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Mar
13

Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe


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Peeps Cupcake Soaps RecipePeeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe

Check out an easy way to create some deliciously scented Melt and Pour Soap cupcakes! This Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe is a formulation by Natures Garden that is perfect for spring. Not only do these cupcakes have soft, springtime colors, but they both have little bunny peep soaps on top. We all know that these little bunnies are made just for the Easter Sunday and are a perfect reminder of spring. These cupcake soaps would look super cute next to the sink as a decorative soap this holiday. Not only are they absolutely adorable, but they smell delicious. So, try out a cute melt and pour soap recipe and see how cute they really are!

Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Ingredients From Natures Garden

Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap

Whipped Soap Base

Lemon Fragrance Oil

Vegetable Glycerin

Cupcake Mold Market Mold

Peeps Bunny Silicone Soap Mold

FUN Soap Colorant Neon Pink

FUN Soap Colorant Neon Yellow

8 oz. Clear PET Bullet Bottles

Black Fine Mist Sprayers 24/410

Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Other Equipment and Ingredients

Microwave safe-Mixing Bowls (4)

Stirring Spoons

Knife

Microwave

Scale

Spatula

Decorating Sprinkles

Rubbing Alcohol

Sugar

Hand Mixer

Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Weights and Amounts of Ingredients

521 grams of Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap

215 grams of Whipped Soap Base

35 grams of Lemon Fragrance Oil

21 grams of Vegetable Glycerin

2 grams of FUN Soap Colorant Neon Pink

1 gram of FUN Soap Colorant Neon Yellow

Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Clean and Sanitize

Before you get started on creating your cupcake soaps, make sure that your supplies and workspace is ready to work with. First, make sure your equipment is cleaned to prevent contamination. Second, clear away objects not necessary for the project and wash down your workspace to make sure your soaps don’t get dirty. Once this has been done gather your ingredients and get started.

Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Melting the Oatmeal SoapPeeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Melting the Oatmeal Soap

First, we are going to melt our first portion of your melt and pour soap. Take your scale and one of your mixing bowls. Tare the weight of your bowl and weigh 153 grams of the Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap. Use a microwave to melt the soap in 30-second intervals. Once it is entirely melted we are ready for the next step.

Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Creating the Yellow Soap

Next, we are going to color your melted soap. Take your melted soap and place it on your scale. Tare the weight of the bowl. Weigh out 2 grams of Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant and 7 grams of Lemon Fragrance Oil. Mix these ingredients together until the color is evenly dispersed.

Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Pouring the Yellow SoapPeeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Pouring the Yellow Soap

Now, we are going to create the solid soap bottom of the yellow cupcake. Take your bowl with the yellow soap and pour it into one of the cavities in the cupcake mold. Spray the freshly poured soap with rubbing alcohol, so that the bubbles are removed from the soap. After, pour your remaining yellow soap into a cavity of the peeps silicone soap mold. Remember to spray this soap with alcohol as well.

Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Melting More Oatmeal Soap

Second, you are going to melt more Oatmeal Soap into a new bowl. So, take a clean bowl and tare its weight from your scale. Weigh 153 grams of the Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap into the bowl. Next, use the microwave to melt this second batch of soap. Again, use 30 second increments to avoid boiling.

Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Creating the Soap PinkPeeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Creating the Pink Soap

Now, we are going to color this second batch of soap pink. Take your freshly melted batch of soap and tare its weight from the scale. Weigh 1 gram of Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant and 7 grams of the Lemon Fragrance Oil into the soap. Stir the ingredients thoroughly to achieve an even color and scent.

Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Pouring the Pink SoapPeeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Pouring the Pink Soap

Finally, we are going to use this yellow soap to create the other cupcake bottom. Take the mold with the pink soap still inside. Pour the yellow soap into the remaining cavity of the cupcake mold. Then, spray the top of this soap immediately to release air bubbles. Also, pour the remaining melted soap into another of the Peeps Bunny Silicone Soap Mold cavities. Spray this soap as well.

Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Preparing the Peep BunniesPeeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Preparing the Peep Bunnies

After the soaps in the Peeps Bunny Silicone Soap Mold have completely set up, remove the two peep bunnies from the mold. Spray them both lightly with some rubbing alcohol and sprinkle them with sugar. Make sure that you cover the entire peep well. Now, set these both aside for later use.

Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Preparing Whipped Soap Base

Next, we are going to get the Whipped Soap Base ready to use in a later step. Take a bowl you haven’t used yet and a scale. Tare the weight of your bowl and weigh 215 grams of the Whipped Soap Base into the bowl. Now, use the hand mixer to make this soap nice and fluffy. Once you’re done, set this aside for later use.

Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Preparing Soap for the Topping

Now, you are going to get some of the Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap ready for the cupcake topping. Take a new bowl and your scale. Tare the weight of the bowl and weigh in 215 grams of the Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap. Melt this soap in 30 second increments. Once this is entirely melted, weigh in 21 grams of vegetable glycerin and 21 grams of the Lemon Fragrance Oil. Mix these ingredients well.

Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Combining the Melted and Whipped Soaps

Next, you will mix the Melt and Pour Soap and the Whipped Soap together. Retrieve the bowl of fluffed Whipped Soap Base and pour the melt and pour soap into it. Then, use the hand mixture to blend the soaps together and create a fluffy frosting appearance.

Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Frosting the CupcakesPeeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Frosting the Cupcakes

After the topping is well fluffed you are going to add it to the cupcake bases. First, take the pink and yellow soaps that are still inside their mold. Spray the tops with a bit of rubbing alcohol. Then, use a spoon or spatula to put the whipped topping on the soaps. Try your best to make the frosting look like an actual cupcake! Once the cupcakes have been frosted, place your peep bunny soaps on top. You can either put the same color bunny on the base or switch the colors.

Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Adding the Finishing TouchesPeeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Adding the Finishing Touches

Finally, you will add the decorating sprinkles to finish off your cupcakes. First, sprinkle the tops of your cupcakes with some decorative sprinkles. Second, remove the soaps from the molds once the topping is fully set up. Now, your cupcakes are finally 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.

Feb
09

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe


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Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe

IMG_20170208_100059345-2Natures Garden’s Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe is a layered soap recipe.  This melt and pour soap project incorporates both activated charcoal powder and poppy seeds.  In addition, it has a beautiful sparkle to the top layer.  This was created by incorporating diamond dust mica pigment.  We used our diamond clear melt and pour soap along with Blackened Amethyst Fragrance Oil.  This soap not only looks beautiful, it also provides exfoliation with the addition of poppy seeds.  Finally, activated charcoal was added due to its detoxifying properties.

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Ingredients found at Natures Garden

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Activated Charcoal Powder
Poppy Seeds Whole
Blackened Amethyst Fragrance Oil
Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
Vegetable Glycerin
Small Tray Rectangle Mold – Mold Markets Mold
Cutter for Mitre Box
Natures Garden Apron
1 oz Black PET Bullet Bottles
20/410 Black Fine Mist Sprayers

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Other Supplies You Will Need

Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Measuring Spoon (1/8 teaspoon)
Rubbing Alcohol
Scale
Microwave

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Before You Begin

Prior to starting, we recommend wearing an apron, gloves, and a hair net.  Also, clean and sanitize your work station.  In addition, do the same with your mixing utensils and other supplies you will be using.  You will need to prepare a bottle of rubbing alcohol.  Fill your bullet bottle with rubbing alcohol and place a fine mist sprayer on top.  Make sure you have all of your supplies and equipment out and ready to begin.

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Prepare Your Colorant

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Prepare Your ColorantFirst, we will prepare our colorant.  The colorant will be used in the first layer of melt and pour soap.  For this step you will need a small mixing dish, a mixing spoon, your scale, activated charcoal, diamond dust mica pigment, 1/8 teaspoon measuring spoon, and finally your vegetable glycerin.  Now, make sure your scale is set to weight in grams.  In the small mixing bowl, add 1 gram of activated charcoal, 14 grams of vegetable glycerin, and just 1/8 teaspoon of your diamond dust mica pigment.  Lastly, mix them all together until you have a smooth consistency.

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Preparing the First Layer of Soap

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Preparing the First Layer of SoapOnce again you will need your scale.  Additionally, you will need the diamond clear melt and pour soap base, your Blackened Amethyst Fragrance Oil, a medium sizes bowl, a mixing spoon, your microwave, and the colorant you prepared in the previous step.  First, weigh out 517 grams of the clear soap base.  Next, use the microwave to melt the soap base.  You want to heat the base in 30 seconds bursts until it is melted.  Be careful not to over-heat it.  You only need to get the soap to a liquid state.

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Preparing the First Layer of Soap

 

 

Once your clear base is melted, add 26 grams of Blackened Amethyst Fragrance Oil.  Then, add the activated charcoal soap colorant you prepared.  Finally stir the base to completely mix the fragrance and color throughout the melted soap.

 

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Pouring the First Layer of Soap

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Pouring the First Layer of SoapNext, you will need your bottle of rubbing alcohol, your melted soap base, and your small rectangle tray soap mold.  Now, pour the melted soap into the mold.  You will want to pour slowly, avoiding the edges of the mold.  I always find it easier to pour in the center to avoid splashing the edges of the mold.  This is important because it is a layered mp soap.  If you get the charcoal soap along the edges of the mold, it will show up on the edges of the next layer.  Once the soap is setup, you will be able to see the dark soap on the clear layer.  When you are finished pouring your melted soap, spray it with rubbing alcohol.  Rubbing alcohol will release any air bubbles in the soap.  Finally, allow the soap to setup completely before moving to the next step.

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Preparing and Pouring the Second Layer of Soap

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Preparing and Pouring the Second Layer of Soap

The next layer will be a completely clear layer of soap.  However, we chose to add poppy seeds to this layer.  Not only does it look awesome, it also acts as an exfoliant.  So, for this step you will need your mold containing the soap, poppy seeds, clear melt and pour soap, your scale, microwave, and rubbing alcohol.  First, you will need about 7 grams of poppy seeds.  Then, to soap setup in the mold, spread a thin layer of poppy seeds.  You will want to make sure the poppy seeds are evenly dispersed throughout the mold.

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Preparing and Pouring the Second Layer of Soap

 

Then, weigh out and melt 258 grams of your clear soap base.  Once melted spray you previous, setup layer, with rubbing alcohol.  Your rubbing alcohol not only helps release air bubbles, it will also help the soap adhere to the previous layer.  Once you have sprayed your soap, go ahead and pour the melted clear soap right on top.  Finally, spray the soap with rubbing alcohol to release any air bubbles.  Then, let the mp soap setup completely before moving on.  You will notice some of your poppy seeds will stay in between the layers of the soap, and some will float and disperse throughout your clear layer.

I would also like to point out one final thing.  You will notice we chose not to scent this soap layer.  When working with a clear soap base, some fragrance oils can cloud the base.  We did not want to risk obstructing the visual effect of the poppy seed.  So, we chose to leave it unscented.  However, our final soap still has a nice strong blackened amethyst aroma.

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Cutting the Soap

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Cutting the SoapIn this step you will need your setup soap and a mitre box cutter.  First, flip your mold containing the soap over on a table.  Then, press gently on the bottom of your rectangle soap mold.  Your soap should come out of the mold without any trouble.  Now, notice the lines in your soap?  These lines make cutting the soap a breeze.  Simply use the soap cutter to cut along the lines.  Once your soap is cut, you will have fifteen 2 ounce bars of activated charcoal soap.

We hope that you like this shimmering activated charcoal soap recipe.  For even more fragrance fun check out even more candle, soap, and cosmetic recipes and classes available from Natures Garden Soap Making Supplies at this link.  Also, be sure to tag us on Instagram and Twitter @ngscents showing us what you’ve created!  You can also post picture on our Facebook page!  We just love seeing what our customers have created!

 

Nov
30

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe


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Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap RecipeGoodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe

Are you looking for a super cute and very simple recipe to create melt and pour soaps that smell just as scrumptious as they appear? Then no need to look any further than our Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe! This scrumptious craft has been inspired by a delicious childhood scent found at Natures Garden. Since the goal is making gumdrop soaps, it’s no surprise that this inspirational candy scent is no other than Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Fragrance Oil! This scented oil smells just like a long beloved candy that is both sentimental and perfect for the upcoming holidays. Whether gumdrops are used to decorate a gingerbread house or to line grandma’s candy dish, this candy is a Christmas delight! So, why not add these yummy gumdrop melt and pour soaps to your holiday décor? These are perfect for decorative guest soaps, lovely handmade Christmas gifts, or even adorable party favors! Plus, these small candy hand soaps are perfect duplicates of the real deal and look good enough to eat!  Not only do these adorable little gumdrop candy soaps look absolutely perfect, but this recipe is an easy melt and pour soap creation that anyone could make.

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Natures Garden Ingredients

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Fragrance Oil

Neon Pink Fun Soap Colorant

Neon Green Fun Soap Colorant

FUN Soap Colorant Neon Orange

Ultramarine Violet Fun Soap Colorant

Neon Blue Fun Soap Colorant

8 oz Clear PET Bottle

24/410 Fine Mist Sprayer

Round Silicone Cupcake Molds

 

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Other Ingredients

White Granulated Sugar

A Spray Bottle of Rubbing Alcohol

1 medium sized bowl

4 smaller sized bowls

Gumdrops mold (flexiblemolds.com)

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Melting Your Melt and Pour Soap

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Melting Your Melt and Pour SoapFor the first step you will want to use a medium, microwave safe bowl. Use a scale to weigh out and cut up 413 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. This can be melted in a microwave for a minute or so. Make sure you don’t put in for too long because you don’t want your soap to get too hot. Getting your soap too hot could happen very easily if you leave the soap unattended so be sure to watch as you microwave. We suggest that you take the soap out periodically and mix it to prevent this. While there may be some soap chunks remaining in the bowl, the soap may be hot enough to melt the soap chunks as you mix. If it isn’t hot enough, then stick it back in the microwave for a few more seconds and try again. Note that for the next few steps you will want to move a bit faster because the soap will begin to set up as it cools.

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Scenting Your Melt and Pour Soap

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Scenting Your Melt and Pour SoapFor your second step you will be adding Natures Garden’s Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Fragrance Oil to your already melted soap. Using your gram scale, add 4 grams of the Goodie Goodie Gum Drops Fragrance Oil to your medium sized bowl of melted diamond clear melt and pour soap. Be sure that you do not add more than 4 grams of this fragrance because it has a body safe limit of 1% of the weight for the total recipe. Mix the fragrance oil in quickly and get ready to separate the soap into the small four bowls. If your melt and pour soap begins to set up, you can add it to the microwave for a few seconds. However, it cannot become too hot or the fragrance oil will burn off! So, you will need to be quick and ready to go.

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Separate Your Melt and Pour Soap

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Separate Your Melt and Pour SoapFor the next step you will be taking your medium sized bowl to equally divide the melted soap into four small bowls. Each of your bowls will be used to create one of four different colors from the scrumptious gumdrop soaps. Now, using your scale, weigh out approximately 103 grams of the scented melt and pour soap in each bowl.

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Color Your Melt and Pour Soap

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Color Your Green Soap

Next, we will be adding various Fun Soap Colorants to the bowls. This will create a variety of colored gumdrops! First, you will be creating some great green goodie gumdrop soaps! Take one of your previously weighed small bowls of melt and pour soap. Next, add 4 drops of our neon green fun soap colorant. This will give your soap a bright green candy color. Now, stir until the fun soap colorant has been evenly distributed throughout the melted soap. Pour the green soap into the first row of the gumdrop mold and spray with alcohol. Make sure that any soap that is remaining on top of the mold is wiped away to prevent the other gumdrops from color transfer.

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Color Your Pink Soap

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Color Your Melt and Pour SoapNext, you are going to create your pretty pink gumdrop soaps! Take your next small bowl that has 103 grams of melt and pour soap. Stir in 2 drops of our neon pink fun soap colorant. Also, add 2 drops of our ultramarine violet fun soap colorant. After the dye has been mixed in evenly to create a vibrant pink hue, pour the soap into the second row of the gumdrop mold. Spray your pink soap with alcohol and wipe the excess soap from the top of the mold.

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Color Your Blue Soap

Now, it’s is time for you to create your scrumptious blue gumdrop candy melt and pour soap! Take another small bowl of melted soap. Now, stir in 5 drops of the neon blue fun soap colorant. Also, add 1 drop of the ultramarine violet fun soap colorant. Once the dye has been mixed in well, pour the soap into the third row of the mold and spray this row with alcohol.  Also, wipe any soap poured above the indent.

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Color Your Orange Soap

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Color Your Melt and Pour SoapFinally, you will be making the fantastic orange gumdrop soap! Grab one of the small bowls of melted soap. Stir in 8 drops of neon orange fun soap colorant. Once all of the melt and pour soap is evenly orange, pour the soap into the last row of the gumdrop mold. Spray the final row with alcohol and be sure that the orange melt and pour soap can’t get into another row.

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Unmolding Your Melt and Pour Soaps

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Unmolding Your Melt and Pour SoapsNow it’s time to play the waiting game for a few minutes. Although it doesn’t take too long to set up, you must make sure that the melt and pour soap has completely set up. If you wish to speed up the soap’s cooling process, you have the option to move your filled soap mold to your refrigerator. Just make sure that your soaps are set up just enough on the top to be able to move the mold without creating ripples on the top of your soaps. You can tell whether they’re ready by watching the tops and slowly moving. If it looks too liquid, wait longer. Eventually, the soap will be entirely set up, either on its own or with some help from the fridge, and you will be able to pop the cute little melt and pour candy soaps out of the gumdrop mold.

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Sweetening Your Melt and Pour Soaps

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Sweetening Your Melt and Pour SoapsAs a final step you can use some white, granulated sugar to make your melt and pour soaps look more realistic. This is the step that really makes these little candy soaps look realistic! Adding sugar doesn’t reduce the quality of the soap, as the sugar can wash right off before use. Now, spread a nice layer of your white cane sugar on a plate. Then, spray one of your gumdrops with some rubbing alcohol to get the sugar to stick to the soap better. Now you can lightly roll the sprayed gumdrop soap in the white sugar to get an even coat on the little soap. You can repeat the spraying and rolling steps with the other melt and pour gumdrop soaps.

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Sweetening Your Melt and Pour SoapsFinally, this should leave you with the finished product of sixteen irresistibly cute gumdrop melt and pour soaps! These sweet little soaps are ready to use but, so cute that you may not want to wash them away. Instead, you may decide to use these sweet candy soaps to decorate your home. These little melt and pour goodies would be perfect with the round silicone cupcake molds as your soap dish! On the other hand, you could attempt to trick a friend into trying the candy scented soap, since these soaps are just realistic enough to work. Just don’t let them actually eat them! Regardless of how you intend to use these festive holiday melt and pour soaps, they are guaranteed to add a bit of holiday cheer to your home.

Nov
16

Graffiti Soap Recipe


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Graffiti Soap RecipeGraffiti Soap Recipe

Natures Garden has created our Graffiti Soap Recipe that is fun for both the young and young at heart!  This is the perfect melt and pour soap recipe to do with your kids.  Our graffiti soap uses drizzles and splatters to create a paint inspired recipe sure to delight.  This is a wonderful way for beginner soap makers to decorate their melt and pour soap as well!

 

 

Graffiti Soap Recipe Natures Garden Ingredients

Below, is a list of the ingredients you will find available at Natures Garden.  Most of the ingredients for our melt and pour graffiti soap recipe can be found right on our website.  You can simply click on the links below.


Graffiti Soap Recipe Ingredients

Fun Soap Colorant Ultramarine Violet
Shea Butter Melt and Pour Soap Base

Country Garden Fragrance Oil
FUN Soap Colorant Neon Yellow
FUN Soap Colorant Neon Green
Basic Rectangle Soap Mold
8 oz. Clear PET Bullet Bottle
FUN Soap Colorant Neon Orange
FUN Soap Colorant Neon Blue
White Fine Mist Sprayer 24/410
Natures Garden Apron
FUN Soap Colorant Neon Pink

Graffiti Soap Recipe Other Ingredients Needed

Scale
Microwave
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Rubbing Alcohol
Freezer Paper

Preparing the White Soap Base of the Graffiti Soap Recipe

Graffiti Soap Recipe MP Soap

 

First, we will be creating the white base portion of your soap.  Using your scale, weigh out 865 grams of Natures Garden’s Shea Butter Melt and Pour Base.  Melt your shea butter soap base in the microwave in 30 second intervals.   Heat only until your base is in a fluid state.  Be careful not to overheat your base.

 

Graffiti Soap Recipe Adding Fragrance Oil

 

Once you have melted the shea butter base, add 43 grams of Country Garden Fragrance Oil.  Then, stir well to blend the fragrance oil with the soap base.

 

 

Graffiti Soap Recipe Pouring Melt and Pour Soap

 

Then, pour it into two of the basic rectangle soap mold.  Once you have poured the soap, spray any air bubbles that appear with rubbing alcohol.

 

 

 

Graffiti Soap Recipe White MP Base

 

Finally, allow the melt and pour soap to set up before you remove it from the mold.  Once you have removed the bars from the mold, place them on a piece of freezer paper.

 

 

Preparing the Colored Soap Bases for our Graffiti Soap Recipe

Graffiti Soap Recipe Melt and Pour Soap

 

 

 

 

 

Pink Soap  FUN Soap Colorant Neon Pink- 6 drops
Blue Soap  FUN Soap Colorant Neon Blue- 8 drops
Green Soap  FUN Soap Colorant Neon Green- 3 drops
Yellow Soap  FUN Soap Colorant Neon Yellow- 5 drops
Orange Soap  FUN Soap Colorant Neon Orange- 10 drops
Purple Soap  FUN Soap Colorant Ultramarine Violet- 9 drops

Graffiti Soap Recipe With Country Garden Fragrance Oil

 

Now, you will need six small microwave safe bowls.  Add 95 grams of the shea butter melt and pour soap to each bowl.  Then, melt the soap base, again, in 30 second intervals.  Once melted, add 4 grams of Country Garden Fragrance Oil.

 

 

Graffiti Soap Recipe Yellow Soap Base
For the next portion of the soap, you will want prepare each color one at a time.  We began with the yellow soap.  However, you may begin  with whatever color you would like.  Use the guide above to color your melt and pour soap.

 

 

Graffiti Soap Recipe Yellow Splatter Soap

 

Once melted, you will first want to spray your white bases with rubbing alcohol.  This will allow the drizzled soap to adhere to the white soap.  Then, use as spoon to drizzle or splatter your first color.  Make sure you drizzle the soap on each bar.

 

 

Graffiti Soap Recipe Orange Splatter Soap

 

Now, move to the next color.  You will want to spray the bars of soap again with rubbing alcohol to ensure adhesion.  Drizzle the next color.

 

 

 

Graffiti Soap Recipe Pink Splatter Soap

 

Follow the last couple steps, until you have used each color.  You do not need to use all of each color at once.  We saved some of each color so we could do multiple layers.

 

 

 

Graffiti Soap Recipe Shea Butter MP Soap

 

Continue drizzling and splattering your soap until you are satisfied with your results.  Once you are finished, remove the soap from the freezer paper.

 

Finally, when you are finished, show us your results.  Post your picture on our Facebook page.  We would love to see what you have made!  Alternatively, you can post your pics on our Instagram page by tagging us @ngscents!

Sep
27

Natural Soap Colorants: Katie Makes Soap Part 2


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Natural Soap ColorantsHi, there! It’s me, Katie, again. I’ve already told you about my first attempt at soapmaking. and guess what? I made more soap! Or at least tried to. This time I decided to experiment with natural soap colorants in melt and pour soap. (Different soap processes can affect natural colorants differently, but you’re generally OK with melt and pour- read the pages on the colorants for more information.) I wanted to make a color gradient with natural soap colorants, and I had the following powders: Red Moroccan Clay Powder, Orange Peel Powder, Carrot Powder, Rose Clay Powder, and Lemon Peel Powder. I used red clay, orange peel, and carrot in my first soap, and I got rose clay and lemon peel for a pink lemonade soap idea that I had (didn’t work out, going to try again- that blog will be coming soon!).

So, when you want to disperse a powder evenly in soap for coloring purposes, you want to ‘wet’ it with vegetable glycerin. Soap loves glycerin. I got a two pound slab of Shea Butter Melt and Pour, and first cut it in half because I was using a 1lb loaf mold. Then- lucky me- that slab was divided evenly into 20 squares- five rows of four- and I had five powders- so I separated my melt and pour base into five cups of four squares each. Then I measured out 0.1 oz of each powder into separate lil glass bowls. (One tenth of an ounce is the smallest amount [in ounces] that my scale would register.) I added 0.1 oz of veggie glycerin to each of my fruit and veggie powders, but the lemon peel powder was not mixing well- so I added more! I used 0.2 oz veggie glycerin for my fruit and veggie powders. I had to beat out the lumps of the carrot powder but with the extra veggie glycerin, it ended up being a very thin liquid. The others were more like pastes. I added 0.1 oz of veggie glycerin to my clay powders and that was enough to turn them into a workable texture. Woohoo! Here are my powders lined up:Powders

Out of habit, I had originally thought the lemon peel mixture would be the lightest- yellow, right? But it was actually a light brown. Hmm. Well. My eyes didn’t lie. So I lined the powders up this way since it seemed to be the most aesthetically pleasing- looked like a gradient and that’s what I was going for.

This time, I used the microwave for my melting and wow, that was so much faster and easier than trying to use the stove. I still wasn’t 100% sure on my carrot, orange, and lemon powders being in the correct order for a proper gradient (lemon = yellow, right, brain?) so I put my four squares each of melt and pour (cut up, of course, for easier melting) into three glass containers with spouts and thoroughly stirred in my powder-glycerin mixtures.

Natural Soap Colorants

Lemon was clearly the darkest of the three. It was a close call between carrot and orange, but orange was definitely closer to the color of the lemon powder soap. Well, alright. I had to melt them again because melt and pour isn’t really designed for stopping and taking photos and then I began pouring them into the mold one layer at a time. I poured my carrot layer first and sprayed the top with rubbing alcohol to get rid of air bubbles. I let that sit for.. I’m not sure exactly- about half an hour? It was only 1/5 of a pound so it didn’t take too terribly long to set up. Then I sprayed the top of that layer with rubbing alcohol (it evaporates out- so no worries there) and poured the next layer, sprayed it with rubbing alcohol, and let it set up. I repeated these steps for all five layers.

Natural Soap ColorantsI let the soap sit for a while before I popped it out of the mold to admire it, and then waited even longer before I cut it. I ended up with five ~1″ thick bars. I just cut it on a cutting board with a big knife- nothing fancy, so it’s not exact. And behold these beauties: the dark spots in the middle layers are likely spots where my powder clumped up but the carrot powder also seemed to settle into little specks on the bottom. I like it. It’s super cute. The lemon layer is also the most malleable, the other layers are quite hard and the lemon layer has a small bit of give. This bar smells slightly citrus-y near the lemon and orange layers, but overall, no overwhelming scent – I was more focused on the appearance anyway. It lathers like a dream, though. <3

Natural Soap ColorantsWhat did I learn? Well, the concentration of your powder is very important in determining coloring. That failed soap I mentioned above? I used the same amount of rose clay powder (and veggie glycerin to color an entire pound of it and you can really tell the difference 5x colorant concentration makes. The red clay layer actually looks closer to the solid-colored soap. Interesting. I think if I made another gradient soap, I would pick one colorant and do the different layers in different concentrations. No guess work when it comes to the proper order that way. It’s also been brought to my attention that certain non-clay powders may have the tendency to oxidize and eventually turn brown. I think they worked well in this soap not to mention the added benefits, but I may stick with clay for colorants in the future.

Here’s my first soap side-by-side with my second soap. So cute! Different combinations and different concentrations make different colors. I can’t wait to experiment with this further!

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May
28

Tropical Fish Soap Recipe


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fish-soapTropical Fish Soap Recipe

Soap up the ocean with our Under the Sea Soap Recipe scented with Natures Garden’s Ocean Mist Fragrance Oil. These adorable little fish soap will have you swimming for joy! Who could resist the sweetness of dipping into cool ocean water while small colorful fish play at your feet? We sure couldn’t! These fishy soaps would be perfect for fish lovers, ocean admirers, and beach fanatics alike. We were inspired by the beauty of ocean life and hope you will be too.

 

Here are the ingredients and materials you will need:

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

Basic Rectangle- Mold Market Molds

Ocean Mist Fragrance Oil

Da Bomb Soap Dye- Blue

FUN Soap Colorant- Neon Orange

FUN Soap Colorant- Neon Pink

FUN Soap Colorant- Neon Yellow

8 oz. Clear PET Bullet Bottles

Black Fine Mist Sprayers 24/410

Cutting Board

Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons

Microwave Safe Glass Containers

Large Knife

Rubbing Alcohol (in spray bottle)

Fish Embeds Candle and Soap Mold (www.flexiblemolds.com)

Begin by sanitizing your work area and necessary materials. It is recommended to wear protective clothing during the making of this recipe.

Fish-Soap-4You will first be creating the fish embeds. In a microwave safe bowl, melt 60 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. After the soap is melted add 3 grams of Ocean Mist Fragrance Oil.

Next, separate the melted soap into three bowls, 20 grams in each bowl. Add 3 drops of neon orange soap colorant to one bowl, 1 drop of neon pink colorant to the next, and 1 drop of neon yellow colorant to the final bowl.

Then, pour the soap into the Fish Embed Candle and Soap Mold from www.flexiblemolds.com. Spray the top of these soaps with rubbing alcohol in order to release air bubbles. After, the soap sets up, remove them from the mold, there should be enough to make four fish of each color.

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The next step is to prepare the blue colored soap. Using a microwave safe bowl, melt 390 grams of Nature’s Garden Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. After the soap has melted completely, add 1 drop of Da Bomb Soap Dye, and 19 grams of Ocean Mist scent and mix well.

 

 

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Using the Basic Rectangle Mold Market Mold and fill each cavity about halfway with the blue colored soap.  Again, you will want to spray the soap with rubbing alcohol to release air bubbles.

 

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Add the fish. Take the fish that you prepared previously and place the colored fish face down into the blue soap.

 

 

 

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Spray this layer with rubbing alcohol and fill the cavities with the remainder of the blue soap.
Lastly, after the soap sets up, you can remove the soap from the mold. Now your Tropical Fish Soap is ready for use! Enjoy!

 

 

This Tropical Fish Soap Recipe is a perfect way to bring a small piece of an ocean paradise home to you. We hope you enjoy this recipe and had as much fun with these little fish as we did! For even more fragrance fun visit all of our free craft recipes! Keep watching for even more creative soap and candle making ideas.

May
26

Salt Water Taffy Soap Recipe


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Salt Water Taffy Soap RecipeSalt Water Taffy Soap Recipe

Salt Water Taffy Soap Recipe is sure to take you back to your childhood.  Not only does it have a great candy scent, but it also shows you an adorable way to package soap.  We took these fun soaps to a couple soap gatherings over the past couple months and they were a huge hit!  We had many soap makers ask how exactly we made these.  So by popular request here are the instructions for this unique salt water taffy fragranced soap.

Things you will need:

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

FUN Soap Colorant- Neon Blue

FUN Soap Colorant- Neon Orange

FUN Soap Colorant- Neon Pink

FUN Soap Colorant- Neon Green

Salt Water Taffy Fragrance Oil

Silicone Soap Mold- 4 Loaf Mold

8 oz. Clear PET Bullet Bottle

White Fine Mist Sprayer 24/410

4 Microwave Safe Containers

Scale

Mixing Spoons

Cutting Board

Knife

Rubbing Alcohol

Parchment Paper

Twist Ties

Total Amounts for Blue Soap:

219 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

10 grams Salt Water Taffy Fragrance Oil

3 drops FUN Soap Colorant- Neon Blue

Total Amounts for Orange Soap:

219 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

10 grams Salt Water Taffy Fragrance Oil

4 drops FUN Soap Colorant- Neon Orange

Total Amounts for Pink Soap:

219 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

10 grams Salt Water Taffy Fragrance Oil

2 drops FUN Soap Colorant- Neon Pink

Total Amounts for Green Soap:

219 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

10 grams Salt Water Taffy Fragrance Oil

3 drops FUN Soap Colorant- Neon Green

Salt-Water-Taffy-Soap-Recipe

 

Begin with four heat safe bowls.  Place 219 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap in each bowl.  Use a microwave to melt the soap.  We recommend melting the soap base 30 seconds at a time until it is completely melted.

 

 

Salt-Water-Taffy-Soap-RecipeOnce it is melted, add 10 grams of Natures Garden’s Salt Water Taffy Fragrance Oil to each bowl.  Stir well to fully incorporate the fragrance oil.

In the first bowl, add three drops of the neon blue soap colorant.  To the second bowl, add two drops of the neon pink colorant.  The third bowl will need four drops of the neon orange colorant.  In last bowl, place three drops of the neon green soap colorant.  Stir each bowl well to incorporate the colors.

 

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Once the color is mixed,  pour your soap.  Pour each color into its own cavity of the mold.  Once the soap has setup, you can go ahead and remove the melt and pour soap from the mold.  Cut it into three equal sections.

Lastly, it is time to wrap your soap.  Using scissors, cut strips of parchment paper.  They need to be 6 inches long and 7 inches wide.  Wrap the soap with the parchment paper and use a twist ties to close the sides.  It will look similar to wrapped piece of salt water taffy.

This recipe is not only simple and fun to make, it also gives you an easy, inexpensive, and creative way to package your soap.  It’s the perfect craft to do with your kids as well!  We hope that you  have as much fun making this recipe as we did!  For even more fragrance fun visit all of our free craft recipes!   Keep watching for even more creative soap and candle making ideas.

Mar
12

Herbs in Melt and Pour Soap


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herbs in melt and pour soapHerbs in Melt and Pour Soap

Hello everyone, it’s time for a new creation!! We have created our new Chamomile Clay Soap using dried chamomile flowers & Rhassoul Clay to create a soap that exfoliates your skin while removing toxins! There are many amazing benefits to having herbs in melt and pour soap, especially as they work as an exfoliant for your skin! Chamomile actually helps to make your skin softer, reduce wrinkles and stretch marks, as well as working to heal flaky skin!

 

Ingredients:

Clay Soap Layer: 

120 grams of Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap

6 grams of Watercress and Aloe Fragrance Oil

7 grams of Rhassoul Clay Powder

11 grams of Vegetable Glycerin

Chamomile Flower Layer:

180 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

9 grams of Watercress and Aloe Fragrance Oil

10 grams of Whole Chamomile Flowers

Other Ingredients Needed:

Rectangle Dome Top Mold Market Mold

8 oz. Clear Bullet Bottle

White Fine Mist Sprayer 24/410

Rubbing Alcohol

Pam or other cooking spray

Mixing Bowls

Mixing Spoons

Paper Towels

Scale

Directions:

Start by spraying a paper towel with your cooking spray and then gently rubbing your paper towel into your mold. The cooking spray will help to make the soap easier to release from the mold when it is finished. Next, go ahead and weigh out 180 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap into one bowl, and 120 grams of Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap into another. Then into a third bowl, measure out 7 grams of Rhassoul Clay Powder and 11 grams of Vegetable Glycerin. Mix the clay and glycerin together thoroughly to make a paste.

herbs in melt and pour soap

Take the bowl with the Oatmeal Soap and in the microwave, melt down your soap. When it is fully melted, add your clay and vegetable paste mixture to the melted soap, as well as 6 grams of Watercress and Aloe Fragrance Oil. Make sure to mix it all together thoroughly. Once this is fully mixed together, pour your soap equally into 2 cavities of your mold. (Hint: If you pour into the middle, it will spread out more evenly!) Make sure to spray this layer with rubbing alcohol directly after pouring to defeat any air bubbles! Now let your soap sit, giving it enough time to set up and harden. If you pour the next layer too soon, the separate layers may combine with each other, and you may have brown coming into your clear layer.

herbs in melt and pour soap

Once your first layer has set up, go ahead and melt down your Diamond Clear soap in the microwave. When it is fully melted, add 9 grams of our Watercress and Aloe fragrance. Mix them together thoroughly. Before you pour it however, make sure to once again spray your first layer with rubbing alcohol, this will help each layer to adhere to each other. Then, go ahead and pour your clear layer on top of your brown layer. Once that is poured, you will need to work quickly to add your chamomile. Make sure to get your herbs down into the soap as much as you can, but do it quickly to get them in there before your layer hardens. (We have used 7 grams of chamomile for our soap, but you do not have to! Use as much or as little as you want!) Then leave your soap to sit until it has completely hardened.

herbs in melt and pour soap

herbs in melt and pour soap

Once it has hardened, your Chamomile Clay Soap is ready for you to use! Make sure to carefully remove it from your mold, and enjoy it! Make sure to check out all the rest of our free recipes and classes as well! Keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Mar
10

Melt and Pour Soap Problems


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melt and pour soap problemsMelt and Pour Soap Problems

It’s time to talk about melt and pour soap again! For any new soap makers out there, like me, do you wonder about what some of the problems are? Recently, I have been getting a lot more involved in the soap making process, and even I have had some questions! There are many things that can go wrong, but there are so many ways to easily avoid these problems! For example, did you know that reheating your soap too many times can actually eventually cause the soap to break down?

Have you ever warped a mold? Molds can actually be warped by pouring soap that is too hot. Warping will ruin your mold and you will not be able to use it correctly anymore. When adding fragrance to your soap, first check the recommended usage chart to make sure that it is body safe.  The easiest way to figure out how much to add is by checking the maximum usage rate on our website. For example, our Best Friends scent has a maximum usage rate of 5% for soaps. Now when making your soap, take the weight of soap you’re using overall and multiply it by the 5%, or .05. Now, when mixing in the amount of fragrance, you need to make sure you have mixed it thoroughly. When the scent is not mixed in completely, this can cause your soap to have pockets of pure fragrance or separation. When adding colorant or dye to your soap, always make sure to completely mix them in as well! If not fully mixed, the color will not fully incorporate into your soap, and if using a white base melt and pour soap, you will possibly see streaks of white throughout the color in the finished product. Not fully mixing your color can also cause possible speckles throughout your soap instead of a smooth all-over color.

When making layered melt and pour soaps, the layers need to properly adhere to each other. This can be achieved simply by using rubbing alcohol. After you have poured one layer, make sure to allow it enough time to set up enough that it has cooled down and will not mix into the next layer. To get the layers to adhere, just make sure to spray the first layer with the rubbing alcohol! Make sure to spray each layer with rubbing alcohol right after pouring it as well, so as to get rid of any air bubbles. Once your soap is completely finished, make sure not to remove it from your mold too soon, give it enough time to completely set up and harden! If you remove it too soon, some of the soap may stick in your mold and break apart! Or if you remove it when it is too soft, you can get fingerprints or indents in your soap!

There are many other melt and pour soap problems as well! Once your melt and pour soap is fully set up, make sure to wrap your soap. If a soap is not wrapped, it can absorb any moisture that is in the air, which will cause the soap to sweat. It’s like what happens to a pop can when it sits outside, the condensation builds on the outside, making it sweat! So make sure to wrap your soap right away so that no moisture or air can get to it. Do you know how to properly cut a loaf of soap? To keep your soap from streaking, make sure to turn it on your side and slice it! Do not cut it from the top down! If you have any other questions about melt and pour soap problems, please contact us! And keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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