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Jun
11

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe


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Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Are you looking for fun soap craft ideas for making soap without lye? Then, check out the Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe from Natures Garden Soap Making Supplies! This craft recipe uses quality soap making supplies like the nourishing bulk soap base and lovely soap scents for homemade soap. So, check out how to make soap like this in this layered melt and pour soap making recipe below!

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Before Soap Making

Before you begin to create your mp soap, you will want to make a few preparations. First, get everything that you need before making your craft to have the process go easier. Also, you will want to sanitize any equipment that you will need. Next, you will want to prepare an area for a work space. Further, it is suggested that you wear gloves, protective clothing, and a hair net while you prepare this mp recipe.

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Ingredients From Natures Garden

Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap Base
Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Dreama Fragrance Oil
Large Square Tray Mold Market Mold
Silicone Soap Mold – 4 Loaf Molds
Embed Mold Daisies
Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
FUN Soap Colorant Neon Yellow
Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
FUN Soap Colorant Yellow Oxide
8 ounce Clear PET Bullet Bottle
FUN Soap Colorant Neon Green
White 24/410 Fine Mist Sprayer
FUN Soap Colorant Kelly Green
Disposable Pipettes
FUN Soap Colorant Lime Green

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Other Needed Ingredients

Cutting Board
Scale
Microwave safe containers
Knife
Microwave
Rubbing alcohol (in the bullet bottle)

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Weights and Amounts of Ingredients

310 grams of the Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap Base
840  grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
55 grams of the Dreama Fragrance Oil
49 grams of the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
9 Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
15 drops of the Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant
3 drops of the Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant 
7 drops of the Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant 
2 grams of the Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant
10 drops of the Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant
Disposable Pipettes
8 ounce Clear PET Bullet Bottle
White 24/410 Fine Mist Sprayer

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Creating the Yellow SoapDreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Creating the Yellow Soap

First, you are going to create the yellow soap for the mp soap recipe. This portion of the melt and pour soap will be used to create the center of the daisy embeds and the yellow soap embeds. So, you are going to need to melt 95 grams of the hemp melt and pour soap. You will want to use thirty second intervals in the microwave to prevent overheating. Then, you will want to add 15 drops of Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant and 3 drops of Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant to the soap.

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Mix In All the IngredientsDreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Mix In All the Ingredients

Next, you are going to mix all the ingredients into your melted soap. First, you will want to stir well to incorporate the colorant into the soap. Next, you will need to add 4 grams of the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. After, you will want to add 4 grams of the Dreama Fragrance Oil. Be sure to mix everything together thoroughly before moving on to the next step.

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Creating the Center of the FlowerDreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Creating the Center of the Flower

One way that you will use this yellow soap is to create the center of the daisies embed mold. You are going to want to use a disposable pipette to transfer the soap. As you create the flower center, you will want to make sure that you are careful to only fill the center of the soap mold. You can set the daisy mold aside for the moment.

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Creating the Yellow EmbedsDreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Creating the Yellow Embeds

Now, you are going to create the confetti to embed in the mp soap base. We chose to use the loaf silicone soap mold, but you can use wax paper instead if you would like. The only difference is that the wax paper embeds will be thinner. Pour the soap into one cavity of your soap mold.  After pouring, you will need to spray the soap base with rubbing alcohol to remove any air bubbles. Before you move on to the next step, you will want to wait for the yellow soap to set up completely.

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Cutting Up the Yellow SoapDreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Cutting Up the Yellow Soap

Once the yellow soap is completely set up, you will need to remove it from the mold. Next, you are going to cut the soap into small squares. You will want to create small squares. First, we cut lines in the direction in one direction. Then, in the opposite direction to create small squares that are about the same size.

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Create the Green EmbedsDreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Create the Green Embeds

Next, you are going to create the green embeds for your soap. You will want to use 75 grams of the hemp melt and pour soap for this portion. Use a microwave safe bowl and short bursts in the microwave to melt your soap. Once everything is melted, you will want to add the green soap colorant. So, add 7 drops of the Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant and 2 drops of the Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant to your mp soap.

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Mixing in the IngredientsDreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Mixing in the Ingredients

Now, you are going to mix all of the cosmetic ingredients together. Of course, you will want to mix the colorant into the soap. Also, you will want to add in add 3 grams of the Dreama Fragrance Oil and 3 grams of the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. After everything is mixed together, you are ready to move on to the next step in the process.

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Cutting the Green EmbedsDreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Cutting the Green Embeds

At this point you are ready to pour your homemade soap. So, you will pour your mp soap the same way that you did previously for the yellow soap. Then, spray the top with rubbing alcohol to release air bubbles. Next, remove the soap and cut your green soap embeds into small squares to match the yellow soap squares.

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Making the Lime Green SoapDreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Making the Lime Green Soap

Lastly, you are going to create the lime green soap embeds for the homemade mp soap recipe. You are going to need to melt 75 grams of the hemp melt and pour soap base. Melt the soap base using the microwave in thirty second bursts.

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Mix and Pour the SoapDreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Mix and Pour the Soap

Now, you are going to mix in 3 grams of Dreama Fragrance Oil, 3 grams of Vanilla White, and 10 drops of the Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant. After everything has been mixed together well, you will need to pour the soap into either the soap mold or the wax paper. Also, you are going to need to spray the soap with rubbing alcohol.

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Cutting Up the SoapDreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Cutting Up the Soap

Once the lime green soap sets up completely, you are ready to cut the soap into pieces. So, you will want to cut the soap into pieces that will match the previous embeds for the green and yellow soap portions.

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Mix Together the Colored EmbedsDreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Mix Together the Colored Embeds

Before you move on to the next step, you are going to need to mix your cut up soap embeds together. This will make it easier for you to add them your mp soap later on. Once you have your soap mixed up, you can set the pile aside for a later step.

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Preparing the Daisy MoldDreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Preparing the Daisy Mold

Now, you are ready to return to the daisies embed mold. First, you are going to melt the hemp soap base. After the homemade soap is melted, you will need to mix in 3 grams of the Dreama Fragrance Oil and 3 grams of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. Before you can pour this mixture, you will need to spray the yellow soap with rubbing alcohol.

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Making the Daisy EmbedsDreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Making the Daisy Embeds

Next, you are going to pour the white scented soap to the daisies soap mold. After filling each of the molds, you will want to spray the top with rubbing alcohol. Now, you will need to wait for the soap to set up before removing the flowers from the mold.

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Adding the Daisies to the MoldDreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Adding the Daisies to the Mold

You are going to add these daisies to the square tray mold. Each of the squares are going to need to have one flower centered in it. Of course, you will want to make sure that the flower is perfectly centered as you won’t be able to move them after you add the clear soap base.

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Pouring the First Clear LayerDreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Pouring the First Clear Layer

Now you are going to need to prepare the first clear layer of this soap recipe. So, melt 420 grams of the Diamond Clear soap base. Then, mix in 21 grams of the Dreama Fragrance Oil and 21 grams of the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. Stir these ingredients together well. You will need to spray the flowers with rubbing alcohol before you pour the clear soap base. Then, you are ready to slowly pour the soap into the mold.

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Adding the Soap Embeds Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Adding the Soap Embeds

Once the first layer has completely set up, you will be ready to add the soap embeds. First, spray the layer with rubbing alcohol and spread the soap into the mold. You will want to make sure that you spread the soap as evenly as possible.

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Adding the Second Clear LayerDreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Adding the Second Clear Layer

Now, you are going to prepare the second layer for this soap recipe. So, you will need to melt 420 grams of the Diamond Clear mp soap base. Then, mix in 21 grams of the Dreama Fragrance Oil and 21 grams of the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. Now, spray the soap embeds with rubbing alcohol and pour the second layer. Lastly, spray the top of the soap to remove air bubbles.

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Enjoy Your Finished SoapDreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Enjoy Your Finished Soap

Finally, your homemade soap is nearly ready to use! Once your mp soap has set up, you can remove it from the mold. Then, you will need to cut the lines in the square mold. This will give you 9 bars of melt and pour soap after cutting your soap into individual bars. Now you can finally use your homemade soap and we hope that you enjoyed it!

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Fun Flower Facts

If you love the aroma of our Dreama Fragrance Oil, then you are probably a fan of beautiful flowers. So, you may be interested in learning some fun facts about flowers. For instance, during the Victorian Era to send encoded messages using bouquets of flowers based on a floral dictionary. You can learn more about this fun fact and even more by checking out the article 10 Mind-Blowing Flower Facts! from Flora Next.

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Reach Out to UsDreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Reach Out to Us

Whether you used this recipe to learn how to make your own handmade soap, we hope that you enjoyed making this mp soap recipe! If you have any more questions about how to soap like this, then you can reach out to ask us your questions. You can reach out to us on our HUG, in the store located in Wellington, Ohio, and on our website. Another easy way that you can reach out to us online is through our social media pages. We are available on the Natures Garden 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 us any questions that you may have about making soap, but you can share your own homemade soap creations, too! So, we hope we hear from you soon!

Jun
06

Leopard Cold Process Soap


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Leopard Cold Process SoapLeopard Cold Process Soap

If you like the appearance of leopard print, then you will love our Leopard Cold Process Soap! This cold process soap recipe has you using quality soap making ingredients to create a beautiful leopard spot soap. So, check out how to make soap that looks both cares for your skin and looks just like a leopard. This soap making tutorial will walk you through the process of making a fantastic batch of cp soap!

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Prepare and Sanitize

Before you start to make your own cold process soap recipe, you will to want to make a few simple preparations. First, you will gather and wash any equipment that you need for this bath and body recipe. Also, you will want to gather your soap making ingredients for this free craft recipe. Next, you are going to want to clean up a space for you to use as a work area. This will make the process easier and more fun!

Leopard Cold Process Soap Recipe: Prepare a Bottle of Vinegar

You will need to prepare a bottle of vinegar before creating this homemade soap recipe. This bottle of vinegar will be useful for keeping yourself safe during the cold process soap process, as the vinegar will be used to deactivate lye that may come into contact with your skin. Also, you can use this vinegar to clean up your work station after working on your lye soap. This will make sure that there isn’t any active lye left behind on your work station that you or someone else could come into contact with. So, you will want to fill a bottle with vinegar and set it somewhere close by until it is needed.

Leopard Cold Process Soap Recipe: Beginning Soap Making

If you have never made cp soap before, then you may want to look at some of our soap making classes on this soaping process. First, you will need to make sure that you are familiar with soap making safety. Of course, you can find out soap safety in our Soap Making Safety Class. Further, you can Click Here For Basic CP Soap Making Class. Also, you could check out an easier cp soap recipe to practice soap making prior to making this recipe with our Beginners Cold Process Soap Recipe. If you feel ready to make this bath and body recipe, then you will definitely want to continue reading this soap making blog!

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Ingredients Available From Natures Garden

Lye
Jojoba Oil
Meadowfoam Oil
Palm Oil
Mango Butter
Sweet Almond Oil
Apricot Kernel Oil
Shea Butter
Coconut Oil 76
Brazilian Jackfruit Fragrance Oil
Sodium Lactate
Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
24K Gold Mica Pigment
Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Cutter for Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
Thermometer
Safety GLOVES for Soap Making
Natures Garden Apron
Safety MASK for Soap Making
Large Square Tray Mold

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Other Needed Ingredients

Scale
Distilled Water
Mixing Bowls
Spatula
Stick Blender
8 ounce Squeeze Bottles (3)
Measuring Spoons
Wooden Skewer

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Weights and Amounts for Recipe

323 grams Distilled Water
113 grams Lye- Sodium Hydroxide
8 grams Sodium Lactate (added to cooled lye solution)

42 grams Jojoba Oil
85 grams Meadowfoam Seed Oil
127 grams Palm Oil
85 grams Sweet Almond Oil
127 grams Mango Butter
85 grams Apricot Kernel Oil
127 grams Shea Butter
170 grams Coconut Oil 76
64 grams Brazilian Jackfruit Fragrance Oil

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Amounts for Brown Colorant

4 grams Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
3 drops Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Amounts for Black Colorant

5 grams Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Amounts for Yellow-Gold Colorant

1 gram 24K Gold Mica Pigment
(Mixed with a small amount of soaping oils)
1 gram Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Creating the Lye

The first step you will have for creating the cold process soap is preparing the lye solution. So, you will want to measure 323 grams of water in one container and 113 grams of Lye in another container. As always, you will want to prepare this solution in a well ventilated area with a face mask, googles, and protective clothing. You will want to slowly stir as you add the lye to your water. Once your lye solution cools you will add 8 grams Sodium Lactate. In the meantime, you can move on to the next step of the process.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Preparing the Cosmetic Oils

Now, you are ready to prepare you cosmetic oils. So, add 42 grams Jojoba Oil, 85 grams Meadowfoam Seed Oil, 127 grams Palm Oil, 85 grams Sweet Almond Oil, 127 grams Mango Butter, 85 grams Apricot Kernel Oil, 127 grams Shea Butter, and 170 Coconut Oil 76 to a microwave safe bowl. You will need to melt your soaping oils. Then, you need to wait for oil mixture to cool to room temperature.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Prepare the Soap ColorantsLeopard Cold Process Soap: Prepare the Soap Colorants

While you wait for the lye solution and soaping oils to cool, you can prepare your soap colorants. You are going to make a black, brown, and yellow-gold.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Brown Colorant

In one small bowl, you will want to add 4 grams of the Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant and 3 drops of the Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant. Then, mix them together you can set this bowl aside for the moment.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Black Colorant

Then, add 5 grams of the Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant to a different small bowl. Again, set this bowl aside for the moment.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Yellow-Gold Colorant

In your last bowl, you will add 1 gram of the 24K Gold Mica Pigment. You will need to mix the mica dust with a small amount of soaping oils. Also, add 1 gram of Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant to your bowl. You will want to set this bowl aside for the moment.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Combine Your Lye Solution and OilsLeopard Cold Process Soap: Combine Your Lye Solution and Oils

Once both the lye solution and the cosmetic oils are at room temperature, you are ready to combine them. So, add the lye solution to your bowl of melted oils. You will need to use a stick blender to emulsify these cosmetic ingredients.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Adding the Fragrance OilLeopard Cold Process Soap: Adding the Fragrance Oil

Next, you are going to scent your soap batter. So, add 64 grams of the Brazilian Jackfruit Fragrance Oil to your soap batter and stick blend to mix. This scent has notes of tropical jackfruit, pineapple and delicious apple. These are combined with an alluring heart of jasmine, rose, and white floral notes. Further, these notes are complimented by the soft warmth of sandalwood and musk. 

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Adding the Soap ColorantsLeopard Cold Process Soap: Adding the Soap Colorants

Next, you are going to need to separate your soap batter into three equal portions. After separating your soap, you are going to add one of your prepared colorants to each bowl. You will need to stick blend to incorporate the color. So, you will start with your gold color, then blend the brown, and finally the blend the bowl containing the black soap colorant.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Filling the Squeeze Bottles Leopard Cold Process Soap: Filling the Squeeze Bottles

Now that you have created each of the colors for your leopard soap, you are ready to fill your squeeze bottles. You will want to pour each color into its own bottle. Then, you can add the lid to each of the bottles.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Starting the Leopard SpotsLeopard Cold Process Soap: Starting the Leopard Spots

Next, you are going to use your brown soap to create the center of the leopard spots. So, you are going to need to get your square soap mold. Then, you will want to create dots that are similar in size to the dots in the picture. Also, make sure to place these dots where you want your leopard spots to be in your finished soap. In each square we had between 4 and 6 spots, but this all depends on size and spacing.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Continuing the Leopard SpotsLeopard Cold Process Soap: Continuing the Leopard Spots

After you have your brown dots, you are going to outline them with small lines of your black soap. You will want to add about three to four black lines, depending on the size of your dot, around each of the brown dots. Continue this process for all of the dots in your soap mold.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Filling in the Rest of the LayerLeopard Cold Process Soap: Filling in the Rest of the Layer

Now you are going to add the yellow-gold color to the mold. So, you will need to fill in all of the empty space in this first layer with this third color of soap. Once your first layer is complete, you are ready to move on to the next step in the process of making your leopard soap.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Adding Another LayerLeopard Cold Process Soap: Adding Another Layer

You will want to add a second layer to your soap mold. So, you will start with the brown soap and place another layer of dots on top of the previous layer. Next, you will add another layer of the black lines around each dot in relatively the same place. Finally, add another layer of the yellow-gold color around your spots.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Filling in the Remainder of the Soap MoldLeopard Cold Process Soap: Filling in the Remainder of the Soap Mold

Now that you mold is about half way filled, you are going to do something different with the bottom half of the soap. So, you will want to alternate adding your three colors to the mold in a way similar to the picture to the left. You can refill your bottles as needed and continue until your mold is filled.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Filling in the Remainder of the Soap MoldLeopard Cold Process Soap: Swirling the Soap

Once your soap mold is all the way filled, you are going to swirl top. So, grab a skewer and begin to lightly swirl this top layer. You need to make sure that the skewer doesn’t go too deep in the soap. Otherwise, you may ruin your leopard spots. Once your soap has been swirled, you are ready to move on to the last step.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Finishing Your CP SoapLeopard Cold Process Soap: Finishing Your CP Soap

Finally, your cold process soap is done and nearly ready to use! You will need to wait at least 24 to 48 hours before you can remove the soap from the mold. After removing your soap, you will want to wait until your soap is set up enough to cut into bars. You will be able to cut nine individual bars. Now, you just need to wait for your cold process soap to finish the curing process. This will take four to six weeks. Afterwards, you will be able to use your finished soap!

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Baby Leopards

Leopard print is gorgeous and fun to imitate whether its for homemade soap, clothes, or anything else that you can think of! Not only is leopard print gorgeous and add to the elegance of wild leopards, but it looks super cute on little leopard cats, too. If you want to learn more about these adorable domestic cats, then check out an article called The Joys and Hazards of Living With a Pet Bengal Cat from Pet Helpful.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Reach Out to Natures Garden Leopard Cold Process Soap: Reach Out to Natures Garden

We hope that you have enjoyed making this homemade leopard soap recipe! If you have any more questions about how to make this animal print soap, then you can reach out to us to ask any of your questions. You can talk to us on our HUG Line, in the store, and online. An easy way that you can reach out to us online is through our social media sites. We are available on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on either Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these social media platforms to ask any questions that you may have, but you can share your own homemade cp soap creations, too! So, we hope that hear from you sometime soon!