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Jul
20

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits


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Melt and Pour Soap BenefitsMelt and Pour Soap Benefits

We at Natures Garden would like to share some of the melt and pour soap benefits with customers that may not know too much about soaping. There are quite a few different methods one can use to create soaps, so it can be a bit overwhelming for new soapers. Every method has some benefits that you may enjoy, but you must choose the method that will be best for you and the situation you are in.

While many find melt and pour soap to be one of the easier ways to make soap at home, even the most experienced soapmaker may come back to this method. Honestly, it all depends on what the soaps are needed for and the time you have available. So, at one point or another, anyone can benefit from knowing a bit about this method. If you have never used melt and pour soap or are thinking about trying this method again, then we’d like to share with you all of the great things about melt and pour soap. So, here is why melt and pour soap is a great soap making method!

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Great for Beginning Soap MakersMelt and Pour Soap Benefits Great for Beginning Soap Makers

Due to a few different aspects of this soap making method, beginning soap makers may want to start with this method. This is an easy way to introduce soap making into your crafting. This method won’t have you working with lye right out of the gate. This can help prevent you from feeling overwhelmed with everything all at once. Instead, a new soap maker can get used to the time sensitive nature of cooling soap, adding fragrance oils, and coloring soap. Plus, this method skips right to the fun of creating to let you experience all the fun. Melt and pour soap allows you to have fun trying out soap making before jumping into more complex methods. You can create very simple soaps that are still cute with this method without taking too much time or skill to complete.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Creativity and Additional Ingredients

There is so much that you can do with melt and pour soap! As long as you have some molds, additives, and a creative mind you can make anything you want. Further, you can look to our Melt & Pour Soap Recipes page for soap making inspiration and ideas. In addition, you can print out the step by step soap making tutorials for each project on that page. While melting soap and pouring it into molds may sound like it is simple and boring, we can show you that there is so much that you can create with this method of soap making.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Manipulating the Shape of the SoapMelt and Pour Soap Benefits Manipulating the Shape of the Soap

Since melt and pour soap will take on the shape of whatever it sets up in, it is pretty easy to shape the soap into whatever you’d like. For example, our Lollipop Soap Recipe used a flat shaped soap layer and cut it into strips that we curled to create a lollipop appearance. Also, the Fresh Fallen Leaves Soap Recipe used straws to have soap shaped like a tree trunk. This along with the melt and pour soap leaves created a very pretty soap! Plus, you can make more simple soaps that are super cute like the Neapolitan Cupcake Soap Recipe, which uses a layered cupcake base and whipped frosting on top.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Adding Herbs and MicaMelt and Pour Soap Benefits Adding Herbs and Mica

Also, you can incorporate micas and even herbs into your soap! You can take your chosen additives and include it right into your melted soap. We have done this with our Blarney Stone Soap Recipe. Gold mica was added to the clear melt and pour soap base and can be seen incorporated right into the soap bar. So, you can use this technique to create a prettier appearance for your soaps. Additionally, you can add herbs or powders to provide your soap with certain properties. For example, we created the Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe with activated charcoal powder to provide a more cleansing bar of soap that provides a deep pore clean. Regardless of why you want to add herbs, mica, or other powders, the best part is that you have the option to if you need it!

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Making Embed SoapMelt and Pour Soap Benefits Making Embed Soap

Additionally, you can add soap embeds to your melt and pour soap bars. This technique gives you the freedom to create even more creative kinds of soap. This would have you create a smaller soap prior to creating your soap bar so that you can add shapes into the soap bar itself.

While it will all be melt and pour soap, you will be able to use the embedded soap to create designs or certain effects. For example, creating the swirl for the Cinnabun Melt and Pour Soap Recipe. We wanted to add a swirl to make the soap bar look more like a cinnamon roll and less plain after we cut our soap loaf. Plus, it just looks so cute! Also, we used this embed soap idea to make the seeds for our Watermelon Soap Recipe. Otherwise, our soap wouldn’t have looked like a slice of watermelon! Sometimes the embed soap really pulls your soap idea together!

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Option to Make Clear Soap

Another creative option unique to melt and pour soap is creating a bar that you can see straight into. We all know that we can see embed soaps by cutting a loaf of soap into a few individual bars. However, diamond clear melt and pour soap offers another way to get creative with embed soaps. You can create a bar of soap with solid shapes and colors inside that you will be able to see without cutting.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap RecipeSimply add a layer of diamond clear soap, place your solid object or colored soap inside, and add your top layer. This leaves you with a solid bar of soap with a fun design inside. We have used this method to create the Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap Recipe, where you can see the loofah inside the soap bar. Another idea is to use this soap technique to create kids toys with fun little toys inside. 

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Some Choice with the Ingredients

While you aren’t in complete control of the ingredients that are in your soap base, there are some things that you can do. First of all, you can choose your type of soap base. There are a lot of different melt and pour soap bases to choose from that all have different ingredients. For example, you can choose the SLS FREE Glycerin Melt and Pour Soap if you are looking for soap base without SLS. We have a lot of different types that may suit your individual soaping needs on Natures Garden’s Melt and Pour Soap page. Some of my favorites are our Shea Butter MP Soap Base and the Honey MP Base. Whether you are looking for a with a little extra of something, soap without a certain ingredient, or a base with a certain appearance, you can find all our soap bases on our site.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Controlling Certain IngredientsMelt and Pour Soap Benefits Controlling the Ingredients

Not only can you choose different types of soap base to control the ingredients, but you are in control of scenting and coloring. If you have sensitive skin or allergies, then you can create melt and pour soaps that agree with your skin. First, those with sensitivities to fragrances and essential oils can leave the bar unscented. Also, those that would rather not use liquid soap dye can use natural herbs to color the soap or leave the soap it’s natural color. Thus, you do have some control over the content of your soap bars.

Furthermore, you can add a little bit more of your favorite oils of butters to the soap base you choose. If you find a soap base that has all the ingredients you like, but you wish that it included another ingredient, you have the freedom to add something else. However, you need to be careful not to add too much as this can change the bar and could lose its lather. So, we would not recommend introducing more than a tablespoon of your added oils or butters per pound of mp soap. But, you can play with your recipe to find the right proportion for your soap bars.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Convenience of this Method

Another great reason to work with melt and pour soap is that it is super easy to create soaps! This soap making method is very simple in every way from prepping to create the soap to the clean up process. So, let’s go over all the ways that melt and pour soap making saves you time and effort.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Can Use the Soap Immediately

Also, you can use your soaps immediately after you make them. Obviously, the melt and pour soap base has been previously created and gone through saponification before you buy the melt and pour soap base. While you don’t have to worry about the lye, the soap already has it in the soap. But, the lye that was used to make the soap has already had time to fully react before the soap bases were sold. This means that the curing process has already completely finished before you even open the soap package. So, no need to wait after you form your masterpieces! As soon as your soaps are colored, scented, and out of their molds it can go straight into the bath tub! This is wonderful because you don’t have to worry about waiting long enough to prevent irritation and you can use the soap right away with no waiting.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Quick, Easy, and Fun

Furthermore, this soap making method is perfect for those that are in a hurry to have their soaps done. If you need to get your soaps ready quick for a gathering, a gift, or just excited to use it yourself, then this is a good soaping choice. Everything about this soaping method is quicker. In the beginning, there are fewer preparations and after you finish there is no curing time before using the soap. So, you will have your finished soaps ready as soon as everything has set up and popped out of the molds.

Also, melt and pour soap making is perfect for those that are in the mood to skip right to the creative part of soap making. Since melt and pour soap already has the first few steps of the soaping process complete, you don’t need to worry about these. So, you will have more time and energy to focus on creating super cute soap! You are left with the coloring, scenting, and shaping of your soaps. Simply melt the soap, fill your molds, and get creative.  This soap method is an easy way to get right to the fun part of soap making!

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits No Need to Deal with LyeMelt and Pour Soap Benefits No Need to Deal with Lye

While lye is safe with the necessary safety precautions, sometimes it is just easier to let somebody else do all the leg work. In this case, our melt and pour soap base lets you buy your slabs of soap after they have cured. Thus, there is a lot less to prepare when working with melt and pour soap. For example, you won’t need to take as many safety precautions or wear as much protective clothing during the creation of your soap. Also, you won’t have to deal with making the lye water solution or combining the oils at the right temperature. So, no need to have vinegar handy because lye burns won’t ever happen with this soaping method. Thus, melt and pour soap making is just that much easier to work with!

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Clean Up Is Easy

Further, the clean up for this method is very easy. Since this the melt and pour soap base is already completed soap, all you really need to do is wash your utensils with water. No need to worry about unreacted lye and no intense scrubbing or vinegar required. Just like soap, your left over base will rinse right out of your bowl.

Jul
05

Popular Cinnamon Fragrance Oils


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Popular Cinnamon Fragrance OilsPopular Cinnamon Fragrance Oils

The following fragrance oils are some of Natures Garden’s popular cinnamon fragrance oils. With so many to choose from, these scents smell good enough to eat and would make great fragrance oils to add to your scent list! While some of the cinnamon fragrance oils are mixed with other notes such as apple and fresh bakery aromas, the combinations are amazing! What is your favorite cinnamon fragrance oil?

 

Popular Cinnamon Fragrance Oils Cinnamon Buns Fragrance OilPopular Cinnamon Fragrance Oils Cinnamon Buns Fragrance Oil

First, a best seller from Natures Garden! Along with cinnamon spice, warm nutty notes blend with the aroma of freshly baked bread. While not body safe, it will leave a mouth-watering aroma in your homemade candles. Cinnamon Buns scent performs perfectly in Joy Wax, Wow Wax, and is nice and strong in soy candle wax.

 

 

 

We suggest coloring your homemade candles with two drops of brown plus a little bit of orange and yellow liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Alternatively, you can shred a small amount of a brown, yellow, and orange color blocks into your melted wax.

 

Since this fragrance oil is great for candles, the Cinnamon Bun Candle Recipe would be a fun candle recipe to try. Cinnamon buns fragrance oil will leave a strong aroma while burning this candle. This recipe also uses a fabulous cinnamon bun mold from www.flexiblemolds.com. If you haven’t had a chance, be sure to check out their site.

 

 

Popular Cinnamon Fragrance Oils Apple Cinnamon -Original Fragrance Oil

If you’re looking for a fantastic blend of apples and cinnamon without an overpowering aroma of bakery base notes, our apple cinnamon fragrance oil is just what you’ve been looking for! The aroma of a red juicy McIntosh apple sprinkled with fresh ground cinnamon sticks. While this apple cinnamon original is not body safe, it will make homemade candles and wax melts.

 

 

When adding candle colorants, we suggest using six drops of red plus one drop of brown liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Another coloring option is to shred a small amount of a red & brown color blocks into your melted wax or use a cinnamon color block.

 

 

Due to the great scent throw, apple cinnamon original fragrance oil has, here is a candle wax tart recipe using apple cinnamon original fragrance oil. The recipe uses Pillar of Bliss Wax and Natures Garden’s Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye.

 

Popular Cinnamon Fragrance Oils Cinnamon Sticks Fragrance Oil

Cinnamon sticks fragrance oil is a best seller from Natures Garden! Therefore, this freshly ground cinnamon bark aroma will delightfully fill the room. Cinnamon sticks fragrance oil performs perfectly in Joy Wax, Wow Wax, and is has a great scent throw in soy waxes. Also, cinnamon sticks aroma is perfect for our customers creating their own custom fragrance blends. This is a wonderful cinnamon fragrance that is a straight cinnamon aroma.

 

 

When coloring candles, our recommendation is to use three drops brown plus one drop of red liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Rather than using liquid candle dye, you can also color your candle by shredding a small amount of brown and red color blocks into your melted wax.

 

 

Popular Cinnamon Fragrance Oils Iced Cinnamon Rolls-Original Fragrance Oil

Maybe it’s the buttery icing aroma or the fresh baked cinnamon roll aroma that makes Iced Cinnamon Rolls Fragrance Oil a best seller from Natures Garden. Although Iced Cinnamon Rolls Original is not body safe, our customers love this scented oil in joy wax, wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax.

 

 

 

If you would like to color your candles, two drops of brown and a small amount of orange and yellow liquid candle dye will work perfectly. Our recommendations are based on four pounds of wax. Alternately, shred a small amount of a brown, yellow, and orange color block into your melted wax.

 

 

Popular Cinnamon Fragrance Oils Apple Cinnamon-Body Safe Fragrance Oil

 

 If you’re looking for body safe combination of apples and cinnamon without the overwhelming bakery base notes. Well then, our apple cinnamon fragrance oil might just be for you! The scent of a delicious McIntosh apple topped with spicy ground cinnamon. Best of all, this fragrance is body safe!

 

 

Apple Cinnamon Body Safe Fragrance Oil has slight acceleration, no ricing, no separation, discolors to light beige. Also, this cinnamon fragrance oil has a beautiful scent retention.

 

 

Use six drops of red plus one drop of brown liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Yet, if liquid candle dye isn’t for you, you can shred a small amount of a red color block and brown color block into your melted wax or use cinnamon color block.

 

 

 

Popular Cinnamon Fragrance Oils Apple Cinnamon Streusel Fragrance Oil

 

You will not find a better Apple Cinnamon Streusel fragrance oil than Natures Garden’s! Apple Cinnamon Streusel fragrance oil is an aroma of this freshly baked apple dessert. Apple Cinnamon Streusel begins with top notes of apples, pears, and applesauce. Middle notes include banana leaves and freshly ground cinnamon bark. This cinnamon aroma is rounded out with base notes of vanilla, hazelnut, and almond. Does it sound good enough to eat yet? Did you know streusel is a German word meaning something that is scattered or sprinkled on pastries, like powdered sugar?  If you’re craving the real thing, here is a real Apple Cinnamon Streusel Recipe you may want to try!

 

Although in our cold process soap results, apple cinnamon streusel fragrance oil discolors to a light beige, there is no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation. Lastly, you will have a nice scent coming from your cured CP soap.

 

 

 

Use two drops of brown plus a little yellow liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Instead of using liquid candle dye, you can also shred a small amount of a brown & yellow color block into your melted wax.

 

 

Popular Cinnamon Fragrance Oils Red Hot Cinnamon Fragrance Oil

 

This unique sweet cinnamon fragrance oil has an aroma of red hot cinnamon candies. Since red hot cinnamon is not body safe, It performs beautifully in Joy wax, Wow Wax, and is nice and strong in soy waxes. Red hot cinnamon has a very strong scent throw in candle wax as well. Just an idea, You can make a bright red candle to go along with the red hot cinnamon fragrance oil.

 

Six drops of red liquid candle dye will give you a vibrant red candle. You can even use a small amount of shredded red color block per four pounds of wax, instead of liquid candle dye.

 

 

Looking for a fun girly recipe? Scented Valentine Glitter Shoes Recipe might be what you’re looking for! Find a cute pair of high heels and follow the recipe to give them a red hot cinnamon aroma!

 

Popular Cinnamon Fragrance Oils Cinnamon Doughnuts Fragrance Oil

Cinnamon doughnuts fragrance oil has a yummy aroma of freshly crushed cinnamon bark surrounded by base notes of baked yellow cake with hints of creamy buttery vanilla. Your fragrance oil line would not be complete without this cinnamon doughnuts fragrance oil! Adding this cinnamon donuts scent to your candles and melts, your room will be filled with the strong aroma of freshly baked cinnamon doughnuts.

 

 

When coloring your homemade candle. we recommend shredding a small amount of a brown, yellow, and orange color block into your melted candle wax. Lastly, you could use two drops of brown and a small amount of orange and yellow liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax instead of color blocks.

 

Popular Cinnamon Fragrance Oils Cinnamon Yum Yums Fragrance Oil

Even the picture looks good enough to eat! Cinnamon Yum Yums fragrance oil puts a creative twist on spice. This fragrance oil begins with top notes of cinnamon and clove; followed by middle notes of fresh danish, lily of the valley, and jasmine; with base notes of vanilla, nuts, and yeast. WOW! Cinnamon Yum Yums is a best seller for Natures Garden! If you are looking for a different type of cinnamon this dessert fragrance oil is for you!

 

If you would like to color your homemade candles, use four drops of red liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Remember you can always shred an ample amount of a red color block into your melted wax instead of liquid candle dye.

 

 


Valentines Day Cupcake Candle Recipe is a combination of Pillar of Bliss and Joy Wax. These adorable cupcake candles are a super cute for Valentine’s day. Also since this candle recipe makes three candles, this recipe would make a fun craft for craft day with your friends!

 

 

Popular Cinnamon Fragrance Oils Apple Butter Pie Fragrance Oil

Doesn’t a slice of apple butter pie sound good right now? Nature’s Garden apple butter pie fragrance oil is an amazing dessert fragrance that reminds us of our grandma’s traditional southern baking. It is a wonderful combination of tart pie apples, apple butter, evaporated milk, cinnamon, and buttery, flaky pie crust.  With this bakery scent being body safe, it would make lovely scented soaps and lotions for the holiday.

 

As a result of our CP soap testing with apple butter pie, we found slight acceleration, no ricing, no separation, discolors to a straw color. This bakery scent also has a good scent retention.

 

 

 

If you would like to color your homemade candle. use two drops of liquid candle dye plus a tiny bit of orange liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Also, you can shred a small amount of a brown and orange color block into your melted wax.

 

 

 

Popular Cinnamon Fragrance Oils Aspen Winter Fragrance OilPopular Cinnamon Fragrance Oils Aspen Winter Fragrance Oil

First of all, Aspen Winter Fragrance Oil has the wonderful aroma of crisp citrus notes intertwining with an abundance of warm winter spices of clove and cinnamon, sitting on a dry down of sweet vanilla. While not a straight cinnamon scent, this fragrance oil is a fresh crisp aroma with hints of cinnamon making this one of our most popular cinnamon fragrance oils to add to your fragrance oil list.

 

 

 

Popular Cinnamon Fragrance Oils Aspen Winter Fragrance Oil Soap

 

Aspen Winter Fragrance Oil has a strong scent retention and does not accelerate. Also, shows no ricing and no separation, but does discolor to dark chocolate.

 

Popular Cinnamon Fragrance Oils Aspen Winter Fragrance Oil Candle

 

Shred a small amount of blue color blocks into your melted wax. Use three drops blue liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax to get a rich blue candle color.

 

 

 

Popular Cinnamon Fragrance Oils Grandma's Kitchen Fragrance OilPopular Cinnamon Fragrance Oils Grandma’s Kitchen Fragrance Oil

 

With Grandma’s Kitchen Fragrance Oil having a hint of cinnamon it is still one of Natures Garden’s most popular cinnamon fragrance oils, especially during the holiday season! Grandma’s Kitchen has a spicy cinnamon scent mixed with a rich, creamy vanilla aroma.

 

 

Popular Cinnamon Fragrance Oils Grandma's Kitchen Fragrance Oil Candle

If you decided to color your homemade candles, our color suggestion for Grandmas Kitchen Fragrance Oil is three drops of brown plus one drop of orange liquid candle dye. You can also use a small amount of shredded brown and orange color blocks. This suggestion is based on four pounds of wax.

 


Popular Cinnamon Fragrance Oil Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Fragrance OilPopular Cinnamon Fragrance Oil Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Fragrance Oil

Lastly, this aroma of holiday spiced gumdrops with a twist:  top notes include cinnamon and clove;  middle notes of eucalyptus and rose; well-rounded with base notes of cassis, nutmeg, and woods. Goodie Goodie Gumdrops would make a wonderfully scented Joy, Wow, or soy wax candle.

 

 

Popular Cinnamon Fragrance Oil Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Fragrance Oil Soap

While testing Goodie Goodie Gumdrops in CP soap, we found it soaped amazingly. There was no acceleration, no ricing, no separation, and no discoloration. This spicy fragrance keeps a light scent retention.

Popular Cinnamon Fragrance Oil Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Fragrance Oil Candle

 

If you are wanting to color your homemade candle, we recommend using four drops of red liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. You can also shred a small amount of a red color block into your melted wax.

Popular Cinnamon Fragrance Oil Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Fragrance Oil Recipe

We also loved using this fragrance oil in melt and pour soap!  We found it to be a wonderful addition to our Gumdrop Melt and Pour Soap Recipe. Even with a 1% usage rate, this sweet and spicy fragrance oil came through strong in this soaping method.  We even had a chance to use the gumdrops mold from www.flexiblemolds.com in these cute mp soaps.

 

Popular Cinnamon Fragrance Oils Graham Crackers Fragrance OilPopular Cinnamon Fragrance Oils Graham Crackers Fragrance Oil

Graham Crackers fragrance oil is a wonderful aroma of cookie dough baked with orange zests, cinnamon powder and brown sugar with hints of other kitchen spices. This fragrance oil can be used for candles, soaps, and cosmetics. Graham Crackers fragrance oil makes a great candle in Joy, Wow, and various soy waxes. Pick your favorite candle wax and make a delicious smelling candle! Don’t forget to make a yummy smelling soap with this delicious fragrance oil as well.

 

Popular Cinnamon Fragrance Oils Graham Crackers Fragrance Oil Soap

Graham Crackers fragrance oil had a perfect pour. No ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. It had a very nice scent in the finished soap. It does discolor to a light brown color.

 

 

Popular Cinnamon Fragrance Oils Graham Crackers Fragrance Oil Candle

If you would like to color your candle, use a liquid candle dye combination of brown, yellow, and orange or a small amount of shredded brown, yellow, and orange color blocks per four pounds of wax.

 

 

Popular Cinnamon Fragrance Oils Graham Crackers Fragrance Oil Recipe

Since Graham Crackers fragrance oil makes a great candle scent, check out this look-alike Smores Candle Recipe. What a great summer candle activity! With three different fragrance oils in one candle, this recipe will put off an amazing s’mores aroma.

Jun
22

Lemon Squares Soap Recipe


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Lemon Squares Soap Recipe

If you are looking for cute melt and pour soap ideas, then you have come to the right place! These little soaps are super cute and look just like some real lemon desserts! Also, anyone looking for easy melt and pour soap recipes are in luck, too! This melt and pour soap recipe creates 24 individual soap squares, is easy, creative, and super cute! Further, they are very easy to use and perfect for making cute guest soaps. Since this soap making recipe uses the brownie bites mold, the soaps are small enough to work for individual use. Whether you use them as decorative soaps, set them out for guests, or take one with your to the shower, these soaps are a perfect convenient size!

Not only are these soaps cute and convenient to use, but they are nearly a perfect match for the real lemon squares dessert that inspired this soap! We all know that lemon squares are delicious, so, it makes sense that our Lemon Squares Soap Recipe would smell and look pretty tasty, as well! This recipe uses a Natures Garden original scent, Lemon Squares Fragrance Oil, to provide a true, mouth-watering scent. Also, this soap recipe uses the silicone brownie bites molds and powdered sugar to mimic the dessert perfectly! Plus, this recipe uses melt and pour soap, which means that this recipe should be fairly easy to do yourself. So, use our recipe to create some perfect lemon squares soaps!

Lemon Squares Soap Recipe Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipe
Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Lemon Squares Fragrance Oil
FUN Soap Colorant Neon Yellow
8 oz.  Clear Bullet Bottle

FUN Soap Colorant Yelp Yellow
Brownie Bites Silicone Molds
FUN Soap Colorant Yellow Oxide
24/410 White Fine Mist Sprayer
FUN Soap Colorant Brown Oxide

Lemon Squares Soap Recipe Other Ingredients Needed

Powdered Sugar
Rubbing Alcohol (for your 8 oz spray bottle)

Lemon Squares Soap Recipe Equipment You Need

Two Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoon
Knife (to cut up your soap base)
Cutting Board
Microwave
Toothpick (for adding a smaller amount of colorant)

Lemon Squares Soap Recipe Weights and Amounts of Ingredients

270 grams of the Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipe
270 grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
26 grams of the Lemon Squares Fragrance Oil
1 drop of the FUN Soap Colorant Neon Yellow
2 drops of the FUN Soap Colorant Yelp Yellow
3 drops of the FUN Soap Colorant Yellow Oxide
1 toothpick of the FUN Soap Colorant Brown Oxide
A few grams of the Powdered Sugar

Lemon Squares Soap Recipe Clean and Prepare

Before you begin this recipe you may want to clean and prepare both your workspace and the equipment you will be working with for this recipe. Since crafting can take most of your attention, it may be more likely for dirt to find its way into your finish products. So, just clean and wipe everything down before you start.

First, find a workspace that provided you with plenty of room and access to a microwave. So, sanitize the surface you will be working on to prevent anything from getting picked up as you lay down your utensils. Also, make sure to wipe out the microwave you are going to use to make sure nothing falls into your bowls as your heat the soap base. Next, you will want to clean all your equipment you will be using for the recipe. This will allow you to be sure that nothing will get into the melted soap as you mix the ingredients together. In addition, set out your Brownie Bites Silicone Mold and make sure it is wiped out well. Do all of this and your soaps are sure to come out perfectly clean and adorable!

Lemon Squares Soap Recipe Weighing Soap for the First LayerLemon Squares Soap Recipe Weighing Soap for the First Layer

Initially, we are going to create the first layer of our melt and pour soap lemon squares. This will end up being the layer on the top of our soap when we are finished. So, weigh out 270 grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base into a clean, microwave safe bowl. Now, you are going to melt your weighed out soap in the microwave. Take the bowl and heat your mango butter soap in 30-second increments until all the soap has completely melted. Once all the soap is in a liquid state, you can move on to the next step.

Lemon Squares Soap Recipe Preparing the First LayerLemon Squares Soap Recipe Preparing the First Layer

Next, we are going to add the lemon fragrant oil and create the color for our first soap layer. So, grab your bowl of melted Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base. Now, add 13 grams of Natures Garden’s Lemon Squares Fragrance Oil to your clear, melted soap base. Then, add two drops of the Yelp Yellow Soap Colorant and 1 drop of the Yellow Oxide Soap Colorant to the melted soap mixture. Make sure to mix everything thoroughly to incorporate all of the scent and colorants throughout the soap. After it has been evenly mixed, you can move on to the next step.

Lemon Squares Soap Recipe Pouring the First LayerLemon Squares Soap Recipe Pouring the First Layer

Now, you are going to pour this completed soap mixture into the mold to complete your first layer. So, fill each of the 24 cavities about halfway with your soap mixture. Just make sure that you don’t fill the mold cavities too high! Pouring too much into one cavity will prevent you from having a good-sized second layer. Also, you would be more likely to run out of your diamond clear melt and pour soap mixture before you finish filling all the cavities that you need to fill! So, try to keep the mold cavities filled as close to halfway as you possibly can.

Lemon Squares Soap Recipe Spraying the First LayerLemon Squares Soap Recipe Spraying the First Layer

Then, you are going to quickly finish off this first layer. After you have poured everything into the mold you are going to lightly spray the tops of your soaps before they start to set up. This is done to release any air bubbles that could be trapped. This air comes from the pouring process. So, grab your spray bottle of rubbing alcohol and give your soap a few good spritzes. Once this is done you will want to wait until this layer is entirely set up before moving on to another step. This will prevent unwanted mixing of layers and you are going to want two separate and straight layers

Lemon Squares Soap Recipe Weighing Soap for the Second LayerLemon Squares Soap Recipe Weighing Soap for the Second Layer

Next, you will be getting the second soap layer ready. After the first layer has set up completely it is time to start preparing the second layer. Once we pop out the finished soaps, this will become the bottom layer in the finished soaps. So, weigh out 270 grams of the Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap into a clean, microwave safe bowl. Now, use the microwave oven to heat this soap base in 30-second intervals and stir quickly between each interval. After all the soap is in liquid form, you are ready for the next step of this process.

Lemon Squares Soap Recipe Preparing the Second LayerLemon Squares Soap Recipe Preparing the Second Layer

Now, you are going to be adding the lemon squares fragrance oil and soap colorant to your melted soap base. So, take your bowl of melted mango soap base and add 13 grams of the Lemon Squares Fragrance Oil. Then, you are going to add 1 drops of the Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant, 1 drop of the Yellow Oxide Soap Colorant, and a tiny amount of the Brown Oxide Soap Colorant. You can add this tiny amount of Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant with a toothpick.  Simply dip a toothpick into your bottle of brown soap colorant. Then, dip the toothpick into the soap. This will swirl a very tiny amount into your melted soap base. After, mix everything together thoroughly until it is evenly dispersed in your soap mixture.

Lemon Squares Soap Recipe Pouring the Second Layer

Next, you are going to take your soap mixture and pour it into each of the cavities of the brownie bites silicone mold. Since your first layer is entirely set up, it is safe to pour this second layer of soap. First, you are going to spray the first layer one more time with the rubbing alcohol. Doing this will help the two layers stick together better and also help prevent the layers from breaking apart later on. After, fill the remaining half of each of the 24 cavities in your mold. After you finish you should have all 24 of the cavities completely filled to the top.

Lemon Squares Soap Recipe Spraying the Second LayerLemon Squares Soap Recipe Spraying the Second Layer

Again, you will be spraying the top of your freshly poured soap in the mold. So, grab your spray bottle of rubbing alcohol. Then, lightly spray the tops all your soaps before they start to set up. Since this removes all the trapped air bubbles, spraying the rubbing alcohol should leave you with smooth soap. After you spray, you will wait a while to allow this layer to completely set up. Later, you will be removing all of your lemon squares from their cavities in the silicone soap mold. Once everything is removed you can move on to the final step!

Lemon Squares Soap Recipe Adding the Powdered SugarLemon Squares Soap Recipe Adding the Powdered Sugar

Finally, you are going to be adding the powdered sugar topping to your finished lemon square soaps! At this point, the second layer you poured should be completely set up and you will remove all your soap from the mold. This will leave you with 24 bright yellow squares that are super cute! Now, each of these square soaps will be topped with the powdered sugar to give a more realistic effect. First, make sure that each lemon square scented soap has the side that has the brighter yellow, which was created with the diamond clear soap, facing up. Otherwise, you could end up with upside down lemon squares! Nobody wants that, so make sure to pay close attention.

Then, take a spoon and scoop some of the powdered sugar. Now, sprinkle this sweet powdered sugar onto the tops of your little soaps. Then, shake off any excess powdered sugar. The sugar should stick to the tops without rubbing alcohol. It seems to stick just like it would on a real lemon square!

Lemon Squares Soap Recipe Using Your Lemon Square Soaps

After your soaps all have their powdered sugar topping put on, they are finished and you are officially done with your soaps. Finally, these little dessert soaps are ready to use! Unlike with cold process soap, there is no cure time. This is because the soap had already been through the saponification process and given time to cure before you purchased the soap. So, your creations are ready to use as soon as they set up! Obviously, you can use your lemon square soaps just like you would a typical soap bar. Since everything, including the powdered sugar, is body safe. So, you can use these soaps as a hand soap or a shower soap. Regardless, you’ll get clean and smell like delicious lemon squares!

Lemon Squares Soap Recipe More Fun Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

If you are interested in trying out more of our creative melt and pour soap design ideas, then check out the Melt and Pour Soap Recipes page on the Natures Garden website. This page is full of all our recipes that we have formulated with melt and pour soap base. We have recipes like cupcake scented soaps, cute little gumdrop soaps, fun sliced soap loaves, and everything in between! You will be sure to find so many more recipes that you will love because we have tons of creative recipes to choose from and these are the best melt and pour soap recipes out there!

Once you have created your own melt and pour soap recipe, be sure to show us what you’ve made!  We love seeing our customer’s creativity!  Post a picture of your melt and pour soaps on our Facebook page, or tag us on Instagram @ngscents.

 

Jun
06

Craft Ideas for Father’s Day


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Craft Ideas for Father's DayCraft Ideas for Father’s Day

If you are looking for a homemade craft idea for your dad this upcoming Fathers Day, then check out this list of ideas! We have compiled some create Craft Ideas for Father’s Day that he could really use and enjoy. Whether you are looking to create something for a father-in-law, husband, grandfather, or your own father, we have a little something for everyone. Plus, making a large recipe could provide gifts for a few of these wonderful men.

Also, we have a variety of crafting recipes for people at different levels of experience. For example, we have some recipes for soap from scratch for bonafide soap makers and we have a few crafts that would be simple enough for children to complete with the help of a grown up. Plus, we have crafts for a variety of skill levels in between! So, we think that we may have a recipe that could work for anyone regardless of skill or interests! Additionally, we have a variety of themes for these potential gifts that cover all sorts of different kinds of dads. Whether your father loves beer, bacon, camouflage, football, or something else entirely we are likely to have a recipe for a craft that would be perfect!

Tiger Stripe Soap RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Tiger Stripe Soap

Check out a great recipe that you can create for any of  the fathers in your life. Our Tiger Stripe Soap Recipe uses the very masculine scent of our Animalistic Instinct Fragrance Oil to create the perfect soap for men. Plus, the finished soaps will look just as wild and unforgettable as they smell. The fragrance that is used in this recipe is an intoxicating scent that has clean citrus notes of orange and lemon with spicy notes of clove, anise, pepper, and rose as well as vanilla, leather, balsam, and warm musks for an unforgettable finish. Plus, this cold process soap recipe is easy to work with and leaves you with a soap loaf with a pattern that is just like a tiger. So, try out this recipe and get ready to impress!

Bacon Candle RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Bacon Candle Recipe

Bacon is a delicious way to start the day and is well loved by many people. So, we decided to create the Bacon Candle Recipe, which is perfect for any and all bacon lovers! Plus, this candle smells just like freshly fried bacon, which is thanks to our appropriately named Bacon Fragrance Oil. If you happen to know one of the many dads that would enjoy some crispy bacon, then consider creating a fun gift that smells and looks just like the real thing! We find that this candle recipe is fairly easy and a very fun gift that is sure to be loved!

Craft Ideas for Father's Day Cold Process Shaving Soap RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Cold Process Shaving Soap Recipe

Next, we have a useful recipe that we all know that any dad could enjoy. The Cold Process Shaving Soap Recipe walks you through how to create a shaving recipe that nourishes and protects your skin as you are shaving. This recipe allows for a truly close shave while limiting the number of shaving bumps left behind. We made sure to include ingredients in our recipe to create a shaving product with a good lather that will give you the smoothest glide possible. Plus, the recipe is still a soap that will clean your face as you are shaving. There is no easier face care than this homemade shaving soap!

Craft Ideas for Father's Day Beard Soap RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Beard Soap Recipe

The Beard Soap recipe is a perfectly formulated hot process soap recipe made just for beard care. This homemade soap will clean your beard as well as nourish it with oils and butters that provide just what great facial hair needs. Every single oil chosen for this recipe will benefit a beard in either repairing, growth, or hydrating the skin beneath. So, this is the best Father’s Day gift for a dad that cares about the appearance and his beard.

Craft Ideas for Father's Day Beard Balm RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Beard Balm Recipe

Another great craft you can create for Father’s Day is the Beard Balm Recipe! This is a recipe that is simple and quick to create with the added bonus of being genuinely useful. This recipe is perfect for beard care and will be a perfect gift. Not only will this balm care for the beard your dad already has grown, but this balm with promote healthier growth. Plus, this balm is wonderful for the skin, so this beard balm is perfect for helping irritated skin.

Whipped Shaving Cream RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Whipped Shaving Cream Recipe

However, we have another shaving soap recipe for those that are interested. If you enjoy everything about the first shaving soap recipe, but aren’t experienced with making soap from scratch you can check out our Whipped Shaving Cream Recipe! This shaving soap recipe doesn’t require lye and is easier to create. Our homemade shaving soap recipe will still protect and moisturize your skin as you shave, but this recipe uses a pre-made soap base. So, you get the same great product without the hassle of using lye. If you are not an experienced soaper or are running out of time before you need the finished product, this recipe is perfect for you! So, try out this simpler shaving soap recipe that will still be a hit on Father’s Day!

Homemade Fire Starters RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Homemade Fire Starters Recipe

Another fun idea for Father’s Day is the Homemade Fire Starters Recipe. This recipe is an easy way to start a campfire or fireplace that will provide a nice scent as well. This is created similarly to a candle, but has some slight differences that make it so much cooler! Not only does it effortlessly start your fires for you, this recipe is scented to provide a lovely aroma for those around the fire. This recipe uses of candle wax and a few choice herbs to create a very effective fire starter that is very easy to use! Simply light the wick, place it where you are starting your fire, and wait for the flames to spread.

Craft Ideas for Father’s Day Red Solo Cup Recipe

Next, we have a recipe that is fun and super convenient to use! Introducing the creative Red Solo Cup Soap Recipe! This melt and pour soap recipe creates soap with a built in bath poof for extra cleaning power. This scrubby soap craft will make cleaning super easy. Plus, this soap can be hung in the shower to make it easily stored and always accessible during a shower. Not only is it fun to use, but the scent is awesome, too! This soap recipe uses our true to life beer scent, Beer Fragrance Oil, in the soap, which pairs amazingly with the solo cup shape. So, grab your red solo cups and get crafting, dad style!

Beer Candle RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Beer Candle Recipe

Another great beer themed recipe for the fathers out there is the fantastic Beer Candle Recipe. Everything from the foam at the very top to all the way down to the bottom of the mug is scented with our very own Beer Fragrance Oil. Not only is this awesome candle scented to smell just like a real mug of beer, but this candle looks just like a huge pint of the stuff! I don’t know about you, but we can think of a ton of dads that would really get a kick out of this candle!

Beer Cold Process Soap RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Beer Cold Process Soap Recipe

Further, we have another recipe created that combines the masculine Stud Fragrance Oil with real, honest to goodness beer to create the Beer Cold Process Soap Recipe. This is a full soaping recipe from scratch with a single twist. Instead of using water to create the lye water for this recipe, we use beer! So, the raw masculine fragrance oil and the fresh beer scent combine to create an aroma that is entirely its own.

Craft Ideas for Father's Day Bastille Cold Process Soap RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Bastille Cold Process Soap Recipe

Additionally, we have another homemade soap recipe that is very masculine. So, this would be great for you to create for Father’s Day. However, this recipe, Bastille Cold Process Soap Recipe, is a bit more simplistic. This recipe uses some nourishing oils and a typical soaping method. Also, the manly scent in this soap is strong, sharp and full of spice. Since this recipe uses The Fast Lane Fragrance Oil, this soap smell of a sharp, spicy, lavender, amber aroma as the fragrance has a scent blend of lavender, citrus, spicy berries, and sandalwood. Thus, this is the perfect gift for a man that enjoys masculine body scents.

Camouflage Bath Bomb RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Camouflage Bath Bomb Recipe

Also, you can create some very cool bath products with a rugged, masculine scent. The Camouflage Bath Bomb Recipe is an awesome bath bomb recipe that may just be manly enough to be worth a bath. Not only does this product have a camouflage pattern, but the scent has notes of intense spice and rich leather that blend with other scents to create an amazingly masculine scent.

Craft Ideas for Father's Day Green Camouflage Candle RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Green Camouflage Candle Recipe

Further, we have more wonderful camo recipes that would be great for Fathers Day. If your dad likes camouflage, then he will love the Green Camouflage Candle Recipe! This recipe combines the awesome appearance of camouflage with the scent of our Fresh Outdoors Fragrance Oil. This fragrance is a bright, woodsy, and natural scent that creates a great candle for any outdoors-man. So, this recipe is a perfect fit for dads that enjoy hunting, camping, or simply nature in general.

Manly Body Spray RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Manly Body Spray Recipe

Also, you could create some homemade body spray for Father’s Day. The Manly Body Spray Recipe is a simple creation that takes our refreshing Light Blue Men Type Fragrance Oil and creates a perfect body cologne. This scent combined with our Odor Eliminator to allow the fragrance oil to work without the hindrance of gross scents. Instead, the dad that receives this handmade cologne would smell like a blend of citrus notes which are combined with middle notes of bergamot, balsam, and anise with base notes of patchouli and vanilla. Overall, it is a light, manly scent that is perfect for a scented body spray with a clean man scent.

Football Field Candle Loaf RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Football Field Candle Loaf Recipe

Additionally, we have a scented candle that football loving dads would go crazy for. The Football Field Candle Loaf Recipe is a candle that is created to look like a football field, complete with an embed football. Not only does this recipe walk the walk, but it talks the talk. Meaning that this candle smells like a brand new leather football! So, the football fanatic dads in your life can enjoy the scent of fresh leather without leaving the comfort of their living, which means more time for them to watch the game.

Craft Ideas for Father's Day Game On HP Soap RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Game On HP Soap Recipe

Another great idea for sports fan dads is the Game On HP Soap Recipe! This is a quicker homemade soap recipe that is made to look like a game day jersey. This recipe is just like any cold process soap recipe as far as the nourishing oils and the clean homemade soap feeling. Except, this soap recipe cuts out the curing time! Since this recipe is heated as the lye and oils interact, the reaction is sped up. This all means that this recipe for making soap from scratch is basically immediately ready to use!

Total Hot Man CP Soap RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Total Hot Man Fragrance Oil

Check out another cold process soap recipe that is perfect for a totally hot man. Our Total Hot Man CP Soap Recipe walks you through the steps to create a wonderful batch of soaps. Plus, this recipe contains amazing oils, deep pore cleansing activated charcoal and a very confident scent. The Total Hot Man Fragrance Oil is strong in soap and leaves the aroma of patchouli, balanced by fresh sage, crispy green notes, and freshly sliced mango; all sitting on base notes of earthy sandalwood and tonka bean. Overall, this recipe is perfect for soaping.

Craft Ideas for Father's Day Scented Markers RecipeCraft Ideas for Father’s Day Scented Markers Recipe

Also, we have a craft that younger kids could create for Father’s Day. The Scented Markers Recipe is a simple recipe that kids could easily create with a bit of adult supervision. We have some great scents picked out for certain colors, but letting the kids help choose the scents could be fun, as well. Kids could create their dad’s very own set of smelly markers and enjoy a day of coloring together and enjoy each others company.

Craft Ideas for Father’s Day Have a Happy Father’s Day

Here’s wishing that all the fathers out there have a wonderful day! If you would like to share your fun on Father’s Day, then share your pics on our Facebook wall or @ngscents on Instagram!

Apr
11

Melt and Pour Soap Kit


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Melt and Pour Soap Kit

Melt and Pour Soap KitThe Melt and Pour Soap Kit provides you with everything that you need to create two pounds worth of melt and pour soaps. Not only will you be able to create about sixteen individual bars of melt and pour soap, but this kit provides you with everything from the ingredients to the soap molds. So, making these soaps could not get any easier! Simply melt the soap base, add a few ingredients, and pour the soap into the molds. Plus, this Natures Garden kit comes with your choice of one of two soap bases. You also receive four different scents and two different soap dyes to use. So, you can make a couple of batches of soap that are the color and scent you’d prefer. Overall, this kit is a great choice for a beginner soap maker or someone looking for a simple and fun craft to make.

Melt and Pour Soap Kit Ingredients Included

Complete Step by Step Soap Making Instructions

2 pounds of Melt and Pour Soap Base (you can choose one of two types)
Goat’s Milk Melt and Pour Soap Base
Diamond Clear Soap Melt and Pour Soap Base

Four 1 oz Samples of Fragrance Oils (currently the fragrances listed below)
Sweet Pea Fragrance Oil
Best Friends Fragrance Oil
Oatmeal Milk and Honey Fragrance Oil
Lavender Flowers Fragrance Oil

Two Liquid Soap Dyes (Currently the two listed below)
Da Bomb Soap Dye Blue
Da Bomb Soap Dye Red

Two Soap Molds (Currently the two listed below)
Oval Decorative Soap Mold
Heart with Angels Soap Mold

Melt and Pour Soap Kit Other Ingredients and Equipment Needed

Pyrex Glass Measuring Cup
Microwave
Refrigerator (optional)
Pam Cooking Spray (optional)
Tablespoon
Stainless Steel Mixing Spoon
Rubbing Alcohol

Melt and Pour Soap Kit Clean and Sanitize

Before you start your project make sure that you are truly prepared. First fill a bullet bottle with rubbing alcohol and place a fine mist sprayer on top. Then, not only should you sanitize your work space, but you should retrieve and clean your equipment. The creation of this kit will require a clean counter space and an available microwave. Also, collecting the equipment needed to complete the project will help the process go smoother. Since everything will be within an arm’s reach, you won’t need to spend time and energy to locate certain tools to finish. Plus, pausing part way through may cause your soap to cool before it is time to pour into the molds. So, preparing ahead of time can save you time and prevent you from messing up your creation.

Melt and Pour Soap Kit Preparing and Melting Your Soap Base

Melt and Pour Soap Kit Preparing and Melting Your Soap BaseFirst, you are going to want to prepare your provided soap base. Since melt and pour soap has already undergone the saponification process, all you’re are going to need to do is melt the soap. Also, our kit contains the Goats Milk Soap Base. However, you can choose the clear soap base if you’d like, the process is going to be the same either way. So, cut your slab of soap in half, which will be about a single pound of soap. Then, cut your soap into smaller chunks to fit the soap into your glass measuring cup. After, you will place your filled measuring cup in the microwave for a minute. If the soap is not entirely melted after a minute, then heat the soap again in 30 second intervals until the soap base is entirely melted. You need to melt in intervals to avoid overheating the soap, as it could potentially boil.

Melt and Pour Soap Kit Scenting Your Melted Soap

Melt and Pour Soap Kit Scenting Your Melted SoapNext, remove your soap from the microwave. Then, you will want to choose one of your four fragrance oils to add to your melted soap. While we chose to use the Lavender Fragrance Oil, any of the scents will work perfectly. Now, measure out a single tablespoon of your preferred fragrance and mix it into the melted soap.

Melt and Pour Soap Kit Coloring Your Melted Soap

Melt and Pour Soap Kit Coloring Your Melted SoapAfter you add the fragrance oil, it’s time for color.  You will need your Da Bomb Soap Dyes.  Then, you will want to add some of the liquid soap dye to the scented soap. While you can add either color you’d like, we chose to use two red and two blue to create a light pastel purple shade for our soap.  Add your soap colorant and mix.

Melt and Pour Soap Kit Pouring Your Melted Soap

Melt and Pour Soap Kit Pouring Your Melted SoapNow, you are going to pour your soap into the provided molds. While your melted soap is still hot, pour the soap into the molds. You should have enough melted to fill all the cavities in both molds. After your soaps set up you can create a second batch of soaps with the other half of your melt and pour soap slab. Additionally, you can spray a paper towel with Pam Cooking Spray then wipe inside each cavity of your mold before pouring your melted soap. This will make removing the hardened soap from the molds easier, but will not harm the soaps. Once you pour the melted soap into the molds spray any air bubbles you see with rubbing alcohol to release them.

Melt and Pour Soap Kit Finishing Your Soaps

Melt and Pour Soap Kit Finishing Your SoapsFinally, you are going to finish your melt and pour soaps. First, you will need to wait a half hour before moving your soap molds. Since the soap will be in a cooling process, moving the soaps could cause them to wrinkle or spill before they set up entirely. After this time passes, you can move the soap molds into the refrigerator for about an hour, or you can wait for them to setup naturally. Either way, allow the mp soap to finish the cooling process before removing your soap from the molds. Next, once the soap is setup, turn your mold upside down on a counter and press on the back of the soap cavity until your soap is released. Repeat the steps above with the remaining soap base. After, your soaps are complete and removed from the molds they are ready for immediate use!

Melt and Pour Soap Kit Other Ideas

If you are looking to kick your handmade soap up a notch, you can always use additives. You have many options when it comes to additives. My favorite is mica which can be dusted on your soap once they setup. This will give the soap a shimmering bling. Also, dried flowers like lavender or calendula can be added to the melted soap. Perhaps you want to add coffee grounds for exfoliation. These are just a few ways to make your soap stand out but the options really are endless. We hope that you enjoy the melt and pour soap kit. For other mp soap ideas, be sure to check out all of our free melt and pour soap recipes.

Feb
09

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe


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Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe

IMG_20170208_100059345-2Natures Garden’s Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe is a layered soap recipe.  This melt and pour soap project incorporates both activated charcoal powder and poppy seeds.  In addition, it has a beautiful sparkle to the top layer.  This was created by incorporating diamond dust mica pigment.  We used our diamond clear melt and pour soap along with Blackened Amethyst Fragrance Oil.  This soap not only looks beautiful, it also provides exfoliation with the addition of poppy seeds.  Finally, activated charcoal was added due to its detoxifying properties.

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Ingredients found at Natures Garden

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Activated Charcoal Powder
Poppy Seeds Whole
Blackened Amethyst Fragrance Oil
Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
Vegetable Glycerin
Small Tray Rectangle Mold – Mold Markets Mold
Cutter for Mitre Box
Natures Garden Apron
1 oz Black PET Bullet Bottles
20/410 Black Fine Mist Sprayers

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Other Supplies You Will Need

Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Measuring Spoon (1/8 teaspoon)
Rubbing Alcohol
Scale
Microwave

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Before You Begin

Prior to starting, we recommend wearing an apron, gloves, and a hair net.  Also, clean and sanitize your work station.  In addition, do the same with your mixing utensils and other supplies you will be using.  You will need to prepare a bottle of rubbing alcohol.  Fill your bullet bottle with rubbing alcohol and place a fine mist sprayer on top.  Make sure you have all of your supplies and equipment out and ready to begin.

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Prepare Your Colorant

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Prepare Your ColorantFirst, we will prepare our colorant.  The colorant will be used in the first layer of melt and pour soap.  For this step you will need a small mixing dish, a mixing spoon, your scale, activated charcoal, diamond dust mica pigment, 1/8 teaspoon measuring spoon, and finally your vegetable glycerin.  Now, make sure your scale is set to weight in grams.  In the small mixing bowl, add 1 gram of activated charcoal, 14 grams of vegetable glycerin, and just 1/8 teaspoon of your diamond dust mica pigment.  Lastly, mix them all together until you have a smooth consistency.

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Preparing the First Layer of Soap

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Preparing the First Layer of SoapOnce again you will need your scale.  Additionally, you will need the diamond clear melt and pour soap base, your Blackened Amethyst Fragrance Oil, a medium sizes bowl, a mixing spoon, your microwave, and the colorant you prepared in the previous step.  First, weigh out 517 grams of the clear soap base.  Next, use the microwave to melt the soap base.  You want to heat the base in 30 seconds bursts until it is melted.  Be careful not to over-heat it.  You only need to get the soap to a liquid state.

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Preparing the First Layer of Soap

 

 

Once your clear base is melted, add 26 grams of Blackened Amethyst Fragrance Oil.  Then, add the activated charcoal soap colorant you prepared.  Finally stir the base to completely mix the fragrance and color throughout the melted soap.

 

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Pouring the First Layer of Soap

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Pouring the First Layer of SoapNext, you will need your bottle of rubbing alcohol, your melted soap base, and your small rectangle tray soap mold.  Now, pour the melted soap into the mold.  You will want to pour slowly, avoiding the edges of the mold.  I always find it easier to pour in the center to avoid splashing the edges of the mold.  This is important because it is a layered mp soap.  If you get the charcoal soap along the edges of the mold, it will show up on the edges of the next layer.  Once the soap is setup, you will be able to see the dark soap on the clear layer.  When you are finished pouring your melted soap, spray it with rubbing alcohol.  Rubbing alcohol will release any air bubbles in the soap.  Finally, allow the soap to setup completely before moving to the next step.

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Preparing and Pouring the Second Layer of Soap

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Preparing and Pouring the Second Layer of Soap

The next layer will be a completely clear layer of soap.  However, we chose to add poppy seeds to this layer.  Not only does it look awesome, it also acts as an exfoliant.  So, for this step you will need your mold containing the soap, poppy seeds, clear melt and pour soap, your scale, microwave, and rubbing alcohol.  First, you will need about 7 grams of poppy seeds.  Then, to soap setup in the mold, spread a thin layer of poppy seeds.  You will want to make sure the poppy seeds are evenly dispersed throughout the mold.

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Preparing and Pouring the Second Layer of Soap

 

Then, weigh out and melt 258 grams of your clear soap base.  Once melted spray you previous, setup layer, with rubbing alcohol.  Your rubbing alcohol not only helps release air bubbles, it will also help the soap adhere to the previous layer.  Once you have sprayed your soap, go ahead and pour the melted clear soap right on top.  Finally, spray the soap with rubbing alcohol to release any air bubbles.  Then, let the mp soap setup completely before moving on.  You will notice some of your poppy seeds will stay in between the layers of the soap, and some will float and disperse throughout your clear layer.

I would also like to point out one final thing.  You will notice we chose not to scent this soap layer.  When working with a clear soap base, some fragrance oils can cloud the base.  We did not want to risk obstructing the visual effect of the poppy seed.  So, we chose to leave it unscented.  However, our final soap still has a nice strong blackened amethyst aroma.

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Cutting the Soap

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Cutting the SoapIn this step you will need your setup soap and a mitre box cutter.  First, flip your mold containing the soap over on a table.  Then, press gently on the bottom of your rectangle soap mold.  Your soap should come out of the mold without any trouble.  Now, notice the lines in your soap?  These lines make cutting the soap a breeze.  Simply use the soap cutter to cut along the lines.  Once your soap is cut, you will have fifteen 2 ounce bars of activated charcoal soap.

We hope that you like this shimmering activated charcoal soap recipe.  For even more fragrance fun check out even more candle, soap, and cosmetic recipes and classes available from Natures Garden Soap Making Supplies at this link.  Also, be sure to tag us on Instagram and Twitter @ngscents showing us what you’ve created!  You can also post picture on our Facebook page!  We just love seeing what our customers have created!

 

Jan
06

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe


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Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour RecipeValentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe

Share the love this Valentines Day with our Valentines Day Kisses Melt and Pour Recipe! We have used all of the glitz and glam to create a plethora of different ways to gorgeously color some big, sparkly smooches. Not only are these shiny lips pretty, but they are scented with our You Sexy Thing You Fragrance Oil. So, why not try this recipe out and give a loved one a couple kisses this holiday?

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Ingredients Available At Natures Garden

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap 

You Sexy Thing You Fragrance Oil 

Vegetable Glycerin 

Mica – 24K Gold Pigment 

Fun Soap Colorant – Neon Pink

Mica – Diamond Dust Pigment

Fun Soap Colorant – Black Oxide 

Fun Soap Colorant – Tomato Red

Lips – Mold Market Molds

Fun Soap Colorant – Ultramarine Violet

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Other Equipment Needed

Alcohol in a Spray Bottle

Scale

Toothpicks

Microwave

Medium, Microwave Safe Bowls

Small Bowls

Spatula

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Weights And Amounts

300 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap per color

300 grams of Goat’s Milk Melt and Pour Soap

15 grams of You Sexy Thing You Fragrance Oil

9 grams of Vegetable Glycerin

2 grams of Mica – 24K Gold Pigment

Small Amount of Fun Soap Colorant – Black Oxide

2 grams of Mica – Diamond Dust Pigment

Small Amount of Fun Soap Colorant – Tomato Red

A few grams of Fun Soap Colorant – Neon Pink

Small Amount of Fun Soap Colorant – Ultramarine Violet

Medium, Microwave Safe Bowls

2 Small Bowls

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Sanitation and Preparation

Before beginning this recipe you should be sure that all of your equipment and your work space has been cleaned and is ready to work. If you need to you can use two or three bowls and the same number of molds, but you will have to continuously wash as the recipe proceeds.

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Final Product

Three kissing lips soaps will be produced for each color that is created. These steps will walk you through the hues that we chose to create. If you wish to get creative, then feel free to mix and match your lip colors to customize your own set of kisses!

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Creating Mica Pigments 

Initially, we are going to prepare the soap pigments that we will need later on. Rather than using any of our soap dyes, we are going to use mica to color our melt and pour soap. Not only will this allow us to achieve gold and silver pigments, but the soap will sparkle as well! So, let’s prepare our diamond dust and 24K gold mica pigments and then get to soaping.

Next, we are going to use the 24K gold mica to create a color for our melt and pour soap. So, weigh out approximately 4 grams of vegetable glycerin and 2 grams of 24K gold mica into one of the smaller bowls. Now, mix these ingredients thoroughly to integrate all of the mica powder and spread out any clumped mica. Once you have a nice liquid gold paste prepared, set the bowl aside.

Now, we are going to use the diamond dust mica to create a different pigment for our melt and pour soap. First, weigh 5 grams of vegetable glycerin into another small bowl. Also, include 2 grams of the diamond dust mica. Integrate all of the mica powder and break up any clumps. Once you have a liquid paste you can set aside the bowl.

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Silver Colored Kisses 

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Silver KissesFirst, we are going to create our silver pigmented melt and pour kissing lips. Now, take one of your three larger bowls and weigh 300 grams of the diamond clear melt and pour soap. After, melt the soap in a microwave for a couple minutes. Make sure that you take the soap out periodically to mix and avoid boiling your soap. Allow the soap to cool slightly, but not too much. You want the temperature to be warm enough to not set up before we add color and fragrance, but not too hot that the fragrance will burn off.

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Silver Colored Kisses Now, we are going to add colorant and scent to the melted soap. First, you can add 15 grams of the You Sexy Thing You Fragrance Oil to your melted soap. Now, take the diamond dust mica pigment we created and add two grams to your soap. Also, dip a tooth pick into your Black Oxide Fun Soap Colorant and swirl this into the melted soap as well. Mix your soap thoroughly to incorporate the color and fragrance.

Finally, we are ready to pour. Take your lips mold and pour your melted soap. Spray the tops of your soap with alcohol to release bubbles that may be on the back of your soap. Now, let the poured soap set up of a few minutes. Later, remove the soap from the mold.

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Dark Gold Colored Kisses

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Gold KissesSecond, we are going to create our dark gold melt and pour soap kissing lips. Before, you will want to get one of your large bowls and your gram scale. Then, weigh out about 300 grams of your diamond clear melt and pour soap. Next, melt your soap in a microwave for a few minutes. Be watchful that your soap doesn’t boil! Afterwards, allow you soap to cool for a few moments before moving on to add the scent.

Afterwards, we are going to add in the fragrance oil and the mica Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Dark Gold Colored Kissespigment. First, add 15 grams of the You Sexy Thing You Fragrance Oil. Next, we are going to need to use our 24K gold mica paste. Include about 3 grams of the 24K gold mica paste and mix thoroughly. Now, pour the soap into your lips mold and spray the tops with alcohol. Later on, once the soap sets up, you will be able to remove your soap from the lips mold.

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Pearl Colored Kisses 

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Pearl KissesNext, we are going to create the shinny pearl colored kissing lips soaps. Again, weigh 300 grams of the diamond clear melt and pour soap into a clean, microwave safe bowl. Place the bowl in a microwave and heat until all the soap is melted. You can remove and stir the soap periodically to prevent over heating. After, allow the soap to cool slightly in preparation for the addition of the fragrance oil .

Afterwards, we are going to add mica pigment and the You Sexy Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Pearl Colored KissesThing You Fragrance Oil. First, add 15 grams of the scent. Second, we are going to include 3 grams of the diamond dust mica paste. Mix thoroughly. Now, pour the mixture into you mold market lips mold. After, spray the freshly poured soaps with alcohol. Later, the soaps will be set up and you can remove them from the mold.

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Hot Pink Shimmer Colored Kisses 

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Hot Pink Shimmer Colored Kisses Now, we are creating the hot pink shimmer colored kisses from our melt and pour soap. Weigh 300 grams of the diamond clear soap in a microwave safe bowl. When melting the soap be watchful that the soap base doesn’t over heat. Next, add in 15 grams of the fragrance oil. Add 5 grams of diamond dust mica paste, 4 drops of neon pink, and a drop of ultramarine violet. Mix well and then pour into the molds. After, spray the soap with alcohol. Once it has set up you can remove the soap from the molds.

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Light Pink Pearl Colored Kisses 

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Light Pink Pearl Colored Kisses Subsequently, we are going to create some light pink pearlized kissing lips with melt and pour soap. Now, take 300 grams of the clear melt and pour soap in a microwave safe bowl. You are going to want to melt your soap, but make should check on your melting soap a few times to make sure that the soap isn’t getting too hot. Once the soap has entirely melted, allow it to rest for a few moments to ready the soap for the addition of the scent.

After, we are going to mix in both the fragrance oil and the colorant. Take you Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Light Pink Pearl Colored Kisses melted soap and add 15 grams of the You Sexy Thing You Fragrance Oil. Now, add 4 drops of the Neon Pink Fun Soap Colorant to the soap. Mix well to incorporate. Also, add five grams of the diamond dust mixture, and 1 toothpick of FUN Soap Colorant Ultramarine Violet.  Next, pour the soap into the lips mold and spray the soap with some alcohol. Once the soap is entirely set up you will be able to remove them from the mold.

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Rose Gold Colored Kisses 

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Rose GoldNext, we are going to create the rose gold kissing lips melt and pour soaps. First, weigh 300 grams of your diamond clear melt and pour soap into a microwave safe bowl. Use a microwave to melt the soap and be cautious that you do not boil the soap.

Afterwards, add 15 grams of the fragrance. Retrieve two more toothpicks. Take one of your toothpicks, dip it in your neon pink soap colorant, and swirl it in the soap. You will do this step with the pink a total of four times. Next, take a new tooth pick and add one dipping of the 24K gold mica paste. Mix well. Pour the soap into the lips mold and allow it to set up. Now, spray the soap with alcohol. Once the soap has entirely set up you can remove the soap from the molds.

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Light Rose Gold Colored Kisses 

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Light Copper Colored KissesThen, we can create a light rose gold colored kissing lips soap. Take 300 grams of diamond clear melt and pour soap in a microwave safe bowl. Melt the soap and be sure to keep an eye on the melting soap. Now, add 15 grams of the fragrance oil. For colorant, include three toothpicks worth of neon pink soap colorant and one toothpick of the gold mica paste. Mix the soap well, pour into the molds, and spray the soap with alcohol. Finally, after your soaps set up you can remove them from the mold.

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Copper Colored Kisses

Valentines Day Kisses Melt And Pour Recipe Copper Colored KissesFinally, we are going to create a copper shade of these kissing lips soaps. Next, take you microwave safe bowl and add 300 grams of the diamond clear melt and pour soap. Melt the soap in your microwave, but make sure not to overheat. Now, add 15 grams of the fragrance oil to your soap. Next, you can color your soap with 1 toothpick of tomato red fun soap colorant and 2 toothpicks of the 24K gold mica paste. After you mix well you can pour the soap into the lips soap mold. Spray the soap with the alcohol. Eventually, you will be able to remove the soap from the mold.

Dec
29

Mango Tangerine Foaming Bath Whip Recipe


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Mango Tangerine Foaming Bath Whip RecipeMango Tangerine Foaming Bath Whip Recipe

Our next recipe is a Mango Tangerine Foaming Bath Whip Recipe.  This bath whip has the consistency of fluffy and delicious frosting, without the calories.  So, go ahead and indulge yourself without the guilt.  Since it uses our whipped soap base, it may look like frosting, but don’t try to eat it, it’s actually soap.  If you haven’t tried our whipped soap base yet, I highly recommend it.  This particular bath whip recipe uses Natures Garden’s Whipped soap base.  It also happens to incorporate one of my favorite mango scents, Mango Tangerine Fragrance Oil.  Our Mango Tangerine scent is fabulous, and SUPER STRONG!  A must have for me!

Mango Tangerine Foaming Bath Whip Recipe Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Whipped Soap Base

Mango Tangerine Fragrance Oil

Da Bomb Soap Dye – Yellow

Da Bomb Soap Dye – Red

4 oz. Clear PET JAR

White Dome Lid Smooth 58/400

Mango Tangerine Foaming Bath Whip Recipe Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need

Powdered Sugar

Scale

Bowl

Spoon

Spatula

Hand Held Mixer

Deep Mixing Bowls – You will need two.

Mango Tangerine Foaming Bath Whip Recipe Total Recipe Weights

454 grams Natures Garden Whipped Soap Base

250 grams Powdered Sugar

35 grams Natures Garden’s Mango Tangerine Fragrance Oil

15 drops Da Bomb Soap Dye Yellow

15 drops Da Bomb Soap Dye Red

Prior to starting, you will want to clean your work area.  Also, sanitize any equipment you will be using.  In addition, you need to clean and sanitize your packaging supplies.  This includes all of the jars and lids you will be using.  For this recipe we will be using seven of the jars and seven of the lids.

Mango Tangerine Foaming Bath Whip Recipe Weigh Out Your Soap Base

Mango Tangerine Foaming Bath Whip RecipeFirst, you will need your scale and one of the deep mixing bowls.  You will be weighing the ingredients in grams.  Make sure your scale is set to weigh in grams.  Place the bowl on the scale.  Then, tare the scale out.  Add 454 grams of Natures Garden’s whipped soap base to the mixing bowl.  Set this mixing bowl aside, we will come back to it.

Mango Tangerine Foaming Bath Whip Recipe Prepare the Powdered Sugar

Next, we will prepare the powdered sugar.  You will need your second mixing bowl.  First, weigh out 250 grams of powdered sugar.  For the moment set this aside.  We found it easiest to weight both of these at once so it is ready when we need it.  We will come back to it in just a few minutes.

Mango Tangerine Foaming Bath Whip Recipe Whip the Base

Mango Tangerine Foaming Bath Whip RecipeNow, back to the first bowl.  Get out your hand mixer.  To the bowl containing the whipped soap base, add 15 drops of the red soap colorant and 15 drops yellow soap dye.  Also, add 35 grams of Natures Garden’s Mango Tangerine Fragrance Oil.  Use your mixer to mix the ingredients together.  Be extra careful, you want to make sure everything is thoroughly mixed.  Use the mixer to continue to whip the soap base.  Keep on whipping until you have reached a whipped frosting consistency.

Mango Tangerine Foaming Bath Whip Recipe Put it All Together

Mango Tangerine Foaming Body Whip RecipeNext, we will begin combining all of the ingredients.  Use your spatula to fold the sugar into the whipped soap base.  Make sure the sugar mixture is fully and evenly incorporated.  Then, once again, use the hand mixer to whip the ingredients together.  Mix until you have a frosting consistency again.  Also, you will want to make sure you use your spatula to scrape off any whipped base from the sides of the bowl.

Mango Tangerine Foaming Bath Whip Recipe Packaging Your Whipped Body Frosting

Finally, let’s package the whipped frosting.  You will need the seven jars you prepared earlier.  Also, go ahead and get the lids.  Use your spoon to scoop the body frosting into the jars.  Once you have filled the seven jars, place a lid on each jar.

Once you have finished your frosting, you can use it right away.  Simply scoop a bit out of the jar.  Then, use it just like you would a body wash.  Once you have made your bath whip, be sure to show us how yours turned out.  Post a picture of your finished product on our Facebook Page.  Or, you could tag us on Instagram @ngscents.  We hope that your enjoy your Mango Tangerine Foaming Bath Whip as much as we do!

 

Nov
30

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe


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Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap RecipeGoodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe

Are you looking for a super cute and very simple recipe to create melt and pour soaps that smell just as scrumptious as they appear? Then no need to look any further than our Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe! This scrumptious craft has been inspired by a delicious childhood scent found at Natures Garden. Since the goal is making gumdrop soaps, it’s no surprise that this inspirational candy scent is no other than Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Fragrance Oil! This scented oil smells just like a long beloved candy that is both sentimental and perfect for the upcoming holidays. Whether gumdrops are used to decorate a gingerbread house or to line grandma’s candy dish, this candy is a Christmas delight! So, why not add these yummy gumdrop melt and pour soaps to your holiday décor? These are perfect for decorative guest soaps, lovely handmade Christmas gifts, or even adorable party favors! Plus, these small candy hand soaps are perfect duplicates of the real deal and look good enough to eat!  Not only do these adorable little gumdrop candy soaps look absolutely perfect, but this recipe is an easy melt and pour soap creation that anyone could make.

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Natures Garden Ingredients

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Fragrance Oil

Neon Pink Fun Soap Colorant

Neon Green Fun Soap Colorant

FUN Soap Colorant Neon Orange

Ultramarine Violet Fun Soap Colorant

Neon Blue Fun Soap Colorant

8 oz Clear PET Bottle

24/410 Fine Mist Sprayer

Round Silicone Cupcake Molds

 

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Other Ingredients

White Granulated Sugar

A Spray Bottle of Rubbing Alcohol

1 medium sized bowl

4 smaller sized bowls

Gumdrops mold (flexiblemolds.com)

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Melting Your Melt and Pour Soap

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Melting Your Melt and Pour SoapFor the first step you will want to use a medium, microwave safe bowl. Use a scale to weigh out and cut up 413 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. This can be melted in a microwave for a minute or so. Make sure you don’t put in for too long because you don’t want your soap to get too hot. Getting your soap too hot could happen very easily if you leave the soap unattended so be sure to watch as you microwave. We suggest that you take the soap out periodically and mix it to prevent this. While there may be some soap chunks remaining in the bowl, the soap may be hot enough to melt the soap chunks as you mix. If it isn’t hot enough, then stick it back in the microwave for a few more seconds and try again. Note that for the next few steps you will want to move a bit faster because the soap will begin to set up as it cools.

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Scenting Your Melt and Pour Soap

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Scenting Your Melt and Pour SoapFor your second step you will be adding Natures Garden’s Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Fragrance Oil to your already melted soap. Using your gram scale, add 4 grams of the Goodie Goodie Gum Drops Fragrance Oil to your medium sized bowl of melted diamond clear melt and pour soap. Be sure that you do not add more than 4 grams of this fragrance because it has a body safe limit of 1% of the weight for the total recipe. Mix the fragrance oil in quickly and get ready to separate the soap into the small four bowls. If your melt and pour soap begins to set up, you can add it to the microwave for a few seconds. However, it cannot become too hot or the fragrance oil will burn off! So, you will need to be quick and ready to go.

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Separate Your Melt and Pour Soap

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Separate Your Melt and Pour SoapFor the next step you will be taking your medium sized bowl to equally divide the melted soap into four small bowls. Each of your bowls will be used to create one of four different colors from the scrumptious gumdrop soaps. Now, using your scale, weigh out approximately 103 grams of the scented melt and pour soap in each bowl.

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Color Your Melt and Pour Soap

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Color Your Green Soap

Next, we will be adding various Fun Soap Colorants to the bowls. This will create a variety of colored gumdrops! First, you will be creating some great green goodie gumdrop soaps! Take one of your previously weighed small bowls of melt and pour soap. Next, add 4 drops of our neon green fun soap colorant. This will give your soap a bright green candy color. Now, stir until the fun soap colorant has been evenly distributed throughout the melted soap. Pour the green soap into the first row of the gumdrop mold and spray with alcohol. Make sure that any soap that is remaining on top of the mold is wiped away to prevent the other gumdrops from color transfer.

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Color Your Pink Soap

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Color Your Melt and Pour SoapNext, you are going to create your pretty pink gumdrop soaps! Take your next small bowl that has 103 grams of melt and pour soap. Stir in 2 drops of our neon pink fun soap colorant. Also, add 2 drops of our ultramarine violet fun soap colorant. After the dye has been mixed in evenly to create a vibrant pink hue, pour the soap into the second row of the gumdrop mold. Spray your pink soap with alcohol and wipe the excess soap from the top of the mold.

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Color Your Blue Soap

Now, it’s is time for you to create your scrumptious blue gumdrop candy melt and pour soap! Take another small bowl of melted soap. Now, stir in 5 drops of the neon blue fun soap colorant. Also, add 1 drop of the ultramarine violet fun soap colorant. Once the dye has been mixed in well, pour the soap into the third row of the mold and spray this row with alcohol.  Also, wipe any soap poured above the indent.

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Color Your Orange Soap

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Color Your Melt and Pour SoapFinally, you will be making the fantastic orange gumdrop soap! Grab one of the small bowls of melted soap. Stir in 8 drops of neon orange fun soap colorant. Once all of the melt and pour soap is evenly orange, pour the soap into the last row of the gumdrop mold. Spray the final row with alcohol and be sure that the orange melt and pour soap can’t get into another row.

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Unmolding Your Melt and Pour Soaps

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Unmolding Your Melt and Pour SoapsNow it’s time to play the waiting game for a few minutes. Although it doesn’t take too long to set up, you must make sure that the melt and pour soap has completely set up. If you wish to speed up the soap’s cooling process, you have the option to move your filled soap mold to your refrigerator. Just make sure that your soaps are set up just enough on the top to be able to move the mold without creating ripples on the top of your soaps. You can tell whether they’re ready by watching the tops and slowly moving. If it looks too liquid, wait longer. Eventually, the soap will be entirely set up, either on its own or with some help from the fridge, and you will be able to pop the cute little melt and pour candy soaps out of the gumdrop mold.

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Sweetening Your Melt and Pour Soaps

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Sweetening Your Melt and Pour SoapsAs a final step you can use some white, granulated sugar to make your melt and pour soaps look more realistic. This is the step that really makes these little candy soaps look realistic! Adding sugar doesn’t reduce the quality of the soap, as the sugar can wash right off before use. Now, spread a nice layer of your white cane sugar on a plate. Then, spray one of your gumdrops with some rubbing alcohol to get the sugar to stick to the soap better. Now you can lightly roll the sprayed gumdrop soap in the white sugar to get an even coat on the little soap. You can repeat the spraying and rolling steps with the other melt and pour gumdrop soaps.

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Soap Recipe Sweetening Your Melt and Pour SoapsFinally, this should leave you with the finished product of sixteen irresistibly cute gumdrop melt and pour soaps! These sweet little soaps are ready to use but, so cute that you may not want to wash them away. Instead, you may decide to use these sweet candy soaps to decorate your home. These little melt and pour goodies would be perfect with the round silicone cupcake molds as your soap dish! On the other hand, you could attempt to trick a friend into trying the candy scented soap, since these soaps are just realistic enough to work. Just don’t let them actually eat them! Regardless of how you intend to use these festive holiday melt and pour soaps, they are guaranteed to add a bit of holiday cheer to your home.

Nov
21

Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe


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Mistletoe-CP-Soap-RecipeMistletoe CP Soap Recipe

Our next cold process soap recipe will show you how to create mistletoe inspired soap.  We have made a Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe using Natures Garden Mistletoe and Ivy Fragrance Oil.  I mean who doesn’t like getting caught under the mistletoe.  With the holidays right around the corner, we thought it would be a fun addition to our free craft recipes.  Before we get started, make sure you have reviewed our Cold Process Soap 101 class and our Soap Making Safety class if you have not made cp soap before.

Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe Ingredients from Natures GardenMistletoe CP Soap Recipe Ingredients from Natures Garden

Lye
COCONUT Oil-76
GRAPESEED Oil- 16 oz.
APRICOT KERNEL Oil- 16 oz.
MANGO BUTTER
CASTOR Oil- 16 oz.
FRACTIONATED COCONUT Oil
FUN Soap Colorant Lime Green
FUN Soap Colorant Tomato Red
Mistletoe and Ivy Fragrance Oil

FUN Soap Colorant Kelly Green
Cutter for Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
Safety GLOVES for Soap Making- 1 pair
Square Loaf Mold
Safety MASK for Soap Making- 2 count

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Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe Other Ingredients and Things Needed

Scale
Water
Mixing Bowls
Spatula
Stick Blender
Decorating Bottle

Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe Preparing the Lye Solution and OilsMistletoe CP Soap Recipe Prepare Your Lye Solution

Weigh out 517 grams of distilled water.  Slowly add 199 grams of lye.  Stir until the lye is dissolved.  Allow your lye to cool to room temperature.  While you are waiting for your lye to cool, weigh out and melt your oils.

Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe Prepare Your Oils

You will need 136 grams apricot oil, 109 grams coconut oil 76, 299 grams grapeseed oil, 476 grams mango butter, 109 castor oil, and 231 grams fractionated coconut oil.  Allow the oils to cool to room temperature.  While you are waiting for the temperatures to come down prepare your colorants.

Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe Prepare Your FUN Soap ColorantsMistletoe CP Soap Recipe Prepare Your FUN Soap Colorants

You will need three small bowls.  To one bowl add 10 grams Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant.  Add 12 grams Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant.  In the third bowl add 6 drops of the red Soap Colorant.  Also, get your square loaf mold out and ready.

 

Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe Mixing Oils and LyeMistletoe CP Soap Recipe Pouring the Soap

Once both your oils and lye solution get down to room temperature, add your oils to your lye water.  Stick blend to emulsify.  Then, add 84 grams of Mistletoe and Ivy Fragrance Oil.  Again, stick blend your batter to incorporate the Mistletoe and Ivy Fragrance Oil.

 

Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe Separating the BatterNext, divide your soap batter.  Pour 200 grams of your soap batter into each of the bowls containing green soap colorant.  Use the stick blender to mix the color into the soap.  For the red portion, you will only need about 15 grams of soap batter.  You will also need to mix the color in by hand.  Once colored, place the batter into a decorating bottle.

 

 

Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe Pouring the Green Soap
The uncolored portion of the soap batter can be poured into your mold at a light trace.  Now, begin with the darker green soap batter.  Pour a line of dark down the center of your mold. You want to pour it down the longer length of the mold.  Then, pour the lighter green right on top of the darker green.  Now pour another layer of each color using the same method.

 

 

Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe Swirling the LeavesMistletoe CP Soap Recipe Swirling the Leaves and Adding Berries

The green portion of the soap is meant to resemble leaves.  You will see the two green colors you poured will rest on the top of the loaf.  You will use your wooden skewer to swirl the two colors.  Place your skewer in one corner of the mold.  Then, move the skewer in an “S” motion until you get to the other side of the mold.

 

 

Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe Adding BerriesFinally,  we will be using the red soap batter to place dots resembling berries.  Using the decorating bottle filled with the red batter add dots to the top of the soap.  You will want to place them either on top of the green soap, or close to them.  Also, keep in mind you will be slicing your loaf.  You may want to pay attention to where you place them.  This way you aren’t slicing right through the middle of a bundle of berries.

Once your soap has set up, after about 24 hours, remove the mistletoe soap from the mold.  Lastly, once it is firm enough, slice it.  Of course, you will want to let it cure before using it.