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Feb
07

Melt and Pour Soap Making Supplies


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Melt and Pour Soap Making SuppliesMelt and Pour Soap Making Supplies

One of the most common ways to create soap is to use melt and pour soap bases. We are going to be discussing all of the melt and pour soap making supplies that you will need to get started on some projects! Natures Garden has a ton of recipes, useful information, and materials on our website to help you out with soap making. As far as melt and pour, there are eleven soap bases that we carry for you to choose from. A couple of the ones we have are Shea Butter, Goat’s Milk, and Cocoa Butter. We also have some classes on our website that will help you to succeed, which are especially useful for beginner soap makers. Our Easy Directions for Making Melt and Pour Soap class will provide you with a step by step tutorial on how to make a puppy paw soap. The other class we have, How to Use Melt and Pour Soap, will teach you how to make agave lime soap.

Easy Directions for Melt and Pour: Puppy Paw Soap

There are only a few ingredients that you will need to make this recipe. In order to, you will need the 1 oz Quick Order Da Bomb Soap Dye, two pounds of Quick Order Melt and Pour Soap, and the Square Loaf Molds. The Natures Garden website has each of these ingredients readily available to all of our customers. The craft equipment you need to make melt and pour soap include a bowl, a cutting board, knife, measuring utensils and mixing spoons. Other ingredients that might be necessary are soap dyes, body safe fragrance oil, rubbing alcohol, and soap molds.

After selecting the soap base that you want to use, cut it up into cubes. Add them to your microwave safe bowl and melt them in 30 second increments until the soap is fully melted. Then, add in colorant if you want to, and a Natures Garden body safe fragrance oil. For this pet safe soap, we used the scent Pooch Smooch. This fragrance brings together a combination of sweet melon, cucumber, and hints of orange. After adding these, stir the mixture to incorporate everything together. Then, pour it into your soap mold cavities. Sometimes air bubbles can appear from pouring. To fix and remove these, spray the product with rubbing alcohol. Now, you can allow for your soap to set up! You can either let them cool down naturally, or place them in the refrigerator to speed the process up. This is one example to show just how easy it is to make recipes using melt and pour soap!

How to Use Melt and Pour Soap

We have another class on the Natures Garden website, which also shows how to make recipes using melt and pour soap. In this class, we show you how to make scented soap. For this recipe, you will need two pounds of the Quick Order Melt and Pour Soap, 1 oz of the Quick Order FUN Soap Colorants, a Natures Garden body safe fragrance oil, or a natural oil like Natural Vanilla Infusion (35 Fold), and the Basic Oval Soap Molds. Choose which ever soap base you want to work with from the eleven that we carry. Cut your base into cubes, place them in a bowl, and microwave in 30 second intervals until the soap is completely melted. Then, you can add a FUN soap colorant to it, some of the scented oil and stir. Pour the mixture into the oval molds and spray them with rubbing alcohol. Allow time for them to completely cool down. Once it has cooled down, you will have your finished product!

Melt and Pour Soap Kit

Natures Garden sells different kinds of kits that our customers can use to create a bunch of products and projects. One of these is our melt and pour soap kit to help you make homemade soap. With this kit, you can choose between either Goat’s Milk or Ultra Clear as your melt and pour soap base. It will come with a two pound slab of which ever one you choose. The kit also comes with four different samples of Natures Garden fragrance oils. Currently, we include Sweet Pea, Best Friends, Oatmeal Milk and Honey, and Lavender in this kit. Additionally, you will receive two Da Bomb liquid soap dyes in the colors currently, red and blue. Finally, this kit contains the oval decorative and angel heart soap molds. This kit makes it easy for beginners to start creating homemade soap. There is a full list of instructions included so that you can get started. Ordering additional fragrance oils, soap dyes, soap colorants, and different molds can give an endless variety to your soap making!

Our Soap Bases

Our eleven melt and pour soap bases are fairly similar to one another. They have a lot of the same ingredients and all of them are free of SLS, there are no added detergents, they are gluten free, and they have not been tested on animals. When made into soap, they lather nicely, creating plenty of bubbles and suds. These bases ease the process of soap making because making your soap will only take a few steps! Each of our bases follow the same steps. All you will need to do is cut the soap, melt it down in the microwave, and then add fragrance oil to it. Adding a scent can give more character to your product. As long as it is a body safe fragrance oil, you can choose which ever one you want from Natures Garden. You can also give character to your soap by making it colorful with a soap colorant. We sell FUN soap colorants in multiple shades, which make it easy to dye your products either light or dark.

Shea Butter Melt and Pour Soap

The first Natures Garden soap base we will discuss is Shea Butter. This is made up from vegetable glycerin, sodium stearate, sodium cocoate, sodium myristate, sunflower oil, coconut oil, palm oil, purified water, shea butter, and titanium dioxide. The combination of these ingredients creates a quality moisturizing soap product that will leave your skin feeling great. Additionally, shea butter can treat acne, reduce inflammation of the skin, and reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Since there a few holidays approaching, we wanted to share some recipes made from these soap bases that are relevant to this time of year! Our Hearts a Flutter Soap and Easter Bunny Soaps Recipe are made using this luscious base of shea butter.

Goat’s Milk Melt and Pour Soap

Our Goat’s Milk Melt and Pour Soap Base contains coconut oil, palm oil, and sunflower oil. It also has glycerin, goat’s milk, titanium dioxide, and germall plus, which is a common cosmetic preservative. Goat’s milk is an ingredient commonly added to lotions, creams, and lip balms because it is incredibly moisturizing and hydrating for the skin. It is great for people who have sensitive skin conditions such as psoriasis or eczema. Goat’s milk removes dead skin cells from different surfaces on the body to provide smooth and healthy skin. Check out this Valentines Day Bouquet Recipe craft and Solid Sugar Scrub Recipe product that we made using this base!

SLS Free Glycerin Melt and Pour Soap

Although all of the Natures Garden melt and pour bases are free of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), we decided to call this base SLS free. Each of our bases are made of 99.5% glycerin and pure deodorized double distilled coconut oil. Other ingredients in this product are propylene glycol, sodium stearate, sorbitol, sodium myristate, triethanolamine, sodium laurate, sodium cocoate, and purified water. The color of this base can vary from diamond clarity to a slightly cloudy yellowish. We have a cute and fun craft to make that is great for Valentines Day. Our Heart Soaps with Love Message Recipe is a perfect gift for the upcoming holiday. It makes red, pink, and white soap hearts that have a hidden, laminated love message for your significant other between them.

Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap

This cocoa butter melt and pour soap base contains glycerin, coconut oil, palm oil, and theobroma cacao (cocoa butter). Cocoa butter is the fat that gets separated out from cocoa beans. It has luxurious qualities to it, which is why it is commonly added to lip balms, lip glosses, lotions, scrubs, and soap. It is very nourishing and moisturizing for all skin types, including those with sensitive skin conditions like dermatitis. Both the Chocolate Dipped Bath Fizzies Recipe and our Vanilla Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe on the website are easy to follow recipes that use this cocoa butter melt and pour soap base.

Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap

Our hemp oil soap base is unscented, contains no SLS, and no added detergents. This base is made up of vegetable glycerin, coconut oil, palm oil, sunflower oil, cannabis sativa seed (hemp) oil, titanium dioxide, and a few other ingredients. Hemp oil can moisturize the skin without clogging your pores. It also hydrates the skin and can regulate the skin’s production of oil. This soap base can make products such as our Bamboo Hemp Soap and Easter Egg Soap recipes.

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

The diamond clear melt and pour soap base is used in so many of the products listed on our website. One of these is the Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap Recipe project, which is another one that is great for Valentines Day. We also have the Cherry Chocolate Soap Recipe. This base can provide healthier looking skin, attracts moisture to skin, and can treat oily skin conditions. It has superior lathering qualities to it and makes your skin feel soft. Just like with the SLS free base, the diamond clear soap may range in color between diamond like clarity to a yellowish and slightly cloudy shade.

Honey Melt and Pour Soap

This honey soap base comes in a golden yellow honey colored slab. Some ingredients it contains are honey, glycerin, coconut oil, water, palm oil, and sunflower oil. Honey is a product that provides a lot of benefits to the skin. It is naturally antibacterial, which helps to prevent acne. Additionally, honey has antioxidants that can reduce the appearance of aging and wrinkles, and is soothing on the skin. Our Loofah Honey Melt and Pour Soap Recipe was made with this base.

Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap

Like the others, this oatmeal melt and pour soap has vegetable glycerin, sodium stearate, palm oil, coconut oil, and water. It also contains avena sativa (oat kernel), which gives it the oatmeal name. Oat kernel extract cleanses the skin naturally by removing dirt and oil from its surfaces. It can also reduce the size of pores and smooth the texture of your skin. One of the recipes we have on the website that was made with our oatmeal soap base are these Peeps Bunny Cupcake Soaps, which are fun to make for Easter.

The last couple of Natures Garden melt and pour soap bases that we did not mention in this blog are the Yogurt, Mango Butter, and Soya. There are also plenty of other recipes attached to each of these on our website for you to check out!

Soaping Projects

Check out this blog page of 13 Melt and Pour Soap Ideas and Recipes from Wonderful DIY. This gives some creative soap inspiration to use our melt and pour soap bases! Some of the ones mentioned are an Activated Charcoal Soap, Gemstone Soaps, and Confetti Soap. The pictures that go with these recipes are beautiful too! These all go to show that soap making can be a super fun and enjoyable hobby. When you give our melt and pour soap bases a try, reach out to us on our social media to show your creations!

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May
09

20 Easy Crafts for Adults


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20 Easy Crafts for Adults20 Easy Crafts for Adults

Get ready for an amazing list of 20 easy crafts for adults! Whether you are looking for a fun way to pass the time by yourself or trying to find a way to spice up a girls night in, we have some great crafting ideas that anyone could do. This list includes unique recipes straight from the Natures Garden website, so you can click on the link to see the step by step instructions for any of the recipes shown below. We have facial recipes, room scenting crafts, recipes for lip care, and various creations that are perfect for a relaxing soak in the tub. No matter what you would like to create, we are confident you will find a recipe to create something that you will truly enjoy making and using!

30 Easy Crafts for Adults Barney Stone Soap Recipe20 Easy Crafts for Adults Barney Stone Soap Recipe

Melt and pour soap is the easiest way to make your White Tea & Ginger Type Fragrance Oil scented soap. This craft creatively uses a few different colors of melt and pour soap to make a gorgeous stone. It is an imperfectly perfect recipe, so running layers and odd cuts can still lead to a very pretty designed stone soap!

 

30 Easy Crafts for Adults Firming Facial Mask Recipe20 Easy Crafts for Adults Firming Facial Mask Recipe

Facials are fun to do and great for your skin. So, creating and using homemade facials would be perfect for craft night! This recipe uses a variety of natural cleansers and gentle moisturizers, which will leave this more sensitive skin feeling its absolute best.

 

30 Easy Crafts for Adults Hydrangea Candle Recipe20 Easy Crafts for Adults Hydrangea Candle Recipe

Get ready for the easiest candle recipe ever! Its a fun, simple way to create unique and gorgeous candles. Simply color the granulated Pillar of Bliss Wax and scoop the wax into your jars. Plus, this candle is scented with Hydrangea Heaven Fragrance Oil, which is perfect for this candle.

30 Easy Crafts for Adults Tranquility Bath Melts Recipe20 Easy Crafts for Adults Tranquility Bath Melts Recipe

Bath melts are a wonderful idea for a craft that has a calming aroma as well as moisturizing oil. This allows you to relax with the calming scent of Tranquil Oasis Fragrance Oil while your skin absorbs some oils and butters that are amazing for skin.

 

20 Easy Crafts for Adults Natural Lipstick Recipe

Check out a simple craft that is perfect for ladies night in. This recipe uses an all natural lip balm base to create the easiest possible recipe for homemade lipstick. Plus, everyone can choose their own shade of lip balm tint for their batch of twenty five lip sticks.

 

30 Easy Crafts for Adults Freshly Ground Coffee Bath Bombs20 Easy Crafts for Adults Freshly Ground Coffee Bath Bombs

We combined two well loved adult activities to create the best possible craft for grown-ups. This recipe takes everything we love about baths with the only thing good about the morning and creates an absolute masterpiece. Even better, this recipe uses Fresh Brewed Coffee- ORIGINAL Fragrance Oil, which smells just like the real thing!  Our Freshly Brewed Coffee Bath Bombs not only use skin loving oils, it also uses real coffee grounds.

30 Easy Crafts for Adults Scented Markers Recipe20 Easy Crafts for Adults Scented Markers Recipe

While scented markers may seem a bit like a kids craft, it is very much a craft for all ages. Coloring is a fun and calming activity that is perfect for someone stressed out. Simply add some calming fragrances to markers, grab an adult coloring book, and take a break from your life and the problems that come with it. Further, we have matched Pink Sugar Type Fragrance Oil, Blue Sugar Type Fragrance Oil, Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Fragrance Oil, Berry Bewitching Brew Fragrance Oil, Frosted Lime Cupcake Fragrance Oil, NG Aqua di Gio Type Fragrance Oil, Jelly Bean Fragrance Oil, French Lavender Fragrance Oil, Honey Vanilla Love Dust Fragrance Oil, and Australian Bamboo Grass Fragrance Oil with colors that seem like the best fit for the scent.

20 Easy Crafts for Adults Bling Lip Gloss Recipe20 Easy Crafts for Adults Bling Lip Gloss Recipe

There is nothing better than homemade lip balm. It’s soft, nourishing, natural, and this one tastes like Strawberry Sorbet Flavoring. In addition, you can bling it up to give it a beautiful shimmer. Plus, this recipe is very easy! It is a perfect craft If you have a group filling the tubes, then the recipe goes by fairly quickly, too.

30 Easy Crafts for Adults Chocolate Blossom Cookie Wax Tart Recipe20 Easy Crafts for Adults Chocolate Blossom Cookie Wax Tart Recipe

If you have a wax tart warmer, then you may be interested in this cute craft. This recipe uses a couple molds for your candle wax, which allows you to create cookie shaped wax tarts that smell absolutely delicious due to the Chocolate Chip Cookies Fragrance Oil!

30 Easy Crafts for Adults Metallic Kiss Soap Recipe20 Easy Crafts for Adults Metallic Kiss Soap Recipe

Even though melt and pour soap is easy, it doesn’t mean that it can’t look gorgeous! Simply pop the soap base in the microwave, add the ingredients, and pour into the lips mold to get lovely soaps. Plus, this craft uses shimmery diamond dust mica and 24 K gold mica to add some extra glam to a pretty pink soap, You Sexy Thing You Fragrance Oil for a perfect scent and some perfectly chosen colorants.  While we have a variety of tested color combinations, but the steps remain just that simple.

30 Easy Crafts for Adults Odor Eliminator Room and Body Spray Recipe20 Easy Crafts for Adults Odor Eliminator Room and Body Spray Recipe

Out of all the crafts, this recipe is likely the quickest and easiest. Simply use the our odor eliminator base, add the fragrance, and add it to the aluminium spray bottles. After that you’ll have a great room spray that removes and replaces undesirable aromas with the scent of Fresh Pear Fragrance Oil all throughout your home.

30 Crafts for Adults Mandarin Mango Bubble Bar Recipe20 Crafts for Adults Mandarin Mango Bubble Bar Recipe

Try out a fizzy recipe with the Mango and Mandarins Fragrance Oil that is perfect for the bath! Bubble bars are just as great as bath bombs, the only difference is the shape. Instead of using a circular mold, this recipe is rolled like a pumpkin roll would be. So, baking pros will definitely know how to work with this recipe.

30 Easy Crafts for Adults Zebra Print Soap Recipe20 Easy Crafts for Adults Zebra Print Soap Recipe

Create some homemade soap that has a bit more sass and glam than a typical bar. Not only is this soap zebra stripped, but it uses the sassy Bite Me Fragrance Oil. Just use some melt and pour soap base and allow it to cool at an angle to create a bar of zebra print soap.

20 Easy Crafts for Adults Strawberry Cheesecake Lip Balm Recipe20 Easy Crafts for Adults Strawberry Cheesecake Lip Balm Recipe

Take a look at a craft that is simple, yet adorable! This layered lip balm recipe looks as though they are actually tiny strawberry cheesecakes inside your lip balm pots. Plus, the lip balm feels smooth and tastes scrumptious with the Strawberry Cheesecake Flavoring added in.

30 Easy Crafts for Adults Pink Salt Bath Bomb Recipe20 Easy Crafts for Adults Pink Salt Bath Bomb Recipe

Try out a crafting recipe for a bath bomb with all the benefits of a Himalayan pink salt soak. Not only does this make for a wonderfully relaxing bath, but these bath bombs are super easy and fun to create! Plus, they smell quite elegant with the Che Bella Donna Fragrance Oil. Have a ball making these with a group of friends and enjoy a well deserved soak after the party is all over.

30 Easy Crafts for Adults Spring Smelly Jelly Recipe20 Easy Crafts for Adults Spring Smelly Jelly Recipe

Smelly jellies are a super easy way to create a wonderful room scent. Simply add the Easter Bunny Burps Fragrance Oil and colorant to your Smelly Jelly Crystals to create a great room freshener. Anyone can create these and they are pretty cute!

30 Easy Crafts for Adults Mint Chocolate Chip Chip Ice Cream Bath Fizzies Recipe20 Easy Crafts for Adults Mint Chocolate Chip Chip Ice Cream Bath Fizzies Recipe

This craft is perfect for those that love bath bombs. This craft creates twenty four little cute ice cream scoops that smell true thanks to the Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil. Simply mix and scoop and your bath bombs will be ready in no time at all. This is a recipe that is perfect for a group to do together because the recipe makes quite a bit making the craft super quick!

30 Easy Crafts for Adults Blueberry Bath Bomb Recipe20 Easy Crafts for Adults Blueberry Bath Bomb Recipe

Bath bombs are simple to create and fun for everyone. This recipe is perfect for adult craft night without being overly complicated. Simply mix two colors for bath bombs, fill your ornament molds and tada! You will have a half and half bath bomb that smells great with the Blueberry Fragrance Oil.

30 Easy Crafts for Adults Stinky Feet Foot Powder Recipe20 Easy Crafts for Adults Stinky Feet Foot Powder Recipe

Stinky feet nobody wants them, but from time to time we all end up with them at least once. This recipe is a perfect solution for stinky shoes and leaves you with the fresh, clean aroma of Tea Tree Australian Fragrance Oil. Plus, the foot powder recipe has a few, simple instructions and not that many ingredients. So, you can have a fun craft night and make something that is super useful.

30 Easy Crafts for Adults Oatmeal Butter Honey Soap Recipe20 Easy Crafts for Adults Oatmeal Butter Honey Soap Recipe

Create some oatmeal melt and pour soap that is easy and great for you skin. Simply create some layers with your melt and pour soap and you have simple and creative soap bars. Plus, this recipe smells lovely with the Buttered Maple Oats Honey Fragrance Oil.

20 Easy Crafts for Adults Even More Fun Crafts!

These twenty easy crafts are just a few of the many crafts available on Natures Garden website under the Recipes and Classes section. Some of these crafts are more complex, but we have tons of simple recipes as well. Simply choose your favorites and you can read through our detailed steps for creating any of our recipes. Also, we’d love to see anything you have created! Feel free to share pictures on our Facebook page or tag us on Instagram @ngscents. We can’t wait to see your awesome creations!

Mar
17

Oatmeal Honey Soap


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Oatmeal-Butter-Honey-SoapOatmeal Honey Soap

Mmm…oatmeal and honey. Doesn’t the name just make your mouth water? It sounds so delicious, isn’t your stomach just growling with hunger? Well, we are bringing you a brand new free recipe for this wonderfully amazing Oatmeal Honey Soap, made with our awesome Buttered Maple Oats Honey Fragrance Oil! This is one soap that is sure to get your taste buds going!

 

Ingredients:

Brown Layer:

559 grams of Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap

28 grams of Buttered Maple Oats Honey Fragrance Oil

Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Middle Honey Layer:

120 grams of Honey Melt and Pour Soap

6 grams of Buttered Maple Oats Honey Fragrance Oil

Cream Layer:

590 grams of Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap

8 grams of Deodorized Cocoa Butter

30 grams of Buttered Maple Oats Honey Fragrance Oil

Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant

Top Honey Layer:

140 grams of Honey Melt and Pour Soap

7 grams of Buttered Maple Oats Honey Fragrance Oil

 

Other Ingredients Needed:

Square Loaf Mold Market Mold

8 oz. Bullet Bottle

Black Fine Mist Sprayer 24/410

Rubbing Alcohol

PAM or other cooking spray

Mixing Bowls

Mixing Spoons

Paper Towels

Rolled Oats

Scale

Toothpicks

 

Directions:

Start by measuring and weighing out 559 grams of Oatmeal Soap into one mixing bowl, and 590 grams into another. Then spray your cooking oil onto a paper towel and rub it around on the inside of your mold. This will help the soap to remove easier when it is finished. Then go ahead and melt down the bowl of 559 grams of soap in the microwave until it is completely melted.

oatmeal honey soap

 

Once it is melted, add 28 grams of Buttered Maple Honey Oats fragrance and mix it thoroughly.

 

oatmeal honey soap

 

Using a toothpick, add small drops of your Brown Oxide colorant to your soap, mixing it thoroughly until you have achieved a warm light brown color. Once it has turned brown, carefully pour your soap into your mold. Pouring into the middle of the mold will help the soap to spread straighter across the mold.

oatmeal honey soap

 

Once it is poured, make sure to spray your soap with rubbing alcohol to defeat any air bubbles that may occur. Then make sure to let that layer sit until it has hardened and set up.

oatmeal honey soap

After your first layer has hardened, go ahead and measure and weigh out 120 grams of Honey soap into a mixing bowl and melt it down in the microwave.

oatmeal honey soap

 

When it is melted, add 6 grams of fragrance to your bowl and mix it together thoroughly.

oatmeal honey soap

 

Then carefully pour your soap on top of your first layer, again pouring to the middle. Once it is completely poured, spray it again with rubbing alcohol. Make sure to give this layer enough time to sit and set up.

oatmeal honey soap

When your first layer of honey has set up, take your bowl with 590 grams of Oatmeal Soap, add your 8 grams of cocoa butter, and melt it down in the microwave. Once it has melted, go ahead and add 30 grams of your Buttered Maple Oats Honey fragrance and mix thoroughly. Then carefully with toothpicks, add drops of Brown Oxide and Neon Yellow colorants to your soap, mixing it very thoroughly until you have achieved a slight cream color.

oatmeal honey soap

 

Once your soap has become cream, go ahead and pour it on top of your first honey layer pouring to the middle of the mold. Once it is completely poured, make sure to spray this layer with rubbing alcohol. Then let your soap sit to set up.

oatmeal honey soap

After your cream layer has has enough time to set up, weigh out 140 grams of Honey Melt and Pour Soap and melt it down in the microwave. When it is melted, add 7 grams of your fragrance and mix it together thoroughly. Then carefully pour this final layer on top of your cream layer. As soon as it is poured, make sure to spray with rubbing alcohol.

oatmeal honey soap

 

Then, work fast to sprinkle as many oats as you want on top before it hardens! Once you have sprinkled your oats, let your soap sit until it has completely hardened!

oatmeal honey soap

Once your soap has hardened, remove it from your mold. Once you cut it, your new Oatmeal Honey Soap is ready to use! Enjoy! Check out all the rest of our free recipes and classes, and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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