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Dec
06

Lemon Peel Benefits


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Lemon Peel BenefitsLemon Peel Benefits

There are many lemon peel benefits that you can use to benefit your body. Both the Lemon Peel Cut and Sifted and the Lemon Peel Powder from Natures Garden are perfect for nourishing your body inside and outside. You will love all the ways that you can use this bright citrus herb in your life. Not only can use this herb to enhance your food recipes, but you can use this herb to create lovely bath and body recipes. So, let’s get into all the benefits and properties of lemon peel.

Lemon Peel Benefits: Growing ConditionsLemon Peel Benefits: Growing Conditions

Lemon trees require a warm climate and are quite sensitive to the cold. The tree will become inactive below 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, the fruit dies after being exposed to lower than 28 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30 minutes. So, they will need protection from frost, which can be helped by ensuring that your tree has enough water. Additionally, lemon trees should be provided with full sunlight. While these trees are temperature sensitive, they are able to tolerate many different types of soils. However, these trees will prefer soil that is slightly acidic and well-draining. Further, you should plant your tree in a hole that is slightly shorter than the root ball. Then, replace the dirt and tamp firmly. 

For those in the United States, anyone that doesn’t live in a climate like Florida or California may want to plant your lemon tree indoors. As long as the pot is fairly large and the soil is well draining, the tree should be comfortable as an indoor plant. However, a typical lemon tree has the potential to grow to be 20 feet tall, so you will likely want to prune your tree as it gets too large.

However, the lemons require hot summers to develop the fruit. So, it may be less likely for an indoor tree to produce fruit if you don’t bring your plant outside in the summer. Luckily, there are dwarf lemon tree options, like the Meyer lemon, that are more likely to bear fruit. Since your plant will be inside, it is unlikely that pollinators, like bees, butterflies, and other bugs, can get to your plant. Instead, you can use a paintbrush or cotton swab to rub pollen within the flower. This increase your chance of fruit and lead to a better harvest.

Lemon Peel Benefits: Industry Uses

There are many different ways that you can use the lemon peel herb in your daily life. First, you can add lemons to your diet to enhance the flavor of everything from water to dinner recipes. Further, adding more lemon in your food will provide you with some awesome health benefits. Also, your cosmetic recipes can benefit from the addition of lemon peel powder. Not only will your products pick up a lovely lemon aroma, but there will be able to provide you body with all kinds of benefits. So, let’s get into some of the wonderful properties of this botanical herb.

Lemon Peel Benefits: Medicinal UsesLemon Peel Benefits: Medicinal Uses

There are some beneficial properties that you can gain from adding more lemon peel powder to your diet. This herb can be added to tonics or teas that you can use to provide all kinds of benefits to your body. Plus, the peel has a pleasant taste that isn’t too overpowering. So, let’s get into how this herb can benefit your body.

Lemon Peel Benefits: Medicinal Benefits

First, you can use lemon peel powder to help promote good digestion. Many people have found that this herb can be used to reduce the symptoms of gas, heart burn, and indigestion. Also, the high fiber content can be useful for treating both diarrhea and constipation. Further, lemon peel is able to help your body eliminate toxins, as it promotes kidney function. In fact, this herb acts like a diuretic and has been known to be useful against kidney stones. Furthermore, it is thought that lemon peel can be used to detox the liver. Since this is the organ that filters and breaks down toxins in your body, helping flush these out will help your liver to preform at its best.

A study on fighting skin cancer shows that drinking lemon peels in your tea may be beneficial in preventing this disease. Plus, this cosmetic herb can be useful for reducing bad cholesterol levels in the body. This lower cholesterol will be helpful for improving heart health and reducing the chance of a heart attack or stroke. Also, this herb has anti-inflammatory properties that are thought to help relieve inflammation in the walls of veins. So, this herb may be useful for varicose veins or hemorrhoids. 

Also, you can use lemon peels to help promote healthy bones, as it contains vitamins and minerals that are beneficial for the bones. Both the calcium and vitamin C are important for maintaining and building healthy bones. Additionally, this high level of vitamin C is useful for promoting a healthy immune system. So, adding more lemon peel to your diet may be useful for preventing a cold or other inconvenient illness.

Lemon Peel Benefits: Cosmetic UsesLemon Peel Benefits: Cosmetic Uses

There are quite a few benefits that you can utilize in your bath and body products. This botanical herb can be used to nourish the skin and hair in your natural products. So, you can produce products that are beautiful, all natural, and great for your body.

You can use the lemon peel herb nourish and enhance the appearance of your skin. First, this cosmetic herb can be used to cleanse the skin and help to break down dead skin cells. Further, this herb will help detoxify the skin with it’s abundance of antioxidants. Plus, lemon peel can provide rough, dry skin with nutrients that can rejuvenate and soften your skin. So, this herb would be perfect for creating a lotion recipe or even a nourishing conditioner recipe.

Also, you can use lemon peel to help even and brighten your skin tone as well as lighten your complexion. Further, this herb can be useful for promoting healthy skin growth. Plus, this herb can be useful in helping to prevent signs of aging. You can add this cosmetic ingredient to your lotion and soap recipes to help reduce wrinkles and fine lines. Also, you can use this herb to help reduce dark spots, like circles under the eyes or even acne scars. Also, the astringent and antimicrobial properties in this herb can be useful for reducing acne. So, this cosmetic herb would be perfect for adding to your typical soap making supplies.

Lemon Peel Benefits: Natures Garden RecipesLemon Peel Benefits: Natures Garden Recipes

We created a tea with the Lemon Peel Cut and Sifted and included it in our Hair Conditioner Recipe For Blondes. We made this recipe to create a product that will nourish and care for your hair. Lemon peel powder is a wonderful herb for your hair that will leave your locks looking healthy and shiny. Furthermore, this herb will help restore your hair and scalp’s natural pH balance. So, this herb can be useful for balancing an oily or dry scalp, reducing dandruff and helping manage hair loss.  

Since this herb has many benefits for the skin, it is a perfect ingredient for many bath and body recipes. First, we used the lemon peel powder to create the Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe. We included this herb with our other body scrub supplies to create a scrub that can exfoliate as well as brighten and nourish the skin. So, this product will provide you with glowing, youthful  skin. Additionally, we created many other bath and body recipes with this cosmetic recipe that you can find under the recipe tab of the Lemon Peel Powder.

Lemon Peel Benefits: Food and BeveragesLemon Peel Benefits: Food and Beverages

There are many ways that you can use lemon peels to benefit your drinks and food recipes. Since this botanical herb is full of vitamins and minerals, it is able to provide the building blocks that your body can use to its benefit. Further, the lemon peels contain about 5 times more vitamins than the center or juice.

First, you can incorporate lemon peels with other tea herbs to create a tea that it fantastic for your body. Alternatively, you could just boil lemon peels to create a simple lemon peel tea, which you can drink plain or even with a touch of honey. This is an easy way to add more nutrients to your diet and begin to feel the benefits of this herb.

Additionally, you can add lemon zest to your dessert or meal recipes. While many cooks will refer to this herb differently in the kitchen, it is still just lemon peels that are grated a bit finer. So, lemon peels are actually utilized pretty well by good cooks, as this herb tastes good and is good for you! Check out Zest Is Best: How to Make the Most of Your Lemon, Lime, and Orange Peels by Bon Appetit for tips on zesting and recipes that you can create with your zest!

Lemon Peel Benefits: Other UsesLemon Peel Benefits: Other Uses

There are some other uses of lemon peels that you can utilize in your daily life. In addition to the various health and cosmetic benefits that this herb can provide, you can find a few other useful ways to include this herb in your life.

Also, this herb can be used to help whiten your teeth. Although you could use whitening strips, this method is less expensive and natural. If you are interested, then check out How To Use Lemon For Teeth Whitening by WiseShe. Plus, you can use lemon peels to help promote stronger bones. The vitamin C in this herb can be useful for preventing bleeding gums, scurvy, and even gingivitis. Further, the citric acid in this herb can be used to reduce your chance of having issues with your gums.

Another use of lemon peel is that you can add it to a bag of brown sugar to help keep it fresh. Adding this herb will help keep the sugar moist and prevent it from getting hard. Just make sure that you only add the peel without any of the pulp or juice. Also, you can use this herb to use this botanical herb to freshen your fridge. Lemon peel is known to be able to absorb scent, so it can be useful for reducing the scent of your fridge. Plus, you can use this herb to create natural cleaners for the home. It is thought that lemon peel can be useful for polishing chrome surfaces.

Lemon Peel Benefits: Ask Your QuestionsLemon Peel Benefits: Ask Your Questions

We hope that you enjoyed learning about all the lemon peel benefits that you can gain from this delightful herb. If you have anymore questions about this herb or another others, then feel free to reach out to us! We are available in the store, on the phone, and online. Anyone that wants to find us online, may want to try one of our social media pages. We have a Facebook page as well as both a Twitter and an Instagram that uses @ngscents. Not only can use use this platform to ask your questions, but you can share your own personal opinions and homemade recipes, too. Hope to hear from you soon!

Lemon Peel Benefits: Reminder About Our Herbs

Note: Natures Garden sells our herbs, like the Lemon Peel Cut and Sifted and Lemon Powder, for external use only. We do not sell our herbs as food items. The information we provide is for educational purposes only. We do not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease with this information. Also, the Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated the information that we provide. You should keep all herbs out of reach of both your children and pets. Further, pregnant and/or lactating women should take special care when handling our herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our herbs and all testing is the responsibility of the customer.

Dec
03

Olive Oil Soap diy


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Olive Oil Soap diyOlive Oil Soap diy

An olive oil soap diy is a perfect idea for anyone that wants a soap that won’t dry out their skin. Instead, soap made with conditioning oils, like our olive oil, will both condition and nourish your skin. In this cosmetic blog, you can find all kinds of soap making recipes that include skin loving wholesale cosmetic oils and butters cosmetic ingredients from Natures Garden.

Olive Oil Soap diy: Benefits of Olive OilOlive Oil Soap diy: Benefits of Olive Oil

Of course, you want to use cosmetic ingredients that will create fantastic soap that will care for the skin. This rich cosmetic oil is perfect for making an extremely conditioning bar of soap that is perfect for sensitive skin. In fact, this wonderful ingredient is perfect for moisturizing and softening damaged skin. In fact, this cosmetic oil can be used in higher amounts to create a conditioning soap that is gentle enough for a baby. If you want to know more about the benefits of this cosmetic oil in your various recipes, like homemade soap recipes, then you may want to check out our cosmetic blog on the Olive Oil Benefits for your cosmetic recipes.

Olive Oil Soap diy: Carrot Cold Process Soap RecipeOlive Oil Soap diy: Carrot Cold Process Soap Recipe

First, you can use the wonderful properties of olive oil along with other wholesale cosmetic oils to create the Carrot Cold Process Soap Recipe. First of all, the cold process soap recipe uses the fantastic aroma of our Frosted Pumpkin Type Fragrance Oil. This scented oil has some delicious notes of bright lemon, creamy pumpkin, hints of warm spice, and a base of sugary vanilla frostingPlus, this lovely cold process soap recipe will nourish your body with oils, butters, and real baby carrot puree. Not only will this cosmetic recipe nourish the body, but the nutrients from the carrots will add to the benefits of this soap as well. The vitamin A in the real carrot puree is perfect for reducing signs of aging and brightening your skin. So, your skin will benefit from the conditioning oils as well as the nourishing puree of real carrots.  

Olive Oil Soap diy: Orange Swirled CP Soap RecipeOlive Oil Soap diy: Orange Swirled CP Soap Recipe

Next, we have the lovely Orange Swirled CP Soap Recipe. This homemade soap recipe uses both cp soap and mp soap to create fun and nourishing bars of soap. The swirled base of these soaps is a blend of white and orange colored cold process soap. This cp soap base includes nourishing cosmetic ingredients and a lovely fragrance. This nourishing soap recipe is scented with the aroma of Blood Orange Fragrance Oil. This scented oil has energetic notes of juicy orange with a touch of floral and thyme notes. Plus, the melt and pour soap orange slice on top of this soap is scented with this tangy fragrance and adds to the lovely appearance of this soap recipe.

Olive Oil Soap diy: Beard Soap RecipeOlive Oil Soap diy: Beard Soap Recipe

Next, is another great cold process soap recipe that you can create with nourishing olive oil. Our Beard Soap Recipe uses luscious cosmetic oils that are perfect for growing a full, healthy beard. You are sure to love the feel of your beard after trying this lovely beard care recipe. Plus, this beard care recipe uses the Balsam Essential Oil, which has a lovely woodsy aroma and helps care for your beard. Altogether, this soap recipe will clean, condition, and leave you with the rugged aroma of our balsam essential oil.

Olive Oil Soap diy: Bastille Cold Process Soap RecipeOlive Oil Soap diy: Bastille Cold Process Soap Recipe

Our Bastille Cold Process Soap Recipe uses a high percentage of olive oil, which provides a silky and soft feeling for your skin. Not only does this soap recipe use cosmetic oils to nourish your skin, but this cp soap recipe is scented with a masculine aroma. The Fastlane Fragrance Oil is a sharp, spicy aroma that has notes of bright citrus and fresh herb notes. These notes are followed by a blend of pepper, ylang ylang, and lavender on a base of spicy berries and sandalwood. So, you can enjoy the conditioning properties of this soap recipe as well as a lovely scent.

Olive Oil Soap diy: Cold Fashioned Lemonade Soap RecipeOlive Oil Soap diy: Cold Fashioned Lemonade Soap Recipe

Also, our Cold Fashioned Lemonade Soap Recipe uses the lovely olive oil along with many other nourishing cosmetic ingredients. Not only does this cp soap recipe use nourishing cosmetic ingredients, but this homemade soap recipe was made to look like a refreshing glass of lemonade. Plus, this fun cold process soap recipe uses the scrumptious aroma of our Lemon Sugar Fragrance Oil. This will provide you with an aroma of real, juicy lemon and a warm base of vanilla and sugar. So, this is a great soap recipe for nourishing your skin as well as allowing you to enjoy a sweet lemon aroma.

Olive Oil Soap diy: Creamy Cocoa Craziness Cold Process Soap RecipeOlive Oil Soap diy: Creamy Cocoa Craziness Cold Process Soap Recipe

Plus, you can use the moisturizing olive oil to create the Creamy Cocoa Craziness Cold Process Soap Recipe. Of course, this cosmetic soap recipe uses cosmetic ingredients that will care for your skin. Plus, this simple, nourishing soap recipe uses the lovely Creamy Coconut Fragrance Oil. This scented oil has an aroma of creamy coconut milk with notes of peach, banana, coconut, coconut tree leaves, and sweet vanilla. So, you will have a scented soap that will both cleanse your body and condition your skin.

Olive Oil Soap diy: Doggy Shampoo Cold Process Soap RecipeOlive Oil Soap diy: Doggy Shampoo Cold Process Soap Recipe

Not only can you enjoy the conditioning properties of olive oil in soap, but your dogs can benefit from cosmetic oils as well. So, you can create the Doggy Shampoo Cold Process Soap Recipe to clean and condition your dog. Plus, this fun soap recipe is made to look like a cute, scruffy dog! Further, this scented soap recipe is scented with the aroma of sage leaf fragrance oil. So, your dog would have the fresh, herbal aroma of sage leaves. This refreshing scent is perfect for providing a lovely scent for your freshly clean pet!

Olive Oil Soap diy: Cleopatra Heavy Cream Cold Process Soap RecipeOlive Oil Soap diy: Cleopatra Heavy Cream Cold Process Soap Recipe

The Cleopatra Heavy Cream Cold Process Soap Recipe uses some very conditioning ingredients that will truly care for your skin. The heavy cream, olive oil, and other cosmetic oils are perfect for nourishing the skin. Plus, the cold process soap recipe is scented with the aroma of our Queen of the Nile Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil has notes of exotic and fragrant notes of glorious blooming lily with notes of sensuous floral musk paired with cassis and freshly ripened berries. So, you are sure to enjoy the conditioning properties of this bar of soap with the lovely aroma of this cosmetic recipe.

Olive Oil Soap diy: Solid Sugar Scrub RecipeOlive Oil Soap diy: Solid Sugar Scrub Recipe

Also, you can use olive oil to moisturize the skin in the Solid Sugar Scrub Recipe. Not only does this cosmetic recipe condition your skin, but this cosmetic recipe will clean and exfoliate your skin. The fantastic sugar scrub recipe will get rid of grime and dead skin cells. Plus, this recipe uses cleansing and conditioning mp soap recipe. Further, this cosmetic recipe is scented with the Sweetheart Roses Fragrance Oil. This fragrance is a gorgeous, sensual aroma of velvet rose petals, fresh oriental tea leaves, rounded out with base notes of soft musk. This will provide you with a fantastic soap making recipe that will care for the skin.

Olive Oil Soap diy: Beginners Cold Process Soap RecipeOlive Oil Soap diy: Beginners Cold Process Soap Recipe

Also, you can use these lovely cosmetic oils are perfect for making the Beginners Cold Process Soap Recipe. This easy cold process soap recipe is perfect for creating a nourishing cp soap recipe. Plus, this scented soap uses the Rain Barrel Fragrance Oil to provide a refreshing scent. This intriguing summer scent has fresh water tones, crisp ozone and highlights of lemon. Leafy greens balance with lavender and warm cedar wood for the fragrance heart. Sensuous amber undertones and clear musky elements complete the fresh sensation. So, you can create a lovely soap recipe with quality cosmetic ingredients and a refreshing scent.

Olive Oil Soap diy: Beer Cold Process Soap RecipeOlive Oil Soap diy: Beer Cold Process Soap Recipe

Another great soap recipe that you can create is the lovely Beer Cold Process Soap Recipe. This fantastic homemade soap recipe uses lovely cosmetic oils that nourish the skin. Plus, this fantastic soap recipe is scented with the masculine aroma of Stud Fragrance Oil. This fragrance is a true classic, fresh and fruity male fragrance of watery top notes, and citrus nuances infused with white flowers of muguet and jasmine. Undeniably sexy notes of coumarin and fresh mint finished with soft woody notes of sandalwood and sweet musk. Not only does this homemade soap use a rugged, manly aroma, but this cosmetic recipe uses real beer. So, this fantastic homemade soap is a perfect manly cosmetic soap recipe.

Olive Oil Soap diy: Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process Soap RecipeOlive Oil Soap diy: Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process Soap Recipe

Further, you can use conditioning cosmetic oils like our olive oil to create great recipes like Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process Soap Recipe. The olive oil and other lovely cosmetic ingredients create a skin nourishing cosmetic recipe. Plus, this lovely cold process soap recipe uses the scrumptious aroma of our Blueberry Cheesecake Fragrance Oil. This scented oil has notes of yummy decadence starting with Tahitian vanilla, rich creamy butter and ripe blueberries atop a crumbly graham cracker crust. Together these cosmetic ingredients will create a fantastic soap making recipe that will care for the skin with a scrumptious aroma.

Olive Oil Soap diy: Awapuhi Seaberry Cold Process Soap RecipeOlive Oil Soap diy: Awapuhi Seaberry Cold Process Soap Recipe

Lastly, you can use the conditioning olive oil to create our Awapuhi Seaberry Cold Process Soap Recipe. This lovely cp soap recipe uses luscious cosmetic oils and butters to create a skin loving soap recipe. Not only does this soap recipe use nourishing cosmetic oils, but this lovely soap recipe includes the aroma of Awapuhi Seaberry Fragrance Oil. So, this scented oil is a blend of tropical flowers and ozonic marine notes collide in this fresh fragrance. This means that you can create a lovely soap recipe that will nourish the skin and provide light, refreshing aroma.

Olive Oil Soap diy: What is Drying Out Your Skin

Of course, homemade soaps from scratch that contain luscious cosmetic ingredients like olive oil will help moisturize your skin. However, commercial soaps that you buy in the store are often so much harsher compared to cp soap. This harsh soap can be one of the contributors in dry, irritated skin. However, there are some things that you can do to avoid dry skin this winter. If you are curious about how you can keep your skin nourished this winter, then check out 5 Shower Mistakes That Are Drying Out Your Skin from huffpost. So, you can protect your skin from drying out with a few changes and some nourishing cosmetic ingredients.

Candle Ideas for Christmas: Reach Out to UsOlive Oil Soap diy: Ask Us Your Questions

We hope that you have enjoyed these lovely soap making recipes using our luscious cosmetic oils. If you have any further questions about any of these soap recipes, then you can reach out to us for help. You can find us in the Natures Garden store, on the phone, and online. Of course, an easy way to reach us online is through social media. You can find us on our Facebook. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on Instagram and Twitter. Plus, you can use our social media platforms to stay up to date on new recipes and network with other craft makers. We hope you have fun creating your own soap recipes!

Olive Oil Soap diy: A Note About Our Cosmetic Recipes

Natures Garden is not responsible for the performance of our conditioning soap making recipes provided on our website. Testing is your responsibility as the customer. If you plan to resell any recipes that we provide, then it is your responsibility to adhere to all of the FDA regulations. Further, we can not offer advice on where to purchase any ingredients that are listed for recipes that Natures Garden does not sell on our website.

Oct
29

Pumpkin Spice Benefits


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Pumpkin Spice BenefitsPumpkin Spice Benefits

There are many great reasons to use this cosmetic herb. There are pumpkin spice benefits that you can use to enhance the flavor of your bakery recipes as well as nourish your body. Also, you can use this herb blend to improve your various homemade bath and body products. So, you can use this wonderful blend of delicious herbs with your other cosmetic ingredients from Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplier to create some fantastic cosmetic recipes. If you are interested in creating homemade bath and body recipes with the Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend Powder, then check out all the benefits that this cosmetic herb can provide for your cosmetic recipes. So, let’s start talking all of the great benefits that this herbal spice blend can provide.

Pumpkin Spice Benefits: Growing Conditions

This wonderfully herbal spice is a blend of four different spices, which are cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg. So, the pumpkin spice herb requires four different plants to grow all the ingredients for this fantastic blend. First, we have the fresh ground cinnamon in this cosmetic blend. This lovely spice is created from the bark of a cinnamon tree.

Second, this spice blend uses ginger root, which originated in the tropical forests of Indian. Also, the pumpkin spice blend contains cloves, which grow on a tree that prefers tropical climates. You can find out more about from our Uses for Cloves blog!! Lastly, this herbal spice blend finishes with nutmeg. This is another lovely spice that grows on a tropical tree.

Pumpkin Spice Benefits: Industrial Uses

There are many different uses for the blend of ingredients in the pumpkin spice herb. First, you can add this cosmetic herb to your bath and body recipes to provide some hair and skin care benefits. Also, some have found that there are various medicinal benefits of using this blend of cosmetic ingredients. Not only do these spices care for the body, but this pumpkin spice blend can be used to create some scrumptious food recipes. Plus, this cosmetic herb is a perfect flavor for the fall season! So, let’s look into some of the benefits of using this cosmetic ingredient in your various recipes!

Pumpkin Spice Benefits: Bath and Body UsesPumpkin Spice Benefits: Bath and Body Uses

There are many great reasons for you to use this cosmetic herb. There are pumpkin spice benefits that you can use to enhance the flavor of your bakery recipes as well nourish your body. Also, you can use this herb blend to improve your various homemade bath and body products. So, you can use this wonderful blend of delicious herbs with your other cosmetic ingredients from Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplier to create some fantastic cosmetic recipes. If you are interested in creating homemade bath and body recipes with the Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend Powder, then check out all the benefits that this cosmetic herb can provide for your cosmetic recipes. So, let’s get talking all of the great benefits that this herbal spice blend can provide.

Pumpkin Spice Benefits: Bath and Body Uses

First of all, this blend of spices is lovely for creating various bath and body recipes. Ginger is one of the spices in this herbal blend and is has been known to improve skin tone as well as provides anti-aging properties.  Also, this cosmetic herb can be helpful for anyone dealing with dandruff. Cinnamon is another great spice in this herbal blend. First, this spice has been known to improve eczema and soothe irritated skin. Also, cinnamon and clove can both be used to reduce skin inflammation.

Further, cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg are each useful for helping to improve acne prone skin by drying out skin and increasing blood circulation. Also, ginger and cinnamon are thought to help stimulate healthy hair growth. Plus, nutmeg can be used to tone, lighten, and cleanse the skin. Further, the clove herb in this spice blend is useful for killing bacteria as well as removing blackheads. Also, the nutmeg herb can be used to gently exfoliate and fade acne scars. Together this blend of cosmetic ingredients is perfect for creating lovely bath and body recipes!

Pumpkin Spice Benefits: Natures Garden Cosmetic RecipesPumpkin Spice Benefits: Natures Garden Cosmetic Recipes

First, we have used this wholesale herb in the creation of our Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts Recipe. The lovely aroma of this spiced herb is perfect for enhancing the scent of this wax melt recipe. So, the fresh scent of the pumpkin spice blend perfectly combines with the scent of our Pumpkin Cheesecake Fragrance Oil. This leaves you with a fantastic room scent with notes of cardamom, ground cinnamon, Vermont maple, pumpkin puree, carrot, whipped cream, rum, cream cheese, caramelized sugar, and sweet French vanilla. So, you can enjoy the lovely aroma of this cosmetic herb with the sweet fragrance oil to create a fantastic room scent recipe.

Another great cosmetic recipe that we created with this cosmetic herb is the Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe. This bath and body recipe uses ingredients like cosmetic oils and the pumpkin spice herb. These cosmetic ingredients are perfect for nourishing your skin as you exfoliate. Further, the aroma of this cosmetic herb is perfect for blending with the scent of our Pumpkin Walnut Biscotti Fragrance Oil. So, your skin will be moisturized and smell scrumptious.

Pumpkin Spice Benefits: Medicinal UsesPumpkin Spice Benefits: Medicinal Uses

Not only do these ingredients have some cosmetic benefits for your skin and hair, but each of these four lovely cosmetic herbs have some medicinal benefits, too. So, you can use all these cosmetic ingredients together to provide your body with some fantastic properties inside and out. So, let’s get into some of the benefits that pumpkin pie spice blend can provide you.

Pumpkin Spice Benefits: Medicinal Benefits

First, you have the benefits of cinnamon. This wholesale herb has been known to be useful for reducing inflammation. So, you can use this spice to help reduce pain, redness, swelling, and irritation. Also, this spice can be used to fight infections from bacteria or fungi, which can be used to promote the health of your respiratory tract, kill bad breath, or prevent tooth decay.

Also, this cosmetic spice blend includes ginger. This herb can be used to calm the stomach and relieve feelings of nausea. So, you could use ginger to aid with your morning sickness. Plus, this wholesale herb has been known to reduce muscle soreness by reducing inflammation. Further, this cosmetic herb can be used to reduce menstrual pain.

Additionally, clove can be used to provide you with benefits. This cosmetic herb has been useful for helping regulate blood sugar for diabetic people. Further, this herb can be helpful for promoting digestive health, reducing stomach ulcers, and relieving congestion. Not only does this herb relieve congestion, but this herb can help to boost your immunity. Also, cloves can be used to support bone health by increasing bone density. So, this herb can be useful for preventing breaks and fractures.

Lastly, we have the lovely herb nutmeg. This cosmetic spice can be useful for promoting healthy digestion. Also, you can use this spice to calm your body and reduce insomnia. In fact, this cosmetic herb is considered to be an effective herbal sedative that can be used for a good nights sleep. Plus, this is another herb that can be used to reducing inflammation. This property can be useful for many issues, including being useful for reducing pain. Furthermore, this cosmetic herb can be useful for reducing blood pressure.

Pumpkin Spice Benefits: Other Uses

There are a few more benefits that this cosmetic herb can provide. Of course, each of these four spices have their own individual properties that can be used to benefit the body. So, all the other benefits of the pumpkin spice blend can be used to provide a variety of beneficial properties.

Another benefit of the clove herb is that it can be useful for repelling pesky bugs. So, you can add this lovely wholesale herb to your homemade insect repellent recipe.

Plus, some people have found that the cinnamon spice has some benefits for reducing fat. Specifically, it is thought that this herb can help to reduce belly fat. Although this cinnamon spice is known to help reduce weight, it may be beneficial to combine this herb with a healthy diet and exercise.

Additionally, we can use the nutmeg in this spice blend to provide you with an immune system boost. So, you can add this herb to your diet to relieve some of your cold or flu symptoms. Not only is this a great cosmetic herb for reducing illness, but some find this herb to act as an aphrodisiac. Due to this herb’s relaxing and stress reducing properties it can useful as an aphrodisiac.

Pumpkin Spice Benefits: Food and BeveragesPumpkin Spice Benefits: Food and Beverages

Autumn is the perfect time of year for everything and anything that is pumpkin spice flavored! Whether you have been waiting all year long for a scrumptious pumpkin spice latte or you just want to try out this flavor for the first time, you will not want to miss out on trying this pumpkin in pretty much everything! You are likely to notice that everything from yogurt to cereal has a pumpkin spice flavor this time of year. So, there are plenty of options. Further, you can use this cosmetic spice blend to create delicious dessert recipes right at home. If you want to try out some scrumptious pumpkin spice recipes, then you will want to see the article called 20 Recipes to Pumpkin Spice Up Your Life by Tablespoon!

Pumpkin Spice Benefits: Why Does Everyone Love Pumpkin Spice?

Of course, you must have noticed that pumpkin spice is adored by everyone around this time of year. But, why does everyone love this flavor so much? There are many reasons why this spice is so beloved. If you want to learn more about why this flavor is so popular, then you may want to check out What Is Pumpkin Spice and Why Is It So Popular? from The Sporcle Blog. Whether the popularity of this spice blend is due to social pressures, nostalgia of the holiday season, or simply its scrumptious flavor, the pumpkin spice flavor remains a fantastic part of this beautiful autumn season.

Pumpkin Spice Benefits: Ask Us Any QuestionsPumpkin Spice Benefits: Ask Us Any Questions

We hope that you have enjoyed this wonderful spice blend for your recipes. If you are interested in trying out even more of our cosmetic herbs and spices, then you might want to check out our page on herbs and spices. Also, you can reach out to us to answer any questions you may have about this cosmetic herb. Of course, you can talk to us in the Natures Garden store or on the phone. Further, you can reach out to us on our social media platforms. First, you can use the handle @ngscents to find us on Twitter and Instagram. Plus, you can find us on our Facebook page, too. These platforms are a great place to share your own creations and chat with other crafts, as well. So, we hope you have fun with creating your own recipes and that we hear from you soon!

Pumpkin Spice Benefits: A Note About Our Herbs

Natures Garden sells all of our cosmetic herbs, like the pumpkin spice herb, for external use only. We do not sell pumpkin pie spice as a food item. The information we provide is for educational purposes only. We do not intend for this information to be used to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. Further, the Food and Drug Administration  has not been evaluated this information. Keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets. Also, special care should be taken by pregnant and/or lactating women when handling herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our cosmetic herbs and spices. All testing of the final products is the responsibility of the customer.

Oct
18

What is Oat Straw?


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What is Oat Straw?What is Oat Straw?

What is oat straw? The oat straw is made of the stem and flower pieces that are left behind after the oats are separated after the harvest. These oats are used to create all kinds of delicious recipes. Then, the oat straw herb can be used to supplement and care for your body. First, you can use the Oat Straw Green Tops Cut and SIfted and Oat Straw Green Powder as cosmetic herbs that can be used to provide all kinds of benefits to your skin. Additionally, you may find some medicinal benefits you can gain from using this wholesale herb. So, let’s get into some of the wonderful benefits that you can have from using this cosmetic herb in your various products!  

What is Oat Straw?: Growing ConditionsWhat is Oat Straw?: Growing Conditions

You will need to plant your oats in a climate with moderate temperatures. Also, you will want to plant your seeds in early spring. Furthermore, you need to plant this herb outdoors. This is important because it requires wind to pollinate and full sun to grow. While sprouts need moist soil to help with germination, adult plants need dry, well draining soil. Though there are a few conditions that this plant will require to survive, it is pretty hardy otherwise. For example, this plant is fairly resistant to droughts. Although this plant prefers sandy or loamy soil, it is hardy enough to be grown in heavier soil as well. Further, this straw can be grown in slightly more acidic soils, too. 

What is Oat Straw?: Harvesting Oat Straw

There are a few ways that you can harvest this herb right at home. You can either harvest right before they are ripe or after they have already ripened. First, many farmers will harvest their oat straw when they the greenest oat kernels are just about to turn a cream color, as this provides them with the largest yield. Then, the farmers will leave them dry in the sun for a few days before bailing them.  Alternatively, you can wait for the plant to ripen on its own.

Although this next method typically leads to greater losses for a large scale farmer, you may want to do it this way for a small, home garden. In order to harvest your plants, you will want to cut the plant roughly 10 cm from the ground using a scythe of a sickle. After, you need to give your oats time to dry in the sun. Once dry, you will need to separate the straw from the grain and you will have your own oat straw.

Further, you can collect seeds that you can save for the following year. too. Just wait for the seeds to turn brown on the plant before taking them. Then, dry these seeds for a few days and separate them. Once the oats and straw are separated you can allow them to dry for a bit longer before you store them for the next year.

What is Oat Straw?: Industrial Uses

There are many wonderful ways to use oat straw in your various recipes and products. First, you can incorporate this herb into teas or sprinkle it on food. This will allow you to benefit from the nutrients and other qualities that this herb has to offer your body. Also, you can use this herb to create nourishing bath and body recipes that you are sure to love. This herb will rejuvenate your whole body, including your skin, nails, and hair. So, you can use this herb to create all kinds of beneficial recipes.

What is Oat Straw?: Food and BeveragesWhat is Oat Straw?: Food and Beverages

The oat straw is what is left over when the oats are harvested. While the oats are useful for creating yummy foods like oatmeal, the straw left behind has some benefits, too. Many that want to incorporate this herb into their diet will create a tea, but there are other ways to eat this herb, too. You can add a bit of the powdered form or an extract to food, smoothies, or tonics. While the taste of oat straw is described by some as soft or mellow, it is not particularly tasty on its own. Luckily, it can be easily disguised in other scrumptious recipes.

What is Oat Straw?: Medicinal UsesWhat is Oat Straw?: Medicinal Uses

Of course, this mild herb has some benefits for your body. This is the main reason why people will create oat straw tea or even take the supplement. However, this herb isn’t a new additive for healing purposes. In fact, traditional European medicine included this herb to treat various ailments. Over time, this cosmetic herb has spread to other areas and used to continue to nourish the human body. So, let’s talk about all the known benefits of using this lovely cosmetic herb.

What is Oat Straw?: Medicinal Benefits

In the middle ages, some people would claim that oat straw could be used to support brain health. Recently, a study was done that revealed oat straw to have a useful effect on reducing feelings of depression and anxiety. The researchers providing this herb provided a reduction in stress and promoted socialization. Also, this herb has been able to promote alertness and increase cognitive abilities in some individuals. Plus, these two minerals along with vitamin B can be useful for soothing your nerves. This can be beneficial for reducing anxiety and are thought to be restorative to those that feel tired, worn out and are in need of recovery. So, this herb can be useful for dealing with chronic fatigue syndrome. Additionally, you can use this herb to promote healthy digestion. This herb is known to soothe the stomach and strengthen the digestive system.

Further, this herb is full of nutrients, like calcium and magnesium, that are useful for building strong bones. Additionally, this herb is thought to promote a hormone that is used to promote cell growth, which could lead to building stronger bones. Not only is this herb useful for strong bones, but this herb has been thought to be useful for fighting osteoporosis. Since this disease’s main symptom is a decrease in bone density, an herb like this can be useful for regaining bone density. Also, some people will use this herb to help treat arthritis. 

Additionally, this herb was classified as an aphrodisiac in the 19th century. A study that was done on this herb more recently and did find some truth to the claim. However, this herb only affected male performance. Although researchers found mixed results, some have found that this herb can be useful for helping quit smoking. So, this may be the perfect tool to help a lighter smoker quit this habit. Also, many will ingest Oat Straw tea to help promote healthy cell growth, which can promote hair growth and lead to thicker, healthier locks.

What is Oat Straw?: Bath and Body UsesWhat is Oat Straw?: Bath and Body Uses

Not only can you use the oat straw herb to nourish the inside of the body, but you can use this cosmetic herb to care for the outside of the body, too. You can use this herb to create rejuvenating bath and body products. Also, you can include this cosmetic herb in nourishing hair care products. The nutrients and beneficial properties of this herb are useful for normal skin care as well as treating various conditions. So, you can learn about some of the reasons you would want to use this herb in your homemade products.

What is Oat Straw?: Bath and Body Benefits

First, you can use this wonderful herb to nourish your dry skin. The vitamins and minerals in the oat straw herb are useful for softening your skin and leaving you feeling smooth and rejuvenated. Additionally, allowing your skin to soak in the benefits of oat straw can relieve varicose veins as well as reducing dry, irritated skin.

Further, it is thought that you can use this cosmetic herb perfectly for dealing with dry, irritated, or damaged skin. Not only does this herb have anti-inflammatory properties, but the nutrient rich properties of the herb can be used to soothe the skin. So, this herb would be perfect for adding to bath and body recipes. Simply add this to in bath tea and soak to relieve dry, itchy skin. This can be especially useful for anyone dealing with sunburns, rashes, shingles, or mild eczema.

Also, adding this herb to your foot or hand creams can be beneficial to your nails. Since this herb contains silica, it is useful for strengthening your nails and can help to prevent them from splitting. Additionally, you can perfect incorporate this herb into hair care products. This herb has softening properties that will leave your hair feeling fantastic. Further, this cosmetic ingredient contains anti-inflammatory properties that are useful for remedying an itchy, dry scalp. So, this cosmetic herb can be useful for reducing dandruff.

What is Oat Straw?: Natures Garden RecipesWhat is Oat Straw?: Natures Garden Recipes

We used the Oat Straw Green Powder herb to create some fantastic bath and body recipes. First, we have the scrumptious Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe. This herb works perfectly with the oils and butters to create a recipe that is absolutely skin loving. Further, the light exfoliation of the brown sugar is perfect for helping to rejuvenate the skin. Additionally, we created the Burgundy Rose Bath Milk Soak Recipe with this lovely cosmetic herb.  The oat straw herb is perfect for blending with the other cosmetic herbs to create a relaxing bath tea that will nourish the skin.

What is Oat Straw?: Other UsesWhat is Oat Straw?: Other Uses

Some people will use oat straw to help out in the garden. You can use this straw as an inexpensive mulch that will help protect your plants. The straw will help retain moisture and prevent weeds from sprouting up. Although this isn’t the type of mulch that you would want to decorate your flower bed, it is perfect for a home garden to keep your plants safe. Using straw is especially useful for keeping blueberries moist as well as avoiding certain diseases in tomatoes, peppers, and squash. Additionally, a thick layer of straw can protect plants like watermelons or pumpkins to provide them with an area to grow unblemished. If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of using this herb in the garden, then check out Straw Turns to Gold in the Farmers Almanac.

What is Oat Straw?: Ask Us Your QuestionsWhat is Oat Straw?: Ask Us Your Questions

We hope that you enjoyed learning a bit more about the oat straw herb. If you have any more questions about this cosmetic herb or any other Herbs and Spices, then you can feel free to reach out to ask us. We are available to answer your questions at the Natures Garden store, on the phone, and online. An easy way to contact us online is on one of our social media pages. We have a Facebook page that you can use to ask us questions or even share your wonderful bath and body creations. Also, you can use the @ngscents handle to reach out to us on Twitter and Instagram. Whether you want to use this platform to share your own herbal recipes with us or ask cosmetics questions, we can’t wait to hear from you!

What is Oat Straw?: A Note About Our Herbs

Note: Natures Garden sells our herbs, like the Oat Straw Green Powder and the Oat Straw Green Tops Cut and Sifted, for external use only. We do not sell these herbs as food items. The information we provide is for educational purposes only. It should not be used to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease with this information. Further, the Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated the information that we provide. You should keep all herbs out of reach of both your children and pets. Also, pregnant and/or lactating women should take special care when handling our herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our herbs and all testing is the responsibility of the customer.

Jun
28

Common Hot Process Soap Questions


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Common Hot Process Soap QuestionsCommon Hot Process Soap Questions

Although hot process soap recipes have some things in common with the cold process soap recipes, there are a few new steps that can be confusing. So, we at Natures Garden felt it would be useful to answer some common hot process soap questions that our customers have asked us. This way we can equip you with all the soap making supplies and information that you need to make all kinds of wonderful homemade soaps!

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: What are the Hot Process Stages?

First, melt your oils and butters in a crock pot. Then, create your lye solution and add it to your crock pot. Use a stick blend to mix to trace and cover the crock pot. After about 15 minutes, stir the batter and replace the lip. Continue to stir every 15 minutes until the soap batter has the consistency of mashed potatoes. Then, place the soap in a mold and allow it to set up for 24 hours. After, remove from mold, cut, and allow it to cure for about 1-2 weeks. Although the bar may technically be safe to use, allowing it to cure will provide a harder, better quality bar of soap.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Can I Use the Pan or Crockpot I Used for Soapmaking for Food?Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Can I Use the Pan or Crockpot I Used for Soapmaking for Food?

No, you should never return your soaping equipment to the kitchen. So, make sure that you use a pan or crock pot that you aren’t overly fond of for your hot process soap recipes. Hopefully, you can find a pan or crock pot that is cheap or old to use for soap. Once anything in your kitchen is used for soapmaking, it should be moved into your soap making supplies permanently.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Do I Have to Use a Crock Pot for Hot Process Soap?

No, you don’t have to use a crock pot to be successful in making hot process soap. Many people like to use an old crock pot, but if you aren’t able to dedicate one to soap making it is okay to use something different. In fact, you can use a stove top and it works just as well. Honestly, your hot process soap will work just fine as long as your soap has a constant heat source.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: What Are The Hot Process Soap Benefits?

Since hot process soap has some similar steps to cold process soap, hp soap has many of the same benefits. Of course, for both methods, you can control all of the ingredients to avoid ingredient that may trigger allergies or irritate skin conditions. But, the biggest thing that sets the hp soap making method apart from the cold process soap is the cure time. Since hot process soap uses a heat source, like a crock pot or pan, that keeps the soap batter at higher temperatures. These higher temperatures will speed up the saponification process. So, your hot process soaps won’t need to cure as long as they would if they were made using the cp soap method.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Hot Process Soap Recipes?

Natures Garden offers a few different recipes for hot process soap that you can choose between. We have regular hp soap recipes, laundry soap recipes, and even a beard soap recipe. So, there are a lot of fun ideas for making hot process soaps! You can find all of our recipes under Hot Process Soap Recipes on the Free Recipes and Classes page.

 

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: When Do I Color Hot Process Soap?Common Hot Process Soap Questions: When Do I Color Hot Process Soap?

You will want to add your soap colorant after the batch is done cooking. So, mix in the coloring once the soap is a mashed potato consistency. Also, you can still do multiple colors with this method. Just split your cooked soap into different bowls and mix in color to each. Once the soap is colored, you can add more ingredients or scoop the soap to the mold.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: When Do I Add Fragrance to Hot Process Soap?

Again, you will want to add your fragrance oil after the soap has fully cooked and before you stick the soap in the mold. So, you can add your scent right after you add your colorant.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: How Long Do I Need to Cook Hot Process Soap?

The cooking time can vary depending on both the individual hot process soap recipe and the soaping ingredients used. Also, the crock pot or pan that you are using can affect the time, too. Some cases take about an hour and other instances may take a few hours. However, you can tell that your soap is done based on consistency. As your soap heats it will begin to get thicker, which you will notice as you are periodically checking the batter. At one point the soap batter will go through a gel phase, which gives a gel-like appearance. Right after this, the soap will get a mashed potato consistency. At this point, you are ready to scoop the soap into your soap mold.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Why is My Hot Process Soap Changing Color?Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Why is My Hot Process Soap Changing Color?

There are a few reasons why a soap would discolor. Most often, this kind of change is due to the vanillin content in a fragrance oil. This ingredient is what gives scented oils its vanilla notes. So, this type of discoloration can be minimized by using vanilla white color stabilizer. basically, all of the brown discoloration caused by vanillin and oxidation. Vanilla White Color Stabilizer will slow the oxidation of vanillin. However, there are many other ingredients in fragrance oils that can cause discoloration that we can’t reduce or control. This means that it is possible that this additive won’t solve discoloration if the vanillin content isn’t very high. You can find out whether a fragrance discolors and if its maintainable by looking in the description for that scented oil. Another reason that your soaps could change color is herbs, which can oxide over time. This will fade the initial color of the herb and likely become a dull color or change color.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Why Is My Hot Process Soap Separating In My Mold?

If your hp soap is separating in the soap mold, then it is a sign that the soap needed to cook longer. No need to rebatch. All you have to do is scoop the soap back into the crock pot or the pan and cook for a bit longer. It could also be caused by a recipe that wasn’t formulated properly or was not weighed out properly.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: How Long Do You Have to Wait to Use Hot Process Soap?

While hot process soap shortens the cure time, you still have a bit of waiting left to do. You will want to let your soap bars set for about 1-2 weeks, depending on your batch this could vary.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Why Is My Hot Process Soap Cracking?

Overheating can cause your hot process soap to crack in some places or develop strange patterns. Occasionally, it will just be a simple crack in the soap and other times you can end up with soap with peaks and craters. Sometimes soap can even get an appearance referred to as alien brains, which is kind of looks like a brain pattern.  Also, certain ingredients can lead to an increase in heating, like additives with natural sugars. So, you are more likely to overheat with milk, wine, honey, or fruit and veggie purees. Not only can these ingredients heat you soap, but they have the potential to cause a volcano effect in your soap. So, be sure to use caution for those ingredients with sugars.  

 

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Any Hot Process Soap Recipes with Shea Butter?Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Any Hot Process Soap Recipes with Shea Butter?

Yes, we do! We have quite a few free soap recipes for hot process soap, which includes the Beard Soap Recipe, the Game On HP Soap Recipe, and the Apricotie Hottie Soap Recipe. If you would like to see more of these types of soap-making recipes, then you can check out our Free Recipes and Classes page under the Hot Process Soap Recipes section.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Why is My Hot Process Soap Hard and Crumbly?

If you have soap that is too hard and crumbly, then stick around to learn about why your hot process soap would be this way and how you can fix it. Also, anyone that wants to learn how to make their hot process soap more fluid may want to start here. First, your soap batter could be over cooked, which makes the soap dry and hard. Alternatively, the recipe could contain too many hard oils, which could be saved by re-batching with more soft oils. Or, it could be that you didn’t add enough water. Also, it could be that an ingredient was forgotten or the recipe wasn’t formulated correctly. Another possibility is that there is too much of a soap additive, like sodium lactate, that increased the hardness too much. Often, you can simply fix the mistake and rebatch your soap.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: How Do I Rebatch Hot Process Soap?

Have you ever wondered can you melt a bar of soap and remold? It can be tempting to just scrap a failed batch of soap and start over. If you feel the same, then you will definitely want to hear about rebatching soap. Whether you forgot an ingredient, a hot process soap rebatch is a great idea for you to try. Plus, rebatching your old soap is a fairly simple process. First, grate your old soap and put these pieces in a crock pot. Then, you will need to melt this down with water and whatever you wanted to include in these soaps. If you want a more detailed set of instructions, then you can look at a previous blog on How to Rebatch soap.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Why Is My Hot Process Soap Soft and Crumbly?

Also, there are a few reasons why your soap could turn out soft and crumbly. One reason could be that you have too many soft oils and need more hard oils added to the recipe. Also, it could be an issue of not having enough lye for the amount of liquid added. So, it is possible that you may need to formulate the recipe again, which can be made easier with the help of SoapCalc. If your recipe is fine, then you may just need to cook your soap a bit longer. Another option is that you could’ve accidentally added a soap ingredient twice. While you may have a missing ingredient or need to add some different ingredients, it is okay because you should be able to rebatch and save the soap.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Why Is My Hot Process Soap So Soft? I Did Everything Right and It Is Still Soft.

When you first unmold and cut your hp soap, it may be softer than you like. It is common to be a little soft initially for hot process soaps. However, the soap will harden as it cures. Although the soap is safe to use, the bars after about a week, they may still be too soft. For hard soaps, we suggest allowing your soap to cure for 3-4 weeks.

Common Hot Process Soap Questions: Just Ask UsCommon Hot Process Soap Questions: Just Ask Us!

We hope that you were able to learn something interesting about hot process soap making! If you have any other questions or concerns about the hp soap-making method, then reach out and ask us. We are available in the Natures Garden store, on the phone, and on social media. You can reach out to us on the NG Facebook page, Twitter (@ngscents), or Instagram (@ngscents). Have fun soaping and we wish you the very best!

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).

May
23

What Is Melt and Pour Soap?


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nov
27

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe


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Rustic Tree Trunk Soap RecipeRustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe

Lately, we have been looking to bring the outdoors in with some of our fragrance fun recipes.  Well, this soap recipe does just that.  Our next soap making recipe was inspired by, what else, nature.  Natures Garden is getting back to nature with this tree trunk inspired soap scented with Cracklin Birch Fragrance Oil.  So, read below to find out how we made our Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe.

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Some of the Ingredients We Will Be Using

Before we begin, we will talk about some of the ingredients we will be using.  It is important to understand the importance of some of the ingredients in this recipe.  Each item we will be using has a purpose and we will talk about some of these below.

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Crackling Firewood Fragrance OilRustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil

Cracklin Birch Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden is a masculine arrangement that begins with top notes of herbaceous pine, balsam, and citrus bergamot; leading to middle notes of white flowers and earthy sandalwood; sitting on base notes of woodsy patchouli and violet.  Cracklin Birch Fragrance Oil is one of our best selling candle and soap scents.  It is popular all year long, but is even more popular in the fall and winter months.

Top Notes: pine, balsam, bergamot
Mid Notes: white flowers, sandalwood
Base Notes: patchouli, violet

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap Base

Next, we will talk about the soap base we will be using in this soap recipe.  Our Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe uses Natures Garden’s Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap Base.  This soap base is wonderful.  It will leave you with a fabulous squeaky clean feeling.  Our soya milk melt and pour soap comes in a two pound slab that has guide lines to help you cut.  In addition,  this base contains no SLS and no added detergents. Of course, none of our products are tested on animals.   Finally, all of our soap bases are gluten-free.

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: FUN Soap ColorantsRustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: FUN Soap Colorants

First, you should know that the FUN Soap Colorants are simply pigments dispersed in vegetable glycerin.  They are my favorite colorants to work with.  One half ounce of a FUN Soap Colorant will color about ten pounds of soap when used in a white soap base.  The main reason why these are my favorite colorant is because it is so easy to get a nice bright color in white melt and pour soap.  In addition, these soap dyes a perfect in cold process soap.  They come through true to color in any type of soap.

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Vanilla White Color StabilizerRustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

Natures Garden is often asked about Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  So, I thought I would take a minute to talk about our vanilla white.  This is used in a variety of bath and body products, but it is not for use in candles.  When used in a body product, it will help prevent discoloration when it is caused by the vanillin.  While there are a ton of ingredients that can cause discoloration it is most often the vanilla content that causes it.  So, vanilla white will prevent this type of discoloration.  However, it will not prefect discoloration caused by other ingredients.  So, if the fragrance oil does not have a vanillin content listed in the description, do not use vanilla white.

We are also asked about the usage rate and the aroma of the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  First, our recommendation usage rate for vanilla white is one part fragrance oil to one part vanilla white.  So, in this recipe, we use 58 grams of the Cracklin Birch Fragrance Oil, so we use 58 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  In addition, I would like to mention that yes, the vanilla white does have an aroma to it.  However, we have never experienced a time that the aroma of the stabilizer over-powered any of our fragrance oils.

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Glad Press'n SealRustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Glad Press’n Seal

Next, let’s talk about the Glad plastic wrap that we used.  Now, we tried a few different methods, including regular plastic wrap to achieve the tree trunk look in our soap.  However, since the plastic wrap is thicker, it worked perfectly.  The Pess’n Seal Wrap creased perfectly and allowed us to create folds in the wrap that looked like tree bark.  The Glad Press’n Seal Wrap can be purchased at your local grocery store.

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Vegetable GlycerinRustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Vegetable Glycerin

In this recipe, we use vegetable glycerin for our Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe.  We use the vegetable glycerin to make the melt and pour soap pliable.  We will start by pouring the brown soap into a cake pan, then, it will be removed and placed into the mold.  The addition of vegetable glycerin allows us to shape the brown soap, bending it to the shape of the mold without breaking or cracking.

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Other Ingredients and Soapmaking Supplies That You Will Need

Mixing Bowls
Microwave Oven
Scale (set to weigh in grams)
Mixing Spoons
Rubbing Alcohol (in a spray bottle)
Cutting Board
Knife
Glad Press’n Seal Plastic Wrap
9×13 Cake Pan

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Weight for Brown Colored Soap

300 grams Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap
15 grams Cracklin Birch Fragrance Oil
7 grams Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
4 grams Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
30 grams Vegetable Glycerin

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Weight for Cream Colored Soap

1162 grams Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap
4 drops Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
58 grams Cracklin Birch Fragrance Oil
58 grams Vanilla White Stabilizer

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Prior to Starting

Before you begin preparing this melt and pour soap recipe, we recommend wearing protective clothing along with a hair net and gloves.  Also, go ahead and clean your work area and place all of your supplies in the area that you will be working.  Finally, in your bullet bottle, add rubbing alcohol and place one of your fine mist sprayers on top.  Now, you are ready to begin making your tree trunk melt and pour soap.

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Cake PanRustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Cake Pan

Prior to melting your soap, you will need to prepare you cake pan for your rustic tree trunk soap.  This pan will be used for the brown portion of the soap once it is melted.  So, place your pan in front of you.  Then, cover the bottom of the pan with the Press’n Seal Wrap.  Next, you want to bunch the plastic wrap up a bit.  The goal is to create vertical creases in the wrap.  This is what will create the bark like look in the soap.  Once you have prepared your pan, go ahead and move on to preparing your soap.

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Brown SoapRustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Brown Soap

First, we will prepare our brown soap.  So go ahead and get your cake pan out.  Then, cut up, weigh, and melt 300 grams Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap.  You want to melt your mp soap base in thirty second intervals in the microwave until the soya milk soap is in a liquid state.  Make sure you are using a microwave safe dish.

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Brown SoapOnce your soap is melted, add 15 grams Cracklin Birch Fragrance Oil.  Then, add your colorant.  You will need to add 7 grams brown oxide FUN Soap Colorant and 4 grams black oxide FUN Soap Colorant.  Mix to incorporate your colorant.  Finally, add 30 grams of your vegetable glycerin.  Stir to fully blend all of your ingredients.

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Pouring Your Brown SoapRustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Pouring Your Brown Soap

Once your pan is prepared, lined with wrap and your soap is ready, it is time for your brown tree trunk soap to be poured.  So, now, we will be pouring your brown soap.  Place your pan in front of you and pour the melted soap into the cake pan.  You want to fill the about half of the pan.  Then, spray the poured soap with rubbing alcohol to remove any air bubbles that have formed in the soap base from pouring.  Finally, allow the soap to setup before moving on.

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Placing Your Brown Soap Into the Round MoldRustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Placing Your Brown Soap Into the Round Mold

Once your brown soap has setup, go ahead and remove it from the cake pan.  You will notice that the soap is flexible, this is due to the addition of the vegetable glycerin.  We will trim and shape this to the shape of round loaf mold.  It will need to be the exact size of the mold.  So, trim the soap to the length of the soap mold.  Then, place it inside the round loaf soap mold and press it inside the mold.  You want to make sure that the soap fits tightly in the mold.  Finally, trim the edges of the soap so that it is the same length and width of the soap mold.

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe:  Prepare the Cream Colored SoapRustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe:  Prepare the Cream Colored Soap

Now, we will prepare the cream colored portion of our soap in our Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe.  This portion will be the remaining portion of the soap.  The cream soap will be poured on top of the brown soap and create the inner part of the tree trunk.

First, weigh out and melt 1162 grams Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap.  Melt the soap base in the microwave in 30-second intervals.  Melt it until it is in a liquid state.  Be careful not to over-heat the base.

Next, we will color the melted soap.  You will need to add 4 drops Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant.  Then, stir to disperse to colorant.  Now, add the fragrance oil and vanilla white.  You will need to add 58 grams of Natures Garden’s Cracklin Birch Fragrance Oil and 58 grams Vanilla White Stabilizer.  Finally, mix the base to fully incorporate the fragrance oil.

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe:  Pouring the Cream Colored SoapRustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe:  Pouring the Cream Colored Soap

Once your soap has been colored to a cream color, and scented with Cracklin Birch Fragrance Oil, it is time to pour the melted soap into the round loaf mold.  Prior to pouring the cream colored soap, you will want to spray the brown layer with rubbing alcohol.  This will help the two layers adhere to each other.  Make sure you spray the previous layer thoroughly.  So, once you have sprayed the brown soap, pour the cream soap right on top.  Finally, once again, spray the soap with rubbing alcohol to release any air bubbles that may have formed.  Then, allow the soap to setup before moving on.

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Slicing the Soap

Once your soap has setup, you can remove it from your round loaf mold.  Then, go ahead and slice the soap loaf. We recommend using your soap making mitre box and mitre box cutter.  So, place your soap in the mitre box.  Then, use the mitre box cutter to slice your rustic tree trunk soap.  After you have sliced your tree trunk soap, it can be used right away.

We at Natures Garden hope that you have enjoyed creating the Cracklin Birch Fragrance Oil scented Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe with us.  How have you been inspired by nature?  We would love to see how you are using nature in your handmade soap, handcrafted candles, and homemade cosmetics.  Post pictures of your finished creations on our Facebook page.  In addition, you can also tag us on Instagram and Twitter @ngscents.  For even more fragrance fun, check out our free classes and recipes.  All of these classes and recipes are available in PDF form right on our website.

Nov
20

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe


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Christmas Confetti Soap RecipeChristmas Confetti Soap Recipe

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe is a new fragrance fun recipe from Natures Garden Soap Making Supplies.  This layered soap recipe uses our Fruitcake Fragrance Oil and is just in time for Christmas.  If you are looking for a real fruitcake to eat try this recipe, but if you love the scent but not the actual cake, try our Christmas Confetti Soap.  Learn how to make this layered confetti soap using our simple to use melt and pour soap bases and FUN Soap Colorants.

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap Base
Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Fruitcake Fragrance Oil
Square Loaf Mold
Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant
Whipped Soap Base
Vegetable Glycerin
8 ounce Clear PET Bullet Bottle
White 24/410 Fine Mist Sprayer

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Equipment You Will Need

Cutting Board
Scale
Microwave safe glass containers
Large Knife
Microwave
Hand Held Mixer
Spatula
Wax Paper
Rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle


Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: 
Green Soap Recipe Weights

415 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
17 grams Fruitcake Fragrance Oil
17 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
10 drops Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
2 drops Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Red Soap Recipe Weights

415 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
17 grams Fruitcake Fragrance Oil
17 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
9 drops Fun Soap Colorant Tomato Red

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: White Soap Recipe Weights

570 grams Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap
28 grams Fruitcake Fragrance Oil
28 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Whipped Topping Recipe Weights

150 grams Whipped Soap Base
150 grams Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap
17 grams Vegetable Glycerin
18 grams Fruitcake Fragrance Oil
18 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Green Soap 

We will begin by preparing the green soap. A small amount of the green soap will be used for the confetti portion of the soap. The remaining green soap will be used in the loaf portion of the soap.

First, you will need a dish that is safe for the microwave. In this dish, weigh out 415 grams of Natures Garden’s Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  Now, melt the clear mp soap base in your microwave. You will want to melt in 30-second bursts, stirring occasionally.  Continue to melt the soap until all the melt and pour soap is in a melted state.  While you are waiting for the soap to melt, lay out a piece of wax paper.

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare your Green Soap

 

 

Next, we will be adding our soap colorant.  Now, add the 10 drops Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant and 2 drops Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant.  Stir well to completely incorporate the green colorant.  Once all of the soap is colored, add the 17 grams Fruitcake fragrance oil and 17 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Mix to blend the fragrance oil and vanilla white.

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare your Green Soap

 

Finally, pour about 130 grams of the green colored soap onto your sheet of wax paper.  Alternatively, you can use an extra mold to pour your thin layer like I did.  Spray this soap with rubbing alcohol to eliminate any air bubbles.  Allow this to setup.

 

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare your Green Soap

 

 

The remaining green soap will be used for the green portion of your loaf.  So, slowly pour the rest of the green soap into the mold. Then, spray the green soap with rubbing alcohol to release any air bubbles you see in your soap loaf. Next, just allow your soap to setup.

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare your Green Soap

 

 

Once the green soap that was poured on the wax paper has setup, we will begin cutting our confetti.  So, place your soap on a cutting board.  Then, begin cutting the soap into small squares.  Put the cut up soap in a small bowl and set it aside for now.  We will come back to it in just a bit.

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare the Red Soap

We will once again use a portion of the soap for the confetti and the rest will be used in the red layer of the soap loaf. So, cut and melt 415 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap in the same manner you prepared the green soap. Once again, while the soap is melting, lay out a piece of wax paper.

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare the Red Soap

 

Now, remove the soap from the microwave and add the 9 drops of tomato red soap colorant, 17 grams Fruitcake fragrance oil, and 17 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Stir your soap to completely incorporate the colorant and Fruitcake fragrance oil completely.  Then, pour about 130 grams of the melted red soap onto the wax paper.  Allow the soap that you poured on the wax paper to setup.  You can set the bowl of remaining red soap base aside, we will come back to it.

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Red ConfettiChristmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Red Confetti

Next, once the red confetti soap has setup, use a knife to cut the soap into very small confetti like squares.  Once you have cut them, you can place the red soap in the bowl with the green soap.  Then, go ahead and mix them together.  This will make adding it to your soap easier later.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare Your White Soap

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare Your White Soap

Once your green layer of soap has setup completely, you can prepare the white layer.  So, in a mixing bowl, melt 570 grams of Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap Base.  Then, add your Fruitcake fragrance oil and Vanilla White,  Finally, use a spoon to mix the soap.

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare Your White Soap

 

Now, spray your previous green soap layer with rubbing alcohol.  Next, pour the melted white soap directly on top of the green layer.  Then, while the white soap base is still in its melted state, drop half of the red and green confetti into the white soap layer.  Finally, spray the white layer with rubbing alcohol to release any air bubbles that have formed in the soap.  Allow the white layer to setup before moving on.

 

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Pour Your Red Soap LayerChristmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Pour Your Red Soap Layer

Now we will melt the red soap layer.  Once the white layer has setup, you will need to remelt the red soap base you set aside earlier.  Remember, you want to melt the soap in 30 second bursts only until it is in a liquid state.  Be careful not to overheat the soap.

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Pour Your Red Soap Layer

 

Next, we will pour the top red layer. So, once again, spray the previous white soap layer with rubbing alcohol.  Then, pour the red soap directly on top of it.  Finally, spray the red soap with rubbing alcohol to release any air bubbles.  Allow the red soap layer to setup.

 

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Whipped Soap BaseChristmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Whipped Soap Base

Now, we will be preparing the whipped topping for our soap.  You will need to move rather quickly through the next few steps.  First, in a mixing bowl, weigh out the 150 grams of the Natures Garden whipped topping, 18 grams if the vanilla white, 18 grams of the Fruitcake fragrance oil, and 17 grams vegetable glycerin.  Use a hand mixer to bring the whipped soap base to a whipped frosting consistency.

 

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Whipped Soap Base

 

Next, simply place the 150 grams of your Natures Garden Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap in a mixing bowl.  Then use your microwave to melt the soap base.  Melt it to a liquid state, use caution not to overheat the soap.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once the soap is melted, pour it into the mixing bowl with the whipped soap and the vegetable glycerin.  Begin beating the mixture with a hand held mixer.  When the soap looks like whipped frosting, stop beating.

 

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Topping Your SoapChristmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Topping Your Soap

Next, we will begin topping our soap loaf.  So, using your spoon quickly scoop the soap frosting on top of the soap.  You want it to look like whipped cream on top of the soap.

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Topping Your Soap

 

When all of the soap has been covered with, you can begin adding the confetti.  You will use the remaining red and green confetti to top your whipped cream topping.

 

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Topping Your Soap

 

Finally, allow your soap to setup completely.  Once your soap has setup, you can use your mitre box and cutter to slice your soap.  Then, your Christmas Confetti Soap is ready to use.  We hope you love it and have had as much fun creating it as we did!

 

 

 

For even more fragrance fun check out these free candle, soap making, and cosmetic recipes.  Also, have you created something using our Fruitcake Fragrance Oil?  We would LOVE to see what you have created with it!  Post your pictures on our Facebook page!  You can also tag us on Instagram or Twitter @ngscents.

 

Sep
18

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe


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Bamboo Hemp Soap RecipeBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe

Check out a melt and pour soap recipe that is decorative and simple to create! There are so many reasons why this handmade soap recipe is a great choice. The first great part of this handmade soap recipe is that it uses Natures Garden’s melt and pour soap base. So, this layered soap is easy to create and you don’t have to deal with lye. Plus, the whole star anise provides a simple way to decorate your lovely soaps. Together you have a perfect method for creating adorable soaps. Furthermore, the soap smells fantastic! This recipe uses our Bamboo Hemp Fragrance, which is a well-balanced blend of bamboo stalks, vetiver, and patchouli, with undertones of hemp seed and oakmoss. The Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe will also show you how to layer melt and pour soap and add herbal embeds. So, this is wonderful melt and pour soap recipe for homemade soap makers!

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Star Anise and Potential Skin Benefits

Whole star anise is a great cosmetic herb for nourishing your skin. There are many that have found that star anise is great for keeping your skin healthy and glowing, as it is known to soften and nourish your skin. This makes this herb perfect for the addition of melt and pour soap. Plus, this cosmetic herb has been said to be wonderful for reducing wrinkles. Also, some have found that this wonderful herb is great for reducing acne or dry skin related issues. So, this ingredient may be as beneficial to your skin as it is pretty for the top layer of your soap!

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Bamboo Hemp Fragrance Oil
Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap
Star Anise Whole
Small Square Tray Mold
Cutter for Mitre Box
Natures Garden Soap Apron
1 oz. Black Bullet Bottles
Black Fine Mist Sprayer 20/410

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Other Necessary Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need

Two Microwave Safe Mixing Bowls 
Mixing Spoons
Microwave
Scale 
Knife 
Rubbing Alcohol
Cutting Board

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Weights and Amounts of Your Ingredients

400 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
590 grams Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap
29 grams Bamboo Hemp Fragrance Oil
16 Whole Star Anise

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Necessary Preparations Prior to Starting

First of all, you are going to want to clean all of your equipment and your work station. This will make sure that your finished product is clean and free of contaminants. This process isn’t difficult and will absolutely benefit your homemade products. So, sanitize the counter top or the table that you are going to work on. In addition, clean and sanitize all of the equipment you will be using.

Also, you may want to get all of your supplies together and within reach of your work space. This way you will have all the equipment ready to use for creating the melt and pour soap. You will also want to fill your spray bottle with rubbing alcohol so that you can spray the freshly poured melt and pour soap quickly. This will release any air bubble that pop up when pouring your mp soap base.  In addition, rubbing alcohol will help the layers adhere to each other.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Getting the Whole Star Anise ReadyBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Getting the Whole Star Anise Ready

First, you are going to get your whole star anise herb ready for later use in the homemade soap recipe. Since you are going to need this cosmetic herb for your clear layer of melt and pour, it will help to have the stars ready. Since it will save you time to get this herb ready, you should pick out your Star Anise before you begin the recipe. So, look through your bag of Whole Star Anise to find some whole pieces of the Star Anise that you would like to use in the soap. Although you can use broken pieces as long as you don’t mind that ascetic in your final bars of soap. Regardless of your preference, you will need to get together 16 individual whole star anise pieces for this melt and pour soap recipe.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Preparing the Clear Layer of SoapBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Preparing the Clear Layer of Soap

Next, you are going to get the clear melt and pour soap ready to use for your first layer. So, grab your scale and weigh out 200 grams of your Natures Garden Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap into a microwave safe bowl. After, you will need to use your microwave to melt your clear soap base. Melting your soap base should be done in short bursts. You want to use thirty second busts in the microwave until all of the soap is completely melted. This method of melting your soap will prevent you from accidentally over heating your mp soap base.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe After the Soap has Melted

Now, that your melt and pour soap has finished melting you are going to be ready to pour the soap into your mold. You don’t need to add any color to this layer because you will need to see the Star Anise Whole through the melt and pour soap. Further, we don’t need to add fragrance oil to this layer. But, don’t worry about your soap because the bottom layer will be scented. We just can’t scent this clear layer or the fragrance would add a yellow tint to the layer. This is because the soap doesn’t have a color and the Bamboo Hemp Fragrance Oil has a slight yellow tint. So, this layer of your soap should remain unscented and uncolored.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Pouring Your First Soap LayerBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Pouring Your First Soap Layer

After your clear, unscented melt and pour soap has entirely melted, you are ready to pour your melted soap. Be sure to move quickly as you pour your soap as you are going to need to place in the herbs before your soap sets up. So, retrieve the soap mold and the star anise that you have chosen for the top layer of your melt and pour soap. Now, pour your melt and pour soap into your soap mold.

Next, take your whole star anise and place each individual star anise into the center of each cavity in the soap mold. After all of the star anise has been placed, spray the top of your soap layer with the rubbing alcohol. This will release bubbles in the melted soap and help your layers to stick together better. Now, make sure that your layer is completely set up before moving on to the next step.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe After the Clear Soap Layer is Completely Set UpBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Pouring the Second Clear Soap Layer

Now, you will see that your first clear layer has not completely covered the entire whole star anise. This amount of melt and pour soap was intentional, as it will help with the placement of the star anise. Next, we will be pouring the second half of the clear layer to completely cover the star anise whole. The thought process behind this method of embedding the herb was that this will help to hold the herb in place. So, this means that your stars will be less likely to be crooked or start to float. So, your star anise will be better at staying where you put it, in the center and top of your bars of soap.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Pouring the Second Clear LayerBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Pouring the Second Clear Layer

Next, you are going to pour the second half of the clear melt and pour soap layer. So, melt another portion of 200 grams of clear melt and pour soap. You are going to want to melt this batch the same way that you did before to prevent burning the soap. So, use your microwave in 30 second increments. Before you pour this portion of clear melt and pour soap make sure to spray the previous layer with rubbing alcohol. After, pour the second clear layer onto your previously set up soap layer. Then, spray the top of the melt and pour soap layer with the rubbing alcohol.  Allow the final clear layer to completely setup before moving to the next step.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Preparing the Second Layer of Your SoapBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Preparing the White Layer of Your Soap

Next, you are going to be preparing the white layer of your melt and pour soap bars. So, grab your scale and weigh out 590 grams of the Natures Garden’s Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap Base. Next, you will need to melt your soap base with a microwave. Again, we recommend that you use 30 second increments until the soap is entirely liquid. After your soap is entirely melted you are ready to add the fragrance oil. So, weigh out 29 grams of Natures Garden’s Bamboo Hemp Fragrance Oil. Then, you are going to add this refreshing fragrance oil to your melted soap base. Stir in the fragrance evenly to make sure that all of the scent has been incorporated. After, you are ready to move on to the next step.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Pouring the White Layer of Your SoapBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Pouring the White Layer of Your Soap

Now, you are ready to pour your white layer of Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap Base into your soap mold. This white melt and pour soap will be the bottom layer for your finished soap bars. After this final layer is poured, you will want to spray the top with some of the rubbing alcohol. This will help to remove the air bubbles that may be trapped under the surface of this soap layer. Once you spray the soap, wait for this layer to entirely set up. After this white soap layer is entirely hardened, you will be ready for the next step in this process.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Slice Your Finished SoapBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Slice Your Finished Soap

Next, you are going to want to slice your finished slab of soap into individual bars. First, remove the melt and pour soap from your mold. Place the mold on the table or counter top, flip it over, and gently press to release the bamboo hemp soap from the mold. Then, turn the soap over so you can see the top clear layer. You will notice, the mold that you have used will provide you with a single slab of soap, but there are indented portions that are designed for easy cutting. Before you cut, you are going to want to set your slab of layered soap onto the cutting board. Now, you can cut your soap using a knife, or the soap cutter typically used with a mitre box for soap making. So, use your chosen cutting implement to slice along the lower sections of the melt and pour soap slab. Once you cut along each line you will end up with 16 individual soap bars that each soap embedded with a whole star anise. Now, you have completed your melt and pour soaps and are ready to use your finished soap!

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Share Your CreationsBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Share Your Creations

Finally, your melt and pour soap creation is ready for you to use. We hope that you enjoy your finished products! This finished soap is great for use as lovely decoration or a wonderful skin loving soap recipe. If you would love to share your experience, we would love to see your finished products! If you would like to share pictures, share stories of your experience, or even ask some questions, then you can find us on our Instagram and Twitter @ngscents or you can follow us on our Facebook page! Also, you can easily find our Facebook page by clicking here. We would love to hear from you and see your handmade candle, soap, and cosmetic creations!

 

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