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Jul
20

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits


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Melt and Pour Soap BenefitsMelt and Pour Soap Benefits

We at Natures Garden would like to share some of the melt and pour soap benefits with customers that may not know too much about soaping. There are quite a few different methods one can use to create soaps, so it can be a bit overwhelming for new soapers. Every method has some benefits that you may enjoy, but you must choose the method that will be best for you and the situation you are in.

While many find melt and pour soap to be one of the easier ways to make soap at home, even the most experienced soapmaker may come back to this method. Honestly, it all depends on what the soaps are needed for and the time you have available. So, at one point or another, anyone can benefit from knowing a bit about this method. If you have never used melt and pour soap or are thinking about trying this method again, then we’d like to share with you all of the great things about melt and pour soap. So, here is why melt and pour soap is a great soap making method!

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Great for Beginning Soap MakersMelt and Pour Soap Benefits Great for Beginning Soap Makers

Due to a few different aspects of this soap making method, beginning soap makers may want to start with this method. This is an easy way to introduce soap making into your crafting. This method won’t have you working with lye right out of the gate. This can help prevent you from feeling overwhelmed with everything all at once. Instead, a new soap maker can get used to the time sensitive nature of cooling soap, adding fragrance oils, and coloring soap. Plus, this method skips right to the fun of creating to let you experience all the fun. Melt and pour soap allows you to have fun trying out soap making before jumping into more complex methods. You can create very simple soaps that are still cute with this method without taking too much time or skill to complete.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Creativity and Additional Ingredients

There is so much that you can do with melt and pour soap! As long as you have some molds, additives, and a creative mind you can make anything you want. Further, you can look to our Melt & Pour Soap Recipes page for soap making inspiration and ideas. In addition, you can print out the step by step soap making tutorials for each project on that page. While melting soap and pouring it into molds may sound like it is simple and boring, we can show you that there is so much that you can create with this method of soap making.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Manipulating the Shape of the SoapMelt and Pour Soap Benefits Manipulating the Shape of the Soap

Since melt and pour soap will take on the shape of whatever it sets up in, it is pretty easy to shape the soap into whatever you’d like. For example, our Lollipop Soap Recipe used a flat shaped soap layer and cut it into strips that we curled to create a lollipop appearance. Also, the Fresh Fallen Leaves Soap Recipe used straws to have soap shaped like a tree trunk. This along with the melt and pour soap leaves created a very pretty soap! Plus, you can make more simple soaps that are super cute like the Neapolitan Cupcake Soap Recipe, which uses a layered cupcake base and whipped frosting on top.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Adding Herbs and MicaMelt and Pour Soap Benefits Adding Herbs and Mica

Also, you can incorporate micas and even herbs into your soap! You can take your chosen additives and include it right into your melted soap. We have done this with our Blarney Stone Soap Recipe. Gold mica was added to the clear melt and pour soap base and can be seen incorporated right into the soap bar. So, you can use this technique to create a prettier appearance for your soaps. Additionally, you can add herbs or powders to provide your soap with certain properties. For example, we created the Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe with activated charcoal powder to provide a more cleansing bar of soap that provides a deep pore clean. Regardless of why you want to add herbs, mica, or other powders, the best part is that you have the option to if you need it!

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Making Embed SoapMelt and Pour Soap Benefits Making Embed Soap

Additionally, you can add soap embeds to your melt and pour soap bars. This technique gives you the freedom to create even more creative kinds of soap. This would have you create a smaller soap prior to creating your soap bar so that you can add shapes into the soap bar itself.

While it will all be melt and pour soap, you will be able to use the embedded soap to create designs or certain effects. For example, creating the swirl for the Cinnabun Melt and Pour Soap Recipe. We wanted to add a swirl to make the soap bar look more like a cinnamon roll and less plain after we cut our soap loaf. Plus, it just looks so cute! Also, we used this embed soap idea to make the seeds for our Watermelon Soap Recipe. Otherwise, our soap wouldn’t have looked like a slice of watermelon! Sometimes the embed soap really pulls your soap idea together!

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Option to Make Clear Soap

Another creative option unique to melt and pour soap is creating a bar that you can see straight into. We all know that we can see embed soaps by cutting a loaf of soap into a few individual bars. However, diamond clear melt and pour soap offers another way to get creative with embed soaps. You can create a bar of soap with solid shapes and colors inside that you will be able to see without cutting.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap RecipeSimply add a layer of diamond clear soap, place your solid object or colored soap inside, and add your top layer. This leaves you with a solid bar of soap with a fun design inside. We have used this method to create the Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap Recipe, where you can see the loofah inside the soap bar. Another idea is to use this soap technique to create kids toys with fun little toys inside. 

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Some Choice with the Ingredients

While you aren’t in complete control of the ingredients that are in your soap base, there are some things that you can do. First of all, you can choose your type of soap base. There are a lot of different melt and pour soap bases to choose from that all have different ingredients. For example, you can choose the SLS FREE Glycerin Melt and Pour Soap if you are looking for soap base without SLS. We have a lot of different types that may suit your individual soaping needs on Natures Garden’s Melt and Pour Soap page. Some of my favorites are our Shea Butter MP Soap Base and the Honey MP Base. Whether you are looking for a with a little extra of something, soap without a certain ingredient, or a base with a certain appearance, you can find all our soap bases on our site.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Controlling Certain IngredientsMelt and Pour Soap Benefits Controlling the Ingredients

Not only can you choose different types of soap base to control the ingredients, but you are in control of scenting and coloring. If you have sensitive skin or allergies, then you can create melt and pour soaps that agree with your skin. First, those with sensitivities to fragrances and essential oils can leave the bar unscented. Also, those that would rather not use liquid soap dye can use natural herbs to color the soap or leave the soap it’s natural color. Thus, you do have some control over the content of your soap bars.

Furthermore, you can add a little bit more of your favorite oils of butters to the soap base you choose. If you find a soap base that has all the ingredients you like, but you wish that it included another ingredient, you have the freedom to add something else. However, you need to be careful not to add too much as this can change the bar and could lose its lather. So, we would not recommend introducing more than a tablespoon of your added oils or butters per pound of mp soap. But, you can play with your recipe to find the right proportion for your soap bars.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Convenience of this Method

Another great reason to work with melt and pour soap is that it is super easy to create soaps! This soap making method is very simple in every way from prepping to create the soap to the clean up process. So, let’s go over all the ways that melt and pour soap making saves you time and effort.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Can Use the Soap Immediately

Also, you can use your soaps immediately after you make them. Obviously, the melt and pour soap base has been previously created and gone through saponification before you buy the melt and pour soap base. While you don’t have to worry about the lye, the soap already has it in the soap. But, the lye that was used to make the soap has already had time to fully react before the soap bases were sold. This means that the curing process has already completely finished before you even open the soap package. So, no need to wait after you form your masterpieces! As soon as your soaps are colored, scented, and out of their molds it can go straight into the bath tub! This is wonderful because you don’t have to worry about waiting long enough to prevent irritation and you can use the soap right away with no waiting.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Quick, Easy, and Fun

Furthermore, this soap making method is perfect for those that are in a hurry to have their soaps done. If you need to get your soaps ready quick for a gathering, a gift, or just excited to use it yourself, then this is a good soaping choice. Everything about this soaping method is quicker. In the beginning, there are fewer preparations and after you finish there is no curing time before using the soap. So, you will have your finished soaps ready as soon as everything has set up and popped out of the molds.

Also, melt and pour soap making is perfect for those that are in the mood to skip right to the creative part of soap making. Since melt and pour soap already has the first few steps of the soaping process complete, you don’t need to worry about these. So, you will have more time and energy to focus on creating super cute soap! You are left with the coloring, scenting, and shaping of your soaps. Simply melt the soap, fill your molds, and get creative.  This soap method is an easy way to get right to the fun part of soap making!

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits No Need to Deal with LyeMelt and Pour Soap Benefits No Need to Deal with Lye

While lye is safe with the necessary safety precautions, sometimes it is just easier to let somebody else do all the leg work. In this case, our melt and pour soap base lets you buy your slabs of soap after they have cured. Thus, there is a lot less to prepare when working with melt and pour soap. For example, you won’t need to take as many safety precautions or wear as much protective clothing during the creation of your soap. Also, you won’t have to deal with making the lye water solution or combining the oils at the right temperature. So, no need to have vinegar handy because lye burns won’t ever happen with this soaping method. Thus, melt and pour soap making is just that much easier to work with!

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Clean Up Is Easy

Further, the clean up for this method is very easy. Since this the melt and pour soap base is already completed soap, all you really need to do is wash your utensils with water. No need to worry about unreacted lye and no intense scrubbing or vinegar required. Just like soap, your left over base will rinse right out of your bowl.

Jun
22

Lemon Squares Soap Recipe


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Lemon Squares Soap Recipe

If you are looking for cute melt and pour soap ideas, then you have come to the right place! These little soaps are super cute and look just like some real lemon desserts! Also, anyone looking for easy melt and pour soap recipes are in luck, too! This melt and pour soap recipe creates 24 individual soap squares, is easy, creative, and super cute! Further, they are very easy to use and perfect for making cute guest soaps. Since this soap making recipe uses the brownie bites mold, the soaps are small enough to work for individual use. Whether you use them as decorative soaps, set them out for guests, or take one with your to the shower, these soaps are a perfect convenient size!

Not only are these soaps cute and convenient to use, but they are nearly a perfect match for the real lemon squares dessert that inspired this soap! We all know that lemon squares are delicious, so, it makes sense that our Lemon Squares Soap Recipe would smell and look pretty tasty, as well! This recipe uses a Natures Garden original scent, Lemon Squares Fragrance Oil, to provide a true, mouth-watering scent. Also, this soap recipe uses the silicone brownie bites molds and powdered sugar to mimic the dessert perfectly! Plus, this recipe uses melt and pour soap, which means that this recipe should be fairly easy to do yourself. So, use our recipe to create some perfect lemon squares soaps!

Lemon Squares Soap Recipe Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipe
Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Lemon Squares Fragrance Oil
FUN Soap Colorant Neon Yellow
8 oz.  Clear Bullet Bottle

FUN Soap Colorant Yelp Yellow
Brownie Bites Silicone Molds
FUN Soap Colorant Yellow Oxide
24/410 White Fine Mist Sprayer
FUN Soap Colorant Brown Oxide

Lemon Squares Soap Recipe Other Ingredients Needed

Powdered Sugar
Rubbing Alcohol (for your 8 oz spray bottle)

Lemon Squares Soap Recipe Equipment You Need

Two Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoon
Knife (to cut up your soap base)
Cutting Board
Microwave
Toothpick (for adding a smaller amount of colorant)

Lemon Squares Soap Recipe Weights and Amounts of Ingredients

270 grams of the Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipe
270 grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
26 grams of the Lemon Squares Fragrance Oil
1 drop of the FUN Soap Colorant Neon Yellow
2 drops of the FUN Soap Colorant Yelp Yellow
3 drops of the FUN Soap Colorant Yellow Oxide
1 toothpick of the FUN Soap Colorant Brown Oxide
A few grams of the Powdered Sugar

Lemon Squares Soap Recipe Clean and Prepare

Before you begin this recipe you may want to clean and prepare both your workspace and the equipment you will be working with for this recipe. Since crafting can take most of your attention, it may be more likely for dirt to find its way into your finish products. So, just clean and wipe everything down before you start.

First, find a workspace that provided you with plenty of room and access to a microwave. So, sanitize the surface you will be working on to prevent anything from getting picked up as you lay down your utensils. Also, make sure to wipe out the microwave you are going to use to make sure nothing falls into your bowls as your heat the soap base. Next, you will want to clean all your equipment you will be using for the recipe. This will allow you to be sure that nothing will get into the melted soap as you mix the ingredients together. In addition, set out your Brownie Bites Silicone Mold and make sure it is wiped out well. Do all of this and your soaps are sure to come out perfectly clean and adorable!

Lemon Squares Soap Recipe Weighing Soap for the First LayerLemon Squares Soap Recipe Weighing Soap for the First Layer

Initially, we are going to create the first layer of our melt and pour soap lemon squares. This will end up being the layer on the top of our soap when we are finished. So, weigh out 270 grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base into a clean, microwave safe bowl. Now, you are going to melt your weighed out soap in the microwave. Take the bowl and heat your mango butter soap in 30-second increments until all the soap has completely melted. Once all the soap is in a liquid state, you can move on to the next step.

Lemon Squares Soap Recipe Preparing the First LayerLemon Squares Soap Recipe Preparing the First Layer

Next, we are going to add the lemon fragrant oil and create the color for our first soap layer. So, grab your bowl of melted Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base. Now, add 13 grams of Natures Garden’s Lemon Squares Fragrance Oil to your clear, melted soap base. Then, add two drops of the Yelp Yellow Soap Colorant and 1 drop of the Yellow Oxide Soap Colorant to the melted soap mixture. Make sure to mix everything thoroughly to incorporate all of the scent and colorants throughout the soap. After it has been evenly mixed, you can move on to the next step.

Lemon Squares Soap Recipe Pouring the First LayerLemon Squares Soap Recipe Pouring the First Layer

Now, you are going to pour this completed soap mixture into the mold to complete your first layer. So, fill each of the 24 cavities about halfway with your soap mixture. Just make sure that you don’t fill the mold cavities too high! Pouring too much into one cavity will prevent you from having a good-sized second layer. Also, you would be more likely to run out of your diamond clear melt and pour soap mixture before you finish filling all the cavities that you need to fill! So, try to keep the mold cavities filled as close to halfway as you possibly can.

Lemon Squares Soap Recipe Spraying the First LayerLemon Squares Soap Recipe Spraying the First Layer

Then, you are going to quickly finish off this first layer. After you have poured everything into the mold you are going to lightly spray the tops of your soaps before they start to set up. This is done to release any air bubbles that could be trapped. This air comes from the pouring process. So, grab your spray bottle of rubbing alcohol and give your soap a few good spritzes. Once this is done you will want to wait until this layer is entirely set up before moving on to another step. This will prevent unwanted mixing of layers and you are going to want two separate and straight layers

Lemon Squares Soap Recipe Weighing Soap for the Second LayerLemon Squares Soap Recipe Weighing Soap for the Second Layer

Next, you will be getting the second soap layer ready. After the first layer has set up completely it is time to start preparing the second layer. Once we pop out the finished soaps, this will become the bottom layer in the finished soaps. So, weigh out 270 grams of the Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap into a clean, microwave safe bowl. Now, use the microwave oven to heat this soap base in 30-second intervals and stir quickly between each interval. After all the soap is in liquid form, you are ready for the next step of this process.

Lemon Squares Soap Recipe Preparing the Second LayerLemon Squares Soap Recipe Preparing the Second Layer

Now, you are going to be adding the lemon squares fragrance oil and soap colorant to your melted soap base. So, take your bowl of melted mango soap base and add 13 grams of the Lemon Squares Fragrance Oil. Then, you are going to add 1 drops of the Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant, 1 drop of the Yellow Oxide Soap Colorant, and a tiny amount of the Brown Oxide Soap Colorant. You can add this tiny amount of Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant with a toothpick.  Simply dip a toothpick into your bottle of brown soap colorant. Then, dip the toothpick into the soap. This will swirl a very tiny amount into your melted soap base. After, mix everything together thoroughly until it is evenly dispersed in your soap mixture.

Lemon Squares Soap Recipe Pouring the Second Layer

Next, you are going to take your soap mixture and pour it into each of the cavities of the brownie bites silicone mold. Since your first layer is entirely set up, it is safe to pour this second layer of soap. First, you are going to spray the first layer one more time with the rubbing alcohol. Doing this will help the two layers stick together better and also help prevent the layers from breaking apart later on. After, fill the remaining half of each of the 24 cavities in your mold. After you finish you should have all 24 of the cavities completely filled to the top.

Lemon Squares Soap Recipe Spraying the Second LayerLemon Squares Soap Recipe Spraying the Second Layer

Again, you will be spraying the top of your freshly poured soap in the mold. So, grab your spray bottle of rubbing alcohol. Then, lightly spray the tops all your soaps before they start to set up. Since this removes all the trapped air bubbles, spraying the rubbing alcohol should leave you with smooth soap. After you spray, you will wait a while to allow this layer to completely set up. Later, you will be removing all of your lemon squares from their cavities in the silicone soap mold. Once everything is removed you can move on to the final step!

Lemon Squares Soap Recipe Adding the Powdered SugarLemon Squares Soap Recipe Adding the Powdered Sugar

Finally, you are going to be adding the powdered sugar topping to your finished lemon square soaps! At this point, the second layer you poured should be completely set up and you will remove all your soap from the mold. This will leave you with 24 bright yellow squares that are super cute! Now, each of these square soaps will be topped with the powdered sugar to give a more realistic effect. First, make sure that each lemon square scented soap has the side that has the brighter yellow, which was created with the diamond clear soap, facing up. Otherwise, you could end up with upside down lemon squares! Nobody wants that, so make sure to pay close attention.

Then, take a spoon and scoop some of the powdered sugar. Now, sprinkle this sweet powdered sugar onto the tops of your little soaps. Then, shake off any excess powdered sugar. The sugar should stick to the tops without rubbing alcohol. It seems to stick just like it would on a real lemon square!

Lemon Squares Soap Recipe Using Your Lemon Square Soaps

After your soaps all have their powdered sugar topping put on, they are finished and you are officially done with your soaps. Finally, these little dessert soaps are ready to use! Unlike with cold process soap, there is no cure time. This is because the soap had already been through the saponification process and given time to cure before you purchased the soap. So, your creations are ready to use as soon as they set up! Obviously, you can use your lemon square soaps just like you would a typical soap bar. Since everything, including the powdered sugar, is body safe. So, you can use these soaps as a hand soap or a shower soap. Regardless, you’ll get clean and smell like delicious lemon squares!

Lemon Squares Soap Recipe More Fun Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

If you are interested in trying out more of our creative melt and pour soap design ideas, then check out the Melt and Pour Soap Recipes page on the Natures Garden website. This page is full of all our recipes that we have formulated with melt and pour soap base. We have recipes like cupcake scented soaps, cute little gumdrop soaps, fun sliced soap loaves, and everything in between! You will be sure to find so many more recipes that you will love because we have tons of creative recipes to choose from and these are the best melt and pour soap recipes out there!

Once you have created your own melt and pour soap recipe, be sure to show us what you’ve made!  We love seeing our customer’s creativity!  Post a picture of your melt and pour soaps on our Facebook page, or tag us on Instagram @ngscents.

 

May
16

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils


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Best Coconut Fragrance Oils

Our Best Coconut Fragrance Oils list is a compilation of all the best Natures Garden scents! Everything from fun and beachy to sweet and tropical has made this list of lovely coconut scents. We are sure that your favorite ones made the list, but feel free to let us know if one of your favorites made it to the list. You can contact us through either Instagram @ngscents or on our Facebook page, hope to see you there!

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils Aloha Fragrance OilBest Coconut Fragrance Oils Aloha Fragrance Oil

This tropical fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a delightful scent that combines sweet coconut and juicy island fruits with exotic, and delightfully fragrant native flora of tiare and plumeria flowers.

Top Notes:  coconut, peach, orange
Mid Notes:  pear, pineapple, raspberry
Base Notes:  plumeria, jasmine, tiare flower

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils Aloha Fragrance Oil SoapGreat soaping scent! There is no acceleration, no separation, no ricing, and no discoloration. Plus, there is a strong scent! It’s very nice! See for yourself by viewing our soap making video!

 

 

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils Aloha Fragrance Oil RecipeThis scent is perfect for the Psychedelic Suds Soap Recipe! This recipe uses melt and pour soap to create super cute soap loafs with all sorts of pretty colored soaps.

 

 

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils Aloha Fragrance Oil CandlesThis fragrance is a great room scent that would be wonderful with two drops of yellow liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax or shred a small amount of a yellow color block into your melted wax.

 

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils Awapuhi Seaberry Fragrance OilBest Coconut Fragrance Oils Awapuhi Seaberry Fragrance Oil

Tropical flowers and ozonic marine notes collide in this fresh floral fragrance oil. Natures Garden’s awapuhi seaberry fragrance begins with top notes of Italian bergamot extract, tart seaberries, and marine, ozonic notes. This flows nicely into middle notes of geranium, jasmine, and fresh rose petals; well-balanced with a base note of white musk.

Top Notes: Italian bergamot, peach, pineapple, coconut, fresh sea air, tart berries
Mid Notes: Geranium, water lily, jasmine, rose petals
Base Notes: Gardenia, musk

GBest Coconut Fragrance Oils Awapuhi Seaberry Fragrance Oil Soapet ready, because this is an amazing soaping scent! This batch has a perfect pour, no ricing, no acceleration, no separation, and no discoloration! Plus, it retains a great scent after curing. See for yourself by clicking here to see our soap testing video.

 

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils Awapuhi Seaberry Fragrance Oil Recipe

The Awapuhi Seaberry Cold Process Soap Recipe is a super fun recipe that utilizes this fragrance oil as it works amazingly in cp soap! So, you’ll have plenty of time to create three colors for this soap.

 

 

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils Awapuhi Seaberry Fragrance Oil CandleThis fragrance oil would go wonderfully in candles with two drops of teal liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax or a small amount of a teal color block added to your melted wax.

 

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils Butt Naked Fragrance OilBest Coconut Fragrance Oils Butt Naked Fragrance Oil

The tantalizing fruit medley of granny smith apples and honeydew melon, strawberries and pears, with hints of spice. Absolutely A Best Seller!

Top Notes: strawberry, coconut, cherry
Mid Notes: banana, melon, peach, apple, pear
Base Notes: French vanilla, mint, clove

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils Butt Naked Fragrance Oil SoapGreat scent for making cold process soap! No acceleration, no ricing, and no separation. While the bars will discolor to a milk chocolate, there is a strong scent retention. Go to our soap testing video and see its true performance!

 

A great candle would be the Butt Naked fragrance oil and a pretty blue color. You can achieve this candle color by adding either three drops blue and a small amount of green liquid candle dye or a small amount of shredded blue and green color blocks per four pounds of wax.

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils Caribbean Fragrance OilBest Coconut Fragrance Oils Caribbean Fragrance Oil

This tropical paradise fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a blend of coconut, fresh sliced pineapple, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Plus, this Best Seller is An NG Original Fragrance!

Top Notes: Pineapple, Orange, Coconut, Cherry
Mid Notes: Palm Leaf, coconut cream, heliotrope
Base Notes: Vanilla cream

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils Caribbean Fragrance Oil SoapGreat soap scent! There is no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation. Plus, the bars will discolor to a brown hue and hold a strong scent retention.  Check out how well this fragrance oil works in soap by taking a look at our soap making video for this scent.

 

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils Caribbean Fragrance Oil CandleThis scent is a great room scent as well! A candle with this fragrance should use three drops of  yellow liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax or shred a small amount of a yellow color block into your melted wax.

 

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils Coco Mango Fragrance OilBest Coconut Fragrance Oils Coco Mango Fragrance Oil

This complex fragrance begins with fruity notes of mango, fresh strawberries, elderberries, and ripe papaya. This scent is completed with rich vanilla and toasted coconut with just a hint of soft musk. An NG original! A Best Seller!

Top Notes: mango, strawberry
Mid Notes: elderberries, ripe papaya
Base Notes: coconut, vanilla, soft musk

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils Coco Mango Fragrance Oil SoapThis scent in soap causes no ricing and no acceleration. While there is a slight separation after pour, it does reabsorb. Discolors to a milk chocolate. Strong scent retention. Take a look at how this scent does in soap by clicking here for our soap video.

 

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils Coco Mango Fragrance Oil RecipeThis tropical fruit scent is wonderful in the Rose Petal Bath Melts Recipe! Not only is the scent fantastic, but the oils in this recipe are perfect to nourish your skin.

 

 

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils Coco Mango Fragrance Oil CandleWe suggest that you use two drops of orange along with two drops of yellow liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax or shred an ample amount of a orange and yellow color blocks into your melted wax.

 

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils Coconut Cabana Fragrance OilBest Coconut Fragrance Oils Coconut Cabana Fragrance Oil

With this Natures Garden fragrance oil, you won’t fall victim to the winter-time blues this season. Coconut Cabana fragrance oil will keep your mood happy and sunny! Coconut Cabana is a combination of just the right notes of cocoa butter and tropical fruits that creates a perfect summer scent.

Top Notes:  coconut, apple, lemon, plantain
Mid Notes:  rose, jasmine, bamboo leaves
Base Notes:  vanilla bean, cocoa butter

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils Coconut Cabana Fragrance Oil SoapPerfect scent for cold process soaps! Absolutely no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. The cured bars will discolor to a light tan, but there is a good scent retention in the final product. Watch our soaping video and see for yourself how well this fragrance actually does!

 

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils Coconut Coast Fragrance OilBest Coconut Fragrance Oils Coconut Coast Fragrance Oil

Kick back and enjoy a summer sensation! This scent is a blend of creamy coconut, fresh fruits, and sweet island air.

Top Notes: Creamy Coconut Milk, Tangelo, Pineapple
Middle Notes: Mango, Nectarine, Island Fresh Air
Base Notes: Vanilla Extract, White Musk, Sea Moss

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils Coconut Coast Fragrance Oil Soap

Great performance in cold process soap! There is no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. The cured bars will discolor to a milk chocolate, but a very strong scent that stays true to form in cp will remain. Check these results in our soap testing video!

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils Coconut Craziness Fragrance OilBest Coconut Fragrance Oils Coconut Craziness Fragrance Oil

This Natures Garden fragrance oil embraces summertime, and that is just one thing we are crazy about here! Coconut craziness fragrance oil begins with top notes of lemon, orange, pineapple, and lime; rounded-out with middle notes of caramel and coconut, with base notes of buttercream, coconut milk, vanilla bean, and musk. Plus, this scent is An NG Original Fragrance!

This is a good scent, but should be soaped at room temperature. While there is slight acceleration, there is no ricing and no separation. The cured bars discolor to a tan and have a good scent retention. Check out exactly how this fragrance performs by watching our soap testing video.

 

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils Coconut Cream Pie Fragrance OilBest Coconut Fragrance Oils Coconut Cream Pie Fragrance Oil

This desert fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a rich, creamy vanilla base with notes of coconut, butter, with a hint of fresh baked. So, this NG Original Fragrance is A Best Seller!

 

Top Notes: coconut
Mid Notes: butter, sugar
Base Notes: vanilla, pie crust

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils Coconut Cream Pie Fragrance Oil SoapGood soaping scent! There is no acceleration and no ricing. While there is some separation, it will reabsorb as the soap cures. The soap discolors to a milk chocolate and has a good scent retention. Check out the performance through our cp soap testing video for this fragrance.

 

Candle makers can add a tiny amount of brown liquid candle dye or a tiny amount of brown color block to four pounds of melted wax.

 

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils Coconut Fragrance OilBest Coconut Fragrance Oils Coconut Fragrance Oil

This delightful fragrance oil by Natures Garden has a fresh coconut aroma that reminds you of suntan lotion. Not too buttery, this aroma is fresh and clean smelling fragrance oil.

 

 

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils Coconut Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil is a perfect pour in cold process soap! You’ll have no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation in a batch. The soap discolors to a tan and has a good scent retention. Check it out in our soap test video for this scent!

 

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils Coconut Lime Verbana Fragrance OilBest Coconut Fragrance Oils Coconut Lime Verbana Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden has a very fresh aroma! A citrus bouquet of lime, kumquat, grapefruit, lemon, with a soft floral undertone of jasmine, on a background of musk and sandalwood makes this fragrance A Best Seller!

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils Coconut Lime Verbana Fragrance Oil Soap

This scent is a perfect pour in cp soap! There’s no ricing, no acceleration, no separation, and no discoloration. Plus, the scent smells just like the original, very clean and very fresh. It also has a very strong scent retention in the cured soap. Check out how this scent works in soap with our soap testing video.

 

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils Coconut Lime Verbana Fragrance Oil RecipeAlso, the Coconut Lime Verbana Soap Bowl Recipe is a creative melt and pour soap recipe. This recipe has you create a coconut soap bowl, coconut soap pieces, soap limes, and soap straws. Super fun and creative!

 

 

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils Coconut Lime Verbana Fragrance Oil CandleFor candle making, use a drop of green plus a drop of yellow liquid candle dye plus two drops of yellow per four pounds of wax or shred a small amount of a green color block and a yellow color block into your melted wax.

 

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils Creamy Coconut Fragrance OilBest Coconut Fragrance Oils Creamy Coconut Fragrance Oil

This Natures Garden fragrance oil  is the aroma of creamy coconut milk.

Top Notes: peach, banana, coconut
Mid Notes: coconut tree leaves
Base Notes: vanilla

 

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils Creamy Coconut Fragrance Oil SoapThis scent is great for cold process soap making! No acceleration, no ricing, and no separation. The final bars will have a beige hue and a good scent retention. Also, you can see how this fragrance performs by clicking here.

 

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils Creamy Coconut Fragrance Oil RecipeSince this recipe works great in cold process soap, we created our own cp soap recipe with this scent. The Creamy Cocoa Craziness Cold Process Soap Recipe is a simple recipe that works great!

 

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils Hawaiian Suntan Fragrance OilBest Coconut Fragrance Oils Hawaiian Suntan Fragrance Oil

Wisk yourself away to the beach with this beachy fragrance oil by Natures Garden that is reminiscent of Hawaiian Tropics suntan lotion! This is a paradise scent of creamy coconut, passion fruit, guava, pineapple, banana, melon, and grapefruit. You’ll feel the tan coming on! A Best Seller!

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils Hawaiian Suntan Fragrance Oil SoapAlso, this perfect beach scent works wonderfully for soap. The soap has no ricing, no separation, no acceleration, and no discoloration. Also, this batch has a perfect pout It is a great summer scent with a light scent retention. Check out our soaping video for this scent

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils Jungle Love Fragrance OilBest Coconut Fragrance Oils Jungle Love Fragrance Oil

This tropical and citrus fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a wonderful combination of scents. The aroma is a blend of fresh squeezed oranges, pineapples, bananas, coconut, and fresh kiwi. Obviously, this NG Original Fragrance! is A Best Seller!

 

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils Jungle Love Fragrance Oil Soap

The Jungle Love Fragrance Oil is a perfect scent for soapers! It is a perfect pour with no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. The final bars discolor to a cream hue, but the scent is wonderful! This great tropical blend has a very strong scent retention. Check it out on our Jungle Love Soap Testing video.

 

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils Jungle Love Fragrance Oil CandleNow, this is a lovely tropical room scent that is perfect for candle making. We recommend that you use two drops of orange and a drop yellow liquid candle dye or a small amount of shredded orange and yellow color blocks per four pounds of wax.

 

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils Mandarin Coconut Fragrance OilBest Coconut Fragrance Oils Mandarin Coconut Fragrance Oil

Say hello to a fabulous fragrance oil by Natures Garden! This aroma is a summer arrangement of fresh mandarin oranges, tropical fruits, creamy coconut, and vanilla bean. Our mandarin coconut fragrance begins with top notes of fuzzy apricot skin, mandarin balm, and yellow star fruit; followed by middle notes of white nectarine, papaya smoothie, and mango juice; sitting on base notes of Caribbean coconut, vanilla bean, and Venezuela Tonka.

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils Mandarin Coconut Fragrance Oil Soap

This fragrance oil works wonderfully in cp soap recipes! No ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. The final bars discolor to a caramel color, but have a strong scent retention. See how easy this batch is to soap by clicking on our soap testing video!

 

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils Mandarin Coconut Fragrance Oil Candle

Also, this scent is great for creating room scenting products. If you decide to create candles, then we suggest either using a drop of orange liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax or shred a small amount of an orange color block into your melted wax.

 

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils NG Coconut Vanilla Type Fragrance OilBest Coconut Fragrance Oils NG Coconut Vanilla Type Fragrance Oil

Compare this popular fragrance oil by Natures Garden to the well known, name brand coconut vanilla. Our coconut vanilla fragrance begins with top notes of coconut, cream and sugar; followed by middle notes of rose and lily of the valley; with base notes of cedarwood and vanilla.

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils NG Coconut Vanilla Type Fragrance Oil Candle

This fragrance is great for scented candles. Since this aroma is a clean, vanilla and coconut blend, we think that this scent would do well in a naturally colored candle with no dyes.

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils NG Exotic Coconut Type Fragrance OilBest Coconut Fragrance Oils NG Exotic Coconut Type Fragrance Oil

This sexy tropical aroma is a great scent by Natures Garden! This fragrance begins with top notes of guava, pineapple and currants, followed by middle notes of toasted coconut and vanilla, and rounded-out with base notes of Tonka beans, sandalwood, and white musk.

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils NG Exotic Coconut Type Fragrance Oil Soap

The Exotic Coconut Fragrance Oil is a great choice for cold process soapers. There is no acceleration, no ricing, no separation, and a light beige discoloration. Also, the scent retention after cure is good. Check out the performance by watching our soaping video!

 

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils Pina Colada Fragrance OilBest Coconut Fragrance Oils Pina Colada Fragrance Oil

This tropical fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a sweet combination of refreshing pineapple and coconut that duplicates the aroma of a fresh Pina Colada on the beach.

 

 

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils Pina Colada Fragrance Oil SoapThis scent is perfect for creating cp soap! You will have no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation. There is slight discoloration, but it is only to a light toffee. Plus, the bars have good scent retention. See for yourself by clicking here!

 

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils Pina Colada Fragrance Oil CandleIf you create a candle with this sweet aroma, then we’d like to suggest a candle hue that pairs quite nicely. We’d use one drop of yellow liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax or melt a small amount of a yellow color block into your wax.

 

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils Tropical Blast Fragrance OilBest Coconut Fragrance Oils Tropical Blast Fragrance Oil

This tropical paradise fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a fresh island combination of pineapples, mango, papaya, coconut, and wild watermelon. This fragrance is A best seller and An NG original fragrance! So, this well loved scent is a one of a kind!

 

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils Tropical Blast Fragrance Oil Soap

This tropical aroma is perfect in cold process soaps.  There is no acceleration, no ricing, no separation, and a light butter discoloration. Overall, the scent retention is good. If you’d like to see this fragrance in action, then watch our Soap Testing Tropical Blast Fragrance Oil Video.

 

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils Tropical Blast Fragrance Oil Recipe

The Gummy Bear Soap Recipe is a cute and easy way to use this fruity fragrance. The recipe uses two types of melt and pour soap along with some FUN Soap Colorants to create a loaf of swirled gummy bear melt and pour soaps!

 

 

Best Coconut Fragrance Oils Tropical Blast Fragrance Oil CandleOur Tropical Blast Fragrance Oil is a wonderful room scent that is sweet and tropical. In candles, we recommend using this scent with either four drops of yellow and one drop of orange liquid candle dye or a small amount of shredded yellow and orange color blocks per four pounds of candle wax.

Apr
11

Melt and Pour Soap Kit


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Melt and Pour Soap Kit

Melt and Pour Soap KitThe Melt and Pour Soap Kit provides you with everything that you need to create two pounds worth of melt and pour soaps. Not only will you be able to create about sixteen individual bars of melt and pour soap, but this kit provides you with everything from the ingredients to the soap molds. So, making these soaps could not get any easier! Simply melt the soap base, add a few ingredients, and pour the soap into the molds. Plus, this Natures Garden kit comes with your choice of one of two soap bases. You also receive four different scents and two different soap dyes to use. So, you can make a couple of batches of soap that are the color and scent you’d prefer. Overall, this kit is a great choice for a beginner soap maker or someone looking for a simple and fun craft to make.

Melt and Pour Soap Kit Ingredients Included

Complete Step by Step Soap Making Instructions

2 pounds of Melt and Pour Soap Base (you can choose one of two types)
Goat’s Milk Melt and Pour Soap Base
Diamond Clear Soap Melt and Pour Soap Base

Four 1 oz Samples of Fragrance Oils (currently the fragrances listed below)
Sweet Pea Fragrance Oil
Best Friends Fragrance Oil
Oatmeal Milk and Honey Fragrance Oil
Lavender Flowers Fragrance Oil

Two Liquid Soap Dyes (Currently the two listed below)
Da Bomb Soap Dye Blue
Da Bomb Soap Dye Red

Two Soap Molds (Currently the two listed below)
Oval Decorative Soap Mold
Heart with Angels Soap Mold

Melt and Pour Soap Kit Other Ingredients and Equipment Needed

Pyrex Glass Measuring Cup
Microwave
Refrigerator (optional)
Pam Cooking Spray (optional)
Tablespoon
Stainless Steel Mixing Spoon
Rubbing Alcohol

Melt and Pour Soap Kit Clean and Sanitize

Before you start your project make sure that you are truly prepared. First fill a bullet bottle with rubbing alcohol and place a fine mist sprayer on top. Then, not only should you sanitize your work space, but you should retrieve and clean your equipment. The creation of this kit will require a clean counter space and an available microwave. Also, collecting the equipment needed to complete the project will help the process go smoother. Since everything will be within an arm’s reach, you won’t need to spend time and energy to locate certain tools to finish. Plus, pausing part way through may cause your soap to cool before it is time to pour into the molds. So, preparing ahead of time can save you time and prevent you from messing up your creation.

Melt and Pour Soap Kit Preparing and Melting Your Soap Base

Melt and Pour Soap Kit Preparing and Melting Your Soap BaseFirst, you are going to want to prepare your provided soap base. Since melt and pour soap has already undergone the saponification process, all you’re are going to need to do is melt the soap. Also, our kit contains the Goats Milk Soap Base. However, you can choose the clear soap base if you’d like, the process is going to be the same either way. So, cut your slab of soap in half, which will be about a single pound of soap. Then, cut your soap into smaller chunks to fit the soap into your glass measuring cup. After, you will place your filled measuring cup in the microwave for a minute. If the soap is not entirely melted after a minute, then heat the soap again in 30 second intervals until the soap base is entirely melted. You need to melt in intervals to avoid overheating the soap, as it could potentially boil.

Melt and Pour Soap Kit Scenting Your Melted Soap

Melt and Pour Soap Kit Scenting Your Melted SoapNext, remove your soap from the microwave. Then, you will want to choose one of your four fragrance oils to add to your melted soap. While we chose to use the Lavender Fragrance Oil, any of the scents will work perfectly. Now, measure out a single tablespoon of your preferred fragrance and mix it into the melted soap.

Melt and Pour Soap Kit Coloring Your Melted Soap

Melt and Pour Soap Kit Coloring Your Melted SoapAfter you add the fragrance oil, it’s time for color.  You will need your Da Bomb Soap Dyes.  Then, you will want to add some of the liquid soap dye to the scented soap. While you can add either color you’d like, we chose to use two red and two blue to create a light pastel purple shade for our soap.  Add your soap colorant and mix.

Melt and Pour Soap Kit Pouring Your Melted Soap

Melt and Pour Soap Kit Pouring Your Melted SoapNow, you are going to pour your soap into the provided molds. While your melted soap is still hot, pour the soap into the molds. You should have enough melted to fill all the cavities in both molds. After your soaps set up you can create a second batch of soaps with the other half of your melt and pour soap slab. Additionally, you can spray a paper towel with Pam Cooking Spray then wipe inside each cavity of your mold before pouring your melted soap. This will make removing the hardened soap from the molds easier, but will not harm the soaps. Once you pour the melted soap into the molds spray any air bubbles you see with rubbing alcohol to release them.

Melt and Pour Soap Kit Finishing Your Soaps

Melt and Pour Soap Kit Finishing Your SoapsFinally, you are going to finish your melt and pour soaps. First, you will need to wait a half hour before moving your soap molds. Since the soap will be in a cooling process, moving the soaps could cause them to wrinkle or spill before they set up entirely. After this time passes, you can move the soap molds into the refrigerator for about an hour, or you can wait for them to setup naturally. Either way, allow the mp soap to finish the cooling process before removing your soap from the molds. Next, once the soap is setup, turn your mold upside down on a counter and press on the back of the soap cavity until your soap is released. Repeat the steps above with the remaining soap base. After, your soaps are complete and removed from the molds they are ready for immediate use!

Melt and Pour Soap Kit Other Ideas

If you are looking to kick your handmade soap up a notch, you can always use additives. You have many options when it comes to additives. My favorite is mica which can be dusted on your soap once they setup. This will give the soap a shimmering bling. Also, dried flowers like lavender or calendula can be added to the melted soap. Perhaps you want to add coffee grounds for exfoliation. These are just a few ways to make your soap stand out but the options really are endless. We hope that you enjoy the melt and pour soap kit. For other mp soap ideas, be sure to check out all of our free melt and pour soap recipes.

Feb
09

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe


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Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe

IMG_20170208_100059345-2Natures Garden’s Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe is a layered soap recipe.  This melt and pour soap project incorporates both activated charcoal powder and poppy seeds.  In addition, it has a beautiful sparkle to the top layer.  This was created by incorporating diamond dust mica pigment.  We used our diamond clear melt and pour soap along with Blackened Amethyst Fragrance Oil.  This soap not only looks beautiful, it also provides exfoliation with the addition of poppy seeds.  Finally, activated charcoal was added due to its detoxifying properties.

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Ingredients found at Natures Garden

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Activated Charcoal Powder
Poppy Seeds Whole
Blackened Amethyst Fragrance Oil
Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
Vegetable Glycerin
Small Tray Rectangle Mold – Mold Markets Mold
Cutter for Mitre Box
Natures Garden Apron
1 oz Black PET Bullet Bottles
20/410 Black Fine Mist Sprayers

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Other Supplies You Will Need

Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Measuring Spoon (1/8 teaspoon)
Rubbing Alcohol
Scale
Microwave

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Before You Begin

Prior to starting, we recommend wearing an apron, gloves, and a hair net.  Also, clean and sanitize your work station.  In addition, do the same with your mixing utensils and other supplies you will be using.  You will need to prepare a bottle of rubbing alcohol.  Fill your bullet bottle with rubbing alcohol and place a fine mist sprayer on top.  Make sure you have all of your supplies and equipment out and ready to begin.

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Prepare Your Colorant

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Prepare Your ColorantFirst, we will prepare our colorant.  The colorant will be used in the first layer of melt and pour soap.  For this step you will need a small mixing dish, a mixing spoon, your scale, activated charcoal, diamond dust mica pigment, 1/8 teaspoon measuring spoon, and finally your vegetable glycerin.  Now, make sure your scale is set to weight in grams.  In the small mixing bowl, add 1 gram of activated charcoal, 14 grams of vegetable glycerin, and just 1/8 teaspoon of your diamond dust mica pigment.  Lastly, mix them all together until you have a smooth consistency.

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Preparing the First Layer of Soap

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Preparing the First Layer of SoapOnce again you will need your scale.  Additionally, you will need the diamond clear melt and pour soap base, your Blackened Amethyst Fragrance Oil, a medium sizes bowl, a mixing spoon, your microwave, and the colorant you prepared in the previous step.  First, weigh out 517 grams of the clear soap base.  Next, use the microwave to melt the soap base.  You want to heat the base in 30 seconds bursts until it is melted.  Be careful not to over-heat it.  You only need to get the soap to a liquid state.

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Preparing the First Layer of Soap

 

 

Once your clear base is melted, add 26 grams of Blackened Amethyst Fragrance Oil.  Then, add the activated charcoal soap colorant you prepared.  Finally stir the base to completely mix the fragrance and color throughout the melted soap.

 

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Pouring the First Layer of Soap

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Pouring the First Layer of SoapNext, you will need your bottle of rubbing alcohol, your melted soap base, and your small rectangle tray soap mold.  Now, pour the melted soap into the mold.  You will want to pour slowly, avoiding the edges of the mold.  I always find it easier to pour in the center to avoid splashing the edges of the mold.  This is important because it is a layered mp soap.  If you get the charcoal soap along the edges of the mold, it will show up on the edges of the next layer.  Once the soap is setup, you will be able to see the dark soap on the clear layer.  When you are finished pouring your melted soap, spray it with rubbing alcohol.  Rubbing alcohol will release any air bubbles in the soap.  Finally, allow the soap to setup completely before moving to the next step.

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Preparing and Pouring the Second Layer of Soap

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Preparing and Pouring the Second Layer of Soap

The next layer will be a completely clear layer of soap.  However, we chose to add poppy seeds to this layer.  Not only does it look awesome, it also acts as an exfoliant.  So, for this step you will need your mold containing the soap, poppy seeds, clear melt and pour soap, your scale, microwave, and rubbing alcohol.  First, you will need about 7 grams of poppy seeds.  Then, to soap setup in the mold, spread a thin layer of poppy seeds.  You will want to make sure the poppy seeds are evenly dispersed throughout the mold.

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Preparing and Pouring the Second Layer of Soap

 

Then, weigh out and melt 258 grams of your clear soap base.  Once melted spray you previous, setup layer, with rubbing alcohol.  Your rubbing alcohol not only helps release air bubbles, it will also help the soap adhere to the previous layer.  Once you have sprayed your soap, go ahead and pour the melted clear soap right on top.  Finally, spray the soap with rubbing alcohol to release any air bubbles.  Then, let the mp soap setup completely before moving on.  You will notice some of your poppy seeds will stay in between the layers of the soap, and some will float and disperse throughout your clear layer.

I would also like to point out one final thing.  You will notice we chose not to scent this soap layer.  When working with a clear soap base, some fragrance oils can cloud the base.  We did not want to risk obstructing the visual effect of the poppy seed.  So, we chose to leave it unscented.  However, our final soap still has a nice strong blackened amethyst aroma.

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Cutting the Soap

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe Cutting the SoapIn this step you will need your setup soap and a mitre box cutter.  First, flip your mold containing the soap over on a table.  Then, press gently on the bottom of your rectangle soap mold.  Your soap should come out of the mold without any trouble.  Now, notice the lines in your soap?  These lines make cutting the soap a breeze.  Simply use the soap cutter to cut along the lines.  Once your soap is cut, you will have fifteen 2 ounce bars of activated charcoal soap.

We hope that you like this shimmering activated charcoal soap recipe.  For even more fragrance fun check out even more candle, soap, and cosmetic recipes and classes available from Natures Garden Soap Making Supplies at this link.  Also, be sure to tag us on Instagram and Twitter @ngscents showing us what you’ve created!  You can also post picture on our Facebook page!  We just love seeing what our customers have created!

 

Oct
18

NG Baby Powder Fabuloso Type Fragrance Oil


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NG Baby Powder Fabuloso Type Fragrance Oil NG Baby Powder Fabuloso Type Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

NG Baby Powder Fabuloso Type Fragrance Oil is a fresh powder scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is a delicate blend of florals, powder, and a few other notes that creates a perfectly innocent scent.

What Does NG Baby Powder Fabuloso Type Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

In this fragrance oil by Natures Garden, fresh citrus notes unfold to reveal an innocent floral bouquet in this soft floral scent. Blooming lilac, sweet jasmine, wild rose, and fresh lily balance with hints of spice for the fragrance signature. Fresh green accents boost the floralcy while a background of soft sandalwood adds a luxurious touch. Powdery sweet base notes carry the bouquet to a soft finish.

How Do Our Customers Use NG Baby Powder Fabuloso Type Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

Our customers can use this soft floral and powder fragrance oil to make all sorts of homemade creations, including scenting products. Potpourri and incense can both use a maximum of 50% for the formulation of these products. Other home scenting products that can use this fragrance oil are household cleaning products, which can use up to 5% of this scent. Also, aroma beads will retain a nice and strong scent for this fragrance oil.

Further, this fragrance oil can be used in the creation of wax products, such as candles or wax tarts. If these products use either vegetable waxes or paraffin wax, then they can use a maximum of 10% for this fragrance oil. Both Joy Wax and WOW Wax will use this scent perfectly in their products. Additionally, soy wax products that use this fragrance oil will have a nice and strong scent retained overall. If you are wanting to add colorant to your wax creations, then we would recommend using either one drop of blue liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax or shredded blue color blocks to obtain your desired shade of blue. While crayons may make appear to effectively color candles, they will clog candle wicks and be very ineffective.

How Do Our Customers Use NG Baby Powder Fabuloso Type Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Homemade bath and body products can be created with this sweet and innocent fragrance oil. Bath gels, bath oils, lotions, perfumes, melt and pour soaps, cold process soaps, and many other related bath and body products can include up to 5% of this fragrance oil in their recipes.

Additionally, cold process soap will include this scent very well according to our Cold Process Soap Testing Results. Not only will this scent have a variety of great qualities, but it has a perfect pour for this scent too! A batch that uses this fragrance oil will have no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. The final products for soap made with this baby fresh scent will retain the fabulous and strong scent and will not have any discoloration after cure. If you wish to add color to you soap or other bath and body creations, then we suggest using blue soap colorant in your preferred amounts to reach the best shade for this scent. Also, make sure to never add candle dyes to these products due to their being unsafe for the body.

Oct
18

Passion Fruit Fragrance Oil


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Passion Fruit Fragrance OilPassion Fruit Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Passion Fruit Fragrance Oil is a tropical fruit scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is a mixture of sweet fruit scents with floral notes and a sweet musk base that is certainly worthy of being a best selling fragrance! For some, this fragrance has been so popular, they decided to mix it with others to create their own custom blend. One of our wonderful customers reviewing Passion Fruit Fragrance Oil has said, “This fragrance one of my most popular candles that I sell many of my customers really enjoy this fragrance so I expanded the use and now blend this with another fragrance and it seems to work extremely well!”

What Does Passion Fruit Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a tropical blend of peaches, strawberries, pineapple, orange and coconut with slight floral undertones and a smooth musky vanilla background. A Best Seller!

How Do Our Customers Use Passion Fruit Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Natures Garden customers can include our passion fruit scent in all kinds of their bath and body products. Some of these products include homemade bath gels, bath oils, lotions, and perfumes. All of these bath and body creations can use a maximum concentration of 5% of this fruity fragrance oil. When choosing a color, we suggest using burgundy soap colorant and purple liquid soap dye. Use the amounts that you feel represent the fragrance. However, when using other colorants, remember candle dyes should not be used.

Passion Fruit Fragrance Oil Cold Process Soap DiscolorationWe have learned from our Cold Process Soap Testing Results that this sweet musk scent will perform very well. We recommend a maximum of 5% Passion Fruit Fragrance Oil concentration. Your cold process soap batch that uses this best selling fragrance oil will have no acceleration. Additionally, we found no ricing, and no separation. Also, the final soap products will retain a good scent after cure. The finished soap did show some discoloration. They discolored to a light brown.  This could be partially because of the 1% vanillin  content.  Vanilla White Color Stabilizer can help lessen the discoloration.  You should note though, there are more than 40 ingredients in fragrance oils that can cause bath and body products to discolor. Additionally, Passion Fragrance Oil also does well in melt and pour soap bases and hp soap recipes.

How Do Our Customers Use Passion Fruit Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

Some of our customers use this sweet and fruity fragrance oil to make homemade room scenting recipes. Creations like potpourri or incense can each include a maximum of 50% Passion Fruit Fragrance Oil. Your cleaning products can be scented with this best selling fruit scent at a rate of 5%. Also, this sweet scent will remain nice and strong in your aroma bead recipes.

Passion Fruit Fragrance Oil Candle Color SuggestionFurther, many different kinds of candles, wax tarts, or various wax creations can successfully use this fragrance. Both Natures Garden pillar waxes and container waxes can include 10% Passion Fruit Fragrance Oil. Our testing has shown great scent throw with both our container waxes, pillar waxes, and natural soy waxes. When coloring these products, our recommendation is four drops of burgundy liquid candle dye along with a tiny bit of purple liquid candle dye. Alternatively, you could use a small amount of shredded burgundy and purple color blocks in your melted wax. Just don’t use crayons as a substitute for coloring your candles, as they have been known to clog wicks.

We hope that you enjoy this fragrance oil in your products as so many others have been already!

Oct
17

Pretty Kitty Fragrance Oil


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Pretty Kitty Fragrance OilPretty Kitty Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Pretty Kitty Fragrance Oil is a pet scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is a great fruity scent with floral notes that is perfect for creating all sorts of bath and body products for your pets! We believe that this scent is the perfect aroma for kittens and cats alike. We hope that you enjoy this fragrance in your products and your little companions don’t dislike their bath time too much.

What Does Pretty Kitty Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Introducing….Natures Garden’s Pet Fragrance Oils!  To our knowledge, we are the first and only supplier to carry an entire line of fragrances designed especially for your furry friends!  Deborah’s kitty, Mocha, is not so fond of baths, but she has given this fragrance her Paw of Approval!   We are sure that your loving, adorable companions will be equally satisfied.  By the way, all of these fragrances can be used in human products too.  Who knows, maybe you and your pet can wear the same fragrance!

Pretty Kitty Fragrance Oil:  An invigorating blend of island fresh kiwi, ripe strawberry, sun-kissed peach, Anjou pear and spring flowers that is sure to please even the fanciest of felines.

How Do Our Customers Use Pretty Kitty Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Products?

Our customers can make a few kinds of room scenting products with this fragrance oil. Both potpourri and incense can each include up to 50% of this fragrance oil in their recipes. Also, homemade cleaning products can use up to 5% of this fragrance oil in the formulation.

Additionally, Pretty Kitty Fragrance Oil is also now candle compatible.  Homemade candles can incorporate up to 10% of this scent.  We have found both Joy Wax and WOW Wax turn out beautifully with this pet friendly fragrance oil.  We have also found our natural soy wax and eco-friendly palm container and palm pillar waxes maintain a strong scent throw with this fragrance. Another option would be using this fragrance oil in gel wax.  Pretty Kitty Fragrance Oil is gel wax compatible.  When coloring your candles, we suggest using one drop burgundy candle dye.  Alternatively, you can shred a small amount of a burgundy color block.  Our recommendations are for a four pound batch.

How Do Our Customers Use Pretty Kitty Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Products?

Our customers who like to create bath and body products can include this pet friendly fragrance oil in their recipes. Bath gels, bath oils, perfumes, lotions, perfumes, soaps, scrubs, and can all be created with this scent.  These types of products can include up to 5% of this pet fragrance oil. Are you looking for a coloring suggestion for your bath and body products that include this scent? We suggest using burgundy soap dye in the amount that you would enjoy. However, you should not use candle dyes in body products, they will stain your skin.

Since soaps can be created with this fragrance, we will elaborate on how this fragrance oil will perform in cold process soaps. Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have revealed this scent to be an absolutely amazing choice for this method of soaping! A batch that contains this fragrance oil will have no separation, no acceleration, and no ricing. There will will not be any discoloration in the finished products and the bars will retain a very strong scent after cure. This fragrance can also be used in both melt and pour soap recipes and hot process soap recipes.

Oct
17

Peach Magnolia Raspberry Fragrance Oil


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Peach Magnolia Raspberry Fragrance OilPeach Magnolia Raspberry Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Peach Magnolia Raspberry Fragrance Oil is a fruit and floral scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is an amazing duo of sweet fruit and gorgeous florals. This fragrance oil is a hit among our customers. Whether they are using it in soaps, lotions, or candles, it sells well for them. One client stated, “I did a batch of CP soap in this fragrance, 3 color drop swirl. Very nice floral fruity fragrance. I smell more raspberry than peach. Stays strong in soap after cure. No acceleration or discoloration that I noticed (I tend to soap cool or room temp when using new fragrances). I also used in the Goat milk base lotion, very nice scent for Spring.”

What Does Peach Magnolia Raspberry Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is an absolutely succulent blend of  Lemon, Grapefruit, Peach Nectar, Raspberry, Pink Tulip, Soft Jasmine, Magnolia, Wild Honeysuckle, and Sheer Musk.

How Do Our Customers Use Peach Magnolia Raspberry Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

Homemade room scenting products can be made by our customers with this delicious fragrance oil. Potpourri and incense products can both be made with up to 50% of this fruity and floral scent. Also, you can scent your home by adding a maximum of up to 5% this sweet scent to your cleaning products. Also, aroma beads can be created with this fragrance and will retain a nice, strong scent.

Further, customers that enjoy crafting candles and wax melts. These types of products can include up to 10% of this scent. If you are trying to find a good color match for this fragrance oil, then we would like to suggest for you to use either two drops of orange liquid candle dye along with two drops of yellow liquid candle dye per every four pounds of wax that is used or a small amount of shredded orange and yellow color blocks into your melted wax. Just as long as you aren’t crayons as a substitute for coloring your candle products, as they have been known to clog wicks.

How Do Our Customers Use Peach Magnolia Raspberry Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Our customers can include this scrumptious, fruity fragrance oil in their homemade bath and body products. Bath gels, bath oils, lotions, scrubs, and perfumes, are only some of the great bath and body products that can include up to 5% of this fragrance oil. If you want to add soap dye to your bath and body products, then we would suggest that you use orange and yellow liquid soap dyes for this fragrance oil.  Just know that you should never use candle dyes in any of your body products. They will stain your skin.

Further, cold process soaps are one kind of soap that can be made successfully with this aroma. Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have shown that this fragrance oil is absolutely perfect for making soap. A batch of soap that uses this scent will have no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation. Also, the soaps will not have any discoloration and a strong scent will be retained. Additionally, both hot process soap recipes and melt and pour soap recipes can successfully incorporate this scent.

Peach Magnolia Raspberry Fragrance Oil Lotion RecipeIf you love our Peach Magnolia Raspberry Fragrance Oil, then we’re pretty sure you’re going to love our Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe, too! This scrumptious and super cute lotion is moisturizing and even naturally colored! The pink hue in this lotion is all due to the natural red pigment in the hibiscus flowers whole that we infused into the recipe.

Oct
09

Voodoo Love Fragrance Oil


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Voodoo Love Fragrance OilVoodoo Love Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Voodoo Love Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a unique blend of notes that will have you entranced!  Fall deeply in love with this fragrance as the fresh floral blend rests in your mind.  Your customers will be coming back for more, as Voodoo Love is simply irresistible.  A valued customer fell under the spell of this scent, and writes “I make and sell Soy Candles from home. when i first got Voodoo love in the 1oz size, I wasn’t sure how it would really smell compared to the description of the scent. The description is 100% accurate, and I absolutely love this scent. I started out making a candle for myself with voodoo love, and I’ve since purchased MORE of the scent oil three times, all the way up to a 16oz bottle, customers are loving the scent also. I love that its a soft but sweet scent.”

What Does Voodoo Love Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Voodoo Love Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a fresh floral blend of jasmine and lily of the valley.  These powerful floral notes are complimented by a strong base of coconut.

How Do Our Customers Use Voodoo Love Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Voodoo Love Fragrance Oil is a spellbinding aroma when used in bath and body products!  Gels and bath oils perform nicely when the maximum recommendation of 5% fragrance oil is added. Grow your entire scented product line with this mystifying scent!  Handmade perfumes perform well with this fragrance when a maximum of 5% fragrance oil is used.  Homemade lotions can be created using this scent.  We recommend lotion recipes use no more than 5% fragrance oil.  Homemade cleaning recipes can also be created using a maximum of 5%.

Soap crafters can use 5% fragrance oil in hot process soap and melt and pour soap recipes.  Unfortunately, this fragrance does not cooperate with cold process soapmaking.  With most of our fragrances, we try to share our controlled results of a test batch of CP soap, but our testing has led us to recommend not using this scent in CP soap.  We do have an extensive collection of melt and pour soap projects, all of which would work well with this scent!    Remember not to use candle dye in any of your bath and body products as they are not body safe.

How Do Our Customers Use Voodoo Love Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

Voodoo Love Fragrance Oil can be used to create mystifying rooms scents!  Those creating homemade air fresheners can incorporate up to 50% of this fragrance oil in their projects.  You can use this shimmering scent in incense and smelly jelly recipes.  This fragrance oil was also found to create strongly scented aroma beads.  Candles and wax tarts can be made using up to 10% fragrance with vegetable and paraffin wax.  It does nicely in Joy Wax, Wow Wax, and even Pillar of Bliss.  If you wish to color your candles, we recommend using 4 drops of blue liquid candle dye.  You can also shred a small amount of blue color blocks into your melted wax.  Do not use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.