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Jun
26

Soap Making Terms


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Soap Making Terms

If you want to learn about different soaping methods and get help for potential problems, then it helps to know common soap making terms. Whether you are a beginner or experienced, you are likely to come across something new with your batches at least once. So, we are here to help you understand what to do and how to solve any soap-making issues.

Soap Making Terms: How Much Fragrance Oil Can I Add to Soap?

While you should always check the usage rate for each individual fragrance, the maximum that we recommend is 5%. Sometimes you can a scent where the IFRA sheet allows more and you can do more if you’d like. After you know the usage rate, you just need to do some simple multiplication to figure out how much scent you need.

Formula: Weight of Soap x Usage Rate = Weight of Fragrance Oil
Example: 912 grams of soap x 0.05 (which is a 5% usage rate) = 45.6 grams of fragrance

Soap Making Terms: Why Did My Soap Turn Brown?

Often fragrance oils that contains a high amount of Vaniilin will turn soap brown. Also, the color will be a darker brown with scented oils with higher amounts of Vanillin. We can use Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to reduce these effects and still use the scent. Since this ingredient is added to provide a vanilla scent, strong vanilla fragrance oils will almost always turn soap brown without the color stabilizer.

Soap Making Terms: Can I Use Essential Oils in Soap Making?

Yes, essential oils can be used to scent soap. We find that essential oils hold up better in MP soap than in soap made from scratch. This is because the saponification process can cook off the essential oil, which doesn’t have middle notes to anchor the scent. You may have some scent after the soaps cure, but it won’t be as strong as it is in MP soap.

Soap Making Terms: How Much Essential Oil Can I Use in Soap?

This can be different for each essential oil, so you will need to check the IFRA sheet for the usage rate. Then, you can figure out how much you need using the same method as you would for fragrance oils.

Soap Making Terms: How Do You Make Soap White?

You can add titanium dioxide to soaps to make them white. In fact, many of our white soap bases use this ingredient. If you wanted, you could use this ingredient to turn your clear soaps to white.

Soap Making Terms: What is Melt and Pour Soap Making?Soap Making Terms: What is Melt and Pour Soap Making?

Another option for soap making is melt and pour soap. This method starts with a soap base that has already gone through the saponification process. So, you cut need to cut and melt the amount your need before you are ready to add colorants, fragrance, or herbs. Then, you can pour the melted soap into a mold and spray the top with rubbing alcohol. As soon as the soap is hardened, it is ready to use!

Soap Making Terms: How Much Melt and Pour Soap Will I Need for My Mold?

For each ounce by volume in your mold you will need 31 grams of soap. Say the soap mold will hold 16 ounces, you will need 496 grams of soap

Formula: Constant Value for Soap Needed to Fill Mold x Volume of Mold = Weight of Soap
Example:
31 grams per ounce x 16 ounce mold = 196 grams of MP soap

Soap Making Terms: How Long Should Melt and Pour Soap Stay in the Mold?

This can vary based on the size of soap you are creating. Smaller soaps will take less time compared to bigger soaps. Just make sure that they are hardened all the way before you remove them. Also, you should be able to feel that the mold is no longer warm to touch.

Soap Making Terms: How Do I Get My Melt and Pour Soap Out of the Mold?

While you should be able to hold your molds upside down and lightly push, sometimes they get stuck. If you place your soaps in the refrigerator for a short amount of time, this should make it easier for you to remove your mp soap.

Soap Making Terms: How Do I Get Fingerprints Off My Melt and Pour Soap?

Sometimes when you are removing your soaps from the mold, you can transfer a fingerprint. Just use some rubbing alcohol to dampen a cotton swab and  gently swab the fingerprint. It should begin to fade as you do this.

Soap Making Terms: Can Melt and Pour Soap Be Used Right Away?

Of course! The saponification process is already complete before you get your soap base. So, there is no active lye to worry about. This means that you can use your soaps as soon as they harden.

Soap Making Terms: Why Is My Melt and Pour Soap Sweating?

There are a few reasons why your soap would sweat. First, it could be due to adding too much oil. Whether it is fragrance oil or carrier oil, the soap can only hold on to so much before the oil begins to leak out to create beads on the surface. More often, it is due to the soap drawing moisture from the air. Since your soap base uses vegetable glycerin, a humectant, it will draw moisture to it. Although this is great for you skin, it can lead to your soap sweating . However, you can prevent the latter by wrapping your soap as soon as it comes out of the mold. This way it can’t pull moisture from the air.

 

Soap Making Terms: What is Hot Process Soap Making?Soap Making Terms: What is Hot Process Soap Making?

Another way to make soap from scratch is hot process soap. This process is very similar to cold process soapmaking. However, in this method you will have a heat source to speed up the saponification process. You can use a crock pot or stove top to heat your soap mixture. After, you can technically use the bars immediately. However, letting them cure a week will provide you with harder, milder bars.

Soap Making Terms: Does Natures Garden Offer Any Hot Process Soap Recipes with Shea Butter?

Yes, we have a few! For example, we have our Manly Soap Recipe, the Beard Soap Recipe, and more that you can find under the Hot Process Soap Recipes page!

Soap Making Terms: How Long Do You Have to Wait to Use Hot Process Soap?

Yes. Although you don’t have to wait as long for your soaps to cure, there is still some lye left that needs to react. Typically, you will need to wait 1-2 week(s) before using your hp soap.

Soap Making Terms: What Does Rebatch Mean?

If you want to redo a soap batch or add more ingredients, then this is a great idea for you! It is common to rebatch to correct issues like seizing or forgotten ingredients. Also, this can be done to add ingredients that wouldn’t react well during the saponification process, like natural exfoliates or essential oils. First, take the soaps that you aren’t necessarily pleased with and grate them into pieces. Place these pieces in a crock pot and melt them with milk, water, or another liquid to prevent scotching. Also, add any additional oils that you want in these soaps. Allow you batch to reheat for one hour at which point it will by thick. After, add the color, scent, and herbs before scooping this soap into a mold.

Soap Making Terms: What is Cold Process Soap Making?Soap Making Terms: What is Cold Process Soap Making?

This process is one of a few that are refereed to as making soap from scratch because in uses water, lye, and oils to create bars of soap. Another key characteristic of this method is that you don’t need outside heat, as the lye provide enough heat for saponification. Once trace occurs, you are able to add colorants, scented oils, and herbs can be added at this point. After 24 hours, you can remove the soap from the mold and cut. However, you must let your soap cure for a period of 4-6 weeks.

Soap Making Terms: What is Lye in Soap Making?

Lye is a caustic base that is a key component for soap, as it drives the saponification process. It is sometimes referred to as sodium hydroxide for bar soaps and potassium hydroxide for liquid soaps.

Soap Making Terms: What Does Saponification Mean?

This is the process of lye reacting with the oils/fats/butters to produce soap. Saponification will produce both the soap and the glycerin in the soap.

Soap Making Terms: What Does Cure Time Mean?

Cure time is the period where the soap finishes the soaponification process until there is no more active lye present in the bars.

Soap Making Terms: What Does the Term Trace Mean in Soap Making?

In soaping, trace is when the lye water and the oils/butters have been fully combined. You will know that you’ve hit trace because the batter will thicken to a pudding-like consistency. Also, you can check to see whether you are at trace by using a spatula to “trace” a line of soap in the batter. You will notice that the line will not immediately disappear and you can see a trace of the soap you drizzled in.

Soap Making Terms: What Does Light Trace Mean in Soap Making?

Light trace is the point right before your soap comes to trace. You will begin to see a trace, but it won’t stay for more than a few seconds. So, the batter is about to hit trace where it will be thick enough to see the soap for a bit longer.

Soap Making Terms: How Long Does It Take for Soap Batter to Get to Trace?

The time is takes to get to trace will vary between batches for a number of reasons. The ingredients in a recipe can lead to different times. Also, fragrance oils and some soap additives can accelerate or slow trace in your batch.

Soap Making Terms: What Does Seize Mean in Soap Making?

If your soap seizes, then it means that your soap has gone through saponification enough that the batter is beginning to turn from liquid to solid. While this isn’t bad on its own, it makes it impossible to pour soap that is still in the bowl. This hardening soap that hasn’t yet made it to the mold will be too thick to mix and, at best, will be chunky in the mold.

Soap Making Terms: Why Do I Have Lye Pockets in My Cold Process Soap?

If you use too much lye in your soap recipe, then you can
Lye pockets can form in cold process soap most often when too much lye is used. However, it could also be a recipe that wasn’t properly formulated, an oil was left out, the soap seized, or even when the lye solution was not fully mixed. If the lye was not completely saponified you can always rebatch the soap and hot process the soap adding additional oil. Also, it is possible that it could be used in recipes such as laundry soaps that can utilize soap with a higher pH level.

Soap Making Terms: Can I Change the Soap Making Recipes?

Unlike many other bath and body recipes, you can’t simply swap out oils in the Natures Garden formulated recipe. Each oil has a certain saponification value that determines how much lye it will react with. So, switching an oil could result in your batch being lye heavy. Even if you wait longer to cure, there won’t be enough oils to react with the lye and the bars will irritate the skin or even cause burning. Instead, use SoapCalc to determine what you would have to change to get the recipe that you want!

Soap Making Terms: Reach Out to UsSoap Making Terms: Reach Out to Us

If you have any other questions or concerns about soapmaking, then please reach out to us! One easy way to ask us something is on social media. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Have fun soaping!

 

Jun
08

Cocoa Butter Soap Recipes


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Cocoa Butter Soap RecipesCocoa Butter Soap Recipes

If you are wondering how to make homemade soap, then we may want to check out our cocoa butter soap recipes. These easy homemade soap recipes all use our Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap base and have detail instructions on how to recreate these soap recipes. Also, these recipes are perfect for any of our customers that are just looking for some inspiration. These inventive recipes are sure to get your creative juices flowing and ready for soap-making. Plus, we have some unique and fun soap recipes that may spark an idea for your own recipes. So, lets get started with these fun recipes for melt and pour soap wholesale.

Cocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap RecipeCocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap Recipe

First, we have a delicious loaf of soap that looks just like a dessert! So, if you are interested in making soap that both smell and look scrumptious, then this recipe will help you learn how to make dessert soaps. Our Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap Recipe uses melt and pour soap base and whipped soap base to create a rolled soap loaf that will have your mouth watering. Plus, this recipe includes real cocoa powder in the chocolate layer, which is perfect for adding a natural color that is authentic and this herb enhances the chocolate scent. Another fantastic point is that real chocolate includes cocoa butter and cocoa power, too. So, this loaf of soap will be that much more delicious!

Cocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance OilCocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil

Plus, this herb adds to the scent of the Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil, which starts with a rich dark chocolate aroma that intertwines with the freshly ripened raspberry notes for the fragrance signature. Then, the Green tones create a natural appeal for the overall character, while a generous base of velvet musk and sweet vanilla completes this delicious scent. Not only is this scent absolutely scrumptious, but this delightful aroma is a perfect match for our yummy soap recipe. 

Cocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Christmas Bath Cookies RecipeCocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Christmas Bath Cookies Recipe

Next, we have a simple and fun bath and body recipe! Anyone that has made Christmas cookies around the holidays will know how much joy they bring. So, we wanted to take this wonderful energy and create the delightful Christmas Bath Cookies Recipe, which is basically a super fizzy bath bomb recipe. Plus, this recipe uses herbs, kaolin clay, and skin-loving oils to create a recipe that will really care for your kin. Plus, you will use your hands to form cookie shapes. This means that you aren’t going to need a soap mold. Then, the melt and pour soap is used to frost the top of this sugar cookie bath product, which you can top with festive sprinkles. Such a simple recipe that is perfect for anyone looking for easy homemade soap recipes!

Cocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Christmas Cookies Fragrance OilCocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Christmas Cookies Fragrance Oil

Appropriately, our Christmas cookie bath fizzies were scented with the Christmas Cookies Fragrance Oil. In fact, we were inspired by the tasty aroma of this fragrance to create something that was fun and yummy. There’s nothing more fun on Christmas than festive cookies fresh from the oven. Our fragrance captures the essence of this moment with an aroma that smells just like a freshly-baked batch of buttery Christmas Cookies that is decorated with sweet vanilla frosting. It is just such a perfect cookie aroma for this bath recipe!

Pistachio Pudding Soap RecipeCocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Pistachio Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Also, you can use this melt and pour soap base to create some delicious dessert soaps. We used the cocoa butter melt and pour soap along with diamond clear and a whipped soap base to make our Pistachio Melt and Pour Soap Recipe. We used some melt and pour soap to create layers that perfectly matched a real slice of pistachio pudding!

Cocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Pistachio Pudding Cake Fragrance OilCocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Pistachio Pudding Cake Fragrance Oil

For this super cute recipe we used the delicious scent of Pistachio Pudding Cake Fragrance Oil.  This fragrance has the aroma of pistachio nuts, almonds, sweet honey, heliotrope, and creamy vanilla custard. So, you can have a melt and pour soap recipe that smells and looks just like the real thing!

Cherry Chocolate Soap RecipeCocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe

Next, we have a cherry chocolate soap recipe that is perfect for creating cute little guest soaps that are sure to start a conversation. These soaps are unique and scrumptious. The scent of the strong cherry fragrance mixed with the true chocolate scent of cocoa powder makes for an unforgettable soap that you are sure to love!

Cocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Cherry Fragrance OilCocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Cherry Fragrance Oil

Another reason why this recipe is so delicious is because of the Cherry Fragrance Oil! Anyone that enjoys cherries is going to adore this fragrance, as it has the undeniable aroma fresh tart red cherries. Plus, it is very strong!

Cocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Swirled Melt and Pour Soap RecipeCocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Another on of our fun and easy homemade soap recipes is the Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe. If you have ever wanted to swirl melt and pour soap, then you know that it can be hard! While cold process soap can be used to create some gorgeous swirls, melt and pour sometimes blends instead of swirling.

But, have no fear because there is a trick for swirling melt soap that is fairly simple. All you have to do is add cosmetic clay to you soap and they will allow you to create pretty swirled soaps! We included rose clay, which is referred to as pink clay, and kaolin clay because they are both gentle, skin loving clays. Plus, we used Cocoa Powder as a natural colorant and to add to the chocolate scent of the fragrance oil. This is a fun soap recipe to create and you can even use this swirling technique in your other melt and pour soap recipes!

Cocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Chocolate Covered Strawberries Fragrance OilCocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Chocolate Covered Strawberries Fragrance Oil

Another great scent to add to your soap making supplies is this aroma blend of sweet, juicy strawberry and decadent chocolate. This delicious blend is a great Valentines day scent, but would be perfect for all year round, too. Our Chocolate Covered Strawberries Fragrance Oil has hints of orange liquor that  are used to accent the sweet fruity tones of this luscious dessert scent. Then, the juicy red strawberry scent is blended with a creamy milk chocolate aroma, sweet vanilla creme, and rich maple combine to create a decadent dessert scent.

Cocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Vanilla Sugar Scrub Cubes RecipeCocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Vanilla Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe

Next, we have a soap making recipe that would be perfect to use for guest soaps. They are big enough to last a few washes and the batch makes a whole bunch, so you will be all set for hosting! Our Vanilla Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe creates about 24 little bars of soap that will really care for the skin. We included ingredients that are sure to help care for the skin. We added sugar to exfoliate the skin and luscious oil to moisturize, too. Furthermore, the strong aroma of true vanilla powder is perfect for heightening the scent of the fragrance oil.

Cocoa Butter Soap Recipes: NG Warm Vanilla & Sugar Type Fragrance OilCocoa Butter Soap Recipes: NG Warm Vanilla & Sugar Type Fragrance Oil

The NG Warm Vanilla & Sugar Type Fragrance Oil is another one of our fabulous fragrance oils! This sweet scent blends perfectly with the aroma of the added vanilla powder as it is a warm aroma of vanilla with a musky background notes. This oil scent is a lovely blend that is simple and sweet.

Cocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Beet Root Facial Soap RecipeCocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Beet Root Facial Soap Recipe

Another great recipe that uses Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap is the Beet Root Facial Soap Recipe. Since this soap base is moisturizing and full of great ingredients, it is safe to use on the face. Another important part about this recipe is that it is unscented, as fragrance oils may lead to break outs on the face. So, this lovely soap recipe is perfect for getting  squeaky clean while caring for you skin.

Cocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Macaroon Melt and Pour Soap RecipeCocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Macaroon Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Next, we have a soap that look like macaroons! These yummy treats come in so many different flavors, so you can mix up the coloring to create the type of macaron soap that you want! Also, you could even add color to the filling if you wanted. So, try out the yummy Macaroon Melt and Pour Soap Recipe! For each cookie we used a Mini Sugar Cookie Mold to create two colored cookies and filled them with fluffy whipped soap.

Cocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Almond Macaroon Fragrance OilCocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Almond Macaroon Fragrance Oil

In these bright macaroons we used the Almond Macaroon Fragrance Oil. If you wanted, you could scent each of your differently colored cookies with a different scent. However, we enjoyed this tasty almond cookie scent. The aroma starts with notes of sweet orange and toasted almonds. Next, the scent carries a bakery aroma with warm cookie and toasted nut. Lastly, the base of this scent is a Vanilla bean, which sweetens the cookie tones and finishes the gourmand treat.

Cocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Soap Frosting RecipeCocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Soap Frosting Recipe

Another great way that you can use make and pour soap base is the Soap Frosting Recipe. This fun recipe allows you to create a whipped frosting that can be used for all kinds of dessert recipes. Whether you want to create a soap cupcake, frosted cookie soap, or make a fluffy filling, this recipe is perfect! Plus, you can switch out the cocoa butter soap base with any of your favorite MP soap types.

Cocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Buttercream Fragrance OilCocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Buttercream Fragrance Oil

Since this recipe is used to make a white frosting, we decided to use our Buttercream Fragrance Oil. This fragrance has an aroma that is a sweet, creamy buttercream frosting with a touch of vanilla. While this sweet dessert scent is perfect for creating frosting, you can change the scent to match your own recipes.

Cocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Chocolate Dipped Bath Fizzies RecipeCocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Chocolate Dipped Bath Fizzies Recipe

This next melt and pour soap recipe reminds me of those yummy cake pops! Moist, fluffy cake surrounded by smooth, rich chocolate all bit sized and on a stick. If you want to learn how to make soap cake pops, then this may be a good recipe to start with! Later, you could use this idea to create all kinds of cute cake pop soaps. So, try out our Chocolate Dipped Bath Fizzies Recipe! We used a silicone soap mold and lollipop sticks to create little soap bars that look just like a bite sized cake. Such a simple recipe that will leave you with some fantastic melt and pour soaps.

Cocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Chocolate Lovers Type Fragrance OilCocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Chocolate Lovers Type Fragrance Oil

If you love chocolate, then this next soap making fragrance is perfect for you! This is a complex and delicious scent that will having you inspired to create soap beautiful homemade soaps. The Chocolate Lovers Type Fragrance Oil is a combination of lemon, orange, bergamot and mandarin top notes. Then, notes of lily of the valley and coriander are added to unmistakable notes of sweet chocolate, which is enveloped in warm vanilla and musk. Such a gorgeously complex chocolate scent oil.

Cocoa Butter Soap Recipes: What's a Cake PopCocoa Butter Soap Recipes: What’s a Cake Pop

If you have never made or eaten a cake pop, then you may be thinking “What is a Cake Pop?” They are a bit sized cakes that are surrounded by frosting and on a convenient stick. Divas Can Cook has a great recipe for creating Cake Pops. If you are interested, check out their recipe How to Make Cake Pops … Easily!!! There are tips for beginners and a full recipe to create these little cake treats!

Cocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Find Us On Social MediaCocoa Butter Soap Recipes: Find Us On Social Media

You hope that you have found some melt and pour soap recipes that you enjoy! If you have any questions or run into any problems, then you can reach out to use at Natures Garden. Of course, you can always stop in or call the the store during business hours. Additionally, you can reach out to us on social media. We are on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents), and Instagram (@ngscents). Also, these would be perfect places to share with us your favorite recipes or even your own creations. We hope to hear from you soon!

May
23

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe


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Pistachio Soap Making RecipePistachio Soap Making Recipe

If  you are looking for some fun soap-making ideas, then check out the Pistachio Soap Making Recipe by Natures Garden! Melt and pour soap is a fun way to create all kinds of unique soaps. Plus, melt and pour soaps are often easier to create compared to cold process soap recipes. This is because MP soap base is already made and the lye has completely reacted. The only thing you have to worry about is coming up with fun, unique melt and pour soap ideas. You can find recipes like this and other melt and pour soap recipes we’ve made to help you get inspired to create your own recipes as well as have some fun with melt-and-pour soap!

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Ingredients Available from Natures Garden

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
Pistachio Pudding Cake Fragrance Oil
Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Whipped Soap Base
Basic Square Mold Market Mold
Vegetable Glycerin
Orange Peel Cut and Sifted
Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
8 oz.  Clear Bullet Bottle
24/410 White Fine Mist Sprayer

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment

Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Rubbing Alcohol
Hand Mixer
Knife
Cutting Board
Microwave
Scale

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Sanitize and Prepare

Before you begin creating your soap, you will want to make sure that your equipment and work space are ready. So, clean off and sanitize a table or counter top that you can work on. Also, make sure that your equipment, including your microwave, is clean and ready to use. Another important preparation of Melt and Pour Soap is getting the spray bottle of rubbing alcohol ready to use. Finally, we would suggest that you wear gloves, protective clothing, and a hair net while preparing this recipe.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Graham Cracker Crust LayerPistachio Soap Making Recipe: Graham Cracker Crust Layer

First, we are going to create the Graham Cracker Crust Layer for our melt and pour soap. This will be the first layer that we will pour and it will be the bottom layer of our pistachio pudding soap. Also, you will want to get your soap mold ready before we begin melting this first layer. This way your soap won’t set up before you can get the mold ready.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Crust Layer’s Weights and Amounts

93 grams Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
4 grams Pistachio Pudding Cake Fragrance Oil
4 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
6 drops Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
2 drops Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Melting the Ingredients

Now, you are going to need to weigh the 95 grams of cocoa butter melt and pour soap base. Once you have your soap ready, you are going to use the microwave to melt you soap using 30 second intervals. You will need to check and stir to ensure that your soap doesn’t boil. Once your soap is in a liquid state you are ready to move on to the next step.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Adding the Fragrance Oil

After your soap has melted you are going to add the scented oil. So, weigh and mix in the 4 grams of Pistachio Pudding Cake Fragrance Oil. Also, you will need to add 4 grams of the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. This is because the fragrance oil may cause some discoloration in your soaps. So, we will use some color stabilizer to make sure that our soap stays looking bright and scrumptious. Once they are both added you will need to mix until they are fully incorporated.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Finishing the First LayerPistachio Soap Making Recipe: Finishing the First Layer

Next, we are going to add the FUN Soap Colorants to the melted soap. For this layer you are going to need 6 drops of the Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant and 2 drops of the Brown Soap Colorant to create the perfect graham cracker crust color. Once these pigments are fully mixed, then you are ready to pour this layer into the square soap mold. Also, remember to spray with rubbing alcohol after this layer has been poured. Once the crust layer has completely set up you are ready to work on creating the next layer.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: White Cream Cheese Layer

The Cream Cheese Layer is going to be the second portion you will need to create and pour. While this layer won’t have any color added, the rest of this layer will the same as the bottom crust layer. So, this next layer will be the same size and scent as the previous layer we created.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: White Layer’s Weights and Amounts

93 grams Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
4 grams Pistachio Pudding Cake Fragrance Oil
4 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Melting Your Soap

Next, you are going to heat the 93 grams of melt and pour soap. Again, you will want to use the microwave in 30 second intervals. Remember to mix your melting soap, which will help prevent boiling. After your soap base is melted, you are ready to add the scent and color stabilizer.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Scenting Your SoapPistachio Soap Making Recipe: Scenting Your Soap

Now that your soap is melted you are ready to add the fragrance oil! So, take 4 grams of the Pistachio Pudding Cake Fragrance Oil and stir it into your melted soap. Also, you will need to include 4 grams of the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to ensure that this layer stays uncolored. Otherwise, you could have some discoloration due to the Vanillin in this fragrance. Since this layer is meant to be a cream cheese color, it won’t look right if the fragrance discolors the soap.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Pouring the Soap

Then, you are going to pour the second layer into your square soap mold. Since you waited to mix this layer until the first layer has set up, you should be ready to pour this layer. First, lightly spray your crust layer with rubbing alcohol. This will help your layers stick to one another. Now you can pour this into the mold and lightly spray the top of this layer with rubbing alcohol to remove bubbles. Before moving on to the next step, allow this layer time to set up completely.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Green Pistachio LayerPistachio Soap Making Recipe: Green Pistachio Layer

Next, we are going to be creating the pistachio layer. This vivid green layer will be the same size as the other two layers, but it will be a different color and use a different kind of melt and pour soap base. But, this portion will be created using a similar process as before.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Green Layer’s Weights and Amounts

93 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
4 grams Pistachio Pudding Cake Fragrance Oil
4 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
2 drops Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Melting the Soap

Similarly, you are going to need to melt 93 grams of melt and pour soap. However, this layer will use Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap instead of the white soap base we have used before. This will provide a brighter appearance for the pistachio layer. Also, you will still need to melt this soap using 30 second intervals in the microwave and stirring between heating periods.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Adding the Fragrance OilPistachio Soap Making Recipe: Adding the Fragrance Oil

Next, we are going to be scenting the third layer of the dessert soap recipe. So, add 4 grams Pistachio Pudding Cake Fragrance Oil to your freshly melted soap. Also, we will need to include 4 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer because this fragrance oil has a slight discoloration. If we didn’t use a color stabilizer, then the soap may appear more dull or even slightly brown. While this wouldn’t hurt the cleanliness of the bar, it could make it look less like pistachio pudding.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Coloring and Pouring the Soap

Now you are going to be coloring your liquid soap. So, put two drops of the Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant into the soap. You will want to mix well to blend in the ingredients from the previous step. Once it looks like everything is evenly dispersed, you will need to pour this soap into your soap mold. Just remember to spray with rubbing alcohol before and after you pour this layer to make sure your layers stay together and to release air bubbles.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Whipped Topping LayerPistachio Soap Making Recipe: Whipped Topping Layer

Lastly, we are going to be creating and adding the topping to our pistachio pudding soap! This will include both the whipped cream fluffy and the toasted, sliced almonds. The whipped cream topping will be made with a whipped soap base. Also, we will use citrus peel herbs to stand in for the sliced almonds.

 

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Whipped Topping Layer’s Weights and Amounts

46 grams Whipped Soap Base
4 grams Pistachio Pudding Cake Fragrance Oil
46 grams Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Base
4 grams Vegetable Glycerin
4 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Scenting the Whipped Soap BasePistachio Soap Making Recipe: Scenting the Whipped Soap Base

First, you are going to need to measure 46 grams of the Whipped Soap Base into a large mixing bowl. Then, you will need to add in both 4 grams Pistachio Pudding Cake Fragrance Oil and 4 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Fluffing the Whipped Soap BasePistachio Soap Making Recipe: Fluffing the Whipped Soap Base

After the soap base has been scented, you are going to want to use a hand mixer to fluff your whipped soap base. This will serve to incorporate the scented oil, color stabilizer, and 4 grams Vegetable Glycerin to create a better texture for the top of your dessert soap. Once you mix everything together well, you can move on to the next step.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Adding the Melt and Pour SoapPistachio Soap Making Recipe: Adding the Melt and Pour Soap

Next, you are going to be adding the melt and pour soap base to your whipped soap. So, measure out 46 grams Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Base. Now you are going to need to melt your soap using 30 second intervals. Once your soap is melted, pour it all into your mixing bowl. After everything is in the bowl, use the hand mixer again to whip everything into a frosting consistency.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe:Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Frosting Your Pistachio Pudding

Now that your whipped topping is fluffy, you can add it to the tops of your soaps. We recommend that you work quickly because the soap is going to set up fast. First, quickly spray the tops of your soaps with rubbing alcohol. Then, take a spatula to spread the whipped soap frosting all over the tops of your bars.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Create and Sprinkle the Sliced AlmondsPistachio Soap Making Recipe: Create and Sprinkle the Sliced Almonds

Finally, you are read to sprinkle on the sliced almond topping. For this we are going to be using Orange Peel Cut and Sifted. as they look similar enough to the almonds on the pistachio pudding and look cute on the soaps. Now, your three soap bars are finished and as soon as your soaps set up you are ready to remove from molds and use!

 

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: How to Make Pistachio Pudding

If this scrumptious dessert soap has made you hungry, then you may want to check out our inspiration for this scrumptious melt and pour soap recipe. The Midnight Baker’s recipe for Pistachio Lush is perfect for creating some yummy pistachio pudding! Plus, it inspired some pretty cute soaps! There are video instructions as well as written instructions. So, you can choose the format that suits you best or even use both.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Reach Out to UsPistachio Soap Making Recipe: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you enjoyed both the pistachio pudding recipe and the soap that we were inspired to create! There are so many fun melt and pour soap ideas that you can get from looking at delicious food. If you enjoyed this recipe, then we would love to hear about it! An easy way to find us is on social media. We are on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents), and Instagram (@ngscents). Hope to hear from you soon and have fun with your melt and pour soap recipes!