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Aug
13

Tuscan Wine CP Soap Recipe


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Tuscan Wine CP Soap RecipeTuscan Wine CP Soap Recipe

If you are looking for soap making ideas, then you may want to try out this elegant wine soap recipe from Natures Garden. The Tuscan Wine CP Soap Recipe uses wholesale soap making supplies that allow you to create cold process soap that is moisturizing and elegant. Of course, the soap making supplies, like soaping oils and butters, are perfect for nourishing skin care as the soap cleans your body. Furthermore, the elegant scent of our Tuscan Wine Fragrance Oil blends perfectly with the true notes of real, red wine. So, you can use this bath and body recipe to create fantastic cp soap bars using wine.

Natures Garden Ingredients for the Tuscan Wine CP Soap Recipe

Lye
Rice Bran Oil
Sunflower Oil
Macadamia Nut Oil
Sesame Seed Oil
Castor Oil
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Mango Butter
Tuscan Wine Fragrance Oil
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Deep Purple FUN Soap Colorant
Kelly Green Fun Soap Colorant
Spirulina Powder
Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety GLOVES for Soap Making- 1 pair
Cutter for Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety MASK for Soap Making- 2 count
Thermometer

Other Ingredients for the Tuscan Wine CP Soap Recipe

Scale
Water
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Stick Blender
Wine
Mini Bunch of Grapes Soap & Candle Mold (www.flexiblemolds.com)

Weights for the Tuscan Wine CP Soap

129 grams of Water
129 grams of Frozen Wine
98 grams of Lye

121 grams of Rice Bran Oil
68 grams of Sunflower Oil
13 grams of Castor Oil
68 grams of Macadamia Nut Oil
5 grams of Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant
68 grams of Sesame Oil
122 grams of Fractionated Coconut Oil
217 grams of Mango Butter
51 grams of Tuscan Wine Fragrance Oil
6 grams of Spirulina Powder

Weights for the MP Soap Grapes

132 grams of Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap
8 grams of Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
7 grams of Tuscan Wine Fragrance Oil
8 grams of Deep Purple FUN Soap Colorant

Clean and Sanitize for the Tuscan Wine CP Soap Recipe

Before you begin making your homemade soap, you are going to want to clean and sanitize for the Tuscan Wine CP Soap Recipe. First, you are going to want to collect all of your soap making supplies that are listed for this bath and body recipe. Additionally, you are going to want to clean off a work space to allow yourself the space that you would need to make cold process soap recipes with lye. Also, you will want to prepare a spray bottle of vinegar as well as a bottle of rubbing alcohol. Then, set both of these bottles aside for when you need them later on.

Boil the Wine for the Tuscan Wine CP Soap Recipe

Another preparation that you will need to make is to boil the wine for the Tuscan Wine CP Soap Recipe. So, you will want to place the wine into a pot on the stove top and boil it for 30-40 minutes. Be sure that you are stirring the wine periodically as it boils. After this amount of time has elapsed, you will weigh out and carefully pour the wine into ice cube freezer trays. Next, you will place these trays in the freezer overnight. When you are ready to make your wine soap, the frozen wine cubes will be used to replace half of the water portion in the water/lye solution. The exact amount of wine needed is listed above.

Deciding on the Wine for Your Homemade Soap Recipe

We have some advice for anyone deciding on the wine for your homemade soap recipe. We would recommend that you use a type of wine with a lower sugar content. If you are using a wine with a high sugar content, then it will speed up gel. This will cause your soap batter to bubble up and out of the mold. With this in mind, you will want to prepare for this possibility. So, take proper precautions at safe guarding the surface your mold is placed on.

Preparing the Soap Grapes for the Wine Soap RecipePreparing the Soap Grapes for the Wine Soap Recipe

First, you are going to be preparing the soap grapes for the wine soap recipe. So, you are going to need to add 132 grams of the Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap Base to a microwave safe bowl. Then, you will need to use thirty second intervals to melt your soap base and stirring between these bursts in the microwave. Then, you are going to want to add 7 grams of the Tuscan Wine Fragrance Oil. Also, you are going to want to add in 8 grams of Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant and 8 grams of Deep Purple FUN Soap Colorant. Once everything is mixed together, you can add your melt and pour soap to your wholesale soap mold. Then, spray the top with rubbing alcohol to release air bubbles. You will want to make sure that your grape bunches set up completely before removing them from the mold. You will need five bunches in total.

Make the Lye Solution for the Tuscan Wine CP Soap Make the Lye Solution for the Tuscan Wine CP Soap

First, you are going to prepare the lye solution for the Tuscan Wine CP Soap. So, you will need to weigh out 129 grams of water and 129 grams of your frozen wine cubes in a mixing bowl. Then, you will need to weigh out 98 grams of Lye for soap in a separate container. Then, you will want to slowly add the lye to your wine/water mixture. As you add the lye you will want to slowly stir. Once everything is mixed together, let the lye solution cool down to room temperature.

Preparing the Cosmetic Oils for the Wine CP Soap RecipePreparing the Cosmetic Oils for the Wine CP Soap Recipe

Also, you are going to be preparing the cosmetic oils for the Wine CP Soap Recipe. So, you will want to weigh out 121 grams of the Rice Bran Oil, 68 grams of the Sunflower Oil, 13 grams of the Castor Oil, 68 grams of the Macadamia Nut Oil, 68 grams of the Sesame Oil, 122 grams of the Fractionated Coconut Oil, and 217 grams of the Mango Butter. Then, you can melt down your cosmetic oils and butters. Once everything is melted, set the mixture aside to cool down to room temperature.

Weighing the Wholesale Herb for the CP Soap Weighing the Wholesale Herb for the CP Soap

While you are waiting for your soap making recipe, you will be weighing the herbal colorant for the cp soap. So, you will want to add 6 grams of the Spirulina Powder to a small bowl. You will want to add a small amount of soaping oils to this cosmetic herb. Then, mix these soap ingredients together and break up any clumps you find.

Preparing the Soap Colorant for the Soap RecipePreparing the Soap Colorant for the Soap Recipe

Next, you are going to be weighing out the remaining soap colorant for the soap procedure. Since the Spirulina Powder is an herbal soap colorant, you will be adding this additional soap colorant to it. This will enhance the color slightly and create an even better shade of green. So, add 5 grams of the Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant to your wholesale herb. Then, set this mixture aside for right now. 

Combine the Soaping Ingredients for the Wine SoapCombine the Soaping Ingredients for the Wine Soap

After the lye solution and your cosmetic oils have reached the right temperature, you are ready to combine the soaping ingredients for the wine soap. So, you will want to add your wine solution to your cosmetic oils. Then, you will need to use a stick blender to mix everything together. Once everything is mixed, you can move on to the next step in the soap making process.

Adding the Fragrance for the Tuscan Wine CP Soap RecipeAdding the Fragrance for the Tuscan Wine CP Soap Recipe

Then, you are going to be adding the fragrance oil for the Tuscan Wine CP Soap Recipe. So, you will need to weigh out 51 grams of the Tuscan Wine Fragrance Oil. After measuring the scented oil, you can add it to the cold process soap batter. This will provide your cp soaps with an aroma of fine red wine. This true luxury fragrance oil has top notes of black grapes, strawberry, and red wine. These notes are followed by middle notes of white flowers and sweet cinnamon Finally, the aroma sits on dry wood base notes.

Add the Coloring the Tuscan Wine Cold Process Soap Add the Coloring the Tuscan Wine Cold Process Soap

Next, you are going to add the coloring the Tuscan Wine Cold Process Soap. So, add the soap colorant that you have previously prepared and add it to your soap batter. Then, you will need to use your stick blender to thoroughly incorporate your colorant. At this point you will want to continue to stick blend until your cp soap batter has reached trace.

Pouring the Tuscan Wine CP SoapPouring the Tuscan Wine CP Soap

Once your cold process soap batter has hit trace, you will be pouring the Tuscan Wine CP Soap into the mold. So, you will need to grab your loaf soap mold. Then, you are going to pour all of your cp soap batter into the mold.

Placing the Soap Grapes on the Tuscan Wine CP Soap Placing the Soap Grapes on the Tuscan Wine CP Soap

Once your soap is in the mold, you are going to be placing the soap grapes on the Tuscan Wine CP Soap. Of course, you will want to make sure that the green soap is set up enough that your grapes won’t sink. However, the soap needs to be malleable enough to allow the soap grapes to adhere.

Adding the Mica Dust to the Tuscan Wine CP Soap RecipeAdding the Mica Dust to the Tuscan Wine CP Soap Recipe

After all of the grape bunches are on your soap loaf, you are going to be adding the mica dust to the Tuscan Wine CP Soap Recipe. So, lightly sprinkle the top of your cold process soap with the Diamond Dust Mica Powder. This will provide a beautiful shimmer for the top of your wine soap recipe.

Finishing the Tuscan Wine CP Soap Recipe

Now you are nearly done with creating your own homemade soap from scratch. There are only a few things left for finishing the Tuscan Wine CP Soap Recipe. After about 24 to 48 hours, you can remove the soap from the loaf mold. At this time, you can cut your cold process soap into five bars where each have a single bunch on top. Then, you will need to let your soap bars cure for a few weeks. After your cp soap has gone through the curing process, you are ready to use your finished soap!

Tuscan Wine Retreat

You can use nourishing bath and body products to create your very own relaxing retreat right at home. While you can use pampering cosmetic products, like the Tuscan Wine CP Soap, to provide you with a lovely experience. there is something to be said about a well deserved getaway. Anyone out there that is feeling like it’s time to treat yourself to some rest and relaxation should definitely consider planning this vacation to a Tuscan spa retreat. The Tuscany Yoga + Wine Retreat  hosted by La Dolce Vigna is a fantastic trip that will be sure to leave you feeling rejuvenated and relaxed.

Questions About the Tuscan Wine CP Soap RecipeQuestions About the Tuscan Wine CP Soap Recipe

We hope you enjoyed this soap recipe! If you are interested in even more small batch cold process soap recipes, then you should definitely check out the Cold Process Soap Recipes page on the Natures Garden website. Also, you can reach out to us for answering any questions about the Tuscan Wine CP Soap Recipe. You can reach out to us using the phone H.U.G. line, in the Natures Garden store, and online. An easy way to reach out to us online is through our social media platforms. First, we are available on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to find us on Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these social media platforms to ask us any soap making questions that you may have, but that’s not all you can do on these platforms! You can get advice on soap making and share your own soap ideas, too. So, we wish you the best with your soap recipes and hope to hear from you soon!

May
25

Beard Soap Recipe


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Beard Soap RecipeBeard Soap Recipe

We at Natures Garden combined the benefits of various oils to create the perfect Beard Soap Recipe! Not only will this clean your scruff, but the oils that are included were specifically chosen to enhance your beard and promote healthy growth. These oils work from the root of each follicle all the way to the tip to create the healthiest facial hair possible. Plus, this recipe soothes the skin beneath your facial hair if it is irritated from dryness or ingrown hairs. Overall, this recipe will take your beard game to a new level of awesome.

Beard Soap Recipe Ingredients Available from Natures Garden

Silicon Soap Mold – 4 Loaf Molds
Lye
Coconut Oil 76
Jojoba Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Olive Oil Pomace
Castor Oil
Lanolin USP Liquid Oil
Sesame Seed Oil
Cocoa Butter Golden Natural
Shea Butter
Gurjun Balsam Essential Oil
Safety Gloves for Soap Making – 1 Pair
Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
Cutter for Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety Mask for Soap Making – 2 count

Beard Soap Recipe Other Ingredients & Equipment Needed

Crockpot
Silicone Mixing Spoon
Two Large Mixing Spoon
Stick Blender
Scale
Distilled Water

Beard Soap Recipe  Total Weights for All Ingredients

182 grams of the Lye (Sodium Hydroxide)
517 grams of the Distilled Water
340 grams of the Coconut Oil 76
68 grams of the Jojoba Oil
163 grams of the Sweet Almond Oil
68 grams of the Olive Oil Pomace
68 grams of the Castor Oil
41 grams of the Lanolin
68 grams of the Sesame Seed Oil
272 grams of the Cocoa Butter Golden Natural
272 grams of the Shea Butter
100 grams of the Gurjan Balsam Essential Oil

Beard Soap Recipe Get Familiar with the Soap Making Process

If this is your first time creating soap with lye, then you may want to read over a few of our classes for beginner soap makers. First, this Soap Making Safety class shares some basics, such as safe soapmaking practices, clean up, and the curing process. Additionally, the Soap Making Terminology class briefly shares soaper lingo and abbreviations that you may come across.

Finally, the classes of Making Your Own Soap Recipe  and Soap Making- Finding the Perfect Recipe explain the steps to creating a perfect bar of soap and creating your very own soap recipe. Further, the Soaping Oil Properties class goes over the impact different oils have on a bar of soap. On another note, you could create this beard soap recipe using a cold process method.  You would use the same ingredients, just a different process.  If you have never made cold process soap before, check out our Cold Process Soap Class 101.

 Beard Soap Recipe Soaping From Scratch Safety Reminders

First, you should always wear the appropriate protection when making soap from scratch. Lye that has not fully become soap can react with skin and cause damage. Plus, you will want to avoid breathing in the fumes created as you make your lye water So, you will want to wear a face mask to protect your lungs and keep you aware. Also, it is in your best interest to wear protective clothing, eye protection, and gloves.

You also want to make sure all of your materials needed are prepared prior to starting. Make sure that anything you use to create soap is never used for cooking or in other body products. Meaning, your crockpot should remain as your soaping crockpot. Simply find or buy a cheap device that you won’t miss in the kitchen.

Finally, never ever add the water to your lye. Adding water to the lye could be very dangerous, creating a volcanic effect! Instead, remember that you should slowly add your lye to your water slowly. Stirring the water slowly as well.

Beard Soap Recipe Explaining the Beneficial Properties of the Ingredients Used

If you are curious as to why we’ve used some of these oils in this soap, then check out the following explanation of our reasons for choosing these specific ingredients. First of all, coconut oil is wonderful for facial hair as it will condition hair all the way down to the roots, which softens and will make your beard appear healthier. Plus, you won’t have to deal with an oily residue feeling, since this oil isn’t as greasy as many others. Additionally, this recipe uses Jojoba Oil, which is very similar to oils in the skin, which makes Jojoba Oil a great facial moisturizer! Plus, we included another great oil that can get all the way down to the pores, olive oil pomace. This oil not only helps repair follicles, but leaves a nice shine.

Next, shea butter is wonderful for repairing hair damage, moisturizing, and promoting healthy growth. Also, we included sweet almond oil to help with any ingrown facial hairs and reducing hair loss. Plus, castor oil was added as it contains vitamin E, minerals, antibacterial properties, and anti-fungal properties. Plus, it can help reduce split ends and lead to a thicker beard, due to its conditioning strength. Further, cocoa butter is perfect for healthy facial hair as it strengthens the hair and add volume. Then, we used Lanolin to care for the skin beneath your beard  to protect against dry skin and burns. Additionally, the Gurjan Balsam Essential Oil is very beneficial for eliminating and preventing dandruff from your beard by cleansing the scalp of this dry skin. Finally, we added sesame seed oil to act as a natural sunscreen as well as prevent premature graying of hair and help darken your hair.

Beard Soap Recipe Weighing and Melting Your Soaping OilsBeard Soap Recipe Weighing and Melting Your Soaping Oils

First, you are going to prepare all of the beneficial soaping oils and butters for this hot process soaping recipe. So, you are going to tare the weight of one of your mixing bowls on the scale. Then, weigh out 272 grams of the Shea Butter, 272 grams of the Cocoa Butter Golden Natural, 163 grams of the Sweet Almond Oil, 68 grams of the Olive Oil Pomace, 68 grams of the Sesame Seed Oil, 41 grams of the Lanolin, 340 grams of the Coconut Oil 76, 68 grams of the Castor Oil, and 68 grams of the Jojoba Oil into the same bowl.

Now, you are going to melt all of your weighed soaping oils and butters. So, you will turn your crockpot on to a low setting. Then, place all of your oils and butters into this crockpot. You will heat the oils until they are all in a liquid state. You may want to stir these ingredients as they are melting to be sure the oils do not burn. While you are waiting for the oils and butters to melt, you may want to start creating your lye water mixture.

Beard Soap Recipe Creating Your Lye WaterBeard Soap Recipe Creating Your Lye Water

Next, you will be creating the lye water phase for your hot process soap recipe. You will want to do this in a well ventilated area. If you are not in a vented area, then go to one for this step. Also, make sure that you are wearing the necessary skin, safety gear. Then, separately weigh your 517 grams of the Distilled Water and your 182 grams of the Lye in two small bowls.  After, place your lye water in front of your and grab a rubber spatula. Gently stir the water as you slowly add the previously weighed amount of lye. This will create fumes, so make sure you are wearing your safety mask. Also, remember that you should never add water to the lye.

Beard Soap Recipe Mixing Your Oils and Lye SolutionBeard Soap Recipe Mixing Your Oils and Lye Solution

Now, you are going to begin combining the lye water with your melted oils in the crockpot. When combining the lye solution and oils it leads to a chemical reaction that makes soap. As you create this soap, be careful as you take your lye water and add it to your crockpot with the melted oils.

While we would normally worry about the temperatures of the oil and water phases in cold process soap, we are using hot process soap. This means that the ingredients can be combined at different temperatures as they will be heated together in the crockpot anyways. Now, stick blend the mixture as it is in the crockpot until the batter reaches trace. If you aren’t sure, trace is the point in which the soap batch begins to get a bit thicker and an almost pudding-like consistency. Typically, I will take some of the batch up in a spatula and allow it to fall as I move the spatula back and forth across the top. If there is a slight line left on top of your batter, then you are at trace. If not, keep on mixing until you can see the trace!

Beard Soap Recipe Placing the Lid on the CrockpotBeard Soap Recipe Placing the Lid on the Crockpot

After you reach trace, you can place the lid on your crockpot to allow the batch to cook. However, you won’t simply leave the batch entire unattended. But, you will want to stir your batch periodically to allow the batter to be heated evenly. Otherwise, the bottom of your batch may burn. So, not stirring could lead the soap to not form correctly.

Additionally, the time that it will take for your soap to finish could vary. Typically, it should take about an hour to finish cooking, but this depends on each individual crock pot and the exact temperature that is given on the low setting. So, you will need to determine the end point by the appearance of the soap batch as it is cooking. You will need to wait for the batter to look like mashed potatoes and the consistency will feel as thick as mashed potatoes as well. Now, you’ll be ready for the next step.

Beard Soap Recipe Adding the Essential OilBeard Soap Recipe Adding the Essential Oil

Once your soap batter takes on the appearance of mashed potatoes, it will be time to incorporate the scent. Not only does the Gurjan Balsam Essential Oil add a nice, manly scent, but this ingredient provides some benefits to your beard, which were described above. Now, weigh out 100 grams of the Gurjan Balsam Essential Oil. Then, mix this essential oil into the batter well to ensure that it is fully incorporated.

Beard Soap Recipe Placing Your Soap Batter into the MoldsBeard Soap Recipe Placing Your Soap Batter into the Molds

Next, you are going to take the finished soap batter and fill your silicone soap molds. So, retrieve your clean 4 cavity silicone soap mold and place it on the surface of your work space. Then, fill each of the mold cavities with your hot process soap batter to create four individual loaves of Beard Soap.

Also, you will want to try to eliminate any are pockets that could be created as you transfer the soap. So, lift and tap the filled molds on the table top a few times. This will help release any air bubbles that may be trapped under the surface. Then, just let your soap loaves harden and cool in a place where they won’t be moved.

BBeard Soap Recipe Finishing Up the Hot Process Soapseard Soap Recipe Finishing Up the Hot Process Soaps

Finally, you can remove your hardened soaps from their molds. While cold process soaps need to cure for a about a month, this recipe is made using the hot process soaping method. This method will speed up the curing process with heat to make sure that all of the lye has reacted with the oils and butters. Thus, the lye will not be able to cause damage to the skin. Meaning, this awesome beard soap will be ready for immediate use! After, you can cut your soap loaves into usable sized bars of beard soap. Also, the mitre box and cutter will be helpful in cutting your finished soaps. These tools make it easier to cut your loaves and keep the cuts sharp and even. Also, using these will help to cut the loaf into more evenly sized bars. Now, your hot process beard soaps are ready to use, wash, and protect your beard!

As you can tell from this blog, we only included the best oils for your beard! So, clean and care for your beard at the same time with this amazing beard soap!