Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe
Today, Nature’s Garden would like to introduce a brand new cold process soap recipe! Our Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap is the perfect addition to brighten up your summer product line! This soap has many skin loving ingredients that will give you a solid long lasting bar! Not only that, but it will have a wonderful, rich bubbly lather! The scent we chose is our Blood Orange fragrance oil and it is so easy to work with! Since this fragrance is a dream to work with, you will have plenty of time to be artistic and add in some white swirls! Once you are done, you can top your soap with some sweet, sugared little orange section embeds that look like the orange chewy candies from childhood. These embeds will be made with our Diamond Clear Melt and Pour soap and it is the perfect finishing touch!
Before we get started, did you know? The Blood Orange is actually native to Italy and their dark, red coloring comes from anthocyanins, an antioxidant that is more common in flowers and fruit, but not citrus fruit. What do blood oranges taste like? These oranges have a unique flavor compared to other oranges, with a strong raspberry-like flavor with undertones of citrus.
Now let’s talk a little about the fragrance oil. Blood Orange fragrance oil works wonderfully in cold process soaping. There is no discoloring, separating or ricing. Also, there is no accelerating so you have time to play when using this citrus fragrance oil in cold process soap. Plus the fragrance will stay strong through it’s cure time! The scent is a perfect orange scent! Bright, crisp and tart with a touch of floral in the base note is the best way to describe this fragrance. We know you will love this scent whether you use it in bath and body products or even in candles! It has a lovely, strong cold and hot throw!
Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Soap Making Supplies Found At Nature’s Garden
- Lye-Sodium Hydroxide
- Apricot Kernel Oil
- Argan Oil
- Avocado Oil
- Coconut Oil-76
- Grapeseed Oil
- Shea Butter
- Palm Oil
- Olive Oil Pomace
- Macadamia Nut Oil
- Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
- Sodium Lactate
- Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersable
- Blood Orange Fragrance Oil
- Small Square Tray- Mold Market Mold
- Safety Glasses for Soap Making
- Soap Making Safety Gloves
- Safety Mask for Soap Making
- Neon Orange FUN Soap Colorant
- Eye Poke Orange FUN Soap Colorant
- Natures Garden Apron
Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment You Need
- Distilled Water
- Mixing Bowls
- Stick Blender
- Mini Lemon/Lime Mold (flexiblemolds.com)
- Rubbing Alcohol ( in a spray bottle)
Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Weights for Soap
- 260 grams water
- 95 grams Lye- Sodium Hydroxide
- 68 grams Apricot Kernel Oil
- 68 grams Argan Oil
- 171 grams Coconut Oil-76
- 34 grams Grapeseed Oil
- 102 grams Shea Butter
- 68 grams Palm Oil
- 68 grams Olive Oil Pomace
- 34 grams Macadamia Nut Oil
- 51 grams Blood Orange Fragrance Oil
- 16 grams of Sodium Lactate
- 5 grams Titanium Dioxide
- 1 gram Eye Poke Orange FUN Soap Colorant
Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Weights For Melt and Pour Soap
- 145 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
- 7 grams Blood Orange Fragrance Oil
- 3 drops Neon Orange FUN Soap Colorant
Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Before You Start Soaping
Before you get started on your soap making, it is always best to clean and sanitize your work area! Make sure you have washed and dried all your equipment and packing materials. Another good tip is to have all your ingredients and supplies within reaching distance! This helps ensure that as you are working everything is ready and on hand to make the process move smoothly. We strongly suggest that you wear gloves, protective clothing, face mask and safety glasses. Last but not least, if you are new to cold process soap making click here for basic soap making class. Also, before attempting to make any type of cold process soap, please become familiar with Soap Making Safety Class.
Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Prepping the Embeds
Our first step is preparing the orange slice embeds. You will need to make a total of 16 orange slices and for this your will be using a mini lemon/lime mold from flexiblemolds.com. These molds are perfect for soaping and even candle making. They are durable and clean up quick and easy! So go ahead and chunk up your Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. Next, weigh out 145 grams. After adding the soap chunks to a microwavable bowl and placing it in your microwave, melt the soap using 30 second intervals, stirring the soap each time, until it is completely at a liquid state.
Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Adding the fragrance and color
Now that you have your soap melted, will be adding the Blood Orange fragrance and color. So, next, you will weigh out 7 grams of Blood Orange fragrance oil and 3 drops of Neon Orange FUN Soap Colorant, adding it to the melted soap. Stir this well, making sure the color and fragrance are well blended.
Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Pouring the Embeds
The last step is pouring the soap into the mold. Have your mini lemon/lime mold ready and add the soap to each cavity of the mold. Once you have all the soap poured, you will now go ahead and spritz the top of the soap with the rubbing alcohol you have ready in a spray bottle. This will help to release any air bubbles. You will let this sit until cool and firm. You will need to make a total of 16 orange slices.
Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Removing the Embeds
So now that your orange slice embeds are set up, go ahead and remove them from the mold. Next, you will once again use the rubbing alcohol. Spritz your orange slices and sprinkle them with the sugar. The sugar will give your orange slices a candied look!
Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Preparing Your Lye Solution
Now you will be starting the lye portion of your soap. First, you will weigh out 260 grams of distilled water in a bowl. Next, using a separate bowl, you will weigh out 95 grams of lye. Then, slowly add the lye to the water. You NEVER want to add the water to the lye! Stir to completely dissolve the lye. Now, set your lye solution aside for the moment and allow it to cool.
Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Preparing Your Oils
At this time, you will prepare your oils while you are waiting for the lye solution to cool. In a deep mixing bowl, weigh out 68 grams of Apricot Kernel Oil, 68 grams of Argan Oil, 68 grams Avocado Oil, 171 grams Coconut Oil-76, 34 grams Grapeseed Oil, 102 grams Shea Butter, 68 grams Palm Oil, 68 grams Olive Oil Pomace, and 34 grams Macadamia Nut Oil. Next, you will melt your oils and once your oils are melted, you will set them aside to cool. You will want to allow both the soaping oils and the lye solution to cool to room temperature. You want the temperature to be within 10 degrees of each other.
Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Colors
So while you are waiting for your temperatures to drop, you can move ahead and prepare your colorants. First, you will prepare the titanium dioxide. This will be used for the white swirls of soap. In a small bowl, weigh out 5 grams of titanium dioxide. Then, mix that with a small amount of the soaping oils you have prepared to create a paste-like mixture. Mix this well. This will help the titanium dioxide to disperse more easily into the soap batter. You can set this aside for now.
Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Adding the Sodium Lactate
Next, we will be moving onto the sodium lactate. Sodium lactate is used in cold process soaping to help harden the soap and allow a better release from the soap mold. So, in a small bowl, weigh out 16 grams of sodium lactate and set this aside for the moment.
Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Fragrance Oil
Before we get started on our soap batter, you will want to have your fragrance weighed out and ready to add. So, in one last small bowl, you will weigh out 51 grams of Blood Orange fragrance oil. Set this aside also.
Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Mixing the Soap Batter
Now we are ready to prepare the soap batter. Your oils and lye solution should be at the temperature stated above. So to the cooled lye solution, add your 16 grams of Sodium Lactate. Carefully, stir your lye solution to incorporate the sodium lactate. Now, slowly add the lye solution to the soaping oils. Then, using your stick blender, emulsify the ingredients together.
Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Adding in the Fragrance Oil
Once you have emulsified your soap batter, you will add in the fragrance oil. So to the soap batter, add the 51 grams of Blood Orange Fragrance Oil that you weighed out previously. Then, use your stick blender, incorporate the scent into the batter.
Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Separate the Soap Batter
Next, we will separate the soap batter for the two colors. So, into your first bowl, weigh out 272 grams of the soap batter into a separate bowl and add in the 5 grams of titanium dioxide we weighed out earlier. You can go ahead and stick blend this to combine.
Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Coloring the Soap Batter
You will not need to weigh out the remaining batter since this will be one color. So, to the soap batter that is left, add the 1 gram of Eye Poke Orange FUN Soap Colorant. Now you can stick blend this to combine.
Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Blending the Colors
Now we are ready to combine the two colors together. So to the orange soap batter, add in dollops of the white soap batter. Once you have all the white added into the orange bowl, you will begin to swirl directly in the bowl. You can do this using your spatula, or even a wooden skewer, swirling the white batter into the orange batter.
Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Pouring the Soap
Now you are ready to pour your soap into the mold. Have the mold set in front of you and pour the swirled batter into the mold. Then, gently tap the mold on the table to help remove any air bubbles that may be trapped in the batter and smooth the surface of your soap.
Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Topping the Soap
Finally, we are ready to add our orange slice embeds to the top of our soap! Take your orange slice melt and pour embeds and arrange them evenly across the top. We found that if we added the slices to the four corners first, it helped keep the other slices evenly spaced out.
Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Curing Your Soap
When you make any type of cold process soap, you will allow the soap to set up for about 24-48 hours before removing it from the mold. Once you have removed it, cut the soap equally into 16 pieces. Lastly, you will allow the Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap to cure before using or selling.
There you have it guys! We hope you enjoyed creating this fun cold process soap! If you are looking for more fun, yummy cold process soap recipes, check out our recipe box and get inspired to create! Find us on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents) or Instagram (@ngscents) and give us a shout-out and share what you created! We love hearing from our customers!
Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: The Inspiration
So, the inspiration behind these sweet, little soaps was actually a recipe for fudge! The inspiration behind the fudge was a poke cake! I love how the thought of one thing can evolve into a bunch of different things, don’t you? Check out the recipe for this No Fail Orange Creamsicle Fudge that inspired us to create our Orange Swirled CP Soap! It is super easy to make with just a few ingredients! A bright, summery twist to a yummy popular treat!