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Jun
18

Soap Making Ideas


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Soap Making IdeasSoap Making Ideas

Anyone that is looking for some fun soap making ideas should check out these Natures Garden soap making recipes! We have created soap using all kinds of different methods, which you can try out or modify to create your own unique recipes. Of course, we have ideas that you can use for cp soap, mp soap, and whipped soap. So no matter what kind of soap maker you are, there will be some soap recipes that you can find something that you can create.

Soap Making Ideas: Melt and Pour Soap Recipes

If you want to make soap without lye, then you can use one of our wholesale soap bases to create your own recipes. While these soaps still use quality ingredients and conditioning oils, you don’t have to make soap from scratch. But, you can still create soap recipes that are conditioning and unique! If you are interested in making mp soap, then check out some of our own recipes for inspiration!

Soap Making Ideas: Zebra Print Soap RecipeSoap Making Ideas: Zebra Print Soap Recipe

One fun idea that you can try for mp soap is our Zebra Print Soap Recipe. This animal print soap will have you tilt the mold to one side to create zig zag layers, which are made to look like a zebra pattern! Not only does this simple soap recipe use a fantastic design, but this mp soap recipe uses the Bite Me Fragrance Oil, which is a strong aroma of citrus and berry notes accented with green accents and sweet vanilla. So, you can use this soap recipe to create a melt and pour soap that has a fun design and a strong aroma.

Soap Making Ideas: Watermelon Soap RecipeSoap Making Ideas: Watermelon Soap Recipe

Another soap recipe that you can try out is the melt and pour watermelon soap recipe. Our Watermelon Soap Recipe uses a round loaf soap mold to create a curved soap that looks just like a slice of watermelon. Also, the recipe uses vegetable glycerin to create a watermelon rind layer that can bend to fit the mold. Further, this soap recipe uses our Pink Watermelon Fragrance Oil, which includes an aroma of fresh, crisp watermelon with a feminine twist! This means that you can use a scented soap recipe that looks just like a real slice of watermelon on a summer day!

Grapefruit Benefits: Natures Garden RecipesSoap Making Ideas: Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Another great soap recipe that you can try out is our Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap Recipe. This homemade soap recipe uses a piece of a loofah to add some exfoliating power to your cosmetic recipe. Also, this soap making recipe uses Grapefruit Mango Fragrance Oil, which has a refreshing, exotic aroma of grapefruit, mango, cucumber, honeydew melon, and a dry down of vanilla. So, you can make soap that cleanses the skin and has a lovely fragrance.

Soap Making Ideas: Lemon Squares Soap RecipeSoap Making Ideas: Lemon Squares Soap Recipe

The Lemon Squares Soap Recipe is another scrumptious soap making idea that you may want to try out! This adorable melt and pour soap recipe was made to look just like real, bit sized lemon squares. Not only does this craft recipe look like a yummy dessert, but it smells like one too! This is all thanks to our Lemon Squares Fragrance Oil, which is a mouth-watering aroma of the famous lemon square dessert we all love so much. So, you can use this soap idea to create some fun homemade soap!

Soap Making Ideas: Cold Process Soap Recipes

You can create homemade soap from scratch with our ideas for making cp soap. These batches of soap can be created to fit your needs, as you can change any cosmetic ingredients added to the soap. So, you really can get creative with these your soap making recipes. If you would like some soap ideas for your own soap making process, then take a look at our soap making recipes.

Soap Making Ideas: Cappuccino Coffee Cold Process Soap RecipeSoap Making Ideas: Cappuccino Coffee Cold Process Soap Recipe

Any coffee lovers should definitely check out the Cappuccino Coffee Cold Process Soap Recipe. This homemade soap recipe uses real coffee grounds to create a coffee scrub soap, as the grounds will lightly exfoliate your skin. Further, this coffee soap includes freshly brewed coffee along with the aroma of our Cappuccino Fragrance Oil. This blend of scents creates a fragrance that is deliciously true to real life. Finally, you can top this your finished soap with light colored soap for foam and real, whole coffee beans.

Soap Making Ideas: Raspberry CP Soap RecipeSoap Making Ideas: Raspberry CP Soap Recipe

Another cold process soap recipe that you can try out is our Raspberry CP Soap Recipe. This dessert soap recipe was created to look like a scrumptious bar of raspberry dessert bars. This delicious soap recipe uses a swirl of pink and white. Further, this cp soap is scented with a nice, strong aroma that has the true fresh raspberry scent of our Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil. So, you can use this soap recipe to create a scrumptious soap making recipe that will be sure to make your mouth water!

Soap Making Ideas: Wine Cold Process Soap RecipeSoap Making Ideas: Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe

If you would like to create a red wine soap recipe, then the Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe is perfect for you to create quality soap. This soap recipe uses real wine along with the aroma of Merlot Wine Fragrance Oil. This soap scent has velvety nuances of plums, apples, red raspberries and strawberries that blend with a light alcohol and spicy background. So, you can use this bath and body recipe to create a skin loving soap that you will nourish your skin and provide a lovely aroma!

Soap Making Ideas: Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap RecipeSoap Making Ideas: Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap Recipe

Our delicious Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap Recipe is another fantastic soap recipe that you can try out! This soap recipe looks ooey gooey like a scrumptious dessert with smothered in hot fudge. Further, this scrumptious soap recipe uses Hot Fudge Brownies Fragrance Oil to provide an aroma of freshly baked chocolate brownies smothered in hot fudge sauce. So, you can use this fun chocolate soap recipe to create your very own fun soap making creations.

Soap Making Ideas: Hot Process Soap Recipes

Another great kind of soap making method that you can use is hot process soap. Just like with creating cold process soap, you can use all of your favorite cosmetic ingredients to make your soap. But, this soap making recipe has a shorter cure time. So, these soap making recipes can be used much sooner! If you are interested in making hp soap, then check out some of our own recipes!

Soap Making Ideas: Beard Soap RecipeSoap Making Ideas: Beard Soap Recipe

One hot process soap that you can make is our Beard Soap Recipe. This soap making recipe uses conditioning oils that will perfectly nourish a beard as well as the skin beneath it. Further, this soap recipe includes Gurjan Balsam Essential Oil, which cares for the beard. So, you can use this soap recipe to create homemade soap that would be great for homemade beard care!

Soap Making Ideas: Game On HP Soap RecipeSoap Making Ideas: Game On HP Soap Recipe

Another great soap making recipe that you can make is the Game On HP Soap Recipe. This soap making recipe uses nourishing cosmetic oils that are perfect for creating hot process soap. Also, this soap recipe uses the Game On Fragrance Oil, which has a woodsy scent blending rich oak with sensual sandalwood and aromatic herbs. Plus, this soap recipe was made to look like a sports jersey. So, you can use this recipe to make homemade hp soap that is sporty and fun.

Soap Making Ideas: Heavy Duty Laundry Soap RecipeSoap Making Ideas: Heavy Duty Laundry Soap Recipe

Not only can you use the hot process soap making method to make bars of soap, but you can create your own laundry soap,too! If you are interested, then check out our Heavy Duty Laundry Soap Recipe. This super cleansing batch of soap is concentrated and perfect for cleaning clothes to the max! Plus, this soap includes the lovely aroma of NG Magnolia & Orange Blossom Type Fragrance Oil. This fragrance has a delicate, enticing aroma with notes of magnolia and African violets with sweet orange blossoms, apple slices, and red grapes. So, you can make a soap recipe that will get your clothes super clean with the bonus of a lovely aroma.

Soap Making Ideas: Whipped Soap Recipes

Also, you can included whipped soap base to make your homemade soap recipes. The whipped soap is perfect for adding topping to soap loaves as well as creating soap that looks like food. You can check out our soap making recipes to get even more ideas on how to use fluffy whipped soap in your own craft recipes. If you are interested in making whipped soap recipes, then check out some of our recipes!

Soap Making Ideas: Pistachio Melt and Pour Soap RecipeSoap Making Ideas: Pistachio Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

You can use whipped soap to create fun dessert soap recipes that look almost just like the real thing! Our Pistachio Melt and Pour Soap Recipe uses both mp and whipped soap to create soap that looks like a slice of pistachio pudding cake. Not only does this homemade soap look like a tasty dessert, but this soap smells like the dessert, too. This Pistachio Pudding Cake Fragrance Oil uses an aroma of pistachio nuts, almond, honey, heliotrope, and rich, creamy vanilla custard. In this case, you can use the whipped soap to add the fluffy, cool whip topping to the dessert recipe.

Soap Making Ideas: Macaroon Melt and Pour Soap RecipeSoap Making Ideas: Macaroon Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Also, you can use whipped soap to create the scrumptious Macaroon Melt and Pour Soap Recipe. This lovely soap recipe uses bright colors of mp soap cookies with whipped soap filling. Plus, this soap recipe uses the scrumptious cookie aroma of our Almond Macaroon Fragrance Oil, which has notes of fresh orange, warm cookie, toasted nut, and sweet vanilla bean. So, you can create delicious cookies out of melt and pour soap that look just like the real thing!

Soap Making Ideas: Rainbow MP Soap RecipeSoap Making Ideas: Rainbow MP Soap Recipe

The Rainbow MP Soap Recipe has another great idea that you can use for your whipped soap base. This soap making recipe uses a variety of soap colorants in mp soap to create a rainbow. Further, this homemade soap uses the whipped soap to create fluffy white clouds between the rainbows. Plus,this fun soap recipe uses the Angel Wings Fragrance Oil, which has a wonderfully soft aroma of new born baby and creamy vanilla custard. So, you can create a majestic  rainbow soap recipe with a lovely and light aroma.

Soap Making Ideas: Inspiring Desserts for Soap

If you are still looking for even more fun soap making ideas, then you may be interested in checking out some pretty dessert recipes. Often, we take our own inspiration from looking at gorgeous desserts in real life. So, you can try to check out the article on 51 Beautiful Holiday Desserts from Cooking Light. These beautiful dessert recipes are perfect for inspiring you to create your own pretty homemade soap recipe.

Soap Making Ideas: Reach Out to UsSoap Making Ideas: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you found some fun soap making recipes that you will enjoy creating! You can check out even more of our soap recipes from our Free Classes and Recipes. If you have any questions about any of these soap making recipes, then feel free to reach out to us for answers. You can find us on the phone, in the store, and online. Another way that you can find us online is through one of our social media platforms. First, you can find us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to find us on Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these social platforms to reach out to us, but you can share your favorite soap making recipes. So, we hope that you have enjoyed these soaping recipes and that we hear from you sometime very soon!

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!