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Feb
07

Melt and Pour Soap Making Supplies


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Melt and Pour Soap Making SuppliesMelt and Pour Soap Making Supplies

One of the most common ways to create soap is to use melt and pour soap bases. We are going to be discussing all of the melt and pour soap making supplies that you will need to get started on some projects! Natures Garden has a ton of recipes, useful information, and materials on our website to help you out with soap making. As far as melt and pour, there are eleven soap bases that we carry for you to choose from. A couple of the ones we have are Shea Butter, Goat’s Milk, and Cocoa Butter. We also have some classes on our website that will help you to succeed, which are especially useful for beginner soap makers. Our Easy Directions for Making Melt and Pour Soap class will provide you with a step by step tutorial on how to make a puppy paw soap. The other class we have, How to Use Melt and Pour Soap, will teach you how to make agave lime soap.

Easy Directions for Melt and Pour: Puppy Paw Soap

There are only a few ingredients that you will need to make this recipe. In order to, you will need the 1 oz Quick Order Da Bomb Soap Dye, two pounds of Quick Order Melt and Pour Soap, and the Square Loaf Molds. The Natures Garden website has each of these ingredients readily available to all of our customers. The craft equipment you need to make melt and pour soap include a bowl, a cutting board, knife, measuring utensils and mixing spoons. Other ingredients that might be necessary are soap dyes, body safe fragrance oil, rubbing alcohol, and soap molds.

After selecting the soap base that you want to use, cut it up into cubes. Add them to your microwave safe bowl and melt them in 30 second increments until the soap is fully melted. Then, add in colorant if you want to, and a Natures Garden body safe fragrance oil. For this pet safe soap, we used the scent Pooch Smooch. This fragrance brings together a combination of sweet melon, cucumber, and hints of orange. After adding these, stir the mixture to incorporate everything together. Then, pour it into your soap mold cavities. Sometimes air bubbles can appear from pouring. To fix and remove these, spray the product with rubbing alcohol. Now, you can allow for your soap to set up! You can either let them cool down naturally, or place them in the refrigerator to speed the process up. This is one example to show just how easy it is to make recipes using melt and pour soap!

How to Use Melt and Pour Soap

We have another class on the Natures Garden website, which also shows how to make recipes using melt and pour soap. In this class, we show you how to make scented soap. For this recipe, you will need two pounds of the Quick Order Melt and Pour Soap, 1 oz of the Quick Order FUN Soap Colorants, a Natures Garden body safe fragrance oil, or a natural oil like Natural Vanilla Infusion (35 Fold), and the Basic Oval Soap Molds. Choose which ever soap base you want to work with from the eleven that we carry. Cut your base into cubes, place them in a bowl, and microwave in 30 second intervals until the soap is completely melted. Then, you can add a FUN soap colorant to it, some of the scented oil and stir. Pour the mixture into the oval molds and spray them with rubbing alcohol. Allow time for them to completely cool down. Once it has cooled down, you will have your finished product!

Melt and Pour Soap Kit

Natures Garden sells different kinds of kits that our customers can use to create a bunch of products and projects. One of these is our melt and pour soap kit to help you make homemade soap. With this kit, you can choose between either Goat’s Milk or Ultra Clear as your melt and pour soap base. It will come with a two pound slab of which ever one you choose. The kit also comes with four different samples of Natures Garden fragrance oils. Currently, we include Sweet Pea, Best Friends, Oatmeal Milk and Honey, and Lavender in this kit. Additionally, you will receive two Da Bomb liquid soap dyes in the colors currently, red and blue. Finally, this kit contains the oval decorative and angel heart soap molds. This kit makes it easy for beginners to start creating homemade soap. There is a full list of instructions included so that you can get started. Ordering additional fragrance oils, soap dyes, soap colorants, and different molds can give an endless variety to your soap making!

Our Soap Bases

Our eleven melt and pour soap bases are fairly similar to one another. They have a lot of the same ingredients and all of them are free of SLS, there are no added detergents, they are gluten free, and they have not been tested on animals. When made into soap, they lather nicely, creating plenty of bubbles and suds. These bases ease the process of soap making because making your soap will only take a few steps! Each of our bases follow the same steps. All you will need to do is cut the soap, melt it down in the microwave, and then add fragrance oil to it. Adding a scent can give more character to your product. As long as it is a body safe fragrance oil, you can choose which ever one you want from Natures Garden. You can also give character to your soap by making it colorful with a soap colorant. We sell FUN soap colorants in multiple shades, which make it easy to dye your products either light or dark.

Shea Butter Melt and Pour Soap

The first Natures Garden soap base we will discuss is Shea Butter. This is made up from vegetable glycerin, sodium stearate, sodium cocoate, sodium myristate, sunflower oil, coconut oil, palm oil, purified water, shea butter, and titanium dioxide. The combination of these ingredients creates a quality moisturizing soap product that will leave your skin feeling great. Additionally, shea butter can treat acne, reduce inflammation of the skin, and reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Since there a few holidays approaching, we wanted to share some recipes made from these soap bases that are relevant to this time of year! Our Hearts a Flutter Soap and Easter Bunny Soaps Recipe are made using this luscious base of shea butter.

Goat’s Milk Melt and Pour Soap

Our Goat’s Milk Melt and Pour Soap Base contains coconut oil, palm oil, and sunflower oil. It also has glycerin, goat’s milk, titanium dioxide, and germall plus, which is a common cosmetic preservative. Goat’s milk is an ingredient commonly added to lotions, creams, and lip balms because it is incredibly moisturizing and hydrating for the skin. It is great for people who have sensitive skin conditions such as psoriasis or eczema. Goat’s milk removes dead skin cells from different surfaces on the body to provide smooth and healthy skin. Check out this Valentines Day Bouquet Recipe craft and Solid Sugar Scrub Recipe product that we made using this base!

SLS Free Glycerin Melt and Pour Soap

Although all of the Natures Garden melt and pour bases are free of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), we decided to call this base SLS free. Each of our bases are made of 99.5% glycerin and pure deodorized double distilled coconut oil. Other ingredients in this product are propylene glycol, sodium stearate, sorbitol, sodium myristate, triethanolamine, sodium laurate, sodium cocoate, and purified water. The color of this base can vary from diamond clarity to a slightly cloudy yellowish. We have a cute and fun craft to make that is great for Valentines Day. Our Heart Soaps with Love Message Recipe is a perfect gift for the upcoming holiday. It makes red, pink, and white soap hearts that have a hidden, laminated love message for your significant other between them.

Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap

This cocoa butter melt and pour soap base contains glycerin, coconut oil, palm oil, and theobroma cacao (cocoa butter). Cocoa butter is the fat that gets separated out from cocoa beans. It has luxurious qualities to it, which is why it is commonly added to lip balms, lip glosses, lotions, scrubs, and soap. It is very nourishing and moisturizing for all skin types, including those with sensitive skin conditions like dermatitis. Both the Chocolate Dipped Bath Fizzies Recipe and our Vanilla Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe on the website are easy to follow recipes that use this cocoa butter melt and pour soap base.

Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap

Our hemp oil soap base is unscented, contains no SLS, and no added detergents. This base is made up of vegetable glycerin, coconut oil, palm oil, sunflower oil, cannabis sativa seed (hemp) oil, titanium dioxide, and a few other ingredients. Hemp oil can moisturize the skin without clogging your pores. It also hydrates the skin and can regulate the skin’s production of oil. This soap base can make products such as our Bamboo Hemp Soap and Easter Egg Soap recipes.

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

The diamond clear melt and pour soap base is used in so many of the products listed on our website. One of these is the Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap Recipe project, which is another one that is great for Valentines Day. We also have the Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe. This base can provide healthier looking skin, attracts moisture to skin, and can treat oily skin conditions. It has superior lathering qualities to it and makes your skin feel soft. Just like with the SLS free base, the diamond clear soap may range in color between diamond like clarity to a yellowish and slightly cloudy shade.

Honey Melt and Pour Soap

This honey soap base comes in a golden yellow honey colored slab. Some ingredients it contains are honey, glycerin, coconut oil, water, palm oil, and sunflower oil. Honey is a product that provides a lot of benefits to the skin. It is naturally antibacterial, which helps to prevent acne. Additionally, honey has antioxidants that can reduce the appearance of aging and wrinkles, and is soothing on the skin. Our Loofah Honey Melt and Pour Soap Recipe was made with this base.

Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap

Like the others, this oatmeal melt and pour soap has vegetable glycerin, sodium stearate, palm oil, coconut oil, and water. It also contains avena sativa (oat kernel), which gives it the oatmeal name. Oat kernel extract cleanses the skin naturally by removing dirt and oil from its surfaces. It can also reduce the size of pores and smooth the texture of your skin. One of the recipes we have on the website that was made with our oatmeal soap base are these Peeps Bunny Cupcake Soaps, which are fun to make for Easter.

The last couple of Natures Garden melt and pour soap bases that we did not mention in this blog are the Yogurt, Mango Butter, and Soya. There are also plenty of other recipes attached to each of these on our website for you to check out!

Soaping Projects

Check out this blog page of 13 Melt and Pour Soap Ideas and Recipes from Wonderful DIY. This gives some creative soap inspiration to use our melt and pour soap bases! Some of the ones mentioned are an Activated Charcoal Soap, Gemstone Soaps, and Confetti Soap. The pictures that go with these recipes are beautiful too! These all go to show that soap making can be a super fun and enjoyable hobby. When you give our melt and pour soap bases a try, reach out to us on our social media to show your creations!

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Jan
27

15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes


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15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes

Natures Garden Wholesale Candle and Soap Supplies carries 11 melt and pour soap bases. Some of the ones we have are Shea Butter, Diamond Clear, and Mango Butter. We wanted to offer some recipe ideas to those of you out there who are just beginning in this industry! There are free classes on our website that will help you learn more about the products used to make soap and candles. We also have countless free recipes to give our customers and newbies practice and inspiration for their own ideas! In this blog, we want to share 15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes for beginner soap makers. These creative recipes are just the beginning to all the fun you can have making soap!

Natures Garden Melt and Pour Soap BasesNatures Garden Melt and Pour Soap Bases

Before starting, we want to introduce each of our 11 melt and pour bases that we carry and sell at Natures Garden. We have Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Mango Butter, Diamond Clear, SLS Free, Honey, Hemp Oil, Yogurt, Goat’s Milk, Soya, and Oatmeal. They are entirely free of sulfates, free of animal fats, are gluten free, contain no added detergents, and they are never tested on animals. They all provide superior lathering qualities and produce many suds and bubbles. We will be mentioning recipes that use the majority of our melt and pour soap bases below.

15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Candied Apple Soap15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Candied Apple Soap

Who doesn’t love to eat delicious sugary candied apples? This tasty treat was the inspiration for this soap we made. These adorable candied apple soaps were made using our SLS Free Glycerin Melt and Pour Soap base. It offers creamy lathering qualities and is highly moisturizing for the skin. We used our red Da BOMB Soap Dye to color our candied apples. The scent we used to scent the soap with is our fragrance oil called Wintery Candy Apple. This is a diverse fragrance oil that has top notes of crisp apple, orange zests, and pineapple. The middle notes are cinnamon and neroli. The base notes of this fragrance are sandalwood, patchouli, musk, and bamboo. You can also use this scent to make cold process soap. Top them off with some rainbow candy sprinkles and your product is complete!

15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Lemon Squares Soap15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Lemon Squares Soap

Our lemon squares soap is made using both our Mango Butter and Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap bases. Mango butter has properties in it that soften, soothe, and cleanse the skin from impurities and clogged pores. Our diamond clear soap provides creamy lather to your products. We scented this product using the Natures Garden Original Lemon Squares fragrance oil. If you love lemons, you will adore this scent! The top notes bring a combination of juicy lemon, strawberry, and coconut milk. Churned butter and coconut make up the middle notes, and the base note gives a warm element of vanilla sugar to this fragrance. Also, there were three colorants added to produce the right shade of yellow. We combined our Neon Yellow, Yelp Yellow, and Yellow Oxide FUN soap colorants for these 24 beautiful lemon squares!

15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Gumdrop Melt and Pour Soap15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Gumdrop Melt and Pour

Next, we are talking about our Gumdrop Melt and Pour Soap. Once again, we used our Diamond Clear base to make this recipe. These look incredibly realistic to actual gumdrops! We used different FUN soap colorants to give a true variety to the candy, including Neon Orange, Neon Green, Neon Pink, Neon Blue, and Ultramarine Violet. This soap recipe is scented with another scent original to Natures Garden, Goodie Goodie Gumdrops. The notes it has are cinnamon, clove, rose, eucalyptus, woods, nutmeg, and cassis. When creating this recipe it will make up to 16 gumdrop soaps to use!

15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Oatmeal Butter Honey Soap15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Oatmeal Butter Honey Soap

This Oatmeal Butter Honey Soap is made using both of our oatmeal and honey melt and pour bases. Some of the other ingredients are cocoa butter, Neon Yellow FUN soap colorant, and Buttered Maple Oats Fragrance Oil. This layered fragrance smells amazing. It contains cinnamon, honey, maple sugar, butter, crushed pecan, brown sugar, and more. There are benefits that come with using oatmeal soap. It can relieve irritation of the skin, exfoliate it, and smooth the skin. Honey is also amazing for the skin, as it can unclog pores, hydrate, and fight off blemishes.

15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Solid Sugar Scrubs15 East Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Solid Sugar Scrubs

Next, we are mentioning this Solid Sugar Scrub recipe. This is an adorable recipe to make for Valentine’s Day. It will give you 30 heart shaped sugar scrubs. These are made from the Goat’s Milk Melt and Pour soap base, which contains many benefits. It can reduce acne and wrinkles while providing the skin with many vitamins that help make it healthy. To make these even better, we scented them with our Sweetheart Roses Fragrance Oil. This is another Natures Garden original and combines soft musk, rose petals, and tea leaves.

15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Zebra Print Soap 15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Zebra Print Soap

Our Zebra Print Soap recipe is a combination of the Shea Butter melt and pour soap base and the Diamond Clear soap base. This will moisturize and also create a nice creamy lather on your skin. It is scented with the Bite Me Fragrance Oil, which is another Natures Garden original. Black cherry, strawberry, violet, eucalyptus, and vanilla bean, are some of the notes you will find in this fragrance oil.

15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Banana Pudding Soap 15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Banana Pudding Soap

One of my all time favorite desserts is banana pudding! Like some of our others, this recipe was inspired by food. We decided to create a banana pudding melt and pour soap that perfectly resembled this tasty treat. It is made with our Yogurt base and smells like real bananas. This is a rich soap base that also exfoliates and softens the skin. It is scented with the Old Fashion Banana Pudding Fragrance Oil, which is a Natures Garden Original and a best seller at our company!

15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Watermelon Soap 15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Watermelon Soap

Next, we are mentioning our watermelon soap melt and pour recipe. These came out beautifully when we made them. We made these using a combination of the Diamond Clear soap base and the Goat’s Milk soap base to provide wonderful moisturizing qualities. These mini watermelons are scented with the Pink Watermelon Fragrance Oil. Strawberry and watermelon are the top notes, rose and jasmine are the middle notes, and the base notes have white woods, oak moss, vanilla, and cassis. We use our Tomato Red, Kelly Green, Lime Green, and Black Oxide FUN soap colorants to really make these come to life.

15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Salt Water Taffy Soap 15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Salt Water Taffy Soap

Another one of our fun recipes is these salt water taffy soaps. We named this soap after the traditional salt water taffy candies, which are delicious. This recipe is easy to follow and gives you 12 bars of soap. We colored them with the Neon Blue, Neon Orange, Neon Green, and Neon Pink FUN soap colorants. We also added the perfect scent to this recipe, our Salt Water Taffy Fragrance Oil. This another layered fragrance we carry, with top notes of banana, raspberry, and strawberry. The middle notes are wild berry, bing cherries, and sugar, accompanied by a base note of creamy vanilla taffy.

15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Creme Brulee Body Frosting15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Creme Brulee Body Frosting

Next, we will be talking about our Creme Brulee Body Frosting. This is one of my all time favorite recipes that uses the Diamond Clear soap base. It smells fantastic, and the ingredients used to make it are gentle and moisturizing on the surfaces of the skin. We used our layered Creme Brulee Fragrance Oil, which has top notes of butter, peach, and coconut. It then goes into the middle notes which are heavy cream, brown sugar, and glazed caramel. Finally, the base notes are French vanilla and maple sugar. This sweet combination will truly make you crave creme brulee! This body frosting is a recipe anyone would love to use and it makes enough product for eight 4 ounce jars.

15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Activated Charcoal Soap 15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Activated Charcoal Soap

This activated charcoal soap is one of the nine recipes of ours that uses activated charcoal powder. This powder comes from burned hard woods and adds many benefits to homemade cosmetic products. Activated charcoal powder provides a way to naturally color your soap black. There are other ways to dye soap black, but they are usually artificial. Other benefits it has is that it absorbs odor and is a detoxifying agent in your soap. We used our Diamond Clear melt and pour soap to make this recipe too. Our diamond dust mica pigment makes this soap glisten beautifully, and it is scented with our Blackened Amethyst Fragrance Oil. Lemon, orange, lime, Italian bergamot, jasmine, rose, vanilla, amber, and vetiver make up for most of the layers in this fragrance.

15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Cancan Type Melt and Pour Soap 15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Cancan Type Melt and Pour Soap

This Cancan Type Melt and Pour Soap recipe makes three bars of soap. We made it using a combination of the Diamond Clear base and Soya Melt and Pour soap. These are also scented with the NG CanCan Type Fragrance Oil, which has floral notes that are accompanied by amber, musk, and berry. We topped them off with our rose bud molds because it makes them even cuter.

15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Cinnabun Melt and Pour Soap15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Cinnabun Melt and Pour Soap

Everyone loves to indulge in scrumptious cinnamon rolls or cinnabuns. This Cinnabun Melt and Pour Soap is perfect for all of you out there who do! It is scented with our Cinnabun Type Fragrance Oil, made with delicious layered notes. The top notes are cassis, cinnamon, and butter. The middle notes are maple, sugar, cream cheese, and a touch of clove. It has base notes of vanilla glaze icing and perfectly baked dough. This soap was also made using our Goat’s milk soap base.

15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Shaving Soap for Sensitive Skin 15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Shaving Soap for Sensitive Skin

Next up is our Shaving Soap for Sensitive Skin. This product is gentle and will make your skin feel silky smooth. The beautiful look of this shaving soap comes from our Victorian brooch mold. We made this soap with our shea butter melt and pour soap base because there are a lot of benefits to using shea butter. We wanted to choose the right soap base that can help people with sensitive skin and different skin conditions. Shea butter is very moisturizing, it can treat acne, restore elasticity of the skin, and can be great for eczema and psoriasis. We finished this product off by dusting it off with our 24K gold mica pigment, which really adds to its beauty.

15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Easter Confetti Soap 15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Easter Confetti Soap

For our last recipe, we wanted to mention a soap that relates to an upcoming holiday! Easter is not that far away, and we have a few recipes themed for it, including our Easter Confetti Soap. We used the mango butter base to make this recipe. It is scented with the Sweet Pea Fragrance Oil, which is one of our best sellers. Hyacinth, lily of the valley, wild jasmine, and violets make up this wonderful floral scent. This recipe is super fun to create because of all the multicolored confetti. It allows you to experiment with several of our FUN soap colorants, and lets you make it your own!

We hope that you enjoyed learning about our melt and pour soap recipes and the bases used to make them! We have a ton of additional free melt and pour recipes that are all homemade up on our website for you to recreate. Our recipes allow our customers to be fun and creative!

Melt and Pour Soap Comes to Life

We wanted to share some delicious dessert recipes that these soap recipes resemble! There are thousands of homemade recipes on the Betty Crocker website, many of which are for dessert. The yummy ones that we got inspired by include her Easy Lemon Bars, Quick and Tasty Banana Pudding, and Creme Brulee! If you enjoy baking as well as creating, give these dessert recipes a whirl and try them out for yourself!

Jan
21

How to Use Goats Milk Soap Base


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How to Use Goats Milk Soap BaseHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base

Goat’s milk is a wonderful alternative to regular cow’s milk. Goats Milk Soap Base is made using actual goat’s milk and provides a lot of benefits to anyone who decides to use it in their soap making recipes. This soap base has many different applications, and there are many recipes created at Nature’s Garden that use this soap. For this soap, it’s usually recommended to add 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of fragrance oil for every pound of soap base. It’s useful to know this if you decide to make your own recipe because you aren’t only limited to our recipes.

What makes up Goats Milk Soap Base?

Our Goat Milk Soap Base is gluten free as it is made up of Vegetable Glycerin, Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Goat’s Milk, and other natural ingredients. This soap also doesn’t add any external detergents and is unscented. Without the use of external detergents, this soap is also great for exfoliating your skin without irritating it. This soap is naturally good at moisturizing your skin too. Also, the pH balance of the fatty acids in the soap is very similar to human skin. Knowing this, it can now be seen why Goat’s Milk Soap Base is the ideal choice for those with dry sensitive skin. You can use this soap on any skin type. This is due to its gentle care on sensitive skin.

 

Benefits of using Goats Milk Soap BaseBenefits of using Goats Milk Soap Base

There are a lot of benefits of using Goat’s Milk Soap Base in your soap recipes. One benefit is that is works great on skin with acne, eczema, and psoriasis. The reason for this is that this soap doesn’t use any harsh detergents. This soap also contains hydroxy acids, which are known to remove dead skin cells from the skin. Also, this natural soap is great for keeping your skin moist while using it in the bath. Usually, you get that super dry, tight skin feeling when using other soap in the shower, this soap base won’t do that. Goat’s Milk also contains Vitamin A which is good for skin and cell damage. Goat’s Milk also contains Vitamin B2 which is great for maintaining the body’s natural energy supply. There are a lot more benefits to this soap out there as well.

 

Different Applications of Goats Milk Soap Base

There are a wide variety of recipes that you can create using Nature’s Garden’s Goats Milk Soap Base. You mainly use this soap in melt and pour soap recipes. A lot of these recipes are colorful and open to creative decoration. For example, there are recipes with colorful sprinkles, recipes that contain colorful swirls, and even recipes that have colorful stripes in them. Another way to use this soap base is to whip a whipped soap base, and apply it to the melt and pour soap for a whipped texture. Goats Milk Soap Base can make bath fizzies recipes too. There are many ideas that you can come up with using this soap base, it’s up to you to decide what you like.

 

How to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Blackberry Cupcake Soaps RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Blackberry Cupcake Soap Recipe

The Blackberry Cupcake Soap Recipe is the perfect rendition of a freshly baked blackberry muffin. The Goat’s Milk Soap Base is in this recipe for creating the muffin base and the blackberries. You color the blackberries with violet and black soap colorants. Then, they are scented with Nature’s Garden’s Blackberry Jam Fragrance Oil.  You can top this recipe off with creative blackberries. They look similar to real blackberries. Anyone can create this recipe, and it also makes a beautiful decoration for any room in your home. You won’t get over how wonderful the scent this cupcake soap gives off too when it’s finished.

 

How to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Coconut Lime Verbana Soap Bowl RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Coconut Lime Verbana Soap Bowl Recipe

Here is a fun recipe that anyone would enjoy creating. The purpose behind the Coconut Lime Verbana Soap Bowl Recipe is to capture the look of a busted open coconut. Goat’s Milk Soap Base is used to create the coconut shells and the bits of broken coconut that go inside of the soap recipe. You need about 40 cubes of the melt and pour soap base to make this recipe. There are also lime slices and a straw incorporated into this recipe. For this part, you use SLS free glycerin melt and pour soap. Anyone would enjoy making this soap recipe and appreciate the creativeness that goes into it. A unique feature of this recipe is that you use a balloon to create the coconut shell. You blow up a balloon, then mold the shell of the coconut around it, then you pop it to create the shell.

 

Coffee Melt and Pour Soap RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Coffee Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

For all of the early morning people, this Coffee Melt and Pour Soap Recipe is perfect for you. There’s nothing more exciting than the smell of freshly brewed coffee in the morning. This recipe uses Fresh Brewed Coffee – World’s Base as the fragrance oil of choice. This fragrance oil will give your kitchen or bathroom that fresh brewed coffee smell that you adore. There’s also a fun aspect to this naturally made soap recipe as well. This aspect being that the soap also incorporates actual brewed coffee and freshly ground coffee beans. We hope you enjoy making this soap, as much as you’ll also enjoy the scent.

 

How to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Floating Noah's Ark Soap RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Floating Noah’s Ark Soap Recipe

Here’s a fun biblical soap recipe that is great for kids and adults to create at home. Floating Noah’s Ark Soap Recipe recreates Noah’s ark in a cute way by creating a wooden boat with a lot of cute animals. The entire recipe is created using Goat’s Milk Soap Base, as it allows the vibrant colors to show. You can choose which FUN Soap Colorant you want to use for your animals. The animals are cut using Nature’s Garden’s Embeded Mold – Animal Zoo. When making this recipe, you also want to pay particular attention to how thoroughly you melt the soap. If the soap is still clumpy, it will leave white spots in the finished product, and won’t look as appealing. You start off melting the soap for 30 minutes at first. Then you go for shorter intervals and eye ball it after.

 

How to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Chocolate Orchid Melt and Pour Soap RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Chocolate Orchid Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Chocolate orchids are also known as “Sharry Babies”, and have a smooth chocolaty color to them. This Chocolate Orchid Melt and Pour Soap Recipe attempts to capture both the colors of chocolate and orchids to create a fun soap recipe. Goat’s Milk Soap Base makes up the entirety of this recipe. You use it with light purple, chocolate, and dark purple colors. The light purple makes up the base, the dark purple makes some of the confetti, and the chocolate color for the swirls and some of the confetti. The entire recipe is scented using Nature’s Garden’s Chocolate Orchid Fragrance Oil. For appearance, when you go to cut the confetti that goes on top, as well as the swirl slices, make sure they are all equal in size. Overall though, this recipe is really easy to make, and anyone would have fun making this at home.

 

How to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Soap Frosting RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Soap Frosting Recipe

For anyone newer to making soap, this soap is right up their ally. This Soap Frosting Recipe is not only easy, but it incorporates a lot of different eye appealing colors. What this recipe is, is a cupcake base with whipped soap frosting and sprinkles on top. For the soap frosting, you end up mixing together the Goats Milk Soap Base and whipped soap. These two different types of soap are mixed together using a hand mixer. The consistency of this soap frosting is soft, but yet firm enough to stand up. You can also scent this soap frosting using any of Nature’s Garden’s fragrance oils. For this recipe we used Buttercream Fragrance Oil, but if you use our recommended percentages of fragrance oils, then you can use any fragrance oil that you think is complimentary.

 

How to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Snowball Soap RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Snowball Soap Recipe

With winter right around the corner, here’s a fun snowy recipe to make inside while enduring the cold. The Snowball Soap Recipe also makes for a great decor piece too. This recipe uses a cute combination of light blues and whites. You make this recipe primarily with Goats Milk Soap Base. Thus meaning the soap is great to use during the cold dry months. The reason for this being that you can use Goat’s Milk Soap Base on dry, sensitive skin. The fun part of this recipe is the snowballs that go inside of the melt and pour soap. You melt the Goat’s Milk Soap Base and pour it into the snowball molds, then let them set up, and add them to the soap. Everything made in this recipe is made using Peppermint Essential Oil, which is freshening and strong.

 

Raspberry Zinger Bath Fizzies RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Raspberry Zinger Bath Fizzies Recipe

Here is a recipe that you wouldn’t expect Soap Base to be used. In this Raspberry Zinger Bath Fizzy Recipe, you shred the Goats Milk Base Soap with a cheese grater. Then you throw it on top of the Zingers. This should resemble shredded coconut. You make the rest of the bath fizzy with  ingredients like baking powder, arrowroot powder, citric acid, etc. Another fun aspect of this recipe is all of the colors that it incorporates. These colors blend well to show off all of the unique flavors that make up a Raspberry Zinger. The part of the Zinger recipe that stands out is the pink layer. The pink layer is made by incorporating 1 part Fun Soap Colorant Tomato Red and 3 parts Fun Soap Colorant Deep Purple.

 

How to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Psychedelic Suds Soap RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Psychedelic Suds Soap Recipe

Here’s a soap recipe filled entirely with different colors and creativity. The Psychedelic Suds Soap resembles that of a lava lamp. Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base is used to make the base of this soap recipe, and Goats Milk Soap Base is used to make the colorful parts of the recipe. Straws are used to create the colorful soap on the inside of this recipe. For a tropical, fruity touch, we use Aloha Fragrance Oil in this recipe to scent the soap. This recipe uses the colors pink, green, blue, yellow, and orange. The reason behind picking these colors is that they are some of the more vibrant colors in the FUN Soap Colorant collection. We hope you enjoy making this recipe and enjoy the scents associated with this soap. 

 

We covered the soap making recipes associated with Goats Milk Soap Base, now here are some home cooking recipes you can make using goat’s milk. This article has a delicious recipe for goat cheese stuffed mushrooms. Stuffed mushrooms are usually a delicious choice of an appetizer to use for any holiday dinner. These stuffed mushrooms use cremini mushrooms and incorporates a lot of different flavors that blend well with the goat cheese. Another amazing recipe I found was the blueberry, honey, and goats milk monkey bread. This version of monkey bread is great because it uses the tart flavors of the blueberries to counter the sweetness of the monkey bread itself. There are a lot more recipes mentioned in this article, it’s worth it to take a read and consider some of these recipes.

Nature’s Garden talks about how great goat’s milk is for many industries. We provide this data for educational purposes only. Nothing in this article is to be construed as medical advice. Please consult your doctor before using this product or any of this information for
treatment purposes.

Jan
03

Pink Sangria Soap Recipe


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Pink Sangria Soap RecipePink Sangria Soap Recipe

Fruity beverages always seem to bring an extra sense of brightness into anyone’s life. From the tart taste of lemon to the sweet juiciness of a plum, any kind of fruit can brighten anyone’s day. Nature’s Garden’s Pink Sangria Soap Recipe attempts to bring this same refreshing sensation into anyone’s household. This melt and pour soap recipe is easy for anyone to make. This recipe captures the fruity essence of cherries, oranges, raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries. Below, we mention how you can make your own soap at home that smells just like sangria.

What is Sangria?

The sangria is a drink that has originated from Spain. You can mix this drink using red wine and chopped fruit. Traditionally, you could find this drink served in clay pitchers. Now, you can commonly find sangria mixed into wine glasses. No one has been able to find the true origin of the drink, but it can be traced back to Spain, England, and Greece. The drink has been traced back to the 18th century to another similar drink called Sangaree. The Sangaree was a drink served in the Caribbeans and could be served either iced or hot. There are many different combinations that you can put into the Sangria which make it such a unique drink. Traditionally, this drink can be mixed with any fruit that the user desires to put in it. Some of the fruits that are commonly added include blueberries, strawberries, lemon, grapes, pineapple, and many others. Other additions to Sangria that aren’t unheard of are brandy, sparkling water, and liqueur.

Properties of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour SoapProperties of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap is the soap of choice used in the Pink Sangria Soap Recipe. This soap contains a lot of unique properties, which make it the perfect fit for this recipe. This MP soap base has a translucent color to it that allows embeds to easily show when added to this soap. The shininess of the soap also makes for a nice glistening effect on your end product when you are done making it. For example, in this recipe, we used this soap because it allows the vibrancy of the fruit soap embeds to show the best. Another great property of this soap, as with any other melt and pour soap, is that it has a high moisturizing content. This soap contains 99.5% glycerin and deodorized distilled coconut oil.

 

Ingredients:
Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
FUN Soap Colorant Ultramarine Violet
Sangria Punch Fragrance Oil
FUN Soap Colorant Black Oxide
FUN Soap Colorant Neon Pink
Da Bomb Soap Dye Red
FUN Soap Colorant Eye Poke Orange
FUN Soap Colorant Tomato Red
Mitre Box
Cutter For Mitre Box

Other Ingredients & Equipment You’ll Need:
Cutting Board
Scale
Microwave safe containers
Large Knife
Microwave
Mixing Spoons
Loaf Molds (2)
Strawberries Mold (all fruit molds found at www.flexiblemolds.com)
Berries Mold 
Mini Cherries Mold 
Lemon/Lime Slices Mold 

 

Preparing the Orange Soap EmbedsPreparing the Orange Soap Embeds

The first fruit that will be included in our pink sangria soap is orange slices. So, we will start by creating these embeds. The first step is to melt 60 grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base. Thoroughly melt the soap in the microwave in 30-second intervals until it is a liquid state, stirring in between each 30-second burst. Once melted, add 4 drops of the Eye Poke Orange FUN Soap Colorant and 3 grams of the Sangria Fragrance Oil.  Stir to blend the ingredients together. Make sure that the orange color and the fragrance oil fully incorporate into the soap. Then, pour the orange soap into the orange slices mold.

Setting up the Orange Soap EmbedsSetting up the Orange Soap Embeds

After pouring the soap, spray it with rubbing alcohol to release any air bubbles. You want to allow adequate time for the soap to setup in the mold. Once the soap sets up, remove the embeds from the mold. Finally, you can set the orange slice embeds aside. They will be used in a later step.

 

 

 

Preparing and Setting up the Soap Cherry EmbedsPreparing and Setting up the Soap Cherry Embeds

The next fruit that goes into a sangria is cherries. So, the next embeds we need to create are the cherry soaps. To start off, you want to melt 30 grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. Make sure that the soap is thoroughly melted. Melting the soap thoroughly will ensure that the cherry soap embeds are as smooth as possible. Once the soap has melted, add 3 drops of the tomato red FUN Soap Colorant and 1 gram of the Sangria Fragrance Oil. Stir the soap thoroughly to completely mix the red colorant and the fragrance oil.  Pour the red soap into the cherries mold and allow enough time to setup. When the soap appears completely hard, remove it from the mold. 

Preparing and Setting up the Blackberry Soap EmbedsPreparing and Setting up the Blackberry Soap Embeds

The next fruit that goes into a sangria is blackberries. So, the next soap embeds we will be making for the Pink Sangria Soap Recipe are the blackberries. To start out, weigh out and melt 150 grams of Natures Garden’s Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base. Completely melt the soap base before moving on. To the melted soap, you want to add 11 drops of the Ultramarine Violet, 2 drops of the Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant, and 7 grams of the Sangria Fragrance Oil. Stir the colors thoroughly into the soap until everything is thoroughly blended. Pour the dark purple melted soap into the berries mold. Set aside and allow adequate time for the soap embeds to completely setup. Once setup, remove them from the mold.

Preparing and Setting Up the Raspberry Soap EmbedsPreparing and Setting Up the Raspberry Soap Embeds

The next fruit that goes into a sangria is raspberries. Thus, the next soap embeds to make are the red raspberries. To start out, you want to weigh out and melt 150 grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base. Melt the soap base thoroughly before moving on. Next, add 2 drops of the Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant, 3 drops of the Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant, 3 drops of the Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant, and 7 grams of the Sangria Fragrance Oil. Completely stir the soap until all of the colors have blended together. You want to see a solid, uniform red raspberry color when you are done. Also, make sure to completely mix in the fragrance oil as well. Then, pour the red soap into the berries mold. Allow adequate time for the soap to setup and solidify. Once setup, remove the raspberry embeds from the mold.

Preparing and Setting Up the Strawberry Soap EmbedsPreparing and Setting Up the Strawberry Soap Embeds

The final fruit that goes into a sangria is strawberries. Thus, we are now going to create the strawberry soap embeds.  Start out by melting 230 grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. Since there is more soap base here, allow adequate time for this soap to melt completely. After the soap is completely melted, add 11 grams of the Sangria Fragrance Oil and 10 drops of the Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant.  Stir the soap completely to allow the red color to mix in, as well as the Sangria Punch Fragrance Oil. Pour the melted red soap into the strawberries mold. Since the strawberries are thicker than the previous fruits that were made, you want to allow more time for these to set up. When you are pulling the strawberry embeds out of the molds, ensure that their centers aren’t liquid anymore. When you are sure they are completely solid, remove the strawberries from the mold.

Preparing the Soap BasePreparing the Soap Base

Now that all of the fruit soap embeds are done, the last of the soap to melt is the filling of the loaf portion of the soap mold. This portion is what holds all of the fruit soap embeds in place in the soap and represents the pink sangria portion of the soap. To do this, first, weigh out and melt 1650 grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base. Once again, you will need to melt the soap in the microwave in 30-second intervals. Next, add one drop of the Da Bomb Soap Dye and 82 grams of the Sangria Fragrance Oil to the melted soap base. Stir the ingredients together to completely incorporate the soap dye and the fragrance oil.  We have used the Da Bomb Soap Dye from Natures Garden for this portion. This will allow the clear soap base to maintain a translucent appearance.

Pouring and Finishing the SoapPouring and Finishing the Soap

Get the loaf molds out. Take the fruit molds you made earlier, and add them to the loaf molds. Position the fruit in the molds so they are adequately spaced, and there is a variety in each loaf mold. Adding variety to each soap mold will ensure that they look as colorful as possible when they come out of the molds. Next, pour the soap base from the previous step into the loaf molds, over the fruit embeds. Fill the loaf molds to cover everything inside of it. If you choose, you can spray the soap with rubbing alcohol.  However, we wanted our soap to have a bubbly look so we chose not to spray this portion. Once the soap is completely setup, remove it from the molds. The last step is to slice your soap using the mitre box and mitre box cutter. Your Pink Sangria Soap Recipe is now ready to be used. You can use them in the bathroom, or in the kitchen, take your pick, We hope you enjoyed this melt and pour soap recipe!

Note:

Testing of these recipes is your responsibility. Nature’s Garden is not responsible for the use of our products, and is completely under the discretion of the user who uses them. It is under your responsibility to comply with FDA regulations if you plan to sell or make any of our recipes for your own personal gain. Nature’s Garden can’t offer any advice on how to use or where to purchase any ingredients that you use in this recipe that we don’t sell. 

Sangria is a delicious fruity drink that incorporates a bunch of different fruits. There are many other fruity, non-alcoholic cocktails that you can make too at home. My favorite drink out of this list is the Piña Colada. This tropical drink has a Spanish name that translates to Pineapple and Strained (the strains of coconut). Another refreshing drink in this list is the Bahama Mama. This drink is similar to the sangria in which it incorporates a lot of different fruits. The Bahama Mama uses grapefruit, grenadine, orange juice, and a lot of different fruits. Next time the weather gets really hot, try making one of these drinks and refresh yourself.

Dec
05

Holiday Ribbon Melt and Pour Soap Project


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Holiday Ribbon Melt and Pour Soap ProjectHoliday Ribbon Melt and Pour Soap Project

Natures Garden has come up with a brand new recipe for all of our customers to try out this Christmas season! We love this time of the year because there are many different recipes we all can make, that our Christmas fragrances add the perfect touch to. This Holiday Ribbon Melt and Pour Soap Project will throw you right in the spirit of Christmas. Creating new ideas and finding crafts that are going to excite and inspire people is always a goal of ours. This is especially important around the holiday season, at a time of giving to the people you care about most. People are constantly searching for interesting gifts to give to family and friends, which homemade crafts provide the perfect fix for!  We hope that this unique melt and pour soap can be the inspiration you have been looking for. It is super fun to make and will provide you with 32 soap ribbons! Let’s go ahead and get started with this project.

Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base
Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap Base
FUN Soap Colorant Tomato Red
FUN Soap Colorant Neon Green
Holiday Pomegranate Fragrance Oil
FUN Soap Colorant Kelly Green
FUN Soap Colorant Black Oxide
8 ounce Clear PET Bullet Bottle
White 24/410 Fine Mist Sprayer

Other Ingredients & Equipment You Will Need:

Cutting Board
Scale
Microwave safe containers
Large Knife
Microwave
13 x 9″ Pan
Rubbing alcohol (in the bullet bottle)

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour SoapDiamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

The first step in this recipe is to prepare the red soap portion. We will need to weigh out the 456 grams of the Natures Garden Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. This soap base of ours is made up of 99.5% glycerin and pure deodorized, double distilled, coconut oil. These ingredients give excellent qualities to this soap. Glycerin helps the skin to retain moisture that is naturally made, soap that contains glycerin in it is gentler on the skin than other types of soap are, and it is great for more dry and sensitive skin.

Coconut oil contains many healthy saturated fats, it is a natural anti-fungal product, and it is also naturally anti-bacterial. Another great property of coconut oil is that it is highly moisturizing, which makes it a popular ingredient in soap and lip balm. Natures Garden also sells Coconut Oil 76 along with Fractionated Coconut Oil, both of which are used in several of our other homemade recipes. Also, if you really enjoy the scent of coconut, you might want to check out the coconut-related fragrance oils that we carry. Some of these are Coconut Cream Pie, Creamy Coconut, and Natures Garden Coconut Vanilla Type

Melting the Soap Base and Adding the Fragrance OIlMelting the Soap Base and Adding the Fragrance Oil

Now that we have discussed some of the properties of this soap base, we can begin melting it to make our soap. Melt the 456 grams that we measured out. You can melt the soap in either a microwave or using a double boiler. After the soap has completely melted, the next ingredient we are going to be using is the Holiday Pomegranate Fragrance Oil. Weigh out 23 grams of it and add that to the melted Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. 

holiday pomegrante fragrance oilThis Holiday Pomegranate Fragrance Oil has definitely been a popular scent in the products and crafts that we have been creating for this holiday season. The other recipes that we have used it in so far are the Holiday Pomegranate Candle, Holiday Air Freshener, and the Holiday Pomegranate Cold Process Soap. As with many others, this fragrance oil is versatile to use in many types of products. We have been using it so much because it smells so delicious! It contains an arrangement of pomegranate, dewberries, blackberries, sparkling citrus, sheer musk, iris, jasmine, red cassis, and finally, sandalwood. It brings together all of these elements in a way that makes it a great ingredient to add to Christmas products!

Making the Red Portion of the SoapMaking the Red Portion of the Soap

Stir the melted soap and Holiday Pomegranate fragrance oil mixture together to incorporate them before moving on. Next, add 35 drops of the tomato red FUN soap colorant. Additionally, use a toothpick to add just a tiny amount of the black oxide FUN soap colorant. Fully stir it together until it is completely red, without any streaks of white.

Allowing the Soap to Set UpAllowing the Soap to Set Up

Next, we are going to pour the red soap onto one of the two pans. In order to release any air bubbles, spray the red soap with rubbing alcohol. When it has had approximately twenty minutes to set up, you can then remove it from the pan. However, the time that it takes for the soap to set up may vary, depending on different conditions. If the temperature of the room that you are working in is too hot or too cold, set up time could be affected. Another factor that may affect set up time is the temperature at which you poured it. When you are removing it from the pan, it should still be warm to the touch at that point.

Creating the Red Strips For Your SoapCreating the Red Strips For Your Soap

For the next step, we are going to place the red soap onto a cutting board. Place it in front of you horizontally. Then, using a knife that you have, begin slicing the soap into vertical strips. Cut them so that they are all about ¼ inch wide. Use and cut the entire portion of the red that you have made, since we are going to have some of them left over. Set them to the side for now and we will come back to them in a later step. 

Preparing the Green Portion of the SoapPreparing the Green Portion of the Soap

Grab your second pan for this next step. It is time for us to prepare the green portion of this holiday ribbon melt and pour soap! Once again, you will need to weigh out 456 grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. Then, in exactly the same way as before, melt it down. Once the soap has completely melted, we are going to repeat another step from earlier. Measure out and add 23 grams of the Holiday Pomegranate Fragrance Oil. You can stir it together to incorporate it before adding the colorants. Then, add 20 drops of the neon green FUN soap color along with 3 drops of the Kelly Green FUN soap colorant. Once again, we used a toothpick to add just a small amount of the black oxide FUN soap colorant to the bowl. Stir all of the ingredients together so that they are fully combined. 

Setting Up the Green SoapSetting Up the Green Soap

Next, pour the green soap onto one of your pans. Spray with rubbing alcohol to release air bubbles. You will want to remove the soap from the pan when it has setup but is still warm to the touch. Once again, this will take approximately 20 minutes. However, setup time can vary depending on the temperature that you poured as well as the temperature of the room you are working in.

Slicing the Green Soap into StripsSlicing the Green Soap into Strips

Once again, after you have removed the soap from your pan, place the soap on a cutting board. Have it facing horizontally in front of you. Then, just as before, we are going to slice it into vertical strips that are about ¼ inch wide. They should look exactly the same as the red strips we cut previously.

Making the White Portion of the SoapMaking the White Portion of the Soap

Now, we can prepare the last portion of our holiday ribbon melt and pour soap project. This will be the white portion of the soap, which will follow very similar steps as the red and green soap portions did. However, instead of using the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap, we are going to be using the Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap. Start by weighing out 655 grams. Once it has melted, add 32 grams of the Holiday Pomegranate Fragrance Oil. Incorporate everything together by stirring. 

This base is unscented with no Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS), or any other added detergents. The ingredients in this base are glycerin, sodium stearate, sodium cocoate, and sodium myristate,. It also contains coconut oil (cocoa nucifera), palm oil (elaeis guineensis), sunflower oil (helianthus annus), purified water, mango butter (mangifera indica), and titanium dioxide. Mango butter has several beneficial properties to it such as soothing and softening the skin. Eczema and dryness of the skin can be helped by mango butter. Additionally, it cleanses the surface of the skin from blemishes or impurities, and helps to unclog pores. 

Spraying the Strips of SoapSpraying the Strips of Soap

At this time, you will need one of your empty pans and the red and green strips that we previously created. Place the strips in the pan, leaving about ¼ inch gaps in between each. The soap is going to be white in color where the ¼ inch gaps are when we are finished pouring. Due to this, it does not matter how you choose to lay down your strips. You can lay them in whatever order you would like. We created variations when making this recipe. Some of our ribbon soap simply had green and white lines, while others had only red and white lines. We also created some with both green and red strips, as you can see in the picture. How you choose to do it is completely up to you! Once you have your strips laid out on the pan how you would like them to be, spray the soap strips in the pan with rubbing alcohol. This will help to ensure that they will adhere to the white soap we are about to pour on top of them. 

Incorporating the White SoapIncorporating the White Soap

Then, we are going to finish off our strips by adding the white portion. Pour the melted soap into the pan where you have left the gaps in between the green and red. These gaps will be filled by the white soap and will eventually harden. Once you have done this, spray the soap with rubbing alcohol to remove any air bubbles again. Just as you have before, remove the soap from the pan while it is still warm to the touch. Make sure that it has had enough time to set up. When it is at this stage, the strip will still be flexible, which makes it much easier to work with. This flexibility is essential for the final step, so the timing is very important.

Slicing and Bending the Finished ProductSlicing the Finished Product

For this next step, quickly and carefully slice the soap the way that we did for the green and red strips. However, this time we want to have eight strips. Once you have cut them, trim around the edges to remove any excess or jagged pieces. 

 

 

Shaping the Ribbon Soap

For the final step in creating this holiday ribbon candy project, we are going to bend the strips of soap. We created a zig zag texture to resemble ribbon candy. The shape of this soap makes it that much cuter! Allow enough time for it to finish cooling down before use.

As we mentioned earlier, you are going to notice that you still have left over green and red strips of soap. All you have to do is simply repeat the steps, beginning when you make the portion for the white soap. This way, you can find a way to utilize the remaining strips and avoid any waste. It is also a great idea to use all of the extra pieces that you can make as a gift for someone this holiday season! We ended up having enough strips to create a total of four pans of striped soap! This will obviously vary depending on how thick you decided to cut your strips of green and red soap. 

After you have made as much soap as you would like to, your Holiday Ribbon Melt and Pour Soap Project is now ready to be used! We hope that you enjoyed making this new and fun holiday themed product! If this soap making recipe has you hungry for the real thing, you can find it at the Vermont Country Store!

Sep
16

Vampire Melt and Pour Soap Recipe


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Vampire Melt and Pour Soap RecipeVampire Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Today, we will be showing you how to create the Vampire Melt and Pour Soap Recipe.  This fun mp soap recipe uses Vamp Vogue Fragrance Oil.  This is the perfect soap recipe for Halloween.  We will show you how to layer melt and pour soap.  Then, you will be able to insert vampire teeth embeds.  Finally, the soap is dripped with melt and pour soap to give it a true Halloween feel.

 

Vampire Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Ingredients Available from Natures Garden

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap
Vamp Vogue Fragrance Oil
FUN Soap Colorant Tomato Red
Embed Mold Vampire Teeth
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Vegetable Glycerin
Optiphen
Arrowroot Powder
Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
8 ounce Clear PET Bullet Bottle
White 24/410 Fine Mist Sprayer
Cutter For Mitre Box
Mitre Box
Thermometer
Disposable Pipettes
Silicone 4 Loaf Mold (or a 2 pound loaf mold)

Vampire Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Other Ingredients and Equipment Needed

Cutting Board
Scale
Microwave safe containers
Large Knife
Microwave
Rubbing alcohol (in the bullet bottle)

Vamp Vogue Fragrance OilVamp Vogue Fragrance Oil

Before we begin, let’s take a look at the fragrance oil we will be using.  This soap making project will use Vamp Vogue Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden Soap Making Supplies. This Halloween fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a sexy, gothic statement. It starts with top notes of Blood Orange, Ruby Red Grapefruit, and Mandarin.  Then, it the citrus notes are followed by middle notes of Geranium, Bourbon, Oak Moss, and Dark Patchouli.  Finally, these notes are sitting on notes of Black Amber, Sandal Tree, Cashmere, and Musk. Vamp Vogue Fragrance Oil is an NG original scent!

First, you will need to make the red portion of the vampire teeth.  In order to create the teeth, you will need 24 grams red play dough soap. To color our soap dough, we used 30 drops of the tomato red soap colorant.  Below, you will find the ingredients and amounts for this recipe as well as step by step instructions.  You will need about 3 grams of the soap dough for each set of vampire teeth.  For our Vampire Melt and Pour Soap Recipe, we will need 8 sets of vampire teeth.  So, you will need a total of 24 grams of the soap dough.  However, this recipe makes about 9 ounces of soap dough.  So, you will have extra soap dough for later use.

103 grams Arrowroot Powder
24 grams Vegetable Glycerin
112 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base
14 grams Fractionated Coconut Oil
13 grams Vamp Vogue Fragrance Oil
13 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
3 grams Optiphen Preservative
30 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant

Prepare the Soap Dough

Create the Arrowroot PasteCreate the Arrowroot Paste

So, in a small mixing bowl, weigh out 24 grams of Vegetable Glycerin and 21 grams Arrowroot Powder.  Then, blend these two ingredients with a fork to make a paste.  You can set this portion aside for the moment, we will come back to it.

Melt the Soap Base

Next, you will need to melt your soap base. So, you will need to first cut your soap base.  Then, in your microwave safe container, weigh out and melt 112 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base from Natures Garden.  Then, heat the soap in the microwave 30 seconds at a time. stir gently between each 30-second burst.  Keep melting until all soap base is in a liquid state.

Add the Vamp Vogue Fragrance OilAdd the Vamp Vogue Fragrance Oil

Once all the  diamond clear soap base is melted, add 14 grams Fractionated Coconut Oil, 13 grams of the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer, and 13 grams Natures Garden’s Vamp Vogue Fragrance Oil.  Stir until all of the ingredients are blended together.  Then, add your paste mixture that you set aside to the melted clear soap mixture and stir thoroughly.

Add the Soap ColorantAdd the Soap Colorant

At this time, you will need to add your soap colorant.  We used 30 drops of the tomato red FUN Soap Colorant.  Mix well. Lastly, you will need to add the Optiphen. So, place your thermometer in the mixture and wait for the correct temperature.  Optiphen should be added to your mixture around 120F.  When your mixture is at this temperature, add 3 grams of the Optiphen.  Then, mix thoroughly.

Add Arrowroot PowderAdd Arrowroot Powder

Now, weigh out 80 grams of the Arrowroot Powder.  You will want to slowly add this ingredient, working it in with a fork.  So, add some of the arrowroot powder and blend it into the mixture.  Then, add a bit more.  Repeat this process until you have added all of the arrowroot powder.  As you add the powder the mixture will thicken.

Completing the Soap Play DoughCompleting the Soap Play Dough

Next, you will need to lay out a piece of wax paper.  Then, you will need an additional 2 grams of arrowroot powder.  This will be used to coat your hands as you work with the dough.  It will prevent the dough from sticking to your hands.  Coat your hands with the arrowroot powder and place the soap dough on your wax paper. Begin kneading your dough until you are able to roll it into a ball.  Then, roll your dough into a ball and allow set out 20 minutes. Finally, the soap play dough soap is ready to use.  Pull about 24 grams from the ball to use for your vampire teeth.  The remaining dough can be stored in a Ziploc bag for later use.

Using the Red Soap DoughUsing the Red Soap Dough

Next, you will need to fill each cavity of the vampire teeth mold using the red soap dough.  You will fill only the gum portion of the mold with the red soap putty.  If needed, use a cotton swab to clean the teeth area and remove any red soap dough that may have gotten into this part of the mold.

 

Prepare the White Melt and Pour Soap

Adding the White MP Soap for the Vampire TeethAdding the White MP Soap for the Vampire Teeth

In order to finish creating the vampire teeth, you will need to create the white mp soap portion of the teeth.  So, weigh out and melt 136 grams of the hemp oil melt and pour soap. Once melted, add 6 grams of Vamp Vogue Fragrance Oil and 6 grams of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Then, stir and pour the melted soap into each cavity of the vampire teeth mold. Lastly, spray the soap with rubbing alcohol to release any air bubbles. Let the teeth to fully setup before removing them from the mold.

 

Prepare the White Soap for the Loaf PortionPrepare the White Soap for the Loaf Portion

Prepare the white portion of the soap loaf. You will need to weigh out and melt 870 grams of the hemp oil soap base.  Once melted, add 43 grams of the Vamp Vogue Fragrance Oil. In addition, add 43 grams of the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Stir to blend the ingredients together. Then, pour the melted soap into your two pound soap mold. Finally, spray the soap with rubbing alcohol to release any air bubbles. Be sure to allow the soap to setup completely before moving on.  Note:  If you are using the silicone 4 loaf mold, you will need to divide the soap equally between two of the cavities in the mold.

Prepare the Red Melt and Pour Soap

Prepare the Red Soap Loaf LayerPrepare the Red Soap Loaf Layer

Now, we will prepare the red layer of soap. So, melt 200 grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base.  Once melted, add 10 grams of the Vamp Vogue Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden, 10 grams of the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer, and 6 drops of the Tomato Red FUN Soap.  Finally, spray the white soap that is in the soap mold with rubbing alcohol. Finally, pour the red soap directly on top of it.  Spray the red soap with rubbing alcohol.

Insert the Vampire TeethInsert the Vampire Teeth

Finally, we will begin placing the teeth in the soap loaf.  For this step, timing is extremely important.  You will want your red layer of soap to begin to setting up.  However, you do not want it to completely setup. It should have a somewhat thick film formed but should still be soft and will have a somewhat rubbery feel to it.  This is important because you need the soap to be soft enough that you can still press the fangs of the teeth into the soap loaf.  However, it needs to be hard enough that the teeth will stay standing. So, once the soap is ready, spray the red soap with rubbing alcohol. Then, gently press the teeth into the soap mold. Make sure that your place the teeth evenly throughout the soap mold.  Allow the soap to finish setting up before moving to the next step.

 

Cut the Soap LoafCut the Soap Loaf

Allow your soap loaf to completely setup.  Remove the soap from the mold.  Then, use the mitre box and mitre box cutter to slice your soap into eight bars.

 

Adding the Red Soap DripsAdding the Red Soap Drips

Our last step will be dripping the white soap with red soap to give it a dripping blood look.  So, we will drip bar of soap with red melt and pour soap.  Place each bar of soap on a piece of wax paper.  Then, you will need to melt 30 grams of Natures Garden’s Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  Then, add 1 gram of the Vamp Vogue Fragrance Oil and 1 gram Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. In addition, add 3 drops of the Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant and stir.  Next, using a disposable pipette, drip red soap vertically down the white soap. You want to give the soap the appearance of blood dripping from the teeth punctures. Once you have dripped each bar of soap with the red soap, allow the soap to finish setting up.  When your soap is done setting up, it is ready to use!

The History of Vampires

Does this recipe have you wondering about the history and myths associated with vampires?  Well, you can read more about their history and how the myth began from the History.com.

Jul
29

Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe


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Cancan Type MP Soap RecipeCancan Type MP Soap Recipe

If you are looking for a great melt and pour soap design ideas, then you will love the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe from Natures Garden. This mp soap recipe uses quality soap making supplies and ingredients that are perfect for you to create a nourishing batch of soap. This mp soap recipe uses soya milk soap base, an elegant fragrance oil, and other fantastic cosmetic ingredients to create a lovely layered soap recipe. So, check out the soap making recipe below to learn how to create this beautiful rose soap recipe!

Natures Garden Ingredients for the Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap Base
Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
NG Cancan Type Fragrance Oil
Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
Vegetable Glycerin 
Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
Embed Mold-Rose Buds
Basic Circle Mold Markets Mold
8 ounce Clear PET Bullet Bottle
White 24/410 Fine Mist Sprayer

Other Needed Ingredients for the Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Cutting Board
Scale
Microwave safe containers
Large Knife
Microwave
Rubbing alcohol (in the bullet bottle)

Total Recipe Weight for Pink Layer and Rose Buds

159 grams Diamond Melt and Pour Soap
7 grams NG Cancan Type Fragrance Oil
4 grams Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
10 grams Vegetable Glycerin
4 drops Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
1 drop Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

Total Recipe Weight for Purple Soap and Rose Buds

159 grams Diamond Melt and Pour Soap
7 grams NG Cancan Type Fragrance Oil
4 grams Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
10 grams Vegetable Glycerin
1 drop Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
12 drops Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

Total Recipe Weight for the White Layers

138 grams Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap
6 grams NG Cancan Type Fragrance Oil

Preparations for the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe

Before you begin creating this mp soap recipe, you will want to make a few preparations. First, you will need to gather and wash any soap making supplies that you are going to need to make this melt and pour soap recipe. Also, you will want to gather all of your melt and pour soap base ingredients that will be needed for you to create this cosmetic recipe. Next, you are going to want to clean up a space for you to use as a work area. You will want to clear off enough space for you to work comfortably. Additionally, you are going to want to prepare a bottle of rubbing alcohol. So, just fill an 8 ounce bottle spray bottle with the rubbing alcohol and set it aside until a later step.

Preparing the Colorants for the Cancan Type MP Soap RecipePreparing the Colorants for the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe

First, you are going to prepare the soap colorants for this bath and body recipe. So, you are going to need two small mixing bowls. Each of these two bowls will have mica powder but they will be different colors. One will be pink and the other will be purple.

So, you are going to need to add 4 grams of the Diamond Dust Mica Pigment to each of the small bowls. Also, you are going to need to include about 10 grams of the vegetable glycerin to each bowl. You will need to stir to create a consistency similar to paste and break up any clumps.  

Creating the Pink Colorant for the Cancan Type MP Soap RecipeCreating the Pink Colorant for the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe

First, you going to be creating the pink colorant for the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe. So, you are going to need to grab one of the two mica mixtures. You will need to add in 4 drops of the neon pink colorant and 1 drop of the violet colorant to this mica powder mixture. Then, you will want to mix in the soap colorants and set them aside for a later step.

Creating the Purple Colorant for the Cancan Type MP Soap RecipeCreating the Purple Colorant for the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe

Next, you are going to be creating the purple colorant for the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe. So, you are going to need to grab the other bowl of mica powder and vegetable glycerin. Then, you are going to want to add 12 drops of the violet colorant and 1 drop of the neon pink colorant. Then, mix in the colorants thoroughly and set the mixture aside for a later step.

Prepare the Soap for the Pink Portion of the Soap RecipePrepare the Soap for the Pink Portion of the Soap Recipe

Now, you are going to prepare the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap for the pink portion of this mp soap recipe. So, you will need to add 159 grams of this clear mp soap base to a microwave safe bowl. Then, use your microwave to melt the soap using 30 second intervals until the soap base is liquid. You will want to periodically mix as you are heating the soap.

Adding the Scent and Colorant to the Cancan Type MP Soap RecipeAdding the Scent and Colorant to the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe

Once your soap base has completely melted, you are ready to add the pink colorant mixture and the scented oil to the soap. So, you are going to need to add in the pink soap colorant that you had previously prepared. Then, you are going to add in 7 grams of the NG Cancan Type Fragrance Oil. After you have all of your cosmetic ingredients mixed together, you are ready to pour the mixture into the rose buds soap molds.

Creating the Pink Rose Soap Embeds for the Cancan Type MP Soap RecipeCreating the Pink Rose Soap Embeds for the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe

First of all, you are going to be creating the pink rose soap embeds for the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe. You are going to need to pour this melted soap to three of the rose embed cavities. Then, spray the back of the mp soap with rubbing alcohol to remove any trapped air bubbles. Then, you will leave this soap to set up. At this point you will need to quickly move on to the next step before the soap sets up.

Pouring the Pink Layer for the Cancan Type MP Soap RecipePouring the Pink Layer for the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe

Now, you are going to be pouring the pink layer for the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe. You are going to pour an equal portion of this melt and pour soap into the three cavities of the basic circle soap mold. This will create a pink layer for your soap recipe. After you pour this soap base mixture, you will need to spray the soap with rubbing alcohol. You will need this layer to completely set up before moving on to the next step in the soap making process.

Creating the White Soap Layer Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe

Next, you are going to prepare the first white layer for this soap recipe. You are going to need to weigh out 69 grams of the Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap. You will need to use a microwave safe bowl to melt this soap using short intervals. Then, you will need to mix in 3 grams of the NG Cancan Type Fragrance Oil.

Pouring the First White Layer for Melt and Pour Soap Pour the First White Layer for Your Melt and Pour Soap

Now you are going to pour the first white layer for your melt and pour soap. Of course, you will need to add a white layer to each of your three soap cavities. Be sure to make these layers as equal as possible. Then, you will spray the top with rubbing alcohol to remove any trapped bubbles. Again, you will need to wait for this soap later to set up before starting the next step.

Prepare the Soap for the Purple Portion of the Soap RecipePrepare the Soap for the Purple Portion of the Soap Recipe

Once this white layer has set up, you are ready to prepare the soap for the purple portion of the Soap Recipe. So, you will want to weigh out 159 grams of the Diamond Melt and Pour Soap. Then, use short bursts in the microwave to melt your soap base completely. 

Adding the Scent and Colorant to the Cancan Type MP Soap RecipeAdding the Scent and Colorant to the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe

Now, you are going to be adding the scent and soap colorant to the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe. So, you will want to add the purple colorant that you have previously prepared. Also, you will add 7 grams of the NG Cancan Type Fragrance Oil. After adding these cosmetic ingredients, you will want to thoroughly mix everything together.

Creating the Purple Rose Embeds for the Cancan Type MP Soap RecipeCreating the Purple Rose Embeds for the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe

After everything has been mixed together, you are going to be creating the purple rose embeds for the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe. You are going to want to pour the soap into three cavities of the rose buds soap mold. You will need to spray these soaps with rubbing alcohol and quickly move on to the next step.

 

 

Pouring the Pink Layer for the Cancan Type MP Soap RecipePouring the Purple Layer for the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe

Now you are going to be creating the purple layer in your soap base. You will want to create an even layer in each of the three soap cavities. Then, you are going to spray them with rubbing alcohol so that it will be free of air bubbles. You will need to make sure that this layer has set up before moving on to the next step.

Creating the Second White Soap Layer for This MP Soap RecipeCreating the Second White Soap Layer for This MP Soap Recipe

Once the purple layer has set up, you will be creating the second white soap layer for this MP Soap Recipe. You are going to need to melt 69 grams of the Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap. You will need to use a microwave safe bowl to melt this soap using short intervals. Then, you will need to mix in 3 grams of the NG Cancan Type Fragrance Oil. Afterwards, mix everything together and pour a layer into each of your three soap cavities. Then, spray the top of this layer with rubbing alcohol.

Adding the Embed Soap Roses to the MP Soap Bar Adding the Embed Soap Roses to the MP Soap Bar

Lastly, you are going to add the rose bud soaps to your bars of soap. So, you are going to need to place one pink rose and one purple rose on the top of each soap. You will want to make sure that your roses are centered and evenly spaced out. You should notice that these soap embeds will sink in slightly. Finally, let the soap finish setting up.

Finishing Up the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe

All you have left for finishing up the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe is to remove the soap from the soap mold. So, just wait for your soaps to completely harden and set up. Once your melt and pour soap has been removed from the mold, your bath and body recipe will be ready to use!

Best Rose Gardens to Visit in the U.S

This beautiful melt and pour soap recipe is decorated with two shimmering rose shaped soap embeds. Of course, roses are beautiful and are perfect for adding some elegant decoration. If you love roses, then you may be interested in checking out some of the most gorgeous rose gardens in the country. Anyone that is interested in taking a look at these beautiful gardens should check out the article Stop and Smell and Roses – The Best Rose Gardens in the U.S. from The Best Travel Places.

Questions About the Cancan Type MP Soap RecipeQuestions About the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe

We hope that you’ve enjoyed this fun soap making recipe! If you have any concerns about making soap with soap base, then feel free to reach out with questions about the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe. You can reach out to us using the phone H.U.G. line, in the NG store, and online. An easy way to reach out to us online is through our social media platforms. First, we are available on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to find us on both Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these social media platforms to get answers for your questions about this bath and body recipe, but you can share your own homemade soap ideas, too. So, we hope that we will hear from you sometime very soon!

May
24

Natural Soap Making Supplies


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Natural Soap Making SuppliesNatural Soap Making Supplies

Natural cosmetic ingredients are a fantastic way to create quality homemade cosmetic recipes. If you are looking for some quality natural soap making supplies, then check out the natural cosmetic ingredients from Natures Garden. We have natural scents, natural soap colorants, wholesale herbs, soap bases, and soap making oils. So, take a look at the cosmetic blog below and get started on your natural bath and body recipes!

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Natural Scents for Body

First, you can use one of our many essential oils to naturally scent your homemade bath and body creations. You can use essential oils for both their lovely aroma and their beneficial properties. Now we have even more of these wholesale essential oils that you can enjoy in your homemade soap recipes. So, check out a few of our new natural scents below and even more on our Essential Oils page.

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Black Pepper Essential OilNatural Soap Making Supplies: Black Pepper Essential Oil

One of our new essential oils is the Black Pepper Essential Oil. This strong essential oil can be used in skin care products to increase circulation. Further, this increase in circulation can be useful for hair care as it can stimulate hair growth. So, this wholesale essential oil is a great ingredient to add to benefits of bath and body recipes.

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Geranium Essential OilNatural Soap Making Supplies: Geranium Essential Oil

Another one of our new essential oils is the Geranium Essential Oil. This wholesale essential oil is fantastic for protecting the skin as it will delay wrinkles, tighten skin, and cleanse the skin. Further, this cosmetic ingredient can be used to rejuvenate the skin and hair. Therefore, this essential oil is perfect for nourishing your body through cosmetic recipes.

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Cornmint Essential OilNatural Soap Making Supplies: Cornmint Essential Oil

Also, you can enjoy the refreshing, minty aroma of the Cornmint Essential Oil in your own soap recipe. Plus, this natural soap scent has some anti-inflammatory benefits for the body. So, this essential oil can be used to reduce skin inflammation and even help to fight acne. So, this is a fantastic scent recipe that you can add to your soap making recipe.

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Natural Cosmetic Colorants

Another natural cosmetic making ingredient that you can add to your homemade bath recipes is a natural colorant. These are pigmented herbs that can provide your cosmetic recipes with beautiful, natural hues. If you want to try out these cosmetic colorants, then check out our Natural Soap Colors page.

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Hibiscus Flower Powder Natural Soap Making Supplies: Hibiscus Flower Powder 

One great herb that you can use as a natural colorant has a natural red pigment. This means that you can use the Hibiscus Flower Powder to give your products a pretty pink or red color. Not only does this cosmetic herb provide a gorgeous color to your bath recipes, but it will provide your cosmetics with some beneficial properties. In fact, this herb has many benefits that you will love in your natural soap recipe. These properties include rejuvenating skincare properties, acne fighting properties, wrinkle smoothing abilities, and so many more benefits!

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Activated Charcoal PowderNatural Soap Making Supplies: Activated Charcoal Powder

Also, you can use the Activated Charcoal Powder to naturally achieve a rich black hue. Further, you can add a bit less of the cosmetic herb to get a lighter gray color. Not only does this herb provide a great color, but it has beneficial properties, too. This cosmetic herb is a natural odor absorber and can even help pull dirt away from your skin. So, this is a perfect herb for creating a nice cleansing bar of soap, just like our Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe.

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Turmeric (Ground) PowderNatural Soap Making Supplies: Turmeric (Ground) Powder

Also, you can use the Turmeric (Ground) herb to provide a natural pigment to your homemade soap. This wholesale herb can be used to create soap with a pretty yellow color. Not only can you use this powdered herb to naturally color your soap, but this wholesale herb is perfect for providing cosmetic herbs. Adding this cosmetic herb to your soap can provide your recipes with skin care and anti-aging properties. So, you natural soap recipe that may be able to promote healing, fight acne, reducing signs of aging, and provide even more benefits!

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Wholesale Herbs for Soap Making

Not only can you use cosmetic herbs to color your soap recipes, but you can use whole herbs to decorate your homemade soaps. These herbs can be used to top cp soap loaves, embed in mp soap, and so much more! You can use these herbs to get creative and create beautiful soap recipes. If you would like to find some wholesale herbs to make soap, then you may want to check out our page on Herbs and Spices.

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Poppy Seed Whole Natural Soap Making Supplies: Poppy Seed Whole

One whole herb that you can use to decorate your soap is the Poppy Seed Whole. This cosmetic herb can be used to provide an appearance of small seeds in your soap. We have used this herb in our Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe, Peppered Poppy Seed Cold Process Soap Recipe, and even more soap recipes. Not only does this herb serve as a lovely decoration, but this cosmetic herb can be used to exfoliate the skin.

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Lavender Flowers WholeNatural Soap Making Supplies: Lavender Flowers Whole

Also, you can add the whole Lavender Flowers herb to your soap making recipe. These wholesale flower herbs are perfect for decorating your soap. Plus, these flowers will bring a lovely aroma of true lavender. We included this herb in our Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe. Further, you may find that these flower buds can provide a light exfoliation, too. So, you can create a beautifully scented soap with a pretty appearance and gentle exfoliation.

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Himalayan Pink Salt HerbNatural Soap Making Supplies: Himalayan Pink Salt Herb

You can use the Himalayan Pink Salt Herb to decorate your homemade soap recipe. This cosmetic salt contains minerals that provide beautiful pink hues. This pretty pink herb is perfect to add to the top of your homemade soap. Further, this wholesale herb is perfect for exfoliating the skin. So, you can enjoy the benefits and appearance of this cosmetic herb in your very own soap recipes.

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Natural Cosmetic Oils

Also, you can use some of our natural cosmetic oils in your homemade soap recipe. These luscious wholesale oils are perfect for skin care, as the oils are conditioning. You can add this cosmetic ingredient to both melt and pour soap and cold process soap. If you would like to create some nourishing skin loving soap, then you may want to check out our Natural Fixed Oils. On this page, you can choose the best cosmetic oils that will provide your soap with different nourishing properties.

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Vitamin E OilNatural Soap Making Supplies: Vitamin E Oil

One cosmetic oil that is fantastic for your soap making recipes is the Vitamin E Oil. This wholesale cosmetic oil is the purest form of natural vitamin E oil that is available. That means that this soap making oil is derived from only plant sources. This oil is nourishing and will care for your skin. So, this skin loving oil may make a good addition to your homemade soap.  

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Sweet Almond OilNatural Soap Making Supplies: Sweet Almond Oil

Another great cosmetic oil that you can use to create quality soap is the Sweet Almond Oil. This cosmetic oil absorbs easily into the skin, so it is perfect for conditioning the skin. Further, sweet almond oil is light and non greasy, which makes this oil great for soap making. So, this wholesale soap making ingredient is perfect for making a skin loving batch of soap.

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Olive Oil Natural Soap Making Supplies: Olive Oil 

If you want to create a very moisturizing batch of soap, then Olive Oil is the perfect cosmetic oil for you. Our cosmetic oil is pomace grade olive oil, which is a thick, rich, green grade of olive oil that is obtained by solvent extraction of the fruit and pits of the olives. This natural soap making ingredient can be used to create a hard bar that is mild and very conditioning. If you love this soap making ingredient, then you may want to try making Castille soap, 100% olive oil, or Marseille soap, 75% olive oil. Whether you use a small amount or nearly 100% of this cosmetic oil, this wholesale cosmetic oil will be sure to moisturize your skin.

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Melt and Pour Soap Making Supplies

Another great way that you can make natural soap is with our melt and pour soap base. Our wholesale natural soap base uses quality soap making ingredients that are great for your skin. You can melt down this nice batch of soap and use it with other natural soap supplies to create your own fantastic soap bars. If you want to check out all of our options for mp soap, then check out our Melt and Pour Soap page.

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap BaseNatural Soap Making Supplies: Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap Base

Of course, you can use the Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap to create your very own melt and pour soap recipe. This soap base uses no SLS, no added detergents, no animal testing, and only includes the finest ingredients! This wholesale soap making ingredient includes skin loving oils that your skin will love. Further, this soap base includes hemp oil, which can help balance out oily skin. So, this is a soap base is perfect for making nourishing batches of soap.

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Honey Melt and Pour Soap BaseNatural Soap Making Supplies: Honey Melt and Pour Soap Base

Another great soap making ingredient that you can use to make your soap is the Honey Melt and Pour Soap Base. Like our other mp soap bases, this soap base uses only the finest ingredients. Not only does this soaping recipe use quality cosmetic oils, but this soap base includes real honey. This added honey provides a golden color to the melt and pour soap base as well as conditioning properties. Honey is known to nourish the skin, reduce acne, fight signs of aging, and clean your pores.

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap BaseNatural Soap Making Supplies: Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap Base

Also, you can use the Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap Base to create your own mp soap recipe. This bulk soap base uses only the finest ingredients, which includes cosmetic oils and yogurt. Adding yogurt to your other soaping ingredients will increase the conditioning properties of your bars. Plus, some find that adding yogurt to your soap can help to fight both signs of aging and acne. So, you can use this soap base for making some fantastic mp soap!

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Why All Natural?

If you are looking to create your own all natural bath and body recipes, then you may be interested to learn more about the natural cosmetic industry. There are definite benefits of using natural ingredients in all kinds of beauty products,  but there are many factors involved in the natural cosmetic market. Anyone that is curious about this market may want to check out the article What’s Driving The Billion-Dollar Natural Beauty Movement? from Fast Company.

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Reach out to UsNatural Soap Making Supplies: Reach out to Us

We hope that you enjoyed learning more about the natural soap making supplies from Natures Garden. If you have any questions about any of these cosmetic ingredients, then feel free to reach out to us. You can find us on the phone, in the store, and online. One way that you can find us online is through one of our social media platforms. First, you can find us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to find us on Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these social platforms to reach out to us to ask us your questions, but you can share your natural craft recipes. So, we hope that you have enjoyed these natural bath and body recipes and that we hear from you very soon!

Apr
22

Creme Brulee Whipped Soap Recipe


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Creme Brulee Whipped Soap RecipeCreme Brulee Whipped Soap Recipe

You will be sure to love both the scrumptious aroma of this bath recipe and fantastic skin loving properties of this new soap making recipe. Our Creme Brulee Whipped Soap Recipe uses wholesale cosmetic ingredients from Natures Garden to create a fantastic bath and body recipe. Not only will this soap recipe clean and nourish your skin, but you are going to love the aroma of the scrumptious dessert fragrance oil included in the recipe. So, check out our free craft recipe below to learn how to create this delicious whipped soap recipe.

Creme Brulee Whipped Soap Recipe: Ingredients Available from Natures Garden

Whipped Soap Base
Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Crème Brulee Fragrance Oil
FUN Soap Colorant- Yellow Oxide
4 oz. Clear PET JAR
FUN Soap Colorant- Deep Purple
White Dome Lid Smooth 58/400
FUN Soap Colorant- Black Oxide
8 oz. Clear PET Bullet Bottles
Black Fine Mist Sprayers 24/410

Creme Brulee Whipped Soap Recipe: Other Ingredients You Will Need

Powdered Sugar
Brown Sugar
Scale
Bowl
Spoon
Spatula
Rubbing Alcohol
Hand Held Mixer
Deep Mixing Bowls
Berries Mold (flexiblemolds.com)

Creme Brulee Whipped Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Weights for Whipped Soap

465 grams of the Whipped Soap Base
140 grams of the Powdered Sugar
28 grams of the Creme Brulee Fragrance Oil
2 drops of the Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
48 grams of the Brown Sugar

Creme Brulee Whipped Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Weights for Melt and Pour Soap

50 grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
2 grams of the Crème Brulee Fragrance Oil
7 drops of the Deep Purple FUN Soap Colorant
2 drops of the Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Creme Brulee Whipped Soap Recipe: Clean and Sanitize

Before you can get started on creating your own creme brulee scented bath and body recipe, you will want to clean and sanitize your crafting equipment. So, you will need to collect and wash any equipment that you are going to need to create this whipped bath and body recipe. Also, you are going to want to clean up some space for you to use as a work area with enough area for you to work comfortably. Giving yourself a good work space will make the process easier to do and more fun, too!

Creme Brulee Whipped Soap Recipe: Other Preparations

Also, you are going to want to make one more preparation before you get started on creating this scented whipped soap recipe. You will need a get the 8 oz bullet bottle and a screw on sprayer top. Then, you will want to fill your bullet bottle with the rubbing alcohol. After you have your bottle filled, you will need to screw on the spray top and set aside for the moment. You will need to use this in a later step to spray the top of the blackberry soaps.

Creme Brulee Whipped Soap Recipe: Melting the Soap for the BlackberriesCreme Brulee Whipped Soap Recipe: Melting the Soap for the Blackberries

Now we can get started on creating the scented soap blackberries for the top of your bath recipe. So, you are going to want to measure out fifty grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. You will need to add this melt and pour soap to a microwave safe bowl. Then, you can finish melting this soap in the microwave. As you are melting your soap you will want to use thirty second intervals to prevent boiling or scorching. So, you will want to alternate between melting your soap and stirring until your soap is liquid.

Creme Brulee Whipped Soap Recipe: Finishing the BlackberriesCreme Brulee Whipped Soap Recipe: Finishing the Blackberries

Now, you are going to want to add the scented oil and color to your mp soap. You will need to add two grams of the Creme Brulee Fragrance Oil. Also, you will need to add seven drops of the Deep Purple FUN Soap Colorant and two drops of the black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant. After, mix these ingredients together well. You will want to pour this soap mixture into the berries mold from flexiblemolds. Then, you will want to spray the tops with rubbing alcohol to remove any trapped air bubbles. Once these mp soap berries set up, you can remove them from the soap mold and set them aside until a later step. 

Creme Brulee Whipped Soap Recipe: Preparing the Whipped Soap BaseCreme Brulee Whipped Soap Recipe: Preparing the Whipped Soap Base

Next, you are going to need to prepare your whipped soap base. You will need to weigh out four hundred and sixty five grams of the whipped soap base in another mixing bowl. Now that your whipped soap base is weighed and added to your bowl, you are ready to add the rest of the cosmetic ingredients.

Creme Brulee Whipped Soap Recipe: Whipped Soap BaseCreme Brulee Whipped Soap Recipe: Whipped Soap Base

This bath and body recipe uses the luscious whipped soap base. This soap base includes fantastic ingredients that will leave your skin feeling soft and moisturized. This whipped bath supply is perfect for creating a quality bath and body recipe. Plus, this cosmetic recipe is perfect for making the whipped bath soap recipe.

Creme Brulee Whipped Soap Recipe: Add Scent and Color to the Whipped SoapCreme Brulee Whipped Soap Recipe: Add Scent and Color to the Whipped Soap

After, you are going to be ready to add the scented oil and soap colorant to the whipped soap base. First, you will add twenty eight grams of the Creme Brulee Fragrance Oil. Then, you will need to add two drops of the Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant. Now that the fragrance oil and soap colorant are added, you will use a hand mixer to combine these cosmetic ingredients. So, whip the soap base to fully combine the ingredients and create a fluffy soap mixture.

Creme Brulee Whipped Soap Recipe: Creme Brulee Fragrance OilCreme Brulee Whipped Soap Recipe: Creme Brulee Fragrance Oil

The Creme Brulee Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden is the aroma of creamy vanilla custard pudding that is drenched with creamy buttery caramel sauce! This scented oil begins with notes of coconut, peach, and butter. Further, the aroma continues with sweet, glazed caramel, heavy cream, and brown sugar. Finally, this scented oil rests on sweet notes of French vanilla and maple sugar. All together these scented oil notes are perfect for creating a fantastically scented bath and body recipe.

Creme Brulee Whipped Soap Recipe: Combining Whipped Soap and Powdered SugarCreme Brulee Whipped Soap Recipe: Combining Whipped Soap and Powdered Sugar

Now, you are going to add one more ingredient to your whipped soap base mixture. You will need to add the powdered sugar to your scented and colored whipped soap mixture. First, you will need to weigh out one hundred and forty grams of powdered sugar into a new bowl. You will be able to add the powdered sugar to your whipped soap mixture slowly. As you add in the powdered sugar you will need to continue to mix these ingredients together with your hand mixer. While you are mixing everything together you may need to use a spatula to ensure that the mixture on the sides of the mixing bowl will be fully incorporated into the mixture. Continue to mix and use the spatula until your ingredients are fully mixed.

Creme Brulee Whipped Soap Recipe: Continue Mixing the Soap

You will need to mix this soap mixture until the soap base begins to look like whipped frosting. Once the soap takes on this consistency, you can stop mixing and put your hand mixture aside. After you finished mixing you can let the mixture rest for about five minutes before moving on to the next step in the process. Once you have waited five minutes, you can move on to the next step in the process.

Creme Brulee Whipped Soap Recipe: Filling the Clear JarsCreme Brulee Whipped Soap Recipe: Filling the Clear Jars

Next, you are ready to fill up the clear jars with your whipped soap recipe. You can use a spoon to scoop your bath whip into the 4 oz. PET jars. You will want to make sure that you leave enough room in the jars for you to be able to top your creation with the blackberry soap. Also, you will want to leave about three teaspoons of your soap mixture in the bowl to use to add a dollop on the top of the mixture.

Creme Brulee Whipped Soap Recipe: Topping the Whipped Soap with Brown SugarCreme Brulee Whipped Soap Recipe: Topping the Whipped Soap with Brown Sugar

Now, you are ready to add the topping to your jars of whipped soap. So, you are going to top the whipped soap mixture with brown sugar. So, you are going to need to take each of your mostly filled jars. You are going to add each one of these jars to a scale and add the brown sugar. You will want to add about six grams of brown sugar to the top of your jars. You will want to press down on the sugar a bit to make sure that the brown sugar will stay in place. Then, you will need to repeat this process with the rest of the jars of your whipped soap.

Creme Brulee Whipped Soap Recipe: Topping the Whipped SoapCreme Brulee Whipped Soap Recipe: Topping the Whipped Soap

Next, you are going to add on some of the finishing touches to your clear jars of whipped soap. You are going to top the jars of your whipped soap mixture. So, you will need to add a dollop of the leftover whipped soap to the top of each one of your jars. Also, you are going to need to retrieve your blackberry soaps from earlier. You are going to take a single blackberry soap and add it to each of your jars of soap. So, you will need to place one of these soaps on to each one of the dollops of whipped soap. You will want to lightly press the blackberry soap into the dollop of whipped soap.

Creme Brulee Whipped Soap Recipe: Finished Bath and Body Recipe

Finally, you’re whipped soap recipe is ready to use!  Now, you will have eight 4 oz jars that you can use for yourself, give as a homemade gift, or sell in your handmade soap business. If you do decide to use your soap making recipe, you will want to try it out in a bath or shower. You can use the brown sugar as a light exfoliate and the lovely whipped soap to wash and leave behind a scrumptious creme brulee scent for you to enjoy!

Creme Brulee Whipped Soap Recipe: Make Your Own Creme Brulee

If you have enjoyed creating this whipped soap recipe, then you may be interested in creating some real creme brulee. This yummy dessert is fun to create and perfect to enjoy as it is delicious! This scrumptious homemade dessert recipe will guide you through how to make your own delicious creme brulee. This sweet dessert recipe will include whole, fresh blackberries along with other creamy ingredients to make this homemade dessert from scratch. So, take a look at Crème Brûlée with Blackberry Coulis from Feedfeed.

Creme Brulee Whipped Soap Recipe: Reaching Out to Natures Garden Creme Brulee Whipped Soap Recipe: Reaching Out to Natures Garden

We hope that you have enjoyed this step by step recipe to create this luscious diy soap that looks like dessert! If you have any more questions about how to make soap creme brulee, then feel free to reach out to us! You can find us in the Natures Garden store, on our HUG Line, and on our website. Of course, an easy way to reach out online is to use one of our social media pages. You can reach out to us on our Facebook page. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on both Twitter and Instagram. Not only can you use these platforms to reach out to get answers to questions, but you can share your own ideas with us and other craft makers, too. So, we hope that we hear from you soon!

Creme Brulee Whipped Soap Recipe: A Note About Our Recipes

Natures Garden is not responsible for the performance of any of the recipes provided on our website, which includes the Creme Brulee Whipped Soap Recipe. Testing is your responsibility. If you plan to resell any recipes we provide, it is your responsibility to adhere to all FDA regulations if applicable. If there are any other ingredients listed in a recipe that Natures Garden does not sell, we cannot offer any advice on where to purchase those ingredients. We also do not offer any advice on formulating or altering the bath and body recipes.

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What are the ingredients for soap making?


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What are the ingredients for soap making?What are the ingredients for soap making?

Here at Natures Garden, we are often asked, “What are the ingredients for soap making?”.  We know it can be overwhelming at first.  Whether you have never made soap before or transitioning from creating melt and pour soap to taking on cold process soap.  Anything new can be a challenge at first and we are here to help you along the way.  Below, we will go through what ingredients and supplies are needed for each type of soap

What are the ingredients for soap making?: Melt and Pour Soap

First, we will talk about melt and pour soap.  This is a basic soap making method.  When using melt and pour soap, the saponification process is already done for you.  Natures Garden carries two pound slabs in several varieties.  Each slab is easy to cut and easy to use.

Melt and Pour Soap: Types of Melt and Pour Soap Bases

Goat’s Milk
Yogurt
Cocoa Butter
Oatmeal
Soya Milk
Shea Butter
Hemp Oil
Honey
Mango
Diamond Clear
SLS Free Clear Glycerin

Melt and Pour Soap: Melting the Soap

So, melt and pour soap, or mp soap will first need to be cut.  We cut the soap into small pieces prior to adding it to a bowl and melting it.  This will allow the soap to melt evenly.  Melt and pour soap can be melted in a microwave oven or in a double boiler.  So, you will need to either have a microwave or a double boiler to make melt and pour soap.  You will also need a cutting board, knife, and at least one mixing bowl.  Once melted, it is ready to be scented and colored.

Melt and Pour Soap: Adding Color

While you can simply melt the soap and pour it into a mold, many choose to add color.  There are a few ways you can color your handmade soap.  Which colorant you choose is a personal choice.  Once your soap is melted, you simply add the color and stir.  Read below for more information on a couple of the types of colorants that you can use.

Adding Color: FUN Soap Colorants

First, Natures Garden’s FUN Soap Colorants can be used.  These colorants are pigments dispersed in vegetable glycerin.  These colorants will give you a nice vibrant color in both clear soap bases and white soap bases.

Adding Color: Da Bomb Soap Dyes

Next, we will take a closer look at the Da Bomb Soap Dyes.  These handmade soap dyes are water based.  These soap colorants work wonderfully in melt and pour soap.  In a white base, they will give you a nice pastel-like color.  However, in a clear base, they are true to color and very bright.

Melt and Pour Soap: Scenting the Soap

You have a couple of options when scenting your soap.  The first choice is whether or not to scent your soap.  You can leave it unscented if you would like.  Although, you can also add a wonderful aroma to the soap.  This aroma can either come in the form of body safe fragrance oil or body safe essential oil.  Either way, you choose to go, the scent simply can be added to the melted soap and mixed right in.  You will find more details on scenting options below.

Scenting the Soap: Essential Oils

Essential oils are natural oils that are plant based.  Natures Garden carries pure essential oils that pure and unadulterated.  They are not diluted in any way.  This option is a perfect addition to your handmade soaps.  While essential oils will be single note scents, you can always create your own blend by mixing them together.  This will make the scent a little more complex.

Melt and Pour Soap: Choosing a mold

Once you have melted, scented and colored your soap, you will simply need to pour it into the mold and allow it to setup.  It is just that simple.  Let’s look at some of your mold options in a little more detail.

Choosing a Mold: Embed Molds

Embed molds will be smaller molds just like the molds that you would use when making chocolate candies.  They are the perfect size for creating guest soaps.  They are also the perfect size to use for embeds or even to top a soap loaf.

Choosing a Mold: Silicone Molds

Silicone molds are really easy to work with.  Since they are super flexible, removing the soap from the mold is a breeze.  They are durable and withstand high heat.

Choosing a Mold: Mold Market Molds

Natures Garden also carries Mold Market Molds.  These molds are made of a heavy duty plastic.  So, they will hold up pretty well.  They come in a variety of shapes and sizes and will help you create some unique handmade soap.

Melt and Pour Soap: Additional Options

When it comes to melt and pour soap, we have technically answered the question, “What are the ingredients for soap making?”.  However, there are a few additional options that you may like to know about.

First, let’s talk about rubbing alcohol.  This can be a melt and pour soap maker’s best friend.  Rubbing alcohol can be sprayed on melt and pour soap to release air bubbles once it is poured into the mold.  It can also be sprayed in between layers of soap to help them adhere to each other.

Next, herbs and clays can be added to soap.  These can be powdered or cut.  While herbs will oxidize over time, each herb will bring a different benefit to your soap.  The powdered herbs can be mixed with vegetable glycerin before being added to your soap.  Many will often use the powdered herbs or clays not only for the benefits of the powder but also as a natural colorant.  The cut herbs are often used not only for the benefits the herbs possess, but also for exfoliation or to add decorative touches.

What are the ingredients for soap making?: Cold Process Soap

Cold process soap is a method in which you are starting completely from scratch.  If you are new to making soap from scratch, you will want to read our soap making safety class.  This will walk you through the basics, as well as safety precautions.   You will also want to read over our beginner’s soap making class, Cold Process Soap Class 101.  You always want to wear safety gear and have vinegar close by when making soap from scratch.  So, now that you have read about soap making safety and read our soap making 101 class, let’s look at the ingredients and supplies needed.

Cold Process Soap: Supplies

While there are several ingredients needed for cold process soap making, you will also need supplies and safety gear.  So, below, is a list of supplies you will need for cold process soap making.  However, you want these supplies to be dedicated only to soap making.  You never want to use any of these supplies to come into contact with your food once they have been used for soap making.

Safety Gloves
Plastic Safety Goggles
Digital Scale
Stick Blender
Stainless Steel Stock Pot or Bowl
Small container or bowl to mix colorants
Long handled plastic spoon or spatula
Mixing bowls (dishwasher safe so you know it withstands heat)
A kitchen thermometer
Freezer Paper (used to line molds and protect your work surface)
Paper towels (to clean up small spills)
Bottle of Vinegar (used in case of lye or raw soap coming in contact with skin)
Soap Mold

Cold Process Soap: Ingredients

Next, let’s talk about the actual ingredients used for cold process soap making.  Cold process soap is created using lye, water, and a combination of oils.  However, it really isn’t as simple as throwing it all together and hoping for the best.  First, you will prepare a lye solution.  Separately, you will prepare your oils.  Then, wait for them to come to the correct temperature before combining them.  Finally, you will begin pouring the batter into a mold.  Once it has setup up, after 24-48 hours, it can be removed from the mold.  It is then allowed to cure before using. Let’s look a little closer at each of these below, as each phase has to be done in a certain manner.

Ingredients: Lye Solution

In order to create a lye solution, there are two ingredients you will need.  You will need distilled water and lye.  Lye is also known as sodium hydroxide.  The water is first weighed out.  Then, the weighed our lye is added to the water.  It is important that the water is never added to the lye.  You always want to add the lye to the water.  If you do it the other way around, it can create a volcanic effect.  The lye is added slowly, stirring as it is added.  Then, the lye solution is set aside so that it can cool.

Ingredients: Soaping Oils

Next, you will need soaping oils.  However, the combination of oils you use is extremely important.  Each oil will saponify a certain amount of lye.  If you use the wrong combination of oils, you could end up with a lye heavy bar of soap.  So, before creating your soap and choosing your oils, you will need to determine your recipe.  You can use one of Natures Garden’s soap making recipes, or create your own.  However, if you choose to create your own, make sure you run the recipe through a soap calculator to make sure that the recipe will work.  We recommend using soapcalc.  You should know that some oils will create a harder bar, others softer.  In addition, some oils will slow trace, others will speed up trace.

Once you choose and weigh out your oils, you melt them and allow them to cool a bit.  You can melt the oils using a double boiler.  We recommend allowing both your lye solution and soap oils to come to around 100 degrees Fahrenheit before combining them.

Ingredients: Scenting the Soap

You can also choose to scent your soap with either a body safe fragrance oils or essential oil.  However, the scent you choose can affect your soap batter.  So, we have created videos to show you exactly how each of Natures Garden’s fragrance oils will perform in cold process soap.  In addition, you can find our most popular cp soap scents here.  You can also use essential oils in your soap.

Ingredients: Coloring the Soap

When it comes to coloring your soap, we recommend using the FUN Soap Colorants.  These colorants will come through beautifully in cold process soap.  We have also created videos showing you the range of shades you can get with the FUN Soap Colorants.  While we talked about the Da Bomb Soap Dyes for melt and pour soap, we don’t recommend them for cp soap.  While, yes, they are safe to use in any type of soap, they will morph, or change color during the saponification process.  During saponification, the cp soap batter reaches high temperatures and the Da Bomb Dyes will not stay true to color.

Ingredients: Choosing a Mold

You have a few options when it comes to a soap mold.  I like silicone molds.  They are easy to work with and hold up extremely well to the high temperatures of the saponification process.  Also, the soap comes out of the molds very easily.  However, you can also use a wooden mold.  In addition, some heavier plastic molds will work.  Although this isn’t true of all plastic molds, they must be able to withstand the high temperatures.

What are the ingredients for soap making?: Hot Process Soap

The last method we will talk about is hot process soap, also known as hp soap.  This method is also done from scratch.  The same safety precautions taken when making cold process soap should be taken when creating hp soap.  So, make sure you read both the cold process 101 class and the safety precautions I linked to above in the cold process section.

So, what is the difference?  Hot process soap can be created using a crockpot.  Of course, this would need to be a crockpot used only for soapmaking, not food once it used for soap.  Crockpot soap will not have as long of a cure time as cold process soap.  This is because the heat from the crockpot speeds up the saponification process.  However, the same recipes, fragrance oils, molds, and colorants can be used.

What are the ingredients for soap making?:  Additional Ingredients

There are a few ingredients that can be used in any type of soap.  First, Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  This ingredient will lessen the discoloration that can be caused by vanillin that is in some fragrance oils.  Sodium lactate is often used in various soap making methods as well.  It is a natural moisturizer that will help harden the soap.  Sodium lactate is used in both cold process and hot process soap.  We also talked earlier about herbs and clay in melt and pour soap.  They can also be used when making soap from scratch.