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Jun
04

Giraffe CP Soap Recipe


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Giraffe CP Soap RecipeGiraffe CP Soap Recipe

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

Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: Clean and Make Preparations

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

Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: Prepare a Bottle of Vinegar

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

Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: How to Make Soap

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

Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: Ingredients Available From Natures Garden

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

Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: Other Needed Soap Making Ingredients

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

Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: Weights for Making the Soap

323 grams of Water
120 grams of Lye- Sodium Hydroxide

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

Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: Amounts for Beige Soap

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

Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: Amounts for Brown Soap

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: Removing the Soap From the Mold

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

Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: Finishing the Giraffe Soap Recipe

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

Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: Baby Giraffe Born

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

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

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

Apr
17

Melt and Pour Confetti Soap


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Confetti Melt and Pour SoapMelt and Pour Confetti Soap

Today, we will show you how to make a fun and festive melt and pour confetti soap.  This soap is not only layered, we’ve also added both confetti and streamers.  This soap is not only full of bright colors, it also would make a wonderful birthday gift or a great addition to your handcrafted gift baskets.  In addition to a festive look, it is also scented with Natures Garden’s Happy Birthday Vanilla Cupcake Fragrance Oil.

 

Melt and Pour Confetti Soap:  Ingredients and Supplies You Will Need

Cutting Board
Scale
Microwave safe glass containers
Large Knife
Microwave
Mixing Spoons
Wax Paper
Rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle

 

Melt and Pour Confetti Soap:  Total Recipe Weights for the Red Soap:

42 grams Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap
9 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
2 grams Happy Birthday Vanilla Cupcake Fragrance Oil
2 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
1 gram Vegetable Glycerin

Melt and Pour Confetti Soap:  Total Recipe Weights for the Blue Soap

42 grams Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap
7 drops Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant
2 grams Happy Birthday Vanilla Cupcake Fragrance Oil
2 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
1 gram Vegetable Glycerin

Melt and Pour Confetti Soap:  Total Recipe Weights for the Pink Soap

42 grams Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap
5 drops Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
2 grams Happy Birthday Vanilla Cupcake Fragrance Oil
2 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
1 gram Vegetable Glycerin

Melt and Pour Confetti Soap:  Total Recipe Weights for the Green Soap

42 grams Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap
7 drops Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
2 grams Happy Birthday Vanilla Cupcake Fragrance Oil
2 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
1 gram Vegetable Glycerin

Melt and Pour Confetti Soap:  Total Recipe Weights for the Yellow Soap

42 grams Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap
5 drops Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant
2 grams Happy Birthday Vanilla Cupcake Fragrance Oil
2 Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
1 gram Vegetable Glycerin

Melt and Pour Confetti Soap:  Total Recipe Weights for the Orange Soap

42 grams Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap
5 drops Neon Orange FUN Soap Colorant
2 grams Happy Birthday Vanilla Cupcake Fragrance Oil
2 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
1 gram Vegetable Glycerin

Melt and Pour Confetti Soap:  Total Recipe Weights for the Clear Layer

228 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
11 grams Happy Birthday Vanilla Cupcake Fragrance Oil
11 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

Melt and Pour Confetti Soap:  Total Recipe Weights for the White Layer

140 grams Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap
7 grams Happy Birthday Vanilla Cupcake Fragrance Oil
7 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

Melt and Pour Confetti Soap: Prepare the Soap for the Confetti and StreamersMelt and Pour Confetti Soap: Prepare the Soap for the Confetti and Streamers

We will prepare six colors of soap for the confetti and streamers portion of  this recipe. Each of the colors will be poured on a piece of wax paper. Once it sets up, we will cut half of the soap for streamers and half for confetti. By pouring the soap on a piece of wax paper, it will allow us to create a very thin layer of soap. We will also add a small amount of vegetable glycerin to give the soap some additional flexibility.

Prepare the Soap for the Confetti and Streamers: Create the Red SoapPrepare the Soap for the Confetti and Streamers: Create the Red Soap

We will begin with the red soap. So, in a small mixing bowl, add 42 grams of the Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap Base. In the microwave, melt the soap in 15 second intervals. Be careful not to overheat the soap base.  Next, add the tomato red FUN Soap Colorant, Happy Birthday Vanilla Cupcake fragrance oil, Vanilla White Color Stabilizer, and vegetable glycerin. Once again, use the guide above to determine how much FUN Soap Colorant, fragrance oil, and vegetable glycerin to add. Stir well to completely incorporate the ingredients. Finally, pour your red soap onto a sheet of wax paper. Spray you red soap with rubbing alcohol to eliminate any air bubbles. Allow this to setup.

Prepare the Soap for the Confetti and Streamers: Create the Red Soap

Once the soap has setup, remove it from the wax paper.  Then, cut it in half.  Cut one half into tiny squares.  Cut the second half into thin strips and curl them in spirals.  Place the confetti pieces in one bowl.  Then, the spirals in a second bowl.

 

Prepare the Soap for the Confetti and Streamers: Create the Pink SoapPrepare the Soap for the Confetti and Streamers: Create the Pink Soap

Now, we will prepare the pink soap. So, in your mixing bowl, melt 42 grams of the oatmeal mp soap base in your microwave in 15 second intervals. Use caution so that you do not overheat the soap base.  At this time, add the Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant, Happy Birthday Vanilla Cupcake fragrance oil, Vanilla White Color Stabilizer, and vegetable glycerin, using the guide above to determine amounts Stir the ingredients together completely. Finally, pour your pink soap onto a sheet of wax paper. Spray this soap with rubbing alcohol to eliminate any air bubbles. Finally, let the pink soap setup.

Prepare the Soap for the Confetti and Streamers: Create the Pink Soap
Next, when the soap has setup, remove it from the wax paper.  Once again, cut the soap in half.  One half needs to be cut into small squares.  Then, cut the second half into thin strips and curl them in spirals.  Put the confetti pieces in the same bowl with the other confetti.  Then, place the spirals in the bowl with the other spirals.

 

Prepare the Soap for the Confetti and Streamers: Create the Blue SoapPrepare the Soap for the Confetti and Streamers: Create the Blue Soap

Next, it is time to create the blue soap. Once again, you will need a small bowl.  Then, add 42 grams of the Oatmeal MP Soap. Using your microwave, melt the soap in 15 second intervals.  Next, add the Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant, Happy Birthday Vanilla Cupcake fragrance oil, Vanilla White Color Stabilizer, and of course vegetable glycerin. Use the information found above to determine how much of each ingredient to use. Again, mix the ingredients together. Finally, pour your blue soap onto a sheet of wax paper. Spray the mp soap with rubbing alcohol to eliminate any air bubbles. Lastly, let the soap setup.

At this time, remove it from the wax paper.  Cut the blue soap in half.  Then, one half into thin strips and curl them in spirals.  Next, cut the second half into small squares to resemble confetti.  Put the confetti pieces in the same bowl with the other confetti.  Then, place the spirals in the bowl with the other spirals.

Prepare the Soap for the Confetti and Streamers: Create the Orange SoapPrepare the Soap for the Confetti and Streamers: Create the Orange Soap

Then, we will create the orange soap. So, in a small mixing bowl, add 42 grams of the Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap Base. In the microwave, melt the soap in 15 second intervals. Be careful not to overheat the soap base.  Next, add the Happy Birthday Vanilla Cupcake Fragrance Oil, Neon Orange FUN Soap Colorant, vegetable glycerin, and Vanilla White Color Stabilizer, using the total recipe amounts above as a guide. Stir it all together to get everything completely blended. Finally, pour your orange soap onto a sheet of wax paper.  Spray your orange with rubbing alcohol to eliminate any air bubbles. Let the soap setup before moving on.

Now, remove the soap you prepared from the wax paper.  Once again, cut the soap in half.  The first half needs to be cut into small squares.  Cut the second half of the soap into strips and curl them in spirals.  Put the confetti pieces in the same bowl with the other confetti.  Then, place the spirals in the bowl with the other spirals.

Prepare the Soap for the Confetti and Streamers: Create the Green SoapPrepare the Soap for the Confetti and Streamers: Create the Green Soap

Next, it is time to create the green soap. So, in your small bowl, add 42 grams of Natures Garden’s Oatmeal Soap Base. Using your microwave, once again, melt the mp soap in 15 second intervals. Do not to overheat the soap base.  Once the soap is melted, add the Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant, Vanilla White Color Stabilizer, Happy Birthday Vanilla Cupcake fragrance oil, and finally vegetable glycerin.  Stir everything together. Finally, pour your green soap onto a sheet of wax paper. Of course, you will want to spray the soap you poured with rubbing alcohol to get rid of any air bubble.  Then, let the soap setup.

Finally, once setup, remove the green soap from the wax paper.  Next, cut the soap in half.  Begin by cutting one half into small squares.  Next, cut the second half into thin strips and curl them in spirals.  Put the confetti pieces in the bowl with the other confetti.  Then, place the spirals in the bowl with the spirals.

Prepare the Soap for the Confetti and Streamers: Create the Yellow SoapPrepare the Soap for the Confetti and Streamers: Create the Yellow Soap

Finally, we will pour the yellow soap. In a small bowl, weigh out 42 grams of the Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap Base. Then, melt the soap in 15 second intervals using your microwave. Be careful not to overheat the soap base.  Next, add the Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant, Happy Birthday Vanilla Cupcake fragrance oil, Vanilla White Color Stabilizer, and vegetable glycerin. Use the guide above to determine how much color, fragrance, and vegetable glycerin to use. Stir well to completely incorporate the ingredients. Lastly, pour your yellow soap onto a sheet of wax paper. Spray this soap with rubbing alcohol to eliminate any air bubbles. Allow this to setup.

Prepare the Soap for the Confetti and Streamers: Create the Yellow SoapLastly, remove the yellow soap from the wax paper.  Cut the soap in half.  Use a knife to cut one half into small squares.  Then, cut the second half into thin strips. Then, curl the strips into spirals.  Put the confetti pieces in the same bowl with the other confetti.  Then, add the spirals curls in the bowl with the other spirals.

 

Melt and Pour Confetti Soap:  Prepare the White LayerMelt and Pour Confetti Soap:  Prepare the White Layer

At this time, we will prepare the white layer.  First, you will need to weigh out 140 grams of Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap.  In the microwave melt the soap in 30 second intervals until the mp soap is in a liquid state.

 

Melt and Pour Confetti Soap:  Prepare the White Layer

Now that the oatmeal soap base is melted, add the Happy Birthday Vanilla Cupcake Fragrance Oil and the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Stir to completely blend the ingredients together. Next, pour 1/3 of the melted oatmeal soap into each of cavities of the basic rectangle soap mold. Once the soap is poured, spray the soap with rubbing alcohol to release any air bubbles. Let the soap setup completely before moving on.

Melt and Pour Confetti Soap:  Prepare the Clear LayerMelt and Pour Confetti Soap:  Prepare the Clear Layer

At this time, we will prepare the clear layer.  In a mixing bowl, weigh out 228 grams of Natures Garden’s Diamond Clear melt and pour soap base. Once again, in your microwave, heat the clear soap base in 30 second intervals until it is completely melted. Be careful not to overheat the soap.  Then, add the fragrance oil and Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. Stir to mix the ingredients into the soap base.

You will need to move quickly over the next couple steps.  So, first, spray the previous white layer of soap that is in the mold with rubbing alcohol. Next, pour the clear soap into each cavity of the mold. It should be poured directly on top of the white layer.

Melt and Pour Confetti Soap:  Prepare the Clear Layer

Finally, quickly add both confetti and spirals to each bar of soap. Let some of the spirals pop out of the soap slightly. Finally, spray the soap with rubbing alcohol.  Make sure the soap has plenty of time to harden before you remove it from the soap mold.

 

For even more fragrance fun ideas, visit Natures Garden’s recipe box.  You will find soap making recipes, candle making recipes, and cosmetic making recipes.  You will also find fragrance fun classes to help you on your scented crafting adventure.  Also, if you are looking for other fun birthday party ideas check out Parents Magazine for inspiration and fun ideas for your kid’s next birthday party.