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Apr
29

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe


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Kiwi Watermelon Soap RecipeKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe

If you are looking for a fun cp soap recipe, then check out our Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe. This soap making recipe from Natures Garden uses wholesale soap making ingredients that are perfect for soap making. This swirled soap recipe uses luscious cosmetic oils and a scrumptious soap scent, which is sure to pamper you from head to toe. So, check out this soap making blog for a step by step soap recipe.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Ingredients and Supplies from Natures Garden

Lye
Sunflower Oil
Coconut Oil 76
Cocoa Butter Golden Natural
Kiwi Watermelon Fragrance Oil
Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Argan Oil
Rice Bran Oil
Shea Butter
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant
Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible
Poppy Seed Whole
Cutter for Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
THERMOMETER
Safety GLOVES for Soap Making
Natures Garden Apron
Safety MASK for Soap Making
Silicone Soap Mold- 4 Loaf Mold
Diamond Dust Mica Pigment

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Other Needed Equipment

Scale
Distilled Water
One Deep Mixing Bowl
Four Medium Mixing Bowls
Four Small Bowls
Spatula
Stick Blender
Vinegar

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Total Weights and Amounts

516 grams of the Water
193 grams of the Lye- Sodium Hydroxide

272 grams Sunflower Oil
299 grams  Coconut Oil 76
163 grams  Cocoa Butter
136 grams Meadowfoam Seed Oil
68 grams Argan Oil
95 grams Rice Bran Oil
231 grams Shea Butter
95 grams Fractionated Coconut Oil
103 grams Kiwi Watermelon Fragrance Oil

Diamond Dust Mica (less than 1 gram)
Poppy Seeds (less than 1 gram)

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Weights for Pink Colorant

3 grams Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
8 grams Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Weights for Light Green Colorant

3 grams Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant
1 grams Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Weights for Dark Green Colorant

10 grams Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
2 grams Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Weights for White Colorant

6 grams Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible
(Mixed with a small amount of your soaping oils)

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Clean and Sanitize

Before creating your homemade soap recipe, you are going to want to make a few preparations. First, you will need to make sure that the equipment for this recipe is clean and ready to use. So, gather your soap making equipment and wash them to ensure that they are clean. Also, you are going to want to clean up a work space. So, clear a space that you can use to make homemade soap. This will ensure that you have an easier and more enjoyable experience. Also, It is suggested that you wear gloves, protective clothing, a face mask, safety glasses, and a hair net while preparing this recipe to protect yourself while making soap. Further, you may want to prepare a bottle of vinegar to spray in case of skin contact with lye.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: First Time Making CP Soap?

If you have never made cold process soap before, then we would recommend that you learn a bit about the process before jumping in. You can click here for a Basic CP Soap Making Class. Also, you will want to be familiar with cp soap safety before working on a cold process soap recipe. So, please, become familiar with our Soap Making Safety Class. Once you know the basics of making soap from scratch and are able to be safe during the process, you are ready to create your soap recipe!

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Preparing the Lye SolutionKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Preparing the Lye Solution

First, you are going to want to prepare the lye solution for your soap recipe. Of course, you will need to prepare this solution in a well ventilated area. Also, you will need to wear a face mask and gloves. Now, measure out 516 grams of the Water and 193 grams of the Lye- Sodium Hydroxide in separate containers. Now, SLOWLY add the lye to the water. Remember, always add the lye to the water and never the reverse. You will want to carefully stir your water as you add the lye. Once all the lye has been added to the water you will need to wait for the solution to cool.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Preparing the Soap OilsKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Preparing the Soap Oils

While the lye solution is cooling, you can begin to prepare your cosmetic oils. So, measure 272 grams of the Sunflower Oil, 299 grams of the Coconut Oil 76, 163 grams of the Cocoa Butter, 136 grams of the Meadowfoam Seed Oil, 68 grams of the Argan Oil, 95 grams of the Rice Bran Oil, 231 grams of the Shea Butter, and 95 grams of the Fractionated Coconut Oil. Add these cosmetic oils to a microwave safe bowl and use small increments to melt these oils down. If your oil mixture cools too quickly, you can reheat to bring your temperatures closer to each other.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Preparing the Soap ColorantsKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Preparing the Soap Colorants

While you are waiting for your mixtures to be at the right temperature, you can get your soap colorants ready. So, you will want to get your four small bowls. Then, use the weights listed above to add the colorants to the bowls for the Pink Colorant, Light Green Colorant, Dark Green Colorant, and the White Colorant. After, you can set these bowls aside for a later step.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Combining the Lye and Cosmetic OilsKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Combining the Lye and Cosmetic Oils

Once the temperature for your lye solution and cosmetic oils is around 100 degrees Fahrenheit to 120 degrees Fahrenheit, you are ready to combine them. Then, you are going to need to use a stick blender to mix these two mixtures together. Of course, you will need to make sure that you continue mixing until you hit trace to make sure your soaping ingredients are fully emulsified. After this blend of cosmetic oils and lye solution hits trace, you are ready to add the fragrance oil. 

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Adding the Kiwi Watermelon Fragrance OilKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Adding the Kiwi Watermelon Fragrance Oil

Now, you are ready to add 103 grams of Kiwi Watermelon Fragrance Oil to your cosmetic mixture. This scrumptious fragrance oil begins with juicy notes of watermelon and grapefruit. These scents are followed by middle notes of strawberry, green melon, and white lily. Finally, these aromas are sitting on base notes of ozone, Balsamic vanilla, and fresh woods. After adding this scrumptious soap scent, you will need to stick blend to fully incorporate the scent.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Dividing the Uncolored Soap MixtureKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Dividing the Uncolored Soap Mixture

You are going to separate the uncolored portion of the mixture into two halves. Half of this batch will be swirled with the other colored soap portions.  So, you will want to get a large mixing bowl and add 425 grams of this mixture into another bowl. The remaining portion of the uncolored soap batch will be used to top your soap in a later step. So, you can set this bowl aside for now.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Adding the Cosmetic ColorantsKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Adding the Cosmetic Colorants

Next, you are going to add the soap colorants to your soap batter. So, you are going to need to get three more small mixing bowls. You will need to add about 425 grams of your scented soap mixture to each of the bowls. Now, you will have your four portions of soap ready to color! So, you will add each one of your small bowls of portioned colorant to each one of your mixing bowls. Then, you can use the stick blender to incorporate the colorant. You will clean the stick blender clean before mixing the next color.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Mixing Your Colored SoapKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Mixing Your Colored Soap

Now, you will need to grab your deep mixing bowl of 425 grams of the white soap. Next, you will need to add the Pink Colorant, Light Green Colorant, and Dark Green Colorant to the white soap in your deep mixing bowl. So, start with the pink soap mixture. You will want to pour small amounts of the soap directly on top of the white soap in various places. The, repeat this pour with each of the green soap portions. Once you are finished, the bowl of soap in front of you will look a bit like a color wheel.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Swirl and Pour the SoapKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Swirl and Pour the Soap

Now that all your colored soap portions are added to this deep mixing bowl, you are going to swirl the colors together and pour the mixture into your soap mold. You will want to make sure that you don’t mix too much, as you want to keep the separate colors. So, you may want to only use one circular swirl. After, you are ready to pour the mixture into the loaf soap mold.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Adding the Topping to Your CP SoapKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Adding the Topping to Your CP Soap

Lastly, you are going to add the top to your soap loaf. You will need to wait for this white soap portion to cool and thicken before you can add it to your soap. Once your white soap is ready to use, you are going to use your spatula to add this whipped soap to the top of your soap. After you have this uncolored soap added to your soap loaf, you can use your spatula to create peaks and texture. You will not need too much of either the mica dust or the herb. We used less than a gram of each on our soap.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Removing Soap from the MoldKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Removing Soap from the Mold

After 12-48 hours you are ready to remove your soap from the loaf mold. Gently remove the soap from the silicone soap mold. Once you have your finished soap mold removed, you will be ready to add the finishing touches, cut your bars, and wait for the soap to cure.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Adding the Finishing TouchesKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Adding the Finishing Touches

Once the cold process soap has been removed from the mold, you are ready to add the final few touches to your soap recipe. First, you can sprinkle of diamond dust mica on to the top of your soap. Also, you can sprinkle on some whole poppy seeds onto the top of this soap loaf. This wholesale cosmetic herb was included to resemble kiwi seeds.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Slicing Your Soap LoafKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Slicing Your Soap Loaf

Now, you will want to cut your soap loaf into individual bars. You will want to cut your soap before you let your soap cure. Otherwise, your soap bars may be more likely to become too brittle and flake away as you cut. Now, you will want to set up your soap bars in a place where they can cure.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Using Your Finished CP Soap

Of course, you will need to wait for your cold process soap to cure before you can use your homemade soap bars. This can take from 2 and 8 weeks to completely cure. After your soap bars have set up, your soap is ready to use! You can use your soap packaging supplies to store some of your soap bars. Plus, your cp soap bars will be ready to use as well.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Kiwi Watermelon Cake

The Paleo Watermelon Cake from Paleo Cupboard uses sweet juicy fruit and a scrumptious coconut whipped cream to make a fun, refreshing way to serve fruit at a party!

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Reach Out to UsKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you enjoyed the Kiwi Watermelon Cold Process Soap Recipe! If you have any questions about this swirled soap recipe, you can find us in the Natures Garden store in Wellington, Ohio, on our HUG Line, and through our website. Another easy way that you can get in touch with us is through our social media pages. You can find Natures Garden on our Facebook page. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on both Instagram and Twitter.

 

Dec
11

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe


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Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap RecipeStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe

With Valentine’s Day not too far away, you might be thinking about the soap you will be creating.  Perhaps you are testing new fragrance oils to add to your cp soap line.  Now is the time to your Valentines cold process soaps ready so that they have time to cure.  So, we thought this recipe might help you out.  Our strawberries and champagne cp soap recipe uses, what else, Natures Garden’s Strawberries and Champagne Type Fragrance Oil.  This swirled soap recipe uses magenta, red, and champagne colored soap in these loaves.  In addition, we added both strawberries and champagne bottle embeds to top the soap off.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Lye
Sunflower Oil
Shea Butter
Macadamia Nut Oil
Lanolin Oil USP Liquid
Sweet Almond Oil
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Mango Butter
Apricot Kernel Oil
Strawberry and Champagne Type Fragrance Oil
Silicone 4 Loaf Mold
Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible
Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Champagne Bottle Embed Mold
24K Gold Mica Pigment
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
Ultramarine FUN Soap Colorant
Cutter for Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety GLOVES for Soap Making- 1 pair
Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
Safety MASK for Soap Making- 2 count
THERMOMETER
White 8 oz Bullet Bottle
24/410 Fine Mist Sprayer

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Other Equipment and Supplies You Will Need

Scale
Water
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Stick Blender
Rubber Spatula
Granulated Sugar
Rubbing Alcohol (in a spray bottle)
Vinegar
Strawberries Mold (from www.flexiblemolds.com)

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Strawberry EmbedsStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Strawberry Embeds

First, we will prepare our strawberry embeds.  For this recipe, we will need about 15-20 strawberries for the top of our strawberries and champagne CP soap recipe.  We will use the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap when we prepare your strawberry embeds.  These strawberries will be red and used on top of our swirled strawberry and champagne soap.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for Your Strawberry Embeds

330 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
16 grams Strawberries and Champagne Type Fragrance Oil
5 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
2 drops Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Creating Your Strawberry EmbedsStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Creating Your Strawberry Embeds

First, weigh out 330 grams of your Natures Garden Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base.  Then, use your microwave oven to melt the soap.  You need to melt the soap in 30 second intervals until the base is in a liquid state.  Once your soap is melted, add 16 grams Strawberries and Champagne Type Fragrance Oil.  Stir to incorporate your Strawberry and Champagne Type Fragrance Oil.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Creating Your Strawberry EmbedsFinally, we will be adding the red color to the soap. So, to your melted soap base, add 5 drops of Natures Garden Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant and 2 drops of your Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant.  Then, once again, mix to incorporate the pink and red soap colorants.

 

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Creating Your Strawberry EmbedsLastly, pour the red soap base into the strawberries mold.  Once the soap is in the mold, spray your red soap with rubbing alcohol.  Spraying your soap with rubbing alcohol will help remove any air bubbles that are on the surface of the soap.  Allow the embeds to setup before removing the strawberries from your mold.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Champagne Bottle EmbedsStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Champagne Bottle Embeds

Now, we will prepare the champagne bottle embeds for the top of your cold process soap.  This time the embeds will be colored a shimmery gold.  Once again, we will be using Natures Garden’s Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  So, go ahead and get your soap out and ready to cut.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for Your Champagne Bottle Embeds

180 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
9 grams Strawberry and Champagne Fragrance Oil
A pinch of 24K Gold Diamond Dust (mixed with a few grams of Vegetable Glycerin)

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Creating Your Champagne Bottle EmbedsStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Creating Your Champagne Bottle Embeds

First, let’s prepare gold colorant that we will be using when creating your champagne bottle embeds.  In a small bowl, add just pinch, less than a gram, of 24K gold mica pigment and use a spoon to mix it with 3-4 grams of vegetable glycerin.  Set this aside, it will be used to color your soap once it is melted.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Creating Your Champagne Bottle EmbedsNext, weigh out 180 grams of your Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  Once again, melt your soap base in 30-second intervals until the soap is completely melted.  Then, add 9 grams Strawberry and Champagne Fragrance Oil.  Mix to incorporate the fragrance oil.  Finally, add the colorant you prepared.  Again, mix to incorporate the gold color.  Lastly, pour the melted soap base into the mold, spray it with rubbing alcohol, and allow it to setup.  Remove your champagne bottle embeds from the molds.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Creating Your CP Soap 

With the exception of the embeds you just created, your soap will be cold process soap.  You will be creating a total of four one pound loaves of soap.  If you have never made cold process soap before, click here For Basic CP Soap Making Class. Also, before attempting to make any cold process soap, please become familiar with Soap Making Safety Class.  Prior to starting, make sure you have all of the proper safety gear on.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Weights for CP Soap Ingredients

517 grams Water
196 grams Lye (Sodium Hydroxide)

272 grams Sunflower Oil
272 grams Mango Butter
244 grams Fractionated Coconut Oil
136 grams Apricot Kernel Oil
136 grams Shea Butter
27 grams Lanolin Oil USP Liquid
136 grams Macadamia Nut Oil
136 Sweet Almond Oil
91 grams Strawberries and Champagne Type Fragrance Oil

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Weights for CP Soap Colorants
Total Colorant Weights for Dark Magenta CP Soap:

14 grams Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
4 grams Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

Total Colorant Weights for Light Magenta CP Soap:

10 grams Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
1 gram Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

Total Colorant Weights for Red CP Soap:

10 grams Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
5 grams Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant

Total Colorant Weights for Champagne Colored CP Soap:

2 grams 24K Gold Mica Pigment
(mixed with a little bit of your oils)

Total Colorant Weights for White CP Soap:

20 grams Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible
(mixed with a little bit of your oils)

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Lye SolutionStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Lye Solution

First, we will be preparing our lye solution. In a mixing bowl weigh out 517 grams of your distilled water.  Then, slowly add 196 grams of lye (sodium hydroxide).  Next, slowly mix until all of your lye is dissolved.  Also, use caution and remember to always add your lye to the water.  You never want to add the water to the lye.  Once you have mixed your lye, you will need to wait for it to cool.  Let the temperature of your lye solution to drop to room temperature.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your OilsStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Oils

Next, we will prepare oil oils and butters.  Weigh out and melt 272 grams Sunflower Oil, 272 grams Mango Butter, 244 grams Fractionated Coconut Oil, 136 grams Apricot Kernel Oil, 136 grams Shea Butter, 136 grams Macadamia Nut Oil, 136 Sweet Almond Oil, and 27 grams Lanolin Oil USP Liquid.  Allow the temperature to drop to room temperature.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your ColorantsStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Colorants

While you are waiting, prepare the cp soap colorants.  You will need 5 bowls.  You will later be adding about 225 grams of soap batter to each bowl.  Make sure the bowls are large enough to add this amount.  Below will outline the colorants we used for this recipe.  Once you have prepared each bowl, you can set them aside, for now.  We will come back to them in just a bit.

Bowl 1:  14 grams Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
4 grams Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

Bowl 2:  10 grams Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
1 gram Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

Bowl 3:  10 grams Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
5 grams Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant

Bowl 4:  2 grams 24K Gold Mica Pigment (mixed with a little bit of your oils)

Bowl 5:  20 grams Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible (mixed with a little bit of your oils)

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Mixing Everything TogetherStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Mixing Everything Together

Next, we will be mixing everything together.  We will do this at room temperature.  When soaping at room temperature, your batter, in most cases, will thick much more slowly, than if you soap at a hotter temperature.  So, when you need more time to work, like when you are creating a swirled soap, we highly recommend soaping at room temperature.  Now, once both the lye solution and oils have come to room temperature, pour the lye solution into the bowl containing the oils.  Then, stick blend to emulsify them.  Finally, add 91 grams of Strawberry and Champagne Type Fragrance Oil.  Once again, stick blend your batter to incorporate the fragrance oil.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Separating Your Soap BatterStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Separating Your Soap Batter

Next, you will need to separate your soap batter.  We will be adding our soap batter to the bowls of colorants you prepared earlier. Most of the bowls need 225 grams of soap batter added.  However, the bowl containing the titanium dioxide should not have any batter added to it.  So, go ahead and add 225 grams of soap batter to each bowl, with the exception of the one containing titanium dioxide.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Separating Your Soap BatterOnce you have separated the colored portion, you will notice you have quite a bit of soap remaining in your larger bowl.  This larger portion, will all be white.  So, add the titanium dioxide to this bowl.  Stick blend to fully mix your colorant. Then, stick blend each of your colored bowls, starting with the lightest color, working your way to the darkest color.

Finally, we will be adding just a little bit of our white soap batter to the soap loaf itself.  You will need to separate 225 grams of your white soap batter.  This is the portion that will be used for our swirl.  Set your remaining larger portion of white batter aside.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Creating Your SwirlStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Creating Your Swirl

Now, you will be creating your swirl.  We will be creating an in the pot swirl.  This type of swirl is done right in your bowl, then poured into the mold.  So, you will first need an empty bowl.  Then, you will need to pour the contents of each of your 225 grams bowls of soap batter into the empty bowl.  However, you want to pour each color in various areas of the bowl.  We will start with your first color, this can be whichever color you choose.  Look at your bowl as if it were a clock.  Pour a little bit of the batter at 12:00, some at 3:00, a bit more at 6:00, etc. Repeat this process with each color until you have used all of your colored batter.  When you finish, the soap in the bowl will look sort of like a color wheel.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Creating Your SwirlLastly, you will need to swirl your soap batter.  This really is as simple as it sounds.  All you will need is a rubber spatula.  Place the spatula in your bowl and swirl in a clockwise manner.  Swirl until you are satisfied with your swirls.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Pouring Your Soap
Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Pouring Your Soap

Next, you will be pouring your soap batter into the mold.  You will need the silicone four loaf mold in front of you.  Pour your soap batter into each cavity of your mold.  Lightly tap the mold on the table to release any air bubbles.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Topping Your SoapStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Topping Your Soap

Finally, you will be topping your soap.  We will add a white fluffy soap on top along with strawberries and champagne bottles.  First, you will need the white soap batter you set aside earlier.  You want to wait until your white soap batter is at a thick frosting like consistency.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Topping Your Soap

Place the white soap batter on top of the swirled soap.  Use your spoon to create peaks in the white soap.  You will need to top each of your four loaves.  So, make sure you do not use more white soap than you need to.

 

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Topping Your Soap
Then, you will be topping your soap with the embeds you created earlier.  So, place strawberries on each loaf.  You want to place about four or five strawberries on each loaf.  Then, place a champagne bottle right next to each strawberry.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Using Your SoapStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Using Your Soap

Allow your soaps to setup for 24-48 hours.  Then, remove the soap from the molds.  Slice each of your soap loaves using your mitre box and cutter.  Finally, you will want to allow your soap to cure before using it.

Sep
25

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe


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Swirled Melt and Pour Soap RecipeSwirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

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

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe History of Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Supplies Available at Natures Garden

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

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Other Equipment You May Need

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

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Total Weights of Ingredients

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Preparations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Filling the Soap Mold

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

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

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

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Cutting the Finished Soap

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

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

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

One more thing! If you are interested in learning more about the history of chocolate covered strawberries, then you can learn even more about the subject matter by clicking right here! This link will take you to a wonderful website that knows a ton about this delectable treat. Their knowledge includes everything from making these desserts to knowing their complete history!

Mar
30

Tiger Stripe Soap Recipe


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tiger stripe soap recipeTiger Stripe Soap Recipe

What inspires you? Well, here at Nature’s Garden, we are inspired by pretty much everything, but lately we’ve been on a serious animal print kick! We found this amazing picture of this gorgeous tiger and couldn’t wait to get started on making a tiger stripe soap recipe! And we of course have used our Animalistic Instinct Fragrance, I mean how could we not? It’s absolutely perfect!

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Our wonderful inspiration!

 

 

 

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Make sure to try out our amazing Animalistic Instinct scent!

 

 

 

Ingredients:

272 grams of Olive Oil

272 grams of Shea Butter

181 grams of Palm Oil

181 grams of Coconut Oil

70 grams of Animalistic Instinct Fragrance Oil

15 grams of Titanium Dioxide

7 grams of Neon Orange FUN Soap Colorant

5 grams of Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

125 grams of Lye

345 grams of Distilled Water

Other Ingredients Needed:

Square Loaf Mold Market Mold

Thermometer

Safety Mask

Safety Glasses

Safety Gloves

Stick Blender

Scale

Vinegar

Spatulas

Mixing Bowls

 

Directions:

animalistic instinct soap

 

Always make sure to protect yourself first with your gloves, glasses, and mask! Then you can prepare your lye water. Weigh 345 grams of distilled water, and 125 grams of lye. Carefully pour your lye into your water. Never pour water into lye! This can cause an explosion! Thoroughly mix your lye water and then set it aside to cool down.

 

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Next, you can get your butters and oils ready. Weigh out 272 grams of Shea Butter, 272 grams of Olive Oil, 181 grams of Palm Oil, and 181 grams of Coconut Oil 76. Melt these down completely and then set them aside to cool as well.

 

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While you are waiting for both of these to cool, you can get your colors ready. In separate bowls, add 5 grams of Black Oxide colorant, and 7 grams of Neon Orange. Then in another bowl, measure out 15 grams of Titanium Dioxide, mixing this thoroughly with just a little bit of your oils from your base bowl until you have achieved a paste-like consistency.

 

animalistic instinct soap

 

Make sure to keep checking your oils and lye water temperatures using your thermometer, until they have reached about 72 degrees Fahrenheit (room temperature) and are within ten degrees of each other. Then carefully pour your lye water into your butters and oils, mixing it together very thoroughly with a stick blender until you have come to a light trace.

 

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When your mixture is at a light trace, pour 400 grams into the bowl with black colorant, 500 into the orange, and 500 in a separate bowl, adding your titanium paste to this last bowl. Then thoroughly mix each color. Make sure to add 20 grams of your Animalistic Instinct fragrance to your black bowl, and 25 grams to the orange and white. Again, make sure to mix them thoroughly!

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Once your colors are completely mixed, you can begin to pour them into your mold. We started with our orange, carefully pouring just a little bit in a straight line all the way across the mold.

 

 

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Then we alternated all three colors until the mold was almost full, leaving just a little bit of each color in our bowls.

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With the remaining colors, we splattered it over the top of the soap into gorgeous designs! Splatter the rest of your soap however your heart desires!

 

 

Once you have finished your soap, it will need to sit to set up for at least 24 hours before removing it from the mold. Once it is removed, your new Tiger Stripe Soap will need to sit for at least 4 to 6 weeks to give it enough time to cure and become less alkaline. After that, your soap will be ready for you to use and enjoy! Check out all the rest of our free recipes and classes and watch out for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Mar
30

Making Tiger Swirl Soap


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making tiger swirl soapMaking Tiger Swirl Soap

I’m back everyone! I finished my remake of my Tiger Swirl Soap, without adding any sodium lactate, and it turned out absolutely wonderful! Now we’re bringing you the great recipe for this beautiful soap, and it is the perfect one to bring you right into the spring season with its wonderfully bright colors! We have used our Shea Butter Cold Process Soap recipe for the base.

 

Ingredients:

272 grams of Olive Oil

181 grams of Palm Oil

181 grams of Coconut Oil

272 grams of Shea Butter

345 grams of Lye

69 grams of Mint Mango Tea Fragrance Oil

15 grams of Titanium Dioxide

4 grams of Neon Orange FUN Soap Colorant

6 grams of Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant

125 grams of Distilled Water

Other Ingredients Needed:

Square Loaf Mold Market Mold

Safety Glasses

Safety Gloves

Safety Mask

Thermometer

Kabob Skewers

Scale

Stick Blender

Mixing Bowls

Spatulas

Vinegar

 

Directions:

making tiger swirl soap

 

Always start with safety first! Before preparing anything, make sure that you are wearing your safety glasses, gloves, and mask! Once you are protected, you can prepare your lye water. Measure and weigh out 345 grams of water. Then measure and weigh out 125 grams of lye. Carefully add your lye to your water, then mix together thoroughly. Set your lye aside to cool down.

 

making tiger swirl soap

 

While you are waiting for the lye water to cool, you can go ahead and get your butters and oils ready. Measure and weigh out 272 grams of Shea Butter, 181 grams of Coconut Oil, 181 grams of Palm Oil, and 272 grams of Olive Oil. Then melt them your oils and butters down until they are completely melted. Once they are melted, set your bowl aside for it to cool as well.

 

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While you are waiting for both your lye water and oils to cool, you can get your colors ready. In one mixing bowl, measure and weigh out 4 grams of Neon Orange colorant, and 6 grams of Lime Green colorant into another. In a third bowl, measure and weigh out 15 grams of titanium dioxide.

 

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One your lye water and oils are around 100 degrees Fahrenheit and within 10 degrees of each other, they are ready to be mixed. Then pour just a little bit of your cooled oils into the bowl with titanium dioxide. Mix it thoroughly until it has become a paste-like consistency. Then go ahead and pour your lye water into your butters and oils. Mix it together thoroughly.

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Next, pour 477 grams of your mixture into each bowl with your green and orange colorants.

 

 

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In the base bowl, add your titanium dioxide paste and mix thoroughly until your mixture has turned completely white. Then thoroughly mix your green and orange bowls until you have achieved an all over orange color and an all over green.

 

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Once you have thoroughly mixed your colors, add 24 grams of your Mint Mango Tea fragrance to each bowl, and again thoroughly mix each bowl. Then you can begin to pour your bowls into your mold. We started with our orange, and carefully poured just a little bit into a straight line across the mold. Do the same with your green, pouring into the center of the orange line.

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Same with the white, pouring it right into the middle of the orange. Keep doing this technique alternating your colors until you have almost filled your mold.

 

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Once you have finished pouring your colors, take the remainder of each and dollop it around on the top of your soap, using all of your remaining soap.

 

 

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Then take your skewer and carefully circle it throughout the top of your soap, mixing the dollops together thoroughly. This will achieve a beautiful swirl effect on top.

 

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Make sure to let your soap sit for at least 24 hours to fully set up before removing it from your mold.

 

 

 

 

Make sure to wait about 4 to 6 weeks before actually using your soap, giving it enough time to cure. After the 4 to 6 weeks have passed, your Mint Mango Soap will be ready for you to use and enjoy! Make sure to check out all the rest of our free recipes and classes as well! Keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Mar
28

Aqua di Gio Soap


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aqua di gio soapAqua di Gio Soap

What do you think of when you hear “Aqua di Gio?” Beautiful blue waters and hot summer nights maybe? And don’t forget about the hot man coming out of the crystal blue water.  LOL! Well, here at Nature’s Garden, we’ve come up with the perfect soap recipe to capture the feeling of a romantic summer night spent with a man so hot it raises the temperature in the atmosphere! We’re introducing our new free recipe for our Aqua di Gio Soap!

 

Ingredients:

181 grams of Coconut Oil

181 grams of Palm Oil

272 grams of Olive Oil

272 grams of Shea Butter

69 grams of NG Aqua di Gio Type Fragrance Oil

125 grams of Lye

345 grams of Distilled Water

17 grams of Titanium Dioxide

8 grams of Sodium Lactate

6 drops of Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant

7 drops of Teal FUN Soap Colorant

Other Ingredients Needed:

Square Loaf Mold Market Mold

Thermometer

Safety Gloves

Safety Mask

Safety Glasses

Stick Blender

Vinegar

Scale

Mixing Bowls

Spatulas

Barbecue Skewers

 

Directions:

aqua di gio soap

 

Safety first! Always make sure you are wearing your protective glasses, gloves, and mask! Then begin by preparing your lye water. Weigh out 345 grams of distilled water and then weigh out 125 grams of lye. Carefully add the lye to your water, never add water to lye as this can cause an explosion! Mix thoroughly and then set it aside to cool.

 

aqua di gio soap

 

 

While you’re waiting for that to cool, go ahead and prepare your butters and oils. Weigh out 272 grams of Shea Butter, 272 grams of Olive Oil, 181 grams of Palm Oil, and 181 grams of Coconut Oil. Melt them down completely and then set them aside to cool as well.

 

aqua di gio soap

 

As you are waiting for those to cool, go ahead and get your colors ready. In two separate mixing bowls, measure out 6 drops of Neon Blue colorant and 7 drops of Teal. Then measure out 17 grams of Titanium Dioxide and pour just a little bit of your oils into the bowl with the titanium, mixing them together until you have achieved a paste-like consistency. This will be your color for your white swirl.

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Using the thermometer, check the temperatures of your oils and lye water until they have reached about room temperature (72 degrees Fahrenheit) and are within ten degrees of each other. Once they are at the correct temperature, pour 8 grams of Sodium Lactate into your lye water and mix it together thoroughly.

 

 

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Then go ahead and carefully pour your lye water into your oils. Mix them together thoroughly.

 

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Then pour 459 grams of your mixture into the bowls with your colorants, mixing them thoroughly with a stick blender. In your base bowl with the remaining mixture, add your titanium dioxide paste and mix. In each bowl, add 23 grams of your NG Aqua di Gio Type fragrance and stick blend.

 

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Next, in a separate bowl, pour each of your colors into separate sections of the bowl.

 

 

aqua di gio soap

 

 

Once they are completely poured, place a spatula at the edge of the bowl and drag it all the way across in a straight line. Then place the spatula right where two colors begin to mix and drag it around the bowl in a full circle.

 

aqua di gio soap

 

 

When you are finished swirling your soap, you can begin to pour it into your mold. Carefully pour it from side to side in the mold, helping to achieve an even better swirl! Make sure to leave just a little bit of each color so that you can swirl the top of your soap!

 

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Taking the last of your colored soap, pour each color in a straight line across the top.

 

 

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Then with your skewer, swirl the top of your soap!

 

 

 

Make sure to let your soap sit for at least 24 hours before removing it from the mold. Once it has been removed from the mold, your new Aqua di Gio Soap will need to sit for at least 4 to 6 weeks before using; giving it enough time to cure and become less alkaline. Then it is ready for you to use and enjoy! Make sure to check out all the rest of our free recipes and classes as well, and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Mar
26

Spearmint Soap


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spearmint soapSpearmint Soap

Doesn’t the scent of spearmint just completely delight you? I know it’s an aroma that can instantly lift my spirits! This is one scent that everyone you know is sure to adore, and one that you can easily fill your home with! We’re bringing you a brand new free recipe, and it is for our beautiful new Spearmint Soap! Doesn’t this amazing combination of green, gray, and white just make you extremely happy? We have used our Shea Butter Soap Recipe for the base.

Ingredients:

272 grams of Shea Butter

181 grams of Palm Oil

272 grams of Olive Oil

181 grams of Coconut Oil

125 grams of Lye

345 grams of Distilled Water

30 grams of Titanium Dioxide

68 grams of Spearmint Fragrance Oil

4 drops of Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant

2 drops of Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Other Ingredients Needed:

Spearmint Leaves

Square Loaf Mold Market Molds

Safety Glasses

Safety Gloves

Safety Mask

Thermometer

Scale

Vinegar

Mixing Bowls

Spatulas

Stick Blender

 

Directions:

spearmint soap

Always start with safety first! Make sure you are wearing your safety glasses, gloves, and mask! Once you are protected, you can prepare your lye water. Measure and weigh out 345 grams of distilled water. Then measure and weigh out 125 grams of lye, and add it to your water. Always add lye to water, never add water to lye as this can cause an explosion! Mix your lye water together thoroughly, and then set it aside to cool down.

 

spearmint soap

 

While you are waiting for your lye water to cool, you can get your oils and butters ready. Measure and weigh out 272 grams of Olive Oil, 181 grams of Palm Oil, 272 grams of Shea Butter, and 181 grams of Coconut Oil. Then completely melt these down, and set them aside to cool as well.

 

 

spearmint soapAs you’re waiting for your butters and oils and lye water to cool, you can prepare your colorants. In separate mixing bowls, add 4 drops of Neon Green colorant to one, and 2 drops of Black Oxide to another. Then measure and weigh out 8 grams of Titanium Dioxide in a bowl and pour just a little bit of your oils into it. Mix it together until it has become a paste-like consistency. This will be for your white swirl. For your white top, in a separate bowl, measure and weigh out 22 grams of Titanium Dioxide and pour a little bit of your oils, again making a paste-like consistency.

spearmint soap

 

Using your thermometer, keep checking the temperatures of your lye water and oils until they have reached around room temperature (72 degrees Fahrenheit) and are within ten degrees of each other. Then carefully pour your lye water into your oils, and thoroughly mix them until they have come to a light trace.

 

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After you have come to trace, pour 461 grams of your mixture into a another mixing bowl and add your Titanium Dioxide paste with 22 grams. Mix it thoroughly and then add 23 grams of Spearmint fragrance, once again thoroughly mixing. Then set this bowl aside to let it sit and set up to become your topping.

 

spearmint soap

 

Next, into the bowls with your green and black colorants, add 308 grams of your mixture to each. In a third bowl, add 308 grams of your mix and add your white paste with the 8 grams of Titanium Dioxide. Thoroughly mix these together until you have achieved an all over gray color, all over mint green, and an all over white.

 

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Add 15 grams of your Spearmint fragrance to each of these and mix them together thoroughly.

 

 

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Then using the in the pot swirl method in another bowl, pour each of your three colors into the bowl. pouring each into a separate section.

 

 

 

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Using a spatula, start at the edge of the bowl and drag it in a straight line all the way across.

 

 

 

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Then place the spatula right where two colors begin to mix and drag it in a full circle around the bowl.

 

 

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After you have swirled your soap, you can begin to pour it into your mold. If you carefully pour it from side to side using the “granny pour” method, this will help you achieve an even prettier swirl!

 

 

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Once your soap is completely poured, make sure your topping is set up to about the consistency of cake frosting and then pour it on top of your soap. You can peak it with your spatula.

 

 

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After all of your topping is on your soap, lightly sprinkle some Spearmint leaves over top!

 

 

Once your soap is finished, you will need to let it sit to set up for at least 24 hours before removing it from your mold. Once it is removed, let your soap sit for at least 4 to 6 weeks, giving it enough time to fully cure and become less alkaline. Be sure to check out all the rest of our wonderful free recipes and classes, and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Mar
20

Making In the Pot Swirl Soap


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swirled-soapMaking in the Pot Swirl Soap

Hello everyone, I’m back with my fixed Nature’s Garden’s colors soap! And I’m even bringing you the easy free recipe so you can make it yourself! For this recipe, I have used our recipe for our Shea Butter Cold Process Soap. Learning from the mistakes I made the first time, I made sure to thoroughly mix my colors as well as bringing my colors to trace. This soap has turned out so beautifully and I am so excited! I also added more color to make the colors even brighter!

Ingredients:

125 grams of Lye

272 grams of Olive Oil

181 grams of Palm Oil

181 grams of Coconut Oil

272 grams of Shea Butter

345 grams of Distilled Water

69 grams of Aqua Di Gio Type Fragrance Oil

4 grams of Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant

2 grams of Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant

3 grams of Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant

4 grams of Yelp Yellow FUN Soap Colorant

4 Loaf Square Mold

Safety Glasses

Safety Mask

Safety Gloves

Thermometer

Vinegar

Mixing Bowls

Spatulas

Stick Blender

 

Directions:

072Always start with safety first, especially when working with lye as it can cause burns when it comes in contact with your skin! Make sure to wear your safety glasses and gloves! Once you are protected, you can go ahead and prepare your lye water. Measure and weigh out 345 grams of water into a mixing bowl. When making your lye water, always remember to pour your lye into your water, not water into lye as this can cause an explosion! Weigh out 125 grams of lye, pour it into your water, and mix it together thoroughly. Let your lye water sit to cool down.

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While your lye is cooling, you can get your oils ready. In a mixing bowl, measure out and weigh out 272 grams of Shea Butter, 181 grams of Palm Oil, 181 grams of Coconut Oil, and 272 grams of Olive Oil. When you have all of your oils ready, go ahead and melt them down completely. Then let them sit to cool as well.

 

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While you are waiting for your oils and lye to cool, you can get your colors ready. Using three separate mixing bowls, add 6 grams of Yelp Yellow colorant to one, 4 grams of Kelly Green and 5 grams of Neon Green to another, and 7 grams of Neon Blue to the last.

 

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Using your thermometer, check the temperature of both your lye as well as your oils. Once they are both around 72 degrees (room temperature) or so and the temperatures are within 10 degrees of each other Fahrenheit, you can pour your lye water into your oils. Soaping at this lower temperature will give you a lot more time to work.

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Using your stick blender, thoroughly blend it together until you have completely emulsified it and have brought it to a light trace.

 

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Then go ahead and pour 459 grams of your soap into each bowl with your colorants. Add 37 grams of fragrance to each bowl. Thoroughly mix each bowl until you have achieved an all over green color, blue, and a bright yellow!

 

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Once your colors are mixed, you can begin to pour them into a clean mixing bowl. Pour each color in separate sections of the bowl.

 

 

 

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Using a spatula, starting at the edge of the bowl, drag it in a straight line all the way across.

 

 

 

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After you have done the straight line, place the spatula right where two colors begin to mix and drag it around your bowl in a circle.

 

 

 

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Once you have finished swirling your soap, you can begin to pour it into your mold. Carefully, and slowly pouring it from side to side in the mold using the “granny pour” (as we call it)  will help you achieve an even prettier swirl. Once it is all poured, you will need to let your soap sit for about 24 hours.

 

 

After the 24 hours, you can remove your soap from your molds and slice.  We like to allow our cold process soap to cure for about 4 weeks to allow it to become harder and less alkaline. Make sure to check out all the rest of our free recipes and classes as well! Keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Mar
19

Swirl Soap Problems


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I have recently been experimenting with making all kinds of soap, but I had quite a few problems making my first batch of in-the-pot swirl cold process soap. I was attempting to make a soap with the signature colors of Nature’s Garden swirled into it. Wouldn’t that be so cool? We thought so, and I was so excited to try it out! However, as I’m still a newbie to the soap making process, I had quite a few problems!

One of the first problems I had was getting my colors to thoroughly disperse in my soap mixture. After having completely mixed the oils and butters with my lye water and pouring into separate bowls to mix colors, I was having problems with getting my colors mixed thoroughly. Especially the blue. As you can see in the picture below, my blue pigment ended up not mixing completely, which left little blue speckles throughout my finished soap. This is possibly caused by the color separating within its bottle. Do you know what to do if this happens to you? Deb has taught me that if I notice my color has separated, that it can be fixed by mixing it with vegetable glycerin and agitating.

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See all the blue speckles?

 

 

 

One of my other swirl soap problems was that I did not mix my colored soap batters long enough. While this does coincide with not mixing my blue thoroughly, it did cause a completely different problem apart from the speckles. When the colored batters were still in their separate containers, I should have kept mixing them until they came to a slight trace. (Trace happens when the batter has begun to thicken. If you hold your spoon or mixer over your bowl with some batter still on and it leaves little trails on top, then it is at trace.) Instead of bringing each colored bowl to trace, I only brought them to the emulsification stage. This caused my colors to dissolve into each other while they were in the mold instead of producing an actual distinctive swirl.

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There should have been a swirl instead of how the colors have just blended into each other here.

 

 

I would love to hear about any problems you’ve had with in the pot swirl technique, or just soap making in general! I’m just a newbie at this, so I am actually glad that I have been having these problems so I can learn from them! Soap making is so much fun! I’m getting ready to remake this recipe so I’ll be back to let you all know what happens! Please contact us here at Nature’s Garden if you have any thoughts, questions, or concerns!

Make sure to check out all of our wonderful free recipes and classes, you’re sure to find some awesome recipes that you’ll absolutely adore! And our classes are perfect for any new soap makers out there like myself, I highly recommend reading through them all, as you can learn so many valuable things about soap making! I’d love to hear all of your feedback on any soap making problems so that I can learn from them as well! Keep watching for even more Enlightened by Layla!

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