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Mar
13

Facial Mask for Wrinkles Recipe


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Facial Mask for Wrinkles RecipeFacial Mask for Wrinkles Recipe

You can’t help it, everyone ages, and wrinkles are one of the most annoying side effects of it. You try every solution that you can to get rid of or hide them, and you get tired of spending so much money to do so. This facial mask for wrinkles recipe is a solution to the wrinkles problem that is made here at Natures Garden. This recipe is very inexpensive to make, and you can make it from the comfort of your own home. Give it a try!

There are many natural ingredients that make up this facial mask recipe, and there are many rejuvenating effects that this recipe can have on your skin. One of the natural ingredients in this recipe that should be highlighted is Ginger Essential Oil. This natural oil contains antioxidants that help restore the elasticity of your skin. Your skin having low elasticity is what causes wrinkles. If you are a retailer, you can also make this recipe to sell at almost no cost to you. So, why not give this recipe a try and let us know how well the results are working for you.

 

Ingredients Found at Natures Garden:
Rose Clay Powder
Pomegranate Fruit POWDER
Resveratrol Powder
Safflower Oil Powder
Carrot Powder
VITAMIN E OIL (Tocopherol T-50) Natural
Ginger 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 & Equipment You’ll Need:
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Scale

Total Recipe Amounts:
24 grams Pomegranate Fruit Powder
224 grams Rose Clay Powder
24 grams Resveratrol Powder
24 grams Carrot Powder
32 drops Ginger Essential Oil
24 drops Vitamin E Oil
60 grams Vegetable Glycerin
24 grams Safflower Powder

Benefits of Using Natural Rose Clay Powder in CosmeticsBenefits of Using Natural Rose Clay Powder in Cosmetics

Rose clay, otherwise known as pink clay, is a naturally occurring clay that contains kaolinite. Rose Clay Powder is used in cosmetics, soaps, facial masks, mud baths, and can also be used as a natural pink colorant for many foundations. Natural clay powders are usually used to absorb any impurities from the skin like dirt, makeup, and any oils. The reason why rose clay stands out from most other oils is that it has the natural tendency to strip all oils from the skin other than the skin’s natural oils. This is one of the reasons why rose clay was selected for this recipe, because it leaves the natural oils in the skin that are needed to keep the skin’s elasticity. Also, if you have sensitive skin, then rose clay is usually an excellent choice for this skin type, because it has a gentle cleansing action to it.

Make sure that your work area is clean and all of your packaging materials are clean too. This will make it so that no foreign substances make their way into your recipe. Any type of foreign substance can cause the recipe to not behave as intended. You can use soap and water to clean your work surface, as this will make sure that any other substances are picked up. When preparing this recipe, we suggest that you wear protective clothing, a hair net, and gloves. When making these recipes, your safety is always our top priority. There is no excuse as to not exercise safety first when making any type of recipe.

Weighing out and Mixing the PowdersWeighing out and Mixing the Powders

The first step is to make sure that your work surface is clean of any clutter to allow enough room to make the Facial Mask for Wrinkles Recipe. After this, grab a medium sized mixing bowl and a scale, and set the mixing bowl on top of the scale. Turn the scale on, and tare out the weight of the bowl. When the scale reads nearly zero grams, go ahead and begin weighing out the powders. You want to start by weighing out the pomegranate fruit powder, resveratrol powder, safflower powder, and carrot powder. These powders don’t need to be weighed in any particular order. It might also help to have a calculator or phone on hand to add up the weights as you add them to the bowl. This should help you keep track of how much weight you have in the bowl at any given time.

Adding and Mixing in the Rose Clay Powder and Vitamin E OilAdding and Mixing in the Rose Clay Powder and Vitamin E Oil

After mixing all of these powders together, the next powder to add is the Rose Clay Powder. You want to add 224 grams of this powder into the mixture. To make sure that the mixture gets thoroughly mixed together, you can add the powder in small increments and mix while you add. You want to make sure that all of the dry powders are completely mixed together, and they all form one uniform color. After the powders are all mixed, you want to grab an unused disposable pipette. Fill up the pipette with Vitamin E Oil. Carefully, drip 24 drops of the vitamin e oil into the mixture.

Adding in the Ginger Essential Oil

Dispose of the pipette that you used to drip the vitamin e oil into the mixture. This will alleviate any confusion in the future from using the same pipette again and contaminating any of your ingredients. Grab a new pipette and fill it with ginger essential oil. Carefully, start dripping 32 drops of the ginger essential oil into the mixture. After you dripped enough essential oil, dispose of the disposable pipette into the trash. Ginger essential oil is commonly used to reduce inflammation and rid toxins from out of the skin.

Final Mixing of the Powdered Portion of the RecipeFinal Mixing of the Powdered Portion of the Recipe

After all of the oils are added to the powder portion of the recipe, use a spoon or spatula to mix the powders. You want to make sure to break apart any clumps when mixing as to make sure that you have only a powder when you’re done. If you are having trouble breaking up the powder, then you can even go one step further and put on gloves, then break it up with your hands. After you are finished mixing the ingredients, the powdered portion of the Facial Mask for Wrinkles Recipe is now complete. The next step is to add the powdered portion into the four ounce jars.

Adding the Powdered Portion to the JarsAdding the Powdered Portion to the Jars

To add the powdered portion to the jars, it is usually recommended that you use a spoon to scoop it into the jars. So, get approximately 5-four ounce jars, and make room on the area that you are working on. Find a spoon and begin to scoop the powdered portion of the facial mask into the four ounce jars. Make sure you don’t pack it too tightly into the jar, as you want to be able to get it back out again. Also, don’t pack the jars too full, because you want to be able to lid them when you are done. Begin to screw the lids onto the jars. Make sure the lids are on securely to keep the powders from escaping. If you are looking to sell these facial masks, this will be the powdered portion that you would sell to your clients.

Weighing and Packaging the Wet Portion of the RecipeWeighing and Packaging the Wet Portion of the Recipe

Now that the dry powdered portion of the facial mask is finished, next is the wet portion. The wet portion of the facial mask gets added to the powdered portion to make the facial mask. First, let’s clear off an area in your work space to setup the 1 oz. clear bullet bottles. Set up one bullet bottle for each of the four ounce jars that you made. Grab a new disposable pipette and fill it up with vegetable glycerin. One by one, put the bullet bottle on the scale, and tare out its weight. Then, keep adding vegetable glycerin to each of the bullet bottles until they read 12 grams. Add a white ribbed lid to each of the bottles. Now the wet portion of the face mask is ready to sell or use.

How to Use and Mix the Facial Mask

Now that all the parts of your facial mask are complete, the last step is to use the Facial Mask for Wrinkles Recipe. The first thing you need to do to use your facial mask is to get a small mixing bowl. The ratio that you want to mix in the bowl is a tablespoon of powder, two tablespoons of water, and about half a teaspoon of vegetable glycerin. You should use the disposable pipette to add the vegetable glycerin. This will eliminate the possibility of any mess occurring from pouring the substance. There are roughly 57 drops to make half a teaspoon, or about 3/4 of the bulb on the end of our disposable pipettes sold at Natures Garden.

A Side Note for the Recipe…

As a side note, here at Nature’s Garden we choose to package the powder separately from the Vegetable Glycerin. Since we don’t have to create the mask with water, this will eliminate the need to add a preservative to it. The reason behind this is that microorganisms and bacteria thrive and live in water induced environments. To eliminate this threat when packaging the face masks, we use vegetable glycerin instead, so preservatives aren’t needed to be added to kill off any harmful bacteria. Using this solution will also allow you to prepare a quick product for your customers. This efficient solution will allow your customer to interact more with how they want their facial masks. You can make about 8 facial masks from each of the 4 oz jars.

 

We hope that you enjoy our Facial Mask for Wrinkles Recipe! This recipe’s sole purpose is to help restore your skin to its natural, youthful state. You will look many years younger after applying this facial mask to your skin. You won’t believe the results when you are done. Some of the causes for wrinkles come from aging or holding the same facial expressions on your face for so long. This recipe also uses Ginger Essential Oil which contains many natural antioxidants that are healthy for your skin and are used to counteract the effects of aging such as wrinkles.

Different Types of Facial MasksDifferent Types of Facial Masks

Since we are talking about a facial mask recipe, it would only be appropriate to describe different types of facial masks that you can use. Each type of facial mask has its own benefits, and this article “Face Masks 101: What Are the Types and Which One Is Best for You” describes some of the more popular types. The Facial Mask for Wrinkles Recipe would be in the category of cream masks, and is great for normal to dry skin.

Another facial mask that is more firm are the clay facial masks. These types of facial masks are more for normal to oily skin types, because they detoxify and moisturize your skin. if your skin is more on the dry and sensitive side, then you would probably want a gel type face mask. These face masks are packed with antioxidants and collagen to help restore your skin. So, when choosing which type of facial mask is great for your skin, be sure to know what face mask works best for your skin type.

 

Natures Garden is to not be held responsible for how any of our products perform from our website. Testing is completely the responsibility of the person who is making and/or using the product. If you are planning to sell any of the recipes that Natures Garden provides on their website, then it is solely your responsibility to adhere to all FDA regulations. If there are ingredients that Natures Garden does not sell on their website that you need for a certain recipe, then we are not obliged to give guidance or assistance on where to buy such products. It is entirely up to you as the consumer to make the best judgement on where to get products that we don’t carry in our store or online.

Mar
06

15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day


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15 Fragrance Oils for St Pattys Day15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day

Are you feeling lucky? St. Patrick’s day is the holiday where everyone is wearing green, and enjoying pinching those who don’t. This holiday is dedicated to celebrating everything Irish. Here we discuss 15 fragrance oils for St Patty’s Day featured from Nature’s Garden. Many of these fragrances either have a scent that resembles something green, or resemble something that is used to celebrate the holiday. There are many fun recipes that you can make that have been thought up and created here at Nature’s Garden. Some of the recipes include candle and soap recipes like our Beer Candle Cold Process Soap Recipe. Or, even a candle recipe like our Rainbow Candle. Have fun trying our different fragrance oils in your homemade recipes this St.Patrick’s Day season!

 

15 Fragrance Oils for St Pattys Day - 4 Leaf Clover Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day – 4 Leaf Clover Fragrance Oil

There is nothing more lucky than coming across finding a 4 leaf clover. St.Patrick’s Day celebrates people’s luck and good fortune. 4 Leaf Clover Fragrance Oil features the scents of this lucky plant. The top notes of this fragrance oil include fresh cut grass and ozone. The top notes sit on top of middle notes of clover and wisteria. All of these scents sit on top notes of moss and earth. As you can see, there are a lot of fresh fragrances that make up this fragrance oil. A fun fact about 4 leaf clovers to, every 1 in 10,000 leaf clovers supposedly have 4 leaves.

 

15 Fragrance Oils for St Pattys Day - Australian Bamboo Grass Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day -Australian Bamboo Grass Fragrance Oil

These fresh edible shoots have a fresh fragrance to them that people enjoy. Bamboo is a flowering plant that is also known as being the fastest growing plant in the world. This type of bamboo grows in the northern area of Australia and can grow up to 8m in height. Australian Bamboo Grass Fragrance Oil captures the scent of the bamboo with top notes of lemon zest, spearmint, bamboo, lime,  and fresh air. Then these top notes sit on top of middle notes of lily of the valley and french lavender. Lastly, these notes sit on bottom notes of palm bark, musk, and bamboo stalks. As you can see, there are many fresh scents that make up this fragrance oil. This fragrance oil will freshen up the aroma of any home.

 

15 Fragrance Oils for St Pattys Day - Basil Sage Mint Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day – Basil Sage Mint Fragrance Oil

The mixture of fresh herbs is always a relaxing scent that anybody can enjoy when they wanna relax. Our Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bar Recipe is the perfect green recipe for your bathtub that uses Basil Sage Mint Fragrance Oil. A bubble bar essentially crumbles apart, and can be added to your bath water to make bubbles. This aroma consists of notes of orange, lemon, peppermint sprigs, lily of the valley, jasmine, and many other notes. This fragrance oil is the perfect way to start off your day in the same festive mood as what makes up St. Patrick’s Day.

 

15 Fragrance Oils for St Pattys Day - Beer Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day – Beer Fragrance Oil

Drinking is the daily activity normally associated with St. Patrick’s Day. There is no better beverage to indulge in on this festive holiday than beer. For those who enjoy the bubbly, fresh aroma of beer, Beer Fragrance Oil is just for you. If you happen to have any Red Solo cups laying around, then there is a fun diy soap recipe that we’ve come up with that you can make from the comfort of your home. Our Red Solo Cup Soap Recipe is a fun soap to make. You can use our Da Bomb Soap Dye to make several different colors variations of this soap recipe. For this recipe, we used yellow, red, and blue; but you aren’t limited to these colors only. We hope you enjoy smelling this fun aroma during the holidays.


15 Fragrance Oils for St Pattys Day - Cucumber & Melons Fragrance Oil
15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day -Cucumber & Melons Fragrance Oil

Cucumber and Melon have always been known to be a refreshing combination when it comes to fragrances. Cucumber & Melons Fragrance Oil is commonly seen in lotion recipes. But, we at Nature’s Garden decided to create a fun application for this fragrance oil and made a Cucumber Melon Slime Recipe. You will be smelling fresh all day after using this fragrance in our recipes. This fragrance uses notes of cucumber, green oily note, violet, and honeydew melon. This skin safe fragrance oil can also be used in hand soaps to put in your bathrooms.

 

15 Fragrance Oils for St Pattys Day - Dandelion Pear Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day – Dandelion Pear Fragrance Oil

This plant scented aroma uses a wide variety of floral scents that blend well with fruity scents to make a scent great for your home. Everything about Dandelion Pear Fragrance Oil contains scents that you’d normally associate with spring and summer. So, during the cold months, you can use this fragrance oil in your home to help make it feel warmer. This fragrance oil uses notes of dandelion, wildflowers, pear, green tea leaves, aloe vera, and musk. So, next time you feel like you need a way to freshen up your home after spring cleaning, then this fragrance oil is the perfect choice to do so.

 

15 Fragrance Oils for St Pattys Day - Fresh Bamboo Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day – Fresh Bamboo Fragrance Oil

The favorite food choice for panda bears, these fast growing plants can be found in all areas of the world. Bamboo is an evergreen flowering plant and serves in a wide variety of uses. Bamboo has a fresh, plant scent to it that is incorporated into this fragrance oil. Fresh Bamboo Fragrance Oil uses notes of golden bamboo, sparkling bergamot, red grapefruit, night-blooming jasmine, cyclamen, muguet lily, and wild grasses. If you want to make a candle using this fragrance oil, then our color recommendations suggest 2 drops of liquid green color dye to 4 pounds of candle wax. Making a green candle would make for the perfect St. Patrick’s Day decoration.

 

Green Irish Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day – Green Irish Fragrance Oil

What perfect fragrance oil for St. Patrick’s Day than a fragrance called Green Irish Fragrance Oil. This fragrance represents the green spirit of the holiday itself. Due to its abundance of green on its countryside, Ireland is also known as the Emerald Isle. This fragrance starts with top notes of Sicilian Bergamot, wild lavender, cool cyclamen, lemon, and verbena. These top notes are followed by middle notes of Wild Eucalyptus, Fern,  Red Geranium, Iris, and Violet. Then, these notes all sit on top of bottom notes of Cedarwood, Labdanum, Transparent Musk, Olibanum, Sandalwood, and Ambergris. Try this fun, mixed fragrance this St.Patricks day, and impress your friends and family with the fresh smell of your home.

 

15 Fragrance Oils for St Pattys Day - Lime Basil Mango Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day – Lime Basil Mango Fragrance Oil

If you are a fan of fruity scents, then this is the fragrance oil for you. Lime Basil Mango Fragrance Oil is the perfect tropical array of fresh fruits that blend well with the fresh scent of basil. So, we all know that basil has a strong, pungent, sweet smell to it that many people even enjoy in cooking. However, when used in soap, this scent combo also tends to be very strong, and leave an amazing impression. Besides soap, you can also use this fragrance oil in candles, bath and body products, and perfumes. So what does this fragrance oil smell like?  Well, this fragrance oil uses notes of kaffir lime, mango, lemon, basil, lemongrass, orange blossom, ginger, and musk.

 

15 Fragrance Oils for St Pattys Day - NG Aloe & White Lilac Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day – NG Aloe & White Lilac Fragrance Oil

Florals are always the ideal scent of spring, and just wanting to start a new. This refreshing fragrance oil incorporates the essence of St. Patrick’s day by bringing the spirits of spring into your home. Everything about spring spells green, and this fragrance oil even uses the aroma of fresh, green aloe leaves. NG Aloe & White Lilac Fragrance Oil will give you a strong floral smell in any of your recipes and is suggested to be tested in products before being used in recipes. This fragrance oil starts with top notes of petitgrain, Italian bergamot, and ozonic notes. Then it’s followed by middle notes of lilac, lily of the valley, and hints of tuberose. Finally, this fragrance oil is finished off with bottom notes of sweet vanilla, amber, precious musk, and oakmoss.

 

15 Fragrance Oils for St Pattys Day - Peppermint Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day – Peppermint Fragrance Oil

If you’re looking for a strong scent that will assist with any breathing ailments, then try our Peppermint Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil is very crisp, clean, and true to the natural smell of real peppermint. This fragrance oil represents St. Patrick’s Day because it resembles the aroma of green peppermint leaves. A fun fact about peppermint is that it can also aid in indigestion and any of the tastes that are associated with it. So, if you have a hefty dinner, then try eating a dinner mint, and it should help with quicker digestion. Our Peppermint Fragrance Oil is body safe and can be used on the skin, so you can add it to soap and body products.

 

Rainbow Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day – Rainbow Fragrance Oil

When you see a rainbow the first instinct is wanting to find that pot of gold at the end of it. This St. Patrick’s Day fragrance oil incorporates a bunch of different fruits and flowers that are each colored to resemble different colors of the rainbow. Rainbow Fragrance Oil can be used in candle making, soap making, and body product recipes. This fragrance oil uses top notes of pear, green grapes, kiwi, raspberry and peach. These top fruity notes are sitting on top of middle notes of jasmine and lily of the valley. All of these notes sit on top of a well rounded bottom note of white musk.

 

Sage Leaf Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day – Sage Leaf Fragrance Oil

Fresh herbal sage leaf scents are great for creative mixing with different fragrances. Sage itself can be used to promote healthy skin and is loaded with a lot of antioxidants that are healthy for you. When it comes to St. Patrick’s Day, Sage Leaf Fragrance Oil incorporates the green colors of the holiday. Nature’s Gardens’ Sage Fragrance Oil captures all of the qualities of this amazing herb. Our Doggy Shampoo Cold Process Soap Recipe uses this fragrance oil, and the soap is great to use for both you and your pet. So, when your looking for a herbal scent that is great for cleansing your home, try this fragrance oil in our candle and soap making recipes.

 

Spearmint Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day – Spearmint Fragrance Oil

Next, the refreshing scent of spearmint will always leave you feeling fresh. Spearmint Fragrance Oil is strong and very true to its name, and will make you feel icy cool. Fun fact, there was a research done at the University of Cincinnati that has proved that sniffing spearmint can increase concentration levels. In addition, when associated with St. Patrick’s Day, spearmint leaves resemble a fresh, green scent that will brighten up any mood. You can also make Spearmint Soap from one of our recipes at Nature’s Garden for a strong smelling soap.

 

Watercress & Aloe Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day – Watercress & Aloe Fragrance Oil

Watercress is one of the oldest known leaf vegetables that has been eaten by humans and is an aquatic plant. Watercress & Aloe Fragrance Oil uses subtle notes of lemon rind, fresh palm leaves, fresh watercress, aloe notes, jasmine, and eucalyptus. If you want more herbs in your scent, try this mp soap recipe using this fragrance oil. The Chamomile Clay Soap  will leave you smelling great.

On top of using our fragrance oils, you can also find other fun festivities to be involved in to celebrate your St. Patrick’s Day. This article called 9 Things to Do on St. Patrick’s Day for Kids gives a list of different events you can have fun doing. For example, you can enjoy your St. Patrick’s day by watching a fun parade. Another fun St.Patrick’s Day activity that many people enjoy is eating a hearty Irish dinner.

Mar
03

20 Floral Scents for Spring


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20 Floral Scents for Spring20 Floral Scents for Spring

There is nothing more refreshing than the first days of spring. When the air is still cool, but is just warming up from the after effects of a cold winter. Also, all of the many scents that you can get from the fresh flowers can entice your senses. Our fragrance oil line has many great fragrances that capture the true essence of these fresh scents. As seen below, we talk about 20 floral scents for Spring.

 

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Amazingly Grace Type Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Amazingly Grace Type Fragrance Oil

Here is a feminine fragrance oil that will make you feel pretty all day. Try our Amazingly Grace Type Fragrance Oil in your own perfume and body spray recipe. This fruity and floral fragrance is very strong in perfumes and aroma beads and performs “Amazingly”.

 

 

Top Notes:  lemon sparkle, delicate lily, Italian bergamot
Mid Notes:  rose, jasmine, violet, citron, neroli
Base Notes:  musk, cedarwood

Let us know what fun recipes you can come up with using this strong fragrance oil.

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Antique Lace Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Antique Lace Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil is an amazing bouquet of floral scents that will entice your senses. Antique Lace Fragrance Oil captures the delicateness of an antique lace. An antique lace is an intricate laced design that is knitted together using many fine threads. Antique Lace Fragrance Oil uses notes of jasmine, fresh vanilla beans, and a bottom note of musk. This fragrance oil is great to use in bath and body products as well as candles.

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Aromatherapy Passion Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Aromatherapy Passion Fragrance Oil

Aromatherapy is the use of aromatic scents to increase your psychological and physical well-being. Aromatherapy Passion Fragrance Oil is a fragrance that you can use to do just that. This fragrance is something you can easily become passionate about using as it uses a romantic combination of floral fragrance oils and essential oils.

Top Notes:  jasmine, rose, lily, lilac
Mid Notes:  heliotrope, violet, English ivy, gardenia, carnation, hyacinth, lavender
Base Notes: soft woods, vanilla

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Beach Daisies Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Beach Daisies Fragrance Oil

Beach Daisies Fragrance Oil is a fragrance oil that helps you to capture the alluring smells of fresh green grass and blooming flowers while walking on the warm sands of the beach. When used in cold processes soap and candles, this fragrance performs the best in lighter yellow accents. You can make your own beach candles by using a little bit of yellow and brown liquid candle dye, and adding this fragrance oil. This fragrance oil is composed of the following notes…

Top Notes: Asian lemongrass, dune grass, daisy petals
Mid Notes:  gardenia bloom, ylang ylang, clove leaf
Base Notes:  blond woods, amber sands, sheer musk

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Bergamot & Tarragon Leaves Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Bergamot & Tarragon Leaves Fragrance Oil

The dried peel of bergamot is what is used to give Earl Grey tea it’s flavor. You will get a fresh herbal sensation when using this fragrance oil. Bergamot & Tarragon Leaves Fragrance Oil is a true spa like fragrance that will help you to relax while getting slight hints of fruit. A fun recipe that you can use this fragrance oil in is our Skin Softening Bath Bomb Recipe which will leave your skin feeling wonderful. The notes contained in this fragrance oil include…

Top Notes:  grapefruit, lime, bergamot
Mid Notes:  basil, tarragon, green leaves, jasmine
Base Notes:  hyacinth, geranium, oakmoss, bamboo

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Birds of Paradise Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Birds of Paradise Fragrance Oil

The Birds of Paradise Fragrance Oil is inspired by a tropical herb found in South Africa called the Birds of Paradise that resembles a bird in flight. This tropical herb contains beautiful blue and orange flowers that resemble the birds.  This fragrance oil is made up of a mixture of floral and amazing fruity scents. The notes that make up this fragrance oil consist of…

 

Top Notes:  lemon, orange, tuberose
Mid Notes:  birds of paradise, gardenia, rose, honeysuckle
Base Notes:  magnolia leaves, jasmine

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Burgundy Rose Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Burgundy Rose Fragrance Oil

Burgundy Rose Fragrance Oil is the combination of the scent a fresh red rose and deep, rich Burgundy red wine. For your significant other, you can make a Rose Bath Bomb Recipe as a romantic Valentine’s or date night gift using this fragrance. Also, try this fragrance in some of our candle recipes and see how rich this smell is. The notes of this fragrance oil consist of burgundy rose, fresh white floral, burgundy wine, warmed by precious musk and apple wood, all finished with a rose fragrance.

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Cannabis Rose Type Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Cannabis Rose Type Fragrance Oil

Our Cannabis Rose Type Fragrance Oil is one of our more unique blended fragrances that we carry. The cannabis rose has gained its popularity through Greek myth by being blessed by several Greek gods. This flower has a unique, sweet scent to it that many people have come to enjoy. There are many floral scents that make up the smell of this fragrance oil. The notes in this fragrance oil include: Bulgarian rose, pomegranate flower, bergamot, cannabis accord, sheer jasmine, and many other wonderful scents.

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Carnation Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Carnation Fragrance Oil

That fresh scent that you get when you freshly pick a clean, crisp flower is the aroma that this fragrance oil creates. Carnation Fragrance Oil captures the scents of the freshly picked carnation petals with bottom notes of fresh greenery. There are many potential uses for this amazing fragrance including making your own candle. For use in candle wax, it is recommended that you use no more than 10% of the amount of this fragrance oil to the amount of wax.

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Chamomile Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Chamomile Fragrance Oil

Chamomile is an herbal like flowering plant that is commonly used for natural herbal medicines and calming the senses. This flower is also commonly found being used in teas for aiding in the process of falling asleep. Chamomile Fragrance Oil captures the essence of freshly picked chamomile flowers mixed with a hint of fresh green herbs. This fragrance oil can be used in bath oils, lotions, perfumes, and soap recipes. A fun recipe of ours that you can create using this fragrance oil is our Chamomile Light Lotion Recipe.

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Daisy Type Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Daisy Type Fragrance Oil

Our Daisy Type Fragrance Oil is a rendition of the popular Daisy fragrance created by Marc Jacobs. This fragrance will remind you of a fresh patch of daisies in the middle of the cool of Spring. You can use this fragrance oil in our Whipped Cupcake Soap Recipe, which is an easy and decorative recipe to make.

Top Notes: lemon, jasmine
Mid Notes: muguet lily, rose petals, African violet, day lily
Base Notes: cedar wood, patchouli, musk

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Easter Bunny Burps Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Easter Bunny Burps Fragrance Oil

With Easter right around the corner, this fragrance oil will put you in the right mood for the holiday. Our Easter Bunny Burps Fragrance Oil went through 20 revisions before we finally found one that would work. The final result is a perfect mixture of garden greens with a slight hint of fresh mint. Then, combined with a middle note blend of spring flowers and green tones. All of these notes are finished off with a base of sandalwood for a warming glow. The fragrance oil is meant to capture the scents accompanying the life of the Easter Bunny.

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Floral Bouquet Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Floral Bouquet Fragrance Oil

There is nothing more refreshing in Spring that the array of different floral aromas that you can come across. This Floral Bouquet Fragrance Oil contains the scent of all the flowers that you can come across in a flower shoppe.

Top Notes: peach, eucalyptus, apple blossoms
Mid Notes:  hydrangea, rose, carnation, tulip
Base Notes:  jasmine, gardenia, cut grass, flower stems

This fragrance oil is amazing for give your home a refreshing scent when mixing with our potpourri and incense.

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance Oil

Roses are truly the flower of romance. Not only do these flowers contain a deep, attractive color to them; but they give off an aroma that is enticing to any nose. Our Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance Oil smells just like a freshly cut rose. This fragrance oil is one of our more popular sellers, and anyone can vouch on how fresh it smells. Did you also know that each colored rose has a different meaning behind it’s color? For example, pink-elegance colored roses usually resemble sincerity, loyalty, and purity.

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Icy Shine Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Icy Shine Fragrance Oil

Icy Shine Fragrance Oil is a cooling type of fragrance that will give you a fresh feeling. This fragrance oil encompasses a wide variety of floral all mixed with fresh fruits. If you like your hair smelling fresh, then there is a Silky Hair Gel Recipe that we have made that you can make for yourself.

Top:  Raspberries, Melon, Orange
Mid:  Muguet, Peony, Rose, Jasmine, Magnolia
Base:  Vanilla, Musk

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Lavender Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Lavender Fragrance Oil

If you need help falling asleep, then lavender is just for you to help with this. Our Lavender Fragrance Oil is the perfect aroma of true lavender flowers. You can make a candle with this fragrance oil, and it is recommended that you use a shredded purple color block to 4 pounds of candle wax. We also have a Natural Deodorant Recipe that you can make using this fragrance oil for feeling clean.

 

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Magnolia in Bloom Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Magnolia in Bloom Fragrance Oil

Magnolia in Bloom Fragrance Oil is a sensual, enticing scent that is complex with many different floral aromas. This fragrance oil is made up of notes of top notes of mandarin, ylang ylang, grapefruit, freesia, and hyacinth. Sitting on middle notes of tuberose, magnolia, plum, and lily. All sitting on base notes of white musk and vanilla bean. The colors that this fragrance work best in are purple and read if you want to make a candle or any bath & body products.

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - NG Blue Hydrangea Type Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – NG Blue Hydrangea Type Fragrance Oil

A Hydrangea is a bluish flower that grows in small clusters, and the name is supposed to mean “water vessels”. Our NG Blue Hydrangea Type Fragrance Oil is an amazing replication of Yankee’s scent. To compliment the color of this flower, it’s recommended to use a blue candle dye coloring to color any candle that you make using this fragrance oil. You can also make lotions, perfumes, soap, and many other unique recipes.

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - NG Rose & Violet Type Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – NG Rose & Violet Type Fragrance Oil

Some fresh flowers that smells wonderful in the fresh bloom of spring are roses and violets. These two flowers give off a wonderful aroma, and are very strong and unique in their own nature. Our NG Rose & Violet Type Fragrance Oil smells very closely to that of a fabric softener. This fragrance oil also adds its own splash of uniqueness by adding in notes of coconut, orange, and musk.

 

20 Floral Scents for Spring - Peony Fragrance Oil20 Floral Scents for Spring – Peony Fragrance Oil

The peony flower is a flower that is native to only Asia, Europe, and Western North America. These flowers have about 30 plus known species world wide, each with their own special color. Our Peony Fragrance Oil is one of the best floral fragrances that we have ever smelled, and is a best seller! Make sure when you are making any recipe with this fragrance oil containing a vanilla base, make sure to use Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to keep the true color in the recipe.

 

When talking about Spring fragrance oils, you can’t help but think about the many amazing flowers that make up these fragrances. Here is an article called “These Are the Flowers You Should Plant on the First Day of Spring“, that talks about different flowers that you can consider planting on the first day of spring. One of the prettiest flowers in this bunch that you can plant are tulips, not only do they have their own amazing sweet scent to them, but look great when growing in bunches. Another pretty flower are Camellias, as these flowers grow in many different layers. These flowers require acidic soil to grow in, and can be trained to grow against a shady wall.

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
26

How to use Castor Oil in Soap


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How to use Castor Oil in Soap

There are a lot of different oils available that you can use to add to your soap recipe. Soap contains fatty acids which these oils make up. One oil that stands out is Castor Oil, and I’m going to explain how to use castor oil in soap. Castor Oil is commonly used in cold process soaps to give it a very lathery feel, and is all around a wonderful product to use. You aren’t only limited to soaps though, castor oil can be used in different cosmetic skin oils, bath products, lip products, and many other different products. Explained below are a lot of different benefits you can get out of castor oil, and some of our recipes that we’ve created using it.

 

Castor Oil Usage Rates in Cold Processed SoapCastor Oil Usage Rates in Cold Process Soap

The basic foundation of making any type of soap is mixing fatty acids, lye, and water. For cold process soaps, or any soap in general, NaOH is the preferred lye compound to use. Castor oil is used in the category of fatty acids, as it is made up of three different acids. The fatty acids are identified below with their percentage amount used in the castor oil composition. It is recommended that 5%-8% of castor oil is used in any cold process or hot process soap recipe. Using anywhere above 10% is known to make your soap really stick and unappealing to use.  Also, to saponify one gram of Castor Oil, you need to add .128-.180mg of NaOH for cold processed soap. Castor oil is also known to have a shelf life of one year after opening.

Ricinoleic – 90%
Oleic – 4%
Linoleic – 4%

Properties of Castor Oil

There are many unique properties associated with castor oil that make it a great oil choice to use in cold process soap. Castor Oil is a humectant, which means that it attracts moisture to your skin. Due to this property, it’s great to use in cold process soap, because it’ll allow you to retain moisture when using.  You can also add castor oil to lip balms and massage oils to create a silky glide. The silky glide will make applying the product way easier. On top of its moisturizing qualities, this oil is also known to provide hair growth stimulation as well. Just add the oil to any of our soap or conditioner recipes to see it’s full effects. Adding this oil to cold process soap will also make it more conditioning, thus allowing your hands to be softer after use.

 

Castor Oil for Soap and CosmeticsBenefits of Using Castor Oil

There are many benefits to using castor oil in any of our recipes. This oil is a thicker oil, so any product that it’s used in will be an excellent moisturizer. There are also a lot of natural fatty acids that make up this oil. This makes the oil great for use with the skin.  Castor oil will not only moisturize you, but will nourish your skin as well. When used in lotions and body butters, this oil is also known to make your skin appear more youthful. This oil can also be used in cosmetics, like for example in mascara. When used in mascara, castor oil is believed to be contributed to growing darker, more full eyebrows over time. When applied directly to the skin, this oil is also known to be antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory.

 

Castor Oil in Soap: Tuscan Wine CP Soap RecipeCastor Oil in Soap: Tuscan Wine CP Soap Recipe

Tuscan Wine Cold Process Soap is a creative soap that we’ve created here at Nature’s Garden. This soap captures the colors of wine, and the dark purple colors of grapes. Something unique about this recipe is that it uses real wine in the soap. With the castor oil being used in the soap recipe, it will create a lot of conditioning and lather from the soap. On top of the castor oil, this recipe contains 5 different types of oils. Have fun when making this recipe using real wine.

 

Castor Oil in Soap: Beard Oil RecipeCastor Oil in Soap: Beard Oil Recipe

The Bear Oil Recipe is perfect for maintaining any type of beard or facial hair. You want to make sure your beard is ran under warm water before using this recipe, to allow your beard to absorb all the nutrients. This recipe also makes a great gift for your man if you’re looking for something easy to make. This recipe also contains castor oil. Castor oil is great for skin nourishment and moisturizing in beard oil. You can also soothe your skin with the natural herbs that are located in this recipe.

Castor Oil in Soap: Lime Cupcake CP Soap RecipeCastor Oil in Soap: Lime Cupcake CP Soap Recipe

The sweet taste of a cupcake, with the tart finish of a fresh lime. This delicious looking recipe is fun to make. You can also show this recipe off in your house when finished. Nature’s Garden’s Lime Cupcake Soap Recipe is a very colorful recipe, and features cute limes on top of the cupcakes. The fun part, you can apply this frosting  just like real frosting. You pour whipped white soap batter into a bag, and can squeeze it through any cake decorating tip that you choose to use. The castor oil in this recipe also allows the soap to give your skin a nourished and moisturized finish. You can also use this soap as a fun bathroom or kitchen decoration.

 

Castor Oil in Soap: Beginners Cold Process Soap RecipeCastor Oil in Soap: Beginners Cold Process Soap Recipe

Are you new to soap making? This Beginners Cold Process Soap Recipe is perfect for beginners with no soap making experience to understand the concepts behind soap making. One makes soap with three fundamental ingredients: fatty acids, water, and lye. This recipe uses castor oil as one of its fatty acids which allows the soap to have a high moisturizing content. Rain Barrel Fragrance Oil is used in this recipe, and this fragrance features fresh watery tones, crisp ozone, and hints of lemon. So, not only does this simple soap recipe feel amazing, but smells fresh. Like any soap recipe, it’s also advised to practice safety before making this recipe by following our Basic CP Soap Making Class. Practicing appropriate safety will allow you to keep harmful chemicals away from your skin.

 

Castor Oil in Soap: Bastille Cold Processed Soap RecipeCastor Oil in Soap: Bastille Cold Processed Soap Recipe

Looking for a masculine, yet simple soap for your shower? Bastille Cold Processed Soap is great for a simple soap that is great to have around in your shower. This soap features The Fastlane Fragrance Oil which embodies a great masculine scent. This soap is easy to make and incorporates castor oil as one of its fatty acids. The castor oil adds a lathering effect to the soap that makes it very bubbly when applied to the skin. On top of it, this soap has a great glide effect which makes it easy to apply to the skin without sticking. One fun feature about this soap is that you have the versatility to color it however you please. We hope you have fun making this creative soap idea!

 

Castor Oil in Soap: Pooch Smooch Solid Shampoo Bar RecipeCastor Oil in Soap: Pooch Smooch Solid Shampoo Bar Recipe

Are you having issues with your puppy or dog running outside and getting dirty. There are even soap recipes that you can make to keep your loyal canine companion clean. Nature’s Garden’s Pooch Smooch Shampoo Bar Recipe uses a lot of different ingredients. The ingredients used in this recipe are harmless to pets. You can make this recipe home alone by yourself. This recipe uses Oatmeal Melt and Pour soap which contains no scents, and won’t irritate your pet when using it. We make this scent with notes of citrus, fresh cucumber, and floral. To the knowledge of Nature’s Garden, we are the only supplier to carry a line of fragrances specially designed for your furry companions. You can also use this fragrance in human products as well.

 

Lavender Sage Bath BombCastor Oil in Soap: Lavender Sage Bath Bomb Recipe

After a long day, there is nothing more soothing than soaking in a bath bomb infused bathtub. Now not only do you get the soothing effects of the bath bomb, but the lavender herbs should help you to relax. This recipe is not only very creative, but easy to make. The Lavender Sage Bath Bomb Recipe features our Floral Musk Fragrance Oil which complements the scent of the lavender flowers. This fragrance oil features a lot of different floral and herbal scents like patchouli, fern leaves, and lavender. When making this recipe, you should be very careful with packing the bath bomb together. Adding too much witch hazel will cause it to activate too soon, and packing it too tight will cause it to fall apart on you. But, if you can get down how to create this recipe, then it will be a perfect recipe to have around when you come home.

 

Silky Lip Butter RecipeCastor Oil in Soap: Silky Lip Butter Recipe

Castor Oil gives any lip balm a silky glide sensation. Nature’s Garden’s Silky Lip Butter Recipe is perfect for dry lip, as the castor oil helps in allowing it to glide along your lips. Any kind of chapped lips shouldn’t be a problem for this lip butter, due to the castor oil allowing it to have a silky texture. This product uses Powdered Stevia Powder as a sweetener, which gives the lip butter a sweeter taste to it. Not only do you get the sweetness of the sweetener, but you also get fruity flavors of the Tropical Paradise Flavoring that is used. You will enjoy this lip butter any time of the year, and is wonderful to use in the dry winter season. On top of the amazing flavors, this recipe also uses natural Beeswax, Coconut Oil, and Cocoa Butter.

 

Sinus Relief Bath Bomb RecipeCastor Oil in Soap: Sinus Relief Bath Bomb Recipe

There is nothing more annoying than when your sinuses get congested from the colder weather. This Sinus Relief Bath Bomb will help to no only soothe, but will help in clearing out your nasal passages. All you have to do is put the bath bomb in a hot, brewed bath, and just breathe. This bath bomb uses a lot of different natural herbs that aid in the beneficial features of this product. One of the herbs is Spearmint Leaf Cut and Sifted. When you add these leaves directly to the bath bomb, you give the bath bomb an exfoliating factor. Not only do you have to use spearmint leaf in bath bombs, you can also use it in scrubs, bath salts, soaps, etc.

There are a lot of other methods that you can use to relieve your sinuses. Many methods are all homemade, and this article, How to Relieve Sinus Pressure, from Medical News Today outlines some home remedies for sinus relief. One of the more commonly used methods mentioned in the article is steam inhalation. This method helps to open the pores in the nasal passages, and allows the build up to flow out the nose. Another method is by using essential oils, and burning them through a diffuser. The diffuser will create a vapor cloud that is healthy to breathe, and great for opening up the nasal passages.

 

Feb
10

Coconut Oil For Soap Making


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Coconut Oil for Soap MakingCoconut Oil for Soap Making

Soap making is a fun process that anyone can enjoy picking up. This hobby is open to so much creativity and there are many benefits that can come of it. There are many ways to use coconut oil for soap making, and many benefits that coconut oil can contribute to your soap. Some of these benefits can range from skin remedies to moisturizing qualities. There are also certain ways that coconut oil is used in the soap making process, and different types of soap that it works best with. Some recipes using coconut oil are also shared, and they highlight the uses of coconut oil and many other unique features associated with the recipe. Out of all of the recipes, compare the difference that coconut oil makes compared to the other oils. As you can tell, coconut oil has many uses when used in the soap making process.

Properties of Coconut Oil

You extract coconut oil from copra. Copra is the dried inner flesh of the coconut. There are many properties of coconut oil that makes it a wonderful choice to use in your bath and body products. There are three fatty acids that make up this oil: capric acid, lauric acid, and caprylic acid. These fatty acids can provide many great benefits for your skin. There are many healthy saturated fats that make up coconut oil. These saturated fats have been known to promote weight loss and provide your body and brain with quick energy.

There are two types of coconut oils carried at Nature’s Garden: Coconut Oil 76 and Fractionated Coconut Oil. Fractionated coconut oil contains medium-chain triglycerides that allow it to stay liquid at lower temperatures than the coconut oil 76. Coconut oil 76 also contains more fatty acids like: Myristic, Palmitic, and Stearic which give it different properties. One of the properties is that it doesn’t blend in with other oils as well as fractionated coconut oil does. Both forms of coconut oil have their own benefit, it’s up to you to decide which one you need.

 

Benefits of Coconut Oil in SoapBenefits of Coconut Oil in Soap

There are many benefits that coconut oil can provide to your soap recipe. One benefit that coconut oil has is that it is a great natural moisturizer. Using soap with coconut oil in the shower will help your cracked and dry skin. You can reduce fungal growth, bacteria, and inflammation with coconut oil. This will allow your skin to stay clear of anything that can damage it. Also, your skin won’t suffer from malicious odors that are associated with these infections. There are many naturally occurring fatty acids in coconut oil as mentioned above. These fatty acids have been known to be restorative to dry and cracked skin. Other skin issues that this oil has been known to reduce include eczema, cuts, burns, athlete’s foot, and many more. Give this oil a try in some of our soap recipes, and see how well it benefits you.

How to Use Coconut Oil in Soap

Nature’s Garden has many different types of soap that use coconut oil. Coconut oil’s benefits most when used in cold process soap, but can also be used in melt and pour soap too. The many fatty acids contained in coconut oil easily emulsify with water, so using coconut oil is a plus in making soap. Some of the properties that coconut oil contributes to the soap in the process is hardness, cleansing, and bubbly lather. Many other properties are described in this Soaping Oil Properties page. You shouldn’t add more than 30% coconut oil to your recipe. See how easy it was to make your soap when you added coconut oil into the process. Coconut oil has many benefits in the soap making process and when used on your skin.

 

Holiday Pomegranate Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Oil for Soap Making – Holiday Pomegranate Cold Process Soap Recipe

The first featured soap recipe that uses coconut oil is our Holiday Pomegranate Cold Process Soap Recipe. As mentioned above, cold process soap recipes seem to benefit the most from coconut oil, and we’ll show that in this recipe. Coconut oil is added into the soap recipe with many other oils, but as you can notice, we wait until the heated oils drop down to room temperature before mixing them in. This demonstrates how easy it is to incorporate these oils even after they’ve solidified. On top of using coconut oil, this recipe also uses olive oil. Olive oil, when added to soap, also provides a moisturizing content to the soap, but also contains other beneficial properties. Olive oil can make excellent hard, white bars of soap. On top of the many beneficial oils, this recipe has many unique holiday themed designs that would look amazing in any house.

Gin Martini CP Soap RecipeCoconut Oil for Soap Making – Gin Martini CP Soap Recipe

Do you enjoy sipping on a nice, refreshing martini after a long day? If yes, then you will enjoy this coconut oil soap recipe. The Gin Martini CP Soap Recipe also contains Coconut Oil 76, and as mentioned before, this oil has a lot more fatty acids than fractionated coconut oil. These fatty acids incorporated in well with the lye solution when making the soap. On top of incorporating well, these fatty acids will also provide many great benefits for your skin. They will not only moisturize your skin but can protect it from many ailments.

This soap uses Nature’s Gardens’ Gin Martini Fragrance Oil which is the perfect fruity swirl of martini notes. This fragrance oil contains notes of club soda, citrus, rosemary, balsam fir, crushed ginger, and crisp cedar. Using this fragrance, also means that you are using the scent of the number one requested drink across the world today! When making this recipe, it should also be noted that mixing the champagne water with the lye will create a volcanic effect. Noting this volcanic effect, this is why we recommend you mix this in a sink in a deep bowl.

 

Coconut Oil for Soap Making - Kiwi Watermelon Soap RecipeCoconut Oil for Soap Making – Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe

There is no better refreshing combination than that of kiwi and watermelon. With watermelon being comprised of nearly 92% water, it’s no wonder that it’s as refreshing as it is. This is another cold process soap recipe that uses coconut oil. Besides coconut oil, there are many other oils in this recipe. Ultimately, all of these oils are melted down and added to the water using lye. An interesting touch that is added to this recipe is the addition of Mica Diamond Dust Powder. Add this powder to any recipe to give it an extra glistening effect. You can see the frothy top glistens with the use of Mica Powder. There are red and green colors that are swirled into the soap to represent watermelon and kiwi respectively.

 

Orange Swirled CP Soap RecipeCoconut Oil for Soap Making – Orange Swirled CP Soap Recipe

This is an interesting recipe which incorporates melt and pour soap. This recipe uses Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap to create the oranges that are attached to the cold process soap. This occurs by making the orange soap embeds in advanced, then placing them on the cold process soap. The cp soap will grab onto the orange embeds and hold them in place. This recipe has it to where you have two separate bowls of soap. One bowl with white soap, and another bowl with orange soap colored with Eye Poke Orange FUN Soap Colorant. Afterwards, you want to take a spatula and drip the white soap into the bowl of the orange soap, then swirl them together. This will give you the cool white and orange swirl effect that you see in the soap.

 

Mistletoe CP Soap RecipeCoconut Oil in Soap Making – Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe

The perfect soap recipe to make for the holidays. By tradition, you give a kiss to anyone you are caught under the mistletoe with. This cute recipe incorporates the various colors of a mistletoe including the green leaves and the red berries. An interesting feature of this recipe is the use of the Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant to make leaves. This happens by putting a line of the darker green soap batter on top of the lighter green. Afterwards, a wooden skewer is ran in a wavy pattern across the dark green line of soap. This wavy pattern resembles a whole string of leaves. On top of the unique design of this soap, the addition of the coconut oil will guarantee to keep your skin moist after use. Try this recipe for yourself and amaze your guests.

 

Herbal Soap RecipeCoconut Oil for Soap Making – Herbal Soap Recipe

There is nothing more soothing to apply to your skin than natural herbs. This herbal soap recipe is another soap recipe that uses coconut oil as one of its fatty acids. This recipe incorporates a lot of yellows, and even uses little happy faces as a melt and pour soap decoration. The fragrance oil of choice for this freshening recipe is Dandelion Pear Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil incorporates a mix of dandelion, pear, wildflowers, green tea, and aloe vera. The scents in this fragrance oil are a blend of fresh fruit with herbal aromas. To even add an additional touch to this recipe, it even calls for chamomile to be sprinkled on top, which will add that natural touch of herbs.

 

Spearmint Soap RecipeCoconut Oil for Soap Making – Spearmint Soap Recipe

Spearmint always seems to contain that extra soothing, cooling touch that makes anyone feel fresh. This soap recipe attempts to capture the colors of spearmint, with a strong minty scent to it. Adding the coconut oil to this soap will allow it to contain restorative properties. Many restorative ointments usually tend to have a minty scent to them, why the soap feel great to apply to your skin. This recipe uses Spearmint Fragrance Oil, which is a strong oil with many wonderful notes. This fragrance oil is true to its name, and it creates a strong minty aroma. Try this recipe, and see how soothing you feel when you get out of the shower next time.

 

Recapping How you can Use Coconut Oil

After reading about the benefits of using coconut oil and all of the several soap recipes that it’s used in, can you see why it’s a great choice to use? Coconut oil is great to use in soap making for relieving your skin of any terrible ailments like burns, cuts, scrapes, or anything else. If you have sensitive skin, you can also use coconut oil infused soap, and it will work well on your skin. Coconut oil contains many natural fatty acids that work well with your skin. Coconut oil 76 seems to contain more fatty acids, hence is usually the popular choice in making cold process soap. Also looking at the many recipes, you can make very colorful, creative soap recipes that use coconut oil as well. For example, one of the recipes used Mica Diamond Dust to add an extra shimmer to it, and it looks amazing!

 

Besides its use in soap making, bath and body products, and cosmetics; you can use Coconut oil in various food products. This fun article describes 32 different sweet and savory recipes that are made using coconut oil. Whenever I wake up in the morning, there is nothing more energizing than eating granola before starting the day. This article describes a delicious maple, pecan, and sour cherry granola recipe. When used in this recipe, coconut oil helps to add flavor and keeps everything in big, chewy clumps. This helps to incorporate all the flavors in all of the bites that you take. Another popular recipe that uses Coconut oil is deep friend chicken. This recipe deep fries the chicken like normal, then it brushes coconut oil on top for a crispy, clear coat.

Feb
07

Melt and Pour Soap Making Supplies


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Melt and Pour Soap Making SuppliesMelt and Pour Soap Making Supplies

One of the most common ways to create soap is to use melt and pour soap bases. We are going to be discussing all of the melt and pour soap making supplies that you will need to get started on some projects! Natures Garden has a ton of recipes, useful information, and materials on our website to help you out with soap making. As far as melt and pour, there are eleven soap bases that we carry for you to choose from. A couple of the ones we have are Shea Butter, Goat’s Milk, and Cocoa Butter. We also have some classes on our website that will help you to succeed, which are especially useful for beginner soap makers. Our Easy Directions for Making Melt and Pour Soap class will provide you with a step by step tutorial on how to make a puppy paw soap. The other class we have, How to Use Melt and Pour Soap, will teach you how to make agave lime soap.

Easy Directions for Melt and Pour: Puppy Paw Soap

There are only a few ingredients that you will need to make this recipe. In order to, you will need the 1 oz Quick Order Da Bomb Soap Dye, two pounds of Quick Order Melt and Pour Soap, and the Square Loaf Molds. The Natures Garden website has each of these ingredients readily available to all of our customers. The craft equipment you need to make melt and pour soap include a bowl, a cutting board, knife, measuring utensils and mixing spoons. Other ingredients that might be necessary are soap dyes, body safe fragrance oil, rubbing alcohol, and soap molds.

After selecting the soap base that you want to use, cut it up into cubes. Add them to your microwave safe bowl and melt them in 30 second increments until the soap is fully melted. Then, add in colorant if you want to, and a Natures Garden body safe fragrance oil. For this pet safe soap, we used the scent Pooch Smooch. This fragrance brings together a combination of sweet melon, cucumber, and hints of orange. After adding these, stir the mixture to incorporate everything together. Then, pour it into your soap mold cavities. Sometimes air bubbles can appear from pouring. To fix and remove these, spray the product with rubbing alcohol. Now, you can allow for your soap to set up! You can either let them cool down naturally, or place them in the refrigerator to speed the process up. This is one example to show just how easy it is to make recipes using melt and pour soap!

How to Use Melt and Pour Soap

We have another class on the Natures Garden website, which also shows how to make recipes using melt and pour soap. In this class, we show you how to make scented soap. For this recipe, you will need two pounds of the Quick Order Melt and Pour Soap, 1 oz of the Quick Order FUN Soap Colorants, a Natures Garden body safe fragrance oil, or a natural oil like Natural Vanilla Infusion (35 Fold), and the Basic Oval Soap Molds. Choose which ever soap base you want to work with from the eleven that we carry. Cut your base into cubes, place them in a bowl, and microwave in 30 second intervals until the soap is completely melted. Then, you can add a FUN soap colorant to it, some of the scented oil and stir. Pour the mixture into the oval molds and spray them with rubbing alcohol. Allow time for them to completely cool down. Once it has cooled down, you will have your finished product!

Melt and Pour Soap Kit

Natures Garden sells different kinds of kits that our customers can use to create a bunch of products and projects. One of these is our melt and pour soap kit to help you make homemade soap. With this kit, you can choose between either Goat’s Milk or Ultra Clear as your melt and pour soap base. It will come with a two pound slab of which ever one you choose. The kit also comes with four different samples of Natures Garden fragrance oils. Currently, we include Sweet Pea, Best Friends, Oatmeal Milk and Honey, and Lavender in this kit. Additionally, you will receive two Da Bomb liquid soap dyes in the colors currently, red and blue. Finally, this kit contains the oval decorative and angel heart soap molds. This kit makes it easy for beginners to start creating homemade soap. There is a full list of instructions included so that you can get started. Ordering additional fragrance oils, soap dyes, soap colorants, and different molds can give an endless variety to your soap making!

Our Soap Bases

Our eleven melt and pour soap bases are fairly similar to one another. They have a lot of the same ingredients and all of them are free of SLS, there are no added detergents, they are gluten free, and they have not been tested on animals. When made into soap, they lather nicely, creating plenty of bubbles and suds. These bases ease the process of soap making because making your soap will only take a few steps! Each of our bases follow the same steps. All you will need to do is cut the soap, melt it down in the microwave, and then add fragrance oil to it. Adding a scent can give more character to your product. As long as it is a body safe fragrance oil, you can choose which ever one you want from Natures Garden. You can also give character to your soap by making it colorful with a soap colorant. We sell FUN soap colorants in multiple shades, which make it easy to dye your products either light or dark.

Shea Butter Melt and Pour Soap

The first Natures Garden soap base we will discuss is Shea Butter. This is made up from vegetable glycerin, sodium stearate, sodium cocoate, sodium myristate, sunflower oil, coconut oil, palm oil, purified water, shea butter, and titanium dioxide. The combination of these ingredients creates a quality moisturizing soap product that will leave your skin feeling great. Additionally, shea butter can treat acne, reduce inflammation of the skin, and reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Since there a few holidays approaching, we wanted to share some recipes made from these soap bases that are relevant to this time of year! Our Hearts a Flutter Soap and Easter Bunny Soaps Recipe are made using this luscious base of shea butter.

Goat’s Milk Melt and Pour Soap

Our Goat’s Milk Melt and Pour Soap Base contains coconut oil, palm oil, and sunflower oil. It also has glycerin, goat’s milk, titanium dioxide, and germall plus, which is a common cosmetic preservative. Goat’s milk is an ingredient commonly added to lotions, creams, and lip balms because it is incredibly moisturizing and hydrating for the skin. It is great for people who have sensitive skin conditions such as psoriasis or eczema. Goat’s milk removes dead skin cells from different surfaces on the body to provide smooth and healthy skin. Check out this Valentines Day Bouquet Recipe craft and Solid Sugar Scrub Recipe product that we made using this base!

SLS Free Glycerin Melt and Pour Soap

Although all of the Natures Garden melt and pour bases are free of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), we decided to call this base SLS free. Each of our bases are made of 99.5% glycerin and pure deodorized double distilled coconut oil. Other ingredients in this product are propylene glycol, sodium stearate, sorbitol, sodium myristate, triethanolamine, sodium laurate, sodium cocoate, and purified water. The color of this base can vary from diamond clarity to a slightly cloudy yellowish. We have a cute and fun craft to make that is great for Valentines Day. Our Heart Soaps with Love Message Recipe is a perfect gift for the upcoming holiday. It makes red, pink, and white soap hearts that have a hidden, laminated love message for your significant other between them.

Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap

This cocoa butter melt and pour soap base contains glycerin, coconut oil, palm oil, and theobroma cacao (cocoa butter). Cocoa butter is the fat that gets separated out from cocoa beans. It has luxurious qualities to it, which is why it is commonly added to lip balms, lip glosses, lotions, scrubs, and soap. It is very nourishing and moisturizing for all skin types, including those with sensitive skin conditions like dermatitis. Both the Chocolate Dipped Bath Fizzies Recipe and our Vanilla Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe on the website are easy to follow recipes that use this cocoa butter melt and pour soap base.

Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap

Our hemp oil soap base is unscented, contains no SLS, and no added detergents. This base is made up of vegetable glycerin, coconut oil, palm oil, sunflower oil, cannabis sativa seed (hemp) oil, titanium dioxide, and a few other ingredients. Hemp oil can moisturize the skin without clogging your pores. It also hydrates the skin and can regulate the skin’s production of oil. This soap base can make products such as our Bamboo Hemp Soap and Easter Egg Soap recipes.

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

The diamond clear melt and pour soap base is used in so many of the products listed on our website. One of these is the Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap Recipe project, which is another one that is great for Valentines Day. We also have the Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe. This base can provide healthier looking skin, attracts moisture to skin, and can treat oily skin conditions. It has superior lathering qualities to it and makes your skin feel soft. Just like with the SLS free base, the diamond clear soap may range in color between diamond like clarity to a yellowish and slightly cloudy shade.

Honey Melt and Pour Soap

This honey soap base comes in a golden yellow honey colored slab. Some ingredients it contains are honey, glycerin, coconut oil, water, palm oil, and sunflower oil. Honey is a product that provides a lot of benefits to the skin. It is naturally antibacterial, which helps to prevent acne. Additionally, honey has antioxidants that can reduce the appearance of aging and wrinkles, and is soothing on the skin. Our Loofah Honey Melt and Pour Soap Recipe was made with this base.

Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap

Like the others, this oatmeal melt and pour soap has vegetable glycerin, sodium stearate, palm oil, coconut oil, and water. It also contains avena sativa (oat kernel), which gives it the oatmeal name. Oat kernel extract cleanses the skin naturally by removing dirt and oil from its surfaces. It can also reduce the size of pores and smooth the texture of your skin. One of the recipes we have on the website that was made with our oatmeal soap base are these Peeps Bunny Cupcake Soaps, which are fun to make for Easter.

The last couple of Natures Garden melt and pour soap bases that we did not mention in this blog are the Yogurt, Mango Butter, and Soya. There are also plenty of other recipes attached to each of these on our website for you to check out!

Soaping Projects

Check out this blog page of 13 Melt and Pour Soap Ideas and Recipes from Wonderful DIY. This gives some creative soap inspiration to use our melt and pour soap bases! Some of the ones mentioned are an Activated Charcoal Soap, Gemstone Soaps, and Confetti Soap. The pictures that go with these recipes are beautiful too! These all go to show that soap making can be a super fun and enjoyable hobby. When you give our melt and pour soap bases a try, reach out to us on our social media to show your creations!

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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.

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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!

 

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Jan
21

How to Use Goats Milk Soap Base


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How to Use Goats Milk Soap BaseHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base

Goat’s milk is a wonderful alternative to regular cow’s milk. Goats Milk Soap Base is made using actual goat’s milk and provides a lot of benefits to anyone who decides to use it in their soap making recipes. This soap base has many different applications, and there are many recipes created at Nature’s Garden that use this soap. For this soap, it’s usually recommended to add 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of fragrance oil for every pound of soap base. It’s useful to know this if you decide to make your own recipe because you aren’t only limited to our recipes.

What makes up Goats Milk Soap Base?

Our Goat Milk Soap Base is gluten free as it is made up of Vegetable Glycerin, Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Goat’s Milk, and other natural ingredients. This soap also doesn’t add any external detergents and is unscented. Without the use of external detergents, this soap is also great for exfoliating your skin without irritating it. This soap is naturally good at moisturizing your skin too. Also, the pH balance of the fatty acids in the soap is very similar to human skin. Knowing this, it can now be seen why Goat’s Milk Soap Base is the ideal choice for those with dry sensitive skin. You can use this soap on any skin type. This is due to its gentle care on sensitive skin.

 

Benefits of using Goats Milk Soap BaseBenefits of using Goats Milk Soap Base

There are a lot of benefits of using Goat’s Milk Soap Base in your soap recipes. One benefit is that is works great on skin with acne, eczema, and psoriasis. The reason for this is that this soap doesn’t use any harsh detergents. This soap also contains hydroxy acids, which are known to remove dead skin cells from the skin. Also, this natural soap is great for keeping your skin moist while using it in the bath. Usually, you get that super dry, tight skin feeling when using other soap in the shower, this soap base won’t do that. Goat’s Milk also contains Vitamin A which is good for skin and cell damage. Goat’s Milk also contains Vitamin B2 which is great for maintaining the body’s natural energy supply. There are a lot more benefits to this soap out there as well.

 

Different Applications of Goats Milk Soap Base

There are a wide variety of recipes that you can create using Nature’s Garden’s Goats Milk Soap Base. You mainly use this soap in melt and pour soap recipes. A lot of these recipes are colorful and open to creative decoration. For example, there are recipes with colorful sprinkles, recipes that contain colorful swirls, and even recipes that have colorful stripes in them. Another way to use this soap base is to whip a whipped soap base, and apply it to the melt and pour soap for a whipped texture. Goats Milk Soap Base can make bath fizzies recipes too. There are many ideas that you can come up with using this soap base, it’s up to you to decide what you like.

 

How to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Blackberry Cupcake Soaps RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Blackberry Cupcake Soap Recipe

The Blackberry Cupcake Soap Recipe is the perfect rendition of a freshly baked blackberry muffin. The Goat’s Milk Soap Base is in this recipe for creating the muffin base and the blackberries. You color the blackberries with violet and black soap colorants. Then, they are scented with Nature’s Garden’s Blackberry Jam Fragrance Oil.  You can top this recipe off with creative blackberries. They look similar to real blackberries. Anyone can create this recipe, and it also makes a beautiful decoration for any room in your home. You won’t get over how wonderful the scent this cupcake soap gives off too when it’s finished.

 

How to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Coconut Lime Verbana Soap Bowl RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Coconut Lime Verbana Soap Bowl Recipe

Here is a fun recipe that anyone would enjoy creating. The purpose behind the Coconut Lime Verbana Soap Bowl Recipe is to capture the look of a busted open coconut. Goat’s Milk Soap Base is used to create the coconut shells and the bits of broken coconut that go inside of the soap recipe. You need about 40 cubes of the melt and pour soap base to make this recipe. There are also lime slices and a straw incorporated into this recipe. For this part, you use SLS free glycerin melt and pour soap. Anyone would enjoy making this soap recipe and appreciate the creativeness that goes into it. A unique feature of this recipe is that you use a balloon to create the coconut shell. You blow up a balloon, then mold the shell of the coconut around it, then you pop it to create the shell.

 

Coffee Melt and Pour Soap RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Coffee Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

For all of the early morning people, this Coffee Melt and Pour Soap Recipe is perfect for you. There’s nothing more exciting than the smell of freshly brewed coffee in the morning. This recipe uses Fresh Brewed Coffee – World’s Base as the fragrance oil of choice. This fragrance oil will give your kitchen or bathroom that fresh brewed coffee smell that you adore. There’s also a fun aspect to this naturally made soap recipe as well. This aspect being that the soap also incorporates actual brewed coffee and freshly ground coffee beans. We hope you enjoy making this soap, as much as you’ll also enjoy the scent.

 

How to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Floating Noah's Ark Soap RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Floating Noah’s Ark Soap Recipe

Here’s a fun biblical soap recipe that is great for kids and adults to create at home. Floating Noah’s Ark Soap Recipe recreates Noah’s ark in a cute way by creating a wooden boat with a lot of cute animals. The entire recipe is created using Goat’s Milk Soap Base, as it allows the vibrant colors to show. You can choose which FUN Soap Colorant you want to use for your animals. The animals are cut using Nature’s Garden’s Embeded Mold – Animal Zoo. When making this recipe, you also want to pay particular attention to how thoroughly you melt the soap. If the soap is still clumpy, it will leave white spots in the finished product, and won’t look as appealing. You start off melting the soap for 30 minutes at first. Then you go for shorter intervals and eye ball it after.

 

How to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Chocolate Orchid Melt and Pour Soap RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Chocolate Orchid Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Chocolate orchids are also known as “Sharry Babies”, and have a smooth chocolaty color to them. This Chocolate Orchid Melt and Pour Soap Recipe attempts to capture both the colors of chocolate and orchids to create a fun soap recipe. Goat’s Milk Soap Base makes up the entirety of this recipe. You use it with light purple, chocolate, and dark purple colors. The light purple makes up the base, the dark purple makes some of the confetti, and the chocolate color for the swirls and some of the confetti. The entire recipe is scented using Nature’s Garden’s Chocolate Orchid Fragrance Oil. For appearance, when you go to cut the confetti that goes on top, as well as the swirl slices, make sure they are all equal in size. Overall though, this recipe is really easy to make, and anyone would have fun making this at home.

 

How to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Soap Frosting RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Soap Frosting Recipe

For anyone newer to making soap, this soap is right up their ally. This Soap Frosting Recipe is not only easy, but it incorporates a lot of different eye appealing colors. What this recipe is, is a cupcake base with whipped soap frosting and sprinkles on top. For the soap frosting, you end up mixing together the Goats Milk Soap Base and whipped soap. These two different types of soap are mixed together using a hand mixer. The consistency of this soap frosting is soft, but yet firm enough to stand up. You can also scent this soap frosting using any of Nature’s Garden’s fragrance oils. For this recipe we used Buttercream Fragrance Oil, but if you use our recommended percentages of fragrance oils, then you can use any fragrance oil that you think is complimentary.

 

How to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Snowball Soap RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Snowball Soap Recipe

With winter right around the corner, here’s a fun snowy recipe to make inside while enduring the cold. The Snowball Soap Recipe also makes for a great decor piece too. This recipe uses a cute combination of light blues and whites. You make this recipe primarily with Goats Milk Soap Base. Thus meaning the soap is great to use during the cold dry months. The reason for this being that you can use Goat’s Milk Soap Base on dry, sensitive skin. The fun part of this recipe is the snowballs that go inside of the melt and pour soap. You melt the Goat’s Milk Soap Base and pour it into the snowball molds, then let them set up, and add them to the soap. Everything made in this recipe is made using Peppermint Essential Oil, which is freshening and strong.

 

Raspberry Zinger Bath Fizzies RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Raspberry Zinger Bath Fizzies Recipe

Here is a recipe that you wouldn’t expect Soap Base to be used. In this Raspberry Zinger Bath Fizzy Recipe, you shred the Goats Milk Base Soap with a cheese grater. Then you throw it on top of the Zingers. This should resemble shredded coconut. You make the rest of the bath fizzy with  ingredients like baking powder, arrowroot powder, citric acid, etc. Another fun aspect of this recipe is all of the colors that it incorporates. These colors blend well to show off all of the unique flavors that make up a Raspberry Zinger. The part of the Zinger recipe that stands out is the pink layer. The pink layer is made by incorporating 1 part Fun Soap Colorant Tomato Red and 3 parts Fun Soap Colorant Deep Purple.

 

How to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Psychedelic Suds Soap RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Psychedelic Suds Soap Recipe

Here’s a soap recipe filled entirely with different colors and creativity. The Psychedelic Suds Soap resembles that of a lava lamp. Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base is used to make the base of this soap recipe, and Goats Milk Soap Base is used to make the colorful parts of the recipe. Straws are used to create the colorful soap on the inside of this recipe. For a tropical, fruity touch, we use Aloha Fragrance Oil in this recipe to scent the soap. This recipe uses the colors pink, green, blue, yellow, and orange. The reason behind picking these colors is that they are some of the more vibrant colors in the FUN Soap Colorant collection. We hope you enjoy making this recipe and enjoy the scents associated with this soap. 

 

We covered the soap making recipes associated with Goats Milk Soap Base, now here are some home cooking recipes you can make using goat’s milk. This article has a delicious recipe for goat cheese stuffed mushrooms. Stuffed mushrooms are usually a delicious choice of an appetizer to use for any holiday dinner. These stuffed mushrooms use cremini mushrooms and incorporates a lot of different flavors that blend well with the goat cheese. Another amazing recipe I found was the blueberry, honey, and goats milk monkey bread. This version of monkey bread is great because it uses the tart flavors of the blueberries to counter the sweetness of the monkey bread itself. There are a lot more recipes mentioned in this article, it’s worth it to take a read and consider some of these recipes.

Nature’s Garden talks about how great goat’s milk is for many industries. We provide this data for educational purposes only. Nothing in this article is to be construed as medical advice. Please consult your doctor before using this product or any of this information for
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Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate SLSA


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Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate- SLSASodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate- SLSA

We have an exciting new blog for everyone today! We will be introducing to you a new product that we recently added onto the Natures Garden website. There are a couple reasons for writing this blog. First, we want to give you information about this product to educate you about it. Second, we want to show you a different way to create your favorite and most loved bath and body products. New ways of doing things are constantly emerging. It can be very beneficial to try things out other ways than you are used to. You may find a new personal preference that you didn’t know you had! Plenty of methods are out there for making homemade recipes. Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, is the product we are introducing today. We are excited to be talking about our new product and hope you get to enjoy it as much as we do!

All About SLSA

Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate is a surfactant that is derived 100% naturally. It comes from coconut oil and palm oil. It is also completely free of all sulfates. A surfactant is a surface acting agent, which basically means that it causes products to fizz and foam. There are a plethora of homemade cosmetic items that you can make with SLSA. Starting with bath bombs, the two most important ingredients to make them are baking soda and citric acid. The combination of these two is necessary in order to cause the fizzing reaction when the bath bomb hits the water. SLSA is going to contribute incredible foaming qualities to your bath bombs that will accompany the fizzy reaction. Another product that can be made using SLSA is bath bubble bars. This is the perfect surfactant to use to make these because of the foaming quality it contributes. Your bath water will be exploding with mounds of bubbles when these hit the bath water. You can also use SLSA to create many other cosmetic related products too, such as shampoo bars, liquid soap, and facial washes.

The Benefits of Using SLSA

Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate carries a lot of benefits along with it. SLSA brings to the table many elements that are very beneficial to the skin. What might just be the greatest quality of this surfactant is that it can be used on every type of skin and hair. We feel this characteristic is important, and products with SLSA work really nicely for people with dry and sensitive skin. There are so many different skin conditions out there such as eczema, rosacea, acne, and psoriasis. We want to be able to cater to our customers and provide them with products that will work for all types of skin. This is just one of the reasons we decided to add SLSA to our website. Personally, my skin tends to be more on the dry side. When I took a bath using a bubble bar made with SLSA, it left my skin feeling more hydrated. This is one of my favorite things about this product.

Another key benefit of using SLSA in your homemade bath product recipes is that it will provide a much thicker lather to them than other surfactants will. This quality contributes significantly to creating bubbles that are actually long lasting. SLSA readily dissolves in water because of its small particles, which is great for things like bath bombs. Other great things about it are the excellent flash foam that it has, the two year long shelf life, and the versatility of the product. Powder shampoos and bath salts are some of the other recipes SLSA can help create that we have not mentioned. There are many other cosmetic items this can make, which we will be mentioning later on. Next, we want to discuss how SLSA compares to other types of surfactants.

SLSA in Comparison to Other Surfactants

SLSA is a product that is extremely versatile in this industry. It can be the perfect alternative to other surfactants such as Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI) and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS). SCI is a customer favorite that we sell at Natures Garden. Each of these also contribute plenty of versatility in cosmetic recipes, projects, and products. Similarly to SLSA and coconut oil, SCI derives from coconut. Some of the recipes that we have on our website that were made using SCI include the Pearamel Salt Scrub recipe, Lavender Mint Bath Bomb, and our Rainbow Bath Salts recipe. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is another type of surfactant that commonly gets used for soap making. It is an inexpensive item that makes for a great foaming agent in different personal care products. As we mentioned, many of the same recipes can be created with any of these. However, your recipes will have individual elements added to them based on the one you use.

These three surfactants are great for making all kinds of homemade bath products. Some of the different ones include bath truffles, bubble scoops, and body scrubs. Although SLSA can be used as an alternative to both SCI and SLS, we wanted to share some of their differences. SCI has qualities in it that benefit the skin. Products that are made with SCI tend to have more moisturizing elements in them than those made with SLS or SLSA. One example of this is in bubble bars. Compared to other surfactants, a bubble bar made with SCI is going to make your skin feel more softened and silky smooth after taking a bath. However, a bubble bar made with SLSA is going to create a lot more lather and extra bubbles for your bath compared to the others. The surfactant you choose to use depends on what you are looking for. If you want more of a bubbly bath, SLSA will provide that.

Recipes That Can Be Made with SLSA

In order to give all of you a realistic idea of what to expect with this product, we created some new recipes to showcase it. We will be selling SLSA in two different size options, a 16 ounce package and a ten pound package. For this blog, we have prepared three recipes to share with you. There is the Sparkling Sangria Body Scrub, the Sangria Shimmer Bath Bombs, and the Sangria Scoopable Bubble Bars. Each one of these were made using the Natures Garden Sangria Punch Fragrance Oil, which is a perfect blend of fresh fruit and wine. This is one of our best selling fragrances. We are super excited to get to show you how you can create these recipes too!

Recipes That You Can Make with SLSA: Sparkling Sangria Body ScrubRecipes You Can Make with SLSA: Sparkling Sangria Body Scrub

The first recipe we are sharing with you is our Sparkling Sangria Body Scrub. This luxurious product is going to make your skin feel wonderfully moisturized and exfoliated. We used enriching ingredients such as mango butter, avocado oil, jojoba oil, palm oil, and coconut oil 76. The mango butter has properties that provide softness to the skin as well as moisturizing qualities. This is a popular product in many of our recipes such as lip balms, lip glosses, lotions, and scrubs for this reason.

The moisturizing quality of avocado oil makes it such a common ingredient in recipes for soap, lotions, massage oils, and scrubs. The jojoba oil contributes to lather and also contains moisturizing properties. The palm oil gives this scrub a nice creamy lather, while the coconut oil produces a nice bubbly lather. All of these ingredients mixed together make up this wonderfully exfoliating body scrub. Mixing up different oils, butters, fragrances, and more can create variety within your products, which is important. We tested out the SLSA in this product to add to the variety in our recipes. This surfactant makes this more of a foaming body scrub, as opposed to some of our other scrubs. Additionally, it adds significantly to the lather and application to the surfaces of the body. It can also help treat any patches of dry skin that you may have because of the SLSA it contains.

Recipes That You Can Make with SLSA: Sangria Shimmer Bath BombsRecipes That You Can Make with SLSA: Sangria Shimmer Bath Bombs

The second recipe that we made using Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate are these Sangria Shimmer Bath Bombs. Our new product is perfect for making bath bombs. Some of the other bath bombs on the Natures Garden website use SCI. As you know, we switched that up in this recipe. The purpose of using a bath bomb for most people is to watch the bath bomb fizz. When the SLSA is added into a bath bomb recipe, it will fizz AND foam. What could be better than that? These will let you experience a bubble bath in a brand new way and they are simple to make. We love them!

Recipes That You Can Make with SLSA: Sangria Sparkle Bubble BarsRecipes You Can Make with SLSA: Sangria Scoopable Bubble Bars

Our last recipe to share is these Sangria Scoopable Bubble Bars. Who does not love to take a nice, relaxing bath after having a long day? These bubble bars are the perfect product to help you to a night of relaxation. To use the sangria bubble bars, run a couple under warm bath water. They will start foaming immediately. We love these bubble bars because of the bubbles they provide. Unlike bath products made with SCI, these have much more lather to them! This is because SLSA is a surfactant that has more of a foaming quality to it. Therefore, the products made with it are also more foamy and bubbly. These will give you one of the most relaxing baths you have ever had!

More Fun with SLSA

We have covered some of the benefits of SLSA, but this page gives you the full run down. We also found a blog page that is super helpful when it comes to learning different ways you can make bath bombs. The website is actually called How to Make Bath Bombs! This specific recipe is written by a user named KCAT, who attempts to duplicate a very popular bath bomb recipe. In this step by step recipe, she used SLSA to create her bath bomb, just like we did!

We hope that you enjoyed learning all there is to know about SLSA with us and the different ways it can be used! If you try out any of the recipes that we mentioned today, we would love to hear how they turned out for you. Reach out to us on social media to share your results!

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