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Jul
06

Candle Making for Kids


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Candle Making for KidsCandle Making for Kids

Arts and crafts are very important for a child to participate in. In the classrooms of today, there is a strong emphasis on the common cores of learning. Math, reading, writing, and science. Today, we will talk about candle making for kids.

However, the arts are just as important for a child’s growth as math can be. Learning about the world of creativity allows a child’s mind to develop in all kinds of directions. It’s never to early to start letting a child’s creative side take over. Simply holding a crayon, a paintbrush or a piece of chalk will start developing their motor skills. Their language will take shape as they learn words of description and colors. Decision making is also part of the creative process. “How do I want this to look?” “What color should the bird be?” Visual learning is very important because it gives the brain the freedom to explore, relax and not think of anything complex! Candle making for kids is a fun craft that lets kids explore texture, color, scents and all things creative!

Most kids love making and creating things for people they love. As a child, it was one of my favorite things to do. Nature’s Garden has some awesome recipes if you are looking for something different for the kids to explore. Creating candles with our Pillar of Bliss is a quick and simple craft for kids and parents. Not only is it safe, as there is no heating required, but you are able to let your creativity shine with designs, fragrances, and colors! If your child has ever made one of those “sand in jar” crafts, the technique is very similar.

 

Candle Making for Kids: Before You Get Started

Before you begin your creations, you will need to gather some supplies!

Candle Making for Kids: Pillar of Bliss

The type of wax that is best used in layering candles is our Pillar of Bliss. This wax is a soy/paraffin blend that is perfect for creating pillar candles or candles in molds. The wax hardens up beautifully and releases from the molds easily. It also makes wonderful layered candles! It lets you get creative without all the hassle of melting wax! Plus, it has amazing cold and hot throw!

Candle Making for Kids: Let’s Learn the Process!

Before we start on some of our favorite candle recipes, let’s talk about how the process of granulated candle making is done! As with any candle making prep, you will want to get your container ready by putting in your wicks. Which size wick do you use, you ask? Follow this link to find out the correct size! Now, simply add a drop of hot glue to the bottom of the candle wick tab and secure it to the bottom of your container, right in the middle. If the wick is to long, simply snip the excess off leaving at least 1 1/2 inch above your container.

Candle Making for Kids: Getting the Wax Ready

When it comes to layered candle making, fill each Ziploc bag with have their own color/fragrance mix. If you plan on making a lot of candles you can make your colored/scented layers in one pound batches. So let’s get your wax ready to color and scent. Using the gallon size Ziploc bags, you will weigh out your wax according to your recipe into the required number of bags. If your candle recipe calls for 6 layers, you will be using 6 bags and the wax will be divided and weighed out into each one.

Candle Making For Kids: Adding your Fragrances

As with any type of candle making, a general rule of thumb for adding fragrance oil to your wax is using 1 to 1 1/2 ounces per pound of wax. Therefore, each bag that holds 1 pound of wax will require 1 to 1 1/2 ounce of fragrance oil.

Candle Making for Kids: Adding the Color

Next, you will be adding color to each Ziploc bag. You will add the required number of drops according to your recipe, or simply add a small amount to achieve the color you wish.

Candle Making for Kids: Mixing it Up

Now that we have our wax, fragrance, and color added in, seal the bag tightly, and shake each bag, mixing the wax, fragrance and color up really well! Squeeze and squish it good! Get all that color worked in!

Candle Making for Kids: Adding the Wax to the Containers

Now that your wax is mixed up, you will start adding it to your container of choice. Simply open up your Ziploc bag a start pouring into your container. If you are layering colors, make sure you leave enough room! Always keep your wick straight when you are filling your containers. Continue adding the other colored wax layers the same way until your container is almost full.

Candle Making for Kids: Getting creative

Want to create a tie dye look? Take one of your wooden skewers and along the inside of your glass container and draw lines going down. Gently tap your container on the counter once you have drawn the lines and the colored wax from one layer will fall into these lines!

 

Candle Making for Kids: Bacon Candle Recipe

Our first recipe is incredibly simple and a good way to start kids out on the road to candle making. Bacon Candle recipe calls for Pillar of Bliss, our Spectrum Liquid Candle dye in shades of red, and of course our Bacon fragrance oil. Bacon fragrance oil? Yes, indeed! Smells just like bacon frying in a frying pan! Everything’s better with bacon, right? For this recipe, you will start off by separating the wax into 3 different Ziploc baggies, adding drops of colorant and then the Bacon fragrance. Next, your little candle maker will then massage the colors and scent it into the wax. Once that is done, simply pour the now scented/colored wax into your container, creating a layered look of bacon. This candle is perfect for younger kids to help create since there is no melting wax involved!

Candle Making for Kids Autumn Leaves Potpourri Recipe

Up next is a fun, fall recipe that requires a little bit of heat for melting. Even though this recipe is still quick and easy, some adult supervision is a requirement since some of the wax will be melted. The cute little leaves in our Autumn Leaves Potpourri recipe, are made with  Pillar of Bliss and colored with some pretty fall colors. We made these leaves with a mold from Flexiblemolds.com. These molds are durable, easy to clean up and are perfect for any candle or soap making! This particular mold is called dime sized Leaves candle and soap mold.  We scented this potpourri with our Autumn Woods fragrance oil. A lovely, fall woodsy scent of pine, citrus and cedar wood! We used 24 K Gold Mica to color the granulated part of the candle. These potpourris are so easy to make! They would make such pretty little gifts to give!

 

Candle Making for Kids: Green Camouflage Candle RecipeCandle Making for Kids: Green Camouflage Candle Recipe

Here’s another easy recipe that the young ones can definitely help out with! This Green Camouflage Candle is made just like our Bacon Candle. You will color and scent the wax in a bag and then create layers of various greens and browns to look like the camouflage that our brave soldiers wear. The fragrance we chose for this recipe is our Fresh Outdoors. This fragrance is perfect for those that love a fresh, green fragrance! You will get floral notes of lily and jasmine, orange and ozone. Perfect for those that love the outdoors! Your kids will have fun creating camo layers so let their imagination take over!

 

Candle Making for Kids: Pink Camouflage Candle RecipeCandle Making for Kids: Pink Camouflage Candle Recipe

Well, the boys got to make their own candle, now for the girls’ candle! Pink Camouflage Candle is made exactly like the Green Camouflage! We chose the fragrance oil NG Can Can Fragrance Oil for the ultimate girly girl, camouflage and all! This scent is floral with a touch of vanilla and musk! Your little girl will have a blast making her own candle in pretty shades of pink, red and burgundy.

Candle Making for Kids: Rainbow Candle RecipeCandle Making for Kids: Rainbow Candle Recipe

This Rainbow Candle recipe would be fun to make when teaching kids the colors of the rainbow. This candle is truly simple to create and a definite must for the little ones to help make. Once the kids have finished squishing the color and fragrance into the wax using the Ziploc bag method, they can carefully pour their wax into the container to create a layered look of a rainbow. It couldn’t get any easier than that, right? We chose our fittingly Rainbow fragrance oil that smells like it’s just bursting with color! Yummy, sweet fruit of every kind hits your nose with one whiff!

 

Candle Making for Kids: Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri RecipeCandle Making for Kids: Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri Recipe

Here is another potpourri recipe made like the Autumn Leaves recipe. Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri has pretty little blue snowflakes scattered throughout the glistening “snow”. Once again, we have used a mold from Flexiblemolds.com. This mold is the Mini Snowflakes candle and soap mold. We have added some Diamond Dust Mica to the granulated wax to make it shimmer and have scented the whole thing, the snowflakes and the snow, with our Jack Frost fragrance oil. The scent is a perfect wintry mix of peppermint and vanilla!

 

Candle Making for Kids: Hydrangea Candle RecipeCandle Making for Kids: Hydrangea Candle Recipe

What could be more perfect for spring or summer than our Hydrangea Candle Recipe? Hydrangeas are bushes that bloom beautiful hues of blues, purples and sometimes greens. We created the pattern to mimic the puffy blossoms of the hydrangea. The finishing touch is some cute little embed butterflies (because butterflies are attracted to hydrangeas). Of course, we scented this creation with our Hydrangea Heaven! This fragrance oil is a beautiful, soft floral scent that is perfect in candles and in soap making!

Candle Making for Kids: A Final Note

Making granulated candles are great for fundraisers! Use your school’s colors and get a copy of the mascot artwork. You can create a label with the mascot and school name then adhere to the front of your containers. If you have a special charity event that you are donating too, how about creating candles in the colors of the charity? Pink and white for Breast Cancer Awareness, purple for Cystic Fibrosis or red, white and blue for patriotism. There are so many options! You are only limited by your imagination!

We hope you enjoyed reading about all the fun candles kids can help create. Candle making in itself can seem daunting to anybody who has never made candles in their life. So, if you are a first timer, these recipes are perfect for you! Learning the steps, and the process of candle making is easy and these recipes can help you get started on a fun new hobby! Don’t forget the kids though! Helping kids develop through arts and crafts is an important part of growing and learning! We are sure they will enjoy making candles and memories just as much as you!

If you ever feel like showing off any of your creations you made using Nature’s Garden products, give us a shout out! We love to hear from our customers and you can do so through Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents) or Instagram (@ngscents) You can also find a Show and Tell section of our web page! Fill out the information, upload a picture and we will display it for everybody to see! It’s a great way for some free advertising and to show off what you can do!

 

 

Jul
03

Common Cold Process Soap Questions


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Common Cold Process Soap QuestionsCommon Cold Process Soap Questions

We at Natures Garden love to supply our customers with the best soap making ingredients and soap equipment that they need to succeed. But, you can’t utilize these tools if you don’t know how to. So, we want to answer some of the most common cold process soap questions that we get. This way we can help make your soap making experience as fun and exciting as possible!

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: What is the Shelf Life of Lye?Common Cold Process Soap Questions: What is the Shelf Life of Lye?

The shelf life of lye, sodium hydroxide, when properly stored is one year. After a year it is possible for your lye to work, but you should do a small batch to test whether the lye is still good. If it is actually expired, then it may not come to trace quickly or could separate after it is poured or set up. So, you will be able to notice an obvious difference if you make a small testing batch,

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: How Do I Make My Cold Process Soap Last Longer?

There are a few things that you can change to make your homemade soap last even longer. First, you can use additives, like sodium lactate or stearic acid, to harden the bar. Also, harder oils, like palm oil, can be helpful. Lastly, increasing the cure time, as water evaporates out, and decreasing the time in the shower will create a harder bar.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Is It Possible to Use Baby Oil as One of the Oils in a Soap Recipe?

No, you shouldn’t use baby mineral oil in your soap recipe for two reasons. First, it has already been scented. Second, the mineral oils won’t saponify.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: How Do Your Make Cold Process Soap?Common Cold Process Soap Questions: How Do Your Make Cold Process Soap?

If you ever wondered how to make soap from scratch, then this is the answer. Before you begin you will either need to formulate a recipe or choose a recipe already formulated, we suggest using our Beginners Cold Process Soap Recipe if this is your first time. We also recommend reading through our cold process soap making classes, especially the soap making safety class. While there is a little more detail and safety practices to follow, this is the most basic method for soaping. First, you create a lye solution by slowly adding lye to water. In a separate bowl, you will have your weighed and melted oils and butters. You will combine these ingredients at a similar temperature and mix until your batter trace, which is a thicker consistency.  The soap is then poured into a soap mold. Once it has setup, it is removed from the mold and allowed to cure.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Why Are My Citrus Scents So Light in my Cold Process Soap?

Citrus scent oils often have a low flash point, so they are more likely to burn off the fragrance during the saponification process. During this process, the soap will reach very hot temperatures, which are able to burn off certain scents. It is common for citrus scents to be affected by this issue. How can I prevent this? First, make sure that the maximum amount for fragrance has been added. Also, you can anchor the scented oil by using a scent with a that is heavier, like vanilla. Alternatively, some soapers use kaolin clay to enhance the scent, but it can make your soap too slick.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Are Fragrance Oils or Essential Oils Better for Cold Process Soap?

You can use both essential oils and fragrance oils to scent cp soap. However, fragrances tend to hold better and the scent lasts longer. This is because fragrance oils have top, middle, and base notes that will hold up better together. On the other side, some single note oils whether they be essential oils or fragrance oils, are more likely to burn off. So, you will want to test each oil in cold process soap.

 

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Can Cold Process Soaps Be Molded into Different Shapes?Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Can Cold Process Soaps Be Molded into Different Shapes?

Of course! There are many different styles of molds that you can use for soap making. Just don’t forget that this type of soap gets very hot. So, you need to make sure that you either use a silicone soap mold or a very thick plastic mold, like some of our Mold Market Soap Molds. However, plastic embed molds are not thick enough to hold your soap without melting and making a big mess. If you are unsure about a certain mold, it might be best to just save that shape for melt and pour soaps.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: When Can I Cut Cold Process Soap?

Before you can cut your finished soap loaf, you need to wait for a bit. While the exact time varies for each batch depending on size and ingredients, we suggest waiting for 24-48 hours before removing and cutting your nearly finished soaps. However, you can use a gloved hand to check the soap to determine whether the soap is too soft. On the other hand, you don’t want to wait too long or the soap may dry too much and crumble as you cut.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: How Long Does Soap have to Cure?

The exact amount of time your soaps take depends on your recipe that the amount of lye in it. However, most batches take about 2-6 weeks for the soaps to fully cure and be safe to use.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Cold Process Soap Making Recipes?Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Cold Process Soap Making Recipes?

Yes, we have all kinds of cold process soap recipes under the Cold Process Soap Recipes parts of the in the Free Recipes and Classes section of the NG site. There are so many options that it can be difficult to choose!

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: What Kind of Conditions Does CP Soap Need to Cure After it is Removed From Mold?

After your soap has been removed from the mold and sliced into bars, you will need to allow them to cure for a while. First, you will want to make sure that they are in a cool, dry environment. Also, you want to make sure that the bars a few inches apart. This will expose more of the bar to the air, which allows them to dry and set up properly.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: What Will Make Cold Process Soaps Freeze or Set Up too Soon?

The oils that you use will come into play. Too much of some harder oils and butters can cause the soap to set up faster than others.  Additives can also cause your batter to accelerate.  However, often, this is an issue caused by the fragrance oil. Each fragrance performs differently in cp soap and the ones that cause too much acceleration can lead to seizing, or a sudden setting up, in the soap batter before it has made it to the mold. Further, there are some fragrance oils that will actually slow down the process and give you time to really work on a recipe.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Do You Have Any Tips for Working with Problem Fragrance Oils in Cold Process Soap?Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Do You Have Any Tips for Working with Problem Fragrance Oils in Cold Process Soap?

It’s always a bummer when a scent you enjoy is a “problem fragrance oil”, but there are some things that will allow you to work with this fragrance oil anyway. First, we have the issue of acceleration. While we can’t fix the fragrance, we can cool our oils and lye water to room temperature before we start the saponification process. The cooler temperature takes longer to get to trace, which will help balance the acceleration from the fragrance oil. Also, you can formulate a soap recipe with oils that will slow trace, like sunflower oil. Although these two tricks can be used to slow an accelerated trace, it can’t stop a soap from seizing.

Second, we have the issue of separation. Sometimes a fragrance that separates from the mixture can be stick blended back in with enough effort. Also, it is possible for the scent to reabsorb during the curing process. You just need to keep an eye on these to determine whether the fragrance is worth using in cp soaps. Third, we have the issue of ricing, which is when little chunks form in your batch. While this can’t be prevented, it can be stick blended until the ricing is smoothed out. However, this only works in some cases.

Finally, some fragrance oils can cause your soap to discolor. Some scents can’t be prevented, but there are some cases when a soap additives can do the trick. If the description of your scent says it contains vanillin, it will discolor your soap to a shade of brown. However, you can use Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help lessen any discoloration due to vanillin. Other kinds of discoloration will just have to be included into the soap design.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: What is the Best Way to Clean Up Cold Process Soap?Common Cold Process Soap Questions: What is the Best Way to Clean Up Cold Process Soap?

After you pour your batch into the soap mold, you may realize that you have a mess on your hands. Whether you spilled a few drops, made a complete mess, or only have the bowls to wash out, you are going to need to know how to safely clean up your lye mixtures. Before you get started, it is extremely important to have something on hand to neutralize the soap batter. So, you will need vinegar, which we prefer to have in a spray bottle to make it easy to apply in case of skin contact. After all the batter on the counter and soap equipment has been neutralized, you can begin cleaning with soapy water, we use dawn dish soap, to clean everything up again.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Is it Okay to Use My Soaping Bowls and Utensils for Cooking After Using it for CP Soapmaking If I Prewash It and Then Run It Through the Dishwasher?

No, it is very unsafe to use your soap making equipment in the kitchen. After you’ve used a bowl, mold, or other utensil for soaping you should never use it for anything other than soapmaking. Lye is very reactive and has the potential to do some serious harm after ingestion. So, it is a horrible idea to put this soaping equipment in contact with food or cooking utensils.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: What Would Cause a Batch of Soap to Erupt While in the Soap Mold?Common Cold Process Soap Questions: What Would Cause a Batch of Soap to Erupt While in the Soap Mold?

Natural sugars in soaping ingredients can lead to an eruption, as  the soap gets hotter than it typically does. CP soap can erupt due to improperly  adding things like beer, wine, or milk. First, freezing these ingredients before adding them is helpful. If you are using beer, then make sure that you release all of the carbonation before including it in soap. Also, you will want to boil wine before adding it to your soap.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Can I Use Cup Measurements for Soap Making?

For soap making, we would recommend using weighted measurements . Using a scale is much more accurate and will ensure that you have a quality batch of soap. Otherwise, you may accidentally do something to mess up your soaps. For example, you could add to little oils and create a lye heavy batch.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Can You Make Good Quality Soap Using the Cold Process Soap Method Without Palm Oil?Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Can You Make Good Quality Soap Using the Cold Process Soap Method Without Palm Oil?

Absolutely. One of the best parts about making cp soap is that you can include whatever oils and butters you want. You can use SoapCalc to combine your favorite soaping ingredients in a perfect batch of soap! If you would rather follow a recipe that we have formulated, Natures Garden has a few recipes under Free Recipes and Classes that are made without palm oil. For example, there is  our Calendula Sunshine Cold Process Soap Recipe and our Argan Soap Recipe.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Reach Out to UsCommon Cold Process Soap Questions: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you learned something useful for making cold process soap in this blog. If you have any further questions, you can reach out to us in the store, on the phone, or online. If you want to reach out to us online, then try out social media. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents), and Instagram (@ngscents). Have fun soapmaking!

Jun
28

Common Hot Process Soap Questions


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Common Hot Process Soap QuestionsCommon Hot Process Soap Questions

Although hot process soap recipes have some things in common with the cold process soap recipes, there are a few new steps that can be confusing. So, we at Natures Garden felt it would be useful to answer some common hot process soap questions that our customers have asked us. This way we can equip you with all the soap making supplies and information that you need to make all kinds of wonderful homemade soaps!

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: What are the Hot Process Stages?

First, melt your oils and butters in a crock pot. Then, create your lye solution and add it to your crock pot. Use a stick blend to mix to trace and cover the crock pot. After about 15 minutes, stir the batter and replace the lip. Continue to stir every 15 minutes until the soap batter has the consistency of mashed potatoes. Then, place the soap in a mold and allow it to set up for 24 hours. After, remove from mold, cut, and allow it to cure for about 1-2 weeks. Although the bar may technically be safe to use, allowing it to cure will provide a harder, better quality bar of soap.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Can I Use the Pan or Crockpot I Used for Soapmaking for Food?Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Can I Use the Pan or Crockpot I Used for Soapmaking for Food?

No, you should never return your soaping equipment to the kitchen. So, make sure that you use a pan or crock pot that you aren’t overly fond of for your hot process soap recipes. Hopefully, you can find a pan or crock pot that is cheap or old to use for soap. Once anything in your kitchen is used for soapmaking, it should be moved into your soap making supplies permanently.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Do I Have to Use a Crock Pot for Hot Process Soap?

No, you don’t have to use a crock pot to be successful in making hot process soap. Many people like to use an old crock pot, but if you aren’t able to dedicate one to soap making it is okay to use something different. In fact, you can use a stove top and it works just as well. Honestly, your hot process soap will work just fine as long as your soap has a constant heat source.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: What Are The Hot Process Soap Benefits?

Since hot process soap has some similar steps to cold process soap, hp soap has many of the same benefits. Of course, for both methods, you can control all of the ingredients to avoid ingredient that may trigger allergies or irritate skin conditions. But, the biggest thing that sets the hp soap making method apart from the cold process soap is the cure time. Since hot process soap uses a heat source, like a crock pot or pan, that keeps the soap batter at higher temperatures. These higher temperatures will speed up the saponification process. So, your hot process soaps won’t need to cure as long as they would if they were made using the cp soap method.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Hot Process Soap Recipes?

Natures Garden offers a few different recipes for hot process soap that you can choose between. We have regular hp soap recipes, laundry soap recipes, and even a beard soap recipe. So, there are a lot of fun ideas for making hot process soaps! You can find all of our recipes under Hot Process Soap Recipes on the Free Recipes and Classes page.

 

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: When Do I Color Hot Process Soap?Common Hot Process Soap Questions: When Do I Color Hot Process Soap?

You will want to add your soap colorant after the batch is done cooking. So, mix in the coloring once the soap is a mashed potato consistency. Also, you can still do multiple colors with this method. Just split your cooked soap into different bowls and mix in color to each. Once the soap is colored, you can add more ingredients or scoop the soap to the mold.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: When Do I Add Fragrance to Hot Process Soap?

Again, you will want to add your fragrance oil after the soap has fully cooked and before you stick the soap in the mold. So, you can add your scent right after you add your colorant.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: How Long Do I Need to Cook Hot Process Soap?

The cooking time can vary depending on both the individual hot process soap recipe and the soaping ingredients used. Also, the crock pot or pan that you are using can affect the time, too. Some cases take about an hour and other instances may take a few hours. However, you can tell that your soap is done based on consistency. As your soap heats it will begin to get thicker, which you will notice as you are periodically checking the batter. At one point the soap batter will go through a gel phase, which gives a gel-like appearance. Right after this, the soap will get a mashed potato consistency. At this point, you are ready to scoop the soap into your soap mold.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Why is My Hot Process Soap Changing Color?Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Why is My Hot Process Soap Changing Color?

There are a few reasons why a soap would discolor. Most often, this kind of change is due to the vanillin content in a fragrance oil. This ingredient is what gives scented oils its vanilla notes. So, this type of discoloration can be minimized by using vanilla white color stabilizer. basically, all of the brown discoloration caused by vanillin and oxidation. Vanilla White Color Stabilizer will slow the oxidation of vanillin. However, there are many other ingredients in fragrance oils that can cause discoloration that we can’t reduce or control. This means that it is possible that this additive won’t solve discoloration if the vanillin content isn’t very high. You can find out whether a fragrance discolors and if its maintainable by looking in the description for that scented oil. Another reason that your soaps could change color is herbs, which can oxide over time. This will fade the initial color of the herb and likely become a dull color or change color.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Why Is My Hot Process Soap Separating In My Mold?

If your hp soap is separating in the soap mold, then it is a sign that the soap needed to cook longer. No need to rebatch. All you have to do is scoop the soap back into the crock pot or the pan and cook for a bit longer. It could also be caused by a recipe that wasn’t formulated properly or was not weighed out properly.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: How Long Do You Have to Wait to Use Hot Process Soap?

While hot process soap shortens the cure time, you still have a bit of waiting left to do. You will want to let your soap bars set for about 1-2 weeks, depending on your batch this could vary.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Why Is My Hot Process Soap Cracking?

Overheating can cause your hot process soap to crack in some places or develop strange patterns. Occasionally, it will just be a simple crack in the soap and other times you can end up with soap with peaks and craters. Sometimes soap can even get an appearance referred to as alien brains, which is kind of looks like a brain pattern.  Also, certain ingredients can lead to an increase in heating, like additives with natural sugars. So, you are more likely to overheat with milk, wine, honey, or fruit and veggie purees. Not only can these ingredients heat you soap, but they have the potential to cause a volcano effect in your soap. So, be sure to use caution for those ingredients with sugars.  

 

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Any Hot Process Soap Recipes with Shea Butter?Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Any Hot Process Soap Recipes with Shea Butter?

Yes, we do! We have quite a few free soap recipes for hot process soap, which includes the Beard Soap Recipe, the Game On HP Soap Recipe, and the Apricotie Hottie Soap Recipe. If you would like to see more of these types of soap-making recipes, then you can check out our Free Recipes and Classes page under the Hot Process Soap Recipes section.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Why is My Hot Process Soap Hard and Crumbly?

If you have soap that is too hard and crumbly, then stick around to learn about why your hot process soap would be this way and how you can fix it. Also, anyone that wants to learn how to make their hot process soap more fluid may want to start here. First, your soap batter could be over cooked, which makes the soap dry and hard. Alternatively, the recipe could contain too many hard oils, which could be saved by re-batching with more soft oils. Or, it could be that you didn’t add enough water. Also, it could be that an ingredient was forgotten or the recipe wasn’t formulated correctly. Another possibility is that there is too much of a soap additive, like sodium lactate, that increased the hardness too much. Often, you can simply fix the mistake and rebatch your soap.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: How Do I Rebatch Hot Process Soap?

Have you ever wondered can you melt a bar of soap and remold? It can be tempting to just scrap a failed batch of soap and start over. If you feel the same, then you will definitely want to hear about rebatching soap. Whether you forgot an ingredient, a hot process soap rebatch is a great idea for you to try. Plus, rebatching your old soap is a fairly simple process. First, grate your old soap and put these pieces in a crock pot. Then, you will need to melt this down with water and whatever you wanted to include in these soaps. If you want a more detailed set of instructions, then you can look at a previous blog on How to Rebatch soap.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Why Is My Hot Process Soap Soft and Crumbly?

Also, there are a few reasons why your soap could turn out soft and crumbly. One reason could be that you have too many soft oils and need more hard oils added to the recipe. Also, it could be an issue of not having enough lye for the amount of liquid added. So, it is possible that you may need to formulate the recipe again, which can be made easier with the help of SoapCalc. If your recipe is fine, then you may just need to cook your soap a bit longer. Another option is that you could’ve accidentally added a soap ingredient twice. While you may have a missing ingredient or need to add some different ingredients, it is okay because you should be able to rebatch and save the soap.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Why Is My Hot Process Soap So Soft? I Did Everything Right and It Is Still Soft.

When you first unmold and cut your hp soap, it may be softer than you like. It is common to be a little soft initially for hot process soaps. However, the soap will harden as it cures. Although the soap is safe to use, the bars after about a week, they may still be too soft. For hard soaps, we suggest allowing your soap to cure for 3-4 weeks.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Just Ask UsCommon Hot Process Soap Questions: Just Ask Us!

We hope that you were able to learn something interesting about hot process soap making! If you have any other questions or concerns about the hp soap-making method, then reach out and ask us. We are available in the Natures Garden store, on the phone, and on social media. You can reach out to us on the NG Facebook page, Twitter (@ngscents), or Instagram (@ngscents). Have fun soaping and we wish you the very best!

Jun
26

Soap Making Terms


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Soap Making Terms

If you want to learn about different soaping methods and get help for potential problems, then it helps to know common soap making terms. Whether you are a beginner or experienced, you are likely to come across something new with your batches at least once. So, we are here to help you understand what to do and how to solve any soap-making issues.

Soap Making Terms: How Much Fragrance Oil Can I Add to Soap?

While you should always check the usage rate for each individual fragrance, the maximum that we recommend is 5%. Sometimes you can a scent where the IFRA sheet allows more and you can do more if you’d like. After you know the usage rate, you just need to do some simple multiplication to figure out how much scent you need.

Formula: Weight of Soap x Usage Rate = Weight of Fragrance Oil
Example: 912 grams of soap x 0.05 (which is a 5% usage rate) = 45.6 grams of fragrance

Soap Making Terms: Why Did My Soap Turn Brown?

Often fragrance oils that contains a high amount of Vaniilin will turn soap brown. Also, the color will be a darker brown with scented oils with higher amounts of Vanillin. We can use Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to reduce these effects and still use the scent. Since this ingredient is added to provide a vanilla scent, strong vanilla fragrance oils will almost always turn soap brown without the color stabilizer.

Soap Making Terms: Can I Use Essential Oils in Soap Making?

Yes, essential oils can be used to scent soap. We find that essential oils hold up better in MP soap than in soap made from scratch. This is because the saponification process can cook off the essential oil, which doesn’t have middle notes to anchor the scent. You may have some scent after the soaps cure, but it won’t be as strong as it is in MP soap.

Soap Making Terms: How Much Essential Oil Can I Use in Soap?

This can be different for each essential oil, so you will need to check the IFRA sheet for the usage rate. Then, you can figure out how much you need using the same method as you would for fragrance oils.

Soap Making Terms: How Do You Make Soap White?

You can add titanium dioxide to soaps to make them white. In fact, many of our white soap bases use this ingredient. If you wanted, you could use this ingredient to turn your clear soaps to white.

Soap Making Terms: What is Melt and Pour Soap Making?Soap Making Terms: What is Melt and Pour Soap Making?

Another option for soap making is melt and pour soap. This method starts with a soap base that has already gone through the saponification process. So, you cut need to cut and melt the amount your need before you are ready to add colorants, fragrance, or herbs. Then, you can pour the melted soap into a mold and spray the top with rubbing alcohol. As soon as the soap is hardened, it is ready to use!

Soap Making Terms: How Much Melt and Pour Soap Will I Need for My Mold?

For each ounce by volume in your mold you will need 31 grams of soap. Say the soap mold will hold 16 ounces, you will need 496 grams of soap

Formula: Constant Value for Soap Needed to Fill Mold x Volume of Mold = Weight of Soap
Example:
31 grams per ounce x 16 ounce mold = 196 grams of MP soap

Soap Making Terms: How Long Should Melt and Pour Soap Stay in the Mold?

This can vary based on the size of soap you are creating. Smaller soaps will take less time compared to bigger soaps. Just make sure that they are hardened all the way before you remove them. Also, you should be able to feel that the mold is no longer warm to touch.

Soap Making Terms: How Do I Get My Melt and Pour Soap Out of the Mold?

While you should be able to hold your molds upside down and lightly push, sometimes they get stuck. If you place your soaps in the refrigerator for a short amount of time, this should make it easier for you to remove your mp soap.

Soap Making Terms: How Do I Get Fingerprints Off My Melt and Pour Soap?

Sometimes when you are removing your soaps from the mold, you can transfer a fingerprint. Just use some rubbing alcohol to dampen a cotton swab and  gently swab the fingerprint. It should begin to fade as you do this.

Soap Making Terms: Can Melt and Pour Soap Be Used Right Away?

Of course! The saponification process is already complete before you get your soap base. So, there is no active lye to worry about. This means that you can use your soaps as soon as they harden.

Soap Making Terms: Why Is My Melt and Pour Soap Sweating?

There are a few reasons why your soap would sweat. First, it could be due to adding too much oil. Whether it is fragrance oil or carrier oil, the soap can only hold on to so much before the oil begins to leak out to create beads on the surface. More often, it is due to the soap drawing moisture from the air. Since your soap base uses vegetable glycerin, a humectant, it will draw moisture to it. Although this is great for you skin, it can lead to your soap sweating . However, you can prevent the latter by wrapping your soap as soon as it comes out of the mold. This way it can’t pull moisture from the air.

 

Soap Making Terms: What is Hot Process Soap Making?Soap Making Terms: What is Hot Process Soap Making?

Another way to make soap from scratch is hot process soap. This process is very similar to cold process soapmaking. However, in this method you will have a heat source to speed up the saponification process. You can use a crock pot or stove top to heat your soap mixture. After, you can technically use the bars immediately. However, letting them cure a week will provide you with harder, milder bars.

Soap Making Terms: Does Natures Garden Offer Any Hot Process Soap Recipes with Shea Butter?

Yes, we have a few! For example, we have our Manly Soap Recipe, the Beard Soap Recipe, and more that you can find under the Hot Process Soap Recipes page!

Soap Making Terms: How Long Do You Have to Wait to Use Hot Process Soap?

Yes. Although you don’t have to wait as long for your soaps to cure, there is still some lye left that needs to react. Typically, you will need to wait 1-2 week(s) before using your hp soap.

Soap Making Terms: What Does Rebatch Mean?

If you want to redo a soap batch or add more ingredients, then this is a great idea for you! It is common to rebatch to correct issues like seizing or forgotten ingredients. Also, this can be done to add ingredients that wouldn’t react well during the saponification process, like natural exfoliates or essential oils. First, take the soaps that you aren’t necessarily pleased with and grate them into pieces. Place these pieces in a crock pot and melt them with milk, water, or another liquid to prevent scotching. Also, add any additional oils that you want in these soaps. Allow you batch to reheat for one hour at which point it will by thick. After, add the color, scent, and herbs before scooping this soap into a mold.

Soap Making Terms: What is Cold Process Soap Making?Soap Making Terms: What is Cold Process Soap Making?

This process is one of a few that are refereed to as making soap from scratch because in uses water, lye, and oils to create bars of soap. Another key characteristic of this method is that you don’t need outside heat, as the lye provide enough heat for saponification. Once trace occurs, you are able to add colorants, scented oils, and herbs can be added at this point. After 24 hours, you can remove the soap from the mold and cut. However, you must let your soap cure for a period of 4-6 weeks.

Soap Making Terms: What is Lye in Soap Making?

Lye is a caustic base that is a key component for soap, as it drives the saponification process. It is sometimes referred to as sodium hydroxide for bar soaps and potassium hydroxide for liquid soaps.

Soap Making Terms: What Does Saponification Mean?

This is the process of lye reacting with the oils/fats/butters to produce soap. Saponification will produce both the soap and the glycerin in the soap.

Soap Making Terms: What Does Cure Time Mean?

Cure time is the period where the soap finishes the soaponification process until there is no more active lye present in the bars.

Soap Making Terms: What Does the Term Trace Mean in Soap Making?

In soaping, trace is when the lye water and the oils/butters have been fully combined. You will know that you’ve hit trace because the batter will thicken to a pudding-like consistency. Also, you can check to see whether you are at trace by using a spatula to “trace” a line of soap in the batter. You will notice that the line will not immediately disappear and you can see a trace of the soap you drizzled in.

Soap Making Terms: What Does Light Trace Mean in Soap Making?

Light trace is the point right before your soap comes to trace. You will begin to see a trace, but it won’t stay for more than a few seconds. So, the batter is about to hit trace where it will be thick enough to see the soap for a bit longer.

Soap Making Terms: How Long Does It Take for Soap Batter to Get to Trace?

The time is takes to get to trace will vary between batches for a number of reasons. The ingredients in a recipe can lead to different times. Also, fragrance oils and some soap additives can accelerate or slow trace in your batch.

Soap Making Terms: What Does Seize Mean in Soap Making?

If your soap seizes, then it means that your soap has gone through saponification enough that the batter is beginning to turn from liquid to solid. While this isn’t bad on its own, it makes it impossible to pour soap that is still in the bowl. This hardening soap that hasn’t yet made it to the mold will be too thick to mix and, at best, will be chunky in the mold.

Soap Making Terms: Why Do I Have Lye Pockets in My Cold Process Soap?

If you use too much lye in your soap recipe, then you can
Lye pockets can form in cold process soap most often when too much lye is used. However, it could also be a recipe that wasn’t properly formulated, an oil was left out, the soap seized, or even when the lye solution was not fully mixed. If the lye was not completely saponified you can always rebatch the soap and hot process the soap adding additional oil. Also, it is possible that it could be used in recipes such as laundry soaps that can utilize soap with a higher pH level.

Soap Making Terms: Can I Change the Soap Making Recipes?

Unlike many other bath and body recipes, you can’t simply swap out oils in the Natures Garden formulated recipe. Each oil has a certain saponification value that determines how much lye it will react with. So, switching an oil could result in your batch being lye heavy. Even if you wait longer to cure, there won’t be enough oils to react with the lye and the bars will irritate the skin or even cause burning. Instead, use SoapCalc to determine what you would have to change to get the recipe that you want!

Soap Making Terms: Reach Out to UsSoap Making Terms: Reach Out to Us

If you have any other questions or concerns about soapmaking, then please reach out to us! One easy way to ask us something is on social media. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Have fun soaping!

 

Jun
19

Powerful Fragrance Oils


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Powerful Fragrance OilsPowerful Fragrance Oils

“What are some of your most powerful fragrance oils?” is a question that gets asked daily by our customers. Especially our first time buyers. With over 800 fragrance oils to choose from, and a good portion of those are incredibly strong, it was very hard to keep the list under 100! However, we have gathered a few of our most powerful fragrances oils that are not just strong, but are Nature’s Garden best sellers. These are the fragrances that will leave your room scented long after the candle has been blown out, or you have left your bathroom smelling sweet and fresh from a bath bomb, soap or lotion.  We hope the following fragrances will help inspire you to create some amazing smelling products for your family or customers!

 

Powerful Fragrance Oils: Fresh Brewed Coffee- World's Best Fragrance OilPowerful Fragrance Oils: Fresh Brewed Coffee- World’s Best Fragrance Oil

Nature’s Garden worked long and hard to find a true coffee fragrance that did not have any chocolate undertones to it. Fresh Brewed Coffee-World’s Best fragrance has wonderful effervescent coffee top notes, and incredible scent throw!  This fragrance is so strong; we suggest cutting back on the amount you use in your applications.  Also, please do not judge this fragrance out of the bottle. It may smell intimidating and a little scary, but we are sure you will be pleased with how amazing your products are going to smell.

Fresh Brewed Coffee-World’s Best performed very well in our cold process soap testing. There was no accelerating, ricing or separating. It did discolor to a light beige, which is a perfect color for coffee scented products! The scent cured nice and stayed true. This fragrance also had amazing hot and cold throw in our candle wax testing and air fresheners. Your house is sure to smell like a coffee shop with this fragrance oil!

We have a wonderfully, easy recipe that uses our Fresh Brewed Coffee-World’s Best. If you are looking for a new, fun soap recipe our Coffee Melt and Pour Soap Recipe is perfect! Using our Goat’s Milk Melt and Pour soap base, coffee grounds (for some amazing exfoliation), real coffee to give some natural color and of course our World’s Best, you will have an awesome coffee scrub soap that will leave your skin refreshed and soft and smelling good!

 

Powerful Fragrance Oils: Black Cherry Bomb Fragrance OilPowerful Fragrance Oils: Black Cherry Bomb Fragrance Oil

First, you have Black Cherry Fragrance Oil and then you have Black Cherry Bomb Fragrance Oil! This fragrance oil by Natures Garden will literally burn your nose hairs out..it’s so strong! Obviously, we are just kidding! Seriously though, it is incredibly strong and a best Nature’s Garden seller.  A delightful black cherry aroma that is not too sickening sweet.

This fragrance oil did awesome in our cold process soap testing. No ricing, separating, or acceleration! It had a perfect pour and the fragrance stayed nice and strong through it’s cure time! Black Cherry Bomb is a soaper’s dream! It also does amazing in all candle waxes and in air fresheners! Plus it made awesome bath and body products such as lotion and body sprays.

What better way to use Black Cherry Bomb fragrance oil than in an actual bomb? A bath bomb that is. This Black Cherry Bath Bomb is the bomb-diggity in bath and body products! Your bathroom will smell amazing and your skin will be soft and smooth after an awesome soak in a warm tub! This recipe is sure to be a must have in your line of products!

 

Powerful Fragrance Oils: Pumpkin Crunch Cake Fragrance OilPowerful Fragrance Oils: Pumpkin Crunch Cake Fragrance Oil

Take my word for it, you’re gonna love this fragrance oil by Natures Garden! This fragrance oil has the aroma of a favorite fall dessert. The smell of creamy pumpkin pie filling with rich Eagle Brand Milk; surrounded with freshly baked yellow cake, melted butter, pecans, and hints of spice. Burn this in a wax melt or in a candle, and people will be thinking you did some baking! This fragrance is so popular during the fall that we can barely keep it on the shelves!

Now, Nature’s Garden has some fragrances that are not body safe. Pumpkin Crunch Cake fragrance oil is one of a few that is strictly for candles and wax melts or in air fresheners. Don’t let that discourage you soap makers out there! This fragrance oil is worth using in some simple wax melts and we have a perfect recipe that you can try!

Pumpkin Clamshell Wax Tarts are adorable and easy to make! Using our Pillar of Bliss and some fun fall candle dye colors, and you have yourself some cute candy corn inspired wax melts to help get you into the fall-spirit! Mmmmm!

 

Powerful Fragrance Oils: Dragon's Blood Fragrance OilPowerful Fragrance Oils: Dragon’s Blood Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden smells just like the essential oil. Dragon’s blood truly has a smell all its own. The actual Dragon’s blood is a resin that is collected from a number of different plants and has long been used as a varnish, incense, dye and in medicine. However, our Dragon’s Blood Fragrance Oil is a Nature’s Garden best seller and is a perfect duplication of the incense or essential oil.

Dragon’s Blood did wonderfully in our cold process soap testing. No ricing, separating, or accelerating. It did discolor to a nice, light tan and the scent was still strong and true after its initial cure time. This fragrance oil also did amazing in candle testing and in air fresheners. Dragon’s Blood also did very well in all bath and body products.

 

Powerful Fragrance Oils: Green Irish Fragrance OilPowerful Fragrance Oils: Green Irish Fragrance Oil

Green Irish fragrance oil is perfect for anybody that loves a strong, fresh clean scent. It is actually one of my favorites! I could sniff it all day and not get tired of it! Spicy-sweet blend of French verbena and lemon, a green Florentine iris and violet leaves, and sublime notes of Mysore sandalwood and ambergris. This should be a definite addition to your men’s line of products, but we have quite a few reviews stating that it makes a good unisex fragrance. I know I like it!

Green Irish fragrance oil worked beautifully in cold process soap testing! No ricing, accelerating, or separating! A perfect fragrance to work with if you want to add some color or swirls to your soaps. It did discolor to a light lavender, but adding soap colorant, micas or even a natural colorant would help cover it up. The scent retention stayed wonderfully strong throughout its cure time. This fragrance had amazing hot and cold throws in our candle wax testing. It also made wonderful air fresheners and did very well in all other bath and body products.

 

Powerful Fragrance Oils: Margarita Fragrance OilPowerful Fragrance Oils: Margarita Fragrance Oil

Margarita Fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a fresh lime fragrance with hints of lemon rinds and fresh greenery. This fragrance oil has high levels of essential oil of lime for a true-to-name aroma. This is a perfect summertime fragrance! I know this scent makes me thirsty the minute I get a whiff! Either for lemonade or an actual Margarita would be nice!

During our cold process soap testing, Margarita Fragrance Oil did amazing! A perfect pour with no ricing, accelerating, or separating and no discoloring! The scent stayed strong and yummy throughout the cure time! Margarita also did very well in candle wax testing, air fresheners and in all bath and body products!

Sugar and salt scrubs are very popular nowadays. They are truly easy to make and they will leave your skin feeling soft, refreshed and clean afterward. Our Margarita Salt Scrub is a perfect example. Most margaritas are served with a salted rim, so a salt scrub was the perfect recipe for the fragrance. This scrub has an amazing product in it, Sodium Cocoly Isothionate or SCI. This is a gentle, foaming surfactant made from coconut and is a must for soft skin. We also incorporated Dead Sea salt, vitamin E, mango and shea butters, and jojoba oil. Some amazing skin nourishing ingredients in this mighty yummy salt scrub! This would be a perfect summertime addition to your products!  If you are looking for the real thing, you can try one of these margarita recipes.

 

Powerful Fragrance Oils: Lavender Mint WOW Fragrance OilPowerful Fragrance Oils: Lavender Mint WOW Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a fabulously, well-balanced herbal blend of earthy lavender flowers and fresh peppermint and spearmint sprigs. Lavender Mint WOW is another fresh fragrance for a summertime line-up.

Lavender Mint WOW is another fragrance oil that is a cold process soaper’s dream! No ricing, accelerating, separation or discoloring with this oil! The smell was still going strong after its cure time. This fragrance also did very well in our candle wax testing, air fresheners and in other types of bath and body products!

 

Powerful Fragrance Oils: Leather Jacket Fragrance OilPowerful Fragrance Oils: Leather Jacket Fragrance Oil

You are not going to get any closer to a Leather Jacket smell unless you are wearing the real thing! Leather Jacket is spot on to a black, leather jacket you get in an expensive leather goods store. Crisp and clean is the thought that pops into my mind when I get a whiff of this!

Leather Jacket did amazing in our cold process testing. No ricing, accelerating, separating or discoloring. A perfect fragrance to work with if you like to get creative with colors or designs in your soaps. It also does very well in candle waxes, makes perfect air fresheners for your car and did well in other bath and body products!

 

Powerful Fragrance Oils: Stormy Nights Fragrance OilPowerful Fragrance Oils: Stormy Nights Fragrance Oil

Stormy Nights is another one of my all-time favorite fragrances! This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is an earthy, yet ozonic fragrance blend reminiscent of the way the night smells after a storm. This fragrance oil begins with top notes of ozone, fresh air, and white flowers; followed by middle notes of ylang ylang and tuberose and well balanced with base notes of patchouli and musk. Fresh, clean and electrifying!

This fragrance oil did perfect in our cold process soap testing. Once again, no ricing, separating, accelerating or discoloring. The scent stayed strong and fresh through its cure time. Stormy Nights also did amazing in candle waxes, air fresheners and in all bath and body products!

 

Powerful Fragrance Oils: Sweet Orange Chili Pepper Fragrance OilPowerful Fragrance Oils: Sweet Orange Chili Pepper Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the sassy, saucy combination of Valencia Orange, Sparkling Bergamot, Tangerine Zest, Tart Cassis, Orange Juice, Neroli, Ground Pepper, Fiery Chili Pepper, and Sheer Musk. Sweet Orange Chili Pepper is a Nature’s Garden original and a best seller!

This yummy fragrance oil did fairly well in cold process soap testing. We experienced some slight acceleration so soaping at room temperature is strongly suggested. However, there was no ricing, separating or discoloring to the soap. The scent stuck very well and stayed strong through the cure time. Sweet Orange Chili Pepper had wonderful hot and cold throws in candle making. It also made wonderful air fresheners and it worked well in all bath and body products.

With such a popular fragrance, we needed a recipe to go along with it. Nature’s Garden created Sweet Orange Chili Pepper Cold Process Soap Recipe. Our base soap recipe is helpful when creating the pretty red and orange swirls. There was no accelerating and it gave excellent time to do an in the pot swirl.

 

Powerful Fragrance Oils: Strawberry Passion Fragrance OilPowerful Fragrance Oils: Strawberry Passion Fragrance Oil

I know that most people think that strawberry may seem like a delicate, light fragrance to work with, but not Nature’s Garden Strawberry Passion! This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is an incredibly strong, rich ripened strawberry fragrance with bottom notes of cotton candy and French vanilla. Strawberry Passion fragrance oil will be a perfect summer addition and it will be sure to please those that like strawberries.

This fragrance did awesome in cold process soap testing. With no ricing, accelerating or separating, it was perfect to work with. However, it did discolor to a chocolate brown. In this case, if you are looking to keep your soap white, we suggest using Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help you out. Strawberry Passion also did very well in candle waxes with amazing hot and cold throws. It did equally well in air fresheners and in all bath and body products.

 

There you have it folks! Just a handful of some of our most powerful fragrances that Nature’s Garden has to offer. We feel that these fragrances would be amazing additions to any or all of your products that you have to offer. Since they are some of our best sellers and did amazing in all of our testings we are sure you will be pleased with the outcome!

If you are looking to show off any products you have made using Nature’s Garden ingredients, give us a shout out and show off your talents! You can find us on Facebook, Instagram (@ngscents) or on the Twitter (@ngscents). We also have a Show and Tell page on our website. Follow the link and upload a picture of your creation and let us know what Nature’s Garden product you used! We love hearing from our creative customers!

Jun
15

How To Make Soy Soap


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How To Make Soy SoapHow To Make Soy Soap

Today, I would like to share with you how to make Soy soap and why soy is a wonderful, beneficial ingredient to work with. One of the benefits of soy milk is that it hydrates the skin. Moisturizers containing soy milk extracts can make your skin soft and smooth. There have been studies done showing how products containing soy can have many positive effects on the skin. Soy-based moisturizers are perfect for combination skin. Dry skin can get hydrated while decreasing oiliness in other areas! Soy can have softening and smoothing effects while evening out skin tone.

Studies have also been done showing how soy can help in improving the appearance of aging skin, including diminishing fine lines and wrinkles. Soy is not only beneficial to your insides, but to your outsides as well!

 

How To Make Soy Soap: What is Melt and Pour SoapHow To Make Soy Soap: What is Melt and Pour Soap

If you are new to melt and pour soap making, you may be wondering what is melt and pour soap. To put it simply, melt and pour soap is a soap based product that is composed of 50% soap and 50% solvents. The soap and solvent balance is especially formulated to absorb additives, such as fragrances and soap colorants. Also, Nature’s Garden soap bases are created to be especially soothing for the skin. The melt and pour soap bases are made with no animal fats and they are not tested on animals. Another positive aspect of melt and pour soap is it’s ability to be melted and re-melted without losing any of its qualities.

Lastly, unlike cold process or hot process soap making, you can use your melt and pour soap right away! There is absolutely no cure time, which is  perfect for those that have no patience! If you are interested in learning more about melt and pour soap and their ingredients follow this link to our web page that will teach you even more!

How To Make Soy Soap: Benefits of Working With Melt and Pour SoapHow To Make Soy Soap: Benefits of Working With Melt and Pour Soap

If you are interested in learning how to make soap, Melt and Pour soap is always a good place to start. Creating your own luxurious soap has never been easier and it allows for the soap maker to really focus on the aesthetic that makes this soap their own.  A fun alternative to cold or hot process soap, melt and pour does not require the use of lye! Creating beautiful bathtime masterpieces is made safe and easy.

Nature’s Garden has nine types of soaps to work with! You can chose from Goat’s Milk, Honey,  Cocoa Butter, Oatmeal, Shea Butter, Clear glycerin, Hemp, Mango, SLS free and of course Soya Milk.  So many choices! Where do you start? Below, we have eight fun and easy melt and pour soap recipes that would be an awesome addition to your line of soaps. We are sure that you will find something to inspire you to create a beautiful bar of soap that your customers will love!

How To Make Soy Soap: What Is SoyaHow To Make Soy Soap: What Is Soya

Before we get started on our recipes, let’s discuss what soya is exactly. Soya Milk comes from, of course, soybeans. To create soya milk, dried soybeans are soaked and then ground into a puree. Once that is completed, the mixture is boiled and lastly, filtered to remove any insoluble residue. Those that are vegan, or vegetarian may know the original form as Tofu. A very popular substitution for meat. Soya Milk has become very popular throughout the world as a comparable substitution for those that are vegan or lactose intolerant.

Soya Milk is chock full of protein, riboflavins, vitamin B-12, fiber and isoflavins. Drinking soya milk can be beneficial for men and women. Studies have been done on the effects of drinking soya milk. These benefits range from helping with weight loss to easing the symptoms of women experiencing menopause to helping prevent prostrate cancer in men.

So now that we have the low-down on melt and pour soap, plus some interesting facts about soy milk, let’s start talking about our fun recipes for you to try!

 

How To Make Soy Soap: Rustic Tree Trunk Soap RecipeHow To Make Soy Soap: Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe

First recipe up is our Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe. This recipe is a fun soap to make for your men’s line of products. Using our Soya Milk melt and pour soap base and our round loaf soap mold, you will create a trunk-like soap scented with our very popular Cracklin’ Birch!  Cracklin Birch fragrance begins with top notes of bergamot, orange, and lemon; with middle notes of geranium, lily, and rose; and base notes of patchouli, vetiver, and tonka beans. A cozy, warm fragrance oil perfect for your outdoorsman!

How To Make Soy Soap: Solid Pink Salt Scrub RecipeHow To Make Soy Soap: Solid Pink Salt Scrub Recipe

Salt Soaps are incredibly popular in the soap world! This Solid Pink Salt Scrub has incorporated both types, course and fine ground, of our Himalayan Pink Salt in this recipe. Mined in the Himalayas, this salt is thought to be the purest on earth due to the fact that the sea beds were once protected by lava.  This gourmet salt is kosher, food grade, all natural, and organic compliant;  it has high levels of minerals. We’ve also added coconut oil, sunflower oil and sweet almond oil to this recipe. Your skin will be shiny clean, refreshed and smelling sweetly of our NG Sun and Sand fragrance oil. A beachy scent of florals and citrus, combining white flowers, bergamot, orange blossoms, ylang ylang, muguet lily, with a light musk base. Perfect for summertime!

How to Make Soy Soap: Butter Cream Cupcake Soap Recipe How to Make Soy Soap: Butter Cream Cupcake Soap Recipe

This Butter Cream Cupcake soap is a fun recipe to make with the kids! This recipe makes 10 little cupcakes that are perfect for little hands to help decorate! The whipped topping is simple to make also! Using the melt and pour and our Imagine Base you can try your cake decorating skills by piping on the topping with a piping bag or simply scoop the frosting onto the cupcakes in a fluffy mound! Top them off with some cake decorating sprinkles and you have a fun bath treat that the kids will love to use to make themselves clean and sweet-smelling! Of course we used our Buttercream cupcake fragrance oil that smells yummy enough to eat!

 

How To Make Soy Soap: Gummy Bear Soap RecipeHow To Make Soy Soap: Gummy Bear Soap Recipe

Up next we have another fun soap to make that the kids will love!  Our Gummy Bear Soap recipe uses both soya milk soap and SLS free Glycerin soap base. The SLS free glycerin soap is awesome to work with when you want your colors to pop and be bright and vivid! For the gummy bears, we have used a mold from Flexiblemolds.com. These molds are durable, and easy to work with!  The fragrance oil we chose is our Tropical Blast fragrance oil. This oil is a fresh tropical combination of pineapples, mango, papaya, coconut, and wild watermelon. A perfect, yummy summertime fragrance!

How To Make Soy Soap: Neapolitan Cupcake Soap RecipeHow To Make Soy Soap: Neapolitan Cupcake Soap Recipe

Our Neapolitan Cupcake Soap is a triple layered treat that is made similarly to the Butter Cream cupcake recipe. Using the same mold for the bottom half, you will create three yummy smelling layers that resemble the ever-popular Neapolitan Ice Cream. The first fragrance is Chocolate Fudge. A truly decadent, all things chocolate scent! Also, we have used some Cocoa powder in this layer. Not only will it help boost the chocolate scent, but it also is a perfect natural colorant. We used Buttercream cupcake for the vanilla layer of the soap. Lastly, we chose our mouth-watering Strawberry Preserves for the strawberry layer. Lastly we used Buttercream cupcake for the vanilla layer of the soap. This is a true scent of strawberries and sugar! To create the frosting, you will whip some Imagine Soap Base and melted soya soap melt and pour together.  You can either pipe the frosting on or place some fluffy dollops with a spoon. Top off your soapcakes with a fun cherry on top to complete the look!

How To Make Soy Soap: Ghost Soap RecipeHow To Make Soy Soap: Ghost Soap Recipe

There is always a need for some fun Halloween recipes to have in your arsenal! For our Ghost Soap, we have used three different types of soap in this recipe. To achieve a true, solid black color, the base of the soap is made with Diamond Clear Melt and Pour soap base.  For the Ghost part, we used Whipped Soap Base and Soya Soap Base. Also, you will notice that we added some Vegetable Glycerin to those two soap bases. Vegetable Glycerin is useful in soapmaking when you are looking for some flexibility to your designs. Our fragrance of choice for this soap is our Alien Princess Fragrance oil which is wonderful duplication of Thierry Mugler’s Alien for Women. This scent has notes of bright melon and sparkling mandarin are mixed with orange blossom, star jasmine, and rose along with a woody base that is supplemented by vanilla and musk.

 

How To Make Soy Soap: Soap Frosting RecipeHow To Make Soy Soap: Soap Frosting Recipe

Do you need a quick topping for a soap that may look a little rough on top? Or maybe you just need a simple finishing touch to a soapcake creation. Our Soap frosting recipe is a perfect go to recipe whether it’s a melt and pour soap or a cold process creation! We use melt and pour soap base along with some Whipped Soap Base and vegetable glycerin. Once whipped into a frosting like consistancy, you can either pipe the soap frosting on or add simple, soap dollops using a spoon. However you choose to decorate your soaps, this soap frosting recipe is a definite keeper!

 

How To Make Soy Soap: Independence Day Soap Recipe

Last, but certainly not least, is our newest addition to the Soya Milk soap melt and pour recipes. Our Independence Day soap is out just in time for the Fourth of July! This fun, four layered soap is a perfect patriotic addition for the summertime! For the red and white layers we used, Diamond Clear melt and pour, plus our Soya Milk melt and pour. To top this soap off, we added fluffy whipped soap along with red star embeds and curly blue “fireworks”.  The finishing touch for this soap was a sprinkling of blue colored Dead Sea Salt to give it a sparkly finish! How cute and festive is this soap? We chose our very patriotic Independent fragrance oil. This unique complex fragrance starts with refreshing crisp citrus notes of fresh orange slices, lime, and lemon zests;  middle notes of tulip and daffodil,  well-rounded with a smooth musky background.

Soy RecipesSoy Recipes

We talked about how good using soy in your diet can be beneficial both inside and out. Well, we helped you out with finding fun soya soap recipes. How about some recipes that use soy based ingredients? From baked goods, entrees and smoothies or milkshakes, follow this link to Soyconnection.com to see how you can incorporate soy into your diet!

So that’s all we have today on soya melt and pour soap. We hope you enjoyed reading on all the different ways you can use our skin happy melt and pour soap base. We at Nature’s Garden are here for you anytime you need a question answered about a product or even help in getting some inspiration to create new products! Give us a call anytime or find us on social media! Look for us on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents) or even Instagram (@ngscents) and we will help you out to the best of our abilities!

 

Jun
11

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making


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Natural Exfoliants for Soap MakingNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making

If you want some tips on how to make homemade soap that exfoliates, then you are going to want to check out our list of natural exfoliants for soap making. Whether you are looking for a delicate face scrub or an effective foot scrub, we have the soap making supplies that you need for your handmade soap! These herbal ingredients are great soap supplies because they are natural and have great benefits for the skin!

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: What is an Exfoliator?

We know that an exfoliant is an ingredient that some bath and body products have, but what does it do? Well, these exfoliating products contain an ingredient or two that makes them more scrubby. This means that the product will be able to help remove grime and dead skin cells. Basically, an exfoliant is just another way to say skin scrubber! It removes that outer layer of bad stuff that would just get in the way and it leaves the living cells fresh and open for your skin loving bath and body products.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Cosmetic ClaysNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Cosmetic Clays

If you are looking for a gentle and sensitive way to exfoliate your skin, then a cosmetic clay is the way to go. Plus, clay powder is safe to use in facial recipes, as it is gentle enough to care for your face.  So, anyone wondering “How to exfoliate dry skin on face?” should know that this is a great option! These wonderful ingredients are perfect homemade soap making supplies for removing dead skin without causing any harm. After the dead skin is moved out of the way, your product will be able to nourish the new layers below. 

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Bentonite Clay Powder

First, we have the lovely Bentonite Clay Powder for your all natural homemade soap recipes. Not only is this cosmetic clay a light exfoliant, but it is great for helping your soap glide. This glide is due to the slippery texture this soapmaking clay gets when its wet. One soap that benefited from this property was the Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe, which uses an abundance of different clays to swirl the melt and pour soap.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Rhassoul Clay PowderNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Rhassoul Clay Powder

Another great choice for your soap-making is the Rhassoul Clay Powder. This clay is full of skin-loving minerals and is perfect for helping to cleanse the skin. We used this cosmetic clay in our own recipe, which is the Chamomile Clay Soap Recipe.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Dead Sea Clay PowderNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Dead Sea Clay Powder

Next, you could try out the Dead Sea Clay Powder in your soap recipes. This cosmetic clay is amazing for the skin, as it exfoliates dead skin as well as helps to remove toxins. Further, this soap-making ingredient is full of vitamins and minerals that provide your skin with nourishment. We included this clay in the Mechanics Soap Recipe.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Kaolin White Clay PowderNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Kaolin White Clay Powder

If you have sensitive skin, then Kaolin White Clay Powder is perfect for you. This cosmetic clay is gentle is perfect for removing toxins and dead skin from your body. We used this gentle clay in our Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe, but you can use this ingredient in any kind of bar soap and many kinds of natural cosmetics.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Red Moroccan Clay PowderNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Red Moroccan Clay Powder

Also, you can try out our Red Moroccan Clay Powder. This cosmetic clay is one of the purest forms of clay ever found. Not only does it gently exfoliate, but this cosmetic herb is able to remove toxins from the skin and moisturize! So, this is an amazing ingredient to add to home made soaps.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: French Green Clay PowderNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: French Green Clay Powder

The French Green Clay Powder is most commonly used by health professionals and spas for treating skin conditions, nourishing the skin, and removing impurities. Much of the nutrients for your skin comes from the composition of the clay, which is partially plant material. So, this clay is wonderful for skin care and nourishment.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Rose Clay PowderNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Rose Clay Powder

Pink Clay, or Rose Clay Powder, is another gentle cosmetic clay that contains kaolin, so it is perfect for caring for sensitive skin. Plus, this soaping ingredient is useful for exfoliation, drawing out toxins, and reducing irritation and inflammation. Further, this pretty clay adds a gorgeous, natural color to your homemade soaps.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Whole Flowers and HerbsNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Whole Flowers and Herbs

There are many herbs that you can use to exfoliate your body. Some are more on the abrasive side and others are more delicate, but they all can be used to remove the outer layer of junk on your skin that you just don’t need. Although you can find all of the herbs you need under the Herbs & Spices tab of the NG site, we would like to share some of our favorite herbs to use as exfoliants in our homemade bath and body recipes. Depending on certain properties, like hardness, the exfoliating herbs may have different levels of effectiveness.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Poppy Seeds Whole

On great herb that you can use to create strong scrubs is the Poppy Seeds Whole. These seeds are hard enough to get a good scrub, which is perfect for feet and hands. Also, many people prefer this to salt for their more abrasive scrub recipes because you can use less and get similar results. This means less scrubby feeling with the same benefits. If you want to try this herb in soaps, then check out our Peppered Poppy Seed Cold Process Soap Recipe.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Juniper Berries Whole

Another fun herb that you can add to your homemade soaps is Juniper Berries Whole. These seeds are similar to the poppy seeds in abrasiveness, but they are a bit larger. The size can be used for a different appearance or to increase the exfoliation slightly. While the poppy seeds have a hard protective shell, these larger berries are hard and will be able to exfoliate a bit better. You could use this herb in your feet scrubs instead, or you could even add some of these berries to a recipe that used poppy seeds, too.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Calendula Flowers Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Calendula Flowers

Also, you can use Calendula Flowers in your handcrafted soaps for a lovely, light exfoliant. This is perfect for providing a lighter exfoliation for the body. Plus, this herb has some added benefits of nutrients that are useful for nourishing the skin. We used this lovely herb in our Calendula Swirl Soap Recipe, which is both for decoration and to provide a soft exfoliation for the body.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Lavender Flowers WholeNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Lavender Flowers Whole

Next, we have a fragrant herb that is great for exfoliation, which is the delightful Lavender Flowers Whole. These flower buds provide a more gentle exfoliation that would be perfect for the body. So, your body will feel and smell great! We included this lovely herb in our own recipes like the Lavender Luxury Cold Process Soap Recipe where we sprinkled Lavender Flowers Whole and Rose Petals Pink on top to provide a surface for exfoliation. Just note that incorporating this flower buds into your cold process soap recipes could result in the lavender turning a brown color. They are still good to use, but they may not match your colors.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Cosmetic SaltNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Fine Cosmetic Salt

Also, you can add on of our cosmetic salts to provide an exfoliant in your homemade soaps. These are on the abrasive side so be sure that you are using your soap on an area that is not sensitive. You can use Hawaiian Black Salt Fine Ground, Himalayan Pink Salt Fine Ground. or Dead Sea Salt High Minerals Fine Ground to add some nice exfoliating power to your homemade recipes. We have used fine ground salt in recipes like the Total Hot Man CP Soap Recipe and it turned out great!

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Ingredients from Around the HouseNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Ingredients from Around the House

While there are many wonderful cosmetic grade ingredients at Natures Garden that you can include in your home made soap recipes, there are some ingredients you can find around the house that are perfect for exfoliation. If you don’t have a specific herb in mind, then you might as well try out the idea with something from home. There are even some instances where these house hold ingredients pair perfectly with your fragrance oil. Take a look at our ideas for homemade exfoliants and see what you think!

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Oatmeal Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Oatmeal

One way that you can have a soap that exfoliates naturally is by adding oatmeal. Embedding a bit of this ingredient into your soap will help you to scrub dead skin and toxins from your skin. Plus, you can change the intensity of the scrubbing power by different amounts of grinding. This means that coarse ground oatmeal will be more scrubby than fine ground oatmeal, which would be very mild.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Coffee Grounds

Another way to naturally exfoliate is by adding fresh ground coffee to your recipe. We did this in our Coffee Melt and Pour Soap Recipe and it turned out great.  Not only do the coffee grounds provide some mild exfoliation power, but the scent blends beautifully with the fragrance oil. We included a Fresh Brewed Coffee Fragrance Oil along with the real coffee ground and was blown away by the authenticity of the scent.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Granulated Sugar Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Granulated Sugar

Next, you can use some granulated sugar in your various homemade soap recipes. While this ingredient won’t make your scrubs as abrasive as a salt scrub, the sugar is great for exfoliation! One melt and pour recipe idea we had with this ingredient is the Gumdrop Melt and Pour Soap Recipe, which make it lightly exfoliating and looking cute!

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Coconut FlakesNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Coconut Flakes

Another fun idea for exfoliants is using coconut flakes in your homemade soap recipes. This would be perfect for soaps that use tropical fragrance oils, like the Coconut Craziness Fragrance Oil or the Coco Mango Fragrance Oil. This natural exfoliant would pair perfectly with these scents to create a perfect tropical themed soap.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Natural LoofahNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Natural Loofah

Also, you can include your own loofah in your homemade soap recipes. This is perfect for creating homemade body soap. If you don’t have one yet, you could buy a Natural Loofah from the Natures Garden website. We included our loofahs in a few melt and pour soap ideas. Both the Loofah Honey Melt and Pour Soap Recipe and the Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap Recipe are great soap recipe for exfoliating dead skin while cleaning!

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: What are the Benefits of Exfoliating?Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: What are the Benefits of Exfoliating?

We have all heard what an exfoliator is and looked at different types exfoliation, but what is it good for? While you don’t want to exfoliate every day, doing it a couple times a week can have a lot of great benefits for your skin! This is useful for reducing blemishes, unclogging pores, solving ingrown hairs, and so much more! If you are interested in learning about these benefits and others in a bit more detail, then take a look at The Importance and Benefits Of Skin Exfoliation article by Truly Scrumptious Beauty!

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Find Us OnlineNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Find Us Online

If you want a few more ideas for exfoliants, then check out the list of Exfoliants In Soaps & Other Bath Products from our Exfoliant Class. Also, you can ask us any other questions that you may have about adding exfoliation to bath and body products. You can ask us in the store, on the phone, or online. If you want to reach out online, then I would suggest either Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents), or Instagram (@ngscents). Hope to hear from you soon!

Jun
08

Cocoa Butter Soap Recipes


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Cocoa Butter Soap RecipesCocoa Butter Soap Recipes

If you are wondering how to make homemade soap, then we may want to check out our cocoa butter soap recipes. These easy homemade soap recipes all use our Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap base and have detail instructions on how to recreate these soap recipes. Also, these recipes are perfect for any of our customers that are just looking for some inspiration. These inventive recipes are sure to get your creative juices flowing and ready for soap-making. Plus, we have some unique and fun soap recipes that may spark an idea for your own recipes. So, lets get started with these fun recipes for melt and pour soap wholesale.

Cocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap RecipeCocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap Recipe

First, we have a delicious loaf of soap that looks just like a dessert! So, if you are interested in making soap that both smell and look scrumptious, then this recipe will help you learn how to make dessert soaps. Our Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap Recipe uses melt and pour soap base and whipped soap base to create a rolled soap loaf that will have your mouth watering. Plus, this recipe includes real cocoa powder in the chocolate layer, which is perfect for adding a natural color that is authentic and this herb enhances the chocolate scent. Another fantastic point is that real chocolate includes cocoa butter and cocoa power, too. So, this loaf of soap will be that much more delicious!

Cocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance OilCocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil

Plus, this herb adds to the scent of the Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil, which starts with a rich dark chocolate aroma that intertwines with the freshly ripened raspberry notes for the fragrance signature. Then, the Green tones create a natural appeal for the overall character, while a generous base of velvet musk and sweet vanilla completes this delicious scent. Not only is this scent absolutely scrumptious, but this delightful aroma is a perfect match for our yummy soap recipe. 

Cocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Christmas Bath Cookies RecipeCocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Christmas Bath Cookies Recipe

Next, we have a simple and fun bath and body recipe! Anyone that has made Christmas cookies around the holidays will know how much joy they bring. So, we wanted to take this wonderful energy and create the delightful Christmas Bath Cookies Recipe, which is basically a super fizzy bath bomb recipe. Plus, this recipe uses herbs, kaolin clay, and skin-loving oils to create a recipe that will really care for your kin. Plus, you will use your hands to form cookie shapes. This means that you aren’t going to need a soap mold. Then, the melt and pour soap is used to frost the top of this sugar cookie bath product, which you can top with festive sprinkles. Such a simple recipe that is perfect for anyone looking for easy homemade soap recipes!

Cocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Christmas Cookies Fragrance OilCocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Christmas Cookies Fragrance Oil

Appropriately, our Christmas cookie bath fizzies were scented with the Christmas Cookies Fragrance Oil. In fact, we were inspired by the tasty aroma of this fragrance to create something that was fun and yummy. There’s nothing more fun on Christmas than festive cookies fresh from the oven. Our fragrance captures the essence of this moment with an aroma that smells just like a freshly-baked batch of buttery Christmas Cookies that is decorated with sweet vanilla frosting. It is just such a perfect cookie aroma for this bath recipe!

Pistachio Pudding Soap RecipeCocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Pistachio Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Also, you can use this melt and pour soap base to create some delicious dessert soaps. We used the cocoa butter melt and pour soap along with diamond clear and a whipped soap base to make our Pistachio Melt and Pour Soap Recipe. We used some melt and pour soap to create layers that perfectly matched a real slice of pistachio pudding!

Cocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Pistachio Pudding Cake Fragrance OilCocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Pistachio Pudding Cake Fragrance Oil

For this super cute recipe we used the delicious scent of Pistachio Pudding Cake Fragrance Oil.  This fragrance has the aroma of pistachio nuts, almonds, sweet honey, heliotrope, and creamy vanilla custard. So, you can have a melt and pour soap recipe that smells and looks just like the real thing!

Cherry Chocolate Soap RecipeCocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe

Next, we have a cherry chocolate soap recipe that is perfect for creating cute little guest soaps that are sure to start a conversation. These soaps are unique and scrumptious. The scent of the strong cherry fragrance mixed with the true chocolate scent of cocoa powder makes for an unforgettable soap that you are sure to love!

Cocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Cherry Fragrance OilCocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Cherry Fragrance Oil

Another reason why this recipe is so delicious is because of the Cherry Fragrance Oil! Anyone that enjoys cherries is going to adore this fragrance, as it has the undeniable aroma fresh tart red cherries. Plus, it is very strong!

Cocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Swirled Melt and Pour Soap RecipeCocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Another on of our fun and easy homemade soap recipes is the Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe. If you have ever wanted to swirl melt and pour soap, then you know that it can be hard! While cold process soap can be used to create some gorgeous swirls, melt and pour sometimes blends instead of swirling.

But, have no fear because there is a trick for swirling melt soap that is fairly simple. All you have to do is add cosmetic clay to you soap and they will allow you to create pretty swirled soaps! We included rose clay, which is referred to as pink clay, and kaolin clay because they are both gentle, skin loving clays. Plus, we used Cocoa Powder as a natural colorant and to add to the chocolate scent of the fragrance oil. This is a fun soap recipe to create and you can even use this swirling technique in your other melt and pour soap recipes!

Cocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Chocolate Covered Strawberries Fragrance OilCocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Chocolate Covered Strawberries Fragrance Oil

Another great scent to add to your soap making supplies is this aroma blend of sweet, juicy strawberry and decadent chocolate. This delicious blend is a great Valentines day scent, but would be perfect for all year round, too. Our Chocolate Covered Strawberries Fragrance Oil has hints of orange liquor that  are used to accent the sweet fruity tones of this luscious dessert scent. Then, the juicy red strawberry scent is blended with a creamy milk chocolate aroma, sweet vanilla creme, and rich maple combine to create a decadent dessert scent.

Cocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Vanilla Sugar Scrub Cubes RecipeCocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Vanilla Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe

Next, we have a soap making recipe that would be perfect to use for guest soaps. They are big enough to last a few washes and the batch makes a whole bunch, so you will be all set for hosting! Our Vanilla Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe creates about 24 little bars of soap that will really care for the skin. We included ingredients that are sure to help care for the skin. We added sugar to exfoliate the skin and luscious oil to moisturize, too. Furthermore, the strong aroma of true vanilla powder is perfect for heightening the scent of the fragrance oil.

Cocoa Butter Soap Recipes: NG Warm Vanilla & Sugar Type Fragrance OilCocoa Butter Soap Recipes: NG Warm Vanilla & Sugar Type Fragrance Oil

The NG Warm Vanilla & Sugar Type Fragrance Oil is another one of our fabulous fragrance oils! This sweet scent blends perfectly with the aroma of the added vanilla powder as it is a warm aroma of vanilla with a musky background notes. This oil scent is a lovely blend that is simple and sweet.

Cocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Beet Root Facial Soap RecipeCocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Beet Root Facial Soap Recipe

Another great recipe that uses Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap is the Beet Root Facial Soap Recipe. Since this soap base is moisturizing and full of great ingredients, it is safe to use on the face. Another important part about this recipe is that it is unscented, as fragrance oils may lead to break outs on the face. So, this lovely soap recipe is perfect for getting  squeaky clean while caring for you skin.

Cocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Macaroon Melt and Pour Soap RecipeCocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Macaroon Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Next, we have a soap that look like macaroons! These yummy treats come in so many different flavors, so you can mix up the coloring to create the type of macaron soap that you want! Also, you could even add color to the filling if you wanted. So, try out the yummy Macaroon Melt and Pour Soap Recipe! For each cookie we used a Mini Sugar Cookie Mold to create two colored cookies and filled them with fluffy whipped soap.

Cocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Almond Macaroon Fragrance OilCocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Almond Macaroon Fragrance Oil

In these bright macaroons we used the Almond Macaroon Fragrance Oil. If you wanted, you could scent each of your differently colored cookies with a different scent. However, we enjoyed this tasty almond cookie scent. The aroma starts with notes of sweet orange and toasted almonds. Next, the scent carries a bakery aroma with warm cookie and toasted nut. Lastly, the base of this scent is a Vanilla bean, which sweetens the cookie tones and finishes the gourmand treat.

Cocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Soap Frosting RecipeCocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Soap Frosting Recipe

Another great way that you can use make and pour soap base is the Soap Frosting Recipe. This fun recipe allows you to create a whipped frosting that can be used for all kinds of dessert recipes. Whether you want to create a soap cupcake, frosted cookie soap, or make a fluffy filling, this recipe is perfect! Plus, you can switch out the cocoa butter soap base with any of your favorite MP soap types.

Cocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Buttercream Fragrance OilCocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Buttercream Fragrance Oil

Since this recipe is used to make a white frosting, we decided to use our Buttercream Fragrance Oil. This fragrance has an aroma that is a sweet, creamy buttercream frosting with a touch of vanilla. While this sweet dessert scent is perfect for creating frosting, you can change the scent to match your own recipes.

Cocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Chocolate Dipped Bath Fizzies RecipeCocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Chocolate Dipped Bath Fizzies Recipe

This next melt and pour soap recipe reminds me of those yummy cake pops! Moist, fluffy cake surrounded by smooth, rich chocolate all bit sized and on a stick. If you want to learn how to make soap cake pops, then this may be a good recipe to start with! Later, you could use this idea to create all kinds of cute cake pop soaps. So, try out our Chocolate Dipped Bath Fizzies Recipe! We used a silicone soap mold and lollipop sticks to create little soap bars that look just like a bite sized cake. Such a simple recipe that will leave you with some fantastic melt and pour soaps.

Cocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Chocolate Lovers Type Fragrance OilCocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Chocolate Lovers Type Fragrance Oil

If you love chocolate, then this next soap making fragrance is perfect for you! This is a complex and delicious scent that will having you inspired to create soap beautiful homemade soaps. The Chocolate Lovers Type Fragrance Oil is a combination of lemon, orange, bergamot and mandarin top notes. Then, notes of lily of the valley and coriander are added to unmistakable notes of sweet chocolate, which is enveloped in warm vanilla and musk. Such a gorgeously complex chocolate scent oil.

Cocoa Butter Soap Recipes: What's a Cake PopCocoa Butter Soap Recipes: What’s a Cake Pop

If you have never made or eaten a cake pop, then you may be thinking “What is a Cake Pop?” They are a bit sized cakes that are surrounded by frosting and on a convenient stick. Divas Can Cook has a great recipe for creating Cake Pops. If you are interested, check out their recipe How to Make Cake Pops … Easily!!! There are tips for beginners and a full recipe to create these little cake treats!

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You hope that you have found some melt and pour soap recipes that you enjoy! If you have any questions or run into any problems, then you can reach out to use at Natures Garden. Of course, you can always stop in or call the the store during business hours. Additionally, you can reach out to us on social media. We are on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents), and Instagram (@ngscents). Also, these would be perfect places to share with us your favorite recipes or even your own creations. We hope to hear from you soon!

Jun
01

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe


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Cherry Chocolate Soap RecipeCherry Chocolate Soap Recipe

Nature’s Garden has a new soap recipe on the block! Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe is an adorable way to show off your talents as a soap maker! We have used 2 different types of melt and pour soap to make these adorable little bath treats; Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap and Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap. We have also incorporated some Organic Cocoa Powder to give the soap its rich, chocolate color and scent! Of course, our Cherry Fragrance Oil, which smells exactly like a bowl full of sweet and tart cherries, was the perfect addition to this yummy soap!

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: What is Melt and Pour?

Before we get started on our recipe, let’s talk a little about melt and pour soap base. To start off, Melt and Pour is a soap base made with all basic ingredients that you will find in any type of soap. Vegetable glycerin, coconut oil, palm oil, sunflower oil, purified water, titanium dioxide. Nature’s Garden offers quite a selection of melt and pour soap base. Honey, cocoa butter, mango, oatmeal, hemp, soya, diamond clear, sls free, shea butter and goat’s milk. Melt and Pour soap is perfect for when you want to get creative with your soaps and don’t want to work with cold process soap. With melt and pour, there is no specific soaping temperature, no cure time and no lye to mess with!

When it comes to creating amazing soaps, you are only limited by your imagination. The possibilities are endless!  With Melt and Pour it’s a perfect way to start if you are beginning to learn about soaping. You can experiment with fragrances, colors and designs! Also using melt and pour, you will still get the feel of creating sweet smelling products for friends and family. 

One more positive thing when working with melt and pour, it is always consistent. When adding fragrances or colors to melt and pour, you should always get a positive outcome. There is no seizing, soap colorants will stay true and you always have perfect lather when you go to use your cool, new soap!

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Organic Cocoa Powder

Cocoa Powder in soap? You may scratch your head on that one, but cocoa powder has some amazing benefits to it. Using Cocoa Powder in skin products can help promote healthy skin tissues, firm and renew new skin cells and promote healthy cell development. Cocoa powder is packed with antioxidants and skin nourishing vitamins such as A, B1, B2, B3, C and E. Plus, minerals like magnesium, calcium, copper, and zinc! So drinking a hot chocolate can not only give your mood a healthy boost but also your skin and your immune system! I always knew eating chocolate was good for you! For more information on how awesome Cocoa Powder is in your products check out our Cocoa Powder class!

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Ingredients Available At Nature’s Garden

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment You’ll Need

  • Mixing Bowls
  • Mixing Spoons
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Hand Mixer
  • Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Microwave
  • Scale
  • Cherries Mold (flexiblemolds.com)

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Before You Get Started

Now it’s time to get started making these sweet bath time treats, but before you do it’s always important to clean and sanitize your work area, your equipment and all of your packaging materials. Also, prepare a bottle of rubbing alcohol with a sprayer on top. This is to help prevent air bubbles in your soaps. In addition, it is suggested that you wear gloves, protective clothing, and a hair net while preparing this recipe. Lastly, have all your ingredients and equipment handy. When creating recipes, it’s always good to have everything right where you need it to keep the process moving smoothly.

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Preparing Your Cherries

Your first step in creating the cherry chocolate soaps is making the cherries. Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Preparing Your CherriesFor this, you will need a Cherry mold. We are using the Cherries mold from Flexiblemolds.com. These molds are amazing to work with for both soaps and candles. They are durable, flexible and clean up in a snap!  So, go ahead and chop up your Diamond Clear melt and pour into chunks and add 150 grams to a microwavable safe bowl. Melt your soap in 30 second intervals, in the microwave, until melted. Then, once the soap is in a liquid state, add 6 grams of Cherry fragrance oil, 6 grams of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer and 2 drops of Tomato Red FUN Soap.

As a side note: we will only be adding Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to this part of the recipe. Cherry Fragrance Oil has a small percentage of vanillin it. Vanillin is an ingredient in some fragrance oils. It can cause your product to turn brown, so as a preventative measure we will be adding some Vanilla White.

Now, mix this well to incorporate the ingredients and to make sure the colorant is well distributed. You will want a nice, bright cherry red!

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for the Cherries

  • 150 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
  • 6 grams Cherry Fragrance Oil
  • 6 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
  • 2 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Pouring the CherriesCherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Pouring the Cherries

Next, pour the soap into the Cherries mold and allow to setup for at least an hour. Once they have cooled and hardened, you can remove the cherries from the mold and set them aside. These will be used later.

 

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Preparing the Bottom LayerCherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Preparing the Bottom Layer

Next, you will be preparing the bottom layer of the soap. Go ahead and chop up your Cocoa Butter melt and pour soap into chunks. Weigh out 45 grams into a microwavable bowl. Microwave this in 30 second bursts until the soap is at its liquid state. Now you will add 2 grams of Cherry Fragrance Oil. You will also add 3 drops of Brown Oxide and 6 drops of Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant. Mix these ingredients well. Your soap should have a nice dark, black-brown color to it.

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for Bottom Layer

  • 45 grams Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
  • 2 grams Cherry Fragrance Oil
  • 3 drops Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
  • 6 drops Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

 

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Pouring the Bottom LayerCherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Pouring the Bottom Layer

Now that our bottom layer batter is mixed well, you can pour the melted soap base into each cavity of the silicone mini muffin mold. This layer will only be 1/4 inch. So, you will only need to pour a small amount into each of the 12 cavities. When you have finished, give your soap a light spray with the rubbing alcohol. You will let this setup and cool before moving on.

 

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Preparing the Whipped Soap Layer Part 1Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Preparing the Whipped Soap Layer Part 1

The next step will be preparing the whipped topping layer. First, in a clean bowl, weigh out 145 grams of Whipped Soap. Then, add in 5 grams of Cocoa powder, 14 grams of Vegetable Glycerin and 13 grams of Cherry Fragrance Oil. You can now use the hand mixer and mix the whipped soap base into a frosting consistency.

 

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Preparing the Whipped Soap Layer Part 2Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Preparing the Whipped Soap Layer Part 2

The second part of the whipped soap will be the addition of some cocoa butter melt and pour soap. In a separate bowl, weigh out 145 grams of the cocoa butter melt and pour. In 30 second intervals, melt your soap until it is liquid. Then you can add this to the whipped soap base. Take your mixer and once again, whip until “frosting-like”.

 

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts Chocolate Whipped Soap Layer

  • 145 grams Whipped Soap Base
  • 145 grams Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Base
  • 5 grams Cocoa Powder
  • 14 grams Vegetable Glycerin
  • 13 grams Cherry Fragrance Oil

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Adding the Whipped Topping

Now that you have your “frosting” is ready, you will be topping off the cupcakes. Before you start, give the bottom layers of your soap another quick spritz of alcohol and then using a spoon, dollop your frosting on top, filling the remaining portion of the mold. Allow these to set up before removing from the mold. Once they are ready to remove, you can set them aside on a paper plate.

 

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Making the Red DrizzleCherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Making the Red Drizzle

So now our soaps are ready for decorating! We will be making the red drizzle in this step. In a clean bowl, weigh out 15 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour. As done in previous steps, melt the soap in 30 second intervals until it as its liquid state. Next, add in 2 drops of Tomato Red FUN Soap and mix well. You should have a nice, bright cherry red.

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for the Red Drizzles

  • 15 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
  • 2 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant

 

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Adding the Red DrizzleCherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Adding the Red Drizzle

Using a small spoon, drizzle the tops of your finished soap bottoms with the cherry red soap. No need to be fancy! You are going for a homemade look to these soaps! Since this drizzle will be acting as the “glue” for the cherries on top, it is important that you add the cherries before the drizzle sets up.

 

 

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Topping off with the CherriesCherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Topping off with the Cherries

So now you need to add the cherries we made earlier to the tops. Simply take 3 soap cherries and place on top of the red drizzled tops of your soap. As long as the red drizzle has not set up the cherries should adhere soap.

 

 

 

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Making the Chocolate DrizzleCherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Making the Chocolate Drizzle

Next up comes the chocolate drizzle. In another clean bowl, weigh out and melt 15 grams of Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap. Once it is liquid, add 3 drops of Brown Oxide FUN Soap and 1 drop of Black Oxide FUN Soap to create a nice, chocolate brown.

 

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for the Chocolate Drizzle

  • 15 grams Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Base
  • 3 drops Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
  • 1 drop Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Finishing With the Chocolate Drizzle

Just like you did with the red drizzle, take a spoon and drizzle your “chocolate” over the tops of your cherries.

 

 

 

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Your Finished Bath TreatCherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Your Finished Bath Treat

Allow your soaps to setup and now they are ready to use! These chocolate treats would look adorable wrapped up in little treat bag! They smell amazing and they look good enough to eat! You may have to attach a warning label that says they are not edible!

 

 

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Make Your Own Cherry Chocolate Cheesecakes

I don’t know about you, but these soaps made me want the real thing! So, I thought I would link you to our inspiration! This delicious dessert (yes I had to try it) was the reason for this soap recipe! These Black Forest Mini Cheesecakes are the real thing.  You can’t eat the chocolate cherry soap however, these treats you can eat! This recipe is super simple to make with cream cheese, chocolate graham crackers, chocolate chips and cherry pie filling. Next time you need to bring a dessert, consider these yummy little treats!

 Let Us Know What You’ve Been Making!

We hope your enjoyed Nature’s Garden fun new melt and pour soap recipe! You can get so creative with melt and pour soap! If you need some inspiration, check out our recipe box that is full of fun melt and pour soap recipes! We have a lot of fun recipes that are sure to get those creative gears going! If you have any kind of creations you would like to share, give us a shout out! Find us on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscnets) and Instagram (@ngscents) Show off what you made using Nature’s Garden products. Whether it’s one or 10, we love seeing what our customers are doing!

May
23

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe


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Pistachio Soap Making RecipePistachio Soap Making Recipe

If  you are looking for some fun soap-making ideas, then check out the Pistachio Soap Making Recipe by Natures Garden! Melt and pour soap is a fun way to create all kinds of unique soaps. Plus, melt and pour soaps are often easier to create compared to cold process soap recipes. This is because MP soap base is already made and the lye has completely reacted. The only thing you have to worry about is coming up with fun, unique melt and pour soap ideas. You can find recipes like this and other melt and pour soap recipes we’ve made to help you get inspired to create your own recipes as well as have some fun with melt-and-pour soap!

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Ingredients Available from Natures Garden

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
Pistachio Pudding Cake Fragrance Oil
Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Whipped Soap Base
Basic Square Mold Market Mold
Vegetable Glycerin
Orange Peel Cut and Sifted
Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
8 oz.  Clear Bullet Bottle
24/410 White Fine Mist Sprayer

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment

Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Rubbing Alcohol
Hand Mixer
Knife
Cutting Board
Microwave
Scale

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Sanitize and Prepare

Before you begin creating your soap, you will want to make sure that your equipment and work space are ready. So, clean off and sanitize a table or counter top that you can work on. Also, make sure that your equipment, including your microwave, is clean and ready to use. Another important preparation of Melt and Pour Soap is getting the spray bottle of rubbing alcohol ready to use. Finally, we would suggest that you wear gloves, protective clothing, and a hair net while preparing this recipe.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Graham Cracker Crust LayerPistachio Soap Making Recipe: Graham Cracker Crust Layer

First, we are going to create the Graham Cracker Crust Layer for our melt and pour soap. This will be the first layer that we will pour and it will be the bottom layer of our pistachio pudding soap. Also, you will want to get your soap mold ready before we begin melting this first layer. This way your soap won’t set up before you can get the mold ready.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Crust Layer’s Weights and Amounts

93 grams Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
4 grams Pistachio Pudding Cake Fragrance Oil
4 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
6 drops Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
2 drops Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Melting the Ingredients

Now, you are going to need to weigh the 95 grams of cocoa butter melt and pour soap base. Once you have your soap ready, you are going to use the microwave to melt you soap using 30 second intervals. You will need to check and stir to ensure that your soap doesn’t boil. Once your soap is in a liquid state you are ready to move on to the next step.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Adding the Fragrance Oil

After your soap has melted you are going to add the scented oil. So, weigh and mix in the 4 grams of Pistachio Pudding Cake Fragrance Oil. Also, you will need to add 4 grams of the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. This is because the fragrance oil may cause some discoloration in your soaps. So, we will use some color stabilizer to make sure that our soap stays looking bright and scrumptious. Once they are both added you will need to mix until they are fully incorporated.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Finishing the First LayerPistachio Soap Making Recipe: Finishing the First Layer

Next, we are going to add the FUN Soap Colorants to the melted soap. For this layer you are going to need 6 drops of the Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant and 2 drops of the Brown Soap Colorant to create the perfect graham cracker crust color. Once these pigments are fully mixed, then you are ready to pour this layer into the square soap mold. Also, remember to spray with rubbing alcohol after this layer has been poured. Once the crust layer has completely set up you are ready to work on creating the next layer.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: White Cream Cheese Layer

The Cream Cheese Layer is going to be the second portion you will need to create and pour. While this layer won’t have any color added, the rest of this layer will the same as the bottom crust layer. So, this next layer will be the same size and scent as the previous layer we created.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: White Layer’s Weights and Amounts

93 grams Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
4 grams Pistachio Pudding Cake Fragrance Oil
4 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Melting Your Soap

Next, you are going to heat the 93 grams of melt and pour soap. Again, you will want to use the microwave in 30 second intervals. Remember to mix your melting soap, which will help prevent boiling. After your soap base is melted, you are ready to add the scent and color stabilizer.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Scenting Your SoapPistachio Soap Making Recipe: Scenting Your Soap

Now that your soap is melted you are ready to add the fragrance oil! So, take 4 grams of the Pistachio Pudding Cake Fragrance Oil and stir it into your melted soap. Also, you will need to include 4 grams of the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to ensure that this layer stays uncolored. Otherwise, you could have some discoloration due to the Vanillin in this fragrance. Since this layer is meant to be a cream cheese color, it won’t look right if the fragrance discolors the soap.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Pouring the Soap

Then, you are going to pour the second layer into your square soap mold. Since you waited to mix this layer until the first layer has set up, you should be ready to pour this layer. First, lightly spray your crust layer with rubbing alcohol. This will help your layers stick to one another. Now you can pour this into the mold and lightly spray the top of this layer with rubbing alcohol to remove bubbles. Before moving on to the next step, allow this layer time to set up completely.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Green Pistachio LayerPistachio Soap Making Recipe: Green Pistachio Layer

Next, we are going to be creating the pistachio layer. This vivid green layer will be the same size as the other two layers, but it will be a different color and use a different kind of melt and pour soap base. But, this portion will be created using a similar process as before.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Green Layer’s Weights and Amounts

93 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
4 grams Pistachio Pudding Cake Fragrance Oil
4 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
2 drops Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Melting the Soap

Similarly, you are going to need to melt 93 grams of melt and pour soap. However, this layer will use Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap instead of the white soap base we have used before. This will provide a brighter appearance for the pistachio layer. Also, you will still need to melt this soap using 30 second intervals in the microwave and stirring between heating periods.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Adding the Fragrance OilPistachio Soap Making Recipe: Adding the Fragrance Oil

Next, we are going to be scenting the third layer of the dessert soap recipe. So, add 4 grams Pistachio Pudding Cake Fragrance Oil to your freshly melted soap. Also, we will need to include 4 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer because this fragrance oil has a slight discoloration. If we didn’t use a color stabilizer, then the soap may appear more dull or even slightly brown. While this wouldn’t hurt the cleanliness of the bar, it could make it look less like pistachio pudding.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Coloring and Pouring the Soap

Now you are going to be coloring your liquid soap. So, put two drops of the Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant into the soap. You will want to mix well to blend in the ingredients from the previous step. Once it looks like everything is evenly dispersed, you will need to pour this soap into your soap mold. Just remember to spray with rubbing alcohol before and after you pour this layer to make sure your layers stay together and to release air bubbles.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Whipped Topping LayerPistachio Soap Making Recipe: Whipped Topping Layer

Lastly, we are going to be creating and adding the topping to our pistachio pudding soap! This will include both the whipped cream fluffy and the toasted, sliced almonds. The whipped cream topping will be made with a whipped soap base. Also, we will use citrus peel herbs to stand in for the sliced almonds.

 

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Whipped Topping Layer’s Weights and Amounts

46 grams Whipped Soap Base
4 grams Pistachio Pudding Cake Fragrance Oil
46 grams Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Base
4 grams Vegetable Glycerin
4 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Scenting the Whipped Soap BasePistachio Soap Making Recipe: Scenting the Whipped Soap Base

First, you are going to need to measure 46 grams of the Whipped Soap Base into a large mixing bowl. Then, you will need to add in both 4 grams Pistachio Pudding Cake Fragrance Oil and 4 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Fluffing the Whipped Soap BasePistachio Soap Making Recipe: Fluffing the Whipped Soap Base

After the soap base has been scented, you are going to want to use a hand mixer to fluff your whipped soap base. This will serve to incorporate the scented oil, color stabilizer, and 4 grams Vegetable Glycerin to create a better texture for the top of your dessert soap. Once you mix everything together well, you can move on to the next step.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Adding the Melt and Pour SoapPistachio Soap Making Recipe: Adding the Melt and Pour Soap

Next, you are going to be adding the melt and pour soap base to your whipped soap. So, measure out 46 grams Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Base. Now you are going to need to melt your soap using 30 second intervals. Once your soap is melted, pour it all into your mixing bowl. After everything is in the bowl, use the hand mixer again to whip everything into a frosting consistency.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe:Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Frosting Your Pistachio Pudding

Now that your whipped topping is fluffy, you can add it to the tops of your soaps. We recommend that you work quickly because the soap is going to set up fast. First, quickly spray the tops of your soaps with rubbing alcohol. Then, take a spatula to spread the whipped soap frosting all over the tops of your bars.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Create and Sprinkle the Sliced AlmondsPistachio Soap Making Recipe: Create and Sprinkle the Sliced Almonds

Finally, you are read to sprinkle on the sliced almond topping. For this we are going to be using Orange Peel Cut and Sifted. as they look similar enough to the almonds on the pistachio pudding and look cute on the soaps. Now, your three soap bars are finished and as soon as your soaps set up you are ready to remove from molds and use!

 

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: How to Make Pistachio Pudding

If this scrumptious dessert soap has made you hungry, then you may want to check out our inspiration for this scrumptious melt and pour soap recipe. The Midnight Baker’s recipe for Pistachio Lush is perfect for creating some yummy pistachio pudding! Plus, it inspired some pretty cute soaps! There are video instructions as well as written instructions. So, you can choose the format that suits you best or even use both.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Reach Out to UsPistachio Soap Making Recipe: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you enjoyed both the pistachio pudding recipe and the soap that we were inspired to create! There are so many fun melt and pour soap ideas that you can get from looking at delicious food. If you enjoyed this recipe, then we would love to hear about it! An easy way to find us is on social media. We are on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents), and Instagram (@ngscents). Hope to hear from you soon and have fun with your melt and pour soap recipes!