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Jun
20

Shea Butter Soap Recipes


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Shea Butter Soap RecipesShea Butter Soap Recipes

We have collected all the best soap recipes that use shea butter from Natures Garden to give you a useful recipe list! These shea butter soap Recipes vary from melt and pour to hot process to cold process soap methods so there will be a little bit of something for everyone! Plus, this butter is definitely one you will want to soap with. Shea butter is a popular cosmetic oil as it is very moisturizing and nourishing to the skin. But, it is also great for soap making! Adding this butter to your soap recipes will add a wonderful creamy lather, great conditioning properties, and some hardness to your soap.

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Blackberry Sage Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Blackberry Sage Soap Recipe

First, we have a recipe that uses both melt and pour and cold process soaping methods to create a super cute loaf of soap! The bottom uses cold process soap to create an in the pot swirl with white, green, and purple. The top uses sh melt and pour soap to create the cute topping for each bar.

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Peppermint Cold Process Foot Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Peppermint Cold Process Foot Soap Recipe

If you are looking for a natural and anti-fungal recipe, then this is the perfect product for you! First of all, this cold process soap has nourishing butters and oils, which care for your skin and leave it baby soft. Furthermore, this recipe includes the amazing Tea Tree Oil! This essential oil is antifungal and perfect for getting rid of athlete’s foot or anything other fungal infections on the skin!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Clamshell Kiwi Sugar Cubes RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Clamshell Kiwi Sugar Cubes Recipe

Also, we have a fun shower product recipe that you could create. This recipe uses melt and pour soap as well as sugar to create a naturally exfoliating soap recipe. So, you can remove your dead skin cells as you are cleaning your hands or body. Plus, this recipe uses a clamshell for easy storage and single use! So, you just pop out one of the scrubs and use it till it’s gone!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Graffiti Shea Butter Soap Recipes Graffiti Melt and Pour Soap RecipeMelt and Pour Soap Recipe

Next, you have an option to create some soap that is moisturizing and crazy colorful! We have taken the skin loving shea butter melt and pour soap and created something super fun. The Graffiti Melt and Pour Soap Recipe is a plain white soap bar that gets covered in six different colors. There is no way you could get bored with these bars of soap!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Zebra Print Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Zebra Print Soap Recipe

If you are a fan of zebra print, you are going to love this next soap recipe! This super creative soap making recipe uses Nature’s Garden melt and pour soaps in this super fun recipe. So, all you need to worry about is making cute soaps! Plus, the shea butter soap base is nourishing and skin loving so you don’t have to worry about using a premade soap base. Thus, this recipe is a worry free and cute way to make fun soaps!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Mechanics Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Mechanics Soap Recipe

Next, we have a soap recipe that is perfect for working hands. This recipe is more exfoliating and has some extra cleaning powder from the two clay powders added. Plus, this soap recipe contains ground pumice, which adds to the exfoliating power. Altogether, this creates a perfect soap for working hands that are hard to clean, like mechanics. So, this is the perfect Mechanics Soap Recipe!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Hearts a Flutter Soap Recipe

Also, we have a cute idea for creating handmade soaps! This melt and pour soap recipe is nourishing and easy to use. Plus, the soaps have a pretty design. Not only does this soap have an embed heart, but the topping is super sweet! There are three loving hearts nestled in pretty pink fluff on top of each soap bar. So, this definitely is a soap that both loves your skin and shows you care!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe

If you want a cute recipe that you can create with cold process soap, then check out this soap recipe! This recipe uses great skin care ingredients, like shea butter, that will soften and nourish as you clean your body. Not only is this soap made from scratch, where you can control all the ingredients, but the finished soaps look adorable! This recipe uses five colors to create an uplifting in the pot swirl design in the soaps.

 

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Lavender Luxury Cold Process Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Lavender Luxury Cold Process Soap Recipe

Another great way to use shea butter is in our Lavender Luxury Cold Process Soap Recipe. First of all, this recipe contains lovely oils and butters that will nourish and moisturize your skin! Plus, this soap includes calming herbs, like lavender flowers and rose petals. These herbs have calming aromas that will lower your stress level and leave you with a lovely, natural aroma. Further, the soaps have a pretty purple swirl design.

 

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Energize Cold Process Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Energize Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next, we have a bright, energizing soap cold process soap recipe that is great for the skin. Of, course, this soap includes oils and butters that leave the skin soft and moisturized. Plus, these soaps are gorgeous! This design uses a vivid shade of orange and a bright, happy yellow to swirl into your soaps. This combined with the bright scent of our Grapefruit Lemongrass Energize Fragrance Oil creates a very eye opening bar of soap!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Gentle Avocado Cold Process Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Gentle Avocado Cold Process Soap Recipe

Also, we have the perfect recipe for those with sensitive skin!  The oils and butters in this recipe are gentle and perfect for caring for skin that needs extra care. Plus, this bar is very conditioning and will keep your very moisturized! Additionally, the bars include a soft, soul-soothing aroma due to the Rice Petals Shea Butter Wholesale Fragrance Oil. So, this soft, loving scent is perfect for use on all skin!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Cleopatra Heavy Cream Cold Process Soap Recipe

This next cp soap recipe is an elegant rendition of the typical homemade batch of soap. This soap, like any other Natures Garden soap recipe, contains wonderful butters and oils for your skin that will moisturize and really care. Additionally, this recipe will use the exotic and glorious Queen of the Nile Wholesale Fragrance Oil to scent the bars of soap. Furthermore, the colors of this bar match the tone of this scented oil perfect to create soaps that are perfect!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Shea Butter Cold Process Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Shea Butter Cold Process Soap Recipe

Also, you can try out a more basic cold process soap recipe. This soaping recipe is made up of mostly shea butter and olive oil, so it is a very mild and moisturizing bar of soap. This bar is sure to nourish and soften your skin, as shea butter is well known for providing those properties to a batch of soap. Furthermore, this soap has a fresh, floral, and delicately feminine scent that is simply lovely. So, this is a perfect soap recipe for women!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes World Peace Cold Process Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes World Peace Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next, we have an awesome idea for cold process soap! First of all this recipe of skin loving ingredients is multicolored and swirled! Of course, the fun doesn’t stop with an in the pot swirl! This batch is poured into peace sign mold market molds! Further, the soap uses our Peace Fragrance Oil, which we found smells amazing in cold process soap!  So, this recipe is the perfect one for creating some fun, quality soaps.

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Vanilla Champagne Cold Process Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Vanilla Champagne Cold Process Soap Recipe

Another creative idea for your cp soaping is this wine themed soap! This recipe uses swirled cp soap on the bottom and SLS free melt and pour soap on top to create an adorable loaf of soap! Each bar will have a little wine bottle embedded in the foam topping with some golden soap bubbles. Plus, the recipe is scented with Vanilla Champagne Fragrance Oil, which perfectly fits this soap bar!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Shampoo Bar Cold Process Soap Recipe

Further, you can create your very own shampoo. Not only is handmade soap great for your skin, but your hair and scalp can benefit, too! The butters and oils in this recipe can be helpful to prevent dandruff and promote healthy growth as you are washing your hair. Plus, this recipe doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals, so this bar of shampoo soap won’t dry out your scalp or harm your hair.

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Sweet Orange Chili Pepper Cold Process Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Sweet Orange Chili Pepper Cold Process Soap Recipe 

Next, check out another of our fun cold process soap recipes! First, the quality of this bar is wonderful! Shea butter and coconut oil are the most used in this batch, so you know this is going to be good soap! Also, the colors of this soap match the aroma very well! Both are fiery with a blend of chilies and zesty citrus notes. So. this cp soap is quality, beautiful, and has a sassy scent. 

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Sweet Wheatgrass Cold Process Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Sweet Wheatgrass Cold Process Soap Recipe

This batch of soap is perfect for maintaining the skin and reducing certain skin problems. Since this recipe contains Wheatgrass Powder, the soap has additional minerals and vitamins that help care for the skin. So, this soap is better suited to care for skin with acne, athlete’s foot, eczema, chapped lips, wounds, or psoriasis. This is all in addition to the lovely butters and oils this bar contains. So, this leaf shaped soap is a great recipe to create!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Mango Cold Process Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Mango Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next, take a look at a soap making recipe that has a rich lather and tons of moisturizing power! This bar of soap is simple in appearance but is an extraordinary bar of soap. Its ingredients are softening, skin loving, and moisturizing! Plus, this soap batch uses the delicious mango sorbet aroma! So, this is a batch of soap that is definitely worth creating.

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Hippies & Hemp Cold Process Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Hippies and Hemp Cold Process Soap Recipe

Additionally, the Natures Garden Hippies and Hemp Cold Process Soap Recipe. This soap recipe is perfect for any of the hippies out there. Plus, this soap looks like tie dye! What could be more fun? Also, this soaping recipe uses our Cannabis Flower Fragrance Oil, which has some very green notes if you know what we mean. So, this recipe makes some pretty groovy soaps.

 

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Column Swirl Cold Process Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Column Swirl Cold Process Soap Recipe

Another good soap recipe that uses shea butter is the Column Swirl Cold Process Soap Recipe. Of course, this recipe is moisturizing and will take care of your skin. Not only will this recipe care for your skin, the scent is lovely and fresh! Also, the design for this soap is a pretty column swirl.

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Royal Honey Bee Cold Process Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Royal Honey Bee Cold Process Soap Recipe

Also, you can try out another great soap recipe that includes shea butter. This recipe is moisturizing and softening due to the butter and oils added. Plus, this recipe uses real Bee Pollen Powder. This herb has been known to be great for treating acne and is a great anti inflammatory. So, this recipe has some extra skin healing power!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Pineapple Paprika Cold Process Soap Recipe

Not only is this recipe scented with our Pineapple Paprika Fragrance Oil, but this soap uses real Paprika Ground! This herb adds to the authenticity of the scent and is used as a natural colorant. This is in addition to the lovely oils and butter that this recipe includes to care for the skin. So, this idea is a lovely spice soap recipe.

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Total Hot Man CP Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Total Hot Man CP Soap Recipe

Also, we have formulated one of the hottest masculine soap recipes using our Total Hot Man Fragrance Oil. Not only does this recipe use one of our masculine fragrance oils, but this recipe creates very manly soaps! Plus, the soap has both activated charcoal, which will provide a deeper clean, and Hawaiian Black Salt, which will exfoliate. So, this recipe is perfect for men looking for a great bar of soap.

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Manly Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Manly Soap Recipe

If you are looking for a manly soap recipe that is quicker to create, then you may be interested in this hot process soap recipe. This recipe has all the same skin benefits as cold process soap with none of the curing time. So, this is one of those masculine soap recipes that could come in handy if you are pressed for time.

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Game On HP Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Game On HP Soap Recipe

Another men’s handmade soap recipe you can create with this masculine soap scent is our Game On HP Soap Recipe. Just like the previous soap making idea, this recipe uses the hot process method. Both take the same amount of time and both use the same masculine scent.

 

 

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Hot Process Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Hot Process Soap Recipe

If you are looking for a unisex, hot process soap, then you may enjoy this soaping recipe! This recipe uses a clean soap scent that is perfect for this recipe! Plus, our Hot Process Soap Recipe uses oils and butters that are skin loving and wonderful, just like a cp soap. But, this recipe reduces the cure time! This means that you can use your soaps much sooner.

Shea Butter Soap Recipes MP Embed CP Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes MP Embed CP Soap Recipe

Next, you can create a fun soap recipe with both melt and pour and cp soap. These soaps will are super cute and very fun! Not only is the cp soap scented with the scrumptious Bubble Luscious Fragrance Oil, but this recipe has a bright pink bubblegum color! Plus, the loaf has embed melt and pour soap swirl that adds to the super cute appearance. You will not find a cuter soap recipe!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Cold Fashioned Lemonade Soap Recipe

Also, you can create a different kind of fun soap recipe. This is another soap recipe that combines cp soap and melt and pour soap to create something great! Further, this idea was inspired by hot summer days and ice cold glasses of old fashioned lemonade. This recipe uses nourishing butters and oils, like shea butter, along with a sweet scented fragrance oil.

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Awapuhi Seaberry Cold Process Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Awapuhi Seaberry Cold Process Soap Recipe

Another fun idea for cold process soap making is our Awapuhi Seaberry Cold Process Soap Recipe. This soap scent is tropical, floral, fresh, and perfect for soap. Also, these soaps are perfect for skin care and are pretty, too! This soap uses different shades of cool colors to create a calming appearance.

Shea Butter Soap Recipes 7 Up Bundt Cake Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes 7 Up Bundt Cake Soap Recipe

Also, we have some fun ideas for melt and pour soap making! This recipe was inspired by a delicious 7 Up Cake and it sure does look and smell just like one! Plus, the soap even has the appearance off glaze on top! There is nothing that could make this soap recipe more scrumptious or more perfect!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process Soap Recipe

Check out a soap recipe that is super cute and smells great! This recipe has a creamy white base with thick, blue drizzled into the mix. Plus, the soap is scented with our yummy Blueberry Cheesecake Fragrance Oil. This means that this cp soap will look and smell just like a creamy blueberry cheesecake!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Beer Cold Process Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Beer Cold Process Soap Recipe

Since cp soap gives you full control over the ingredients, you can really add any body safe scents!  This means that our beer cp soap recipe can use real beer! Not only is this an authentic beer soap, but it has oils and butters that are perfectly moisturizing.  So, this soap has absolutely everything that a beer lover could need in soap!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Easter Bunny Soaps RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Easter Bunny Soaps Recipe

This bunny cupcake is a perfect Easter bunny soap! Not only is this a super cute cupcake that is moisturizing for the skin. Plus, the whipped soap base makes a cute, fluffy bunny! Also, this little cupcake soap is scented with our Easter Bunny Burps Fragrance, so this is perfect to add to your list of DIY Easter crafts.

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Carrot Cold Process Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Carrot Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next, we have a fantastic carrot soap recipe! The soap has moisturizing oils and butters with the benefit of real carrots. Since this is our own recipe for carrot soap, it makes sense that we would have one of our carrot soap ingredients be real Carrot Baby Food! Plus, carrots have been known to have powerful moisturizing and anti aging properties!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Shaving Soap for Sensitive Skin RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Shaving Soap for Sensitive Skin Recipe

If you are looking for a handmade bar of shaving soap, then check out our luscious, creamy recipe! This shaving soap is natural, simple, and very effective! Also, since this is shea butter melt and pour soap it will be very moisturizing and it won’t take long until you can use your bars!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Caramel Custard Cold Process Soap Recipe

Also, you can create our Caramel Custard Cold Process Soap Recipe. This recipe, of course, uses our Caramel Custard Fragrance Oil.  Plus, this recipe includes evaporated milk, which is perfect for skin care. Milk has been known to be moisturizing, soothing, and repairing for the skin! Plus, this recipe contains the kinds of butters that are typically in a moisturizing bar of cp soap.

 

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Fish Kiss Melt and Pour Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Fish Kiss Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Next, we have the fun Fish Kiss Melt and Pour Soap Recipe. We all know that homemade soap is great for moisturizing the skin and that cosmetic herbs have many beneficial properties. However, what if you could make a soap that was cute and creative that was great for your skin, too!

 

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Herbal Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Herbal Soap Recipe

Soap made from scratch always has been a great solution for those with sensitive skin. The combination of the natural, moisturizing ingredients with the lack of harsh chemicals creates the perfect soap! Our herbal soap recipe is great for not only this reason, but it contains real chamomile flowers. This cosmetic herb is both relaxing and cares for your skin. So, you can unwind in the shower as you soften your skin.

 

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Soap Frosting RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Soap Frosting Recipe

Finally, we have the well loved whipped soap frosting! Soap frosting is a fun way to add more creativity to your soap recipes! You can create soap cupcakes, add fluff to top a loaf, and so much more! Plus, this recipe will leave you skin just as soft as any other homemade soap! If you include the shea butter melt and pour soap, your skin is sure to be fully moisturized after using just the frosting!

May
25

Beard Soap Recipe


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Beard Soap RecipeBeard Soap Recipe

We at Natures Garden combined the benefits of various oils to create the perfect Beard Soap Recipe! Not only will this clean your scruff, but the oils that are included were specifically chosen to enhance your beard and promote healthy growth. These oils work from the root of each follicle all the way to the tip to create the healthiest facial hair possible. Plus, this recipe soothes the skin beneath your facial hair if it is irritated from dryness or ingrown hairs. Overall, this recipe will take your beard game to a new level of awesome.

Beard Soap Recipe Ingredients Available from Natures Garden

Silicon Soap Mold – 4 Loaf Molds
Lye
Coconut Oil 76
Jojoba Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Olive Oil Pomace
Castor Oil
Lanolin USP Liquid Oil
Sesame Seed Oil
Cocoa Butter Golden Natural
Shea Butter
Gurjun Balsam Essential Oil
Safety Gloves for Soap Making – 1 Pair
Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
Cutter for Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety Mask for Soap Making – 2 count

Beard Soap Recipe Other Ingredients & Equipment Needed

Crockpot
Silicone Mixing Spoon
Two Large Mixing Spoon
Stick Blender
Scale
Distilled Water

Beard Soap Recipe  Total Weights for All Ingredients

182 grams of the Lye (Sodium Hydroxide)
517 grams of the Distilled Water
340 grams of the Coconut Oil 76
68 grams of the Jojoba Oil
163 grams of the Sweet Almond Oil
68 grams of the Olive Oil Pomace
68 grams of the Castor Oil
41 grams of the Lanolin
68 grams of the Sesame Seed Oil
272 grams of the Cocoa Butter Golden Natural
272 grams of the Shea Butter
100 grams of the Gurjan Balsam Essential Oil

Beard Soap Recipe Get Familiar with the Soap Making Process

If this is your first time creating soap with lye, then you may want to read over a few of our classes for beginner soap makers. First, this Soap Making Safety class shares some basics, such as safe soapmaking practices, clean up, and the curing process. Additionally, the Soap Making Terminology class briefly shares soaper lingo and abbreviations that you may come across.

Finally, the classes of Making Your Own Soap Recipe  and Soap Making- Finding the Perfect Recipe explain the steps to creating a perfect bar of soap and creating your very own soap recipe. Further, the Soaping Oil Properties class goes over the impact different oils have on a bar of soap. On another note, you could create this beard soap recipe using a cold process method.  You would use the same ingredients, just a different process.  If you have never made cold process soap before, check out our Cold Process Soap Class 101.

 Beard Soap Recipe Soaping From Scratch Safety Reminders

First, you should always wear the appropriate protection when making soap from scratch. Lye that has not fully become soap can react with skin and cause damage. Plus, you will want to avoid breathing in the fumes created as you make your lye water So, you will want to wear a face mask to protect your lungs and keep you aware. Also, it is in your best interest to wear protective clothing, eye protection, and gloves.

You also want to make sure all of your materials needed are prepared prior to starting. Make sure that anything you use to create soap is never used for cooking or in other body products. Meaning, your crockpot should remain as your soaping crockpot. Simply find or buy a cheap device that you won’t miss in the kitchen.

Finally, never ever add the water to your lye. Adding water to the lye could be very dangerous, creating a volcanic effect! Instead, remember that you should slowly add your lye to your water slowly. Stirring the water slowly as well.

Beard Soap Recipe Explaining the Beneficial Properties of the Ingredients Used

If you are curious as to why we’ve used some of these oils in this soap, then check out the following explanation of our reasons for choosing these specific ingredients. First of all, coconut oil is wonderful for facial hair as it will condition hair all the way down to the roots, which softens and will make your beard appear healthier. Plus, you won’t have to deal with an oily residue feeling, since this oil isn’t as greasy as many others. Additionally, this recipe uses Jojoba Oil, which is very similar to oils in the skin, which makes Jojoba Oil a great facial moisturizer! Plus, we included another great oil that can get all the way down to the pores, olive oil pomace. This oil not only helps repair follicles, but leaves a nice shine.

Next, shea butter is wonderful for repairing hair damage, moisturizing, and promoting healthy growth. Also, we included sweet almond oil to help with any ingrown facial hairs and reducing hair loss. Plus, castor oil was added as it contains vitamin E, minerals, antibacterial properties, and anti-fungal properties. Plus, it can help reduce split ends and lead to a thicker beard, due to its conditioning strength. Further, cocoa butter is perfect for healthy facial hair as it strengthens the hair and add volume. Then, we used Lanolin to care for the skin beneath your beard  to protect against dry skin and burns. Additionally, the Gurjan Balsam Essential Oil is very beneficial for eliminating and preventing dandruff from your beard by cleansing the scalp of this dry skin. Finally, we added sesame seed oil to act as a natural sunscreen as well as prevent premature graying of hair and help darken your hair.

Beard Soap Recipe Weighing and Melting Your Soaping OilsBeard Soap Recipe Weighing and Melting Your Soaping Oils

First, you are going to prepare all of the beneficial soaping oils and butters for this hot process soaping recipe. So, you are going to tare the weight of one of your mixing bowls on the scale. Then, weigh out 272 grams of the Shea Butter, 272 grams of the Cocoa Butter Golden Natural, 163 grams of the Sweet Almond Oil, 68 grams of the Olive Oil Pomace, 68 grams of the Sesame Seed Oil, 41 grams of the Lanolin, 340 grams of the Coconut Oil 76, 68 grams of the Castor Oil, and 68 grams of the Jojoba Oil into the same bowl.

Now, you are going to melt all of your weighed soaping oils and butters. So, you will turn your crockpot on to a low setting. Then, place all of your oils and butters into this crockpot. You will heat the oils until they are all in a liquid state. You may want to stir these ingredients as they are melting to be sure the oils do not burn. While you are waiting for the oils and butters to melt, you may want to start creating your lye water mixture.

Beard Soap Recipe Creating Your Lye WaterBeard Soap Recipe Creating Your Lye Water

Next, you will be creating the lye water phase for your hot process soap recipe. You will want to do this in a well ventilated area. If you are not in a vented area, then go to one for this step. Also, make sure that you are wearing the necessary skin, safety gear. Then, separately weigh your 517 grams of the Distilled Water and your 182 grams of the Lye in two small bowls.  After, place your lye water in front of your and grab a rubber spatula. Gently stir the water as you slowly add the previously weighed amount of lye. This will create fumes, so make sure you are wearing your safety mask. Also, remember that you should never add water to the lye.

Beard Soap Recipe Mixing Your Oils and Lye SolutionBeard Soap Recipe Mixing Your Oils and Lye Solution

Now, you are going to begin combining the lye water with your melted oils in the crockpot. When combining the lye solution and oils it leads to a chemical reaction that makes soap. As you create this soap, be careful as you take your lye water and add it to your crockpot with the melted oils.

While we would normally worry about the temperatures of the oil and water phases in cold process soap, we are using hot process soap. This means that the ingredients can be combined at different temperatures as they will be heated together in the crockpot anyways. Now, stick blend the mixture as it is in the crockpot until the batter reaches trace. If you aren’t sure, trace is the point in which the soap batch begins to get a bit thicker and an almost pudding-like consistency. Typically, I will take some of the batch up in a spatula and allow it to fall as I move the spatula back and forth across the top. If there is a slight line left on top of your batter, then you are at trace. If not, keep on mixing until you can see the trace!

Beard Soap Recipe Placing the Lid on the CrockpotBeard Soap Recipe Placing the Lid on the Crockpot

After you reach trace, you can place the lid on your crockpot to allow the batch to cook. However, you won’t simply leave the batch entire unattended. But, you will want to stir your batch periodically to allow the batter to be heated evenly. Otherwise, the bottom of your batch may burn. So, not stirring could lead the soap to not form correctly.

Additionally, the time that it will take for your soap to finish could vary. Typically, it should take about an hour to finish cooking, but this depends on each individual crock pot and the exact temperature that is given on the low setting. So, you will need to determine the end point by the appearance of the soap batch as it is cooking. You will need to wait for the batter to look like mashed potatoes and the consistency will feel as thick as mashed potatoes as well. Now, you’ll be ready for the next step.

Beard Soap Recipe Adding the Essential OilBeard Soap Recipe Adding the Essential Oil

Once your soap batter takes on the appearance of mashed potatoes, it will be time to incorporate the scent. Not only does the Gurjan Balsam Essential Oil add a nice, manly scent, but this ingredient provides some benefits to your beard, which were described above. Now, weigh out 100 grams of the Gurjan Balsam Essential Oil. Then, mix this essential oil into the batter well to ensure that it is fully incorporated.

Beard Soap Recipe Placing Your Soap Batter into the MoldsBeard Soap Recipe Placing Your Soap Batter into the Molds

Next, you are going to take the finished soap batter and fill your silicone soap molds. So, retrieve your clean 4 cavity silicone soap mold and place it on the surface of your work space. Then, fill each of the mold cavities with your hot process soap batter to create four individual loaves of Beard Soap.

Also, you will want to try to eliminate any are pockets that could be created as you transfer the soap. So, lift and tap the filled molds on the table top a few times. This will help release any air bubbles that may be trapped under the surface. Then, just let your soap loaves harden and cool in a place where they won’t be moved.

BBeard Soap Recipe Finishing Up the Hot Process Soapseard Soap Recipe Finishing Up the Hot Process Soaps

Finally, you can remove your hardened soaps from their molds. While cold process soaps need to cure for a about a month, this recipe is made using the hot process soaping method. This method will speed up the curing process with heat to make sure that all of the lye has reacted with the oils and butters. Thus, the lye will not be able to cause damage to the skin. Meaning, this awesome beard soap will be ready for immediate use! After, you can cut your soap loaves into usable sized bars of beard soap. Also, the mitre box and cutter will be helpful in cutting your finished soaps. These tools make it easier to cut your loaves and keep the cuts sharp and even. Also, using these will help to cut the loaf into more evenly sized bars. Now, your hot process beard soaps are ready to use, wash, and protect your beard!

As you can tell from this blog, we only included the best oils for your beard! So, clean and care for your beard at the same time with this amazing beard soap!

May
12

Game On Fragrance Oil


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Game On Fragrance OilGame On Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

It has been said that it’s not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game and the Game On Fragrance Oil knows how to bring it. So, rev your engines and stretch those hamstrings because the game is on! This rich, male scent is perfect for any man going for the gold. Whether the goal is a fantastic year or climbing to the tip top of that corporate ladder, this man has his goal in his sights. While this drive will get him exactly where he wants to be in life, he can’t will himself to smell like the driven man on the inside. That’s why there’s the Game On Fragrance Oil, it works for you so you can keep your head in the game.

What Does Game On Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

On your Mark, Get set, Go! This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a woodsy scent blending rich oak with sensual sandalwood and aromatic herbs for the contemporary man on the go.

Top:  Lemon, Orange, Mandarin, Bergamot
Mid:  Coriander, Sage, Rosemary, Pepper
Base:  Sandalwood, Oak, Oak Moss, Musk

How Do Our Customers Use Game On Fragrance Oil?

This fragrance can be used to create a large variety of beautiful and creative projects. Candle makers can successfully use this fragrance at a maximum of 10% in any of their products containing vegetable or paraffin wax. The Game On Fragrance Oil will perform perfectly in a joy wax and wow wax. Also, it is nice and strong in soy wax. However, we do not believe there is gel wax compatibility for this fragrance. If you are unsure how to color candles that incorporate this fragrance, then we recommend using four drops of blue liquid candle dye or a small amount of  shredded blue color block.

Cold process soap crafters will be delighted to know that this fragrance not only has amazing scent retention, but will soap beautifully! Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have shown that this fragrance is a great choice as a soaping component. Although there is slight lavender/tan discoloration, this fragrance will perform perfectly in soap. A bar containing this fragrance shouldn’t have any acceleration, ricing, nor separation due to this masculine scent. Further, this fragrance performs well for both bath and body products as long as they use a recommended 5% or less of this fragrance oil.  We suggest using a desired amount of blue soap dye to obtain the perfect shade of blue in soap or bath and body products.

Since this fragrance can be utilized in a variety of scenting projects, the game is on for room and body scent crafters as well! This fragrance in aroma beads is known to be nice and strong making it a fantastic choice for a room scent.  Any incense and potpourri can contain up to 50% for this manly fragrance. Not only is this fragrance perfect for room scents, but perfumes and lotions that utilize this scent up to 5% are perfect as well. Additionally, cleaners can be created with this fragrance at a maximum of 5% included.

Are you trying to decide how to incorporate this manly fragrance oil into your next craft project?  Why not try one of our free hot process soap recipes using Game On Fragrance Oil!  We just happen to use this scent in both our Manly Soap Recipe and our Game On HP Soap Recipe!
Game On Fragrance OilGame On Fragrance Oil HP Soap Recipe

May
05

Our First Stick Blender


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our first stick blender

 

This blog is dedicated in remembrance of our first official soap making utensil, Mr. Smooth Operator.

3 years ago, we started to dabble into the wonderful world of soap making. As we learned all about this art, researching the steps, ingredients, and supplies; we welcomed a new soaping utensil into our lives. It was lovingly named: Mr. Smooth Operator. He was our first stick blender.

Today, with tears in our eyes; we lay Mr. Smooth Operator to rest.

Mr. Smooth Operator was an extremely hard worker, who took on each soaping endeavor with vigor and vitality. He was there for us through thick and thin batch, and never blinked an eye when it came to having to put forth extra effort; asking for nothing in return.

Looking back, there were times when we took Mr. Smooth Operator for granted; especially early on when we were new to the soaping game. But, he never held that against us. He was a happy, go getting fellow, who lived a life of sacrifice. He would take on the task of hard labor and getting dirty; all in order for us to be clean with our soap.

He was the best stick blender.

Strongly rooted in a family that strives on performance, the Cuisinart Smart Stick Immersion Blender series should be proud. Not only did Mr. Smooth Operator fulfill his calling as a stick blender, but he willingly exceeded expectations every day. And boy, were there some days that he put in the overtime.

Through all of these amazing qualities, Mr. Smooth Operator quickly became a part of our soaping family. He has set the standard of quality work (and easy clean up), leaving behind an awful big pair of shoes for the next stick blender to fill.

Mr. Smooth Operator will truly be missed by everyone on the creative team at Natures Garden.

We hope that in his passing, he is out there somewhere blending huge batters of joy and happiness. Achieving immersions, young and fresh as the day he was first opened and used.

Mar
19

Hot Process Soap


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hot process soap Hello everyone!

I just finished my second round of training in…..wait for it…..HOT PROCESS SOAP MAKING….(insert scream)….dunt, dunt, duuunnnn!!!

Yep, that was my initial thought as the word Lye came into the conversation.  However, going through the checklist and noting that safety glasses, gloves, and a mask are extremely necessary for any recipe containing this soaping ingredient, I felt safer.  Although, the well written instructions helped as well.

This hot process soap recipe is pretty lengthy and I almost felt like I was engaged in a major project.  So I decided to take each step slowly and precisely.

After reviewing the process, something I thought was interesting was that I would be using a crockpot to slowly cook the ingredients.  Now, I will certainly never look at my crockpot the same way again!  Please remember that you CAN NOT use this or any other household item you use for these types of recipes (containing Lye) for everyday cooking.  They MUST be kept separate!

Now, another key factor for soaping is that all of the measurements must be exact in order for your recipe to work properly.  Hot process is similar to cold process but you are “cooking” your ingredients in the crockpot.  This heat speeds up the “saponification” process.  Yea that IS a big word!  What does it mean?  It means “the process of the chemical reaction that the lye solution and the oils/fats/butters go through when making soap.”  Another interesting thing I learned during my adventure was a little thing called a soap calculator.  Yea, it’s a calculator used to determine if all of the ingredients you want to use are going to work together and figures out how much of everything you will need.  This is a definite must in the world of soap making.

I knew I was gonna like this recipe when I was told to watch for when my creation looked like mashed potatoes and when it does…it’s done!  I mean, who doesn’t like mashed potatoes?  Keep in mind you must be patient when making this type of soap because the process is slow going.  The stirring and cooking and watching is the longest part, aside from the setting up of the soap.  This soap doesn’t look as pretty as some of the other recipes while in the molds, but the results are ones you will be happy with.  If you don’t make your own soap, but you buy other peoples; I hope after reading this, you look at it a bit differently.  Just knowing what all is involved in the homemade soap making process, gives you a whole new understanding.

However, I hope you all try this recipe if you have never made soap before.  

Please Note: With the exemption of the lye and water, all other soaping ingredients can be purchased at Natures Garden.  Also, if this is the first time you are attempting the process of making soap (like me), please review these classes to familiarize yourself with the processes.

Soap Making Safety
Making Your Own Soap Recipe
Soap Making Terminology
Finding the Perfect Recipe
Soaping Oils Properties

Here are the steps that I took to make my very first batch of Hot Process Soap.  I also included pictures to show you the process.  In the end, I ended up with (4) beautiful 1 pound loaves of soap.

Step 1:  Prior to making this hot process soap recipe, clean and sanitize your work area.  Then, put on your safety gear.  You will want to wear gloves, a face mask, and safety glasses while preparing this recipe.

safety gear for soap making

Step 2:  Now, turn your crockpot on a low heat setting.  Then, place one of your mixing bowls on your scale.  Next, weigh out the 503 grams of Olive Oil, 408 grams of Coconut Oil 76, 109 grams of Castor Oil, and 340 grams of Palm Oil.

hot process soaping ingredients

Step 3:   Once you have all your oils weighed out, place them into the crockpot.  Heat this on low until the palm oil and coconut oil 76 are in a liquid state.  Stir occasionally.

soaping oils in the crockpot
Step 4:  Now, get your two mixing bowls.  In one bowl, weigh out your 188 grams of lye.  In the second bowl, weigh out your 517 grams of water.

weigh out your lye and water
Step 5:  Next, take your lye and water bowls to a well ventilated area.  NEVER add the water to the lye!  Slowly add small amounts of the lye to the water.  Stir in between each addition of the lye to the water.  DO NOT breath in the fumes.  Continue doing this until all of the lye has been mixed into the water.

stirring the lye water

Step 6:  Now, weigh out and add the 50 grams of sodium lactate to the lye water.  Using your spatula, stir this slowly to incorporate.

adding sodium lactate to the recipe

Step 7:  Carefully, add the mixture of the lye water and sodium lactate to the crockpot.  Then, give this a quick stir with your spatula.

adding the lye water to the crockpots

Step 8:  Now, get your stick blender.  Place the stick blender into the crockpot and start to blend.  You will want to do this for about 10 minutes off and on.  Keep your blend periods short.  In between blending, use your spatula to clean the sides of the crockpot.

stick blending the soap batter

Step 9:  Once the batter has been well blended, add 8 grams Teal Fun Soap Colorant.  Now, stick blend to incorporate the color.

adding the colorant to hp soap

Step 10:  As you blend in the color, you will notice the soap batter will resemble pudding.  Now, take your spatula with a little bit of soap batter on it and carefully in a spatter like motion, let the batter fall back into the crockpot.  You are looking for trace.  You will know trace when you can see “lines” of batter from your spatula.  A full trace is reached when the line stays on top of the rest of the soap batter.

soap batter at trace

Step 11:  After trace has been reached in your soap batter, place your lid on your crockpot.

Step 12:  Stirring periodically with your spatula, allow your soap mixture to cook.  You will want to check it every 15 minutes or so.  This is done to ensure that the soap cooks evenly, and does not scorch on the bottom.  As the soap cooks, you will notice along the sides of the crockpot that the soap looks dry.  The soap batter will even take on a waxy look.

soap batter with a waxy look
Step 13:  After about an hour has elapsed, your soap batter will have the consistency of mashed potatoes.  Now, place your mold on a flat surface near your crockpot.  Please Note:  This hour time can vary based on your soaping oils.

the look of hot process soap batter before adding fragrance oil

Step 14:  You will want to move quickly for this step.  If you are using herbs or other additives, you will want to add them now.  If not, add 85 grams Purrs & Paws Fragrance Oil.  Then, stick blend to fully incorporate.

adding fragrance oil to hot process soap

Step 15:  Now, in a scooping manner; begin filling your pound loaf molds individually.

filling your mold with hot process soap

Step 16:  When the mold cavities are all filled, carefully hit the mold against the counter top.  This motion will release any bubbles of air that may be trapped in your soap batter.

filled soap mold with hp
Step 17:  Now, insulate your soap.  Once the soap has been covered, let it cool and harden overnight (for about 12 hours).

insulate your hot process soap
Step 18:  The next day, when your soap has completely cooled and hardened, you can remove it from the mold.  Then, cut the soap into bar size.  Your soap is now ready to use.  Please Note:  If you are seeking a harder bar, allow the soap to cure longer.

finished hot process soap

Overall, making this soap really was a lot of fun and I felt really creative, like a mad scientist….mmmwwaahahaha…(clearing throat)…

Well kids, until my next adventure, have a FABULOUS day!
Cindy

Natures Garden is not responsible for the performance of any of the recipes provided on our website. Testing is your responsibility. If you plan to resell any recipes we provide, it is your responsibility to adhere to all FDA regulations. If there are ingredients listed in a recipe that Natures Garden does not sell, we cannot offer any advice on where to purchase those ingredients.

Jun
08

Passionate about Unique Soap Mixture


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fragrance oilsWhat’s your name & Your Company Name:   Effie Blasini,  Energetically Divine

I love anything that has to do with bath and body products. From the time I could actually use them, there was not anything I did not want to try – I would save my money just to go and buy something. Then as I grew older, I tried making simple things. Perfume and fragrance is my life.  I started off making soap the MP way, then moved into HP. I found that no matter what I did, the HP was not moisturizing enough for me and all though the MP base was doing what I wanted, I couldn’t be as versatile with it. So, one day, I had a great thought – why not mix the two together and see what happens. And that is how my particular soap creation was born. I was able to add the fragrance & dyes to the MP base and then after both were ready to go, I would mix the bases together to create a wonderful soap! My soap has the texture of a HP soap with all the wonderful moisturizing effects of the goats milk MP base. It lathers up real nice, holds fragrance and keeps the skin moisturized after use. I love it!!! It sells out every time. And now everyone knows my secret – I hope everyone tries this at least once to see the difference it makes.

Double Chocolate soap – Goat milk MP base, Macadamia oil & Organic coconut oil HP soap base, Chocolate cupcake, German chocolate cake & Gourmet dark chocolate fragrance oil, Dutch cocoa powder, Cocoa butter & Silky emulsifying wax.

Your Website:  energeticallydivine.wordpress.com

May
28

Soap Cake with NG Fragrance Oil


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fragrance oilsWhat’s your name & Your Company Name:  Maria Sanabria/ Sanabria’s Beauty Store

I started making jewelry and was looking on YouTube and came across a soap making video ,I went home and try it and I was hook , I stated making for me and my family and surprisingly my family was like you need to sell them there are good and that is how my company started.

I make soaps cold process , hot process, glycerin and candles , I used the soy wax, wicks, and fragrances from Natures Garden  my favorite is cashmere type fragrance.  The soap cake is made with Natures Garden’s Euphoria Type Fragrance Oil.

Your Website: www.handcraftedhomemadesoaps.com

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HandcraftedHomeMadeSoaps

Twitter: https://twitter.com/homemadesoap201

Blog: http://www.handcraftedhomemadesoaps.com/blog.html

YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/sanabriasbeautystore?feature=guide

Pinterest Page: http://pinterest.com/mariasanabria/

Apr
29

Art, Soap, Candles, and Fragrances


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fragrance oilsWhat’s your name & Your Company Name:  My name is Johna Gibson Bowman and my company is The Art of Johna Gibson Bowman and Hazel Fern Candles and Soap.

Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?  I always knew that I wanted to make a living as an artist. I have a fine art degree and after I graduated I started making candles and soap to give as gifts to my family and friends. Everything kind of melded together from there. I’ve been doing what I do for many years now, but 2011 is really when things began to take off for me.

What products do you make and sell?  In addition to my paintings, photography, drawings and other art I make 100% soy wax container candles and wax melts and HP & CP soap, incense, perfume and more.

What are your business goals?  To continue doing what I love and to continue growing.

What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  I use some fragrance oils & cosmetic additives. My favorite products are the fragrance oils. I love to visit NG just to sniff all of the wonderful scents in person.

Your Website: www.johnagibsonbowman.com

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/hootsgallery

Twitter: https://twitter.com/johnaleeart

Blog: alandcalledjohnalee.wordpress.com