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Aug
02

Craft Ideas for Fall


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Craft Ideas for FallCraft Ideas for Fall

Crafts are fun to create and perfect for creating unique, seasonal decorations. It is a great hobby where you can use your finished products throughout your home. We at Natures Garden would like to share some of our own craft ideas for Fall that are sure to be a hit! Some of these crafts are perfect for decorating during the autumn season. But, all of these crafts are useful and smell fantastic. Whether you are interested in body products or room scents, we have the perfect fall crafts that you can create yourself!

Craft Ideas for Fall Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap Recipe

First, we have the delightful Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap Recipe. This homemade soap recipe is a perfect fall craft idea! This amazing recipe uses real pumpkin puree and the delicious Pumpkin Apple Butter Fragrance Oil. This scent will put you in the mood for the holidays with top notes of orange, apple, pear, pineapple, and cherries; middle notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove; with base notes of warm vanilla. Overall, this soap recipe is perfect for the Thanksgiving season!

Craft Ideas for Fall Autumn Leaves Potpourri RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Autumn Leaves Potpourri Recipe

Also, the Autumn Leaves Potpourri Recipe is a perfect addition to your list of fall season crafts. This craft recipe uses scented granulated candle wax to create a perfect diy scoopable wax! Plus, the wax leaves are perfect for the fall season, as this recipe looks like freshly fallen leaves. So, there is barely any melted wax. In fact, after the leaves are created there is no need for melting the wax. Further, the aroma of this craft is the Autumn Woods Fragrance Oil, which smells just like the smell of crisp leaves under foot and fresh pine.

Craft Ideas for Fall Pumpkin Sugar Scrub RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe

Next, we have the moisturizing and simple Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe. This layered scrub recipe is a wonderful blend of spices and herbs with skin loving butters and oils. Together with the scent of the Pumpkin Walnut Biscotti Fragrance Oil this sugar scrub is perfect! This finished scrub will exfoliate your dead skin and nourish the rest. So, your skin will be left soft and healthy. Plus, you will be left with the aroma of delicious notes of pumpkin and fresh walnuts.

Craft Ideas for Fall Cinnabun Melt and Pour Soap RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Cinnabun Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Now, check out an easy homemade soap recipe! The Cinnabun Melt and Pour Soap Recipe is a recipe that looks super cute and smells fantastic! This melt and pour soap recipe was created to look just like a cinnamon bun with the swirls, icing, and everything! Furthermore, you will love the scent of the Cinnabun Type Fragrance Oil! This delicious fragrance oil smells just like the aroma of freshly baked cinnamon bun rolls with flowing streams of cream cheese frosting. Truly, this recipe smells absolutely scrumptious!

Craft Ideas for Fall Sweet Potato and Brown Sugar Bath Whip RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Sweet Potato and Brown Sugar Bath Whip Recipe

If you are looking for some diy fall crafts, then try out the Sweet Potato and Brown Sugar Bath Whip Recipe! This bath product recipe is a lovely whipped soap recipe that uses a delicious fragrance oil, which is the Sweet Potato and Brown Sugar Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil has the delicious aroma of sweet potatoes and brown sugar that is drizzled with the perfect amount of honey. Also, you can create this easy craft recipe with just a few ingredients. All you need is the soap base, fragrance oil, brown sugar, and some soap colorant! 

Craft Ideas for Fall Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts Recipe

Another one of our creative arts and crafts ideas for adults is the Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts Recipe! You will love our diy wax melts without beeswax. These are perfect for using in your wax melt warmers and is a perfect alternative to candles. You can achieve the same great room scenting with lighting a wick. Both are wonderful, but many people strongly prefer one or the other.  So, we home wax melt lovers enjoy the Pumpkin Cheesecake Fragrance Oil in these cute little tarts!

Craft Ideas for Fall Pumpkin Puke Soap Jelly RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Pumpkin Puke Soap Jelly Recipe

Those looking for the perfect fall Halloween craft ideas are going to love the Pumpkin Puke Soap Jelly Recipe! This recipe is a simple and festive idea that you are going to really like. This recipe uses melt and pour soap and water to create a sort of slime. Further, we included the Pumpkin Roll Fragrance Oil and soap colorant to create a slime that is more pumpkin themed. Further, there is a Preservative added to make this fun soap last longer! So, get clean and have some fun with this easy slime recipe!

Craft Ideas for Fall Berry Bewitching Bath Brew RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Berry Bewitching Bath Brew Recipe

Also, you can easily make the creative Berry Bewitching Bath Brew Recipe! This recipe uses a bath melt base that is full of ingredients that love your skin. Plus, this portion of the bath recipe contains the lovely Berry Bewitching Brew Fragrance Oil. So, your bath will have the aroma of peach, apricot, and blackberries; middle notes of mandarin, cinnamon, and rose; and nicely balanced with just a hint of woodsy musk. Further, the tea bag is full of herbs that will create a wonderful bath tea! Finally, the bat is a small melt and pour soap. Overall, this homemade bath product is complex and perfect for the bath!

Craft Ideas for Fall Pumpkin Delight Clamshell Tarts RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Pumpkin Delight Clamshell Tarts Recipe

Next, you can make the Pumpkin Delight Clamshell Tarts Recipe! These diy scented wax melts are perfect for scenting your home this autumn! The aroma is of our Pumpkin Crunch Cake Fragrance Oil, which is the aroma of an amazing dessert. This fragrance is the aroma of creamy pumpkin pie filling with rich eagle brand milk; surrounded with freshly baked yellow cake, melted butter, pecans, and hints of spice. So, this scrumptious homemade wax melts would be perfect for scenting your home this fall!

Craft Ideas for Fall Spider Venom Soap Jelly RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Spider Venom Soap Jelly Recipe

Also, you can create another fun soap based slime with the Spider Venom Soap Jelly Recipe! There is no glue, no baking soda, and no salt involved. Mainly, this recipe is water and soap base. So, it is not very complicated to clean and very clean with the incorporation of real soap. Plus, this recipe smells like strong, sweet and sour grapes, thanks to the Grape Fragrance Oil! You will love this hand soap slime recipe!

Craft Ideas for Fall Dracula's Dentures RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Dracula’s Dentures Recipe

The Dracula’s Dentures Recipe is another fun craft that would be perfect for Halloween! This melt and pour soap recipe includes an embed of vampire fangs. This is set into blue soap that makes it look as though these are Dracula’s teeth in a cup! Plus, this silly and fun Halloween craft is scented with the alluring scent of our Lunar Eclipse Fragrance Oil, which is  filled with fruits of nectar and exotic florals blended with sweet vanilla and honey for an evening filled with romance.

Craft Ideas for Fall Brown Sugar Scrub RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe

Next, we have the Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe. This sugar scrub recipe uses various ingredients that care for the skin and will rejuvenate you. The oils and cosmetic herb powder added are all wonderful for softening the skin. Plus, the Sweet Almond Oil and Vitamin E Oil will moisturize your skin perfectly. Further, the brown sugar makes a great exfoliant and pairs perfectly with the Brown Sugar and Fig Type Fragrance Oil. This fragrance perfectly fits this scrub with an aroma of fresh figs, peaches, and passion fruit; followed by middle notes of coconut milk, vanilla orchid, jasmine, muguet, and freesia; well-balanced with base notes of vanilla beans, caramel, maple sugar, fig leaves, and musk.

Craft Ideas for Fall Pumpkin Eggnog Foaming Sugar Scrub RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Pumpkin Eggnog Foaming Sugar Scrub Recipe

Further, you can create a bath recipe that is both a whipped soap and a body scrub. Our Pumpkin Eggnog Foaming Sugar Scrub Recipe uses the Whipped Soap Base perfectly to create an amazing autumn bath product. This recipe is simple to mix together but feels wonderful on the skin. Plus, this cleansing scrub smells delicious! The Pumpkin Eggnog Fragrance Oil possesses the aroma of creamy vanilla custard, fresh pumpkin and apple, hints of cinnamon and clove, with subtle base notes of cedar and musk. So, this body product smells just like a pumpkin pie mixed with eggnog! It’s absolutely scrumptious!

Craft Ideas for Fall Fresh Fallen Leaves Soap RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Fresh Fallen Leaves Soap Recipe

Also, you can create the unique Fresh Fallen Leaves Soap Recipe! This recipe creates a perfect melt and pour soap recipe for fall. These soaps use small leaf mold that is used to perfectly resemble the changing colors of autumn leaves! Plus the bars are scented with our Fresh Fallen Leaves Fragrance Oil, which has an aroma that is true and fresh!   You won’t believe how true to life this smell is, it smells just like real fall leaves!

Craft Ideas for Fall Pumpkin Pie Candle RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Pumpkin Pie Candle Recipe

Another wonderful autumn craft that you can create is the Pumpkin Pie Candle Recipe. This homemade candle recipe was designed to look just like a pumpkin pie! So, you have a crust layer, a filling layer, and a fluffy whipped cream topping. Plus, this candle is scented with Pumpkin Pie Spice Fragrance Oil! This means that this pumpkin pie candle smells like sweet cream pumpkin, complimented with nuances of nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, and ginger; rounded out with buttery vanilla notes. Truly, this is a scrumptious candle scent!

Craft Ideas for Fall Candle Wax Tarts RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Candle Wax Tarts Recipe

Also, we have an easy idea for scenting your home this fall. You can use our simple Candle Wax Tarts Recipe to create your own wax warmer melts that smell amazing. This wax tart recipe is as simple as it gets, but it uses the scrumptious Apple Cinnamon -ORIGINAL Fragrance Oil! This scent will fill your home with a wonderful blend of apples and cinnamon without an overkill of bakery base notes. The aroma is of a scent of red juicy McIntosh apples that are sprinkled with fresh ground cinnamon spice. If this sounds like the perfect aroma for scenting your home, then this is the recipe is the best one for you!

Craft Ideas for Fall Carrot Cold Process Soap RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Carrot Cold Process Soap Recipe

The Carrot Cold Process Soap Recipe is a great recipe for this upcoming season! This recipe for making soap from scratch creates soap that is nourishing and gorgeous. The oils and butters in this recipe will take care of your skin with the added help of real carrots. Plus, this soap includes the aroma of our Frosted Pumpkin Type Fragrance Oil! This scent leaves the aroma of citrusy lemon, leading to middle notes of creamy pumpkin and hints of nutmeg and ginger; sitting on base notes of maple sugar and vanilla frosting. This soap is deliciously scented and perfect for skin care!

Craft Ideas for Fall Carrot Cupcake Soap RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Carrot Cupcake Soap Recipe

Next, you can create some super cute cupcake soaps with our Carrot Cupcake Soap Recipe! This recipe can either create 2 large cupcakes or 10 small cupcakes, it all depends on what you decide that you would like to have. Plus, these soaps are scented with our delicious  Carrot Cupcake Fragrance Oil. This fragrance has the aroma of juicy bursts of citrus that is spiced with clove, carrot, nutmeg, cinnamon and bay leaf with a touch of comforting vanilla extract. It is the perfect aroma for a carrot cupcake soap!

Craft Ideas for Fall Pinecone Firestarters RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Pinecone Firestarters Recipe

Finally, we have the Pinecone Firestarters Recipe. This homemade craft is perfect for helping start a fire in the fireplace. Not only is this craft perfect for starting a fire when you need it, these pine cones are scented with the lovely Pleasingly Pumpkin Fragrance Oil. So, your house will have the aroma of our rendition of the famous sweet pumpkin fragrance. This scent is the sweet, creamy combination of pumpkin puree with warm notes of butter and sweet vanilla cream. It is the perfect aroma for fall and will smell amazing in your home!

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.

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.

Nov
16

Graffiti Soap Recipe


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Graffiti Soap RecipeGraffiti Soap Recipe

Natures Garden has created our Graffiti Soap Recipe that is fun for both the young and young at heart!  This is the perfect melt and pour soap recipe to do with your kids.  Our graffiti soap uses drizzles and splatters to create a paint inspired recipe sure to delight.  This is a wonderful way for beginner soap makers to decorate their melt and pour soap as well!

 

 

Graffiti Soap Recipe Natures Garden Ingredients

Below, is a list of the ingredients you will find available at Natures Garden.  Most of the ingredients for our melt and pour graffiti soap recipe can be found right on our website.  You can simply click on the links below.


Graffiti Soap Recipe Ingredients

Fun Soap Colorant Ultramarine Violet
Shea Butter Melt and Pour Soap Base

Country Garden Fragrance Oil
FUN Soap Colorant Neon Yellow
FUN Soap Colorant Neon Green
Basic Rectangle Soap Mold
8 oz. Clear PET Bullet Bottle
FUN Soap Colorant Neon Orange
FUN Soap Colorant Neon Blue
White Fine Mist Sprayer 24/410
Natures Garden Apron
FUN Soap Colorant Neon Pink

Graffiti Soap Recipe Other Ingredients Needed

Scale
Microwave
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Rubbing Alcohol
Freezer Paper

Preparing the White Soap Base of the Graffiti Soap Recipe

Graffiti Soap Recipe MP Soap

 

First, we will be creating the white base portion of your soap.  Using your scale, weigh out 865 grams of Natures Garden’s Shea Butter Melt and Pour Base.  Melt your shea butter soap base in the microwave in 30 second intervals.   Heat only until your base is in a fluid state.  Be careful not to overheat your base.

 

Graffiti Soap Recipe Adding Fragrance Oil

 

Once you have melted the shea butter base, add 43 grams of Country Garden Fragrance Oil.  Then, stir well to blend the fragrance oil with the soap base.

 

 

Graffiti Soap Recipe Pouring Melt and Pour Soap

 

Then, pour it into two of the basic rectangle soap mold.  Once you have poured the soap, spray any air bubbles that appear with rubbing alcohol.

 

 

 

Graffiti Soap Recipe White MP Base

 

Finally, allow the melt and pour soap to set up before you remove it from the mold.  Once you have removed the bars from the mold, place them on a piece of freezer paper.

 

 

Preparing the Colored Soap Bases for our Graffiti Soap Recipe

Graffiti Soap Recipe Melt and Pour Soap

 

 

 

 

 

Pink Soap  FUN Soap Colorant Neon Pink- 6 drops
Blue Soap  FUN Soap Colorant Neon Blue- 8 drops
Green Soap  FUN Soap Colorant Neon Green- 3 drops
Yellow Soap  FUN Soap Colorant Neon Yellow- 5 drops
Orange Soap  FUN Soap Colorant Neon Orange- 10 drops
Purple Soap  FUN Soap Colorant Ultramarine Violet- 9 drops

Graffiti Soap Recipe With Country Garden Fragrance Oil

 

Now, you will need six small microwave safe bowls.  Add 95 grams of the shea butter melt and pour soap to each bowl.  Then, melt the soap base, again, in 30 second intervals.  Once melted, add 4 grams of Country Garden Fragrance Oil.

 

 

Graffiti Soap Recipe Yellow Soap Base
For the next portion of the soap, you will want prepare each color one at a time.  We began with the yellow soap.  However, you may begin  with whatever color you would like.  Use the guide above to color your melt and pour soap.

 

 

Graffiti Soap Recipe Yellow Splatter Soap

 

Once melted, you will first want to spray your white bases with rubbing alcohol.  This will allow the drizzled soap to adhere to the white soap.  Then, use as spoon to drizzle or splatter your first color.  Make sure you drizzle the soap on each bar.

 

 

Graffiti Soap Recipe Orange Splatter Soap

 

Now, move to the next color.  You will want to spray the bars of soap again with rubbing alcohol to ensure adhesion.  Drizzle the next color.

 

 

 

Graffiti Soap Recipe Pink Splatter Soap

 

Follow the last couple steps, until you have used each color.  You do not need to use all of each color at once.  We saved some of each color so we could do multiple layers.

 

 

 

Graffiti Soap Recipe Shea Butter MP Soap

 

Continue drizzling and splattering your soap until you are satisfied with your results.  Once you are finished, remove the soap from the freezer paper.

 

Finally, when you are finished, show us your results.  Post your picture on our Facebook page.  We would love to see what you have made!  Alternatively, you can post your pics on our Instagram page by tagging us @ngscents!