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Mar
18

Easter Craft Recipes


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Crafts for EasterEaster Craft Recipes

If you are looking for some fun crafts to do this Easter, then you should definitely try out some fun crafts for Easter. We at Natures Garden have unique candle recipes, soap recipes, and so many more fun craft ideas that you can try out at home. Plus, you can scent these homemade craft recipes with lovely fragrance oils for this holiday. These diy candle and cosmetic recipes are perfect ideas to use for Easter crafts to sell, diy home decor crafts, and even Easter gift ideas. So, check out some fun Easter craft recipes to make your holiday even more fun!

Crafts for Easter: Easter Basket Candle RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Easter Basket Candle Recipe

One fun craft recipe that you can make for this spring holiday is the Easter Basket Candle Recipe. We were inspired to create this beautiful, layered candle recipe by a colorful, pastel Easter basket. Of course, this lovely scented candle recipe is topped with scented wax that was made to look like dyed Easter eggs that are nestled in Easter grass at the top of a pretty basket. Plus, this scented candle uses the sweet dessert aroma of our Carrot Cake Fragrance Oil. This fragrance has a buttery spice blend with hints of peach, coconut, carrots, cinnamon and warm vanilla. So, this diy Easter basket candle is perfect for creating homemade decorations that are both unique and beautiful!

Crafts for Easter: Easter Egg Soap RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Easter Egg Soap Recipe

Another fantastic bath and body recipe that you can create for Easter is this layered soap recipe. Our Easter Egg Soap Recipe uses four differently colored layers of melt and pour soap base. Plus, this recipe uses the bright blend of berries and sweet vanilla from our Best Friends Fragrance Oil. Also, the melt and pour soap includes nourishing cosmetic ingredients. Further, this soap recipe uses the dome top oval soap mold to create an egg shaped soap bar. So, this homemade soap recipe is perfect for making fun Easter cosmetic recipes!

Crafts for Easter: Spring Smelly Jelly RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Spring Smelly Jelly Recipe

One easy to make scented craft recipe is the Spring Smelly Jelly Recipe. This room scenting recipe includes smelly jelly crystals that are simple, fun, and can be made into bright, Easter colors. Also, this room scent recipe includes the sweet, bright aroma of the Easter Bunny Burps Fragrance Oil. This scented oil contains a shimmering blend of green scents highlighted with a hint of refreshing mint. Then, an aroma of spring flowers is tucked away among the green tones while sandalwood creates glowing warmth for the blend and hints of musk. So, these smelly jelly recipes would be perfect to use as Easter table centerpieces and cute diy Easter decorations.

Crafts for Easter: Rainbow Bubble Bars RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Rainbow Bubble Bars Recipe

Bright, beautiful rainbows are most common in the springtime, so the Rainbow Bubble Bars Recipe would be the perfect choice for your homemade Easter crafts. This beautiful bubble bar recipe uses all the vivid colors of the rainbow. Plus, this cosmetic recipe includes bubbly SCI and luscious cosmetic oils. Further, this bath and body recipe is scented with our Rain Fragrance Oil. This scented oil has refreshing notes of lily of the valley, fresh hyacinth, with a lovely top note of wisteria flowers. So, this scented bath and body recipe is a fun Easter craft that you can enjoy creating and relaxing in the tub.

Crafts for Easter: Easter Bunny Soaps RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Easter Bunny Soaps Recipe

If you are looking for a fun melt and pour soap recipe that is perfect for Easter, then you will want to check out our adorable bunny shaped soap recipe. This cute and festive cosmetic recipe has a soap cupcake base is topped with fluffy white soap, a cute face, and bunny ears. Plus, this scented soap recipe includes the delightfully cheerful aroma of our Easter Bunny Burps Fragrance Oil. This scent is a shimmering garden of green scents that is highlighted with a hint of mint for a fresh sensation. Then, an aroma of spring flowers is tucked away among the green tones while sandalwood creates glowing warmth for the blend and hints of musk. So, you can use our lovely Easter Bunny Soaps Recipe to include with your other fantastic Easter craft recipes. 

Crafts for Easter: Peeps Bunny Cupcake Soap RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Peeps Bunny Cupcake Soap Recipe

Another fun cupcake soap recipe is a fantastic craft recipe for Easter. The Peeps Bunny Cupcake Soap Recipe is an adorable mp soap recipe that has a vibrant cupcake soap base. Then, you will want to top the soap with fluffy white frosting and a sugary peeps bunny soap. Plus, this lovely cupcake soap recipe is scented with the aroma of Lemon Fragrance Oil. This scent is a bright, essential oil that is as true as a freshly squeezed juicy lemon. So, this homemade Easter soap recipe is fun to create, perfect for diy decoration, and is perfect for the bath!

Crafts for Easter: Easter Egg Bath Fizzes RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Easter Egg Bath Fizzes Recipe

Another fun craft that you can enjoy creating and using is the Easter Egg Bath Fizzes Recipe. Of course, these Easter egg bath bomb recipes are fun to make and you can use soap dye to make bright and fun bath bombs! Not only will the nourishing ingredients in this cosmetic recipe care for the skin, but this bath bomb includes the sweet scent is Jelly Bean Fragrance Oil. This scent has a mouth watering burst of luscious fruity tones with teasing notes of vanilla, musk, and sugary notes. Since this bath bomb recipe is both nourishing and fun, it would be perfect to add to your Easter basket ideas for adults and kids.

Crafts for Easter: Gumdrop Melt and Pour Soap RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Gumdrop Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Since Easter is a holiday that is often filled with baskets full of candy, this candy shaped soap would be a fun recipe to try out. Our Gumdrop Melt and Pour Soap Recipe uses mp soap base and a gumdrop soap mold to create these cute soaps. Then, these cute soaps are rolled in sweet sugar. Not only are these cute soaps rolled in sweetness, but they’re scented with the truly scrumptious aroma of the Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Fragrance Oil.  This aroma of holiday spiced gumdrops has notes of cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus, and rose. Further, the scent is well rounded with base notes of cassis, nutmeg, and woods. So, this Easter craft would be perfect for creating a fun soap recipe that has both the appearance and aroma of tasty gumdrop candies.

Crafts for Easter: Plumeria Candle RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Plumeria Candle Recipe

Another lovely springtime craft that you can create is the beautiful Plumeria Candle Recipe. This homemade floral scented candle recipe captures the perfect scent of freshly bloomed flowers. Plus, this homemade candle recipe uses the sweet, tropical aroma of the Plumeria Fragrance Oil. This scent has notes of tropical plumeria flowers, fresh fruity top notes, and a lovely green bottom. Not only will this candle have the perfect floral scent, but this diy candle wax recipe is decorated with pretty purple hues. This candle recipe uses a purple layer, candle wax sprinkles, and sunflower wax to create an embed flower design.

Crafts for Easter: Peeps Bunny Bath Bombs RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Peeps Bunny Bath Bombs Recipe

One popular candy around this time of year is peeps!  Of course, Easter is the time of year when these tasty treats are made to look like cute bunnies. Not only can these candies by made to fit the Easter theme, but the Peeps Bunny Bath Bombs Recipe can look like these bunnies, too! These fun peeps bunny bath bombs are cute, contain nourishing ingredients, and a sweet aroma of our Honey Almond Fragrance Oil. This scent blends notes of bergamot, sweet orange, and crisp apple. These scents are followed by rich, golden honey nectar, toffee bits, and soft white musk. So, you will be sure to enjoy these cute bath bombs as a fun Easter craft!

Crafts for Easter: Easter Confetti Soap RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Easter Confetti Soap Recipe

Another great bath and body recipe that you can create is the Easter Confetti Soap Recipe. This scented soap uses mango butter melt and pour soap base and wholesale soap dye to create a vivid cosmetic recipe. Various colors of small soap chunks are added to this soap recipe and white mp soap. Plus, this scented soap recipe uses the delicate floral aroma of our Sweet Pea Fragrance Oil. This scented oil is a garden of hyacinth, lily of the valley, violets and wild jasmine with a background of light herbal and musky notes. So, the fun colorants and lovely scent will provide you with a fantastic Easter craft recipe that you will absolutely enjoy.

Crafts for Easter: Hydrangea Candle RecipeEaster Craft Recipe: Hydrangea Candle Recipe

Since this time of year is full of beautiful and freshly bloomed flowers, the Hydrangea Candle Recipe would be a perfect candle recipe for Easter! This scented candle uses gorgeous shades of blue and purple granulated candle wax to create a gorgeous candle design. Further, this scented oil uses the sweet, uplifting, and very true aroma of our Hydrangea Heaven Fragrance Oil. Since this scented oil has a gorgeous, floral aroma that would be simply irresistible to a butterfly, we’ve added the scented wax butterflies to top this beautiful Easter candle recipe.

Crafts for Easter: Peeps Cold Process Soap RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe

Another gorgeous soap making recipe that you can create for Easter is the Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe. The base of this soap recipe uses a luscious cold process soap recipe. Not only does this swirled cp soap include vibrant colors, but it includes lovely cosmetic oils. Plus, this bath and body recipe includes a sugary melt and pour soap peeps bunny. Further, this scented soap uses the sweet scent of Yummy Gummy Fragrance Oil. This scrumptious aroma of gummy candy with bursting peach, tangy lemon, juicy orange, grape, plum, pear, coconut, and raspberry. Plus, the aroma has a base of sweet and sugary vanilla. This soap recipe will nourish your skin and provide a lovely aroma for your bath and body recipe.

Crafts for Easter: Play Dough Embed Soap RecipeEaster Craft Recipes: Play Dough Embed Soap Recipe

If you are looking to find Easter craft recipes for kids, then you can try out the Play Dough Embed Soap Recipe. You can create the soap dough and let your kids make fun Easter themed creations. Then, you can use these creations as an embed in your mp soap. Plus, this fun soap recipe is scented with the fresh scent of Butterfly Hugs Fragrance Oil, which has notes of apple blossom, lily of the valley and rose petals on a base of cashmere woods and musk. So, this lovely mp soap recipe is perfect for the bath and a fun Easter craft!

Easter Craft Recipes: Other Fun Easter Crafts Ideas

These wholesale cosmetic craft recipes are a fun way to enjoy the holiday and create cute Easter decorations. Not only can you try out our fun candle and cosmetic recipes, but you can try out other fun craft recipes. In fact, you can use the lovely article 55 Easy DIY Easter Crafts to Make With Your Family This April from Country Living. Whether you are looking for ideas for decorating Easter eggs, making diy decorations, or other great ideas, you will likely fun some fantastic ideas in this article. So, you can try out some of these fun craft recipes this year!

Crafts for Easter: Reach Out to UsEaster Craft Recipes: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you enjoy these lovely craft recipes! If you have any questions about how to make these scented crafts, then you can feel free to reach out to us. Of course, we are available at the Natures Garden store, on our HUG Line, and even online. You can easily find us online through our social media pages. You can find us on our Facebook page. Also, you can use our handle @ngscents to find us both on Instagram and on Twitter. Not only can you use these platforms to reach out to us online, but you can share your own fun Easter creations as well! So, we hope to hear from you soon and maybe even see your own homemade Easter creations!

Jun
20

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions


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Common Melt and Pour Soap QuestionsCommon Melt and Pour Soap Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: History of Soap

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

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

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