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Aug
20

Pearamel Whipped Soap


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Pearamel Whipped SoapPearamel Whipped Soap

This next cosmetic recipe is perfect for anyone looking for an easy homemade soap scrub recipe that lightly exfoliates, nourishes the skin, and cleans. The Pearamel Whipped Soap from Natures Garden is a fantastic sugar scrub recipe that lightly exfoliates using powdered sugar. Further, this soap recipe includes a fantastic wholesale soap base with ingredients that will clean your body as well as nourish your skin. So, you can truly pamper your skin with this soap making recipe. Further, this soap recipe uses the sweet and delicious scent of our Pearamel Fragrance Oil. This will allow you to create a soap recipe that is absolutely perfect for skin care. If you are interested, then you can take a look at the soap making procedure and ingredients in the soap blog below!

Natures Garden Ingredients for this Soap Making Recipe

Whipped Soap Base
Pearamel Fragrance Oil
Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant
Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant
Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Red Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Vanilla White Color Stabilizer 
4 oz. Clear PET JAR
White Dome Lid Smooth 58/400

Other Ingredients Needed for the Whipped Soap Recipe

Scale
Small Bowl
Spoon
Spatula
Hand Held Mixer
Deep Mixing Bowl
Powdered Sugar

Weights for the Caramel Layers of the Free Soap Recipe

151 grams of the Whipped Soap Base
11 grams of the Pearamel Fragrance Oil
83 grams of the Powdered Sugar
11 grams of the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
30 drops of the Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
3 drops of the Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
7 drops of the Red Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Weights for the Green Layers of the Whipped Soap Recipe

151 grams of the Whipped Soap Base
11 grams of the Pearamel Fragrance Oil
83 grams of the Powdered Sugar
11 grams of the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
10 drops of the Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant
6 drops of the Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant

Weights for the White Layers of the Whipped Soap Recipe

151 grams of the Whipped Soap Base
11 grams of the Pearamel Fragrance Oil
83 grams of the Powdered Sugar
11 grams of the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

Preparations for the Whipped Soap Base Recipe

Before you can started on this cosmetic recipe, you are going to be making a few preparations for the Whipped Soap Base Recipe. First of all, you are going to need to clean off and sanitize your work space for this whipped soap recipe using base. Also, you will want to gather all the needed soap making supplies for this whipped soap recipe. Further, you want to make sure that all of the soap making equipment you need is clean and ready to use. Once your supplies are ready and your work area is clear, you can get started!

The Pearamel Fragrance OilThe Pearamel Fragrance Oil

This bath recipe uses the lovely aroma of our Pearamel Fragrance Oil. So, your soap recipe will have the delicious aroma, which is absolutely, hands-down, one of the strongest and most scrumptious scents that you will ever smell! This fragrance begins with the juicy fruit top notes of granny smith apples, pears, and black cherries. Then, these fruity notes blend beautifully with sweet scents of caramel and maple sugar. Finally, these scents are rounded out with irresistible base notes of vanilla and buttercream. So, you will be sure to enjoy the scrumptious aroma of this fragrance oil in your homemade soap recipe.

Prepare the First Layer for the Whipped SoapPrepare the First Layer for the Whipped Soap

First of all, you are going to need to prepare the first layer for the whipped soap. This first layer will be the caramel colored layer in your finished product. So, you are going to need to weigh out 151 grams of the whipped soap base. Then, you will add this portioned soap base to a medium mixing bowl.

Adding the Fragrance Oil for the Whipped SoapAdding the Fragrance Oil for the Whipped Soap

Next, you are going to be adding the scent oil for the whipped soap. So, you will need to add 11 grams of the delicious Pearamel Fragrance Oil to your bowl of whipped soap base. Also, you will need to add 11 grams of the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to this same bowl. Adding this soaping ingredient will help to prevent any discoloration that may occur due to the sweet vanilla fragrance note. After adding these soaping supplies, you will want to use the stick blender to fully incorporate them into the fluffy whipped soap.

Creating the Caramel Color for the Pearamel Whipped SoapCreating the Caramel Color for the Pearamel Whipped Soap

You are going to be creating the caramel color for the Pearamel Whipped Soap. So, you are going to need to add the soap colorant to your scented soap base. You will need to add in 30 drops of Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant, 3 drops of Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant, and 7 drops of Red Oxide FUN Soap Colorant. After adding these liquid soap colorants, you will want to use a stick blender to fully mix in the color.

Add the Powdered Sugar to the Soap RecipeAdd the Powdered Sugar to this Soap Recipe

After mixing in the colorant, you are ready to add the powdered sugar to this soap recipe. You are going to need to include 83 grams of the powdered sugar in your soap mixture. Then, you will need to use a stick blender to fully incorporate this ingredient. You will need to continue to whip the soap until your reach a frosting-like consistency. Then, you are ready for the next step in the soap making process.

Fill Your Jars with the Pearamel Whipped SoapFill Your Jars with the Pearamel Whipped Soap

Now, you are ready to fill your jars with the Pearamel Whipped Soap. You will want to get the cosmetic jar packaging that you need to be ready to use. So, you will need seven of the 4 oz. clear PET jars to be set up. Then, you will want to split your mixture evenly between these jars. You should be able to fill these jars about a third of the way. Once your first layer has been created and added to the containers, you are ready to move on to the next step in the soap making process.

Measure the Whipped Soap for the Second LayerMeasure the Whipped Soap for the Second Layer

Next, you are going to measure the whipped soap for the second layer. You will need to measure out 151 grams of the Whipped Soap Base for this second layer of the whipped soap recipe.

 

Adding the Fragrance to the Pearamel Whipped SoapAdding the Fragrance to the Pearamel Whipped Soap

Now, you are going to be adding the scent to the Pearamel Whipped Soap. You will need to add 11 grams of the Pearamel Fragrance Oil to your soap recipe. Also, you will need to include 11 grams of the  Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. After, you can use a stick blender to incorporate these both of these ingredients into your soap. This will add a lovely scent and help to prevent any possible discoloration.

Include the Powdered Sugar in the Pearamel Whipped SoapInclude the Powdered Sugar in the Pearamel Whipped Soap

Next, you will need to include the powdered sugar in the Pearamel Whipped Soap mixture. So, you are going to add the 83 grams of the powdered sugar to your other soap making ingredients. Then, you will need to continue to whip your soap base until it reaches a frosting-like consistency. Once you reach this point, you are ready for the next step in the soap method.

Add the Second Layer to the Pearamel Whipped SoapAdd the Second Layer to the Pearamel Whipped Soap

Now you are ready to add the second layer to your Pearamel Whipped Soap recipe. So, your are going to split your white soap mixture evenly between the seven clear jars. You will be adding this white layer right on top of the caramel colored whipped soap. Once your second layer is created, you are ready for the next step in this soap making recipe.

Weigh the Soap Base for the Green LayerWeigh the Soap Base for the Green Layer

Finally, you are going to weight the soap base for the green layer of this bath and body recipe. You are going to need to measure 151 grams of the whipped soap base and add it to your mixing bowl.

 

Adding the Pearamel Fragrance to the Whipped SoapAdding the Pearamel Fragrance to the Whipped Soap

Next, you are going to be adding the Pearamel scent to the Whipped soap recipe. So, you are going to add 11 grams of the Pearamel Fragrance Oil to your soap base. Also, you will need to include 11 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to prevent discoloration. Then, use a stick blender to fully incorporate these soap making ingredients.

Coloring the Green Layer of the Pearamel Whipped Soap Coloring the Green Layer of the Pearamel Whipped Soap

You are going to be coloring the green layer of the Pearamel Whipped Soap. So, you are going to need to add 10 drops of the Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant and 6 drops of the Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant. After adding these soap colorants wholesale, you will need to use a stick blender to include these cosmetic colorants.

Add the Powdered Sugar to the Pearamel Whipped SoapAdd the Powdered Sugar to the Pearamel Whipped Soap

Now, you are going to add the powdered sugar to the Pearamel Whipped Soap mixture. You will need 83 grams of the powdered sugar. Once you have the sugar included, you will need to use your stick blender to thoroughly mix all of these ingredients. You can move on to the next step in this process once the mixture takes on a consistency that is similar to frosting. 

Making the Green Layer for the Pearamel Whipped SoapMaking the Green Layer for the Pearamel Whipped Soap

Once you have the right consistency, you will be making the green layer for the Pearamel Whipped Soap recipe. So, you will need to divide your green soap mixture evenly between the seven 4 ounce clear PET jars. Once your jars have been filled with this last layer, you are ready to begin packaging your whipped soap recipe.

Finish the Pearamel Whipped Soap Recipe

Now that your seven cosmetic jars have been filled, you are ready to finish the Pearamel Whipped Soap Recipe. All you have left to do is add the lids to each of your jars. So, you will need to grab seven of the 58/400 white, smooth dome lids. Then, secure these lids onto each of the filled jars. Finally, your whipped soap is finished and ready to use!

Using the Pearamel Whipped Soap Recipe

After adding the lids to your jars of whipped soap, your whipped soaps are finally finished. Of course, you can save your finished jars to sell. Or, you can immediately use your whipped soap recipe to cleanse and care for your skin. Further, this scent will provide you with a delicious aroma. So, try our your own whipped soap recipe or save the jars to sell in your soap making business. No matter how you use your whipped soap recipe, you will be sure to enjoy the skin care benefits of this lovely product.

Pear and Caramel Dessert Recipe

If you enjoy the scrumptious aroma of our Pearamel Fragrance Oil, then you will love this pear and caramel dessert recipe! The Easy Salted Caramel Pear Trifle recipe from Spoonabilities blends this perfect flavors to create a truly fantastic treat. This dessert recipe uses pound cake, poach Bosc pears, flavored whipped cream, crushed toasted hazelnut and L’Epicurien Salted Butter Caramel Spread to create a delicious recipe that you just have to try! So, check out this yummy pearamel dessert recipe and try out this recipe for yourself.

Questions About the Pearamel Whipped SoapQuestions About the Pearamel Whipped Soap

We hope that you had fun learning how to make whipped soap with melt and pour! Feel free to ask us any more questions about the Pearamel Whipped Soap Recipe. You can talk to us on the telephone H.U.G. line, at the NG store, and online. An easy way to talk to us online is through social media. One way to reach out is to find us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, our handle @ngscents can be used to find us on Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these social media platforms to ask us about this homemade soap recipe, but you can use our social media platforms to engage in the community. So, you can share your own bath and body recipe ideas, ask for crafting suggestions, and so much more!

Aug
15

Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap


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Cognac and Cubans Cold Process SoapCognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap

The Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap from Natures Garden is another fun and moisturizing cold process soap recipe. Of course, this soap recipe uses quality soap making supplies to create some nourishing bars. Plus, you can use free soap making recipes like this champagne soap recipe to create the perfect bar of soap. So, you will be sure to enjoy this bar of cp soap. So, you can use Natures Garden for the quality soap making ingredients and procedure can be found in this soap making blog. 

Natures Garden Ingredients for the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap

Lye
Cognac and Cubans Fragrance Oil
Rice Bran Oil
Sunflower Oil
Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Castor Oil
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Palm Oil
Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Titanium Dioxide
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
Thermometer
Safety GLOVES for Soap Making
Natures Garden Apron
Safety MASK for Soap Making

Other Needed Ingredients for this Cold Process Soap

Scale
Distilled Water
Mixing Bowls
Spatula
Stick Blender
Decorating Bag
Decorating Tip

Weights for the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap

129 grams of the Distilled Water
129 grams of the Champagne
97 grams of the Lye

122 grams of the Rice Bran Oil
61 grams of the Sunflower Oil
81 grams of the Meadfoam Seed Oil
68 grams of the Castor Oil
122 grams of the Fractionated Coconut Oil
223 grams of the Palm Oil
51 grams of the Cognac and Cubans Fragrance Oil

Amounts of the Beige Cold Process Soap Colorant

13 drops of the Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
5 drops of the Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Amounts of the Cream Cold Process Soap Colorant

1 drop of the Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
3 drops of the Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
3 grams of the Titanium Dioxide (mixed with a small amount of soaping oils)

Make a Few Preparations for the Cognac and Cubans Soap Recipe

Prior to working on this cold process soap recipe, you will want to make a few preparations for the Cognac and Cubans Soap Recipe. First of all, you are going to want to gather the soap making ingredients that are listed for this homemade soap recipe. Also, you are going to need to clear a work space to give yourself the space that you would need to make cold process soap at home. Also, you will want to prepare a spray bottle of vinegar for you to use during the soap making process.

Boiling Champagne for the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap

Another preparation you should make is boiling champagne for the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap. So, you will want to place this alcohol into the stove top pot. Then, use the stove to boil the champagne for about 30-40 minutes. Also, you will need to stir your champagne periodically as it boils. After this amount of time has passed, you will need to carefully pour the champagne into ice cube freezer trays. Then, you will place these trays in the freezer to chill overnight. When you are ready to make your homemade soap you will use the frozen champagne cubes to replace half of the water portion should be in the lye solution.

Advice for Choosing the Champagne for the Cold Process Soap

We have some advice for choosing the champagne for the cold process soap. You will want to use a champagne that has a lower sugar content. If you are using a type of champagne with a high sugar content, then it will speed up gel. So, this extra sugar will increase the possibility that your soap batter will bubble up and out of the soap mold. This may occur even with the lower sugar content for your champagne, so you will want to prepare for this possibility. You will want to take proper precautions for safe guarding the surface that your soap mold is placed on.

Create the Lye Solution for the Cold Process SoapCreate the Lye Solution for the Cold Process Soap

First off, you are going to need to make the lye solution for the cold process soap. So, you are going to want to weigh out 129 grams of the Distilled Water and 129 grams of your Champagne into a mixing bowl. Once these two soap making ingredients are weighed out, you will want to set this bowl aside. Then, you need to weigh out 97 grams of lye for soap in a separate container. While you are slowly stirring the water and champagne mixture, you will want to add in the lye to the water/champagne. Once everything is mixed together, you will need to set this solution in a safe place as it cools to room temperature.

Prepare the Cosmetic Oils for the Cognac and Cubans CP SoapPrepare the Cosmetic Oils for the Cognac and Cubans CP Soap

Second, you are going to prepare the cosmetic oils for the Cognac and Cubans CP Soap. So, you are going to need to add 122 grams of Rice Bran Oil, 61 grams of Sunflower Oil, 81 grams of Meadowfoam Seed Oil, 68 grams of Castor Oil, 122 grams of Fractionated Coconut Oil, and 223 grams of Palm Oil to a microwave safe bowl. After, you will need to use short burst in the microwave to melt the oils. Then, set the bowl aside to let the oils cool to room temperature.

Prepare the Titanium Dioxide for the Cold Process SoapPrepare the Titanium Dioxide for the Cold Process Soap

Also, you will want to prepare the titanium dioxide for the cold process soap. So, you will need to weigh out 3 grams of Titanium Dioxide. Next, you will want to mix this powder with a small amount of your melted soaping oils. Then, you should mix these ingredients together well. You can set this mixture aside until you need the colorant in a later step.

Combine the Oils and Lye Solution for the Cold Process SoapCombine the Oils and Lye Solution for the Cold Process Soap

Once you two mixtures have cooled down to the proper temperature, you are going to combine the oils and lye solution for the cold process soap. So, you will want to take your melted oils and add them to your lye solution. Of course, you will want to use a stick blender to combine your soaping ingredients. Then, move on to adding the other soap making ingredients before you hit trace.

Adding the Cognac and Cubans Fragrance OilAdding the Cognac and Cubans Fragrance Oil

Next, you are going to be adding the Cognac and Cubans Fragrance Oil to your soap batter. This scented oil will provide you with the aroma of money, status and masculinity. These are all wrapped into this blend of aromatic bergamot that is mixed with a fresh lemon zest spritzing. Then, a heart of velvety cognac essences and rich, spiced tobacco leaves rests at the base of this fragrance. So, weigh out 51 grams of the Cognac and Cubans Fragrance Oil and add it to your soap batter. After adding the scented oil, you will want to use your stick blender to fully incorporate the aroma.

Separate the Cold Process Soap BatterSeparate the Cold Process Soap Batter

Now, you are going to need an empty bowl to separate the cold process soap batter into two portions. Then, you will want to add 300 grams of the soap batter to this bowl, which will become your cream color later on. You are going to want to set aside this bowl of portioned out amount of soap for just a moment.

Adding the Colorants to the Cognac and Cubans SoapAdding the Colorants to the Cognac and Cubans Soap

Once the scented soap has been divided into two portions, you are ready to start adding the colorants to the Cognac and Cubans Soap. First, you will create the beige soap portion that is still in the bowl you started with. So, you will need to add 3 drops of the Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant and 5 drops of the Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant. Then, use your stick blender to mix everything together.

Second, you will create the cream color with the portion in the bowl that you have set aside. You are going to need to add 1 drop of the Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant and 3 drops of the Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant. Further, you are going to want to add the Titanium Dioxide mixture you have previously prepared. Then, you will want to use the stick blender to incorporate the soap colorant.

Swirling the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process SoapSwirling the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap

Next, you are going to be swirling the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap. This will be used for the top of this soap loaf. So, you need to add about 100 grams of the beige soap to your cream soap portion. You will want to add the beige soap in various places in the bowl. Then, use a spatula to swirl the cp soap in the bowl. Once you are happy with the swirl, set this bowl aside for the moment.

Pouring the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap BasePouring the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap Base

Now, you are ready to start pouring the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap base. You are going to be using all of the remaining beige soap to pour this portion into the soap mold. After you have used all of the beige cold process soap, you can move on to the next step of the soap making process.

Prepare the Cake Decorating BagPrepare the Cake Decorating Bag

Once your soap base has been poured, you are ready to prepare the cake decorating bag. First, add the decorating tip into the bag. You will need to wait for the swirled soap to thicken up to a frosting-like consistency. Then, you can add this soap to your cake decorating bag.

Add the Topping to the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process SoapAdd the Topping to the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap

Now, you are going to use the filled cake decorating bag to add the topping to the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap. So, you will use the bag to begin pipping the soap onto your soap loaf.

 

Slicing the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process SoapSlicing the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap

After adding the pipping to your soap, you will need to wait 24 to 48 hours before removing the mold. Once you have removed the soap from the mold you are ready to cut the soap loaf into individual bars. Then, you will want to set these soaps in a safe place to wait for them to cure.

Using the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process SoapUsing the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap

Next, you are going to need to wait for the soap to cure before using. The curing process will take about 4 to 6 weeks until all the lye has reacted and the bars are able to be used. After your soap has cured, you are ready to start using the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap.

Try Out Some Real Cognac

Now that you have created your own cold process soap with the velvety aroma of cognac, you may be interested to try out some real cognac. If so, A Beginners’ Guide to Cognac from GQ might just be the perfect place for you to start. Also, this guide will walk you through how to read the French labels to pick a good one. Further, the guide will help you learn how to create cocktails with this drink.

Any Questions About the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process SoapAny Questions About the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap

We hope you enjoyed creating the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap Recipe! If you are interested in making another moisturizing cold process soap recipe, then take a look at the Cold Process Soap Recipes page on the Natures Garden website. As always, you can reach out to us with any questions about the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap. You can talk to us using the phone H.U.G. line, in the store, and online. An easy way to reach out to us online is through one of our social media platforms. First, you can reach out to us on our Facebook page. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on Instagram and on Twitter. Of course, you can use these social media platforms to ask us about soap making. But, that isn’t all you can do on our social media platforms! You can share your own soap making ideas and reach out to other soap makers, too. So, we hope to hear from you soon!

Jun
20

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions


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Common Melt and Pour Soap QuestionsCommon Melt and Pour Soap Questions

At Natures Garden, we are here to help you succeed! We are going to answer some common melt and pour soap questions that we get asked frequently by customers.  Since these questions are common, its likely that these are the issues most soap makers will come across when making their melt and pours soaps. So, let’s get these soaping issues solved so you can create some gorgeous bars of mp soap!

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Melt and Pour Soap Supplies?

Yes, we do! We offer all kinds of melt and pour soap making supplies! Click on the Soap Making Supplies tab on the website and you will find soap base, soap colorants, an mp soap kit, soap additives, and soap molds. Everything that you could need right in one easy place!

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Can I Make Soap Without Using Lye?

Since the mp soap base has already been made, you can create melt and pour soap without worrying about the lye. If you are wondering “What is the difference between melt and pour soap and cold process soap?”, then this is a big difference. While melt and pour is pre-made and can be remelted, cold process soap is made from scratch using lye.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Can Melt and Pour Soap Be Used Right Away?

Since mp soap was already made and the saponification process has already taken place, you don’t have to wait to use your soap. As soon as the melt and pour soaps have hardened in the molds, you can pop them out and use them!

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Where Do I Find the Melt and Pour Soap IngredientsCommon Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Where Do I Find the Melt and Pour Soap Ingredients?

You can find the soap base ingredients in two places. The first place is online, as each mp soap base has the ingredients listed in the description. Also, these ingredients can be found on the label of the base itself.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: What Soap Making Supplies Do I Need to Make Melt and Pour Soap?

Most importantly, you will need a microwave or double boiler and mp soap. Also, you will need a cutting board, knife, a microwave safe dish, spoon, rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle, and a soap mold. If you want fragrance, color, or herbs you will need to have these out, too .

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Do I Melt Soap Into a New Bar?

Melt and Pour soap can be melted using a double boiler on a stove top or a bowl in the microwave. Just make sure that you use 30 second intervals to warm the soap int the microwave. Otherwise, it may get too hot and your soap will be ruined. Also, make sure that you are watchful when melting soap on the stove. While a double boiler on medium heat will help to protect your soap, you don’t want to heat it too much longer after it is liquid.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Much Soap Will I Need for My Mold?Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Much Soap Will I Need for My Mold?

For every ounce by volume that your mold is you will need 31 grams of soap by weight. So, let’s go to the Soap Mold page and pick one. I choose Ollie Octopus,which says it holds 4.5 ounces in the description. So, we are going to take  4.5 times the 31 to give us 139.5 grams

Formula: (Weight Needed Per Ounce) x (Ounces Mold Holds) = Total Weight

Equation: 31 grams per ounce  x  4.5 ounces = 139.5 grams of soap

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Do I Get My Melt and Pour Soap Out of the Mold?

Sometimes your soap may get stuck in the mold. You can place the mold in the fridge for a short amount of time. Once the chilled soap mold is removed, the soaps should pop out fairly easily.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: What Temperature Should I Pour Melt and Pour Soap?

Melt and Pour soap should be poured in a liquid state, which should be around 140 degrees Fahrenheit. So, you can pour your soap once it has all completely melted.

 

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Why Do I Have Bubbles in My Melt and Pour Soap?Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Why Do I Have Bubbles in My Melt and Pour Soap?

Although making air bubbles is unavoidable, you can get rid of them by spraying lightly with rubbing alcohol. These are often air bubbles that form when you pour, so you can release them by spraying right after you pour. However, bubbles that are a light-yellow color are fragrance oil and won’t go away by spraying. This is either due to adding too much fragrance oil or not mixing thoroughly.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Why is My Homemade Soap So Oily?

One reason that you soaps would be oily is that they contain too much oil. So, you can try reducing the amount of the fragrance oil and/or the carrier oil that you are adding to your soaps. If your bars look like they are sweating, then it could be due to not wrapping the soap soon enough. Since your soap contains an ingredient, vegetable glycerin, that pulls moisture to it, it will pull moisture out of the air to create “sweat”. But, you can lessen your chances of this by wrapping your soaps right after they are out of the mold.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Why is My Melt and Pour Soap Dissolving So Fast?

While a softer bar of soap is great for nourishing the skin, it is more likely to dissolve quickly in water. So, you can add some extra oil to your soap to moisturize. However, adding too much will make your bar very soft and it will dissolve quickly in the shower.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Do I Swirl Melt and Pour Soap?Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Do I Swirl Melt and Pour Soap?

While it is possible to swirl mp soap, it is a bit trickier to swirl compared to cp soaps. On its own melt and pour soap won’t swirl. Instead, the colors will mix before the soap hardens. So, you need to add a cosmetic powder, like clay, fruit, or veggie powders. This will slightly thicken the soap and create tension between the two colors that are gong to create the swirl. We did this in our own Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe!

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Why Won’t My Melt and Pour Soap Lather?

There are a few possible answers to this question. First off, soap can loose its lather due to an excess of oils and herbs being added to the bar. Also, some types of our soap base use ingredients that naturally lather better.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Why is My Soap Not Hardening?

If your melt and pour soap isn’t hardening, then it could be due to adding too much oil. Whether the culprit is fragrance oil, carrier oil, or both, it is most likely that this excess oil is to blame. Another possibility is that the soap was overheated, which resulted in a break down in the soaps that prevents it from working properly.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Can You Use Essential Oils in Melt and Pour Soap?

Of course! Many essential oils can be used in soap making and the rules for using them safely are just like the ones for fragrance oils. So, you need to check the IFRA sheet to determine usage rates and figure out whether the specific essential oil is body safe. You can find this IFRA statement on the page of each individual essential oil that we carry. Many are body safe scents, but some are not considered safe for prolonged skin contact.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Do I Color Melt and Pour Soap?Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Do I Color Melt and Pour Soap?

We have soap dye, soap colorants, and powdered herbs that can be used to color your homemade soaps. The soap dyes are great for solid color soaps, but tend to bleed when used in layered soap. Also, the white soap base will provide a more pastel color and the clear soap will give a more true color. The FUN Soap Colorants are vibrant colors that are more true in all soap bases. Lastly, the natural form of coloring soaps is cosmetic herbs, which are perfect for a rustic or natural look. Just be aware that herbs can oxidize over time and cause discoloration of the soap.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Do You Offer Melt and Pour Soap Recipes?

Of course! We have a wide variety of melt and pour soap recipes and soap making ideas. On the top of the website you will see a box with the words “Free Recipes & Classes”. After you click on this fine the melt and pour soap recipes and you will find all of our recipes using mp soap.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Soap Making Kits?

Yes! We have the Melt and Pour Soap Kit available with options to choose either Goats Milk MP Soap or Ultra Clear MP Soap.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Why Won’t My Soap Frosting Setup on My Melt and Pour Soap?Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Why Won’t My Soap Frosting Setup on My Melt and Pour Soap?

If you are making cupcake soap wholesale, then the frosting is a pretty big deal. You are going to want to use the whipped soap base, melt and pour soap, and vegetable glycerin. The soap base allows the frosting to harden on the cupcake, while the vegetable glycerin allows for a little flexibility.  If you are curious and thinking, “How do I make melt and pour soap frosting?”, then check out our Soap Frosting Recipe to see how we make the frosting for our soap cupcakes. While the recipe goes into more detail, basically it is equal parts of mp soap base and whipped soap base with 5% of vegetable glycerin and fragrance oil all whipped into a frosting consistency.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: I Would Like to Know If Most Recipes are Showing Oils Measured in Weight Ounces Or in Fluid Ounces?

In our soap recipes we will use weight ounces. We do this because weight ounces are more accurate than fluid ounces. So, we highly recommend weighing your ingredients using a gram scale. This will allow you to be precise in your measurements and prevent accidental mix ups.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: What is the Best Way to Wrap Melt and Pour Soap?

There are a few different ways that you can package your finished soaps. We prefer to use shrink wrap, but you can use ziplock bags, or a decorative box.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Should Soap Be Stored?

After your soap is wrapped, you can store it in a cool, dry place for later use.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Any Melt and Pour Soap Recipes with Shea Butter?Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Any Melt and Pour Soap Recipes with Shea Butter?

We sure do! If you go to the Shea Butter Melt and Pour Soap page of the website and click on the Recipe tab, you will see all kinds of melt and pour soap recipes. For example, we have the Zebra Print Soap Recipe and the Graffiti Melt and Pour Soap Recipe that both use shea butter mp soap.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: History of Soap

Today, there are all kinds of different types of soap from melt and pour soap recipes to commercially made soaps. However, the first soaps ever made weren’t too fancy. In fact, the first known use of soap was by ancient Babylonians that used animal fats and ashes as their ingredients. If you want to learn more interesting  soap facts, then check out History of Soap and Soap Interesting Facts by Soap History.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Ask Us Your QuestionsCommon Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Ask Us Your Questions

Hopefully, this blog was helpful in learning a bit more about melt and pour soap. If you have anything else that you aren’t sure of, then please ask us your questions. One easy way to reach out and talk to us is social media. We have an account on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents), and Instagram (@ngscents).