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Mar
06

15 Fragrance Oils for St Patty’s Day


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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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


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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

Feb
10

Coconut Oil For Soap Making


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Coconut Oil for Soap MakingCoconut Oil for Soap Making

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

Properties of Coconut Oil

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

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

 

Benefits of Coconut Oil in SoapBenefits of Coconut Oil in Soap

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

How to Use Coconut Oil in Soap

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Herbal Soap RecipeCoconut Oil for Soap Making – Herbal Soap Recipe

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

 

Spearmint Soap RecipeCoconut Oil for Soap Making – Spearmint Soap Recipe

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

 

Recapping How you can Use Coconut Oil

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

 

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

Aug
10

Mojito Bath Bomb Recipe


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Mojito Bath Bomb RecipeMojito Bath Bomb Recipe

Now that we at Natures Garden are carrying bath bomb molds, we wanted to create some fantastic recipes with these new bath and body supplies. So, we decided to take the refreshing mint scent of our spearmint herb along with the mouth watering aroma of our Mojito Fragrance Oil to create a great cosmetic recipe. Introducing the fabulous Mojito Bath Bomb Recipe! This lovely bath bomb layers two different colors in a gorgeous swirl of spearmint and the scrumptious Mojito scent. You are sure to love this bath and body product for bringing your rest and relaxation to a whole new level of stress free.

Mojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Ingredients Available from Natures Garden

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
Citric Acid
Sodium Bicarbonate
Sweet Almond Oil
Kaolin Clay
French Green Clay Powder
Spearmint Leaf Cut and Sifted
Mojito Fragrance Oil
Kelly Green Liquid FUN Soap Colorant
Bath Bomb Molds
8 oz. Clear PET Bullet Bottles
Safety Glasses
White Fine Mist Sprayers 24/410
Safety Gloves 
Nature’s Garden Apron
Safety Mask

Mojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Other Needed Ingredients

Witch Hazel (in the spray bottle)
Two Mixing Bowls
Scale
Mixing Spoon
Rubber Gloves

Mojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Total Weights and Amounts

182 grams of the Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
300 grams of the Citric Acid
600 grams of the Baking Soda
5 grams of the French Green Clay Powder
18 grams of the Mojito Fragrance Oil
5 grams of the Kaolin Clay Powder
9 grams of the Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant
5 grams of the Spearmint Leaf Cut and Sifted
18 grams of the Sweet Almond Oil

Mojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Benefits of Spearmint for SkinMojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Benefits of Spearmint for Skin

Not only is this bath bomb refreshing and scrumptious, but the Spearmint Leaf Cut and Sifted has a few benefits for the skin. So, this bath and body recipe has some fantastic benefits for your body to enjoy. First, this mint herb is often preferred over peppermint for those with sensitive skin, as this herb is more gentle. Also, this cosmetic herb has antioxidants that can be useful for reducing signs of aging. So, this herb can be used to help reduce wrinkles or discoloration. Also, this herb has anti-inflammatory properties that are useful for dealing with bug bites, rashes, and other itchy skin irritations. Further, this aroma is thought to help relax and reduce stress. So, this cosmetic herb is the perfect choice for adding to a bath bomb recipe that you can sit back and enjoy!

Mojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Mojito Fragrance OilMojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Mojito Fragrance Oil

Although the spearmint herb is perfect for the bath, this bath and body recipe needed a touch of this scrumptious fragrance oil. Our scrumptious Mojito scent has powerful top notes of juicy lime and sugar. These notes are balanced by the aroma of refreshing mint leaves, which is enhance by the true  scent of the spearmint herb. Finally, this beverage scent is finished with notes of rum, which perfectly blend with the notes to create a strong, authentic Mojito scented oil. So, why not try out this mouth watering scented oil in a bath and body recipe that you will be sure to enjoy!

Mojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Clean and Prepare

Before you begin creating your homemade bath bombs you will want to prepare a bit to make this process as easy as possible. First, you will want to prepare your bath bomb equipment and collect the necessary ingredients. So, you will need to gather all of the listed supplies from above. Also, you will want to make sure that your bath bomb supplies and your work space is clean and sanitized. This will make sure that you are creating a clean, quality finished product. Now, you should be ready to get started on creating your homemade creations!

Mojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing the Dry IngredientsMojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing the Dry Ingredients

First, you will need to mix most of your dry ingredients together. So, take one of your two medium mixing bowls. (The other bowl can be left aside for now.) Then, you will need to add 300 grams of the Citric Acid, 182 grams of the Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, and 600 grams of Baking Soda to the bowl. Now, you will need to make sure that you mix these ingredients thoroughly. Be sure that you break up all the clumped powder as you combine your cosmetic ingredients. You may find that it is easiest to use a gloved hand to mix these ingredients. After, these powders are completely mixed you are ready to move on to the next step.

Mojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing the Wet Ingredients

Next, you are going to be preparing the wet ingredients for this recipe. So, you will want to take your second bowl to add these wet ingredients together. You will need to combine 18 grams of Sweet Almond Oil and 18 grams of the Mojito Fragrance Oil into the bowl. Once these two ingredients are mixed together, you are ready to mix these ingredients together.

Mojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Mixing the Wet and Dry IngredientsMojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Mixing the Wet and Dry Ingredients

Now, you are going to add your dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. You will want to use your gloved hands again to mix these two bowls of ingredients together. You will want to continue to mix until all the ingredients are evenly mixed together. After these ingredients are mixed thoroughly, you are ready to add the wholesale cosmetic herbs and create the pretty design.

Mojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding the HerbMojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding the Herb

Next, you will be adding the wholesale herb to your bath bomb mixture. First, you are going to want to add in 5 grams of the Spearmint Leaf Cut and Sifted to your mixture. You will want to mix this refreshing cosmetic herb to the bath bomb mixture. Continue to mix until the herbs are completely incorporated. Again, you will want to use your hands to mix all of this herb into your bath fizzy mixture.

Mojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Separating the Mixture

Now, you are going to want to separate your bath bomb mixture into two equal portions. One of these portions will remain uncolored and the other will be made green. So, divide your mixture into two and put one of the medium mixing bowls aside for now.

Mojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing the Green PortionMojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing the Green Portion

Now, take one of your two divided portions of the bath bomb mixture. You are going to be adding colorant and an herb to this portion. First, you will want to add 9 grams of Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant to this bowl. Also, you will want to add in the clay powder. So, mix in 5 grams of the French green clay powder. Now, you will want to use your gloved hands to mix in the color and herb. Make sure to thoroughly mix the color and break up any concentrated clumps. Once the mixture is an even green color without any speckles, you are ready to on to the next step.

Mojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Filling the Bath Bomb MoldMojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Spraying with Witch Hazel

Next, you are going to begin filling the wholesale bath bomb mold. So, take you first color and slowly spray your mixture with witch hazel. You will want to continue to spray the dough in your hands until it feels like crumbly dough. However, you will need to be careful not to spray the mixture too much. If you over spray your mixture, then you could potentially activate the ingredients. You will see that the ingredients are activated when the mixture foams a bit. This will mean that the ingredients in the bath bomb will not fizz as well when used in your bath tub.

Mojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Filling the Bath BombMojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Filling the Bath Bomb

After, you are going to use this crumbly dough to fill your bath bomb mold. Take one half of the bath bomb mold and use this dough to begin filling the mold. You can begin with either color, but we decided to start with the uncolored dough. Make sure that you press the dough firmly into the mold. This will be the first layer of your bath bomb. Next, you are going to use the second color to create the next layer.

Mojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Using the Second ColorMojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Using the Second Color

Next, you are going to work with your second color. In our case, this will be the green color. For you, it will be which even color you didn’t use first. So, take a small amount of this mixture in your hands and begin to spray it with witch hazel. Again, you will want to spray until your reach the same consistency as crumbly dough. But, you want to make sure that you don’t spray your dough too much, as adding too much liquid can ruin the bath bomb.

Mojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding the Second LayerMojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding the Second Layer

After you have achieved the right consistency, you are ready to add it to your bath bomb mold. So, add your second color on top of the first color. This will create a layered effect when you are finished. Make sure that you pack this layer in well to ensure that it sticks to the layer beneath it. Once this second layer is packed in tightly you are ready to move on to the next step for finishing up the bath bombs.

Mojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Continuing to Layer the Bath BombMojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Continuing to Layer the Bath Bomb

Now, you are going to continue to create these alternating green and white layers for your bath bombs. Once you fill up one side of the bath bomb mold, you can do the same thing with the other half of the mold. After you have completely filled up both sides of the bath bomb mold you are ready to combine the halves. Now, very lightly mist each side of the bath bomb. Again, be sure not to over spray your mixture. Then, you will need to press the two halves together tightly. Once the halves are stuck together, you can set it aside for now. Once this bath bomb is finished, you will need to repeat this process until you have used up all of your bath bomb mixtures. After you have created all the bath bombs that you can with your two mixtures, then you only have one more thing left to do!

Mojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Finished Wholesale Bath BombMojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Finished Wholesale Bath Bomb

Now that all your bath bombs are filled, you are nearly ready to use your mojito bath recipe! All you have to do is wait for the bath bombs to set up and they will be ready to use. While the time to set up can very, you will know that they are ready when the bath bombs have hardened. After this happens, you will be ready to use your finished product! This should leave you with seven refreshing mojito bath bombs that are perfect for some fizzy fun in the bath!

Mojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Mojito Recipe

If this delicious cosmetic recipe has you craving an ice cold mojito in this summer heat, then you may want to check out the Frozen Mojito from the Food Network. This fantastic recipe is both simple and absolutely delicious! Not only is this refreshing beverage absolutely scrumptious, but it is perfect for beating the summer heat. So, sit back and relax while sipping your own frozen Mojito and chilling in the tub with the fantastic Mojito Bath Bomb Recipe!

Mojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Ask Us Your QuestionsMojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Ask Us Your Questions

We hope that you have enjoyed this unique herbal bath bomb recipe! If you did like this recipe, then be on the look out for another fun bath bomb recipe tomorrow! Also, you can ask us any questions that you have about this herb. You can ask us your questions in the store, on the phone, or on social media. We have a Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to find us on Twitter and Instagram. Not only is this a great place to ask questions, but this is a perfect place to share your bath and body creations. We can’t wait to hear from you!

May
17

Eucalyptus and Spearmint Fragrance Oil


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Eucalyptus and Spearmint Fragrance OilEucalyptus and Spearmint Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Eucalyptus and Spearmint Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a potent, invigorating blend of sharp mint and bright citrus notes.  This herbal scent is a clean, uplifting blend that will give a noticeable boost to your scented products!  Eucalyptus oil has long been used in personal products due to its poignant aroma.  Deodorizers, food supplements, sweets, cough drops, toothpastes, and decongestants have all benefited readily from the use of eucalyptus oil (although our fragrance cannot be used internally).  Spearmint oil has also seen many uses in personal products.  Oil of spearmint is frequently used as a flavoring for toothpaste and as a confectionery (although our spearmint fragrance oil cannot be used internally).  It is also added to shampoos and soaps to give an aromatic boost.  Both of these scents on their own have been utilized due to their aromatic properties, and now the scents are combined to create a perfect stimulating blend!  Eucalyptus and Spearmint Fragrance Oil is the perfect addition to your clean-smelling product line!

What Does Eucalyptus and Spearmint Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Eucalyptus and Spearmint Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is an invigorating herbal blend that combines mint notes of eucalyptus and spearmint with fresh citrus lemon, lavender flowers, and a hint of sage.

Top Notes:  lemon, orange
Mid Notes: eucalyptus, spearmint, parsley, lavender
Base Notes:  soft woods, sage

How Do Our Customers Use Eucalyptus and Spearmint Fragrance Oil?

Room scenters can incorporate this herbal fragrance oil up to 50% in delightful scenting recipes such as Smelly Jelly air fresheners and room sprays.  Aroma beads can also be created with this scent, giving your living space a noticeable boost!  Homemade candles and wax tarts can be made using vegetable wax or paraffin wax and will perform wonderfully when this fragrance oil is used.  The recommended maximum usage is up to 10%.  This fragrance oil performs perfectly in Joy Wax, Pillar of Bliss Wax, and Wow Wax.  It will also perform well in soy wax.  Add some charm to your candles by adding a splash of color!  We recommend 3 drops of green liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax, or you could shred a small amount of green color block into your melted wax.  Remember, never use crayons to color your wax as they will clog your wick.

Eucalyptus and Spearmint Fragrance Oil is a fantastic scent to add to your bath and body products!  Bath gels, bath bombs, and bath oils were found to perform well with up to 5% of this fragrance oil added.  Homemade soap makers can use up to 5% in cold process soaps or melt and pour soap recipes.  Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have shown that soaps that incorporate this fragrance experience very slight acceleration.  This soap experienced no ricing, discoloration, or separation.  Cured soap had a scent that was nice and fresh, and very strong!  Give your soaps a boost by adding green soap dye to your products, in the amount of your liking.

Customers can incorporate our Eucalyptus and Spearmint scent into a wide variety of products.  Homemade perfumes and body sprays can be created using up to 5% of this green tropical fragrance.  Customers also make their own lotions with a maximum of 5% fragrance oil,  and household cleaning supplies with a maximum of 5% fragrance oil.

Foot SoakLooking for a wonderful way to enjoy this refreshing fragrance?  Check out our free recipe detailing how to make a Refreshing Foot Soak.  Let us know how it turns out!

Jul
07

Katie’s Favorite Scents


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Katie's Favorite ScentsKatie’s Favorite Scents: Katie Smells

Today I visited our store on the southwest corner of Whitehead and Route 18. We have over 800 fragrance oils at our fragrance bar, and I smelled every one. Every. Single. One. All for you, dear reader. So I could tell you about my top ten favorite scents – Katie’s Favorite Scents. (I’m Katie; hi!)

BACONBacon

I bet you can figure this one out. We have a fragrance oil that smells like sweet, savory baconIt doesn’t smell like REAL bacon, I’ve heard people say, but it comes pretty darn close. The only way it could smell more like “real” bacon is if it were an actual bottle of bacon grease. But who’s using bacon grease to make soap or candles when you can use bacon grease for BACON?! Man, I really want some bacon. If you want soap or candles that smell like bacon- this is your best bet.

Berry Bewitching BrewBerry Bewitching Brew

Fun to say, even more fun to smell. Berry Bewitching Brew is full of fruity fragrances that are not overpowering- a hint of woodsy musk serves to balance the scent. Fruits in this fragrance include peach, apricots, and blackberries. This scent makes me think of a secluded house near the woods with the windows open. Perfect to use in homemade soap or candles if you have such a house. Or if you don’t, you can let it transport you to a place of peace. Almost like magic.

Iced PineappleIced Pineapple

Speaking of clean, fruity smells, how about some pineapple? All the smell of fresh pineapple without having to do all the work of cutting an actual pineapple. It may seem a little tropical or summery, but this scent smells great year round – like a vacation for your nose! This is another one of those mouth-watering scents that you’ll just want to bite into–but please don’t. If you feel so compelled, go out and by fresh pineapple, or canned pineapple.

Pumpkin Apple ButterPumpkin Apple Butter

Let’s face it, unfortunately, summer is over for soap-makers and it’s time to start making soap that will cure by the Fall. Fret not, readers – I have found yet another delicious scent, but this one embodies autumn: Pumpkin Apple Butter. Do you like making baked goods with pumpkin? How about apple? How about butter? How about the smell of those delicious treats together?? No need to stick your head in the oven, this scent smells just like Grandma’s kitchen during dessert on Thanksgiving.

NG Baby Graceful TypeNG Baby Graceful Type

As a former professional sitter, lemme tell you, babies do not always smell great. In fact, they rarely do, if ever. NG Baby Graceful Type smells like the babies that dreams are made of. It’s fresh and clean with a hint of fruit and sweetness. And look at how cute that baby is in the photo. She’s a butterfly princess! What a sweetie. This fragrance will make you forget that real babies are loud and smelly, and instead invoke thoughts of cherubs who help you with housework. Can you imagine if real babies did that?

Smoke EliminatorSmoke Eliminator

Okay, so this one doesn’t have the most flowery or imaginative name, but it smells great. Smoke Eliminator fragrance oil is loaded with lemon and lime to give you a fresh fruit scent. Like a refreshing lemon-lime soda. Even if you don’t need to eliminate the smell of smoke, a fragrance this strong could help clean air against other odors as well (wet dog? smelly cat? stinky babies?).  I’d call this another mouth-watering scent, but the cigarette in the picture is kind of ruining it for me. Don’t eat cigarettes.

SpearmintSpearmint

Alright, reader. I’m going to level with you. I chose most of these scents because they hold a position near and dear to my heart. I love spearmint. Once upon a time, a certain company used to make bite-sized mint candies, and I would eat at least a pack a day. I cannot get enough mint. Spearmint helps stimulate brain function, circulation, and can even work to provide relief from digestive and menstruation issues. Plus, it smells nice and clean. Cooling, relaxing.

RootbeerRootbeer

Speaking of sweet treats that I once was obsessed with- ROOTBEER! This fragrance oil smells just like the real thing. Or- like the bacon fragrance oil- as close as possible to the real thing without actually being the real thing. Mmm. A nice, vanilla-y scent, this smell takes me back to when I consumed any and all things rootbeer-related. My younger sister was mistakenly under the impression that rootbeer was alcoholic and thought I indeed had a serious problem. (If you’re looking for the smell of actual beer – we have that, too.)

NG Vanilla Lace and PearlsNG Vanilla Lace and Pearls

We have got plenty of vanilla-scented fragrance oils, but NG Vanilla Lace and Pearls is by far my personal favorite. As a child, I had a body spray that smelled very similar to this scent. I had one bottle and I saved it for only the most special occasions. This was the scent of the woman I wanted to be: a princess. Look at that picture – sweet and delicate yet refined and beautiful. Warm vanilla with a hint of sweet flower and musk. We also have a Princess Type fragrance oil, but I personally prefer lace and pearls.

Moonlight PomegranateMoonlight Pomegranate

Okay, so Moonlight Pomegranate reminds me of the body spray I preferred as a teen. More sexy, more mysterious, accentuated by the moonlight. Wildly inappropriate in context, but as far as the person you aspire to smell like, not bad at all. This scent is fruity yet spicy and even a little woodsy. Like eating a pomegranate in a moonlit clearing in the forest. Don’t believe me? Go try it during the next full moon. Wear a silky, dark red dress. Sweet, sexy, mysterious.

Katie Smells and So Can You!

Remember – this list is nowhere near exhaustive! These were just my top ten favorites, and I honestly had a very difficult time picking only ten. Stop on by our store and smell for yourself. We have over 800 scents – you’re bound to find one that you absolutely love. I challenge you to write your own top ten; it’s a lot harder than you’d think. Thanks for reading!

Apr
01

Spearmint Soap Problems


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spearmint soap problemsSpearmint Soap Problems

Hello everyone! As you know, I’ve recently been making many different soap recipes and learning more and more about the soap making process. We posted a blog about the wonderful Spearmint Soap I made using our Spearmint Fragrance Oil, and now I’m back to tell you all about some of the problems I had making that gorgeous gray and green soap. That beautiful soap was actually my second time making this recipe, and as I’m sure you’ve figured out, the first time didn’t go so well! In the first recipe, instead of doing green and gray swirls, I instead tried out just an all-over green base.

One of my first problems was with my white topping for the soap. I had researched so many different pictures and had seen so many lovely whipped soap toppings that I thought this was one soap I could easily whip up and create myself! However, once I had prepared and poured my green soap base, I was waiting for my white topping to set up to a frosting consistency so that I would be able to fluff it all over the top of the soap. However, while I was waiting, I panicked and poured the white on top way too soon. This caused my top to not be able to peak as well as not being fluff-like. Because I poured too soon and my topping was still not fully set up, this also caused part of the white to sink into the green soap since the green soap was not fully set up either. You can definitely see the sinking after the soap was cut, there were no straight lines and you can see the spots where the topping sank right in! So for all of you other soap makers out there, always make sure to give your topping enough time to set up, or else you will end up with your topping sinking into your base! You also won’t be able to peak the top like you want!

Another big problem I had was using way too much green colorant for the base of my soap. Instead of coming out with a beautiful mint green color like the remake, the green of my first Spearmint Soap was a dark hunter-like green. While there is nothing wrong with a hunter green, this color did not go with the Spearmint theme. Once I completed the remake, this soap turned out absolutely beautiful! Have any of you experienced soap makers out there had any mistakes like these? I would love to hear about them! Please contact me here at Nature’s Garden, or you can always contact us here with any thoughts, concerns, or questions that you may have! Make sure to check out all of our wonderful free recipes and classes! You’re sure to adore each and every one of our recipes! Make sure to check out all of our Soap Classes as well to help you along! Make sure to keep watching for even more Enlightened by Layla!

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Mar
26

Spearmint Soap


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spearmint soapSpearmint Soap

Doesn’t the scent of spearmint just completely delight you? I know it’s an aroma that can instantly lift my spirits! This is one scent that everyone you know is sure to adore, and one that you can easily fill your home with! We’re bringing you a brand new free recipe, and it is for our beautiful new Spearmint Soap! Doesn’t this amazing combination of green, gray, and white just make you extremely happy? We have used our Shea Butter Soap Recipe for the base.

Ingredients:

272 grams of Shea Butter

181 grams of Palm Oil

272 grams of Olive Oil

181 grams of Coconut Oil

125 grams of Lye

345 grams of Distilled Water

30 grams of Titanium Dioxide

68 grams of Spearmint Fragrance Oil

4 drops of Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant

2 drops of Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Other Ingredients Needed:

Spearmint Leaves

Square Loaf Mold Market Molds

Safety Glasses

Safety Gloves

Safety Mask

Thermometer

Scale

Vinegar

Mixing Bowls

Spatulas

Stick Blender

 

Directions:

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Always start with safety first! Make sure you are wearing your safety glasses, gloves, and mask! Once you are protected, you can prepare your lye water. Measure and weigh out 345 grams of distilled water. Then measure and weigh out 125 grams of lye, and add it to your water. Always add lye to water, never add water to lye as this can cause an explosion! Mix your lye water together thoroughly, and then set it aside to cool down.

 

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While you are waiting for your lye water to cool, you can get your oils and butters ready. Measure and weigh out 272 grams of Olive Oil, 181 grams of Palm Oil, 272 grams of Shea Butter, and 181 grams of Coconut Oil. Then completely melt these down, and set them aside to cool as well.

 

 

spearmint soapAs you’re waiting for your butters and oils and lye water to cool, you can prepare your colorants. In separate mixing bowls, add 4 drops of Neon Green colorant to one, and 2 drops of Black Oxide to another. Then measure and weigh out 8 grams of Titanium Dioxide in a bowl and pour just a little bit of your oils into it. Mix it together until it has become a paste-like consistency. This will be for your white swirl. For your white top, in a separate bowl, measure and weigh out 22 grams of Titanium Dioxide and pour a little bit of your oils, again making a paste-like consistency.

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Using your thermometer, keep checking the temperatures of your lye water and oils until they have reached around room temperature (72 degrees Fahrenheit) and are within ten degrees of each other. Then carefully pour your lye water into your oils, and thoroughly mix them until they have come to a light trace.

 

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After you have come to trace, pour 461 grams of your mixture into a another mixing bowl and add your Titanium Dioxide paste with 22 grams. Mix it thoroughly and then add 23 grams of Spearmint fragrance, once again thoroughly mixing. Then set this bowl aside to let it sit and set up to become your topping.

 

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Next, into the bowls with your green and black colorants, add 308 grams of your mixture to each. In a third bowl, add 308 grams of your mix and add your white paste with the 8 grams of Titanium Dioxide. Thoroughly mix these together until you have achieved an all over gray color, all over mint green, and an all over white.

 

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Add 15 grams of your Spearmint fragrance to each of these and mix them together thoroughly.

 

 

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Then using the in the pot swirl method in another bowl, pour each of your three colors into the bowl. pouring each into a separate section.

 

 

 

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Using a spatula, start at the edge of the bowl and drag it in a straight line all the way across.

 

 

 

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Then place the spatula right where two colors begin to mix and drag it in a full circle around the bowl.

 

 

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After you have swirled your soap, you can begin to pour it into your mold. If you carefully pour it from side to side using the “granny pour” method, this will help you achieve an even prettier swirl!

 

 

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Once your soap is completely poured, make sure your topping is set up to about the consistency of cake frosting and then pour it on top of your soap. You can peak it with your spatula.

 

 

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After all of your topping is on your soap, lightly sprinkle some Spearmint leaves over top!

 

 

Once your soap is finished, you will need to let it sit to set up for at least 24 hours before removing it from your mold. Once it is removed, let your soap sit for at least 4 to 6 weeks, giving it enough time to fully cure and become less alkaline. Be sure to check out all the rest of our wonderful free recipes and classes, and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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