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
Cognac and Cubans Fragrance Oil
Rice Bran Oil
Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
Safety GLOVES for Soap Making
Natures Garden Apron
Safety MASK for Soap Making
Other Needed Ingredients for this Cold Process Soap
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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!