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May
24

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?


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How Do You Make Homemade Soap? How Do You Make Homemade Soap?

Are you a new soap maker? If so, then this is going to be a great blog for you! Today we are answering the following question; How Do You Make Homemade Soap? Since there are a few different ways to make soap, we are going to talk about the two basic methods for soap making. First, we will talk about Melt and Pour Soap, which will include things like adding colorant, choosing scents, and finding the right mold. Then, we will talk about how to make Cold Process Soap, which includes formulating the recipe, choosing a mold, scenting, and adding colorant. While these two methods are similar in a few ways, there are many differences between the two and ether one can be a better option depending on the situation. So, let’s get started in learning all about soap!

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: What are the Different Types of Soap?How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: What are the Different Types of Soap?

Before we introduce you to soap making, we need to talk about the difference between Melt and Pour Soap and Cold Process Soap. Both can be made at home, but they each require different steps. Melt and Pour soap is the simplest option of the two, as soap batch has already been created. Plus, the lye has already cured and you can use the soap immediately. All you have to do is melt your soap base and create the appearance you want for your batch. The other option is Cold Process Soap, which allows you to formulate your bars to be perfect for your needs. While this method has a bit more time invested, there is a lot more that you can do creatively with CP Soap.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Melt and Pour Soap Making

If you are just ready to get to making cute soaps, then you may want to start with melt and pour soap. While you can’t change the properties of the soap base too much, this method of soap making gives you the freedom to make some pretty amazing soaps.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Different Kinds of Soap BaseHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Different Kinds of Soap Base

While you can’t choose every ingredient, you can choose between several quality soap bases that will be sure to clean and moisturize your skin. We have soap bases that contain real honey, skin loving goats milk melt and pour soap base, and so many more. Regardless of what you are looking for in a bar of soap, you will find that all of our soap bases have quality ingredients that are hard to beat. You can look though all of the melt and pour soap bases available at Natures Garden.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Coloring MP SoapHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Coloring MP Soap

There are a few different routes you can take with coloring your melt and pour soap. If you are trying to create a more natural bar of soap, then you may want to use herbs to color your soap. This is a good idea for face soaps, as well. So, you soap will have a more natural hue and will have the added beneficial properties of the herb. You can find suggested herbs for colorants on our Soap Coloring Class. Another great option for coloring are Da Bomb of FUN Soap Colorants, which will provide bright colors that are perfect for creating vibrant hues.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Scenting MP Soap

There are a few ways to scent your homemade soaps. Some people are curious about how to scent soap naturally. Of course, we could use essential oils, which are all derived from natural sources. You can find your favorite natural scent on the Essential Oils page of our website. Since there is more variety, other people have turned to fragrance oils. We at Natures Garden have hundreds of diverse fragrance oils, which you can find alphabetically by clicking here. For each scent you will find whether it can be used for soap and what amount you can use. So, there is no need to worry whether the scent you are getting won’t work for melt and pour soap.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: MP Soap MoldHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: MP Soap Mold

Finally, you are going to want to choose the soap mold for your recipe. This will depend on how big you want you soap to be. If you are going to be creating an embed or want to make small soaps for guests, then you may want to look at our Guest Soap Molds. For larger bars, you can look through the Mold Market Soap Molds or the Silicone Soap Molds. These sections have larger shapes and even a loaf mold, which is perfect for creating a big loaf from which you can cut bars of soap.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Recipes for Making MP SoapHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Recipes for Making MP Soap

If you are looking to get inspired, then you may want to check out our Melt & Pour Soap Recipes. There are many different types of soaps that we have created and there are step by step instructions available for each one. We have soap that looks like cupcakes, candy, flowers, and so many more gorgeous designs! One fun recipe that we have is the Rainbow MP Soap Recipe and is scented with the heavenly scent of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil. With all of these fun recipes available, you are sure to find a recipe that you love!

How Do You Make Homemade Soap? : Cold Process Soap Making

Once you learn the basics, making soap from scratch is such a fun process! You can create a bar that has all the best properties to make a batch that is tailored to be just right for you. All you need to do is choose your favorite ingredients and their amounts to formulate a recipe. Then, you can get creative with scented oils, soap molds, and soap colorants!

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Soap Making SafetyHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Soap Making Safety

One of the most important parts of making soap from scratch is safety, as cp soap uses lye. So, you will want to tie your hair back, wear safety goggles, clothing that covers arms and legs, closed shoes, and a face mask. You can read more about soap making safety and find the soaping safety supplies we offer by clicking here. Also, you will want to have a well ventilated area to create your lye solution. Another very important thing to remember is that you should only pour lye into water and make sure to go slowly while stirring. Don’t let these precautions scare you though. You will be perfectly fine as long as you are wearing your safety gear and are being cautious!

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: How to Create a Soap RecipeHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: How to Create a Soap Recipe

There are all kinds of properties that you may want to have in your batch of soap. Many people want to know how to make moisturizing soap, how to make sensitive skin soap, or any other properties. The best way to do it is formulate your very own soap recipe and the simplest way to create your very own uniquely perfect soap recipe is the Soap Calculator. All you have to do is enter the oils and butters that you will be using in the recipe and it will tell you all the characteristics of the bar before you even make it. From this point you can tweak the amounts or switch out an ingredient to create a batch that is just right.


How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Adding Scent to CP Soap

While many of the same scents can be used in both CP and MP soaps, there are more factors to consider for cold process soap. Again, you can either use a fragrance oil or an essential oil. But, the fragrance oil’s have the potential to change the consistency and emulsification of your batch. So, you have to be wary of ricing, where the batch clumps and looks like rice pudding. Also, a scent could cause acceleration. This is when the trace happens sooner, which is when the soap emulsifies. The batch will get thick enough to leave a trace of soap on top of the batch after scooping some out and drizzling it back in. Lastly, you could have separation of the fragrance or discoloration of your finished soap.

Some fragrance oils won’t cause any issues and others may cause a few of these issues, its all about the chemical make up. For instance, vanilla scents will often discolor to a dark color due to the vanillin and may need a Vanilla White Stabilizer. If you are curious about a specific fragrance oil, then head over to the Natures Garden YouTube channel. We have tested every scent in one of our soap recipes to show exactly how the scent performs in soap! While we do have a brief explanation of the scent performance on each Fragrance’s page, this allows you to actually see whats happening to the soap.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Coloring CP SoapHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Coloring CP Soap

Again, you can use either herbs or soap pigments to color you soaps. There a few pigmented herbs that can be used to naturally color your soap. In our coloring class, we have options you can use for creating yellow, green, brown, red, and purple hues. But, we have found that Da Bomb and FUN soap colorants are more stable and vivid in cold process soap. While these colorants are created in a laboratory now, they  are able to create versions that are more pure and better than what was previously mined. One example of CP soap that takes the best of both options is the Total Hot Man CP Soap Recipe, which includes Activated Charcoal and Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Choosing a CP Soap MoldHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Choosing a CP Soap Mold

Once your batch of cold process soap has reached trace and is ready to pour, it will be hot. So, you are going to need to make sure that your mold can handle it. Otherwise, your soap mold could end up melting and making a big mess. This means that it would be unlikely that you will be able to make small cold process guest soaps. However, most Mold Market Soap Molds will hold up just fine! Also, all of the SIlicone Soap Molds are sturdy enough to handle the soap. If you are looking to create a loaf of soap, then you may want to try the Silicone Soap Mold- 4 Loaf Molds. Alternatively, you can use a mold like the Silicone Soap Mold- 6 Cavity Flower to create individual bars in fun designs.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Recipes for Cold Process Soap MakingHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Recipes for Cold Process Soap Making

If you aren’t ready to create your very own formulations yet, then feel free to try out one of Natures Garden’s very own recipes! We have all kinds of different types of Cold Process Soap Recipes that you can choose between. Furthermore, you could enter a batch of soap we have created into the soap calculator and change a few ingredients. This would be a great to practice formulating recipes. Also, you may want to try out our Beginners Cold Process Soap Recipe if this is your first time with CP soap. Whether you make your own recipe or start with ours, you are sure to find what you need to create soap that you will love. 

 

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Talk to UsHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Talk to Us

We hope that this blog has been helpful in getting all of you beginning soap makers started. If you have any more questions about anything regarding soap making, then definitely reach out to us! You can find us at the Natures Garden store or online on any of our social media pages. We can answer any questions on our Facebook page. Also, you can reach out to us on Twitter and Instagram with @ngscents. Plus, we would love to see what fun soap creations you have been able to make. Can’t wait to hear from you!

Sep
08

Best Winter Fragrance Oils


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Best Winter Fragrance OilsBest Winter Fragrance Oils

The best Winter fragrance oils from Natures Garden will give off a wonderful aroma for the holiday season in all your homemade candles and handcrafted bath and body products. Whether you are looking for a cinnamon fragrance or a wonderful bakery scent you are sure to find that aroma that sends you products over the top. Do not forget about the smooth vanillas or the unique Christmas Tree Fragrance Oil, both perfect for your homemade candles and wax melts. No matter what you create, you are going to find the fragrance oil that is just right for you and your products! Also, check out Natures Garden recipes that we made using some of these Natures Garden winter fragrance oils!

 

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Bayberry Fragrance OilBest Winter Fragrance Oils Bayberry Fragrance Oil

First, Natures Garden has a best seller for the holiday season. Bayberry Fragrance Oil is a wonderful blend of fir and balsam and delicate spicy undertones of nutmeg and ginger. Bayberry Fragrance Oil include a top note of bayberry, followed by middle notes of nutmeg, ginger, and clove. Lastly, Bayberry Fragrance Oil is rounded with base notes of musk, fir, cedar, balsam, and cypress.

 

Bayberry Fragrance Oil Soap Results

 

While testing Bayberry Fragrance Oil in homemade CP soap, we found some acceleration. We recommend soaping at room temperature. Also, there is no ricing, no separation,  and no discoloration.  A true bayberry scent that stays strong!

 

Bayberry Fragrance Oil Candle Color Suggestion

 

If you decide to color your homemade candles, Natures Garden recommends using six drops of red liquid candle dye and a small amount of black liquid candle dye. Or you can shred a small amount of red and black color blocks into your melted wax. This suggestion is based on four pounds of wax.

 

Christmas Tree Fragrance OilBest Winter Fragrance Oils Christmas Tree Fragrance Oil

Here is an NG original scent. Also, a best seller! Natures Garden will have you ready to start decorating for the Christmas season.  Why not decorate your home with the scent of fresh Christmas tree?  Christmas Tree Fragrance Oil begins with top notes of fresh lime and pine; with middle notes of pepper and cardamon; with a base note of scotch pine. A perfect scent for homemade candles using Joy wax, soy wax, and WOW wax.

 

Christmas Tree Fragrance Oils Candle Color Suggestion

 

When coloring your homemade candle with Christmas Tree Fragrance Oil, we suggest shredding a small amount of green and black color blocks into your melted wax. Or you can use five drops of green liquid candle dye and one drop of black liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax.

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Christmas Wreath Fragrance OilBest Winter Fragrance Oils Christmas Wreath Fragrance Oil

Next, Natures Garden has a traditional and welcoming scent of the holidays. You will get a warm aroma of fresh cut boughs of pine, balsam, hollyberry and earthy pine cones. Christmas Wreath Fragrance Oil is great to use in your homemade soap. Also, this fragrance oil can be used in your homemade candles! Either way, Christmas Wreath Fragrance Oil will make a great addition to your line.

 

 

While testing Christmas Wreath Fragrance Oil in CP soap, we found no acceleration, no ricing, no separation, and no discoloration. Christmas Wreath Fragrance Oil is a very strong scent in cold process soap.

 

Christmas Wreath Fragrance Oil Candle Color Suggestion

 

While coloring your homemade candles, we suggest using five drops of green liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Or shred a small amount of green color block into your melted wax. Never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

 

Christmas Wreath Fragrance Oil Christmas Wreath Fire Starters Recipe

 

Natures Garden has a great recipe for starting a fire in your fireplace. This recipe will make about 11 scented fire starters. Christmas Wreath Fire Starters are scented with Christmas Wreath Fragrance Oil and are made will pillar of bliss wax. Definitely, a cool and fun project to make for the holiday season.

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Cranberry Relish Fragrance OilBest Winter Fragrance Oils Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil

Now Natures Garden has a wonderful Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil. You will get a nice fresh tart cranberry aroma. It may sound undesirable but we definitely recommend giving this fragrance oil a try. No matter what you use it in, either homemade candles or homemade bath and body products, this fragrance oil will not disappoint!

 

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil CP Soap Results

 

When using Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil in cold process soap we found that it is a perfect pour! Also, no separation, no ricing, no acceleration, and no discoloration. Has a super strong and rich aroma in cold process soap.

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil Candle Color Suggestion

 

If you decide to color your homemade candles, we suggesting coloring it with a small shred of red and black color blocks into your melted wax. Also you can use five drops of red liquid candle dye and one drop of black liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax.

 

 

 Best Winter Fragrance Oils Candy Cane Fragrance OilBest Winter Fragrance Oils Candy Cane Fragrance Oil

Now, we have a wonderful combination of fresh peppermint leaves and sweet ripened strawberries, on a dry down of vanilla. With top notes of spearmint and peppermint. Followed by middle notes of strawberries and eucalyptus. Lastly, with a well rounded base notes of musk and vanilla. A super fun fragrance oil for the holiday! Let your imagination sore while making homemade crafts with Candy Cane Fragrance Oil.

 

 Best Winter Fragrance Oils Candy Cane Fragrance Oil CP Soap Results

 

While testing Candy Cane Fragrance Oil in cold process soap, Natures Garden found that it does discolor to a brown due to the 7% of vanillin in the fragrance oil. Also Natures Garden found no separation, no acceleration, and no ricing. Definitely super strong and true scent!

 

 Best Winter Fragrance Oils Candy Cane Fragrance Oil Candle Color Suggestion

 

When coloring your homemade candles with Candy Cane Fragrance Oil, we suggest using six drops of red liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Also, you can shred a small amount of red color block into your melted wax.

 

 Best Winter Fragrance Oils Candy Cane Fragrance Oil Candy Cane Candle Recipe

A great homemade candle recipe for Christmas! Candy Cane Candle Recipe is a layered candle with peppermint embeds.  This candle making tutorial will also show you how to whip our Joy Wax! Not only does this candle look great, it is scented with our sweet and minty candy cane scent!

 

 Best Winter Fragrance Oils Holly Berry Fragrance OilBest Winter Fragrance Oils Holly Berry Fragrance Oil

Next, Natures Garden has a great scent for winter! This wonderful fragrance oil is a well-balanced blend of pine, bayberry, clove, cinnamon, and lemon rinds. A great fragrance oil to use for all your homemade candles and homemade bath and body products. Certainly a great fragrance oil to add to your winter fragrance line!

 

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Holly Berry Fragrance Oil CP Soap Result

 

While testing Holly Berry Fragrance Oil in cold process soap, Natures Garden found slight acceleration and discolors to a plum color. However, we did not find any ricing and no separation. A very strong scent retention!

 

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Holly Berry Fragrance Oil Candle Color Suggestion

If you decide to color your homemade candles scented with Holly Berry Fragrance Oil, Natures Garden suggests using a small amount of shredded green color block into your melted wax. Alternatively, you can use six drops of green liquid candle dye and one drop of black liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax.

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Jack Frost Fragrance OilBest Winter Fragrance Oils Jack Frost Fragrance Oil

What a fun name for a fragrance oil, especially for winter! Jack Frost Fragrance Oil is a crisp clean peppermint aroma with hints of vanilla bean. You can use Jack Frost Fragrance Oil for your homemade bath and body products and your homemade candles. You can always rename this fragrance oil to be able to sell it year round!

 

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Jack Frost Fragrance Oil CP Soap Results

 

When testing Jack Frost Fragrance Oil in cold process soap, we found it is a Perfect Pour! There was no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. We did find it discolors to a brown. The aroma will be minty, fresh, clean, and very strong!

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Jack Frost Fragrance Oil Candle Color Suggestion

 

If you decide to color your homemade candle scented with Jack Frost Fragrance Oil, we did not color the candle. We kept it natural which is white. We feel this perfectly represents this wonderful winter scent.

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Jack Frost Fragrance Oil Recipe

 

For all you potpourri lovers, Natures Garden has a wonderful Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri Recipe. This is the perfect gift for the winter months.  It is simple to make and is a a deliciously scented scoopable wax for your burner!

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Jack Frost Fragrance Oil Recipe

 

Also, Natures Garden has a fun craft activity to do with your children! Scented Play Dough Recipe is made out of cream of tartar and scented with many different fragrance oils from Natures Garden including Jack Frost Fragrance Oil.

 

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Hansel and Gretels HouseBest Winter Fragrance Oils Hansel and Gretels House Fragrance Oil

This fragrance is simply amazing! Beginning with top notes of lemon, orange, and bergamot. Followed by middle notes of honey, ginger, nutmeg, and clove. Finally, well-balanced with base notes of vanilla bean and cocoa. A great fragrance oil for your homemade candle making supplies for the holiday season! Do not forget you can always change the name of the fragrance oil to use it year round.

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Hansel and Gretels House Candle Color Suggestion

While making your homemade candles using Hansel and Gretels House Fragrance Oil, We suggest using three drops of brown liquid candle dye and one drop of yellow candle liquid dye per four pounds of wax. Or you can shred a small amount of yellow and brown color blocks into your melted wax.

 

 

Natures Garden has a great craft for the holiday season! Scented Christmas Card Recipe is a simple recipe to follow and will leave all your Christmas cards smelling amazing!

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Peppermint Fragrance OilBest Winter Fragrance Oils Peppermint Fragrance Oil

Next, we have a great Peppermint Fragrance Oil! This fragrance oil is very crisp, clean, and true to the peppermint scent. Peppermint Fragrance Oil is great for all lines of homemade crafts including homemade candle making and homemade bath and body products. Nice and strong aroma! You can not go wrong adding this fragrance oil to your collection.

 

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Peppermint Fragrance Oil CP Soap Result

 

When testing Peppermint Fragrance Oil in cold process soap, we found that it was a perfect pour! Also, there was no ricing, no acceleration, no discoloration, and no separation. Super strong scent retention.

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Peppermint Fragrance Oil Candle Color Suggestion

If you decide to color your homemade candles scented with Peppermint Fragrance Oil, we recommend going with a green candle. To get the color we suggest, using two drops of green liquid candle colorant per four pounds of wax. Also, you can shred a small amount of green color block into your melted wax.

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Peppermint Fragrance Oil Recipe

Peppermint Fragrance Oil makes a great Peppermint Cold Process Soap Recipe! This recipe will make about three pounds of CP soap. Be sure to have all the right safety equipment while using lye.

 

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance OilBest Winter Fragrance Oils Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance Oil

Last, Natures Garden has a fun fragrance that begins with top notes of pineapple, crispy apple, and zests of orange. Followed by middle notes of neroli and cinnamon. With base notes of sandalwood, bamboo, fresh musk, and patchouli. Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance Oil will make a great addition to any fragrance line whether it’s for homemade soap or homemade candle recipes!

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance Oil CP Soap Results

If you decide to use Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance Oil in your homemade CP soap, we found there was no acceleration, no separation, and no ricing. It does discolor to a tan but does have a strong scent retention!

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance Oil Candle Color Suggestion

When coloring your homemade candle scented with Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance Oil, we suggest coloring your homemade candle with a small amount of red color block into your melted wax. Also, you can use six drops of red liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Either way will get you the red shown!

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance Oil Recipe

A prefect soap recipe for both fall and winter, another soap recipe from Natures Garden that is super easy to make.  This melt and pour soap recipe uses our Winter Candy Apple scent to create soap that looks good enough to eat! Candy Apple Soap Recipe is a quick and easy mp soap recipe using our SLS free soap base.

 

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Crackling Firewood Fragrance OilBest Winter Fragrance Oils Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil

Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden is a masculine arrangement that begins with top notes of herbaceous pine, balsam, and citrus bergamot; leading to middle notes of white flowers and earthy sandalwood; sitting on base notes of woodsy patchouli and violet.

 

 

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil Soap

When testing Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil in cold process soap we found slight acceleration, no separation, no ricing.  The cured soap also maintained a strong scent.  Finally, the finished soap discolored to a light tan.

 

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil Candle

When coloring your homemade candles, we suggest using 4 drops red liquid candle dye along with 3 drops brown liquid candle dye. Alternatively, you could use a small amount of shredded red and brown color blocks. These recommendations are based on a four pound batch of wax.

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Sugar Cookies Fragrance OilBest Winter Fragrance Oils Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a warm butter cookie, with a background of vanilla. A Best Seller! Our customers love this fragrance oil no matter the application. In fact, one client stated, “I made candles with this scent in Joy Wax and it throws so well; one candle makes my whole downstairs smell like I am actually baking sugar cookies. It smells so good I have to fight the urge to bake some.”

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oil Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil

Next, when creating cp soap with Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil, our testing showed no acceleration, no ricing, no separation, and a good scent retention.  This cookie scent did discolor to a dark brown.  We suggest using Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help with the discoloration.

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil Candle

Are you trying to decide how to color your homemade candles? We suggest coloring them with 2 drops yellow liquid candle dye or a small amount of shredded yellow color block per 4 pounds of wax.

 

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil Body Butter Recipe

Now, are you ready to create a fabulous body butter recipe with Natures Garden’s Sugar Cookie Fragrance Oil?  Try our Sugar Cookie Whipped Body Butter Recipe for an amazing treat for your skin. This body butter recipe includes both shea butter and coconut oil that your skin is bound to love!

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Cinnamon Sticks Fragrance OilBest Winter Fragrance Oils Cinnamon Sticks Fragrance Oil

Finally, last but not least, Cinnamon Sticks Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the aroma of freshly ground cinnamon bark. This spicy scent is one of our best sellers.  If you are looking for a straight cinnamon fragrance, this is the one you need.  Cinnamon Sticks Fragrance Oil is perfect for all types of candle wax.  Whether you are making candles or wax melts, this is a wonderful, strong, and spicy winter aroma.

 

When coloring your handmade candles and homemade wax melts, we suggest using 3 drops brown plus 1 drop red liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax.  Another option is to shred a small amount of brown and red color block into your melted wax

 

We hope you love this list of the best winter fragrance oils from Natures Garden. Do not be shy, we would love to see what you use these winter fragrance oils in. Post on our Facebook page to show us your creations. Also you can upload your product pictures on our show and tell page on our website!

Jun
28

Soap Making Molds


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Soap Making MoldsSoap Making Molds

Are you new to soapmaking or just looking for something new to do with your craft? Sometimes a new type of soap mold is just the creative touch you need to get going. We at Natures Garden have many different kinds of Soap Making Molds that you can use to make unique handmade soaps! Regardless of what method you use for soaping we have just the mold for you.

Soap Making Molds Silicone Soap Mold - 4 Loaf MoldsSoap Making Molds Silicone Soap Mold – 4 Loaf Molds

First, we have a perfect mold for all kinds of soapmaking methods. These soap molds are sturdy enough for cold process soaps and still perfect for melt and pour soap. If you like to make soap loaves, then this is the mold for you! You can create swirls, embed, and anything else you can imagine. Then, you just cut your slices and you have bars ready to use. It is so easy!

 

Soap Making Molds Silicone Soap Mold - 4 Loaf Molds Energize

 

We used this mold to create our very pretty Energize Cold Process Soap Recipe! This loaf mold was used to create this vibrant in the pot swirl soap and it is perfect!

 

Soap Making Molds Silicone Soap Mold - 4 Loaf Molds Sunflower

 

Also, our Sunflower and Sunshine Soap Recipe was created using this soap mold! We layered three different colors in the loaf and cut the bars to get this pretty design.

 

 

Soap Making Mold Cupcakes- Mold Market MoldsSoap Making Mold Cupcakes- Mold Market Molds

Also, you can use this cupcake shaped mold to create some really adorable soap! This mold has two cavities where the cupcake bottom is 2 3/4″ in diameter (top of cupcake base) x 1 1/4″ deep. So, it is a pretty good sized cupcake soap. Plus, it is perfect for adding whipped topping to create a more realistic design!

 

 


Our Peeps Bunny Cupcake Soap Recipe Is a bright, fun soap that perfectly uses this cupcake mold! Plus, this recipe uses the Silicone Soap Mold- 12 Peeps Bunny Mold to create perfect peeps to top the cupcake!

Soap Making Molds 6 Cavity Star - Silicone Soap MoldSoap Making Molds 6 Cavity Star – Silicone Soap Mold

Also, you can use one of our fun shaped silicone molds for soaping.  This mold creates six 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 1 1/4″ star-shaped soaps. This mold would work perfectly for any kind of soap making method. Plus, they are freezer, refrigerator, oven, microwave, and dishwasher safe. So, you can cool your soap quicker and cleanup is easy!

 

 

Soap Making Molds 6 Cavity Star - Silicone Soap Mold Layered

 

Also, this soap mold is perfect for Fourth of July creations, which you can see with our Layered Melt and Pour Soap Recipe! These awesome starts are striped with the signature red, white and blue to create perfect soaps for the fourth.

Soap Making Molds Lips - Mold Market MoldsSoap Making Molds Lips – Mold Market Molds

While you may need to watch the temperature at which you pour your soap, this mold can be used for all methods of soap making. As long as you pour below 145 degrees Fahrenheit, your mold will hold up. These pretty lips have three cavities that are each  4″ X 2.4″ X 1.3″ deep so they will make some pretty good sized soap.

 

 

Soap Making Molds Lips - Mold Market Molds Kiss Soap

 

Further, you can use this soap mold to create the Metallic Kiss Soap Recipe. Not only are these soaps kissy lips, but they have shimmery mica, too! These are too cute to not have!

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Next, we have a mold that is perfect for making smooth bars of soap. The mold has three cavities that are 3.4 ” X 2.3 ” X 1″ deep. Unlike bars form a loaf, this mold provides you with a more even bar. Plus, you don’t have to worry about cutting smooth or straight because they are already individual bars!

 

 

Soap Making Molds Basic Rectangle - Mold Market Molds Graffiti

 

One fun recipe for this mold is the Graffiti Melt and Pour Soap Recipe! This fun soap recipe uses drizzled soap to add various colors to a white bar of SHEA BUTTER Melt and Pour SOAP.

 

Soap Making Molds Basic Rectangle - Mold Market Molds Honeycomb

 

Also, the Honeycomb Soap Recipe is another awesome idea for this soap mold. We used some bubble wrap to create an appearance of a honeycomb to perfectly match this scent!

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Another great mold for making nice bars of soap. This mold has three cavities that are each 3.7″ X 2.5″ X 1″ deep. Also, make sure to watch the temperature that you are pouring. Once your soap sets up you will have perfectly rounded bars of soap that are ready to use!

 

 

 

Plus, you can use this mold to create our Tea Tree Soap Recipe! This recipe uses real tea tree essential oil that is perfect for defeating fungus and other skin issues!

Soap Making Mold 6 Cavity Flower - Silicone Soap MoldSoap Making Mold 6 Cavity Flower – Silicone Soap Mold

Further, you can try a mold that shapes your soap like flowers! This mold has six 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 1 1/4″ deep cavities. Plus, the mold is made of silicone, which makes removing your soap easier.

 

 

 

 

One soap recipe that demonstrates the cute, flower shape is our Peppered Poppy Seed Cold Process Soap Recipe. Further, all of our soap testing for every fragrance oil used this very same soap mold, which you can see on our YouTube Channel. It was easy to use and removing the soap was super simple!

 

Soap Making Molds Peace Sign- Mold Market MoldsSoap Making Molds Peace Sign – Molds Market Molds

Alternatively, you can use the Peace Sign soap mold for your creations. This mold has three cavities that are 3 x 3 x 1 1/8 inch deep. Also, this mold is made of a high-quality plastic that will hold up to all types of soap, as long as you pour below 145 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

 

Soap Making Molds Peace Sign - Molds Market Molds Recipe

 

Our World Peace Cold Process Soap Recipe uses this soap mold wonderfully and would be perfect for celebrating the International Day of Peace! Plus, they almost look like tie dye soap from our fun in the pot swirl!

Soap Making Molds Square Loaf - Mold Market MoldsSoap Making Molds Square Loaf – Mold Market Molds

Another mold you can try is our classic square loaf mold. Whether you are making cp soap, hp soap, or melt and pour soap, this mold is a nice choice as it is a high quality plastic soap. Also, it is 9 1/4 inches long, 2 3/4 deep, 3 1/4 at widest point.

 

 

 

 

One Melt and Pour Recipe that uses this mold perfectly is the Psychedelic Suds Soap Recipe! Each bar has this wild, colorful appearance and you get quite a few bars of soap out of a single loaf

 

Soap Making Molds Square Loaf - Mold Market Molds Lavender Soap

 

Also, the Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe works out perfect with this soap making mold. These bars are gorgeously swirled and topped with fluffy whipped soap and real lavender!

 

Soap Making Molds Square Loaf - Mold Market Molds Cinnanut Coffee Soap

 

Another super cute melt and pour soap recipe that uses this soap mold is the Cinnanut Coffee Soap Recipe. This soap has coffee layers with a creamy, foam topping and has a sprinkling of real cinnamon on top! Plus, this soap looks super cute!

 

Soap Making Molds Shamrock - Silicone Soap MoldSoap Making Molds Shamrock – Silicone Soap Mold

Also, you can you this shamrock-shaped silicone mold to create some creative soaps! This mold has six 2.5 x 2.75 x 1.5″ deep that are all shaped like clovers! Plus, the silicone is easy to work with for soap makers.

 

 

 

Soap Making Molds Shamrock - Silicone Soap Mold layered Soap

 

Our 4 Leaf Clover Layered Soap Recipe is great for this mold! Also, they are super cute for St. Patrick’s Day!

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If you are making soap with honey, you may want to consider using the honey bee mold. It would be a perfect match! This mold is a high quality plastic soap mold with three cavities. Each cavity is 3 1/2 inch diameter x 1 inch deep.

 

 

 

 

Our Loofah Honey Melt and Pour Soap Recipe is a great soap recipe for this mold. It uses our Honey Melt and Pour Soap, which contains real honey!

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Another unique mold that you can use is the silicone bundt cake! This mold can be used for any method of soap to create four 1/2 pound soap loafs. Plus, the silicone material makes it super easy to use and clean!

 

 

 

Soap Making Molds 4 Bundt Cake  Molds - Silicone Soap Mold Cake

 

The 7 Up Bundt Cake Soap Recipe is a perfect recipe for making these cake shaped soap! This recipe even uses a soap based glaze to make it really look like cake!

 

Soap Making Molds Dome Top Oval - Mold Market MoldsSoap Making Molds Dome Top Oval – Mold Market Molds

Furthermore, you can create some rounded soaps with this dome top oval mold. This soap mold will create three individual bars with its 4.2″ x 2.8″ x 1.4″ deep cavities. Plus, it is made from high-quality plastic, which can withstand cp and hp soap at temperatures lower than 145 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

 

 

Soap Making Molds Dome Top Oval - Mold Market Molds Beet

 

This Beet Root Facial Soap Recipe can be created with this mold. Each bar is a sensitive, natural, and smooth soap that will truly care for your soap!

 

Soap Making Molds Dome Top Oval - Mold Market Molds Easter

 

Also, our Easter Egg Soap Recipe is a cute soap idea for colorful, individual bars of rounded melt and pour soaps.

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Additionally, you can use these silicone cupcake soap molds for your recipes. This soap mold comes in a set of twelve, easy release molds that are great for making cupcake soaps! Also, each individual silicone cupcake wrapper is  2 x 2 x 1.25″ deep.

 

 

Soap Making Molds Silicone Soap Mold - Round Cupcakes Lime Cupcake

 

Now, check out a cold process soap cupcake recipe. The Lime Cupcake CP Soap Recipe is made with an entirely cp soap base and melt and pour topping.

 

 

Soap Making Molds Basic Circle - Mold Market MoldsSoap Making Molds Basic Circle – Mold Market Molds

Also, this basic circle mold can be used to make some creative soaps! Whether you just want a soap that has a different shape or you have a super cool idea in mind, this circle is a perfect mold to get started on your craft.

 

 

 

Soap Making Molds Basic Circle - Mold Market Molds Loofah

 

The Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap Recipe is a fun soap that has part of a loofah embedded inside. Since the loofah was circular, this was a perfect match for creating soap!

 

 

Also, we used this soap mold to create the Lollipop Soap Recipe! We thought that this basic circle was the perfect shape for lollipops, so we added a soap swirl and it turned out perfect!

 

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Also, you can use this mold to create fifteen sections of soap that you can easily cut into separate 2 oz square bars. This large square is  8″ X 8″ X .75″ deep total and is made of high-quality plastic. So, make sure to watch your temperatures when pouring the soap.

 

 

 

Soap Making Molds Small Rectangle Tray - Mold Market Molds Activated Charcoal

 

We created the Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe with this mold. This soap uses melt and pour soap and some fresh herbs to create a simple soap bar that is very cleansing!

 

 

Soap Making Molds Just For Melt and Pour Soap

While you can use any method of soap in the molds above, the next type of molds will only work for melt and pour soap. This is because the embed molds are made of a thinner plastic that can be melted easier than other molds. So, hot process soap and cold process soap both get too hot for these molds. However, you can use these cute melt and pour shapes to top or decorate your other soapmaking creations.

Soap Making Molds Love Hearts - Embed MoldSoap Making Molds Love Hearts – Embed Mold

There are many different ways to use melt and pour embed soaps. While you can simply use them as cute guest soaps, it can be fun to use them to top soap, too. Especially, when the soaps are cute little hearts! Whether you are making cp soap or easy melt and pour soap recipes, you can totally top your creation with these Love Heart Embed soaps!

 

 

 

The Hearts a Flutter Soap Recipe was a creative melt and pour loaf where we added a cute topping and a heart inside. Plus, the topping used adorable pink fluff and these cute embed heart soaps!

Soap Making Molds Peanut Butter Cup Molds - Embed MoldSoap Making Molds Peanut Butter Cup Molds – Embed Mold

This embed soap mold is perfect for both making mini peanut butter cups and cute little soap cupcakes! We have loved using this mold to create tiny cupcakes with whipped soap topping! They are so adorable! Plus, one of these molds contains 10 of these little cups so, you can make quite a few of these little cuties at once!

 

 

Soap Making Molds Peanut Butter Cup Molds - Embed Mold Chocolate Cupcake

One recipe that you can use this mold to create is the Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcake Soap Recipe! These super cute cupcakes use the delicious Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcake Fragrance Oil to create the perfect soap recipe. Plus, these soaps are topped with real cocoa powder to create a more real chocolate cupcake!

 

Soap Making Molds Peanut Butter Cup Molds - Embed Mold Orange Cupcake

 

The Orange Cream Cupcake Soap Recipe is another of the many different kinds of mini cupcakes that you can create with this mold. While you could use the larger cupcake mold to make these, the miniature cupcake soaps are so much cuter!

Soap Making Molds Smile Faces - Embed MoldSoap Making Molds Smile Faces – Embed Mold 

Also, you can use these super cute smiley embed soaps to decorate your soaps, too! These happy little embed soaps are a perfect way to brighten up your soapmaking! Plus, you could use this mold to create single use soaps. They would be a cute way to use bar soap without the worry of gathering germs between uses. So, there are a few different way that you can use this soap.

 

 

Our Herbal Soap Recipe perfectly uses these little smile face soaps to create a fun, natural bar of cold process soap topped with cute melt and pour.

 

 

Soap Making Molds More Fun Soap Molds

While we shared a variety of our best soap molds, there are still a ton of great molds that you can use for soapmaking! Check out the rest of our selection at the Natures Garden website on our Soap Molds page.