Our Favorite Soap Making Recipes
Today, we will talk about our favorite soap making recipes. Here at Natures Garden, we love soap making. Whether we are making melt and pour soap or cold process soap, it is one of our favorite things to do. So, we thought we would share our top ten cold process soap recipes and our top ten melt and pour soap recipes. Perhaps you are looking for a new product to add to your soap line or a craft maker looking for a new project idea. Well, below, you will find the Natures Garden staff’s favorite handcrafted soap making recipes.
Our Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Melt and Pour Soap
First, we will talk about our favorite melt and pour soap. Natures Garden carries a variety of natural soap bases that can be used. In fact, in the recipes below, you really can use any of the Natures Garden soap bases. Melt and pour soap making is the easiest soap making process. It is perfect for beginners, but for those that have been making soap for years can find more advanced soap making recipes as well. While you can use many techniques when creating melt and pour that can get more complicated, it can simply be melted in the microwave and added to a mold. This makes melt and pour soap making the easiest way to start your soap making journey.
Our first handmade soap making recipe is the Coconut Lime Verbana Soap Bowl Recipe. This is the perfect soap for those summer months. It is also made completely of melt and pour soap from the outer brown soap bowl to the straw and little guests soaps found inside. In addition, with summer right around the corner, Natures Garden’s Coconut Lime Verbana Fragrance Oil is PERFECT!
Next, the Chocolate Orchid Melt and Pour Soap Recipe. This soap making recipe is another favorite here at Natures Garden. Scented with Chocolate Orchid Fragrance Oil and Topped with whipped soap base, this is now only a beautiful soap, it smells amazing as well. With shades of purple as well as brown, this melt and pour soap recipe is perfect for the upcoming spring and summer months.
The next melt and pour soap on our list of our favorite soap making recipes is the Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap. This soap uses the mango melt and pour soap base along with clear soap base to create a layered melt and pour soap. In addition, we embedded a loofah to help exfoliate your skin. We also love the crisp tropical aroma of Grapefruit Mango Fragrance Oil.
Now, let’s talk about the Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap Recipe. Let me tell you, this is my absolute favorite recipe on the Natures Garden website. This was one that I had wanted to make for quite some time and it looked even better when it was finished than I ever imagined. I wouldn’t recommend this melt and pour soap recipe for beginners, it will take some practice, but is well worth the effort. Vegetable glycerin was added to the melt and pour soap to give it flexibility, allowing it to be rolled. In addition, we added Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil to give the soap its amazing scent! We filled the rolled mp soap with the whipped soap base. So, be prepared to move, it can setup quickly. But, as you can see, the results are FABULOUS!
The Chamomile Clay Soap Recipe is a wonderful combination of soothing clay and whole herbal chamomile flowers. This layered soap contains a top layer of clay soap with an exfoliating bottom layer embedded with chamomile. Finally, we scented this melt and pour soap recipe with Watercress and Aloe Fragrance Oil. This recipe is perfect for both beginners and advanced soap makers alike.
Now, let’s look at Natures Garden’s Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe. This recipe will also show you how to layer soap. The bottom clear layer is embedded with poppy seeds for exfoliation. Then, the top layer contains the power ingredient of activated charcoal. Activated charcoal is wonderful for drawing toxin. However, we kicked the soap up a notch by adding mica. The diamond dust mica to give the soap a galaxy swirl. Lastly, it is scented with the magnificent Blackened Amethyst Fragrance Oil.
This next recipe is perfect for the bath time. Your kids or client’s kids will love the Floating Ducky Melt and Pour Soap Recipe. So, what makes this soap float? The blue whipped soap base the rubber ducky soap sits on. So, it will actually float while the kids bathe. The kids will love their bath again when this melt and pour soap is placed in the tub! In addition, we scented the soap with Baby Clean Fragrance Oil.
The Mechanics Melt and Pour Soap Recipe is any easy way to create a swirled soap making recipe. We are able to create swirls with the addition of clay and powders. This melt and pour soap is scented with Fresh Squeezed Orange Fragrance Oil.
This next Natures Garden Recipe is a cool soap making recipe with a shimmering effect. You can use the clear soap base along with some silver or gold mica to create a fun metal like finish. We scented the Metallic Kiss Soap Recipe with Love Juice Fragrance Oil. Why is this one of our favorite soap making recipes? Well, because, who doesn’t like a little shiny bling? It is fun and simple to create. With this technique, you can turn any of our FUN Soap Colorant into a metallic colorant. In fact, I personally have added mica to many of my FUN Soap Colorant, adding a little bit of extra vegetable glycerin to have ready ahead of time.
Finally, in our favorite melt and pour soap recipes, our Peeps Bunny Cupcake Soap. This fun soap is perfect for Easter, but who doesn’t love bunnies? It really can be used year round. The cupcake base uses melt and pour soap along with the whipped soap base. This adorable cupcake soap is then topped with a bunny created with the Peeps bunny mold. In addition, the bunny is coated with sugar to give your soap exfoliating properties. We scented these handcrafted soap cupcakes with strong and true Lemon Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden Soap Making Supplies.
Our Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Cold Process Soap Recipes
At this time, we will talk about our favorite cold process soap making recipes. Cold process soap, for those just learning, is created completely from scratch. It is a fun process giving you the ability to create swirls and use many other fun techniques. Below, we will show you our ten favorite cold process soap recipes.
The first cp soap tutorial in our top ten is our World Peace Cold Process Soap Recipe. This soap making recipe uses many of the FUN Soap Colorants to create vibrantly colored swirls. In addition, we used a peace sign mold along with Natures Garden Peace Fragrance Oil.
Next, our Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe uses real wine. It creates a wonderful soap with many skin loving oils and butters. It is made with coconut oil, sunflower oil, and many others. Not only does this fragrance use actual wine, it is also scented with Natures Garden’s Merlot Wine Fragrance Oil.
Now, we will look at the Shampoo Bar Cold Process Soap Recipe. This recipe is used for your hair, similarly to a regular shampoo. The only difference is that the shampoo is in a solid form. It uses oils and butters that will treat your hair and leave it feeling amazing.
Our Beer Cold Process Soap Recipe is another favorite. This recipe is not only a favorite among staff member, but it’s also a customer favorite. First, it is scented with Natures Garden Stud Fragrance Oil. In addition, it uses actual beer instead of a portion of water.
Our fourth recipe on our list of our favorite cold process soap making recipe is the Royal Honey Bee Cold Process Soap Recipe. This recipe incorporates real honey into the soap. This free tutorial will walk you through creating your own honey soap. This cp soap making recipe also uses Natures Garden’s Nectarine and Honey Fragrance Oil. We also used bee pollen powder in this soap recipe.
This Cold Process Shaving Soap Recipe is perfect to use when shaving. We added clay to this soap recipe that will help soothe and protect your skin. This soap contains skin loving oils like lanolin and castor oil. In addition, they are placed in our sleek low profile jars that allow your products to stand out. Finally, this shaving soap is scented with Black Ops Fragrance Oil, a very popular masculine scent from Natures Garden Soap Making Supplies.
Next, on our list of our favorite soap making recipes is our Caramel Custard Cold Process Soap. This uses Natures Garden’s Caramel Custard Fragrance Oil. However, there is something very unique about this soap making recipe. We used evaporated milk when creating this soap. Let me tell you, it felt amazing on my skin.
This next soap making recipe is a true indulgence for your skin. Our Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap is one of my personal favorite recipe. Not only does it look delicious, it also contains organic cocoa powder and Natures Garden’s Hot Fudge Brownies Fragrance Oil.
Now, let’s talk about our Lavender Cold Process Soap. This cp soap recipe uses one of Natures Garden’s most popular cold process soap scents, Lavender Martini Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil puts a twist on the always popular lavender aroma. Not only does it smell amazing, it performs extremely well in cp soap. In addition to the scent, this soap is topped with real dried lavender.
Finally, we have the Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap. This cp soap recipe uses actual pumpkin puree in the recipe. It is scented with the Pumpkin Apple Butter Fragrance Oil. This soap not only looks amazing, it smells amazing and feels fabulous on your skin. This soap is topped with a dollop of white soap to give it a pumpkin pie look. So, not only does it leave your skin feeling great, it also looks great. Just imagine how impressed your guest or customers would be to find pumpkin soap in the bathroom during Thanksgiving.
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