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Apr
06

Lavender Face Mask Recipe


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Lavender Face Mask RecipeLavender Face Mask Recipe

Today, we will be showing you how to create a lavender face mask recipe.  This mask is perfect for sensitive skin.  We use both kaolin clay and soothing lavender.  Lavender is a wonderful addition to your skin care routine when you need to revitalize and tone your skin.  To read even more about the remarkable lavender benefits in your bath and body products, click here to see our free lavender class.  Kaolin clay was added, in part, to help cleanse your skin.  However, we will look a little bit closer at each of these ingredients below.

Lavender Face Mask Recipe:  Cosmetic Making Supplies Found at Natures Garden

Lavender Flowers Powder
Kaolin Clay Powder
Vitamin E Oil
Vegetable Glycerin
Disposable Pipettes
2 oz White Double Wall Jar
White Dome Lids 58/400
1 oz Clear PET Bottle
White Smooth Disc Lid 20/410

Lavender Face Mask Recipe:  Other Equipment You Will Need

Mixing Bowls (one medium and one small bowl)
Scale
Mixing Spoons
Distilled Water

Lavender Face Mask Recipe:  Total Recipe Amounts

96 grams Lavender Flowers Powder
224 grams Kaolin Clay Powder
24 drops Vitamin E Oil
12 grams Vegetable Glycerin

Lavender Face Mask Recipe:  Weigh Out the Lavender Powder

First, let’s talk a little bit about lavender powder.  Lavender flowers powder has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, healing, and toning properties.  So, it is a perfect addition to a face mask recipe.

Weigh Out the Lavender PowderNow, you will need to weigh out the lavender flowers powder.  So, get your scale out.  You will also need your medium size bowl.  Then, use your scale to weigh out 96 grams of your lavender flowers powder.

Lavender Face Mask Recipe:  Weigh Out the Kaolin Clay Powder

Next, let’s talk about kaolin clay powder. Kaolin clay is also known as China Clay.  It is a white clay that is wonderful for those with sensitive skin.  This type of clay is often used to make mineral makeup.  It is used in cosmetic products like foundation, blush, and even eye shadow.  When used in a bath bomb, it helps to harden them.  In this case, there are two reasons we added it to this recipe.  First, it will help harden the face mask when applied to your face.   In addition, like most cosmetic clays, kaolin clay will help clean your skin and help with removing toxins.

Weigh Out the Kaolin Clay Powder
So, go ahead and weigh out the kaolin.  You will add the clay to the same bowl you have added your lavender to.  To your medium bowl, add 224 grams of your kaolin white clay.  Then, mix the two ingredients together.

Lavender Face Mask Recipe:  Add the Vitamin E Oil

The next ingredient we will be adding is vitamin E.  Vitamin E oil from Natures Garden comes in the purest form, this is called Tocopherol T-50.  It is not tocopherol acetate.  Vitamin E oil is an antioxidant and is fabulous for your skin.

Add the Vitamin E OilNext, to your bowl containing the powdered ingredients, you will be adding your pure Vitamin E oil.  So, use a disposable pipette to add 24 drops of the Vitamin E oil right to the powder.  Then, once again, mix the ingredients together.

Lavender Face Mask Recipe:  Packaging Your Facial Mask

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

Packaging Your Facial Mask:  The Powdered Portion

The Powdered Portion

Now, your powdered portion is complete.  You can begin packaging your powdered portion of the facial mask.  So, use a spoon to fill each of your 2 oz white double wall jars.  You will be able to create approximately 8 jars of facial mask.

Packaging Your Facial Mask:  The Liquid Portion

First, let’s talk about the vegetable glycerin.  Vegetable glycerin is a humectant.  This means it will draw moisture to your skin.  So, we add vegetable glycerin to the facial mask to help leave our skin moisturized.  It is important because, when using a facial mask, you are using ingredients that draw impurities from your skin.  So, adding vegetable glycerin will help to leave your skin feeling moisturized.

The Liquid Portion

Next, we will prepare the vegetable liquid portion of the facial mask.  While yes, water needs to be mixed to a mask, we will not be adding it at this point.  That will come later when it is time to use your mask.  So, we will prepare eight bottles of vegetable glycerin.  To each of your half ounce bottles add 12 grams of vegetable glycerin.  Then, place a white ribbed lid on each bottle.

Lavender Face Mask Recipe:  Using Your Facial Mask

We talked earlier about packaging our mask.  So, in order to use the lavender mask, you will need to mix it.  As we talked about before, by mixing it on an as needed basis, it will prolong the shelf life and make it a very fast project to create.  With that being said, we will now talk about how you can use the mask.  It really is a simple process.  In addition, if you are selling this mask as a product, you can sell the jar and bottle as a set and label it with instructions.

Lavender Face Mask Recipe:  Mixing Your Facial Mask

You will need one of your jars of powder.  Also, you will need one of the bottles of vegetable glycerin.  Finally, you will need your small mixing bowl at this time.

Mixing Your Facial Mask

We will start with the lavender powdered mixture.  First, to your small bowl, add about 1 tablespoon of the powder.

 

 

 

Adding Vegetable Glycerin

Next, you will need your bottle of vegetable glycerin.  Then, add about 1/2 teaspoon of your vegetable glycerin to the powder.

 

 

 

Finally, you will add your distilled water.  Ultimately we added about 2 tablespoons.  Lastly, mix to incorporate all of the ingredients together.

Lavender Face Mask Recipe:  Applying Your Facial Mask

Once you have mixed your ingredients together, simply apply a thin layer of the lavender face mask to your face.  Then, relax and allow the lavender mask to harden.  Finally, once the mask has completely hardened, use warm water to remove the clay mask.

Other Ways to Use Lavender:

Natures Garden also carries a variety of other types of lavender as well.  So, let’s take a look at other ways to use lavender in your products.

Lavender Essential Oils and Lavender Flowers

First, let’s look at lavender essential oils.  We carry a couple of types.  First, of course, is our pure lavender essential oil.  Our lavender 40/42 essential oil can be used in a variety of soap and cosmetic recipes.  In addition to soap, you can use it in anything from powder, to lotion to lip balm to hair conditioners.  The sky is the limit.

Lavandin essential oil is next on our list.  For those wondering, “What is lavandin?”, it is a lavender hybrid.  Lavandin does have an aroma that is similar to a lavender essential oil but is not the exact same scent.  It is still a natural and pure essential oil as well.  It can also be used in a variety of soap and cosmetic products.   On a personal note, I especially love this essential oil mixed with peppermint essential oil.  When mixed 2 parts lavandin to 1 part peppermint essential oil, it smells amazingly fresh and clean!

Finally, our whole lavender flowers not only comes in a powdered version, we also carry dried whole lavender flowers.  These can be used infused in lotions, added to bath bombs, or used to create a lavender bath tea just to name a few.

Lavender Fragrance Oil

First, let’s talk about Natures Garden’s Lavender Flowers Fragrance Oil.  This lavender scent is that of true lavender flowers.

Next, on this list of Natures Garden fragrance oils is Lavender Luxury Fragrance Oil.  This lavender aroma starts with notes of lavender, bergamot, eucalyptus, along with citrus zest.  Then, it is followed by notes of lily and sage.  Finally, it sits on base notes of pine, cool camphor, and clove.

Of course, we couldn’t forget to mention Lavender Martini Fragrance Oil.  This one is unique and extremely popular here at Natures Garden, especially it soap.  I would consider this one a must smell fragrance.  To explain this one, think gin meets lavender with an effervescent pop.

Lavender Mint WOW Fragrance Oil is the perfect combination of both mint and lavender.  This lavender scent brings the two together perfectly.  This fragrance oil really is the balance without one overpowering the other.

Fun Lavender Facts:

Now, let’s talk about lavender itself.  Lavender grows wild in Southern Europe, Australia and the United States.  There are many lavender fields that you can actually visit.  Can you imagine visiting one of these farms and begin engulfed in the aroma of lavender?  To find just a few of these fields, read more on the country living website here.

While Natures Garden sells lavender only for use in soap and cosmetic recipes, it is often used in products like smoothies.  Check out these lavender facts and smoothies from Green Blender.

Another reason to love lavender is for its ability to repel insects like flies, fleas, and mosquitoes.  In addition to the fabulous floral aroma of lavender, they are so easy to grow.  It will make a great addition to your flower garden.  They also attract those adorable little butterflies.  Read more from Natural Living Ideas.

Apr
05

Best Wine Fragrance Oils


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Best Wine Fragrance OilsBest Wine Fragrance Oils

Up until the last 20 years, wine was not very popular. Only in recent years has a “wine-craze” taken over in society. Availability and affordability are the number one reasons why this alcoholic beverage has taken a close second to the sale and production of beer. Nature’s Garden is totally hip to the popularity of “vino”. We have listed below, our best wine fragrance oils.  Some of our fragrances have recipes that incorporate actual wine and of course the fragrance itself to create an amazing bath and body product. How about creating a gift basket of lotion, soap and/or a body scrub all using wine for clients or family members who are wine lovers?  So, go ahead and raise your glass to learning about all our wine-inspired fragrances and their recipes! Cheers!

Did you know? Wine has been around for centuries! Dating back as far as 4100 B.C. the world’s oldest winery was discovered in Armenia. There are basically 5 types of wine; Red, White, Rose, Fruit and Mead (which is a honey wine). These types of wine are based on the grapes that were used to create. Each wine is named after the type of grape that was used to create it.

Best Wine Fragrance Oils: Burgundy Rose

Our first wine fragrance is Burgundy Rose. With this fragrance oil by Natures Garden, romanticism, luxury, and culture combine to produce this luxurious fragrance blend. Sensual burgundy rose with fresh white floral nuances, blend with exquisite burgundy wine, and warmed by precious musk and apple wood. Finally, this rose fragrance can withstand the saponification process without losing its authenticity.

This fragrance did well in our cold process soap testing. There was no ricing, separating or discoloring. There was some accelerating so soaping at room temperature is strongly suggested. The scent held up nice and strong throughout its cure. Burgundy Rose also did well with candles and in bath and body products.

We have a wonderful recipe that uses this romantic fragrance oil. Our Burgundy Rose Bath Milk Soak recipe incorporates powdered goat’s milk. Oat Straw powder with an added touch of rose petals to help boost the floral fragrance. Oat Straw is know for it’s skin rejuvenating and softening properties so it is a perfect addition to this recipe.

Best Wine Fragrances: Cabernet Sauvignon Fragrance OilBest Wine Fragrance Oils: Cabernet Sauvignon Fragrance Oil

Cabernet Sauvignon is a very popular seller here at Nature’s Garden. Our fragrance oil is the essence of a sweet aroma of wild grapes enhanced with hints of strawberries and sweet sugary notes with a light alcoholic background. A wonderful aroma of red sweet Cabernet wine. 

This fragrance oil had a decent test run in cold process soap. There was no ricing or accelerating, however, we did experience separating when we placed the batter in the mold. It did combine back together as it solidified. Due to the fact that this fragrance oil has a high vanillin content. We suggest using our Vanilla White color stabilizer to help prevent this. This fragrance oil did well in other bath and body products and in all our candle wax testing.

Do you know? The wine itself is a bold and assertive full bodied wine, best paired with any type of meat dish, barring the spicy ones. Grilled meats and vegetables, hearty stews and meaty types of fish, such as Ahi Tuna or Swordfish, go well with this wine.

 

Best Wine Fragrances: Christmas Cabernet Fragrance OilBest Wine Fragrance Oils: Christmas Cabernet Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil was designed to capture not just the wine itself, but also the essence of the Christmas season. Cabernet has a classically deep, red color and displays a lovely bouquet of berries and oak. A full-bodied wine with good varietal character and power, it offers rich cherry flavors with excellent balance and a long finish. We have combined this lovely aroma with hints of Christmas time, and created our version of Christmas Cabernet.

Christmas Cabernet did very well in our cold process soap testing. There was no ricing, separating or accelerating. This fragrance oil has a slight vanillin content. It caused our soap to discolor to an olive/tan color. Vanilla White Color Stabilizer would be helpful in preventing discoloring.

We liked this scent so much that we created a beautiful Wine Sugar Scrub recipe that not only has Christmas Cabernet as the star fragrance, but we also used a splash of real wine to help enhance the skin loving qualities of this scrub. This recipe is chock full of moisturizing components such as, cocoa and shea butter, olive oil, grapeseed oil, sweet almond oil and Vitamin E. That’s just the beginning! Your skin will be soft, supple and moisturized, not to mention smelling sweet and yummy!

Do you know? Cabernet is a type of grape that is used in red wine making. The addition of Sauvignon came from an accidental cross-breeding of the wine grapes; Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon was born!

 

Best Wine Fragrances: Merlot Fragrance OilBest Wine Fragrance Oils: Merlot Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden has velvety nuances of plums, apples, red raspberries and strawberries which  combine with a light alcoholic and spicy background.

Merlot did wonderful in our cold process soap testing! A soaper’s dream come true! No ricing, separating, or accelerating and no discoloring! The fragrance stayed strong and true throughout it’s cure.

Best Wine Fragrances: Merlot Fragrance OilThis fragrance oil is perfect in our Wine Cold Process soap recipe! This soap has skin loving oils such as, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Fractionated Coconut Oil and Sunflower Oil. We also incorporated wine in the recipe to be used as part of the water portion! A perfect addition for a true wine inspired soap!

Do you know?  Wine (and grape juice) contain a high content of Resveratrol? Resveratrol is a natural polyphenol found in the skin of red grapes that has excellent antioxidant qualities. When used in cosmetics, this micronutrient can help protect the skin from UV damage, and reduces the occurrence of age spots. Resveratrol also has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal properties, and is used in products that fight acne. This amazing product is used in anti-aging, anti-wrinkle cosmetic products, and provides anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce swelling.

 

Best Wine Fragrances: NG Napa Valley Harvest Fragrance OilBest Wine Fragrance Oils: NG Nappa Valley Harvest Fragrance Oil

NG Nappa Valley oil by Natures Garden is a beautiful duplication of the Yankee candle scent.  This fragrance is reminiscent of the cultural heritage surrounding Napa Valley, and the effervescence of rich, aged wine. The scent is a complex blend of aged wine, lilac, vanilla, violets, and lilies, with a light musky base note. A definite complex fragrance that is very pleasing to the nose!

NG Nappa Valley Harvest is a winner when it came to our cold process soap testing! There was no ricing, separating, or acceleration. It did discolor to a light butter color so you may chose to use our Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help prevent this. This fragrance also did very well in our bath and body product testing and in our candle wax testing!

Do you know? September through November is when the actual Napa Valley Harvest season is. Harvest season is a busy, bustling time with the season’s harvest being brought in and new batches of wine that are being made. Visitors not only get to sample the varieties of the wines that are made, but you can also participate in the picking and the smashing of the grapes!

 

Best Wine Fragrances: Shiraz Fragrance OilBest Wine Fragrance Oils: Shiraz Fragrance Oil

The pronunciation of Shiraz is taken from the original name “Syrah” but for one reason or another, Australians adopted the well known term Shiraz.  The aromas and flavors of Shiraz vary with wine style and region, but are usually blackberry, plums, and pepper in varying degrees dependent on growing conditions.  Natures Garden’s Shiraz fragrance is reminiscent of this prestigious wine.

Shiraz Fragrance Oil did beautifully in our cold process testing. With no accelerating, ricing, seperating or discoloring, it is another soaper’s dream! The scent stayed true and strong througout it’s cure time. Shiraz also did well in all our candle waxes and in bath and body products. With a fragrance oil that does so well, we had to create a recipe with it!

Best Wine Fragrances: Shiraz Fragrance OilOur Wine Lotion recipe is loaded with some amazing skin loving ingredients. Jojoba oil, Cocoa Butter, and Vitamin E to name just a few. Of course we did include our Reservatrol Powder which you know is a wonderful for aging skin!

 

Best Wine Fragrance Oils: Tuscan Wine Fragrance Oil

If you’ve ever dined at an Italian restaurant and drank wine from a flask that was wrapped in straw, you’ve enjoyed Tuscany Chianti wine.  Natures Garden’s Tuscan Wine fragrance is a true luxury fragrance beginning with top notes of black grapes, strawberry, and red wine; followed by middle notes of white flowers and sweet cinnamon; and sits on dry wood notes.

Tuscan Wine did beautifully with cold process soap testing. It had no ricing, separating or accelerating. It did discolor to an olive brown, so Vanillin White Color Stabilizer may be used to help prevent this. The scent retention during and after its cure time was amazing and strong!

Do you know? The straw wrapped wine bottle of Chianti is called a “Fiasco” which in Italian means: bottle or flask.

 

White Zinfandel Wine Fragrance OilBest Wine Fragrance Oils: White Zinfandel Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden has the aroma of fruity dry pink wine with undertones of red raspberries, currents, strawberries and rose petals with a light alcoholic background. Zinfandel is the type of grape that is used to make this incredibly popular wine. The “White” part is actually a method of making the wine itself, hence the name White Zinfandel.

 

White Zinfandel tested positive in cold process soap making. With no acceleration, ricing or separation, it is a good soap to play with! No discoloring either which makes this fragrance oil perfect! The scent retention in all bath and body products, candle waxes and even in soaping stayed very strong and true with no fading!

Best Wine Fragrances: White Zinfandel Fragrance OilNature’s Garden created this fun Wine Gel Wax candle recipe using our popular White Zinfandel. This candle is incredibly easy to make using wine glasses as your container and our red Spectrum candle dye. You will have some fun candles to display for any kind of celebration in no time!

Do you know? Back in 1975, Sutter Home’s White Zinfandel experienced a failure which resulted in the White Zinfandel as we know it today? The original wine had a “stuck fermentation” which is a problem that occurs when the yeast in the wine dies out before consuming all the sugar. This accidental juice was set aside and several weeks later, the winemaker tasted it, preferring the result, which was sweet and pink. It was originally called Cabernet Blanc, but eventually the name White Zinfandel was adopted.

 

Best Wine Fragrance Oils: Muscadine Fragrance Oil

Muscadine is a fragrance oil by Natures Garden that is rich in a  wonderful aroma of fresh grapes, blackberries, and woodsy base notes. Much like the wine itself.

This fragrance oil did well in our cold process soap processing. There was no accelerating, separating, or ricing. Despite the fact that there is zero vanillin in the oil, it will discolor to a dark cream. Vanilla White Color stabilizer will not prevent this from happening. Muscadine also did well in candles and in bath and body products for scent retention.

Muscadine grapes are considered America’s “first grape”. They are commonly grown in the hotter, dryer regions of the States. The resulting wine from muscadine grapes result in a sweet, red wine mostly for the reason that winemakers may add sugar to the wine. This wine is known to have a taste of ripe banana, apple, lime peel plus a scent of rubber cement. Wait! What? Rubber Cement? Well, they do say Muscadine wine is an acquired taste so there you go!

 

Best Wine Fragrances: Cooking With WineCooking With Wine

We all know you can cook with wine. You should always cook with a wine that you would drink is what I have learned. Wine is a versatile ingredient that can deepen the flavor of the most simple dish. If you would like to broaden your horizons in cooking with wine,  enjoy browsing through these recipes that incorporate this popular beverage.

 

So there you have it! We hoped you enjoyed this lesson in wine today.  Not only did you learn some fun facts about our featured wine fragrances, but hopefully you found some creative new recipes and learned a little about our best wine fragrances we have to offer. Whether you are looking for some fresh, new ideas to add to a new line of products or just wanting to make something fun and creative for friends or family, we hope to have inspired you just a little.

Apr
04

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe


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Raspberry Cold Process Soap RecipeRaspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe

Today, we will show you how to make our Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe.  We swirled the cp soap then, topped it with raspberry melt and pour embeds.  This cold process soap making recipe uses Natures Garden’s Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil.  This scent is a breeze to work with in cold process soap.  It gives you so much time to play.  In addition, it smells so strong and wonderful in the cured soap.  If you have not soaped with this scent, I highly recommend it!

Fresh Raspberry Fragrance OilRaspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil

Before we begin, let’s take a closer look at Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden.  We have searched literally 10 years for a nice, strong, true fresh raspberry scent that did not have oily green top notes.  This is an extraordinarily fresh raspberry fragrance oil by Natures Garden.  This raspberry scent performs perfectly in cp soap.  It showed no acceleration, no separation, no ricing, and no discoloration.  In addition, it was super strong after curing and is one of my personal favorite fragrance oils to soap with.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe: Soap Making Supplies Found at Natures Garden

Lye- Sodium Hydroxide
Coconut Oil 76
Avocado Oil
Grapeseed Oil
Cocoa Butter Deodorized
Shea Butter
Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Sunflower Oil
Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant
Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible
Large Square Tray Mold Market Mold
Clear 8 oz PET Bullet Bottle
White Fine Mist Sprayer 24/410
Safety Gloves
Safety Mask
Natures Garden Apron
Thermometer
Safety Glasses

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe: Other Soap Making Supplies You Will Need

Distilled Water
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Cutting Board
Wooden Skewers
Scale
Knife
Rubbing Alcohol (In a bullet bottle with sprayer)
Stick Blender
Raspberries and Blackberries Mold (www.flexiblemolds.com)
Vinegar

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Total Recipe Amounts for Raspberry Embeds:

150 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base
7 grams Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil
2 drops FUN Soap Colorant Ultramarine Violet
2 drop FUN Soap Colorant Neon Pink
3 drops FUN Soap Colorant Tomato Red

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Weigh Out Your Clear Soap Base

Weigh Out Your Clear Soap BaseFirst, we will weigh out and melt 150 grams of Natures Garden’s Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base.  Then, you will need to melt it in the microwave in 30 second increments.  You will want to continue to melt the soap only until it is in a liquid state.  You want to be careful not to over heat the base.  As it is melting, stir the base in between each 30-second burst.

I created one round of berries for this recipe, placing 1-3 berries on each bar.  This recipe created 23 berries which I used on my 9 bars of soap.  If you would like to add more berries on top of your soap, you can create more.  Each additional berry will require about 5 grams of soap.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Color Your MP Soap

Color Your MP Soap
Once you have your soap melted, it is time to add your soap colorant.  You will need to add 2 drops of ultramarine violet FUN Soap Colorant, 2 drops neon pink FUN Soap Colorant, and 3 drops tomato red FUN Soap Colorant.  Finally, stir to fully incorporate the colorant.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Add Your Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil

Next, it is time to add your fragrance oil.  For this recipe, we are using Natures Garden’s Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil.  So, at this time, add 7 grams of your Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Pour Your Soap into the Mold

Pour Your Soap into the MoldFinally, it is time to pour your soap into the mold.  You will need your raspberries/blackberries mold.  Then, pour your soap slowly into each cavity of the mold.  I also suggest using a container with a spout and emphasize slowly, as you can see, I may have overflowed my cavities a bit.  I was trying to take a picture and pour at the same time.  Once you have the soap in the mold, spray the soap with rubbing alcohol if you notice any air bubbles.  Allow them to setup before removing them from the mold.  If you have any overflow like I did, it will just remove very easily by tearing it off.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Lye Solution

Prepare Your Lye SolutionNow, you will prepare your lye solution.  First, weigh our 323 grams of distilled water.  Next, in a separate bowl, weigh out 116 grams of lye.  Then, slowly add the lye to the water.  You never want to add the water to the lye. Stir to completely dissolve the lye.  Set your lye solution aside for the moment and allow it to cool.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Prepare Your Oils

Prepare Your OilsWhile you are waiting for your lye solution to cool, prepare your oils.  In a deep mixing bowl, weigh out 212 grams of Coconut Oil 76, 128 grams of Avocado Oil, 42 grams of Grapeseed Oil, 85 grams of Cocoa Butter, 85 grams of Meadowfoam Seed Oil, 128 grams of Shea Butter, and 170 Sunflower Oil.  Then, melt your oils.  Once your oils are melted, set them aside to cool.  We want to allow both our soaping oils and our lye solution to cool to 100-110 degrees Fahrenheit.  You need their temperatures to be within 10 degrees of each other.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Colorants

Prepare Your ColorantsWhile you are waiting for your temperatures to drops, go ahead and get your colorants prepared.  First, we will prepare our titanium dioxide.  This will be used to create the white portion of the soap.  So, in a small bowl, weigh out 7 grams of titanium dioxide.  Then, mix them with a small amount of your soaping oils that you prepared.  Stir to create a paste like mixture.  This will help the titanium dioxide disperse more easily in your soap batter.  Next, you will need another small bowl.  To this bowl, add 6 grams of the neon pink soap colorant, 3 grams of tomato red colorant, and 7 grams of the violet colorant.  Use a mixing spoon to mix the colorants together.  Set your colorants aside, we will come back to them.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Sodium Lactate

Next, we will also prepare the sodium lactate.  Sodium lactate is added to the soap to help harden it a bit.  So, in a small bowl, weigh out 43 grams of sodium lactate.  Set this aside for now.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Fragrance Oil

Prepare Your Fragrance Oil

Before you begin putting together your soap batter, we have one last thing to prepare.  So, you will need one more small bowl.  In this bowl, we will add our Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil.  To the bowl, add 64 grams of the fragrance oil.  Also, set this bowl aside for later.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Preparing Your Soap Batter

Preparing Your Soap BatterNow, we will begin preparing our soap batter.  First, to your cooled lye solution, add your 43 grams of sodium lactate.  Slowly, stir your lye solution to incorporate the sodium lactate.  Next, add your lye solution to your soaping oils.  Then, use a stick blender to emulsify.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Add Your Fragrance Oil

Add Your Fragrance Oil

At this time, you will want to add your fragrance oil.  So, to your soap batter add the Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil that you weighed out.  Then, use your stick blender to incorporate the scent.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Separate Your Soap Batter

Separate Your Soap Batter
Now, we will begin separating the soap batter.  While we will be creating three colors, we will be separating it into four bowls.  So, to the first bowl, add 300 grams of soap batter.  Next, in the second bowl, you will also need to add 300 grams of soap batter.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe: Color Your Soap Batter

Color Your Soap BatterOne bowl containing 300 grams of soap batter will remain uncolored.  The second bowl that contains 300 grams of soap batter will be white.  So, to this bowl, add the titanium dioxide mixture you prepared.  Then, use your stick blender to incorporate the colorant.  Now, the white batter will need to be separated into two portions.  We will need to separate out about 100 grams of soap.  So, add 100 grams of the white batter to a small bowl.  You will use this portion in a later step to top your soap.  You can set it aside for now.  The remaining white soap will be swirled into the main portion of your soap.  To the larger portion of the soap, add your raspberry colorant that you prepared with the red, pink, and purple FUN Soap Colorants.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Creating the Soap

Finally, it is time to add the soap batter to the mold.  So, with your mold in front of you, you will begin creating your soap.  Pour the soap in vertical strips in the mold.  While most of your strips should be pink, some you will use the white and uncolored soap batter.  Continue this process until you have filled your mold.

Creating the SoapOnce you have filled your mold, you are ready to swirl your soap batter.  You will need your wooden skewer.  Then, place the tip wooden skewer into the soap batter.  Move the skewer in a circular motion to create swirls throughout the soap.  When you are happy with your swirls, remove the skewer from the batter.  Lastly, very gently tap your soap mold on your table top to remove any air bubbles.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Topping Your Soap

Topping Your SoapFinally, we will begin topping the soap.  You will need to wait for your white soap batter to thicken.  You want it to be at a frosting-like consistency.  Then, add it to your decorating bag or Ziploc bag.  Cut your corner.  Place a small dollop of soap in the center of each bar of soap.

 

 

Finally, it is time to use the raspberry mp embeds you prepared earlier.  Place your raspberries directly on top of the white dollop.  You can use 1-3 raspberries for each bar of soap.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Curing Your Soap

Now, allow your soap to setup for about 24-48 hours before removing it from the mold.  Then, cut your soap.  Lastly, allow the raspberry cold process soap to cure before using it or selling it.

We hope that you have enjoyed creating this raspberry cold process soap recipe.  For even more soap making supplies and recipe ideas, check out our recipe box.  Also, don’t forget to find us on Facebook.  In addition, we can be found on both Instagram and Twitter @ngscents.

Apr
03

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day


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15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day 15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day will be here before you know it! What better way to celebrate mom and all the things she does for you than creating something that smells amazing! Bath bombs, lotions, bubble bars or even candles! Nature’s Garden has put together a list of 15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day to help inspire you to treat mom with a gift that she can use and will love!

Did you know? The campaign to create a day dedicated to all mothers started in 1905, when peace activist, Ann Jarvis held a memorial for her mother. Ann wanted to create a day, not only in honor of her mother, but for all mothers stating that mom was “the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world.” In 1914, Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation for Mother’s Day to become an official holiday to be celebrated on the second Sunday in May.

So enjoy browsing through our 15 fragrance oils for Mother’s Day! We hope you find something that you can create for Mom or even to add to your line of products for those that are not so crafty yet still would like something special and unique!

 

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Beautiful Babe Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day: Beautiful Babe Fragrance Oil

Up first is our fragrance oil, Beautiful Babe. This is a lovely fragrance that is a delicate blend of white and red roses, heady jasmine, spicy carnations blended with juicy melon and ripe plums. Any Mom that loves Estee Lauder’s Beautiful perfume, will enjoy Nature’s Garden Beautiful Babe.

When we tested this fragrance oil, Beautiful Babe worked well in all bath and body products. While there was some acceleration, there was no ricing and the scent retention was strong after its cure. There was some discoloration to a slight tan, this can simply be avoided with our Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Beautiful Babe Fragrance OilSolid lotion bars are a new way for you to keep your skin soft and moisturized and not worry about them leaving a mess like you would regular lotion bottles. With absolutely no mess to worry about these guys are a practical, yet thoughtful gift to give especially if you create them with her favorite scent!

 

 

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Che Bella Donna Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day: Che Bella Donna Fragrance Oil

Che Bella Donna is the essence of opulence and femininity, personified through sparkling citrus notes and mingling with romantic floral notes of heady tuberose, lily and sassy carnation.  This fragrance is very similar to Paris by Yves Saint Laurent.

Che Bella Donna tested positively in our cold process soap. There was no acceleration, ricing, separating or discoloring. The scent retention stayed amazing after its cure. It also did very well in all bath and body products! When we tested in all candle waxes we had very strong scent throw, hot and cold.

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Che Bella Donna Fragrance OilEVERYBODY loves bath bombs! They are the all-time rage in the bath and body world. Doesn’t mom deserve a nice, relaxing soak in a hot bath? Create these Pink Salt Bath Bombs scented with Che Bella Donna and made with Himalayan Pink Salt and Bentonite Clay, she can have a detoxifying soak in the tub!

 

 

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Daisy Type Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day: Daisy Type Fragrance Oil

Natures Garden’s Daisy Type Fragrance Oil is very similar to the popular Daisy fragrance created by Marc Jacobs.  Our rendition begins with top notes of tangy lemon and jasmine; followed by middle notes of muguet lily, rose petals, African violet, and daylily;  sitting on base notes of cedarwood, patchouli, and musk. A lovely, light fragrance for mom!

Daisy fragrance oil did awesome in our cold process soap testing!  There was absolutely no ricing, separation, accelerating or discoloring. The scent retention was strong and stayed true after its cure! This fragrance did well in all of our bath and body products that we tested in. Daisy worked well in candle testing too.

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Daisy Type Fragrance OilIf mom likes Daisy Type or even the original by Marc Jacobs, then make her some Whipped Cupcake Soap! This soap is crazy easy to create with our Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour soap base and our Whipped Soap Base! You’ll have a fun gift to give mom on Mother’s Day in no time!

 

 

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day : Glitter Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day: Glitter Fragrance Oil

Glitter fragrance oil is a feminine, yet confident and alluring aroma combining sheer floral notes of iris, jasmine, water lily, orchid, and white rose. It has a clean, fresh fragrance that is perfect for spring or summer.

Glitter is a cold process soaper’s dream! There was no ricing, acceleration, separation or discoloring. The scent retention stayed true throughout its cure. Glitter did well in all bath and body products, too. The scent throw was perfect when tested in all candle waxes.

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day : Glitter Fragrance OilWe all love good smells when we walk into a room. Moms especially! So how about creating her some Shimmer Gel Potpourri that she can use in her oil burner? Simple ingredients of Soy Wax, some Rice Bran Oil and a bit of 24K Gold Mica for the shimmer are all that you need for this recipe. We chose Glitter Fragrance Oil for this, but you can always use mom’s favorite in this creation!

 

 

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Happy & Free Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day: Happy & Free Fragrance Oil

This refreshing,  feminine scent possesses a blend of floral jasmine, lily of the valley, carnation. Compare Natures Garden’s Happy & Free fragrance oil to the popular Happy fragrance by Clinique.

Happy & Free fragrance oil worked beautifully in testing with cold process soap. There was no ricing, separation, acceleration and no discoloring. It also worked perfectly in all bath and body products along with all types of candles waxes as well.

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Happy & Free Fragrance OilI always say, you can never have too many bath bomb recipes. Once you have the basic ingredients of Baking Soda and Citric Acid then the possibilities are endless! Create some of these Mother’s Day Bath Bombs with Calendula Flowers for a sweet touch and mom can have herself a relaxing bath any time she wants.

 

 

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Lavender Luxury Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day: Lavender Luxury Fragrance Oil

If you have a mom that loves lavender, then this is a perfect fragrance for her. Natures Garden’s Lavender Luxury fragrance begins with top notes of Italian bergamot, eucalyptus leaves, citrus zest, and French lavender; followed by middle notes of lily of the valley, and clary sage and sitting on base notes of Nordic pine, cool camphor, and clove buds. This fragrance is very unique and lovely, just like mom!

Lavender Luxury behaved perfectly in cold process soap testing. The scent retention stayed strong and true throughout. There was no acceleration, discoloring, ricing or seizing. It is a perfect fragrance for all bath and body products as well! Scent throw was beautiful in all candle waxes.

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Lavender Luxury Fragrance OilLooking for a nice Mother’s Day cold process soap recipe? This Lavender Luxury Cold Process soap is perfect! This recipe created with shea butter, coconut and olive oil is the perfect skin nourishing soap mom needs! Sprinkle the top with a mixture of lavender flowers and rose petals to add a feminine touch to this lovely lavender scented soap!

 

 

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: NG Viva La Juicee Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day: NG Viva La Juicee Fragrance Oil

NG Viva La Juicee is a Nature’s Garden best seller. This fragrance oil is a  tantalizing mix of wild berry and mandarin wrapped in the floralcy of summer gardenia, pink jasmine and bright honeysuckle enhanced by vanilla praline, soft woods and amber. Young, fresh and vibrant is how I like to think of this. If you or mom like Juicy Couture’s Viva La Juicy than this is a definite must try!

When we tested NG Viva La Juicee in cold process soap it did amazing! No ricing, separation, discoloring or acceleration. The scent retention was strong through the cure and stayed strong long after. This fragrance is perfect for anybody that loves the original. It worked well in all bath and body products and in candles also.

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: NG Viva La Juicee Fragrance OilDo you know any redheads in your life? Is mom a red head? How about making her this homemade hair conditioner for redheads? Made with natural ingredients of Hibiscus Flowers and Rose Hips, these herbs will enhance and brighten anybody’s hair that has tones of red to a full blown red.

 

 

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Pink Sugar Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day: Pink Sugar Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil from Natures Garden is a fruity blend of cotton candy, lemon drops, caramel and raspberry jam on a dry down of musks. Not only is this one of my favorite fragrances, but it is also a best seller! Pink Sugar is a spot on duplication of Aqualina’s Pink Sugar.

Pink Sugar worked awesome in our cold process testing. Not only was there zero ricing and acceleration, there was no separation either. The scent retention stayed strong even long after its cure time! It was perfect for all bath and body products and worked wonderfully in all waxes.

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Pink Sugar Fragrance OilSalt Scrubs are also becoming a popular trend in the bath and body world! Salt is a wonderful exfoliate as well as nourishing source or iron for the body. Give mom this Himalayan Pink Salt Scrub made with Himalayan Pink Salt, Vitamin E and some Sweet Almond Oil to help slough off those dead skin cells so her skin can shine with health and radiance!

 

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Puakenikeni Hawaiian Flower Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day: Puakenikeni Hawaiian Flower Fragrance Oil

Puakenikeni is one of Nature’s Garden most popular fragrances for spring and summer time. Puakenikeni is a Hawaiian flower that is typically used in leis.  This fragrance oil is a delicate, yet exotic heady blend of velvety island florals and lush greens which invoke feelings of intrigue, sensuality and femininity. Very pretty and freshly floral!

Puakenikeni Hawaiian Flower worked perfectly when we tested it in cold process soap. No acceleration, ricing, separating. There was no discoloring either. Puakenikeni Hawaiian Flower is perfect for bath and body products and in candles as well.

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Puakenikeni Hawaiian Flower Fragrance OilIf mom loves candles, consider this Mother’s Day Candle! This recipe is simple and creative to make and she will be surprised by your ingenuity! Since this candle is scented with Puakenikeni, we created a flower to resemble the popular Hawaiian one. We used beeswax for this step and the base of the candle is all Joy Wax. A wonderfully, easy wax to work with!

 

 

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Sunflower Type Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day: Sunflower Type Fragrance Oil

Sunflower Type Fragrance Oil is a duplication of Elizabeth Arden’s Sunflowers. This fragrance is beautifully light and feminine: a hint of fruit with floral undertones. Our customers’ reviews are off the charts with their praise on the how the scent is just like the original and the wonderful way it worked in their cold process soap and candle waxes.

When we tested our Sunflower Type in cold process soap, we found it behaved beautifully! No ricing, acceleration, separating or discoloring.  The scent stayed strong throughout the cure time. Sunflower Type did very well in all bath and body products and in all candle waxes too.

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Sunflower Type Fragrance OilWouldn’t mom love some potted sunflowers? Present her with this Potted Sunflower Soap and she will be doubly impressed! Not only have you given her flowers, but these are flowers she can use! Simple to make with our Goat’s Milk and our SLS Free melt and pour soap bases, scented with Sunflower fragrance oil.  You can whip up a dozen of these flowers to give to all the women in your life!

 

 

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Lavender Apple Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day: Lavender Apple Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil is a lovely fresh scent of lavender, apples, plums, raspberries, followed by crisp green floral tones of lilac, and eucalyptus. Lavender Apple is a duplication of Mrs. Meyer’s Lavender Apple natural cleaning product.

This fragrance oil did wonderfully in our cold process soap testing! With no ricing, separation, accelerating or discoloring it is a perfect fragrance to work with! The fragrance stayed strong through its cure time leaving the air scented with a strong herbal aroma! Lavender Apple also did well in all bath and body products and in candle waxes.

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Lavender Apple Fragrance OilNot only are salt scrubs popular, but sugar scrubs are hot on their tale! Our Lavender Apple Sugar Scrub is perfect for mom! This scrub is made with, of course, sugar, a wonderful exfoliate that is cheap and easy to find! We added other skin nourishing ingredients of mango and cocoa butter, vitamin E and jojoba oil to help moisturize the skin! This sugar scrub also has lavender buds and is naturally colored with beet root powder! How about that?

 

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Tranquil Oasis15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day: Tranquil Oasis

Tranquil Oasis sounds like the perfect get-away for mom. If that kind of gift isn’t in your budget, how about the fragrance oil instead. This scent is fresh and clean with spa-like notes of satsuma, cool citrus and verbena.

This fragrance oil did well when we tested in cold process soap. There was no ricing, separating or discoloring. It did have some acceleration, so we suggest soaping at room temperature to help avoid this possibility. Tranquil Oasis also had a nice, strong scent retention during and after its cure time. This fragrance did very well in bath and body products and in all of our candle waxes that we tested with.

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Tranquil OasisAny time mom can have a quiet, relaxing bath is a gift in itself! However, make her these Tranquility Bath Melts and you can increase her happiness level instantly! These bath melts are made with Shea Butter, beeswax and Sweet Almond Oil! Perfect for moisturizing dried skin! We added Chamomile Flowers that will add a calming scent to the bath and help mom unwind after a hard day!

 

 

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Strike A Pose Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day: Strike A Pose Fragrance Oil

If you have a woman in your life that likes things on the “expensive side” than Strike A Pose is perfect for her. This fragrance oil has deep, rich tones of cinnamon, jasmine, musky patchouli and lily. Strike A Pose is a duplication of Tyler’s High Maintenance.

When we tested this fragrance in cold process soap we found it very easy to work with. No acceleration, separation or ricing. It did discolor to a light tan so plan your colors accordingly. You can also use our Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help control the discoloring.

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Strike A Pose Fragrance OilDad probably is always yelling that mom is using up his shaving cream! Then make up a batch of this Whipped Rose Clay Shaving Soap for mom and tell dad it will all be okay now! This soap is made with our Whipped Soap base, a touch of Shea Butter and Rose Clay Powder which is a natural exfoliate. Mom’s legs will be left soft, smooth and moisturized! In fact, Dad may end up sneaking some for himself!

 

 

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Lemon Lavender Fragrance Oil15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day: Lemon Lavender Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil is a perfect balance of bright citrus tones of lemon and orange with lavender and green to round it out. Lemon Lavender is a beautiful scent for spring and for moms that like a fresh, clean scent without being overly strong in perfume.

Lemon Lavender did wonderfully in our cold process soap testing. Since there was no accelerating, ricing or separating, you definitely have time to play with swirls, colors and designs. The scent retention had staying power throughout its cure. This fragrance also did well in bath and body products and in all of our candle wax testing.

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Lemon Lavender Fragrance OilMom can never have too many options to add to a nice hot bath at the end of long, hard day! These Lemon Lavender Bath Melts are perfect addition to add to a bath and body gift basket! These bath melts have skin loving ingredients like shea, mango, and cocoa butter! Her skin is going to feel soft and smell lovely after a nice long soak!

 

 

sweet scent15 Fragrance Oils for Mother’s Day: Yeah For Yummy Fragrance Oil

Last, but never least is Nature’s Garden Yeah For Yummy. This fragrance oil is a duplication of Lush’s Yummy Yummy Yummy. A definite yummy-licious scent of strawberries, oranges, lemons and raspberries followed by a floral undertone of soft woods.

Yeah For Yummy did amazing in our cold process soap testing. With no accelerating, separating or ricing there is definite room for play with this fragrance. There was no discoloring either! That makes it perfect in my book!

15 Fragrance Oils for Mother's Day: Yeah For Yummy Fragrance OilHere’s a quick and easy Foaming Sugar Scrub that’s perfect for mom! Made with our Whipped Soap Base, sugar and scented with our Yeah for Yummy fragrance oil, you have something mom is going to be asking you to make for her all the time! She will have soft, smooth skin using this scrub every day!

 

 

There you go! 15 Fragrances for Mother’s Day! We hope you enjoyed reading about these fragrances and recipes that are not only our best selling fragrances, but we think Mom would like them too. If you ever feel like showing off your creations that may include these recipes or any recipes that have incorporated Nature’s Garden products give us a shout! Simply click on the Show & Tell page or follow the link, upload a photo and a description of what you made and which products were used. Once we have reviewed it we will post it and show you off to all our customers! You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents) and on Instagram (@ngscents)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mar
30

Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe


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Giraffe Bubble Bar RecipeGiraffe Bubble Bar Recipe

Did you know? The CEO of Nature’s Garden, Deborah Ward and her love for giraffes is the inspiration behind this creative and unique bubble bar? Bubble bars are a fun way to have a nice long soak in a warm tub. Simply, crumble up your bubble bar into some warm water and enjoy the abundance of bubbles that fill your tub! Whether you create this for personal use, friends and family or are just looking for a new addition to your line of bath and body products, we at Nature’s Garden hope you will enjoy creating our newest recipe to join the bubble bar family! Enjoy our Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe!

Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Let’s talk About the Ingredients

Before starting on our recipe, we’ll talk about some of the ingredients we are using. The first ingredient is what gives the bubble bar its bubbles! Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, or SCI.  This gentle surfactant is derived from coconut. It is a foaming and cleansing agent that will leave your skin silky and smooth!

Baking soda is best know for it’s cleaning and deodorizing properties. This gentle alkaline is amazing at leaving the skin soft and smooth, as well as your hair too!

Cream of tartar will give your product a light and fluffy feeling. It acts as a stabilizer and helps the other ingredients adhere to each other.

Corn Starch is the perfect ingredient to help sooth irritated skin and it also leaves your skin soft! The fragrance we chose was our Cucumber Fragrance Oil. This is a popular seller here at Nature’s Garden. True cucumber scent with an undertone of violet.

Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Ingredients Available at Nature’s Garden

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
Sodium Bicarbonate- Baking Soda
Cream of Tartar
Corn Starch
Cucumber Fragrance Oil
Sesame Seed Oil
Vegetable Glycerin
Red Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Orange Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Safety Gloves
Safety Glasses
Natures Garden Apron
Safety Mask

Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Other Ingredients Needed

  • Mixing Bowls (you will need 2)
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Parchment Paper or Silicone Baking Mat
  • Scale
  • Knife
  • Rolling Pin

Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Total Weights and Amounts

  • 410 grams (2 cups) Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
  • 460 grams (2 cups) Sodium Bicarbonate- Baking Soda
  • 224 grams (2/3 cup) Cream of Tartar
  • 72 grams (2/3 cup) Corn Starch
  • 200 grams (2/3 cup) Vegetable Glycerin
  • 24 grams (2 TBSP) Sesame Seed Oil
  • 14 grams Cucumber Fragrance Oil
  • 3 drops Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
  • 6 drops Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
  • 3 drops Orange Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
  • 6 drops Red Oxide Fun Soap Colorant

Note: While we give you both weight and volume measurements, we highly recommend using a scale as the weight measurements will be more precise amounts.

Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Prepping Your Supplies and Work Area

As with any recipe you should always prep your supplies and work area. This helps in creating your craft without stopping to look for your ingredients. First thing is to clean your work space and ensure that you have enough room to work and lay your dough down. Next, give your utensils and scale a quick clean with some soap and water. Lastly, have all your ingredients ready for measuring and withing easy reach! For sanitary reasons go ahead and put your rubber safety gloves on.  Just a few preventative steps will help things move along smoothly!

 

Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Weighing and Combining the Dry IngredientsGiraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Weighing and Combining the Dry Ingredients

Our first step will be measuring and combining our dry ingredients. You will need a large mixing bowl and your scale. Set your scale to grams.  Next, weigh out 410 grams of Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, 460 grams of Sodium Bicarbonate- Baking Soda, 224 grams of Cream of Tartar, and 72 grams of Corn Starch. Give these ingredients a nice mixing with your hands, breaking up any clumps as you go.

 

Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Weighing and Combining the Wet IngredientsGiraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Weighing and Combining the Wet Ingredients

Next comes the wet stuff! You will need another mixing bowl ( or you can simply add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredient bowl) and your gram scale. Now weigh out 200 grams of Vegetable Glycerin, 24 grams of Sesame Seed Oil and 14 grams of Cucumber Fragrance Oil.

 

Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Mixing Everything Together

Let’s add the wet and dry ingredients together! If you have mixed your wet ingredients separately go ahead and dump them in with your dry. If you add your wet straight to the dry you can start mixing with your hands making sure that you are breaking up any lumps as you go. Mix until you have the right consistency (you should have a nice, smooth workable dough). If your dough is to crumbly after mixing together, you can add a bit more vegetable glycerin. Be careful to not add too much or the bubble bar will not set up properly.

 

Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Separating the Bubble Bar Dough

The third step in our recipe will be separating the bubble bar dough. For this you will need your 2 mixing bowls. You will divide the dough into 2 equal portions. Each portion will be a different color. We have included a color chart to help you achieve the correct color for the spots and the “skin” of the giraffe.

Bowl 1:

  • Brown Oxide- 6 drops
  • Orange Oxide- 3 drops
  •  Black Oxide- 6 drops
  •  Red Oxide- 6 drops

Bowl 2:

  • Yellow Oxide- 3 drops

 

Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Making the Brown Colored PortionGiraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Making the Brown Colored Portion

Now that your dough is separated, let’s start adding color.  We will work on the spots and inner color of the bubble bar. To the first bowl, add your 6 drops of Brown Oxide, 3 drops of Orange Oxide, 6 drops of Black Oxide and 6 drops of Red Oxide FUN Soap Colorant. With your gloved hands mix the colorant into your dough until you have achieved an orange brown color.  Roll the dough into a ball and set it aside, for now.

 

Giraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Making the Yellow Colored PortionGiraffe Bubble Bar Recipe: Making the Yellow Colored Portion

Next, let’s create the “skin” color of the giraffe. For this you will add 3 drops of Yellow Oxide FUN Soap colorant to your second bowl of dough. With clean gloved hands mix this colorant into your dough until you have a nice, pale yellow color. 

 

Giraffe Bubble Bar: Getting Ready to Roll the Layers

Now that our dough is separated and colored, we are ready to start rolling the layers. For this step you will use your silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Dust whichever you have chosen to use with some baking soda. This will help keep the dough from sticking when it is time to roll the dough. You should also dust your rolling pin with some baking soda to help prevent sticking.

 

Giraffe Bubble Bar: Rolling out the First LayerGiraffe Bubble Bar: Rolling out the First Layer

Our first layer will be the yellow layer. Go ahead and take your yellow dough ball and lay it in the center of the surface of your mat or paper. Now roll your ball into a flat, rectangular shape.  You will want this layer about 1/4 inch in thickness.

 

Giraffe Bubble Bar: Laying Down the Second LayerGiraffe Bubble Bar: Laying Down the Second Layer

Next up is our Orange brown layer. Before you start rolling, however, you need to pull of about 30 grams of the dough and set this aside. This portion will be for the spots. Place the remaining dough in the center of the yellow rectangle dough and start rolling this layer out. You may add some baking soda to your rolling pin before you start to prevent sticking. Roll this layer out to the size or as close to the size of the yellow layer and at 1/4 inch thick. Once you have finished, you will be all set to move onto rolling the bubble bar dough into a loaf.

 

Giraffe Bubble Bar: Rolling Up The Bubble Bar

Now that your layers are rolled out, you are ready to roll them into a loaf. Turn your silicone mat or parchment paper so that the mat or paper is vertical. Lift up on the edge of the paper or mat that is closest to your body. Begin to carefully roll the dough in the same way you would a pumpkin roll. Slowly roll the dough evenly as you go, watching to make sure everything stays lined up.

 

Giraffe Bubble Bar: Adding the spotsGiraffe Bubble Bar: Adding the spots

Now that your dough is in its rolled up completely, we will begin using the orange brown colored dough we set aside to create our “spots”. Giraffe spots are not perfect in size and shape. This is the look you will want to go for. Pull off irregular size pieces of the reserved dough and add it to the yellow portion of your bubble bar. (Having trouble getting a good pattern in your head? Try Googling “giraffe” and find a pattern you can follow!)  Once your loaf is completely covered you will be ready to slice it up into individual bars.

 

Giraffe Bubble Bar: Slicing your Finished ProductGiraffe Bubble Bar: Slicing your Finished Product

Let’s cut this loaf into slices! This recipe will make about 8 slices, depending on how thick you choose to slice your loaf. Using a sharp knife, slice the bubble bar into 1-2 inch slices. Once your loaf is completely sliced, lay the portions out on a flat surface to set up. Our bubble bars took approximately 48-72 hours to set up completely. This may take longer, depending on the climate of your  environment.

Your Giraffe Bubble Bar is ready to use! When it’s bath time, simply crumble a slice of bar under warm, running bath water and enjoy the bubbles that will froth up into your tub and have a nice, long soak! You will emerge from your bath smelling sweet, fresh and feeling soft and clean!

 

Did You Know?Did You Know?

Have you ever looked at the beauty of a giraffe? I mean, really watched them when you visit a zoo?  They are amazing creatures! Majestic in their movements, they roam the open grasslands in small groups. A giraffe’s height is both an advantage and a disadvantage. While towering at a height ranging from 14 to 18 feet tall they have the ability to spot predators. Their height helps them eat from the leaves of trees since the disadvantage in their height is bending down. It is incredibly difficult for them and it leaves them in a vulnerable state to be attacked.  Luckily, giraffes only need to drink once every several days since most of their water intake is from the leaves they consume. They can also run a steady 35 miles an hour over short distances and comfortably at 10 miles per hour over longer distances. 

Giraffes are truly beautiful animals and their eyelashes! They are to die for! Another fun giraffe fact is that a group of giraffes are called a tower! Kind of fitting, right? Towers usually consist of females and babies, however genders will vary and they can come and go as they please.

Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees

Giraffes Can’t Dance! Maybe they can! Follow the link to listen and watch this adorable read-along. Take a 15 minute break to listen to a fun story written by Giles Andreae and illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees, about inspiration and perseverance! Gerald, the giraffe loves to dance, but he is a little shy about showing off his moves at the jungle dance! With a good friend to inspire Gerald to strut his stuff, you have a sweet tale that shows you that we all are unique in how we dance, it’s all about feeling the music and following your own vibe no matter what!

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Mar
29

Our Favorite Soap Making Recipes


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Our Favorite Soap Making RecipesOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes

Today, we will talk about our favorite soap making recipes.  Here at Natures Garden, we love soap making.  Whether we are making melt and pour soap or cold process soap, it is one of our favorite things to do.  So, we thought we would share our top ten cold process soap recipes and our top ten melt and pour soap recipes.  Perhaps you are looking for a new product to add to your soap line or a craft maker looking for a new project idea.  Well, below, you will find the Natures Garden staff’s favorite handcrafted soap making recipes.

Our Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Melt and Pour Soap

First, we will talk about our favorite melt and pour soap.  Natures Garden carries a variety of natural soap bases that can be used.  In fact, in the recipes below, you really can use any of the Natures Garden soap bases.  Melt and pour soap making is the easiest soap making process.  It is perfect for beginners, but for those that have been making soap for years can find more advanced soap making recipes as well.  While you can use many techniques when creating melt and pour that can get more complicated, it can simply be melted in the microwave and added to a mold.  This makes melt and pour soap making the easiest way to start your soap making journey.

Coconut Lime Verbana Soap Bowl RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Coconut Lime Verbana Soap Bowl Recipe

Our first handmade soap making recipe is the Coconut Lime Verbana Soap Bowl Recipe.  This is the perfect soap for those summer months.  It is also made completely of melt and pour soap from the outer brown soap bowl to the straw and little guests soaps found inside.  In addition, with summer right around the corner, Natures Garden’s Coconut Lime Verbana Fragrance Oil is PERFECT!

Chocolate Orchid Melt and Pour Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Chocolate Orchid Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Next, the Chocolate Orchid Melt and Pour Soap Recipe.  This soap making recipe is another favorite here at Natures Garden.  Scented with Chocolate Orchid Fragrance Oil and Topped with whipped soap base, this is now only a beautiful soap, it smells amazing as well.  With shades of purple as well as brown, this melt and pour soap recipe is perfect for the upcoming spring and summer months.

Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

The next melt and pour soap on our list of our favorite soap making recipes is the Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap.  This soap uses the mango melt and pour soap base along with clear soap base to create a layered melt and pour soap.  In addition, we embedded a loofah to help exfoliate your skin.  We also love the crisp tropical aroma of Grapefruit Mango Fragrance Oil.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes:  Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap Recipe

Now, let’s talk about the Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap Recipe.  Let me tell you, this is my absolute favorite recipe on the Natures Garden website.  This was one that I had wanted to make for quite some time and it looked even better when it was finished than I ever imagined.  I wouldn’t recommend this melt and pour soap recipe for beginners, it will take some practice, but is well worth the effort.  Vegetable glycerin was added to the melt and pour soap to give it flexibility, allowing it to be rolled.  In addition, we added Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil to give the soap its amazing scent!  We filled the rolled mp soap with the whipped soap base.  So, be prepared to move, it can setup quickly.  But, as you can see, the results are FABULOUS!

Chamomile Clay Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes:  Chamomile Clay Soap Recipe

The Chamomile Clay Soap Recipe is a wonderful combination of soothing clay and whole herbal chamomile flowers.  This layered soap contains a top layer of clay soap with an exfoliating bottom layer embedded with chamomile.  Finally, we scented this melt and pour soap recipe with Watercress and Aloe Fragrance Oil.  This recipe is perfect for both beginners and advanced soap makers alike.

Activated Charcoal Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe

Now, let’s look at Natures Garden’s Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe.  This recipe will also show you how to layer soap.  The bottom clear layer is embedded with poppy seeds for exfoliation.  Then, the top layer contains the power ingredient of activated charcoal.  Activated charcoal is wonderful for drawing toxin.  However, we kicked the soap up a notch by adding mica.  The diamond dust mica to give the soap a galaxy swirl.  Lastly, it is scented with the magnificent Blackened Amethyst Fragrance Oil.

Floating Ducky Melt and Pour Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Floating Ducky Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

This next recipe is perfect for the bath time.  Your kids or client’s kids will love the Floating Ducky Melt and Pour Soap Recipe.  So, what makes this soap float?  The blue whipped soap base the rubber ducky soap sits on.  So, it will actually float while the kids bathe.  The kids will love their bath again when this melt and pour soap is placed in the tub!  In addition, we scented the soap with Baby Clean Fragrance Oil.

Mechanics Melt and Pour Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Mechanics Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

The Mechanics Melt and Pour Soap Recipe is any easy way to create a swirled soap making recipe.  We are able to create swirls with the addition of clay and powders.  This melt and pour soap is scented with Fresh Squeezed Orange Fragrance Oil.

Metallic Kiss Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Metallic Kiss Soap Recipe

This next Natures Garden Recipe is a cool soap making recipe with a shimmering effect.  You can use the clear soap base along with some silver or gold mica to create a fun metal like finish.  We scented the Metallic Kiss Soap Recipe with Love Juice Fragrance Oil.  Why is this one of our favorite soap making recipes?  Well, because, who doesn’t like a little shiny bling?  It is fun and simple to create.  With this technique, you can turn any of our FUN Soap Colorant into a metallic colorant.  In fact, I personally have added mica to many of my FUN Soap Colorant, adding a little bit of extra vegetable glycerin to have ready ahead of time.

Peeps Bunny Cupcake SoapOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes:  Peeps Bunny Cupcake Soap Recipe

Finally, in our favorite melt and pour soap recipes, our Peeps Bunny Cupcake Soap.  This fun soap is perfect for Easter, but who doesn’t love bunnies?  It really can be used year round.  The cupcake base uses melt and pour soap along with the whipped soap base.  This adorable cupcake soap is then topped with a bunny created with the Peeps bunny mold.  In addition, the bunny is coated with sugar to give your soap exfoliating properties.  We scented these handcrafted soap cupcakes with strong and true Lemon Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden Soap Making Supplies.

Our Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Cold Process Soap Recipes

At this time, we will talk about our favorite cold process soap making recipes.  Cold process soap, for those just learning, is created completely from scratch.  It is a fun process giving you the ability to create swirls and use many other fun techniques.  Below, we will show you our ten favorite cold process soap recipes.

World Peace Cold Process Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes:  World Peace Cold Process Soap Recipe

The first cp soap tutorial in our top ten is our World Peace Cold Process Soap Recipe.  This soap making recipe uses many of the FUN Soap Colorants to create vibrantly colored swirls.  In addition, we used a peace sign mold along with Natures Garden Peace Fragrance Oil.

Wine Cold Process Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes:  Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next, our Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe uses real wine.  It creates a wonderful soap with many skin loving oils and butters.  It is made with coconut oil, sunflower oil, and many others.  Not only does this fragrance use actual wine, it is also scented with Natures Garden’s Merlot Wine Fragrance Oil.

Shampoo Bar Cold Process Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes:  Shampoo Bar Cold Process Soap Recipe

Now, we will look at the Shampoo Bar Cold Process Soap Recipe.  This recipe is used for your hair, similarly to a regular shampoo.  The only difference is that the shampoo is in a solid form.  It uses oils and butters that will treat your hair and leave it feeling amazing.

Beer Cold Process Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes:  Beer Cold Process Soap Recipe

Our Beer Cold Process Soap Recipe is another favorite.  This recipe is not only a favorite among staff member, but it’s also a customer favorite. First, it is scented with Natures Garden Stud Fragrance Oil.  In addition, it uses actual beer instead of a portion of water.

Royal Honey Bee Cold Process Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Royal Honey Bee Cold Process Soap Recipe

Our fourth recipe on our list of our favorite cold process soap making recipe is the Royal Honey Bee Cold Process Soap Recipe.  This recipe incorporates real honey into the soap.  This free tutorial will walk you through creating your own honey soap.  This cp soap making recipe also uses Natures Garden’s Nectarine and Honey Fragrance Oil.  We also used bee pollen powder in this soap recipe.

Cold Process Shaving Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes:  Cold Process Shaving Soap Recipe

This Cold Process Shaving Soap Recipe is perfect to use when shaving.  We added clay to this soap recipe that will help soothe and protect your skin.  This soap contains skin loving oils like lanolin and castor oil.  In addition, they are placed in our sleek low profile jars that allow your products to stand out.  Finally, this shaving soap is scented with Black Ops Fragrance Oil, a very popular masculine scent from Natures Garden Soap Making Supplies.

Caramel Custard Cold Process SoapOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Caramel Custard Cold Process Soap

Next, on our list of our favorite soap making recipes is our Caramel Custard Cold Process Soap.  This uses Natures Garden’s Caramel Custard Fragrance Oil.  However, there is something very unique about this soap making recipe.  We used evaporated milk when creating this soap.  Let me tell you, it felt amazing on my skin.

Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process SoapOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap

This next soap making recipe is a true indulgence for your skin.  Our Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap is one of my personal favorite recipe.  Not only does it look delicious, it also contains organic cocoa powder and Natures Garden’s Hot Fudge Brownies Fragrance Oil.

Lavender Cold Process SoapOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes:  Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe

Now, let’s talk about our Lavender Cold Process Soap.  This cp soap recipe uses one of Natures Garden’s most popular cold process soap scents, Lavender Martini Fragrance Oil.  This fragrance oil puts a twist on the always popular lavender aroma.  Not only does it smell amazing, it performs extremely well in cp soap.  In addition to the scent, this soap is topped with real dried lavender.

Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes:  Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap

Finally, we have the Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap.  This cp soap recipe uses actual pumpkin puree in the recipe.  It is scented with the Pumpkin Apple Butter Fragrance Oil.  This soap not only looks amazing, it smells amazing and feels fabulous on your skin.  This soap is topped with a dollop of white soap to give it a pumpkin pie look.  So, not only does it leave your skin feeling great, it also looks great.  Just imagine how impressed your guest or customers would be to find pumpkin soap in the bathroom during Thanksgiving.

For even more fragrance fun craft ideas, be sure to check out our recipe box.  Here, you will find not only more soap making recipes, but also candle and cosmetic recipes.  For those that are just starting out you can also find free printable classes in our recipe box.  Don’t forget to follow us on our Facebook page.  You can find us on Twitter and Instagram @ngscents.

Mar
22

Yogurt Soap Recipes


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Yogurt Soap Recipes

Nature’s Garden has created some yogurt soap recipes that will give your skin the ability to shine with glowing results. Enjoy these fun recipes that we have created! These recipes use our wonderful yogurt melt and pour soap base which will give you a wide array of amazing soap to create!  We hope you enjoy this list of soaps that hopefully will inspire you to create! First, let’s talk about why yogurt is such an amazing melt and pour soap base.

Yogurt Soap Recipes: Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap BaseYogurt Soap Recipes: Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap Base

Let’s talk about the type of soap we will be using! If your are new to the world of soaping follow this link to the page on our website that will give you the full rundown how to use all of our melt and pour soap bases. The following recipes will be using our Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap Base. If you are new to the soapmaking world, melt and pour is an awesome way to get started. This soap will let you, the soap maker, focus on the aesthetic that will make your soap your own!  It allows you to familiarize yourself with techniques of handmade soapmaking using colorants, fragrances, and soap molds. This soap base is very versatile! It can be melted and remelted without losing any of its quality! This can be very helpful if you are trying to create a fancy soap that has multiple steps!

 

Yogurt Soap Recipes: Soap Frosting

Let’s set the scene! There is a plain loaf of soap sitting on your table looking kind of sad. It’s plain looking on top! It needs something! How about a fluffy mound of “whipped cream”? An easy and quick way to do this is our Soap Frosting made with whipped soap base and yogurt melt and pour soap! This versatile recipe can be scented with your fragrance oil of choice or even colored with a FUN soap colorant. Since it’s frosting though, we chose Buttercream Fragrance Oil. A yummy blend of buttercream and vanilla! Now your soaps have a beautiful topping that looks like you could dip your finger in and take a lick!

 

Yogurt Soap Recipes: Rainbow Zebra Print Soap RecipeYogurt Soap Recipes: Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe

Our first recipe is a fun creation for those that like to get creative! We used yogurt melt and pour soap and some FUN soap colorants in Teal, Yelp Yellow, Neon Pink and Neon Blue! To create the fun Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe you will all you do is a simple trick of tilting your mold from one side to the other and allowing the layer you have poured to set up almost completely. You will definitely get a soap pattern that has a look of intricate layering. Only you will know the trick! We scented this soap with our best selling scent,  Amazingly Grace fragrance oil! This soap is scented with a light citrus tone sweetened with rose, violet, jasmine. 

So, what do you think?  Are zebras white with black stripes or black with white stripes? Actually they are black with white stripes! Their stripes are camouflage from predators. Zebras are hard to distinguish if they are in large groups. The stripes act as a natural sunscreen to protect their skin from the African heat and sun.

Yogurt Soap Recipes: Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap RecipeYogurt Soap Recipes: Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe

This next recipe is a wonderfully feminine creation! Our Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap uses a combination of Yogurt melt and pour, plus our whipped soap base to help give the soap a fluffy, white topping! You are going to create 4 differently colored soap bases. Each soap base will have a beneficial clay added to it. The clays we chose to use are Rose Clay, French Green Clay, Kaolin and a personal favorite of mine: Vanilla Powder which is the yummiest smelling powder! These natural cosmetic clays will help exfoliate and nourish the skin along with removing impurities from your skin pores. The fragrance oil was our fragrance of the month in February, Moonlight Tuberose! This fragrance oil is a delicate blend of rose and greenery. Sprinkle some whole Jasmine flowers on top to give your soap an extra lovely touch!

Did you know? The tuberose is a night blooming flower native to Mexico. Louis XIV of France loved the tuberose. He had hundreds of them planted in the gardens at Versailles. The scent was overpowering! Gardeners grew the tuberoses in clay pots where they were planted directly into the ground. To keep the perfume-y air consistent, new plants were placed in among old plants on a daily basis.

Yogurt Soap Recipes: Leprechaun Hat Soap RecipeYogurt Soap Recipes: Leprechaun Hat Soap Recipe

Here’s an adorable soap to enhance your spring time or St. Patrick’s Day line of soaps! This recipe uses our Diamond Clear and Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap Bases, 3 FUN Soap colorants and a little ingenuity! Our Leprechaun Hat Soap Recipe will be a wonder to look at and people will be impressed by your talents! The fragrance we chose is our Apple Happy Camper fragrance oil. This oil smells just like a green apple Jolly Rancher. Bright, tart and sweet!

Did you know? Leprechauns were thought to be dressed in red and not green? Poets and writers stated in their musings that the rascally leprechauns where seen wearing a variation of “red dress”.

Yogurt Soap Recipes: Banana Pudding Soap RecipeYogurt Soap Recipes: Banana Pudding Soap Recipe

Here is an ingenious soap that looks like you could eat it! Banana Pudding Soap is completely made using Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap base.  Our graphic artist, Afshan created this recipe.  She created the banana slices and vanilla wafers using molds from Flexiblemolds.com. These molds are wonderful to work with and can be used multiple times. She scented this fun and unique soap with our Old Fashioned Banana Pudding fragrance oil. It smells of true banana pudding! Vanilla wafers, bananas and meringue topping! The whipped topping for this particular recipe did not use the Soap Frosting recipe. We chose to whip up some imagine base with the yogurt soap base with a touch of vegetable glycerin to give the batter some flexibility.

Did you know? Banana Pudding is actually a dessert that developed in the south, around the early 1900s?

Yogurt Soap Recipes: Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcake Soap RecipeYogurt Soap Recipes: Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcake Soap Recipe

Who is in the mood for a Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcake? Well, probably everybody! How about if it’s made out of soap? Yes! Definitely! Not into making dessert soaps? Please feel free to make the real thing! You will want one after you get a whiff of this soap! Using Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap for the cupcake and the “cream cheese” topping is just part of the creation. We used our yummy Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcake fragrance oil that smells of chocolate cake, vanilla, buttercream and coconut! We even grated a small bit of unscented soap base to help give it that “coconut” touch!

Did you know? Around 1873, William A. Lawrence, a Chester, New York dairyman, was the first to mass-produce cream cheese. In 1872, he purchased a Neufchâtel (neufchatel is actually a french cheese that is soft, slightly crumbly mold-ripened cheese) factory and shortly thereafter, by adding cream to the process, was able to create a richer cheese that he called “cream cheese”.

 

Yogurt Soap Recipes: Fun Swirl Soap RecipeYogurt Soap Recipes: Fun Swirl Soap Recipe

Our next recipe is a fun way to get creative and it’s easy to do! Fun Swirl Soap loaf is made entirely of yogurt melt and pour soap. What makes this soap fun is after you have made your soap curls, you can make big soap curls or small soap curls. You can add as many soap curls to your soap as you like! Our fragrance oil of choice for this recipe is Flower Child; a very earthy scent of patchouli and sandalwood! This soap would make a good companion to our Hippies & Hemp Cold Process soap!

Did you know? The term “flower child originated in San Francisco in the summer of 1967. “Flower Child” originated as a synonym for “hippie”. It was the custom of “flower children” to wear and distribute flowers or floral-themed decorations to symbolize ideas of universal belonging, peace, and love.

 

Yogurt Soap Recipes: Perfectly Pampered Shaving SoapYogurt Soap Recipes: Perfectly Pampered Shaving Soap

Shaving cream is expensive! What if you made your own shaving soap? Our Perfectly Pampered Shaving Soap is very easy to do when you use our yogurt melt and pour soap! With this recipe, you can make 3 heart shape bars in no time! This recipe incorporates rose clay powder; a gentle exfoliate that will help reduce skin irritation and sloughs away dead skin cells. Our fragrance of choice was our Cannabis Rose Type fragrance oil. 

Did you know? The oldest written record of cannabis usage is the Greek historian Herodotus’s reference to the central Eurasian Scythians taking cannabis steam baths. They would take the plants, throw them onto hot stones, where it would immediately smoke!

Yogurt Soap Recipes: Layered Melt and Pour Soap RecipeYogurt Soap Recipes: Layered Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

This Layered Melt and Pour Soap Recipe is a good, easy recipe to help you get started on more fancy-looking soaps. We used our 6 star-shaped cavity silicone soap mold for this soap. These molds are easy on clean up and your soaps pop out with no hassle! This recipe uses yogurt melt and pour soap and SLS Free Glycerin melt and pour soap. We chose our Honeysuckle fragrance oil that scents the air with a blend of honeysuckle, jasmine, rose and lilac! A very fresh, summery smell! In just a few simple steps you will have a fun, easy soap to hand out as simple gifts to friends and family or to decorate your bathrooms with!

 

Yogurt Soap Recipes: Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe

When Christmas time rolls around and you are looking for a quick, homemade gift then this Christmas Confetti Soap is perfect for that homemade gift that is not just thoughtful, but useful too! With this recipe you will be using our Yogurt and Diamond Clear melt and pour soap, you can have a 4 pound loaf of Christmas soap in minutes! The top of your soap has a mound of fluffy, whipped topping made with Whipped soap base and the yogurt soap base. Top it off with sprinkles of red and green sprinkles of confetti soap! The whole soap was scented with our Fruitcake fragrance oil. A blend of candied fruit, vanilla and sugar, this is a perfect fragrance for Christmas time!

Other Recipes Ways to Use Yogurt

There you go! Simple soap recipes that are good for your skin and easy to make! There is always a need for new soap to create. But, why not make your life simple and give some of these yogurt recipes a try? All of our recipes are versatile and easy to create.

Do you like to cook? Yogurt is a wonderful addition to many recipes. It is a good alternative for baking, marinades and dips! Follow this link to 50 Things to make with Yogurt. You may find something new to make or maybe a better way to make a sweet treat more healthy to eat! What if you would like to make your own yogurt? It is not hard to make and if you have the famous Instant Pot or even a pressure cooker give this recipe a whirl! This link will take you to How to Make Instant Pot yogurt.

 

 

Mar
16

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe


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Rainbow Zebra Print Soap RecipeRainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe

If you are looking for a fun recipe for soap without lye, then check out the latest soap creation from Natures Garden! The Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe is a fun way to create your very own soap using a great melt and pour base. Our design was inspired by the beauty of wild zebras. Did you know that each zebra’s stripes are as unique as your fingerprint? This means that no two zebras will have the same pattern. So, we used the unique design of the stripes and made it even wilder by using a rainbow of different colors. This will leave you with bars of soap that are fun and beautiful.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Ingredients Available From Natures Garden

Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap Base
Teal FUN Soap Colorant 
Neon Blue Soap Colorant
Yelp Yellow Soap Colorant 
Neon Pink Soap Colorant
Square Loaf – Mold Market Molds
Amazingly Grace Fragrance Oil
8oz Blue PET Bullet Bottles
Black Fine Mist Sprayers 24/410
Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Cutter For Mitre Box – Stainless Steel

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Other Equipment Needed

A few Mixing Bowls (5)
Scale (grams)
Rubbing Alcohol
Mixing Spoon
Block (or another object to slide under the mold)

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Total Weights and Amounts

1408 grams of the Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap Base
5 drops of the Yelp Yellow Soap Colorant
6 drops of the Teal FUN Soap Colorant
5 drops of the Neon Blue Soap Colorant
68 grams of the Amazingly Grace Fragrance Oil
5 drops of the Neon Pink Soap Colorant

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Preparing Your Craft Area

Before you begin creating your recipe there are a few things that you can do to make the process easier and more fun. First, you will want to collect your equipment for this recipe. This way you won’t have your melted soap set up while you look for supplies. While this won’t ruin your recipe, it can become frustrating. Further, you want to make sure your supplies and work area are clean. This will make sure that dirt or crumbs from other projects don’t make their way into your recipe. Also, you can fill up your bullet bottle with rubbing alcohol and place a sprayer on top. This will ensure that you will have this ready to use before your layers set up.  Also, decide what order you want to pour your layers.  We created this soap a few times, varying the order of the colors.  You can choose to pour your colors in any order.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Weighing and Scenting the First LayerRainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Weighing and Scenting the First Layer

First, you are going to prepare the bottom layer of your soap loaf. So, weigh 152 grams of the Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap Base into your mixing bowl. Melt the soap thoroughly using 30 second intervals and stir between heating to prevent scorching. Next, weigh 7 grams of the Amazingly Grace Fragrance Oil. Mix this into your soap base. Now, you are ready to pour.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Pouring the First LayerRainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Pouring the First Layer

Next, we are going to pour this first layer into our square loaf mold. So, you are going to need to prop up one side. We used a small block of wood, but you can use anything you can find to raise one side of the mold. Creating this angle will allow us to make stripes that better resemble a zebra pattern. Once your layer has been poured remember to spray the top with the rubbing alcohol. This will release any bubbles and allow your layers to stick together.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Making the Yellow Layer

Now, we are ready to create our yellow layer for this soap. So, weigh 200 grams of the mp soap base into a clean mixing bowl. Use a microwave in short bursts to melt the soap and mix between heating. After, add 10 grams of the fragrance oil. Plus, you will add 5 drops of the Yelp Yellow FUN Soap Colorant. Make sure to incorporate this your soaps well enough that your color is even. Then, you can get ready to pour.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Pouring the Second LayerRainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Pouring the Second Layer

For this step, we are going to be pouring the second layer into the soap mold. First, we need to make sure that the previous layer has set up almost completely. The timing is very important with this recipe.  You want the soap to form a pretty thick film.  However, you don’t want it to be completely hardened.  If it still has some flexibility when you pour your next layer, the line will be more wavy like a zebra instead of sharp and angled.  Once you are sure you are ready to pour, you will need to take your mold off the block and set it flat. Since our last layer was already at an angle, this layer will fill in the spaces. Once you have added all of this layer, lightly spray the top with the rubbing alcohol.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Creating the Next LayerRainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Creating the Next Layer to Pour

Now, we are going to make our second white layer for this recipe. So, weigh 152 grams of the soap base into a mixing bowl. Carefully melt the mp soap in a microwave. Then, add 7 grams of the fragrance oil to the mixture. Combine these ingredients thoroughly before you move on to pouring the mixture.

Next, we will get ready to pour this layer. So, check your yellow soap layer and see whether it has set up. Since these layers are fairly thin, they shouldn’t take too long to set up. When your soap is ready you can leave the mold flat and begin to pour. After, you will need to lightly spray the top of this layer with the alcohol.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Creating the Teal LayerRainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Creating the Teal Layer

Next, we are going to be making the teal colored layer for our homemade soap. After you measure 200 grams of soap base, melt the soap using a microwave. Remember to use short bursts and periodically stir. Once your soap is melted add 10 grams of the scented oil and 6 drops of the Teal FUN Soap Colorant. Mix all of your ingredients together well. Then, we can move on to creating this next part of the design.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Creating a Forked Layer

This part of the soap will be slightly different than the other layers. We are going to create a forked layer with our teal mixture. First, you will need to pour about half of your teal soap into the mold. For this part, your mold will remain flat on the table. Then, spray the layer with alcohol and allow the soap to set up.

Once your teal layer has set up completely you are ready to add the white portion of the fork. First, you are going to need to tilt your mold. We used two of our blocks to create a bigger tilt and make sure that the white layer was only on one side of the mold. Depending on what you have used to angle your mold, you may need to play with your height a bit before you are ready to pour. Melt 150 grams of the yogurt soap and add 7 grams of the Amazingly Grace Fragrance Oil. Once you have added this white layer you can spray the top with rubbing alcohol. Make sure to leave the soap mold angle the same way until you pour your next layer.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Adding the Other Half of the Teal MixtureRainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Adding the Other Half of the Teal Mixture

Next, we are going to be finishing the forked layer with the rest of our teal colored soap. So, make sure that the white soap has set up. Then, you can melt the teal soap again. Once your soap has melted you will pour the teal soap into the mold at the same angle as your previous white layer. After, you can spray the tops with rubbing alcohol. Now, this will leave you with a forked appearance for this stripe.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Adding the Next White LayerRainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Adding the Next White Layer

Now, we are ready to create our next layer for this soap. So, melt 150 grams of the melt and pour soap in the microwave. After, you will need to include 7 grams of the fragrance oil and mix the ingredient well. Once everything is ready to pour, check that your last layer has mostly set up. If it has, then you can start pouring this layer.

First, you will need to get rid of the angle. So, you can set the mold down flat on your work surface. Now, you will pour this scented white soap on top of your hardened teal layer. Once everything has been added you can spray the top with rubbing alcohol. Then, move on to creating the next layer.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Adding the Blue and White LayersRainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Adding the Neon Blue and White Layers

This time you will be mixing up the neon blue layer for our recipe. So, carefully melt another 200 grams of soap into a clean mixing bowl. Once your soap is all melted you will need to add 10 grams of the fragrance oil along with 5 drops of the Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant. Make sure to mix these ingredients thoroughly. Once the previous layer has completely set up you can add the blue layer on top. Then, spray the top of this layer with the rubbing alcohol.

Now, you will be mixing the next layer for your zebra soap recipe. You will need to melt 150 grams of the Melt and Pour Soap Base in the microwave. Once your soap has been completely melted, you can add 7 grams of the scented oil. Mix this ingredient into the soap. After the blue layer has completely set up you are ready to pour in this next layer. Remember to spray the top with alcohol before moving on to the next step.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Creating and Pouring the Pink Layer

You will need to create the pink soap for this next layer. So, melt 200 grams of the yogurt mp soap.  Then, 10 grams of the fragrance to your melted soap. Also, mix in 5 drops of Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant. After all this is mixed together, check that your previous layer has set up completely. Once it has you can move on to the next step.

Next, we are going to be pouring the pink layer onto your soap. This next layer will be slightly angled. You can use a similar height to the yellow layer and add the wedge to the opposite side as before. As soon as you get your desired angle, pour in this pink mixture. Then, spray the top with rubbing alcohol.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Mixing and Adding the Top Layer

Finally, we are going to be adding the last layer for the zebra print soap. You will need to melt 150 grams of the soap in a microwave. Then, incorporate 7 grams of the fragrance oil. Once everything has mixed together you should check to make sure that the pink layer has set up completely. If it has, then remove the object from underneath the mold and pour your soap. After the soap is in the mold, spray the soap to release any air bubbles. Now, you just need to wait for your last layer to set up and you will be ready to cut and use your soap!

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Interesting Facts

Zebras are such majestic animals, but their beautiful stripes are just for looks. There are quite a few ideas as to how these unique patterns are beneficial. Firstly, the zebras are able to use each of their unique patterns in a group to confuse predators. Since these stripes help the zebras blend into their herd, they will even circle around young animals to create a defensive barrier. But, there are quite a few more reasons why this pattern is so important. If you would like to learn a bit more, then you should go to the article Plains Zebra by National Geographic

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap RecipeRainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Talk to Us

We hope that you enjoyed this fun soap recipe as much as we have. If you would like to share your creation with us, we would love to hear all about it. Also, we are available to answer any questions and concerns. Just reach out to us on social media and we will be able to get right back to you. You can find us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, we are on both Instagram and Twitter. So, you can find us with @ngscents for those. Can’t wait to hear from you!

Mar
15

How to Make Dessert Candles


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How to Make Dessert Candles

Have you ever been wandering in a candle shop or a gift boutique when you wonder upon a plate of candles that look just like baked goods? Muffins, cookies or even pies? With a few candle making supplies and in a little creativity you can create some yummy looking bakery candles that may tempt those around to take a nibble! These following recipes will show you how to make dessert candles that not only look like the real thing but will smell like the real thing! Simple and easy steps that will help you create a scented dessert candle that looks complicated, but in reality wasn’t any harder than making the real thing! So enjoy Nature’s Garden amazing dessert candle recipes! After each candle recipe, we have included a bakery recipe that is similar to the candle itself. Not only can you create the real thing, you can display your dessert’s inspiration candle for all to enjoy along with a sweet treat to eat!

 

How to Make Dessert Candles: Blueberry Muffin Candle RecipeHow to Make Dessert Candles: Blueberry Muffin Candle Recipe

Our first yummy dessert candle is our Blueberry Muffin Candle! This recipe uses Pillar of Bliss and Joy Wax. We have also used our Cupcakes mold market mold. Nature’s Garden Mold Market Molds are heavy-duty and sturdy enough to handle hot wax and can be used multiple times when taken care of properly. Once you have made the base of your candle you will add the muffin top that was created by whipping up melted Joy Wax. We have also added some blueberries on top using the Mini cherries berries mold from Flexiblemold.com. The fragrance oil we used for this muffin candle is, of course, Blueberry Muffin Fragrance Oil. A definite best seller here at Nature’s Garden that smells of true blueberry muffins when your candle is burning.

The first muffin recipe I ever tried to make was Blueberry Muffins! Simple and quick, these muffins are a popular breakfast choice and perfect for when you are on the go early in the morning!

 

How to Make Dessert Candles: Cinnamon Bun Candle RecipeHow to Make Dessert Candles: Cinnamon Bun Candle Recipe

Who can resist the sweet and spicy scent of cinnamon? I know Cinnamon rolls are one of my favorite desserts with its icing dripping all over! This Cinnamon Bun Candle looks so much like a real cinnamon roll you’re going to want the real thing when you get a whiff of it. Creating this yummy masterpiece will be easy using Joy Wax and a Bakery Style Cinnamon Roll mold from Flexiblemold.com. Of course, we chose our Cinnamon Buns fragrance oil to give this candle its amazing cinnamon roll scent! People will be thinking you are baking something good when they walk in your house!

Let your inner-baker shine through with these homemade Cinnamon Buns! Made from scratch, these buns would be a special treat for Christmas morning or even just because! Warm and gooey, there is nothing better than a warm cinnamon bun with a tall glass of milk, or even a warm cup of coffee to make your day better!

 

How to Make Dessert Candles: Cupcake Wax Tarts RecipeHow to Make Dessert Candles: Cupcake Wax Tarts Recipe

These little Cupcake Wax Tarts are not only easy to make but are quick to make too. We used our Peanut Butter Cups Embed Mold to create the cupcake bottom. The wax we used was our very popular seller, Pillar of Bliss. Pillar of Bliss is awesome for molds because it has an easy release from the mold. To get the yummy whipped topping we used our Joy Wax. The fragrance we chose was Raspberry Cream Cupcake Fragrance Oil! A yummy scent of raspberries, vanilla, sugar and butter. What could be better than that, other than the real thing?

Since you were able to make twenty or so Cupcake Wax Tarts, how about making some real mini Raspberry Cupcakes? This recipe a is simple, make from scratch recipe! These would be a fun addition to those Strawberries and Cream Sandwich cookies for a tea party or even a baby shower!

 

How To Make Dessert Candles: Smores Candle RecipeHow To Make Dessert Candles: Smores Candle Recipe

There is nothing that screams summertime like a gooey, chocolaty marshmallow s’mores. At Natures Garden, we had to commemorate this all American treat with its very own candle! This Smores Candle is very easy to create. We used our Basic Square Mold Market Mold for the graham crackers, marshmallow and the chocolate. The fragrance oils we chose are the 3 exact ingredients of the real thing. Graham Crackers fragrance oil, Toasted Marshmallow, and Chocolate Fudge fragrance oil.  This recipe will make 3 Smores Candles; a fun creation to share or even take as a gift to a barbecue!

A recipe is not really needed to make a classic Smore, Instead, here is a link to create about 12 different types of Smores desserts! Don’t worry though, if it’s the classic one you are craving, it’s included in the list too!

 

How To Make Dessert Candles: Gingerbread Latte RecipeHow To Make Dessert Candles: Gingerbread Latte Recipe

Not all desserts have to be a pastry, right? There are a lot of people that like a beverage as a sweet treat. This Gingerbread Latte candle is a perfect example! This candle is so easy to create that before you can order a true latte at the coffee house, you can have one of the beverage candles done in due time! We used Joy Wax, a very easy wax to work with. It has wonderful hot and cold scent throw and sets up beautifully in a container. No Gingerbread Latte would be complete without a rich, creamy whipped topping and a gingerbread cookie that is made using our Gingerbread Man Mold Market Mold. Our fragrance of choice is Snickerdoodle Latte; a wonderful mixture of cinnamon, coffee and cream! These candles would make wonderful gifts to hand out at Christmas parties or to enhance your Christmas line of candles.

This Gingerbread Latte recipe is simple to make, so why travel to a coffee shop, stand in line and pay a small fortune to buy one, when you can make one at home? No special coffee machine needed!

 

How to Make Dessert Candles: Chocolate Blossom Wax Tart RecipeHow to Make Dessert Candles: Chocolate Blossom Wax Tart Recipe

These sweet Chocolate Blossom wax tarts definitely look like the real deal! Watch your little ones around these because they may want to have a nibble! For the cookie part of the wax melt, we used a sugar cookie mold from flexiblemolds.com. These molds are sturdy and reusable. They also help create some very realistic looking cookies! The chocolate kisses were made with a Big Kisses Embed Mold and the fragrance oil we used was our Chocolate Chip Cookie! This fragrance oil smells like warm, chocolate chip cookies right out of the oven!

Since these Chocolate Blossom Wax Tarts look and smell real enough to eat, here’s a recipe that will stop any temptation to grab the wax ones and start eating! These are classic cookies that are always popular no matter when you feel like making them!

 

How To Make Dessert Candles: Eggnog Candle RecipeHow To Make Dessert Candles: Eggnog Candle Recipe

Eggnog is a staple at Christmas time! It’s a yummy, creamy drink that can warm you from the inside. That is if it’s made with alcohol. Without the alcohol, you can still enjoy it during the holiday season and still feel festive. Our Eggnog Candle Recipe is simple enough to make and smells exactly like the real thing since we used our Eggnog fragrance oil. The air will fill with the scent of butter rum, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla. Yummy! We used Joy wax both for the eggnog part and for the creamy whipped topping. To top off our dessert candle beverage we used a real cinnamon stick to make it look even more authentic, just be sure to remove it before burning the candle!

Your Christmas Party, dinner, get together will not be complete without some authentic eggnog! This Amazingly Good Eggnog uses rum, eggs, cream and spices! All the important aspects of a good eggnog!

 

How To Make Dessert Candles: Gingerbread Men Wax Melts RecipeHow To Make Dessert Candles: Gingerbread Men Wax Melts Recipe

These incredibly cute Gingerbread Men Wax melts are almost too cute to melt! This recipe makes a dozen gingerbread men, so you could melt a few and display a few and have the best of both worlds! Since we used Pillar of Bliss for the actual gingerbread men, they will have a wonderful scent retention and cold throw! Display a plate of these guys on your desk at work for all those around you to entice. Our Gingerbread fragrance oil smells true to spicy sweet treat. This oil is one of our best sellers, especially at Christmas time! These wax melts would so sweet displayed next to the Gingerbread Latte candle or even the Eggnog Candle for a cute holiday display!

How about making some real gingerbread men during the holiday season? This recipe will help you out with that! Simple and easy, there are no fancy ingredients and the process is no different than if you were making sugar cookie cutouts! Can you imagine how amazing your home is going to smell? Warm and cozy!

 

How to Make Dessert Candles: Valentine's Day Cupcake Candle RecipeHow to Make Dessert Candles: Valentine’s Day Cupcake Candle Recipe

These sweet Valentine’s Day Cupcake Candles are made similarly to the Cupcake Wax Tarts. We have used both Pillar of Bliss and Joy Wax. Using our Silicone Soap Mold- Heart shaped, we achieved these hearts in no time! The cupcakes release so easily from the molds and there is barely any clean up at all! To top off our cakes we whipped up the Joy Wax for the whipped cream and topped the confection off with a cute little heart embed that says “Love” on it! Sprinkles are for winners, so go ahead and add some sprinkles to the top of these winning Valentine’s Day Cupcakes! We chose Cinnamon Yum Yums for the fragrance oil that will scent the air with spicy clove, cinnamon and vanilla.  This fragrance oil is a valentine’s day best seller!

This cupcake recipe isn’t an exact replica of our candles but you can always decorate your real cupcakes however you wish! Let your creativity take over and enjoy making something yummy for your friends or family to eat!

 

How To Make Dessert Candles: Strawberries and Cream Wax Melt RecipeHow To Make Dessert Candles: Strawberries and Cream Wax Melt Recipe

Our next dessert is Strawberries and Cream Wax Melts. This recipe creates 6 yummy treats. These simple little wax treats were created using the Vanilla Wafers Soap and Candle Mold from Flexiblemold.com. and Pillar of Bliss. The whipped cream part of the cookie was created by using Joy Wax. We chose our Strawberries and Cream fragrance oil to scent the whole cookie. Your house will smell like fresh, juicy strawberries and sweet vanilla whipped cream!

How about creating these yummy treats that look almost like the wax melts? These Strawberries and Cream sandwich cookies are almost as easy to make as their inspiration! This recipe uses strawberry cake mix for the cookies and a cream cheese/marshmallow fluff for the filling! These cookies would be a perfect spring time dessert for a little girl’s tea party!

 

How To Make Dessert Candles: Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts RecipeHow To Make Dessert Candles: Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts Recipe

These yummy, Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts will make your mouth water for the real thing, that’s for sure! In no time flat, you will have over a dozen of these mini melts ready to go! Our silicone soap mold mini cupcakes will make creating a breeze! The Pillar of Bliss wax makes these melts release quick and easy. Top these treats off with some whipped Joy Wax and sprinkle on some pumpkin spice blend powder! Of course, we chose our Pumpkin Cheesecake fragrance oil for these bad boys! Your home will soon smell of spicy cardamom, cinnamon, and creamy vanilla! People will think you have been baking!

Are you in the mood for some cheesecake? Here is a yummy recipe for Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes that you can create once you make your wax melts. This recipe is from Betty Crocker so we know they have to be good!

Well, I don’t know about you, but I am officially ready for something to eat! In fact, I wouldn’t mind a plate of those Chocolate Blossoms in front of me right now! We hope that you have enjoyed browsing through these recipes, both candles and the edible ones! If you are looking for some fresh inspiration to enhance your product line, all these recipes are simple to find, just click on the link and you will be taken straight to the recipe. Remember, Nature’s Garden is always there to help you get started, no matter what you are in the mood to create! Enjoy!

Mar
13

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe


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Rainbow MP Soap RecipeRainbow MP Soap Recipe

Sometimes our inspirations come from the simplest things.  Well, over the past few weeks I have been testing, creating videos, and packaging cold process soaps using Natures Garden’s FUN Soap Colorants.  Once they were packaged and labeled, I took them to Shannon to display in the store.  We carry 21 of these colorants and I tested each soap colorant using five different amounts.  So, this meant that we had over 100 soaps to display.  Shannon decided to display them on a round, tiered display in our store, see the display here.  When I saw how she displayed them, I was immediately inspired to create a variety of rainbow themed recipes that will go on the bottom tier of her display.  So, below, you will find my Rainbow MP Soap Recipe, the second of several recipes we will be creating inspired by this display.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: The Ingredients You Will Need From Natures Garden

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Angel Wings Fragrance Oil
Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
Whipped Soap Base
Vegetable Glycerin
Deep Purple FUN Soap Colorant
Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant
Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant
Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant
Eye Poke Orange FUN Soap Colorant
Jailhouse Red FUN Soap Colorant
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Silicone Soap Mold 4 Loaf Mold
8 ounce Clear PET Bottles
White Fine Mist Sprayer 24/410
Mitre Box
Mitre Box Cutter

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Other Things You Will Need

Small Microwave Safe Mixing bowls (7)
Deep Mixing Bowls (2)
Mixing Spoons
Hand Mixer
Scale
Knife
Cutting Board
Rubbing Alcohol (Placed in your 8 ounce bottle with a sprayer lid.)
Microwave Oven

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Preparing Your SoapRainbow MP Soap Recipe: Preparing Your Soap

First, I prepared all of my soap.  This means weighing out and cutting up all of the soap for each of the seven layers.  You will need your scale, mixing bowls, and clear melt and pour soap.  Now, in each of your seven mixing bowls, weigh out and cut up 130 grams of Natures Garden’s Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Purple Soap Layer

Now, you will need one of your bowls of clear melt and pour soap.  You will also need the deep purple FUN Soap Colorant, fragrance oil, and Vanilla White.  Finally, you will need your 4 loaf mold, and your bottle of rubbing alcohol.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Purple Soap LayerSo, place your mixing bowl in the microwave for about 30 seconds.  If you notice that the soap has not completely melted, you may need about 10 more seconds.  This will all just depend on your microwave.  Once your soap has melted, add 4 drops of the purple soap colorant.  Then, add 6 grams of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil and 6 grams of the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Use a mixing spoon to blend the ingredients.  Finally, pour your melted purple soap into the loaf mold.  Spray the melted soap with rubbing alcohol to release the air bubbles.  Allow the purple soap to setup completely before moving on.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Blue Soap Layer

Next, we will be preparing a blue layer of soap.  So, you will, once again, need one of your bowls of weighed out soap, your fragrance oil, and Vanilla White.  In addition, you will need the ultramarine blue soap colorant and your soap mold.  At this time, also get your Angel Wings fragrance oil and Vanilla White Color Stabilizer ready.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Blue Soap LayerSo, place your next bowl of melt and pour soap in the microwave.  Heat the soap for about 30 seconds, or until it is melted.  Once your soap has melted, add 3 drops of the ultramarine blue FUN Soap Colorant.  Also, add 6 grams of Vanilla White and 6 grams of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil.  Mix the soap base to incorporate the ingredients.  Now, spray your previous purple layer with rubbing alcohol and pour the blue melted soap right on top of the purple soap.  Lastly, spray the blue layer with rubbing alcohol and let this layer setup.  Rubbing alcohol will not only help layers of soap adhere to each other, it also helps release air bubbles.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Dark Green Soap Layer

Next, we will prepare our Kelly green soap.  So, once again, you will need one of your bowls of soap.  This time, you will need the Kelly green FUN Soap Colorant.  Also, your fragrance oil, color stabilizer, rubbing alcohol, and soap mold should be in front of you.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Dark Green Soap LayerAgain, melt your soap using the microwave.  Then, add 3 drops of Kelly green FUN Soap Colorant.  Also, add 6 grams of Natures Garden’s Angel Wings Fragrance Oil and 6 grams of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Using a mixing spoon, stir to blend the ingredients together.  Lastly, spray your blue soap with rubbing alcohol and pour your green soap on top.  Once again, spray the soap with rubbing alcohol and allow it to setup.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Lime Green Soap Layer

This time we will be preparing the lime green layer.  So, once again, you will need a bowl of clear soap that you weighed out earlier.  You will also need the Angel Wings scent and color stabilizer.  You will also need your silicone soap mold and bottle of rubbing alcohol.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Lime Green Soap LayerNow, melt your soap base using your microwave.  Once you have melted your soap, you will need to add color and scent.  So, add 3 drops of lime green soap colorant.  In addition, add 6 grams of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil and 6 grams of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Slowly, stir melted soap with your spoon to completely mix the ingredients together.  Next, spray your Kelly green soap with rubbing alcohol so that the lime green layer will adhere to the lime green layer.  Finally, pour the lime green soap directly on top of the Kelly green soap.  Once again, spray the soap with rubbing alcohol to release any air bubbles that have formed.  Once you spray your soap, allow it to harden completely before moving on.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Orange Soap Layer

Now, we will prepare our orange layer of soap.  For this layer, we will use Natures Garden’s Eye Poke Orange FUN Soap Colorant.  So, you will need this colorant along with another bowl of soap base you weighed out earlier.  In addition, you will need your Angel Wings Fragrance Oil and Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Also, place your mold in front of you and you rubbing alcohol close.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Orange Soap LayerNext, melt the soap base in your microwave.  Now that your soap is melted, add 4 drops of Eye Poke Orange Soap Colorant.  Then, add 6 grams of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil and Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Stir to incorporate the ingredients.  Finally, spray your lime green soap with rubbing alcohol and pour the orange soap right on top.  Spray your orange soap with rubbing alcohol to release air bubbles that have formed.  Allow your orange soap to setup.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Jailhouse Red Soap Layer

Next, we will be preparing a layer using Natures Garden’s Jailhouse Red soap color.  So, you will need the Jailhouse Red FUN Soap Colorant.  Additionally, you will need another bowl of soap, the scent, and stabilizer.  Finally, you will need your bottle of rubbing alcohol and soap in the mold.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Jailhouse Red Soap LayerSo, place your bowl in your microwave and melt your soap base.  Then, melt the soap.  Once your soap is melted, add 3 drops of the red soap colorant.  Also, add 6 grams of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil along with 6 grams of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Now, mix to blend the ingredients completely.  At this time spray your orange layer with rubbing alcohol.  Finally, pour your red layer right on top of the orange layer and spray, once again, with rubbing alcohol.  Allow your soap to setup before moving to your next layer.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Tomato Red Soap Layer

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Tomato Red Soap LayerOur final layer will be colored with Natures Garden’s Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant.  Now, melt your last bowl of mp soap base in your microwave.  Then, add 6 grams of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Also, add 6 grams of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil.  Finally, add 4 drops of Tomato Red Soap Colorant.  Mix to incorporate the ingredients completely together.  Finally, spray your previous layer with rubbing alcohol and pour your tomato red soap on top.  Spray the tomato red soap with rubbing alcohol.  Allow this final layer to setup before moving on.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Rainbows

Now, we will prepare the rainbows that will top our soap.  This will be done using melt and pour soap and vegetable glycerin.  We will pour the soap into the remaining 2 cavities of the loaf soap mold and allow it to setup.  Later, we will slice it into smaller pieces and use the smaller pieces to create our rainbows.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare The Red LayerRainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare The Red Layer

So, first, melt 30 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  Then, add 3 grams of Vegetable Glycerin, 1 gram of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil, 1 gram of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer, and 1 drop of Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant.  Stir to blend the ingredients.  Now, in two of the cavities of the silicone 4 loaf mold, pour the melted soap.  You want to pour half the soap in one cavity, and half in the other.  Allow it to setup before moving to the next color.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare The Orange LayerRainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare The Orange Layer

Next, once again, melt 30 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  Then, add 3 grams of Vegetable Glycerin, 1 gram of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil, 1 gram of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer, and 1 drop of Eye Poke Orange FUN Soap Colorant.  Mix everything together slowly and thoroughly until everything is combined.  Spray the red soap with rubbing alcohol.  Then, pour the orange soap right on top, in the same manner you did before.  Allow the soap to setup before you prepare the next color.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare The Green LayerRainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare The Green Layer

At this time, we will begin preparing the lime green layer.  Melt 30 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  Now, add 3 grams of Vegetable Glycerin, 1 gram of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil, 1 gram of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer, and 1 drop of Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant.  Finally, stir to incorporate the ingredients.  Spray the orange soap with rubbing alcohol.  Then, pour the green soap right on top of the orange soap, pouring half in each cavity.  Allow the soap to setup before you prepare the next color.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare The Blue LayerRainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare The Blue Layer

Again, melt 30 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  We will begin preparing the blue layer.  Once your soap is melted, beginning adding 3 grams of Vegetable Glycerin, 1 gram of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil, 1 gram of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer, and 1 drop of Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant.  Finally, stir to incorporate the ingredients. Spray the green soap with rubbing alcohol.  Then, pour a blue layer of soap right on top of the green soap in both cavities.  After spraying the soap with rubbing alcohol, allow it to setup before you prepare the next color.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare The Purple LayerRainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare The Purple Layer

Finally, we will begin preparing the purple layer.  We will melt one more layer of soap.  So, melt 30 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  Now, add 3 grams of Vegetable Glycerin, 1 gram of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil, 1 gram of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer, and 1 drop of Deep Purple FUN Soap Colorant.  Finally, stir to incorporate the ingredients. Spray the blue soap with rubbing alcohol.  Then, pour the purple soap right on top of the blue soap.  Again, spray the soap with rubbing alcohol.  Allow the soap to setup before you move on.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Cutting the RainbowsRainbow MP Soap Recipe: Cutting the Rainbows

Lastly, once the soap has setup, remove it from the mold.  Then, slice it into strips.  You want them to be about 3/4 inch wide and about 5 3/4 inches.  So, you want to be sure you are slicing them long ways.  Finally, do the same with the soap in the cavity of the mold.  You will notice that due to the addition of vegetable glycerin, the soap is nice and flexible.  This will allow us to bend them into a rainbow shape and later place them on top of our whipped soap.  Go ahead and shape each rainbow so that you have them ready for the top of the soap.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Whipped Soap Base

Now, we will begin preparing our whipped soap base.  The whipped soap base is meant to look like clouds in this recipe.  It will also anchor our rainbows to our soap loaf.  So, in a deep mixing bowl, weigh out 200 grams of the whipped soap base.  Next, add 20 grams of vegetable glycerin, 20 grams of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil, and 20 grams of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Then, use a hand mixer to fluff the soap to a fluffy cloud-like consistency.  Set this aside for a moment, we will come back to it.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Whipped Soap Base

In a separate mixing bowl, weigh out 200 grams of Natures Garden’s Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base.  Melt the soap base using your microwave.  Once the soap is melted, pour it into the bowl containing the whipped soap.  Finally, mix the soap once again with your hand mixer.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Topping the Soap

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Topping the Soap
At this time, we will begin topping our soap loaf.  Place the whipped soap on top of each loaf, covering the entire loaf.  You will use half of the whipped soap on each loaf.  So, when you are finished it will look like clouds on top of your soap.

 

 

 

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Topping the Soap

Then, place the rainbows on top of the loaves.  We used about 4 rainbows on each loaf.

Once your soap has finished setting up, slice your soap using your mitre box and mitre box cutter.  Then, you can use your rainbow melt and pour soap right away.