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Nov
20

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe


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Christmas Confetti Soap RecipeChristmas Confetti Soap Recipe

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe is a new fragrance fun recipe from Natures Garden Soap Making Supplies.  This layered soap recipe uses our Fruitcake Fragrance Oil and is just in time for Christmas.  If you are looking for a real fruitcake to eat try this recipe, but if you love the scent but not the actual cake, try our Christmas Confetti Soap.  Learn how to make this layered confetti soap using our simple to use melt and pour soap bases and FUN Soap Colorants.

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap Base
Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Fruitcake Fragrance Oil
Square Loaf Mold
Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant
Whipped Soap Base
Vegetable Glycerin
8 ounce Clear PET Bullet Bottle
White 24/410 Fine Mist Sprayer

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Equipment You Will Need

Cutting Board
Scale
Microwave safe glass containers
Large Knife
Microwave
Hand Held Mixer
Spatula
Wax Paper
Rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle


Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: 
Green Soap Recipe Weights

415 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
17 grams Fruitcake Fragrance Oil
17 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
10 drops Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
2 drops Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Red Soap Recipe Weights

415 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
17 grams Fruitcake Fragrance Oil
17 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
9 drops Fun Soap Colorant Tomato Red

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: White Soap Recipe Weights

570 grams Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap
28 grams Fruitcake Fragrance Oil
28 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Whipped Topping Recipe Weights

150 grams Whipped Soap Base
150 grams Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap
17 grams Vegetable Glycerin
18 grams Fruitcake Fragrance Oil
18 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Green Soap 

We will begin by preparing the green soap. A small amount of the green soap will be used for the confetti portion of the soap. The remaining green soap will be used in the loaf portion of the soap.

First, you will need a dish that is safe for the microwave. In this dish, weigh out 415 grams of Natures Garden’s Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  Now, melt the clear mp soap base in your microwave. You will want to melt in 30-second bursts, stirring occasionally.  Continue to melt the soap until all the melt and pour soap is in a melted state.  While you are waiting for the soap to melt, lay out a piece of wax paper.

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare your Green Soap

 

 

Next, we will be adding our soap colorant.  Now, add the 10 drops Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant and 2 drops Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant.  Stir well to completely incorporate the green colorant.  Once all of the soap is colored, add the 17 grams Fruitcake fragrance oil and 17 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Mix to blend the fragrance oil and vanilla white.

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare your Green Soap

 

Finally, pour about 130 grams of the green colored soap onto your sheet of wax paper.  Alternatively, you can use an extra mold to pour your thin layer like I did.  Spray this soap with rubbing alcohol to eliminate any air bubbles.  Allow this to setup.

 

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare your Green Soap

 

 

The remaining green soap will be used for the green portion of your loaf.  So, slowly pour the rest of the green soap into the mold. Then, spray the green soap with rubbing alcohol to release any air bubbles you see in your soap loaf. Next, just allow your soap to setup.

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare your Green Soap

 

 

Once the green soap that was poured on the wax paper has setup, we will begin cutting our confetti.  So, place your soap on a cutting board.  Then, begin cutting the soap into small squares.  Put the cut up soap in a small bowl and set it aside for now.  We will come back to it in just a bit.

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare the Red Soap

We will once again use a portion of the soap for the confetti and the rest will be used in the red layer of the soap loaf. So, cut and melt 415 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap in the same manner you prepared the green soap. Once again, while the soap is melting, lay out a piece of wax paper.

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare the Red Soap

 

Now, remove the soap from the microwave and add the 9 drops of tomato red soap colorant, 17 grams Fruitcake fragrance oil, and 17 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Stir your soap to completely incorporate the colorant and Fruitcake fragrance oil completely.  Then, pour about 130 grams of the melted red soap onto the wax paper.  Allow the soap that you poured on the wax paper to setup.  You can set the bowl of remaining red soap base aside, we will come back to it.

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Red ConfettiChristmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Red Confetti

Next, once the red confetti soap has setup, use a knife to cut the soap into very small confetti like squares.  Once you have cut them, you can place the red soap in the bowl with the green soap.  Then, go ahead and mix them together.  This will make adding it to your soap easier later.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare Your White Soap

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare Your White Soap

Once your green layer of soap has setup completely, you can prepare the white layer.  So, in a mixing bowl, melt 570 grams of Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap Base.  Then, add your Fruitcake fragrance oil and Vanilla White,  Finally, use a spoon to mix the soap.

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare Your White Soap

 

Now, spray your previous green soap layer with rubbing alcohol.  Next, pour the melted white soap directly on top of the green layer.  Then, while the white soap base is still in its melted state, drop half of the red and green confetti into the white soap layer.  Finally, spray the white layer with rubbing alcohol to release any air bubbles that have formed in the soap.  Allow the white layer to setup before moving on.

 

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Pour Your Red Soap LayerChristmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Pour Your Red Soap Layer

Now we will melt the red soap layer.  Once the white layer has setup, you will need to remelt the red soap base you set aside earlier.  Remember, you want to melt the soap in 30 second bursts only until it is in a liquid state.  Be careful not to overheat the soap.

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Pour Your Red Soap Layer

 

Next, we will pour the top red layer. So, once again, spray the previous white soap layer with rubbing alcohol.  Then, pour the red soap directly on top of it.  Finally, spray the red soap with rubbing alcohol to release any air bubbles.  Allow the red soap layer to setup.

 

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Whipped Soap BaseChristmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Whipped Soap Base

Now, we will be preparing the whipped topping for our soap.  You will need to move rather quickly through the next few steps.  First, in a mixing bowl, weigh out the 150 grams of the Natures Garden whipped topping, 18 grams if the vanilla white, 18 grams of the Fruitcake fragrance oil, and 17 grams vegetable glycerin.  Use a hand mixer to bring the whipped soap base to a whipped frosting consistency.

 

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Whipped Soap Base

 

Next, simply place the 150 grams of your Natures Garden Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap in a mixing bowl.  Then use your microwave to melt the soap base.  Melt it to a liquid state, use caution not to overheat the soap.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once the soap is melted, pour it into the mixing bowl with the whipped soap and the vegetable glycerin.  Begin beating the mixture with a hand held mixer.  When the soap looks like whipped frosting, stop beating.

 

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Topping Your SoapChristmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Topping Your Soap

Next, we will begin topping our soap loaf.  So, using your spoon quickly scoop the soap frosting on top of the soap.  You want it to look like whipped cream on top of the soap.

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Topping Your Soap

 

When all of the soap has been covered with, you can begin adding the confetti.  You will use the remaining red and green confetti to top your whipped cream topping.

 

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Topping Your Soap

 

Finally, allow your soap to setup completely.  Once your soap has setup, you can use your mitre box and cutter to slice your soap.  Then, your Christmas Confetti Soap is ready to use.  We hope you love it and have had as much fun creating it as we did!

 

 

 

For even more fragrance fun check out these free candle, soap making, and cosmetic recipes.  Also, have you created something using our Fruitcake Fragrance Oil?  We would LOVE to see what you have created with it!  Post your pictures on our Facebook page!  You can also tag us on Instagram or Twitter @ngscents.

 

Jul
31

Castor Oil Recipes


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 CASTOR OilCastor Oil Recipes

This lovely oil has quite a few of beneficial qualities for the skin. This oil nourishes and moisturizes the skin beautifully. While many cosmetic oils are good for moisturizing, this oil is one that reaches down deep into the skin. In fact, as you can see below there are many benefits to using castor oil. So, Natures Garden has gathered the best castor oil recipes into one easy blog! These recipes vary from soap making recipes to lip balm recipes and many types of creative recipes in between. These bath and body products are sure to be great for your skin, so check out the recipes we have created with this oil.

Castor Oil Recipes Blackberry Sage Soap RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Blackberry Sage Soap Recipe

First, we have the luscious Blackberry Sage Soap Recipe. Not only does this soap include great oils, like castor oil, but this cp soap recipe is super cute! This moisturizing bar of soap uses an in the pot swirl to create this gorgeous white, green, and purple design. Plus, the bar is topped with a melt and pour blackberry that compliments the aroma of Blackberry Sage Fragrance Oil perfectly!

Castor Oil Recipes Lavender Sage Bath Bomb RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Lavender Sage Bath Bomb Recipe

Another amazing recipe that includes this nourishing oil is the Lavender Sage Bath Bomb Recipe. Also, this bath bomb recipe uses various herbs that are either calming aromas or softening for the skin. In addition to the lovely aroma of whole flowers, the Lavender Sage Fragrance Oil fills the bathroom with the unique scent of French Lavender, lime, sage, and fern leaves; followed by middle notes of dill, pepper, moss, and ginger; and well rounded with base notes of pine, musk, and patchouli. All together, this is a pretty great bath product!

Castor Oil Recipes Bastille Cold Process Soap RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Bastille Cold Process Soap Recipe

Also, you can create the very conditioning Bastille Cold Process Soap Recipe. Not only is this recipe moisturizing, but it is simple to create. Just whip up the soap batter, add The Fastlane Fragrance Oil, and pour the soap into your mold. Further, the soap has a strong, masculine scent that possesses a blend of lavender, citrus, spicy berries and sandalwood. If you are looking for masculine soap recipes, then this is for you!

Castor Oil Recipes St Pattys Day Cold Process Soap RecipeCastor Oil Recipes St Pattys Day Cold Process Soap Recipe

The St Pattys Day Cold Process Soap Recipe is a great soap-making recipe that is moisturizing and super cool! This soap is both nourishing for the skin and well scented. The aroma of this bar is the fresh and clean English Ivy Fragrance Oil, which is very strong in cp soap. Plus, this soap has a green swirled design with a golden mica swirl shimmer of 24K Gold Pigment that is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!

Castor Oil Recipes Natural Salve RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Natural Salve Recipe

Another great idea for incorporating this conditioning oil into skin care is the Natural Salve Recipe. This is a perfect way to moisturize your skin and leave your skin feeling healthy. Plus, this salve uses the refreshing and herbal Rosemary Mint Type Fragrance Oil, that is cool peppermint and spearmint leaves, makes for a very awakening combination of herbs and mint.

Castor Oil Recipes Lime Cupcake CP Soap RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Lime Cupcake CP Soap Recipe

Next, check out a super cute and creative soap recipe. Our Lime Cupcake CP Soap Recipe combines the best of melt and pour soap and cold process soap. The base of this soap cupcake uses luscious butters and oils to create quality cp soap. The top uses perfectly piped cold process soap that forms the frosting. Then, an embed lime is placed strategically on top. Plus, these cute soaps are scented with the delicious citrus Agave Lime Fragrance Oil. So, those looking for an amazing soap with a creative twist may enjoy creating these three bars of soap.

Castor Oil Recipes Calendula Swirl Soap RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Calendula Swirl Soap Recipe

The Calendula Swirl Soap Recipe is a perfect and gorgeous batch of soap! The orange and yellow hues that are swirled perfectly are an amazing match for the fresh, whole Calendula flowers. Plus, this beautiful bar of soap uses Aromatherapy Energizing Fragrance Oil, which is an uplifting blend of fresh airy notes combined with lemon, garden peppermint, spearmint, and wintergreen; balanced with floral notes of gardenia, jasmine, and rose.

Castor Oil Recipes Sinus Relief Bath Bomb RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Sinus Relief Bath Bomb Recipe

Plus, you can create a great bath bomb with the Sinus Relief Bath Bomb Recipe. This recipe utilizes strong, cleansing scents that are designed to clear out your sinuses. This recipe uses both real mint herbs and the Sinus Relief Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil smells similar to the aroma of Vicks VapoRub with a cool, crisp blend of camphor, eucalyptus, and mint scent. Plus, this bath bomb includs castor oil to nourish the skin, too. Not only is this recipe great for your body, but the bath bomb itself is pretty cute!

Castor Oil Recipes Game On HP Soap RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Game On HP Soap Recipe

Also, the Game On HP Soap Recipe is a fun soap recipe that would make some great bars of handmade soap! This bar contains moisturizing butters and oils just like any quality soap made from scratch. Plus, this soap uses the masculine Game On Fragrance Oil. But, this is a hot process soap batch. This means that you are heating the soap before it goes into the mold. Therefore, you won’t have to wait as long for curing.

Castor Oil Recipes Natural Facial Night Cream RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Natural Facial Night Cream Recipe

The Natural Facial Night Cream Recipe is an amazing home recipe for your face. This recipe uses a variety of natural oils and a Calendula flower infusion that are great for skin care. For example, Castor Oil is a deep conditioning moisturizer that has been known to reduce wrinkles after a few uses. Plus, this recipe is sensitive enough to care for your more sensitive skin. So, you can trust this lotion on your face to restore moisture, increase health, and reduce wrinkles.

Castor Oil Recipes Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process Soap RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process Soap Recipe

The Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process Soap Recipe is a fun soap recipe that is great for skin care. These oils combined with the In-the-Pot Swirl makes for an awesome soap batch. Not only does this soap recipe use a fun design, but it smells great, too. This soap uses the Blueberry Cheesecake Fragrance Oil, which has the scent of sweet, yummy decadence. It starts with Tahitian vanilla, rich creamy butter and ripe blueberries atop a crumbly graham cracker crust.

Castor Oil Recipes Beard Soap RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Beard Soap Recipe

Next, we have a bar of soap from scratch that is quicker to finish. Since this batch is created using a crockpot, the soap will finish curing sooner than cp soap. While you still use lye and a variety of butters and oils, you heat the soap before moving it into the molds. This way the lye reacts faster and you can use your soap quicker! Not only is this a crockpot soap recipe, but this bar was specifically formulated for beard care! This bar will soften the hair as it cleans your beard and leaves a nice scent. This scent is from the manly aroma of pure, all natural Gurjun Balsam Essential Oil.

Castor Oil Recipes Beard Balm RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Beard Balm Recipe

Additionally, we created the Beard Balm Recipe to pair perfectly with our beard soap bars! After you wash up with the beard soap and dry your home grown masterpiece, you can work this balm in to provide some amazing qualities. This hair product will make your facial hair softer, thicker, and all around healthier. Every single oil and butter in this balm was selected to help your beard in one way or another. All together this blend of nourishing oils and butters is perfect for beard care.

Castor Oil Recipes Caramel Custard Cold Process Soap RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Caramel Custard Cold Process Soap Recipe

Also, you can create our Caramel Custard Cold Process Soap Recipe with the luscious Castor Oil. This soap recipe includes a variety of nourishing butters and oils, as well as real milk! This is great for skin and is perfect for repairing and soothing damaged skin. Plus, bars of soap from this recipe include the scrumptious Caramel Custard Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil is a mouth-watering combination of Caramel, Maple Leaf, French Vanilla, Rum, Caramel Creme, Brown Sugar, Heavy Cream, Caramelized Sugar, and Vanilla Extract. So, this recipe creates some amazing scented soap!

Castor Oil Recipes Silky Lip Butter RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Silky Lip Butter Recipe

Instead, you could create the nourishing Silky Lip Butter Recipe. This homemade lip care product is perfect for treating dry, cracked lips with its various butters and oils. These combined ingredients will restore your lips and protect them from drying out. Not only is this recipe great for moisturizing, but it tastes good. This lip balm uses the Tropical Paradise Flavoring, which tastes exotic, fruity, and delicious. This flavor is because the aroma is of exotic tropical fruits, which includes coconut, pineapple, goji berries, dragon fruit, star fruit, papaya, mango, and kumquat.

Castor Oil Recipes Carrot Cold Process Soap RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Carrot Cold Process Soap Recipe

Another unique cold process soap recipe that you can create with moisturizing oils, like Castor Oil, is the Carrot Cold Process Soap Recipe. These oils keep your skin nourished, which will keep them soft and moisturized. Plus, these bars are scented with the delicious Frosted Pumpkin Type Fragrance Oil. This scent is a famous duplication that begins with fresh top notes of citrusy lemon, leading to middle notes of creamy pumpkin and hints of nutmeg and ginger; sitting on base notes of maple sugar and vanilla frosting. Furthermore, this soap uses real carrots, which helps to nourish the skin. Plus, this creates an authentic batch of carrot cp soap.

Castor Oil Recipes Peeps Cold Process Soap RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe

This next soap making recipe is absolutely adorable! The Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe uses bright colors for a pretty soap design and super cute peeps shaped soap to create a batch that is irresistibly cute! Plus, the pretty swirled portion is made from scratch with ingredients that are great for your skin.  Not only is this soap pretty and moisturizing, but it smells great! This soap uses the sweet Yummy Gummy Fragrance Oil, which is a childhood favorite for many with the essence of chewy gummy candy bursting with fruity goodness.

Castor Oil Recipes Mothers Day Bath Bomb RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Mothers Day Bath Bomb Recipe

Also, you can create our Mothers Day Bath Bomb Recipe! This bath bomb was created to look just like a flower. Plus, this recipe uses real Calendula Flowers. Further, the bath bomb includes our refreshing, flowery Happy & Free Fragrance Oil.  This feminine scent possesses a blend of floral jasmine, lily of the valley, carnation.

Castor Oil Recipes Beginners Cold Process Soap RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Beginners Cold Process Soap Recipe

Also, you can create a very simple soap recipe with this luscious oil! Obviously, the Beginners Cold Process Soap Recipe was created to be simple enough for an inexperienced soaper. This recipe is especially great for a soap to use for their first batch. Not only is this recipe super simple to create, but it is great for your skin. Plus, this soap uses the refreshing and intriguing Rain Barrel Fragrance Oil.

Castor Oil Recipes Cotton Candy Bath Bomb RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Cotton Candy Bath Bomb Recipe

Also, you can use Castor Oil to create a more moisturizing Cotton Candy Bath Bomb Recipe! This bath bomb recipe is fun, fizzy, and cute. The cute pink and blue colors blend perfectly like cotton candy, which pairs perfectly with the aroma. This bath product uses the sweet Cotton Candy Fragrance Oil

Castor Oil Recipes Column Swirl Cold Process Soap RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Column Swirl Cold Process Soap Recipe

The Column Swirl Cold Process Soap Recipe is another great soap recipe that you can create with Castor Oil. This cold process soap recipe is amazing for the skin, like many homemade soaps. Also, this soap is scented with the NG Magnolia & Orange Blossom Type Fragrance Oil, which is a delightful, spa floral scent. Further, this soap creates a fun design with a column swirl.

Castor Oil Recipes Awapuhi Seaberry Cold Process Soap RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Awapuhi Seaberry Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next, we have the Awapuhi Seaberry Cold Process Soap Recipe. This soap recipe is a gorgeous blend of blues and cream colors, which is reminiscent of waves and seafoam. This appearance goes well with the tropical marine notes of Awapuhi Seaberry Fragrance Oil.

Castor Oil Recipes Herbal Soap RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Herbal Soap Recipe

The lovely Herbal Soap Recipe is another option for those hoping to utilize some Castor Oil soap benefits. This soap uses this oil as well as other skin nourishing ingredients. Plus, this soap bar uses real Chamomile Flowers and the lovely Dandelion Pear Fragrance Oil.

Castor Oil Recipes Mistletoe Cold Process Soap RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Mistletoe Cold Process Soap Recipe

Also, you can check out a perfect holiday batch of soap. The Mistletoe Cold Process Soap Recipe is perfect for Christmas time. This batch both uses the cheerful Mistletoe & Ivy Fragrance Oil and has a perfect mistletoe design on the top of the loaf. This recipe is perfect for creating decorative Christmas soaps!

Castor Oil Recipes Frankincense and Myrrh Soap RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Frankincense and Myrrh Soap Recipe

Another great Christmas scented soap idea is the Frankincense and Myrrh Soap Recipe. This recipe was inspired by the three gifts that the wise men brought to baby Jesus. Further, this soap includes the realistic Frankincense & Myrrh Fragrance Oil.

 

Castor Oil Recipes Pooch Smooch Solid Shampoo Bar RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Pooch Smooch Solid Shampoo Bar Recipe

Finally, we have the Pooch Smooch Solid Shampoo Bar Recipe! This is perfect homemade dog shampoo recipe. This shampoo is made with Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap and uses the Pooch Smooch Fragrance Oil! So, your dog will be clean and smell fresh!

 

 

Before you go, meet my new doggie! This little guy’s name is Jax and he’s a Shih Tzu puppy. He is very active and loves to play. But, this means he is always getting into something and getting dirty. So, this homemade soap definitely came in handy! Plus, he smelled so good! This dog shampoo bar is definitely Jax approved!

Nov
21

Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe


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Mistletoe-CP-Soap-RecipeMistletoe CP Soap Recipe

Our next cold process soap recipe will show you how to create mistletoe inspired soap.  We have made a Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe using Natures Garden Mistletoe and Ivy Fragrance Oil.  I mean who doesn’t like getting caught under the mistletoe.  With the holidays right around the corner, we thought it would be a fun addition to our free craft recipes.  Before we get started, make sure you have reviewed our Cold Process Soap 101 class and our Soap Making Safety class if you have not made cp soap before.

Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe Ingredients from Natures GardenMistletoe CP Soap Recipe Ingredients from Natures Garden

Lye
COCONUT Oil-76
GRAPESEED Oil- 16 oz.
APRICOT KERNEL Oil- 16 oz.
MANGO BUTTER
CASTOR Oil- 16 oz.
FRACTIONATED COCONUT Oil
FUN Soap Colorant Lime Green
FUN Soap Colorant Tomato Red
Mistletoe and Ivy Fragrance Oil

FUN Soap Colorant Kelly Green
Cutter for Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
Safety GLOVES for Soap Making- 1 pair
Square Loaf Mold
Safety MASK for Soap Making- 2 count

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Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe Other Ingredients and Things Needed

Scale
Water
Mixing Bowls
Spatula
Stick Blender
Decorating Bottle

Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe Preparing the Lye Solution and OilsMistletoe CP Soap Recipe Prepare Your Lye Solution

Weigh out 517 grams of distilled water.  Slowly add 199 grams of lye.  Stir until the lye is dissolved.  Allow your lye to cool to room temperature.  While you are waiting for your lye to cool, weigh out and melt your oils.

Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe Prepare Your Oils

You will need 136 grams apricot oil, 109 grams coconut oil 76, 299 grams grapeseed oil, 476 grams mango butter, 109 castor oil, and 231 grams fractionated coconut oil.  Allow the oils to cool to room temperature.  While you are waiting for the temperatures to come down prepare your colorants.

Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe Prepare Your FUN Soap ColorantsMistletoe CP Soap Recipe Prepare Your FUN Soap Colorants

You will need three small bowls.  To one bowl add 10 grams Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant.  Add 12 grams Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant.  In the third bowl add 6 drops of the red Soap Colorant.  Also, get your square loaf mold out and ready.

 

Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe Mixing Oils and LyeMistletoe CP Soap Recipe Pouring the Soap

Once both your oils and lye solution get down to room temperature, add your oils to your lye water.  Stick blend to emulsify.  Then, add 84 grams of Mistletoe and Ivy Fragrance Oil.  Again, stick blend your batter to incorporate the Mistletoe and Ivy Fragrance Oil.

 

Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe Separating the BatterNext, divide your soap batter.  Pour 200 grams of your soap batter into each of the bowls containing green soap colorant.  Use the stick blender to mix the color into the soap.  For the red portion, you will only need about 15 grams of soap batter.  You will also need to mix the color in by hand.  Once colored, place the batter into a decorating bottle.

 

 

Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe Pouring the Green Soap
The uncolored portion of the soap batter can be poured into your mold at a light trace.  Now, begin with the darker green soap batter.  Pour a line of dark down the center of your mold. You want to pour it down the longer length of the mold.  Then, pour the lighter green right on top of the darker green.  Now pour another layer of each color using the same method.

 

 

Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe Swirling the LeavesMistletoe CP Soap Recipe Swirling the Leaves and Adding Berries

The green portion of the soap is meant to resemble leaves.  You will see the two green colors you poured will rest on the top of the loaf.  You will use your wooden skewer to swirl the two colors.  Place your skewer in one corner of the mold.  Then, move the skewer in an “S” motion until you get to the other side of the mold.

 

 

Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe Adding BerriesFinally,  we will be using the red soap batter to place dots resembling berries.  Using the decorating bottle filled with the red batter add dots to the top of the soap.  You will want to place them either on top of the green soap, or close to them.  Also, keep in mind you will be slicing your loaf.  You may want to pay attention to where you place them.  This way you aren’t slicing right through the middle of a bundle of berries.

Once your soap has set up, after about 24 hours, remove the mistletoe soap from the mold.  Lastly, once it is firm enough, slice it.  Of course, you will want to let it cure before using it.