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Jul
30

Soap Making Classes


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Soap Making ClassesSoap Making Classes

If you want to learn how to make soap, then you can benefit from the soap making classes available from Natures Garden. We have soap making classes with soap making recipes that are perfect for aspiring soap makers that have never made soap before. However, we have even more detailed classes that can be used as a reference as well. So, soap makers at different levels of experience can utilize these soap making classes to learn even more about soap making!  

What Are the Different Types of Soap MakingWhat Are the Different Types of Soap Making

If you are wondering, “What are the different types of soap making?”, then we may have the perfect soap for you! The Soap Making: Where Do I Start soaping class may be useful for you! First, you can create melt and pour soap with an already made soap base. Also, you can use a few methods to create soap with lye.  These options cold process soap, hot process soap, and cold processed oven processed soap. These four different types of soap making each have their own differences and benefits. In this soap class will explain the different types of soap making methods so that you can learn about and find your favorite soap making method. You can also use this soap making class to learn about soap making if you are just starting out. Or, perhaps, you want to try a different method but are unsure where to start.

Soap Making TerminologySoap Making Terminology

If you are new to soap making, then you will definitely want to check out our soap making class, Soap Making Terminology. This soap making class shares a list of words that are likely to come up when soap making. Of course, some of these terms will show up more often and will become like second nature. With the help of this class, you will have the soap lingo down in no time!

Soap Making Classes for Common Soap Making QuestionsSoap Making Classes for Common Soap Making Questions

Next, we have a soap making class that is perfect for beginning soap makers. As a new soaper you may know a bit about soap making, but there are many soaping terms that can be hard to keep up with. If you are still a beginning soap maker, then you may find the soap making class for Common Soap Making Questions useful. What sets this soap class apart from our other soap making classes is that this class has been created to answer many different soap making questions. Further, these are questions that have been most commonly asked by soap makers. So, we cover all kinds of different soap making questions that relate to the specific types of soap making methods as well as questions for general soap making. So, this soaping class could be a useful tool for making soap at home.

Soap Making Classes for Soap Making SafetySoap Making Classes for Soap Making Safety

Before you create your first soap recipe with lye, you are going to want to learn how to keep yourself safe. As long as you take the proper safety precautions and understand what you are going to be doing, then you will be perfectly fine. So, you can use one of our soap making classes for soap making safety to learn how to make soap safely.

First of all, you will want to learn what you should wear during the soap making process. Also, you will want to learn what lye is, how to use it, and what to do to protect yourself and others from the potential danger of mishandling the lye. Plus, this soaping class will share with you how the curing process works and when it is safe to use your finished bars of soap. Once you go through this class to learn what lye is and how you can protect yourself, you will be ready to start soap making!

Cold Process Soap Making Classes Cold Process Soap Making Classes

Now that you know a bit about cold process soap safety, you can try making your very own cold process soap. You can use our Cold Process Soap Class 101 soap making class to learn how to make soap at home. Instead of using this soaping class for answering questions like other cold process soap making classes, this cp soap class provides you with a free soap recipe that is perfect for newbies. In this soap making class, we will with walk you through a basic recipe for making cold process soap. This homemade soap recipe is a perfect recipe for beginner cold process soap makers because this soap recipe provides simple, detailed steps to create a basic scented soap recipe. So, get your soap making supplies and get started on your first soap making recipe!

Making Your Own Soap Recipe ClassMaking Your Own Soap Recipe Class

While creating your own soap recipe from scratch can seem intimidating, our Making Your Own Soap Recipe Class can help you do it! Of course, it would be difficult for a new soap maker to jump right into formulating a recipe. So, this class may be more useful for soapers that have some experience and are ready to expand their soaping skills. In this soap making class, we will want you through how to use a soap calculator to create your own custom bar of soap.

First, you will need to factor in the ratio of lye to water. Also, you will be able to switch out the type and amounts of cosmetic oils. Further, the soap calculator will tell you the properties that this particular recipe will provide for you. To start, you can either enter in and alter a soap recipe previous made or you can start from scratch and alter details as you go. Either way, you will be able to create cold process soap that fits your exact needs!

Soap Making Classes for Finding the Perfect RecipeSoap Making Classes for Finding the Perfect Recipe

Once you have tried out a few different kinds of cold process soap recipes, you will find that each recipe makes soap that is a bit different. Each recipe has its own combination of ingredients that lead to soap properties that make it unique compared to soap bars made with other recipes. You can use our Soap Making- Finding the Perfect Recipe class to learn more about how these ingredients affect the finished bars. So, you could use this to create the best soap making recipe for your preferences.

The different properties in your soap bars will depend on the ingredients that you use. What are the ingredients for homemade soap? Basically, you have water, lye, and cosmetic oils. Also, the different types of cosmetic oils that are included will influence the properties of the finished soap, too. This soaping class will explain the qualities that some of the most common fatty acids provide for soap making. Also, you will see a reference for the typical ranges for different properties in an average bar of soap. You can use these ranges to compare to your own formulation on the soap calculator. So, you can use this class as a tool for formulating your own homemade soap recipe from scratch.

Soap Making Classes for Soaping Oil PropertiesSoap Making Tutorial for Soaping Oil Properties

If you are formulating your own soap recipe from scratch, then it would be useful to know how the cosmetic oils will affect your finished product. So, this Soap Making Tutorial for Soaping Oil Properties will explain the properties that different cosmetic oils will provide your soap. In this soaping class, we break down the properties associated with common fatty acids in soap making.

Then, you can use this to determine the properties of cosmetic oils based on their fatty acid make up. For instance, you can go to the Argan Oil page on the Natures Garden website and find the break down of fatty acids for this oil. Based on the fatty acid break down, this cosmetic oil would mostly provide conditioning properties, bar hardness, and creamy lather. Knowing this will make it easier to switch out oils to create a soaping recipe that cares for you exactly how you need it to.

How Do You Add Scent to Homemade Soap?How Do You Add Scent to Homemade Soap?

Also, you can customize that fragrance for your cp soap. While you can theoretically add any of your favorite scents to your cold process soap, fragrance oils can make your batch perform differently. If you are asking yourself, “How do you add scent to homemade soap?”, then you can use our Fragrances Tested in CP Soap Results soap making class. This soap class has all of our own soap testing results for each of the body safe Natures Garden fragrance oils.

Melt and Pour Soap InformationMelt and Pour Soap Information

If you would like to learn how to make soap with soap base, then check out our Melt and Pour Soap Information. This soap class is a great introduction for soap makers that unsure what mp soap is or how to use the soap base. First of all, this soap class will explain what mp soap is. Also, this soap class will break down and explain the purpose of the cosmetic ingredients that are in our wholesale soap bases. Of course, we will share with you how to use melt and pour soap base correctly as well as how to add fragrance, soap colorant, and cosmetic herbs. So, this introductory soap tutorial would be a great place to start before making your first batch of melt and pour soap!

How to Use MP Soap Base

You can use our class on How to Use Melt and Pour Soap for a step by step tutorial on mp soap. This basic soap recipe will walk you through the basics for any melt and pour soap recipe. After you know the basics of making mp soap, you can begin to get creative with your soaping.

Melt and Pour Soap Making DirectionsMelt and Pour Soap Making Directions

If you would like to try out an easy mp soap recipe to try for your first time, then check out our Easy Directions for Making Melt and Pour Soap class. This soap making tutorial will walk you through how to create a simple mp soap recipe. So, this soap class would be useful for a first time soap maker. 

Soap Making Classes on Exfoliating Soap Making Class on Exfoliation

Also, you can check out our soap making class on exfoliation. This Exfoliate Class will teach how to use exfoliants in soap. Further, we will share with you a list of cosmetic herbs that are perfect for adding to soap. So, you can return to this list of suggestions for future soap making ideas!

Soap Coloring InstructionSoap Coloring Instruction

Once you have learned how to make soap, you are ready for soap coloring instruction. There are many different things that you can use to color your homemade soap. This soap making class will share with you how to use natural colorants, soap dyes, mica powder, and cosmetic herbs to create gorgeous soap.

Workshop Festival for Soap Making Classes

If you have never made cold process soap or are interested in checking out this festival, then you may want to check out the event listed for Soap Making – Holiday on the Farm Workshop Festival from Eventbrite. All you need to bring is protective clothing and safety supplies. Then, this fun event will walk you through how to make soap from scratch so that you can create your own 1 pound batch of soap to take home and enjoy!

Reach Out to Us About the Soap Making ClassesReach Out to Us About the Soap Making Classes

We hope you have learned a lot about how to make soap at home! If you have any questions about making soap, then feel free to reach out to us about the soap making classes. You can reach out to us through the H.U.G. line, in the NG store, and online. An easy way to reach out to us online is through our social media. First of all, we are available on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use our handle @ngscents to find us on Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these social media platforms to ask us any questions that you may have regarding this cosmetic recipe, but you can share your own homemade soap recipes, too. So, we hope that we will hear from you sometime very soon!

Jul
29

Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe


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Cancan Type MP Soap RecipeCancan Type MP Soap Recipe

If you are looking for a great melt and pour soap design ideas, then you will love the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe from Natures Garden. This mp soap recipe uses quality soap making supplies and ingredients that are perfect for you to create a nourishing batch of soap. This mp soap recipe uses soya milk soap base, an elegant fragrance oil, and other fantastic cosmetic ingredients to create a lovely layered soap recipe. So, check out the soap making recipe below to learn how to create this beautiful rose soap recipe!

Natures Garden Ingredients for the Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap Base
Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
NG Cancan Type Fragrance Oil
Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
Vegetable Glycerin 
Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
Embed Mold-Rose Buds
Basic Circle Mold Markets Mold
8 ounce Clear PET Bullet Bottle
White 24/410 Fine Mist Sprayer

Other Needed Ingredients for the Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

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

Total Recipe Weight for Pink Layer and Rose Buds

159 grams Diamond Melt and Pour Soap
7 grams NG Cancan Type Fragrance Oil
4 grams Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
10 grams Vegetable Glycerin
4 drops Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
1 drop Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

Total Recipe Weight for Purple Soap and Rose Buds

159 grams Diamond Melt and Pour Soap
7 grams NG Cancan Type Fragrance Oil
4 grams Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
10 grams Vegetable Glycerin
1 drop Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
12 drops Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

Total Recipe Weight for the White Layers

138 grams Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap
6 grams NG Cancan Type Fragrance Oil

Preparations for the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe

Before you begin creating this mp soap recipe, you will want to make a few preparations. First, you will need to gather and wash any soap making supplies that you are going to need to make this melt and pour soap recipe. Also, you will want to gather all of your melt and pour soap base ingredients that will be needed for you to create this cosmetic recipe. Next, you are going to want to clean up a space for you to use as a work area. You will want to clear off enough space for you to work comfortably. Additionally, you are going to want to prepare a bottle of rubbing alcohol. So, just fill an 8 ounce bottle spray bottle with the rubbing alcohol and set it aside until a later step.

Preparing the Colorants for the Cancan Type MP Soap RecipePreparing the Colorants for the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe

First, you are going to prepare the soap colorants for this bath and body recipe. So, you are going to need two small mixing bowls. Each of these two bowls will have mica powder but they will be different colors. One will be pink and the other will be purple.

So, you are going to need to add 4 grams of the Diamond Dust Mica Pigment to each of the small bowls. Also, you are going to need to include about 10 grams of the vegetable glycerin to each bowl. You will need to stir to create a consistency similar to paste and break up any clumps.  

Creating the Pink Colorant for the Cancan Type MP Soap RecipeCreating the Pink Colorant for the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe

First, you going to be creating the pink colorant for the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe. So, you are going to need to grab one of the two mica mixtures. You will need to add in 4 drops of the neon pink colorant and 1 drop of the violet colorant to this mica powder mixture. Then, you will want to mix in the soap colorants and set them aside for a later step.

Creating the Purple Colorant for the Cancan Type MP Soap RecipeCreating the Purple Colorant for the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe

Next, you are going to be creating the purple colorant for the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe. So, you are going to need to grab the other bowl of mica powder and vegetable glycerin. Then, you are going to want to add 12 drops of the violet colorant and 1 drop of the neon pink colorant. Then, mix in the colorants thoroughly and set the mixture aside for a later step.

Prepare the Soap for the Pink Portion of the Soap RecipePrepare the Soap for the Pink Portion of the Soap Recipe

Now, you are going to prepare the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap for the pink portion of this mp soap recipe. So, you will need to add 159 grams of this clear mp soap base to a microwave safe bowl. Then, use your microwave to melt the soap using 30 second intervals until the soap base is liquid. You will want to periodically mix as you are heating the soap.

Adding the Scent and Colorant to the Cancan Type MP Soap RecipeAdding the Scent and Colorant to the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe

Once your soap base has completely melted, you are ready to add the pink colorant mixture and the scented oil to the soap. So, you are going to need to add in the pink soap colorant that you had previously prepared. Then, you are going to add in 7 grams of the NG Cancan Type Fragrance Oil. After you have all of your cosmetic ingredients mixed together, you are ready to pour the mixture into the rose buds soap molds.

Creating the Pink Rose Soap Embeds for the Cancan Type MP Soap RecipeCreating the Pink Rose Soap Embeds for the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe

First of all, you are going to be creating the pink rose soap embeds for the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe. You are going to need to pour this melted soap to three of the rose embed cavities. Then, spray the back of the mp soap with rubbing alcohol to remove any trapped air bubbles. Then, you will leave this soap to set up. At this point you will need to quickly move on to the next step before the soap sets up.

Pouring the Pink Layer for the Cancan Type MP Soap RecipePouring the Pink Layer for the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe

Now, you are going to be pouring the pink layer for the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe. You are going to pour an equal portion of this melt and pour soap into the three cavities of the basic circle soap mold. This will create a pink layer for your soap recipe. After you pour this soap base mixture, you will need to spray the soap with rubbing alcohol. You will need this layer to completely set up before moving on to the next step in the soap making process.

Creating the White Soap Layer Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe

Next, you are going to prepare the first white layer for this soap recipe. You are going to need to weigh out 69 grams of the Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap. You will need to use a microwave safe bowl to melt this soap using short intervals. Then, you will need to mix in 3 grams of the NG Cancan Type Fragrance Oil.

Pouring the First White Layer for Melt and Pour Soap Pour the First White Layer for Your Melt and Pour Soap

Now you are going to pour the first white layer for your melt and pour soap. Of course, you will need to add a white layer to each of your three soap cavities. Be sure to make these layers as equal as possible. Then, you will spray the top with rubbing alcohol to remove any trapped bubbles. Again, you will need to wait for this soap later to set up before starting the next step.

Prepare the Soap for the Purple Portion of the Soap RecipePrepare the Soap for the Purple Portion of the Soap Recipe

Once this white layer has set up, you are ready to prepare the soap for the purple portion of the Soap Recipe. So, you will want to weigh out 159 grams of the Diamond Melt and Pour Soap. Then, use short bursts in the microwave to melt your soap base completely. 

Adding the Scent and Colorant to the Cancan Type MP Soap RecipeAdding the Scent and Colorant to the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe

Now, you are going to be adding the scent and soap colorant to the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe. So, you will want to add the purple colorant that you have previously prepared. Also, you will add 7 grams of the NG Cancan Type Fragrance Oil. After adding these cosmetic ingredients, you will want to thoroughly mix everything together.

Creating the Purple Rose Embeds for the Cancan Type MP Soap RecipeCreating the Purple Rose Embeds for the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe

After everything has been mixed together, you are going to be creating the purple rose embeds for the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe. You are going to want to pour the soap into three cavities of the rose buds soap mold. You will need to spray these soaps with rubbing alcohol and quickly move on to the next step.

 

 

Pouring the Pink Layer for the Cancan Type MP Soap RecipePouring the Purple Layer for the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe

Now you are going to be creating the purple layer in your soap base. You will want to create an even layer in each of the three soap cavities. Then, you are going to spray them with rubbing alcohol so that it will be free of air bubbles. You will need to make sure that this layer has set up before moving on to the next step.

Creating the Second White Soap Layer for This MP Soap RecipeCreating the Second White Soap Layer for This MP Soap Recipe

Once the purple layer has set up, you will be creating the second white soap layer for this MP Soap Recipe. You are going to need to melt 69 grams of the Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap. You will need to use a microwave safe bowl to melt this soap using short intervals. Then, you will need to mix in 3 grams of the NG Cancan Type Fragrance Oil. Afterwards, mix everything together and pour a layer into each of your three soap cavities. Then, spray the top of this layer with rubbing alcohol.

Adding the Embed Soap Roses to the MP Soap Bar Adding the Embed Soap Roses to the MP Soap Bar

Lastly, you are going to add the rose bud soaps to your bars of soap. So, you are going to need to place one pink rose and one purple rose on the top of each soap. You will want to make sure that your roses are centered and evenly spaced out. You should notice that these soap embeds will sink in slightly. Finally, let the soap finish setting up.

Finishing Up the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe

All you have left for finishing up the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe is to remove the soap from the soap mold. So, just wait for your soaps to completely harden and set up. Once your melt and pour soap has been removed from the mold, your bath and body recipe will be ready to use!

Best Rose Gardens to Visit in the U.S

This beautiful melt and pour soap recipe is decorated with two shimmering rose shaped soap embeds. Of course, roses are beautiful and are perfect for adding some elegant decoration. If you love roses, then you may be interested in checking out some of the most gorgeous rose gardens in the country. Anyone that is interested in taking a look at these beautiful gardens should check out the article Stop and Smell and Roses – The Best Rose Gardens in the U.S. from The Best Travel Places.

Questions About the Cancan Type MP Soap RecipeQuestions About the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe

We hope that you’ve enjoyed this fun soap making recipe! If you have any concerns about making soap with soap base, then feel free to reach out with questions about the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe. You can reach out to us using the phone H.U.G. line, in the NG store, and online. An easy way to reach out to us online is through our social media platforms. First, we are available on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to find us on both Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these social media platforms to get answers for your questions about this bath and body recipe, but you can share your own homemade soap ideas, too. So, we hope that we will hear from you sometime very soon!

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!

Sep
27

How to Make Soap White


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How to Make Soap WhiteHow to Make Soap White

Homemade soap making is the perfect way to show off your creativity. While appearance isn’t everything in a bar of soap, it certainly is important. Sometimes the discoloration of your soap bar just doesn’t match the aroma and there may seem like there is nothing you can do to stop it. Or, you may just be trying to get your soap to be pure white, as no discoloration doesn’t mean that you will get a pure white bar of soap. In fact, uncolored and unscented cold process soap is naturally an off white hue. But, there are a few additives that you could use in certain situations to attempt to achieve the perfect white color for your soap bars. All you need to do is learn how to make soap white and we at Natures Garden would like to help you at as much as we possibly can!

How to Make Soap White Soap Making Options

We have three simple options for our lovely soap-makers that desire a whiter bar of soap. While there is no way to prevent discoloration in all cases, there are some options that you have for your soapmaking. First, we have the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. This is a product that will actually prevent discoloration from fragrance. However, this ingredient is really only good for preventing fragrances with a vanillin content from discoloring. So, this additive will not always work to completely banish discoloration and may not work at all on some fragrances. Next, we have two types of titanium dioxide. While these ingredients are designed to change the appearance of the natural color of soaps. However, these additives will not prevent any fragrance discoloration. This ingredient is simply for turning the off white bars into a pure white hue.

How to Make Soap White Vanilla White Color StabilizerHow to Make Soap White Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

One easy method that you can use to whiten your cold process soaps is to add in our Vanilla White Color Stabilizer! While this ingredient can’t completely whiten all kinds of discoloration, this product can strongly reduce certain types of discoloration. So, it is important to know exactly when to add this product. This ingredient will reduce the discoloration that is caused by vanillin. Also, this product will slow down this ingredient’s ability to oxidize, which would cause browning in the soap. If the fragrance oil contains vanillin or components that will oxidize, then adding this ingredient will absolutely be helpful!

How to Make Soap White Why Use Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

As a soap maker, it is important to know how to deal with discoloration. While many great aromas that don’t cause any discoloration, there are some fragrance oils with wonderful scents that just don’t perform exactly how you want. It can be heartbreaking to discover a gorgeous scent that just discolors too much. What is worse is when the discoloration doesn’t pair well with the aroma. This always happens with scents that have heavy vanilla notes. These fragrance oils often end up extremely dark, but smelling like a pure white vanilla dream! However, you can prevent it with Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. So, don’t give up on your favorite vanilla soap scents just yet.

How to Make Soap White Vanilla Fragrance OilsHow to Make Soap White Vanilla Fragrance Oils

While there are definitely some types of discoloration that Vanilla White Color Stabilizer can’t help with, this product is perfect for reducing discoloration from vanillin. This ingredient is what creates the vanilla aroma that we all know and love! This means that this color stabilizing agent is perfect for vanilla fragrances, and any fragrance that has a vanillin content. So, darker shades of soaps that are caused by vanilla fragrance oils can be tackled by this product. Although it is possible for a fragrance oil to have other discoloring agents, the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer is great for whitening discoloration due to vanillin. So, you should add this ingredient when the vanillin content is above 1% to prevent discoloration.

How to Make Soap White Oxidation Impact on ColorHow to Make Soap White Oxidation Impact on Color

Over time, certain ingredients in the fragrance oil may begin to oxidize. While this is just a natural reaction some ingredients, like vanillin, have with the air, this could lead to a change in the color of your homemade soaps. Oxidation has the potential to cause a darker color for your soap, so you could potentially have discoloration after the soap has been created. Although Vanilla White Color Stabilizer can’t completely prevent this reaction from occurring, it is perfect if you would like to slow down this natural process. Thus, you can delay this discoloration and, if you use your bars quick enough, may never even have to see it!

How to Make Soap White Impact on ScentHow to Make Soap White Impact on Scent

Since you are attempting to save this fragrance oil for your soap making, you don’t want anything impacting the scent. Luckily, vanilla white color stabilizer can reduce discoloration without negatively impacting the fragrance oil that you enjoy. Although the aroma of this product is strong out of the bottle, the scent is completely unnoticeable in the finished soaps. So, you won’t smell a thing in your soaps! This means you can have the appearance in your soap that you want without sacrificing the integrity of this fragrance oil’s scent.

How to Make Soap White Using the Whitener How to Make Soap White Using the Whitener

Now, you know exactly how Vanilla White Color Stabilizer will work in your soap! All you have left to do is to learn how you can incorporate the color stabilizer into your soap making. While it is not super difficult, you need to know what you are doing to make sure that the ingredient is actually incorporated. So, make sure to add this ingredient to aqueous bases as it is designed to stabilize water based formulas. This is because the vanilla white stabilizer can’t be added to the oils until the saponification process.

How to Make Soap White How We Use Vanilla White Color StabilizerHow to Make Soap White How We Use Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

If you’d like to see exactly how this whitener product works, then check out our amazing Peppermint Fluff Soap Recipe! This is a quality soap recipe that required the base of the soap bar to be pure white hue. Otherwise, the design on our soap wouldn’t look like a peppermint! So, the soap had to be red and pure white. However, this soap uses a fragrance with a vanillin content. In fact, the Peppermint Fluff Fragrance Oil includes a 6% vanillin content. So, we needed something to help with the inevitable discoloration. Otherwise, we would have ended up with a brown and red bar of soap that really wouldn’t look like a peppermint at all. Instead, we used this ingredient and created the soap you see to the left!

How to Make Soap White Titanium Dioxide Water SolubleHow to Make Soap White Titanium Dioxide Water Soluble

Also, you have another perfect option for making homemade white soaps. You can use Titanium Dioxide to create a whiter bar of cp soap. While this ingredient won’t reduce discoloration that is caused by some fragrance oils, it is perfect for whitening. If you have a bar with light or no discoloration, then you can add this powdered colorant to create a whiter bar. Instead of the typical off white soap color, the Titanium Dioxide will create a more pure white color in your bars. Thus, you can have decorative soaps with a pure white hue. Also, you will be able to still use your personal cold process soaping recipe.

How to Make Soap White Amount to AddHow to Make Soap White Amount to Add

First, it is very important for you to know how much titanium dioxide that you can add to your homemade soaps. While this whitening powder is perfect for soap making, you don’t want to add too much of this product to your soap. However, not adding enough of this product could leave you with a bar that isn’t as white as you would like your soaps to be. So, we would suggest for you to include no more than a single teaspoon per pound of soap colored. All you need to do is add the right amount of this whitening product to your soaps!

How to Make Soap White Using the Water Soluble Titanium DioxideHow to Make Soap White Using the Water Soluble Titanium Dioxide

Next, you need to learn how this ingredient needs to be used. Since this ingredient is water based, it needs to be added to the lye water solution. This means that you will have to add this white pigment to your whole soap bar. So, the water soluble version of Titanium Dioxide is perfect for coloring an entire bar of cold process soap. Then, you can combine your water and oils perfectly to create a whiter bar of soap. Although you can separate some of this white soap to color with soap dyes, the titanium dioxide won’t impact the color.

How to Make Soap White Titanium Dioxide Oil DispersibleHow to Make Soap White Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible

Alternatively, you can use a different type of Titanium Dioxide to create your soaps. This ingredient is perfect for whitening smaller portions of your cold process soap. This version of Titanium Dioxide will perform similarly to the water soluble version. Thus, both act as a whitening pigment for the uncolored portions of the soap. Again, this ingredient won’t fix any discoloration caused by fragrance oils. This is because this additive is designed to alter the color of natural soaps to a more pure white. The only difference between the Oil Dispersible Titanium Dioxide and the Water Soluble Titanium Dioxide is how it is incorporated into the soap.

How to Make Soap White Using the Oil Dispersible Titanium DioxideHow to Make Soap White Using the Oil Dispersible Titanium Dioxide

Now, all you need is to learn how to use this product in your soap making process! Since this ingredient is oil based, you need to add titanium dioxide to the oil portion of your soaps. So, you’ll need to take a bit of your cosmetic oils and mix your powdered pigment together. Then, you will need to mix up your soap batch. Afterwards, separate out the portion of soap that you’d like to be whitened. Then, mix together the separated portion and the titanium dioxide to create the perfect white color for your soap design.

How to Make Soap White How We Use Titanium Dioxide Oil DispersibleHow to Make Soap White How We Use Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible

Finally, take a peek at how we like to use titanium dioxide in our very own soap making recipes. The Sweet Orange Chili Pepper Cold Process Soap Recipe is one example where adding this ingredient is perfect for creating perfect designs. This soap recipe incorporates a perfect in-the-pot swirl with vibrant red, pure white, and gorgeous orange colors. Note that the white portion of this swirl is even whiter than the normal hue of cold process soap. Luckily, this fragrance oil causes no discoloration in homemade soap! This means that adding titanium dioxide is a perfect option for creating a pure white section in your soap.

 

How to Make Soap White Colorant OptionsHow to Make Soap White Colorant Options

Now that you have whiter bars of soap, let’s talk about soap making colorants! You could add some fun colorants to your soaps that include some Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. Now that you prevented the discoloration, you are able to add any colors that you would like! Also, you are going to need some fun colors to go along with your newly whitened bars of soap. If you would like to explore your soap coloring options, then check out our various Soap Colorants. These would be perfect to add to your newly whitened bars.

natures gardenHow to Make Soap White Share Your Creations

Hopefully, you learned a bit about how to control the color of your handmade soaps. Whether you have discoloration issues or want a whiter bar of soap, using additives can be helpful for some of your soaping issues. Now, you are prepared to create all kinds of fun soap designs. If you would like to share any of your soaping successes, then share pictures or your story on either our Facebook or Instagram pages! We would love to see your homemade creations!

Jul
20

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits


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Melt and Pour Soap BenefitsMelt and Pour Soap Benefits

We at Natures Garden would like to share some of the melt and pour soap benefits with customers that may not know too much about soaping. There are quite a few different methods one can use to create soaps, so it can be a bit overwhelming for new soapers. Every method has some benefits that you may enjoy, but you must choose the method that will be best for you and the situation you are in.

While many find melt and pour soap to be one of the easier ways to make soap at home, even the most experienced soapmaker may come back to this method. Honestly, it all depends on what the soaps are needed for and the time you have available. So, at one point or another, anyone can benefit from knowing a bit about this method. If you have never used melt and pour soap or are thinking about trying this method again, then we’d like to share with you all of the great things about melt and pour soap. So, here is why melt and pour soap is a great soap making method!

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Great for Beginning Soap MakersMelt and Pour Soap Benefits Great for Beginning Soap Makers

Due to a few different aspects of this soap making method, beginning soap makers may want to start with this method. This is an easy way to introduce soap making into your crafting. This method won’t have you working with lye right out of the gate. This can help prevent you from feeling overwhelmed with everything all at once. Instead, a new soap maker can get used to the time sensitive nature of cooling soap, adding fragrance oils, and coloring soap. Plus, this method skips right to the fun of creating to let you experience all the fun. Melt and pour soap allows you to have fun trying out soap making before jumping into more complex methods. You can create very simple soaps that are still cute with this method without taking too much time or skill to complete.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Creativity and Additional Ingredients

There is so much that you can do with melt and pour soap! As long as you have some molds, additives, and a creative mind you can make anything you want. Further, you can look to our Melt & Pour Soap Recipes page for soap making inspiration and ideas. In addition, you can print out the step by step soap making tutorials for each project on that page. While melting soap and pouring it into molds may sound like it is simple and boring, we can show you that there is so much that you can create with this method of soap making.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Manipulating the Shape of the SoapMelt and Pour Soap Benefits Manipulating the Shape of the Soap

Since melt and pour soap will take on the shape of whatever it sets up in, it is pretty easy to shape the soap into whatever you’d like. For example, our Lollipop Soap Recipe used a flat shaped soap layer and cut it into strips that we curled to create a lollipop appearance. Also, the Fresh Fallen Leaves Soap Recipe used straws to have soap shaped like a tree trunk. This along with the melt and pour soap leaves created a very pretty soap! Plus, you can make more simple soaps that are super cute like the Neapolitan Cupcake Soap Recipe, which uses a layered cupcake base and whipped frosting on top.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Adding Herbs and MicaMelt and Pour Soap Benefits Adding Herbs and Mica

Also, you can incorporate micas and even herbs into your soap! You can take your chosen additives and include it right into your melted soap. We have done this with our Blarney Stone Soap Recipe. Gold mica was added to the clear melt and pour soap base and can be seen incorporated right into the soap bar. So, you can use this technique to create a prettier appearance for your soaps. Additionally, you can add herbs or powders to provide your soap with certain properties. For example, we created the Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe with activated charcoal powder to provide a more cleansing bar of soap that provides a deep pore clean. Regardless of why you want to add herbs, mica, or other powders, the best part is that you have the option to if you need it!

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Making Embed SoapMelt and Pour Soap Benefits Making Embed Soap

Additionally, you can add soap embeds to your melt and pour soap bars. This technique gives you the freedom to create even more creative kinds of soap. This would have you create a smaller soap prior to creating your soap bar so that you can add shapes into the soap bar itself.

While it will all be melt and pour soap, you will be able to use the embedded soap to create designs or certain effects. For example, creating the swirl for the Cinnabun Melt and Pour Soap Recipe. We wanted to add a swirl to make the soap bar look more like a cinnamon roll and less plain after we cut our soap loaf. Plus, it just looks so cute! Also, we used this embed soap idea to make the seeds for our Watermelon Soap Recipe. Otherwise, our soap wouldn’t have looked like a slice of watermelon! Sometimes the embed soap really pulls your soap idea together!

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Option to Make Clear Soap

Another creative option unique to melt and pour soap is creating a bar that you can see straight into. We all know that we can see embed soaps by cutting a loaf of soap into a few individual bars. However, diamond clear melt and pour soap offers another way to get creative with embed soaps. You can create a bar of soap with solid shapes and colors inside that you will be able to see without cutting.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap RecipeSimply add a layer of diamond clear soap, place your solid object or colored soap inside, and add your top layer. This leaves you with a solid bar of soap with a fun design inside. We have used this method to create the Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap Recipe, where you can see the loofah inside the soap bar. Another idea is to use this soap technique to create kids toys with fun little toys inside. 

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Some Choice with the Ingredients

While you aren’t in complete control of the ingredients that are in your soap base, there are some things that you can do. First of all, you can choose your type of soap base. There are a lot of different melt and pour soap bases to choose from that all have different ingredients. For example, you can choose the SLS FREE Glycerin Melt and Pour Soap if you are looking for soap base without SLS. We have a lot of different types that may suit your individual soaping needs on Natures Garden’s Melt and Pour Soap page. Some of my favorites are our Shea Butter MP Soap Base and the Honey MP Base. Whether you are looking for a with a little extra of something, soap without a certain ingredient, or a base with a certain appearance, you can find all our soap bases on our site.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Controlling Certain IngredientsMelt and Pour Soap Benefits Controlling the Ingredients

Not only can you choose different types of soap base to control the ingredients, but you are in control of scenting and coloring. If you have sensitive skin or allergies, then you can create melt and pour soaps that agree with your skin. First, those with sensitivities to fragrances and essential oils can leave the bar unscented. Also, those that would rather not use liquid soap dye can use natural herbs to color the soap or leave the soap it’s natural color. Thus, you do have some control over the content of your soap bars.

Furthermore, you can add a little bit more of your favorite oils of butters to the soap base you choose. If you find a soap base that has all the ingredients you like, but you wish that it included another ingredient, you have the freedom to add something else. However, you need to be careful not to add too much as this can change the bar and could lose its lather. So, we would not recommend introducing more than a tablespoon of your added oils or butters per pound of mp soap. But, you can play with your recipe to find the right proportion for your soap bars.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Convenience of this Method

Another great reason to work with melt and pour soap is that it is super easy to create soaps! This soap making method is very simple in every way from prepping to create the soap to the clean up process. So, let’s go over all the ways that melt and pour soap making saves you time and effort.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Can Use the Soap Immediately

Also, you can use your soaps immediately after you make them. Obviously, the melt and pour soap base has been previously created and gone through saponification before you buy the melt and pour soap base. While you don’t have to worry about the lye, the soap already has it in the soap. But, the lye that was used to make the soap has already had time to fully react before the soap bases were sold. This means that the curing process has already completely finished before you even open the soap package. So, no need to wait after you form your masterpieces! As soon as your soaps are colored, scented, and out of their molds it can go straight into the bath tub! This is wonderful because you don’t have to worry about waiting long enough to prevent irritation and you can use the soap right away with no waiting.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Quick, Easy, and Fun

Furthermore, this soap making method is perfect for those that are in a hurry to have their soaps done. If you need to get your soaps ready quick for a gathering, a gift, or just excited to use it yourself, then this is a good soaping choice. Everything about this soaping method is quicker. In the beginning, there are fewer preparations and after you finish there is no curing time before using the soap. So, you will have your finished soaps ready as soon as everything has set up and popped out of the molds.

Also, melt and pour soap making is perfect for those that are in the mood to skip right to the creative part of soap making. Since melt and pour soap already has the first few steps of the soaping process complete, you don’t need to worry about these. So, you will have more time and energy to focus on creating super cute soap! You are left with the coloring, scenting, and shaping of your soaps. Simply melt the soap, fill your molds, and get creative.  This soap method is an easy way to get right to the fun part of soap making!

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits No Need to Deal with LyeMelt and Pour Soap Benefits No Need to Deal with Lye

While lye is safe with the necessary safety precautions, sometimes it is just easier to let somebody else do all the leg work. In this case, our melt and pour soap base lets you buy your slabs of soap after they have cured. Thus, there is a lot less to prepare when working with melt and pour soap. For example, you won’t need to take as many safety precautions or wear as much protective clothing during the creation of your soap. Also, you won’t have to deal with making the lye water solution or combining the oils at the right temperature. So, no need to have vinegar handy because lye burns won’t ever happen with this soaping method. Thus, melt and pour soap making is just that much easier to work with!

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Clean Up Is Easy

Further, the clean up for this method is very easy. Since this the melt and pour soap base is already completed soap, all you really need to do is wash your utensils with water. No need to worry about unreacted lye and no intense scrubbing or vinegar required. Just like soap, your left over base will rinse right out of your bowl.