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Nov
21

Reindeer Poo Cold Process Soap Recipe


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Reindeer Poo Cold Process Soap RecipeReindeer Poo Cold Process Soap Recipe

Today we are going to be talking about cold process soap making. This is a popular method of making  various creations of soap, so it is good to know all about it! If you have never experimented with cold process soap before, there is a lot to learn about. This particular CP soap recipe uses the very popular Natures Garden scent Reindeer Poo fragrance oil, which gives a fun Christmas scent to your soap. This is a great fragrance to use around Christmas because it a blend of eucalyptus and pine. Let’s get started on making our Reindeer Poo Cold Process Soap Recipe!

Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Other Supplies That You Will Need:

Distilled Water
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Rubber Spatula
Scale
Stick Blender
Vinegar
Piping Bag
Decorating Tip for Piping Bag
Saran Wrap

Total Recipe Weights for Cold Process Soap:

344 grams Distilled Water
126 grams Lye
18 grams Sodium Lactate
(added to cooled lye solution)

136 grams Palm Oil
181 grams Mango Butter
226 grams Coconut Oil 76
181 grams Sunflower Oil
90 grams Castor Oil
90 grams Grapeseed Oil
45 grams Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil
45 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

Colorants for Green Soap:
4 grams FUN Soap Colorant Neon Green
2 grams FUN Soap Colorant Kelly Green

Colorant For White Soap:
7 grams Titanium Dioxide
Mixed with a small amount of soaping oils

Colorant For Red Soap:
4 grams FUN Soap Colorant Tomato Red

Before we get started, it is important that you always clean and sanitize your work area and all of the packaging materials you will be using. You do not want soap making supplies to mix together from past creations, and you want to be extra careful with everything when using lye. We would also suggest that you wear safety glasses, gloves, a face mask, and protective clothing.

You can check out our Basic CP Soap Making Class to become familiar with this process before hand. We would also advise that you read about our Soap Making Safety Class before attempting to make any cold process soap if you have not made it before. Taking the proper precautions when making soap is a must.

Cold Process Soap

Cold process soap is made from the chemical reaction that happens when you mix together water, oils, and lye. As you may have heard before, this type of soap has no element of heat added to it when forming all of your soap creations. This is the main difference between cold process soap and hot process soap. Since there is no heat added, the curing time is much longer than it would take for hot process soap to cure. One benefit of cold process soap recipes is that your overall finished product will look nicer and more pristine. It may take longer to have the soap completed and ready to use, but it is worth the wait for an awesome end result! This recipe will provide you with three pounds of soap. Before we move on to making the cold process soap, it is important that we understand what goes into it.

Soap Making SuppliesSoap Making Supplies: Some of the Ingredients We Will Be Using

Before we begin creating the reindeer poo cold process soap recipe, let’s take a closer look at some of the ingredients that we will be working with.

Reindeer Poo Fragrance OilReindeer Poo Fragrance Oil

This Christmas season, laugh, have fun, and embrace a good sense of humor.  When creating Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil, Natures Garden did just that!  This holiday fragrance will lift your spirits, and add a little magic to your life!  This scent starts with top notes of apples and pears. Then, those top notes are followed by middle notes of eucalyptus, pine, and geranium. Finally, it is balanced with bottom notes of patchouli, vanilla, and cedarwood. Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil is both a Natures Garden original and a best selling fragrance oil!

FUN Soap ColroantsFUN Soap Colorants

The FUN Soap Colorants from Natures Garden are perfect for soap making. These colorants are pigments dispersed in vegetable glycerin. They don’t morph in cp soap. They are great for soap making because they allow you to create beautiful vibrant colors that will hold up to the saponification process.

Sodium Hydroxide LyeSodium Hydroxide Lye
The first step in our recipe is to prepare the lye solution. Before doing so, I would like to get the chance to educate you about lye. Lye is used in all kinds of soap, and you can not make soap without it! Sodium Hydroxide is the chemical name for lye. Lye is a necessity for making soap because it is an emulsifier, while soap is an emulsion. Soap is made up of different butters, oils, and water. Using basic chemistry, we know that water and oil do not mix with each other. In order to get them to mix, we need to add an emulsifier to it. Lye allows the butters, oils, and water that are needed to create soap to combine together, which otherwise would not be possible without this chemical reaction. Another type of soap to make is melt and pour. This is made differently than cold process soap, and the main difference between them is that melt and pour soap has already previously undergone the chemical reaction with lye. Therefore, even though you are not working directly with lye, your soap base was still created using it. 

Preparing the Lye SolutionPreparing the Lye Solution

To prepare the lye solution, measure out 126 grams of Lye and 344 grams of distilled water. Slowly and in intervals, add the water to the lye solution. Never add water to Lye, as it can create a volcanic effect. With each interval, add a small amount of lye and stir slowly until it dissolves. Allow the Lye to completely dissolve and to cool to room temperature before moving on. At this point,
 add 18 grams of sodium lactate to your cooled lye solution. 

Preparing the Soaping OilsPreparing the Soaping Oils

Now, we can take the time to prepare the soaping oils that we will use in this recipe. Begin by weighing out 136 grams of Palm Oil, 226 grams of Coconut Oil 76, 181 grams of Sunflower Oil, 90 grams of Castor Oil, 90 grams of Grapeseed Oil, and 181 grams of Mango Butter. Melt all of these ingredients together in a bowl. After combining and melting all of these oils together, allow them to cool to room temperature just like with the lye solution. Once they are cooled down, we can move onto the next step.

Combining the Oils and LyeCombining the Soaping Oils and the Lye Solution

After both the lye solution and the soaping oils have completely cooled down to around 110 degrees Fahrenheit, combine them together into one bowl. Add the lye solution to the soaping oils. Using a stick blender, stir the two together and to create an emulsification. Next, incorporate the Natures Garden Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil along with the vanilla white color stabilizer. Use the stick blender once again to blend all ingredients together.

Blending the Colorant into the Soap BatterAdding the FUN Soap Colorants

For the next step, we are going to divide the soap batter we have just mixed into three bowls with portions that are all of equal size. We will be making a white soap, a green soap, and a red soap to mix for this recipe. To the first bowl, which will be our white soap, add 7 grams of titanium dioxide mixed with a small amount of your soaping oils. Use the stick blender again to mix together and leave that bowl alone for now. To the second bowl, just add 4 grams of the neon green colorant and 2 grams of the Kelly green FUN Soap Colorant, then stick blend. To the third and final bowl, add the tomato red FUN Soap Colorant colorant and stick blend as well so that the color is fully incorporated.

Incorporating the Batters TogetherIncorporating the Batters Together

Now, we are going to pull an empty bowl for the next part. Beginning with the red soap batter you have created, drop several “plops” into it in a clockwise motion. Keep dropping these in different sections around the bowl until all of the red soap batter has been used. You are going to repeat this same process with the green batter, by placing it in different areas around the bowl than you did for the red batter. Lastly, repeat this step for the white soap batter. Place a spatula into the bowl and move it around in a circular motion throughout the bowl to create swirls. Once you are happy with your swirls, allow the soap batter to thicken.

Putting Your Soap Batter Into a Piping BagPutting Your Soap Batter Into a Piping Bag

Once your soap batter has reached a thick consistency that is similar to frosting, put it into a piping bag that has a rounded tip. These are just like the bags and tips you would use when applying frosting or icing onto cupcakes and other baked goods. This method is necessary to create the “poo” shape we want and to form your final product. If you do not have a decorating bag, you can use a gallon sized Ziploc bag.  You will just need to cut the corner and place the decorating in that corner.

The Finished Product!Your Finished Product!

Using the piping bag filled with the swirled and colorful soap batter, pipe it out onto a silicone mat as if you were frosting cupcakes. This motion will create the poop shape that you want for this creation! Piping this out will bring together the scent of the Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil with a life like form of colorful reindeer poo!

Cleaning Up the Work Station

After you have finished with this Reindeer Poo Cold Process Soap recipe, it is time to clean the work station. We wanted to give you some tips here because you were working with lye and it is important to be safe with the clean up process, just as it was for every step before hand. When your project is all said and done, you will need to wash all of the materials you used like you normally would. However, there may be residue left over from un-reacted lye. Since vinegar is acidic, it will take care of and neutralize the un-reacted lye on these surfaces so that the next time your materials will be ready to go! Once you have wiped everything down well with the vinegar, it will be safe to wash the materials with soap and water.

We hope that you have learned a lot about this method of soap making and all of the proper precautions to take. We hope it was a lot of fun creating this Reindeer Poo Cold Process Soap recipe! If you would like to reach out to Natures Garden and show us this and other creations that you make, follow and share with us!

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Aug
02

10 Ways to Use Orange Peel


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10 Ways to Use Orange Peel10 Ways to Use Orange Peel

There are many different bath and body recipes that can gain benefits from using the orange peel powder herb. In fact, we at Natures Garden have 10 Ways to Use Orange Peel that will care for your skin. These wholesale cosmetic recipes are perfect for nourishing the body. Also, this scent will be useful for providing a refreshing orange scent. Further, this cosmetic herb has wonderful properties that will moisturize your skin and promote better healing of your skin. Not only can you use these properties to moisturize your skin, but you can use this herb to reduce signs of aging. So, these bath and body recipes can be used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Plus, you can use this cosmetic herb to help brighten and cleanse your skin. There are all kinds of reasons for you to include wonderful herbs wholesale in your bath and body recipes. So, check out this blog for various room scent, cosmetic, and soap making ideas.

10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Pistachio Melt and Pour Soap Recipe10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Pistachio Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

First, we have a wonderful melt and pour soap recipe that includes this cosmetic herb. Our Pistachio Melt and Pour Soap Recipe is a layered soap recipe that was made to create a scrumptious dessert soap recipe. The topping fluff and orange peel powder sprinkled on top. While the topping of pistachio pudding is often nuts, the orange peels look similar and are perfect for the skin. So, can have the same appearance with even more skin care benefits! Additionally, this homemade soap recipe uses a delicious scented oil. Of course, the yummy dessert scent that we used would be Pistachio Pudding Cake Fragrance Oil. This scented oil has a scrumptious aroma of pistachio and almonds. These scents are sweetened with honey, heliotrope, and rich, creamy vanilla custard. So, the wonderful ingredients of this herb soap are perfect for creating a recipe. This will leave you with a soap recipe that smells absolutely perfect and will nourish your skin.

10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Rustic Wax Melts Recipe10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Rustic Wax Melts Recipe

Also, you can use this cosmetic herb to help create some scrumptious room scent recipes. So, we created the wonderful Rustic Wax Melts Recipe with this whole orange peel herb. The orange peel herb has an aroma that is perfect for this fragrance. This wax recipe is scented with the aroma of our Christmas Wassail Fragrance Oil. This is a scrumptious blend of mulled apple cider with fresh pineapple and orange scents. Then, the spice scents or cinnamon and clove enhance the aroma. Further, this scented oil uses the aroma of even more herbs, which includes cloves, juniper berries, and cinnamon sticks to enhance the scent. Not only does this recipe smell fantastic, but the herbs look pretty, too. These wonderful herbs are perfect for creating a cute, herbal wax melt and these herbs look very cute. In fact, we think that these wax melts are reminiscent of a melted snowman!

10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Citrus Peel Salt Scrub Recipe10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Citrus Peel Salt Scrub Recipe

Plus, you can use this cosmetic herb powder to create a skin loving body scrub. We included the orange peel powder with our body scrub supplies to formulate the refreshing Citrus Peel Salt Scrub Recipe. This homemade scrub recipe uses luscious cosmetic oils and lovely citrus peel herbs to create a wonderful salt scrub recipe. Not only does this scrub recipe include skin loving oils and butters, but this refreshing scrub smells great, too. The Grapefruit Ruby Red Fragrance Oil has a true aroma of refreshing ruby red grapefruit that is bright and true to life. This scrub recipe is perfect for exfoliating dead skin, rejuvenating your skin, and providing a fresh, clean citrus scent.

10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Pampered Foot Scrub Recipe10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Pampered Foot Scrub Recipe

Further, you can use orange peel powder to create a wonderful bath and body recipe. This cosmetic herb is useful for rejuvenating and nourishing your skin. So, this cosmetic herb combined with other cosmetic ingredients to create a Pampered Foot Scrub Recipe. The benefits of the orange peel powder combine with nourishing aloe vera leaf powder to create a fantastic recipe. Plus, this foot scrub recipe uses poppy seeds to help exfoliate the skin and soften your feet. Further, this cosmetic recipe to includes nourishing oils and butters that will care for your skin. Plus, Tangerine Dreams Fragrance Oil has a refreshing citrus aroma of fresh tangerines with notes of vanilla and fresh scents of greenery. So, this recipe is perfect for creating a bright body scrub that will care for your skin and leave your skin soft and silky.

10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Orange Dreamsickle Bath Bomb Recipe10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Orange Dreamsickle Bath Bomb Recipe

Next, you can include this wonderful cosmetic herb in your bath bomb recipes. The Orange Dreamsickle Bath Bomb Recipe uses orange peel powder to add to the aroma and the skin loving properties of this herb. Not only does this dessert bath bomb have orange peel powder, but it includes the sweet, sugary scent of vanilla powder, too! Plus, this recipe includes sweet almond oil, which will further moisturize your skin as you soak. So, this bath bomb will smell scrumptious and nourish your skin. Not only is this cosmetic recipe scented with herbs, but this recipe uses the Dreamsickle Fragrance Oil. The sweet vanilla and fresh citrus herb blend combines perfectly with the scent of the refreshing orange popsicle aroma with creamy vanilla filling. You will love this gorgeous aroma in your tub as the oils and herbs care for your entire body.

10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Seaside Spa Scrub Recipe10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Seaside Spa Scrub Recipe

Additionally, you can use this cosmetic herb in even more bath and body recipes. You will absolutely love the properties of our Seaside Spa Scrub RecipeThe orange peel powder’s properties work alongside the benefits of the lemon peel powder, kelp powder, and spirulina powder. These wonderful herbs blend together to help create a spa quality bath and body creation. Further, this recipe includes dead sea salt to exfoliate the body and sweet almond oil to help moisturize the skin. Not only does this recipes care for the skin, but it includes the lovely aroma of the Seaside Fragrance Oil, too. This fragrant oil has a refreshing beach scent of rose and geranium floral scents and a wide blend of summer fruit scents. Finally, the scent has a touch of suntan lotion. So, this seaside recipe is sure to envelop your senses in the refreshing, true scent and skin loving properties.

10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe

Also, you can include this cosmetic herb in all kinds of homemade scrub recipes to nourish your skin. You will absolutely love the wonderful Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe for your skin, as it will leave you feeling smooth and soft. This emulsified sugar scrub uses three layers of cosmetic ingredients that include various nourishing oils and herbs that care for the skin. Further, this wonderful sugar scrub will use the lovely scent of our Pumpkin Walnut Biscotti Fragrance Oil. This lovely fragrance oil has notes of fresh Italian biscotti that blends with sweet, scrumptious scents of pumpkin, walnuts, and vanilla. This aroma blends perfectly with the scents of the cosmetic herbs that are included as a moisturizer, natural colorants, and herbal scent.

10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Fruit Frenzy Cold Process Soap Recipe10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Fruit Frenzy Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next, we used this cosmetic herb in combination with various cold process soap making supplies to create a lovely soap recipe. The Fruit Frenzy Cold Process Soap Recipe is a wonderful cp soap recipe that perfectly includes this fruity cosmetic herb as well as other various skin loving recipes. Of course, the lovely aroma of the orange peel herb blends perfectly with the scent of our Fresh Fruit Slices Fragrance Oil. So, this cosmetic herb enhances the fruit salad aroma of orange, strawberry, apple and grapes scents. These fruity aromas are sprinkled with the sweet scent of shaved coconut. Furthermore, the orange peel herb and wonderful cosmetic oils that are fantastic for nourishing and caring for the skin. So, this is a perfect soap making recipe for both cleansing and moisturizing your body.

10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Mechanics Soap Recipe10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Mechanics Soap Recipe

Plus, you can use this herbal cosmetic ingredient with your other melt and pour soap making supplies. You can use these cosmetic herbs to create the lovely Mechanics Soap RecipeThe orange peel powder herb is combined with other herbs, like the pumice ground, dead sea clay powder, and red Moroccan clay powder. Not only will adding these herbs help to exfoliate and nourish your skin, but it is extremely important for the design. If you have ever tried to swirl melt and pour soap, then you will know how frustrating it can be. However, adding cosmetic herbs to your recipe can help this problem and make it possible to swirl melt and pour soap. Further, this soap recipe includes the refreshing scent of our Fresh Squeezed Orange Fragrance Oil. This fragrance has notes of fresh squeezed oranges. Both the bright citrus scent and the cosmetic herb benefits make this a fantastic melt and pour soap recipe that is definitely worth trying out!

10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Fish Kiss Melt and Pour Soap Recipe10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Fish Kiss Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Finally, you can include some of the orange peel powder to create even more wonderful melt and pour recipes for soaping. We used this herb in our Fish Kiss Melt and Pour Soap Recipe to create a fantastic soap recipe that is cute and will care for your skin. The orange peel powder was added to the fish soap and the sand on the bottom of the bar. Plus, activated charcoal was included in the black portion of the soap. So, this herb soap recipe will be great for cleansing and nourishing the body. Further, this wonderful mp soap recipe includes the lovely scent of our Ocean Waves Fragrance Oil. This refreshing and clean scent has light notes of citrus. These notes are blended with lovely floral scents of both jasmine and lavender. Then, the fragrance has a background of musky and woodsy notes. So, you will be sure to adore both the scent and skin loving properties of this homemade soap recipe.

10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Even More Fun Orange Peel Ideas

If you are looking for even more fun and unique ways to use orange peels, then you may want to check out this creative craft recipe. This recipe uses an orange half with the center scooped out, but has the center left in. This makes enough room to add oil and the center acts almost like a wick. This is a fun cute recipe that is super simple. Plus, you could even add some fruity fragrance oil. These scented oils can add to the natural orange scent to create even more fun! Anyone that is interested in trying our this cheep candle craft can check out DIY Orange Peel Candle by Robyn’s View. While this candle idea will be different from a wax candle recipe, it is definitely a cute idea to try out!

10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Ask Us Your Questions10 Ways to Use Orange Peel: Ask Us Your Questions

We hope that you enjoyed these free bath and body recipes. You can ask us any questions about these recipes or anything else. Feel free to reach out to us for even more information and ideas. You can find us in the store, on the phone, and online. One easy way to reach out to us online is to contact us on social media. We have a Facebook page that you can reach us on. Also, you can use our @ngscents handle to find us on both Twitter and Instagram. Not only can you ask us any of your questions on social media, but you can share your favorite recipes or your very own creations, too. We would absolutely love to see your own homemade creations! So, we hope that we hear from you soon.

Apr
04

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe


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Raspberry Cold Process Soap RecipeRaspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe

Today, we will show you how to make our Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe.  We swirled the cp soap then, topped it with raspberry melt and pour embeds.  This cold process soap making recipe uses Natures Garden’s Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil.  This scent is a breeze to work with in cold process soap.  It gives you so much time to play.  In addition, it smells so strong and wonderful in the cured soap.  If you have not soaped with this scent, I highly recommend it!

Fresh Raspberry Fragrance OilRaspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil

Before we begin, let’s take a closer look at Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden.  We have searched literally 10 years for a nice, strong, true fresh raspberry scent that did not have oily green top notes.  This is an extraordinarily fresh raspberry fragrance oil by Natures Garden.  This raspberry scent performs perfectly in cp soap.  It showed no acceleration, no separation, no ricing, and no discoloration.  In addition, it was super strong after curing and is one of my personal favorite fragrance oils to soap with.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe: Soap Making Supplies Found at Natures Garden

Lye- Sodium Hydroxide
Coconut Oil 76
Avocado Oil
Grapeseed Oil
Cocoa Butter Deodorized
Shea Butter
Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Sunflower Oil
Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant
Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible
Large Square Tray Mold Market Mold
Clear 8 oz PET Bullet Bottle
White Fine Mist Sprayer 24/410
Safety Gloves
Safety Mask
Natures Garden Apron
Thermometer
Safety Glasses

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe: Other Soap Making Supplies You Will Need

Distilled Water
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Cutting Board
Wooden Skewers
Scale
Knife
Rubbing Alcohol (In a bullet bottle with sprayer)
Stick Blender
Raspberries and Blackberries Mold (www.flexiblemolds.com)
Vinegar

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Total Recipe Amounts for Raspberry Embeds:

150 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base
7 grams Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil
2 drops FUN Soap Colorant Ultramarine Violet
2 drop FUN Soap Colorant Neon Pink
3 drops FUN Soap Colorant Tomato Red

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Weigh Out Your Clear Soap Base

Weigh Out Your Clear Soap BaseFirst, we will weigh out and melt 150 grams of Natures Garden’s Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base.  Then, you will need to melt it in the microwave in 30 second increments.  You will want to continue to melt the soap only until it is in a liquid state.  You want to be careful not to over heat the base.  As it is melting, stir the base in between each 30-second burst.

I created one round of berries for this recipe, placing 1-3 berries on each bar.  This recipe created 23 berries which I used on my 9 bars of soap.  If you would like to add more berries on top of your soap, you can create more.  Each additional berry will require about 5 grams of soap.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Color Your MP Soap

Color Your MP Soap
Once you have your soap melted, it is time to add your soap colorant.  You will need to add 2 drops of ultramarine violet FUN Soap Colorant, 2 drops neon pink FUN Soap Colorant, and 3 drops tomato red FUN Soap Colorant.  Finally, stir to fully incorporate the colorant.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Add Your Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil

Next, it is time to add your fragrance oil.  For this recipe, we are using Natures Garden’s Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil.  So, at this time, add 7 grams of your Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Pour Your Soap into the Mold

Pour Your Soap into the MoldFinally, it is time to pour your soap into the mold.  You will need your raspberries/blackberries mold.  Then, pour your soap slowly into each cavity of the mold.  I also suggest using a container with a spout and emphasize slowly, as you can see, I may have overflowed my cavities a bit.  I was trying to take a picture and pour at the same time.  Once you have the soap in the mold, spray the soap with rubbing alcohol if you notice any air bubbles.  Allow them to setup before removing them from the mold.  If you have any overflow like I did, it will just remove very easily by tearing it off.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Lye Solution

Prepare Your Lye SolutionNow, you will prepare your lye solution.  First, weigh our 323 grams of distilled water.  Next, in a separate bowl, weigh out 116 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.  Set your lye solution aside for the moment and allow it to cool.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Prepare Your Oils

Prepare Your OilsWhile you are waiting for your lye solution to cool, prepare your oils.  In a deep mixing bowl, weigh out 212 grams of Coconut Oil 76, 128 grams of Avocado Oil, 42 grams of Grapeseed Oil, 85 grams of Cocoa Butter, 85 grams of Meadowfoam Seed Oil, 128 grams of Shea Butter, and 170 Sunflower Oil.  Then, melt your oils.  Once your oils are melted, set them aside to cool.  We want to allow both our soaping oils and our lye solution to cool to 100-110 degrees Fahrenheit.  You need their temperatures to be within 10 degrees of each other.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Colorants

Prepare Your ColorantsWhile you are waiting for your temperatures to drops, go ahead and get your colorants prepared.  First, we will prepare our titanium dioxide.  This will be used to create the white portion of the soap.  So, in a small bowl, weigh out 7 grams of titanium dioxide.  Then, mix them with a small amount of your soaping oils that you prepared.  Stir to create a paste like mixture.  This will help the titanium dioxide disperse more easily in your soap batter.  Next, you will need another small bowl.  To this bowl, add 6 grams of the neon pink soap colorant, 3 grams of tomato red colorant, and 7 grams of the violet colorant.  Use a mixing spoon to mix the colorants together.  Set your colorants aside, we will come back to them.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Sodium Lactate

Next, we will also prepare the sodium lactate.  Sodium lactate is added to the soap to help harden it a bit.  So, in a small bowl, weigh out 43 grams of sodium lactate.  Set this aside for now.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Fragrance Oil

Prepare Your Fragrance Oil

Before you begin putting together your soap batter, we have one last thing to prepare.  So, you will need one more small bowl.  In this bowl, we will add our Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil.  To the bowl, add 64 grams of the fragrance oil.  Also, set this bowl aside for later.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Preparing Your Soap Batter

Preparing Your Soap BatterNow, we will begin preparing our soap batter.  First, to your cooled lye solution, add your 43 grams of sodium lactate.  Slowly, stir your lye solution to incorporate the sodium lactate.  Next, add your lye solution to your soaping oils.  Then, use a stick blender to emulsify.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Add Your Fragrance Oil

Add Your Fragrance Oil

At this time, you will want to add your fragrance oil.  So, to your soap batter add the Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil that you weighed out.  Then, use your stick blender to incorporate the scent.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Separate Your Soap Batter

Separate Your Soap Batter
Now, we will begin separating the soap batter.  While we will be creating three colors, we will be separating it into four bowls.  So, to the first bowl, add 300 grams of soap batter.  Next, in the second bowl, you will also need to add 300 grams of soap batter.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe: Color Your Soap Batter

Color Your Soap BatterOne bowl containing 300 grams of soap batter will remain uncolored.  The second bowl that contains 300 grams of soap batter will be white.  So, to this bowl, add the titanium dioxide mixture you prepared.  Then, use your stick blender to incorporate the colorant.  Now, the white batter will need to be separated into two portions.  We will need to separate out about 100 grams of soap.  So, add 100 grams of the white batter to a small bowl.  You will use this portion in a later step to top your soap.  You can set it aside for now.  The remaining white soap will be swirled into the main portion of your soap.  To the larger portion of the soap, add your raspberry colorant that you prepared with the red, pink, and purple FUN Soap Colorants.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Creating the Soap

Finally, it is time to add the soap batter to the mold.  So, with your mold in front of you, you will begin creating your soap.  Pour the soap in vertical strips in the mold.  While most of your strips should be pink, some you will use the white and uncolored soap batter.  Continue this process until you have filled your mold.

Creating the SoapOnce you have filled your mold, you are ready to swirl your soap batter.  You will need your wooden skewer.  Then, place the tip wooden skewer into the soap batter.  Move the skewer in a circular motion to create swirls throughout the soap.  When you are happy with your swirls, remove the skewer from the batter.  Lastly, very gently tap your soap mold on your table top to remove any air bubbles.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Topping Your Soap

Topping Your SoapFinally, we will begin topping the soap.  You will need to wait for your white soap batter to thicken.  You want it to be at a frosting-like consistency.  Then, add it to your decorating bag or Ziploc bag.  Cut your corner.  Place a small dollop of soap in the center of each bar of soap.

 

 

Finally, it is time to use the raspberry mp embeds you prepared earlier.  Place your raspberries directly on top of the white dollop.  You can use 1-3 raspberries for each bar of soap.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Curing Your Soap

Now, allow your soap to setup for about 24-48 hours before removing it from the mold.  Then, cut your soap.  Lastly, allow the raspberry cold process soap to cure before using it or selling it.

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