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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
19

20 Craft Ideas for St Patricks Day


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20 Craft Ideas for St. Patricks Day20 Craft Ideas for St. Patricks Day

Since Saint Patricks Day is right around the corner from us, we have some recipes themed for the holiday we wanted to share. We love being creative all year round, but we think there is no time better for it than on and around the holidays! There are so many different crafts you can make for each holiday. Today we are going to be talking about 20 Craft Ideas for St. Patricks Day. All of these have been handmade by the staff here at Natures Garden and include candles, soap, bath bombs and more. St. Patricks Day can be such a fun time and we had a blast making holiday themed projects. We hope you enjoy each of our ideas!

St. Patricks Day Candle RecipeSt. Patricks Day Candle Recipe

The first recipe we want to dive into is this St. Patricks Day Candle. You will need to get our Golden Foods Soy Wax 464 in the ten pound size, beeswax white pastilles, NG Aloe and White Lilac Fragrance Oil, and green spectrum liquid candle dye. The fragrance in this candle is layered with top notes of petitgrain, bergamot, and ozonic notes. There are middle notes of tuberose, lilac, and lily of the valley. The base notes include musk, oak moss, amber, and sweet vanilla. This is a fun recipe that does not take up too much time. It smells great and is a perfect representation of Saint Patricks Day with the four leaf clover!

Mint Chocolate Chip Chip Ice Cream Bath Fizzies RecipeMint Chocolate Chip Chip Ice Cream Bath Fizzies Recipe

Next, is our mint chocolate chip bath fizzies recipe. These are a fun alternative to traditional round bath bombs. With this recipe, you can make 24 mini bath fizzy scoops! The directions are super simple to follow and this is a great place to start if you are a beginner. These tiny ice cream scoops work very similarly to bath bombs. They use the same common ingredients such as baking soda, citric acid, and corn starch to create fizzing and bubbles in the bath. Other ingredients used to make these include shea butter, grape seed oil, and Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil. This fragrance is the perfect scent for these minty scoops. They smell like a combination of peppermint, vanilla, and bittersweet chocolate. All you need to do is pop these in the bath and you will be ready to go!

Pistachio Melt and Pour Soap RecipePistachio Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

As you are probably aware, melt and pour soap is one of the easiest recipes you can make! Our website has several exciting soap recipes just like this one. This pistachio melt and pour recipe was made with our diamond clear base in combination with our cocoa butter base. These both add a nice creamy lather and soapy suds to your finished product. We scented our soap with the very fitting Natures Garden Original Pistachio Pudding Cake Fragrance Oil. Your soap will smell like pistachios, almonds, honey, heliotrope, and a creamy vanilla custard. When it is finished, your pistachio melt and pour soap will look good enough to eat!

Rainbow Bath Salts RecipeRainbow Bath Salts Recipe

This is one of my favorite bath recipes at Natures Garden! These rainbow bath salts look spectacular from the way that they are layered in the jars. This recipe is the perfect representation of the rainbow you find a pot of gold at the end of! We scented these bath salts with our Celestial Fragrance Oil, which is a layered fragrance. It has top notes of orange, eucalyptus, and pineapple. The middle notes include violet, sage, thyme, lily, and jasmine. The woodsy base notes are cedar, sandalwood, patchouli, musk, oakmoss, and vetiver. One of the ingredients for these bath salts is SCI, which is why these will leave your skin feeling silky smooth.

Golden Clover Bath Bombs RecipeGolden Clover Bath Bombs Recipe

Next, we are introducing these golden clover bath bombs. These are the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! This recipe creates four bath bombs that smell like Ginger Lime Fragrance Oil. We colored these using our Yellow Oxide FUN soap colorant, and coated them in 24K gold mica pigment to make them shimmer! When you add these fizzy bombs to the bath, you will see some tiny specks of gold and feel extra luxurious.

St. Patty's Day Cold Process Soap RecipeSt. Patty’s Day Cold Process Soap Recipe

The next recipe is our St. Patty’s Day themed cold process soap. It uses our English Ivy Fragrance Oil, which is a combination of morning dew, green forest notes, a touch of floral, and earthy musk. This fragrance truly represents the greenery scent of St. Patricks Day. We used oils with great qualities to them in this soap, including coconut 76, palm, castor, olive pomace, and sweet almond. Each provides different benefits to the soap, but make great additions to lather and conditioning properties for your skin!

Green Beer Candle RecipeGreen Beer Candle Recipe

One of the traditions of Saint Patricks Day is to drink green beer. Since we already had made a regular beer candle, we wanted to create a green beer candle for this holiday! We have the perfect fragrance oil for this St. Patty’s recipe, called Green Irish, which is comparable to the ever popular Green Irish Tweed. There are very few ingredients involved with this candle, which makes it an easy recipe to follow and recreate. We have separate instructions listed for the beer froth if you would like to add this touch!

Spearmint Soap RecipeSpearmint Soap Recipe

I personally love the smell of spearmint, and if you do too, you will really enjoy this soap recipe. Our Spearmint Fragrance Oil has a refreshing minty aroma, which is believed to carry benefits to improve concentration and productivity. This spearmint soap combines quality oils with shea butter and spearmint leaf to create a soap that feels and is great for your skin.

Pot O Gold Candle RecipePot O Gold Candle Recipe

This pot o gold candle recipe is another one of my favorites! It is an absolutely adorable product that is so fun to create. We used several colors from our spectrum liquid candle dyes to make this, including red, black, yellow, blue, green, and purple. When you light your candle it smells of Green Clover and Aloe. It has a fresh citrus and jasmine scent complimented by a woodsy sweet musk background.

Clam Shell Kiwi Sugar Cubes RecipeClam Shell Kiwi Sugar Cubes Recipe

These kiwi sugar cubes are so easy to make! They are made with grape seed oil, apricot kernel oil, coconut oil 76, shea butter melt and pour soap, along with a few more ingredients. Our fruity Kiwi Fragrance Oil was also used to scent these sugar cubes. These are great to use on the body, but maybe too harsh to use on the face. All you need to do is break some of the cubes out of their container, run underwater, and apply to your skin!

Mojito Bath Bomb RecipeMojito Bath Bomb Recipe

Another one of our recipes is this mojito scented bath bomb. Our Mojito Fragrance Oil is a best seller and is a nice combination of lime, sugar, mint leaves, and rum. This is one of our more herbal homemade recipes, involving different clay powders and our spearmint leaf, cut and sifted. When you make this recipe, you will get seven bath bombs out of it.

Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask RecipeLucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe

Now for a change of pace, we will talk about our lucky leprechaun facial mask! If you are involved in this industry, you probably are really interested in skincare products. This face mask is a great addition to any skincare routine because it exfoliates, moisturizes, and refreshes the skin. It contains French green clay, Bentonite clay, and Spirulina powders, along with some essential oils and leaf powders. The combination of quality cosmetic ingredients in this mask will really freshen up the surfaces of your skin.

Rose Petal Bath Melts RecipeRose Petal Bath Melts Recipe

Our rose petal bath melts are definitely a game changer. With a combination of shea butter, mango butter, and cocoa butter, these are moisturizing to the extreme degree. Our recipe makes 12 herbal bath melts that contain both rose petals and parsley leaf. We used another Natures Garden Original fragrance for these, Coco Mango. You will come out of the bath smelling fruity with strawberry, mango, papaya, coconut, and vanilla.

Lime Cupcake Cold Process Soap RecipeLime Cupcake Cold Process Soap Recipe

We are always finding inspiration from food and dessert recipes we see online. These lime cupcake cold process soaps look and smell like authentic cupcakes! They are scented with our Agave Lime Fragrance Oil and topped with melt and pour lime slices, which add even more to its authenticity.

Rainbow Bubble Bars RecipeRainbow Bubble Bars Recipe

We have even more bath recipes for you, like these rainbow bubble bars that are so unique. This is another recipe that we added SCI into, which helps these to soften the skin and leave it feeling like silk. Taking a bath with these is nice and relaxing. They have been scented with our Rain Fragrance Oil, which contains notes of wisteria, lily of the valley, hyacinth, and musk.

Green Apple Candy Bath Bomb RecipeGreen Apple Candy Bath Bomb Recipe

This green apple candy bath bomb is an easy recipe to prepare. It is made using baking soda, citric acid, Epsom salt, bentonite clay, and apricot kernel oil. We scented it with another one of our best selling fragrance oils, Green Apple Candy, which smells delicious. To get the light green color we desired these to have, we mixed together our Kelly Green and Neon Green FUN soap colorants.

Leprechaun Hat Soap RecipeLeprechaun Hat Soap Recipe

Our leprechaun hat soap is one of my favorites that we are talking about today. This craft is absolutely perfect for St. Patricks Day because it cannot get much more festive than this. This soap was made with the Diamond Clear base and Yogurt base, which provide lather, exfoliation, and softening properties. It takes a few of our molds to create this hat shape: the 6 cavity muffin, square, and basic square molds. The soap smells of the delicious Apple Happy Camper Candy Fragrance Oil, which is a combination of several fruits.

Rainbow Melt and Pour Soap RecipeRainbow Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

This rainbow melt and pour soap is another one that is a bit more advanced. It is a regular melt and pour at the bottom, topped with a whipped soap base, and a handmade rainbow piece. This is a very fun recipe to make and allows you to explore your creative side, so have fun with it!

Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bars RecipeBasil Sage Mint Bubble Bars Recipe

These basil sage mint bubble bars are very similar to the rainbow bubble bars. It will make you eight bars that provide skin softening properties from the SCI they contain. We also added peppermint leaf powder and basil leaf to give them an herbal element.

Castile Hot Process Soap RecipeCastile Hot Process Soap Recipe

Lastly, we wanted to mention one of our hot process soap recipes, since we have been talking about melt and pour and cold process. Hot process cures much faster than cold process because an element of heat is added. This green castile soap uses the natural moisturizer sodium lactate, spirulina powder, and olive oil pomace. This is a great soap to use on all skin types.

Best St. Patricks Day Desserts

Since we have introduced to you 20 of our craft recipes for St. Patricks Day, we thought we’d share some food recipes as well! This Good House Keeping blog written by Gabriella Vigoreaux and Amanda Garrity gives more than forty St. Patricks Day themed dessert ideas! Some of the best ones they mention are Lucky Charms Ice Cream Sandwiches, Irish Cream Macarons, and a Shamrock Shake. These desserts make for perfect party dishes for this upcoming holiday!

 

Natures Garden is not responsible for the performance of any of the recipes provided on our website. Testing is the responsibility of our customers. If you plan to resell any of the recipes that we provide, it’s your responsibility to follow all FDA regulations. We cannot offer any advice on where to buy the products and ingredients listed in our recipes if they are not sold by Natures Garden. When you use our 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
10

Coconut Oil For Soap Making


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Coconut Oil for Soap MakingCoconut Oil for Soap Making

Soap making is a fun process that anyone can enjoy picking up. This hobby is open to so much creativity and there are many benefits that can come of it. There are many ways to use coconut oil for soap making, and many benefits that coconut oil can contribute to your soap. Some of these benefits can range from skin remedies to moisturizing qualities. There are also certain ways that coconut oil is used in the soap making process, and different types of soap that it works best with. Some recipes using coconut oil are also shared, and they highlight the uses of coconut oil and many other unique features associated with the recipe. Out of all of the recipes, compare the difference that coconut oil makes compared to the other oils. As you can tell, coconut oil has many uses when used in the soap making process.

Properties of Coconut Oil

You extract coconut oil from copra. Copra is the dried inner flesh of the coconut. There are many properties of coconut oil that makes it a wonderful choice to use in your bath and body products. There are three fatty acids that make up this oil: capric acid, lauric acid, and caprylic acid. These fatty acids can provide many great benefits for your skin. There are many healthy saturated fats that make up coconut oil. These saturated fats have been known to promote weight loss and provide your body and brain with quick energy.

There are two types of coconut oils carried at Nature’s Garden: Coconut Oil 76 and Fractionated Coconut Oil. Fractionated coconut oil contains medium-chain triglycerides that allow it to stay liquid at lower temperatures than the coconut oil 76. Coconut oil 76 also contains more fatty acids like: Myristic, Palmitic, and Stearic which give it different properties. One of the properties is that it doesn’t blend in with other oils as well as fractionated coconut oil does. Both forms of coconut oil have their own benefit, it’s up to you to decide which one you need.

 

Benefits of Coconut Oil in SoapBenefits of Coconut Oil in Soap

There are many benefits that coconut oil can provide to your soap recipe. One benefit that coconut oil has is that it is a great natural moisturizer. Using soap with coconut oil in the shower will help your cracked and dry skin. You can reduce fungal growth, bacteria, and inflammation with coconut oil. This will allow your skin to stay clear of anything that can damage it. Also, your skin won’t suffer from malicious odors that are associated with these infections. There are many naturally occurring fatty acids in coconut oil as mentioned above. These fatty acids have been known to be restorative to dry and cracked skin. Other skin issues that this oil has been known to reduce include eczema, cuts, burns, athlete’s foot, and many more. Give this oil a try in some of our soap recipes, and see how well it benefits you.

How to Use Coconut Oil in Soap

Nature’s Garden has many different types of soap that use coconut oil. Coconut oil’s benefits most when used in cold process soap, but can also be used in melt and pour soap too. The many fatty acids contained in coconut oil easily emulsify with water, so using coconut oil is a plus in making soap. Some of the properties that coconut oil contributes to the soap in the process is hardness, cleansing, and bubbly lather. Many other properties are described in this Soaping Oil Properties page. You shouldn’t add more than 30% coconut oil to your recipe. See how easy it was to make your soap when you added coconut oil into the process. Coconut oil has many benefits in the soap making process and when used on your skin.

 

Holiday Pomegranate Cold Process Soap RecipeCoconut Oil for Soap Making – Holiday Pomegranate Cold Process Soap Recipe

The first featured soap recipe that uses coconut oil is our Holiday Pomegranate Cold Process Soap Recipe. As mentioned above, cold process soap recipes seem to benefit the most from coconut oil, and we’ll show that in this recipe. Coconut oil is added into the soap recipe with many other oils, but as you can notice, we wait until the heated oils drop down to room temperature before mixing them in. This demonstrates how easy it is to incorporate these oils even after they’ve solidified. On top of using coconut oil, this recipe also uses olive oil. Olive oil, when added to soap, also provides a moisturizing content to the soap, but also contains other beneficial properties. Olive oil can make excellent hard, white bars of soap. On top of the many beneficial oils, this recipe has many unique holiday themed designs that would look amazing in any house.

Gin Martini CP Soap RecipeCoconut Oil for Soap Making – Gin Martini CP Soap Recipe

Do you enjoy sipping on a nice, refreshing martini after a long day? If yes, then you will enjoy this coconut oil soap recipe. The Gin Martini CP Soap Recipe also contains Coconut Oil 76, and as mentioned before, this oil has a lot more fatty acids than fractionated coconut oil. These fatty acids incorporated in well with the lye solution when making the soap. On top of incorporating well, these fatty acids will also provide many great benefits for your skin. They will not only moisturize your skin but can protect it from many ailments.

This soap uses Nature’s Gardens’ Gin Martini Fragrance Oil which is the perfect fruity swirl of martini notes. This fragrance oil contains notes of club soda, citrus, rosemary, balsam fir, crushed ginger, and crisp cedar. Using this fragrance, also means that you are using the scent of the number one requested drink across the world today! When making this recipe, it should also be noted that mixing the champagne water with the lye will create a volcanic effect. Noting this volcanic effect, this is why we recommend you mix this in a sink in a deep bowl.

 

Coconut Oil for Soap Making - Kiwi Watermelon Soap RecipeCoconut Oil for Soap Making – Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe

There is no better refreshing combination than that of kiwi and watermelon. With watermelon being comprised of nearly 92% water, it’s no wonder that it’s as refreshing as it is. This is another cold process soap recipe that uses coconut oil. Besides coconut oil, there are many other oils in this recipe. Ultimately, all of these oils are melted down and added to the water using lye. An interesting touch that is added to this recipe is the addition of Mica Diamond Dust Powder. Add this powder to any recipe to give it an extra glistening effect. You can see the frothy top glistens with the use of Mica Powder. There are red and green colors that are swirled into the soap to represent watermelon and kiwi respectively.

 

Orange Swirled CP Soap RecipeCoconut Oil for Soap Making – Orange Swirled CP Soap Recipe

This is an interesting recipe which incorporates melt and pour soap. This recipe uses Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap to create the oranges that are attached to the cold process soap. This occurs by making the orange soap embeds in advanced, then placing them on the cold process soap. The cp soap will grab onto the orange embeds and hold them in place. This recipe has it to where you have two separate bowls of soap. One bowl with white soap, and another bowl with orange soap colored with Eye Poke Orange FUN Soap Colorant. Afterwards, you want to take a spatula and drip the white soap into the bowl of the orange soap, then swirl them together. This will give you the cool white and orange swirl effect that you see in the soap.

 

Mistletoe CP Soap RecipeCoconut Oil in Soap Making – Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe

The perfect soap recipe to make for the holidays. By tradition, you give a kiss to anyone you are caught under the mistletoe with. This cute recipe incorporates the various colors of a mistletoe including the green leaves and the red berries. An interesting feature of this recipe is the use of the Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant to make leaves. This happens by putting a line of the darker green soap batter on top of the lighter green. Afterwards, a wooden skewer is ran in a wavy pattern across the dark green line of soap. This wavy pattern resembles a whole string of leaves. On top of the unique design of this soap, the addition of the coconut oil will guarantee to keep your skin moist after use. Try this recipe for yourself and amaze your guests.

 

Herbal Soap RecipeCoconut Oil for Soap Making – Herbal Soap Recipe

There is nothing more soothing to apply to your skin than natural herbs. This herbal soap recipe is another soap recipe that uses coconut oil as one of its fatty acids. This recipe incorporates a lot of yellows, and even uses little happy faces as a melt and pour soap decoration. The fragrance oil of choice for this freshening recipe is Dandelion Pear Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil incorporates a mix of dandelion, pear, wildflowers, green tea, and aloe vera. The scents in this fragrance oil are a blend of fresh fruit with herbal aromas. To even add an additional touch to this recipe, it even calls for chamomile to be sprinkled on top, which will add that natural touch of herbs.

 

Spearmint Soap RecipeCoconut Oil for Soap Making – Spearmint Soap Recipe

Spearmint always seems to contain that extra soothing, cooling touch that makes anyone feel fresh. This soap recipe attempts to capture the colors of spearmint, with a strong minty scent to it. Adding the coconut oil to this soap will allow it to contain restorative properties. Many restorative ointments usually tend to have a minty scent to them, why the soap feel great to apply to your skin. This recipe uses Spearmint Fragrance Oil, which is a strong oil with many wonderful notes. This fragrance oil is true to its name, and it creates a strong minty aroma. Try this recipe, and see how soothing you feel when you get out of the shower next time.

 

Recapping How you can Use Coconut Oil

After reading about the benefits of using coconut oil and all of the several soap recipes that it’s used in, can you see why it’s a great choice to use? Coconut oil is great to use in soap making for relieving your skin of any terrible ailments like burns, cuts, scrapes, or anything else. If you have sensitive skin, you can also use coconut oil infused soap, and it will work well on your skin. Coconut oil contains many natural fatty acids that work well with your skin. Coconut oil 76 seems to contain more fatty acids, hence is usually the popular choice in making cold process soap. Also looking at the many recipes, you can make very colorful, creative soap recipes that use coconut oil as well. For example, one of the recipes used Mica Diamond Dust to add an extra shimmer to it, and it looks amazing!

 

Besides its use in soap making, bath and body products, and cosmetics; you can use Coconut oil in various food products. This fun article describes 32 different sweet and savory recipes that are made using coconut oil. Whenever I wake up in the morning, there is nothing more energizing than eating granola before starting the day. This article describes a delicious maple, pecan, and sour cherry granola recipe. When used in this recipe, coconut oil helps to add flavor and keeps everything in big, chewy clumps. This helps to incorporate all the flavors in all of the bites that you take. Another popular recipe that uses Coconut oil is deep friend chicken. This recipe deep fries the chicken like normal, then it brushes coconut oil on top for a crispy, clear coat.

Dec
13

Ten Coffee Craft Ideas


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Ten Coffee Craft IdeasTen Coffee Craft Ideas

We at Natures Garden would like to share with you TEN homemade coffee related recipes that are perfect for all of the coffee lovers out there! Coffee is increasingly being incorporated as a part of the cosmetics and body product industries. These recipes we are going to share with you provide several fun ways to integrate coffee into your life because we think that you can never have too much coffee. They also make great gifts ideas for the coffee lovers in your life. The recipes we will be highlighting include some of our body products recipes such as soaps, scrubs, and body creams. On top of that, we are going to be showing you our coffee wax tart, a bath bomb, a homemade candle, and a hair conditioner! Keep on reading to find ten coffee craft ideas that are sure to be just what you have been looking for.

Cappuccino Coffee Cold Process Soap RecipeTen Coffee Craft Ideas Cappuccino Coffee Cold Process Soap Recipe

Do you love iced coffee? If so, you might end up loving this idea of a cappuccino soap. To me, this recipe showcases what the result would be if you turned your favorite iced coffee into a soap. Some of the ingredients in this recipe include freshly brewed coffee, coffee grounds, and whole coffee beans. The combination of all three of these make this soap smell delicious, just like a fresh pot of coffee!

Since this is a cold process soap, there is no heat added when creating it. Adding heat when making soap definitely helps it to cure more quickly. However, when there is no heat added as is the case for this recipe, the overall finish and look of your product will be more perfected than with hot processed soap. Yes, it will need more time to cure without having that element of heat, but it is worth it when the finished product looks amazing. Cold process soap usually has a better looking product in the end. This recipe will provide you with about four pounds of soap.

Christmas Coffee Wax Tarts RecipeTen Coffee Craft Ideas Christmas Coffee Wax Tarts Recipe

Christmas is right around the corner, and this recipe is perfect for the most wonderful time of the year. It could be a great gift for a friend or family member who enjoys melting candles or wax melts, especially because these are homemade. This is an easy recipe to follow and the mini muffin shaped molds make it extra cute! Baking endless cookies with family as Christmas approaches is one of the best things about the holidays. These wax tarts contain both Snickerdoodle Cookies fragrance oil and French Vanilla Coffee fragrance oil, and when these scents are combined, they make these tarts smell just like baking cookies around Christmas time! Our recipe here makes up to 24 wax tarts, which is plenty to keep both for yourself and as gifts to give to others.

Cinnanut Coffee Soap RecipeTen Coffee Craft Ideas Cinnanut Coffee Soap Recipe

Combining cinnamon and coffee? Yum!!! This mp soap recipe brings these two ingredients together in a wonderful way to make a deliciously scented soap. It contains our Cinnanut Columbian Cafe Fragrance Oil, which is one of Natures Garden’s original fragrances. It includes hints of butter, Brazil nuts, maple, and vanilla in addition to the cinnamon and the Columbian coffee notes.

This fragrance oil is used in many other products of ours as well. It performs very well with wow wax, joy wax, and soy wax when making candles. Some of the additional products we have used this fragrance oil in our body, bath, and perfume products. While the recipe above is a melt and pour soap, this coffee scent can also be used in cold processed soap. With this fragrance, there was no separation, no ricing, and no acceleration. As a soap, it has great scent retention and is strong in aroma beads.

Coffee Butter Scrub RecipeTen Coffee Craft Ideas Coffee Butter Scrub Recipe

This scrumptious Coffee Butter Scrub from Natures Garden is the perfect thing to add to your daily skin care routine.  It contains shea, cocoa, and mango butter which will make your skin feel soft and amazing! Our scrub acts as a 2 in 1 exfoliant and moisturizer. This coffee butter scrub contains real coffee grounds, which are used to exfoliate the body’s dead skin cells. The skin can then be rejuvenated, moisturized, and restored by the nutritious butters and oils that come from the combination of shea butter, mango butter, and cocoa butter. Plus, the recipe uses Cafe Mocha fragrance oil, which makes the butter scrub smell great as well. It contains scents of freshly brewed coffee, chocolate syrup, heavy cream, vanilla, and marshmallow–yummy!

Coffee Melt and Pour Soap RecipeTen Coffee Craft Ideas Coffee Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Now that we have made cappuccino coffee soap and cinnanut coffee soap, let’s make regular coffee scented soap using our Goat’s Milk Melt and Pour Soap. This is different than hot and cold processed soap because it has already undergone the saponification process. Melt and pour soap comes in a premade base and does not need anything added to it, you just melt it!

Some of the ingredients included in this recipe are coffee grounds, cocoa butter, and Fresh Brewed Coffee World’s Best Fragrance Oil. Our cocoa butter is a saturated fat that is very hard. It is used in lip balms, lip gloss, lotions, massage bars, scrubs, and more because of its luxurious texture. The coffee fragrance oil used in this recipe can also be added to candles made from vegetable wax or paraffin wax. Another way to use it is to add it into cleaning products, perfumes and lotions, bath oils and bath gels, as well as in potpourri and incense. By following the instructions we have laid out, you will get a two pound batch of this coffee melt and pour soap.

Frappe Mocha Body Cream RecipeTen Coffee Craft Ideas Frappe Mocha Body Cream Recipe

Body creams are always a great thing to have on hand, especially as winter approaches. If your skin is anything like mine, it gets extremely dried out in the wintertime with the changes in weather and air quality. This is why body creams and lotions become my best friend in the months of winter. A product that moisturizes the skin, lasts me a long time, and smells great all at the same time is what I think everyone’s ideal cream would be!

Our frappe mocha body cream recipe will provide you with plenty of product that will last for months. This recipe makes four 4 ounce jars full of it! It combines cocoa butter, chocolate fudge fragrance oil, and NG world’s best coffee fragrance oil. The delicious scents from the chocolate fudge fragrance oil include dark chocolate, caramel, buttercream, vanilla cream, almond, and hazelnut. These different notes within the fragrance give an impression that reminds me of a frappuccino.

Coffee Bath Bomb RecipeTen Coffee Craft Ideas Coffee Bath Bomb Recipe

If you are anything like me, you love to take a bath every once in awhile to wind down and relax. Bath bombs are a great thing to add to any bath to add to that experience of relaxation. They are continually increasing in popularity in today’s market for cosmetics. Other fun products that you can use when you take a bath are bubble bars, bath salts, and bath truffles. All of these can enhance your bathing relaxation while helping give a great smell to the water.

This coffee bath bomb recipe of ours is the next best addition that you could add to your baths! If you follow this recipe, you will be able to get two large bath bombs out of the ingredients. We have MANY others that you can choose from on our website, some of which include cotton candy, pumpkin latte, and our gingersnap cookies bath bomb!

Gingerbread Latte Candle RecipeTen Coffee Craft Ideas Gingerbread Latte Candle Recipe

Speaking of gingersnaps, which are just a variation of gingerbread, we want to show you our recipe on how to make a gingerbread latte candle! This is the perfect way to get you in the holiday season mood. One of my favorite activities to do every year around Christmas time is building gingerbread houses. The smell of this candle comes from the snickerdoodle latte fragrance. It contains a blend of spices, vanilla butter cream, and a hint of toasted nuts. This recipe brings together the smell and look of Christmas. The candle smells like snickerdoodle cookies and part of it is in the traditional shape of a gingerbread man. It gets poured into a cafe mug and a gingerbread man that is created from a mold is placed on top to create an adorable presentation!

Toffee Crunch Latte Foaming Sugar Scrub RecipeTen Coffee Craft Ideas Toffee Crunch Latte Foaming Sugar Scrub Recipe

Sugar scrubs are currently very popular because there are many different types and they have several benefits. They are great for the skin, as they remove dead skin cells, unclog pores, and moisturize the body. Our toffee crunch latte foaming sugar scrub will give you five 4 ounce jars of the product. This recipe uses our cafe caramel fragrance oil.

One of my favorite coffee drinks to get is a caramel latte, which is always my go to order at any coffee shop, and this fragrance is a wonderful reminder of that. It contains strong notes of  freshly brewed coffee, sugary caramel, and heavy cream. Additionally, this fragrance is perfect for making candles, as well as other body related products such as soap and perfume. This scrub using the cafe caramel fragrance truly gives me the feeling of cozying up with a hot caramel latte in the fall.

Hair Conditioner Recipe for BrunettesTen Coffee Craft Ideas Hair Conditioner Recipe for Brunettes

If you are looking for a new conditioner to use on your hair, this would be a great one to give a try! This recipe of ours is specifically designed for those women out there with luscious brunette locks. It is made using plenty of ingredients that help the conditioner to give your hair a soft texture. These include Vegetable Glycerin, Sesame Seed Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, and Vitamin E Oil. The Vegetable Glycerin is good for drawing out moisture in the skin. Some products that use it are shampoos, soap, lotion, toothpaste, and lip gloss. Sesame Seed Oil is rich both in vitamins and antioxidants, which help to make it a very conditioning oil. The texture and properties of this oil make it perfect for lotions, massage oils, scrubs, soaps, and lip gloss.

The Apricot Kernel Oil provides the same benefits, as it is also conditioning and luxurious. Vitamin E Oil is often used in cosmetic products to prevent oils from oxidizing. Using this will ensure that your creations do not begin to turn brown or discolor, as well as preventing a rancid smell from developing. Lastly, Optiphen is a preservative that kills germs to ensure that cosmetic products are clean and safe to use. The ingredients help the finished formulas to feel exceptional. This hair conditioner recipe combines each of these ingredients along with our Jamaican vanilla cafe fragrance oil. A true coffee scent is delivered through the hints of sweet vanilla beans, richly roasted Jamaican coffee, and the infusion of real coffee. This recipe makes up to 16 ounces of product in two 8 ounce bottles.

Learn About Coffee

To learn about the history of coffee, sustainability be sure to check out the National Coffee Association website. As you can see, we have several recipes that involve coffee products at our business. We have put a lot of effort into creating these recipes for our customers using the best ingredients. Several of them include cocoa, shea, and mango butters, as well as nutrient rich oils. We hope you enjoyed learning all about these ten coffee craft ideas with us at Nature’s Garden!

Natures Garden is not responsible for the performance of any of the recipes provided on our website. Testing is your responsibility. If you plan to resell any recipes we provide, it is your responsibility to adhere to all FDA regulations. Any ingredients listed in a recipe that Natures Garden does not sell, we cannot offer any advice on where to purchase those ingredients.

Nov
21

Reindeer Poo Cold Process Soap Recipe


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Reindeer Poo Cold Process Soap RecipeReindeer Poo Cold Process Soap Recipe

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

Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Other Supplies That You Will Need:

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

Total Recipe Weights for Cold Process Soap:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cold Process Soap

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

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

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

Reindeer Poo Fragrance OilReindeer Poo Fragrance Oil

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

FUN Soap ColroantsFUN Soap Colorants

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

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

Preparing the Lye SolutionPreparing the Lye Solution

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

Preparing the Soaping OilsPreparing the Soaping Oils

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

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

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

Blending the Colorant into the Soap BatterAdding the FUN Soap Colorants

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

Incorporating the Batters TogetherIncorporating the Batters Together

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

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

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

The Finished Product!Your Finished Product!

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

Cleaning Up the Work Station

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

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

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Nov
04

Fragrance Oils for Christmas


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Fragrance Oils for ChristmasFragrance Oils for Christmas

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year for a lot of people. I certainly think that it is! From going shopping to pick out the perfect present for each family member and friend while seeing the pretty white snow on the ground, to drinking a cup of hot chocolate and going to see the beautiful Christmas lights hanging on everything in town. I enjoy all of it! We have so many of our fun Christmas fragrances to share with you, plus some recipes that we have created for you to utilize these fragrance oils. Let’s go ahead and get started!

Christmas Cabernet ScentFragrance Oils for Christmas: Christmas Cabernet Scent

You will really enjoy this fragrance if you like to drink some wine from time to time. Christmas Cabernet Fragrance Oil is a wonderful holiday scent. The top notes are red grape, strawberry, and ginger. The middle notes at the heart of the aroma include cherry, plum, and rose hips. Finally, the base notes contain Cabernet wine, oak, and vanilla. This combination flows together beautifully, which makes this fragrance versatile and beautiful. It can be used in potpourri, incense, candles, soap, lotion, and my favorite, body scrubs. We have a customer recipe on the website for a Wine Sugar Scrub that uses this unique fragrance oil! The texture of this scrub is very soft from the cocoa and shea butters it includes, and it could be great to gift someone this season.

Christmas Cabin ScentFragrance Oils for Christmas: Christmas Cabin Scent

Christmas Cabin Fragrance Oil is another one of Natures Garden’s original fragrance oils that is also a best seller! The middle note is pure cranberry. The top notes consist of orange zest and fresh cinnamon bark. This scent is centered around middle notes of cranberry. This triple combination really brings the feel of Christmas into this fragrance oil. Finally, at the base of this scent, you will find notes of wood and bayberry, giving the aroma a balsamic scent. It is great to use in incense, handmade candles, handcrafted soap and bath and body products. In fact, this scent performs wonderfully in CP soap. When we tested this when making cold process soap, the results showed that there was no acceleration, no discoloration, no ricing, no separation, and good scent retention.

Christmas Cookies ScentFragrance Oils for Christmas: Christmas Cookies Scent

Christmas Cookies Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden is the perfect fragrance to bring you right into the kitchen when it is time to bake cookies for Christmas! This bakery fragrance oil begins with the aroma of butter cookies. Then middle notes buttercream follow! Lastly, the scent ends with a vanilla base.

It truly reminds me of baking sugar cookies and other types of treats around the holidays. These three layers may be simple with singular scents in each, but they come together to create a beautiful fragrance that will bring your handcrafted bath and body products to life. One of our holiday favorites here at Natures Garden is the Christmas Bath Cookies recipe. It is a very easy recipe to follow and will show you how to make realistic looking bath cookies topped with a whipped frosting and finished off with sprinkles! This fragrance oil also performs well in cp soap. When this fragrance was tested, the results showed no acceleration, no separation, no ricing, good scent retention, and it discolors to a dark chocolate shade.

Christmas Cravings ScentFragrance Oils for Christmas: Christmas Cravings Scent

Next on our list of fragrance oils for Christmas is the popular Christmas Cravings Fragrance Oil. This complex aroma combines a wide range of notes to create this unique blend. It is one of Natures Garden’s original fragrances and a best seller all in one! The top notes are refreshing apple along with citrus notes of grapefruit, orange, and lemon. In the midst of this holiday scent, you will find notes of cardamom, ginger, nutmeg, cassia bark, carrot, clove, and cinnamon. The base notes rounding out the aroma are maple, vanilla, and buttercream.  Christmas Cravings Fragrance Oil combines multiple scents together to make create this fresh and unique holiday fragrance.

Like the other oils we have discussed so far, this can be used in many different products that you can make right from your own home. Vegetable wax, paraffin wax, incense, and potpourri use the most of this fragrance. However, it can also be useful in cleaning products, lotions, perfumes, and more! It had strong scent retention, no separation, no ricing, and it discolors to a tan shade when tested with cold process soap.

Christmas Memories ScentFragrance Oils for Christmas: Christmas Memories Scent

Christmas Memories Fragrance Oil is another one of the original fragrance oils from Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies and it’s a best selling fragrance oil! At the top of this aroma, you will find notes of orange peel and cranberry. At the center of this scent are spicy notes of cinnamon and clove, while the base notes include crisp notes of pine cones and evergreen.

I love these scents because it truly does bring back Christmas memories. The evergreen and pine cones really remind me of picking out our family Christmas tree when I was growing up. We picked out a Christmas together every year. We also spent time together baking cookies. Christmas Memories fragrance oil takes me back to those Christmas traditions every time I smell it. This scent can also be incorporated into handcrafted cp soap. The results from cold process soap testing revealed slight acceleration, no ricing, no separation, a strong scent retention, and it discolors to a tan shade.

Christmas Splendor ScentFragrance Oils for Christmas: Christmas Splendor Scent

Some interesting, unique, and very seasonal notes are contained in the diverse Christmas Splendor fragrance oil. This Christmas aroma begins with fruity notes of peach, apple, and orange. Spicy middle notes follow include nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, and poinsettia. At the base of the scent, you will find notes of oak, balsam, fir, pine, musk, and juniper berries. Within this complex scent, you will find layers, which allows for this fragrance to be so diverse and unique. It is a wonderful scent in homemade candles and other types of room scenting recipes.

Christmas Thyme ScentFragrance Oils for Christmas: Christmas Thyme Scent

Christmas Thyme fragrance oil is another one of Natures Garden’s original fragrances! It gives off the aroma of bayberries mixed with apples and Christmas trees! This fragrance is consists of a top note of spicy cinnamon bark, middle notes are apple and bayberry, and the base notes are thyme and pine needles. It is amazing when used for incense, making candles, and potpourri.

One of the recipes that we at Nature Garden love to use this scent for is the Christmas Potpourri Recipe, which will show you how to create a wonderful recipe of Christmas Thyme scented potpourri! This is a very simple recipe to follow along with and after you are finished, just pour some of it into a potpourri burner and you are all set.

Christmas Tree ScentFragrance Oils for Christmas: Christmas Tree Scent

Our next fragrance oil for Christmas is Christmas Tree Fragrance Oil. This is one of our best sellers and a Natures Garden original fragrance oil. With top notes of pine and lime, you can immediately experience the sensation of Christmas time. The middle notes are cardamom and pepper, bringing a little bit of spice to the scent. Finally, the base note smells of Scotch pine, which adds a fresh woodsy scent to it. At Natures Garden we consider this aroma a must-have!

This can be used to make incense, potpourri, and candles. We do have a fun and unique recipe idea on our website that uses this fragrance. It is a Scented Twig Centerpiece, which takes no time at all to make and can make a great additional decoration to the house at this time of year. A fun idea that you could also do with this fragrance would be to make tiny candles or potpourri tarts using our Christmas Trees and Bulbs Embed Molds.

Christmas Wassail ScentFragrance Oils for Christmas: Christmas Wassail Scent

Next, we want to introduce you to another Natures Garden original aroma, Christmas Wassail Fragrance Oil. This holiday scent starts off with notes of pineapple and orange zest. Then, you will find a middle note of mulled apple cider. Finishing this scent are spicy notes of cinnamon and clove. We have linked how to make actual Christmas Wassail, which uses apple cider, cloves, cinnamon sticks, pineapple juice, and frozen orange juice concentrate. We also provide you with our recipe for Rustic Wax Melts, using this fragrance oil. It is a fun holiday wax tart recipe to make with anyone and can quickly put you right in the Christmas spirit.

Christmas Wreath ScentFragrance Oils for Christmas: Christmas Wreath Type Scent

The Christmas Wreath Type Fragrance Oil at Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies will be sending old holiday memories straight to you. It smells just like a real Christmas wreath, as the name indicates. The top notes in this one are bergamot, holly berry, and orange pomander. The middle notes follow including cinnamon bark, Christmas lily, and eucalyptus leaves. The base notes finishing this Christmas scent are pine cones and fir balsam, which really bring this scent together. With cold process soap, we found no discoloration, no separation, no ricing, no acceleration, and strong retention with this scent. Our recipe for Christmas Wreath Fire Starters Recipe will provide you with a great project that will make it easier for lighting your fireplaces! It will also make your house smell great!

Country Christmas ScentFragrance Oils for Christmas: Country Christmas Scent

Next, Country Christmas Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden is one of our best sellers! It has hints of cranberry, bayberry, apples, orange zest, clove, and nutmeg. This is a wonderful holiday combination to put you right in the Christmas setting! This fragrance oil can be used in a variety of handmade candle projects and room scenting recipes. It is our Scented Twine Christmas Ornaments and it uses this Country Christmas fragrance oil. This is a wonderful project to use for those wanting to scent their Christmas tree. This is also an easy gift to make for someone or to turn it into a fun craft for the whole family to try!

Island Christmas ScentFragrance Oils for Christmas: Island Christmas Scent

Not everyone lives in an area where it is cold and snowing around Christmas time, so we have created this Natures Garden original fragrance oil to appeal to all of you out there with a warm Christmas or those dreaming of a warm Christmas! The scents included in Island Christmas Fragrance Oil are tropical guava, mango, papaya, strawberries, and a hint of freshly picked peppermint leaf. Bath gels, soap, lotion, perfume, and other body products are perfect to utilize this fragrance. Cleaning products, potpourri, and incense can also be created with this. Our cold process soap testing of this had results of no ricing, no separation, no acceleration, a strong scent retention, and it discolors to a brown shade.

Fragrance Oils for Christmas: Santa Snacks ScentFragrance Oils for Christmas: Santa Snacks Scent

Santa Snacks Scent is a Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies original fragrance oil. We thought that this would be such a cute name because everyone remembers putting out cookies with milk and other fun Christmas goods for Santa Claus!  This bakery fragrance smells like sugar mixed with some spice, which makes it useful not just at Christmas time, but all year round, which many of our customers do. This is a fabulous Christmas fragrance oil to use in homemade candles, wax tarts, and other room scenting recipes. Our Santa Hat Candle Recipe is a really fun homemade candle to make and can be a great craft idea or a present for the upcoming holiday season! Also, if you are looking for an actual snack after using this fragrance oil, try the Santa snacks recipe from Taste of Home.

We hope that you loved hearing all about some of our favorite holiday and Christmas fragrance oils today! Check out the rest of our Christmas craft recipes! Also, if you are looking for other fragrance oils for Christmas, check out all of our Christmas fragrance oils!

Aug
23

Rosewood and Musk CP Soap Project


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Rosewood and Musk CP Soap ProjectRosewood and Musk CP Soap Project

Today, we will share with you our Rosewood Musk CP soap project.  This cold process soap recipe uses Rosewood Musk Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies.  This scent is an absolute dream to soap with and is stunning in the cured soap.  For this cp soap recipe, we used an in the pot swirl to create a beautiful pink, white, and brown soap swirl.  Then, we created two small soap loaves that were topped with dried red rose petals.

Rosewood and Musk CP Soap Project Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Lye- Sodium Hydroxide
Sunflower Oil
Shea Butter
Coconut Oil 76
Jojoba Oil
Cocoa Butter Deodorized
Rosewood Musk Fragrance Oil
Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
Titanium Dioxide 
Organic Cocoa Powder
Pink Rose Petals
Sodium Lactate
Silicone Mold- 4 loaves
Safety Gloves
Safety Mask
Safety Glasses
Natures Garden Soap Apron
Thermometer

Other Supplies Needed for the Rosewood and Musk CP Soap Project

Other Ingredients & Equipment You’ll Need:
Distilled Water

  • Mixing Bowls
  • Mixing Spoons
  • Rubber Spatula
  • Scale
  • Stick Blender
  • Vinegar

Total Recipe Cold Process Soap Weights:

  • 323 grams Water
  • 112 grams Lye 
  • 20 grams Sodium Lactate (added to cooled lye solution)
  • 212 grams Sunflower Oil
  • 212 grams Shea Butter
  • 212 grams Coconut Oil 76
  • 85 grams Jojoba Oil
  • 127 grams Cocoa Butter
  • 64 grams Rosewood Musk Fragrance Oil

Rosewood and Musk CP Soap Project Total Colorant Amounts

Colorant for Pink Soap:
3 drops FUN Soap Colorant Neon Pink
Colorants For Brown Soap:

3 grams Organic Cocoa Powder (Mixed with a small amount of soaping oils)

Colorants For White Soap:

8 grams Titanium Dioxide (Mixed with a small amount of soaping oils)

Soap Making Preparations

Prior to begin the Rosewood and Musk CP Soap Project, you will want to prepare your work area.  First get all of your utensils, soap making supplies, and soap making ingredients ready and in your clean and clutter-free work area.  Then, fill a bottle with vinegar.  The vinegar can be used during soap making and clean up to neutralize lye.  If you have not made cold process soap before, you will want to learn about the process and safety precautions that should be taken during the soap making process.  So, click here for Natures Garden’s Basic CP Soap Making Class. Also, you will need to become familiar with our Soap Making Safety Class.

Prepare the Lye Solution for the CP Soap RecipePrepare the Lye Solution for the CP Soap Recipe

At this time, you should prepare your lye solution.  So, weigh out your distilled water.  Next, add the lye to the water slowly.  Stir as you add the lye.  Allow the lye solution to cool to room temperature.  Then, add the sodium lactate.  Sodium lactate will help harden the bars of soap.  This will also help when it comes time to remove your soap from the mold.  However, the sodium lactate is optional.

Prepare the Oils for the Rosewood and Musk Soap Prepare the Oils for the Rosewood and Musk Soap

It will take some time for the lye solution to come to room temperature.  However, you can go ahead and weigh out your soaping oils while you are waiting.  Once you have weighed out your soaping oils, it is time to melt them.  Once the oils are melted, you will also need to wait for your oils to come to room temperature.

Prepare the Colorants
Prepare the Colorants

So, now that you have both your lye solution and soaping oils cooling, you can prepare your soap colorants.  For this recipe, we will need three colorants in total, pink, brown, and white.  We will prepare the white and the brown colorants at this time.

Prepare the Brown ColorantPrepare the Brown Colorant

In order to create a brown color in our cold process soap, we will use cocoa powder.  So, weigh out your cocoa powder in a small dish.  Then, add a small amount of your soaping oils and mix.  It is okay if the oils are still warm when they are added to the cocoa powder.  By dispersing the cocoa powder in the soaping oils prior to adding them, they will mix more easily and evenly when we add it to the soap batter.

Prepare the White ColorantPrepare the White Colorant

Next, we will create a white colorant for our soap batter using Titanium Dioxide.  So, go ahead and weigh out your titanium dioxide in a small bowl.  We will then, once again, add a small amount of the soaping oils to the powder.  Once you have created both colorants, simply place them to the side until they are needed.

Prepare the Rosewood Musk Fragrance Oil
Prepare the Rosewood Musk Fragrance Oil

At this time, we will prepare the Rosewood Musk Fragrance Oil.  Weigh out the fragrance oil in a small bowl.  Then, place it of to the side where it will be undisturbed until we need it.

Rosewood Musk Fragrance OilWhat Does Rosewood Musk Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Rosewood Musk Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies is the aroma of fresh cut rosewood and warm musk that blend together to create a clean, peppery scent.  The aroma begins with top notes of bergamot, tea, orange, and lemon.  Then, at the heart of rosewood musk, you will find middle notes of pepper and ginger.  This musk scent finishes with lingering notes of guicawood, vetiver, rosewood, and cedarwood.

Blend Your Soaping Oils and Lye SolutionBlend Your Soaping Oils and Lye Solution

Now, once your soaping oils as well as the lye solution are at room temperature, they are ready to be combined.  So, add the lye solution to the bowl containing the soaping oils.  Next, use your stick blender to blend the soap batter. 

Add the Rosewood Musk Fragrance Oil
Add the Rosewood Musk Fragrance Oil

Once your soap batter is emulsified, it is time to add the fragrance oil.  So, add the Rosewood Musk Fragrance Oil.  Then, once again, use the stick blender to incorporate the scent.

Divide the Rosewood Musk CP Soap Batter

Divide the Rosewood Musk CP Soap Batter

Now, it is time to separate your soap batter.  So, simply divide the soap batter equally into three bowls.

Add the Colorants to the Soap Batter
Add the Colorants to the Soap Batter

Next, add one of your colorants to each bowl.  So, one bowl should be colored with the pink colorant.  Add the pink colorant to this bowl.  Then, add the cocoa powder colorant to the second bowl.  Finally, add the titanium dioxide to the last bowl.  Lastly, use your stick blender to the blend the contents of each bowl to incorporate the colorants.  You will want to begin with the white soap batter.  Then, move to the pink soap batter.  Finally, stick blend the brown soap batter.  This will allow you to blend the contents of each bowl without needing to clean the stick blender in between mixing.

Pouring Rosewood and Musk CP Soap ProjectPouring Rosewood and Musk CP Soap Project

Before we begin pouring the soap, we would like to mention that about half of the white soap batter should be kept to top the soap loaf once it is poured.  So, starting with an empty bowl, begin pouring small amounts of each color of the soap batter. You will need to pour all of the colors in small increments. Keep pouring small amounts of the pink, brown, and some white soap batter until you have used all of the pink and brown soap batter and about half of the white soap batter.  Then, allow the remaining white batter aside to thicken a bit.  You can set this portion aside for the moment.

Swirling the Rosewood and Musk CP Soap ProjectSwirling the Rosewood and Musk CP Soap Project

For the moment we will focus on the brown, pink, and white bowl of soap batter.  So, place this bowl in front of you.  Next, you will need a rubber spatula.  Place the rubber spatula in the bowl. Then, slowly move the spatula in a circular motion around the bowl until you are happy with your swirls.

Pouring the Rosewood and Musk CP Soap
Pouring Rosewood and Musk CP Soap Batter

Finally, it is time to pour the soap batter into two cavities of the 4-loaf silicone mold.  So, divide the soap batter equally between the two cavities in the silicone soap mold.  Gently, tap the soap mold on the counter to release any air bubbles that may have formed.

Topping the Rosewood and Musk CP Soap 
Topping the Rosewood and Musk CP Soap

Next, we will begin topping our soap.  So, for this step, you will need the remaining white soap batter that you set aside.  It needs to be at a thick frosting-like consistency. Now, once the white soap batter is at this consistency, place the it on top of each loaf.  Create peaks in the white topping.

Adding Finishing Touches to the Rosewood and Musk CP Soap Project
Adding Finishing Touches to the Rosewood and Musk CP Soap Project

At this time, we will add a rose petal finishing touch!  Lightly sprinkle the top of each loaf with the pink rose petals.  You can use as little or as much as you would like.  We used less than a gram total for both loaves when creating ours.

Cutting the Rosewood and Musk CP Soap Project

Cutting the Rosewood and Musk CP Soap Project

After about 24- 48 hours, your rosewood musk cp soap can be removed from the mold.  Then, you can slice the soap loaves and allow them to finish curing.  The cold process soap will be ready to use after curing for 4-6 weeks.

 

 

Does Natures Garden’s Rosewood Musk have you curious about rosewood?  I have to admit, back when we began carrying this wonderful aroma, I found myself researching rosewood.  Well, if you too are curious, check out this article from hunker.com to find information on rosewood.

Of course, if you have any questions about this, or any other soap making or candle making project, feel free to ask.  You can contact us over the phone via our HUG line.  You can also reach us on both Twitter and Instagram @ngscents.  Finally, you can talk to us on Facebook or though the chat feature on our website.  We hope that you have enjoyed this cold process soap recipe as much as we enjoyed creating it for you!

Aug
22

Pearamel Soap Recipe


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Pearamel Soap RecipePearamel Soap Recipe

The next, Pearamel scented project from Natures Garden is the Pearamel Soap Recipe.  In this CP soap recipe, we will show you how to use natural discoloration to your advantage.  As soapers, we often look at discoloration as a bad thing.  However, sometimes it can work to your advantage.  In fact, Natures Garden’s Pearamel Fragrance Oil is the perfect example.  In this cold process soap recipe, we will leave a portion uncolored and allow it to its natural caramel color.

Pearamel Fragrance OilPearamel Fragrance Oil

So, I bet you are wondering what Pearamel Fragrance Oil smells like!  This pear scent is without a doubt, one of the strongest scents you will ever smell! It is the perfect blend of both caramel and pear.  It is absolutely delicious!  This caramel fragrance oil by Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies begins with top notes of granny smith apples, along with both pears, and black cherries.  These fruity note are followed up with middle notes of warm caramel and maple sugar. Finally, this aroma is rounded out with base notes of buttercream and sweet vanilla.   This is one fragrance oil that will knock your socks off!

Natures Garden Ingredients for the Pearamel Soap Recipe

Lye- Sodium Hydroxide
Pearamel Fragrance Oil
Cocoa Butter- Golden Natural
Grapeseed Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Palm Oil RBD
Rice Bran Oil
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Olive Oil
Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
Titanium Dioxide
Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant
Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant
Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Red Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Chickweed
Sodium Lactate
Disposable Pipette
Safety Gloves
Natures Garden Apron
Safety Mask
Thermometer
Safety Glasses

Other Ingredients Needed for the Pearamel Soap Recipe

Distilled Water
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Rubber Spatula
Scale
Stick Blender
Vinegar
Wooden Skewer

Weights for the Pearamel Soap Recipe

409 grams of Chickweed Tea
159 grams of Lye
18 grams of Sodium Lactate
(added to the cooled lye solution)

215 grams of Cocoa Butter
107 grams of Grapeseed Oil
107 grams of Sweet Almond Oil
215 grams of Palm Oil
107 grams of Rice Bran Oil
215 grams of Fractionated Coconut Oil
107 grams of Olive Oil
54 grams of Pearamel Fragrance Oil
27 grams of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
4 tablespoons Chickweed

Weights for the Green Soap Colorant

10 drops of FUN Soap Colorant Lime Green
2 drops of FUN Soap Colorant Kelly Green

Weights for the White Soap Colorant

8 grams of Titanium Dioxide
Mixed with a small amount of soaping oils

Weights for the Melt and Pour Soap

20 grams of Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
1 gram of Pearamel Fragrance Oil
1 gram of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
3 drops of Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
1 toothpick of Red Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Make A Few Preparations for the Pearamel Soap RecipeMake A Few Preparations for the Pearamel Soap Recipe

Prior to making this cold process soap recipe, you are going to want to make a few preparations for the Pearamel Soap Recipe. First of all, you are going to want to gather the soap making ingredients that are listed for this cosmetic recipe. Also, you are going to need to clear a work space to give yourself the space that you would need for small batch soap making. Also, you will want to prepare a spray bottle of vinegar for you to use for soap making. If you have not made cold process soap in the past, you will want to read both our Basic CP Soap Making Class and our guide to Soap Making Safety.

Also, you need to create a chickweed tea.  Fill two fillable teabags with chickweed.  Then, boil water and add the tea bags.  The water portion of this recipe will be replaced with the tea.  So, you need to make sure you have plenty of the chickweed tea.  For this recipe, you will need 409 grams of the tea.  You will want to boil extra water to ensure that you have enough for this recipe as some will evaporate.

 

Prepare the Lye Solution for the CP SoapPrepare the Lye Solution for the CP Soap

Now, you will need to prepare your lye solution for the cp soap.  In order to prepare your lye solution, you will need to weigh out the chickweed tea in a bowl.  Once you have weighed out your tea, weigh out your lye in a separate bowl.  Then, slowly add the lye to the tea.  Add a small amount of the lye and then stir using a rubber spatula.  Repeat this process until you have added all of the lye to the tea.  Allow the lye solution to cool to room temperature.  Once the lye solution has cooled, add the sodium lactate.

Prepare the Soaping Oils for the Pearamel Soap RecipePrepare the Soaping Oils for the Pearamel Soap Recipe

It will take some time for the lye solution to cool.  So, while you are waiting for your lye solution to cool, you can move on to preparing your soaping oils.  Weigh out all of the soaping oils listed above.  Then, melt the oils.  You will also want to allow your soaping oils to come to room temperature.

Prepare Your Pearamel Soap Recipe ColorantsPrepare Your Pearamel Soap Recipe Colorants

Once you have prepared your soaping oils, you can set them aside to cool and begin preparing your soap colorants.  For this recipe, we will prepare a white colorant and a green colorant.  The third caramel color in this recipe was created simply by allowing the soap to naturally discolor to its caramel color caused by the Pearamel Fragrance Oil.  In addition, your will need to weigh out 27 grams of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.

Prepare the White Soap Colorant

In order to prepare the white soap colorant, we will use titanium dioxide.  So, in a small bowl, add 8 grams of titanium dioxide and a small amount of your soaping oils.  Mix the two ingredients together with a spoon.  By adding the oils to the titanium dioxide, it will prevent the white colorant from clumping when you add it your soap batter and allow it to disperse easily.  You can set the white colorant in your soaping area so it will be ready when you are ready to soap.

Prepare the Green Soap Colorant

Next, we will prepare the green soap colorant.  You will need another small bowl.  To this bowl, add 10 drops of the Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant along with 2 drops of the Natures Garden’s Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant.  Mix the two colorants together.  You can also set this colorant in your soaping area.  It will be used when we begin soaping.

Prepare the Pearamel Fragrance OilPrepare the Pearamel Fragrance Oil

At this time, prepare the Pearamel Fragrance Oil.  You will need to prepare two small bowls of fragrance oil.  To each of these bowls, add 27 grams of the Pearamel Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden.  Since we will be dividing our soap batter prior to scenting it, separating the fragrance oil into two smaller portions is going to be the easiest way to do this.  It will allow you to move more quickly when soaping.

Combine the Lye Solution and Soaping Oils
Combine the Lye Solution and Soaping Oils

Once your soaping oils and the lye solution have come to room temperature, you are reading to begin soaping.  So, add the soaping oils to the lye solution.  Finally, use your stick blend the to emulsify the soap batter.  

Separate Your Soap Batter
Separate Your Soap Batter

Next, you will need to divide your soap batter into three bowls.  So, pour one-third of the soap batter into each bowl.  Set two of the bowls aside for just a moment.

Prepare the Uncolored Soap BatterPrepare the Uncolored Soap Batter

First, we will work with the portion that will remain uncolored.  To this bowl, add 27 grams of the Natures Garden Pearamel Fragrance Oil.  Use your stick blender to incorporate the fragrance oil.

Prepare the White Soap Batter
Prepare the White Soap Batter

Next, you will want to prepare the white soap batter.  So, too the second bowl add the titanium dioxide mixture you prepared earlier.  This portion of the soap will remain unscented.  Once again stick blend and set this bowl aside for the moment.

Prepare the Green Soap Batter
Prepare the Green Soap Batter

Finally, you will need to prepare the green soap batter.  So, to your third bowl, add the green colorant, 27 grams of the Pearamel Fragrance Oil and 27 grams of the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Using your stick blender, mix the ingredients together.

Pearamel Soap RecipePearamel Soap Recipe

At this time, we will begin pouring the soap batter into the loaf mold.  We will begin by pouring the uncolored portion into the soap mold.  Pour the soap into the soap mold. Once you have this base color poured, you can begin pouring the other two colors into the mold.  Alternate between the green and the white.  You will need to use all of the green soap batter and about half of the white soap batter.  We will be saving half of the white for the top of the soap.  You can set this portion aside for a few minutes.

Once you have poured all three colors of soap batter into the mold, place a wooden skewer into the mold and make circular motions throughout the soap mold.  This will create swirls throughout the loaf of soap.  Once you are satisfied with your swirls, tap the mold gently on your tabletop to release any air bubble in the soap batter.

Topping Pearamel Soap Topping Pearamel Soap

Now, we will begin topping the loaf of soap using the remaining white soap batter.  You want to wait until your white soap batter has a nice thick frosting-like consistency.  Once your remaining white soap batter is at a thickened, simply place it on top of the soap in a mountain-like shape.

Adding the Caramel Drizzle to the Pearamel SoapAdding the Caramel Drizzle to the Pearamel Soap

The last thing we will do to the soap loaf is add a caramel colored drizzle.  So, melt the cocoa butter melt and pour soap base.  Then, add the oxide colorants, Pearamel Fragrance Oil, and Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Gently stir to blend the ingredients. Finally, use a disposable pipette to drizzle the caramel color soap across the white soap batter.

 

Cut the Pearamel CP Soap and Allow it to CureCut the Pearamel CP Soap and Allow it to Cure

Wait about 24-48 hours before removing your soap from the mold.  When the soap is ready, cut the pearamel cp soap into slices.  Once you have allowed 4-6 weeks for your soap to cure, it is ready to use.

Try a Caramel and Pear Dessert

As you can tell from the Pearamel Fragrance Oil, the aroma of juicy pears and sugary sweet caramel create a scrumptious aroma. So, it can be easy to imagine how mouth watering the these flavors could be in a fresh, homemade dessert recipe! Try out this perfect blend of sweet caramel and fruit in the Caramel Pear Pudding recipe created by Taste of Home. You will be sure to enjoy this homemade dessert!

Any Questions About the Pearamel Soap RecipeAny Questions About the Pearamel Soap Recipe

We hope you enjoy the Natures Garden free cold process soap recipes like this one! If you have any questions about the Pearamel Soap Recipe, then feel free to reach out to us. You can ask us your questions on the telephone H.U.G. line, at the NG store, and online. The best way to reach out to us online is through our social media. You can use our handle @ngscents to find us on Instagram and Twitter. Also, you can find us on the NG Facebook page. Not only can you use these social media platforms to ask us about this cold process soap recipe, but you can use our social media platforms to engage in the soap maker community. So, you can share your own cp soap inspirations, get help for soap making mistakes, and so much more!

Aug
14

Gin Martini Cold Process Soap Recipe


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Gin Martini Cold Process Soap RecipeGin Martini Cold Process Soap Recipe

If you would like to learn how to make soap with champagne, then check out the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap Recipe from Natures Garden! Not only can use alcohol in soap making, but you can learn a method of how to swirl soap in a loaf mold. As always with our soap making recipes, this soaping instruction will include quality soap making ingredients and a fantastic fragrance oil. So, you can enjoy fun soap making designs and the cold process soap benefits we all know and love!

Natures Garden Ingredients for the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap

Lye
Apricot Kernel Oil
Avocado Oil
Mango Butter
Palm Oil
Olive Oil
Coconut Oil 76
Gin Martini Fragrance Oil
Titanium Dioxide
Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant
Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant
Safety Glasses
Thermometer
Safety Mask
Natures Garden Apron
Safety Gloves

Other Ingredients Needed for the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap

Scale
Distilled Water
Champagne
Mixing Bowls
Rubber Spatula
Stick Blender
Wooden Skewer

Weights for the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap

129 grams of the Distilled Water
129 grams of the Champagne
94 grams of the Lye- Sodium Hydroxide

68 grams of the Apricot Kernel Oil
68 grams of the Avocado Oil
136 grams of the Mango Butter
136 grams of the Palm Oil
136 grams of the Olive Oil
136 grams of the Coconut Oil 76
51 grams of the Gin Martini Fragrance Oil

Weights for the White Gin Martini Soap Colorant

12 grams of the Titanium Dioxide
(mixed with a small amount of your soaping oils)

Weights for the Green Gin Martini Soap Colorant

10 grams of the Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant
3 grams of the Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant
1 gram of the Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Clean and Sanitize for the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap Tutorial

Prior to working on this homemade soap recipe, you will want to clean and sanitize for the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap Tutorial. First, you are going to want to gather all of your soap making ingredients that are listed for this cold process soap recipe. Also, you will want to clear a workspace to give yourself more space to work. You will want to make sure you have enough room to create one of your small batch cold process soap recipes. Also, you will want to prepare a spray bottle of vinegar that you can use during the soap making process.

Boiling Champagne for the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap Recipe

Also, you are going to want to boil the champagne for the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap Recipe. So, you will want to place your champagne into the stovetop pot. Then, use your stove to boil the champagne for about 30 to 40 minutes. Also, you will need to stir your champagne periodically as it boils. After you have boiled your alcohol, you will need to carefully pour the champagne into some ice cube freezer trays. Then, you will place these trays in the freezer overnight. When you are ready to make your cp soap you will use the frozen champagne in place of half of the water portion that should be in the lye solution.

Choosing the Champagne for the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap

When you are choosing the champagne for the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap you will want to use a champagne with a lower sugar content. If you are using a champagne that is high in sugar, then it will speed up gel. The extra sugar will increase the chance that your soap batter will bubble up and out of your soap mold. So, you may want to prepare for this possibility by taking the proper precautions for safeguarding any surface that you have your soap mold on.

Create the Lye Solution for the Gin Martini Soap RecipeCreate the Lye Solution for the Gin Martini Soap Recipe

First, you are going to want to create the lye solution for the Gin Martini Soap Recipe. Before you can mix this solution together, you will need to weigh out the lye and the water/champagne mixture separately. So, you will want to add  129 grams of the distilled water and 129 grams of your champagne to a mixing bowl. Then, you will want to get another container to weigh out 94 grams of the lye. After, you are going to need to slowly add the lye to your water and champagne mixture as you gently stir. Once all of these soaping ingredients have been mixed together, you will want to set the lye solution in a safe place to cool to room temperature.

Cosmetic Oils for This Cold Process Soap RecipePrepare the Cosmetic Oils for Your Cold Process Soap

Next, you are going to prepare the cosmetic oils for your cold process soap. So, you are going to weigh 68 grams of Apricot Kernel Oil, 68 grams of Avocado Oil, 136 grams of Mango Butter, 136 grams of Palm Oil, 136 grams of Olive Oil, and
136 grams of Coconut Oil 76. Then, melt your soaping oils. Then, you will want to set this bowl aside and give it time to cool down. You are going to want this mixture to reach room temperature.

Prepare the White Soap Colorant for the CP Soap Prepare the White Soap Colorant for the CP Soap

While you are waiting for your soap making ingredients to cool, you can prepare the white soap colorant for the cp soap. So, you will need to measure out 12 grams of Titanium Dioxide into a small bowl. Then, you will need to add a small amount of your melted cosmetic oils to the same bowl. You will want to mix the colorant and soaping oils together well before setting the mixture aside for a later step.

Combine the Lye and Cosmetic Oils for the Soap RecipeCombine the Lye and Cosmetic Oils for the Soap Recipe

Once your oils and lye solution have reached the right temperature, you will need to combine the lye and cosmetic oils for the soap recipe. You will want to add the lye solution to your melted soaping oils. Then, you can use a stick blender to mix these soap making ingredients together.

Soap Scent to the Gin Martini Cold Process SoapSoap Scent to the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap

After mixing up the soap batter, you are ready to add the soap scent to the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap. So, you will need to weigh out 51 grams of the Gin Martini Fragrance Oil. Then, you will want to add it to your soap and use a stick blender to fully incorporate the fragrance. This scented oil will provide your cp soap with aldehydic top notes of club soda with warm citrus enhancements. These bubbly notes are followed by middle notes of fresh rosemary, balsam fir needles, and crushed ginger. Finally, these scents are all embraced by a bottom note of crisp cedar. The aroma of this soap fragrance oil blends with the aroma from using alcohol in soap making to create a fantastic champagne soap recipe!

Divide the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap BatterDivide the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap Batter

Next, you are going to need to divide the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap batter into two portions. Each of these portions will be used to create a different color. You will want to add approximately half of your soap batter to another mixing bowl. Once you have two equal portions, you are ready to move on to the next step.

Create the White Colored Gin Martini Cold Process Soap PortionCreate the White Colored Gin Martini Cold Process Soap Portion

Now, you need to grab one of your two portions of soap batter. You will use this half of the batter to create the white portion Gin Martini Cold Process Soap. So, you can add the titanium dioxide mixture to your soap portion. Then, you will want to incorporate the colorant with a stick blender. You can set the white soap batter aside for the moment.

Create the Green Colored Gin Martini Cold Process Soap PortionCreate the Green Colored Gin Martini Cold Process Soap Portion

Next, you are going to want to grab the other portion of your soap batter. This will be used to create the green colored Gin Martini Cold Process Soap portion. So, you are going to need to use 10 grams of the Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant, 3 grams of the Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant, and 1 gram of the Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant. Once you have added all of your soap colorants to this potion, you will need to use the stick blender to mix it all together.

Combining the Soap Colors for the Gin Martini Soap RecipeCombining the Soap Colors for the Gin Martini Soap Recipe

Once both your colorants have been created, you are going to be combining the soap colorants for the Gin Martini Soap Recipe. You are going to need to pour small amounts of the green soap batter into the white soap batter. Be sure to add these small portions in different places throughout the bowl. You will want to continue to add these portions until you run out of the green soap batter.

Swirling the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap RecipeSwirling the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap Recipe

Now that your colored soaps are combined, you are going to be swirling the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap Recipe. So, you will want to take a rubber spatula and swirl using a circular motion. You can move on to the next step once you are happy with the swirls in your soap batter.

Pouring the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap Pouring the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap

After you are happy with the swirls in your bowl of soap batter, you are going to be pouring the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap. So, you will want to set up your loaf soap mold. Then, slowly pour the soap swirl designs into your wholesale soap mold. 

Swirl the Top of the Gin Martini CP Soap Swirl the Top of the Gin Martini CP Soap

After pouring your homemade soap, you are ready to swirl the top of the Gin Martini CP Soap. So, you will need to get the wooden skewer. Then, you will drag this skewer along the top of your soap in circular motions. This will give the top of your soap a nice finishing touch to your soap loaf.

Remove the Gin Martini Soap From the MoldRemove the Gin Martini Soap From the Mold

Once your cold process soap has completely set up, you are ready to remove the Gin Martini Soap from the mold. It should take your soap about 24 to 48 hours in the soap mold before the soap hardens enough to remove it from the mold. When it is hard enough, your soap loaf can be removed from the mold.

Cutting the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap RecipeCutting the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap

Now that your soap is completely set up, you can begin cutting the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap. After slicing your soap into individual bars, you are going to need to set your soap somewhere safe to cure. The curing process can take anywhere for 4 to 6 weeks for enough of the soap lye to finish reacting.

Use the Finished Gin Martini Cold Process Soap RecipeUse the Finished Gin Martini Cold Process Soap Recipe

Once your swirl soap has finished curing, you are finally able to use the finished Gin Martini Cold Process Soap Recipe. At this point, you can use and enjoy the benefits of handmade cold process soap for your skin. Of course, you can use wholesale soap packaging supplies to save your bars for later use or

Mix Your Own Gin Martini

If you enjoy the aroma of our Gin Martini Fragrance Oil, then you may want to learn how to mix your own Gin Martini. This classic drink is simple and fast to create, so you will be ready for you to enjoy it in no time at all! Plus, it is sure to pair perfectly with the aroma of this nourishing batch of soap. So, check out the Perfect Gin Martini from Chow Hound.

Questions About This Cold Process Soap RecipeQuestions About This Cold Process Soap Recipe

We hope that you had fun creating the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap Recipe. If you have any questions about this cold process soap recipe, then you can reach out to us. As always, you can contact us over the phone on our HUG line, in the NG store, and on social media. First, we are available on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to reach us on Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these social media platforms to ask us questions about this boozy soap recipe, but you can share your own homemade soap ideas, too!

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Tuscan Wine CP Soap Recipe


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Tuscan Wine CP Soap RecipeTuscan Wine CP Soap Recipe

If you are looking for soap making ideas, then you may want to try out this elegant wine soap recipe from Natures Garden. The Tuscan Wine CP Soap Recipe uses wholesale soap making supplies that allow you to create cold process soap that is moisturizing and elegant. Of course, the soap making supplies, like soaping oils and butters, are perfect for nourishing skin care as the soap cleans your body. Furthermore, the elegant scent of our Tuscan Wine Fragrance Oil blends perfectly with the true notes of real, red wine. So, you can use this bath and body recipe to create fantastic cp soap bars using wine.

Natures Garden Ingredients for the Tuscan Wine CP Soap Recipe

Lye
Rice Bran Oil
Sunflower Oil
Macadamia Nut Oil
Sesame Seed Oil
Castor Oil
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Mango Butter
Tuscan Wine Fragrance Oil
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Deep Purple FUN Soap Colorant
Kelly Green Fun Soap Colorant
Spirulina Powder
Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety GLOVES for Soap Making- 1 pair
Cutter for Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety MASK for Soap Making- 2 count
Thermometer

Other Ingredients for the Tuscan Wine CP Soap Recipe

Scale
Water
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Stick Blender
Wine
Mini Bunch of Grapes Soap & Candle Mold (www.flexiblemolds.com)

Weights for the Tuscan Wine CP Soap

129 grams of Water
129 grams of Frozen Wine
98 grams of Lye

121 grams of Rice Bran Oil
68 grams of Sunflower Oil
13 grams of Castor Oil
68 grams of Macadamia Nut Oil
5 grams of Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant
68 grams of Sesame Oil
122 grams of Fractionated Coconut Oil
217 grams of Mango Butter
51 grams of Tuscan Wine Fragrance Oil
6 grams of Spirulina Powder

Weights for the MP Soap Grapes

132 grams of Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap
8 grams of Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
7 grams of Tuscan Wine Fragrance Oil
8 grams of Deep Purple FUN Soap Colorant

Clean and Sanitize for the Tuscan Wine CP Soap Recipe

Before you begin making your homemade soap, you are going to want to clean and sanitize for the Tuscan Wine CP Soap Recipe. First, you are going to want to collect all of your soap making supplies that are listed for this bath and body recipe. Additionally, you are going to want to clean off a work space to allow yourself the space that you would need to make cold process soap recipes with lye. Also, you will want to prepare a spray bottle of vinegar as well as a bottle of rubbing alcohol. Then, set both of these bottles aside for when you need them later on.

Boil the Wine for the Tuscan Wine CP Soap Recipe

Another preparation that you will need to make is to boil the wine for the Tuscan Wine CP Soap Recipe. So, you will want to place the wine into a pot on the stove top and boil it for 30-40 minutes. Be sure that you are stirring the wine periodically as it boils. After this amount of time has elapsed, you will weigh out and carefully pour the wine into ice cube freezer trays. Next, you will place these trays in the freezer overnight. When you are ready to make your wine soap, the frozen wine cubes will be used to replace half of the water portion in the water/lye solution. The exact amount of wine needed is listed above.

Deciding on the Wine for Your Homemade Soap Recipe

We have some advice for anyone deciding on the wine for your homemade soap recipe. We would recommend that you use a type of wine with a lower sugar content. If you are using a wine with a high sugar content, then it will speed up gel. This will cause your soap batter to bubble up and out of the mold. With this in mind, you will want to prepare for this possibility. So, take proper precautions at safe guarding the surface your mold is placed on.

Preparing the Soap Grapes for the Wine Soap RecipePreparing the Soap Grapes for the Wine Soap Recipe

First, you are going to be preparing the soap grapes for the wine soap recipe. So, you are going to need to add 132 grams of the Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap Base to a microwave safe bowl. Then, you will need to use thirty second intervals to melt your soap base and stirring between these bursts in the microwave. Then, you are going to want to add 7 grams of the Tuscan Wine Fragrance Oil. Also, you are going to want to add in 8 grams of Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant and 8 grams of Deep Purple FUN Soap Colorant. Once everything is mixed together, you can add your melt and pour soap to your wholesale soap mold. Then, spray the top with rubbing alcohol to release air bubbles. You will want to make sure that your grape bunches set up completely before removing them from the mold. You will need five bunches in total.

Make the Lye Solution for the Tuscan Wine CP Soap Make the Lye Solution for the Tuscan Wine CP Soap

First, you are going to prepare the lye solution for the Tuscan Wine CP Soap. So, you will need to weigh out 129 grams of water and 129 grams of your frozen wine cubes in a mixing bowl. Then, you will need to weigh out 98 grams of Lye for soap in a separate container. Then, you will want to slowly add the lye to your wine/water mixture. As you add the lye you will want to slowly stir. Once everything is mixed together, let the lye solution cool down to room temperature.

Preparing the Cosmetic Oils for the Wine CP Soap RecipePreparing the Cosmetic Oils for the Wine CP Soap Recipe

Also, you are going to be preparing the cosmetic oils for the Wine CP Soap Recipe. So, you will want to weigh out 121 grams of the Rice Bran Oil, 68 grams of the Sunflower Oil, 13 grams of the Castor Oil, 68 grams of the Macadamia Nut Oil, 68 grams of the Sesame Oil, 122 grams of the Fractionated Coconut Oil, and 217 grams of the Mango Butter. Then, you can melt down your cosmetic oils and butters. Once everything is melted, set the mixture aside to cool down to room temperature.

Weighing the Wholesale Herb for the CP Soap Weighing the Wholesale Herb for the CP Soap

While you are waiting for your soap making recipe, you will be weighing the herbal colorant for the cp soap. So, you will want to add 6 grams of the Spirulina Powder to a small bowl. You will want to add a small amount of soaping oils to this cosmetic herb. Then, mix these soap ingredients together and break up any clumps you find.

Preparing the Soap Colorant for the Soap RecipePreparing the Soap Colorant for the Soap Recipe

Next, you are going to be weighing out the remaining soap colorant for the soap procedure. Since the Spirulina Powder is an herbal soap colorant, you will be adding this additional soap colorant to it. This will enhance the color slightly and create an even better shade of green. So, add 5 grams of the Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant to your wholesale herb. Then, set this mixture aside for right now. 

Combine the Soaping Ingredients for the Wine SoapCombine the Soaping Ingredients for the Wine Soap

After the lye solution and your cosmetic oils have reached the right temperature, you are ready to combine the soaping ingredients for the wine soap. So, you will want to add your wine solution to your cosmetic oils. Then, you will need to use a stick blender to mix everything together. Once everything is mixed, you can move on to the next step in the soap making process.

Adding the Fragrance for the Tuscan Wine CP Soap RecipeAdding the Fragrance for the Tuscan Wine CP Soap Recipe

Then, you are going to be adding the fragrance oil for the Tuscan Wine CP Soap Recipe. So, you will need to weigh out 51 grams of the Tuscan Wine Fragrance Oil. After measuring the scented oil, you can add it to the cold process soap batter. This will provide your cp soaps with an aroma of fine red wine. This true luxury fragrance oil has top notes of black grapes, strawberry, and red wine. These notes are followed by middle notes of white flowers and sweet cinnamon Finally, the aroma sits on dry wood base notes.

Add the Coloring the Tuscan Wine Cold Process Soap Add the Coloring the Tuscan Wine Cold Process Soap

Next, you are going to add the coloring the Tuscan Wine Cold Process Soap. So, add the soap colorant that you have previously prepared and add it to your soap batter. Then, you will need to use your stick blender to thoroughly incorporate your colorant. At this point you will want to continue to stick blend until your cp soap batter has reached trace.

Pouring the Tuscan Wine CP SoapPouring the Tuscan Wine CP Soap

Once your cold process soap batter has hit trace, you will be pouring the Tuscan Wine CP Soap into the mold. So, you will need to grab your loaf soap mold. Then, you are going to pour all of your cp soap batter into the mold.

Placing the Soap Grapes on the Tuscan Wine CP Soap Placing the Soap Grapes on the Tuscan Wine CP Soap

Once your soap is in the mold, you are going to be placing the soap grapes on the Tuscan Wine CP Soap. Of course, you will want to make sure that the green soap is set up enough that your grapes won’t sink. However, the soap needs to be malleable enough to allow the soap grapes to adhere.

Adding the Mica Dust to the Tuscan Wine CP Soap RecipeAdding the Mica Dust to the Tuscan Wine CP Soap Recipe

After all of the grape bunches are on your soap loaf, you are going to be adding the mica dust to the Tuscan Wine CP Soap Recipe. So, lightly sprinkle the top of your cold process soap with the Diamond Dust Mica Powder. This will provide a beautiful shimmer for the top of your wine soap recipe.

Finishing the Tuscan Wine CP Soap Recipe

Now you are nearly done with creating your own homemade soap from scratch. There are only a few things left for finishing the Tuscan Wine CP Soap Recipe. After about 24 to 48 hours, you can remove the soap from the loaf mold. At this time, you can cut your cold process soap into five bars where each have a single bunch on top. Then, you will need to let your soap bars cure for a few weeks. After your cp soap has gone through the curing process, you are ready to use your finished soap!

Tuscan Wine Retreat

You can use nourishing bath and body products to create your very own relaxing retreat right at home. While you can use pampering cosmetic products, like the Tuscan Wine CP Soap, to provide you with a lovely experience. there is something to be said about a well deserved getaway. Anyone out there that is feeling like it’s time to treat yourself to some rest and relaxation should definitely consider planning this vacation to a Tuscan spa retreat. The Tuscany Yoga + Wine Retreat  hosted by La Dolce Vigna is a fantastic trip that will be sure to leave you feeling rejuvenated and relaxed.

Questions About the Tuscan Wine CP Soap RecipeQuestions About the Tuscan Wine CP Soap Recipe

We hope you enjoyed this soap recipe! If you are interested in even more small batch cold process soap recipes, then you should definitely check out the Cold Process Soap Recipes page on the Natures Garden website. Also, you can reach out to us for answering any questions about the Tuscan Wine CP Soap Recipe. You can reach out to us using the phone H.U.G. line, in the Natures Garden store, and online. An easy way to reach out to us online is through our social media platforms. First, we are available on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to find us on Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these social media platforms to ask us any soap making questions that you may have, but that’s not all you can do on these platforms! You can get advice on soap making and share your own soap ideas, too. So, we wish you the best with your soap recipes and hope to hear from you soon!