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Jun
05

Why Use Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making


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Using Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap MakingUsing Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making

Have you ever thought about using powdered yogurt or powdered milk in soap making? If you haven’t heard, you can use both milk and yogurt to create some fantastic soap recipes. So, you can use the nourishing properties found in milk and yogurt to care for your skin. These two soaping ingredients are perfect to include along with other luscious cosmetic ingredients available from Natures Garden. This will allow you to create handcrafted soap recipes that are even more conditioning and skin loving! If you are interested in trying out either milk or yogurt in your cold process soap recipe, then check out our soap making tutorial using powdered buttermilk and powdered yogurt.

Using Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Clean and Sanitize

Before you get started making this handmade soap recipe, you are going to want to clean and sanitize your soaping equipment. In addition, you will want to gather your soap making supplies. Also, you will need to collect and wash any other equipment that you are going to need to create this bath and body recipe. Further, you will want to give yourself enough space to work comfortably. Giving yourself a good work space will make the process easier and even more fun!

Using Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Prepare a Bottle of Vinegar

Also, you will need to prepare a bottle of vinegar before you start making this cold process soap recipe. This vinegar will be useful for cold process soap safety, as it can be used to deactivate the lye. Also, you can use the vinegar for cleaning your work station after making cold process soap. So, you will want to fill a bottle with vinegar and set it aside until it is needed later during the process.

Using Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Soap Making Information

If you have never made handmade soap from scratch before, then you will want to check out a soap making class that we have on cold process soap safety. First, you will definitely need to be familiar with soap making safety, which you can find in our Soap Making Safety Class. Also, you may want to Click Here For Basic CP Soap Making Class. We definitely recommend having some soap making experience before trying this type of recipe.  If you feel like you are ready to make a luscious soap making recipe, then you will want to continue reading this blog! 

Using Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Lye- Sodium Hydroxide
Apricot Kernel Oil
Castor Oil
Mango Butter
Palm Oil
Coconut Oil
Shea Butter
Sunflower Oil
6 Cavity Flower Silicone Soap Mold
Safety Gloves
Natures Garden Apron
Safety Mask
Thermometer
Safety Glasses
8 oz. Clear PET Bullet Bottles
Black Fine Mist Sprayers 24/410

Using Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Other Needed Ingredients

Distilled Water
Powdered Milk
Yogurt
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Rubber Spatula
Scale
Knife
Stick Blender
Vinegar
Measuring Spoons
Ice Cube Tray (We used the 24 hearts silicone mold)

Using Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Milk Soap Making Amounts

8 ounces of Distilled Water
1 ounce of the Powered Milk
53 grams of the Lye

26 grams of the Apricot Kernel Oil
49 grams of the Shea Butter
14 grams of the Castor Oil
63 grams of the Sunflower Oil
53 grams of the Mango Butter
57 grams of the Palm Oil
113 grams of the Coconut Oil

Using Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Yogurt Soap Making Amounts

8 ounces of the Distilled Water
1 ounce of the Powdered Yogurt
53 grams of the Lye

26 grams of the Apricot Kernel Oil
49 grams of the Shea Butter
14 grams of the Castor Oil
63 grams of the Sunflower Oil
53 grams of the Mango Butter
57 grams of the Palm Oil
113 grams of the Coconut Oil

Using Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Creating the Lye Solution for the Milk SoapUsing Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Creating Frozen Milk Soap

In order to begin making soap you are going to want to prepare the milk for your cp soap recipe. So, you will want to weigh out the powdered milk and the distilled water to create the milk solution. You will need to use eight ounces of the water and one ounce of the powdered milk. You will want to mix these ingredients together well to create the powdered milk solution.

Using Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Creating Frozen Yogurt Soap

Alternatively, you can create this soap making recipe using powdered yogurt instead of the powdered milk. Of course, the yogurt will provide your skin with all kinds of benefits. The powdered yogurt is just another great soap making ingredient that you can include. So, you are going to want to prepare the yogurt solution, which includes eight ounces of the water and one ounce of the powdered yogurt. You will create the homemade soap in the exact same way.

Using Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Freezing the Milk SolutionUsing Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Freezing the Milk or Yogurt Solution

Now that you have created either a milk solution or yogurt solution, you are going to need to fill up your mold. You can use an ice cube tray or even a small soap mold. We decided to use the 24 hearts silicone mold. After you have filled up your chosen mold for the buttermilk solution mixture, you will want to transfer your soap mold to the freezer. You will need to wait for your milk solution to completely freeze before moving on to the next step. So, make sure that you have solid, frozen pieces before moving onto the next step.

Using Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Preparing the Oils for Your Soap RecipeUsing Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Preparing the Oils for Your Soap Recipe

Now, you are going to want to weigh out all of your cosmetic oils.  You will want to add 26 grams of Apricot Kernel Oil, 49 grams of Shea Butter, 14 grams of Castor Oil, 63 grams of Sunflower Oil, 53 grams of Mango Butter, 57 grams of Palm Oil, and 113 grams of Coconut Oil. Then, you will want to completely melt your cosmetic ingredients. After melting these ingredients you will want to wait for your melted oils to room temperature.

Using Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Mixing Up the Lye Solution

Next, once the temperature of your oils has dropped to room temperature, you are ready to prepare your lye solution.  For this cp soap recipe, we will want to soap at the lowest temperature possible. So, we will prepare our lye solution and soap right away to keep the temperature as low as possible. Soaping at a low temperature will prevent the milk from overheating and creating an unpleasant smell.

Using Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Mixing Your Frozen Milk and Lye Together

Once your buttermilk or yogurt has completely frozen, you can remove it from the mold. Now, you will want to measure out 144 grams of your frozen yogurt or buttermilk. Also, you will need to weigh out 53 grams of the lye in a separate bowl. You are going to want to mix up your lye solution in a well ventilated area. Of course, you will want to make sure that you wear a face mask and protective clothing. Now, you are able to add the measured amount of lye to the frozen milk. Make sure that you stir your mixture as you are adding the lye. 

Using Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Creating the Lye SolutionUsing Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Continue Creating the Lye Solution

As you continue to mix the lye the frozen buttermilk or yogurt, you will notice that it will begin to melt. Since this mixture will include milk, we don’t want the temperature to reach levels that will create a sour smell. This is why we needed to freeze the milk prior to creating your lye solution. So, you will notice that your lye solution does not reach a temperature that is too high. This will allow you to add powdered yogurts or milks to your soap while maintaining the integrity and quality of each bar.

Using Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Combining the Lye Solution and Cosmetic OilsUsing Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Combining the Lye Solution and Cosmetic Oils

Now, combine your soaping oils and lye solution. After combining these two mixtures of soap making ingredients, you will need to blend all of these soaping ingredients together. You will want to use a stick blender to do this. Once you hit trace for your soap batter, you are ready to move on to the next step of the soap making process. This means that you are ready to pour your soap into the mold.

Using Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Filling Up the Soap MoldUsing Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Filling Up the Soap Mold

Now that all of your soap making ingredients are mixed together, you are ready to fill the soap mold! Once you have used all of your soap batter to fill up your soap mold, you will want to place the soap in the freezer for about 24 hours.  This way the temperature of the soap batter will remain low.  Finally, remove the soap from the soap mold. Then, you are going to want to wait for your soaps to cure before using your finished bars of soap.

Using Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Using Your Finished Yogurt Soap and Milk Soap

Once your cold process soaps have completely cured you will be ready to use your skin loving cp soap recipe! So, after a four to six weeks, you can use your skin nourishing soap bars. Also, the beneficial properties of the yogurt and milk in this cold process soap recipe will add to the benefits of your soap bars. So, you can use these cosmetic ingredients in your lovely soap to nourish and care for your skin. We hope that you enjoy the nourishing properties of milk and yogurt in this luscious soap recipe for your skin!

Using Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Benefits of Using Milk in Soap

If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of adding milk and milk based products to your body, then you will definitely want to check out Top 5 Skin Benefits of Raw Milk & Beauty Tips from Bellatory. First, milk can be used as a natural cleanser for your skin, as it can be used to clean out clogged pores. This is perfect for helping to prevent future breakouts. Also, this potential soaping ingredient has fantastic moisturizer and exfoliation properties. Further, adding milk or yogurt can provide you with even more wonderful benefits for cold process soap as well as your skin! If you want to learn a bit more about all the benefits these products can have for your body, then you can learn more about this possible soaping ingredient in this beauty article.

Using Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Reach Out to UsUsing Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you have enjoyed all of the benefits of adding milk and yogurt to your homemade cold process soap! If you have any questions about these cosmetic ingredients, then feel free to reach out to us. You can find us on our HUG Line, in the store, and online. An easy way to find us online is to reach out to us on social media. You can find us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to find us on both Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these social platforms to reach out to us or ask us questions, but you can share your own experience with adding milk or yogurt to your cold process soap. So, we hope that you enjoyed the benefits of this soaping ingredient and that we hear from you soon!

May
31

Zebra CP Soap Recipe


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Zebra CP Soap RecipeZebra CP Soap Recipe

Our Zebra CP Soap Recipe is a fantastic cold process soap recipe that you will be sure to love! This gorgeous zebra glam soap is perfect for creating decorative soap. Not only does this homemade soap recipe have a fantastic pattern, but this cp soap recipe uses fantastic soap making supplies from Natures Garden. Further, these wholesale soap ingredients are perfect for creating quality, skin-loving homemade soap. So, you can check out the blog below to learn how to make a fun zebra soap that will care for your skin!

Zebra CP Soap Recipe: Soap Supplies Available From Natures Garden

Lye
Argan Oil
Avocado Oil
Coconut Oil 76
Sunflower Oil
Shea Butter
Mango Butter
Cocoa Butter Deodorized
NG Loving Spell Fragrance Oil
Sodium Lactate
Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Vegetable Glycerin
Thermometer
Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
Titanium Dioxide
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
Natures Garden Apron
Safety GLOVES for Soap Making
Cutter for Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety MASK for Soap Making
Large Rectangle Tray – Mold Market Molds

Zebra CP Soap Recipe: Other Supplies and Equipment

Scale
Distilled Water
Mixing Bowls
Spatula
Stick Blender
8 ounce Squeeze Bottles (2)
Measuring Spoons

Zebra CP Soap Recipe: Supplies and Amounts

323 grams of Distilled Water
116 grams of Lye- Sodium Hydroxide

8 grams of Sodium Lactate (added to cooled lye solution)
85 grams of Argan Oil

85 grams of Avocado Oil
170 grams of Coconut Oil 76
127 grams of Sunflower Oil
170 grams  of Shea Butter
127 grams of Mango Butter
85 grams of Cocoa Butter
64 grams of NG Loving Spell Fragrance Oil

Zebra CP Soap Recipe: Amounts for Black Colorant

5 grams of Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
1 teaspoon of Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
3 grams of Vegetable Glycerin

Zebra CP Soap Recipe: Amounts for White Colorant

12 grams of Titanium Dioxide
1 teaspoon of Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
(Mixed with a small amount of soaping oils)

Zebra CP Soap Recipe: Prepare and Clean Up

Before you start to make this homemade soap recipe, you will want to make a few preparations. First, you will gather and wash any equipment that you need for this bath and body recipe. Also, you will want to gather your soap making ingredients for this free craft recipe. Next, you are going to want to clean up a space for you to use as a work area. Make sure you have enough area for you to work, so you will have a good work space. This will make the process easier and more fun!

Zebra CP Soap Recipe: Prepare a Bottle of Vinegar

You will need to prepare a bottle of vinegar before creating this homemade soap recipe. This bottle of vinegar will be useful for cold process soap safety, as the vinegar will be used to deactivate lye that may come into contact with your skin. Also, you can use this vinegar to clean up your work station after working on soap to make sure that there isn’t any active lye left behind. So, you will want to fill a bottle with vinegar and set it nearby until it is needed.

Zebra CP Soap Recipe: Beginning Soap Making

If you have never made cp soap before, then you may want to look at some of our soap making classes on this soaping process. First, you will need to make sure that you are familiar with soap making safety. Of course, you can find out soap safety in our Soap Making Safety Class. Further, you can Click Here For Basic CP Soap Making Class. If you feel ready to make this bath and body recipe, then you will definitely want to continue reading this soap making blog!

Zebra CP Soap Recipe: Create Your Lye SolutionZebra CP Soap Recipe: Create Your Lye Solution

The first step you will need to take for this soap recipe is creating the lye solution for your soap. As always, you will want to prepare this soap recipe in a well ventilated room. Also, you will need to wear a face mask and protective clothing during this process. You will want to measure out 323 grams of water in one container. Also, you will want to add 116 grams of lye to a new container. Now, you will need to slowly add the lye to the water. You will need to add the lye to your water. Also, be sure to stir as you create this mixtureThen, you will need to wait for your solution to cool to room temperature. Once the lye solution has cooled, add the sodium lactate.

Zebra CP Soap Recipe: Preparing the Cosmetic OilsZebra CP Soap Recipe: Preparing the Cosmetic Oils

While you are waiting for the lye solution to cool, you can prepare your cosmetic oils. You will want to add these soap making ingredients to a microwave safe bowl. So, you will want to add 85 grams of Argan Oil, 85 grams of Avocado Oil, 170 grams of Coconut Oil 76, 127 grams of Sunflower Oil, 170 grams of Shea Butter, 127 grams of Mango Butter, and 85 grams of Cocoa Butter. After each of these cosmetic oils are measured you will want to melt your oils. After these soap making oils are completely melted, allow them to come to room temperature.

Zebra CP Soap Recipe: Creating the ColorantsZebra CP Soap Recipe: Creating the Colorants

Before your lye solution cools enough to combine with the soap making oils, you can make some preparations for the soap colorants. You will need to create both a white colorant and a black colorant for your soap making.

Zebra CP Soap Recipe: Creating the White Colorant

In one bowl, you will want to add all of the soap making ingredients for the white soap colorant. You will want to add 12 grams of the Titanium Dioxide and 1 teaspoon of the Diamond Dust Mica Pigment. Then, you will want to mix these ingredients with a small amount of the soap making oils. You will need to be sure to mix these soaping ingredients thoroughly with the other bath and body ingredients.

Zebra CP Soap Recipe: Creating the Black Colorant

In another bowl, you will want to create the black soap colorant. This bowl will contain 5 grams of the Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant. Also, you will want to add 1 teaspoon of the Diamond Dust Mica Pigment and 3 grams of the vegetable glycerin. You will want to be sure that you mix these cosmetic ingredients together well.

Zebra CP Soap Recipe: Combining Your Cosmetic IngredientsZebra CP Soap Recipe: Combining Your Cosmetic Ingredients

Now that your lye solution has cooled to room temperature, you are ready to combine all of your soap making ingredients. At this point, you will want to add 8 grams of the sodium lactate to your cooled lye solution. You will want to mix everything together thoroughly. Next, you will be able to add this mixture to your melted soap making oils. You will want to use a stick blender to fully incorporate all of these cosmetic ingredients.

Zebra CP Soap Recipe: Adding the Fragrance OilZebra CP Soap Recipe: Adding the Fragrance Oil

Now you are able to add the soap scent to your soap batter mixture. So, you will want to add 64 grams of the NG Loving Spell Fragrance Oil to your soap batter. You will love the absolutely tantalizing aroma of this lovely soap scent! This scented oil is composed of a sweet bouquet of mandarin orange, bergamot, and tangerine notes. These fragrance oil notes are enhanced by hints of fresh peaches, strawberries, and raspberries. This aroma rests on an undertone of white musk notes. So, this is a refreshing scented oil that you can add to your cold process soap! You will want to make sure that the fragrance is fully incorporated.

Zebra CP Soap Recipe: Adding the ColorantsZebra CP Soap Recipe: Adding the Colorants

Once your soap batter has been fully mixed and scented, you are ready to add the colorant to your soap recipe. So, you will want to retrieve a new, clean mixing bowl. You will want to separate the soap batter into two even portions of the soap. In one of the two portions, you will add the black colorant. In the other soap batter portion, you will add the white soap colorant. You will want to be sure to use the stick blender to incorporate the colorants fully into the soap batter.

Zebra CP Soap Recipe: Filling the Squeeze BottlesZebra CP Soap Recipe: Filling the Squeeze Bottles

Next, you are going to want to add the soap mixture to your squeeze bottles. So, you will want to retrieve the black soap batter and pour this soap into one of your squeeze bottles. Then, you are going to want to use the white soap batter to fill the second squeeze bottle. Once both of these bottles are filled, you will want to add the lids and get ready to use your squeeze bottles.

Zebra CP Soap Recipe: Adding the Zebra StripesZebra CP Soap Recipe: Adding the Zebra Stripes

Now you are going to need to grab the Large Rectangle Tray Mold. You will be adding the black soap to your soap mold. This soap will be added in a way to create lines that look just like the stripes on a zebra. For each of the rectangles in the divided soap mold, you will need to create a gorgeous zebra print pattern

Zebra CP Soap Recipe: Filling in the White SoapZebra CP Soap Recipe: Filling in the White Soap

Once you have the black stripes in your wholesale soap mold, you will want to fill in the white soap. You will want to add use the other squeeze bottle to add the white soap to the empty spaces. After you have filled the first layer of soap in the mold, you will want to move on to the next step in the process.

Zebra CP Soap Recipe: Filling Up the Soap MoldZebra CP Soap Recipe: Filling Up the Soap Mold

Now, you are going to use the rest of your two soap colors to fill up your whole mold. You will want to layer the same colors on top of each other. Also, you will need to alternate between white and black to create each layer of soap. Also, you can refill the squeeze bottles as you need to with the remaining soap in the bowls. Once your mold is completely filled with the soap, then you can move on with the process.

Zebra CP Soap Recipe: Finishing Your Homemade SoapZebra CP Soap Recipe: Finishing Your Homemade Soap

Finally, your soap making recipe is nearly finished and ready to use! Before you can remove the soap from the mold, you will need to wait about 24 to 48 hours. Once your soap is set up enough you can remove it from the mold and cut your soap. You will be able to cut up eight bars of soap for individual use. Then, you will just need to wait for your cold process soap to cure. This curing process will take about four to six weeks for the lye to completely react with the soaping oils. After, you will be able to use your finished soap!

Zebra CP Soap Recipe: Baby Zebra Born

Not only is the zebra print pattern fun for soap making, but real life zebras are beautiful, too. Of course, baby zebras are just the cutest little things! If you would like to learn more about a more recently born baby zebra, then you should definitely take a look at the It’s A Girl! LA Zoo Celebrates Endangered Zebra Birth article from Patch. This precious little one was the first zebra born at this zoo in thirty years. Plus, this little zebra is just too cute not to take a peek at!

Zebra CP Soap Recipe: Ask Us QuestionsZebra CP Soap Recipe: Ask Us Questions

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

Jul
03

Common Cold Process Soap Questions


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Common Cold Process Soap QuestionsCommon Cold Process Soap Questions

We at Natures Garden love to supply our customers with the best soap making ingredients and soap equipment that they need to succeed. But, you can’t utilize these tools if you don’t know how to. So, we want to answer some of the most common cold process soap questions that we get. This way we can help make your soap making experience as fun and exciting as possible!

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: What is the Shelf Life of Lye?Common Cold Process Soap Questions: What is the Shelf Life of Lye?

The shelf life of lye, sodium hydroxide, when properly stored is one year. After a year it is possible for your lye to work, but you should do a small batch to test whether the lye is still good. If it is actually expired, then it may not come to trace quickly or could separate after it is poured or set up. So, you will be able to notice an obvious difference if you make a small testing batch,

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: How Do I Make My Cold Process Soap Last Longer?

There are a few things that you can change to make your homemade soap last even longer. First, you can use additives, like sodium lactate or stearic acid, to harden the bar. Also, harder oils, like palm oil, can be helpful. Lastly, increasing the cure time, as water evaporates out, and decreasing the time in the shower will create a harder bar.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Is It Possible to Use Baby Oil as One of the Oils in a Soap Recipe?

No, you shouldn’t use baby mineral oil in your soap recipe for two reasons. First, it has already been scented. Second, the mineral oils won’t saponify.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: How Do Your Make Cold Process Soap?Common Cold Process Soap Questions: How Do Your Make Cold Process Soap?

If you ever wondered how to make soap from scratch, then this is the answer. Before you begin you will either need to formulate a recipe or choose a recipe already formulated, we suggest using our Beginners Cold Process Soap Recipe if this is your first time. We also recommend reading through our cold process soap making classes, especially the soap making safety class. While there is a little more detail and safety practices to follow, this is the most basic method for soaping. First, you create a lye solution by slowly adding lye to water. In a separate bowl, you will have your weighed and melted oils and butters. You will combine these ingredients at a similar temperature and mix until your batter trace, which is a thicker consistency.  The soap is then poured into a soap mold. Once it has setup, it is removed from the mold and allowed to cure.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Why Are My Citrus Scents So Light in my Cold Process Soap?

Citrus scent oils often have a low flash point, so they are more likely to burn off the fragrance during the saponification process. During this process, the soap will reach very hot temperatures, which are able to burn off certain scents. It is common for citrus scents to be affected by this issue. How can I prevent this? First, make sure that the maximum amount for fragrance has been added. Also, you can anchor the scented oil by using a scent with a that is heavier, like vanilla. Alternatively, some soapers use kaolin clay to enhance the scent, but it can make your soap too slick.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Are Fragrance Oils or Essential Oils Better for Cold Process Soap?

You can use both essential oils and fragrance oils to scent cp soap. However, fragrances tend to hold better and the scent lasts longer. This is because fragrance oils have top, middle, and base notes that will hold up better together. On the other side, some single note oils whether they be essential oils or fragrance oils, are more likely to burn off. So, you will want to test each oil in cold process soap.

 

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Can Cold Process Soaps Be Molded into Different Shapes?Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Can Cold Process Soaps Be Molded into Different Shapes?

Of course! There are many different styles of molds that you can use for soap making. Just don’t forget that this type of soap gets very hot. So, you need to make sure that you either use a silicone soap mold or a very thick plastic mold, like some of our Mold Market Soap Molds. However, plastic embed molds are not thick enough to hold your soap without melting and making a big mess. If you are unsure about a certain mold, it might be best to just save that shape for melt and pour soaps.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: When Can I Cut Cold Process Soap?

Before you can cut your finished soap loaf, you need to wait for a bit. While the exact time varies for each batch depending on size and ingredients, we suggest waiting for 24-48 hours before removing and cutting your nearly finished soaps. However, you can use a gloved hand to check the soap to determine whether the soap is too soft. On the other hand, you don’t want to wait too long or the soap may dry too much and crumble as you cut.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: How Long Does Soap have to Cure?

The exact amount of time your soaps take depends on your recipe that the amount of lye in it. However, most batches take about 2-6 weeks for the soaps to fully cure and be safe to use.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Cold Process Soap Making Recipes?Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Cold Process Soap Making Recipes?

Yes, we have all kinds of cold process soap recipes under the Cold Process Soap Recipes parts of the in the Free Recipes and Classes section of the NG site. There are so many options that it can be difficult to choose!

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: What Kind of Conditions Does CP Soap Need to Cure After it is Removed From Mold?

After your soap has been removed from the mold and sliced into bars, you will need to allow them to cure for a while. First, you will want to make sure that they are in a cool, dry environment. Also, you want to make sure that the bars a few inches apart. This will expose more of the bar to the air, which allows them to dry and set up properly.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: What Will Make Cold Process Soaps Freeze or Set Up too Soon?

The oils that you use will come into play. Too much of some harder oils and butters can cause the soap to set up faster than others.  Additives can also cause your batter to accelerate.  However, often, this is an issue caused by the fragrance oil. Each fragrance performs differently in cp soap and the ones that cause too much acceleration can lead to seizing, or a sudden setting up, in the soap batter before it has made it to the mold. Further, there are some fragrance oils that will actually slow down the process and give you time to really work on a recipe.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Do You Have Any Tips for Working with Problem Fragrance Oils in Cold Process Soap?Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Do You Have Any Tips for Working with Problem Fragrance Oils in Cold Process Soap?

It’s always a bummer when a scent you enjoy is a “problem fragrance oil”, but there are some things that will allow you to work with this fragrance oil anyway. First, we have the issue of acceleration. While we can’t fix the fragrance, we can cool our oils and lye water to room temperature before we start the saponification process. The cooler temperature takes longer to get to trace, which will help balance the acceleration from the fragrance oil. Also, you can formulate a soap recipe with oils that will slow trace, like sunflower oil. Although these two tricks can be used to slow an accelerated trace, it can’t stop a soap from seizing.

Second, we have the issue of separation. Sometimes a fragrance that separates from the mixture can be stick blended back in with enough effort. Also, it is possible for the scent to reabsorb during the curing process. You just need to keep an eye on these to determine whether the fragrance is worth using in cp soaps. Third, we have the issue of ricing, which is when little chunks form in your batch. While this can’t be prevented, it can be stick blended until the ricing is smoothed out. However, this only works in some cases.

Finally, some fragrance oils can cause your soap to discolor. Some scents can’t be prevented, but there are some cases when a soap additives can do the trick. If the description of your scent says it contains vanillin, it will discolor your soap to a shade of brown. However, you can use Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help lessen any discoloration due to vanillin. Other kinds of discoloration will just have to be included into the soap design.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: What is the Best Way to Clean Up Cold Process Soap?Common Cold Process Soap Questions: What is the Best Way to Clean Up Cold Process Soap?

After you pour your batch into the soap mold, you may realize that you have a mess on your hands. Whether you spilled a few drops, made a complete mess, or only have the bowls to wash out, you are going to need to know how to safely clean up your lye mixtures. Before you get started, it is extremely important to have something on hand to neutralize the soap batter. So, you will need vinegar, which we prefer to have in a spray bottle to make it easy to apply in case of skin contact. After all the batter on the counter and soap equipment has been neutralized, you can begin cleaning with soapy water, we use dawn dish soap, to clean everything up again.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Is it Okay to Use My Soaping Bowls and Utensils for Cooking After Using it for CP Soapmaking If I Prewash It and Then Run It Through the Dishwasher?

No, it is very unsafe to use your soap making equipment in the kitchen. After you’ve used a bowl, mold, or other utensil for soaping you should never use it for anything other than soapmaking. Lye is very reactive and has the potential to do some serious harm after ingestion. So, it is a horrible idea to put this soaping equipment in contact with food or cooking utensils.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: What Would Cause a Batch of Soap to Erupt While in the Soap Mold?Common Cold Process Soap Questions: What Would Cause a Batch of Soap to Erupt While in the Soap Mold?

Natural sugars in soaping ingredients can lead to an eruption, as  the soap gets hotter than it typically does. CP soap can erupt due to improperly  adding things like beer, wine, or milk. First, freezing these ingredients before adding them is helpful. If you are using beer, then make sure that you release all of the carbonation before including it in soap. Also, you will want to boil wine before adding it to your soap.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Can I Use Cup Measurements for Soap Making?

For soap making, we would recommend using weighted measurements . Using a scale is much more accurate and will ensure that you have a quality batch of soap. Otherwise, you may accidentally do something to mess up your soaps. For example, you could add to little oils and create a lye heavy batch.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Can You Make Good Quality Soap Using the Cold Process Soap Method Without Palm Oil?Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Can You Make Good Quality Soap Using the Cold Process Soap Method Without Palm Oil?

Absolutely. One of the best parts about making cp soap is that you can include whatever oils and butters you want. You can use SoapCalc to combine your favorite soaping ingredients in a perfect batch of soap! If you would rather follow a recipe that we have formulated, Natures Garden has a few recipes under Free Recipes and Classes that are made without palm oil. For example, there is  our Calendula Sunshine Cold Process Soap Recipe and our Argan Soap Recipe.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Reach Out to UsCommon Cold Process Soap Questions: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you learned something useful for making cold process soap in this blog. If you have any further questions, you can reach out to us in the store, on the phone, or online. If you want to reach out to us online, then try out social media. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents), and Instagram (@ngscents). Have fun soapmaking!

May
21

Berry Fragrance Oils


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Berry Fragrance OilsBerry Fragrance Oils

We at Natures Garden have some delectable Berry Fragrance Oils that you will definitely want to try! Of course, scenting your products is important. When you are choosing your candle or soap-making supplies you need to make sure that your fragrance is going to work in your recipe and smell retain its fantastic scent. Whether you are making soap, crafting candles, or making other homemade products, these are some great fragrance oils to choose from.

Berry Fragrance Oils: Acai Berry Fragrance OilBerry Fragrance Oils: Acai Berry Fragrance Oil

First, we have the delicious scent of our Acai Berry Fragrance Oil. This fruit is best known for in health for its high level of antioxidants and has a unique tropical berry taste. Luckily, our perfumist was able to recreate this exotic scent so we can include it in fragrance oils! The scent of this fragrance is top notes of acai berries, middle notes of cherry, plum, violet petals, and woodsy base notes. Together, these scents create quite a magnificent aroma!

Berry Fragrance Oils: Acai Berry Fragrance Oil RecipeBerry Fragrance Oils: Acai Berry Fragrance Oil Recipe

Since this fruit is beloved in the health world, we decided to make a sugar scrub inspired by a smoothie! The Acai Berry Smoothie Sugar Scrub Recipe uses herbs to make it seem like these berries were freshly blended into a scrumptious smoothie full of delectable fruits. You are sure to love the scent and the scrub!

Berry Fragrance Oils: Black Cherry Fragrance OilBerry Fragrance Oils: Black Cherry Fragrance Oil

If you like cherries, then you are going to love this next scented oil. We have a scent that smells just like its name implies, as the Black Cherry Fragrance Oil has an extremely strong aroma of ripened sweet black cherries. Not only is this scent oil fantastic to smell, but it is perfect for soapmaking and is a wonderful candle making fragrance oil. Further, this fragrance oil can be used in many other cosmetic recipes.

Hair Conditioner Recipe For Dark HairBerry Fragrance Oils: Black Cherry Fragrance Oil Recipe

One great way to use this scent is the Hair Conditioner Recipe For Dark Hair. This homemade hair care recipe is a simple way to create diy conditioner without needing to buy hair conditioner base.

Berry Fragrance Oils: Black Raspberry & Vanilla Fragrance OilBerry Fragrance Oils: Black Raspberry & Vanilla Fragrance Oil

Also, you can try out the scrumptious aroma of our Black Raspberry & Vanilla Fragrance Oil. This oil scent is an enticing blend of blackberries and raspberries on top and middle notes of white floral greenery. Then the scent culminates with bottom notes of musk and vanilla. This fragrance oil has such a fantastic aroma that you will want to include it in with your soap making supplies permanently!

black raspberry vanilla body butter recipeBerry Fragrance Oils: Black Raspberry & Vanilla Fragrance Oil Recipe

Our next recipe uses luscious ingredients, like shea butter and cocoa butter, to create a fantastic lotion. Not only does the Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Recipe include amazing skin care ingredients, but it uses the scrumptious scent of this fragrance oil.

Berry Fragrance Oils: Blackberry Bling Bling Fragrance OilBerry Fragrance Oils: Blackberry Bling Bling Fragrance Oil

Also, you can use the delicious scent of our Blackberry Bling Bling Fragrance Oil in your homemade soaps and candles. The aroma of this fragrance is of juicy blackberries and bright citrus and juicy fruits that is perfectly blended with fresh herbs and greenery to create this spicy and sparkling combination. This NG original scent is definitely not one you would want to miss out on!

Berry Fragrance Oils: Blackberry Bling Bling Fragrance OilBerry Fragrance Oils: Blackberry Bling Bling Fragrance Oil Recipe

You can use this scented oil to create a super cute fizzy bath bomb recipe. Our Blackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bar Recipe uses one of the best blackberry cosmetic fragrance oils along with skin-loving oils to create a great bath and body product. Plus, this recipe includes mica and uses an ice cream scoop to make these bath fizzies look as cute as possible!

Berry Fragrance Oils: Blueberry Cheesecake Fragrance OilBerry Fragrance Oils: Blueberry Cheesecake Fragrance Oil

Another great fragrance oil is the Blueberry Cheesecake Fragrance Oil. This scent has an aroma of sweet, yummy decadence! This fragrance starts with Tahitian vanilla, rich creamy butter and ripe blueberries that sits atop a crumbly graham cracker crust. Careful, this is one of the dessert fragrance oils that is sure to make you hungry for the real thing!

Berry Fragrance Oils: Blueberry Cheesecake Fragrance Oil Recipe Berry Fragrance Oils: Blueberry Cheesecake Fragrance Oil Recipe

This yummy fragrance was used in the Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process Soap Recipe. If you want to learn how to make a soap with an in the pot swirl. Then, this may be a good recipe to try. We used two colors and swirled them together in a bowl before pouring them into a silicone soap mold. You can find the step by step instructions on the website page for this recipe!

Berry Fragrance Oils: Strawberry Kiwi Fragrance OilBerry Fragrance Oils: Strawberry Kiwi Fragrance Oil

Plus, you have another terrific fragrance that you can use include with your candle-making or soap-making supplies is the Strawberry Kiwi Fragrance Oil. This scent has a wonderfully balanced blend of fresh strawberries that is rounded out with just the right amount of tart kiwi. Perfect scent for on its own or used to mix with other delicious fragrance oil!

Berry Fragrance Oils: Blueberry Fragrance OilBerry Fragrance Oils: Blueberry Fragrance Oil

Another great berry scent is our Blueberry Fragrance Oil. While this fragrance has a simple, fresh blueberry scent, it is still a wonderful berry aroma. This single note of freshly ripened blueberries is great for mixing your own fragrance blends. Also, this is perfect for customers who desire a straight blueberry scent. So, there is an option to keep it simple or get creative to create a unique fragrance blend. 

Berry Fragrance Oils: Blueberry Fragrance Oil RecipeBerry Fragrance Oils: Blueberry Fragrance Oil Recipe

We used this delicious blueberry fragrance in our Blueberry Bath Bomb Recipe. Not only did we use a fantastic fragrance oil, but we had other great bath bomb supplies, like skin loving oils and herbs. Also, you could make this recipe even easier by making your entire bath bomb a blue color, like a giant blueberry!

Berry Fragrance Oils: Bumbleberry Fragrance OilBerry Fragrance Oils: Bumbleberry Fragrance Oil

Plus, you can try out the scrumptious scent of our Bumbleberry Fragrance Oil. This fragrance is an explosion of wild blackberries and strawberries, combined with just the right amount of earthy woods. Natures Garden’s bumbleberry fragrance oil begins with top notes of blackberry, apricot, and strawberry that is followed by middle notes of sweet pear, lavender, and jasmine. This is all sitting on base notes of earthy woods.

Berry Fragrance Oils: Chocolate Covered Strawberries Fragrance OilBerry Fragrance Oils: Chocolate Covered Strawberries Fragrance Oil

Also, you can use the Chocolate Covered Strawberries Fragrance Oil to create some delicious homemade products. This scent has hints of orange liquor that accent the fresh fruity tones of this luscious confection. The aroma of ripe red strawberry is surrounded by creamy milk chocolate notes to create a decadent treat. Then, the scent culminates with sweet vanilla creme and rich maple combine at the base.

Berry Fragrance Oils: Chocolate Covered Strawberries Fragrance Oil RecipeBerry Fragrance Oils: Chocolate Covered Strawberries Fragrance Oil Recipe

If you want to learn how to make soap, then you may want to start out with a melt and pour recipe. Our Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe uses soap making ingredients, like a tasty fragrance, melt and pour soap base, cosmetic clays, and one of our silicone molds, to create a nicely swirled soap.

Berry Fragrance Oils: Citrus Strawberry Fragrance OilBerry Fragrance Oils: Citrus Strawberry Fragrance Oil

Further, you can use the delectable scent of our Citrus Strawberry Fragrance Oil in your homemade recipes. This fragrance is an amazingly creative strawberry citrus fragrance blend. The scented oil includes top notes of mandarin, strawberry, and lime, which is followed by middle notes of raspberry, sweet sugar caramel, and lily of the valley. Finally, this is well-rounded with a nice woodsy, musk muguet.

Berry Fragrance Oils: Fresh Raspberry Fragrance OilBerry Fragrance Oils: Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil

Our Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil is another great berry scent that you can use in candle or homemade soap recipes. The scented oil has a nice, strong, true fresh raspberry aroma. Plus, this scent did not have the oily green top notes we were trying to have our perfume maker avoid. This is an extraordinarily fresh raspberry fragrance that we are extremely excited to share with you!

 

Berry Fragrance Oils: Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil RecipeBerry Fragrance Oils: Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil Recipe

Next, check out one of our cold process soap recipes to learn how to make your own soap from scratch. Our Raspberry CP Soap Recipe is a fun recipe that both looks and smells delicious. Plus, it is a simple CP soap recipe that creates gorgeous swirls in your finished bars.

Berry Fragrance Oils: Mulberry Fragrance OilBerry Fragrance Oils: Mulberry Fragrance Oil

Also, you can use the Mulberry Fragrance Oil in you homemade candles and soaps. This scented oil takes a classic mulberry aroma and enhances it by adding the scents of cinnamon sticks, wild berries and bitter orange peels. Of course, this scent is one of our best selling fragrances. Such a magnificent transformation! 

Berry Fragrance Oils: Mulberry Fragrance Oil RecipeBerry Fragrance Oils: Mulberry Fragrance Oil Recipe

You can use this lovely scented oil in a simple and cute air freshener recipe. The Mulberry Love Air Freshener Recipe uses this scent, aroma beads, candle dye, and just a few other common household objects to create some cute air fresheners that work wonderfully.

Berry Fragrance Oils: Raspberry Lemonade Fragrance OilBerry Fragrance Oils: Raspberry Lemonade Fragrance Oil

Further, you can use the yummy aroma of our Raspberry Lemonade Fragrance Oil. This fragrance is a mouth-watering combination of ice-cold lemonade and sweet, juicy raspberries. But, this has a unique twist of natural lavender and white musk. Such a wonderful scent for both soap and candle making! So, you will love how we used this scented oil.

Berry Fragrance Oils: Raspberry Lemonade Fragrance Oil RecipeBerry Fragrance Oils: Raspberry Lemonade Fragrance Oil Recipe

We used this deliciously unique scent in our Pink Lemonade Scrub Recipe. This sweet and sour sugar scrub is perfect for exfoliating and moisturizing your entire body. We used some yellow and pink soap pigments to create a scrub that was perfect for our fragrance.

Berry Fragrance Oils: Strawberry Cheesecake Fragrance OilBerry Fragrance Oils: Strawberry Cheesecake Fragrance Oil

Another great oil scent combines juicy berries and sweet dessert to create an amazing fragrance. Our Strawberry Cheesecake Fragrance Oil is a perfect aroma of creamy cheesecake with nice thick strawberry sauce glazed over top. Once you know how to make dessert soaps or candles, this would be a perfect fragrance to try out in these recipes!

Berry Fragrance Oils: Blackberry Jam Fragrance OilBerry Fragrance Oils: Blackberry Jam Fragrance Oil

Lastly, we have a scrumptious jam scent that is smooth and sweet. The Blackberry Jam Fragrance Oil is a well-rounded blend of ripe and tart blackberries with base notes of vanilla and fresh greenery. Great for making soaps and candles that look like dessert, like candle pies! Plus, this tasty fragrance is one of our best selling fragrance oils!

Berry Fragrance Oils: Blackberry Jam Fragrance Oil RecipeBerry Fragrance Oils: Blackberry Jam Fragrance Oil Recipe

There is a lot that you can do with some fun soap molds! We used a cupcake base mold and our Blackberry Cupcake Soaps Recipe to create some adorable cupcake soaps. All we really needed after that was some whipped soap base for the frosting and they were perfect! So, definitely use this fragrance to create some of your very own blackberry soap.

Berry Fragrance Oils: Pick Your Own

After all these delicious berry scents, I’m in the mood for some fresh berries of my own. So, I decided to look for a way to go out and try berry picking! There is a website called Pick Your Own where you can pick your location almost anywhere in the World and it will tell you what places are around to pick! We have found so many fun options in Ohio and there’s a good chance you’ll find somewhere great, too! I just can’t wait to pick some berries and I hope that you find something good, too!

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap RecipeBerry Fragrance Oils: Reach Out to Us

After all those delicious berry scented oils and fun recipes, we sure you’re ready to go make something fun. If you run into any problems or have any questions, then please reach out to us. We are available at the store, on the phone, and on social media. If you want to reach out on social media, then you can use Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents), or Instagram (@ngscents). Good luck and have fun!

Jun
22

Lemon Squares Soap Recipe


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Lemon Squares Soap Recipe

If you are looking for cute melt and pour soap ideas, then you have come to the right place! These little soaps are super cute and look just like some real lemon desserts! Also, anyone looking for easy melt and pour soap recipes are in luck, too! This melt and pour soap recipe creates 24 individual soap squares, is easy, creative, and super cute! Further, they are very easy to use and perfect for making cute guest soaps. Since this soap making recipe uses the brownie bites mold, the soaps are small enough to work for individual use. Whether you use them as decorative soaps, set them out for guests, or take one with your to the shower, these soaps are a perfect convenient size!

Not only are these soaps cute and convenient to use, but they are nearly a perfect match for the real lemon squares dessert that inspired this soap! We all know that lemon squares are delicious, so, it makes sense that our Lemon Squares Soap Recipe would smell and look pretty tasty, as well! This recipe uses a Natures Garden original scent, Lemon Squares Fragrance Oil, to provide a true, mouth-watering scent. Also, this soap recipe uses the silicone brownie bites molds and powdered sugar to mimic the dessert perfectly! Plus, this recipe uses melt and pour soap, which means that this recipe should be fairly easy to do yourself. So, use our recipe to create some perfect lemon squares soaps!

Lemon Squares Soap Recipe Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipe
Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Lemon Squares Fragrance Oil
FUN Soap Colorant Neon Yellow
8 oz.  Clear Bullet Bottle

FUN Soap Colorant Yelp Yellow
Brownie Bites Silicone Molds
FUN Soap Colorant Yellow Oxide
24/410 White Fine Mist Sprayer
FUN Soap Colorant Brown Oxide

Lemon Squares Soap Recipe Other Ingredients Needed

Powdered Sugar
Rubbing Alcohol (for your 8 oz spray bottle)

Lemon Squares Soap Recipe Equipment You Need

Two Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoon
Knife (to cut up your soap base)
Cutting Board
Microwave
Toothpick (for adding a smaller amount of colorant)

Lemon Squares Soap Recipe Weights and Amounts of Ingredients

270 grams of the Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap Recipe
270 grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
26 grams of the Lemon Squares Fragrance Oil
1 drop of the FUN Soap Colorant Neon Yellow
2 drops of the FUN Soap Colorant Yelp Yellow
3 drops of the FUN Soap Colorant Yellow Oxide
1 toothpick of the FUN Soap Colorant Brown Oxide
A few grams of the Powdered Sugar

Lemon Squares Soap Recipe Clean and Prepare

Before you begin this recipe you may want to clean and prepare both your workspace and the equipment you will be working with for this recipe. Since crafting can take most of your attention, it may be more likely for dirt to find its way into your finish products. So, just clean and wipe everything down before you start.

First, find a workspace that provided you with plenty of room and access to a microwave. So, sanitize the surface you will be working on to prevent anything from getting picked up as you lay down your utensils. Also, make sure to wipe out the microwave you are going to use to make sure nothing falls into your bowls as your heat the soap base. Next, you will want to clean all your equipment you will be using for the recipe. This will allow you to be sure that nothing will get into the melted soap as you mix the ingredients together. In addition, set out your Brownie Bites Silicone Mold and make sure it is wiped out well. Do all of this and your soaps are sure to come out perfectly clean and adorable!

Lemon Squares Soap Recipe Weighing Soap for the First LayerLemon Squares Soap Recipe Weighing Soap for the First Layer

Initially, we are going to create the first layer of our melt and pour soap lemon squares. This will end up being the layer on the top of our soap when we are finished. So, weigh out 270 grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base into a clean, microwave safe bowl. Now, you are going to melt your weighed out soap in the microwave. Take the bowl and heat your mango butter soap in 30-second increments until all the soap has completely melted. Once all the soap is in a liquid state, you can move on to the next step.

Lemon Squares Soap Recipe Preparing the First LayerLemon Squares Soap Recipe Preparing the First Layer

Next, we are going to add the lemon fragrant oil and create the color for our first soap layer. So, grab your bowl of melted Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base. Now, add 13 grams of Natures Garden’s Lemon Squares Fragrance Oil to your clear, melted soap base. Then, add two drops of the Yelp Yellow Soap Colorant and 1 drop of the Yellow Oxide Soap Colorant to the melted soap mixture. Make sure to mix everything thoroughly to incorporate all of the scent and colorants throughout the soap. After it has been evenly mixed, you can move on to the next step.

Lemon Squares Soap Recipe Pouring the First LayerLemon Squares Soap Recipe Pouring the First Layer

Now, you are going to pour this completed soap mixture into the mold to complete your first layer. So, fill each of the 24 cavities about halfway with your soap mixture. Just make sure that you don’t fill the mold cavities too high! Pouring too much into one cavity will prevent you from having a good-sized second layer. Also, you would be more likely to run out of your diamond clear melt and pour soap mixture before you finish filling all the cavities that you need to fill! So, try to keep the mold cavities filled as close to halfway as you possibly can.

Lemon Squares Soap Recipe Spraying the First LayerLemon Squares Soap Recipe Spraying the First Layer

Then, you are going to quickly finish off this first layer. After you have poured everything into the mold you are going to lightly spray the tops of your soaps before they start to set up. This is done to release any air bubbles that could be trapped. This air comes from the pouring process. So, grab your spray bottle of rubbing alcohol and give your soap a few good spritzes. Once this is done you will want to wait until this layer is entirely set up before moving on to another step. This will prevent unwanted mixing of layers and you are going to want two separate and straight layers

Lemon Squares Soap Recipe Weighing Soap for the Second LayerLemon Squares Soap Recipe Weighing Soap for the Second Layer

Next, you will be getting the second soap layer ready. After the first layer has set up completely it is time to start preparing the second layer. Once we pop out the finished soaps, this will become the bottom layer in the finished soaps. So, weigh out 270 grams of the Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap into a clean, microwave safe bowl. Now, use the microwave oven to heat this soap base in 30-second intervals and stir quickly between each interval. After all the soap is in liquid form, you are ready for the next step of this process.

Lemon Squares Soap Recipe Preparing the Second LayerLemon Squares Soap Recipe Preparing the Second Layer

Now, you are going to be adding the lemon squares fragrance oil and soap colorant to your melted soap base. So, take your bowl of melted mango soap base and add 13 grams of the Lemon Squares Fragrance Oil. Then, you are going to add 1 drops of the Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant, 1 drop of the Yellow Oxide Soap Colorant, and a tiny amount of the Brown Oxide Soap Colorant. You can add this tiny amount of Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant with a toothpick.  Simply dip a toothpick into your bottle of brown soap colorant. Then, dip the toothpick into the soap. This will swirl a very tiny amount into your melted soap base. After, mix everything together thoroughly until it is evenly dispersed in your soap mixture.

Lemon Squares Soap Recipe Pouring the Second Layer

Next, you are going to take your soap mixture and pour it into each of the cavities of the brownie bites silicone mold. Since your first layer is entirely set up, it is safe to pour this second layer of soap. First, you are going to spray the first layer one more time with the rubbing alcohol. Doing this will help the two layers stick together better and also help prevent the layers from breaking apart later on. After, fill the remaining half of each of the 24 cavities in your mold. After you finish you should have all 24 of the cavities completely filled to the top.

Lemon Squares Soap Recipe Spraying the Second LayerLemon Squares Soap Recipe Spraying the Second Layer

Again, you will be spraying the top of your freshly poured soap in the mold. So, grab your spray bottle of rubbing alcohol. Then, lightly spray the tops all your soaps before they start to set up. Since this removes all the trapped air bubbles, spraying the rubbing alcohol should leave you with smooth soap. After you spray, you will wait a while to allow this layer to completely set up. Later, you will be removing all of your lemon squares from their cavities in the silicone soap mold. Once everything is removed you can move on to the final step!

Lemon Squares Soap Recipe Adding the Powdered SugarLemon Squares Soap Recipe Adding the Powdered Sugar

Finally, you are going to be adding the powdered sugar topping to your finished lemon square soaps! At this point, the second layer you poured should be completely set up and you will remove all your soap from the mold. This will leave you with 24 bright yellow squares that are super cute! Now, each of these square soaps will be topped with the powdered sugar to give a more realistic effect. First, make sure that each lemon square scented soap has the side that has the brighter yellow, which was created with the diamond clear soap, facing up. Otherwise, you could end up with upside down lemon squares! Nobody wants that, so make sure to pay close attention.

Then, take a spoon and scoop some of the powdered sugar. Now, sprinkle this sweet powdered sugar onto the tops of your little soaps. Then, shake off any excess powdered sugar. The sugar should stick to the tops without rubbing alcohol. It seems to stick just like it would on a real lemon square!

Lemon Squares Soap Recipe Using Your Lemon Square Soaps

After your soaps all have their powdered sugar topping put on, they are finished and you are officially done with your soaps. Finally, these little dessert soaps are ready to use! Unlike with cold process soap, there is no cure time. This is because the soap had already been through the saponification process and given time to cure before you purchased the soap. So, your creations are ready to use as soon as they set up! Obviously, you can use your lemon square soaps just like you would a typical soap bar. Since everything, including the powdered sugar, is body safe. So, you can use these soaps as a hand soap or a shower soap. Regardless, you’ll get clean and smell like delicious lemon squares!

Lemon Squares Soap Recipe More Fun Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

If you are interested in trying out more of our creative melt and pour soap design ideas, then check out the Melt and Pour Soap Recipes page on the Natures Garden website. This page is full of all our recipes that we have formulated with melt and pour soap base. We have recipes like cupcake scented soaps, cute little gumdrop soaps, fun sliced soap loaves, and everything in between! You will be sure to find so many more recipes that you will love because we have tons of creative recipes to choose from and these are the best melt and pour soap recipes out there!

Once you have created your own melt and pour soap recipe, be sure to show us what you’ve made!  We love seeing our customer’s creativity!  Post a picture of your melt and pour soaps on our Facebook page, or tag us on Instagram @ngscents.

 

Nov
09

Pumpkin Sugar Scrubs


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Pumpkin Spice ScrubsWhat a fun time I had with the Pumpkin Sugar Scrubs Recipe as my first solo attempt at melt and pour homemade soap making.  We have a wide variety of pumpkin products such as molds, pumpkin fragrance oils, pumpkin powders, and even pumpkin recipes to satisfy your craving for this seasonal scent.  For now, I’m all about making melt and pour soaps and learning all I can about the different products here at Natures Garden, learning the techniques, and trying out the fabulous recipes.  I decided that making small, solid pumpkin sugar scrubs as my first official project was appropriate for this time of year.

I am brand-spanking-new to the wonderful world of soap making and part of the fun is figuring it out! I did some research on Pinterest and looked over a couple of our solid sugar scrubs recipes before coming up with this ridiculously fun recipe:

Ingredients used:                                                                                            

 

Tools needed:Silicone Soap Mold - 24 Mini Pumpkins

I included turmeric and carrot powder in the recipe both for their coloring properties and skin-loving benefits.  As this was my first attempt to make this recipe, I carefully prepped my work area and laid out all of the ingredients and tools I would need for this recipe.   Below is the step-by-step instructions that I followed:

Step 11. Place the silicone pumpkin soap mold off to the side.
2. Measure out your powders! I did this by placing one of my glass measuring containers on the scale, taring it to 0, then adding my powders one at a time (tare in between the powders if you’d prefer not to do any math).
3. Add 30g vegetable glycerin to your small glass bowl with your powders and stir until it is thoroughly mixed and you have created a paste free of lumps.  Place to the side.
4. Measure out your sugar and place to the side.
5. Measure out your oils.
6. Cut 175g of your melt and pour base and place in you microwavable bowl.
7. Microwave your soap in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, making sure it is melted. If you have a more powerful microwave, you can do it for shorter bursts of time.
8. Once that soap is completely melted, add your Pumpkin Walnut Biscotti Fragrance oil and your sweet almond and pumpkin seed oil; stir thoroughly.
9. Then pour your powder paste and add your 20 drops of orange oxide into the bowl all while its wet.Step 4
10. Then add the sugar and stir, stir, stir.
11. Once you’ve completely mixed your soap, oils, and sugar pour mixture into the mold and allow the little pumpkin bars (this recipe makes about 24) to set up for 4 hours. Ta-da!

Things got a little weird for me around step 11.   As I was mixing the mixture, it began to harden.  As you will see in the picture, I attempted to pack the mold versus pouring.  I decided to go ahead and re-heat it in the microwave for another 30 seconds.  When I took it out, it was a thick liquid that I stirred with the spatula (just to remix) and then began to poor into the mold.  It poured beautifully into each mold.  As excited as I was that this project seemed to turn out just right , I immediately decided it was time to put them to the true test.  I used a couple of these and they worked really well!  The bar held its shape despite the fact that anytime you add water to sugar, it breaks it down.  I hope you have as much fun as I did using this recipe.