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How to use Castor Oil in Soap


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How to use Castor Oil in Soap

There are a lot of different oils available that you can use to add to your soap recipe. Soap contains fatty acids which these oils make up. One oil that stands out is Castor Oil, and I’m going to explain how to use castor oil in soap. Castor Oil is commonly used in cold process soaps to give it a very lathery feel, and is all around a wonderful product to use. You aren’t only limited to soaps though, castor oil can be used in different cosmetic skin oils, bath products, lip products, and many other different products. Explained below are a lot of different benefits you can get out of castor oil, and some of our recipes that we’ve created using it.

 

Castor Oil Usage Rates in Cold Processed SoapCastor Oil Usage Rates in Cold Process Soap

The basic foundation of making any type of soap is mixing fatty acids, lye, and water. For cold process soaps, or any soap in general, NaOH is the preferred lye compound to use. Castor oil is used in the category of fatty acids, as it is made up of three different acids. The fatty acids are identified below with their percentage amount used in the castor oil composition. It is recommended that 5%-8% of castor oil is used in any cold process or hot process soap recipe. Using anywhere above 10% is known to make your soap really stick and unappealing to use.  Also, to saponify one gram of Castor Oil, you need to add .128-.180mg of NaOH for cold processed soap. Castor oil is also known to have a shelf life of one year after opening.

Ricinoleic – 90%
Oleic – 4%
Linoleic – 4%

Properties of Castor Oil

There are many unique properties associated with castor oil that make it a great oil choice to use in cold process soap. Castor Oil is a humectant, which means that it attracts moisture to your skin. Due to this property, it’s great to use in cold process soap, because it’ll allow you to retain moisture when using.  You can also add castor oil to lip balms and massage oils to create a silky glide. The silky glide will make applying the product way easier. On top of its moisturizing qualities, this oil is also known to provide hair growth stimulation as well. Just add the oil to any of our soap or conditioner recipes to see it’s full effects. Adding this oil to cold process soap will also make it more conditioning, thus allowing your hands to be softer after use.

 

Castor Oil for Soap and CosmeticsBenefits of Using Castor Oil

There are many benefits to using castor oil in any of our recipes. This oil is a thicker oil, so any product that it’s used in will be an excellent moisturizer. There are also a lot of natural fatty acids that make up this oil. This makes the oil great for use with the skin.  Castor oil will not only moisturize you, but will nourish your skin as well. When used in lotions and body butters, this oil is also known to make your skin appear more youthful. This oil can also be used in cosmetics, like for example in mascara. When used in mascara, castor oil is believed to be contributed to growing darker, more full eyebrows over time. When applied directly to the skin, this oil is also known to be antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory.

 

Castor Oil in Soap: Tuscan Wine CP Soap RecipeCastor Oil in Soap: Tuscan Wine CP Soap Recipe

Tuscan Wine Cold Process Soap is a creative soap that we’ve created here at Nature’s Garden. This soap captures the colors of wine, and the dark purple colors of grapes. Something unique about this recipe is that it uses real wine in the soap. With the castor oil being used in the soap recipe, it will create a lot of conditioning and lather from the soap. On top of the castor oil, this recipe contains 5 different types of oils. Have fun when making this recipe using real wine.

 

Castor Oil in Soap: Beard Oil RecipeCastor Oil in Soap: Beard Oil Recipe

The Bear Oil Recipe is perfect for maintaining any type of beard or facial hair. You want to make sure your beard is ran under warm water before using this recipe, to allow your beard to absorb all the nutrients. This recipe also makes a great gift for your man if you’re looking for something easy to make. This recipe also contains castor oil. Castor oil is great for skin nourishment and moisturizing in beard oil. You can also soothe your skin with the natural herbs that are located in this recipe.

Castor Oil in Soap: Lime Cupcake CP Soap RecipeCastor Oil in Soap: Lime Cupcake CP Soap Recipe

The sweet taste of a cupcake, with the tart finish of a fresh lime. This delicious looking recipe is fun to make. You can also show this recipe off in your house when finished. Nature’s Garden’s Lime Cupcake Soap Recipe is a very colorful recipe, and features cute limes on top of the cupcakes. The fun part, you can apply this frosting  just like real frosting. You pour whipped white soap batter into a bag, and can squeeze it through any cake decorating tip that you choose to use. The castor oil in this recipe also allows the soap to give your skin a nourished and moisturized finish. You can also use this soap as a fun bathroom or kitchen decoration.

 

Castor Oil in Soap: Beginners Cold Process Soap RecipeCastor Oil in Soap: Beginners Cold Process Soap Recipe

Are you new to soap making? This Beginners Cold Process Soap Recipe is perfect for beginners with no soap making experience to understand the concepts behind soap making. One makes soap with three fundamental ingredients: fatty acids, water, and lye. This recipe uses castor oil as one of its fatty acids which allows the soap to have a high moisturizing content. Rain Barrel Fragrance Oil is used in this recipe, and this fragrance features fresh watery tones, crisp ozone, and hints of lemon. So, not only does this simple soap recipe feel amazing, but smells fresh. Like any soap recipe, it’s also advised to practice safety before making this recipe by following our Basic CP Soap Making Class. Practicing appropriate safety will allow you to keep harmful chemicals away from your skin.

 

Castor Oil in Soap: Bastille Cold Processed Soap RecipeCastor Oil in Soap: Bastille Cold Processed Soap Recipe

Looking for a masculine, yet simple soap for your shower? Bastille Cold Processed Soap is great for a simple soap that is great to have around in your shower. This soap features The Fastlane Fragrance Oil which embodies a great masculine scent. This soap is easy to make and incorporates castor oil as one of its fatty acids. The castor oil adds a lathering effect to the soap that makes it very bubbly when applied to the skin. On top of it, this soap has a great glide effect which makes it easy to apply to the skin without sticking. One fun feature about this soap is that you have the versatility to color it however you please. We hope you have fun making this creative soap idea!

 

Castor Oil in Soap: Pooch Smooch Solid Shampoo Bar RecipeCastor Oil in Soap: Pooch Smooch Solid Shampoo Bar Recipe

Are you having issues with your puppy or dog running outside and getting dirty. There are even soap recipes that you can make to keep your loyal canine companion clean. Nature’s Garden’s Pooch Smooch Shampoo Bar Recipe uses a lot of different ingredients. The ingredients used in this recipe are harmless to pets. You can make this recipe home alone by yourself. This recipe uses Oatmeal Melt and Pour soap which contains no scents, and won’t irritate your pet when using it. We make this scent with notes of citrus, fresh cucumber, and floral. To the knowledge of Nature’s Garden, we are the only supplier to carry a line of fragrances specially designed for your furry companions. You can also use this fragrance in human products as well.

 

Lavender Sage Bath BombCastor Oil in Soap: Lavender Sage Bath Bomb Recipe

After a long day, there is nothing more soothing than soaking in a bath bomb infused bathtub. Now not only do you get the soothing effects of the bath bomb, but the lavender herbs should help you to relax. This recipe is not only very creative, but easy to make. The Lavender Sage Bath Bomb Recipe features our Floral Musk Fragrance Oil which complements the scent of the lavender flowers. This fragrance oil features a lot of different floral and herbal scents like patchouli, fern leaves, and lavender. When making this recipe, you should be very careful with packing the bath bomb together. Adding too much witch hazel will cause it to activate too soon, and packing it too tight will cause it to fall apart on you. But, if you can get down how to create this recipe, then it will be a perfect recipe to have around when you come home.

 

Silky Lip Butter RecipeCastor Oil in Soap: Silky Lip Butter Recipe

Castor Oil gives any lip balm a silky glide sensation. Nature’s Garden’s Silky Lip Butter Recipe is perfect for dry lip, as the castor oil helps in allowing it to glide along your lips. Any kind of chapped lips shouldn’t be a problem for this lip butter, due to the castor oil allowing it to have a silky texture. This product uses Powdered Stevia Powder as a sweetener, which gives the lip butter a sweeter taste to it. Not only do you get the sweetness of the sweetener, but you also get fruity flavors of the Tropical Paradise Flavoring that is used. You will enjoy this lip butter any time of the year, and is wonderful to use in the dry winter season. On top of the amazing flavors, this recipe also uses natural Beeswax, Coconut Oil, and Cocoa Butter.

 

Sinus Relief Bath Bomb RecipeCastor Oil in Soap: Sinus Relief Bath Bomb Recipe

There is nothing more annoying than when your sinuses get congested from the colder weather. This Sinus Relief Bath Bomb will help to no only soothe, but will help in clearing out your nasal passages. All you have to do is put the bath bomb in a hot, brewed bath, and just breathe. This bath bomb uses a lot of different natural herbs that aid in the beneficial features of this product. One of the herbs is Spearmint Leaf Cut and Sifted. When you add these leaves directly to the bath bomb, you give the bath bomb an exfoliating factor. Not only do you have to use spearmint leaf in bath bombs, you can also use it in scrubs, bath salts, soaps, etc.

There are a lot of other methods that you can use to relieve your sinuses. Many methods are all homemade, and this article, How to Relieve Sinus Pressure, from Medical News Today outlines some home remedies for sinus relief. One of the more commonly used methods mentioned in the article is steam inhalation. This method helps to open the pores in the nasal passages, and allows the build up to flow out the nose. Another method is by using essential oils, and burning them through a diffuser. The diffuser will create a vapor cloud that is healthy to breathe, and great for opening up the nasal passages.

 

Feb
10

Coconut Oil For Soap Making


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Coconut Oil for Soap MakingCoconut Oil for Soap Making

Soap making is a fun process that anyone can enjoy picking up. This hobby is open to so much creativity and there are many benefits that can come of it. There are many ways to use coconut oil for soap making, and many benefits that coconut oil can contribute to your soap. Some of these benefits can range from skin remedies to moisturizing qualities. There are also certain ways that coconut oil is used in the soap making process, and different types of soap that it works best with. Some recipes using coconut oil are also shared, and they highlight the uses of coconut oil and many other unique features associated with the recipe. Out of all of the recipes, compare the difference that coconut oil makes compared to the other oils. As you can tell, coconut oil has many uses when used in the soap making process.

Properties of Coconut Oil

You extract coconut oil from copra. Copra is the dried inner flesh of the coconut. There are many properties of coconut oil that makes it a wonderful choice to use in your bath and body products. There are three fatty acids that make up this oil: capric acid, lauric acid, and caprylic acid. These fatty acids can provide many great benefits for your skin. There are many healthy saturated fats that make up coconut oil. These saturated fats have been known to promote weight loss and provide your body and brain with quick energy.

There are two types of coconut oils carried at Nature’s Garden: Coconut Oil 76 and Fractionated Coconut Oil. Fractionated coconut oil contains medium-chain triglycerides that allow it to stay liquid at lower temperatures than the coconut oil 76. Coconut oil 76 also contains more fatty acids like: Myristic, Palmitic, and Stearic which give it different properties. One of the properties is that it doesn’t blend in with other oils as well as fractionated coconut oil does. Both forms of coconut oil have their own benefit, it’s up to you to decide which one you need.

 

Benefits of Coconut Oil in SoapBenefits of Coconut Oil in Soap

There are many benefits that coconut oil can provide to your soap recipe. One benefit that coconut oil has is that it is a great natural moisturizer. Using soap with coconut oil in the shower will help your cracked and dry skin. You can reduce fungal growth, bacteria, and inflammation with coconut oil. This will allow your skin to stay clear of anything that can damage it. Also, your skin won’t suffer from malicious odors that are associated with these infections. There are many naturally occurring fatty acids in coconut oil as mentioned above. These fatty acids have been known to be restorative to dry and cracked skin. Other skin issues that this oil has been known to reduce include eczema, cuts, burns, athlete’s foot, and many more. Give this oil a try in some of our soap recipes, and see how well it benefits you.

How to Use Coconut Oil in Soap

Nature’s Garden has many different types of soap that use coconut oil. Coconut oil’s benefits most when used in cold process soap, but can also be used in melt and pour soap too. The many fatty acids contained in coconut oil easily emulsify with water, so using coconut oil is a plus in making soap. Some of the properties that coconut oil contributes to the soap in the process is hardness, cleansing, and bubbly lather. Many other properties are described in this Soaping Oil Properties page. You shouldn’t add more than 30% coconut oil to your recipe. See how easy it was to make your soap when you added coconut oil into the process. Coconut oil has many benefits in the soap making process and when used on your skin.

 

Holiday Pomegranate Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Oil for Soap Making – Holiday Pomegranate Cold Process Soap Recipe

The first featured soap recipe that uses coconut oil is our Holiday Pomegranate Cold Process Soap Recipe. As mentioned above, cold process soap recipes seem to benefit the most from coconut oil, and we’ll show that in this recipe. Coconut oil is added into the soap recipe with many other oils, but as you can notice, we wait until the heated oils drop down to room temperature before mixing them in. This demonstrates how easy it is to incorporate these oils even after they’ve solidified. On top of using coconut oil, this recipe also uses olive oil. Olive oil, when added to soap, also provides a moisturizing content to the soap, but also contains other beneficial properties. Olive oil can make excellent hard, white bars of soap. On top of the many beneficial oils, this recipe has many unique holiday themed designs that would look amazing in any house.

Gin Martini CP Soap RecipeCoconut Oil for Soap Making – Gin Martini CP Soap Recipe

Do you enjoy sipping on a nice, refreshing martini after a long day? If yes, then you will enjoy this coconut oil soap recipe. The Gin Martini CP Soap Recipe also contains Coconut Oil 76, and as mentioned before, this oil has a lot more fatty acids than fractionated coconut oil. These fatty acids incorporated in well with the lye solution when making the soap. On top of incorporating well, these fatty acids will also provide many great benefits for your skin. They will not only moisturize your skin but can protect it from many ailments.

This soap uses Nature’s Gardens’ Gin Martini Fragrance Oil which is the perfect fruity swirl of martini notes. This fragrance oil contains notes of club soda, citrus, rosemary, balsam fir, crushed ginger, and crisp cedar. Using this fragrance, also means that you are using the scent of the number one requested drink across the world today! When making this recipe, it should also be noted that mixing the champagne water with the lye will create a volcanic effect. Noting this volcanic effect, this is why we recommend you mix this in a sink in a deep bowl.

 

Coconut Oil for Soap Making - Kiwi Watermelon Soap RecipeCoconut Oil for Soap Making – Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe

There is no better refreshing combination than that of kiwi and watermelon. With watermelon being comprised of nearly 92% water, it’s no wonder that it’s as refreshing as it is. This is another cold process soap recipe that uses coconut oil. Besides coconut oil, there are many other oils in this recipe. Ultimately, all of these oils are melted down and added to the water using lye. An interesting touch that is added to this recipe is the addition of Mica Diamond Dust Powder. Add this powder to any recipe to give it an extra glistening effect. You can see the frothy top glistens with the use of Mica Powder. There are red and green colors that are swirled into the soap to represent watermelon and kiwi respectively.

 

Orange Swirled CP Soap RecipeCoconut Oil for Soap Making – Orange Swirled CP Soap Recipe

This is an interesting recipe which incorporates melt and pour soap. This recipe uses Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap to create the oranges that are attached to the cold process soap. This occurs by making the orange soap embeds in advanced, then placing them on the cold process soap. The cp soap will grab onto the orange embeds and hold them in place. This recipe has it to where you have two separate bowls of soap. One bowl with white soap, and another bowl with orange soap colored with Eye Poke Orange FUN Soap Colorant. Afterwards, you want to take a spatula and drip the white soap into the bowl of the orange soap, then swirl them together. This will give you the cool white and orange swirl effect that you see in the soap.

 

Mistletoe CP Soap RecipeCoconut Oil in Soap Making – Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe

The perfect soap recipe to make for the holidays. By tradition, you give a kiss to anyone you are caught under the mistletoe with. This cute recipe incorporates the various colors of a mistletoe including the green leaves and the red berries. An interesting feature of this recipe is the use of the Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant to make leaves. This happens by putting a line of the darker green soap batter on top of the lighter green. Afterwards, a wooden skewer is ran in a wavy pattern across the dark green line of soap. This wavy pattern resembles a whole string of leaves. On top of the unique design of this soap, the addition of the coconut oil will guarantee to keep your skin moist after use. Try this recipe for yourself and amaze your guests.

 

Herbal Soap RecipeCoconut Oil for Soap Making – Herbal Soap Recipe

There is nothing more soothing to apply to your skin than natural herbs. This herbal soap recipe is another soap recipe that uses coconut oil as one of its fatty acids. This recipe incorporates a lot of yellows, and even uses little happy faces as a melt and pour soap decoration. The fragrance oil of choice for this freshening recipe is Dandelion Pear Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil incorporates a mix of dandelion, pear, wildflowers, green tea, and aloe vera. The scents in this fragrance oil are a blend of fresh fruit with herbal aromas. To even add an additional touch to this recipe, it even calls for chamomile to be sprinkled on top, which will add that natural touch of herbs.

 

Spearmint Soap RecipeCoconut Oil for Soap Making – Spearmint Soap Recipe

Spearmint always seems to contain that extra soothing, cooling touch that makes anyone feel fresh. This soap recipe attempts to capture the colors of spearmint, with a strong minty scent to it. Adding the coconut oil to this soap will allow it to contain restorative properties. Many restorative ointments usually tend to have a minty scent to them, why the soap feel great to apply to your skin. This recipe uses Spearmint Fragrance Oil, which is a strong oil with many wonderful notes. This fragrance oil is true to its name, and it creates a strong minty aroma. Try this recipe, and see how soothing you feel when you get out of the shower next time.

 

Recapping How you can Use Coconut Oil

After reading about the benefits of using coconut oil and all of the several soap recipes that it’s used in, can you see why it’s a great choice to use? Coconut oil is great to use in soap making for relieving your skin of any terrible ailments like burns, cuts, scrapes, or anything else. If you have sensitive skin, you can also use coconut oil infused soap, and it will work well on your skin. Coconut oil contains many natural fatty acids that work well with your skin. Coconut oil 76 seems to contain more fatty acids, hence is usually the popular choice in making cold process soap. Also looking at the many recipes, you can make very colorful, creative soap recipes that use coconut oil as well. For example, one of the recipes used Mica Diamond Dust to add an extra shimmer to it, and it looks amazing!

 

Besides its use in soap making, bath and body products, and cosmetics; you can use Coconut oil in various food products. This fun article describes 32 different sweet and savory recipes that are made using coconut oil. Whenever I wake up in the morning, there is nothing more energizing than eating granola before starting the day. This article describes a delicious maple, pecan, and sour cherry granola recipe. When used in this recipe, coconut oil helps to add flavor and keeps everything in big, chewy clumps. This helps to incorporate all the flavors in all of the bites that you take. Another popular recipe that uses Coconut oil is deep friend chicken. This recipe deep fries the chicken like normal, then it brushes coconut oil on top for a crispy, clear coat.

Feb
07

Melt and Pour Soap Making Supplies


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Melt and Pour Soap Making SuppliesMelt and Pour Soap Making Supplies

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

Easy Directions for Melt and Pour: Puppy Paw Soap

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

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

How to Use Melt and Pour Soap

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

Melt and Pour Soap Kit

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

Our Soap Bases

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

Shea Butter Melt and Pour Soap

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

Goat’s Milk Melt and Pour Soap

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

SLS Free Glycerin Melt and Pour Soap

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

Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap

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

Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap

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

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

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

Honey Melt and Pour Soap

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

Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap

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

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

Soaping Projects

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

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Feb
05

Orange Juice Cake Bubble Bars Recipe


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Orange Juice Cake Bubble Bars RecipeOrange Juice Cake Bubble Bars Recipe

The Natures Garden fragrance oil of the month for February 2020 is Orange Juice Cake! To showcase this delicious homemade pastry scent, we created a few new recipes using it. We will be writing and sharing blogs on each of them! The first one we would like to introduce is this Orange Juice Cake Bubble Bars Recipe. These turned out beautifully, looking like a mini version of actual orange juice cake! This cake is an original recipe coming from the Natures Garden owner’s family! It is scrumptious, moist, and bursting with fresh flavors. We designed this fragrance oil to emulate this cake perfectly. Our recipe for this bubble bar is going to make your skin feel incredibly soft, as well as creating a ton of foam and bubbles for your baths. They are made using a surfactant that we just recently brought to the website, SLSA. You are going to love how this product feels and how it smells too! We can’t wait to share each of these new recipes with all of you.

Ingredients Found at Natures Garden:

Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate
Sodium Bicarbonate- Baking Soda
Cream of Tartar
Corn Starch
Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil
Vegetable Glycerin
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Vanilla White- Color Stabilizer
Cocoa Powder Organic
Orange Oxide 1 oz. – FUN Soap Colorant
Yellow Oxide 1 oz. – FUN Soap Colorant
Black Oxide 1 oz. – FUN Soap Colorant
Shea Butter Melt and Pour Soap
Orange Peel Cut & Sifted
Silicone Soap Mold- 4 Bundt Cake Mold
Gloves for Safety
Safety Mask
Safety Glasses
Natures Garden Apron
Flexible Silicone Mat

Other Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need:

Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Scale
Rubbing Alcohol

Total Recipe Amounts for Bubble Bars:

330 grams Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate
460 grams Sodium Bicarbonate- Baking Soda
224 grams Cream of Tartar
72 grams Corn Starch
14 grams Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil
200 grams Vegetable Glycerin
24 grams Fractionated Coconut Oil
4 grams Cocoa Powder Organic mixed with 20 grams Vegetable Glycerin
15 drops Orange Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
5 drops Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
2 drops Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Total Recipe Amounts for Icing:

5 cubes Shea Butter Melt and Pour Soap
6 grams Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil
6 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
4 heaping teaspoons Orange Peel Cut & Sifted

Clean and sanitize your workstation along with all of your utensils. There are many dry ingredients involved with this recipe, which can create clouds of powder in the air. Therefore, it is suggested by us that you wear gloves, an apron, a face mask, and a hair net while when preparing this. Also, you will want to prepare your bottle of rubbing alcohol that will be used in one of the last steps.

Mixing the Dry IngredientsMixing the Dry Ingredients

To begin, you are going to need a couple of mixing bowls and a digital scale for weighing. We will be measuring and working with the dry ingredients in the recipe first. Take out a larger mixing bowl for this portion. First, we are going to weigh out 330 grams of the SLSA. This product is very important in this recipe. SLSA is a surfactant that is a great foaming agent for products like bubble bars, shampoo bars, and bath bombs. It helps your skin to feel extra soft after use and creates so many bubbles for the bath. Next, add to the same bowl 460 grams of the baking soda, 224 grams of the cream of tartar, and 72 grams of the corn starch. Mix all of these powder ingredients together well, using your hands.

Break Up the ClumpsBreak Up the Clumps

We use our hands in the mixture to help break up any clumps of powder we might find. Baking soda tends to be very clumpy, and it is important to break all of these up. Otherwise, your bubble bars will not be mixed as thoroughly and there might be bits of powder in the mixture, which you do not want for your finished product.

Combining the Liquid IngredientsCombining the Liquid Ingredients 

Set the dry ingredients bowl to the side. Now, place a separate mixing bowl on the scale. You need to weigh out 200 grams of the vegetable glycerin, 24 grams of the fractionated coconut oil, and 14 grams of the Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil. We chose fractionated coconut oil as our carrier oil due to the properties it has. This oil contributes to the hardness, cleansing, and bubbly lather in cosmetic products. Each one of these qualities is desirable in bubble bars, which you want to create a lot of bubbles in the bath and cleanse the skin at the same time. Our Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil is a combination of pound cake, orange zests, vanilla, caramel, and coconut. This scent is original to Natures Garden and one of our best sellers!

Combining the Mixing BowlsCombining the Mixing Bowls

For the next step, we are going to add the bowl with the wet ingredients to the bowl containing all of the powdered ingredients. Then, you can start mixing them together with your hands. We used our hands because using a spoon may cause the powders to get released into the air and we could lose some of our product, which we do not want to happen.

Forming the DoughForming the Dough

Continue to thoroughly mix the ingredients together. You want to keep going until it reaches the consistency of dough. It may take some time working with it before it reaches this point. Remember to lift and fold the mixture continuously to get the powders at the bottom of the bowl fully incorporated into the rest of it.

Creating the Brown ColorantCreating the Brown Colorant

Next, you will need to get out a small bowl. We are going to be hand making the brown colorant portion of this batter. This step is similar to mixing a facial mask. In your small bowl, weigh out 4 grams of cocoa powder organic. To this, add 20 grams of vegetable glycerin. Mix the ingredients together thoroughly, until there are no longer any clumps from the cocoa powder. Spoon this mixture into the dough batter.

Mix in the ColorantMix in the Colorant

After you have added in the cocoa powder mixture, fully incorporate it into the dough. Evenly fold over the batter repeatedly until you no longer see clumps of brown throughout it. This is just one of the colorants we will be adding to these bubble bars!

Add in Additional ColorantsAdd in Additional Colorants

Once the brown colorant has been fully mixed in, we can move onto the other colors we need. Natures Garden carries multiple FUN Soap Colorants that offer vibrant shades to give color to your soap and body products. For this recipe, we used the shades Orange Oxide, Yellow Oxide, and Black Oxide. Add in 15 drops of the orange, 5 drops of the yellow, and 2 drops of the black. We added these one at a time to see what shade we would be getting, and we were satisfied with our result. This combination gives a nice color to the dough that resembles the look of actual orange juice cake.

Incorporate the Colorants TogetherIncorporate the Colorants Together

After each color is added, we are once again going to use our hands to mix everything together. Continue to knead the dough, especially at the bottom, until the color is evenly dispersed throughout it. An important thing to remember is if the bubble bar dough is too crumbly, you can always add a bit more vegetable glycerin to help. We did not end up having to do this for this recipe, but depending on how your ingredients were measured, you may need to. However, make sure not to add too much vegetable glycerin, or your dough will become too wet and the product will not set up properly. 

Pack the Soap MoldPack the Soap Mold

Now we are all finished with the dough! Take out the silicone bundt cake soap mold and pack the bubble bar dough tightly into it. There should be enough batter to fill all four of the bundt cake cavities. You want to pack it in tightly so that your product is cohesive and sets up together. Allow your bubble bars to set up. You will know they are ready once they have hardened. It took ours approximately 24-48 hours to set up completely. However, it can take longer depending on the climate of your environment.

Remove the Bubble Bars Remove the Bubble Bars

Once the bubble bars have had enough time to finish setting up, you can go ahead and pop them out of their molds. Make sure that you have waited enough time before this step. If not, the bubble bars may crack and crumble instead of remaining in one piece. We removed ours onto a silicone mat to prepare for the next few steps, which can get messy.

Cut Up the Melt and Pour SoapCut Up the Melt and Pour Soap

Now, we are going to prepare the icing for our bundt cake bubble bars! You will need to take 5 cubes from a slab of one of our white melt and pour soap bases. We decided to use Shea Butter, but any of the white colored bases will work fine to resemble icing. Slice the cubes up into smaller pieces and place them in a microwave safe bowl. Then, melt them in the microwave in 30 second intervals until the soap is fully melted. 

Fragrance the IcingFragrance the Icing

After it is melted, add to it 6 grams of Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil. We also want to match that with 6 grams of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. This is because some fragrance oils can cause discoloration to soap and we need ours to stay white in order for it to look like icing. Once those two are added, stir to incorporate everything.

Apply the Soap IcingApply the Soap Icing

Carefully, drizzle the melted soap over your bundt cake bubble bars. Pour it gently and in a back and forth motion, as you would ice cinnamon rolls. Then, grab your bottle of rubbing alcohol that you prepared at the beginning of this recipe. Spray the bubble bars with the melted soap on them with the rubbing alcohol. This will help out for the last step.

Top the Bubble Bars OffTop the Bubble Bars Off

The final step in the recipe is to top our bubble bars off with “nuts”. We needed to spray the icing with rubbing alcohol in order to get these to stick. Take orange peel, cut and sifted, and sprinkle it on top of the bubble bars. This step helps complete the look of authentic orange juice cake. Allow some time for everything to dry before moving them. Once they are finished drying, you have completed this fun project!

Your Orange Juice Cake Bubble Bars are now ready to be used! When you want to put the bubble bars to use, all you have to do is simply crumble up some pieces from one of them. Place these under your warm running bath water and see the wonderful bubbly lather these create! We hope you enjoyed following along with us to make these!

Sweet Rolls Dessert Recipe

Since these orange juice cake bubble bars look like real cinnamon rolls, we thought we would share a delicious dessert with all of you! These Homemade Orange Sweet Rolls by Sally’s Baking Addiction are a perfect representation of our bubble bars. This is a blog full of all different kinds of recipes that are simple to make and delicious to eat. All of the orange lovers out there will really like this take on traditional cinnamon rolls. The orange flavored glaze adds a really nice touch to these as well. Give them a try and enjoy!

 

Natures Garden is not responsible for the performance of any of the recipes provided on our website. Testing is the responsibility of our customers. If you plan to resell any of the recipes that we provide, it’s your responsibility to follow all FDA regulations. We cannot offer any advice on where to buy the products and ingredients listed in our recipes if they are not sold by Natures Garden. When you use our recipes and/or raw ingredients, you are agreeing to indemnify Natures Garden against any liability of performance, any lack of performance, or any problems that you encounter with the finished products.

Feb
03

Orange Juice Cake Soap Recipe


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Orange Juice Cake Soap RecipeOrange Juice Cake Soap Recipe

If you are looking for a great melt and pour soap design, then you will love this Orange Juice Cake Soap Recipe! This is a brand new soap that is a cosmetic representation of a traditional dessert in the Natures Garden family. This was a super fun recipe to create that we really enjoyed decorating as well! We took a few extra steps in order to make these look even more realistic. It is a great melt and pour soap recipe to try out with your kids for an at home project as well. These can also be a really nice display in the bathroom for yourself or for guests. Let’s get started on showing you how you can make them!

Soap Making Ingredients Found at Natures Garden:

Mango Butter Melt and Pour SOAP
Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil
Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
Cocoa Powder Organic
Vegetable Glycerin
FUN Soap Colorant- Yellow Oxide 1 oz.
FUN Soap Colorant- Orange Oxide 1 oz.
Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant- 1 oz.
Orange Peel Cut & Sifted
Silicone Soap Mold-4 Bundt Cake Molds
8 oz. Clear PET Bullet Bottles
Black Fine Mist Sprayers 24/410
Silicone Flexible Mat

Other Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need:

Mixing Bowls
Stainless Steel Mixing Utensils
Cutting Board
Large Knife
Microwave
Rubbing Alcohol
Glass Plate
9” x 13” baking pan

Total Recipe Amounts for Bundt Cake:

680 grams Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap
34 grams Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil
34 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
2 grams Cocoa Powder Organic
8 grams Vegetable Glycerin
15 drops Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
8 drops Orange Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
2 drops Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant 

Total Recipe Amounts for Icing:

236 grams Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap
11 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
11 Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil
4 heaping teaspoons Orange Peel Cut & Sifted

Clean and sanitize your work area and all of your packaging materials. It is suggested that you wear gloves, an apron, gloves, and a hair net while preparing this recipe. Also, prepare your PET bullet bottle with rubbing alcohol. 

Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil

Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden Soap Making Supplies is the aroma of buttery pound cake. Then, you will find middle notes of orange zest. This orange bakery scent finishes with base notes of vanilla,  creamy coconut, and warm caramel. Anyone who has tasted Deborah’s mom’s famous orange Juice cake will love this one! Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil is not only a Natures Garden original fragrance oil, it’s also a best selling aroma.

Cut the Mango Butter Soap BaseCut the Mango Butter Soap Base

To begin creating our soap recipe, we need to prepare our slab of melt and pour soap base. Any of the white bases sold at Natures Garden will be sufficient for making this soap recipe. We sell 11 melt and pour soap bases, 8 of which are white in color that you can choose from. However, for this soap making recipe, we used the mango butter mp soap base. With your digital scale, weigh out 680 grams of soap for the cakes. This is equivalent to about 30 cubes from the slab. The remaining 10 cubes, or 236 grams, will be used at the end of this recipe.

Melt the SoapMelt the Soap

Next, place the cubes in a microwave safe bowl and melt them in 30-second increments. Stir gently in between each 30-second burst to check if there are any chunks of soap lingering. Once it is in a fully melted liquid state, you can pull the bowl out of the microwave.

Add Fragrance Oil and Color StabilizerAdd Fragrance Oil and Color Stabilizer

In the next step, we are going to add scented oil to our soap. Using the digital scale, you will need to measure out and add 34 grams of the Nature’s Garden Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil. In addition to that, you will want to match it up by adding 34 grams of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. This step is necessary because some fragrance oils will discolor your products just due to the way they are made or mixed. This fragrance oil, in particular, discolors to a dark chocolate shade due to its vanillin content. Adding in the vanilla white color stabilizer can help us to prevent our soap from discoloring due to the vanilla content. After you add that, stir until it is evenly distributed. 

Incorporate the Brown ColorantIncorporate the Brown Colorant

Now, take out a small glass bowl. We are going to mix 4 grams of the Cocoa Powder Organic with 8 grams of Vegetable Glycerin. This mixture is going to form a nice dark brown colorant for our soap. Once it is mixed together and liquefied, add it into the melted soap and stir to incorporate.

Mix in the Other Soap ColorantsMix in the Other Soap Colorants

Next, we need to get the other colorants out for our soap. We used the yellow oxide, orange oxide, and black oxide shades from our FUN Soap Colorants. Take the mixture and add 15 drops of yellow, 8 drops of orange, and 2 drops of black. Then, take a spoon and stir everything evenly together to incorporate the colors with your soap base. After you are finished stirring your soap, the shade should look somewhat similar to our picture to the left. We wanted these to resemble actual orange juice cake, and we liked the shade that this combination of colorants produced. You can always adjust how the color looks if you are not satisfied or would like to make it your own!

Pour the Mixture into the MoldsPour the Mixture into the Molds

Once your melted soap is fragranced, colored, and evenly mixed, you can get the bundt cake silicone soap mold ready. Pour the mixture up to the top of three of the cavities. You will have enough soap to fill up three out of the four bundts.

Spray the SoapSpray the Soap

Now, grab your bullet bottle with rubbing alcohol in it that you prepared earlier in the recipe. Spray your soap in each of the bundts with the rubbing alcohol. This is going to remove any air bubbles that formed. Then, allow some time for all three of the cakes to completely set up before moving onto the decorative toppings!

Remove Soap from MoldsRemove Soap from Molds

Once some time has passed, you can go ahead and remove the soap bundts from their molds. You can either place them on a plate or on the flexible silicone mat from Natures Garden. We decided to use the mat because the next step is going to get a little messy. Place it on a 9″ x 13″ baking pan to give you stability and an easier cleanup. Alternatively, you can line the pan with wax paper, if you prefer.

Melt Down Soap for the IcingMelt Down Soap for the Icing

For the next step, you will need to retrieve the remaining 10 cubes (236 grams) of the melt and pour soap base from the first step. In another microwave safe bowl or glass container, melt the soap down in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time. Continue melting until your mango butter melt and pour soap base is in a completely liquid state. Then, add in 11 grams of Orange Juice Cake Fragrance and match it with 11 grams of the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. Once again, this will help our soap to stay white, which is necessary in order for it to look like icing. Stir well to blend these ingredients. 

Pour Icing onto the SoapsPour Icing onto the Soaps

Now, you will want to use your bottle of rubbing alcohol once again to spray the tops of the bundts. This is going to allow the layer of icing to stick when it is poured over the bundts, as well as for the orange peel to stick in the next step. Carefully drizzle the melted soap base over them back and forth to look like icing. 

Apply the Orange Peel FinishApply the Orange Peel Finish

Since traditional orange juice cake is topped with nuts, we wanted to make sure we depict that in this soap recipe. So, top your soaps off by sprinkling on some pieces of orange peel cut & sifted to resemble the nuts. Orange peel is loaded with vitamins and nutrients that are great for the skin. It can also be used as an anti-bacterial. These qualities make it a great ingredient to add to soap and various other bath or body products. It can be used in bath tea, facial masks, bath salts, shampoo, bath bombs, and lotion. Once the icing has set up and dried, the soap will ready to use!

The Finished ProductThe Finished Product

After you have applied the icing and the orange peel to your soap, they should look like this picture here. The icing will probably have made a mess and spread like ours did. So, once your soap icing has finished setting up, you can remove the excess icing surrounding the soap cakes. It will not take long for the soap to harden and become easier to remove than it would when it is still wet.

Your soap cakes will be ready to use after that! You can set them on the shelves in the shower or the edge of the tub for a nice display. We hope that you had a fun time following along with us making this Orange Juice Cake Soap Recipe.

Orange Juice Cake Recipe

If you are interested in baking an actual orange juice cake for dessert, we have a yummy recipe to share with you! Although this is not the family recipe that our fragrance oil was inspired by, it is still a great version of this type of cake. This particular Orange Juice Cake recipe comes from the user jennambrai on the site Tasty Kitchen. Tons of users post delicious homemade recipes to this site to share with all the cooks and bakers out there. This cake recipe is simple to make, it only takes one hour to complete, and there are not a ton of ingredients used in it. If you love cake and love to bake, you have to try this recipe out!

How to: Fresh Orange Juice

When searching on Pinterest, we came across a recipe relevant to what we are talking about here! It is a homemade fresh orange juice recipe. It comes from the blog “Create Mindfully” and was created by the user Willow Moon. Her recipe is a healthier version of the ever popular drink Orange Julius. This is also a completely gluten free and vegan drink recipe, which is great for catering to specific diets people are on. It is made from a few ingredients, including oranges of course, pineapple juice, unsweetened almond milk, vanilla extract, and maple syrup. This sounds delicious! It is a simple drink to make that hardly takes any time at all to throw together. Another great benefit of this is that it can be added to your orange juice cake! This can make for a bright, flavorful addition to any orange juice cakes that you come across.

Visit Us On Social Media

If you had fun making this orange juice cake soap recipe, we would love to see how it turned out for you! If you added extra things to your soap cakes, it would be great for us to know about it. Making other recipes your own can be one of the best ways to get creative! If you would like to share with us, you can find us on our many social media platforms. Our Twitter page can be found with the handle ngscents, our Facebook page is Natures Garden Company, and our Instagram page also has the handle ngscents. We are excited to get to see all of the products that you create and share!

 

Natures Garden is not responsible for the performance of any of the recipes provided on our website. Testing is the responsibility of our customers. If you plan to resell any of the recipes that we provide, it’s your responsibility to follow all FDA regulations. We cannot offer any advice on where to buy the products and ingredients listed in our recipes if they are not sold by Natures Garden. When you use our recipes and/or raw ingredients, you are agreeing to indemnify Natures Garden against any liability of performance, any lack of performance, or any problems that you encounter with the finished products.

Jan
31

Orange Juice Cake Wax Tarts Recipe


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Orange Juice Cake Wax Tarts RecipeOrange Juice Cake Wax Tarts Recipe

One of our newest recipes are these Orange Juice Cake Wax Tarts. We are excited to showcase the fragrance of the month for February by putting together some brand new recipes, including this one. We will be blogging about each one of them and hope that you enjoy following along to make them! These wax tarts were such a fun project to create. They smell great in a potpourri burner and the look of these is so cute! There are multiple layers to these wax melts, as the picture clearly depicts. The weight amounts for each of the parts have been broken down into separate sections below. We hope that by doing this, it will make it easier for all of you to follow along with when making these.

Ingredients Found at Natures Garden:

Pillar of Bliss Wax
Joy Wax
Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil 
Brown Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye-1 oz.
Yellow Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye-1 oz
Orange Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye-1 oz.
Silicone Soap Mold- 24 Brownie Bites
POURING POT
THERMOMETER

Other Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need:

Mixing Bowl
Mixing Spoon
Hand Mixer
Rubber Spatula
Stove top
Scale
Toothpicks
Pots (for double boiler)
Orange Slices Mold (flexiblemolds.com)

Total Recipe Amounts for Orange Slices:
45 grams Pillar of Bliss
1 drop Orange Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye
4 grams Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil

Total Recipe Amounts for Brown Layer:
103 grams Pillar of Bliss Wax
1 drop Brown Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye
1 Toothpick Yellow Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye
10 grams Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil

Total Recipe Amounts for Yellow Layer:
200 grams Pillar of Bliss Wax
1 Toothpick Yellow Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye
20 grams Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil

Total Recipe Amounts for Orange Layer:
100 grams Pillar of Bliss Wax
1 Toothpick Orange Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye
10 grams Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil

Total Recipe Amounts for Whipped Topping:
200 grams Joy Wax
20 grams Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil

Clean and sanitize your materials and the area you will be working in before beginning to prepare this recipe. Wearing gloves is especially suggested due to the multiple candle dyes you will be working with when making this recipe.

Prepare the Orange SlicesPrepare the Orange Slices

We will start by preparing the orange slices that will be placed on the top of the finished wax tarts. This will give them time to set up while we prepare the rest of the recipe. With the measurement guide laid out above, we will first weigh out the pillar of bliss wax. You can pour it directly into a pouring pot. We will be using the double boiler method multiple times within this recipe. Melt it down on the stove top. Once it is melted, you can remove the pouring pot from the stove. Then, add in 1 drop of Orange Spectrum Liquid Candle Dye followed by 4 grams of Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil. 

Pour Into the MoldsPour Into the Molds

After the orange colorant and fragrance oil are added, mix them in thoroughly and evenly by stirring with a spoon. Then, go ahead and pour the mixture carefully into the cavities of your orange slices mold. It might make a bit of a mess, but that is easier to clean up after the wax has hardened. The mold makes ten orange slices, which we cut in half in a later step. Since the recipe makes 24 wax melts, you will need to refill some of the cavities to have enough for the full project. Once you have the cavities filled, put the mold off to the side. We will return to these in a later step once they have completely set up. 

Weigh Out the Pillar of Bliss WaxWeigh Out the Pillar of Bliss Wax

There are going to be three main layers to these wax melts. We will be calling the first one the crust, since these look like a tasty layered dessert. To make this layer, we need to weigh out more of the pillar of bliss wax. Measure out approximately 100-103 grams. Using the double boiler method again, melt it down to a liquid state. 

Add Colorant to the WaxAdd Colorant to the Wax

Once there are no more clumps of wax we can remove it from the double boiler. The crust layer is of course going to need to be brown, so we need to incorporate some colorant. However, we want to refrain from making it too dark. Start by adding in only 1 drop of the brown spectrum liquid candle dye. Then, take the yellow spectrum liquid candle dye and dip the tip of a toothpick in it. Stir this into the liquid wax. The yellow should prevent us ending up with too dark of a crust. Now you can add in 10 grams of the Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil. Grab a mixing spoon and stir everything together.

Pour Crust Layer in MoldsPour Crust Layer into Molds

Set the 24 cavity Brownie Bites Mold out for this step. Take the colored mixture and pour in into all 24 of the cavities. The important thing to remember in this step is to only filled each cavity 1/4 of the way. Since we still have a few more layers to put on top of this one, we need to make sure that they will all fit in the molds. Allow this first layer to set up and harden before moving onto the next layer.

Preparing the Middle LayerPreparing the Middle Layer

When the crust is set up or is nearly there, we can start preparing the second or middle layer of these wax tarts. Weigh out 200 grams of pillar of bliss wax. For a third time, use a double boiler to melt it down. Remove it from the stove top and we will add our colorant. This middle layer needs to be light in color, like a cream shade. So, we will take another toothpick and dip it into another the yellow candle dye. Each of the layers in our recipe can be adjusted to make it your own. If you would like different colors, feel free to make them! Swirl the toothpick into the melted wax and add in 20 grams of Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil. Then, pour this layer into the 24 cavity mold on top of the crust, filling it 1/2 of the space of the cavities. Once again, wait for this layer to set up before you start on the next one.

Forming the Top LayerForming the Top Layer

Now, we can begin to prepare our third layer, the top one. Just as we have been, weigh out 100 grams of the pillar of bliss wax and melt it. Once it is melted, we are going to add color to it. We want this layer to have an orange tint to it. Depending on the shade you desire for your tarts, you can add more dye than we chose to. Taking yet another toothpick, dip it into the orange spectrum liquid candle dye and incorporate it into the wax. Then, add in your 10 grams of Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil to scent it. Top off the brownie bite molds with this layer, filling up the last 1/4 that is still left. Allow this layer to dry before moving on. 

Melting the Joy WaxMelting the Joy Wax

At this point, each one of the layers should be set up all of the way. The next layer we have to make is the whipped fluffy topping that really ties these wax melts together. Once again, you will need your scale to weigh out some wax. However, this time we will be using Joy Wax! Measure out 200 grams and put it in a pouring pot to melt it with a double boiler. After it melts, add in 20 grams of Orange Juice Cake Fragrance Oil. Stir with a mixing spoon to incorporate the scent into the melted wax.

Whipping the Joy WaxWhipping the Joy Wax

Allow the Joy Wax to sit for a few minutes. Then, take out either an electric hand mixer or you could also use a regular spoon for this step. Both of them will work just fine. Take the tool you choose and begin whipping the wax on and off until the mixture starts thickening up. It should eventually reach a consistency similar to Vaseline, and it should look clear. Once it reaches that point, you can get ready to top off your wax tarts!

Apply the Whipped Wax

Take a regular sized spoon to scoop small amounts of the whipped topping onto the wax melts. Make sure you are placing the topping on the center of your tarts so that everything looks symmetrical. As it sets up, the color of the whipped wax is going to turn more white and stiffen up a little. Then it is really going to look like the fluffy white topping we are looking for!

Remove the Orange SlicesRemove the Orange Slices

While the Joy Wax is setting up, we can return to the orange slice mold from the very first step in the recipe. They definitely will be completely set up and ready to go by now. It does not take very long at all for these to harden. So, go ahead and pop each of the orange slices out of the mold cavities. 

Place the Oranges on TopPlace the Oranges on Top

In order for the oranges slices to look more proportionate to the smaller wax melts, we decided to cut them in half. Otherwise, they would have looked too big for the size of the mold. The Joy Wax will have turned white by now, bringing the look together. Simply place these oranges on the tops of each mold and you are finished with this project!

Your Orange Juice Cake Wax Melts Recipe is now finished! When you want to use them, all you have to do is simply place one in a potpourri burner or wax burner. These are super easy to share with friends as well as a little gift since it makes a total of 24 tarts. We hope you enjoyed creating this new recipe with us! 

Recipes for Inspiration

We at Natures Garden are often inspired by food and baked goods when creating different homemade projects. We found our inspiration for these Orange Juice Cake Wax Melts from the blog Sugar, Spice, and Glitter. This is a page run by the blogger Jennifer, who posts delicious recipes for all types of meals. She makes recipe dishes from a variety of cultures that range from really healthy to super rich desserts. This one in particular that we were inspired by are her Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake Bars. Although the layers in these bars make it look very intricate and time consuming, Jennifer says that it is actually a super simple recipe to make! If you are a fan of orange or creamsicle flavors, you might just love to give these a try. They make the perfect treat to bake for fun or to bring as a beloved party snack!

Visit Us On Social Media

If you joined in with us in making this recipe for wax tarts, we would love to see how they turned out for you! It can be so fun to make other recipes your own by adding in a thing or two, and we love seeing alternates of our own projects! If you would like to share with us, you can find us on our many social media platforms. Our Facebook page is Natures Garden Company, our Twitter page handle is ngscents, and our Instagram page handle is also ngscents. We cannot wait to see all of the products you create!

Natures Garden is not responsible for the performance of any of the recipes provided on our website. Testing is the responsibility of our customers. If you plan to resell any of the recipes that we provide, it’s your responsibility to follow all FDA regulations. We cannot offer any advice on where to buy the products and ingredients listed in our recipes if they are not sold by Natures Garden. When you use our recipes and/or raw ingredients, you are agreeing to indemnify Natures Garden against any liability of performance, any lack of performance, or any problems that you encounter with the finished products.

Jan
27

15 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Melt and Pour Soap Comes to Life

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

Jan
23

Pomegranate Whipped Soap Recipe


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Pomegranate Whipped Soap RecipePomegranate Whipped Soap Recipe

If you are anything like us at Natures Garden, you enjoy learning how to make original, homemade crafts and products! We love playing around and creating new recipes for us, our website, and our customers. Today we are showing our Pomegranate Whipped Soap Recipe, which is made from quality ingredients that can all be found at Natures Garden. You only need four main ingredients to create it, which makes it a super simple recipe to follow. We think that recipes like these are great for beginners in this industry. It is important to us that we create and upload projects for people of all levels of expertise in the soap and candle making industries. Recipes like this one also work great for when you are running low on time to create or if you are looking for something fun to make with your children!

Ingredients Found at Natures Garden:

Whipped Soap Base
Pomegranate Fragrance Oil
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
4 oz Clear PET Jars
White Straight Lid Smooth 58/400

Other Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need:

Powdered Sugar
Scale
Bowl
Mixing Spoon
Rubber Spatula
Hand Held Mixer
Deep Mixing Bowls

Total Recipe Weights:

454 grams Whipped Soap Base
250 grams Powdered Sugar
35 grams Pomegranate Fragrance Oil
15 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
2 drops Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant

Before we begin making this recipe, it is important to clean and sanitize your work area and all of your packaging materials that will be used. We also always want to make the suggestion that you wear gloves, protective clothing, and a hair net while preparing these homemade cosmetic recipes. 

Ingredient Spotlight: Whipped Soap BaseIngredient Spotlight: Whipped Soap Base

To get started, we need to get our ingredients together and ready to be used. The main ingredient this recipe requires us to use is a whipped soap base. Our whipped soap base at Natures Garden is made from glycerin, sorbitol, stearic acid, and Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate. SCI is a type of surfactant that is commonly added to skin care products because it leaves the skin feeling soft, hydrated, and moisturized. Our whipped soap base is a creamy, luscious product that can be very useful when making homemade projects in this industry. It is versatile and most often used to make body butters, shaving soap, bath frosting, and foaming sugar scrubs.

If you want to brighten up your whipped soap, adding soap coloring and/or Natures Garden body safe fragrance oils offer you that. There are some fragrance oils that may discolor your products, including whipped soap. Discoloration can usually be corrected by using vanilla white color stabilizer. Before choosing the fragrance oils you want to use, you will probably want to know whether or not your product will discolor, and by how much. We tested all of our fragrance oils in cold process soap and made a chart for the results, which you can check out.

Weighing Out the Whipped Soap BaseWeighing Out the Whipped Soap Base

Now that you know more about how our whipped soap base works, we can get started on our project of the day. First, you will need to get out some mixing bowls and a scale to accurately measure your ingredients. We always choose to use a digital scale when making recipes because we believe that it is the most accurate at weighing out the ingredients. With which ever type of scale that you prefer to use, weigh out 454 grams of the whipped soap base. Set it aside for now while we prepare the other three ingredients we are going to need.

Weigh Out the Powdered SugarWeigh Out the Powdered Sugar

Next, take out another mixing bowl. You are going to need to weigh out 250 grams of your powdered sugar. Any brand of powdered sugar will be fine to use in our recipes. Once you have measured out this ingredient, you can set it aside for the time being just as with the whipped soap base. We are going to be returning to it in a later step. 

Add in the Pomegranate Fragrance OilAdd in the Pomegranate Fragrance Oil

For the next step, you will need to take out a small bowl. Place the bowl on your scale and measure out 35 grams of the Natures Garden Pomegranate Fragrance Oil. Then, add it into your whipped soap base. The pomegranate fragrance oil is one of our single note fragrances and it smells of delicious fresh, fruity pomegranate slices. This is one of the best selling fragrance oils that we carry at our company. Some of our other best sellers are Black Raspberry and Vanilla, Fresh Brewed Coffee – WORLDS BEST, and NG Aqua di Gio Type. On our website we have a complete list of our best sellers that you can check out.

FUN Soap Colorant Collection at Natures GardenFUN Soap Colorant Collection at Natures Garden

Natures Garden carries a multitude of colorants for soap. We use these in the majority of our recipes to make them bright, colorful, and beautiful. There are 20 shades of these listed on our website. Some of the ones we have are Jailhouse Red, Ultramarine Blue, and Neon Yellow. They are all made using glycerine, vegetable glycerin, and different pigments. No chemical preservatives have been added to our colorants, and they are also completely vegan. They are non-bleeding and do not morph during the saponification process in soap. The FUN Soap Colorants page goes into detail with each of the colorants that we carry. Each section gives the ingredients of the colorants, what each of them are typically used in. 

Adding the Colorants InAdding the Colorants In

Now, it is time to add in the colorants! For this recipe, we need both the Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant and the Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant. Give the bottles a shake before opening them up because sometimes the pigment can separate from the vegetable glycerin.  Taking the bowl containing the whipped soap base, add 15 drops of the tomato red colorant. Stir your mixture. Then, add 2 drops of the neon pink colorant to the same bowl. Incorporate the colors thoroughly. The amount for the color suggestions we gave for this recipe were based on the color we wanted our product to be. We were looking for more of a medium pink color as opposed to a deep red for this. If you prefer your whipped soap to be a darker red or a light pink, however, simply manipulate the colors until it reaches the look that you want it to be.

Mixing All of It TogetherMixing All of It Together

At this time, you are going to need to get out your hand mixer. We just use a typical kitchen hand mixer when making recipes. Do not use a mixer that you need for cooking food. Make sure that you are only using a mixer that is specifically for cosmetic projects and will never again be used for cooking. Turn on your mixer and begin whipping the whipped soap base. Continue to mix the combination of the whipped soap base, pomegranate fragrance oil, and the FUN Soap Colorants until it reaches a point where it starts looking like whipped frosting. 

Folding in the Powdered SugarFolding in the Powdered Sugar

After your mixture is combined completely, we can move on to our next step. You will need to grab the bowl that you have the powdered sugar in from step two. Pour and add the powdered sugar into the mixture. Using a rubber spatula, fully fold this dry powder portion into the wet whipped soap base.

Incorporating the MixtureIncorporating the Mixture

Keep folding in the powdered sugar until it is no longer visible. After you have done so, you will need to grab the hand mixer once again. We now need to repeat whipping the base as we did before, very thoroughly. In between mixing, use the spatula to clean the sides of the bowl as you feel it is necessary. Make sure all of your ingredients have been fully incorporated before you move on to the next step.

Get Your Mixture to a Frosting ConsistencyGet Your Mixture to a Frosting Consistency

Continue to mix everything with the hand mixer until it reaches a certain point. The texture is the most important part in this step. You can stop mixing your whipped soap once its appearance has reached a frosting like consistency. Allow your whipped soap mixture about five minutes, left alone, to fully set up.

Scoop the Whipped Soap into the JarsScoop the Whipped Soap into the Jars

After the whipped soap frosting has had enough time to set up, we have reached the final step! With your 4 oz. clear PET jars at the ready with their matching lids, we can finish our whipped soap off. Take out a mixing spoon and use it to scoop the foaming bath icing evenly into all seven of your jars. Then, finish your product off by screwing the white dome lids on each one of them. If you would like to use jars other than these clear PET ones, we also carry a 4 oz white double wall jar and a 4 oz black double wall jar

Your Pomegranate Whipped Soap is now ready to use, yay! We hope that you had fun creating this recipe with us today! If you want to share your results, thoughts, or questions with us, we can be reach on Facebook as the Natures Garden Company, on Twitter with the handle ngscents, and on Instagram with the handle ngscents as well. We are excited to see what you share!

Whipped Cupcake Soap RecipeWhipped Cupcake Soap Recipe

Another recipe of ours that uses our whipped soap base is the Whipped Cupcake Soap. This shows a different type of soap you can make with a whipped soap base. With this recipe, you can make up to four pounds of soap. The ingredients we used to make it include luscious cocoa butter, Daisy Type Fragrance Oil, whipped soap base, vegetable glycerin, and the Neon Pink FUN soap colorant. We made this soap using our square loaf mold, which gives it its shape. If you want to make your whipped cupcake soap even cuter, try adding some colorful sprinkles on top like you can see in our picture! This recipe is another super simple one to follow along with, and it shows what else you can do with the Natures Garden whipped soap base.

Homemade Pomegranate Recipes

The blog Hello Glow features an article about ways of Fighting Aging and Acne by giving four recipes that all use pomegranate in them. This particular page was written by Deborah Harju. The first recipe she mentions is a Pomegranate Clay Mask, made from bentonite clay and pomegranate juice. Next, she talks about a Pomegranate Repair Mask for Aging Skin that can boost your skin and protect your collagen. The third recipe is a Pomegranate Peel Scrub that has the ability to heal acne. Lastly, Deborah mentions a Pomegranate Body Scrub that will exfoliate and hydrate your skin. Pomegranate has beneficial properties to the skin, which she goes into detail in on her blog. Go and try it out if you are interested in trying these recipes!

We also want to share a fun festive pomegranate jello dessert that can be made for any occasion. You will need raspberry jello, water, raspberry pie filling, unsweetened crushed pineapple, a pomegranate, and bananas for this dessert. For the whipped topping, you will need heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. This dessert is absolutely delicious and is great to bring to anything!

Natures Garden is not responsible for the performance of any of the recipes provided on our website. Testing is always the responsibility of our customers. If you plan to resell any of the recipes that we provide, it is also your responsibility to follow all FDA regulations. We cannot offer any advice on where to buy the products and ingredients that are listed in our recipes if they are not sold by Natures Garden. When you use Natures Garden recipes and/or raw ingredients, you are agreeing to indemnify Natures Garden against any liability of performance, any lack of performance, or any problems that you encounter with the finished products.

Jan
21

How to Use Goats Milk Soap Base


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

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

What makes up Goats Milk Soap Base?

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

 

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

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

 

Different Applications of Goats Milk Soap Base

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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