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Apr
04

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe


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Raspberry Cold Process Soap RecipeRaspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe

Today, we will show you how to make our Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe.  We swirled the cp soap then, topped it with raspberry melt and pour embeds.  This cold process soap making recipe uses Natures Garden’s Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil.  This scent is a breeze to work with in cold process soap.  It gives you so much time to play.  In addition, it smells so strong and wonderful in the cured soap.  If you have not soaped with this scent, I highly recommend it!

Fresh Raspberry Fragrance OilRaspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil

Before we begin, let’s take a closer look at Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden.  We have searched literally 10 years for a nice, strong, true fresh raspberry scent that did not have oily green top notes.  This is an extraordinarily fresh raspberry fragrance oil by Natures Garden.  This raspberry scent performs perfectly in cp soap.  It showed no acceleration, no separation, no ricing, and no discoloration.  In addition, it was super strong after curing and is one of my personal favorite fragrance oils to soap with.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe: Soap Making Supplies Found at Natures Garden

Lye- Sodium Hydroxide
Coconut Oil 76
Avocado Oil
Grapeseed Oil
Cocoa Butter Deodorized
Shea Butter
Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Sunflower Oil
Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant
Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible
Large Square Tray Mold Market Mold
Clear 8 oz PET Bullet Bottle
White Fine Mist Sprayer 24/410
Safety Gloves
Safety Mask
Natures Garden Apron
Thermometer
Safety Glasses

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe: Other Soap Making Supplies You Will Need

Distilled Water
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Cutting Board
Wooden Skewers
Scale
Knife
Rubbing Alcohol (In a bullet bottle with sprayer)
Stick Blender
Raspberries and Blackberries Mold (www.flexiblemolds.com)
Vinegar

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Total Recipe Amounts for Raspberry Embeds:

150 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base
7 grams Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil
2 drops FUN Soap Colorant Ultramarine Violet
2 drop FUN Soap Colorant Neon Pink
3 drops FUN Soap Colorant Tomato Red

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Weigh Out Your Clear Soap Base

Weigh Out Your Clear Soap BaseFirst, we will weigh out and melt 150 grams of Natures Garden’s Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base.  Then, you will need to melt it in the microwave in 30 second increments.  You will want to continue to melt the soap only until it is in a liquid state.  You want to be careful not to over heat the base.  As it is melting, stir the base in between each 30-second burst.

I created one round of berries for this recipe, placing 1-3 berries on each bar.  This recipe created 23 berries which I used on my 9 bars of soap.  If you would like to add more berries on top of your soap, you can create more.  Each additional berry will require about 5 grams of soap.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Color Your MP Soap

Color Your MP Soap
Once you have your soap melted, it is time to add your soap colorant.  You will need to add 2 drops of ultramarine violet FUN Soap Colorant, 2 drops neon pink FUN Soap Colorant, and 3 drops tomato red FUN Soap Colorant.  Finally, stir to fully incorporate the colorant.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Add Your Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil

Next, it is time to add your fragrance oil.  For this recipe, we are using Natures Garden’s Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil.  So, at this time, add 7 grams of your Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Pour Your Soap into the Mold

Pour Your Soap into the MoldFinally, it is time to pour your soap into the mold.  You will need your raspberries/blackberries mold.  Then, pour your soap slowly into each cavity of the mold.  I also suggest using a container with a spout and emphasize slowly, as you can see, I may have overflowed my cavities a bit.  I was trying to take a picture and pour at the same time.  Once you have the soap in the mold, spray the soap with rubbing alcohol if you notice any air bubbles.  Allow them to setup before removing them from the mold.  If you have any overflow like I did, it will just remove very easily by tearing it off.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Lye Solution

Prepare Your Lye SolutionNow, you will prepare your lye solution.  First, weigh our 323 grams of distilled water.  Next, in a separate bowl, weigh out 116 grams of lye.  Then, slowly add the lye to the water.  You never want to add the water to the lye. Stir to completely dissolve the lye.  Set your lye solution aside for the moment and allow it to cool.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Prepare Your Oils

Prepare Your OilsWhile you are waiting for your lye solution to cool, prepare your oils.  In a deep mixing bowl, weigh out 212 grams of Coconut Oil 76, 128 grams of Avocado Oil, 42 grams of Grapeseed Oil, 85 grams of Cocoa Butter, 85 grams of Meadowfoam Seed Oil, 128 grams of Shea Butter, and 170 Sunflower Oil.  Then, melt your oils.  Once your oils are melted, set them aside to cool.  We want to allow both our soaping oils and our lye solution to cool to 100-110 degrees Fahrenheit.  You need their temperatures to be within 10 degrees of each other.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Colorants

Prepare Your ColorantsWhile you are waiting for your temperatures to drops, go ahead and get your colorants prepared.  First, we will prepare our titanium dioxide.  This will be used to create the white portion of the soap.  So, in a small bowl, weigh out 7 grams of titanium dioxide.  Then, mix them with a small amount of your soaping oils that you prepared.  Stir to create a paste like mixture.  This will help the titanium dioxide disperse more easily in your soap batter.  Next, you will need another small bowl.  To this bowl, add 6 grams of the neon pink soap colorant, 3 grams of tomato red colorant, and 7 grams of the violet colorant.  Use a mixing spoon to mix the colorants together.  Set your colorants aside, we will come back to them.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Sodium Lactate

Next, we will also prepare the sodium lactate.  Sodium lactate is added to the soap to help harden it a bit.  So, in a small bowl, weigh out 43 grams of sodium lactate.  Set this aside for now.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Fragrance Oil

Prepare Your Fragrance Oil

Before you begin putting together your soap batter, we have one last thing to prepare.  So, you will need one more small bowl.  In this bowl, we will add our Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil.  To the bowl, add 64 grams of the fragrance oil.  Also, set this bowl aside for later.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Preparing Your Soap Batter

Preparing Your Soap BatterNow, we will begin preparing our soap batter.  First, to your cooled lye solution, add your 43 grams of sodium lactate.  Slowly, stir your lye solution to incorporate the sodium lactate.  Next, add your lye solution to your soaping oils.  Then, use a stick blender to emulsify.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Add Your Fragrance Oil

Add Your Fragrance Oil

At this time, you will want to add your fragrance oil.  So, to your soap batter add the Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil that you weighed out.  Then, use your stick blender to incorporate the scent.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Separate Your Soap Batter

Separate Your Soap Batter
Now, we will begin separating the soap batter.  While we will be creating three colors, we will be separating it into four bowls.  So, to the first bowl, add 300 grams of soap batter.  Next, in the second bowl, you will also need to add 300 grams of soap batter.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe: Color Your Soap Batter

Color Your Soap BatterOne bowl containing 300 grams of soap batter will remain uncolored.  The second bowl that contains 300 grams of soap batter will be white.  So, to this bowl, add the titanium dioxide mixture you prepared.  Then, use your stick blender to incorporate the colorant.  Now, the white batter will need to be separated into two portions.  We will need to separate out about 100 grams of soap.  So, add 100 grams of the white batter to a small bowl.  You will use this portion in a later step to top your soap.  You can set it aside for now.  The remaining white soap will be swirled into the main portion of your soap.  To the larger portion of the soap, add your raspberry colorant that you prepared with the red, pink, and purple FUN Soap Colorants.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Creating the Soap

Finally, it is time to add the soap batter to the mold.  So, with your mold in front of you, you will begin creating your soap.  Pour the soap in vertical strips in the mold.  While most of your strips should be pink, some you will use the white and uncolored soap batter.  Continue this process until you have filled your mold.

Creating the SoapOnce you have filled your mold, you are ready to swirl your soap batter.  You will need your wooden skewer.  Then, place the tip wooden skewer into the soap batter.  Move the skewer in a circular motion to create swirls throughout the soap.  When you are happy with your swirls, remove the skewer from the batter.  Lastly, very gently tap your soap mold on your table top to remove any air bubbles.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Topping Your Soap

Topping Your SoapFinally, we will begin topping the soap.  You will need to wait for your white soap batter to thicken.  You want it to be at a frosting-like consistency.  Then, add it to your decorating bag or Ziploc bag.  Cut your corner.  Place a small dollop of soap in the center of each bar of soap.

 

 

Finally, it is time to use the raspberry mp embeds you prepared earlier.  Place your raspberries directly on top of the white dollop.  You can use 1-3 raspberries for each bar of soap.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Curing Your Soap

Now, allow your soap to setup for about 24-48 hours before removing it from the mold.  Then, cut your soap.  Lastly, allow the raspberry cold process soap to cure before using it or selling it.

We hope that you have enjoyed creating this raspberry cold process soap recipe.  For even more soap making supplies and recipe ideas, check out our recipe box.  Also, don’t forget to find us on Facebook.  In addition, we can be found on both Instagram and Twitter @ngscents.

Aug
30

Best Cucumber Fragrance Oils


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Best Cucumber Fragrance OilsBest Cucumber Fragrance Oils

Are you looking for a fresh new scent to add to your products line? Why not try a cucumber scent? Whether on its own or mixed with perhaps a melon note, cucumber scents can be both refreshing and relaxing. So, Natures Garden has compiled a list of our best cucumber fragrance oils. Cucumber fragrance oils can be used for bath and body products and in your homemade candles. Any one of these cucumber fragrance oils will make a wonderful addition to your product line. These cucumber fragrance oils will leave a clean fresh aroma in any products you choose to make!

Best Cucumber Fragrance Oils Cucumber & Melons Fragrance OilBest Cucumber Fragrance Oils Cucumber and Melons Fragrance Oil

First, we have a best seller from Natures Garden! Cucumber and Melons Fragrance Oil has a wonderful aroma of sour and sweet cucumber and a deep green oily note with hints of violet, with a background of sweet, freshly sliced honeydew melon. Our customers give this fragrance oil great reviews in a variety of applications!  One customer from Alabama stated, “Natures Garden’s cucumber and melons fragrance oil is spot on! It is super strong in my homemade candles and bath and body recipes. Get this one, you will not be disappointed.”

Best Cucumber Fragrance Oils Cucumber & Melons Fragrance Oil Soap

 

When testing Cucumber and Melons Fragrance Oil, we found there was no ricing but slight acceleration when first added but stick blends out. Following slight separation once setup but reabsorbs. Also, there was no discoloration.  This scent is truly amazing!  Very fresh, clean, and crisp, a great addition to your CP line.

 

Best Cucumber Fragrance Oils Cucumber & Melons Fragrance Oil Candle

 

If you are looking to color your homemade candle with Cucumber & Melon Fragrance Oil, we suggest using a small shred of green and yellow color blocks. Also, you can use one drop of green plus one drop of yellow liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax.

 

Best Cucumber Fragrance Oils Cucumber Cantaloupe Fragrance OilBest Cucumber Fragrance Oils Cucumber Cantaloupe Fragrance Oil

Are you looking for a juicy, fresh fragrance oil? Well then, look no further! Cucumber Cantaloupe Fragrance Oil is an aromatic blend of ripe cantaloupe, with base notes of fresh green and juicy cucumber notes. Another beat selling aroma from Natures Garden that will make a phenomenal addition to your homemade candle or bath and body line. In fact, one candle maker from Indiana purchased this fruity scent for their soy candles and loved it!  Here is what they had to say, “I’ve always had a cucumber melon fragrance as an option for my customers. I ran out of my previous oil so I thought I’d try something just a tad different. So glad I did. This fragrance really is the perfect blend of crisp cucumbers and sweet melon. It’s actually the best cucumber melon fragrance I’ve ever tried. Great hot and cold throw in golden wax 464”

Best Cucumber Fragrance Oils Cucumber Cantaloupe Fragrance Oil Soap

As a result of our CP soap testing, we found no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation. Cucumber Cantaloupe Fragrance Oil is a great classic that is both juicy and fruity.  It is so rich and full! We found no discoloration in final soap.  The scent also stayed super strong throughout cure.

 

Best Cucumber Fragrance Oils Cucumber Cantaloupe Fragrance Oil Candle

If you’re wanting to color your homemade candle, we suggest using two drops of orange liquid candle dye and a small amount of yellow liquid candle dye. This suggestion is based on four pounds of wax. But you can also shred a small amount of orange and yellow color blocks into your melted wax.

 

Best Cucumber Fragrance Oils Cucumber Wasabi Cilantro Fragrance OilBest Cucumber Fragrance Oils Cucumber Wasabi Cilantro Fragrance Oil

Next, Natures Garden has a spa-like fragrance oil. Cucumber Wasabi Cilantro Fragrance Oil has top notes of aldehydic fruit notes of grapefruit and lime, with middle notes of guava, fresh cucumber, and passionfruit, and base notes of fern, wasabi, and cilantro. Our customers give this fragrance oil a five star rating.  In fact, one soap maker from Illinois had this to say, “Everyone that smells this scent loves it and wants it right away. Customers can’t get enough of it! It just smells good in everything. Lotion, soap, creams, body sprays…EVERYTHING!”

Best Cucumber Fragrance Oils Cucumber Wasabi Cilantro Fragrance Oil Soap

 

Are you looking for a fragrance oil with an interesting, strong, and complex scent retention in CP soap? Cucumber Wasabi Cilantro Fragrance Oil performed perfectly during our testing. We found no ricing, no acceleration, no separation, and no discoloration.

 

Best Cucumber Fragrance Oils Cucumber Wasabi Cilantro Fragrance Oil Candle

When coloring your homemade candles, our color suggestion for Cucumber Wasabi Cilantro Fragrance Oil is based on four pounds of wax. Use three drops of green liquid candle dye or shred a small amount of green color block into your melted wax.

 

 

Best Cucumber Fragrance Oils Cucumber Wasabi Cilantro Fragrance Oil Recipe

Natures Garden has an amazing recipe that will leave your hair detangled and silky soft. Cucumber Wasabi Cilantro Hair Conditioner Recipe makes two 8oz bottles. You can find all the ingredients you’ll need at Natures Garden.

 

Best Cucumber Fragrance Oil NG Cucumber Melon Type Fragrance OilBest Cucumber Fragrance Oils NG Cucumber Melon Type Fragrance Oil

Natures Garden has two fragrance oils similar in name. Each fragrance oil has a different aroma to them. NG Cucumber Melon Type Fragrance Oil compares to the famous brand. NG Cucumber Melon Type Fragrance Oil performs great in wow wax, soy wax, and joy wax. In addition, soap makers love it as well. In fact, one melt and pour soap maker from Utah said this, “AWESOME scent!!! Fantastic. Wonderful in MP soap. Beautiful scent. My customers absolutely love it. Best Cucumber Melon I have ever used. Thanks NG for yet another fantastic job.”

Best Cucumber Fragrance Oils NG Cucumber Melon Type Fragrance Oil Soap

 

As a result of our cold process soap testing, NG Cucumber Melon Type Fragrance Oil has a very strong scent after cure. In addition, our testing found no separation, no ricing, and no acceleration. Finally, we found no discoloration.

 

Best Cucumber Fragrance Oils NG Cucumber Melon Type Fragrance Oil Candle

 

If you are looking to color your homemade candle, we suggest using one drop of green liquid candle per four pounds of melted wax. Or you can shred a small amount of green color block into your melted wax.

 

Best Cucumber Fragrance Oils Cucumber Fragrance OilBest Cucumber Fragrance Oils Cucumber Fragrance Oil

Now, Natures Garden has a fragrance oil with an aroma of sweet and sour cucumber and a deep green oily note with hints of violet. Cucumber Fragrance Oil has a wonderful aroma in cp soap and your homemade candles! In addition to using the fragrance oil alone, many customers use this cucumber scent in their custom mixes. What fragrance oils have you mixed with this straight cucumber scent?

 

Best Cucumber Fragrance Oils Cucumber Fragrance Oil Soap

 

This fragrance oil stays nice and strong in CP soap. Also, there was no acceleration, no ricing, no separation, also it does not discolor. A perfect fragrance oil for CP soap!

 

Best Cucumber Fragrance Oils Cucumber Fragrance Oil Candle

 

When coloring your homemade candles, we suggest shredding a small amount of a green color block into your melted candle wax. Alternatively, you can use one drop of green liquid candle dye. No matter which coloring method you chose, our recommendations are based on four pounds of candle wax.

 

Best Cucumber Fragrance Oils Aloe Vera and Cucumber Fragrance OilBest Cucumber Fragrance Oils Aloe Vera and Cucumber Fragrance Oil

Another scent with a scent of crisp, cool cucumbers, refreshing green aloe and a touch of fresh citrus blended together to create a scent as light as a summer breeze. Aloe Vera and Cucumber Fragrance Oil does great in homemade candles and bath and body products. This cucumber fragrance oil is extremely popular among soap makers. One cold process soap maker from North Carolina stated, “This fragrance is excellent! It smells great, so fresh and clean and I can pick up on the obvious scents of both the cucumber and aloe. It behaved perfectly in CP too! I was able to do a beautiful column pour. A keeper.”

Best Cucumber Fragrance Oils Aloe Vera and Cucumber Fragrance Oil Soap

 

While testing Aloe Vera and Cucumber Fragrance Oil in CP soap, Natures Garden found no separation, no ricing, and no acceleration. In addition, it did not discolor and had a strong fresh aroma.

 

Best Cucumber Fragrance Oils Aloe Vera and Cucumber Fragrance Oil Candle

 

If you decide to color your homemade candles, we suggest shredding a small amount of a green color block into your melted candle wax. Alternatively, you can use three drops of green liquid candle dye. Our suggestions are based on four pounds of candle wax.

 

Best Cucumber Fragrance OIls Aloe Vera and Cucumber Fragrance Oil Recipe

 

Natures Garden has a wonderful hair care recipe that will leave your hair silky smooth and tangle free. Aloe Cucumber Hair Conditioner Recipe is a wonderful conditioner perfect for all hair types. This is my personal favorite of all of Natures Garden’s recipes.

 

Best Cucumber Fragrance Oils Cucumber Mint Fragrance OilBest Cucumber Fragrance Oils Cucumber Mint Fragrance Oil

Next, Natures Garden has a wonderful and complex fragrance oil that will blow you away! Cucumber Mint Fragrance Oil is a blend of fresh cucumber and freshly-cut mint leaves, complimented with floral blossoms.  Natures Garden’s cucumber mint fragrance begins with top notes of ripe banana, garden-fresh cucumber, and juicy clementine; followed by middle notes of cyclamen blossoms, African violets, and Madonna lily;  sitting on base notes of palm fronds, cool peppermint, and spearmint leaves.

Best Cucumber Fragrance Oils Cucumber Mint Fragrance Oil Soap

 

Cucumber Mint Fragrance Oil maintains a strong scent in cold process soap after cure. In addition, during testing, we found no ricing, no discoloration, and no acceleration. It did separate after it was poured but it reabsorbed.

 

Best Cucumber Fragrance Oils Cucumber Mint Fragrance Oil Candle

 

When you color your homemade candles, our color suggestion is to use two drops of liquid candle dye in a  four pound batch. Another option is to shred a small amount of a green color block in your melted wax.

 

 

Best Cucumber Fragrance Oils Cucumber Splash Fragrance OilBest Cucumber Fragrance Oils Cucumber Splash Fragrance Oil

Next, Natures Garden has a refreshing, spa like fragrance oil called Cucumber Splash Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil is complex that smells amazing. Some of the notes include aloe, cucumber, bergamot, and grapefruit; followed by middle notes of jasmine, freesia, melons, and paperwhites. Well-rounded with base notes of fern, teakwood, oakmoss, and sandalwood.

This is my personal favorite cucumber scent for candles.  I am not alone though, one candle maker from Tennessee had this to say, “I was looking for a cucumber like scent to add to my candle line but didn’t want just the traditional cucumber melon, so I decided to give this one a try and OMG I am so glad that I did. It is so clean and fresh, I can definitely pick up on the cucumber notes but all the other notes in this fragrance just blends together perfectly! Also everyone that I have given this to as a sample to try has loved it, I even got a request to make this in a big 16 oz candle jar they loved the scent that much. This is definitely a keeper for me.”

 

Best Cucumber Fragrance Oils Cucumber Splash Fragrance Oil Soap

 

While testing Cucumber Splash Fragrance Oil in CP soap, we found it has a very strong scent retention. Also, we found no discoloration, no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation.

 

Best Cucumber Fragrance Oils Cucumber Splash Fragrance Oil Candle

 

Are you a candle or wax melt maker trying to decide how to color your wax? We suggest coloring your homemade candles with one drop of green liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Also, you can shred a small amount of green color block into your melted wax.

 

Best Cucumber Fragrance Oils Cucumber Splash Fragrance Oil Recipe

 

Cucumber Cream Recipe is an amazing homemade cucumber lotion recipe that has become a favorite among many of the Natures Garden staff.  It is light and fluffy hand cream recipe with the perfect amount of moisturizing power!  In addition, it is scented with our Cucumber Splash Fragrance Oil, making it a must have in your product line.

 

Best Cucumber Fragrance Oils Dill Pickle Fragrance OilBest Cucumber Fragrance Oils Dill Pickle Fragrance Oil

Just when you think you have smelled every fragrance oil on earth, Natures Garden presents our Dill Pickle Fragrance!  A truly creative scent that will get your customers talking!  This fragrance brings back precious memories of pregnancy for some reason. A Best Seller!  An NG Original!

Top Notes:  lemon
Mid Notes:  parsley, cucumber, dill pickle
Base Notes:  dill pickle

Are you trying to decide how to color your homemade candles? Do you need a suggestion? Use 4 drops of green liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax or shred an ample amount of a green color block into your melted wax. Never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

 

Next, if you are a cold process soaper, I’m sure you are wondering how this fragrance oil will perform in cp soap.  Well, your wait is over!  This unique pickle scent showed a perfect pour. It had no ricing, no acceleration, no separation, no discoloration. Finally, it also maintained a good scent retention.

 

What have you made with Natures Garden’s cucumber scents?  Which one is your favorite?  We would love your feedback, it is always appreciated. Show off pictures of your finished products on our Facebook page.  Also, you can tag us on Instagram or Twitter @ngscents.