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Sweet Orange Chili Pepper CP Soap Recipe

This hot soap is just too good to pass up!

For this recipe, we wanted to really knock it out of the box.  And, in the end, the whole Hot Soap theme really tied together nicely with the scent and color.  We could not be happier with the total package of this awesome soap and recipe.  In fact, our testing and end results were so amazing, we couldn’t even wait to share the cold process soap recipe, so you to can recreateyour very own hot soap.  Since, this cold process soap recipe makes approximately 4.5 pounds of  beautiful, creamy and rich lathering bars; we used the Mold Market Square Loaf Mold and have enough soap batter to achieve a nice and full heaped top to the soap.  This made for very hearty sized slices.

To scent the soap, we selected Sweet Orange Chili Pepper.  This fragrance oil qualifies as a hot soap scent candidate because it is one of Natures Garden’s top selling cold process soap scents.  Not only does this fragrance oil have a kick, but it also behaves.  This means it is a Perfect Pour, and the scent retention is hands down amazing in the cured bar of soap.  If you have yet to try this scent in soap, you are really missing out!

Sticking with the hot soap theme, we went with the additions of a bold red and vibrant orange color.  This was accomplished using the FUN soap colorant tomato red, and neon orange.  However, for these colors to truly dazzle, we decided that the colors should be added as swirls to a white soap base.  Now, although Sweet Orange Chili Pepper fragrance oil does not discolor, we wanted a clean white.  We attained this by adding titanium dioxide.

The red and orange colored batter was introduced to the white soap batter using the in the pot swirl technique.  We personally love using this method to create beautiful and flowing swirls in our finished soap bars.  But, don’t get overwhelmed, this hot soap is really easy to make; and in this blog post we will go over each step with pictures of our process included.

Now, before we get started, if you have never made cold process soap before; please read these two classes to familiarize yourself with the soap making process.  They are Basic CP Soap Making Class and Soap Making Safety Class.

If you have already soaped before, lets move on to the recipe and ingredients!

For the Lye Solution
517 grams of water
189 grams of lye
For your soaping ingredients
340 grams of Shea Butter
408 grams of Coconut Oil 76
122 grams of Sunflower Oil
136 grams of Rice Bran Oil
272 grams of Olive Oil-pomace
82 grams of Castor Oil
85 grams of Sweet Orange Chili Pepper Fragrance Oil
50 grams of Sodium Lactate
7 grams of Titanium Dioxide
6 grams of FUN Soap Colorant- Tomato Red
4 grams of FUN Soap Colorant- Neon Orange

As for other supplies that you will need in addition to the standard soaping supplies:  2 mixing bowls (1 for the red soap colorant, and 1 for the orange soap colorant) and a spatula (for the in the pot swirl technique).

So, now that you have everything that you need lets get our safety gear on and get started.

soap making safety gear

Next, make your lye solution.

making your lye solution

Then, weigh out and combine your soaping ingredients and melt.

melted soaping ingredients
Now, back to the lye solution.  Once it has cooled, add the sodium lactate.  Use your spatula to carefully stir this in.

adding sodium lactate

When your lye solution and soaping ingredients are within 5-10 degrees of each other, it is time to combine them together.

adding the lye solution to the soap ingredients
Then, stick blend for emulsion.

stick blending until emulsion
Now, get your two mixing bowls for the colorants.  To the first bowl, weigh out the tomato red soap colorant.  Then, to the second bowl, weigh out the neon orange soap colorant.

hot soap colorant
Next, add the fragrance oil to the soap batter and stick blend to incorporate.

scenting your hot soap

Then, get your soap batter, and place 400 grams into each soap colorant bowl.  To incorporate the orange soap colorant, stir this with a spoon.  To incorporate the red soap colorant, stick blend.  Once both colors are incorporated in their bowls, set them aside.

separating out soap batter for color
Moving quickly, to the remaining soap batter, add titanium dioxide.  Then, stick blend well to incorporate.

adding titanium dioxide to the soap batter

Now, bring the white soap batter over to your color soap bowls.  Then, drop some of the orange soap batter throughout the white soap.  Continue doing this until all of the orange soap is gone.  Repeat the same action with the red soap batter.

pouring the hot soap colors into the soap batter
Now, for the in the pot swirl:  Start by placing the spatula alongside the inside bottom edge of the bowl.  Then, come straight up the center.  When you reach the top, pick the spatula up.  Now, starting on one side, begin your swirls in a “s” pattern (using the spatula).  Repeat on the other side.

hot soap in the pot swirl

Next, carefully pour the soap batter into the mold.

pouring the hot soap
Once the mold has been filled, use the remaining batter to add a nice heaped topping.  You may need to wait a few minutes for the soap batter to thicken slightly before attempting this.  Then once all of the remaining soap has been heaped, insulate.  Please note:  You may want to insulate your soap using something that will not touch the top of the heaped soap.

one hot soap

After 24 hours, remove the soap from the mold.  Then, using your knife, slice the hot soap into bars.  Allow them to further cure before using.

That is it!  Your hot soap performs and smells fantastic.  Plus, you will have created the most beautiful swirls.  Enjoy!

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baby fragranceBedtime Bath Type Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Bedtime Bath Type Fragrance Oil is the perfect baby fragrance.  With its soft, soothing, and smooth aroma, this scent is great for night time bath and lotion products.  But, bedtime bath type fragrance does not only work in bath themed items, it also works great for relaxing candles, and peaceful air fresheners.  All in all, this baby fragrance helps everyone in the house unwind.  According to our customers, this scent is said to be quite lovely and wonderfully relaxing to everyone.  With this baby fragrance and its pleasant, dreamy aroma; this scent will bring a whole new level of calm to chaotic nighttime routines.

What does Bedtime Bath Type Fragrance Oil smell like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the soothing bedtime blend of mandarin, lavender and chamomile, neroli and lily of the valley.  Bottom notes of hay and musk.

How do our customers use Bedtime Bath Type Fragrance Oil?

For all of you candle crafters out there; this baby fragrance is used in soy blends, paraffin, soy, WOW, Joy, Gel, and palm waxes.  This fragrance is very comforting and has fabulously relaxing hot and cold scent throw.  This fragrance oil also works well for calming room fresheners, whether it is linen sprays, oil burners, or sachet beads.

For bath and body crafters, this fragrance is GREAT and has tons of uses!  The usage rate for this baby fragrance oil is 5%.  This amazing fragrance is used to make: solid lotion bars, bath bombs, body scrubs, spray lotions, bubble baths, melt and pour soaps, bath gels, shampoos, conditioners, and lotions.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this baby fragrance soaps like a dream.  In fact, many of our soaping clients say this fragrance even provides plenty of time for swirls.  Here are the official results:  Perfect Pour, no ricing, no acceleration, no discoloration, fragrance is great.

If you would like to use this fragrance in a fun bedtime bath product for kids, please click on this link to view Natures Gardens Crayon Soap Recipe.

original scentAphrodisiac Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Aphrodisiac Fragrance Oil is highly intoxicating and sexy to say the least. This mouthwatering and original scent is absolutely fantastic.  With its energizing aroma this fragrance is a must have; especially if you have an invigorating themed product line!  The perfect scent for a your home or work space, this original scent has it all.  One whiff and YOU ARE HOOKED!  This refreshing scent is a huge hit too!  Many of our customers give this scent one big thumbs up.

What does Aphrodisiac Fragrance Oil smell like?

An amazingly complex and energizing fragrance oil by Natures Garden.  Aphrodisiac begins with top notes of grapefruit, lemon, mandarin, and green tomato leaf; followed by middle notes of jasmine and dry base notes of eucalyptus and woods.  An NG Original Fragrance!  A Best Seller!

How do our customers use Aphrodisiac Fragrance Oil?

For candle crafters and home scenters; Aphrodisiac Fragrance Oil is used in Palm, Soy, soy blends, pillar of bliss, paraffin, Joy, and Gel waxes.  This original scent has incredible cold and hot scent throw.  This energizing fragrance oil also works extremely well for home deodorizing sprays, oil burners, aroma beads, smelly jellies, and even reed diffusers.

For bath and body crafters, this original fragrance is a must!  The usage rate for this fragrance oil is 5%.  This amazing fragrance is used to make: solid lotion bars, bath fizzies, sugar scrubs, bath gels, spray lotions, perfumes, melt and pour soaps, hair conditioners, body sprays, and whipped body butters.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance has very good scent retention.  Here are the official results: Awesome scent, nice and strong in cp soap, no ricing, no acceleration, no discoloration.

If you are looking for a great recipe using this original scent, please click on this link to view Natures Gardens Leopard Candle Recipe.

lemon scentLemon Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Lemon Fragrance Oil is truly a clean crisp scent.  This lemon scent is not overpowering, and leaves your home with that fresh, just cleaned aroma.  In fact, this lemon scent is so realistic; your home will smell like you spent all day cleaning it.  This lemon scent may just warrant a nice dinner out for all of your “hard work.”  With the spot on, realistic scent of freshly squeezed lemons your senses will feel revived and refreshed.  Plus, this lemon scent is a fabulous mood lifter, making it a great seller too!

What does Lemon Fragrance Oil smell like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the aroma of a freshly squeezed juicy lemon.

How do our customers use Lemon Fragrance Oil?

For anyone that is a candle crafter or home scenter; Lemon Fragrance Oil is used in all kinds of waxes including:  soy, paraffin, WOW, soy blends, palm, Joy, and Pillar of Bliss.  Lemon scent has a true lemon aroma that works incredibly well in hot and cold scent throw.  This fragrance oil is a perfect home scenting aroma; working well in home deodorizing products like room refreshing sprays, and linen sprays.  But, this fragrance can also be used in oil burners, aroma beads, and smelly jellies too.

For bath and body crafters, this fragrance is a must!  The usage rate for this fragrance oil is 5% for bath oils, soaps, and bath gels.  And, for lotions and perfumes, this lemon scent has a usage rate of 3%.  Also, it should be noted that Lemon Fragrance Oil contains .8% vanillin so vanilla white color stabilizer is something you may want to consider to help offset discoloration in the finished product.  This amazingly fresh fragrance is used to make homemade lotion bars, bath fizzes, sugar scrubs, whipped body butters, melt and pour soaps, bath gels, and even salt bars.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance had a very good scent retention.  Here are the official results:  Perfect Pour, no ricing, no acceleration, scent is true.  Slight discoloration.

candy scentDoodle Bug Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Are you looking for a fun, childhood scent that completely captures your fond memories of carefree times?  Or, maybe you are seeking that perfect candy scent to market your kiddy soap line?  Well, Doodle Bug is just that scent!  With the perfect combination of classic candy aromas, this candy scent is both nostalgic of childhood yet still rings true with aromatic notes kids still love today.

What does Doodle Bug Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

A fragrance oil by Natures Garden that takes you back in time to childhood.  When you didn’t know the definition of work; life was about playing and eating a bunch of candy.  An aroma that will allow you to visualize yourself being a young child with a cream soda dum dum sucker stuck in your hair, sitting at the picnic table eating a piece of watermelon.  Doodle Bug is a blend of cream soda, fresh watermelon slices, hubba bubba bubblegum, with a hint of new born baby.  An NG Original Fragrance! 

How Do Our Customers Use Doodle Bug Fragrance Oil?

For all of you candle crafters out there; this candy scent is used in Soy, soy blends, paraffin, Joy, WOW, palm, and Pillar of Bliss waxes.  This fragrance is strong and has no problems with scent throw.  Doodle Bug fragrance oil also works well in aroma beads and smelly jellies, or in electric tart burners.

For bath and body crafters, this fragrance is a big seller for teens and the little kiddies!  The usage rate for this candy scent is 5%.  Doodle Bug also has a 2% vanillin content, so vanilla white color stabilizer is suggested to reduce discoloration in your final homemade products.  This nostalgic fragrance is used to make an array of bath and body products like: solid lotion bars, lotions, bath fizzies, sugar scrubs, foaming sugar scrubs, melt and pour soaps, body frostings, bubble baths, and whipped body butters.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this candy scent is delicious.  Here are the official results: Perfect Pour, no ricing, no acceleration, discolors to a light beige.  Scent stayed awesome and strong throughout cure.  Yummy!

If you are interested in using this perfectly happy candy scent in a fun child themed recipe, please click on this link to view the Play Dough Soap Recipe.

 

banana kiwi scentBanana Kiwi Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

This is a fantastically fresh scent.  The banana and kiwi notes come together like a match made in heaven.  This banana kiwi scent is tart yet mouthwatering fresh as the same time.  The aroma of this fruity scent will take you to a tropical paradise.  This fragrance oil is very addictive and many of our clients say banana kiwi makes for repeat customers.  A perfect spring and summer scent for your finished products, this fragrance is a keeper.  Everyone seems to love this scent and they consider it a must have for every homemade line!

What does Banana Kiwi Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the aroma of fresh banana (not too ripened), with a base note of tart kiwi.  A Best Seller!

How Do Our Customers Use Banana Kiwi Fragrance Oil?

For all of you candle crafters; banana kiwi fragrance oil is used in soy, palm, soy blends, paraffin, WOW, Joy, tarts, gel, and Pillar of Bliss waxes.  This fragrance is very aromatic and has no problems with scent throw (hot or cold).  Banana Kiwi fragrance oil also works well for room fresheners, whether it is oil burners, aroma beads, smelly jellies, or wax dipped stuffed animals.

For bath and body crafters, this fragrance is a win-win!  The usage rate for this fragrance oil is 5% and banana kiwi does have a .9% vanillin content, so vanilla white color stabilizer is suggested to reduce discoloration in finished products.  This tropical scent is used to make the following homemade items: solid lotion bars, bath bombs, shower gels, lotions, spray on perfumes, melt and pour soaps, bubble baths, and body butters.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance soaped like a dream.  Here are the official results: Perfect Pour, super rich, no ricing, no acceleration.  Discolors to a light beige.

scent of poppyPeppered Poppies Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

The scent of poppy has quite a mysterious allure to it; filled with citrusy and slightly sweet notes including cocoa, cherry blossoms, and vanilla.  All balanced perfectly with a tint of mint; just enough to tease your senses.  Peppered Poppies Fragrance Oil is such a well rounded scent.  Very pleasing to everyone, it brings charisma and charm into a fragrance with a refreshing feel for adventure.  If this scent of poppy was captured in two words, it would be frisky and fun.

What does Peppered Poppies Fragrance Oil smell like?

Mysterious, yet elegant top notes of pomegranate and orange lead way to the spicy heart of cherry blossoms dusted in a sinfully exotic blend of cinnamon, cardamom and cocoa for an unexpected twist.

How do our customers use Peppered Poppies Fragrance Oil?

For all of you candle crafters out there; this fun spin on the scent of poppy is used in Soy, soy blends, paraffin, WOW, Joy, and Pillar of Bliss waxes.  This enticing fragrance is pleasurable and has a great cold and hot scent throw.  And, Peppered Poppies scent works amazingly in tarts.  This fragrance oil also works very well for oil burners, aroma beads, smelly jellies, or sachet beads.

For bath and body crafters, this fragrance is fabulous!  The usage percent for this fragrance oil is 5% for bath oils, soaps, and bath gels.  This scent does have a usage rate of 1% in lotions and perfumes.  Plus, please note this scent of poppy also has a .4% vanillin content, so vanilla white color stabilizer is suggested to stabilizer discoloration in the final product.  This amazing fragrance is used to make homemade: solid lotion bars, bath bombs, body scrubs, spray lotions, perfumes, melt and pour soaps, body sprays, bath gels, whipped body butters and salt bars.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance is a winner.  Here are the official results: No acceleration, no ricing, no separation, very light tan discoloration.  The scent is amazing.

peace scentPeace Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

This “peace”ful scent is a winner across the board.  Appealing to a wide variety of customers, Peace Fragrance Oil is hands down one great exotic type scent.  With a down to earth aroma; one whiff and it is like you have been whisked away to a calm and relaxing state.  There are endless possibilities when using this peace scent.  This scent is certainly a must have for your fragrance collection and your customers will love it.  Many of our customers give peace scent a “thumbs up” for being a pleasing, relaxing, and unique scent.

What does Peace Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a duplication of Pacifica’s Tibetian Mountain Temple.  This fragrance is a wonderful blend of ginger, carnation, orange, vetiver, and musk.  This fragrance smells amazing in cold process soap!  Don’t judge this one out of the bottle.  The natural oils really come alive in finished products. NG Original Scent!  A Best Seller!

How Do Our Customers Use Peace Fragrance Oil?

If you are a candle crafter, or if you are in the home scenting industry; this scent is delightful.  With an aroma that travels throughout the whole house, Peace scent makes awesome candles and tarts with incredible scent throw.  This scent works marvelously well in Joy, Soy, paraffin soy blends, Palm, Wow, and Pillar of Bliss waxes.  Peace can even be used in potpourri, oil burners, and smelly jellies.

For bath and body crafters, this fragrance oil is divine.  The usage rate for Peace scent is 5%, and the Vanillin Content is .09% so Vanilla White Color Stabilizer is advised by our customers to stabilize discoloration in finished products.  This fresh and exotic scent is used to make: body scrubs, lotions, melt and pour soaps, liquid hand soap, foaming body butters, and bath jellies.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance soaps like a dream.  Here are the official results: WOW!  The fragrance is amazing, unique, and remains strong after cure.  Perfect pour.  No ricing or acceleration.  Turns brown sugar color after cure.

world peace soaps
If you are interested in using Peace Scent in a cold process soap recipe, please click on this link to view the vibrant World Peace CP Soap recipe.

 

smells like moneyMoney Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Money scent quite literally smells just like freshly printed cold hard cash!  For anyone that ever wanted a scent that smells like Money, this is it!  Money Fragrance Oil has such a clean, fresh, and crisp aroma to it, you will want to use it in everything.  Plus, with a unique scent that smells like money, the marketing possibilities are endless.  In fact, many of our customers state that Money Fragrance Oil is definitely a top seller with both men and women.

What does Money Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

We actually had our perfumist chemically analyze fresh money in order to create Natures Garden’s Money Fragrance Oil.  You wouldn’t believe how long it took to get our hands on fresh, new money!  You can actually smell the cotton of the money, as well as the fresh ink top notes. It smells wonderful in candles, and you would not believe how good it smells in bath products and cologne! This is a unisex fragrance all the way!  NG Original Fragrance!

How Do Our Customers Use Money Fragrance Oil?

For candle crafters using this scent in candles will literally allow you to say you have money to burn LOL.  Many of our clients use this fragrance oil in their soy, Palm, parasoy blends, Joy, WOW, gel, and Pillar of Bliss waxes.  But, not only is this scent fresh and clean, customers attest this green scent has phenomenal scent throw!  As for the home scenting realm, this aroma is terrific.  Money’s scent performance is remarkable in aroma beads, diffusers, oil burners, and incense.

On the bath and body end of products, celebrate because this unisex scent is one great seller!  With a recommended usage of 5%, this fabulous fragrance is used to create:  lotions, perfume oils, foaming body butters, melt and pour soaps, body scrubs, and body sprays.  And, our customers just love the fresh, clean scent this fragrance gives their products.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers, this fragrance is great.  Here are the official results:  Slight acceleration, but nothing major.  No ricing.  Discolors to a very slight beige.  Scent is super strong, nice, and clean!

great coffee scentMountain Hazelnut Cafe Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Whether you are a coffee connoisseur or not, you will love this scent.  Mountain Hazelnut Café Fragrance Oil is a great coffee scent that smells incredibly realistic.  This fragrance smells identical to a luscious and rich serving of fresh gourmet hazelnut latte.  As a matter of fact, with this aroma filling your home, your friends and family will think you are brewing them a special treat.  With this savory scent in your products, it will be hard to keep them in stock.    Your customers will definitely be coming back for seconds!

What does Mountain Hazelnut Café Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is rich roasted hazelnut with buttery accents to compliment this roasted coffee blend. Sweet undertones of brown sugar create a caramelized effect for the beverage sensation. An NG Original Fragrance!

How Do Our Customers Use Mountain Hazelnut Cafe Fragrance Oil?

For those of you that are candle crafters; our customers use this great coffee scent in their soy, pillar, paraffin, parasoy blends, and Joy wax candles.  All with reports that the scent is amazingly strong in the hot throw.  In fact, many of our customers comment of how quickly the scent of their candle fills the room.  For those of you that are home scenters, this scent performs well in oil burners, aroma beads, air fresheners, and reed diffusers.  For home scenting, this fragrance is just strong and long lasting.

On the bath and body end, this fragrance oil is dead on a great coffee scent!  The usage rate for this scent is 5%, and is used to make:  Melt and pour soaps, bath whips, body butters, homemade lotions, wake me up shower gels, sugar scrubs, and body frostings.  Finally, for those of you that are cold process soapers; this fragrance performs well.  Here are the official results: Perfect Pour.  No ricing, no acceleration, no separation.  Scent is light in soaps.  Discolors to a milk chocolate.