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Jan
13

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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Jan
03

Pink Sangria Soap Recipe


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Pink Sangria Soap RecipePink Sangria Soap Recipe

Fruity beverages always seem to bring an extra sense of brightness into anyone’s life. From the tart taste of lemon to the sweet juiciness of a plum, any kind of fruit can brighten anyone’s day. Nature’s Garden’s Pink Sangria Soap Recipe attempts to bring this same refreshing sensation into anyone’s household. This melt and pour soap recipe is easy for anyone to make. This recipe captures the fruity essence of cherries, oranges, raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries. Below, we mention how you can make your own soap at home that smells just like sangria.

What is Sangria?

The sangria is a drink that has originated from Spain. You can mix this drink using red wine and chopped fruit. Traditionally, you could find this drink served in clay pitchers. Now, you can commonly find sangria mixed into wine glasses. No one has been able to find the true origin of the drink, but it can be traced back to Spain, England, and Greece. The drink has been traced back to the 18th century to another similar drink called Sangaree. The Sangaree was a drink served in the Caribbeans and could be served either iced or hot. There are many different combinations that you can put into the Sangria which make it such a unique drink. Traditionally, this drink can be mixed with any fruit that the user desires to put in it. Some of the fruits that are commonly added include blueberries, strawberries, lemon, grapes, pineapple, and many others. Other additions to Sangria that aren’t unheard of are brandy, sparkling water, and liqueur.

Properties of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour SoapProperties of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap is the soap of choice used in the Pink Sangria Soap Recipe. This soap contains a lot of unique properties, which make it the perfect fit for this recipe. This MP soap base has a translucent color to it that allows embeds to easily show when added to this soap. The shininess of the soap also makes for a nice glistening effect on your end product when you are done making it. For example, in this recipe, we used this soap because it allows the vibrancy of the fruit soap embeds to show the best. Another great property of this soap, as with any other melt and pour soap, is that it has a high moisturizing content. This soap contains 99.5% glycerin and deodorized distilled coconut oil.

 

Ingredients:
Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
FUN Soap Colorant Ultramarine Violet
Sangria Punch Fragrance Oil
FUN Soap Colorant Black Oxide
FUN Soap Colorant Neon Pink
Da Bomb Soap Dye Red
FUN Soap Colorant Eye Poke Orange
FUN Soap Colorant Tomato Red
Mitre Box
Cutter For Mitre Box

Other Ingredients & Equipment You’ll Need:
Cutting Board
Scale
Microwave safe containers
Large Knife
Microwave
Mixing Spoons
Loaf Molds (2)
Strawberries Mold (all fruit molds found at www.flexiblemolds.com)
Berries Mold 
Mini Cherries Mold 
Lemon/Lime Slices Mold 

 

Preparing the Orange Soap EmbedsPreparing the Orange Soap Embeds

The first fruit that will be included in our pink sangria soap is orange slices. So, we will start by creating these embeds. The first step is to melt 60 grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base. Thoroughly melt the soap in the microwave in 30-second intervals until it is a liquid state, stirring in between each 30-second burst. Once melted, add 4 drops of the Eye Poke Orange FUN Soap Colorant and 3 grams of the Sangria Fragrance Oil.  Stir to blend the ingredients together. Make sure that the orange color and the fragrance oil fully incorporate into the soap. Then, pour the orange soap into the orange slices mold.

Setting up the Orange Soap EmbedsSetting up the Orange Soap Embeds

After pouring the soap, spray it with rubbing alcohol to release any air bubbles. You want to allow adequate time for the soap to setup in the mold. Once the soap sets up, remove the embeds from the mold. Finally, you can set the orange slice embeds aside. They will be used in a later step.

 

 

 

Preparing and Setting up the Soap Cherry EmbedsPreparing and Setting up the Soap Cherry Embeds

The next fruit that goes into a sangria is cherries. So, the next embeds we need to create are the cherry soaps. To start off, you want to melt 30 grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. Make sure that the soap is thoroughly melted. Melting the soap thoroughly will ensure that the cherry soap embeds are as smooth as possible. Once the soap has melted, add 3 drops of the tomato red FUN Soap Colorant and 1 gram of the Sangria Fragrance Oil. Stir the soap thoroughly to completely mix the red colorant and the fragrance oil.  Pour the red soap into the cherries mold and allow enough time to setup. When the soap appears completely hard, remove it from the mold. 

Preparing and Setting up the Blackberry Soap EmbedsPreparing and Setting up the Blackberry Soap Embeds

The next fruit that goes into a sangria is blackberries. So, the next soap embeds we will be making for the Pink Sangria Soap Recipe are the blackberries. To start out, weigh out and melt 150 grams of Natures Garden’s Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base. Completely melt the soap base before moving on. To the melted soap, you want to add 11 drops of the Ultramarine Violet, 2 drops of the Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant, and 7 grams of the Sangria Fragrance Oil. Stir the colors thoroughly into the soap until everything is thoroughly blended. Pour the dark purple melted soap into the berries mold. Set aside and allow adequate time for the soap embeds to completely setup. Once setup, remove them from the mold.

Preparing and Setting Up the Raspberry Soap EmbedsPreparing and Setting Up the Raspberry Soap Embeds

The next fruit that goes into a sangria is raspberries. Thus, the next soap embeds to make are the red raspberries. To start out, you want to weigh out and melt 150 grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base. Melt the soap base thoroughly before moving on. Next, add 2 drops of the Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant, 3 drops of the Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant, 3 drops of the Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant, and 7 grams of the Sangria Fragrance Oil. Completely stir the soap until all of the colors have blended together. You want to see a solid, uniform red raspberry color when you are done. Also, make sure to completely mix in the fragrance oil as well. Then, pour the red soap into the berries mold. Allow adequate time for the soap to setup and solidify. Once setup, remove the raspberry embeds from the mold.

Preparing and Setting Up the Strawberry Soap EmbedsPreparing and Setting Up the Strawberry Soap Embeds

The final fruit that goes into a sangria is strawberries. Thus, we are now going to create the strawberry soap embeds.  Start out by melting 230 grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. Since there is more soap base here, allow adequate time for this soap to melt completely. After the soap is completely melted, add 11 grams of the Sangria Fragrance Oil and 10 drops of the Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant.  Stir the soap completely to allow the red color to mix in, as well as the Sangria Punch Fragrance Oil. Pour the melted red soap into the strawberries mold. Since the strawberries are thicker than the previous fruits that were made, you want to allow more time for these to set up. When you are pulling the strawberry embeds out of the molds, ensure that their centers aren’t liquid anymore. When you are sure they are completely solid, remove the strawberries from the mold.

Preparing the Soap BasePreparing the Soap Base

Now that all of the fruit soap embeds are done, the last of the soap to melt is the filling of the loaf portion of the soap mold. This portion is what holds all of the fruit soap embeds in place in the soap and represents the pink sangria portion of the soap. To do this, first, weigh out and melt 1650 grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base. Once again, you will need to melt the soap in the microwave in 30-second intervals. Next, add one drop of the Da Bomb Soap Dye and 82 grams of the Sangria Fragrance Oil to the melted soap base. Stir the ingredients together to completely incorporate the soap dye and the fragrance oil.  We have used the Da Bomb Soap Dye from Natures Garden for this portion. This will allow the clear soap base to maintain a translucent appearance.

Pouring and Finishing the SoapPouring and Finishing the Soap

Get the loaf molds out. Take the fruit molds you made earlier, and add them to the loaf molds. Position the fruit in the molds so they are adequately spaced, and there is a variety in each loaf mold. Adding variety to each soap mold will ensure that they look as colorful as possible when they come out of the molds. Next, pour the soap base from the previous step into the loaf molds, over the fruit embeds. Fill the loaf molds to cover everything inside of it. If you choose, you can spray the soap with rubbing alcohol.  However, we wanted our soap to have a bubbly look so we chose not to spray this portion. Once the soap is completely setup, remove it from the molds. The last step is to slice your soap using the mitre box and mitre box cutter. Your Pink Sangria Soap Recipe is now ready to be used. You can use them in the bathroom, or in the kitchen, take your pick, We hope you enjoyed this melt and pour soap recipe!

Note:

Testing of these recipes is your responsibility. Nature’s Garden is not responsible for the use of our products, and is completely under the discretion of the user who uses them. It is under your responsibility to comply with FDA regulations if you plan to sell or make any of our recipes for your own personal gain. Nature’s Garden can’t offer any advice on how to use or where to purchase any ingredients that you use in this recipe that we don’t sell. 

Sangria is a delicious fruity drink that incorporates a bunch of different fruits. There are many other fruity, non-alcoholic cocktails that you can make too at home. My favorite drink out of this list is the Piña Colada. This tropical drink has a Spanish name that translates to Pineapple and Strained (the strains of coconut). Another refreshing drink in this list is the Bahama Mama. This drink is similar to the sangria in which it incorporates a lot of different fruits. The Bahama Mama uses grapefruit, grenadine, orange juice, and a lot of different fruits. Next time the weather gets really hot, try making one of these drinks and refresh yourself.

Dec
26

10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes


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10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes

There’s nothing more satisfying than the appearance of whipped topping on top of anything. In this blog, I will talk about 10 foaming bath whip recipes that you can make at home to satisfy the level of moisture that you want on your skin. You can apply these bath whips directly to your skin. Then you wash them off with warm water. With this in mind, these recipes are easy to make, easy to use and provide wonderful benefits for your skincare needs. All of these bath whip recipes use a common ingredient, whipped soap base. Whipped soap base is used to give all of these bath whips their airy, whipped like texture. There are many different ways to get this whipped soap base to stand, including blending it with powdered sugar or just whipping it with a spatula.

 

The Unique Properties of Whipped Soap Base

All of the recipes mentioned in this blog use whipped soap base as their primary ingredient. What makes whipped soap base soap special? You can texture this soap base into any type of frosty, whipped, or soft shape that you want. For example, if you want to make a soap that resembles whipped cream, then you can blend this soap base with powdered sugar. If you’re looking to a soap like our floating ducky soap recipe, you can whip the whipped soap base with goat’s milk soap, and vegetable glycerin. Then, add color and fragrance. There are a wide variety of recipes that you can make with whipped soap base. These recipes include bath frosting, shaving soap, foaming body butter, and foaming sugar scrubs. Have fun experimenting with this amazing soap base, and lets see what shapes and textures you can make from it.

 

Coloring Whipped Soap Base

There are many soap colorants that you can use in our whipped soap base recipes. You can use the Da BOMB Soap Dyes to achieve pastel colors. Many of these colors include pink, green, yellow, orange, blue, and so many others. You can also use the FUN Soap Colorants which will give your soaps a more vibrant color. You aren’t only limited to coloring your whip recipes with these soap dyes, you can also mix things up with our mica powders as well. Our mica powders will provide you with that extra shine and shimmer that you want in your project. Nature’s Garden also sells decorating sprinkles that you can use to to top your soap and mix in a little more color as well. Try any combination of these colorants or sprinkles, and come up with your own colorful recipe. Let us know what you come up with!

 

10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes - Pearamel Layered Whipped Soap Recipe10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes – Pearamel Layered Whipped Soap Recipe

Pearamel layered whipped soap recipe is a great recipe to make with our whipped soap base. This recipe captures the natural colors of caramel and pears, and layers them into a unique whipped soap. This recipe uses Pearamel Fragrance Oil which incorporates scents like granny smith apples, pears, caramel, and many others.  This fragrance oil is one of Nature’s Gardens’ strongest fragrances and will leave an impression on your whipped soap. This recipe also contains a delicate sweetness factor, as it blends powdered sugar into the soap. This little kick of sweetness makes this recipe sweet like actual caramel and helps to thicken the base and give it a creamier texture. This recipe is great for anyone of any age to make for their bathtub.

 

10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes - Creme Brulee Body Frosting Recipe10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes – Creme Brulee Body Frosting Recipe

There’s no better dessert than a cool, creamy creme brulee. A real creme brulee dessert is topped with torched sugar. Then typically scattered with fruits on top for additional flavors. This creme brulee body frosting recipe looks just like a creme brulee, as it looks like custard throughout, and topped with brown sugar to resemble the torched sugar. You can also find a cute blackberry on top of ours! You’re not limited to this, as we have a variety of fruit molds at Nature’s Garden that you can use for this recipe. The shiny texture of the fruit soap embeds are made from Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  This soap is great for coloring and makes for an excellent moisturizing soap.

 

10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes - Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes – Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe

Nothing better than the sweet, rich smoothness of chocolate. This simple chocolate bath butter scrub recipe incorporates notes of chocolate. You then blend and whip these notes into the whipped soap. We use organic cocoa powder in this recipe which can be purchased here at Nature’s Garden. Cocoa powder is beneficial to your health as it contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, and E. This recipe also uniquely creates miniature chocolate chips using colored Epsom Salt. As you can see in the provided image, these “chocolate chips” are layered in the middle of the butter scrub and on top as well. If you are a huge chocolate lover, then this recipe is just for you. We hope you enjoy the rich scents used in this recipe!

 

10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes - Whipped Rose Clay Shaving Cream Recipe10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes – Whipped Rose Clay Shaving Cream Recipe

Looking for a great shaving cream that will not only work with your skin but leave it smelling great? This whipped rose clay shaving cream recipe is just for you, as it leaves your freshly shaved area smelling like flowers. This pink shaving cream uses Strike a Pose Fragrance Oil. Along with its unique name, this fragrance oil is a great scent for those women who are “high maintenance”. The fragrance oil contains notes of jasmine, white lily, patchouli, white musk, and others. This shaving cream recipe also gets its unique pink color from natural rose clay powder. Rose clay is a gentle, natural clay that contains kaolinite, and is great to use on the skin. Give this recipe a try, and let us know how you feel after using it!

 

10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes - Mango Tangerine Bath Icing Recipe10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes – Mango Tangerine Bath Icing Recipe

Fruits are some of the most refreshing delicacies that you can eat. The mango tangerine bath icing recipe incorporates mango and tangerine into a whipped soap that will refresh your senses in the bathtub. It is a refreshing way to start off your day. A tropical fragrance makes up the scent of this bath icing. This tropical scent will make you feel like you are sitting on a beach in a tropical paradise setting. We used Mango Tangerine Fragrance Oil because it incorporates many tropical, fruity scents to stimulate your senses. We use notes of zesty clementine, red raspberry notes, and sweet vanilla in this fragrance. This recipe isn’t difficult to make, and anyone in your home can use it. There are many other recipes that use this fragrance oil like our candles and room scenting products. So, try it out in some of Nature’s Garden’s other recipes!

 

10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes - Juicy Lemon Foaming Bath Whip Recipe10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes – Juicy Lemon Foaming Bath Whip Recipe

If you enjoy the zesty scent of a lemon, then this lemon foaming bath whip recipe is just for you. This recipe encompasses all the aromas of your zesty, tart citrus fruits, all on top of notes of ginger. To get this beautiful, yellow color of this bath whip, we used Nature’s Gardens’ Yellow Da Bomb Soap Dye. You can also use this liquid soap dye for coloring soap, smelly jellies, and water soluble bath and body products. This soap dye is also referred to as FD&C Yellow #5. We hope you enjoy making this amazing juicy recipe. This recipe should encompass your whole bathroom in a full lemony scent.

 

10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes - Whipped Shaving Cream Recipe10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes – Whipped Shaving Cream Recipe

Looking for a simple shaving cream recipe? This basic whipped shaving cream recipe uses Nature’s Gardens’ whipped soap base and will leave your skin smooth and moisturized when you are done. This shaving cream uses natural ingredients that will aid in trimming any type of body hair. An effective ingredient in this shaving cream that allows it to keep its moisturizing quality is Mango Butter. In addition, we’ve added bentonite clay powder to give the whipped soap some extra glide. Nature’s Gardens’ Mango Butter provides many skin softening and skin moisturizing benefits that will keep you feeling fresh all day.

 

10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes - Toffee Crunch Latte Foaming Sugar Scrub Recipe10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes – Toffee Crunch Latte Foaming Sugar Scrub Recipe

Nothing makes the mornings better than the sweet, warm touch of a latte on your lips. This unique toffee crunch latte foaming sugar scrub recipe uses many different ingredients to try and develop the aromas of a toffee crunch latte. Some of these ingredients include Cafe Caramel Fragrance Oil, Powdered Sugar, and Brown Sugar. The Cafe Caramel Fragrance Oil captures the scent of a freshly brewed cappuccino, sweetened with caramel and topped with heavy cream. This fragrance combined with the sugars mentioned give you the full ambiance of a sweet latte. As you can see, there appears to be the resemblance of whipped cream on top of these sugar scrubs. You blend the whipped soap with powdered sugar to get this whipped cream texture. We hope that you get the same full bodied experience that we get when using this recipe.

 

10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes - Chocolate Foaming Body Frosting Recipe10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes – Chocolate Foaming Body Frosting Recipe

At first glance, this recipe looks like real chocolate frosting! Nature’s Gardens’ Chocolate Foaming Body Frosting Recipe is essentially easy for anybody to make, and encompasses all the aromas of rich chocolate. Just like the body butter, this recipe also calls for Organic Cocoa Powder. This recipe is easy to make, and anyone who is a chocolate lover will love to use this recipe on their skin. The fragrance oil that is featured in this body frosting is Creamy Chocolate Cupcake Fragrance Oil. This complex fragrance uses top notes of bittersweet chocolate and buttercream, middle notes of corn syrup and amaretto, finished with bottom notes of vanilla sugar and espresso powder. As you can see from the body frosting, it feels just as smooth on your skin as it looks. We hope you enjoy using this body frosting whenever you are looking to help moisturize your skin.

 

10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes - Foaming Sugar Scrub Recipe10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes – Foaming Sugar Scrub Recipe

The foaming sugar scrub recipe is just as simple as it sounds. If you are looking for a recipe that doesn’t incorporate too many colors or designs, and that you just want to use, then this is the recipe for you. To make this recipe, you basically whip the whipped soap base, then incorporate the other ingredients. For a light pink hue, this sugar scrub incorporates a little bit of Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant.

 

After talking about all of these different whipped body scrubs with all these different styles, I thought I’d share some homemade flavored whipped creams that you can make. Check out some amazing homemade whipped cream recipes from Celebrating Sweets that you can make at home. This homemade whipped cream recipe is easy to make as its base recipe only uses 3 ingredients. I enjoy a good cup of coffee. Coffee and espresso is my favorite flavor of whipped cream from the article. I can’t wait to try this whipped cream recipe on some homemade iced coffee. Another great whipped cream recipe for the wintry holidays is the peppermint whipped cream. If you’re into peppermint flavored drinks, then this whipped cream flavor might be one to try. These whipped cream flavors would be go great on hot cocoa, coffee, and even desserts.

Dec
13

Ten Coffee Craft Ideas


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Ten Coffee Craft IdeasTen Coffee Craft Ideas

We at Natures Garden would like to share with you TEN homemade coffee related recipes that are perfect for all of the coffee lovers out there! Coffee is increasingly being incorporated as a part of the cosmetics and body product industries. These recipes we are going to share with you provide several fun ways to integrate coffee into your life because we think that you can never have too much coffee. They also make great gifts ideas for the coffee lovers in your life. The recipes we will be highlighting include some of our body products recipes such as soaps, scrubs, and body creams. On top of that, we are going to be showing you our coffee wax tart, a bath bomb, a homemade candle, and a hair conditioner! Keep on reading to find ten coffee craft ideas that are sure to be just what you have been looking for.

Cappuccino Coffee Cold Process Soap RecipeTen Coffee Craft Ideas Cappuccino Coffee Cold Process Soap Recipe

Do you love iced coffee? If so, you might end up loving this idea of a cappuccino soap. To me, this recipe showcases what the result would be if you turned your favorite iced coffee into a soap. Some of the ingredients in this recipe include freshly brewed coffee, coffee grounds, and whole coffee beans. The combination of all three of these make this soap smell delicious, just like a fresh pot of coffee!

Since this is a cold process soap, there is no heat added when creating it. Adding heat when making soap definitely helps it to cure more quickly. However, when there is no heat added as is the case for this recipe, the overall finish and look of your product will be more perfected than with hot processed soap. Yes, it will need more time to cure without having that element of heat, but it is worth it when the finished product looks amazing. Cold process soap usually has a better looking product in the end. This recipe will provide you with about four pounds of soap.

Christmas Coffee Wax Tarts RecipeTen Coffee Craft Ideas Christmas Coffee Wax Tarts Recipe

Christmas is right around the corner, and this recipe is perfect for the most wonderful time of the year. It could be a great gift for a friend or family member who enjoys melting candles or wax melts, especially because these are homemade. This is an easy recipe to follow and the mini muffin shaped molds make it extra cute! Baking endless cookies with family as Christmas approaches is one of the best things about the holidays. These wax tarts contain both Snickerdoodle Cookies fragrance oil and French Vanilla Coffee fragrance oil, and when these scents are combined, they make these tarts smell just like baking cookies around Christmas time! Our recipe here makes up to 24 wax tarts, which is plenty to keep both for yourself and as gifts to give to others.

Cinnanut Coffee Soap RecipeTen Coffee Craft Ideas Cinnanut Coffee Soap Recipe

Combining cinnamon and coffee? Yum!!! This mp soap recipe brings these two ingredients together in a wonderful way to make a deliciously scented soap. It contains our Cinnanut Columbian Cafe Fragrance Oil, which is one of Natures Garden’s original fragrances. It includes hints of butter, Brazil nuts, maple, and vanilla in addition to the cinnamon and the Columbian coffee notes.

This fragrance oil is used in many other products of ours as well. It performs very well with wow wax, joy wax, and soy wax when making candles. Some of the additional products we have used this fragrance oil in our body, bath, and perfume products. While the recipe above is a melt and pour soap, this coffee scent can also be used in cold processed soap. With this fragrance, there was no separation, no ricing, and no acceleration. As a soap, it has great scent retention and is strong in aroma beads.

Coffee Butter Scrub RecipeTen Coffee Craft Ideas Coffee Butter Scrub Recipe

This scrumptious Coffee Butter Scrub from Natures Garden is the perfect thing to add to your daily skin care routine.  It contains shea, cocoa, and mango butter which will make your skin feel soft and amazing! Our scrub acts as a 2 in 1 exfoliant and moisturizer. This coffee butter scrub contains real coffee grounds, which are used to exfoliate the body’s dead skin cells. The skin can then be rejuvenated, moisturized, and restored by the nutritious butters and oils that come from the combination of shea butter, mango butter, and cocoa butter. Plus, the recipe uses Cafe Mocha fragrance oil, which makes the butter scrub smell great as well. It contains scents of freshly brewed coffee, chocolate syrup, heavy cream, vanilla, and marshmallow–yummy!

Coffee Melt and Pour Soap RecipeTen Coffee Craft Ideas Coffee Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Now that we have made cappuccino coffee soap and cinnanut coffee soap, let’s make regular coffee scented soap using our Goat’s Milk Melt and Pour Soap. This is different than hot and cold processed soap because it has already undergone the saponification process. Melt and pour soap comes in a premade base and does not need anything added to it, you just melt it!

Some of the ingredients included in this recipe are coffee grounds, cocoa butter, and Fresh Brewed Coffee World’s Best Fragrance Oil. Our cocoa butter is a saturated fat that is very hard. It is used in lip balms, lip gloss, lotions, massage bars, scrubs, and more because of its luxurious texture. The coffee fragrance oil used in this recipe can also be added to candles made from vegetable wax or paraffin wax. Another way to use it is to add it into cleaning products, perfumes and lotions, bath oils and bath gels, as well as in potpourri and incense. By following the instructions we have laid out, you will get a two pound batch of this coffee melt and pour soap.

Frappe Mocha Body Cream RecipeTen Coffee Craft Ideas Frappe Mocha Body Cream Recipe

Body creams are always a great thing to have on hand, especially as winter approaches. If your skin is anything like mine, it gets extremely dried out in the wintertime with the changes in weather and air quality. This is why body creams and lotions become my best friend in the months of winter. A product that moisturizes the skin, lasts me a long time, and smells great all at the same time is what I think everyone’s ideal cream would be!

Our frappe mocha body cream recipe will provide you with plenty of product that will last for months. This recipe makes four 4 ounce jars full of it! It combines cocoa butter, chocolate fudge fragrance oil, and NG world’s best coffee fragrance oil. The delicious scents from the chocolate fudge fragrance oil include dark chocolate, caramel, buttercream, vanilla cream, almond, and hazelnut. These different notes within the fragrance give an impression that reminds me of a frappuccino.

Coffee Bath Bomb RecipeTen Coffee Craft Ideas Coffee Bath Bomb Recipe

If you are anything like me, you love to take a bath every once in awhile to wind down and relax. Bath bombs are a great thing to add to any bath to add to that experience of relaxation. They are continually increasing in popularity in today’s market for cosmetics. Other fun products that you can use when you take a bath are bubble bars, bath salts, and bath truffles. All of these can enhance your bathing relaxation while helping give a great smell to the water.

This coffee bath bomb recipe of ours is the next best addition that you could add to your baths! If you follow this recipe, you will be able to get two large bath bombs out of the ingredients. We have MANY others that you can choose from on our website, some of which include cotton candy, pumpkin latte, and our gingersnap cookies bath bomb!

Gingerbread Latte Candle RecipeTen Coffee Craft Ideas Gingerbread Latte Candle Recipe

Speaking of gingersnaps, which are just a variation of gingerbread, we want to show you our recipe on how to make a gingerbread latte candle! This is the perfect way to get you in the holiday season mood. One of my favorite activities to do every year around Christmas time is building gingerbread houses. The smell of this candle comes from the snickerdoodle latte fragrance. It contains a blend of spices, vanilla butter cream, and a hint of toasted nuts. This recipe brings together the smell and look of Christmas. The candle smells like snickerdoodle cookies and part of it is in the traditional shape of a gingerbread man. It gets poured into a cafe mug and a gingerbread man that is created from a mold is placed on top to create an adorable presentation!

Toffee Crunch Latte Foaming Sugar Scrub RecipeTen Coffee Craft Ideas Toffee Crunch Latte Foaming Sugar Scrub Recipe

Sugar scrubs are currently very popular because there are many different types and they have several benefits. They are great for the skin, as they remove dead skin cells, unclog pores, and moisturize the body. Our toffee crunch latte foaming sugar scrub will give you five 4 ounce jars of the product. This recipe uses our cafe caramel fragrance oil.

One of my favorite coffee drinks to get is a caramel latte, which is always my go to order at any coffee shop, and this fragrance is a wonderful reminder of that. It contains strong notes of  freshly brewed coffee, sugary caramel, and heavy cream. Additionally, this fragrance is perfect for making candles, as well as other body related products such as soap and perfume. This scrub using the cafe caramel fragrance truly gives me the feeling of cozying up with a hot caramel latte in the fall.

Hair Conditioner Recipe for BrunettesTen Coffee Craft Ideas Hair Conditioner Recipe for Brunettes

If you are looking for a new conditioner to use on your hair, this would be a great one to give a try! This recipe of ours is specifically designed for those women out there with luscious brunette locks. It is made using plenty of ingredients that help the conditioner to give your hair a soft texture. These include Vegetable Glycerin, Sesame Seed Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, and Vitamin E Oil. The Vegetable Glycerin is good for drawing out moisture in the skin. Some products that use it are shampoos, soap, lotion, toothpaste, and lip gloss. Sesame Seed Oil is rich both in vitamins and antioxidants, which help to make it a very conditioning oil. The texture and properties of this oil make it perfect for lotions, massage oils, scrubs, soaps, and lip gloss.

The Apricot Kernel Oil provides the same benefits, as it is also conditioning and luxurious. Vitamin E Oil is often used in cosmetic products to prevent oils from oxidizing. Using this will ensure that your creations do not begin to turn brown or discolor, as well as preventing a rancid smell from developing. Lastly, Optiphen is a preservative that kills germs to ensure that cosmetic products are clean and safe to use. The ingredients help the finished formulas to feel exceptional. This hair conditioner recipe combines each of these ingredients along with our Jamaican vanilla cafe fragrance oil. A true coffee scent is delivered through the hints of sweet vanilla beans, richly roasted Jamaican coffee, and the infusion of real coffee. This recipe makes up to 16 ounces of product in two 8 ounce bottles.

Learn About Coffee

To learn about the history of coffee, sustainability be sure to check out the National Coffee Association website. As you can see, we have several recipes that involve coffee products at our business. We have put a lot of effort into creating these recipes for our customers using the best ingredients. Several of them include cocoa, shea, and mango butters, as well as nutrient rich oils. We hope you enjoyed learning all about these ten coffee craft ideas with us at Nature’s Garden!

Natures Garden is not responsible for the performance of any of the recipes provided on our website. Testing is your responsibility. If you plan to resell any recipes we provide, it is your responsibility to adhere to all FDA regulations. Any ingredients listed in a recipe that Natures Garden does not sell, we cannot offer any advice on where to purchase those ingredients.

Dec
05

Holiday Ribbon Melt and Pour Soap Project


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Holiday Ribbon Melt and Pour Soap ProjectHoliday Ribbon Melt and Pour Soap Project

Natures Garden has come up with a brand new recipe for all of our customers to try out this Christmas season! We love this time of the year because there are many different recipes we all can make, that our Christmas fragrances add the perfect touch to. This Holiday Ribbon Melt and Pour Soap Project will throw you right in the spirit of Christmas. Creating new ideas and finding crafts that are going to excite and inspire people is always a goal of ours. This is especially important around the holiday season, at a time of giving to the people you care about most. People are constantly searching for interesting gifts to give to family and friends, which homemade crafts provide the perfect fix for!  We hope that this unique melt and pour soap can be the inspiration you have been looking for. It is super fun to make and will provide you with 32 soap ribbons! Let’s go ahead and get started with this project.

Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base
Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap Base
FUN Soap Colorant Tomato Red
FUN Soap Colorant Neon Green
Holiday Pomegranate Fragrance Oil
FUN Soap Colorant Kelly Green
FUN Soap Colorant Black Oxide
8 ounce Clear PET Bullet Bottle
White 24/410 Fine Mist Sprayer

Other Ingredients & Equipment You Will Need:

Cutting Board
Scale
Microwave safe containers
Large Knife
Microwave
13 x 9″ Pan
Rubbing alcohol (in the bullet bottle)

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour SoapDiamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

The first step in this recipe is to prepare the red soap portion. We will need to weigh out the 456 grams of the Natures Garden Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. This soap base of ours is made up of 99.5% glycerin and pure deodorized, double distilled, coconut oil. These ingredients give excellent qualities to this soap. Glycerin helps the skin to retain moisture that is naturally made, soap that contains glycerin in it is gentler on the skin than other types of soap are, and it is great for more dry and sensitive skin.

Coconut oil contains many healthy saturated fats, it is a natural anti-fungal product, and it is also naturally anti-bacterial. Another great property of coconut oil is that it is highly moisturizing, which makes it a popular ingredient in soap and lip balm. Natures Garden also sells Coconut Oil 76 along with Fractionated Coconut Oil, both of which are used in several of our other homemade recipes. Also, if you really enjoy the scent of coconut, you might want to check out the coconut-related fragrance oils that we carry. Some of these are Coconut Cream Pie, Creamy Coconut, and Natures Garden Coconut Vanilla Type

Melting the Soap Base and Adding the Fragrance OIlMelting the Soap Base and Adding the Fragrance Oil

Now that we have discussed some of the properties of this soap base, we can begin melting it to make our soap. Melt the 456 grams that we measured out. You can melt the soap in either a microwave or using a double boiler. After the soap has completely melted, the next ingredient we are going to be using is the Holiday Pomegranate Fragrance Oil. Weigh out 23 grams of it and add that to the melted Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. 

holiday pomegrante fragrance oilThis Holiday Pomegranate Fragrance Oil has definitely been a popular scent in the products and crafts that we have been creating for this holiday season. The other recipes that we have used it in so far are the Holiday Pomegranate Candle, Holiday Air Freshener, and the Holiday Pomegranate Cold Process Soap. As with many others, this fragrance oil is versatile to use in many types of products. We have been using it so much because it smells so delicious! It contains an arrangement of pomegranate, dewberries, blackberries, sparkling citrus, sheer musk, iris, jasmine, red cassis, and finally, sandalwood. It brings together all of these elements in a way that makes it a great ingredient to add to Christmas products!

Making the Red Portion of the SoapMaking the Red Portion of the Soap

Stir the melted soap and Holiday Pomegranate fragrance oil mixture together to incorporate them before moving on. Next, add 35 drops of the tomato red FUN soap colorant. Additionally, use a toothpick to add just a tiny amount of the black oxide FUN soap colorant. Fully stir it together until it is completely red, without any streaks of white.

Allowing the Soap to Set UpAllowing the Soap to Set Up

Next, we are going to pour the red soap onto one of the two pans. In order to release any air bubbles, spray the red soap with rubbing alcohol. When it has had approximately twenty minutes to set up, you can then remove it from the pan. However, the time that it takes for the soap to set up may vary, depending on different conditions. If the temperature of the room that you are working in is too hot or too cold, set up time could be affected. Another factor that may affect set up time is the temperature at which you poured it. When you are removing it from the pan, it should still be warm to the touch at that point.

Creating the Red Strips For Your SoapCreating the Red Strips For Your Soap

For the next step, we are going to place the red soap onto a cutting board. Place it in front of you horizontally. Then, using a knife that you have, begin slicing the soap into vertical strips. Cut them so that they are all about ¼ inch wide. Use and cut the entire portion of the red that you have made, since we are going to have some of them left over. Set them to the side for now and we will come back to them in a later step. 

Preparing the Green Portion of the SoapPreparing the Green Portion of the Soap

Grab your second pan for this next step. It is time for us to prepare the green portion of this holiday ribbon melt and pour soap! Once again, you will need to weigh out 456 grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. Then, in exactly the same way as before, melt it down. Once the soap has completely melted, we are going to repeat another step from earlier. Measure out and add 23 grams of the Holiday Pomegranate Fragrance Oil. You can stir it together to incorporate it before adding the colorants. Then, add 20 drops of the neon green FUN soap color along with 3 drops of the Kelly Green FUN soap colorant. Once again, we used a toothpick to add just a small amount of the black oxide FUN soap colorant to the bowl. Stir all of the ingredients together so that they are fully combined. 

Setting Up the Green SoapSetting Up the Green Soap

Next, pour the green soap onto one of your pans. Spray with rubbing alcohol to release air bubbles. You will want to remove the soap from the pan when it has setup but is still warm to the touch. Once again, this will take approximately 20 minutes. However, setup time can vary depending on the temperature that you poured as well as the temperature of the room you are working in.

Slicing the Green Soap into StripsSlicing the Green Soap into Strips

Once again, after you have removed the soap from your pan, place the soap on a cutting board. Have it facing horizontally in front of you. Then, just as before, we are going to slice it into vertical strips that are about ¼ inch wide. They should look exactly the same as the red strips we cut previously.

Making the White Portion of the SoapMaking the White Portion of the Soap

Now, we can prepare the last portion of our holiday ribbon melt and pour soap project. This will be the white portion of the soap, which will follow very similar steps as the red and green soap portions did. However, instead of using the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap, we are going to be using the Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap. Start by weighing out 655 grams. Once it has melted, add 32 grams of the Holiday Pomegranate Fragrance Oil. Incorporate everything together by stirring. 

This base is unscented with no Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS), or any other added detergents. The ingredients in this base are glycerin, sodium stearate, sodium cocoate, and sodium myristate,. It also contains coconut oil (cocoa nucifera), palm oil (elaeis guineensis), sunflower oil (helianthus annus), purified water, mango butter (mangifera indica), and titanium dioxide. Mango butter has several beneficial properties to it such as soothing and softening the skin. Eczema and dryness of the skin can be helped by mango butter. Additionally, it cleanses the surface of the skin from blemishes or impurities, and helps to unclog pores. 

Spraying the Strips of SoapSpraying the Strips of Soap

At this time, you will need one of your empty pans and the red and green strips that we previously created. Place the strips in the pan, leaving about ¼ inch gaps in between each. The soap is going to be white in color where the ¼ inch gaps are when we are finished pouring. Due to this, it does not matter how you choose to lay down your strips. You can lay them in whatever order you would like. We created variations when making this recipe. Some of our ribbon soap simply had green and white lines, while others had only red and white lines. We also created some with both green and red strips, as you can see in the picture. How you choose to do it is completely up to you! Once you have your strips laid out on the pan how you would like them to be, spray the soap strips in the pan with rubbing alcohol. This will help to ensure that they will adhere to the white soap we are about to pour on top of them. 

Incorporating the White SoapIncorporating the White Soap

Then, we are going to finish off our strips by adding the white portion. Pour the melted soap into the pan where you have left the gaps in between the green and red. These gaps will be filled by the white soap and will eventually harden. Once you have done this, spray the soap with rubbing alcohol to remove any air bubbles again. Just as you have before, remove the soap from the pan while it is still warm to the touch. Make sure that it has had enough time to set up. When it is at this stage, the strip will still be flexible, which makes it much easier to work with. This flexibility is essential for the final step, so the timing is very important.

Slicing and Bending the Finished ProductSlicing the Finished Product

For this next step, quickly and carefully slice the soap the way that we did for the green and red strips. However, this time we want to have eight strips. Once you have cut them, trim around the edges to remove any excess or jagged pieces. 

 

 

Shaping the Ribbon Soap

For the final step in creating this holiday ribbon candy project, we are going to bend the strips of soap. We created a zig zag texture to resemble ribbon candy. The shape of this soap makes it that much cuter! Allow enough time for it to finish cooling down before use.

As we mentioned earlier, you are going to notice that you still have left over green and red strips of soap. All you have to do is simply repeat the steps, beginning when you make the portion for the white soap. This way, you can find a way to utilize the remaining strips and avoid any waste. It is also a great idea to use all of the extra pieces that you can make as a gift for someone this holiday season! We ended up having enough strips to create a total of four pans of striped soap! This will obviously vary depending on how thick you decided to cut your strips of green and red soap. 

After you have made as much soap as you would like to, your Holiday Ribbon Melt and Pour Soap Project is now ready to be used! We hope that you enjoyed making this new and fun holiday themed product! If this soap making recipe has you hungry for the real thing, you can find it at the Vermont Country Store!

Nov
21

Reindeer Poo Cold Process Soap Recipe


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Reindeer Poo Cold Process Soap RecipeReindeer Poo Cold Process Soap Recipe

Today we are going to be talking about cold process soap making. This is a popular method of making  various creations of soap, so it is good to know all about it! If you have never experimented with cold process soap before, there is a lot to learn about. This particular CP soap recipe uses the very popular Natures Garden scent Reindeer Poo fragrance oil, which gives a fun Christmas scent to your soap. This is a great fragrance to use around Christmas because it a blend of eucalyptus and pine. Let’s get started on making our Reindeer Poo Cold Process Soap Recipe!

Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Other Supplies That You Will Need:

Distilled Water
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Rubber Spatula
Scale
Stick Blender
Vinegar
Piping Bag
Decorating Tip for Piping Bag
Saran Wrap

Total Recipe Weights for Cold Process Soap:

344 grams Distilled Water
126 grams Lye
18 grams Sodium Lactate
(added to cooled lye solution)

136 grams Palm Oil
181 grams Mango Butter
226 grams Coconut Oil 76
181 grams Sunflower Oil
90 grams Castor Oil
90 grams Grapeseed Oil
45 grams Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil
45 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

Colorants for Green Soap:
4 grams FUN Soap Colorant Neon Green
2 grams FUN Soap Colorant Kelly Green

Colorant For White Soap:
7 grams Titanium Dioxide
Mixed with a small amount of soaping oils

Colorant For Red Soap:
4 grams FUN Soap Colorant Tomato Red

Before we get started, it is important that you always clean and sanitize your work area and all of the packaging materials you will be using. You do not want soap making supplies to mix together from past creations, and you want to be extra careful with everything when using lye. We would also suggest that you wear safety glasses, gloves, a face mask, and protective clothing.

You can check out our Basic CP Soap Making Class to become familiar with this process before hand. We would also advise that you read about our Soap Making Safety Class before attempting to make any cold process soap if you have not made it before. Taking the proper precautions when making soap is a must.

Cold Process Soap

Cold process soap is made from the chemical reaction that happens when you mix together water, oils, and lye. As you may have heard before, this type of soap has no element of heat added to it when forming all of your soap creations. This is the main difference between cold process soap and hot process soap. Since there is no heat added, the curing time is much longer than it would take for hot process soap to cure. One benefit of cold process soap recipes is that your overall finished product will look nicer and more pristine. It may take longer to have the soap completed and ready to use, but it is worth the wait for an awesome end result! This recipe will provide you with three pounds of soap. Before we move on to making the cold process soap, it is important that we understand what goes into it.

Soap Making SuppliesSoap Making Supplies: Some of the Ingredients We Will Be Using

Before we begin creating the reindeer poo cold process soap recipe, let’s take a closer look at some of the ingredients that we will be working with.

Reindeer Poo Fragrance OilReindeer Poo Fragrance Oil

This Christmas season, laugh, have fun, and embrace a good sense of humor.  When creating Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil, Natures Garden did just that!  This holiday fragrance will lift your spirits, and add a little magic to your life!  This scent starts with top notes of apples and pears. Then, those top notes are followed by middle notes of eucalyptus, pine, and geranium. Finally, it is balanced with bottom notes of patchouli, vanilla, and cedarwood. Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil is both a Natures Garden original and a best selling fragrance oil!

FUN Soap ColroantsFUN Soap Colorants

The FUN Soap Colorants from Natures Garden are perfect for soap making. These colorants are pigments dispersed in vegetable glycerin. They don’t morph in cp soap. They are great for soap making because they allow you to create beautiful vibrant colors that will hold up to the saponification process.

Sodium Hydroxide LyeSodium Hydroxide Lye
The first step in our recipe is to prepare the lye solution. Before doing so, I would like to get the chance to educate you about lye. Lye is used in all kinds of soap, and you can not make soap without it! Sodium Hydroxide is the chemical name for lye. Lye is a necessity for making soap because it is an emulsifier, while soap is an emulsion. Soap is made up of different butters, oils, and water. Using basic chemistry, we know that water and oil do not mix with each other. In order to get them to mix, we need to add an emulsifier to it. Lye allows the butters, oils, and water that are needed to create soap to combine together, which otherwise would not be possible without this chemical reaction. Another type of soap to make is melt and pour. This is made differently than cold process soap, and the main difference between them is that melt and pour soap has already previously undergone the chemical reaction with lye. Therefore, even though you are not working directly with lye, your soap base was still created using it. 

Preparing the Lye SolutionPreparing the Lye Solution

To prepare the lye solution, measure out 126 grams of Lye and 344 grams of distilled water. Slowly and in intervals, add the water to the lye solution. Never add water to Lye, as it can create a volcanic effect. With each interval, add a small amount of lye and stir slowly until it dissolves. Allow the Lye to completely dissolve and to cool to room temperature before moving on. At this point,
 add 18 grams of sodium lactate to your cooled lye solution. 

Preparing the Soaping OilsPreparing the Soaping Oils

Now, we can take the time to prepare the soaping oils that we will use in this recipe. Begin by weighing out 136 grams of Palm Oil, 226 grams of Coconut Oil 76, 181 grams of Sunflower Oil, 90 grams of Castor Oil, 90 grams of Grapeseed Oil, and 181 grams of Mango Butter. Melt all of these ingredients together in a bowl. After combining and melting all of these oils together, allow them to cool to room temperature just like with the lye solution. Once they are cooled down, we can move onto the next step.

Combining the Oils and LyeCombining the Soaping Oils and the Lye Solution

After both the lye solution and the soaping oils have completely cooled down to around 110 degrees Fahrenheit, combine them together into one bowl. Add the lye solution to the soaping oils. Using a stick blender, stir the two together and to create an emulsification. Next, incorporate the Natures Garden Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil along with the vanilla white color stabilizer. Use the stick blender once again to blend all ingredients together.

Blending the Colorant into the Soap BatterAdding the FUN Soap Colorants

For the next step, we are going to divide the soap batter we have just mixed into three bowls with portions that are all of equal size. We will be making a white soap, a green soap, and a red soap to mix for this recipe. To the first bowl, which will be our white soap, add 7 grams of titanium dioxide mixed with a small amount of your soaping oils. Use the stick blender again to mix together and leave that bowl alone for now. To the second bowl, just add 4 grams of the neon green colorant and 2 grams of the Kelly green FUN Soap Colorant, then stick blend. To the third and final bowl, add the tomato red FUN Soap Colorant colorant and stick blend as well so that the color is fully incorporated.

Incorporating the Batters TogetherIncorporating the Batters Together

Now, we are going to pull an empty bowl for the next part. Beginning with the red soap batter you have created, drop several “plops” into it in a clockwise motion. Keep dropping these in different sections around the bowl until all of the red soap batter has been used. You are going to repeat this same process with the green batter, by placing it in different areas around the bowl than you did for the red batter. Lastly, repeat this step for the white soap batter. Place a spatula into the bowl and move it around in a circular motion throughout the bowl to create swirls. Once you are happy with your swirls, allow the soap batter to thicken.

Putting Your Soap Batter Into a Piping BagPutting Your Soap Batter Into a Piping Bag

Once your soap batter has reached a thick consistency that is similar to frosting, put it into a piping bag that has a rounded tip. These are just like the bags and tips you would use when applying frosting or icing onto cupcakes and other baked goods. This method is necessary to create the “poo” shape we want and to form your final product. If you do not have a decorating bag, you can use a gallon sized Ziploc bag.  You will just need to cut the corner and place the decorating in that corner.

The Finished Product!Your Finished Product!

Using the piping bag filled with the swirled and colorful soap batter, pipe it out onto a silicone mat as if you were frosting cupcakes. This motion will create the poop shape that you want for this creation! Piping this out will bring together the scent of the Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil with a life like form of colorful reindeer poo!

Cleaning Up the Work Station

After you have finished with this Reindeer Poo Cold Process Soap recipe, it is time to clean the work station. We wanted to give you some tips here because you were working with lye and it is important to be safe with the clean up process, just as it was for every step before hand. When your project is all said and done, you will need to wash all of the materials you used like you normally would. However, there may be residue left over from un-reacted lye. Since vinegar is acidic, it will take care of and neutralize the un-reacted lye on these surfaces so that the next time your materials will be ready to go! Once you have wiped everything down well with the vinegar, it will be safe to wash the materials with soap and water.

We hope that you have learned a lot about this method of soap making and all of the proper precautions to take. We hope it was a lot of fun creating this Reindeer Poo Cold Process Soap recipe! If you would like to reach out to Natures Garden and show us this and other creations that you make, follow and share with us!

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Nov
14

Olive Oil in Soap Making


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Olive Oil PomaceOlive Oil in Soap Making

At Natures Garden we have many different methods for soap making, which we like to share with our customers through website descriptions, recipes, pictures, and videos. You can hot process soap, cold process soap, or make melt and pour soap, as some examples. We also sell many different waxes, butters, and oils that you can use to make your soap. For instance, we have Joy Wax, Pillar of Bliss Wax, Shea butter, cocoa butter, castor oil, and what we will be discussing today: olive oil. You will be learning a lot about our Pomace Olive Oil and how to use olive oil in soap making. There are so many recipes on our website that use this product, which we will introduce you to. Whether you are trying this method out for the first time, or you are an experienced master at it, there is a lot to learn!

Pomace Olive Oil

Using olive oil in soap making is actually a very common method. It is generally the number one oil used in most soap makers’ recipes! This oil is easily available, easy to use, and highly beneficial, which is why it is so common. Pomace olive oil is both thick and rich in texture. It has a greener shade than some other olive oils out there that are more yellow in color. Extra virgin olive oil and Grade A oils are made from the pits of olives that go through solvent extraction. Once there have been multiple pressings and extractions, what is left over is what makes up the pomace grade olive oil.

There are multiple reasons that this is such a common ingredient in soap making. Many essential fatty acids are present in olive oil including palmitic, stearic, oleic, linoleic, and linolenic. Olive oil is rich in antioxidants and these ingredients provide benefits for the hair and the scalp when used in shampoo. They help promote health of the scalp, treat dry scalp, and can treat hair loss. It boosts hair growth because it massages and increases blood flow to the hair follicles as well. There are additional benefits that olive oil provides to the skin. It is incredibly moisturizing, which makes it a popular element of massage oils. Olive oil is used to make bars of soap that are a good hard texture. You can also use olive oil to make lip balms, scrubs, lotions, and more!

Castile Soap

Castile is one type of soap that is made from 100% olive oil. This type of soap contains only olive oil, lye, and water. There are many benefits to using this product. A major benefit of soap containing olive oil is that they are great for sensitive skin and dry skin. Castile soap is typical to use on babies because they have sensitive skin and this type of soap is highly conditioning and super gentle. Olive oil gives soap a moisturizing texture, nourishes and restores skin by making it feel extra smooth. Different kinds of soap have certain properties about them. Castile is made with 100% olive oil, which means it is not a cleansing soap. Other types of soap blend a few types of oils to balance out different properties, such as cleansing and conditioning. Bastille soap, for example, blends separate oils together to do this.

Bastille Soap

Another type of soap made from olive oil is called Bastille Soap. Unlike Castile soap, which is made with 100% olive oil, Bastille is made up of 75%. The olive oil is mixed with other oils as well, including coconut oil and castor oil. It is made up of water, lye, olive oil (75%), coconut oil 76 (20%), and castor oil (5%). As previously mentioned, olive oil is highly conditioning but not cleansing. Coconut oil is highly cleansing, but not conditioning, which causes this soap to balance itself out. The castor oil is high in conditioning, bubbly lather, and creamy lather. This helps the soap bubble better, have a softer texture for your skin, and nourishes dry skin. Without this balance, your soap could leave your skin dry and dehydrated. We have a list of soaping oil properties that you can help you understand the properties of soaping oils.

Marseille Soap

A third type of soap that contains olive oil is called Marseille. This type must contain at least 72% olive oil. Marseille soap is composed of some other vegetable oils, palm oil, and coconut oil. Palm oil adds hardness and creamy lathering properties to this soap, balancing out the conditioning of the olive oil. There are also benefits such that it is an anti-bacterial and it being a very gentle type of soap, which are both bonuses for your skin. This soap can also be used in shampoos, shaving soaps, and shower gels. There are many other products that it can be used to create as well, like laundry detergent, a jewelry cleaner, or a detergent for your dishwasher. Now we will get into some recipes from Natures Garden that contain olive oil that we would like to share with you!

Cold Process Soap Making Class

We are going to be mentioning some of our recipes that use olive oil and are cold processed soap. Before we begin, we would suggest taking a look at our FREE class for making cold process soap. If you are unfamiliar with this process and would like to gain a better understanding of it before attempting it yourself, this class can help with that. Cold process soap is made with fresh lye, which can be highly dangerous if it is not handled properly. Lye is used to make all soap and you need to be sure that you are taking the proper precautions. This is why it is important to educate yourself about the ingredients that you will be working with.

Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process SoapRecipes with Olive Oil: Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process Soap

We would like to talk about using olive oil to make cold process soap. This is our handcrafted recipe for Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process soap. This will provide you with four pounds of soap. In this recipe you are going to combine the olive oil with palm oil, coconut oil 76, fractionated coconut oil, castor oil, safflower oil, and Shea butter. Most soaps combine several oils with butters just like this one does. This mixture creates the soft and moisturizing properties that customers desire in soap and other products. The perfect blue swirls in this cold processed soap make the finished product look so beautiful. Another bonus is that it smells delicious because it is made with our Blueberry Cheesecake fragrance oil. This handcrafted cp soap recipe is unique in that we have used milk instead of water for a portion of our lye solution.

Doggy Shampoo Cold Process SoapRecipes with Olive Oil: Doggy Shampoo Cold Process Soap

This is such a fun recipe that anyone out there can create. We actually got this recipe idea when we saw cute cupcakes with dogs on them and thought we could turn it into soap! You will be able to get three doggy shampoo soaps out of this. They make the perfect addition to your shower routine and can also add something cute to your bathroom counter or shower shelf. It can be a cute gift to give to a friend as well.

This creation uses coconut oil 76, palm oil, castor oil, fractionated coconut oil, and of course, the olive oil. The combination of each of these oils makes this soap into a buttery, smooth texture. The overall product definitely has a strong conditioning component added to it by the olive oil. Our Sage Leaf Fragrance Oil adds scent to it, which is reminiscent of fresh sage leaves. You can also switch this recipe up and make it your own by shaping the dog however you want, or by adding different FUN soap colorants if you would like to.

Other Recipes That Use Olive Oil

Although olive oil is very common when making cold process soap, it can be used for other things as well. Many of our other homemade recipes use it as well, other than those with soap making. We have a large variety of these listed on our website, but the possibilities are endless when you have the creativity! The ones that we are going to be talking about today are our Black Cherry Bath Bomb and Fruity Rings Sugar Scrub.

Black Cherry BombBlack Cherry Bath Bomb

Taking a bath from time to time can be relaxing and rejuvenating to the body and the mind. You might even enjoy adding a bubbly bath bomb to the hot water. We have created many of these on our website with multiple fragrance oils, other types of oils, powders, and soap colorants to give them some color. To create your bubbly bath, hold the bath bomb underneath the hot water as you are filling up the tub. It will begin disintegrating, fizzing, and forming into a swirling bubble bath full of color and a strong, yummy scent. This recipe uses one of the Natures Garden original fragrances and this one is one of our top sellers: Black Cherry BOMB. It has a VERY strong scent of black cherry that is sweet but not overly sweet.

To make this, you will mix the olive oil in with the fragrance oil and the castor oil. These ingredients will moisturize your skin when you are taking a bath using this bath bomb. There are some dry ingredients that contribute to the softening of the skin and provide other benefits as well. The Beet Root Powder gives the pink and red color to the bath bomb and provides multiple nutrients such as beta carotene, vitamins B5, B1, and C. It also contains selenium, potassium, phosphorous, glycine, tyrosine, zinc, magnesium, and tryptophan. Bentonite Clay Powder helps clean skin impurities, helps with oily skin, and in this case, makes the bath bomb harder and more durable in order to disintegrate better. This recipe makes five large bath bombs, which lasts for a while!

Fruity Ring Sugar ScrubFruity Rings Emulsified Sugar Scrub

This Fruity Rings Sugar Scrub recipe will make eight 4 ounce jars of product, which is a lot! The directions are simple to follow, and the results will definitely leave your skin feeling silky smooth and rejuvenated. To make this scrub, combine the olive oil with sweet almond oil, cocoa butter deodorized, Shea butter, beeswax, and the emulsifying wax. Each one of these ingredients will help to create a sugar scrub that moisturizes exceptionally and thoroughly nourishes the skin on a deeper level.

Shea butter actually contains many of the same essential fatty acids that olive oil does. It has palmitic, stearic, linoleic, and oleic. We use Shea butter in many of our products because it has the perfect texture for loads of recipes. We use it to make lip gloss, lip balms, and many bath and body products including lotion, body scrubs, and of course, soap. When it is used to make soap, it can add really great conditioning and creamy lathering properties to it. There are some added aesthetic benefits to this sugar scrub as well, which we all love. It has a rainbow look to it when placed in the jar in layers, and give off the delicious scents of lemon, verbena, vanilla sugar, and grapefruit that flow wonderfully together!

All of the recipes we have mentioned in this blog are our very own and have all been handmade. We hope that you have enjoyed getting to learn more about pomace olive oil and how useful it can be for your soap making!

Nov
14

How to Use Kaolin Clay


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How to Use Kaolin ClayHow to Use Kaolin Clay

If you have very sensitive skin, and need a recipe that will work with it, then check out these recipes by Nature’s Garden. We will talk about kaolin clay benefits, and different attributes that make up this wonderful clay. There are a lot of different minerals that make up kaolin clay that make it productive in any skin application. There are also a lot of different applications for this clay as it can be used in bath bombs, powders, and soap applications. The application for the clay is going to depend on it’s mineral composition. The best part about this clay is that it’s naturally occurring as well. So, you get the benefits of 100% natural minerals being present in the clay powder. We hope you enjoy learning about and seeing bath and body recipes involving this wonderful substance.

 

What is Kaolin Clay?

Kaolin Clay is a white, soft clay powder that is commonly used for people with sensitive skin. This clay is a type of silicate that was named “Gaoling” by the Chinese, then later adapted as “Kaolin” by the French. This clay is derived from the mineral called Kaolinite which is a soft, white, earthy mineral found from within the ground. In the United States some of the largest deposits of Kaolinite can be found in central Georgia. There’s a town in Georgia called Sandersville that is known as the “Kaolin Capital of the World”. Kaolin clay is commonly used in both cosmetics as well as soaping. This clay has the ability to harden different bath products as well as cleanse the skin.

 

Uses for Kaolin Clay outside of Cosmetics and Soap

While Natures Garden sells kaolin clay for use only in cosmetics, it has benefits in other industries as well. Kaolin Clay can be mixed with water to create a poultice for treating minor wounds. Another interesting use for Kaolin Clay is as a fruit fly repellent. All you need to do is add 2 tablespoons of Kaolin Powder for every 12 ounces of water into a water bottle. Afterwards, go around and spray any areas where you don’t want fruit flies. When Kaolin Clay is made, it’s tested for mineral content afterwards to see if it can be used for cosmetic, medicinal, or industrial purposes. Usually, Kaolin Clay is more commonly used in cosmetics though.

 

How to use Kaolin Clay in Different Cosmetics

Kaolin Clay poses a lot of different benefits when used in cosmetic recipes. For example, in bath bombs, Kaolin Clay is known to be a good color fixative which allows the color to show and not fuse within the bath bomb. It also acts as a hardening agent for bath bombs. When used in any bath fizzes or bath bombs, kaolin clay is a great way to soften the skin once you get out of the bathtub. Kaolin Clay is even used in deodorant recipes. When used in deodorant, this clay may help detoxify the skin underneath as well. You can also take advantage of the natural mineral makeup of this clay and use it in eye shadows, foundations, and blushes. This will allow you to get the true color that you’d desire.

 

How to use Kaolin Clay in Different Soaps

When used in soap, this clay is wonderful for those with sensitive skin. Kaolin Clay is rich in potassium, titanium, and silicon which when wet, will give your soap a smooth, silky, and creamy feel. Kaolin clay is also useful in retaining moisture when applied. The direct result of this is skin that is left moisturized and not so tight when you are done cleaning it. Also, this clay can be used to exfoliate your skin, leaving it smooth and clean.

 

Using Kaolin Clay to Help With Acne

When you use Kaolin Clay in body products, it not only can help some fight acne, but will do so in a smooth way that isn’t painful to your natural skin. This white clay, when used in soaps, is really good at picking up any oils. Some people will use this clay for types of skin conditions. Examples including: acne, skin irritations, skin inflammation, and dry flaky skin.

 

Hawaiian Splash Bath Bomb Recipe Using Kaolin ClayHow to Use Kaolin Clay: Hawaiian Splash Bath Bomb Recipe

There is nothing more soothing then kicking back and listening to the waves of the ocean crash on the shore. The Hawaiian Splash Bath Bomb Recipe captures many distinct features of the beach from it’s colors to it’s scent. This bath bomb recipe uses Hawaiian Splash Fragrance Oil that contains a variety of fruity notes. We at Nature’s Garden have used this fragrance oil in this recipe to capture the childhood memory of drinking Blue Hawaiian Punch. Another interesting feature of this bath bomb recipe is that it calls for natural fruity powders. This recipe is also fun for anyone of any age to make at home and use in the bathtub. We hope that when you use this bath bomb, that it brings back soothing memories of the ocean in the comfort of your bathtub.

 

Dreama Bubble Bar Recipe Using Kaolin ClayHow to Use Kaolin Clay: Dreama Bubble Bar Recipe

Nature’s Garden’s Dreama Bubble Bar Recipe is a really fun recipe to make at home. This recipe depicts that of that of a flower, which is decorative for the home. This recipe involves you creating a green flower petal base, then adding the center and petals on the top of it. There is a fun aspect to this recipe. You can also use different colors other than the white and yellow used in this recipe. You can choose from any range of different FUN soap colorants. This soap coloring class is focused on coloring different soap recipes, but can also be applied to bubble bars as well. With the addition of the kaolin clay in this recipe, this bubble bar will leave your skin feeling smooth and soft coming out of the bath.

 

Pumpkin Latte Bath Bomb Recipe Using Kaolin ClayHow to Use Kaolin Clay: Pumpkin Latte Bath Bomb Recipe

This recipe is perfect to make for the autumn weather, when it’s cool and pumpkins are just now starting to ripen. Everyone has a lot of fun carving pumpkins during this time of the year, and this bath bomb recipe attempts to capture those same sensations. The Pumpkin Latte Bath Bomb Recipe is really easy to make as it involves creating two distinctly colored bath bomb layers. The two layers depict that of a latte. For the orange layer, this recipe calls for a natural ingredient, Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend Powder. The Kaolin Clay used in the bath bomb allows the bath water that you bathe in to smooth your skin and leave it moist.

 

Lavender Facial Mask Recipe Using Kaolin ClayHow to Use Kaolin Clay: Lavender Facial Mask Recipe

This tranquil lavender facial mask recipe is wonderful to use on your face for relaxing and exfoliating your skin. Lavender is a great ingredient in trying to relax or even help you sleep. That’s why this face mask is usually used right before you are ready to go to bed. It can also help with sleeping conditions too and falling asleep earlier. The kaolin clay used in this recipe makes it wonderful for those with sensitive skin. On top of the kaolin clay, this recipe also calls for Vitamin E oil as well. Vitamin E oil prevents other oils from oxidizing when used in bath and body recipes. We hope that you enjoy relaxing with this recipe!

 

Christmas Tree Bath Bomb Recipe Using Kaolin ClayHow to Use Kaolin Clay: Christmas Tree Bath Bomb Recipe

There is nothing more exciting than Christmas Spirit! Kids waiting on Santa to deliver their presents, and the scent of a freshly cut pine tree in the house. The Christmas Tree Bath Bomb Recipe brings to life the spirit of Christmas. Anyone can make these bath bombs, and they make for a wonderful bathroom decoration as well. These bath bombs use decorative sprinkles as the design for the Christmas ornaments. You can use whatever sprinkles look the best to you. This recipe uses a very festive Kringleberry Fragrance Oil for its scent. The scent is very fruity, spicy, and festive. The scent this bath bomb recipe gives off will make your bathing experience seem very jolly. The Kaolin Clay uses in this bath bomb will also make it wonderful to soak in the bathtub, and soak into the skin. This bath bomb is the perfect combination of comforting and fun.

 

Silky Shimmering Body Powder Recipe Using Kaolin ClayHow to Use Kaolin Clay: Silky Shimmering Body Powder Recipe

Kaolin Clay was the perfect choice for The Silky Shimmering Body Powder Recipe. Due to it’s natural tendency to have a soft feel to the skin, this clay powder is perfect for applying to sensitive skin. The ingredient that gives this recipe it’s shimmer is Nature’s Garden’s Mica Diamond Dust Pigment. This pigment has a very shiny color by itself, and when added to the body powder gives it that extra level of sheen. This recipe also uses Lovely in Lace Fragrance Oil to scent it. This fragrance oil uses a complex blend of floral notes all combined with base of musk.

Tea Tree Soap Recipe Using Kaolin ClayHow to Use Kaolin Clay: Tea Tree Soap Recipe

Finally, we will look at the Tea Tree Soap Recipe. This melt and pour soap recipe not only uses kaolin clay, it also uses Natures Garden’s pure tea tree essential oil. In this hemp mp soap making project, we show you how to use the white clay to allow you to swirl melt and pour soap. One half of the soap is scented and simply colored. The clay is added to other half of the soap. By adding the clay to half of the soap, it will make this portion a slightly thicker consistency. This creates a tension barrier, preventing the two colors of soap from mixing together. Instead of blending together, it creates swirls within each bar of soap.

 

Kaolin Clay comes from Kaolinite, which is a naturally occurring mineral. I’m going to discuss the process of how they extract these minerals. Understanding Kaolin Clay uses, also involves understanding where it comes from. This koalin clay article was used as a basis to understand the operations involved in mining this mineral. You can find the largest deposits of Kaolinite in the United States in Georgia. By itself, Kaolinite serves little to no purpose when extracted as a raw material. Before they start drilling for this material, land analysts research the land and make calculations on where the best location would be to find deposits. Afterwards, they drill 200 foot deep holes. They drill around 50-100 holes for every 100 acres to get a reasonable sample. This sample set will allow the miners to understand the quality of the Kaolinite in the area.

 

 

Nov
04

Fragrance Oils for Christmas


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Fragrance Oils for ChristmasFragrance Oils for Christmas

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year for a lot of people. I certainly think that it is! From going shopping to pick out the perfect present for each family member and friend while seeing the pretty white snow on the ground, to drinking a cup of hot chocolate and going to see the beautiful Christmas lights hanging on everything in town. I enjoy all of it! We have so many of our fun Christmas fragrances to share with you, plus some recipes that we have created for you to utilize these fragrance oils. Let’s go ahead and get started!

Christmas Cabernet ScentFragrance Oils for Christmas: Christmas Cabernet Scent

You will really enjoy this fragrance if you like to drink some wine from time to time. Christmas Cabernet Fragrance Oil is a wonderful holiday scent. The top notes are red grape, strawberry, and ginger. The middle notes at the heart of the aroma include cherry, plum, and rose hips. Finally, the base notes contain Cabernet wine, oak, and vanilla. This combination flows together beautifully, which makes this fragrance versatile and beautiful. It can be used in potpourri, incense, candles, soap, lotion, and my favorite, body scrubs. We have a customer recipe on the website for a Wine Sugar Scrub that uses this unique fragrance oil! The texture of this scrub is very soft from the cocoa and shea butters it includes, and it could be great to gift someone this season.

Christmas Cabin ScentFragrance Oils for Christmas: Christmas Cabin Scent

Christmas Cabin Fragrance Oil is another one of Natures Garden’s original fragrance oils that is also a best seller! The middle note is pure cranberry. The top notes consist of orange zest and fresh cinnamon bark. This scent is centered around middle notes of cranberry. This triple combination really brings the feel of Christmas into this fragrance oil. Finally, at the base of this scent, you will find notes of wood and bayberry, giving the aroma a balsamic scent. It is great to use in incense, handmade candles, handcrafted soap and bath and body products. In fact, this scent performs wonderfully in CP soap. When we tested this when making cold process soap, the results showed that there was no acceleration, no discoloration, no ricing, no separation, and good scent retention.

Christmas Cookies ScentFragrance Oils for Christmas: Christmas Cookies Scent

Christmas Cookies Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden is the perfect fragrance to bring you right into the kitchen when it is time to bake cookies for Christmas! This bakery fragrance oil begins with the aroma of butter cookies. Then middle notes buttercream follow! Lastly, the scent ends with a vanilla base.

It truly reminds me of baking sugar cookies and other types of treats around the holidays. These three layers may be simple with singular scents in each, but they come together to create a beautiful fragrance that will bring your handcrafted bath and body products to life. One of our holiday favorites here at Natures Garden is the Christmas Bath Cookies recipe. It is a very easy recipe to follow and will show you how to make realistic looking bath cookies topped with a whipped frosting and finished off with sprinkles! This fragrance oil also performs well in cp soap. When this fragrance was tested, the results showed no acceleration, no separation, no ricing, good scent retention, and it discolors to a dark chocolate shade.

Christmas Cravings ScentFragrance Oils for Christmas: Christmas Cravings Scent

Next on our list of fragrance oils for Christmas is the popular Christmas Cravings Fragrance Oil. This complex aroma combines a wide range of notes to create this unique blend. It is one of Natures Garden’s original fragrances and a best seller all in one! The top notes are refreshing apple along with citrus notes of grapefruit, orange, and lemon. In the midst of this holiday scent, you will find notes of cardamom, ginger, nutmeg, cassia bark, carrot, clove, and cinnamon. The base notes rounding out the aroma are maple, vanilla, and buttercream.  Christmas Cravings Fragrance Oil combines multiple scents together to make create this fresh and unique holiday fragrance.

Like the other oils we have discussed so far, this can be used in many different products that you can make right from your own home. Vegetable wax, paraffin wax, incense, and potpourri use the most of this fragrance. However, it can also be useful in cleaning products, lotions, perfumes, and more! It had strong scent retention, no separation, no ricing, and it discolors to a tan shade when tested with cold process soap.

Christmas Memories ScentFragrance Oils for Christmas: Christmas Memories Scent

Christmas Memories Fragrance Oil is another one of the original fragrance oils from Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies and it’s a best selling fragrance oil! At the top of this aroma, you will find notes of orange peel and cranberry. At the center of this scent are spicy notes of cinnamon and clove, while the base notes include crisp notes of pine cones and evergreen.

I love these scents because it truly does bring back Christmas memories. The evergreen and pine cones really remind me of picking out our family Christmas tree when I was growing up. We picked out a Christmas together every year. We also spent time together baking cookies. Christmas Memories fragrance oil takes me back to those Christmas traditions every time I smell it. This scent can also be incorporated into handcrafted cp soap. The results from cold process soap testing revealed slight acceleration, no ricing, no separation, a strong scent retention, and it discolors to a tan shade.

Christmas Splendor ScentFragrance Oils for Christmas: Christmas Splendor Scent

Some interesting, unique, and very seasonal notes are contained in the diverse Christmas Splendor fragrance oil. This Christmas aroma begins with fruity notes of peach, apple, and orange. Spicy middle notes follow include nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, and poinsettia. At the base of the scent, you will find notes of oak, balsam, fir, pine, musk, and juniper berries. Within this complex scent, you will find layers, which allows for this fragrance to be so diverse and unique. It is a wonderful scent in homemade candles and other types of room scenting recipes.

Christmas Thyme ScentFragrance Oils for Christmas: Christmas Thyme Scent

Christmas Thyme fragrance oil is another one of Natures Garden’s original fragrances! It gives off the aroma of bayberries mixed with apples and Christmas trees! This fragrance is consists of a top note of spicy cinnamon bark, middle notes are apple and bayberry, and the base notes are thyme and pine needles. It is amazing when used for incense, making candles, and potpourri.

One of the recipes that we at Nature Garden love to use this scent for is the Christmas Potpourri Recipe, which will show you how to create a wonderful recipe of Christmas Thyme scented potpourri! This is a very simple recipe to follow along with and after you are finished, just pour some of it into a potpourri burner and you are all set.

Christmas Tree ScentFragrance Oils for Christmas: Christmas Tree Scent

Our next fragrance oil for Christmas is Christmas Tree Fragrance Oil. This is one of our best sellers and a Natures Garden original fragrance oil. With top notes of pine and lime, you can immediately experience the sensation of Christmas time. The middle notes are cardamom and pepper, bringing a little bit of spice to the scent. Finally, the base note smells of Scotch pine, which adds a fresh woodsy scent to it. At Natures Garden we consider this aroma a must-have!

This can be used to make incense, potpourri, and candles. We do have a fun and unique recipe idea on our website that uses this fragrance. It is a Scented Twig Centerpiece, which takes no time at all to make and can make a great additional decoration to the house at this time of year. A fun idea that you could also do with this fragrance would be to make tiny candles or potpourri tarts using our Christmas Trees and Bulbs Embed Molds.

Christmas Wassail ScentFragrance Oils for Christmas: Christmas Wassail Scent

Next, we want to introduce you to another Natures Garden original aroma, Christmas Wassail Fragrance Oil. This holiday scent starts off with notes of pineapple and orange zest. Then, you will find a middle note of mulled apple cider. Finishing this scent are spicy notes of cinnamon and clove. We have linked how to make actual Christmas Wassail, which uses apple cider, cloves, cinnamon sticks, pineapple juice, and frozen orange juice concentrate. We also provide you with our recipe for Rustic Wax Melts, using this fragrance oil. It is a fun holiday wax tart recipe to make with anyone and can quickly put you right in the Christmas spirit.

Christmas Wreath ScentFragrance Oils for Christmas: Christmas Wreath Type Scent

The Christmas Wreath Type Fragrance Oil at Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies will be sending old holiday memories straight to you. It smells just like a real Christmas wreath, as the name indicates. The top notes in this one are bergamot, holly berry, and orange pomander. The middle notes follow including cinnamon bark, Christmas lily, and eucalyptus leaves. The base notes finishing this Christmas scent are pine cones and fir balsam, which really bring this scent together. With cold process soap, we found no discoloration, no separation, no ricing, no acceleration, and strong retention with this scent. Our recipe for Christmas Wreath Fire Starters Recipe will provide you with a great project that will make it easier for lighting your fireplaces! It will also make your house smell great!

Country Christmas ScentFragrance Oils for Christmas: Country Christmas Scent

Next, Country Christmas Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden is one of our best sellers! It has hints of cranberry, bayberry, apples, orange zest, clove, and nutmeg. This is a wonderful holiday combination to put you right in the Christmas setting! This fragrance oil can be used in a variety of handmade candle projects and room scenting recipes. It is our Scented Twine Christmas Ornaments and it uses this Country Christmas fragrance oil. This is a wonderful project to use for those wanting to scent their Christmas tree. This is also an easy gift to make for someone or to turn it into a fun craft for the whole family to try!

Island Christmas ScentFragrance Oils for Christmas: Island Christmas Scent

Not everyone lives in an area where it is cold and snowing around Christmas time, so we have created this Natures Garden original fragrance oil to appeal to all of you out there with a warm Christmas or those dreaming of a warm Christmas! The scents included in Island Christmas Fragrance Oil are tropical guava, mango, papaya, strawberries, and a hint of freshly picked peppermint leaf. Bath gels, soap, lotion, perfume, and other body products are perfect to utilize this fragrance. Cleaning products, potpourri, and incense can also be created with this. Our cold process soap testing of this had results of no ricing, no separation, no acceleration, a strong scent retention, and it discolors to a brown shade.

Fragrance Oils for Christmas: Santa Snacks ScentFragrance Oils for Christmas: Santa Snacks Scent

Santa Snacks Scent is a Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies original fragrance oil. We thought that this would be such a cute name because everyone remembers putting out cookies with milk and other fun Christmas goods for Santa Claus!  This bakery fragrance smells like sugar mixed with some spice, which makes it useful not just at Christmas time, but all year round, which many of our customers do. This is a fabulous Christmas fragrance oil to use in homemade candles, wax tarts, and other room scenting recipes. Our Santa Hat Candle Recipe is a really fun homemade candle to make and can be a great craft idea or a present for the upcoming holiday season! Also, if you are looking for an actual snack after using this fragrance oil, try the Santa snacks recipe from Taste of Home.

We hope that you loved hearing all about some of our favorite holiday and Christmas fragrance oils today! Check out the rest of our Christmas craft recipes! Also, if you are looking for other fragrance oils for Christmas, check out all of our Christmas fragrance oils!

Oct
18

Sandalwood Scented Candle Project


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Sandalwood Scented Candle ProjectSandalwood Scented Candle Project

Finding new recipes to incorporate into your home to create new family traditions, or into your business to invite more customers can be very exciting, especially around this time of year. The season of giving is just around the corner and we know that plenty of people are searching for inventive gift ideas for their family members. Our Sandalwood Scented Candle Project will give you just that! Sure, a book, a coffee mug, or a blanket are cute gifts to give, but why not try out something new and more personalized?! Homemade candles could be just what you are looking for! Being able to create a candle from scratch to give someone as a present around the holidays is special and unique. Plus, who doesn’t love a candle?

In this blog we are going to to be sharing with you the Natures Garden homemade Sandalwood candle recipe! This is one of our chunky candle recipes, which we only have a few of. Chunky candles are a new, exciting and creative way to start making candles. This fun idea is one that we originally came up with in order to ease the process of candle making by eliminating the step of re-pouring when making votive candles. This step can eat up a lot of extra time in the work station, which is not ideal. To see how these chunky votive candles are made, check out the Natures Garden class that explains how to make chunky candles. Without further ado, let’s get started on this Sandalwood scented candle project!

Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Other Supplies That You Will Need:

16 oz. Glass Apothecary Jar
Scale
Mixing Spoons
Knife
Hot Glue Gun and Stick
Toothpicks
Pot (For Double Boiler)

Pillar of Bliss Wax

Natures Garden Pillar of Bliss Wax is made up of more than 50% soy wax that is blended with paraffin wax. This wax is great to use for poured votive candles, pillar candles, candle wax tarts, and embeds! Our Pillar of Bliss wax comes in a granulated form and also has great fragrance retention. It is a harder wax than our Joy Wax, which makes it an easier wax to work with when making molds. Natures Garden has plenty of fun options when it comes to making candles in molds, such as coffee cups, foods, hearts, animals, and sports! Pillar of Bliss is a great wax to use for these.

Weigh Out the Pillar of Bliss Candle WaxWeigh Out the Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax

For the first step in this project, you will need to use a scale to weigh out 120 grams of the Natures Garden Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax.  After the wax has been weighed out, use a double boiler to melt the wax. Allow it to melt until it reaches a temperature of 195°F, which you can continue checking with the thermometer. 

Color Blocks Dye

After the Pillar of Bliss Wax has melted, we are going to incorporate the chocolate color blocks dye. Natures Garden now carries many new colors in the color blocks! They each weigh between 0.5-1 ounce and are very easy to use in any of our candle waxes. A little goes a long way with these, and depending on the color you are trying to achieve, it can be adjusted by adding more or less of the dye. On our website some of the options you can choose from are red, orange, pink, yellow, white, black, caramel, and chocolate, which we will be using in this recipe.

Add the Chocolate Candle ColorantAdd the Chocolate Candle Colorant

For this Sandalwood recipe, measure out about three grams of the chocolate color block, and make sure to use a scale to ensure accuracy. Add small amounts of the chocolate color in order to reach the desired shade. Add this to the melted Pillar of Bliss Wax. Be sure not to add too much of the chocolate color block to the wax, as it can end up clogging the wick and affecting the way that your candle will burn.

Combine the wax with the colorant by stirring both of them together. To ensure that you are achieving the correct color, there are some ways that you can test it. One way of doing this is by placing a small amount of the wax on a white paper plate using a spoon. You will be able to see the true color of the wax once it has had time to set up. Add more of the color block to your Pillar of Bliss Wax in small amounts if it is needed.

Sandalwood Fragrance OilSandalwood Fragrance Oil

We have over eight hundred fragrance oils to choose from at Natures Garden. All of our fragrances are 100% concentrated, and this one is no different. Our signature Sandalwood fragrance has a very woody scent, which contains hints of both cedar wood and sandalwood.  The scents of jasmine and rose also come out in this fragrance oil, which adds to the distinct softness of sandalwood. The aroma that it gives off is both strong and wonderful. We use this Sandalwood Fragrance Oil in our homemade Sandalwood Bath Bomb and Sandalwood Soap recipes as well.

Adding the Sandalwood Fragrance Oil

Once your candle wax has reached the correct chocolate color, you will need to weigh out 12 grams of the Natures Garden Sandalwood fragrance oil on a scale and add it to the wax. After this has been added, stir the wax once again to fully blend all of the ingredients together before putting the wax into molds.

Molding Your Candle WaxMolding Your Candle Wax

The next step in this recipe is to pull out the 4-loaf silicone mold. Use each of the cavities in the 4-loaf silicone mold to pour some of the melted wax into. Allow enough time for the poured in wax to setup and harden.

Cutting Your Candle ChunksCutting Your Candle Chunks

Once the wax has had time to set, you can then pop each of the loafs out and remove them from the mold.  Then, using a knife, you are going to want to cut the wax into square pieces.  When you are finished, your wax should look like little chocolates. You are going to set these pieces aside for the time being.

What Is Joy Wax?

We are going to begin using the Joy Wax for this next step. This product is only available and sold at Natures Garden! A blend of soy wax, different vegetable waxes, food grade paraffin, and other proprietary ingredients makes up our Joy Wax. This is an excellent product to use for candle making because of the way it holds to containers. It is different than the Pillar of Bliss Wax, as it holds very nicely to the sides of jars and has a glossy finish to it. Our Joy Wax gives off amazing cold and hot scent throw with NO curing time necessary! Joy Wax allows you to create candles with rich colors without having to include any additives.

Melting the Joy Wax for Your Sandalwood CandleMelting the Joy Wax for Your Sandalwood Candle

Now that we have learned more about this product, similarly to what you did with the Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax, you are going to weigh out 300 grams of the Joy Wax. After it is measured out, you are going to melt it using the double boiler once again. Continue melting until it reaches a temperature of approximately 200°F, using the thermometer.

Coloring the Joy WaxColoring the Joy Wax

Now that the Joy Wax is melted, the next step is to add a very small amount of the pink color block. We want the color to be a very light pink, so it is important not to add too much color.  Each one of Natures Garden color blocks can create several different shades for products. This includes the pink color block, which can provide candles with a nice variety of pink shades. Once again, you will probably need less than a gram of this color block because we want it to come out a fairly light shade of pink. Stir to completely blend the colorant with the candle wax.

Adding the Sandalwood Fragrance OilAdding the Sandalwood Fragrance Oil

After the pink color block is thoroughly mixed with the Joy Wax, you will need to measure out and add 30 grams of the Sandalwood Fragrance Oil.  In order to completely incorporate the Sandalwood fragrance oil, stir the mixture together.

Adding the Candle WicksAdding the Candle Wicks

Now that everything has been mixed together evenly, the time has come to add your wicks to the jar!  The CD candle wicks at Natures Garden are precut, prewaxed, and pretabbed. They come in various sizes, including CD 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, and 22. Here is a helpful chart on what size wicks you will need depending on the size of your candle jar or container. In order to get the candle wicks to stick in your jar, you can use a hot glue gun with a hot glue stick to get them to adhere to the candle wax.  Evenly place the candle wicks in the jar and make sure they are centered. We used two CD-12 wicks in our 16 ounce apothecary jar.

Setting Up Your Finished Sandalwood CandleSetting Up Your Finished Sandalwood Candle

Pour the melted wax into the 16 oz. glass apothecary candle jar that you have. Now it is time to retrieve your chocolate colored cubes that were set aside earlier and gently drop them into the jar.  It is important that you make sure to keep the wicks remain straight and centered as you are doing this.

 

Curing the CandleCuring the Candle

Before trimming the wicks that you set up, allow enough time for your candle to fully harden. Also allow enough time for the candle to cure if you choose to do so.

 

Using Your Sandalwood CandleUsing Your Sandalwood Candle

Once your homemade Sandalwood Candle has had enough time to cure, it will be all ready to burn. Simply trim your wicks prior to lighting it. We hope that you enjoyed making this homemade Sandalwood Candle Project as much as we did!

More Fun With Chunky Candles

Just when you thought you couldn’t have anymore fun, you can also make chunky pillar candles! Stay tuned for a recipe on how to make chunky pillar candles soon. In the meantime, check out these fabulous metal candle pillar molds that you can use to make more chunky candles! They come in different shapes including octagonal, circular, and square. You can use these containers to make your Chunky Votive candles, and they can last forever if they are taken care of properly. Besides Sandalwood, another one of our homemade chunky candles is the Apple Dumpling Candle. We also have a recipe for a Chunky Lip Balm which is another one that utilizes the same idea.

More About Sandalwood

You can also check out this article written by Meenakshi Nagdeve about some of the benefits that Sandalwood. She discusses sandalwood as an oil and its properties, as well as talking about its importance in certain cultures and religions. Nagdeve also mentions the health benefits of sandalwood, some of which include that it is an anti-inflammatory, it can help with skin care, and can even aid in memory.

Social Media

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