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May
22

How Do I Naturally Color Soap?


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How Do I Naturally Color Soap?How Do I Naturally Color Soap?

Many people are curious about how they can color their homemade soaps naturally. Of course, there are vibrant soap pigments and dyes, but what are my options for coloring soap? More importantly for all natural soap makers, How Do I Naturally Color Soap? Well, its simple, just use some cosmetic herbs. While not every herb is pigmented, there are many herbs out there that can be used to provide some wonderful colors. Plus, many herbs come with some added benefits for the body. So, Natures Garden has compiled a short natural soap colorants list that can be handy for the average soap maker.

How Do I Naturally Color Soap?: How Do You Add Herbs To Soap

Since herbs are a great way to naturally color your homemade soaps, you will want to know the ways that you can incorporate them into your recipes. Depending on the form that they come in, there are a few methods you may want to know. First, we have the easiest herb in incorporate, which is powdered herbs. The powder can simply be added to the recipe either before the CP soap reaches trace or before pouring your MP soap. Also, you can add the herb to vegetable glycerin to break up chunks before adding it, but this isn’t always necessary.

Next, we have the whole herbs, which include things like flower petals or cinnamon sticks. While there are instances where you want to add whole herbs to your soap, you don’t need this for coloring. So, these herbs can either be added in tea form or an oil infusion. For the tea all you need to do is steep your herbs in hot water to create a tea and use this as the water portion of your recipe. If you aren’t using water in your recipe, then you will want to do an oil infusion. So, you will need to create an herb oil by either allowing your herbs to soak in one of your oils for 4-6 weeks or add them to the pot as you oils melt. After, you will just need to strain out the herbs.

How Do I Naturally Color Soap?: Creating a Yellow ColorHow Do I Naturally Color Soap?: Creating a Yellow Color

One fun color that you can achieve naturally in your homemade soaps is yellow. You can use highly pigmented herbs, like Annatto, Saffron, or Turmeric Ground, that are perfect for adding some color to your natural soaps. Plus, there are added benefits of turmeric powder in soap that you can get from a synthetic colorant. This cosmetic herb is well known for its many health benefits, which includes benefits for skin care. Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory, which has been found to help reduce redness or dark circles. Also, this herb is antibacterial, which could be beneficial for a clear face. Furthermore, this pigmented herb has antioxidant properties, which is a property that is perfect for anti-aging products. If you’d like to learn more about this herb, then check out Turmeric Class.

How Do I Naturally Color Soap?: How to Color Soap Orange NaturallyHow Do I Naturally Color Soap?: How to Color Soap Orange Naturally

Another great natural colorant is Carrot Powder, which provides a creamy orange color. Plus, this herb is absolutely wonderful for the skin, as it is full of vitamins and minerals that skin loves. This herb repairs and tones the skin, reduces wrinkles and scars, improves circulation, increases elasticity, and nourishes the skin with beta carotene. Also, since this herb tends to clump you may want to use vegetable glycerin to incorporate this lovely herb.

 

How Do I Naturally Color Soap?: How to Naturally Color Soap PinkHow Do I Naturally Color Soap?: How to Naturally Color Soap Pink

Another fun color that you can include in your natural homemade soap recipes is pink. Actually, there are a few different herbs that you can choose between to get some pretty pink hues. First, we have the Hibiscus Flower Powder. This herb is gorgeous, smells lovely, and is amazing for your skin. What’s not to love? In fact, hibiscus has been referred to as “the Natural Botox plant”, and for good reason. This herb is known to be gentle as it moisturizes, cleanses, tones, and reduces wrinkles! If you want to know more, check out our Hibiscus Class.

A second option for coloring your soaps is the Beet Root Powder herb. One great thing about this her is that it is perfect for taking care of your face. In fact, this herb has been known to work great for reducing skin blemishes, pore size, and acne. If you’d like to learn more about this herb, then check out our Beet Root Powder Class.

Lastly, you can create a gorgeous pink color for your bath and body products using the Rose Clay Powder. This pink cosmetic clay is gentle, natural ingredient that contains kaolinite. This herb gently exfoliates, draws out toxins, reduces inflammation, and increases circulation. Plus, it is gentle for even the most sensitive skin. It is a powerful and kind herb that is perfect for creating naturally colored soaps.

How Do I Naturally Color Soap?: Recipe for Naturally Pink SoapHow Do I Naturally Color Soap?: Recipe for Naturally Pink Soap

We used the lovely beet root powder to create a wonderful recipe for face soap. Our Beet Root Facial Soap Recipe using only a few ingredients, including melt and pour soap, to create a recipe that is fantastic for the skin. The beneficial properties of this herb are perfect for skin care and beauty.

How Do I Naturally Color Soap?: Natural Soap Colorants for Melt and PourHow Do I Naturally Color Soap?: Natural Soap Colorants for Melt and Pour

Also, you can use the Rose Clay Powder to create naturally colored melt and pour soap. We used this cosmetic pink clay in our Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe, as herbs are the best way to be able to swirl soap. While this recipe also uses pink soap pigment to create a more vibrant pink, this clay can work perfectly all by itself too. In the Perfectly Pampered Shaving Soap Recipe, we used rose clay to perfectly color the bottom portion of this gorgeous bath and body recipe.

How Do I Naturally Color Soap?: Creating a Brown ColorHow Do I Naturally Color Soap?: Creating a Brown Color

Also, you can use herbs to create a natural brown color in your homemade soaps. One herb that you can include in soaps is the Black Walnut Hulls Powder. Not only can this herb be used to create a brown hue, but it can be added to vibrant colors to mute the color. Furthermore, this cosmetic herb has some fantastic properties for the skin! This herb has antifungal properties that have been known to treat acne, herpes, athlete’s foot, cold sores, and even warts. Plus, it can even be used to treat yeast infections and ringworm. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of this herb, then take a look at our Black Walnut Hulls Class.

Another great herb that can be used to create a deep chocolate brown is Cocoa Powder Organic. This cosmetic herb was used as an organic colorant and for its beneficial properties. This cosmetic herb promotes healthy skin tissues, firms and renews skin cells, and promotes healthy skin cell development. Plus, it works as an antioxidant and helps to repair any damaged skin, improves blood flow to the skin, helps to improve skin hydration and complexion. It even absorbs UV light into the skin. If you want to learn more about this fantastic herb, then you can find out more in our Cocoa Powder Class.

How Do I Naturally Color Soap?: Naturally Colored Chocolate SoapsHow Do I Naturally Color Soap?: Naturally Colored Chocolate Soaps

Cocoa powder is a perfect way to naturally color chocolate scented soaps. We have included this lovely herb in many recipes for both its perfect coloring properties and lovely skin properties. One delicious looking soap recipe that only uses this herb as a colorant is the Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap Recipe. This naturally colored cold process soap looks almost good enough to eat! Plus, you can you this herb to make some yummy melt and pour soaps, too. The Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcake Soap Recipe is a scrumptious soap that is just the perfect shade of chocolate!

 

How Do I Naturally Color Soap?: How to Color Soap BlackHow Do I Naturally Color Soap?: How to Color Soap Black

Another color that you can create naturally with herbs is black. Adding Activated Charcoal Powder is a sure way to get a pure black color in your homemade soaps. Not only will you get a fantastic color, but this cosmetic ingredient is wonderfully cleansing. Activated Charcoal is an adsorbent, which means that it is able to hold onto molecules and trap them on the surface. So, when you wash off the activated charcoal the grime goes along with it. Further, it has the power to pull dirt and oil both off your skin and out of your pores. Overall, this makes activated charcoal a powerful cosmetic ingredient that you will adore for soap-making.

How Do I Naturally Color Soap?: Naturally Colored Black SoapsHow Do I Naturally Color Soap?: Naturally Colored Black Soaps

We included this cleansing cosmetic herb in our own homemade soap recipes. First, we incorporated activated charcoal into the Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe. The herb enhances this soap to create an even deeper cleansing soap. Plus, the MP soap bars have a stunning jet black layer that works perfectly with the poppy seeds in the clear layer. Such a fun and natural homemade soap!

Also, we included this fantastic colorant in our Total Hot Man CP Soap Recipe. While the red is a soap pigment, the black portion of the bar is all thanks to activated charcoal. So, you can tell that this herb works great in both CP soap and MP soap. Plus, this gorgeous bar of soap will maintain the powerful cleaning properties of activated charcoal. So, this bar of soap is great all around!

How Do I Naturally Color Soap?: How to Color Soap Green NaturallyHow Do I Naturally Color Soap?: How to Color Soap Green Naturally

Also, you can use herbs to provide your soaps with a natural green color! Many herbs that come from plants containing chlorophyll will do the trick, but here are a few that we like to use in soaps. First, we have Parsley Leaf Powder. Not only does this herb provide a nice, earthy green color, but it will perfectly nourish your skin with nutrients. Also, you can use Green Tea Powder in any soaps to create a nice green color. Plus, this lovely herb will provide gentle exfoliation to the skin along with beneficial antioxidant properties. Either would be perfect for making some homemade soaps!

How Do I Naturally Color Soap?: How to Color Soap Blue or Purple

While many other herbs can be used to naturally color any bath and body product, the Alkanet Root is for cold process soap only. This means that you, unfortunately, won’t be able to use this to make natural purple MP soap. However, you can create some pretty gorgeous and natural cold process soaps! We at Natures Garden don’t carry this particular herb, but we still thought it was a great one to mention since it can provide a pretty purple color. Also, this can be used in differing amounts to provide a pink or even a blue color!

How Do I Naturally Color Soap?: What is Alkanet

If you are curious to learn more about Alkanet as a natural colorant, then Lovely Green’s Growing Alkanet. Lovely Green uses a touch of this very herb to lightly color her typical lavender soap. It is a natural, light purple hue that is very pretty. The color was especially for a lavender soap! So, you will definitely want to check this herb out.

How Do I Naturally Color Soap?: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you have enjoyed all of these options for naturally coloring your homemade soaps! These herbs are just some of the most common herbs that we know of or have used in the past. If you know of or use any other herbs that you use for your naturally colored soaps, we would love to hear about your favorite cosmetic herbs for soapmaking. Also, feel free to ask us any questions that you may have about natural colorants or soaping in general. We are happy to help! You can reach out to us on social media. There is a Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can find us on Instagram and Twitter with @ngscents. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Nov
20

Soap Embed Ideas


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Soap Embed Ideas

Soap making is an art form that takes some creativity and skill. There are many different ways that you can create homemade soap. Not only are there many different processes, like melt and pour soap or cold process soap, that you can use to make soap, but there are different ways to create gorgeous designs in your bath and body products. We at Natures Garden love to come up with fun, new ideas for making fun, unique soaps homemade. One method that we enjoy for creating our homemade soap recipes is embed soap. Whether you are embedding herbs in your products or embedding differently colored soap in your soaps, this form of creating homemade soap is perfect for creating unique designs. So, here are some of our favorite soap embed ideas that we have used in our own soap recipes.

Soap Embed Ideas Bamboo Hemp Soap RecipeSoap Embed Ideas Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe

The star anise is a great herb that you can use in your homemade soap recipes. This lovely herb can be used as an embed in your melt and pour soap recipe. It is perfect for decorating the soap and is great for adding something new and a little more rustic to your product line, too. The Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe is simple with an elegant design and will leave you feeling clean and fresh!

Soap Embed Ideas Chocolate Orchid Melt and Pour Soap RecipeSoap Embed Ideas Chocolate Orchid Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

While many embeds are created with a mold, the Chocolate Orchid Melt and Pour Soap Recipe is a perfect example of cut soap embeds. Instead of adding in a predetermined shape into your base soap, this method gives you the freedom to create embeds that are unique. This soap has you create brown swirls and purple slices to decorate the fronts of your sliced soaps. It is a wonderful way to create more creative and interesting finished products within a typical soap loaf!

Soap Embed Ideas Mango Papaya Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Soap Embed Ideas Mango Papaya Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Another fun soap making idea that was created by Natures Garden is the Mango Papaya Melt and Pour Soap Recipe. This homemade soap recipe perfectly uses embed soap to create an adorable melt and pour soap recipe. The bright colors and fun shapes of this melt and pour soap are absolutely adorable! Plus, this lovely soap recipe includes triangle shaped soap embeds that add to the design. Plus, these triangle soaps top the soap loaf, as well. So, the design of this soap is perfect for creating soap that is both decorative and effective!

 

Loofah Honey Melt and Pour Soap RecipeSoap Embed Ideas Loofah Honey Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Another great idea for creating homemade embed soaps is scrubby loofahs! In fact, soap and loofahs are a perfect pair. Since you’d use a loofah to clean and exfoliate your skin, combining the two just makes your bath and body product more effective. The lovely Honey Melt and Pour Soap base in this recipe will cleanse and moisturize your skin as the loofah exfoliates your skin. So, the Loofah Honey Melt and Pour Soap Recipe is a wonderful choice for creating bath and body products that are adorable and perfect for cleaning.

Soap Embed Ideas Easter Confetti Soap RecipeSoap Embed Ideas Easter Confetti Soap Recipe

Everybody knows that confetti is a festive way to add some color and fun to your activities. But, the Easter Confetti Soap Recipe brings in all the fun of confetti without any of the mess afterward. This simple embed melt and pour soap recipe uses sliced up chunks of colored melt and pour soap. All you have to do is sprinkle your diced and mixed up soap into a mold and pour in the regular soap base. It is super simple and leaves you with a batch of gorgeous homemade soaps!

Soap Embed Ideas Watermelon Soap RecipeSoap Embed Ideas Watermelon Soap Recipe

Also, embed soap can be the creative aspect that makes your soap design come to life. In the case of our Watermelon Soap Recipe, the embed soap was perfect for making the product look like a slice of freshly sliced watermelon. The black pieces of embed melt and pour soap looked just like the seeds of a watermelon. So, the embed soap really pulled the whole design together to create an amazing soap!

Soap Embed Ideas FUN Swirl Soap RecipeSoap Embed Ideas FUN Swirl Soap Recipe

Another wonderful embed soap creation that you can make is the FUN Swirl Soap Recipe. Of course, adding an embed soap design to your recipe is the perfect way to add some fun to your products. Instead of having a single color bar of homemade soap, you can add a clean soap design exactly where you want it. So, you should absolutely create the swirl embed for your own recipes!

Soap Embed Ideas Hearts a Flutter Soap RecipeSoap Embed Ideas Hearts a Flutter Soap Recipe

Another fun soap embed that you can try out for your homemade soap recipes is a heart! In the Natures Garden Hearts a Flutter Soap Recipe we molded a heart shape for the center of the soap. The heart goes amazingly with the smaller heart embeds that were put on top with the fluffy pink topping. Plus, this sweetheart soap embed is the perfect way to add some love to your bars.

Soap Embed Recipe Gummy Bear Soap RecipeSoap Embed Ideas Gummy Bear Soap Recipe

Further, you can create a fun, bright melt and pour soap that is absolutely adorable! The Gummy Bear Soap Recipe uses a blue and pink soap swirl as an embed to add some fun to the soap. Plus, the soap has gummy bear shaped soap on top of the loaf. This combination of colors and shapes creates a super fun design. You are going to love this design for your homemade soaps!

Soap Embed Ideas Dracula's Dentures RecipeSoap Embed Ideas Dracula’s Dentures Recipe

Since embed soap is perfect for creating fun designs, this soap making method is perfect for creating Halloween soaps! If you are looking for some unique products to use this October, then you may want to try out our Dracula’s Dentures Recipe. So, you will want to use the embed mold Vampire Teeth to create some fun soap recipes. This soap recipe is a funny and cute homemade soap recipe that is perfect for Halloween soap ideas.

Soap Embed Ideas Lollipop Soap RecipeSoap Embed Ideas Lollipop Soap Recipe

Are you ready to try out an adorable and unique homemade soap recipe? The Lollipop Soap Recipe is made to look like real, sugary sweet Lollipops. First, the swirl is created to act as a soap embed. Then the swirl is put in a circle mold and the bright candy colored soap is poured in after. So, this candy themed soap is perfect for your next homemade soap craft.

 

 

Soap Embed Ideas Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap RecipeSoap Embed Ideas Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Of course, this embed loofah soap is a way an effective soap. This is just another great way to incorporate a loofah into your soap is the Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap Recipe. So, this lovely bath and body creation incorporates the exfoliation power of a loofah with the cleansing and conditioning abilities of Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap. Furthermore, the cut loofah looks absolutely gorgeous in the soap. You will love how this soap recipe cares for your skin!

Soap Embed Ideas MP Embed CP Soap RecipeSoap Embed Ideas MP Embed CP Soap Recipe

Also, you can create the delightful MP Embed CP Soap Recipe from Natures Garden. This soap recipe uses swirled soap as embeds in the soap loaf. While there are some lovely soaps that include a single, large soap swirl, this recipe uses a few small, cute swirls that are differently colored. Plus, these swirls match the swirled soap that tops the loaf. This will make your homemade soap absolutely adorable.

Soap Embed Ideas Cinnabun Melt and Pour Soap RecipeSoap Embed Ideas Cinnabun Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Further, you can create a scrumptious looking soap at home with the use of a soap swirl embed. If you think that this homemade recipe looks nearly good enough to eat, then you are certainly going to want to try out the Cinnabun Melt and Pour Soap Recipe. The swirl embed is meant to look like a yummy swirl of sweet frosting on a fresh, warm cinnamon bun. So, try out this yummy soap idea!

Soap Embed Ideas Psychedelic Suds Soap RecipeSoap Embed Ideas Psychedelic Suds Soap Recipe

Further, you can create the Psychedelic Suds Soap Recipe using embed soap! This unique and colorful soap recipe is a truly fun homemade soap making idea. This soap recipe uses straws to leave an opening in the clear soap base that is perfect for embedding colorful soap. While this isn’t the typical way to embed differently colored soap in your bar, it is the perfect method for creating fun, brightly colored soap!

 

 

Soap Embed Ideas Clamshell Kiwi Sugar Cubes RecipeSoap Embed Ideas Clamshell Kiwi Sugar Cubes Recipe

Also, you can create some lovely embed soap with the Clamshell Kiwi Sugar Cubes Recipe. This soap recipe uses poppy seeds and sugar to create a bath and body recipe that exfoliates the skin. Plus, the soap is moisturizing and cleansing. So, this poppy seed embed soap is perfect for cleaning your body and taking care of your skin.

 

Soap Embed Ideas Peppermint Fluff Soap RecipeSoap Embed Ideas Peppermint Fluff Soap Recipe

The Peppermint Fluff Soap Recipe is another fun melt and pour soap recipe that you can create using embeds in the soap. This delightful soap recipe has a decorative swirl that resembles a real peppermint, which matches the fragrance oil perfectly. All you need to do is create a red and pink swirl, set it in your mold, and pour in your base color. Truly, this is the perfect addition to your product line this winter!

 

Soap Embed Ideas Fish Kiss Melt and Pour Soap RecipeSoap Embed Ideas Fish Kiss Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Another fun soap making recipe that you can create is the cute Fish Kiss Melt and Pour Soap Recipe. Unlike most embed soaps, this fun fish soap isn’t completely embedded into the bar of homemade soap. Instead, the 3-D fish is half embedded into the bar. So, this soap bar is fun and looks just like a little fish poking out from the water. It is the perfect craft for bath time and is sure to be a hit with the kids!

 

Soap Embed Ideas Snowball Soap RecipeSoap Embed Ideas Snowball Soap Recipe

Further, you can create a fun soap recipe that is perfect for the winter season. The Snowball Soap Recipe uses embed soap, essential oils, and fluffy whipped soap to create an amazing soap. Plus, the soap recipe uses circular soap embeds to create a design that looks like snow balls! So, this homemade soap recipe is truly a  winter wonderland made from soap.

 

Soap Embed Ideas Play Dough Embed Soap RecipeSoap Embed Ideas Play Dough Embed Soap Recipe

Plus, you can create another very fun homemade soap idea. The Play Dough Embed Soap Recipe by Natures Garden is a perfect way to get a bit more creative with your homemade soap. First, you can create a soap recipe that is malleable like play dough! So, you can create a fun, little design and set it in your mold. This will give you the perfect way to create unique embed soaps with your own various designs!

 

Soap Embed Ideas Peppered Poppy Seed Cold Process Soap RecipeSoap Embed Ideas Peppered Poppy Seed Cold Process Soap Recipe

Finally, you can use the poppy seeds herb from Natures Garden to decorate your own homemade soap recipes. This nice herb is perfect for adding a pretty design to your unique bath and body product. Plus, the poppy seeds are perfect for adding a bit of exfoliation to your homemade bath creation. So, the Peppered Poppy Seed Cold Process Soap Recipe is sure to be a perfect soap recipe for creating gorgeous homemade soap that is wonderful for your skin.

 

Soap Embed Ideas Share Your Own Soap CreationsSoap Embed Ideas Share Your Own Soap Creations

Although we have quite a few fun ideas that you can use to create your own beautiful soaps, some of you creative soap makers may have amazing ideas, too. We would love to hear from you and see your own embed soap recipes. Alternatively, we would love to hear about your experiences with this method of soap making. Whether you have suggestions, questions, or comments, we would love to talk to you about them! You can find us on the Natures Garden facebook page or on our Instagram at @ngscents.

 

Sep
18

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe


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Bamboo Hemp Soap RecipeBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe

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

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Star Anise and Potential Skin Benefits

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

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

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

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

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

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Weights and Amounts of Your Ingredients

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

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Necessary Preparations Prior to Starting

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe After the Soap has Melted

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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