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Jun
06

Leopard Cold Process Soap


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Leopard Cold Process SoapLeopard Cold Process Soap

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

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Prepare and Sanitize

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

Leopard Cold Process Soap Recipe: Prepare a Bottle of Vinegar

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

Leopard Cold Process Soap Recipe: Beginning Soap Making

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

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Ingredients Available From Natures Garden

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

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Other Needed Ingredients

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

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Weights and Amounts for Recipe

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

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

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Amounts for Brown Colorant

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

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Amounts for Black Colorant

5 grams Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Amounts for Yellow-Gold Colorant

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

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Creating the Lye

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

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Preparing the Cosmetic Oils

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

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

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

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Brown Colorant

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

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Black Colorant

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

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Yellow-Gold Colorant

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Baby Leopards

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

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

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

Jun
04

Giraffe CP Soap Recipe


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Giraffe CP Soap RecipeGiraffe CP Soap Recipe

If you like fun cp soap recipes, then you are going to love this next soap making recipe! Our Giraffe CP Soap Recipe uses Natures Garden soap making supplies to create a fun cosmetic recipe. This cold process soap has a pattern that looks just like a real giraffe! Plus, this homemade soap recipe has a bright, refreshing scented oil added and fantastic skin loving properties. So, this is a great homemade soap making recipe that you can create right at home.

Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: Clean and Make Preparations

Before you begin creating this cold process soap recipe, you are going to want to gather and clean your soap making equipment. So, you will need to wash any equipment that you are going to need to create this soap recipe. Also, you will want to gather the needed soap making ingredients. Further, you are going to want to clean up some space for you to use as a work area with enough area for you to work comfortably.

Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: Prepare a Bottle of Vinegar

In order to be safe, you will need to prepare a bottle of vinegar before creating your own soap made from scratch. This bottle of vinegar will be useful for deactivating lye if it comes into contact with your skin. Plus, you can use the vinegar to clean your work station after making the cp soap. This will make sure that there isn’t any active lye left behind on your work station. So, you will want to fill a spray bottle with vinegar and set it off to the side until it is needed.

Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: How to Make Soap

If you have never made cold process soap before, then you may want to check out some classes that we have on making cold process soap. First, you will need to make sure that you are familiar with soap making safety. Of course, you can find out how to be safe and make soap correctly in our Soap Making Safety Class. If you would like to get more familiar with cp soap making, then you can Click Here For a Basic CP Soap Making Class

Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: Ingredients Available From Natures Garden

Lye
Argan Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Sunflower Oil
Shea Butter
Mango Seed Butter
Palm Oil
Vegetable Glycerin
Yuzu Fragrance Oil
Red Oxide FUN Soap Colorant 
Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant 
Orange Oxide FUN Soap Colorant  
Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant 
Diamond Dust Mica
Large Rectangle Tray – Mold Market Molds
Mask for Soap Making
Glasses for Soap Making
Gloves for Soap Making

Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: Other Needed Soap Making Ingredients

Distilled Water
Mixing Bowls
Small Bowls
Squeeze Bottles (two)
Spatulas

Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: Weights for Making the Soap

323 grams of Water
120 grams of Lye- Sodium Hydroxide

85 grams of Argan Oil
127 grams of Sweet Almond Oil
85 grams of Palm Oil
127 grams of Fractionated Coconut Oil
170 grams of Shea Butter
127 grams of Sunflower Oil
64 grams of Yuzu Fragrance Oil
127 grams of Mango Butter

Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: Amounts for Beige Soap

3 grams of Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
1 teaspoon of Diamond Dust Mica
3 grams of Vegetable Glycerin

Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: Amounts for Brown Soap

3 drops of Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
3 grams of Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
1 gram of Orange Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
3 grams of Red Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
1 teaspoon of Diamond Dust Mica
3 grams of Vegetable Glycerin

Giraffe CP Soap: Preparing the Lye SolutionGiraffe CP Soap Recipe: Preparing the Lye Solution

First, you are going to need to prepare your lye solution. You will want to wear protective clothes and prepare this solution in well ventilated area. So, weigh out 323 grams of water into the mixing bowl. Next, you will need to weigh out 120 grams of the lye in a separate bowl. Then, you will slowly add the lye to the water while you are stirring with a spatula. Once you have everything mixed, you will need to wait for the solution to cool to room temperature. While you are waiting for the lye solution to cool, you can move on to the next step in the process.

Giraffe CP Soap: Preparing Your Soaping OilsGiraffe CP Soap Recipe: Preparing Your Soaping Oils

Next, you are going to prepare your soap making oils. So, you will want to weigh out 127 grams of Sweet Almond Oil, 85 grams of Argan Oil, 127 grams of Sunflower Oil, 170 grams of Shea Butter, 127 grams of Mango Seed Butter, 3 grams of Vegetable Glycerin, 127 grams of Fractionated Coconut Oil, and 85 grams of Palm Oil. Now, you are going to add melt your oils. Once everything is melted you will want to set this bowl aside for a bit.  You want the temperature of your soaping oils to drop to room temperature.

Giraffe CP Soap: Mixing Your ColorantsGiraffe CP Soap Recipe: Mixing Your Colorants

While you are waiting for your cosmetic oils and lye water to cool down to room temperature, you can start to prepare your soap colorants. You can add each of these colorants to a small bowl and set aside. These will be used later to color your soap batter.

Giraffe CP Soap: Creating the Brown Colorant Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: Creating the Brown Colorant

Now, you are going to prepare the first color for your soap. For the brown colorant, you are going to mix together a few different colorants. You will need 3 drops of Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant, 3 grams of Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant, 1 gram of Orange Oxide FUN Soap Colorant, and 3 grams of Red Oxide FUN Soap Colorant. Then, you will mix in 1 teaspoon of Diamond Dust Mica  and 3 grams of Vegetable Glycerin. After, you can set this bowl aside until your soap batter has been mixed and ready to add color.

Giraffe CP Soap: Creating the Beige Colorant Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: Creating the Beige Colorant

Next, you are ready to create the second soap colorant. You will want to add 3 grams of Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant to the small bowl. Also, you can add in 1 teaspoon of Diamond Dust Mica and 3 grams of Vegetable Glycerin. Then, you are ready to set this bowl aside for the time being.

Giraffe CP Soap: Emulsifying the Cosmetic Ingredients Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: Emulsiying the Cosmetic Ingredients

Now you are going to blend together the cooled lye solution and the melted soap making oils. So, you will need to add the cooled lye solution to your cosmetic oils. This will allow you to create your own soap batter for this soap making recipe. After you have blended everything together, you are ready to move on to the next step in the process.

Giraffe CP Soap: Adding the Fragrance OilGiraffe CP Soap Recipe: Adding the Fragrance Oil

Now, you are ready to add your scented oil to the soap batter. The soap scent that we have included in this cold process soap recipe is the Yuzu Fragrance Oil. The aroma of this fragrance is not just your ordinary grapefruit aroma. The Yuzu fragrance begins with top notes of mandarin, tangerine, lemon satsuma, and ruby red grapefruit. The scent continues with middle notes of bergamot. Finally, the fragrance ends with base notes of oakmoss. Additionally, this scented oil can be mixed with other tropical notes to create a very complex scent of your own! This scent is a fantastic fragrance for making soap.

Giraffe CP Soap: Mixing in the Cosmetic ColorantGiraffe CP Soap Recipe: Mixing in the Cosmetic Colorant

You are ready to add the colorant into your soap batter. First, you are ready to add the yellow soap colorant to the soap batter and blend everything together. This lovely soap recipe will end up being a beige color for your giraffe recipe. Then, you will want to clean off the blender. Second, you are going to blend in the brown colorant into the soap batter. Once everything is mixed together you are ready to move on to the next step.

Giraffe CP Soap: Filling the Squeeze BottlesGiraffe CP Soap Recipe: Filling the Squeeze Bottles

Next, you are going to fill up the colored squeeze bottles for this cosmetic recipe. These squeeze bottles of colored soap are going to be used to fill the soap mold. Plus, these squeeze bottles will be perfect for creating a lovely giraffe pattern. So, you are ready to move on to filling up the soap making mold in the following steps.

Giraffe CP Soap: Adding the First DropsGiraffe CP Soap Recipe: Adding the First Drops

Now, you are ready to begin to fill your soap mold and make your pattern. So, you are going to want to start with the brown colored soap bottle. You are going to add a few sporadic drops through out the mold. You will want to make sure that each of the rectangles in the soap mold has a few drops. These will be the spots of your giraffe pattern. So, you will want to make sure that these brown spots are large enough and spaced out well enough. Then, you will be ready to move on to the next step.

Giraffe CP Soap: Filling in the Beige SoapGiraffe CP Soap Recipe: Filling in the Beige Soap

The second layer will use the beige color of soap to your cosmetic mold. So, you are going to add the beige colored soap to your soap mold. This cold process soap will be used to fill in the background of the giraffe pattern. After filling in this part of the mold, you will want to continue this fun pattern in the following steps.

Giraffe CP Soap: Continue to Layer the ColorsGiraffe CP Soap Recipe: Continue to Layer the Colors

Now, you are going to want to continue to fill up your soap mold. As you add more soap you will want to layer the same color on top of one another. So, you will want to add more brown soap on top of  the brown dots in the soap mold. Then, add more beige soap to fill in the mold. You will need to continue these two steps until you reach the top of the soap mold.

Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: Removing the Soap From the Mold

Once your cp soap has completely set up, you are ready to remove your homemade soap from the cosmetic mold. You will want to wait about 24 to 48 hours to ensure that the soap has set up enough to take out. Once your soap recipe is out of the mold. After you have removed your soap from the mold, you can slice it into individual bars. You will be able to make eight separate bars of soap. Of course, you can cut along the lines to create nine bars of cold process soap.

Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: Finishing the Giraffe Soap Recipe

Since this soap making recipe uses cold process soap, you will want to wait for the soap to cure before using it. Waiting will make sure that the lye has completely reacted and that you homemade soap is ready for your skin. The curing process will take anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks of waiting. After your soap had finished curing, you can finally use your finished giraffe cold process soap!

Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: Baby Giraffe Born

If you love giraffes as much as we do, then you may be interested to learn a bit more about a new baby giraffe that was recently born! This Masai giraffe baby was born not too long ago at the Virginia Zoo and is just so cute! If you check out this article, you can see the pictures of this adorable baby and her mom. So, check out the article called Virginia Zoo Welcomes Baby Giraffe from wtkr news!

Giraffe CP Soap: Reach Out to UsGiraffe CP Soap Recipe: Reach Out to Us

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