale

Total Recipe Amounts:

24 grams Rose Hips Powder
24 grams Camu Camu Fruit Powder
224 grams Dead Sea Clay Powder
24 grams Noni Fruit Powder
24 grams Carrot Powder
32 drops Amyris Essential Oil
24 drops Vitamin E Oil
48 grams Vegetable Glycerin

First, you should clean and sanitize your work area and all of your packaging materials. We also suggest that you wear gloves, protective clothing, and a hair net while preparing this recipe.

Why Facial Masks Are GreatWhy Facial Masks Are Great

Exfoliating, moisturizing, and taking care of your skin, in general, is very important and it should be a daily routine. In everyday life and through nearly any activity, your skin will attract all sorts of bacteria. This can, unfortunately, lead to clogged pores, impurities, acne, and toxins entering the skin. One thing that can help with these skin issues is using a facial mask. There are so many different kinds of face masks out there that cater to all types of skin. If you have skin that is on the dryer side, you might enjoy our Pumpkin Face Mask. If you want to remove blackheads, try using our homemade Activated Charcoal Facial Mask. Establishing a daily skincare routine can really improve the health of your skin. If you are washing your face every day and moisturizing the surfaces of your body, it will really help to heal your skin!

Background on the Recipe PowdersBackground on the Recipe Powders

Before we begin, you might like to know a little bit of background information on the five powders we will be using. We carry plenty of herbs and powders at Natures Garden which have many beneficial properties to them. Understanding the certain elements each can bring will help you decide which ones to use in your items. There are also some additional recipes on our website that use these powders.

Dead sea clay powder:Dead sea clay powder:

This comes in grey and green shades. This is a powder that is mined from ancient sea floors, including the Dead Sea. Additionally, this powder is also rich in many nutrients, including calcium, potassium, iron, and aluminum, which nourish the skin. Dead sea clay also exfoliates and removes dead skin cells and any toxins. This was also used in our recipe for mechanics soap.

Rose hips powder:Rose hips powder: 

These come from wild roses. They also contribute to anti aging, brightening and moisturizing the skin, and may help with acne issues. Rose hips have high levels of vitamins A, E, D, and C. Each of these qualities make it an ideal herbal powder to add to cosmetics. Check it out in our foaming rose petal bath bombs recipe!

Camu camu powder:Camu Camu powder:

Camu camu is another powder that contains many vitamins, such as vitamin B1, B2, B3, and C. It also has many essential amino acids and antioxidants. This is a great powder to use in cosmetics for premature aging, dark patches, and scarring. In addition, you can try our blueberry bath bomb or acai berry smoothie sugar scrub!

Noni fruit powder:Noni fruit powder:

This type of powder is great to use in soap and other body products. Noni fruit originates from Tahiti and has actually been named the queen of all health plants. This is because it contains approximately twenty amino acids, along with minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. It is fantastic for health benefits and the health and elasticity of the skin. Some of these properties are shown through our lavender fizzy bath recipe.

Carrot powder:Carrot powder:

This herbal powder is very beneficial to the skin. It helps repair, tone, reduce scars, and it contains many vitamins as well. In addition, it has calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, and phosphorus. A great thing about this powder is that it can naturally color your cosmetic recipes orange. Another recipe we have with carrot powder is a facial mask that you will see from Natures Garden, which helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Weigh Out the Dead Sea ClayWeigh Out the Dead Sea Clay

For the first step, we need to get out a large mixing bowl and our scale for weighing. Each of the powder ingredients need to be measured out to ensure accuracy. First, add 224 grams of the dead sea clay powder to your mixing bowl.

Incorporate the Other PowdersIncorporate the Other Powders

Next, once again, using your scale, weigh out the rest of the powders individually. To the same medium sized bowl, add in the rose hips powder, camu camu powder, noni fruit powder, and the carrot powder. Whichever order you want to add these is up to you, the order really does not matter in this step. Once everything is in the mixing bowl, mix all of it together. You can either use a mixing spoon or your hands for this step. We prefer using our hands so that we are able to break up any clumps in the mixture and to make sure that everything gets evenly dispersed.

Add in the Vitamin E OilAdd in the Vitamin E Oil

Now, you will need to get out a couple of disposable pipettes. First, you can get out the Vitamin E Oil. The version of this oil that Natures Garden carries is called Tocopherol T-50, which is the purest form. Many cosmetic recipes call for at least a small amount of vitamin e oil, this is because vitamin E will help slow oxidation. So, dip one of the disposable pipettes into the bottle and add 24 drops of it to the powder mixture.

Integrate the Amyris Essential OilIntegrate the Amyris Essential Oil

In this next step, you will need to grab another disposable pipette. You will dip it into the bottle of the amyris essential oil and add 32 drops of it into the mixture you have so far. Amyris essential oil originates from Haiti. This is often added to perfumes as a fixative in order to extend the fragrant life of a blend. It provides soothing qualities as well. After this is added, all of the ingredients for the recipe have been added! Give your mixture a final stir and mix the ingredients together with either a spoon or a spatula.

Scoop the Mixture into the JarsScoop the Mixture into the Jars

Once you have given the powder a final mix, the powdered portion of the recipe is completed. Next, grab the four jars along with their lids. You should have four 4 oz. clear jars. Take a spoon, spatula, measuring cup, or whatever you want to use and begin scooping the powder into each of the jars. Finally, once they are full, place a lid on each one.

Make the Vegetable Glycerin BottlesMake the Vegetable Glycerin Bottles

Since your powdered portion is now finished, you can get your 1 oz. clear bullet bottles ready to go. Fill each of these up with 12 grams of the vegetable glycerin. Once you have them all filled up, place a white ribbed lid on each bullet bottle.

Using Your Anti-Aging Facial Mask

When you are ready to go and use your brand new facial mask, you are going to need a small bowl or container. To the bowl, add in one tablespoon of the powder mixture, two tablespoons of regular water, and about 1/2 teaspoon of the vegetable glycerin from the separate bottle. This is the formula for making each face mask from your jars. Use a spoon and mix it all together well until it is smooth. However, depending on if you prefer a thin or a thick facial mask, you would incorporate more or less water to the bowl.

Preservatives in Face Masks

We wanted to mention something that is important to know in cosmetic products. When it comes to making things such as facial masks, they will require a preservative. This is because the product will not last longer than a couple of days without one. It can mold, it will develop bacteria, and other things may develop on it. Preservatives prevent that from happening and allow for a longer shelf life. We want to say that we purposely chose to package the powder portion and the vegetable glycerin separately from one another. For that reason, this facial mask no longer requires a preservative to make it last.

Instead, when you are ready to use them, you will need to create the individual masks by adding in the water and vegetable glycerin. This method allows you to prepare a quicker product to sell to your customers, increases the shelf life, and avoids bacteria from growing. Each of the four ounce jars will give you approximately 8 facial masks. We hope that you enjoyed following along and making our brand new premature aging facial mask recipe!

Powders for Facial Products

Finally, we found a website that we think our customers will find helpful and useful. This website for Fecund Herbals posted a blog about 3 Great Reasons to Use Powdered Facial Products, written by the owner of the company, Katya Herb. We thought this could be a great link to check out for all of you who are interested in make up! She proposes that buying or making powdered make up products as opposed to liquid ones is much better. The great reasons she provides are longevity, the economy, and the flexibility of them. Katya talks about making products without water so that they last longer, getting twice the value by purchasing powders, and being able to mix them with a variety of ingredients depending on your skin, such as honey.

Important Disclaimers

The herbs sold by Natures Garden are for external use only. We do not sell them as food items. (The information we provide is for educational purposes only. None of this is intended to treat, cure, diagnose, or prevent any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration). Keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets. Additionally, pregnant women or women who are lactating should take special care when handling herbs. Natures Garden does not accept any responsibility (written or implied) for the products you make with our herbs. Testing is the responsibility of the customer.

Natures Garden is not responsible for the performance of any of these recipes that are on our website. Testing is always the responsibility of our customers. If you plan to resell any of the recipes that we provide, it is your responsibility to follow all FDA regulations. We cannot offer advice on where to purchase products and ingredients listed in our recipes that are not sold by Natures Garden. When you use our recipes and/or raw ingredients, you are agreeing to indemnify Natures Garden against any liability of performance, any lack of performance, or any problems that you may encounter with the finished products.

Mar
04

Face Mask for Scars Recipe


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Face Mask for Scars RecipeFace Mask for Scars Recipe

Have you been struggling with old acne scars? There are some methods out there that help with old scars that have been left on the skin. Something that may be able to help is our face mask for scars recipe. This is a brand new facial mask that we at Natures Garden just recently created. Acne scars can be such a pain to recover from and get rid of. We care about all types of skin and all of the different skin conditions. So, we believe that there should be products out there to help with these types of skin issues. We hope that this face mask for scars recipe can be of some help to customers just like you!

Ingredients Found at Natures Garden:

Bentonite Clay Powder
Marshmallow Root Powder
Slippery Elm Bark Powder
Olive Leaf Powder
Aloe Vera Leaf Powder
VITAMIN E OIL (Tocopherol T-50) Natural
Geranium Essential Oil
VEGETABLE GLYCERIN
Disposable Pipettes
1 oz. Clear PET Bullet Bottle
White Ribbed Lids 20/410
4 oz. Clear PET Jars
White Straight Lid Smooth 58/400

Other Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need:

Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Scale

Total Recipe Amounts:

48 grams Marshmallow Root Powder
48 grams Slippery Elm Bark Powder
448 grams Bentonite Clay Powder

48 grams Olive Leaf Powder
48 grams Aloe Vera Leaf Powder
64 drops Geranium Essential Oil
48 drops Vitamin E Oil
84 grams Vegetable Glycerin

Clean and sanitize your work area and all of your packaging materials. We suggest that you wear gloves, protective clothing, and a hair net while preparing this recipe. 

Background on the Powders for the RecipeBackground on the Powders for the Recipe

We think that is important to know the reasons behind the powders we chose to use for this specific recipe. All herbal powders, herbs, flowers, etc. possess different qualities and properties. Some are better than others depending on the recipe you are making and what you want to use it for. For example, if you are trying to find products that will help reduce the size of your pores and will moisten your skin, then red Moroccan clay is going to be a great choice to incorporate into your recipe(s). We chose these ingredients carefully and according to specific skin issues. As you know, this one is for scarring.

Bentonite Clay PowderBentonite Clay Powder:

This clay powder originally comes in light grey and beige tones. When water is added to it, however, it turns into an olive colored green shade. Bentonite clay contributes some smoothness to cosmetic formulas when they are applied to the face and skin. It also helps clear impurities in the skin when added into products like this face mask. There are many other bath and body recipes that it performs fabulously in, such as shaving soap, cold process soap, lotions, and bath bombs. Some of the products we have created using it are the freshly ground coffee bath bombs and the Easter egg bath fizzies.

Marshmallow Root PowderMarshmallow Root Powder:

This type of powder is most commonly used for helping wounds to heal, reducing swelling, and for its ability to soothe and soften the skin. It is a good powder to add to products made for people with dry skin. Its ability to moisturize the surfaces will be helpful in recipes like lotion. Marshmallow root powder is also commonly added to bath tea, facial and body scrubs, creams, ointments, as well as bath bombs, hair products, and even toothpaste.

Slippery Elm Bark PowderSlippery Elm Bark Powder:

The next powder, slippery elm bark, is one of the ingredients from Essiac Tea. This is a blend of multiple herbs, including Indian rhubarb, burdock root, and some others that boost the immune system. It also helps to reduce redness and helps to soothe the skin. Slippery elm can also be used for medical benefits as well, such as an upset stomach, a sore throat, and for treating burns, scrapes, etc. This is added to hair products, soap, bath bombs, scrubs, and of course, facial masks like this one.

Olive Leaf PowderOlive Leaf Powder:

Our olive leaf powder originates from Albania and it has many beneficial properties to it. There are plenty of vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals in it. This powder can also help wounds to heal. These facts make it a great addition to many naturally homemade cosmetics. Some of them are bath teas, creams, lotions, facial toners, and massage oils. Olive powder can be added to facial masks to improve cell regeneration and to moisturize the skin. Another benefit of this powder is that it can be used as a natural green colorant to your cosmetic products. Adding more or less can alter the color and give you what you the one you are looking for. To see this powder in a different recipe, check out our floating Noah’s Ark soap recipe!

Aloe Vera Leaf PowderAloe Vera Leaf Powder:

Finally, we have our aloe vera leaf powder, which originates in Mexico. This is well known for its properties and abilities to heal skin. Since it has salicylates in it, this powder can really relieve pain. The aloe vera plant also contains healing powers with the gel inside. This is used for skin that is inflamed, irritated, or sunburned. This contains vitamin C, some minerals, and many antioxidants as well. Many recipes can be made with this powder, including bath bombs, cold process soap, bath salts, and shampoo. Some of the ones we have made are a pampered foot scrub and a sunburn relief bath tea recipe.

Add in the Bentonite Clay PowderAdd in the Bentonite Clay Powder

Now that all of you are more aware of the purposes behind choosing each of these herbal powders for this recipe, we can dive right into it. To begin, you will need to get a medium mixing bowl and a scale for weighing the powders out. We will start the recipe by measuring out 448 grams of the bentonite clay powder in the mixing bowl. 

Mix in the Other PowdersMix in the Other Powders

Next, get the rest of the dry powder ingredients ready to incorporate. We will weigh each of them out separately, however, the particular order does not matter since they will all be mixed together anyway. We started out with the marshmallow root powder, then added in the slippery elm bark powder, the olive leaf powder, and lastly, the aloe vera leaf powder.

Break Up the ClumpsBreak Up the Clumps

Once they are all in the mixing bowl, use your hands, with gloves on, to fully mix the ingredients and to break up any clumps in the mixture. You could also take a spoon to stir the powders, but we find it easier to use our hands in order to get all of the clumps out.

Integrate the Vitamin E Oil into the MixtureIntegrate the Vitamin E Oil into the Mixture

Now, take a disposable pipette and dip it into your bottle of vitamin e oil. Add 48 drops of this to the mixing bowl with the powder mixture. The vitamin e oil that we sell at Natures Garden is in its purest form, coming only from plant sources. Several cosmetic recipes have vitamin e oil listed as an ingredient. This is because it helps prevent the oils in the recipes from oxidizing, which would result in a rancid smell and change of color to brown. This is an antioxidant and is strictly to be used to prevent discoloration and products from becoming rancid. It is not meant to be used as a preservative, since that is not what this product is. Vitamin e oil will not kill bacteria in your projects unlike a true preservative would. 

Incorporate the Geranium Essential OilIncorporate the Geranium Essential Oil

Then, for the next step, use a different disposable pipette. Dip it into the geranium essential oil and add 64 drops of it to the same bowl. Geranium essential oil comes from the leaves and flowers of the plant pelargonium graveolens. It could also possibly provide several health benefits for conditions such as acne or irritations and infections of the skin. Since it is often used as aromatherapy, it has been said to help relieve anxiety, stress, and even depression. Other types of cosmetic recipes that it is commonly used in are room sprays, massage oils, and added to baths for relaxation.

Mix the Ingredients Together

At this point, everything should be in the bowl, including the bentonite clay, marshmallow root, slippery elm bark, olive leaf, aloe vera leaf, vitamin e oil, and the geranium essential oil. For this last step, take either a spatula or a spoon and mix all of these ingredients together from the mixture.

Fill Each of the Jars UpFill Each of the Jars Up

Once you have stirred everything together thoroughly, your powdered portion will be finished! Grab your four ounce clear jars to put your new face masks into! Take a spoon and scoop the powder into all seven of the jars until they are filled up and place a lid solidly on each one of them.

Make Up the Bottles of Vegetable GlycerinMake Up the Bottles of Vegetable Glycerin

Next, get all of your 1 oz. clear bullet bottles prepared and ready. You will also need your scale again for this step. Once you have them, fill all seven of them with 12 grams of the vegetable glycerin. After doing that, place a white ribbed lid tightly on each of the bottles.

Using the Facial Mask

Now, you might be wondering how you are going to actually apply this face mask. When you are ready, you will need to get a small mixing bowl out. You can start by scooping out a tablespoon of the powder mixture, two tablespoons of water, and about 1/2 teaspoon of the vegetable glycerin. Mix all of this together. 

Note: We did not add water to our facial mask, which means adding a preservative is not necessary. By packing the powder portion separately from the vegetable glycerin, it allows you to create a quicker product for your customers. Each one of the seven jars will make up approximately 8 facial masks.

We hope that you enjoyed learning about and creating our new face mask for scars recipe!

Ways to Keep Your Skin Young and Fresh

This blog for professional beauty tips gives helpful information for keeping skin looking young and beautiful. We thought that this goes along with these facial mask recipes for making and keeping skin looking great. They mention that skin discoloration and acne break outs can usually be avoided by tips like taking makeup off. Leaving makeup on while sleeping can lead to clogged pores, which is never a good thing for your skin. Protecting your skin is another big tip they offer. Wearing sunscreen can help to avoid wrinkles from developing as well as unhealthy skin conditions. Another big thing for keeping healthy looking skin is related to diet. Getting necessary nutrients is essential to having clear and glowing skin all over your body. If you would like to learn some of these tips and implement them into your daily skin care routines, check out the link above!

Important Disclaimers

Natures Garden sells these herbs for external use only. We do not sell them as food items. (We provide this information for purely educational purposes. It is not intended to be used to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration). All herbs should be kept out of the reach of pets and children. When pregnant or lactating, special care should be taken when handling herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our herbs. It is the responsibility of the customer to do their own testing.

Natures Garden is not responsible for the performance of any of these recipes that are on our website. Testing is always the responsibility of our customers. It is your responsibility to abide by all FDA regulations if you plan to resell any of the recipes that we provide. We cannot offer advice on where to purchase products and ingredients listed in our recipes that are not sold by Natures Garden. When you use our recipes and/or raw ingredients, you are agreeing to indemnify Natures Garden against any liability of performance, any lack of performance, or any problems that you may encounter with the finished products.

Feb
28

Cold Process Soap Making Supplies


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Cold Process Soap Making SuppliesCold Process Soap Making Supplies

We at Natures Garden would like to share with you the supplies and materials needed when making cold process soap! We know that the majority of our customers are familiar with the soap and candle making industries. However, we think that it is important to provide educational blogs, videos, and recipes for beginners and anyone looking to learn or expand their knowledge. There are many different classes and recipes on our website that help guide our customers when making homemade projects. One of the main topics that these center around is cold process soap. We will dive into the process, some of our classes, and mention multiple recipes we have. Let’s get started!

Cold Process SoapCold Process Soap

In general, soap crafters consider cold process soap to be one of the most common methods for soap making. This method has been termed “cold process” because there is no outside heating source applied to initiate the process of saponification. Hot process soap uses different types of heating sources, such as the stove or a crock pot. On the other hand, in cold process soap, the lye mixture creates heat and saponifies the oils by itself. The lack of a heat source unfortunately means that this type of soap will take a lot longer to cure. The typical curing time for cold process soap is between 4 and 6 weeks. Although lengthy, this curing time is necessary to allow the soap to harden. The longer cure time will also help your soap to be more tolerable on the skin.

After creating your soap, you can decide whether or not you want to insulate it. A lot of the research we read suggests insulating, but it is mostly up to your personal preference. We have written a blog in the past about how you can insulate soap to promote gel phase. After pouring the soap into your mold, surround it with layers of towels or blankets. The layers will absorb the heat while your soap undergoes saponification. This process is the gel phase, where the fats in your soap become hardened. The key to this process is evenly heating the soap in order to prevent a partial gel from occurring. If you insulate, it will accelerate saponification and the finished look will look slightly shiny. By deciding to put your soap in the fridge instead, saponification will slow down and the finish will look more matte.

Ingredients in Cold Process Soap: LYEIngredients in Cold Process Soap: Lye

Now that we have discussed the process of insulation, we should mention ingredients that are important for cp soap. In order to get your bars of soap to turn out correctly, measuring the ingredients to a tee is very important. Starting with the main ingredient, sodium hydroxide, which is also known as lye. This is completely necessary to make cold process soap. Lye is an emulsifier, which allows oils and butters to mix with water and make soap. Without it, these ingredients would not mix which would prevent any soap being made. By adding too much lye, it can result in your soap having a higher PH level, which may end up causing burns and irritation to the skin. On the other hand, if the lye is not balanced properly with the oils, it can interfere with the reaction, which can lead to greasy and oily bars of soap.

Ingredients in Cold Process Soap: OILSIngredients in Cold Process Soap: Oils

Palm oil, coconut oil, and olive oil pomace are all commonly used when making cold process soap. They contribute different qualities to your soap depending on their main properties. We have a chart on our website that breaks down the soaping oil properties for each type of oil. The properties we looked at are hardness, cleansing, conditioning level, bubbly lather, creamy lather, and sap value. Also included in the chart is some miscellaneous information to provide you with more knowledge about each of the oils. Palm oil is high in its hardness, conditioning, and creamy lathering elements. Coconut oil contributes to hardness, cleansing quality, and bubbly lather. Olive oil pomace is very high in conditioning, which is definitely an ideal quality for soap. The combination of these three oils would create a soap that cleanses thoroughly, lathers nicely, and is gentle on the skin all at the same time.

Ingredients in Cold Process Soap: COLORANTSIngredients in Cold Process Soap: Colorants

Some other ingredients that are commonly added to cold process soap are FUN soap colorants, soap dyes, and mica pigments. We have many different color options to choose from in colorants, dyes, and beautiful diamond dust and 24K gold micas. When it comes to adding colorants or pigments, some may cause color morphing, which could affect the appearance aspect of your soap. To save yourself the frustration of ruining a batch of soap that discolors to something you do not like, you can test this out before hand. This can be done by taking a small amount of soap dye or mica pigment and adding it to a little of the lye mixture. You will be able to see your results quickly.

Cold Process Soap TestingCold Process Soap Testing

We have taken the time to test each of our fragrance oils in cold process soap. This way, our customers are able to see the results before they decide to use them. When we tested them, we were specifically looking for acceleration, discoloration, ricing, separation, and scent retention. We have the results for each of them on the website in video form as well as a chart. These videos can be found when you search by the individual fragrance oils. Over 300 of them did not cause any discoloration. A few included in these are the Aromatherapy Energizing, Blueberry, Egyptian Musk, and Magnolia. Some of the ones that caused discoloration include Absinthe, Blue Cotton Candy, Cream Soda, and Pomegranate Cider. If you would like to see the rest of the criteria we tested like ricing and separation for each fragrance, use our soap testing results chart to find out!

Cold Process Soap Class 101Cold Process Soap Class 101

We have a couple of classes on the website that are good for beginner soap makers. The first one is our Cold Process Soap Class 101. It is easy to follow along with this class, but you will need to get your ingredients ahead of time. As we mentioned before, the most important one you need to create cold process soap is lye. You will also need distilled water, vinegar, some soaping oils, a fragrance oil that is body safe, and colorant(s) that are body safe. There is plenty of equipment you will need to safely make cold process soap, a list of which can be found in our Soaping 101 Class.

Doing your research before making cold process soap for the first time is extremely important. For example, if you have never worked with lye before, you will need to learn about it before hand. Your top priority when making soap should be practicing proper safety because accidents may happen if precautions are not taken. Another thing when it comes to lye is that it cannot be stored in or combined with any containers or other products that are made out of aluminum or tin. The reason for this is that the combination will cause a violent reaction. For these reasons, we implore you to use the safety gear that is provided by Natures Garden including safety goggles, a safety mask, and gloves. One last thing to remember is that the materials and equipment used when making soap should never be used for food again. By keeping these steps in mind and being cautious, making soap can be both easy and fun!

Beginners Cold Process Soap RecipeBeginners Cold Process Soap Recipe

Another one of our cold process classes for beginners makes an easy to follow cold process soap recipe. This is the perfect recipe to start with if you have no experience making this type of soap. Natures Garden sells each of the items featured in this recipe. This makes it possible and convenient to get your products from a single source. This soap uses Rain Barrel Fragrance Oil which is a fragrance oil that is original to this company! It has notes of leafy greens balanced with lavender, cedar, musk, highlights of lemon, and fresh water. You will also need some pieces of equipment including a thermometer, a stainless steel mitre box with a cutter, and disposable pipettes. Also remember to always use your safety glasses, gloves, and a mask when preparing your recipes.

Thirty Free Cold Process Soap RecipesThirty Free Cold Process Soap Recipes

For a blog that we wrote in the past, we created a list of thirty cold process soap recipes. Many of the homemade recipes on our website are for melt and pour soap and cold process soap. We want to share with you some of our favorites for you to try out for yourself! In this list of thirty, we have our Hot Fudge Brownies CP Soap, Caramel Custard Soap, Energized CP Soap, and Peppered Poppy Seed CP Soap. The ones in this compiled list are fun and easy recipes to create, are homemade and original to us. The two classes that we mentioned above are sure to help you get started on making your cold process soap.

Bastille Cold Process Soap RecipeBastille Cold Process Soap Recipe

One specific type of soap that you can make is called bastille. The term “bastille” commonly refers to a type of cold process soap but it can also be made as a hot process soap. There is a very high percentage of olive oil in this soap, 70% or more. We like and prefer to use olive oil pomace in many of our recipes, in addition to other types of oils. Olive oil will increase the lathering quality of your soap and helps it to cure faster. We want to share this recipe for Bastille Soap from Natures Garden, which will make about three pounds of soap. It is an easy to follow recipe and can be made into your own by adding in a soap colorant or mica pigment!

More with Cold Process Soap

If you would like a more in depth description of making this type of soap, check out this blog page about The Cold Process Method to Make Soap. This recipe comes from a business called The Spruce Crafts and was written by David Fisher. This page walks you through a step by step tutorial on how to make your own cold process soap. He explains the ingredients and equipment you will need, how to create your soap mixture, and allowing it to set up and complete saponification. This is another great source you can use in order to learn more about cold process soap!

 

Natures Garden is not responsible for the performance of any of the recipes provided on our website. Testing is always the responsibility of our customers. If you plan to resell any of the recipes that we provide, it is also your responsibility to follow all FDA regulations. For any products and ingredients listed in recipes that are not sold by Natures Garden, we can not offer advice on where they can be purchased. When you use Natures Garden recipes and/or raw ingredients, you are agreeing to indemnify Natures Garden against any liability of performance, any lack of performance, or any problems that you encounter with the finished products..

Feb
19

20 Craft Ideas for St Patricks Day


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

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

St. Patricks Day Candle RecipeSt. Patricks Day Candle Recipe

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

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

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

Pistachio Melt and Pour Soap RecipePistachio Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

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

Rainbow Bath Salts RecipeRainbow Bath Salts Recipe

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

Golden Clover Bath Bombs RecipeGolden Clover Bath Bombs Recipe

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

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

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

Green Beer Candle RecipeGreen Beer Candle Recipe

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

Spearmint Soap RecipeSpearmint Soap Recipe

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

Pot O Gold Candle RecipePot O Gold Candle Recipe

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

Clam Shell Kiwi Sugar Cubes RecipeClam Shell Kiwi Sugar Cubes Recipe

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

Mojito Bath Bomb RecipeMojito Bath Bomb Recipe

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

Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask RecipeLucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe

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

Rose Petal Bath Melts RecipeRose Petal Bath Melts Recipe

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

Lime Cupcake Cold Process Soap RecipeLime Cupcake Cold Process Soap Recipe

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

Rainbow Bubble Bars RecipeRainbow Bubble Bars Recipe

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

Green Apple Candy Bath Bomb RecipeGreen Apple Candy Bath Bomb Recipe

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

Leprechaun Hat Soap RecipeLeprechaun Hat Soap Recipe

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

Rainbow Melt and Pour Soap RecipeRainbow Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

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

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars RecipeBasil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe

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

Castile Hot Process Soap RecipeCastile Hot Process Soap Recipe

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

Best St. Patricks Day Desserts

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

 

Natures Garden is not responsible for the performance of any of the recipes provided on our website. Testing is the responsibility of our customers. If you plan to resell any of the recipes that we provide, it’s your responsibility to follow all FDA regulations. We cannot offer any advice on where to buy the products and ingredients listed in our recipes if they are not sold by Natures Garden. When you use our recipes and/or raw ingredients, you are agreeing to indemnify Natures Garden against any liability of performance, any lack of performance, or any problems that you encounter with the finished products.

Feb
13

How Do You Make A Bubble Bar?


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How Do You Make a Bubble Bar?How Do You Make A Bubble Bar?

If you love to take relaxing bubble baths, this blog is for you! Baths can be the best thing and just what you need after a  long day at work. If you are looking for some new products for your bath routine, we can definitely help you out. We at Natures Garden carry every ingredient you could possibly need to make all of the bath products you could ever want! We also come up with and share our own recipes that can be found on our website page. One of our biggest markets is for bath and body items. Therefore, we have endless recipes which cater specifically to that. There are bath bomb recipes, bath salts recipes, body scrub recipes, lotions, make up, and our topic in today’s blog, bubble bar recipes.

The market is seriously growing out there with people who want to make their own cosmetics and stuff to use in the bath. With the ingredients that we sell, the recipes we have shared, and the classes that we offer, it is entirely possible. In this blog, we are going to be answering a popular question: How Do You Make A Bubble Bar? These are great to use in the bath, they are amazing for the skin, and are simple to make. Even if you are a beginner to this industry or you just want to try something new, you can create bubble bars too!

Wet Ingredients in a Bubble Bar

Similarly to bath bombs, there are quite a bit of ingredients that are needed to make bubble bars. When making this type of recipe, we find it helpful to split the ingredients up. We like to do this by separating everything we need into the wet ingredients and the dry ingredients. The wet portion of most bubble bar recipes will usually include vegetable glycerin, any colorants used, and some fragrance oil. Before adding in fragrance oil, not just to bubble bars, but with any home made body product, one thing is super important to remember. You should always ensure that the fragrance oil you are using is body safe and can be used in your products. There are some that unfortunately can not be used to make products like body scrubs, body lotions, body wash, etc. due to some elements in them. To find out whether or not they are, you should always perform your own testing with something like this. Trusting what some companies advertise and claim about their merchandise may not always be a good idea.

Vegetable glycerin gets added to bubble bars because it is a humectant, which means it draws moisture to the surfaces of the skin. This is desirable in any bath product. We add different dyes to these as well to give them some color. Natures Garden has a ton of soap colorants, including Neon Pink, Ultramarine Blue, and Yellow Oxide. The last wet ingredient added into bubble bars is the fragrance oil. Out of the more than 800 fragrance oils that we carry, only 29 of them are not safe to be used in body products.

Dry Ingredients in a Bubble Bar

Now, we will talk about the dry ingredients. Most bubble bar recipes use the same common dry powders. Depending on the specific recipe, some of these can be swapped out with another powder, or be completely left out. The dry ingredients include baking soda, cream of tartar, corn starch, xanthum gum, and the surfactant that you choose to use. We will explain more about what surfactants are in a little bit.

Baking soda is a common house held item that is commonly added to cosmetic recipes. This will add a couple of different elements to your bubble bars. It has some properties in it that cleanse and help to make your skin feel very soft. The cream of tartar acts as a stabilizer in bubble bars, which allows for all of the other ingredients to come together and adhere in a formula. It also helps to make them fluffy and airy.

Corn starch is another common ingredient that is added to cosmetic recipes. This is because it can relieve irritations to the skin and makes the skin feel great. When this is put in bubble bars and bath bombs, it helps to give softness and silkiness to the skin. Finally, there is xanthum gum. This is an all natural thickener that is often used in bath gel, bubble bath, and liquid soap. It thickens your cosmetic products and keeps them together. You might want to add some other dry ingredients to your cosmetic recipes as well. Natures Garden sells plenty of fresh herbs that we are always incorporating into different products. You could also add extra powders, such as vanilla or cocoa.

SLSA vs. SCI

The last dry ingredient that you will need to make a bubble bar is a surfactant. At Natures Garden, we carry a couple of surface acting agents, which are commonly known as surfactants. These help bath products like bath bombs and bubble bars to create bubbles and foam when they react with the water in the bath. The ones that we have are Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (SLSA) and Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI). SLSA is derived naturally, it is gentle, and can be used on all types of skin. This surfactant works nicely for people who have sensitive skin and skin conditions including eczema, psoriasis, and chronic acne problems. People with dry skin also really enjoy this in their products because it can help make their skin feel hydrated. SLSA can be added into multiple cosmetic recipes, and when it is, it helps create amazing lather and foam, which softens the skin. SCI is also very gentle and creates great foam too. It helps cleanse the skin and will make your skin feel silky, softened, and smooth.

One of the classes that we have uploaded to our website is called Surfactants in Cosmetics. This is a very helpful tool that can be easily referred to when you need some information. If you are a beginner, you might like to take a look at this since it goes into much more detail about surfactants. It mentions different types, such as anionic, amphoteric, cationic, and nonionic. This class also includes a list of some of the more common surfactants used, offering nearly 20 of them to choose from.

Bubble Bar Safety Gear

If you are learning how to make a bubble bar, there are a few important things to keep in mind. Another thing we want to mention is to wear safety gear when preparing bubble bars. This is mostly only necessary when preparing the dry ingredients. When working with dry powders, especially when it is multiple, a lot of that can get released into the air.

First, we suggest wearing a safety face mask. This will prevent the loose powders that flow into the air from getting in your face. Along with this, safety goggles might be a good option to wear. They can prevent the loose powders, like baking soda, from wafting into your eyes. Putting on gloves is great too because you will be working with your hands to mix the ingredients together. Wearing an apron is also a good idea for recipes like this one.

Benefits of Bubble Bars

There are elements of bubble bars that people tend to really enjoy. The surface acting agents certainly contribute to these benefits. Most people who like to take baths also like them to have a lot of bubbles. Due to ingredients like SLSA, SCI, SLS, etc., your bubble baths will never be the same! These create a ton of lather, they have great foaming qualities, and they are beneficial for the skin. As we mentioned, one reason these are added into bubble bars is to make your skin feel amazing. Soft, silky skin is a feeling that cannot be beat. Another great thing about them is that you can create any shape you want. As long as you have a mold for it, your bubble bars could be shaped like candy, donuts, hearts, four leaf clovers, and more!

How Bubble Bars Are Different Than Bath Bombs

A common question that we receive from customers and beginners is how are bubble bars different than bath bombs? One of the biggest differences between them is how they affect your bath. Traditional bath bombs are made with baking soda and citric acid. When these two are combined, they create a chemical reaction. This is what causes them to fizz up when they hit your bath water. All you have to do with bath bombs are plop them into the water and this will activate the chemical reaction.

Bubble bars on the other hand are created for a different purpose. As opposed to fizzing, they create a lot of lather and foam. This is perfectly ideal for a bubble bath. These cannot just be dropped in the bath water like bath bombs are, however. If they were just thrown in there, nothing would happen. When you are using bubble bars, they are meant to be run underneath the bath water and crumbled up into pieces. Your bath will automatically start bubbling up due to the surfactant that is a part of your recipe. Bath bombs do not create this type of foam that a lot of people are looking for. Therefore, bubble bars can be a great bath product alternative if this is what you have been wanting!

Natures Garden Bubble Bar Recipes

Now, we wanted to share some of the Natures Garden bubble bar recipes with you. These show three different ways that bubble bars can be made to look. They all serve the same purpose, but they have variety to them. The first one is our Pumpkin Roll Bubble Bar Recipe. We got our inspiration for this idea from the delicious dessert that is commonly made around the holidays. It uses a lot of the ingredients we have been talking about, such as SCI, baking soda, vegetable glycerin, soap colorants, and more. The link above lays out all of the steps to this recipe and make it easy to follow along with.

Another type that we created is our Watermelon Bubble Bar Recipe. This was a fun project to make because they look like mini ice cream scoops! These are awesome in a bubble bath. They create so much foam and truly make a difference in how your skin feels. You will love how soft and silky you will be feeling after taking a bath with these scoops! We have several other bath scoop recipes just like these up on our website as well. A third way that you can make bubble bars is shown with our Orange Juice Cake Bubble Bar Recipe. This is actually a brand new recipe that we came up with to resemble the dessert of orange juice cake. We made these using a bundt cake mold and drizzled melted soap on top to look like icing. These were also fun and simple to make!

Natural DIY Bubble Bath Bar Recipe

There are plenty of people in our industry who also enjoy making their own homemade bath projects. This article by Debra Maslowski shows how to make a natural DIY bubble bath bar. This is an interesting recipe to take a look at since she is explaining how bubble bars can be made without using a surfactant. Instead, she uses arrowroot powder, baking soda, citric acid, milk powder, cocoa butter, and a few other ingredients. The results from this recipe end up being super cute and they are just as easy to use as any other bubble bar. We hope that you enjoyed our blog today and learning all about how you can make your own bubble bars!

Feb
05

Orange Juice Cake Bubble Bars Recipe


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Orange Juice Cake Bubble Bars RecipeOrange Juice Cake Bubble Bars Recipe

The Natures Garden fragrance oil of the month for February 2020 is Orange Juice Cake! To showcase this delicious homemade pastry scent, we created a few new recipes using it. We will be writing and sharing blogs on each of them! The first one we would like to introduce is this Orange Juice Cake Bubble Bars Recipe. These turned out beautifully, looking like a mini version of actual orange juice cake! This cake is an original recipe coming from the Natures Garden owner’s family! It is scrumptious, moist, and bursting with fresh flavors. We designed this fragrance oil to emulate this cake perfectly. Our recipe for this bubble bar is going to make your skin feel incredibly soft, as well as creating a ton of foam and bubbles for your baths. They are made using a surfactant that we just recently brought to the website, SLSA. You are going to love how this product feels and how it smells too! We can’t wait to share each of these new recipes with all of you.

Ingredients Found at Natures Garden:

Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate
Sodium Bicarbonate- Baking Soda
Cream of Tartar
Corn Starch
Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil
Vegetable Glycerin
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Vanilla White- Color Stabilizer
Cocoa Powder Organic
Orange Oxide 1 oz. – FUN Soap Colorant
Yellow Oxide 1 oz. – FUN Soap Colorant
Black Oxide 1 oz. – FUN Soap Colorant
Shea Butter Melt and Pour Soap
Orange Peel Cut & Sifted
Silicone Soap Mold- 4 Bundt Cake Mold
Gloves for Safety
Safety Mask
Safety Glasses
Natures Garden Apron
Flexible Silicone Mat

Other Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need:

Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Scale
Rubbing Alcohol

Total Recipe Amounts for Bubble Bars:

330 grams Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate
460 grams Sodium Bicarbonate- Baking Soda
224 grams Cream of Tartar
72 grams Corn Starch
14 grams Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil
200 grams Vegetable Glycerin
24 grams Fractionated Coconut Oil
4 grams Cocoa Powder Organic mixed with 20 grams Vegetable Glycerin
15 drops Orange Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
5 drops Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
2 drops Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Total Recipe Amounts for Icing:

5 cubes Shea Butter Melt and Pour Soap
6 grams Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil
6 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
4 heaping teaspoons Orange Peel Cut & Sifted

Clean and sanitize your workstation along with all of your utensils. There are many dry ingredients involved with this recipe, which can create clouds of powder in the air. Therefore, it is suggested by us that you wear gloves, an apron, a face mask, and a hair net while when preparing this. Also, you will want to prepare your bottle of rubbing alcohol that will be used in one of the last steps.

Mixing the Dry IngredientsMixing the Dry Ingredients

To begin, you are going to need a couple of mixing bowls and a digital scale for weighing. We will be measuring and working with the dry ingredients in the recipe first. Take out a larger mixing bowl for this portion. First, we are going to weigh out 330 grams of the SLSA. This product is very important in this recipe. SLSA is a surfactant that is a great foaming agent for products like bubble bars, shampoo bars, and bath bombs. It helps your skin to feel extra soft after use and creates so many bubbles for the bath. Next, add to the same bowl 460 grams of the baking soda, 224 grams of the cream of tartar, and 72 grams of the corn starch. Mix all of these powder ingredients together well, using your hands.

Break Up the ClumpsBreak Up the Clumps

We use our hands in the mixture to help break up any clumps of powder we might find. Baking soda tends to be very clumpy, and it is important to break all of these up. Otherwise, your bubble bars will not be mixed as thoroughly and there might be bits of powder in the mixture, which you do not want for your finished product.

Combining the Liquid IngredientsCombining the Liquid Ingredients 

Set the dry ingredients bowl to the side. Now, place a separate mixing bowl on the scale. You need to weigh out 200 grams of the vegetable glycerin, 24 grams of the fractionated coconut oil, and 14 grams of the Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil. We chose fractionated coconut oil as our carrier oil due to the properties it has. This oil contributes to the hardness, cleansing, and bubbly lather in cosmetic products. Each one of these qualities is desirable in bubble bars, which you want to create a lot of bubbles in the bath and cleanse the skin at the same time. Our Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil is a combination of pound cake, orange zests, vanilla, caramel, and coconut. This scent is original to Natures Garden and one of our best sellers!

Combining the Mixing BowlsCombining the Mixing Bowls

For the next step, we are going to add the bowl with the wet ingredients to the bowl containing all of the powdered ingredients. Then, you can start mixing them together with your hands. We used our hands because using a spoon may cause the powders to get released into the air and we could lose some of our product, which we do not want to happen.

Forming the DoughForming the Dough

Continue to thoroughly mix the ingredients together. You want to keep going until it reaches the consistency of dough. It may take some time working with it before it reaches this point. Remember to lift and fold the mixture continuously to get the powders at the bottom of the bowl fully incorporated into the rest of it.

Creating the Brown ColorantCreating the Brown Colorant

Next, you will need to get out a small bowl. We are going to be hand making the brown colorant portion of this batter. This step is similar to mixing a facial mask. In your small bowl, weigh out 4 grams of cocoa powder organic. To this, add 20 grams of vegetable glycerin. Mix the ingredients together thoroughly, until there are no longer any clumps from the cocoa powder. Spoon this mixture into the dough batter.

Mix in the ColorantMix in the Colorant

After you have added in the cocoa powder mixture, fully incorporate it into the dough. Evenly fold over the batter repeatedly until you no longer see clumps of brown throughout it. This is just one of the colorants we will be adding to these bubble bars!

Add in Additional ColorantsAdd in Additional Colorants

Once the brown colorant has been fully mixed in, we can move onto the other colors we need. Natures Garden carries multiple FUN Soap Colorants that offer vibrant shades to give color to your soap and body products. For this recipe, we used the shades Orange Oxide, Yellow Oxide, and Black Oxide. Add in 15 drops of the orange, 5 drops of the yellow, and 2 drops of the black. We added these one at a time to see what shade we would be getting, and we were satisfied with our result. This combination gives a nice color to the dough that resembles the look of actual orange juice cake.

Incorporate the Colorants TogetherIncorporate the Colorants Together

After each color is added, we are once again going to use our hands to mix everything together. Continue to knead the dough, especially at the bottom, until the color is evenly dispersed throughout it. An important thing to remember is if the bubble bar dough is too crumbly, you can always add a bit more vegetable glycerin to help. We did not end up having to do this for this recipe, but depending on how your ingredients were measured, you may need to. However, make sure not to add too much vegetable glycerin, or your dough will become too wet and the product will not set up properly. 

Pack the Soap MoldPack the Soap Mold

Now we are all finished with the dough! Take out the silicone bundt cake soap mold and pack the bubble bar dough tightly into it. There should be enough batter to fill all four of the bundt cake cavities. You want to pack it in tightly so that your product is cohesive and sets up together. Allow your bubble bars to set up. You will know they are ready once they have hardened. It took ours approximately 24-48 hours to set up completely. However, it can take longer depending on the climate of your environment.

Remove the Bubble Bars Remove the Bubble Bars

Once the bubble bars have had enough time to finish setting up, you can go ahead and pop them out of their molds. Make sure that you have waited enough time before this step. If not, the bubble bars may crack and crumble instead of remaining in one piece. We removed ours onto a silicone mat to prepare for the next few steps, which can get messy.

Cut Up the Melt and Pour SoapCut Up the Melt and Pour Soap

Now, we are going to prepare the icing for our bundt cake bubble bars! You will need to take 5 cubes from a slab of one of our white melt and pour soap bases. We decided to use Shea Butter, but any of the white colored bases will work fine to resemble icing. Slice the cubes up into smaller pieces and place them in a microwave safe bowl. Then, melt them in the microwave in 30 second intervals until the soap is fully melted. 

Fragrance the IcingFragrance the Icing

After it is melted, add to it 6 grams of Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil. We also want to match that with 6 grams of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. This is because some fragrance oils can cause discoloration to soap and we need ours to stay white in order for it to look like icing. Once those two are added, stir to incorporate everything.

Apply the Soap IcingApply the Soap Icing

Carefully, drizzle the melted soap over your bundt cake bubble bars. Pour it gently and in a back and forth motion, as you would ice cinnamon rolls. Then, grab your bottle of rubbing alcohol that you prepared at the beginning of this recipe. Spray the bubble bars with the melted soap on them with the rubbing alcohol. This will help out for the last step.

Top the Bubble Bars OffTop the Bubble Bars Off

The final step in the recipe is to top our bubble bars off with “nuts”. We needed to spray the icing with rubbing alcohol in order to get these to stick. Take orange peel, cut and sifted, and sprinkle it on top of the bubble bars. This step helps complete the look of authentic orange juice cake. Allow some time for everything to dry before moving them. Once they are finished drying, you have completed this fun project!

Your Orange Juice Cake Bubble Bars are now ready to be used! When you want to put the bubble bars to use, all you have to do is simply crumble up some pieces from one of them. Place these under your warm running bath water and see the wonderful bubbly lather these create! We hope you enjoyed following along with us to make these!

Sweet Rolls Dessert Recipe

Since these orange juice cake bubble bars look like real cinnamon rolls, we thought we would share a delicious dessert with all of you! These Homemade Orange Sweet Rolls by Sally’s Baking Addiction are a perfect representation of our bubble bars. This is a blog full of all different kinds of recipes that are simple to make and delicious to eat. All of the orange lovers out there will really like this take on traditional cinnamon rolls. The orange flavored glaze adds a really nice touch to these as well. Give them a try and enjoy!

 

Natures Garden is not responsible for the performance of any of the recipes provided on our website. Testing is the responsibility of our customers. If you plan to resell any of the recipes that we provide, it’s your responsibility to follow all FDA regulations. We cannot offer any advice on where to buy the products and ingredients listed in our recipes if they are not sold by Natures Garden. When you use our recipes and/or raw ingredients, you are agreeing to indemnify Natures Garden against any liability of performance, any lack of performance, or any problems that you encounter with the finished products.

Feb
03

Orange Juice Cake Soap Recipe


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Orange Juice Cake Soap RecipeOrange Juice Cake Soap Recipe

If you are looking for a great melt and pour soap design, then you will love this Orange Juice Cake Soap Recipe! This is a brand new soap that is a cosmetic representation of a traditional dessert in the Natures Garden family. This was a super fun recipe to create that we really enjoyed decorating as well! We took a few extra steps in order to make these look even more realistic. It is a great melt and pour soap recipe to try out with your kids for an at home project as well. These can also be a really nice display in the bathroom for yourself or for guests. Let’s get started on showing you how you can make them!

Soap Making Ingredients Found at Natures Garden:

Mango Butter Melt and Pour SOAP
Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil
Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
Cocoa Powder Organic
Vegetable Glycerin
FUN Soap Colorant- Yellow Oxide 1 oz.
FUN Soap Colorant- Orange Oxide 1 oz.
Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant- 1 oz.
Orange Peel Cut & Sifted
Silicone Soap Mold-4 Bundt Cake Molds
8 oz. Clear PET Bullet Bottles
Black Fine Mist Sprayers 24/410
Silicone Flexible Mat

Other Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need:

Mixing Bowls
Stainless Steel Mixing Utensils
Cutting Board
Large Knife
Microwave
Rubbing Alcohol
Glass Plate
9” x 13” baking pan

Total Recipe Amounts for Bundt Cake:

680 grams Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap
34 grams Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil
34 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
2 grams Cocoa Powder Organic
8 grams Vegetable Glycerin
15 drops Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
8 drops Orange Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
2 drops Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant 

Total Recipe Amounts for Icing:

236 grams Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap
11 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
11 Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil
4 heaping teaspoons Orange Peel Cut & Sifted

Clean and sanitize your work area and all of your packaging materials. It is suggested that you wear gloves, an apron, gloves, and a hair net while preparing this recipe. Also, prepare your PET bullet bottle with rubbing alcohol. 

Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil

Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden Soap Making Supplies is the aroma of buttery pound cake. Then, you will find middle notes of orange zest. This orange bakery scent finishes with base notes of vanilla,  creamy coconut, and warm caramel. Anyone who has tasted Deborah’s mom’s famous orange Juice cake will love this one! Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil is not only a Natures Garden original fragrance oil, it’s also a best selling aroma.

Cut the Mango Butter Soap BaseCut the Mango Butter Soap Base

To begin creating our soap recipe, we need to prepare our slab of melt and pour soap base. Any of the white bases sold at Natures Garden will be sufficient for making this soap recipe. We sell 11 melt and pour soap bases, 8 of which are white in color that you can choose from. However, for this soap making recipe, we used the mango butter mp soap base. With your digital scale, weigh out 680 grams of soap for the cakes. This is equivalent to about 30 cubes from the slab. The remaining 10 cubes, or 236 grams, will be used at the end of this recipe.

Melt the SoapMelt the Soap

Next, place the cubes in a microwave safe bowl and melt them in 30-second increments. Stir gently in between each 30-second burst to check if there are any chunks of soap lingering. Once it is in a fully melted liquid state, you can pull the bowl out of the microwave.

Add Fragrance Oil and Color StabilizerAdd Fragrance Oil and Color Stabilizer

In the next step, we are going to add scented oil to our soap. Using the digital scale, you will need to measure out and add 34 grams of the Nature’s Garden Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil. In addition to that, you will want to match it up by adding 34 grams of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. This step is necessary because some fragrance oils will discolor your products just due to the way they are made or mixed. This fragrance oil, in particular, discolors to a dark chocolate shade due to its vanillin content. Adding in the vanilla white color stabilizer can help us to prevent our soap from discoloring due to the vanilla content. After you add that, stir until it is evenly distributed. 

Incorporate the Brown ColorantIncorporate the Brown Colorant

Now, take out a small glass bowl. We are going to mix 4 grams of the Cocoa Powder Organic with 8 grams of Vegetable Glycerin. This mixture is going to form a nice dark brown colorant for our soap. Once it is mixed together and liquefied, add it into the melted soap and stir to incorporate.

Mix in the Other Soap ColorantsMix in the Other Soap Colorants

Next, we need to get the other colorants out for our soap. We used the yellow oxide, orange oxide, and black oxide shades from our FUN Soap Colorants. Take the mixture and add 15 drops of yellow, 8 drops of orange, and 2 drops of black. Then, take a spoon and stir everything evenly together to incorporate the colors with your soap base. After you are finished stirring your soap, the shade should look somewhat similar to our picture to the left. We wanted these to resemble actual orange juice cake, and we liked the shade that this combination of colorants produced. You can always adjust how the color looks if you are not satisfied or would like to make it your own!

Pour the Mixture into the MoldsPour the Mixture into the Molds

Once your melted soap is fragranced, colored, and evenly mixed, you can get the bundt cake silicone soap mold ready. Pour the mixture up to the top of three of the cavities. You will have enough soap to fill up three out of the four bundts.

Spray the SoapSpray the Soap

Now, grab your bullet bottle with rubbing alcohol in it that you prepared earlier in the recipe. Spray your soap in each of the bundts with the rubbing alcohol. This is going to remove any air bubbles that formed. Then, allow some time for all three of the cakes to completely set up before moving onto the decorative toppings!

Remove Soap from MoldsRemove Soap from Molds

Once some time has passed, you can go ahead and remove the soap bundts from their molds. You can either place them on a plate or on the flexible silicone mat from Natures Garden. We decided to use the mat because the next step is going to get a little messy. Place it on a 9″ x 13″ baking pan to give you stability and an easier cleanup. Alternatively, you can line the pan with wax paper, if you prefer.

Melt Down Soap for the IcingMelt Down Soap for the Icing

For the next step, you will need to retrieve the remaining 10 cubes (236 grams) of the melt and pour soap base from the first step. In another microwave safe bowl or glass container, melt the soap down in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time. Continue melting until your mango butter melt and pour soap base is in a completely liquid state. Then, add in 11 grams of Orange Juice Cake Fragrance and match it with 11 grams of the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. Once again, this will help our soap to stay white, which is necessary in order for it to look like icing. Stir well to blend these ingredients. 

Pour Icing onto the SoapsPour Icing onto the Soaps

Now, you will want to use your bottle of rubbing alcohol once again to spray the tops of the bundts. This is going to allow the layer of icing to stick when it is poured over the bundts, as well as for the orange peel to stick in the next step. Carefully drizzle the melted soap base over them back and forth to look like icing. 

Apply the Orange Peel FinishApply the Orange Peel Finish

Since traditional orange juice cake is topped with nuts, we wanted to make sure we depict that in this soap recipe. So, top your soaps off by sprinkling on some pieces of orange peel cut & sifted to resemble the nuts. Orange peel is loaded with vitamins and nutrients that are great for the skin. It can also be used as an anti-bacterial. These qualities make it a great ingredient to add to soap and various other bath or body products. It can be used in bath tea, facial masks, bath salts, shampoo, bath bombs, and lotion. Once the icing has set up and dried, the soap will ready to use!

The Finished ProductThe Finished Product

After you have applied the icing and the orange peel to your soap, they should look like this picture here. The icing will probably have made a mess and spread like ours did. So, once your soap icing has finished setting up, you can remove the excess icing surrounding the soap cakes. It will not take long for the soap to harden and become easier to remove than it would when it is still wet.

Your soap cakes will be ready to use after that! You can set them on the shelves in the shower or the edge of the tub for a nice display. We hope that you had a fun time following along with us making this Orange Juice Cake Soap Recipe.

Orange Juice Cake Recipe

If you are interested in baking an actual orange juice cake for dessert, we have a yummy recipe to share with you! Although this is not the family recipe that our fragrance oil was inspired by, it is still a great version of this type of cake. This particular Orange Juice Cake recipe comes from the user jennambrai on the site Tasty Kitchen. Tons of users post delicious homemade recipes to this site to share with all the cooks and bakers out there. This cake recipe is simple to make, it only takes one hour to complete, and there are not a ton of ingredients used in it. If you love cake and love to bake, you have to try this recipe out!

How to: Fresh Orange Juice

When searching on Pinterest, we came across a recipe relevant to what we are talking about here! It is a homemade fresh orange juice recipe. It comes from the blog “Create Mindfully” and was created by the user Willow Moon. Her recipe is a healthier version of the ever popular drink Orange Julius. This is also a completely gluten free and vegan drink recipe, which is great for catering to specific diets people are on. It is made from a few ingredients, including oranges of course, pineapple juice, unsweetened almond milk, vanilla extract, and maple syrup. This sounds delicious! It is a simple drink to make that hardly takes any time at all to throw together. Another great benefit of this is that it can be added to your orange juice cake! This can make for a bright, flavorful addition to any orange juice cakes that you come across.

Visit Us On Social Media

If you had fun making this orange juice cake soap recipe, we would love to see how it turned out for you! If you added extra things to your soap cakes, it would be great for us to know about it. Making other recipes your own can be one of the best ways to get creative! If you would like to share with us, you can find us on our many social media platforms. Our Twitter page can be found with the handle ngscents, our Facebook page is Natures Garden Company, and our Instagram page also has the handle ngscents. We are excited to get to see all of the products that you create and share!

 

Natures Garden is not responsible for the performance of any of the recipes provided on our website. Testing is the responsibility of our customers. If you plan to resell any of the recipes that we provide, it’s your responsibility to follow all FDA regulations. We cannot offer any advice on where to buy the products and ingredients listed in our recipes if they are not sold by Natures Garden. When you use our recipes and/or raw ingredients, you are agreeing to indemnify Natures Garden against any liability of performance, any lack of performance, or any problems that you encounter with the finished products.

Jan
27

15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes


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15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes

Natures Garden Wholesale Candle and Soap Supplies carries 11 melt and pour soap bases. Some of the ones we have are Shea Butter, Diamond Clear, and Mango Butter. We wanted to offer some recipe ideas to those of you out there who are just beginning in this industry! There are free classes on our website that will help you learn more about the products used to make soap and candles. We also have countless free recipes to give our customers and newbies practice and inspiration for their own ideas! In this blog, we want to share 15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes for beginner soap makers. These creative recipes are just the beginning to all the fun you can have making soap!

Natures Garden Melt and Pour Soap BasesNatures Garden Melt and Pour Soap Bases

Before starting, we want to introduce each of our 11 melt and pour bases that we carry and sell at Natures Garden. We have Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Mango Butter, Diamond Clear, SLS Free, Honey, Hemp Oil, Yogurt, Goat’s Milk, Soya, and Oatmeal. They are entirely free of sulfates, free of animal fats, are gluten free, contain no added detergents, and they are never tested on animals. They all provide superior lathering qualities and produce many suds and bubbles. We will be mentioning recipes that use the majority of our melt and pour soap bases below.

15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Candied Apple Soap15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Candied Apple Soap

Who doesn’t love to eat delicious sugary candied apples? This tasty treat was the inspiration for this soap we made. These adorable candied apple soaps were made using our SLS Free Glycerin Melt and Pour Soap base. It offers creamy lathering qualities and is highly moisturizing for the skin. We used our red Da BOMB Soap Dye to color our candied apples. The scent we used to scent the soap with is our fragrance oil called Wintery Candy Apple. This is a diverse fragrance oil that has top notes of crisp apple, orange zests, and pineapple. The middle notes are cinnamon and neroli. The base notes of this fragrance are sandalwood, patchouli, musk, and bamboo. You can also use this scent to make cold process soap. Top them off with some rainbow candy sprinkles and your product is complete!

15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Lemon Squares Soap15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Lemon Squares Soap

Our lemon squares soap is made using both our Mango Butter and Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap bases. Mango butter has properties in it that soften, soothe, and cleanse the skin from impurities and clogged pores. Our diamond clear soap provides creamy lather to your products. We scented this product using the Natures Garden Original Lemon Squares fragrance oil. If you love lemons, you will adore this scent! The top notes bring a combination of juicy lemon, strawberry, and coconut milk. Churned butter and coconut make up the middle notes, and the base note gives a warm element of vanilla sugar to this fragrance. Also, there were three colorants added to produce the right shade of yellow. We combined our Neon Yellow, Yelp Yellow, and Yellow Oxide FUN soap colorants for these 24 beautiful lemon squares!

15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Gumdrop Melt and Pour Soap15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Gumdrop Melt and Pour

Next, we are talking about our Gumdrop Melt and Pour Soap. Once again, we used our Diamond Clear base to make this recipe. These look incredibly realistic to actual gumdrops! We used different FUN soap colorants to give a true variety to the candy, including Neon Orange, Neon Green, Neon Pink, Neon Blue, and Ultramarine Violet. This soap recipe is scented with another scent original to Natures Garden, Goodie Goodie Gumdrops. The notes it has are cinnamon, clove, rose, eucalyptus, woods, nutmeg, and cassis. When creating this recipe it will make up to 16 gumdrop soaps to use!

15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Oatmeal Butter Honey Soap15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Oatmeal Butter Honey Soap

This Oatmeal Butter Honey Soap is made using both of our oatmeal and honey melt and pour bases. Some of the other ingredients are cocoa butter, Neon Yellow FUN soap colorant, and Buttered Maple Oats Fragrance Oil. This layered fragrance smells amazing. It contains cinnamon, honey, maple sugar, butter, crushed pecan, brown sugar, and more. There are benefits that come with using oatmeal soap. It can relieve irritation of the skin, exfoliate it, and smooth the skin. Honey is also amazing for the skin, as it can unclog pores, hydrate, and fight off blemishes.

15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Solid Sugar Scrubs15 East Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Solid Sugar Scrubs

Next, we are mentioning this Solid Sugar Scrub recipe. This is an adorable recipe to make for Valentine’s Day. It will give you 30 heart shaped sugar scrubs. These are made from the Goat’s Milk Melt and Pour soap base, which contains many benefits. It can reduce acne and wrinkles while providing the skin with many vitamins that help make it healthy. To make these even better, we scented them with our Sweetheart Roses Fragrance Oil. This is another Natures Garden original and combines soft musk, rose petals, and tea leaves.

15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Zebra Print Soap 15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Zebra Print Soap

Our Zebra Print Soap recipe is a combination of the Shea Butter melt and pour soap base and the Diamond Clear soap base. This will moisturize and also create a nice creamy lather on your skin. It is scented with the Bite Me Fragrance Oil, which is another Natures Garden original. Black cherry, strawberry, violet, eucalyptus, and vanilla bean, are some of the notes you will find in this fragrance oil.

15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Banana Pudding Soap 15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Banana Pudding Soap

One of my all time favorite desserts is banana pudding! Like some of our others, this recipe was inspired by food. We decided to create a banana pudding melt and pour soap that perfectly resembled this tasty treat. It is made with our Yogurt base and smells like real bananas. This is a rich soap base that also exfoliates and softens the skin. It is scented with the Old Fashion Banana Pudding Fragrance Oil, which is a Natures Garden Original and a best seller at our company!

15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Watermelon Soap 15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Watermelon Soap

Next, we are mentioning our watermelon soap melt and pour recipe. These came out beautifully when we made them. We made these using a combination of the Diamond Clear soap base and the Goat’s Milk soap base to provide wonderful moisturizing qualities. These mini watermelons are scented with the Pink Watermelon Fragrance Oil. Strawberry and watermelon are the top notes, rose and jasmine are the middle notes, and the base notes have white woods, oak moss, vanilla, and cassis. We use our Tomato Red, Kelly Green, Lime Green, and Black Oxide FUN soap colorants to really make these come to life.

15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Salt Water Taffy Soap 15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Salt Water Taffy Soap

Another one of our fun recipes is these salt water taffy soaps. We named this soap after the traditional salt water taffy candies, which are delicious. This recipe is easy to follow and gives you 12 bars of soap. We colored them with the Neon Blue, Neon Orange, Neon Green, and Neon Pink FUN soap colorants. We also added the perfect scent to this recipe, our Salt Water Taffy Fragrance Oil. This another layered fragrance we carry, with top notes of banana, raspberry, and strawberry. The middle notes are wild berry, bing cherries, and sugar, accompanied by a base note of creamy vanilla taffy.

15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Creme Brulee Body Frosting15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Creme Brulee Body Frosting

Next, we will be talking about our Creme Brulee Body Frosting. This is one of my all time favorite recipes that uses the Diamond Clear soap base. It smells fantastic, and the ingredients used to make it are gentle and moisturizing on the surfaces of the skin. We used our layered Creme Brulee Fragrance Oil, which has top notes of butter, peach, and coconut. It then goes into the middle notes which are heavy cream, brown sugar, and glazed caramel. Finally, the base notes are French vanilla and maple sugar. This sweet combination will truly make you crave creme brulee! This body frosting is a recipe anyone would love to use and it makes enough product for eight 4 ounce jars.

15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Activated Charcoal Soap 15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Activated Charcoal Soap

This activated charcoal soap is one of the nine recipes of ours that uses activated charcoal powder. This powder comes from burned hard woods and adds many benefits to homemade cosmetic products. Activated charcoal powder provides a way to naturally color your soap black. There are other ways to dye soap black, but they are usually artificial. Other benefits it has is that it absorbs odor and is a detoxifying agent in your soap. We used our Diamond Clear melt and pour soap to make this recipe too. Our diamond dust mica pigment makes this soap glisten beautifully, and it is scented with our Blackened Amethyst Fragrance Oil. Lemon, orange, lime, Italian bergamot, jasmine, rose, vanilla, amber, and vetiver make up for most of the layers in this fragrance.

15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Cancan Type Melt and Pour Soap 15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Cancan Type Melt and Pour Soap

This Cancan Type Melt and Pour Soap recipe makes three bars of soap. We made it using a combination of the Diamond Clear base and Soya Melt and Pour soap. These are also scented with the NG CanCan Type Fragrance Oil, which has floral notes that are accompanied by amber, musk, and berry. We topped them off with our rose bud molds because it makes them even cuter.

15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Cinnabun Melt and Pour Soap15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Cinnabun Melt and Pour Soap

Everyone loves to indulge in scrumptious cinnamon rolls or cinnabuns. This Cinnabun Melt and Pour Soap is perfect for all of you out there who do! It is scented with our Cinnabun Type Fragrance Oil, made with delicious layered notes. The top notes are cassis, cinnamon, and butter. The middle notes are maple, sugar, cream cheese, and a touch of clove. It has base notes of vanilla glaze icing and perfectly baked dough. This soap was also made using our Goat’s milk soap base.

15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Shaving Soap for Sensitive Skin 15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Shaving Soap for Sensitive Skin

Next up is our Shaving Soap for Sensitive Skin. This product is gentle and will make your skin feel silky smooth. The beautiful look of this shaving soap comes from our Victorian brooch mold. We made this soap with our shea butter melt and pour soap base because there are a lot of benefits to using shea butter. We wanted to choose the right soap base that can help people with sensitive skin and different skin conditions. Shea butter is very moisturizing, it can treat acne, restore elasticity of the skin, and can be great for eczema and psoriasis. We finished this product off by dusting it off with our 24K gold mica pigment, which really adds to its beauty.

15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Easter Confetti Soap 15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Easter Confetti Soap

For our last recipe, we wanted to mention a soap that relates to an upcoming holiday! Easter is not that far away, and we have a few recipes themed for it, including our Easter Confetti Soap. We used the mango butter base to make this recipe. It is scented with the Sweet Pea Fragrance Oil, which is one of our best sellers. Hyacinth, lily of the valley, wild jasmine, and violets make up this wonderful floral scent. This recipe is super fun to create because of all the multicolored confetti. It allows you to experiment with several of our FUN soap colorants, and lets you make it your own!

We hope that you enjoyed learning about our melt and pour soap recipes and the bases used to make them! We have a ton of additional free melt and pour recipes that are all homemade up on our website for you to recreate. Our recipes allow our customers to be fun and creative!

Melt and Pour Soap Comes to Life

We wanted to share some delicious dessert recipes that these soap recipes resemble! There are thousands of homemade recipes on the Betty Crocker website, many of which are for dessert. The yummy ones that we got inspired by include her Easy Lemon Bars, Quick and Tasty Banana Pudding, and Creme Brulee! If you enjoy baking as well as creating, give these dessert recipes a whirl and try them out for yourself!

Jan
23

Pomegranate Whipped Soap Recipe


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Pomegranate Whipped Soap RecipePomegranate Whipped Soap Recipe

If you are anything like us at Natures Garden, you enjoy learning how to make original, homemade crafts and products! We love playing around and creating new recipes for us, our website, and our customers. Today we are showing our Pomegranate Whipped Soap Recipe, which is made from quality ingredients that can all be found at Natures Garden. You only need four main ingredients to create it, which makes it a super simple recipe to follow. We think that recipes like these are great for beginners in this industry. It is important to us that we create and upload projects for people of all levels of expertise in the soap and candle making industries. Recipes like this one also work great for when you are running low on time to create or if you are looking for something fun to make with your children!

Ingredients Found at Natures Garden:

Whipped Soap Base
Pomegranate Fragrance Oil
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
4 oz Clear PET Jars
White Straight Lid Smooth 58/400

Other Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need:

Powdered Sugar
Scale
Bowl
Mixing Spoon
Rubber Spatula
Hand Held Mixer
Deep Mixing Bowls

Total Recipe Weights:

454 grams Whipped Soap Base
250 grams Powdered Sugar
35 grams Pomegranate Fragrance Oil
15 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
2 drops Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant

Before we begin making this recipe, it is important to clean and sanitize your work area and all of your packaging materials that will be used. We also always want to make the suggestion that you wear gloves, protective clothing, and a hair net while preparing these homemade cosmetic recipes. 

Ingredient Spotlight: Whipped Soap BaseIngredient Spotlight: Whipped Soap Base

To get started, we need to get our ingredients together and ready to be used. The main ingredient this recipe requires us to use is a whipped soap base. Our whipped soap base at Natures Garden is made from glycerin, sorbitol, stearic acid, and Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate. SCI is a type of surfactant that is commonly added to skin care products because it leaves the skin feeling soft, hydrated, and moisturized. Our whipped soap base is a creamy, luscious product that can be very useful when making homemade projects in this industry. It is versatile and most often used to make body butters, shaving soap, bath frosting, and foaming sugar scrubs.

If you want to brighten up your whipped soap, adding soap coloring and/or Natures Garden body safe fragrance oils offer you that. There are some fragrance oils that may discolor your products, including whipped soap. Discoloration can usually be corrected by using vanilla white color stabilizer. Before choosing the fragrance oils you want to use, you will probably want to know whether or not your product will discolor, and by how much. We tested all of our fragrance oils in cold process soap and made a chart for the results, which you can check out.

Weighing Out the Whipped Soap BaseWeighing Out the Whipped Soap Base

Now that you know more about how our whipped soap base works, we can get started on our project of the day. First, you will need to get out some mixing bowls and a scale to accurately measure your ingredients. We always choose to use a digital scale when making recipes because we believe that it is the most accurate at weighing out the ingredients. With which ever type of scale that you prefer to use, weigh out 454 grams of the whipped soap base. Set it aside for now while we prepare the other three ingredients we are going to need.

Weigh Out the Powdered SugarWeigh Out the Powdered Sugar

Next, take out another mixing bowl. You are going to need to weigh out 250 grams of your powdered sugar. Any brand of powdered sugar will be fine to use in our recipes. Once you have measured out this ingredient, you can set it aside for the time being just as with the whipped soap base. We are going to be returning to it in a later step. 

Add in the Pomegranate Fragrance OilAdd in the Pomegranate Fragrance Oil

For the next step, you will need to take out a small bowl. Place the bowl on your scale and measure out 35 grams of the Natures Garden Pomegranate Fragrance Oil. Then, add it into your whipped soap base. The pomegranate fragrance oil is one of our single note fragrances and it smells of delicious fresh, fruity pomegranate slices. This is one of the best selling fragrance oils that we carry at our company. Some of our other best sellers are Black Raspberry and Vanilla, Fresh Brewed Coffee – WORLDS BEST, and NG Aqua di Gio Type. On our website we have a complete list of our best sellers that you can check out.

FUN Soap Colorant Collection at Natures GardenFUN Soap Colorant Collection at Natures Garden

Natures Garden carries a multitude of colorants for soap. We use these in the majority of our recipes to make them bright, colorful, and beautiful. There are 20 shades of these listed on our website. Some of the ones we have are Jailhouse Red, Ultramarine Blue, and Neon Yellow. They are all made using glycerine, vegetable glycerin, and different pigments. No chemical preservatives have been added to our colorants, and they are also completely vegan. They are non-bleeding and do not morph during the saponification process in soap. The FUN Soap Colorants page goes into detail with each of the colorants that we carry. Each section gives the ingredients of the colorants, what each of them are typically used in. 

Adding the Colorants InAdding the Colorants In

Now, it is time to add in the colorants! For this recipe, we need both the Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant and the Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant. Give the bottles a shake before opening them up because sometimes the pigment can separate from the vegetable glycerin.  Taking the bowl containing the whipped soap base, add 15 drops of the tomato red colorant. Stir your mixture. Then, add 2 drops of the neon pink colorant to the same bowl. Incorporate the colors thoroughly. The amount for the color suggestions we gave for this recipe were based on the color we wanted our product to be. We were looking for more of a medium pink color as opposed to a deep red for this. If you prefer your whipped soap to be a darker red or a light pink, however, simply manipulate the colors until it reaches the look that you want it to be.

Mixing All of It TogetherMixing All of It Together

At this time, you are going to need to get out your hand mixer. We just use a typical kitchen hand mixer when making recipes. Do not use a mixer that you need for cooking food. Make sure that you are only using a mixer that is specifically for cosmetic projects and will never again be used for cooking. Turn on your mixer and begin whipping the whipped soap base. Continue to mix the combination of the whipped soap base, pomegranate fragrance oil, and the FUN Soap Colorants until it reaches a point where it starts looking like whipped frosting. 

Folding in the Powdered SugarFolding in the Powdered Sugar

After your mixture is combined completely, we can move on to our next step. You will need to grab the bowl that you have the powdered sugar in from step two. Pour and add the powdered sugar into the mixture. Using a rubber spatula, fully fold this dry powder portion into the wet whipped soap base.

Incorporating the MixtureIncorporating the Mixture

Keep folding in the powdered sugar until it is no longer visible. After you have done so, you will need to grab the hand mixer once again. We now need to repeat whipping the base as we did before, very thoroughly. In between mixing, use the spatula to clean the sides of the bowl as you feel it is necessary. Make sure all of your ingredients have been fully incorporated before you move on to the next step.

Get Your Mixture to a Frosting ConsistencyGet Your Mixture to a Frosting Consistency

Continue to mix everything with the hand mixer until it reaches a certain point. The texture is the most important part in this step. You can stop mixing your whipped soap once its appearance has reached a frosting like consistency. Allow your whipped soap mixture about five minutes, left alone, to fully set up.

Scoop the Whipped Soap into the JarsScoop the Whipped Soap into the Jars

After the whipped soap frosting has had enough time to set up, we have reached the final step! With your 4 oz. clear PET jars at the ready with their matching lids, we can finish our whipped soap off. Take out a mixing spoon and use it to scoop the foaming bath icing evenly into all seven of your jars. Then, finish your product off by screwing the white dome lids on each one of them. If you would like to use jars other than these clear PET ones, we also carry a 4 oz white double wall jar and a 4 oz black double wall jar

Your Pomegranate Whipped Soap is now ready to use, yay! We hope that you had fun creating this recipe with us today! If you want to share your results, thoughts, or questions with us, we can be reach on Facebook as the Natures Garden Company, on Twitter with the handle ngscents, and on Instagram with the handle ngscents as well. We are excited to see what you share!

Whipped Cupcake Soap RecipeWhipped Cupcake Soap Recipe

Another recipe of ours that uses our whipped soap base is the Whipped Cupcake Soap. This shows a different type of soap you can make with a whipped soap base. With this recipe, you can make up to four pounds of soap. The ingredients we used to make it include luscious cocoa butter, Daisy Type Fragrance Oil, whipped soap base, vegetable glycerin, and the Neon Pink FUN soap colorant. We made this soap using our square loaf mold, which gives it its shape. If you want to make your whipped cupcake soap even cuter, try adding some colorful sprinkles on top like you can see in our picture! This recipe is another super simple one to follow along with, and it shows what else you can do with the Natures Garden whipped soap base.

Homemade Pomegranate Recipes

The blog Hello Glow features an article about ways of Fighting Aging and Acne by giving four recipes that all use pomegranate in them. This particular page was written by Deborah Harju. The first recipe she mentions is a Pomegranate Clay Mask, made from bentonite clay and pomegranate juice. Next, she talks about a Pomegranate Repair Mask for Aging Skin that can boost your skin and protect your collagen. The third recipe is a Pomegranate Peel Scrub that has the ability to heal acne. Lastly, Deborah mentions a Pomegranate Body Scrub that will exfoliate and hydrate your skin. Pomegranate has beneficial properties to the skin, which she goes into detail in on her blog. Go and try it out if you are interested in trying these recipes!

We also want to share a fun festive pomegranate jello dessert that can be made for any occasion. You will need raspberry jello, water, raspberry pie filling, unsweetened crushed pineapple, a pomegranate, and bananas for this dessert. For the whipped topping, you will need heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. This dessert is absolutely delicious and is great to bring to anything!

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