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Aug
15

Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap


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Cognac and Cubans Cold Process SoapCognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap

The Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap from Natures Garden is another fun and moisturizing cold process soap recipe. Of course, this soap recipe uses quality soap making supplies to create some nourishing bars. Plus, you can use free soap making recipes like this champagne soap recipe to create the perfect bar of soap. So, you will be sure to enjoy this bar of cp soap. So, you can use Natures Garden for the quality soap making ingredients and procedure can be found in this soap making blog. 

Natures Garden Ingredients for the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap

Lye
Cognac and Cubans Fragrance Oil
Rice Bran Oil
Sunflower Oil
Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Castor Oil
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Palm Oil
Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Titanium Dioxide
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
Thermometer
Safety GLOVES for Soap Making
Natures Garden Apron
Safety MASK for Soap Making

Other Needed Ingredients for this Cold Process Soap

Scale
Distilled Water
Mixing Bowls
Spatula
Stick Blender
Decorating Bag
Decorating Tip

Weights for the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap

129 grams of the Distilled Water
129 grams of the Champagne
97 grams of the Lye

122 grams of the Rice Bran Oil
61 grams of the Sunflower Oil
81 grams of the Meadfoam Seed Oil
68 grams of the Castor Oil
122 grams of the Fractionated Coconut Oil
223 grams of the Palm Oil
51 grams of the Cognac and Cubans Fragrance Oil

Amounts of the Beige Cold Process Soap Colorant

13 drops of the Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
5 drops of the Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Amounts of the Cream Cold Process Soap Colorant

1 drop of the Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
3 drops of the Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
3 grams of the Titanium Dioxide (mixed with a small amount of soaping oils)

Make a Few Preparations for the Cognac and Cubans Soap Recipe

Prior to working on this cold process soap recipe, you will want to make a few preparations for the Cognac and Cubans Soap Recipe. First of all, you are going to want to gather the soap making ingredients that are listed for this homemade soap recipe. Also, you are going to need to clear a work space to give yourself the space that you would need to make cold process soap at home. Also, you will want to prepare a spray bottle of vinegar for you to use during the soap making process.

Boiling Champagne for the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap

Another preparation you should make is boiling champagne for the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap. So, you will want to place this alcohol into the stove top pot. Then, use the stove to boil the champagne for about 30-40 minutes. Also, you will need to stir your champagne periodically as it boils. After this amount of time has passed, you will need to carefully pour the champagne into ice cube freezer trays. Then, you will place these trays in the freezer to chill overnight. When you are ready to make your homemade soap you will use the frozen champagne cubes to replace half of the water portion should be in the lye solution.

Advice for Choosing the Champagne for the Cold Process Soap

We have some advice for choosing the champagne for the cold process soap. You will want to use a champagne that has a lower sugar content. If you are using a type of champagne with a high sugar content, then it will speed up gel. So, this extra sugar will increase the possibility that your soap batter will bubble up and out of the soap mold. This may occur even with the lower sugar content for your champagne, so you will want to prepare for this possibility. You will want to take proper precautions for safe guarding the surface that your soap mold is placed on.

Create the Lye Solution for the Cold Process SoapCreate the Lye Solution for the Cold Process Soap

First off, you are going to need to make the lye solution for the cold process soap. So, you are going to want to weigh out 129 grams of the Distilled Water and 129 grams of your Champagne into a mixing bowl. Once these two soap making ingredients are weighed out, you will want to set this bowl aside. Then, you need to weigh out 97 grams of lye for soap in a separate container. While you are slowly stirring the water and champagne mixture, you will want to add in the lye to the water/champagne. Once everything is mixed together, you will need to set this solution in a safe place as it cools to room temperature.

Prepare the Cosmetic Oils for the Cognac and Cubans CP SoapPrepare the Cosmetic Oils for the Cognac and Cubans CP Soap

Second, you are going to prepare the cosmetic oils for the Cognac and Cubans CP Soap. So, you are going to need to add 122 grams of Rice Bran Oil, 61 grams of Sunflower Oil, 81 grams of Meadowfoam Seed Oil, 68 grams of Castor Oil, 122 grams of Fractionated Coconut Oil, and 223 grams of Palm Oil to a microwave safe bowl. After, you will need to use short burst in the microwave to melt the oils. Then, set the bowl aside to let the oils cool to room temperature.

Prepare the Titanium Dioxide for the Cold Process SoapPrepare the Titanium Dioxide for the Cold Process Soap

Also, you will want to prepare the titanium dioxide for the cold process soap. So, you will need to weigh out 3 grams of Titanium Dioxide. Next, you will want to mix this powder with a small amount of your melted soaping oils. Then, you should mix these ingredients together well. You can set this mixture aside until you need the colorant in a later step.

Combine the Oils and Lye Solution for the Cold Process SoapCombine the Oils and Lye Solution for the Cold Process Soap

Once you two mixtures have cooled down to the proper temperature, you are going to combine the oils and lye solution for the cold process soap. So, you will want to take your melted oils and add them to your lye solution. Of course, you will want to use a stick blender to combine your soaping ingredients. Then, move on to adding the other soap making ingredients before you hit trace.

Adding the Cognac and Cubans Fragrance OilAdding the Cognac and Cubans Fragrance Oil

Next, you are going to be adding the Cognac and Cubans Fragrance Oil to your soap batter. This scented oil will provide you with the aroma of money, status and masculinity. These are all wrapped into this blend of aromatic bergamot that is mixed with a fresh lemon zest spritzing. Then, a heart of velvety cognac essences and rich, spiced tobacco leaves rests at the base of this fragrance. So, weigh out 51 grams of the Cognac and Cubans Fragrance Oil and add it to your soap batter. After adding the scented oil, you will want to use your stick blender to fully incorporate the aroma.

Separate the Cold Process Soap BatterSeparate the Cold Process Soap Batter

Now, you are going to need an empty bowl to separate the cold process soap batter into two portions. Then, you will want to add 300 grams of the soap batter to this bowl, which will become your cream color later on. You are going to want to set aside this bowl of portioned out amount of soap for just a moment.

Adding the Colorants to the Cognac and Cubans SoapAdding the Colorants to the Cognac and Cubans Soap

Once the scented soap has been divided into two portions, you are ready to start adding the colorants to the Cognac and Cubans Soap. First, you will create the beige soap portion that is still in the bowl you started with. So, you will need to add 3 drops of the Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant and 5 drops of the Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant. Then, use your stick blender to mix everything together.

Second, you will create the cream color with the portion in the bowl that you have set aside. You are going to need to add 1 drop of the Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant and 3 drops of the Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant. Further, you are going to want to add the Titanium Dioxide mixture you have previously prepared. Then, you will want to use the stick blender to incorporate the soap colorant.

Swirling the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process SoapSwirling the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap

Next, you are going to be swirling the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap. This will be used for the top of this soap loaf. So, you need to add about 100 grams of the beige soap to your cream soap portion. You will want to add the beige soap in various places in the bowl. Then, use a spatula to swirl the cp soap in the bowl. Once you are happy with the swirl, set this bowl aside for the moment.

Pouring the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap BasePouring the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap Base

Now, you are ready to start pouring the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap base. You are going to be using all of the remaining beige soap to pour this portion into the soap mold. After you have used all of the beige cold process soap, you can move on to the next step of the soap making process.

Prepare the Cake Decorating BagPrepare the Cake Decorating Bag

Once your soap base has been poured, you are ready to prepare the cake decorating bag. First, add the decorating tip into the bag. You will need to wait for the swirled soap to thicken up to a frosting-like consistency. Then, you can add this soap to your cake decorating bag.

Add the Topping to the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process SoapAdd the Topping to the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap

Now, you are going to use the filled cake decorating bag to add the topping to the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap. So, you will use the bag to begin pipping the soap onto your soap loaf.

 

Slicing the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process SoapSlicing the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap

After adding the pipping to your soap, you will need to wait 24 to 48 hours before removing the mold. Once you have removed the soap from the mold you are ready to cut the soap loaf into individual bars. Then, you will want to set these soaps in a safe place to wait for them to cure.

Using the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process SoapUsing the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap

Next, you are going to need to wait for the soap to cure before using. The curing process will take about 4 to 6 weeks until all the lye has reacted and the bars are able to be used. After your soap has cured, you are ready to start using the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap.

Try Out Some Real Cognac

Now that you have created your own cold process soap with the velvety aroma of cognac, you may be interested to try out some real cognac. If so, A Beginners’ Guide to Cognac from GQ might just be the perfect place for you to start. Also, this guide will walk you through how to read the French labels to pick a good one. Further, the guide will help you learn how to create cocktails with this drink.

Any Questions About the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process SoapAny Questions About the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap

We hope you enjoyed creating the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap Recipe! If you are interested in making another moisturizing cold process soap recipe, then take a look at the Cold Process Soap Recipes page on the Natures Garden website. As always, you can reach out to us with any questions about the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap. You can talk to us using the phone H.U.G. line, in the store, and online. An easy way to reach out to us online is through one of our social media platforms. First, you can reach out to us on our Facebook page. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on Instagram and on Twitter. Of course, you can use these social media platforms to ask us about soap making. But, that isn’t all you can do on our social media platforms! You can share your own soap making ideas and reach out to other soap makers, too. So, we hope to hear from you soon!

Aug
14

Gin Martini Cold Process Soap Recipe


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Gin Martini Cold Process Soap RecipeGin Martini Cold Process Soap Recipe

If you would like to learn how to make soap with champagne, then check out the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap Recipe from Natures Garden! Not only can use alcohol in soap making, but you can learn a method of how to swirl soap in a loaf mold. As always with our soap making recipes, this soaping instruction will include quality soap making ingredients and a fantastic fragrance oil. So, you can enjoy fun soap making designs and the cold process soap benefits we all know and love!

Natures Garden Ingredients for the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap

Lye
Apricot Kernel Oil
Avocado Oil
Mango Butter
Palm Oil
Olive Oil
Coconut Oil 76
Gin Martini Fragrance Oil
Titanium Dioxide
Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant
Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant
Safety Glasses
Thermometer
Safety Mask
Natures Garden Apron
Safety Gloves

Other Ingredients Needed for the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap

Scale
Distilled Water
Champagne
Mixing Bowls
Rubber Spatula
Stick Blender
Wooden Skewer

Weights for the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap

129 grams of the Distilled Water
129 grams of the Champagne
94 grams of the Lye- Sodium Hydroxide

68 grams of the Apricot Kernel Oil
68 grams of the Avocado Oil
136 grams of the Mango Butter
136 grams of the Palm Oil
136 grams of the Olive Oil
136 grams of the Coconut Oil 76
51 grams of the Gin Martini Fragrance Oil

Weights for the White Gin Martini Soap Colorant

12 grams of the Titanium Dioxide
(mixed with a small amount of your soaping oils)

Weights for the Green Gin Martini Soap Colorant

10 grams of the Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant
3 grams of the Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant
1 gram of the Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Clean and Sanitize for the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap Tutorial

Prior to working on this homemade soap recipe, you will want to clean and sanitize for the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap Tutorial. First, you are going to want to gather all of your soap making ingredients that are listed for this cold process soap recipe. Also, you will want to clear a workspace to give yourself more space to work. You will want to make sure you have enough room to create one of your small batch cold process soap recipes. Also, you will want to prepare a spray bottle of vinegar that you can use during the soap making process.

Boiling Champagne for the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap Recipe

Also, you are going to want to boil the champagne for the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap Recipe. So, you will want to place your champagne into the stovetop pot. Then, use your stove to boil the champagne for about 30 to 40 minutes. Also, you will need to stir your champagne periodically as it boils. After you have boiled your alcohol, you will need to carefully pour the champagne into some ice cube freezer trays. Then, you will place these trays in the freezer overnight. When you are ready to make your cp soap you will use the frozen champagne in place of half of the water portion that should be in the lye solution.

Choosing the Champagne for the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap

When you are choosing the champagne for the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap you will want to use a champagne with a lower sugar content. If you are using a champagne that is high in sugar, then it will speed up gel. The extra sugar will increase the chance that your soap batter will bubble up and out of your soap mold. So, you may want to prepare for this possibility by taking the proper precautions for safeguarding any surface that you have your soap mold on.

Create the Lye Solution for the Gin Martini Soap RecipeCreate the Lye Solution for the Gin Martini Soap Recipe

First, you are going to want to create the lye solution for the Gin Martini Soap Recipe. Before you can mix this solution together, you will need to weigh out the lye and the water/champagne mixture separately. So, you will want to add  129 grams of the distilled water and 129 grams of your champagne to a mixing bowl. Then, you will want to get another container to weigh out 94 grams of the lye. After, you are going to need to slowly add the lye to your water and champagne mixture as you gently stir. Once all of these soaping ingredients have been mixed together, you will want to set the lye solution in a safe place to cool to room temperature.

Cosmetic Oils for This Cold Process Soap RecipePrepare the Cosmetic Oils for Your Cold Process Soap

Next, you are going to prepare the cosmetic oils for your cold process soap. So, you are going to weigh 68 grams of Apricot Kernel Oil, 68 grams of Avocado Oil, 136 grams of Mango Butter, 136 grams of Palm Oil, 136 grams of Olive Oil, and
136 grams of Coconut Oil 76. Then, melt your soaping oils. Then, you will want to set this bowl aside and give it time to cool down. You are going to want this mixture to reach room temperature.

Prepare the White Soap Colorant for the CP Soap Prepare the White Soap Colorant for the CP Soap

While you are waiting for your soap making ingredients to cool, you can prepare the white soap colorant for the cp soap. So, you will need to measure out 12 grams of Titanium Dioxide into a small bowl. Then, you will need to add a small amount of your melted cosmetic oils to the same bowl. You will want to mix the colorant and soaping oils together well before setting the mixture aside for a later step.

Combine the Lye and Cosmetic Oils for the Soap RecipeCombine the Lye and Cosmetic Oils for the Soap Recipe

Once your oils and lye solution have reached the right temperature, you will need to combine the lye and cosmetic oils for the soap recipe. You will want to add the lye solution to your melted soaping oils. Then, you can use a stick blender to mix these soap making ingredients together.

Soap Scent to the Gin Martini Cold Process SoapSoap Scent to the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap

After mixing up the soap batter, you are ready to add the soap scent to the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap. So, you will need to weigh out 51 grams of the Gin Martini Fragrance Oil. Then, you will want to add it to your soap and use a stick blender to fully incorporate the fragrance. This scented oil will provide your cp soap with aldehydic top notes of club soda with warm citrus enhancements. These bubbly notes are followed by middle notes of fresh rosemary, balsam fir needles, and crushed ginger. Finally, these scents are all embraced by a bottom note of crisp cedar. The aroma of this soap fragrance oil blends with the aroma from using alcohol in soap making to create a fantastic champagne soap recipe!

Divide the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap BatterDivide the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap Batter

Next, you are going to need to divide the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap batter into two portions. Each of these portions will be used to create a different color. You will want to add approximately half of your soap batter to another mixing bowl. Once you have two equal portions, you are ready to move on to the next step.

Create the White Colored Gin Martini Cold Process Soap PortionCreate the White Colored Gin Martini Cold Process Soap Portion

Now, you need to grab one of your two portions of soap batter. You will use this half of the batter to create the white portion Gin Martini Cold Process Soap. So, you can add the titanium dioxide mixture to your soap portion. Then, you will want to incorporate the colorant with a stick blender. You can set the white soap batter aside for the moment.

Create the Green Colored Gin Martini Cold Process Soap PortionCreate the Green Colored Gin Martini Cold Process Soap Portion

Next, you are going to want to grab the other portion of your soap batter. This will be used to create the green colored Gin Martini Cold Process Soap portion. So, you are going to need to use 10 grams of the Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant, 3 grams of the Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant, and 1 gram of the Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant. Once you have added all of your soap colorants to this potion, you will need to use the stick blender to mix it all together.

Combining the Soap Colors for the Gin Martini Soap RecipeCombining the Soap Colors for the Gin Martini Soap Recipe

Once both your colorants have been created, you are going to be combining the soap colorants for the Gin Martini Soap Recipe. You are going to need to pour small amounts of the green soap batter into the white soap batter. Be sure to add these small portions in different places throughout the bowl. You will want to continue to add these portions until you run out of the green soap batter.

Swirling the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap RecipeSwirling the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap Recipe

Now that your colored soaps are combined, you are going to be swirling the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap Recipe. So, you will want to take a rubber spatula and swirl using a circular motion. You can move on to the next step once you are happy with the swirls in your soap batter.

Pouring the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap Pouring the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap

After you are happy with the swirls in your bowl of soap batter, you are going to be pouring the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap. So, you will want to set up your loaf soap mold. Then, slowly pour the soap swirl designs into your wholesale soap mold. 

Swirl the Top of the Gin Martini CP Soap Swirl the Top of the Gin Martini CP Soap

After pouring your homemade soap, you are ready to swirl the top of the Gin Martini CP Soap. So, you will need to get the wooden skewer. Then, you will drag this skewer along the top of your soap in circular motions. This will give the top of your soap a nice finishing touch to your soap loaf.

Remove the Gin Martini Soap From the MoldRemove the Gin Martini Soap From the Mold

Once your cold process soap has completely set up, you are ready to remove the Gin Martini Soap from the mold. It should take your soap about 24 to 48 hours in the soap mold before the soap hardens enough to remove it from the mold. When it is hard enough, your soap loaf can be removed from the mold.

Cutting the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap RecipeCutting the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap

Now that your soap is completely set up, you can begin cutting the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap. After slicing your soap into individual bars, you are going to need to set your soap somewhere safe to cure. The curing process can take anywhere for 4 to 6 weeks for enough of the soap lye to finish reacting.

Use the Finished Gin Martini Cold Process Soap RecipeUse the Finished Gin Martini Cold Process Soap Recipe

Once your swirl soap has finished curing, you are finally able to use the finished Gin Martini Cold Process Soap Recipe. At this point, you can use and enjoy the benefits of handmade cold process soap for your skin. Of course, you can use wholesale soap packaging supplies to save your bars for later use or

Mix Your Own Gin Martini

If you enjoy the aroma of our Gin Martini Fragrance Oil, then you may want to learn how to mix your own Gin Martini. This classic drink is simple and fast to create, so you will be ready for you to enjoy it in no time at all! Plus, it is sure to pair perfectly with the aroma of this nourishing batch of soap. So, check out the Perfect Gin Martini from Chow Hound.

Questions About This Cold Process Soap RecipeQuestions About This Cold Process Soap Recipe

We hope that you had fun creating the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap Recipe. If you have any questions about this cold process soap recipe, then you can reach out to us. As always, you can contact us over the phone on our HUG line, in the NG store, and on social media. First, we are available on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to reach us on Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these social media platforms to ask us questions about this boozy soap recipe, but you can share your own homemade soap ideas, too!