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Jun
20

Shea Butter Soap Recipes


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Shea Butter Soap RecipesShea Butter Soap Recipes

We have collected all the best soap recipes that use shea butter from Natures Garden to give you a useful recipe list! These shea butter soap Recipes vary from melt and pour to hot process to cold process soap methods so there will be a little bit of something for everyone! Plus, this butter is definitely one you will want to soap with. Shea butter is a popular cosmetic oil as it is very moisturizing and nourishing to the skin. But, it is also great for soap making! Adding this butter to your soap recipes will add a wonderful creamy lather, great conditioning properties, and some hardness to your soap.

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Blackberry Sage Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Blackberry Sage Soap Recipe

First, we have a recipe that uses both melt and pour and cold process soaping methods to create a super cute loaf of soap! The bottom uses cold process soap to create an in the pot swirl with white, green, and purple. The top uses sh melt and pour soap to create the cute topping for each bar.

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Peppermint Cold Process Foot Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Peppermint Cold Process Foot Soap Recipe

If you are looking for a natural and anti-fungal recipe, then this is the perfect product for you! First of all, this cold process soap has nourishing butters and oils, which care for your skin and leave it baby soft. Furthermore, this recipe includes the amazing Tea Tree Oil! This essential oil is antifungal and perfect for getting rid of athlete’s foot or anything other fungal infections on the skin!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Clamshell Kiwi Sugar Cubes RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Clamshell Kiwi Sugar Cubes Recipe

Also, we have a fun shower product recipe that you could create. This recipe uses melt and pour soap as well as sugar to create a naturally exfoliating soap recipe. So, you can remove your dead skin cells as you are cleaning your hands or body. Plus, this recipe uses a clamshell for easy storage and single use! So, you just pop out one of the scrubs and use it till it’s gone!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Graffiti Shea Butter Soap Recipes Graffiti Melt and Pour Soap RecipeMelt and Pour Soap Recipe

Next, you have an option to create some soap that is moisturizing and crazy colorful! We have taken the skin loving shea butter melt and pour soap and created something super fun. The Graffiti Melt and Pour Soap Recipe is a plain white soap bar that gets covered in six different colors. There is no way you could get bored with these bars of soap!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Zebra Print Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Zebra Print Soap Recipe

If you are a fan of zebra print, you are going to love this next soap recipe! This super creative soap making recipe uses Nature’s Garden melt and pour soaps in this super fun recipe. So, all you need to worry about is making cute soaps! Plus, the shea butter soap base is nourishing and skin loving so you don’t have to worry about using a premade soap base. Thus, this recipe is a worry free and cute way to make fun soaps!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Mechanics Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Mechanics Soap Recipe

Next, we have a soap recipe that is perfect for working hands. This recipe is more exfoliating and has some extra cleaning powder from the two clay powders added. Plus, this soap recipe contains ground pumice, which adds to the exfoliating power. Altogether, this creates a perfect soap for working hands that are hard to clean, like mechanics. So, this is the perfect Mechanics Soap Recipe!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Hearts a Flutter Soap Recipe

Also, we have a cute idea for creating handmade soaps! This melt and pour soap recipe is nourishing and easy to use. Plus, the soaps have a pretty design. Not only does this soap have an embed heart, but the topping is super sweet! There are three loving hearts nestled in pretty pink fluff on top of each soap bar. So, this definitely is a soap that both loves your skin and shows you care!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe

If you want a cute recipe that you can create with cold process soap, then check out this soap recipe! This recipe uses great skin care ingredients, like shea butter, that will soften and nourish as you clean your body. Not only is this soap made from scratch, where you can control all the ingredients, but the finished soaps look adorable! This recipe uses five colors to create an uplifting in the pot swirl design in the soaps.

 

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Lavender Luxury Cold Process Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Lavender Luxury Cold Process Soap Recipe

Another great way to use shea butter is in our Lavender Luxury Cold Process Soap Recipe. First of all, this recipe contains lovely oils and butters that will nourish and moisturize your skin! Plus, this soap includes calming herbs, like lavender flowers and rose petals. These herbs have calming aromas that will lower your stress level and leave you with a lovely, natural aroma. Further, the soaps have a pretty purple swirl design.

 

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Energize Cold Process Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Energize Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next, we have a bright, energizing soap cold process soap recipe that is great for the skin. Of, course, this soap includes oils and butters that leave the skin soft and moisturized. Plus, these soaps are gorgeous! This design uses a vivid shade of orange and a bright, happy yellow to swirl into your soaps. This combined with the bright scent of our Grapefruit Lemongrass Energize Fragrance Oil creates a very eye opening bar of soap!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Gentle Avocado Cold Process Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Gentle Avocado Cold Process Soap Recipe

Also, we have the perfect recipe for those with sensitive skin!  The oils and butters in this recipe are gentle and perfect for caring for skin that needs extra care. Plus, this bar is very conditioning and will keep your very moisturized! Additionally, the bars include a soft, soul-soothing aroma due to the Rice Petals Shea Butter Wholesale Fragrance Oil. So, this soft, loving scent is perfect for use on all skin!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Cleopatra Heavy Cream Cold Process Soap Recipe

This next cp soap recipe is an elegant rendition of the typical homemade batch of soap. This soap, like any other Natures Garden soap recipe, contains wonderful butters and oils for your skin that will moisturize and really care. Additionally, this recipe will use the exotic and glorious Queen of the Nile Wholesale Fragrance Oil to scent the bars of soap. Furthermore, the colors of this bar match the tone of this scented oil perfect to create soaps that are perfect!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Shea Butter Cold Process Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Shea Butter Cold Process Soap Recipe

Also, you can try out a more basic cold process soap recipe. This soaping recipe is made up of mostly shea butter and olive oil, so it is a very mild and moisturizing bar of soap. This bar is sure to nourish and soften your skin, as shea butter is well known for providing those properties to a batch of soap. Furthermore, this soap has a fresh, floral, and delicately feminine scent that is simply lovely. So, this is a perfect soap recipe for women!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes World Peace Cold Process Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes World Peace Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next, we have an awesome idea for cold process soap! First of all this recipe of skin loving ingredients is multicolored and swirled! Of course, the fun doesn’t stop with an in the pot swirl! This batch is poured into peace sign mold market molds! Further, the soap uses our Peace Fragrance Oil, which we found smells amazing in cold process soap!  So, this recipe is the perfect one for creating some fun, quality soaps.

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Vanilla Champagne Cold Process Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Vanilla Champagne Cold Process Soap Recipe

Another creative idea for your cp soaping is this wine themed soap! This recipe uses swirled cp soap on the bottom and SLS free melt and pour soap on top to create an adorable loaf of soap! Each bar will have a little wine bottle embedded in the foam topping with some golden soap bubbles. Plus, the recipe is scented with Vanilla Champagne Fragrance Oil, which perfectly fits this soap bar!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Shampoo Bar Cold Process Soap Recipe

Further, you can create your very own shampoo. Not only is handmade soap great for your skin, but your hair and scalp can benefit, too! The butters and oils in this recipe can be helpful to prevent dandruff and promote healthy growth as you are washing your hair. Plus, this recipe doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals, so this bar of shampoo soap won’t dry out your scalp or harm your hair.

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Sweet Orange Chili Pepper Cold Process Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Sweet Orange Chili Pepper Cold Process Soap Recipe 

Next, check out another of our fun cold process soap recipes! First, the quality of this bar is wonderful! Shea butter and coconut oil are the most used in this batch, so you know this is going to be good soap! Also, the colors of this soap match the aroma very well! Both are fiery with a blend of chilies and zesty citrus notes. So. this cp soap is quality, beautiful, and has a sassy scent. 

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Sweet Wheatgrass Cold Process Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Sweet Wheatgrass Cold Process Soap Recipe

This batch of soap is perfect for maintaining the skin and reducing certain skin problems. Since this recipe contains Wheatgrass Powder, the soap has additional minerals and vitamins that help care for the skin. So, this soap is better suited to care for skin with acne, athlete’s foot, eczema, chapped lips, wounds, or psoriasis. This is all in addition to the lovely butters and oils this bar contains. So, this leaf shaped soap is a great recipe to create!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Mango Cold Process Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Mango Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next, take a look at a soap making recipe that has a rich lather and tons of moisturizing power! This bar of soap is simple in appearance but is an extraordinary bar of soap. Its ingredients are softening, skin loving, and moisturizing! Plus, this soap batch uses the delicious mango sorbet aroma! So, this is a batch of soap that is definitely worth creating.

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Hippies & Hemp Cold Process Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Hippies and Hemp Cold Process Soap Recipe

Additionally, the Natures Garden Hippies and Hemp Cold Process Soap Recipe. This soap recipe is perfect for any of the hippies out there. Plus, this soap looks like tie dye! What could be more fun? Also, this soaping recipe uses our Cannabis Flower Fragrance Oil, which has some very green notes if you know what we mean. So, this recipe makes some pretty groovy soaps.

 

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Column Swirl Cold Process Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Column Swirl Cold Process Soap Recipe

Another good soap recipe that uses shea butter is the Column Swirl Cold Process Soap Recipe. Of course, this recipe is moisturizing and will take care of your skin. Not only will this recipe care for your skin, the scent is lovely and fresh! Also, the design for this soap is a pretty column swirl.

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Royal Honey Bee Cold Process Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Royal Honey Bee Cold Process Soap Recipe

Also, you can try out another great soap recipe that includes shea butter. This recipe is moisturizing and softening due to the butter and oils added. Plus, this recipe uses real Bee Pollen Powder. This herb has been known to be great for treating acne and is a great anti inflammatory. So, this recipe has some extra skin healing power!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Pineapple Paprika Cold Process Soap Recipe

Not only is this recipe scented with our Pineapple Paprika Fragrance Oil, but this soap uses real Paprika Ground! This herb adds to the authenticity of the scent and is used as a natural colorant. This is in addition to the lovely oils and butter that this recipe includes to care for the skin. So, this idea is a lovely spice soap recipe.

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Total Hot Man CP Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Total Hot Man CP Soap Recipe

Also, we have formulated one of the hottest masculine soap recipes using our Total Hot Man Fragrance Oil. Not only does this recipe use one of our masculine fragrance oils, but this recipe creates very manly soaps! Plus, the soap has both activated charcoal, which will provide a deeper clean, and Hawaiian Black Salt, which will exfoliate. So, this recipe is perfect for men looking for a great bar of soap.

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Manly Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Manly Soap Recipe

If you are looking for a manly soap recipe that is quicker to create, then you may be interested in this hot process soap recipe. This recipe has all the same skin benefits as cold process soap with none of the curing time. So, this is one of those masculine soap recipes that could come in handy if you are pressed for time.

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Game On HP Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Game On HP Soap Recipe

Another men’s handmade soap recipe you can create with this masculine soap scent is our Game On HP Soap Recipe. Just like the previous soap making idea, this recipe uses the hot process method. Both take the same amount of time and both use the same masculine scent.

 

 

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Hot Process Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Hot Process Soap Recipe

If you are looking for a unisex, hot process soap, then you may enjoy this soaping recipe! This recipe uses a clean soap scent that is perfect for this recipe! Plus, our Hot Process Soap Recipe uses oils and butters that are skin loving and wonderful, just like a cp soap. But, this recipe reduces the cure time! This means that you can use your soaps much sooner.

Shea Butter Soap Recipes MP Embed CP Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes MP Embed CP Soap Recipe

Next, you can create a fun soap recipe with both melt and pour and cp soap. These soaps will are super cute and very fun! Not only is the cp soap scented with the scrumptious Bubble Luscious Fragrance Oil, but this recipe has a bright pink bubblegum color! Plus, the loaf has embed melt and pour soap swirl that adds to the super cute appearance. You will not find a cuter soap recipe!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Cold Fashioned Lemonade Soap Recipe

Also, you can create a different kind of fun soap recipe. This is another soap recipe that combines cp soap and melt and pour soap to create something great! Further, this idea was inspired by hot summer days and ice cold glasses of old fashioned lemonade. This recipe uses nourishing butters and oils, like shea butter, along with a sweet scented fragrance oil.

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Awapuhi Seaberry Cold Process Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Awapuhi Seaberry Cold Process Soap Recipe

Another fun idea for cold process soap making is our Awapuhi Seaberry Cold Process Soap Recipe. This soap scent is tropical, floral, fresh, and perfect for soap. Also, these soaps are perfect for skin care and are pretty, too! This soap uses different shades of cool colors to create a calming appearance.

Shea Butter Soap Recipes 7 Up Bundt Cake Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes 7 Up Bundt Cake Soap Recipe

Also, we have some fun ideas for melt and pour soap making! This recipe was inspired by a delicious 7 Up Cake and it sure does look and smell just like one! Plus, the soap even has the appearance off glaze on top! There is nothing that could make this soap recipe more scrumptious or more perfect!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process Soap Recipe

Check out a soap recipe that is super cute and smells great! This recipe has a creamy white base with thick, blue drizzled into the mix. Plus, the soap is scented with our yummy Blueberry Cheesecake Fragrance Oil. This means that this cp soap will look and smell just like a creamy blueberry cheesecake!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Beer Cold Process Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Beer Cold Process Soap Recipe

Since cp soap gives you full control over the ingredients, you can really add any body safe scents!  This means that our beer cp soap recipe can use real beer! Not only is this an authentic beer soap, but it has oils and butters that are perfectly moisturizing.  So, this soap has absolutely everything that a beer lover could need in soap!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Easter Bunny Soaps RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Easter Bunny Soaps Recipe

This bunny cupcake is a perfect Easter bunny soap! Not only is this a super cute cupcake that is moisturizing for the skin. Plus, the whipped soap base makes a cute, fluffy bunny! Also, this little cupcake soap is scented with our Easter Bunny Burps Fragrance, so this is perfect to add to your list of DIY Easter crafts.

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Carrot Cold Process Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Carrot Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next, we have a fantastic carrot soap recipe! The soap has moisturizing oils and butters with the benefit of real carrots. Since this is our own recipe for carrot soap, it makes sense that we would have one of our carrot soap ingredients be real Carrot Baby Food! Plus, carrots have been known to have powerful moisturizing and anti aging properties!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Shaving Soap for Sensitive Skin RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Shaving Soap for Sensitive Skin Recipe

If you are looking for a handmade bar of shaving soap, then check out our luscious, creamy recipe! This shaving soap is natural, simple, and very effective! Also, since this is shea butter melt and pour soap it will be very moisturizing and it won’t take long until you can use your bars!

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Caramel Custard Cold Process Soap Recipe

Also, you can create our Caramel Custard Cold Process Soap Recipe. This recipe, of course, uses our Caramel Custard Fragrance Oil.  Plus, this recipe includes evaporated milk, which is perfect for skin care. Milk has been known to be moisturizing, soothing, and repairing for the skin! Plus, this recipe contains the kinds of butters that are typically in a moisturizing bar of cp soap.

 

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Fish Kiss Melt and Pour Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Fish Kiss Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Next, we have the fun Fish Kiss Melt and Pour Soap Recipe. We all know that homemade soap is great for moisturizing the skin and that cosmetic herbs have many beneficial properties. However, what if you could make a soap that was cute and creative that was great for your skin, too!

 

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Herbal Soap RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Herbal Soap Recipe

Soap made from scratch always has been a great solution for those with sensitive skin. The combination of the natural, moisturizing ingredients with the lack of harsh chemicals creates the perfect soap! Our herbal soap recipe is great for not only this reason, but it contains real chamomile flowers. This cosmetic herb is both relaxing and cares for your skin. So, you can unwind in the shower as you soften your skin.

 

Shea Butter Soap Recipes Soap Frosting RecipeShea Butter Soap Recipes Soap Frosting Recipe

Finally, we have the well loved whipped soap frosting! Soap frosting is a fun way to add more creativity to your soap recipes! You can create soap cupcakes, add fluff to top a loaf, and so much more! Plus, this recipe will leave you skin just as soft as any other homemade soap! If you include the shea butter melt and pour soap, your skin is sure to be fully moisturized after using just the frosting!

Oct
01

Pear Tart Fragrance Oil


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Pear Tart Fragrance OilPear Tart Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Pear Tart Fragrance Oil is a fruit and floral scent by Natures Garden. This wonderful pear aroma smells exactly like freshly baked, warm from the oven pear tart. Our customer love this fragrance oil and have given it five stars.  One customer, using this pear scent in bath fizzies, had this to say, “I used the Pear Tart Fragrance in some bath bombs I made recently, and they were so awesome!! I was amazed at the juicy smell and the strength of the fragrance. I was very impressed with the “tartness” of this fragrance.”

What Does Pear Tart Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

A fragrance oil by Natures Garden that is as welcoming as a sunny spring day. This luscious scent opens with crisp apple, juicy Anjou pear and sun kissed citrus notes of bergamot and orange. Fresh floral notes of rose, and lily of the valley blend with sandalwood to gently finish this delicately feminine fragrance.

Top Notes:  apple, Anjou pear, bergamot, orange
Mid Notes: rose, lily of the valley
Base Notes: sandalwood

How Do Our Customers Use Pear Tart Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Products?

First of all candle makers can use this complex fragrance in their various wax based products. Candles made of paraffin or vegetable waxes can use up to 10% of this anjou pear fragrance oil. If you want to color your wax product creations, then we would suggest using either one drop of green liquid candle dye and one drop of yellow liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax or a small amount of shredded green and yellow color blocks. Just make sure that you don’t use crayons in candles as they have been known to clog wicks.

Our customers can make their very own homemade room scenting creations using this juicy and floral fragrance oil. Both potpourri and incense products can be made with a maximum of 50% for this particular scent. Also, household cleaning products can be made with no more than 5% of this fragrance oil. Further, aroma bead products that are made with this tart fragrance will retain a nice and strong scent.

How Do Our Customers Use Pear Tart Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Products?

Natures Garden customers can use this fruity and floral fragrance oil in their various bath and body products. These products can be bath gels, bath oils, lotions, scrubs, perfumes, bath bombs, or other related products. These bath and body creations should not exceed a 5% concentration for this pear tart fragrance oil. Green liquid soap dye and yellow soap colorant can be used in products that contain this scent. Just make sure to avoid candle dyes.

Finally, homemade soap makers can create their own recipes successfully with pear tart fragrance oil. In fact, our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have shown that this fragrance is absolutely perfect for this method of creating soap. In addition, a batch that uses this fragrance oil will have no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation. This fragrance oil will have a very strong after that soap cures and the bars will have no discoloration. If you want to add some color to your soap products, then we would suggest that you use green and yellow liquid soap dye for this pear tart fragrance oil. Just as you know that you should never use candle dyes in any of your bath and body products, then you can replace our suggestion with your own coloring method.

Pear Tart Fragrance Oil Recipe

If you’re a cp soap maker and like this fragrance, then have a look at our Shea Butter Cold Process Soap Recipe!

 

Mar
28

Aqua di Gio Soap


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aqua di gio soapAqua di Gio Soap

What do you think of when you hear “Aqua di Gio?” Beautiful blue waters and hot summer nights maybe? And don’t forget about the hot man coming out of the crystal blue water.  LOL! Well, here at Nature’s Garden, we’ve come up with the perfect soap recipe to capture the feeling of a romantic summer night spent with a man so hot it raises the temperature in the atmosphere! We’re introducing our new free recipe for our Aqua di Gio Soap!

 

Ingredients:

181 grams of Coconut Oil

181 grams of Palm Oil

272 grams of Olive Oil

272 grams of Shea Butter

69 grams of NG Aqua di Gio Type Fragrance Oil

125 grams of Lye

345 grams of Distilled Water

17 grams of Titanium Dioxide

8 grams of Sodium Lactate

6 drops of Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant

7 drops of Teal FUN Soap Colorant

Other Ingredients Needed:

Square Loaf Mold Market Mold

Thermometer

Safety Gloves

Safety Mask

Safety Glasses

Stick Blender

Vinegar

Scale

Mixing Bowls

Spatulas

Barbecue Skewers

 

Directions:

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Safety first! Always make sure you are wearing your protective glasses, gloves, and mask! Then begin by preparing your lye water. Weigh out 345 grams of distilled water and then weigh out 125 grams of lye. Carefully add the lye to your water, never add water to lye as this can cause an explosion! Mix thoroughly and then set it aside to cool.

 

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While you’re waiting for that to cool, go ahead and prepare your butters and oils. Weigh out 272 grams of Shea Butter, 272 grams of Olive Oil, 181 grams of Palm Oil, and 181 grams of Coconut Oil. Melt them down completely and then set them aside to cool as well.

 

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As you are waiting for those to cool, go ahead and get your colors ready. In two separate mixing bowls, measure out 6 drops of Neon Blue colorant and 7 drops of Teal. Then measure out 17 grams of Titanium Dioxide and pour just a little bit of your oils into the bowl with the titanium, mixing them together until you have achieved a paste-like consistency. This will be your color for your white swirl.

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Using the thermometer, check the temperatures of your oils and lye water until they have reached about room temperature (72 degrees Fahrenheit) and are within ten degrees of each other. Once they are at the correct temperature, pour 8 grams of Sodium Lactate into your lye water and mix it together thoroughly.

 

 

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Then go ahead and carefully pour your lye water into your oils. Mix them together thoroughly.

 

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Then pour 459 grams of your mixture into the bowls with your colorants, mixing them thoroughly with a stick blender. In your base bowl with the remaining mixture, add your titanium dioxide paste and mix. In each bowl, add 23 grams of your NG Aqua di Gio Type fragrance and stick blend.

 

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Next, in a separate bowl, pour each of your colors into separate sections of the bowl.

 

 

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Once they are completely poured, place a spatula at the edge of the bowl and drag it all the way across in a straight line. Then place the spatula right where two colors begin to mix and drag it around the bowl in a full circle.

 

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When you are finished swirling your soap, you can begin to pour it into your mold. Carefully pour it from side to side in the mold, helping to achieve an even better swirl! Make sure to leave just a little bit of each color so that you can swirl the top of your soap!

 

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Taking the last of your colored soap, pour each color in a straight line across the top.

 

 

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Then with your skewer, swirl the top of your soap!

 

 

 

Make sure to let your soap sit for at least 24 hours before removing it from the mold. Once it has been removed from the mold, your new Aqua di Gio Soap will need to sit for at least 4 to 6 weeks before using; giving it enough time to cure and become less alkaline. Then it is ready for you to use and enjoy! Make sure to check out all the rest of our free recipes and classes as well, and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Jan
23

Shea Butter Soap


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shea butter soapShea Butter Soap

Hello all of you amazing people! I hope this finds you all having a fantastic day! For all you soap makers out there, what is your absolute favorite kind of soap to make? Maybe you’re more into cold process soap making, or melt and pour soaping, or maybe your favorite is even to make your own hot process soap recipes? No matter what your favorite kind is, each kind is unique and wonderful! Let’s talk about melt and pour soap right now, specifically Shea Butter Soap! This is one wonderful kind of soap that you’re sure to want to use as soon as possible!

Are you wondering about the ingredients in our Shea Butter Soap? Well, let me tell you all about them! Shea Butter melt and pour soap contains the following: vegetable glycerin, titanium dioxide, coconut oil, sodium stearate, sodium myristate, palm oil, sodium cocoate, purified water, sunflower oil, and shea butter. Each of these ingredients bring their own special benefits to your skin when used in soaps.

Vegetable Glycerin: This helps to cool the skin, pulls in oxygen, and retains moisture in the skin.

Titanium Dioxide: This is will whiten soap.  Also, it is sometimes used to help protect the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays, working as a great sunscreen.

Coconut Oil: Coconut oil helps to smooth and soften skin.

Sodium Stearate: This ingredient is the sodium salt that comes from stearic acid.  It works as a surfactant, and emilsifying agent, and helps to thicken the soap.

Sodium Myristate: This ingredient is the sodium salt derived from myristic acid.This works as an emulsifying agent, also helping to cleanse the skin and remove dirt.

Palm Oil: Palm Oil helps to remove oils and dirt from the skin, as well as working to restore natural oils within the skin.

Sodium Cocoate: Sodium Cocoate derived from coconut oil, it helps to cleanse the skin and works as a surfactant, helping to make it easier to remove dirt and grime from your skin.

Sunflower Oil: Helps to retain moisture in the skin, as well as helping to treat conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis.

Purified Water: Purified water helps to soften and hydrate the skin, as well as working to treat eczema, dry skin, psoriasis, and many other skin conditions.

Shea Butter: Shea butter works to hydrate the skin, as well as working as a sunscreen, helping to heal cuts and burns, and helps to treat wrinkles and fine lines.

 

Here at Nature’s Garden, we offer many free recipes and classes. Are you looking for some cool new projects to try using Shea Butter Melt and Pour Soap? Well, when you’re on our Shea Butter page, make sure to check out all of our awesome recipes under the Recipe tab on top of the picture! I recommend our Zebra Print Soap…but what can I say? I’m a sucker for animal prints! We have many others as well, like our Fish Kiss Soap, our Clamshell Kiwi Sugar Cubes, and be sure to try out our delicious looking 7 Up Bundt Cake Soap! These projects and creations will definitely be ones that all of your friends, family, and even your customers will love and adore! These are definitely ones that you can’t pass up! Enjoy this wonderfully amazing soap and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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Jun
14

Happy Fathers Day


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Happy Fathers Day from Natures GardenHappy Father’s Day

We at Natures Garden would like to extend a very Happy Fathers Day to all of the dads out there.  This is your day to celebrate.

“Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.” – Bill Cosby

Officially being recognized as a national holiday in 1972 by President Nixon, Fathers Day is a celebration of male parenting.  It is a holiday to show all fathers our appreciation and gratitude.   It is a great day to shower our wonderful dads with all the love and admiration they so rightfully deserve.

Fathers are our protectors, our providers, and our mentors.  And, without them, we would not be here.

So, to all of you amazing dads; thank you for all that you do.  Thank you for being there to lean on when the times get rough.  Thank you for pushing us to be the best person we can be.  Thank you for supporting us and believing in our sometimes crazy and outlandish ventures.  Thank you for loving us unconditionally through the good, the bad, and the ugly years.  And, thank you for teaching us to be strong when facing uncertainties.  But, most of all; thank you for all of the sacrifices you made for us throughout the years.

So, enjoy your day Dads; sit back and relax.  Know that you are needed, loved, and appreciated!  

 

My dad absolutely LOVES homemade cold process soap.  I will never forget the first time he tried some.  He said, “What you just came up with could be a gold mine!”  Well, I had to fill my dad in on two things:  1.  I did not create the concept of making soap from scratch, and 2. I plan to only sell the raw ingredients to make soap.  Since he had never tried real, homemade soap, he thought all soap was like the store bought soap.  For all of my life, he was a Zest kind of guy.  I am proud to report that my dad no longer uses store bought soap.  He says that “homemade soap is the best thing someone really smart ever created.”  I will have to agree!

So, if you would like to make your dad some wonderful, homemade soap from scratch, Natures Garden has all of the ingredients that you will need!   We offer fabulous soaping oils, butters, soap scents, essential oils, colorants, and soap lye.  Here is the recipe that is my dad’s favorite:  Shea Butter Cold Process Soap

Deborah Ward
CEO Natures Garden
www.naturesgardencandles.com 

Feb
01

Shea Melt and Pour Soap


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shea butter melt and pour soap It is really easy to make Shea melt and pour soap!

Melt and Pour Soap is one of the easiest and most fun ways to make a homemade product.  This type of soap making is an ideal venture for many reasons.

Melt and Pour soap projects are a great family activity to do with children; creating an enjoyable family time crafting together.
These soaps are a remarkable and memorable treat to give out as party favors, or gifts for loved ones and friends.
And, the fact that melt and pour soap is so easy to work with; no matter what your skill level you can create extraordinary works of art that are fun to wash with too.

So, regardless of the reason for making Melt and Pour Soap, one thing is for sure; you will love how the finished product leaves your skin feeling clean, soft, and supple.

Shea melt and pour soap differs from store bought brands in that it is not drying or harsh on your skin.  This soap base is detergent free, SLS free, and gluten free.  The Shea Butter melt and pour soap base is filled with superb skin loving agents like:

  • Shea butter which is ultra conditioning and nourishing.
  • Coconut oil which provides a wonderful bubble filled lather.
  • Sunflower oil, which acts as an amazing moisturizing agent for your skin.  In fact, sunflower oil also adds an even bigger element of a rich, creamy, and bubbly lather.
  • Glycerin, which works as an astonishing cleansing emulsifier.  It helps to lift dirt, oil, and impurities up and away from your skin.  This allows the everyday dirt and grime to easily be whisked away.  Plus, glycerin is also a humectant.  This means that it can actually drawl moisture from the air and pull it to the skin.

Besides all of the healthy and nourishing aspects to Shea melt and pour soap; there is also a beautiful artistic side to it too.  The adventure as to where you take your soaps is defined only by you; the crafter.  Shea melt and pour soap is fool proof.  It can be heated time and time again, without losing its integrity.

You can cater your soap to your specific like through shape, color, and scent.  You can even take your soap making skill to the next level by the addition of other skin loving attributes or additives.  Natures Garden carries all of the ingredients you need to add luxurious elements like rich cocoa butter or antioxidant packed vitamin E.  Through the addition of herbs like oatmeal, calendula flowers, rose petals, lavender flowers, paprika powder, or poppy seed, you can provide natural exfoliation.  Not only will your soap bar benefits exceed expectations, but you will also be adding a unique look, feel, and dimension to your soaps.

If we have you super excited about the possibility of making Shea soap or possibly other body products; but you still have unanswered questions, Natures Garden is here to help.  You can visit our website for free creative recipes and tips that have been tried and tested.  We also have in depth classes with step by step instruction for beginner soap makers.  And, you can always contact us via email, or connect with us on Facebook.

Jan
23

Heart Soap


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heart melt and pour soapThis Valentines Day lets celebrate the ones we love by making them homemade heart soap.

This heart soap project uses almost 4 pounds of melt and pour soap.  Although for this recipe, we suggest using Shea butter soap, any white soap base will work.  To view the multiple melt and pour soap bases Natures Garden carries, please click on this link.  Please Note:  You will also need a very small amount of diamond clear soap base.  This will be used to help keep the heart soap in place once it is folded.

The fragrance that we selected for the heart soap was Lick Me All Over.  Really any one of your favorite body safe fragrance oils from Natures Garden will work to scent this homemade project; just keep the vanillin content in mind.  If you choose to use a scent that does contain vanillin, you may want to consider using Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to reduce discoloration in your finished heart soap.  For the heart soap you will need to have at least 4 ounces of fragrance.  To see a list of other Valentines Day themed scents, please click on this link.

When it comes to color for the heart soap, we selected Tomato Red Fun Soap Colorant.  In order to achieve a nice, bold red you will need to use about one ounce of colorant.

Other ingredients that you will need for the heart soap project are:  Vegetable Glycerin and Whipped Soap Base.

The following molds were also used:  Love Heart Embed Mold and Square Loaf- Mold Market Molds

Before starting this project you will also need the following items:  Scale, Cutting Board, Knife, 9 x 13 Cake Pan, Wax Paper, Ruler, Rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle, Microwave Safe Glass Containers, Spatula, Mixing Spoons, Mixing Bowl, a hand held mixer, and 2 disposable cups.

Now that you have everything that you need, let’s get project heart soap underway!

Step 1:  Measure out 8.5 inches in length on your cake pan.  You will want to mark this point by placing your loaf mold there.  Next, tear off a piece of wax paper long enough to cover this area.  Lay the wax paper down and tuck it loosely into the corners.

Step 2:  In your microwaveable container, weigh out  500 grams of Shea Butter Soap.  Place this in the microwave and start melting it in 30 seconds increments. Stir gently in between.  Stop melting once the soap is in a liquid state.

Step 3:  Next, add 20 grams FUN Tomato Red Soap colorant, 14 grams vegetable glycerin, and 26 grams fragrance oil to the melted soap.  Stir well.  Now, pour all of the soap into the wax paper. Spritz with alcohol and allow this to fully set up.

heart soap

Step 4:  Once the red soap has set up, weigh out 20 grams of Diamond Clear soap.  Melt this for 30 seconds in the microwave or until it is in a liquid state.  Then, set it aside.

Step 5: 
In a large microwaveable bowl, weigh out and melt  1200 grams of Shea Butter Soap. Stir gently in between each round of melting. Keep melting until all soap is in a liquid state.  This will take some time.

Step 6:  Now, get the red soap and carefully remove the wax paper.  With one of the shorter edges facing you, lay the soap onto a cutting board.

red soap

Step 7:  Next, grab the loaf mold and mark it’s length using a knife.  Cut off excess soap and place it in a separate bowl.

making heart soap

Step 8:  Now, fold your red soap in half (long ways).  Using your fingers, gently curl the edges to meet.

how to make heart soap

Step 9:  Once you have a heart shape, slide one edge firmly into a disposable cup.  Repeat for the other side.  Now, pour some of the melted diamond clear soap down the center of the fold.  Don’t forget to move the soap so that the melted soap is able to reach under the cup portion too.  Then, set aside.

folding heart soap

Step 10:  Now that all of the white soap is in a liquid state, add 60 grams of fragrance Oil.  Mix well and set aside.  Next, get the loaf mold.  Remove the cups from the heart soap and gently place the heart upside down in the loaf mold.  Spritz generously with alcohol.

Step 11:  Using a spatula, carefully pour the white soap into the loaf.  Do not pour the soap onto the red heart directly.  Make sure to pour soap along the width edges to completely fill the inside opening of the heart.   Once the mold is filled, spritz with alcohol to reduce any bubbles.

homemade soap

Step 12:  Allow your soap to fully set up at room temperature, or to speed things up place your soap loaf in the refrigerator.  When the soap is completely set up, take it out of the mold and make sure you turn it back to right side up.  Set aside.

Step 13:   Now, take the bowl that has the scrap red soap.  Place it in the microwave, and remelt.  Next, pour the soap into the love hearts embed mold.  Allow this to fully set up, then pop them out.

heart soap embeds

Step 14:  Soap Frosting Steps:  Once the soap loaf is completely set up (which will take some time), weigh out 114 grams of Whipped Soap Base and 14 grams of vegetable glycerin.  Place both of these ingredients into a mixing bowl.  Set aside.

Step 15:  Now, weigh out 114 grams of Shea Butter soap.  Melt all of the soap down in the microwave, then pour it into the mixing bowl with the two other ingredients.

Step 16:  Using your hand held mixer, start to whip the ingredients together.  As you mix, watch for the ingredients to look like whipped frosting.  Stop mixing.

how to make soap frosting

Step 17:  Now working quickly, add 12 grams of fragrance oil and 2 drops Tomato Red Fun Soap Colorant to the mixing bowl.  Clean the sides of the bowl with a spatula. Then, start whipping the mixture. Make sure the mixture is well blended.  When the mixture begins to look like pink whipped frosting again, stop beating.

soap frosting

Step 18:  Using your spatula place the soap frosting evenly onto the loaf.  Now, place the love heart embeds into the soap frosting.  Allow this to set up.

embed heart soap

Your Bleeding Heart Soap Loaf is now ready to use.  Simply cut the loaf into bar size!  Now, depending on the size of the bars that you slice the loaf into; it will vary your total amount of bars made.  Enjoy!
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Jan
14

Shea Butter Recipes


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Shea butter cold process soap Great Shea Butter Recipes

Shea Butter has amazing benefits for your skin.  The addition of this ingredient in your products will give your merchandise often sought out advantages.  Rich in vitamins a and e, Shea butter is great for reviving and moisturizing skin, hair, and nails.  Plus, Shea butter is readily absorbed into the skin without leaving a greasy feel behind.  Shea butter also does not clog pores, and is gentle enough to use for skin irritations on babies.

Key Points of Shea Butter

Shea butter can help in the removal of age spots, scars, and stretch marks.  It also helps to invigorate collagen production from our bodies, keeping our skin looking healthy, radiant, and supple; therefore reducing sagging skin.

Shea butter is anti inflammatory.  This makes it a perfect ingredient for body products that help to alleviate pain associated with arthritis, sore and achy muscles, and wind/sun/minor heat burns.

Shea butter is a natural moisturizing agent.  This is a great ingredient to use for people that suffer from skin irritations such as psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis.  However, Shea butter is gentle enough to use on babies for diaper rashes.  Also, Shea butter is a superb additive to combat those rougher areas of your body; such as the heels, knees, and elbows.

For hair products, Shea butter is a winner.  Not only does Shea butter help thinning and damaged hair, but it will also promote growth of hair as well.  A perfect bonus to this butter is that it fights dandruff and can even be used as a natural hair conditioner.

Shea butter will also help cracked cuticles and promote healthy nail beds.

A great massage oil, Shea butter allows for penetrating, deep tissues massages and can be scented for aromatherapy reasons.

Here are some phenomenal Shea butter themed recipes for homemade bath and body products:

Rose Violet Bath MeltsBath Recipes
Berry Bewitching Bath Brew Recipe
Gourmet Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe
Lemon Lavender Bath Melts Recipe
Rose Petal Bath Melts Recipe
Rose Violet Bath Melts Recipe

black raspberry vanilla body butter recipeBody Balms/Butters
Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Recipe
Hydrating Hand Sticks Recipe
Sugar Cookie Whipped Body Butter Recipe
Rejuvenating Foot Balm Recipe
Winter Body Butter Recipe

Massage
Massage Candle Recipe

shea lotion with herbal infusionLotions
Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe
Solid Lotion Bar Recipe

Melt and Pour Soaps
7 Up Bundt Cake Soap Recipe
Zebra Print Soap Recipe

Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process Soap Cold Process Soaps
Peppermint Cold Process Foot Soap Recipe
Apricotie Hottie Soap Recipe
Beer Cold Process Soap Recipe
Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process Soap Recipe
Calendula Sunshine Cold Process Soap Recipe
Caramel Custard Cold Process Soap Recipe
Carrot Cold Process Soap Recipe
Cleopatra Heavy Cream Cold Process Soap Recipe
Cold Fashioned Lemonade Soap Recipe
Cold Process Shaving Soap Recipe
Gentle Avocado Cold Process Soap Recipe
Lavender Luxury Cold Process Soap Recipe
Mango Cold Process Soap Recipe
Pineapple Paprika Cold Process Soap Recipe
Royal Honey Bee Cold Process Soap Recipe
Shampoo Bar Cold Process Soap Recipe
Shea Butter Cold Process Soap Recipe
Hot Process Soap Recipe

Lip Balms/Glosses
Crazy for Coconuts Lip Balm Recipe
Natural Beet Root Lip Gloss Recipe
Strawberry Cheesecake Lip Balm Recipe

cotton candy emulsified sugar scrub Scrubs
Cotton Candy Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe
Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe
Fruity Rings Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe
Neapolitan Ice Cream Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe
Strawberry Milkshake Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe
Watermelon Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe