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Jun
25

Sunflower Oil Soap Recipes


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Sunflower Oil Soap RecipesSunflower Oil Soap Recipes

If you want to create some great cold process soap, then check out some of the most skin loving Sunflower Oil Soap Recipes from Natures Garden! These bath and body recipes use quality wholesale soap making oils that you will be sure to love to include in your handcrafted skin care products. The sunflower oil in these cosmetic recipes will nourish the skin and allow you to create some fantastic cold process soap recipes. So, you will definitely want to check out this diy cosmetics blog below to find some of our soap recipes that use this cosmetic oil!

Sunflower Oil Soap Recipes: Wisteria Cold Process Soap RecipeSunflower Oil Soap Recipes: Wisteria Cold Process Soap Recipe

One fantastic cold process soap recipe that we can try out is the lovely Wisteria Cold Process Soap Recipe. This wholesale soap making recipe uses quality cosmetic oils and butters that create a fantastic bar of soap! Not only does this bar of soap use quality skin care ingredients, but it uses a gorgeous fragrance oil, too! The Wisteria Blvd Fragrance Oil has a gorgeous blend of ultra feminine floral notes that create a captivating and enchanting scent. Plus, this soap bar uses very feminine shades of pink and purple that are accented with shimmery mica. Together, these soap properties work together to create a gorgeous soap recipe.

Sunflower Oil Soap Recipes: Kiwi Watermelon Soap RecipeSunflower Oil Soap Recipes: Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe

Another great soap recipe that includes the lovely sunflower oil is our Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe. This scented soap recipe includes wonderful soap making ingredients that will be sure to create a quality batch of soap! Not only do these cosmetic oils allow you to create a fantastically conditioning batch of soap, but this cosmetic recipe uses soap colorants that are swirled to create a fun kiwi watermelon soap! Further, the scent of our juicy Kiwi Watermelon Fragrance Oil was included in our bar of soap. This scrumptious soap scent has bubbly, juicy top notes of of juicy watermelon and grapefruit followed by notes of strawberry, green melon, white lily, ozone, Balsamic vanilla, and fresh woods. Together, these notes create a fantastic scent that is simply irresistible. So, you can create a batch of cp soap that is sure to be enjoyed!

Sunflower Oil Soap Recipes: Raspberry CP Soap RecipeSunflower Oil Soap Recipes: Raspberry CP Soap Recipe

The scrumptious Raspberry CP Soap Recipe is another great soap recipe that you can create with sunflower oil. Of course, this delicious soap recipe was made to look like a sweet raspberry dessert. However, this batch of cold process soap isn’t just pretty to look at and decorate your home. This cold process soap uses sunflower oil to nourish the skin. Plus, this soap recipe includes the strong and true aroma of our Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil. So, you can make a batch of cold process soap that looks like dessert and cares for the skin.

Sunflower Oil Soap Recipes: Champagne Pear CP Soap Cupcakes RecipeSunflower Oil Soap Recipes: Champagne Pear CP Soap Cupcakes Recipe

Also, you can create an adorable cupcake soap with the Champagne Pear CP Soap Cupcakes Recipe. This handmade soap recipes uses quality wholesale soap ingredients that will care for the skin. So, you can create soap that is conditioning for the skin as well as a cute cupcake shape. Further, this scented soap includes the aroma of the Champagne Pear Fragrance Oil. This scented oil is an effervescent blend of citrus and melon notes that are accented with crisp greens to create a champagne accent for this fruity scent. This luxurious scented is perfect for creating cute cupcake soaps that are great for your skin and have an elegant aroma!

Strawberry Scented Cosmetics and Candles: Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap RecipeSunflower Oil Soap Recipes: Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe

Also, you can create the lovely Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe. This moisturizing cold process soap recipe includes some fantastic soap making ingredients that are sure to make the perfect batch of soap. This scrumptious cosmetic recipe uses quality, wholesale soap making ingredients that you will be sure to enjoy. Not only will you be able to create a quality bar of soap, but your soap will look adorable, too! This batch of soap uses mp soap base to create embeds for the top of this creation. Furthermore, this scented soap includes the aroma of the NG Strawberry & Champagne Type Fragrance Oil, which can be described as a sweet blend of red fruits boosted by lily of the valley and apple cider. So, you can create a fantastic soap recipe that you can enjoy while caring for your skin.

Sunflower Oil Soap Recipes: Herbal Soap RecipeSunflower Oil Soap Recipes: Herbal Soap Recipe

Another great soap making recipe that you can use the wholesale sunflower oil to create our Herbal Soap Recipe. This scented soap recipe uses wholesale soap making ingredients that are perfect for creating a homemade soap that cares for the skin. Furthermore, you can use the scent of our Dandelion Pear Fragrance Oil to create a quality batch of cold process soap.  This soap scent has a slightly bitter aroma of dandelion, and wildflowers. These notes are perfectly mellowed out with tart fresh pear, green tea leaves, and cool aloe vera. So, you will be able to make a refreshing and clean homemade soap that will pamper the skin and provide a lovely aroma.

Sunflower Oil Soap Recipes: Argan Soap RecipeSunflower Oil Soap Recipes: Argan Soap Recipe

You will love creating our Argan Soap Recipe through the soap making process. This cosmetic recipe uses quality soap making oils and butters that are perfect for creating some lovely skin care recipes. Not only does this moisturizing cold process soap recipe soap recipe contain quality ingredients. Additionally, this soap making recipe includes the lovely aroma of the luxury spa scent of our Kulu Bay Fragrance Oil. This scented oil is an energetic blend of tamarind, crushed lychee berries, Tahitian Noni juice, and fresh cranberries. These notes are followed by the herbal freshness of sun-ripened figs and base notes of basil and palm leaves. All of these soap making ingredients are perfect for making soap at home that will pamper your body from head to toe!

Sunflower Oil Soap Recipes: Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap RecipeSunflower Oil Soap Recipes: Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap Recipe

One scrumptious scented cold process soap recipe that you can make is the Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap Recipe. This scented soap recipe was created to look like delicious chocolaty brownies. Not only is this soap absolutely scrumptious, but this bathing soap recipe uses the delicious scent of our Hot Fudge Brownies Fragrance Oil. This scented oil has notes of freshly baked chocolate brownies that are smothered in hot fudge sauce with a hint of vanilla. Of course, this cold process soap recipe uses soap making ingredients, like cosmetic oils, that will nourish the skin, too. So, you can create a lovely soap recipe that will care for your entire body.

Sunflower Oil Soap Recipes: Sunflower and Sunshine Soap RecipeSunflower Oil Soap Recipes: Sunflower and Sunshine Soap Recipe

You can create a fantastic layered soap cold process using our Sunflower and Sunshine Soap Recipe. This is one of our small batch cold process soap recipes that you will be sure to enjoy. This cold process soap recipe uses quality soap making supplies to create a fun soap that will be sure to nourish the body. Plus, this scented oil includes the bright, fresh scent of our NG Early Sunrise Type Fragrance Oil. This scented oil is a complex blend of just the right amount of lemon, grapefruit, clementine, green herbal floral notes, and amber woods. So, this beautiful and moisturizing cold process soap recipe is one soap recipe that you will be sure to enjoy!

Sunflower Oil Soap Recipes: Sweet Orange Chili Pepper Cold Process Soap RecipeSunflower Oil Soap Recipes: Sweet Orange Chili Pepper Cold Process Soap Recipe

Another fun soap recipe that you can create with wholesale sunflower oil is the Sweet Orange Chili Pepper Cold Process Soap Recipe. Further, this soap recipe uses the lovely aroma of the Sweet Orange Chili Pepper Fragrance Oil. This scented oil is a combination of Valencia Orange, Sparkling Bergamot, Tangerine Zest, Tart Cassis, Orange Juice, Neroli, Ground Pepper, Fiery Chili Pepper, and Sheer Musk. Further, this sassy and saucy fragrance oil was perfectly inspired the bright swirling colors of this homemade cold process soap recipe! So, you can create a cold process soap recipe that is 

Sunflower Oil Soap Recipes: Wine Cold Process Soap RecipeSunflower Oil Soap Recipes: Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe

Another lovely cosmetic recipe that you can create with this nourishing cosmetic oil is the Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe. This wonderful soap recipe blends the conditioning properties of Natures Garden cosmetic supplies with the skin benefits of real red wine. Further, this red wine soap recipe include the aroma of our Merlot Wine Fragrance Oil to add to extenuate the scent of real red wine. This fragrance oil has velvety nuances of plums, apples, red raspberries and strawberries. These scented oil notes combine with a light alcoholic and spicy background. You will love the wonderful aroma of red Merlot wine in your homemade cp soap recipe.

Sunflower Oil Soap Recipes: World Peace Cold Process Soap RecipeSunflower Oil Soap Recipes: World Peace Cold Process Soap Recipe

You can use this next cp soap recipe that you can create a soap that is vivid, fun, and beneficial for the skin. Of course, the World Peace Cold Process Soap Recipe uses wholesale cosmetic oils to create a quality batch of cold process soap that is sure to be a hit! Further, this soap recipe uses the aroma of our Peace Fragrance Oil. Not only does this cold process soap recipe use a lovely fragrance, but this soap recipe uses a beautiful swirl of bright soap colorants to create a tie dye appearance. So, you can use this soap making recipe to create a fun bath and body recipe that will nourish and cleanse your skin.

Sunflower Oil Soap Recipes: Solid Pink Salt Scrub RecipeSunflower Oil Soap Recipes: Solid Pink Salt Scrub Recipe

Not only can you create some homemade cold process soap with this nourishing cosmetic oil, but you can enhance your melt and pour soap base by adding the sunflower oil, too. Further, the Solid Pink Salt Scrub Recipe includes wholesale cosmetic salt, cosmetic oils, a lovely fragrance oil, and mica powdered dust. So, you can use the NG Sun and Sand Type Fragrance Oil to scent this lovely soap recipe. This lovely summer scent has notes of ozony blend of florals and citrus. These notes combine with white flowers, bergamot, orange blossoms, ylang ylang, and muguet lily. Finally, the scent ends with a light musk base. So, you can use this lovely fragrance oil, skin nourishing oils, and wholesale herbs to create a great homemade soap scrub recipe!

Sunflower Oil Soap Recipes: Eat More Sunflower Seeds

Of course, sunflower oil comes from pressing the seeds from a sunflower. But creating a skin loving cosmetic oil isn’t the only thing that these seeds are good for! In fact, sunflower seeds are pretty healthy for you to add to your diet as they are pretty nutritious. If you would like a few different ideas on how to add some more of these seeds to your diet, then check out 13 Easy Ways to Use Sunflower Seeds from the Green and Clean Mom. This article shares a few easy ways to add more sunflower seeds to your day, like sprinkling on salads. Also, the list shares a few more creative ideas, like trying out sunflower mayonnaise.

Sunflower Oil Soap Recipes: Reach Out to Us Sunflower Oil Soap Recipes: Reach Out to Us 

We hope that you have enjoyed these homemade soap recipes! If you have any more questions about how to make soap with the addition of sunflower oil, then feel free to reach out to us to ask any of your questions. You can talk to us over the phone on our HUG Line, in the NG store, and online. An easy way to reach us online is through our social media. First, we are available on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to find us on both Instagram and Twitter. Of course, you can use these social media platforms to ask us any soap making questions that you may have. But, you can share your own homemade soap creations, as well! So, we hope that we hear from you very soon!

Jun
07

Tiger Stripe Soap


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Tiger Stripe SoapTiger Stripe Soap

Do you love the gorgeous pattern of a tiger? You will love the beautiful Tiger Stripe Soap from Natures Garden. This homemade soap recipe will use soap making supplies that will be sure to create a fantastic cold process soap. Not only will this homemade soap recipe provide you with a beautiful animal print soap, but this cp soap will nourish your skin, too. So, take a look at the animal print soap recipe in the soap blog below.

Tiger Stripe Soap: Prepare and Sanitize

Before you start to make your own cold process soap recipe, you will want to make a few simple preparations. First, you will need to gather and wash any equipment you need for this soap recipe. Also, you will want to gather your soap making ingredients for this free craft recipe. Next, you are going to want to clean up a space to use as a work area. Make sure that you have enough area to work to make the process easier and more fun!

Tiger Stripe Soap: Prepare a Bottle of Vinegar

Also, you will need to prepare a bottle of vinegar before creating this homemade soap recipe. This bottle of vinegar will be useful for keeping yourself safe during the cp soap process, as the vinegar will be used to deactivate lye that may come into contact with your skin. Also, you can use this vinegar to clean up your work station after working on your lye soap. This will make sure that there isn’t any active lye left behind on your work station that you or someone else could come into contact with. So, you will want to fill a bottle with vinegar and set it somewhere close by until it is needed.

Tiger Stripe Soap: First Time Making CP Soap?

If you have never made soap from scratch, then you may want to look at some of our soap making classes on this soaping process. First, you will need to make sure that you are familiar with soap making safety, which you can find in our Soap Making Safety Class. Also, you can Click Here For Basic CP Soap Making Class. Another option you have is to check out an easier cp soap recipe to practice soap making before trying out this recipe. If you’d like to try an easy recipe first, then check out the Beginners Cold Process Soap Recipe. If you feel ready to make this bath and body recipe, then continue reading this soap making blog!

Tiger Stripe Soap: Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Lye
Jojoba Oil
Mango Butter
Apricot Kernel Oil
Avocado Oil
Shea Butter
Coconut Oil 76
Jungle Love Fragrance Oil
Sodium Lactate
Neon Orange FUN Soap Colorant
Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Cutter for Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
Thermometer
Safety GLOVES for Soap Making
Natures Garden Apron
Safety MASK for Soap Making
Small Square Tray Mold

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Other Needed Ingredients

Scale
Distilled Water
Mixing Bowls
Spatula
Stick Blender
8 ounce Squeeze Bottles (3)
Measuring Spoons
Wooden Skewer

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Weights and Amounts for Recipe

323 grams of the Distilled Water
115 grams of the Lye- Sodium Hydroxide
8 grams of the Sodium Lactate (added to cooled lye solution)

85 grams of the Avocado Oil
127 grams of the Mango Butter
170 grams of the Sunflower Oil
85 grams of the Apricot Kernel Oil
127 grams of the Shea Butter
212 grams of the Coconut Oil 76
42 grams of the Jojoba Oil
64 grams of the Jungle Love Fragrance Oil

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Amounts for Orange Soap Colorant

5 grams of the Neon Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Amounts for Black Soap Colorant

5 grams of the Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Tiger Stripe Soap: Creating the Lye SolutionTiger Stripe Soap: Creating the Lye Solution

First you are going to want to create the lye solution for your cold process soap recipe. So, you will want to measure out 323 grams of the water and 115 grams of the lye. Of course, you will want to mix these cosmetic ingredients in a well vented area. Further, you will want to wear a face mask and protective clothing. Once you have made these preparations you can add the lye to the water while gently stirring the solution. Once the solution cools, you can add 8 grams of Sodium Lactate. Until the lye solution cools you can begin preparing the cosmetic oils and the soap colorant.

Tiger Stripe Soap: Preparing the Cosmetic OilsTiger Stripe Soap: Preparing the Cosmetic Oils

Next, you are going to create your cosmetic oils for this soap recipe. These cosmetic oils will be added to a microwave safe bowl to melt in the microwave. So, you will need to add 85 grams of Avocado Oil, 127 grams of Mango Butter, 170 grams of Sunflower Oil, 85 grams of Apricot Kernel Oil, 127 grams of Shea Butter, 212 grams of Coconut Oil 76, and 42 grams of Jojoba Oil. After these soap making oils have melted, you can set this bowl aside to reach room temperature.

Tiger Stripe Soap:Preparing the Soap ColorantsTiger Stripe Soap: Preparing the Soap Colorants

While you are waiting for the lye solution and the wholesale cosmetic oils to both cool to room temperature, you can start to prepare the soap colorants. You will need two small bowls to hold your colorants. One of these bowls will be used to hold each of the two different colors used in this homemade soap recipe.

Tiger Stripe Soap: Prepare the Orange Soap Colorant

In one small bowl you will want to prepare the orange soap colorant. This small bowl will contain 5 grams of the Neon Oxide FUN Soap Colorant. So, you can prepare the orange colorant for your tiger soap.

Tiger Stripe Soap: Prepare the Black Soap Colorant

In a second small bowl you will want to prepare the black colorant for your animal print soap. This bowl will contain 5 grams of the Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant that you will use in a later step for this soap.

Tiger Stripe Soap: Emulsifying the Soap IngredientsTiger Stripe Soap: Emulsifying the Soap Ingredients

You are going to want to pour the lye solution into your mixing bowl of cosmetic oils. Then, you will need to use a stick blender to emulsify these lovely soap making ingredients together. Once your soap batter has just about reached the point of trace, you are ready to move on to the next step in the cp soap process.

Tiger Stripe Soap: Adding the Fragrance OilTiger Stripe Soap: Adding the Fragrance Oil

Now, you are ready to include the soap scent in your emulsified mixture. So, you will add 64 grams of the Jungle Love Fragrance Oil to your soap batter. After, be sure to use a stick blender to fully incorporate the scent. This will provide your soap with an aroma of tropical and citrus scents. This fragrance contains a combination of fresh squeezed oranges, pineapples, bananas, coconut, and fresh kiwi notes.

Tiger Stripe Soap: Separate Into Two PortionsTiger Stripe Soap: Separate Into Two Portions

Next, you will want to separate your soap batter into two equal portions. One of these portions will be used for each of the colors for this soap making recipe. So, you will need to grab another clean mixing bowl and add half of the soap to this bowl. After your homemade cp soap has been divided you are ready to prepare your two colors.

Tiger Stripe Soap: Adding the Soap ColorantTiger Stripe Soap: Adding the Soap Colorant

Now you are going to add the soap colorant to each of the two portions of soap. In one of the two bowls, you will need to add the neon orange soap colorant. You can use the stick blender to thoroughly mix everything together. Next, you can use the black soap colorant to add to the second portion of the soap batter. You will want to wipe off your stick blender and use it to fully incorporate the colorant.

Tiger Stripe Soap: Filling Your Squeeze BottlesTiger Stripe Soap: Filling Your Squeeze Bottles

You are going to use these two colored soap portions to fill up your squeeze bottles. First, you are going to use your black colored soap portion and pour your soap into the bottle. Second, you are going to use the orange colored soap portion to fill another squeeze bottle. Once both of your bottles are filled you can add the lids. Now you are ready to use the filled bottles of soap.

Tiger Stripe Soap: Creating the Tiger StripesTiger Stripe Soap: Creating the Tiger Stripes

Now you are going to use your small square mold to begin your soap making process. So, you are going to want to use the black colored soap to create lines in the mold. You will want to make sure that these lines look like tiger stripes. You will continue to make these lines all throughout your soap mold.

Tiger Stripe Soap: Fill in the Empty SpaceTiger Stripe Soap: Fill in the Empty Space

Once you have all your stripes made with the black soap, you are ready to add the orange color. So, take your orange colored soap and fill in the empty places in the mold. Once you have created the first layer of this animal print soap, you can move on to creating the second layer in your homemade cold process soap.

Tiger Stripe Soap: Creating the Additional Soap Layers Tiger Stripe Soap: Creating the Additional Soap Layers

Now you are going to create the next layer of your tiger soap. You will want to go back and use the black colored soap to begin creating this second layer. So, you can use this soap to put another layer on the black stripes of the previous layer. Next, you will want to continue to make this second layer with the orange soap. Layer this orange soap by layering it on the orange soap from the previous layer. You will want to continue to alternate your colors and create additional layers of the soap.

Tiger Stripe Soap: Swirling the SoapTiger Stripe Soap: Swirling the Soap

Once your homemade soap has reached the top of the soap mold, you are going to swirl the top of your soap. So, you will need to use a wooden skewer to swirl the top of your soap. Of course, you are going to want to keep your wooden skewer towards the top of the soap. If you swirl too low into the mold, then you may ruin the stripes of your tiger soap. You will want to create a soap pattern that is a similar design to the swirled soap we are creating in the picture.

Tiger Stripe Soap: Finish Your CP Soap Recipe

Finally, your homemade soap with lye is done and nearly ready for you to use! Now you will just need to wait about 24 to 48 hours before you can remove the soap from the wholesale soap mold. After removing your soap from the mold, you will want to wait until your soap is set up enough to cut into individual bars. You will be able to cut sixteen individual bars. Now, you will just need to wait for your cold process soap to finish going through the curing process. This will take four to six weeks to be finished curing. Afterward, you will be able to use your finished soap!

Tiger Stripe Soap: Learn About Baby Tigers

While tigers are both beautiful and dangerous creatures, baby tigers just look so cute! These cubs have beautiful marking just like their parents, but they look as sweet as a kitten. If you want to learn even more about little tigers and see some adorable pictures, then check out Facts About Baby Tigers from Mom and Me.

Tiger Stripe Soap: Ask Us Your QuestionsTiger Stripe Soap: Ask Us Your Questions

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

May
29

Cucumber Melons Soap Recipe


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Cucumber Melons Soap RecipeCucumber Melons Soap Recipe

If you are looking for a fun soap recipe, then you may want to try out the Cucumber Melons Soap Recipe! This cp soap recipe from Natures Garden uses luscious soap making ingredients and a fun soaping technique to create this free craft recipe. So, this finished soap will have the unique appearance of funnel pour soap and will nourish your skin. Plus, this scented soap recipe includes the refreshing aroma of our cucumber melons fragrance. You can check out this lovely soap making recipe in this soap blog.

Cucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Clean and Prepare

Before you begin making this homemade soap recipe, you are going to want to make some preparations. First, gather and wash any equipment you need for this bath and body recipe. Also, you will want to gather your soap making ingredients for this free craft recipe. Next, you are going to want to clean up a space for you to use as a work area. Make sure you have enough area for you to work comfortably, so you will have a good work space that will make the process easier to do and more fun!

Cucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Prepare a Bottle of Vinegar

You will need to prepare a bottle of vinegar before creating your homemade soap. This bottle of vinegar will be useful for cp soap safety, as the vinegar will be used to deactivate lye that may come into contact with your skin. Also, you can use the vinegar to clean up your work station after working on soap to make sure that there isn’t any active lye left behind. So, you will want to fill a bottle with vinegar and set it nearby until it is needed.

Cucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Soap Making for Beginners

If you haven’t ever made homemade soap from scratch, then you may want to look at some of our classes on the cold process soap process. First, you will need to make sure that you are familiar with soap making safety. Of course, you can find out how to be safe and make soap correctly in our Soap Making Safety Class. Also, you may want to Click Here For Basic CP Soap Making Class. Anyone that feels ready to make this bath and body recipe, should continue reading this blog!

Cucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Available from Natures Garden

Lye
Mango Butter
Palm Oil RBD
Sweet Almond Oil
Apricot Kernel Oil
Coconut Oil 76
Shea Butter
Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant
Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
Cucumber and Melons Fragrance Oil
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
Large Rectangle Tray – Mold Market Mold
Safety GLOVES for Soap Making- 1 pair
Thermometer
Safety MASK for Soap Making- 2 count
Soap Making Apron

Cucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Other Needed Ingredients

Scale
Water
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Stick Blender
Rubber Spatula
Vinegar
8 ounce Squeeze Bottles (5)

Cucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Weights for the CP Soap

323 grams of Distilled Water
116 grams of Lye

212 grams of Coconut Oil 76
128 grams of Sweet Almond Oil
42 grams of Apricot Oil
35 grams of Mango Butter
50 grams of Palm Oil
85 grams of Meadowfoam Seed Oil
128 grams of Shea Butter
170 grams of Sunflower Oil
64 grams of Cucumber and Melons Fragrance Oil

Cucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Amounts for the Lime Green Portion

4 drops of Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant

Cucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Amounts for the Neon Green Portion

5 drops of Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant

Cucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Amounts for the Yellow Green Portion

3 drops of Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant
5 drops of Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant

Cucumber Soap Recipe: Amounts for the White Portion

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

Cucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Making the Lye Solution

First, you are going to create the lye solution for your homemade soap recipe. You will want to prepare this soap recipe in a well ventilated room. Also, you will need to wear a face mask and protective clothing during this process. In separate containers, you will need to measure out 323 grams of water and 116 grams of lye. As always, you are going to stir as you add the lye to your water. After all the lye is mixed in, you will need to wait for your solution to cool to room temperature.

Preparing Your Soaping OilsCucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Preparing Your Soaping Oils

Next, you are ready to prepare your soap making oils for this recipe. In a microwave safe bowl, you will need to add 212 grams Coconut Oil 76, 128 grams Sweet Almond Oil, 42 grams Apricot Oil, 35 grams Mango Butter, 50 grams Palm Oil, 85 grams Meadowfoam Seed Oil, 128 grams Shea Butter, and 170 grams Sunflower Oil. After these oils have completely melted, you will set them aside until your lye solution is at the right temperature.

Preparing the Soap ColorantsCucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Preparing the Soap Colorants

While you are waiting for your lye solution and cosmetic oils to cool down, you can begin preparing your colorants for the cold process soap.  These colorants will be added directly to the squeeze bottles. You are going to need a total of five squeeze bottles. You will need to prepare colorants for the white soap, lime green soap, yellow green soap, and neon green soap. While you will have four different colors, you will have two bottles of the white colored soap.

Cucumber Melons Soap Recipe: White Soap Colorant

For the white soap colorant, you are going to need two of the squeeze bottles. So, add 8 grams of the Titanium Dioxide and a small amount of liquid soaping oils to each of these bottles. You can set these two bottles aside for the moment.

Cucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Lime Green Soap Colorant

The lime green soap colorant will have 4 drops of the Lime Green Soap Colorant added to one of your squeeze bottles. Then, you can set this squeeze bottle aside for later. 

Cucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Neon Green Soap Colorant

The neon green soap colorant will have 5 drops of the Neon Green Soap Colorant added to one of your squeeze bottles. Then, set this bottle aside for now.

Cucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Yellow Green Soap Colorant

The yellow green soap colorant will have 3 drops of the Neon Yellow Soap Colorant and 5 drops of the Lime Green Soap Colorant added to one of your squeeze bottles. Then, set this bottle aside for a later step.

Combine the Oils and Lye SolutionCucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Combine the Oils and Lye Solution

Once your cosmetic oils and lye solution are at the right temperature, you are ready to combine them. You will want to make sure that they are within ten degrees of each other. Then, you can add the lye solution to your melted cosmetic oils. You will need to use a stick blender to emulsify your soaping ingredients. Once your ingredients are fully mixed, you ready for the next step.

Adding the Fragrance OilCucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Adding the Fragrance Oil

After, you will be ready to add the fragrance oil to your soap mixture. So, you are going to need 64 grams of the Cucumber and Melons Fragrance Oil. This fragrance has a refreshing aroma that begins with notes of sweet and sour cucumber and a deep green oily note. This scent continues with hints of violet and a background of sweet, freshly sliced honeydew melon. Again, you will use a stick blender to incorporate this scent.

Coloring the SoapCucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Coloring the Soap

Now, you are going to use your scented soap batter to fill the squeeze bottles. You will want to fill each of your five squeeze bottles with soap batter. Once the squeeze bottles are filled, you will put the lid on and hold it closed. Then, shake to mix the colorant into your soap batter.

Filling the Soap MoldCucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Filling the Soap Mold

Once your soap colorant has been incorporated, you are ready to fill up the rectangle soap mold tray. You are going to alternate between using four different colors of soap. So, you will need to set up your mixed squeeze bottles and your soap mold. So, you can continue reading to learn how to use the bottles to add your soap to the mold.

Adding the Yellow Green SoapCucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Adding the Yellow Green Soap

To start filling your soap mold, you are going to use the yellow green colored soap. You will use the squeeze bottle to place small yellow green dots all over the mold. Once your mold looks similar to the picture to the left, you will need to squeeze a white dot directly on top of each of your yellow green colored soap.

Adding the Lime Green SoapCucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Adding the Lime Green Soap

Next, you are going to place lime green dots around the soap mold. You can place these dots on the empty space or on top of the previous dots. Once your own soap mold looks similar to the picture on the left, you will want to put white dots directly on top of these lime green colored soap dots.

Adding the Neon Green SoapCucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Adding the Neon Green Soap

Next, you will want to place neon green dots around the soap mold. Then, you will want to put white soap dots directly on top of the neon green dots.

Continue the ProcessCucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Continue the Process

Now, you will want to repeat the last three steps. You will continue to alternate between green and white soap color until your soap mold is completely filled. Once the mold is completely filled you can tap the mold gently to remove any air bubbles that may be trapped.

Slicing Your Soap BarsCucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Slicing Your Soap Bars

Now, you will need to wait for your homemade soap to set up before you can remove it from the wholesale soap mold. You will want to wait about 24 to 48 hours to ensure that the soap has set up enough to take out. Once you have removed your soap from the mold, you can slice your soap into individual bars. You can easily cut along the lines to create nine bars of cp soap.

Cucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Finishing Your Soap Recipe

Before you can use your homemade soap recipe, you are going to want to wait for the soap to cure. This will make sure that lye has completely reacted and the soap is ready for your skin. The curing process will take about 4-6 weeks. After your soap has finished curing, you can finally use your finished cold process soap!

Cucumber Melon Smoothie

If you enjoy the fragrance for this fun soap recipe, then you may want to check out a food recipe that uses a blend of cucumber and melon that is just as refreshing. The Cucumber Melon Smoothie recipe from Vitamix can be used to make a smoothie you will be sure to enjoy! This scrumptious recipe will blend notes of cantaloupe, honeydew, and cucumber with other delicious flavors to create a truly delicious smoothie recipe.

Have Any Questions?Have Any Questions?

We hope that you have enjoyed making this homemade cold process soap recipe! If you have any questions about making this cp soap, then feel free to reach out to us for answers. You can find us on our HUG Line, in the store, and online. An easy way to find us online is to reach out to us on our social media platforms. First, you can find us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to find us on Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these social platforms to reach out to us or ask us questions, but you can share your own soap creations. So, we hope that you enjoyed this soaping recipe and that we hear from you very soon!

Apr
29

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe


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Kiwi Watermelon Soap RecipeKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe

If you are looking for a fun cp soap recipe, then check out our Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe. This soap making recipe from Natures Garden uses wholesale soap making ingredients that are perfect for soap making. This swirled soap recipe uses luscious cosmetic oils and a scrumptious soap scent, which is sure to pamper you from head to toe. So, check out this soap making blog for a step by step soap recipe.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Ingredients and Supplies from Natures Garden

Lye
Sunflower Oil
Coconut Oil 76
Cocoa Butter Golden Natural
Kiwi Watermelon Fragrance Oil
Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Argan Oil
Rice Bran Oil
Shea Butter
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant
Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible
Poppy Seed Whole
Cutter for Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
THERMOMETER
Safety GLOVES for Soap Making
Natures Garden Apron
Safety MASK for Soap Making
Silicone Soap Mold- 4 Loaf Mold
Diamond Dust Mica Pigment

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Other Needed Equipment

Scale
Distilled Water
One Deep Mixing Bowl
Four Medium Mixing Bowls
Four Small Bowls
Spatula
Stick Blender
Vinegar

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Total Weights and Amounts

516 grams of the Water
193 grams of the Lye- Sodium Hydroxide

272 grams Sunflower Oil
299 grams  Coconut Oil 76
163 grams  Cocoa Butter
136 grams Meadowfoam Seed Oil
68 grams Argan Oil
95 grams Rice Bran Oil
231 grams Shea Butter
95 grams Fractionated Coconut Oil
103 grams Kiwi Watermelon Fragrance Oil

Diamond Dust Mica (less than 1 gram)
Poppy Seeds (less than 1 gram)

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Weights for Pink Colorant

3 grams Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
8 grams Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Weights for Light Green Colorant

3 grams Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant
1 grams Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Weights for Dark Green Colorant

10 grams Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
2 grams Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Weights for White Colorant

6 grams Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible
(Mixed with a small amount of your soaping oils)

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Clean and Sanitize

Before creating your homemade soap recipe, you are going to want to make a few preparations. First, you will need to make sure that the equipment for this recipe is clean and ready to use. So, gather your soap making equipment and wash them to ensure that they are clean. Also, you are going to want to clean up a work space. So, clear a space that you can use to make homemade soap. This will ensure that you have an easier and more enjoyable experience. Also, It is suggested that you wear gloves, protective clothing, a face mask, safety glasses, and a hair net while preparing this recipe to protect yourself while making soap. Further, you may want to prepare a bottle of vinegar to spray in case of skin contact with lye.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: First Time Making CP Soap?

If you have never made cold process soap before, then we would recommend that you learn a bit about the process before jumping in. You can click here for a Basic CP Soap Making Class. Also, you will want to be familiar with cp soap safety before working on a cold process soap recipe. So, please, become familiar with our Soap Making Safety Class. Once you know the basics of making soap from scratch and are able to be safe during the process, you are ready to create your soap recipe!

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Preparing the Lye SolutionKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Preparing the Lye Solution

First, you are going to want to prepare the lye solution for your soap recipe. Of course, you will need to prepare this solution in a well ventilated area. Also, you will need to wear a face mask and gloves. Now, measure out 516 grams of the Water and 193 grams of the Lye- Sodium Hydroxide in separate containers. Now, SLOWLY add the lye to the water. Remember, always add the lye to the water and never the reverse. You will want to carefully stir your water as you add the lye. Once all the lye has been added to the water you will need to wait for the solution to cool.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Preparing the Soap OilsKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Preparing the Soap Oils

While the lye solution is cooling, you can begin to prepare your cosmetic oils. So, measure 272 grams of the Sunflower Oil, 299 grams of the Coconut Oil 76, 163 grams of the Cocoa Butter, 136 grams of the Meadowfoam Seed Oil, 68 grams of the Argan Oil, 95 grams of the Rice Bran Oil, 231 grams of the Shea Butter, and 95 grams of the Fractionated Coconut Oil. Add these cosmetic oils to a microwave safe bowl and use small increments to melt these oils down. If your oil mixture cools too quickly, you can reheat to bring your temperatures closer to each other.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Preparing the Soap ColorantsKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Preparing the Soap Colorants

While you are waiting for your mixtures to be at the right temperature, you can get your soap colorants ready. So, you will want to get your four small bowls. Then, use the weights listed above to add the colorants to the bowls for the Pink Colorant, Light Green Colorant, Dark Green Colorant, and the White Colorant. After, you can set these bowls aside for a later step.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Combining the Lye and Cosmetic OilsKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Combining the Lye and Cosmetic Oils

Once the temperature for your lye solution and cosmetic oils is around 100 degrees Fahrenheit to 120 degrees Fahrenheit, you are ready to combine them. Then, you are going to need to use a stick blender to mix these two mixtures together. Of course, you will need to make sure that you continue mixing until you hit trace to make sure your soaping ingredients are fully emulsified. After this blend of cosmetic oils and lye solution hits trace, you are ready to add the fragrance oil. 

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Adding the Kiwi Watermelon Fragrance OilKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Adding the Kiwi Watermelon Fragrance Oil

Now, you are ready to add 103 grams of Kiwi Watermelon Fragrance Oil to your cosmetic mixture. This scrumptious fragrance oil begins with juicy notes of watermelon and grapefruit. These scents are followed by middle notes of strawberry, green melon, and white lily. Finally, these aromas are sitting on base notes of ozone, Balsamic vanilla, and fresh woods. After adding this scrumptious soap scent, you will need to stick blend to fully incorporate the scent.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Dividing the Uncolored Soap MixtureKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Dividing the Uncolored Soap Mixture

You are going to separate the uncolored portion of the mixture into two halves. Half of this batch will be swirled with the other colored soap portions.  So, you will want to get a large mixing bowl and add 425 grams of this mixture into another bowl. The remaining portion of the uncolored soap batch will be used to top your soap in a later step. So, you can set this bowl aside for now.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Adding the Cosmetic ColorantsKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Adding the Cosmetic Colorants

Next, you are going to add the soap colorants to your soap batter. So, you are going to need to get three more small mixing bowls. You will need to add about 425 grams of your scented soap mixture to each of the bowls. Now, you will have your four portions of soap ready to color! So, you will add each one of your small bowls of portioned colorant to each one of your mixing bowls. Then, you can use the stick blender to incorporate the colorant. You will clean the stick blender clean before mixing the next color.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Mixing Your Colored SoapKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Mixing Your Colored Soap

Now, you will need to grab your deep mixing bowl of 425 grams of the white soap. Next, you will need to add the Pink Colorant, Light Green Colorant, and Dark Green Colorant to the white soap in your deep mixing bowl. So, start with the pink soap mixture. You will want to pour small amounts of the soap directly on top of the white soap in various places. The, repeat this pour with each of the green soap portions. Once you are finished, the bowl of soap in front of you will look a bit like a color wheel.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Swirl and Pour the SoapKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Swirl and Pour the Soap

Now that all your colored soap portions are added to this deep mixing bowl, you are going to swirl the colors together and pour the mixture into your soap mold. You will want to make sure that you don’t mix too much, as you want to keep the separate colors. So, you may want to only use one circular swirl. After, you are ready to pour the mixture into the loaf soap mold.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Adding the Topping to Your CP SoapKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Adding the Topping to Your CP Soap

Lastly, you are going to add the top to your soap loaf. You will need to wait for this white soap portion to cool and thicken before you can add it to your soap. Once your white soap is ready to use, you are going to use your spatula to add this whipped soap to the top of your soap. After you have this uncolored soap added to your soap loaf, you can use your spatula to create peaks and texture. You will not need too much of either the mica dust or the herb. We used less than a gram of each on our soap.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Removing Soap from the MoldKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Removing Soap from the Mold

After 12-48 hours you are ready to remove your soap from the loaf mold. Gently remove the soap from the silicone soap mold. Once you have your finished soap mold removed, you will be ready to add the finishing touches, cut your bars, and wait for the soap to cure.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Adding the Finishing TouchesKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Adding the Finishing Touches

Once the cold process soap has been removed from the mold, you are ready to add the final few touches to your soap recipe. First, you can sprinkle of diamond dust mica on to the top of your soap. Also, you can sprinkle on some whole poppy seeds onto the top of this soap loaf. This wholesale cosmetic herb was included to resemble kiwi seeds.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Slicing Your Soap LoafKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Slicing Your Soap Loaf

Now, you will want to cut your soap loaf into individual bars. You will want to cut your soap before you let your soap cure. Otherwise, your soap bars may be more likely to become too brittle and flake away as you cut. Now, you will want to set up your soap bars in a place where they can cure.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Using Your Finished CP Soap

Of course, you will need to wait for your cold process soap to cure before you can use your homemade soap bars. This can take from 2 and 8 weeks to completely cure. After your soap bars have set up, your soap is ready to use! You can use your soap packaging supplies to store some of your soap bars. Plus, your cp soap bars will be ready to use as well.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Kiwi Watermelon Cake

The Paleo Watermelon Cake from Paleo Cupboard uses sweet juicy fruit and a scrumptious coconut whipped cream to make a fun, refreshing way to serve fruit at a party!

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Reach Out to UsKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you enjoyed the Kiwi Watermelon Cold Process Soap Recipe! If you have any questions about this swirled soap recipe, you can find us in the Natures Garden store in Wellington, Ohio, on our HUG Line, and through our website. Another easy way that you can get in touch with us is through our social media pages. You can find Natures Garden on our Facebook page. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on both Instagram and Twitter.

 

Oct
05

Cold Process Soap Benefits


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Cold Process Soap BenefitsCold Process Soap Benefits

With all the effort that comes along with making your own soap from scratch, it is nice to know the cold process soap benefits. We at Natures Garden would like to remind you about all the wonderful reasons why homemade soaps are the best.

Further, if you are a looking to become a soap maker, we’d like to share the advantages of making your own soap. Depending on what you are looking for in a soap, you may find different aspects of homemade soap appealing. Those that have a difficult time finding soaps that don’t irritate their skin will rejoice after using this soap. People that enjoy crafting and would like to make soaps that are more fun and creative than the typical bar will enjoy this method of soaping. Not only can you combine any scent with any color, but you can create crazy fun designs that are not not often found in soaps. Regardless of what you are looking for in a soap, I’m sure you will be able to find something special in cold process soap!

Cold Process Soap Benefits Main Reason to Soap At Home

The biggest reason you should want to create your own soaps from scratch is that they are better than store bought. It all boils down to quality and making your own soaps is the best way to ensure a quality product with total control of the ingredients. We will discuss exactly what we have found to convince us that homemade soaps are better for the skin.

Cold Process Soap Benefits Better for Skin Than Commercial SoapCold Process Soap Benefits Better for Skin Than Commercial Soap

When you can simply go out and buy a bar of soap, there are some benefits from making your own soap. Though both bars will get you clean, many store bought soaps aren’t as nice for your skin. Cold process soaps can be made with skin nourishing oils, butters, and herbs that really work well for your skin.

On the other hand, commercial bar soaps can contain ingedients that leave your skin dry. Further, store bought soap could have some of the natural moisturizing elements removed. For example, the glycerin in store bought soap, which is created during the saponification process, could be removed in these bars. Thus, leaving you with a bar that really dries out your hands. So, creating your own soap will leave you with a creamy lather that is softening and provides amazing moisture for your skin.

Cold Process Soap Benefits Get Ready For Softer Hands

Since you will have a bar of soap that is more moisturizing than those soaps at stores due to the glycerin content remaining, you will have softer, more moisturized hands! So, say farewell to your lotions and creams because you may not need them as much as you used to need them. These soaps will care for your skin and make sure that they don’t dry out your hands. While your soap will still clean hands effectively, it won’t dry out your skin. Also, you won’t need to buy as much lotion due to your soap extra moisturizing power! So, this is the best soap recipe to create for hands that will help your skin hydrate and heal.

Cold Process Soap Benefits Freedom to Control All Ingredients

When you make your soap at home you have all the control. You can create any kind of soap that your skin could possibly need. You can easily account for sensitivities, allergies, and your skin type. No need to find a specialty bar of soap at the store, you can simply leave out or swap ingredients to create your perfect bar of soap.

Cold Process Soap Benefits Crafting the Perfect Bar of SoapCold Process Soap Benefits Crafting the Perfect Bar of Soap

Since you are going to control exactly what is in your soap bars, you have the power to create a soap that cares for your skin exactly right. You know your skin best and can learn about the properties of different oils to create the perfect soap! Whether you have oily skin, sensitive skin, or dry skin it is within your ability to make kinds of soap, as well as many others, to formulate the bar that will fit your skin type perfectly. Changing the types and amounts of oils in your recipe will impact the bar’s appearance and how it treats you.

An easy way to create the exact soap recipe that you need is to enter in different oils into a soap calculator. This program will tell you exactly what kind of bar your recipe will create. It does help to know a bit about the oils. You can learn quite a bit about soaping oils through our Soaping Oil Properties class.

Cold Process Soap Benefits Soaps that Care For Your Skin

Further, you can choose from a wider variety of soaps when you have control of your ingredients. Stores don’t often have a wide selection of soaps. Often, there are different brands of the same old, generic kind of soap. Additionally, those that do find the rare, more natural bar of soap are likely to find it to be too expensive. So, you are more likely to be stuck with very little choice regarding your soap. However, creating your own soap from home will open the door to so many possibilities. You can literally make any kind of soaping recipe to find the exact recipe you enjoy best. No more waiting and hoping in the cosmetics aisle, it’s time for you to get more and better choices regarding you skin care!

Cold Process Soap Benefits Potential to Create All Natural SoapCold Process Soap Benefits Potential to Create All Natural Soap

Since you can control all of your ingredients, you have the option to create soap bars that are fully natural. For those that prefer to live on the more natural side, you can create soap without anything synthetic at all. You can include some herbs and spices to naturally enhance your soap with some nice properties. For example, you can add Chamomile Flowers to your soap for its relaxing and skin softening properties. There are so many herbs that provide different kinds of benefits that are explained for each one on the Natures Garden website.

Further, you can use powdered herbs to naturally color your soap, such as Beet Root PowderSpirulina Powder, or Cocoa Powder Organic. Additionally, an additive like Activated Charcoal has both deep pore cleansing properties and the ability to color your soap! You won’t have to turn to unnatural colorants or additives if you don’t want to, because there are plenty of options. All the decisions on ingredients are up to you!

Cold Process Soap Benefits Can Make Sensitive Soaps

As I mentioned before, you are able to create bars of soap that are perfect for sensitive skin. So, those that have had a difficult time with typical bars of soap may have more luck creating their own bars of soap. There is no fear of the recipe being changed all of a sudden to add an ingredient you are avoiding and no worries about finding the exact right product, because you control it all. If you have sensitivities to certain colorants, fragrance oils, or other ingredients, then just leave them out of your soap batch and enjoy the freedom!

First, there are many substitutes for colorants that have been mentioned and you can even leave the soap batch uncolored. Also, you can either create an unscented bar of soap or add one of our all natural essential oils. This option can be easier for sensitive skin and allows you to still scent your bar. Lastly, you don’t have to worry about unnatural ingedients in a natural soap bar! You can make everything homemade from natural ingredients to create a sensitive bar that will be gentle on your skin.

Cold Process Soap Benefits Creating Soaps With PurposeCold Process Soap Benefits Creating Soaps With Purpose

Plus, you can create soaps with a specific function. Instead of looking for a product that will fit the needs of a certain situation, why not create exactly what you need? We have a few recipes that were made with a specific activity in mind. So, all of the ingredients were researched to ensure that they would work properly for their intended use. For example, the Cold Process Shaving Soap Recipe was specifically formulated with the intention of creating a rich lather for shaving. So, every ingredient has a purpose and they work together to create the desired effect, which you can see on our blog for this recipe.

Cold Process Soap Benefits Total Creative Freedom

Or course, with full control over the ingredients comes full creative power. Since you are making your soaps from scratch you can make any kind of shapes or designs that you’d like. Some designs and techniques take more skill to master, but even the soaps you use to practice these techniques can be used. So, you won’t lose too much from working on your soap making abilities.

Cold Process Soap Benefits Ability to Make Creative SoapsCold Process Soap Benefits Ability to Make Creative Soaps

Another benefit of creating cold process soap is that it is a form of art. There are many different ways to change the appearance of you cp soap whether you are using swirls, layers, or a modeling soap recipe. You can get in touch with your inner artist and create something beautiful. While it can take time to get really good at making pretty soap,  eventually you will be able to make any kind of soap you’d like!

First, you can create swirled soaps like the Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe or the Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe. While swirled soaps are lots of fun, you can create more simple recipes that are just as cute. For example, the Peppered Poppy Seed Cold Process Soap Recipe is a solid color with poppy seeds that was placed in a flower shaped mold. While this recipe looks more fun than a typical bar, it is very simple to create differently shaped soaps. Further, we have even more cold process soap recipes that you could look through on our webpage.

Cold Process Soap Benefits Customizing Your Soaps

Another great benefit of creating cold process soap is creating any style you’d like. Ever have the problem of trying to find soap you like that actually matches your home? With cold process soap making, you can create soaps to match your home or make them your favorite color. But, there is one twist that makes homemade soap making better than store bought soaps.

This twist is that you will be able to create any kind of scent and style combination. For example, you can create a blueberry scented soap that is colored red. While it’s unlikely that you would would want this exact soap, you have to admit it would be pretty hard to find this exact soap in stores. This is just a single example of all the fun combinations you can get into. All you have to do is pair a favorite scent with a fun recipe or design! So, if you want a unique scent and color combination this is the best option! Never settle for soap when you can create cold process soap with your favorite scents that match your bathroom perfectly. This gives you the opportunity to use you favorite scents in soaps without compromising the soap’s appearance.

Cold Process Soap Benefits Additional Fun with Soap Making Cold Process Soap Benefits Additional Fun with Soap Making

We aren’t kidding when we say that you can add many fun things to your soaps! The possiblites are endless. In fact, we created a Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe that used real wine to add some authenticity and create an even better scent with our fragrance oil. Also, we added real, raw honey to our Oatmeal Milk Honey Cold Process Soap Recipe to add the beneficial properties of honey to our bars of soap.

We would love to see your cold process soap creations!  Show us what you have created by tagging us on Instagram or Twitter @ngscents. You can also post pictures of your handmade soap on our Facebook Page!

Aug
09

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils


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Best Cookie Fragrance Oils

Time to make your mouth water! This fragrance list will be all about our best cookie fragrance oils. The bakery aroma of these fragrance oils will fill the room with a delightful scent. In addition, when added to handmade bath and body products, they’re phenomenal! While the cookie fragrance oils differ in notes, I’m sure we will have a fragrance oil combination that will be right up your alley!

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Mrs. Claus Cookies Fragrance OilBest Cookie Fragrance Oils Mrs. Claus Cookies Fragrance Oil

First, one of Natures Garden’s best-selling holiday fragrance oils. Mrs. Claus Cookies Fragrance Oil has a wonderful aroma of freshly baked sugar cookies with buttercream frosting, and the addition of fresh notes of vanilla extract.  Possibly the best cookie fragrance we have ever smelled!  Smells similar to Vanilla Bean Noel. Mrs. Claus Cookies Fragrance Oil can be used in candles, soap, and cosmetic recipes. Mrs. Claus Cookies Fragrance Oil has a strong scent throw in joy wax, wow wax, and soy wax.

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Mrs. Claus Cookies Fragrance Oil Soap

 

This is the perfect fragrance oil for CP soap. When we did our testing, we found that it has a perfect pour, no ricing, no acceleration, no separation, and discolors to a dark chocolate.  Mrs. Claus Cookies Fragrance Oil has a nice and very strong scent retention.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Mrs. Claus Cookies Fragrance Oil Candle

 

If you are wanting to color your candles, we recommend using a tiny amount of brown liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. You can also shred a small amount of brown color block into your melted wax.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Mrs. Claus Cookies Fragrance Oil Play Dough

 

Looking for a fun project to do with the kids? Look at Scented Play Dough Recipe. Let the kids creative mind run wild when picking their fragrance for their play dough.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Sugar Cookies Fragrance OilBest Cookie Fragrance Oils Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil

Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil is a warm butter cookie aroma, with a background of vanilla. Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil is one of Natures Garden’s best sellers! This smooth vanilla, bakery scent will leave a fresh baked aroma in any product you choose to use it in. Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil has a nice and strong scent in soy wax. It also performed nicely in WOW wax and Joy Wax.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil Soap

 

This cookie scent for soap is wonderful for CP soap. Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil has a nice scent retention. In addition, it shows no acceleration, no ricing, no separation, and discolors to a dark brown.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil Candle

Plus, you can also make a homemade candle with Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil. If you want to color your homemade candles, we recommend using two drops of yellow liquid candle dye. You could also use a shred of a yellow color block. This coloring suggestion is for four pounds of wax.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil Whipped Soap

 

Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil will make a delightfully scented body butter. This bath and body recipe is light, fluffy, and absolutely perfect. Sugar Cookie Whipped Body Butter Recipe is a favorite among many of us here at Natures Garden.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Christmas Cookies Fragrance OilBest Cookie Fragrance Oils Christmas Cookies Fragrance Oil

Maybe you’re looking for another best seller from Natures Garden? Christmas Cookies Fragrance Oil is one of the best selling fragrance oils during the holiday season. Christmas Cookies Fragrance Oil smells just like a freshly-baked, buttery Christmas Cookie with frosting.

 

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Christmas Cookies Fragrance Oil Soap

 

This cookie fragrance oil is perfect for soap! Christmas Cookies Fragrance Oil has a great scent retention. It shows no acceleration, no ricing, no separation, and discolors to a dark chocolate.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Christmas Cookies Fragrance Oil Candle

 

If you are interested in coloring your homemade candles and want it to look like the color we suggest, you can use one drop of yellow plus a tiny bit of brown liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Also, you can shred a small amount of a yellow and brown color blocks into your melted wax.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Chocolate Chip Cookies Fragrance OilBest Cookie Fragrance Oils Chocolate Chip Cookies Fragrance Oil

Chocolate Chip Cookies Fragrance Oil is a wonderful aroma of freshly baked cookies. This fragrance oil has base notes of semi-sweet chocolate and vanilla. If you’re looking to make a candle with Chocolate Chip Cookies Fragrance Oil, we found that it performs perfectly in Joy Wax, Wow Wax, and soy waxes.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Chocolate Chip Cookies Fragrance Oil Soap

 

Chocolate Chip Cookies Fragrance Oil makes a delicious smelling soap. Yummy! When doing our CP soap testing, we found it is a perfect pour.  No ricing, no acceleration, no separation.  Discolors to a light brown, and has a great scent retention.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Chocolate Chip Cookies Fragrance Oil Candle

 

When coloring your homemade candle, we suggest using one drop of brown liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Also, you can shred a small amount of a brown color block into your melted wax

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Chocolate Chip Cookies Fragrance Oil Wax Melts Recipe

 

Look how cute! Chocolate Blossom Cookie Wax Tart Recipe made with Pillar of Bliss Wax, will give off a fresh baked cookie aroma that will make your mouth water. This recipe will make approximately ten chocolate blossom cookie wax tarts.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Peanut Butter Cookie Fragrance Oil Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Peanut Butter Cookie Fragrance Oil

Next, we have a fragrance oil the has great scent throw in joy wax, wow wax, and soy wax. Also, you can use it in bath and body product. Peanut Butter Cookie Fragrance Oil is a rich, buttery, freshly baked aroma of real peanut butter cookies! You will not believe how true to name this Peanut Butter Cookie Fragrance Oil is. Simply amazing!

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Peanut Butter Cookie Fragrance Oil Soap

 

Our CP soap results show no acceleration, no ricing, no separation, and discolors to a dark tan.  Peanut Butter Cookie fragrance oil has a fantastic scent retention.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Peanut Butter Cookie Fragrance Oil Candle

When adding candle colorant, we suggest using two drops yellow plus a small amount of brown liquid candle dye. You can also use a small amount of shredded yellow plus brown color block per four pounds of wax

 

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Cane Sugar Cookies Fragrance OilBest Cookie Fragrance Oils Cane Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil

Probably one of the best cookie fragrance oil Natures Garden has is cane sugar cookies. This is an aromatic combination of just the right top notes of cane sugar, butter, and rum; followed by middle notes of caramel and vanilla extract; sitting on a dry base note of vanilla sugar. Cane Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil is a Natures Garden original fragrance oil!

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Cane Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil Soap

 

Cane Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil discolors to a milk chocolate and has an amazing scent retention. Also, we found during our testing Cane Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil has a perfect pour.  No ricing, no acceleration, and no separation.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Cane Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil Candle

 

When coloring your homemade candle, we suggest using a tiny amount of yellow liquid candle dye. You can also use a small amount of a shredded yellow color block per four pounds of wax.

 

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Sugar Cookie Brulee Fragrance OilBest Cookie Fragrance Oils Sugar Cookie Brulee Fragrance Oil

Next, this wonderful fragrance oil by Natures Garden has a delightful combination of rich, velvety vanilla, creamy butterscotch, sugar cane, and just the right amount of freshly baked sugar cookies.

 

 

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Sugar Cookie Brulee Fragrance Oil Soap 

In conclusion to the results we found during testing CP soap with Sugar Cookie Brulee Fragrance Oil there was no acceleration, no ricing, no separation. It discolors to a dark chocolate. Also, Sugar Cookie Brulee Fragrance Oil has a good scent retention.

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Sugar Cookie Brulee Fragrance Oil Candle

 

Are you thinking about coloring your homemade candles that are scented with Sugar Cookie Brulee?  We suggest using one drop of yellow and a tiny amount of brown liquid candle dye. If you’d rather use color blocks, shred a small amount of yellow and brown color blocks per four pounds of wax.

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Sugar Cookie Brulee Fragrance Oil Recipe

 

Looking for a sugar scrub that is not oily? Check out our Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe.  Scented with Sugar Cookie Brulee Fragrance Oil, this recipe contains many skin loving ingredients that Natures Garden carries. This emulsified body scrub will leave your skin feeling soft and refreshed.

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Snickerdoodle Cookies Fragrance OilBest Cookie Fragrance Oils Snickerdoodle Cookies Fragrance Oil

While it seems like all the notes in Snickerdoodle Cookies Fragrance Oil, hit all the right taste buds. This smooth fresh baked aroma of French vanilla, has a touch of cinnamon sticks, gingerbread, and maple syrup. Soy wax, Wow Wax, and Joy Wax all give an awesome scent throw with Snickerdoodle Cookies Fragrance Oil.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Snickerdoodle Cookies Fragrance Oil Soap

 

 Snickerdoodle Cookies Fragrance Oil has awesome scent retention! During our testing with Snickerdoodle Cookies Fragrance Oil in CP soap, we found slight acceleration and no separation nor ricing. Also, we found it discolors to a light beige color.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Snickerdoodle Cookies Fragrance Oil Candle

We suggest coloring your homemade candles with two drops of brown plus a small amount of orange and yellow liquid candle dye. You can also shred brown, yellow, and orange color blocks per four pounds of wax.

 

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Fragrance OilBest Cookie Fragrance Oils Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Fragrance Oil

Another addition to the best cookie fragrance oils, we have Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Fragrance Oil. Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Fragrance Oil is a combination of cinnamon and clove blend with a light orange top note and a slight nutty background. It is bath and body safe, therefore it will be wonderful for lotions, soaps, and other cosmetic recipes.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Fragrance Oil Soap

 

While Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Fragrance Oil discolors to a milk chocolate, we also found it does not accelerate, no separation, and no ricing. Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Fragrance Oil has an awesome scent retention.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Fragrance Oil Candle

 

In addition to body products, you can make homemade candles and wax melts with Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Fragrance Oil. We recommend using two drops brown and one drop orange liquid candle dye or a small amount of shredded brown and orange color blocks per four pounds of wax when using colorant.

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oil Almond Macaroon Fragrance OilBest Cookie Fragrance Oil Almond Macaroon Fragrance Oil

Next, we have Almond Macaroon Fragrance Oil. This is a luscious almond cookie fragrance by Natures Garden. It is sure to create a sensory delight. Fresh orange sweetens the toasted almond character, as bakery tones of warm cookie and toasted nut add a yummy sensation. Vanilla bean sweetens the cookie tones, completing the gourmand treat.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oil Almond Macaroon Fragrance Oil Soap

 

Almond Macaroon Fragrance Oil has a very strong scent retention! We found it has a perfect pour, no acceleration, no ricing and no separation. It does discolor to a dark chocolate as the CP soap results show.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oil Almond Macaroon Fragrance Oil Candle

 

If you’re looking to color your homemade candle, we feel that leaving the candle uncolored suits Almond Macaroon Fragrance Oil best. However, you can add liquid candle colorant, or color blocks if you so choose.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oil Almond Macaroon Fragrance Oil Recipe

 

One creative way to use Almond Macaroon Fragrance Oil is to use this recipe, Macaroon Melt and Pour Soap Recipe. This cute recipe shows you how to make six handcrafted macaroon soaps. They are super fun and strongly scented soap cookies!

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Santa Snacks Fragrance OilsBest Cookie Fragrance Oils Santa Snacks Fragrance Oils

SHH.. Santa loves his snacks and the aroma of fresh baked sugar cookies with hints of spices. Don’t let the name fool you, some of our customers use this fragrance oil all year round and call it Sugar and Spice. We found it to be very strong in soy wax and performs nicely in both Wow Wax and Joy Wax.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Santa Snacks Fragrance Oils Candle

 

If you’re thinking about coloring your homemade candle, we suggest shredding a small amount of yellow color block into your melted wax. Or one drop yellow liquid candle dye. This suggestion is based on four pounds of candle wax.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Gingerbread Fragrance OilsBest Cookie Fragrance Oils Gingerbread Fragrance Oils

Gingerbread Fragrance Oil is a spiced cookie, with a freshly baked character with hints of vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger. Gingerbread Fragrance Oil is wonderful, it makes for a great scented candle! Wow Wax, soy wax, and Joy Wax all give off an amazing strong scent throw. This candle scent is another best seller for Natures Garden!

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Gingerbread Fragrance Oils Candle

 

When coloring homemade candles, we suggest using three of drops brown plus one drop of orange liquid candle dye. Also, you can use a small amount of shredded brown and orange color blocks per four pounds of wax.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Italian Biscotti Fragrance OilBest Cookie Fragrance Oils Italian Biscotti Fragrance Oil

Natures Garden Italian Biscotti Fragrance Oil has the aroma of crispy almond cookies, with notes of vanilla and dark chocolate. A nice and simple fragrance oil. Italian Biscotti Fragrance Oil fabulous in bath and body products. Also, it makes a great scent for candles. Italian Biscotti Fragrance Oil is another best seller from Natures Garden.

 

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Italian Biscotti Fragrance Oil Soap

 

Furthermore, Italian Biscotti Fragrance Oil is a perfect pour when used in CP soap. It has no ricing, no acceleration, no separation and discolors to a milk chocolate. Italian Biscotti Fragrance Oil has a great scent retention in the cured bars of soap.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Italian Biscotti Fragrance Oil Candle

 

If you’re looking for a color suggestion for your homemade candles, we recommend a small amount of shredded brown color block. You can also use one drop of brown liquid candle dye. This suggestion is based on four pounds of wax.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Gingersnap Cookies Fragrance OilBest Cookie Fragrance Oils Gingersnap Cookies Fragrance Oil

Finally, Gingersnap Fragrance Oil is a fresh, crisp, ginger cookie aroma with just the right amount of bakery base notes.  The scent throw is simply amazing in soy waxes, Wow Wax, and Joy Wax. Also, Gingersnap Cookies Fragrance Oil can be used in body and bath products!

 

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Gingersnap Cookies Fragrance Oil Soap

 

With a very strong scent retention, Gingersnap Cookies Fragrance Oil showed a perfect pour.  Our cold process soap testing results show no ricing, no acceleration, no separation and discolors to a tan.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Gingersnap Cookies Fragrance Oil Candle

 

In addition, our color suggestion is based on four pounds of wax, we suggest using three drops of brown plus one drop of orange liquid candle dye. If you prefer to use color blocks, use a small amount of shredded brown and orange.

 

 

Best Cookie Fragrance Oils Gingersnap Cookies Fragrance Oil Recipe

 

Lastly,  we have these cute little guys. To see how to make them look at Gingersnap Cookies Bath Bomb Recipe. This fun and easy recipe will make great stocking stuffers!

Dec
02

Born to Win Fragrance


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Born to Win FragranceBorn to Win Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Spotlight

The Born to Win Fragrance Oil is a Natures Garden Original Scent!  What does the phrase “born to win” mean to you?  Is it one’s own natural ability to accomplish something such as a talent, a project, or a job with greatness?  Or is it the level of someone’s success on which he or she achieves?  “Born to win” is a common phrase that is heard around the world, but it’s open to each individual’s own personal interpretation.  So whether or not you believe someone is born with it or someone has worked hard for it, the choice is yours and that, makes you a champion!

What Does Born to Win Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

The essence of a champ, this medley of masculine appeal (check out the image for this fragrance) is sure to set the gold standard and I think it does!

Top Notes: Italian Bergamot, Pineapple, Orange
Middle Notes: French Lavender, Honeysuckle
Base Notes: Oakmoss, Amber, Timber, Cashmere Woods

How Do Our Customers Use Born To Win Fragrance Oil?

Depending on how you choose to use the Born to Win Fragrance Oil, depends upon solely you and whether or not you are born to win with making homemade candles or homemade bath and body products!  You decide!

Let’s start with the champions of homemade soap making as well as bath oils, bath gels, lotions, and perfumes.  The maximum usage for all homemade bath and body products is 5%.  We suggest using orange soap colorant in the amount that satisfies you.  Just a friendly reminder, never use candle dye in any bath and body products.  Cold process soap testing results shows no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation.  It discolors to a light tan/lavender and has a very strong scent retention that stays true to form throughout cure.  The vanillin content of Born to Win Fragrance Oil is 0%.  This percentage includes all forms of vanillin.  Keep in mind there are more than 40 ingredients used to manufacture fragrances that may cause to discoloration of products.  In other homemade such as perfumes it performs perfectly.  It preforms very well in bath and body products.

For those of you who candle craft like a champ, the maximum recommended usage is 10%.  Born to Win Fragrance Oil is nice and strong in soy wax and performs perfectly in joy wax, wow wax, and for candle wax tarts using pillar of bliss wax.  Some color suggestions for this winner are to use 2 drops of orange liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax or shred an ample amount of an orange color block into your melted wax.  Never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

As for home scenting uses such as reed diffusers, incense, and potpourri, the maximum usage is 50%. If you are looking to use this in homemade cleaning products the maximum usage is 5%.

To order this champion of fragrances, go to the Natures Garden’s web site and type “born to win fragrance” into the search bar.  This will take you directly to the Born to Win Fragrance Oil page to place your order now.

Apr
09

Fragrance Testing in CP Soap


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fragrance testing in CP soapFragrance Testing in CP Soap

Hello everyone! Do you have any questions about what happens when we test our fragrances? Specifically with fragrance testing in CP soap? Well, we actually go through this process with all of our fragrances and there are quite a few specific things we look for throughout.

To start off, when making a normal soap recipe, we recommend soaping at room temperature (72 degrees Fahrenheit). However, for fragrance testing, we soap at 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Using this temperature will give you less time to “play” with the soap, and will basically force the fragrance to show any problems it may have more quickly.

For fragrance testing, we use our free recipe for our Shea Butter Soap; a recipe that includes Olive Oil, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, and Palm Oil.

Step 1:  Determining if a fragrance sample designed by our perfumist smells good enough for us to soap test.  We call this stage “Test Stripping”.  We start by putting a little bit of each fragrance onto a test strip (blotter paper) and smell them.  The initial smell of scent on a test strip allows us to see how strong the “top notes” of a fragrance is.  Then we let the test strips sit for about half an hour, then check to see if the scent has stayed, lessened, or gotten stronger. During this stage of smelling, we are able to notice more of the middle notes and base notes of the scent.  You see, at Natures Garden, we typically reject hundreds of scents each year during the test stripping alone.  For scents that do make the cut, we move on to step number 2.

Step 2:  Testing the fragrance in soap.  Once we have made our recipe and have added the correct amount of fragrance (typically 5% fragrance per batch unless IFRA is less), there are quite a few things we look for. We look for and record if there is any acceleration.  Acceleration is when a fragrance oil causes the soap to trace at a faster rate than soap without fragrance would.  When a fragrance oil causes accelerated trace, a soap maker must move faster when working with the soap.  This can also make it more difficult to create colored swirls in your soap.

We also look for ricing, (soap batter that looks like rice pellets).  Typically soap that rices can be beat into submission with a stick blender.  We look for separation (fragrance will not mix with the soap, oils keep separating from the soap).

Sometimes fragrance oil will separate out of the soap batter.  Usually fragrance oil will absorb back into the soap during cure, but if the oil separation is full-blown, it may cause even cured soap to be oily.

We also look for seizing (fragrance causes the soap to set up as soon as it as added).  Soapers refer to this as “Soap on a stick”.  Sometimes soapers are able to beat the batter back into submission with a stick blender, and other times it is impossible.  Seized soap is not ruined soap, it is just soap that is no longer pliable.  If allowed to cure, seized soap can be used just like soap that you had no problems making.

While cold process soap normally should cure for about 6 weeks, we oven-process soap for our fragrance testing. Oven-processing the soap in molds for about 2 1/2 hours on a temperature of about 170 degrees Fahrenheit will help the soap to cure faster, and you will only need to let it cure for about 4 weeks. When oven-processing the soap, you may see some separation. The fragrance may rise to the top of the soap and separate, but most of the time, the soap will reabsorb the oil.  Oven processing also allows us to see some discoloration (if the soap is going to discolor).  Typically, if a soap shows discoloration after oven processing, it will continue to discolor more during the cure phase.

After the soaps have finished their oven-process time, they can be unmolded 24 hours later. If any of the fragrances have separated during this process, wait until they reabsorb to unmold the soap. If they never reabsorb, you will know that that fragrance has a separation problem.

There are a few other things that we look for once we have taken them from the oven. We check for if the scent of each fragrance has changed or morphed throughout the saponification process. However, always remember not to judge the scent right away. Even if it has changed throughout the saponification process, wait to judge until after it has had enough time to fully cure, as it may change back.

We also look to see if there is any fragrance burn off that occurs during saponification, meaning that the fragrance may not smell as strong anymore or the notes you noticed in the beginning no longer exist. Usually, fragrance oils will not have a  major burn off problem as they contain fixatives that help to anchor the scent. However, lower flash point scents have a higher chance of some burn-off than higher flash point scents.  Some soapers add clay to their soap batter to help anchor their scents.  Essential oils do not contain fixatives, so if you are testing essential oils, you will have more of a chance of burn-off than you would with fragrance oils.

Another thing we check for after unmolding is for discoloration. Fragrances that contain vanillin can cause discoloration, but it is mainly with fragrances that have a content of above .5%.

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Soaps for fragrance testing should sit and cure for about 4 weeks. Throughout that time period, we check to see if the scent of each fragrance sticks and stays strong throughout the whole time. Once in a while, a fragrance may come along that will not work in cold process soap and never will. Make sure to remember that if you come across a fragrance like this, it will work in hot process soaps! Once the 4 weeks has passed, we check again to see if any final discoloration or separation has happened and how well the fragrance has stuck. Make sure to check out our free class for our Fragrances Tested in Cold Process Soap. This class gives a full list of all of our fragrances that we have tested, as well as the recipe for our Shea Butter Soap that we use for testing.

Make sure to check out all the rest of our free classes and recipes as well! Keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Apr
01

Spearmint Soap Problems


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spearmint soap problemsSpearmint Soap Problems

Hello everyone! As you know, I’ve recently been making many different soap recipes and learning more and more about the soap making process. We posted a blog about the wonderful Spearmint Soap I made using our Spearmint Fragrance Oil, and now I’m back to tell you all about some of the problems I had making that gorgeous gray and green soap. That beautiful soap was actually my second time making this recipe, and as I’m sure you’ve figured out, the first time didn’t go so well! In the first recipe, instead of doing green and gray swirls, I instead tried out just an all-over green base.

One of my first problems was with my white topping for the soap. I had researched so many different pictures and had seen so many lovely whipped soap toppings that I thought this was one soap I could easily whip up and create myself! However, once I had prepared and poured my green soap base, I was waiting for my white topping to set up to a frosting consistency so that I would be able to fluff it all over the top of the soap. However, while I was waiting, I panicked and poured the white on top way too soon. This caused my top to not be able to peak as well as not being fluff-like. Because I poured too soon and my topping was still not fully set up, this also caused part of the white to sink into the green soap since the green soap was not fully set up either. You can definitely see the sinking after the soap was cut, there were no straight lines and you can see the spots where the topping sank right in! So for all of you other soap makers out there, always make sure to give your topping enough time to set up, or else you will end up with your topping sinking into your base! You also won’t be able to peak the top like you want!

Another big problem I had was using way too much green colorant for the base of my soap. Instead of coming out with a beautiful mint green color like the remake, the green of my first Spearmint Soap was a dark hunter-like green. While there is nothing wrong with a hunter green, this color did not go with the Spearmint theme. Once I completed the remake, this soap turned out absolutely beautiful! Have any of you experienced soap makers out there had any mistakes like these? I would love to hear about them! Please contact me here at Nature’s Garden, or you can always contact us here with any thoughts, concerns, or questions that you may have! Make sure to check out all of our wonderful free recipes and classes! You’re sure to adore each and every one of our recipes! Make sure to check out all of our Soap Classes as well to help you along! Make sure to keep watching for even more Enlightened by Layla!

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Mar
30

Tiger Stripe Soap Recipe


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tiger stripe soap recipeTiger Stripe Soap Recipe

What inspires you? Well, here at Nature’s Garden, we are inspired by pretty much everything, but lately we’ve been on a serious animal print kick! We found this amazing picture of this gorgeous tiger and couldn’t wait to get started on making a tiger stripe soap recipe! And we of course have used our Animalistic Instinct Fragrance, I mean how could we not? It’s absolutely perfect!

tiger stripe soap recipe

 

 

 

Our wonderful inspiration!

 

 

 

animalistic instinct fragrance oil

 

 

 

Make sure to try out our amazing Animalistic Instinct scent!

 

 

 

Ingredients:

272 grams of Olive Oil

272 grams of Shea Butter

181 grams of Palm Oil

181 grams of Coconut Oil

70 grams of Animalistic Instinct Fragrance Oil

15 grams of Titanium Dioxide

7 grams of Neon Orange FUN Soap Colorant

5 grams of Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

125 grams of Lye

345 grams of Distilled Water

Other Ingredients Needed:

Square Loaf Mold Market Mold

Thermometer

Safety Mask

Safety Glasses

Safety Gloves

Stick Blender

Scale

Vinegar

Spatulas

Mixing Bowls

 

Directions:

animalistic instinct soap

 

Always make sure to protect yourself first with your gloves, glasses, and mask! Then you can prepare your lye water. Weigh 345 grams of distilled water, and 125 grams of lye. Carefully pour your lye into your water. Never pour water into lye! This can cause an explosion! Thoroughly mix your lye water and then set it aside to cool down.

 

animalistic instinct soap

 

 

Next, you can get your butters and oils ready. Weigh out 272 grams of Shea Butter, 272 grams of Olive Oil, 181 grams of Palm Oil, and 181 grams of Coconut Oil 76. Melt these down completely and then set them aside to cool as well.

 

animalistic instinct soap

 

While you are waiting for both of these to cool, you can get your colors ready. In separate bowls, add 5 grams of Black Oxide colorant, and 7 grams of Neon Orange. Then in another bowl, measure out 15 grams of Titanium Dioxide, mixing this thoroughly with just a little bit of your oils from your base bowl until you have achieved a paste-like consistency.

 

animalistic instinct soap

 

Make sure to keep checking your oils and lye water temperatures using your thermometer, until they have reached about 72 degrees Fahrenheit (room temperature) and are within ten degrees of each other. Then carefully pour your lye water into your butters and oils, mixing it together very thoroughly with a stick blender until you have come to a light trace.

 

animalistic instinct soap

 

 

When your mixture is at a light trace, pour 400 grams into the bowl with black colorant, 500 into the orange, and 500 in a separate bowl, adding your titanium paste to this last bowl. Then thoroughly mix each color. Make sure to add 20 grams of your Animalistic Instinct fragrance to your black bowl, and 25 grams to the orange and white. Again, make sure to mix them thoroughly!

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Once your colors are completely mixed, you can begin to pour them into your mold. We started with our orange, carefully pouring just a little bit in a straight line all the way across the mold.

 

 

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Then we alternated all three colors until the mold was almost full, leaving just a little bit of each color in our bowls.

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With the remaining colors, we splattered it over the top of the soap into gorgeous designs! Splatter the rest of your soap however your heart desires!

 

 

Once you have finished your soap, it will need to sit to set up for at least 24 hours before removing it from the mold. Once it is removed, your new Tiger Stripe Soap will need to sit for at least 4 to 6 weeks to give it enough time to cure and become less alkaline. After that, your soap will be ready for you to use and enjoy! Check out all the rest of our free recipes and classes and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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