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Nov
21

Reindeer Poo Cold Process Soap Recipe


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Reindeer Poo Cold Process Soap RecipeReindeer Poo Cold Process Soap Recipe

Today we are going to be talking about cold process soap making. This is a popular method of making  various creations of soap, so it is good to know all about it! If you have never experimented with cold process soap before, there is a lot to learn about. This particular CP soap recipe uses the very popular Natures Garden scent Reindeer Poo fragrance oil, which gives a fun Christmas scent to your soap. This is a great fragrance to use around Christmas because it a blend of eucalyptus and pine. Let’s get started on making our Reindeer Poo Cold Process Soap Recipe!

Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Other Supplies That You Will Need:

Distilled Water
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Rubber Spatula
Scale
Stick Blender
Vinegar
Piping Bag
Decorating Tip for Piping Bag
Saran Wrap

Total Recipe Weights for Cold Process Soap:

344 grams Distilled Water
126 grams Lye
18 grams Sodium Lactate
(added to cooled lye solution)

136 grams Palm Oil
181 grams Mango Butter
226 grams Coconut Oil 76
181 grams Sunflower Oil
90 grams Castor Oil
90 grams Grapeseed Oil
45 grams Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil
45 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

Colorants for Green Soap:
4 grams FUN Soap Colorant Neon Green
2 grams FUN Soap Colorant Kelly Green

Colorant For White Soap:
7 grams Titanium Dioxide
Mixed with a small amount of soaping oils

Colorant For Red Soap:
4 grams FUN Soap Colorant Tomato Red

Before we get started, it is important that you always clean and sanitize your work area and all of the packaging materials you will be using. You do not want soap making supplies to mix together from past creations, and you want to be extra careful with everything when using lye. We would also suggest that you wear safety glasses, gloves, a face mask, and protective clothing.

You can check out our Basic CP Soap Making Class to become familiar with this process before hand. We would also advise that you read about our Soap Making Safety Class before attempting to make any cold process soap if you have not made it before. Taking the proper precautions when making soap is a must.

Cold Process Soap

Cold process soap is made from the chemical reaction that happens when you mix together water, oils, and lye. As you may have heard before, this type of soap has no element of heat added to it when forming all of your soap creations. This is the main difference between cold process soap and hot process soap. Since there is no heat added, the curing time is much longer than it would take for hot process soap to cure. One benefit of cold process soap recipes is that your overall finished product will look nicer and more pristine. It may take longer to have the soap completed and ready to use, but it is worth the wait for an awesome end result! This recipe will provide you with three pounds of soap. Before we move on to making the cold process soap, it is important that we understand what goes into it.

Soap Making SuppliesSoap Making Supplies: Some of the Ingredients We Will Be Using

Before we begin creating the reindeer poo cold process soap recipe, let’s take a closer look at some of the ingredients that we will be working with.

Reindeer Poo Fragrance OilReindeer Poo Fragrance Oil

This Christmas season, laugh, have fun, and embrace a good sense of humor.  When creating Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil, Natures Garden did just that!  This holiday fragrance will lift your spirits, and add a little magic to your life!  This scent starts with top notes of apples and pears. Then, those top notes are followed by middle notes of eucalyptus, pine, and geranium. Finally, it is balanced with bottom notes of patchouli, vanilla, and cedarwood. Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil is both a Natures Garden original and a best selling fragrance oil!

FUN Soap ColroantsFUN Soap Colorants

The FUN Soap Colorants from Natures Garden are perfect for soap making. These colorants are pigments dispersed in vegetable glycerin. They don’t morph in cp soap. They are great for soap making because they allow you to create beautiful vibrant colors that will hold up to the saponification process.

Sodium Hydroxide LyeSodium Hydroxide Lye
The first step in our recipe is to prepare the lye solution. Before doing so, I would like to get the chance to educate you about lye. Lye is used in all kinds of soap, and you can not make soap without it! Sodium Hydroxide is the chemical name for lye. Lye is a necessity for making soap because it is an emulsifier, while soap is an emulsion. Soap is made up of different butters, oils, and water. Using basic chemistry, we know that water and oil do not mix with each other. In order to get them to mix, we need to add an emulsifier to it. Lye allows the butters, oils, and water that are needed to create soap to combine together, which otherwise would not be possible without this chemical reaction. Another type of soap to make is melt and pour. This is made differently than cold process soap, and the main difference between them is that melt and pour soap has already previously undergone the chemical reaction with lye. Therefore, even though you are not working directly with lye, your soap base was still created using it. 

Preparing the Lye SolutionPreparing the Lye Solution

To prepare the lye solution, measure out 126 grams of Lye and 344 grams of distilled water. Slowly and in intervals, add the water to the lye solution. Never add water to Lye, as it can create a volcanic effect. With each interval, add a small amount of lye and stir slowly until it dissolves. Allow the Lye to completely dissolve and to cool to room temperature before moving on. At this point,
 add 18 grams of sodium lactate to your cooled lye solution. 

Preparing the Soaping OilsPreparing the Soaping Oils

Now, we can take the time to prepare the soaping oils that we will use in this recipe. Begin by weighing out 136 grams of Palm Oil, 226 grams of Coconut Oil 76, 181 grams of Sunflower Oil, 90 grams of Castor Oil, 90 grams of Grapeseed Oil, and 181 grams of Mango Butter. Melt all of these ingredients together in a bowl. After combining and melting all of these oils together, allow them to cool to room temperature just like with the lye solution. Once they are cooled down, we can move onto the next step.

Combining the Oils and LyeCombining the Soaping Oils and the Lye Solution

After both the lye solution and the soaping oils have completely cooled down to around 110 degrees Fahrenheit, combine them together into one bowl. Add the lye solution to the soaping oils. Using a stick blender, stir the two together and to create an emulsification. Next, incorporate the Natures Garden Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil along with the vanilla white color stabilizer. Use the stick blender once again to blend all ingredients together.

Blending the Colorant into the Soap BatterAdding the FUN Soap Colorants

For the next step, we are going to divide the soap batter we have just mixed into three bowls with portions that are all of equal size. We will be making a white soap, a green soap, and a red soap to mix for this recipe. To the first bowl, which will be our white soap, add 7 grams of titanium dioxide mixed with a small amount of your soaping oils. Use the stick blender again to mix together and leave that bowl alone for now. To the second bowl, just add 4 grams of the neon green colorant and 2 grams of the Kelly green FUN Soap Colorant, then stick blend. To the third and final bowl, add the tomato red FUN Soap Colorant colorant and stick blend as well so that the color is fully incorporated.

Incorporating the Batters TogetherIncorporating the Batters Together

Now, we are going to pull an empty bowl for the next part. Beginning with the red soap batter you have created, drop several “plops” into it in a clockwise motion. Keep dropping these in different sections around the bowl until all of the red soap batter has been used. You are going to repeat this same process with the green batter, by placing it in different areas around the bowl than you did for the red batter. Lastly, repeat this step for the white soap batter. Place a spatula into the bowl and move it around in a circular motion throughout the bowl to create swirls. Once you are happy with your swirls, allow the soap batter to thicken.

Putting Your Soap Batter Into a Piping BagPutting Your Soap Batter Into a Piping Bag

Once your soap batter has reached a thick consistency that is similar to frosting, put it into a piping bag that has a rounded tip. These are just like the bags and tips you would use when applying frosting or icing onto cupcakes and other baked goods. This method is necessary to create the “poo” shape we want and to form your final product. If you do not have a decorating bag, you can use a gallon sized Ziploc bag.  You will just need to cut the corner and place the decorating in that corner.

The Finished Product!Your Finished Product!

Using the piping bag filled with the swirled and colorful soap batter, pipe it out onto a silicone mat as if you were frosting cupcakes. This motion will create the poop shape that you want for this creation! Piping this out will bring together the scent of the Reindeer Poo Fragrance Oil with a life like form of colorful reindeer poo!

Cleaning Up the Work Station

After you have finished with this Reindeer Poo Cold Process Soap recipe, it is time to clean the work station. We wanted to give you some tips here because you were working with lye and it is important to be safe with the clean up process, just as it was for every step before hand. When your project is all said and done, you will need to wash all of the materials you used like you normally would. However, there may be residue left over from un-reacted lye. Since vinegar is acidic, it will take care of and neutralize the un-reacted lye on these surfaces so that the next time your materials will be ready to go! Once you have wiped everything down well with the vinegar, it will be safe to wash the materials with soap and water.

We hope that you have learned a lot about this method of soap making and all of the proper precautions to take. We hope it was a lot of fun creating this Reindeer Poo Cold Process Soap recipe! If you would like to reach out to Natures Garden and show us this and other creations that you make, follow and share with us!

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Jun
13

Dreama Bubble Bar Recipe


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Dreama Bubble Bar RecipeDreama Bubble Bar Recipe

If you are looking for a great recipe for making cosmetics at home, then the Dreama Bubble Bar Recipe is perfect to try out! These bubble bars include wholesale cosmetic ingredients from Natures Garden that are perfect for creating quality bath and body recipes. Not only are these bubble bars wonderful for your skin, but they have an adorable flower that matches the lovely fragrance. So, you can use this cosmetic blog to create a bath recipe that is cute and skin nourishing with an elegant floral scent!

Dreama Bubble Bar Recipe: Clean and Sanitize

If you take just a few preventative steps it will help things move along smoothly! You should always prep your supplies and work area before beginning your craft recipes. This helps in creating your homemade recipe without needing to stop right in the middle to look for your ingredients. First, you will want to clean your work space to ensure that you have enough room to work. Next, give your utensils and scale a quick rinse with some soap and water. Lastly, have all your ingredients ready for measuring and within easy reach! For sanitary reasons go ahead and put your rubber safety gloves on. Now, you are ready to make this lovely bubble bar recipe!

Dreama Bubble Bar Recipe: Create a Double Boiler

Before you start weighing out your cosmetic oils you are going to want to create the double boiler. While you will still need to stir, the double boiler will be useful for saving your cosmetic oils from scorching. To create a double boiler you will need two pots where one will fit into the other. In the larger pot, you will add the water, which will be heated on the stovetop. Next, place your smaller pot into the pot with water. Now, you will want to heat your water. As long as the water doesn’t boil over into the smaller pot, you are ready to add your cosmetic ingredients to melt.

Dreama Bubble Bar Recipe: Ingredients Available From Natures Garden

Baking Soda
Corn Starch
Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate – SCI
White Kaolin Clay Powder
Xanthan Gum – Natural Thickener
Shea Butter
Mango Butter
Vegetable Glycerin
Avocado Oil
Dreama Fragrance Oil
6 Cavity Muffin Silicone Soap Mold
Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant 
Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant 
Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant
Diamond Mica Dust Pigment

Dreama Bubble Bar Recipe: Other Ingredients Needed for Bubble Bars

Mixing Bowls
Pots (for the double boiler)
Scale
Latex Gloves

Dreama Bubble Bar Recipe: Weights and Amounts for Ingredients

226 grams of the Baking Soda
145 grams of the Corn Starch
229 grams of the Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate – SCI
6 grams of the White Kaolin Clay Powder
10 grams of the Xanthan Gum – Natural Thickener
70 grams of the Shea Butter
30 grams of the Mango Butter
29 grams of the Vegetable Glycerin
9 grams of the Avocado Oil
23 grams of the Dreama Fragrance Oil
3 drops of the Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant
2 drops of the Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
3 drops of the Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
2 drops of the Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant
1 teaspoon of the Diamond Mica Dust Pigment

Dreama Bubble Bar Recipe: Preparing the Dry Ingredients

First, you are going to prepare your dry ingredients for this cosmetic recipe. You will need to add 226 grams of the Baking Soda, 145 grams of the Corn Starch, 6 grams of the White Kaolin Clay Powder, and 10 grams of the Xanthan Gum to your mixing bowl. Also, you will add 229 grams of the Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate to the bowl, too. This bubble bar cosmetic is an slsa substitute for bath bombs and bubble bars. You will want to use your hands, with latex gloves, to break up any clumps that may be left in these powders. Once this mixture is free of clumps, you can set this bowl to the side for now.

Dreama Bubble Bar Recipe: Heating the Oils and Butters

Next, you are going to want to use the double boiler that you have created. You will need to add 70 grams of the Shea Butter, 30 grams of the Mango Butter, and 9 grams of the Avocado Oil to the smaller pot of your double boiler. While the double boiler will help prevent these natural oils from scorching, you still need to stir occasionally to melt everything. Once all of these cosmetic ingredients have melted, you are ready to turn off the stove and move on to the next step in the process.

Dreama Bubble Bar Recipe: Mix Everything TogetherDreama Bubble Bar Recipe: Mix Everything Together

Now you are ready to mix the melted cosmetic oils and the dry mixture together. So, retrieve your mixing bowl of the dry cosmetic ingredients. You will be adding the melted oils and butters to this bowl. You will want to use your gloved hands to mix these wholesale cosmetic ingredients together very well. Also, you will want to include 29 grams of the Vegetable Glycerin and 1 teaspoon Diamond Dust Mica. Then, you will need to continue to mix these bath and body ingredients until everything is incorporated into an even, dough-like consistency.

Dreama Bubble Bar Recipe: Adding the Dreama Fragrance OilDreama Bubble Bar Recipe: Adding the Dreama Fragrance Oil

Also, you will want to add the scent to your bubble bar batter. You will need to add 23 grams of the Dreama Fragrance Oil to a separate small bowl. When you are ready to mix in this scented oil, pour the fragrance into your bubble bar mixture. You will need to use your gloved hands to thoroughly mix this floral aroma into your dough.

You are going to love this scented oil in your slsa free bubble bar recipe! The Dreama Fragrance Oil begins with lovely notes of oakmoss and lilies. These notes are followed by middle notes of ylang ylang and jasmine and bottom notes of amber, musk, and sandalwood.

Dreama Bubble Bar Recipe: Separating the Bubble Bar

Next, you are going to want to separate your bubble bar mixture into three separate portions. But, these three portions won’t be equal. One portion will become the base of your homemade bubble bar and will use the most. A second portion will be the petals of the flower on top of the bubble bar. The last portion will be the smallest portion that is used for the middle of the bubble bar flower.

Dreama Bubble Bar Recipe: Preparing the PetalsDreama Bubble Bar Recipe: Preparing the Petals

Now, you are going to remove some of the bubble bar mixture to use for the petals of the flower later on. So, you will need to take 200 grams of the overall mixture and put it in a new mixing bowl. This portion will remain uncolored to be the white petals of the flower. You can set this bowl aside for now to use in a later step.

Dreama Bubble Bar Recipe: Preparing the Yellow CenterDreama Bubble Bar Recipe: Preparing the Yellow Center

Next, you are going to take a bit more from the bubble bar mixture to prepare the yellow center of the flower. So, you will need to remove 29 grams of the batter and add it to a new mixing bowl. You will need to add 3 drops of the Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant and 2 drops of the Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant to your bowl. You will need to use your gloved hands to mix the color into the batter thoroughly.

Dreama Bubble Bar Recipe: Preparing the Green BaseDreama Bubble Bar Recipe: Preparing the Green Base

You will need 260 grams of the bubble bar dough to create the base of your finished bath and body recipe. This bubble bar portion will be colored with 3 drops of the Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant and 2 drops of the Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant. You will need to use your clean, gloved hands to mix the color into the batter thoroughly.

Dreama Bubble Bar Recipe: Filling the Cosmetic MoldDreama Bubble Bar Recipe: Filling the Cosmetic Mold

Now that your green portion is ready to use, you are going to use it to fill the base of your bubble bar. So, you will need to get the 6 Cavity Muffin Silicone Soap Mold. Then, you will use your gloved hands to pack the cavities in the mold until you use all of the dough. This green portion will allow you to make about five bubble bars in total. Once you have used all of your green mixture, you are ready to move on to the next step in the process.

Dreama Bubble Bar Recipe: Creating the Flower CenterDreama Bubble Bar Recipe: Creating the Flower Center

Next, you are going to start creating the flower portion for these bath and body creations. First, you need to create the center of the flower.  You will want to grab the yellow portion that you had prepared in a previous step. Now, grab a small piece of this portion and roll it into a ball shape. Then, you will want to press your yellow ball into the center of each green base. This will act as the center of each flower. Of course, the green base will still be in the mold as it has not set up yet.

Dreama Bubble Bar Recipe: Start Making the PetalsDreama Bubble Bar Recipe: Start Making the Petals

After adding the center of the flower to you mold, you are ready to start creating the petals. So, you will want to pinch off an amount between 7 grams and 8 grams of your uncolored portion. Use your fingers to roll your dough into a thick petal shape. Also, you will want your petal to look similar to the picture shown to the left. You will need to create 25 petals in total, which will end up being five petals for each flower.

Dreama Bubble Bar Recipe: Finish Making the FlowerDreama Bubble Bar Recipe: Finish Making the Flower

You will need to use the petals you made to finish up the flower. Since you will need to have five for each flower, you will want to space out the petals right. For each petal you will want to start by setting it in place. Then, press it down using more pressure on the area of the petal that is closest to the outer edge and light pressure near the yellow center.  You will want to repeat this process for each of the petals.

Dreama Bubble Bar Recipe: Finishing Up Your Bubble BarsDreama Bubble Bar Recipe: Finishing Up Your Bubble Bars

All you have left for this cosmetic recipe is to wait for your bubble bar to set up and harden. After, you are ready to remove these homemade bath products from the mold. Finally, your bubble bars will be ready to use! Also, you can figure out how to package bubble bars for this cosmetic recipe and either add it to your line or store them for later. No matter how you plan to use your finished diy bath and body recipe, we know that you are sure to enjoy it!

Dreama Bubble Bar Recipe: Dreama Have You Dreaming of Flowers?

The aroma of our Dreama Fragrance Oil with all its lovely floral notes blending together is truly a dream come true! Whether this lovely floral aroma has you dreaming of flowers or you are curious about dream interpretations, this article would be fun for you to check out. This article on Flower Dream Meaning shares explanations for different types of dreams that involve flowers. Whether you received flowers, planting seeds, or simply saw some flowers in a recent dream, there may be a deeper meaning behind your dream. Even if you haven’t had a flower dream, it can still be fun to read through!

Dreama Bubble Bar Recipe: Reach Out to Natures GardenDreama Bubble Bar Recipe: Reach Out to Natures Garden

We hope that you have enjoyed making your very own bubble bar recipe! If you have any more questions about how to make this diy bubble bath recipe, then you can reach out to ask us. You can talk to us on our HUG Line, in the Natures Garden store, and online. An easy way that you can reach out to us online is through our social media. We are available on the Facebook page for Natures Garden. Also, you can use our handle @ngscents to find us on either Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these social media platforms to ask us any questions that you may have about our slsa free bubble bar recipe, but you can share your own homemade cosmetic recipes, too! So, we hope that hear from you very soon!

Dec
04

Cappuccino Fragrance


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Cappuccino FragranceCappuccino Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Spotlight

Natures Garden’s Cappuccino Fragrance Oil has been described by one of our customers as a very warm and comforting scent with a strong coffee smell which is expected from cappuccino.  You may be thinking, why is that expected of cappuccino?  Cappuccino is an Italian coffee drink.  Traditionally, cappuccino is made with espresso, hot milk and steamed milk foam.

 

What Does Cappuccino Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Cappuccino Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden is a rich strong fresh brewed coffee with heavy cream and sugar.

How Do Our Customers Use Cappuccino Fragrance Oil?

I checked out our customer reviews to get a better insight to this question.  One customer states “all my customers that are morning coffee drinkers love this one in an air freshener.  I use it alone for classic scent or I mix it with a bit of Pumpkin Pie Spice Fragrance Oil around September and October.  I cant make it fast enough!”

Calling all candle crafters, Cappuccino Fragrance Oil would make a delightful compliment to any barista scented line of candles.  For candle making purposes, the maximum usage is 10% and performs perfectly in wow wax, joy wax, and the scent is nice and strong in soy wax. It is also fabulous when making homemade candle wax tarts using pillar of bliss wax.  For color ideas, it is suggested to use 5 drops of brown liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax. Another option is to shred an ample amount of a brown color block into your melted wax.  It is never recommended to use crayons for candle coloring as it will clog your wick.

Homemade soap makers, the maximum usage is 5% for your bath and body products needs. Cappuccino Fragrance Oil performs perfectly in perfumes.  It also performs just as well as in products such as lotions, bath gels, and bath oils .  Natures Garden’s cold process soap testing results shows no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation with with a good scent retention.  It does discolor to a light brown.  The vanillin content of Cappuccino Fragrance Oil is 6%.  Fragrances containing vanilla ingredients may discolor soap. Vanilla White Color stabilizer may help prevent discoloration due to vanilla.  However, there are more than 40 ingredients used in fragrance manufacturing that may contribute to discoloration of products.  Never use candle dye in any body products.  A color suggestion for your bath and body products is to use brown oxide soap colorant in an amount that satisfies you.

For your home scenting needs such as room scenting purposes the maximum usage is 50% and for homemade cleaning products purposes the maximum usage rate for this Cappuccino Fragrance Oil is 5%.  In reed diffusers, incense, potpourri and aroma beads, the aroma is nice and strong.

Are you looking for a new idea for a candle that will leave people talking?  Please click on this link to this recipe from Natures Garden.

To place your order for this warm and comforting Cappuccino Fragrance Oil, just go to Natures Garden’s web site and type “cappuccino fragrance” into the search bar and place your order today!