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Nov
05

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts


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Our Favorite Christmas CraftsOur Favorite Christmas Crafts

Christmas time is really a hectic time of year. Decorating, card writing, the kids’ Christmas programs and shopping, it’s amazing that it is the happiest time of year! Plus, most of us like to get crafty this time of year. Nothing says love like creating something special with a specific person in mind or a whole bunch of people in mind! If you need some Christmas gift inspiration, then check out some of our favorite Christmas crafts! These crafts are easy to make, yet give the impression that you spent a lot of time creating them. So if you are a busy elf during the crazy holiday season, then give these recipes a try. You will not only impress the people on your gift list, but you will impress yourself as well!

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: How To Have a Stress Free ChristmasOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: How To Have a Stress Free Christmas

Most of us in today’s world, have the idea that Christmas has to be picture perfect. We watch the movies on the Hallmark Channel and expect our Christmas to be just like on TV.

However, we don’t live our lives scripted. It’s always important to remember that the Christmas tree doesn’t have to look like Martha Stewart decorated it. Our Christmas cookies do not need to look like they came straight out of Bon Appetit magazine. Christmas is a beautiful time to simply spend with loved ones. Those will be the memories that your children can cherish and remember when they grow older. It’s not about how perfect the ornaments were hung on the tree. It’s about the memory you have of each ornament that you hang on those branches. It isn’t about how perfectly edged the icing was on the cookies. It’s about how awesome those cookies tasted no matter how much icing Junior glopped onto the snowman shaped cookie.

Enjoy your holidays! Take some shortcuts when it comes to having friends or family over. It’s okay to have something that’s not made from scratch! Homemade gifts don’t have to say you don’t have the funds to buy elaborate gifts. If you create things for certain people in mind, then you have given something to somebody that says, “I took my time and love to make you something I knew you would enjoy.” That type of Christmas is perfect in every way. Follow this link to read up on how to have a stress free Christmas before you start running in a million directions!

 

 

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Candy Cane Candle RecipeOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Candy Cane Candle Recipe

Our first recipe is our Candy Cane Candle Recipe. This is truly a fun candle to have on your tabletop during the Christmas season. This is a simple candle to create. We used our awesome Joy Wax. Joy Wax is a soy/paraffin blend candle wax that is easy to work with, even if you’ve never made candles before. Our Joy Wax has a wonderful hot and cold throw. It has a nice creamy finish and sets up beautifully in your containers. The candy cane candle is layered in pink, red and white with a fluffy, whipped wax topping! Yes, you can create fluffy whipped toppings with this wax. To complete the “candy” theme of the candle, we placed two swirled candy embeds made from our Pillar of Bliss. Pillar of Bliss is also a soy/paraffin blend candle wax that is perfect for creating embeds or wax melts. It hardens up nicely to allow for easy release from molds.

We have scented the candle in our Candy Cane fragrance oil. This scented oil is a yummy blend of peppermint, spearmint, eucalyptus, strawberries and vanilla. This fragrance is a must for any type of Christmas projects you have in mind!

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Candy Cane Facial MaskOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Candy Cane Facial Mask

This  Candy Cane  Facial Mask recipe makes eight 4 oz jars which is the perfect amount to give to your girlfriends or to make for a Christmas party to hand out as party favors. This face mask has some wonderful skin therapy ingredients such as Kaolin Clay, Rose Clay, Beet Root and Hibiscus Flower Powder. We also used some Peppermint Essential Oil and Vanilla Powder for fragrance. It is a yummy smelling combination! Your skin will be glowing and refreshed after just one use! While we did layer it to have the look of a candy cane, the powders and clays will combine once you start using it, however, it will still smell divine. Just like a stick of peppermint candy!

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Bath CookieOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Bath Cookie

You just have to have cookies at Christmas time! It’s a necessary thing. So how about some cookies at bath time? Our Christmas Bath Cookies look and smell yummy enough to eat, and are perfect to entice little ones to take a bath! These bath cookies are very similar to bath bombs. The fizz and bubble and will leave your skin feeling soft and smelling good! We have used cocoa butter, mango butter, kaolin clay powder, and baking soda to name just a few of the ingredients. Your skin is going to feel amazing after your bath! We chose our Christmas Cookies fragrance oil that smells exactly like a freshly baked, buttery Christmas Cookie! Of course, cookies need frosting, right? Our “frosting” is our whipped soap that we used some of our FUN Soap colorant. With some Christmas colored sprinkles to top it off, your bath cookies are complete!

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Coffee Wax Melts RecipeOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Coffee Wax Melts Recipe

Here we have our Christmas Coffee Wax Melts. This recipe will make 24 wax melts using our mini muffin silicone mold. This recipe is perfect in that they are quick and easy to make, plus the recipe makes plenty to share between friends and family! How cute would these look gifted in a sweet little Christmas bag and tied with a pretty bow? We used our Pillar of Bliss Wax and layered it to look similar to a french vanilla coffee with a coffee brown base and a creamy white top. In fact, the base is scented in our French Vanilla Coffee which is the aroma of coffee, cream and vanilla, while the top part is scented in our Snickerdoodle Cookies Fragrance Oil. When these wax melts melt and blend together, your house will smell like a warm, inviting coffee house. Top the melts with a few whole coffee beans and they are ready to go!

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Confetti Soap RecipeOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Confetti Soap Recipe

If you’re looking to make some soap this Christmas, our Christmas Confetti Soap recipe is perfect! Quick and easy to make, we have used melt and pour soap base in Goat’s Milk and Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base. Simply melt down your soap, color, scent and layer. For the confetti part, we used some melt and pour with added vegetable glycerin. This helps make the soap more pliable allowing you to easily cut the colored part of the soap into little squares to resemble the confetti. For the pretty whipped topping, we used our Whipped Soap base and sprinkled some more confetti soaps on top. Our fragrance of choice is our Fruitcake Fragrance Oil. This scent smells of candied fruit, cake, sugar and vanilla! Mmmmm! This recipe makes one 4 pound loaf and then can be sliced up and wrapped for gift giving!

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Tree Bath Bomb RecipeOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Tree Bath Bomb Recipe

I can never say it enough! You can’t have too many bath bomb recipe ideas in your recipe box. Plus, they really are a fun gift for the kids. If you know some kids that don’t enjoy bath time, whip some Christmas Tree Bath Bombs. The kids could help make them as well.  Also, these bath bomb ingredients aren’t harsh and are perfectly safe for young skin.  These bath bombs are made into Christmas tree shapes with pretty colored Christmas “balls” decorating the branches. Also, these bath bomb ingredients are gentle enough to use on kids’ soft skin. We chose our skin safe Kringleberry fragrance oil. A very-merry-festive fragrance oil by Natures Garden with the aroma of fruity cranberries and red currants,and juicy apples. You will also smell base notes of fresh cut evergreens, and sprigs of bright, cheery holly berry.

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Wreath Fire Starter RecipeOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Christmas Wreath Fire Starter Recipe

I know one of my favorite things to have is a fire in my fireplace. Not just at Christmas time, but all winter long! Getting a fire started can be intimidating. Most people will use a fire starter log, but they can get expensive if you have a lot of fires during the winter season. Create some of our Christmas Wreath Fire Starters and you will be happy you did. This recipe will make 11 cupcake size fire starters and the best thing about these? They are scented! Fire starter logs won’t give you that! We made these starters using Pillar of Bliss and our Christmas Wreath Type fragrance oil. A perfect blend of fresh cut boughs of pine, balsam, holly berry and earthy pinecones along with notes of orange and cinnamon. We also included some cut and sifted Nettle Leaf and whole Juniper Berries to enhance the Christmas Wreath fragrance oil.

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Pinecone Fire Starter RecipeOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Pinecone Fire Starter Recipe

Here’s another lovely fire starter recipe that uses pine cones. These Pinecone Fire Starters will also make a pretty, scented and rustic display when placed in a basket next to your fireplace! Simple to make, this recipe will give you 20 large pine cone fire starters. To create these, you will simply dip your pine cones into melted and scented was, allow to dry overnight and they are ready to go! We chose our Pleasingly Pumpkin fragrance oil to scent these fire starters. Pleasingly Pumpkin is a sweet, creamy combination of pumpkin puree with warm notes of butter and sweet vanilla cream. It’s really a warm, yummy scent without being overpowering!

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Holly Berry Bath Bomb RecipeOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Holly Berry Bath Bomb Recipe

How cute are these Holly Berry Bath Bombs? Fun and festive, these would look pretty stored in a large, clear candy jar for all to admire during the holiday season. If you are familiar with bath bomb ingredients and the process of making bath bombs, then you know how easy it will be to make these. Add some cute little Holly Berry shaped sprinkles to make these stand out! Bath bombs are a perfect way to relax and unwind after a busy day of shopping and wrapping gifts. We scented these with our festive Holly Berry Fragrance oil. this wonderful fragrance is a well-balanced blend of bayberry, pine, cinnamon, clove, and lemon rinds. It’s a very nice scent for soap and body lotion as well.

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: Gingerbread Latte CandleOur Favorite Christmas Crafts: Gingerbread Latte Candle

Next, we have a fun candle to create for those that love their lattes! Our Gingerbread Latte Candle looks like a true coffee drink with its chocolate colored coffee base and frothy whipped topping. For the icing on the cake, we have a sweet little gingerbread “cookie” setting on top. As like all of our Christmas Crafts, this candle is super easy to make using our Joy wax for the “coffee” and “whipped topping”. The gingerbread embed was made using our Pillar of Bliss. We scented the whole thing in our Snickerdoodle Latte Fragrance Oil which smells of rich roasted Colombian coffee that is blended with spices and hints of toasted nut. A base of vanilla buttercream rounds the whole fragrance out!

Our Favorite Christmas Crafts: More Craft Ideas

Well, that is all we have for today. We hope you enjoyed reading and learning about some of our favorite Christmas crafts here at Nature’s Garden. If you are interested in more Christmas Crafts, check out these 25 crafts from Crazy Little Projects.

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Oct
25

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe


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Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap RecipeCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Our cranberry melt and pour soap recipe is a beautiful dessert soap recipe that you can make right at home! Not only is this scrumptious bath and body delicious looking, but it uses simple cosmetic ingredients from Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies. So, making a great soap that looks like food is simple and fun! If you want to try out this delicious soap, then check out the soap recipe in this cosmetic blog.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Clean and Sanitize

Before you begin creating this cosmetic recipe, you will want to make a few preparations. First, fill up a spray bottle. Also, gather all of your supplies and ingredients for this recipe. Plus, you will want to clear a space to work on your dessert soap.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe:

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Yellow  FUN Soap Colorant
Whipped Soap Base
Vegetable Glycerin
8 oz.  Clear Bullet Bottle
24/410 White Fine Mist Sprayer

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Other Needed Supplies and Equipment

Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Rubbing Alcohol
Hand Mixer
Knife
Cutting Board
Microwave
Scale
Toothpicks
White Granulated Sugar
Pie/Cake Slice Mold (https://flexiblemolds.com/)
Cranberries Mold (https://flexiblemolds.com/)

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Making the Graham Cracker CrustCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Making the Graham Cracker Crust

First, we are going to create the bottom layer of this scrumptious bath and body recipe. So, we will need to prepare the cocoa butter mp soap mixture to be poured into our pie mold. After, we will have created a scrumptious crust for our cheesecake soap!

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Total Amounts for Bottom Crust Layer

20 grams of the Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
1 gram of the Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil
3 drops of the Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
1 drop of the Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Prepare the Melt and Pour SoapCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Prepare the Melt and Pour Soap

Before you begin mixing all of your wholesale cosmetic ingredients you need to melt your soap. So, weigh out twenty grams of your soap base into a medium mixing bowl. Now, you will need to use your microwave to heat and melt your soap. You will want to use thirty second intervals until your soap has completely melted. Once your soap is in liquid form, you are ready to move on to the next step.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Adding the Cosmetic Ingredients

Now that your melt and pour soap base is melted, you are ready to add your cosmetic ingredients. First, you will need to add one gram of the Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil to this homemade soap recipe. Also, you will need to add three drops of yellow and one drop of brown of the FUN soap colorant to your mixture.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Pouring The Soap Mixture

Next, you are ready to pour your soap mixture into the soap mold. After you pour your soap into the mold, you need to will need to spray the top of the soap with your rubbing alcohol. This spray will release air bubbles and make the layers look more smooth.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Creating the Cranberry Filling LayerCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Creating the Cranberry Filling Layer

Next, you are going to make the second layer of this scrumptious dessert soap. This next layer will be made to look like a layer of yummy cranberry spread.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Total Amounts for First Red Layer

20 grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
2 drops of the Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
1 gram of the Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil
2 drops of the Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Melting the Soap

First, you are going to want to measure our the diamond clear melt and pour soap. Again, you will want to use a microwave in thirty second intervals to melt the soap. You may want to stir the soap periodically as your soap base melts.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Adding the Color and ScentCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Adding the Color and Scent

Now that your soap base has melted, you can add your other cosmetic ingredients to the mixture. First, you will need to add a gram of the fragrance oil to this recipe. Then, two drops of the red soap colorant along with two drops of the black soap colorant.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe:

After you fully incorporate these ingredients, you are ready to pour your melted soap. First, make sure that the crust layer is fully cooled. Then, you will need to spray the top of your first layer to ensure that this layer sticks to the next layer. So, you can pour your cranberry mixture into the mold. Next, you will need to immediately spray this layer with rubbing alcohol to release air bubbles.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Making the Cheesecake LayerCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Making the Cheesecake Layer

Now, you will make the middle, cheesecake filling layer of your homemade soap. Since real cheesecake is similar in color to the soap base, you only need to add a small amount of soap colorant. Plus, you are going to add more of the tasty fragrance oil.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Total Amounts for the Middle Layer

125 grams of the Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
6 grams of the Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil
A Tiny Amount of the Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Prepare the Soap Base

So, you will need to weigh out 125 grams of the melt and pour soap. Now, you will need to melt your soap in the microwave. Make sure that you use thirty second intervals to make sure that you don’t boil your soap.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Adding the Cosmetic IngredientsCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Adding the Cosmetic Ingredients

Now that your soap is completely melted you are ready to add the scent and soap colorant. For this layer, you will only need to add a very tiny amount of the neon yellow soap colorant. You can add this small amount by dipping a toothpick in the colorant and swirling it in your soap. After, you will add six grams of the scented oil to your mixture. You will stir these ingredients together thoroughly.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Pouring the Middle Layer

Before you add your cheesecake layer to the mold, you will need to spray the previous layer with rubbing alcohol. This spray will help your previous layer to stick to your middle layer. After, you will want to lightly spray the top of this layer with rubbing alcohol to prevent bubbles on the surface.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Creating Another Cranberry LayerCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Creating Another Cranberry Layer

Now you are going to pour the last layer in this scrumptious dessert bath and body recipe. This is the second cranberry soap layer for your pie soap recipe.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Total Amounts for the Second Red Layer

20 grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
2 drops of the Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
1 gram of the Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil
2 drops of the Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Melt Your MP Soap

Again, you will need to melt your soap base for this layer of the soap. So, you can take the twenty grams of diamond clear soap and melt it in the microwave. You will want to be sure to use thirty second intervals to prevent boiling.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Mixing Cosmetic IngredientsCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Mixing Cosmetic Ingredients

Just like the previous red layer, you are going to need to use two drops of the red and of the black soap colorants. Also, you will need to include a gram of the fragrance. Mix these ingredients together thoroughly.

 

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Pouring the Soap Layer

Before you pour this layer, you will need to lightly spray the previous layer with rubbing alcohol. Also, you will need to spray more alcohol on top after the layer has been poured.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Making the CranberriesCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Making the Cranberries

While you are waiting for this last layer to set up, you can begin creating the soap cranberries. These berries will be perfect for the topping your layered cheesecake recipe.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Total Amounts for Berries

60 grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
3 grams of the Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil
1 teaspoon of the White Granulated Sugar
5 drops of the Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
2 drops of the Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
5 drops of the Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Preparing the Cranberry Soap

First, you will need to melt the clear mp soap using thirty second intervals in the microwave. After the soap has melted you can add the fragrance oil. Also, you will need to add the three soap colorants to create the perfect shade of red for these berries. Then, you are ready to fill cranberries soap mold. Once the soap has completely set up, you are ready to remove these soaps from the mold.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Dusting the Cranberries with SugarCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Dusting the Cranberries with Sugar

Next, you are going to want to coat your soap cranberries with sweet sugar. So, add a teaspoon of white sugar to a small bowl. Before adding your berries to the sugar, you will need to spray each round soap with rubbing alcohol. Then, roll the cranberry in the bow of sugar and set aside for later.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Making the Fluffed ToppingCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Making the Fluffed Topping

Once the top layer has completely set up, you are ready to create the topping for this soap recipe. This fluffy whipped topping will be used to decorate the cheesecake as well as hold the scrumptious looking cranberries in place.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Total Amounts for the Whipped Soap Base

60 grams of the Whipped Soap Base
60 grams of the Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Base
6 grams of the Vegetable Glycerin
6 grams of the Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Preparing the Whipped SoapCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Preparing the Whipped Soap

Now, you are going to weigh out the whipped soap base. Immediately, you will add the fragrance, and vegetable glycerin. Once all these ingredients are added to a medium mixing bowl, you are going to use a hand mixer. You will need to blend these soap making ingredients until the consistency is similar to frosting.

In a separate bowl, you will need to weigh out the mp soap base and melt the ingredients using thirty second intervals. Once your mp soap is melted you will combine it with the whipped soap base mixture. Again, you will want to whip the mixture using the hand mixer. Quickly, you will want to top your cheesecake soap before the mixture sets up.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Topping the Cheesecake SoapCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Topping the Cheesecake Soap

Lastly, you will top this slice of cake soap with your cranberries. You will want to move quickly to get all the berries on before the frosting sets up. Also, you may want to push lightly to ensure that the whipped topping has a good hold. After the topping sets up completely, you can remove your soap from the mold and it is ready to use!

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Try Out Our Inspiration

We were inspired to create this delicious soap recipe from an amazing cranberry cheesecake recipe. This amazing dessert perfectly entangles the sweet flavor of creamy cheesecake with the tang of juicy cranberries. Not only does this dessert taste delicious, but it looks amazing as well! So, this was a fantastic recipe to recreate with soap supplies. If you are interested, then you can try out the Cranberry Cheesecake recipe from Will Cook For Smiles to experience all the deliciousness for yourself!

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Ask Us Your QuestionsCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you enjoyed creating this fantastic melt and pour soap recipe. If you have any more questions about this cosmetic recipe, then feel free to reach out to us! You can talk to us at the store, on the phone, or online. An easy way to reach out to us online is through our social media. Of course, you can find us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Additionally, you can use @ngscents to find us on both Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use our social media to reach out and ask questions, but you can share your own opinions and ideas too.

Oct
23

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes


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10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes

Have you been looking into a fun, new craft that doesn’t take a lot of time or equipment? How about creating your own soap?  When thinking of making soap, your mind goes to lye and long cure times. Also, most people shy away from the idea of making soap from scratch since it does involve using lye, which can be intimidating to some. However, with melt and pour soap, the lye process has been done for you! What you have with melt and pour soap base is a safe and fun project that anybody can do. This type of craft can even be done with little ones! They can help participate in picking out colors and fragrances, molds and designs. So, if you are looking for some inspiration to help you get started in the soaping world, Natures Garden has 10 cocoa butter melt and pour soap recipes to lead you on!

With Christmas time around the corner, we are sure you are looking for some fun, sweet smelling gifts to give!  With simple instructions, some yummy smells and some very creative touches, these recipes can help you can make gifts for friends and family just in time for the holiday! What better way to say “I love you” than with a homemade present?

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Is Melt and Pour Really Soap?10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Is Melt and Pour Really Soap?

If you are new to any type of soap making, you may have stumbled upon melt and pour soap bases. However, you may be wondering is melt and pour soap really soap? Of course, it is! Most melt and pour soap bases are unscented and have the capability of being melted and remelted without losing any of its quality!  Another thing, melt and pour soap is actually extremely soothing to the skin, with no harsh chemicals as many store brands contain.

What do I like about melt and pour soap? I can pronounce all the ingredients and I also know what each ingredient’s purpose is. Another factor I like about melt and pour soap? I can create any kind of yummy smelling soap I want! You are only limited by your imagination with what you can do with melt and pour soap!

Today we are going to be showing you 10 of our Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour creations! Each recipe is simple to follow with outstanding results! Your friends and family will be so impressed by your newest, crafty abilities. You are sure to get some attention with some of these fun bath treats.  Also, before you get started on creating any of our recipes, check out our Melt and Pour Soap Information! You can learn about the different types of soap base Nature’s Garden has to offer, the ingredients in melt and pour soap base and a quick lesson in how to work with melt and pour soap!

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Chocolate Cherry Soap Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Chocolate Cherry Soap Recipe

Our first melt and pour soap recipe are these yummy looking Chocolate Cherry Soaps! These soaps look and smell good enough to eat! You may have to put out a warning that they aren’t edible! Made with our Cocoa Butter melt and pour soap base, this recipe makes 12 guest soaps that will look adorable sitting on the bathroom counter! This recipe also incorporates some Diamond Clear melt and pour soap that is used for the cherries and the red drizzle. We chose to use real cocoa powder in this recipe, both for some added colorant and natural scent! Plus, our Cherry fragrance oil mixed with the cocoa powder gives a definite scent of chocolate covered cherries!

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Pistachio Melt and Pour Soap Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Pistachio Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Next up we have our Pistachio Melt and Pour soap Recipe. This innovative soap looks just like the pistachio layered dessert that is so popular at potlucks or get-togethers.  This inspiration behind this bath dessert is our Pistachio Pudding Cake fragrance oil that smells of yummy pistachio nuts, almonds and vanilla with a slight floral background! This melt and pour soap is an easy bath treat to make. We created this yummy soap by using cocoa butter melt and pour for the fluffy topping, the graham cracker crust and the white cool whip middle!  We also used Diamond Clear Melt and Pour for the pistachio pudding and to top it off, we sprinkled dried Orange Peel on top to give it a realistic look of crushed pistachios on top! Using our Basic Square-Mold Market Mold, you will get 3 bars of soap with this recipe!

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap Recipe

This next yummy dessert soap will inspire your inner baker for sure! Our Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled soap recipe will give you a whole new perspective on what you can create with melt and pour soap! The secret to getting the soap to roll; vegetable glycerin! Just a bit gives melt and pour soap a flexibility that you won’t believe. Not only will this soap be impressive to look at, but you may want to create the real thing when you are done! What inspired this soapy dessert was our Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle fragrance oil. This fragrance smells of chocolate, sweet raspberries and vanilla! Once the whole soap is set up, you can simply slice the soap into individual slices and wrap to give as gifts!

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Christmas Bath Cookies Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Christmas Bath Cookies Recipe

This Christmas Bath Cookies recipe is a unique twist on the bath bomb. The cookie part was created using your usual bath bomb ingredients such as baking soda and citric acid. However, we also included mango butter and cocoa butter to help give your skin some extra softness! Now, most bath bombs don’t have icing on top but ALL Christmas cookies should have icing! This frosting is made using cocoa butter melt and pour soap and whipped soap base! Double luxury! You can top your bath cookie off with some Christmas colored sprinkles to complete the look! Of course, the fragrance oil we chose is our delicious Christmas Cookies fragrance oil. Butter, vanilla and frosting is what your bathroom will smell like! You will get 18 bath cookies with this recipe!

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Our next recipe may not look like a dessert, however, it smells like a dessert! This Swirled Melt and Pour soap is very easy to create using a simple loaf mold and white, pink and chocolate swirls that give it a marbled look. We chose to color this soap naturally!  Kaolin clay for the white portion and Rose clay for the pink. For the chocolate swirls, we used organic Cocoa powder. This powder is not only a natural colorant, but it will enhance the scent of the Chocolate Covered Strawberries fragrance oil that we used. This recipe creates two pound of soap. You can slice it up and give as individual gifts.

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Chocolate Dipped Bath Fizzies Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Chocolate Dipped Bath Fizzies Recipe

This next recipe would be a perfect Valentine’s Day treat to make for somebody you love! They look and smell scrumptious enough to eat, however, I wouldn’t suggest it! These Chocolate Dipped Bath Fizzies will leave your skin feeling soft and hydrated. These fizzies are made with your basic bath bomb ingredients such as baking soda and citric acid, but we also created a “chocolate coating” made of cocoa butter melt and pour soap! Sprinkle some sweet little decorating sprinkles on the top for a final touch and you will have some super cute bath treats to help Valentine’s Day end on a sweet note for whoever you love or even for yourself! You have to love yourself too!  The fragrance oil we chose is our uniquely decadent Chocolate Lovers Type that smells amazingly chocolaty with a background of citrus and vanilla! We also used our Brownie Pops Silicone Soap Mold which makes removing your bath fizzies easy! This recipe will give you 10 fizzies!

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Vanilla Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Vanilla Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe

These little Vanilla sugar scrub cubes look sweet enough to dissolve on your tongue, but they work better in the bathtub! Simple and quick to create, this recipe makes 24 sugar scrub squares that will leave your skin soft and supple. We made these skin treats with Grapeseed, Apricot Kernel, Sesame Seed Oil, cocoa butter melt and pour soap, plus some Vanilla Powder!  These little sugar cubes are perfect for scrubbing away dry skin and they will you smelling yummy! Our fragrance oil is the popular NG Warm Vanilla & Sugar! This is a warm vanilla fragrance with deep musky undertones. Once they are ready to use, store them in a glass jar! You will get 24 little scrubs using Brownie Bites silicone soap mold!

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Beetroot Facial Soap Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Beetroot Facial Soap Recipe

Beet root is amazing for the skin! This pretty pink powder is known for its high levels of nutrients such as beta carotene, vitamin B5, vitamin B1, vitamin C. It is a perfect addition to any face soap! As a side note,  the pink color that beet root gives to our cocoa butter melt and pour soap base will eventually oxidize and turn a brownish color. That is why we have incorporated some citric acid and some Tomato Red FUN soap colorant to help keep this Beetroot Facial Soap looking pretty in pink for quite a while! This recipe makes 2 6 oz. facial bars. This soap would be a wonderful addition to a spa gift basket using some of our other recipes that have been created using beet root powder! We have an Emulsified Beet Sugar Scrub, a Black Cherry Bomb bath bomb and even some Rose Violet Bath Melts that would make perfect gift basket goodies!

 

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Macaroon Melt and Pour Soap Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Macaroon Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

These Macaroon melt and pour soaps look adorable in their bright, neon colors! Kids will love these little soaps at bath time and it’s a perfect way to get them into the bath tub! The “outside” of the cookies are made with our cocoa butter melt and pour soap. The “creamy filling” is actually our whipped soap base! This recipe makes 6 soaps that smell of our Almond Macaroon fragrance oil. The scent of orange, coconut, almond and vanilla will have the little ones smelling sweet and clean for bedtime!

 

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Soap Frosting Recipe10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Soap Frosting Recipe

Anytime you need a quick topping to any of your soap desserts, whether they are melt and pour soaps or cold process soaps, our Soap Frosting Recipe is a perfect go-to topping! It’s quick and easy to make! Simply whip together our whipped soap base with melted cocoa butter melt and pour soap and there you go! It will come out light and fluffy, just like the real thing!  While our recipe uses our Buttercream fragrance oil, you can scent yours to match your bath dessert. You can also add any colorant that you desire to make your soap pop with color! One more thing!  If your fragrance oil is known to turn soap brown in color, you can add some Vanilla White color stabilizer to help keep the color true. This recipe will make enough frosting to top 8 large soap cupcakes!

10 Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: More Cocoa Butter Ideas

We hope you enjoyed these 10 cocoa butter melt and pour soap recipes! Whether you are a newbie looking to create some fun gifts for friends and family, or a seasoned soaper who is just looking for some inspiration, Nature’s Garden has you covered! Natures Garden also carries a golden natural cocoa butter and a deodorized cocoa butter.  You can incorporate cocoa butter into recipes like lip balm and cold process soap.  It really is a versatile cosmetic ingredient. Nature’s Garden also offers soap classes to help you familiarize yourself with all the ingredients that we use in our recipes.  While Natures Garden sells cocoa butter for cosmetic use only, food grade cocoa butter can even be used in baking. Here is an example, a vegan chocolate recipe.

Have you made some cool new projects using any Nature’s Garden products lately? We would love to see them! In fact, we love to see and hear from any or all of our customers! You can find us on our Facebook page, Twitter (@ngscents) or on Instagram (@ngscents). Show us (and all of our followers) what you have been creating! We will also share it for others to see too!

Oct
19

Melt and Pour Soap Recipes for Fall


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Melt and Pour Soap Recipes for FallMelt and Pour Soap Recipes for Fall

Autumn is one of the most beautiful times of the entire year. The bright orange, yellow, and red hues in the crisp falling leaves is truly a sight to behold. However, watching the flutter of the beautiful leaves through the crisp autumn wind is not the only fun part of this time of year. Of course, this season contains a few different  fantastic, fun holidays. Of course, we are talking about both Halloween and Thanksgiving! Whether you are young or old, this season has plenty of fun for everyone to enjoy themselves! Of course, another fun way to spend this season is to create some different fantastic and fun holiday crafts. We at Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies were inspired by all of the best aspects of the autumn season to create all kinds of fun bath and body recipes. These cosmetic recipes include all of our best melt and pour soap recipes for fall. Of course, you can use our melt and pour soap making supplies to create some fantastic cosmetic recipes. These soap making supplies include lovely fall fragrance oils and our melt and pour soap bases. If you are interested in creating any of these soap making recipes, then you may want to check out some of these recipes below.

Melt and Pour Soap Recipes for Fall: Fresh Fallen Leaves Soap RecipeMelt and Pour Soap Recipes for : Fresh Fallen Leaves Soap Recipe

First, you can create the Fresh Fallen Leaves Soap Recipe for this lovely fall season. This soap making recipe uses a straw and the leaf soap mold to create a fun design! So, this melt and pour soap recipe is made to have a design perfect for fall. You will create a design of tree trunks topped with a large pile of brightly colored fall leaves. So, this melt and pour soap recipe has an absolutely perfect design for this lovely season. Not only does this cosmetic recipe look like grown trees with colorful autumn leaves, but this soap is scented with the aroma of Fresh Fallen Leaves Fragrance Oil.  Fittingly, this fragrance has a perfect aroma of autumn with a fitting aroma that is true to the name!

Melt and Pour Soap Recipes for Fall: 7 Up Bundt Cake Soap Recipe

Another scrumptious melt and pour soap recipe that you can create is our 7 Up Bundt Cake Soap Recipe. Of course, this fun melt and pour soap looks like a bundt cake, but that isn’t all. Further, you can decorate this cake soap with a sweet soap frosting. So, this bath and body recipe will provide you with a scrumptious recipe for soap that looks like food! Not only does this soap look like a yummy bundt cake, but it is scented with the scrumptious aroma of our 7-UP Pound Cake Fragrance Oil. This scented oil is a fantastic blend of warm cake, almond, lemon, lime, and sweet, sugary vanilla. So, you can create this fantastically delicious soap for this lovely fall season.

Melt and Pour Soap Recipes for Fall: Dracula's Dentures RecipeMelt and Pour Soap Recipes for Fall: Dracula’s Dentures Recipe

One great recipe that you can create for Halloween is the fun Dracula’s Dentures Recipe. Not only does this monster themed recipe fit the Halloween season, but it is a fun and silly take on vampires, too. Plus, you can scent this melt and pour soap recipe with the sweet aroma of our Lunar Eclipse Fragrance Oil. This scented oil has notes of juicy fruit nectar and exotic floral notes. These fragrance notes blend with notes of sweet vanilla and honey. Not only would this fragrance be perfect for an evening filled with romance, but it is a perfectly irresistible scent for scented soap recipe. This combination of a sweet fragrance and fun vampire teeth is a perfect recipe for Halloween that everyone will enjoy.

Melt and Pour Soap Recipes for Fall: Bamboo Hemp Soap RecipeMelt and Pour Soap Recipes for Fall: Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe

Additionally, you can create the Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe this fall season. This simple melt and pour soap recipe uses the star anise seed whole herb to create a fantastic soap recipe. You can use this lovely soap recipe to decorate your home for the Thanksgiving holiday. Further, these cute little soaps are perfect for using as homemade guest soaps. Plus, this lovely soap is scented with the aroma of our Bamboo Hemp Fragrance Oil.  This scented oil has notes of well-balanced blend of bamboo stalks, vetiver, and patchouli with undertones of hemp seed and oakmoss. This blend of fragrance oil notes is the perfect way to finish this melt and pour soap recipe. Of course, the refreshing scent and the simple, herbal appearance is another great cosmetic recipe that you can create for the fall season.

Melt and Pour Soap Recipes for Fall: Salt Water Taffy Soap RecipeMelt and Pour Soap Recipes for Fall: Salt Water Taffy Soap Recipe

Of course, a candy scented soap is another great cosmetic recipe that you can create for this upcoming holiday. So, you can create the sweet Salt Water Taffy Soap Recipe for this Halloween. This cosmetic recipe uses four bright colors that are wrapped to look like scrumptious taffy candy Further, this candy soap is scented with the aroma of our Salt Water Taffy Fragrance Oil, which has notes of sweet berries, sugar, and creamy vanilla taffy. This scrumptious aroma has notes that bring memories of scrumptious taffy that will melt in your mouth. So, this is a great bath and body recipe that is perfect for the fun Halloween season.

Melt and Pour Soap Recipes for Fall: Ghost Soap RecipeMelt and Pour Soap Recipes for Fall: Ghost Soap Recipe

Another fun soap recipe for fall is the spooky Ghost Soap Recipe. Since Halloween is right around the corner, this ghost soap would be a perfect recipe for the season. So, you can use these cute ghosts to decorate your home. Further, you can use these lovely melt and pour soaps as well. Not only will this cosmetic recipe get you clean, but the beautiful aroma of Alien Princess Fragrance Oil will entice your senses. This fragrance has notes of bright, sparkling fruit notes and soft floral notes all rest on a woodsy base with vanilla and musk. You will love this alluring, spooky fragrance is the perfect scent for this fantastic melt and pour soap recipe.

Melt and Pour Soap Recipes for Fall: Pumpkin Puke Soap Jelly RecipeMelt and Pour Soap Recipes for Fall: Pumpkin Puke Soap Jelly Recipe

Also, you can create the fun and silly Pumpkin Puke Soap Jelly Recipe. This liquid soap recipe is a fun scented soap recipe that is inspired by pumpkins. This is a perfect cosmetic recipe for decorating this Halloween season. Of course, you can use the decorated container around the house during the season as well as use the soap to clean and provide a lovely scent for your body. Although we called this soap recipe pumpkin puke, it certainly smells better than that with sweet scrumptious notes! This fun bath and body recipe is scented with the Pumpkin Roll Fragrance Oil. This scented oil has sweet notes of sugar and a pumpkin puree spiced with hints of cinnamon, and nutmeg layered with a warm, sweet-butter crust, drizzled with maple and honey. So, this is another fantastic bath and body recipe that you can create this fall season!

Melt and Pour Soap Recipes for Fall: Monster Snot Soap Jelly RecipeMelt and Pour Soap Recipes for Fall: Monster Snot Soap Jelly Recipe

Not only can you create a pumpkin themed soap recipe for Halloween, but you have the option to create a monster scented soap, too. So, you can create the Monster Snot Soap Jelly Recipe! Again, this is a fantastic scented soap recipe that you can use to decorate your home. So, this cosmetic recipe is perfect for decorating for this fun, spooky holiday. You can use both the green slime color and the googly eyes to create a fun monster recipe. So, these features are  fantastic for creating this cute bath and body recipe. Further, you will love the delicious scent of our Tart Green Apple Fragrance Oil. This scented oil has the true scent of tart green granny smith apples. The scrumptious aroma of this fragrance oil is a fantastic scent that is perfect for this sweet holiday.

Melt and Pour Soap Recipes for Fall: Gumdrop Melt and Pour Soap RecipeMelt and Pour Soap Recipes for Fall: Gumdrop Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Further, the lovely Gumdrop Melt and Pour Soap Recipe is a fantastic cosmetic recipe to create for the sweet holiday of Halloween. This scented soap recipe allows you make fun, brightly colored gum drop soaps that are perfect for the biggest holiday for candy. Of course, this sweet treat soap recipe is scented with our yummy Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil has notes of cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus, rose, cassis, nutmeg, and woods. These sweet notes blend together perfectly to create an aroma of spiced gumdrops with a yummy twist. These notes give this fragrance an aroma that is hard to resist! This sweet candy bath and beauty recipe allows you to make some fantastic melt and pour soaps for the fun fall season.

Melt and Pour Soap Recipes for Fall: Gummy Bear Soap RecipeMelt and Pour Soap Recipes for Fall: Gummy Bear Soap Recipe

Another delicious candy scented soap that you can create is the Gummy Bear Soap Recipe. This scented soap recipe uses the gummy bear soap mold and fun, bright colors to create a fantastic mp soap recipe. Further, this sweet scented soap has the aroma of our lovely Tropical Blast Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil has notes of fresh tropical fruits. This fragrance oil includes notes of pineapples, mango, papaya, coconut, and juicy watermelon, that perfectly scent this soap. So, this fragrance will provide your mp soap with a sweet candy aroma that perfectly pairs with sweet gummy bears. This recipe will provide you with soap bars that smell like delicious, fruit candy and are covered in gummy bears. So, this recipe is perfect to add to your Halloween line of melt and pour soap products.

Melt and Pour Soap Recipes for Fall: Fun Things to do in Autumn

Of course, you can create all kinds of fun fall cosmetic recipes. However, there are many other fun things that you can do this season as well! Other than Trick or Treating and Thanksgiving, there are actually quite a few fun things that you can fill your time with this autumn. You can check out a few haunted houses, carve pumpkins, and wear fun Halloween costumes. Plus, you can make a pumpkin pie or walk through a park to enjoy the splendor of all the falling leaves. Of course, there is so many more ways that you can enjoy the best parts of autumn! If you want to check out even more fun ideas for the fall, then take a look at Odyssey’s article on 21 Things To Do On Fall Break! You are sure to find something fun and absolutely worth doing this autumn!

Melt and Pour Soap Recipes for Fall: Any Remaining QuestionsMelt and Pour Soap Recipes for Fall: Any Remaining Questions

If you have anymore questions about creating these fun bath and body recipes, then you should feel free to reach out to us for answers! Also, you can use this chance to ask questions about any other of our free recipes for mp soap making. Of course, you can ask us at at either the Natures Garden store or on the our telephone help line. Also, you can reach out to us online. An easy way to reach out to us this way is through our social media pages. First, you can find us on Facebook. Additionally, you can reach out to us using the handle @ngscents to find us on both Twitter and Instagram. Further, you can use any of these social media platforms to share your own cosmetic creations. We would love to see your own fun fall inspired creations! We hope to hear from you soon on one of our social media platforms. Further, we hope that you have fun with crafting your own bath and body recipes!

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Oct
05

Food Recipes Inspired Us


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Food Recipes Inspired UsFood Recipes Inspired Us

Food recipes inspired us to create all kinds of different and unique homemade recipes. We have made all kinds of fake food candles and cosmetics based on these scrumptious foods, These wonderful mouthwatering room scenting recipes and delicious cosmetic recipes were made to capture the deliciousness of these dessert recipes. Just like these various Natures Garden candle and soap making creations, the food recipes that we use for inspiration are all super tasty! If you are interested in trying out any of these scrumptious food recipes, then you will absolutely want to read the blog below. In this cosmetic blog, we are going to be sharing some of our favorite dessert recipes that have inspired different creations. We hope you find some delicious to try out and enjoy!

Food Recipes Inspired Us: Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap RecipeFood Recipes Inspired Us: Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe

First, we have the delicious chocolate raspberry dessert recipe that inspired us to create the Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled MP Soap Recipe. If you want to try this yummy dessert, then you can go to the Spend with Pennies website to create the gorgeous Raspberry Chocolate Swiss Roll. Not only does this chocolate roll recipe look amazing, but this raspberry Swiss roll recipe is delicious, too. First of all, this tasty recipe uses pureed raspberries to flavor this sweet berry filling. Then, this scrumptious raspberry filling is rolled into the freshly made layer of chocolate cake. After, this chocolate dessert is topped with ganache and fresh, whole raspberries. If you love chocolate and raspberries, then you will love this pretty dessert. Plus, this delicious dessert recipe is perfect for parties, events, or even just to treat yourself. Definitely a dessert worth trying!

blueberry muffin candlesFood Recipes Inspired Us: Blueberry Muffin Candle Recipe

Next, we were inspired by a tasty muffin recipe. Once we found out about the scrumptious food recipe for Jordan Marsh’s Blueberry Muffins on the NY Times website, we just had to try out these tasty muffins! After trying this scrumptious recipe, we just had to create our delightful Blueberry Muffin Candle Recipe. These amazing blueberry muffins were just too yummy to resist. This scrumptious dessert recipe uses wonderfully sweet and fresh ingredients, which include fresh, juicy blueberries, that take this fun, easy recipe to the next level. These muffins are simple to create, soft, and absolutely scrumptious. So, you will absolutely want to try making these yummy blueberry muffins at home!

Food Recipes Inspired Us: Pistachio Melt and Pour Soap RecipeFood Recipes Inspired Us: Pistachio Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Further, we were inspired to create the adorable Pistachio Melt and Pour Soap Recipe after trying a scrumptious pudding recipe. If you are interested in trying out this fantastic dessert recipe, then check out Pistachio Lush from the Midnight Baker. This lovely dessert recipe is both gorgeous and absolutely delicious! The crunchy walnut crust is covered with the smooth cream cheese layer. Then, this tasty layered pudding recipe has the bright green pistachio layer. Finally, this amazing dessert is topped with a whipped fluff and chopped almonds. Together, these layers create a scrumptious food recipe that compliment each other and  is simply irresistible.

Food Recipes Inspired Us: Galaxy Bubble Bar RecipeFood Recipes Inspired Us: Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe

Our Galaxy Bubble Bar Recipe was another  beautiful bath and body recipe that was inspired by a delicious ice cream recipe. After finding and trying out  this beautiful and scrumptious Homemade Galaxy Ice Cream recipe from a site called Some of This and That, we just had to make a bath bomb recipe that captures some of the best parts of this treat. But first, we just had to try out this tasty dessert for ourselves! While you may have already guessed, this gorgeous ice cream treat tastes even better than it looks! This cosmetic recipe uses food coloring, sprinkles, and a few simple ingredients to make homemade ice cream that is almost just too pretty to eat!

Food Recipes Inspired Us: Lemon Squares Soap RecipeFood Recipes Inspired Us: Lemon Squares Soap Recipe

You will absolutely love this next dessert recipe! This tasty recipe is from Allrecipes and is perfect for creating The Best Lemon Bars! These delightful lemon squares are cute and absolutely delicious. Further, you will love the sweet lemon flavor of these little bites. So, we were inspired to create our very own scrumptious Lemon Squares Soap Recipe. We wanted to recreate everything about this tasty dessert from the crust to the powdered sugar topping. If you are looking for a sweet lemon treat, then this homemade lemon square recipe is a fantastic idea for you to create. All you need is a few baking ingredients and a couple fresh lemons and you are ready to make this lovely dessert.

Food Recipes Inspired Us: Keylime Pie Candle RecipeFood Recipes Inspired Us: Keylime Pie Candle Recipe

If you enjoy the taste of freshly baked pies, then you are going to love our next food inspiration. This Classic Key Lime Pie recipe is a scrumptious dessert recipe from Live Well Bake Often. This delightful pie recipe had inspired us to create this lovely Keylime Pie Candle Recipe. We wanted to capture all the elements we loved about this delicious dessert recipe. So, we tried to recreate everything from the golden graham cracker crust, smooth creamy filling, and fluffy whipped cream topping. So, we created a fun homemade candle recipe with all the right layers. This way our scented candle could look just like this mouth watering delicious dessert!

Food Recipes Inspired Us: Pumpkin Pie Candle RecipeFood Recipes Inspired Us: Pumpkin Pie Candle Recipe

Another one of our homemade candle recipes that pulled inspiration from a scrumptious pie recipe is the Pumpkin Pie Candle Recipe. We wanted to create this layered candle recipe after trying out a recipe by Once Upon a Chef called the Perfect Pumpkin Pie. This sweet, scrumptious dessert recipe uses a pie filling of pureed pumpkin and a blend of spices. Further, this scrumptious pie filling rests on a flaky and warm homemade crust. All of these elements blend together to provide a slice of this warm pumpkin pie is perfect for bringing up the end of your Thanksgiving dinner the right way with this yummy pumpkin pie recipe.

Food Recipes Inspired Us: Mango Sorbet Bubble BarsFood Recipes Inspired Us: Mango Sorbet Bubble Bars

Our adorable scoops of Mango Sorbet Bubble Bars were inspired by a scrumptious food recipe, too! These sweet ice cream bath bombs were made after trying the Mango Sorbet Recipe from Diethood. This sweet ice cream recipe uses pure and simple ingredients to create a homemade dessert recipe that tastes delicious and looks pretty as well. This sweet dessert recipe uses fresh and juicy mangoes, condensed milk, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and pure vanilla extract to create a truly unforgettable dessert recipe. You will love the refreshing taste of this scrumptious ice cream recipe just as much as our fun bath recipe! 

Food Recipes Inspired Us: Neapolitan Cupcake Soap Recipe

Another scrumptious dessert recipe that has inspired us to create our own cosmetic recipe is the Scratch Neapolitan Layer Cake from Cookie Madness. This sweet and scrumptious cake recipe has three decadent layers of different flavors that blend together beautifully. First, we have the rich, chocolate flavor of the bottom layer. Next, we have the sweet and simple vanilla middle layer. Finally, we have the top layer of scrumptious strawberries. These scrumptious Neapolitan flavors are held together with delicious buttercream frosting. While we loved this scrumptious cake recipe, we thought it would be fun to use this to create a Neapolitan Cupcake Soap Recipe! Whether this recipe is used to create cupcakes or whole cakes, it is delicious and definitely worth making at home!

Food Recipes Inspired Us: Banana Pudding Soap RecipeFood Recipes Inspired Us: Banana Pudding Soap Recipe

Another one of the great dessert recipes that we have found is the sweet and scrumptious Old Fashioned Banana Pudding. This delicious pudding recipe from Averie Cooks uses delicious pudding ingredients to create a fantastic dessert recipe. This includes sweet Nilla wafers and freshly sliced bananas. After trying out this scrumptious banana pudding, we were inspired to create a lovely homemade soap making recipe. Our Banana Pudding Soap Recipe was made to capture the best parts of this dessert recipe in soap. If you like the taste of bananas, then you will absolutely want to try out this lovely pudding recipe. Further, don’t forget to try out our own banana pudding recipe!

Food Recipes Inspired Us: Macaroon Melt and Pour Soap RecipeFood Recipes Inspired Us: Macaroon Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

The recipes for homemade Macaroons from the BBC Food Recipes is delicious and fun to create. The sweet almond cookie portion of these sweet desserts can be colored in all sorts of fun ways. Then, you will need to take two of these freshly made almond cookies and sandwich them together with scrumptious whipped filling. After creating this fun recipe you are left with delicious cookies that are adorable as well! The yummy taste and the fun colors of these delightful cookies inspired us to create the Macaroon Melt and Pour Soap Recipe. We used fun, bright colors with the melt and pour soap and a lovely almond scent. Then, we used a fluffy whipped soap to capture the essence of this fantastic cookie recipe. But, this fun soap recipe has nothing on the actual cookies. So, you will absolutely want to try out this fresh cookie recipe at home!

Food Recipes Inspired Us: Creme Brulee Lip Scrub RecipeFood Recipes Inspired Us: Creme Brulee Lip Scrub Recipe

Another fantastic cosmetic recipe that we were inspired to create after trying some amazing food was the Creme Brulee Lip Scrub Recipe. This sweet cosmetic product was formulated after making and trying Instant Pot Creme Brulee. If you wan to try out this yummy recipe for yourself, then you should check out A Mindful Mom! Their recipe for creating creme brulee is quick, easy, and absolutely perfect! Plus, this easy recipe leaves you with a dessert that is warm and creamy with a crunch that is irresistible. So, this yummy lip balm recipe is one that you will not want to miss out on trying!

Food Recipes Inspired Us: Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts RecipeFood Recipes Inspired Us: Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts Recipe

Additionally, we were inspired to create a wax melt recipe by the Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe from Baker’s Royale. After trying out this scrumptious cheesecake recipe, we were inspired to create our Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts Recipe. We made these mini cheesecake wax melts to try to capture the delicious essence of this scrumptious dessert recipe. This rich, creamy cheesecake recipe is flavored with canned pumpkin and rich spices to create a fantastic recipe. Further, this pumpkin cheesecake recipe is finished with a sour cream whipped topping and sprinkling of spice. This pumpkin cheesecake is such a delicious dessert recipe that you will definitely want to try for yourself! 

Food Recipes Inspired Us: Ask Us Your QuestionsFood Recipes Inspired Us: Ask Us Your Questions

If you have any questions about these scrumptious bath and body recipes, then you should feel free to reach out to us! You can ask us your questions on our telephone help line, in the store, and on any of our social media pages. You can reach out to us on our Facebook page. Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to find us on Twitter and Instagram. These social media connections are a perfect resource for getting answers. Plus, this would be a great place to share your finished dessert creations! We would love to see how these yummy recipes worked for you. Further, you can use our social media to share your own inspiration for your homemade cosmetic recipes. We would love to hear about some of the things that inspire you to create!

Jul
25

Grapefruit Benefits


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Grapefruit BenefitsGrapefruit Benefits

Are grapefruits good for you? We’d say yes, as there are all kinds of wonderful grapefruit benefits that you can enjoy! If you want to try out the Natures Garden Grapefruit Powder on your skin, you are sure to find some great benefits for your body. In fact, you can include this wholesale herb in many different bath and body recipes that will care for your skin and hair. Plus, there are some great medicinal benefits that have been found to be gained from eating this fresh fruit. Further, there are many ways to incorporate this fruit into your diet, through either homemade recipes or even just eating the plain fruit. So, you can use this natural cosmetic blog to find out more about the grapefuit herb and the other properties of grapefruits.

Grapefruit Benefits: Growing ConditionsGrapefruit Benefits: Growing Conditions

First of all, grapefruit trees will require a temperate or tropical climate. These conditions are ideal because these plants need lots of sunlight and warm conditions. In fact, they need it to be relatively warm both during the day as well as at night. So, more tropical regions may be best, but they can survive in temperate regions with some extra care. Also, the grapefruit trees like to have loamy soil that drains well.
Another thing you will want to pay attention to is the amount of space available for your tree to grow. When planting the tree try to pick a place on your land that will provide the most sun, some good winter protection, and at least twelve feet of space from buildings or driveways. After planting, you will want to water your sapling every couple of days. After about a week or so, you can start to water deeply just once a week. However, you may want to water more often during drought periods.

Grapefruit Benefits: Tips for Harvesting Grapefruits

During the first three years, you won’t have a harvest from a grapefruit tree. Instead, your grapefruit tree should direct its energy into growth. So, you may want to remove any small fruits that you see growing before the three year mark. Although you may be eager to try your homegrown fruit, picking these early fruits will ensure your tree grows to be strong. Once your tree is old enough, your fruits will be ready to be harvested in the fall. You will be able to tell they are ripe by their color. If the grapefruits have become a yellow or gold color, then they are ready to pick.

But, anyone that prefers their grapefruit on the sweeter side, like me, can leave the fruits on the tree a bit longer. This will allow them to get a bit larger and sweeter. However, use caution, they can be left on the tree for too long. An overripe grapefruit will appear lumpy and should be discarded.

Grapefruit Benefits: Industry Uses

There are all kinds of reasons to use grapefruit in a wide variety of products and recipes. First, you can use the abundance of vitamins and minerals available in this fruit to promote your health. Plus, you can incorporate more grapefruit though all kinds of delicious recipes. Also, your skin and hair can gain some wonderful benefits by including grapefruit in your bath and body making supplies. So, let’s get into some of the known benefits this fruit has for you.

Grapefruit Benefits: Medicinal UsesGrapefruit Benefits: Medicinal Uses

You can gain many benefits from eating grapefruit. First, this fruit has been found to be beneficial for the immune system. Studies have shown that the vitamins and minerals in grapefruits can be useful when it comes to getting over a cold, protecting against inflammation, and strengthening the protective barrier of your skin. Also, grapefruit can be useful for reducing your risk for diabetes. Diabetes occurs when the body has built up a resistance to insulin, which leads to higher insulin and sugar levels in the blood. So, this fruit has evidence that it can help reduce insulin levels and resistance to help get your body on track.

Another potential benefit of grapefruit is improved heart health. It is thought that the high potassium content in this fruit will relax your blood vessels and arteries. So, grapefruit should be able to help reduce your blood pressure and lessen the risk of heart attack or stroke. Furthermore, this can be useful for increasing blood flow and oxygen to the brain, which can promote better cognitive function. Plus, there is evidence that grapefruit can be useful for helping to treat fatigue and insomnia. It has been found that the tryptophan in grapefruit is useful for helping you get sleepy and have a great night’s sleep.

However, people on medications should contact their doctor to ensure that there won’t be any interactions. For certain medications, grapefruit can cause overdose or increase side effects. This interaction can occur as grapefruit contains substances that can inhibit an enzyme that is used to metabolize certain medications. So, anyone taking medications like immunosuppressants, statins, Carbamazepine, Indivavir, Bensodiazepines, and many calcium channel blockers should contact their doctor before increasing their grapefruit intake.

Grapefruit Benefits: Bath and Body ProductsGrapefruit Benefits: Bath and Body Products

Not only is grapefruit great for the inside of your body, but your skin and hair can benefit from this fruit, too. First, you can use grapefruit peel powder to naturally color your bath and body products. This herb will provide a creamy orange color that is natural and beautiful. If you are interested in learning about more Natural Soap Colors, then check out some of these herbs. You can combine a few natural colorants to create a gorgeous, natural design.

Grapefruit Benefits: Benefits for Bath and Body Products

One benefit of this herb is that is can be used to improve skin tone by promoting cell regeneration. So, this herb will leave you with a healthy, youthful glow. Plus, the herb has been found to promote collagen, which can be useful for getting rid of wrinkles naturally. This will help to reduce signs of aging and leaving you feeling rejuvenated. Additionally, you can use this herb to help solve issues with oily skin. Since this herb has astringent properties, it is able to help constrict your pores. This will help to reduce your sebum production and lead to a decreased risk for acne. So, creating wholesale face masks or natural soap for your face would be amazing for your skin care regime!

Also, grapefruit powder is known to have anti-inflammatory properties. This can be useful for creating hair care products that can help reduce dandruff. Plus, this wholesale herb can be included in lotion recipes to reduce skin inflammation conditions, like eczema or psoriasis. Another benefit is that grapefruit has shown to reduce itching and rashes for those infected with impetigo. Plus, it has been found that grapefruit powder can be useful for reducing some cases of acne. Since acne is often due to excess sebum or a pH imbalance, this botanical herb can be used to increase the pH of skin and control acne outbreaks. In fact, many acne treatments will include grapefruit in their formulations.

Grapefruit Benefits: Natures Garden RecipesGrapefruit Benefits: Natures Garden Recipes

If you are looking for exfoliating melt and pour soap recipes, then this is a great recipe to start with! The Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap Recipe from Natures Garden uses both an embed loofah and wonderful herbs to create a great soap recipe. Plus, the grapefruit powder has all kinds of benefits for your skin that will rejuvenate your body from head to toe. So, this lovely recipe will both exfoliate and nourish the skin to provide you with a clean, rejuvenated feeling. Plus, the herb will you feeling absolutely beautiful!

Grapefruit Benefits: Food and BeveragesGrapefruit Benefits: Food and Beverage

This food is a fantastically healthy food that is both low in calories and high in nutrients. Luckily, there are many ways for you to incorporate grapefruit into your diet. Some people enjoy eating grapefruit raw or drinking fresh grapefruit juice. However, this fruit has a flavor that is tart and sour. So, some people need to combine this fruit with sweeter flavors. One way to blend the flavor of this fruit is to add it to a smoothie. Further, you can use grapefruit in all kinds of different recipes for meals, desserts, or beverages. One wonderful beverage recipe is Lauren’s Grapefruit Margaritas from Allrecipes. Also, you can try out a grapefruit dessert recipe on myrecipes for Grapefruit Pound Cake. There are so many refreshing recipes that you can create to incorporate more grapefruit into your diet.

Grapefruit Benefits: OtherGrapefruit Benefits: Other

Additionally, some have found that grapefruit can be a useful tool for weight loss. Eating grapefruit can be useful for helping control appetite and making you feel full. The fiber in this fruit can be useful for helping you feel full and eat fewer calories throughout your day. Studies have shown that fiber-rich fruits can promote feeling of fullness, as the fiber will increase your digestion time. Furthermore, studies done on weight loss have found that grapefruit can lead to losing more weight and more off their waist. So, the groups that consumed grapefruit regularly through their dieting would lose more compared to those that were dieting only.

Another great way to use grapefruit is to create aromatherapy cleaning products. Grapefruit is effective for cleaning many things throughout the home. Also, grapefruit has antibacterial properties that can be useful for getting your home extra clean. Not only is grapefruit effective at cleaning, but it has a strong, refreshing scent that will leave your home smelling clean, too. So, your home will look and smell amazing! If you are interested in finding recipes for creating natural homemade cleaning products, then check out 10 Ways to Clean with Grapefruit by Taste of Home.

Grapefruit Benefits: How Did the Grapefruit Get Its Name?

If you’ve every tried a grape, then you may expect a grapefruit to taste sweet. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth, as grapefruit tastes nothing like a grape. So, how did the grapefruit get its name? While it was first thought that it was because it resembled grapes as it grew, it is more commonly thought that the name came from pomelos. In fact, grapefruits are a cross between pomelo and orange. If you are curious about learning more about the way grapefruits got their name, then check out How Did the Grapefruit Get Its Name? on Mental Floss.

Grapefruit Benefits: Reach Out to UsGrapefruit Benefits: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you enjoyed this information on grapefruit benefits. If you have any more questions, then reach out to us and ask! We are available on the phone to answer any of your questions on this herb. Also, we can answers questions on other Fruit and Veggie Powders, as well. While we at Natures Garden have a help line available that use can call to utilize, there are other ways to get in contact with us. You can ask us questions either in the store or online. If you want to find us online, then check out any of our social media pages. We are on Facebook and you can use @ngscents to find us on Twitter and Instagram. Good luck and have fun creating your own natural herbal cosmetics recipes!

Grapefruit Benefits: Note About Our Herbs

Note: We at Natures Garden sell our Grapefruit Powder herb for external use only. We do not sell our herbs as food items. The information that we provide on our herbs is for educational purposes only. We do not intend for this information to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. The information we provide has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. 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 that you make with our herbs. Further, all testing is the responsibility of the customer.

Jul
23

Unscented Cosmetic Bases


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Unscented Cosmetic Bases

So you have your line of soaps going. People love them! They smell amazing, and customers love how they make their skin feel! Well, now you are looking to expand into other bath and body products to enhance your line of soaps. No matter if you do melt and pour, cold process or hot process, people love when they can buy a whole product line of a fragrance they love! Here is where Nature’s Garden’s unscented cosmetic bases come into play. Creating your own lotions, body perfumes, liquid soaps and bath whips have never been easier! Just add in your fragrance of choice, some soap colorants and bottle it up! Whether you are creating for just you and family, or to add to your product line, the sky’s the limit when it comes to making your own bath and body products!  Natures Garden’s unscented bases are perfect if you are just beginning as well!  It is the perfect way to learn and get started!

 

Unscented Cosmetic Bases: Imagine BaseUnscented Cosmetic Bases: Imagine Base

Up first is Nature’s Garden Imagine Base. The name for this unscented base is perfect because all you have to do is imagine the multitude of things that can be made with this versatile product! From antibacterial foaming hand soap or foaming body butter, to bath gel or body wash. These are just a few of the possibilities that can be made using Imagine Base. For a foaming hand soap, you just need to add your fragrance of choice and package it in a foamer bottle. Simple and quick! However, if you would like a thicker product such as a bath gel or body wash, you can create this by adding a natural thickener, such as Xanthum Gum, to help thicken up the Imagine Base.

Nature’s Garden has quite a few recipes to help you get started! You can start with something easy such as Antibacterial Foaming Hand Soap and move on to some fun cupcake soaps that will impress everybody with your creativity! Simply click on the link above and click the recipe button to lead you to what you can create!  In fact, some recipes are even listed right in the description.

Unscented Cosmetic Bases: Multi-Base Lotion

Nature’s Garden has 3 types of multi-base lotions that allow you to create multiple natural lotion based products by simply adding distilled water! Natural Goat’s Milk Lotion, Natural Soy Body Butter and Natural Yogurt Lotion Base.  Create products like face cream, body lotion, body frosting, body mousse, body butter, massage lotion, and spray lotion mist all from this one base!! Another fact, our lotion bases can emulsify up to 2% of additional oily components, so more elaborated skin care products can be easily made!

Unscented Cosmetic Bases: Natural Goat's Milk Lotion BaseUnscented Cosmetic Bases: Natural Goat’s Milk Lotion Base

Our first lotion base is the Natural Goat’s Milk Lotion Base! Goat’s Milk is used heavily in soap making. Goat’s milk is exceptional for people who have sensitive skin and are prone to eczema or psoriasis. It’s rich in vitamins, minerals and alpha hydroxy acids that help remove dead skin cells and leave a soft, healthy skin behind! Customize your lotion to fit your needs or the needs of your customers! Nature’s Garden has developed a lovely recipe using our goat’s milk lotion base! Shimmering Bronzing Lotion is a perfect summertime addition! Made with organic cocoa powder and a touch of 24K Gold Mica, you can have a warm, healthy glow to your skin with no harsh chemicals added!

 

Unscented Cosmetic Bases: Soy Body ButterUnscented Cosmetic Bases: Soy Body Butter

We all know how good soy can be for your body! It’s a perfect substitute for those who are lactose intolerant, or for those who want to simply live a healthier lifestyle. Soy in skin products have been shown to benefit those who have a combination oily/dry skin. It can help reduce wrinkles and may help reverse sun damage!  It’s an incredibly versatile product!  Now you can create a natural, skin-loving product for you or your customers using our Soy Body Butter! Create products like face cream, body lotion, body frosting, body mousse, body butter, massage lotion, and spray lotion mist all from this one base!! 

 

Unscented Cosmetic Bases: Natural Yogurt Lotion BaseUnscented Cosmetic Bases: Natural Yogurt Lotion Base

Yogurt is so healthy for your insides! It provides Vitamin D, calcium, protein plus those probiotics are said to help keep your gut moving smoothly! However, yogurt is also good for your skin! It leaves it soft and hydrated, can tighten pores, helps to reduce blemishes and can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles. With Nature’s Garden Natural Yogurt Lotion Base, you can create 6 types of lotion products to fit your needs or your customer’s needs! Keep it all natural with no fragrance or add an infusion of herbs or essential oils to help give your product some added benefits!

 

Unscented Cosmetic Bases: Odor EliminatorUnscented Cosmetic Bases: Odor Eliminator

Up next is our Odor Eliminator! This is a popular seller here and I love this stuff! In fact, I personally no longer have to buy that expensive fabric refresher or even body spray! I can make my own and use the fragrances I love! With the Odor Eliminator, you can create a line of body sprays or perfumes to compliment your other bath and body products! Or air freshening sprays that will knock those stinky bathroom smells away. You can even create fabric fresheners using fragrances for aromatherapy! Simple, economical and sure to be a hit in your home or for your clients! We have some easy recipes that you can use to help get you started! Simply click on the link above and then click on the recipe button to get started. I know you will love this odor eliminator as much as I do!

Unscented Cosmetic Bases: Ritzy Bath GelUnscented Cosmetic Bases: Ritzy Bath Gel

So you think you can only buy bath gel at the grocery store? Wrong! You can custom create your own bath gel and smell how you want to smell! Our Ritzy Bath Gel bubbles like crazy and will help moisturize your skin or even your hair! It’s also thick enough to suspend glitter if you want to some added sparkle to your bath time! Simply chose a fragrance that you love, add the recommended usage amount found under the description of your fragrance, enhance it with a liquid soap colorant and give it a shake! You’re done! You can even use essential oils to this bath gel and keep it as natural as possible!

As a side note, some of our fragrances can thin out the gel base. To thicken it back up, simply create a slurry of Xanthum Gum (the natural thickener we mentioned above) and distilled water. When the slurry is properly combined, you can add it to your thinned bath gel. It will gel back up in no time and you are set to go!

 

Unscented Cosmetic Bases: Ritzy Bath Gel RecipesUnscented Cosmetic Bases: Ritzy Bath Gel Recipes

Nature’s Garden has a couple of fun recipes you can create using our Ritzy Bath Gel. The first recipe is a Foaming Bath Salt recipe. This is a wonderful bath salt that will both cleanse and moisturize! We chose our lovely French Lavender fragrance oil. A perfect, relaxing scent of lavender to help you unwind from the day! Our next recipe is a Foaming Bath Jelly! We used our Ritzy Bath Gel and some unflavored gelatin to create this fun, foaming bath jelly that the kids will love to use! We chose our Kissing and Telling fragrance oil to scent this bath time concoction with. This scent is a  yummy blend of passion fruit, grapes, with a touch of floral greenery to it!

Unscented Cosmetic Bases: Stinky No More WashUnscented Cosmetic Bases: Stinky No More Wash

How about creating your own soap that you can use in your washer? Stinky No More Wash is an odor eliminating liquid soap base that is body safe and can be used in an array of different ways. You can simply add Stinky No More Wash in with regular laundry detergent to remove bold odors that your laundry detergent won’t remove (such as mechanics clothing).  You can use Stinky No More Wash as a carpet cleaning solution or even as a pet shampoo to remove pet odors. Since this base is unscented, you can use any of our body safe fragrance oils to add your own personal scent to your laundry, your pet or to help freshen the carpets in your home.

 

Unscented Cosmetic Bases: Whipped Soap BaseUnscented Cosmetic Bases: Whipped Soap Base

Next, we have our Whipped Soap Base. This is a best seller here at Nature’s Garden. So you can create many things with this base. With this base you can create your own bath frosting, shaving soap, foaming body butter, and foaming sugar scrubs.  Simply whip our base with a mixer, add fragrance oil and coloring (if desired), and spoon into jars. It will remain fluffy and not deflate!  Our rich, luxurious-feeling whipped soap base bubbles up and has a lovely lather that leaves your skin feeling soft and moisturized.

So now you want to make something with this awesome base, but not sure how or where to start? Nature’s Garden has a plethora of recipes that use this base. Whether whipped up on its own with some fragrance and color or made into a frosting to top off some soaps that look like dessert ready to be eaten, this product is fun to work with! Follow the link above to our whipped soap page to see all the types of fun things you can create!

 

Unscented Cosmetic Bases: All-Natural Lip Balm BaseUnscented Cosmetic Bases: All-Natural Lip Balm Base

Last, but not least is our All-Natural Lip Balm Base. Our lip balm base is 100% all natural and is made with only the finest, top-of-the-line ingredients (several of which are also certified organic). The ingredients are coconut oil, beeswax, organic shea butter, organic cocoa butter and vitamin E. Since our lip balm base is all natural it does not have any sort of chemical taste like so many lipstick/lip balms out there do. Also, the container our lip balm comes in a heavy duty solid white container to keep the sunlight out. When you are ready to make something, you can pop this whole container into the microwave to melt the base. If you are not using it all at once, the remaining will solidify until next time!

 

Unscented Cosmetic Bases: What’s the Big Deal

Most people want to know why you would want to buy this lip-balm base. For starters it’s a time saver and a money saver! No need to buy all the separate ingredients when they are all ready to use in a single one pound tub! In fact, with one container you can make 90-94 lip balm tubes or 65 1/4 ounce lip balm pots! That’s a lot of stock right there! Second, our lip balm can be used to make more than just lip balm!!  You can use the very same base to create your own all natural solid perfume or your own lotion bars.  This base can be used to create an all-natural vapor rub or you can use this base to create your own foot balm even.  Why buy numerous ingredients to make these products when all you need is this one base? It’s truly an economical buy!

Unscented Cosmetic Bases: And Another ThingUnscented Cosmetic Bases: And Another Thing

Another positive factor is our lip balm base feels smooth and silky on your lips and is naturally moisturizing to your lips.  Like many petroleum based lip products, our lip balm base is not tacky feeling or greasy! It goes on like a dream and absorbs beautifully! We have some wonderful recipes to help you get started on the road to lip balm making!  We also offer a starter kit that includes a 2 ounce container of lip balm base, 2 flavorings, 2 lip tints and assorted tubes and containers. It’s a perfect way to experiment and create before you get started on the big stuff!

 

There you go friends! We hope you enjoyed our presentation on Nature’s Garden unscented cosmetic bases and maybe found some inspiration to create. There are so many options for creating products customized just for you or your customers! With the over 800 fragrances to choose from, the possibilities are endless! If you feel like showing off any of your products, give us a shout out! You can find us on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents) or Instagram (@ngscents). We even have a show and tell section on our web page! Hope to see you on there!

Jul
20

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe


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Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap RecipeOrange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe

Today, Nature’s Garden would like to introduce a brand new cold process soap recipe! Our Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap is the perfect addition to brighten up your summer product line! This soap has many skin loving ingredients that will give you a solid long lasting bar! Not only that, but it will have a wonderful, rich bubbly lather! The scent we chose is our Blood Orange fragrance oil and it is so easy to work with!  Since this fragrance is a dream to work with, you will have plenty of time to be artistic and add in some white swirls! Once you are done, you can top your soap with some sweet, sugared little orange section embeds that look like the orange chewy candies from childhood. These embeds will be made with our Diamond Clear Melt and Pour soap and it is the perfect finishing touch!

 

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Blood Orange Fragrance OilOrange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Blood Orange Fragrance Oil

Before we get started, did you know? The Blood Orange is actually native to Italy and their dark, red coloring comes from anthocyanins, an antioxidant that is more common in flowers and fruit, but not citrus fruit. What do blood oranges taste like? These oranges have a unique flavor compared to other oranges, with a strong raspberry-like flavor with undertones of citrus.

Now let’s talk a little about the fragrance oil. Blood Orange fragrance oil works wonderfully in cold process soaping. There is no discoloring, separating or ricing. Also, there is no accelerating so you have time to play when using this citrus fragrance oil in cold process soap. Plus the fragrance will stay strong through it’s cure time! The scent is a perfect orange scent! Bright, crisp and tart with a touch of floral in the base note is the best way to describe this fragrance. We know you will love this scent whether you use it in bath and body products or even in candles! It has a lovely, strong cold and hot throw!

 

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Soap Making Supplies Found At Nature’s Garden

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment You Need

  • Scale
  • Distilled Water
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Spatula
  • Stick Blender
  • Mini Lemon/Lime Mold (flexiblemolds.com)
  • Sugar
  • Rubbing Alcohol ( in a spray bottle)
  • Vinegar

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Weights for Soap

  • 260 grams water
  • 95 grams Lye- Sodium Hydroxide
  • 68 grams Apricot Kernel Oil
  • 68 grams Argan Oil
  • 171 grams Coconut Oil-76
  • 34 grams Grapeseed Oil
  • 102 grams Shea Butter
  • 68 grams Palm Oil
  • 68 grams Olive Oil Pomace
  • 34 grams Macadamia Nut Oil
  • 51 grams Blood Orange Fragrance Oil
  • 16 grams of Sodium Lactate
  • 5 grams Titanium Dioxide
  • 1 gram Eye Poke Orange FUN Soap Colorant

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Weights For Melt and Pour Soap

  • 145 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
  • 7 grams Blood Orange Fragrance Oil
  • 3 drops Neon Orange FUN Soap Colorant

 

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Before You Start Soaping

Before you get started on your soap making, it is always best to clean and sanitize your work area! Make sure you have washed and dried all your equipment and packing materials. Another good tip is to have all your ingredients and supplies within reaching distance! This helps ensure that as you are working everything is ready and on hand to make the process move smoothly. We strongly suggest that you wear gloves, protective clothing, face mask and safety glasses. Last but not least, if you are new to cold process soap making click here for basic soap making class. Also, before attempting to make any type of cold process soap, please become familiar with Soap Making Safety Class.

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Prepping the EmbedsOrange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Prepping the Embeds

Our first step is preparing the orange slice embeds. You will need to make a total of 16 orange slices and for this your will be using a mini lemon/lime mold from flexiblemolds.com. These molds are perfect for soaping and even candle making. They are durable and clean up quick and easy! So go ahead and chunk up your Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. Next,  weigh out 145 grams. After adding the soap chunks to a microwavable bowl and placing it in your microwave, melt the soap using 30 second intervals, stirring the soap each time, until it is completely at a liquid state.

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Adding the fragrance and colorOrange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Adding the fragrance and color

Now that you have your soap melted, will be adding the Blood Orange fragrance and color. So, next, you will weigh out 7 grams of Blood Orange fragrance oil and 3 drops of Neon Orange FUN Soap Colorant, adding it to the melted soap. Stir this well, making sure the color and fragrance are well blended.

 

 

 

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Pouring the EmbedsOrange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Pouring the Embeds

The last step is pouring the soap into the mold. Have your mini lemon/lime mold ready and add the soap to each cavity of the mold. Once you have all the soap poured,  you will now go ahead and spritz the top of the soap with the rubbing alcohol you have ready in a spray bottle. This will help to release any air bubbles. You will let this sit until cool and firm.  You will need to make a total of 16 orange slices.

 

 

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Removing the EmbedsOrange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Removing the Embeds

So now that your orange slice embeds are set up, go ahead and remove them from the mold. Next, you will once again use the rubbing alcohol. Spritz your orange slices and sprinkle them with the sugar. The sugar will give your orange slices a candied look!

 

 

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Preparing Your Lye Solution

Now you will be starting the lye portion of your soap. First, you will weigh out 260 grams of distilled water in a bowl. Next, using a separate bowl, you will weigh out 95 grams of lye. Then, slowly add the lye to the water. You NEVER want to add the water to the lye! Stir to completely dissolve the lye. Now, set your lye solution aside for the moment and allow it to cool.

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Preparing Your OilsOrange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Preparing Your Oils

At this time, you will prepare your oils while you are waiting for the lye solution to cool. In a deep mixing bowl, weigh out 68 grams of Apricot Kernel Oil, 68 grams of Argan Oil, 68 grams Avocado Oil, 171 grams Coconut Oil-76, 34 grams Grapeseed Oil, 102 grams Shea Butter, 68 grams Palm Oil, 68 grams Olive Oil Pomace, and 34 grams Macadamia Nut Oil. Next, you will melt your oils and once your oils are melted, you will set them aside to cool. You will want to allow both the soaping oils and the lye solution to cool to room temperature. You want the temperature to be within 10 degrees of each other.

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Prepare Your ColorsOrange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Colors

So while you are waiting for your temperatures to drop, you can move ahead and prepare your colorants. First, you will prepare the titanium dioxide. This will be used for the white swirls of soap. In a small bowl, weigh out 5 grams of titanium dioxide. Then, mix that with a small amount of the soaping oils you have prepared to create a paste-like mixture. Mix this well. This will help the titanium dioxide to disperse more easily into the soap batter. You can set this aside for now.

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Adding the Sodium Lactate

Next, we will be moving onto the sodium lactate. Sodium lactate is used in cold process soaping to help harden the soap and allow a better release from the soap mold. So, in a small bowl, weigh out 16 grams of sodium lactate and set this aside for the moment.

 

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Fragrance OilOrange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Fragrance Oil

Before we get started on our soap batter, you will want to have your fragrance weighed out and ready to add. So, in one last small bowl, you will weigh out 51 grams of Blood Orange fragrance oil. Set this aside also.

 

 

 

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Mixing the Soap BatterOrange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Mixing the Soap Batter

Now we are ready to prepare the soap batter. Your oils and lye solution should be at the temperature stated above. So to the cooled lye solution, add your 16 grams of Sodium Lactate. Carefully, stir your lye solution to incorporate the sodium lactate. Now, slowly add the lye solution to the soaping oils. Then, using your stick blender, emulsify the ingredients together.

 

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Adding in the Fragrance Oil

Once you have emulsified your soap batter, you will add in the fragrance oil. So to the soap batter, add the 51 grams of Blood Orange Fragrance Oil that you weighed out previously. Then, use your stick blender, incorporate the scent into the batter.

 

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Separate the Soap BatterOrange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Separate the Soap Batter

Next, we will separate the soap batter for the two colors. So, into your first bowl, weigh out 272 grams of the soap batter into a separate bowl and add in the 5 grams of titanium dioxide we weighed out earlier. You can go ahead and stick blend this to combine.

 

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Coloring the Soap BatterOrange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Coloring the Soap Batter

You will not need to weigh out the remaining batter since this will be one color. So, to the soap batter that is left, add the 1 gram of Eye Poke Orange FUN Soap Colorant. Now you can stick blend this to combine.

 

 

 

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Blending the ColorsOrange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Blending the Colors

Now we are ready to combine the two colors together. So to the orange soap batter, add in dollops of the white soap batter. Once you have all the white added into the orange bowl, you will begin to swirl directly in the bowl. You can do this using your spatula, or even a wooden skewer, swirling the white batter into the orange batter.

 

 

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Pouring the SoapOrange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Pouring the Soap

Now you are ready to pour your soap into the mold. Have the mold set in front of you and pour the swirled batter into the mold. Then, gently tap the mold on the table to help remove any air bubbles that may be trapped in the batter and smooth the surface of your soap.

 

 

 

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Topping the SoapOrange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Topping the Soap

Finally, we are ready to add our orange slice embeds to the top of our soap! Take your orange slice melt and pour embeds and arrange them evenly across the top. We found that if we added the slices to the four corners first, it helped keep the other slices evenly spaced out.

 

 

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: Curing Your Soap

When you make any type of cold process soap, you will allow the soap to set up for about 24-48 hours before removing it from the mold. Once you have removed it, cut the soap equally into 16 pieces. Lastly, you will allow the Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap to cure before using or selling.

There you have it guys! We hope you enjoyed creating this fun cold process soap! If you are looking for more fun, yummy cold process soap recipes, check out our recipe box and get inspired to create! Find us on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents) or Instagram (@ngscents) and give us a shout-out and share what you created! We love hearing from our customers!

 

Orange Swirled Cold Process Soap Recipe: The Inspiration

So, the inspiration behind these sweet, little soaps was actually a recipe for fudge! The inspiration behind the fudge was a poke cake! I love how the thought of one thing can evolve into a bunch of different things, don’t you? Check out the recipe for this No Fail Orange Creamsicle Fudge that inspired us to create our Orange Swirled CP Soap! It is super easy to make with just a few ingredients! A bright, summery twist to a yummy popular treat!

 

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!

 

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).