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Mar
29

Our Favorite Soap Making Recipes


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Our Favorite Soap Making RecipesOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes

Today, we will talk about our favorite soap making recipes.  Here at Natures Garden, we love soap making.  Whether we are making melt and pour soap or cold process soap, it is one of our favorite things to do.  So, we thought we would share our top ten cold process soap recipes and our top ten melt and pour soap recipes.  Perhaps you are looking for a new product to add to your soap line or a craft maker looking for a new project idea.  Well, below, you will find the Natures Garden staff’s favorite handcrafted soap making recipes.

Our Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Melt and Pour Soap

First, we will talk about our favorite melt and pour soap.  Natures Garden carries a variety of natural soap bases that can be used.  In fact, in the recipes below, you really can use any of the Natures Garden soap bases.  Melt and pour soap making is the easiest soap making process.  It is perfect for beginners, but for those that have been making soap for years can find more advanced soap making recipes as well.  While you can use many techniques when creating melt and pour that can get more complicated, it can simply be melted in the microwave and added to a mold.  This makes melt and pour soap making the easiest way to start your soap making journey.

Coconut Lime Verbana Soap Bowl RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Coconut Lime Verbana Soap Bowl Recipe

Our first handmade soap making recipe is the Coconut Lime Verbana Soap Bowl Recipe.  This is the perfect soap for those summer months.  It is also made completely of melt and pour soap from the outer brown soap bowl to the straw and little guests soaps found inside.  In addition, with summer right around the corner, Natures Garden’s Coconut Lime Verbana Fragrance Oil is PERFECT!

Chocolate Orchid Melt and Pour Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Chocolate Orchid Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Next, the Chocolate Orchid Melt and Pour Soap Recipe.  This soap making recipe is another favorite here at Natures Garden.  Scented with Chocolate Orchid Fragrance Oil and Topped with whipped soap base, this is now only a beautiful soap, it smells amazing as well.  With shades of purple as well as brown, this melt and pour soap recipe is perfect for the upcoming spring and summer months.

Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

The next melt and pour soap on our list of our favorite soap making recipes is the Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap.  This soap uses the mango melt and pour soap base along with clear soap base to create a layered melt and pour soap.  In addition, we embedded a loofah to help exfoliate your skin.  We also love the crisp tropical aroma of Grapefruit Mango Fragrance Oil.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes:  Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap Recipe

Now, let’s talk about the Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap Recipe.  Let me tell you, this is my absolute favorite recipe on the Natures Garden website.  This was one that I had wanted to make for quite some time and it looked even better when it was finished than I ever imagined.  I wouldn’t recommend this melt and pour soap recipe for beginners, it will take some practice, but is well worth the effort.  Vegetable glycerin was added to the melt and pour soap to give it flexibility, allowing it to be rolled.  In addition, we added Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil to give the soap its amazing scent!  We filled the rolled mp soap with the whipped soap base.  So, be prepared to move, it can setup quickly.  But, as you can see, the results are FABULOUS!

Chamomile Clay Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes:  Chamomile Clay Soap Recipe

The Chamomile Clay Soap Recipe is a wonderful combination of soothing clay and whole herbal chamomile flowers.  This layered soap contains a top layer of clay soap with an exfoliating bottom layer embedded with chamomile.  Finally, we scented this melt and pour soap recipe with Watercress and Aloe Fragrance Oil.  This recipe is perfect for both beginners and advanced soap makers alike.

Activated Charcoal Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe

Now, let’s look at Natures Garden’s Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe.  This recipe will also show you how to layer soap.  The bottom clear layer is embedded with poppy seeds for exfoliation.  Then, the top layer contains the power ingredient of activated charcoal.  Activated charcoal is wonderful for drawing toxin.  However, we kicked the soap up a notch by adding mica.  The diamond dust mica to give the soap a galaxy swirl.  Lastly, it is scented with the magnificent Blackened Amethyst Fragrance Oil.

Floating Ducky Melt and Pour Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Floating Ducky Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

This next recipe is perfect for the bath time.  Your kids or client’s kids will love the Floating Ducky Melt and Pour Soap Recipe.  So, what makes this soap float?  The blue whipped soap base the rubber ducky soap sits on.  So, it will actually float while the kids bathe.  The kids will love their bath again when this melt and pour soap is placed in the tub!  In addition, we scented the soap with Baby Clean Fragrance Oil.

Mechanics Melt and Pour Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Mechanics Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

The Mechanics Melt and Pour Soap Recipe is any easy way to create a swirled soap making recipe.  We are able to create swirls with the addition of clay and powders.  This melt and pour soap is scented with Fresh Squeezed Orange Fragrance Oil.

Metallic Kiss Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Metallic Kiss Soap Recipe

This next Natures Garden Recipe is a cool soap making recipe with a shimmering effect.  You can use the clear soap base along with some silver or gold mica to create a fun metal like finish.  We scented the Metallic Kiss Soap Recipe with Love Juice Fragrance Oil.  Why is this one of our favorite soap making recipes?  Well, because, who doesn’t like a little shiny bling?  It is fun and simple to create.  With this technique, you can turn any of our FUN Soap Colorant into a metallic colorant.  In fact, I personally have added mica to many of my FUN Soap Colorant, adding a little bit of extra vegetable glycerin to have ready ahead of time.

Peeps Bunny Cupcake SoapOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes:  Peeps Bunny Cupcake Soap Recipe

Finally, in our favorite melt and pour soap recipes, our Peeps Bunny Cupcake Soap.  This fun soap is perfect for Easter, but who doesn’t love bunnies?  It really can be used year round.  The cupcake base uses melt and pour soap along with the whipped soap base.  This adorable cupcake soap is then topped with a bunny created with the Peeps bunny mold.  In addition, the bunny is coated with sugar to give your soap exfoliating properties.  We scented these handcrafted soap cupcakes with strong and true Lemon Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden Soap Making Supplies.

Our Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Cold Process Soap Recipes

At this time, we will talk about our favorite cold process soap making recipes.  Cold process soap, for those just learning, is created completely from scratch.  It is a fun process giving you the ability to create swirls and use many other fun techniques.  Below, we will show you our ten favorite cold process soap recipes.

World Peace Cold Process Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes:  World Peace Cold Process Soap Recipe

The first cp soap tutorial in our top ten is our World Peace Cold Process Soap Recipe.  This soap making recipe uses many of the FUN Soap Colorants to create vibrantly colored swirls.  In addition, we used a peace sign mold along with Natures Garden Peace Fragrance Oil.

Wine Cold Process Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes:  Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next, our Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe uses real wine.  It creates a wonderful soap with many skin loving oils and butters.  It is made with coconut oil, sunflower oil, and many others.  Not only does this fragrance use actual wine, it is also scented with Natures Garden’s Merlot Wine Fragrance Oil.

Shampoo Bar Cold Process Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes:  Shampoo Bar Cold Process Soap Recipe

Now, we will look at the Shampoo Bar Cold Process Soap Recipe.  This recipe is used for your hair, similarly to a regular shampoo.  The only difference is that the shampoo is in a solid form.  It uses oils and butters that will treat your hair and leave it feeling amazing.

Beer Cold Process Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes:  Beer Cold Process Soap Recipe

Our Beer Cold Process Soap Recipe is another favorite.  This recipe is not only a favorite among staff member, but it’s also a customer favorite. First, it is scented with Natures Garden Stud Fragrance Oil.  In addition, it uses actual beer instead of a portion of water.

Royal Honey Bee Cold Process Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Royal Honey Bee Cold Process Soap Recipe

Our fourth recipe on our list of our favorite cold process soap making recipe is the Royal Honey Bee Cold Process Soap Recipe.  This recipe incorporates real honey into the soap.  This free tutorial will walk you through creating your own honey soap.  This cp soap making recipe also uses Natures Garden’s Nectarine and Honey Fragrance Oil.  We also used bee pollen powder in this soap recipe.

Cold Process Shaving Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes:  Cold Process Shaving Soap Recipe

This Cold Process Shaving Soap Recipe is perfect to use when shaving.  We added clay to this soap recipe that will help soothe and protect your skin.  This soap contains skin loving oils like lanolin and castor oil.  In addition, they are placed in our sleek low profile jars that allow your products to stand out.  Finally, this shaving soap is scented with Black Ops Fragrance Oil, a very popular masculine scent from Natures Garden Soap Making Supplies.

Caramel Custard Cold Process SoapOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Caramel Custard Cold Process Soap

Next, on our list of our favorite soap making recipes is our Caramel Custard Cold Process Soap.  This uses Natures Garden’s Caramel Custard Fragrance Oil.  However, there is something very unique about this soap making recipe.  We used evaporated milk when creating this soap.  Let me tell you, it felt amazing on my skin.

Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process SoapOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap

This next soap making recipe is a true indulgence for your skin.  Our Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap is one of my personal favorite recipe.  Not only does it look delicious, it also contains organic cocoa powder and Natures Garden’s Hot Fudge Brownies Fragrance Oil.

Lavender Cold Process SoapOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes:  Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe

Now, let’s talk about our Lavender Cold Process Soap.  This cp soap recipe uses one of Natures Garden’s most popular cold process soap scents, Lavender Martini Fragrance Oil.  This fragrance oil puts a twist on the always popular lavender aroma.  Not only does it smell amazing, it performs extremely well in cp soap.  In addition to the scent, this soap is topped with real dried lavender.

Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes:  Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap

Finally, we have the Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap.  This cp soap recipe uses actual pumpkin puree in the recipe.  It is scented with the Pumpkin Apple Butter Fragrance Oil.  This soap not only looks amazing, it smells amazing and feels fabulous on your skin.  This soap is topped with a dollop of white soap to give it a pumpkin pie look.  So, not only does it leave your skin feeling great, it also looks great.  Just imagine how impressed your guest or customers would be to find pumpkin soap in the bathroom during Thanksgiving.

For even more fragrance fun craft ideas, be sure to check out our recipe box.  Here, you will find not only more soap making recipes, but also candle and cosmetic recipes.  For those that are just starting out you can also find free printable classes in our recipe box.  Don’t forget to follow us on our Facebook page.  You can find us on Twitter and Instagram @ngscents.

May
09

20 Easy Crafts for Adults


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20 Easy Crafts for Adults20 Easy Crafts for Adults

Get ready for an amazing list of 20 easy crafts for adults! Whether you are looking for a fun way to pass the time by yourself or trying to find a way to spice up a girls night in, we have some great crafting ideas that anyone could do. This list includes unique recipes straight from the Natures Garden website, so you can click on the link to see the step by step instructions for any of the recipes shown below. We have facial recipes, room scenting crafts, recipes for lip care, and various creations that are perfect for a relaxing soak in the tub. No matter what you would like to create, we are confident you will find a recipe to create something that you will truly enjoy making and using!

30 Easy Crafts for Adults Barney Stone Soap Recipe20 Easy Crafts for Adults Barney Stone Soap Recipe

Melt and pour soap is the easiest way to make your White Tea & Ginger Type Fragrance Oil scented soap. This craft creatively uses a few different colors of melt and pour soap to make a gorgeous stone. It is an imperfectly perfect recipe, so running layers and odd cuts can still lead to a very pretty designed stone soap!

 

30 Easy Crafts for Adults Firming Facial Mask Recipe20 Easy Crafts for Adults Firming Facial Mask Recipe

Facials are fun to do and great for your skin. So, creating and using homemade facials would be perfect for craft night! This recipe uses a variety of natural cleansers and gentle moisturizers, which will leave this more sensitive skin feeling its absolute best.

 

30 Easy Crafts for Adults Hydrangea Candle Recipe20 Easy Crafts for Adults Hydrangea Candle Recipe

Get ready for the easiest candle recipe ever! Its a fun, simple way to create unique and gorgeous candles. Simply color the granulated Pillar of Bliss Wax and scoop the wax into your jars. Plus, this candle is scented with Hydrangea Heaven Fragrance Oil, which is perfect for this candle.

30 Easy Crafts for Adults Tranquility Bath Melts Recipe20 Easy Crafts for Adults Tranquility Bath Melts Recipe

Bath melts are a wonderful idea for a craft that has a calming aroma as well as moisturizing oil. This allows you to relax with the calming scent of Tranquil Oasis Fragrance Oil while your skin absorbs some oils and butters that are amazing for skin.

 

20 Easy Crafts for Adults Natural Lipstick Recipe

Check out a simple craft that is perfect for ladies night in. This recipe uses an all natural lip balm base to create the easiest possible recipe for homemade lipstick. Plus, everyone can choose their own shade of lip balm tint for their batch of twenty five lip sticks.

 

30 Easy Crafts for Adults Freshly Ground Coffee Bath Bombs20 Easy Crafts for Adults Freshly Ground Coffee Bath Bombs

We combined two well loved adult activities to create the best possible craft for grown-ups. This recipe takes everything we love about baths with the only thing good about the morning and creates an absolute masterpiece. Even better, this recipe uses Fresh Brewed Coffee- ORIGINAL Fragrance Oil, which smells just like the real thing!  Our Freshly Brewed Coffee Bath Bombs not only use skin loving oils, it also uses real coffee grounds.

30 Easy Crafts for Adults Scented Markers Recipe20 Easy Crafts for Adults Scented Markers Recipe

While scented markers may seem a bit like a kids craft, it is very much a craft for all ages. Coloring is a fun and calming activity that is perfect for someone stressed out. Simply add some calming fragrances to markers, grab an adult coloring book, and take a break from your life and the problems that come with it. Further, we have matched Pink Sugar Type Fragrance Oil, Blue Sugar Type Fragrance Oil, Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Fragrance Oil, Berry Bewitching Brew Fragrance Oil, Frosted Lime Cupcake Fragrance Oil, NG Aqua di Gio Type Fragrance Oil, Jelly Bean Fragrance Oil, French Lavender Fragrance Oil, Honey Vanilla Love Dust Fragrance Oil, and Australian Bamboo Grass Fragrance Oil with colors that seem like the best fit for the scent.

20 Easy Crafts for Adults Bling Lip Gloss Recipe20 Easy Crafts for Adults Bling Lip Gloss Recipe

There is nothing better than homemade lip balm. It’s soft, nourishing, natural, and this one tastes like Strawberry Sorbet Flavoring. In addition, you can bling it up to give it a beautiful shimmer. Plus, this recipe is very easy! It is a perfect craft If you have a group filling the tubes, then the recipe goes by fairly quickly, too.

30 Easy Crafts for Adults Chocolate Blossom Cookie Wax Tart Recipe20 Easy Crafts for Adults Chocolate Blossom Cookie Wax Tart Recipe

If you have a wax tart warmer, then you may be interested in this cute craft. This recipe uses a couple molds for your candle wax, which allows you to create cookie shaped wax tarts that smell absolutely delicious due to the Chocolate Chip Cookies Fragrance Oil!

30 Easy Crafts for Adults Metallic Kiss Soap Recipe20 Easy Crafts for Adults Metallic Kiss Soap Recipe

Even though melt and pour soap is easy, it doesn’t mean that it can’t look gorgeous! Simply pop the soap base in the microwave, add the ingredients, and pour into the lips mold to get lovely soaps. Plus, this craft uses shimmery diamond dust mica and 24 K gold mica to add some extra glam to a pretty pink soap, You Sexy Thing You Fragrance Oil for a perfect scent and some perfectly chosen colorants.  While we have a variety of tested color combinations, but the steps remain just that simple.

30 Easy Crafts for Adults Odor Eliminator Room and Body Spray Recipe20 Easy Crafts for Adults Odor Eliminator Room and Body Spray Recipe

Out of all the crafts, this recipe is likely the quickest and easiest. Simply use the our odor eliminator base, add the fragrance, and add it to the aluminium spray bottles. After that you’ll have a great room spray that removes and replaces undesirable aromas with the scent of Fresh Pear Fragrance Oil all throughout your home.

30 Crafts for Adults Mandarin Mango Bubble Bar Recipe20 Crafts for Adults Mandarin Mango Bubble Bar Recipe

Try out a fizzy recipe with the Mango and Mandarins Fragrance Oil that is perfect for the bath! Bubble bars are just as great as bath bombs, the only difference is the shape. Instead of using a circular mold, this recipe is rolled like a pumpkin roll would be. So, baking pros will definitely know how to work with this recipe.

30 Easy Crafts for Adults Zebra Print Soap Recipe20 Easy Crafts for Adults Zebra Print Soap Recipe

Create some homemade soap that has a bit more sass and glam than a typical bar. Not only is this soap zebra stripped, but it uses the sassy Bite Me Fragrance Oil. Just use some melt and pour soap base and allow it to cool at an angle to create a bar of zebra print soap.

20 Easy Crafts for Adults Strawberry Cheesecake Lip Balm Recipe20 Easy Crafts for Adults Strawberry Cheesecake Lip Balm Recipe

Take a look at a craft that is simple, yet adorable! This layered lip balm recipe looks as though they are actually tiny strawberry cheesecakes inside your lip balm pots. Plus, the lip balm feels smooth and tastes scrumptious with the Strawberry Cheesecake Flavoring added in.

30 Easy Crafts for Adults Pink Salt Bath Bomb Recipe20 Easy Crafts for Adults Pink Salt Bath Bomb Recipe

Try out a crafting recipe for a bath bomb with all the benefits of a Himalayan pink salt soak. Not only does this make for a wonderfully relaxing bath, but these bath bombs are super easy and fun to create! Plus, they smell quite elegant with the Che Bella Donna Fragrance Oil. Have a ball making these with a group of friends and enjoy a well deserved soak after the party is all over.

30 Easy Crafts for Adults Spring Smelly Jelly Recipe20 Easy Crafts for Adults Spring Smelly Jelly Recipe

Smelly jellies are a super easy way to create a wonderful room scent. Simply add the Easter Bunny Burps Fragrance Oil and colorant to your Smelly Jelly Crystals to create a great room freshener. Anyone can create these and they are pretty cute!

30 Easy Crafts for Adults Mint Chocolate Chip Chip Ice Cream Bath Fizzies Recipe20 Easy Crafts for Adults Mint Chocolate Chip Chip Ice Cream Bath Fizzies Recipe

This craft is perfect for those that love bath bombs. This craft creates twenty four little cute ice cream scoops that smell true thanks to the Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil. Simply mix and scoop and your bath bombs will be ready in no time at all. This is a recipe that is perfect for a group to do together because the recipe makes quite a bit making the craft super quick!

30 Easy Crafts for Adults Blueberry Bath Bomb Recipe20 Easy Crafts for Adults Blueberry Bath Bomb Recipe

Bath bombs are simple to create and fun for everyone. This recipe is perfect for adult craft night without being overly complicated. Simply mix two colors for bath bombs, fill your ornament molds and tada! You will have a half and half bath bomb that smells great with the Blueberry Fragrance Oil.

30 Easy Crafts for Adults Stinky Feet Foot Powder Recipe20 Easy Crafts for Adults Stinky Feet Foot Powder Recipe

Stinky feet nobody wants them, but from time to time we all end up with them at least once. This recipe is a perfect solution for stinky shoes and leaves you with the fresh, clean aroma of Tea Tree Australian Fragrance Oil. Plus, the foot powder recipe has a few, simple instructions and not that many ingredients. So, you can have a fun craft night and make something that is super useful.

30 Easy Crafts for Adults Oatmeal Butter Honey Soap Recipe20 Easy Crafts for Adults Oatmeal Butter Honey Soap Recipe

Create some oatmeal melt and pour soap that is easy and great for you skin. Simply create some layers with your melt and pour soap and you have simple and creative soap bars. Plus, this recipe smells lovely with the Buttered Maple Oats Honey Fragrance Oil.

20 Easy Crafts for Adults Even More Fun Crafts!

These twenty easy crafts are just a few of the many crafts available on Natures Garden website under the Recipes and Classes section. Some of these crafts are more complex, but we have tons of simple recipes as well. Simply choose your favorites and you can read through our detailed steps for creating any of our recipes. Also, we’d love to see anything you have created! Feel free to share pictures on our Facebook page or tag us on Instagram @ngscents. We can’t wait to see your awesome creations!

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.