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Dec
05

Holiday Ribbon Melt and Pour Soap Project


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Holiday Ribbon Melt and Pour Soap ProjectHoliday Ribbon Melt and Pour Soap Project

Natures Garden has come up with a brand new recipe for all of our customers to try out this Christmas season! We love this time of the year because there are many different recipes we all can make, that our Christmas fragrances add the perfect touch to. This Holiday Ribbon Melt and Pour Soap Project will throw you right in the spirit of Christmas. Creating new ideas and finding crafts that are going to excite and inspire people is always a goal of ours. This is especially important around the holiday season, at a time of giving to the people you care about most. People are constantly searching for interesting gifts to give to family and friends, which homemade crafts provide the perfect fix for!  We hope that this unique melt and pour soap can be the inspiration you have been looking for. It is super fun to make and will provide you with 32 soap ribbons! Let’s go ahead and get started with this project.

Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base
Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap Base
FUN Soap Colorant Tomato Red
FUN Soap Colorant Neon Green
Holiday Pomegranate Fragrance Oil
FUN Soap Colorant Kelly Green
FUN Soap Colorant Black Oxide
8 ounce Clear PET Bullet Bottle
White 24/410 Fine Mist Sprayer

Other Ingredients & Equipment You Will Need:

Cutting Board
Scale
Microwave safe containers
Large Knife
Microwave
13 x 9″ Pan
Rubbing alcohol (in the bullet bottle)

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour SoapDiamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

The first step in this recipe is to prepare the red soap portion. We will need to weigh out the 456 grams of the Natures Garden Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. This soap base of ours is made up of 99.5% glycerin and pure deodorized, double distilled, coconut oil. These ingredients give excellent qualities to this soap. Glycerin helps the skin to retain moisture that is naturally made, soap that contains glycerin in it is gentler on the skin than other types of soap are, and it is great for more dry and sensitive skin.

Coconut oil contains many healthy saturated fats, it is a natural anti-fungal product, and it is also naturally anti-bacterial. Another great property of coconut oil is that it is highly moisturizing, which makes it a popular ingredient in soap and lip balm. Natures Garden also sells Coconut Oil 76 along with Fractionated Coconut Oil, both of which are used in several of our other homemade recipes. Also, if you really enjoy the scent of coconut, you might want to check out the coconut-related fragrance oils that we carry. Some of these are Coconut Cream Pie, Creamy Coconut, and Natures Garden Coconut Vanilla Type

Melting the Soap Base and Adding the Fragrance OIlMelting the Soap Base and Adding the Fragrance Oil

Now that we have discussed some of the properties of this soap base, we can begin melting it to make our soap. Melt the 456 grams that we measured out. You can melt the soap in either a microwave or using a double boiler. After the soap has completely melted, the next ingredient we are going to be using is the Holiday Pomegranate Fragrance Oil. Weigh out 23 grams of it and add that to the melted Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. 

holiday pomegrante fragrance oilThis Holiday Pomegranate Fragrance Oil has definitely been a popular scent in the products and crafts that we have been creating for this holiday season. The other recipes that we have used it in so far are the Holiday Pomegranate Candle, Holiday Air Freshener, and the Holiday Pomegranate Cold Process Soap. As with many others, this fragrance oil is versatile to use in many types of products. We have been using it so much because it smells so delicious! It contains an arrangement of pomegranate, dewberries, blackberries, sparkling citrus, sheer musk, iris, jasmine, red cassis, and finally, sandalwood. It brings together all of these elements in a way that makes it a great ingredient to add to Christmas products!

Making the Red Portion of the SoapMaking the Red Portion of the Soap

Stir the melted soap and Holiday Pomegranate fragrance oil mixture together to incorporate them before moving on. Next, add 35 drops of the tomato red FUN soap colorant. Additionally, use a toothpick to add just a tiny amount of the black oxide FUN soap colorant. Fully stir it together until it is completely red, without any streaks of white.

Allowing the Soap to Set UpAllowing the Soap to Set Up

Next, we are going to pour the red soap onto one of the two pans. In order to release any air bubbles, spray the red soap with rubbing alcohol. When it has had approximately twenty minutes to set up, you can then remove it from the pan. However, the time that it takes for the soap to set up may vary, depending on different conditions. If the temperature of the room that you are working in is too hot or too cold, set up time could be affected. Another factor that may affect set up time is the temperature at which you poured it. When you are removing it from the pan, it should still be warm to the touch at that point.

Creating the Red Strips For Your SoapCreating the Red Strips For Your Soap

For the next step, we are going to place the red soap onto a cutting board. Place it in front of you horizontally. Then, using a knife that you have, begin slicing the soap into vertical strips. Cut them so that they are all about ¼ inch wide. Use and cut the entire portion of the red that you have made, since we are going to have some of them left over. Set them to the side for now and we will come back to them in a later step. 

Preparing the Green Portion of the SoapPreparing the Green Portion of the Soap

Grab your second pan for this next step. It is time for us to prepare the green portion of this holiday ribbon melt and pour soap! Once again, you will need to weigh out 456 grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. Then, in exactly the same way as before, melt it down. Once the soap has completely melted, we are going to repeat another step from earlier. Measure out and add 23 grams of the Holiday Pomegranate Fragrance Oil. You can stir it together to incorporate it before adding the colorants. Then, add 20 drops of the neon green FUN soap color along with 3 drops of the Kelly Green FUN soap colorant. Once again, we used a toothpick to add just a small amount of the black oxide FUN soap colorant to the bowl. Stir all of the ingredients together so that they are fully combined. 

Setting Up the Green SoapSetting Up the Green Soap

Next, pour the green soap onto one of your pans. Spray with rubbing alcohol to release air bubbles. You will want to remove the soap from the pan when it has setup but is still warm to the touch. Once again, this will take approximately 20 minutes. However, setup time can vary depending on the temperature that you poured as well as the temperature of the room you are working in.

Slicing the Green Soap into StripsSlicing the Green Soap into Strips

Once again, after you have removed the soap from your pan, place the soap on a cutting board. Have it facing horizontally in front of you. Then, just as before, we are going to slice it into vertical strips that are about ¼ inch wide. They should look exactly the same as the red strips we cut previously.

Making the White Portion of the SoapMaking the White Portion of the Soap

Now, we can prepare the last portion of our holiday ribbon melt and pour soap project. This will be the white portion of the soap, which will follow very similar steps as the red and green soap portions did. However, instead of using the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap, we are going to be using the Mango Butter Melt and Pour Soap. Start by weighing out 655 grams. Once it has melted, add 32 grams of the Holiday Pomegranate Fragrance Oil. Incorporate everything together by stirring. 

This base is unscented with no Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS), or any other added detergents. The ingredients in this base are glycerin, sodium stearate, sodium cocoate, and sodium myristate,. It also contains coconut oil (cocoa nucifera), palm oil (elaeis guineensis), sunflower oil (helianthus annus), purified water, mango butter (mangifera indica), and titanium dioxide. Mango butter has several beneficial properties to it such as soothing and softening the skin. Eczema and dryness of the skin can be helped by mango butter. Additionally, it cleanses the surface of the skin from blemishes or impurities, and helps to unclog pores. 

Spraying the Strips of SoapSpraying the Strips of Soap

At this time, you will need one of your empty pans and the red and green strips that we previously created. Place the strips in the pan, leaving about ¼ inch gaps in between each. The soap is going to be white in color where the ¼ inch gaps are when we are finished pouring. Due to this, it does not matter how you choose to lay down your strips. You can lay them in whatever order you would like. We created variations when making this recipe. Some of our ribbon soap simply had green and white lines, while others had only red and white lines. We also created some with both green and red strips, as you can see in the picture. How you choose to do it is completely up to you! Once you have your strips laid out on the pan how you would like them to be, spray the soap strips in the pan with rubbing alcohol. This will help to ensure that they will adhere to the white soap we are about to pour on top of them. 

Incorporating the White SoapIncorporating the White Soap

Then, we are going to finish off our strips by adding the white portion. Pour the melted soap into the pan where you have left the gaps in between the green and red. These gaps will be filled by the white soap and will eventually harden. Once you have done this, spray the soap with rubbing alcohol to remove any air bubbles again. Just as you have before, remove the soap from the pan while it is still warm to the touch. Make sure that it has had enough time to set up. When it is at this stage, the strip will still be flexible, which makes it much easier to work with. This flexibility is essential for the final step, so the timing is very important.

Slicing and Bending the Finished ProductSlicing the Finished Product

For this next step, quickly and carefully slice the soap the way that we did for the green and red strips. However, this time we want to have eight strips. Once you have cut them, trim around the edges to remove any excess or jagged pieces. 

 

 

Shaping the Ribbon Soap

For the final step in creating this holiday ribbon candy project, we are going to bend the strips of soap. We created a zig zag texture to resemble ribbon candy. The shape of this soap makes it that much cuter! Allow enough time for it to finish cooling down before use.

As we mentioned earlier, you are going to notice that you still have left over green and red strips of soap. All you have to do is simply repeat the steps, beginning when you make the portion for the white soap. This way, you can find a way to utilize the remaining strips and avoid any waste. It is also a great idea to use all of the extra pieces that you can make as a gift for someone this holiday season! We ended up having enough strips to create a total of four pans of striped soap! This will obviously vary depending on how thick you decided to cut your strips of green and red soap. 

After you have made as much soap as you would like to, your Holiday Ribbon Melt and Pour Soap Project is now ready to be used! We hope that you enjoyed making this new and fun holiday themed product! If this soap making recipe has you hungry for the real thing, you can find it at the Vermont Country Store!

Aug
16

Champagne CP Soap Project


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Champagne CP Soap ProjectChampagne CP Soap Project

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

Natures Garden Ingredients for the Champagne CP Soap Project

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

Other Ingredients and Supplies for the Champagne CP Soap Project

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

Weights for the Base of the Champagne CP Soap

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

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

Weights for the Red Soap Colorant for the Champagne Soap 

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

Weights for the White Soap Colorant for the Champagne Soap 

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

Make Preparations for the Champagne CP Soap Project

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

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

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

 

 

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

Using Alcohol in Soap Making

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

Making Preparations for the Champagne CP Soap Project

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

Making the Lye Solution for the Champagne CP Soap 

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

Making the Lye Solution for the Champagne CP Soap 

 

 

 

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

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

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

Get the Soap Colorants Ready for the Soap Procedure

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

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

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

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

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

Divide the Soap Batter for the Champagne CP Soap Project

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Swirl the Cold Process Soap BatterSwirl the Cold Process Soap Batter

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

Pouring the Champagne CP Soap Pouring the Champagne CP Soap 

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

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

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

Throw a Themed Cocktail Party 

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

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

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

Jun
07

Tiger Stripe Soap


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Tiger Stripe SoapTiger Stripe Soap

Do you love the gorgeous pattern of a tiger? You will love the beautiful Tiger Stripe Soap from Natures Garden. This homemade soap recipe will use soap making supplies that will be sure to create a fantastic cold process soap. Not only will this homemade soap recipe provide you with a beautiful animal print soap, but this cp soap will nourish your skin, too. So, take a look at the animal print soap recipe in the soap blog below.

Tiger Stripe Soap: Prepare and Sanitize

Before you start to make your own cold process soap recipe, you will want to make a few simple preparations. First, you will need to gather and wash any equipment you need for this soap 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 to use as a work area. Make sure that you have enough area to work to make the process easier and more fun!

Tiger Stripe Soap: Prepare a Bottle of Vinegar

Also, you will need to prepare a bottle of vinegar before creating this homemade soap recipe. This bottle of vinegar will be useful for keeping yourself safe during the cp soap process, 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 your lye soap. This will make sure that there isn’t any active lye left behind on your work station that you or someone else could come into contact with. So, you will want to fill a bottle with vinegar and set it somewhere close by until it is needed.

Tiger Stripe Soap: First Time Making CP Soap?

If you have never made soap from scratch, 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, which you can find in our Soap Making Safety Class. Also, you can Click Here For Basic CP Soap Making Class. Another option you have is to check out an easier cp soap recipe to practice soap making before trying out this recipe. If you’d like to try an easy recipe first, then check out the Beginners Cold Process Soap Recipe. If you feel ready to make this bath and body recipe, then continue reading this soap making blog!

Tiger Stripe Soap: Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Lye
Jojoba Oil
Mango Butter
Apricot Kernel Oil
Avocado Oil
Shea Butter
Coconut Oil 76
Jungle Love Fragrance Oil
Sodium Lactate
Neon Orange FUN Soap Colorant
Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Cutter for Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
Thermometer
Safety GLOVES for Soap Making
Natures Garden Apron
Safety MASK for Soap Making
Small Square Tray Mold

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Other Needed Ingredients

Scale
Distilled Water
Mixing Bowls
Spatula
Stick Blender
8 ounce Squeeze Bottles (3)
Measuring Spoons
Wooden Skewer

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Weights and Amounts for Recipe

323 grams of the Distilled Water
115 grams of the Lye- Sodium Hydroxide
8 grams of the Sodium Lactate (added to cooled lye solution)

85 grams of the Avocado Oil
127 grams of the Mango Butter
170 grams of the Sunflower Oil
85 grams of the Apricot Kernel Oil
127 grams of the Shea Butter
212 grams of the Coconut Oil 76
42 grams of the Jojoba Oil
64 grams of the Jungle Love Fragrance Oil

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Amounts for Orange Soap Colorant

5 grams of the Neon Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Amounts for Black Soap Colorant

5 grams of the Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Tiger Stripe Soap: Creating the Lye SolutionTiger Stripe Soap: Creating the Lye Solution

First you are going to want to create the lye solution for your cold process soap recipe. So, you will want to measure out 323 grams of the water and 115 grams of the lye. Of course, you will want to mix these cosmetic ingredients in a well vented area. Further, you will want to wear a face mask and protective clothing. Once you have made these preparations you can add the lye to the water while gently stirring the solution. Once the solution cools, you can add 8 grams of Sodium Lactate. Until the lye solution cools you can begin preparing the cosmetic oils and the soap colorant.

Tiger Stripe Soap: Preparing the Cosmetic OilsTiger Stripe Soap: Preparing the Cosmetic Oils

Next, you are going to create your cosmetic oils for this soap recipe. These cosmetic oils will be added to a microwave safe bowl to melt in the microwave. So, you will need to add 85 grams of Avocado Oil, 127 grams of Mango Butter, 170 grams of Sunflower Oil, 85 grams of Apricot Kernel Oil, 127 grams of Shea Butter, 212 grams of Coconut Oil 76, and 42 grams of Jojoba Oil. After these soap making oils have melted, you can set this bowl aside to reach room temperature.

Tiger Stripe Soap:Preparing the Soap ColorantsTiger Stripe Soap: Preparing the Soap Colorants

While you are waiting for the lye solution and the wholesale cosmetic oils to both cool to room temperature, you can start to prepare the soap colorants. You will need two small bowls to hold your colorants. One of these bowls will be used to hold each of the two different colors used in this homemade soap recipe.

Tiger Stripe Soap: Prepare the Orange Soap Colorant

In one small bowl you will want to prepare the orange soap colorant. This small bowl will contain 5 grams of the Neon Oxide FUN Soap Colorant. So, you can prepare the orange colorant for your tiger soap.

Tiger Stripe Soap: Prepare the Black Soap Colorant

In a second small bowl you will want to prepare the black colorant for your animal print soap. This bowl will contain 5 grams of the Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant that you will use in a later step for this soap.

Tiger Stripe Soap: Emulsifying the Soap IngredientsTiger Stripe Soap: Emulsifying the Soap Ingredients

You are going to want to pour the lye solution into your mixing bowl of cosmetic oils. Then, you will need to use a stick blender to emulsify these lovely soap making ingredients together. Once your soap batter has just about reached the point of trace, you are ready to move on to the next step in the cp soap process.

Tiger Stripe Soap: Adding the Fragrance OilTiger Stripe Soap: Adding the Fragrance Oil

Now, you are ready to include the soap scent in your emulsified mixture. So, you will add 64 grams of the Jungle Love Fragrance Oil to your soap batter. After, be sure to use a stick blender to fully incorporate the scent. This will provide your soap with an aroma of tropical and citrus scents. This fragrance contains a combination of fresh squeezed oranges, pineapples, bananas, coconut, and fresh kiwi notes.

Tiger Stripe Soap: Separate Into Two PortionsTiger Stripe Soap: Separate Into Two Portions

Next, you will want to separate your soap batter into two equal portions. One of these portions will be used for each of the colors for this soap making recipe. So, you will need to grab another clean mixing bowl and add half of the soap to this bowl. After your homemade cp soap has been divided you are ready to prepare your two colors.

Tiger Stripe Soap: Adding the Soap ColorantTiger Stripe Soap: Adding the Soap Colorant

Now you are going to add the soap colorant to each of the two portions of soap. In one of the two bowls, you will need to add the neon orange soap colorant. You can use the stick blender to thoroughly mix everything together. Next, you can use the black soap colorant to add to the second portion of the soap batter. You will want to wipe off your stick blender and use it to fully incorporate the colorant.

Tiger Stripe Soap: Filling Your Squeeze BottlesTiger Stripe Soap: Filling Your Squeeze Bottles

You are going to use these two colored soap portions to fill up your squeeze bottles. First, you are going to use your black colored soap portion and pour your soap into the bottle. Second, you are going to use the orange colored soap portion to fill another squeeze bottle. Once both of your bottles are filled you can add the lids. Now you are ready to use the filled bottles of soap.

Tiger Stripe Soap: Creating the Tiger StripesTiger Stripe Soap: Creating the Tiger Stripes

Now you are going to use your small square mold to begin your soap making process. So, you are going to want to use the black colored soap to create lines in the mold. You will want to make sure that these lines look like tiger stripes. You will continue to make these lines all throughout your soap mold.

Tiger Stripe Soap: Fill in the Empty SpaceTiger Stripe Soap: Fill in the Empty Space

Once you have all your stripes made with the black soap, you are ready to add the orange color. So, take your orange colored soap and fill in the empty places in the mold. Once you have created the first layer of this animal print soap, you can move on to creating the second layer in your homemade cold process soap.

Tiger Stripe Soap: Creating the Additional Soap Layers Tiger Stripe Soap: Creating the Additional Soap Layers

Now you are going to create the next layer of your tiger soap. You will want to go back and use the black colored soap to begin creating this second layer. So, you can use this soap to put another layer on the black stripes of the previous layer. Next, you will want to continue to make this second layer with the orange soap. Layer this orange soap by layering it on the orange soap from the previous layer. You will want to continue to alternate your colors and create additional layers of the soap.

Tiger Stripe Soap: Swirling the SoapTiger Stripe Soap: Swirling the Soap

Once your homemade soap has reached the top of the soap mold, you are going to swirl the top of your soap. So, you will need to use a wooden skewer to swirl the top of your soap. Of course, you are going to want to keep your wooden skewer towards the top of the soap. If you swirl too low into the mold, then you may ruin the stripes of your tiger soap. You will want to create a soap pattern that is a similar design to the swirled soap we are creating in the picture.

Tiger Stripe Soap: Finish Your CP Soap Recipe

Finally, your homemade soap with lye is done and nearly ready for you to use! Now you will just need to wait about 24 to 48 hours before you can remove the soap from the wholesale soap mold. After removing your soap from the mold, you will want to wait until your soap is set up enough to cut into individual bars. You will be able to cut sixteen individual bars. Now, you will just need to wait for your cold process soap to finish going through the curing process. This will take four to six weeks to be finished curing. Afterward, you will be able to use your finished soap!

Tiger Stripe Soap: Learn About Baby Tigers

While tigers are both beautiful and dangerous creatures, baby tigers just look so cute! These cubs have beautiful marking just like their parents, but they look as sweet as a kitten. If you want to learn even more about little tigers and see some adorable pictures, then check out Facts About Baby Tigers from Mom and Me.

Tiger Stripe Soap: Ask Us Your QuestionsTiger Stripe Soap: Ask Us Your Questions

We hope that you have enjoyed making this homemade animal print soap recipe! If you have any more questions about how to make the tiger print soap, then you can reach out to ask us You can talk to us on the phone, 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 our handle @ngscents to find us on either Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these social media platforms to ask any questions that you may have, but you can share your own cold process soap creations, too! So, we hope that hear from you sometime soon!

May
29

Cucumber Melons Soap Recipe


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Cucumber Melons Soap RecipeCucumber Melons Soap Recipe

If you are looking for a fun soap recipe, then you may want to try out the Cucumber Melons Soap Recipe! This cp soap recipe from Natures Garden uses luscious soap making ingredients and a fun soaping technique to create this free craft recipe. So, this finished soap will have the unique appearance of funnel pour soap and will nourish your skin. Plus, this scented soap recipe includes the refreshing aroma of our cucumber melons fragrance. You can check out this lovely soap making recipe in this soap blog.

Cucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Clean and Prepare

Before you begin making this homemade soap recipe, you are going to want to make some preparations. First, gather and wash any equipment 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 comfortably, so you will have a good work space that will make the process easier to do and more fun!

Cucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Prepare a Bottle of Vinegar

You will need to prepare a bottle of vinegar before creating your homemade soap. This bottle of vinegar will be useful for cp soap safety, as the vinegar will be used to deactivate lye that may come into contact with your skin. Also, you can use the 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.

Cucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Soap Making for Beginners

If you haven’t ever made homemade soap from scratch, then you may want to look at some of our classes on the cold process soap process. First, you will need to make sure that you are familiar with soap making safety. Of course, you can find out how to be safe and make soap correctly in our Soap Making Safety Class. Also, you may want to Click Here For Basic CP Soap Making Class. Anyone that feels ready to make this bath and body recipe, should continue reading this blog!

Cucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Available from Natures Garden

Lye
Mango Butter
Palm Oil RBD
Sweet Almond Oil
Apricot Kernel Oil
Coconut Oil 76
Shea Butter
Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant
Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
Cucumber and Melons Fragrance Oil
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
Large Rectangle Tray – Mold Market Mold
Safety GLOVES for Soap Making- 1 pair
Thermometer
Safety MASK for Soap Making- 2 count
Soap Making Apron

Cucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Other Needed Ingredients

Scale
Water
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Stick Blender
Rubber Spatula
Vinegar
8 ounce Squeeze Bottles (5)

Cucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Weights for the CP Soap

323 grams of Distilled Water
116 grams of Lye

212 grams of Coconut Oil 76
128 grams of Sweet Almond Oil
42 grams of Apricot Oil
35 grams of Mango Butter
50 grams of Palm Oil
85 grams of Meadowfoam Seed Oil
128 grams of Shea Butter
170 grams of Sunflower Oil
64 grams of Cucumber and Melons Fragrance Oil

Cucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Amounts for the Lime Green Portion

4 drops of Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant

Cucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Amounts for the Neon Green Portion

5 drops of Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant

Cucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Amounts for the Yellow Green Portion

3 drops of Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant
5 drops of Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant

Cucumber Soap Recipe: Amounts for the White Portion

8 grams of Titanium Dioxide (per bottle)
Mixed with a small amount of soaping oils

Cucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Making the Lye Solution

First, you are going to create the lye solution for your homemade soap recipe. 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. In separate containers, you will need to measure out 323 grams of water and 116 grams of lye. As always, you are going to stir as you add the lye to your water. After all the lye is mixed in, you will need to wait for your solution to cool to room temperature.

Preparing Your Soaping OilsCucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Preparing Your Soaping Oils

Next, you are ready to prepare your soap making oils for this recipe. In a microwave safe bowl, you will need to add 212 grams Coconut Oil 76, 128 grams Sweet Almond Oil, 42 grams Apricot Oil, 35 grams Mango Butter, 50 grams Palm Oil, 85 grams Meadowfoam Seed Oil, 128 grams Shea Butter, and 170 grams Sunflower Oil. After these oils have completely melted, you will set them aside until your lye solution is at the right temperature.

Preparing the Soap ColorantsCucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Preparing the Soap Colorants

While you are waiting for your lye solution and cosmetic oils to cool down, you can begin preparing your colorants for the cold process soap.  These colorants will be added directly to the squeeze bottles. You are going to need a total of five squeeze bottles. You will need to prepare colorants for the white soap, lime green soap, yellow green soap, and neon green soap. While you will have four different colors, you will have two bottles of the white colored soap.

Cucumber Melons Soap Recipe: White Soap Colorant

For the white soap colorant, you are going to need two of the squeeze bottles. So, add 8 grams of the Titanium Dioxide and a small amount of liquid soaping oils to each of these bottles. You can set these two bottles aside for the moment.

Cucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Lime Green Soap Colorant

The lime green soap colorant will have 4 drops of the Lime Green Soap Colorant added to one of your squeeze bottles. Then, you can set this squeeze bottle aside for later. 

Cucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Neon Green Soap Colorant

The neon green soap colorant will have 5 drops of the Neon Green Soap Colorant added to one of your squeeze bottles. Then, set this bottle aside for now.

Cucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Yellow Green Soap Colorant

The yellow green soap colorant will have 3 drops of the Neon Yellow Soap Colorant and 5 drops of the Lime Green Soap Colorant added to one of your squeeze bottles. Then, set this bottle aside for a later step.

Combine the Oils and Lye SolutionCucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Combine the Oils and Lye Solution

Once your cosmetic oils and lye solution are at the right temperature, you are ready to combine them. You will want to make sure that they are within ten degrees of each other. Then, you can add the lye solution to your melted cosmetic oils. You will need to use a stick blender to emulsify your soaping ingredients. Once your ingredients are fully mixed, you ready for the next step.

Adding the Fragrance OilCucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Adding the Fragrance Oil

After, you will be ready to add the fragrance oil to your soap mixture. So, you are going to need 64 grams of the Cucumber and Melons Fragrance Oil. This fragrance has a refreshing aroma that begins with notes of sweet and sour cucumber and a deep green oily note. This scent continues with hints of violet and a background of sweet, freshly sliced honeydew melon. Again, you will use a stick blender to incorporate this scent.

Coloring the SoapCucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Coloring the Soap

Now, you are going to use your scented soap batter to fill the squeeze bottles. You will want to fill each of your five squeeze bottles with soap batter. Once the squeeze bottles are filled, you will put the lid on and hold it closed. Then, shake to mix the colorant into your soap batter.

Filling the Soap MoldCucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Filling the Soap Mold

Once your soap colorant has been incorporated, you are ready to fill up the rectangle soap mold tray. You are going to alternate between using four different colors of soap. So, you will need to set up your mixed squeeze bottles and your soap mold. So, you can continue reading to learn how to use the bottles to add your soap to the mold.

Adding the Yellow Green SoapCucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Adding the Yellow Green Soap

To start filling your soap mold, you are going to use the yellow green colored soap. You will use the squeeze bottle to place small yellow green dots all over the mold. Once your mold looks similar to the picture to the left, you will need to squeeze a white dot directly on top of each of your yellow green colored soap.

Adding the Lime Green SoapCucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Adding the Lime Green Soap

Next, you are going to place lime green dots around the soap mold. You can place these dots on the empty space or on top of the previous dots. Once your own soap mold looks similar to the picture on the left, you will want to put white dots directly on top of these lime green colored soap dots.

Adding the Neon Green SoapCucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Adding the Neon Green Soap

Next, you will want to place neon green dots around the soap mold. Then, you will want to put white soap dots directly on top of the neon green dots.

Continue the ProcessCucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Continue the Process

Now, you will want to repeat the last three steps. You will continue to alternate between green and white soap color until your soap mold is completely filled. Once the mold is completely filled you can tap the mold gently to remove any air bubbles that may be trapped.

Slicing Your Soap BarsCucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Slicing Your Soap Bars

Now, you will need to wait for your homemade soap to set up before you can remove it from the wholesale soap mold. You will want to wait about 24 to 48 hours to ensure that the soap has set up enough to take out. Once you have removed your soap from the mold, you can slice your soap into individual bars. You can easily cut along the lines to create nine bars of cp soap.

Cucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Finishing Your Soap Recipe

Before you can use your homemade soap recipe, you are going to want to wait for the soap to cure. This will make sure that lye has completely reacted and the soap is ready for your skin. The curing process will take about 4-6 weeks. After your soap has finished curing, you can finally use your finished cold process soap!

Cucumber Melon Smoothie

If you enjoy the fragrance for this fun soap recipe, then you may want to check out a food recipe that uses a blend of cucumber and melon that is just as refreshing. The Cucumber Melon Smoothie recipe from Vitamix can be used to make a smoothie you will be sure to enjoy! This scrumptious recipe will blend notes of cantaloupe, honeydew, and cucumber with other delicious flavors to create a truly delicious smoothie recipe.

Have Any Questions?Have Any Questions?

We hope that you have enjoyed making this homemade cold process soap recipe! If you have any questions about making this cp soap, then feel free to reach out to us for answers. 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 our social media platforms. First, you can find us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to find us on 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 soap creations. So, we hope that you enjoyed this soaping recipe and that we hear from you very soon!

Dec
10

Natures Garden Has a New Blog Page


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Natures Garden Has a New BlogHi Guys!!! We want to thank Afshan and Neal for creating a new blog for Natures Garden Candle & Soap Making Supplies! The design is not 100% done yet, but I have to say…it looks pretty darn good so far! It will take me time to become efficient at blogging, so please be patient with me! Let us know what you think of our new blog! Have a wonderful day!!! Deborah (CEO Natures Garden)

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