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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!

Jul
20

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe


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Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap RecipeOrange 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!

 

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Blood Orange Fragrance OilOrange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Blood Orange Fragrance Oil

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

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment You Need

  • Scale
  • Distilled Water
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Spatula
  • Stick Blender
  • Mini Lemon/Lime Mold (flexiblemolds.com)
  • Sugar
  • Rubbing Alcohol ( in a spray bottle)
  • Vinegar

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 EmbedsOrange 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 colorOrange 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 EmbedsOrange 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 EmbedsOrange 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 OilsOrange 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 ColorsOrange 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 OilOrange 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 BatterOrange 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 BatterOrange 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 BatterOrange 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 ColorsOrange 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 SoapOrange 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 SoapOrange 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!

 

Oct
12

Tommie Fragrance Oil


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Tommie Fragrance OilTommie Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Tommie Fragrance Oil is a fresh scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is a delightful combination of ozone and rose aromas with citrus scents, spice scents, and musk scents that great a fragrance oil that is perfect for that creation of cold process soaps, lotions, scented candles, perfumes, and many other homemade products that you would like use a touch of a delightfully fresh scent.

What Does Tommie Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a fresh citrus bouquet of mandarin, lemon and bergamot; enhanced by nutmeg and clove with a heart of rose and ozone on a strong background of musks and woods.

How Do Our Customers Use Tommie Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Our customers that enjoy creating our own bath and body products can use this fresh fragrance oil. Bath oils, bath gels, lotions, perfumes, bath teas, bath bombs, and related bath and body products can be scented with 5% of this scent overall.  We have found Tommie fragrance oil allows us to create strongly scented bath and body products.  I highly recommend it using one of our unscented bases.

Our Tommie Fragrance Oil will perform extremely well in making cold process soap at home, as shown by our Cold Process Soap Testing Results. A soap recipe that includes this fragrance can utilize up to 5%. It will have no separation, no acceleration, and no ricing. The final soaping result will have a good scent in the bars of soap. Also, the fragrance will not result in any kind of discoloration. Although we recommend that bath and body creations that use this fragrance oil should have no color added, you can use any shade of liquid soap dye. If you would like to choose a different method of adding color,then make sure you know that candle dyes are not body safe and shouldn’t be included in bath and body creations.

How Do Our Customers Use Tommie Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

Customers who like creating diy room scents can include Tommie fragrance oil in their recipes.  Both homemade potpourri recipes and homemade incense can use up to 50% of this aroma. Any homemade cleaners can use up to 5% of this delightful fragrance oil. Sachet beads, also known as aroma beads can successfully include this fragrance oil.  Aroma beads can typically absorb about 30% fragrance oil.

Furthermore, scented candles and fragrant wax melts can be scented with up to 10% of this fragrance oil. Both Joy Wax candle making and Wow Wax products can each be made perfectly with this fragrance oil. Pure soy candles and soy candle melts can both be made with this fragrance and will retain a strong scent. Although we suggest that candles scented with this fragrance oil should have no colorants added to the product, you can either use any shade of preferred amount of liquid candle dye or any shade and amount of color block. If you would like to color your scented candles with crayons, then know that this coloring method is likely to clog your candle wick.

We hope that you enjoy this sweet, spice, floral, and musk combination aroma in your homemade products.

Sep
28

Sun Your Buns Fragrance Oil


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Sun Your Buns Fragrance OilSun Your Buns Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Sun Your Buns Fragrance Oil is a sweet and fruity scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is a delightful combination of delicious fruit scents of bananas, pineapple, and peaches with a blend of coconut milk and vanilla scents that together create a perfect tropical fragrance oil for adding a summertime beach scent to your own homemade products. Take your senses on a tropical vacation with this beachy fragrance oil.

What Does Sun Your Buns Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a twist on a tropical treat.  Bananas with tangy pineapple, juicy peaches and sweet coconut milk infused with vanilla.  An NG Original Scent! 

How Do Our Customers Use Sun Your Buns Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Our customers can include this fruity summer fragrance oil in their own bath and body products. Bath oils, bath gels, various soaps, lotions, bath teas, perfumes, bath bombs, and other related products can include this fragrance at a concentration of up to 5%. When adding color to your bath and body products using this summertime fragrance oil, we would suggest yellow. You can use yellow liquid soap colorant in an amount that you would prefer for this aroma. Whether you follow our coloring suggestion or decide on a different method for coloring, you just should make sure to avoid including any candle dyes in them as they aren’t body safe.

Further, this tropical fragrance oil can be used to create cold process soap at home. Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have shown that this delicious fruit blend aroma is great for method of soaping. A batch of soap that includes this fragrance will have no acceleration, no separation, and no ricing. The final products of this method will have a very strong scent in soap and the bars will have a dark caramel color for soap.

How Do Our Customers Use Sun Your Buns Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

Homemade room scenting products can be scented with this tropical and fruity fragrance oil. Potpourri and incense products will all scent a room effectively with no more than 50% of this sweet summer fragrance. Also, homemade cleaning products can be created with a maximum concentration of 5% of this aroma. Additionally, aroma beads can be perfectly made with this fragrance oil.

Moreover, candles that are made of either vegetable waxes or paraffin wax can include up to  10% of this beach fragrance oil. Joy wax and WOW wax will each perform perfectly for this scent. Also, this fragrance oil can be used in making soy candles at home that are strong. If you want to put some variety for coloring your candle, wax tarts, and other various kinds of room scenting products, then we would recommend that you use either two drops of yellow liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax or a small amount of a shredded yellow color block. Remember that crayons shouldn’t be included in your candle products due to their ability in clogging your candle wicks.

We hope that you enjoy this delightful and fun fragrance oil in your creations!

Sep
08

Sweet Grass Fragrance Oil


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Sweet Grass Fragrance OilSweet Grass Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Sweet Grass Fragrance Oil is a fresh, sweet grass scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is an outdoorsy blend of fresh ozone and sweet grass with notes of clover and wisteria. This delightful and refreshing fragrance oil is one that our customers have found to be a great scent for products such as cold process soap, wax tarts, melt and pour soaps, and many more scented homemade products.

What Does Sweet Grass Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the ozony aroma of fresh cut grass, clover, with a hint of wisteria.

How Do Our Customers Use Sweet Grass Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

All kinds of room scenting products can be created with this fresh outdoors fragrance oil. Both potpourri and incense can include up to 50% of this aroma. Homemade cleaning products recipes can be scented with a concentration of no more than 5% of this fragrance oil. Aroma beads can be created perfectly with this grassy fragrance oil.

Further, wax based room scenting creations that are made of either vegetable waxes or paraffin wax can be made with 10% Sweet Grass Fragrance Oil. Both Joy Wax and WOW Wax will perform perfectly for this fragrance oil. Also, you can make strongly scented soy candles with this sweet aroma. If you would like to add color to your various candle creations, then we would recommend that you add two drops of green liquid candle dye along with two drops of yellow liquid candle dye. Alternatively, shred small bit of green and yellow color blocks in the melted wax. Just remember that crayons shouldn’t be included in your candle products due to their ability in clogging your candle wicks.

How Do Our Customers Use Sweet Grass Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Our customers can create their very own bath and body creations with this sweet grass fragrance oil. Bath oils, bath gels, scented and bath fizzies can be scented with up to 5% Sweetgrass Fragrance Oil.  Other products like lotions, body butters, perfumes, and all related kinds of products can also utilize 5% of this aroma.

Moreover, this fragrance oil can incorporated with your cold process soap supplies. Further, our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have revealed that this scent is absolutely perfect for soap making! Soap batches that include this sweet scent will have no acceleration, no separation, and no ricing. The final product will have a strong scent in soap. Also, the bars will not have any discoloration caused by this fragrance oil. If you want to color your bath and body creations, we recommend green and yellow soap colorants in the amounts you enjoy most. 

Sweet Grass Fragrance Oil CP Soap RecipeIf you’ve been looking for some easy homemade soap recipes, then you may want to to try out our Sweet Wheatgrass Cold Process Soap Recipe! Whether you create this product or you simply enjoy this fragrance oil, we hope that you thoroughly enjoy this scent.

 

Aug
29

Sunflower Type Fragrance Oil


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Sunflower Type Fragrance OilSunflower Type Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Sunflower Type Fragrance Oil is a feminine scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is a combination of fresh water with floral scent elements that create a perfect summer time fragrance oil. The beautiful flower is loved by so many. There is even a National Sunflower Association dedicated to the sunflower.  Sunflower Type Fragrance Oil is just as lovely as the flower.  This fragrance oil is a great scent for all kinds of homemade creations, including our own melt and pour soap recipe that guides you through the creation of soap sunflowers!

What Does Sunflower Type Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is classified as a refined, water fragrance. This feminine scent possesses a blend of fruity, fresh florals.

How Do Our Customers Use Sunflower Type Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Our customers can include this feminine fragrance oil in their own bath and body recipes. Bath oils, homemade shower gels, lotions, bath teas, perfumes, bath bombs, and other similar products can include no more than 5% of this scent. Also, homemade cleaning products recipes can be created with a maximum of 5% of this fragrance oil.

Also, this floral fragrance oil can be used to make cold process soap at home. For instance, Cold Process Soap Testing Results have found this fragrance oil to be perfect for this method of making homemade soaps. A batch of soap that includes this fresh scent will have no acceleration, no separation, and no ricing. The final product will have a very strong scent in soap. In addition, the bars will not have any discoloration due to this fragrance. If you want to color your bath and body products that include this female fragrance oil, then we would suggest that you use some yellow liquid soap colorant in an amount that you would enjoy for this aroma.

How Do Our Customers Use Sunflower Type Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

Homemade room scenting recipes can use this summer time fragrance oil. Handmade potpourri and incense recipes can each use up to 50% of this floral scent. Aroma bead recipes such as organza bag air fresheners can be created perfectly with the use of this scent. You can also create beautifully scented smelly jelly air freshener jars that your customer are sure to love.

Further, wax room scenting creations that are made of either vegetable waxes or paraffin wax can include up to 10% of this fragrance oil. Joy wax and wow wax will perform perfectly for this scent. Also, this fragrance oil can be used in making soy candles at home that are strong. When you are making wax melts we suggest using our Pillar of Bliss Wax.  When you use Sunflower Type Fragrance Oil with this wax you can make strongly scented wax tarts. If you color your candles or wax tart recipes we would recommend coloring them yellow. If you prefer using color blocks, a small amount of a shredded yellow color block will work perfectly.  Alternatively, you can use six drops of Spectrum Yellow Liquid Candle Dye per four pounds of wax.

Sunflower Type Fragrance Oil MP Soap Recipe

If you enjoy this fragrance oil and sunflowers alike, then our Potted Sunflower Soap Recipe may be something that you would like to create! This is a melt and pour soap project that includes this delightful aroma in a perfect and appropriate way.

 

Jul
10

Torrential Rains Fragrance Oil


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Torrential Rains Fragrance OilTorrential Rains Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Torrential Rains Fragrance Oil is a fresh scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is a fruity and floral blend with earthy scents and woodsy scents that creates a fragrance oil that is perfect for adding a touch of freshness to all sorts of homemade products. Many of our customers have found this aroma to be relaxing, clean, refreshing, and a true rain scent that all of our reviewers seem to love!

What Does Torrential Rains Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden has Down-to-earth freshness.  Torrential rains fragrance begins with top notes of bergamot, clementine, and grapefruit; followed by middle notes of jasmine and rose;  well-rounded with base notes of patchouli, sandalwood, and oakmoss. An NG Original Fragrance!

How Do Our Customers Use Torrential Rains Fragrance Oil?

Homemade bath and body products can be scented with this refreshing fragrance oil. Products like bath oils, bath gels, lotions, perfumes, bath teas, bath bombs, and related products can be created with up to 5% of this original aroma. Additionally, cold process soap recipes, hp soap, or melt and pour soap can be made with this fresh, clean fragrance oil. Handmade soap recipes can include up to 5% fragrance oil. Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have shown us that this scent will be great for creating this product. A batch of soap that uses this scent will have no separation. While the scent will accelerate trace, soaping at room temperature will help reduce some of this acceleration caused by the scent. Further, this fragrance oil will cause ricing, but it will stick blend if your continue to mix. The final result will have a strong scent in the soap and the fragrance will have a discoloration of a lavender tan hue. If you want to add colorants to your bath and body products, then we would recommend that you should use teal liquid soap dye in your personal preferred amounts. These products can be colored differently as long as you don’t include candle dye.

Our customers that like to create room scenting products can include this earthy fragrance oil. Homemade potpourri recipes and diy incense sticks can incorporate a maximum of 50% for this fragrance oil. Also, natural homemade household cleaners can be scented with no more than 5% for this scent. Aroma bead products can use this fresh fragrance oil perfectly. Additionally, this fresh fragrance oil can be used to make strong scented candles and fragrant wax melts. As long as these products are made of either vegetable waxes or paraffin wax, then they can include up to 10% of this scent. Joy wax candle making and wow wax can each include this original fragrance oil perfectly. Pure soy candles can be made with this fragrance and will retain a nice, strong scent. Those who would like to color your various candle products can follow our suggestion of either three drops of teal liquid candle dye or a small amount of a shredded teal color block. Remember that crayons aren’t a good substitute for colorants as they are likely to clog your candle wick.