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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.

Jan
31

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.

Jan
15

Fragrance Oils for Valentines Day


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Fragrance Oils for Valentines DayFragrance Oils for Valentines Day

Have you been wondering, “What can I do for Valentines Day at home?” If so, then we have a great idea for you! Treat your loved one to something special this Valentines Day with Natures Garden wholesale supplies.  We have lots of great fragrance oils for Valentines Day that you can use to create a perfect spa day at home. Create some romantic cosmetic recipes with a gorgeous scent to pamper your Valentine from head to toe.

Fragrance Oils for Valentines Day: Vanilla Valentine Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for Valentines Day: Vanilla Valentine Fragrance Oil

Valentine’s Day is a lovely holiday that is full of sweet sugary goodness. One great scent that encapsulates this experience is the Vanilla Valentine Fragrance Oil. You can use this scented oil to create homemade soaps and candle recipes. Your sweetie will be sure to love the aroma in their homemade cosmetic gift. This scent blend of creamed vanilla bean and sensual musk will stimulate the senses and arouse your passion for sweetness. You will love this scent in your diy romantic gifts that you can create for your Valentine.

Fragrance Oils for Valentines Day: Passionate Kisses Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for Valentines Day: Passionate Kisses Fragrance Oil

Also, you can use the fantastic aroma of the Passionate Kisses Fragrance Oil. This irresistible fragrance begins with notes of raspberry, blackberry, and fresh strawberries. These scents are followed by mid notes of coconut milk and freshly picked roses. Last, this aroma ends in bottom notes of Egyptian vanilla and amber musk. Adding this scrumptious scent to your homemade cosmetics will make you want to kiss her all over. One way that you can use this scented oil with bath and body recipes is the Heart Soaps with Love Message Recipe. This recipe takes the passionate aroma of this fragrance and creates a lovely bath and body recipe!

Fragrance Oils for Valentines Day: Honeymoon Romance Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for Valentines Day: Honeymoon Romance Fragrance Oil

Rekindle the honeymoon phase of your relationship with the alluring scent of our Honeymoon Romance Fragrance Oil. This scented oil is a perfect aroma to create Valentines Day gifts as it a truly romantic, passionate fragrance oil. This enticing scented oil begins with top notes of fresh greenery and water lilies followed by middle notes of freshly picked flowers and clove. Finally, this scented oil ends with a strong base of sandalwood. All together these fragrance notes blend to create an irresistible fragrance oil for your scented candle and soap recipes.

Fragrance Oils for Valentines Day: Satin Sheets Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for Valentines Day: Satin Sheets Fragrance Oil

The sweet and scrumptious aroma of the Satin Sheets Fragrance Oil is another fantastic scent for Valentine’s Day. This romantic blend of fresh scents and an aroma of sweets creates a truly alluring scent. This fragrance oil starts out with notes of both white and dark chocolates. This mouth-watering scent continues with fresh floral and greenery notes, berries, vanilla, and musk. So, this scrumptious scented oil would be perfect for creating amazing scented Valentines Day gifts.

Fragrance Oils for Valentines Day: Victorian Rose Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for Valentines Day: Victorian Rose Fragrance Oil

The aroma of Victorian Rose Fragrance Oil is light, floral, and absolutely gorgeous! This irresistible fragrance has notes of fresh cut roses with a refreshing base of white musk and amber. This lovely rose fragrance is perfect for creating gorgeous bath and body recipes. You can even combine this scent with real rose petals to create some romantic bath recipes, like our Rose Milk Bath Recipe. Whether you include real roses or stick to this lovely aroma, you are sure to love this scented oil in your homemade crafts.

Fragrance Oils for Valentines Day: In the Mood Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for Valentines Day: In the Mood Fragrance Oil

If you are looking for romantic ideas for her then this alluring scent would be a perfect place to start. Invigorate your senses and desires with our In the Mood Fragrance Oil. This magnetic aroma blends refreshing ocean notes and sweet tropical pineapple and peach. Finally, this scented oil finishes with a base of cool cucumber and fresh green notes. You can use this fantastic aroma to create perfect bath and body recipes that will be sure to perfectly set the mood for Valentines Day!

Fragrance Oils for Valentines Day: Manly Man Fragrance Oil

Another fantastic scented oil that you can enjoy for Valentine’s Day is our Manly Man Fragrance Oil. This amazing fragrance oil is an energizing blend of citrus with subtle touches of clean, classic rose petals. This aroma blend is infused with notes of frankincense, and myrrh. Further, this scent has a base of cashmere woods, sandalwood, and sensual musk. Finally, this ruggedly masculine scent finishes with a soft, powdery dry down. You and your Valentine will both be sure to love the aroma of this scented oil. So, you can use this fantastic aroma to create some fantastic diy valentines gifts for him.

Fragrance Oils for Valentines Day: Red Hot Cinnamon Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for Valentines Day: Red Hot Cinnamon Fragrance Oil

If you want your Valentines Day to be irresistible and red hot, then you may want to try out our Red Hot Cinnamon Fragrance Oil! You can use the strong aroma of this aroma to create spicy scented candles that fill the room with the aroma of red hot cinnamon candy. This delightfully scented oil is perfect for making scented candles and other unique scented crafts, like the gorgeous Scented Valentine Glitter Shoes Recipe. You will be sure to love the aroma of this fragrance oil in your homemade recipes and various valentine crafts to sell.

Fragrance Oils for Valentines Day: Cinnamon Yum Yums Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for Valentines Day: Cinnamon Yum Yums Fragrance Oil

If you are looking for an aroma that is both sweet and spicy, then the Cinnamon Yum Yums Fragrance Oil is a great place to start! Our scrumptious scented oil has spice top notes of cinnamon and clove. These scents are followed by notes of sweet floral notes and the aroma of a bakery fresh danish. Finally, this scent has scrumptious base notes of vanilla nuts, and yeast. Altogether, this fragrance oil is a perfect aroma for creating romantic scented candles for Valentines Day. We added this aroma to our Valentines Day Cupcake Candle Recipe which is a fantastic way to decorate for this loving holiday!

Fragrance Oils for Valentines Day: NG Amber Romancing Type Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for Valentines Day: NG Amber Romancing Type Fragrance Oil

Another alluring fragrance oil that you can use to make homemade gifts is our NG Amber Romancing Type Fragrance Oil. This aroma has notes of rich amber and sweet African vanilla with a base of musk and scrumptious black cherry. You can use this gorgeous fragrance oil to create some diy valentines gifts for her. Not only will your Valentine be sure to love the gesture of a homemade Valentines Day gift, but the sweet, rich aroma of this fragrance is sure to be adored by all!

Fragrance Oils for Valentines Day: Strawberry Passion Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for Valentines Day: Strawberry Passion Fragrance Oil

If you are looking for an aroma that is sweet and passionate, then you will love the scent of our Strawberry Passion Fragrance Oil. Of course, this fragrance has notes of ripened strawberries with sweet notes of cotton candy and irresistible French vanilla. This lovely strawberry scent is strong and perfect for making homemade crafts! You will love this sweet strawberry in your homemade candle making recipes or in various bath and body recipes. So, try out this scrumptious strawberry scent in your diy Valentines Day recipes!

Fragrance Oils for Valentines Day: Sweetheart Roses Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for Valentines Day: Sweetheart Roses Fragrance Oil

If you want to give your Valentine something special this year, then you may be interested in the Sweetheart Roses Fragrance Oil. This sensual fragrance oil blends velvet rose petals with oriental tea leaves. Next, the aroma of this fragrance oil is rounded out with a lovely soft musk aroma. This romantic scented oil is perfect for creating cosmetics and candles that would be sure to create homemade Valentines Day gifts that will pamper the body. If you want to use this aroma to create some heart shaped crafts, then you may want to check out our Solid Sugar Scrub Recipe.

Fragrance Oils for Valentines Day: Midnight Romance Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for Valentines Day: Midnight Romance Fragrance Oil

You will love the aroma of our Midnight Romance Fragrance Oil for your homemade bath and body recipes or room scents. This scented oil has a wonderful blend of sensual and spice notes. First, this scented oil has notes of Kaffir lime and spicy bergamot. Then, this aroma has notes of African violet, balsam fir, and jasmine that are all sitting on base notes of muguet lily and musk. This sweet and sensual fragrance oil is perfect for making fantastic Valentines Day gifts for her.

Fragrance Oils for Valentines Day: Chocolate Lovers Type Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for Valentines Day: Chocolate Lovers Type Fragrance Oil

Next, we have a scented oil that is absolutely perfect for the chocolate lovers in your life. Our Chocolate Lovers Type Fragrance Oil is a bright and delicious scent that is hard to resist. The aroma begins with citrus notes of lemon, orange, bergamot, and mandarin. Then, the aroma blends lily of the valley and coriander. Finally, this fragrance has base notes of sweet chocolate, warm vanilla, and musk. We used this delicious scent to create the Chocolate Dipped Bath Fizzies Recipe. Of course, you can use the complex and delicious chocolate aroma to create even cuter homemade Valentines Day gifts.

Fragrance Oils for Valentines Day: Sexy As Sin Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for Valentines Day: Sexy As Sin Fragrance Oil

Another fantastic fragrance oil that you can use to create homemade crafts for gifts is the Sexy As Sin Fragrance Oil. This scented oil is a lovely blend of sweet floral notes and an exotic musk aroma that will fully intoxicate your senses. The top notes include floral notes of fresh gardenia and exquisite tuberose. Further, this sexy aroma includes sweet vanilla and a lovely exotic musk. This blend of scents creates a fragrance that is absolutely sexy and hard to resist.

Fragrance Oils for Valentines Day: Desire Fragrance OilFragrance Oils for Valentines Day: Desire Fragrance Oil

Finally, you can enjoy the aroma of our Desire Fragrance Oil for your Valentine’s Day crafts. This scented oil is an alluring and sensual blend of fragrance oil notes. First, this scent begins with notes of fresh citrus, vetiver, and rose geranium. Then, the aroma has lovely floral notes of lavender, jasmine and lily of the valley. Lastly, the base of this fragrance has notes of amber, creamy vanilla, and musk. You can enjoy the aroma of this delightful scrumptious fragrance oil in your Valentine’s Day crafts homemade.

Fragrance Oils for Valentines Day: Burgundy Rose Fragrance Oil

Another fantastic fragrance oil that you can use to scent your various homemade Valentines Day crafts is our Burgundy Rose Fragrance Oil. This scent is a romantic blend of sensual burgundy rose and fresh white floral notes, exquisite burgundy wine, precious musk, and apple wood. You will love the aroma of this luxurious fragrance oil to create homemade Valentines Day crafts. If you are interested in checking out our ideas for this aroma, then check out the Burgundy Rose Bath Milk Soak Recipe!

Fragrance Oils for Valentines Day: What Should I Do for Valentine’s Day?

Not only can you use these scented oils to create an at home spa experience, but you can use these Valentines Day scents to make romantic gifts as well! If you are interested in creating a gift that is unique and homemade, then these scents along with wholesale supplies Natures Garden will be perfect. Anyone that is looking for some inspiration for their homemade gifts should check out Feel Good Style’s suggestions in their article Valentine’s Day Ideas: 10 Handmade Beauty Gifts for Her.

Fragrance Oils for Valentines Day: Reach Out to UsFragrance Oils for Valentines Day: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you have enjoyed our passionate scents for your own Valentines Day recipes. If you have any questions about using these scents, then feel free to reach out to us. You can find us online, on our HUG Line, and in the NG store. One easy way to reach out us online is through social media. You can find us on our Facebook page. Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to find us Instagram and Twitter. We hope that you have fun making your own Valentines crafts and we can’t wait to hear from you!

Dec
17

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners


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15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Homemade Gift Ideas

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

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

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

Jun
26

Soap Making Terms


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Soap Making Terms

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

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

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

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

Soap Making Terms: Why Did My Soap Turn Brown?

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

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

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

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

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

Soap Making Terms: How Do You Make Soap White?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Soap Making Terms: What Does Rebatch Mean?

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

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

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

Soap Making Terms: What is Lye in Soap Making?

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

Soap Making Terms: What Does Saponification Mean?

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

Soap Making Terms: What Does Cure Time Mean?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Jun
20

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions


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Common Melt and Pour Soap QuestionsCommon Melt and Pour Soap Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: History of Soap

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

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

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

Jun
12

Independence Day Soap Recipe


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Independence Day Soap RecipeIndependence Day Soap Recipe

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

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

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

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Other Needed Equipment

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

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Clean and Prepare

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

 Independence Day Soap Recipe: Total Weights for First Layer

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

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

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

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Pouring the White Layer

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

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Total Amounts for Second Layer

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

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

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

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

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

 Independence Day Soap Recipe: Total Weight for the Third Layer

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

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

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

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Total Amounts for Fourth Layer

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

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

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

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Total Amounts for the Blue Sprinkles

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

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

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

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Total Amounts for the Red Sprinkles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Total Weight for the Blue Curls

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

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Preparing the Blue Curls

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

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Creating the Blue Curls

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

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Total Weight for Whipped Soap Topping

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

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

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

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

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

Independence Day Soap Recipe: Adding the Whipped Soap Topping

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

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

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

Independence Day Soap Recipe: More Fun for Independence Day

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

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

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