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Dec
17

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners


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15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners

We at Natures Garden have 15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners. These various soap making classes are perfect for beginning soap makers. These soap classes will help beginners gain knowledge about different types of soap making and learn how to make homemade soap. So, you will be able to learn everything that you need to know about soap making. Of course, these classes vary from important safety tips to specific advice for making both cold process soap and melt and pour soap. This will provide you with all of the information that you will need to create gorgeous homemade soap!

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soap Making Safety15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soap Making Safety

Before you begin learning how to create homemade soap, you need to make sure that you know all about important soap safety. Learning about how to be safe during this process is especially important for making cold process soap. While you need to careful with lye when making cold process soap, there are some things that you can do to keep yourself safe when making melt and pour soap. So, any of our beginning soap makers should take a look at the Soap Making Safety class. So, you can use this class to make sure that they know how to stay safe as they learn how to make soap.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soap Making: Where Do I Start15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soap Making: Where Do I Start

If you have never made your own soap, then you will benefit from the information in our class called Soap Making: Where Do I Start. This soap making class will break down the four different types of soap making methods. First, our beginning soap makers will learn all about the cold process soap method. This will allow you to combine water, lye, and cosmetic oils to create a perfect soap with the best soap properties.

Also, you can learn about the benefits and process of melt and pour soap. If you enjoy the benefits of cold process soap, then you may be interested in making soap from scratch with a shorter cure time. So, you may enjoy learning about either hot process soap or oven process soap. This way new soap makers can learn how to make these different soap making methods. Whether you find out that you enjoy one type of soap or you want to create all types of soap, you can determine which particular methods that you would like to try to create!

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Melt and Pour Soap Information15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Melt and Pour Soap Information

If you are interested in creating melt and pour soap for the first time, then you may benefit from checking out our Melt and Pour Soap Information. First, the soap making class will share with you various cosmetic ingredients and additives that you can use to make a fantastic batch of melt and pour soap. Also, this class on soap making will explain the process of making a batch of melt and pour soap, which includes picking out the perfect mp soap base. Plus, this soap class shares additives like cosmetic oils and herbs that will improve the bar of soap. Further, this soap making class will share with you various tips and tricks for making sure that your finished soap turns out conditioning for the skin and beautiful!

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Easy Directions for Making Melt and Pour Soap15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Easy Directions for Making Melt and Pour Soap

One of the easiest ways to make homemade soap is to use a melt and pour soap base! This will allow you to create scented soap at home without formulating your own recipe. So, you can do all the fun parts of soaping, like adding scents, wonderful colorants, and using great soap molds. If you are curious about learning how to make fun melt and pour soap, then check out a class on our Easy Directions for Making Melt and Pour Soap! This soap making class will go over all of the advice for making soap with a great mp soap base.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Common Soap Making Questions15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Common Soap Making Questions

Anyone that wants to get into cold process soap making may find that there are some unfamiliar terms. This can be confusing for beginning craft makers. So, we have created a list of important soap terms that you may come across as a beginning soap maker. Whether you want to know what trace or rebatch means, you can find out ll about these terms and much more! If you have any questions about a confusing term, then check out our class on Common Soap Making Questions.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soap Making Terminology15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soap Making Terminology

As you begin to get more into soap making, you may find that some instructions and recipes have some unfamiliar terms. If you ever come across a new word that seems specific to soap making, then the class on Soap Making Terminology will be very useful. This soap making class defines all kinds of soap terms and abbreviations that are related to the process of making soap from scratch. So, this is a soap class that will be extremely useful for beginning soap makers.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Cold Process Soap Class 10115 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Cold Process Soap Class 101

There are all kinds of benefits for making soap from scratch. However, there are some things that you should know before you gather all your soap making supplies. Not only do you need to determine which cosmetic oils you want to use, but you will want to determine the proportions as well. Plus, you will want to figure out which fragrance oils would be best for making cp soap. If you are a bit overwhelmed with all of these options, we have a basic soap making recipe that is perfect for beginning soap makers in our Cold Process Soap Class 101. Not only will you find an easy to follow recipe, but this helpful guide will help you with all the other important choices for soaping. So, there are all kinds of great tips you can benefit from in this soap class!

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Fragrances Tested in CP Soap Results

Another important decision that you will need to make for creating your soaps is the fragrance oil. Not only do you need to pick your favorite scents, but you need to find a scent that works well in soap making. If you want to make sure that the fragrance you want to use is good for soaping, then check out our class on Fragrances Tested in CP Soap Results. This list of fragrances will provide you with details about how the scent will perform in your cp soap.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Making Your Own Soap Recipe15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Making Your Own Soap Recipe

This soap making class will help you calculate the amounts and types of conditioning oils for your own soap recipe. Of course, there is a nice website that you can use that will help you through the process of formulating your own soap recipe. So, you can choose your oils and cosmetic ingredients to create a bar of soap with all the best properties. Further, our soap making class will walk you through the various sections of the soap calculator. So, our class on Making Your Own Soap Recipe would be a great place for beginning soap makers to start learning how to formulate your own cp soap.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soap Making - Finding the Perfect Recipe15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soap Making – Finding the Perfect Recipe

All of the cosmetic ingredients that you will need for making homemade soaps will have different properties that you can benefit from. Plus, the different cosmetic oils will each have unique properties and different skin benefits. If you are interested in finding, then you may be interested in checking out our soap class on Soap Making- Finding the Perfect Recipe. With your new knowledge of the properties of each cosmetic oil, you can create a bar with all the soap properties you would want in a bar of soap.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soaping Oil Properties15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soaping Oil Properties

When you are creating your homemade soap recipes, it can be useful to know about the different properties that cosmetic oils can have for your soap recipes. In order to make a great soap recipe, you will want to combine cosmetic oils to create a nice balance between hardness, cleansing, conditioning, bubbly lather, and creamy. If you are interested in learning about the specific properties of soap making oils, then you may want to check out our class on Soaping Oil Properties.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Essential Oils Class15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Essential Oils Class

Not only can you use fragrance oils to scent your soap, but you can use essential oils as well! If you want to learn more about how to scent soap with essential oils, then check out our Essential Oils Class. Not only does this soap making class share which oils are body safe and other advice, but the class goes into the detail of how essential oils are created.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Exfoliant Class15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Exfoliant Class

There are all kinds of great soap making ingredients that you can use to make fantastic herbal soap bars. You can make fantastic soaps using cosmetic herbs. These great soap additives will add beneficial properties to your scented soap recipe. There are all kinds of reasons why you would add herbs to your cosmetic recipes. Some of our cosmetic herbs can be used to exfoliate the dead skin from your body. In our Exfoliant Class, we will share with you all kinds of cosmetic ingredients that can be used to create an exfoliating batch of soap. So, you will have a soap recipe that will exfoliate dead skin cells and grime as you clean your skin.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soap Coloring Class15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soap Coloring Class

Another fun soap making ingredient that you can use to make gorgeous soap is cosmetic colorants. First, you can use natural colorants to add some color to your soap bars. In fact, there are some cosmetic herbs that are pigmented and will provide your soap with beautiful hues. Also, you can use soap making colorants to create some bold colored soap. Further, you can use some of our mica dust powder to create a glittery, beautiful bar of soap. If you are curious about what you can use to create colorful soaps, then take a look at your options in our class on Soap Coloring Class.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: The History of Soap Making15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: The History of Soap Making

Homemade soap has been made by human civilizations for thousands of years. Although the purpose of soap is always to clean the body, the ways people make their soap has changed throughout time. There were quite a few methods for soap making and they had to go through quite a bit of trial and error to refine the process over the years. If you are interested in learning more about the ways that soap has been made in the past, then check out our soap making class on The History of Soap Making.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Homemade Gift Ideas

One great reason for you to create homemade soap is to give as gifts to your loved ones. Of course, making homemade soap from scratch is a fantastic idea for creating gifts for the holidays. Not only do we at Natures Garden believe that scented soap is a fantastic gift idea, but the organized mom blog talks about how great a gift soap is in their DIY Gift Ideas: Why homemade soap is the perfect gift article.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Reach Out to Us15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Reach Out to Us

If you have any more questions about soap making, then you can feel free to reach out to us at Natures Garden! You can reach out to us in the store, on the phone, and online. An easy way to reach out to us online is through social media. You can find us on our Facebook page, Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to find us on Twitter and Instagram. So, we hope to hear from you soon and we wish you the best with your soap making!

Jun
26

Soap Making Terms


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Soap Making Terms

If you want to learn about different soaping methods and get help for potential problems, then it helps to know common soap making terms. Whether you are a beginner or experienced, you are likely to come across something new with your batches at least once. So, we are here to help you understand what to do and how to solve any soap-making issues.

Soap Making Terms: How Much Fragrance Oil Can I Add to Soap?

While you should always check the usage rate for each individual fragrance, the maximum that we recommend is 5%. Sometimes you can a scent where the IFRA sheet allows more and you can do more if you’d like. After you know the usage rate, you just need to do some simple multiplication to figure out how much scent you need.

Formula: Weight of Soap x Usage Rate = Weight of Fragrance Oil
Example: 912 grams of soap x 0.05 (which is a 5% usage rate) = 45.6 grams of fragrance

Soap Making Terms: Why Did My Soap Turn Brown?

Often fragrance oils that contains a high amount of Vaniilin will turn soap brown. Also, the color will be a darker brown with scented oils with higher amounts of Vanillin. We can use Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to reduce these effects and still use the scent. Since this ingredient is added to provide a vanilla scent, strong vanilla fragrance oils will almost always turn soap brown without the color stabilizer.

Soap Making Terms: Can I Use Essential Oils in Soap Making?

Yes, essential oils can be used to scent soap. We find that essential oils hold up better in MP soap than in soap made from scratch. This is because the saponification process can cook off the essential oil, which doesn’t have middle notes to anchor the scent. You may have some scent after the soaps cure, but it won’t be as strong as it is in MP soap.

Soap Making Terms: How Much Essential Oil Can I Use in Soap?

This can be different for each essential oil, so you will need to check the IFRA sheet for the usage rate. Then, you can figure out how much you need using the same method as you would for fragrance oils.

Soap Making Terms: How Do You Make Soap White?

You can add titanium dioxide to soaps to make them white. In fact, many of our white soap bases use this ingredient. If you wanted, you could use this ingredient to turn your clear soaps to white.

Soap Making Terms: What is Melt and Pour Soap Making?Soap Making Terms: What is Melt and Pour Soap Making?

Another option for soap making is melt and pour soap. This method starts with a soap base that has already gone through the saponification process. So, you cut need to cut and melt the amount your need before you are ready to add colorants, fragrance, or herbs. Then, you can pour the melted soap into a mold and spray the top with rubbing alcohol. As soon as the soap is hardened, it is ready to use!

Soap Making Terms: How Much Melt and Pour Soap Will I Need for My Mold?

For each ounce by volume in your mold you will need 31 grams of soap. Say the soap mold will hold 16 ounces, you will need 496 grams of soap

Formula: Constant Value for Soap Needed to Fill Mold x Volume of Mold = Weight of Soap
Example:
31 grams per ounce x 16 ounce mold = 196 grams of MP soap

Soap Making Terms: How Long Should Melt and Pour Soap Stay in the Mold?

This can vary based on the size of soap you are creating. Smaller soaps will take less time compared to bigger soaps. Just make sure that they are hardened all the way before you remove them. Also, you should be able to feel that the mold is no longer warm to touch.

Soap Making Terms: How Do I Get My Melt and Pour Soap Out of the Mold?

While you should be able to hold your molds upside down and lightly push, sometimes they get stuck. If you place your soaps in the refrigerator for a short amount of time, this should make it easier for you to remove your mp soap.

Soap Making Terms: How Do I Get Fingerprints Off My Melt and Pour Soap?

Sometimes when you are removing your soaps from the mold, you can transfer a fingerprint. Just use some rubbing alcohol to dampen a cotton swab and  gently swab the fingerprint. It should begin to fade as you do this.

Soap Making Terms: Can Melt and Pour Soap Be Used Right Away?

Of course! The saponification process is already complete before you get your soap base. So, there is no active lye to worry about. This means that you can use your soaps as soon as they harden.

Soap Making Terms: Why Is My Melt and Pour Soap Sweating?

There are a few reasons why your soap would sweat. First, it could be due to adding too much oil. Whether it is fragrance oil or carrier oil, the soap can only hold on to so much before the oil begins to leak out to create beads on the surface. More often, it is due to the soap drawing moisture from the air. Since your soap base uses vegetable glycerin, a humectant, it will draw moisture to it. Although this is great for you skin, it can lead to your soap sweating . However, you can prevent the latter by wrapping your soap as soon as it comes out of the mold. This way it can’t pull moisture from the air.

 

Soap Making Terms: What is Hot Process Soap Making?Soap Making Terms: What is Hot Process Soap Making?

Another way to make soap from scratch is hot process soap. This process is very similar to cold process soapmaking. However, in this method you will have a heat source to speed up the saponification process. You can use a crock pot or stove top to heat your soap mixture. After, you can technically use the bars immediately. However, letting them cure a week will provide you with harder, milder bars.

Soap Making Terms: Does Natures Garden Offer Any Hot Process Soap Recipes with Shea Butter?

Yes, we have a few! For example, we have our Manly Soap Recipe, the Beard Soap Recipe, and more that you can find under the Hot Process Soap Recipes page!

Soap Making Terms: How Long Do You Have to Wait to Use Hot Process Soap?

Yes. Although you don’t have to wait as long for your soaps to cure, there is still some lye left that needs to react. Typically, you will need to wait 1-2 week(s) before using your hp soap.

Soap Making Terms: What Does Rebatch Mean?

If you want to redo a soap batch or add more ingredients, then this is a great idea for you! It is common to rebatch to correct issues like seizing or forgotten ingredients. Also, this can be done to add ingredients that wouldn’t react well during the saponification process, like natural exfoliates or essential oils. First, take the soaps that you aren’t necessarily pleased with and grate them into pieces. Place these pieces in a crock pot and melt them with milk, water, or another liquid to prevent scotching. Also, add any additional oils that you want in these soaps. Allow you batch to reheat for one hour at which point it will by thick. After, add the color, scent, and herbs before scooping this soap into a mold.

Soap Making Terms: What is Cold Process Soap Making?Soap Making Terms: What is Cold Process Soap Making?

This process is one of a few that are refereed to as making soap from scratch because in uses water, lye, and oils to create bars of soap. Another key characteristic of this method is that you don’t need outside heat, as the lye provide enough heat for saponification. Once trace occurs, you are able to add colorants, scented oils, and herbs can be added at this point. After 24 hours, you can remove the soap from the mold and cut. However, you must let your soap cure for a period of 4-6 weeks.

Soap Making Terms: What is Lye in Soap Making?

Lye is a caustic base that is a key component for soap, as it drives the saponification process. It is sometimes referred to as sodium hydroxide for bar soaps and potassium hydroxide for liquid soaps.

Soap Making Terms: What Does Saponification Mean?

This is the process of lye reacting with the oils/fats/butters to produce soap. Saponification will produce both the soap and the glycerin in the soap.

Soap Making Terms: What Does Cure Time Mean?

Cure time is the period where the soap finishes the soaponification process until there is no more active lye present in the bars.

Soap Making Terms: What Does the Term Trace Mean in Soap Making?

In soaping, trace is when the lye water and the oils/butters have been fully combined. You will know that you’ve hit trace because the batter will thicken to a pudding-like consistency. Also, you can check to see whether you are at trace by using a spatula to “trace” a line of soap in the batter. You will notice that the line will not immediately disappear and you can see a trace of the soap you drizzled in.

Soap Making Terms: What Does Light Trace Mean in Soap Making?

Light trace is the point right before your soap comes to trace. You will begin to see a trace, but it won’t stay for more than a few seconds. So, the batter is about to hit trace where it will be thick enough to see the soap for a bit longer.

Soap Making Terms: How Long Does It Take for Soap Batter to Get to Trace?

The time is takes to get to trace will vary between batches for a number of reasons. The ingredients in a recipe can lead to different times. Also, fragrance oils and some soap additives can accelerate or slow trace in your batch.

Soap Making Terms: What Does Seize Mean in Soap Making?

If your soap seizes, then it means that your soap has gone through saponification enough that the batter is beginning to turn from liquid to solid. While this isn’t bad on its own, it makes it impossible to pour soap that is still in the bowl. This hardening soap that hasn’t yet made it to the mold will be too thick to mix and, at best, will be chunky in the mold.

Soap Making Terms: Why Do I Have Lye Pockets in My Cold Process Soap?

If you use too much lye in your soap recipe, then you can
Lye pockets can form in cold process soap most often when too much lye is used. However, it could also be a recipe that wasn’t properly formulated, an oil was left out, the soap seized, or even when the lye solution was not fully mixed. If the lye was not completely saponified you can always rebatch the soap and hot process the soap adding additional oil. Also, it is possible that it could be used in recipes such as laundry soaps that can utilize soap with a higher pH level.

Soap Making Terms: Can I Change the Soap Making Recipes?

Unlike many other bath and body recipes, you can’t simply swap out oils in the Natures Garden formulated recipe. Each oil has a certain saponification value that determines how much lye it will react with. So, switching an oil could result in your batch being lye heavy. Even if you wait longer to cure, there won’t be enough oils to react with the lye and the bars will irritate the skin or even cause burning. Instead, use SoapCalc to determine what you would have to change to get the recipe that you want!

Soap Making Terms: Reach Out to UsSoap Making Terms: Reach Out to Us

If you have any other questions or concerns about soapmaking, then please reach out to us! One easy way to ask us something is on social media. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Have fun soaping!

 

Jun
20

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions


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Common Melt and Pour Soap QuestionsCommon Melt and Pour Soap Questions

At Natures Garden, we are here to help you succeed! We are going to answer some common melt and pour soap questions that we get asked frequently by customers.  Since these questions are common, its likely that these are the issues most soap makers will come across when making their melt and pours soaps. So, let’s get these soaping issues solved so you can create some gorgeous bars of mp soap!

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Melt and Pour Soap Supplies?

Yes, we do! We offer all kinds of melt and pour soap making supplies! Click on the Soap Making Supplies tab on the website and you will find soap base, soap colorants, an mp soap kit, soap additives, and soap molds. Everything that you could need right in one easy place!

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Can I Make Soap Without Using Lye?

Since the mp soap base has already been made, you can create melt and pour soap without worrying about the lye. If you are wondering “What is the difference between melt and pour soap and cold process soap?”, then this is a big difference. While melt and pour is pre-made and can be remelted, cold process soap is made from scratch using lye.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Can Melt and Pour Soap Be Used Right Away?

Since mp soap was already made and the saponification process has already taken place, you don’t have to wait to use your soap. As soon as the melt and pour soaps have hardened in the molds, you can pop them out and use them!

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Where Do I Find the Melt and Pour Soap IngredientsCommon Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Where Do I Find the Melt and Pour Soap Ingredients?

You can find the soap base ingredients in two places. The first place is online, as each mp soap base has the ingredients listed in the description. Also, these ingredients can be found on the label of the base itself.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: What Soap Making Supplies Do I Need to Make Melt and Pour Soap?

Most importantly, you will need a microwave or double boiler and mp soap. Also, you will need a cutting board, knife, a microwave safe dish, spoon, rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle, and a soap mold. If you want fragrance, color, or herbs you will need to have these out, too .

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Do I Melt Soap Into a New Bar?

Melt and Pour soap can be melted using a double boiler on a stove top or a bowl in the microwave. Just make sure that you use 30 second intervals to warm the soap int the microwave. Otherwise, it may get too hot and your soap will be ruined. Also, make sure that you are watchful when melting soap on the stove. While a double boiler on medium heat will help to protect your soap, you don’t want to heat it too much longer after it is liquid.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Much Soap Will I Need for My Mold?Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Much Soap Will I Need for My Mold?

For every ounce by volume that your mold is you will need 31 grams of soap by weight. So, let’s go to the Soap Mold page and pick one. I choose Ollie Octopus,which says it holds 4.5 ounces in the description. So, we are going to take  4.5 times the 31 to give us 139.5 grams

Formula: (Weight Needed Per Ounce) x (Ounces Mold Holds) = Total Weight

Equation: 31 grams per ounce  x  4.5 ounces = 139.5 grams of soap

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Do I Get My Melt and Pour Soap Out of the Mold?

Sometimes your soap may get stuck in the mold. You can place the mold in the fridge for a short amount of time. Once the chilled soap mold is removed, the soaps should pop out fairly easily.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: What Temperature Should I Pour Melt and Pour Soap?

Melt and Pour soap should be poured in a liquid state, which should be around 140 degrees Fahrenheit. So, you can pour your soap once it has all completely melted.

 

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Why Do I Have Bubbles in My Melt and Pour Soap?Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Why Do I Have Bubbles in My Melt and Pour Soap?

Although making air bubbles is unavoidable, you can get rid of them by spraying lightly with rubbing alcohol. These are often air bubbles that form when you pour, so you can release them by spraying right after you pour. However, bubbles that are a light-yellow color are fragrance oil and won’t go away by spraying. This is either due to adding too much fragrance oil or not mixing thoroughly.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Why is My Homemade Soap So Oily?

One reason that you soaps would be oily is that they contain too much oil. So, you can try reducing the amount of the fragrance oil and/or the carrier oil that you are adding to your soaps. If your bars look like they are sweating, then it could be due to not wrapping the soap soon enough. Since your soap contains an ingredient, vegetable glycerin, that pulls moisture to it, it will pull moisture out of the air to create “sweat”. But, you can lessen your chances of this by wrapping your soaps right after they are out of the mold.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Why is My Melt and Pour Soap Dissolving So Fast?

While a softer bar of soap is great for nourishing the skin, it is more likely to dissolve quickly in water. So, you can add some extra oil to your soap to moisturize. However, adding too much will make your bar very soft and it will dissolve quickly in the shower.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Do I Swirl Melt and Pour Soap?Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Do I Swirl Melt and Pour Soap?

While it is possible to swirl mp soap, it is a bit trickier to swirl compared to cp soaps. On its own melt and pour soap won’t swirl. Instead, the colors will mix before the soap hardens. So, you need to add a cosmetic powder, like clay, fruit, or veggie powders. This will slightly thicken the soap and create tension between the two colors that are gong to create the swirl. We did this in our own Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe!

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Why Won’t My Melt and Pour Soap Lather?

There are a few possible answers to this question. First off, soap can loose its lather due to an excess of oils and herbs being added to the bar. Also, some types of our soap base use ingredients that naturally lather better.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Why is My Soap Not Hardening?

If your melt and pour soap isn’t hardening, then it could be due to adding too much oil. Whether the culprit is fragrance oil, carrier oil, or both, it is most likely that this excess oil is to blame. Another possibility is that the soap was overheated, which resulted in a break down in the soaps that prevents it from working properly.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Can You Use Essential Oils in Melt and Pour Soap?

Of course! Many essential oils can be used in soap making and the rules for using them safely are just like the ones for fragrance oils. So, you need to check the IFRA sheet to determine usage rates and figure out whether the specific essential oil is body safe. You can find this IFRA statement on the page of each individual essential oil that we carry. Many are body safe scents, but some are not considered safe for prolonged skin contact.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Do I Color Melt and Pour Soap?Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Do I Color Melt and Pour Soap?

We have soap dye, soap colorants, and powdered herbs that can be used to color your homemade soaps. The soap dyes are great for solid color soaps, but tend to bleed when used in layered soap. Also, the white soap base will provide a more pastel color and the clear soap will give a more true color. The FUN Soap Colorants are vibrant colors that are more true in all soap bases. Lastly, the natural form of coloring soaps is cosmetic herbs, which are perfect for a rustic or natural look. Just be aware that herbs can oxidize over time and cause discoloration of the soap.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Do You Offer Melt and Pour Soap Recipes?

Of course! We have a wide variety of melt and pour soap recipes and soap making ideas. On the top of the website you will see a box with the words “Free Recipes & Classes”. After you click on this fine the melt and pour soap recipes and you will find all of our recipes using mp soap.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Soap Making Kits?

Yes! We have the Melt and Pour Soap Kit available with options to choose either Goats Milk MP Soap or Ultra Clear MP Soap.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Why Won’t My Soap Frosting Setup on My Melt and Pour Soap?Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Why Won’t My Soap Frosting Setup on My Melt and Pour Soap?

If you are making cupcake soap wholesale, then the frosting is a pretty big deal. You are going to want to use the whipped soap base, melt and pour soap, and vegetable glycerin. The soap base allows the frosting to harden on the cupcake, while the vegetable glycerin allows for a little flexibility.  If you are curious and thinking, “How do I make melt and pour soap frosting?”, then check out our Soap Frosting Recipe to see how we make the frosting for our soap cupcakes. While the recipe goes into more detail, basically it is equal parts of mp soap base and whipped soap base with 5% of vegetable glycerin and fragrance oil all whipped into a frosting consistency.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: I Would Like to Know If Most Recipes are Showing Oils Measured in Weight Ounces Or in Fluid Ounces?

In our soap recipes we will use weight ounces. We do this because weight ounces are more accurate than fluid ounces. So, we highly recommend weighing your ingredients using a gram scale. This will allow you to be precise in your measurements and prevent accidental mix ups.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: What is the Best Way to Wrap Melt and Pour Soap?

There are a few different ways that you can package your finished soaps. We prefer to use shrink wrap, but you can use ziplock bags, or a decorative box.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Should Soap Be Stored?

After your soap is wrapped, you can store it in a cool, dry place for later use.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Any Melt and Pour Soap Recipes with Shea Butter?Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Any Melt and Pour Soap Recipes with Shea Butter?

We sure do! If you go to the Shea Butter Melt and Pour Soap page of the website and click on the Recipe tab, you will see all kinds of melt and pour soap recipes. For example, we have the Zebra Print Soap Recipe and the Graffiti Melt and Pour Soap Recipe that both use shea butter mp soap.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: History of Soap

Today, there are all kinds of different types of soap from melt and pour soap recipes to commercially made soaps. However, the first soaps ever made weren’t too fancy. In fact, the first known use of soap was by ancient Babylonians that used animal fats and ashes as their ingredients. If you want to learn more interesting  soap facts, then check out History of Soap and Soap Interesting Facts by Soap History.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Ask Us Your QuestionsCommon Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Ask Us Your Questions

Hopefully, this blog was helpful in learning a bit more about melt and pour soap. If you have anything else that you aren’t sure of, then please ask us your questions. One easy way to reach out and talk to us is social media. We have an account on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents), and Instagram (@ngscents).

Jun
12

Independence Day Soap Recipe


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Independence Day Soap RecipeIndependence Day Soap Recipe

If you are looking for festive and patriotic melt and pour soap recipes, then you may want to try Natures Garden’s Independence Day Soap Recipe. This free soap recipe give you step by step instructions on how to create this unique soap. Plus, we have available many of the soap-making supplies and ingredients that you need to make this soap recipe! So, get started on of the best melt and pour soap making recipes and get ready for some more fun this Fourth of July!

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap
Independent Fragrance Oil
Epsom Salt
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant
Whipped Soap Base
Square Loaf Mold
Embed Mold- Stars
Vegetable Glycerin
Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
8 oz. Clear Bullet Bottle
24/410 White Fine Mist Sprayer

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Other Needed Equipment

Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Rubbing Alcohol
Hand Mixer
Knife
Cutting Board
Microwave
Scale
Cookie Sheet
Wax Paper

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Clean and Prepare

Before you begin creating your melt and pour soap recipe, you should make sure that your equipment and work area are ready to use. So, clean off a surface to work on and make sure you have a clean microwave available. Then, gather your equipment and supplies to ensure that you have everything you’ll need. Also, you will want to make sure that your equipment has been cleaned and is ready to use. This will make sure that your crafting goes as smoothly as possible, which will make it more fun, too!

 Independence Day Soap Recipe: Total Weights for First Layer

285 grams Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap
12 grams Independent Fragrance Oil

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Preparing a White LayerIndependence Day Soap Recipe: Preparing a White Layer

First, you are going to be creating the white layer for your soaps. So, weigh out 285 grams of the Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap Base and melt it. Make sure to use thirty second intervals in the microwave. Once your soap is liquid, you can add in 12 grams of the Independence Fragrance Oil. Stir the mixture well to incorporate the scent fully into the soap base.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Pouring the White Layer

Next, you are going to pour the scented soap into your soap mold. Once all of this mixture has been added to your square loaf mold, you will need to release any trapped air bubbles. So, take your bottle of rubbing alcohol and lightly spray the top of this layer. Make sure that you allow this layer to completely set up before moving on to the next step. Otherwise, you may pour your soap too soon and cause the color of your layers to mix.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Total Amounts for Second Layer

285 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
12 grams Independent Fragrance Oil
3 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Preparing a Red LayerIndependence Day Soap Recipe: Preparing a Red Layer

Now, you are going to be creating the first red layer for your soap recipe. So, weigh 285 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap and melt it in a microwave. Remember to use thirty second intervals to avoid burning. After your soap has melted, add in 12 grams of our Independent Fragrance Oil and 3 drops of the Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant. Once everything has been mixed well you’re ready for the next step.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Pouring the Second LayerIndependence Day Soap Recipe: Pouring the Second Layer

Now, you are ready to pour your red layer. Start by lightly spraying the top of your previous layer with rubbing alcohol to make sure these layers stick together well. Then, carefully pour your mixture into the mold. After, spray the top of this layer with rubbing alcohol to release any trapped air bubbles. Make sure that your soap sets up completely before you move on to your next step.

 Independence Day Soap Recipe: Total Weight for the Third Layer

285 grams Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap
12 grams Independent Fragrance Oil

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Creating and Pouring the Third LayerIndependence Day Soap Recipe: Creating and Pouring the Third Layer

Next, you are going to be creating another white layer for your melt and pour soap. So, melt another 285 grams Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap. Then, add 12 grams of the Independent Fragrance Oil to the mp soap. Once everything is mixed, you are ready to add this layer to your soap mold. So, lightly spray the top of your previous layer with rubbing alcohol. After you carefully pour your entire mixture into the mold, lightly spray the top with rubbing alcohol to release air bubbles. Make sure to wait until this layer has completely hardened before moving on to the next layer.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Total Amounts for Fourth Layer

285 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
3 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
12 grams Independent Fragrance Oil

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Creating and Pouring the Fourth LayerIndependence Day Soap Recipe: Creating and Pouring the Fourth Layer

Now, you are going to create the second red layer. So, measure and melt 285 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. Then, add in 3 drops of Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant and 12 grams of the fragrance oil. After everything is mixed, spray the top of the previous soap layer and carefully pour this layer into the mold. Then, spray with rubbing alcohol to remove air bubbles. While you are waiting for this layer is set up, you can move on to preparing the embed soaps and Epsom salt.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Total Amounts for the Blue Sprinkles

 20 grams Epsom Salt
3 drops Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant
1 gram Independent Fragrance Oil

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Coloring the Epsom SaltIndependence Day Soap Recipe: Coloring the Epsom Salt

Next, you are going to prepare the Epsom salt. So, weigh out 20 grams of Epsom salt and add it to a Ziplock bag. Also, add 3 drops of Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant and 1 gram of Independent Fragrance Oil to the bag. Now, seal the bag and mix everything together until you have a vibrant blue colored salt.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Total Amounts for the Red Sprinkles

 20 grams Epsom Salt
3 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
1 gram Independent Fragrance Oil

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Coloring the Red Sprinkles Independence Day Soap Recipe: Coloring the Red Sprinkles

This process will be almost exactly the same as the blue sprinkles, but this one uses 3 drops of the Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant instead of the blue soap colorant. So, combine the Epsom salt, soap colorant, and fragrance in a ziplock bag. Just like before, you will need to mix everything in the bag to incorporate the color and scent oil. Once you are done, you will have both the red and blue colored salt to sprinkle on your soaps! Since we don’t have the topping on yet, you can just set both colors aside to use later.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Total Amounts for the Red Star Embeds

40 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
1 drop Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
2 grams Independent Fragrance Oil

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Creating the Red Soap EmbedsIndependence Day Soap Recipe: Creating the Red Soap Embeds

Next, we are going to prepare our star embeds for the top of our melt and pour soap. Weigh and melt 40 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. Then, add in a drop of Tomato Red Soap Colorant and 2 grams of fragrance. Mix well and pour this soap into the star shaped embed mold. Make sure to spray the top with rubbing alcohol to release air bubbles. While you are waiting for these soaps to completely set up before removing them, you can move on to the next step.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Total Weight for the Blue Curls

70 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
3 grams Independent Fragrance Oil
3 grams Vegetable Glycerin
2 drops Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Preparing the Blue Curls

Before creating the soap, you will want to line a cookie sheet with wax paper. Then, you can melt 70 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap in the microwave using thirty second intervals. Afterward, add 3 grams of your fragrance oil and 2 drops of the Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant. Also, add 3 grams of Vegetable Glycerin to make the soap more flexible. Once you stir in blend everything together, pour the soap onto the cookie sheet. Allow the soap to completely set up before trying to cut out strips.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Creating the Blue Curls

Now, you are going to use a knife to cut strips out of the soap. You want strips that are about a quarter inch wide and approximately four or five inches long. Once your strip is cut, wind them into a spring-like shape.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Total Weight for Whipped Soap Topping

150 grams Whipped Soap Base
150 grams Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap Base
15 grams Independent Fragrance Oil
15 grams Vegetable Glycerin

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Creating the Whipped Soap ToppingIndependence Day Soap Recipe: Creating the Whipped Soap Topping

Since your fourth layer should be set up by now, you are ready to create your whipped soap topping. So, weigh out 150 grams of Whipped Soap Base, 15 grams of Independent Fragrance Oil, and 15 grams of Vegetable Glycerin. Next, whip these ingredients together using a hand mixer. Once you reach a whipped cream consistency, then you can set this mixture aside momentarily.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Adding the Melt and Pour SoapIndependence Day Soap Recipe: Adding the Melt and Pour Soap

Now, you are going to need to prepare the melt and pour soap for your whipped topping. Weigh out 150 grams of the Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap Base in a separate bowl. Then, melt the soap in the microwave using thirty second intervals. Once your soap is melted you are going to add it to your whipped soap mixture. But, make sure you are ready to move quickly after this point. After adding the mp soap, use your hand mixer to get the mixture to a frosting consistency.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Adding the Whipped Soap Topping

Finally, you are ready to add your whipped topping to your soap loaf. First, lightly spray the top of your layered soap with rubbing alcohol. Then, you can begin to add your whipped soap topping to your soap. Make sure to move quickly enough that your soap doesn’t set up before it is added to the top. Once the top of your soap is covered, you are ready to decorate!

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Decorating the Top of Your SoapIndependence Day Soap Recipe: Decorating the Top of Your Soap

Lastly, you are ready to decorate the top of your soap. You will want to sprinkle both your red and blue Epsom salt sprinkles over the top of your soap. Also, add your embed starts and blue curls. We chose to add two blue curls on either side of each red star, but you can decorate them in a different way if you’d like. After you have your soap decorated and the whipped topping has set up, you can remove your soap from the mold and begin cutting it into bars.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: More Fun for Independence Day

If you are looking for even more fun ideas for Independence Day, then check out this No-Bake Cheesecake Flag Cake on Allrecipes. This delicious dessert is perfect for a July Fourth cook out or even just to celebrate at home. The scrumptious cheesecake is topped with berries that make it look just like an American flag! So, this is a recipe that is perfect for such a patriotic holiday.

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Ask Us AnythingIndependence Day Soap Recipe: Ask Us Anything

Hope that you enjoyed this melt & pour soap recipe. If you have any questions about this soap recipe or other creations, then ask just ask us. You can find us at the NG store, on the phone, or online. If you’d like to talk to us online, we would recommend finding us on social media, as it is fast and easy! You can find us on Facebook, Instagram (@ngscents), and Twitter (@ngscents). Hope you have a wonderful Fourth of July. Have some fun and be safe!

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!

May
23

What Is Melt and Pour Soap?


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What Is Melt and Pour Soap?What Is Melt and Pour Soap?

Some of our newbie customers have been curious and asking, What Is Melt and Pour Soap? So, we are going to talk a little bit about use, ingredients, and some simple recipes that are perfect for beginners. Melt and pour is the simplest way to have some fun with soap and create beautiful bath and body products that are great for your skin. If you have never tried MP soap, then you are really in for a treat. This product can be used to create anything from fun soaps like the Happy Hippo Soap Crayons Recipe to gorgeous recipes like the scrumptious Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap Recipe. No matter what recipe or soap mold you start out with, you are sure to have a create time creating something unique and great for your skin.

What Is Melt and Pour Soap?: How Do You Use Melt and Pour Soap?What Is Melt and Pour Soap?: How Do You Use Melt and Pour Soap?

One of the absolute best parts of Melt and Pour Soap is that it is super easy to use! All you need to do is cut and heat. Since the base is perforated, you can easily cut a few squares, each weighing about an ounce, off the block. Then, you can put these in a microwave safe bowl and heat them in thirty second intervals. Just make sure that you stir your soap in between these intervals. After it has been melted you can add about 0.5 to 1 tablespoon of fragrance oil to your soap depending on the usage. Further, you can color you melted base and use soap molds to create exactly what you want!

What Is Melt and Pour Soap?: Melt and Pour Soap KitWhat Is Melt and Pour Soap?: Melt and Pour Soap Kit

If you are just getting into the whole thing of making melt and pour soap, then you may want to try out our Melt and Pour Soap Kit. This kit will come with all of the ingredients that you need to create soap melt and pour soaps. You can choose between Goat’s Milk and Ultra Clear MP soap base. Also, you relieve all four of the following unique fragrance oils; Sweet Pea Fragrance Oil, Best Friends Fragrance Oil, Oatmeal Milk and Honey Fragrance Oil, and a lovely Lavender Fragrance Oil. Plus, you even receive both red and blue soap dyes, which you can use to make red, blue, or even purple soaps! Finally, you will receive two soap molds to choose between, which are the decorative oval and the angel heart molds.

What Is Melt and Pour Soap? What is Melt and Pour Soap Made of?What Is Melt and Pour Soap? What is Melt and Pour Soap Made of?

Melt and Pour Soap is made of 50% soap and 50% solvents to create a luxurious bar of soap that is able to be reshaped and crafted. Although MP soap contains soap and has the same properties, some melt and pour soaps are actually classified as “cosmetic products” by the FDA. This classification change is for MP soap that use detergents to enhance the quality, performance, or clarity of the bars. 

All of the MP soap bases contain a few of the same ingredients, which are Glycerin, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Myristate, Sodium Cocoate, and Coconut oil. The Glycerin is put in to attract moisture to your skin and actually have a higher percentage of glycerin than many store bought soaps that will dry your skin. Also, the Sodium Stearate, Sodium Myristate, and Sodium Cocoate are all cleansing agents in the soap. Then, the coconut oil is added to each soap base to ensure that it has enriching oils that care for the skin. Additionally, all of the white soap bases use some titanium dioxide to maintain the color.

What Is Melt and Pour Soap?: Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap IngredientsWhat Is Melt and Pour Soap?: Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Ingredients

While there are some ingredients that remain constant in all MP soap bases, the Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap base has a few ingredients that set it apart from the rest. This soap base contains Palm Oil, Sunflower Oil, and Cocoa Butter, which are all wonderful for skin care and keeping your skin feeling refreshed. Plus, this base doesn’t use any detergents, is SLS free, and is gluten free. One fun and simple recipe that you can create using this melt and pour soap base is the Vanilla Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe. This will exfoliate, cleanse, and moisturize your skin all in one bar!

What Is Melt and Pour Soap?: Goat's Milk Melt and Pour Soap IngredientsWhat Is Melt and Pour Soap?: Goat’s Milk Melt and Pour Soap Ingredients

Next, we have the Goat’s Milk Melt and Pour Soap with ingredients that will take great care of your skin. This recipe includes both Sunflower Oil and Palm Oil. Also, this soap base doesn’t use detergents, is SLS free, and is gluten free. Furthermore, this soap base recipe includes goat’s milk, which is known for providing skin with a youthful glow! One simple and effective way to utilize this wonderful soap is our Solid Sugar Scrub Recipe. This recipe is cute, simple, and so much fun to create!

What Is Melt and Pour Soap?: Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap IngredientsWhat Is Melt and Pour Soap?: Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Ingredients

Another option for soap making is the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap base. This MP soap base includes some different ingredients that make the bar that much more effective, which include detergents so be sure to label accordingly. Both the Sodium Laureth Sulfate and the Sodium Laurate are used in soaps to increase the lather, so this bar is sure to suds up! The Triethanolamine in this soap base reduces the surface tension of water, emulsifies the oils and water, and balances the PH of the bar. The Propylene Glycol is in the soap base to retain moisture and emulsify the oils and water. One fun recipe that you can create using this soap base is the Salt Water Taffy Soap Recipe, which uses four vibrant colors to create some adorable salt water taffy soaps!

What Is Melt and Pour Soap?: Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap IngredientsWhat Is Melt and Pour Soap?: Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap Ingredients

Also, the lovely Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap has some other skin loving ingredients that not every soap base has. These unique ingredients are Palm Oil, Sunflower Oil, and Hemp Oil, which are added to help moisturize and care for your skin. Plus, this MP soap base doesn’t use detergents, is SLS free, and is gluten free. You can use this soap base in the Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe, which uses two layers of soap and some star anise to create a beautifully rustic soap recipe. This is a simple way to make an elegant design for you soaps.

What Is Melt and Pour Soap?: Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap Melt and Pour Soap IngredientsWhat Is Melt and Pour Soap?: Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap Melt and Pour Soap Ingredients

Another fun soap base that you can try in your own homemade cosmetic recipes is the Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap Melt and Pour Soap. If you are looking for some great melt and pour soap making supplies, then you may want to give this a try. The Mango Butter soap base includes luscious Mango Butter, Palm Oil, and Sunflower Oil along with the typical mp soap ingredients. Further, this soap base doesn’t use any detergents, is SLS free, and is gluten free. Also, you can include this skin loving soap in recipes like the Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap Recipe. So, you will be able to create a gorgeous bar of soap quickly and simply!

What Is Melt and Pour Soap?: Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap IngredientsWhat Is Melt and Pour Soap?: Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap Ingredients

Also, you can create some fun soaps with the Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap base. This soap base contains some additional ingredients, like Palm Oil, Sunflower Oil, and Oat Kernal, which care for and are gentle with your skin. Plus, this soap base doesn’t contain any added detergents, no SLS, and is completely gluten free. An easy recipe that you can create with this sensitive soap base is the Pooch Smooch Solid Shampoo Bar Recipe. All you have to do is melt the soap, mix the ingredients, and pour it all into the mold. Then, you will have some soap that is gentle and cleansing enough for your precious pup!

What Is Melt and Pour Soap?: Shea Butter Melt and Pour Soap IngredientsWhat Is Melt and Pour Soap?: Shea Butter Melt and Pour Soap Ingredients

Additionally, you can use the Shea Butter Melt and Pour Soap to create some wonderful bath and body products! This soap base uses Palm Oil, Sunflower Oil, and Shea Butter that are perfect for replenishing the skin. Another bonus is that this base doesn’t use any detergents, is SLS free, and is gluten free. Plus, you can use this soap base to create simple and effective recipes like the Shaving Soap for Sensitive Skin Recipe!

What Is Melt and Pour Soap?: SLS Free Glycerin Melt and Pour Soap IngredientsWhat Is Melt and Pour Soap?: SLS Free Glycerin Melt and Pour Soap Ingredients

Another great option for soap making is the SLS Free Glycerin Melt and Pour Soap. This soap base is perfect for anyone that wants to use diamond clear, but needs something more moisturizing. The Sodium Laurate provides a light lather. The Triethanolamine in this soap base reduces the surface tension of water, emulsifies, and balances the PH. The Propylene Glycol is there to retain moisture and emulsify. Also, the Sorbitol  improves clarity of the soap and m moisturizes. Since this recipe uses detergents to enhance the bar, you need  to label the ingredients on your finished products. We used this skin loving cosmetic product in our fun and simple crayon soap recipe.

What Is Melt and Pour Soap?: Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap IngredientsWhat Is Melt and Pour Soap?: Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap Ingredients

Next, take a look at the Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap base. It includes Palm Oil and Sunflower Oil nourish the skin. Further, this soap base uses real yogurt to pamper your body. Plus, this base doesn’t use any detergents, is SLS free, and is gluten free. You can use this soap base in the delightful Perfectly Pampered Shaving Soap Recipe to create products with quality ingredients that are sure to care for your body and leave you feeling fantastic.

What Is Melt and Pour Soap?: Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap IngredientsWhat Is Melt and Pour Soap?: Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap Ingredients

Another good soap base you can use is the Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap. This recipe includes Sunflower Oil, Palm Oil, and Soya Milk, which are all great for skin care! Furthermore, this base doesn’t use any detergents, is SLS free, and is gluten free. You can include this lovely soap base in the Solid Pink Salt Scrub Recipe.The cleansing power of this soap base combined with the Pink Himalayan Salt and luxurious oils is perfect for a nice soak in the bath. 

What Is Melt and Pour Soap?: Honey Melt and Pour Soap IngredientsWhat Is Melt and Pour Soap?: Honey Melt and Pour Soap Ingredients

The Honey Melt and Pour Soap is another great soap base that has some skin loving ingredients. This MP soap has Palm Oil, Sunflower Oil, and some actual honey added to the typical recipe. You can tell that the ingredient is actual honey because the color of the soap changes. This change is dependent on the types of flowers that are available for the bees, so  this can change based on the season and location. Additionally, this soap base has sorbital, which is used to improve the clarity of the base. Another positive is that this base doesn’t use any detergents, is SLS free, and is gluten free. Also, you can use this wonderful base to create some wonderful homemade recipes with this Melt and Pour Soap, like the Loofah Honey Melt and Pour Soap Recipe. This recipe is a fun, simple way to create some moisturizing and exfoliating soaps!

If you are curious about the color of honey, then check out what the National Honey Board has to say about Honey Color and Flavor.

What Is Melt and Pour Soap?: Talk to UsWhat Is Melt and Pour Soap?: Talk to Us

We hope that all of our new soap makers out there were able to learn something from our MP soap blog. If any of you have questions about things we didn’t cover, then feel free to talk to us. We are always happy to answer a question. You can find us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, we are available on both Instagram and Twitter and you can find us with @ngscents.

Mar
29

Our Favorite Soap Making Recipes


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Our Favorite Soap Making RecipesOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes

Today, we will talk about our favorite soap making recipes.  Here at Natures Garden, we love soap making.  Whether we are making melt and pour soap or cold process soap, it is one of our favorite things to do.  So, we thought we would share our top ten cold process soap recipes and our top ten melt and pour soap recipes.  Perhaps you are looking for a new product to add to your soap line or a craft maker looking for a new project idea.  Well, below, you will find the Natures Garden staff’s favorite handcrafted soap making recipes.

Our Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Melt and Pour Soap

First, we will talk about our favorite melt and pour soap.  Natures Garden carries a variety of natural soap bases that can be used.  In fact, in the recipes below, you really can use any of the Natures Garden soap bases.  Melt and pour soap making is the easiest soap making process.  It is perfect for beginners, but for those that have been making soap for years can find more advanced soap making recipes as well.  While you can use many techniques when creating melt and pour that can get more complicated, it can simply be melted in the microwave and added to a mold.  This makes melt and pour soap making the easiest way to start your soap making journey.

Coconut Lime Verbana Soap Bowl RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Coconut Lime Verbana Soap Bowl Recipe

Our first handmade soap making recipe is the Coconut Lime Verbana Soap Bowl Recipe.  This is the perfect soap for those summer months.  It is also made completely of melt and pour soap from the outer brown soap bowl to the straw and little guests soaps found inside.  In addition, with summer right around the corner, Natures Garden’s Coconut Lime Verbana Fragrance Oil is PERFECT!

Chocolate Orchid Melt and Pour Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Chocolate Orchid Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Next, the Chocolate Orchid Melt and Pour Soap Recipe.  This soap making recipe is another favorite here at Natures Garden.  Scented with Chocolate Orchid Fragrance Oil and Topped with whipped soap base, this is now only a beautiful soap, it smells amazing as well.  With shades of purple as well as brown, this melt and pour soap recipe is perfect for the upcoming spring and summer months.

Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

The next melt and pour soap on our list of our favorite soap making recipes is the Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap.  This soap uses the mango melt and pour soap base along with clear soap base to create a layered melt and pour soap.  In addition, we embedded a loofah to help exfoliate your skin.  We also love the crisp tropical aroma of Grapefruit Mango Fragrance Oil.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes:  Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap Recipe

Now, let’s talk about the Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap Recipe.  Let me tell you, this is my absolute favorite recipe on the Natures Garden website.  This was one that I had wanted to make for quite some time and it looked even better when it was finished than I ever imagined.  I wouldn’t recommend this melt and pour soap recipe for beginners, it will take some practice, but is well worth the effort.  Vegetable glycerin was added to the melt and pour soap to give it flexibility, allowing it to be rolled.  In addition, we added Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil to give the soap its amazing scent!  We filled the rolled mp soap with the whipped soap base.  So, be prepared to move, it can setup quickly.  But, as you can see, the results are FABULOUS!

Chamomile Clay Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes:  Chamomile Clay Soap Recipe

The Chamomile Clay Soap Recipe is a wonderful combination of soothing clay and whole herbal chamomile flowers.  This layered soap contains a top layer of clay soap with an exfoliating bottom layer embedded with chamomile.  Finally, we scented this melt and pour soap recipe with Watercress and Aloe Fragrance Oil.  This recipe is perfect for both beginners and advanced soap makers alike.

Activated Charcoal Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe

Now, let’s look at Natures Garden’s Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe.  This recipe will also show you how to layer soap.  The bottom clear layer is embedded with poppy seeds for exfoliation.  Then, the top layer contains the power ingredient of activated charcoal.  Activated charcoal is wonderful for drawing toxin.  However, we kicked the soap up a notch by adding mica.  The diamond dust mica to give the soap a galaxy swirl.  Lastly, it is scented with the magnificent Blackened Amethyst Fragrance Oil.

Floating Ducky Melt and Pour Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Floating Ducky Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

This next recipe is perfect for the bath time.  Your kids or client’s kids will love the Floating Ducky Melt and Pour Soap Recipe.  So, what makes this soap float?  The blue whipped soap base the rubber ducky soap sits on.  So, it will actually float while the kids bathe.  The kids will love their bath again when this melt and pour soap is placed in the tub!  In addition, we scented the soap with Baby Clean Fragrance Oil.

Mechanics Melt and Pour Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Mechanics Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

The Mechanics Melt and Pour Soap Recipe is any easy way to create a swirled soap making recipe.  We are able to create swirls with the addition of clay and powders.  This melt and pour soap is scented with Fresh Squeezed Orange Fragrance Oil.

Metallic Kiss Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Metallic Kiss Soap Recipe

This next Natures Garden Recipe is a cool soap making recipe with a shimmering effect.  You can use the clear soap base along with some silver or gold mica to create a fun metal like finish.  We scented the Metallic Kiss Soap Recipe with Love Juice Fragrance Oil.  Why is this one of our favorite soap making recipes?  Well, because, who doesn’t like a little shiny bling?  It is fun and simple to create.  With this technique, you can turn any of our FUN Soap Colorant into a metallic colorant.  In fact, I personally have added mica to many of my FUN Soap Colorant, adding a little bit of extra vegetable glycerin to have ready ahead of time.

Peeps Bunny Cupcake SoapOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes:  Peeps Bunny Cupcake Soap Recipe

Finally, in our favorite melt and pour soap recipes, our Peeps Bunny Cupcake Soap.  This fun soap is perfect for Easter, but who doesn’t love bunnies?  It really can be used year round.  The cupcake base uses melt and pour soap along with the whipped soap base.  This adorable cupcake soap is then topped with a bunny created with the Peeps bunny mold.  In addition, the bunny is coated with sugar to give your soap exfoliating properties.  We scented these handcrafted soap cupcakes with strong and true Lemon Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden Soap Making Supplies.

Our Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Cold Process Soap Recipes

At this time, we will talk about our favorite cold process soap making recipes.  Cold process soap, for those just learning, is created completely from scratch.  It is a fun process giving you the ability to create swirls and use many other fun techniques.  Below, we will show you our ten favorite cold process soap recipes.

World Peace Cold Process Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes:  World Peace Cold Process Soap Recipe

The first cp soap tutorial in our top ten is our World Peace Cold Process Soap Recipe.  This soap making recipe uses many of the FUN Soap Colorants to create vibrantly colored swirls.  In addition, we used a peace sign mold along with Natures Garden Peace Fragrance Oil.

Wine Cold Process Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes:  Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next, our Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe uses real wine.  It creates a wonderful soap with many skin loving oils and butters.  It is made with coconut oil, sunflower oil, and many others.  Not only does this fragrance use actual wine, it is also scented with Natures Garden’s Merlot Wine Fragrance Oil.

Shampoo Bar Cold Process Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes:  Shampoo Bar Cold Process Soap Recipe

Now, we will look at the Shampoo Bar Cold Process Soap Recipe.  This recipe is used for your hair, similarly to a regular shampoo.  The only difference is that the shampoo is in a solid form.  It uses oils and butters that will treat your hair and leave it feeling amazing.

Beer Cold Process Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes:  Beer Cold Process Soap Recipe

Our Beer Cold Process Soap Recipe is another favorite.  This recipe is not only a favorite among staff member, but it’s also a customer favorite. First, it is scented with Natures Garden Stud Fragrance Oil.  In addition, it uses actual beer instead of a portion of water.

Royal Honey Bee Cold Process Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Royal Honey Bee Cold Process Soap Recipe

Our fourth recipe on our list of our favorite cold process soap making recipe is the Royal Honey Bee Cold Process Soap Recipe.  This recipe incorporates real honey into the soap.  This free tutorial will walk you through creating your own honey soap.  This cp soap making recipe also uses Natures Garden’s Nectarine and Honey Fragrance Oil.  We also used bee pollen powder in this soap recipe.

Cold Process Shaving Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes:  Cold Process Shaving Soap Recipe

This Cold Process Shaving Soap Recipe is perfect to use when shaving.  We added clay to this soap recipe that will help soothe and protect your skin.  This soap contains skin loving oils like lanolin and castor oil.  In addition, they are placed in our sleek low profile jars that allow your products to stand out.  Finally, this shaving soap is scented with Black Ops Fragrance Oil, a very popular masculine scent from Natures Garden Soap Making Supplies.

Caramel Custard Cold Process SoapOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Caramel Custard Cold Process Soap

Next, on our list of our favorite soap making recipes is our Caramel Custard Cold Process Soap.  This uses Natures Garden’s Caramel Custard Fragrance Oil.  However, there is something very unique about this soap making recipe.  We used evaporated milk when creating this soap.  Let me tell you, it felt amazing on my skin.

Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process SoapOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap

This next soap making recipe is a true indulgence for your skin.  Our Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap is one of my personal favorite recipe.  Not only does it look delicious, it also contains organic cocoa powder and Natures Garden’s Hot Fudge Brownies Fragrance Oil.

Lavender Cold Process SoapOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes:  Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe

Now, let’s talk about our Lavender Cold Process Soap.  This cp soap recipe uses one of Natures Garden’s most popular cold process soap scents, Lavender Martini Fragrance Oil.  This fragrance oil puts a twist on the always popular lavender aroma.  Not only does it smell amazing, it performs extremely well in cp soap.  In addition to the scent, this soap is topped with real dried lavender.

Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes:  Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap

Finally, we have the Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap.  This cp soap recipe uses actual pumpkin puree in the recipe.  It is scented with the Pumpkin Apple Butter Fragrance Oil.  This soap not only looks amazing, it smells amazing and feels fabulous on your skin.  This soap is topped with a dollop of white soap to give it a pumpkin pie look.  So, not only does it leave your skin feeling great, it also looks great.  Just imagine how impressed your guest or customers would be to find pumpkin soap in the bathroom during Thanksgiving.

For even more fragrance fun craft ideas, be sure to check out our recipe box.  Here, you will find not only more soap making recipes, but also candle and cosmetic recipes.  For those that are just starting out you can also find free printable classes in our recipe box.  Don’t forget to follow us on our Facebook page.  You can find us on Twitter and Instagram @ngscents.

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.

Feb
02

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe


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Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap RecipeMoonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe

Our next soap project is a swirled melt and pour soap project.  While cold process soap is often swirled, melt and pour soap can be a little harder to get the same type of swirl.  However, with the addition of clays and powders, it can be done.  Our Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe was inspired uses Natures Garden’s Moonlight Tuberose Fragrance Oil.  We were since the fragrance oil itself contains notes of both jasmine and vanilla, we were inclined to incorporate whole jasmine flowers as well as vanilla powder.

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap
Moonlight Tuberose Fragrance Oil
French Green Clay Powder
Rose Clay Powder
Kaolin Clay Powder
Vanilla Powder
Vegetable Glycerin
Square Loaf Mold Market Mold
Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
Jasmine Flowers Whole
Whipped Soap Base
Mitre Box
Cutter for Mitre Box
Natures Garden Soap Apron
4 oz Clear Bullet Bottle
Black Fine Mist Sprayer 20/410

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Other Ingredients and Supplies That You Will Need

Mixing Bowls
Microwave
Scale
Mixing Spoons
Rubbing Alcohol
Cutting Board
Knife
Disposable Cups (4)
Hand Mixer

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: A Closer Look at Some of the Ingredients

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Moonlight Tuberose Fragrance Oil

Before we begin, let’s take a look at the fragrance oil that we will be using.  This soapmaking project uses, what else, Moonlight Tuberose Fragrance Oil.  February 2018’s fragrance of the month. Tuberose essential oil is extremely expensive, and is used in the most exquisite fine fragrances.  We have done our very best to create a fragrance oil with the same aroma as this expensive essential oil; while adding complimentary notes to make this fragrance well-balanced.  Natures Garden’s moonlight tuberose fragrance begins with top notes of white pear and green apple;  followed by middle notes of tuberose, jasmine, lily of the valley, and ginger;  sitting on base notes of violet, ylang ylang, peach, vanilla, and fresh woods.  An NG Original fragrance!

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: French Green Powder

Next, let’s look at our first clay in this recipe.  French green clay powder is the most frequently used clay by health professionals and spas to treat skin conditions, to nourish the skin, and to remove impurities.  Green clay is light green in color when dry, but turns dark green when wetting agents are added.  French green clay is very nutritious for the skin. Due to the nutrients in French Green Clay, it is used in many cosmetics, soap, and skincare recipes.  French Green Clay powder can be added to both cold process soap and melt and pour soap recipes for increased cleansing ability and natural exfoliation.  French green clay will produce a natural green color in soap recipes.

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Rose Clay Powder

We also used rose clay powder in this soap making recipe.  Rose clay, often referred to as pink clay, is a gentle, natural clay that contains kaolinite.  Rose clay is fabulous for most skin types; including sensitive skin.  Rose clay provides gentle exfoliation, helps to draw toxins from the skin, helps to increase circulation, reduces skin irritation, and helps to reduce inflammation.  Rose clay is typically used as an ingredient in cosmetics, soap, facial masks, and mud baths; providing skin-loving minerals, but also naturally coloring your finished products.

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Kaolin White Clay Powder

Our final clay is the kaolin white clay powder.  Kaolin Clay, also called China Clay, is a white clay that is perfect for sensitive skin types.  Kaolin clay is commonly used to make mineral makeup such as foundation, eye shadow, and blush.  Natures Garden’s white clay can be used in formulations as a thickener, and added to bath bombs to harden them.   Like most clays, kaolin clay helps cleanse the skin; removing toxins.

 

 

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Prepare Your ColorantsMoonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Colorants

First, we will prepare our colorants.  We will use two shades of green, a dark red, and a white soap for this recipe.  You will need to have a total of four disposable cups. You will also need to have your clays, vanilla powder, vegetable glycerin, and colorants out.  Once you have mixed all of the powders and colorants together, you can set each one aside, for now.  We will use them in a later step.

Colorant Amounts for the Light Green SoapColorant Amounts for the Light Green Soap:

10 grams Kaolin Clay Powder
20 grams Vegetable Glycerin
2 grams Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
20 drops Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant

 

So, first, we will prepare the colorant for the light green soap.  In your first disposable cup, weigh out 10 grams of kaolin clay powder.  Then, add 20 grams of vegetable glycerin.  This will create a paste which will disperse better in your melted soap.  Next, add 2 grams of Natures Garden’s neon green FUN Soap Colorant along with 20 drops of the lime green soap dye to the cup containing the clay mixture.  Then, stir to mix the colorant completely with the clay mixture.

Colorant Amounts for the Red Soap PortionColorant Amounts for the Red Soap Portion:

10 grams of Rose Clay Powder
10 grams of Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
6 grams Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
22 grams of Vegetable Glycerin

 

Next, we will prepare the colorant for the red portion of soap.  You will need your second disposable cup.  Weigh out 10 grams of your rose clay powder.  Then, add 22 grams of vegetable glycerin.  Again, by creating a paste the colorant will disperse better in your melted soap.  Once your clay mixture is clump free, add 10 grams of Natures Garden’s neon pink FUN Soap Colorant.  In addition, add 6 grams of the tomato soap dye to the cup containing the clay mixture.  Then, stir to mix the colorant completely with the clay mixture.

Colorant Amounts for the Dark Green Soap Portion:

12 grams of French Green Clay Powder
21 grams of Vegetable Glycerin
7 grams Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant

 

 

Now, we will prepare the colorant for the dark green soap.  In your third disposable cup, weigh out 12 grams of green clay powder.  Then, add 21 grams of vegetable glycerin.  This will create a paste which will disperse better in your melted soap.  Finally, add 7 grams of Natures Garden’s neon green FUN Soap Colorant to the cup containing the clay mixture.  Then, stir to mix the colorant completely with the clay mixture.

Colorant Amounts for the White Soap PortionColorant Amounts for the White Soap Portion:

9 grams of Vanilla Powder
13 grams of Vegetable Glycerin

Lastly, we will prepare the vanilla powder for the white soap.  In your last disposable cup, weigh out 9 grams of vanilla powder.  Then, add 13 grams of vegetable glycerin.  This will create a paste which will disperse better in your melted soap.  Finally, stir to mix the vanilla powder and vegetable glycerin together.

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Prepare the Soap

Now, we will begin preparing the soap that will be used in the soap loaf.  This soap will later be divided and added to our cups containing the colorants we created.  You will need your fragrance oil and your yogurt melt and pour soap base.

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Prepare the SoapMoonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe Total Recipe Weights

1408 grams Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap
70 grams Moonlight Tuberose Fragrance Oil

First, you will need a total of 1408 grams of Natures Garden’s yogurt mp soap base.  To start, cut the soap into small cubes.  Then, use a microwave to melt the soap.  You want to melt the soap in 30-second intervals until it is melted completely.  Stir between each 30-second burst.

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Separate the SoapMoonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Separate the Soap

At this time, you will need to separate the soap.  You will need the four cups containing the colorants that you prepared earlier.  To each of your cups, add 452 grams of the melted soap.  Stir the contents of each of your cups to fully blend the colorant with the melted yogurt soap.

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Pouring the Soap Into the MoldMoonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Pouring the Soap Into the Mold

A melt and pour swirling technique makes pouring the soap into the mold a little bit different.  You will need to of the cups of soap and your square loaf mold.  It does not matter which colors you choose.  Now, place one cup in your left hand and the other in your right hand.  Pour the contents of each cup into the mold at the same time.

 

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Prepare the Whipped Soap Frosting

Now, we will prepare the whipped soap frosting.  The whipped soap base will be used to top our soap loaf.  It will have a fluffy consistency.  We will use a hand mixer to fluff the soap base.  So, you will need your hand mixer.  We will also be adding vegetable glycerin along with yogurt melt and pour soap.  By adding melt and pour soap, the soap frosting will setup, making packaging your soap easier. Your frosting will harden instead of remaining soft and sticking to your packaging.

Whipped Soap Total Recipe Weights:

250 grams Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap Base
250 grams Whipped Soap Base
25 grams Vegetable Glycerin
25 grams Moonlight Tuberose Fragrance Oil
5 grams Vanilla Powder

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Whipping the Soap Base

First, weigh out 250 grams of the Natures Garden’s whipped soap base.  To the same bowl, add 25 grams of Moonlight Tuberose Fragrance Oil and 25 grams of your vegetable glycerin.  Then, use your hand mixer to fluff the whipped base to a fluffy frosting consistency.  Once you have fluffed your soap base, set this bowl aside, we will come back to it.

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Prepare the Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap

Next, you will need an empty mixing bowl.  In this bowl, weigh out 250 grams of the yogurt melt and pour soap base.  Then, use a microwave oven to melt the mp soap.  You will want to melt your soap base in 30-second increments until the soap is completely melted an in a liquid state.  You will want to stir the soap base in between each 30- second burst.  Once the soap has melted, remove it from the microwave.

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Mixing the Whipped Soap With the Yogurt Soap

Before we begin mixing the whipped soap base with the yogurt soap, I want to mention, you will need to move quickly as your soap frosting will setup very quickly.  So, add the melted yogurt soap base to the bowl containing the whipped soap.  Once again, you will need your hand mixer.  Finally, use your hand mixer to fluff the soap to that same frosting consistency.

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Topping Your Soap Loaf

Finally, we will begin topping our soap loaf.  Add the whipped soap frosting to the top of your loaf.  You will want to top your soap in the same manner you would frost a cake.  Once you have added you soap frosting, we will add a few finishing touches.  Add a couple grams of the jasmine flowers.  Lastly, dust your soap with a tiny bit of the diamond dust mica pigment.  You will not need much of the diamond dust mica pigment, less than a gram will do.  Once your soap has completely setup, use your mitre box and cutter to slice the soap loaf just like you would cut a loaf of bread.

Once your soap is created, show us your finished soap!  We would love to see homemade mp soap!  Post pictures of your Moonlight Tuberose scented swirled soap or other creations on our Facebook page!  In addition, you can find Natures Garden on both our Twitter and Instagram pages @ngscents.

If you have enjoyed this soap making recipe, then, be sure to stop by and check out our recipe box!  Whether you are a candle maker, soap maker, cosmetic maker, or just love Natures Garden fragrance oils, there is something you are sure to love in our recipe box!  Our recipe box allows you to download free PDF classes and recipes.  We offer free downloadable classes and free tutorials on soap making, candle making, cosmetic making and much more.

 

Dec
18

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe


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Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap RecipeChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe

Today, we will be showing your how to make Natures Garden’s Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe.  This free soap making tutorial uses melt and pour soap and whipped soap base.  You will learn how to make a jelly roll soap with raspberry embeds and a white chocolate drizzle.  In addition, we will scent the melt and pour soap with Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil
Organic Cocoa Powder
Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant
FUN Soap Colorant Neon Pink
FUN Soap Colorant Tomato Red
Whipped Soap Base
Vegetable Glycerin
Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
8 oz.  Clear Bullet Bottle
24/410 White Fine Mist Sprayer

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need

Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Rubbing Alcohol
Hand Mixer
Knife
Cutting Board
Microwave
Cake Pan
Wax Paper
Raspberries Mold (www.flexiblemolds.com)

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance OilChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil

First, let’s look at the fragrance oil we will be using.  This melt and pour soap recipe uses Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil.  What does Natures Garden’s chocolate raspberry drizzle scent smell like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a decadent treat that is sure to please. A rich dark chocolate accord surrounds luscious ripe raspberry tones for the fragrance signature. Green stem notes create natural appeal for the fruit character, while a generous base of velvet musk and sweet vanilla completes the yummy sensation.  An NG Original Fragrance!

Top Notes:  ripe raspberry, green stems
Mid Notes: dark chocolate
Base Notes: vanilla, musk

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Raspberry EmbedsChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Raspberry Embeds

Now, let’s begin preparing our melt and pour soap.  First, you will need to prepare your raspberry embeds.  These embeds will be used to top our chocolate raspberry drizzle rolled mp soap. Once you have prepared them, set them aside, we will use them at the very end of this recipe.  However, since they need time to setup, we will prepare them first.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for Raspberries

150 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
7 grams Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil
7 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
2 drops Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant
2 drops Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
3 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Melt and Pour SoapChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Melt and Pour Soap

Now, begin by weighing out your Natures Garden Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  In a small mixing bowl, weigh out 150 grams of the clear mp soap base.  Melt the soap in 30 second intervals until the soap is in a fluid state.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Your Fragrance Oil and Color

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Your Fragrance Oil and ColorNext, you will be adding your fragrance oil and color.  So, with your clear soap in a liquid state, add 7 grams Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil, 7 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer, 2 drops Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant, 2 drops Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant, and 3 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant.  Finally, mix to incorporate the fragrance oil and FUN Soap Colorants.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Pouring Your Soap Into the MoldChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Pouring Your Soap Into the Mold

Once you have colored and scented your soap, you will be pouring your soap into the mold.  For this soap recipe, we used a mold from flexiblemolds.com.  It is their Raspberries/Blackberries Soap & Candle Mold.  So, pour your melted soap into the cavities of this mold.  Then, spray the soap with rubbing alcohol to release any air bubbles.  Lastly, allow them to setup before removing them from the molds.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Brown SoapChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Brown Soap

In this next step, you will prepare your brown soap.  This soap will later be coated with whipped soap base and rolled, in the same manner, you would roll a jelly roll or cake roll.  You will need a pan lined with either a silicone baking mat, parchment paper, or wax paper.  Lining your pan prior to pouring the soap will make it much easier to remove from the pan once it sets up.  Since we are using fragrance oil, you will want to use a pan that is specifically for soap making.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for the Brown Soap

800 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
40 grams Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil
40 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
5 grams Organic Cocoa Powder
59 grams Vegetable Glycerin

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Brown Melt and Pour SoapChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Brown Melt and Pour Soap

Your first step is to prepare your brown melt and pour soap.  We will once again be using Natures Garden’s Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  So, weigh out 800 grams of the clear mp soap base.  You want to melt the soap for 30 seconds at a time until it is melted.  You want to be careful not to overheat the soap base.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Brown Soap ColorantChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Brown Soap Colorant

Now, you will want to prepare your brown soap colorant.  This can be done while you are waiting for your soap to melt.  You will need a very small bowl, vegetable glycerin and Natures Garden’s organic cocoa powder.  In your bowl, weigh out 5 grams of cocoa powder.  Then, add 19 grams of vegetable glycerin.  Mix until you no longer see any clumps of powder.  By dispersing the cocoa powder in vegetable glycerin, you will be able to easily and smoothly mix it into your soap base.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Your Fragrance Oil and ColorantChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Your Fragrance Oil and Colorant

Next, you will need be adding your fragrance oil and colorant.  We will also be adding some vegetable glycerin.  Adding vegetable glycerin will give the soap flexibility so it can be rolled in a later step.  So, when your clear soap is in a liquid state, add 40 grams of vegetable glycerin, the brown cocoa powder colorant you prepared, 40 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer, and 40 grams of Natures Garden Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil.  When you have the ingredients added, mix thoroughly to ensure everything is completely blended.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Pouring Your Brown SoapChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Pouring Your Brown Soap

Once everything is mixed together, you are ready to begin pouring your brown soap.  The brown soap will be poured into the wax paper lined pan you prepared.  So, pour your melted brown soap slowly into your pan.  Once you have poured the soap, spray it with rubbing alcohol to release any air bubbles.  Then, let the soap setup and remove it from the pan. Set it aside for the moment, you will come back to it in a later step.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Soap FrostingChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Soap Frosting

Now, you will prepare your soap frosting.  Once it is prepared, we will spread it on our brown soap before rolling it up.  In addition, a small amount of the soap base will be placed across the top of the soap loaf to hold the raspberries in place.  The soap frosting will consist of both mp soap and whipped soap base.  By adding melt and pour soap to the whipped soap, it will allow the whipped soap to harden while maintaining a whipped frosting look.  If you added strictly whipped soap base, the whipped soap would remain soft and your soap roll would not stay together.  You will need to move quickly through the next few steps.  The whipped soap, once mixed with the melt an pour soap, will setup pretty fast.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for the Whipped Soap

400 grams Whipped Soap Base
400 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base
40 grams  Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil
40 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
3 drops Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
2 drops Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant
6 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
40 grams Vegetable Glycerin

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Whipped Soap BaseChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Whipped Soap Base

First, you will prepare your whipped soap base.  The whipped soap base is what gives the pink filling the fluffy frosting-like consistency.  So, you will want to prepare your whipped soap in a very deep mixing bowl.  Once you have your bowl out, prepare your hand mixer.  Then, in your deep mixing bowl, weigh out 400 grams of NG’s Whipped Soap Base.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Fragrance Oil and Pink ColorantChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Fragrance Oil and Pink Colorant

Now, before you add your melt and pour soap, you will be adding fragrance oil and pink colorant.  You will also be adding vegetable glycerin.  So, to the bowl with your whipped soap base add 40 grams Vegetable Glycerin, 40 grams Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil, 40 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer, 3 drops Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant, 2 drops Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant, and 6 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant.  Finally, use your hand mixer to blend all of the ingredients.  You will want to continue to mix until you have a fluffing frosting-like consistency.  Set this bowl aside, you will come back to it in just a minute.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your MP Soap BaseChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your MP Soap Base

Next, we will be preparing some diamond clear melt and pour soap base.  This soap base will be added to this whipped soap base.  So, weigh out and melt 400 grams if your clear melt and pour soap base in the microwave.  Remember to melt the soap in 30 second intervals.  Once it is in a liquid state we will begin putting our whipped soap base together.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Finishing Your Soap FrostingChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Finishing Your Soap Frosting

The final step in finishing soap frosting is putting everything together.  Remember earlier when I said you would need to move quickly?  This is where it starts.  Once you add your melt and pour soap base to the pink whipped soap, you will need to quickly move so your can create you soap jelly roll before it sets up.  So, at this time, go ahead and add you melted soap to the bowl containing your pink whipped soap.  Then, use a hand mixer to blend it to a whipped soap frosting.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Putting Everything TogetherChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Putting Everything Together

Now, we will begin putting everything together.  You will need everything in front of you.  I highly recommend placing your brown soap on a piece of wax paper or parchment paper.  You will also need the soap raspberries you prepared earlier and your soap frosting.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Your Soap FrostingChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Your Soap Frosting

Your first step will be adding your soap frosting.  You want to spread your soap frosting across the entire surface of the brown soap.  Do this, in the same manner, you would if you were frosting a cake.  However, you do want to leave about 40 grams of whipped soap in your bowl, we will use this portion to top the loaf once it is rolled.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Rolling Your Soap LoafChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Rolling Your Soap Loaf

Finally, you will be rolling your soap loaf.  Place your soap in front of you vertically.  Then, begin rolling the soap like you would a jelly roll.  Once you have rolled your soap completely, remove any extra whipped soap you find along any edges.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Whipped ToppingChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Whipped Topping

Lastly, we will be adding a few finishing touches.  This will include both the whipped soap base and the raspberry embeds.  First, you will need the remaining whipped soap frosting.  If needed you should be able to heat it one time for about 15 seconds so it will be easier to work with.  However, you will only be able to do this one.  Next, spray the top of the rolled soap loaf with rubbing alcohol so that your whipped soap will adhere better.  Then, place the pink soap frosting across the top.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Your Raspberry EmbedsChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Your Raspberry Embeds

Finally, we will be adding your raspberry embeds.  Place the raspberry embeds directly on top of your whipped soap.  I used all but a few of mine but definitely would have had room for all of them had I placed my raspberries closer together.  Go ahead and add your raspberry embeds to your soap loaf.  Then, if need be, use a clean paper towel or cloth to wipe off any extra soap base on the brown soap before moving on.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Your White Chocolate DrizzleChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Your White Chocolate Drizzle

Your very last finishing touch will be adding your white chocolate drizzle.  The drizzle will be created using Natures Garden’s Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap.  The soap base will be scented but uncolored.  This is the final step and is done right before you begin slicing your soap.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for the White Soap:

40 grams Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
2 grams Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil
2 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Preparing Your White SoapChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Preparing Your White Soap

So, in a small mixing bowl, you will be preparing your white soap.  Weigh out and melt 40 grams of your mp soap base.  Then, 2 grams Natures Garden’s Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil and 2 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Then, stir to incorporate the fragrance oil.  Lastly, use a spoon to drizzle your soap loaf.  Allow it to setup, then slice your soap.

I hope that you have enjoyed creating this project with us!  I thoroughly enjoyed creating it for you!  In fact, this is probably my absolute favorite soap I have ever created here at Natures Garden.  I was inspired by an actual food recipe I found on Pinterest.  I will most definitely be creating this raspberry chocolate Swiss roll this weekend.  You must check it out!  If you have already tried it let me know what you think on our Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook page.