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Oct
21

Fun Fall Crafts


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Fun Fall CraftsFun Fall Crafts

There are a lot of fun characteristics of fall. Some of these including: the cooling weather, the colorful leaves, and the smell of those fresh falling leaves. Our fun fall crafts capture the attributes that one would normally associate with autumn like apples, leaves, and pumpkins. All of these crafts smell great and will change the atmosphere of anyone’s home. Whether you’re looking to make your home more autumn like or looking for a new product for your bath and body line, we got a recipe for it. Get ready to be amazed by your results!

What Makes Fall Such a Great Season?

There are many reasons why fall is a wonderful season, and I’m going to outline some here. For one, it’s pumpkin season, and you can use pumpkins to decorate almost any nook and cranny of your home. Also, carving jack-o-lanterns is a great family friendly activity for anyone to do. Clothing can also appear way more comfy to most people because sweaters and joggers are normally very comfy to wear around. You also get the chance to decorate all around your home and dress up for Halloween. Fall always gives someone the chance to show off the best of their creative side. There’s also something relaxing about listening to the sound of fallen leaves snap under your footsteps as you walk outside. On top of leaves, walking around through corn mazes and pumpkin patches is always an entertaining activity anyone would enjoy doing.

Fun Fall Crafts Spider Slime RecipeFun Fall Crafts Spider Slime Recipe

This recipe captures the true spooky nature of Halloween. Nature’s Garden’s Spider Slime Recipe features a spooky dark purple colored slime that appears to be oozing with spiders. Anyone can make this recipe, and it is not only scary but safe to play with. This recipe features our Witching Hour Fragrance Oil made up of notes of cinnamon bark, bergamot, cannabis flower, jasmine, and rose. When making this recipe, you should watch how much borax solution you add, as adding to much won’t give the slime that scary, oozy consistency.

Fun Fall Crafts Black Licorice Candle RecipeFun Fall Crafts Black Licorice Candle Recipe

What’s the first thing kids think of when it comes to Halloween? Candy! This candle recipe captures the different colors of traditional licorice, which has always been a popular Halloween candy. This candy is dark, which compliments the scary dark nights of Halloween. On top of it, the Black Licorice Candle Recipe also contains a layer of dark black. The different colors in this candle are made using Nature’s Garden’s Yellow, Black, Mauve, and White Color Blocks Dyes. This candle is easy for anyone to make and will make for the perfect Halloween decor for your home.

Fun Fall Crafts Pumpkin Roll Bubble Bar RecipeFun Fall Crafts Pumpkin Roll Bubble Bar Recipe

Another fun thing to look forward to in Autumn, all the festive desserts! Pumpkin rolls not only taste good but are always fun to make with the family. This recipe nearly replicates the process you have to go through to create a pumpkin roll, but you are creating a bubble bar instead. Nature’s Garden’s Pumpkin Roll Bubble Bar Recipe uses Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend Powder. This natural powder is made up of a blend of cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg. You add this powder to cold process soaps as well to provide it with a fragrance and color. Enjoy creating this fun recipe!

Fun Fall Crafts Green Apple Lip BalmFun Fall Crafts Green Apple Lip Balm

Autumn is the time of the year when apples begin to become ripe for the picking. Families, friends, and people of all ages travel to apple orchards every fall for picking apples. Nature’s Garden’s Green Apple Lip Balm captures the fruity essence of a green apple for your lips. This recipe is also very easy to make, and anyone can have fun making it. Our Green Apple Blast Flavoring smells very similar to the tart scent of a green apple. If you want to sweeten the lip balm, you can also add stevia.

Fun Fall Crafts Football Field Candle Loaf RecipeFun Fall Crafts Football Field Candle Loaf Recipe

One of the more popular fall past times that people look forward to every year is watching football. Not only do people enjoy watching it, they also enjoy setting up viewing parties for the sport as well. Are you looking for a great decoration for your football parties, try this recipe. Our Football Field Candle Loaf Recipe looks like and smells like a football field too! This recipe uses Fresh Cut Grass Fragrance Oil to allow the candle to smell like a freshly trimmed football field. The candle will smell so realistic, that you will think you’re standing on the field itself. This candle is also fun for anyone of any age to make. Enjoy making this candle, and impressing all your guests when they come over for the big game.

Fun Fall Crafts Caramel Apple Bath BombFun Fall Crafts Caramel Apple Bath Bomb

This recipe is just oozing with creativeness. Everyone enjoys a sticky, sweet caramel apples in the midst of the cool fall weather. Nature’s Garden’s Caramel Apple Bath Bomb is easy for anyone to create, and fun to use in the bathtub. This recipe involves two steps, making the green apple bath bomb, then making the caramel soap. The caramel gets its texture from combining both Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap and Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  The Hemp Oil M&P Soap for covering the bath bomb, and the Diamond Clear M&P Soap for giving the caramel the shiny look. You will be amazed at the outcome of this recipe, as it will look just like a real caramel apple. Have fun using this bath bomb in the tub!

Fun Fall Crafts Pumpkin Latte Bath Bomb RecipeFun Fall Crafts Pumpkin Latte Bath Bomb Recipe

There’s nothing more soothing in the cool, crisp Autumn weather than a hot cup of pumpkin latte. This recipe attempts to capture the warm aroma of this blended drink by blending a bunch of different scents associated with a pumpkin latte. One of the unique ingredients used is Vanilla Powder. Most lattes are usually made with frothed milk, and the vanilla powder attempts to capture the creaminess of a pumpkin latte. This recipe is really fun to use, as you can drop it in your bathtub, and it will make it look like you are bathing in a latte.

Fun Fall Crafts Witches Brew Candle RecipeFun Fall Crafts Witches Brew Candle Recipe

This candle recipe captures a fun Halloween Witch. The colors of this candle create very dark layers that work their way up to a bubbly top. The candle looks just like a cauldron and is made up of both Nature’s Garden’s Pillar of Bliss Wax and Joy Wax. As you can see, these waxes allow you to create a vibrant color. Also, Pillar of Bliss Wax has an excellent scent throw, so your candle can smell as strong as it needs to.

Fun Fall Crafts Ghostly Scented Toilet Paper RecipeFun Fall Crafts Ghostly Scented Toilet Paper Recipe

Nothing more terrifying than a ghost. This cute recipe recreates the image of a ghost onto your toilet paper, and turns it into an air freshener. Keep this air freshener in your bathroom to decorate it for the scary season. The scent used in this recipe is Nature’s Garden’s Tricks or Treats Fragrance Oil. This fragrance features top notes of persimmon, pumpkin, and apple; followed by middle notes of elderberries, blueberries, currants, cinnamon, and orange; all finished off with base notes of sugar cane and vanilla. This fragrance uses a lot of different scents to capture all the candy smells of Halloween. The best part about this recipe is that it’s fun. Try this recipe out if you’re looking for a fun Halloween decoration for your home.

Fun Fall Crafts Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts RecipeFun Fall Crafts Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts Recipe

Cheesecake is a favorite year round dessert. This fall spin on cheesecake features a Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melt Recipe that captures the aroma of a fresh cheesecake. The hint of pumpkin with cheesecake is a scent that will make your house smell amazing. This recipe uses Joy Wax to create the whipped wax frosting that you see on the wax tarts. After the frosting is applied to the wax tarts, Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend Powder is then applied to the top of the frosting.  Use these wax melts in a wax melter, and watch your home smell just like a pumpkin pie cheesecake. Yum!

Fun Fall Crafts Apple Dumpling Air Freshener RecipeFun Fall Crafts Apple Dumpling Air Freshener Recipe

Apple dumplings are a very delicious fall time dessert. You can serve apple dumplings with ice cream. This unique recipe uses Aroma Beads – Sachet Beads to capture the aroma of Natures Garden’s Apple Dumpling Fragrance Oil. This recipe also uses golden mica dust and yellow liquid candle dye to give the beads their color. You won’t believe the wonderful aroma that this air freshener will give off when you are done. Place this in any room of your home to make it smell like an authentic apple dumpling. The best part about this recipe, you can make a lot of these air fresheners and place them all over your home. We hope you enjoy the aroma of this recipe!

Fun Fall Crafts Fragrance Autumn Woods Fragrance OilFun Fall Crafts Fragrance Autumn Woods Fragrance Oil

There are a lot of different crafts that you can create using Nature’s Garden’s Autumn Woods Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil captures many scents of fall including blackberries, pine, cedar wood, eucalyptus and many more. You can use this fragrance in our candle recipes as well as bath and body product recipes. A recipe created at Nature’s Garden that uses this fragrance oil is Autumn Leaves Potpourri. You aren’t limited to our recipes though, you can come up with your own recipes using the amounts that we designate on our website. The creativity is completely up to you.

Fun Fall Crafts Fragrance Caramel FragranceFun Fall Crafts Fragrance Caramel Fragrance

Caramel fragrance is a great fragrance to make crafts with because there’s a lot of scents you can mix it with. For example, we have used this fragrance oil in our Caramel Apple Bath Bomb Recipe and our Caramel Custard Cold Process Soap Recipe. Don’t limit yourself to our recipes. You can come up with your own fall themed recipes at home. Try mixing this fragrance oil with other fragrances, and see what you can come up with.

One of the fun fall crafts that a lot of people enjoy doing is apple picking. Here, I will talk about some of the best apple orchards that are available in the United States for picking apples. This article, Best Apple Orchards in the United States, outlines some of the best orchards based on size, available events, and treats that are available to eat. According to the article, the best orchard in the United States is Willowbrook Apple Farm in Oak Glen, California. There are also many activities featured here like hard pressing your own cider, mini horses, and eating caramel apples. Other orchards offer other food venues and many more fun fall activities that anyone would enjoy. Give this article a read, and share what you believe makes the best apple orchards in the United States.

Oct
03

Bite Me Bloody Bath Gel


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BIte Me Bloody Bath GelBite Me Bloody Bath Gel

Today, we are going to show you how to make a fun project that is perfect for Halloween!  Our Bite Me Bloody Bath Gel project uses Natures Garden’s Bite Me Fragrance Oil along with the Ritzy Bath Gel.  This soap making project is a fun and easy project that will make a spooktacular addition to your Halloween bath and body product line!

Bite Me Bloody Bath Gel Ingredients

Ritzy Bath Gel

Bite Me Fragrance Oil

Xanthum Gum

8 oz. Clear Boston Round Bottles

White 24/410 Lotion Pumps

Da Bomb Soap Dye- Red 

Ritzy Gallon Pump Dispenser

Disposable Pipettes


Other Items Needed for the Bite Me Bloody Bath Gel Project

Mixing Bowl

Measuring Spoon

Distilled Water

Hand Mixer

Funnel

Scale

Total Recipe Amounts:

27 ounces Ritzy Bath Gel

2 ounces Distilled Water

1/2 tsp Xanthum Gum

12 ml Bite Me Fragrance Oil

15 drops Da Bomb Soap Dye- Red

A Closer Look at Some of the Ingredients Used

Before we begin, let’s look at some of the Natures Garden products that we will be using in this soap making recipe.  We will look at these ingredients and talk a little more about each one in depth, below.  For those familiar with these products, you can go ahead and begin.

Ritzy Bath GelRitzy Bath Gel

The Ritzy Bath Gel from Natures Garden is a premade base.  In fact, it can be used right out of the jug.  This bath gel base allows you to create a quick bath and body product that work wonderfully.  It should be noted though, some fragrance oils can thin the base.  In order to counteract this, you can use a thickener, which we will talk about next, to get the base back to the proper thickness.

Xanthum GumXanthum Gum

The xanthum gum from Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies is a food grade, polysacharide, all natural thickener.  This thickener is designed to maintain transparency.  So, it perfect for products like our Bite Me Bloody Bath Gel.  It will allow your gel to maintain that gel look without turning it cloudy.   Xanthum gum can be used in products such as bath gel, shampoo, bubble bath, lotions, creams, shower gels, and liquid soaps.  Just a small amount of xanthum gum goes a long way.  In fact, you will only need .1-1% xanthum gum needed to thicken a thinned bath and body product.  When using xanthum gum, you will need to create a slurry.  So, you simply mix the powder with distilled water and mix with a hand mixer for about 5 minutes.  If you simply add the powder to your product, it will clump and not thicken.  Once you have mixed your xanthum gum, it should be quickly added to your product.

Da Bomb Soap DyesDa Bomb Soap Dyes

For this recipe, we will be working with the red Da Bomb Soap Dye.  The Da Bomb Soap Dyes from Natures Garden are water based colorants used in soap and cosmetic making.  They are FD&C dyes.  This particular soap dye is the red #40.  So, what make the Da Bomb Soap Dyes perfect for this soap making project?  Well, when used in bath gel, they allow you to maintain a translucent appearance.  In fact, this is also true when the Da Bomb soap colorants are used in a clear melt and pour soap base.  They produce a wonderful vibrant color.  However, when they are placed in a white soap base such as shea butter or goat’s milk mp soap base, they will give the finished soaps a beautiful pastel color.  They are also fabulous in lotions, whipped soap, and slime, giving each product that wonderful pastel color.

The Fragrance Oil Used in the Bite Me Bloody Bath Gel RecipeThe Fragrance Oil Used in the Bite Me Bloody Bath Gel Recipe

Dracula would fall in love with this fragrance oil by Natures Garden! Bite Me Fragrance Oil starts with fresh citrus notes of crisp lime and juicy orange sparkle with effervescent highlights. The citrus notes lead to a luscious blend of berry and cherry in this playful scent. Then, leafy green accents intensify as a base of vanilla creates sweet tones for the fragrance.  Bite Me Fragrance Oil is a Natures Garden original scent.

Top Notes:  black cherry, orange, strawberry, pineapple, lime
Mid Notes:  eucalyptus, violet, lily
Base Notes:  clove, vanilla bean

Did you know?  Count von Count the Muppet vampire from Sesame Street is based on the vampire myth that throwing mustard seeds outside ones door will stop any vampire from entering the home.  This is because, as the myth states, a vampire is compelled to count items, so therefore, the vampire would have to count all of the seeds which would take until sunrise.

So, how do our customers feel about Bite Me Fragrance Oil?  Well, they LOVE it!  Our clients use this berry scent in everything from wax melts to melt and pour soap to scrubs!  In fact it even performs well in CP soap!  Many consider this powerful fragrance oil a must have in their cold process soap line!  It had a perfect pour, no ricing, no acceleration, no separation, discolors to a light tan, very strong, a must have for all lines.

Bite Me Bloody Bath Gel Recipe Preparations

Prior to beginning, you will want to prepare your work area.  So, get all of your supplies out and ready in your clean work area.  In addition, clean and sanitize your packaging materials as well as any utensils that you will be using.  Finally, place the Ritzy gallon pump dispenser on the Ritzy Bath Gel jug.

Weigh Out Your Bath GelWeigh Out Your Bath Gel

First, you will need a deep mixing bowl.  Using a deep mixing bowl will make preparing the handcrafted bath gel much easier.  So, you will need your scale placed in front of you.  Then, place your bowl on the scale and weigh out 27 ounces of the Ritzy Bath Gel.

Color the Bite Me Bath GelColor the Bite Me Bath Gel

Next, we will add the soap colorant to the Bite Me Bath Gel.  So, you will need the red Da Bomb Soap Dye.  Then, to the Ritzy Bath Gel, you will need to add about 15 drops of the red Da Bomb Soap Dye.  Now, you will need to stir the gel to incorporate the color.  However, be careful not to over mix or mix too quickly.  Doing so can cause the base to create bubbles.

Adding the Bite Me Fragrance OilAdding the Bite Me Fragrance Oil

At this time we will be incorporating the scent.  As we talked about earlier, we will be adding Bite Me Fragrance Oil to this bath gel recipe.  If you have not worked with this berry scent in the past, you are missing out!  It happens to be one of my favorite fragrance oils!  So, the easiest way to add the fragrance is with a disposable pipette.  Using a disposable pipette, add 12 ml Bite Me Fragrance Oil to the bath gel.  Using a mixing spoon, blend the ingredients together.  Remember, stir slowly as stirring to quickly can create bubbles.

Adding the Xanthum Gum ThickenerAdding the Xanthum Gum Thickener

Now, you may notice that the fragrance oil has thinned the Rity Bath Gel.  Well, to help thicken the base back up, we will be adding some of the xanthum gum.  In order to do this, we need to first create a slurry  So, since xanthum gum will clump when added to water, we will first need to pre-mix it.  In an empty mixing bowl, add 1/2 tsp of the xanthum gum powder.  Then, and add 1/4 cup of room temperature distilled water.  Finally, use a hand mixer to mix the ingredients.  You will need to mix the two ingredients for about five minutes.  You will notice the mixture begin to take on a gel-like look.  This gel can then be added to the Bite Me scented bath gel in order to thicken it.  How much you add will depend on how thick you would like your finished bath gel to be.  So, simply add a small amount and then stir.  Once you are happy with the thickness, you are ready to move on.

Adding the Bath Gel to the BottlesAdding the Bath Gel to the Bottles

Finally, we are ready to add the Bite Me Bloody Bath Gel to the 8 ounce bottles.  So, you will need three bottles.  Additionally, you will need three pump dispensers.  Finally, you will need your funnel.  So, place the into the opening of one of the bottles.  Then, fill the bottles with some of the bath gel.


Then, remove the funnel and repeat this process with each of the bottles.  Lastly, place a pump on each bottle, trimming the dip tube on each one before placing it in the bottle.

 

Labeling the BottlesLabeling the Bottles

For this project, we decided to create labels for the handmade bath gel.  We then added a fun Halloween themed label to each bottle.

 

We hope that you have enjoyed creating this Bite Me Blood Bath Gel project.  If you have any questions about this project, or any other candle, cosmetic, or soap making questions, feel free to reach out to us.  You can contact us on our HUG Line, through email, or any of our social media sites.  We hope to hear from you soon!

 

Sep
18

Candy Apple Bath Bombs Recipe


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Candy Apple Bath Bombs RecipeCandy Apple Bath Bombs Recipe

Today, we will show you how to create the candy apple bath bombs recipe from Natures Garden.  This caramel apple bath bombs it the perfect fall staple for your bath and body product line.  Not only does it look just like a caramel apple, but it smells just like the real thing as well!  So, if you are as much of a caramel apple fan as I am, read on to learn how to make these amazing bath fizzies!

Candy Apple Bath Bombs Recipe Ingredients

Citric Acid
Baking Soda- Sodium Bicarbonate
Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap Base
Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base
Caramel Fragrance Oil
Green Apple Explosion Fragrance Oil
8 oz. Clear PET Bullet Bottles
White Fine Mist Sprayers 24/410
Natures Garden Apron
GLOVES for Soap Making- 1 pair
MASK for Soap Making- 2 count
Glasses for Soap Making
Bath Bomb Molds
Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant
FUN Soap Colorant Yellow Oxide
FUN Soap Colorant- Red Oxide
Disposable Pipettes

Other Ingredients & Equipment You’ll Need:
Cutting Board
Scale
Microwave safe containers
Deep Mixing Bowl
Lollipop Sticks
Large Knife
Microwave
Rubbing alcohol (in the bullet bottle)
Wax Paper

A Few Additional Preparations

When preparing any type of bath bomb or bath fizzy recipe, it is best that they are prepared in non-humid climates.  Bath bombs fizz when added to water due to the combination of baking soda and citric acid being added to water.  So, when prepared in humid climates the bath bombs can actually react to the moisture in the air itself.   

Prior to making this recipe, pour some of your rubbing alcohol into your 8 ounce bullet bottle in order to be prepared.  Another option is witch hazel.  You can use witch hazel when creating bath bombs as well.  Both will work when creating bath bombs.  However, rubbing alcohol will create a harder bath fizzy.

About the Fragrance Oils

Before we begin, let’s take a look at the scents we will be using.  For this bath bomb recipe we will be working with two fragrance oils to create our candy apple bath bomb recipe.  First, we will use Natures Garden’s Caramel Fragrance Oil.  The second scent that we will be using in our bath fizzy project is the powerful Green Apple Explosion Fragrance Oil.

Caramel Fragrance OilCaramel Fragrance Oil

First, let’s look at Natures Garden’s Caramel fragrance oil.  This scent by  is the aroma of buttery, toffee caramel. It is a great to use by itself or to a wonderful scent to mix with others for creative fragrance blends.  In fact, it is smells wonderful when mixed with our Green Apple Explosion Fragrance Oil.

Green Apple Explosion Fragrance OilGreen Apple Explosion Fragrance Oil

Next, let’s talk about the Green Apple Explosion Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden!  This apple scent is unbelievably strong.  In my opinion, it is the strongest apple scent that we carry here at Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies. We believe we have quite possibly found the “spunkiest” green apple fragrance oil on earth!  We thought about calling it Granny Smith Apple, but this fragrance deserves a name that “pops” just like its aroma.  Thus, may we present:  Green Apple Explosion! This apple aroma is an NG original scent!

Prepare the Bath Bombs

To begin, we will prepare the bath bombs and allow them to setup before covering them with the melt and pour soap.  So, you will want to put on your apron and gloves before starting.

Recipe Weights for the Green Bath Bomb Portion

182 grams Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
300 grams Citric Acid
600 grams Baking Soda
9 grams Green Apple Explosion Fragrance Oil
9 grams Caramel Fragrance Oil
4 grams Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant
4 grams Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant

Prepare the Powdered Ingredients for the Candy Apple Bath Bombs Recipe

Prepare the Baking SodaFirst, you will need a deep mixing bowl.  To your mixing bowl, add the baking soda.  Then, use your hands to break any clumps that you may find in the baking soda.   

 

Add the Sodium Cocoyl IsethionateNext, to the bowl containing the baking soda, add the sodium cocoyl isethionate.  Then, use your hands to blend the ingredients together.  Once again, as you are mixing, break up any clumps that you find in the mixture.

 

Add the Citric AcidThe final powdered ingredient that we will be adding is the citric acid.  So, add the citric acid to the bowl.  Then, mix the ingredients together.  Finally, break any lumps found in the mixture apart just as you did before.

Scenting and Coloring the Caramel Apple Bath Bombs Recipe

Coloring the Caramel Apple Bath Bombs Recipe

At this time, we will color and scent the candy apple bath bombs.  So, to the bowl containing the powdered ingredients, add the fragrance oils.  First, you will need to add 9 grams of the caramel fragrance oil.  In addition, add 9 grams of the green apple explosion fragrance oil.  Finally, we will add the two colorants.  So, to the same bowl add 4 grams of the lime green colorant and 4 grams of the neon green FUN Soap Colorant from Natures Garden.  Once you have added the ingredients, use your hands to mix everything together.  You will want to be sure everything is mixed thoroughly before moving on.

Prepare the Candy Apple Bath Bomb Mixture for the Molds

Prepare the Candy Apple Bath Bomb Mixture for the MoldsNow, you will need the bottle of rubbing alcohol that you prepared earlier.  Then, begin spraying the candy apple bath bomb mixture with rubbing alcohol.  You will want to spray in small amounts.  So, spray a small amount of the rubbing alcohol and then use your hands to mix.  Continue spraying and mixing.  You will want to repeat this process until it reaches a point that you can squeeze the mixture and it holds a form.  However, be careful not to overspray the mixture.  If this happens, your bath bomb will become too wet and it will not fizz when it is added to the bathtub.

Fill the Bath Bomb Molds

Fill the Bath Bomb MoldsOnce your bath bomb mixture is at the proper consistency, you can fill the bath bomb molds.  You will need a total of seven sets of bath bomb molds.  Begin filling each of your molds.  Make sure you are packing the molds tightly.  You will need to fill a total of seven molds. 

Putting the Candy Apple Bath Bomb TogetherWhen you have filled all seven molds, you can put the two halves together.  Before pressing the two halves together, spray each one with rubbing alcohol.  Then, press them together.  Allow the bath bombs to setup overnight before moving on.

Adding the Lollipop Stick

Adding the Lollipop Stick

Once your bath fizzies have setup, remove them from the bath bomb molds.  Then, you will need to add one lollipop stick to each bath bomb.  Place a stick through the center of each bath bomb.  You want to apply gentle pressure and slowly insert the stick.  If you apply too much pressure or try to move too quickly, your bath bomb can begin cracking.  Place the candy apple bath bombs on a sheet of wax paper.  Alternatively, you can place them on a silicone baking mat.

Prepare the Melt and Pour Soap Base

The next step will be preparing the melt and pour soap base.  We will begin by preparing a caramel colored hemp oil melt and pour soap base.  Then, we will go over it with the clear melt and pour soap base.  Now, I am sure you are wondering why we are using two different types of soap base for this portion of the candy apple bath bombs recipe.  Well, we first attempted this recipe using only the clear base.  It took quite a few layers to get a full coverage and used a lot of soap base.  So, then, we added a caramel colored layer using the hemp oil soap base.  However, this look did not have the shiny caramel look that we wanted.  So, we ended up doing a layer of the hemp oil soap base to get the full coverage.  Then, we added a second layer using the clear soap base.

Total Recipe Weights for Hemp Oil Soap Portion

100 grams Hemp Oil MP Soap Base
2 grams Caramel Fragrance Oil
2 grams Green Apple Explosion Fragrance Oil
15 drops Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
2 drops Red Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Creating the First Layer of Melt and Pour Soap

Creating the First Layer of Melt and Pour SoapNow, we will prepare the first layer of caramel soap.  For the first layer, we will use the hemp oil melt and pour soap base.  So, in a small bowl, weigh out and melt the hemp oil soap base.  You will want to melt the mp soap in 30-second bursts until the base is in a liquid state.  Then, add the red oxide and yellow oxide FUN Soap Colorants.  Finally, add both the caramel fragrance oil and the green apple explosion fragrance oil.  Stir the melted soap base to blend everything together.

Adding the First Layer of Melt and Pour Soap to the Candy Apple Bath Bombs

Adding the First Layer of Melt and Pour Soap to the Candy Apple Bath Bombs
At this time, you will need a disposable pipette.  Using the disposable pipette, drizzle the caramel colored hemp oil soap over the green bath bombs.  Then, allow the soap to completely setup before moving on.

Total Recipe Amounts For Diamond Clear Soap Portion

100 grams Diamond Clear MP Soap Base
2 grams Caramel Fragrance Oil
2 grams Green Apple Explosion Fragrance Oil
10 drops Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
1 drops Red Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Prepare the Clear Melt and Pour Soap

Once you have coated your candy apple bath bomb with the hemp oil mp soap, we will cover it with a clear caramel colored soap base. 

Creating the Clear Caramel SoapPrepare the Clear Soap Base

So, weigh out and melt 100 grams of the diamond clear soap base.  Then, add the caramel and apple fragrance oils. In addition, add 10 drops of yellow oxide FUN Soap Colorant and 1 drop of the red oxide FUN Soap Colorant.  Stir to blend the ingredients together.

Adding the Clear Caramel Soap to the Bath BombsAdd the Clear Caramel Colored Soap Base

Use a disposable pipette to drizzle each caramel apple with the caramel coating. Once your soap sets up, your Candy Apple Bath Bombs are ready to use!

Caramel Apple Recipe

Does this Candy Apple Bath Bombs Recipe have you longing for the real thing?  Well, why not make some that you can actually eat.  Try this easy caramel apples recipe from Kelly at Just a Taste!

Aug
23

Rosewood and Musk CP Soap Project


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Rosewood and Musk CP Soap ProjectRosewood and Musk CP Soap Project

Today, we will share with you our Rosewood Musk CP soap project.  This cold process soap recipe uses Rosewood Musk Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies.  This scent is an absolute dream to soap with and is stunning in the cured soap.  For this cp soap recipe, we used an in the pot swirl to create a beautiful pink, white, and brown soap swirl.  Then, we created two small soap loaves that were topped with dried red rose petals.

Rosewood and Musk CP Soap Project Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Lye- Sodium Hydroxide
Sunflower Oil
Shea Butter
Coconut Oil 76
Jojoba Oil
Cocoa Butter Deodorized
Rosewood Musk Fragrance Oil
Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
Titanium Dioxide 
Organic Cocoa Powder
Pink Rose Petals
Sodium Lactate
Silicone Mold- 4 loaves
Safety Gloves
Safety Mask
Safety Glasses
Natures Garden Soap Apron
Thermometer

Other Supplies Needed for the Rosewood and Musk CP Soap Project

Other Ingredients & Equipment You’ll Need:
Distilled Water

  • Mixing Bowls
  • Mixing Spoons
  • Rubber Spatula
  • Scale
  • Stick Blender
  • Vinegar

Total Recipe Cold Process Soap Weights:

  • 323 grams Water
  • 112 grams Lye 
  • 20 grams Sodium Lactate (added to cooled lye solution)
  • 212 grams Sunflower Oil
  • 212 grams Shea Butter
  • 212 grams Coconut Oil 76
  • 85 grams Jojoba Oil
  • 127 grams Cocoa Butter
  • 64 grams Rosewood Musk Fragrance Oil

Rosewood and Musk CP Soap Project Total Colorant Amounts

Colorant for Pink Soap:
3 drops FUN Soap Colorant Neon Pink
Colorants For Brown Soap:

3 grams Organic Cocoa Powder (Mixed with a small amount of soaping oils)

Colorants For White Soap:

8 grams Titanium Dioxide (Mixed with a small amount of soaping oils)

Soap Making Preparations

Prior to begin the Rosewood and Musk CP Soap Project, you will want to prepare your work area.  First get all of your utensils, soap making supplies, and soap making ingredients ready and in your clean and clutter-free work area.  Then, fill a bottle with vinegar.  The vinegar can be used during soap making and clean up to neutralize lye.  If you have not made cold process soap before, you will want to learn about the process and safety precautions that should be taken during the soap making process.  So, click here for Natures Garden’s Basic CP Soap Making Class. Also, you will need to become familiar with our Soap Making Safety Class.

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

At this time, you should prepare your lye solution.  So, weigh out your distilled water.  Next, add the lye to the water slowly.  Stir as you add the lye.  Allow the lye solution to cool to room temperature.  Then, add the sodium lactate.  Sodium lactate will help harden the bars of soap.  This will also help when it comes time to remove your soap from the mold.  However, the sodium lactate is optional.

Prepare the Oils for the Rosewood and Musk Soap Prepare the Oils for the Rosewood and Musk Soap

It will take some time for the lye solution to come to room temperature.  However, you can go ahead and weigh out your soaping oils while you are waiting.  Once you have weighed out your soaping oils, it is time to melt them.  Once the oils are melted, you will also need to wait for your oils to come to room temperature.

Prepare the Colorants
Prepare the Colorants

So, now that you have both your lye solution and soaping oils cooling, you can prepare your soap colorants.  For this recipe, we will need three colorants in total, pink, brown, and white.  We will prepare the white and the brown colorants at this time.

Prepare the Brown ColorantPrepare the Brown Colorant

In order to create a brown color in our cold process soap, we will use cocoa powder.  So, weigh out your cocoa powder in a small dish.  Then, add a small amount of your soaping oils and mix.  It is okay if the oils are still warm when they are added to the cocoa powder.  By dispersing the cocoa powder in the soaping oils prior to adding them, they will mix more easily and evenly when we add it to the soap batter.

Prepare the White ColorantPrepare the White Colorant

Next, we will create a white colorant for our soap batter using Titanium Dioxide.  So, go ahead and weigh out your titanium dioxide in a small bowl.  We will then, once again, add a small amount of the soaping oils to the powder.  Once you have created both colorants, simply place them to the side until they are needed.

Prepare the Rosewood Musk Fragrance Oil
Prepare the Rosewood Musk Fragrance Oil

At this time, we will prepare the Rosewood Musk Fragrance Oil.  Weigh out the fragrance oil in a small bowl.  Then, place it of to the side where it will be undisturbed until we need it.

Rosewood Musk Fragrance OilWhat Does Rosewood Musk Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Rosewood Musk Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies is the aroma of fresh cut rosewood and warm musk that blend together to create a clean, peppery scent.  The aroma begins with top notes of bergamot, tea, orange, and lemon.  Then, at the heart of rosewood musk, you will find middle notes of pepper and ginger.  This musk scent finishes with lingering notes of guicawood, vetiver, rosewood, and cedarwood.

Blend Your Soaping Oils and Lye SolutionBlend Your Soaping Oils and Lye Solution

Now, once your soaping oils as well as the lye solution are at room temperature, they are ready to be combined.  So, add the lye solution to the bowl containing the soaping oils.  Next, use your stick blender to blend the soap batter. 

Add the Rosewood Musk Fragrance Oil
Add the Rosewood Musk Fragrance Oil

Once your soap batter is emulsified, it is time to add the fragrance oil.  So, add the Rosewood Musk Fragrance Oil.  Then, once again, use the stick blender to incorporate the scent.

Divide the Rosewood Musk CP Soap Batter

Divide the Rosewood Musk CP Soap Batter

Now, it is time to separate your soap batter.  So, simply divide the soap batter equally into three bowls.

Add the Colorants to the Soap Batter
Add the Colorants to the Soap Batter

Next, add one of your colorants to each bowl.  So, one bowl should be colored with the pink colorant.  Add the pink colorant to this bowl.  Then, add the cocoa powder colorant to the second bowl.  Finally, add the titanium dioxide to the last bowl.  Lastly, use your stick blender to the blend the contents of each bowl to incorporate the colorants.  You will want to begin with the white soap batter.  Then, move to the pink soap batter.  Finally, stick blend the brown soap batter.  This will allow you to blend the contents of each bowl without needing to clean the stick blender in between mixing.

Pouring Rosewood and Musk CP Soap ProjectPouring Rosewood and Musk CP Soap Project

Before we begin pouring the soap, we would like to mention that about half of the white soap batter should be kept to top the soap loaf once it is poured.  So, starting with an empty bowl, begin pouring small amounts of each color of the soap batter. You will need to pour all of the colors in small increments. Keep pouring small amounts of the pink, brown, and some white soap batter until you have used all of the pink and brown soap batter and about half of the white soap batter.  Then, allow the remaining white batter aside to thicken a bit.  You can set this portion aside for the moment.

Swirling the Rosewood and Musk CP Soap ProjectSwirling the Rosewood and Musk CP Soap Project

For the moment we will focus on the brown, pink, and white bowl of soap batter.  So, place this bowl in front of you.  Next, you will need a rubber spatula.  Place the rubber spatula in the bowl. Then, slowly move the spatula in a circular motion around the bowl until you are happy with your swirls.

Pouring the Rosewood and Musk CP Soap
Pouring Rosewood and Musk CP Soap Batter

Finally, it is time to pour the soap batter into two cavities of the 4-loaf silicone mold.  So, divide the soap batter equally between the two cavities in the silicone soap mold.  Gently, tap the soap mold on the counter to release any air bubbles that may have formed.

Topping the Rosewood and Musk CP Soap 
Topping the Rosewood and Musk CP Soap

Next, we will begin topping our soap.  So, for this step, you will need the remaining white soap batter that you set aside.  It needs to be at a thick frosting-like consistency. Now, once the white soap batter is at this consistency, place the it on top of each loaf.  Create peaks in the white topping.

Adding Finishing Touches to the Rosewood and Musk CP Soap Project
Adding Finishing Touches to the Rosewood and Musk CP Soap Project

At this time, we will add a rose petal finishing touch!  Lightly sprinkle the top of each loaf with the pink rose petals.  You can use as little or as much as you would like.  We used less than a gram total for both loaves when creating ours.

Cutting the Rosewood and Musk CP Soap Project

Cutting the Rosewood and Musk CP Soap Project

After about 24- 48 hours, your rosewood musk cp soap can be removed from the mold.  Then, you can slice the soap loaves and allow them to finish curing.  The cold process soap will be ready to use after curing for 4-6 weeks.

 

 

Does Natures Garden’s Rosewood Musk have you curious about rosewood?  I have to admit, back when we began carrying this wonderful aroma, I found myself researching rosewood.  Well, if you too are curious, check out this article from hunker.com to find information on rosewood.

Of course, if you have any questions about this, or any other soap making or candle making project, feel free to ask.  You can contact us over the phone via our HUG line.  You can also reach us on both Twitter and Instagram @ngscents.  Finally, you can talk to us on Facebook or though the chat feature on our website.  We hope that you have enjoyed this cold process soap recipe as much as we enjoyed creating it for you!

Feb
07

Soap Fragrance Oils for Spring


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Soap Fragrance Oils for Spring

Spring is right around the corner.  I am sure those of you creating cold process soap are currently testing new scents and looking for new additions to your spring soap line up.  So, Natures Garden is going to show you some of our best soap fragrance oils for spring.  While all of these soap scents do wonderfully in melt and pour soap, we also wanted to include cp soap makers.  When creating this list we looked at each fragrance oil’s performance in cold process soap.  We took into consideration acceleration, ricing, and separation.  We also took into consideration the amount of time you would have to work with the batter.  Finally, yes, we looked at discoloration.  However, that being said, some of the ones that discolored were just too good not to have on this list.

 Queen of the Nile Fragrance OilSoap Fragrance Oils for Spring: Queen of the Nile Fragrance Oil

First, Queen of the Nile Fragrance Oil.  This is an exotic and powerful, this fragrance oil in cold process soap.  It is the aroma of the glorious night blooming lily.  This scent which overflows with notes of a alluring floral musk combined with cassis and ripe berries.

 

Queen of the Nile Fragrance Oil in Cold Process SoapQueen of the Nile Fragrance Oil in Cold Process Soap

So, how did this fragrance oil perform in cold process soap?  Well, there was no ricing, no ricing, and of course, no separation. This fragrance oil caused the soap to turn to a caramel color. However, the cured soap had a very strong scent retention.

 

  Sour Watermelon Candy Fragrance OilSoap Fragrance Oils for Spring: Sour Watermelon Candy Fragrance Oil

Next, Sour Watermelon Candy Fragrance Oil will take you back to your childhood.  What’s so great about this scent?  It is perfect for both spring and summer.  This candy aroma is that of sweet and sour mandarin oranges, fruity pineapples, and wild watermelon. This Natures Garden scent can be compared the aroma of Starburst Watermelon Chews.

Sour Watermelon Candy Fragrance Oil in Cold Process SoapSour Watermelon Candy Fragrance Oil in Cold Process Soap

Why did sour watermelon candy make our soap fragrance oils for Spring list?  Well, first of all, it is absolutely perfect in cold process soap.  The was no acceleration, no discoloration, no ricing, and no separation.  But, what really blew us away was its strength in cured cp soap.  It has an extremely strong scent retention!

 Elegant Diva Fragrance OilSoap Fragrance Oils for Spring: Elegant Diva Fragrance Oil

Next, on our soap fragrance oils for spring is Elegant Diva Fragrance Oil. There are a couple reasons why this one made the list.  First, being that it was amazing in soap.  However, we also know that finding florals for cold process soap can be tough.  This floral scent from Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies is a beautiful powdery floral rose aroma.  It has notes of soft peony petals and undertones of sandalwood to warm the fragrance.

Top:  Orange, Bergamot
Mid: Rose, Narcissus, Peony, Orange Blossoms
Base:  Sandalwood, Vanilla, Rosewood

Elegant Diva Fragrance Oil in Cold Process SoapElegant Diva Fragrance Oil in Cold Process Soap

So, while Elegant Diva Fragrance Oil does discolor to milk chocolate color, there is some acceleration when soaping at normal temperatures.  However, when you soap at room temperature there was no acceleration and performed wonderfully.  In addition, there was no separation, and no ricing.  The soap retention is very strong with this floral scent.

 Raspberry Lemonade Fragrance OilSoap Fragrance Oils for Spring: Raspberry Lemonade Fragrance Oil

Raspberry Lemonade fragrance oil by Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies is the delicious blend of freshly squeezed lemonade, sweet, juicy raspberries.  Then, it is given a unique twist of natural fresh lavender and finished with white musk.

Raspberry Lemonade Fragrance Oil in Cold Process SoapRaspberry Lemonade Fragrance Oil in Cold Process Soap

When used in soap, Raspberry Lemonade Fragrance Oil performs perfectly.  This scent has no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation.  This scent discolors to the perfect color for a lemonade, a butter color.  Finally, Raspberry Lemonade scent has very strong scent retention.

 Dare to be Sexy Fragrance OilSoap Fragrance Oils for Spring: Dare to be Sexy Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a naughty blend of sweet sensuality and sinful fruits starring in this Oh So Sexy fragrance. Luscious peach nectar, red delicious apple and ripe blood orange lead you to the sensual floral heart. Delicate muguet and pretty pink peonies are teased by a tempting black plum, and tickled with notes of musky vanilla.

Top Notes: Peach Nectar, Apple, Blood Orange
Mid Notes: Muguet, Pink Peony, Black Plum
Base Notes: Musk, Precious Woods, Vanilla

Dare to be Sexy Fragrance Oil in Cold Process SoapDare to be Sexy Fragrance Oil in Cold Process Soap

Dare to be Sexy Fragrance Oil is fabulous in cold process soap! The scent retention is super strong.  The soap batter showed no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation.  The soap also showed no discoloration throughout cure.

 

 

 Peach Perfection Fragrance OilSoap Fragrance Oils for Spring: Peach Perfection Fragrance Oil

Next, compare Peach Perfection Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies to Tyler’s Peachy King.  How do we describe this scent?  Well, it is mouth-watering.  It starts with bursts of peach nectar, not a sweet peach though.  This is a more ripe juicy peach aroma.   Then, the peach aroma opens to orchard fruits of peach and cherry.  Finally, it is highlighted by the effervescence of citrus bergamot and slight hints of dewy orange blossoms This is the perfect spring and summer fragrance oil.

Top Notes: Peach, Bergamot, Banana, Cherry, Orange
Middle Notes: Orange Blossom
Base Notes: Green Notes, Vanilla

 Peach Perfection Fragrance OilPeach Perfection Fragrance Oil in Cold Process Soap

Peach Perfection Fragrance Oil showed o ricing, no acceleration, no separation.  This fragrance oil causes the soap to discolor to a cream.  The discoloration is very manageable and the peach scent gives you plenty of time to work.  Finally, the scent retention is very strong.

 Sangria Punch Fragrance OilSoap Fragrance Oils for Spring: Sangria Fragrance Oil

Sangria fragrance oil by Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies is a refreshing aroma starting with notes of grape.  It also contains citrus notes of orange, lemon, and lime, along with apple.  Finally, those notes are followed by a heart of fruity pomegranate and blackberries.  Sangria Fragrance Oil finishes with dry down of sugar. This fruity fragrance oil now contains higher amounts of essential oil.

Sangria Fragrance Oil in Cold Process SoapSangria Fragrance Oil in Cold Process Soap

Delicious scent!  Perfect Pour, no ricing, no acceleration, no separation, no discoloration after cure.  Scent stayed nice and strong!

 

 Spring Rain Fragrance OilSoap Fragrance Oils for Spring: Spring Rain Fragrance Oil

Spring Rain fragrance oil from Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies is a musky blend of beautiful floral combination of carnation, tiger lily, alyssum, orchids, and fresh roses.  The floral notes are blended with nuances of fresh greenery. This spring aroma is also a best selling scent.

Spring Rain Fragrance Oil in Cold Process SoapSpring Rain Fragrance Oil in Cold Process Soap

Spring Rain Fragrance Oil is absolutely stunning spring time floral scent.  When used in cold process soap, there was no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. In addition, there was no discoloration. Finally, it showed a very strong scent retention in the cured soap.

 Blackberry Jam Fragrance OilSoap Fragrance Oils for Spring: Blackberry Jam Fragrance Oil

Blackberry Jam Fragrance Oil is not only fabulous in cp soap, it’s also very popular with candle makers.  In fact, our clients have made this fruity spring time scent a best seller.  Natures Garden’s Blackberry Jam aroma is  is a blend of fresh tart blackberries.  The blackberries blend with base notes of vanilla and crisp greenery.

Top Notes:  peach, strawberry, blackberry, pineapple
Mid Notes:  orange, violet, jasmine
Base Notes:  musk, vanilla, greenery

Blackberry Jam Fragrance Oil in Cold Process SoapBlackberry Jam Fragrance Oil in Cold Process Soap

So, Blackberry Jam Fragrance Oil is wonderful in cold process soap.  It had no ricing, no acceleration, or separation. In addition, it had no discoloration. Lastly, it had very good scent retention once cured.

 

Jelly Bean Fragrance OilSoap Fragrance Oils for Spring: Jelly Bean Fragrance Oil

Jelly Bean fragrance oil by Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies awakens your senses with the aroma of luscious mixed fruit notes. This candy scent is a must have in the spring. It starts with the aroma of Wild cherries balanced with juicy peaches and sweet strawberries. Then, you will smell just slight hints of cinnamon as the fragrance oil is rounded out at the base with notes of vanilla and musk to create sweet tones.

Jelly Bean Fragrance Oil in Cold Process SoapJelly Bean Fragrance Oil in Cold Process Soap

So, as you can see, this fragrance oil will discolor your finished soap to a light brown.  However, it was perfect otherwise.  We could not possible leave this one off the list.  It had no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation.  You will have plenty of time to play with your soap batter.  To help with the discoloration, you can always use Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  The scent retention is absolutely amazing and strong!

 

Sweet Tea Zing Fragrance OilSoap Fragrance Oils for Spring: Sweet Tea Zing Fragrance Oil

Sweet Tea Zing fragrance oil by Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies is the aroma of a perfect spring or summer afternoon.  This tea scent starts with the relaxing aroma of sipping sweet tea.  But this isn’t any ordinary tea scent, it has hints of lemon zest, hints of honey nectar.  Finally, it is finished with nuances of cardamom.

Top: Earl Grey Tea, Lemon, Bergamot
Mid: Honey, Cardamom
Base: Mint Leaves, Green Tea Leaves

Sweet Tea Zing Fragrance Oil in Cold Process SoapSweet Tea Zing Fragrance Oil in Cold Process Soap

Sweet Tea Zing Fragrance Oil is phenomenal in cold process soap.  It showed no ricing, no acceleration, no separation.  It had slight discoloration to a light beige.  This tea scent maintained a strong scent retention through the curing process.

 Euphoric Majesty Fragrance OilSoap Fragrance Oils for Spring: Euphoric Majesty Fragrance Oil

Euphoric Majesty fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a feminine scent full of allure and sensuality.  This powerful scent is a combination of juicy pomegranate, fresh green notes, persimmon, mysterious black orchids, lotus blossom, warm amber and mahogany woods.  Finally, this scent finishes with black violet, and a creamy accord.  This Natures Garden’s fragrance oil can be compared to Euphoria fragrance.

 Euphoric Majesty Fragrance OilEuphoric Majesty Fragrance Oil in Cold Process Soap

Euphoric Majesty Fragrance Oil performed perfectly in cold process soap.  It showed no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation.  It only slightly discolors to a very slight tan. The strong scent retention will blow you away.

 

 Extremely Sexy for MEN Fragrance OilSoap Fragrance Oils for Spring: Extremely Sexy For Men Fragrance Oil

Extremely Sexy for Men Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies is a masculine citrus spice combination.  This fragrance oil starts with top citrus notes of pink lime, bergamot leaves, and tangerine. The citrus notes are followed by a heart of cinnamon bark, lime wood, and sage. Finally, it finishes with vetiver and orange flowers.  Natures Garden’s Extremely Sexy for Men can be compared to Very Sexy for Men perfume.

Extremely Sexy for Men Fragrance Oil in Cold Process SoapExtremely Sexy for Men Fragrance Oil in Cold Process Soap

Extremely Sexy for Men Fragrance Oil is awesome in cold process soap making.  It had no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation.  Finally, it remained without discoloration throughout the cure.

 

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.

Mar
29

Our Favorite Soap Making Recipes


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Our Favorite Soap Making RecipesOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes

Today, we will talk about our favorite soap making recipes.  Here at Natures Garden, we love soap making.  Whether we are making melt and pour soap or cold process soap, it is one of our favorite things to do.  So, we thought we would share our top ten cold process soap recipes and our top ten melt and pour soap recipes.  Perhaps you are looking for a new product to add to your soap line or a craft maker looking for a new project idea.  Well, below, you will find the Natures Garden staff’s favorite handcrafted soap making recipes.

Our Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Melt and Pour Soap

First, we will talk about our favorite melt and pour soap.  Natures Garden carries a variety of natural soap bases that can be used.  In fact, in the recipes below, you really can use any of the Natures Garden soap bases.  Melt and pour soap making is the easiest soap making process.  It is perfect for beginners, but for those that have been making soap for years can find more advanced soap making recipes as well.  While you can use many techniques when creating melt and pour that can get more complicated, it can simply be melted in the microwave and added to a mold.  This makes melt and pour soap making the easiest way to start your soap making journey.

Coconut Lime Verbana Soap Bowl RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Coconut Lime Verbana Soap Bowl Recipe

Our first handmade soap making recipe is the Coconut Lime Verbana Soap Bowl Recipe.  This is the perfect soap for those summer months.  It is also made completely of melt and pour soap from the outer brown soap bowl to the straw and little guests soaps found inside.  In addition, with summer right around the corner, Natures Garden’s Coconut Lime Verbana Fragrance Oil is PERFECT!

Chocolate Orchid Melt and Pour Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Chocolate Orchid Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Next, the Chocolate Orchid Melt and Pour Soap Recipe.  This soap making recipe is another favorite here at Natures Garden.  Scented with Chocolate Orchid Fragrance Oil and Topped with whipped soap base, this is now only a beautiful soap, it smells amazing as well.  With shades of purple as well as brown, this melt and pour soap recipe is perfect for the upcoming spring and summer months.

Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

The next melt and pour soap on our list of our favorite soap making recipes is the Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap.  This soap uses the mango melt and pour soap base along with clear soap base to create a layered melt and pour soap.  In addition, we embedded a loofah to help exfoliate your skin.  We also love the crisp tropical aroma of Grapefruit Mango Fragrance Oil.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes:  Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap Recipe

Now, let’s talk about the Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap Recipe.  Let me tell you, this is my absolute favorite recipe on the Natures Garden website.  This was one that I had wanted to make for quite some time and it looked even better when it was finished than I ever imagined.  I wouldn’t recommend this melt and pour soap recipe for beginners, it will take some practice, but is well worth the effort.  Vegetable glycerin was added to the melt and pour soap to give it flexibility, allowing it to be rolled.  In addition, we added Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil to give the soap its amazing scent!  We filled the rolled mp soap with the whipped soap base.  So, be prepared to move, it can setup quickly.  But, as you can see, the results are FABULOUS!

Chamomile Clay Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes:  Chamomile Clay Soap Recipe

The Chamomile Clay Soap Recipe is a wonderful combination of soothing clay and whole herbal chamomile flowers.  This layered soap contains a top layer of clay soap with an exfoliating bottom layer embedded with chamomile.  Finally, we scented this melt and pour soap recipe with Watercress and Aloe Fragrance Oil.  This recipe is perfect for both beginners and advanced soap makers alike.

Activated Charcoal Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe

Now, let’s look at Natures Garden’s Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe.  This recipe will also show you how to layer soap.  The bottom clear layer is embedded with poppy seeds for exfoliation.  Then, the top layer contains the power ingredient of activated charcoal.  Activated charcoal is wonderful for drawing toxin.  However, we kicked the soap up a notch by adding mica.  The diamond dust mica to give the soap a galaxy swirl.  Lastly, it is scented with the magnificent Blackened Amethyst Fragrance Oil.

Floating Ducky Melt and Pour Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Floating Ducky Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

This next recipe is perfect for the bath time.  Your kids or client’s kids will love the Floating Ducky Melt and Pour Soap Recipe.  So, what makes this soap float?  The blue whipped soap base the rubber ducky soap sits on.  So, it will actually float while the kids bathe.  The kids will love their bath again when this melt and pour soap is placed in the tub!  In addition, we scented the soap with Baby Clean Fragrance Oil.

Mechanics Melt and Pour Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Mechanics Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

The Mechanics Melt and Pour Soap Recipe is any easy way to create a swirled soap making recipe.  We are able to create swirls with the addition of clay and powders.  This melt and pour soap is scented with Fresh Squeezed Orange Fragrance Oil.

Metallic Kiss Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Metallic Kiss Soap Recipe

This next Natures Garden Recipe is a cool soap making recipe with a shimmering effect.  You can use the clear soap base along with some silver or gold mica to create a fun metal like finish.  We scented the Metallic Kiss Soap Recipe with Love Juice Fragrance Oil.  Why is this one of our favorite soap making recipes?  Well, because, who doesn’t like a little shiny bling?  It is fun and simple to create.  With this technique, you can turn any of our FUN Soap Colorant into a metallic colorant.  In fact, I personally have added mica to many of my FUN Soap Colorant, adding a little bit of extra vegetable glycerin to have ready ahead of time.

Peeps Bunny Cupcake SoapOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes:  Peeps Bunny Cupcake Soap Recipe

Finally, in our favorite melt and pour soap recipes, our Peeps Bunny Cupcake Soap.  This fun soap is perfect for Easter, but who doesn’t love bunnies?  It really can be used year round.  The cupcake base uses melt and pour soap along with the whipped soap base.  This adorable cupcake soap is then topped with a bunny created with the Peeps bunny mold.  In addition, the bunny is coated with sugar to give your soap exfoliating properties.  We scented these handcrafted soap cupcakes with strong and true Lemon Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden Soap Making Supplies.

Our Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Cold Process Soap Recipes

At this time, we will talk about our favorite cold process soap making recipes.  Cold process soap, for those just learning, is created completely from scratch.  It is a fun process giving you the ability to create swirls and use many other fun techniques.  Below, we will show you our ten favorite cold process soap recipes.

World Peace Cold Process Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes:  World Peace Cold Process Soap Recipe

The first cp soap tutorial in our top ten is our World Peace Cold Process Soap Recipe.  This soap making recipe uses many of the FUN Soap Colorants to create vibrantly colored swirls.  In addition, we used a peace sign mold along with Natures Garden Peace Fragrance Oil.

Wine Cold Process Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes:  Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next, our Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe uses real wine.  It creates a wonderful soap with many skin loving oils and butters.  It is made with coconut oil, sunflower oil, and many others.  Not only does this fragrance use actual wine, it is also scented with Natures Garden’s Merlot Wine Fragrance Oil.

Shampoo Bar Cold Process Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes:  Shampoo Bar Cold Process Soap Recipe

Now, we will look at the Shampoo Bar Cold Process Soap Recipe.  This recipe is used for your hair, similarly to a regular shampoo.  The only difference is that the shampoo is in a solid form.  It uses oils and butters that will treat your hair and leave it feeling amazing.

Beer Cold Process Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes:  Beer Cold Process Soap Recipe

Our Beer Cold Process Soap Recipe is another favorite.  This recipe is not only a favorite among staff member, but it’s also a customer favorite. First, it is scented with Natures Garden Stud Fragrance Oil.  In addition, it uses actual beer instead of a portion of water.

Royal Honey Bee Cold Process Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Royal Honey Bee Cold Process Soap Recipe

Our fourth recipe on our list of our favorite cold process soap making recipe is the Royal Honey Bee Cold Process Soap Recipe.  This recipe incorporates real honey into the soap.  This free tutorial will walk you through creating your own honey soap.  This cp soap making recipe also uses Natures Garden’s Nectarine and Honey Fragrance Oil.  We also used bee pollen powder in this soap recipe.

Cold Process Shaving Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes:  Cold Process Shaving Soap Recipe

This Cold Process Shaving Soap Recipe is perfect to use when shaving.  We added clay to this soap recipe that will help soothe and protect your skin.  This soap contains skin loving oils like lanolin and castor oil.  In addition, they are placed in our sleek low profile jars that allow your products to stand out.  Finally, this shaving soap is scented with Black Ops Fragrance Oil, a very popular masculine scent from Natures Garden Soap Making Supplies.

Caramel Custard Cold Process SoapOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Caramel Custard Cold Process Soap

Next, on our list of our favorite soap making recipes is our Caramel Custard Cold Process Soap.  This uses Natures Garden’s Caramel Custard Fragrance Oil.  However, there is something very unique about this soap making recipe.  We used evaporated milk when creating this soap.  Let me tell you, it felt amazing on my skin.

Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process SoapOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap

This next soap making recipe is a true indulgence for your skin.  Our Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap is one of my personal favorite recipe.  Not only does it look delicious, it also contains organic cocoa powder and Natures Garden’s Hot Fudge Brownies Fragrance Oil.

Lavender Cold Process SoapOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes:  Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe

Now, let’s talk about our Lavender Cold Process Soap.  This cp soap recipe uses one of Natures Garden’s most popular cold process soap scents, Lavender Martini Fragrance Oil.  This fragrance oil puts a twist on the always popular lavender aroma.  Not only does it smell amazing, it performs extremely well in cp soap.  In addition to the scent, this soap is topped with real dried lavender.

Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes:  Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap

Finally, we have the Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap.  This cp soap recipe uses actual pumpkin puree in the recipe.  It is scented with the Pumpkin Apple Butter Fragrance Oil.  This soap not only looks amazing, it smells amazing and feels fabulous on your skin.  This soap is topped with a dollop of white soap to give it a pumpkin pie look.  So, not only does it leave your skin feeling great, it also looks great.  Just imagine how impressed your guest or customers would be to find pumpkin soap in the bathroom during Thanksgiving.

For even more fragrance fun craft ideas, be sure to check out our recipe box.  Here, you will find not only more soap making recipes, but also candle and cosmetic recipes.  For those that are just starting out you can also find free printable classes in our recipe box.  Don’t forget to follow us on our Facebook page.  You can find us on Twitter and Instagram @ngscents.

Nov
20

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe


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Christmas Confetti Soap RecipeChristmas Confetti Soap Recipe

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe is a new fragrance fun recipe from Natures Garden Soap Making Supplies.  This layered soap recipe uses our Fruitcake Fragrance Oil and is just in time for Christmas.  If you are looking for a real fruitcake to eat try this recipe, but if you love the scent but not the actual cake, try our Christmas Confetti Soap.  Learn how to make this layered confetti soap using our simple to use melt and pour soap bases and FUN Soap Colorants.

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap Base
Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Fruitcake Fragrance Oil
Square Loaf Mold
Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant
Whipped Soap Base
Vegetable Glycerin
8 ounce Clear PET Bullet Bottle
White 24/410 Fine Mist Sprayer

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Equipment You Will Need

Cutting Board
Scale
Microwave safe glass containers
Large Knife
Microwave
Hand Held Mixer
Spatula
Wax Paper
Rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle


Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: 
Green Soap Recipe Weights

415 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
17 grams Fruitcake Fragrance Oil
17 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
10 drops Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
2 drops Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Red Soap Recipe Weights

415 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
17 grams Fruitcake Fragrance Oil
17 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
9 drops Fun Soap Colorant Tomato Red

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: White Soap Recipe Weights

570 grams Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap
28 grams Fruitcake Fragrance Oil
28 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Whipped Topping Recipe Weights

150 grams Whipped Soap Base
150 grams Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap
17 grams Vegetable Glycerin
18 grams Fruitcake Fragrance Oil
18 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Green Soap 

We will begin by preparing the green soap. A small amount of the green soap will be used for the confetti portion of the soap. The remaining green soap will be used in the loaf portion of the soap.

First, you will need a dish that is safe for the microwave. In this dish, weigh out 415 grams of Natures Garden’s Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  Now, melt the clear mp soap base in your microwave. You will want to melt in 30-second bursts, stirring occasionally.  Continue to melt the soap until all the melt and pour soap is in a melted state.  While you are waiting for the soap to melt, lay out a piece of wax paper.

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare your Green Soap

 

 

Next, we will be adding our soap colorant.  Now, add the 10 drops Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant and 2 drops Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant.  Stir well to completely incorporate the green colorant.  Once all of the soap is colored, add the 17 grams Fruitcake fragrance oil and 17 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Mix to blend the fragrance oil and vanilla white.

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare your Green Soap

 

Finally, pour about 130 grams of the green colored soap onto your sheet of wax paper.  Alternatively, you can use an extra mold to pour your thin layer like I did.  Spray this soap with rubbing alcohol to eliminate any air bubbles.  Allow this to setup.

 

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare your Green Soap

 

 

The remaining green soap will be used for the green portion of your loaf.  So, slowly pour the rest of the green soap into the mold. Then, spray the green soap with rubbing alcohol to release any air bubbles you see in your soap loaf. Next, just allow your soap to setup.

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare your Green Soap

 

 

Once the green soap that was poured on the wax paper has setup, we will begin cutting our confetti.  So, place your soap on a cutting board.  Then, begin cutting the soap into small squares.  Put the cut up soap in a small bowl and set it aside for now.  We will come back to it in just a bit.

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare the Red Soap

We will once again use a portion of the soap for the confetti and the rest will be used in the red layer of the soap loaf. So, cut and melt 415 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap in the same manner you prepared the green soap. Once again, while the soap is melting, lay out a piece of wax paper.

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare the Red Soap

 

Now, remove the soap from the microwave and add the 9 drops of tomato red soap colorant, 17 grams Fruitcake fragrance oil, and 17 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Stir your soap to completely incorporate the colorant and Fruitcake fragrance oil completely.  Then, pour about 130 grams of the melted red soap onto the wax paper.  Allow the soap that you poured on the wax paper to setup.  You can set the bowl of remaining red soap base aside, we will come back to it.

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Red ConfettiChristmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Red Confetti

Next, once the red confetti soap has setup, use a knife to cut the soap into very small confetti like squares.  Once you have cut them, you can place the red soap in the bowl with the green soap.  Then, go ahead and mix them together.  This will make adding it to your soap easier later.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare Your White Soap

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare Your White Soap

Once your green layer of soap has setup completely, you can prepare the white layer.  So, in a mixing bowl, melt 570 grams of Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap Base.  Then, add your Fruitcake fragrance oil and Vanilla White,  Finally, use a spoon to mix the soap.

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare Your White Soap

 

Now, spray your previous green soap layer with rubbing alcohol.  Next, pour the melted white soap directly on top of the green layer.  Then, while the white soap base is still in its melted state, drop half of the red and green confetti into the white soap layer.  Finally, spray the white layer with rubbing alcohol to release any air bubbles that have formed in the soap.  Allow the white layer to setup before moving on.

 

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Pour Your Red Soap LayerChristmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Pour Your Red Soap Layer

Now we will melt the red soap layer.  Once the white layer has setup, you will need to remelt the red soap base you set aside earlier.  Remember, you want to melt the soap in 30 second bursts only until it is in a liquid state.  Be careful not to overheat the soap.

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Pour Your Red Soap Layer

 

Next, we will pour the top red layer. So, once again, spray the previous white soap layer with rubbing alcohol.  Then, pour the red soap directly on top of it.  Finally, spray the red soap with rubbing alcohol to release any air bubbles.  Allow the red soap layer to setup.

 

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Whipped Soap BaseChristmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Whipped Soap Base

Now, we will be preparing the whipped topping for our soap.  You will need to move rather quickly through the next few steps.  First, in a mixing bowl, weigh out the 150 grams of the Natures Garden whipped topping, 18 grams if the vanilla white, 18 grams of the Fruitcake fragrance oil, and 17 grams vegetable glycerin.  Use a hand mixer to bring the whipped soap base to a whipped frosting consistency.

 

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Whipped Soap Base

 

Next, simply place the 150 grams of your Natures Garden Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap in a mixing bowl.  Then use your microwave to melt the soap base.  Melt it to a liquid state, use caution not to overheat the soap.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once the soap is melted, pour it into the mixing bowl with the whipped soap and the vegetable glycerin.  Begin beating the mixture with a hand held mixer.  When the soap looks like whipped frosting, stop beating.

 

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Topping Your SoapChristmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Topping Your Soap

Next, we will begin topping our soap loaf.  So, using your spoon quickly scoop the soap frosting on top of the soap.  You want it to look like whipped cream on top of the soap.

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Topping Your Soap

 

When all of the soap has been covered with, you can begin adding the confetti.  You will use the remaining red and green confetti to top your whipped cream topping.

 

 

 

 

Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe: Topping Your Soap

 

Finally, allow your soap to setup completely.  Once your soap has setup, you can use your mitre box and cutter to slice your soap.  Then, your Christmas Confetti Soap is ready to use.  We hope you love it and have had as much fun creating it as we did!

 

 

 

For even more fragrance fun check out these free candle, soap making, and cosmetic recipes.  Also, have you created something using our Fruitcake Fragrance Oil?  We would LOVE to see what you have created with it!  Post your pictures on our Facebook page!  You can also tag us on Instagram or Twitter @ngscents.

 

Mar
06

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit


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Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit

Homemade Lip Balm Recipe FinishedThe Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit contains a delightful homemade lip balm recipe and all the ingredients to make the lip balm magic happen. This Natures Garden crafting kit skips the headache of formulating your own recipe and the tediousness of collecting all the individual ingredients to get straight into the fun process of making the lip balm!

Not only does this kit skip straight to the fun, but you can go through the process of making your craft with the guidance of step by step instructions. So, there is no confusion nor frustration of not getting the desired result. Plus, creating your very own products allows you to know exactly what is going into your lip balm, so it is easier to avoid allergies and sensitivities. There is only thing that makes this kit even better, the recipe is super simple and fun to create. The result of this super fun craft is thirty individual lip balm products. These lip balms use natural ingredients, taste like chocolate, and leave your lips feeling soft. You can’t find a better kind of lip balm!

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Needed from Natures Garden

Natures Garden Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Ingredients and Equipment Contained in the Kit

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Ingredients and Equipment Contained in the KitComplete Step by Step Instructions
White Beeswax
Coconut Oil 76
Avocado Oil
Mango Butter
Vitamin E Oil
Chocolate Candy Wafers
Lip Balm Tubes and Caps
Transfer Pipettes

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Weights and Amounts for a Single Batch

29 grams of White Beeswax

35 grams of Coconut Oil 76

35 grams of Avocado Oil

17 grams of Mango Butter

1 gram of Vitamin E Oil

4-6 Chocolate Candy Wafers

30 Lip Balm Tubes and Caps

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Other Necessary Equipment

Scale
Stove Top
Medium Pot
Small Pot
Small Bowls
Spoon

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Clean and Sanitize

As always, you should make sure that you are fully prepared to create these amazing and lip softening lip balms. You will want to make sure that you have both clean equipment and enough working space to make the product inside your kit. First, clean all of the equipment you will need that is listed above and make sure that it is nearby. Keeping this equipment readily available will make this process go smoother and quicker. Second, make sure that you have your stove and counter top clean and ready to use. This will not only speed up the process, but help to reduce possible contamination. While this step seems simple, it is crucial for your product that everything is sanitized and ready to use.

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Making a Double Boiler

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Making a Double BoilerBefore you begin, we need to make sure that you are comfortable with using a double boiler for melting. This method of melting various things, such as oils or chocolate, is done to reduce the chance of scorching the ingredients. Instead of specifically purchasing a double boiler, you can create something that performs similarly with two differently sized pots.

First, take the larger pot and fill it with water. This pot will sit directly on the stove to allow the water to boil. Next, the smaller pot will be set in the water of the larger pot. The ingredients that you want to melt will be placed into the smaller pot. Once you are ready to melt your ingredients, turn up the stove to boil the water. This will melt your ingredients at a safer temperature, but be sure that you stir periodically and make sure that you water doesn’t boil over. Now, you are ready to get started.

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Weighing Ingredients

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Weighing IngredientsFirst, you will weigh two of your ingredients that will take a bit longer to melt. Retrieve the beeswax, mango butter, a bowl, and your scale. Now, tare the weight of the bowl from the scale. Individually weigh your 29 grams of the white beeswax and 17 grams of the mango butter into the bowl. Set this bowl aside for a moment, but not to far as you will use this mixture in the following step.

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Melting Ingredients

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Melting IngredientsNext, you will melt your weighed ingredients in your newly created double boiler. After you have the double boiler assembled turn on the stove to begin boiling the water of the large pot. Next, retrieve the bowl of white beeswax and mango butter. Empty this mixture into the small pot. Additionally, add approximately 4 to 6 discs of the chocolate wafers. The amount you add is a personal preference in flavoring, so add any amount you choose. Since these three ingredients will take longest to melt, these will be allowed to stay on the stove while the next few steps are done.

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Weighing the Remaining Oils

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Weighing the Remaining OilsNow, you are going to weigh out the remaining oils. Take another bowl, a scale, coconut oil 76, the avocado oil, and the vitamin E oil. Tare the weight of the bowl from the scale and weigh your ingredients. You will be weighing out 35 grams of coconut oil 76, 35 grams of avocado oil, and 1 gram of vitamin E oil.

Additionally, it is possible that your bottles of coconut oil 76 may be arrive in solid form, as its melting point is around room temperature. If this happens to occur, then you will need to melt the coconut oil 76 before weighing. You can either place the closed bottles into hot water or place the uncapped coconut oil 76 in the microwave with thirty second intervals to melt. Once everything is weighed into your bowl, temporarily set aside.

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Combining Ingredients into the Double Boiler

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Combining Ingredients into the Double BoilerNext, you will be adding the mixture in the bowl to the double boiler. Hopefully, the mixture already in your double boiler has melted a bit. Now, you can add the coconut oil 76, avocado oil, and vitamin E oil mixture to your double boiler.  You will want to be observant and make sure that the ingredients in your double boiler don’t get too hot. If you feel that your ingredients are getting too hot, turn down the heat or lift the small pot for a moment or so. Finally, when the mixture has completely melted you can remove the small pot from the water.

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Filling the Lip Balm Tubes

Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Kit Filling the Lip Balm TubesLastly, you will transfer the mixture from the pot to the lip balm tubes. Take your transfer pipettes to move your mixture from the pot into the lip balm tubes. You will want to work fast because the mixture will begin to set up as it cools. If the mixture hardens in the pot, then you can reheat the mixture carefully. Additionally, the hardened mixture in the pipettes can be squeezed out into the pot for melting. You should have plenty of pipettes available, but cleaning out the pipettes that you can will help prevent you from running out too soon. Once you have filled all of your lip balm tubes you will need to leave them to set up. They shouldn’t take too long to cool, but make sure not to use or cap your finished products until they are at room temperature.

Oct
24

Melon Jasmine Fragrance Oil


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Melon Jasmine Fragrance OilMelon Jasmine Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Melon Jasmine Fragrance Oil is fruit and floral scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is a fresh blend of flower scents, sweet fruit, and fresh veggie scents. Our clients find this melon scent unique and refreshing.  One of our values customers has stated, “I ordered this for a friend of mine because she likes anything with Jasmine. It has a unique smell to it. This is one you have to add to your collection if you don’t all ready have it. Will be back for more. Used NG 100% Soy wax.”

What Does Melon Jasmine Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Natures Garden took this highly requested fragrance oil and made it spectacular! A very complex fragrance beginning with just the right combination of ripe cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon, and fresh cucumber; rounded out with aromatic French jasmine, and cyclamen.

How Do Our Customers Use Melon Jasmine Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

Melon Jasmine Fragrance Oil Candle Color SuggestionOur customers that can create candle products with this complex fragrance oil. Recipes that contain either vegetable waxes or paraffin wax can use up to 10% of this deliciously sweet scent.  Both Joy Wax and WOW Wax can perform perfectly for this fragrance oil. Additionally, products that are made of soy wax will have a nice and strong scent retention for this fragrance oil. If you want to add colorants to your candle creations, then we would suggest using either 4 drops orange candle colorant and 1 drop yellow liquid candle dye or a small amount of shredded orange and yellow color blocks. Just remember to never use crayons for the coloring of your candles as they will clog your wick.

Customers that create homemade room scenting product can use this fruit and floral fragrance oil to make a variety of scented creations. Both potpourri and incense will perform well for this fragrance oil at no more than 50% of scent in their formulation. Any scented homemade cleaning products can use no more than 5% of this sweet scent. While this scent has been found to work in gel wax products, it is still the customers responsibility to test each of their purchased scents. Also, aroma beads will have a nice and strong scent for this fragrance oil.

How Do Our Customers Use Melon Jasmine Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Melon Jasmine Fragrance Oil Cold Process Soap DiscolorationSoap making customers can use this melon and flower fragrance oil to create their products. Hot process soap, melt and pour bases, and cold process soaps can be created using this scent with a maximum of 5% overall. Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have shown that this aroma will perform nearly perfectly for this method of creating soaps. A batch containing this fragrance oil should have no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation. Further, this batch will have a perfect pour from this scent. The final bar will have a good scent retention and the bar will have a light beige discoloration. If you are wanting to color your products, then we would suggest mixing orange soap colorant and yellow soap dye to achieve your desired hue. Just never use candle dyes in bath and body products as they may dye the skin.

Customers that create great bath and body products can be successful using this flower and fruit blended fragrance oil.  Bath gels, bath fizzies, perfumes, lotions, and other related products can be made with this fragrance oil at a concentration of no more than 5%. If you want to color bath and body products for this scent, then feel free to add orange and yellow soap colorant or any other shade to your bath and body creations.