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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!

Apr
13

20 Mothers Day Crafts


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2020 Mothers Day Crafts Mothers Day Crafts

If you are looking for some unique Mother’s Day gift ideas diy that you can use to create a present for your mom, then you will definitely want to check out our Mothers Day crafts.  This blog is a great place to start looking for a recipe that is perfect for a mom. These bath and body recipes include all kinds of different homemade recipes, like diy bath bombs or homemade lotions, that are perfect for creating as gifts. So, there are plenty of options to choose the best recipe for your mom this Mother’s Day. Plus, our homemade recipes include our gorgeous and feminine fragrance oils to create amazing cosmetics that are great for Mother’s Day.  So, use our blog to find a homemade cosmetics recipe to create a gift that you mother deserves!

20 Mothers Day Crafts:: Valentine's Day Bouquet Recipe20 Mothers Day Crafts: Valentine’s Day Bouquet Recipe

One perfect recipe that you can make with our Angel Love Fragrance Oil is the lovely Valentine’s Day Bouquet Recipe. This delightful recipes a variety of gorgeous scents that blend perfectly in this bouquet of cosmetics and scented flowers.  So, you would need to create aroma bead ornaments in heart shapes. Also, the bouquet includes some Victorian heart soaps and scented aroma buds. This will leave you with an arrangement that looks gorgeous and  smells wonderful. Plus, the soaps can really be used!

 

20 Mothers Day Crafts: Rose Lotion Recipe20 Mothers Day Crafts: Rose Lotion Recipe

Not only is this fantastic scent used for the lovely bouquet recipe, but this fresh, true scent is use to create our Rose Lotion Recipe. The wonderful scent of our true rose fragrance combined with the scent of our rose petal herb infused lotion creates an irresistible lotion recipe. Plus, this lotion recipe includes various oils and butters that create a great homemade moisturizer for dry skin. This will leave you with a lotion that smells absolutely delightful and really cares for your skin.

20 Mothers Day Crafts: Pink Salt Bath Bombs Recipe20 Mothers Day Crafts: Pink Salt Bath Bombs Recipe

Our Pink Salt Bath Bombs Recipe is a perfect choice for anyone looking for unique Mother’s Day gifts. These beautiful diy bath bombs use lovely pink Himalayan Salt, which is pretty and perfect for a bath soak. Plus, this homemade bath bomb recipe uses a nourishing oils that will care for your skin. Plus, this recipe includes our lovely Che Bella Donna Fragrance Oil. So, this lovely bath bomb is amazing for your body and smells delightfully floral.

20 Mothers Day Crafts: Burgundy Rose Bath Milk Soak Recipe20 Mothers Day Crafts: Burgundy Rose Bath Milk Soak Recipe

Another great idea for mother’s day homemade bath soap gifts. One wonderful recipe that you can use is our Burgundy Rose Bath Milk Soak Recipe. This cosmetic recipe uses some herbs and powders, like rose petals and powdered milk, that are perfect for creating a lovely bath soak recipe. Further, this bath and body recipe includes our amazing scented oil. So, you are sure to feel pampered from head to toe after a bath soak with this cosmetic product.

15 Mothers Day Crafts: Lavender Apple Sugar Scrub Recipe20 Mothers Day Crafts: Lavender Apple Sugar Scrub Recipe

This refreshingly clean fragrance oil is a perfect addition to our Lavender Apple Sugar Scrub Recipe. This lovely sugar scrub recipe uses many luscious oils and butters that are very nourishing for the skin. These luscious ingredients include Cocoa Butter, Vitamin E Oil, and so many others. Also, this lovely bath and body recipe uses Beet Root Powder to naturally color this scrub to be a pretty pink color. So, you are sure to love this beautiful and moisturizing scrub recipe!

15 Mothers Day Crafts: Solid Lotion Bar Recipe20 Mothers Day Crafts: Solid Lotion Bar Recipe

Another one of our Mother’s Day gift ideas diy is the Solid Lotion Bar Recipe. This recipe uses various luxurious oils along with creamy shea butter to create a lotion recipe that you are sure to enjoy. Plus, this skin loving recipe is contained in a deodorant stick. So, your homemade lotion is perfect for travel and it is sure not to leave a greasy feeling on your skin. Further, this lovely lotion recipe uses our gorgeous Beautiful Babe Fragrance Oil.

15 Mothers Day Crafts: Glamour Girl Lotion Recipe20 Mothers Day Crafts: Glamour Girl Lotion Recipe

This gorgeous scented oil was used in the formulation of the  Glamour Girl Lotion Recipe. This sophisticated and feminine fragrance oil provides a gorgeous scent for this luscious lotion recipe. Plus,this lovely lotion recipe uses amazing cosmetic oils, like Jojoba Oil and Macadamia Nut Oil, to create a skin loving bath and body product that you are sure to love. So, you will truly enjoy the aroma and skin softening properties of this homemade lotion.

15 Mothers Day Crafts: Mothers Day Bath Bomb Recipe20 Mothers Day Crafts: Mothers Day Bath Bomb Recipe

One wonderful way to include this refreshing floral aroma is our Mothers Day Bath Bomb Recipe. This lovely, feminine aroma is perfect for this bath bomb that uses a flower mold and some of the Calendula Flowers Herb. Plus, this diy bath bomb recipe uses wonderful ingredients, like Bentonite Clay Powder, to create a bath bomb that is relaxing and caring for the body. So, this homemade cosmetic recipe would be perfect for creating a bath bomb that is rejuvenating for the mind and body.

15 Mothers Day Crafts: Lavender Luxury Cold Process Soap Recipe20 Mothers Day Crafts: Lavender Luxury Cold Process Soap Recipe

Our Lavender Luxury Cold Process Soap Recipe is a wonderful recipe for creating a homemade Mother’s Day gift. This homemade soap recipe uses lovely ingredients that are fantastic for the body. This recipe uses real herbs, like Rose Petals and whole Lavender Flowers, that enhance the scent and bath experience. Also, this recipe includes skin loving oils and butters that will leave your skin feeling soft and conditioned.

Soothing Facial Mask Recipe20 Mothers Day Crafts: Soothing Facial Mask Recipe

Now, the soothing facial mask recipe is perfect for mom.  She will love to relax the stress of the day with this face mask.  This face mask includes oatmeal, French green clay and dandelion root.

Potted Sunflower Soap Recipe20 Mothers Day Crafts: Potted Sunflower Soap Recipe

Next, why not give your mother flowers this Mother’s day.  These cute soap flowers are something mom we absolutely love.  Our Potted Sunflower Soap Recipe is made completely of soap and scented with Sunflower Type Fragrance Oil.  For this recipe we used both goats milk soap and clear soap base.

Skin Softening Bath Bombs Recipe20 Mothers Day Crafts:  Skin Softening Bath Bombs Recipe

Another great gift for mom are the skin softening bath bombs.  These bath fizzies are scented with Natures Garden’s Bergamot and Tarragon Leaves Fragrance Oil.  We have added bentonite clay along with sweet almond and castor oil to leave her skin feeling soft and refreshed.

Giraffe Bubble Bars Recipe20 Mothers Day Crafts: Giraffe Bubble Bars Recipe

If your mom is a fan of animal prints, why not try the giraffe bubble bars recipe.  Your mom will not only love the pattern, but also the wonderfully soft skin she will have after her bubble bath.  With the the addition of SCI, this bubble bar recipe will not only create a tub full of bubbles, it will also leave her skin nice and silky.  Finally, we scented these bubble bars with Cucumber Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden.  These bubble bars will truly pamper your mom.

 Stacked Flower Tarts Recipe20 Mothers Day Crafts: Stacked Flower Tarts Recipe

Why not make mom some melts for her wax melter.  This Stacked Flower Tarts Recipe will show you how to create wax melts that will melt your mom’s heart.  Make seven wax melts in an array of colors scented with Deb’s Flower Shoppe Fragrance Oil.

Embedded Heart Lip Balm Recipe20 Mothers Day Crafts: Embedded Heart Lip Balm Recipe

Finally, show your mom how much you love her with the embedded heart lip balm recipe.  Create lip balm using an easy to use all natural lip balm base.  Embed each tin of lip balm with a pink heart shaped piece of lip balm.  Not only do these look completely adorable, the lip balm itself is amazing.  Finally, flavor your lip balm with the tropical guava flavor oil from Natures Garden.

Scented Glitter Shoes Recipe20 Mothers Day Crafts: Scented Glitter Shoes

Now, if your mom is like most women, she LOVES shoes.  What’s better than shoes that sparkle?  Scented sparkling shoes, of course.  These particular shoes use Natures Garden’s Red Hot Cinnamon Fragrance Oil.  These scented glitter shoes are red hot!!!

Scented Bling Tennis Shoes Recipe20 Mothers Day Crafts: Bling Tennis Shoes Recipe

We also know that not all moms like wear heels.  So, why not make her scented bling tennis shoes!  These are perfect for moms that love shoes but are constantly on the go.  She is sure to love the scent too!  Natures Garden scented these shoes with Tinsel Fragrance Oil.

blueberry muffin candle recipe20 Mothers Day Crafts: Blueberry Muffin Candle Recipe

In addition, you can make your mom this fun blueberry muffin candle recipe.  We scented this candle with Natures Garden’s Blueberry Muffin Fragrance Oil.  In fact, we even made the top to look like a blueberry muffin by embedding it with wax blueberries.

20 Mothers Day Crafts: Gourmet Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe

Give mom the gift of chocolate without the calories!  While these might look good enough to eat, you must resist.  These chocolate treats are from our gourmet chocolate bath melts recipe.  While they look and smell like chocolate, they are full of skin loving oils to help your mom nourish and care for her skin.

Natural Lipstick20 Mothers Day Crafts: Natural Lipstick Recipe

Finally, why not create lipstick that your mom will adore.  This natural lipstick recipe is full of oils and butters that are perfect for her lips.  Using lip tints in the color of your choice, you will be able to customize a natural product for your mom.

Mothers Day Crafts: Mothers Day Gifts

Of course, everyone knows that this wonderful holiday is all about showing the woman that raised you some extra love and appreciation. But, sometimes this attempt to show your mom that you care can go all wrong. While it is the thought that counts, sometimes it seems like there should’ve been more thought behind the gifts. An article by Time magazine called 7 Terrible Mother’s Day Gift Ideas talks about some presents that aren’t usually appreciated. This includes ideas like cleaning supplies or homemade cards. While homemade cards may not be a cute idea from adults kids, diy bath and both recipes that are made from quality ingredients and fragrance oils would be a great gift idea. So, take a look at some cosmetic recipes to find one that would be perfect for your mom!

9 Mothers Day Crafts: Contact Us

We hope that you have found at least one of these wonderful homemade recipes that are perfect for your Mother’s Day gift. Whether the recipe was included or not, we would love to hear about the diy cosmetic recipe that you created for your own mom. If you are interested, you can share your diy gifts on any of our social media pages. Also, we are open to answer any questions on these pages, too. You can share your experience on our Facebook page. Also, you can talk to us on either Twitter or Instagram using @ngscents to share with us. We hope to hear from you soon!