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Jun
28

Common Hot Process Soap Questions


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Common Hot Process Soap QuestionsCommon Hot Process Soap Questions

Although hot process soap recipes have some things in common with the cold process soap recipes, there are a few new steps that can be confusing. So, we at Natures Garden felt it would be useful to answer some common hot process soap questions that our customers have asked us. This way we can equip you with all the soap making supplies and information that you need to make all kinds of wonderful homemade soaps!

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: What are the Hot Process Stages?

First, melt your oils and butters in a crock pot. Then, create your lye solution and add it to your crock pot. Use a stick blend to mix to trace and cover the crock pot. After about 15 minutes, stir the batter and replace the lip. Continue to stir every 15 minutes until the soap batter has the consistency of mashed potatoes. Then, place the soap in a mold and allow it to set up for 24 hours. After, remove from mold, cut, and allow it to cure for about 1-2 weeks. Although the bar may technically be safe to use, allowing it to cure will provide a harder, better quality bar of soap.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Can I Use the Pan or Crockpot I Used for Soapmaking for Food?Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Can I Use the Pan or Crockpot I Used for Soapmaking for Food?

No, you should never return your soaping equipment to the kitchen. So, make sure that you use a pan or crock pot that you aren’t overly fond of for your hot process soap recipes. Hopefully, you can find a pan or crock pot that is cheap or old to use for soap. Once anything in your kitchen is used for soapmaking, it should be moved into your soap making supplies permanently.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Do I Have to Use a Crock Pot for Hot Process Soap?

No, you don’t have to use a crock pot to be successful in making hot process soap. Many people like to use an old crock pot, but if you aren’t able to dedicate one to soap making it is okay to use something different. In fact, you can use a stove top and it works just as well. Honestly, your hot process soap will work just fine as long as your soap has a constant heat source.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: What Are The Hot Process Soap Benefits?

Since hot process soap has some similar steps to cold process soap, hp soap has many of the same benefits. Of course, for both methods, you can control all of the ingredients to avoid ingredient that may trigger allergies or irritate skin conditions. But, the biggest thing that sets the hp soap making method apart from the cold process soap is the cure time. Since hot process soap uses a heat source, like a crock pot or pan, that keeps the soap batter at higher temperatures. These higher temperatures will speed up the saponification process. So, your hot process soaps won’t need to cure as long as they would if they were made using the cp soap method.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Hot Process Soap Recipes?

Natures Garden offers a few different recipes for hot process soap that you can choose between. We have regular hp soap recipes, laundry soap recipes, and even a beard soap recipe. So, there are a lot of fun ideas for making hot process soaps! You can find all of our recipes under Hot Process Soap Recipes on the Free Recipes and Classes page.

 

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: When Do I Color Hot Process Soap?Common Hot Process Soap Questions: When Do I Color Hot Process Soap?

You will want to add your soap colorant after the batch is done cooking. So, mix in the coloring once the soap is a mashed potato consistency. Also, you can still do multiple colors with this method. Just split your cooked soap into different bowls and mix in color to each. Once the soap is colored, you can add more ingredients or scoop the soap to the mold.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: When Do I Add Fragrance to Hot Process Soap?

Again, you will want to add your fragrance oil after the soap has fully cooked and before you stick the soap in the mold. So, you can add your scent right after you add your colorant.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: How Long Do I Need to Cook Hot Process Soap?

The cooking time can vary depending on both the individual hot process soap recipe and the soaping ingredients used. Also, the crock pot or pan that you are using can affect the time, too. Some cases take about an hour and other instances may take a few hours. However, you can tell that your soap is done based on consistency. As your soap heats it will begin to get thicker, which you will notice as you are periodically checking the batter. At one point the soap batter will go through a gel phase, which gives a gel-like appearance. Right after this, the soap will get a mashed potato consistency. At this point, you are ready to scoop the soap into your soap mold.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Why is My Hot Process Soap Changing Color?Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Why is My Hot Process Soap Changing Color?

There are a few reasons why a soap would discolor. Most often, this kind of change is due to the vanillin content in a fragrance oil. This ingredient is what gives scented oils its vanilla notes. So, this type of discoloration can be minimized by using vanilla white color stabilizer. basically, all of the brown discoloration caused by vanillin and oxidation. Vanilla White Color Stabilizer will slow the oxidation of vanillin. However, there are many other ingredients in fragrance oils that can cause discoloration that we can’t reduce or control. This means that it is possible that this additive won’t solve discoloration if the vanillin content isn’t very high. You can find out whether a fragrance discolors and if its maintainable by looking in the description for that scented oil. Another reason that your soaps could change color is herbs, which can oxide over time. This will fade the initial color of the herb and likely become a dull color or change color.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Why Is My Hot Process Soap Separating In My Mold?

If your hp soap is separating in the soap mold, then it is a sign that the soap needed to cook longer. No need to rebatch. All you have to do is scoop the soap back into the crock pot or the pan and cook for a bit longer. It could also be caused by a recipe that wasn’t formulated properly or was not weighed out properly.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: How Long Do You Have to Wait to Use Hot Process Soap?

While hot process soap shortens the cure time, you still have a bit of waiting left to do. You will want to let your soap bars set for about 1-2 weeks, depending on your batch this could vary.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Why Is My Hot Process Soap Cracking?

Overheating can cause your hot process soap to crack in some places or develop strange patterns. Occasionally, it will just be a simple crack in the soap and other times you can end up with soap with peaks and craters. Sometimes soap can even get an appearance referred to as alien brains, which is kind of looks like a brain pattern.  Also, certain ingredients can lead to an increase in heating, like additives with natural sugars. So, you are more likely to overheat with milk, wine, honey, or fruit and veggie purees. Not only can these ingredients heat you soap, but they have the potential to cause a volcano effect in your soap. So, be sure to use caution for those ingredients with sugars.  

 

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Any Hot Process Soap Recipes with Shea Butter?Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Any Hot Process Soap Recipes with Shea Butter?

Yes, we do! We have quite a few free soap recipes for hot process soap, which includes the Beard Soap Recipe, the Game On HP Soap Recipe, and the Apricotie Hottie Soap Recipe. If you would like to see more of these types of soap-making recipes, then you can check out our Free Recipes and Classes page under the Hot Process Soap Recipes section.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Why is My Hot Process Soap Hard and Crumbly?

If you have soap that is too hard and crumbly, then stick around to learn about why your hot process soap would be this way and how you can fix it. Also, anyone that wants to learn how to make their hot process soap more fluid may want to start here. First, your soap batter could be over cooked, which makes the soap dry and hard. Alternatively, the recipe could contain too many hard oils, which could be saved by re-batching with more soft oils. Or, it could be that you didn’t add enough water. Also, it could be that an ingredient was forgotten or the recipe wasn’t formulated correctly. Another possibility is that there is too much of a soap additive, like sodium lactate, that increased the hardness too much. Often, you can simply fix the mistake and rebatch your soap.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: How Do I Rebatch Hot Process Soap?

Have you ever wondered can you melt a bar of soap and remold? It can be tempting to just scrap a failed batch of soap and start over. If you feel the same, then you will definitely want to hear about rebatching soap. Whether you forgot an ingredient, a hot process soap rebatch is a great idea for you to try. Plus, rebatching your old soap is a fairly simple process. First, grate your old soap and put these pieces in a crock pot. Then, you will need to melt this down with water and whatever you wanted to include in these soaps. If you want a more detailed set of instructions, then you can look at a previous blog on How to Rebatch soap.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Why Is My Hot Process Soap Soft and Crumbly?

Also, there are a few reasons why your soap could turn out soft and crumbly. One reason could be that you have too many soft oils and need more hard oils added to the recipe. Also, it could be an issue of not having enough lye for the amount of liquid added. So, it is possible that you may need to formulate the recipe again, which can be made easier with the help of SoapCalc. If your recipe is fine, then you may just need to cook your soap a bit longer. Another option is that you could’ve accidentally added a soap ingredient twice. While you may have a missing ingredient or need to add some different ingredients, it is okay because you should be able to rebatch and save the soap.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Why Is My Hot Process Soap So Soft? I Did Everything Right and It Is Still Soft.

When you first unmold and cut your hp soap, it may be softer than you like. It is common to be a little soft initially for hot process soaps. However, the soap will harden as it cures. Although the soap is safe to use, the bars after about a week, they may still be too soft. For hard soaps, we suggest allowing your soap to cure for 3-4 weeks.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Just Ask UsCommon Hot Process Soap Questions: Just Ask Us!

We hope that you were able to learn something interesting about hot process soap making! If you have any other questions or concerns about the hp soap-making method, then reach out and ask us. We are available in the Natures Garden store, on the phone, and on social media. You can reach out to us on the NG Facebook page, Twitter (@ngscents), or Instagram (@ngscents). Have fun soaping and we wish you the very best!

Sep
18

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe


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Bamboo Hemp Soap RecipeBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe

Check out a melt and pour soap recipe that is decorative and simple to create! There are so many reasons why this handmade soap recipe is a great choice. The first great part of this handmade soap recipe is that it uses Natures Garden’s melt and pour soap base. So, this layered soap is easy to create and you don’t have to deal with lye. Plus, the whole star anise provides a simple way to decorate your lovely soaps. Together you have a perfect method for creating adorable soaps. Furthermore, the soap smells fantastic! This recipe uses our Bamboo Hemp Fragrance, which is a well-balanced blend of bamboo stalks, vetiver, and patchouli, with undertones of hemp seed and oakmoss. The Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe will also show you how to layer melt and pour soap and add herbal embeds. So, this is wonderful melt and pour soap recipe for homemade soap makers!

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Star Anise and Potential Skin Benefits

Whole star anise is a great cosmetic herb for nourishing your skin. There are many that have found that star anise is great for keeping your skin healthy and glowing, as it is known to soften and nourish your skin. This makes this herb perfect for the addition of melt and pour soap. Plus, this cosmetic herb has been said to be wonderful for reducing wrinkles. Also, some have found that this wonderful herb is great for reducing acne or dry skin related issues. So, this ingredient may be as beneficial to your skin as it is pretty for the top layer of your soap!

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Bamboo Hemp Fragrance Oil
Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap
Star Anise Whole
Small Square Tray Mold
Cutter for Mitre Box
Natures Garden Soap Apron
1 oz. Black Bullet Bottles
Black Fine Mist Sprayer 20/410

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Other Necessary Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need

Two Microwave Safe Mixing Bowls 
Mixing Spoons
Microwave
Scale 
Knife 
Rubbing Alcohol
Cutting Board

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Weights and Amounts of Your Ingredients

400 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
590 grams Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap
29 grams Bamboo Hemp Fragrance Oil
16 Whole Star Anise

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Necessary Preparations Prior to Starting

First of all, you are going to want to clean all of your equipment and your work station. This will make sure that your finished product is clean and free of contaminants. This process isn’t difficult and will absolutely benefit your homemade products. So, sanitize the counter top or the table that you are going to work on. In addition, clean and sanitize all of the equipment you will be using.

Also, you may want to get all of your supplies together and within reach of your work space. This way you will have all the equipment ready to use for creating the melt and pour soap. You will also want to fill your spray bottle with rubbing alcohol so that you can spray the freshly poured melt and pour soap quickly. This will release any air bubble that pop up when pouring your mp soap base.  In addition, rubbing alcohol will help the layers adhere to each other.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Getting the Whole Star Anise ReadyBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Getting the Whole Star Anise Ready

First, you are going to get your whole star anise herb ready for later use in the homemade soap recipe. Since you are going to need this cosmetic herb for your clear layer of melt and pour, it will help to have the stars ready. Since it will save you time to get this herb ready, you should pick out your Star Anise before you begin the recipe. So, look through your bag of Whole Star Anise to find some whole pieces of the Star Anise that you would like to use in the soap. Although you can use broken pieces as long as you don’t mind that ascetic in your final bars of soap. Regardless of your preference, you will need to get together 16 individual whole star anise pieces for this melt and pour soap recipe.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Preparing the Clear Layer of SoapBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Preparing the Clear Layer of Soap

Next, you are going to get the clear melt and pour soap ready to use for your first layer. So, grab your scale and weigh out 200 grams of your Natures Garden Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap into a microwave safe bowl. After, you will need to use your microwave to melt your clear soap base. Melting your soap base should be done in short bursts. You want to use thirty second busts in the microwave until all of the soap is completely melted. This method of melting your soap will prevent you from accidentally over heating your mp soap base.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe After the Soap has Melted

Now, that your melt and pour soap has finished melting you are going to be ready to pour the soap into your mold. You don’t need to add any color to this layer because you will need to see the Star Anise Whole through the melt and pour soap. Further, we don’t need to add fragrance oil to this layer. But, don’t worry about your soap because the bottom layer will be scented. We just can’t scent this clear layer or the fragrance would add a yellow tint to the layer. This is because the soap doesn’t have a color and the Bamboo Hemp Fragrance Oil has a slight yellow tint. So, this layer of your soap should remain unscented and uncolored.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Pouring Your First Soap LayerBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Pouring Your First Soap Layer

After your clear, unscented melt and pour soap has entirely melted, you are ready to pour your melted soap. Be sure to move quickly as you pour your soap as you are going to need to place in the herbs before your soap sets up. So, retrieve the soap mold and the star anise that you have chosen for the top layer of your melt and pour soap. Now, pour your melt and pour soap into your soap mold.

Next, take your whole star anise and place each individual star anise into the center of each cavity in the soap mold. After all of the star anise has been placed, spray the top of your soap layer with the rubbing alcohol. This will release bubbles in the melted soap and help your layers to stick together better. Now, make sure that your layer is completely set up before moving on to the next step.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe After the Clear Soap Layer is Completely Set UpBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Pouring the Second Clear Soap Layer

Now, you will see that your first clear layer has not completely covered the entire whole star anise. This amount of melt and pour soap was intentional, as it will help with the placement of the star anise. Next, we will be pouring the second half of the clear layer to completely cover the star anise whole. The thought process behind this method of embedding the herb was that this will help to hold the herb in place. So, this means that your stars will be less likely to be crooked or start to float. So, your star anise will be better at staying where you put it, in the center and top of your bars of soap.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Pouring the Second Clear LayerBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Pouring the Second Clear Layer

Next, you are going to pour the second half of the clear melt and pour soap layer. So, melt another portion of 200 grams of clear melt and pour soap. You are going to want to melt this batch the same way that you did before to prevent burning the soap. So, use your microwave in 30 second increments. Before you pour this portion of clear melt and pour soap make sure to spray the previous layer with rubbing alcohol. After, pour the second clear layer onto your previously set up soap layer. Then, spray the top of the melt and pour soap layer with the rubbing alcohol.  Allow the final clear layer to completely setup before moving to the next step.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Preparing the Second Layer of Your SoapBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Preparing the White Layer of Your Soap

Next, you are going to be preparing the white layer of your melt and pour soap bars. So, grab your scale and weigh out 590 grams of the Natures Garden’s Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap Base. Next, you will need to melt your soap base with a microwave. Again, we recommend that you use 30 second increments until the soap is entirely liquid. After your soap is entirely melted you are ready to add the fragrance oil. So, weigh out 29 grams of Natures Garden’s Bamboo Hemp Fragrance Oil. Then, you are going to add this refreshing fragrance oil to your melted soap base. Stir in the fragrance evenly to make sure that all of the scent has been incorporated. After, you are ready to move on to the next step.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Pouring the White Layer of Your SoapBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Pouring the White Layer of Your Soap

Now, you are ready to pour your white layer of Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap Base into your soap mold. This white melt and pour soap will be the bottom layer for your finished soap bars. After this final layer is poured, you will want to spray the top with some of the rubbing alcohol. This will help to remove the air bubbles that may be trapped under the surface of this soap layer. Once you spray the soap, wait for this layer to entirely set up. After this white soap layer is entirely hardened, you will be ready for the next step in this process.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Slice Your Finished SoapBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Slice Your Finished Soap

Next, you are going to want to slice your finished slab of soap into individual bars. First, remove the melt and pour soap from your mold. Place the mold on the table or counter top, flip it over, and gently press to release the bamboo hemp soap from the mold. Then, turn the soap over so you can see the top clear layer. You will notice, the mold that you have used will provide you with a single slab of soap, but there are indented portions that are designed for easy cutting. Before you cut, you are going to want to set your slab of layered soap onto the cutting board. Now, you can cut your soap using a knife, or the soap cutter typically used with a mitre box for soap making. So, use your chosen cutting implement to slice along the lower sections of the melt and pour soap slab. Once you cut along each line you will end up with 16 individual soap bars that each soap embedded with a whole star anise. Now, you have completed your melt and pour soaps and are ready to use your finished soap!

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Share Your CreationsBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Share Your Creations

Finally, your melt and pour soap creation is ready for you to use. We hope that you enjoy your finished products! This finished soap is great for use as lovely decoration or a wonderful skin loving soap recipe. If you would love to share your experience, we would love to see your finished products! If you would like to share pictures, share stories of your experience, or even ask some questions, then you can find us on our Instagram and Twitter @ngscents or you can follow us on our Facebook page! Also, you can easily find our Facebook page by clicking here. We would love to hear from you and see your handmade candle, soap, and cosmetic creations!

 

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Aug
02

Craft Ideas for Fall


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Craft Ideas for FallCraft Ideas for Fall

Crafts are fun to create and perfect for creating unique, seasonal decorations. It is a great hobby where you can use your finished products throughout your home. We at Natures Garden would like to share some of our own craft ideas for Fall that are sure to be a hit! Some of these crafts are perfect for decorating during the autumn season. But, all of these crafts are useful and smell fantastic. Whether you are interested in body products or room scents, we have the perfect fall crafts that you can create yourself!

Craft Ideas for Fall Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap Recipe

First, we have the delightful Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap Recipe. This homemade soap recipe is a perfect fall craft idea! This amazing recipe uses real pumpkin puree and the delicious Pumpkin Apple Butter Fragrance Oil. This scent will put you in the mood for the holidays with top notes of orange, apple, pear, pineapple, and cherries; middle notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove; with base notes of warm vanilla. Overall, this soap recipe is perfect for the Thanksgiving season!

Craft Ideas for Fall Autumn Leaves Potpourri RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Autumn Leaves Potpourri Recipe

Also, the Autumn Leaves Potpourri Recipe is a perfect addition to your list of fall season crafts. This craft recipe uses scented granulated candle wax to create a perfect diy scoopable wax! Plus, the wax leaves are perfect for the fall season, as this recipe looks like freshly fallen leaves. So, there is barely any melted wax. In fact, after the leaves are created there is no need for melting the wax. Further, the aroma of this craft is the Autumn Woods Fragrance Oil, which smells just like the smell of crisp leaves under foot and fresh pine.

Craft Ideas for Fall Pumpkin Sugar Scrub RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe

Next, we have the moisturizing and simple Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe. This layered scrub recipe is a wonderful blend of spices and herbs with skin loving butters and oils. Together with the scent of the Pumpkin Walnut Biscotti Fragrance Oil this sugar scrub is perfect! This finished scrub will exfoliate your dead skin and nourish the rest. So, your skin will be left soft and healthy. Plus, you will be left with the aroma of delicious notes of pumpkin and fresh walnuts.

Craft Ideas for Fall Cinnabun Melt and Pour Soap RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Cinnabun Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Now, check out an easy homemade soap recipe! The Cinnabun Melt and Pour Soap Recipe is a recipe that looks super cute and smells fantastic! This melt and pour soap recipe was created to look just like a cinnamon bun with the swirls, icing, and everything! Furthermore, you will love the scent of the Cinnabun Type Fragrance Oil! This delicious fragrance oil smells just like the aroma of freshly baked cinnamon bun rolls with flowing streams of cream cheese frosting. Truly, this recipe smells absolutely scrumptious!

Craft Ideas for Fall Sweet Potato and Brown Sugar Bath Whip RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Sweet Potato and Brown Sugar Bath Whip Recipe

If you are looking for some diy fall crafts, then try out the Sweet Potato and Brown Sugar Bath Whip Recipe! This bath product recipe is a lovely whipped soap recipe that uses a delicious fragrance oil, which is the Sweet Potato and Brown Sugar Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil has the delicious aroma of sweet potatoes and brown sugar that is drizzled with the perfect amount of honey. Also, you can create this easy craft recipe with just a few ingredients. All you need is the soap base, fragrance oil, brown sugar, and some soap colorant! 

Craft Ideas for Fall Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts Recipe

Another one of our creative arts and crafts ideas for adults is the Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts Recipe! You will love our diy wax melts without beeswax. These are perfect for using in your wax melt warmers and is a perfect alternative to candles. You can achieve the same great room scenting with lighting a wick. Both are wonderful, but many people strongly prefer one or the other.  So, we home wax melt lovers enjoy the Pumpkin Cheesecake Fragrance Oil in these cute little tarts!

Craft Ideas for Fall Pumpkin Puke Soap Jelly RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Pumpkin Puke Soap Jelly Recipe

Those looking for the perfect fall Halloween craft ideas are going to love the Pumpkin Puke Soap Jelly Recipe! This recipe is a simple and festive idea that you are going to really like. This recipe uses melt and pour soap and water to create a sort of slime. Further, we included the Pumpkin Roll Fragrance Oil and soap colorant to create a slime that is more pumpkin themed. Further, there is a Preservative added to make this fun soap last longer! So, get clean and have some fun with this easy slime recipe!

Craft Ideas for Fall Berry Bewitching Bath Brew RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Berry Bewitching Bath Brew Recipe

Also, you can easily make the creative Berry Bewitching Bath Brew Recipe! This recipe uses a bath melt base that is full of ingredients that love your skin. Plus, this portion of the bath recipe contains the lovely Berry Bewitching Brew Fragrance Oil. So, your bath will have the aroma of peach, apricot, and blackberries; middle notes of mandarin, cinnamon, and rose; and nicely balanced with just a hint of woodsy musk. Further, the tea bag is full of herbs that will create a wonderful bath tea! Finally, the bat is a small melt and pour soap. Overall, this homemade bath product is complex and perfect for the bath!

Craft Ideas for Fall Pumpkin Delight Clamshell Tarts RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Pumpkin Delight Clamshell Tarts Recipe

Next, you can make the Pumpkin Delight Clamshell Tarts Recipe! These diy scented wax melts are perfect for scenting your home this autumn! The aroma is of our Pumpkin Crunch Cake Fragrance Oil, which is the aroma of an amazing dessert. This fragrance is the aroma of creamy pumpkin pie filling with rich eagle brand milk; surrounded with freshly baked yellow cake, melted butter, pecans, and hints of spice. So, this scrumptious homemade wax melts would be perfect for scenting your home this fall!

Craft Ideas for Fall Spider Venom Soap Jelly RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Spider Venom Soap Jelly Recipe

Also, you can create another fun soap based slime with the Spider Venom Soap Jelly Recipe! There is no glue, no baking soda, and no salt involved. Mainly, this recipe is water and soap base. So, it is not very complicated to clean and very clean with the incorporation of real soap. Plus, this recipe smells like strong, sweet and sour grapes, thanks to the Grape Fragrance Oil! You will love this hand soap slime recipe!

Craft Ideas for Fall Dracula's Dentures RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Dracula’s Dentures Recipe

The Dracula’s Dentures Recipe is another fun craft that would be perfect for Halloween! This melt and pour soap recipe includes an embed of vampire fangs. This is set into blue soap that makes it look as though these are Dracula’s teeth in a cup! Plus, this silly and fun Halloween craft is scented with the alluring scent of our Lunar Eclipse Fragrance Oil, which is  filled with fruits of nectar and exotic florals blended with sweet vanilla and honey for an evening filled with romance.

Craft Ideas for Fall Brown Sugar Scrub RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe

Next, we have the Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe. This sugar scrub recipe uses various ingredients that care for the skin and will rejuvenate you. The oils and cosmetic herb powder added are all wonderful for softening the skin. Plus, the Sweet Almond Oil and Vitamin E Oil will moisturize your skin perfectly. Further, the brown sugar makes a great exfoliant and pairs perfectly with the Brown Sugar and Fig Type Fragrance Oil. This fragrance perfectly fits this scrub with an aroma of fresh figs, peaches, and passion fruit; followed by middle notes of coconut milk, vanilla orchid, jasmine, muguet, and freesia; well-balanced with base notes of vanilla beans, caramel, maple sugar, fig leaves, and musk.

Craft Ideas for Fall Pumpkin Eggnog Foaming Sugar Scrub RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Pumpkin Eggnog Foaming Sugar Scrub Recipe

Further, you can create a bath recipe that is both a whipped soap and a body scrub. Our Pumpkin Eggnog Foaming Sugar Scrub Recipe uses the Whipped Soap Base perfectly to create an amazing autumn bath product. This recipe is simple to mix together but feels wonderful on the skin. Plus, this cleansing scrub smells delicious! The Pumpkin Eggnog Fragrance Oil possesses the aroma of creamy vanilla custard, fresh pumpkin and apple, hints of cinnamon and clove, with subtle base notes of cedar and musk. So, this body product smells just like a pumpkin pie mixed with eggnog! It’s absolutely scrumptious!

Craft Ideas for Fall Fresh Fallen Leaves Soap RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Fresh Fallen Leaves Soap Recipe

Also, you can create the unique Fresh Fallen Leaves Soap Recipe! This recipe creates a perfect melt and pour soap recipe for fall. These soaps use small leaf mold that is used to perfectly resemble the changing colors of autumn leaves! Plus the bars are scented with our Fresh Fallen Leaves Fragrance Oil, which has an aroma that is true and fresh!   You won’t believe how true to life this smell is, it smells just like real fall leaves!

Craft Ideas for Fall Pumpkin Pie Candle RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Pumpkin Pie Candle Recipe

Another wonderful autumn craft that you can create is the Pumpkin Pie Candle Recipe. This homemade candle recipe was designed to look just like a pumpkin pie! So, you have a crust layer, a filling layer, and a fluffy whipped cream topping. Plus, this candle is scented with Pumpkin Pie Spice Fragrance Oil! This means that this pumpkin pie candle smells like sweet cream pumpkin, complimented with nuances of nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, and ginger; rounded out with buttery vanilla notes. Truly, this is a scrumptious candle scent!

Craft Ideas for Fall Candle Wax Tarts RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Candle Wax Tarts Recipe

Also, we have an easy idea for scenting your home this fall. You can use our simple Candle Wax Tarts Recipe to create your own wax warmer melts that smell amazing. This wax tart recipe is as simple as it gets, but it uses the scrumptious Apple Cinnamon -ORIGINAL Fragrance Oil! This scent will fill your home with a wonderful blend of apples and cinnamon without an overkill of bakery base notes. The aroma is of a scent of red juicy McIntosh apples that are sprinkled with fresh ground cinnamon spice. If this sounds like the perfect aroma for scenting your home, then this is the recipe is the best one for you!

Craft Ideas for Fall Carrot Cold Process Soap RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Carrot Cold Process Soap Recipe

The Carrot Cold Process Soap Recipe is a great recipe for this upcoming season! This recipe for making soap from scratch creates soap that is nourishing and gorgeous. The oils and butters in this recipe will take care of your skin with the added help of real carrots. Plus, this soap includes the aroma of our Frosted Pumpkin Type Fragrance Oil! This scent leaves the aroma of citrusy lemon, leading to middle notes of creamy pumpkin and hints of nutmeg and ginger; sitting on base notes of maple sugar and vanilla frosting. This soap is deliciously scented and perfect for skin care!

Craft Ideas for Fall Carrot Cupcake Soap RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Carrot Cupcake Soap Recipe

Next, you can create some super cute cupcake soaps with our Carrot Cupcake Soap Recipe! This recipe can either create 2 large cupcakes or 10 small cupcakes, it all depends on what you decide that you would like to have. Plus, these soaps are scented with our delicious  Carrot Cupcake Fragrance Oil. This fragrance has the aroma of juicy bursts of citrus that is spiced with clove, carrot, nutmeg, cinnamon and bay leaf with a touch of comforting vanilla extract. It is the perfect aroma for a carrot cupcake soap!

Craft Ideas for Fall Pinecone Firestarters RecipeCraft Ideas for Fall Pinecone Firestarters Recipe

Finally, we have the Pinecone Firestarters Recipe. This homemade craft is perfect for helping start a fire in the fireplace. Not only is this craft perfect for starting a fire when you need it, these pine cones are scented with the lovely Pleasingly Pumpkin Fragrance Oil. So, your house will have the aroma of our rendition of the famous sweet pumpkin fragrance. This scent is the sweet, creamy combination of pumpkin puree with warm notes of butter and sweet vanilla cream. It is the perfect aroma for fall and will smell amazing in your home!

Mar
30

Making Tiger Swirl Soap


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making tiger swirl soapMaking Tiger Swirl Soap

I’m back everyone! I finished my remake of my Tiger Swirl Soap, without adding any sodium lactate, and it turned out absolutely wonderful! Now we’re bringing you the great recipe for this beautiful soap, and it is the perfect one to bring you right into the spring season with its wonderfully bright colors! We have used our Shea Butter Cold Process Soap recipe for the base.

 

Ingredients:

272 grams of Olive Oil

181 grams of Palm Oil

181 grams of Coconut Oil

272 grams of Shea Butter

345 grams of Lye

69 grams of Mint Mango Tea Fragrance Oil

15 grams of Titanium Dioxide

4 grams of Neon Orange FUN Soap Colorant

6 grams of Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant

125 grams of Distilled Water

Other Ingredients Needed:

Square Loaf Mold Market Mold

Safety Glasses

Safety Gloves

Safety Mask

Thermometer

Kabob Skewers

Scale

Stick Blender

Mixing Bowls

Spatulas

Vinegar

 

Directions:

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Always start with safety first! Before preparing anything, make sure that you are wearing your safety glasses, gloves, and mask! Once you are protected, you can prepare your lye water. Measure and weigh out 345 grams of water. Then measure and weigh out 125 grams of lye. Carefully add your lye to your water, then mix together thoroughly. Set your lye aside to cool down.

 

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While you are waiting for the lye water to cool, you can go ahead and get your butters and oils ready. Measure and weigh out 272 grams of Shea Butter, 181 grams of Coconut Oil, 181 grams of Palm Oil, and 272 grams of Olive Oil. Then melt them your oils and butters down until they are completely melted. Once they are melted, set your bowl aside for it to cool as well.

 

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While you are waiting for both your lye water and oils to cool, you can get your colors ready. In one mixing bowl, measure and weigh out 4 grams of Neon Orange colorant, and 6 grams of Lime Green colorant into another. In a third bowl, measure and weigh out 15 grams of titanium dioxide.

 

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One your lye water and oils are around 100 degrees Fahrenheit and within 10 degrees of each other, they are ready to be mixed. Then pour just a little bit of your cooled oils into the bowl with titanium dioxide. Mix it thoroughly until it has become a paste-like consistency. Then go ahead and pour your lye water into your butters and oils. Mix it together thoroughly.

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Next, pour 477 grams of your mixture into each bowl with your green and orange colorants.

 

 

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In the base bowl, add your titanium dioxide paste and mix thoroughly until your mixture has turned completely white. Then thoroughly mix your green and orange bowls until you have achieved an all over orange color and an all over green.

 

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Once you have thoroughly mixed your colors, add 24 grams of your Mint Mango Tea fragrance to each bowl, and again thoroughly mix each bowl. Then you can begin to pour your bowls into your mold. We started with our orange, and carefully poured just a little bit into a straight line across the mold. Do the same with your green, pouring into the center of the orange line.

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Same with the white, pouring it right into the middle of the orange. Keep doing this technique alternating your colors until you have almost filled your mold.

 

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Once you have finished pouring your colors, take the remainder of each and dollop it around on the top of your soap, using all of your remaining soap.

 

 

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Then take your skewer and carefully circle it throughout the top of your soap, mixing the dollops together thoroughly. This will achieve a beautiful swirl effect on top.

 

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Make sure to let your soap sit for at least 24 hours to fully set up before removing it from your mold.

 

 

 

 

Make sure to wait about 4 to 6 weeks before actually using your soap, giving it enough time to cure. After the 4 to 6 weeks have passed, your Mint Mango Soap will be ready for you to use and enjoy! Make sure to check out all the rest of our free recipes and classes as well! Keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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