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Jan
21

How to Use Goats Milk Soap Base


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How to Use Goats Milk Soap BaseHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base

Goat’s milk is a wonderful alternative to regular cow’s milk. Goats Milk Soap Base is made using actual goat’s milk and provides a lot of benefits to anyone who decides to use it in their soap making recipes. This soap base has many different applications, and there are many recipes created at Nature’s Garden that use this soap. For this soap, it’s usually recommended to add 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of fragrance oil for every pound of soap base. It’s useful to know this if you decide to make your own recipe because you aren’t only limited to our recipes.

What makes up Goats Milk Soap Base?

Our Goat Milk Soap Base is gluten free as it is made up of Vegetable Glycerin, Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Goat’s Milk, and other natural ingredients. This soap also doesn’t add any external detergents and is unscented. Without the use of external detergents, this soap is also great for exfoliating your skin without irritating it. This soap is naturally good at moisturizing your skin too. Also, the pH balance of the fatty acids in the soap is very similar to human skin. Knowing this, it can now be seen why Goat’s Milk Soap Base is the ideal choice for those with dry sensitive skin. You can use this soap on any skin type. This is due to its gentle care on sensitive skin.

 

Benefits of using Goats Milk Soap BaseBenefits of using Goats Milk Soap Base

There are a lot of benefits of using Goat’s Milk Soap Base in your soap recipes. One benefit is that is works great on skin with acne, eczema, and psoriasis. The reason for this is that this soap doesn’t use any harsh detergents. This soap also contains hydroxy acids, which are known to remove dead skin cells from the skin. Also, this natural soap is great for keeping your skin moist while using it in the bath. Usually, you get that super dry, tight skin feeling when using other soap in the shower, this soap base won’t do that. Goat’s Milk also contains Vitamin A which is good for skin and cell damage. Goat’s Milk also contains Vitamin B2 which is great for maintaining the body’s natural energy supply. There are a lot more benefits to this soap out there as well.

 

Different Applications of Goats Milk Soap Base

There are a wide variety of recipes that you can create using Nature’s Garden’s Goats Milk Soap Base. You mainly use this soap in melt and pour soap recipes. A lot of these recipes are colorful and open to creative decoration. For example, there are recipes with colorful sprinkles, recipes that contain colorful swirls, and even recipes that have colorful stripes in them. Another way to use this soap base is to whip a whipped soap base, and apply it to the melt and pour soap for a whipped texture. Goats Milk Soap Base can make bath fizzies recipes too. There are many ideas that you can come up with using this soap base, it’s up to you to decide what you like.

 

How to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Blackberry Cupcake Soaps RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Blackberry Cupcake Soap Recipe

The Blackberry Cupcake Soap Recipe is the perfect rendition of a freshly baked blackberry muffin. The Goat’s Milk Soap Base is in this recipe for creating the muffin base and the blackberries. You color the blackberries with violet and black soap colorants. Then, they are scented with Nature’s Garden’s Blackberry Jam Fragrance Oil.  You can top this recipe off with creative blackberries. They look similar to real blackberries. Anyone can create this recipe, and it also makes a beautiful decoration for any room in your home. You won’t get over how wonderful the scent this cupcake soap gives off too when it’s finished.

 

How to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Coconut Lime Verbana Soap Bowl RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Coconut Lime Verbana Soap Bowl Recipe

Here is a fun recipe that anyone would enjoy creating. The purpose behind the Coconut Lime Verbana Soap Bowl Recipe is to capture the look of a busted open coconut. Goat’s Milk Soap Base is used to create the coconut shells and the bits of broken coconut that go inside of the soap recipe. You need about 40 cubes of the melt and pour soap base to make this recipe. There are also lime slices and a straw incorporated into this recipe. For this part, you use SLS free glycerin melt and pour soap. Anyone would enjoy making this soap recipe and appreciate the creativeness that goes into it. A unique feature of this recipe is that you use a balloon to create the coconut shell. You blow up a balloon, then mold the shell of the coconut around it, then you pop it to create the shell.

 

Coffee Melt and Pour Soap RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Coffee Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

For all of the early morning people, this Coffee Melt and Pour Soap Recipe is perfect for you. There’s nothing more exciting than the smell of freshly brewed coffee in the morning. This recipe uses Fresh Brewed Coffee – World’s Base as the fragrance oil of choice. This fragrance oil will give your kitchen or bathroom that fresh brewed coffee smell that you adore. There’s also a fun aspect to this naturally made soap recipe as well. This aspect being that the soap also incorporates actual brewed coffee and freshly ground coffee beans. We hope you enjoy making this soap, as much as you’ll also enjoy the scent.

 

How to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Floating Noah's Ark Soap RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Floating Noah’s Ark Soap Recipe

Here’s a fun biblical soap recipe that is great for kids and adults to create at home. Floating Noah’s Ark Soap Recipe recreates Noah’s ark in a cute way by creating a wooden boat with a lot of cute animals. The entire recipe is created using Goat’s Milk Soap Base, as it allows the vibrant colors to show. You can choose which FUN Soap Colorant you want to use for your animals. The animals are cut using Nature’s Garden’s Embeded Mold – Animal Zoo. When making this recipe, you also want to pay particular attention to how thoroughly you melt the soap. If the soap is still clumpy, it will leave white spots in the finished product, and won’t look as appealing. You start off melting the soap for 30 minutes at first. Then you go for shorter intervals and eye ball it after.

 

How to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Chocolate Orchid Melt and Pour Soap RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Chocolate Orchid Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Chocolate orchids are also known as “Sharry Babies”, and have a smooth chocolaty color to them. This Chocolate Orchid Melt and Pour Soap Recipe attempts to capture both the colors of chocolate and orchids to create a fun soap recipe. Goat’s Milk Soap Base makes up the entirety of this recipe. You use it with light purple, chocolate, and dark purple colors. The light purple makes up the base, the dark purple makes some of the confetti, and the chocolate color for the swirls and some of the confetti. The entire recipe is scented using Nature’s Garden’s Chocolate Orchid Fragrance Oil. For appearance, when you go to cut the confetti that goes on top, as well as the swirl slices, make sure they are all equal in size. Overall though, this recipe is really easy to make, and anyone would have fun making this at home.

 

How to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Soap Frosting RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Soap Frosting Recipe

For anyone newer to making soap, this soap is right up their ally. This Soap Frosting Recipe is not only easy, but it incorporates a lot of different eye appealing colors. What this recipe is, is a cupcake base with whipped soap frosting and sprinkles on top. For the soap frosting, you end up mixing together the Goats Milk Soap Base and whipped soap. These two different types of soap are mixed together using a hand mixer. The consistency of this soap frosting is soft, but yet firm enough to stand up. You can also scent this soap frosting using any of Nature’s Garden’s fragrance oils. For this recipe we used Buttercream Fragrance Oil, but if you use our recommended percentages of fragrance oils, then you can use any fragrance oil that you think is complimentary.

 

How to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Snowball Soap RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Snowball Soap Recipe

With winter right around the corner, here’s a fun snowy recipe to make inside while enduring the cold. The Snowball Soap Recipe also makes for a great decor piece too. This recipe uses a cute combination of light blues and whites. You make this recipe primarily with Goats Milk Soap Base. Thus meaning the soap is great to use during the cold dry months. The reason for this being that you can use Goat’s Milk Soap Base on dry, sensitive skin. The fun part of this recipe is the snowballs that go inside of the melt and pour soap. You melt the Goat’s Milk Soap Base and pour it into the snowball molds, then let them set up, and add them to the soap. Everything made in this recipe is made using Peppermint Essential Oil, which is freshening and strong.

 

Raspberry Zinger Bath Fizzies RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Raspberry Zinger Bath Fizzies Recipe

Here is a recipe that you wouldn’t expect Soap Base to be used. In this Raspberry Zinger Bath Fizzy Recipe, you shred the Goats Milk Base Soap with a cheese grater. Then you throw it on top of the Zingers. This should resemble shredded coconut. You make the rest of the bath fizzy with  ingredients like baking powder, arrowroot powder, citric acid, etc. Another fun aspect of this recipe is all of the colors that it incorporates. These colors blend well to show off all of the unique flavors that make up a Raspberry Zinger. The part of the Zinger recipe that stands out is the pink layer. The pink layer is made by incorporating 1 part Fun Soap Colorant Tomato Red and 3 parts Fun Soap Colorant Deep Purple.

 

How to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Psychedelic Suds Soap RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Psychedelic Suds Soap Recipe

Here’s a soap recipe filled entirely with different colors and creativity. The Psychedelic Suds Soap resembles that of a lava lamp. Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base is used to make the base of this soap recipe, and Goats Milk Soap Base is used to make the colorful parts of the recipe. Straws are used to create the colorful soap on the inside of this recipe. For a tropical, fruity touch, we use Aloha Fragrance Oil in this recipe to scent the soap. This recipe uses the colors pink, green, blue, yellow, and orange. The reason behind picking these colors is that they are some of the more vibrant colors in the FUN Soap Colorant collection. We hope you enjoy making this recipe and enjoy the scents associated with this soap. 

 

We covered the soap making recipes associated with Goats Milk Soap Base, now here are some home cooking recipes you can make using goat’s milk. This article has a delicious recipe for goat cheese stuffed mushrooms. Stuffed mushrooms are usually a delicious choice of an appetizer to use for any holiday dinner. These stuffed mushrooms use cremini mushrooms and incorporates a lot of different flavors that blend well with the goat cheese. Another amazing recipe I found was the blueberry, honey, and goats milk monkey bread. This version of monkey bread is great because it uses the tart flavors of the blueberries to counter the sweetness of the monkey bread itself. There are a lot more recipes mentioned in this article, it’s worth it to take a read and consider some of these recipes.

Nature’s Garden talks about how great goat’s milk is for many industries. We provide this data for educational purposes only. Nothing in this article is to be construed as medical advice. Please consult your doctor before using this product or any of this information for
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Jan
03

Pink Sangria Soap Recipe


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Pink Sangria Soap RecipePink Sangria Soap Recipe

Fruity beverages always seem to bring an extra sense of brightness into anyone’s life. From the tart taste of lemon to the sweet juiciness of a plum, any kind of fruit can brighten anyone’s day. Nature’s Garden’s Pink Sangria Soap Recipe attempts to bring this same refreshing sensation into anyone’s household. This melt and pour soap recipe is easy for anyone to make. This recipe captures the fruity essence of cherries, oranges, raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries. Below, we mention how you can make your own soap at home that smells just like sangria.

What is Sangria?

The sangria is a drink that has originated from Spain. You can mix this drink using red wine and chopped fruit. Traditionally, you could find this drink served in clay pitchers. Now, you can commonly find sangria mixed into wine glasses. No one has been able to find the true origin of the drink, but it can be traced back to Spain, England, and Greece. The drink has been traced back to the 18th century to another similar drink called Sangaree. The Sangaree was a drink served in the Caribbeans and could be served either iced or hot. There are many different combinations that you can put into the Sangria which make it such a unique drink. Traditionally, this drink can be mixed with any fruit that the user desires to put in it. Some of the fruits that are commonly added include blueberries, strawberries, lemon, grapes, pineapple, and many others. Other additions to Sangria that aren’t unheard of are brandy, sparkling water, and liqueur.

Properties of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour SoapProperties of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap is the soap of choice used in the Pink Sangria Soap Recipe. This soap contains a lot of unique properties, which make it the perfect fit for this recipe. This MP soap base has a translucent color to it that allows embeds to easily show when added to this soap. The shininess of the soap also makes for a nice glistening effect on your end product when you are done making it. For example, in this recipe, we used this soap because it allows the vibrancy of the fruit soap embeds to show the best. Another great property of this soap, as with any other melt and pour soap, is that it has a high moisturizing content. This soap contains 99.5% glycerin and deodorized distilled coconut oil.

 

Ingredients:
Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
FUN Soap Colorant Ultramarine Violet
Sangria Punch Fragrance Oil
FUN Soap Colorant Black Oxide
FUN Soap Colorant Neon Pink
Da Bomb Soap Dye Red
FUN Soap Colorant Eye Poke Orange
FUN Soap Colorant Tomato Red
Mitre Box
Cutter For Mitre Box

Other Ingredients & Equipment You’ll Need:
Cutting Board
Scale
Microwave safe containers
Large Knife
Microwave
Mixing Spoons
Loaf Molds (2)
Strawberries Mold (all fruit molds found at www.flexiblemolds.com)
Berries Mold 
Mini Cherries Mold 
Lemon/Lime Slices Mold 

 

Preparing the Orange Soap EmbedsPreparing the Orange Soap Embeds

The first fruit that will be included in our pink sangria soap is orange slices. So, we will start by creating these embeds. The first step is to melt 60 grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base. Thoroughly melt the soap in the microwave in 30-second intervals until it is a liquid state, stirring in between each 30-second burst. Once melted, add 4 drops of the Eye Poke Orange FUN Soap Colorant and 3 grams of the Sangria Fragrance Oil.  Stir to blend the ingredients together. Make sure that the orange color and the fragrance oil fully incorporate into the soap. Then, pour the orange soap into the orange slices mold.

Setting up the Orange Soap EmbedsSetting up the Orange Soap Embeds

After pouring the soap, spray it with rubbing alcohol to release any air bubbles. You want to allow adequate time for the soap to setup in the mold. Once the soap sets up, remove the embeds from the mold. Finally, you can set the orange slice embeds aside. They will be used in a later step.

 

 

 

Preparing and Setting up the Soap Cherry EmbedsPreparing and Setting up the Soap Cherry Embeds

The next fruit that goes into a sangria is cherries. So, the next embeds we need to create are the cherry soaps. To start off, you want to melt 30 grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. Make sure that the soap is thoroughly melted. Melting the soap thoroughly will ensure that the cherry soap embeds are as smooth as possible. Once the soap has melted, add 3 drops of the tomato red FUN Soap Colorant and 1 gram of the Sangria Fragrance Oil. Stir the soap thoroughly to completely mix the red colorant and the fragrance oil.  Pour the red soap into the cherries mold and allow enough time to setup. When the soap appears completely hard, remove it from the mold. 

Preparing and Setting up the Blackberry Soap EmbedsPreparing and Setting up the Blackberry Soap Embeds

The next fruit that goes into a sangria is blackberries. So, the next soap embeds we will be making for the Pink Sangria Soap Recipe are the blackberries. To start out, weigh out and melt 150 grams of Natures Garden’s Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base. Completely melt the soap base before moving on. To the melted soap, you want to add 11 drops of the Ultramarine Violet, 2 drops of the Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant, and 7 grams of the Sangria Fragrance Oil. Stir the colors thoroughly into the soap until everything is thoroughly blended. Pour the dark purple melted soap into the berries mold. Set aside and allow adequate time for the soap embeds to completely setup. Once setup, remove them from the mold.

Preparing and Setting Up the Raspberry Soap EmbedsPreparing and Setting Up the Raspberry Soap Embeds

The next fruit that goes into a sangria is raspberries. Thus, the next soap embeds to make are the red raspberries. To start out, you want to weigh out and melt 150 grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base. Melt the soap base thoroughly before moving on. Next, add 2 drops of the Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant, 3 drops of the Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant, 3 drops of the Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant, and 7 grams of the Sangria Fragrance Oil. Completely stir the soap until all of the colors have blended together. You want to see a solid, uniform red raspberry color when you are done. Also, make sure to completely mix in the fragrance oil as well. Then, pour the red soap into the berries mold. Allow adequate time for the soap to setup and solidify. Once setup, remove the raspberry embeds from the mold.

Preparing and Setting Up the Strawberry Soap EmbedsPreparing and Setting Up the Strawberry Soap Embeds

The final fruit that goes into a sangria is strawberries. Thus, we are now going to create the strawberry soap embeds.  Start out by melting 230 grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. Since there is more soap base here, allow adequate time for this soap to melt completely. After the soap is completely melted, add 11 grams of the Sangria Fragrance Oil and 10 drops of the Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant.  Stir the soap completely to allow the red color to mix in, as well as the Sangria Punch Fragrance Oil. Pour the melted red soap into the strawberries mold. Since the strawberries are thicker than the previous fruits that were made, you want to allow more time for these to set up. When you are pulling the strawberry embeds out of the molds, ensure that their centers aren’t liquid anymore. When you are sure they are completely solid, remove the strawberries from the mold.

Preparing the Soap BasePreparing the Soap Base

Now that all of the fruit soap embeds are done, the last of the soap to melt is the filling of the loaf portion of the soap mold. This portion is what holds all of the fruit soap embeds in place in the soap and represents the pink sangria portion of the soap. To do this, first, weigh out and melt 1650 grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base. Once again, you will need to melt the soap in the microwave in 30-second intervals. Next, add one drop of the Da Bomb Soap Dye and 82 grams of the Sangria Fragrance Oil to the melted soap base. Stir the ingredients together to completely incorporate the soap dye and the fragrance oil.  We have used the Da Bomb Soap Dye from Natures Garden for this portion. This will allow the clear soap base to maintain a translucent appearance.

Pouring and Finishing the SoapPouring and Finishing the Soap

Get the loaf molds out. Take the fruit molds you made earlier, and add them to the loaf molds. Position the fruit in the molds so they are adequately spaced, and there is a variety in each loaf mold. Adding variety to each soap mold will ensure that they look as colorful as possible when they come out of the molds. Next, pour the soap base from the previous step into the loaf molds, over the fruit embeds. Fill the loaf molds to cover everything inside of it. If you choose, you can spray the soap with rubbing alcohol.  However, we wanted our soap to have a bubbly look so we chose not to spray this portion. Once the soap is completely setup, remove it from the molds. The last step is to slice your soap using the mitre box and mitre box cutter. Your Pink Sangria Soap Recipe is now ready to be used. You can use them in the bathroom, or in the kitchen, take your pick, We hope you enjoyed this melt and pour soap recipe!

Note:

Testing of these recipes is your responsibility. Nature’s Garden is not responsible for the use of our products, and is completely under the discretion of the user who uses them. It is under your responsibility to comply with FDA regulations if you plan to sell or make any of our recipes for your own personal gain. Nature’s Garden can’t offer any advice on how to use or where to purchase any ingredients that you use in this recipe that we don’t sell. 

Sangria is a delicious fruity drink that incorporates a bunch of different fruits. There are many other fruity, non-alcoholic cocktails that you can make too at home. My favorite drink out of this list is the Piña Colada. This tropical drink has a Spanish name that translates to Pineapple and Strained (the strains of coconut). Another refreshing drink in this list is the Bahama Mama. This drink is similar to the sangria in which it incorporates a lot of different fruits. The Bahama Mama uses grapefruit, grenadine, orange juice, and a lot of different fruits. Next time the weather gets really hot, try making one of these drinks and refresh yourself.

Dec
26

10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes


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10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes

There’s nothing more satisfying than the appearance of whipped topping on top of anything. In this blog, I will talk about 10 foaming bath whip recipes that you can make at home to satisfy the level of moisture that you want on your skin. You can apply these bath whips directly to your skin. Then you wash them off with warm water. With this in mind, these recipes are easy to make, easy to use and provide wonderful benefits for your skincare needs. All of these bath whip recipes use a common ingredient, whipped soap base. Whipped soap base is used to give all of these bath whips their airy, whipped like texture. There are many different ways to get this whipped soap base to stand, including blending it with powdered sugar or just whipping it with a spatula.

 

The Unique Properties of Whipped Soap Base

All of the recipes mentioned in this blog use whipped soap base as their primary ingredient. What makes whipped soap base soap special? You can texture this soap base into any type of frosty, whipped, or soft shape that you want. For example, if you want to make a soap that resembles whipped cream, then you can blend this soap base with powdered sugar. If you’re looking to a soap like our floating ducky soap recipe, you can whip the whipped soap base with goat’s milk soap, and vegetable glycerin. Then, add color and fragrance. There are a wide variety of recipes that you can make with whipped soap base. These recipes include bath frosting, shaving soap, foaming body butter, and foaming sugar scrubs. Have fun experimenting with this amazing soap base, and lets see what shapes and textures you can make from it.

 

Coloring Whipped Soap Base

There are many soap colorants that you can use in our whipped soap base recipes. You can use the Da BOMB Soap Dyes to achieve pastel colors. Many of these colors include pink, green, yellow, orange, blue, and so many others. You can also use the FUN Soap Colorants which will give your soaps a more vibrant color. You aren’t only limited to coloring your whip recipes with these soap dyes, you can also mix things up with our mica powders as well. Our mica powders will provide you with that extra shine and shimmer that you want in your project. Nature’s Garden also sells decorating sprinkles that you can use to to top your soap and mix in a little more color as well. Try any combination of these colorants or sprinkles, and come up with your own colorful recipe. Let us know what you come up with!

 

10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes - Pearamel Layered Whipped Soap Recipe10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes – Pearamel Layered Whipped Soap Recipe

Pearamel layered whipped soap recipe is a great recipe to make with our whipped soap base. This recipe captures the natural colors of caramel and pears, and layers them into a unique whipped soap. This recipe uses Pearamel Fragrance Oil which incorporates scents like granny smith apples, pears, caramel, and many others.  This fragrance oil is one of Nature’s Gardens’ strongest fragrances and will leave an impression on your whipped soap. This recipe also contains a delicate sweetness factor, as it blends powdered sugar into the soap. This little kick of sweetness makes this recipe sweet like actual caramel and helps to thicken the base and give it a creamier texture. This recipe is great for anyone of any age to make for their bathtub.

 

10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes - Creme Brulee Body Frosting Recipe10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes – Creme Brulee Body Frosting Recipe

There’s no better dessert than a cool, creamy creme brulee. A real creme brulee dessert is topped with torched sugar. Then typically scattered with fruits on top for additional flavors. This creme brulee body frosting recipe looks just like a creme brulee, as it looks like custard throughout, and topped with brown sugar to resemble the torched sugar. You can also find a cute blackberry on top of ours! You’re not limited to this, as we have a variety of fruit molds at Nature’s Garden that you can use for this recipe. The shiny texture of the fruit soap embeds are made from Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  This soap is great for coloring and makes for an excellent moisturizing soap.

 

10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes - Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes – Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe

Nothing better than the sweet, rich smoothness of chocolate. This simple chocolate bath butter scrub recipe incorporates notes of chocolate. You then blend and whip these notes into the whipped soap. We use organic cocoa powder in this recipe which can be purchased here at Nature’s Garden. Cocoa powder is beneficial to your health as it contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, and E. This recipe also uniquely creates miniature chocolate chips using colored Epsom Salt. As you can see in the provided image, these “chocolate chips” are layered in the middle of the butter scrub and on top as well. If you are a huge chocolate lover, then this recipe is just for you. We hope you enjoy the rich scents used in this recipe!

 

10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes - Whipped Rose Clay Shaving Cream Recipe10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes – Whipped Rose Clay Shaving Cream Recipe

Looking for a great shaving cream that will not only work with your skin but leave it smelling great? This whipped rose clay shaving cream recipe is just for you, as it leaves your freshly shaved area smelling like flowers. This pink shaving cream uses Strike a Pose Fragrance Oil. Along with its unique name, this fragrance oil is a great scent for those women who are “high maintenance”. The fragrance oil contains notes of jasmine, white lily, patchouli, white musk, and others. This shaving cream recipe also gets its unique pink color from natural rose clay powder. Rose clay is a gentle, natural clay that contains kaolinite, and is great to use on the skin. Give this recipe a try, and let us know how you feel after using it!

 

10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes - Mango Tangerine Bath Icing Recipe10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes – Mango Tangerine Bath Icing Recipe

Fruits are some of the most refreshing delicacies that you can eat. The mango tangerine bath icing recipe incorporates mango and tangerine into a whipped soap that will refresh your senses in the bathtub. It is a refreshing way to start off your day. A tropical fragrance makes up the scent of this bath icing. This tropical scent will make you feel like you are sitting on a beach in a tropical paradise setting. We used Mango Tangerine Fragrance Oil because it incorporates many tropical, fruity scents to stimulate your senses. We use notes of zesty clementine, red raspberry notes, and sweet vanilla in this fragrance. This recipe isn’t difficult to make, and anyone in your home can use it. There are many other recipes that use this fragrance oil like our candles and room scenting products. So, try it out in some of Nature’s Garden’s other recipes!

 

10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes - Juicy Lemon Foaming Bath Whip Recipe10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes – Juicy Lemon Foaming Bath Whip Recipe

If you enjoy the zesty scent of a lemon, then this lemon foaming bath whip recipe is just for you. This recipe encompasses all the aromas of your zesty, tart citrus fruits, all on top of notes of ginger. To get this beautiful, yellow color of this bath whip, we used Nature’s Gardens’ Yellow Da Bomb Soap Dye. You can also use this liquid soap dye for coloring soap, smelly jellies, and water soluble bath and body products. This soap dye is also referred to as FD&C Yellow #5. We hope you enjoy making this amazing juicy recipe. This recipe should encompass your whole bathroom in a full lemony scent.

 

10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes - Whipped Shaving Cream Recipe10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes – Whipped Shaving Cream Recipe

Looking for a simple shaving cream recipe? This basic whipped shaving cream recipe uses Nature’s Gardens’ whipped soap base and will leave your skin smooth and moisturized when you are done. This shaving cream uses natural ingredients that will aid in trimming any type of body hair. An effective ingredient in this shaving cream that allows it to keep its moisturizing quality is Mango Butter. In addition, we’ve added bentonite clay powder to give the whipped soap some extra glide. Nature’s Gardens’ Mango Butter provides many skin softening and skin moisturizing benefits that will keep you feeling fresh all day.

 

10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes - Toffee Crunch Latte Foaming Sugar Scrub Recipe10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes – Toffee Crunch Latte Foaming Sugar Scrub Recipe

Nothing makes the mornings better than the sweet, warm touch of a latte on your lips. This unique toffee crunch latte foaming sugar scrub recipe uses many different ingredients to try and develop the aromas of a toffee crunch latte. Some of these ingredients include Cafe Caramel Fragrance Oil, Powdered Sugar, and Brown Sugar. The Cafe Caramel Fragrance Oil captures the scent of a freshly brewed cappuccino, sweetened with caramel and topped with heavy cream. This fragrance combined with the sugars mentioned give you the full ambiance of a sweet latte. As you can see, there appears to be the resemblance of whipped cream on top of these sugar scrubs. You blend the whipped soap with powdered sugar to get this whipped cream texture. We hope that you get the same full bodied experience that we get when using this recipe.

 

10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes - Chocolate Foaming Body Frosting Recipe10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes – Chocolate Foaming Body Frosting Recipe

At first glance, this recipe looks like real chocolate frosting! Nature’s Gardens’ Chocolate Foaming Body Frosting Recipe is essentially easy for anybody to make, and encompasses all the aromas of rich chocolate. Just like the body butter, this recipe also calls for Organic Cocoa Powder. This recipe is easy to make, and anyone who is a chocolate lover will love to use this recipe on their skin. The fragrance oil that is featured in this body frosting is Creamy Chocolate Cupcake Fragrance Oil. This complex fragrance uses top notes of bittersweet chocolate and buttercream, middle notes of corn syrup and amaretto, finished with bottom notes of vanilla sugar and espresso powder. As you can see from the body frosting, it feels just as smooth on your skin as it looks. We hope you enjoy using this body frosting whenever you are looking to help moisturize your skin.

 

10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes - Foaming Sugar Scrub Recipe10 Foaming Bath Whip Recipes – Foaming Sugar Scrub Recipe

The foaming sugar scrub recipe is just as simple as it sounds. If you are looking for a recipe that doesn’t incorporate too many colors or designs, and that you just want to use, then this is the recipe for you. To make this recipe, you basically whip the whipped soap base, then incorporate the other ingredients. For a light pink hue, this sugar scrub incorporates a little bit of Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant.

 

After talking about all of these different whipped body scrubs with all these different styles, I thought I’d share some homemade flavored whipped creams that you can make. Check out some amazing homemade whipped cream recipes from Celebrating Sweets that you can make at home. This homemade whipped cream recipe is easy to make as its base recipe only uses 3 ingredients. I enjoy a good cup of coffee. Coffee and espresso is my favorite flavor of whipped cream from the article. I can’t wait to try this whipped cream recipe on some homemade iced coffee. Another great whipped cream recipe for the wintry holidays is the peppermint whipped cream. If you’re into peppermint flavored drinks, then this whipped cream flavor might be one to try. These whipped cream flavors would be go great on hot cocoa, coffee, and even desserts.

Dec
10

Snowy Luminary Candle Jar Recipe


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Snowy Luminary Candle Jar RecipeSnowy Luminary Candle Jar Recipe

Do you want to learn how you can make another one of our homemade crafts for the holidays? Then this blog is for you! We will be talking about our Snowy Luminary Candle Jar Recipe today. This is a pretty simple craft to make, that uses only five ingredients and looks gorgeous once it is all finished. Since it isn’t difficult to do, children can also be a part of the process of making it! If you were in search of some new craft ideas to make for decorating the house or to gift a family member, this is the perfect one for you! Even though the jar is holding a candle, it still has other uses as well. If you do not want to create the candle portion, you can use the glittery snowy jar to put candy such as candy canes for your holiday parties. You can also definitely use it as a unique rendition of a stocking, which you could fill with cute stocking stuffers that are good for children, spouses, friends, and even coworkers. Let’s go ahead and jump right into the recipe!

Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Epsom Salt
Christmas Wreath Fragrance Oil
Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
1.75” Zinc Core 44-20-18 Candle Wicks
Pedestal Cup
Disposable Pipette
Joy Candle Wax
Pouring Pot
Thermometer

Other Ingredients & Equipment You Will Need:

Elmer’s Glue
Newspaper or wax paper
Crafting paint brush
Mixing Spoon
Glass Bowl
Ribbon
16 oz Apothecary Jar

Preparing Our Station

The first thing that we are going to do is to prepare the work station where we will be creating. For this project, it is a good idea that we lay down either newspaper or wax paper on a clean surface. By doing this, it will protect counters and other parts of your workstation from becoming messy. Putting down the paper will prevent the Epsom salt and the glitter in mica powder from spreading all over the place. 

Pouring in the GlueCreating the Paste for the Candle Jar

For the first step in the recipe, we are going to need to prepare our glue. We will just be using regular Elmer’s glue for this craft recipe, that you can buy from almost any store. We need to pour into a small bowl about two ounces of the Elmer’s glue. Then, we need to add to that between 2-4 ml of the Natures Garden Christmas Wreath Fragrance Oil. This is the ingredient that will provide your candle jar with a wonderful Christmas scent. It is a strong but nice mixture of a lot of different elements. Natures Garden’s Christmas Wreath scent starts with the top notes of orange pomander, bergamot, and holly berry. The Mixing the Fragrance to Create the Gluemiddle notes of this fragrance include Christmas lily, eucalyptus leaves, and cinnamon bark. Finally, the base notes are fir balsam and pine. Another recipe that we have made which uses this fragrance oil is our Christmas Wreath Fire Starters. These will help to make it easier to light your fireplace, since it can sometimes be difficult to do so.

Coating the Candle Jar in the Glue PasteCoating the Candle Jar in the Glue Paste

Next, bring out your 16 oz apothecary jar. We are now going to apply the glue mixture that we just made to our jar. Take out a paint brush and dip it into the bowl of glue. Then, we are going to take it and use it to coat the jar in glue. Just get a bit at a time, applying thin layers. We should not over load the paint brush with glue because we do not want the jar to be drenched, which can create a big mess. We also cannot use too much of the glue because it will create clumps, which will still show when the glitter is added onto it.

Adding the Epsom Salt to the Jar

Adding the Epsom Salt to the Jar

Now that we have all taken the time to read up and learn all about Epsom Salt and the benefits of using it, we can continue making our snowy luminary candle jar. While the glue is still wet, go ahead and get out your bag or jar of Epsom Salt. We are going to sprinkle the Epsom salt all over the entire jar, covered in glue. There is no exact amount that we can give you to use for this part of the recipe. Use your judgment and continue pouring it on until the glue is hidden. After the jar is completely covered, grab the diamond dust mica pigment for the next step. Now, on top of the Epsom Salt, we are going to sprinkle the diamond dust mica all around the jar, giving it a nice layer of glitter. Make sure that you allow the glue to dry completely before moving onto the following steps.

The Candle Making ProcessThe Candle Making Process

While you are waiting around for the candle jar to completely dry, we can start on the actual candle portion. In this step we will be preparing the candle that will eventually be set in the luminary candle jar. Begin by gathering the scale and weighing out one ounce of the Natures Garden Joy Candle Wax. We are going to be using the double boiler method for this recipe, as we usually do. Grab a normal stove-top pot that you use only for soap making and candle making.

You will also need to grab a pouring pot. Fill up your stove-top pot with a few inches of water and place it on the stove burner to heat the water up. Then, take the one ounce of Joy Wax that we weighed out and add this ingredient to the pouring pot. Place the pouring pot with the Joy Wax within it into the stove-top pot with the heated water. We are going to leave these on the stove burner until the one ounce of Joy Wax has completely melted. Add 0.1 ounces of the Natures Garden Christmas Wreath Fragrance oil once it has melted. Stir to fully incorporate the ingredients.

Pour into the Pedestal CupPour into the Pedestal Cup

When everything is stirred together, pour the melted wax into the pedestal cup that you have set to side somewhere. Then, pick out one of the 1.75″ Zinc Core 44-20-18 candle wicks. This is the wick we suggest using for this recipe. However, if you are interested, we have an entire selection of different candle wicks. Place one of the wicks in the pedestal cup. Allow the candle enough time to set up.

Decorating the Candle JarDecorating the Candle Jar

Now we have reached the fun part! Once the glue on your jar has completely dried, you can finally decorate it. For our jar we grabbed a cute ribbon that was red and sparkly and we wrapped it around the top of the jar. This addition to the craft really tied in the theme of Christmas for us. For your jars you can use anything Christmas themed or just simply sparkly. You could always add other colors of glitter such as gold or green, or maybe incorporate stickers or crinkle paper shred filling. Keep messing with different craft decorations until you achieve the final look that you want your snowy luminary candle jar to have. Once you have achieved that special look, place the set up candle that you made into the candle jar.

We hope that you enjoyed creating this homemade snowy luminary jar candle!

Epsom SaltEpsom Salt

Since this ingredient is going to be used today, and since it plays such an important role in the overall look of this luminary candle jar, we are going to talk a little bit about Epsom Salt. There are many benefits to using Epsom Salt for many different kinds of products and projects. If you are interested, we actually have an Epsom Salt class up on the website that will go in depth about some points I will be summarizing here. This product is beneficial to use medicinally and to add to bath, body, and cleaning products.

Medicinal Benefits of Epsom Salt

Medicinally, Epsom Salt is an anti-inflammatory that can be used to treat problems such as headaches, muscle pains, bites, stings, and rashes. It is rich in both magnesium and sulfates. The magnesium helps to eliminate toxins and control the production of energy. Sulfates form brain tissue, joint proteins, and other proteins that line the digestive tract and help with the digestion of food. It also helps people sleep better because it has properties that relax the muscles and soothe the skin.

Epsom Salt Uses in Products

Epsom Salt is useful in cosmetics, bath and body products, as well as for skin care and hair care. Bath fizzies and bath bombs commonly use Epsom Salt because of the benefits to the skin. It deep cleans and exfoliates the skin, helps eliminate acne, and can even help with preventing wrinkles from developing. Natures Garden has a Christmas Bath Cookies Recipe, which uses Epsom Salt, as well as our Green Apple Candy Bath Bomb Recipe. It is also a nice ingredient to add to hair conditioners because it provides them with a volumizing property.

As far as cleaning products, a mixture of Epsom Salt and liquid dish detergent can work well when used to scrub floors. This combination will gather up any dirt and grime that are clinging onto your floors. It can also be useful to scrub pots, pans, or dishes clean that have been scorched and hold burnt food on them.

Refreshing Foot Soak RecipeRefreshing Foot Soak Recipe

I wanted to mention at least two of the recipes from Natures Garden that include Epsom Salt as one of the ingredients. This recipe for a Refreshing Foot Soak will create eight of these simple homemade baggies. You will be mixing together Epsom Salt, dead sea salt (high minerals fine ground), menthol crystals, bath tea bags with pull strings that are fillable, and the Natures Garden eucalyptus and spearmint fragrance oil. Diving into this foot soak will feel great on the skin and soothe it, along with relaxing the muscles in your feet. However, make sure to use this only for your feet, as directed, so that the menthol crystals do not irritate other parts of your skin.

Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub RecipeChocolate Bath Butter Scrub Recipe

For the second recipe I wanted to mention our Chocolate Bath Butter Scrub. This will make you four 8 ounce jars of bath butter. The ingredients in this one are also fairly simple and used often in the soap making, candle making, and bath products industry. It takes whipped soap base, organic cocoa powder, vegetable glycerin, vanilla white color stabilizer, Epsom Salt, Better than Sex Cake fragrance oil, and the brown and black FUN soap colorants. All of these ingredients are sold by Natures Garden and are easily accessible through the link above.

Other Holiday Ideas

If you enjoyed making this recipe and have been searching for more holiday crafts to try out with your kids, friends, or family, check these free Christmas craft recipes out. Just as with this one, we have many more recipe ideas that use all different fragrance oils to make things. This includes crafts, candles, air fresheners, soap recipes, and much, much more that can also be used as holiday gift ideas. This whole section of our website provides a bunch of recipe and craft ideas to make for the Christmas season. For even more fun craft ideas check out the 25 Simple Christmas Crafts from Crazy Little Projects

Natures Garden is not responsible for the performance of any of the recipes provided on our website. Testing is always the responsibility of our customers. If you plan to resell any of the recipes that we provide, it is also your responsibility to follow all FDA regulations. We cannot offer any advice on where to buy the products and ingredients that are listed in our recipes if they are not sold by Natures Garden. When you use Natures Garden recipes and/or raw ingredients, you are agreeing to indemnify Natures Garden against any liability of performance, any lack of performance, or any problems that you encounter with the finished products.

Nov
21

Reindeer Poo Cold Process Soap Recipe


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Reindeer Poo Cold Process Soap RecipeReindeer Poo Cold Process Soap Recipe

Today we are going to be talking about cold process soap making. This is a popular method of making  various creations of soap, so it is good to know all about it! If you have never experimented with cold process soap before, there is a lot to learn about. This particular CP soap recipe uses the very popular Natures Garden scent Reindeer Poo fragrance oil, which gives a fun Christmas scent to your soap. This is a great fragrance to use around Christmas because it a blend of eucalyptus and pine. Let’s get started on making our Reindeer Poo Cold Process Soap Recipe!

Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Other Supplies That You Will Need:

Distilled Water
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Rubber Spatula
Scale
Stick Blender
Vinegar
Piping Bag
Decorating Tip for Piping Bag
Saran Wrap

Total Recipe Weights for Cold Process Soap:

344 grams Distilled Water
126 grams Lye
18 grams Sodium Lactate
(added to cooled lye solution)

136 grams Palm Oil
181 grams Mango Butter
226 grams Coconut Oil 76
181 grams Sunflower Oil
90 grams Castor Oil
90 grams Grapeseed Oil
45 grams Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil
45 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

Colorants for Green Soap:
4 grams FUN Soap Colorant Neon Green
2 grams FUN Soap Colorant Kelly Green

Colorant For White Soap:
7 grams Titanium Dioxide
Mixed with a small amount of soaping oils

Colorant For Red Soap:
4 grams FUN Soap Colorant Tomato Red

Before we get started, it is important that you always clean and sanitize your work area and all of the packaging materials you will be using. You do not want soap making supplies to mix together from past creations, and you want to be extra careful with everything when using lye. We would also suggest that you wear safety glasses, gloves, a face mask, and protective clothing.

You can check out our Basic CP Soap Making Class to become familiar with this process before hand. We would also advise that you read about our Soap Making Safety Class before attempting to make any cold process soap if you have not made it before. Taking the proper precautions when making soap is a must.

Cold Process Soap

Cold process soap is made from the chemical reaction that happens when you mix together water, oils, and lye. As you may have heard before, this type of soap has no element of heat added to it when forming all of your soap creations. This is the main difference between cold process soap and hot process soap. Since there is no heat added, the curing time is much longer than it would take for hot process soap to cure. One benefit of cold process soap recipes is that your overall finished product will look nicer and more pristine. It may take longer to have the soap completed and ready to use, but it is worth the wait for an awesome end result! This recipe will provide you with three pounds of soap. Before we move on to making the cold process soap, it is important that we understand what goes into it.

Soap Making SuppliesSoap Making Supplies: Some of the Ingredients We Will Be Using

Before we begin creating the reindeer poo cold process soap recipe, let’s take a closer look at some of the ingredients that we will be working with.

Reindeer Poo Fragrance OilReindeer Poo Fragrance Oil

This Christmas season, laugh, have fun, and embrace a good sense of humor.  When creating Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil, Natures Garden did just that!  This holiday fragrance will lift your spirits, and add a little magic to your life!  This scent starts with top notes of apples and pears. Then, those top notes are followed by middle notes of eucalyptus, pine, and geranium. Finally, it is balanced with bottom notes of patchouli, vanilla, and cedarwood. Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil is both a Natures Garden original and a best selling fragrance oil!

FUN Soap ColroantsFUN Soap Colorants

The FUN Soap Colorants from Natures Garden are perfect for soap making. These colorants are pigments dispersed in vegetable glycerin. They don’t morph in cp soap. They are great for soap making because they allow you to create beautiful vibrant colors that will hold up to the saponification process.

Sodium Hydroxide LyeSodium Hydroxide Lye
The first step in our recipe is to prepare the lye solution. Before doing so, I would like to get the chance to educate you about lye. Lye is used in all kinds of soap, and you can not make soap without it! Sodium Hydroxide is the chemical name for lye. Lye is a necessity for making soap because it is an emulsifier, while soap is an emulsion. Soap is made up of different butters, oils, and water. Using basic chemistry, we know that water and oil do not mix with each other. In order to get them to mix, we need to add an emulsifier to it. Lye allows the butters, oils, and water that are needed to create soap to combine together, which otherwise would not be possible without this chemical reaction. Another type of soap to make is melt and pour. This is made differently than cold process soap, and the main difference between them is that melt and pour soap has already previously undergone the chemical reaction with lye. Therefore, even though you are not working directly with lye, your soap base was still created using it. 

Preparing the Lye SolutionPreparing the Lye Solution

To prepare the lye solution, measure out 126 grams of Lye and 344 grams of distilled water. Slowly and in intervals, add the water to the lye solution. Never add water to Lye, as it can create a volcanic effect. With each interval, add a small amount of lye and stir slowly until it dissolves. Allow the Lye to completely dissolve and to cool to room temperature before moving on. At this point,
 add 18 grams of sodium lactate to your cooled lye solution. 

Preparing the Soaping OilsPreparing the Soaping Oils

Now, we can take the time to prepare the soaping oils that we will use in this recipe. Begin by weighing out 136 grams of Palm Oil, 226 grams of Coconut Oil 76, 181 grams of Sunflower Oil, 90 grams of Castor Oil, 90 grams of Grapeseed Oil, and 181 grams of Mango Butter. Melt all of these ingredients together in a bowl. After combining and melting all of these oils together, allow them to cool to room temperature just like with the lye solution. Once they are cooled down, we can move onto the next step.

Combining the Oils and LyeCombining the Soaping Oils and the Lye Solution

After both the lye solution and the soaping oils have completely cooled down to around 110 degrees Fahrenheit, combine them together into one bowl. Add the lye solution to the soaping oils. Using a stick blender, stir the two together and to create an emulsification. Next, incorporate the Natures Garden Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil along with the vanilla white color stabilizer. Use the stick blender once again to blend all ingredients together.

Blending the Colorant into the Soap BatterAdding the FUN Soap Colorants

For the next step, we are going to divide the soap batter we have just mixed into three bowls with portions that are all of equal size. We will be making a white soap, a green soap, and a red soap to mix for this recipe. To the first bowl, which will be our white soap, add 7 grams of titanium dioxide mixed with a small amount of your soaping oils. Use the stick blender again to mix together and leave that bowl alone for now. To the second bowl, just add 4 grams of the neon green colorant and 2 grams of the Kelly green FUN Soap Colorant, then stick blend. To the third and final bowl, add the tomato red FUN Soap Colorant colorant and stick blend as well so that the color is fully incorporated.

Incorporating the Batters TogetherIncorporating the Batters Together

Now, we are going to pull an empty bowl for the next part. Beginning with the red soap batter you have created, drop several “plops” into it in a clockwise motion. Keep dropping these in different sections around the bowl until all of the red soap batter has been used. You are going to repeat this same process with the green batter, by placing it in different areas around the bowl than you did for the red batter. Lastly, repeat this step for the white soap batter. Place a spatula into the bowl and move it around in a circular motion throughout the bowl to create swirls. Once you are happy with your swirls, allow the soap batter to thicken.

Putting Your Soap Batter Into a Piping BagPutting Your Soap Batter Into a Piping Bag

Once your soap batter has reached a thick consistency that is similar to frosting, put it into a piping bag that has a rounded tip. These are just like the bags and tips you would use when applying frosting or icing onto cupcakes and other baked goods. This method is necessary to create the “poo” shape we want and to form your final product. If you do not have a decorating bag, you can use a gallon sized Ziploc bag.  You will just need to cut the corner and place the decorating in that corner.

The Finished Product!Your Finished Product!

Using the piping bag filled with the swirled and colorful soap batter, pipe it out onto a silicone mat as if you were frosting cupcakes. This motion will create the poop shape that you want for this creation! Piping this out will bring together the scent of the Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil with a life like form of colorful reindeer poo!

Cleaning Up the Work Station

After you have finished with this Reindeer Poo Cold Process Soap recipe, it is time to clean the work station. We wanted to give you some tips here because you were working with lye and it is important to be safe with the clean up process, just as it was for every step before hand. When your project is all said and done, you will need to wash all of the materials you used like you normally would. However, there may be residue left over from un-reacted lye. Since vinegar is acidic, it will take care of and neutralize the un-reacted lye on these surfaces so that the next time your materials will be ready to go! Once you have wiped everything down well with the vinegar, it will be safe to wash the materials with soap and water.

We hope that you have learned a lot about this method of soap making and all of the proper precautions to take. We hope it was a lot of fun creating this Reindeer Poo Cold Process Soap recipe! If you would like to reach out to Natures Garden and show us this and other creations that you make, follow and share with us!

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Nov
14

Olive Oil in Soap Making


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Olive Oil PomaceOlive Oil in Soap Making

At Natures Garden we have many different methods for soap making, which we like to share with our customers through website descriptions, recipes, pictures, and videos. You can hot process soap, cold process soap, or make melt and pour soap, as some examples. We also sell many different waxes, butters, and oils that you can use to make your soap. For instance, we have Joy Wax, Pillar of Bliss Wax, Shea butter, cocoa butter, castor oil, and what we will be discussing today: olive oil. You will be learning a lot about our Pomace Olive Oil and how to use olive oil in soap making. There are so many recipes on our website that use this product, which we will introduce you to. Whether you are trying this method out for the first time, or you are an experienced master at it, there is a lot to learn!

Pomace Olive Oil

Using olive oil in soap making is actually a very common method. It is generally the number one oil used in most soap makers’ recipes! This oil is easily available, easy to use, and highly beneficial, which is why it is so common. Pomace olive oil is both thick and rich in texture. It has a greener shade than some other olive oils out there that are more yellow in color. Extra virgin olive oil and Grade A oils are made from the pits of olives that go through solvent extraction. Once there have been multiple pressings and extractions, what is left over is what makes up the pomace grade olive oil.

There are multiple reasons that this is such a common ingredient in soap making. Many essential fatty acids are present in olive oil including palmitic, stearic, oleic, linoleic, and linolenic. Olive oil is rich in antioxidants and these ingredients provide benefits for the hair and the scalp when used in shampoo. They help promote health of the scalp, treat dry scalp, and can treat hair loss. It boosts hair growth because it massages and increases blood flow to the hair follicles as well. There are additional benefits that olive oil provides to the skin. It is incredibly moisturizing, which makes it a popular element of massage oils. Olive oil is used to make bars of soap that are a good hard texture. You can also use olive oil to make lip balms, scrubs, lotions, and more!

Castile Soap

Castile is one type of soap that is made from 100% olive oil. This type of soap contains only olive oil, lye, and water. There are many benefits to using this product. A major benefit of soap containing olive oil is that they are great for sensitive skin and dry skin. Castile soap is typical to use on babies because they have sensitive skin and this type of soap is highly conditioning and super gentle. Olive oil gives soap a moisturizing texture, nourishes and restores skin by making it feel extra smooth. Different kinds of soap have certain properties about them. Castile is made with 100% olive oil, which means it is not a cleansing soap. Other types of soap blend a few types of oils to balance out different properties, such as cleansing and conditioning. Bastille soap, for example, blends separate oils together to do this.

Bastille Soap

Another type of soap made from olive oil is called Bastille Soap. Unlike Castile soap, which is made with 100% olive oil, Bastille is made up of 75%. The olive oil is mixed with other oils as well, including coconut oil and castor oil. It is made up of water, lye, olive oil (75%), coconut oil 76 (20%), and castor oil (5%). As previously mentioned, olive oil is highly conditioning but not cleansing. Coconut oil is highly cleansing, but not conditioning, which causes this soap to balance itself out. The castor oil is high in conditioning, bubbly lather, and creamy lather. This helps the soap bubble better, have a softer texture for your skin, and nourishes dry skin. Without this balance, your soap could leave your skin dry and dehydrated. We have a list of soaping oil properties that you can help you understand the properties of soaping oils.

Marseille Soap

A third type of soap that contains olive oil is called Marseille. This type must contain at least 72% olive oil. Marseille soap is composed of some other vegetable oils, palm oil, and coconut oil. Palm oil adds hardness and creamy lathering properties to this soap, balancing out the conditioning of the olive oil. There are also benefits such that it is an anti-bacterial and it being a very gentle type of soap, which are both bonuses for your skin. This soap can also be used in shampoos, shaving soaps, and shower gels. There are many other products that it can be used to create as well, like laundry detergent, a jewelry cleaner, or a detergent for your dishwasher. Now we will get into some recipes from Natures Garden that contain olive oil that we would like to share with you!

Cold Process Soap Making Class

We are going to be mentioning some of our recipes that use olive oil and are cold processed soap. Before we begin, we would suggest taking a look at our FREE class for making cold process soap. If you are unfamiliar with this process and would like to gain a better understanding of it before attempting it yourself, this class can help with that. Cold process soap is made with fresh lye, which can be highly dangerous if it is not handled properly. Lye is used to make all soap and you need to be sure that you are taking the proper precautions. This is why it is important to educate yourself about the ingredients that you will be working with.

Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process SoapRecipes with Olive Oil: Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process Soap

We would like to talk about using olive oil to make cold process soap. This is our handcrafted recipe for Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process soap. This will provide you with four pounds of soap. In this recipe you are going to combine the olive oil with palm oil, coconut oil 76, fractionated coconut oil, castor oil, safflower oil, and Shea butter. Most soaps combine several oils with butters just like this one does. This mixture creates the soft and moisturizing properties that customers desire in soap and other products. The perfect blue swirls in this cold processed soap make the finished product look so beautiful. Another bonus is that it smells delicious because it is made with our Blueberry Cheesecake fragrance oil. This handcrafted cp soap recipe is unique in that we have used milk instead of water for a portion of our lye solution.

Doggy Shampoo Cold Process SoapRecipes with Olive Oil: Doggy Shampoo Cold Process Soap

This is such a fun recipe that anyone out there can create. We actually got this recipe idea when we saw cute cupcakes with dogs on them and thought we could turn it into soap! You will be able to get three doggy shampoo soaps out of this. They make the perfect addition to your shower routine and can also add something cute to your bathroom counter or shower shelf. It can be a cute gift to give to a friend as well.

This creation uses coconut oil 76, palm oil, castor oil, fractionated coconut oil, and of course, the olive oil. The combination of each of these oils makes this soap into a buttery, smooth texture. The overall product definitely has a strong conditioning component added to it by the olive oil. Our Sage Leaf Fragrance Oil adds scent to it, which is reminiscent of fresh sage leaves. You can also switch this recipe up and make it your own by shaping the dog however you want, or by adding different FUN soap colorants if you would like to.

Other Recipes That Use Olive Oil

Although olive oil is very common when making cold process soap, it can be used for other things as well. Many of our other homemade recipes use it as well, other than those with soap making. We have a large variety of these listed on our website, but the possibilities are endless when you have the creativity! The ones that we are going to be talking about today are our Black Cherry Bath Bomb and Fruity Rings Sugar Scrub.

Black Cherry BombBlack Cherry Bath Bomb

Taking a bath from time to time can be relaxing and rejuvenating to the body and the mind. You might even enjoy adding a bubbly bath bomb to the hot water. We have created many of these on our website with multiple fragrance oils, other types of oils, powders, and soap colorants to give them some color. To create your bubbly bath, hold the bath bomb underneath the hot water as you are filling up the tub. It will begin disintegrating, fizzing, and forming into a swirling bubble bath full of color and a strong, yummy scent. This recipe uses one of the Natures Garden original fragrances and this one is one of our top sellers: Black Cherry BOMB. It has a VERY strong scent of black cherry that is sweet but not overly sweet.

To make this, you will mix the olive oil in with the fragrance oil and the castor oil. These ingredients will moisturize your skin when you are taking a bath using this bath bomb. There are some dry ingredients that contribute to the softening of the skin and provide other benefits as well. The Beet Root Powder gives the pink and red color to the bath bomb and provides multiple nutrients such as beta carotene, vitamins B5, B1, and C. It also contains selenium, potassium, phosphorous, glycine, tyrosine, zinc, magnesium, and tryptophan. Bentonite Clay Powder helps clean skin impurities, helps with oily skin, and in this case, makes the bath bomb harder and more durable in order to disintegrate better. This recipe makes five large bath bombs, which lasts for a while!

Fruity Ring Sugar ScrubFruity Rings Emulsified Sugar Scrub

This Fruity Rings Sugar Scrub recipe will make eight 4 ounce jars of product, which is a lot! The directions are simple to follow, and the results will definitely leave your skin feeling silky smooth and rejuvenated. To make this scrub, combine the olive oil with sweet almond oil, cocoa butter deodorized, Shea butter, beeswax, and the emulsifying wax. Each one of these ingredients will help to create a sugar scrub that moisturizes exceptionally and thoroughly nourishes the skin on a deeper level.

Shea butter actually contains many of the same essential fatty acids that olive oil does. It has palmitic, stearic, linoleic, and oleic. We use Shea butter in many of our products because it has the perfect texture for loads of recipes. We use it to make lip gloss, lip balms, and many bath and body products including lotion, body scrubs, and of course, soap. When it is used to make soap, it can add really great conditioning and creamy lathering properties to it. There are some added aesthetic benefits to this sugar scrub as well, which we all love. It has a rainbow look to it when placed in the jar in layers, and give off the delicious scents of lemon, verbena, vanilla sugar, and grapefruit that flow wonderfully together!

All of the recipes we have mentioned in this blog are our very own and have all been handmade. We hope that you have enjoyed getting to learn more about pomace olive oil and how useful it can be for your soap making!

Oct
29

Awesome Autumn Scents


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Awesome Autumn ScentsAwesome Autumn Scents

We have many awesome autumn scents available at Nature’s Garden for this fall. There are so many to choose from, but here are some of our favorites!  Any of these would be amazing in your next project! We have listed a few for people with a sweet tooth, all the way through nature inspired fragrances!

 

 

 

Autumn Magic Fragrance OilsAwesome Autumn Scents: Autumn Magic Fragrance Oil

There are so many things that come to mind when fall pops around the corner! We made a fragrance oil that embodies this natural phenomenon.  Autumn magic has wonderful top notes of lemon and apple, followed with the perfect amounts of anise, cinnamon, and ginger. There is a solid base of woods, musk, and vanilla. This is a Nature’s Garden original and one of our best sellers!

Top Notes:  lemon, apple, autumn mums
Mid Notes:  cinnamon, anise, ginger
Base Notes: vanilla, mahogany woods, mus

Awesome Autumn Scents: Autumn Wreath Type Fragrance OilAwesome Autumn Scents: Autumn Wreath Type Fragrance Oil

This is a fragrance oil that is sure to warm the soul. It is a blend of the warmth and cheer of fall time! Your house will smell wonderful with this fragrance greeting you at the door. The mixture of Autumn leaves fresh off the tree, cinnamon apples, and the perfect blend of spices. One of the amazing fragrance oils from Natures Garden that you won’t forget after the first time you use it!

Top Notes:  pear, apple, peach, coconut
Mid Notes:  cinnamon, clove, nutmeg
Base Notes:  vanilla, cedar, musk, woods, pine, autumn leaves

 

Awesome Autumn Scents:Balsam and Cedar Fragrance OilAwesome Autumn Scents: Balsam and Cedar Fragrance Oil

Balsam and Cedar is a very popular fragrance within the industry, so we brought the be quality scent that we could find. Its balance is what makes it so sought after! The woody mix of pine, cedarwood, sweet balsam, with a little touch of eucalyptus gives it a hearty base. Top notes of orange, raspberry, and plum give a sweet smell to the fragrance. With some lily and carnation to pull the fragrance together. This is a blend that will work really well in soap or candle products. The earthy notes make it stand out!

Top Notes:  orange, raspberry, plum
Mid Notes:  lily, carnation, hyacinth
Base Notes:  balsam, pine, eucalyptus, cedarwood

Awesome Autumn Scents: Candy Corn Fragrance OilAwesome Autumn Scents: Candy Corn Fragrance Oil

Next, we embraced everyone’s favorite candy for the holiday. We have come up with a breathtaking mixture of warm vanilla with the slightest hints of butter and almond. This fragrance oil will have you thinking about opening a fresh bag of candy corn! The fragrance oil won’t make you feel self-conscious about going overboard.

Awesome Autumn Scents: Caramelized Crimson Pear Fragrance OilAwesome Autumn Scents: Caramelized Crimson Pear Fragrance Oil

We wanted to switch things up with this sweet pear fragrance oil from Nature’s Garden that will have you drooling! This is an original that we created for our customers. We hope you like it as much as we do! The perfect ripe crimson pear coated in a caramelized brown sugar,  with homemade maple butter, with just a touch of honey and vanilla creates a unique scent. This will fill your house with a fragrance that will have people wondering where you got it!

Top Notes: Crimson Pear, Apple, Banana
Mid Notes: Maple, Brown Sugar, Caramel
Base Notes: Vanilla

Awesome Autumn Scents: Cinnabun Type Fragrance OilAwesome Autumn Scents: Cinnabun Type Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Nature’s Garden is one of our favorites! Growing up, cinnabuns were only made for special occasions.  Now that we’re older, we can make them when we choose to, but why not have your home smelling like them all year round? Our fragrance will have you craving the real thing. We made a fragrance that will make you feel less guilty about indulging yourself.

Top Notes: cinnamon, cassis, butter
Mid Notes: clove, sugar, maple, cream cheese
Base Notes: vanilla glaze, baked dough

Awesome Autumn Scents: Clove Fragrance OilAwesome Autumn Scents: Clove Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil from Nature’s Garden has become a bestseller. It is a strong clove scent that is matched with notes of cinnamon and ginger. Another fragrance that has memories of the holiday for all of us. There is nothing like opening a jar of cloves to put into your favorite holiday dish! Well, this fragrance oils might not be the real thing but it sure does smell like the real thing!

 

Awesome Autumn Scents: Country Bumpkin Fragrance OilAwesome Autumn Scents: Country Bumpkin Fragrance Oil

We took our time creating this outstanding fragrance! It takes some of the best elements from the country and brings them right to your home. Country Bumpkin is a best seller for a reason. Sitting on the front porch while dinner is finishing are some of the best times. This warm fragrance will take you back to sitting on the porch with your family.

Awesome Autumn Scents: Cracklin Birch Fragrance OilAwesome Autumn Scents: Cracklin Birch Fragrance Oil

This fragrance resembles a breath of fresh air in the winter, without the cold! We created a blend of fragrances to create this wonderful scent. Its sophisticated blend overall makes it phenomenal. Its top notes start with bergamot, orange, and lemon. The middle notes of geranium, lily, and rose give it a nice floral touch, with a solid base of patchouli, vetiver, and tonka beans. The creation of Nature’s Garden best seller was born!

Awesome Autumn Scents: Fresh Fallen Leaves Fragrance OilAwesome Autumn Scents: Fresh Fallen Leaves Fragrance Oil

This time of year, we are getting our houses and yards ready for winter. As kids it is simpler -we racked leaves to jump into the pile. Trying to create a bottle of fragrance oil that brought that memory back to all of our customers was tough. However, we think we did it! This scent resembles leaves that have just hit the ground! We just didn’t  make you put them into a pile! The fragrance that just screams, “It’s Fall!”  

Awesome Autumn Scents: Frosted Pumpkin Type Fragrance OilAwesome Autumn Scents: Frosted Pumpkin Type Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil from Nature’s Garden is our version of a famous scent. The fragrance oil starts with top notes of citrusy lemon, leading to middle notes of creamy pumpkin, with a touch of nutmeg and ginger. The base of the fragrance oil is maple sugar and vanilla frosting. It is no surprise that this a very popular fragrance. It speaks for itself!

Top Notes:  Citrusy Lemon
Mid Notes:  Creamy Pumpkin, Nutmeg, Ginger
Base Notes: Maple Sugar, Vanilla Frosting

Awesome Autumn Scents: Grandma's Kitchen Fragrance OilAwesome Autumn Scents: Grandma’s Kitchen Fragrance Oil

There is no feeling like being in Grandma’s kitchen! Growing up, we sat on the counter and helped make all kinds of dishes. This is a memory we cherish, so we wanted to bring our Grandma’s Kitchen to your home. This time of year was always the best – you could smell so many goodies all throughout the house! Grandma’s Kitchen is a creamy vanilla with a simple touch of cinnamon sticks.

Awesome Autumn Scents: Granny's Pecan Pie Fragrance OilAwesome Autumn Scents: Granny’s Pecan Pie Fragrance Oil

We all know it’s getting to be Fall when you walk into your grandma’s house and she’s baking a fresh pecan pie! We wanted to create that memory for you. This fragrance oil is amazing. It will have your home smelling just like Granny’s house at Thanksgiving. The fragrance oil has the scent of fresh southern pecans and pralines, with sweet butter and finished with a baked crust. This will have you wanting a fresh pie for the holidays. It has become a Nature’s Garden best seller.

Awesome Autumn Scents: Harvest Moon Fragrance OilAwesome Autumn Scents: Harvest Moon Fragrance Oil

The blend for this fragrance oil combines uncommon combinations. It’s scary how good this scent has come out! Our creation has been a best seller for Autumn for a reason. It has an earthy base of spruce, woods, Douglas fir, cedar, and white musk. There are middle notes of juniper berries and eucalyptus! This blend has just a splash of fresh pear, blueberries, and pineapple to set it apart from the rest!

Awesome Autumn Scents: Hillbilly Homebrew Fragrance OilAwesome Autumn Scents: Hillbilly Homebrew Fragrance Oil

This is a staple at Fall festivities in the country, so we brought it to the market to share with our customers! It is an aroma of fresh cider, with simple hints of oak, cinnamon bark and cloves, finished with a touch of wildberries to sweeten things up. Hillbilly Homebrew has become a favorite within our company. Try it out for your next product. It makes the perfect candle or wax melt!

Awesome Autumn Scents: Hot Baked Apple Pie Fragrance OilAwesome Autumn Scents: Hot Baked Apple Pie Fragrance Oil

There is nothing like a fresh apple pie during the holidays. Add a scoop of ice cream and you made the perfect dessert. We think that this fragrance smells so close to the real thing! The notes of fresh cut granny smith apples coated in butter, cream, and cinnamon, with the base of a fresh flaky crust. Add this to your must tries for Fall, we know you will not be disappointed!

Awesome Autumn Scents: Maple Sugar Fragrance OilAwesome Autumn Scents: Maple Sugar Fragrance Oil

Nature’s Garden wanted to find a fragrance oil that would sweeten up your next project. I think we did just that! This fragrance smells like one of our favorite breakfast items. There is nothing like fresh maple syrup! ( Besides bacon to go along with it!) This fragrance oil has the aroma of mouth watering maple sugar and fresh butter. The simplicity of this fragrance is what makes it so perfect.

Awesome Autumn Scents: Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Fragrance OilAwesome Autumn Scents: Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Fragrance Oil

Oatmeal raisin cookies have always had a love/hate relationship due to raisin nonbelievers. This fragrance oil solved that problem by allowing raisin critics to indulge in a warm oatmeal raisin cookie, minus the raisin. It has a perfect blend of cinnamon and clove with a touch of orange. There is a slight nutty base that smells just like the real thing! It is a strong scent that will take well into a candle, leaving your home smelling wonderful. This fragrance oil will make you crave a cookie with an ice cold glass of milk! (Raisin optional, of course!)

Awesome Autumn Scents: Poison Pie Fragrance OilAwesome Autumn Scents: Poison Pie Fragrance Oil

This Nature’s Garden original might just have your heart stop from smelling it! The mixture starts with fresh blueberries, fresh cut granny smith apples, smothered in homemade butter, cream, and cinnamon finished with a perfectly baked crust. This blend is one of my personal favorites!

Awesome Autumn Scents: Pumpkin Cheesecake Fragrance OilAwesome Autumn Scents: Pumpkin Cheesecake Fragrance Oil

During Thanksgiving, dessert has always been one of our favorite parts. We wanted to combine two of the best desserts, so we found this amazing fragrance oil! The fragrance oil smells fantastic, with the top notes of cinnamon, cardamon, and Vermont maple. The middle notes of whipped cream, rum, cream cheese, caramelized sugar, and french vanilla. With a solid base of pumpkin puree, this is a Nature’s Garden best seller for the Fall season. This Thanksgiving, it might just inspire you to make your own pumpkin cheesecake!

Awesome Autumn Scents: Pumpkin Pie Spice Fragrance OilAwesome Autumn Scents: Pumpkin Pie Spice Fragrance Oil

We wanted to find a pumpkin fragrance oil that embodied this time of year, without being too sweet this is it! The simple fragrance that combines sweet cream pumpkin, with a touch of the best accompaniments of nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, and a bit of ginger, finished with buttery vanilla! This has become a customer favorite of the years, once you smell it you will know why.

Awesome Autumn Scents: Red Hot Cinnamon Fragrance OilAwesome Autumn Scents: Red Hot Cinnamon Fragrance Oil

This spicy fragrance is popular all year round! We made it to spice up our homes for Autumn. The classic candy Red Hots have been around for as long as we can remember. This fragrance oil replicated the smell of the candy! It is a favorite among our customers through Fall and especially Halloween.

 

Sweet Potato Brown Sugar Fragrance OilAwesome Autumn Scents: Sweet Potato and Brown Sugar Fragrance Oil

Sweet potato casserole is one of our family’s favorite dishes for the holidays. We can never get enough! When we found this amazing fragrance, we knew it would become a staple throughout the holiday season! It is so delicious to smell, and we are proud to bring it to all of you! It is a sensational aroma of brown sugar and honey drizzled over fresh sweet potatoes. This boldly sweet fragrance will have you craving the holidays.

Awesome Autumn Scents: Tricks or Treats Fragrance OilAwesome Autumn Scents: Tricks or Treats Fragrance Oil

This Nature’s Garden original was inspired by the best parts of Halloween! That doesn’t mean you have to use it only for Halloween, it will be perfect all Fall. The fragrance oil begins with pumpkin, persimmon, and apple, with strong notes of blueberries, elderberries, currants, orange and cinnamon. It has subtle base notes of sugarcane and vanilla!

Other Awesome Autumn Scents

This list is only a few of our fragrance oils that we have available. Be sure to check out Natures Garden’s other awesome Autumn scents! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. With the holidays coming up, don’t forget to make your home smell amazing when all the family comes together! You can find other craft ideas for the fall from Woman’s Day.

Oct
16

Sandalwood MP Soap Recipe


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Sandalwood MP SoapSandalwood MP Soap Recipe

This Sandalwood MP Soap Recipe Is simply amazing! It will have you feeling squeaky clean and smelling fantastic! The natural base is perfect for soap. It is also great for your skin. It will have you smiling when you use it. The layered soap will make an amazing finished product. It will rival any designer soap! It is simple to make. Why not make soap that you know exactly what is in it? We hope you enjoy this recipe!

Sandalwood MP Soap Ingredients

Other ingredients and equipment:

  • Rubbing Alcohol (in spray bottle)
  • Mixing Bowls (two small, and at least one large)
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Scale
  • Hand Mixer

Ingredients Spotlight

Before we begin creating our sandalwood melt and pour soap recipe, we will spotlight some of the ingredients that we will be uses. So, below, we will look at a few of the details and benefits of some of the ingredients we are working with today.

Sandalwood Fragrance OilSandalwood Fragrance Oil

Natures Garden’s Sandalwood Fragrance Oil is perfect for anyone who loves the woods!  How can we get nature in a bottle? This fragrance oil has come close to it! We were challenged to try and create a fragrance oil for people who are in love with mother nature! It smells just like you’re in the woods surrounded by thick trees and flowers. This wonderful fragrance has an earthy and robust tone. A perfect mix of woody bouquet of cedar and sandalwood. With a simple touch of rose and jasmine to give it a nice balance. This fragrance oil will be perfect for all kinds of projects. This Sandalwood MP soap recipe is a great way to show it off!

SOYA MILK Melt and Pour Soap BaseSOYA MILK Melt and Pour Soap Base

The soya milk melt and pour soap base comes in two pound slabs. The soap base has lines on them for easy measuring and cutting what you need. It is an all natural base with no added detergents. It contains skin loving oils like coconut oil and sunflower oil. When washing with this mp soap base it will make your skin squeaky clean!

Whipped Soap BaseWhipped Soap Base

This whipped soap base will leave your skin feeling soft and moisturized. It has a very bright white color. You can use this for a multitude of products including bath frosting, body butters, foaming scrubs, and shaving cream! Just whip the base with a mixer, it’s that easy. If you want it to harden so that you can create mp soap, simply mix in a little bit of the melt and pour soap base and some vegetable glycerin.  You can even add fragrance oil and soap colorant.

Cocoa PowderCocoa Powder

When thinking of cocoa powder, we all think of chocolate and hot cocoa. I know I do! The cocoa tree comes from Central and South America. It was first exported in 1585 to Europe. There are a lot of uses for this ingredient! Including foods, skin care, hair care,
soaping, and medicinal purposes. Who knew cocoa could be good for so many things? Cocoa powder contains many minerals important for the body. There are many benefits to using this organic cocoa powder on your skin. It promotes healthy skin and skin cell development! To learn more head to Nature’s Garden Cocoa Powder Class.

Himalayan Pink Salt Coarse GroundHimalayan Pink Salt Coarse Ground

Himalayan sea salt is a pure salt that has a light pink color that can very from red to white. It’s actually extracted from hand due to traditions! It is originally formed from fossil deposits over 250 million years ago! It’s been used for centuries. It contains minerals important to the body including copper, magnesium, potassium, and other incredible minerals. It’s thought to be one of the purest salts on earth! Common bath and body products are soaps, scrubs, bath products and aromatherapy products. It has incredible medicinal and therapeutic benefits!

Weights for your Sandalwood MP Soap Recipe

Rose Layer Weights

5 grams of rose clay
12 grams of vegetable glycerin
340 grams of soya melt and pour soap base
17 grams of Sandalwood fragrance oil

Brown Layer Weights

5 grams of cocoa powder
5 drops of black oxide colorant
10 drops of brown oxide colorant
340 grams of soya melt and pour soap base
17 grams of Sandalwood fragrance oil

White Layer Weights

227 grams of soya melt and pour soap base
11 grams of Sandalwood fragrance oil

Whipped Soap Weights

207 grams of whipped soap base
20 grams Sandalwood fragrance oil
207 grams of soya melt and pour soap base

Preparations Before Creating the MP Soap

Clean and sanitize your work area and all of your equipment as well as your packaging materials. Make sure you have enough room to work. Grab all of your ingredients now so you will have them in reach. When trying a new recipe, it is easier to have all the necessities so you are able to focus on the what you need to do.  It is suggested that you wear gloves, protective clothing, and a hair net while preparing this recipe.  In addition, prepare a spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol. The alcohol will help prevent you from getting air bubbles in the top of your soap.

 

Preparing Your Soap ColorantsPreparing Your Soap Colorants

Now, you will need to prepare the colorants.  We will use a combination of rose clay and tomato red FUN Soap Colorant for the pink.  For the brown colorant, we will use a combination of the cocoa powder and brown and black oxides.

Preparing Rose Clay Soap ColorantPreparing Rose Clay Soap Colorant

You will need a small mixing bowl for this. Add the 5 grams of rose clay. Then start adding about 12 grams of vegetable glycerin.  Stir the vegetable glycerin slowly. You’re looking for a completely emulsified paste. Once completely blended, set it aside.

Preparing Brown Soap ColorantPreparing Brown Soap Colorant

Grab another small mixing bowl. Slowly add 5 grams of cocoa powder and then add 12 grams of vegetable glycerin. Once that mixture is completely combined, add 5 drops of black oxide colorants and 10 drops brown oxide colorant to deepen the color. Then, stir to completely combine the paste!

Preparing The Brown Layer of SoapPreparing the Brown Layer of Soap

In a clean medium microwave safe mixing bowl, add 340 grams of soya milk melt and pour soap base. Begin melting the soap base in short 30-second increments. Make sure to stir in between each burst. Once completely melted, add the 17 grams of sandalwood fragrance oil from Natures Garden. Then, add the brown soap colorant. Stir the soap base until it is completely combined.

Pouring the Brown Layer into the MoldPouring the Brown Layer into the Mold

Slowly pour the brown soap mixture into the mold. Once all the soap is in the two pound loaf mold, spray the soap layer with rubbing alcohol to remove any lingering air bubbles. This step gets rid of the air bubbles to give you an smooth finish. Set this aside to allow it to set up before moving on.

Preparing the White Soap LayerPreparing the White Soap Layer

Once the brown layer is set up, we can begin making the white layer of soap. Start by adding the 227 grams of soya milk melt and pour soap base. Completely melt the mp soap just like you did in the previous step. Then, add 11 grams of sandalwood fragrance oil. Stir the mixture until you’re sure the oil is thoroughly integrated.

Pouring the White Layer Into the MoldPouring the White Layer Into the Mold

Start by spraying the previous layer of brown soap with your alcohol. This will ensure that your soap layers adhere to each other. When you’re sure your white layer of soap is completely blended with the fragrance oil, begin adding your white soap base to the loaf mold. Then, spray your white layer of soap with your alcohol. Finally, allow time for it to set up before continuing.

Preparing the Pink Soap LayerPreparing the Pink Soap Layer

Now, we will prepare the pink layer of soap. Begin by adding 340 grams of soya melt and pour soap base into a clean and dry mixing bowl. Melt the soap base and stir to make sure all clumps are gone. Once thoroughly melted, add 17 grams of the Sandalwood fragrance oil and the rose clay colorant that you prepared earlier. Stir the mixture until everything is completely blended together.

Pouring The Pink Soap LayerPouring The Pink Soap Layer

Start by spraying the white layer of soap with rubbing alcohol. This will ensure that this layer and the next layer adhere to each other. Then, pour the pink soap base on top of your white layer. Once you have all of your base into the mold, respray your pink layer to remove any air bubbles. Place it aside, allowing time for it to fully set before moving on. You’re starting to get close to your perfect Sandalwood MP Soap.

Preparing The Whipped SoapPreparing The Whipped Soap

In a large mixing bowl, put 207 grams of the whipped soap base into the bowl. Then, add 20 grams of Sandalwood fragrance oil. Next, add 20 grams of the vegetable glycerin. Use a hand mixer to completely combined the ingredients. Keep mixing the whipped soap base until it has the same consistency as whipped cream.

Adding the Soy Soap Base To The Whipped SoapAdding the Soy Soap Base To The Whipped Soap

Alright, now that you have finished getting the consistency you need for the whipped soap, weigh out the last remaining 207 grams of Soya Milk Melt and Pour soap base. Melt the soap base the same as you did in the previous steps. Once satisfied that there are no chunks of soap left unmelted, add the soya melt and pour and quickly mix the ingredients with a hand mixer, until all the melt and pour soap base is in your whipped soap bowl. Again, you’re looking for a whipped cream consistency!

Adding The Finished Whipped Soap On Top

When going to add the final layer of soap, spray the top of the pink soap in the mold with the alcohol to ensure that the whipped soap adheres to the pink soap. Once you have sprayed the soap, you can go ahead and add the whipped soap on top of the pink layer. When adding the next layer, try to keep some peaks to the whipped soap. This will give you an added texture, while also looking like a neapolitan cake.

Topping the Sandalwood MP SoapTopping the Sandalwood MP Soap

Next, add the final touch to your layered soap. While the whipped is still wet, add the Himalayan pink salt. We used about two tablespoons. However, you can use more or less if you choose to. Sprinkle this evenly on top. Let the soap dry and completely set up.

Cutting the Sandalwood MP SoapCutting the Sandalwood MP Soap

After your soap has setup, you will be able to cut it to your desired thicknesses. Place the soap in the mitre box. Then, use the cutter to slice your soap to the thickness of your choosing. Once you cut the soap into individual bars it is ready to use! This makes the perfect bar of soap for the shower or washing your face and hands. We hope you love this Sandalwood MP Soap Recipe as much as we do!

Hopefully you have had an amazing experience making your Sandalwood MP soap. We were inspired to create this project due to the amazing benefits of Himalayan pink sea salt. So, we wanted to make a soap to showcase it! In fact some of the staff of Natures Garden love pink salt so much that they go to pink salt rooms.  To read more about Himalayan salt therapy, you can check it out at Kalahari Resort Website!

Oct
10

Fall Leaves MP Soap Recipe


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Fall Leaves MP SoapFall Leaves MP Soap Recipe

You know it’s fall when the colors of the leaves on the trees begin to change. Autumn is always a season of change, as the colors of the leaves can resemble the changing atmosphere outside. The air also starts to begin to cool down, and everything outside seems to resemble its final stages of beauty before winter hits. Our Fall Leaves MP Soap Recipe is a great way to incorporate these magnificent colors of fall into your home.

 

Fall Leaves MP Soap Recipe Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Maple Whiskey Toddy Fragrance Oil
Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base
Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
Red Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Orange Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant
White 8 oz Bullet Bottle
24/410 White Fine Mist Sprayer

 

Other Ingredients and Supplies You’ll Need:
Scale
Small Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Paint Brush
Rubbing Alcohol (in a bullet bottle)
Wax Paper
Baking Pan
Leaves

Different Types of Leaves

The fun aspect of this recipe is that there are a lot of different types of leaves that you can choose from. I’m going to highlight some different types of common leaves. This should help you decide which leaves you’d want to use for this recipe. Just know that some leaves can come in rounded shapes, pointy shapes, or even very narrow shapes. Depending on where you live can affect your access to different types of leaves. Outlined below are some more common leaves that you can find almost anywhere.

Options for Different Types of Leaves

For a larger, more full leaf you could decide to go with the Maple leaf which will give you almost a star shaped leaf. If you wanted a smooth, rounded leaf you could also use a Southern Magnolia. For a smaller, more rounded leaf, the Hickory might be what you are looking for. Another pretty leave that you can use is the Red Maple. The Red Maple leaf has three, rigid triangular points on its end that are unique to the shape of the leaf. There are many more shapes and sizes that you can use, it’s up to you to decide what you want.

Fall Leaves MP Soap Recipe: Ingredient Spotlight

Before we begin creating the Fall Leaves MP Soap Recipe, Let’s take a closer look at some of the ingredients that we will be using.

Maple Whiskey Toddy Fragrance OilFeaturing Maple Whiskey Toddy Fragrance Oil

Maple Whiskey Toddy is commonly used as a warm, after dinner drink that is mostly enjoyed in the cooler months of fall. This warm beverage first entices the user with notes of maple and rum, which is then followed by a smooth vanilla base and buttery caramelized sugar. This fragrance oil can be used to create handcrafted soap. In addition to soap, when used in candle making, this fragrance will leave a nice, strong aroma for your home. This fragrance can be used in candle waxes, potpourri, bath oils, lotions, and cleaning products as well. The possibilities are endless! Use this maple fragrance oil to bring the warm sensations of fall into your home.

Top Notes:  Vanilla Essence, Lemon Peel, Chilled Whiskey Accord
Mid Notes: Amber Blooms, Vermont Maple Syrup Accord, Damask Rose
Base Notes: White Tonka Beans, Frosted Musk, White Cedarwood

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour SoapUses for Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap from Natures Garden Soap Making Supplies has a high moisturizing content and is great for lathering qualities in any homemade soap recipe. The higher the amount of lather in the soap, the more suds it will create as you use it. This soap base is very fun to use in recipes where you want to bring out any vibrant colors in your soap.

 

Vanilla White Color StabilizerUses for Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

There are a lot of different aqueous bases that tend to have color stability problems from vanillin and other aromatic ingredients. Vanilla White Color Stabilizer can be used in any soap making or bath products that you create for keeping the original true color in your creation.

Gathering the LeavesGathering the Leaves

The first step is to gather leaves. Some good places to gather them include the local park, your backyard, or in a forest.  We used different types and sizes of leaves for making this recipe. We collected around 30 leaves. Regardless of this number, we were still able to reuse some of the leaves a few times. The size of the leaves will impact how much this recipe will yield. Using larger leaves will produce a smaller amount of Fall Leaves when making this Nature’s Garden soap recipe.  After collecting the leaves, place them on a wax paper lined pan. Putting the leaves on the wax paper will ensure that they peel off easier. In addition, it will keep your work area clean. This will guarantee the best result with your Fall Leaves Soap Recipe.

Melting the Melt and Pour SoapMelting the Melt and Pour Soap

This next step to take is to prepare your soap base for melting. Use your soap cutter to cut and weigh 40 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base. Cutting the soap into smaller chunks will make the process of melting the soap easier. Next, take the soap and place it in a microwave safe bowl or container. Microwave the chunks of soap. Depending on your microwave, it can take less than 15 seconds to melt the soap. The soap needs to be melted completely, otherwise; your soap won’t look as smooth as it could look.  

Coloring the MP SoapColoring the MP Soap

After the soap is completely melted, the next step is coloring the MP soap base. The fun part about this recipe is that you can add any color to the soap base and layer on any color onto the leaf. You can set up multiple bowls, all with 40 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base. Then, once you are finished painting your leaves with that color, you can start this process over and create another color of soap. We don’t recommend creating all of your colors at once because the soap will setup too quickly if you create more than one at a time.

Different Types of Color Combinations

There are many different color combinations that are available to you in this recipe. So, when creating this recipe, we found that the first few layers will create a translucent look. Once we added about four layers it created a solid leaf that you could not see through.  So, we used this to our advantage. For example, if you add a layer of red oxide colored soap and a second layer of the Kelly green, then you can get a leaf a beautiful red- green combo. Another color combination is Yellow with the Kelly Green which will give you a vibrant yellow-green color. You can also try the Orange Oxide with the Red Oxide colorant to give you a bright red-orange colored leaf that will stand out from the rest of the colors. There are a lot of other color combinations that you can experiment with.

Adding the Fragrance Oil to the SoapAdding the Fragrance Oil to the Soap

The next step is to add your fragrance to the mixed soap base. You want to add 2 grams of the Maple Whiskey Toddy Fragrance Oil. Then add 2 grams of the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. Fragrance oil with a vanillin content can cause discoloration in finished soap. The reason it does this is because fragrance oil will oxidize over time. To keep our mixture true to its color, we add the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to make sure we keep the original color we had in the bowl.  After adding the fragrance to the mixture, stir it thoroughly with the mixing spoons. 

Painting the Fall Leaf MP SoapPainting the Fall Leaf MP Soap

Take the paintbrush and paint each one of the leaves. You don’t want to apply too thick of a coat to make sure that you have enough of a soap base for all of the leaves.  After each leaf has been painted, spray it with rubbing alcohol and let it setup. After it has setup, begin spraying each leaf with the alcohol, then apply a second coat to it. The second coat doesn’t have to be the same color. You can layer whichever color you think would look the best. Keep repeating this process until you achieve 4 coats, or whichever thickness you desire. You should also know that with less layers, you will have more transparency. We did create some in this manner to give us a variety of leaves with different looks.

Removing the Soap from the LeavesRemoving the Soap from the Leaves

When the soap has finished setting up, you want to remove the soap from the leaf. To do this, you want to make sure to carefully peel away one end of the leaf, and slowly make your way across the leaf. Keep slowly peeling away the entire leaf as you don’t want it to break or crumble on you. After the soap portion of the leaf has been removed, it is ready to use!

Ways to Decorate your Home with These LeavesWays to Decorate your Home with These Leaves

You can choose any area of your home to decorate with these leaves. Some fun areas where that you can decorate with these leaves include the bathroom, kitchen, and any type of utility sink throughout the house. If you work outside in your garage, you can setup these leaves on the sink out in the garage to wash your hands off with afterward. the colors of these leaves can also be fun to incorporate into any kind of decorations that you setup for guests in your kitchen. There are many endless possibilities for how you can decorate your living area with these leaves.

Picking up leaves isn’t the only fun fall activity that you can do. There are a lot of different fall activities outlined in this Fall Festivals article from Country Living that you can do. Some of these activities include Pumpkin Patch Festivals, Apple Festivals, Corn Mazes, and many more. There are always many ways to enjoy your fall, and making this Fall Leaves Soap Recipe was just another way that you can bring the sensation of fall into your home.