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Mar
15

Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe


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Peeps Cold Process Soap RecipePeeps Cold Process Soap Recipe

This recipe is a great one for soap lovers and peep lovers alike! The Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe combines the likeness of delicious peep bunnies, the simple fun of melt and pour soap, and the best parts of cold process soap to create a great recipe. The base and topping of this recipe is created from a homemade cold process soap recipe, while the cute peeps bunny embeds were created with simple melt and pour soap instructions. Overall, the recipe is a cute way to ring in the spring and definitely worth a try.

Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Ingredients From Natures Garden

Lye
Sweet Almond Oil
Coconut Oil 76
Grapeseed Oil
Shea Butter
PALM Oil
Castor Oil
Yummy Gummy Fragrance Oil
Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap
Neon Pink – FUN Soap Colorant
Deep Purple – FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Yellow – FUN Soap Colorant
Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible
Neon Blue – FUN Soap Colorant
Vegetable Glycerin
Peep Bunny 12 Cavity Silicone Mold
Square Loaf Mold
Cutter for Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety MASK for Soap Making- 2 count
THERMOMETER
Safety GLOVES for Soap Making- 1 pair
8 oz Bullet Bottle
24/410 Fine Mist Sprayer

Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Other Ingredients and Equipment

Scale
Distilled Water
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Stick Blender
Rubber Spatula
Granulated Sugar
Rubbing Alcohol (in a spray bottle)
Vinegar

Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Weights for CP Soap

517 grams Water 

188 grams Lye (Sodium Hydroxide)

136 grams Sweet Almond Oil

340 grams Coconut Oil 76

163 grams Grapeseed Oil

340 grams Shea Butter

372 grams Palm Oil

109 grams Castor Oil

84 grams Yummy Gummy Fragrance Oil

43 grams Sodium Lactate

5 grams Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant

5 grams Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant

4 grams Deep Purple FUN Soap Colorant

4 grams Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant

15 grams Titanium Dioxide

Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Weights for MP Soap

320 grams Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap

2 grams Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant

16 grams Yummy Gummy Fragrance Oil

2 grams Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant

1 gram Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant

2 grams Deep Purple FUN Soap Colorant

Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Clean and Sanitize

Before you begin, make sure that your area and supplies are ready to use. First, make sure that you have a well ventilated area available to create your cp soap that is far away from children and pets. Also, have the appropriate safety attire ready for your own use. Next, clean up the areas that you intend to use for creating this soap. Finally, sanitize the equipment that you will be working with for this recipe. These steps will make this process easier for you and safer for everyone.

Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Creating the PeepsPeeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Creating the Peeps

First, you are going to create the melt and pout peep bunny soaps. These will be used to top the cold process soap that you will be making some later steps. So, before you begin the portion of the recipe that deals with the cold process soap you will be creating eight bunny peeps with melt and pour soap. When the time comes, you can choose to have two of each color or have a different color combination off peep bunny soaps. But, we will provide the amounts needed to achieve the correct colors. So, lets start with the melt and pour.

Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Melting the Soap

Now, you are going to melt the soap needed to create the bunny peep soaps. Since each peep will require 40 grams of melt and pour soap and we are creating two at a time, we will begin by melting 80 grams of the Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap. Melt this in 30 second increments. After you color this portion of your soap, you will melt three additional portions in their own bowls to be colored.

Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Scenting and Coloring the SoapPeeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Scenting and Coloring the Soap

Next, you can add the color and scent to your melted soap. Take the melted 80 grams of Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap from the previous step. Add 4 grams of the Yummy Gummy Fragrance Oil and the colorant of your choice. Depending on you decision, you will use 2 grams of Neon Pink, 2 grams of Deep Purple, 2 grams of Neon Blue, or 1 gram of Neon Yellow. You can either do a set of each color, or pick your favorites.

Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Pouring the Soap into the MoldPeeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Pouring the Soap into the Mold

Then, you can fill the bunny peeps silicone soap mold. After you color your melt and pour soap, you can pour it into the molds. This should fill two bunny molds. Also, make sure you spray the top of the soap before you move on to you next batch of melt and pour. Once you have repeated these steps to get eight filled bunnies, then its time to move on to the next step.

Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Sugar Coating the Peep Bunnies (2)Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Sugar Coating the Peep Bunnies

Finally, the last step of the melt and pour process is to cover the bunny peeps in sugar. Once the soap is set up, remove them from the mold. Next, spray the peep bunny soaps with rubbing alcohol to get the sugar to adhere. After, cover the peeps in sugar and be sure to remember the sides as well. Next, let them dry before spraying and coating the backs of your bunny soaps.

Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Creating the Cold Process Soap

Second, we are going to create the cold process soap portion of this recipe. Set your sugar coated peep bunny soaps aside. After the cp soap is set up in the mold, these will be used in decorate the top of the loaf. Until then, we will use the same four different colors along with white to create a swirled cp soap. Thus, we will be using an in the pot swirl technique.  So, lets get the cold process soap started.

Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Preparing the LyePeeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Preparing the Lye

Now, you are going to prepare you lye solution. Be sure that you are now working in a ventilated and safe area. First, you will weight out 517 grams of distilled water. Next, slowly mix 188 grams of lye into the previously weighed water. Make sure you add the lye to the water. Move on to the next step, but be sure to stir in 43 grams of sodium lactate after this solution has cooled to room temperature.

Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Preparing the Butters and Oils

Then, we can get the butters and oils ready for later. Take a scale and tare out a new bowl. Weigh 136 grams of Sweet Almond Oil, 340 grams Coconut Oil 76, 163 grams Grapeseed Oil, 340 grams Shea Butter, 372 grams Palm Oil, and 109 grams Castor Oil into the bowl. Once melted let them cool to room temperature

Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Preparing the ColorantsPeeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Preparing the Colorants 

Next, we are going to get some medium mixing bowls ready with colorants. While we will only have four colors, you will need to have five bowls. Also, we will be adding 225 grams of soap to each so make sure the bowls are big enough.

So, in each of the bowls we will add one color or titanium dioxide. You will put 5 grams of Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant in the first bowl and in the second you will put 5 grams of Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant. The third will have you put in 4 grams of Deep Purple FUN Soap Colorant and the fourth will have 4 grams of Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant. In the last bowl you will put 15 grams of Titanium dioxide with a small amount of your melted oils to create a smooth paste.

Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Mixing at Room TemperaturePeeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Mixing at Room Temperature

Now, we can mix the lye solution and the oils together. After both your mixtures have gotten to about room temperature, you can pour the lye solution into the bowl with the oils. Then, add 84 grams of Yummy Gummy Fragrance Oil to the mixture. Blend all these ingredients until you get to the emulsification stage.

Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Coloring the CP SoapPeeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Coloring the CP Soap

After, we are going to separate the soap into the different bowls with colors. The four bowls that contain FUN Soap Colorant will each get 225 grams of your soap batter added to them. Now, the bowl of titanium dioxide will be added to the original bowl after all the colors have been given the right amount of soap. Stick blend the titanium dioxide into the batter. Also, mix your colors starting with the lightest color and try to quickly wipe your blender between.

Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Separating Soap for the Top

Next, we are going to set some of our white soap aside for later use. Take the bowl containing the Titanium dioxide with soap and separate 225 grams of the batter. Your smaller portion will be used with the colors to swirl the soap. The larger portion will be used in a later step to top the loaf.

Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Doing the Pot SwirlPeeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Doing the Pot Swirl

Now, we are going to swirl the soap colors to get ready for pouring. Find a large bowl that will be able to hold all this soap. Add the white soap the the large bowl first. Then, pour each of the colors into the bowl, right on top of each other. After, use a spatula to swirl, which can be done by placing your spatula in the center of the bowl and moving in a clockwise manner. Next, pour your batter in the soap mold.

IMG_20170307_142214385_HDR-2Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe Finishing off the CP Soap

Finally, we are going to do the last few things to finish off this recipe. First, add the remaining portion of white soap to the top of your loaf. Do your best to make this resemble marshmallow fluff. Then, place the peeps bunny soap that were made previously on top of the white soap. After 24 hours you can remove the cold process soap from the loaf mold and when its hard you can cut the soap. Then, once it has fully cured your soap will be ready to use!

Feb
28

Activated Charcoal Recipes


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Activated Charcoal Recipes Activated Charcoal Recipes 

If you are looking for an amazing way to get yourself a deep body cleanse, then you are not going to want to miss out on these amazing activated charcoal recipes! This cosmetic additive has a unique chemical structure that leads to some amazing benefits for the human body.

Since activated charcoal has a multitude of internal spaces, or pores, on its surface, it is able to sort of trap a variety of chemicals.  This includes things like toxins in your body, on its surface. Thus, these toxins are all in one place and are unable to react with anything else. This makes the toxins easier for the body manage and remove. This makes the activated charcoal extremely useful for cleansing the human body. Not only can it be used to cleanse the outside of the body, but this powder is useful for removing internal toxins as well. Therefore, recipes that use activated charcoal can be more cleansing and better for the skin. So, this blog will discuss further a few of the benefits of activated charcoal. In addition, we give you a variety of fantastic activated charcoal recipes from Natures Garden.

Activated Charcoal Recipes Skin Toxins Removal Benefit

Activated charcoal is a fantastic detoxifier that can be used to help clear up your skin! This recipe has been known to be great for reducing blemishes on the skin, even blemishes that may pop up on the face. Anything from pimples to deep down pore impurities can be reduced by using this amazing cosmetic powder. Further, outbreaks of acne have been found to be reduced in various cases from the use of activated charcoal on any afflicted areas. Since activated charcoal attracts and helps remove toxins and small particles, it will help pull out the toxins in your pores that would otherwise build up and eventually cause nasty blemishes. Overall, activated charcoal is a perfect ingredient to use on your face and general skin care routine!

Activated Charcoal Recipes Activated Charcoal Mask Recipe

Activated Charcoal Recipes Activated Charcoal Mask RecipeSince activated charcoal has all kinds of beneficial properties for skin, this incredible ingredient would make a perfect addition to a variety of recipes. One such cosmetic recipe is meant for cleansing the face. While this recipe is hardly the only choice for an effective cleanse, Natures Garden has a great facial mask recipe.  It was created incorporating this lovely powder. The Activated Charcoal Mask Recipe is a simple recipe that helps clean out your pores and rejuvenate your skin!  The activated charcoal along with the help of vitamin E oil, bentonite clay powder, vegetable glycerin, and rosemary essential oil will create a difference in your skin that you will be able to see and feel. So, take a chance on this cleansing recipe and feel a deeper clean from your typical skin care regimen!

Activated Charcoal Recipes Lumps of Coal Bath Bombs Recipe

Activated Charcoal Recipes Lumps of Coal Bath Bombs RecipeEveryone loves a great bath bomb! Watching the pretty orb fizz as you sit back and relax. It is the perfect end to a long day. However, just sitting back and relaxing with a typical bath bomb is not going to scrub all that dirt. No matter how pretty the scent you eventually realize your bath bombs were not made for anything more than a scented soak. So, why not create a bath bomb recipe with more cleansing power? Get ready for a soak in the bath that your body deserves while the activated charcoal does all the work. While this recipe has the typical ingredients of a bath bomb, the Lumps of Coal Bath Bomb Recipe has the added benefit of this useful cosmetic powder.

Originally, this recipe was formulated to appear to be lumps of coal for the holiday season. However, this fantastic bath bomb recipe deserves to be celebrated all year round! It’s impossible to limit something this great to just the holiday season, so give this cleansing bath bomb recipe a try.               

Activated Charcoal Recipes Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe

Activated Charcoal Recipes Activated Charcoal Scrub RecipeScrubs are one of the best kinds of products to fix dry, flaky hands. This is often the product of choice for dry skin. This is because scrubs can be used to remove dead skin. The added oils moisturize at the same time. While a scrub recipe is amazing for quenching dry skin, they’re typically made without any kind of cleansing properties. While activated charcoal is not exactly the same as soap, adding this cleansing powder to a scrub can make it more than just your average scrub. So, creating this recipe, Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe, is the best of both worlds! Not only do you get the exfoliating and nourishing power of an average scrub recipe, but there is the added benefit you get from adding activated charcoal.

Activated Charcoal Recipes Creating Naturally Colored Activated Charcoal Soap Recipes

Activated Charcoal Recipes Creating Naturally Colored Activated Charcoal Soap RecipesActivated charcoal can add some extra cleaning power to your soap recipes. Also, this cosmetic powder can be used for aesthetic purposes too. This powder can be used to naturally color your soap to a shade of black. Plus, from the addition of diamond dust mica, it has a unique shimmer. So, the Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe was created to blend the aesthetic appeal with the amazing properties.

Activated Charcoal Powder Uses Creative Cold Processes Soap Recipe

Activated Charcoal Powder Uses Creative Cold Processes Soap RecipeAs you now know, this cosmetic powder is a perfect addition to recipes made for cleansing! An obvious recipe would be creating soap. However, it is not just melt and pour soap that can benefit from the powder. Another creative way to use activated charcoal is as a colorant in a fun cold process soap recipe! Total Hot Man CP Soap Recipe takes everything we all know and love about soap making, giving it a slightly new twist. Since this recipe utilizes the benefits of activated charcoal, it is just as cleansing as the typical cold process soap. In addition, it has the deep pore cleaning power of this fantastic cosmetic powder!

Activated Charcoal Recipes Naturally Colored Fish Kiss Soap Recipe

Activated Charcoal Recipes Naturally Colored Fish Kiss Soap RecipeFurther, activated charcoal is used to create some fun and unique recipes. Activated charcoal can be used as a natural pigment for the soap. It is a great way to get creative. Additionally, you will maintain the usefulness of your product. One recipe created by Natures Garden is an mp soap.  This soap recipe uses some soap colored with activated charcoal. It is our Fish Kiss Melt and Pour Soap Recipe. This creation is a super cute fishy melt and pour soap recipe! Imagine a big, orange and black fish swimming in a soap bar size pool of water! Check out this recipe that combines deep, true cleanliness with adorable creativity.

Activated Charcoal Recipes Where to Find Recipes and Products

Are you looking to create one or more of these recipes above? Go to Natures Garden’s website to find the ingredients needed for the above recipes. You can find the recipes on our site too. Simply click the link on the name of the recipe. It will take you to a detailed tutorial. Nearly all of the ingredients used in the recipes mentioned can be purchased from Natures Garden. You can click on this activated charcoal link to purchase the powder discussed throughout this blog.

We hope that you have found this blog both inspiring and informative.  In addition, Natures Garden offers a variety of other fragrance fun ideas.  You will find all of our free classes and recipes in our recipe box.  We are also always here to assist in your creative endeavors.

Natures Garden sells activated charcoal for external use only. We do not sell it as food items. The information we provide is for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets. Special care should be taken by pregnant and/or lactating women when handling herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our herbs. All testing is the responsibility of the customer.

Dec
16

Soap Without Palm


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Soap Without PalmSoap Without Palm

Today’s recipe, Soap Without Palm, is a cold process soap recipe using Natures Garden’s Vanilla Champagne Fragrance Oil.  Often soapers will avoid certain fragrances due to the discoloration it cause to the soap.  We thought we would show you a way to use this discoloration to your advantage.  Our Vanilla Champagne Fragrance Oil has a vanillin content of 4%, causing the soap to discolor to a caramel.  We thought this was the absolute perfect color for out soap.  This fragrance also has an amazing scent retention.  So, we used all of these qualities to our advantage by scenting only the portion we wanted to discolor.  We left part of our batch unscented.  I know you are probably think the soap couldn’t possibly smell as strong.  Well let me tell you, IT SMELLS FABULOUS!

Soap Without Palm Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Square Loaf- Mold Market Molds
Embed Mold Champagne Bottles
Mica Pigment 24K Gold
SLS Free Glycerin Melt and Pour Soap Base
Lye
SHEA BUTTER
COCONUT Oil-76
Mango Butter
Sunflower Oil
Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Apricot Kernel Oil
CASTOR Oil- 16 oz.
Vanilla Champagne Fragrance Oil
Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible
SODIUM LACTATE – 16 oz.
Safety GLOVES for Soap Making- 1 pair
Safety MASK for Soap Making- 2 count
THERMOMETER
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
Natures Garden Apron
Mitre Box
Cutter for Mitre Box

Soap Without Palm Other Ingredients You Will Need

Water
Mixing Bowls
Spatulas
Mixing Spoons
Stick Blender
Decorating Bottle

Soap Without Palm Total Recipe Weights For Cold Process Soap Portion

517 grams of water
189 grams of lye
408 Coconut Oil 76
272 grams of Shea Butter
272 grams Mango Butter
136 grams Sunflower Oil
136 grams Meadowfoam Seed Oil
68 grams of Castor Oil
68 grams Apricot Kernel Oil
55 grams of Sodium Lactate
54 grams Vanilla Champagne Fragrance Oil
15 grams Titanium Dioxide

Soap Without Palm Total Weights for Melt and Pour Embeds

115 grams SLS Free Clear Melt and Pour Soap
5 grams Vanilla Champagne Fragrance Oil
3 grams 24K Gold Mica Pigment
6 grams Vegetable Glycerin

Soap Without Palm Prepare Your Champagne Bottle Embeds

Soap Without Palm Preparing the EmbedsFirst, prepare your colorant.  Weigh out 3 grams of gold mica.  Then, add 6 grams of vegetable glycerin.  Mix well.  You will use this colorant for both the melt and pour soap and a small amount of the cold process soap portion. We will need the colorant once the mp soap is melted.  Use your scale to weigh out 115 grams of Natures Garden’s SLS Free Melt and Pour Soap Base.  Next, melt the base.  Once it’s melted, add 5 grams of Vanilla Champagne Fragrance Oil.  Now, add 1 gram of the gold colorant you just prepared.  Mix well to incorporate the ingredients.

Soap Without Palm Preparing the Embeds
Next, pour the melt and pour soap into the champagne bottle mold.  Then, spray any air bubbles you notice with rubbing alcohol.  The rubbing alcohol will help release any air bubble.  Allow the melt and pour soap to set up.  Once they have set up you can remove them from the mold and set them aside for now.  These will be placed on the top of the cold process soap when we finish.

Soap Without Palm Prepare Your Lye Solution

Soap Without Palm Preparing the Lye Water
First, you will want to wear gloves, a mask, and goggles while preparing this recipe.  Begin by weighing out 517 grams of distilled water.  Slowly add 189 grams of lye to your distilled water.  Make you stir to dissolve all of the lye.  Set your lye water where it will not be disturbed.  Allow the temperature to drop to room temperature.

Soap Without Palm Prepare Your Soaping Oils

Soap Without Palm Preparing the Oils
Weigh out 408 grams of coconut oil 76, 272 grams of shea butter, 272 grams of mango butter, 136 grams of sunflower oil, 136 grams of meadowfoam seed oil, 68 grams of castor oil, and 68 grams of apricot kernel oil.  Melt the oils using a double boiler.  Once melted allow the temperature to drop to room temperature.  While you are waiting, move to the next step.

Soap Without Palm Prepare Your Other Ingredients

Soap Without Palm Prepare Your Other IngredientsWhile we are waiting for our temperatures to drop, let’s go ahead and prepare our other ingredients.  First, we will weigh out our sodium lactate.  In a small bowl weigh out 55 grams of sodium lactate.  This will later be added to our cooled lye solution, set it aside for now.  Next, we will weigh out our Vanilla Champagne Fragrance Oil.  We will be adding the fragrance oil to only a portion of the cp soap batter.  Use a scale to weigh out 54 grams of Vanilla Champagne Fragrance Oil.  Finally, we will mix the titanium dioxide into some oil.  This will be used to color our white portion of the soap.  In a small bowl, weigh out 15 grams of titanium dioxide.  Add 25 grams of your oils to this bowl.  Mix well until the colorant is nice and smooth.

Soap Without Palm Oil Preparing Your Soap Batter

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First, you will need to combine your soaping oils and lye solution.  Use a stick blender to emulsify.  Next, separate the batter.  In a small bowl weigh out 43 grams of the soap batter.  This portion will be unscented and colored gold.  Add the remaining gold colorant you prepared earlier.  Mix well to incorporate the color.  Then, add this soap batter to your decorating bottle.  Set this aside, for now.  We will use this later to place dots, resembling bubbles, on the top of the soap loaf.

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The remaining batter will be separated into two bowls.  The first bowl will be colored white and left unscented.  So, add 800 grams of soap batter to the bowl.  Now, add the titanium mixture you prepared earlier.  Then, stick blend to incorporate the color.  We will use 515 grams of this batter to swirl in the loaf, and 285 grams to top the loaf.

 

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Finally, the rest of the cp soap batter will be scented.  You will need to add the 54 grams of Vanilla Champagne Fragrance Oil.  Stick blend to incorporate the fragrance oil.  This portion of your soap batter will be left uncolored.  We will be keeping the batter its natural color, using the discoloration to our advantage.  We feel that the natural discoloration of this fragrance in soap beautifully represents the fragrance oil.

Soap Without Palm Swirling the CP Soap Batter

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Now, the fun part.  Let’s swirl our batter.  To the bowl containing the scented soap, add plops of the white batter.  Keep in mind you will need to save about 285 grams of the white for the top of the loaf.  Once you have added the white, use a spatula to swirl the soap.  Place the spatula in the bowl and move it in a circular motion throughout the bowl.

Soap Without Palm Pouring the Soap Batter

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When you are satisfied with your swirls, we will pour the soap batter into the mold.  Get your square loaf mold out.  Pour the swirled cp soap batter into the mold.

 

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Now, we will use the remaining white soap batter to top the loaf.  Once your batter is a thick frosting like consistency, use a spatula to place it on top of the loaf.  Use the spatula to create peaks in the batter.

 

Soap Without Palm Adding the Finishing Touches

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Finally, we will be decorating the top of the soap.  Using the soap batter you placed in the decorating bottle, place dots on top of the white soap.  These are meant to represent bubbles.  Once you have finished, place the champagne bottle embeds across the loaf.  You want to keep in mind that you will be cutting the loaf, so place them strategically.  Make sure you push them in slightly at the bottom of the bottle so it looks like the champagne bottle is tilted.

After about 24 hours remove the soap from the mold.  Then, slice the soap using the mitre box and soap cutter.  Your soap will be ready to use once it cures.  We hope that you enjoy making this soap recipe as much as we have.  We found this particular recipe gave us plenty of time to work.  It was so easy to work with.  Post a picture of your cold process soap on our Facebook page, or tag us on Instagram @ngscents.

Nov
21

Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe


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Mistletoe-CP-Soap-RecipeMistletoe CP Soap Recipe

Our next cold process soap recipe will show you how to create mistletoe inspired soap.  We have made a Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe using Natures Garden Mistletoe and Ivy Fragrance Oil.  I mean who doesn’t like getting caught under the mistletoe.  With the holidays right around the corner, we thought it would be a fun addition to our free craft recipes.  Before we get started, make sure you have reviewed our Cold Process Soap 101 class and our Soap Making Safety class if you have not made cp soap before.

Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe Ingredients from Natures GardenMistletoe CP Soap Recipe Ingredients from Natures Garden

Lye
COCONUT Oil-76
GRAPESEED Oil- 16 oz.
APRICOT KERNEL Oil- 16 oz.
MANGO BUTTER
CASTOR Oil- 16 oz.
FRACTIONATED COCONUT Oil
FUN Soap Colorant Lime Green
FUN Soap Colorant Tomato Red
Mistletoe and Ivy Fragrance Oil

FUN Soap Colorant Kelly Green
Cutter for Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
Safety GLOVES for Soap Making- 1 pair
Square Loaf Mold
Safety MASK for Soap Making- 2 count

THERMOMETER

Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe Other Ingredients and Things Needed

Scale
Water
Mixing Bowls
Spatula
Stick Blender
Decorating Bottle

Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe Preparing the Lye Solution and OilsMistletoe CP Soap Recipe Prepare Your Lye Solution

Weigh out 517 grams of distilled water.  Slowly add 199 grams of lye.  Stir until the lye is dissolved.  Allow your lye to cool to room temperature.  While you are waiting for your lye to cool, weigh out and melt your oils.

Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe Prepare Your Oils

You will need 136 grams apricot oil, 109 grams coconut oil 76, 299 grams grapeseed oil, 476 grams mango butter, 109 castor oil, and 231 grams fractionated coconut oil.  Allow the oils to cool to room temperature.  While you are waiting for the temperatures to come down prepare your colorants.

Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe Prepare Your FUN Soap ColorantsMistletoe CP Soap Recipe Prepare Your FUN Soap Colorants

You will need three small bowls.  To one bowl add 10 grams Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant.  Add 12 grams Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant.  In the third bowl add 6 drops of the red Soap Colorant.  Also, get your square loaf mold out and ready.

 

Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe Mixing Oils and LyeMistletoe CP Soap Recipe Pouring the Soap

Once both your oils and lye solution get down to room temperature, add your oils to your lye water.  Stick blend to emulsify.  Then, add 84 grams of Mistletoe and Ivy Fragrance Oil.  Again, stick blend your batter to incorporate the Mistletoe and Ivy Fragrance Oil.

 

Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe Separating the BatterNext, divide your soap batter.  Pour 200 grams of your soap batter into each of the bowls containing green soap colorant.  Use the stick blender to mix the color into the soap.  For the red portion, you will only need about 15 grams of soap batter.  You will also need to mix the color in by hand.  Once colored, place the batter into a decorating bottle.

 

 

Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe Pouring the Green Soap
The uncolored portion of the soap batter can be poured into your mold at a light trace.  Now, begin with the darker green soap batter.  Pour a line of dark down the center of your mold. You want to pour it down the longer length of the mold.  Then, pour the lighter green right on top of the darker green.  Now pour another layer of each color using the same method.

 

 

Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe Swirling the LeavesMistletoe CP Soap Recipe Swirling the Leaves and Adding Berries

The green portion of the soap is meant to resemble leaves.  You will see the two green colors you poured will rest on the top of the loaf.  You will use your wooden skewer to swirl the two colors.  Place your skewer in one corner of the mold.  Then, move the skewer in an “S” motion until you get to the other side of the mold.

 

 

Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe Adding BerriesFinally,  we will be using the red soap batter to place dots resembling berries.  Using the decorating bottle filled with the red batter add dots to the top of the soap.  You will want to place them either on top of the green soap, or close to them.  Also, keep in mind you will be slicing your loaf.  You may want to pay attention to where you place them.  This way you aren’t slicing right through the middle of a bundle of berries.

Once your soap has set up, after about 24 hours, remove the mistletoe soap from the mold.  Lastly, once it is firm enough, slice it.  Of course, you will want to let it cure before using it.

Oct
24

Witches Brew Fragrance


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Witches BrewWitches Brew Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Witches Brew Fragrance Oil is a popular Halloween scent from Natures Garden. Our customer adore this fragrance oil, yet can’t quite agree on exactly what they smell.  However, one thing they can agree on, they LOVE this mysterious scent!  One stating, “As a child I can remember coming home from my trick or treating extravaganza on Halloween night and sticking my head in my pillowcase to breathe in the plethora of candy. This is exactly what that smells like! And everyone who has smelled has smelled something different. I smell black licorice, my boyfriend smelled molasses candies, my best friend smelled chocolate and my mom smells pumpkin! It’s definitely a challenge and I cannot wait for my customers to tell me what they smell! Excellent cold throw and hot throw in soy wax candles.”

What Does Witches Brew Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

A secret blend that is mystical…try some.

How Do Our Customers Use Witches Brew Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

Witches Brew Fragrance Oil Candle Color SuggestionCandles! This mysterious scent performs perfectly in Joy Wax and WOW Wax and it is nice and strong and soy wax. The maximum recommended usage percentage for this secretive scent in vegetable waxes and paraffin wax is 10%. Our coloring suggestions for candles are to use 8 drops black liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax. Color blocks do not come in black- so for this one- stick with the liquid stuff. Never color your candles with crayons as this will clog the wick!

Room scents! This fun fall fragrance comes across nice and strong in aroma beads and its maximum recommended usage percentage in incense and potpourri is 50%. (Try a reed sticks for easy room scenting!)

How Do Our Customers Use Witches Brew Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Soaps! The maximum recommended usage percentage for this elusive autumn aroma in bath oils, bath gels, and soap is 0.5%. Due to the low usage rate, the Natures Garden creative team did not test Witches Brew Fragrance Oil in cold process soap. Our coloring suggestions for bath and body products are none. However, if you’d like to make black soap to match your black candles- you can use black soap colorant or go the natural colorant route with activated charcoal powder. Activated charcoal powder has the additional benefits of being a detoxifying agent and a natural odor absorber. Never color your bath and body products with candle dye or they will end up coloring you!

If you’d like to make a soap shaped like a witch’s cat- try our Fat Cat Soap Mold.

Body products (outside of the bath)! This magical fragrance performed perfectly in perfumes and its maximum recommended usage percentage in lotions and body sprays is 0.1%.

Cleaning products! The maximum recommended usage percentage for this supernatural scent in cleaning products is 0.5%.

Check out our Unscented Bases for an easy way to create the array of products listed above- just be sure to follow the aforementioned guidelines relating to maximum usage percentages when using this enchanting aroma.

Oct
19

NG Magnolia Orange Blossom Type Fragrance Oil


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NG Magnolia Orange Blossom Type Fragrance OilNG Magnolia Orange Blossom Type Fragrance OilFragrance Oil Spotlight

Few fragrances are as versatile as NG Magnolia Orange Blossom Type Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden.  Wrapped up in a clean combination of florals and fruits, this scent goes quite a long way!  The scent is reminiscent of a popular fabric softener, so it is a wonderful choice for body sprays and sprays made with Odor Eliminator base.  It’s also a wonderful choice for room scents and bath and body products, as the lush blend of fruits and floral notes weaves a delicate spa-like scent.  No matter how you use this fragrance, the delicate, bright accord of NG Magnolia and Orange Blossom Type Fragrance Oil is sure to please!

What Does NG Magnolia Orange Blossom Type Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

NG Magnolia and Orange Blossom Type Fragrance Oil is a fresh, enticing medley of magnolia and African violets, resting on bright notes of sweet orange blossoms, apple slices, and red grapes.  This beautiful combination of fragrances notes blends to create a scent reminiscent of a popular fabric softener.

How Do Our Customers Use NG Magnolia Orange Blossom Type Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

This dynamic, refreshing scent is perfect for creating a bright room atmosphere!  Room scenting recipes can incorporate this fragrance oil up to 50%. This includes air freshener recipes such as liquid potpourri air fresheners and room sprays.  This exceptionally clean scent also performs exceptionally in aroma beads.

NG Magnolia Orange Blossom Fragrance Oil Candle Color SuggestionHomemade wax melts and candles made from vegetable or paraffin wax will display a wonderful aroma in your home.  We recommend using up to 10% of this scent in your total recipe.  This fragrance oil performs perfectly in Joy Wax, Pillar of Bliss Wax, and Wow Wax.  It will also perform well in soy wax.  If you want to add a little color to your candles, we recommend 2 drops of orange candle dye and 2 drops yellow candle colorant. This is per four pounds of wax. Another option is to shred a small amount of a orange and yellow color blocks into your melted wax.  However, never use crayons to color your wax as they will clog your wick.

How Do Our Customers Use NG Magnolia Orange Blossom Type Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

NG Magnolia Orange Blossom Type Fragrance Oil Cold Process SoapSweep yourself away with a spa-like, relaxing bath product line.  Bath gels, bath bombs, and bath oils were found to be nice and strong with up to 5% of this spa 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 slight acceleration, so soap at room temperature.  There was no ricing and no separation.  Cured soap did not discolor and had a very strong scent.  If you wish to color your bath and body products, you may use orange soap dye and yellow soap colorant in the amount of your liking!  Do not use candle dye to color your bath and body products as they are not body safe.

This uplifting scent can be used to create a wide variety of vibrant products!  Add an exuberant freshness to your body scent lines by incorporating up to 5% in your perfume and body spray recipes!  Customers also make their own lotions and household cleaning products. You can use up to 5% Magnolia Orange Blossom Fragrance Oil in your recipes.

NG Magnolia and Orange Blossom Type Fragrance Oil CP SoapFinally, this is undoubtedly a fun fragrance to use in your many projects.  If you’re looking for a good way to get started with this scent, check out our Column Swirl Cold Process Soap Recipe.  If you’re looking to change gears and try something a little different, also give our Heavy Duty Laundry Soap recipe a shot! Give both of them a try today!  Let us know how they turn out!

Oct
14

Pepperberry Wreath Fragrance Oil


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Pepperberry Wreath Fragrance OilPepperberry Wreath Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Pepperberry Wreath Fragrance Oil is a sweet scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is a concord of juicy fruit scents with sweet vanilla and almond notes as well as fresh greenery. Bring the delightful aroma of a pepperberry wreath into your home.  Create strongly scented candles, soaps, cosmetics and much more.

What Does Pepperberry Wreath Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

In this fragrance oil by Natures Garden, juicy orange, fresh pineapple, and sweet almond form a lively accent for this fruity blend.  A heart of creamy apricot intertwines with fresh berries while a complex accord of fantasy greens surround the fruity tones.  Orange blossom is sweetened with vanilla for a rich base note that supports the fruity green blend.  An NG Original Fragrance!

How Do Our Customers Use Pepperberry Wreath Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Products?

All kinds of natural bath and body products can be created by our customers with this fruity fragrance oil. Bath gels, bath oils, lotions, scrubs, perfumes, soaps, hair products, and so many other kinds of bath and body creations can include up to 3.3% of this sweet scent. If wish to color your bath and body products, then we would suggest using some red liquid soap dye in the amount that you would prefer. Just make sure that you don’t use any candle dyes if your choose to stray from our suggestion.

Further, this fragrance oil can be used in recipes for making soap from scratch. Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have shown that this scent is successful for this method of making soap. A batch containing this scent will have no acceleration and no separation. However, there is some ricing with this fragrance oil, but it is still a solid bar with its integrity intact. The final product will have a strong scent retained and the soaps will discolor to a light tan hue. Due to the 1% vanillin content, adding vanilla white stabilizer may help. However, there are more than forty ingredients used in fragrance manufacturing that may contribute to discoloration of products.

How Do Our Customers Use Pepperberry Wreath Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Products?

Homemade room scenting products can be made by our customers and scented with this complex and sweet fragrance oil. Both potpourri and incense can be made with a maximum of 50% for this NG original scent. Additionally, home cleaning products can be made with a maximum of 5%. Also, this fragrance oil can be use in aroma beads, which retain a nice, strong scent.

Furthermore, our Pepperberry Wreath Fragrance Oil makes a great addition to candles, wax tarts, and all sorts of other wax creations. Products are made of either vegetable waxes or paraffin wax can include as much as 10% of this scent. If you are still thinking about which color and shade would be best for this fragrance oil, then allow us to suggest that you either use six drops of red liquid candle dye for every four pounds of your wax or add a small amount of shredded red color block in your wax. Just make sure to not use crayons to any candle products, they have been known to clog candle wicks.

Oct
08

Nectarine and Mint Fragrance Oil


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Nectarine and Mint Fragrance OilNectarine and Mint Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Nectarine and Mint Fragrance Oil from Nature’s garden is a shimmering blend of citrus notes cooled with a hint of mint.  This is a scent that truly shines and stands out in all applications.  The unique combination of notes will quickly grab your attention, and you will love the way the notes shine through in your finished product!  A valued customer from Alabama describes smelling this fragrance for the first time, writing “This is an original scent. I haven’t smelled anything like it before. It’s a wonderful combination. It’s not too sweet and all of the notes described are present. Strong but not overwhelming.”  Try Nectarine and Mint Fragrance Oil for yourself today, and fall in love with the unique scent that this fragrance provides!

What Does Nectarine and Mint Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Nectarine and Mint Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a brilliant citrus blend of lemon and orange, cooled by a hint of mint.  Leafy greens and woody undertones support the scent while a base of musk adds a soft finish.

How Do Our Customers Use Nectarine and Mint Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

Unique scents are always perfect choices for those looking to make room scenting products.  Nectarine and Mint Fragrance Oil will certainly turn heads, making this perfect for your scenting products which can incorporate up to 50% fragrance oil.  You can use this bright fragrance oil in reed diffusers, potpourri, or incense recipes.  This fragrance also creates strongly scented aroma beads.  Candles and wax tarts can be made using this smooth scent up to 10% with vegetable waxes and paraffin wax.  It works wonderfully in Joy Wax, Wow Wax, and soy waxes.  If you color your candles, we recommend 3 drops of orange candle colorant and 2 drops of yellow liquid candle dye.  This is per 4 pounds of wax.  You can also color your melted wax with a small amount of orange and yellow color blocks.  Crayons are never recommended to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

How Do Our Customers Use Nectarine and Mint Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

This scent is a must-have for creating bath and body products!  Soap makers can use 5% fragrance oil in cp soap recipes and melt and pour soap recipes.  Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results show that this fragrance behaved very nicely.  There was no acceleration, no ricing, no separation, and no discoloration.  The scent retention was very strong in cured soap!  If you wish to color your bath and body products, we would recommend using orange soap dye and yellow soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you.  As always, do not use candle dyes in your bath and body products as they will dye your skin.

Nectarine and Mint Fragrance Oil can be used to create a wide variety of cool, refreshing products.  Bath gels, bath bombs, and oils are a great project choice and can incorporate the recommended maximum of 5% fragrance oil.  Handmade perfumes and body sprays will smell delightful when you incorporate this fragrance up to 5% of your recipe!  Uplifting scented homemade lotions can also be created, using up to 5% fragrance oil.   Homemade cleaning supplies can also be created using a maximum fragrance usage of 5%.

Nectarine and Mint Fragrance Oil Solid Lotion RecipeAre you looking for a fun way to incorporate this scent that is as unique as the fragrance itself?  Try our free Hydrating Hand Stick Recipe to create a moisturizing product that features the amazing Nectarine and Mint Fragrance Oil!

Oct
08

NG Delicious Type Fragrance Oil


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NG Delicious Type Fragrance OilNG Delicious Type Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

NG Delicious Type Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden smells, well… delicious!  A fitting name for this scent, as fruity notes mingle with delicate florals and rest upon earthy base notes!  But while the name implies a taste, and it’s aroma may be enticing, we advise you to not eat fragrance oil.  Have a little faith when we say it isn’t going to taste how it smells, nor should you consume fragrance oil anyways!  Regardless, we think our perfumists outdid themselves this time around!  This five-star scent wows people from coast to coast and all around the world!  A valued customer from Dresden, ME writes “What a stellar scent. I instantly fell in love, right out of the bottle. Originally, I was only going to use for my bath and body line, but requests for candles are pouring in. A simply perfect scent.”  NG Delicious Type Fragrance Oil isn’t your everyday fragrance oil.  Be prepared for your handmade products to be delicious!

What Does NG Delicious Type Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

NG Delicious Type Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a fresh, fruity scent that is well balanced with floral and earthy notes.  Top notes of apple, cucumber, and yuzu are followed by middle notes of magnolia, tuberose, lily of the valley, and fresh cut roses.  Base notes of sandalwood and white amber create an alluring accord that is sweet and rich!

How Do Our Customers Use NG Delicious Type Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

Create an uplifting mood in any atmosphere with this bright, attention-grabbing aroma!  Room scenting recipes can incorporate up to 50% of this fragrance oil in products like incense and potpourri.  This fragrance oil is also nice and strong in aroma beads.  Homemade candle crafters can use NG Delicious Type Fragrance Oil up to 10% with vegetable waxes and paraffin wax.  This scent will perform wonderfully in soy wax,  Joy Wax, or Wow Wax.  For those who wish to color their candles, we recommend adding 2 drops of green Spectrum liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax.  You can also color your melted wax with a small amount of green color blocks.  Remember, never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

How Do Our Customers Use NG Delicious Type Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

NG Delicious Type Fragrance Oil is a standout fragrance for creating bath and body products because of its refreshing, juicy aroma! Soap makers can use 5% fragrance oil in cold process and melt and pour soap recipes.  Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results show that this fragrance oil has a perfect pour!  There was no acceleration, no separation, no ricing, and no discoloration. Cured soap exhibited an excellent scent retention!  If you wish to color your soap or other bath and body products, we would recommend using green soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you.  Remember not to use candle dye in any of your bath and body products as they are not body safe.

Customers also incorporate NG Delicious Type Fragrance Oil into many other products.  Projects like bath oils and bath gels are an irresistible treat when the recommended maximum of 5% fragrance oil is incorporated.  Homemade perfumes perform well with this succulent fragrance when a maximum of 5% fragrance oil is used.  Homemade lotions and creams can also be created.  We recommend that you adhere to a 5% fragrance oil maximum.  Homemade cleaners also perform very well with a maximum fragrance usage of 5%.

Oct
08

NG Hidden Fantasy Type Fragrance Oil


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NG Hidden Fantasy Type Fragrance OilNG Hidden Fantasy Type Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

NG Hidden Fantasy Type Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a sensual scent for those who embrace fantasy and mystery.  This scent is a dramatic feminine scent comprised of bright florals and sweet, earthy base notes.  The notes in this fragrance oil distinguish themselves and dance together to create scent that seems to have a breath of life.  Customers find this fragrance particularly appealing in bath and body products, although it is suitable for your entire range of scented goods.  A valued customer from Fayetteville, AR writes “I used this to make pink and white bath bombs with rose petals. Not only did they look beautiful but they smelled amazing too! Sold out at my booth within the first weekend. I highly recommend this scent for bath and body care items.”  Try NG Hidden Fantasy Type Fragrance Oil today and make your dreams and fantasies come true!

What Does NG Hidden Fantasy Type Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

NG Hidden Fantasy Type Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a fresh citrus scent balanced with soft florals and warm woods.  Tropical ylang ylang balances with sensual jasmine and hints of rose to form a rich floral accord.  Green, leafy accents surround this scent for a texturizing note, while cashmere musk undertones are sweetened with vanilla amber to create a finish fit for your fantasies!

How Do Our Customers Use NG Hidden Fantasy Type Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

Fulfill your wildest fantasies with this enticing fragrance!  Room scenting recipes can incorporate up to 50% of this fragrance oil in products like incense and potpourri.  This fragrance oil is also nice and strong in aroma beads.  In addition, homemade candle crafters can use NG Hidden Fantasy Type Fragrance Oil up to 10% with vegetable waxes and paraffin wax.  This scent will perform wonderfully in soy wax,  Joy Wax, or Wow Wax.  For those who wish to color their candles, we recommend adding 2 drops of red Spectrum liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax.  You can also color your melted wax with a small amount of red color blocks.  Remember, never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

How Do Our Customers Use NG Hidden Fantasy Type Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

NG Hidden Fantasy Type Fragrance Oil can be used to create sensuous bath and body products!  Projects like bath oils and bath gels were found to perform well when the recommended maximum of 5% fragrance oil is incorporated.  Soap makers can use 5% fragrance oil in cold process and melt and pour soap recipes.  Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results show that this fragrance oil soaps beautifully!  There was no acceleration, no separation, and no ricing.  Cured soap discolors to a beige and the scent is good!  If you wish to color your soap or other bath and body products, we would recommend using red soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you.  Remember not to use candle dye in any of your bath and body products as they are not body safe.

Finally, customers also incorporate this fantastic fragrance into many other products.  Homemade perfumes perform well with this feminine fragrance when a maximum of 5% fragrance oil is used.  Homemade lotions can also be created.  We recommend that you adhere to a 5% fragrance oil maximum.  Homemade cleaners also perform very well with a maximum fragrance usage of 5%.