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May
22

How Do I Naturally Color Soap?


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How Do I Naturally Color Soap?How Do I Naturally Color Soap?

Many people are curious about how they can color their homemade soaps naturally. Of course, there are vibrant soap pigments and dyes, but what are my options for coloring soap? More importantly for all natural soap makers, How Do I Naturally Color Soap? Well, its simple, just use some cosmetic herbs. While not every herb is pigmented, there are many herbs out there that can be used to provide some wonderful colors. Plus, many herbs come with some added benefits for the body. So, Natures Garden has compiled a short natural soap colorants list that can be handy for the average soap maker.

How Do I Naturally Color Soap?: How Do You Add Herbs To Soap

Since herbs are a great way to naturally color your homemade soaps, you will want to know the ways that you can incorporate them into your recipes. Depending on the form that they come in, there are a few methods you may want to know. First, we have the easiest herb in incorporate, which is powdered herbs. The powder can simply be added to the recipe either before the CP soap reaches trace or before pouring your MP soap. Also, you can add the herb to vegetable glycerin to break up chunks before adding it, but this isn’t always necessary.

Next, we have the whole herbs, which include things like flower petals or cinnamon sticks. While there are instances where you want to add whole herbs to your soap, you don’t need this for coloring. So, these herbs can either be added in tea form or an oil infusion. For the tea all you need to do is steep your herbs in hot water to create a tea and use this as the water portion of your recipe. If you aren’t using water in your recipe, then you will want to do an oil infusion. So, you will need to create an herb oil by either allowing your herbs to soak in one of your oils for 4-6 weeks or add them to the pot as you oils melt. After, you will just need to strain out the herbs.

How Do I Naturally Color Soap?: Creating a Yellow ColorHow Do I Naturally Color Soap?: Creating a Yellow Color

One fun color that you can achieve naturally in your homemade soaps is yellow. You can use highly pigmented herbs, like Annatto, Saffron, or Turmeric Ground, that are perfect for adding some color to your natural soaps. Plus, there are added benefits of turmeric powder in soap that you can get from a synthetic colorant. This cosmetic herb is well known for its many health benefits, which includes benefits for skin care. Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory, which has been found to help reduce redness or dark circles. Also, this herb is antibacterial, which could be beneficial for a clear face. Furthermore, this pigmented herb has antioxidant properties, which is a property that is perfect for anti-aging products. If you’d like to learn more about this herb, then check out Turmeric Class.

How Do I Naturally Color Soap?: How to Color Soap Orange NaturallyHow Do I Naturally Color Soap?: How to Color Soap Orange Naturally

Another great natural colorant is Carrot Powder, which provides a creamy orange color. Plus, this herb is absolutely wonderful for the skin, as it is full of vitamins and minerals that skin loves. This herb repairs and tones the skin, reduces wrinkles and scars, improves circulation, increases elasticity, and nourishes the skin with beta carotene. Also, since this herb tends to clump you may want to use vegetable glycerin to incorporate this lovely herb.

 

How Do I Naturally Color Soap?: How to Naturally Color Soap PinkHow Do I Naturally Color Soap?: How to Naturally Color Soap Pink

Another fun color that you can include in your natural homemade soap recipes is pink. Actually, there are a few different herbs that you can choose between to get some pretty pink hues. First, we have the Hibiscus Flower Powder. This herb is gorgeous, smells lovely, and is amazing for your skin. What’s not to love? In fact, hibiscus has been referred to as “the Natural Botox plant”, and for good reason. This herb is known to be gentle as it moisturizes, cleanses, tones, and reduces wrinkles! If you want to know more, check out our Hibiscus Class.

A second option for coloring your soaps is the Beet Root Powder herb. One great thing about this her is that it is perfect for taking care of your face. In fact, this herb has been known to work great for reducing skin blemishes, pore size, and acne. If you’d like to learn more about this herb, then check out our Beet Root Powder Class.

Lastly, you can create a gorgeous pink color for your bath and body products using the Rose Clay Powder. This pink cosmetic clay is gentle, natural ingredient that contains kaolinite. This herb gently exfoliates, draws out toxins, reduces inflammation, and increases circulation. Plus, it is gentle for even the most sensitive skin. It is a powerful and kind herb that is perfect for creating naturally colored soaps.

How Do I Naturally Color Soap?: Recipe for Naturally Pink SoapHow Do I Naturally Color Soap?: Recipe for Naturally Pink Soap

We used the lovely beet root powder to create a wonderful recipe for face soap. Our Beet Root Facial Soap Recipe using only a few ingredients, including melt and pour soap, to create a recipe that is fantastic for the skin. The beneficial properties of this herb are perfect for skin care and beauty.

How Do I Naturally Color Soap?: Natural Soap Colorants for Melt and PourHow Do I Naturally Color Soap?: Natural Soap Colorants for Melt and Pour

Also, you can use the Rose Clay Powder to create naturally colored melt and pour soap. We used this cosmetic pink clay in our Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe, as herbs are the best way to be able to swirl soap. While this recipe also uses pink soap pigment to create a more vibrant pink, this clay can work perfectly all by itself too. In the Perfectly Pampered Shaving Soap Recipe, we used rose clay to perfectly color the bottom portion of this gorgeous bath and body recipe.

How Do I Naturally Color Soap?: Creating a Brown ColorHow Do I Naturally Color Soap?: Creating a Brown Color

Also, you can use herbs to create a natural brown color in your homemade soaps. One herb that you can include in soaps is the Black Walnut Hulls Powder. Not only can this herb be used to create a brown hue, but it can be added to vibrant colors to mute the color. Furthermore, this cosmetic herb has some fantastic properties for the skin! This herb has antifungal properties that have been known to treat acne, herpes, athlete’s foot, cold sores, and even warts. Plus, it can even be used to treat yeast infections and ringworm. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of this herb, then take a look at our Black Walnut Hulls Class.

Another great herb that can be used to create a deep chocolate brown is Cocoa Powder Organic. This cosmetic herb was used as an organic colorant and for its beneficial properties. This cosmetic herb promotes healthy skin tissues, firms and renews skin cells, and promotes healthy skin cell development. Plus, it works as an antioxidant and helps to repair any damaged skin, improves blood flow to the skin, helps to improve skin hydration and complexion. It even absorbs UV light into the skin. If you want to learn more about this fantastic herb, then you can find out more in our Cocoa Powder Class.

How Do I Naturally Color Soap?: Naturally Colored Chocolate SoapsHow Do I Naturally Color Soap?: Naturally Colored Chocolate Soaps

Cocoa powder is a perfect way to naturally color chocolate scented soaps. We have included this lovely herb in many recipes for both its perfect coloring properties and lovely skin properties. One delicious looking soap recipe that only uses this herb as a colorant is the Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap Recipe. This naturally colored cold process soap looks almost good enough to eat! Plus, you can you this herb to make some yummy melt and pour soaps, too. The Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcake Soap Recipe is a scrumptious soap that is just the perfect shade of chocolate!

 

How Do I Naturally Color Soap?: How to Color Soap BlackHow Do I Naturally Color Soap?: How to Color Soap Black

Another color that you can create naturally with herbs is black. Adding Activated Charcoal Powder is a sure way to get a pure black color in your homemade soaps. Not only will you get a fantastic color, but this cosmetic ingredient is wonderfully cleansing. Activated Charcoal is an adsorbent, which means that it is able to hold onto molecules and trap them on the surface. So, when you wash off the activated charcoal the grime goes along with it. Further, it has the power to pull dirt and oil both off your skin and out of your pores. Overall, this makes activated charcoal a powerful cosmetic ingredient that you will adore for soap-making.

How Do I Naturally Color Soap?: Naturally Colored Black SoapsHow Do I Naturally Color Soap?: Naturally Colored Black Soaps

We included this cleansing cosmetic herb in our own homemade soap recipes. First, we incorporated activated charcoal into the Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe. The herb enhances this soap to create an even deeper cleansing soap. Plus, the MP soap bars have a stunning jet black layer that works perfectly with the poppy seeds in the clear layer. Such a fun and natural homemade soap!

Also, we included this fantastic colorant in our Total Hot Man CP Soap Recipe. While the red is a soap pigment, the black portion of the bar is all thanks to activated charcoal. So, you can tell that this herb works great in both CP soap and MP soap. Plus, this gorgeous bar of soap will maintain the powerful cleaning properties of activated charcoal. So, this bar of soap is great all around!

How Do I Naturally Color Soap?: How to Color Soap Green NaturallyHow Do I Naturally Color Soap?: How to Color Soap Green Naturally

Also, you can use herbs to provide your soaps with a natural green color! Many herbs that come from plants containing chlorophyll will do the trick, but here are a few that we like to use in soaps. First, we have Parsley Leaf Powder. Not only does this herb provide a nice, earthy green color, but it will perfectly nourish your skin with nutrients. Also, you can use Green Tea Powder in any soaps to create a nice green color. Plus, this lovely herb will provide gentle exfoliation to the skin along with beneficial antioxidant properties. Either would be perfect for making some homemade soaps!

How Do I Naturally Color Soap?: How to Color Soap Blue or Purple

While many other herbs can be used to naturally color any bath and body product, the Alkanet Root is for cold process soap only. This means that you, unfortunately, won’t be able to use this to make natural purple MP soap. However, you can create some pretty gorgeous and natural cold process soaps! We at Natures Garden don’t carry this particular herb, but we still thought it was a great one to mention since it can provide a pretty purple color. Also, this can be used in differing amounts to provide a pink or even a blue color!

How Do I Naturally Color Soap?: What is Alkanet

If you are curious to learn more about Alkanet as a natural colorant, then Lovely Green’s Growing Alkanet. Lovely Green uses a touch of this very herb to lightly color her typical lavender soap. It is a natural, light purple hue that is very pretty. The color was especially for a lavender soap! So, you will definitely want to check this herb out.

How Do I Naturally Color Soap?: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you have enjoyed all of these options for naturally coloring your homemade soaps! These herbs are just some of the most common herbs that we know of or have used in the past. If you know of or use any other herbs that you use for your naturally colored soaps, we would love to hear about your favorite cosmetic herbs for soapmaking. Also, feel free to ask us any questions that you may have about natural colorants or soaping in general. We are happy to help! You can reach out to us on social media. There is a Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can find us on Instagram and Twitter with @ngscents. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Apr
27

Turmeric Face Mask Recipe


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Turmeric Face Mask RecipeTurmeric Face Mask Recipe

Today, Nature’s Garden is proud to introduce their newest facial recipe, our Turmeric Face Mask Recipe.  We know that turmeric is popular in many Indian dishes, however, Turmeric is wonderful for face masks, scrubs, lotions or even facial toners. Nowadays, facial masks are incredibly popular and they are really so easy to make. It almost seems a shame to buy them when you can create your very own at hardly any cost at all. 

Below, I have given you a brief rundown on turmeric and all its uses and benefits, however, there is so much more! If you want to learn more about turmeric click here to view our free turmeric class. Now, let me tell you a little bit about the recipe. Besides turmeric, this recipe also includes bentonite clay powder and Vitamin E. Only a few ingredients that pack a powerful punch of skin benefits. This face mask would be a wonderful addition to your bath and body product line. Or, even to just create for girlfriends and family members. We are sure they will love it just as much as we do.

 

Turmeric Face Mask Recipe: What is TurmericTurmeric Face Mask Recipe: What is Turmeric

Turmeric, or Curcuma longa, comes from the rhizomes (or roots) of a herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family. It is native to India and Southeast Asia.  In Asia, turmeric is known as “manjal” or even “kasturi manjal”. Much like its cousin the ginger root, Turmeric can be grated and used fresh. Turmeric rhizomes, when not used fresh, will be boiled in water, dried in hot ovens, and then they are ground into the powder that we are all familiar with.

This perennial plants can grow up to over 3 feet tall. It has cylinder-type roots that range in color from yellow to orange. Heavy branches grow up from the roots.

 

Turmeric Face Mask Recipe: What Turmeric Is Used ForTurmeric Face Mask Recipe: What Turmeric Is Used For

Turmeric is most commonly known as a spice used in cooking. If you are familiar with Middle East or South Asian cuisine, then you know the spice very well. With its peppery-like flavor and earthy, mustard-like aroma, it is a popular addition to curries, stocks and sauces. However, turmeric has many beneficial properties in natural cosmetics.  This bright, golden orange powder can be used as a natural colorant in soap. Turmeric has been found to heal and prevent dry skin, treat skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne, and has anti-aging properties. Turmeric powder can be used in any kind of bath and body product. These include soap, hair conditioners, facial masks, scrubs, lotions, ointments, creams, bath teas, face toners, and even in bath bombs.

Did you know that in India, turmeric is considered holy? For centuries this powder has been used in various Hindu ceremonies as well as being used in every part of Indian religious ceremonies and even in weddings. Plus, this powder is also a wonderful natural dye. Specifically for Saris and Buddhist monks’ robes. One last interesting fact, paper steeped in turmeric can be used to create pH level strips. If you are a soaper and are familiar with pH testing, the0n you know exactly what I am talking about.

 

Turmeric Face Mask Recipe: Medical Uses of TurmericTurmeric Face Mask Recipe: Medical Uses of Turmeric

Like stated above, Turmeric is most well know for its culinary uses, however, this versatile herb has many more uses and benefits. Turmeric is very popular in the medical field. In fact, Turmeric has been used in medicine for thousands of years and is a major part of Ayurveda or Siddha (Indian traditional medicine). This powerful herb is used to treat problems such as, indigestion, throat infections, common colds, or liver ailments. Turmeric can also be used topically to cleanse wounds or treat skin sores. There are many other conditions that can be treated using turmeric. Rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia and water retention are a few. Turmeric can even benefit the heart by lowering bad cholesterol and blood sugar.

For women, turmeric does work to help with menstrual problems and water retention. Also, this powder has many antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These properties actually work to reduce brain inflation, which is believed to be the main cause of Alzheimer’s Disease. So, essentially, turmeric can work to delay the onset of this horrible disease.  

Turmeric Face Mask Recipe: Bath and Body ProductsTurmeric Face Mask Recipe: Bath and Body Products

You can use turmeric in all kinds of bath and body products. From face masks to shampoo!  You can create a paste of turmeric to help lighten or prevent stretch marks. This powder is wonderful at moisturizing the hair or preventing hair loss. Also, turmeric can treat scalp conditions such as inflammation, flaking and itchiness. In skin care, this herb works to treat such conditions as acne, eczema and psoriasis. You can create toners, lotions, bath bombs, facial masks, conditioners, why, the list is endless!

So you see, this bright, yellow orange colored powder is incredibly versatile in any type of form. Let’s now move onto our recipe!

Turmeric Face Mask Recipe: Ingredients that Nature’s Garden has to offer

Turmeric Face Mask Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need

  • Mixing Bowls (you will need one)
  • Scale
  • Mixing Spoons

Turmeric Face Mask Recipe: Total Recipe Weights

  • 96 grams Turmeric Powder
  • 224 grams Bentonite Clay Powder
  • 24 drops Vitamin E Oil
  • 96 grams Vegetable Glycerin

Turmeric Face Mask Recipe: Weigh Out the Turmeric PowderTurmeric Face Mask Recipe: Weigh Out the Turmeric Powder

So let’s begin now with our turmeric face mask! First, we are going to start with the turmeric powder. So, get your scale out. You will also be using a medium sized bowl. Have your scale tared out. Then, go ahead and weigh out 96 grams of your turmeric powder.

 

 

 

Turmeric Face Mask Recipe: Weigh Out the Bentonite Clay PowderTurmeric Face Mask Recipe: Weigh Out the Bentonite Clay Powder

First, let’s talk about Bentonite Clay Powder. Bentonite is a wonderful addition to any face mask! This type of clay, when used in face masks, helps clean impurities from the skin. When used in soaps, bentonite is good at treating oily skin. Also, when used in bath bombs, it helps harden them. In addition, bentonite is useful in thickening lotions.

So, now we are going to weigh out the bentonite. You will add the clay to the same bowl you have your turmeric powder in. Tare out your scale and to the medium bowl, add 224 grams of bentonite clay. Next, mix the two ingredients together until everything seems evenly dispersed.

 

 

Turmeric Face Mask Recipe: Add the Vitamin E OilTurmeric Face Mask Recipe: Add the Vitamin E Oil

The next ingredient we will be adding is Vitamin E. Vitamin E from Nature’s Garden comes in the purest form, is also known as Tocepherol T-50. This is not tocopherol acetate (the form found in many vitamin E capsules).   Vitamin E is a wonderful antioxidant and is fabulous for your skin.

So, to the bowl containing the powdered ingredients, you will be adding your Vitamin E oil. Using a disposable pipette you will add 24 drops of the Vitamin E oil right on top of the powder. Finally, use a spoon or spatula to mix the ingredients together.

 

Turmeric Face Mask recipe: Packaging your Facial MaskTurmeric Face Mask recipe: Packaging your Facial Mask

For this recipe, we decided to package the powder portion of the face mask and the vegetable glycerin separately. We chose to create the facial mask recipe this way for a couple of reasons. First, creating the facial mask mixture separately without the water you will not need to add a preservative. In addition, you will be able to prepare a quick product for your customers. This recipe can be made in just a few minutes. Each 2 ounce jar will create approximately 4 facial masks.

Turmeric Face Mask Recipe: The Powdered Portion

Now that your powdered portion is complete, you can begin packaging this portion of the facial mask. So, using a spoon, fill each of your 2 ounce white double wall jars and place a lid on each jar.

Turmeric Face Mask Recipe: The Liquid PortionTurmeric Face Mask Recipe: The Liquid Portion

The next part of our recipe is the vegetable glycerin. Vegetable Glycerin is a humectant, meaning, it draws moisture to your skin. So by adding vegetable glycerin to this recipe, your skin will be left feeling soft and hydrated.

Next,we will prepare the liquid portion of the facial mask. Water, while it is an ingredient in the recipe, will not be used until you are ready mix and apply the face mask. So, we will prepare eight 1/2 ounce bottles for the vegetable glycerin. To each bottle, add 12 grams of the vegetable glycerin and cap them with the white ribbed lids.

Turmeric Face Mask Recipe: Using Your Facial Mask

As we talked about previously, by mixing this mask on an as needed basis, it will prolong the shelf life and can be made quickly when needed. With that being said, let’s talk about using the mask. It is really a simple process. Also, if you are selling this mask as a product, you can sell the jar and bottle as a set and label it with instructions.

Turmeric Face Mask Recipe: Mixing Your Facial MaskTurmeric Face Mask Recipe: Mixing Your Facial Mask

Finally, you are ready to use your face mask! You will need one of your jars of powder and a bottle of the vegetable glycerin. Lastly, you will need a small mixing bowl. Starting with the powdered mixture. First, to the small bowl, add about 1 Tablespoon of the powder. Next, you will add about 1/2 teaspoon of the vegetable glycerin to the powder. Finally, you will add 2 Tablespoons of distilled water. Mix this together thoroughly.

Turmeric Face Mask Recipe: Applying your Facial Mask

Once your ingredients are mixed together nicely, apply a thin layer to your face and kick back and relax for a few. Once the mask has hardened, you can rinse your face off in warm water and see how soft and glowing your skin looks and feels!

Turmeric Face Mask: In Conclusion

As always, Nature’s Garden is here to help keep you beautiful as naturally as possible. So we insist that you treat yourself! Apply a mask, relax with a turmeric hot toddy, a magazine and some quiet music. Let your cares go for a while and allow the turmeric face mask do its job!

 

Turmeric RecipesTurmeric Recipes

Well, we now know the benefits we can get from turmeric powder on our face. So, how about we take a look at some recipes that we can eat! Just follow this link to Allrecipes.com to see just how many types of dishes turmeric is used in.  There are literally hundreds of recipes that incorporate turmeric in them.  One very popular and well-known way to use turmeric is always curry! Curry is actually not a dish as some people think, but a mixture of many different spices and herbs, turmeric being one of them. The use of the term “curry” is generally limited to dishes prepared in a sauce that is made with the mixture of spices.

Using turmeric in recipes isn’t strictly for savory dishes. Sfoof is a traditional Lebanese dessert cake that uses turmeric. There are also smoothie recipes that use turmeric in them and even in hot drinks that are soothing to your soul.  So as you can see, this spice can be added to any type of recipe, internationally or just in your simple everyday drinks! Some people add it for the taste or color, and there are some people that like the idea of using a natural herb in their diet.

 

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Nature’s Garden sells turmeric powder for external use only. We do not sell it as a food item. The information above talks about how great turmeric is for many industries, however we only sell it for external use. We provide this data for educational purposes only. Nothing in this article is to be construed as medical advice. Please consult your doctor before using this product or any of this information for treatment purposes.

Nov
09

Pumpkin Sugar Scrubs


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Pumpkin Spice ScrubsWhat a fun time I had with the Pumpkin Sugar Scrubs Recipe as my first solo attempt at melt and pour homemade soap making.  We have a wide variety of pumpkin products such as molds, pumpkin fragrance oils, pumpkin powders, and even pumpkin recipes to satisfy your craving for this seasonal scent.  For now, I’m all about making melt and pour soaps and learning all I can about the different products here at Natures Garden, learning the techniques, and trying out the fabulous recipes.  I decided that making small, solid pumpkin sugar scrubs as my first official project was appropriate for this time of year.

I am brand-spanking-new to the wonderful world of soap making and part of the fun is figuring it out! I did some research on Pinterest and looked over a couple of our solid sugar scrubs recipes before coming up with this ridiculously fun recipe:

Ingredients used:                                                                                            

 

Tools needed:Silicone Soap Mold - 24 Mini Pumpkins

I included turmeric and carrot powder in the recipe both for their coloring properties and skin-loving benefits.  As this was my first attempt to make this recipe, I carefully prepped my work area and laid out all of the ingredients and tools I would need for this recipe.   Below is the step-by-step instructions that I followed:

Step 11. Place the silicone pumpkin soap mold off to the side.
2. Measure out your powders! I did this by placing one of my glass measuring containers on the scale, taring it to 0, then adding my powders one at a time (tare in between the powders if you’d prefer not to do any math).
3. Add 30g vegetable glycerin to your small glass bowl with your powders and stir until it is thoroughly mixed and you have created a paste free of lumps.  Place to the side.
4. Measure out your sugar and place to the side.
5. Measure out your oils.
6. Cut 175g of your melt and pour base and place in you microwavable bowl.
7. Microwave your soap in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, making sure it is melted. If you have a more powerful microwave, you can do it for shorter bursts of time.
8. Once that soap is completely melted, add your Pumpkin Walnut Biscotti Fragrance oil and your sweet almond and pumpkin seed oil; stir thoroughly.
9. Then pour your powder paste and add your 20 drops of orange oxide into the bowl all while its wet.Step 4
10. Then add the sugar and stir, stir, stir.
11. Once you’ve completely mixed your soap, oils, and sugar pour mixture into the mold and allow the little pumpkin bars (this recipe makes about 24) to set up for 4 hours. Ta-da!

Things got a little weird for me around step 11.   As I was mixing the mixture, it began to harden.  As you will see in the picture, I attempted to pack the mold versus pouring.  I decided to go ahead and re-heat it in the microwave for another 30 seconds.  When I took it out, it was a thick liquid that I stirred with the spatula (just to remix) and then began to poor into the mold.  It poured beautifully into each mold.  As excited as I was that this project seemed to turn out just right , I immediately decided it was time to put them to the true test.  I used a couple of these and they worked really well!  The bar held its shape despite the fact that anytime you add water to sugar, it breaks it down.  I hope you have as much fun as I did using this recipe.