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Feb
28

Cold Process Soap Making Supplies


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Cold Process Soap Making SuppliesCold Process Soap Making Supplies

We at Natures Garden would like to share with you the supplies and materials needed when making cold process soap! We know that the majority of our customers are familiar with the soap and candle making industries. However, we think that it is important to provide educational blogs, videos, and recipes for beginners and anyone looking to learn or expand their knowledge. There are many different classes and recipes on our website that help guide our customers when making homemade projects. One of the main topics that these center around is cold process soap. We will dive into the process, some of our classes, and mention multiple recipes we have. Let’s get started!

Cold Process SoapCold Process Soap

In general, soap crafters consider cold process soap to be one of the most common methods for soap making. This method has been termed “cold process” because there is no outside heating source applied to initiate the process of saponification. Hot process soap uses different types of heating sources, such as the stove or a crock pot. On the other hand, in cold process soap, the lye mixture creates heat and saponifies the oils by itself. The lack of a heat source unfortunately means that this type of soap will take a lot longer to cure. The typical curing time for cold process soap is between 4 and 6 weeks. Although lengthy, this curing time is necessary to allow the soap to harden. The longer cure time will also help your soap to be more tolerable on the skin.

After creating your soap, you can decide whether or not you want to insulate it. A lot of the research we read suggests insulating, but it is mostly up to your personal preference. We have written a blog in the past about how you can insulate soap to promote gel phase. After pouring the soap into your mold, surround it with layers of towels or blankets. The layers will absorb the heat while your soap undergoes saponification. This process is the gel phase, where the fats in your soap become hardened. The key to this process is evenly heating the soap in order to prevent a partial gel from occurring. If you insulate, it will accelerate saponification and the finished look will look slightly shiny. By deciding to put your soap in the fridge instead, saponification will slow down and the finish will look more matte.

Ingredients in Cold Process Soap: LYEIngredients in Cold Process Soap: Lye

Now that we have discussed the process of insulation, we should mention ingredients that are important for cp soap. In order to get your bars of soap to turn out correctly, measuring the ingredients to a tee is very important. Starting with the main ingredient, sodium hydroxide, which is also known as lye. This is completely necessary to make cold process soap. Lye is an emulsifier, which allows oils and butters to mix with water and make soap. Without it, these ingredients would not mix which would prevent any soap being made. By adding too much lye, it can result in your soap having a higher PH level, which may end up causing burns and irritation to the skin. On the other hand, if the lye is not balanced properly with the oils, it can interfere with the reaction, which can lead to greasy and oily bars of soap.

Ingredients in Cold Process Soap: OILSIngredients in Cold Process Soap: Oils

Palm oil, coconut oil, and olive oil pomace are all commonly used when making cold process soap. They contribute different qualities to your soap depending on their main properties. We have a chart on our website that breaks down the soaping oil properties for each type of oil. The properties we looked at are hardness, cleansing, conditioning level, bubbly lather, creamy lather, and sap value. Also included in the chart is some miscellaneous information to provide you with more knowledge about each of the oils. Palm oil is high in its hardness, conditioning, and creamy lathering elements. Coconut oil contributes to hardness, cleansing quality, and bubbly lather. Olive oil pomace is very high in conditioning, which is definitely an ideal quality for soap. The combination of these three oils would create a soap that cleanses thoroughly, lathers nicely, and is gentle on the skin all at the same time.

Ingredients in Cold Process Soap: COLORANTSIngredients in Cold Process Soap: Colorants

Some other ingredients that are commonly added to cold process soap are FUN soap colorants, soap dyes, and mica pigments. We have many different color options to choose from in colorants, dyes, and beautiful diamond dust and 24K gold micas. When it comes to adding colorants or pigments, some may cause color morphing, which could affect the appearance aspect of your soap. To save yourself the frustration of ruining a batch of soap that discolors to something you do not like, you can test this out before hand. This can be done by taking a small amount of soap dye or mica pigment and adding it to a little of the lye mixture. You will be able to see your results quickly.

Cold Process Soap TestingCold Process Soap Testing

We have taken the time to test each of our fragrance oils in cold process soap. This way, our customers are able to see the results before they decide to use them. When we tested them, we were specifically looking for acceleration, discoloration, ricing, separation, and scent retention. We have the results for each of them on the website in video form as well as a chart. These videos can be found when you search by the individual fragrance oils. Over 300 of them did not cause any discoloration. A few included in these are the Aromatherapy Energizing, Blueberry, Egyptian Musk, and Magnolia. Some of the ones that caused discoloration include Absinthe, Blue Cotton Candy, Cream Soda, and Pomegranate Cider. If you would like to see the rest of the criteria we tested like ricing and separation for each fragrance, use our soap testing results chart to find out!

Cold Process Soap Class 101Cold Process Soap Class 101

We have a couple of classes on the website that are good for beginner soap makers. The first one is our Cold Process Soap Class 101. It is easy to follow along with this class, but you will need to get your ingredients ahead of time. As we mentioned before, the most important one you need to create cold process soap is lye. You will also need distilled water, vinegar, some soaping oils, a fragrance oil that is body safe, and colorant(s) that are body safe. There is plenty of equipment you will need to safely make cold process soap, a list of which can be found in our Soaping 101 Class.

Doing your research before making cold process soap for the first time is extremely important. For example, if you have never worked with lye before, you will need to learn about it before hand. Your top priority when making soap should be practicing proper safety because accidents may happen if precautions are not taken. Another thing when it comes to lye is that it cannot be stored in or combined with any containers or other products that are made out of aluminum or tin. The reason for this is that the combination will cause a violent reaction. For these reasons, we implore you to use the safety gear that is provided by Natures Garden including safety goggles, a safety mask, and gloves. One last thing to remember is that the materials and equipment used when making soap should never be used for food again. By keeping these steps in mind and being cautious, making soap can be both easy and fun!

Beginners Cold Process Soap RecipeBeginners Cold Process Soap Recipe

Another one of our cold process classes for beginners makes an easy to follow cold process soap recipe. This is the perfect recipe to start with if you have no experience making this type of soap. Natures Garden sells each of the items featured in this recipe. This makes it possible and convenient to get your products from a single source. This soap uses Rain Barrel Fragrance Oil which is a fragrance oil that is original to this company! It has notes of leafy greens balanced with lavender, cedar, musk, highlights of lemon, and fresh water. You will also need some pieces of equipment including a thermometer, a stainless steel mitre box with a cutter, and disposable pipettes. Also remember to always use your safety glasses, gloves, and a mask when preparing your recipes.

Thirty Free Cold Process Soap RecipesThirty Free Cold Process Soap Recipes

For a blog that we wrote in the past, we created a list of thirty cold process soap recipes. Many of the homemade recipes on our website are for melt and pour soap and cold process soap. We want to share with you some of our favorites for you to try out for yourself! In this list of thirty, we have our Hot Fudge Brownies CP Soap, Caramel Custard Soap, Energized CP Soap, and Peppered Poppy Seed CP Soap. The ones in this compiled list are fun and easy recipes to create, are homemade and original to us. The two classes that we mentioned above are sure to help you get started on making your cold process soap.

Bastille Cold Process Soap RecipeBastille Cold Process Soap Recipe

One specific type of soap that you can make is called bastille. The term “bastille” commonly refers to a type of cold process soap but it can also be made as a hot process soap. There is a very high percentage of olive oil in this soap, 70% or more. We like and prefer to use olive oil pomace in many of our recipes, in addition to other types of oils. Olive oil will increase the lathering quality of your soap and helps it to cure faster. We want to share this recipe for Bastille Soap from Natures Garden, which will make about three pounds of soap. It is an easy to follow recipe and can be made into your own by adding in a soap colorant or mica pigment!

More with Cold Process Soap

If you would like a more in depth description of making this type of soap, check out this blog page about The Cold Process Method to Make Soap. This recipe comes from a business called The Spruce Crafts and was written by David Fisher. This page walks you through a step by step tutorial on how to make your own cold process soap. He explains the ingredients and equipment you will need, how to create your soap mixture, and allowing it to set up and complete saponification. This is another great source you can use in order to learn more about cold process soap!

 

Natures Garden is not responsible for the performance of any of the recipes provided on our website. Testing is always the responsibility of our customers. If you plan to resell any of the recipes that we provide, it is also your responsibility to follow all FDA regulations. For any products and ingredients listed in recipes that are not sold by Natures Garden, we can not offer advice on where they can be purchased. When you use Natures Garden recipes and/or raw ingredients, you are agreeing to indemnify Natures Garden against any liability of performance, any lack of performance, or any problems that you encounter with the finished products..

Feb
26

How to use Castor Oil in Soap


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How to use Castor Oil in Soap

There are a lot of different oils available that you can use to add to your soap recipe. Soap contains fatty acids which these oils make up. One oil that stands out is Castor Oil, and I’m going to explain how to use castor oil in soap. Castor Oil is commonly used in cold process soaps to give it a very lathery feel, and is all around a wonderful product to use. You aren’t only limited to soaps though, castor oil can be used in different cosmetic skin oils, bath products, lip products, and many other different products. Explained below are a lot of different benefits you can get out of castor oil, and some of our recipes that we’ve created using it.

 

Castor Oil Usage Rates in Cold Processed SoapCastor Oil Usage Rates in Cold Process Soap

The basic foundation of making any type of soap is mixing fatty acids, lye, and water. For cold process soaps, or any soap in general, NaOH is the preferred lye compound to use. Castor oil is used in the category of fatty acids, as it is made up of three different acids. The fatty acids are identified below with their percentage amount used in the castor oil composition. It is recommended that 5%-8% of castor oil is used in any cold process or hot process soap recipe. Using anywhere above 10% is known to make your soap really stick and unappealing to use.  Also, to saponify one gram of Castor Oil, you need to add .128-.180mg of NaOH for cold processed soap. Castor oil is also known to have a shelf life of one year after opening.

Ricinoleic – 90%
Oleic – 4%
Linoleic – 4%

Properties of Castor Oil

There are many unique properties associated with castor oil that make it a great oil choice to use in cold process soap. Castor Oil is a humectant, which means that it attracts moisture to your skin. Due to this property, it’s great to use in cold process soap, because it’ll allow you to retain moisture when using.  You can also add castor oil to lip balms and massage oils to create a silky glide. The silky glide will make applying the product way easier. On top of its moisturizing qualities, this oil is also known to provide hair growth stimulation as well. Just add the oil to any of our soap or conditioner recipes to see it’s full effects. Adding this oil to cold process soap will also make it more conditioning, thus allowing your hands to be softer after use.

 

Castor Oil for Soap and CosmeticsBenefits of Using Castor Oil

There are many benefits to using castor oil in any of our recipes. This oil is a thicker oil, so any product that it’s used in will be an excellent moisturizer. There are also a lot of natural fatty acids that make up this oil. This makes the oil great for use with the skin.  Castor oil will not only moisturize you, but will nourish your skin as well. When used in lotions and body butters, this oil is also known to make your skin appear more youthful. This oil can also be used in cosmetics, like for example in mascara. When used in mascara, castor oil is believed to be contributed to growing darker, more full eyebrows over time. When applied directly to the skin, this oil is also known to be antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory.

 

Castor Oil in Soap: Tuscan Wine CP Soap RecipeCastor Oil in Soap: Tuscan Wine CP Soap Recipe

Tuscan Wine Cold Process Soap is a creative soap that we’ve created here at Nature’s Garden. This soap captures the colors of wine, and the dark purple colors of grapes. Something unique about this recipe is that it uses real wine in the soap. With the castor oil being used in the soap recipe, it will create a lot of conditioning and lather from the soap. On top of the castor oil, this recipe contains 5 different types of oils. Have fun when making this recipe using real wine.

 

Castor Oil in Soap: Beard Oil RecipeCastor Oil in Soap: Beard Oil Recipe

The Bear Oil Recipe is perfect for maintaining any type of beard or facial hair. You want to make sure your beard is ran under warm water before using this recipe, to allow your beard to absorb all the nutrients. This recipe also makes a great gift for your man if you’re looking for something easy to make. This recipe also contains castor oil. Castor oil is great for skin nourishment and moisturizing in beard oil. You can also soothe your skin with the natural herbs that are located in this recipe.

Castor Oil in Soap: Lime Cupcake CP Soap RecipeCastor Oil in Soap: Lime Cupcake CP Soap Recipe

The sweet taste of a cupcake, with the tart finish of a fresh lime. This delicious looking recipe is fun to make. You can also show this recipe off in your house when finished. Nature’s Garden’s Lime Cupcake Soap Recipe is a very colorful recipe, and features cute limes on top of the cupcakes. The fun part, you can apply this frosting  just like real frosting. You pour whipped white soap batter into a bag, and can squeeze it through any cake decorating tip that you choose to use. The castor oil in this recipe also allows the soap to give your skin a nourished and moisturized finish. You can also use this soap as a fun bathroom or kitchen decoration.

 

Castor Oil in Soap: Beginners Cold Process Soap RecipeCastor Oil in Soap: Beginners Cold Process Soap Recipe

Are you new to soap making? This Beginners Cold Process Soap Recipe is perfect for beginners with no soap making experience to understand the concepts behind soap making. One makes soap with three fundamental ingredients: fatty acids, water, and lye. This recipe uses castor oil as one of its fatty acids which allows the soap to have a high moisturizing content. Rain Barrel Fragrance Oil is used in this recipe, and this fragrance features fresh watery tones, crisp ozone, and hints of lemon. So, not only does this simple soap recipe feel amazing, but smells fresh. Like any soap recipe, it’s also advised to practice safety before making this recipe by following our Basic CP Soap Making Class. Practicing appropriate safety will allow you to keep harmful chemicals away from your skin.

 

Castor Oil in Soap: Bastille Cold Processed Soap RecipeCastor Oil in Soap: Bastille Cold Processed Soap Recipe

Looking for a masculine, yet simple soap for your shower? Bastille Cold Processed Soap is great for a simple soap that is great to have around in your shower. This soap features The Fastlane Fragrance Oil which embodies a great masculine scent. This soap is easy to make and incorporates castor oil as one of its fatty acids. The castor oil adds a lathering effect to the soap that makes it very bubbly when applied to the skin. On top of it, this soap has a great glide effect which makes it easy to apply to the skin without sticking. One fun feature about this soap is that you have the versatility to color it however you please. We hope you have fun making this creative soap idea!

 

Castor Oil in Soap: Pooch Smooch Solid Shampoo Bar RecipeCastor Oil in Soap: Pooch Smooch Solid Shampoo Bar Recipe

Are you having issues with your puppy or dog running outside and getting dirty. There are even soap recipes that you can make to keep your loyal canine companion clean. Nature’s Garden’s Pooch Smooch Shampoo Bar Recipe uses a lot of different ingredients. The ingredients used in this recipe are harmless to pets. You can make this recipe home alone by yourself. This recipe uses Oatmeal Melt and Pour soap which contains no scents, and won’t irritate your pet when using it. We make this scent with notes of citrus, fresh cucumber, and floral. To the knowledge of Nature’s Garden, we are the only supplier to carry a line of fragrances specially designed for your furry companions. You can also use this fragrance in human products as well.

 

Lavender Sage Bath BombCastor Oil in Soap: Lavender Sage Bath Bomb Recipe

After a long day, there is nothing more soothing than soaking in a bath bomb infused bathtub. Now not only do you get the soothing effects of the bath bomb, but the lavender herbs should help you to relax. This recipe is not only very creative, but easy to make. The Lavender Sage Bath Bomb Recipe features our Floral Musk Fragrance Oil which complements the scent of the lavender flowers. This fragrance oil features a lot of different floral and herbal scents like patchouli, fern leaves, and lavender. When making this recipe, you should be very careful with packing the bath bomb together. Adding too much witch hazel will cause it to activate too soon, and packing it too tight will cause it to fall apart on you. But, if you can get down how to create this recipe, then it will be a perfect recipe to have around when you come home.

 

Silky Lip Butter RecipeCastor Oil in Soap: Silky Lip Butter Recipe

Castor Oil gives any lip balm a silky glide sensation. Nature’s Garden’s Silky Lip Butter Recipe is perfect for dry lip, as the castor oil helps in allowing it to glide along your lips. Any kind of chapped lips shouldn’t be a problem for this lip butter, due to the castor oil allowing it to have a silky texture. This product uses Powdered Stevia Powder as a sweetener, which gives the lip butter a sweeter taste to it. Not only do you get the sweetness of the sweetener, but you also get fruity flavors of the Tropical Paradise Flavoring that is used. You will enjoy this lip butter any time of the year, and is wonderful to use in the dry winter season. On top of the amazing flavors, this recipe also uses natural Beeswax, Coconut Oil, and Cocoa Butter.

 

Sinus Relief Bath Bomb RecipeCastor Oil in Soap: Sinus Relief Bath Bomb Recipe

There is nothing more annoying than when your sinuses get congested from the colder weather. This Sinus Relief Bath Bomb will help to no only soothe, but will help in clearing out your nasal passages. All you have to do is put the bath bomb in a hot, brewed bath, and just breathe. This bath bomb uses a lot of different natural herbs that aid in the beneficial features of this product. One of the herbs is Spearmint Leaf Cut and Sifted. When you add these leaves directly to the bath bomb, you give the bath bomb an exfoliating factor. Not only do you have to use spearmint leaf in bath bombs, you can also use it in scrubs, bath salts, soaps, etc.

There are a lot of other methods that you can use to relieve your sinuses. Many methods are all homemade, and this article, How to Relieve Sinus Pressure, from Medical News Today outlines some home remedies for sinus relief. One of the more commonly used methods mentioned in the article is steam inhalation. This method helps to open the pores in the nasal passages, and allows the build up to flow out the nose. Another method is by using essential oils, and burning them through a diffuser. The diffuser will create a vapor cloud that is healthy to breathe, and great for opening up the nasal passages.

 

Aug
12

Shiraz Wine CP Soap Recipe


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Shiraz Wine CP Soap RecipeShiraz Wine CP Soap Recipe

If you are looking for some fun soap ideas, then check out the Shiraz Wine CP Soap Recipe from Natures Garden Soap Making Supplies! You can use small batch cold process soap recipes, like this one, to create some fantastic bars of soap. This soap from scratch recipe uses skin loving soaping oils, the elegant aroma of Shiraz Wine Fragrance, and real wine to create a wonderful bar soap. Not only does this red wine soap use quality soap making ingredients, but the individual bars have a beautiful swirled soap design, whole rose petals, and beautiful mica dust. So, you can use this cold process soap tutorial to create soap that you will be sure to love and will love you right back!

Natures Garden Ingredients for the Shiraz Wine CP Soap Recipe

Lye
Shiraz Wine Fragrance Oil
Sunflower Oil
Palm Oil
Olive Oil Pomace
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Safflower Oil
Mango Butter
Titanium Dioxide
Red Rose Petals and Buds
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
Thermometer
Safety GLOVES for Soap Making- 1 pair
Soap Apron
Safety MASK for Soap Making- 2 count
Diamond Dust Mica Pigment

Other Soap Making Ingredients for the Shiraz Wine CP Soap Recipe

Scale
Water
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Stick Blender
Rubber Spatula
Vinegar
Wine

Weights for the Shiraz Wine CP Soap Recipe

129 grams of the Distilled Water
129 grams of the Wine
96 grams of the Lye

136 grams of the Sunflower Oil
102 grams of the Shea Butter
68 grams of the Palm Oil
102 grams of the Olive Oil
68 grams of the Mango Butter
102 grams of the Safflower Oil
51 grams of the Shiraz Fragrance Oil
Small amount of Red Rose Petals
A small amount of Diamond Dust Mica

White Soap Colorant Amounts for the Shiraz Wine CP Soap Recipe

12 grams of the Titanium Dioxide
Mixed with a small amount of your soaping oils

Pink/Brown Colorant Amounts for the Shiraz Wine CP Soap Recipe

15 drops of the Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant

Make Preparations for the Shiraz Wine CP Soap Recipe

Before you start creating any of our cold process soap recipes, you will want to be prepared. So, you are going to want to make preparations for the Shiraz Wine CP Soap Recipe. First, you are going to want to gather all of your soap making supplies that are needed for the Shiraz Wine CP Soap. Also, you are going to want to prepare a work space to provide yourself with an area to make this homemade soap recipe. Lastly, you will want to add vinegar to a spray bottle. Then, you will need to set this bottle aside for when you need it later on.

Prepare the Wine for the Cold Process Soap

Also, you are going to want to prepare the wine for the cold process soap. So, place the wine into a stove pot and boil it for 30 to 40 minutes. You are going to need to stir periodically. After boiling add 129 grams of the wine into ice cube freezer trays and freeze the wine over night. After, you can use the frozen wine for half of the water portion of the water/lye solution.

Advise for Using Wine for Making CP Soap

First, there is a chance that mixing the frozen wine and water with the lye could cause a volcanic effect to take place. So, it is recommended that you mix the frozen wine, water, and lye in a deep mixing bowl in the sink. This will help to control the mess if an incident does occur.

Second, you need to use a wine with a low sugar content.  If you are using a wine with a lot of sugar, it will speed up gel. This will cause your soap batter to bubble up and out of the mold. You will want to watch for this as well as take proper precautions at safeguarding the surface your mold is sitting on.

Weighing the Wine and Water for the Shiraz Wine CP Soap Weighing the Wine and Water for the Shiraz Wine CP Soap

First, you are going to be weighing the wine and water for the Shiraz Wine CP Soap. So, you are going to want to weigh out 129 grams of the Distilled Water and 129 grams of the frozen wine. Once you have the wine and water weighed out, you are ready to move on to the next step in the cold process soap making process.

Add the Lye for the Shiraz Wine CP Soap RecipeAdd the Lye for the Shiraz Wine CP Soap Recipe

Then, you are ready to add the lye for the Shiraz Wine CP Soap Recipe. First, you are going to want to weigh out 96 grams of the lye in a separate container. After you have your lye weighed out, you will want to slowly add the lye to your wine mixture. As you add the lye to the water, be sure that you stir. You will want to set this mixture in a safe place to cool to room temperature.

Weigh Cosmetic Oils for the Shiraz Wine CP SoapWeigh Cosmetic Oils for the Shiraz Wine CP Soap

Also, you are going to want to weigh cosmetic oils for the Shiraz Wine CP Soap. So, you will want to add 136 grams of Sunflower Oil, 68 grams of Palm Oil, 102 grams of Shea Butter, 102 grams of Olive Oil, 102 grams of Safflower Oil, and 68 grams of Mango Butter in a microwave safe bowl. Then, you will want to use short bursts in the microwave to melt these soap making ingredients. Once these quality soaping ingredients are completely melted, you are going to let these cosmetic oils to cool to room temperature.

Prepare the Colorants for the Shiraz Wine CP Soap RecipePrepare the Colorants for the Shiraz Wine CP Soap Recipe

While you are waiting for to prepare the colorants for the Shiraz Wine CP Soap Recipe. First, you are going to to prepare the white colorant for this soap recipe. You will want to add 12 grams of Titanium Dioxide and a small amount of your soaping oils to a small bowl. Also, you will want to add 15 drops of Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant to a small bowl.

Combining the Lye and Oils for the Shiraz Wine CP Soap RecipeCombining the Lye and Oils for the Shiraz Wine CP Soap Recipe

Once your lye solution and wholesale oils have cooled to room temperature, you can start combining the lye and oils for the Shiraz Wine CP Soap Recipe. So, you will need to add the lye mixture to your oils. Then, stick blend to mix all your soap making ingredients together. While you have everything combined, you want to move on to the next step before your hit trace.

Adding the Fragrance Oil for the Shiraz Wine CP SoapAdding the Fragrance Oil for the Shiraz Wine CP Soap

Next, you are going to be adding the fragrance oil for the Shiraz Wine CP Soap. So, you will want to add 51 grams of the Shiraz Fragrance Oil to your soap batter. This scented oil has an aroma of the finest and best known red wine in Australia. While aromas and flavors of Shiraz vary with wine style and region, this fragrance has notes of the typical wine with notes of blackberry, plums, and pepper. These notes blend in the aroma to create a fragrance that is reminiscent of this prestigious wine.

Separate and Color the Shiraz Wine CP Soap Batter

After scenting the soap batter, you will need to separate and color the Shiraz Wine CP Soap batter. You will need to transfer the soap to another bowl and leave the other half in the bowl.  Each half of the soap will be colored in a different way. First, you are going to add the titanium dioxide mixture to one of your portions. Then, use a stick blender to incorporate the soap colorant. Second, you are going to add the Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant to the other portion of your cold process soap recipe. Again, use a clean stick blender to incorporate the colorant.

Combining the Two Soap Colors for the Shiraz Wine CP Soap Combining the Two Soap Colors for the Shiraz Wine CP Soap

Next, you are combining the two soap colors for the Shiraz Wine CP Soap. You are going to want to add half of the lighter colored soap batter to the darker soap color. When adding your lighter soap to the other soap portion you will want to add small amounts of the soap in various places throughout the top of the soap bowl. Then, set the remaining half of the lighter colored soap to the side for the moment.

Swirling the Shiraz Wine CP Soap Swirling the Shiraz Wine CP Soap

After you mixed the two soap colors together, you are going to be swirling the Shiraz Wine CP Soap. You are going to use a spatula to swirl the soap in the bowl. Then, you will want to continue to mix the soap until you are happy with the amount of swirls in the batter.

Pour the Shiraz Wine CP Soap Pour the Shiraz Wine CP Soap

Now, you are ready to pour the Shiraz Wine CP Soap. So, you will want to take your swirled cold process soap batter and begin to pour it into the soap mold. Once the soap sets up enough for you to add the topping fluff, you can move on to the next step in the cp soap making process.

Topping the Shiraz Wine CP Soap RecipeTopping the Shiraz Wine CP Soap Recipe

Before you begin topping the Shiraz Wine CP Soap Recipe, you will want to make sure that the remaining soap has thickened up. So, you are going to need to grab the lighter soap that you had previously set aside. You will want to wait until the soap has reached a consistency that is similar to frosting. Once this soap mixture has set up enough, you can use this soap to top your cp soap base.

Adding the Herbs and Mica to the Shiraz Wine CP Soap Adding the Herbs and Mica to the Shiraz Wine CP Soap

Next, you are adding the dried red roses and mica to the Shiraz Wine CP Soap. First, you are going to be adding the wholesale cosmetic herbs to the top of your soap. You will want to lightly sprinkle the top of the soap with some red rose buds and petals. Then, you are going to sprinkle the top of your soap with a small amount of the shimmering diamond dust mica.

Finishing the Shiraz Wine CP Soap

Next, you are going to be finishing the Shiraz Wine CP Soap. After topping your cold process soap, you are going to want to wait 24 to 48 hours before removing the soap from the mold. Then, you will want to cut your cold process soap into individual bars. These soap loaves are going to be cut into about eight bars. Once you have cut your soap bars, you are going to leave your soap to cure 4 to 6 weeks. Then, your soap is finally done and you are ready to use your finished Shiraz Wine CP Soap Recipe!

Benefits of Red Wine in CP Soap

Not only does the real wine provide an authentic scent to the soap, but there are benefits of red wine in cp soap. The article 12 Surprising Red Wine Benefits: Will a Glass of Vino a Day, Actually Keep The Doctor Away? from NDTV Food talks about the red wine soap benefits for skin, hair, and more. Of course, the skin care benefits of wine are perfect for providing your soap with benefits. For instance, adding wine to skin care has been known to have benefits for aging skin, acne breakouts, and enhancing your natural glow. If you are interested, then you can check out this article to learn even more about these benefits.

Ask Question About the Shiraz Wine CP Soap RecipeAsk Question About the Shiraz Wine CP Soap Recipe

We hope that you had fun creating this cold process soap recipe. If you have any questions about the Shiraz Wine CP Soap Recipe, then you can reach out to us for answers! You can contact us over the phone on our HUG line, in the NG store, and on social media. Also, you can reach us through our social media platforms. First, we are available on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to reach us on both Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these social media platforms to ask us questions about making this boozy soap recipe, but you can share your own homemade cp soap recipes, too!

Jun
04

Giraffe CP Soap Recipe


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Giraffe CP Soap RecipeGiraffe CP Soap Recipe

If you like fun cp soap recipes, then you are going to love this next soap making recipe! Our Giraffe CP Soap Recipe uses Natures Garden soap making supplies to create a fun cosmetic recipe. This cold process soap has a pattern that looks just like a real giraffe! Plus, this homemade soap recipe has a bright, refreshing scented oil added and fantastic skin loving properties. So, this is a great homemade soap making recipe that you can create right at home.

Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: Clean and Make Preparations

Before you begin creating this cold process soap recipe, you are going to want to gather and clean your soap making equipment. So, you will need to wash any equipment that you are going to need to create this soap recipe. Also, you will want to gather the needed soap making ingredients. Further, you are going to want to clean up some space for you to use as a work area with enough area for you to work comfortably.

Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: Prepare a Bottle of Vinegar

In order to be safe, you will need to prepare a bottle of vinegar before creating your own soap made from scratch. This bottle of vinegar will be useful for deactivating lye if it comes into contact with your skin. Plus, you can use the vinegar to clean your work station after making the cp soap. This will make sure that there isn’t any active lye left behind on your work station. So, you will want to fill a spray bottle with vinegar and set it off to the side until it is needed.

Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: How to Make Soap

If you have never made cold process soap before, then you may want to check out some classes that we have on making cold process soap. First, you will need to make sure that you are familiar with soap making safety. Of course, you can find out how to be safe and make soap correctly in our Soap Making Safety Class. If you would like to get more familiar with cp soap making, then you can Click Here For a Basic CP Soap Making Class

Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: Ingredients Available From Natures Garden

Lye
Argan Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Sunflower Oil
Shea Butter
Mango Seed Butter
Palm Oil
Vegetable Glycerin
Yuzu Fragrance Oil
Red Oxide FUN Soap Colorant 
Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant 
Orange Oxide FUN Soap Colorant  
Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant 
Diamond Dust Mica
Large Rectangle Tray – Mold Market Molds
Mask for Soap Making
Glasses for Soap Making
Gloves for Soap Making

Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: Other Needed Soap Making Ingredients

Distilled Water
Mixing Bowls
Small Bowls
Squeeze Bottles (two)
Spatulas

Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: Weights for Making the Soap

323 grams of Water
120 grams of Lye- Sodium Hydroxide

85 grams of Argan Oil
127 grams of Sweet Almond Oil
85 grams of Palm Oil
127 grams of Fractionated Coconut Oil
170 grams of Shea Butter
127 grams of Sunflower Oil
64 grams of Yuzu Fragrance Oil
127 grams of Mango Butter

Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: Amounts for Beige Soap

3 grams of Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
1 teaspoon of Diamond Dust Mica
3 grams of Vegetable Glycerin

Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: Amounts for Brown Soap

3 drops of Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
3 grams of Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
1 gram of Orange Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
3 grams of Red Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
1 teaspoon of Diamond Dust Mica
3 grams of Vegetable Glycerin

Giraffe CP Soap: Preparing the Lye SolutionGiraffe CP Soap Recipe: Preparing the Lye Solution

First, you are going to need to prepare your lye solution. You will want to wear protective clothes and prepare this solution in well ventilated area. So, weigh out 323 grams of water into the mixing bowl. Next, you will need to weigh out 120 grams of the lye in a separate bowl. Then, you will slowly add the lye to the water while you are stirring with a spatula. Once you have everything mixed, you will need to wait for the solution to cool to room temperature. While you are waiting for the lye solution to cool, you can move on to the next step in the process.

Giraffe CP Soap: Preparing Your Soaping OilsGiraffe CP Soap Recipe: Preparing Your Soaping Oils

Next, you are going to prepare your soap making oils. So, you will want to weigh out 127 grams of Sweet Almond Oil, 85 grams of Argan Oil, 127 grams of Sunflower Oil, 170 grams of Shea Butter, 127 grams of Mango Seed Butter, 3 grams of Vegetable Glycerin, 127 grams of Fractionated Coconut Oil, and 85 grams of Palm Oil. Now, you are going to add melt your oils. Once everything is melted you will want to set this bowl aside for a bit.  You want the temperature of your soaping oils to drop to room temperature.

Giraffe CP Soap: Mixing Your ColorantsGiraffe CP Soap Recipe: Mixing Your Colorants

While you are waiting for your cosmetic oils and lye water to cool down to room temperature, you can start to prepare your soap colorants. You can add each of these colorants to a small bowl and set aside. These will be used later to color your soap batter.

Giraffe CP Soap: Creating the Brown Colorant Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: Creating the Brown Colorant

Now, you are going to prepare the first color for your soap. For the brown colorant, you are going to mix together a few different colorants. You will need 3 drops of Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant, 3 grams of Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant, 1 gram of Orange Oxide FUN Soap Colorant, and 3 grams of Red Oxide FUN Soap Colorant. Then, you will mix in 1 teaspoon of Diamond Dust Mica  and 3 grams of Vegetable Glycerin. After, you can set this bowl aside until your soap batter has been mixed and ready to add color.

Giraffe CP Soap: Creating the Beige Colorant Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: Creating the Beige Colorant

Next, you are ready to create the second soap colorant. You will want to add 3 grams of Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant to the small bowl. Also, you can add in 1 teaspoon of Diamond Dust Mica and 3 grams of Vegetable Glycerin. Then, you are ready to set this bowl aside for the time being.

Giraffe CP Soap: Emulsifying the Cosmetic Ingredients Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: Emulsiying the Cosmetic Ingredients

Now you are going to blend together the cooled lye solution and the melted soap making oils. So, you will need to add the cooled lye solution to your cosmetic oils. This will allow you to create your own soap batter for this soap making recipe. After you have blended everything together, you are ready to move on to the next step in the process.

Giraffe CP Soap: Adding the Fragrance OilGiraffe CP Soap Recipe: Adding the Fragrance Oil

Now, you are ready to add your scented oil to the soap batter. The soap scent that we have included in this cold process soap recipe is the Yuzu Fragrance Oil. The aroma of this fragrance is not just your ordinary grapefruit aroma. The Yuzu fragrance begins with top notes of mandarin, tangerine, lemon satsuma, and ruby red grapefruit. The scent continues with middle notes of bergamot. Finally, the fragrance ends with base notes of oakmoss. Additionally, this scented oil can be mixed with other tropical notes to create a very complex scent of your own! This scent is a fantastic fragrance for making soap.

Giraffe CP Soap: Mixing in the Cosmetic ColorantGiraffe CP Soap Recipe: Mixing in the Cosmetic Colorant

You are ready to add the colorant into your soap batter. First, you are ready to add the yellow soap colorant to the soap batter and blend everything together. This lovely soap recipe will end up being a beige color for your giraffe recipe. Then, you will want to clean off the blender. Second, you are going to blend in the brown colorant into the soap batter. Once everything is mixed together you are ready to move on to the next step.

Giraffe CP Soap: Filling the Squeeze BottlesGiraffe CP Soap Recipe: Filling the Squeeze Bottles

Next, you are going to fill up the colored squeeze bottles for this cosmetic recipe. These squeeze bottles of colored soap are going to be used to fill the soap mold. Plus, these squeeze bottles will be perfect for creating a lovely giraffe pattern. So, you are ready to move on to filling up the soap making mold in the following steps.

Giraffe CP Soap: Adding the First DropsGiraffe CP Soap Recipe: Adding the First Drops

Now, you are ready to begin to fill your soap mold and make your pattern. So, you are going to want to start with the brown colored soap bottle. You are going to add a few sporadic drops through out the mold. You will want to make sure that each of the rectangles in the soap mold has a few drops. These will be the spots of your giraffe pattern. So, you will want to make sure that these brown spots are large enough and spaced out well enough. Then, you will be ready to move on to the next step.

Giraffe CP Soap: Filling in the Beige SoapGiraffe CP Soap Recipe: Filling in the Beige Soap

The second layer will use the beige color of soap to your cosmetic mold. So, you are going to add the beige colored soap to your soap mold. This cold process soap will be used to fill in the background of the giraffe pattern. After filling in this part of the mold, you will want to continue this fun pattern in the following steps.

Giraffe CP Soap: Continue to Layer the ColorsGiraffe CP Soap Recipe: Continue to Layer the Colors

Now, you are going to want to continue to fill up your soap mold. As you add more soap you will want to layer the same color on top of one another. So, you will want to add more brown soap on top of  the brown dots in the soap mold. Then, add more beige soap to fill in the mold. You will need to continue these two steps until you reach the top of the soap mold.

Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: Removing the Soap From the Mold

Once your cp soap has completely set up, you are ready to remove your homemade soap from the cosmetic mold. You will want to wait about 24 to 48 hours to ensure that the soap has set up enough to take out. Once your soap recipe is out of the mold. After you have removed your soap from the mold, you can slice it into individual bars. You will be able to make eight separate bars of soap. Of course, you can cut along the lines to create nine bars of cold process soap.

Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: Finishing the Giraffe Soap Recipe

Since this soap making recipe uses cold process soap, you will want to wait for the soap to cure before using it. Waiting will make sure that the lye has completely reacted and that you homemade soap is ready for your skin. The curing process will take anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks of waiting. After your soap had finished curing, you can finally use your finished giraffe cold process soap!

Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: Baby Giraffe Born

If you love giraffes as much as we do, then you may be interested to learn a bit more about a new baby giraffe that was recently born! This Masai giraffe baby was born not too long ago at the Virginia Zoo and is just so cute! If you check out this article, you can see the pictures of this adorable baby and her mom. So, check out the article called Virginia Zoo Welcomes Baby Giraffe from wtkr news!

Giraffe CP Soap: Reach Out to UsGiraffe CP Soap Recipe: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you have enjoyed the giraffe cp soap recipe! If you have any questions about making this cold process soap recipe, then you can reach out to us to ask.  You can find us by phone, in the store, and online. An easy way to reach out online is through our social media. We are available on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on both Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these platforms to ask questions you may have, but you can share your own cold process soap creations, too! So, we hope to hear from you soon!

May
24

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?


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How Do You Make Homemade Soap? How Do You Make Homemade Soap?

Are you a new soap maker? If so, then this is going to be a great blog for you! Today we are answering the following question; How Do You Make Homemade Soap? Since there are a few different ways to make soap, we are going to talk about the two basic methods for soap making. First, we will talk about Melt and Pour Soap, which will include things like adding colorant, choosing scents, and finding the right mold. Then, we will talk about how to make Cold Process Soap, which includes formulating the recipe, choosing a mold, scenting, and adding colorant. While these two methods are similar in a few ways, there are many differences between the two and ether one can be a better option depending on the situation. So, let’s get started in learning all about soap!

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: What are the Different Types of Soap?How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: What are the Different Types of Soap?

Before we introduce you to soap making, we need to talk about the difference between Melt and Pour Soap and Cold Process Soap. Both can be made at home, but they each require different steps. Melt and Pour soap is the simplest option of the two, as soap batch has already been created. Plus, the lye has already cured and you can use the soap immediately. All you have to do is melt your soap base and create the appearance you want for your batch. The other option is Cold Process Soap, which allows you to formulate your bars to be perfect for your needs. While this method has a bit more time invested, there is a lot more that you can do creatively with CP Soap.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Melt and Pour Soap Making

If you are just ready to get to making cute soaps, then you may want to start with melt and pour soap. While you can’t change the properties of the soap base too much, this method of soap making gives you the freedom to make some pretty amazing soaps.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Different Kinds of Soap BaseHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Different Kinds of Soap Base

While you can’t choose every ingredient, you can choose between several quality soap bases that will be sure to clean and moisturize your skin. We have soap bases that contain real honey, skin loving goats milk melt and pour soap base, and so many more. Regardless of what you are looking for in a bar of soap, you will find that all of our soap bases have quality ingredients that are hard to beat. You can look though all of the melt and pour soap bases available at Natures Garden.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Coloring MP SoapHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Coloring MP Soap

There are a few different routes you can take with coloring your melt and pour soap. If you are trying to create a more natural bar of soap, then you may want to use herbs to color your soap. This is a good idea for face soaps, as well. So, you soap will have a more natural hue and will have the added beneficial properties of the herb. You can find suggested herbs for colorants on our Soap Coloring Class. Another great option for coloring are Da Bomb of FUN Soap Colorants, which will provide bright colors that are perfect for creating vibrant hues.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Scenting MP Soap

There are a few ways to scent your homemade soaps. Some people are curious about how to scent soap naturally. Of course, we could use essential oils, which are all derived from natural sources. You can find your favorite natural scent on the Essential Oils page of our website. Since there is more variety, other people have turned to fragrance oils. We at Natures Garden have hundreds of diverse fragrance oils, which you can find alphabetically by clicking here. For each scent you will find whether it can be used for soap and what amount you can use. So, there is no need to worry whether the scent you are getting won’t work for melt and pour soap.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: MP Soap MoldHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: MP Soap Mold

Finally, you are going to want to choose the soap mold for your recipe. This will depend on how big you want you soap to be. If you are going to be creating an embed or want to make small soaps for guests, then you may want to look at our Guest Soap Molds. For larger bars, you can look through the Mold Market Soap Molds or the Silicone Soap Molds. These sections have larger shapes and even a loaf mold, which is perfect for creating a big loaf from which you can cut bars of soap.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Recipes for Making MP SoapHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Recipes for Making MP Soap

If you are looking to get inspired, then you may want to check out our Melt & Pour Soap Recipes. There are many different types of soaps that we have created and there are step by step instructions available for each one. We have soap that looks like cupcakes, candy, flowers, and so many more gorgeous designs! One fun recipe that we have is the Rainbow MP Soap Recipe and is scented with the heavenly scent of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil. With all of these fun recipes available, you are sure to find a recipe that you love!

How Do You Make Homemade Soap? : Cold Process Soap Making

Once you learn the basics, making soap from scratch is such a fun process! You can create a bar that has all the best properties to make a batch that is tailored to be just right for you. All you need to do is choose your favorite ingredients and their amounts to formulate a recipe. Then, you can get creative with scented oils, soap molds, and soap colorants!

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Soap Making SafetyHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Soap Making Safety

One of the most important parts of making soap from scratch is safety, as cp soap uses lye. So, you will want to tie your hair back, wear safety goggles, clothing that covers arms and legs, closed shoes, and a face mask. You can read more about soap making safety and find the soaping safety supplies we offer by clicking here. Also, you will want to have a well ventilated area to create your lye solution. Another very important thing to remember is that you should only pour lye into water and make sure to go slowly while stirring. Don’t let these precautions scare you though. You will be perfectly fine as long as you are wearing your safety gear and are being cautious!

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: How to Create a Soap RecipeHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: How to Create a Soap Recipe

There are all kinds of properties that you may want to have in your batch of soap. Many people want to know how to make moisturizing soap, how to make sensitive skin soap, or any other properties. The best way to do it is formulate your very own soap recipe and the simplest way to create your very own uniquely perfect soap recipe is the Soap Calculator. All you have to do is enter the oils and butters that you will be using in the recipe and it will tell you all the characteristics of the bar before you even make it. From this point you can tweak the amounts or switch out an ingredient to create a batch that is just right.


How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Adding Scent to CP Soap

While many of the same scents can be used in both CP and MP soaps, there are more factors to consider for cold process soap. Again, you can either use a fragrance oil or an essential oil. But, the fragrance oil’s have the potential to change the consistency and emulsification of your batch. So, you have to be wary of ricing, where the batch clumps and looks like rice pudding. Also, a scent could cause acceleration. This is when the trace happens sooner, which is when the soap emulsifies. The batch will get thick enough to leave a trace of soap on top of the batch after scooping some out and drizzling it back in. Lastly, you could have separation of the fragrance or discoloration of your finished soap.

Some fragrance oils won’t cause any issues and others may cause a few of these issues, its all about the chemical make up. For instance, vanilla scents will often discolor to a dark color due to the vanillin and may need a Vanilla White Stabilizer. If you are curious about a specific fragrance oil, then head over to the Natures Garden YouTube channel. We have tested every scent in one of our soap recipes to show exactly how the scent performs in soap! While we do have a brief explanation of the scent performance on each Fragrance’s page, this allows you to actually see whats happening to the soap.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Coloring CP SoapHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Coloring CP Soap

Again, you can use either herbs or soap pigments to color you soaps. There a few pigmented herbs that can be used to naturally color your soap. In our coloring class, we have options you can use for creating yellow, green, brown, red, and purple hues. But, we have found that Da Bomb and FUN soap colorants are more stable and vivid in cold process soap. While these colorants are created in a laboratory now, they  are able to create versions that are more pure and better than what was previously mined. One example of CP soap that takes the best of both options is the Total Hot Man CP Soap Recipe, which includes Activated Charcoal and Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Choosing a CP Soap MoldHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Choosing a CP Soap Mold

Once your batch of cold process soap has reached trace and is ready to pour, it will be hot. So, you are going to need to make sure that your mold can handle it. Otherwise, your soap mold could end up melting and making a big mess. This means that it would be unlikely that you will be able to make small cold process guest soaps. However, most Mold Market Soap Molds will hold up just fine! Also, all of the SIlicone Soap Molds are sturdy enough to handle the soap. If you are looking to create a loaf of soap, then you may want to try the Silicone Soap Mold- 4 Loaf Molds. Alternatively, you can use a mold like the Silicone Soap Mold- 6 Cavity Flower to create individual bars in fun designs.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Recipes for Cold Process Soap MakingHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Recipes for Cold Process Soap Making

If you aren’t ready to create your very own formulations yet, then feel free to try out one of Natures Garden’s very own recipes! We have all kinds of different types of Cold Process Soap Recipes that you can choose between. Furthermore, you could enter a batch of soap we have created into the soap calculator and change a few ingredients. This would be a great to practice formulating recipes. Also, you may want to try out our Beginners Cold Process Soap Recipe if this is your first time with CP soap. Whether you make your own recipe or start with ours, you are sure to find what you need to create soap that you will love. 

 

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Talk to UsHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Talk to Us

We hope that this blog has been helpful in getting all of you beginning soap makers started. If you have any more questions about anything regarding soap making, then definitely reach out to us! You can find us at the Natures Garden store or online on any of our social media pages. We can answer any questions on our Facebook page. Also, you can reach out to us on Twitter and Instagram with @ngscents. Plus, we would love to see what fun soap creations you have been able to make. Can’t wait to hear from you!

Dec
19

Meadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits


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Meadowfoam Seed Oil BenefitsMeadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits

Since you are creating your own homemade bath and body recipes, you can tailor your products to fit your exact needs. The only thing is that you can’t create products that don’t fit your needs without learning about the properties of your chosen cosmetic oil. Each of the cosmetic oils available at Natures Garden contains different kinds of nutrients. Each of the different types of cosmetic oil will be able to nourish your body in a variety of ways. If you understand the ways that your oils can care for your body, then you will be able to chose the perfect cosmetic ingredients for your bath and body product. So, we are going to share the Meadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits that you can use in your homemade products. 

Meadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits: Origins of This Cosmetic OilMeadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits: Origins of This Cosmetic Oil

This lovely cosmetic ingredient comes from the Meadowfoam plant. Not only does plant lead to an amazing cosmetic oil, but this is a lovely plant with very pretty flowers! In fact, you can grow your very own beautiful Meadowfoam Seed Oil flowers at home. If you would like to grow this plant at home, then you can check out the How to grow White Meadowfoam article by Folia. This article is perfect for getting tips and advice on how to perfectly grow this lovely plant at home.

Meadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Your Bath and Body Products

Of course, you can use this amazing cosmetic oil to create your very own homemade cosmetic products. Each of the lovely cosmetic ingredients have a unique set of properties that can be used to create skin-loving products. Some cosmetic oils are more conditioning then others and others are perfect for those with sensitive skin. So, we are going to share the properties that Meadowfoam Seed Oil will have for a variety of bath and body products. This allows you to perfectly craft the cosmetic products that will be the best to care for your body!

Meadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Making Hair ConditionerMeadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Making Hair Conditioner

This lovely cosmetic oil is perfect for making your own homemade hair conditioner products. The nutrients that are contained in Meadowfoam Seed Oil will create a gorgeous hair conditioning recipe that is perfect for both your hair and scalp. This oil is able to sink down into the follicle of hair to nourish and strengthen the root of the hair and moisturizing the skin. Also, the oil is able to strengthen, soften, and care for your long, gorgeous locks of hair. So, this lovely cosmetic oil is able to nourish your hair from the root all the way down to the ends. So, this strong conditioning property is sure to both reduce the possibility of dandruff and lead to longer, healthier locks of hair!  You can use our perfectly crafted Hair Conditioner Recipe For Dark Hair to include this delightful cosmetic oil into your hair care regimen.

Meadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Cold Process Soap RecipesMeadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Cold Process Soap Recipes

Also, you can use this delightful cosmetic oil to create homemade cold process soap making. If you are looking for a moisturizing, skin-loving bar of soap, than this is a great oil to include in your recipes! In fact, this cosmetic oil can be used to superfat soap. These lovely properties Further, this cosmetic ingredient is perfect for increasing the life of your fragrance oil. Also, this cosmetic oil is amazing for resisting oxidation and isn’t prone to rancidity. This means that your soap is likely to have a longer shelf life. If you’d like to try out this ingredient, then you can try either our Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe or the Energize Cold Process Soap Recipe.

Meadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Making Lotions and ScrubsMeadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Making Lotions and Scrubs

Another fun way that you can use this wonderful cosmetic oil is to create great skin conditioning products, like lotions, scrubs, or body creams. In fact, this cosmetic oil is a perfect way for you to care for your skin. First of all, this cosmetic lotion ingredient is able to sink into the skin very quickly. This means that you won’t be left a greasy feeling on your skin, but you will gain all the benefits of a very moisturizing lotion. This cosmetic oil could help repair the most dry, damaged skin in almost no time at all!  You can use this lovely cosmetic oil to craft some moisturizing and skin-loving products, like our Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe and our Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe.

Meadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Creating Lip Care ProductsMeadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Creating Lip Care Products

Obviously, you will want your lip care to be perfectly moisturizing that will leave your lips feeling gorgeously smooth. Creating luscious lip care products is just another wonderful way to use this cosmetic oil. Meadowfoam Seed Oil is full of nutrients that will soothe even the most dry, cracked lips. You are going to love the way this oil glides and feel of your lip balm during application. But, you are going to love the feeling of your lips after using this cosmetic oil even more! If you would like to try out this lovely cosmetic oil in your own lip care products, then you can try out our Honey Vanilla Lip Balm Recipe.

Meadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Bath ProductsMeadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Bath Products

Another delightful way to use this cosmetic oil is to create bath products, like bath bombs, bath fizzies, or bath melts. These wonderful diy bath recipes are perfect for bringing  a bit of self care into your life. Not only do you get the chance to sit back and relax in the bathtub, but your skin will be able to get moisturized and nourished without any of the effort. This will leave your skin and your nerves feeling absolutely perfect. Further, this cosmetic oil is especially amazing for bath bombs! Not only is this fun product fizzy and beautiful, but it is wonderful for your skin. If you would like to try Meadowfoam Seed Oil in a bath bomb, then you may want to try out our lovely Bubbling Bath Bomb Recipe.

Meadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Your Body

Not only will this cosmetic oil benefit your homemade bath and body products, but the lovely Meadowfoam Seed Oil is moisturizing, nourishing, and great for your body. So, this cosmetic oil is perfect for creating bath and body products that really care for your skin and hair. While every cosmetic oil that we carry benefits the body in some way, each is unique and provides different properties. These properties don’t only impact the quality of your homemade products, but determine the effect this cosmetic oil has on your body. So, let’s determine whether this cosmetic oil is perfect for your needs. We can do this by going over some of the benefits this oil has for your skin and hair, which can help you figure out which oils that your body needs the most!

Meadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Conditioning the SkinMeadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Conditioning the Skin

Firstly, this delightful cosmetic oil is perfect for moisturizing your skin. This cosmetic ingredient contains nutrients that will provide you with healthier skin. Further, this cosmetic oil is similar to our body’s natural oils. This means that this cosmetic oil is better suited to care for the skin. Plus, this similarity allows Meadowfoam Seed Oil to absorb deep down into the skins very quickly. Meaning that this oil’s nutrients will be able to be utilized quicker than normal. Also, this similarity will make sure that this oil doesn’t leave a greasy feeling on the skin, which is prevented by the cosmetic oil sinking into the skin. So, this cosmetic oil provides you with all the beneficial nutrients without any annoyances.

Meadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Moisturizing the FaceMeadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Moisturizing the Face

Further, you can use this wonderful cosmetic oil to nourish and care for your face. While many cosmetic oil are great for conditioning your skin, this cosmetic oil is one of the few that is perfect for the sensitive skin of your face. This cosmetic oil is very similar to your skin’s natural oils. This makes Meadowfoam Seed Oil a great oil for caring for your face, which it can do without any of the drawbacks. So, this cosmetic oil won’t clog your pores or lead to any nasty break outs. This leaves you with gorgeous, nourished skin that is clear and beautiful.

Meadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Reducing BlackheadsMeadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Reducing Blackheads

Also, you can use this cosmetic oil to create more clear, clean skin. Meadowfoam Seed Oil is known to help break down blackheads. This oil is able to sink down into your pores and help your body remove these pesky impurities. The cosmetic oil is thought to break down the blackheads that clog your pores and allow your skin to remove these undesirable impurities. So, this wonderful cosmetic ingredient would be perfect for including in your typical skin care regimen.

Meadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Soothing SkinMeadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Soothing Skin

Not only is this cosmetic oil great for moisturizing your skin, but this lovely cosmetic oil can be used to soothe irritated skin. This cosmetic oil has anti-inflammatory properties that are perfect for reducing inflammation related skin issues, like eczema. The nutrients in this cosmetic oil have been known to soothe the itching and burning that comes with these skin issues. Also, this cosmetic oil has been said to reduce redness, too. So, this is a perfect to add to your homemade inflammation remedies.

Meadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Reducing Signs of AgingMeadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Reducing Signs of Aging

One wonderful beneficial property that this cosmetic oil can provide is reducing signs of aging in the skin. Since this delightful cosmetic oil is perfect for moisturizing the skin, this oil is able to sink into the skin quickly to nourish the skin. This cosmetic ingredient will provide your deep layers of skin with amazing nutrients, like Vitamin E and antioxidants. Furthermore, this cosmetic oil is great for balancing the production of sebum, which is a natural oil that your body creates, to perfectly moisturize your skin. aging This will provide your skin with the nutrients you need to rejuvenate and reduce wrinkles.

Meadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Reducing Stretch Marks and ScarsMeadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Reducing Stretch Marks and Scars

Further, this lovely cosmetic oil has been known to reduce the visibility of stretch marks and scars. Since this cosmetic ingredient is full of wonderful nutrients for the skin, it is perfect for helping the damaged skin heal. Overtime, even permanent skin damage will begin to fade. But, these added nutrients, like Vitamin E, can help your marks fade faster than your skin normally would. So, adding Meadowfoam Seed Oil to recipes used for your skin will allow you to add these extra nutrients directly to this damaged skin and lead to a lighter mark overtime.

Meadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Healthy HairMeadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Healthy Hair

Another benefit of this cosmetic oil is nourishing the hair. This cosmetic oil is perfect for creating hair that looks and feels absolutely healthy. The nutrients in this cosmetic ingredient will provide your hair with a gorgeous shine and a softer feel. Plus, this cosmetic oil is perfect for nourishing your scalp and leading to healthier hair from root to end. So,, this is a perfect oil to add to your daily hair care routine.

Meadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Thickening EyelashesMeadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits for Thickening Eyelashes

Not only is this lovely cosmetic oil great for creating healthy hair, but Meadowfoam Seed Oil is great for making your eyelashes thicker, too. The nutrients that are in is this delightful cosmetic oil are perfect for your lashes. This oil will lead you to  bolder, healthier, lashes that are even more beautiful. These extra conditioning and nutrients will lead to lashes that are longer and thicker. So, this is the perfect cosmetic ingredient for creating a homemade eyelash growth serum.

Meadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits: Contact UsMeadowfoam Seed Oil Benefits: Contact Us

We hope that you enjoy this cosmetic oil as much as we do. If have used Meadowfoam Seed Oil in your own cosmetic oils, then we would love to hear about your experience. Also, you can check out all of our bath and body products that contain this cosmetic oil on our Meadowfoam Seed Oil page of the website. Additionally, you can find us easily on social media, like Facebook. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on Twitter or Instagram. Hope to hear from your soon!

Dec
11

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe


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Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap RecipeStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe

With Valentine’s Day not too far away, you might be thinking about the soap you will be creating.  Perhaps you are testing new fragrance oils to add to your cp soap line.  Now is the time to your Valentines cold process soaps ready so that they have time to cure.  So, we thought this recipe might help you out.  Our strawberries and champagne cp soap recipe uses, what else, Natures Garden’s Strawberries and Champagne Type Fragrance Oil.  This swirled soap recipe uses magenta, red, and champagne colored soap in these loaves.  In addition, we added both strawberries and champagne bottle embeds to top the soap off.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Lye
Sunflower Oil
Shea Butter
Macadamia Nut Oil
Lanolin Oil USP Liquid
Sweet Almond Oil
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Mango Butter
Apricot Kernel Oil
Strawberry and Champagne Type Fragrance Oil
Silicone 4 Loaf Mold
Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible
Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Champagne Bottle Embed Mold
24K Gold Mica Pigment
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
Ultramarine FUN Soap Colorant
Cutter for Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety GLOVES for Soap Making- 1 pair
Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
Safety MASK for Soap Making- 2 count
THERMOMETER
White 8 oz Bullet Bottle
24/410 Fine Mist Sprayer

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Other Equipment and Supplies You Will Need

Scale
Water
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Stick Blender
Rubber Spatula
Granulated Sugar
Rubbing Alcohol (in a spray bottle)
Vinegar
Strawberries Mold (from www.flexiblemolds.com)

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Strawberry EmbedsStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Strawberry Embeds

First, we will prepare our strawberry embeds.  For this recipe, we will need about 15-20 strawberries for the top of our strawberries and champagne CP soap recipe.  We will use the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap when we prepare your strawberry embeds.  These strawberries will be red and used on top of our swirled strawberry and champagne soap.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for Your Strawberry Embeds

330 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
16 grams Strawberries and Champagne Type Fragrance Oil
5 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
2 drops Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Creating Your Strawberry EmbedsStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Creating Your Strawberry Embeds

First, weigh out 330 grams of your Natures Garden Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base.  Then, use your microwave oven to melt the soap.  You need to melt the soap in 30 second intervals until the base is in a liquid state.  Once your soap is melted, add 16 grams Strawberries and Champagne Type Fragrance Oil.  Stir to incorporate your Strawberry and Champagne Type Fragrance Oil.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Creating Your Strawberry EmbedsFinally, we will be adding the red color to the soap. So, to your melted soap base, add 5 drops of Natures Garden Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant and 2 drops of your Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant.  Then, once again, mix to incorporate the pink and red soap colorants.

 

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Creating Your Strawberry EmbedsLastly, pour the red soap base into the strawberries mold.  Once the soap is in the mold, spray your red soap with rubbing alcohol.  Spraying your soap with rubbing alcohol will help remove any air bubbles that are on the surface of the soap.  Allow the embeds to setup before removing the strawberries from your mold.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Champagne Bottle EmbedsStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Champagne Bottle Embeds

Now, we will prepare the champagne bottle embeds for the top of your cold process soap.  This time the embeds will be colored a shimmery gold.  Once again, we will be using Natures Garden’s Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  So, go ahead and get your soap out and ready to cut.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for Your Champagne Bottle Embeds

180 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
9 grams Strawberry and Champagne Fragrance Oil
A pinch of 24K Gold Diamond Dust (mixed with a few grams of Vegetable Glycerin)

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Creating Your Champagne Bottle EmbedsStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Creating Your Champagne Bottle Embeds

First, let’s prepare gold colorant that we will be using when creating your champagne bottle embeds.  In a small bowl, add just pinch, less than a gram, of 24K gold mica pigment and use a spoon to mix it with 3-4 grams of vegetable glycerin.  Set this aside, it will be used to color your soap once it is melted.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Creating Your Champagne Bottle EmbedsNext, weigh out 180 grams of your Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  Once again, melt your soap base in 30-second intervals until the soap is completely melted.  Then, add 9 grams Strawberry and Champagne Fragrance Oil.  Mix to incorporate the fragrance oil.  Finally, add the colorant you prepared.  Again, mix to incorporate the gold color.  Lastly, pour the melted soap base into the mold, spray it with rubbing alcohol, and allow it to setup.  Remove your champagne bottle embeds from the molds.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Creating Your CP Soap 

With the exception of the embeds you just created, your soap will be cold process soap.  You will be creating a total of four one pound loaves of soap.  If you have never made cold process soap before, click here For Basic CP Soap Making Class. Also, before attempting to make any cold process soap, please become familiar with Soap Making Safety Class.  Prior to starting, make sure you have all of the proper safety gear on.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Weights for CP Soap Ingredients

517 grams Water
196 grams Lye (Sodium Hydroxide)

272 grams Sunflower Oil
272 grams Mango Butter
244 grams Fractionated Coconut Oil
136 grams Apricot Kernel Oil
136 grams Shea Butter
27 grams Lanolin Oil USP Liquid
136 grams Macadamia Nut Oil
136 Sweet Almond Oil
91 grams Strawberries and Champagne Type Fragrance Oil

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Weights for CP Soap Colorants
Total Colorant Weights for Dark Magenta CP Soap:

14 grams Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
4 grams Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

Total Colorant Weights for Light Magenta CP Soap:

10 grams Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
1 gram Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

Total Colorant Weights for Red CP Soap:

10 grams Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
5 grams Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant

Total Colorant Weights for Champagne Colored CP Soap:

2 grams 24K Gold Mica Pigment
(mixed with a little bit of your oils)

Total Colorant Weights for White CP Soap:

20 grams Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible
(mixed with a little bit of your oils)

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Lye SolutionStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Lye Solution

First, we will be preparing our lye solution. In a mixing bowl weigh out 517 grams of your distilled water.  Then, slowly add 196 grams of lye (sodium hydroxide).  Next, slowly mix until all of your lye is dissolved.  Also, use caution and remember to always add your lye to the water.  You never want to add the water to the lye.  Once you have mixed your lye, you will need to wait for it to cool.  Let the temperature of your lye solution to drop to room temperature.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your OilsStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Oils

Next, we will prepare oil oils and butters.  Weigh out and melt 272 grams Sunflower Oil, 272 grams Mango Butter, 244 grams Fractionated Coconut Oil, 136 grams Apricot Kernel Oil, 136 grams Shea Butter, 136 grams Macadamia Nut Oil, 136 Sweet Almond Oil, and 27 grams Lanolin Oil USP Liquid.  Allow the temperature to drop to room temperature.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your ColorantsStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Colorants

While you are waiting, prepare the cp soap colorants.  You will need 5 bowls.  You will later be adding about 225 grams of soap batter to each bowl.  Make sure the bowls are large enough to add this amount.  Below will outline the colorants we used for this recipe.  Once you have prepared each bowl, you can set them aside, for now.  We will come back to them in just a bit.

Bowl 1:  14 grams Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
4 grams Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

Bowl 2:  10 grams Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
1 gram Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

Bowl 3:  10 grams Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
5 grams Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant

Bowl 4:  2 grams 24K Gold Mica Pigment (mixed with a little bit of your oils)

Bowl 5:  20 grams Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible (mixed with a little bit of your oils)

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Mixing Everything TogetherStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Mixing Everything Together

Next, we will be mixing everything together.  We will do this at room temperature.  When soaping at room temperature, your batter, in most cases, will thick much more slowly, than if you soap at a hotter temperature.  So, when you need more time to work, like when you are creating a swirled soap, we highly recommend soaping at room temperature.  Now, once both the lye solution and oils have come to room temperature, pour the lye solution into the bowl containing the oils.  Then, stick blend to emulsify them.  Finally, add 91 grams of Strawberry and Champagne Type Fragrance Oil.  Once again, stick blend your batter to incorporate the fragrance oil.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Separating Your Soap BatterStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Separating Your Soap Batter

Next, you will need to separate your soap batter.  We will be adding our soap batter to the bowls of colorants you prepared earlier. Most of the bowls need 225 grams of soap batter added.  However, the bowl containing the titanium dioxide should not have any batter added to it.  So, go ahead and add 225 grams of soap batter to each bowl, with the exception of the one containing titanium dioxide.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Separating Your Soap BatterOnce you have separated the colored portion, you will notice you have quite a bit of soap remaining in your larger bowl.  This larger portion, will all be white.  So, add the titanium dioxide to this bowl.  Stick blend to fully mix your colorant. Then, stick blend each of your colored bowls, starting with the lightest color, working your way to the darkest color.

Finally, we will be adding just a little bit of our white soap batter to the soap loaf itself.  You will need to separate 225 grams of your white soap batter.  This is the portion that will be used for our swirl.  Set your remaining larger portion of white batter aside.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Creating Your SwirlStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Creating Your Swirl

Now, you will be creating your swirl.  We will be creating an in the pot swirl.  This type of swirl is done right in your bowl, then poured into the mold.  So, you will first need an empty bowl.  Then, you will need to pour the contents of each of your 225 grams bowls of soap batter into the empty bowl.  However, you want to pour each color in various areas of the bowl.  We will start with your first color, this can be whichever color you choose.  Look at your bowl as if it were a clock.  Pour a little bit of the batter at 12:00, some at 3:00, a bit more at 6:00, etc. Repeat this process with each color until you have used all of your colored batter.  When you finish, the soap in the bowl will look sort of like a color wheel.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Creating Your SwirlLastly, you will need to swirl your soap batter.  This really is as simple as it sounds.  All you will need is a rubber spatula.  Place the spatula in your bowl and swirl in a clockwise manner.  Swirl until you are satisfied with your swirls.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Pouring Your Soap
Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Pouring Your Soap

Next, you will be pouring your soap batter into the mold.  You will need the silicone four loaf mold in front of you.  Pour your soap batter into each cavity of your mold.  Lightly tap the mold on the table to release any air bubbles.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Topping Your SoapStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Topping Your Soap

Finally, you will be topping your soap.  We will add a white fluffy soap on top along with strawberries and champagne bottles.  First, you will need the white soap batter you set aside earlier.  You want to wait until your white soap batter is at a thick frosting like consistency.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Topping Your Soap

Place the white soap batter on top of the swirled soap.  Use your spoon to create peaks in the white soap.  You will need to top each of your four loaves.  So, make sure you do not use more white soap than you need to.

 

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Topping Your Soap
Then, you will be topping your soap with the embeds you created earlier.  So, place strawberries on each loaf.  You want to place about four or five strawberries on each loaf.  Then, place a champagne bottle right next to each strawberry.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Using Your SoapStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Using Your Soap

Allow your soaps to setup for 24-48 hours.  Then, remove the soap from the molds.  Slice each of your soap loaves using your mitre box and cutter.  Finally, you will want to allow your soap to cure before using it.

Oct
23

NG Cashmere & Silk Type Fragrance Oil


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NG Cashmere & Silk Type Fragrance OilNG Cashmere & Silk Type Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

NG Cashmere & Silk Type Fragrance Oil is a sensual scent by Natures Garden. This lovely fragrance oil keeps our customers coming back for more.  A reviewer has stated, “This is a keeper! Smells better than the fabric softener. Great as a lotion and spray, really strong and long lasting. Don’t get rid of this one!” Try it for yourself and see what everyone is talking about.

What Does NG Cashmere & Silk Type Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a soft and sensual bouquet of creamy French vanilla with sandalwood, patchouli, and musk accented by rose, violet, apricot, and creamy coconut milk.

How Do Our Customers Use NG Cashmere & Silk Type Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

Room scent crafters can use this delicate and sensual fragrance oil to create their own recipes. Both potpourri and incense can use this fragrance oil at a rate of 50% for their scenting. Additionally, this relaxing fragrance oil creates wonderful Smelly Jelly jars. Homemade cleaning products can be scented with a maximum fragrance concentration of 5% for this scent. Also, aroma beads will retain a nice and strong scent for this fragrance oil.

NG Cashmere & Silk Type Fragrance Oil Candle Color SuggestionFurther, a variety of different types of wax creations can be made with this gorgeous fragrance oil. Candles made with vegetable waxes or paraffin waxes can use up to 10% NG Cashmere & Silk Type Fragrance Oil. If you wish to add a color to your candle creations, then you may use any of our Spectrum Liquid Candle Dyes or color blocks. Although, we do suggest adding no colorant.  We feel a white candle color will be perfect for this scent. Just remember to never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

How Do Our Customers Use NG Cashmere & Silk Type Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Customers can use this soft scent to create all kinds of different bath and body products. Bath gels, bath oils, lotions, different kinds of soaps, perfumes, and other types of bath and body products can be created with no more than 5% of this fragrance oil. If you want to add color to any of your bath and body products, then you can use any of our FUN Soap Colorants.  However, our recommendation is to leave it in its natural state.  We feel keeping it white in color represents NG Cashmere & Silk Type Fragrance Oil nicely.

NG Cashmere & Silk Type Fragrance Oil CP Soap DiscolorationNot only is this scent good for melt and pour soaps, it will work very well in cold process soap recipes. Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have proved to us that this fragrance oil is fantastic for this method of creating soap. First of all, this scent will work perfectly for a batch that will be used to create swirled soaps. A batch that uses this scent will have no ricing, no separation, and no acceleration. While this scent has quite a few floral notes and floral scents typically accelerate, we have observed no acceleration with this fragrance oil!  The final soap will maintain a nice and sweet strong floral scent and the bars will discolor to a dark chocolate hue. Due to the 2.7% concentration of vanillin, it is possible to reduce some of the discoloration by adding vanilla white stabilizer.

NG Cashmere & Silk Type Fragrance Oil RecipeFinally, both homemade candle makers and those making bath and body products that enjoy this fragrance oil should definitively check out this romantic Massage Candle Recipe! This recipe produces the perfect candles to set the mood for a well deserved massage. All you have to do if find yourself a willing masseuse or masseur.

Sep
15

Red Currant Fragrance Oil


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Red Currant Fragrance OilRed Currant Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Red Currant Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a unique berry scent that will add a bit of excitement to your scented product line!  This crisp, bright berry scent will send you into a whirlwind of sensory sensation, as its distinctly vibrant scent stands out like nothing you’ve smelled before.  A perfect 5-star rating given by our customers tells us that this scent is berry impressive!  But don’t just take it from us!  A valued customer from Birmingham, AL writes “SWEET, TART and STRONG. This scent is too good to believe. A new favorite. I didn’t think anything could beat Pomegranate or Strawberry Passion. This scent is better than any fruit scents I have tried in awhile. A must for candles and bath & body products.”  Add this to your berry-based product line and you’ll be more than satisfied!

What Does Red Currant Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Red Currant Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a bright, unique berry fragrance that begins with top notes of red and black currants, cassis, and strawberries.  A sweet, deep floral rose mixed with base notes of oakmoss and musk add character to this already defining scent!

How Do Our Customers use Red Currant Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Products?

Red Currant Fragrance Oil will add a lot of juice to your room scenting products!  Products such as incense, potpourri, and Smelly Jellies can use this fragrance oil as 50% of the total recipe. This fragrance oil also performs exceptionally well in aroma beads.  Wax based products, such as candles and tarts, will perform exceptionally well when up to 10% fragrance oil is incorporated in your recipe.  This scent performs wonderfully in Joy and Wow Wax, and will also perform well in soy wax.  If you wish to color your candle wax, we recommend using six drops of red liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax, or your could shred a small amount of a red color block into your melted wax.  Remember, do not use crayons to color your wax as they will clog your wick, preventing the candle from properly burning.

How Do Our Customers use Red Currant Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Products?

Red Currant Fragrance Oil is the perfect choice for juicy, luscious bath and body products!  Bath gels, bath bombs, and bathtime oils perform perfectly when 5% of this berry fragrance oil is used.  Using a maximum recommended amount of 5% fragrance oil, our customers create luscious homemade perfumes and body sprays, or lotions and creams.  Customers also make their own household cleaning supplies with a maximum of 5% fragrance oil.

Red Currant Fragrance Oil is juicy enough to quench the thirst of all of your soaping needs!  Homemade soap makers can use up to 5% in cold process soaps or melt and pour soap recipes.  Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results show that this fragrance had a perfect pour!  There was no acceleration, no ricing, no separation, and no discoloration!  This scent is absolutely amazing in CP soap!  Wonderfully strong and fresh, this scent shines through in cured soap! If you wish to color your soap, we recommend using red soap dye according to your specification.  Remember, never use candle dye to color your bath and body products as they are not body safe.

 

Aug
30

Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance Oil


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Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance OilWintery Candy Apple Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance Oil is a complex fruit scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is a blend of fun fruity homemade candy apples with cinnamon, neroli, musk, and a few earthy aromas that take this fragrance oil from a simple and sweet scent to a perfect winter scent that still maintains delicious and sweet fruity notes. Many of our customers have enjoyed this scent already and we hope that you will as well!

What Does Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a fun fragrance that begins with top notes of crispy apple, pineapple, and zests of orange; followed by middle notes of neroli and cinnamon;  embodied with base notes of sandalwood, fresh musk, bamboo, and patchouli.

How Do Our Customers Use Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

Room scents air freshener recipes can be created with this sweet winter fragrance oil. First of all, you can make homemade potpourri and make natural incense with up to 50% of this aroma. Homemade household cleaners can use up to 5% of this fruity fragrance oil. Fragrance beads can successfully include this seasonal fragrance oil.  Additionally, strongly scented aroma bead ornaments and smelly jelly crystal recipes can be created.

This apple scent can be used to create the most fragrant candles. Utilize both Wow wax and Joy wax for wonderfully scented homemade candles. Scented soy candles can be created with this winter fragrance oil. Also, both palm pillar wax and Pillar of Bliss can be used in pillar and wax melt recipes.  If you would like to use our coloring suggestion, then use either six drops of red liquid candle dye or a small amount of a shredded red color block per 4 pounds of wax. You can use a different coloring method as long as you avoid using crayons as they clog wicks.

How Do Our Customers Use Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Natural bath and body products can include this wonderful, winter time fragrance oil. Scented bath oils, bath gels, bath bombs, and other homemade bath and body recipes can be scented with no more than 5% of this fragrance oil. Also, this candy scent can be added to scented lotions, massage oils, and body butters using up to 5% fragrance.

Natures Garden’s Cold Process Soap Testing Results for this complex fruit fragrance oil have shown to be great for this method of creating soap from scratch. Soap batches that use this scent will have no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation. Further, the aroma has shown to remain strong after the curing process and the bars will discolor to a tan hue. We would suggest using your preferred amount of red liquid soap dye in you bath and body products. Just remember that candles can’t be used if you want to try a different coloring method.

Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance Oil Soap RecipeLastly, if you’re looking for a creative melt and pour soap recipe that both looks and smells delicious, then you are going to want to check out our Candied Apple Soap Recipe! This fairly simple soap recipe is adorable and perfect for our Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance Oil. Whether it’s actually winter or not, these delightful candy apple soaps are sure to be a hit!