Tag Archives: bath and body products

Apr
09

Fragrance Testing in CP Soap

This entry was posted in bath and body, bath products, Fragrance Oils, Natures Garden, soap, Soap making supplies, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

fragrance testing in CP soapFragrance Testing in CP Soap

Hello everyone! Do you have any questions about what happens when we test our fragrances? Specifically with fragrance testing in CP soap? Well, we actually go through this process with all of our fragrances and there are quite a few specific things we look for throughout.

To start off, when making a normal soap recipe, we recommend soaping at room temperature (72 degrees Fahrenheit). However, for fragrance testing, we soap at 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Using this temperature will give you less time to “play” with the soap, and will basically force the fragrance to show any problems it may have more quickly.

For fragrance testing, we use our free recipe for our Shea Butter Soap; a recipe that includes Olive Oil, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, and Palm Oil.

Step 1:  Determining if a fragrance sample designed by our perfumist smells good enough for us to soap test.  We call this stage “Test Stripping”.  We start by putting a little bit of each fragrance onto a test strip (blotter paper) and smell them.  The initial smell of scent on a test strip allows us to see how strong the “top notes” of a fragrance is.  Then we let the test strips sit for about half an hour, then check to see if the scent has stayed, lessened, or gotten stronger. During this stage of smelling, we are able to notice more of the middle notes and base notes of the scent.  You see, at Natures Garden, we typically reject hundreds of scents each year during the test stripping alone.  For scents that do make the cut, we move on to step number 2.

Step 2:  Testing the fragrance in soap.  Once we have made our recipe and have added the correct amount of fragrance (typically 5% fragrance per batch unless IFRA is less), there are quite a few things we look for. We look for and record if there is any acceleration.  Acceleration is when a fragrance oil causes the soap to trace at a faster rate than soap without fragrance would.  When a fragrance oil causes accelerated trace, a soap maker must move faster when working with the soap.  This can also make it more difficult to create colored swirls in your soap.

We also look for ricing, (soap batter that looks like rice pellets).  Typically soap that rices can be beat into submission with a stick blender.  We look for separation (fragrance will not mix with the soap, oils keep separating from the soap).

Sometimes fragrance oil will separate out of the soap batter.  Usually fragrance oil will absorb back into the soap during cure, but if the oil separation is full-blown, it may cause even cured soap to be oily.

We also look for seizing (fragrance causes the soap to set up as soon as it as added).  Soapers refer to this as “Soap on a stick”.  Sometimes soapers are able to beat the batter back into submission with a stick blender, and other times it is impossible.  Seized soap is not ruined soap, it is just soap that is no longer pliable.  If allowed to cure, seized soap can be used just like soap that you had no problems making.

While cold process soap normally should cure for about 6 weeks, we oven-process soap for our fragrance testing. Oven-processing the soap in molds for about 2 1/2 hours on a temperature of about 170 degrees Fahrenheit will help the soap to cure faster, and you will only need to let it cure for about 4 weeks. When oven-processing the soap, you may see some separation. The fragrance may rise to the top of the soap and separate, but most of the time, the soap will reabsorb the oil.  Oven processing also allows us to see some discoloration (if the soap is going to discolor).  Typically, if a soap shows discoloration after oven processing, it will continue to discolor more during the cure phase.

After the soaps have finished their oven-process time, they can be unmolded 24 hours later. If any of the fragrances have separated during this process, wait until they reabsorb to unmold the soap. If they never reabsorb, you will know that that fragrance has a separation problem.

There are a few other things that we look for once we have taken them from the oven. We check for if the scent of each fragrance has changed or morphed throughout the saponification process. However, always remember not to judge the scent right away. Even if it has changed throughout the saponification process, wait to judge until after it has had enough time to fully cure, as it may change back.

We also look to see if there is any fragrance burn off that occurs during saponification, meaning that the fragrance may not smell as strong anymore or the notes you noticed in the beginning no longer exist. Usually, fragrance oils will not have a  major burn off problem as they contain fixatives that help to anchor the scent. However, lower flash point scents have a higher chance of some burn-off than higher flash point scents.  Some soapers add clay to their soap batter to help anchor their scents.  Essential oils do not contain fixatives, so if you are testing essential oils, you will have more of a chance of burn-off than you would with fragrance oils.

Another thing we check for after unmolding is for discoloration. Fragrances that contain vanillin can cause discoloration, but it is mainly with fragrances that have a content of above .5%.

092

 

 

 

Oven Processing

 

 

 

Soaps for fragrance testing should sit and cure for about 4 weeks. Throughout that time period, we check to see if the scent of each fragrance sticks and stays strong throughout the whole time. Once in a while, a fragrance may come along that will not work in cold process soap and never will. Make sure to remember that if you come across a fragrance like this, it will work in hot process soaps! Once the 4 weeks has passed, we check again to see if any final discoloration or separation has happened and how well the fragrance has stuck. Make sure to check out our free class for our Fragrances Tested in Cold Process Soap. This class gives a full list of all of our fragrances that we have tested, as well as the recipe for our Shea Butter Soap that we use for testing.

Make sure to check out all the rest of our free classes and recipes as well! Keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

enlightened-by-layla

Apr
07

Fresh Brewed Coffee Scent

This entry was posted in bath and body, candle making supplies, Fragrance Oils, Natures Garden, Soap making supplies, wholesale fragrance oils and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

fresh brewed coffee scentFresh Brewed Coffee ORIGINAL Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

How many of you out there are just like me and can’t function without that first cup of coffee early in the morning? I know I have to have that cup before I can have an actual conversation with someone. Does your morning start with the aroma of a freshly brewing pot of amazing coffee filling your home? Can’t you almost taste that first sip burning your tongue with all of its caffeine filled glory? Our Original Fresh Brewed Coffee Scent perfectly captures the delicious aroma of that first cup of morning coffee!

What Does Fresh Brewed Coffee Smell Like?

Original Fresh Brewed Coffee Scent by Nature’s Garden is the strong aroma of freshly brewed black Arabica coffee beans. This original fragrance has some vanilla notes contained within in that may make it smell chocolatey to give you an extra boost!

How Do Our Customers Use Fresh Brewed Coffee Fragrance Oil?

This scent is sure to make any bad mood dissolve with its aroma of a freshly brewed pot of yummy coffee. This fragrance will move throughout your home and is sure to lift the spirits of everyone you know! For all the candle makers out there, this fragrance is just what you’ve been looking for! Our Fresh Brewed Coffee scent works nice and strong in soy wax, as well as performing nice and strong in wow wax and joy wax! For all of the potpourri and incense makers out there, this fragrance has a maximum usage rate of 50%! You can easily fill your home with this delicious aroma by using it to create some nice and strong homemade aroma beads!

For bath and body products, our Fresh Brewed Coffee scent has a maximum usage rate of 5%! Some common bath and body products that can include this wonderful fragrance are bath oils, bath gels, perfumes, lotions, and soaps. This fragrance does happen to have a vanillin content of 7%, meaning that it may tend to discolor your soaps and other homemade bath and body products. Just make sure to test it thoroughly before using it any of your finished and final products, and use a Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to avoid any discoloration! For all of the cold process soap makers out there, our Fresh Brewed Coffee scent is just what you need! Our cold process results are: there is no separation or ricing! There is no acceleration and it has a perfect pour! However, it does discolor to a milk chocolate color.

I’m sure you’re wondering how you can get your hands on this delicious fragrance as soon as you possibly can, but hold on! It gets even better! Here at Nature’s Garden we offer many great free classes and recipes, and our free Freshly Ground Coffee Bath Bombs recipe is actually made with our Fresh Brewed Coffee fragrance oil! Please contact us here at Nature’s Garden if you have any thoughts, concerns, or questions! Enjoy this amazing fragrance and keep watching for even more Enlightened by Layla!

enlightened-by-layla

Apr
06

I’m Too Sexy Scent

This entry was posted in bath and body, candle making supplies, Fragrance Oils, Natures Garden, Soap making supplies, wholesale fragrance oils and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

i'm too sexy scentI’m Too Sexy Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

“I’m too sexy for my shirt…so sexy it hurts…” Now come on, you can’t tell me that I’m the only person in the whole entire world who instantly thinks of this song whenever I hear the phrase “I’m Too Sexy”! There’s no way to forget Right Said Fred and the amazing insanity that went with this song! I know all of you were thinking it too! Well, here at Nature’s Garden our I’m Too Sexy Scent perfectly captures the essence of that classic song, it is sure to follow suite with the song and be a fragrance that you will never be able to forget!

What Does I’m Too Sexy Smell Like?

I’m Too Sexy Scent by Nature’s Garden is a fragrance that is full of attitude and glamour! It begins with spicy notes and hints of fruit that lead right into a luxurious floral signature. Hints of lily balance out a blooming rose accord with patchouli warming up the florals tones. Soft musky vanilla, warm woody notes, and precious amber surround this bouquet. This dramatic fragrance is Academy Award worthy and boasts “I’m too sexy to just be a fragrance!”

How Do Our Customers Use I’m Too Sexy Fragrance Oil?

With the rhythm of “I’m Too Sexy” playing in your mind, this Hollywood worthy scent is sure to make you feel as though you’ve just been transported right onto the Red Carpet! The sounds of the paparazzi’s cameras will echo in your ears and make you feel just like a megastar! For all the candle makers out there, this scent is perfect for you! It works perfectly in wow wax and joy wax, as well as performing nice and strong in soy wax. For all of the potpourri and incense makers out there, this fragrance has a maximum usage rate of 50%. You can easily fill your home with this luxurious aroma by using it to create some nice and strong homemade sachet beads!

For bath and body products, our I’m Too Sexy Scent has a maximum usage rate of 1%. Some common bath and body products that can include this fragrance are lotions, bath oils, bath gels, perfumes, and soaps. I’m Too Sexy does happen to have a vanillin content of 3.3%, meaning that it may tend to discolor your soaps and other homemade bath and body products. Just make sure to test it thoroughly before using it in your finished and final products, and use a Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to avoid any discoloration. For all of the cold process soapers out there, I’m Too Sexy scent is just what you’ve been looking for! Our CP results are: there is no ricing or acceleration and it has a perfect pour! This fragrance has an awesome scent! However, it does discolor to a light brown color.

Before you run to get this fragrance as soon as you can, make sure to check out all of our wonderful free classes and recipes, especially since our Glamour Aroma Bead Air Freshener recipe is made with our I’m Too Sexy scent! Enjoy this amazing fragrance and keep watching for even more Enlightened by Layla!

enlightened-by-layla

Apr
03

Pink Watermelon Scent

This entry was posted in candle making supplies, Fragrance Oils, Natures Garden, Natures Garden Fragrance Oils, Soap making supplies, wholesale fragrance oils and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

pink-watermelon-fragrance-oilPink Watermelon Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Summer is finally coming! Time for hanging out at the beach, picnics, and spending the whole day out with your friends! Summer is also time for delicious treats, like a nice juicy slice of watermelon! This is one delectable fruit that is the perfect treat for those hot summer days, it’s sure to make your taste buds go crazy! You can easily fill your home with this awesome aroma with our Pink Watermelon Scent! This fragrance is sure to be one that you and your friends and family are sure to love!

What Does Pink Watermelon Smell Like?

Pink Watermelon Scent by Nature’s Garden is the delicious aroma of a crisp, fresh watermelon with a twist of femininity. This truly unique fragrance begins with top notes of strawberry and watermelon that are followed by middle notes of rose, jasmine, and green notes. These sit on base notes of vanilla, oakmoss, white woods, and cassis.

How Do Our Customers Use Pink Watermelon Fragrance Oil?

Pink Watermelon is a scent that is sure to make your mouth water for the taste of a ripe juicy slice of fresh watermelon. It is sure to leave everyone you know craving that first bite of delicious fruit! For all the candle makers out there, this scent is just what you need! Pink Watermelon works perfectly in wow wax and joy wax, as well as performing nice and strong in soy wax. You can easily fill your home with this delectable aroma by using it to create some nice and strong homemade aroma beads. For all the incense and potpourri makers out there, this fragrance has a maximum usage rate of 50%!

For bath and body products, our Pink Watermelon scent has a maximum usage rate of 5%. Some common bath and body products that can include this fragrance are perfumes, lotions, bath gels, bath oils, and soaps. Pink Watermelon does happen to have a slight vanillin content of .1%, meaning that it may slightly discolor your soaps and other homemade bath and body products. Make sure to thoroughly test this fragrance before using it for your final and finished products, and use our Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to avoid any discoloration! For all the cold process soap makers out there, our Pink Watermelon fragrance is fabulous! Our cold process results are: fragrance does have some acceleration, and we encountered ricing that is easily taken care of by stick blending.  Scent sticks very nicely in soap.  However, it does discolor to a slight butter hue.

I’m sure you’re dying to get your hands on this amazing fragrance as soon as you can, but hold just a second because it keeps getting better! We offer many great free classes and recipes here at Nature’s Garden, and our free Watermelon Soap recipe just so happens to be made with our Pink Watermelon fragrance! This is one recipe you’ll want to try out as soon as possible! Please contact us here at Nature’s Garden if you have any questions or concerns! Enjoy this wonderful fragrance and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

enlightened-by-layla

Apr
02

Cotton Candy Scent

This entry was posted in candle making supplies, Fragrance Oils, Natures Garden, Natures Garden Fragrance Oils, Soap making supplies, wholesale fragrance oils and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

cotton candy fragrance oilCotton Candy Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

With summer right on our heels, tasty treats that only come with this wonderful season are right around the corner as well. Especially delicious cotton candy! I know this is one snack I just can’t wait to sink my teeth into! Just the thought of that fluffy yummy concoction is making my mouth water! Our Cotton Candy scent for the upcoming summer season smells just a delectable freshly made stick of cotton candy, and will fill your home with the scent of this amazing treat! I’m sure you can’t wait to sink your teeth into this yummy, sticky, fluffy confection.

What Does Cotton Candy Smell Like?

Cotton Candy Scent by Nature’s Garden is a wonderful blend of fresh strawberries and French vanilla that perfectly captures the aroma of a delicious summer treat.

How Do Our Customers Use Cotton Candy Fragrance Oil?

Are you looking for the perfect fragrance to make your friends and family’s mouths water? One that is sure to transport their minds to thoughts of a hot summer day with the taste of a delicious summer treat teasing their taste buds? Then our Cotton Candy fragrance oil is just what you’ve been looking for! For all the candle makers out there, this scent is absolutely perfect for you. This fragrance performs perfectly in joy wax and wow wax, as well as working nice and strong in soy wax. You can easily fill your home with the scent of this yummy treat by using this fragrance to create some nice and strong homemade aroma beads. For all of the potpourri and incense makers, our Cotton Candy scent has a maximum usage rate of 50%.

For bath and body products, this amazing fragrance has a maximum usage rate of 5%. Some common bath and body products that can include our Cotton Candy fragrance are lotions, soaps, bath oils, bath gels, and perfumes. This scent does happen to have a vanillin content of 2.5%, meaning that it may tend to discolor your soaps and other homemade bath and body products. Make sure to test it thoroughly before using this scent in any of your finished and final bath and body products, and use a Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to avoid any discoloration!. For all of the cold process soap makers out there, this fragrance is just what you need! Our cold process results are: there is no ricing or acceleration, and it has a perfect pour. However, this fragrance does discolor to a light brown color.

This is one amazing fragrance and it just keeps getting better and better! We offer many great free classes and recipes here at Nature’s Garden and our free recipe for our Cotton Candy Bath Bombs is actually made with our Cotton Candy Fragrance Oil. This is one recipe you have o try out as soon as you can. Please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Nature’s Garden with any thoughts, questions, or concerns. Enjoy this amazing fragrance and keep watching for even more Enlightened by Layla.

enlightened-by-layla

Apr
01

Spearmint Soap Problems

This entry was posted in bath and body, bath products, Natures Garden, soap, soap making problems, Soap making supplies, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

spearmint soap problemsSpearmint Soap Problems

Hello everyone! As you know, I’ve recently been making many different soap recipes and learning more and more about the soap making process. We posted a blog about the wonderful Spearmint Soap I made using our Spearmint Fragrance Oil, and now I’m back to tell you all about some of the problems I had making that gorgeous gray and green soap. That beautiful soap was actually my second time making this recipe, and as I’m sure you’ve figured out, the first time didn’t go so well! In the first recipe, instead of doing green and gray swirls, I instead tried out just an all-over green base.

One of my first problems was with my white topping for the soap. I had researched so many different pictures and had seen so many lovely whipped soap toppings that I thought this was one soap I could easily whip up and create myself! However, once I had prepared and poured my green soap base, I was waiting for my white topping to set up to a frosting consistency so that I would be able to fluff it all over the top of the soap. However, while I was waiting, I panicked and poured the white on top way too soon. This caused my top to not be able to peak as well as not being fluff-like. Because I poured too soon and my topping was still not fully set up, this also caused part of the white to sink into the green soap since the green soap was not fully set up either. You can definitely see the sinking after the soap was cut, there were no straight lines and you can see the spots where the topping sank right in! So for all of you other soap makers out there, always make sure to give your topping enough time to set up, or else you will end up with your topping sinking into your base! You also won’t be able to peak the top like you want!

Another big problem I had was using way too much green colorant for the base of my soap. Instead of coming out with a beautiful mint green color like the remake, the green of my first Spearmint Soap was a dark hunter-like green. While there is nothing wrong with a hunter green, this color did not go with the Spearmint theme. Once I completed the remake, this soap turned out absolutely beautiful! Have any of you experienced soap makers out there had any mistakes like these? I would love to hear about them! Please contact me here at Nature’s Garden, or you can always contact us here with any thoughts, concerns, or questions that you may have! Make sure to check out all of our wonderful free recipes and classes! You’re sure to adore each and every one of our recipes! Make sure to check out all of our Soap Classes as well to help you along! Make sure to keep watching for even more Enlightened by Layla!

enlightened-by-layla

Mar
31

Rose & Violet Type Scent

This entry was posted in candle making supplies, Fragrance Oils, Natures Garden, Natures Garden Fragrance Oils, Soap making supplies, wholesale fragrance oils and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

rose & violet type fragrance oilNG Rose & Violet Type Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

It’s almost time for all the beautiful spring flowers to appear, and I know that we can hardly wait here at Nature’s Garden! I can’t wait to be able to walk outside and breathe in the aroma of so many different flowers! Our Rose & Violet Type Scent is the perfect fragrance to bring you the feeling of outside in the middle of all those wonderful flowers, it is sure to fill your home with the scent of gorgeous spring pink roses mixed with the scent of beautiful violets! What a wonderful combination!

What Does Rose & Violet Type Smell Like?

NG Rose & Violet Type Scent by Nature’s Garden is a soothing medley that is a fantastic blend of sweet violet blossoms mixed with wild rose. This fragrance also consists of a combination of fresh notes of coconut, musk, and even orange.

How Do Our Customers Use NG Rose & Violet Type Fragrance Oil?

This scent is so comforting and relaxing that is sure to make your mind drift right outside to the beauty of a gorgeous spring day. Use it to fill you home with florals that are sure to excite everyone you know! For all the candle makers out there, this fragrance is just what you’ve been looking for! Rose & Violet Type works nice and strong in soy wax, as well as performing perfectly in joy wax and wow wax. For all the incense and potpourri makers out there, this wonderful scent has a maximum usage rate of 50%. You can easily fill your home with this aroma by using it to create some nice and strong homemade aroma beads!

For bath and body products, our Rose & Violet Type scent has a maximum usage rate of 5%. Some common bath and body products that can include this fragrance are perfumes, bath gels, bath oils, lotions, and soaps.  Our cold process soap results are: there is a slight acceleration as well as moderate ricing. You will want to stick blend. However there is no discoloration and it has a very strong scent!

This fragrance just keeps getting better and better! We offer many great free classes and recipes here at Nature’s Garden and our Rose Violet Bath Melts are actually made with this amazing fragrance! These bath melts are such an amazing and fun recipe, one that you definitely don’t want to miss out on! Please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Nature’s Garden with any thoughts, concerns, or questions you may have! Enjoy these wonderful products and keep watching for even more Enlightened by Layla!

enlightened-by-layla

Mar
27

Watermelon Fragrance

This entry was posted in candle making supplies, Fragrance Oils, Natures Garden, Natures Garden Fragrance Oils, Soap making supplies, wholesale fragrance oils and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

watermelon fragrance oilWatermelon Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Spring is coming and you know that means summer will be right on its heels! Time for swimming, going to the beach, eating ice cream, being out with all of your friends, and so much more! Do you have a favorite summer food? Besides ice cream galore of course! I definitely do, yummy delicious juicy watermelon! Aren’t you ready to just sink your teeth into a ripe juicy bright red piece of this amazing summer fruit? I know I can’t wait! Well until then, our Watermelon Fragrance Oil perfectly captures the scent of this yummy fruit! Fill your home with a scent that will leave you craving that wonderful ripe juicy slice of delicious watermelon!

What Does Watermelon Smell Like?

Watermelon Scent by Nature’s Garden is a tantalizing blend of different fruit notes including melons, strawberry, and peach with just a hint of vanilla.

How Do Our Customers Use Watermelon Fragrance Oil?

If you’re looking for a fragrance that will leave your mouth watering with hunger, then our Watermelon fragrance is just what you need. It is sure to leave you and all of your friends and family craving the feeling and taste of sinking your teeth right into a slice of yummy ripe watermelon. For all of the candle makers out there, this scent is exactly what you’ve been looking for. It works nice and strong in soy wax, as well as performing perfectly in joy wax and wow wax. For any incense or potpourri makers, our Watermelon fragrance has a maximum usage rate of 50%! You can easily fill your home with this tantalizing aroma by using it to create some nice and strong homemade aroma beads!

For bath and body products, this scent has a maximum usage rate of 5%. Some common bath and body products that can include our Watermelon scent are soaps, lotions, bath gels, bath oils, and perfumes. This fragrance does actually happen to have a vanillin content of .25%, meaning that it may tend to discolor any of your homemade soaps and other bath and body products. Just make sure to thoroughly test it before using this scent in any of your finished and final products. Use a Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help with any discoloration! For any cold process soap makers out there, this fragrance is perfect for you! Our cold process results are: there is no ricing or acceleration, however it does discolor to a beige once it is processed. It has a perfect pour and a very rich scent!

I’m sure you can’t wait to try out this scent as soon as possible, but hold on one minute because it gets better! Here at Nature’s Garden, we offer many wonderful free classes and recipes, and our Watermelon Emulsified Sugar Scrub is actually made with our Watermelon fragrance! This is once recipe you’ll want to try out as soon as you can! Please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Nature’s Garden with any thoughts, questions, or concerns you may have and keep watching for even more Enlightened by Layla!

enlightened-by-layla

Mar
26

Spearmint Soap

This entry was posted in bath and body, free recipe, Natures Garden, soap, Soap making supplies, soap recipes and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

spearmint soapSpearmint Soap

Doesn’t the scent of spearmint just completely delight you? I know it’s an aroma that can instantly lift my spirits! This is one scent that everyone you know is sure to adore, and one that you can easily fill your home with! We’re bringing you a brand new free recipe, and it is for our beautiful new Spearmint Soap! Doesn’t this amazing combination of green, gray, and white just make you extremely happy? We have used our Shea Butter Soap Recipe for the base.

Ingredients:

272 grams of Shea Butter

181 grams of Palm Oil

272 grams of Olive Oil

181 grams of Coconut Oil

125 grams of Lye

345 grams of Distilled Water

30 grams of Titanium Dioxide

68 grams of Spearmint Fragrance Oil

4 drops of Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant

2 drops of Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Other Ingredients Needed:

Spearmint Leaves

Square Loaf Mold Market Molds

Safety Glasses

Safety Gloves

Safety Mask

Thermometer

Scale

Vinegar

Mixing Bowls

Spatulas

Stick Blender

 

Directions:

spearmint soap

Always start with safety first! Make sure you are wearing your safety glasses, gloves, and mask! Once you are protected, you can prepare your lye water. Measure and weigh out 345 grams of distilled water. Then measure and weigh out 125 grams of lye, and add it to your water. Always add lye to water, never add water to lye as this can cause an explosion! Mix your lye water together thoroughly, and then set it aside to cool down.

 

spearmint soap

 

While you are waiting for your lye water to cool, you can get your oils and butters ready. Measure and weigh out 272 grams of Olive Oil, 181 grams of Palm Oil, 272 grams of Shea Butter, and 181 grams of Coconut Oil. Then completely melt these down, and set them aside to cool as well.

 

 

spearmint soapAs you’re waiting for your butters and oils and lye water to cool, you can prepare your colorants. In separate mixing bowls, add 4 drops of Neon Green colorant to one, and 2 drops of Black Oxide to another. Then measure and weigh out 8 grams of Titanium Dioxide in a bowl and pour just a little bit of your oils into it. Mix it together until it has become a paste-like consistency. This will be for your white swirl. For your white top, in a separate bowl, measure and weigh out 22 grams of Titanium Dioxide and pour a little bit of your oils, again making a paste-like consistency.

spearmint soap

 

Using your thermometer, keep checking the temperatures of your lye water and oils until they have reached around room temperature (72 degrees Fahrenheit) and are within ten degrees of each other. Then carefully pour your lye water into your oils, and thoroughly mix them until they have come to a light trace.

 

spearmint soap

 

 

After you have come to trace, pour 461 grams of your mixture into a another mixing bowl and add your Titanium Dioxide paste with 22 grams. Mix it thoroughly and then add 23 grams of Spearmint fragrance, once again thoroughly mixing. Then set this bowl aside to let it sit and set up to become your topping.

 

spearmint soap

 

Next, into the bowls with your green and black colorants, add 308 grams of your mixture to each. In a third bowl, add 308 grams of your mix and add your white paste with the 8 grams of Titanium Dioxide. Thoroughly mix these together until you have achieved an all over gray color, all over mint green, and an all over white.

 

spearmint soap

 

 

 

Add 15 grams of your Spearmint fragrance to each of these and mix them together thoroughly.

 

 

spearmint soap

 

 

Then using the in the pot swirl method in another bowl, pour each of your three colors into the bowl. pouring each into a separate section.

 

 

 

spearmint soap

 

 

 

Using a spatula, start at the edge of the bowl and drag it in a straight line all the way across.

 

 

 

spearmint soap

 

 

 

Then place the spatula right where two colors begin to mix and drag it in a full circle around the bowl.

 

 

spearmint soap

 

 

After you have swirled your soap, you can begin to pour it into your mold. If you carefully pour it from side to side using the “granny pour” method, this will help you achieve an even prettier swirl!

 

 

spearmint soap

 

 

Once your soap is completely poured, make sure your topping is set up to about the consistency of cake frosting and then pour it on top of your soap. You can peak it with your spatula.

 

 

spearmint soap

 

 

 

After all of your topping is on your soap, lightly sprinkle some Spearmint leaves over top!

 

 

Once your soap is finished, you will need to let it sit to set up for at least 24 hours before removing it from your mold. Once it is removed, let your soap sit for at least 4 to 6 weeks, giving it enough time to fully cure and become less alkaline. Be sure to check out all the rest of our wonderful free recipes and classes, and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

enlightened-by-layla

Mar
25

Lilac Fragrance

This entry was posted in bath and body, candle making supplies, Fragrance Oils, Natures Garden, Natures Garden Fragrance Oils, Soap making supplies and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

Lilac Fragrance Oil- Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Spring is upon us and that means it’s almost time for some new lovely and beautiful spring flowers! I just can’t wait to be able to smell all of those fresh growing beauties, can you? Well, let’s talk about a fragrance that will definitely make you feel like you’ve just stepped right into a gorgeous spring day, our Lilac Fragrance Oil! With this wonderful spring scent filling your home, you’re sure to make everyone you know feel as if they have just stepped into a field full of amazing freshly grown spring lilacs! This is one floral scent that you definitely don’t want to miss out on!

What Does Lilac Smell Like?

Lilac Scent by Nature’s Garden is the perfectly captured aroma of new freshly blooming lilac bushes that surrounds you with the wonderful feeling of a lovely breeze-filled spring day.

How Do Our Customers Use Lilac Fragrance Oil?

Are you looking for the perfect flower fragrance to fill your home with the scent of a glorious spring morning? One that is sure to bring the warmth of the sunshine to all of your products and yet still make them extremely feminine? Well, our Lilac fragrance oil does all of that and more! For all you candle makers out there, our Lilac scent is just what you need! It works perfectly in joy wax and wow wax, as well as performing nice and strong in soy wax. You can easily fill your home with this glorious floral aroma by using it to create some nice and strong homemade aroma beads. For all of the incense and potpourri makers out there, this amazing fragrance has a maximum usage rate of 50%!

For bath and body products, our Lilac fragrance oil has a maximum usage rate of 5%. Some common bath and body products that can include our Lilac scent are soaps, perfumes, bath oils, bath gels, and lotions. This fragrance oil does actually happen to have a slight vanillin content of .2%, which means that it may tend to discolor any of your soaps or other bath and body products. Just be sure to use our Vanilla White Color Stabilizer, which will help with discoloration and make sure to test this scent thoroughly before using it in any of your finished and final products. For all of the cold process soap makers out there, our Lilac fragrance is just what you’ve been looking for! Our cold process results are: there is no discoloration, however there is a slight acceleration. Soap at a cooler temperature, however it has an amazing scent!

This fragrance is sure to bring the scent of a favorite spring flower right into your home! It will make your products smell as though you’ve taken them right from the middle of a field of beautiful lilacs! But it just keeps getting better and better! We offer many free recipes and classes here at Nature’s Garden, and our Spring Smelly Jelly is actually made with our Lilac scent! This is the perfect recipe for the season! Enjoy these wonderful products and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

enlightened-by-layla (1)