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Aug
06

Camu Camu CP Soap Recipe


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Camu Camu CP Soap RecipeCamu Camu CP Soap Recipe

If you are looking for some fun soap making ideas, then you should absolutely check out the free cold process soap recipes from Natures Garden. One of these great soap recipes is the Camu Camu CP Soap Recipe! This cp soap recipe uses quality soap making supplies that are perfect for creating soap that cares for the skin. Not only will this moisturizing cold process soap recipe care for your skin, but the recipe uses bright soap colors to create a pretty batch of soap. So, check out the recipe below for a beautiful soap recipe that will nourish your skin.

Natures Garden Ingredients for the Camu Camu CP Soap Recipe

Lye- Sodium Hydroxide
Sunflower Oil
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Mango Butter
Cocoa Butter Golden Natural 
Safflower Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Jojoba Oil
Titanium Dioxide 
FUN Soap Colorant Neon Red 
FUN Soap Colorant Neon Yellow
Camu Camu Powder
Sodium Lactate
Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap
Silicone Mold- 4 loaves
Safety Gloves
Thermometer
Safety Mask
Natures Garden Apron
Safety Glasses

Soap Making Equipment and Other Ingredients

Distilled Water
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Rubber Spatula
Scale
Stick Blender
Vinegar
Lime/Lime Slices Mold (www.flexiblemolds.com)
Mini Cherries/Berries Mold (www.flexiblemolds.com)

Weights for the Camu Camu CP Soap

323 grams Water
118 grams Lye
20 grams Sodium Lactate
(added to cooled lye solution)

212 grams Sunflower Oil
127 grams Fractionated Coconut Oil
170 grams Mango Butter
127 grams Cocoa Butter
85 grams Safflower Oil
85 grams Sweet Almond Oil
42 grams Jojoba Oil
64 grams Camu Camu Fragrance Oil
5 grams Camu Camu Powder

Weights for the Berry Soap Embeds

40 grams Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap
2 grams Camu Camu Fragrance Oil
8 drops Neon Red FUN Soap Colorant

Weights for the Lemon Soap Embeds

70 grams Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap
3 grams Camu Camu Fragrance Oil
2 drops Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant

Amounts for the Neon Red CP Soap

9 grams FUN Soap Colorant Neon Red

Amounts for the Yellow CP Soap

11 drops Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant
Mixed with a small amount of soaping oils

Amounts for the White CP Soap

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

Clean and Sanitize for the Camu Camu CP Soap Tutorial

Before making your homemade soap you are going to clean and sanitize for the Camu Camu CP Soap Tutorial. First, you are going to want to collect all of the soap making supplies listed above for this recipe. Also, you are going to want to clean a work space to allow yourself the room for this soap making recipe. Also, you will want to prepare a bottle of vinegar and set it aside.

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

First, you are going to need to prepare the lye solution for the Camu Camu CP Soap Recipe. Of course, you are going to want to make this in a well ventilated area. Also, you are going to want to wear protective clothing, safety mask, safety glasses, and gloves. Once you are prepared to mix your lye solution, you are going to need to add 118 grams of lye to the 323 grams of the water. Remember to only ever add the lye to your water. Never do the reverse. Set your lye mixture in a safe place to cool to room temperature.

Melt the Soaping Oils for the Camu Camu CP Soap RecipeMelt the Soaping Oils for the Camu Camu CP Soap Recipe

While you are waiting for your lye solution to cool, you are going to melt the soaping oils for the Camu Camu CP Soap Recipe. So, you will want to weigh out 212 grams Sunflower Oil, 127 grams Fractionated Coconut Oil, 170 grams Mango Butter, 127 grams Cocoa Butter, 85 grams Safflower Oil, 85 grams Sweet Almond Oil, and 42 grams Jojoba Oil in a medium sized mixing bowl. Then, use short bursts in the microwave to melt your oils. After, you will set your bowl aside to cool to room temperature.

Prepare the Soap Colorants for the Camu Camu CP Soap RecipePrepare the Soap Colorants for the Camu Camu CP Soap Recipe

Now, you can prepare the soap colorants for the Camu Camu CP Soap Recipe. So, you will want to prepare three soap colorants in small bowls. One bowl will have 9 grams of FUN Soap Colorant Neon Red. Another bowl will have 11 drops of Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant with a small amount of soaping oils. The last bowl will have 10 grams of Titanium Dioxide with a small amount of soaping oils. Then, set these prepared soap colorants aside for now.

Create the Lemon Soap EmbedsCreate the Lemon Soap Embeds

Next, you are going to create the lemon soap embeds. You will want to weigh out 70 grams of Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap and add it to a microwave save bowl. After melting your soap base, you will add 3 grams of  Camu Camu Fragrance Oil and 2 drops of Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant. Now, mix everything together and pour into the lemon/lime slices mold. Once the slices have set up, you should have ten lemon slices. You can set these aside for a later step.

Create the Berry Soap EmbedsCreate the Berry Soap Embeds

Also, you will need to create the berry soap embeds. So, weigh out 40 grams of Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap into a microwave safe bowl. Then, melt your soap using short bursts in the microwave. Once the soap is melted, add 2 grams of Camu Camu Fragrance Oil and 8 drops of Neon Red FUN Soap Colorant. Then, add this melt and pour soap to the berries mold. You will be able to create 10 berries in total. Set these aside for now.

Combine Your Lye and Oils for the CP Soap Recipe

Once both your solutions have cooled to room temperature, you are ready to combine your lye and oils. After combining these two mixtures, you will stick blend to emulsify.

Scenting the Camu Camu CP Soap

Once the oils and le have been combined, you are ready for the step of  scenting the Camu Camu CP Soap. So, you will weigh 64 grams of the Camu Camu Fragrance Oil and add it to your bowl. This will provide your soap with a sweet, tangy aroma. Further this scent has delicious fruit notes of tart red berries, juicy orange and peach nectar blended with a twist of lime. So, your finished soap will have a fantastic scent!

Separate the Camu Camu CP Soap Batter

Next, you are going to separate the Camu Camu CP Soap batter into smaller portions. Each of these portions will be colored separately and used to create the soap design!

Adding the Titanium Dioxide to the Camu Camu CP Soap RecipeAdding the Titanium Dioxide to the Camu Camu CP Soap Recipe

First, you are going to separate out about a third of your soap batter into a new mixing bowl. Then, add in the titanium dioxide that you had previously prepared. You will need to stick blend to incorporate the color. Then, you can set this portion aside for the moment.

Include the Powdered Camu Camu HerbInclude the Powdered Camu Camu Herb

For your remaining two thirds of the soap batter, you are going to include the powdered Camu Camu herb. So, you will add 5 grams of the Camu Camu Powder to your soap. After this cosmetic herb has been incorporated, you can separate this remaining two thirds into two equal portions. Each of these two portions will have a different colorant added.

Creating the Red Color for the Camu Camu CP Soap RecipeCreating the Red Color for the Camu Camu CP Soap Recipe

In one of these two portions, you will be creating the red color for the Camu Camu CP Soap Recipe. So, you will need to add the neon red colorant you have measured out. Then, use a stick blender to incorporate the color. You can set this portion of soap aside for now.

Creating the Yellow Color for the Camu Camu CP Soap RecipeCreating the Yellow Color for the Camu Camu CP Soap Recipe

For the last portion of your soap, you will be creating the yellow color for the Camu Camu CP Soap Recipe. So, you will need to add the yellow soap colorant that you have previously prepared. Use a stick blender to incorporate the scent and set the mixture aside.

Combining the Colors for the Camu Camu CP Soap RecipeCombining the Colors for the Camu Camu CP Soap Recipe

Before you pour your soap into the mold, you are going to be combining your three colored portions. You will need to alternate between pouring small amounts of the red, yellow, and white soap batter into another mixing bowl. While you will need to use some of your white soap for this potion, you will want to make sure that you save half of this soap for the top of your bars. So, continue to alternate between the three colors until you run out of the red and yellow soap colors. Then, set the remaining white soap batter aside to thicken up a bit.

Swirl the Camu Camu CP Soap

Next, you are going to want to swirl the Camu Camu CP Soap. So, grab a spatula and place it into the soap batter. You will want to move the spatula in a circular motion throughout the bowl until you are happy with your swirls.

Pouring the Camu Camu CP Soap RecipePouring the Camu Camu CP Soap Recipe

Now, you are going to be pouring the Camu Camu CP Soap Recipe. So, you will need the 4-loaf silicone mold. Then, you will pour your soap batter into the mold. This batch of soap will fill two of the loaf cavities.

Topping the Soap with the White Soap Batter Topping the Soap with the White Soap Batter

Once your soap is poured, you are going to be topping the soap with the white soap batter. Before you can use your white soap batter for the top, you will want to make sure that it sets up a bit. After the white soap batter has a thicker, frosting consistency, you are ready to place the soap batter on top of each loaf. As you add the white soap batter to the top of your soap mold you will want to create peaks. After you have created a nice fluff on top of each soap, you’re ready for the next step in the process.

Add the MP Soap EmbedsAdd the MP Soap Embeds

Next, you are ready to add the mp soap embeds to your cold process soap. First, you will need to evenly space five berries on each of the soap loaves. Then, you will place one lemon wedge next to each of the berries.

Using the Finished Camu Camu CP Soap RecipeUsing the Finished Camu Camu CP Soap Recipe

Finally, your cold process soap recipe is finished! Before you can begin using the finished Camu Camu CP Soap Recipe. First, you are going to want to wait 24-48 hours to remove your loaves from the soap mold. Once your soap is removed from the mold, you are ready to slice your soap into bars. Then, you will want to set your soaps in a safe place to allow them time to cure.

Getting Healthy by Adding Camu Camu to Your Diet

Many people have found that Camu Camu is a great health food with some fantastic benefits for your body. For instance, there are claims that this berry can provide an immune system boost due to the high amount of vitamin C. So, you can work on getting healthy by adding Camu Camu to your diet. One way that you can add this food to your diet is by creating the Immunity Boosting Camu Camu Pumpkin Spice Balls from Hello Glow. These healthy snacks are a great way to add some extra nutrients to your diet and provide you with a yummy snack that is good for you, too!

Questions About the Camu Camu CP Soap RecipeQuestions About the Camu Camu CP Soap Recipe

We hope that you enjoyed creating this homemade cold process soap recipe. If you have any questions about this cold process soap recipe, then feel free to reach out to us! You can contact us over the phone on our H.U.G. line, in the NG store, and online. Also, you can reach us through our social media platforms. First, we are available on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on both our Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use our social media platforms to ask us questions about this soap recipe, but you can share your own homemade bath and body, too. So, we hope that we hear from you soon!

Jul
30

Soap Making Classes


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Soap Making ClassesSoap Making Classes

If you want to learn how to make soap, then you can benefit from the soap making classes available from Natures Garden. We have soap making classes with soap making recipes that are perfect for aspiring soap makers that have never made soap before. However, we have even more detailed classes that can be used as a reference as well. So, soap makers at different levels of experience can utilize these soap making classes to learn even more about soap making!  

What Are the Different Types of Soap MakingWhat Are the Different Types of Soap Making

If you are wondering, “What are the different types of soap making?”, then we may have the perfect soap for you! The Soap Making: Where Do I Start soaping class may be useful for you! First, you can create melt and pour soap with an already made soap base. Also, you can use a few methods to create soap with lye.  These options cold process soap, hot process soap, and cold processed oven processed soap. These four different types of soap making each have their own differences and benefits. In this soap class will explain the different types of soap making methods so that you can learn about and find your favorite soap making method. You can also use this soap making class to learn about soap making if you are just starting out. Or, perhaps, you want to try a different method but are unsure where to start.

Soap Making TerminologySoap Making Terminology

If you are new to soap making, then you will definitely want to check out our soap making class, Soap Making Terminology. This soap making class shares a list of words that are likely to come up when soap making. Of course, some of these terms will show up more often and will become like second nature. With the help of this class, you will have the soap lingo down in no time!

Soap Making Classes for Common Soap Making QuestionsSoap Making Classes for Common Soap Making Questions

Next, we have a soap making class that is perfect for beginning soap makers. As a new soaper you may know a bit about soap making, but there are many soaping terms that can be hard to keep up with. If you are still a beginning soap maker, then you may find the soap making class for Common Soap Making Questions useful. What sets this soap class apart from our other soap making classes is that this class has been created to answer many different soap making questions. Further, these are questions that have been most commonly asked by soap makers. So, we cover all kinds of different soap making questions that relate to the specific types of soap making methods as well as questions for general soap making. So, this soaping class could be a useful tool for making soap at home.

Soap Making Classes for Soap Making SafetySoap Making Classes for Soap Making Safety

Before you create your first soap recipe with lye, you are going to want to learn how to keep yourself safe. As long as you take the proper safety precautions and understand what you are going to be doing, then you will be perfectly fine. So, you can use one of our soap making classes for soap making safety to learn how to make soap safely.

First of all, you will want to learn what you should wear during the soap making process. Also, you will want to learn what lye is, how to use it, and what to do to protect yourself and others from the potential danger of mishandling the lye. Plus, this soaping class will share with you how the curing process works and when it is safe to use your finished bars of soap. Once you go through this class to learn what lye is and how you can protect yourself, you will be ready to start soap making!

Cold Process Soap Making Classes Cold Process Soap Making Classes

Now that you know a bit about cold process soap safety, you can try making your very own cold process soap. You can use our Cold Process Soap Class 101 soap making class to learn how to make soap at home. Instead of using this soaping class for answering questions like other cold process soap making classes, this cp soap class provides you with a free soap recipe that is perfect for newbies. In this soap making class, we will with walk you through a basic recipe for making cold process soap. This homemade soap recipe is a perfect recipe for beginner cold process soap makers because this soap recipe provides simple, detailed steps to create a basic scented soap recipe. So, get your soap making supplies and get started on your first soap making recipe!

Making Your Own Soap Recipe ClassMaking Your Own Soap Recipe Class

While creating your own soap recipe from scratch can seem intimidating, our Making Your Own Soap Recipe Class can help you do it! Of course, it would be difficult for a new soap maker to jump right into formulating a recipe. So, this class may be more useful for soapers that have some experience and are ready to expand their soaping skills. In this soap making class, we will want you through how to use a soap calculator to create your own custom bar of soap.

First, you will need to factor in the ratio of lye to water. Also, you will be able to switch out the type and amounts of cosmetic oils. Further, the soap calculator will tell you the properties that this particular recipe will provide for you. To start, you can either enter in and alter a soap recipe previous made or you can start from scratch and alter details as you go. Either way, you will be able to create cold process soap that fits your exact needs!

Soap Making Classes for Finding the Perfect RecipeSoap Making Classes for Finding the Perfect Recipe

Once you have tried out a few different kinds of cold process soap recipes, you will find that each recipe makes soap that is a bit different. Each recipe has its own combination of ingredients that lead to soap properties that make it unique compared to soap bars made with other recipes. You can use our Soap Making- Finding the Perfect Recipe class to learn more about how these ingredients affect the finished bars. So, you could use this to create the best soap making recipe for your preferences.

The different properties in your soap bars will depend on the ingredients that you use. What are the ingredients for homemade soap? Basically, you have water, lye, and cosmetic oils. Also, the different types of cosmetic oils that are included will influence the properties of the finished soap, too. This soaping class will explain the qualities that some of the most common fatty acids provide for soap making. Also, you will see a reference for the typical ranges for different properties in an average bar of soap. You can use these ranges to compare to your own formulation on the soap calculator. So, you can use this class as a tool for formulating your own homemade soap recipe from scratch.

Soap Making Classes for Soaping Oil PropertiesSoap Making Tutorial for Soaping Oil Properties

If you are formulating your own soap recipe from scratch, then it would be useful to know how the cosmetic oils will affect your finished product. So, this Soap Making Tutorial for Soaping Oil Properties will explain the properties that different cosmetic oils will provide your soap. In this soaping class, we break down the properties associated with common fatty acids in soap making.

Then, you can use this to determine the properties of cosmetic oils based on their fatty acid make up. For instance, you can go to the Argan Oil page on the Natures Garden website and find the break down of fatty acids for this oil. Based on the fatty acid break down, this cosmetic oil would mostly provide conditioning properties, bar hardness, and creamy lather. Knowing this will make it easier to switch out oils to create a soaping recipe that cares for you exactly how you need it to.

How Do You Add Scent to Homemade Soap?How Do You Add Scent to Homemade Soap?

Also, you can customize that fragrance for your cp soap. While you can theoretically add any of your favorite scents to your cold process soap, fragrance oils can make your batch perform differently. If you are asking yourself, “How do you add scent to homemade soap?”, then you can use our Fragrances Tested in CP Soap Results soap making class. This soap class has all of our own soap testing results for each of the body safe Natures Garden fragrance oils.

Melt and Pour Soap InformationMelt and Pour Soap Information

If you would like to learn how to make soap with soap base, then check out our Melt and Pour Soap Information. This soap class is a great introduction for soap makers that unsure what mp soap is or how to use the soap base. First of all, this soap class will explain what mp soap is. Also, this soap class will break down and explain the purpose of the cosmetic ingredients that are in our wholesale soap bases. Of course, we will share with you how to use melt and pour soap base correctly as well as how to add fragrance, soap colorant, and cosmetic herbs. So, this introductory soap tutorial would be a great place to start before making your first batch of melt and pour soap!

How to Use MP Soap Base

You can use our class on How to Use Melt and Pour Soap for a step by step tutorial on mp soap. This basic soap recipe will walk you through the basics for any melt and pour soap recipe. After you know the basics of making mp soap, you can begin to get creative with your soaping.

Melt and Pour Soap Making DirectionsMelt and Pour Soap Making Directions

If you would like to try out an easy mp soap recipe to try for your first time, then check out our Easy Directions for Making Melt and Pour Soap class. This soap making tutorial will walk you through how to create a simple mp soap recipe. So, this soap class would be useful for a first time soap maker. 

Soap Making Classes on Exfoliating Soap Making Class on Exfoliation

Also, you can check out our soap making class on exfoliation. This Exfoliate Class will teach how to use exfoliants in soap. Further, we will share with you a list of cosmetic herbs that are perfect for adding to soap. So, you can return to this list of suggestions for future soap making ideas!

Soap Coloring InstructionSoap Coloring Instruction

Once you have learned how to make soap, you are ready for soap coloring instruction. There are many different things that you can use to color your homemade soap. This soap making class will share with you how to use natural colorants, soap dyes, mica powder, and cosmetic herbs to create gorgeous soap.

Workshop Festival for Soap Making Classes

If you have never made cold process soap or are interested in checking out this festival, then you may want to check out the event listed for Soap Making – Holiday on the Farm Workshop Festival from Eventbrite. All you need to bring is protective clothing and safety supplies. Then, this fun event will walk you through how to make soap from scratch so that you can create your own 1 pound batch of soap to take home and enjoy!

Reach Out to Us About the Soap Making ClassesReach Out to Us About the Soap Making Classes

We hope you have learned a lot about how to make soap at home! If you have any questions about making soap, then feel free to reach out to us about the soap making classes. You can reach out to us through the H.U.G. line, in the NG store, and online. An easy way to reach out to us online is through our social media. First of all, we are available on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use our handle @ngscents to find us on Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these social media platforms to ask us any questions that you may have regarding this cosmetic recipe, but you can share your own homemade soap recipes, too. So, we hope that we will hear from you sometime very soon!

Jun
01

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe


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Cherry Chocolate Soap RecipeCherry Chocolate Soap Recipe

Nature’s Garden has a new soap recipe on the block! Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe is an adorable way to show off your talents as a soap maker! We have used 2 different types of melt and pour soap to make these adorable little bath treats; Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap and Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap. We have also incorporated some Organic Cocoa Powder to give the soap its rich, chocolate color and scent! Of course, our Cherry Fragrance Oil, which smells exactly like a bowl full of sweet and tart cherries, was the perfect addition to this yummy soap!

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: What is Melt and Pour?

Before we get started on our recipe, let’s talk a little about melt and pour soap base. To start off, Melt and Pour is a soap base made with all basic ingredients that you will find in any type of soap. Vegetable glycerin, coconut oil, palm oil, sunflower oil, purified water, titanium dioxide. Nature’s Garden offers quite a selection of melt and pour soap base. Honey, cocoa butter, mango, oatmeal, hemp, soya, diamond clear, sls free, shea butter and goat’s milk. Melt and Pour soap is perfect for when you want to get creative with your soaps and don’t want to work with cold process soap. With melt and pour, there is no specific soaping temperature, no cure time and no lye to mess with!

When it comes to creating amazing soaps, you are only limited by your imagination. The possibilities are endless!  With Melt and Pour it’s a perfect way to start if you are beginning to learn about soaping. You can experiment with fragrances, colors and designs! Also using melt and pour, you will still get the feel of creating sweet smelling products for friends and family. 

One more positive thing when working with melt and pour, it is always consistent. When adding fragrances or colors to melt and pour, you should always get a positive outcome. There is no seizing, soap colorants will stay true and you always have perfect lather when you go to use your cool, new soap!

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Organic Cocoa Powder

Cocoa Powder in soap? You may scratch your head on that one, but cocoa powder has some amazing benefits to it. Using Cocoa Powder in skin products can help promote healthy skin tissues, firm and renew new skin cells and promote healthy cell development. Cocoa powder is packed with antioxidants and skin nourishing vitamins such as A, B1, B2, B3, C and E. Plus, minerals like magnesium, calcium, copper, and zinc! So drinking a hot chocolate can not only give your mood a healthy boost but also your skin and your immune system! I always knew eating chocolate was good for you! For more information on how awesome Cocoa Powder is in your products check out our Cocoa Powder class!

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Ingredients Available At Nature’s Garden

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment You’ll Need

  • Mixing Bowls
  • Mixing Spoons
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Hand Mixer
  • Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Microwave
  • Scale
  • Cherries Mold (flexiblemolds.com)

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Before You Get Started

Now it’s time to get started making these sweet bath time treats, but before you do it’s always important to clean and sanitize your work area, your equipment and all of your packaging materials. Also, prepare a bottle of rubbing alcohol with a sprayer on top. This is to help prevent air bubbles in your soaps. In addition, it is suggested that you wear gloves, protective clothing, and a hair net while preparing this recipe. Lastly, have all your ingredients and equipment handy. When creating recipes, it’s always good to have everything right where you need it to keep the process moving smoothly.

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Preparing Your Cherries

Your first step in creating the cherry chocolate soaps is making the cherries. Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Preparing Your CherriesFor this, you will need a Cherry mold. We are using the Cherries mold from Flexiblemolds.com. These molds are amazing to work with for both soaps and candles. They are durable, flexible and clean up in a snap!  So, go ahead and chop up your Diamond Clear melt and pour into chunks and add 150 grams to a microwavable safe bowl. Melt your soap in 30 second intervals, in the microwave, until melted. Then, once the soap is in a liquid state, add 6 grams of Cherry fragrance oil, 6 grams of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer and 2 drops of Tomato Red FUN Soap.

As a side note: we will only be adding Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to this part of the recipe. Cherry Fragrance Oil has a small percentage of vanillin it. Vanillin is an ingredient in some fragrance oils. It can cause your product to turn brown, so as a preventative measure we will be adding some Vanilla White.

Now, mix this well to incorporate the ingredients and to make sure the colorant is well distributed. You will want a nice, bright cherry red!

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for the Cherries

  • 150 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
  • 6 grams Cherry Fragrance Oil
  • 6 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
  • 2 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Pouring the CherriesCherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Pouring the Cherries

Next, pour the soap into the Cherries mold and allow to setup for at least an hour. Once they have cooled and hardened, you can remove the cherries from the mold and set them aside. These will be used later.

 

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Preparing the Bottom LayerCherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Preparing the Bottom Layer

Next, you will be preparing the bottom layer of the soap. Go ahead and chop up your Cocoa Butter melt and pour soap into chunks. Weigh out 45 grams into a microwavable bowl. Microwave this in 30 second bursts until the soap is at its liquid state. Now you will add 2 grams of Cherry Fragrance Oil. You will also add 3 drops of Brown Oxide and 6 drops of Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant. Mix these ingredients well. Your soap should have a nice dark, black-brown color to it.

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for Bottom Layer

  • 45 grams Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
  • 2 grams Cherry Fragrance Oil
  • 3 drops Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
  • 6 drops Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

 

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Pouring the Bottom LayerCherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Pouring the Bottom Layer

Now that our bottom layer batter is mixed well, you can pour the melted soap base into each cavity of the silicone mini muffin mold. This layer will only be 1/4 inch. So, you will only need to pour a small amount into each of the 12 cavities. When you have finished, give your soap a light spray with the rubbing alcohol. You will let this setup and cool before moving on.

 

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Preparing the Whipped Soap Layer Part 1Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Preparing the Whipped Soap Layer Part 1

The next step will be preparing the whipped topping layer. First, in a clean bowl, weigh out 145 grams of Whipped Soap. Then, add in 5 grams of Cocoa powder, 14 grams of Vegetable Glycerin and 13 grams of Cherry Fragrance Oil. You can now use the hand mixer and mix the whipped soap base into a frosting consistency.

 

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Preparing the Whipped Soap Layer Part 2Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Preparing the Whipped Soap Layer Part 2

The second part of the whipped soap will be the addition of some cocoa butter melt and pour soap. In a separate bowl, weigh out 145 grams of the cocoa butter melt and pour. In 30 second intervals, melt your soap until it is liquid. Then you can add this to the whipped soap base. Take your mixer and once again, whip until “frosting-like”.

 

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts Chocolate Whipped Soap Layer

  • 145 grams Whipped Soap Base
  • 145 grams Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Base
  • 5 grams Cocoa Powder
  • 14 grams Vegetable Glycerin
  • 13 grams Cherry Fragrance Oil

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Adding the Whipped Topping

Now that you have your “frosting” is ready, you will be topping off the cupcakes. Before you start, give the bottom layers of your soap another quick spritz of alcohol and then using a spoon, dollop your frosting on top, filling the remaining portion of the mold. Allow these to set up before removing from the mold. Once they are ready to remove, you can set them aside on a paper plate.

 

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Making the Red DrizzleCherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Making the Red Drizzle

So now our soaps are ready for decorating! We will be making the red drizzle in this step. In a clean bowl, weigh out 15 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour. As done in previous steps, melt the soap in 30 second intervals until it as its liquid state. Next, add in 2 drops of Tomato Red FUN Soap and mix well. You should have a nice, bright cherry red.

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for the Red Drizzles

  • 15 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
  • 2 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant

 

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Adding the Red DrizzleCherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Adding the Red Drizzle

Using a small spoon, drizzle the tops of your finished soap bottoms with the cherry red soap. No need to be fancy! You are going for a homemade look to these soaps! Since this drizzle will be acting as the “glue” for the cherries on top, it is important that you add the cherries before the drizzle sets up.

 

 

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Topping off with the CherriesCherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Topping off with the Cherries

So now you need to add the cherries we made earlier to the tops. Simply take 3 soap cherries and place on top of the red drizzled tops of your soap. As long as the red drizzle has not set up the cherries should adhere soap.

 

 

 

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Making the Chocolate DrizzleCherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Making the Chocolate Drizzle

Next up comes the chocolate drizzle. In another clean bowl, weigh out and melt 15 grams of Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap. Once it is liquid, add 3 drops of Brown Oxide FUN Soap and 1 drop of Black Oxide FUN Soap to create a nice, chocolate brown.

 

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for the Chocolate Drizzle

  • 15 grams Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Base
  • 3 drops Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
  • 1 drop Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Finishing With the Chocolate Drizzle

Just like you did with the red drizzle, take a spoon and drizzle your “chocolate” over the tops of your cherries.

 

 

 

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Your Finished Bath TreatCherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Your Finished Bath Treat

Allow your soaps to setup and now they are ready to use! These chocolate treats would look adorable wrapped up in little treat bag! They smell amazing and they look good enough to eat! You may have to attach a warning label that says they are not edible!

 

 

 

Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe: Make Your Own Cherry Chocolate Cheesecakes

I don’t know about you, but these soaps made me want the real thing! So, I thought I would link you to our inspiration! This delicious dessert (yes I had to try it) was the reason for this soap recipe! These Black Forest Mini Cheesecakes are the real thing.  You can’t eat the chocolate cherry soap however, these treats you can eat! This recipe is super simple to make with cream cheese, chocolate graham crackers, chocolate chips and cherry pie filling. Next time you need to bring a dessert, consider these yummy little treats!

 Let Us Know What You’ve Been Making!

We hope your enjoyed Nature’s Garden fun new melt and pour soap recipe! You can get so creative with melt and pour soap! If you need some inspiration, check out our recipe box that is full of fun melt and pour soap recipes! We have a lot of fun recipes that are sure to get those creative gears going! If you have any kind of creations you would like to share, give us a shout out! Find us on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscnets) and Instagram (@ngscents) Show off what you made using Nature’s Garden products. Whether it’s one or 10, we love seeing what our customers are doing!

Sep
18

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe


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Bamboo Hemp Soap RecipeBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe

Check out a melt and pour soap recipe that is decorative and simple to create! There are so many reasons why this handmade soap recipe is a great choice. The first great part of this handmade soap recipe is that it uses Natures Garden’s melt and pour soap base. So, this layered soap is easy to create and you don’t have to deal with lye. Plus, the whole star anise provides a simple way to decorate your lovely soaps. Together you have a perfect method for creating adorable soaps. Furthermore, the soap smells fantastic! This recipe uses our Bamboo Hemp Fragrance, which is a well-balanced blend of bamboo stalks, vetiver, and patchouli, with undertones of hemp seed and oakmoss. The Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe will also show you how to layer melt and pour soap and add herbal embeds. So, this is wonderful melt and pour soap recipe for homemade soap makers!

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Star Anise and Potential Skin Benefits

Whole star anise is a great cosmetic herb for nourishing your skin. There are many that have found that star anise is great for keeping your skin healthy and glowing, as it is known to soften and nourish your skin. This makes this herb perfect for the addition of melt and pour soap. Plus, this cosmetic herb has been said to be wonderful for reducing wrinkles. Also, some have found that this wonderful herb is great for reducing acne or dry skin related issues. So, this ingredient may be as beneficial to your skin as it is pretty for the top layer of your soap!

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Bamboo Hemp Fragrance Oil
Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap
Star Anise Whole
Small Square Tray Mold
Cutter for Mitre Box
Natures Garden Soap Apron
1 oz. Black Bullet Bottles
Black Fine Mist Sprayer 20/410

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Other Necessary Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need

Two Microwave Safe Mixing Bowls 
Mixing Spoons
Microwave
Scale 
Knife 
Rubbing Alcohol
Cutting Board

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Weights and Amounts of Your Ingredients

400 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
590 grams Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap
29 grams Bamboo Hemp Fragrance Oil
16 Whole Star Anise

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Necessary Preparations Prior to Starting

First of all, you are going to want to clean all of your equipment and your work station. This will make sure that your finished product is clean and free of contaminants. This process isn’t difficult and will absolutely benefit your homemade products. So, sanitize the counter top or the table that you are going to work on. In addition, clean and sanitize all of the equipment you will be using.

Also, you may want to get all of your supplies together and within reach of your work space. This way you will have all the equipment ready to use for creating the melt and pour soap. You will also want to fill your spray bottle with rubbing alcohol so that you can spray the freshly poured melt and pour soap quickly. This will release any air bubble that pop up when pouring your mp soap base.  In addition, rubbing alcohol will help the layers adhere to each other.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Getting the Whole Star Anise ReadyBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Getting the Whole Star Anise Ready

First, you are going to get your whole star anise herb ready for later use in the homemade soap recipe. Since you are going to need this cosmetic herb for your clear layer of melt and pour, it will help to have the stars ready. Since it will save you time to get this herb ready, you should pick out your Star Anise before you begin the recipe. So, look through your bag of Whole Star Anise to find some whole pieces of the Star Anise that you would like to use in the soap. Although you can use broken pieces as long as you don’t mind that ascetic in your final bars of soap. Regardless of your preference, you will need to get together 16 individual whole star anise pieces for this melt and pour soap recipe.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Preparing the Clear Layer of SoapBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Preparing the Clear Layer of Soap

Next, you are going to get the clear melt and pour soap ready to use for your first layer. So, grab your scale and weigh out 200 grams of your Natures Garden Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap into a microwave safe bowl. After, you will need to use your microwave to melt your clear soap base. Melting your soap base should be done in short bursts. You want to use thirty second busts in the microwave until all of the soap is completely melted. This method of melting your soap will prevent you from accidentally over heating your mp soap base.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe After the Soap has Melted

Now, that your melt and pour soap has finished melting you are going to be ready to pour the soap into your mold. You don’t need to add any color to this layer because you will need to see the Star Anise Whole through the melt and pour soap. Further, we don’t need to add fragrance oil to this layer. But, don’t worry about your soap because the bottom layer will be scented. We just can’t scent this clear layer or the fragrance would add a yellow tint to the layer. This is because the soap doesn’t have a color and the Bamboo Hemp Fragrance Oil has a slight yellow tint. So, this layer of your soap should remain unscented and uncolored.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Pouring Your First Soap LayerBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Pouring Your First Soap Layer

After your clear, unscented melt and pour soap has entirely melted, you are ready to pour your melted soap. Be sure to move quickly as you pour your soap as you are going to need to place in the herbs before your soap sets up. So, retrieve the soap mold and the star anise that you have chosen for the top layer of your melt and pour soap. Now, pour your melt and pour soap into your soap mold.

Next, take your whole star anise and place each individual star anise into the center of each cavity in the soap mold. After all of the star anise has been placed, spray the top of your soap layer with the rubbing alcohol. This will release bubbles in the melted soap and help your layers to stick together better. Now, make sure that your layer is completely set up before moving on to the next step.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe After the Clear Soap Layer is Completely Set UpBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Pouring the Second Clear Soap Layer

Now, you will see that your first clear layer has not completely covered the entire whole star anise. This amount of melt and pour soap was intentional, as it will help with the placement of the star anise. Next, we will be pouring the second half of the clear layer to completely cover the star anise whole. The thought process behind this method of embedding the herb was that this will help to hold the herb in place. So, this means that your stars will be less likely to be crooked or start to float. So, your star anise will be better at staying where you put it, in the center and top of your bars of soap.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Pouring the Second Clear LayerBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Pouring the Second Clear Layer

Next, you are going to pour the second half of the clear melt and pour soap layer. So, melt another portion of 200 grams of clear melt and pour soap. You are going to want to melt this batch the same way that you did before to prevent burning the soap. So, use your microwave in 30 second increments. Before you pour this portion of clear melt and pour soap make sure to spray the previous layer with rubbing alcohol. After, pour the second clear layer onto your previously set up soap layer. Then, spray the top of the melt and pour soap layer with the rubbing alcohol.  Allow the final clear layer to completely setup before moving to the next step.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Preparing the Second Layer of Your SoapBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Preparing the White Layer of Your Soap

Next, you are going to be preparing the white layer of your melt and pour soap bars. So, grab your scale and weigh out 590 grams of the Natures Garden’s Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap Base. Next, you will need to melt your soap base with a microwave. Again, we recommend that you use 30 second increments until the soap is entirely liquid. After your soap is entirely melted you are ready to add the fragrance oil. So, weigh out 29 grams of Natures Garden’s Bamboo Hemp Fragrance Oil. Then, you are going to add this refreshing fragrance oil to your melted soap base. Stir in the fragrance evenly to make sure that all of the scent has been incorporated. After, you are ready to move on to the next step.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Pouring the White Layer of Your SoapBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Pouring the White Layer of Your Soap

Now, you are ready to pour your white layer of Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap Base into your soap mold. This white melt and pour soap will be the bottom layer for your finished soap bars. After this final layer is poured, you will want to spray the top with some of the rubbing alcohol. This will help to remove the air bubbles that may be trapped under the surface of this soap layer. Once you spray the soap, wait for this layer to entirely set up. After this white soap layer is entirely hardened, you will be ready for the next step in this process.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Slice Your Finished SoapBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Slice Your Finished Soap

Next, you are going to want to slice your finished slab of soap into individual bars. First, remove the melt and pour soap from your mold. Place the mold on the table or counter top, flip it over, and gently press to release the bamboo hemp soap from the mold. Then, turn the soap over so you can see the top clear layer. You will notice, the mold that you have used will provide you with a single slab of soap, but there are indented portions that are designed for easy cutting. Before you cut, you are going to want to set your slab of layered soap onto the cutting board. Now, you can cut your soap using a knife, or the soap cutter typically used with a mitre box for soap making. So, use your chosen cutting implement to slice along the lower sections of the melt and pour soap slab. Once you cut along each line you will end up with 16 individual soap bars that each soap embedded with a whole star anise. Now, you have completed your melt and pour soaps and are ready to use your finished soap!

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Share Your CreationsBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Share Your Creations

Finally, your melt and pour soap creation is ready for you to use. We hope that you enjoy your finished products! This finished soap is great for use as lovely decoration or a wonderful skin loving soap recipe. If you would love to share your experience, we would love to see your finished products! If you would like to share pictures, share stories of your experience, or even ask some questions, then you can find us on our Instagram and Twitter @ngscents or you can follow us on our Facebook page! Also, you can easily find our Facebook page by clicking here. We would love to hear from you and see your handmade candle, soap, and cosmetic creations!

 

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Jul
20

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits


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Melt and Pour Soap BenefitsMelt and Pour Soap Benefits

We at Natures Garden would like to share some of the melt and pour soap benefits with customers that may not know too much about soaping. There are quite a few different methods one can use to create soaps, so it can be a bit overwhelming for new soapers. Every method has some benefits that you may enjoy, but you must choose the method that will be best for you and the situation you are in.

While many find melt and pour soap to be one of the easier ways to make soap at home, even the most experienced soapmaker may come back to this method. Honestly, it all depends on what the soaps are needed for and the time you have available. So, at one point or another, anyone can benefit from knowing a bit about this method. If you have never used melt and pour soap or are thinking about trying this method again, then we’d like to share with you all of the great things about melt and pour soap. So, here is why melt and pour soap is a great soap making method!

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Great for Beginning Soap MakersMelt and Pour Soap Benefits Great for Beginning Soap Makers

Due to a few different aspects of this soap making method, beginning soap makers may want to start with this method. This is an easy way to introduce soap making into your crafting. This method won’t have you working with lye right out of the gate. This can help prevent you from feeling overwhelmed with everything all at once. Instead, a new soap maker can get used to the time sensitive nature of cooling soap, adding fragrance oils, and coloring soap. Plus, this method skips right to the fun of creating to let you experience all the fun. Melt and pour soap allows you to have fun trying out soap making before jumping into more complex methods. You can create very simple soaps that are still cute with this method without taking too much time or skill to complete.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Creativity and Additional Ingredients

There is so much that you can do with melt and pour soap! As long as you have some molds, additives, and a creative mind you can make anything you want. Further, you can look to our Melt & Pour Soap Recipes page for soap making inspiration and ideas. In addition, you can print out the step by step soap making tutorials for each project on that page. While melting soap and pouring it into molds may sound like it is simple and boring, we can show you that there is so much that you can create with this method of soap making.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Manipulating the Shape of the SoapMelt and Pour Soap Benefits Manipulating the Shape of the Soap

Since melt and pour soap will take on the shape of whatever it sets up in, it is pretty easy to shape the soap into whatever you’d like. For example, our Lollipop Soap Recipe used a flat shaped soap layer and cut it into strips that we curled to create a lollipop appearance. Also, the Fresh Fallen Leaves Soap Recipe used straws to have soap shaped like a tree trunk. This along with the melt and pour soap leaves created a very pretty soap! Plus, you can make more simple soaps that are super cute like the Neapolitan Cupcake Soap Recipe, which uses a layered cupcake base and whipped frosting on top.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Adding Herbs and MicaMelt and Pour Soap Benefits Adding Herbs and Mica

Also, you can incorporate micas and even herbs into your soap! You can take your chosen additives and include it right into your melted soap. We have done this with our Blarney Stone Soap Recipe. Gold mica was added to the clear melt and pour soap base and can be seen incorporated right into the soap bar. So, you can use this technique to create a prettier appearance for your soaps. Additionally, you can add herbs or powders to provide your soap with certain properties. For example, we created the Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe with activated charcoal powder to provide a more cleansing bar of soap that provides a deep pore clean. Regardless of why you want to add herbs, mica, or other powders, the best part is that you have the option to if you need it!

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Making Embed SoapMelt and Pour Soap Benefits Making Embed Soap

Additionally, you can add soap embeds to your melt and pour soap bars. This technique gives you the freedom to create even more creative kinds of soap. This would have you create a smaller soap prior to creating your soap bar so that you can add shapes into the soap bar itself.

While it will all be melt and pour soap, you will be able to use the embedded soap to create designs or certain effects. For example, creating the swirl for the Cinnabun Melt and Pour Soap Recipe. We wanted to add a swirl to make the soap bar look more like a cinnamon roll and less plain after we cut our soap loaf. Plus, it just looks so cute! Also, we used this embed soap idea to make the seeds for our Watermelon Soap Recipe. Otherwise, our soap wouldn’t have looked like a slice of watermelon! Sometimes the embed soap really pulls your soap idea together!

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Option to Make Clear Soap

Another creative option unique to melt and pour soap is creating a bar that you can see straight into. We all know that we can see embed soaps by cutting a loaf of soap into a few individual bars. However, diamond clear melt and pour soap offers another way to get creative with embed soaps. You can create a bar of soap with solid shapes and colors inside that you will be able to see without cutting.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap RecipeSimply add a layer of diamond clear soap, place your solid object or colored soap inside, and add your top layer. This leaves you with a solid bar of soap with a fun design inside. We have used this method to create the Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap Recipe, where you can see the loofah inside the soap bar. Another idea is to use this soap technique to create kids toys with fun little toys inside. 

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Some Choice with the Ingredients

While you aren’t in complete control of the ingredients that are in your soap base, there are some things that you can do. First of all, you can choose your type of soap base. There are a lot of different melt and pour soap bases to choose from that all have different ingredients. For example, you can choose the SLS FREE Glycerin Melt and Pour Soap if you are looking for soap base without SLS. We have a lot of different types that may suit your individual soaping needs on Natures Garden’s Melt and Pour Soap page. Some of my favorites are our Shea Butter MP Soap Base and the Honey MP Base. Whether you are looking for a with a little extra of something, soap without a certain ingredient, or a base with a certain appearance, you can find all our soap bases on our site.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Controlling Certain IngredientsMelt and Pour Soap Benefits Controlling the Ingredients

Not only can you choose different types of soap base to control the ingredients, but you are in control of scenting and coloring. If you have sensitive skin or allergies, then you can create melt and pour soaps that agree with your skin. First, those with sensitivities to fragrances and essential oils can leave the bar unscented. Also, those that would rather not use liquid soap dye can use natural herbs to color the soap or leave the soap it’s natural color. Thus, you do have some control over the content of your soap bars.

Furthermore, you can add a little bit more of your favorite oils of butters to the soap base you choose. If you find a soap base that has all the ingredients you like, but you wish that it included another ingredient, you have the freedom to add something else. However, you need to be careful not to add too much as this can change the bar and could lose its lather. So, we would not recommend introducing more than a tablespoon of your added oils or butters per pound of mp soap. But, you can play with your recipe to find the right proportion for your soap bars.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Convenience of this Method

Another great reason to work with melt and pour soap is that it is super easy to create soaps! This soap making method is very simple in every way from prepping to create the soap to the clean up process. So, let’s go over all the ways that melt and pour soap making saves you time and effort.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Can Use the Soap Immediately

Also, you can use your soaps immediately after you make them. Obviously, the melt and pour soap base has been previously created and gone through saponification before you buy the melt and pour soap base. While you don’t have to worry about the lye, the soap already has it in the soap. But, the lye that was used to make the soap has already had time to fully react before the soap bases were sold. This means that the curing process has already completely finished before you even open the soap package. So, no need to wait after you form your masterpieces! As soon as your soaps are colored, scented, and out of their molds it can go straight into the bath tub! This is wonderful because you don’t have to worry about waiting long enough to prevent irritation and you can use the soap right away with no waiting.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Quick, Easy, and Fun

Furthermore, this soap making method is perfect for those that are in a hurry to have their soaps done. If you need to get your soaps ready quick for a gathering, a gift, or just excited to use it yourself, then this is a good soaping choice. Everything about this soaping method is quicker. In the beginning, there are fewer preparations and after you finish there is no curing time before using the soap. So, you will have your finished soaps ready as soon as everything has set up and popped out of the molds.

Also, melt and pour soap making is perfect for those that are in the mood to skip right to the creative part of soap making. Since melt and pour soap already has the first few steps of the soaping process complete, you don’t need to worry about these. So, you will have more time and energy to focus on creating super cute soap! You are left with the coloring, scenting, and shaping of your soaps. Simply melt the soap, fill your molds, and get creative.  This soap method is an easy way to get right to the fun part of soap making!

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits No Need to Deal with LyeMelt and Pour Soap Benefits No Need to Deal with Lye

While lye is safe with the necessary safety precautions, sometimes it is just easier to let somebody else do all the leg work. In this case, our melt and pour soap base lets you buy your slabs of soap after they have cured. Thus, there is a lot less to prepare when working with melt and pour soap. For example, you won’t need to take as many safety precautions or wear as much protective clothing during the creation of your soap. Also, you won’t have to deal with making the lye water solution or combining the oils at the right temperature. So, no need to have vinegar handy because lye burns won’t ever happen with this soaping method. Thus, melt and pour soap making is just that much easier to work with!

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Clean Up Is Easy

Further, the clean up for this method is very easy. Since this the melt and pour soap base is already completed soap, all you really need to do is wash your utensils with water. No need to worry about unreacted lye and no intense scrubbing or vinegar required. Just like soap, your left over base will rinse right out of your bowl.