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Jun
06

Leopard Cold Process Soap


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Leopard Cold Process SoapLeopard Cold Process Soap

If you like the appearance of leopard print, then you will love our Leopard Cold Process Soap! This cold process soap recipe has you using quality soap making ingredients to create a beautiful leopard spot soap. So, check out how to make soap that looks both cares for your skin and looks just like a leopard. This soap making tutorial will walk you through the process of making a fantastic batch of cp soap!

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Prepare and Sanitize

Before you start to make your own cold process soap recipe, you will to want to make a few simple preparations. First, you will gather and wash any equipment that you need for this bath and body recipe. Also, you will want to gather your soap making ingredients for this free craft recipe. Next, you are going to want to clean up a space for you to use as a work area. This will make the process easier and more fun!

Leopard Cold Process Soap Recipe: Prepare a Bottle of Vinegar

You will need to prepare a bottle of vinegar before creating this homemade soap recipe. This bottle of vinegar will be useful for keeping yourself safe during the cold process soap process, as the vinegar will be used to deactivate lye that may come into contact with your skin. Also, you can use this vinegar to clean up your work station after working on your lye soap. This will make sure that there isn’t any active lye left behind on your work station that you or someone else could come into contact with. So, you will want to fill a bottle with vinegar and set it somewhere close by until it is needed.

Leopard Cold Process Soap Recipe: Beginning Soap Making

If you have never made cp soap before, then you may want to look at some of our soap making classes on this soaping process. First, you will need to make sure that you are familiar with soap making safety. Of course, you can find out soap safety in our Soap Making Safety Class. Further, you can Click Here For Basic CP Soap Making Class. Also, you could check out an easier cp soap recipe to practice soap making prior to making this recipe with our Beginners Cold Process Soap Recipe. If you feel ready to make this bath and body recipe, then you will definitely want to continue reading this soap making blog!

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Ingredients Available From Natures Garden

Lye
Jojoba Oil
Meadowfoam Oil
Palm Oil
Mango Butter
Sweet Almond Oil
Apricot Kernel Oil
Shea Butter
Coconut Oil 76
Brazilian Jackfruit Fragrance Oil
Sodium Lactate
Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
24K Gold Mica Pigment
Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Cutter for Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
Thermometer
Safety GLOVES for Soap Making
Natures Garden Apron
Safety MASK for Soap Making
Large Square Tray Mold

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Other Needed Ingredients

Scale
Distilled Water
Mixing Bowls
Spatula
Stick Blender
8 ounce Squeeze Bottles (3)
Measuring Spoons
Wooden Skewer

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Weights and Amounts for Recipe

323 grams Distilled Water
113 grams Lye- Sodium Hydroxide
8 grams Sodium Lactate (added to cooled lye solution)

42 grams Jojoba Oil
85 grams Meadowfoam Seed Oil
127 grams Palm Oil
85 grams Sweet Almond Oil
127 grams Mango Butter
85 grams Apricot Kernel Oil
127 grams Shea Butter
170 grams Coconut Oil 76
64 grams Brazilian Jackfruit Fragrance Oil

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Amounts for Brown Colorant

4 grams Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
3 drops Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Amounts for Black Colorant

5 grams Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Amounts for Yellow-Gold Colorant

1 gram 24K Gold Mica Pigment
(Mixed with a small amount of soaping oils)
1 gram Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Creating the Lye

The first step you will have for creating the cold process soap is preparing the lye solution. So, you will want to measure 323 grams of water in one container and 113 grams of Lye in another container. As always, you will want to prepare this solution in a well ventilated area with a face mask, googles, and protective clothing. You will want to slowly stir as you add the lye to your water. Once your lye solution cools you will add 8 grams Sodium Lactate. In the meantime, you can move on to the next step of the process.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Preparing the Cosmetic Oils

Now, you are ready to prepare you cosmetic oils. So, add 42 grams Jojoba Oil, 85 grams Meadowfoam Seed Oil, 127 grams Palm Oil, 85 grams Sweet Almond Oil, 127 grams Mango Butter, 85 grams Apricot Kernel Oil, 127 grams Shea Butter, and 170 Coconut Oil 76 to a microwave safe bowl. You will need to melt your soaping oils. Then, you need to wait for oil mixture to cool to room temperature.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Prepare the Soap ColorantsLeopard Cold Process Soap: Prepare the Soap Colorants

While you wait for the lye solution and soaping oils to cool, you can prepare your soap colorants. You are going to make a black, brown, and yellow-gold.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Brown Colorant

In one small bowl, you will want to add 4 grams of the Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant and 3 drops of the Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant. Then, mix them together you can set this bowl aside for the moment.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Black Colorant

Then, add 5 grams of the Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant to a different small bowl. Again, set this bowl aside for the moment.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Yellow-Gold Colorant

In your last bowl, you will add 1 gram of the 24K Gold Mica Pigment. You will need to mix the mica dust with a small amount of soaping oils. Also, add 1 gram of Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant to your bowl. You will want to set this bowl aside for the moment.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Combine Your Lye Solution and OilsLeopard Cold Process Soap: Combine Your Lye Solution and Oils

Once both the lye solution and the cosmetic oils are at room temperature, you are ready to combine them. So, add the lye solution to your bowl of melted oils. You will need to use a stick blender to emulsify these cosmetic ingredients.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Adding the Fragrance OilLeopard Cold Process Soap: Adding the Fragrance Oil

Next, you are going to scent your soap batter. So, add 64 grams of the Brazilian Jackfruit Fragrance Oil to your soap batter and stick blend to mix. This scent has notes of tropical jackfruit, pineapple and delicious apple. These are combined with an alluring heart of jasmine, rose, and white floral notes. Further, these notes are complimented by the soft warmth of sandalwood and musk. 

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Adding the Soap ColorantsLeopard Cold Process Soap: Adding the Soap Colorants

Next, you are going to need to separate your soap batter into three equal portions. After separating your soap, you are going to add one of your prepared colorants to each bowl. You will need to stick blend to incorporate the color. So, you will start with your gold color, then blend the brown, and finally the blend the bowl containing the black soap colorant.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Filling the Squeeze Bottles Leopard Cold Process Soap: Filling the Squeeze Bottles

Now that you have created each of the colors for your leopard soap, you are ready to fill your squeeze bottles. You will want to pour each color into its own bottle. Then, you can add the lid to each of the bottles.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Starting the Leopard SpotsLeopard Cold Process Soap: Starting the Leopard Spots

Next, you are going to use your brown soap to create the center of the leopard spots. So, you are going to need to get your square soap mold. Then, you will want to create dots that are similar in size to the dots in the picture. Also, make sure to place these dots where you want your leopard spots to be in your finished soap. In each square we had between 4 and 6 spots, but this all depends on size and spacing.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Continuing the Leopard SpotsLeopard Cold Process Soap: Continuing the Leopard Spots

After you have your brown dots, you are going to outline them with small lines of your black soap. You will want to add about three to four black lines, depending on the size of your dot, around each of the brown dots. Continue this process for all of the dots in your soap mold.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Filling in the Rest of the LayerLeopard Cold Process Soap: Filling in the Rest of the Layer

Now you are going to add the yellow-gold color to the mold. So, you will need to fill in all of the empty space in this first layer with this third color of soap. Once your first layer is complete, you are ready to move on to the next step in the process of making your leopard soap.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Adding Another LayerLeopard Cold Process Soap: Adding Another Layer

You will want to add a second layer to your soap mold. So, you will start with the brown soap and place another layer of dots on top of the previous layer. Next, you will add another layer of the black lines around each dot in relatively the same place. Finally, add another layer of the yellow-gold color around your spots.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Filling in the Remainder of the Soap MoldLeopard Cold Process Soap: Filling in the Remainder of the Soap Mold

Now that you mold is about half way filled, you are going to do something different with the bottom half of the soap. So, you will want to alternate adding your three colors to the mold in a way similar to the picture to the left. You can refill your bottles as needed and continue until your mold is filled.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Filling in the Remainder of the Soap MoldLeopard Cold Process Soap: Swirling the Soap

Once your soap mold is all the way filled, you are going to swirl top. So, grab a skewer and begin to lightly swirl this top layer. You need to make sure that the skewer doesn’t go too deep in the soap. Otherwise, you may ruin your leopard spots. Once your soap has been swirled, you are ready to move on to the last step.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Finishing Your CP SoapLeopard Cold Process Soap: Finishing Your CP Soap

Finally, your cold process soap is done and nearly ready to use! You will need to wait at least 24 to 48 hours before you can remove the soap from the mold. After removing your soap, you will want to wait until your soap is set up enough to cut into bars. You will be able to cut nine individual bars. Now, you just need to wait for your cold process soap to finish the curing process. This will take four to six weeks. Afterwards, you will be able to use your finished soap!

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Baby Leopards

Leopard print is gorgeous and fun to imitate whether its for homemade soap, clothes, or anything else that you can think of! Not only is leopard print gorgeous and add to the elegance of wild leopards, but it looks super cute on little leopard cats, too. If you want to learn more about these adorable domestic cats, then check out an article called The Joys and Hazards of Living With a Pet Bengal Cat from Pet Helpful.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Reach Out to Natures Garden Leopard Cold Process Soap: Reach Out to Natures Garden

We hope that you have enjoyed making this homemade leopard soap recipe! If you have any more questions about how to make this animal print soap, then you can reach out to us to ask any of your questions. You can talk to us on our HUG Line, in the store, and online. An easy way that you can reach out to us online is through our social media sites. We are available on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on either Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these social media platforms to ask any questions that you may have, but you can share your own homemade cp soap creations, too! So, we hope that hear from you sometime soon!

May
22

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe


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Wisteria Scented Soap Making RecipeWisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe

Our wisteria scented soap making recipe is a fantastic cosmetic recipe from Natures Garden! This cold process soap recipe is inspired by the beauty of blooming wisteria flowers. Not only was the design inspired by these gorgeous flowers, but the scented oil has this gorgeous aroma, too. This cp soap includes the lovely aroma of our Wisteria Blvd Fragrance Oil. Further, this soap recipe uses luscious cosmetic ingredients that will care for the skin as the soap cleanses your skin. If you are interested in checking out this lovely soap recipe, then take a look at the cosmetic blog below.

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Prepare and Sanitize

Before you begin creating this cp soap recipe, you are going to want to clean and sanitize your crafting equipment. So, you will need to collect and wash any equipment that you are going to need to create this bath and body recipe. Also, you will want to gather your soap making supplies. Next, you are going to want to clean up some space for you to use as a work area with enough area for you to work comfortably. Giving yourself a good work space will make the process easier to do and more fun!

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Prepare a Bottle of Vinegar

In order to be safe, you will need to prepare a bottle of vinegar before creating your homemade soap. This bottle of vinegar will be useful for deactivating lye that may come into contact with your skin. Also, you can use the vinegar to clean your work station after working on soap to make sure that there isn’t any active lye left behind. So, you will want to fill a bottle with vinegar and set it near by until it is needed.

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Soap Making Info

If you haven’t made homemade soap from scratch before, then you will want to check out some classes that we have on making cold process soap. First, you will need to make sure that you are familiar with soap making safety. Of course, you can find out how to be safe and make soap correctly in our Soap Making Safety Class. Also, you may want to Click Here For Basic CP Soap Making Class

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Ingredients From Natures Garden

Lye- Sodium Hydroxide
Coconut Oil 76
Avocado Oil
Grapeseed Oil
Cocoa Butter Deodorized
Shea Butter
Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Sunflower Oil
Wisteria Blvd Fragrance Oil
Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant
Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Pink Soap Colorant
Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
24K Gold Mica Pigment
Large Square Tray Mold Market Mold
Disposable Pipettes
Safety Gloves
Natures Garden
Apron

Safety Mask
Thermometer
Safety Glasses

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Other Ingredients Needed

Distilled Water
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Rubber Spatula
Scale
Knife
Stick Blender
Small Strainer
Vinegar
Measuring Spoons

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Total Amounts for the Soap

323 grams of Distilled Water
116 grams of Lye
212 grams of Coconut Oil 76
128 grams of Avocado Oil
42 grams of Grapeseed Oil
85 grams of Cocoa Butter
85 grams of Meadowfoam Seed Oil
128 grams of Shea Butter
170 grams of Sunflower Oil
64 grams of Wisteria Blvd Fragrance Oil

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Amounts for Silver Mica Mixtures

3 grams of Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
12 grams of Meadowfoam Oil

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Amounts for Gold Mica Mixtures

1/8 tsp of 24K Gold Mica Pigment
3 grams of Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
15 grams of Meadowfoam Oil

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Amounts for Light Purple Soap Portion

10 drops of Ultramarine Violet Soap Colorant

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Amounts for Dark Purple Soap Portion

20 drops of Ultramarine Violet Soap Colorant
4 drops of Black Oxide Soap Colorant 

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Amounts for Dark Pink Soap Portion

6 drops of Neon Pink Soap Colorant
15 drops of Ultramarine Violet Soap Colorant 

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Amounts for Light Pink Soap Portion

4 drops of Neon Pink Soap Colorant
10 drops of Ultramarine Violet Soap Colorant 

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Preparing the Lye Solution

First, you are going to want to prepare your lye solution. You will want to wear protective clothes and prepare this solution in well ventilated area. So, weigh out 323 grams of water into mixing bowl. Next, you will need to weigh out 116 grams of the lye in a separate bowl. Then, slowly add the lye to the water while you are stirring. Once you have everything mixed, you will need to wait for the solution to cool to room temperature.

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Preparing the Soaping Oils

While you are waiting for your lye solution to cool, you can prepare your cosmetic oils. You will want to weigh out 212 grams of Coconut Oil 76, 128 grams of Avocado Oil, 42 grams of Grapeseed Oil, 85 grams of Cocoa Butter, 85 grams of Meadowfoam Seed Oil, 128 grams of Shea Butter, and 170 grams of Sunflower Oil. Then, melt your soaping oils. Now, you will need to wait for your cosmetic oils to reach the right temperature.

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Prepping the Soap Colorants

Now, you are going to prepare the soap colorants for your cold process soap recipe. So, you will need four separate, small bowls. In one bowl, you will have 10 drops of Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant. The second bowl will have 4 drops FUN Soap Colorant Black Oxide and 20 drops FUN Soap Colorant Ultramarine Violet. In a third bowl, you will add 4 drops of Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant and 10 drops of the Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant. The fourth bowl will have 15 drops of Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant and 6 drops of the Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant. Once all of your colorants are prepared, you will be ready to move on to the next step.

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Creating the Mica ColorantWisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Creating the Gold Mica Colorant

Next, you are going to create the beautiful gold mica oil for your soap. To do this you will want to add about 15 grams of Meadowfoam Oil to a small bowl. Then, you will mix in 1/8 tsp of the 24 K Gold Mica Pigment and 3 grams of Diamond Dust Mica Pigment. You will want to fully mix these cosmetic ingredients to create the gold colorant. Once you have all of these cosmetic ingredients mixed together, you will be ready to use this shimmery mixture.

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Creating the Silver Mica ColorantWisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Creating the Silver Mica Colorant

Also, you are going to create the beautiful silver colorant for your soap. To do this you will want to add 12 grams of Meadowfoam Oil to a small bowl. Then, you will mix in 3 grams of Diamond Dust Mica Pigment. You will want to fully mix these cosmetic ingredients to create the mica colorant. Once you have all of these cosmetic ingredients mixed together, you will be ready to use this shimmery mixture.

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Adding Your Soap to the MoldWisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Adding the Mica to the Soap Mold

Now that your mica mixtures have been made, you will want to add these colorants to your soap mold. You will want to use a pipette to drizzle both the silver and gold mica mixtures into the mold. The goal is to make this look like silver and gold paint splatters. You will want to try to get some of these two color made it into each of the divided squares. Once you have used about half of each mixture, you can set them aside for now and move on to the next step.

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Combining the Oils and Lye SolutionWisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Combining the Oils and Lye Solution

Before combining these two mixtures, you will need to wait for them to get to room temperature. Once your two mixtures are about this temperature, you are ready to add the lye solution to your melted oils. After combining these soaping ingredients, blend your soap making ingredients together with a stick blender to emulsify the soap batter.

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Adding the Fragrance Oil

After your cosmetic mixture has emulsified, you will be ready to add scented oil. So, weigh out 64 grams of the Wisteria Blvd Fragrance Oil. This classic floral aroma has a wonderful scent of wisteria, rose, and ylang with undertones of precious woods and tender musk notes. Then, you will want to fully incorporate this captivating and enchanting scent into the cold process soap batter.

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Separating the Soap Batter

Now, you are going to separate your soap batter to add the colorants. You will need to get four small containers and add 333 grams of the cold process soap mixture to each bowl. Next, you are going to add the colorants listed above to a portion of the soap mixture. After adding each colorant to the portions of soap batter, you will want to blend the colorants fully into each of the soap mixtures.

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Adding Your Soap to the MoldWisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Adding Your Soap to the Mold

Now, you are going to need to use your four colored soap batches to your cosmetic soap mold. You will want to make sure that you are wearing goggles, gloves, a mask, and protective clothing. So, you will need to hold the strainer over your soap mold tray. Next, you will need to choose one of the colored portions of soap to start with. You will need to pour a small amount of this soap into your strainer and let it fall into the mold.

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe:  Filling Your Soap MoldWisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Filling Your Soap Mold

You are going to want to continue to add your soap batter to the mold using the strainer. Be sure to alternate the colored soap that you use to fill the mold. If any soap remains in the strainer, then use a spatula to move this soap into the mold. Once you have filled up your soap mold completely, you will want to use a spatula to smooth the top of the mold. After you will meed to tap the mold gently on the table to remove any trapped air bubble, you can move on to the next step.

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Drizzling the Mica MixtureWisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Drizzling the Mica Mixture

Now, you are ready to add the mica mixtures to the top of your soap. You will want to use a pipette, again, to add the mica to the top of the soap. You will want to use the gold mica and the sliver mica to drizzle on top of the soap. After, you have added both mica mixtures, you will want to let your soap set up before removing the soap from the mold.

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Cutting Up Your Soap BarsWisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Cutting Up Your Soap Bars

Now, you are ready to cut the block of soap into individual bars. After cutting your soap into bars, you are going to want to let you soap rest. As your soap cures, you will notice the colors will pop.  Once your soap has finished curing, you will be ready to use your soap recipe!

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Growing Wisteria At Home

If you enjoy the scent of our Wisteria Blvd Fragrance Oil, then you may want to try growing your own beautiful Wisteria flowers. Check out the article Growing Wisteria by Garden Design to learn more about growing these lovely flowers.

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Reach Out to UsWisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you enjoyed this cp soap making recipe! If you have any questions about this cp soap recipe, feel free to reach out and ask us.  You can find us by phone on our HUG Line, in the store, and online. An easy way to reach out online is through our social media. We are available on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on both Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these platforms to ask questions, but you can share your own creations, too. So, we hope to hear from you soon!

Mar
18

Easter Craft Recipes


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Crafts for EasterEaster Craft Recipes

If you are looking for some fun crafts to do this Easter, then you should definitely try out some fun crafts for Easter. We at Natures Garden have unique candle recipes, soap recipes, and so many more fun craft ideas that you can try out at home. Plus, you can scent these homemade craft recipes with lovely fragrance oils for this holiday. These diy candle and cosmetic recipes are perfect ideas to use for Easter crafts to sell, diy home decor crafts, and even Easter gift ideas. So, check out some fun Easter craft recipes to make your holiday even more fun!

Crafts for Easter: Easter Basket Candle RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Easter Basket Candle Recipe

One fun craft recipe that you can make for this spring holiday is the Easter Basket Candle Recipe. We were inspired to create this beautiful, layered candle recipe by a colorful, pastel Easter basket. Of course, this lovely scented candle recipe is topped with scented wax that was made to look like dyed Easter eggs that are nestled in Easter grass at the top of a pretty basket. Plus, this scented candle uses the sweet dessert aroma of our Carrot Cake Fragrance Oil. This fragrance has a buttery spice blend with hints of peach, coconut, carrots, cinnamon and warm vanilla. So, this diy Easter basket candle is perfect for creating homemade decorations that are both unique and beautiful!

Crafts for Easter: Easter Egg Soap RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Easter Egg Soap Recipe

Another fantastic bath and body recipe that you can create for Easter is this layered soap recipe. Our Easter Egg Soap Recipe uses four differently colored layers of melt and pour soap base. Plus, this recipe uses the bright blend of berries and sweet vanilla from our Best Friends Fragrance Oil. Also, the melt and pour soap includes nourishing cosmetic ingredients. Further, this soap recipe uses the dome top oval soap mold to create an egg shaped soap bar. So, this homemade soap recipe is perfect for making fun Easter cosmetic recipes!

Crafts for Easter: Spring Smelly Jelly RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Spring Smelly Jelly Recipe

One easy to make scented craft recipe is the Spring Smelly Jelly Recipe. This room scenting recipe includes smelly jelly crystals that are simple, fun, and can be made into bright, Easter colors. Also, this room scent recipe includes the sweet, bright aroma of the Easter Bunny Burps Fragrance Oil. This scented oil contains a shimmering blend of green scents highlighted with a hint of refreshing mint. Then, an aroma of spring flowers is tucked away among the green tones while sandalwood creates glowing warmth for the blend and hints of musk. So, these smelly jelly recipes would be perfect to use as Easter table centerpieces and cute diy Easter decorations.

Crafts for Easter: Rainbow Bubble Bars RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Rainbow Bubble Bars Recipe

Bright, beautiful rainbows are most common in the springtime, so the Rainbow Bubble Bars Recipe would be the perfect choice for your homemade Easter crafts. This beautiful bubble bar recipe uses all the vivid colors of the rainbow. Plus, this cosmetic recipe includes bubbly SCI and luscious cosmetic oils. Further, this bath and body recipe is scented with our Rain Fragrance Oil. This scented oil has refreshing notes of lily of the valley, fresh hyacinth, with a lovely top note of wisteria flowers. So, this scented bath and body recipe is a fun Easter craft that you can enjoy creating and relaxing in the tub.

Crafts for Easter: Easter Bunny Soaps RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Easter Bunny Soaps Recipe

If you are looking for a fun melt and pour soap recipe that is perfect for Easter, then you will want to check out our adorable bunny shaped soap recipe. This cute and festive cosmetic recipe has a soap cupcake base is topped with fluffy white soap, a cute face, and bunny ears. Plus, this scented soap recipe includes the delightfully cheerful aroma of our Easter Bunny Burps Fragrance Oil. This scent is a shimmering garden of green scents that is highlighted with a hint of mint for a fresh sensation. Then, an aroma of spring flowers is tucked away among the green tones while sandalwood creates glowing warmth for the blend and hints of musk. So, you can use our lovely Easter Bunny Soaps Recipe to include with your other fantastic Easter craft recipes. 

Crafts for Easter: Peeps Bunny Cupcake Soap RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Peeps Bunny Cupcake Soap Recipe

Another fun cupcake soap recipe is a fantastic craft recipe for Easter. The Peeps Bunny Cupcake Soap Recipe is an adorable mp soap recipe that has a vibrant cupcake soap base. Then, you will want to top the soap with fluffy white frosting and a sugary peeps bunny soap. Plus, this lovely cupcake soap recipe is scented with the aroma of Lemon Fragrance Oil. This scent is a bright, essential oil that is as true as a freshly squeezed juicy lemon. So, this homemade Easter soap recipe is fun to create, perfect for diy decoration, and is perfect for the bath!

Crafts for Easter: Easter Egg Bath Fizzes RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Easter Egg Bath Fizzes Recipe

Another fun craft that you can enjoy creating and using is the Easter Egg Bath Fizzes Recipe. Of course, these Easter egg bath bomb recipes are fun to make and you can use soap dye to make bright and fun bath bombs! Not only will the nourishing ingredients in this cosmetic recipe care for the skin, but this bath bomb includes the sweet scent is Jelly Bean Fragrance Oil. This scent has a mouth watering burst of luscious fruity tones with teasing notes of vanilla, musk, and sugary notes. Since this bath bomb recipe is both nourishing and fun, it would be perfect to add to your Easter basket ideas for adults and kids.

Crafts for Easter: Gumdrop Melt and Pour Soap RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Gumdrop Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Since Easter is a holiday that is often filled with baskets full of candy, this candy shaped soap would be a fun recipe to try out. Our Gumdrop Melt and Pour Soap Recipe uses mp soap base and a gumdrop soap mold to create these cute soaps. Then, these cute soaps are rolled in sweet sugar. Not only are these cute soaps rolled in sweetness, but they’re scented with the truly scrumptious aroma of the Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Fragrance Oil.  This aroma of holiday spiced gumdrops has notes of cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus, and rose. Further, the scent is well rounded with base notes of cassis, nutmeg, and woods. So, this Easter craft would be perfect for creating a fun soap recipe that has both the appearance and aroma of tasty gumdrop candies.

Crafts for Easter: Plumeria Candle RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Plumeria Candle Recipe

Another lovely springtime craft that you can create is the beautiful Plumeria Candle Recipe. This homemade floral scented candle recipe captures the perfect scent of freshly bloomed flowers. Plus, this homemade candle recipe uses the sweet, tropical aroma of the Plumeria Fragrance Oil. This scent has notes of tropical plumeria flowers, fresh fruity top notes, and a lovely green bottom. Not only will this candle have the perfect floral scent, but this diy candle wax recipe is decorated with pretty purple hues. This candle recipe uses a purple layer, candle wax sprinkles, and sunflower wax to create an embed flower design.

Crafts for Easter: Peeps Bunny Bath Bombs RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Peeps Bunny Bath Bombs Recipe

One popular candy around this time of year is peeps!  Of course, Easter is the time of year when these tasty treats are made to look like cute bunnies. Not only can these candies by made to fit the Easter theme, but the Peeps Bunny Bath Bombs Recipe can look like these bunnies, too! These fun peeps bunny bath bombs are cute, contain nourishing ingredients, and a sweet aroma of our Honey Almond Fragrance Oil. This scent blends notes of bergamot, sweet orange, and crisp apple. These scents are followed by rich, golden honey nectar, toffee bits, and soft white musk. So, you will be sure to enjoy these cute bath bombs as a fun Easter craft!

Crafts for Easter: Easter Confetti Soap RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Easter Confetti Soap Recipe

Another great bath and body recipe that you can create is the Easter Confetti Soap Recipe. This scented soap uses mango butter melt and pour soap base and wholesale soap dye to create a vivid cosmetic recipe. Various colors of small soap chunks are added to this soap recipe and white mp soap. Plus, this scented soap recipe uses the delicate floral aroma of our Sweet Pea Fragrance Oil. This scented oil is a garden of hyacinth, lily of the valley, violets and wild jasmine with a background of light herbal and musky notes. So, the fun colorants and lovely scent will provide you with a fantastic Easter craft recipe that you will absolutely enjoy.

Crafts for Easter: Hydrangea Candle RecipeEaster Craft Recipe: Hydrangea Candle Recipe

Since this time of year is full of beautiful and freshly bloomed flowers, the Hydrangea Candle Recipe would be a perfect candle recipe for Easter! This scented candle uses gorgeous shades of blue and purple granulated candle wax to create a gorgeous candle design. Further, this scented oil uses the sweet, uplifting, and very true aroma of our Hydrangea Heaven Fragrance Oil. Since this scented oil has a gorgeous, floral aroma that would be simply irresistible to a butterfly, we’ve added the scented wax butterflies to top this beautiful Easter candle recipe.

Crafts for Easter: Peeps Cold Process Soap RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe

Another gorgeous soap making recipe that you can create for Easter is the Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe. The base of this soap recipe uses a luscious cold process soap recipe. Not only does this swirled cp soap include vibrant colors, but it includes lovely cosmetic oils. Plus, this bath and body recipe includes a sugary melt and pour soap peeps bunny. Further, this scented soap uses the sweet scent of Yummy Gummy Fragrance Oil. This scrumptious aroma of gummy candy with bursting peach, tangy lemon, juicy orange, grape, plum, pear, coconut, and raspberry. Plus, the aroma has a base of sweet and sugary vanilla. This soap recipe will nourish your skin and provide a lovely aroma for your bath and body recipe.

Crafts for Easter: Play Dough Embed Soap RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Play Dough Embed Soap Recipe

If you are looking to find Easter craft recipes for kids, then you can try out the Play Dough Embed Soap Recipe. You can create the soap dough and let your kids make fun Easter themed creations. Then, you can use these creations as an embed in your mp soap. Plus, this fun soap recipe is scented with the fresh scent of Butterfly Hugs Fragrance Oil, which has notes of apple blossom, lily of the valley and rose petals on a base of cashmere woods and musk. So, this lovely mp soap recipe is perfect for the bath and a fun Easter craft!

Easter Craft Recipes: Other Fun Easter Crafts Ideas

These wholesale cosmetic craft recipes are a fun way to enjoy the holiday and create cute Easter decorations. Not only can you try out our fun candle and cosmetic recipes, but you can try out other fun craft recipes. In fact, you can use the lovely article 55 Easy DIY Easter Crafts to Make With Your Family This April from Country Living. Whether you are looking for ideas for decorating Easter eggs, making diy decorations, or other great ideas, you will likely fun some fantastic ideas in this article. So, you can try out some of these fun craft recipes this year!

Crafts for Easter: Reach Out to UsEaster Craft Recipes: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you enjoy these lovely craft recipes! If you have any questions about how to make these scented crafts, then you can feel free to reach out to us. Of course, we are available at the Natures Garden store, on our HUG Line, and even online. You can easily find us online through our social media pages. You can find us on our Facebook page. Also, you can use our handle @ngscents to find us both on Instagram and on Twitter. Not only can you use these platforms to reach out to us online, but you can share your own fun Easter creations as well! So, we hope to hear from you soon and maybe even see your own homemade Easter creations!

Jan
16

Valentines Day Soap Recipes


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Valentines Day Soap RecipesValentines Day Soap Recipes

Creating romantic homemade gifts would be a great way to show your loved ones how much that you care about them. If you are interested in creating some cute homemade valentines day gifts, then you will definitely want to check out our Valentines Day Soap Recipes. These Natures Garden soap making recipes are perfect for making homemade bath and body recipes that will pamper your Valentine from head to toe. So, check out our homemade bath and body recipes and find the perfect soap recipe for your Valentines Day gift!

Valentines Day Soap Recipes: Hearts a Flutter Soap RecipeValentines Day Soap Recipes: Hearts a Flutter Soap Recipe

One homemade bath recipe that you can use this Valentines Day is our Hearts a Flutter Soap Recipe. This lovely melt and pour soap making recipe uses wonderful cosmetic recipes. This soap making recipe uses pretty shades of liquid soap dye, adorable heart molds, and skin loving melt and pour soap base. Not only does this bath and body recipe allow you to create some really cute bars of soap, but this soap is great for the skin too. The conditioning melt and pour soap base will nourish and cleanse the skin simultaneously. Your finished soap making recipes would be a perfect start to a relaxing and romantic soak in the tub. 

Valentines Day Soap Recipes: Perfectly Pampered Shaving Soap RecipeValentines Day Soap Recipes: Perfectly Pampered Shaving Soap Recipe

Another lovely bath recipe that you can create for your Valentine is the Perfectly Pampered Shaving Soap Recipe. This homemade soap recipe is both easy to create and absolutely adorable. This moisturizing shaving soap uses yogurt mp soap and cosmetic herbs to both condition and cleanse the skin. Plus, this recipe is scented with the unique, floral scent of our Cannabis Rose Fragrance Oil. Further, the first layer of this soap recipe includes rose clay powder to naturally color the pink soap layer. The second layer of this adorable heart shaped soap is topped with real rose petals. These cosmetic ingredients are perfect for skin care and would be a perfect diy romantic gift for pampering your loved ones.

Valentines Day Soap Recipes: Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap RecipeValentines Day Soap Recipes: Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe

Also, you can use one of our romantic cold process soap recipes to create homemade soap from scratch. The Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe is a wonderful soap recipe that you can share with your sweetie this Valentines Day. First of all, this fantastic cold process soap recipe uses liquid soap colorants to create a gorgeous, swirled cosmetic recipe. After the beautiful hues of pink, red, and champagne are swirled into the cp soap bar, the batch is topped with whipped soap frosting. Finally, embed soaps are added to the soap loaf, which pairs perfectly with the sweet, bubbly aroma of the NG Strawberry and Champagne Fragrance Oil. So, this soap making recipe is a perfect choice for anyone that is looking for diy Valentine gifts for her!

Valentines Day Soap Recipes: Solid Pink Salt Scrub RecipeValentines Day Soap Recipes: Solid Pink Salt Scrub Recipe

You can use create the Solid Pink Salt Scrub Recipe to share with your loved ones this Valentines Day. This lovely melt and pour soap recipe is perfect for exfoliating and moisturizing your skin. Your bath and body recipe uses pink Himalayan salt to create an exfoliating cosmetic recipe. Not only does is this cosmetic recipe a salt scrub, but the cosmetic oils in this recipe are conditioning. Plus, this pretty pink salt scrub includes the shimmering mica dust powder. Plus, this recipe is scented with the light and refreshing aroma of NG Sun and Sand Type Fragrance Oil. So, this gorgeous and nourishing cosmetic recipe would be perfect as a homemade Valentines Day gifts for her.

Valentines Day Soap Recipes: Cherry Chocolate Soap RecipeValentines Day Soap Recipes: Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe

Next, we have a homemade soap making recipe that is perfect for chocolate lovers. The Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe uses both our Cherry Fragrance Oil and organic cocoa powder. The aroma of red tart cherries and the scent of chocolate is a perfectly true aroma for these dessert soaps. These little melt and pour soap tarts use mp soap base and whipped soap base to create cute and scrumptiously scented soaps. These cute guest soaps are perfect for giving as diy Valentines Day gifts. Also, these scrumptious soaps can be paired with other cosmetic recipes to create a beautiful Valentines Day gift basket.  

Valentines Day Soap Recipes: Solid Sugar Scrub RecipeValentines Day Soap Recipes: Solid Sugar Scrub Recipe

If you are looking for some simple and fun Valentine crafts to sell, then the Solid Sugar Scrub Recipe might be the perfect craft idea for you. First of all, these adorable cosmetic recipes are simple to create and perfect for selling for Valentines Day! Not only are these cute little sugar scrubs easy to make at home, they are perfect for exfoliating dead skin and cleaning away the grime. Further, this bath and body recipe contains olive oil to add to the conditioning properties of the cosmetic recipes. Plus, this solid sugar scrub recipe uses the lovely and sensual floral musk of our Sweetheart Roses Fragrance Oil.

Valentines Day Soap Recipes: Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap RecipeValentines Day Soap Recipes: Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap Recipe

If you want to create a scrumptiously scented bath and body recipe, then you will want to take a look at this recipe for soap that looks like food. Our Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap Recipe will allow you to create a delicious soap shaped like a cake. First, this food soaps recipe uses brown soap to create the chocolate scented cake portion of this soap loaf. Then, this brown soap is filled with raspberry scented whipped soap and rolled up. Once your soap roll is made you can top your dessert soap with more whipped frosting, mp soap raspberries, and a sweet drizzle. Not only does this bath recipe look amazing, but it is scented with the scrumptious aroma of the Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil. Anyone looking for delightful and unique romantic gifts will love this perfectly delicious soap recipe.

Valentines Day Soap Recipes: Heart Soaps with Love Message RecipeValentines Day Soap Recipes: Heart Soaps with Love Message Recipe

Another fun homemade soap recipe that you can create for Valentines Day is the lovely Heart Soaps with Love Message Recipe. This soap making recipe uses mp soap base and some adorable silicone soap molds to create a gorgeous cosmetic recipe. Further, this scented soap recipe includes the alluring scent of the Passionate Kisses Fragrance Oil. Not only does this recipe provide you with cute, stackable hearts, but you can add some extra love to your homemade gift. You can use and laminate our Love Messages or make your own love messages between the stacked hearts. Once you tie your stacked hearts together in a bow, this soap making recipe will be a perfect gift for your Valentine.

Valentines Day Soap Recipes: Wine Cold Process Soap RecipeValentines Day Soap Recipes: Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe

If you are thinking about what to make for valentine’s day, then this cp soap recipe would be perfect for the holiday of love. The Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe is an especially romantic cosmetic recipe that you and your partner will love on Valentines Day. This skin-loving cp soap recipe uses conditioning cosmetic oils to nourish the skin as you get clean. Further, this cold process soap recipe uses real wine and the Merlot Wine Fragrance Oil to create an authentic wine soap recipe. So, you can either create this scented soap recipe to enjoy yourselves with a relaxing night at home or use these valentines crafts to make and sell.

Valentines Day Soap Recipes: Metallic Kiss Soap RecipeValentines Day Soap Recipes: Metallic Kiss Soap Recipe

Anyone that is looking to create a cute and simple mp soap recipe will want to take a look at this melt and pour soap recipe. Another fantastic melt and pour soap recipe that you can create is the Metallic Kiss Soap Recipe. This adorable mp soap recipe uses melt and pour soap and liquid soap colorants to create adorable soaps. Our cute kissy lips soap can be made in a variety of different colors with soap dye and mica pigments. Plus, these melt and pour soaps include the exotic, floral aroma of our You Sexy Thing You Fragrance Oil. Altogether, these lovely soap making ingredients create homemade crafts for Valentines Day.

Valentines Day Soap Recipes: Valentine's Day Bouquet RecipeValentines Day Soap Recipes: Valentine’s Day Bouquet Recipe

Give your Valentine a gorgeous floral bouquet that they can enjoy and get some use out from as well! Our lovely Valentine’s Day Bouquet Recipe uses room scent recipes, like the scented roses and the aroma bead ornaments. Plus, this handcrafted arrangement includes beautiful heart shaped soap recipes. The melt and pour heart soap recipe includes our Dare to Be Sexy Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil is a naughty blend of sweet sensuality and sinful fruits scents. This scented oil blends perfectly with the aroma of the Angel Love Fragrance Oil and the Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance Oil used in the other room scent recipes. The room scent bouquet is a wonderful blend of scents that you will love as a room scent recipe as well as a homemade soap recipe.

Valentines Day Soap Recipes: Lavender Luxury Cold Process Soap RecipeValentines Day Soap Recipes: Lavender Luxury Cold Process Soap Recipe

You can use the relaxing Lavender Luxury Cold Process Soap Recipe to treat your Valentine to a lovely bath experience. This homemade soap making recipe is perfect for adding to a lovely night having a lovely body spa at home. This bath and body recipe uses skin loving oils with other great soap making supplies to create this fantastic recipe. Plus, the aroma of this soap is a calming blend of fresh herbs and cool camphor. Not only does this homemade soap recipe include the tranquil and herbal aroma of our Lavender Luxury Fragrance Oil, but this soap recipe uses real lavender flower buds. Plus, this scented soap includes romantic rose petals, too. So, this homemade soap making recipe can be used as a romantic gift for your loved ones on Valentines Day.

Valentines Day Soap Recipes: Raspberry CP Soap RecipeValentines Day Soap Recipes: Raspberry CP Soap Recipe

Our Raspberry CP Soap Recipe is a great cosmetic recipe for soap made from scratch. This cold process soap recipe uses wholesale soap making supplies to create scrumptious bars of soap. These soaps use cosmetic oils that will nourish the skin. Not only do these cold process soaps use conditioning ingredients, but these soap recipes look like scrumptious raspberry dessert bars. Plus, these lovely homemade bars of soap are scented with the strong and true aroma of our Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil. Once the conditioning soap bars have set up completely, they are removed from the molds and topped with whipped soap and raspberry melt and pour soap. You can use this lovely soap making recipe as a gift for your loved ones this Valentines Day.

Valentines Day Soap Recipes: Making a Valentines Day Card

Of course, you don’t want to give a great gift without a card. Further, you will want to create a great Valentines Day card to go along with your homemade gift. Since your gift is unique, special, and homemade, you may want to create a cute card with a sweet, personalized message inside. If you are interested in creating your very own homemade cards, then you will definitely want to check out the valentines day ideas blog of 18 DIY Valentine’s Day Card Ideas by The Spruce Crafts to find some inspiration for your own homemade Valentines Day card!

Valentines Day Soap Recipes: Enjoy Your Valentines Day!Valentines Day Soap Recipes: Enjoy Your Valentines Day!

We hope that you’ve found a great homemade craft that you can create for Valentines Day this year! If you are looking for other cosmetic Valentine ideas, then you may want to check out our other Valentine’s Day Scents for inspiration. Also, you can reach out to us to get answers to any questions you may have. You can reach out to us in the store, on our HUG Line, and in social media. You can find us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use @ngscents to reach out on both Twitter and Instagram. Also, you can share your homemade Valentines Day crafts for adults and Valentines Day celebrations with us on our social media sites!

Jul
03

Common Cold Process Soap Questions


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Common Cold Process Soap QuestionsCommon Cold Process Soap Questions

We at Natures Garden love to supply our customers with the best soap making ingredients and soap equipment that they need to succeed. But, you can’t utilize these tools if you don’t know how to. So, we want to answer some of the most common cold process soap questions that we get. This way we can help make your soap making experience as fun and exciting as possible!

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: What is the Shelf Life of Lye?Common Cold Process Soap Questions: What is the Shelf Life of Lye?

The shelf life of lye, sodium hydroxide, when properly stored is one year. After a year it is possible for your lye to work, but you should do a small batch to test whether the lye is still good. If it is actually expired, then it may not come to trace quickly or could separate after it is poured or set up. So, you will be able to notice an obvious difference if you make a small testing batch,

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: How Do I Make My Cold Process Soap Last Longer?

There are a few things that you can change to make your homemade soap last even longer. First, you can use additives, like sodium lactate or stearic acid, to harden the bar. Also, harder oils, like palm oil, can be helpful. Lastly, increasing the cure time, as water evaporates out, and decreasing the time in the shower will create a harder bar.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Is It Possible to Use Baby Oil as One of the Oils in a Soap Recipe?

No, you shouldn’t use baby mineral oil in your soap recipe for two reasons. First, it has already been scented. Second, the mineral oils won’t saponify.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: How Do Your Make Cold Process Soap?Common Cold Process Soap Questions: How Do Your Make Cold Process Soap?

If you ever wondered how to make soap from scratch, then this is the answer. Before you begin you will either need to formulate a recipe or choose a recipe already formulated, we suggest using our Beginners Cold Process Soap Recipe if this is your first time. We also recommend reading through our cold process soap making classes, especially the soap making safety class. While there is a little more detail and safety practices to follow, this is the most basic method for soaping. First, you create a lye solution by slowly adding lye to water. In a separate bowl, you will have your weighed and melted oils and butters. You will combine these ingredients at a similar temperature and mix until your batter trace, which is a thicker consistency.  The soap is then poured into a soap mold. Once it has setup, it is removed from the mold and allowed to cure.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Why Are My Citrus Scents So Light in my Cold Process Soap?

Citrus scent oils often have a low flash point, so they are more likely to burn off the fragrance during the saponification process. During this process, the soap will reach very hot temperatures, which are able to burn off certain scents. It is common for citrus scents to be affected by this issue. How can I prevent this? First, make sure that the maximum amount for fragrance has been added. Also, you can anchor the scented oil by using a scent with a that is heavier, like vanilla. Alternatively, some soapers use kaolin clay to enhance the scent, but it can make your soap too slick.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Are Fragrance Oils or Essential Oils Better for Cold Process Soap?

You can use both essential oils and fragrance oils to scent cp soap. However, fragrances tend to hold better and the scent lasts longer. This is because fragrance oils have top, middle, and base notes that will hold up better together. On the other side, some single note oils whether they be essential oils or fragrance oils, are more likely to burn off. So, you will want to test each oil in cold process soap.

 

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Can Cold Process Soaps Be Molded into Different Shapes?Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Can Cold Process Soaps Be Molded into Different Shapes?

Of course! There are many different styles of molds that you can use for soap making. Just don’t forget that this type of soap gets very hot. So, you need to make sure that you either use a silicone soap mold or a very thick plastic mold, like some of our Mold Market Soap Molds. However, plastic embed molds are not thick enough to hold your soap without melting and making a big mess. If you are unsure about a certain mold, it might be best to just save that shape for melt and pour soaps.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: When Can I Cut Cold Process Soap?

Before you can cut your finished soap loaf, you need to wait for a bit. While the exact time varies for each batch depending on size and ingredients, we suggest waiting for 24-48 hours before removing and cutting your nearly finished soaps. However, you can use a gloved hand to check the soap to determine whether the soap is too soft. On the other hand, you don’t want to wait too long or the soap may dry too much and crumble as you cut.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: How Long Does Soap have to Cure?

The exact amount of time your soaps take depends on your recipe that the amount of lye in it. However, most batches take about 2-6 weeks for the soaps to fully cure and be safe to use.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Cold Process Soap Making Recipes?Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Cold Process Soap Making Recipes?

Yes, we have all kinds of cold process soap recipes under the Cold Process Soap Recipes parts of the in the Free Recipes and Classes section of the NG site. There are so many options that it can be difficult to choose!

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: What Kind of Conditions Does CP Soap Need to Cure After it is Removed From Mold?

After your soap has been removed from the mold and sliced into bars, you will need to allow them to cure for a while. First, you will want to make sure that they are in a cool, dry environment. Also, you want to make sure that the bars a few inches apart. This will expose more of the bar to the air, which allows them to dry and set up properly.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: What Will Make Cold Process Soaps Freeze or Set Up too Soon?

The oils that you use will come into play. Too much of some harder oils and butters can cause the soap to set up faster than others.  Additives can also cause your batter to accelerate.  However, often, this is an issue caused by the fragrance oil. Each fragrance performs differently in cp soap and the ones that cause too much acceleration can lead to seizing, or a sudden setting up, in the soap batter before it has made it to the mold. Further, there are some fragrance oils that will actually slow down the process and give you time to really work on a recipe.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Do You Have Any Tips for Working with Problem Fragrance Oils in Cold Process Soap?Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Do You Have Any Tips for Working with Problem Fragrance Oils in Cold Process Soap?

It’s always a bummer when a scent you enjoy is a “problem fragrance oil”, but there are some things that will allow you to work with this fragrance oil anyway. First, we have the issue of acceleration. While we can’t fix the fragrance, we can cool our oils and lye water to room temperature before we start the saponification process. The cooler temperature takes longer to get to trace, which will help balance the acceleration from the fragrance oil. Also, you can formulate a soap recipe with oils that will slow trace, like sunflower oil. Although these two tricks can be used to slow an accelerated trace, it can’t stop a soap from seizing.

Second, we have the issue of separation. Sometimes a fragrance that separates from the mixture can be stick blended back in with enough effort. Also, it is possible for the scent to reabsorb during the curing process. You just need to keep an eye on these to determine whether the fragrance is worth using in cp soaps. Third, we have the issue of ricing, which is when little chunks form in your batch. While this can’t be prevented, it can be stick blended until the ricing is smoothed out. However, this only works in some cases.

Finally, some fragrance oils can cause your soap to discolor. Some scents can’t be prevented, but there are some cases when a soap additives can do the trick. If the description of your scent says it contains vanillin, it will discolor your soap to a shade of brown. However, you can use Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help lessen any discoloration due to vanillin. Other kinds of discoloration will just have to be included into the soap design.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: What is the Best Way to Clean Up Cold Process Soap?Common Cold Process Soap Questions: What is the Best Way to Clean Up Cold Process Soap?

After you pour your batch into the soap mold, you may realize that you have a mess on your hands. Whether you spilled a few drops, made a complete mess, or only have the bowls to wash out, you are going to need to know how to safely clean up your lye mixtures. Before you get started, it is extremely important to have something on hand to neutralize the soap batter. So, you will need vinegar, which we prefer to have in a spray bottle to make it easy to apply in case of skin contact. After all the batter on the counter and soap equipment has been neutralized, you can begin cleaning with soapy water, we use dawn dish soap, to clean everything up again.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Is it Okay to Use My Soaping Bowls and Utensils for Cooking After Using it for CP Soapmaking If I Prewash It and Then Run It Through the Dishwasher?

No, it is very unsafe to use your soap making equipment in the kitchen. After you’ve used a bowl, mold, or other utensil for soaping you should never use it for anything other than soapmaking. Lye is very reactive and has the potential to do some serious harm after ingestion. So, it is a horrible idea to put this soaping equipment in contact with food or cooking utensils.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: What Would Cause a Batch of Soap to Erupt While in the Soap Mold?Common Cold Process Soap Questions: What Would Cause a Batch of Soap to Erupt While in the Soap Mold?

Natural sugars in soaping ingredients can lead to an eruption, as  the soap gets hotter than it typically does. CP soap can erupt due to improperly  adding things like beer, wine, or milk. First, freezing these ingredients before adding them is helpful. If you are using beer, then make sure that you release all of the carbonation before including it in soap. Also, you will want to boil wine before adding it to your soap.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Can I Use Cup Measurements for Soap Making?

For soap making, we would recommend using weighted measurements . Using a scale is much more accurate and will ensure that you have a quality batch of soap. Otherwise, you may accidentally do something to mess up your soaps. For example, you could add to little oils and create a lye heavy batch.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Can You Make Good Quality Soap Using the Cold Process Soap Method Without Palm Oil?Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Can You Make Good Quality Soap Using the Cold Process Soap Method Without Palm Oil?

Absolutely. One of the best parts about making cp soap is that you can include whatever oils and butters you want. You can use SoapCalc to combine your favorite soaping ingredients in a perfect batch of soap! If you would rather follow a recipe that we have formulated, Natures Garden has a few recipes under Free Recipes and Classes that are made without palm oil. For example, there is  our Calendula Sunshine Cold Process Soap Recipe and our Argan Soap Recipe.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Reach Out to UsCommon Cold Process Soap Questions: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you learned something useful for making cold process soap in this blog. If you have any further questions, you can reach out to us in the store, on the phone, or online. If you want to reach out to us online, then try out social media. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents), and Instagram (@ngscents). Have fun soapmaking!

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
26

Soap Making Terms


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Soap Making Terms

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

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

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

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

Soap Making Terms: Why Did My Soap Turn Brown?

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

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

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

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

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

Soap Making Terms: How Do You Make Soap White?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Soap Making Terms: What Does Rebatch Mean?

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

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

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

Soap Making Terms: What is Lye in Soap Making?

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

Soap Making Terms: What Does Saponification Mean?

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

Soap Making Terms: What Does Cure Time Mean?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Mar
20

How to Make Soap for Kids


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How to Make Soap for Kids

Are you interested in learning how to make soap for kids? We at Natures Garden have a few recipes that you can create for your kids or your customers kids. Many homemade soap recipes are more nourishing for the skin than commercial brands. Plus, you the soaps you create can be personalized, unique, and fun for the bath! In some of these homemade soap recipes you can include the kids in creating. Although kids should have adult supervision, as there will be heat involved, melt and pour soap is the best for setting up soap crafts for kids. So, these recipes for kids soap can be fun to use and to make!

How to Make Soap for Kids: Blackberry Cupcake Soaps RecipeHow to Make Soap for Kids: Blackberry Cupcake Soaps Recipe

One fun idea for making soap for kids is the delightful Blackberry Cupcake Soaps Recipe. This homemade soap is effective for cleaning and is fun for everyone! First, this soap cupcake is perfect for getting clean and smelling good. Not only is this soap, but the recipe includes the scrumptious Blackberry Jam Fragrance Oil. Plus, this recipe is easy to create. This recipe uses melt and pour soap and whipped soap base, so you can include your kids in creating this craft. Further, this recipe is looks like a yummy cup cake. This is a cute idea for kids soap, as anyone would love to smell as yummy as a cupcake! So, everyone is sure to love this recipe that is fun to both use and create.

How to Make Soap for Kids: Happy Hippo Soap Crayons RecipeHow to Make Soap for Kids: Happy Hippo Soap Crayons Recipe

Another fun idea for making homemade kids soap is the Happy Hippo Soap Crayons Recipe! This soap recipe lets your kids draw on the shower walls during their bath. Between the cute shapes and the fun drawing, this soap gives kids a reason to get excited about taking a shower. So, they can have some fun while they get clean. Not only will your kids get clean, but the they will smell lovely due to the fragrance oil. The Childrens Room Fragrance Oil is light, clean and is reminiscent of the aroma of Mr. Bubble bubble bath. Plus, this soap recipe uses diamond clear melt and pour soap and water soluble colorants. This means that clean up is simple and the drawings can be wiped off with some water. So, these shower crayons are cleansing and super fun for the kids and easy clean up for the parents!

How to Make Soap for Kids: Lemon Squares Soap RecipeHow to Make Soap for Kids: Lemon Squares Soap Recipe

Another delicious soap recipe that you can create together is the Lemon Squares Soap Recipe. This layered soap recipe is meant to look just like the real dessert. These squares are perfect for individual use, so they can be easier for kids soap. Plus, the scent of the Lemon Squares Fragrance Oil is amazing. So, this is a sweet treat that will leave you clean and smelling absolutely scrumptious.

How to Make Soap for Kids: Floating Ducky Melt and Pour Soap RecipeHow to Make Soap for Kids: Floating Ducky Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

If you like rubber ducks in the bath, then you are going to want to see this next soap recipe for kids. Our Floating Ducky Melt and Pour Soap Recipe brings all the fun of a rubber duck and adds the benefits of homemade soap. Since this recipe uses light, fluffy whipped soap base, there is plenty of air trapped in the soap to make the soap float. So, your swimming rubber duck will actually be able to float in your bath! Plus, this soap recipe smells clean and fresh with the Baby Clean Fragrance Oil. So, bath time will get your kids clean and smelling like our clean and complex fragrance oil.

How to Make Soap for Kids: Graffiti Melt and Pour Soap RecipeHow to Make Soap for Kids: Graffiti Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Also, you can try out a recipe for easy soap making for kids. The Graffiti Melt and Pour Soap Recipe is a soap recipe that is fun to create. Simply have an adult heat up the colored soap and create the white bar of melt and pour soap, and you can let your children decorate their own soap! The kids can use their favorite colors and create a make a soap that they will be proud and excited to use.  Just make sure there is some adult supervision to make sure everything is safe. Plus, this soap recipe smells great, as it is scented with the Country Garden Fragrance Oil. So, you are sure to have a bar of soap that smells great and looks absolutely perfect!

How to Make Soap for Kids: Ghost Soap RecipeHow to Make Soap for Kids: Ghost Soap Recipe

Another fun Halloween soap recipe is the fun Ghost Soap Recipe. So, this is a second perfect way to create spooky crafts for kids. This recipe uses a cupcake soap mold and uses whipped soap base to create a spooky ghost. Not only is this soap cute and fun to make, but it is perfect for getting clean. This soap recipe uses melt and pour soap and some fragrance oil to enhance your bath experience. The scent use is the Alien Princess Fragrance Oil, which has the unique aroma of bright melon and sparkling mandarin are mixed with orange blossom, star jasmine and rose. A woody base is supplemented by vanilla and musk. These may be ghosts, but there is nothing scary about this soap. It is perfect for cleaning and adding some fun to bath routine.

How to Make Soap for Kids: Crayon Soap Recipe How to Make Soap for Kids: Crayon Soap Recipe

Another option for you to create soap crayons is the Crayon Soap Recipe. These homemade soaps are just as just as wonderful as the hippo crayons. But, this recipe has a different twist that may suit your child better. This recipe still uses melt and pour soap, but this recipe uses a different soap mold. The Crayon Mold Market Mold is used to create soap crayons that actually look and feel like crayons. So, your kids will have an easier time holding and drawing with these soaps. Plus, this soap making recipe uses three different fragrance oils. These scents used are Oatmeal Milk-n-Honey Fragrance Oil, Bedtime Baby Fragrance Oil and Chamomile Fragrance Oil. These fragrances smell light and clean, so they are perfect for creating bath products. This means that this homemade soap recipe that is fun and perfect for getting clean.

How to Make Soap for Kids: Neapolitan Cupcake Soap RecipeHow to Make Soap for Kids: Neapolitan Cupcake Soap Recipe

The Neapolitan Cupcake Soap Recipe is a wonderful ideas for creating kids soap. Not only is this cupcake soap adorable, but this recipe has a perfect aroma. his soap recipe contains the true aroma of Buttercream Cupcake Fragrance Oil, Chocolate Fudge Fragrance Oil and Strawberry Preserves Fragrance Oil. These delicious aromas combined with the soap base creates a perfect bath and body recipe.

How to Make Soap for Kids: Dracula's Dentures RecipeHow to Make Soap for Kids: Dracula’s Dentures Recipe

Also, you can create a funny soap that kids will love. The Dracula’s Dentures Recipe is a cute idea for kids that think monsters are cool. Plus, this is a perfectly themed recipe for Halloween. So, this creative soap is the perfect way to celebrate this holiday without being too scary for little ones. Further, this kids soap recipe will leave your kids feeling clean and smelling great due to the Lunar Eclipse Fragrance Oil. This soap smells sweet with the aroma of exotic florals, vanilla and honey. So, this soap recipe is perfect for having some fun and getting clean.

How to Make Soap for Kids: Gumdrop Melt and Pour Soap RecipeHow to Make Soap for Kids: Gumdrop Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Further, you can create some cute little soaps that look almost exactly like candy, specifically gumdrops. These little soaps are made with the Gumdrop Melt and Pour Soap Recipe. You can perfectly use this recipe for bath time, as these soaps are colorful, cleansing and sweet. The sweetness of these gumdrop soaps is partially due to the scrumptious aroma of the Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Fragrance Oil. This has the aroma of real spiced gumdrops with a lovely twist that matches these soaps perfectly. Your kids are sure to love these sweet little soaps!

How to Make Soap for Kids: Loofah Honey Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Also, you can create the Loofah Honey Melt and Pour Soap Recipe for your kids. This homemade soap includes a real loofah. So, your kids can easily clean and scrub with just the soap recipe. This makes it super easy to bathe. Plus, this homemade soap recipe uses the delightful aroma of our Mango Fragrance Oil. Altogether, this recipe is easy to use and perfect for getting fresh and clean!

How to Make Soap for Kids: Metallic Kiss Soap Recipe

Another fun option for homemade kids soap is the Metallic Kiss Soap Recipe. This is a super fun and glamourous soap recipe that would be a great idea for kids. This bar of soap has a great scent and uses mica dust! This mica is basically cosmetic glitter, so your soap will be blingy and gorgeous. Not only is this bar of soap beautiful and shiny, but this recipe has a few different colorant options to chose between. You are sure to love this adorable kiss soap.

How to Make Soap for Kids: Pumpkin Puke Soap Jelly Recipe

Plus, you can use melt and pour soap to create a soap slime recipe. Our Pumpkin Puke Soap Jelly Recipe is both cleansing and fun to create for kids to play with. This recipe is perfect for children that enjoy slime. So, think about creating a slime that can double as soap next time you consider creating slime with you kids!

How to Make Soap for Kids: Orange Cream Cupcake Soap RecipeHow to Make Soap for Kids: Orange Cream Cupcake Soap Recipe

Also, you can create the lovely Orange Cream Cupcake Soap Recipe. This soap recipe is a great idea for creating kids soap. Not only is this cupcake soap fun, but this soap recipe smells amazing. This soap smells like Orange Cream Cupcake Fragrance Oil. So, you will have a soap that is looks and smells delicious. You are sure to love this soap for your bath.

How to Make Soap for Kids: Play Dough Soap Recipe

Additionally, you can create a soap recipe that allows you to mold and create the perfect shape. The Play Dough Soap Recipe is a unique recipe that your kids will love. This recipe takes melt and pour soap and makes it moldable. This allows children to create a soap that is fun to play with and create shapes. While this recipe is similar to play dough, the difference is that this soap recipe is still cleansing and scented with Doodle bug Fragrance Oil.

How to Make Soap for Kids: Play Dough Embed Soap Recipe

Further, you can include your creations from the previous recipe in the Play Dough Embed Soap Recipe. Another option for using this playdough soap is including your creations in a bar of soap. So, you can use the play dough soap to make a fun design of picture. Then, you can add this creation as an embed soap. This will let you use your soap creation and keep it intact for a bit longer. This makes it easier to use your soap creation without your model to fall apart.

Best Apple Fragrance Oils Tart Green Apple Fragrance Oil RecipeHow to Make Soap for Kids: Monster Snot Soap Jelly Recipe

Also, the Monster Snot Soap Jelly Recipe is another fun ideas for kids soap. This idea is especially perfect for kids that love slime! This soap recipe is similar to slime, but it uses the cleansing power of melt and pour soap. Plus, this soap jelly smells like delightful due to our Tart Green Apple Fragrance Oil. So, this soap jelly recipe would be a great idea for kids to play with in the bath.

natures gardenHow to Make Soap for Kids: Talk to Us

We hope that you have enjoyed these fun ideas for making kids soap. We would love to hear about your favorite recipes for creating kids soaps. If you would like to share your creations or ask questions about these soap recipes, then you can look us up on social media. We are on Facebook, and you can find us on Instagram and Twitter with @ngscents. We hope that to hear from you soon!

 

Jul
20

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits


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Melt and Pour Soap BenefitsMelt and Pour Soap Benefits

We at Natures Garden would like to share some of the melt and pour soap benefits with customers that may not know too much about soaping. There are quite a few different methods one can use to create soaps, so it can be a bit overwhelming for new soapers. Every method has some benefits that you may enjoy, but you must choose the method that will be best for you and the situation you are in.

While many find melt and pour soap to be one of the easier ways to make soap at home, even the most experienced soapmaker may come back to this method. Honestly, it all depends on what the soaps are needed for and the time you have available. So, at one point or another, anyone can benefit from knowing a bit about this method. If you have never used melt and pour soap or are thinking about trying this method again, then we’d like to share with you all of the great things about melt and pour soap. So, here is why melt and pour soap is a great soap making method!

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Great for Beginning Soap MakersMelt and Pour Soap Benefits Great for Beginning Soap Makers

Due to a few different aspects of this soap making method, beginning soap makers may want to start with this method. This is an easy way to introduce soap making into your crafting. This method won’t have you working with lye right out of the gate. This can help prevent you from feeling overwhelmed with everything all at once. Instead, a new soap maker can get used to the time sensitive nature of cooling soap, adding fragrance oils, and coloring soap. Plus, this method skips right to the fun of creating to let you experience all the fun. Melt and pour soap allows you to have fun trying out soap making before jumping into more complex methods. You can create very simple soaps that are still cute with this method without taking too much time or skill to complete.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Creativity and Additional Ingredients

There is so much that you can do with melt and pour soap! As long as you have some molds, additives, and a creative mind you can make anything you want. Further, you can look to our Melt & Pour Soap Recipes page for soap making inspiration and ideas. In addition, you can print out the step by step soap making tutorials for each project on that page. While melting soap and pouring it into molds may sound like it is simple and boring, we can show you that there is so much that you can create with this method of soap making.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Manipulating the Shape of the SoapMelt and Pour Soap Benefits Manipulating the Shape of the Soap

Since melt and pour soap will take on the shape of whatever it sets up in, it is pretty easy to shape the soap into whatever you’d like. For example, our Lollipop Soap Recipe used a flat shaped soap layer and cut it into strips that we curled to create a lollipop appearance. Also, the Fresh Fallen Leaves Soap Recipe used straws to have soap shaped like a tree trunk. This along with the melt and pour soap leaves created a very pretty soap! Plus, you can make more simple soaps that are super cute like the Neapolitan Cupcake Soap Recipe, which uses a layered cupcake base and whipped frosting on top.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Adding Herbs and MicaMelt and Pour Soap Benefits Adding Herbs and Mica

Also, you can incorporate micas and even herbs into your soap! You can take your chosen additives and include it right into your melted soap. We have done this with our Blarney Stone Soap Recipe. Gold mica was added to the clear melt and pour soap base and can be seen incorporated right into the soap bar. So, you can use this technique to create a prettier appearance for your soaps. Additionally, you can add herbs or powders to provide your soap with certain properties. For example, we created the Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe with activated charcoal powder to provide a more cleansing bar of soap that provides a deep pore clean. Regardless of why you want to add herbs, mica, or other powders, the best part is that you have the option to if you need it!

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Making Embed SoapMelt and Pour Soap Benefits Making Embed Soap

Additionally, you can add soap embeds to your melt and pour soap bars. This technique gives you the freedom to create even more creative kinds of soap. This would have you create a smaller soap prior to creating your soap bar so that you can add shapes into the soap bar itself.

While it will all be melt and pour soap, you will be able to use the embedded soap to create designs or certain effects. For example, creating the swirl for the Cinnabun Melt and Pour Soap Recipe. We wanted to add a swirl to make the soap bar look more like a cinnamon roll and less plain after we cut our soap loaf. Plus, it just looks so cute! Also, we used this embed soap idea to make the seeds for our Watermelon Soap Recipe. Otherwise, our soap wouldn’t have looked like a slice of watermelon! Sometimes the embed soap really pulls your soap idea together!

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Option to Make Clear Soap

Another creative option unique to melt and pour soap is creating a bar that you can see straight into. We all know that we can see embed soaps by cutting a loaf of soap into a few individual bars. However, diamond clear melt and pour soap offers another way to get creative with embed soaps. You can create a bar of soap with solid shapes and colors inside that you will be able to see without cutting.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap RecipeSimply add a layer of diamond clear soap, place your solid object or colored soap inside, and add your top layer. This leaves you with a solid bar of soap with a fun design inside. We have used this method to create the Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap Recipe, where you can see the loofah inside the soap bar. Another idea is to use this soap technique to create kids toys with fun little toys inside. 

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Some Choice with the Ingredients

While you aren’t in complete control of the ingredients that are in your soap base, there are some things that you can do. First of all, you can choose your type of soap base. There are a lot of different melt and pour soap bases to choose from that all have different ingredients. For example, you can choose the SLS FREE Glycerin Melt and Pour Soap if you are looking for soap base without SLS. We have a lot of different types that may suit your individual soaping needs on Natures Garden’s Melt and Pour Soap page. Some of my favorites are our Shea Butter MP Soap Base and the Honey MP Base. Whether you are looking for a with a little extra of something, soap without a certain ingredient, or a base with a certain appearance, you can find all our soap bases on our site.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Controlling Certain IngredientsMelt and Pour Soap Benefits Controlling the Ingredients

Not only can you choose different types of soap base to control the ingredients, but you are in control of scenting and coloring. If you have sensitive skin or allergies, then you can create melt and pour soaps that agree with your skin. First, those with sensitivities to fragrances and essential oils can leave the bar unscented. Also, those that would rather not use liquid soap dye can use natural herbs to color the soap or leave the soap it’s natural color. Thus, you do have some control over the content of your soap bars.

Furthermore, you can add a little bit more of your favorite oils of butters to the soap base you choose. If you find a soap base that has all the ingredients you like, but you wish that it included another ingredient, you have the freedom to add something else. However, you need to be careful not to add too much as this can change the bar and could lose its lather. So, we would not recommend introducing more than a tablespoon of your added oils or butters per pound of mp soap. But, you can play with your recipe to find the right proportion for your soap bars.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Convenience of this Method

Another great reason to work with melt and pour soap is that it is super easy to create soaps! This soap making method is very simple in every way from prepping to create the soap to the clean up process. So, let’s go over all the ways that melt and pour soap making saves you time and effort.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Can Use the Soap Immediately

Also, you can use your soaps immediately after you make them. Obviously, the melt and pour soap base has been previously created and gone through saponification before you buy the melt and pour soap base. While you don’t have to worry about the lye, the soap already has it in the soap. But, the lye that was used to make the soap has already had time to fully react before the soap bases were sold. This means that the curing process has already completely finished before you even open the soap package. So, no need to wait after you form your masterpieces! As soon as your soaps are colored, scented, and out of their molds it can go straight into the bath tub! This is wonderful because you don’t have to worry about waiting long enough to prevent irritation and you can use the soap right away with no waiting.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Quick, Easy, and Fun

Furthermore, this soap making method is perfect for those that are in a hurry to have their soaps done. If you need to get your soaps ready quick for a gathering, a gift, or just excited to use it yourself, then this is a good soaping choice. Everything about this soaping method is quicker. In the beginning, there are fewer preparations and after you finish there is no curing time before using the soap. So, you will have your finished soaps ready as soon as everything has set up and popped out of the molds.

Also, melt and pour soap making is perfect for those that are in the mood to skip right to the creative part of soap making. Since melt and pour soap already has the first few steps of the soaping process complete, you don’t need to worry about these. So, you will have more time and energy to focus on creating super cute soap! You are left with the coloring, scenting, and shaping of your soaps. Simply melt the soap, fill your molds, and get creative.  This soap method is an easy way to get right to the fun part of soap making!

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits No Need to Deal with LyeMelt and Pour Soap Benefits No Need to Deal with Lye

While lye is safe with the necessary safety precautions, sometimes it is just easier to let somebody else do all the leg work. In this case, our melt and pour soap base lets you buy your slabs of soap after they have cured. Thus, there is a lot less to prepare when working with melt and pour soap. For example, you won’t need to take as many safety precautions or wear as much protective clothing during the creation of your soap. Also, you won’t have to deal with making the lye water solution or combining the oils at the right temperature. So, no need to have vinegar handy because lye burns won’t ever happen with this soaping method. Thus, melt and pour soap making is just that much easier to work with!

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Clean Up Is Easy

Further, the clean up for this method is very easy. Since this the melt and pour soap base is already completed soap, all you really need to do is wash your utensils with water. No need to worry about unreacted lye and no intense scrubbing or vinegar required. Just like soap, your left over base will rinse right out of your bowl.

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Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe


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Peeps Cupcake Soaps RecipePeeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe

Check out an easy way to create some deliciously scented Melt and Pour Soap cupcakes! This Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe is a formulation by Natures Garden that is perfect for spring. Not only do these cupcakes have soft, springtime colors, but they both have little bunny peep soaps on top. We all know that these little bunnies are made just for the Easter Sunday and are a perfect reminder of spring. These cupcake soaps would look super cute next to the sink as a decorative soap this holiday. Not only are they absolutely adorable, but they smell delicious. So, try out a cute melt and pour soap recipe and see how cute they really are!

Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Ingredients From Natures Garden

Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap

Whipped Soap Base

Lemon Fragrance Oil

Vegetable Glycerin

Cupcake Mold Market Mold

Peeps Bunny Silicone Soap Mold

FUN Soap Colorant Neon Pink

FUN Soap Colorant Neon Yellow

8 oz. Clear PET Bullet Bottles

Black Fine Mist Sprayers 24/410

Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Other Equipment and Ingredients

Microwave safe-Mixing Bowls (4)

Stirring Spoons

Knife

Microwave

Scale

Spatula

Decorating Sprinkles

Rubbing Alcohol

Sugar

Hand Mixer

Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Weights and Amounts of Ingredients

521 grams of Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap

215 grams of Whipped Soap Base

35 grams of Lemon Fragrance Oil

21 grams of Vegetable Glycerin

2 grams of FUN Soap Colorant Neon Pink

1 gram of FUN Soap Colorant Neon Yellow

Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Clean and Sanitize

Before you get started on creating your cupcake soaps, make sure that your supplies and workspace is ready to work with. First, make sure your equipment is cleaned to prevent contamination. Second, clear away objects not necessary for the project and wash down your workspace to make sure your soaps don’t get dirty. Once this has been done gather your ingredients and get started.

Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Melting the Oatmeal SoapPeeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Melting the Oatmeal Soap

First, we are going to melt our first portion of your melt and pour soap. Take your scale and one of your mixing bowls. Tare the weight of your bowl and weigh 153 grams of the Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap. Use a microwave to melt the soap in 30-second intervals. Once it is entirely melted we are ready for the next step.

Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Creating the Yellow Soap

Next, we are going to color your melted soap. Take your melted soap and place it on your scale. Tare the weight of the bowl. Weigh out 2 grams of Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant and 7 grams of Lemon Fragrance Oil. Mix these ingredients together until the color is evenly dispersed.

Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Pouring the Yellow SoapPeeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Pouring the Yellow Soap

Now, we are going to create the solid soap bottom of the yellow cupcake. Take your bowl with the yellow soap and pour it into one of the cavities in the cupcake mold. Spray the freshly poured soap with rubbing alcohol, so that the bubbles are removed from the soap. After, pour your remaining yellow soap into a cavity of the peeps silicone soap mold. Remember to spray this soap with alcohol as well.

Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Melting More Oatmeal Soap

Second, you are going to melt more Oatmeal Soap into a new bowl. So, take a clean bowl and tare its weight from your scale. Weigh 153 grams of the Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap into the bowl. Next, use the microwave to melt this second batch of soap. Again, use 30 second increments to avoid boiling.

Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Creating the Soap PinkPeeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Creating the Pink Soap

Now, we are going to color this second batch of soap pink. Take your freshly melted batch of soap and tare its weight from the scale. Weigh 1 gram of Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant and 7 grams of the Lemon Fragrance Oil into the soap. Stir the ingredients thoroughly to achieve an even color and scent.

Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Pouring the Pink SoapPeeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Pouring the Pink Soap

Finally, we are going to use this yellow soap to create the other cupcake bottom. Take the mold with the pink soap still inside. Pour the yellow soap into the remaining cavity of the cupcake mold. Then, spray the top of this soap immediately to release air bubbles. Also, pour the remaining melted soap into another of the Peeps Bunny Silicone Soap Mold cavities. Spray this soap as well.

Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Preparing the Peep BunniesPeeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Preparing the Peep Bunnies

After the soaps in the Peeps Bunny Silicone Soap Mold have completely set up, remove the two peep bunnies from the mold. Spray them both lightly with some rubbing alcohol and sprinkle them with sugar. Make sure that you cover the entire peep well. Now, set these both aside for later use.

Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Preparing Whipped Soap Base

Next, we are going to get the Whipped Soap Base ready to use in a later step. Take a bowl you haven’t used yet and a scale. Tare the weight of your bowl and weigh 215 grams of the Whipped Soap Base into the bowl. Now, use the hand mixer to make this soap nice and fluffy. Once you’re done, set this aside for later use.

Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Preparing Soap for the Topping

Now, you are going to get some of the Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap ready for the cupcake topping. Take a new bowl and your scale. Tare the weight of the bowl and weigh in 215 grams of the Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap. Melt this soap in 30 second increments. Once this is entirely melted, weigh in 21 grams of vegetable glycerin and 21 grams of the Lemon Fragrance Oil. Mix these ingredients well.

Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Combining the Melted and Whipped Soaps

Next, you will mix the Melt and Pour Soap and the Whipped Soap together. Retrieve the bowl of fluffed Whipped Soap Base and pour the melt and pour soap into it. Then, use the hand mixture to blend the soaps together and create a fluffy frosting appearance.

Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Frosting the CupcakesPeeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Frosting the Cupcakes

After the topping is well fluffed you are going to add it to the cupcake bases. First, take the pink and yellow soaps that are still inside their mold. Spray the tops with a bit of rubbing alcohol. Then, use a spoon or spatula to put the whipped topping on the soaps. Try your best to make the frosting look like an actual cupcake! Once the cupcakes have been frosted, place your peep bunny soaps on top. You can either put the same color bunny on the base or switch the colors.

Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Adding the Finishing TouchesPeeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Adding the Finishing Touches

Finally, you will add the decorating sprinkles to finish off your cupcakes. First, sprinkle the tops of your cupcakes with some decorative sprinkles. Second, remove the soaps from the molds once the topping is fully set up. Now, your cupcakes are finally ready to use!