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May
22

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe


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Wisteria Scented Soap Making RecipeWisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe

Our wisteria scented soap making recipe is a fantastic cosmetic recipe from Natures Garden! This cold process soap recipe is inspired by the beauty of blooming wisteria flowers. Not only was the design inspired by these gorgeous flowers, but the scented oil has this gorgeous aroma, too. This cp soap includes the lovely aroma of our Wisteria Blvd Fragrance Oil. Further, this soap recipe uses luscious cosmetic ingredients that will care for the skin as the soap cleanses your skin. If you are interested in checking out this lovely soap recipe, then take a look at the cosmetic blog below.

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Prepare and Sanitize

Before you begin creating this cp soap recipe, you are going to want to clean and sanitize your crafting equipment. So, you will need to collect and wash any equipment that you are going to need to create this bath and body recipe. Also, you will want to gather your soap making supplies. Next, 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. Giving yourself a good work space will make the process easier to do and more fun!

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Prepare a Bottle of Vinegar

In order to be safe, you will need to prepare a bottle of vinegar before creating your homemade soap. This bottle of vinegar will be useful for deactivating lye that may come into contact with your skin. Also, you can use the vinegar to clean 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 near by until it is needed.

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Soap Making Info

If you haven’t made homemade soap from scratch before, then you will 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. Also, you may want to Click Here For Basic CP Soap Making Class

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Ingredients From Natures Garden

Lye- Sodium Hydroxide
Coconut Oil 76
Avocado Oil
Grapeseed Oil
Cocoa Butter Deodorized
Shea Butter
Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Sunflower Oil
Wisteria Blvd Fragrance Oil
Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant
Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Pink Soap Colorant
Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
24K Gold Mica Pigment
Large Square Tray Mold Market Mold
Disposable Pipettes
Safety Gloves
Natures Garden
Apron

Safety Mask
Thermometer
Safety Glasses

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Other Ingredients Needed

Distilled Water
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Rubber Spatula
Scale
Knife
Stick Blender
Small Strainer
Vinegar
Measuring Spoons

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Total Amounts for the Soap

323 grams of Distilled Water
116 grams of Lye
212 grams of Coconut Oil 76
128 grams of Avocado Oil
42 grams of Grapeseed Oil
85 grams of Cocoa Butter
85 grams of Meadowfoam Seed Oil
128 grams of Shea Butter
170 grams of Sunflower Oil
64 grams of Wisteria Blvd Fragrance Oil

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Amounts for Silver Mica Mixtures

3 grams of Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
12 grams of Meadowfoam Oil

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Amounts for Gold Mica Mixtures

1/8 tsp of 24K Gold Mica Pigment
3 grams of Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
15 grams of Meadowfoam Oil

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Amounts for Light Purple Soap Portion

10 drops of Ultramarine Violet Soap Colorant

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Amounts for Dark Purple Soap Portion

20 drops of Ultramarine Violet Soap Colorant
4 drops of Black Oxide Soap Colorant 

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Amounts for Dark Pink Soap Portion

6 drops of Neon Pink Soap Colorant
15 drops of Ultramarine Violet Soap Colorant 

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Amounts for Light Pink Soap Portion

4 drops of Neon Pink Soap Colorant
10 drops of Ultramarine Violet Soap Colorant 

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Preparing the Lye Solution

First, you are going to want 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 mixing bowl. Next, you will need to weigh out 116 grams of the lye in a separate bowl. Then, slowly add the lye to the water while you are stirring. Once you have everything mixed, you will need to wait for the solution to cool to room temperature.

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Preparing the Soaping Oils

While you are waiting for your lye solution to cool, you can prepare your cosmetic oils. You will want to weigh out 212 grams of Coconut Oil 76, 128 grams of Avocado Oil, 42 grams of Grapeseed Oil, 85 grams of Cocoa Butter, 85 grams of Meadowfoam Seed Oil, 128 grams of Shea Butter, and 170 grams of Sunflower Oil. Then, melt your soaping oils. Now, you will need to wait for your cosmetic oils to reach the right temperature.

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Prepping the Soap Colorants

Now, you are going to prepare the soap colorants for your cold process soap recipe. So, you will need four separate, small bowls. In one bowl, you will have 10 drops of Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant. The second bowl will have 4 drops FUN Soap Colorant Black Oxide and 20 drops FUN Soap Colorant Ultramarine Violet. In a third bowl, you will add 4 drops of Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant and 10 drops of the Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant. The fourth bowl will have 15 drops of Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant and 6 drops of the Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant. Once all of your colorants are prepared, you will be ready to move on to the next step.

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Creating the Mica ColorantWisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Creating the Gold Mica Colorant

Next, you are going to create the beautiful gold mica oil for your soap. To do this you will want to add about 15 grams of Meadowfoam Oil to a small bowl. Then, you will mix in 1/8 tsp of the 24 K Gold Mica Pigment and 3 grams of Diamond Dust Mica Pigment. You will want to fully mix these cosmetic ingredients to create the gold colorant. Once you have all of these cosmetic ingredients mixed together, you will be ready to use this shimmery mixture.

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Creating the Silver Mica ColorantWisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Creating the Silver Mica Colorant

Also, you are going to create the beautiful silver colorant for your soap. To do this you will want to add 12 grams of Meadowfoam Oil to a small bowl. Then, you will mix in 3 grams of Diamond Dust Mica Pigment. You will want to fully mix these cosmetic ingredients to create the mica colorant. Once you have all of these cosmetic ingredients mixed together, you will be ready to use this shimmery mixture.

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Adding Your Soap to the MoldWisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Adding the Mica to the Soap Mold

Now that your mica mixtures have been made, you will want to add these colorants to your soap mold. You will want to use a pipette to drizzle both the silver and gold mica mixtures into the mold. The goal is to make this look like silver and gold paint splatters. You will want to try to get some of these two color made it into each of the divided squares. Once you have used about half of each mixture, you can set them aside for now and move on to the next step.

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Combining the Oils and Lye SolutionWisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Combining the Oils and Lye Solution

Before combining these two mixtures, you will need to wait for them to get to room temperature. Once your two mixtures are about this temperature, you are ready to add the lye solution to your melted oils. After combining these soaping ingredients, blend your soap making ingredients together with a stick blender to emulsify the soap batter.

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Adding the Fragrance Oil

After your cosmetic mixture has emulsified, you will be ready to add scented oil. So, weigh out 64 grams of the Wisteria Blvd Fragrance Oil. This classic floral aroma has a wonderful scent of wisteria, rose, and ylang with undertones of precious woods and tender musk notes. Then, you will want to fully incorporate this captivating and enchanting scent into the cold process soap batter.

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Separating the Soap Batter

Now, you are going to separate your soap batter to add the colorants. You will need to get four small containers and add 333 grams of the cold process soap mixture to each bowl. Next, you are going to add the colorants listed above to a portion of the soap mixture. After adding each colorant to the portions of soap batter, you will want to blend the colorants fully into each of the soap mixtures.

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Adding Your Soap to the MoldWisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Adding Your Soap to the Mold

Now, you are going to need to use your four colored soap batches to your cosmetic soap mold. You will want to make sure that you are wearing goggles, gloves, a mask, and protective clothing. So, you will need to hold the strainer over your soap mold tray. Next, you will need to choose one of the colored portions of soap to start with. You will need to pour a small amount of this soap into your strainer and let it fall into the mold.

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe:  Filling Your Soap MoldWisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Filling Your Soap Mold

You are going to want to continue to add your soap batter to the mold using the strainer. Be sure to alternate the colored soap that you use to fill the mold. If any soap remains in the strainer, then use a spatula to move this soap into the mold. Once you have filled up your soap mold completely, you will want to use a spatula to smooth the top of the mold. After you will meed to tap the mold gently on the table to remove any trapped air bubble, you can move on to the next step.

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Drizzling the Mica MixtureWisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Drizzling the Mica Mixture

Now, you are ready to add the mica mixtures to the top of your soap. You will want to use a pipette, again, to add the mica to the top of the soap. You will want to use the gold mica and the sliver mica to drizzle on top of the soap. After, you have added both mica mixtures, you will want to let your soap set up before removing the soap from the mold.

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Cutting Up Your Soap BarsWisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Cutting Up Your Soap Bars

Now, you are ready to cut the block of soap into individual bars. After cutting your soap into bars, you are going to want to let you soap rest. As your soap cures, you will notice the colors will pop.  Once your soap has finished curing, you will be ready to use your soap recipe!

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Growing Wisteria At Home

If you enjoy the scent of our Wisteria Blvd Fragrance Oil, then you may want to try growing your own beautiful Wisteria flowers. Check out the article Growing Wisteria by Garden Design to learn more about growing these lovely flowers.

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Reach Out to UsWisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you enjoyed this cp soap making recipe! If you have any questions about this cp soap recipe, feel free to reach out and ask us.  You can find us by phone on our HUG Line, 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, but you can share your own creations, too. So, we hope to hear from you soon!

Jul
20

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe


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Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap RecipeOrange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe

Today, Nature’s Garden would like to introduce a brand new cold process soap recipe! Our Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap is the perfect addition to brighten up your summer product line! This soap has many skin loving ingredients that will give you a solid long lasting bar! Not only that, but it will have a wonderful, rich bubbly lather! The scent we chose is our Blood Orange fragrance oil and it is so easy to work with!  Since this fragrance is a dream to work with, you will have plenty of time to be artistic and add in some white swirls! Once you are done, you can top your soap with some sweet, sugared little orange section embeds that look like the orange chewy candies from childhood. These embeds will be made with our Diamond Clear Melt and Pour soap and it is the perfect finishing touch!

 

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Blood Orange Fragrance OilOrange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Blood Orange Fragrance Oil

Before we get started, did you know? The Blood Orange is actually native to Italy and their dark, red coloring comes from anthocyanins, an antioxidant that is more common in flowers and fruit, but not citrus fruit. What do blood oranges taste like? These oranges have a unique flavor compared to other oranges, with a strong raspberry-like flavor with undertones of citrus.

Now let’s talk a little about the fragrance oil. Blood Orange fragrance oil works wonderfully in cold process soaping. There is no discoloring, separating or ricing. Also, there is no accelerating so you have time to play when using this citrus fragrance oil in cold process soap. Plus the fragrance will stay strong through it’s cure time! The scent is a perfect orange scent! Bright, crisp and tart with a touch of floral in the base note is the best way to describe this fragrance. We know you will love this scent whether you use it in bath and body products or even in candles! It has a lovely, strong cold and hot throw!

 

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Soap Making Supplies Found At Nature’s Garden

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment You Need

  • Scale
  • Distilled Water
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Spatula
  • Stick Blender
  • Mini Lemon/Lime Mold (flexiblemolds.com)
  • Sugar
  • Rubbing Alcohol ( in a spray bottle)
  • Vinegar

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Weights for Soap

  • 260 grams water
  • 95 grams Lye- Sodium Hydroxide
  • 68 grams Apricot Kernel Oil
  • 68 grams Argan Oil
  • 171 grams Coconut Oil-76
  • 34 grams Grapeseed Oil
  • 102 grams Shea Butter
  • 68 grams Palm Oil
  • 68 grams Olive Oil Pomace
  • 34 grams Macadamia Nut Oil
  • 51 grams Blood Orange Fragrance Oil
  • 16 grams of Sodium Lactate
  • 5 grams Titanium Dioxide
  • 1 gram Eye Poke Orange FUN Soap Colorant

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Weights For Melt and Pour Soap

  • 145 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
  • 7 grams Blood Orange Fragrance Oil
  • 3 drops Neon Orange FUN Soap Colorant

 

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Before You Start Soaping

Before you get started on your soap making, it is always best to clean and sanitize your work area! Make sure you have washed and dried all your equipment and packing materials. Another good tip is to have all your ingredients and supplies within reaching distance! This helps ensure that as you are working everything is ready and on hand to make the process move smoothly. We strongly suggest that you wear gloves, protective clothing, face mask and safety glasses. Last but not least, if you are new to cold process soap making click here for basic soap making class. Also, before attempting to make any type of cold process soap, please become familiar with Soap Making Safety Class.

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Prepping the EmbedsOrange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Prepping the Embeds

Our first step is preparing the orange slice embeds. You will need to make a total of 16 orange slices and for this your will be using a mini lemon/lime mold from flexiblemolds.com. These molds are perfect for soaping and even candle making. They are durable and clean up quick and easy! So go ahead and chunk up your Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. Next,  weigh out 145 grams. After adding the soap chunks to a microwavable bowl and placing it in your microwave, melt the soap using 30 second intervals, stirring the soap each time, until it is completely at a liquid state.

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Adding the fragrance and colorOrange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Adding the fragrance and color

Now that you have your soap melted, will be adding the Blood Orange fragrance and color. So, next, you will weigh out 7 grams of Blood Orange fragrance oil and 3 drops of Neon Orange FUN Soap Colorant, adding it to the melted soap. Stir this well, making sure the color and fragrance are well blended.

 

 

 

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Pouring the EmbedsOrange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Pouring the Embeds

The last step is pouring the soap into the mold. Have your mini lemon/lime mold ready and add the soap to each cavity of the mold. Once you have all the soap poured,  you will now go ahead and spritz the top of the soap with the rubbing alcohol you have ready in a spray bottle. This will help to release any air bubbles. You will let this sit until cool and firm.  You will need to make a total of 16 orange slices.

 

 

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Removing the EmbedsOrange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Removing the Embeds

So now that your orange slice embeds are set up, go ahead and remove them from the mold. Next, you will once again use the rubbing alcohol. Spritz your orange slices and sprinkle them with the sugar. The sugar will give your orange slices a candied look!

 

 

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Preparing Your Lye Solution

Now you will be starting the lye portion of your soap. First, you will weigh out 260 grams of distilled water in a bowl. Next, using a separate bowl, you will weigh out 95 grams of lye. Then, slowly add the lye to the water. You NEVER want to add the water to the lye! Stir to completely dissolve the lye. Now, set your lye solution aside for the moment and allow it to cool.

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Preparing Your OilsOrange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Preparing Your Oils

At this time, you will prepare your oils while you are waiting for the lye solution to cool. In a deep mixing bowl, weigh out 68 grams of Apricot Kernel Oil, 68 grams of Argan Oil, 68 grams Avocado Oil, 171 grams Coconut Oil-76, 34 grams Grapeseed Oil, 102 grams Shea Butter, 68 grams Palm Oil, 68 grams Olive Oil Pomace, and 34 grams Macadamia Nut Oil. Next, you will melt your oils and once your oils are melted, you will set them aside to cool. You will want to allow both the soaping oils and the lye solution to cool to room temperature. You want the temperature to be within 10 degrees of each other.

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Prepare Your ColorsOrange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Colors

So while you are waiting for your temperatures to drop, you can move ahead and prepare your colorants. First, you will prepare the titanium dioxide. This will be used for the white swirls of soap. In a small bowl, weigh out 5 grams of titanium dioxide. Then, mix that with a small amount of the soaping oils you have prepared to create a paste-like mixture. Mix this well. This will help the titanium dioxide to disperse more easily into the soap batter. You can set this aside for now.

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Adding the Sodium Lactate

Next, we will be moving onto the sodium lactate. Sodium lactate is used in cold process soaping to help harden the soap and allow a better release from the soap mold. So, in a small bowl, weigh out 16 grams of sodium lactate and set this aside for the moment.

 

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Fragrance OilOrange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Fragrance Oil

Before we get started on our soap batter, you will want to have your fragrance weighed out and ready to add. So, in one last small bowl, you will weigh out 51 grams of Blood Orange fragrance oil. Set this aside also.

 

 

 

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Mixing the Soap BatterOrange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Mixing the Soap Batter

Now we are ready to prepare the soap batter. Your oils and lye solution should be at the temperature stated above. So to the cooled lye solution, add your 16 grams of Sodium Lactate. Carefully, stir your lye solution to incorporate the sodium lactate. Now, slowly add the lye solution to the soaping oils. Then, using your stick blender, emulsify the ingredients together.

 

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Adding in the Fragrance Oil

Once you have emulsified your soap batter, you will add in the fragrance oil. So to the soap batter, add the 51 grams of Blood Orange Fragrance Oil that you weighed out previously. Then, use your stick blender, incorporate the scent into the batter.

 

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Separate the Soap BatterOrange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Separate the Soap Batter

Next, we will separate the soap batter for the two colors. So, into your first bowl, weigh out 272 grams of the soap batter into a separate bowl and add in the 5 grams of titanium dioxide we weighed out earlier. You can go ahead and stick blend this to combine.

 

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Coloring the Soap BatterOrange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Coloring the Soap Batter

You will not need to weigh out the remaining batter since this will be one color. So, to the soap batter that is left, add the 1 gram of Eye Poke Orange FUN Soap Colorant. Now you can stick blend this to combine.

 

 

 

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Blending the ColorsOrange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Blending the Colors

Now we are ready to combine the two colors together. So to the orange soap batter, add in dollops of the white soap batter. Once you have all the white added into the orange bowl, you will begin to swirl directly in the bowl. You can do this using your spatula, or even a wooden skewer, swirling the white batter into the orange batter.

 

 

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Pouring the SoapOrange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Pouring the Soap

Now you are ready to pour your soap into the mold. Have the mold set in front of you and pour the swirled batter into the mold. Then, gently tap the mold on the table to help remove any air bubbles that may be trapped in the batter and smooth the surface of your soap.

 

 

 

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Topping the SoapOrange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Topping the Soap

Finally, we are ready to add our orange slice embeds to the top of our soap! Take your orange slice melt and pour embeds and arrange them evenly across the top. We found that if we added the slices to the four corners first, it helped keep the other slices evenly spaced out.

 

 

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Curing Your Soap

When you make any type of cold process soap, you will allow the soap to set up for about 24-48 hours before removing it from the mold. Once you have removed it, cut the soap equally into 16 pieces. Lastly, you will allow the Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap to cure before using or selling.

There you have it guys! We hope you enjoyed creating this fun cold process soap! If you are looking for more fun, yummy cold process soap recipes, check out our recipe box and get inspired to create! Find us on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents) or Instagram (@ngscents) and give us a shout-out and share what you created! We love hearing from our customers!

 

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: The Inspiration

So, the inspiration behind these sweet, little soaps was actually a recipe for fudge! The inspiration behind the fudge was a poke cake! I love how the thought of one thing can evolve into a bunch of different things, don’t you? Check out the recipe for this No Fail Orange Creamsicle Fudge that inspired us to create our Orange Swirled CP Soap! It is super easy to make with just a few ingredients! A bright, summery twist to a yummy popular treat!