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Feb
22

Crafts for St Patricks Day


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Crafts for St. Patrick's DayCrafts for St Patricks Day

March 17 is a wonderful day if you are Irish. Not many countries have a day dedicated to celebrating their heritage, beliefs and traditions all over the world! Even if you are not lucky enough to have Irish blood coursing through your veins it doesn’t really matter! You can still partake in the fun traditions the Irish have shared with the world! Green beer, corned beef and cabbage, leprechauns and wearing green are just a few ways this amazing country loves to express their heritage loud and clear! 

Crafters are always looking for ways to enhance any kind of holiday or season and St. Patrick’s Day is no exception. We at Nature’s Garden have rounded up some crafts for St Patricks Day to help enhance your line of creations. If you are in need of some fresh inspiration to show off your skills as a candle maker, a soaper or all of the above then take a look through a few of these easy, and fun recipes below!

 

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day Green Beer Candle RecipeCrafts for St Patricks Day Green Beer Candle Recipe

No celebration of your Irish heritage (or just because) would be complete without green beer! So why not a Green Beer Candle? This fun candle recipe uses our gel wax for the beer part and soy wax that is whipped up to give your beer its foamy top! This candle is so innovative and easy! We suggest using a clear beer stein to give your candle that look of realism! We used our Green Irish fragrance oil that is by far one of my favorite scents at Nature’s Garden! An amazingly strong, spicy-sweet scent that works perfectly in all manners of soaping or candle making. It may discolor your product to a lavender color, but if you use a bit of green dye (especially with this recipe) you will not have a problem. This is such an awesome fragrance and the candle is incredibly easy to create!

 

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day Pot O' Gold Candle RecipeCrafts for St Patricks Day Pot O’ Gold Candle Recipe

I bet you think creating such a cute rainbow and pot of gold is going to be complicated! This Pot O’ Gold Candle looks like it is complicated to make, but it is really as simple as can be.  We chose to use beeswax to create the little rainbow scene and it is really a very easy process. Beeswax is very pliable after it has been melted and it will help make this step of the creation quick and easy. We also chose our Joy Wax for the body of the candle.

  Joy Wax is amazing to work with. It has an awesome cold and hot scent throw, it will burn clean and has a nice satiny finish. Our fragrance oil of choice is Green Clover and Aloe. A fresh, floral scent that reminds me of a warm, spring day after it rains! This fragrance oil works well in all soy waxes and even in air fresheners.

 

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day Golden Clover Bath Bombs RecipeCrafts for St Patricks Day Golden Clover Bath Bombs Recipe

Here’s a wonderfully easy bath bomb that helps brighten any bathroom with their shiny gold color! Bath Bombs are always a great reason to have a nice long soak in your bath tub. With a bubbly lather and the spicy citrus scent of our Ginger Lime Fragrance Oil, you’re skin and senses will be happy! Along with the basic ingredients of bath bombs, baking soda, citric acid and corn starch, we have incorporated French Green Clay that is incredibly nutritious to the skin plus it will give some gentle exfoliation. These Golden Clover Bath Bombs would look adorable displayed in a little black cauldron to mimic a pot of gold, don’t you think?

 

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day St. Patty's Day Cold Process SoapCrafts for St Patricks Day St. Patty’s Day Cold Process Soap

Of course, you need a St. Patty’s Day Cold Process Soap to add to your line of St. Patrick’s Day products, so of course Nature’s Garden has a good basic recipe for you to use! This is an easy cold process soap recipe that will help you get started even if you are new to the soap creating craze.

We chose our English Ivy fragrance oil that will scent the air with a  fresh, green floral fragrance and will leave your skin feeling soft and fragrant. This fragrance oil is easy to work with in cold process soaps.  Plus the fragrance will stay strong after your initial cure. With the green and white swirls and a little gold mica thrown in for sparkle, you will have yourself a very nice soap to show off!

 

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask RecipeCrafts for St Patricks Day Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe

This AMAZING, nutrient-packed face mask will leave your skin feeling refreshed, exfoliated and moisturized! That’s a lot of power for a 4 oz. jar!  We have chosen French Green Clay, Spirulina Powder Alfalfa Leaf Powder, Spinach Leaf Powder and Bentonite Clay Powder. These 4 powders alone will boost your complexion with beta-carotene, iron, and vitamin B12, and that’s just naming a few! The powders will help give a gentle exfoliation to deep clean those pores and slough away dead skin cells. To add a bit of aromatherapy, we chose Sweet Fennel and Lavender 40/42 essential oils to make this Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask a definite natural face product! Your skin will definitely feel like it hit the jackpot with this awesome mask!

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day Blarney Stone Soap RecipeCrafts for St Patricks Day Blarney Stone Soap Recipe

There is nothing that says Ireland quite like the story of the Blarney Stone. Even though the legends to how or why the Blarney Stone came to be are numerous, the one true ritual that stays strong is to kiss the blarney stone and you will be given the gift of eloquence!

You may not want to kiss these Blarney Stone Soaps after they have been made, but they will certainly cause people to stop and appreciate your cleverness! These simple soaps are made using Diamond Clear MP Soap and Mango Melt and Pour Soap, and a few Fun Soap colorants in various shades of greens and black. Using plastic cups as your mold, you can layer and create your soaps to look like the Blarney Stone itself. It’s as simple as that! Our White Tea & Ginger fragrance oil has a light floral scent of Earl Grey tea, ginger, yuzu, and bergamot. This is a very popular seller at Nature’s Garden.

 

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day 4-Leaf Clover Layered Soap RecipeCrafts for St Patricks Day 4-Leaf Clover Layered Soap Recipe

Here we have a very easy layered soap that will be almost too pretty to use! This 4 Leaf Clover Layered soap is incredibly simple to create using our Goat’s Milk melt and pour soap base. Each layer is colored with a shade of green from our Fun Soap Colorant collection. Our 4 leaf clover fragrance oil has an amazing scent of sweet grass, wisteria and clover. Is scent retention is strong and true! and it is a very popular scent for St Patty’s Day! These will be such a cute addition to perk up your St. Patrick’s Day line of bath and body products or to even have for your spring line!

 

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day Lime Cupcake Cold Process Soap RecipeCrafts for St Patricks Day Lime Cupcake Cold Process Soap Recipe

These Lime Cupcake Cold Process soap looks good enough to eat! Don’t be tempted to take a lick no matter how good they turn out!  After you get done decorating these fun little bath confections you may want to try your hand at making some real Lime Cupcakes to snack on!

This cold process soap uses simple ingredients for the cupcakes and frosting and the little lime embeds are crafted from Diamond Clear Melt and Pour soap! We chose our Agave Lime fragrance oil that has a bright, crisp scent of lime and the green floral note of the Agave plant This fragrance oil worked perfectly in cold process soap! There was no acceleration, separation, ricing or discoloring! Plus, the scent retention is amazingly strong after the cure!  These cupcakes will definitely impress your customers!

 

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Candle RecipeCrafts for St Patricks Day Rainbow Candle Recipe

Leprechauns are part of St. Patrick’s Day lore. These spritely fairy-folk are mischievous, sneaky and think nothing of teasing you into looking for their pot of gold that they hide at the end of the rainbow!

No St. Patrick’s Day celebration would be complete without this Rainbow Candle! I am sorry to say that there won’t be a pot of gold at the end of this rainbow. This layered candle is a truly simple recipe that uses Pillar of Bliss candle wax and our Spectrum liquid candle dye to create all the colors of the rainbow! This would be a fun project to let the kids help with as there is no melting of candle wax! Shake, scent, pour and layer! Easy as that. Of course, the fragrance of choice for this candle is none other than our Rainbow Fragrance Oil! A truly intoxicating scent of every fruit you can think of will fill the air creating a fresh aroma that will fill your whole house!

 

 

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day Green Tea Blooming Oil RecipeCrafts for St Patricks Day Green Tea Blooming Oil Recipe

Here we have a lovely oil recipe that can be added to your bath!  This is a quick and simple recipe using apricot kernel oil and sweet almond oil as the base. These oils will leave your skin feeling soft, and moisturized. These 2 oils are light and quick-absorbing, with no greasy after-feeling and our addition of Vitamin E is perfect to help nourish the skin. In this Green Tea Blooming Oil we have chosen the very fresh and slightly fruity Green Tea Fragrance Oil. This is a nice green scent to                                                                                                help relax you after a long day on the job.

 

Crafts For St. Patrick's Day Green Apple Candy Bath Bomb RecipeCrafts For St Patricks Day Green Apple Candy Bath Bomb Recipe

These fun, Green Apple Candy Bath Bombs are a great addition to your kids’ bath time! They are a definite must for any St. Patrick’s Day lineup just for the bright green color! We have used baking soda and citric acid for this bath bomb recipe. This recipe incorporates bentonite clay powder which helps harden bath bombs. We have added in a sprinkling of Epsom salts that will help to lend some exfoliation. We chose our Green Apple Candy fragrance oil that smells like a green apple Jolly Rancher! A perfect addition for this kid-inspired recipe!

 

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day Snakes in the Grass RecipeCrafts for St Patricks Day Snakes in the Grass Recipe

According to legend, St. Patrick drove out all the snakes after they had attacked him during his 40-day fast he had been undertaking. The truth was, there were never any snakes in Ireland, ever, and now this tall tale can be put to rest as a fable.

Nature’s Garden Snake in the Grass Bath Fizzy is a perfect addition for your St. Patrick’s Day lineup. Just for this fable alone. This is a very simple recipe that the kids will love! This bath fizzy would be a creative project to teach about the legend. It could even be a fun spring time addition to your kids line of bath products! Made with baking soda, citric acid, Epsom salts and Himalayan Black Salt, you have an incredible cute bath fizzy that is scented with Mr. Pepper MD fragrance oil. Our version of the original Dr. Pepper! Tuck in a couple of little plastic snakes and there you have it! A cute creation to display or give to a little one for a bath treat!

 

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day St. Patrick's Day Candle RecipeCrafts for St Patricks Day St. Patrick’s Day Candle Recipe

Last, but certainly not least, our St. Patrick’s Day Candle. An incredibly easy candle recipe that uses our awesome Golden Foods Soy Wax 464. This wax is a very popular seller here at Nature’s Garden. Soy Wax 464 is easy to work with, melts and sets up beautifully.We have scented this candle with our NG Aloe & White Lilac fragrance oil. This fragrance is a perfect spring scent with a lightly sweet, yet green scent of lilac, Lily of the Valley and a touch of vanilla.

 

There you go folks! A whole bunch of new Crafts for St. Patrick’s Day recipes! We at Nature’s Garden hope we have inspired you with some new ideas to add to your collection, or to even start a new line to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Enjoy creating!

Dec
18

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe


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Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap RecipeChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe

Today, we will be showing your how to make Natures Garden’s Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe.  This free soap making tutorial uses melt and pour soap and whipped soap base.  You will learn how to make a jelly roll soap with raspberry embeds and a white chocolate drizzle.  In addition, we will scent the melt and pour soap with Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil
Organic Cocoa Powder
Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant
FUN Soap Colorant Neon Pink
FUN Soap Colorant Tomato Red
Whipped Soap Base
Vegetable Glycerin
Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
8 oz.  Clear Bullet Bottle
24/410 White Fine Mist Sprayer

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need

Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Rubbing Alcohol
Hand Mixer
Knife
Cutting Board
Microwave
Cake Pan
Wax Paper
Raspberries Mold (www.flexiblemolds.com)

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance OilChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil

First, let’s look at the fragrance oil we will be using.  This melt and pour soap recipe uses Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil.  What does Natures Garden’s chocolate raspberry drizzle scent smell like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a decadent treat that is sure to please. A rich dark chocolate accord surrounds luscious ripe raspberry tones for the fragrance signature. Green stem notes create natural appeal for the fruit character, while a generous base of velvet musk and sweet vanilla completes the yummy sensation.  An NG Original Fragrance!

Top Notes:  ripe raspberry, green stems
Mid Notes: dark chocolate
Base Notes: vanilla, musk

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Raspberry EmbedsChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Raspberry Embeds

Now, let’s begin preparing our melt and pour soap.  First, you will need to prepare your raspberry embeds.  These embeds will be used to top our chocolate raspberry drizzle rolled mp soap. Once you have prepared them, set them aside, we will use them at the very end of this recipe.  However, since they need time to setup, we will prepare them first.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for Raspberries

150 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
7 grams Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil
7 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
2 drops Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant
2 drops Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
3 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Melt and Pour SoapChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Melt and Pour Soap

Now, begin by weighing out your Natures Garden Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  In a small mixing bowl, weigh out 150 grams of the clear mp soap base.  Melt the soap in 30 second intervals until the soap is in a fluid state.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Your Fragrance Oil and Color

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Your Fragrance Oil and ColorNext, you will be adding your fragrance oil and color.  So, with your clear soap in a liquid state, add 7 grams Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil, 7 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer, 2 drops Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant, 2 drops Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant, and 3 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant.  Finally, mix to incorporate the fragrance oil and FUN Soap Colorants.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Pouring Your Soap Into the MoldChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Pouring Your Soap Into the Mold

Once you have colored and scented your soap, you will be pouring your soap into the mold.  For this soap recipe, we used a mold from flexiblemolds.com.  It is their Raspberries/Blackberries Soap & Candle Mold.  So, pour your melted soap into the cavities of this mold.  Then, spray the soap with rubbing alcohol to release any air bubbles.  Lastly, allow them to setup before removing them from the molds.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Brown SoapChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Brown Soap

In this next step, you will prepare your brown soap.  This soap will later be coated with whipped soap base and rolled, in the same manner, you would roll a jelly roll or cake roll.  You will need a pan lined with either a silicone baking mat, parchment paper, or wax paper.  Lining your pan prior to pouring the soap will make it much easier to remove from the pan once it sets up.  Since we are using fragrance oil, you will want to use a pan that is specifically for soap making.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for the Brown Soap

800 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
40 grams Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil
40 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
5 grams Organic Cocoa Powder
59 grams Vegetable Glycerin

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Brown Melt and Pour SoapChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Brown Melt and Pour Soap

Your first step is to prepare your brown melt and pour soap.  We will once again be using Natures Garden’s Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  So, weigh out 800 grams of the clear mp soap base.  You want to melt the soap for 30 seconds at a time until it is melted.  You want to be careful not to overheat the soap base.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Brown Soap ColorantChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Brown Soap Colorant

Now, you will want to prepare your brown soap colorant.  This can be done while you are waiting for your soap to melt.  You will need a very small bowl, vegetable glycerin and Natures Garden’s organic cocoa powder.  In your bowl, weigh out 5 grams of cocoa powder.  Then, add 19 grams of vegetable glycerin.  Mix until you no longer see any clumps of powder.  By dispersing the cocoa powder in vegetable glycerin, you will be able to easily and smoothly mix it into your soap base.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Your Fragrance Oil and ColorantChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Your Fragrance Oil and Colorant

Next, you will need be adding your fragrance oil and colorant.  We will also be adding some vegetable glycerin.  Adding vegetable glycerin will give the soap flexibility so it can be rolled in a later step.  So, when your clear soap is in a liquid state, add 40 grams of vegetable glycerin, the brown cocoa powder colorant you prepared, 40 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer, and 40 grams of Natures Garden Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil.  When you have the ingredients added, mix thoroughly to ensure everything is completely blended.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Pouring Your Brown SoapChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Pouring Your Brown Soap

Once everything is mixed together, you are ready to begin pouring your brown soap.  The brown soap will be poured into the wax paper lined pan you prepared.  So, pour your melted brown soap slowly into your pan.  Once you have poured the soap, spray it with rubbing alcohol to release any air bubbles.  Then, let the soap setup and remove it from the pan. Set it aside for the moment, you will come back to it in a later step.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Soap FrostingChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Soap Frosting

Now, you will prepare your soap frosting.  Once it is prepared, we will spread it on our brown soap before rolling it up.  In addition, a small amount of the soap base will be placed across the top of the soap loaf to hold the raspberries in place.  The soap frosting will consist of both mp soap and whipped soap base.  By adding melt and pour soap to the whipped soap, it will allow the whipped soap to harden while maintaining a whipped frosting look.  If you added strictly whipped soap base, the whipped soap would remain soft and your soap roll would not stay together.  You will need to move quickly through the next few steps.  The whipped soap, once mixed with the melt an pour soap, will setup pretty fast.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for the Whipped Soap

400 grams Whipped Soap Base
400 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base
40 grams  Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil
40 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
3 drops Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
2 drops Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant
6 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
40 grams Vegetable Glycerin

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Whipped Soap BaseChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Whipped Soap Base

First, you will prepare your whipped soap base.  The whipped soap base is what gives the pink filling the fluffy frosting-like consistency.  So, you will want to prepare your whipped soap in a very deep mixing bowl.  Once you have your bowl out, prepare your hand mixer.  Then, in your deep mixing bowl, weigh out 400 grams of NG’s Whipped Soap Base.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Fragrance Oil and Pink ColorantChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Fragrance Oil and Pink Colorant

Now, before you add your melt and pour soap, you will be adding fragrance oil and pink colorant.  You will also be adding vegetable glycerin.  So, to the bowl with your whipped soap base add 40 grams Vegetable Glycerin, 40 grams Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil, 40 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer, 3 drops Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant, 2 drops Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant, and 6 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant.  Finally, use your hand mixer to blend all of the ingredients.  You will want to continue to mix until you have a fluffing frosting-like consistency.  Set this bowl aside, you will come back to it in just a minute.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your MP Soap BaseChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your MP Soap Base

Next, we will be preparing some diamond clear melt and pour soap base.  This soap base will be added to this whipped soap base.  So, weigh out and melt 400 grams if your clear melt and pour soap base in the microwave.  Remember to melt the soap in 30 second intervals.  Once it is in a liquid state we will begin putting our whipped soap base together.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Finishing Your Soap FrostingChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Finishing Your Soap Frosting

The final step in finishing soap frosting is putting everything together.  Remember earlier when I said you would need to move quickly?  This is where it starts.  Once you add your melt and pour soap base to the pink whipped soap, you will need to quickly move so your can create you soap jelly roll before it sets up.  So, at this time, go ahead and add you melted soap to the bowl containing your pink whipped soap.  Then, use a hand mixer to blend it to a whipped soap frosting.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Putting Everything TogetherChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Putting Everything Together

Now, we will begin putting everything together.  You will need everything in front of you.  I highly recommend placing your brown soap on a piece of wax paper or parchment paper.  You will also need the soap raspberries you prepared earlier and your soap frosting.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Your Soap FrostingChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Your Soap Frosting

Your first step will be adding your soap frosting.  You want to spread your soap frosting across the entire surface of the brown soap.  Do this, in the same manner, you would if you were frosting a cake.  However, you do want to leave about 40 grams of whipped soap in your bowl, we will use this portion to top the loaf once it is rolled.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Rolling Your Soap LoafChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Rolling Your Soap Loaf

Finally, you will be rolling your soap loaf.  Place your soap in front of you vertically.  Then, begin rolling the soap like you would a jelly roll.  Once you have rolled your soap completely, remove any extra whipped soap you find along any edges.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Whipped ToppingChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Whipped Topping

Lastly, we will be adding a few finishing touches.  This will include both the whipped soap base and the raspberry embeds.  First, you will need the remaining whipped soap frosting.  If needed you should be able to heat it one time for about 15 seconds so it will be easier to work with.  However, you will only be able to do this one.  Next, spray the top of the rolled soap loaf with rubbing alcohol so that your whipped soap will adhere better.  Then, place the pink soap frosting across the top.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Your Raspberry EmbedsChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Your Raspberry Embeds

Finally, we will be adding your raspberry embeds.  Place the raspberry embeds directly on top of your whipped soap.  I used all but a few of mine but definitely would have had room for all of them had I placed my raspberries closer together.  Go ahead and add your raspberry embeds to your soap loaf.  Then, if need be, use a clean paper towel or cloth to wipe off any extra soap base on the brown soap before moving on.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Your White Chocolate DrizzleChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Adding Your White Chocolate Drizzle

Your very last finishing touch will be adding your white chocolate drizzle.  The drizzle will be created using Natures Garden’s Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap.  The soap base will be scented but uncolored.  This is the final step and is done right before you begin slicing your soap.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for the White Soap:

40 grams Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
2 grams Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil
2 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Preparing Your White SoapChocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe: Preparing Your White Soap

So, in a small mixing bowl, you will be preparing your white soap.  Weigh out and melt 40 grams of your mp soap base.  Then, 2 grams Natures Garden’s Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil and 2 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Then, stir to incorporate the fragrance oil.  Lastly, use a spoon to drizzle your soap loaf.  Allow it to setup, then slice your soap.

I hope that you have enjoyed creating this project with us!  I thoroughly enjoyed creating it for you!  In fact, this is probably my absolute favorite soap I have ever created here at Natures Garden.  I was inspired by an actual food recipe I found on Pinterest.  I will most definitely be creating this raspberry chocolate Swiss roll this weekend.  You must check it out!  If you have already tried it let me know what you think on our Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook page.

Mar
10

Melt and Pour Soap Problems


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melt and pour soap problemsMelt and Pour Soap Problems

It’s time to talk about melt and pour soap again! For any new soap makers out there, like me, do you wonder about what some of the problems are? Recently, I have been getting a lot more involved in the soap making process, and even I have had some questions! There are many things that can go wrong, but there are so many ways to easily avoid these problems! For example, did you know that reheating your soap too many times can actually eventually cause the soap to break down?

Have you ever warped a mold? Molds can actually be warped by pouring soap that is too hot. Warping will ruin your mold and you will not be able to use it correctly anymore. When adding fragrance to your soap, first check the recommended usage chart to make sure that it is body safe.  The easiest way to figure out how much to add is by checking the maximum usage rate on our website. For example, our Best Friends scent has a maximum usage rate of 5% for soaps. Now when making your soap, take the weight of soap you’re using overall and multiply it by the 5%, or .05. Now, when mixing in the amount of fragrance, you need to make sure you have mixed it thoroughly. When the scent is not mixed in completely, this can cause your soap to have pockets of pure fragrance or separation. When adding colorant or dye to your soap, always make sure to completely mix them in as well! If not fully mixed, the color will not fully incorporate into your soap, and if using a white base melt and pour soap, you will possibly see streaks of white throughout the color in the finished product. Not fully mixing your color can also cause possible speckles throughout your soap instead of a smooth all-over color.

When making layered melt and pour soaps, the layers need to properly adhere to each other. This can be achieved simply by using rubbing alcohol. After you have poured one layer, make sure to allow it enough time to set up enough that it has cooled down and will not mix into the next layer. To get the layers to adhere, just make sure to spray the first layer with the rubbing alcohol! Make sure to spray each layer with rubbing alcohol right after pouring it as well, so as to get rid of any air bubbles. Once your soap is completely finished, make sure not to remove it from your mold too soon, give it enough time to completely set up and harden! If you remove it too soon, some of the soap may stick in your mold and break apart! Or if you remove it when it is too soft, you can get fingerprints or indents in your soap!

There are many other melt and pour soap problems as well! Once your melt and pour soap is fully set up, make sure to wrap your soap. If a soap is not wrapped, it can absorb any moisture that is in the air, which will cause the soap to sweat. It’s like what happens to a pop can when it sits outside, the condensation builds on the outside, making it sweat! So make sure to wrap your soap right away so that no moisture or air can get to it. Do you know how to properly cut a loaf of soap? To keep your soap from streaking, make sure to turn it on your side and slice it! Do not cut it from the top down! If you have any other questions about melt and pour soap problems, please contact us! And keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Goat’s Milk Soap


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goats milk soapGoat’s Milk Soap

Hi everybody! Hope you’re all having an awesome day! For all you melt and pour soapers out there, what is your favorite kind to use? Maybe it’s Shea Butter or Diamond Clear? Have you ever tried our Goat’s Milk Soap? This is one amazing melt and pour soap, and one that you should definitely be using for any upcoming projects and creations you may be working towards! Goat’s Milk is a wonderful kind of melt and pour soap, and one that we just happen to have many free recipes for! Make sure to try all of these out as soon as possible!

Are you curious as to all of the ingredients in Goat’s Milk soap? Allow me to explain! Goat’s Milk melt and pour soap includes the following: coconut oil, palm oil, titanium dioxide, sunflower oil, purified water, sodium cocoate, sodium myristate, sodium stearate, vegetable glycerin, Germall Plus, and of course goat’s milk. Each of these ingredients brings its own special purpose to the soap!

Coconut Oil: Coconut oil actually helps to soften and smooth your skin.

Palm Oil: Palm oil helps to bring a great lather to the soap as well as working to help harden the soap. It also helps to remove oils and dirt from your skin.

Titanium Dioxide: Titanium dioxide works to whiten the soap and can sometimes be used as a wonderful sunscreen, helping to protect the skin from any harmful UVA and UVB rays.

Sunflower Oil: Sunflower oil is great for treating many skin conditions like eczema and acne. It also works to help the skin retain moisture.

Purified Water: Purified water is another great treatment for skin conditions, helping to treat psoriasis, eczema, and acne. It also helps to hydrate and soften your skin.

Sodium Cocoate: (derives from coconut oil) Sodium cocoate works as a surfactant, helping to cleanse the skin and making it easier to remove oils and dirt.

Sodium Myristate: (the sodium salt derived from myristic acid) Sodium Myristate removes dirt and cleanses the skin, working as an emulsifying agent.

Sodium Stearate: (the sodium salt that comes from stearic acid) Sodium stearate works as another surfactant to make it easier to remove dirt and grime.

Vegetable Glycerin: Vegetable glycerin keeps the skin moisturized and cool, and also pulls in oxygen.

Germall Plus: Germall Plus works as a natural preservative for your soap.

Goat’s Milk: Goat’s Milk helps with treating many skin conditions like acne, reduces inflammation, and soothes damaged and dry skin. It also softens the skin as well as working as a natural moisturizer.

 

Are you just dying to try out our Goat’s Milk soap now? Check out some of our awesome recipes made with our Goat’s Milk soap! When you go to our Goat’s Milk Melt and Pour Soap page, click on the little “Recipe” tab above the picture. This will show you all of our free recipes made with goat’s milk soap, like our Floating Noah’s Ark Soap, our Solid Sugar Scrub, our Raspberry Zinger Bath Fizzies, and many many more! Make sure to check out all the rest of our free classes and recipes as well! Please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Nature’s Garden if you have any thoughts, questions, or concerns, and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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