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Mar
09

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe


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St Patricks Day Soap RecipeSt Patricks Day Soap Recipe

March 17th is right around the corner.  So, Natures Garden created this St Patricks Day soap recipe for this occasion. For one day everything will turn green in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. From foods to rivers to people, a green sea will take over our streets for the day. The history of St. Patrick’s Day might surprise some though.  St Patrick Day didn’t begin as a day to eat, drink, and party. In 1631, the Catholic Church named the day an official Feast Day for St. Patrick.  St. Patrick was the patron saint of Ireland. It was a day of religious observation.  Read more about Saint Patrick and his life here.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap Base
Apple Happy Camper Candy Fragrance Oil
Vegetable Glycerin
Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
Silicone 6 Cavity Muffin Mold
Square Loaf Mold Market Mold
Basic Square Mold Market Mold
Natures Garden Soap Apron
4 oz Clear Bullet Bottle
Black Fine Mist Sprayer 20/410
Diamond Dust Mica Pigment

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment Needed

9″ x 13″ Cake Pan
Skewer
Scale
Knife
Cutting Board
Mixing Bowls
Microwave Oven
Mixing Spoons

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Apple Happy Camper Fragrance Oil

n NG original scent!  Tempt your taste buds with the aroma of tangy yet sweet green apple goodness that will remind you of the sour green apple candy you enjoyed during childhood.

Top Notes: Tart Green Apple, Pineapple, Peach
Middle Notes: Juicy Pear, Nectarine, Strawberry
Base Notes: Banana, Apple Blossoms, Vanilla Bean

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for the Tops of the Hats

500 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base
25 grams Apple Happy Camper Fragrance Oil
3 grams Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
20 grams Vegetable Glycerin
10 grams Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for the Brims of the Hats

900 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
45 grams Apple Happy Camper Fragrance Oil
6 grams Diamond Dust Mica
130 grams Vegetable Glycerin
20 grams Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Weigh Prepare Your Shimmering Green Colorant for the Silicone Mold

Before we begin, we will prepare our shimmering green soap colorant.  In a small bowl, weigh out 6 grams of Diamond Dust Mica Pigment.  Then, add about 40 grams of vegetable glycerin.  Mix everything together until it is smooth and clump free.

Next, in the same bowl, add 15 grams of Natures Garden’s Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant.  Again, mix to incorporate all of the ingredients.  Continue to mix until everything is mixed evenly.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Weigh Out the Soap for the Silicone Mold

First, weigh out the portion of the soap that will be added to the silicone muffin mold.  You will need to begin by cutting and weighing out 500 grams of Natures Garden Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  Then, you will melt the soap base using a microwave oven.  You want to melt your soap in 30-second intervals, until the soap base is in a liquid state.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Adding the Apple Happy Camper Fragrance Oil

Now, we will be adding the Apple Happy Camper Fragrance Oil.  So, to the bowl containing the melted soap, add 50 grams of the Apple Happy Camper Fragrance Oil.  Then, mix until the apple fragrance oil is completely mixed.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Adding the Shimmering Green Colorant

Finally, we will be adding our green soap colorant.  So, while your soap is still fluid, add the green colorant you prepared.  Then, once again, mix to incorporate the colorant.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Pouring the Soap into the Mold

Now, pour your melted soap into the molds.  You will need to pour it into the silicone muffin mold.  You will need to create a total of 6 bases.  So, pour the melted soap into 6 cavities and allow them to setup.  Remove them from the mold.  Set them aside for now, we will come back to them.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Prepare Green Colorant for the Cake Pan

Before preparing the remaining soap, we will prepare our green colorant for the soap that will be added to the cake pan.  So, in a small bowl, add 6 grams of the diamond dust mica.  Then, add about 40 grams of the vegetable glycerin.  Mix well to create a smooth paste like consistency.  Then, add about 20 grams of the neon green colorant.  Again, mix to incorporate the colorant.  Set this colorant aside for a bit, we will come back to it.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Prepare the Soap for the Cake Pan

Next, we will prepare the soap for the cake pan.  We will pour this portion of the soap in a pan, then, later cut the soap into circles.  So, weigh out 900 grams of Natures Garden’s Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  Then, melt the soap in the microwave.  Again, melt the soap in 30-second interval.

Once the clear soap base is melted, pour about 3/4 of the soap into the pan.  Spray the soap with rubbing alcohol to release any air bubbles.  Allow your soap to setup.  Set the remaining soap aside, we will come back to it.

 

 

Now, we will be adding the remaining soap to the cake pan.  So, go ahead and remelt the remaining green soap.  Use caution, you do not want the soap to get too hot.  You really need it to simply be in a fluid state.  It is extremely important that it is not too hot, we do not want it to melt the previous layer.  So, once your soap is remelted, spray the soap in the pan with rubbing alcohol.  Then, pour the melted soap directly on top of the soap in the pan that has already setup.  Once again, spray the soap with rubbing alcohol and quickly move to the next step.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Add the Tops of the Hats

Now, we will add the tops of the hats.  We will add these to the pan containing the soap that we just poured.  While your final layer of soap is still fluid, place the six muffin bases into the pan.  You want the largest part of the muffin to set into the soap in the pan.  Place all six in the pan.  Space them evenly throughout the pan.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Cutting Out the Hats

Now, we will begin cutting out the hats.  First, slowly and carefully, remove the soap from the pan. You will notice that you have a solid sheet with the tops of hats sticking out.  I would like to note, you will have some excess soap once you cut your hats out.  You can simply remelt the extra soap and pour it into a mold of your choosing.

Then, use a knife or wooden skewer to cut a circle, creating the brim around each hat.  You will want your circle to be approximately 4 inches in diameter.  You will want to do this with all six of your hats.  Then, remove your soaps from the sheet.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Creating the Black Bands

Next, we will be creating the black bands for each hat.  We will create a total of six bands.  They will need to be about 1/4″ wide and about 8 inches in length.  So, begin by weighing out the soap.  In a small mixing bowl, weigh out 70 grams of Natures Garden’s Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  Then, melt the soap in the microwave.  Again, melt the soap in 30-second intervals until the soap is in a liquid state.  Then, add three drops of the black oxide FUN Soap Colorant.  Mix to incorporate the colorant.  Finally, add 3 grams of the Apple Happy Camper Fragrance Oil and 3 grams of vegetable glycerin.  Stir, once again, to incorporate the fragrance oil before pouring it into the silicone 4 loaf mold.  However, keep about 15 grams of soap in your bowl, you will remelt it later and use it as a “glue” to adhere your bands to your hats.

Allow the soap to setup before removing it from the mold.  Once you have removed the soap from the mold, slice the soap into 1/4″ strips.  Place the soap in front of you vertically.  Then, slice them vertically as well.  You want the strips to be about 8″ long.  You can then trim off the extra later when you are adding them to the hat.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Add the Black Bands to Your Hat

Now, you will wrap the soap around the hat, using the leftover black soap to help adhere the bands.  First, spray the green hat with rubbing alcohol.  Then, wrap a black band around each hat.  If necessary, trim any excess black soap.  You will want to hold the bands in place for about 30 seconds each to give them time to adhere to the hats.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Create the Gold Buckles

Lastly, we will create the gold buckles.  First, you will need to weigh out 20 grams of Natures Garden’s Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap Base.  Then, melt it in the microwave.  Next, add 10 drops of the neon yellow soap colorant.  Stir to incorporate the colorant.  Then, add 1 gram of the Apple Happy Candy Fragrance Oil.  Again, mix the ingredients together.  Finally, pour the soap into one cavity of the basic square mold.  You will only be creating a thin layer of yellow soap. Leave a few grams of yellow soap in your bowl for later, we will use it to help adhere the buckles to our hats. Once you have poured your yellow soap into the mold, spray the soap with rubbing alcohol.  Then, allow it setup.

Remove the soap from the mold.  Slice the soap into six small squares.  You want all six squares to be about the same size.  Now, each square will need a square hole in the middle.  I used the pointed end of a wooden skewer to create the holes.  You want to make you square look like a buckle.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Add the Gold Buckles to Your Hats

Once you have prepared your buckles, adhere them to your hats.  You want to place them right on top of the black bans.  You will use the same method to place the buckles as you did when placing the bands.  I placed mine in the area where the two ends of the black bands met.  This allowed me to hide that line.  Once you have adhered your buckles, your soap is ready to use!

We hope that you have enjoyed this St Patricks Day soap recipe.  For even more fragrance fun, be sure to check out our recipe box.  You will find both recipes and classes on candle making, soap making, and cosmetic making in this section of our website.  So, whether you are looking for creative ideas to expand your product line or new to soap, candle, and cosmetic making, you are sure to find what you are looking for.

We would love to see what you have been working on.  Be sure to show us your creations.  You can find us on both Instagram or Twitter @ngscents.  Of course, you can always post your creations on our Facebook page.

Nov
21

Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe


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Mistletoe-CP-Soap-RecipeMistletoe CP Soap Recipe

Our next cold process soap recipe will show you how to create mistletoe inspired soap.  We have made a Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe using Natures Garden Mistletoe and Ivy Fragrance Oil.  I mean who doesn’t like getting caught under the mistletoe.  With the holidays right around the corner, we thought it would be a fun addition to our free craft recipes.  Before we get started, make sure you have reviewed our Cold Process Soap 101 class and our Soap Making Safety class if you have not made cp soap before.

Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe Ingredients from Natures GardenMistletoe CP Soap Recipe Ingredients from Natures Garden

Lye
COCONUT Oil-76
GRAPESEED Oil- 16 oz.
APRICOT KERNEL Oil- 16 oz.
MANGO BUTTER
CASTOR Oil- 16 oz.
FRACTIONATED COCONUT Oil
FUN Soap Colorant Lime Green
FUN Soap Colorant Tomato Red
Mistletoe and Ivy Fragrance Oil

FUN Soap Colorant Kelly Green
Cutter for Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
Safety GLOVES for Soap Making- 1 pair
Square Loaf Mold
Safety MASK for Soap Making- 2 count

THERMOMETER

Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe Other Ingredients and Things Needed

Scale
Water
Mixing Bowls
Spatula
Stick Blender
Decorating Bottle

Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe Preparing the Lye Solution and OilsMistletoe CP Soap Recipe Prepare Your Lye Solution

Weigh out 517 grams of distilled water.  Slowly add 199 grams of lye.  Stir until the lye is dissolved.  Allow your lye to cool to room temperature.  While you are waiting for your lye to cool, weigh out and melt your oils.

Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe Prepare Your Oils

You will need 136 grams apricot oil, 109 grams coconut oil 76, 299 grams grapeseed oil, 476 grams mango butter, 109 castor oil, and 231 grams fractionated coconut oil.  Allow the oils to cool to room temperature.  While you are waiting for the temperatures to come down prepare your colorants.

Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe Prepare Your FUN Soap ColorantsMistletoe CP Soap Recipe Prepare Your FUN Soap Colorants

You will need three small bowls.  To one bowl add 10 grams Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant.  Add 12 grams Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant.  In the third bowl add 6 drops of the red Soap Colorant.  Also, get your square loaf mold out and ready.

 

Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe Mixing Oils and LyeMistletoe CP Soap Recipe Pouring the Soap

Once both your oils and lye solution get down to room temperature, add your oils to your lye water.  Stick blend to emulsify.  Then, add 84 grams of Mistletoe and Ivy Fragrance Oil.  Again, stick blend your batter to incorporate the Mistletoe and Ivy Fragrance Oil.

 

Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe Separating the BatterNext, divide your soap batter.  Pour 200 grams of your soap batter into each of the bowls containing green soap colorant.  Use the stick blender to mix the color into the soap.  For the red portion, you will only need about 15 grams of soap batter.  You will also need to mix the color in by hand.  Once colored, place the batter into a decorating bottle.

 

 

Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe Pouring the Green Soap
The uncolored portion of the soap batter can be poured into your mold at a light trace.  Now, begin with the darker green soap batter.  Pour a line of dark down the center of your mold. You want to pour it down the longer length of the mold.  Then, pour the lighter green right on top of the darker green.  Now pour another layer of each color using the same method.

 

 

Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe Swirling the LeavesMistletoe CP Soap Recipe Swirling the Leaves and Adding Berries

The green portion of the soap is meant to resemble leaves.  You will see the two green colors you poured will rest on the top of the loaf.  You will use your wooden skewer to swirl the two colors.  Place your skewer in one corner of the mold.  Then, move the skewer in an “S” motion until you get to the other side of the mold.

 

 

Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe Adding BerriesFinally,  we will be using the red soap batter to place dots resembling berries.  Using the decorating bottle filled with the red batter add dots to the top of the soap.  You will want to place them either on top of the green soap, or close to them.  Also, keep in mind you will be slicing your loaf.  You may want to pay attention to where you place them.  This way you aren’t slicing right through the middle of a bundle of berries.

Once your soap has set up, after about 24 hours, remove the mistletoe soap from the mold.  Lastly, once it is firm enough, slice it.  Of course, you will want to let it cure before using it.

Oct
19

NG Magnolia Orange Blossom Type Fragrance Oil


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NG Magnolia Orange Blossom Type Fragrance OilNG Magnolia Orange Blossom Type Fragrance OilFragrance Oil Spotlight

Few fragrances are as versatile as NG Magnolia Orange Blossom Type Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden.  Wrapped up in a clean combination of florals and fruits, this scent goes quite a long way!  The scent is reminiscent of a popular fabric softener, so it is a wonderful choice for body sprays and sprays made with Odor Eliminator base.  It’s also a wonderful choice for room scents and bath and body products, as the lush blend of fruits and floral notes weaves a delicate spa-like scent.  No matter how you use this fragrance, the delicate, bright accord of NG Magnolia and Orange Blossom Type Fragrance Oil is sure to please!

What Does NG Magnolia Orange Blossom Type Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

NG Magnolia and Orange Blossom Type Fragrance Oil is a fresh, enticing medley of magnolia and African violets, resting on bright notes of sweet orange blossoms, apple slices, and red grapes.  This beautiful combination of fragrances notes blends to create a scent reminiscent of a popular fabric softener.

How Do Our Customers Use NG Magnolia Orange Blossom Type Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

This dynamic, refreshing scent is perfect for creating a bright room atmosphere!  Room scenting recipes can incorporate this fragrance oil up to 50%. This includes air freshener recipes such as liquid potpourri air fresheners and room sprays.  This exceptionally clean scent also performs exceptionally in aroma beads.

NG Magnolia Orange Blossom Fragrance Oil Candle Color SuggestionHomemade wax melts and candles made from vegetable or paraffin wax will display a wonderful aroma in your home.  We recommend using up to 10% of this scent in your total recipe.  This fragrance oil performs perfectly in Joy Wax, Pillar of Bliss Wax, and Wow Wax.  It will also perform well in soy wax.  If you want to add a little color to your candles, we recommend 2 drops of orange candle dye and 2 drops yellow candle colorant. This is per four pounds of wax. Another option is to shred a small amount of a orange and yellow color blocks into your melted wax.  However, never use crayons to color your wax as they will clog your wick.

How Do Our Customers Use NG Magnolia Orange Blossom Type Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

NG Magnolia Orange Blossom Type Fragrance Oil Cold Process SoapSweep yourself away with a spa-like, relaxing bath product line.  Bath gels, bath bombs, and bath oils were found to be nice and strong with up to 5% of this spa fragrance oil added.  Homemade soap makers can use up to 5% in cold process soaps or melt and pour soap recipes.  Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have shown that soaps that incorporate this fragrance experience slight acceleration, so soap at room temperature.  There was no ricing and no separation.  Cured soap did not discolor and had a very strong scent.  If you wish to color your bath and body products, you may use orange soap dye and yellow soap colorant in the amount of your liking!  Do not use candle dye to color your bath and body products as they are not body safe.

This uplifting scent can be used to create a wide variety of vibrant products!  Add an exuberant freshness to your body scent lines by incorporating up to 5% in your perfume and body spray recipes!  Customers also make their own lotions and household cleaning products. You can use up to 5% Magnolia Orange Blossom Fragrance Oil in your recipes.

NG Magnolia and Orange Blossom Type Fragrance Oil CP SoapFinally, this is undoubtedly a fun fragrance to use in your many projects.  If you’re looking for a good way to get started with this scent, check out our Column Swirl Cold Process Soap Recipe.  If you’re looking to change gears and try something a little different, also give our Heavy Duty Laundry Soap recipe a shot! Give both of them a try today!  Let us know how they turn out!

Aug
30

Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance Oil


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Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance OilWintery Candy Apple Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance Oil is a complex fruit scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is a blend of fun fruity homemade candy apples with cinnamon, neroli, musk, and a few earthy aromas that take this fragrance oil from a simple and sweet scent to a perfect winter scent that still maintains delicious and sweet fruity notes. Many of our customers have enjoyed this scent already and we hope that you will as well!

What Does Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a fun fragrance that begins with top notes of crispy apple, pineapple, and zests of orange; followed by middle notes of neroli and cinnamon;  embodied with base notes of sandalwood, fresh musk, bamboo, and patchouli.

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

Room scents air freshener recipes can be created with this sweet winter fragrance oil. First of all, you can make homemade potpourri and make natural incense with up to 50% of this aroma. Homemade household cleaners can use up to 5% of this fruity fragrance oil. Fragrance beads can successfully include this seasonal fragrance oil.  Additionally, strongly scented aroma bead ornaments and smelly jelly crystal recipes can be created.

This apple scent can be used to create the most fragrant candles. Utilize both Wow wax and Joy wax for wonderfully scented homemade candles. Scented soy candles can be created with this winter fragrance oil. Also, both palm pillar wax and Pillar of Bliss can be used in pillar and wax melt recipes.  If you would like to use our coloring suggestion, then use either six drops of red liquid candle dye or a small amount of a shredded red color block per 4 pounds of wax. You can use a different coloring method as long as you avoid using crayons as they clog wicks.

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

Natural bath and body products can include this wonderful, winter time fragrance oil. Scented bath oils, bath gels, bath bombs, and other homemade bath and body recipes can be scented with no more than 5% of this fragrance oil. Also, this candy scent can be added to scented lotions, massage oils, and body butters using up to 5% fragrance.

Natures Garden’s Cold Process Soap Testing Results for this complex fruit fragrance oil have shown to be great for this method of creating soap from scratch. Soap batches that use this scent will have no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation. Further, the aroma has shown to remain strong after the curing process and the bars will discolor to a tan hue. We would suggest using your preferred amount of red liquid soap dye in you bath and body products. Just remember that candles can’t be used if you want to try a different coloring method.

Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance Oil Soap RecipeLastly, if you’re looking for a creative melt and pour soap recipe that both looks and smells delicious, then you are going to want to check out our Candied Apple Soap Recipe! This fairly simple soap recipe is adorable and perfect for our Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance Oil. Whether it’s actually winter or not, these delightful candy apple soaps are sure to be a hit!