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May
24

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?


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How Do You Make Homemade Soap? How Do You Make Homemade Soap?

Are you a new soap maker? If so, then this is going to be a great blog for you! Today we are answering the following question; How Do You Make Homemade Soap? Since there are a few different ways to make soap, we are going to talk about the two basic methods for soap making. First, we will talk about Melt and Pour Soap, which will include things like adding colorant, choosing scents, and finding the right mold. Then, we will talk about how to make Cold Process Soap, which includes formulating the recipe, choosing a mold, scenting, and adding colorant. While these two methods are similar in a few ways, there are many differences between the two and ether one can be a better option depending on the situation. So, let’s get started in learning all about soap!

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: What are the Different Types of Soap?How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: What are the Different Types of Soap?

Before we introduce you to soap making, we need to talk about the difference between Melt and Pour Soap and Cold Process Soap. Both can be made at home, but they each require different steps. Melt and Pour soap is the simplest option of the two, as soap batch has already been created. Plus, the lye has already cured and you can use the soap immediately. All you have to do is melt your soap base and create the appearance you want for your batch. The other option is Cold Process Soap, which allows you to formulate your bars to be perfect for your needs. While this method has a bit more time invested, there is a lot more that you can do creatively with CP Soap.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Melt and Pour Soap Making

If you are just ready to get to making cute soaps, then you may want to start with melt and pour soap. While you can’t change the properties of the soap base too much, this method of soap making gives you the freedom to make some pretty amazing soaps.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Different Kinds of Soap BaseHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Different Kinds of Soap Base

While you can’t choose every ingredient, you can choose between several quality soap bases that will be sure to clean and moisturize your skin. We have soap bases that contain real honey, skin loving goats milk melt and pour soap base, and so many more. Regardless of what you are looking for in a bar of soap, you will find that all of our soap bases have quality ingredients that are hard to beat. You can look though all of the melt and pour soap bases available at Natures Garden.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Coloring MP SoapHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Coloring MP Soap

There are a few different routes you can take with coloring your melt and pour soap. If you are trying to create a more natural bar of soap, then you may want to use herbs to color your soap. This is a good idea for face soaps, as well. So, you soap will have a more natural hue and will have the added beneficial properties of the herb. You can find suggested herbs for colorants on our Soap Coloring Class. Another great option for coloring are Da Bomb of FUN Soap Colorants, which will provide bright colors that are perfect for creating vibrant hues.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Scenting MP Soap

There are a few ways to scent your homemade soaps. Some people are curious about how to scent soap naturally. Of course, we could use essential oils, which are all derived from natural sources. You can find your favorite natural scent on the Essential Oils page of our website. Since there is more variety, other people have turned to fragrance oils. We at Natures Garden have hundreds of diverse fragrance oils, which you can find alphabetically by clicking here. For each scent you will find whether it can be used for soap and what amount you can use. So, there is no need to worry whether the scent you are getting won’t work for melt and pour soap.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: MP Soap MoldHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: MP Soap Mold

Finally, you are going to want to choose the soap mold for your recipe. This will depend on how big you want you soap to be. If you are going to be creating an embed or want to make small soaps for guests, then you may want to look at our Guest Soap Molds. For larger bars, you can look through the Mold Market Soap Molds or the Silicone Soap Molds. These sections have larger shapes and even a loaf mold, which is perfect for creating a big loaf from which you can cut bars of soap.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Recipes for Making MP SoapHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Recipes for Making MP Soap

If you are looking to get inspired, then you may want to check out our Melt & Pour Soap Recipes. There are many different types of soaps that we have created and there are step by step instructions available for each one. We have soap that looks like cupcakes, candy, flowers, and so many more gorgeous designs! One fun recipe that we have is the Rainbow MP Soap Recipe and is scented with the heavenly scent of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil. With all of these fun recipes available, you are sure to find a recipe that you love!

How Do You Make Homemade Soap? : Cold Process Soap Making

Once you learn the basics, making soap from scratch is such a fun process! You can create a bar that has all the best properties to make a batch that is tailored to be just right for you. All you need to do is choose your favorite ingredients and their amounts to formulate a recipe. Then, you can get creative with scented oils, soap molds, and soap colorants!

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Soap Making SafetyHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Soap Making Safety

One of the most important parts of making soap from scratch is safety, as cp soap uses lye. So, you will want to tie your hair back, wear safety goggles, clothing that covers arms and legs, closed shoes, and a face mask. You can read more about soap making safety and find the soaping safety supplies we offer by clicking here. Also, you will want to have a well ventilated area to create your lye solution. Another very important thing to remember is that you should only pour lye into water and make sure to go slowly while stirring. Don’t let these precautions scare you though. You will be perfectly fine as long as you are wearing your safety gear and are being cautious!

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: How to Create a Soap RecipeHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: How to Create a Soap Recipe

There are all kinds of properties that you may want to have in your batch of soap. Many people want to know how to make moisturizing soap, how to make sensitive skin soap, or any other properties. The best way to do it is formulate your very own soap recipe and the simplest way to create your very own uniquely perfect soap recipe is the Soap Calculator. All you have to do is enter the oils and butters that you will be using in the recipe and it will tell you all the characteristics of the bar before you even make it. From this point you can tweak the amounts or switch out an ingredient to create a batch that is just right.


How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Adding Scent to CP Soap

While many of the same scents can be used in both CP and MP soaps, there are more factors to consider for cold process soap. Again, you can either use a fragrance oil or an essential oil. But, the fragrance oil’s have the potential to change the consistency and emulsification of your batch. So, you have to be wary of ricing, where the batch clumps and looks like rice pudding. Also, a scent could cause acceleration. This is when the trace happens sooner, which is when the soap emulsifies. The batch will get thick enough to leave a trace of soap on top of the batch after scooping some out and drizzling it back in. Lastly, you could have separation of the fragrance or discoloration of your finished soap.

Some fragrance oils won’t cause any issues and others may cause a few of these issues, its all about the chemical make up. For instance, vanilla scents will often discolor to a dark color due to the vanillin and may need a Vanilla White Stabilizer. If you are curious about a specific fragrance oil, then head over to the Natures Garden YouTube channel. We have tested every scent in one of our soap recipes to show exactly how the scent performs in soap! While we do have a brief explanation of the scent performance on each Fragrance’s page, this allows you to actually see whats happening to the soap.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Coloring CP SoapHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Coloring CP Soap

Again, you can use either herbs or soap pigments to color you soaps. There a few pigmented herbs that can be used to naturally color your soap. In our coloring class, we have options you can use for creating yellow, green, brown, red, and purple hues. But, we have found that Da Bomb and FUN soap colorants are more stable and vivid in cold process soap. While these colorants are created in a laboratory now, they  are able to create versions that are more pure and better than what was previously mined. One example of CP soap that takes the best of both options is the Total Hot Man CP Soap Recipe, which includes Activated Charcoal and Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Choosing a CP Soap MoldHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Choosing a CP Soap Mold

Once your batch of cold process soap has reached trace and is ready to pour, it will be hot. So, you are going to need to make sure that your mold can handle it. Otherwise, your soap mold could end up melting and making a big mess. This means that it would be unlikely that you will be able to make small cold process guest soaps. However, most Mold Market Soap Molds will hold up just fine! Also, all of the SIlicone Soap Molds are sturdy enough to handle the soap. If you are looking to create a loaf of soap, then you may want to try the Silicone Soap Mold- 4 Loaf Molds. Alternatively, you can use a mold like the Silicone Soap Mold- 6 Cavity Flower to create individual bars in fun designs.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Recipes for Cold Process Soap MakingHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Recipes for Cold Process Soap Making

If you aren’t ready to create your very own formulations yet, then feel free to try out one of Natures Garden’s very own recipes! We have all kinds of different types of Cold Process Soap Recipes that you can choose between. Furthermore, you could enter a batch of soap we have created into the soap calculator and change a few ingredients. This would be a great to practice formulating recipes. Also, you may want to try out our Beginners Cold Process Soap Recipe if this is your first time with CP soap. Whether you make your own recipe or start with ours, you are sure to find what you need to create soap that you will love. 

 

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Talk to UsHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Talk to Us

We hope that this blog has been helpful in getting all of you beginning soap makers started. If you have any more questions about anything regarding soap making, then definitely reach out to us! You can find us at the Natures Garden store or online on any of our social media pages. We can answer any questions on our Facebook page. Also, you can reach out to us on Twitter and Instagram with @ngscents. Plus, we would love to see what fun soap creations you have been able to make. Can’t wait to hear from you!

May
21

Berry Fragrance Oils


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Berry Fragrance OilsBerry Fragrance Oils

We at Natures Garden have some delectable Berry Fragrance Oils that you will definitely want to try! Of course, scenting your products is important. When you are choosing your candle or soap-making supplies you need to make sure that your fragrance is going to work in your recipe and smell retain its fantastic scent. Whether you are making soap, crafting candles, or making other homemade products, these are some great fragrance oils to choose from.

Berry Fragrance Oils: Acai Berry Fragrance OilBerry Fragrance Oils: Acai Berry Fragrance Oil

First, we have the delicious scent of our Acai Berry Fragrance Oil. This fruit is best known for in health for its high level of antioxidants and has a unique tropical berry taste. Luckily, our perfumist was able to recreate this exotic scent so we can include it in fragrance oils! The scent of this fragrance is top notes of acai berries, middle notes of cherry, plum, violet petals, and woodsy base notes. Together, these scents create quite a magnificent aroma!

Berry Fragrance Oils: Acai Berry Fragrance Oil RecipeBerry Fragrance Oils: Acai Berry Fragrance Oil Recipe

Since this fruit is beloved in the health world, we decided to make a sugar scrub inspired by a smoothie! The Acai Berry Smoothie Sugar Scrub Recipe uses herbs to make it seem like these berries were freshly blended into a scrumptious smoothie full of delectable fruits. You are sure to love the scent and the scrub!

Berry Fragrance Oils: Black Cherry Fragrance OilBerry Fragrance Oils: Black Cherry Fragrance Oil

If you like cherries, then you are going to love this next scented oil. We have a scent that smells just like its name implies, as the Black Cherry Fragrance Oil has an extremely strong aroma of ripened sweet black cherries. Not only is this scent oil fantastic to smell, but it is perfect for soapmaking and is a wonderful candle making fragrance oil. Further, this fragrance oil can be used in many other cosmetic recipes.

Hair Conditioner Recipe For Dark HairBerry Fragrance Oils: Black Cherry Fragrance Oil Recipe

One great way to use this scent is the Hair Conditioner Recipe For Dark Hair. This homemade hair care recipe is a simple way to create diy conditioner without needing to buy hair conditioner base.

Berry Fragrance Oils: Black Raspberry & Vanilla Fragrance OilBerry Fragrance Oils: Black Raspberry & Vanilla Fragrance Oil

Also, you can try out the scrumptious aroma of our Black Raspberry & Vanilla Fragrance Oil. This oil scent is an enticing blend of blackberries and raspberries on top and middle notes of white floral greenery. Then the scent culminates with bottom notes of musk and vanilla. This fragrance oil has such a fantastic aroma that you will want to include it in with your soap making supplies permanently!

black raspberry vanilla body butter recipeBerry Fragrance Oils: Black Raspberry & Vanilla Fragrance Oil Recipe

Our next recipe uses luscious ingredients, like shea butter and cocoa butter, to create a fantastic lotion. Not only does the Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Recipe include amazing skin care ingredients, but it uses the scrumptious scent of this fragrance oil.

Berry Fragrance Oils: Blackberry Bling Bling Fragrance OilBerry Fragrance Oils: Blackberry Bling Bling Fragrance Oil

Also, you can use the delicious scent of our Blackberry Bling Bling Fragrance Oil in your homemade soaps and candles. The aroma of this fragrance is of juicy blackberries and bright citrus and juicy fruits that is perfectly blended with fresh herbs and greenery to create this spicy and sparkling combination. This NG original scent is definitely not one you would want to miss out on!

Berry Fragrance Oils: Blackberry Bling Bling Fragrance OilBerry Fragrance Oils: Blackberry Bling Bling Fragrance Oil Recipe

You can use this scented oil to create a super cute fizzy bath bomb recipe. Our Blackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bar Recipe uses one of the best blackberry cosmetic fragrance oils along with skin-loving oils to create a great bath and body product. Plus, this recipe includes mica and uses an ice cream scoop to make these bath fizzies look as cute as possible!

Berry Fragrance Oils: Blueberry Cheesecake Fragrance OilBerry Fragrance Oils: Blueberry Cheesecake Fragrance Oil

Another great fragrance oil is the Blueberry Cheesecake Fragrance Oil. This scent has an aroma of sweet, yummy decadence! This fragrance starts with Tahitian vanilla, rich creamy butter and ripe blueberries that sits atop a crumbly graham cracker crust. Careful, this is one of the dessert fragrance oils that is sure to make you hungry for the real thing!

Berry Fragrance Oils: Blueberry Cheesecake Fragrance Oil Recipe Berry Fragrance Oils: Blueberry Cheesecake Fragrance Oil Recipe

This yummy fragrance was used in the Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process Soap Recipe. If you want to learn how to make a soap with an in the pot swirl. Then, this may be a good recipe to try. We used two colors and swirled them together in a bowl before pouring them into a silicone soap mold. You can find the step by step instructions on the website page for this recipe!

Berry Fragrance Oils: Strawberry Kiwi Fragrance OilBerry Fragrance Oils: Strawberry Kiwi Fragrance Oil

Plus, you have another terrific fragrance that you can use include with your candle-making or soap-making supplies is the Strawberry Kiwi Fragrance Oil. This scent has a wonderfully balanced blend of fresh strawberries that is rounded out with just the right amount of tart kiwi. Perfect scent for on its own or used to mix with other delicious fragrance oil!

Berry Fragrance Oils: Blueberry Fragrance OilBerry Fragrance Oils: Blueberry Fragrance Oil

Another great berry scent is our Blueberry Fragrance Oil. While this fragrance has a simple, fresh blueberry scent, it is still a wonderful berry aroma. This single note of freshly ripened blueberries is great for mixing your own fragrance blends. Also, this is perfect for customers who desire a straight blueberry scent. So, there is an option to keep it simple or get creative to create a unique fragrance blend. 

Berry Fragrance Oils: Blueberry Fragrance Oil RecipeBerry Fragrance Oils: Blueberry Fragrance Oil Recipe

We used this delicious blueberry fragrance in our Blueberry Bath Bomb Recipe. Not only did we use a fantastic fragrance oil, but we had other great bath bomb supplies, like skin loving oils and herbs. Also, you could make this recipe even easier by making your entire bath bomb a blue color, like a giant blueberry!

Berry Fragrance Oils: Bumbleberry Fragrance OilBerry Fragrance Oils: Bumbleberry Fragrance Oil

Plus, you can try out the scrumptious scent of our Bumbleberry Fragrance Oil. This fragrance is an explosion of wild blackberries and strawberries, combined with just the right amount of earthy woods. Natures Garden’s bumbleberry fragrance oil begins with top notes of blackberry, apricot, and strawberry that is followed by middle notes of sweet pear, lavender, and jasmine. This is all sitting on base notes of earthy woods.

Berry Fragrance Oils: Chocolate Covered Strawberries Fragrance OilBerry Fragrance Oils: Chocolate Covered Strawberries Fragrance Oil

Also, you can use the Chocolate Covered Strawberries Fragrance Oil to create some delicious homemade products. This scent has hints of orange liquor that accent the fresh fruity tones of this luscious confection. The aroma of ripe red strawberry is surrounded by creamy milk chocolate notes to create a decadent treat. Then, the scent culminates with sweet vanilla creme and rich maple combine at the base.

Berry Fragrance Oils: Chocolate Covered Strawberries Fragrance Oil RecipeBerry Fragrance Oils: Chocolate Covered Strawberries Fragrance Oil Recipe

If you want to learn how to make soap, then you may want to start out with a melt and pour recipe. Our Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe uses soap making ingredients, like a tasty fragrance, melt and pour soap base, cosmetic clays, and one of our silicone molds, to create a nicely swirled soap.

Berry Fragrance Oils: Citrus Strawberry Fragrance OilBerry Fragrance Oils: Citrus Strawberry Fragrance Oil

Further, you can use the delectable scent of our Citrus Strawberry Fragrance Oil in your homemade recipes. This fragrance is an amazingly creative strawberry citrus fragrance blend. The scented oil includes top notes of mandarin, strawberry, and lime, which is followed by middle notes of raspberry, sweet sugar caramel, and lily of the valley. Finally, this is well-rounded with a nice woodsy, musk muguet.

Berry Fragrance Oils: Fresh Raspberry Fragrance OilBerry Fragrance Oils: Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil

Our Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil is another great berry scent that you can use in candle or homemade soap recipes. The scented oil has a nice, strong, true fresh raspberry aroma. Plus, this scent did not have the oily green top notes we were trying to have our perfume maker avoid. This is an extraordinarily fresh raspberry fragrance that we are extremely excited to share with you!

 

Berry Fragrance Oils: Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil RecipeBerry Fragrance Oils: Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil Recipe

Next, check out one of our cold process soap recipes to learn how to make your own soap from scratch. Our Raspberry CP Soap Recipe is a fun recipe that both looks and smells delicious. Plus, it is a simple CP soap recipe that creates gorgeous swirls in your finished bars.

Berry Fragrance Oils: Mulberry Fragrance OilBerry Fragrance Oils: Mulberry Fragrance Oil

Also, you can use the Mulberry Fragrance Oil in you homemade candles and soaps. This scented oil takes a classic mulberry aroma and enhances it by adding the scents of cinnamon sticks, wild berries and bitter orange peels. Of course, this scent is one of our best selling fragrances. Such a magnificent transformation! 

Berry Fragrance Oils: Mulberry Fragrance Oil RecipeBerry Fragrance Oils: Mulberry Fragrance Oil Recipe

You can use this lovely scented oil in a simple and cute air freshener recipe. The Mulberry Love Air Freshener Recipe uses this scent, aroma beads, candle dye, and just a few other common household objects to create some cute air fresheners that work wonderfully.

Berry Fragrance Oils: Raspberry Lemonade Fragrance OilBerry Fragrance Oils: Raspberry Lemonade Fragrance Oil

Further, you can use the yummy aroma of our Raspberry Lemonade Fragrance Oil. This fragrance is a mouth-watering combination of ice-cold lemonade and sweet, juicy raspberries. But, this has a unique twist of natural lavender and white musk. Such a wonderful scent for both soap and candle making! So, you will love how we used this scented oil.

Berry Fragrance Oils: Raspberry Lemonade Fragrance Oil RecipeBerry Fragrance Oils: Raspberry Lemonade Fragrance Oil Recipe

We used this deliciously unique scent in our Pink Lemonade Scrub Recipe. This sweet and sour sugar scrub is perfect for exfoliating and moisturizing your entire body. We used some yellow and pink soap pigments to create a scrub that was perfect for our fragrance.

Berry Fragrance Oils: Strawberry Cheesecake Fragrance OilBerry Fragrance Oils: Strawberry Cheesecake Fragrance Oil

Another great oil scent combines juicy berries and sweet dessert to create an amazing fragrance. Our Strawberry Cheesecake Fragrance Oil is a perfect aroma of creamy cheesecake with nice thick strawberry sauce glazed over top. Once you know how to make dessert soaps or candles, this would be a perfect fragrance to try out in these recipes!

Berry Fragrance Oils: Blackberry Jam Fragrance OilBerry Fragrance Oils: Blackberry Jam Fragrance Oil

Lastly, we have a scrumptious jam scent that is smooth and sweet. The Blackberry Jam Fragrance Oil is a well-rounded blend of ripe and tart blackberries with base notes of vanilla and fresh greenery. Great for making soaps and candles that look like dessert, like candle pies! Plus, this tasty fragrance is one of our best selling fragrance oils!

Berry Fragrance Oils: Blackberry Jam Fragrance Oil RecipeBerry Fragrance Oils: Blackberry Jam Fragrance Oil Recipe

There is a lot that you can do with some fun soap molds! We used a cupcake base mold and our Blackberry Cupcake Soaps Recipe to create some adorable cupcake soaps. All we really needed after that was some whipped soap base for the frosting and they were perfect! So, definitely use this fragrance to create some of your very own blackberry soap.

Berry Fragrance Oils: Pick Your Own

After all these delicious berry scents, I’m in the mood for some fresh berries of my own. So, I decided to look for a way to go out and try berry picking! There is a website called Pick Your Own where you can pick your location almost anywhere in the World and it will tell you what places are around to pick! We have found so many fun options in Ohio and there’s a good chance you’ll find somewhere great, too! I just can’t wait to pick some berries and I hope that you find something good, too!

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap RecipeBerry Fragrance Oils: Reach Out to Us

After all those delicious berry scented oils and fun recipes, we sure you’re ready to go make something fun. If you run into any problems or have any questions, then please reach out to us. We are available at the store, on the phone, and on social media. If you want to reach out on social media, then you can use Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents), or Instagram (@ngscents). Good luck and have fun!

Sep
25

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe


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Swirled Melt and Pour Soap RecipeSwirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Are you interested in creating a lovely and easy soap recipe? If so, then we have the perfect soap making recipe for you! No joke, no lye. Of course, we are talking about our new Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe! This easy homemade soap uses our skin-loving Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Base, which makes soaping super easy! Further, the recipe includes clays that are great for the skin!  Plus, this soap-making recipe uses three perfectly chosen colors that complement the lovely aroma of the Chocolate Covered Strawberries Fragrance Oil. So, this lovely two pound batch of soap will look, smell, and feel fantastic. 

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe History of Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Since the perfect combination of chocolate and strawberries seems so deliciously obvious, you may think that chocolate covered strawberries have been around forever. Although both the ingredients were around for ages, this wonderful culinary invention wasn’t created until the 1960’s. An amazing woman, Lorraine Lorusso, created the decadent treat in the gourmet shop she worked at and, as we all know, this treat became a sensation. Now, we all can enjoy the amazing success of this marvelous baker as well as enjoy the lovely scent that her creation inspired!

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Supplies Available at Natures Garden

Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
Chocolate Covered Strawberries Fragrance Oil
Organic Cocoa Powder
Rose Clay Powder
Kaolin Clay Powder
Vegetable Glycerin
Silicone Loaf Soap Mold
FUN Soap Colorant Neon Pink
Mitre Box
Cutter for Mitre Box
Natures Garden Soap Apron
4 oz Clear Bullet Bottle
Black Fine Mist Sprayer 20/410
Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Other Equipment You May Need

Mixing Bowls (3)
Microwave
Scale
Mixing Spoons
Rubbing Alcohol
Cutting Board
Knife
Disposable Cups (3) (or small containers)

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Total Weights of Ingredients

Since we are going to separate the batch into three portions, the weights of the ingredients are separated based on the way the will be used throughout the recipe.

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Total Weight for the Soap Recipe

904 grams Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Base
45 grams Chocolate Covered Strawberries Fragrance Oil
45 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Total Weight for the White Portion

301 grams Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
5 grams of the Kaolin Clay Powder
10 grams of the Vegetable Glycerin

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Total Weight for the Pink Portion

301 grams Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
7 grams of the Rose Clay Powder
10 drops of the FUN Soap Colorant Neon Pink
15 grams of the Vegetable Glycerin

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Total Weight for the Brown Portion

301 grams Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
7 grams of the Organic Cocoa Powder
16 grams of the Vegetable Glycerin

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Preparations

Before we begin you should make sure that your work station is clean and ready for you to work. Further, you should wash and dry all the equipment that you are going to be working with. Doing this will help to ensure that your finished product is clean, as well. Nothing is worse than finishing a project and finding a speck right on the surface. Additionally, you may find it easier to gather all your ingredients before you begin creating your soap. Although you can simply grab everything as you go, it can be helpful to have everything in your work space before starting. This will make are that you aren’t caught off guard and that you will have everything that you need as you need it.

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Beginning with the Soap ColorsSwirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Beginning with the Soap Colors

First of all, you are going to focus on preparing the three color portions that you will need in a future step.Later on, you will add these colored pastes to separated portions of your melted soap base. Preparing the colors first will make it easier to work with the soap and add these colors later on. This way you will have more time to pour your soap batter. Also, it will be less likely for you to have your soap set up before it gets in the mold. So, take your three disposable cups and assign each one to a different color. You will need to make sure you have a cup for the pink, white, and brown portions of your soap.

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Preparing the Pink Colorant PortionSwirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Preparing the Pink Colorant Portion

Now, we are going to get the pink soap colorant portion ready for you to use in a later step. So, retrieve your scale and set it to measure in grams. Next, add 7 grams of the Rose Clay, 15 grams of the Vegetable Glycerin, and 10 drops of the Neon Pink Soap Colorant to one of your disposable cups. Then, stir this mixture into a paste and make sure that all the ingredients are incorporated. After, set this mixture aside until after you melt the soap base.

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Preparing the Brown Colorant PortionSwirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Preparing the Brown Colorant Portion

Next, you will be getting the brown colorant ready for that portion of the soap. So, use the scale to fill your next disposable cup with 7 grams of Cocoa Powder and 16 grams of Vegetable Glycerin. You will stir this until it is a paste consistency and has incorporated all the ingredients. Then, you can set aside this colorant mixture for you to use in a later step.

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Preparing the White Colorant PortionSwirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Preparing the White Colorant Portion

Next, you will prepare the last portion of the colorants. So, grab the cup that is meant to contain the white portion of your soap colorant. Then, you can add 5 grams of Kaolin Clay Powder and 10 grams of Vegetable Glycerin to this remaining disposable cup. You will need to stir this to incorporate all the ingredients and create the proper consistency. Then, you can set the white colorant aside until you need it later on.

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Melting the Soap BaseSwirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Melting the Soap Base

Now, you are ready to prepare the actual soap portion of your recipe. So, you will cut up and weigh out 904 grams of the Natures Garden Cocoa Butter Soap Base. Also, make sure that you put this soap base into a microwave safe, glass bowl. After you cut up the soap, you can use your microwave to melt the cocoa butter soap base. You will want to melt the soap with 30 second bursts and be sure to stir in between the heating times. This will prevent you from accidentally over heating the soap base. You will need to continue the melting and stirring cycle until the soap is entirely liquid.

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Adding the Fragrance OilSwirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Adding the Fragrance Oil

Next, you will be adding a very scrumptious fragrance oil into the melted soap. So, you will need to weigh out 45 grams of the Chocolate Covered Strawberries Fragrance Oils. Then, you should take your newly melted soap base. After, you can add the weighed fragrance oil to the soap. Also, add in 45 grams of the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to the melted soap. This will prevent some of the discoloration that could be caused by the fragrance oil. Since the fragrance has a 6% vanillin content, it would be likely to create a dark brown color in the soap if left on its own. This is why we need to add in the vanilla white stabilizer, as it prevents discoloration and allows us to color the soap as we see fit. After you have added the soap scent and Vanilla White, you can stir these ingredients into the soap to incorporate everything into the mixture.

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Separating the Scented Soap BaseSwirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Separating the Scented Soap Base

Then, you need to separate the melted soap base. You will incorporate one of the three soap colorants you prepared earlier to each of the three containers. So, take each of the three containers of color and set them up nearby. Then, to the first mixing bowl, weigh about 301 grams of the melted soap base. Next, add your pink clay soap colorant. Next, in the second bowl, add 301 grams of the melted soap base.  Again, add your colorant, this time the cocoa powder colorant. Finally, you should have about 301 grams of soap left in the bowl that you used to originally melt the soap. To this bowl, add the kaolin white clay. Make sure that you mix well to incorporate all the ingredients in each bowl. Afterwards, you will be ready to pour your soap colors into the silicone soap loaf mold!

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Filling the Soap Mold

Now, it is time to fill your silicone soap mold with your colored soap portions. So, get your silicone loaf soap mold prepared in your work area. Know that you will have enough soap to fill two of the four loaf cavities in the soap mold. Also, you will need to grab two of your proportioned cups of colored soap, which two colors that you use initially is up to you. Then, use both your hands and pour these two different colors into the soap mold simultaneously. Add a bit with these two colors, then switch to the next color. You will pour these at the same time, as well. You will need to repeat this process of alternating these three colors and pouring two at a single time until you use up each of your three soap portions.

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Adding the Finishing Touches on the SoapSwirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Adding the Finishing Touches on the Soap

Next, you are ready to add the finishing touches to the soap in your silicone soap loaf mold. So, take your spray bottle of rubbing alcohol and spray the top of your soap loaves. This will make sure that any air bubbles that may be in the soaps are released before the soap sets up completely. As a general rule, you should always spray rubbing alcohol after pouring melt and pour soap. Afterwards, you will need to wait for your soap loaves to completely set up before doing anything else for this craft recipe. If you move the soap before the loaves set up completely, then you could possibly mess up the tops of the soap. This could lead to a wrinkled appearance on top or even accidentally spilling the soaps.

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Cutting the Finished Soap

After the soap completely sets up, you will be ready to remove your loaves of soap from the mold and slice the soaps into bars! Your soaps should be completely set up at this point, so pop the two soap loaves out of the silicone soap mold. Then, you can get these finished soap loaves ready to cut into individual bars of soap. So, use your mitre box and cutter to cleanly slice your bars into bars of soap that are the perfect size for use. Now, your soaps are finally finished!

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Share Your Creations and Find More Recipes

Finally, your homemade soap creation is complete! Another great aspect of this recipe is that now the soap is completely ready to use! So, have some good, clean fun and try out your new creation! We at Natures Garden hope that you enjoyed the free melt and pour recipe. We would love to see your creations and stories, so if you’d like you can find us on Facebook or on Instagram @ngscents. Further, you can find more wonderful crafting recipes and ideas on the Free Classes and Recipes page of our website. So, you may find your next great project there! We hope you enjoy the soap and candle recipes and classes and have fun creating your very own products!

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