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Dec
17

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners


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15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners

We at Natures Garden have 15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners. These various soap making classes are perfect for beginning soap makers. These soap classes will help beginners gain knowledge about different types of soap making and learn how to make homemade soap. So, you will be able to learn everything that you need to know about soap making. Of course, these classes vary from important safety tips to specific advice for making both cold process soap and melt and pour soap. This will provide you with all of the information that you will need to create gorgeous homemade soap!

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soap Making Safety15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soap Making Safety

Before you begin learning how to create homemade soap, you need to make sure that you know all about important soap safety. Learning about how to be safe during this process is especially important for making cold process soap. While you need to careful with lye when making cold process soap, there are some things that you can do to keep yourself safe when making melt and pour soap. So, any of our beginning soap makers should take a look at the Soap Making Safety class. So, you can use this class to make sure that they know how to stay safe as they learn how to make soap.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soap Making: Where Do I Start15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soap Making: Where Do I Start

If you have never made your own soap, then you will benefit from the information in our class called Soap Making: Where Do I Start. This soap making class will break down the four different types of soap making methods. First, our beginning soap makers will learn all about the cold process soap method. This will allow you to combine water, lye, and cosmetic oils to create a perfect soap with the best soap properties.

Also, you can learn about the benefits and process of melt and pour soap. If you enjoy the benefits of cold process soap, then you may be interested in making soap from scratch with a shorter cure time. So, you may enjoy learning about either hot process soap or oven process soap. This way new soap makers can learn how to make these different soap making methods. Whether you find out that you enjoy one type of soap or you want to create all types of soap, you can determine which particular methods that you would like to try to create!

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Melt and Pour Soap Information15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Melt and Pour Soap Information

If you are interested in creating melt and pour soap for the first time, then you may benefit from checking out our Melt and Pour Soap Information. First, the soap making class will share with you various cosmetic ingredients and additives that you can use to make a fantastic batch of melt and pour soap. Also, this class on soap making will explain the process of making a batch of melt and pour soap, which includes picking out the perfect mp soap base. Plus, this soap class shares additives like cosmetic oils and herbs that will improve the bar of soap. Further, this soap making class will share with you various tips and tricks for making sure that your finished soap turns out conditioning for the skin and beautiful!

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Easy Directions for Making Melt and Pour Soap15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Easy Directions for Making Melt and Pour Soap

One of the easiest ways to make homemade soap is to use a melt and pour soap base! This will allow you to create scented soap at home without formulating your own recipe. So, you can do all the fun parts of soaping, like adding scents, wonderful colorants, and using great soap molds. If you are curious about learning how to make fun melt and pour soap, then check out a class on our Easy Directions for Making Melt and Pour Soap! This soap making class will go over all of the advice for making soap with a great mp soap base.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Common Soap Making Questions15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Common Soap Making Questions

Anyone that wants to get into cold process soap making may find that there are some unfamiliar terms. This can be confusing for beginning craft makers. So, we have created a list of important soap terms that you may come across as a beginning soap maker. Whether you want to know what trace or rebatch means, you can find out ll about these terms and much more! If you have any questions about a confusing term, then check out our class on Common Soap Making Questions.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soap Making Terminology15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soap Making Terminology

As you begin to get more into soap making, you may find that some instructions and recipes have some unfamiliar terms. If you ever come across a new word that seems specific to soap making, then the class on Soap Making Terminology will be very useful. This soap making class defines all kinds of soap terms and abbreviations that are related to the process of making soap from scratch. So, this is a soap class that will be extremely useful for beginning soap makers.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Cold Process Soap Class 10115 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Cold Process Soap Class 101

There are all kinds of benefits for making soap from scratch. However, there are some things that you should know before you gather all your soap making supplies. Not only do you need to determine which cosmetic oils you want to use, but you will want to determine the proportions as well. Plus, you will want to figure out which fragrance oils would be best for making cp soap. If you are a bit overwhelmed with all of these options, we have a basic soap making recipe that is perfect for beginning soap makers in our Cold Process Soap Class 101. Not only will you find an easy to follow recipe, but this helpful guide will help you with all the other important choices for soaping. So, there are all kinds of great tips you can benefit from in this soap class!

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Fragrances Tested in CP Soap Results

Another important decision that you will need to make for creating your soaps is the fragrance oil. Not only do you need to pick your favorite scents, but you need to find a scent that works well in soap making. If you want to make sure that the fragrance you want to use is good for soaping, then check out our class on Fragrances Tested in CP Soap Results. This list of fragrances will provide you with details about how the scent will perform in your cp soap.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Making Your Own Soap Recipe15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Making Your Own Soap Recipe

This soap making class will help you calculate the amounts and types of conditioning oils for your own soap recipe. Of course, there is a nice website that you can use that will help you through the process of formulating your own soap recipe. So, you can choose your oils and cosmetic ingredients to create a bar of soap with all the best properties. Further, our soap making class will walk you through the various sections of the soap calculator. So, our class on Making Your Own Soap Recipe would be a great place for beginning soap makers to start learning how to formulate your own cp soap.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soap Making - Finding the Perfect Recipe15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soap Making – Finding the Perfect Recipe

All of the cosmetic ingredients that you will need for making homemade soaps will have different properties that you can benefit from. Plus, the different cosmetic oils will each have unique properties and different skin benefits. If you are interested in finding, then you may be interested in checking out our soap class on Soap Making- Finding the Perfect Recipe. With your new knowledge of the properties of each cosmetic oil, you can create a bar with all the soap properties you would want in a bar of soap.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soaping Oil Properties15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soaping Oil Properties

When you are creating your homemade soap recipes, it can be useful to know about the different properties that cosmetic oils can have for your soap recipes. In order to make a great soap recipe, you will want to combine cosmetic oils to create a nice balance between hardness, cleansing, conditioning, bubbly lather, and creamy. If you are interested in learning about the specific properties of soap making oils, then you may want to check out our class on Soaping Oil Properties.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Essential Oils Class15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Essential Oils Class

Not only can you use fragrance oils to scent your soap, but you can use essential oils as well! If you want to learn more about how to scent soap with essential oils, then check out our Essential Oils Class. Not only does this soap making class share which oils are body safe and other advice, but the class goes into the detail of how essential oils are created.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Exfoliant Class15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Exfoliant Class

There are all kinds of great soap making ingredients that you can use to make fantastic herbal soap bars. You can make fantastic soaps using cosmetic herbs. These great soap additives will add beneficial properties to your scented soap recipe. There are all kinds of reasons why you would add herbs to your cosmetic recipes. Some of our cosmetic herbs can be used to exfoliate the dead skin from your body. In our Exfoliant Class, we will share with you all kinds of cosmetic ingredients that can be used to create an exfoliating batch of soap. So, you will have a soap recipe that will exfoliate dead skin cells and grime as you clean your skin.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soap Coloring Class15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soap Coloring Class

Another fun soap making ingredient that you can use to make gorgeous soap is cosmetic colorants. First, you can use natural colorants to add some color to your soap bars. In fact, there are some cosmetic herbs that are pigmented and will provide your soap with beautiful hues. Also, you can use soap making colorants to create some bold colored soap. Further, you can use some of our mica dust powder to create a glittery, beautiful bar of soap. If you are curious about what you can use to create colorful soaps, then take a look at your options in our class on Soap Coloring Class.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: The History of Soap Making15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: The History of Soap Making

Homemade soap has been made by human civilizations for thousands of years. Although the purpose of soap is always to clean the body, the ways people make their soap has changed throughout time. There were quite a few methods for soap making and they had to go through quite a bit of trial and error to refine the process over the years. If you are interested in learning more about the ways that soap has been made in the past, then check out our soap making class on The History of Soap Making.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Homemade Gift Ideas

One great reason for you to create homemade soap is to give as gifts to your loved ones. Of course, making homemade soap from scratch is a fantastic idea for creating gifts for the holidays. Not only do we at Natures Garden believe that scented soap is a fantastic gift idea, but the organized mom blog talks about how great a gift soap is in their DIY Gift Ideas: Why homemade soap is the perfect gift article.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Reach Out to Us15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Reach Out to Us

If you have any more questions about soap making, then you can feel free to reach out to us at Natures Garden! You can reach out to us in the store, on the phone, and online. An easy way to reach out to us online is through social media. You can find us on our Facebook page, Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to find us on Twitter and Instagram. So, we hope to hear from you soon and we wish you the best with your soap making!

Jun
26

Soap Making Terms


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Soap Making Terms

If you want to learn about different soaping methods and get help for potential problems, then it helps to know common soap making terms. Whether you are a beginner or experienced, you are likely to come across something new with your batches at least once. So, we are here to help you understand what to do and how to solve any soap-making issues.

Soap Making Terms: How Much Fragrance Oil Can I Add to Soap?

While you should always check the usage rate for each individual fragrance, the maximum that we recommend is 5%. Sometimes you can a scent where the IFRA sheet allows more and you can do more if you’d like. After you know the usage rate, you just need to do some simple multiplication to figure out how much scent you need.

Formula: Weight of Soap x Usage Rate = Weight of Fragrance Oil
Example: 912 grams of soap x 0.05 (which is a 5% usage rate) = 45.6 grams of fragrance

Soap Making Terms: Why Did My Soap Turn Brown?

Often fragrance oils that contains a high amount of Vaniilin will turn soap brown. Also, the color will be a darker brown with scented oils with higher amounts of Vanillin. We can use Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to reduce these effects and still use the scent. Since this ingredient is added to provide a vanilla scent, strong vanilla fragrance oils will almost always turn soap brown without the color stabilizer.

Soap Making Terms: Can I Use Essential Oils in Soap Making?

Yes, essential oils can be used to scent soap. We find that essential oils hold up better in MP soap than in soap made from scratch. This is because the saponification process can cook off the essential oil, which doesn’t have middle notes to anchor the scent. You may have some scent after the soaps cure, but it won’t be as strong as it is in MP soap.

Soap Making Terms: How Much Essential Oil Can I Use in Soap?

This can be different for each essential oil, so you will need to check the IFRA sheet for the usage rate. Then, you can figure out how much you need using the same method as you would for fragrance oils.

Soap Making Terms: How Do You Make Soap White?

You can add titanium dioxide to soaps to make them white. In fact, many of our white soap bases use this ingredient. If you wanted, you could use this ingredient to turn your clear soaps to white.

Soap Making Terms: What is Melt and Pour Soap Making?Soap Making Terms: What is Melt and Pour Soap Making?

Another option for soap making is melt and pour soap. This method starts with a soap base that has already gone through the saponification process. So, you cut need to cut and melt the amount your need before you are ready to add colorants, fragrance, or herbs. Then, you can pour the melted soap into a mold and spray the top with rubbing alcohol. As soon as the soap is hardened, it is ready to use!

Soap Making Terms: How Much Melt and Pour Soap Will I Need for My Mold?

For each ounce by volume in your mold you will need 31 grams of soap. Say the soap mold will hold 16 ounces, you will need 496 grams of soap

Formula: Constant Value for Soap Needed to Fill Mold x Volume of Mold = Weight of Soap
Example:
31 grams per ounce x 16 ounce mold = 196 grams of MP soap

Soap Making Terms: How Long Should Melt and Pour Soap Stay in the Mold?

This can vary based on the size of soap you are creating. Smaller soaps will take less time compared to bigger soaps. Just make sure that they are hardened all the way before you remove them. Also, you should be able to feel that the mold is no longer warm to touch.

Soap Making Terms: How Do I Get My Melt and Pour Soap Out of the Mold?

While you should be able to hold your molds upside down and lightly push, sometimes they get stuck. If you place your soaps in the refrigerator for a short amount of time, this should make it easier for you to remove your mp soap.

Soap Making Terms: How Do I Get Fingerprints Off My Melt and Pour Soap?

Sometimes when you are removing your soaps from the mold, you can transfer a fingerprint. Just use some rubbing alcohol to dampen a cotton swab and  gently swab the fingerprint. It should begin to fade as you do this.

Soap Making Terms: Can Melt and Pour Soap Be Used Right Away?

Of course! The saponification process is already complete before you get your soap base. So, there is no active lye to worry about. This means that you can use your soaps as soon as they harden.

Soap Making Terms: Why Is My Melt and Pour Soap Sweating?

There are a few reasons why your soap would sweat. First, it could be due to adding too much oil. Whether it is fragrance oil or carrier oil, the soap can only hold on to so much before the oil begins to leak out to create beads on the surface. More often, it is due to the soap drawing moisture from the air. Since your soap base uses vegetable glycerin, a humectant, it will draw moisture to it. Although this is great for you skin, it can lead to your soap sweating . However, you can prevent the latter by wrapping your soap as soon as it comes out of the mold. This way it can’t pull moisture from the air.

 

Soap Making Terms: What is Hot Process Soap Making?Soap Making Terms: What is Hot Process Soap Making?

Another way to make soap from scratch is hot process soap. This process is very similar to cold process soapmaking. However, in this method you will have a heat source to speed up the saponification process. You can use a crock pot or stove top to heat your soap mixture. After, you can technically use the bars immediately. However, letting them cure a week will provide you with harder, milder bars.

Soap Making Terms: Does Natures Garden Offer Any Hot Process Soap Recipes with Shea Butter?

Yes, we have a few! For example, we have our Manly Soap Recipe, the Beard Soap Recipe, and more that you can find under the Hot Process Soap Recipes page!

Soap Making Terms: How Long Do You Have to Wait to Use Hot Process Soap?

Yes. Although you don’t have to wait as long for your soaps to cure, there is still some lye left that needs to react. Typically, you will need to wait 1-2 week(s) before using your hp soap.

Soap Making Terms: What Does Rebatch Mean?

If you want to redo a soap batch or add more ingredients, then this is a great idea for you! It is common to rebatch to correct issues like seizing or forgotten ingredients. Also, this can be done to add ingredients that wouldn’t react well during the saponification process, like natural exfoliates or essential oils. First, take the soaps that you aren’t necessarily pleased with and grate them into pieces. Place these pieces in a crock pot and melt them with milk, water, or another liquid to prevent scotching. Also, add any additional oils that you want in these soaps. Allow you batch to reheat for one hour at which point it will by thick. After, add the color, scent, and herbs before scooping this soap into a mold.

Soap Making Terms: What is Cold Process Soap Making?Soap Making Terms: What is Cold Process Soap Making?

This process is one of a few that are refereed to as making soap from scratch because in uses water, lye, and oils to create bars of soap. Another key characteristic of this method is that you don’t need outside heat, as the lye provide enough heat for saponification. Once trace occurs, you are able to add colorants, scented oils, and herbs can be added at this point. After 24 hours, you can remove the soap from the mold and cut. However, you must let your soap cure for a period of 4-6 weeks.

Soap Making Terms: What is Lye in Soap Making?

Lye is a caustic base that is a key component for soap, as it drives the saponification process. It is sometimes referred to as sodium hydroxide for bar soaps and potassium hydroxide for liquid soaps.

Soap Making Terms: What Does Saponification Mean?

This is the process of lye reacting with the oils/fats/butters to produce soap. Saponification will produce both the soap and the glycerin in the soap.

Soap Making Terms: What Does Cure Time Mean?

Cure time is the period where the soap finishes the soaponification process until there is no more active lye present in the bars.

Soap Making Terms: What Does the Term Trace Mean in Soap Making?

In soaping, trace is when the lye water and the oils/butters have been fully combined. You will know that you’ve hit trace because the batter will thicken to a pudding-like consistency. Also, you can check to see whether you are at trace by using a spatula to “trace” a line of soap in the batter. You will notice that the line will not immediately disappear and you can see a trace of the soap you drizzled in.

Soap Making Terms: What Does Light Trace Mean in Soap Making?

Light trace is the point right before your soap comes to trace. You will begin to see a trace, but it won’t stay for more than a few seconds. So, the batter is about to hit trace where it will be thick enough to see the soap for a bit longer.

Soap Making Terms: How Long Does It Take for Soap Batter to Get to Trace?

The time is takes to get to trace will vary between batches for a number of reasons. The ingredients in a recipe can lead to different times. Also, fragrance oils and some soap additives can accelerate or slow trace in your batch.

Soap Making Terms: What Does Seize Mean in Soap Making?

If your soap seizes, then it means that your soap has gone through saponification enough that the batter is beginning to turn from liquid to solid. While this isn’t bad on its own, it makes it impossible to pour soap that is still in the bowl. This hardening soap that hasn’t yet made it to the mold will be too thick to mix and, at best, will be chunky in the mold.

Soap Making Terms: Why Do I Have Lye Pockets in My Cold Process Soap?

If you use too much lye in your soap recipe, then you can
Lye pockets can form in cold process soap most often when too much lye is used. However, it could also be a recipe that wasn’t properly formulated, an oil was left out, the soap seized, or even when the lye solution was not fully mixed. If the lye was not completely saponified you can always rebatch the soap and hot process the soap adding additional oil. Also, it is possible that it could be used in recipes such as laundry soaps that can utilize soap with a higher pH level.

Soap Making Terms: Can I Change the Soap Making Recipes?

Unlike many other bath and body recipes, you can’t simply swap out oils in the Natures Garden formulated recipe. Each oil has a certain saponification value that determines how much lye it will react with. So, switching an oil could result in your batch being lye heavy. Even if you wait longer to cure, there won’t be enough oils to react with the lye and the bars will irritate the skin or even cause burning. Instead, use SoapCalc to determine what you would have to change to get the recipe that you want!

Soap Making Terms: Reach Out to UsSoap Making Terms: Reach Out to Us

If you have any other questions or concerns about soapmaking, then please reach out to us! One easy way to ask us something is on social media. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Have fun soaping!

 

Sep
27

How to Make Soap White


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How to Make Soap WhiteHow to Make Soap White

Homemade soap making is the perfect way to show off your creativity. While appearance isn’t everything in a bar of soap, it certainly is important. Sometimes the discoloration of your soap bar just doesn’t match the aroma and there may seem like there is nothing you can do to stop it. Or, you may just be trying to get your soap to be pure white, as no discoloration doesn’t mean that you will get a pure white bar of soap. In fact, uncolored and unscented cold process soap is naturally an off white hue. But, there are a few additives that you could use in certain situations to attempt to achieve the perfect white color for your soap bars. All you need to do is learn how to make soap white and we at Natures Garden would like to help you at as much as we possibly can!

How to Make Soap White Soap Making Options

We have three simple options for our lovely soap-makers that desire a whiter bar of soap. While there is no way to prevent discoloration in all cases, there are some options that you have for your soapmaking. First, we have the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. This is a product that will actually prevent discoloration from fragrance. However, this ingredient is really only good for preventing fragrances with a vanillin content from discoloring. So, this additive will not always work to completely banish discoloration and may not work at all on some fragrances. Next, we have two types of titanium dioxide. While these ingredients are designed to change the appearance of the natural color of soaps. However, these additives will not prevent any fragrance discoloration. This ingredient is simply for turning the off white bars into a pure white hue.

How to Make Soap White Vanilla White Color StabilizerHow to Make Soap White Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

One easy method that you can use to whiten your cold process soaps is to add in our Vanilla White Color Stabilizer! While this ingredient can’t completely whiten all kinds of discoloration, this product can strongly reduce certain types of discoloration. So, it is important to know exactly when to add this product. This ingredient will reduce the discoloration that is caused by vanillin. Also, this product will slow down this ingredient’s ability to oxidize, which would cause browning in the soap. If the fragrance oil contains vanillin or components that will oxidize, then adding this ingredient will absolutely be helpful!

How to Make Soap White Why Use Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

As a soap maker, it is important to know how to deal with discoloration. While many great aromas that don’t cause any discoloration, there are some fragrance oils with wonderful scents that just don’t perform exactly how you want. It can be heartbreaking to discover a gorgeous scent that just discolors too much. What is worse is when the discoloration doesn’t pair well with the aroma. This always happens with scents that have heavy vanilla notes. These fragrance oils often end up extremely dark, but smelling like a pure white vanilla dream! However, you can prevent it with Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. So, don’t give up on your favorite vanilla soap scents just yet.

How to Make Soap White Vanilla Fragrance OilsHow to Make Soap White Vanilla Fragrance Oils

While there are definitely some types of discoloration that Vanilla White Color Stabilizer can’t help with, this product is perfect for reducing discoloration from vanillin. This ingredient is what creates the vanilla aroma that we all know and love! This means that this color stabilizing agent is perfect for vanilla fragrances, and any fragrance that has a vanillin content. So, darker shades of soaps that are caused by vanilla fragrance oils can be tackled by this product. Although it is possible for a fragrance oil to have other discoloring agents, the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer is great for whitening discoloration due to vanillin. So, you should add this ingredient when the vanillin content is above 1% to prevent discoloration.

How to Make Soap White Oxidation Impact on ColorHow to Make Soap White Oxidation Impact on Color

Over time, certain ingredients in the fragrance oil may begin to oxidize. While this is just a natural reaction some ingredients, like vanillin, have with the air, this could lead to a change in the color of your homemade soaps. Oxidation has the potential to cause a darker color for your soap, so you could potentially have discoloration after the soap has been created. Although Vanilla White Color Stabilizer can’t completely prevent this reaction from occurring, it is perfect if you would like to slow down this natural process. Thus, you can delay this discoloration and, if you use your bars quick enough, may never even have to see it!

How to Make Soap White Impact on ScentHow to Make Soap White Impact on Scent

Since you are attempting to save this fragrance oil for your soap making, you don’t want anything impacting the scent. Luckily, vanilla white color stabilizer can reduce discoloration without negatively impacting the fragrance oil that you enjoy. Although the aroma of this product is strong out of the bottle, the scent is completely unnoticeable in the finished soaps. So, you won’t smell a thing in your soaps! This means you can have the appearance in your soap that you want without sacrificing the integrity of this fragrance oil’s scent.

How to Make Soap White Using the Whitener How to Make Soap White Using the Whitener

Now, you know exactly how Vanilla White Color Stabilizer will work in your soap! All you have left to do is to learn how you can incorporate the color stabilizer into your soap making. While it is not super difficult, you need to know what you are doing to make sure that the ingredient is actually incorporated. So, make sure to add this ingredient to aqueous bases as it is designed to stabilize water based formulas. This is because the vanilla white stabilizer can’t be added to the oils until the saponification process.

How to Make Soap White How We Use Vanilla White Color StabilizerHow to Make Soap White How We Use Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

If you’d like to see exactly how this whitener product works, then check out our amazing Peppermint Fluff Soap Recipe! This is a quality soap recipe that required the base of the soap bar to be pure white hue. Otherwise, the design on our soap wouldn’t look like a peppermint! So, the soap had to be red and pure white. However, this soap uses a fragrance with a vanillin content. In fact, the Peppermint Fluff Fragrance Oil includes a 6% vanillin content. So, we needed something to help with the inevitable discoloration. Otherwise, we would have ended up with a brown and red bar of soap that really wouldn’t look like a peppermint at all. Instead, we used this ingredient and created the soap you see to the left!

How to Make Soap White Titanium Dioxide Water SolubleHow to Make Soap White Titanium Dioxide Water Soluble

Also, you have another perfect option for making homemade white soaps. You can use Titanium Dioxide to create a whiter bar of cp soap. While this ingredient won’t reduce discoloration that is caused by some fragrance oils, it is perfect for whitening. If you have a bar with light or no discoloration, then you can add this powdered colorant to create a whiter bar. Instead of the typical off white soap color, the Titanium Dioxide will create a more pure white color in your bars. Thus, you can have decorative soaps with a pure white hue. Also, you will be able to still use your personal cold process soaping recipe.

How to Make Soap White Amount to AddHow to Make Soap White Amount to Add

First, it is very important for you to know how much titanium dioxide that you can add to your homemade soaps. While this whitening powder is perfect for soap making, you don’t want to add too much of this product to your soap. However, not adding enough of this product could leave you with a bar that isn’t as white as you would like your soaps to be. So, we would suggest for you to include no more than a single teaspoon per pound of soap colored. All you need to do is add the right amount of this whitening product to your soaps!

How to Make Soap White Using the Water Soluble Titanium DioxideHow to Make Soap White Using the Water Soluble Titanium Dioxide

Next, you need to learn how this ingredient needs to be used. Since this ingredient is water based, it needs to be added to the lye water solution. This means that you will have to add this white pigment to your whole soap bar. So, the water soluble version of Titanium Dioxide is perfect for coloring an entire bar of cold process soap. Then, you can combine your water and oils perfectly to create a whiter bar of soap. Although you can separate some of this white soap to color with soap dyes, the titanium dioxide won’t impact the color.

How to Make Soap White Titanium Dioxide Oil DispersibleHow to Make Soap White Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible

Alternatively, you can use a different type of Titanium Dioxide to create your soaps. This ingredient is perfect for whitening smaller portions of your cold process soap. This version of Titanium Dioxide will perform similarly to the water soluble version. Thus, both act as a whitening pigment for the uncolored portions of the soap. Again, this ingredient won’t fix any discoloration caused by fragrance oils. This is because this additive is designed to alter the color of natural soaps to a more pure white. The only difference between the Oil Dispersible Titanium Dioxide and the Water Soluble Titanium Dioxide is how it is incorporated into the soap.

How to Make Soap White Using the Oil Dispersible Titanium DioxideHow to Make Soap White Using the Oil Dispersible Titanium Dioxide

Now, all you need is to learn how to use this product in your soap making process! Since this ingredient is oil based, you need to add titanium dioxide to the oil portion of your soaps. So, you’ll need to take a bit of your cosmetic oils and mix your powdered pigment together. Then, you will need to mix up your soap batch. Afterwards, separate out the portion of soap that you’d like to be whitened. Then, mix together the separated portion and the titanium dioxide to create the perfect white color for your soap design.

How to Make Soap White How We Use Titanium Dioxide Oil DispersibleHow to Make Soap White How We Use Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible

Finally, take a peek at how we like to use titanium dioxide in our very own soap making recipes. The Sweet Orange Chili Pepper Cold Process Soap Recipe is one example where adding this ingredient is perfect for creating perfect designs. This soap recipe incorporates a perfect in-the-pot swirl with vibrant red, pure white, and gorgeous orange colors. Note that the white portion of this swirl is even whiter than the normal hue of cold process soap. Luckily, this fragrance oil causes no discoloration in homemade soap! This means that adding titanium dioxide is a perfect option for creating a pure white section in your soap.

 

How to Make Soap White Colorant OptionsHow to Make Soap White Colorant Options

Now that you have whiter bars of soap, let’s talk about soap making colorants! You could add some fun colorants to your soaps that include some Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. Now that you prevented the discoloration, you are able to add any colors that you would like! Also, you are going to need some fun colors to go along with your newly whitened bars of soap. If you would like to explore your soap coloring options, then check out our various Soap Colorants. These would be perfect to add to your newly whitened bars.

natures gardenHow to Make Soap White Share Your Creations

Hopefully, you learned a bit about how to control the color of your handmade soaps. Whether you have discoloration issues or want a whiter bar of soap, using additives can be helpful for some of your soaping issues. Now, you are prepared to create all kinds of fun soap designs. If you would like to share any of your soaping successes, then share pictures or your story on either our Facebook or Instagram pages! We would love to see your homemade creations!

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08

Best Winter Fragrance Oils


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Best Winter Fragrance OilsBest Winter Fragrance Oils

The best Winter fragrance oils from Natures Garden will give off a wonderful aroma for the holiday season in all your homemade candles and handcrafted bath and body products. Whether you are looking for a cinnamon fragrance or a wonderful bakery scent you are sure to find that aroma that sends you products over the top. Do not forget about the smooth vanillas or the unique Christmas Tree Fragrance Oil, both perfect for your homemade candles and wax melts. No matter what you create, you are going to find the fragrance oil that is just right for you and your products! Also, check out Natures Garden recipes that we made using some of these Natures Garden winter fragrance oils!

 

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Bayberry Fragrance OilBest Winter Fragrance Oils Bayberry Fragrance Oil

First, Natures Garden has a best seller for the holiday season. Bayberry Fragrance Oil is a wonderful blend of fir and balsam and delicate spicy undertones of nutmeg and ginger. Bayberry Fragrance Oil include a top note of bayberry, followed by middle notes of nutmeg, ginger, and clove. Lastly, Bayberry Fragrance Oil is rounded with base notes of musk, fir, cedar, balsam, and cypress.

 

Bayberry Fragrance Oil Soap Results

 

While testing Bayberry Fragrance Oil in homemade CP soap, we found some acceleration. We recommend soaping at room temperature. Also, there is no ricing, no separation,  and no discoloration.  A true bayberry scent that stays strong!

 

Bayberry Fragrance Oil Candle Color Suggestion

 

If you decide to color your homemade candles, Natures Garden recommends using six drops of red liquid candle dye and a small amount of black liquid candle dye. Or you can shred a small amount of red and black color blocks into your melted wax. This suggestion is based on four pounds of wax.

 

Christmas Tree Fragrance OilBest Winter Fragrance Oils Christmas Tree Fragrance Oil

Here is an NG original scent. Also, a best seller! Natures Garden will have you ready to start decorating for the Christmas season.  Why not decorate your home with the scent of fresh Christmas tree?  Christmas Tree Fragrance Oil begins with top notes of fresh lime and pine; with middle notes of pepper and cardamon; with a base note of scotch pine. A perfect scent for homemade candles using Joy wax, soy wax, and WOW wax.

 

Christmas Tree Fragrance Oils Candle Color Suggestion

 

When coloring your homemade candle with Christmas Tree Fragrance Oil, we suggest shredding a small amount of green and black color blocks into your melted wax. Or you can use five drops of green liquid candle dye and one drop of black liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax.

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Christmas Wreath Fragrance OilBest Winter Fragrance Oils Christmas Wreath Fragrance Oil

Next, Natures Garden has a traditional and welcoming scent of the holidays. You will get a warm aroma of fresh cut boughs of pine, balsam, hollyberry and earthy pine cones. Christmas Wreath Fragrance Oil is great to use in your homemade soap. Also, this fragrance oil can be used in your homemade candles! Either way, Christmas Wreath Fragrance Oil will make a great addition to your line.

 

 

While testing Christmas Wreath Fragrance Oil in CP soap, we found no acceleration, no ricing, no separation, and no discoloration. Christmas Wreath Fragrance Oil is a very strong scent in cold process soap.

 

Christmas Wreath Fragrance Oil Candle Color Suggestion

 

While coloring your homemade candles, we suggest using five drops of green liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Or shred a small amount of green color block into your melted wax. Never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

 

Christmas Wreath Fragrance Oil Christmas Wreath Fire Starters Recipe

 

Natures Garden has a great recipe for starting a fire in your fireplace. This recipe will make about 11 scented fire starters. Christmas Wreath Fire Starters are scented with Christmas Wreath Fragrance Oil and are made will pillar of bliss wax. Definitely, a cool and fun project to make for the holiday season.

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Cranberry Relish Fragrance OilBest Winter Fragrance Oils Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil

Now Natures Garden has a wonderful Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil. You will get a nice fresh tart cranberry aroma. It may sound undesirable but we definitely recommend giving this fragrance oil a try. No matter what you use it in, either homemade candles or homemade bath and body products, this fragrance oil will not disappoint!

 

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil CP Soap Results

 

When using Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil in cold process soap we found that it is a perfect pour! Also, no separation, no ricing, no acceleration, and no discoloration. Has a super strong and rich aroma in cold process soap.

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil Candle Color Suggestion

 

If you decide to color your homemade candles, we suggesting coloring it with a small shred of red and black color blocks into your melted wax. Also you can use five drops of red liquid candle dye and one drop of black liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax.

 

 

 Best Winter Fragrance Oils Candy Cane Fragrance OilBest Winter Fragrance Oils Candy Cane Fragrance Oil

Now, we have a wonderful combination of fresh peppermint leaves and sweet ripened strawberries, on a dry down of vanilla. With top notes of spearmint and peppermint. Followed by middle notes of strawberries and eucalyptus. Lastly, with a well rounded base notes of musk and vanilla. A super fun fragrance oil for the holiday! Let your imagination sore while making homemade crafts with Candy Cane Fragrance Oil.

 

 Best Winter Fragrance Oils Candy Cane Fragrance Oil CP Soap Results

 

While testing Candy Cane Fragrance Oil in cold process soap, Natures Garden found that it does discolor to a brown due to the 7% of vanillin in the fragrance oil. Also Natures Garden found no separation, no acceleration, and no ricing. Definitely super strong and true scent!

 

 Best Winter Fragrance Oils Candy Cane Fragrance Oil Candle Color Suggestion

 

When coloring your homemade candles with Candy Cane Fragrance Oil, we suggest using six drops of red liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Also, you can shred a small amount of red color block into your melted wax.

 

 Best Winter Fragrance Oils Candy Cane Fragrance Oil Candy Cane Candle Recipe

A great homemade candle recipe for Christmas! Candy Cane Candle Recipe is a layered candle with peppermint embeds.  This candle making tutorial will also show you how to whip our Joy Wax! Not only does this candle look great, it is scented with our sweet and minty candy cane scent!

 

 Best Winter Fragrance Oils Holly Berry Fragrance OilBest Winter Fragrance Oils Holly Berry Fragrance Oil

Next, Natures Garden has a great scent for winter! This wonderful fragrance oil is a well-balanced blend of pine, bayberry, clove, cinnamon, and lemon rinds. A great fragrance oil to use for all your homemade candles and homemade bath and body products. Certainly a great fragrance oil to add to your winter fragrance line!

 

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Holly Berry Fragrance Oil CP Soap Result

 

While testing Holly Berry Fragrance Oil in cold process soap, Natures Garden found slight acceleration and discolors to a plum color. However, we did not find any ricing and no separation. A very strong scent retention!

 

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Holly Berry Fragrance Oil Candle Color Suggestion

If you decide to color your homemade candles scented with Holly Berry Fragrance Oil, Natures Garden suggests using a small amount of shredded green color block into your melted wax. Alternatively, you can use six drops of green liquid candle dye and one drop of black liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax.

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Jack Frost Fragrance OilBest Winter Fragrance Oils Jack Frost Fragrance Oil

What a fun name for a fragrance oil, especially for winter! Jack Frost Fragrance Oil is a crisp clean peppermint aroma with hints of vanilla bean. You can use Jack Frost Fragrance Oil for your homemade bath and body products and your homemade candles. You can always rename this fragrance oil to be able to sell it year round!

 

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Jack Frost Fragrance Oil CP Soap Results

 

When testing Jack Frost Fragrance Oil in cold process soap, we found it is a Perfect Pour! There was no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. We did find it discolors to a brown. The aroma will be minty, fresh, clean, and very strong!

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Jack Frost Fragrance Oil Candle Color Suggestion

 

If you decide to color your homemade candle scented with Jack Frost Fragrance Oil, we did not color the candle. We kept it natural which is white. We feel this perfectly represents this wonderful winter scent.

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Jack Frost Fragrance Oil Recipe

 

For all you potpourri lovers, Natures Garden has a wonderful Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri Recipe. This is the perfect gift for the winter months.  It is simple to make and is a a deliciously scented scoopable wax for your burner!

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Jack Frost Fragrance Oil Recipe

 

Also, Natures Garden has a fun craft activity to do with your children! Scented Play Dough Recipe is made out of cream of tartar and scented with many different fragrance oils from Natures Garden including Jack Frost Fragrance Oil.

 

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Hansel and Gretels HouseBest Winter Fragrance Oils Hansel and Gretels House Fragrance Oil

This fragrance is simply amazing! Beginning with top notes of lemon, orange, and bergamot. Followed by middle notes of honey, ginger, nutmeg, and clove. Finally, well-balanced with base notes of vanilla bean and cocoa. A great fragrance oil for your homemade candle making supplies for the holiday season! Do not forget you can always change the name of the fragrance oil to use it year round.

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Hansel and Gretels House Candle Color Suggestion

While making your homemade candles using Hansel and Gretels House Fragrance Oil, We suggest using three drops of brown liquid candle dye and one drop of yellow candle liquid dye per four pounds of wax. Or you can shred a small amount of yellow and brown color blocks into your melted wax.

 

 

Natures Garden has a great craft for the holiday season! Scented Christmas Card Recipe is a simple recipe to follow and will leave all your Christmas cards smelling amazing!

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Peppermint Fragrance OilBest Winter Fragrance Oils Peppermint Fragrance Oil

Next, we have a great Peppermint Fragrance Oil! This fragrance oil is very crisp, clean, and true to the peppermint scent. Peppermint Fragrance Oil is great for all lines of homemade crafts including homemade candle making and homemade bath and body products. Nice and strong aroma! You can not go wrong adding this fragrance oil to your collection.

 

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Peppermint Fragrance Oil CP Soap Result

 

When testing Peppermint Fragrance Oil in cold process soap, we found that it was a perfect pour! Also, there was no ricing, no acceleration, no discoloration, and no separation. Super strong scent retention.

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Peppermint Fragrance Oil Candle Color Suggestion

If you decide to color your homemade candles scented with Peppermint Fragrance Oil, we recommend going with a green candle. To get the color we suggest, using two drops of green liquid candle colorant per four pounds of wax. Also, you can shred a small amount of green color block into your melted wax.

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Peppermint Fragrance Oil Recipe

Peppermint Fragrance Oil makes a great Peppermint Cold Process Soap Recipe! This recipe will make about three pounds of CP soap. Be sure to have all the right safety equipment while using lye.

 

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance OilBest Winter Fragrance Oils Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance Oil

Last, Natures Garden has a fun fragrance that begins with top notes of pineapple, crispy apple, and zests of orange. Followed by middle notes of neroli and cinnamon. With base notes of sandalwood, bamboo, fresh musk, and patchouli. Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance Oil will make a great addition to any fragrance line whether it’s for homemade soap or homemade candle recipes!

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance Oil CP Soap Results

If you decide to use Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance Oil in your homemade CP soap, we found there was no acceleration, no separation, and no ricing. It does discolor to a tan but does have a strong scent retention!

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance Oil Candle Color Suggestion

When coloring your homemade candle scented with Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance Oil, we suggest coloring your homemade candle with a small amount of red color block into your melted wax. Also, you can use six drops of red liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Either way will get you the red shown!

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance Oil Recipe

A prefect soap recipe for both fall and winter, another soap recipe from Natures Garden that is super easy to make.  This melt and pour soap recipe uses our Winter Candy Apple scent to create soap that looks good enough to eat! Candy Apple Soap Recipe is a quick and easy mp soap recipe using our SLS free soap base.

 

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Crackling Firewood Fragrance OilBest Winter Fragrance Oils Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil

Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden is a masculine arrangement that begins with top notes of herbaceous pine, balsam, and citrus bergamot; leading to middle notes of white flowers and earthy sandalwood; sitting on base notes of woodsy patchouli and violet.

 

 

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil Soap

When testing Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil in cold process soap we found slight acceleration, no separation, no ricing.  The cured soap also maintained a strong scent.  Finally, the finished soap discolored to a light tan.

 

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil Candle

When coloring your homemade candles, we suggest using 4 drops red liquid candle dye along with 3 drops brown liquid candle dye. Alternatively, you could use a small amount of shredded red and brown color blocks. These recommendations are based on a four pound batch of wax.

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Sugar Cookies Fragrance OilBest Winter Fragrance Oils Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a warm butter cookie, with a background of vanilla. A Best Seller! Our customers love this fragrance oil no matter the application. In fact, one client stated, “I made candles with this scent in Joy Wax and it throws so well; one candle makes my whole downstairs smell like I am actually baking sugar cookies. It smells so good I have to fight the urge to bake some.”

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oil Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil

Next, when creating cp soap with Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil, our testing showed no acceleration, no ricing, no separation, and a good scent retention.  This cookie scent did discolor to a dark brown.  We suggest using Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help with the discoloration.

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil Candle

Are you trying to decide how to color your homemade candles? We suggest coloring them with 2 drops yellow liquid candle dye or a small amount of shredded yellow color block per 4 pounds of wax.

 

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil Body Butter Recipe

Now, are you ready to create a fabulous body butter recipe with Natures Garden’s Sugar Cookie Fragrance Oil?  Try our Sugar Cookie Whipped Body Butter Recipe for an amazing treat for your skin. This body butter recipe includes both shea butter and coconut oil that your skin is bound to love!

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Cinnamon Sticks Fragrance OilBest Winter Fragrance Oils Cinnamon Sticks Fragrance Oil

Finally, last but not least, Cinnamon Sticks Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the aroma of freshly ground cinnamon bark. This spicy scent is one of our best sellers.  If you are looking for a straight cinnamon fragrance, this is the one you need.  Cinnamon Sticks Fragrance Oil is perfect for all types of candle wax.  Whether you are making candles or wax melts, this is a wonderful, strong, and spicy winter aroma.

 

When coloring your handmade candles and homemade wax melts, we suggest using 3 drops brown plus 1 drop red liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax.  Another option is to shred a small amount of brown and red color block into your melted wax

 

We hope you love this list of the best winter fragrance oils from Natures Garden. Do not be shy, we would love to see what you use these winter fragrance oils in. Post on our Facebook page to show us your creations. Also you can upload your product pictures on our show and tell page on our website!