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Feb
02

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe


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Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap RecipeMoonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe

Our next soap project is a swirled melt and pour soap project.  While cold process soap is often swirled, melt and pour soap can be a little harder to get the same type of swirl.  However, with the addition of clays and powders, it can be done.  Our Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe was inspired uses Natures Garden’s Moonlight Tuberose Fragrance Oil.  We were since the fragrance oil itself contains notes of both jasmine and vanilla, we were inclined to incorporate whole jasmine flowers as well as vanilla powder.

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap
Moonlight Tuberose Fragrance Oil
French Green Clay Powder
Rose Clay Powder
Kaolin Clay Powder
Vanilla Powder
Vegetable Glycerin
Square Loaf Mold Market Mold
Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
Jasmine Flowers Whole
Whipped Soap Base
Mitre Box
Cutter for Mitre Box
Natures Garden Soap Apron
4 oz Clear Bullet Bottle
Black Fine Mist Sprayer 20/410

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Other Ingredients and Supplies That You Will Need

Mixing Bowls
Microwave
Scale
Mixing Spoons
Rubbing Alcohol
Cutting Board
Knife
Disposable Cups (4)
Hand Mixer

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: A Closer Look at Some of the Ingredients

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Moonlight Tuberose Fragrance Oil

Before we begin, let’s take a look at the fragrance oil that we will be using.  This soapmaking project uses, what else, Moonlight Tuberose Fragrance Oil.  February 2018’s fragrance of the month. Tuberose essential oil is extremely expensive, and is used in the most exquisite fine fragrances.  We have done our very best to create a fragrance oil with the same aroma as this expensive essential oil; while adding complimentary notes to make this fragrance well-balanced.  Natures Garden’s moonlight tuberose fragrance begins with top notes of white pear and green apple;  followed by middle notes of tuberose, jasmine, lily of the valley, and ginger;  sitting on base notes of violet, ylang ylang, peach, vanilla, and fresh woods.  An NG Original fragrance!

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: French Green Powder

Next, let’s look at our first clay in this recipe.  French green clay powder is the most frequently used clay by health professionals and spas to treat skin conditions, to nourish the skin, and to remove impurities.  Green clay is light green in color when dry, but turns dark green when wetting agents are added.  French green clay is very nutritious for the skin. Due to the nutrients in French Green Clay, it is used in many cosmetics, soap, and skincare recipes.  French Green Clay powder can be added to both cold process soap and melt and pour soap recipes for increased cleansing ability and natural exfoliation.  French green clay will produce a natural green color in soap recipes.

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Rose Clay Powder

We also used rose clay powder in this soap making recipe.  Rose clay, often referred to as pink clay, is a gentle, natural clay that contains kaolinite.  Rose clay is fabulous for most skin types; including sensitive skin.  Rose clay provides gentle exfoliation, helps to draw toxins from the skin, helps to increase circulation, reduces skin irritation, and helps to reduce inflammation.  Rose clay is typically used as an ingredient in cosmetics, soap, facial masks, and mud baths; providing skin-loving minerals, but also naturally coloring your finished products.

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Kaolin White Clay Powder

Our final clay is the kaolin white clay powder.  Kaolin Clay, also called China Clay, is a white clay that is perfect for sensitive skin types.  Kaolin clay is commonly used to make mineral makeup such as foundation, eye shadow, and blush.  Natures Garden’s white clay can be used in formulations as a thickener, and added to bath bombs to harden them.   Like most clays, kaolin clay helps cleanse the skin; removing toxins.

 

 

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Prepare Your ColorantsMoonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Colorants

First, we will prepare our colorants.  We will use two shades of green, a dark red, and a white soap for this recipe.  You will need to have a total of four disposable cups. You will also need to have your clays, vanilla powder, vegetable glycerin, and colorants out.  Once you have mixed all of the powders and colorants together, you can set each one aside, for now.  We will use them in a later step.

Colorant Amounts for the Light Green SoapColorant Amounts for the Light Green Soap:

10 grams Kaolin Clay Powder
20 grams Vegetable Glycerin
2 grams Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
20 drops Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant

 

So, first, we will prepare the colorant for the light green soap.  In your first disposable cup, weigh out 10 grams of kaolin clay powder.  Then, add 20 grams of vegetable glycerin.  This will create a paste which will disperse better in your melted soap.  Next, add 2 grams of Natures Garden’s neon green FUN Soap Colorant along with 20 drops of the lime green soap dye to the cup containing the clay mixture.  Then, stir to mix the colorant completely with the clay mixture.

Colorant Amounts for the Red Soap PortionColorant Amounts for the Red Soap Portion:

10 grams of Rose Clay Powder
10 grams of Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
6 grams Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
22 grams of Vegetable Glycerin

 

Next, we will prepare the colorant for the red portion of soap.  You will need your second disposable cup.  Weigh out 10 grams of your rose clay powder.  Then, add 22 grams of vegetable glycerin.  Again, by creating a paste the colorant will disperse better in your melted soap.  Once your clay mixture is clump free, add 10 grams of Natures Garden’s neon pink FUN Soap Colorant.  In addition, add 6 grams of the tomato soap dye to the cup containing the clay mixture.  Then, stir to mix the colorant completely with the clay mixture.

Colorant Amounts for the Dark Green Soap Portion:

12 grams of French Green Clay Powder
21 grams of Vegetable Glycerin
7 grams Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant

 

 

Now, we will prepare the colorant for the dark green soap.  In your third disposable cup, weigh out 12 grams of green clay powder.  Then, add 21 grams of vegetable glycerin.  This will create a paste which will disperse better in your melted soap.  Finally, add 7 grams of Natures Garden’s neon green FUN Soap Colorant to the cup containing the clay mixture.  Then, stir to mix the colorant completely with the clay mixture.

Colorant Amounts for the White Soap PortionColorant Amounts for the White Soap Portion:

9 grams of Vanilla Powder
13 grams of Vegetable Glycerin

Lastly, we will prepare the vanilla powder for the white soap.  In your last disposable cup, weigh out 9 grams of vanilla powder.  Then, add 13 grams of vegetable glycerin.  This will create a paste which will disperse better in your melted soap.  Finally, stir to mix the vanilla powder and vegetable glycerin together.

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Prepare the Soap

Now, we will begin preparing the soap that will be used in the soap loaf.  This soap will later be divided and added to our cups containing the colorants we created.  You will need your fragrance oil and your yogurt melt and pour soap base.

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Prepare the SoapMoonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe Total Recipe Weights

1408 grams Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap
70 grams Moonlight Tuberose Fragrance Oil

First, you will need a total of 1408 grams of Natures Garden’s yogurt mp soap base.  To start, cut the soap into small cubes.  Then, use a microwave to melt the soap.  You want to melt the soap in 30-second intervals until it is melted completely.  Stir between each 30-second burst.

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Separate the SoapMoonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Separate the Soap

At this time, you will need to separate the soap.  You will need the four cups containing the colorants that you prepared earlier.  To each of your cups, add 452 grams of the melted soap.  Stir the contents of each of your cups to fully blend the colorant with the melted yogurt soap.

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Pouring the Soap Into the MoldMoonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Pouring the Soap Into the Mold

A melt and pour swirling technique makes pouring the soap into the mold a little bit different.  You will need to of the cups of soap and your square loaf mold.  It does not matter which colors you choose.  Now, place one cup in your left hand and the other in your right hand.  Pour the contents of each cup into the mold at the same time.

 

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Prepare the Whipped Soap Frosting

Now, we will prepare the whipped soap frosting.  The whipped soap base will be used to top our soap loaf.  It will have a fluffy consistency.  We will use a hand mixer to fluff the soap base.  So, you will need your hand mixer.  We will also be adding vegetable glycerin along with yogurt melt and pour soap.  By adding melt and pour soap, the soap frosting will setup, making packaging your soap easier. Your frosting will harden instead of remaining soft and sticking to your packaging.

Whipped Soap Total Recipe Weights:

250 grams Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap Base
250 grams Whipped Soap Base
25 grams Vegetable Glycerin
25 grams Moonlight Tuberose Fragrance Oil
5 grams Vanilla Powder

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Whipping the Soap Base

First, weigh out 250 grams of the Natures Garden’s whipped soap base.  To the same bowl, add 25 grams of Moonlight Tuberose Fragrance Oil and 25 grams of your vegetable glycerin.  Then, use your hand mixer to fluff the whipped base to a fluffy frosting consistency.  Once you have fluffed your soap base, set this bowl aside, we will come back to it.

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Prepare the Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap

Next, you will need an empty mixing bowl.  In this bowl, weigh out 250 grams of the yogurt melt and pour soap base.  Then, use a microwave oven to melt the mp soap.  You will want to melt your soap base in 30-second increments until the soap is completely melted an in a liquid state.  You will want to stir the soap base in between each 30- second burst.  Once the soap has melted, remove it from the microwave.

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Mixing the Whipped Soap With the Yogurt Soap

Before we begin mixing the whipped soap base with the yogurt soap, I want to mention, you will need to move quickly as your soap frosting will setup very quickly.  So, add the melted yogurt soap base to the bowl containing the whipped soap.  Once again, you will need your hand mixer.  Finally, use your hand mixer to fluff the soap to that same frosting consistency.

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Topping Your Soap Loaf

Finally, we will begin topping our soap loaf.  Add the whipped soap frosting to the top of your loaf.  You will want to top your soap in the same manner you would frost a cake.  Once you have added you soap frosting, we will add a few finishing touches.  Add a couple grams of the jasmine flowers.  Lastly, dust your soap with a tiny bit of the diamond dust mica pigment.  You will not need much of the diamond dust mica pigment, less than a gram will do.  Once your soap has completely setup, use your mitre box and cutter to slice the soap loaf just like you would cut a loaf of bread.

Once your soap is created, show us your finished soap!  We would love to see homemade mp soap!  Post pictures of your Moonlight Tuberose scented swirled soap or other creations on our Facebook page!  In addition, you can find Natures Garden on both our Twitter and Instagram pages @ngscents.

If you have enjoyed this soap making recipe, then, be sure to stop by and check out our recipe box!  Whether you are a candle maker, soap maker, cosmetic maker, or just love Natures Garden fragrance oils, there is something you are sure to love in our recipe box!  Our recipe box allows you to download free PDF classes and recipes.  We offer free downloadable classes and free tutorials on soap making, candle making, cosmetic making and much more.

 

Jul
22

Lavender Apple Fragrance Oil


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Lavender Apple Fragrance OilLavender Apple Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Lavender Apple Fragrance Oil is a clean fruit scent by Natures Garden. Our customers highly recommend this fragrance oil. Whether they are using it in cp soap, scented soy candles, or homemade lotions, like us, they find it beautifully unique.  One reviewer has said, “Personally, I am not a huge lavender fan, however, this description caught my eye. I gave it a try in both lotion and a soy candle. I am really very pleased with the results. It is a very soothing scent. I have already had to replace my stock of this scent twice. People just can not get enough. What an excellent choice.”

What Does Lavender Apple Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden will make your home smell clean, and will help to relax your mind at the same time!  Lavender Apple fragrance starts with top notes of red delicious apple, raspberries, plum, and sugar; followed by middle notes of floral rosaceous green notes, lilac, pear, and eucalyptus; and sits on a powdery, woodsy musk base note. An NG Original Fragrance! Note:  This scent is a dupe of a famous natural cleaning company and they call it Lavender Apple.  While it is called lavender apple, you will notice that our perfumist’s description does not list lavender as a fragrance note.  That is because it was never a note in the cleaning product that was duped.

How Do Our Customers Use Lavender Apple Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

Our customers who like to create their own room scenting products can use this clean fragrance oil in their products. Potpourri and incense can be made using a maximum of 50% for this fragrance oil in their recipes. Any homemade cleaning products can be made with no more than 5% of this fragrance oil in their recipe. Also, our customers love to use this scented oil in aroma bead products.

Additionally, homemade candle creations can be made with this fruity fragrance oil. Any candle product that is made of either vegetable waxes or paraffin wax can include up to 10% of this fragrance oil. Joy wax and WOW wax will allow you to create wonderfully scented homemade candles. Also, the scent will remain nice and strong in candle products that are made from soy wax. If you want to add color to your candle products, then we suggest using either three drops of purple liquid candle dye along with one drop of red liquid candle dye or a small amount of shredded purple and red color blocks per four pounds of wax. Remember to never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

How Do Our Customers Use Lavender Apple Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Homemade bath and body product recipes can utilize this cleansing fruit fragrance oil. Bath gels, bath oils, soaps, lotions, and so much more bath and body products can be created using a maximum of 5% for this scent. Further, this fragrance oil will perfumes perfectly at a fragrance oil concentration no more than 5%.

Also, this fruit fragrance oil can be included in the creation of soaps through a variety of different methods. For instance, our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have shown that this scent is a great addition for creating cold process soap.  Natures Garden’s test batch containing this fragrance oil showed no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. The final product had a very strong and herbal scent and the bar did not have any discoloration. If you want to color your bath and body products, then we suggest using some red and purple soap colorants in the amount you desire. Just remember to never use candle dye in any body products.

Lavender Apple Fragrance Oil Sugar Scrub

Feel free to check out our Lavender Apple Sugar Scrub Recipe, which uses this delightful spa fragrance oil!  Many other products can be created using this fragrance oil as well.  Nature’s Garden offers a variety of free recipes and classes.  Click here for our recipe box with even more diy projects, classes, and ideas!

Jun
24

Honeydew Melon Fragrance Oil


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Honeydew Melon Fragrance OilHoneydew Melon Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Honeydew Melon Fragrance Oil is a fresh fruit scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is a scrumptious fresh melon scent that would make a perfect addition to many summertime products. Our customers love this fruit scent in their homemade scented soy candles, CP soap, handmade bath bombs, and room air fresheners.  One customer states, “This is the strongest Honeydew Melon scent I’ve found. Has excellent hot and cold scent throw in soy candles.”

What Does Honeydew Melon Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the refreshing aroma of a ripened honeydew melon.

How Do Our Customers Use Honeydew Melon Fragrance Oil?

Homemade candle makers can use this melon fragrance oil in their own recipes. Any scented candle recipe that has been made with either vegetable waxes or paraffin wax can include a maximum of 10% for this scent. Joy wax and wow wax will both perform perfectly for this fragrance oil. Also, the scent will remain nice and strong in products made of soy wax. If you want to color your candle products, then we suggest using either two drops of green liquid candle dye along with four drops of yellow liquid candle dye or using a small amount of shredded green color block with yellow color block per four pounds of wax.  Remember that you should never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

Our customers can create scented air fresheners using this fruity fragrance oil. Potpourri and incense can both be created using this strong fragrance. Any homemade cleaning products can use no more than 3.3% of this scent in their homemade craft recipes. Also, the scent can be used to create strongly scented aroma beads. While this fragrance oil is gel wax compatible, it is still the customers responsibility to test each fragrance.

A wide variety of bath and body products can be created using this sweet honeydew fragrance oil. Bath oils, bath gels, soaps, lotions, and so many more bath and body products can be created using a maximum of 5% for this scent. Also, perfumes will perform perfectly as long as the fragrance oil concentration is no more than 5% in the perfume oil recipe. Further, any method of making soap can include this fragrance oil successfully. For instance, our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have revealed that our Honeydew Melon Fragrance Oil is perfect for this method of making homemade scented soaps. Not only does this scent produce a perfect pour, but the characteristics of the batch are favorable. A soap batch containing this fragrance oil will have no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. The final product will have a strong scent retention and the bar will discolor to a dark cream hue. While there is a vanillin content, it is a very low amount of  0.15%. Thus, it may be unlikely that vanila white stabilizer will prevent the discoloration in soap caused by this fragrance. There are more than forty ingredients used in fragrance manufacturing that could be causing the discoloration of products. If you want to add a colorant to your soap, then we suggest using green liquid soap and yellow liquid soap dye in the amount you desire. Just remember to never use candle dye in any body products.

Jun
18

Guardian Angel Fragrance Oil


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Guardian Angel Fragrance OilGuardian Angel Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Guardian Angel Fragrance Oil is a lovely scent by Natures Garden. Not only is this fragrance a great floral scent, but it is an NG original fragrance! This soft, heavenly scent is addition to any of your homemade bath and body products that won’t overpower, but won’t disappoint either. While this scent has a fairly strong scent throw, the soft, floral notes remain delicate and true.

What Does Guardian Angel Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the innocent and loving blend of soft rose petals, baby breath, and white flowers, with perfect accents of clove, nutmeg, patchouli, sandalwood, and Madagascar vanilla.  An NG Original Fragrance!

How Do Our Customers Use Guardian Angel Fragrance Oil?

Our customers are able to use this floral scent in any of their bath and body product creations. Bath oils, bath gels, soaps, lotions, and many more bath and body recipes can include this feminine scent at a maximum fragrance oil concentration of 5%. Also, any perfumes will perform perfectly with no more than a 5% fragrance oil maximum. Not only can soaps be created, but more specifically cold process soap recipes can include this scent. Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have revealed that this fragrance oil is a great scent for this method of soap making. Additionally, this batch provides a perfect pour!  A batch that includes this fragrance oil with have no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. The final bar will discolor to a light gold color with a pleasant scent that is very strong after cure! While it may be possible to prevent some discoloration by adding a vanilla white stabilizer to the recipe, due to the 0.7% vanillin content, there may be other components in the fragrance contributing to the discoloration. Since there are more than 40 ingredients used in fragrance manufacturing that can contribute to discoloration of products, it may be impossible to prevent all of the discoloration in a batch containing this fragrance oil. Further, we suggest not adding any color for this fragrance, but you may add any shade of liquid soap dye that you would like.

Homemade room scent makers can use this heavenly scent in their recipes as well. Potpourri and incense can incorporate up to 50% of this fragrance oil in their recipes. Household cleaning products can be created using 5% of this scent. Also, this floral fragrance oil is nice and strong when used in aroma beads. Moreover, candle products can be created using this fragrance oil as well. Any candles recipes that include either vegetable waxes or paraffin wax can include no more than 10% of this scent. Also, Joy wax, Pillar of Bliss, and WOW wax perform perfectly for this scent. Soy waxes maintain a scent that is nice and strong for Heavenly fragrance oil. We suggest that you don’t add any color for this particular scent, but you may add any shade of either liquid candle dye or shredded color block to achieve the desired appearance for your candle.

This floral scent is perfect for any of your scented homemade projects and will keep your products smelling great!