I don’t know about you but, argan oil is one of my favorite carrier oils to use in my bath and body recipes. When used in soap, argan oil gives the bars a nice rich lather that I absolutely adore. When used in lotion, it sinks in quickly while still moisturizing my skin. It leaves it feeling nice and soft. Many love argan oil in their hair care recipes as well. In fact, since it is an ultra light oil it is perfect for those with oily hair and those that have oily skin.
In Europe, argan oil is often called “liquid gold”. This is because of its wonderful skin- loving properties. These are properties that come from the abundance of nutrients that are found in argan oil. The skin loving argan oil is made by pressing argan kernels. Argan kernels are the pits found inside a fruit grown on Argania spinosa trees in Morocco. So, let’s look at 8 argan oil recipes from Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies. Perhaps you will find a recipe that you can add to your bath and body line. Whether you make scrubs, body creams, or handcrafted soap, you are sure to find something you love.
8 Argan Oil Recipes: Green Tea Scrub Recipe
First, argan oil is wonderful in handmade scrub recipes. This particular scrub recipe uses green tea. The green tea is added right into the scrub. So, not only does the green tea scrub recipe have the antioxidant benefits of green tea it also has the benefits of argan oil. Finally, it is the aroma of the wonderful Chubba Dubba Weight Loss Fragrance Oil. Since this citrus fragrance oil also has notes of green tea, we thought it would be the perfect scent to complement this green tea sugar scrub recipe. This original fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the blend of citrus notes of Sicilian orange, lemongrass, and lemon slices. Followed by notes of jasmine, green tea, and Tahitian vanilla.
8 Argan Oil Recipes: Cappuccino Coffee Cold Process Soap Recipe
Now, this one is for all the coffee lovers out there as well as argan oil lovers. For the coffee addicts like me, this cappuccino coffee cold process soap recipe uses real coffee. Are you wondering how the coffee is added to this soap recipe? Well, a portion of the water used to create the lye solution is replaced with coffee. In addition, there are coffee grounds incorporated into the soap batter to give the soap exfoliation properties. Finally, it’s topped with a dollop of “whipped cream” and finished off with whole coffee beans. It is scented with the sweet and creamy Cappuccino Fragrance Oil. Natures Garden’s Cappuccino Fragrance Oil is the strong and rich aroma of freshly brewed coffee with heavy cream and sweet sugar. This is hands down my absolute favorite cold process soap recipe.
8 Argan Oil Recipes: Orange Swirled CP Soap Recipe
Next, the Orange Swirled CP Soap Recipe was inspired with an orange creamsickle fudge recipe from Inside Brew Crew Life. This is a swirled soap recipe with orange slice embeds to top it off. In addition, it is scented with the powerful Blood Orange Fragrance Oil. This tangy orange scent smells AMAZING! In addition, the scent holds up very well in cold process soap. The soap itself has a wonderful, rich lathering property. So, not only does it smell and look fabulous it is also a great bar of soap. Finally, the cold process soap is topped off with a melt and pour soap embed. This orange slice is made from mp soap and also coated with sugar to give a portion of the soap exfoliation properties.
8 Argan Oil Recipes: Sugar Cookie Whipped Body Butter Recipe
The Sugar Cookie Whipped Body Butter Recipe is another great recipe that uses argan oil. This is a body butter recipe that is perfect for dry winter skin. Not only does it use argan oil, but it also uses moisturizing cocoa butter and shea butter. We could all use a little extra moisture this time of year. Not only does it feel amazing on the skin, but it also smells amazing. This body butter smells of the aroma of Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil. This scent smells just like freshly baked cookies right from the oven. So, create the aroma without the calories and use a body butter instead!
8 Argan Oil Recipes: Argan Soap Recipe
Who doesn’t love cold process soap? Creating handmade cp soap can be both an artistic statement and great for your body. This argan soap recipe will be just that. It is a beautifully swirled cp soap recipe that uses Kulu Bay Fragrance Oil. The colors are a perfect representation of both the crisp water and warm sandy shores. Kulu Bay scent is both invigorating and crisp. It is also a Natures Garden Original fragrance oil. It definitely allowed us to create a cool bar of soap that packs that rich lather from the argan oil. The argan oil cold process soap was created using an in the pot swirl technique. You will need to move quickly when making this soap recipe. However, the results are totally worth the extra effort.
8 Argan Oil Recipes: Sour Watermelon Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe
So, we talked about the green tea sugar scrub, now let’s talk about a solid sugar scrub. The Sour Watermelon Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe is a solid sugar scrub that has become very popular with our clients. Not only will this scrub recipe exfoliate your skin, but it also has melt and pour soap added. This solid scrub is packaged in a clamshell container. So, once created, you simply place a label right on the clamshell container. Each cube is the perfect size for a single use sugar scrub. This solid scrub uses the fruity Sour Watermelon Candy Fragrance Oil. It smells just like the sweet watermelon candy. Now, we know there is the addition of sugar in most scrubs, right? This solid scrub is not only unique because it is solid it also includes poppy seeds for even more exfoliation.
8 Argan Oil Recipes: Mothers Day Bath Bomb Recipe
Next, we have the Mother’s Day Bath Bombs Recipe that was made to include argan oil. These handmade bath fizzies are a wonderful Mother’s Day gift but are really great for any time of year. These adorable bath bombs with argan oil also use the beautiful Happy Type Fragrance Oil. Happy & Free fragrance oil is best described as a refreshing, flowery fragrance. Also, the bath bombs have whole calendula flowers. Not only are the flowers an adorable decorative touch, but they are also wonderful for the skin. They help with problems such as burned, rashes, bruised or inflamed skin. So, this bath bomb recipe is the perfect recipe. In fact, calendula is also a great help to those with varicose veins. After a few weeks, the veins have been known to shrink due to calendula. It has also been known to help with acne problems and can help prevent dermatitis.
8 Argan Oil Recipes: Aloe Body Cream Recipe
Finally, we have this aloe body cream recipe that contains argan oil. Out of all of the body cream recipes I have created, this is my favorite. I believe this is because of the added argan oil as well as the infusion of aloe powder. This body cream is the perfect way to help heal your skin. In addition, this aloe body cream uses Orchid Rain Fragrance Oil. This spa like aroma is the one of a kind combination of fresh orchids, peony flowers, water lily, watercress, aloe vera, and crisp bamboo. This aloe lotion recipe sinks into your skin perfectly. Aloe is also high in antioxidants, vitamin C, and other minerals which allow the skin to heal faster. As many of you know, aloe is often used on sunburned, or inflamed skin. This is in part because aloe vera powder contains salicylates. Salicylates are known to help relieve pain.
Other Ways to Use Argan Oil
Now, a couple of other ways to use argan oil that we haven’t talked about. First, is in your handcrafted hair care recipes. Argan oil is perfect for those with oily hair. Since it is a lighter oil it will sink right into the hair follicle without leaving behind more excess oil. In addition, since it is able to penetrate deep into the hair it will help to repair any damage. So, you can get the right level of moisture and shine exactly where you need it. It is also great for your cuticles. With clean, polish free nails, a drop of argan oil rubbed into your nails and cuticles will help moisturize and refresh your cuticle beds.
Learn a little bit more about argan oil and its benefits in your handcrafted bath and body recipes here. While Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies carries argan oil for soap and cosmetics use only, there are many other ways food grade argan oil can be used. For example, it can also be used when cooking. In fact, argan oil is considered a staple food pantry item in Morocco. While it is often heard to be used in cosmetic recipes like hair care products and skin care products in the United States, in Morocco, it is so much more. Read more about using food grade argan oil in your food recipes at the Food Republic’s website.
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Have you used argan oil in any of your soap recipes or any other bath and body recipes? We would love to know how you have used the wonderful argan oil. In fact, seeing the products our customers have created using our ingredients is one of our favorite things. Show us what you have created by posting pictures of your handcrafted bath and body recipes on our Instagram or Twitter page @ngscents. You can also so us your creations on our Facebook page. If you have any questions about argan oil, or any other Natures Garden product, you can always contact us on our HUG Line at 440-647-0100 or send an email to [email protected] We would love to hear from you!