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Aug
16

Champagne CP Soap Project


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Champagne CP Soap ProjectChampagne CP Soap Project

Anyone that is curious about how to make soap with champagne will love this soap recipe from Natures Garden. Our Champagne CP Soap Project provides you with a diy bath and body recipe that is gorgeous and cares for the skin. First, this cosmetic recipe uses soap making supplies, like cosmetic oils, that will nourish the skin. Plus, this cold process soap includes the sweet aroma of our Champagne Pomegranate Fragrance Oil that is enhanced by wonderful effervescent notes of champagne. So, you can use this moisturizing cold process soap recipe to make cp soap that is nourishing, has a gorgeous scent, and a beautiful swirled soap design. So, take a look at the soap blog below for details on this recipe for making soap.

Natures Garden Ingredients for the Champagne CP Soap Project

Lye
Champagne Pomegranate Fragrance Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Avocado Oil
Mango Butter
Palm Oil
Macadamia Nut Oil
Coconut Oil 76
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Deep Purple FUN Soap Colorant
Titanium Dioxide
Safety MASK for Soap Making- 2 count
Natures Garden Apron
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
Thermometer
Safety GLOVES for Soap Making- 1 pair

Other Ingredients and Supplies for the Champagne CP Soap Project

Scale
Champagne
Distilled Water
Mixing Bowls
Rubber Spatula
Stick Blender
Vinegar
Wooden Skewer

Weights for the Base of the Champagne CP Soap

129 grams of Water
129 grams of Champagne
95 grams of Lye

136 grams of Mango Butter
68 grams of Avocado Oil
136 grams of Palm Oil
68 grams of Sweet Almond Oil
136 grams of Macadamia Nut Oil
51 grams of Champagne Pomegranate Fragrance Oil
136 grams of Coconut Oil 76

Weights for the Red Soap Colorant for the Champagne Soap 

5 grams of FUN Soap Colorant Tomato Red
5 grams of FUN Soap Colorant Deep

Weights for the White Soap Colorant for the Champagne Soap 

12 grams of Titanium Dioxide
A small amount of your soaping oils

Make Preparations for the Champagne CP Soap Project

Before you start working on your handcrafted soap, you will have to make some preparations for the Champagne CP Soap Project. First, you are going to want to gather all of your soap making supplies that are listed for this cosmetic recipe. Additionally, you are going to want to clean off a work space to allow yourself the space that you would need to make easy homemade soap recipes with lye. Also, you will want to prepare a spray bottle of vinegar for you to use later in this soap making method.

Boil the Champagne for the Cold Process Soap RecipeBoil the Champagne for the Cold Process Soap Recipe

Another preparation that you will need to make is to boiling the champagne for your soap recipe with lye. So, you will want to place this alcohol into a pot. Then, use a stove top to boil it for about 30-40 minutes. Be sure that you stir your champagne periodically as it boils.

 

 

After this amount of time has elapsed, you will weigh out and carefully pour the champagne into ice cube freezer trays. Next, you will place these trays in the freezer overnight. When you are ready to make your champagne soap, the frozen champagne  cubes will be used to replace half of the water portion in the water/lye solution.

Using Alcohol in Soap Making

We have some advice for using alcohol in soap making. When you are choosing your champagne, we would recommend that you try to use something with a lower sugar content. If you are using a type of champagne with a high sugar content, then it will speed up gel. This extra sugar will increase the likelihood that your soap batter will bubble up and out of the soap mold. While it is less likely, this may occur even with the lower sugar content for your champagne. With this in mind, you will want to prepare for this possibility. So, take proper precautions at safeguarding the surface your mold is placed on.

Making Preparations for the Champagne CP Soap Project

Before you begin this cold process soap recipe, you will be making preparations for the Champagne CP Soap Project. First, you are going to want to collect all of your soaping supplies that are listed above for this free soap making recipe. Additionally, you are going to want to clear up a work area to give yourself the space needed to make soap with lye. Also, you will want to prepare a spray bottle of vinegar as well as a bottle of rubbing alcohol. Then, set both of these bottles aside for when you need them later on.

Making the Lye Solution for the Champagne CP Soap 

You are going to be making the lye solution for the Champagne CP Soap. First, you will need to prepare the mixture of water and champagne. So, you will need 129 grams of water and 129 grams of the champagne that you have already frozen.

Making the Lye Solution for the Champagne CP Soap 

 

 

 

Second, you will need to measure out the lye for soap making. So, you will need to weigh 95 grams of the lye into a separate bowl. Now, you are ready to add the lye to your water/champagne. As you add the lye, you will want to slowly stir the mixture. Then, let the solution cool to room temperature.  

Prepare the Cosmetic Oils for the Champagne CP Soap RecipePrepare the Cosmetic Oils for the Champagne CP Soap Recipe

Also, you are going to want to prepare the cosmetic oils for the Champagne CP Soap Recipe. So, you will need to weigh and add these soaping oils to a mixing bowl. You will need 136 grams of Mango Butter, 68 grams of Sweet Almond Oil, 136 grams of Palm Oil, 68 grams of Avocado Oil, 136 grams of Macadamia Nut Oil, and 136 grams of Coconut Oil 76. Once you have all of these wholesale oils weighed out, you will want to set them aside to cool down.

Get the Soap Colorants Ready for the Soap Procedure

While you are waiting for your soaping oils and lye solution to cool, you can get the soap colorants ready for the soap procedure. So, you will need two small bowls. One of these bowls will have 5 grams of FUN Soap Colorant Tomato Red and 5 grams of FUN Soap Colorant Deep Purple. The second bowl should have 12 grams of Titanium Dioxide mixed with a small amount of your melted soaping oils. Then, mix up the white colorant for your soap. Now, you can set these two soap colorants to the side for a later step.

Mix Your Soaping Oils and Lye Solution for the Champagne Soap Mix Your Soaping Oils and Lye Solution for the Champagne Soap 

Now you are ready to mix your soaping oils and lye solution for the champagne soap. So, you will want to pour your lye solution into your melted oil mixture. Then, you will need to use a stick blender to thoroughly mix these bath soap ingredients together. After everything has been mixed together you are ready for the next step.

Adding the Fragrance Oil for the CP Soap RecipeAdding the Fragrance Oil for the CP Soap Recipe

At this point, you are going to be adding the fragrance oil for the cp soap recipe. So, you will need to weigh and add 51 grams of the Champagne Pomegranate Fragrance Oil. This scented oil will give your soap the scent of a sparkling bouquet of grapefruit, lemon, and orange. These refreshing top notes are blended with fresh tones of red fruit and a twist of crushed pomegranate seeds. Further, this lively scent has hints of green foliage that are freshened with a blend of crisp aldehydes, which reinforce the sparkling top note of the fragrance.

Divide the Soap Batter for the Champagne CP Soap Project

Once your cp soap has been scented, you are going to divide the soap batter for the Champagne CP Soap Project. So, you will need to add half of your cold process soap to a new, clean mixing bowl. Then, you will want to leave the remaining half of the soap in the same bowl. 

https://www.naturesgardencandles.com/titanium-dioxide-oil-dispersibleCreate the Red Potion of the Champagne CP Soap 

Now, you are going to create the red portion of the Champagne CP Soap. So, you are going to need one of your two soap batter portions. In this bowl, add the red soap colorant that you have previously prepared. Then, use a stick blender to fully incorporate the colorant in your soap. You can set this soap aside for now.

Create the White Potion of the Champagne CP Soap Create the White Potion of the Champagne CP Soap 

Next, you are going to create the white portion of the Champagne CP Soap. You will need the other portion of your cold process soap batter. Then, you are going to add the white colorant to this soap batter. After, you will need to mix the colorant using a stick blender.

Combining the Two Soap Colors for the Champagne Soap ProjectCombining the Two Soap Colors for the Champagne Soap Project

Once you have both of these soap colorants mixed, you are going to be combining the two soap colors for the Champagne Soap Project. So, you will want to start with the white colored soap. Then, you are going to be pouring the red colored soap into the white soap. You will want to pour the red soap in small amounts all throughout the bowl of white soap. After you have used up all of the red soap batter, you are ready to move on to the next step in the soap making process.

Swirl the Cold Process Soap BatterSwirl the Cold Process Soap Batter

Now, you are going to swirl the cold process soap batter. You will need to use a spatula and move it through the bowl in a circular motion. Continue to slowly move in a circular motion until you are happy with the swirls in your bowl.

Pouring the Champagne CP Soap Pouring the Champagne CP Soap 

After you have created the swirl in your bowl, you are going to pouring the champagne cp soap. So, you are going to need to set up your wholesale soap mold. Then, you will want to gently pour this soap into the loaf mold. After pouring all of your soap, you are going to want to wait for your soap to completely set up.

Finishing Up the Champagne CP Soap ProjectFinishing Up the Champagne CP Soap Project

Now you are just going to be finishing up the Champagne CP Soap Project. After waiting roughly 24 to 48 hours, you soap should be completely set up. Then, you can remove your soap from the mold and cut it into individual sliced bars. Depending on how wide you make the bars, you should end up with about eight individual bars of soap. Then, you will need to let your soap bars  cure for about 4 to 6 weeks. Afterwards, you are finally ready to use the finished cold process soap bars!

Throw a Themed Cocktail Party 

Now that you have your own batch of boozy soap, you have the perfect excuse to throw a themed cocktail party! The Bubble Themed Cocktail Party from Martha Stewart would be a fun way to celebrate and have a good time. Plus, the bubbly theme would go perfectly with your bubbly batch of cp soap!

Reach Out About the Champagne CP Soap ProjectReach Out About the Champagne CP Soap Project

We hope you enjoyed creating this cold process soap recipe! If you are interested in making more free cold process soap recipes, then you may want to take a look at the Cold Process Soap Recipes page on the Natures Garden website. Also, you can reach out about the Champagne CP Soap Project for help with any confusion that you may have. You can reach out to us using the phone H.U.G. line, in the Natures Garden store, and online. An easy way to reach out to us online is through our social media platforms. First of all, you can reach out to us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these social media platforms to ask us soap making questions that you may have, but that’s not all you can do on our social media platforms! You can take part in the soap making community and share your own soap making ideas, too. So, we wish you luck with your soaping recipes and hope to hear from you soon!

Jul
20

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits


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Melt and Pour Soap BenefitsMelt and Pour Soap Benefits

We at Natures Garden would like to share some of the melt and pour soap benefits with customers that may not know too much about soaping. There are quite a few different methods one can use to create soaps, so it can be a bit overwhelming for new soapers. Every method has some benefits that you may enjoy, but you must choose the method that will be best for you and the situation you are in.

While many find melt and pour soap to be one of the easier ways to make soap at home, even the most experienced soapmaker may come back to this method. Honestly, it all depends on what the soaps are needed for and the time you have available. So, at one point or another, anyone can benefit from knowing a bit about this method. If you have never used melt and pour soap or are thinking about trying this method again, then we’d like to share with you all of the great things about melt and pour soap. So, here is why melt and pour soap is a great soap making method!

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Great for Beginning Soap MakersMelt and Pour Soap Benefits Great for Beginning Soap Makers

Due to a few different aspects of this soap making method, beginning soap makers may want to start with this method. This is an easy way to introduce soap making into your crafting. This method won’t have you working with lye right out of the gate. This can help prevent you from feeling overwhelmed with everything all at once. Instead, a new soap maker can get used to the time sensitive nature of cooling soap, adding fragrance oils, and coloring soap. Plus, this method skips right to the fun of creating to let you experience all the fun. Melt and pour soap allows you to have fun trying out soap making before jumping into more complex methods. You can create very simple soaps that are still cute with this method without taking too much time or skill to complete.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Creativity and Additional Ingredients

There is so much that you can do with melt and pour soap! As long as you have some molds, additives, and a creative mind you can make anything you want. Further, you can look to our Melt & Pour Soap Recipes page for soap making inspiration and ideas. In addition, you can print out the step by step soap making tutorials for each project on that page. While melting soap and pouring it into molds may sound like it is simple and boring, we can show you that there is so much that you can create with this method of soap making.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Manipulating the Shape of the SoapMelt and Pour Soap Benefits Manipulating the Shape of the Soap

Since melt and pour soap will take on the shape of whatever it sets up in, it is pretty easy to shape the soap into whatever you’d like. For example, our Lollipop Soap Recipe used a flat shaped soap layer and cut it into strips that we curled to create a lollipop appearance. Also, the Fresh Fallen Leaves Soap Recipe used straws to have soap shaped like a tree trunk. This along with the melt and pour soap leaves created a very pretty soap! Plus, you can make more simple soaps that are super cute like the Neapolitan Cupcake Soap Recipe, which uses a layered cupcake base and whipped frosting on top.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Adding Herbs and MicaMelt and Pour Soap Benefits Adding Herbs and Mica

Also, you can incorporate micas and even herbs into your soap! You can take your chosen additives and include it right into your melted soap. We have done this with our Blarney Stone Soap Recipe. Gold mica was added to the clear melt and pour soap base and can be seen incorporated right into the soap bar. So, you can use this technique to create a prettier appearance for your soaps. Additionally, you can add herbs or powders to provide your soap with certain properties. For example, we created the Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe with activated charcoal powder to provide a more cleansing bar of soap that provides a deep pore clean. Regardless of why you want to add herbs, mica, or other powders, the best part is that you have the option to if you need it!

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Making Embed SoapMelt and Pour Soap Benefits Making Embed Soap

Additionally, you can add soap embeds to your melt and pour soap bars. This technique gives you the freedom to create even more creative kinds of soap. This would have you create a smaller soap prior to creating your soap bar so that you can add shapes into the soap bar itself.

While it will all be melt and pour soap, you will be able to use the embedded soap to create designs or certain effects. For example, creating the swirl for the Cinnabun Melt and Pour Soap Recipe. We wanted to add a swirl to make the soap bar look more like a cinnamon roll and less plain after we cut our soap loaf. Plus, it just looks so cute! Also, we used this embed soap idea to make the seeds for our Watermelon Soap Recipe. Otherwise, our soap wouldn’t have looked like a slice of watermelon! Sometimes the embed soap really pulls your soap idea together!

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Option to Make Clear Soap

Another creative option unique to melt and pour soap is creating a bar that you can see straight into. We all know that we can see embed soaps by cutting a loaf of soap into a few individual bars. However, diamond clear melt and pour soap offers another way to get creative with embed soaps. You can create a bar of soap with solid shapes and colors inside that you will be able to see without cutting.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap RecipeSimply add a layer of diamond clear soap, place your solid object or colored soap inside, and add your top layer. This leaves you with a solid bar of soap with a fun design inside. We have used this method to create the Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap Recipe, where you can see the loofah inside the soap bar. Another idea is to use this soap technique to create kids toys with fun little toys inside. 

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Some Choice with the Ingredients

While you aren’t in complete control of the ingredients that are in your soap base, there are some things that you can do. First of all, you can choose your type of soap base. There are a lot of different melt and pour soap bases to choose from that all have different ingredients. For example, you can choose the SLS FREE Glycerin Melt and Pour Soap if you are looking for soap base without SLS. We have a lot of different types that may suit your individual soaping needs on Natures Garden’s Melt and Pour Soap page. Some of my favorites are our Shea Butter MP Soap Base and the Honey MP Base. Whether you are looking for a with a little extra of something, soap without a certain ingredient, or a base with a certain appearance, you can find all our soap bases on our site.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Controlling Certain IngredientsMelt and Pour Soap Benefits Controlling the Ingredients

Not only can you choose different types of soap base to control the ingredients, but you are in control of scenting and coloring. If you have sensitive skin or allergies, then you can create melt and pour soaps that agree with your skin. First, those with sensitivities to fragrances and essential oils can leave the bar unscented. Also, those that would rather not use liquid soap dye can use natural herbs to color the soap or leave the soap it’s natural color. Thus, you do have some control over the content of your soap bars.

Furthermore, you can add a little bit more of your favorite oils of butters to the soap base you choose. If you find a soap base that has all the ingredients you like, but you wish that it included another ingredient, you have the freedom to add something else. However, you need to be careful not to add too much as this can change the bar and could lose its lather. So, we would not recommend introducing more than a tablespoon of your added oils or butters per pound of mp soap. But, you can play with your recipe to find the right proportion for your soap bars.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Convenience of this Method

Another great reason to work with melt and pour soap is that it is super easy to create soaps! This soap making method is very simple in every way from prepping to create the soap to the clean up process. So, let’s go over all the ways that melt and pour soap making saves you time and effort.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Can Use the Soap Immediately

Also, you can use your soaps immediately after you make them. Obviously, the melt and pour soap base has been previously created and gone through saponification before you buy the melt and pour soap base. While you don’t have to worry about the lye, the soap already has it in the soap. But, the lye that was used to make the soap has already had time to fully react before the soap bases were sold. This means that the curing process has already completely finished before you even open the soap package. So, no need to wait after you form your masterpieces! As soon as your soaps are colored, scented, and out of their molds it can go straight into the bath tub! This is wonderful because you don’t have to worry about waiting long enough to prevent irritation and you can use the soap right away with no waiting.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Quick, Easy, and Fun

Furthermore, this soap making method is perfect for those that are in a hurry to have their soaps done. If you need to get your soaps ready quick for a gathering, a gift, or just excited to use it yourself, then this is a good soaping choice. Everything about this soaping method is quicker. In the beginning, there are fewer preparations and after you finish there is no curing time before using the soap. So, you will have your finished soaps ready as soon as everything has set up and popped out of the molds.

Also, melt and pour soap making is perfect for those that are in the mood to skip right to the creative part of soap making. Since melt and pour soap already has the first few steps of the soaping process complete, you don’t need to worry about these. So, you will have more time and energy to focus on creating super cute soap! You are left with the coloring, scenting, and shaping of your soaps. Simply melt the soap, fill your molds, and get creative.  This soap method is an easy way to get right to the fun part of soap making!

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits No Need to Deal with LyeMelt and Pour Soap Benefits No Need to Deal with Lye

While lye is safe with the necessary safety precautions, sometimes it is just easier to let somebody else do all the leg work. In this case, our melt and pour soap base lets you buy your slabs of soap after they have cured. Thus, there is a lot less to prepare when working with melt and pour soap. For example, you won’t need to take as many safety precautions or wear as much protective clothing during the creation of your soap. Also, you won’t have to deal with making the lye water solution or combining the oils at the right temperature. So, no need to have vinegar handy because lye burns won’t ever happen with this soaping method. Thus, melt and pour soap making is just that much easier to work with!

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Clean Up Is Easy

Further, the clean up for this method is very easy. Since this the melt and pour soap base is already completed soap, all you really need to do is wash your utensils with water. No need to worry about unreacted lye and no intense scrubbing or vinegar required. Just like soap, your left over base will rinse right out of your bowl.