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Jun
20

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions


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Common Melt and Pour Soap QuestionsCommon Melt and Pour Soap Questions

At Natures Garden, we are here to help you succeed! We are going to answer some common melt and pour soap questions that we get asked frequently by customers.  Since these questions are common, its likely that these are the issues most soap makers will come across when making their melt and pours soaps. So, let’s get these soaping issues solved so you can create some gorgeous bars of mp soap!

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Melt and Pour Soap Supplies?

Yes, we do! We offer all kinds of melt and pour soap making supplies! Click on the Soap Making Supplies tab on the website and you will find soap base, soap colorants, an mp soap kit, soap additives, and soap molds. Everything that you could need right in one easy place!

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Can I Make Soap Without Using Lye?

Since the mp soap base has already been made, you can create melt and pour soap without worrying about the lye. If you are wondering “What is the difference between melt and pour soap and cold process soap?”, then this is a big difference. While melt and pour is pre-made and can be remelted, cold process soap is made from scratch using lye.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Can Melt and Pour Soap Be Used Right Away?

Since mp soap was already made and the saponification process has already taken place, you don’t have to wait to use your soap. As soon as the melt and pour soaps have hardened in the molds, you can pop them out and use them!

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Where Do I Find the Melt and Pour Soap IngredientsCommon Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Where Do I Find the Melt and Pour Soap Ingredients?

You can find the soap base ingredients in two places. The first place is online, as each mp soap base has the ingredients listed in the description. Also, these ingredients can be found on the label of the base itself.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: What Soap Making Supplies Do I Need to Make Melt and Pour Soap?

Most importantly, you will need a microwave or double boiler and mp soap. Also, you will need a cutting board, knife, a microwave safe dish, spoon, rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle, and a soap mold. If you want fragrance, color, or herbs you will need to have these out, too .

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Do I Melt Soap Into a New Bar?

Melt and Pour soap can be melted using a double boiler on a stove top or a bowl in the microwave. Just make sure that you use 30 second intervals to warm the soap int the microwave. Otherwise, it may get too hot and your soap will be ruined. Also, make sure that you are watchful when melting soap on the stove. While a double boiler on medium heat will help to protect your soap, you don’t want to heat it too much longer after it is liquid.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Much Soap Will I Need for My Mold?Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Much Soap Will I Need for My Mold?

For every ounce by volume that your mold is you will need 31 grams of soap by weight. So, let’s go to the Soap Mold page and pick one. I choose Ollie Octopus,which says it holds 4.5 ounces in the description. So, we are going to take  4.5 times the 31 to give us 139.5 grams

Formula: (Weight Needed Per Ounce) x (Ounces Mold Holds) = Total Weight

Equation: 31 grams per ounce  x  4.5 ounces = 139.5 grams of soap

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Do I Get My Melt and Pour Soap Out of the Mold?

Sometimes your soap may get stuck in the mold. You can place the mold in the fridge for a short amount of time. Once the chilled soap mold is removed, the soaps should pop out fairly easily.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: What Temperature Should I Pour Melt and Pour Soap?

Melt and Pour soap should be poured in a liquid state, which should be around 140 degrees Fahrenheit. So, you can pour your soap once it has all completely melted.

 

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Why Do I Have Bubbles in My Melt and Pour Soap?Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Why Do I Have Bubbles in My Melt and Pour Soap?

Although making air bubbles is unavoidable, you can get rid of them by spraying lightly with rubbing alcohol. These are often air bubbles that form when you pour, so you can release them by spraying right after you pour. However, bubbles that are a light-yellow color are fragrance oil and won’t go away by spraying. This is either due to adding too much fragrance oil or not mixing thoroughly.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Why is My Homemade Soap So Oily?

One reason that you soaps would be oily is that they contain too much oil. So, you can try reducing the amount of the fragrance oil and/or the carrier oil that you are adding to your soaps. If your bars look like they are sweating, then it could be due to not wrapping the soap soon enough. Since your soap contains an ingredient, vegetable glycerin, that pulls moisture to it, it will pull moisture out of the air to create “sweat”. But, you can lessen your chances of this by wrapping your soaps right after they are out of the mold.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Why is My Melt and Pour Soap Dissolving So Fast?

While a softer bar of soap is great for nourishing the skin, it is more likely to dissolve quickly in water. So, you can add some extra oil to your soap to moisturize. However, adding too much will make your bar very soft and it will dissolve quickly in the shower.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Do I Swirl Melt and Pour Soap?Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Do I Swirl Melt and Pour Soap?

While it is possible to swirl mp soap, it is a bit trickier to swirl compared to cp soaps. On its own melt and pour soap won’t swirl. Instead, the colors will mix before the soap hardens. So, you need to add a cosmetic powder, like clay, fruit, or veggie powders. This will slightly thicken the soap and create tension between the two colors that are gong to create the swirl. We did this in our own Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe!

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Why Won’t My Melt and Pour Soap Lather?

There are a few possible answers to this question. First off, soap can loose its lather due to an excess of oils and herbs being added to the bar. Also, some types of our soap base use ingredients that naturally lather better.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Why is My Soap Not Hardening?

If your melt and pour soap isn’t hardening, then it could be due to adding too much oil. Whether the culprit is fragrance oil, carrier oil, or both, it is most likely that this excess oil is to blame. Another possibility is that the soap was overheated, which resulted in a break down in the soaps that prevents it from working properly.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Can You Use Essential Oils in Melt and Pour Soap?

Of course! Many essential oils can be used in soap making and the rules for using them safely are just like the ones for fragrance oils. So, you need to check the IFRA sheet to determine usage rates and figure out whether the specific essential oil is body safe. You can find this IFRA statement on the page of each individual essential oil that we carry. Many are body safe scents, but some are not considered safe for prolonged skin contact.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Do I Color Melt and Pour Soap?Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Do I Color Melt and Pour Soap?

We have soap dye, soap colorants, and powdered herbs that can be used to color your homemade soaps. The soap dyes are great for solid color soaps, but tend to bleed when used in layered soap. Also, the white soap base will provide a more pastel color and the clear soap will give a more true color. The FUN Soap Colorants are vibrant colors that are more true in all soap bases. Lastly, the natural form of coloring soaps is cosmetic herbs, which are perfect for a rustic or natural look. Just be aware that herbs can oxidize over time and cause discoloration of the soap.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Do You Offer Melt and Pour Soap Recipes?

Of course! We have a wide variety of melt and pour soap recipes and soap making ideas. On the top of the website you will see a box with the words “Free Recipes & Classes”. After you click on this fine the melt and pour soap recipes and you will find all of our recipes using mp soap.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Soap Making Kits?

Yes! We have the Melt and Pour Soap Kit available with options to choose either Goats Milk MP Soap or Ultra Clear MP Soap.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Why Won’t My Soap Frosting Setup on My Melt and Pour Soap?Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Why Won’t My Soap Frosting Setup on My Melt and Pour Soap?

If you are making cupcake soap wholesale, then the frosting is a pretty big deal. You are going to want to use the whipped soap base, melt and pour soap, and vegetable glycerin. The soap base allows the frosting to harden on the cupcake, while the vegetable glycerin allows for a little flexibility.  If you are curious and thinking, “How do I make melt and pour soap frosting?”, then check out our Soap Frosting Recipe to see how we make the frosting for our soap cupcakes. While the recipe goes into more detail, basically it is equal parts of mp soap base and whipped soap base with 5% of vegetable glycerin and fragrance oil all whipped into a frosting consistency.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: I Would Like to Know If Most Recipes are Showing Oils Measured in Weight Ounces Or in Fluid Ounces?

In our soap recipes we will use weight ounces. We do this because weight ounces are more accurate than fluid ounces. So, we highly recommend weighing your ingredients using a gram scale. This will allow you to be precise in your measurements and prevent accidental mix ups.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: What is the Best Way to Wrap Melt and Pour Soap?

There are a few different ways that you can package your finished soaps. We prefer to use shrink wrap, but you can use ziplock bags, or a decorative box.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Should Soap Be Stored?

After your soap is wrapped, you can store it in a cool, dry place for later use.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Any Melt and Pour Soap Recipes with Shea Butter?Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Any Melt and Pour Soap Recipes with Shea Butter?

We sure do! If you go to the Shea Butter Melt and Pour Soap page of the website and click on the Recipe tab, you will see all kinds of melt and pour soap recipes. For example, we have the Zebra Print Soap Recipe and the Graffiti Melt and Pour Soap Recipe that both use shea butter mp soap.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: History of Soap

Today, there are all kinds of different types of soap from melt and pour soap recipes to commercially made soaps. However, the first soaps ever made weren’t too fancy. In fact, the first known use of soap was by ancient Babylonians that used animal fats and ashes as their ingredients. If you want to learn more interesting  soap facts, then check out History of Soap and Soap Interesting Facts by Soap History.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Ask Us Your QuestionsCommon Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Ask Us Your Questions

Hopefully, this blog was helpful in learning a bit more about melt and pour soap. If you have anything else that you aren’t sure of, then please ask us your questions. One easy way to reach out and talk to us is social media. We have an account on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents), and Instagram (@ngscents).

Sep
18

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe


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Bamboo Hemp Soap RecipeBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe

Check out a melt and pour soap recipe that is decorative and simple to create! There are so many reasons why this handmade soap recipe is a great choice. The first great part of this handmade soap recipe is that it uses Natures Garden’s melt and pour soap base. So, this layered soap is easy to create and you don’t have to deal with lye. Plus, the whole star anise provides a simple way to decorate your lovely soaps. Together you have a perfect method for creating adorable soaps. Furthermore, the soap smells fantastic! This recipe uses our Bamboo Hemp Fragrance, which is a well-balanced blend of bamboo stalks, vetiver, and patchouli, with undertones of hemp seed and oakmoss. The Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe will also show you how to layer melt and pour soap and add herbal embeds. So, this is wonderful melt and pour soap recipe for homemade soap makers!

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Star Anise and Potential Skin Benefits

Whole star anise is a great cosmetic herb for nourishing your skin. There are many that have found that star anise is great for keeping your skin healthy and glowing, as it is known to soften and nourish your skin. This makes this herb perfect for the addition of melt and pour soap. Plus, this cosmetic herb has been said to be wonderful for reducing wrinkles. Also, some have found that this wonderful herb is great for reducing acne or dry skin related issues. So, this ingredient may be as beneficial to your skin as it is pretty for the top layer of your soap!

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Bamboo Hemp Fragrance Oil
Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap
Star Anise Whole
Small Square Tray Mold
Cutter for Mitre Box
Natures Garden Soap Apron
1 oz. Black Bullet Bottles
Black Fine Mist Sprayer 20/410

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Other Necessary Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need

Two Microwave Safe Mixing Bowls 
Mixing Spoons
Microwave
Scale 
Knife 
Rubbing Alcohol
Cutting Board

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Weights and Amounts of Your Ingredients

400 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
590 grams Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap
29 grams Bamboo Hemp Fragrance Oil
16 Whole Star Anise

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Necessary Preparations Prior to Starting

First of all, you are going to want to clean all of your equipment and your work station. This will make sure that your finished product is clean and free of contaminants. This process isn’t difficult and will absolutely benefit your homemade products. So, sanitize the counter top or the table that you are going to work on. In addition, clean and sanitize all of the equipment you will be using.

Also, you may want to get all of your supplies together and within reach of your work space. This way you will have all the equipment ready to use for creating the melt and pour soap. You will also want to fill your spray bottle with rubbing alcohol so that you can spray the freshly poured melt and pour soap quickly. This will release any air bubble that pop up when pouring your mp soap base.  In addition, rubbing alcohol will help the layers adhere to each other.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Getting the Whole Star Anise ReadyBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Getting the Whole Star Anise Ready

First, you are going to get your whole star anise herb ready for later use in the homemade soap recipe. Since you are going to need this cosmetic herb for your clear layer of melt and pour, it will help to have the stars ready. Since it will save you time to get this herb ready, you should pick out your Star Anise before you begin the recipe. So, look through your bag of Whole Star Anise to find some whole pieces of the Star Anise that you would like to use in the soap. Although you can use broken pieces as long as you don’t mind that ascetic in your final bars of soap. Regardless of your preference, you will need to get together 16 individual whole star anise pieces for this melt and pour soap recipe.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Preparing the Clear Layer of SoapBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Preparing the Clear Layer of Soap

Next, you are going to get the clear melt and pour soap ready to use for your first layer. So, grab your scale and weigh out 200 grams of your Natures Garden Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap into a microwave safe bowl. After, you will need to use your microwave to melt your clear soap base. Melting your soap base should be done in short bursts. You want to use thirty second busts in the microwave until all of the soap is completely melted. This method of melting your soap will prevent you from accidentally over heating your mp soap base.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe After the Soap has Melted

Now, that your melt and pour soap has finished melting you are going to be ready to pour the soap into your mold. You don’t need to add any color to this layer because you will need to see the Star Anise Whole through the melt and pour soap. Further, we don’t need to add fragrance oil to this layer. But, don’t worry about your soap because the bottom layer will be scented. We just can’t scent this clear layer or the fragrance would add a yellow tint to the layer. This is because the soap doesn’t have a color and the Bamboo Hemp Fragrance Oil has a slight yellow tint. So, this layer of your soap should remain unscented and uncolored.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Pouring Your First Soap LayerBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Pouring Your First Soap Layer

After your clear, unscented melt and pour soap has entirely melted, you are ready to pour your melted soap. Be sure to move quickly as you pour your soap as you are going to need to place in the herbs before your soap sets up. So, retrieve the soap mold and the star anise that you have chosen for the top layer of your melt and pour soap. Now, pour your melt and pour soap into your soap mold.

Next, take your whole star anise and place each individual star anise into the center of each cavity in the soap mold. After all of the star anise has been placed, spray the top of your soap layer with the rubbing alcohol. This will release bubbles in the melted soap and help your layers to stick together better. Now, make sure that your layer is completely set up before moving on to the next step.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe After the Clear Soap Layer is Completely Set UpBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Pouring the Second Clear Soap Layer

Now, you will see that your first clear layer has not completely covered the entire whole star anise. This amount of melt and pour soap was intentional, as it will help with the placement of the star anise. Next, we will be pouring the second half of the clear layer to completely cover the star anise whole. The thought process behind this method of embedding the herb was that this will help to hold the herb in place. So, this means that your stars will be less likely to be crooked or start to float. So, your star anise will be better at staying where you put it, in the center and top of your bars of soap.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Pouring the Second Clear LayerBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Pouring the Second Clear Layer

Next, you are going to pour the second half of the clear melt and pour soap layer. So, melt another portion of 200 grams of clear melt and pour soap. You are going to want to melt this batch the same way that you did before to prevent burning the soap. So, use your microwave in 30 second increments. Before you pour this portion of clear melt and pour soap make sure to spray the previous layer with rubbing alcohol. After, pour the second clear layer onto your previously set up soap layer. Then, spray the top of the melt and pour soap layer with the rubbing alcohol.  Allow the final clear layer to completely setup before moving to the next step.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Preparing the Second Layer of Your SoapBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Preparing the White Layer of Your Soap

Next, you are going to be preparing the white layer of your melt and pour soap bars. So, grab your scale and weigh out 590 grams of the Natures Garden’s Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap Base. Next, you will need to melt your soap base with a microwave. Again, we recommend that you use 30 second increments until the soap is entirely liquid. After your soap is entirely melted you are ready to add the fragrance oil. So, weigh out 29 grams of Natures Garden’s Bamboo Hemp Fragrance Oil. Then, you are going to add this refreshing fragrance oil to your melted soap base. Stir in the fragrance evenly to make sure that all of the scent has been incorporated. After, you are ready to move on to the next step.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Pouring the White Layer of Your SoapBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Pouring the White Layer of Your Soap

Now, you are ready to pour your white layer of Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap Base into your soap mold. This white melt and pour soap will be the bottom layer for your finished soap bars. After this final layer is poured, you will want to spray the top with some of the rubbing alcohol. This will help to remove the air bubbles that may be trapped under the surface of this soap layer. Once you spray the soap, wait for this layer to entirely set up. After this white soap layer is entirely hardened, you will be ready for the next step in this process.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Slice Your Finished SoapBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Slice Your Finished Soap

Next, you are going to want to slice your finished slab of soap into individual bars. First, remove the melt and pour soap from your mold. Place the mold on the table or counter top, flip it over, and gently press to release the bamboo hemp soap from the mold. Then, turn the soap over so you can see the top clear layer. You will notice, the mold that you have used will provide you with a single slab of soap, but there are indented portions that are designed for easy cutting. Before you cut, you are going to want to set your slab of layered soap onto the cutting board. Now, you can cut your soap using a knife, or the soap cutter typically used with a mitre box for soap making. So, use your chosen cutting implement to slice along the lower sections of the melt and pour soap slab. Once you cut along each line you will end up with 16 individual soap bars that each soap embedded with a whole star anise. Now, you have completed your melt and pour soaps and are ready to use your finished soap!

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Share Your CreationsBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Share Your Creations

Finally, your melt and pour soap creation is ready for you to use. We hope that you enjoy your finished products! This finished soap is great for use as lovely decoration or a wonderful skin loving soap recipe. If you would love to share your experience, we would love to see your finished products! If you would like to share pictures, share stories of your experience, or even ask some questions, then you can find us on our Instagram and Twitter @ngscents or you can follow us on our Facebook page! Also, you can easily find our Facebook page by clicking here. We would love to hear from you and see your handmade candle, soap, and cosmetic creations!

 

Natures Garden is not responsible for the performance of any of the recipes that are provided on our website. Testing is your own responsibility. If you plan to resell any recipes that we provide, it is your responsibility to adhere to all FDA regulations if applicable. If there are ingredients listed in a recipe that Natures Garden does not sell, we cannot offer any advice on where to purchase those ingredients. We also do not offer any advice on formulating or altering recipes.

Sep
08

Best Winter Fragrance Oils


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Best Winter Fragrance OilsBest Winter Fragrance Oils

The best Winter fragrance oils from Natures Garden will give off a wonderful aroma for the holiday season in all your homemade candles and handcrafted bath and body products. Whether you are looking for a cinnamon fragrance or a wonderful bakery scent you are sure to find that aroma that sends you products over the top. Do not forget about the smooth vanillas or the unique Christmas Tree Fragrance Oil, both perfect for your homemade candles and wax melts. No matter what you create, you are going to find the fragrance oil that is just right for you and your products! Also, check out Natures Garden recipes that we made using some of these Natures Garden winter fragrance oils!

 

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Bayberry Fragrance OilBest Winter Fragrance Oils Bayberry Fragrance Oil

First, Natures Garden has a best seller for the holiday season. Bayberry Fragrance Oil is a wonderful blend of fir and balsam and delicate spicy undertones of nutmeg and ginger. Bayberry Fragrance Oil include a top note of bayberry, followed by middle notes of nutmeg, ginger, and clove. Lastly, Bayberry Fragrance Oil is rounded with base notes of musk, fir, cedar, balsam, and cypress.

 

Bayberry Fragrance Oil Soap Results

 

While testing Bayberry Fragrance Oil in homemade CP soap, we found some acceleration. We recommend soaping at room temperature. Also, there is no ricing, no separation,  and no discoloration.  A true bayberry scent that stays strong!

 

Bayberry Fragrance Oil Candle Color Suggestion

 

If you decide to color your homemade candles, Natures Garden recommends using six drops of red liquid candle dye and a small amount of black liquid candle dye. Or you can shred a small amount of red and black color blocks into your melted wax. This suggestion is based on four pounds of wax.

 

Christmas Tree Fragrance OilBest Winter Fragrance Oils Christmas Tree Fragrance Oil

Here is an NG original scent. Also, a best seller! Natures Garden will have you ready to start decorating for the Christmas season.  Why not decorate your home with the scent of fresh Christmas tree?  Christmas Tree Fragrance Oil begins with top notes of fresh lime and pine; with middle notes of pepper and cardamon; with a base note of scotch pine. A perfect scent for homemade candles using Joy wax, soy wax, and WOW wax.

 

Christmas Tree Fragrance Oils Candle Color Suggestion

 

When coloring your homemade candle with Christmas Tree Fragrance Oil, we suggest shredding a small amount of green and black color blocks into your melted wax. Or you can use five drops of green liquid candle dye and one drop of black liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax.

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Christmas Wreath Fragrance OilBest Winter Fragrance Oils Christmas Wreath Fragrance Oil

Next, Natures Garden has a traditional and welcoming scent of the holidays. You will get a warm aroma of fresh cut boughs of pine, balsam, hollyberry and earthy pine cones. Christmas Wreath Fragrance Oil is great to use in your homemade soap. Also, this fragrance oil can be used in your homemade candles! Either way, Christmas Wreath Fragrance Oil will make a great addition to your line.

 

 

While testing Christmas Wreath Fragrance Oil in CP soap, we found no acceleration, no ricing, no separation, and no discoloration. Christmas Wreath Fragrance Oil is a very strong scent in cold process soap.

 

Christmas Wreath Fragrance Oil Candle Color Suggestion

 

While coloring your homemade candles, we suggest using five drops of green liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Or shred a small amount of green color block into your melted wax. Never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

 

Christmas Wreath Fragrance Oil Christmas Wreath Fire Starters Recipe

 

Natures Garden has a great recipe for starting a fire in your fireplace. This recipe will make about 11 scented fire starters. Christmas Wreath Fire Starters are scented with Christmas Wreath Fragrance Oil and are made will pillar of bliss wax. Definitely, a cool and fun project to make for the holiday season.

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Cranberry Relish Fragrance OilBest Winter Fragrance Oils Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil

Now Natures Garden has a wonderful Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil. You will get a nice fresh tart cranberry aroma. It may sound undesirable but we definitely recommend giving this fragrance oil a try. No matter what you use it in, either homemade candles or homemade bath and body products, this fragrance oil will not disappoint!

 

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil CP Soap Results

 

When using Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil in cold process soap we found that it is a perfect pour! Also, no separation, no ricing, no acceleration, and no discoloration. Has a super strong and rich aroma in cold process soap.

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil Candle Color Suggestion

 

If you decide to color your homemade candles, we suggesting coloring it with a small shred of red and black color blocks into your melted wax. Also you can use five drops of red liquid candle dye and one drop of black liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax.

 

 

 Best Winter Fragrance Oils Candy Cane Fragrance OilBest Winter Fragrance Oils Candy Cane Fragrance Oil

Now, we have a wonderful combination of fresh peppermint leaves and sweet ripened strawberries, on a dry down of vanilla. With top notes of spearmint and peppermint. Followed by middle notes of strawberries and eucalyptus. Lastly, with a well rounded base notes of musk and vanilla. A super fun fragrance oil for the holiday! Let your imagination sore while making homemade crafts with Candy Cane Fragrance Oil.

 

 Best Winter Fragrance Oils Candy Cane Fragrance Oil CP Soap Results

 

While testing Candy Cane Fragrance Oil in cold process soap, Natures Garden found that it does discolor to a brown due to the 7% of vanillin in the fragrance oil. Also Natures Garden found no separation, no acceleration, and no ricing. Definitely super strong and true scent!

 

 Best Winter Fragrance Oils Candy Cane Fragrance Oil Candle Color Suggestion

 

When coloring your homemade candles with Candy Cane Fragrance Oil, we suggest using six drops of red liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Also, you can shred a small amount of red color block into your melted wax.

 

 Best Winter Fragrance Oils Candy Cane Fragrance Oil Candy Cane Candle Recipe

A great homemade candle recipe for Christmas! Candy Cane Candle Recipe is a layered candle with peppermint embeds.  This candle making tutorial will also show you how to whip our Joy Wax! Not only does this candle look great, it is scented with our sweet and minty candy cane scent!

 

 Best Winter Fragrance Oils Holly Berry Fragrance OilBest Winter Fragrance Oils Holly Berry Fragrance Oil

Next, Natures Garden has a great scent for winter! This wonderful fragrance oil is a well-balanced blend of pine, bayberry, clove, cinnamon, and lemon rinds. A great fragrance oil to use for all your homemade candles and homemade bath and body products. Certainly a great fragrance oil to add to your winter fragrance line!

 

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Holly Berry Fragrance Oil CP Soap Result

 

While testing Holly Berry Fragrance Oil in cold process soap, Natures Garden found slight acceleration and discolors to a plum color. However, we did not find any ricing and no separation. A very strong scent retention!

 

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Holly Berry Fragrance Oil Candle Color Suggestion

If you decide to color your homemade candles scented with Holly Berry Fragrance Oil, Natures Garden suggests using a small amount of shredded green color block into your melted wax. Alternatively, you can use six drops of green liquid candle dye and one drop of black liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax.

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Jack Frost Fragrance OilBest Winter Fragrance Oils Jack Frost Fragrance Oil

What a fun name for a fragrance oil, especially for winter! Jack Frost Fragrance Oil is a crisp clean peppermint aroma with hints of vanilla bean. You can use Jack Frost Fragrance Oil for your homemade bath and body products and your homemade candles. You can always rename this fragrance oil to be able to sell it year round!

 

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Jack Frost Fragrance Oil CP Soap Results

 

When testing Jack Frost Fragrance Oil in cold process soap, we found it is a Perfect Pour! There was no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. We did find it discolors to a brown. The aroma will be minty, fresh, clean, and very strong!

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Jack Frost Fragrance Oil Candle Color Suggestion

 

If you decide to color your homemade candle scented with Jack Frost Fragrance Oil, we did not color the candle. We kept it natural which is white. We feel this perfectly represents this wonderful winter scent.

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Jack Frost Fragrance Oil Recipe

 

For all you potpourri lovers, Natures Garden has a wonderful Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri Recipe. This is the perfect gift for the winter months.  It is simple to make and is a a deliciously scented scoopable wax for your burner!

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Jack Frost Fragrance Oil Recipe

 

Also, Natures Garden has a fun craft activity to do with your children! Scented Play Dough Recipe is made out of cream of tartar and scented with many different fragrance oils from Natures Garden including Jack Frost Fragrance Oil.

 

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Hansel and Gretels HouseBest Winter Fragrance Oils Hansel and Gretels House Fragrance Oil

This fragrance is simply amazing! Beginning with top notes of lemon, orange, and bergamot. Followed by middle notes of honey, ginger, nutmeg, and clove. Finally, well-balanced with base notes of vanilla bean and cocoa. A great fragrance oil for your homemade candle making supplies for the holiday season! Do not forget you can always change the name of the fragrance oil to use it year round.

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Hansel and Gretels House Candle Color Suggestion

While making your homemade candles using Hansel and Gretels House Fragrance Oil, We suggest using three drops of brown liquid candle dye and one drop of yellow candle liquid dye per four pounds of wax. Or you can shred a small amount of yellow and brown color blocks into your melted wax.

 

 

Natures Garden has a great craft for the holiday season! Scented Christmas Card Recipe is a simple recipe to follow and will leave all your Christmas cards smelling amazing!

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Peppermint Fragrance OilBest Winter Fragrance Oils Peppermint Fragrance Oil

Next, we have a great Peppermint Fragrance Oil! This fragrance oil is very crisp, clean, and true to the peppermint scent. Peppermint Fragrance Oil is great for all lines of homemade crafts including homemade candle making and homemade bath and body products. Nice and strong aroma! You can not go wrong adding this fragrance oil to your collection.

 

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Peppermint Fragrance Oil CP Soap Result

 

When testing Peppermint Fragrance Oil in cold process soap, we found that it was a perfect pour! Also, there was no ricing, no acceleration, no discoloration, and no separation. Super strong scent retention.

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Peppermint Fragrance Oil Candle Color Suggestion

If you decide to color your homemade candles scented with Peppermint Fragrance Oil, we recommend going with a green candle. To get the color we suggest, using two drops of green liquid candle colorant per four pounds of wax. Also, you can shred a small amount of green color block into your melted wax.

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Peppermint Fragrance Oil Recipe

Peppermint Fragrance Oil makes a great Peppermint Cold Process Soap Recipe! This recipe will make about three pounds of CP soap. Be sure to have all the right safety equipment while using lye.

 

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance OilBest Winter Fragrance Oils Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance Oil

Last, Natures Garden has a fun fragrance that begins with top notes of pineapple, crispy apple, and zests of orange. Followed by middle notes of neroli and cinnamon. With base notes of sandalwood, bamboo, fresh musk, and patchouli. Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance Oil will make a great addition to any fragrance line whether it’s for homemade soap or homemade candle recipes!

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance Oil CP Soap Results

If you decide to use Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance Oil in your homemade CP soap, we found there was no acceleration, no separation, and no ricing. It does discolor to a tan but does have a strong scent retention!

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance Oil Candle Color Suggestion

When coloring your homemade candle scented with Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance Oil, we suggest coloring your homemade candle with a small amount of red color block into your melted wax. Also, you can use six drops of red liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Either way will get you the red shown!

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Wintery Candy Apple Fragrance Oil Recipe

A prefect soap recipe for both fall and winter, another soap recipe from Natures Garden that is super easy to make.  This melt and pour soap recipe uses our Winter Candy Apple scent to create soap that looks good enough to eat! Candy Apple Soap Recipe is a quick and easy mp soap recipe using our SLS free soap base.

 

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Crackling Firewood Fragrance OilBest Winter Fragrance Oils Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil

Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden is a masculine arrangement that begins with top notes of herbaceous pine, balsam, and citrus bergamot; leading to middle notes of white flowers and earthy sandalwood; sitting on base notes of woodsy patchouli and violet.

 

 

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil Soap

When testing Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil in cold process soap we found slight acceleration, no separation, no ricing.  The cured soap also maintained a strong scent.  Finally, the finished soap discolored to a light tan.

 

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil Candle

When coloring your homemade candles, we suggest using 4 drops red liquid candle dye along with 3 drops brown liquid candle dye. Alternatively, you could use a small amount of shredded red and brown color blocks. These recommendations are based on a four pound batch of wax.

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Sugar Cookies Fragrance OilBest Winter Fragrance Oils Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a warm butter cookie, with a background of vanilla. A Best Seller! Our customers love this fragrance oil no matter the application. In fact, one client stated, “I made candles with this scent in Joy Wax and it throws so well; one candle makes my whole downstairs smell like I am actually baking sugar cookies. It smells so good I have to fight the urge to bake some.”

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oil Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil

Next, when creating cp soap with Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil, our testing showed no acceleration, no ricing, no separation, and a good scent retention.  This cookie scent did discolor to a dark brown.  We suggest using Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help with the discoloration.

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil Candle

Are you trying to decide how to color your homemade candles? We suggest coloring them with 2 drops yellow liquid candle dye or a small amount of shredded yellow color block per 4 pounds of wax.

 

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil Body Butter Recipe

Now, are you ready to create a fabulous body butter recipe with Natures Garden’s Sugar Cookie Fragrance Oil?  Try our Sugar Cookie Whipped Body Butter Recipe for an amazing treat for your skin. This body butter recipe includes both shea butter and coconut oil that your skin is bound to love!

 

Best Winter Fragrance Oils Cinnamon Sticks Fragrance OilBest Winter Fragrance Oils Cinnamon Sticks Fragrance Oil

Finally, last but not least, Cinnamon Sticks Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the aroma of freshly ground cinnamon bark. This spicy scent is one of our best sellers.  If you are looking for a straight cinnamon fragrance, this is the one you need.  Cinnamon Sticks Fragrance Oil is perfect for all types of candle wax.  Whether you are making candles or wax melts, this is a wonderful, strong, and spicy winter aroma.

 

When coloring your handmade candles and homemade wax melts, we suggest using 3 drops brown plus 1 drop red liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax.  Another option is to shred a small amount of brown and red color block into your melted wax

 

We hope you love this list of the best winter fragrance oils from Natures Garden. Do not be shy, we would love to see what you use these winter fragrance oils in. Post on our Facebook page to show us your creations. Also you can upload your product pictures on our show and tell page on our website!

Mar
13

Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe


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Peeps Cupcake Soaps RecipePeeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe

Check out an easy way to create some deliciously scented Melt and Pour Soap cupcakes! This Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe is a formulation by Natures Garden that is perfect for spring. Not only do these cupcakes have soft, springtime colors, but they both have little bunny peep soaps on top. We all know that these little bunnies are made just for the Easter Sunday and are a perfect reminder of spring. These cupcake soaps would look super cute next to the sink as a decorative soap this holiday. Not only are they absolutely adorable, but they smell delicious. So, try out a cute melt and pour soap recipe and see how cute they really are!

Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Ingredients From Natures Garden

Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap

Whipped Soap Base

Lemon Fragrance Oil

Vegetable Glycerin

Cupcake Mold Market Mold

Peeps Bunny Silicone Soap Mold

FUN Soap Colorant Neon Pink

FUN Soap Colorant Neon Yellow

8 oz. Clear PET Bullet Bottles

Black Fine Mist Sprayers 24/410

Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Other Equipment and Ingredients

Microwave safe-Mixing Bowls (4)

Stirring Spoons

Knife

Microwave

Scale

Spatula

Decorating Sprinkles

Rubbing Alcohol

Sugar

Hand Mixer

Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Weights and Amounts of Ingredients

521 grams of Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap

215 grams of Whipped Soap Base

35 grams of Lemon Fragrance Oil

21 grams of Vegetable Glycerin

2 grams of FUN Soap Colorant Neon Pink

1 gram of FUN Soap Colorant Neon Yellow

Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Clean and Sanitize

Before you get started on creating your cupcake soaps, make sure that your supplies and workspace is ready to work with. First, make sure your equipment is cleaned to prevent contamination. Second, clear away objects not necessary for the project and wash down your workspace to make sure your soaps don’t get dirty. Once this has been done gather your ingredients and get started.

Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Melting the Oatmeal SoapPeeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Melting the Oatmeal Soap

First, we are going to melt our first portion of your melt and pour soap. Take your scale and one of your mixing bowls. Tare the weight of your bowl and weigh 153 grams of the Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap. Use a microwave to melt the soap in 30-second intervals. Once it is entirely melted we are ready for the next step.

Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Creating the Yellow Soap

Next, we are going to color your melted soap. Take your melted soap and place it on your scale. Tare the weight of the bowl. Weigh out 2 grams of Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant and 7 grams of Lemon Fragrance Oil. Mix these ingredients together until the color is evenly dispersed.

Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Pouring the Yellow SoapPeeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Pouring the Yellow Soap

Now, we are going to create the solid soap bottom of the yellow cupcake. Take your bowl with the yellow soap and pour it into one of the cavities in the cupcake mold. Spray the freshly poured soap with rubbing alcohol, so that the bubbles are removed from the soap. After, pour your remaining yellow soap into a cavity of the peeps silicone soap mold. Remember to spray this soap with alcohol as well.

Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Melting More Oatmeal Soap

Second, you are going to melt more Oatmeal Soap into a new bowl. So, take a clean bowl and tare its weight from your scale. Weigh 153 grams of the Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap into the bowl. Next, use the microwave to melt this second batch of soap. Again, use 30 second increments to avoid boiling.

Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Creating the Soap PinkPeeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Creating the Pink Soap

Now, we are going to color this second batch of soap pink. Take your freshly melted batch of soap and tare its weight from the scale. Weigh 1 gram of Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant and 7 grams of the Lemon Fragrance Oil into the soap. Stir the ingredients thoroughly to achieve an even color and scent.

Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Pouring the Pink SoapPeeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Pouring the Pink Soap

Finally, we are going to use this yellow soap to create the other cupcake bottom. Take the mold with the pink soap still inside. Pour the yellow soap into the remaining cavity of the cupcake mold. Then, spray the top of this soap immediately to release air bubbles. Also, pour the remaining melted soap into another of the Peeps Bunny Silicone Soap Mold cavities. Spray this soap as well.

Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Preparing the Peep BunniesPeeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Preparing the Peep Bunnies

After the soaps in the Peeps Bunny Silicone Soap Mold have completely set up, remove the two peep bunnies from the mold. Spray them both lightly with some rubbing alcohol and sprinkle them with sugar. Make sure that you cover the entire peep well. Now, set these both aside for later use.

Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Preparing Whipped Soap Base

Next, we are going to get the Whipped Soap Base ready to use in a later step. Take a bowl you haven’t used yet and a scale. Tare the weight of your bowl and weigh 215 grams of the Whipped Soap Base into the bowl. Now, use the hand mixer to make this soap nice and fluffy. Once you’re done, set this aside for later use.

Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Preparing Soap for the Topping

Now, you are going to get some of the Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap ready for the cupcake topping. Take a new bowl and your scale. Tare the weight of the bowl and weigh in 215 grams of the Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap. Melt this soap in 30 second increments. Once this is entirely melted, weigh in 21 grams of vegetable glycerin and 21 grams of the Lemon Fragrance Oil. Mix these ingredients well.

Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Combining the Melted and Whipped Soaps

Next, you will mix the Melt and Pour Soap and the Whipped Soap together. Retrieve the bowl of fluffed Whipped Soap Base and pour the melt and pour soap into it. Then, use the hand mixture to blend the soaps together and create a fluffy frosting appearance.

Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Frosting the CupcakesPeeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Frosting the Cupcakes

After the topping is well fluffed you are going to add it to the cupcake bases. First, take the pink and yellow soaps that are still inside their mold. Spray the tops with a bit of rubbing alcohol. Then, use a spoon or spatula to put the whipped topping on the soaps. Try your best to make the frosting look like an actual cupcake! Once the cupcakes have been frosted, place your peep bunny soaps on top. You can either put the same color bunny on the base or switch the colors.

Peeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Adding the Finishing TouchesPeeps Cupcake Soaps Recipe Adding the Finishing Touches

Finally, you will add the decorating sprinkles to finish off your cupcakes. First, sprinkle the tops of your cupcakes with some decorative sprinkles. Second, remove the soaps from the molds once the topping is fully set up. Now, your cupcakes are finally ready to use!

Jun
12

Honeycomb Scent


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honeycomb fragrance oilHoneycomb Fragrance Oil– Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Spring is here! Don’t you just love hearing the birds chirping, the bees buzzing, and feel the warm spring air moving around you? I know I can hardly wait for the warm weather and I’m sure you can’t either. With the warm weather bringing those buzzing bees, you know what that means. It’s almost time for fresh honey. Our Honeycomb scent perfectly captures the wonderful aroma of a freshly made honeycomb, you can almost hear the busy bees buzzing around it. This fragrance is sure to fill your home with all of the excitement of spring and the aroma of freshly made honey just waiting to be eaten.

What Does Honeycomb Smell Like?

Honeycomb Scent by Nature’s Garden is a fragrance that is like a spring garden fresh in bloom. It is a floral classic fragrance that starts with opening notes of geranium, rose petals, and velvety violets that are surrounded by fresh orchard fruits and sweet honey nectar.

How Do Our Customers Use Honeycomb Fragrance Oil?

If you’re looking for the perfect fragrance to bring the beauty of spring time to your home and into your projects, then our Honeycomb scent does just that! It is sure to fill your home with the warm feeling of happiness and all of the excitement of spring. For all of the candle makers out there, our Honeycomb scent is everything you’ve ever wanted. This fragrance works nice and strong in soy wax, as well as performing perfectly in joy wax and wow wax. For all of the potpourri and incense makers out there, this scent is absolutely perfect for you. It has a maximum usage rate of 50%. You can easily fill your home with this deliciously fun aroma by using this fragrance to create some nice and strong homemade aroma beads.

For bath and body products, our Honeycomb fragrance has a maximum usage rate of 5%. Some common bath and body products that can include this lovely scent are perfumes, lotions, bath gels, soaps, and bath oils. This fragrance does not have any vanillin content contained within it, meaning that it should not tend to discolor your soaps and other homemade bath and body products. For all of the cold process soap makers out there, this wonderful fragrance is exactly what you’ve always been searching for. Our cold process results are: there is no acceleration or ricing and this fragrance has a perfect pour. It also does not have any discoloration problems and the scent is totally awesome.

I’m sure you’re anxious to get your hands on this amazing fragrance as soon as you possibly can, but hold on just a second because it gets better and better. Here at Nature’s Garden, we offer many great free classes and recipes, and our free Honeycomb Soap recipe is actually made with our Honeycomb fragrance oil. This is one recipe you won’t be able to resist. Please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Nature’s Garden if you have any questions, concerns, or thoughts, and enjoy this amazing scent! Keep watching for even more fragrance fun!

 

May
28

Tropical Fish Soap Recipe


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fish-soapTropical Fish Soap Recipe

Soap up the ocean with our Under the Sea Soap Recipe scented with Natures Garden’s Ocean Mist Fragrance Oil. These adorable little fish soap will have you swimming for joy! Who could resist the sweetness of dipping into cool ocean water while small colorful fish play at your feet? We sure couldn’t! These fishy soaps would be perfect for fish lovers, ocean admirers, and beach fanatics alike. We were inspired by the beauty of ocean life and hope you will be too.

 

Here are the ingredients and materials you will need:

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

Basic Rectangle- Mold Market Molds

Ocean Mist Fragrance Oil

Da Bomb Soap Dye- Blue

FUN Soap Colorant- Neon Orange

FUN Soap Colorant- Neon Pink

FUN Soap Colorant- Neon Yellow

8 oz. Clear PET Bullet Bottles

Black Fine Mist Sprayers 24/410

Cutting Board

Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons

Microwave Safe Glass Containers

Large Knife

Rubbing Alcohol (in spray bottle)

Fish Embeds Candle and Soap Mold (www.flexiblemolds.com)

Begin by sanitizing your work area and necessary materials. It is recommended to wear protective clothing during the making of this recipe.

Fish-Soap-4You will first be creating the fish embeds. In a microwave safe bowl, melt 60 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. After the soap is melted add 3 grams of Ocean Mist Fragrance Oil.

Next, separate the melted soap into three bowls, 20 grams in each bowl. Add 3 drops of neon orange soap colorant to one bowl, 1 drop of neon pink colorant to the next, and 1 drop of neon yellow colorant to the final bowl.

Then, pour the soap into the Fish Embed Candle and Soap Mold from www.flexiblemolds.com. Spray the top of these soaps with rubbing alcohol in order to release air bubbles. After, the soap sets up, remove them from the mold, there should be enough to make four fish of each color.

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The next step is to prepare the blue colored soap. Using a microwave safe bowl, melt 390 grams of Nature’s Garden Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. After the soap has melted completely, add 1 drop of Da Bomb Soap Dye, and 19 grams of Ocean Mist scent and mix well.

 

 

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Using the Basic Rectangle Mold Market Mold and fill each cavity about halfway with the blue colored soap.  Again, you will want to spray the soap with rubbing alcohol to release air bubbles.

 

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Add the fish. Take the fish that you prepared previously and place the colored fish face down into the blue soap.

 

 

 

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Spray this layer with rubbing alcohol and fill the cavities with the remainder of the blue soap.
Lastly, after the soap sets up, you can remove the soap from the mold. Now your Tropical Fish Soap is ready for use! Enjoy!

 

 

This Tropical Fish Soap Recipe is a perfect way to bring a small piece of an ocean paradise home to you. We hope you enjoy this recipe and had as much fun with these little fish as we did! For even more fragrance fun visit all of our free craft recipes! Keep watching for even more creative soap and candle making ideas.

May
26

Salt Water Taffy Soap Recipe


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Salt Water Taffy Soap RecipeSalt Water Taffy Soap Recipe

Salt Water Taffy Soap Recipe is sure to take you back to your childhood.  Not only does it have a great candy scent, but it also shows you an adorable way to package soap.  We took these fun soaps to a couple soap gatherings over the past couple months and they were a huge hit!  We had many soap makers ask how exactly we made these.  So by popular request here are the instructions for this unique salt water taffy fragranced soap.

Things you will need:

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

FUN Soap Colorant- Neon Blue

FUN Soap Colorant- Neon Orange

FUN Soap Colorant- Neon Pink

FUN Soap Colorant- Neon Green

Salt Water Taffy Fragrance Oil

Silicone Soap Mold- 4 Loaf Mold

8 oz. Clear PET Bullet Bottle

White Fine Mist Sprayer 24/410

4 Microwave Safe Containers

Scale

Mixing Spoons

Cutting Board

Knife

Rubbing Alcohol

Parchment Paper

Twist Ties

Total Amounts for Blue Soap:

219 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

10 grams Salt Water Taffy Fragrance Oil

3 drops FUN Soap Colorant- Neon Blue

Total Amounts for Orange Soap:

219 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

10 grams Salt Water Taffy Fragrance Oil

4 drops FUN Soap Colorant- Neon Orange

Total Amounts for Pink Soap:

219 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

10 grams Salt Water Taffy Fragrance Oil

2 drops FUN Soap Colorant- Neon Pink

Total Amounts for Green Soap:

219 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

10 grams Salt Water Taffy Fragrance Oil

3 drops FUN Soap Colorant- Neon Green

Salt-Water-Taffy-Soap-Recipe

 

Begin with four heat safe bowls.  Place 219 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap in each bowl.  Use a microwave to melt the soap.  We recommend melting the soap base 30 seconds at a time until it is completely melted.

 

 

Salt-Water-Taffy-Soap-RecipeOnce it is melted, add 10 grams of Natures Garden’s Salt Water Taffy Fragrance Oil to each bowl.  Stir well to fully incorporate the fragrance oil.

In the first bowl, add three drops of the neon blue soap colorant.  To the second bowl, add two drops of the neon pink colorant.  The third bowl will need four drops of the neon orange colorant.  In last bowl, place three drops of the neon green soap colorant.  Stir each bowl well to incorporate the colors.

 

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Once the color is mixed,  pour your soap.  Pour each color into its own cavity of the mold.  Once the soap has setup, you can go ahead and remove the melt and pour soap from the mold.  Cut it into three equal sections.

Lastly, it is time to wrap your soap.  Using scissors, cut strips of parchment paper.  They need to be 6 inches long and 7 inches wide.  Wrap the soap with the parchment paper and use a twist ties to close the sides.  It will look similar to wrapped piece of salt water taffy.

This recipe is not only simple and fun to make, it also gives you an easy, inexpensive, and creative way to package your soap.  It’s the perfect craft to do with your kids as well!  We hope that you  have as much fun making this recipe as we did!  For even more fragrance fun visit all of our free craft recipes!   Keep watching for even more creative soap and candle making ideas.

Mar
12

Herbs in Melt and Pour Soap


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herbs in melt and pour soapHerbs in Melt and Pour Soap

Hello everyone, it’s time for a new creation!! We have created our new Chamomile Clay Soap using dried chamomile flowers & Rhassoul Clay to create a soap that exfoliates your skin while removing toxins! There are many amazing benefits to having herbs in melt and pour soap, especially as they work as an exfoliant for your skin! Chamomile actually helps to make your skin softer, reduce wrinkles and stretch marks, as well as working to heal flaky skin!

 

Ingredients:

Clay Soap Layer: 

120 grams of Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap

6 grams of Watercress and Aloe Fragrance Oil

7 grams of Rhassoul Clay Powder

11 grams of Vegetable Glycerin

Chamomile Flower Layer:

180 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

9 grams of Watercress and Aloe Fragrance Oil

10 grams of Whole Chamomile Flowers

Other Ingredients Needed:

Rectangle Dome Top Mold Market Mold

8 oz. Clear Bullet Bottle

White Fine Mist Sprayer 24/410

Rubbing Alcohol

Pam or other cooking spray

Mixing Bowls

Mixing Spoons

Paper Towels

Scale

Directions:

Start by spraying a paper towel with your cooking spray and then gently rubbing your paper towel into your mold. The cooking spray will help to make the soap easier to release from the mold when it is finished. Next, go ahead and weigh out 180 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap into one bowl, and 120 grams of Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap into another. Then into a third bowl, measure out 7 grams of Rhassoul Clay Powder and 11 grams of Vegetable Glycerin. Mix the clay and glycerin together thoroughly to make a paste.

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Take the bowl with the Oatmeal Soap and in the microwave, melt down your soap. When it is fully melted, add your clay and vegetable paste mixture to the melted soap, as well as 6 grams of Watercress and Aloe Fragrance Oil. Make sure to mix it all together thoroughly. Once this is fully mixed together, pour your soap equally into 2 cavities of your mold. (Hint: If you pour into the middle, it will spread out more evenly!) Make sure to spray this layer with rubbing alcohol directly after pouring to defeat any air bubbles! Now let your soap sit, giving it enough time to set up and harden. If you pour the next layer too soon, the separate layers may combine with each other, and you may have brown coming into your clear layer.

herbs in melt and pour soap

Once your first layer has set up, go ahead and melt down your Diamond Clear soap in the microwave. When it is fully melted, add 9 grams of our Watercress and Aloe fragrance. Mix them together thoroughly. Before you pour it however, make sure to once again spray your first layer with rubbing alcohol, this will help each layer to adhere to each other. Then, go ahead and pour your clear layer on top of your brown layer. Once that is poured, you will need to work quickly to add your chamomile. Make sure to get your herbs down into the soap as much as you can, but do it quickly to get them in there before your layer hardens. (We have used 7 grams of chamomile for our soap, but you do not have to! Use as much or as little as you want!) Then leave your soap to sit until it has completely hardened.

herbs in melt and pour soap

herbs in melt and pour soap

Once it has hardened, your Chamomile Clay Soap is ready for you to use! Make sure to carefully remove it from your mold, and enjoy it! Make sure to check out all the rest of our free recipes and classes as well! Keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Mar
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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