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Mar
13

Facial Mask for Wrinkles Recipe


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Facial Mask for Wrinkles RecipeFacial Mask for Wrinkles Recipe

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

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

 

Ingredients Found at Natures Garden:
Rose Clay Powder
Pomegranate Fruit POWDER
Resveratrol Powder
Safflower Oil Powder
Carrot Powder
VITAMIN E OIL (Tocopherol T-50) Natural
Ginger ESSENTIAL OIL
VEGETABLE GLYCERIN
Disposable Pipettes
1 oz. Crystal Clear PET Bullet Bottles
White Ribbed Lids 20/410
4 oz. Clear PET JAR
White Straight Lid Smooth 58/400

 

Other Ingredients & Equipment You’ll Need:
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Scale

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

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

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

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

Weighing out and Mixing the PowdersWeighing out and Mixing the Powders

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

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

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

Adding in the Ginger Essential Oil

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to Use and Mix the Facial Mask

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

A Side Note for the Recipe…

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

 

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

Different Types of Facial MasksDifferent Types of Facial Masks

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

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

 

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

Jul
08

What is Trace in Soap Making?


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What is trace in soap makingWhat is Trace in Soap Making?

What is trace? Baby, don’t blend me; don’t stir me, just pour. Trace is when you’ve reached emulsion- your oils are blended with your lye mixture and are no longer capable of separating. How can you tell when your mixture is at trace? The easiest way is to use your stirring utensil: hold it a few inches above your mixing container and move it back and forth. If the soap batter dripping off the stirring utensil leaves little lines that sit on top of the mixture in the bowl- that’s trace. It can be difficult to capture in photographs, but you’ll know it when you see it in motion.

heavy traceSo I reach trace and that’s it? Well, yes and no. There are different degrees of trace, but the important thing to remember is that once a mixture has reached trace- it’s only going to continue to solidify from there. Light trace is considered the bare minimum. Light trace is helpful when you’re looking to make swirls or other designs that require easily pourable, almost-liquid soap. Moderate trace is in the goopmiddle and means you’re ready to pour your soap into the mold. Heavy trace is when your soap gets thick. The picture above shows heavy trace. A soap batter at heavy trace is resistant to change shape and almost impossible to pour into a mold. Heavy trace may result in the need to scoop your soap into the mold, seen in the photo on the left. Not a pretty sight. Work quickly to ensure the soap does not set before you are ready.

What Causes Different Levels of Trace?

Trace can be affected both by your ingredients and your blending method.

Ingredients:

  • ‘Hard’ oils, including palm oil and coconut oil, and butters will reach trace much faster. Using softer oils such as olive oil or canola will decrease the speed of trace, but your end product soap will be much softer. Increasing the amount of oil to superfat your recipe will also slow down trace. (Be careful not to add too much or you’ll have an excess of unreacted oils.)
  • In addition, fragrance oils can accelerate trace. (Check out our CP Soap Testing results to see how our fragrance oils perform in the CP soaping process.)
  • Inversely, the more water you use, the slower your soap will reach trace. A water discount (using less water than the recipe called for) will accelerate trace and is recommended for only advanced soapers when they see fit.

Blending:

  • The speed at which you blend can accelerate trace. Using a stick blender as opposed to stirring manually with a spatula will increase the speed of the reaction and trace will be reached faster. If you suspect that the mixture will accelerate, stir it manually to slow the rate of trace.
  • Furthermore, the temperature at which you blend your ingredients will affect trace. Higher temperatures accelerate trace. If you wish to slow down trace, let your lye mixture cool down to about 100 degrees Fahrenheit before you add it to your oils.
  • The order also matters. If the fragrance oil you’re using is known to have a tendency to accelerate trace, be sure to add it last, after you’ve made your soap mixture and added any colorant, and be ready to move.

False Trace

All this talk about trace and the need to rush your soap process may have you running around like a chicken with its head cut off- but BEWARE FALSE TRACE. False trace usually occurs when oils in your mixture begin to cool down and solidify without going through emulsion or saponification. So, much like Goldilocks, you don’t want your mixture to be too hot or too cold, but juuuuust right.

Ahhh!

I know it seems like a lot- but if you pay attention to the factors listed here- you should be alright. Remember to have all of your ingredients ready before you start soaping (always, but especially) in case of any unexpected trace acceleration. You can do this, I promise. And if something goes wrong, you can always melt down your soap and try again. Thanks for reading and happy soaping!