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Aug
18

Vanilla Valentine Fragrance Oil

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Vanilla Valentine Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a scent to fall in love with!  This fragrance is a dreamy combination of vanilla and musk, combined in a sensuous blend that stimulates your senses!  Flirt with the decadence of this fragrance as its distinct scent lingers from any product you create.  Our customers love this scent and embrace its versatility!  A valued customer from Post Falls, ID writes “I have used this [fragrance oil] in room spray, perfume and soy candles and can’t get enough of it! Sweet but not too sweet and has a wonderful hot throw in soy.”  Our customers are smitten with this sweet scent, and you will be too!

What Does Vanilla Valentine Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Vanilla Valentine Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a deeply sensual aroma of creamed vanilla bean and sensual musk.  This sweetheart scent arouses feelings of love, desire, and passion!

How Do Our Customers Use Vanilla Valentine Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Create bath and body products that your customers will fall in love with!  Gels, bath bombs, and bath oils were found to do well when the maximum recommendation of 5% fragrance oil is added.  Your heart will beat for the sweet array of scented products you can create with this fragrance!  Handmade perfumes and perfume oils perform well with this vanilla fragrance when a maximum of 5% fragrance oil is used.  Homemade lotions can also be created using this scent as up to 5% of your total recipe.  Homemade cleaning recipes can also be created using a maximum of 5%.

Soap makers can use 5% fragrance oil in hot process soap, melt and pour soap, or cold process soap recipes.  Our cp soap testing video shows that soaps made with this scent discolor to a chocolate color.  There was no ricing, no separation, and no acceleration.  Also, cured soap had a scent of very strong vanilla!  A contributing factor to the discoloration of soaps made with this fragrance is the 8% Vanillin content of this fragrance oil.  Vanillin contributes heavily to the discoloration of soap, but incorporating Vanilla White Color Stabilizer may help reduce the effects of this discoloration.  However, you will want to test, there are more than 40 ingredients that can cause discoloration.  If you do wish to color your soaps, you may use liquid soap dye in the amount of your choosing.

How Do Our Customers Use Vanilla Valentine Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

Vanilla Valentine Fragrance Oil plays with temptation while creating rousing room scenting products.  Those creating homemade air fresheners can incorporate up to 50% of this fragrance oil in their projects.  You can use this sweet fragrance oil in incense and smelly jelly recipes.  Also, if you are creating reed stick diffusers, you will enjoy this vanilla scent.  This fragrance oil was also found to create strongly scented aroma beads.

Candles and wax tarts can be made using up to 10% fragrance with vegetable and paraffin wax.  It does nicely in Joy Wax, Wow Wax, and Pillar of Bliss.  Additionally, we have found both the hot and cold scent throw to be phenomenal in 100% soy wax candles.  We find that the natural color of our waxes represents this aroma well, therefore we do not recommend a colorant.  If you do wish to color your candles, you may use a small amount of liquid soap dye or shredded color blocks.  Do not use crayons to color your candles, they will clog your wick.

 

Aug
17

Vanilla Pear Fragrance Oil

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Vanilla Pear Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a delightfully balanced blend of juicy and creamy notes, creating one of the most delectable scents that we have ever found!  Additionally, this Best Selling fragrance is absolutely one of our favorites.  The name couldn’t be more accurate as both notes of vanilla and pear stand out distinguished from each other, while maintaining a blend that is absolutely mouthwatering.  This may easily become one of your favorite fragrances, as well!  Try Vanilla Pear Fragrance Oil today!

What Does Vanilla Pear Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Vanilla Pear Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a delectable fragrance oil consisting of sweet, rich notes of French vanilla and juicy sun ripened pears.  There is a reason that this Nature’s Garden Original Fragrance gets such good reviews!  The scent is irresistible!

How Do Our Customers Use Vanilla Pear Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

First, this fragrance oil is rich and luxurious, creating an unmatched experience when used in bath and body products.  Gels, bath bombs, and bath oils were found to do well when the maximum recommendation of 5% fragrance oil is added. Vanilla Pear Fragrance Oil is a juicy, sweet vanilla scent that is sure to please!  Also, handmade perfumes perform well with this vanilla fragrance when a maximum of 5% fragrance oil is used.  Homemade lotions can also be created using this scent as up to 5% of your total recipe.  Lastly, homemade cleaning recipes can also be created using a maximum of 5%.

Soap makers can use 5% fragrance oil in hot process soap, melt and pour soap, or cold process soap recipes.  Our cold process soap testing video shows that soaps made with this scent discolor to a dark chocolate color!  There was no ricing and no acceleration.  This fragrance did separate, but reabsorbed.  Cured soap had a good scent retention.  A contributing factor to the discoloration of soaps made with this fragrance is the 8% Vanillin content of this fragrance oil.  Vanillin contributes heavily to the discoloration of soap, but incorporating Vanilla White Color Stabilizer may help reduce the effects of this discoloration.    If you wish to color your soaps, you may use green liquid soap dye in the amount of your choosing.  Remember not to use candle dye in any of your bath and body products as they are not body safe.

How Do Our Customers Use Vanilla Pear Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

Next, Vanilla Pear Fragrance Oil can be used to create juicy, luxurious room scenting products!  Those creating homemade air fresheners can incorporate up to 50% of this fragrance oil in their projects.  You can use this sweet fragrance oil in incense, smelly jelly recipes and scented aroma beads.

Additionally, candles and wax tart recipes can be made using up to 10% fragrance with vegetable and paraffin wax.  It does nicely in Joy Wax, Wow Wax, and even Pillar of Bliss.  If you wish to color your wax products, we recommend using 1 drop of green liquid candle dye or a small amount of shredded green color block per 4 pounds of wax.  Finally, do not use crayons to color your candles, they will clog your wick.

 

Aug
16

Wildberry Scone Fragrance Oil

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Wildberry Scone Fragrance OilWildberry Scone Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Get ready to indulge in this wonderful pastry scent!  Wildberry Scone Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is the sweet aroma of freshly baked scones with hints of wild berries and touch of coconut, just like the real thing.  In addition, we highly suggest trying the real thing too with this  recipe for Triple Berry Scones!  This best selling fragrance oil is a favorite of those looking for a scent that stands out, no matter what the application.  This fragrance is versatile and will perform wonderfully in a wide range of products!  One valued customer from Potosi, MO writes “This one has great scent throw in soy and joy. Love the berry bakery scent. It’s a keeper for my bakery line. Customers love it!”  Our customers and yours alike will love this scent.  Try it today and see for yourself!

What Does Wildberry Scone Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Wildberry Scone Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is the aroma of freshly baked English scones.  Hints of strawberry, coconut, raspberry, and blackberries create a delightful fruit medley to round off this scent.  This wonderful scent is a Nature’s Garden Original Fragrance!

How Do Our Customers Use Wildberry Scone Fragrance Oil in Handmade Bath and Body Products ?

First, our customers use Wildberry Scone Fragrance Oil to create delightful fresh-baked bath and body line.  Bath bombs, gels, and oils perform nicely when the maximum recommendation of 5% fragrance oil is added.  Wildberry Scone Fragrance Oil can be used to create a wild selection of rich scented products!  Handmade perfumes perform well with this fragrance but, we recommend maximum of 5% fragrance oil.  Additionally, homemade lotions can be created using  this fragrance Oil.  We recommend lotion recipes use no more than 5% fragrance oil.  Homemade cleaning recipes can also be created using a maximum of 5% fragrance oil.

Soapmakers can use 5% fragrance oil in hot process soap, melt and pour soap, or cold process soap recipes.  Our cold process soap testing results show that this fragrance oil performs nicely in soap! There was no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation.  Furthermore cured soap discolored to a chocolate color and maintains a strong scent retention.  If you wish to color your bath and body products, you may use burgundy liquid soap dye in the amount that satisfies you.

How Do Our Customers Use Wildberry Scone Fragrance Oil in Handmade Room Scenting Products ?

Next, Wildberry Scone Fragrance Oil can be used to create room scents that promote the environment of an artisan bakery.  Those creating homemade air fresheners can incorporate this fragrance oil up to 50% of in their room scenting recipes.  Also, you can use this sugary scent in incense and smelly jelly recipes.  We also found this fragrance oil will create strongly scented aroma beads.

Lastly, your handcrafted candles and wax tarts can be made using up to 10% fragrance with vegetable and paraffin wax.  We love this bakery aroma in Joy Wax, Wow Wax, and even Pillar of Bliss.  In fact, we have found any of these waxes maintain a strong scent throw with Wildberry Scone Fragrance Oil.  If you wish to color your candles, we recommend using 4 drops of burgundy liquid candle dye.  Alternatively, you can also shred a small amount of burgundy color blocks into your melted candle wax.

Aug
15

White Gardenia Fragrance Oil

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White Gardenia Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a floral fragrance with a regal appeal.  It has been reported that Kate Middleton wore a fragrance named White Gardenia Petals when she married Prince William.  Therefore, we worked tirelessly to create a scent that would represent this royal aroma.  Appealing to the likes of royalty is no easy task, but the kings and queens of our customer base have given this fragrance a perfect 5-star rating.  A valued customer from Eatonton, GA writes “This is a wonderful Gardenia. Can’t do much better then this. Awesome throw in soy. Even people that don’t like floral have loved this one.”

Try White Gardenia Fragrance Oil today!

What Does White Gardenia Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

White Gardenia Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is an opulent, luxurious floral fragrance that was designed to appeal to the likes of royalty!  Top notes of citrus, lily of the valley, and aldehydes begin this bright scent.  Middle notes of white gardenia, jasmine, and muguet rest on subtle notes of amber woods to create a warm floral base like no other!

How Do Our Customers Use White Gardenia Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Products?

Indulge in a touch of luxury by creating bath and body products with White Gardenia Fragrance Oil.  Bath bombs, gels, and oils perform nicely when the maximum recommendation of 5% fragrance oil is added.  White Gardenia Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden can be used to create a bouquet of refreshing products!  Handmade perfumes perform well with this fragrance when a maximum of 5% fragrance oil is used.  Homemade lotions can be created using White Gardenia Fragrance Oil.  We recommend lotion recipes use no more than 5% fragrance oil.  Homemade cleaning recipes can also be created using a maximum of 5%.

Soap crafters can use 5% fragrance oil in hot process soap, melt and pour soap, or cold process soap recipes.  Our cold process soap testing video shows that this fragrance oil behaves nicely!  There was no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation.  Cured soap did not discolor and maintained a very strong scent retention.  We do not recommend a colorant for your bath and body products when using this fragrance.  However, if you wish to color your soap, we recommend using liquid soap dye in the amount that satisfies you.  Remember not to use candle dye in any of your bath and body products as they are not body safe.

How Do Our Customers Use White Gardenia Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Products?

White Gardenia Fragrance Oil creates a blossoming scent for any space.  Those creating homemade air fresheners can incorporate up to 50% of White Gardenia Fragrance Oil in their projects.  You can use this floral fragrance oil in incense and smelly jelly recipes.  This fragrance oil was also found to create strongly scented aroma beads.

Candles and wax tarts can be made using up to 10% fragrance with vegetable and paraffin waxes.  It does nicely in Joy Wax, Wow Wax, and even Pillar of Bliss.  Additionally, customers can use this strong floral scent in gel wax candles.  We do not recommend a colorant for your wax products when using this fragrance.  However, if you do wish to color your candles or tarts, you may use a small amount of Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye or shredded color blocks.  Do not use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

 

Aug
12

Manly Man Fragrance Oil

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What is a manly man? Find out what women have to say, then, see if the fragrance captivates the essence of a manly man.  Manly Man Fragrance Oil is a masculine scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is an energizing and clean combination of citrus and soft top notes with very masculine and sensual base notes. This creates a sexy primal man scent that is perfect for any product meant for a manly man.

What Does Manly Man Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden has energizing citrus notes mixed with subtle touches of clean, classic rose petals, infused with smoldering notes of frankincense and myrrh. Cashmere woods, sandalwood and sensual musks bring this rugged creation to a finish with a soft powdery dry down.  An NG Original Scent! 

How Do Our Customers Use Manly Man Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Products?

Many of our customers are able to use this masculine fragrance oil to create their very own bath and body products for men. Bath whip recipes, bath oils, sugar scrubs, perfumes, lotions, and many other types of bath and body products can use up to 5% of this male scent.

As I mentioned before, this manly fragrance oil is great for creating soaps through a variety of different methods. In fact, this clean and manly scent is perfect for making cold process soap, melt and pour soap, and hp soap recipes. This is demonstrated in our Cold Process Soap Testing Results Video. A batch containing this clean scent have no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. The final bar will have a great and very strong scent. Also, the bar will discolor to a light tan shade. While we don’t recommend a color of soap colorant for this fragrance oil, you can feel free to do any shade you desire. As always, remember not to use candle dye in body products as they are likely to dye the skin.

How Do Our Customers Use Manly Man Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Products?

Homemade room scenting products can be made with this energizing man fragrance oil. First, both potpourri and incense can use up to 50% of this clean scent. Also, homemade scented cleaners can be created using this fragrance oil at a rate of 5%. Additionally, the fragrance will remain nice and strong in products made from aroma beads. Further, you can use this masculine scent to make smelly jelly crystals.

Further, a variety of candle recipes can include this original scent for men. Candles can be made with up to 10% fragrance oil. Joy wax and wow wax each perform perfectly for this fragrance oil. Additionally, soy wax products will retain a strong scent. If you want to color your products and don’t know which to use, then you could go with our recommendation. We suggest using either four drops of black liquid candle dye. Alternatively, a small amount of shredded black color block would work. These are suggestions are based on a four pound batch. Just remember that you should never use any crayons for the coloring of your candles as they will clog your wick.

Aug
08

Mango Sage Tea Fragrance Oil

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Mango Sage Tea Fragrance Oil is a fruity tea scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is an interesting blend of sweet fruits with herbal sage and white tea scents to create a very unique fragrance oil. If you are looking for a mango tea aroma that is great in soy wax, look no further!  Our reviewers say you MUST try this strong scent.  One of the reviewers said, “I was a bit skeptical about trying this in my soy candles, but WOW! I’m truly happy that I did. The hot throw scent is very strong and travels far in a large living room area. I can smell both the mango and sage in this scent. Truly one of my favs.”

What Does Mango Sage Tea Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a unique combination of refreshing leaves of rubbed sage, juicy mango, papaya, and strawberries, with a wonderful base note of freshly brewed white tea leaves. AN NG original fragrance!

How Do Our Customers Use Mango Sage Tea Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

This fruity and herbal fragrance oil can be used by our customers to create a variety of fantastic room scenting products. Strongly scented potpourri and incense can be created using this unique scent at a maximum of 50% fragrance oil. Any homemade cleaning supplies can be scented with 5% of this tea fragrance oil. Also, aroma bead ornaments and smelly jelly crystals will retain a scent that is both nice and strong using Mango Sage Tea fragrance oil.

Additionally, Mango Sage Tea scent combination can be used at a maximum of 10% for the creation of candles. Joy wax and wow wax will both perform perfectly for this fragrance oil and soy wax products will retain a nice and strong aroma for this as well. If you don’t know which color you want to add to your candle products, then we would suggest that you use either four drops of orange liquid candle dye or a small amount of shredded orange color block in an amount you prefer per four pounds of wax. Just remember that you should never use any crayons for the coloring of your candles as they will clog your wick.

How Do Our Customers Use Mango Sage Tea Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Our fruity tea fragrance oil is a great addition for the creation of bath and body products. Bath gels, bath oils, perfumes, lotions, and countless other bath and body recipes can use a maximum of 5%. Try our Odor Eliminator to make body spray, or Multi Bases to make creams and lotions.

Finally, this fruity herbal blend fragrance oil is a beautiful scent for soaps. Whether you are using melt and pour soap bases or making cp or hp soap recipes, this mango aroma is awesome!  In fact, our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have revealed to us that this fragrance oil a great scent to use in soap recipes. A cold process soap batch with this fragrance oil will have no ricing and no separation. However, there will be some slight acceleration in this batch. While you don’t need to soap at room temperature for this scent, doing so anyways is likely to reduce the slight acceleration. The final product will have a good scent and the bars will not have any discoloration after curing. If you can’t decide which color to use for your bath and body products, then we would recommend that you use some orange soap colorant. 

 

Jun
28

Goddess of the Universe Fragrance Oil

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Goddess of the Universe Fragrance OilGoddess of the Universe Fragrance Oil -Fragrance Oil Spotlight 

The Goddess of the Universe Fragrance Oil is a sexy scent available at Natures Garden. This sensual aroma is for strong women who know what they want in life and know how to get exactly that. The women purchasing this wonderful feminine aroma agree, this scent is a hit!  One customer stated, “I can’t explain how much I love this fragrance, it’s exotic, sweet, and clean all at the same time. I used it in our bath bombs as a limited edition & now will be adding it to our permanent fragrance line!” Try it for yourself and let us know what you think!

What Does Goddess of the Universe Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is one of the sexiest, come-hither, arrangement of sensual musks and floral powdery notes in a fragrance oil that we have ever smelled!  The ultimate in femininity;  Subtle white flowers of jasmine, ylang ylang and honeysuckle delicately pair with an airy white musk that imparts a clean powdery finish.  I named this scent Goddess of the Universe as a joke.  Mike, my husband, nicknamed me “The goddess of the universe” because I tend to like to “run” everything my way.  LOL!  I am betting that many of you women out there could be referred to as a goddess of the universe too.  This particular scent is our rendition of the popular Egyptian goddess scent worn by women all over the world.

How Do Our Customers Use Goddess of the Universe Fragrance Oil?

Homemade candle makers can create their products with this gravitating fragrance oil. Candle recipes that use vegetable waxes or paraffin wax can include up to 10% of this commanding scent. Pillar of Bliss Wax, Joy wax and WOW wax will both perform perfectly. Also, the scent is nice and strong in soy waxes. We suggest using one drop of red liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax to color your Goddess of the Universe scented candles. You can also use color blocks to color your wax. We suggest you shred a small amount of a red color block into your melted wax.

In addition to candles, other homemade room scenting recipes can be created with this attractive fragrance oil.  Goddess of the Universe scent is nice and strong in aroma beads. Potpourri and incense can include up to 50% of this scent. However, this fragrance oil is not gel wax compatible.

Our customers can use this sexy fragrance oil in a variety of bath and body products that perform well for this scent. Our soap making customers can use up to 5% in their recipes. According to Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results this scent performs pretty well in soap. Although the fragrance causes some slight acceleration to occur, the batch will experience no ricing and no separation. The final product will have no discoloration and the bar will have a very strong scent throw! You can always soap at room temperature, this may help with the acceleration. Other products that could be created are scented perfumes and homemade lotions, which perform perfectly with this exotic fragrance oil at a 5% maximum usage recommendation. Also, homemade cleaners can be created using a 5% maximum fragrance usage rate. Bath oils and bath gels will perform well as long as the total amount of fragrance included is 5% or less. If you wish to color any of your bath and body products, then we suggest using red soap dye in the amount that satisfies you.  Remember that you should never use candle dye in any body products.

Jun
25

How To Make Soap

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Soap Making Supplies

How to Make Soap from Scratch 

The earliest recorded proof of soap making, saponification, was found around 2800 BC in ancient Babylon.  The recipe for this soap-like substance consisted of water, alkali, and cassia oil.  Years later, in ancient Rome, soap was made using tallow, tree ash, and water.  Fast forward to today, soap is made using vegetable or animal fats/oils, and an alkaline mixture of lye and water.  One thing is for certain:  soap cannot be made without lye.  Even when soap was made with tree ash, water, and tallow, the tree ash contained lye.  You see, fats and water do not mix together, therefore, lye works as an emulsifier that allows these polar opposite ingredients to combine to make soap.

Before you make soap, make sure that you become familiar with the safety precautions to follow when handling lye.  Natures Garden provides a Soap Making Safety Class that will explain the hazards of soap making, and the necessary safety gear that you should wear when making soap.

Now that you understand how important safety is when making soap, you will need to buy the equipment and soap making supplies you need to make homemade soap.

Equipment you will need for soap making- By the way, once your equipment comes into contact with lye, you can NEVER use this equipment for food contact again!  Ingestion of lye can kill you.

1.  Heavy duty plastic bowls
2.  Plastic spoons or Silicone spatulas
3.  Whisk or Stick Blender
4.  Thermometer
5.  Soap Safe Molds- such as plastic or silicone (never allow lye to come into contact with aluminum)
6.  Scales to weigh out your ingredients
7.  Plastic wrap to insulate your soap while it cures
8.  Safety goggles, safety gloves, safety mask, and wear long sleeve clothing to protect skin from being burned.
9.  Spray bottle containing vinegar.  Keep a bottle of vinegar with you when mixing your lye just in case; it will neutralize the lye and stop the burning process immediately.

Soap Making Recipe and Exact Amounts that you will need to make soap:

The recipe we use at Natures Garden to test our fragrance oils is listed below.  We use this recipe because it allows you to make colorful swirled soap once you have more experience.  We also love this recipe because it is very moisturizing to the skin, yet still provides a creamy lather.  This recipe makes 3 pounds of soap.

12.16 oz Water (345 grams)
4.4 oz Lye (125 grams)

9.6 oz Olive Oil (272 grams)
9.6oz Shea Butter (272 grams)
6.4 oz Coconut Oil 76 (181.5 grams)
6.4 oz Palm Oil (181.5 grams)
2 oz. Copperhue Suntan Lotion Fragrance Oil
FUN Soap Colorant (optional- but if you use color, we suggest using orange color)

Instructions for making soap:

  1. It’s important to prep your area with the equipment and items you will need before you start. You don`t want to have to stop half way through and run to go get something!
  2. You should be mixing your lye solution in a well-ventilated area. No kids or pets anywhere nearby! Lye is very caustic and will create fumes that should not be inhaled as they can burn the tissue of your lungs. Also if it gets splashed on you, it can cause a nasty burn on the skin.
  3. Make sure that you have your bottle of vinegar handy if you get lye solution on your skin.
  4. Weigh out your lye
  5. Weigh out your distilled water
  6. Slowly add lye to your distilled water and stir until lye is dissolved.  NEVER EVER add your water to the lye!  It will produce a hazardous volcano scenario.
  7. Set you water/lye solution somewhere safe where kids and pets cannot get to it or knock it over.  Allow this solution to cool to around 90-100F.
  8. Weigh out your oils and butters.
  9. Melt your oils and butters until they are completely melted, but be careful not to get them too hot or they may burn.
  10. Allow your oils/butters to cool to around 100F.
  11. Add your lye/water solution to your oil/butter solution and mix with a whisk or a hand blender until the batter is emulsified.
  12. Add color to your soap mixture
  13. Add fragrance oil to your soap mixture and bring to trace.  (Trace is a pudding like soap consistency).
  14. Pour soap mixture into soap molds (my favorite molds are silicone loaf molds).
  15. Cover molds with plastic wrap, and place molds somewhere that they will not be disturbed.
  16. Allow soap to remain in covered molds for 24-48 hours.
  17. Remove soap from the molds.  Slice.
  18. Allow soap to cure in a cool, ventilated area for 2-6 weeks.
  19. After soap has fully cured, you can use it.

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