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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.

Dec
07

Coconut Soap Recipes


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Coconut Soap RecipesCoconut Soap Recipes

Coconut Oil is one of the most popular oils that is used in soap making. It’s very affordable, easy to obtain and it can be very good for the skin and hair. If you love making soap, or are new to soap making, take a look at some of Nature’s Garden’s coconut soap recipes. Not only will you be inspired by the creativity, but you skin will be happy and healthy looking!

Coconut oil is perfect for smoothing out dry, frizzy hair and it is also good for nourishing dry, split ends. If you have a sensitivity to products that contain a lot of chemicals or fragrances, this is a good, natural alternative to lotion or body cream and of course, it’s perfect for hydrating that itchy, dry skin. Since coconut oil contains Vitamin E, it is also perfect for helping to delay the look of wrinkles.

Coconut Soap Recipes: Which Coconut Oil do I use?Coconut Soap Recipes: Which Coconut Oil do I use?

As you may know, there are two types of coconut oil. Nature’s Garden offers Coconut Oil-76 and Fractionated Coconut Oil. Both work equally well in all bath and body products. You may notice that fractionated coconut oil does not solidify like regular coconut oil-76 does. That is because the fatty triglycerides from the oil have been removed and what is left is the clear, liquid form of the coconut oil. This type of coconut oil is perfect for using in massage oils, as a carrier oil for lip gloss or essential oils. Any time you want your product to stay at as a liquid, fractionated coconut oil is the perfect answer.

Coconut Oil-76 is a solid form of and only turns liquid in temperatures of 76 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Coconut oil is popular in any type of soap making, bath and body products and even in cooking. It is also very obtainable in grocery stores, soap making supply stores and at any type of big box store. It also very affordable, which makes it perfect for making soap. Both types of coconut oil will give your soap a wonderful, bubbly lather and can also contribute to making your soap hard and white. Coconut Oil-76 is perfect for any type of cosmetic product or bath and body product, such as a body scrub, that you want to have a solid form to.

Coconut Soap Recipes: Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe

Our first recipe looks good enough to eat and smells just as delicious! Our Orange Swirled Cold process soap is a yummy concoction of some major skin loving ingredients. Shea butter, coconut oil-76, avocado oil are just a few of the ingredients that go into this soap. It smells amazing since we used our Blood Orange fragrance oil. This is a perfect blend of tangy oranges and a touch of floral thyme in the background. To top off this sweet smelling soap is some cute orange slices that were made with some Diamond Melt and Pour soap. This recipe makes 16 bars of soap. They would make perfect gifts to give this Christmas.

Coconut Soap Recipes: Raspberry Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next we have our Raspberry Cold Process soap recipe. This is an easy cp soap recipe that looks like a piece of raspberry swirled cheesecake. This soap is made with cocoa and shea butter, coconut oil-76, sunflower oil, and meadowfoam seed oil, to just name a few. We scented this soap in our Fresh Raspberry. A lovely, bright and fresh, true raspberry fragrance.  This recipe makes 9 bars of soap.

 

Coconut Soap Recipes: Beard Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Beard Soap Recipe

You may have noticed that beards are incredibly popular among today’s male population. Since your beard is the first thing that is noticed about you, it should be given some extra special attention. Plus, a scruffy beard makes a bad first impression. This Beard Soap is a wonderful addition to your men’s line of bath and body products! Your beard will be soft, smooth and the skin underneath will be nicely moisturized. We made this hot process soap with coconut oil-76, jojoba oil, lanolin and shea butter. Plus, we chose to scent this soap  in our Gurjan Balsam Essential oil. This is a very natural and manly smell. 

Coconut Soap Recipes: Mistletoe Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Mistletoe Cold Process Soap Recipe

Here is a fun soap to make at Christmas time! Mistletoe Cold Process soap is made with mango butter, apricot kernel oil, and both fractionated coconut oil and coconut oil-76. This makes a wonderful lathery bar that will last you all through the Christmas season. We scented this soap in our Mistletoe & Ivy fragrance oil which is a perfect scent for the holidays! This fragrance is a bright blend of cedar, sandalwood, ivy, musk and cool camphor! Your skin will be smelling like the holidays with this soap recipe!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Herbal Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Herbal Soap Recipe

This Herbal Soap Recipe is a lovely recipe for those that like a more natural scent to their soap. This soap is scented in Dandelion Pear which smells fresh and clean, just like soap should smell! Bitter dandelion and wildflowers are the top notes which is mellowed out by pear, green tea and aloe. This is a perfect springtime soap! We used coconut-76, shea butter, sunflower oil and apricot kernel oil to name a few. On top, we used mango butter melt and pour for the smiley face embeds and sprinkle Chamomile Flowers on top for a finishing touch.

Coconut Soap Recipes: Cappuccino Coffee Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Cappuccino Coffee Cold Process Soap Recipe

This Cappuccino Coffee Cold Process Soap is perfect for the coffee lovers in your life! For this recipe we chose to use Fractionated coconut oil along with cocoa butter, sweet almond oil, avocado oil. We also used fresh brewed coffee as part of the lye mixture! Next we added in some coffee grounds to give the soap some gentle exfoliation. We scented this soap in our Cappuccino fragrance oil that smells of coffee, cream and sugar! Lastly, we sprinkled whole coffee beans on top the white fluffy topping to put this cold process soap over the top!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Strawberries and Champagne Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Strawberries and Champagne Cold Process Soap Recipe

This Strawberries and Champagne Cold Process soap is fun soap to create for the beginning of the new year, or even for Valentine’s Day. This creative soap is made with fractionated coconut oil, mango butter, shea butter, sunflower oil and even some lanolin to give it some extra moisturizing! On top we added some cute little melt and pour soap embeds made into champagne bottles! We scented this soap in our very popular NG Strawberries & Champagne fragrance oil! This scent is a perfect combination of strawberries and effervescent apple cider!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap Recipe

Who doesn’t love brownies? Pretty much everybody. So why not create a soap that is America’s favorite number one dessert!  This soap would be perfect for your brownie lovers or even kids who like a sweet treat to make bath time more fun! Hot Fudge Brownie Cold Process soap is going to make your bathroom  smell like brownie heaven! We used our Hot Fudge Brownie fragrance oil, which smells like fresh, fudgey brownies! The soap batter was made using fractionated coconut oil, cocoa butter, avocado oil and we even used some organic cocoa powder for natural colorant!

 

Coconut Soap Recipes: Fruit Frenzy Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Fruit Frenzy Cold Process Soap Recipe

This Fruit Frenzy Cold Process soap is a very good recipe for beginners. Simple ingredients such as fractionated coconut oil coconut oil-76, castor oil, grapeseed oil and mango butter will help make your soap rich, creamy and moisturizing. Also, we scented this soap in our Fresh Fruit Slices, which smells like everything fruit! Fresh Fruit Slices fragrance oil works perfectly in cold process soap with no discoloring, ricing, accelerating or separating. We also added some dried orange peel to help give this soap a natural color! Perfectly simple and sweet!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap Recipe

So what is the benefit of adding pumpkin puree to your soap? Well in our Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap Recipe it does help add some natural color. Best of all, pumpkin is full of alpha hydroxy acids, fruit enzymes and vitamins A and D, which have been shown to soften and smooth skin as well as boost collagen to help prevent signs of aging! Along with pumpkin puree we used fractionated coconut oil, olive oil and even some pumpkin seed oil to make this soap amazingly skin friendly! The fragrance oil we chose to use is our yummy Pumpkin Apple Butter fragrance oil. It smells deliciously fall like with a scent of apples, pumpkin butter and spices!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Wine Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next we have our Wine Cold Process Soap. This soap can be made with any kind of wine you would like to use. The addition of wine helps with natural colorant and is used in place of water. This soap was made using strictly oil, no butters. You will have a lovely, moisturizing bar of soap! Of course our fragrance of choice is Merlot fragrance oil. This is a wonderful blend of raspberries, plums, and strawberries with a spicy background!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process Soap Recipe

This Blueberry Cheesecake cold process soap is a beautiful rendition of the yummy, decadent dessert. With its pretty blue and white swirls and the fluffy topping, this soap is almost too pretty to use! Made with both coconut oil-76 and fractionated coconut oil, these oils along with shea butter, safflower oil and palm oil will give your luxurious, lathering soap! Of course the inspiration behind the soap was our Blueberry Cheesecake fragrance oil! This fragrance oil is a sweet blend of cheesecake, blueberries, cream, vanilla and brown sugar, you will be tempted to take a lick!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Hippies & Hemp Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Hippies & Hemp Cold Process Soap Recipe

If you need a groovy soap recipe to enhance your line of bath and body products, give this Hippies & Hemp cold process soap recipe a try! How cool is this soap with its psychedelic swirls of neon colors!  We created this soap using  shea butter, safflower oil, coconut oil-76 and fractionated coconut oil. Your skin will be pleased with the rich moisturizing qualities that will come from this bar of soap! We used our Cannabis Flower fragrance oil that is a truly unique blend of cannabis, violet, green fern and cashmere woods. This soap will definitely have people stopping in their tracks. If not to smell, but to notice the fun swirl of colors that will catch their eye!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Lime Cupcake Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Lime Cupcake Cold Process Soap Recipe

Lime Cold Process Soap is a fun soap to make if you enjoy frosting and decorating! This recipe along with the fragrance oil, Agave Lime are a perfect combination to allow you to decorate and get fancy! We used coconut oil-76, mango butter, palm oil and castor oil for the soap batter and frosting! Since Agave Lime fragrance oil works perfectly in cold process soap with no ricing, discoloring, separation or accelerating, you will have no problems when it comes to piping! For the limes we used Diamond Clear melt and pour soap base and perched them atop the fluffy white frosting!

Coconut Soap Recipes: Apricotie Hottie Soap RecipeCoconut Soap Recipes: Apricotie Hottie Soap Recipe

As you noticed, most of our recipes have been cold process, which is very popular in the soaping world due to “clean-ness” of your finished product. However, hot process is a quicker, if not easier soaping process. The crock pot does all the work for you and your cure time is cut down. The main difference is that hot process soap has a more rustic appearance that CP soap.

Take our Apricotie Hottie Soap for instance. This is truly a simple soap recipe and perfect for beginners! Made with only a few ingredients such as coconut oil-76, mango butter, shea butter, avocado and apricot kernel oil, you will have a wonderful, sudsy, moisturizing bar of soap in no time! Our Apricot Fragrance Oil smells so amazing sweet and “apricotie”! Plus this fragrance holds up beautifully through the hot processing!

Coconut Soap Recipes: That’s it for now

We hope you enjoyed learning all these recipes that use coconut oil-76 and fractionated coconut oil. Both oils are amazing for your skin and will give your bars of cold and hot process soap the best moisturizing abilities there are!

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