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Aug
16

Champagne CP Soap Project


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Champagne CP Soap ProjectChampagne CP Soap Project

Anyone that is curious about how to make soap with champagne will love this soap recipe from Natures Garden. Our Champagne CP Soap Project provides you with a diy bath and body recipe that is gorgeous and cares for the skin. First, this cosmetic recipe uses soap making supplies, like cosmetic oils, that will nourish the skin. Plus, this cold process soap includes the sweet aroma of our Champagne Pomegranate Fragrance Oil that is enhanced by wonderful effervescent notes of champagne. So, you can use this moisturizing cold process soap recipe to make cp soap that is nourishing, has a gorgeous scent, and a beautiful swirled soap design. So, take a look at the soap blog below for details on this recipe for making soap.

Natures Garden Ingredients for the Champagne CP Soap Project

Lye
Champagne Pomegranate Fragrance Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Avocado Oil
Mango Butter
Palm Oil
Macadamia Nut Oil
Coconut Oil 76
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Deep Purple FUN Soap Colorant
Titanium Dioxide
Safety MASK for Soap Making- 2 count
Natures Garden Apron
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
Thermometer
Safety GLOVES for Soap Making- 1 pair

Other Ingredients and Supplies for the Champagne CP Soap Project

Scale
Champagne
Distilled Water
Mixing Bowls
Rubber Spatula
Stick Blender
Vinegar
Wooden Skewer

Weights for the Base of the Champagne CP Soap

129 grams of Water
129 grams of Champagne
95 grams of Lye

136 grams of Mango Butter
68 grams of Avocado Oil
136 grams of Palm Oil
68 grams of Sweet Almond Oil
136 grams of Macadamia Nut Oil
51 grams of Champagne Pomegranate Fragrance Oil
136 grams of Coconut Oil 76

Weights for the Red Soap Colorant for the Champagne Soap 

5 grams of FUN Soap Colorant Tomato Red
5 grams of FUN Soap Colorant Deep

Weights for the White Soap Colorant for the Champagne Soap 

12 grams of Titanium Dioxide
A small amount of your soaping oils

Make Preparations for the Champagne CP Soap Project

Before you start working on your handcrafted soap, you will have to make some preparations for the Champagne CP Soap Project. First, you are going to want to gather all of your soap making supplies that are listed for this cosmetic recipe. Additionally, you are going to want to clean off a work space to allow yourself the space that you would need to make easy homemade soap recipes with lye. Also, you will want to prepare a spray bottle of vinegar for you to use later in this soap making method.

Boil the Champagne for the Cold Process Soap RecipeBoil the Champagne for the Cold Process Soap Recipe

Another preparation that you will need to make is to boiling the champagne for your soap recipe with lye. So, you will want to place this alcohol into a pot. Then, use a stove top to boil it for about 30-40 minutes. Be sure that you stir your champagne periodically as it boils.

 

 

After this amount of time has elapsed, you will weigh out and carefully pour the champagne into ice cube freezer trays. Next, you will place these trays in the freezer overnight. When you are ready to make your champagne soap, the frozen champagne  cubes will be used to replace half of the water portion in the water/lye solution.

Using Alcohol in Soap Making

We have some advice for using alcohol in soap making. When you are choosing your champagne, we would recommend that you try to use something with a lower sugar content. If you are using a type of champagne with a high sugar content, then it will speed up gel. This extra sugar will increase the likelihood that your soap batter will bubble up and out of the soap mold. While it is less likely, this may occur even with the lower sugar content for your champagne. With this in mind, you will want to prepare for this possibility. So, take proper precautions at safeguarding the surface your mold is placed on.

Making Preparations for the Champagne CP Soap Project

Before you begin this cold process soap recipe, you will be making preparations for the Champagne CP Soap Project. First, you are going to want to collect all of your soaping supplies that are listed above for this free soap making recipe. Additionally, you are going to want to clear up a work area to give yourself the space needed to make soap 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.

Making the Lye Solution for the Champagne CP Soap 

You are going to be making the lye solution for the Champagne CP Soap. First, you will need to prepare the mixture of water and champagne. So, you will need 129 grams of water and 129 grams of the champagne that you have already frozen.

Making the Lye Solution for the Champagne CP Soap 

 

 

 

Second, you will need to measure out the lye for soap making. So, you will need to weigh 95 grams of the lye into a separate bowl. Now, you are ready to add the lye to your water/champagne. As you add the lye, you will want to slowly stir the mixture. Then, let the solution cool to room temperature.  

Prepare the Cosmetic Oils for the Champagne CP Soap RecipePrepare the Cosmetic Oils for the Champagne CP Soap Recipe

Also, you are going to want to prepare the cosmetic oils for the Champagne CP Soap Recipe. So, you will need to weigh and add these soaping oils to a mixing bowl. You will need 136 grams of Mango Butter, 68 grams of Sweet Almond Oil, 136 grams of Palm Oil, 68 grams of Avocado Oil, 136 grams of Macadamia Nut Oil, and 136 grams of Coconut Oil 76. Once you have all of these wholesale oils weighed out, you will want to set them aside to cool down.

Get the Soap Colorants Ready for the Soap Procedure

While you are waiting for your soaping oils and lye solution to cool, you can get the soap colorants ready for the soap procedure. So, you will need two small bowls. One of these bowls will have 5 grams of FUN Soap Colorant Tomato Red and 5 grams of FUN Soap Colorant Deep Purple. The second bowl should have 12 grams of Titanium Dioxide mixed with a small amount of your melted soaping oils. Then, mix up the white colorant for your soap. Now, you can set these two soap colorants to the side for a later step.

Mix Your Soaping Oils and Lye Solution for the Champagne Soap Mix Your Soaping Oils and Lye Solution for the Champagne Soap 

Now you are ready to mix your soaping oils and lye solution for the champagne soap. So, you will want to pour your lye solution into your melted oil mixture. Then, you will need to use a stick blender to thoroughly mix these bath soap ingredients together. After everything has been mixed together you are ready for the next step.

Adding the Fragrance Oil for the CP Soap RecipeAdding the Fragrance Oil for the CP Soap Recipe

At this point, you are going to be adding the fragrance oil for the cp soap recipe. So, you will need to weigh and add 51 grams of the Champagne Pomegranate Fragrance Oil. This scented oil will give your soap the scent of a sparkling bouquet of grapefruit, lemon, and orange. These refreshing top notes are blended with fresh tones of red fruit and a twist of crushed pomegranate seeds. Further, this lively scent has hints of green foliage that are freshened with a blend of crisp aldehydes, which reinforce the sparkling top note of the fragrance.

Divide the Soap Batter for the Champagne CP Soap Project

Once your cp soap has been scented, you are going to divide the soap batter for the Champagne CP Soap Project. So, you will need to add half of your cold process soap to a new, clean mixing bowl. Then, you will want to leave the remaining half of the soap in the same bowl. 

https://www.naturesgardencandles.com/titanium-dioxide-oil-dispersibleCreate the Red Potion of the Champagne CP Soap 

Now, you are going to create the red portion of the Champagne CP Soap. So, you are going to need one of your two soap batter portions. In this bowl, add the red soap colorant that you have previously prepared. Then, use a stick blender to fully incorporate the colorant in your soap. You can set this soap aside for now.

Create the White Potion of the Champagne CP Soap Create the White Potion of the Champagne CP Soap 

Next, you are going to create the white portion of the Champagne CP Soap. You will need the other portion of your cold process soap batter. Then, you are going to add the white colorant to this soap batter. After, you will need to mix the colorant using a stick blender.

Combining the Two Soap Colors for the Champagne Soap ProjectCombining the Two Soap Colors for the Champagne Soap Project

Once you have both of these soap colorants mixed, you are going to be combining the two soap colors for the Champagne Soap Project. So, you will want to start with the white colored soap. Then, you are going to be pouring the red colored soap into the white soap. You will want to pour the red soap in small amounts all throughout the bowl of white soap. After you have used up all of the red soap batter, you are ready to move on to the next step in the soap making process.

Swirl the Cold Process Soap BatterSwirl the Cold Process Soap Batter

Now, you are going to swirl the cold process soap batter. You will need to use a spatula and move it through the bowl in a circular motion. Continue to slowly move in a circular motion until you are happy with the swirls in your bowl.

Pouring the Champagne CP Soap Pouring the Champagne CP Soap 

After you have created the swirl in your bowl, you are going to pouring the champagne cp soap. So, you are going to need to set up your wholesale soap mold. Then, you will want to gently pour this soap into the loaf mold. After pouring all of your soap, you are going to want to wait for your soap to completely set up.

Finishing Up the Champagne CP Soap ProjectFinishing Up the Champagne CP Soap Project

Now you are just going to be finishing up the Champagne CP Soap Project. After waiting roughly 24 to 48 hours, you soap should be completely set up. Then, you can remove your soap from the mold and cut it into individual sliced bars. Depending on how wide you make the bars, you should end up with about eight individual bars of soap. Then, you will need to let your soap bars  cure for about 4 to 6 weeks. Afterwards, you are finally ready to use the finished cold process soap bars!

Throw a Themed Cocktail Party 

Now that you have your own batch of boozy soap, you have the perfect excuse to throw a themed cocktail party! The Bubble Themed Cocktail Party from Martha Stewart would be a fun way to celebrate and have a good time. Plus, the bubbly theme would go perfectly with your bubbly batch of cp soap!

Reach Out About the Champagne CP Soap ProjectReach Out About the Champagne CP Soap Project

We hope you enjoyed creating this cold process soap recipe! If you are interested in making more free cold process soap recipes, then you may want to take a look at the Cold Process Soap Recipes page on the Natures Garden website. Also, you can reach out about the Champagne CP Soap Project for help with any confusion that you may have. 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 of all, you can reach out to us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these social media platforms to ask us soap making questions that you may have, but that’s not all you can do on our social media platforms! You can take part in the soap making community and share your own soap making ideas, too. So, we wish you luck with your soaping recipes and hope to hear from you soon!

Aug
15

Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap


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Cognac and Cubans Cold Process SoapCognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap

The Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap from Natures Garden is another fun and moisturizing cold process soap recipe. Of course, this soap recipe uses quality soap making supplies to create some nourishing bars. Plus, you can use free soap making recipes like this champagne soap recipe to create the perfect bar of soap. So, you will be sure to enjoy this bar of cp soap. So, you can use Natures Garden for the quality soap making ingredients and procedure can be found in this soap making blog. 

Natures Garden Ingredients for the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap

Lye
Cognac and Cubans Fragrance Oil
Rice Bran Oil
Sunflower Oil
Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Castor Oil
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Palm Oil
Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Titanium Dioxide
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
Thermometer
Safety GLOVES for Soap Making
Natures Garden Apron
Safety MASK for Soap Making

Other Needed Ingredients for this Cold Process Soap

Scale
Distilled Water
Mixing Bowls
Spatula
Stick Blender
Decorating Bag
Decorating Tip

Weights for the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap

129 grams of the Distilled Water
129 grams of the Champagne
97 grams of the Lye

122 grams of the Rice Bran Oil
61 grams of the Sunflower Oil
81 grams of the Meadfoam Seed Oil
68 grams of the Castor Oil
122 grams of the Fractionated Coconut Oil
223 grams of the Palm Oil
51 grams of the Cognac and Cubans Fragrance Oil

Amounts of the Beige Cold Process Soap Colorant

13 drops of the Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
5 drops of the Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Amounts of the Cream Cold Process Soap Colorant

1 drop of the Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
3 drops of the Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
3 grams of the Titanium Dioxide (mixed with a small amount of soaping oils)

Make a Few Preparations for the Cognac and Cubans Soap Recipe

Prior to working on this cold process soap recipe, you will want to make a few preparations for the Cognac and Cubans Soap Recipe. First of all, you are going to want to gather the soap making ingredients that are listed for this homemade soap recipe. Also, you are going to need to clear a work space to give yourself the space that you would need to make cold process soap at home. Also, you will want to prepare a spray bottle of vinegar for you to use during the soap making process.

Boiling Champagne for the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap

Another preparation you should make is boiling champagne for the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap. So, you will want to place this alcohol into the stove top pot. Then, use the stove to boil the champagne for about 30-40 minutes. Also, you will need to stir your champagne periodically as it boils. After this amount of time has passed, you will need to carefully pour the champagne into ice cube freezer trays. Then, you will place these trays in the freezer to chill overnight. When you are ready to make your homemade soap you will use the frozen champagne cubes to replace half of the water portion should be in the lye solution.

Advice for Choosing the Champagne for the Cold Process Soap

We have some advice for choosing the champagne for the cold process soap. You will want to use a champagne that has a lower sugar content. If you are using a type of champagne with a high sugar content, then it will speed up gel. So, this extra sugar will increase the possibility that your soap batter will bubble up and out of the soap mold. This may occur even with the lower sugar content for your champagne, so you will want to prepare for this possibility. You will want to take proper precautions for safe guarding the surface that your soap mold is placed on.

Create the Lye Solution for the Cold Process SoapCreate the Lye Solution for the Cold Process Soap

First off, you are going to need to make the lye solution for the cold process soap. So, you are going to want to weigh out 129 grams of the Distilled Water and 129 grams of your Champagne into a mixing bowl. Once these two soap making ingredients are weighed out, you will want to set this bowl aside. Then, you need to weigh out 97 grams of lye for soap in a separate container. While you are slowly stirring the water and champagne mixture, you will want to add in the lye to the water/champagne. Once everything is mixed together, you will need to set this solution in a safe place as it cools to room temperature.

Prepare the Cosmetic Oils for the Cognac and Cubans CP SoapPrepare the Cosmetic Oils for the Cognac and Cubans CP Soap

Second, you are going to prepare the cosmetic oils for the Cognac and Cubans CP Soap. So, you are going to need to add 122 grams of Rice Bran Oil, 61 grams of Sunflower Oil, 81 grams of Meadowfoam Seed Oil, 68 grams of Castor Oil, 122 grams of Fractionated Coconut Oil, and 223 grams of Palm Oil to a microwave safe bowl. After, you will need to use short burst in the microwave to melt the oils. Then, set the bowl aside to let the oils cool to room temperature.

Prepare the Titanium Dioxide for the Cold Process SoapPrepare the Titanium Dioxide for the Cold Process Soap

Also, you will want to prepare the titanium dioxide for the cold process soap. So, you will need to weigh out 3 grams of Titanium Dioxide. Next, you will want to mix this powder with a small amount of your melted soaping oils. Then, you should mix these ingredients together well. You can set this mixture aside until you need the colorant in a later step.

Combine the Oils and Lye Solution for the Cold Process SoapCombine the Oils and Lye Solution for the Cold Process Soap

Once you two mixtures have cooled down to the proper temperature, you are going to combine the oils and lye solution for the cold process soap. So, you will want to take your melted oils and add them to your lye solution. Of course, you will want to use a stick blender to combine your soaping ingredients. Then, move on to adding the other soap making ingredients before you hit trace.

Adding the Cognac and Cubans Fragrance OilAdding the Cognac and Cubans Fragrance Oil

Next, you are going to be adding the Cognac and Cubans Fragrance Oil to your soap batter. This scented oil will provide you with the aroma of money, status and masculinity. These are all wrapped into this blend of aromatic bergamot that is mixed with a fresh lemon zest spritzing. Then, a heart of velvety cognac essences and rich, spiced tobacco leaves rests at the base of this fragrance. So, weigh out 51 grams of the Cognac and Cubans Fragrance Oil and add it to your soap batter. After adding the scented oil, you will want to use your stick blender to fully incorporate the aroma.

Separate the Cold Process Soap BatterSeparate the Cold Process Soap Batter

Now, you are going to need an empty bowl to separate the cold process soap batter into two portions. Then, you will want to add 300 grams of the soap batter to this bowl, which will become your cream color later on. You are going to want to set aside this bowl of portioned out amount of soap for just a moment.

Adding the Colorants to the Cognac and Cubans SoapAdding the Colorants to the Cognac and Cubans Soap

Once the scented soap has been divided into two portions, you are ready to start adding the colorants to the Cognac and Cubans Soap. First, you will create the beige soap portion that is still in the bowl you started with. So, you will need to add 3 drops of the Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant and 5 drops of the Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant. Then, use your stick blender to mix everything together.

Second, you will create the cream color with the portion in the bowl that you have set aside. You are going to need to add 1 drop of the Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant and 3 drops of the Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant. Further, you are going to want to add the Titanium Dioxide mixture you have previously prepared. Then, you will want to use the stick blender to incorporate the soap colorant.

Swirling the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process SoapSwirling the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap

Next, you are going to be swirling the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap. This will be used for the top of this soap loaf. So, you need to add about 100 grams of the beige soap to your cream soap portion. You will want to add the beige soap in various places in the bowl. Then, use a spatula to swirl the cp soap in the bowl. Once you are happy with the swirl, set this bowl aside for the moment.

Pouring the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap BasePouring the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap Base

Now, you are ready to start pouring the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap base. You are going to be using all of the remaining beige soap to pour this portion into the soap mold. After you have used all of the beige cold process soap, you can move on to the next step of the soap making process.

Prepare the Cake Decorating BagPrepare the Cake Decorating Bag

Once your soap base has been poured, you are ready to prepare the cake decorating bag. First, add the decorating tip into the bag. You will need to wait for the swirled soap to thicken up to a frosting-like consistency. Then, you can add this soap to your cake decorating bag.

Add the Topping to the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process SoapAdd the Topping to the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap

Now, you are going to use the filled cake decorating bag to add the topping to the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap. So, you will use the bag to begin pipping the soap onto your soap loaf.

 

Slicing the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process SoapSlicing the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap

After adding the pipping to your soap, you will need to wait 24 to 48 hours before removing the mold. Once you have removed the soap from the mold you are ready to cut the soap loaf into individual bars. Then, you will want to set these soaps in a safe place to wait for them to cure.

Using the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process SoapUsing the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap

Next, you are going to need to wait for the soap to cure before using. The curing process will take about 4 to 6 weeks until all the lye has reacted and the bars are able to be used. After your soap has cured, you are ready to start using the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap.

Try Out Some Real Cognac

Now that you have created your own cold process soap with the velvety aroma of cognac, you may be interested to try out some real cognac. If so, A Beginners’ Guide to Cognac from GQ might just be the perfect place for you to start. Also, this guide will walk you through how to read the French labels to pick a good one. Further, the guide will help you learn how to create cocktails with this drink.

Any Questions About the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process SoapAny Questions About the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap

We hope you enjoyed creating the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap Recipe! If you are interested in making another moisturizing cold process soap recipe, then take a look at the Cold Process Soap Recipes page on the Natures Garden website. As always, you can reach out to us with any questions about the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap. You can talk to us using the phone H.U.G. line, in the store, and online. An easy way to reach out to us online is through one of our social media platforms. First, you can reach out to us on our Facebook page. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on Instagram and on Twitter. Of course, you can use these social media platforms to ask us about soap making. But, that isn’t all you can do on our social media platforms! You can share your own soap making ideas and reach out to other soap makers, too. So, we hope to hear from you soon!

Jun
05

Why Use Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making


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Using Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap MakingUsing Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making

Have you ever thought about using powdered yogurt or powdered milk in soap making? If you haven’t heard, you can use both milk and yogurt to create some fantastic soap recipes. So, you can use the nourishing properties found in milk and yogurt to care for your skin. These two soaping ingredients are perfect to include along with other luscious cosmetic ingredients available from Natures Garden. This will allow you to create handcrafted soap recipes that are even more conditioning and skin loving! If you are interested in trying out either milk or yogurt in your cold process soap recipe, then check out our soap making tutorial using powdered buttermilk and powdered yogurt.

Using Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Clean and Sanitize

Before you get started making this handmade soap recipe, you are going to want to clean and sanitize your soaping equipment. In addition, you will want to gather your soap making supplies. Also, you will need to collect and wash any other equipment that you are going to need to create this bath and body recipe. Further, you will want to give yourself enough space to work comfortably. Giving yourself a good work space will make the process easier and even more fun!

Using Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Prepare a Bottle of Vinegar

Also, you will need to prepare a bottle of vinegar before you start making this cold process soap recipe. This vinegar will be useful for cold process soap safety, as it can be used to deactivate the lye. Also, you can use the vinegar for cleaning your work station after making cold process soap. So, you will want to fill a bottle with vinegar and set it aside until it is needed later during the process.

Using Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Soap Making Information

If you have never made handmade soap from scratch before, then you will want to check out a soap making class that we have on cold process soap safety. First, you will definitely need to be familiar with soap making safety, which you can find in our Soap Making Safety Class. Also, you may want to Click Here For Basic CP Soap Making Class. We definitely recommend having some soap making experience before trying this type of recipe.  If you feel like you are ready to make a luscious soap making recipe, then you will want to continue reading this blog! 

Using Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Lye- Sodium Hydroxide
Apricot Kernel Oil
Castor Oil
Mango Butter
Palm Oil
Coconut Oil
Shea Butter
Sunflower Oil
6 Cavity Flower Silicone Soap Mold
Safety Gloves
Natures Garden Apron
Safety Mask
Thermometer
Safety Glasses
8 oz. Clear PET Bullet Bottles
Black Fine Mist Sprayers 24/410

Using Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Other Needed Ingredients

Distilled Water
Powdered Milk
Yogurt
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Rubber Spatula
Scale
Knife
Stick Blender
Vinegar
Measuring Spoons
Ice Cube Tray (We used the 24 hearts silicone mold)

Using Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Milk Soap Making Amounts

8 ounces of Distilled Water
1 ounce of the Powered Milk
53 grams of the Lye

26 grams of the Apricot Kernel Oil
49 grams of the Shea Butter
14 grams of the Castor Oil
63 grams of the Sunflower Oil
53 grams of the Mango Butter
57 grams of the Palm Oil
113 grams of the Coconut Oil

Using Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Yogurt Soap Making Amounts

8 ounces of the Distilled Water
1 ounce of the Powdered Yogurt
53 grams of the Lye

26 grams of the Apricot Kernel Oil
49 grams of the Shea Butter
14 grams of the Castor Oil
63 grams of the Sunflower Oil
53 grams of the Mango Butter
57 grams of the Palm Oil
113 grams of the Coconut Oil

Using Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Creating the Lye Solution for the Milk SoapUsing Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Creating Frozen Milk Soap

In order to begin making soap you are going to want to prepare the milk for your cp soap recipe. So, you will want to weigh out the powdered milk and the distilled water to create the milk solution. You will need to use eight ounces of the water and one ounce of the powdered milk. You will want to mix these ingredients together well to create the powdered milk solution.

Using Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Creating Frozen Yogurt Soap

Alternatively, you can create this soap making recipe using powdered yogurt instead of the powdered milk. Of course, the yogurt will provide your skin with all kinds of benefits. The powdered yogurt is just another great soap making ingredient that you can include. So, you are going to want to prepare the yogurt solution, which includes eight ounces of the water and one ounce of the powdered yogurt. You will create the homemade soap in the exact same way.

Using Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Freezing the Milk SolutionUsing Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Freezing the Milk or Yogurt Solution

Now that you have created either a milk solution or yogurt solution, you are going to need to fill up your mold. You can use an ice cube tray or even a small soap mold. We decided to use the 24 hearts silicone mold. After you have filled up your chosen mold for the buttermilk solution mixture, you will want to transfer your soap mold to the freezer. You will need to wait for your milk solution to completely freeze before moving on to the next step. So, make sure that you have solid, frozen pieces before moving onto the next step.

Using Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Preparing the Oils for Your Soap RecipeUsing Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Preparing the Oils for Your Soap Recipe

Now, you are going to want to weigh out all of your cosmetic oils.  You will want to add 26 grams of Apricot Kernel Oil, 49 grams of Shea Butter, 14 grams of Castor Oil, 63 grams of Sunflower Oil, 53 grams of Mango Butter, 57 grams of Palm Oil, and 113 grams of Coconut Oil. Then, you will want to completely melt your cosmetic ingredients. After melting these ingredients you will want to wait for your melted oils to room temperature.

Using Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Mixing Up the Lye Solution

Next, once the temperature of your oils has dropped to room temperature, you are ready to prepare your lye solution.  For this cp soap recipe, we will want to soap at the lowest temperature possible. So, we will prepare our lye solution and soap right away to keep the temperature as low as possible. Soaping at a low temperature will prevent the milk from overheating and creating an unpleasant smell.

Using Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Mixing Your Frozen Milk and Lye Together

Once your buttermilk or yogurt has completely frozen, you can remove it from the mold. Now, you will want to measure out 144 grams of your frozen yogurt or buttermilk. Also, you will need to weigh out 53 grams of the lye in a separate bowl. You are going to want to mix up your lye solution in a well ventilated area. Of course, you will want to make sure that you wear a face mask and protective clothing. Now, you are able to add the measured amount of lye to the frozen milk. Make sure that you stir your mixture as you are adding the lye. 

Using Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Creating the Lye SolutionUsing Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Continue Creating the Lye Solution

As you continue to mix the lye the frozen buttermilk or yogurt, you will notice that it will begin to melt. Since this mixture will include milk, we don’t want the temperature to reach levels that will create a sour smell. This is why we needed to freeze the milk prior to creating your lye solution. So, you will notice that your lye solution does not reach a temperature that is too high. This will allow you to add powdered yogurts or milks to your soap while maintaining the integrity and quality of each bar.

Using Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Combining the Lye Solution and Cosmetic OilsUsing Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Combining the Lye Solution and Cosmetic Oils

Now, combine your soaping oils and lye solution. After combining these two mixtures of soap making ingredients, you will need to blend all of these soaping ingredients together. You will want to use a stick blender to do this. Once you hit trace for your soap batter, you are ready to move on to the next step of the soap making process. This means that you are ready to pour your soap into the mold.

Using Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Filling Up the Soap MoldUsing Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Filling Up the Soap Mold

Now that all of your soap making ingredients are mixed together, you are ready to fill the soap mold! Once you have used all of your soap batter to fill up your soap mold, you will want to place the soap in the freezer for about 24 hours.  This way the temperature of the soap batter will remain low.  Finally, remove the soap from the soap mold. Then, you are going to want to wait for your soaps to cure before using your finished bars of soap.

Using Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Using Your Finished Yogurt Soap and Milk Soap

Once your cold process soaps have completely cured you will be ready to use your skin loving cp soap recipe! So, after a four to six weeks, you can use your skin nourishing soap bars. Also, the beneficial properties of the yogurt and milk in this cold process soap recipe will add to the benefits of your soap bars. So, you can use these cosmetic ingredients in your lovely soap to nourish and care for your skin. We hope that you enjoy the nourishing properties of milk and yogurt in this luscious soap recipe for your skin!

Using Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Benefits of Using Milk in Soap

If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of adding milk and milk based products to your body, then you will definitely want to check out Top 5 Skin Benefits of Raw Milk & Beauty Tips from Bellatory. First, milk can be used as a natural cleanser for your skin, as it can be used to clean out clogged pores. This is perfect for helping to prevent future breakouts. Also, this potential soaping ingredient has fantastic moisturizer and exfoliation properties. Further, adding milk or yogurt can provide you with even more wonderful benefits for cold process soap as well as your skin! If you want to learn a bit more about all the benefits these products can have for your body, then you can learn more about this possible soaping ingredient in this beauty article.

Using Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Reach Out to UsUsing Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you have enjoyed all of the benefits of adding milk and yogurt to your homemade cold process soap! If you have any questions about these cosmetic ingredients, then feel free to reach out to us. You can find us on our HUG Line, in the store, and online. An easy way to find us online is to reach out to us on social media. You can find us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to find us on both Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these social platforms to reach out to us or ask us questions, but you can share your own experience with adding milk or yogurt to your cold process soap. So, we hope that you enjoyed the benefits of this soaping ingredient and that we hear from you soon!

May
17

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe


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Wisteria CP Soap RecipeWisteria CP Soap Recipe

Are you looking for a beautifully colored and nourishing soap making recipe? Then, you should check out the lovely Wisteria CP Soap Recipe from Natures Garden! This bath and body recipe is a gorgeous soap recipe inspired by the beauty of real wisteria flowers. This soap recipe uses beautiful shades of blue, purple, and gold to create a blend of colors as beautiful as wisteria flowers. Further, this cold process soap recipe includes a scented oil with a gorgeous aroma of fresh wisteria flowers. Also, this lovely soap recipe includes luscious cosmetic oils that will nourish the skin. So, this scented soap recipe would be a fantastic cosmetic recipe to try out!

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe: Prepare and Sanitize

Before you get started with this soap making recipe, you are going to want to clean and sanitize your crafting equipment. So, you will need to collect and wash any equipment that you are going to need to create this bath and body recipe. Also, you will want to gather your soap making supplies. Next, you are going to want to clean up some space for you to use as a work area with enough area for you to work comfortably. Giving yourself a good work space will make the process easier to do and more fun!

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe: Prepare a Bottle of Vinegar

Also, you will need to prepare a bottle of vinegar before preparing this cosmetic recipe. This vinegar will be useful for deactivating lye that comes into contact with your skin and cleaning your work station after working. So, you will want to fill a bottle with vinegar and set it aside until it is needed.

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe: Soap Making Classes

If you’ve never made homemade soap from scratch, then you will want to check out some classes that we have on making cp soap. First, you will definitely need to be familiar with soap making safety, which you can find in our Soap Making Safety Class. In this class you will learn how to be safe and make soap correctly. Also, you may want to Click Here For Basic CP Soap Making Class. Anyone that feels ready to make this wisteria bath and body recipe, should continue reading this blog!

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe: Natures Garden Cosmetics Ingredients

Lye- Sodium Hydroxide
Coconut Oil 76
Avocado Oil
Grapeseed Oil
Cocoa Butter Deodorized
Shea Butter
Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Sunflower Oil
Wisteria Blvd Fragrance Oil
Teal FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant
Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant
Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
24K Gold Mica Pigment
Large Square Tray Mold Market Mold
Disposable Pipettes
Safety Gloves
Natures Garden Apron
Safety Mask
Thermometer
Safety Glasses

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe: Other Cosmetic Ingredients

Distilled Water
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Rubber Spatula
Scale
Knife
Stick Blender
Small Strainer
Vinegar
Measuring Spoons

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe: Total Amounts for the Soap

323 grams of Distilled Water
116 grams of Lye
212 grams of Coconut Oil 76
128 grams of Avocado Oil
42 grams of Grapeseed Oil
85 grams of Cocoa Butter
85 grams of Meadowfoam Seed Oil
128 grams of Shea Butter
170 grams of Sunflower Oil
64 grams of Wisteria Blvd Fragrance Oil

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe: Amounts for the Gold Mica Mixture

¼ tsp of 24K Gold Mica Pigment
½ tsp of Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
12 grams of Meadowfoam Oil

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe: Amounts for the Light Turquoise Soap Portion

1 drop of Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant
5 drops of Teal FUN Soap Colorant

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe:  Amounts for the Turquoise Soap Portion

2 drops of Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant
10 drops of Teal FUN Soap Colorant 

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe: Amounts for the Purple Soap Portion

6 grams of Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant
1 gram of Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant 

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe: Amounts for the Light Purple Soap Portion

2 grams of Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant 

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe: Preparing the Lye Solution

First, you are going to prepare the lye solution for your soap recipe. You will need to prepare this solution in a well ventilated area. Also, you will need to wear a protective clothing and face mask. Once you have made the necessary safety preparations, you will need to measure 323 grams of distilled water. Then, you will slowly add 116 grams of lye to the water. As you slowly add the lye, you will want to stir gently with a spatula. After all the lye is added and mixed in, you will need to wait for the temperature to lower to room temperature.

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe: Prepare the Cosmetic Oils

In the meantime, you can start preparing your cosmetic oils. You will want to weigh out 212 grams of Coconut Oil 76, 128 grams of Avocado Oil, 42 grams of Grapeseed Oil, 85 grams of Cocoa Butter, 85 grams of Meadowfoam Seed Oil, 128 grams of Shea Butter, and 170 grams of Sunflower Oil. Then, add these soaping oils to a microwave safe bowl and melting the cosmetic ingredients. Now, you will need to wait for your cosmetic oils to reach the right temperature.

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe: Preparing Your Cosmetic ColorantsWisteria CP Soap Recipe: Preparing Your Cosmetic Colorants

Now, you are going to prepare the soap colorants for your cold process soap recipe. So, you will need four separate, small bowls. In one of the bowls, you will add 1 drop of Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant and 5 drops of Teal FUN Soap Colorant. In a second bowl, you will want to add 10 drops of Teal FUN Soap Colorant and 2 drops of Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant. For the third bowl, you will add 6 grams of Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant and 1 gram of Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant. In the fourth bowl, you will add 2 grams of Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant. Once all of your colorants are prepared, you will be ready to move on to the next step.

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe: Preparing the Mica MixtureWisteria CP Soap Recipe: Preparing the Mica Mixture

Next, you are going to mix up the gold colorant. So, you will want to add 12 grams of Meadowfoam Oil to a small bowl. Then, you will want to mix in ¼ tsp of the 24 K Gold Mica Pigment and ½ tsp of the Diamond Dust Mica Pigment. After, you will want to fully mix these cosmetic ingredients to create a gold colorant. Once you have all of these cosmetic ingredients mixed together, you will be ready to use this shimmery, gold mixture.

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe: Adding the Mica to the Soap MoldWisteria CP Soap Recipe: Adding the Mica to the Soap Mold

Now, you are going to add your gold mica mixture to your soap mold. So, retrieve your large square soap tray and grab a disposable pipette. You will want to the pipette to add about half of this mixture to the mold. You will use the gold colored mixture to add lines of this mixture to look like gold paint splatter. Then, you will want to set the remaining half of this cosmetic mixture off to the side for now.

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe: Mixing the Lye Solution and OilsWisteria CP Soap Recipe: Mixing the Lye Solution and Oils

Before moving on to the next step you need to wait for your mixtures to reach a temperature between 100 and 120 degrees. Once your two mixtures have reached this temperatures, you are ready to add the lye solution to your melted oils. Then, blend the ingredients together with a stick blender.

 

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe: Adding the Scented OilWisteria CP Soap Recipe: Adding the Scented Oil

After your cosmetic mixture has emulsified, you will be ready to add the fragrance oil. So, you will want to include 64 grams of the Wisteria Blvd Fragrance Oil. This classic floral aroma has a wonderful scent of wisteria, rose, and Ylang with undertones of precious woods and tender musks. Then, you will want to fully incorporate this captivating and enchanting scent into the cold process soap mixture.

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe: Separating Your Soap BatterWisteria CP Soap Recipe: Separating Your Soap Batter

Now, you are going to separate and color your soap batter. You will need to get four small containers and add 333 grams of the cold process soap mixture to each bowl. Next, you are going to each of your colorant mixtures, which includes the purple, light purple, turquoise, and light turquoise, to a portion of the soap mixture. After adding each colorant to the portions of soap, you will want to use a hand mixer to blend the colorant fully into the soap mixture.

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe: Filling Your Soap Mold

Once you have all four of your soap batch colors created, you are ready to begin filling your cosmetic soap mold. You will want to make sure that you are wearing goggles, gloves, a mask, and protective clothing. So, you will need to hold the strainer over your soap mold tray. Then, you will choose one portion of soap and pour a small amount into your strainer. If you need to, you can gently tap the strainer until the soap falls through into the mold. 

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe: Filling Up the Soap Mold

Of course, you will need to repeat the process until you run out of the soap batter. So, you will be adding portions of colored soap to your strainer. So, you will want to alternate between adding your differently colored portions of soap to your cosmetic soap mold. You will want to add small portions of the four different colored soaps to your soap mold until you run out of the soap batter.

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe: Smoothing the Top of the Soap

Now, you are going to want to scrape the remaining soap batter out of your strainer. So, you will want to use your spatula to add the soap batter to your soap mold. After you have added the remaining soap to your mold, you will want to smooth the top of your soap with a spatula. Then, you will want to remove any air bubbles from the soap by taping the mold gently on the table top.

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe: Adding the Gold Color

Once your soap has been smoothed, you are ready to add the remaining gold color to your cp soap. So, you will need to retrieve your gold colored cosmetic oil. Again, you will want to use your pipette to add flecks of gold color. You will need to continue to add splatters of this gold mica mixture until you have used the remainder of the gold colorant. Once you have used your entire gold mixture, you are ready to move on to the next step.

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe: Finishing Your Cold Process Soap

Now that your cold process soap is finished, you will need to wait 48 hours. After waiting this amount of time, you will be ready to remove your finished soap from the soap mold. After removing your soap from the mold, you are ready to cut the soap. You will want to follow the lines to cut your soap into even squares. Of course, you will need to leave your soap bars to cure. Once your soap has followed cured, you will be ready to use your finished soap!

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe: Beautiful Wisteria Tunnels

This lovely cold process soap making recipe was inspired by the elegance of beautiful wisteria flowers. The article Take a Walk Through Japan’s Magical Wisteria Tunnels from Travel and Leisure shares the beauty of these floral tree tunnels. Not only can you enjoy the beauty of these gorgeous wisteria tree tunnels through pictures, but you can even plan a vacation to explore these lovely flowers.

Candle Making with Sunshine Soap and Candle Company: Hope You Enjoyed The CollaborationWisteria CP Soap Recipe: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you have enjoyed making this fun soap recipe! Of course, you can ask us any questions that you may have about this cp soap recipe. You can reach out to us on the phone, in the store, and online. An easy way to talk to us online is through our social media. We are available on the Natures Garden Facebook and you can use the handle @ngscents to find us on Instagram, and Twitter. Not only can you use these platforms to ask questions, but you can share your own creations, too. So, we hope to hear from you soon!

Apr
29

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe


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Kiwi Watermelon Soap RecipeKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe

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

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Ingredients and Supplies from Natures Garden

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

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Other Needed Equipment

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

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Total Weights and Amounts

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

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

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

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Weights for Pink Colorant

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

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

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

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

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

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Weights for White Colorant

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

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Clean and Sanitize

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

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: First Time Making CP Soap?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Using Your Finished CP Soap

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

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Kiwi Watermelon Cake

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

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

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

 

Jan
18

Avocado Soap Recipes


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Avocado Soap RecipesAvocado Soap Recipes

Anyone that is interested in creating conditioning cold process soap recipes, can find free soap recipes from Natures Garden. We have created all kinds of cosmetic soap recipes that are each wonderful for the skin. Of course, avocado oil is one of the nourishing soap makings supplies that we have used to create avocado soap recipes. If you are interested in learning more about these conditioning cold process soap recipes, then take a look at the various avocado oil soap recipes.

Avocado Soap Recipes: Gentle Avocado Cold Process Soap RecipeAvocado Soap Recipes: Gentle Avocado Cold Process Soap Recipe

You can use this cosmetic oil to create Gentle Avocado Cold Process Soap Recipe. This cold process soap recipe uses avocado oil along with other conditioning soap making oils, like Palm Oil and Jojoba Oil. These cosmetic ingredients blend together to create a skin nourishing soap making recipe. Not only does this soap making recipe make soap bars that are conditioning and creamy, but this soap making recipe is scented with the Rice Petals & Shea Butter Fragrance Oil. So, our avocado soap recipe has the aroma of ozony sea water, crushed ginger root, and anise leaves. This aroma is followed by coconut milk and rice flower blended with a base notes of amber, musk, and sandalwood. So, this homemade soap is both a conditioning oil and a soul soothing scent.

Avocado Soap Recipes: Orange Swirled CP Soap RecipeAvocado Soap Recipes: Orange Swirled CP Soap Recipe

The lovely, bright Orange Swirled CP Soap Recipe uses both cp soap and melt and pour soap to create an adorable soap recipe. First, the base of this homemade soap recipe is soap made from scratch. This soap bar blends cosmetic oils to create a conditioning cold process soap recipe. Plus, this scented cp soap swirls white and orange soap colorants. Then, this bar of soap is topped with an mp soap created to look like a juicy slice of orange. These soap recipes are scented with the aroma of our Blood Orange Fragrance Oil. This scented oil has an aroma of tangy, juicy orange scent with just a touch of floral thyme. So, this cute citrus soap recipe is a great cosmetic recipe that smells lovely and conditioning for the skin.

Avocado Soap Recipes: Refreshing Cold Process Soap RecipeAvocado Soap Recipes: Refreshing Cold Process Soap Recipe

If you are looking for a refreshing and clean bath and body recipe, then the Refreshing Cold Process Soap Recipe is perfect! These wholesale cosmetic oils are a wonderful blend of soap making ingredients. These cosmetic ingredients are perfect for creating a conditioning and creamy batch of soap. Plus, this batch of soap use a fresh simple design. This cold process soap uses green soap dye to swirl white and green colored soap. Also, this soap making recipe is scented with the refreshing scent of our China Rain Fragrance Oil. This clean aroma has notes of fresh rose petals, middle notes of wisteria and cyclamen, bottom notes of sandalwood and vanilla. This aroma of soap is perfect for skin care as well as providing a clean soap scent.

Avocado Soap Recipes: Cappuccino Coffee Cold Process Soap RecipeAvocado Soap Recipes: Cappuccino Coffee Cold Process Soap Recipe

Another great cold process soap making recipe is our Cappuccino Coffee Cold Process Soap Recipe. This homemade soap recipe is both perfect for coffee lovers and nourishing for the skin. First of all, this cp soap making recipe is scented with the scrumptious aroma of Cappuccino Fragrance Oil. So, the aroma of this soap is scented with the aroma of rich and strong fresh brewed coffee with heavy cream and sugar. Further, the aroma of this coffee scent is blended with the aromas of both freshly brewed coffee and whole coffee grounds. Plus, this delightful coffee soap includes luscious cosmetic oils that are used to care for the skin. The avocado oil and coconut oil combines with other skin loving oils to create a fantastic conditioning soap recipe.

Avocado Soap Recipes: Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap RecipeAvocado Soap Recipes: Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next, we have a soap making recipe that is perfect for ooey gooey chocolate lovers. Our Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap Recipe is deliciously scented and looks the part as well! First of all, this homemade soap recipe is made to look like warm, melting fudge brownie. This soap making recipe uses real Organic Cocoa Powder to provide a scrumptious chocolaty brown color. Further, the aroma of this cosmetic herb blends perfectly with the fragrance in this scented soap. This lovely soap recipe is appropriately scented with the yummy aroma of Hot Fudge Brownies Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil has the aroma of freshly baked chocolate brownies that is smothered in hot fudge sauce with a hint of sweet vanilla. These cosmetic ingredients are perfect for creating scrumptious soap making recipes.

Avocado Soap Recipes: MP Embed CP Soap RecipeAvocado Soap Recipes: MP Embed CP Soap Recipe

Also, you can create a skin loving bath recipe that is cute and fun, too. The MP Embed CP Soap Recipe uses both mp and cp soap to create a soap making recipe that is both skin-loving and festive. First, you can create the cute purple, red, and white melt and pour soap swirls. After you make these swirls, you will be ready to create your pretty pink cold process soap.

Although this soap making recipe is cute, that doesn’t mean that this recipe can’t be nourishing as well. In fact, this cold process soap recipe uses luxurious cosmetic oils, like avocado oil, that will care for your body. Plus, this lovely soap recipe is scented with the aroma of our Bubble Luscious Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil has the aroma of fluffy pink bubblegum with fruit and vanilla scents. So, this fun mp soap making recipe is perfect for skin care and has a lovely aroma.

Avocado Soap Recipes: Raspberry CP Soap RecipeAvocado Soap Recipes: Raspberry CP Soap Recipe

If you are looking for a scrumptious soap that looks like dessert, then you will love our Raspberry CP Soap Recipe. This soap making recipe uses cp soap on the base and mp soap raspberries. First, this wholesale bar soap recipe uses conditioning oils, like avocado oil, to condition the skin. You will use the cold process soap batter to swirl pink and white soap color to create gorgeous soaps. After these homemade soaps have set up in the Large Square Tray olds, these scrumptious raspberry desserts are cut into squares. Once this soap making recipe is completed, this soap recipe is topped with mp soap raspberries. Further, this adorable soap uses Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil, which has a strong and true aroma. So, your cold process soap recipe is adorable, conditioning, and deliciously scented.

Avocado Soap Recipes: Argan Soap RecipeAvocado Soap Recipes: Argan Soap Recipe

Another soap making recipe that you can try out is our Argan Soap Recipe. Of course, this cp soap recipe includes argan oil, which is wonderful for skin care. This nourishing cosmetic oil blends well with other soap making oils that provide conditioning properties and promote bar hardness. This quality bar of cp soap uses an in the pot swirl to creates a blend of orange, blue, and white colors. Not only does this soap recipe have a fun design, but this soap recipe is scented with our Kulu Bay Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil uses the energetic aroma of tamarind, crushed lychee berries, Tahitian Noni juice, and fresh cranberries. These scents are followed by the herbal freshness of sun-ripened figs with a base of basil and palm leaves. Together these bath and body ingredients will create a luxurious soap that you will love creating.

Avocado Soap Recipes: Champagne Pear CP Soap Cupcakes RecipeAvocado Soap Recipes: Champagne Pear CP Soap Cupcakes Recipe

One of our avocado soap recipes will allow you to create a gorgeous soap cupcake recipe. If you are interested in creating a cute cupcake soap, then you will love our Champagne Pear CP Soap Cupcakes Recipe. Of course, this cp soap recipe uses our Muffin Silicone Soap Mold to create the base of your cupcake bath recipe. Then, this lovely soap is topped with swirled whipped soap and an mp soap pear. Plus, our Champagne Pear Fragrance Oil provides this scrumptious soap recipe with a lovely blend of citrus and melon. This fragrance has notes of orchard pear and fresh apple balance at the heart of the fragrance. This scent has a hint of apple blossom with a light, luxurious musk. So, this lovely bath and body recipe is adorable and absolutely scrumptious.

Avocado Soap Recipes: Hot Process Soap RecipeAvocado Soap Recipes: Hot Process Soap Recipe

Another avocado soap recipe that you can create is our Hot Process Soap Recipe. This soap is a perfect recipe for anyone that loves cosmetic soap and wants a faster process. This soap recipe allows you to create a bath recipe with luscious cosmetic oils. Not only does your hp soap recipe use nourishing ingredients, but this soap is scented with the NG Baby Powder Fabuloso Type Fragrance Oil. This aroma has notes of fresh citrus notes unfold to reveal an innocent floral bouquet in this soft floral scent. So, you can use hot process soap recipes to make refreshing soap that cares for your body.

Avocado Soap Recipes: Cold Fashioned Lemonade Soap RecipeAvocado Soap Recipes: Cold Fashioned Lemonade Soap Recipe

Another unique soap making recipe that you can enjoy is our Cold Fashioned Lemonade Soap Recipe. First, this scented soap was created to look like a refreshingly cold glass of lemonade in the summer. Not only does this soap recipe look like lemonade, but this scented soap uses our Lemon Sugar Fragrance Oil. So, this cold process soap recipe includes the aroma of real lemon with warm base notes of vanilla and sugar. Also, this homemade soap recipe includes cosmetic oils that will both cleanse and care for your skin. Together, these soap making ingredients allow you to create a fun soap recipe from scratch.

Avocado Soap Recipes: Total Hot Man CP Soap RecipeAvocado Soap Recipes: Total Hot Man CP Soap Recipe

The rugged Total Hot Man CP Soap Recipe uses a nourishing cosmetic ingredients to create a quality bar of soap. Plus, this layered soap recipe creates a fantastic design for men. Also, this scented soap recipe is topped with Hawaiian Black Salt Fine Ground. This cosmetic salt is perfect for exfoliating the skin. Plus, the activated charcoal in the black salt is perfect for cleansing the skin. Further, this masculine soap recipe is scented with the confident aroma of the Total Hot Man Fragrance Oil. Not only does this scented soap look and smell masculine, but this soap recipe is perfect for the skin.

Avocado Soap Recipes: Apricotie Hottie Soap RecipeAvocado Soap Recipes: Apricotie Hottie Soap Recipe

The last avocado soap recipe that we have formulated is our Apricotie Hottie Soap Recipe. This scented soap recipe uses conditioning cosmetic ingredients that will nourish your skin. Also, you can use the true scent of freshly ripened aroma of Apricot Fragrance Oil. Another benefit of this soap making recipe is that you can make it through the hot process soap making method. So, you can have all of the benefits of a skin nourishing soap recipe without the added wait that comes with cp soap.

Avocado Soap Recipes: Benefits for the Skin

Of course, this wholesale cosmetic oil is beneficial to help you care for your skin. There are all kinds of benefits that this soap making oil can provide for you. This cosmetic ingredient will moisturize, reduce inflammation, and accelerate your body’s healing process. If you want to get into some more specific benefits of avocado oil, then you should check out the article from Medical News Today called Eight Benefits of Avocado Oil for the Skin.

Avocado Soap Recipes: Reach Out to UsAvocado Soap Recipes: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you have found some lovely soap making recipes that you enjoy! If you have any further questions about any of these cold process soap making recipes, then feel free to reach out to us. You can find us on our HUG Line, in the NG store, or on our social media. You can reach out to us on our Facebook page. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on both Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these social media platforms to ask questions, but you can share your own creations and ideas, too.

Jan
18

What is Spinach Powder Used for?


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What is Spinach Powder Used forWhat is Spinach Powder Used for?

What is Spinach Powder Used for? At Natures Garden we use herbs, like Spinach Leaf Powder, for creating all sorts of lovely cosmetic products. This powered herb is perfect for adding to your homemade soap supplies, lotion making supplies, and supplies for many more wonderful cosmetic recipes. Not only can you use spinach as a natural colorant, but it is full of great properties and nutrients for the entire body. You can eat fresh leaves of spinach and you can use the spinach in a powdered herb to nourish your body inside and out! This is sure to maximize the exposure of these beneficial vitamins and minerals to your entire body.  So, let’s get into what exactly the properties are that these healthy greens have for our bodies.

What is Spinach Powder Used for? Growing ConditionsWhat is Spinach Powder Used for? Growing Conditions

Spinach plants prefer to grow in cooler temperatures. For common spinach, you will want to plant in midsummer. If you have a mild winter, you could even plant in the fall. However, this depends on your climate. Either way, the soil should not be over 70 degrees Fahrenheit for your seeds. However, your spinach is able to survive all the way down to 15 degrees Fahrenheit. Once your spinach sprouts are about two inches high, you should thin them to be about three inches apart. After this, all you have to do is water regularly and use mulch to keep them moist. You can harvest the leaves whenever they are big enough, but you should try to cut the outer leaves first. This will ensure that the middle leaves can continue to grow.

One wonderful tip for reducing damage due to leaf miners is to plant radishes. The radishes will not only distract the pests from your spinach, but the roots will continue to grow unaffected! While starting sprouts inside and transplanting them will be less appealing to pests like cutworms, there are other preventative measures you can take. For wireworms, can try to plant carrots nearby to trap these pests. Then, every few days after the carrot has reached maturity you can pull up the carrots, remove the worms, and replant the affected carrot. For flea beetles, you can try to lay reflective mulch or aluminum to ward them off. Also, there are baits, traps, and pesticides that you can get for your home garden for many kinds of major infestations.

What is Spinach Powder Used for?: Industrial Uses

There are many beneficial ways to use spinach. Firstly, you can use spinach to add some added nutrients to your meals or smoothies. This is useful for getting more vitamins and minerals in your diet. Further, spinach contains properties that are amazing for reducing symptoms of various diseases or illnesses. Plus, these nutrients can be useful for promoting healthy skin and hair. So, let’s talk about all these amazing benefits for our products and body!

What is Spinach Powder Used for?: Food and BeveragesWhat is Spinach Powder Used for?: Food and Beverages

There are so many different ways to prepare spinach and enjoy its multitude of vitamins and nutrients. Some people like to saute or steam spinach to add it to a meal. Other people enjoy this leafy green in their salads or health smoothies. While a little bit of the nutritional value is lost during cooking or steaming, it is still a great source of nutrition due to the abundance of vitamins, minerals, and beneficial properties. In fact, spinach has nutrients that are essential for healthy baby development. Without folic acid, which you can find in spinach among other foods, a baby is more likely to develop spina bifida. Although some cases are mild and unnoticeable, bad cases can lead to spinal cord damage and occasionally death. So, this nutrient is important for the fetal development of the spinal cord.

What is Spinach Powder Used for?: Bath and Body ProductsWhat is Spinach Powder Used for?: Bath and Body Products

Spinach is a healthy food that is amazing for health on the inside, but there are even more wonderful things that this herb can do for your skin and hair. Adding the extra nutrients directly to your hair and skin is a great way to promote vitality! So, it would be a great idea to add this cosmetic herb to your homemade bath and body products First, using this wholesale herb in a lotion recipe or any melt and pour soap recipes would be amazing for your skin! Many have found that spinach contains pigments that can help protect your body from UV light and reduce the potential for cell damage. Also, using spinach in a face wash is thought to be useful for fighting acne, as the herb can help remove the grime and impurities that could clog your pores.

Additionally, you can use spinach to prevent signs of aging. Since spinach contains antioxidants that fight free radicals, it is able to fight free radicals and push back the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Further, spinach can be useful for reducing dark under eye circles. While there are many factors that can contribute to these circles, spinach can be useful for reducing their appearance. The vitamin K is useful for strengthening the blood vessels under your eyes and reducing inflammation. Together, these properties will work to fade your circles. Another great way to use is in hair care products, which can be useful for reducing hair loss and promoting healthy growth.

What is Spinach Powder Used for?: Natural Colorants for Bath and Body Products

If you are curious about how to make natural soap that is colorful, then herbal colorants are perfect for you. Pigmented herbs, like spinach leaf powder, have a natural color that will remain in your homemade products. So, you can use spinach powder as a natural, green colorant to provide your natural bath and body recipes with a natural, green hue.

What is Spinach Powder Used for?: Natures Garden RecipesWhat is Spinach Powder Used for?: Natures Garden Recipes

First of all, our Watermelon Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe is a perfect example of this herb’s natural colorant abilities. the green portion of the watermelon scrub was only colored using spinach powder and provided a perfect green hue. Not only is this herb perfect for a natural colorant, but it has some beneficial properties, too. Our Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe is beneficial for skin tone, reducing acne, and skin repair. So, it is perfect for including with your other wholesale facial supplies, like in this recipe that blends a variety of herbs that are great for skin care.

What is Spinach Powder Used for?: Medicinal UsesWhat is Spinach Powder Used for?: Medicinal Uses

Not only is spinach amazing for providing your body with a nutrient boost, but it has some properties that can be helpful against diseases. So, this food is a perfect natural remedy to try for some of these ailments. However, anyone that has issues with kidney trouble may want to consult a doctor before consuming high does of Spinach, as it does contain oxalic acid. Although this is a natural chemical that many plants, and even people, can produce, high levels can increase the chance of kidney stones. If you aren’t predisposed, then you can enjoy the many benefits without the increased danger of kidney stones.

Now, let’s look into some of the wonderful benefits that spinach can provide. First, the nutrients in spinach, like Lutein, that promote eye health and sight. It has been shown to slow macular degeneration, which is often attributed to aging. These nutrients can be used by the eye to help protect the eyes from UV light damage. Also, spinach is rich in vitamin K, which a vitamin necessary for blood clotting. So, many people have found that this is useful for treating hemophilia by helping the blood clot faster.

Additionally, spinach has been known to reduce inflammation, which can be useful for reducing the symptoms of arthritis, gout, and other diseases that cause inflammation. Further, the nitrate levels found naturally in spinach have been linked to promoting proper function in the intestines. Additionally, the glycoglycerolipids in spinach help promote a healthy digestive tract lining, which can reduce the occurrence of ulcers and inflammation.

What is Spinach Powder Used for?: Other UsesWhat is Spinach Powder Used for?: Other Uses

Also, many people will use spinach on a diet to help with losing weight. Now, it doesn’t have any magical weight loss properties that would allow you to eat junk food and lose the pounds. However, this is a great ingredient to use for replacing other foods with healthier options. Not only will a few replacements help you lose weight, but the added nutrients can do wonders for your body. According to Live Strong’s article on How to Lose Weight Eating Spinach, this is a great way weight loss food! Spinach is a perfect combination of a food that is low in calories and is high in nutrients.

Another fun use for spinach is making homemade paints from plants. This is a perfect idea for anyone with a toddler. Since the paint is created using pigments found naturally in food, they are absolutely safe for your little one. Basically, you allow the color to stain the water, remove the solid pieces, and you are ready to paint! If you want to know exactly how to make your own paint, check out Nature of Art for Kids’ article Veggies Can Make Natural Safe Paint for Kids for a quick, easy recipe that your kids are sure to love.

What is Spinach Powder Used for?: Tips for Making Your Spinach Last

Here are a few tips on how to store your leafy, food grade spinach. First, you will want to pick out yellow and wilted leaves. Plus, you shouldn’t store things like, tomatoes, apples, or melons nearby, because the spinach is sensitive to the chemicals that these fruits produce. Also, make sure that you don’t wash your spinach before storing and you will want to add a paper towel to your container. These will both help keep the moisture levels down and prevent premature wilting.

While this will help you keep your spinach fresh longer, you don’t want to have to store spinach long. Studies on folate in spinach have shown that about half of this vitamin’s amount was gone after seven days. If you have a lot of spinach grown, then you can try freezing to extend your storage time to about two or three months. Check out How to Store Spinach by Garden Guides to learn more tips on making your spinach last!

What is Spinach Powder Used for?: Talk to UsWhat is Spinach Powder Used for?: Talk to Us

We hope you enjoyed this herbal cosmetic blog and learned something new about the benefits of spinach! You can find wonderful herbs like this one and many others on our Herbs and Spices page. These herbs can be used with our Spinach Leaf Powder to create an even better product for your body! If you have any other questions about how to create some great wholesale bath and body products, then please reach out to us for help. We are available online, in the Natures Garden store, and on our HUG Line. I would suggest our social media for anyone that wants to find us online. We have a Facebook and our handle is @ngscents for both Twitter and Instagram. Hope to hear from you soon!

What is Spinach Powder Used for?: Reminder About Our Herbs

Note: Natures Garden sells herbs, like our Spinach Leaf Powder, for external use only. We do not sell our spinach leaf powder as a food item. The information that we provide on our herbs is only for educational purposes. We do not intend for this information to be used to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated any of this information. Make sure that you keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets. Also, pregnant and/or lactating women should take special care when handling any of our herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our herbs. All product testing is the responsibility of the customer.

Aug
07

Argan Oil Benefits


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Argan Oil BenefitsArgan Oil Benefits

There are all kinds of Argan Oil Benefits that you can utilize in your bath and body recipes. This wholesale carrier oil is full of nutrients that provide it with some wonderful properties. These various properties are great for both hair care and skin care. You can use this oil to create some Natures Garden cosmetic and soap recipes. Also, you can include this oil in your own recipes that are perfectly formulated for a certain issue, like frizzy hair. So, check out this blog to learn about the different recipes we have for this oil as well as what argan oil can do in your recipes.

Argan Oil Benefits for Your Products

In places like Europe, argan oil is actually referred to as “liquid gold” due to its amazingly beneficial properties. These properties come from the abundance of nutrients that the oil provides to your skin and body. A great cosmetic ingredient for creating rejuvenating recipes for your hair and skin. So, you know that this cosmetic oil is going to be an amazing one for your various bath and body recipes.

Argan Oil Benefits for Making Soap from ScratchArgan Oil Benefits for Making Soap from Scratch

One great way to use this wonderful oil is to create homemade soaps. Adding this oil will provide your soap with all kinds of skin-loving properties. This will create a conditioning bar of soap that is kind to the skin. Plus, it gives your bars a rich, stable lather that you are sure to love. We included this lovely oil in our own cold process soap recipe. The Argan Soap Recipe blends luscious oils and butters that create a cp soap recipe that will really care for the skin. Plus, this recipe uses the luxurious spa fragrance of our Kulu Bay Fragrance Oil. You will love everything about this wonderful soap recipe!

Argan Oil Benefits for Homemade LotionArgan Oil Benefits for Homemade Lotion

Also, argan oil would be a perfect choice to include in your lotion making supplies. This cosmetic oil is light and allows your skin to breath. However, it is able to sink down and to provide deep conditioning moisture. Further, this oil could be perfectly formulated in a facial cream, as it is light and is often included in acne-fighting formulas. We used this lovely oil in our Sugar Cookie Whipped Body Butter Recipe to add to the deeply conditioning properties. This thick cream benefits from a light lotion because it is able to skin in quickly as the thicker oils and butters remain on the skin longer. Plus, this recipe uses the warm cookie butter aroma of our Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil to add to this fantastic scent.

Argan Oil Benefits for Home Made Scrubs Argan Oil Benefits for Home Made Scrubs

Another great product we created using argan oil is the Sour Watermelon Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe. This cosmetic oil was perfect for helping nourish the skin as the scrub worked to remove dead skin. Not only will this product rejuvenate your skin, but it has a fantastic scent! We used our Sour Watermelon Candy Fragrance Oil in this recipe, which smells like delicious sour watermelon candy!

Argan Oil Benefits for DIY Bath BombsArgan Oil Benefits for DIY Bath Bombs

Additionally, we have used this cosmetic oil perfectly in our bath bomb recipes. Adding this oil to recipes like our Mothers Day Bath Bomb Recipe allows the body to soak in these magnificent oils while enjoying a nice, relaxing bath. Plus, this bath bomb recipe uses the delightful Happy and Free Fragrance Oil, which is a refreshing blend of floral scents that are as light and lovely as the oils nurturing your skin.

Argan Oil Benefits for Your Body

Since the best products are the ones that are able to take care of the body, you need ingredients that are going to nourish and rejuvenate your skin and hair. But, different needs and times may influence what kind of oil will care for your body best. So, we are going to talk about all the benefits that this cosmetic oil has for the body. This will allow you to see what makes it different from other oils and whether this is the best oil to perform in the products you want to create.

Argan Oil Benefits for Dry and Damaged SkinArgan Oil Benefits for Dry and Damaged Skin

Dry skin can be irritating and rough or cracked and painful, but either way dried out skin is a nuisance. Luckily, argan oil is a perfect solution! This oil is light and is easily absorbed by the skin. This allows for quick relief and your skin can begin to feel renewed almost immediately. In fact, we would recommend using this carrier oil wholesale in foot balm recipes. Dry and cracking heels are difficult to deal with. So, adding an oil that will sink in quickly to a thicker cream of salve may be beneficial to getting your feet smooth and moisturized.

Argan Oil Benefits for Moisturizing Your FaceArgan Oil Benefits for Moisturizing Your Face

One fantastic benefit of argan oil is that it can be used for facial creams without clogging pores. Obviously, this oil is great for nourishing and moisturizing dry skin. It will sink into your skin to condition your skin, but won’t be too think for your skin to handle. However, adding this oil to facials for oily skin is highly beneficial. Argan oil has the ability to help balance the production of your natural oils. So, this oil provides nutrients, like vitamin E, as it cares for your skin, which will reduce the need for your skin to produce oils. This leads to less oily skin that is healthy and radiant!

Argan Oil Benefits for Reducing AcneArgan Oil Benefits for Reducing Acne

Not only is this cosmetic oil great for reducing oily skin, but it is useful for acne sufferers, too Actually, this is part of the reason why it’s so effective at preventing break outs. The oily skin results from an over production of sebum. While some of your natural oils are important to keep your skin healthy, too much of these oils can lead to clogged pores and break outs! So, utilizing this oil as a great way to reduce break outs by balancing your natural oil production. Furthermore, the nutrients in this cosmetic oil have been known to help reduce the appearance of acne scars and discoloration.

Argan Oil Benefits for Fading ScarsArgan Oil Benefits for Fading Scars

Whether you have acne scars, had surgery, or had been in an accident, you probably aren’t too fond of the memories your scars bring to mind. So, it makes sense that you’d want to reduce their appearance. The vitamins and nutrients in this carrier oil are amazing for boosting your skin’s natural healing ability and many have found that it has dramatically reduced the appearance of their scars. Also, some people have found that argan oil is useful for helping your skin repair and fade stretch marks.

Argan Oil Benefits for Chicken Pox and Other Skin DiseasesArgan Oil Benefits for Chicken Pox and Other Skin Diseases

Another benefit of argan oil is that it has anti-inflammatory properties. These amazing properties are perfect for providing your skin with the vitamins and minerals that it needs to heal. So, this oil is useful to include in a regimen for reducing conditions like eczema, psoriasis, or chicken pox.  For reducing chicken pox, it has been found that the active triterpenoids substances in argan oil are effective for chicken pox home remedies. These substances will help to reduce symptoms and lead to healing in your skin. Also, the oil is able to sink into condition and effectively eliminate dry, itchy eczema. Plus, this carrier oil is able to ward off bacteria and infection while rejuvenating the skin. So, it can be useful for those dealing with psoriasis.

Argan Oil Benefits for Dry LipsArgan Oil Benefits for Dry Lips

Another great way to use this carrier oil is to incorporate it with your typical lip balm supplies. Including this oil in your lip balm recipes is a great way to increase the conditioning power of your recipe. This oil is able to sink into your lip to relieve dry cracked lips by conditioning and nourishing. This will leave your lips feeling soft and rejuvenated. Also, you can combine this oil with thicker ones for a dry winter or when your lips are excessively dry. This way the argan oil can sink down for immediate relief and the thicker oils can remain on top longer to increase the amount of time your lips are protected,

Argan Oil Benefits for Treating Razor BurnArgan Oil Benefits for Treating Razor Burn and Ingrown Hairs

Also, this wholesale carrier oil is wonderful for soothing razor burns. This nurturing oil has high levels of powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that are beneficial for the skin. So, this light, nutrient rich oil is absorbed by the skin and use to soothe and promote healing for your skin. This will reduce any irritation caused by razor burn and help to protect your skin. Further, this oil is perfect for helping your skin reduce the irritation of ingrown hairs.

Argan Oil Benefits for Taming Your HairArgan Oil Benefits for Taming Your Hair

Plus, Argan Oil is perfect for creating conditioning hair care products! This carrier oil is light and won’t leave you feeling greasy, as it won’t just stay on the outside of the hair. Instead, this oil will be used pulled in to strengthen and nourish the hair. So, it is perfect for adding to conditioner recipes or even a leave in conditioner recipe. This oil would be perfect for helping your tame frizzy hair while protecting and nourishing your luscious locks at the same time!

Argan Oil Benefits for Conditioning Oily HairArgan Oil Benefits for Conditioning Oily Hair

While this oil can this oil be used as a leave in conditioner in all hair types, those with oily hair are really going to love this cosmetic oil! Argan oil is a light, non-greasy oil that is perfect for providing the moisture you need without leaving you feeling like a grease ball. Plus, this oil can be useful for reducing the amount of oil your scalp produces. Since the carrier oil is able to balance your oils, using argan oil will actually help you to get your scalp to produce less oils naturally. So, you can bring your production levels down to where you need them.

Argan Oil Benefits for Nail and Cuticle HealthArgan Oil Benefits for Nail and Cuticle Health

Also, you can use this nourishing cosmetic oil to improve the health of your nails and the cuticle bed. After removing nail polish, cleaning, and drying your nails, you can apply this lovely oil directly on each of your nails. For each nail, add a drop of oil and rub it into the top, nail bead, and cuticle. The conditioning properties will help to prevent hangnails and lead to healthier future nail growth.

Argan Oil Benefits: What is Argan Oil Made of?

The skin loving argan oil is made by pressing argan nuts, which are inside of a fruit. These trees grow on trees in Morocco. Further, these trees take a long time to start producing fruit and they only grow in this area of the world. Further, the nuts can be hard and difficult to crack. Interestingly, the Tamri goats, which eat these Moroccan fruits, would be used to help Argan Oil producers break down the hard shell of the argan nut. Now, factories can break down the nut without the help of goats, but there are some people still producing Argan Oil in this traditional way. If you want to learn more, then check out this article we found. The Argan Oil Beauty Benefits for Skin, Hair, and Body talks about where argan oil comes from as well as some more benefits of using this cosmetic oil.

Argan Oil Benefits: Reach Out to UsArgan Oil Benefits: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you enjoyed all the benefits that argan oil has to offer. You can ask us any questions about this cosmetic oil or our free recipes, as the Natures Garden team is here to help. You can chat with us in the store, on the phone, or online. We have a Facebook page. Also, we are on both Twitter and Instagram (@ngscents). Can’t wait to hear from you and we wish you the best with your homemade bath and body products.

Jun
26

Soap Making Terms


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Soap Making Terms

If you want to learn about different soaping methods and get help for potential problems, then it helps to know common soap making terms. Whether you are a beginner or experienced, you are likely to come across something new with your batches at least once. So, we are here to help you understand what to do and how to solve any soap-making issues.

Soap Making Terms: How Much Fragrance Oil Can I Add to Soap?

While you should always check the usage rate for each individual fragrance, the maximum that we recommend is 5%. Sometimes you can a scent where the IFRA sheet allows more and you can do more if you’d like. After you know the usage rate, you just need to do some simple multiplication to figure out how much scent you need.

Formula: Weight of Soap x Usage Rate = Weight of Fragrance Oil
Example: 912 grams of soap x 0.05 (which is a 5% usage rate) = 45.6 grams of fragrance

Soap Making Terms: Why Did My Soap Turn Brown?

Often fragrance oils that contains a high amount of Vaniilin will turn soap brown. Also, the color will be a darker brown with scented oils with higher amounts of Vanillin. We can use Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to reduce these effects and still use the scent. Since this ingredient is added to provide a vanilla scent, strong vanilla fragrance oils will almost always turn soap brown without the color stabilizer.

Soap Making Terms: Can I Use Essential Oils in Soap Making?

Yes, essential oils can be used to scent soap. We find that essential oils hold up better in MP soap than in soap made from scratch. This is because the saponification process can cook off the essential oil, which doesn’t have middle notes to anchor the scent. You may have some scent after the soaps cure, but it won’t be as strong as it is in MP soap.

Soap Making Terms: How Much Essential Oil Can I Use in Soap?

This can be different for each essential oil, so you will need to check the IFRA sheet for the usage rate. Then, you can figure out how much you need using the same method as you would for fragrance oils.

Soap Making Terms: How Do You Make Soap White?

You can add titanium dioxide to soaps to make them white. In fact, many of our white soap bases use this ingredient. If you wanted, you could use this ingredient to turn your clear soaps to white.

Soap Making Terms: What is Melt and Pour Soap Making?Soap Making Terms: What is Melt and Pour Soap Making?

Another option for soap making is melt and pour soap. This method starts with a soap base that has already gone through the saponification process. So, you cut need to cut and melt the amount your need before you are ready to add colorants, fragrance, or herbs. Then, you can pour the melted soap into a mold and spray the top with rubbing alcohol. As soon as the soap is hardened, it is ready to use!

Soap Making Terms: How Much Melt and Pour Soap Will I Need for My Mold?

For each ounce by volume in your mold you will need 31 grams of soap. Say the soap mold will hold 16 ounces, you will need 496 grams of soap

Formula: Constant Value for Soap Needed to Fill Mold x Volume of Mold = Weight of Soap
Example:
31 grams per ounce x 16 ounce mold = 196 grams of MP soap

Soap Making Terms: How Long Should Melt and Pour Soap Stay in the Mold?

This can vary based on the size of soap you are creating. Smaller soaps will take less time compared to bigger soaps. Just make sure that they are hardened all the way before you remove them. Also, you should be able to feel that the mold is no longer warm to touch.

Soap Making Terms: How Do I Get My Melt and Pour Soap Out of the Mold?

While you should be able to hold your molds upside down and lightly push, sometimes they get stuck. If you place your soaps in the refrigerator for a short amount of time, this should make it easier for you to remove your mp soap.

Soap Making Terms: How Do I Get Fingerprints Off My Melt and Pour Soap?

Sometimes when you are removing your soaps from the mold, you can transfer a fingerprint. Just use some rubbing alcohol to dampen a cotton swab and  gently swab the fingerprint. It should begin to fade as you do this.

Soap Making Terms: Can Melt and Pour Soap Be Used Right Away?

Of course! The saponification process is already complete before you get your soap base. So, there is no active lye to worry about. This means that you can use your soaps as soon as they harden.

Soap Making Terms: Why Is My Melt and Pour Soap Sweating?

There are a few reasons why your soap would sweat. First, it could be due to adding too much oil. Whether it is fragrance oil or carrier oil, the soap can only hold on to so much before the oil begins to leak out to create beads on the surface. More often, it is due to the soap drawing moisture from the air. Since your soap base uses vegetable glycerin, a humectant, it will draw moisture to it. Although this is great for you skin, it can lead to your soap sweating . However, you can prevent the latter by wrapping your soap as soon as it comes out of the mold. This way it can’t pull moisture from the air.

 

Soap Making Terms: What is Hot Process Soap Making?Soap Making Terms: What is Hot Process Soap Making?

Another way to make soap from scratch is hot process soap. This process is very similar to cold process soapmaking. However, in this method you will have a heat source to speed up the saponification process. You can use a crock pot or stove top to heat your soap mixture. After, you can technically use the bars immediately. However, letting them cure a week will provide you with harder, milder bars.

Soap Making Terms: Does Natures Garden Offer Any Hot Process Soap Recipes with Shea Butter?

Yes, we have a few! For example, we have our Manly Soap Recipe, the Beard Soap Recipe, and more that you can find under the Hot Process Soap Recipes page!

Soap Making Terms: How Long Do You Have to Wait to Use Hot Process Soap?

Yes. Although you don’t have to wait as long for your soaps to cure, there is still some lye left that needs to react. Typically, you will need to wait 1-2 week(s) before using your hp soap.

Soap Making Terms: What Does Rebatch Mean?

If you want to redo a soap batch or add more ingredients, then this is a great idea for you! It is common to rebatch to correct issues like seizing or forgotten ingredients. Also, this can be done to add ingredients that wouldn’t react well during the saponification process, like natural exfoliates or essential oils. First, take the soaps that you aren’t necessarily pleased with and grate them into pieces. Place these pieces in a crock pot and melt them with milk, water, or another liquid to prevent scotching. Also, add any additional oils that you want in these soaps. Allow you batch to reheat for one hour at which point it will by thick. After, add the color, scent, and herbs before scooping this soap into a mold.

Soap Making Terms: What is Cold Process Soap Making?Soap Making Terms: What is Cold Process Soap Making?

This process is one of a few that are refereed to as making soap from scratch because in uses water, lye, and oils to create bars of soap. Another key characteristic of this method is that you don’t need outside heat, as the lye provide enough heat for saponification. Once trace occurs, you are able to add colorants, scented oils, and herbs can be added at this point. After 24 hours, you can remove the soap from the mold and cut. However, you must let your soap cure for a period of 4-6 weeks.

Soap Making Terms: What is Lye in Soap Making?

Lye is a caustic base that is a key component for soap, as it drives the saponification process. It is sometimes referred to as sodium hydroxide for bar soaps and potassium hydroxide for liquid soaps.

Soap Making Terms: What Does Saponification Mean?

This is the process of lye reacting with the oils/fats/butters to produce soap. Saponification will produce both the soap and the glycerin in the soap.

Soap Making Terms: What Does Cure Time Mean?

Cure time is the period where the soap finishes the soaponification process until there is no more active lye present in the bars.

Soap Making Terms: What Does the Term Trace Mean in Soap Making?

In soaping, trace is when the lye water and the oils/butters have been fully combined. You will know that you’ve hit trace because the batter will thicken to a pudding-like consistency. Also, you can check to see whether you are at trace by using a spatula to “trace” a line of soap in the batter. You will notice that the line will not immediately disappear and you can see a trace of the soap you drizzled in.

Soap Making Terms: What Does Light Trace Mean in Soap Making?

Light trace is the point right before your soap comes to trace. You will begin to see a trace, but it won’t stay for more than a few seconds. So, the batter is about to hit trace where it will be thick enough to see the soap for a bit longer.

Soap Making Terms: How Long Does It Take for Soap Batter to Get to Trace?

The time is takes to get to trace will vary between batches for a number of reasons. The ingredients in a recipe can lead to different times. Also, fragrance oils and some soap additives can accelerate or slow trace in your batch.

Soap Making Terms: What Does Seize Mean in Soap Making?

If your soap seizes, then it means that your soap has gone through saponification enough that the batter is beginning to turn from liquid to solid. While this isn’t bad on its own, it makes it impossible to pour soap that is still in the bowl. This hardening soap that hasn’t yet made it to the mold will be too thick to mix and, at best, will be chunky in the mold.

Soap Making Terms: Why Do I Have Lye Pockets in My Cold Process Soap?

If you use too much lye in your soap recipe, then you can
Lye pockets can form in cold process soap most often when too much lye is used. However, it could also be a recipe that wasn’t properly formulated, an oil was left out, the soap seized, or even when the lye solution was not fully mixed. If the lye was not completely saponified you can always rebatch the soap and hot process the soap adding additional oil. Also, it is possible that it could be used in recipes such as laundry soaps that can utilize soap with a higher pH level.

Soap Making Terms: Can I Change the Soap Making Recipes?

Unlike many other bath and body recipes, you can’t simply swap out oils in the Natures Garden formulated recipe. Each oil has a certain saponification value that determines how much lye it will react with. So, switching an oil could result in your batch being lye heavy. Even if you wait longer to cure, there won’t be enough oils to react with the lye and the bars will irritate the skin or even cause burning. Instead, use SoapCalc to determine what you would have to change to get the recipe that you want!

Soap Making Terms: Reach Out to UsSoap Making Terms: Reach Out to Us

If you have any other questions or concerns about soapmaking, then please reach out to us! One easy way to ask us something is on social media. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Have fun soaping!

 

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How Do You Make Homemade Soap?


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How Do You Make Homemade Soap? How Do You Make Homemade Soap?

Are you a new soap maker? If so, then this is going to be a great blog for you! Today we are answering the following question; How Do You Make Homemade Soap? Since there are a few different ways to make soap, we are going to talk about the two basic methods for soap making. First, we will talk about Melt and Pour Soap, which will include things like adding colorant, choosing scents, and finding the right mold. Then, we will talk about how to make Cold Process Soap, which includes formulating the recipe, choosing a mold, scenting, and adding colorant. While these two methods are similar in a few ways, there are many differences between the two and ether one can be a better option depending on the situation. So, let’s get started in learning all about soap!

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: What are the Different Types of Soap?How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: What are the Different Types of Soap?

Before we introduce you to soap making, we need to talk about the difference between Melt and Pour Soap and Cold Process Soap. Both can be made at home, but they each require different steps. Melt and Pour soap is the simplest option of the two, as soap batch has already been created. Plus, the lye has already cured and you can use the soap immediately. All you have to do is melt your soap base and create the appearance you want for your batch. The other option is Cold Process Soap, which allows you to formulate your bars to be perfect for your needs. While this method has a bit more time invested, there is a lot more that you can do creatively with CP Soap.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Melt and Pour Soap Making

If you are just ready to get to making cute soaps, then you may want to start with melt and pour soap. While you can’t change the properties of the soap base too much, this method of soap making gives you the freedom to make some pretty amazing soaps.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Different Kinds of Soap BaseHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Different Kinds of Soap Base

While you can’t choose every ingredient, you can choose between several quality soap bases that will be sure to clean and moisturize your skin. We have soap bases that contain real honey, skin loving goats milk melt and pour soap base, and so many more. Regardless of what you are looking for in a bar of soap, you will find that all of our soap bases have quality ingredients that are hard to beat. You can look though all of the melt and pour soap bases available at Natures Garden.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Coloring MP SoapHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Coloring MP Soap

There are a few different routes you can take with coloring your melt and pour soap. If you are trying to create a more natural bar of soap, then you may want to use herbs to color your soap. This is a good idea for face soaps, as well. So, you soap will have a more natural hue and will have the added beneficial properties of the herb. You can find suggested herbs for colorants on our Soap Coloring Class. Another great option for coloring are Da Bomb of FUN Soap Colorants, which will provide bright colors that are perfect for creating vibrant hues.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Scenting MP Soap

There are a few ways to scent your homemade soaps. Some people are curious about how to scent soap naturally. Of course, we could use essential oils, which are all derived from natural sources. You can find your favorite natural scent on the Essential Oils page of our website. Since there is more variety, other people have turned to fragrance oils. We at Natures Garden have hundreds of diverse fragrance oils, which you can find alphabetically by clicking here. For each scent you will find whether it can be used for soap and what amount you can use. So, there is no need to worry whether the scent you are getting won’t work for melt and pour soap.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: MP Soap MoldHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: MP Soap Mold

Finally, you are going to want to choose the soap mold for your recipe. This will depend on how big you want you soap to be. If you are going to be creating an embed or want to make small soaps for guests, then you may want to look at our Guest Soap Molds. For larger bars, you can look through the Mold Market Soap Molds or the Silicone Soap Molds. These sections have larger shapes and even a loaf mold, which is perfect for creating a big loaf from which you can cut bars of soap.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Recipes for Making MP SoapHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Recipes for Making MP Soap

If you are looking to get inspired, then you may want to check out our Melt & Pour Soap Recipes. There are many different types of soaps that we have created and there are step by step instructions available for each one. We have soap that looks like cupcakes, candy, flowers, and so many more gorgeous designs! One fun recipe that we have is the Rainbow MP Soap Recipe and is scented with the heavenly scent of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil. With all of these fun recipes available, you are sure to find a recipe that you love!

How Do You Make Homemade Soap? : Cold Process Soap Making

Once you learn the basics, making soap from scratch is such a fun process! You can create a bar that has all the best properties to make a batch that is tailored to be just right for you. All you need to do is choose your favorite ingredients and their amounts to formulate a recipe. Then, you can get creative with scented oils, soap molds, and soap colorants!

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Soap Making SafetyHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Soap Making Safety

One of the most important parts of making soap from scratch is safety, as cp soap uses lye. So, you will want to tie your hair back, wear safety goggles, clothing that covers arms and legs, closed shoes, and a face mask. You can read more about soap making safety and find the soaping safety supplies we offer by clicking here. Also, you will want to have a well ventilated area to create your lye solution. Another very important thing to remember is that you should only pour lye into water and make sure to go slowly while stirring. Don’t let these precautions scare you though. You will be perfectly fine as long as you are wearing your safety gear and are being cautious!

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: How to Create a Soap RecipeHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: How to Create a Soap Recipe

There are all kinds of properties that you may want to have in your batch of soap. Many people want to know how to make moisturizing soap, how to make sensitive skin soap, or any other properties. The best way to do it is formulate your very own soap recipe and the simplest way to create your very own uniquely perfect soap recipe is the Soap Calculator. All you have to do is enter the oils and butters that you will be using in the recipe and it will tell you all the characteristics of the bar before you even make it. From this point you can tweak the amounts or switch out an ingredient to create a batch that is just right.


How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Adding Scent to CP Soap

While many of the same scents can be used in both CP and MP soaps, there are more factors to consider for cold process soap. Again, you can either use a fragrance oil or an essential oil. But, the fragrance oil’s have the potential to change the consistency and emulsification of your batch. So, you have to be wary of ricing, where the batch clumps and looks like rice pudding. Also, a scent could cause acceleration. This is when the trace happens sooner, which is when the soap emulsifies. The batch will get thick enough to leave a trace of soap on top of the batch after scooping some out and drizzling it back in. Lastly, you could have separation of the fragrance or discoloration of your finished soap.

Some fragrance oils won’t cause any issues and others may cause a few of these issues, its all about the chemical make up. For instance, vanilla scents will often discolor to a dark color due to the vanillin and may need a Vanilla White Stabilizer. If you are curious about a specific fragrance oil, then head over to the Natures Garden YouTube channel. We have tested every scent in one of our soap recipes to show exactly how the scent performs in soap! While we do have a brief explanation of the scent performance on each Fragrance’s page, this allows you to actually see whats happening to the soap.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Coloring CP SoapHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Coloring CP Soap

Again, you can use either herbs or soap pigments to color you soaps. There a few pigmented herbs that can be used to naturally color your soap. In our coloring class, we have options you can use for creating yellow, green, brown, red, and purple hues. But, we have found that Da Bomb and FUN soap colorants are more stable and vivid in cold process soap. While these colorants are created in a laboratory now, they  are able to create versions that are more pure and better than what was previously mined. One example of CP soap that takes the best of both options is the Total Hot Man CP Soap Recipe, which includes Activated Charcoal and Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Choosing a CP Soap MoldHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Choosing a CP Soap Mold

Once your batch of cold process soap has reached trace and is ready to pour, it will be hot. So, you are going to need to make sure that your mold can handle it. Otherwise, your soap mold could end up melting and making a big mess. This means that it would be unlikely that you will be able to make small cold process guest soaps. However, most Mold Market Soap Molds will hold up just fine! Also, all of the SIlicone Soap Molds are sturdy enough to handle the soap. If you are looking to create a loaf of soap, then you may want to try the Silicone Soap Mold- 4 Loaf Molds. Alternatively, you can use a mold like the Silicone Soap Mold- 6 Cavity Flower to create individual bars in fun designs.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Recipes for Cold Process Soap MakingHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Recipes for Cold Process Soap Making

If you aren’t ready to create your very own formulations yet, then feel free to try out one of Natures Garden’s very own recipes! We have all kinds of different types of Cold Process Soap Recipes that you can choose between. Furthermore, you could enter a batch of soap we have created into the soap calculator and change a few ingredients. This would be a great to practice formulating recipes. Also, you may want to try out our Beginners Cold Process Soap Recipe if this is your first time with CP soap. Whether you make your own recipe or start with ours, you are sure to find what you need to create soap that you will love. 

 

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Talk to UsHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Talk to Us

We hope that this blog has been helpful in getting all of you beginning soap makers started. If you have any more questions about anything regarding soap making, then definitely reach out to us! You can find us at the Natures Garden store or online on any of our social media pages. We can answer any questions on our Facebook page. Also, you can reach out to us on Twitter and Instagram with @ngscents. Plus, we would love to see what fun soap creations you have been able to make. Can’t wait to hear from you!