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Dec
05

Holiday Ribbon Melt and Pour Soap Project


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Holiday Ribbon Melt and Pour Soap ProjectHoliday Ribbon Melt and Pour Soap Project

Natures Garden has come up with a brand new recipe for all of our customers to try out this Christmas season! We love this time of the year because there are many different recipes we all can make, that our Christmas fragrances add the perfect touch to. This Holiday Ribbon Melt and Pour Soap Project will throw you right in the spirit of Christmas. Creating new ideas and finding crafts that are going to excite and inspire people is always a goal of ours. This is especially important around the holiday season, at a time of giving to the people you care about most. People are constantly searching for interesting gifts to give to family and friends, which homemade crafts provide the perfect fix for!  We hope that this unique melt and pour soap can be the inspiration you have been looking for. It is super fun to make and will provide you with 32 soap ribbons! Let’s go ahead and get started with this project.

Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base
Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap Base
FUN Soap Colorant Tomato Red
FUN Soap Colorant Neon Green
Holiday Pomegranate Fragrance Oil
FUN Soap Colorant Kelly Green
FUN Soap Colorant Black Oxide
8 ounce Clear PET Bullet Bottle
White 24/410 Fine Mist Sprayer

Other Ingredients & Equipment You Will Need:

Cutting Board
Scale
Microwave safe containers
Large Knife
Microwave
13 x 9″ Pan
Rubbing alcohol (in the bullet bottle)

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour SoapDiamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

The first step in this recipe is to prepare the red soap portion. We will need to weigh out the 456 grams of the Natures Garden Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. This soap base of ours is made up of 99.5% glycerin and pure deodorized, double distilled, coconut oil. These ingredients give excellent qualities to this soap. Glycerin helps the skin to retain moisture that is naturally made, soap that contains glycerin in it is gentler on the skin than other types of soap are, and it is great for more dry and sensitive skin.

Coconut oil contains many healthy saturated fats, it is a natural anti-fungal product, and it is also naturally anti-bacterial. Another great property of coconut oil is that it is highly moisturizing, which makes it a popular ingredient in soap and lip balm. Natures Garden also sells Coconut Oil 76 along with Fractionated Coconut Oil, both of which are used in several of our other homemade recipes. Also, if you really enjoy the scent of coconut, you might want to check out the coconut-related fragrance oils that we carry. Some of these are Coconut Cream Pie, Creamy Coconut, and Natures Garden Coconut Vanilla Type

Melting the Soap Base and Adding the Fragrance OIlMelting the Soap Base and Adding the Fragrance Oil

Now that we have discussed some of the properties of this soap base, we can begin melting it to make our soap. Melt the 456 grams that we measured out. You can melt the soap in either a microwave or using a double boiler. After the soap has completely melted, the next ingredient we are going to be using is the Holiday Pomegranate Fragrance Oil. Weigh out 23 grams of it and add that to the melted Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. 

holiday pomegrante fragrance oilThis Holiday Pomegranate Fragrance Oil has definitely been a popular scent in the products and crafts that we have been creating for this holiday season. The other recipes that we have used it in so far are the Holiday Pomegranate Candle, Holiday Air Freshener, and the Holiday Pomegranate Cold Process Soap. As with many others, this fragrance oil is versatile to use in many types of products. We have been using it so much because it smells so delicious! It contains an arrangement of pomegranate, dewberries, blackberries, sparkling citrus, sheer musk, iris, jasmine, red cassis, and finally, sandalwood. It brings together all of these elements in a way that makes it a great ingredient to add to Christmas products!

Making the Red Portion of the SoapMaking the Red Portion of the Soap

Stir the melted soap and Holiday Pomegranate fragrance oil mixture together to incorporate them before moving on. Next, add 35 drops of the tomato red FUN soap colorant. Additionally, use a toothpick to add just a tiny amount of the black oxide FUN soap colorant. Fully stir it together until it is completely red, without any streaks of white.

Allowing the Soap to Set UpAllowing the Soap to Set Up

Next, we are going to pour the red soap onto one of the two pans. In order to release any air bubbles, spray the red soap with rubbing alcohol. When it has had approximately twenty minutes to set up, you can then remove it from the pan. However, the time that it takes for the soap to set up may vary, depending on different conditions. If the temperature of the room that you are working in is too hot or too cold, set up time could be affected. Another factor that may affect set up time is the temperature at which you poured it. When you are removing it from the pan, it should still be warm to the touch at that point.

Creating the Red Strips For Your SoapCreating the Red Strips For Your Soap

For the next step, we are going to place the red soap onto a cutting board. Place it in front of you horizontally. Then, using a knife that you have, begin slicing the soap into vertical strips. Cut them so that they are all about ¼ inch wide. Use and cut the entire portion of the red that you have made, since we are going to have some of them left over. Set them to the side for now and we will come back to them in a later step. 

Preparing the Green Portion of the SoapPreparing the Green Portion of the Soap

Grab your second pan for this next step. It is time for us to prepare the green portion of this holiday ribbon melt and pour soap! Once again, you will need to weigh out 456 grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. Then, in exactly the same way as before, melt it down. Once the soap has completely melted, we are going to repeat another step from earlier. Measure out and add 23 grams of the Holiday Pomegranate Fragrance Oil. You can stir it together to incorporate it before adding the colorants. Then, add 20 drops of the neon green FUN soap color along with 3 drops of the Kelly Green FUN soap colorant. Once again, we used a toothpick to add just a small amount of the black oxide FUN soap colorant to the bowl. Stir all of the ingredients together so that they are fully combined. 

Setting Up the Green SoapSetting Up the Green Soap

Next, pour the green soap onto one of your pans. Spray with rubbing alcohol to release air bubbles. You will want to remove the soap from the pan when it has setup but is still warm to the touch. Once again, this will take approximately 20 minutes. However, setup time can vary depending on the temperature that you poured as well as the temperature of the room you are working in.

Slicing the Green Soap into StripsSlicing the Green Soap into Strips

Once again, after you have removed the soap from your pan, place the soap on a cutting board. Have it facing horizontally in front of you. Then, just as before, we are going to slice it into vertical strips that are about ¼ inch wide. They should look exactly the same as the red strips we cut previously.

Making the White Portion of the SoapMaking the White Portion of the Soap

Now, we can prepare the last portion of our holiday ribbon melt and pour soap project. This will be the white portion of the soap, which will follow very similar steps as the red and green soap portions did. However, instead of using the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap, we are going to be using the Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap. Start by weighing out 655 grams. Once it has melted, add 32 grams of the Holiday Pomegranate Fragrance Oil. Incorporate everything together by stirring. 

This base is unscented with no Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS), or any other added detergents. The ingredients in this base are glycerin, sodium stearate, sodium cocoate, and sodium myristate,. It also contains coconut oil (cocoa nucifera), palm oil (elaeis guineensis), sunflower oil (helianthus annus), purified water, mango butter (mangifera indica), and titanium dioxide. Mango butter has several beneficial properties to it such as soothing and softening the skin. Eczema and dryness of the skin can be helped by mango butter. Additionally, it cleanses the surface of the skin from blemishes or impurities, and helps to unclog pores. 

Spraying the Strips of SoapSpraying the Strips of Soap

At this time, you will need one of your empty pans and the red and green strips that we previously created. Place the strips in the pan, leaving about ¼ inch gaps in between each. The soap is going to be white in color where the ¼ inch gaps are when we are finished pouring. Due to this, it does not matter how you choose to lay down your strips. You can lay them in whatever order you would like. We created variations when making this recipe. Some of our ribbon soap simply had green and white lines, while others had only red and white lines. We also created some with both green and red strips, as you can see in the picture. How you choose to do it is completely up to you! Once you have your strips laid out on the pan how you would like them to be, spray the soap strips in the pan with rubbing alcohol. This will help to ensure that they will adhere to the white soap we are about to pour on top of them. 

Incorporating the White SoapIncorporating the White Soap

Then, we are going to finish off our strips by adding the white portion. Pour the melted soap into the pan where you have left the gaps in between the green and red. These gaps will be filled by the white soap and will eventually harden. Once you have done this, spray the soap with rubbing alcohol to remove any air bubbles again. Just as you have before, remove the soap from the pan while it is still warm to the touch. Make sure that it has had enough time to set up. When it is at this stage, the strip will still be flexible, which makes it much easier to work with. This flexibility is essential for the final step, so the timing is very important.

Slicing and Bending the Finished ProductSlicing the Finished Product

For this next step, quickly and carefully slice the soap the way that we did for the green and red strips. However, this time we want to have eight strips. Once you have cut them, trim around the edges to remove any excess or jagged pieces. 

 

 

Shaping the Ribbon Soap

For the final step in creating this holiday ribbon candy project, we are going to bend the strips of soap. We created a zig zag texture to resemble ribbon candy. The shape of this soap makes it that much cuter! Allow enough time for it to finish cooling down before use.

As we mentioned earlier, you are going to notice that you still have left over green and red strips of soap. All you have to do is simply repeat the steps, beginning when you make the portion for the white soap. This way, you can find a way to utilize the remaining strips and avoid any waste. It is also a great idea to use all of the extra pieces that you can make as a gift for someone this holiday season! We ended up having enough strips to create a total of four pans of striped soap! This will obviously vary depending on how thick you decided to cut your strips of green and red soap. 

After you have made as much soap as you would like to, your Holiday Ribbon Melt and Pour Soap Project is now ready to be used! We hope that you enjoyed making this new and fun holiday themed product! If this soap making recipe has you hungry for the real thing, you can find it at the Vermont Country Store!

Jun
23

30 Mango Butter Recipes


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30 Mango Butter Recipes30 Mango Butter Recipes

Mango butter is a cosmetic ingredient with deep moisturizing, softening and soothing properties. Since this butter is great for skin, it is perfect to add to any of your bath and body products. It is so wonderful that we couldn’t go without recognizing 30 Mango Butter Recipes that have been formulated at Natures Garden. These various soap and cosmetic recipes are amazing for your skin and are free for you to create at any time. Not only do all of these recipes contain this skin-loving butter, but they have other properties in addition. In this craft blog, we will talk about many of our recipes that use mango butter to create an amazing product. So, take a look at some of our recipes for fantastic bath and body products!

30 Mango Butter Recipes Calendula Sunshine Cold Process Soap Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Calendula Sunshine Cold Process Soap Recipe

This handmade soap recipe is perfectly created with the help of mango butter. The butters and oils in this batch of soap are moisturizing and really care for your skin! Try this recipe out and your skin will feel the difference!

30 Mango Butter Recipes Lemon Squares Soap Recipe

This next recipe uses mango butter m&p soap to make some fun and creative soaps! We were inspired by our Lemon Squares Fragrance Oil to create soaps that look just like the dessert! So, these little soaps look and smell just like real, homemade lemon squares.

30 Mango Butter Recipes Argan Soap Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Argan Soap Recipe

Another great soap recipe is the Argan Soap Recipe. This recipe contains lovely oils and butters, like mango butter, that will care for your skin. So, you can clean and be moisturized simultaneously! Plus, this recipe has a fun design that you can create in your soap.

30 Mango Butter Recipes Rose Violet Bath Melts Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Rose Violet Bath Melts Recipe

If you are looking for a skin-loving body product, then you may want to check out the Rose Violet Bath Melts Recipe. This bath melts recipe is the best bath moisturizer for dry skin. The oils absorb into your skin as your soak, so you don’t have to do any of the work! When using your bath melt, just hold one under some running water to let the ingredients disperse. It’s that easy!

30 Mango Butter Recipes Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe

Next, check out a facial that is perfect for your face! This product gives your pores a deep clean while making sure that your face gets the nourishment it needs.Some of its cleansing power comes from the activated charcoal, which is one of those amazing skin care ingredients that really works!

30 Mango Butter Recipes Easter Confetti Soap Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Easter Confetti Soap Recipe

Another fun way to use this skin- loving butter is melt and pour soap! Plus, this is one of those melt and pour soap recipes that happen to be super cute, too! This recipe takes smaller pieces of colorful soap to create simple soap embeds that are almost as fun as real confetti.

30 Mango Butter Recipes Lavender Apple Sugar Scrub Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Lavender Apple Sugar Scrub Recipe

This sugar scrub recipe is perfect for exfoliating with the sugar and moisturizing with the luxurious oils and butters! Plus, this recipe gives you one example of using natural colorants for cosmetics! Further, this sugar scrub recipe includes fresh, whole lavender flowers to add a touch of relaxation to your recipe!

30 Mango Butter Recipes Refreshing Cold Process Soap Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Refreshing Cold Process Soap Recipe

Another great soap recipe that uses mango butter is the Refreshing Cold Process Soap Recipe. This is one of our in the pot swirl soap recipes that uses a fun swirl design. So, the recipe is both perfect for skin and is a soap that looks pretty in a soap dish beside the sink.

 

30 Mango Butter Recipes White Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe

Another simple and easy way to moisturize your skin is this quick bath melt recipe. Not only does this product effortlessly moisturize your skin as you take a bath, but the recipe is super simple to create! Further, the majority of skin nourishment comes from the mango butter, which is a skin softening and moisturizing that is exotic and luxurious.

 

30 Mango Butter Recipes  Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Not only is this soap making recipe nourishing for your skin, but the soap has built-in exfoliation. The embed loofah in this soap makes scrubbing easier and more fun. Plus, the soaps look pretty cool! Furthermore, the recipe uses herbs, such as grapefruit peel powder, that heals the skin. This adds to the skin softening power of the melt and pour soap to create great soap for your skin.

30 Mango Butter Recipes Coffee Butter Scrub Recipe

Next, we have a body butter that has light exfoliation! This recipe uses real coffee ground to provide some soft exfoliation for the skin. Plus, the body butter is a perfect moisturizer that softens, as well. Not only is this recipe wonderful for your skin, but it smells fantastic! This recipe uses the combined scent blend of our Cafe Mocha Fragrance Oil and real ground coffee to achieve a true fragrance in the product!

30 Mango Butter Recipes Apricotie Hottie Soap Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Apricotie Hottie Soap Recipe

If you are looking for a quick soap recipe with all the benefits of cold process soap, then you’ll want to check out this recipe. We have created a nourishing hot process soap recipe that is perfect for your skin. Plus, there is no wait time for cure! So, it’s a very quick and easy soap made from scratch recipe.

 

30 Mango Butter Recipes Gourmet Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Gourmet Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe

Bath melts are a wonderful bath product, especially when you have dry skin. Just like any other good bath melt recipe, these little chocolates will care for your skin. But, this recipe has the added benefit of looking and smelling like real chocolates. Plus, these bath melts use actual cocoa powder and cocoa butter, which add to this chocolate masterpiece.

30 Mango Butter Recipes Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap Recipe

Real pumpkin has some real benefits for the skin, and luckily this recipe uses some! Not only has pumpkin been used to brighten and smooth the skin, but there are vitamins that can aid in reducing signs of aging, reduce oil in the skin, and reduce acne. So, pumpkin soap is a wonderful recipe for your skin!

 

30 Mango Butter Recipes Clamshell Bath Melts Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Clamshell Bath Melts Recipe

Also, you could try out a more herbal bath melt recipe. Of course, this recipe uses skin loving ingredients, which are mango butter and grapeseed oil. But, these bath melts include the relaxing benefits of real lavender flowers. Together all of these ingredients create a perfect way to unwind with a bath!

30 Mango Butter Recipes Blarney Stone Soap Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Blarney Stone Soap Recipe

What could be better than a recipe that is creative, cute, and effective? These little soaps were made to look just like gemstones! Plus, these little beauties are perfect for your skin and are very cleansing. So, this recipe is great for soap makers looking for a worthwhile project!

30 Mango Butter Recipes Massage Candle Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Massage Candle Recipe

Another great idea that uses mango butter is our massage candle recipe. This unique candle is both fun and moisturizing. Simply burn the candle until a good amount has melted and scoop out what you need to give a relaxing massage! So, those that are interested in trying out their own should definitely do some massage candle making!

30 Mango Butter Recipes Hot Process Soap Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Hot Process Soap Recipe

This is another great hot process soap recipe that you can create. This soap batch uses nourishing oils and butters, like mango butter and sweet almond oil for extra skin softening power. Plus, this soap recipe has the added bonus of being quicker and easier to create than a cold process soap recipe.

30 Mango Butter Recipes Avocado Lip Balm Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Avocado Lip Balm Recipe

Next, try out a lip balm recipe that is perfect for lip care. This recipe uses natural oils and butters that are perfect for both softening and moisturizing.  These oils and butters will melt and easily transfer to your lips, which provides you with the perfect protection from developing dry, cracked lips.

30 Mango Butter Recipes Lime Cupcake CP Soap Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Lime Cupcake CP Soap Recipe

This next recipe is perfect for soap makers that use all kinds of soap because our Lime Cupcake CP Soap Recipe uses both cold process soap and melt and pour soap. Plus, this recipe is super cute, great for your skin, and smells of our fresh, citrus Agave Lime Fragrance Oil. What more could you want in a handmade soap?

30 Mango Butter Recipes Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar Scrub Recipe

This recipe uses herbs, butters, oils, and a natural exfoliant to create a wonderful sugar scrub recipe. Not only does this recipe have a bunch of ingredients that are great for your skin, but this recipe smells fantastic. On top of using a fragrance oil, this sugar scrub uses real vanilla powder and our Apple Pie Spice Blend Powder to create a real vanilla cinnamon aroma!

 

30 Mango Butter Recipes Herbal Soap Recipe

This cold process soap recipe uses a variety of ingredients that are perfect for a bar of soap. Of course, this homemade soap recipe is both cleansing and moisturizing. Plus, the recipe uses real chamomile flowers to create a perfectly relaxing soap for the bath.

30 Mango Butter Recipes Berry Bewitching Bath Brew Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Berry Bewitching Bath Brew Recipe

What happens when a melt and pour soap and a bath tea combine? Pure bath product genius! This creative bath time recipe combines two well-known bath products to form a super cute Halloween creation. You can relax with your bath tea as you clean with your Berry Bewitching Brew Fragrance Oil scented soap.

30 Mango Butter Recipes Fruit Frenzy Cold Process Soap Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Fruit Frenzy Cold Process Soap Recipe

Check out another wonderful cold process soap recipe that is great for your skin! First of all, this recipe has butters and oils that will moisturize and soften your skin. Also, this soap contains orange peel powder, which really is great for skin care products. The nutrients in this powdered herb have been known to have anti-microbial and anti-bacterial agents. So, it is a natural way to add some extra cleaning power to your moisturizing soap recipe.

 

30 Mango Butter Recipes Sugar Cookie Whipped Body Butter Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Sugar Cookie Whipped Body Butter Recipe

Also, we have created a whipped body butter that feels good and holds in moisture. This recipe uses many butters and oils that are perfect for maintaining healthy skin. This fluffy and buttery recipe will not oil keep your skin moisturized, but it will soften, as well. Plus, the body butter smells delicious like a warm, buttery cookie!

 

30 Mango Butter Recipes Mistletoe Cold Process Soap Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Mistletoe Cold Process Soap Recipe

Not only is this recipe great for your skin, but it is perfect for the holiday season! You can’t get any more Christmassy than mistletoe and this soap loaf looks and smells like the stuff! It is perfect for seasonal gifts or even just using it as festive decoration in your own house. Just get together some Christmas craft supplies and you’ll be ready to make this recipe!

 

30 Mango Butter Recipes Rose Petal Bath Melts Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Rose Petal Bath Melts Recipe

These cute little bath melts are perfect for relaxing while getting in a bit of skin care. The butters in this recipe are perfect for nourishing the skin. Plus, this recipe uses Parsley as a natural, green colorant that is high in vitamins that are great for the skin! So, this recipe will be perfect for your next soak in the tub.

30 Mango Butter Recipes Frankincense and Myrrh Soap Recipe

Another fun soap recipe that could be perfect for Christmas is the Frankincense and Myrrh Soap Recipe! This recipe uses these two herbs to create a wonderful soap for the skin. In addition to the moisturizing ingredients, such as mango butter, this recipe contains an herb that is nice for skin care. This herb is Myrrh powder, which has been used to reduce wrinkles, preserve a youthful complexion, rejuvenate cells, reduce swelling, treat athlete’s foot, and help heal cracked and damaged skin. Plus, it has a nice, cooling effect on the skin. Plus, the recipe uses Natures Garden’s Frankincense and Myrrh Fragrance Oil to add the perfect scent for this soap.

30 Mango Butter Recipes Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Recipe

This chocolate avocado lip balm recipe is delicious and perfect for your lip care! First of all, this recipe uses skin softening butters and oils to treat your lips right. Additionally, this recipe uses real chocolate for flavoring. So, this recipe is naturally flavored and still tastes great!

30 Mango Butter Recipes Soap Frosting Recipe30 Mango Butter Recipes Soap Frosting Recipe

If you are interested in making cupcake-shaped soap, then you are going to want this mp soap recipe. This recipe can be used with mango melt and pour soap and some whipped soap base to create a topping that is fluffy and cute. Plus, this recipe will be great for your skin! There are natural oils and butters in the soap and these will help to protect your skin.