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Jul
02

Coconut Oil 76 in CP Soap

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Coconut-Oil-76-in-CP-SoapCoconut Oil 76 in CP Soap

You’ll go coco-nuts for coconut oil 76 in CP soap. What does the ’76’ mean? It simply denotes that this type of coconut oil has a melting point of 76 degrees Fahrenheit. Coconut oil has many beneficial properties for use in all sorts of products–it’s even edible!!–but for our purposes, we’re going to discuss coconut oil 76 in CP soap. (Please do NOT attempt to eat the soap.)

Coco Clean

Our cold process soap testing recipe features coconut oil as the second most abundant ingredient (by weight) after water. Rightfully so, for you see, coconut oil is comprised primarily of lauric and myristic fatty acids which are characterized in soap-making by providing cleansing properties, a bubbly lather, and hardness. Coco-o is a surfactant, meaning it reduces the surface tension of a liquid when it is dissolved, allowing the dirt and impurities to be rinsed off of the skin.

Coco Cream

In addition, the high content of saturated fat serves to give coconut oil a higher SAP value (the number of milligrams of lye that is needed to completely saponify, or turn into soap, one gram of a specific oil, butter, or fat. — Lye, while generally thought of as a bad guy, is a necessary evil for the saponification process. Always remember to follow safety procedures when handling lye. [Add lye to water, the mixture will get hotter; add water to lye, you’ll probably die]). Remember that rhyme to ensure safety.  While you will likely NOT actually DIE, you can surly get hurt from the lye volcano you will create if you add water to lye.  SO…Don’t ever do that!  Always add your lye to your water.  The high SAP value of coco-o helps to superfat the soap (the amount of lye used is less than the given SAP value), giving it a nice, creamy texture and more lather ability. You can thank coconut oil for making your homemade CP soap clean and bubbly.

Coco – What the heck does that mean?

Furthermore, coconut oil serves as an emulsion stabilizer. What the heck does that mean? You may already know, but I just learned about this today, so I’m going to recap for myself and the benefit of anyone out there who’s not entirely sure. An emulsion is a mixture of two things that don’t really want to go together– for instance, oil and water. Water is the number one ingredient (by weight) in our CP soaps, and just about everything else is some type of oil (apricot kernel oil, castor oil, sunflower oil, palm oil, fragrance oil, and- of course- coconut oil 76). An emulsion stabilizer helps to keep this mixture from separating. This means, not only will it help hold your soap together, it will also help hold the fragrance. (Don’t worry, the coconut oil itself has been refined so it is odorless. Unless you ARE looking for a coconut fragrance in your soap. If so, we’ve got ten coconutrelated scents you may enjoy using!)

Coco No-no

Oh, wow, you’re thinking. Coconut oil 76 in CP soap is so great, I want to use as much of it as possible! And of course you do, but how much is too much?  A typical soap recipe calls for 20-30% coconut oil. It’s important not to use more than 30% coconut oil. Why? Is it possible to be TOO clean? The excess coconut oil 76 in CP soap will interact with the natural oils on your skin and dry it right out. But if you use the appropriate amount of coconut oil, it works in the soap to help clean skin and even reduce inflammation.

Cococonclusion

Coconut oil 76 in CP soap is awesome as long as you’re careful not to use too much in your recipe. So go ahead– what are you waiting for? Follow the links above to purchase coconut oil 76 and other ingredients for our CP soap testing recipe or one of our other fun CP soap recipes. Browse our wide array of fragrance oils to find a scent that you love. Thanks for reading and happy soaping!

Jun
29

Vanilla Buttercream Scent

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vanilla buttercream fragrance oilVanilla Buttercream Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

A deliciously warm cake baking in the oven, homemade frosting waiting for its time to be added on top…mmm aren’t your taste buds just watering at the thought of a warm freshly baked cake? I bet you can just smell the mouth watering cake baking in the oven? And you know what my absolute favorite frosting flavor for cake is…vanilla buttercream of course! The delicious combination of moist cake topped with vanilla is just too yummy to resist. Our Vanilla Buttercream scent perfectly captures the aroma of that tantalizing frosting, and will fill your home with the scent of a cake baking in the oven that you just can’t wait to frost.

What Does Vanilla Buttercream Smell Like?

Vanilla Buttercream Scent by Nature’s Garden is the wonderful combination of Tahitian vanilla, butterum, and powdered sugar that are all whipped with sweet churned butter to create the most perfect decadent and fluffy delicious confection.

How Do Our Customers Use Vanilla Buttercream?

Our Vanilla Buttercream scent is sure to make your home fill as you’ve just opened your own bakery, with the scent of delicious cakes waiting to be frosted in the oven! It will make all of your family and friends mouths water for a taste! For all of the candle makers out there, this scent is just what you’ve been looking for. It performs nice and strong in soy wax, as well as working perfectly in joy wax and wow wax. For all of the potpourri and incense makers out there our Vanilla Buttercream fragrance is just what you need! This fragrance has a maximum usage rate of 50%! You can easily fill your home with this tantalizing aroma by using this fragrance to create some nice and strong homemade aroma beads.

For bath and body products, our Vanilla Buttercream scent has a maximum usage rate of 5%. Some common bath and body products that can include this yummy smelling fragrance are soaps, bath oils, bath gels, lotions, and perfumes. This fragrance does have a vanillin content of 10.63%, meaning that it may tend to discolor your soaps and other homemade bath and body products. Just make sure to test it thoroughly before using it in your finished and final products, and be sure to use a Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to avoid any discoloration. Our cold process results are: there is separation and just some acceleration. It has a very nice vanilla scent, however it does discolor to a dark chocolate color.

I’m sure you’re dying to get your hands on this wonderful vanilla scented fragrance as soon as you possibly can! Well, hold on just a minute because it gets even better! We offer many great free classes and recipes here at Nature’s Garden, and our free Vanilla Foaming Body Frosting recipe is actually made with our wonderful Vanilla Buttercream fragrance oil! Enjoy this amazing fragrance and keep watching for more fragrance fun!

 

Jun
19

Cinnabun Fragrance

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cinnabun fragranceCinnabun Type Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Mmm…do you smell that? The delicious scent of fresh sticky ooey-gooey cinnamon rolls baking in the oven? Isn’t your mouth starting to water just thinking about sinking your teeth right into one these freshly baked amazing treats, the taste of hot yummy frosting covering this amazing cinnamon flavored bun. Our Cinnabun fragrance perfectly captures the mouth watering aroma of these delicious treats and will leave you and your family wanting to make of them as soon as you possibly can.

What Does Cinnabun Type Smell Like?

Cinnabun Type Scent by Nature’s Garden is the tantalizing aroma of freshly baked cinnabun rolls that are covered in yummy mouth watering flowing streams of cream cheese icing!

How Do Our Customers Use Cinnabun Type Fragrance Oil?

If you’re looking for a fragrance that is sure to leave your mouth watering, then this is the one. Our Cinnabun fragrance is sure to fill your home with the aroma of these delicious treats and bring the feeling of being right inside the bakery while these are being baked fresh in the oven. For all the candle makers out there, this fragrance is just what you’ve always been looking for. Our Cinnabun fragrance works nice and strong in soy wax, as well as performing perfectly in joy wax and wow wax. For all of the incense and potpourri makers out there, this fragrance has a maximum usage rate of 50%. You can easily fill your home with the aroma of these amazing sticky treats by using this fragrance to create some nice and strong homemade aroma beads.

For bath and body products, our Cinnabun fragrance has a maximum usage rate of 5%. Some common bath and body products that can include this fragrance are lotions, bath oils, soaps, bath gels, and perfumes. This fragrance does happen to have a vanillin content of 5.01%, meaning that it may tend to discolor your soaps and other homemade bath and body products. Always make sure to test this scent thoroughly before using it in any of your final and finished products, and be sure to use a Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to avoid any discoloration problems! For all of the cold process soap makers out there, our Cinnabun fragrance oil is exactly what you always needed! Our cold process results are: there is no acceleration or ricing and this fragrance has a perfect pour! The soap does turn to a cinnamon brown color, but this scent is very strong and sticks very well!

I’m sure you’re wondering how long it would take to get your hands on a delicious cinnamon roll as soon as you can, but hold on just a second! This bakery fragrance actually gets better! We offer many great free classes and recipes here at Nature’s Garden, and our Cinnabun Melt and Pour Soap is actually made with our amazing Cinnabun Type fragrance oil. How much more amazing can this fragrance get? Enjoy this wonderful scent, and keep watching for even more postings.

 

Jun
18

Bubble Luscious Scent

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bubble luscious scentBubble Luscious Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Our Bubble Luscious scent is one fragrance that will transport you right back to your childhood memories. It is the aroma of a piece of yummy bubblegum,and will remind you of all of the fun times you had in the past just blowing bubbles with your friends. This is sure to be a scent that everyone you know will love, it will flow through your home and fill it with happiness. Our Bubble Luscious scent perfectly captures the aroma of a piece of newly-opened bubblegum just waiting to be devoured.

What Does Bubble Luscious Smell Like?

Bubble Luscious scent by Nature’s Garden will immediately bring you right back to childhood. You won’t be able to resist blowing bubbles with some fluffy, pink, luscious bubblegum! This wonderful fragrance begins with top notes citrus, strawberry and aldehydic effervescent notes that are followed by middle notes of clove and coconut. These are all sitting on a base of crisp vanilla. Bubble Luscious is a Nature’s Garden original fragrance!

How Do Our Customers Use Bubble Luscious Fragrance Oil?

If you’re looking for a fragrance that will make you just like a kid again, then you have definitely found it. This fragrance is the perfect representation of everything you loved as a child all wrapped up into one! For all the candle makers out there, our Bubble Luscious scent is absolutely perfect for you. It performs nice and strong in soy wax, as well as working perfectly in wow wax and joy wax. For all of the incense and potpourri makers out there, this fragrance is just what you’ve always needed. It has a maximum usage rate of 50%. You can easily fill your home with this amazing scent by using this fragrance to create some nice and strong homemade aroma beads.

For bath and body products, our Bubble Luscious scent has a maximum usage rate of 5%. Some common bath and body products that can include this fragrance are perfumes, lotions, bath oils, bath gels, and soaps. This fragrance does not have any vanillin content contained within it, meaning that it will not tend to discolor your soaps and other homemade bath and body products. For all of the cold process soap makers out there, this fragrance is exactly what you never knew you always needed. Our cold process results are: there is no discoloration problems, as well as no acceleration or ricing. This fragrance has a perfect pour, as well as a wonderful scent and is a very delicious aroma in cured soap.

Are you overjoyed at the thought of getting your hands on this amazing childhood fragrance? Well hold on just a second, because this fragrance just keeps getting better and better! We offer many awesome free classes and recipes here at Nature’s Garden, and our free MP Embed CP Soap recipe is actually made with our Bubble Luscious Fragrance Oil. This is one unique recipe that you don’t want to miss out on. Please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Nature’s Garden with any thoughts, questions, or concerns and keep watching for even more fun fragrance ideas.

 

Jun
16

Mexican Fried Ice Cream Scent

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mexican fried ice cream fragrance oilMexican Fried Ice Cream Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Whenever anyone mentions going out for Mexican food, what’s the first item you think of? Perhaps it’s tacos, rice, maybe margaritas. What about a delicious huge bowl of Mexican fried ice cream? If you’re like me, you just love the mouth watering combination of ice cold creamy vanilla ice cream with that hard crispy crunch. It’s such a wonderful dessert, and one that just the scent alone is sure to make your mouth water. Our Mexican Fried Ice Cream scent perfectly captures the tantalizing aroma of this delicious treat, and is sure to make you crave the taste of one.

What Does Mexican Fried Ice Cream Smell Like?

Mexican Fried Ice Cream Scent by Nature’s Garden is a yummy accord of creamy vanilla bean topped with rich and buttery whipped cream. It has hints of grated cinnamon and toasted nut that work to tease the senses as a base of wonderfully melted marshmallows brings this fragrance to a sweet finish.

How Do Our Customers Use Mexican Fried Ice Cream Fragrance Oil?

Our Mexican Fried Ice Cream scent is one that you won’t be able to resist. You’ll feel as if you’ve just been transported right into a beautiful Mexican restaurant with a big bowl of fried ice cream right in front of you just waiting to be devoured. For all of the candle makers out there, this mouth watering fragrance is absolutely perfect for you. It works nice and strong in soy wax, as well as performing perfectly in joy wax and wow wax. You can easily fill your home with this yummy aroma by using this fragrance to create some nice and strong homemade aroma beads. For all of the incense and potpourri makers out there, this scent is just what you need for your new projects. It has a maximum usage rate of 50%.

For bath and body products, our Mexican Fried Ice Cream scent has a maximum usage rate of 5%. Some common bath and body products that can include this amazing scent are perfumes, lotions, bath gels, soaps, and bath oils. This fragrance does happen to contain a vanillin content of 3%, meaning that it may tend to discolor your soaps and other homemade bath and body products. Make sure to test this fragrance thoroughly before using it in any of your finished and final products. Also be sure to use a Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to avoid any discoloration problems. For all of the cold process soap makers out there, our Mexican Fried Ice Cream fragrance is just what you’ve been looking for. Our cold process results are: there is no acceleration or ricing, and this fragrance has a perfect pour. However, it does discolor to a caramel color.

I’m sure you’re anxious to get your hands on this mouth watering scent as soon as you possibly can. But make sure to check out all of our free classes and recipes we offer here at Nature’s Garden. Please enjoy this amazing fragrance and keep watching for more fragrance fun postings.

 

May
08

Pittsburgh Soapmakers Gathering

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Pittsburgh Soapmakers GatheringPittsburgh Soapmakers Gathering

The 2015 Pittsburgh Soapmakers Gathering was the soaping conference held on Saturday May 2 at the Shaler Library in Pennsylvania.  There were about 25 participants at this event.  Nature’s Garden was one of the lucky vendors that donated to this soaper’s gathering.  It was an opportunity for the participants to get new soaping ideas, learn new techniques, and hopefully make some new soapmaking friends. The one day event included soap making and candle making presentations and workshops.  Each of the guests were given an opportunity to learn a variety of soap making styles.  During the conference some of the events included demos and sessions involving specialty oils like cocoa butter and almond oil, how to creatively use embeds, and how make your products SPARKLE!!!  The participants were also shown techniques for adding various soap colorants including micas and oxides, all natural colorants, and liquid colorants.  Of course, they didn’t leave out candle making!  There was even an informative demo on how to make a coconut and beeswax candle.

Pittsburgh Soapmakers GatheringNature’s Garden was honored to donate door prizes for this fabulous soaping conference.  These door prizes were raffled off at the gathering.  Our door prizes included soaping fragrance oils, a Natures Garden t-shirts, sodium hydroxide, and Nature’s Garden Shopping Bags.  These goody bags were given away at the one day event.  Who wouldn’t love that!?!

Pittsburgh Soapmakers GatheringEach lucky participant was also able to take home a 4 ounce bottle of one of Natures Garden’s 828 fragrance oils.  Some of the scents included Champagne Pear, Coconut Lime Verbana, NG Aqua di Gio Type, and Capri Olivo.  Each of these fragrances have been tested thoroughly and perform amazingly well in soap.   We are hoping that they enjoy soaping with them and are able to find some new soaping favorites!

Pittsburgh Soapmakers GatheringThe conference also included a vendor review time.  During this time, all those who attended, were given the opportunity to learn more about our company and our variety of soaping products.  As you can see, it seems everyone involved had a great time.  To see even more photos and information about the Pittsburgh gathering, check out their Facebook page.

This event was coordinated by the lovely Lori Chandler of Ashgrove Soaps.  I just have to say, what an amazing woman!  I had the pleasure of meeting Lori at the 2015 HCSG Conference which took place in April in Indiana.  She is an absolute doll!  It was a pleasure to meet her.  Clearly, she has done a wonderful job coordinating the 2015 Pittsburgh Soapmakers Gathering and worked very hard preparing.  It looks like everyone had a blast.  Thank you so much for letting us donate to this event.  Also, a big thanks to all those involved in making this gathering possible.  Nature’s Garden is very grateful to all those who participated.  We would also like to thank Stu Chandler for the amazing photos.  He is a very gifted photographer and he did a great job.  It is truly appreciated.  If you attended the Pittsburgh Soapmakers Gathering, we would love to hear about your experience.

 

May
04

Funnel Cake Fragrance

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funnel cake fragrance Funnel Cake Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Our Funnel Cake fragrance is one that is sure to transport you right back to the happiness of your childhood. It is an aroma that will immediately remind you of fairs and carnivals and all of the yummy foods that you can only find at those events. Foods like elephant ears, giant hot dogs, gyros, and of course yummy funnel cakes! Our Funnel Cake fragrance perfectly captures the aroma of a delicious freshly made funnel cake that is just waiting to be devoured. This is a fragrance that is sure to leave your mouth watering.

What Does Funnel Cake Smell Like?

Funnel Cake Scent by Nature’s Garden is a treat that will instantly remind you of the state fair! This tantalizing scent is a wonderful combination of cinnamon, fried dough sprinkled with sugar, and the yummy taste of nostalgia.

How Do Our Customers Use Funnel Cake Fragrance Oil?

This fragrance will fill your home with the scent of a delicious childhood treat, one that you could only feast on during special occasions! It is sure to make everyone you know come running to find the delicious aroma that is filling their senses. Your home will be transformed with this scent that captures that of a wonderful day at the fair! For all of the candle makers out there, this fragrance is just what you’ve always needed. It performs perfectly in wow wax and joy wax, as well as working nice and strong in soy wax. You can easily fill your home with this mouth watering aroma by using this fragrance to create some nice and strong homemade aroma beads. For all of the potpourri and incense makers out there, our Funnel Cake fragrance is sure to fill you with joy. It has a maximum usage rate of 50%.

For bath and body products, our Funnel Cake scent has different usage rates for different products. When it is used in homemade soaps, bath gels, or bath gels, it should be used at a rate of .1% only. When used in perfumes and lotions, this fragrance should be used at a maximum usage rate of .05%. This fragrance does not have any vanillin content contained within it. For all of the cold process soap makers out there, our Funnel Cake fragrance is everything you’ve always wanted for the perfect scent! Our cold process results are: there is some acceleration, but this fragrance has a very good scent. However, it does discolor to a caramel color.

How anxious are you to get your hands on a fragrance that will remind you of some of your favorite childhood memories spent at the fair? This amazing fragrance is one you just can’t pass up on. Make sure to check out all of our awesome free classes and recipes as well, you’re sure to find so many that you will absolutely love. Please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Nature’s Garden if you have any thoughts, concerns, or questions and enjoy this amazing fragrance! Keep watching for even more fantastic fragrance suggestions and ideas.

 

May
01

Buttercream Fragrance

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buttercream fragrance Buttercream Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Buttercream Fragrance Oil is a scent that will mesmerize you with its aroma of delicious buttercream frosting. It will leave your home smelling as if you’ve just created your very own bakery, making all of your taste buds go insane! You will be transported right back to your childhood, with the feeling of wanting a taste of this delicious confection so badly that you won’t be able to hold it in! Can’t you just feel the taste of the warm creamy buttercream frosting gracing your tongue? This scent perfectly captures the aroma of this yummy treat!

What Does Buttercream Smell Like?

Buttercream Scent by Nature’s Garden is a best selling scent, that is a Yankee duplication. It is the perfectly balanced combination of hints of vanilla mixed with the aroma of buttery, buttercream frosting to create an enticing fragrance.

How Do Our Customers Use Buttercream Fragrance Oil?

If you’re looking for an aroma that will make your house smell just like home, this is it. It will bring the aroma of a delicious cake baking in the oven, and the scent of the warm buttercream frosting ready to be added on top. Our Buttercream fragrance is sure to be one that you won’t soon forget, as it will leave you craving the taste of this yummy goodness. For all of the candle makers out there, this fragrance is just what you need! It works nice and strong in soy wax, as well as performing perfectly in joy wax and wow wax. You can easily fill your home with the aroma of tantalizingly warm buttercream frosting by using this fragrance to create some nice and strong homemade aroma beads. For all of the incense and potpourri makers out there, this wonderful fragrance has a maximum usage rate of 50%.

For bath and body products, our Buttercream fragrance has a maximum usage rate of 5%. Some common bath and body products that can include this scent are lotions, soaps, perfumes, bath oils, and bath gels. This fragrance does happen to have a vanillin content of 8.2%, meaning that it may tend to discolor your soaps and other homemade bath and body products. Just make sure to test it thoroughly before using it in your finished and final products, and be sure to use a Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to avoid any discoloration. For all of the cold process soap makers out there, our Buttercream fragrance is just what you’ve been looking for. Our cold process results are: there is no separation as well no acceleration and it has a very good scent. However, it does discolor to a dark chocolate color.

I’m sure you want to get your hands on this delicious aroma as soon as you can, but hold on just a second because it gets even better. We offer many awesome free classes and recipes here at Nature’s Garden, and our free Soap Frosting recipe is actually made with our amazing Buttercream fragrance oil! This is one recipe you won’t want to pass up on! Enjoy this great fragrance and keep watching for more.

 

Apr
06

Making Taiwan Swirl Soap

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making taiwan swirl soapMaking Taiwan Swirl Soap

For all the soap makers out there, have you ever tried making Taiwan Swirl soap before? I’ve been experimenting with making so many soaps lately, and this one turned out absolutely beautifully! We’re bringing you the free recipe for this wonderful soap so that you can make it yourself! This is one soap that your friends, family, and even your customers are sure to love! We have used our Shea Butter Cold Process Soap recipe for the base.

 

Ingredients:

125 grams of Lye

272 grams of Shea Butter

272 grams of Olive Oil

181 grams of Palm Oil

181 grams of Coconut Oil

345 grams of Distilled Water

72 grams of NG Water Lily & Jasmine Type Fragrance Oil

11 grams of Titanium Dioxide 

11 drops of Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant

10 drops of Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant

10 drops of Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

Other Ingredients Needed:

Square Loaf Mold Market Mold

Thermometer

Safety Gloves

Safety Mask

Safety Glasses

Vinegar

Scale

Stick Blender

Barbecue Skewers

Spatulas

Mixing Bowls

Cardboard or Straight Dividers for Soap Making

Directions:

making taiwan swirl soap

 

When working with lye, always make sure to wear your protective glasses, mask, and gloves! Start by preparing your lye water. Measure and weigh out 345 grams of distilled water and 125 grams of lye. Carefully pour the lye into the water. Never pour water into lye as this can cause an explosion! Mix thoroughly and set your lye water aside to cool.

making taiwan swirl soap

 

 

While you’re waiting for that to cool, go ahead and get your butters and oils ready. Measure and weigh out 181 grams of Palm Oil, 272 grams of Olive Oil, 181 grams of Coconut Oil, and 272 grams of Shea Butter. Melt them down completely and set them aside to cool as well.

making taiwan swirl soap

 

 

 

You can also prepare your colors as you’re waiting for those to cool. In three separate bowls, measure out 11 drops of Neon Pink colorant, 10 drops of Ultramarine, and 10 drops of Neon Blue. In another bowl, measure out 11 grams of Titanium Dioxide and pour in just a little bit of oil. Mix them together until it has a become a paste-like consistency.

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You can also prepare your diving tool. We have used just regular cardboard to divide our soap, however you can also use a straight soap divider! Place your division tool inside your mold at this point to make it easier for you later!

 

making taiwan swirl soap

 

 

Keep checking the temperatures of your lye water and oils using your thermometer. Once they have reached around room temperature (72 degrees Fahrenheit) and are within ten degrees of each other, they are ready to combine. Carefully pour your lye water into your oils and mix them together thoroughly.

making taiwan swirl soap

 

 

 

When they are completely mixed, pour 358 grams of the mixture into each colored bowl. In a separate bowl, pour the last 358 grams and add your titanium paste. Mix all of these thoroughly until you have achieved all over white, pink, blue, and purple colors.

 

 

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Then add 18 grams of Water Lily & Jasmine Type fragrance to each bowl, again mixing them thoroughly.

 

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Now your soap will be ready to pour. Make sure your dividers go all the way to the bottom of the mold. We poured our pink first, into the first division on our mold. Leave a little bit in the bowl for the top of the soap. Repeat this will each other color.

 

making taiwan swirl soap

 

 

Once you have finished pouring your soap, carefully remove your dividers from your soap. Once we removed our dividers, we used a skewer to swirl the base of our soap going in a mantra swirl from side to side across the whole soap.

 

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Then pour the rest of each color on top in a straight line.

 

 

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Using a skewer, place it down into just the top of your soap and begin to swirl, again in a manta swirl from side to side.

 

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After your manta swirl, place the skewer in a corner of your soap and drag it from end to end in a Taiwan swirl across the whole top of your soap.

 

 

After you have swirled your soap, it will need to set up for at least 24 hours before removing it from the mold. Once your Taiwan Swirl soap has been removed from its mold, it will need to sit for at least 4 to 6 weeks, giving it enough time to cure and become less alkaline. Make sure to check out all the rest of our free recipes and classes as well! Watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Mar
30

Tiger Stripe Soap Recipe

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tiger stripe soap recipeTiger Stripe Soap Recipe

What inspires you? Well, here at Nature’s Garden, we are inspired by pretty much everything, but lately we’ve been on a serious animal print kick! We found this amazing picture of this gorgeous tiger and couldn’t wait to get started on making a tiger stripe soap recipe! And we of course have used our Animalistic Instinct Fragrance, I mean how could we not? It’s absolutely perfect!

tiger stripe soap recipe

 

 

 

Our wonderful inspiration!

 

 

 

animalistic instinct fragrance oil

 

 

 

Make sure to try out our amazing Animalistic Instinct scent!

 

 

 

Ingredients:

272 grams of Olive Oil

272 grams of Shea Butter

181 grams of Palm Oil

181 grams of Coconut Oil

70 grams of Animalistic Instinct Fragrance Oil

15 grams of Titanium Dioxide

7 grams of Neon Orange FUN Soap Colorant

5 grams of Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

125 grams of Lye

345 grams of Distilled Water

Other Ingredients Needed:

Square Loaf Mold Market Mold

Thermometer

Safety Mask

Safety Glasses

Safety Gloves

Stick Blender

Scale

Vinegar

Spatulas

Mixing Bowls

 

Directions:

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Always make sure to protect yourself first with your gloves, glasses, and mask! Then you can prepare your lye water. Weigh 345 grams of distilled water, and 125 grams of lye. Carefully pour your lye into your water. Never pour water into lye! This can cause an explosion! Thoroughly mix your lye water and then set it aside to cool down.

 

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Next, you can get your butters and oils ready. Weigh out 272 grams of Shea Butter, 272 grams of Olive Oil, 181 grams of Palm Oil, and 181 grams of Coconut Oil 76. Melt these down completely and then set them aside to cool as well.

 

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While you are waiting for both of these to cool, you can get your colors ready. In separate bowls, add 5 grams of Black Oxide colorant, and 7 grams of Neon Orange. Then in another bowl, measure out 15 grams of Titanium Dioxide, mixing this thoroughly with just a little bit of your oils from your base bowl until you have achieved a paste-like consistency.

 

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Make sure to keep checking your oils and lye water temperatures using your thermometer, until they have reached about 72 degrees Fahrenheit (room temperature) and are within ten degrees of each other. Then carefully pour your lye water into your butters and oils, mixing it together very thoroughly with a stick blender until you have come to a light trace.

 

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When your mixture is at a light trace, pour 400 grams into the bowl with black colorant, 500 into the orange, and 500 in a separate bowl, adding your titanium paste to this last bowl. Then thoroughly mix each color. Make sure to add 20 grams of your Animalistic Instinct fragrance to your black bowl, and 25 grams to the orange and white. Again, make sure to mix them thoroughly!

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Once your colors are completely mixed, you can begin to pour them into your mold. We started with our orange, carefully pouring just a little bit in a straight line all the way across the mold.

 

 

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Then we alternated all three colors until the mold was almost full, leaving just a little bit of each color in our bowls.

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With the remaining colors, we splattered it over the top of the soap into gorgeous designs! Splatter the rest of your soap however your heart desires!

 

 

Once you have finished your soap, it will need to sit to set up for at least 24 hours before removing it from the mold. Once it is removed, your new Tiger Stripe Soap will need to sit for at least 4 to 6 weeks to give it enough time to cure and become less alkaline. After that, your soap will be ready for you to use and enjoy! Check out all the rest of our free recipes and classes and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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