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May
23

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe


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Pistachio Soap Making RecipePistachio Soap Making Recipe

If  you are looking for some fun soap-making ideas, then check out the Pistachio Soap Making Recipe by Natures Garden! Melt and pour soap is a fun way to create all kinds of unique soaps. Plus, melt and pour soaps are often easier to create compared to cold process soap recipes. This is because MP soap base is already made and the lye has completely reacted. The only thing you have to worry about is coming up with fun, unique melt and pour soap ideas. You can find recipes like this and other melt and pour soap recipes we’ve made to help you get inspired to create your own recipes as well as have some fun with melt-and-pour soap!

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Ingredients Available from Natures Garden

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
Pistachio Pudding Cake Fragrance Oil
Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Whipped Soap Base
Basic Square Mold Market Mold
Vegetable Glycerin
Orange Peel Cut and Sifted
Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
8 oz.  Clear Bullet Bottle
24/410 White Fine Mist Sprayer

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment

Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Rubbing Alcohol
Hand Mixer
Knife
Cutting Board
Microwave
Scale

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Sanitize and Prepare

Before you begin creating your soap, you will want to make sure that your equipment and work space are ready. So, clean off and sanitize a table or counter top that you can work on. Also, make sure that your equipment, including your microwave, is clean and ready to use. Another important preparation of Melt and Pour Soap is getting the spray bottle of rubbing alcohol ready to use. Finally, we would suggest that you wear gloves, protective clothing, and a hair net while preparing this recipe.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Graham Cracker Crust LayerPistachio Soap Making Recipe: Graham Cracker Crust Layer

First, we are going to create the Graham Cracker Crust Layer for our melt and pour soap. This will be the first layer that we will pour and it will be the bottom layer of our pistachio pudding soap. Also, you will want to get your soap mold ready before we begin melting this first layer. This way your soap won’t set up before you can get the mold ready.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Crust Layer’s Weights and Amounts

93 grams Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
4 grams Pistachio Pudding Cake Fragrance Oil
4 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
6 drops Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
2 drops Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Melting the Ingredients

Now, you are going to need to weigh the 95 grams of cocoa butter melt and pour soap base. Once you have your soap ready, you are going to use the microwave to melt you soap using 30 second intervals. You will need to check and stir to ensure that your soap doesn’t boil. Once your soap is in a liquid state you are ready to move on to the next step.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Adding the Fragrance Oil

After your soap has melted you are going to add the scented oil. So, weigh and mix in the 4 grams of Pistachio Pudding Cake Fragrance Oil. Also, you will need to add 4 grams of the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. This is because the fragrance oil may cause some discoloration in your soaps. So, we will use some color stabilizer to make sure that our soap stays looking bright and scrumptious. Once they are both added you will need to mix until they are fully incorporated.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Finishing the First LayerPistachio Soap Making Recipe: Finishing the First Layer

Next, we are going to add the FUN Soap Colorants to the melted soap. For this layer you are going to need 6 drops of the Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant and 2 drops of the Brown Soap Colorant to create the perfect graham cracker crust color. Once these pigments are fully mixed, then you are ready to pour this layer into the square soap mold. Also, remember to spray with rubbing alcohol after this layer has been poured. Once the crust layer has completely set up you are ready to work on creating the next layer.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: White Cream Cheese Layer

The Cream Cheese Layer is going to be the second portion you will need to create and pour. While this layer won’t have any color added, the rest of this layer will the same as the bottom crust layer. So, this next layer will be the same size and scent as the previous layer we created.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: White Layer’s Weights and Amounts

93 grams Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
4 grams Pistachio Pudding Cake Fragrance Oil
4 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Melting Your Soap

Next, you are going to heat the 93 grams of melt and pour soap. Again, you will want to use the microwave in 30 second intervals. Remember to mix your melting soap, which will help prevent boiling. After your soap base is melted, you are ready to add the scent and color stabilizer.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Scenting Your SoapPistachio Soap Making Recipe: Scenting Your Soap

Now that your soap is melted you are ready to add the fragrance oil! So, take 4 grams of the Pistachio Pudding Cake Fragrance Oil and stir it into your melted soap. Also, you will need to include 4 grams of the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to ensure that this layer stays uncolored. Otherwise, you could have some discoloration due to the Vanillin in this fragrance. Since this layer is meant to be a cream cheese color, it won’t look right if the fragrance discolors the soap.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Pouring the Soap

Then, you are going to pour the second layer into your square soap mold. Since you waited to mix this layer until the first layer has set up, you should be ready to pour this layer. First, lightly spray your crust layer with rubbing alcohol. This will help your layers stick to one another. Now you can pour this into the mold and lightly spray the top of this layer with rubbing alcohol to remove bubbles. Before moving on to the next step, allow this layer time to set up completely.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Green Pistachio LayerPistachio Soap Making Recipe: Green Pistachio Layer

Next, we are going to be creating the pistachio layer. This vivid green layer will be the same size as the other two layers, but it will be a different color and use a different kind of melt and pour soap base. But, this portion will be created using a similar process as before.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Green Layer’s Weights and Amounts

93 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
4 grams Pistachio Pudding Cake Fragrance Oil
4 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
2 drops Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Melting the Soap

Similarly, you are going to need to melt 93 grams of melt and pour soap. However, this layer will use Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap instead of the white soap base we have used before. This will provide a brighter appearance for the pistachio layer. Also, you will still need to melt this soap using 30 second intervals in the microwave and stirring between heating periods.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Adding the Fragrance OilPistachio Soap Making Recipe: Adding the Fragrance Oil

Next, we are going to be scenting the third layer of the dessert soap recipe. So, add 4 grams Pistachio Pudding Cake Fragrance Oil to your freshly melted soap. Also, we will need to include 4 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer because this fragrance oil has a slight discoloration. If we didn’t use a color stabilizer, then the soap may appear more dull or even slightly brown. While this wouldn’t hurt the cleanliness of the bar, it could make it look less like pistachio pudding.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Coloring and Pouring the Soap

Now you are going to be coloring your liquid soap. So, put two drops of the Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant into the soap. You will want to mix well to blend in the ingredients from the previous step. Once it looks like everything is evenly dispersed, you will need to pour this soap into your soap mold. Just remember to spray with rubbing alcohol before and after you pour this layer to make sure your layers stay together and to release air bubbles.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Whipped Topping LayerPistachio Soap Making Recipe: Whipped Topping Layer

Lastly, we are going to be creating and adding the topping to our pistachio pudding soap! This will include both the whipped cream fluffy and the toasted, sliced almonds. The whipped cream topping will be made with a whipped soap base. Also, we will use citrus peel herbs to stand in for the sliced almonds.

 

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Whipped Topping Layer’s Weights and Amounts

46 grams Whipped Soap Base
4 grams Pistachio Pudding Cake Fragrance Oil
46 grams Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Base
4 grams Vegetable Glycerin
4 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Scenting the Whipped Soap BasePistachio Soap Making Recipe: Scenting the Whipped Soap Base

First, you are going to need to measure 46 grams of the Whipped Soap Base into a large mixing bowl. Then, you will need to add in both 4 grams Pistachio Pudding Cake Fragrance Oil and 4 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Fluffing the Whipped Soap BasePistachio Soap Making Recipe: Fluffing the Whipped Soap Base

After the soap base has been scented, you are going to want to use a hand mixer to fluff your whipped soap base. This will serve to incorporate the scented oil, color stabilizer, and 4 grams Vegetable Glycerin to create a better texture for the top of your dessert soap. Once you mix everything together well, you can move on to the next step.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Adding the Melt and Pour SoapPistachio Soap Making Recipe: Adding the Melt and Pour Soap

Next, you are going to be adding the melt and pour soap base to your whipped soap. So, measure out 46 grams Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Base. Now you are going to need to melt your soap using 30 second intervals. Once your soap is melted, pour it all into your mixing bowl. After everything is in the bowl, use the hand mixer again to whip everything into a frosting consistency.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe:Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Frosting Your Pistachio Pudding

Now that your whipped topping is fluffy, you can add it to the tops of your soaps. We recommend that you work quickly because the soap is going to set up fast. First, quickly spray the tops of your soaps with rubbing alcohol. Then, take a spatula to spread the whipped soap frosting all over the tops of your bars.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Create and Sprinkle the Sliced AlmondsPistachio Soap Making Recipe: Create and Sprinkle the Sliced Almonds

Finally, you are read to sprinkle on the sliced almond topping. For this we are going to be using Orange Peel Cut and Sifted. as they look similar enough to the almonds on the pistachio pudding and look cute on the soaps. Now, your three soap bars are finished and as soon as your soaps set up you are ready to remove from molds and use!

 

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: How to Make Pistachio Pudding

If this scrumptious dessert soap has made you hungry, then you may want to check out our inspiration for this scrumptious melt and pour soap recipe. The Midnight Baker’s recipe for Pistachio Lush is perfect for creating some yummy pistachio pudding! Plus, it inspired some pretty cute soaps! There are video instructions as well as written instructions. So, you can choose the format that suits you best or even use both.

Pistachio Soap Making Recipe: Reach Out to UsPistachio Soap Making Recipe: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you enjoyed both the pistachio pudding recipe and the soap that we were inspired to create! There are so many fun melt and pour soap ideas that you can get from looking at delicious food. If you enjoyed this recipe, then we would love to hear about it! An easy way to find us is on social media. We are on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents), and Instagram (@ngscents). Hope to hear from you soon and have fun with your melt and pour soap recipes!

Oct
09

Oils For Soap Making


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Oils For Soap MakingOils For Soap Making

There are quite a few different kinds of oils for soap making. Each type of cosmetic oil has different properties that can be used to create batches of soap with different qualities. The main qualities that these oils can provide for your soap are hardness, cleansing, conditioning, bubbly lather, and creamy lather. Whether you are in interested in creating a moisturizing bar of soap, extremely cleansing bar of soap, or want to create a different kind of soap there are a few things you will need to know, a bit about the oils you are using is just one of those things. So, it can be useful to understand the impact that each of these cosmetic oils can have on your soap batch. At Natures Garden you can find all kinds of bulk oils for soap making that would be wonderful for making your own soap recipes! So, we will go over a few of the soaping oils that you could use to create your homemade soap making.

Oils For Soap Making Apricot Kernel OilOils For Soap Making Apricot Kernel Oil

First, we have a lovely cosmetic oil that is perfect for moisturizing the skin. Apricot kernel oil will easily absorb into your skin and provide your skin with the deep nourishment that it deserves. This oil is perfect for soap making and can be used in either cold or hot process soap with a recommended usage rate of 5%-10%. This oil is excellent, luxurious, and very conditioning! In fact, this oil will provide you soap bars with some amazing conditioning properties. Since this oil is such a skin loving cosmetic ingredient, it is sure to transfer this ability to your handmade soaps. Also, this oil will provide your bars with a slightly harder finished soap with a creamier lather.

Oils For Soap Making Avocado OilOils For Soap Making Avocado Oil

Another great soaping oil that you can add to your homemade recipes is avocado oil with a usage rate of 5%-30%. This lovely oil is perfect for skin care and would be wonderful in your homemade cold process soap. Not only is this oil wonderful for moisturizing your skin, but this cosmetic oil is gentle enough for even sensitive skin. Further, this soaping ingredient will provide a creamy lather as well as a conditioning properties that you will love in your homemade products! 

Oils For Soap Making Castor OilOils For Soap Making Castor Oil

Also, you can use castor oil to create lovely soap by adding this oil to your own recipes. Castor oil is a humectant so, it will attract moisture to your skin. This oil provides your soap with conditioning properties as well as a lather that is both very creamy and bubbly! You will love this oil in your homemade recipes. You can use about 5%-7% to get these lovely properties in your bars. Just make sure that you don’t use too much because more than 10% could make your soaps sticky.

Oils For Soap Making Coconut OilOils For Soap Making Coconut Oil 76

Further, you can incorporate coconut oil 76 in your homemade soap recipes. Coconut oil 76 will stay in a solid state in temperatures below 76 degrees Fahrenheit. Coconut oil will provide you with a harder and whiter soap bar with a bubbly lather. Also, this cosmetic ingredient is a very cleansing oil that is perfect for soap making. While this oil is not very conditioning, this can be countered by superfatting the recipe. Since this oil can strip the skin of natural oils and leave the skin dry when used above 30-35%, you can use a higher amount of other oils that are highly conditioning for the skin. This will allow your bar to be cleansing as well as moisturizing. We recommend no more than 20% of oil for soap making in your recipe.

Oils For Soap Making Coconut Oil FractionatedOils For Soap Making Fractionated Coconut Oil

Although, fractionated coconut oil has similar properties to coconut oil 76 in a bar of soap, there are also some differences. Fractionated coconut oil will contribute to making a bar of soap that will both be cleansing and provide a more bubbly lather. Furthermore, this cosmetic oil will provide you with a bar soap that is harder. While this oil won’t provide your bar of soap with any conditioning properties, you can easily pair this oil with other ingredients that are more conditioning. Combining ingredients with differing traits will make sure that you have a bar of soap with properties that are well-rounded. In addition, fractionated coconut oil contains only the medium-chain triglycerides of coconut oil making it liquid at room temperature. Finally, it has an almost unlimited shelf life.

Oils For Soap Making Grapeseed OilOils For Soap Making Grapeseed Oil

Also, you can use grapeseed oil in your own homemade recipes for making soap from scratch. This cosmetic oil is useful for adding some extra conditioning properties to your soap bars. In fact, this oil is typically used to superfat a recipe. So, this oil would be great for pairing with coconut oil to create a cleansing recipe that won’t dry out your skin. Plus, grapeseed oil will absorb easily into the skin. This means that your skin will be perfectly moisturized without a greasy feeling.  Further, this cosmetic ingredient will provide your recipe with a bit of a creamy lather and a slightly harder bar. Our recommended usage rate for grapeseed oil is up to 5%.

Oils For Soap Making Jojoba OilOils For Soap Making Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil is another lovely cosmetic oil that can be used for soap making. Plus, this ingredient is a luxurious oil that is perfect for conditioning your skin. So, this oil will provide your soap with a bit of a conditioning property. Not only is this ingredient perfect for moisturizing the body, but this oil has remarkable absorption and will sink deep down into the skin. While this lovely oil is great for creating deeply moisturizing bars of soap, this ingredient may speed up trace, so you will want to be prepared to work a bit quicker with this batch. You can use 5-10% of this carrier oil in your soap making recipe. Further, jojoba oil has a long shelf, which is uncommon for luxury oils, of about 1-2 years. 

Oils For Soap Making Macadamia Nut OilOils For Soap Making Macadamia Nut Oil

Next, you can use macadamia nut oil for soap making. Macadamia nut oil provides wonderful nourishment for aging skin. In addition, this skin loving oil will easily absorb into your skin without a greasy feel left behind. This lovely carrier oil is is high in both omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. Since the levels of antioxidants are high, macadamia nut oil is not prone to rancidity. We recommend using no more than 10% of this oil in your handmade soap recipe.

Oils For Soap Making Meadowfoam Seed OilOils For Soap Making Meadowfoam Seed Oil

Furthermore, you can use meadowfoam seed oil for soap making. Adding this soaping oil to your soap from scratch will provide both conditioning and a bit of cleansing properties. While this oil has no fatty acids, it is still quite conditioning for the skin. In fact, this oil is so conditioning that meadowfoam seed oil is often used to superfat the soap batch. Also, this oil has an excellent resistance to oxidation and is not prone to rancidity. Additionally, this cosmetic oil can be used as a binder that may help to increase the life of fragrance oil. So, this oil is perfect to make scent in soap last longer. You can use this cosmetic oil at about 5-10%.

Oils For Soap Making Olive OilOils For Soap Making Olive Oil

Olive oil is a very popular cosmetic ingredient that can be used to create homemade soap. This oil is a very conditioning oil that is perfect for creating a moisturizing bars of soap. Due to this property, many people can use this cosmetic ingredient to create Castille Soap, which is also referred to baby soap. This soft baby soap is made from olive oil with no other cosmetic oils added. Another type of soap that this oil is used to create is Marseille soap, which is made with 72% or more of this oil. This second type of soaping recipe is created to add other oils and create a better lather. Since Olive Oil can leave a lather that is a bit “slimy” with limited bubbles, many would prefer to add other oils to create a better kind of lather. Also, this soap making oil can be used to add some hardness to the bar and a bit of a creamy lather to your batch.   

Oils For Soap Making Palm OilOils For Soap Making Palm Oil

Additionally, you can use palm oil to create your homemade soap recipes. In fact, this oil, along with olive oil and coconut oil, is one of the most common oils that is used for making soap. This cosmetic additive will provide your batch of soap with a few different beneficial properties. Due to the properties of conditioning, a creamy lather, and a hard bar that are added to the bar from the soaping oils, this batch of soap is commonly enjoyed by soap makers. It is solid a room temperature. Although this cosmetic ingredient is great for making quality bars of soap, you need to be ready as it can speed up trace.

Oils For Soap Making Pumpkin Seed OilOils For Soap Making Pumpkin Seed Oil

Also, pumpkin seed oil is a great soap making oil that you can use for your handcrafted bars of soap. This cosmetic ingredient is a dark oil that contains nutrients to the skin, like vitamins A,C,E,K, and zinc. As well as providing nutrients to the skin, this oil can provide some lovely qualities to the batch of soap. This cosmetic oil mostly provides conditioning properties. Further, the oil can provide a bit of hardness and a creamy lather and has a slight nutty aroma. Finally, the recommended usage rate is 5-10%.

Oils For Soap Making Rice Bran OilOils For Soap Making Rice Bran Oil

Further, you can use rice bran oil in your homemade soap making recipes, containing lots of antioxidants and vitamins. This cosmetic oil is perfect for mature and sensitive skin types. Not only is this oil great for more sensitive types of skin, but rice bran oil can provide your bars with some lovely properties. First, this oil can give your bar conditioning properties. Also, this oil can give your bar wonderful creamy lathering properties. So, soaps that use this cosmetic oil will create a soap batch with a conditioning, rich, creamy lather.

Oils For Soap Making Safflower OilOils For Soap Making Safflower Oil

Also, safflower oil is a lovely cosmetic oil that can be used to create nice bars of homemade soap. First of all, this soap making oil is very conditioning. Plus, oil can provide slight properties of hardness and creamy lather to the soap. So, you can create a mild and very moisturizing bar of soap with this oil. You can use up 5-15% of this ingredient.

Oils For Soap Making Sesame Seed OilOils For Soap Making Sesame Seed Oil

Another great oil for soap making is sesame seed oil. This lovely ingredient is said to be helpful in treating eczema and psoriasis. Further, this cosmetic oil will provide conditioning power, a creamy, stable lather, and a silky feel. Furthermore, this ingredient can be used to slow down the trace in your batch. Also, sesame seed oil has a natural, nutty aroma with a long shelf life, this oil is not prone to rancidity. You can use 5-10% of this oil in your batch.

Oils For Soap Making Sunflower OilOils For Soap Making Sunflower Oil

Furthermore, you can add sunflower oil to your soap making recipe. This cosmetic ingredient is most commonly chosen to slow down trace, which is very helpful for creating some swirled soap. So, you will have more time to work with your batch and get creative! Also, this cosmetic oil can provide lovely properties of this batch of cold process soap. This oil will add conditioning properties, a creamy lather, and a silky feel. Further, Sunflower Oil can naturally resist rancidity due to its high vitamin E content. If you choose to use this oil in your soap batch, then you can use up to 25% in soap batches. Just realize that using a high percentage of this oil will create a softer bar. So, it may be helpful to pair this oil with another ingredient that will strengthen your bar.

Oils For Soap Making Sweet Almond OilOils For Soap Making Sweet Almond Oil

Another cosmetic oil that you can include in your homemade soap making recipes is sweet almond oil. This ingredient is a light oil that is perfect for adding some skin care qualities to the soap bars. This soaping oil is perfect for conditioning purposes. Furthermore, this oil will absorb perfectly into your skin and provide your deepest layers with nourishment. Also, you can use 5-10% of this cosmetic oil in your soaping batch.

Creating Your Own Homemade Soap

Now that you have learned a bit more about the soaping ingredients can impact your final product, it would be a great time to create you very own soap recipe! You can choose a few of your favorite cosmetic oils and use the Recipe Calculator on Soapcalc to perfectly formulate the perfect soap making recipes. While it is super fun to make your very own recipe, you can check out our formulations. The Cold Process Soap Recipes page on the Natures Garden website has quite a few different types of soap recipes that may be great for you. All you have to do is take a look through the recipes we created and try your favorites.

Sep
21

Mint Mango Tea Fragrance Oil


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Mint Mango Tea Fragrance OilMint Mango Tea Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Mint Mango Tea Fragrance Oil is a warm and sweet scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is a scrumptious blend of white tea, peppermint, spearmint, and juicy fruit scents to create a warm and inviting scent. Brew up some mint mango iced tea, then get ready to get crafty with our Mint Mango Tea Fragrance Oil. For all of the tea lovers out there, the reviews are in, this fragrance is climbing to the top of our customer’s favorites list.  One customer says, ” Many of my customers are tea drinkers and like to compliment their homes with the scent of tea. This unique blend is awesome in candles. I used 464 soy wax throw was excellent hot and cold. This is a personal favorite of mine.”

What Does Mint Mango Tea Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This unique fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a combination of refreshing leaves of peppermint and spearmint, juicy mango, papaya, and strawberries, with a wonderful base note of freshly brewed white tea leaves. An NG original fragrance!

How Do Our Customers Use Mint Mango Tea Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Our customers can use this warm tea and juicy fruit fragrance oil to create a variety of different bath and body creations.  Bath gels, bath oils, perfumes, lotions, and other related products can be made with no more than 5% of this fragrance oil.

Additionally, this unique fragrance oil is great for any sort of soap making. In fact, Cold Process Soap Testing Results have shown this specific beverage scented fragrance oil to be a perfect scent for this method of soap making. A batch that uses this fragrance oil will have no acceleration and no separation. Although there is ricing, it is slight and doesn’t ruin the bars. The final soap products will have an amazing and strong scent after curing and the bars will not have any discoloration. If you have yet to decide how to color your bath and body creations, then we would like to suggest using some green soap colorant in your preferred amount to achieve your favorite shade. Just don’t use candle dye to color bath and body products due to their ability to stain the skin.

How Do Our Customers Use Mint Mango Tea Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

Homemade room scenting products can be made with this white tea fragrance oil. Potpourri and incense can both use a maximum of 50% of the total recipe weight. Also, homemade scented cleaning supplies can be made with no more than 5% of this fresh and juicy fragrance oil. Further, aroma beads that use this fragrance oil will retain a nice and strong scent.

Those of our customers that create candles can use this white tea, fruit, and mint combination to create their product. As long as the recipe uses either vegetable waxes or paraffin wax the candle creation can use up to 10% of this warm beverage fragrance oil. Not only will Joy Wax and WOW Wax both perform perfectly for this fragrance oil, but soy wax products will retain a nice and strong scent. If you have yet to decide which color to use for this fragrance oil, then we’d suggest using one drop of green liquid candle dye or a small amount of shredded green color block in the amounts that you would like per four pounds of wax. Just remember that you should never use any crayons for the coloring of your candles as they will clog your wick.

We hope that you enjoy this scrumptious mint mango tea fragrance oil in your products.

Aug
19

NG Sun Sand Type Fragrance Oil


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NG Sun Sand Type Fragrance OilNG Sun Sand Type Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

NG Sun Sand Type Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a delightfully beachy fragrance giving a warm, fun-in-the-sun feeling!  Ozony ocean air mixes with florals to create a scent that is pure seaside bliss.  Products made with this fragrance oil are great for warming up a space, eliciting fond memories, or creating wonderfully clean aromas.  Customers have given this fragrance a 5-star rating, detailing the immediate beach vacation mood that this scent is known for!  A valued customer from Nashville, TN writes “I poured this in soy and it smells wonderful. I grew up on Cape Cod, Ma. It reminds me of our house on the beach. Fresh laundry hanging on the line, suntan lotion and wild flowers all melded together. I chose this on a whim and glad that I did!”  Experience the comfort of an oceanside beach home, from the comfort of your own living room!

What Does NG Sun Sand Type Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

NG Sun and Sand Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is an ozony blend of florals and citrus.  White flowers and bergamot blend with orange blossoms, ylang ylang, and muguet lily.  A light base of musk finishes this fragrance for a truly relaxing appeal.

How Do Our Customers use NG Sun Sand Type Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Products?

Customers use this beachy fragrance oil to create inviting room scenting products reminiscent of coastal beach homes.  Your room scenting recipe can include up to 50% fragrance oil. Products such as incense, potpourri, and Smelly Jellies can incorporate this fragrance oil as well. This fragrance oil also performs exceptionally well in aroma beads.

Wax based products, such as candles and tarts, will perform exceptionally well when up to 10% fragrance oil is incorporated in your recipe.  This scent will perform perfectly in Joy Wax and Wow Wax.  It will also perform very well in soy wax, and is gel wax compatible!  If you wish to color your candle wax, we recommend using 5 drops of yellow liquid dye and a little bit of brown liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax, or your could shred a small amount of yellow and brown color block into your melted wax.  Crayons are not a viable replacement for candle colorants as they will clog your wick.

How Do Our Customers use NG Sun Sand Type Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Products?

NG Sun Sand Type Fragrance Oil is sure to create some beachfront wonder!  Bath and body products truly shine when you incorporate this sunny scent.  Bath gels, bath bombs, and oils perform perfectly when 5% fragrance oil is used.  This beachy fragrance oil can be used to create a wide variety of sun shining products!  Using a maximum recommended amount 5% fragrance oil, our customers create distinct homemade perfumes, body sprays, and lotions.  Customers also make their own household cleaning supplies with a maximum of 5% fragrance oil.

Homemade soap makers can use up to 5% in cold process soaps, hot process soap, or melt and pour soap recipes.  Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results show this scent behaved nicely.  There was no acceleration, no ricing, no separation, and no discoloration!  Cured soap had a good scent retention.  If you wish to color your soap, we recommend using yellow soap dye according to your specification.  Remember, never use candle dye to color your bath and body products as they are not body safe.

Aug
08

Wisteria BLVD Fragrance Oil


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Wisteria BLVD Fragrance OilWisteria BLVD Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Wisteria BLVD Fragrance Oil is a fruit and floral scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is a gorgeous and very feminine scent that floral and fruit scents with soft undertones of vanilla and musk that create a fragrance oil perfect for women. Whether you are looking to scent your scrubs, lotions, perfumes, or even handcrafted soaps this lovely fragrance oil is perfect for your creations.

What Does Wisteria BLVD Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Compare this fragrance oil by Natures Garden to Wisteria Lane.  This classic floral fragrance comprises ultra-feminine notes of Wisteria, Rose, Violet and Ylang with undertones of precious woods and tender musks for a captivating and enchanting scent.

Top Notes: Melon, Peach, Coconut, Apple
Middle Notes: Ylang Ylang, Rose, Jasmine, Violet, Wisteria
Base Notes: Vanilla, Musk

How Do Our Customers Use Wisteria BLVD Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

Many of our customers that enjoy room scenting creations can enjoy this this lovely floral fragrance oil in their products. For those making homemade potpourri, this sweet scent can be used at a 50% rate. Also, incense stick and incense cone recipes can contain up to 50% of this floral fragrance oil. Natural homemade household cleaners are able to include a maximum of 5% of this scent. Diy aroma beads air freshener recipes can be created with this sweet musk aroma.

Also, customers create homemade scented candles with this feminine fragrance oil. Candles that are made of either vegetable waxes or paraffin wax can use up to 10% of this scent. Candle products made of either wow wax or joy wax have been found to perform perfectly. Strongly scented soy candles can be made perfectly with this feminine aroma as well. If you would enjoy coloring your wax creations, then we would like to suggest that you use purple color blocks. Another option, two drops of Spectrum purple liquid candle dye will work nicely. If you choose to color these products differently, then we would recommend that you avoid crayons as they clog wicks.

How Do Our Customers Use Wisteria BLVD Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Homemade cosmetic makers can include Wisteria Blvd fragrance oil in their bath and body recipes. Handmade body butters, scented creams, homemade perfumes, and other related products can use up to 5% of this floral aroma. If you are wanting to use this fragrance in soap, then check out its characteristics in soap from our cold process soap testing video. Soap batches that use this floral scent will have no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation. Also, the bars will have no discoloration and the scent will remain very strong after the soaps all cure. If you would like to color any of your bath and body products that use this classy fragrance oil, then we would like to suggest that you include some purple liquid candle dye in the amount that you would prefer. Those who color their creations differently should never include any form of candle dye.

We hope that you enjoy this sweet vanilla, floral, and musk blend in your own handcrafted creations!

Jul
26

Ylang Ginger Fragrance Oil


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Ylang Ginger Fragrance OilYlang Ginger Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Ylang Ginger Fragrance Oil is a sweet fruit scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is a blend of super sweet vanilla and delectable fruity scents of strawberry and raspberry that creates an irresistible and delicious fragrance oil. This yummy fragrance oil is a perfect product for scenting various handcrafted creations that makes it no wonder why this scent has become one of our best selling fragrance oil.

What Does Ylang Ginger Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a highly requested duplication; also called sweet earth. A fruity bouquet of strawberries and raspberries with a background of sweet vanilla. A Best Seller!

How Do Our Customers Use Ylang Ginger Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Handmade bath and body products can be created by our customers with this sweet and delicious fragrance oil. Bath salts, bath gels, bath bombs, lotions, perfumes, and other similar products can successfully include up to 5%. In fact, our customer creating these types of cosmetic recipe love it!

Furthermore, organic natural soap making can be done with this scrumptious vanilla aroma. The qualities of this scent can be seen through our Cold Process Soap Testing Results. Soap batches can be created with no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation with this delightful and fun fragrance oil. This absolutely scrumptious fragrance oil will cause a brown discoloration in the final cured soaps. Further, this fruity vanilla aroma blend will be strong and retained well in the final products. We recommend using some purple liquid soap dye in the amounts that you would enjoy most for this product. Anyone that wishes to color their candles differently can do so as long as candle dyes are avoided.

How Do Our Customers Use Ylang Ginger Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

First, room scent diy recipes can be made perfectly with this deliciously sweet fruit fragrance oil. Natures Garden customers can make homemade potpourri and make my own incense with 50% of this tasty fragrance oil. Additionally, any kind of natural all purpose cleaner recipe can be scented with a maximum of 5% for this delightful scent. Aroma bead ornament supplies can be made successfully with this fragrance oil.

Further, long lasting scented candles that are sweet as can be are able to be created with this fruity fragrance oil. These creations must be made of either vegetable waxes or paraffin wax to include the maximum of 10% for this scent. Both wow wax and joy wax can be used to create wonderfully scented candle creations. Soy wax candle making supplies can successfully include this fragrance oil to create strong scented products. Those who would enjoy coloring their homemade candle creations, but don’t have a specific hue chosen can feel free to check out our recommendation. If you create products with this delicious fragrance oil, then we would recommend using either two drops of violet liquid candle dye or a small amount of a shredded violet color block. Those who want to use a different method of coloring should know that candle dye can not be used.

Jul
15

Hawaiian Sea Mist Fragrance Oil


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Hawaiian Sea Mist Fragrance OilHawaiian Sea Mist Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Hawaiian Sea Mist Fragrance Oil is a complex and tropical scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is a complex combination of sweet fruity notes with tropical spice, woodsy, and earthy scents that create a gorgeous fragrance oil for handcrafted creations. This is an aroma that many of our customers have found to be a beloved scent for their various products for customers and loved ones.

What Does Hawaiian Sea Mist Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a tropical outdoor blend with fruity notes of orange, pineapple, peach and strawberry combined with floral nuances of hibiscus, jasmine and lavender.

Top Notes:  Frosted Calone, Crisp Aldehydes, White Spice Accord, Orange, Pineapple
Middle Notes:  Spanish Rosemary, Galbanum, Hibiscus, Peach, Strawberry, Jasmine, Lavender
Base Notes:  Pineapple Wood, Cool Mossy Notes

How Do Our Customers Use Hawaiian Sea Mist Fragrance Oil?

This island fragrance oil is exotic, delightful, and perfect for the creation of the best room scent recipes! Homemade incense sticks, diy potpourri, diy water bead air freshener, and all sorts of related creations can include this fruit and outdoors blend of a fragrance oil at a rate of 50%. Aroma beads have been known to perform well for this scent. Additionally, green household cleaning products can be created using this tropical fragrance oil. Furthermore, this Hawaiian aroma is perfect for creating all kinds of homemade candles or to make wax melts. These wax room scenting products that are made of  either vegetable wax or paraffin wax can include up to 10% of this scent. Scented candles based from soy wax, joy wax, wow wax, or pillar of bliss wax will each be strong and perfect with this fragrance. We would suggest that you use either four drops of red Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye with one drop of blue Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye or a small amount of shredded blue and red color blocks. If you choose to color your wax differently, then know that crayons will clog a candle wick.

This complex sweet and tropical fragrance oil is perfect for crafting all kinds of bath and body creations. This scent is a near vacation for your senses that would perform perfectly in products like homemade bath bombs, diy body lotion, homemade bubble bath, and other related products. These bath and body creations must have under a 5% concentration of fragrance. Various kinds of soaps can be created with this body safe scent, including cp soap. This delightful fragrance oil has shown in our Cold Process Soap Testing Results to be an extremely good choice for this method of soaping. A batch of Hawaiian Sea Mist scented soap will have a perfect pour, no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation! Further, this scent will remain good in the final product and there is no discoloration. If you are wanting our suggestion on coloring your bath and body products, then know we would use red and blue liquid soap colorants in the amounts that appear best for a products containing this scent. If you chose another coloring method, then avoid using candle dyes.

Apr
28

Too Much Castor


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too much castor

The following blog was written by a new employee of Natures Garden who is doing her best to learn the science and art of soap making.  Please take that into consideration before commenting on her experiences, successes, and yes…failures.

Hello everyone!

The other day I wrote a blog about how I figured out my own recipe and all the details of my soap. I was so very excited about this project. I did really well throughout the whole process and was happy with the outcome of my soap. My soap bars were gorgeous and I was  officially a successful soap maker!

Well, the following day, I was assigned a new project: to write another recipe from start to finish. This would include everything from ingredients, to scent, to color, whether or not to add sodium lactate or color stabilizer, the swirl technique (aka design), and the mold. We are talking about EVERYTHING! I said, OK, I can do that!

The only difference between this assignment and my last project was this time there was not going to be a double check. Yes, the last few times I embarked on this journey, my work was double checked. I am in training, and there are a lot of things you need to know about the soap making process and everything that comes along with it. With all of that being said, I felt confident I could do this…really! So off I went.

I figured out my recipe, gathered all of my ingredients, put on my safety gear, and prepped.

Once I melted all of my oils, put together my lye solution, emulsified and scented, I was ready to design. I placed my colors in their bowls, and I was ready for the in the pot swirl. If you have not noticed, I am fond of this technique! Everything was going smoothly!

I took the colored batter that I was using and plopped it into my main soap batter and began the swirling technique. And, let me just tell you, my soap looked beautiful. I couldn’t even get over how nicely it poured into the silicone loaf mold. I was excited!

Now this was on Friday so I had to play the waiting game all weekend. By Sunday night, I couldn’t wait to see my masterpiece. When Monday morning finally arrived, I was ready to unveil my homemade soap. I picked it up and started to the chopping block. Hmmm, this soap seemed a bit squishy. I thought this can’t be good.

Starting to work the soap out of the mold, I realized that now it seemed sticky. This was not at all what I was hoping for. Finally, I got the soap out of the mold, and proceeded to cut it. That was when the soap stuck to my knife…just great! Despite the fact that the colors were awesome and it smelled great, I had messed up somewhere.  My soap bars were tacky and very soft.

So, I checked my weights and percentages. Everything was good. Then, I had my recipe double checked by someone else. They pointed out their opinion of what the problem could be.  I had too much castor oil in my recipe. Oopsy! I had totally overlooked the frequently-held opinion that when making soap that contains  Castor Oil , you may want to stay at 8% or less castor oil in your formulation.   My addition was 20%.

In the end, I felt defeated, and was totally bummed! I did however, make a note to self: while Castor oil is good for the “bubbly” in your soap, my experience showed me that using too much castor oil may produce soap that is tacky and hard to remove from the mold.  In the future, if I want to produce a harder bar of soap, I may want to increase my percentages of oils that are known to produce harder bars of soap such as coconut oil, palm oil, palm kernel oil.

I predicted I was going to fail…and when I do, I do it right…lol.

So my epic failure is a lesson learned. And, even though I am hard on my little feelings, don’t be too hard on yourself for your mistakes. My advice to any new soapers: Turn setbacks into future achievements, and lessons to be taught to others so they don’t make the same boo boos.

Until next time, have a fabulous day!

Cindy

 

 

May
18

Cold Process Soap with Fragrance Oils


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Fragrance Oils1.  What’s your name & Your Company: Lanita Stallings   Five Sisters Soap Co.

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?  I was buying handmade soaps and decided to try making them myself.  One of my daughters actually had eczema and I wanted to make soaps for her.  I have been making soaps for 13 years and I am addicted!

3.  What products do you make and sell?  I make CP soaps and whipped soaps.

4.  What are your business goals?  I want to have a successful internet business.  I have been working on that diligently for  the past year.  Before that I was mainly doing craft shows and selling in a few shops on consignment.

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?  I LOVE the fragrance oils.  I ordered my first ones right before Christmas last year.  I see why everybody raves about them now.

Your Website: http://www.fivesisterssoapco.com

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/www.fivesisterssoapco

YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/floridagirl7000?feature=mhee