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Mar
08

St Patrick’s Day Activities for Adults


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St Patrick's Day Activities for AdultsSt Patrick’s Day Activities for Adults

Creating fun homemade crafts is a great way to spend Saint Patrick’s Day! This fun holiday is full of all kinds of lucky charms, which include four leaf clovers, lucky horseshoes, pots of gold at the end of rainbows, and just about everything that is green! These lucky charms are an important part of Saint Patrick’s Day and are perfect for creating fun diy crafts that you be sure to enjoy, too. If you are looking for inspiration for creating fantastic St Patrick’s Day activities for adults, then you may be interested in the various Natures Garden fragrance oils that we have for St. Patrick’s Day! So, check out some of our best scents for St Patrick’s Day and get inspired!

St Patrick's Day Activities for Adults: Green Clover and Aloe Fragrance OilSt Patrick’s Day Activities for Adults: Green Clover and Aloe Fragrance Oil

One fantastic scent that you can use to create great homemade craft recipes is the Green Clover and Aloe Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil is lucky, refreshing, and perfect for making scented crafts. The aroma of this fragrance oil has notes that are fresh and green. These fragrance notes start with a blend of wild summer herbs that combine with a floral, fruity combination of fresh citrus and jasmine petals. Finally, the scent ends with notes of woodsy notes and a sweet musk. This lovely aroma of this fragrance oil is perfect for creating perfect Saint Patrick’s Day crafts. So, this scented oil is perfect for creating a scented candle, like our Pot o Gold Candle Recipe. This diy candle recipe combines the refreshing lucky clover aroma with the fun of finding a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!  

St Patrick's Day Activities for Adults: Cucumber Mint Fragrance OilSt Patrick’s Day Activities for Adults: Cucumber Mint Fragrance Oil

Another lovely green fragrance oil that you can use to scent your diy St Patrick’s Day decorations is our Cucumber Mint Fragrance Oil. This wonderful green scented oil has fresh notes of garden- fresh cucumber and fresh cut peppermint and spearmint leaves. These fragrance oil  notes are complimented by a base of floral blossoms, fresh fruit scents, and refreshing green notes. This scented oil is great to include with your other wholesale cosmetic ingredients to create great bath and body recipes. Further, this fragrance oil is perfect for creating refreshing homemade candles. So, you can add this wonderful scented oil to your various diy St. Patrick’s Day decorations.

St Patrick's Day Activities for Adults: Bergamot & Tarragon Leaves Fragrance St Patrick’s Day Activities for Adults: Bergamot & Tarragon Leaves Fragrance

Another great fragrance oil that you can use to create your own lovely St. Patrick’s Day crafts is our Bergamot & Tarragon Leaves Fragrance Oil. This fresh tea scented oil has a blend of notes that is a perfect spa-like aroma. This scent begins with notes of fresh tarragon leaves and citrus, which includes bright grapefruit and lime. Further, this scented oil is complimented by notes of sweet bergamot and flowery jasmine. Furthermore, this scented oil has base notes of refreshing oakmoss and bamboo. This lovely green scent has notes that create a fragrance oil that is truly spectacular aroma that is perfect for making scented crafts. 

St Patrick's Day Activities for Adults: Apple Happy Camper Candy Fragrance OilSt Patrick’s Day Activities for Adults: Apple Happy Camper Candy Fragrance Oil

Also, there are scrumptious scented oils that are perfect for making homemade holiday crafts. Our Apple Happy Camper Candy Fragrance Oil is a sweet and delicious scent that is great for making fun holiday crafts. This fragrance oil is a sweet and tangy candy aroma that is reminiscent of a sour green apple candy that many of us have enjoyed during childhood. Further, you can use this delicious aroma to create fun craft recipes like our Leprechaun Hat Soap Recipe. This fun soap making recipe uses mp soap base to create soap that looks like a lucky, green leprechaun hat! Of course, you can use this scented oil in other homemade crafts for this lucky holiday. Regardless of what crafts you want to create for Saint Patrick’s Day, you can use this sweet scented oil to make your homemade recipes even more fun!

St Patrick's Day Activities for Adults: Cucumber & Melons Fragrance Oil St Patrick’s Day Activities for Adults: Cucumber & Melons Fragrance Oil

Plus, you can use the crisp, refreshing scent of our Cucumber & Melons Fragrance Oil to enhance your St. Patrick’s Day craft recipes. This scented oil blends notes of sweet and sour cucumber with a deep green oily aroma. This lovely fragrance oil continues with hints of fresh floral violet. Lastly, this scented oil has a scrumptious background of sweet, freshly sliced honeydew melon. This combination of refreshing and sweet scents is perfect for creating lovely scented craft recipes. The fresh green notes in this fragrance oil are fantastic for you to include in fun spring crafts for adults.

St Patrick's Day Activities for Adults: 4 Leaf Clover Fragrance OilSt Patrick’s Day Activities for Adults: 4 Leaf Clover Fragrance Oil

Another great scented oil that you can include in your diy craft recipes is the refreshing aroma of our 4 Leaf Clover Fragrance Oil. This fresh fragrance oil is perfect for creating some fantastic homemade recipes for this holiday! This scented oil includes notes of floral ozony blend of clover, green grass, with hints of fresh cut wisteria. Since this aroma captures “the luck of the clover”, it is a perfect scent for creating fun St. Patrick’s Day crafts. Of course, you can use this lovely scent to create our 4 Leaf Clover Layered Soap Recipe. Not only is this scent fantastic for creating a layered soap clover, but you can include this scent to create other four leaf clover scented candles or bath and body recipes!

St Patrick's Day Activities for Adults: English Ivy Fragrance OilSt Patrick’s Day Activities for Adults: English Ivy Fragrance Oil

Plus, you can use the lovely aroma of our English Ivy Fragrance Oil to scent your lucky craft recipes. This scented oil has shimmering tones of morning dew which surround this lush green blend. First, the aroma begins with notes of forest fern, green leaves and cut stems. Further, this scented oil has a soft floral bouquet at the heart of the scent. Lastly, the aroma has an earthy base of musk that softens the scent. Altogether these fragrance oil notes create a perfect blend for making the St Pattys Day Cold Process Soap Recipe. Not only can you create this scented soap recipe, but you can use this fragrance to create scented wax recipes or bath and body recipes.

St Patrick's Day Activities for Adults: NG Cool Citrus & Basil Type Fragrance OilSt Patrick’s Day Activities for Adults: NG Cool Citrus & Basil Type Fragrance Oil

Additionally, you can include our NG Cool Citrus & Basil Type Fragrance Oil in your diy craft recipes. This scented oil begins with notes of Tunisian basil, California orange, Italian bergamot, and Sicilian lemon oil. Further, the aroma has middle notes of damascena rose, clove bud, and ylang ylang. Finally, the scent rests on base notes of precious woods and musk. This blend of scents is perfect for creating refreshing scented crafts! The aroma of citrus and basil is perfect for creating some fantastically scented St. Patrick’s Day decorations.

St Patrick's Day Activities for Adults: Aloe Vera & Cucumber Fragrance OilSt Patrick’s Day Activities for Adults: Aloe Vera & Cucumber Fragrance Oil

Also, you can use our Aloe Vera & Cucumber Fragrance Oil to create some great craft recipes. This scented oil is refreshing and as light as a summer breeze. This scented oil has top notes of bright citrus and fresh mint. Then, the aroma continues with middle notes of fresh air,  crisp, cool cucumber, and refreshing green aloe. Finally, this scented oil has a base of green vines, cucumber blossoms,  and musk. This fragrance of refreshing notes and greenery that is perfect for creating homemade crafts for Saint Patrick’s Day.

St Patrick's Day Activities for Adults: NG Aloe & White Lilac Fragrance OilSt Patrick’s Day Activities for Adults: NG Aloe & White Lilac Fragrance Oil

Additionally, you can use the sweet and refreshing aroma of our NG Aloe & White Lilac Fragrance Oil. This scented oil begins with notes of petitgrain, Italian bergamot, and ozonic notes. Then, the scent continues with middle notes of lilac, lily of the valley, and hints of tuberose. Finally, the scent ends with base notes of sweet vanilla, amber, precious musk, and oakmoss. Of course, you can use this scented oil can be used to create some wonderful craft recipes. One way that you can use this scented oil is creating the lovely St Patricks Day Candle Recipe. So, you can use this candle making recipe to create shamrock decorating ideas that have a lovely scent as well! Additionally, you can use this scented oil to add a refreshing scent to your other homemade craft recipes.

St Patrick's Day Activities for Adults: Cucumber Wasabi Cilantro Fragrance OilSt Patrick’s Day Activities for Adults: Cucumber Wasabi Cilantro Fragrance Oil

Another fantastic scent that you can use to create homemade crafts is our Cucumber Wasabi Cilantro Fragrance Oil. This scented oil has top notes of aldehydic fruit notes of grapefruit and bright lime. Further, the middle notes of this aroma have a blend of fresh cucumber, guava, and passionfruit. Plus, this fragrance oil has base notes of wasabi, cilantro, and fern. The refreshing notes of this fragrance oil blend perfectly to create a strong, clean scent that you will love for your scented crafts. So, you can use this fragrance oil to create lovely crafts that are perfect for decorating and scenting your home for St. Patrick’s Day!

St Patrick's Day Activities for Adults: Ginger Lime Fragrance OilSt Patrick’s Day Activities for Adults: Ginger Lime Fragrance Oil

Also, you can use the bright citrus scent of our Ginger Lime Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil is a blend of zesty lemon and lime with notes of warm, comforting notes of honeyed ginger. This sophisticated scent is a refreshingly clean aroma that is perfect for creating wonderful scented shamrock decorations. Not only can you create your own fun St. Patrick’s Day crafts, but you can make our Golden Clover Bath Bombs Recipe. This lovely golden shamrock craft uses a gold shimmer and the cosmetic ingredients nourish the skin. Whether you create your own unique recipes or try out our cosmetic recipes, you will love the aroma of this fragrance.

St Patrick's Day Activities for Adults: Rainbow Fragrance OilSt Patrick’s Day Activities for Adults: Rainbow Fragrance Oil

Finally, you can use the aroma of our Rainbow Fragrance Oil to scent your homemade creations. This fragrance has fruity notes of pear, green grapes, kiwi, raspberry and peach. These scents are followed by jasmine, lily of the valley, and white musk. This bright scented oil is perfect for making delightful St. Patrick’s Day creations, like our Rainbow Candle Recipe. So, you can make fantastic scented candles that are great for scenting and decorating your home!

St Patrick’s Day Activities for Adults: Scrumptious St. Patrick’s Day Inspiration

We at Natures Garden are often inspired by fun and delicious desserts to create fantastic homemade craft recipes! There are many different fun desserts that are themed for holidays that are gorgeous and perfect for inspiring pretty crafts! If you are interested in checking out some of the fun dessert ideas, then the article 30+ St. Patrick’s Day Desserts That Are Better Than a Pot of Gold from Good Housekeeping is perfect for inspiring fun cosmetic recipes and diy candle recipes! One scrumptious dessert recipe from this article that would be a great cold process soap recipe is the Peek-a-Boo St. Patrick’s Cake. Of course, you can use these scrumptious dessert ideas to inspire your homemade craft creations. So, you can create delicious St. Patrick’s Day desserts as well as fun homemade decorations that are both absolutely adorable!

St Patrick's Day Activities for Adults:St Patrick’s Day Activities for Adults: Reach Out to Us at Natures Garden

If you have any questions about these homemade craft recipes, then you can reach out to us! You can find us on the phone, in the store, and online. An easy way to find us online is through our social media platforms. You can reach out to us on our Facebook page. Also, you can use our handle @ngscents to find us on both Instagram and Twitter. Additionally, you can share your own craft ideas and creations on our social media platforms. Further, you can find even more fantastic fragrances for Saint Patrick’s Day that you can include in your wholesale craft recipes on the St. Patrick’s Day Scents page on the website. So, we hope that you are able to create some wonderfully scented crafts and we hope that you have a cheerful St. Patrick’s Day!

Jan
16

Valentines Day Soap Recipes


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Valentines Day Soap RecipesValentines Day Soap Recipes

Creating romantic homemade gifts would be a great way to show your loved ones how much that you care about them. If you are interested in creating some cute homemade valentines day gifts, then you will definitely want to check out our Valentines Day Soap Recipes. These Natures Garden soap making recipes are perfect for making homemade bath and body recipes that will pamper your Valentine from head to toe. So, check out our homemade bath and body recipes and find the perfect soap recipe for your Valentines Day gift!

Valentines Day Soap Recipes: Hearts a Flutter Soap RecipeValentines Day Soap Recipes: Hearts a Flutter Soap Recipe

One homemade bath recipe that you can use this Valentines Day is our Hearts a Flutter Soap Recipe. This lovely melt and pour soap making recipe uses wonderful cosmetic recipes. This soap making recipe uses pretty shades of liquid soap dye, adorable heart molds, and skin loving melt and pour soap base. Not only does this bath and body recipe allow you to create some really cute bars of soap, but this soap is great for the skin too. The conditioning melt and pour soap base will nourish and cleanse the skin simultaneously. Your finished soap making recipes would be a perfect start to a relaxing and romantic soak in the tub. 

Valentines Day Soap Recipes: Perfectly Pampered Shaving Soap RecipeValentines Day Soap Recipes: Perfectly Pampered Shaving Soap Recipe

Another lovely bath recipe that you can create for your Valentine is the Perfectly Pampered Shaving Soap Recipe. This homemade soap recipe is both easy to create and absolutely adorable. This moisturizing shaving soap uses yogurt mp soap and cosmetic herbs to both condition and cleanse the skin. Plus, this recipe is scented with the unique, floral scent of our Cannabis Rose Fragrance Oil. Further, the first layer of this soap recipe includes rose clay powder to naturally color the pink soap layer. The second layer of this adorable heart shaped soap is topped with real rose petals. These cosmetic ingredients are perfect for skin care and would be a perfect diy romantic gift for pampering your loved ones.

Valentines Day Soap Recipes: Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap RecipeValentines Day Soap Recipes: Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe

Also, you can use one of our romantic cold process soap recipes to create homemade soap from scratch. The Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe is a wonderful soap recipe that you can share with your sweetie this Valentines Day. First of all, this fantastic cold process soap recipe uses liquid soap colorants to create a gorgeous, swirled cosmetic recipe. After the beautiful hues of pink, red, and champagne are swirled into the cp soap bar, the batch is topped with whipped soap frosting. Finally, embed soaps are added to the soap loaf, which pairs perfectly with the sweet, bubbly aroma of the NG Strawberry and Champagne Fragrance Oil. So, this soap making recipe is a perfect choice for anyone that is looking for diy Valentine gifts for her!

Valentines Day Soap Recipes: Solid Pink Salt Scrub RecipeValentines Day Soap Recipes: Solid Pink Salt Scrub Recipe

You can use create the Solid Pink Salt Scrub Recipe to share with your loved ones this Valentines Day. This lovely melt and pour soap recipe is perfect for exfoliating and moisturizing your skin. Your bath and body recipe uses pink Himalayan salt to create an exfoliating cosmetic recipe. Not only does is this cosmetic recipe a salt scrub, but the cosmetic oils in this recipe are conditioning. Plus, this pretty pink salt scrub includes the shimmering mica dust powder. Plus, this recipe is scented with the light and refreshing aroma of NG Sun and Sand Type Fragrance Oil. So, this gorgeous and nourishing cosmetic recipe would be perfect as a homemade Valentines Day gifts for her.

Valentines Day Soap Recipes: Cherry Chocolate Soap RecipeValentines Day Soap Recipes: Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe

Next, we have a homemade soap making recipe that is perfect for chocolate lovers. The Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe uses both our Cherry Fragrance Oil and organic cocoa powder. The aroma of red tart cherries and the scent of chocolate is a perfectly true aroma for these dessert soaps. These little melt and pour soap tarts use mp soap base and whipped soap base to create cute and scrumptiously scented soaps. These cute guest soaps are perfect for giving as diy Valentines Day gifts. Also, these scrumptious soaps can be paired with other cosmetic recipes to create a beautiful Valentines Day gift basket.  

Valentines Day Soap Recipes: Solid Sugar Scrub RecipeValentines Day Soap Recipes: Solid Sugar Scrub Recipe

If you are looking for some simple and fun Valentine crafts to sell, then the Solid Sugar Scrub Recipe might be the perfect craft idea for you. First of all, these adorable cosmetic recipes are simple to create and perfect for selling for Valentines Day! Not only are these cute little sugar scrubs easy to make at home, they are perfect for exfoliating dead skin and cleaning away the grime. Further, this bath and body recipe contains olive oil to add to the conditioning properties of the cosmetic recipes. Plus, this solid sugar scrub recipe uses the lovely and sensual floral musk of our Sweetheart Roses Fragrance Oil.

Valentines Day Soap Recipes: Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap RecipeValentines Day Soap Recipes: Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap Recipe

If you want to create a scrumptiously scented bath and body recipe, then you will want to take a look at this recipe for soap that looks like food. Our Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap Recipe will allow you to create a delicious soap shaped like a cake. First, this food soaps recipe uses brown soap to create the chocolate scented cake portion of this soap loaf. Then, this brown soap is filled with raspberry scented whipped soap and rolled up. Once your soap roll is made you can top your dessert soap with more whipped frosting, mp soap raspberries, and a sweet drizzle. Not only does this bath recipe look amazing, but it is scented with the scrumptious aroma of the Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil. Anyone looking for delightful and unique romantic gifts will love this perfectly delicious soap recipe.

Valentines Day Soap Recipes: Heart Soaps with Love Message RecipeValentines Day Soap Recipes: Heart Soaps with Love Message Recipe

Another fun homemade soap recipe that you can create for Valentines Day is the lovely Heart Soaps with Love Message Recipe. This soap making recipe uses mp soap base and some adorable silicone soap molds to create a gorgeous cosmetic recipe. Further, this scented soap recipe includes the alluring scent of the Passionate Kisses Fragrance Oil. Not only does this recipe provide you with cute, stackable hearts, but you can add some extra love to your homemade gift. You can use and laminate our Love Messages or make your own love messages between the stacked hearts. Once you tie your stacked hearts together in a bow, this soap making recipe will be a perfect gift for your Valentine.

Valentines Day Soap Recipes: Wine Cold Process Soap RecipeValentines Day Soap Recipes: Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe

If you are thinking about what to make for valentine’s day, then this cp soap recipe would be perfect for the holiday of love. The Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe is an especially romantic cosmetic recipe that you and your partner will love on Valentines Day. This skin-loving cp soap recipe uses conditioning cosmetic oils to nourish the skin as you get clean. Further, this cold process soap recipe uses real wine and the Merlot Wine Fragrance Oil to create an authentic wine soap recipe. So, you can either create this scented soap recipe to enjoy yourselves with a relaxing night at home or use these valentines crafts to make and sell.

Valentines Day Soap Recipes: Metallic Kiss Soap RecipeValentines Day Soap Recipes: Metallic Kiss Soap Recipe

Anyone that is looking to create a cute and simple mp soap recipe will want to take a look at this melt and pour soap recipe. Another fantastic melt and pour soap recipe that you can create is the Metallic Kiss Soap Recipe. This adorable mp soap recipe uses melt and pour soap and liquid soap colorants to create adorable soaps. Our cute kissy lips soap can be made in a variety of different colors with soap dye and mica pigments. Plus, these melt and pour soaps include the exotic, floral aroma of our You Sexy Thing You Fragrance Oil. Altogether, these lovely soap making ingredients create homemade crafts for Valentines Day.

Valentines Day Soap Recipes: Valentine's Day Bouquet RecipeValentines Day Soap Recipes: Valentine’s Day Bouquet Recipe

Give your Valentine a gorgeous floral bouquet that they can enjoy and get some use out from as well! Our lovely Valentine’s Day Bouquet Recipe uses room scent recipes, like the scented roses and the aroma bead ornaments. Plus, this handcrafted arrangement includes beautiful heart shaped soap recipes. The melt and pour heart soap recipe includes our Dare to Be Sexy Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil is a naughty blend of sweet sensuality and sinful fruits scents. This scented oil blends perfectly with the aroma of the Angel Love Fragrance Oil and the Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance Oil used in the other room scent recipes. The room scent bouquet is a wonderful blend of scents that you will love as a room scent recipe as well as a homemade soap recipe.

Valentines Day Soap Recipes: Lavender Luxury Cold Process Soap RecipeValentines Day Soap Recipes: Lavender Luxury Cold Process Soap Recipe

You can use the relaxing Lavender Luxury Cold Process Soap Recipe to treat your Valentine to a lovely bath experience. This homemade soap making recipe is perfect for adding to a lovely night having a lovely body spa at home. This bath and body recipe uses skin loving oils with other great soap making supplies to create this fantastic recipe. Plus, the aroma of this soap is a calming blend of fresh herbs and cool camphor. Not only does this homemade soap recipe include the tranquil and herbal aroma of our Lavender Luxury Fragrance Oil, but this soap recipe uses real lavender flower buds. Plus, this scented soap includes romantic rose petals, too. So, this homemade soap making recipe can be used as a romantic gift for your loved ones on Valentines Day.

Valentines Day Soap Recipes: Raspberry CP Soap RecipeValentines Day Soap Recipes: Raspberry CP Soap Recipe

Our Raspberry CP Soap Recipe is a great cosmetic recipe for soap made from scratch. This cold process soap recipe uses wholesale soap making supplies to create scrumptious bars of soap. These soaps use cosmetic oils that will nourish the skin. Not only do these cold process soaps use conditioning ingredients, but these soap recipes look like scrumptious raspberry dessert bars. Plus, these lovely homemade bars of soap are scented with the strong and true aroma of our Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil. Once the conditioning soap bars have set up completely, they are removed from the molds and topped with whipped soap and raspberry melt and pour soap. You can use this lovely soap making recipe as a gift for your loved ones this Valentines Day.

Valentines Day Soap Recipes: Making a Valentines Day Card

Of course, you don’t want to give a great gift without a card. Further, you will want to create a great Valentines Day card to go along with your homemade gift. Since your gift is unique, special, and homemade, you may want to create a cute card with a sweet, personalized message inside. If you are interested in creating your very own homemade cards, then you will definitely want to check out the valentines day ideas blog of 18 DIY Valentine’s Day Card Ideas by The Spruce Crafts to find some inspiration for your own homemade Valentines Day card!

Valentines Day Soap Recipes: Enjoy Your Valentines Day!Valentines Day Soap Recipes: Enjoy Your Valentines Day!

We hope that you’ve found a great homemade craft that you can create for Valentines Day this year! If you are looking for other cosmetic Valentine ideas, then you may want to check out our other Valentine’s Day Scents for inspiration. Also, you can reach out to us to get answers to any questions you may have. You can reach out to us in the store, on our HUG Line, and in social media. You can find us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use @ngscents to reach out on both Twitter and Instagram. Also, you can share your homemade Valentines Day crafts for adults and Valentines Day celebrations with us on our social media sites!

Mar
29

Our Favorite Soap Making Recipes


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Our Favorite Soap Making RecipesOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes

Today, we will talk about our favorite soap making recipes.  Here at Natures Garden, we love soap making.  Whether we are making melt and pour soap or cold process soap, it is one of our favorite things to do.  So, we thought we would share our top ten cold process soap recipes and our top ten melt and pour soap recipes.  Perhaps you are looking for a new product to add to your soap line or a craft maker looking for a new project idea.  Well, below, you will find the Natures Garden staff’s favorite handcrafted soap making recipes.

Our Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Melt and Pour Soap

First, we will talk about our favorite melt and pour soap.  Natures Garden carries a variety of natural soap bases that can be used.  In fact, in the recipes below, you really can use any of the Natures Garden soap bases.  Melt and pour soap making is the easiest soap making process.  It is perfect for beginners, but for those that have been making soap for years can find more advanced soap making recipes as well.  While you can use many techniques when creating melt and pour that can get more complicated, it can simply be melted in the microwave and added to a mold.  This makes melt and pour soap making the easiest way to start your soap making journey.

Coconut Lime Verbana Soap Bowl RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Coconut Lime Verbana Soap Bowl Recipe

Our first handmade soap making recipe is the Coconut Lime Verbana Soap Bowl Recipe.  This is the perfect soap for those summer months.  It is also made completely of melt and pour soap from the outer brown soap bowl to the straw and little guests soaps found inside.  In addition, with summer right around the corner, Natures Garden’s Coconut Lime Verbana Fragrance Oil is PERFECT!

Chocolate Orchid Melt and Pour Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Chocolate Orchid Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Next, the Chocolate Orchid Melt and Pour Soap Recipe.  This soap making recipe is another favorite here at Natures Garden.  Scented with Chocolate Orchid Fragrance Oil and Topped with whipped soap base, this is now only a beautiful soap, it smells amazing as well.  With shades of purple as well as brown, this melt and pour soap recipe is perfect for the upcoming spring and summer months.

Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

The next melt and pour soap on our list of our favorite soap making recipes is the Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap.  This soap uses the mango melt and pour soap base along with clear soap base to create a layered melt and pour soap.  In addition, we embedded a loofah to help exfoliate your skin.  We also love the crisp tropical aroma of Grapefruit Mango Fragrance Oil.

Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes:  Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap Recipe

Now, let’s talk about the Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap Recipe.  Let me tell you, this is my absolute favorite recipe on the Natures Garden website.  This was one that I had wanted to make for quite some time and it looked even better when it was finished than I ever imagined.  I wouldn’t recommend this melt and pour soap recipe for beginners, it will take some practice, but is well worth the effort.  Vegetable glycerin was added to the melt and pour soap to give it flexibility, allowing it to be rolled.  In addition, we added Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil to give the soap its amazing scent!  We filled the rolled mp soap with the whipped soap base.  So, be prepared to move, it can setup quickly.  But, as you can see, the results are FABULOUS!

Chamomile Clay Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes:  Chamomile Clay Soap Recipe

The Chamomile Clay Soap Recipe is a wonderful combination of soothing clay and whole herbal chamomile flowers.  This layered soap contains a top layer of clay soap with an exfoliating bottom layer embedded with chamomile.  Finally, we scented this melt and pour soap recipe with Watercress and Aloe Fragrance Oil.  This recipe is perfect for both beginners and advanced soap makers alike.

Activated Charcoal Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe

Now, let’s look at Natures Garden’s Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe.  This recipe will also show you how to layer soap.  The bottom clear layer is embedded with poppy seeds for exfoliation.  Then, the top layer contains the power ingredient of activated charcoal.  Activated charcoal is wonderful for drawing toxin.  However, we kicked the soap up a notch by adding mica.  The diamond dust mica to give the soap a galaxy swirl.  Lastly, it is scented with the magnificent Blackened Amethyst Fragrance Oil.

Floating Ducky Melt and Pour Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Floating Ducky Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

This next recipe is perfect for the bath time.  Your kids or client’s kids will love the Floating Ducky Melt and Pour Soap Recipe.  So, what makes this soap float?  The blue whipped soap base the rubber ducky soap sits on.  So, it will actually float while the kids bathe.  The kids will love their bath again when this melt and pour soap is placed in the tub!  In addition, we scented the soap with Baby Clean Fragrance Oil.

Mechanics Melt and Pour Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Mechanics Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

The Mechanics Melt and Pour Soap Recipe is any easy way to create a swirled soap making recipe.  We are able to create swirls with the addition of clay and powders.  This melt and pour soap is scented with Fresh Squeezed Orange Fragrance Oil.

Metallic Kiss Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Metallic Kiss Soap Recipe

This next Natures Garden Recipe is a cool soap making recipe with a shimmering effect.  You can use the clear soap base along with some silver or gold mica to create a fun metal like finish.  We scented the Metallic Kiss Soap Recipe with Love Juice Fragrance Oil.  Why is this one of our favorite soap making recipes?  Well, because, who doesn’t like a little shiny bling?  It is fun and simple to create.  With this technique, you can turn any of our FUN Soap Colorant into a metallic colorant.  In fact, I personally have added mica to many of my FUN Soap Colorant, adding a little bit of extra vegetable glycerin to have ready ahead of time.

Peeps Bunny Cupcake SoapOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes:  Peeps Bunny Cupcake Soap Recipe

Finally, in our favorite melt and pour soap recipes, our Peeps Bunny Cupcake Soap.  This fun soap is perfect for Easter, but who doesn’t love bunnies?  It really can be used year round.  The cupcake base uses melt and pour soap along with the whipped soap base.  This adorable cupcake soap is then topped with a bunny created with the Peeps bunny mold.  In addition, the bunny is coated with sugar to give your soap exfoliating properties.  We scented these handcrafted soap cupcakes with strong and true Lemon Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden Soap Making Supplies.

Our Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Cold Process Soap Recipes

At this time, we will talk about our favorite cold process soap making recipes.  Cold process soap, for those just learning, is created completely from scratch.  It is a fun process giving you the ability to create swirls and use many other fun techniques.  Below, we will show you our ten favorite cold process soap recipes.

World Peace Cold Process Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes:  World Peace Cold Process Soap Recipe

The first cp soap tutorial in our top ten is our World Peace Cold Process Soap Recipe.  This soap making recipe uses many of the FUN Soap Colorants to create vibrantly colored swirls.  In addition, we used a peace sign mold along with Natures Garden Peace Fragrance Oil.

Wine Cold Process Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes:  Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next, our Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe uses real wine.  It creates a wonderful soap with many skin loving oils and butters.  It is made with coconut oil, sunflower oil, and many others.  Not only does this fragrance use actual wine, it is also scented with Natures Garden’s Merlot Wine Fragrance Oil.

Shampoo Bar Cold Process Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes:  Shampoo Bar Cold Process Soap Recipe

Now, we will look at the Shampoo Bar Cold Process Soap Recipe.  This recipe is used for your hair, similarly to a regular shampoo.  The only difference is that the shampoo is in a solid form.  It uses oils and butters that will treat your hair and leave it feeling amazing.

Beer Cold Process Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes:  Beer Cold Process Soap Recipe

Our Beer Cold Process Soap Recipe is another favorite.  This recipe is not only a favorite among staff member, but it’s also a customer favorite. First, it is scented with Natures Garden Stud Fragrance Oil.  In addition, it uses actual beer instead of a portion of water.

Royal Honey Bee Cold Process Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Royal Honey Bee Cold Process Soap Recipe

Our fourth recipe on our list of our favorite cold process soap making recipe is the Royal Honey Bee Cold Process Soap Recipe.  This recipe incorporates real honey into the soap.  This free tutorial will walk you through creating your own honey soap.  This cp soap making recipe also uses Natures Garden’s Nectarine and Honey Fragrance Oil.  We also used bee pollen powder in this soap recipe.

Cold Process Shaving Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes:  Cold Process Shaving Soap Recipe

This Cold Process Shaving Soap Recipe is perfect to use when shaving.  We added clay to this soap recipe that will help soothe and protect your skin.  This soap contains skin loving oils like lanolin and castor oil.  In addition, they are placed in our sleek low profile jars that allow your products to stand out.  Finally, this shaving soap is scented with Black Ops Fragrance Oil, a very popular masculine scent from Natures Garden Soap Making Supplies.

Caramel Custard Cold Process SoapOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Caramel Custard Cold Process Soap

Next, on our list of our favorite soap making recipes is our Caramel Custard Cold Process Soap.  This uses Natures Garden’s Caramel Custard Fragrance Oil.  However, there is something very unique about this soap making recipe.  We used evaporated milk when creating this soap.  Let me tell you, it felt amazing on my skin.

Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process SoapOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes: Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap

This next soap making recipe is a true indulgence for your skin.  Our Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap is one of my personal favorite recipe.  Not only does it look delicious, it also contains organic cocoa powder and Natures Garden’s Hot Fudge Brownies Fragrance Oil.

Lavender Cold Process SoapOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes:  Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe

Now, let’s talk about our Lavender Cold Process Soap.  This cp soap recipe uses one of Natures Garden’s most popular cold process soap scents, Lavender Martini Fragrance Oil.  This fragrance oil puts a twist on the always popular lavender aroma.  Not only does it smell amazing, it performs extremely well in cp soap.  In addition to the scent, this soap is topped with real dried lavender.

Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap RecipeOur Favorite Soap Making Recipes:  Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap

Finally, we have the Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap.  This cp soap recipe uses actual pumpkin puree in the recipe.  It is scented with the Pumpkin Apple Butter Fragrance Oil.  This soap not only looks amazing, it smells amazing and feels fabulous on your skin.  This soap is topped with a dollop of white soap to give it a pumpkin pie look.  So, not only does it leave your skin feeling great, it also looks great.  Just imagine how impressed your guest or customers would be to find pumpkin soap in the bathroom during Thanksgiving.

For even more fragrance fun craft ideas, be sure to check out our recipe box.  Here, you will find not only more soap making recipes, but also candle and cosmetic recipes.  For those that are just starting out you can also find free printable classes in our recipe box.  Don’t forget to follow us on our Facebook page.  You can find us on Twitter and Instagram @ngscents.

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!

Sep
27

Natural Soap Colorants: Katie Makes Soap Part 2


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Natural Soap ColorantsHi, there! It’s me, Katie, again. I’ve already told you about my first attempt at soapmaking. and guess what? I made more soap! Or at least tried to. This time I decided to experiment with natural soap colorants in melt and pour soap. (Different soap processes can affect natural colorants differently, but you’re generally OK with melt and pour- read the pages on the colorants for more information.) I wanted to make a color gradient with natural soap colorants, and I had the following powders: Red Moroccan Clay Powder, Orange Peel Powder, Carrot Powder, Rose Clay Powder, and Lemon Peel Powder. I used red clay, orange peel, and carrot in my first soap, and I got rose clay and lemon peel for a pink lemonade soap idea that I had (didn’t work out, going to try again- that blog will be coming soon!).

So, when you want to disperse a powder evenly in soap for coloring purposes, you want to ‘wet’ it with vegetable glycerin. Soap loves glycerin. I got a two pound slab of Shea Butter Melt and Pour, and first cut it in half because I was using a 1lb loaf mold. Then- lucky me- that slab was divided evenly into 20 squares- five rows of four- and I had five powders- so I separated my melt and pour base into five cups of four squares each. Then I measured out 0.1 oz of each powder into separate lil glass bowls. (One tenth of an ounce is the smallest amount [in ounces] that my scale would register.) I added 0.1 oz of veggie glycerin to each of my fruit and veggie powders, but the lemon peel powder was not mixing well- so I added more! I used 0.2 oz veggie glycerin for my fruit and veggie powders. I had to beat out the lumps of the carrot powder but with the extra veggie glycerin, it ended up being a very thin liquid. The others were more like pastes. I added 0.1 oz of veggie glycerin to my clay powders and that was enough to turn them into a workable texture. Woohoo! Here are my powders lined up:Powders

Out of habit, I had originally thought the lemon peel mixture would be the lightest- yellow, right? But it was actually a light brown. Hmm. Well. My eyes didn’t lie. So I lined the powders up this way since it seemed to be the most aesthetically pleasing- looked like a gradient and that’s what I was going for.

This time, I used the microwave for my melting and wow, that was so much faster and easier than trying to use the stove. I still wasn’t 100% sure on my carrot, orange, and lemon powders being in the correct order for a proper gradient (lemon = yellow, right, brain?) so I put my four squares each of melt and pour (cut up, of course, for easier melting) into three glass containers with spouts and thoroughly stirred in my powder-glycerin mixtures.

Natural Soap Colorants

Lemon was clearly the darkest of the three. It was a close call between carrot and orange, but orange was definitely closer to the color of the lemon powder soap. Well, alright. I had to melt them again because melt and pour isn’t really designed for stopping and taking photos and then I began pouring them into the mold one layer at a time. I poured my carrot layer first and sprayed the top with rubbing alcohol to get rid of air bubbles. I let that sit for.. I’m not sure exactly- about half an hour? It was only 1/5 of a pound so it didn’t take too terribly long to set up. Then I sprayed the top of that layer with rubbing alcohol (it evaporates out- so no worries there) and poured the next layer, sprayed it with rubbing alcohol, and let it set up. I repeated these steps for all five layers.

Natural Soap ColorantsI let the soap sit for a while before I popped it out of the mold to admire it, and then waited even longer before I cut it. I ended up with five ~1″ thick bars. I just cut it on a cutting board with a big knife- nothing fancy, so it’s not exact. And behold these beauties: the dark spots in the middle layers are likely spots where my powder clumped up but the carrot powder also seemed to settle into little specks on the bottom. I like it. It’s super cute. The lemon layer is also the most malleable, the other layers are quite hard and the lemon layer has a small bit of give. This bar smells slightly citrus-y near the lemon and orange layers, but overall, no overwhelming scent – I was more focused on the appearance anyway. It lathers like a dream, though. <3

Natural Soap ColorantsWhat did I learn? Well, the concentration of your powder is very important in determining coloring. That failed soap I mentioned above? I used the same amount of rose clay powder (and veggie glycerin to color an entire pound of it and you can really tell the difference 5x colorant concentration makes. The red clay layer actually looks closer to the solid-colored soap. Interesting. I think if I made another gradient soap, I would pick one colorant and do the different layers in different concentrations. No guess work when it comes to the proper order that way. It’s also been brought to my attention that certain non-clay powders may have the tendency to oxidize and eventually turn brown. I think they worked well in this soap not to mention the added benefits, but I may stick with clay for colorants in the future.

Here’s my first soap side-by-side with my second soap. So cute! Different combinations and different concentrations make different colors. I can’t wait to experiment with this further!

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