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Jan
14

Juniper Berry Benefits


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Juniper Berry BenefitsJuniper Berry Benefits

There are many different ways to gain Juniper Berry benefits for your body. First, you can include these berries in your food to create some delicious and unique recipes. This may help provide your body with various nutrients and beneficial properties. Also, you could create bath and body recipes that integrate these properties to benefit the body. Plus, these Juniper Berries whole can be used to decorate various Natures Garden recipes. So, this herb is useful to both decorate your creations and provide beneficial properties for these recipes.

Juniper Berry Benefits: Growing ConditionsJuniper Berry Benefits: Growing Conditions

Juniper Berry plants are most common in the Northern Hemisphere and they come in a few different varieties. You can tell these varieties apart by their heights, as they are either one and a half feet tall, four feet tall, six feet tall, or twenty-five feet tall. So, these plants can vary from the sizes of small shrubs to large trees. Since they are similar to conifers, they have needles or scales that are useful for helping the plant survive droughts. But, this means that the Juniper plant can’t handle being over watered. If they have wet soil that doesn’t drain well, they will suffer. So, you should never need to water your plant unless there have been severe drought conditions. Although Junipers prefer acidic soil, they can grow in a variety of soil types. Also, they will prefer to be exposed to full sun.

Juniper Berry Benefits: Harvesting Your Juniper Berries

First, make sure that you do in fact have an edible variety of juniper before you begin your harvest. The most common edible variety of juniper is Juniperus communis, but there are many varieties out there that are poisonous or bitter tasting. After you are sure you have the correct tree, you will want to pick the soft berries that are a blue/black color. Make sure that you don’t pick unripe berries as they won’t dry properly. Then, you can dry your berries by allowing them to set inside at room temperature for approximately three weeks. Once the berries are dried you will need to remove any berries that are brown or have viable entrance holes. These berries will have bugs living inside them. Lastly, you can either use your berries immediately or store them in an airtight jar for up to a year.

Juniper Berry Benefits: Caution for Anyone that has Apple Trees

You may want to hold off on planting a juniper berry tree/shrub if you have an apple tree. There is a fungus that can infect your apple tree called cedar-apple rust. It will begin growing on the juniper trees or shrubs first. Then, the fungus can make its way to any of the apple trees nearby. So, you would be putting your apple trees at risk by planting juniper nearby. However, anyone without apple trees won’t have to worry about this disease transfer.

Juniper Berry Benefits: Industry Uses

You can find many different ways to use juniper berries in a variety of products. First, you can use this herb to spice up your meals or to flavor gin. Also, you can create a tonic or tea to benefit from some of the medicinal properties of juniper. Further, you can use this botanical herb to create wonderful bath and body recipes. So, let’s look into the benefits that you can gain from adding this herb to your products.

Juniper Berry Benefits: Medicinal Uses for Juniper BerriesJuniper Berry Benefits: Medicinal Uses

In ancient medicine, Juniper Berries were used to treat all kinds of illnesses. Plus, many different cultures developed ideas of how they could use this herb in their medical practices. This lovely herb was considered to be able to purify blood and was thought to boost stamina for the Greeks. Also, ancient Egyptians used Juniper to embalm their dead. Then, Juniper was made into a tonic that became popular by Europeans in the 17th century. While this was originally created as a diuretic, this juniper tonic quickly became known as gin.

Juniper Berry Benefits: Medicinal Uses for Juniper Berries

Today, there are many medicinal uses for juniper berries. Primarily, this herb continues to be used as a diuretic. These berries can be used to get your kidneys to work more efficiently, which will stimulate your urinary passages. While this can be useful for helping reduce renal insufficiency, weakness of the bladder, or weakness of the urethra, it is dangerous for a kidney infection. So, you should ask a doctor before using this herb if you have any urinary tract issues.

Plus, the antimicrobial and antifungal properties in this herb have been found to be useful against certain infections. For example, studies have shown that this herb can be used to fight the bacteria that cause illnesses like E. coli, pneumonia, gonorrhea, Staphylococcus aureus, and more! Further, this herb’s antiseptic properties are useful for treating scrapes and cuts to prevent infection. Also, this herb is a carminative agent that has been known to help move gas through the body. Further, it is thought to prevent more gas from being produced while it is in your system. So, this herbal property can be used to reduce indigestion, chest pain, and stomach aches. Furthermore, Juniper can be used to prevent stomach ulcers and get the stomach back on track. This is due to the herb promoting stomach bile secretion, which protects the inner lining of the stomach. 

Also, this herb can be used to reduce symptoms of joint pain, gout, and rheumatoid arthritis. Juniper can help with these conditions as this herb improves blood circulation and helps remove toxins from the body. These toxins are flushed out using excess sweating, which will help clear your pores, too. Further, there are properties in this cosmetic herb that help to reduce swelling. Also, this herb is useful for reducing muscle cramps and spasms.

Juniper Berry Benefits: Food and BeveragesJuniper Berry Benefits: Food and Beverages

In areas of Northern Europe, like  Scandinavia, Germany, or some regions of France, Juniper is commonly used as a spice for cooking. It is most popular to use Juniper to spice up meaty dishes, like chicken or beef. Just make sure not to overcook the herb, as it can draw out an unpleasant, bitter flavor. Instead, you may want to try toasting them. However, Americans are more likely to have added juniper in their gin than their meals. In fact, gin was named after Juniper in the Dutch language. The taste of juniper is uniquely refreshing and tangy with notes of pine and citrus. Anyone that wants to add more juniper into their diet should check out 16 Recipes That Make the Most of Juniper Berries by Brit + Co.

Juniper Berry Benefits: Bath and Body ProductsJuniper Berry Benefits: Bath and Body Products

Also, you can add this herb to various cosmetic recipes to provide the body with a variety of benefits. Of course, you can add these berries whole to your recipe. However, this is not the only way to use this herb. You can create an herbal tea with this cosmetic supply to add to your recipes, as well. Further, you can infuse your oils with the properties of dried Juniper Berries. So, there are many different ways that you can add some juniper berries to your products.

First, antibacterial and antiseptic properties have been found in Juniper. These properties can be useful for treating minor cuts and scrapes, as this herb will protect the body from infection. Also, the known astringent and detoxifying properties are useful for helping to control sebum production and balance oily skin. This is perfect for helping to prevent clogged pores or breakouts. Plus, these properties can be beneficial for improving skin tone and help to shrink your pore size. So, this is another way that Juniper can be used to help reduce the production of sebum. Not only is this property great for balancing the sebum production of oily skin, but it can be useful for preventing acne breakouts.

Plus, this herb is helpful for reducing blemishes, rashes, and eczema. Also, this herb will help bring more blood to the skin. This will help nourish skin cells and promote healthy growth. Also, the antioxidants in this herb can be used to fight oxidation damage, which can leave the skin looking aged. So, adding this herb to your skin care will help prevent signs of premature aging.

Juniper Berry Benefits: Natures Garden RecipesJuniper Berry Benefits: Natures Garden Recipes

We at Natures Garden have incorporated the Juniper Berries herb wholesale into a variety of homemade recipes. First, we Incorporated this herb and a few others into our Rustic Wax Melts Recipe. This blend of herbs creates an authentic aroma in the wax tart recipe. Also, we included this botanical herb in our Christmas Wreath Fire Starters Recipe. While this product is different from a candle, the herb provided a nice scent. Plus, the Juniper added to the wreath appearance. Additionally, we included this herb into the Berry Bewitching Bath Brew Recipe. The Juniper berries were useful in the bath tea as their natural menthol content, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic properties. Further, we used juniper berries in our Acai Berry Smoothie Sugar Scrub Recipe to provide a decorative topping. Plus, it can be used with the poppy seed herb to help exfoliate the body.

Juniper Berry Benefits: Other BenefitsJuniper Berry Benefits: Other Benefits

Some people have found that this herb can be useful for disinfecting the air. Since this herb has antimicrobial properties, it is thought that Juniper can be used to purify the air. So, it could be beneficial to include this herb with your natural candle making supplies. You can either add this herb whole to your homemade wax melt recipes or allow this herb to soak using bath tea bags in your melting candle wax. This will allow you to create a candle that includes this aroma without the risk of adding whole herbs, which have a potential to catch on fire.

Juniper Berry Benefits: Attracting Birds to Your Home

If you enjoy bird watching, then you may want to consider using plants to attract birds to your home. This way you can enjoy all kinds of beautiful birds without having to leave the comfort of home. One great plant that you can use is Juniper! This plant will attract a variety of birds that like to eat the juniper berries. According to a birdwatcher, who with a juniper berry bush, the bird types that seem to frequent these bushes were cedar waxwings, bark creepers, blackbirds, grackles, robins, sparrows, and many others. He loved to watch them from his windows as they were feasting on the berries. While Juniper attracts birds, it isn’t the only plant you can use to attract birds to your area. You can find a list of different plants you can use on Birdscaping: Creating Your Landscape to Attract Birds from the Ohio Landscape Association.

Juniper Berry Benefits: Ask Us Your QuestionsJuniper Berry Benefits: Ask Us Your Questions

We hope that you learned something new about the Juniper Berries herb. If you have any more questions about this herb or any others, then feel free to ask us your questions. We are available in the store, on our HUG line, and online. An easy way to reach us online is our social media. We have a Facebook page and you can use @ngscents to find us on either Twitter and Instagram. Good luck and hope to hear from you soon!

Juniper Berry Benefits: Reminder About Our Herbs

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

Dec
28

Apple Pie Spice Uses


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Apple Pie Spice UsesApple Pie Spice Uses

There are many Apple Pie Spice uses that you can use to benefit your body. All you have to do is add this herbal ingredient in your various recipes. First of all, you can use this blend of spices to create scrumptious homemade apple pies. Also, this herbal spice would provide your body with some wonderful benefits. Additionally, you can use this Natures Garden blend with your cosmetic making supplies or soap-making supplies to create some amazing products for your body. In fact, many of these herbs are beneficial for the skin. Plus, this blend of herbs and spices have a delicious and strong aroma. So, using this cosmetic ingredient will provide your products with some fantastic qualities. Let’s get into all the benefits that this herb has for your whole body!

Apple Pie Spice Uses: Growing ConditionsApple Pie Spice Uses: Growing Conditions

Since this spice is a blend of various herbs, there are many plants that were needed to create this herb wholesale. The essential herbs and spices that are used to create Apple Pie Spice are cinnamon, lemon peel, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg. A few of these ingredients can be grown in an herb garden, but many of the spices will become trees. So, most of these spices require more space and effort than other types of herbs. But, we can still discuss how they are grown and harvested.

Apple Pie Spice Uses: Where Do Spices Come From?

First, we have the cinnamon herb, which comes from the bark of the laurel tree. This process is a bit complicated, but it begins by growing the tree for two years. After, the tree is cut down and the following year little shoots will appear. These shoots will have a thin layer of bark on the inside. This bark is collected, dried, and used as the spice we all know and love.

Second, we have lemon peel powder. These lemons grow on trees in warm, full sun conditions. Once the tree is about three years old, it will begin to produce fruit. These fruits are harvested once they are yellow and firm with a slightly glossy appearance. Then, the skin of these fruits will be dried and ground to be used for lemon peel powder.

Next, ginger is a root that can be grown using roots that have visible green “eyes”. These “eyes” will sprout long stems and below the dirt, the root will grow larger. This plant prefers nutrient rich soil that can hold moisture. However, the set up needs to be free draining to prevent over saturating the plant. About eight months after planting, you can dig up the ginger root.

Additionally, cloves are dried flowers that grow on clove trees. These trees prefer a wet, tropical climate and can’t survive below fifty-nine degrees Fahrenheit. These flowers are picked before they have the chance to open. Then, they are sun dried for about five days.

Finally, nutmeg is produced from a nutmeg tree, which creates yellow fruits that are similar to apricots. Inside the fruit are purple/brown seeds that are covered in a red skin. The skin, which is used to make mace, is removed and the seed can be ground into nutmeg.

Apple Pie Spice Uses: Industrial Uses

There are so many ways that you can use this aromatic blend of spices to create some wonderful products. Each of the ingredients in Apple Pie Spice can be useful for promoting health. Further, these various botanical herbs and spices can be used to benefit the skin and hair. Plus, this amazing blend of spices is perfect for making all kinds of delicious food! So, let’s look at some of the many benefits that these different ingredients have for different products.

Apple Pie Spice Uses: Medicinal UsesApple Pie Spice Uses: Medicinal Uses

While this blend of spices was created to enhance the qualities of a delicious dessert, there are many more reasons than the taste for enjoying these spices. Amazingly, each of these individual herbs still have some beneficial properties for the body. Each of these spices have some benefits that they can provide for the body. So, let’s look at some of the various benefits that these herbs can provide for our bodies.

Apple Pie Spice Uses: Medicinal Benefits

First, cinnamon has many benefits for the body. There are those that have found that cinnamon can be useful for decreasing blood sugar. Also, it has been found that cinnamon can help to reduce blood clots and reduce bad cholesterol levels. Additionally, this spice has been known to boost brain function and calms the mind. Further, some find that the cinnamaldehyde in this spice can reduce the risk of cancer

Second, lemon peel has been thought to provide health benefits. The herb has shown to relax your blood vessels and reduce blood pressure. Also, this herb has been known to promote healthy eyes and strong bones.

Third, ginger has some beneficial properties, too. The anti-inflammatory properties are thought to help with arthritis, muscle pain, and other inflammatory issues. Plus, this herb has been known to help lower blood pressure and reduce symptoms of indigestion.

Fourth, cloves have beneficial properties that can be useful for the body. This spice has been found to be useful for boosting the immune system and reducing blood sugar. Additionally, the antioxidants in this spice have been shown to protect organs, especially the liver, from free radicals that can cause damage. Also, some have found that cloves are beneficial for oral health, as it reduces pain for teeth and gums. Plus, it is believed that this spice would reduce the occurrence of mouth ulcers, like cold sores.

Lastly, nutmeg can be used to provide benefits to your body. One benefit that this spice has been found to help detoxify your liver and kidneys. Also, some people have found that this spice can be used to reduce congestion caused by a cold. Additionally, many have found that this spice can be useful for reducing pain due to sore muscles, joint pain, and other issues due to inflammation.

Apple Pie Spice Uses: Bath and Body ProductsApple Pie Spice Uses: Bath and Body Products

Not only are these herbs great for promoting health inside the body, but this herbal blend has plenty of benefits for the outside, too. In fact, these herbal spices are wonderful for the skin and hair. You can perfectly include cosmetic ingredients wholesale, like this herbal spice, in your soap and lotion making supplies to create some fantastic bath and body recipes. So, let’s talk about some of the benefits that these powdered herbs can provide for your body.

Apple Pie Spice Uses: Bath and Body Product Benefits

One great way to use this spice blend is to create an acne fighting recipe. Some have found that cinnamon and clove can both be used to help reduce acne and acne scars. Also, nutmeg has been known to reduce blackheads and reduce signs of acne scars. Plus, the lemon peel is known to have astringent and antimicrobial properties that are great for battling acne. Also, nutmeg has been found to be amazing for those suffering from hormonal or cystic acne due to its astringent properties. So, this spice may be useful for anti-acne formulations.

Further, this spice can be useful for moisturizing and exfoliating your skin. Also, nutmeg has been shown to help reduce signs of aging, as it reduces fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging. So, this may be a great addition for wholesale face masks add to your homemade soap and lotion supplies.

Also, ginger, cloves, and cinnamon all have been known to have anti-inflammatory properties that are useful for reducing muscle pain, arthritis, eczema, and much more. So, this would be a great cosmetic ingredient for creating wholesale bath and body products. Plus, clove has been known to be used to reduce various skin issues, like scabies, rashes, bug bites/stings, and fungal infections. So, you can soak in these wonderful properties to reduce pain and other inflammatory issues.

Plus, adding cinnamon to hair care products can help cleanse, exfoliate, and nourish the scalp. Also, ginger has been shown to promote healthy hair growth, as it stimulates circulation to your scalp and promotes healthy growth. Further, ginger can be used moisturize the hair and help control dead ends.

Apple Pie Spice Uses: Natures Garden Bath and Body RecipesApple Pie Spice Uses: Natures Garden Bath and Body Recipes

The Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar Scrub Recipe was created by Natures Garden to care for the body. The various butters and oils will nourish the skin as the sugar exfoliates dead skin. Plus, the spices and herbs in Apple Pie Spice pamper and provide even more benefits for the skin. Further, the scent of this delicious spice blends perfectly with the aroma of our Vanilla Silk Fragrance Oil and our Cinnabun Type Fragrance Oil.

Apple Pie Spice Uses: Food and BeveragesApple Pie Spice Uses: Food and Beverages

Obviously, the recipe for Apple Pie Spice was created with the intention to make the perfect apple pie. However, there are even more wonderful ways to bake with this spice. When the leaves start to turn colors and the autumn arrives, this is a perfect spice to break out.  You can use it to create all kinds of foods with more warmth and depth. This spice is perfect for all kinds of recipes from apple spice muffins to Lifting Revolution’s Better Than Grandma’s Apple Pie Shake. There are just so many ways to use this spice to enhance your favorite recipes!

Apple Pie Spice Uses: OtherApple Pie Spice Uses: Other

Not only are there benefits for the body, but there are many uses around the house for this wonderful blend. First, you can use this herbal blend to repel various insects. Not only do people find that cinnamon repels moths, but roaches, fleas, and ants are all thought to be repelled by lemon peels. Additionally, this spice blend can be used as a natural cleaner. The cloves in this herb have been found to combat mold due to its antiseptic properties.

 

Apple Pie Spice Uses: Making Apple Pie Spice for Baking

Although our blend of spices and herbs is only meant for bath and body recipes, you can mix up your own version of this spice for the kitchen. While this recipe isn’t exactly like ours and doesn’t have as many benefits for your skin, it is close enough to make your recipes taste delicious! So, you can blend these spices and begin creating some fantastic recipes. If you want to create your own apple pie spice blend for your homemade apple pies, then check out Homemade Apple Pie Spice Blend Recipe by Delicious Obsessions.

Apple Pie Spice Uses: Ask Us Any QuestionsApple Pie Spice Uses: Ask Us Any Questions

We hope that you have enjoyed this herbal blog on our Apple Pie Spice. If you have any questions about this herb or any other herbs and spices, then feel free to reach out to us. You can ask us your questions in the store, on the phone, or online. If you want to reach out to us online, then check out one of our social media pages. You can find us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use our handle @ngscents to find us on both Instagram and Twitter. Have fun making your homemade products and we hope to hear from you soon!

Apple Pie Spice Uses: A Note About Our Herbs

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

Dec
27

Barley Grass Powder Benefits


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Barley Grass Powder BenefitsBarley Grass Powder Benefits

There are many barley grass powder benefits that you can utilize in your daily life. You can add this herb to typical recipes for food or beverages to enhance your diet. Also, you can use this wholesale herb to care for your skin. If you want to create some skin-loving products, then Natures Garden botanical herbs, like our Barley Grass Powder, are perfect  to include in your recipe. Whether you want to use the barley grass herb to enhance your typical diet or your natural bath and body products, you will find some wonderful benefits. Now, let’s go into a bit more detail about all the benefits that you can find in this herb for your products.

Barley Grass Powder Benefits: Growing ConditionsBarley Grass Powder Benefits: Growing Conditions

This nutritious grass grows best in soils that are loamy or clay. The soil should be well-draining, too. Barley Grass prefers soils that are between a 6 and 8 on the pH scale. Further, this herbal grass could benefit from nitrogen fertilization. While salty soils are tolerated well, a pH below 5 won’t be tolerated and can prevent healthy growth. Further, barley grass typically isn’t grown in humid climates, as the plant is more susceptible to diseases. Although the grass can still technically grow in humid climates, your yield will likely be lower than normal.

Barley Grass Powder Benefits: Growing Barley Grass at Home

Since this nutritious grass would make a perfect addition to health food, it could be useful to grow it at home. This way you’ll have a fresh supply! It is suggested that you soak your seeds in water for 8-12 hours. Then, rinse your seeds and change the water to soak again for 8-12 hours. You will need to repeat this last step about 4-5 times until they sprout tiny roots. You can use a bowl of water or you can use a Sprouter to soak the seeds. After, you can evenly spread your sprouts in a moist medium. Also, it is okay to slightly overlap your seeds to increase density of your barley grass. After, cover the top of your tray with an upside down tray to minimize light. You will need to lightly water once or twice a day to ensure that the roots bury themselves.

After, the sprouts get a bit older you can remove the cover. But, make sure to keep the soil moist and make sure that the water can drain. Also, direct sunlight would be a good idea for nice, healthy plant growth. Once your grass is about six or so inches tall, you can harvest your grass. Although you can technically harvest earlier if you are ready to use the barley grass, the timing is all about your yield. But, remember that most of the grass’s nutrients occurs in the young sprouts. So, you will want to harvest before they grow too big. After you are ready to use your herb you can cut the grass and blend it into a smoothie or other health food.

Barley Grass Powder Benefits: Industry Uses

There are many ways that you can use some of this herb to create all kinds of beneficial products. First, you can include a barley grass supplement in juices or smoothies to enhance your health foods. Further, this herb contains vitamins and minerals that can be beneficial for your body. Additionally, you can use this barley grass herb powder with other wholesale bath and body supplies to create bath and body recipes.

Barley Grass Powder Benefits: Food and BeveragesBarley Grass Powder Benefits: Food and Beverages

Often, barley grass is used to add some extra nutrients to a smoothie, tea, or homemade juice. Not only does this herb contains an abundance of nutrients, but it can be used to create delicious recipes! On its own, this wonderful herb has an earthy flavor that is described as somewhat nutty. However, the taste is not strong and has actually been described as bland. So, anyone that is not a fan of a green smoothie can easily cover up the taste with fruits. Regardless, adding some barley grass to your diet could offer some benefits for your body.

Barley Grass Powder Benefits: Benefits of Barley Grass in Your Diet

One benefit of consuming barley grass is that all the nutrients can be used to promote health all throughout your body. First, this nutrient-rich herb is full of minerals that are useful for improving bone health. The calcium, copper, and phosphorous found in this herb can be used to strengthen bones. Further, it has been found that this herb is even better for bone health than milk. Additionally, barley grass is rich in vitamin A, which can be used to promote healthy vision. Further, the vitamin A combined with the vitamin C  in this herb are good for boosting the immune system. So, this herb could be used to help your body fight off illness, like a cold.

You can utilize barley grass to promote a healthy digestive tract. First, a barley grass supplement can be used to promote regularity in bowel movements. Whether you have diarrhea or constipation, this herb has been found to be useful for bringing some balance. Also, this herb can be used to help promote the beneficial bacteria in your gut. However, you should avoid taking barley grass if you have a gluten intolerance. If you don’t have an issue with gluten, then this is sure to benefit your gut.

Also, these nutrients can benefit your hair! While barley can irritate the scalp, you hair can benefit from adding this herb to your diet. Some people have found that this herb powder can be useful for preventing hair loss. First, this herb has shown to increase blood flow to the hair follicles and promote healthy hair growth. Also, the nutrients, like iron and vitamin B, are thought to promote hair growth.

Barley Grass Powder Benefits: Medicinal UsesBarley Grass Powder Benefits: Medicinal Uses

This healthy plant has been cultivated by civilizations for thousands of years. Over time, wheat has replaced barely in many cultures. However, barley was utilized in certain ancient civilizations. Roman gladiators were referred to as “eaters of barley”‘. In fact, these athletes were awarded barley, as it was thought to give them strength. Further, ancient Greeks were known to use barley to treat GI inflammation. Also, this herb was thought to provide strength and stamina. Today, we have many more reasons as to why barely is beneficial to our health.

Barley Grass Powder Benefits: Medicinal Benefits

Some have found that this herb can be useful for helping manage their type 2 diabetes. The barley grass herb has shown to slow your body’s natural glucose absorption. Although using this herb alone won’t be able to eliminate your diabetes, barley grass could be a great supplement to improve your condition. So, you could check with your doctor to see if this herb can be used to help control your glucose levels as you work to improve your health.

Also, you can use barley grass to reduce inflammation in the body, which can be useful for reducing pain due to inflammation. For example, it has been known that this herb can be used to reduce symptoms of arthritis. Additionally, some have found that the copper mineral in this herb can be useful for promoting joint health for those with rheumatoid arthritis. So, adding this herb to your diet can be used to reduce pain or stiffness.

Additionally, this supplemental herb can be used to help lower blood pressure and increase heart health. The barley grass is thought to be helpful for controlling hypertension. Further, the beta-glucan found in barley has been thought to help lower your absorption of cholesterol and leads to healthy levels of blood lipid levels. 

Barley Grass Powder Benefits: Bath and Body BenefitsBarley Grass Powder Benefits: Bath and Body Benefits

Not only are these nutrients wonderful for adding to your diet, but our barley cosmetic herb is useful for many bath and body recipes. The vitamins and minerals contained in this powdered herb can be used in skin care to provide many benefits.

First, this herb is known to be an antioxidant. This property is useful for protecting the skin, as it can reduce typical skin damage. This has been shown to improve the skin tone and can be used to leave your skin looking completely rejuvenated. Further, this wholesale herb can help reduce signs of aging. Nutrients, like selenium, have been shown to improve the skin’s elasticity to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. So, this herb can be useful for preventing early signs of aging. So, this would be a perfect herb to incorporate in homemade lotion recipes.

Another benefit of barley grass powder is that it is known to help reduce the effects of acne. Since barley has anti-inflammatory properties, this herb can be used to reduce the inflammation caused by the acne bacteria infection. Additionally, the azelaic acid found in barley has been known to unclogged pores and reduce acne breakouts. You can use this herb with your soap-making supplies to create some wholesale homemade soap that is cleansing and acne fighting. 

Barley Grass Powder Benefits: Other UsesBarley Grass Powder Benefits: Other Uses

One benefit of the barley grass herb is that it may be able to help you lose weight. It is thought that including this herb in your diet can be useful for losing weight. First, this herb contains amino acids and fiber. Further, barley grass can help to regulate blood sugar levels, which can reduce fat storage process. Also, using this herb can help you feel full longer and reduce your appetite.

Another beneficial way to use this herb is to supplement your diet, as this herb contains all kinds of vitamins and minerals. In fact, barley grass is useful for preventing vegetarian b12 deficiency. Since vitamin b12 typically comes from animal sources, it makes sense that this vitamin could be difficult for a vegetarian to gain. So, this nutrient rich grass, which contains vitamin b12, can be used to replace the need for meat. Plus, this herb has a few other b vitamins that can be used to help your body absorb the b12.

Barley Grass Powder Benefits: How to Eat Barley Grass

Now that you have learned a bit about the benefits of adding barley grass to your diet, you may want to find some ideas of how to use this herb in your diet. First, you can use a barley grass supplement to create various recipes, like smoothies or juices. For example, you can try this smoothie recipe from Barley Supplements. Additionally, you can use your home grown barley grass to create a nutritious recipe. If you’d like to use fresh barley grass, then check out How to Juice Barley Grass from Cultures for Health.

Barley Grass Powder Benefits: Ask Us Your QuestionsBarley Grass Powder Benefits: Ask Us Your Questions

I hope that you learned something interesting about our Barley Grass powdered herb. If you have any questions about this wholesale herb or any of our other Herbs and Spices, then feel free to ask us! You can reach out to us at the store, on the phone, or online. One easy way to find us online is on social media. You can reach out to us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to find us on Twitter and Instagram. Have fun with creating your natural homemade recipes and we hope to hear from you soon!

Barley Grass Powder Benefits: A Reminder About Our Herbs

Note: Natures Garden sells herbs, like our Barley Grass Powder Benefits, for external use only. We do not sell our herbs as food items and we only provide this information for educational purposes. Also, we don’t intend for you to use this information to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated this information. You should keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets. Also, pregnant and/or lactating women should take special care when handling herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our herbs. All testing is the responsibility of the customer.

Nov
27

15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base


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15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base

If you are like me, you probably have lip balms everywhere. I keep them in my coat pocket, purse, car, on my nightstand. My kids go through lip balms in the winter like you wouldn’t believe. In fact, my son is famous for leaving them in his pants pocket where they will end up going through the wash.  If you are looking to shake up your line of lip care products, then Nature’s Garden has 15 ways to use all natural lip balm base. From lip scrubs to fun, yummy lip balms, to solid perfumes, these recipes will be sure to keep your lips soft, smooth and hydrated from the dry winter air!

15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: It’s All About the Base

To make good lip balm then it’s all about the base! You need a good base to stand on! Natures Garden’s all natural lip balm base is 100% all natural and is made with only the finest, top-of-the line ingredients, several of which are also certified organic. The ingredients include coconut oil, beeswax, organic shea butter, organic cocoa butter, tocopherol (vitamin e).  You will notice how our lip balm base feels silky smooth on your lips, absorbs easily. Your lips will not be left feeling tacky like many petroleum-based lip balms.

In the long run, this lip balm base will save you time and money. First off, the ingredients are already mixed together for you.  All you will have to do is melt the lip balm, add flavoring, sweetener (powdered stevia with maltodextrin), and color (if desired), pour into lip balm tubes or pots, and allow to set up at room temperature.

Did you know? One pound of our lip balm base makes approximately 65 1/4 oz. lip balm pots, or approximately  90-94 lip balm tubes!  This product allows you to easily, and affordably add new products to your line; all of which have good profit returns. There’s the money saving aspect of this incredibly versatile product!

15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: What Else Can You Create With It?

Our lip balm can be used to make more than just lip balm!!  You can use the very same base to create your own all natural solid perfume!  Another perk to using this base is you can create an all-natural vapor rub.  This base is also perfect for making your own foot balms and lotion bars! Why buy numerous ingredients to make these products when all you need is this one base? So many things you can create all in a one pound container! Now that you know how awesome this lip balm base is, let’s show you all the things you can make with it!

15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Solid Massage Bar Recipe15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Solid Massage Bar Recipe

First up is our Solid Massage Bar Recipe. This is a fun way to add some moisture into your skin and have a little treat at the end! This recipe uses our all natural lip balm base and our Black Cherry BOOM flavoring! Since this bar is made in our deodorant containers, it’s easy to apply to any sore, tired muscles with no messy clean-up!  A pair of chocolate lips centered on top is the sweet treat waiting for you when you’re done. Soft, moisturized skin and a chocolate treat is how we should always end the day!

15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Brown Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Brown Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe

Sugar scrubs, be they for lips, faces or legs, are a wonderful way to get rid of dry, dead skin cells. Sugar is a natural humectant and generally, everybody has sugar in their cabinets. This sweet little Brown Sugar Lip Scrub is quick and simple to make. Using the all natural lip balm base, some brown sugar and our Chocolate Bon Bon flavoring, these lip scrubs will be gone before you know it! Your lips will be silky soft and hydrated after just one use! This recipe makes 7-10 ml lip balm pots!

15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Creme Brulee Lip Scrub Recipe15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Creme Brulee Lip Scrub Recipe

This may look and smell like a tiny serving of creme brulee dessert, but sadly, it is not. This Creme Brulee lip scrub is made with white chocolate mixed in with some all natural lip base. The topping is the scrub part. Lip balm base mixed with some brown sugar! Of course, we used our Creme Brulee flavoring! This is a perfectly sweet way to get your lips soft and smooth with a sweet aftertaste!

15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe

This Winter Wonderland lip balm is my favorite lip balm. I always have some of these around my house, in my purse or car. We made this fresh lip balm using Peppermint Essential oil and white chocolate mixed in the all natural lip balm base. Lastly, we sprinkled in a touch of Diamond Dust. Your lips will feel sparkly cool and refreshed with a swipe of this across those dry, winter lips!

15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Lip Scrub for Lip Balm Sticks Recipe15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Lip Scrub for Lip Balm Sticks Recipe

Here we have a Lip Scrub for Lip Balm Sticks that is made in lip balm tubes instead of the usual lip balm pot. We used our Bubblegum flavoring to give it a classic taste, plus we added regular white sugar for the scrub and a touch of Passion Plum lip tint to give your lips some color! This is such an easy recipe, even the kids can make it!

15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Solid Glittered Perfume Recipe15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Solid Glittered Perfume Recipe

So we said our All Natural Lip Balm Base wasn’t just for lips! Here is our Solid Glittered Perfume recipe to show you! Simply melt your lip balm base, stir in some Diamond Dust for the sparkle and a fragrance oil. Place in 10 ml. lip balm pots. Simply swipe your finger across the base once it has set up, and place your scent where you normally would put regular perfume! Behind your ears or on your wrist. This type of perfume is perfect for your purse or pocket!

15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Natural Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Natural Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe

This recipe is so easy it should be illegal! This is a Natural Sugar Lip Scrub is a perfect recipe for your tween who is looking to make party favors or even a little extra change for her pocket! Simply melt the All Natural Lip Balm Base and a touch of grapeseed oil for some added shine to your lips! A pinch of sugar, Blue Raspberry Slushie flavoring and a tiny touch of Diva Red lip tint for color! This recipe will make 10- 10 ml lip scrubs!

15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Kiss of Death Lip Venom Recipe15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Kiss of Death Lip Venom Recipe

Be careful who you kiss after you rub some of this Kiss of Death Lip Venom on your lips! You may stun them with the sweet Kiss of Death flavoring! This is also an easy lip balm recipe and it makes 20-10 ml lip balm pots. These are perfect for Halloween treats or even Valentine’s Day treats! Kids will love them as will adults!

15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Shimmery Lip Gloss Recipe15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Shimmery Lip Gloss Recipe

This Shimmery Lip Gloss Recipe is made using Nature’s Garden All Natural Lip Balm base and a touch of fractionated coconut oil to give your soft lips some shine! With some Strawberry Sorbet flavoring, a drop or two of lip tint in any color you choose and a sprinkle of diamond dust, your lips will be yummy and kissably soft when the time comes!

15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Monkey Farts Lip Balm Recipe15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Monkey Farts Lip Balm Recipe

I can happily say that I have never smelled a monkey fart, but if they are anything like what the flavoring is then it might not be that bad! I am also sure that the kids will love this lip Monkey Farts Lip balm recipe! Anything that has the word “fart” in it has to be fun!  Plus, it makes 20- 10 ml lip balm pots so you are sure to have enough for quite a while! Simply melt the all natural lip balm base, add in your Monkey Farts flavoring and fill up your lip balm pots and let them set up! Boom! You are done and your kids’ lips will stay soft and healthy looking all winter long!

15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Dual Quench Lipstick Recipe15 Ways To Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Dual Quench Lipstick Recipe

This is a fun and creative lip balm that looks like it was complicated to make, however, with a little ingenuity, is really a very simple process. We even added an extra touch of vitamin E to this Dual Quench Lipstick to give it some extra nourishment for your lips. Plus, with the tinted center, you can add some light color to your lips! This recipe is enough to make 25 lip balm tubes!

15 Ways to Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Super Easy Lip Gloss Recipe15 Ways to Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Super Easy Lip Gloss Recipe

Lip gloss is really easy to make when you use our all natural lip balm base. We no longer carry the roller ball lip containers, but they are easy to find on any craft supply websites.  Fractionated coconut oil will give your lips a kissable softness that you won’t believe! We chose our yummy Juicy Orange flavoring. Once you make this recipe, you will no longer want to buy any from the store again!

15 Ways to Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Natural Lipstick Recipe15 Ways to Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Natural Lipstick Recipe

Once you make our Natural Lipstick recipe, you will wonder why it’s so expensive to buy in the store. This lipstick uses our All Natural Lip Balm base along with beeswax and some titanium dioxide. The titanium dioxide allows the lipstick to glide on your lips nice and smoothly and the beeswax helps seal in the moisture you get from the lip balm base. Vitamin E is perfect to help your lips look healthy! You can choose any color of lip tint and even add in some Diamond Dust for a little sparkly! Once you see how easy it is to make your own lipstick with natural ingredients, you will be hooked!

15 Ways to Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Chunky Lip Balm Recipe15 Ways to Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Chunky Lip Balm Recipe

To color your lips or not color your lips? That will be the question with this unique Chunky Lip Balm recipe. This lip balm has chunks of colored lip balm that were dropped into uncolored lip balm. Not only does it look cool, but if you choose to add a little color to your lips than just swipe your finger across the color part. Just want to go au naturel? Then you can choose to use the uncolored part. Or use both and get a hint of color. We selected our sweet Strawberry Sorbet and even added a sprinkle of Diamond Dust for some shimmer!

15 Ways to Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Embedded Heart Lip Balm Recipe15 Ways to Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: Embedded Heart Lip Balm Recipe

This Embedded Heart Lip Balm is an awesome recipe for Valentine’s gifts! Made very similar to the Chunky Lip Balm Recipe, we made heart embeds with our lip balm base, a touch of Red Hot Momma lip tint, some Diamond Dust and our Guava flavoring. After allowing these embeds to harden, we then placed them in lip balm pots containing melted, uncolored lip balm wax that was also flavored in guava! They set up beautifully and give you the opportunity to choose all color, no color or light coloring to your soft, sweet lips! It might look complicated, but you know how easy it is!

 

15 Ways to Use All Natural Lip Balm Base: That’s All For Now

We hope you enjoyed learning about the different ways to use our All Natural Lip Balm Base! Making lip balm doesn’t have to be just plain old lip balm either! You can get creative since all your ingredients are in one container! Plus, you can make lotion bars, and solid perfume if you choose to expand your line of products.  Some lip balm base, lip balm containers, color and flavors than the sky is the limit with what you create! With the all natural ingredients, your lips will look healthy, nourished and feel moisturized this winter. No more dry, chapped lips for you, family or clients! Enjoy!

If you feel like showing off any of the creations you made, come show us! We love hearing from our customers and seeing the awesome things you all make! You can find us on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents) and Instagram (@ngscents). Take a video or picture of what you are making or made and be sure to tell us what Nature’s Garden product you used and we will share it for all of our followers.

Nov
15

Handmade Lotion Recipes


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Handmade Lotion RecipesHandmade Lotion Recipes

In today’s world, most people like to make their own soaps, bath and body products and even cosmetics. Generally, creating those things are not hard at all. Not only do you know the ingredients that will go in your product, but you can make the product to fit your needs or the needs of your customers or loved ones. Many people nowadays have skin issues that require skin-sensitive ingredients. That is another reason why many people turn to handmade goods. And like we stated before, it isn’t hard to do. Take a look through some of Nature’s Garden handmade lotion recipes. You will see how really simply and easy it is to make lotion. Also, with only a few ingredients, you can make a perfectly beautiful lotion that could rival the most expensive store brands out there in the market!

 

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Some Key Ingredients

Before we get started on our recipes, let’s familiarize ourselves with some of the key ingredients that you need to make lotion with. Really you can make a lotion with just shea butter and coconut oil whipped together. However, while those things will soften and hydrate your skin, they can separate while sitting when water is added. Another thing, they may not absorb into your skin very well, leaving you feeling greasy and sticky. The following components that we will discuss are key to getting a beautiful emulsified lotion that will not leave your skin feeling tacky and absorb beautifully.

Handmade Lotion Recipes: BTMS 25 EmulsifierHandmade Lotion Recipes: BTMS 25 Emulsifier

Our first ingredient is Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol, or BTMS 25 Emulsifier is a natural, conditioning emulsifier that can be used in hair and skin care. BTMS is naturally derived from Colza oil. Colza oil is a non-drying oil that is obtained from seeds of the rapeseed plant. It isn’t truly rapeseed oil, but a derivative of it. BTMS can be used in creams and lotions to provide a soft, powdery feel to the skin and is very gentle on the skin and hair.

Handmade Lotion Recipes:  Emulsifying Wax, Traditional and SilkyHandmade Lotion Recipes:  Emulsifying Wax, Traditional and Silky

Next ingredient is our two other emulsifying waxes. We have Emulsifying Wax- Traditional and Silky Emulsifying Wax. While these waxes are not 100 percent natural, they are partial plant based and give wonderful structure to any type of lotion, cream, shampoo or conditioner. Both traditional and silky are self-emulsifying, low odor, highly stable, and highly compatible. Low concentrations of these waxes will improve the consistency and stability of emulsions. Which one do you choose for your product? Which ever you want! So, what exactly is the difference? The only difference is silky will give your lotion a lovely, silky-soft feel to you skin long after the lotion or cream has absorbed.  They can be used interchangeably.

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Optiphen PreservativeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Optiphen Preservative

Preservatives are essential to cosmetic formulations because they kill germs that can make you and your customers very sick. Optiphen is a liquid, paraben-free and formaldehyde-free preservative that provides broad spectrum preservation against bacteria, yeast and mold, the presence of caprylyl glycol. It also imparts an exceptional feel to the finished formulation which makes it useful in creams, sunscreens, lotions, cosmetics, body washes and shampoo recipes. This is a definite must have in any of your water based bath and body products that are created from scratch.

Handmade Lotion Recipe: Stearic Acid and Sodium Lactate

Stearic Acid is a plant based ingredient that is widely used in bath and body products, soaps and even in candles. For bath and body products, it is a wonderful addition to thicken up your product. In soaps, it is used to harden your bars of soap and to make them last longer. When used in candles, it also helps harden the wax and is perfect for making pillar candles or any type of mold candle. Another option is sodium lactate. Sodium lactate is a natural moisturizer, humectant, and pH regulator. It is used in handmade soaps, lotions, shampoo, and other bath and body products.

Handmade Lotion Recipe: Distilled Water

Yes, distilled water is an important ingredient to any of your lotions. You will see in any of our lotion recipes, that we ask you to heat your distilled water up to a specific ingredient and hold it there for 20 minutes. This is to ensure that you have destroyed any bacteria that may have been lingering around in the water.

Handmade Lotion Recipe: The Phases

Also you will notice that each recipe is done in phases. You have your Water Phase, which is where you are heating your water up. The Oil Phase. This is where you will heat and melt any of your butters and oils and waxes to a specific temperature. Next will be the Mixing Phase. Your will then mix together your water and butter and oils with a stick blender to emulsify. Lastly, you have your Cool Down Phase where you allow the lotion mixture to cool to a specific temperature before adding your fragrance oil and Optiphen. Then, you will package up your lotion and label if desired and you are ready to gift everybody you love with some handmade love! Now, let’s talk about our recipes!

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Cocoa Dream Cream RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Cocoa Dream Cream Recipe

Our first lotion is our Cocoa Dream Cream!   This is a thick, luscious cream that smells heavenly with our Butter Brickle fragrance oil. A soft, buttery vanilla fragrance that leave you smelling sweet! Sweet almond oil, and cocoa butter will give your skin a reason to be happy! It absorbs beautifully and leaves you feeling soft! This cream is also sold as a kit. It would be a perfect way to start learning how to make lotion since you don’t have to commit to large quantities of ingredients. The Cocoa Dream Cream kit is also perfect as gift for somebody who loves to make their own bath and body products!

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Cucumber Cream RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Cucumber Cream Recipe

Our Cucumber Cream recipe is perfect to quench that dry wintery skin! The ingredients we chose give your lotion a thick, luxurious texture that will absorb beautifully into your skin. Plus, we chose our bright, fresh Cucumber Splash fragrance oil. This is a perfect fragrance for lotion or even soap! It smells like spring!

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Tropical Lotion RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Tropical Lotion Recipe

If you are looking for something more lighter to apply to your skin, try our Tropical Lotion Recipe. This is also our CEO, Deborah’s,  favorite lotion recipe since it has her favorite fragrance oil in it. This lotion was made with mango butter, fractionated coconut oil and rice bran oil, this lotion is light yet creamy, and leaves your skin feeling silky and hydrated. Tropical lotion is definitely a perfect summer-time getaway for you nose! We used our yummy Papaya Dragon Fruit fragrance oil and it smells of a tropical fruit salad made with peaches, pineapple, papaya and of course, Dragon Fruit! You will smell good enough to eat!

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe

Our Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion is a beautiful lotion for any skin! Created with infused waters made from hibiscus flower powder and rosehips flower powder, your skin will thank you for the extra attention. Hibiscus is an herb know for being high in antioxidants and amino acids, and also contain oligopeptides that have been shown to have wrinkle-smoothing properties. Rosehips contain high levels of vitamin C, in addition to vitamins E, A, and D. Rosehips are used in skincare for its high level of antioxidants and anti-aging properties. The hibiscus/rosehip infusion will add a lovely natural pink color to your lotion. For the fragrance we chose our Peach Magnolia Raspberry fragrance oil. This scent smells of juicy raspberries and peaches with a light floral background.

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Frappe Mocha Body Cream RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Frappe Mocha Body Cream Recipe

Our Frappe Mocha Body Cream is perfect for those with a coffee addiction! This cream is made with cocoa butter and sweet almond Oil. Both are perfect for making your skin feel soft and silky. As for the water part, however, we created it using a distilled coffee brew. This lotion is not only made with coffee, but the steeped coffee water truly helps punch up the coffee fragrance. For the fragrances, we chose both Fresh Brewed Coffee- World’s Best and our Chocolate Fudge Fragrance oil. If you didn’t want a Frappe Mocha before, you will after you smell this body cream! This body cream also comes in a kit size if you are looking for a Christmas gift to give to somebody special!

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Natural Face Cream RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Natural Face Cream Recipe

This cream recipe is a favorite of mine. Natural Face Cream is made with an infusion of calendula flowers.  Calendula is believed to reduce inflammation, reduce acne, and promote healthy skin, which makes this a perfect addition to a night cream. Also, we have included Avocado Oil and Grapeseed Oil. Grapeseed oil does not clog pores, absorbs easily into the skin, does not leave a greasy feel to the skin, and provides the skin with anti inflammatory properties.  It is high in linoleic acid; providing mosturizing effects to the skin. Avocado Oil is a rich, moisturizing oil that is perfect for those with sensitive skin. This lotion is also available in a kit.

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Rose Lotion RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Rose Lotion Recipe

Back in the 1970s there was a lotion my grandmother used a lot. It was called Rose Milk lotion and our Rose Lotion recipe truly reminds me of her when I use it. We infused our distilled water with our red Rose Buds & Petals. Rose water is the perfect addition to any skin-care regime. Its use dates back to days of Cleopatra and has many incredible benefits to its use. Rose water is perfect for any type of skin. It has antibacterial properties, anti-inflammatory and has a load of antioxidants in it. We also used cocoa butter, fractionated coconut oil and meadowfoam seed oil. Meadowfoam seed oil is a wonderful, light oil that absorbs easily into the skin, leaving you feeling soft and not greasy! We chose our Fresh Cut Roses fragrance oil to scent this beautiful lotion.

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Solid Lotion Bar RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Solid Lotion Bar Recipe

Solid Lotion Bar is a quick and simple lotion that is perfect for those who like to hydrate their skin on the go! Made with shea butter, beeswax and jojoba oil, you have a lotion that absorbs quickly, seals in the moisture and keeps the winter dry skin at bay! This lotion is perfect for gym bags, purses, backpacks. No need to worry about loose caps and possible leakage with this lotion! We scented this lotion bar with our Beautiful Babe fragrance oil. If you are familiar with Estee Lauder’s Beautiful perfume, then you know how good this lotion will smell!  This fragrance is a delicate rose, jasmine and carnations with undertones of sweet melon and plum!

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Wine Lotion RecipeHandmade Lotion Recipes: Wine Lotion Recipe

Even though it says Wine Lotion, we did not use actual wine in the recipe. However, we did use our Resveratrol Extract Powder. Resveratrol is a natural polyphenol found in in the skin of red grapes. This powder is similar in the same properties of red wine, meaning it has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal properties, and is used in products that fight acne. Also, Resveratrol is used in anti-aging, anti-wrinkle cosmetic products. It will provide anti-inflammatory properties that reduce swelling.

We also included cocoa butter, grapeseed oil and Jojoba Oil. Both of these oils are wonderful for the skin! Grapeseed oil is light and non-greasy feeling on the skin.  Jojoba oil is considered a “liquid wax” and it will lock in the moisture and keeps your skin hydrated. We chose our Shiraz fragrance oil to help round out our “wine theme”. This is a beautiful, light fruity but robust red wine scent! A must try for wine lovers! 

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Chamomile Lotion Recipe

Our last recipe for today is our Chamomile Lotion Recipe. This is an easy, basic recipe that is perfect for beginners. We used apricot kernel oil and grapeseed oil. Both are light, absorb-able and non-greasy oils and are perfect when you want a light lotion. This would be a perfect summer-time lotion with no heavy oils or butters. The fragrance oil we chose is the delicate Chamomile fragrance oil. Chamomile fragrance oil smells of freshly picked chamomile flowers with hints of fresh green herbs.

Handmade Lotion Recipes: Find Us On Social Media

We hope you enjoyed learning about our handmade lotion recipes! See? Making your own lotion is truly an easy process! The ingredients are simple, nothing harsh goes into your creation and you can feel good about making something amazing for your skin! Next time your create an awesome product using any of Nature’s Garden products, show us! Snap a picture, describe what you made and what you used for your creation.Then come find us on Facebook, Instagram (@ngscents) or Twitter (@ngscents) and post your stuff! We love hearing from our customers and seeing all the fun things they have been up too!

Nov
08

Popular Christmas Fragrances


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Popular Christmas FragrancesPopular Christmas Fragrances

It’s almost that time of year! Time for Christmas, time for gifts and time for some inspiration to create those gifts. Christmas can sometimes feel overwhelming! From decorating the house, writing out Christmas cards, baking cookies, shopping, Christmas parties, well, the list can go on and on. Plus, trying to think up something fun and unique to give for your friends and family can be intimidating as well. If your a crafter, soaper, candlemaker, then naturally you have the urge to make something for those friends and family. Nature’s Garden has a list of our 10 Popular Christmas Fragrances that we hope will get those creative juices flowing!

Popular Christmas Fragrances: Candy Cane Fragrance OilPopular Christmas Fragrances: Candy Cane Fragrance Oil

First up we have our Candy Cane Fragrance Oil. This is a very popular fragrance at Christmas time! This isn’t just a straight up peppermint scent. This fragrance is peppermint, spearmint, with a touch of strawberries, eucalyptus and a nice soft background of vanilla.

Candy Cane fragrance worked perfectly in our cold process soap testing! There was no ricing, separation, or accelerating! However, we did experience some discoloring to a brown. You can use Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help prevent the oxidation of the fragrance. Also, the scent retention was strong and true throughout the cure time!

This fragrance oil is body safe and would be perfect in all bath and body products. We have a wonderful recipe that uses our Candy Cane Fragrance Oil. Check out our sweet Candy Cane Candle. This candle has pretty pink, red and white layers with a fluffy white topping and some sweet little swirled wafer embeds sitting atop the fluff!

Popular Christmas Fragrances: Christmas Cabernet Fragrance OilPopular Christmas Fragrances: Christmas Cabernet Fragrance Oil

This next fragrance oil is lovely all year long, not just at Christmas time! Christmas Cabernet fragrance oil has a true Cabernet scent of cherries and oak. With hints of ginger, vanilla and wine, this is a perfect fragrance to get you into the holiday spirit.

Christmas Cabernet is a soaper’s dream! During our cold process soap testing, there was no ricing, accelerating, or separating. Although it did turn a shade of olive brown, using a Vanilla White Color Stabilizer may help prevent this. Also, the scent retention was incredibly strong even after its cure time. This fragrance is also body safe and makes some wonderful smelling bath and body products. It also worked equally well in all soy and vegetable waxes.

If you enjoy making bath and body products, check out our Wine Sugar Scrub recipe. Sugar scrubs are incredibly popular and easy to make. A few simple ingredients such as sugar, olive oil, cocoa butter and grapeseed oil, is all it takes to make up nine 4 oz. jars of this yummy smelling scrub! Your skin will smell amazing and will also feel soft and smooth afterward.

Popular Christmas Fragrances: Christmas Cabin Fragrance OilPopular Christmas Fragrances: Christmas Cabin Fragrance Oil

Nature’s Garden’s Christmas Cabin Fragrance Oil is a true best seller during the holiday season. If Christmas had a smell it would definitely be the scent of bayberries, cranberries, cinnamon and orange zest! With one sniff, you can practically picture a pine tree, decorated with garlands of popcorn, cranberries, twinkling white lights and rustic ornaments adorning the branches, sitting in the corner of a cozy cabin, a warm, crackling fire burning in the stone fireplace. This fragrance is a definite must for your Christmas line-up!

Christmas Cabin did perfectly in our cold process soap testing! There was no ricing, accelerating, separating or discoloring. Also, the scent retention was nice a strong! This fragrance also was perfect in all candle wax testing and room freshening sprays!

Popular Christmas Fragrances: Christmas Thyme Fragrance OilPopular Christmas Fragrances: Christmas Thyme Fragrance Oil

Christmas Thyme fragrance oil is perfect for those that want a pine fragrance that isn’t overwhelming! Definite top notes of cinnamon, bayberries and apples along with the undertones of pine and thyme. A perfect balance that smells fresh and crisp!

Christmas Thyme is one of the few fragrances that is not body safe, therefore we did no cold process soap testing, nor any testing in bath and body products. However, this is a wonderful scent for those looking for candle fragrances that have wonderful cold and hot throws. This fragrance also makes a perfect room freshener or potpourri and incense.

If you are looking for a recipe to create for those that like potpourri, check out our Christmas Liquid Potpourri Recipe. This recipe uses our DPG solvent and of course, Christmas Thyme fragrance oil. When it’s ready to use, simply pour into your potpourri burner or even an oil burner and let your house fill with the fresh, clean scent of an outdoor Christmas.

Popular Christmas Fragrances: Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins Fragrance OilPopular Christmas Fragrances: Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins Fragrance Oil

What in the world is a Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins? This fragrance oil by Natures Garden was inspired by one of our favorite movies of all times – “ELF”.  At one point in the movie, Buddy mentions that he feels like a “Cotton headed ninny muggin”; AKA…an ELF Airhead.  This made us think, “What would a cotton headed ninny muggin smell like?”  Cotton headed ninny muggin fragrance oil begins with sweet, buttery, creamy coconut and vanilla frosting; leading to middle notes of powdery heliotrope and spicy hints; and sits on a powerful vanilla base. A very yummy smelling cotton head you will be!

Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins worked perfectly in our cold process soap testing! With no ricing, accelerating, separating, it soaped beautifully. However, it does discolor to a chocolate brown. The addition of some Vanilla White Color Stabilizer would be perfect to help prevent that. This fragrance oil also tested positive in room fresheners, all candle waxes and in bath and body products!

Have you ever thought of making your own play dough? It’s actually an easy craft that the kids can help out making! With some flour, vegetable oil and warm water, you can have some fun creating when it gets too yucky to play outside! Our Scented Play Dough recipe is made with five different colors and five different Christmas fragrances, one being Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins! This is must try if your kids are looking for something fun to do!

Popular Christmas Fragrances: Country Christmas Fragrance OilPopular Christmas Fragrances: Country Christmas Fragrance Oil

Our Country Christmas fragrance oil is a truly fantastic scent that is a blend of bayberries, cranberries, and apples, with spicy nuances of nutmeg and cloves with a top note of orange zests. This is another fragrance oil that makes me picture an old fashioned Christmas in a warm, cozy farmhouse or cabin. 

Country Christmas fragrance oil was not tested in cold process soap due to the fact that the maximum body safeness level was very low. If you do choose to soap with it, please try to stick to the guideline of the percentage we have allowed for. However, this fragrance is perfect in candles, wax melts, and any type of room freshening recipe!

With a country Christmas comes pictures of rustic decorations, home smells and family gatherings. We developed an easy decoration that uses our Country Christmas fragrance! Our Scented Twine Christmas Ornaments are a fun, easy craft to create! Simply wrap twine around an inflated balloon, coat the twine in scented glue, allow to dry. When the twine has hardened, you can pop the balloon and you’re left with a yummy smelling, rustic ornament that will give your tree a down-home look!

Popular Christmas Fragrances: Dance of The Sugar Plum Fairy Fragrance OilPopular Christmas Fragrances: Dance of The Sugar Plum Fairy Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil is truly a charming Christmas scent that is filled with surprises to delight all of the senses! Smell the plums, dark cherries and sweet oranges enhanced with peppery woody pine undertones and you will be entranced with the combination!

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy fragrance did very well in our cold process soap testing! There was no accelerating, ricing or separating. It did discolor to a light beige. It also did wonderful in bath and body products, room fresheners and in all candle waxes with strong scent retention all around.

A very unique fragrance oil deserves its very own recipe! Our creative team came up with the Sugar Plum Bath Bomb recipe! This is a perfect creation for the little girls in your life. With its  sweet fragrance and its pretty sparkly, purple color, the kids will want to take a bath to watch the fizzy, bubbly fun!

Popular Christmas Fragrances: Elf Sweat Fragrance OilPopular Christmas Fragrances: Elf Sweat Fragrance Oil

Do elves sweat? I really don’t know, but if they do than it probably smells like this fragrance!  This fragrance oil by Natures Garden was inspired by Santa’s elves.  Magical, happy, and hard-working…the perfect description of the personalities of Santa’s elves!  Are you ready to smell a fragrance that embraces these personality traits?  Elf sweat fragrance is a bubbly, magical blend of candy, candy canes, candy corn, and syrup, with effervescent spicy soda pop bubbles to provide a unique, magical top note.  This is fun, creative fragrance oil that will make any products pop!

Elf Sweat fragrance oil is a perfect, all around fragrance that works perfectly in all types of products. In our cold process soap testing, it behaved perfectly with no ricing, accelerating or separating. It did discolor to a light beige color, but that can be prevented with so Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. Our customers love this fragrance in everything from candles, to bath bombs to lotion! A good fragrance to keep in stock during the holidays!

Who knew that lumps of coal could smell so good! These Elf Sweat scented bath bombs are perfect for anybody in your family that’s not been very good all year. Just kidding! They are perfect for anybody in your family that deserves a fun treat for bath time! From little kids to big kids, bath bombs are a perfect way to get them into the bath tub with out fussing! Lumps of Coal Bath Bombs will leave your skin soft and hydrated with baking soda and coconut oil! Plus, with the addition of Hawaiian Black Salt and activated charcoal, they are perfect for exfoliating the skin also! 

Popular Christmas Fragrances: Gingersnap Cookies Fragrance OilPopular Christmas Fragrances: Gingersnap Cookies Fragrance Oil

Gingersnap Cookies fragrance oil smells like true gingersnap cookies! The bite of ginger, with base notes of bakery scents is the perfect addition to any line of smell good bath treats you are creating for the holiday season!

When we tested Gingersnap Cookies Fragrance Oil in cold process soap, it performed perfectly! There was no ricing, accelerating, or separating. While it did discolor to a light tan, that seems to be perfect for a gingersnap scented soap if you ask me! The scent retention was strong and yummy through its cure time! It also worked perfectly in all candle waxes and in bath and body products!

I feel that you can never have to many bath bomb recipes or ideas to have in stock, especially when it comes to Christmas time! Bath bombs are really easy to make and kids love them! They truly can make bath time fun time! With skin friendly ingredients, adults love them to. They leave your skin soft and moisturized feeling! These Gingerbread Cookies Bath Bombs are perfect to give in spa bags or gift baskets!  Add in some gingersnap cookies lotion, soap and candle set and you have a truly lovely gift set to give!

Popular Christmas Fragrances: Reindeer Poo Fragrance OilPopular Christmas Fragrances: Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil

Reindeer Poo? In a fragrance oil? Do people really want to smell that? Well of course they do! If it’s from Nature’s Garden they do! Reindeer Poo fragrance oil is a unique blend of apples and pears; followed by middle notes of eucalyptus, pine, and geranium. Base notes of vanilla and cedarwood balance it all out! This is truly a fun fragrance to have in your collection!

Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil did accelerate in our cold process soap testing, so it is strongly suggested to soap at room temperature. However, there was no ricing or separating. It did discolor to a tan, but the scent stayed strong and true through its cure time. This fragrance did perfect in all candle waxes and in room fresheners. It also performed well in bath and body products.

If you are looking for a fun craft to make for somebody special this Christmas, our Reindeer Poo candle is the answer. This pretty candle is made using our Palm Container Wax. This wax has a beautiful crystal effect when it has hardened, which is perfect for winter-themed candles. On top of the whipped, fluffy snow is a little present left by Rudolph! What could it be? Well Reindeer Poo of course! (The good smelling kind!)

Popular Christmas Fragrances: That’s All For Now

We hope you have enjoyed learning about some of these popular Christmas fragrances from Nature’s Garden. If you would like to explore more of our Christmas fragrances, follow this link to see what we have to offer! Once you have made your awesome creations with any of Nature’s Garden products, come find us on social media and show us what you did! You can find us on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents) or Instagram (@ngscents). Show us a picture and we will share for all to see! We love seeing what our customers have been up to and it’s an awesome way to toot your own horn and be proud of what you did!

Nov
05

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts


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Our Favorite Christmas CraftsOur Favorite Christmas Crafts

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: More Craft Ideas

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

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

Oct
23

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes


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10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes

Have you been looking into a fun, new craft that doesn’t take a lot of time or equipment? How about creating your own soap?  When thinking of making soap, your mind goes to lye and long cure times. Also, most people shy away from the idea of making soap from scratch since it does involve using lye, which can be intimidating to some. However, with melt and pour soap, the lye process has been done for you! What you have with melt and pour soap base is a safe and fun project that anybody can do. This type of craft can even be done with little ones! They can help participate in picking out colors and fragrances, molds and designs. So, if you are looking for some inspiration to help you get started in the soaping world, Natures Garden has 10 cocoa butter melt and pour soap recipes to lead you on!

With Christmas time around the corner, we are sure you are looking for some fun, sweet smelling gifts to give!  With simple instructions, some yummy smells and some very creative touches, these recipes can help you can make gifts for friends and family just in time for the holiday! What better way to say “I love you” than with a homemade present?

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Is Melt and Pour Really Soap?10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Is Melt and Pour Really Soap?

If you are new to any type of soap making, you may have stumbled upon melt and pour soap bases. However, you may be wondering is melt and pour soap really soap? Of course, it is! Most melt and pour soap bases are unscented and have the capability of being melted and remelted without losing any of its quality!  Another thing, melt and pour soap is actually extremely soothing to the skin, with no harsh chemicals as many store brands contain.

What do I like about melt and pour soap? I can pronounce all the ingredients and I also know what each ingredient’s purpose is. Another factor I like about melt and pour soap? I can create any kind of yummy smelling soap I want! You are only limited by your imagination with what you can do with melt and pour soap!

Today we are going to be showing you 10 of our Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour creations! Each recipe is simple to follow with outstanding results! Your friends and family will be so impressed by your newest, crafty abilities. You are sure to get some attention with some of these fun bath treats.  Also, before you get started on creating any of our recipes, check out our Melt and Pour Soap Information! You can learn about the different types of soap base Nature’s Garden has to offer, the ingredients in melt and pour soap base and a quick lesson in how to work with melt and pour soap!

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Chocolate Cherry Soap Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Chocolate Cherry Soap Recipe

Our first melt and pour soap recipe are these yummy looking Chocolate Cherry Soaps! These soaps look and smell good enough to eat! You may have to put out a warning that they aren’t edible! Made with our Cocoa Butter melt and pour soap base, this recipe makes 12 guest soaps that will look adorable sitting on the bathroom counter! This recipe also incorporates some Diamond Clear melt and pour soap that is used for the cherries and the red drizzle. We chose to use real cocoa powder in this recipe, both for some added colorant and natural scent! Plus, our Cherry fragrance oil mixed with the cocoa powder gives a definite scent of chocolate covered cherries!

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Pistachio Melt and Pour Soap Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Pistachio Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Next up we have our Pistachio Melt and Pour soap Recipe. This innovative soap looks just like the pistachio layered dessert that is so popular at potlucks or get-togethers.  This inspiration behind this bath dessert is our Pistachio Pudding Cake fragrance oil that smells of yummy pistachio nuts, almonds and vanilla with a slight floral background! This melt and pour soap is an easy bath treat to make. We created this yummy soap by using cocoa butter melt and pour for the fluffy topping, the graham cracker crust and the white cool whip middle!  We also used Diamond Clear Melt and Pour for the pistachio pudding and to top it off, we sprinkled dried Orange Peel on top to give it a realistic look of crushed pistachios on top! Using our Basic Square-Mold Market Mold, you will get 3 bars of soap with this recipe!

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap Recipe

This next yummy dessert soap will inspire your inner baker for sure! Our Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled soap recipe will give you a whole new perspective on what you can create with melt and pour soap! The secret to getting the soap to roll; vegetable glycerin! Just a bit gives melt and pour soap a flexibility that you won’t believe. Not only will this soap be impressive to look at, but you may want to create the real thing when you are done! What inspired this soapy dessert was our Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle fragrance oil. This fragrance smells of chocolate, sweet raspberries and vanilla! Once the whole soap is set up, you can simply slice the soap into individual slices and wrap to give as gifts!

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Christmas Bath Cookies Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Christmas Bath Cookies Recipe

This Christmas Bath Cookies recipe is a unique twist on the bath bomb. The cookie part was created using your usual bath bomb ingredients such as baking soda and citric acid. However, we also included mango butter and cocoa butter to help give your skin some extra softness! Now, most bath bombs don’t have icing on top but ALL Christmas cookies should have icing! This frosting is made using cocoa butter melt and pour soap and whipped soap base! Double luxury! You can top your bath cookie off with some Christmas colored sprinkles to complete the look! Of course, the fragrance oil we chose is our delicious Christmas Cookies fragrance oil. Butter, vanilla and frosting is what your bathroom will smell like! You will get 18 bath cookies with this recipe!

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Our next recipe may not look like a dessert, however, it smells like a dessert! This Swirled Melt and Pour soap is very easy to create using a simple loaf mold and white, pink and chocolate swirls that give it a marbled look. We chose to color this soap naturally!  Kaolin clay for the white portion and Rose clay for the pink. For the chocolate swirls, we used organic Cocoa powder. This powder is not only a natural colorant, but it will enhance the scent of the Chocolate Covered Strawberries fragrance oil that we used. This recipe creates two pound of soap. You can slice it up and give as individual gifts.

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Chocolate Dipped Bath Fizzies Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Chocolate Dipped Bath Fizzies Recipe

This next recipe would be a perfect Valentine’s Day treat to make for somebody you love! They look and smell scrumptious enough to eat, however, I wouldn’t suggest it! These Chocolate Dipped Bath Fizzies will leave your skin feeling soft and hydrated. These fizzies are made with your basic bath bomb ingredients such as baking soda and citric acid, but we also created a “chocolate coating” made of cocoa butter melt and pour soap! Sprinkle some sweet little decorating sprinkles on the top for a final touch and you will have some super cute bath treats to help Valentine’s Day end on a sweet note for whoever you love or even for yourself! You have to love yourself too!  The fragrance oil we chose is our uniquely decadent Chocolate Lovers Type that smells amazingly chocolaty with a background of citrus and vanilla! We also used our Brownie Pops Silicone Soap Mold which makes removing your bath fizzies easy! This recipe will give you 10 fizzies!

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Vanilla Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Vanilla Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe

These little Vanilla sugar scrub cubes look sweet enough to dissolve on your tongue, but they work better in the bathtub! Simple and quick to create, this recipe makes 24 sugar scrub squares that will leave your skin soft and supple. We made these skin treats with Grapeseed, Apricot Kernel, Sesame Seed Oil, cocoa butter melt and pour soap, plus some Vanilla Powder!  These little sugar cubes are perfect for scrubbing away dry skin and they will you smelling yummy! Our fragrance oil is the popular NG Warm Vanilla & Sugar! This is a warm vanilla fragrance with deep musky undertones. Once they are ready to use, store them in a glass jar! You will get 24 little scrubs using Brownie Bites silicone soap mold!

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Beetroot Facial Soap Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Beetroot Facial Soap Recipe

Beet root is amazing for the skin! This pretty pink powder is known for its high levels of nutrients such as beta carotene, vitamin B5, vitamin B1, vitamin C. It is a perfect addition to any face soap! As a side note,  the pink color that beet root gives to our cocoa butter melt and pour soap base will eventually oxidize and turn a brownish color. That is why we have incorporated some citric acid and some Tomato Red FUN soap colorant to help keep this Beetroot Facial Soap looking pretty in pink for quite a while! This recipe makes 2 6 oz. facial bars. This soap would be a wonderful addition to a spa gift basket using some of our other recipes that have been created using beet root powder! We have an Emulsified Beet Sugar Scrub, a Black Cherry Bomb bath bomb and even some Rose Violet Bath Melts that would make perfect gift basket goodies!

 

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Macaroon Melt and Pour Soap Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Macaroon Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

These Macaroon melt and pour soaps look adorable in their bright, neon colors! Kids will love these little soaps at bath time and it’s a perfect way to get them into the bath tub! The “outside” of the cookies are made with our cocoa butter melt and pour soap. The “creamy filling” is actually our whipped soap base! This recipe makes 6 soaps that smell of our Almond Macaroon fragrance oil. The scent of orange, coconut, almond and vanilla will have the little ones smelling sweet and clean for bedtime!

 

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Soap Frosting Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Soap Frosting Recipe

Anytime you need a quick topping to any of your soap desserts, whether they are melt and pour soaps or cold process soaps, our Soap Frosting Recipe is a perfect go-to topping! It’s quick and easy to make! Simply whip together our whipped soap base with melted cocoa butter melt and pour soap and there you go! It will come out light and fluffy, just like the real thing!  While our recipe uses our Buttercream fragrance oil, you can scent yours to match your bath dessert. You can also add any colorant that you desire to make your soap pop with color! One more thing!  If your fragrance oil is known to turn soap brown in color, you can add some Vanilla White color stabilizer to help keep the color true. This recipe will make enough frosting to top 8 large soap cupcakes!

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: More Cocoa Butter Ideas

We hope you enjoyed these 10 cocoa butter melt and pour soap recipes! Whether you are a newbie looking to create some fun gifts for friends and family, or a seasoned soaper who is just looking for some inspiration, Nature’s Garden has you covered! Natures Garden also carries a golden natural cocoa butter and a deodorized cocoa butter.  You can incorporate cocoa butter into recipes like lip balm and cold process soap.  It really is a versatile cosmetic ingredient. Nature’s Garden also offers soap classes to help you familiarize yourself with all the ingredients that we use in our recipes.  While Natures Garden sells cocoa butter for cosmetic use only, food grade cocoa butter can even be used in baking. Here is an example, a vegan chocolate recipe.

Have you made some cool new projects using any Nature’s Garden products lately? We would love to see them! In fact, we love to see and hear from any or all of our customers! You can find us on our Facebook page, Twitter (@ngscents) or on Instagram (@ngscents). Show us (and all of our followers) what you have been creating! We will also share it for others to see too!

Oct
10

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe


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Pumpkin Bath Melts RecipePumpkin Bath Melts Recipe

When summer starts to melt into fall, crafters of all kinds start looking for new things to create for their friends, family or customers. When it comes to bath and body products, Nature’s Garden always has some fun, new ideas to help inspire you! This Pumpkin Bath Melts recipe is a perfect example! They are super simple and quick to make! This recipe makes 13 bath melts. Not only would these make adorable gift bag treats, but they could also enhance a pumpkin-themed gift basket.

These shimmery pumpkins are full of skin softening ingredients such as Mango, Cocoa Butter and Pumpkin Seed Oil. They also smell of our yummy Caramel Apple Fragrance oil and a little bit of pumpkin pie spice blend to help enhance the scent of fall! Plus, these little guys have some mica for added color and pop! We are sure that you will be hooked on making these sweet little guys for everybody around you!

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: A little Bit of Pumpkin HistoryPumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: A little Bit of Pumpkin History

Pumpkins have been a part of history for quite sometime. In fact, they were a staple in early American diets and not in pumpkin pie! The oldest evidence of pumpkins were in pumpkin-related seeds dating between 7000 and 5500 B.C. and were found in Mexico. Then, only the seeds were eaten as the pumpkins flesh was too bitter to be eaten. However, with cultivation, pumpkins began to develop a sweeter taste and became a Native American staple. Pumpkin was dried, stewed, baked and roasted. When the pumpkin had been hollowed out, they could be used as a water vessels, storage containers or even bowls.

Pumpkins were such a large part of some Native American food culture. They were actually part of a growing process the Indians called “The Three Sisters”. The sisters were corn, pumpkins and beans. These vegetables were planted together, each one benefiting the other as they grew. Nowadays, pumpkins are a natural fall icon, used mostly for Jack O’ Lanterns, or fall decorating. These pumpkins are mass produced and not edible in the least, although there are still pumpkins grown strictly for eating. These are smaller, denser and sweeter tasting and perfect for those Thanksgiving pumpkin pies and cakes!

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Some of The IngredientsPumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Some of The Ingredients

Before we get started on the bath melts, let’s get familiar with some of the ingredients! Mango Butter is a luscious ingredient when using in bath and body products. It has a nice, silky texture that will add some wonderful skin softening and hydration to your bath treats! Plus, this butter is said to reduce signs of aging by reducing wrinkle formations!

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Pumpkin Seed OilPumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Pumpkin Seed Oil

What better oil to put in your pumpkin bath melts than Pumpkin Seed Oil. This is actually a very good oil for bath products. Pumpkin seed oil is loaded with nutrients:  Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, Vitamins E, A, and C, and it is rich in the mineral zinc. This oil absorbs beautifully in to your skin and will not leave a greasy, oily feeling.  Pumpkin seed oil is also helpful in repairing dry, damaged skin.

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Pumpkin Seed PowderPumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Pumpkin Seed Powder

You don’t often see recipes that use Pumpkin Seed Powder, but this powder is a wonderful addition to bath and body recipes. Not only are pumpkin seeds yummy to snack on, but they contain an array of nutrients which are beneficial to your body, inside and out! Pumpkin seeds contain 18 amino acids, omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, phosphorus, manganese, magnesium, zinc, iron, copper, and vitamin K.  When used in cosmetics, pumpkin seed powder is perfect for its antioxidant, nourishing, and skin softening properties.

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Spice PowderPumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Spice Powder

Pumpkin Pie Spice Powder doesn’t have to be saved for baking anymore! This yummy spice blend of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and ginger can add wonderful natural color and scent to soaps, bath bombs and even soaps!

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Caramel Apple Fragrance OilPumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Caramel Apple Fragrance Oil

Natures Garden’s Caramel Apple fragrance oil smells like the real thing! A big, juicy red apple dipped in warm, buttery caramel! In fact, the fragrance oil makes these bath melts smell like candy that you could eat! Don’t be tempted to take a lick!

 

 

 

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Ingredients Available At Nature’s Garden

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need

  • Scale
  • Pots (2 for double boiler)
  • Spatula
  • Stovetop

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Total Recipe Weights

  • 57 grams Palm Oil
  • 42 grams Mango Butter
  • 113 grams Cocoa Butter Golden Natural
  • 15 grams Pumpkin Seed Oil
  • 6 grams White Beeswax
  • 4 grams Caramel Apple Fragrance Oil
  • 2 grams Pumpkin Seed Powder
  • 2 grams Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend Powder
  • 1 gram Diamond Dust Mica
  • 1 gram 24 K Gold Mica

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Before You Get Started

Prior to starting on your bath melts, it’s always a good idea to take a few precautionary steps. First, clean and sanitize your work area. Make sure that you have all your ingredients within easy reach and that you also have enough room to work in. Also, make sure your equipment and utensils are also clean and sanitized. We also suggest wearing a hair net and protective clothing when preparing this recipe.  These steps will ensure that you can work smoothly without any interruptions in your creating. Now, we can get started on your recipe!

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Prepare Your Double Boiler

You will be using a double boiler to melt your waxes and butters, so you will want to get that ready. If you are familiar with how a double boiler works, you can skip this part and move on to the next step. If not, we can give a quick tutorial on setting one up. Double boilers are easy to create. You will need 2 different sized pots, preferably ones that you no longer use for cooking. One pot should be smaller than the other, so that it can fit inside the larger one. In the larger pot, place a few inches of water. To the smaller pot, you will add your waxes and butters. Then you will place the smaller pot into the larger pot to allow the butters and waxes to melt.

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Prepping the Wax, Oils and ButtersPumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Prepping the Wax, Oils and Butters

Once you have the outside pot heating on the heat source, you will weigh out the wax, oils and butters to the smaller pot. Place your clean pot on the scale, tare out the weight and weigh in 57 grams of Palm Oil, 42 grams of Mango Butter, 113 grams of Cocoa Butter Golden Natural, 6 grams of White Beeswax and 15 grams of Pumpkin Seed Oil.

 

 

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Melting the Wax, Oils and Butters

Place the smaller pot inside the larger pot. Now you will melt the oils, butters and wax on a gentle heat, stirring occasionally, until everything is melted and combined. Once everything is nicely melted, you can turn off your heat and remove the inner pot and set it aside for the moment.

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Prepping the Powders, Micas and Fragrance OilPumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Prepping the Powders, Micas and Fragrance Oil

While you are waiting for the butters to melt, you can prep the powders and micas. So to a small bowl that is placed on your scale, weigh in 2 grams of pumpkin seed powder, 2 grams of pumpkin pie spice blend powder, 1 gram of Diamond Dust Mica, 1 gram of 24K Gold Mica and 4 grams of Caramel Apple fragrance oil.  Mix this together using a spoon until everything is incorporated.

 

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Combining All the IngredientsPumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Combining All the Ingredients

Now that your butters and waxes are melted, you can combine the mixed powders and fragrance oil in with the butters. Stir this mixture well until everything is well incorporated.

 

 

 

 

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Pouring the Bath MeltsPumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Pouring the Bath Melts

Now that everything is fully mixed, you will be pouring them into the mold. Have your mold setting in front of you and carefully pour the mixture into each cavity.

 

 

 

 

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Allowing the Melts to Set Up

Next, you will need to allow your bath melts to set up a bit. You want them to have a “film” over the top before attempting to move them. This should not take very long. Once they are set, you can move them to the freezer. Allow the bath melts to set in the freezer for about 30 minutes. Then, you can remove them from the freezer and pop them out of their mold.

 

 

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Ready to UsePumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: Ready to Use

Your Pumpkin Bath Melts are ready to use! Simply place one melt under warm, running bath water, sit back and unwind after a long day! Enjoy the scent of spice and caramel in the air! Use bath melts with caution, however! They can and will make your bath tub slippery! Also, we do not recommend shipping these to your customers in warm climates. Bath melts will simply melt with skin contact due to body heat.

 

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: That’s All For Today

We hope you enjoyed reading and learning about our newest fall bath treat! These Pumpkin Bath Melts are sure to please everybody that appreciates wonderful products that help nourish your skin and smell amazing!  Whether you create these little pumpkins for yourself, family, friends or clients, they are sure to be an annual treat that everyone will love and want.

Pumpkin Bath Melts Recipe: More Fun Pumpkin Treats

If you are looking for some more fun pumpkin themed bath and body recipes, Nature’s Garden has a plethora of recipes to choose from. From body scrub to soaps, they are easy to make and would make a lovely fall themed gift basket!

Pumpkin Eggnog Foaming Sugar Scrub RecipePumpkin Eggnog Foaming Sugar Scrub Recipe

This Pumpkin Eggnog Foaming Sugar Scrub is quick and easy to make! Our whipped soap base and a bit of sugar, you can have this scrub whipped up in no time. The inspiration for this sugar scrub is our Pumpkin Eggnog fragrance oil. It has a wonderfully warm, sugary pumpkin vanilla scent!

Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap RecipePumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap Recipe

If you like to make Cold Process soap, we have a lovely Pumpkin Puree Cold Process soap recipe that uses real pumpkin puree as one of the ingredients. Pumpkin puree adds a wonderful natural, deep orange color to the soap. The pumpkin fragrance we chose is our yummy Pumpkin Apple Butter. This scent is a wonderful combination of apples, pears, cinnamon, clove and vanilla.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts RecipePumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts Recipe

If you are looking to have a candle addition to your bath time gift basket, our Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts are perfect! Simple and quick to make, these wax melts look like a pumpkin treat to eat and they smell just as delicious! We used our Pillar of Bliss for the “chocolate crust” and “cheesecake” part of the wax melt and for the “whipped topping” we used Joy Wax! Of course we used our Pumpkin Cheesecake fragrance oil! A delicious scent of cinnamon, whipped cream, vanilla and rum!

Pumpkin Pie Candle RecipePumpkin Pie Candle Recipe

If you like to make candles, we have a Pumpkin Candle that is sure to make somebody think you made a Pumpkin Pie for dessert! This layered candle is easy to create using Joy Wax for the base of the candle and for the “whipped topping”. The finishing touch is a cute little pumpkin embed perched on top. The fragrance we scented this candle with is, of course, our Pumpkin Pie Spice. A true to it’s name scent that smells like the spice blend you add to the traditional fall treat.

We hope we have inspired you to create some fun pumpkin themed products for fall line-up! Check out some more pumpkin-themed bath and body products, or even some wax melts to help get you into the spirit of fall!

If you want to show off any creations that you make using any Nature’s Garden products give us a holler! You can post your products on our Facebook page, or find us on Instagram (@ngscents) or on Twitter (@ngscents) Nothing makes us more excited then seeing what our customers have been up too! We can’t wait to hear from you!

Sep
20

Aloe Body Cream Recipe


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Aloe Body Cream RecipeAloe Body Cream Recipe

This Aloe Body Cream recipe is not only easy to create but would be a perfect gift to make for those you love! This lotion would also be a wonderful addition to your line of bath and body products! With skin loving ingredients such as Argan Oil, Mango Butter and Fractionated Coconut Oil.

In this day and age of products containing chemicals and people suffering from many types of skin conditions, this lotion is perfect! You might thing that making lotion would be a complicated thing to create, but the ingredients are simple and natural as well as the process!  Nothing complicated or intimidating in this recipe! This lotion is incredibly silky with no greasy after-feeling. Your skin will feel soft, supple and hydrated! Perfect for the upcoming winter months!

Aloe Body Cream: What Exactly is AloeAloe Body Cream: What Exactly is Aloe

So what is Aloe exactly? Well, most of us know it is a plant, and the gel that you squeeze from the plant is a must have to help soothe a summer sunburn. However, there are so many other uses and benefits from this spiky looking plant. Aloe barbadensis miller, or Aloe Vera, is a succulent plant that is native to the Mediterranean region as well as East and South Africa area. It is an incredibly adaptable plant and can now be found on just about any continent! Aloe Vera is one of the oldest known plants that has been used medicinally and can be traced back over 6,000 years to ancient Egypt. Ancient carvings contain images of the aloe plant, which they referred to as the “plant of immortality.” It was supposedly given as a gift to deceased pharaohs.

There is more to this plant than the use of its gel for sunburn, though. It contains many nutrients and minerals that are important to the body. Manganese, potassium, magnesium, zinc, copper, calcium, sodium, iron and chromium. Along with these nutrients are many body-healthy vitamins such as niacin, folic acid, vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and B12 plus, vitamin C and E. That is a lot of nutrients for such an unpretentious looking plant to have!

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Aloe Vera UsesAloe Body Cream Recipe: Aloe Vera Uses

What can Aloe Vera be used for? Well, there are many uses for this plant! Most know that it is a wonderful anti-inflammatory and antibiotic. The range for medical treatment has widened profoundly in the past ten years. Since it has been developed into a capsule form, Aloe can be used to help treat respiratory disorders such as bronchitis, diabetes, ulcerative colitis, or hepatitis. Studies have been done on how Aloe Vera can even be used as a possible treatment for breast cancer!

Topically, Aloe Vera is amazing! Since it is best known for is skin care properties, you can find aloe in all types of bath and body products. It’s rich nutrients and vitamins are perfect to help keep your skin healthy and glowing! Since it is an anti-inflammatory and an anti-fungal, it is perfect for those who suffer from acne or psoriasis. Aloe can even make the skin firmer as well as keeping it hydrated and reducing any wrinkles or fine lines.

Another amazing benefit Aloe Vera has to offer: it is also wonderful to use in hair products. It can help control frizz, add luster and strength to the hair. It also works as a great rinse for oily hair. Aloe is also good to help prevent dandruff or by rejuvenating the hair follicles which helps reduce hair loss. 

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Other Uses for Aloe VeraAloe Body Cream Recipe: Other Uses for Aloe Vera

One last thing before we get started on our recipe: Nature’s Garden sells Aloe Vera Powder for external use only. We do not sell it as a food item. The information above is for educational purposes only and is not to be used as medical advice. Now let’s talk about some of the ingredients we will be using in the lotion!

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Argan OilAloe Body Cream Recipe: Argan Oil

Argan oil absorbs beautifully into the skin, making it a fantastic oil to include in your haircare and skincare formulations. This luxurious oil allows the skin to breathe and is used in many acne-fighting formulas. It is a perfect addition to this lotion!

 

 

 

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Mango ButterAloe Body Cream Recipe: Mango Butter

Mango Butter is a rich, intensive moisturizer that helps protect the skin from UV rays and is perfect for those who want to help prevent aging skin. It will help soften wrinkles, smooth fine lines and help improve the look of your skin.

 

 

 

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Stearic AcidAloe Body Cream Recipe: Stearic Acid

Stearic Acid is used in all types of bath and body products. When it is used in lotions or creams it acts as a thickener. If we had chosen to not use stearic acid in this recipe, it would not have that thick, creamy texture to it.

 

 

 

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Fractionated Coconut OilAloe Body Cream Recipe: Fractionated Coconut Oil

This lovely oil looks different from the regular Coconut Oil, it has the same benefits. The only difference is that the whole coconut oil has had certain components of the oil removed leaving a clear, shelf-stable oil that can be used for many things such as medical, cosmetics or even industrial. Fractionated Coconut Oil also makes a very good carrier oil.

 

 

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Orchid Rain Fragrance OilAloe Body Cream Recipe: Orchid Rain Fragrance Oil

We chose this fragrance for it’s lovely, fresh spa-like scent! This fragrance oil is a unique combination of fresh orchids, peony, water lily, watercress, aloe vera, and bamboo. Very fresh and clean! The perfect fragrance for this light, moisturizing lotion!

 

 

 

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Ingredients Available at Nature’s Garden

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment You’ll Need

  • Distilled Water
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Stainless Steel Spoon
  • Stovetop
  • (2) Pots
  • Stick Blender
  • Scale

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Total Recipe Weights

  • 706 grams of Distilled Water
  • 80 grams Fractionated Coconut Oil
  • 36 grams Argan Oil
  • 48 grams Silky Emulsifying Wax
  • 20 grams Mango Butter
  • 16 grams Stearic Acid
  • 10 grams Vitamin E Oil
  • 14 grams Optiphen Preservative
  • 12 grams Orchid Rain Fragrance Oil
  • 25 grams Aloe Leaf Powder

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Before You Get Started

Before you get started on preparing your lotion, it’s always best to take a moment to prep your work area. Go ahead and clean and sanitize your work area, equipment and packaging supplies. Also, have your ingredients at an easy reach. This will help streamline your process of making the lotion without having any interruptions. Also, always use cooking equipment that is no longer used for cooking.

 

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: The Water Phase

Making any type of body butter, lotion or cream is done in four phases. The first phase is the water phase. You will be preparing your water. We suggest using distilled water. So using a pot that you no longer will be using for food, weigh out 850 grams of distilled water. While you will not need quite this much, some of the water will evaporate. It is always better to have too much water than not enough. Place the pot of water on your stove top. Now heat your water to at least 180 degrees Fahrenheit. You will want to keep the water at this temperature for 20 minutes. This ensures that the heat will destroy any bacteria that may be in the water.

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: The Aloe Leaf Powder

While you are waiting for the water to heat up, you can prepare the aloe leaf powder. Go ahead and take a tea bag. Add in the 25 grams of the Aloe Leaf Powder.

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Adding the Aloe Leaf PowderAloe Body Cream Recipe: Adding the Aloe Leaf Powder

Next, when your water has reached the correct temperature and has been held for the 20 minutes, go ahead and remove the pot from the stove. In a bowl, weigh out 706 grams of the distilled water and add the aloe tea bag to it. You can go ahead and set this bowl aside for the time being. Your water will turn a shade similar to Apple Cider Vinegar.

 

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: The Oil Phase

The next phase is the Oil Phase. We will be using the double boiler method for this step. Have 2 pots ready to use. One pot should be able to fit into a larger pot. In the small pot, go ahead and weigh out all the following ingredients: 36 grams Argan Oil, 80 grams of Fractionated Coconut Oil, 16 grams of Stearic Acid, 48 grams of Silky Emulsifying Wax and 20 grams of Mango Butter.

To the second pot, add just a few inches worth of tap water and place it on your stove top. Turn your heat to medium and place the smaller pot inside the larger pot. Next, you will heat the oils and butter to 140 degrees Fahrenheit, stirring occasionally until all the ingredients are melted. Once these ingredients have reached the correct temperature, you can remove the smaller pot from the double boiler and turn off your heat. 

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: The Mixing PhaseAloe Body Cream Recipe: The Mixing Phase

Before you get started on the third phase, the mixing phase, you will want to make sure the distilled water you heated earlier is at 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Both the water and the oils need to be at the same temperature before you start mixing. If your water has cooled too much go ahead and heat it back to 140 degrees. (Before you combine the ingredients together, you can remove the aloe tea bag from the water.) So once both water and oils are at the same temperature, add them both to a large deep mixing bowl. Next, you will take your stick blender and mix the ingredients together. As you are mixing, you will notice that the mixture is turning white in color. This simply means that your lotion is starting to emulsify

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: The Cool Down PhaseAloe Body Cream Recipe: The Cool Down Phase

Now you need to check the temperature of the mixture. It should be cooled to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Since you will be adding the Optiphen in, the temperature needs to be below 140 degrees. If Optiphen is added at too high a temperature, the preserving qualities of the preservative may be destroyed.  Now once the temperature of the cream has cooled to the 120 degrees, you can now weigh in 14 grams of Optiphen, 10 grams of vitamin E and 12 grams of Orchid Rain fragrance oil. Then, once again using your stick blender, mix these additions into your emulsified water and oil mixture.

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: Packaging Up Your ProductAloe Body Cream Recipe: Packaging Up Your Product

As the cream is cooling, stick blend occasionally to ensure that it is emulsifying properly. Also, as your lotion cools, it will thicken up. Finally, after your cream has cooled and reached room temperature, you can place the cream in your jars and place the lids on top! This recipe makes five 8 ounce jars of body cream!

 

 

Aloe Body Cream Recipe: That’s All For Now

We hope you enjoyed this new recipe from us at Nature’s Garden. This cream is thick, luscious and leaves your skin feeling silky and soft with absolutely no greasy after feeling! These would make perfect gifts to make for your friends, family or to add to your line of bath and body products. It’s also a perfect time since the winter winds will be blowing soon leaving you with some dry, itchy winter skin!

If you are interested in learning more about Aloe Vera, check out our downloadable class we have on our website. It is chock full of helpful information on this versatile plant and all the qualities it has to offer!

 

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