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Oct
16

Sandalwood MP Soap Recipe


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Sandalwood MP SoapSandalwood MP Soap Recipe

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

Sandalwood MP Soap Ingredients

Other ingredients and equipment:

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

Ingredients Spotlight

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

Sandalwood Fragrance OilSandalwood Fragrance Oil

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

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

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

Whipped Soap BaseWhipped Soap Base

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

Cocoa PowderCocoa Powder

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

Himalayan Pink Salt Coarse GroundHimalayan Pink Salt Coarse Ground

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

Weights for your Sandalwood MP Soap Recipe

Rose Layer Weights

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

Brown Layer Weights

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

White Layer Weights

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

Whipped Soap Weights

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

Preparations Before Creating the MP Soap

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

 

Preparing Your Soap ColorantsPreparing Your Soap Colorants

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

Preparing Rose Clay Soap ColorantPreparing Rose Clay Soap Colorant

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

Preparing Brown Soap ColorantPreparing Brown Soap Colorant

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

Preparing The Brown Layer of SoapPreparing the Brown Layer of Soap

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

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

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

Preparing the White Soap LayerPreparing the White Soap Layer

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

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

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

Preparing the Pink Soap LayerPreparing the Pink Soap Layer

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

Pouring The Pink Soap LayerPouring The Pink Soap Layer

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

Preparing The Whipped SoapPreparing The Whipped Soap

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

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

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

Adding The Finished Whipped Soap On Top

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

Topping the Sandalwood MP SoapTopping the Sandalwood MP Soap

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

Cutting the Sandalwood MP SoapCutting the Sandalwood MP Soap

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

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

Jun
21

Pink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe


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Pink Salt Solid Scrub RecipePink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe

The Pink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe is a unique scrub recipe that is simply divine! This Natures Garden one of a kind salt scrub is even more than your run of the mill scrub recipe. This recipe contains both moisturizing oils that protect your skin and soap to clean as you exfoliate. Further, this scrub recipe contains quite a bit of Pink Himalayan Sea Salt, which has a multitude of benefits for your skin! Plus, this recipe comes in a perfectly portable package that is great for single uses. These clamshell containers make it easy to use, simply pop out one block to use and close the rest back up. It is convenient to take to the shower and easy for single use. This recipe is truly the perfect bath product!

Pink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe Available Ingredients From Natures Garden

Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap
Coconut Oil 76
Sunflower Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
NG Sun and Sand Type Fragrance Oil
Himalayan Pink Salt Coarse Ground
Himalayan Pink Salt Fine Ground
24K Gold Mica Pigment
Diamond Mica Pigment
Clamshell Containers

Pink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe Other Equipment That Is Needed

Gram Scale
Microwave Safe Bowl
Spoon
Spatula
Mixing Bowl
Microwave

Pink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe Weights and Amounts of All the Needed Supplies

170 grams Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap
15 grams Coconut Oil 76
57 grams Sunflower Oil
40 grams Sweet Almond Oil
20 grams NG Sun and Sand Type Fragrance Oil
40 grams Himalayan Pink Sea Salt Coarse Ground
315 grams Himalayan Pink Sea Salt Fine Ground
A tiny amount of the 24K Gold Mica Pigment
5 Clamshell Containers
A tiny amount of the Diamond Mica Pigment

Pink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe Clean and Sanitize Before Working

Before you begin creating your recipe, make sure that the area you will be working in is clean. This will help protect your product from contamination, which could ruin your recipe. Plus, this preparation strategy will prevent you from running into space issues as you are working. First, remove anything in your work area that isn’t necessary for your project. This will give you the space you need to finish this craft. Second, make sure everything is sanitized. Otherwise, you could end up with dirt or debris in your completed pink salt scrubs. So, the safest way to create this recipe is to be prepared first.

Pink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe Setting out the Clamshell Containers

Another way to be prepared is to set out the packaging. Before you begin, retrieve the five clamshell containers you will use when creating this recipe. You will need these clamshells quickly after you whip up the entire mixture. So, it will be very helpful to have the packaging immediately available. Otherwise, your soap scrub may set up before you add it to the clamshell containers. While the recipe would still be okay to use after this point, it will be near impossible to get the mixture into the clamshell containers. Not getting the mix into the clamshell containers will hinder the appearance of your product, as you will not be able to add the pretty topping to the scrubs.

Pink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe Preparing the SaltsPink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe Preparing the Sea Salts

Also, you want to get the salt ready before you melt the soap. Melt and pour soap will set up quickly, so it is best that you have everything ready. So, weighing the salts before will provide you with more time to work. Now, weigh out 40 grams of the Himalayan Pink Sea Salt Coarse Ground in one of your bowls and weigh out 315 grams of the Himalayan Pink Salt Fine Ground in another of your bowls. These will be set aside for later use. The finely ground pink salt will be used as the main exfoliant within this salt scrub mixture. This will help remove any dead skin. Also, the coarsely ground pink salt will be added to the top to provide both the lovely appearance and some extra exfoliation.

Pink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe Preparing The Melt and Pour SoapPink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe Preparing The Melt and Pour Soap

Next, you will be melting the soap for this pink scrub recipe. So, cut up and weigh out 170 grams of Nature’s Garden’s Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap. Add this soap to a microwave safe bowl. You will want to melt the soap in 30-second increments, stirring in between as it is melting. Stirring as you go will disperse the heat more evenly so the soap will not overheat as you are melting your soya milk soap. Once all the soap is in liquid form, then you can stop heating the soap. After it is melted, it is time to move on to the next step.

Pink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe Adding All of the OilsPink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe Adding All of the Oils

Now, we are going to add the oils to your recipe. These are the oils that are either beneficial for your skin or scenting the scrub. So, take your melted soap and quickly add your oil ingredients. First, weigh out and add 20 grams of the NG Sun and Sand Type Fragrance Oil to the soap. Mix this into the soap well. Now, add 15 grams of the Coconut Oil 76, 57 grams of the Sunflower Oil, and 40 grams of the Sweet Almond Oil. Again, stir well to mix these ingredients into the melt and pour soap.

Pink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe Adding the Himalayan Pink Sea SaltPink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe Adding the Himalayan Pink Sea Salt

Next, you are going to be adding the salts you have already weighed. Be sure to move quickly as you move to this step because your soap will begin setting up pretty fast. Now, pour in the Fine Ground Himalayan Pink Salt that you have already weighed into the soap and oil mixture. You will want to fold the salt into the mixture quickly. However, you want to make sure that the pink salt has been incorporated well enough so that everything seems evenly mixed together. You don’t want the melt and pour soap to set up, but you don’t want the mixture to be uneven in areas.

Pink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe Packaging the Mixture and Adding the ToppingPink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe Packaging the Mixture and Adding the Topping

Now, you are ready to package up your mixture by filling your clamshell containers. Begin by spooning the mixture into the clamshell containers. Then, you will use your fingers to work the pink salt scrub into each of the six cavities. You will want to pack everything fairly tight. Also, make sure to leave a little bit of room on top so that you are able to close the clamshells after adding the coarse pink salt on top. You don’t need much room, but you shouldn’t overfill the clamshell containers. After each of your clamshells fully packed, you will be adding the coarse ground Himalayan pink salt to the tops. So, place about 9 grams of the coarse ground Himalayan pink salt onto the top of each clamshell. Make sure to spread this out evenly over the entire top of the filled clamshell containers.  Finally, press gently so that the coarse pink salt sinks in slightly and stays in place.

Pink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe Adding the GlitterPink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe Adding the Glitter

Now, you will add the shimmer to the tops of your nearly finished bath scrubs. You will less than a gram of both the Diamond Mica Pigment and the 24K Gold Mica Pigment. You will only be giving the tops of your pink salt scrub a light dusting with a tiny amount of the shiny mica dust. While you can dust separately with each of your two mica pigments, we recommend mixing the mica dusts before dusting.  We have found that this provides a more even dusting that prevents the colors from looking separate on your finished products. So, you would mix together about a tiny bit of the diamond dust mica and a tiny bit of the 24K gold mica together for a pretty mica blend that is lovely and shimmery.

Next, you will be adding a light dusting to your recipe. You can either do this with your spoon or a shaker. If you do not have a shaker or have another way to dust your solid salt scrub, then you will be fine using a spoon when applying the mica. We chose to use a shaker to evenly coat the tops of the salt scrub with the mica mixture. Also, you can lightly shake a spoon of the mica powder over the scrubs to provide a dusting, as well. Any way that you choose to add the shimmery shine, just make sure the sparkles are as evenly applied as you can possibly get.

Pink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe Finished CreationPink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe Finished Creation

Finally, your solid scrub recipe is complete!  After you have finished, these bath scrubs will be immediately ready to use! You can use these to wash and exfoliate your hands or you can use these in the bath for a whole body experience. Either way, this is a wonderful recipe that combines the clean fun of melt and pour soap with the care caring properties of a typical salt scrub. So, you are truly set with this bath and body recipe!

Pink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe The Mineral Benefits of Using Pink Himalayan Sea Salt in the Bath

First of all, Pink Himalayan Sea Salt is enriched with many minerals that a healthy human body should have. This includes minerals such as calcium, zinc, iron, and so many others. Including this in a bath product can provide all the benefits, since your skin can absorb some of these essential minerals through your skin. So, using this solid salt scrub in the bath could provide you with a mineral soak, which would be beneficial for your health and your skin. Plus, this pink sea salt is a gourmet salt that is kosher, food grade, all natural, organic compliant, and has high levels of beneficial minerals. Meaning that this is very beneficial for those that will use this solid salt scrub in the bath!

Pink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe The Detoxifying Benefits of Using Pink Himalayan Sea Salt in the Bath

Further, the pink Himalayan sea salt has even more benefits for your skin. Not only is this pink sea salt beneficial for mineral absorption, but the salt can be used to detoxify your skin. In the bath, the Himalayan sea salt from your scrub will dissolve in the warm water of your bath. This combination will create an ionic solution, which means that the solution will be able to draw out toxins from your skin as you are soaking.

Pink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe The Skin Hydration Benefits of Using Pink Himalayan Sea Salt in the Bath

Also, soaking in a bath of pink sea salt is great for hydrating your skin. This is because our bodies readily absorbing the Himalayan sea salt and where the salt is stored. Since the sea salt remains in the outer layers of the skin, it binds to water molecules. This prevents the water from escaping from your skin as easily, which will leave your skin more moisturized. Additionally, the pink salt in this solid scrub is beneficial for relieving skin issues. This lovely salt is useful for helping to heal issues one may have with their skin, such as acne, eczema, or blisters.

Pink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe Let Us Know What You ThinkPink Salt Solid Scrub Recipe Let Us Know What You Think

Give this new variation of a salt scrub a try and let us know what you think about our salt scrubs! You can reach us on the Natures Garden Facebook page or you can tag us on Instagram with @ngscents. We just can’t wait to see what you have created using this recipe. Regardless of whether you added your own twist or followed our instructions, your products are sure to be wonderful! Plus, we are excited to hear from you as we are very certain that you will love this recipe! Not only are they incredibly useful, but they shimmer as well. So, it is a pretty, exfoliating, cleansing, and moisturizing bath and body creation that is super easy to use. What is there not to love?