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Jan
18

Avocado Soap Recipes


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Avocado Soap RecipesAvocado Soap Recipes

Anyone that is interested in creating conditioning cold process soap recipes, can find free soap recipes from Natures Garden. We have created all kinds of cosmetic soap recipes that are each wonderful for the skin. Of course, avocado oil is one of the nourishing soap makings supplies that we have used to create avocado soap recipes. If you are interested in learning more about these conditioning cold process soap recipes, then take a look at the various avocado oil soap recipes.

Avocado Soap Recipes: Gentle Avocado Cold Process Soap RecipeAvocado Soap Recipes: Gentle Avocado Cold Process Soap Recipe

You can use this cosmetic oil to create Gentle Avocado Cold Process Soap Recipe. This cold process soap recipe uses avocado oil along with other conditioning soap making oils, like Palm Oil and Jojoba Oil. These cosmetic ingredients blend together to create a skin nourishing soap making recipe. Not only does this soap making recipe make soap bars that are conditioning and creamy, but this soap making recipe is scented with the Rice Petals & Shea Butter Fragrance Oil. So, our avocado soap recipe has the aroma of ozony sea water, crushed ginger root, and anise leaves. This aroma is followed by coconut milk and rice flower blended with a base notes of amber, musk, and sandalwood. So, this homemade soap is both a conditioning oil and a soul soothing scent.

Avocado Soap Recipes: Orange Swirled CP Soap RecipeAvocado Soap Recipes: Orange Swirled CP Soap Recipe

The lovely, bright Orange Swirled CP Soap Recipe uses both cp soap and melt and pour soap to create an adorable soap recipe. First, the base of this homemade soap recipe is soap made from scratch. This soap bar blends cosmetic oils to create a conditioning cold process soap recipe. Plus, this scented cp soap swirls white and orange soap colorants. Then, this bar of soap is topped with an mp soap created to look like a juicy slice of orange. These soap recipes are scented with the aroma of our Blood Orange Fragrance Oil. This scented oil has an aroma of tangy, juicy orange scent with just a touch of floral thyme. So, this cute citrus soap recipe is a great cosmetic recipe that smells lovely and conditioning for the skin.

Avocado Soap Recipes: Refreshing Cold Process Soap RecipeAvocado Soap Recipes: Refreshing Cold Process Soap Recipe

If you are looking for a refreshing and clean bath and body recipe, then the Refreshing Cold Process Soap Recipe is perfect! These wholesale cosmetic oils are a wonderful blend of soap making ingredients. These cosmetic ingredients are perfect for creating a conditioning and creamy batch of soap. Plus, this batch of soap use a fresh simple design. This cold process soap uses green soap dye to swirl white and green colored soap. Also, this soap making recipe is scented with the refreshing scent of our China Rain Fragrance Oil. This clean aroma has notes of fresh rose petals, middle notes of wisteria and cyclamen, bottom notes of sandalwood and vanilla. This aroma of soap is perfect for skin care as well as providing a clean soap scent.

Avocado Soap Recipes: Cappuccino Coffee Cold Process Soap RecipeAvocado Soap Recipes: Cappuccino Coffee Cold Process Soap Recipe

Another great cold process soap making recipe is our Cappuccino Coffee Cold Process Soap Recipe. This homemade soap recipe is both perfect for coffee lovers and nourishing for the skin. First of all, this cp soap making recipe is scented with the scrumptious aroma of Cappuccino Fragrance Oil. So, the aroma of this soap is scented with the aroma of rich and strong fresh brewed coffee with heavy cream and sugar. Further, the aroma of this coffee scent is blended with the aromas of both freshly brewed coffee and whole coffee grounds. Plus, this delightful coffee soap includes luscious cosmetic oils that are used to care for the skin. The avocado oil and coconut oil combines with other skin loving oils to create a fantastic conditioning soap recipe.

Avocado Soap Recipes: Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap RecipeAvocado Soap Recipes: Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next, we have a soap making recipe that is perfect for ooey gooey chocolate lovers. Our Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap Recipe is deliciously scented and looks the part as well! First of all, this homemade soap recipe is made to look like warm, melting fudge brownie. This soap making recipe uses real Organic Cocoa Powder to provide a scrumptious chocolaty brown color. Further, the aroma of this cosmetic herb blends perfectly with the fragrance in this scented soap. This lovely soap recipe is appropriately scented with the yummy aroma of Hot Fudge Brownies Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil has the aroma of freshly baked chocolate brownies that is smothered in hot fudge sauce with a hint of sweet vanilla. These cosmetic ingredients are perfect for creating scrumptious soap making recipes.

Avocado Soap Recipes: MP Embed CP Soap RecipeAvocado Soap Recipes: MP Embed CP Soap Recipe

Also, you can create a skin loving bath recipe that is cute and fun, too. The MP Embed CP Soap Recipe uses both mp and cp soap to create a soap making recipe that is both skin-loving and festive. First, you can create the cute purple, red, and white melt and pour soap swirls. After you make these swirls, you will be ready to create your pretty pink cold process soap.

Although this soap making recipe is cute, that doesn’t mean that this recipe can’t be nourishing as well. In fact, this cold process soap recipe uses luxurious cosmetic oils, like avocado oil, that will care for your body. Plus, this lovely soap recipe is scented with the aroma of our Bubble Luscious Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil has the aroma of fluffy pink bubblegum with fruit and vanilla scents. So, this fun mp soap making recipe is perfect for skin care and has a lovely aroma.

Avocado Soap Recipes: Raspberry CP Soap RecipeAvocado Soap Recipes: Raspberry CP Soap Recipe

If you are looking for a scrumptious soap that looks like dessert, then you will love our Raspberry CP Soap Recipe. This soap making recipe uses cp soap on the base and mp soap raspberries. First, this wholesale bar soap recipe uses conditioning oils, like avocado oil, to condition the skin. You will use the cold process soap batter to swirl pink and white soap color to create gorgeous soaps. After these homemade soaps have set up in the Large Square Tray olds, these scrumptious raspberry desserts are cut into squares. Once this soap making recipe is completed, this soap recipe is topped with mp soap raspberries. Further, this adorable soap uses Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil, which has a strong and true aroma. So, your cold process soap recipe is adorable, conditioning, and deliciously scented.

Avocado Soap Recipes: Argan Soap RecipeAvocado Soap Recipes: Argan Soap Recipe

Another soap making recipe that you can try out is our Argan Soap Recipe. Of course, this cp soap recipe includes argan oil, which is wonderful for skin care. This nourishing cosmetic oil blends well with other soap making oils that provide conditioning properties and promote bar hardness. This quality bar of cp soap uses an in the pot swirl to creates a blend of orange, blue, and white colors. Not only does this soap recipe have a fun design, but this soap recipe is scented with our Kulu Bay Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil uses the energetic aroma of tamarind, crushed lychee berries, Tahitian Noni juice, and fresh cranberries. These scents are followed by the herbal freshness of sun-ripened figs with a base of basil and palm leaves. Together these bath and body ingredients will create a luxurious soap that you will love creating.

Avocado Soap Recipes: Champagne Pear CP Soap Cupcakes RecipeAvocado Soap Recipes: Champagne Pear CP Soap Cupcakes Recipe

One of our avocado soap recipes will allow you to create a gorgeous soap cupcake recipe. If you are interested in creating a cute cupcake soap, then you will love our Champagne Pear CP Soap Cupcakes Recipe. Of course, this cp soap recipe uses our Muffin Silicone Soap Mold to create the base of your cupcake bath recipe. Then, this lovely soap is topped with swirled whipped soap and an mp soap pear. Plus, our Champagne Pear Fragrance Oil provides this scrumptious soap recipe with a lovely blend of citrus and melon. This fragrance has notes of orchard pear and fresh apple balance at the heart of the fragrance. This scent has a hint of apple blossom with a light, luxurious musk. So, this lovely bath and body recipe is adorable and absolutely scrumptious.

Avocado Soap Recipes: Hot Process Soap RecipeAvocado Soap Recipes: Hot Process Soap Recipe

Another avocado soap recipe that you can create is our Hot Process Soap Recipe. This soap is a perfect recipe for anyone that loves cosmetic soap and wants a faster process. This soap recipe allows you to create a bath recipe with luscious cosmetic oils. Not only does your hp soap recipe use nourishing ingredients, but this soap is scented with the NG Baby Powder Fabuloso Type Fragrance Oil. This aroma has notes of fresh citrus notes unfold to reveal an innocent floral bouquet in this soft floral scent. So, you can use hot process soap recipes to make refreshing soap that cares for your body.

Avocado Soap Recipes: Cold Fashioned Lemonade Soap RecipeAvocado Soap Recipes: Cold Fashioned Lemonade Soap Recipe

Another unique soap making recipe that you can enjoy is our Cold Fashioned Lemonade Soap Recipe. First, this scented soap was created to look like a refreshingly cold glass of lemonade in the summer. Not only does this soap recipe look like lemonade, but this scented soap uses our Lemon Sugar Fragrance Oil. So, this cold process soap recipe includes the aroma of real lemon with warm base notes of vanilla and sugar. Also, this homemade soap recipe includes cosmetic oils that will both cleanse and care for your skin. Together, these soap making ingredients allow you to create a fun soap recipe from scratch.

Avocado Soap Recipes: Total Hot Man CP Soap RecipeAvocado Soap Recipes: Total Hot Man CP Soap Recipe

The rugged Total Hot Man CP Soap Recipe uses a nourishing cosmetic ingredients to create a quality bar of soap. Plus, this layered soap recipe creates a fantastic design for men. Also, this scented soap recipe is topped with Hawaiian Black Salt Fine Ground. This cosmetic salt is perfect for exfoliating the skin. Plus, the activated charcoal in the black salt is perfect for cleansing the skin. Further, this masculine soap recipe is scented with the confident aroma of the Total Hot Man Fragrance Oil. Not only does this scented soap look and smell masculine, but this soap recipe is perfect for the skin.

Avocado Soap Recipes: Apricotie Hottie Soap RecipeAvocado Soap Recipes: Apricotie Hottie Soap Recipe

The last avocado soap recipe that we have formulated is our Apricotie Hottie Soap Recipe. This scented soap recipe uses conditioning cosmetic ingredients that will nourish your skin. Also, you can use the true scent of freshly ripened aroma of Apricot Fragrance Oil. Another benefit of this soap making recipe is that you can make it through the hot process soap making method. So, you can have all of the benefits of a skin nourishing soap recipe without the added wait that comes with cp soap.

Avocado Soap Recipes: Benefits for the Skin

Of course, this wholesale cosmetic oil is beneficial to help you care for your skin. There are all kinds of benefits that this soap making oil can provide for you. This cosmetic ingredient will moisturize, reduce inflammation, and accelerate your body’s healing process. If you want to get into some more specific benefits of avocado oil, then you should check out the article from Medical News Today called Eight Benefits of Avocado Oil for the Skin.

Avocado Soap Recipes: Reach Out to UsAvocado Soap Recipes: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you have found some lovely soap making recipes that you enjoy! If you have any further questions about any of these cold process soap making recipes, then feel free to reach out to us. You can find us on our HUG Line, in the NG store, or on our social media. You can reach out to us on our Facebook page. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on both Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these social media platforms to ask questions, but you can share your own creations and ideas, too.

Dec
17

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners


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15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners

We at Natures Garden have 15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners. These various soap making classes are perfect for beginning soap makers. These soap classes will help beginners gain knowledge about different types of soap making and learn how to make homemade soap. So, you will be able to learn everything that you need to know about soap making. Of course, these classes vary from important safety tips to specific advice for making both cold process soap and melt and pour soap. This will provide you with all of the information that you will need to create gorgeous homemade soap!

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soap Making Safety15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soap Making Safety

Before you begin learning how to create homemade soap, you need to make sure that you know all about important soap safety. Learning about how to be safe during this process is especially important for making cold process soap. While you need to careful with lye when making cold process soap, there are some things that you can do to keep yourself safe when making melt and pour soap. So, any of our beginning soap makers should take a look at the Soap Making Safety class. So, you can use this class to make sure that they know how to stay safe as they learn how to make soap.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soap Making: Where Do I Start15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soap Making: Where Do I Start

If you have never made your own soap, then you will benefit from the information in our class called Soap Making: Where Do I Start. This soap making class will break down the four different types of soap making methods. First, our beginning soap makers will learn all about the cold process soap method. This will allow you to combine water, lye, and cosmetic oils to create a perfect soap with the best soap properties.

Also, you can learn about the benefits and process of melt and pour soap. If you enjoy the benefits of cold process soap, then you may be interested in making soap from scratch with a shorter cure time. So, you may enjoy learning about either hot process soap or oven process soap. This way new soap makers can learn how to make these different soap making methods. Whether you find out that you enjoy one type of soap or you want to create all types of soap, you can determine which particular methods that you would like to try to create!

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Melt and Pour Soap Information15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Melt and Pour Soap Information

If you are interested in creating melt and pour soap for the first time, then you may benefit from checking out our Melt and Pour Soap Information. First, the soap making class will share with you various cosmetic ingredients and additives that you can use to make a fantastic batch of melt and pour soap. Also, this class on soap making will explain the process of making a batch of melt and pour soap, which includes picking out the perfect mp soap base. Plus, this soap class shares additives like cosmetic oils and herbs that will improve the bar of soap. Further, this soap making class will share with you various tips and tricks for making sure that your finished soap turns out conditioning for the skin and beautiful!

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Easy Directions for Making Melt and Pour Soap15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Easy Directions for Making Melt and Pour Soap

One of the easiest ways to make homemade soap is to use a melt and pour soap base! This will allow you to create scented soap at home without formulating your own recipe. So, you can do all the fun parts of soaping, like adding scents, wonderful colorants, and using great soap molds. If you are curious about learning how to make fun melt and pour soap, then check out a class on our Easy Directions for Making Melt and Pour Soap! This soap making class will go over all of the advice for making soap with a great mp soap base.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Common Soap Making Questions15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Common Soap Making Questions

Anyone that wants to get into cold process soap making may find that there are some unfamiliar terms. This can be confusing for beginning craft makers. So, we have created a list of important soap terms that you may come across as a beginning soap maker. Whether you want to know what trace or rebatch means, you can find out ll about these terms and much more! If you have any questions about a confusing term, then check out our class on Common Soap Making Questions.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soap Making Terminology15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soap Making Terminology

As you begin to get more into soap making, you may find that some instructions and recipes have some unfamiliar terms. If you ever come across a new word that seems specific to soap making, then the class on Soap Making Terminology will be very useful. This soap making class defines all kinds of soap terms and abbreviations that are related to the process of making soap from scratch. So, this is a soap class that will be extremely useful for beginning soap makers.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Cold Process Soap Class 10115 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Cold Process Soap Class 101

There are all kinds of benefits for making soap from scratch. However, there are some things that you should know before you gather all your soap making supplies. Not only do you need to determine which cosmetic oils you want to use, but you will want to determine the proportions as well. Plus, you will want to figure out which fragrance oils would be best for making cp soap. If you are a bit overwhelmed with all of these options, we have a basic soap making recipe that is perfect for beginning soap makers in our Cold Process Soap Class 101. Not only will you find an easy to follow recipe, but this helpful guide will help you with all the other important choices for soaping. So, there are all kinds of great tips you can benefit from in this soap class!

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Fragrances Tested in CP Soap Results

Another important decision that you will need to make for creating your soaps is the fragrance oil. Not only do you need to pick your favorite scents, but you need to find a scent that works well in soap making. If you want to make sure that the fragrance you want to use is good for soaping, then check out our class on Fragrances Tested in CP Soap Results. This list of fragrances will provide you with details about how the scent will perform in your cp soap.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Making Your Own Soap Recipe15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Making Your Own Soap Recipe

This soap making class will help you calculate the amounts and types of conditioning oils for your own soap recipe. Of course, there is a nice website that you can use that will help you through the process of formulating your own soap recipe. So, you can choose your oils and cosmetic ingredients to create a bar of soap with all the best properties. Further, our soap making class will walk you through the various sections of the soap calculator. So, our class on Making Your Own Soap Recipe would be a great place for beginning soap makers to start learning how to formulate your own cp soap.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soap Making - Finding the Perfect Recipe15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soap Making – Finding the Perfect Recipe

All of the cosmetic ingredients that you will need for making homemade soaps will have different properties that you can benefit from. Plus, the different cosmetic oils will each have unique properties and different skin benefits. If you are interested in finding, then you may be interested in checking out our soap class on Soap Making- Finding the Perfect Recipe. With your new knowledge of the properties of each cosmetic oil, you can create a bar with all the soap properties you would want in a bar of soap.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soaping Oil Properties15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soaping Oil Properties

When you are creating your homemade soap recipes, it can be useful to know about the different properties that cosmetic oils can have for your soap recipes. In order to make a great soap recipe, you will want to combine cosmetic oils to create a nice balance between hardness, cleansing, conditioning, bubbly lather, and creamy. If you are interested in learning about the specific properties of soap making oils, then you may want to check out our class on Soaping Oil Properties.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Essential Oils Class15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Essential Oils Class

Not only can you use fragrance oils to scent your soap, but you can use essential oils as well! If you want to learn more about how to scent soap with essential oils, then check out our Essential Oils Class. Not only does this soap making class share which oils are body safe and other advice, but the class goes into the detail of how essential oils are created.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Exfoliant Class15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Exfoliant Class

There are all kinds of great soap making ingredients that you can use to make fantastic herbal soap bars. You can make fantastic soaps using cosmetic herbs. These great soap additives will add beneficial properties to your scented soap recipe. There are all kinds of reasons why you would add herbs to your cosmetic recipes. Some of our cosmetic herbs can be used to exfoliate the dead skin from your body. In our Exfoliant Class, we will share with you all kinds of cosmetic ingredients that can be used to create an exfoliating batch of soap. So, you will have a soap recipe that will exfoliate dead skin cells and grime as you clean your skin.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soap Coloring Class15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soap Coloring Class

Another fun soap making ingredient that you can use to make gorgeous soap is cosmetic colorants. First, you can use natural colorants to add some color to your soap bars. In fact, there are some cosmetic herbs that are pigmented and will provide your soap with beautiful hues. Also, you can use soap making colorants to create some bold colored soap. Further, you can use some of our mica dust powder to create a glittery, beautiful bar of soap. If you are curious about what you can use to create colorful soaps, then take a look at your options in our class on Soap Coloring Class.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: The History of Soap Making15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: The History of Soap Making

Homemade soap has been made by human civilizations for thousands of years. Although the purpose of soap is always to clean the body, the ways people make their soap has changed throughout time. There were quite a few methods for soap making and they had to go through quite a bit of trial and error to refine the process over the years. If you are interested in learning more about the ways that soap has been made in the past, then check out our soap making class on The History of Soap Making.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Homemade Gift Ideas

One great reason for you to create homemade soap is to give as gifts to your loved ones. Of course, making homemade soap from scratch is a fantastic idea for creating gifts for the holidays. Not only do we at Natures Garden believe that scented soap is a fantastic gift idea, but the organized mom blog talks about how great a gift soap is in their DIY Gift Ideas: Why homemade soap is the perfect gift article.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Reach Out to Us15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Reach Out to Us

If you have any more questions about soap making, then you can feel free to reach out to us at Natures Garden! You can reach out to us in the store, on the phone, and online. An easy way to reach out to us online is through social media. You can find us on our Facebook page, Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to find us on Twitter and Instagram. So, we hope to hear from you soon and we wish you the best with your soap making!

Jul
03

Common Cold Process Soap Questions


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Common Cold Process Soap QuestionsCommon Cold Process Soap Questions

We at Natures Garden love to supply our customers with the best soap making ingredients and soap equipment that they need to succeed. But, you can’t utilize these tools if you don’t know how to. So, we want to answer some of the most common cold process soap questions that we get. This way we can help make your soap making experience as fun and exciting as possible!

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: What is the Shelf Life of Lye?Common Cold Process Soap Questions: What is the Shelf Life of Lye?

The shelf life of lye, sodium hydroxide, when properly stored is one year. After a year it is possible for your lye to work, but you should do a small batch to test whether the lye is still good. If it is actually expired, then it may not come to trace quickly or could separate after it is poured or set up. So, you will be able to notice an obvious difference if you make a small testing batch,

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: How Do I Make My Cold Process Soap Last Longer?

There are a few things that you can change to make your homemade soap last even longer. First, you can use additives, like sodium lactate or stearic acid, to harden the bar. Also, harder oils, like palm oil, can be helpful. Lastly, increasing the cure time, as water evaporates out, and decreasing the time in the shower will create a harder bar.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Is It Possible to Use Baby Oil as One of the Oils in a Soap Recipe?

No, you shouldn’t use baby mineral oil in your soap recipe for two reasons. First, it has already been scented. Second, the mineral oils won’t saponify.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: How Do Your Make Cold Process Soap?Common Cold Process Soap Questions: How Do Your Make Cold Process Soap?

If you ever wondered how to make soap from scratch, then this is the answer. Before you begin you will either need to formulate a recipe or choose a recipe already formulated, we suggest using our Beginners Cold Process Soap Recipe if this is your first time. We also recommend reading through our cold process soap making classes, especially the soap making safety class. While there is a little more detail and safety practices to follow, this is the most basic method for soaping. First, you create a lye solution by slowly adding lye to water. In a separate bowl, you will have your weighed and melted oils and butters. You will combine these ingredients at a similar temperature and mix until your batter trace, which is a thicker consistency.  The soap is then poured into a soap mold. Once it has setup, it is removed from the mold and allowed to cure.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Why Are My Citrus Scents So Light in my Cold Process Soap?

Citrus scent oils often have a low flash point, so they are more likely to burn off the fragrance during the saponification process. During this process, the soap will reach very hot temperatures, which are able to burn off certain scents. It is common for citrus scents to be affected by this issue. How can I prevent this? First, make sure that the maximum amount for fragrance has been added. Also, you can anchor the scented oil by using a scent with a that is heavier, like vanilla. Alternatively, some soapers use kaolin clay to enhance the scent, but it can make your soap too slick.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Are Fragrance Oils or Essential Oils Better for Cold Process Soap?

You can use both essential oils and fragrance oils to scent cp soap. However, fragrances tend to hold better and the scent lasts longer. This is because fragrance oils have top, middle, and base notes that will hold up better together. On the other side, some single note oils whether they be essential oils or fragrance oils, are more likely to burn off. So, you will want to test each oil in cold process soap.

 

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Can Cold Process Soaps Be Molded into Different Shapes?Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Can Cold Process Soaps Be Molded into Different Shapes?

Of course! There are many different styles of molds that you can use for soap making. Just don’t forget that this type of soap gets very hot. So, you need to make sure that you either use a silicone soap mold or a very thick plastic mold, like some of our Mold Market Soap Molds. However, plastic embed molds are not thick enough to hold your soap without melting and making a big mess. If you are unsure about a certain mold, it might be best to just save that shape for melt and pour soaps.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: When Can I Cut Cold Process Soap?

Before you can cut your finished soap loaf, you need to wait for a bit. While the exact time varies for each batch depending on size and ingredients, we suggest waiting for 24-48 hours before removing and cutting your nearly finished soaps. However, you can use a gloved hand to check the soap to determine whether the soap is too soft. On the other hand, you don’t want to wait too long or the soap may dry too much and crumble as you cut.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: How Long Does Soap have to Cure?

The exact amount of time your soaps take depends on your recipe that the amount of lye in it. However, most batches take about 2-6 weeks for the soaps to fully cure and be safe to use.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Cold Process Soap Making Recipes?Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Cold Process Soap Making Recipes?

Yes, we have all kinds of cold process soap recipes under the Cold Process Soap Recipes parts of the in the Free Recipes and Classes section of the NG site. There are so many options that it can be difficult to choose!

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: What Kind of Conditions Does CP Soap Need to Cure After it is Removed From Mold?

After your soap has been removed from the mold and sliced into bars, you will need to allow them to cure for a while. First, you will want to make sure that they are in a cool, dry environment. Also, you want to make sure that the bars a few inches apart. This will expose more of the bar to the air, which allows them to dry and set up properly.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: What Will Make Cold Process Soaps Freeze or Set Up too Soon?

The oils that you use will come into play. Too much of some harder oils and butters can cause the soap to set up faster than others.  Additives can also cause your batter to accelerate.  However, often, this is an issue caused by the fragrance oil. Each fragrance performs differently in cp soap and the ones that cause too much acceleration can lead to seizing, or a sudden setting up, in the soap batter before it has made it to the mold. Further, there are some fragrance oils that will actually slow down the process and give you time to really work on a recipe.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Do You Have Any Tips for Working with Problem Fragrance Oils in Cold Process Soap?Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Do You Have Any Tips for Working with Problem Fragrance Oils in Cold Process Soap?

It’s always a bummer when a scent you enjoy is a “problem fragrance oil”, but there are some things that will allow you to work with this fragrance oil anyway. First, we have the issue of acceleration. While we can’t fix the fragrance, we can cool our oils and lye water to room temperature before we start the saponification process. The cooler temperature takes longer to get to trace, which will help balance the acceleration from the fragrance oil. Also, you can formulate a soap recipe with oils that will slow trace, like sunflower oil. Although these two tricks can be used to slow an accelerated trace, it can’t stop a soap from seizing.

Second, we have the issue of separation. Sometimes a fragrance that separates from the mixture can be stick blended back in with enough effort. Also, it is possible for the scent to reabsorb during the curing process. You just need to keep an eye on these to determine whether the fragrance is worth using in cp soaps. Third, we have the issue of ricing, which is when little chunks form in your batch. While this can’t be prevented, it can be stick blended until the ricing is smoothed out. However, this only works in some cases.

Finally, some fragrance oils can cause your soap to discolor. Some scents can’t be prevented, but there are some cases when a soap additives can do the trick. If the description of your scent says it contains vanillin, it will discolor your soap to a shade of brown. However, you can use Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help lessen any discoloration due to vanillin. Other kinds of discoloration will just have to be included into the soap design.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: What is the Best Way to Clean Up Cold Process Soap?Common Cold Process Soap Questions: What is the Best Way to Clean Up Cold Process Soap?

After you pour your batch into the soap mold, you may realize that you have a mess on your hands. Whether you spilled a few drops, made a complete mess, or only have the bowls to wash out, you are going to need to know how to safely clean up your lye mixtures. Before you get started, it is extremely important to have something on hand to neutralize the soap batter. So, you will need vinegar, which we prefer to have in a spray bottle to make it easy to apply in case of skin contact. After all the batter on the counter and soap equipment has been neutralized, you can begin cleaning with soapy water, we use dawn dish soap, to clean everything up again.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Is it Okay to Use My Soaping Bowls and Utensils for Cooking After Using it for CP Soapmaking If I Prewash It and Then Run It Through the Dishwasher?

No, it is very unsafe to use your soap making equipment in the kitchen. After you’ve used a bowl, mold, or other utensil for soaping you should never use it for anything other than soapmaking. Lye is very reactive and has the potential to do some serious harm after ingestion. So, it is a horrible idea to put this soaping equipment in contact with food or cooking utensils.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: What Would Cause a Batch of Soap to Erupt While in the Soap Mold?Common Cold Process Soap Questions: What Would Cause a Batch of Soap to Erupt While in the Soap Mold?

Natural sugars in soaping ingredients can lead to an eruption, as  the soap gets hotter than it typically does. CP soap can erupt due to improperly  adding things like beer, wine, or milk. First, freezing these ingredients before adding them is helpful. If you are using beer, then make sure that you release all of the carbonation before including it in soap. Also, you will want to boil wine before adding it to your soap.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Can I Use Cup Measurements for Soap Making?

For soap making, we would recommend using weighted measurements . Using a scale is much more accurate and will ensure that you have a quality batch of soap. Otherwise, you may accidentally do something to mess up your soaps. For example, you could add to little oils and create a lye heavy batch.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Can You Make Good Quality Soap Using the Cold Process Soap Method Without Palm Oil?Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Can You Make Good Quality Soap Using the Cold Process Soap Method Without Palm Oil?

Absolutely. One of the best parts about making cp soap is that you can include whatever oils and butters you want. You can use SoapCalc to combine your favorite soaping ingredients in a perfect batch of soap! If you would rather follow a recipe that we have formulated, Natures Garden has a few recipes under Free Recipes and Classes that are made without palm oil. For example, there is  our Calendula Sunshine Cold Process Soap Recipe and our Argan Soap Recipe.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Reach Out to UsCommon Cold Process Soap Questions: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you learned something useful for making cold process soap in this blog. If you have any further questions, you can reach out to us in the store, on the phone, or online. If you want to reach out to us online, then try out social media. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents), and Instagram (@ngscents). Have fun soapmaking!

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
25

Beard Soap Recipe


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Beard Soap RecipeBeard Soap Recipe

We at Natures Garden combined the benefits of various oils to create the perfect Beard Soap Recipe! Not only will this clean your scruff, but the oils that are included were specifically chosen to enhance your beard and promote healthy growth. These oils work from the root of each follicle all the way to the tip to create the healthiest facial hair possible. Plus, this recipe soothes the skin beneath your facial hair if it is irritated from dryness or ingrown hairs. Overall, this recipe will take your beard game to a new level of awesome.

Beard Soap Recipe Ingredients Available from Natures Garden

Silicon Soap Mold – 4 Loaf Molds
Lye
Coconut Oil 76
Jojoba Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Olive Oil Pomace
Castor Oil
Lanolin USP Liquid Oil
Sesame Seed Oil
Cocoa Butter Golden Natural
Shea Butter
Gurjun Balsam Essential Oil
Safety Gloves for Soap Making – 1 Pair
Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
Cutter for Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety Mask for Soap Making – 2 count

Beard Soap Recipe Other Ingredients & Equipment Needed

Crockpot
Silicone Mixing Spoon
Two Large Mixing Spoon
Stick Blender
Scale
Distilled Water

Beard Soap Recipe  Total Weights for All Ingredients

182 grams of the Lye (Sodium Hydroxide)
517 grams of the Distilled Water
340 grams of the Coconut Oil 76
68 grams of the Jojoba Oil
163 grams of the Sweet Almond Oil
68 grams of the Olive Oil Pomace
68 grams of the Castor Oil
41 grams of the Lanolin
68 grams of the Sesame Seed Oil
272 grams of the Cocoa Butter Golden Natural
272 grams of the Shea Butter
100 grams of the Gurjan Balsam Essential Oil

Beard Soap Recipe Get Familiar with the Soap Making Process

If this is your first time creating soap with lye, then you may want to read over a few of our classes for beginner soap makers. First, this Soap Making Safety class shares some basics, such as safe soapmaking practices, clean up, and the curing process. Additionally, the Soap Making Terminology class briefly shares soaper lingo and abbreviations that you may come across.

Finally, the classes of Making Your Own Soap Recipe  and Soap Making- Finding the Perfect Recipe explain the steps to creating a perfect bar of soap and creating your very own soap recipe. Further, the Soaping Oil Properties class goes over the impact different oils have on a bar of soap. On another note, you could create this beard soap recipe using a cold process method.  You would use the same ingredients, just a different process.  If you have never made cold process soap before, check out our Cold Process Soap Class 101.

 Beard Soap Recipe Soaping From Scratch Safety Reminders

First, you should always wear the appropriate protection when making soap from scratch. Lye that has not fully become soap can react with skin and cause damage. Plus, you will want to avoid breathing in the fumes created as you make your lye water So, you will want to wear a face mask to protect your lungs and keep you aware. Also, it is in your best interest to wear protective clothing, eye protection, and gloves.

You also want to make sure all of your materials needed are prepared prior to starting. Make sure that anything you use to create soap is never used for cooking or in other body products. Meaning, your crockpot should remain as your soaping crockpot. Simply find or buy a cheap device that you won’t miss in the kitchen.

Finally, never ever add the water to your lye. Adding water to the lye could be very dangerous, creating a volcanic effect! Instead, remember that you should slowly add your lye to your water slowly. Stirring the water slowly as well.

Beard Soap Recipe Explaining the Beneficial Properties of the Ingredients Used

If you are curious as to why we’ve used some of these oils in this soap, then check out the following explanation of our reasons for choosing these specific ingredients. First of all, coconut oil is wonderful for facial hair as it will condition hair all the way down to the roots, which softens and will make your beard appear healthier. Plus, you won’t have to deal with an oily residue feeling, since this oil isn’t as greasy as many others. Additionally, this recipe uses Jojoba Oil, which is very similar to oils in the skin, which makes Jojoba Oil a great facial moisturizer! Plus, we included another great oil that can get all the way down to the pores, olive oil pomace. This oil not only helps repair follicles, but leaves a nice shine.

Next, shea butter is wonderful for repairing hair damage, moisturizing, and promoting healthy growth. Also, we included sweet almond oil to help with any ingrown facial hairs and reducing hair loss. Plus, castor oil was added as it contains vitamin E, minerals, antibacterial properties, and anti-fungal properties. Plus, it can help reduce split ends and lead to a thicker beard, due to its conditioning strength. Further, cocoa butter is perfect for healthy facial hair as it strengthens the hair and add volume. Then, we used Lanolin to care for the skin beneath your beard  to protect against dry skin and burns. Additionally, the Gurjan Balsam Essential Oil is very beneficial for eliminating and preventing dandruff from your beard by cleansing the scalp of this dry skin. Finally, we added sesame seed oil to act as a natural sunscreen as well as prevent premature graying of hair and help darken your hair.

Beard Soap Recipe Weighing and Melting Your Soaping OilsBeard Soap Recipe Weighing and Melting Your Soaping Oils

First, you are going to prepare all of the beneficial soaping oils and butters for this hot process soaping recipe. So, you are going to tare the weight of one of your mixing bowls on the scale. Then, weigh out 272 grams of the Shea Butter, 272 grams of the Cocoa Butter Golden Natural, 163 grams of the Sweet Almond Oil, 68 grams of the Olive Oil Pomace, 68 grams of the Sesame Seed Oil, 41 grams of the Lanolin, 340 grams of the Coconut Oil 76, 68 grams of the Castor Oil, and 68 grams of the Jojoba Oil into the same bowl.

Now, you are going to melt all of your weighed soaping oils and butters. So, you will turn your crockpot on to a low setting. Then, place all of your oils and butters into this crockpot. You will heat the oils until they are all in a liquid state. You may want to stir these ingredients as they are melting to be sure the oils do not burn. While you are waiting for the oils and butters to melt, you may want to start creating your lye water mixture.

Beard Soap Recipe Creating Your Lye WaterBeard Soap Recipe Creating Your Lye Water

Next, you will be creating the lye water phase for your hot process soap recipe. You will want to do this in a well ventilated area. If you are not in a vented area, then go to one for this step. Also, make sure that you are wearing the necessary skin, safety gear. Then, separately weigh your 517 grams of the Distilled Water and your 182 grams of the Lye in two small bowls.  After, place your lye water in front of your and grab a rubber spatula. Gently stir the water as you slowly add the previously weighed amount of lye. This will create fumes, so make sure you are wearing your safety mask. Also, remember that you should never add water to the lye.

Beard Soap Recipe Mixing Your Oils and Lye SolutionBeard Soap Recipe Mixing Your Oils and Lye Solution

Now, you are going to begin combining the lye water with your melted oils in the crockpot. When combining the lye solution and oils it leads to a chemical reaction that makes soap. As you create this soap, be careful as you take your lye water and add it to your crockpot with the melted oils.

While we would normally worry about the temperatures of the oil and water phases in cold process soap, we are using hot process soap. This means that the ingredients can be combined at different temperatures as they will be heated together in the crockpot anyways. Now, stick blend the mixture as it is in the crockpot until the batter reaches trace. If you aren’t sure, trace is the point in which the soap batch begins to get a bit thicker and an almost pudding-like consistency. Typically, I will take some of the batch up in a spatula and allow it to fall as I move the spatula back and forth across the top. If there is a slight line left on top of your batter, then you are at trace. If not, keep on mixing until you can see the trace!

Beard Soap Recipe Placing the Lid on the CrockpotBeard Soap Recipe Placing the Lid on the Crockpot

After you reach trace, you can place the lid on your crockpot to allow the batch to cook. However, you won’t simply leave the batch entire unattended. But, you will want to stir your batch periodically to allow the batter to be heated evenly. Otherwise, the bottom of your batch may burn. So, not stirring could lead the soap to not form correctly.

Additionally, the time that it will take for your soap to finish could vary. Typically, it should take about an hour to finish cooking, but this depends on each individual crock pot and the exact temperature that is given on the low setting. So, you will need to determine the end point by the appearance of the soap batch as it is cooking. You will need to wait for the batter to look like mashed potatoes and the consistency will feel as thick as mashed potatoes as well. Now, you’ll be ready for the next step.

Beard Soap Recipe Adding the Essential OilBeard Soap Recipe Adding the Essential Oil

Once your soap batter takes on the appearance of mashed potatoes, it will be time to incorporate the scent. Not only does the Gurjan Balsam Essential Oil add a nice, manly scent, but this ingredient provides some benefits to your beard, which were described above. Now, weigh out 100 grams of the Gurjan Balsam Essential Oil. Then, mix this essential oil into the batter well to ensure that it is fully incorporated.

Beard Soap Recipe Placing Your Soap Batter into the MoldsBeard Soap Recipe Placing Your Soap Batter into the Molds

Next, you are going to take the finished soap batter and fill your silicone soap molds. So, retrieve your clean 4 cavity silicone soap mold and place it on the surface of your work space. Then, fill each of the mold cavities with your hot process soap batter to create four individual loaves of Beard Soap.

Also, you will want to try to eliminate any are pockets that could be created as you transfer the soap. So, lift and tap the filled molds on the table top a few times. This will help release any air bubbles that may be trapped under the surface. Then, just let your soap loaves harden and cool in a place where they won’t be moved.

BBeard Soap Recipe Finishing Up the Hot Process Soapseard Soap Recipe Finishing Up the Hot Process Soaps

Finally, you can remove your hardened soaps from their molds. While cold process soaps need to cure for a about a month, this recipe is made using the hot process soaping method. This method will speed up the curing process with heat to make sure that all of the lye has reacted with the oils and butters. Thus, the lye will not be able to cause damage to the skin. Meaning, this awesome beard soap will be ready for immediate use! After, you can cut your soap loaves into usable sized bars of beard soap. Also, the mitre box and cutter will be helpful in cutting your finished soaps. These tools make it easier to cut your loaves and keep the cuts sharp and even. Also, using these will help to cut the loaf into more evenly sized bars. Now, your hot process beard soaps are ready to use, wash, and protect your beard!

As you can tell from this blog, we only included the best oils for your beard! So, clean and care for your beard at the same time with this amazing beard soap!

Sep
28

Tranquil Sleep Fragrance Oil


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 Tranquil Sleep Fragrance OilTranquil Sleep Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Tranquil Sleep Fragrance Oil is a serene and floral scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is a perfectly sweet blend of fresh floral notes and juicy melon notes with bottom scents of woodsy and musk elements that all create a peaceful fragrance oil that is perfect for all kinds of stress relieving products. Whether you are creating serene candles or tranquil bath and body products, you are almost guaranteed your home will be transformed into a day spa while using this scent.

What Does Tranquil Sleep Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden begins with top notes of violet, cyclamen, hyacinth. Middle notes of juicy cantaloupe and watermelon, jasmine, rose and lily of the valley. Bottom notes of cedar, amber, and musk. Absolutely fantastic!

How Do Our Customers Use Tranquil Sleep Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Products?

Many of our customers can include this relaxing fragrance oil in their handmade bath and body products. Bath oils, bath gels, lotions, soaps, perfumes, bath teas, bath bombs, and other related homemade bath and body crafts can be created. These products can contain a maximum of 5% of this scent. When you are looking to add color to your natural bath and body products, then we would like to suggest using some blue liquid soap dye in the amount that you would prefer. If you want to color these creations differently, then beware of candle dyes as they are not body safe.

If you know how to make soap from scratch, then including this floral scent should be an easy task. Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have shown that this fragrance oil is a perfect flowery scent for if you like to make your own soap. These soaps will have a perfect pour with no separation, no acceleration, and no ricing. While the bar does discolor to a light butter shade, it will retain a strong scent after the cure.

How Do Our Customers Use Tranquil Sleep Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Products?

Our customers can create their own room scent diy creations with this delightfully floral fragrance oil. Diy potpourri recipes and room scent sticks can both be made with up to 50% of this flowery scent. Natural homemade household cleaners can be scented with a concentration of 5% for this aroma. Sachet bead recipes can be created with this tranquil fragrance oil.

Additionally, our customers can do scented candle making with up to 10% of this peaceful fragrance in candles made of either vegetable waxes or paraffin wax. Wow wax and Joy wax candle making will each perform perfectly with the inclusion of this scent. Soy candle making supplies can potentially include this relaxing fragrance oil. For coloring, we suggest using either two drops of blue liquid candle dye. Another option would be a small bit of shredded blue color block per four pounds of wax. Remember that crayons aren’t a good substitute for colorants as they are likely to clog your candle wick.

Tranquil Sleep Fragrance Oil Massage Oil RecipeIf you enjoy our Tranquil Sleep Fragrance Oil and are looking for a way to incorporate it into a relaxing product, then you may want to try out our Relaxing Massage Oil Recipe. This recipe combines the calming properties of chamomile flowers with this tranquil scent and a couple moisturizing oils to create a perfect massage oil.

Jul
26

Ylang Ginger Fragrance Oil


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Ylang Ginger Fragrance OilYlang Ginger Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Ylang Ginger Fragrance Oil is a sweet fruit scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is a blend of super sweet vanilla and delectable fruity scents of strawberry and raspberry that creates an irresistible and delicious fragrance oil. This yummy fragrance oil is a perfect product for scenting various handcrafted creations that makes it no wonder why this scent has become one of our best selling fragrance oil.

What Does Ylang Ginger Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a highly requested duplication; also called sweet earth. A fruity bouquet of strawberries and raspberries with a background of sweet vanilla. A Best Seller!

How Do Our Customers Use Ylang Ginger Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Handmade bath and body products can be created by our customers with this sweet and delicious fragrance oil. Bath salts, bath gels, bath bombs, lotions, perfumes, and other similar products can successfully include up to 5%. In fact, our customer creating these types of cosmetic recipe love it!

Furthermore, organic natural soap making can be done with this scrumptious vanilla aroma. The qualities of this scent can be seen through our Cold Process Soap Testing Results. Soap batches can be created with no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation with this delightful and fun fragrance oil. This absolutely scrumptious fragrance oil will cause a brown discoloration in the final cured soaps. Further, this fruity vanilla aroma blend will be strong and retained well in the final products. We recommend using some purple liquid soap dye in the amounts that you would enjoy most for this product. Anyone that wishes to color their candles differently can do so as long as candle dyes are avoided.

How Do Our Customers Use Ylang Ginger Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

First, room scent diy recipes can be made perfectly with this deliciously sweet fruit fragrance oil. Natures Garden customers can make homemade potpourri and make my own incense with 50% of this tasty fragrance oil. Additionally, any kind of natural all purpose cleaner recipe can be scented with a maximum of 5% for this delightful scent. Aroma bead ornament supplies can be made successfully with this fragrance oil.

Further, long lasting scented candles that are sweet as can be are able to be created with this fruity fragrance oil. These creations must be made of either vegetable waxes or paraffin wax to include the maximum of 10% for this scent. Both wow wax and joy wax can be used to create wonderfully scented candle creations. Soy wax candle making supplies can successfully include this fragrance oil to create strong scented products. Those who would enjoy coloring their homemade candle creations, but don’t have a specific hue chosen can feel free to check out our recommendation. If you create products with this delicious fragrance oil, then we would recommend using either two drops of violet liquid candle dye or a small amount of a shredded violet color block. Those who want to use a different method of coloring should know that candle dye can not be used.

Jul
26

Yacht Club Fragrance Oil


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Yacht Club Fragrance OilYacht Club Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Yacht Club Fragrance Oil is a fresh ocean scent by Natures Garden. This delightful aroma is a blend of fresh rain and salty ocean fragrances with sweet notes of delicious fruits that create a perfect fragrance oil for customers that enjoy fresh and crisp ocean water scents. This high scale aroma is a perfect fragrance for all sea lovers from the yacht club to the lone dinghy.

What Does Yacht Club Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Want to go yacht sailing on the ocean on a mid summer morning?   This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is reminiscent of upscale living with salty marine notes and fresh rain, with just a hint of fresh strawberry and kiwi to provide this scent with a well-rounded presentation. An NG Original Fragrance!

How Do Our Customers Use Yacht Club Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Products?

First, homemade bath and body supplies can successfully include this crisp ocean fragrance oil. Bath oils, bath gels, various handmade soaps, homemade fizzies, lotions, perfumes, and other sorts of related handmade creations can include up to 5% of this water fragrance oil. Our customer enjoy using this masculine scents in these types of products.  Many have had a hard time keeping products using this manly fragrance in stock. This wholesale fragrance oil can even be put to use in homemade body kits or soap making kits.

Moreover, diy homemade soap can be created well with this fragrance oil. This is demonstrated by our Cold Process Soap Testing Results. Soap batches that include this fragrance oil will have no ricing and no separation. However, there has been slight acceleration found. You can attempt to reduce this by soaping at room temperature. The bars will discolor to a light lavender hue and the aroma will remain very strong in the soaps after the curing process. Bath and body makers that use this scent can follow our suggestion of using either six drops of of blue liquid candle dye or a small amount of shredded blue color block. Candle dyes should not be used to color products that are meant to be used on the skin or in baths.

How Do Our Customers Use Yacht Club Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Products?

Next, customers can create their own room scent diy with this ocean water fragrance oil. Room scenting products like diy potpourri recipes and homemade incense sticks can include up to 50% of this fragrance oil. A homemade all purpose cleaner recipe can be scented by adding no more than 5% of this scent. Also, aroma bead supplies can include this fragrance oil wonderfully.

Lastly, you can use some of the strongest candles with this fragrance oil. Any candle creations made of either vegetable or paraffin waxes can use a maximum of 10% for this fragrance. Wow wax and joy wax will both use this fragrance oil perfectly. Soy wax for candle making will be great for this scent. Finally, if you want to create colored wax creations, then we would suggest using some blue liquid soap dye in the amounts that you enjoy. If you choose to color these products differently from our recommendation, then we would suggest that you avoid using any crayons as a coloring substitute as they clog wicks.

 

Jun
28

Goddess of the Universe Fragrance Oil


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Goddess of the Universe Fragrance OilGoddess of the Universe Fragrance Oil -Fragrance Oil Spotlight 

The Goddess of the Universe Fragrance Oil is a sexy scent available at Natures Garden. This sensual aroma is for strong women who know what they want in life and know how to get exactly that. The women purchasing this wonderful feminine aroma agree, this scent is a hit!  One customer stated, “I can’t explain how much I love this fragrance, it’s exotic, sweet, and clean all at the same time. I used it in our bath bombs as a limited edition & now will be adding it to our permanent fragrance line!” Try it for yourself and let us know what you think!

What Does Goddess of the Universe Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is one of the sexiest, come-hither, arrangement of sensual musks and floral powdery notes in a fragrance oil that we have ever smelled!  The ultimate in femininity;  Subtle white flowers of jasmine, ylang ylang and honeysuckle delicately pair with an airy white musk that imparts a clean powdery finish.  I named this scent Goddess of the Universe as a joke.  Mike, my husband, nicknamed me “The goddess of the universe” because I tend to like to “run” everything my way.  LOL!  I am betting that many of you women out there could be referred to as a goddess of the universe too.  This particular scent is our rendition of the popular Egyptian goddess scent worn by women all over the world.

How Do Our Customers Use Goddess of the Universe Fragrance Oil?

Homemade candle makers can create their products with this gravitating fragrance oil. Candle recipes that use vegetable waxes or paraffin wax can include up to 10% of this commanding scent. Pillar of Bliss Wax, Joy wax and WOW wax will both perform perfectly. Also, the scent is nice and strong in soy waxes. We suggest using one drop of red liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax to color your Goddess of the Universe scented candles. You can also use color blocks to color your wax. We suggest you shred a small amount of a red color block into your melted wax.

In addition to candles, other homemade room scenting recipes can be created with this attractive fragrance oil.  Goddess of the Universe scent is nice and strong in aroma beads. Potpourri and incense can include up to 50% of this scent. However, this fragrance oil is not gel wax compatible.

Our customers can use this sexy fragrance oil in a variety of bath and body products that perform well for this scent. Our soap making customers can use up to 5% in their recipes. According to Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results this scent performs pretty well in soap. Although the fragrance causes some slight acceleration to occur, the batch will experience no ricing and no separation. The final product will have no discoloration and the bar will have a very strong scent throw! You can always soap at room temperature, this may help with the acceleration. Other products that could be created are scented perfumes and homemade lotions, which perform perfectly with this exotic fragrance oil at a 5% maximum usage recommendation. Also, homemade cleaners can be created using a 5% maximum fragrance usage rate. Bath oils and bath gels will perform well as long as the total amount of fragrance included is 5% or less. If you wish to color any of your bath and body products, then we suggest using red soap dye in the amount that satisfies you.  Remember that you should never use candle dye in any body products.

Jun
25

How To Make Soap


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Soap Making Supplies

How to Make Soap from Scratch 

The earliest recorded proof of soap making, saponification, was found around 2800 BC in ancient Babylon.  The recipe for this soap-like substance consisted of water, alkali, and cassia oil.  Years later, in ancient Rome, soap was made using tallow, tree ash, and water.  Fast forward to today, soap is made using vegetable or animal fats/oils, and an alkaline mixture of lye and water.  One thing is for certain:  soap cannot be made without lye.  Even when soap was made with tree ash, water, and tallow, the tree ash contained lye.  You see, fats and water do not mix together, therefore, lye works as an emulsifier that allows these polar opposite ingredients to combine to make soap.

Before you make soap, make sure that you become familiar with the safety precautions to follow when handling lye.  Natures Garden provides a Soap Making Safety Class that will explain the hazards of soap making, and the necessary safety gear that you should wear when making soap.

Now that you understand how important safety is when making soap, you will need to buy the equipment and soap making supplies you need to make homemade soap.

Equipment you will need for soap making- By the way, once your equipment comes into contact with lye, you can NEVER use this equipment for food contact again!  Ingestion of lye can kill you.

1.  Heavy duty plastic bowls
2.  Plastic spoons or Silicone spatulas
3.  Whisk or Stick Blender
4.  Thermometer
5.  Soap Safe Molds- such as plastic or silicone (never allow lye to come into contact with aluminum)
6.  Scales to weigh out your ingredients
7.  Plastic wrap to insulate your soap while it cures
8.  Safety goggles, safety gloves, safety mask, and wear long sleeve clothing to protect skin from being burned.
9.  Spray bottle containing vinegar.  Keep a bottle of vinegar with you when mixing your lye just in case; it will neutralize the lye and stop the burning process immediately.

Soap Making Recipe and Exact Amounts that you will need to make soap:

The recipe we use at Natures Garden to test our fragrance oils is listed below.  We use this recipe because it allows you to make colorful swirled soap once you have more experience.  We also love this recipe because it is very moisturizing to the skin, yet still provides a creamy lather.  This recipe makes 3 pounds of soap.

12.16 oz Water (345 grams)
4.4 oz Lye (125 grams)

9.6 oz Olive Oil (272 grams)
9.6oz Shea Butter (272 grams)
6.4 oz Coconut Oil 76 (181.5 grams)
6.4 oz Palm Oil (181.5 grams)
2 oz. Copperhue Suntan Lotion Fragrance Oil
FUN Soap Colorant (optional- but if you use color, we suggest using orange color)

Instructions for making soap:

  1. It’s important to prep your area with the equipment and items you will need before you start. You don`t want to have to stop half way through and run to go get something!
  2. You should be mixing your lye solution in a well-ventilated area. No kids or pets anywhere nearby! Lye is very caustic and will create fumes that should not be inhaled as they can burn the tissue of your lungs. Also if it gets splashed on you, it can cause a nasty burn on the skin.
  3. Make sure that you have your bottle of vinegar handy if you get lye solution on your skin.
  4. Weigh out your lye
  5. Weigh out your distilled water
  6. Slowly add lye to your distilled water and stir until lye is dissolved.  NEVER EVER add your water to the lye!  It will produce a hazardous volcano scenario.
  7. Set you water/lye solution somewhere safe where kids and pets cannot get to it or knock it over.  Allow this solution to cool to around 90-100F.
  8. Weigh out your oils and butters.
  9. Melt your oils and butters until they are completely melted, but be careful not to get them too hot or they may burn.
  10. Allow your oils/butters to cool to around 100F.
  11. Add your lye/water solution to your oil/butter solution and mix with a whisk or a hand blender until the batter is emulsified.
  12. Add color to your soap mixture
  13. Add fragrance oil to your soap mixture and bring to trace.  (Trace is a pudding like soap consistency).
  14. Pour soap mixture into soap molds (my favorite molds are silicone loaf molds).
  15. Cover molds with plastic wrap, and place molds somewhere that they will not be disturbed.
  16. Allow soap to remain in covered molds for 24-48 hours.
  17. Remove soap from the molds.  Slice.
  18. Allow soap to cure in a cool, ventilated area for 2-6 weeks.
  19. After soap has fully cured, you can use it.

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For awesome ideas in soap making please check out Natures Garden’s Free Recipes and Classes.