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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
11

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe


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Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Are you looking for fun soap craft ideas for making soap without lye? Then, check out the Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe from Natures Garden Soap Making Supplies! This craft recipe uses quality soap making supplies like the nourishing bulk soap base and lovely soap scents for homemade soap. So, check out how to make soap like this in this layered melt and pour soap making recipe below!

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Before Soap Making

Before you begin to create your mp soap, you will want to make a few preparations. First, get everything that you need before making your craft to have the process go easier. Also, you will want to sanitize any equipment that you will need. Next, you will want to prepare an area for a work space. Further, it is suggested that you wear gloves, protective clothing, and a hair net while you prepare this mp recipe.

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Ingredients From Natures Garden

Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap Base
Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Dreama Fragrance Oil
Large Square Tray Mold Market Mold
Silicone Soap Mold – 4 Loaf Molds
Embed Mold Daisies
Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
FUN Soap Colorant Neon Yellow
Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
FUN Soap Colorant Yellow Oxide
8 ounce Clear PET Bullet Bottle
FUN Soap Colorant Neon Green
White 24/410 Fine Mist Sprayer
FUN Soap Colorant Kelly Green
Disposable Pipettes
FUN Soap Colorant Lime Green

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Other Needed Ingredients

Cutting Board
Scale
Microwave safe containers
Knife
Microwave
Rubbing alcohol (in the bullet bottle)

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Weights and Amounts of Ingredients

310 grams of the Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap Base
840  grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
55 grams of the Dreama Fragrance Oil
49 grams of the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
9 Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
15 drops of the Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant
3 drops of the Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant 
7 drops of the Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant 
2 grams of the Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant
10 drops of the Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant
Disposable Pipettes
8 ounce Clear PET Bullet Bottle
White 24/410 Fine Mist Sprayer

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Creating the Yellow SoapDreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Creating the Yellow Soap

First, you are going to create the yellow soap for the mp soap recipe. This portion of the melt and pour soap will be used to create the center of the daisy embeds and the yellow soap embeds. So, you are going to need to melt 95 grams of the hemp melt and pour soap. You will want to use thirty second intervals in the microwave to prevent overheating. Then, you will want to add 15 drops of Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant and 3 drops of Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant to the soap.

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Mix In All the IngredientsDreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Mix In All the Ingredients

Next, you are going to mix all the ingredients into your melted soap. First, you will want to stir well to incorporate the colorant into the soap. Next, you will need to add 4 grams of the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. After, you will want to add 4 grams of the Dreama Fragrance Oil. Be sure to mix everything together thoroughly before moving on to the next step.

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Creating the Center of the FlowerDreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Creating the Center of the Flower

One way that you will use this yellow soap is to create the center of the daisies embed mold. You are going to want to use a disposable pipette to transfer the soap. As you create the flower center, you will want to make sure that you are careful to only fill the center of the soap mold. You can set the daisy mold aside for the moment.

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Creating the Yellow EmbedsDreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Creating the Yellow Embeds

Now, you are going to create the confetti to embed in the mp soap base. We chose to use the loaf silicone soap mold, but you can use wax paper instead if you would like. The only difference is that the wax paper embeds will be thinner. Pour the soap into one cavity of your soap mold.  After pouring, you will need to spray the soap base with rubbing alcohol to remove any air bubbles. Before you move on to the next step, you will want to wait for the yellow soap to set up completely.

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Cutting Up the Yellow SoapDreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Cutting Up the Yellow Soap

Once the yellow soap is completely set up, you will need to remove it from the mold. Next, you are going to cut the soap into small squares. You will want to create small squares. First, we cut lines in the direction in one direction. Then, in the opposite direction to create small squares that are about the same size.

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Create the Green EmbedsDreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Create the Green Embeds

Next, you are going to create the green embeds for your soap. You will want to use 75 grams of the hemp melt and pour soap for this portion. Use a microwave safe bowl and short bursts in the microwave to melt your soap. Once everything is melted, you will want to add the green soap colorant. So, add 7 drops of the Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant and 2 drops of the Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant to your mp soap.

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Mixing in the IngredientsDreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Mixing in the Ingredients

Now, you are going to mix all of the cosmetic ingredients together. Of course, you will want to mix the colorant into the soap. Also, you will want to add in add 3 grams of the Dreama Fragrance Oil and 3 grams of the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. After everything is mixed together, you are ready to move on to the next step in the process.

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Cutting the Green EmbedsDreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Cutting the Green Embeds

At this point you are ready to pour your homemade soap. So, you will pour your mp soap the same way that you did previously for the yellow soap. Then, spray the top with rubbing alcohol to release air bubbles. Next, remove the soap and cut your green soap embeds into small squares to match the yellow soap squares.

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Making the Lime Green SoapDreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Making the Lime Green Soap

Lastly, you are going to create the lime green soap embeds for the homemade mp soap recipe. You are going to need to melt 75 grams of the hemp melt and pour soap base. Melt the soap base using the microwave in thirty second bursts.

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Mix and Pour the SoapDreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Mix and Pour the Soap

Now, you are going to mix in 3 grams of Dreama Fragrance Oil, 3 grams of Vanilla White, and 10 drops of the Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant. After everything has been mixed together well, you will need to pour the soap into either the soap mold or the wax paper. Also, you are going to need to spray the soap with rubbing alcohol.

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Cutting Up the SoapDreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Cutting Up the Soap

Once the lime green soap sets up completely, you are ready to cut the soap into pieces. So, you will want to cut the soap into pieces that will match the previous embeds for the green and yellow soap portions.

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Mix Together the Colored EmbedsDreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Mix Together the Colored Embeds

Before you move on to the next step, you are going to need to mix your cut up soap embeds together. This will make it easier for you to add them your mp soap later on. Once you have your soap mixed up, you can set the pile aside for a later step.

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Preparing the Daisy MoldDreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Preparing the Daisy Mold

Now, you are ready to return to the daisies embed mold. First, you are going to melt the hemp soap base. After the homemade soap is melted, you will need to mix in 3 grams of the Dreama Fragrance Oil and 3 grams of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. Before you can pour this mixture, you will need to spray the yellow soap with rubbing alcohol.

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Making the Daisy EmbedsDreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Making the Daisy Embeds

Next, you are going to pour the white scented soap to the daisies soap mold. After filling each of the molds, you will want to spray the top with rubbing alcohol. Now, you will need to wait for the soap to set up before removing the flowers from the mold.

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Adding the Daisies to the MoldDreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Adding the Daisies to the Mold

You are going to add these daisies to the square tray mold. Each of the squares are going to need to have one flower centered in it. Of course, you will want to make sure that the flower is perfectly centered as you won’t be able to move them after you add the clear soap base.

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Pouring the First Clear LayerDreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Pouring the First Clear Layer

Now you are going to need to prepare the first clear layer of this soap recipe. So, melt 420 grams of the Diamond Clear soap base. Then, mix in 21 grams of the Dreama Fragrance Oil and 21 grams of the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. Stir these ingredients together well. You will need to spray the flowers with rubbing alcohol before you pour the clear soap base. Then, you are ready to slowly pour the soap into the mold.

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Adding the Soap Embeds Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Adding the Soap Embeds

Once the first layer has completely set up, you will be ready to add the soap embeds. First, spray the layer with rubbing alcohol and spread the soap into the mold. You will want to make sure that you spread the soap as evenly as possible.

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Adding the Second Clear LayerDreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Adding the Second Clear Layer

Now, you are going to prepare the second layer for this soap recipe. So, you will need to melt 420 grams of the Diamond Clear mp soap base. Then, mix in 21 grams of the Dreama Fragrance Oil and 21 grams of the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. Now, spray the soap embeds with rubbing alcohol and pour the second layer. Lastly, spray the top of the soap to remove air bubbles.

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Enjoy Your Finished SoapDreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Enjoy Your Finished Soap

Finally, your homemade soap is nearly ready to use! Once your mp soap has set up, you can remove it from the mold. Then, you will need to cut the lines in the square mold. This will give you 9 bars of melt and pour soap after cutting your soap into individual bars. Now you can finally use your homemade soap and we hope that you enjoyed it!

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Fun Flower Facts

If you love the aroma of our Dreama Fragrance Oil, then you are probably a fan of beautiful flowers. So, you may be interested in learning some fun facts about flowers. For instance, during the Victorian Era to send encoded messages using bouquets of flowers based on a floral dictionary. You can learn more about this fun fact and even more by checking out the article 10 Mind-Blowing Flower Facts! from Flora Next.

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Reach Out to UsDreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Reach Out to Us

Whether you used this recipe to learn how to make your own handmade soap, we hope that you enjoyed making this mp soap recipe! If you have any more questions about how to soap like this, then you can reach out to ask us your questions. You can reach out to us on our HUG, in the store located in Wellington, Ohio, and on our website. Another easy way that you can reach out to us online is through our social media pages. We are available on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on both Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these social media platforms to ask us any questions that you may have about making soap, but you can share your own homemade soap creations, too! So, we hope we hear from you soon!

Jun
05

Why Use Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mar
13
Soap Making Ideas: Rainbow MP Soap Recipe

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe


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Rainbow MP Soap RecipeRainbow MP Soap Recipe

Sometimes our inspirations come from the simplest things.  Well, over the past few weeks I have been testing, creating videos, and packaging cold process soaps using Natures Garden’s FUN Soap Colorants.  Once they were packaged and labeled, I took them to Shannon to display in the store.  We carry 21 of these colorants and I tested each soap colorant using five different amounts.  So, this meant that we had over 100 soaps to display.  Shannon decided to display them on a round, tiered display in our store, see the display here.  When I saw how she displayed them, I was immediately inspired to create a variety of rainbow themed recipes that will go on the bottom tier of her display.  So, below, you will find my Rainbow MP Soap Recipe, the second of several recipes we will be creating inspired by this display.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: The Ingredients You Will Need From Natures Garden

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Angel Wings Fragrance Oil
Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
Whipped Soap Base
Vegetable Glycerin
Deep Purple FUN Soap Colorant
Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant
Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant
Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant
Eye Poke Orange FUN Soap Colorant
Jailhouse Red FUN Soap Colorant
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Silicone Soap Mold 4 Loaf Mold
8 ounce Clear PET Bottles
White Fine Mist Sprayer 24/410
Mitre Box
Mitre Box Cutter

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Other Things You Will Need

Small Microwave Safe Mixing bowls (7)
Deep Mixing Bowls (2)
Mixing Spoons
Hand Mixer
Scale
Knife
Cutting Board
Rubbing Alcohol (Placed in your 8 ounce bottle with a sprayer lid.)
Microwave Oven

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Preparing Your SoapRainbow MP Soap Recipe: Preparing Your Soap

First, I prepared all of my soap.  This means weighing out and cutting up all of the soap for each of the seven layers.  You will need your scale, mixing bowls, and clear melt and pour soap.  Now, in each of your seven mixing bowls, weigh out and cut up 130 grams of Natures Garden’s Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Purple Soap Layer

Now, you will need one of your bowls of clear melt and pour soap.  You will also need the deep purple FUN Soap Colorant, fragrance oil, and Vanilla White.  Finally, you will need your 4 loaf mold, and your bottle of rubbing alcohol.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Purple Soap LayerSo, place your mixing bowl in the microwave for about 30 seconds.  If you notice that the soap has not completely melted, you may need about 10 more seconds.  This will all just depend on your microwave.  Once your soap has melted, add 4 drops of the purple soap colorant.  Then, add 6 grams of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil and 6 grams of the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Use a mixing spoon to blend the ingredients.  Finally, pour your melted purple soap into the loaf mold.  Spray the melted soap with rubbing alcohol to release the air bubbles.  Allow the purple soap to setup completely before moving on.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Blue Soap Layer

Next, we will be preparing a blue layer of soap.  So, you will, once again, need one of your bowls of weighed out soap, your fragrance oil, and Vanilla White.  In addition, you will need the ultramarine blue soap colorant and your soap mold.  At this time, also get your Angel Wings fragrance oil and Vanilla White Color Stabilizer ready.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Blue Soap LayerSo, place your next bowl of melt and pour soap in the microwave.  Heat the soap for about 30 seconds, or until it is melted.  Once your soap has melted, add 3 drops of the ultramarine blue FUN Soap Colorant.  Also, add 6 grams of Vanilla White and 6 grams of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil.  Mix the soap base to incorporate the ingredients.  Now, spray your previous purple layer with rubbing alcohol and pour the blue melted soap right on top of the purple soap.  Lastly, spray the blue layer with rubbing alcohol and let this layer setup.  Rubbing alcohol will not only help layers of soap adhere to each other, it also helps release air bubbles.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Dark Green Soap Layer

Next, we will prepare our Kelly green soap.  So, once again, you will need one of your bowls of soap.  This time, you will need the Kelly green FUN Soap Colorant.  Also, your fragrance oil, color stabilizer, rubbing alcohol, and soap mold should be in front of you.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Dark Green Soap LayerAgain, melt your soap using the microwave.  Then, add 3 drops of Kelly green FUN Soap Colorant.  Also, add 6 grams of Natures Garden’s Angel Wings Fragrance Oil and 6 grams of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Using a mixing spoon, stir to blend the ingredients together.  Lastly, spray your blue soap with rubbing alcohol and pour your green soap on top.  Once again, spray the soap with rubbing alcohol and allow it to setup.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Lime Green Soap Layer

This time we will be preparing the lime green layer.  So, once again, you will need a bowl of clear soap that you weighed out earlier.  You will also need the Angel Wings scent and color stabilizer.  You will also need your silicone soap mold and bottle of rubbing alcohol.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Lime Green Soap LayerNow, melt your soap base using your microwave.  Once you have melted your soap, you will need to add color and scent.  So, add 3 drops of lime green soap colorant.  In addition, add 6 grams of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil and 6 grams of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Slowly, stir melted soap with your spoon to completely mix the ingredients together.  Next, spray your Kelly green soap with rubbing alcohol so that the lime green layer will adhere to the lime green layer.  Finally, pour the lime green soap directly on top of the Kelly green soap.  Once again, spray the soap with rubbing alcohol to release any air bubbles that have formed.  Once you spray your soap, allow it to harden completely before moving on.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Orange Soap Layer

Now, we will prepare our orange layer of soap.  For this layer, we will use Natures Garden’s Eye Poke Orange FUN Soap Colorant.  So, you will need this colorant along with another bowl of soap base you weighed out earlier.  In addition, you will need your Angel Wings Fragrance Oil and Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Also, place your mold in front of you and you rubbing alcohol close.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Orange Soap LayerNext, melt the soap base in your microwave.  Now that your soap is melted, add 4 drops of Eye Poke Orange Soap Colorant.  Then, add 6 grams of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil and Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Stir to incorporate the ingredients.  Finally, spray your lime green soap with rubbing alcohol and pour the orange soap right on top.  Spray your orange soap with rubbing alcohol to release air bubbles that have formed.  Allow your orange soap to setup.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Jailhouse Red Soap Layer

Next, we will be preparing a layer using Natures Garden’s Jailhouse Red soap color.  So, you will need the Jailhouse Red FUN Soap Colorant.  Additionally, you will need another bowl of soap, the scent, and stabilizer.  Finally, you will need your bottle of rubbing alcohol and soap in the mold.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Jailhouse Red Soap LayerSo, place your bowl in your microwave and melt your soap base.  Then, melt the soap.  Once your soap is melted, add 3 drops of the red soap colorant.  Also, add 6 grams of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil along with 6 grams of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Now, mix to blend the ingredients completely.  At this time spray your orange layer with rubbing alcohol.  Finally, pour your red layer right on top of the orange layer and spray, once again, with rubbing alcohol.  Allow your soap to setup before moving to your next layer.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Tomato Red Soap Layer

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Tomato Red Soap LayerOur final layer will be colored with Natures Garden’s Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant.  Now, melt your last bowl of mp soap base in your microwave.  Then, add 6 grams of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Also, add 6 grams of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil.  Finally, add 4 drops of Tomato Red Soap Colorant.  Mix to incorporate the ingredients completely together.  Finally, spray your previous layer with rubbing alcohol and pour your tomato red soap on top.  Spray the tomato red soap with rubbing alcohol.  Allow this final layer to setup before moving on.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Rainbows

Now, we will prepare the rainbows that will top our soap.  This will be done using melt and pour soap and vegetable glycerin.  We will pour the soap into the remaining 2 cavities of the loaf soap mold and allow it to setup.  Later, we will slice it into smaller pieces and use the smaller pieces to create our rainbows.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare The Red LayerRainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare The Red Layer

So, first, melt 30 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  Then, add 3 grams of Vegetable Glycerin, 1 gram of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil, 1 gram of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer, and 1 drop of Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant.  Stir to blend the ingredients.  Now, in two of the cavities of the silicone 4 loaf mold, pour the melted soap.  You want to pour half the soap in one cavity, and half in the other.  Allow it to setup before moving to the next color.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare The Orange LayerRainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare The Orange Layer

Next, once again, melt 30 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  Then, add 3 grams of Vegetable Glycerin, 1 gram of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil, 1 gram of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer, and 1 drop of Eye Poke Orange FUN Soap Colorant.  Mix everything together slowly and thoroughly until everything is combined.  Spray the red soap with rubbing alcohol.  Then, pour the orange soap right on top, in the same manner you did before.  Allow the soap to setup before you prepare the next color.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare The Green LayerRainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare The Green Layer

At this time, we will begin preparing the lime green layer.  Melt 30 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  Now, add 3 grams of Vegetable Glycerin, 1 gram of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil, 1 gram of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer, and 1 drop of Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant.  Finally, stir to incorporate the ingredients.  Spray the orange soap with rubbing alcohol.  Then, pour the green soap right on top of the orange soap, pouring half in each cavity.  Allow the soap to setup before you prepare the next color.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare The Blue LayerRainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare The Blue Layer

Again, melt 30 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  We will begin preparing the blue layer.  Once your soap is melted, beginning adding 3 grams of Vegetable Glycerin, 1 gram of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil, 1 gram of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer, and 1 drop of Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant.  Finally, stir to incorporate the ingredients. Spray the green soap with rubbing alcohol.  Then, pour a blue layer of soap right on top of the green soap in both cavities.  After spraying the soap with rubbing alcohol, allow it to setup before you prepare the next color.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare The Purple LayerRainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare The Purple Layer

Finally, we will begin preparing the purple layer.  We will melt one more layer of soap.  So, melt 30 grams of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  Now, add 3 grams of Vegetable Glycerin, 1 gram of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil, 1 gram of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer, and 1 drop of Deep Purple FUN Soap Colorant.  Finally, stir to incorporate the ingredients. Spray the blue soap with rubbing alcohol.  Then, pour the purple soap right on top of the blue soap.  Again, spray the soap with rubbing alcohol.  Allow the soap to setup before you move on.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Cutting the RainbowsRainbow MP Soap Recipe: Cutting the Rainbows

Lastly, once the soap has setup, remove it from the mold.  Then, slice it into strips.  You want them to be about 3/4 inch wide and about 5 3/4 inches.  So, you want to be sure you are slicing them long ways.  Finally, do the same with the soap in the cavity of the mold.  You will notice that due to the addition of vegetable glycerin, the soap is nice and flexible.  This will allow us to bend them into a rainbow shape and later place them on top of our whipped soap.  Go ahead and shape each rainbow so that you have them ready for the top of the soap.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Whipped Soap Base

Now, we will begin preparing our whipped soap base.  The whipped soap base is meant to look like clouds in this recipe.  It will also anchor our rainbows to our soap loaf.  So, in a deep mixing bowl, weigh out 200 grams of the whipped soap base.  Next, add 20 grams of vegetable glycerin, 20 grams of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil, and 20 grams of Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Then, use a hand mixer to fluff the soap to a fluffy cloud-like consistency.  Set this aside for a moment, we will come back to it.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Whipped Soap Base

In a separate mixing bowl, weigh out 200 grams of Natures Garden’s Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base.  Melt the soap base using your microwave.  Once the soap is melted, pour it into the bowl containing the whipped soap.  Finally, mix the soap once again with your hand mixer.

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Topping the Soap

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Topping the Soap
At this time, we will begin topping our soap loaf.  Place the whipped soap on top of each loaf, covering the entire loaf.  You will use half of the whipped soap on each loaf.  So, when you are finished it will look like clouds on top of your soap.

 

 

 

Rainbow MP Soap Recipe: Topping the Soap

Then, place the rainbows on top of the loaves.  We used about 4 rainbows on each loaf.

Once your soap has finished setting up, slice your soap using your mitre box and mitre box cutter.  Then, you can use your rainbow melt and pour soap right away.

Mar
09

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe


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St Patricks Day Soap RecipeSt Patricks Day Soap Recipe

March 17th is right around the corner.  So, Natures Garden created this St Patricks Day soap recipe for this occasion. For one day everything will turn green in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. From foods to rivers to people, a green sea will take over our streets for the day. The history of St. Patrick’s Day might surprise some though.  St Patrick Day didn’t begin as a day to eat, drink, and party. In 1631, the Catholic Church named the day an official Feast Day for St. Patrick.  St. Patrick was the patron saint of Ireland. It was a day of religious observation.  Read more about Saint Patrick and his life here.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap Base
Apple Happy Camper Candy Fragrance Oil
Vegetable Glycerin
Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
Silicone 6 Cavity Muffin Mold
Square Loaf Mold Market Mold
Basic Square Mold Market Mold
Natures Garden Soap Apron
4 oz Clear Bullet Bottle
Black Fine Mist Sprayer 20/410
Diamond Dust Mica Pigment

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment Needed

9″ x 13″ Cake Pan
Skewer
Scale
Knife
Cutting Board
Mixing Bowls
Microwave Oven
Mixing Spoons

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Apple Happy Camper Fragrance Oil

n NG original scent!  Tempt your taste buds with the aroma of tangy yet sweet green apple goodness that will remind you of the sour green apple candy you enjoyed during childhood.

Top Notes: Tart Green Apple, Pineapple, Peach
Middle Notes: Juicy Pear, Nectarine, Strawberry
Base Notes: Banana, Apple Blossoms, Vanilla Bean

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for the Tops of the Hats

500 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base
25 grams Apple Happy Camper Fragrance Oil
3 grams Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
20 grams Vegetable Glycerin
10 grams Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for the Brims of the Hats

900 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
45 grams Apple Happy Camper Fragrance Oil
6 grams Diamond Dust Mica
130 grams Vegetable Glycerin
20 grams Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Weigh Prepare Your Shimmering Green Colorant for the Silicone Mold

Before we begin, we will prepare our shimmering green soap colorant.  In a small bowl, weigh out 6 grams of Diamond Dust Mica Pigment.  Then, add about 40 grams of vegetable glycerin.  Mix everything together until it is smooth and clump free.

Next, in the same bowl, add 15 grams of Natures Garden’s Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant.  Again, mix to incorporate all of the ingredients.  Continue to mix until everything is mixed evenly.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Weigh Out the Soap for the Silicone Mold

First, weigh out the portion of the soap that will be added to the silicone muffin mold.  You will need to begin by cutting and weighing out 500 grams of Natures Garden Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  Then, you will melt the soap base using a microwave oven.  You want to melt your soap in 30-second intervals, until the soap base is in a liquid state.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Adding the Apple Happy Camper Fragrance Oil

Now, we will be adding the Apple Happy Camper Fragrance Oil.  So, to the bowl containing the melted soap, add 50 grams of the Apple Happy Camper Fragrance Oil.  Then, mix until the apple fragrance oil is completely mixed.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Adding the Shimmering Green Colorant

Finally, we will be adding our green soap colorant.  So, while your soap is still fluid, add the green colorant you prepared.  Then, once again, mix to incorporate the colorant.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Pouring the Soap into the Mold

Now, pour your melted soap into the molds.  You will need to pour it into the silicone muffin mold.  You will need to create a total of 6 bases.  So, pour the melted soap into 6 cavities and allow them to setup.  Remove them from the mold.  Set them aside for now, we will come back to them.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Prepare Green Colorant for the Cake Pan

Before preparing the remaining soap, we will prepare our green colorant for the soap that will be added to the cake pan.  So, in a small bowl, add 6 grams of the diamond dust mica.  Then, add about 40 grams of the vegetable glycerin.  Mix well to create a smooth paste like consistency.  Then, add about 20 grams of the neon green colorant.  Again, mix to incorporate the colorant.  Set this colorant aside for a bit, we will come back to it.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Prepare the Soap for the Cake Pan

Next, we will prepare the soap for the cake pan.  We will pour this portion of the soap in a pan, then, later cut the soap into circles.  So, weigh out 900 grams of Natures Garden’s Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  Then, melt the soap in the microwave.  Again, melt the soap in 30-second interval.

Once the clear soap base is melted, pour about 3/4 of the soap into the pan.  Spray the soap with rubbing alcohol to release any air bubbles.  Allow your soap to setup.  Set the remaining soap aside, we will come back to it.

 

 

Now, we will be adding the remaining soap to the cake pan.  So, go ahead and remelt the remaining green soap.  Use caution, you do not want the soap to get too hot.  You really need it to simply be in a fluid state.  It is extremely important that it is not too hot, we do not want it to melt the previous layer.  So, once your soap is remelted, spray the soap in the pan with rubbing alcohol.  Then, pour the melted soap directly on top of the soap in the pan that has already setup.  Once again, spray the soap with rubbing alcohol and quickly move to the next step.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Add the Tops of the Hats

Now, we will add the tops of the hats.  We will add these to the pan containing the soap that we just poured.  While your final layer of soap is still fluid, place the six muffin bases into the pan.  You want the largest part of the muffin to set into the soap in the pan.  Place all six in the pan.  Space them evenly throughout the pan.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Cutting Out the Hats

Now, we will begin cutting out the hats.  First, slowly and carefully, remove the soap from the pan. You will notice that you have a solid sheet with the tops of hats sticking out.  I would like to note, you will have some excess soap once you cut your hats out.  You can simply remelt the extra soap and pour it into a mold of your choosing.

Then, use a knife or wooden skewer to cut a circle, creating the brim around each hat.  You will want your circle to be approximately 4 inches in diameter.  You will want to do this with all six of your hats.  Then, remove your soaps from the sheet.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Creating the Black Bands

Next, we will be creating the black bands for each hat.  We will create a total of six bands.  They will need to be about 1/4″ wide and about 8 inches in length.  So, begin by weighing out the soap.  In a small mixing bowl, weigh out 70 grams of Natures Garden’s Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  Then, melt the soap in the microwave.  Again, melt the soap in 30-second intervals until the soap is in a liquid state.  Then, add three drops of the black oxide FUN Soap Colorant.  Mix to incorporate the colorant.  Finally, add 3 grams of the Apple Happy Camper Fragrance Oil and 3 grams of vegetable glycerin.  Stir, once again, to incorporate the fragrance oil before pouring it into the silicone 4 loaf mold.  However, keep about 15 grams of soap in your bowl, you will remelt it later and use it as a “glue” to adhere your bands to your hats.

Allow the soap to setup before removing it from the mold.  Once you have removed the soap from the mold, slice the soap into 1/4″ strips.  Place the soap in front of you vertically.  Then, slice them vertically as well.  You want the strips to be about 8″ long.  You can then trim off the extra later when you are adding them to the hat.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Add the Black Bands to Your Hat

Now, you will wrap the soap around the hat, using the leftover black soap to help adhere the bands.  First, spray the green hat with rubbing alcohol.  Then, wrap a black band around each hat.  If necessary, trim any excess black soap.  You will want to hold the bands in place for about 30 seconds each to give them time to adhere to the hats.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Create the Gold Buckles

Lastly, we will create the gold buckles.  First, you will need to weigh out 20 grams of Natures Garden’s Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap Base.  Then, melt it in the microwave.  Next, add 10 drops of the neon yellow soap colorant.  Stir to incorporate the colorant.  Then, add 1 gram of the Apple Happy Candy Fragrance Oil.  Again, mix the ingredients together.  Finally, pour the soap into one cavity of the basic square mold.  You will only be creating a thin layer of yellow soap. Leave a few grams of yellow soap in your bowl for later, we will use it to help adhere the buckles to our hats. Once you have poured your yellow soap into the mold, spray the soap with rubbing alcohol.  Then, allow it setup.

Remove the soap from the mold.  Slice the soap into six small squares.  You want all six squares to be about the same size.  Now, each square will need a square hole in the middle.  I used the pointed end of a wooden skewer to create the holes.  You want to make you square look like a buckle.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Add the Gold Buckles to Your Hats

Once you have prepared your buckles, adhere them to your hats.  You want to place them right on top of the black bans.  You will use the same method to place the buckles as you did when placing the bands.  I placed mine in the area where the two ends of the black bands met.  This allowed me to hide that line.  Once you have adhered your buckles, your soap is ready to use!

We hope that you have enjoyed this St Patricks Day soap recipe.  For even more fragrance fun, be sure to check out our recipe box.  You will find both recipes and classes on candle making, soap making, and cosmetic making in this section of our website.  So, whether you are looking for creative ideas to expand your product line or new to soap, candle, and cosmetic making, you are sure to find what you are looking for.

We would love to see what you have been working on.  Be sure to show us your creations.  You can find us on both Instagram or Twitter @ngscents.  Of course, you can always post your creations on our Facebook page.

Jun
09

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics


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Herbs for Soap and CosmeticsHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics

We at Natures Garden love the benefits of our many Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics. Each cosmetic herb has its own unique set of benefits that enhance the products they are used to create. So, adding cosmetic herbs to recipes can lead to a whole bunch of beneficial properties. Some herbs work well to naturally color your products. Some herbs are wonderful for relaxing and stress relief. Other herb additives will provide benefits to the skin, such as reducing acne or soothing irritation. Plus, there are herbs that contain a variety of healthy minerals and vitamins that are very beneficial. So, you can see why natural additives can be so great for your products and why we use them in our recipes whenever we can!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Activated Charcoal PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Activated Charcoal Powder

Activated Charcoal makes a wonderful addition to cosmetics and soaps, as it has a few different benefits. First, this herb is a perfect natural colorant. The color that it provides is a dark black shade that is bold and true. Since the color is natural you can use this instead of adding soap dye or another colorant. Also, this activated charcoal powder is a natural detoxifier! Not only will activated charcoal attract and adsorb grime as you use your product, but the activated charcoal will provide a deep pore clean. Plus, it is a natural odor absorber as it will cling to and remove odor as well. We have created recipes, such as the Activated Charcoal Mask Recipe and  the Total Hot Man CP Soap Recipe, with activated charcoal that you can try out.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Aloe Vera Leaf Powder Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Aloe Vera Leaf Powder 

Next, we have an herb that is very well known for its healing properties. Of course, we are referring to the Aloe Vera Leaf Powder! This healing cosmetic herb is perfect for helping your skin better deal with irritation, sunburn, or inflammation. This herb is soothing and contains antioxidants, vitamin C, and other minerals which allow the skin to heal faster than it normally would. We have tried this herb out by creating the Sunburn Relief Bath Tea Recipe and it worked wonderfully! This creation was perfect for soothing a sunburn disaster! Plus, we added this herb to the Pampered Foot Scrub Recipe to help heal cracked and dry skin on feet, which was a great success. So, this herb is truly a nourishing and helpful herb.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Beet Root PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Beet Root Powder

This next  natural cosmetic additive is a perfect natural colorant! The Beet Root Powder is a lovely herb that is perfect for achieving shades of pinks and light reds. This natural colorant can be used in anything from bath products like our Watermelon Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe and our Beet Root Facial Soap Recipe to lip products. like our Natural Beet Root Lip Gloss Recipe. This herb is really the best natural colorant for pink! Plus, it is full of nutrients, such as beta carotene, vitamin B5, vitamin B1, vitamin C, glycine, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, selenium, tryptophan, tyrosine, and zinc.  Herbalists recognize beet root powder for its ability to help the liver metabolize fats, its ability to help reduce LDL in the blood, and to reduce blood pressure. So, this is pretty and good for you to use in bath and body products!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Orange Peel PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Orange Peel Powder

The Orange Peel Powder is a great herb for your skin care products. This  powdered herb has a lovely citrus scent and is full of great vitamins for your skin! In recipes, this herb is said to have anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties. So, this herb would make a great addition to soap recipes! For example, you could create recipes like the Fruit Frenzy Cold Process Soap Recipe or the Orange Dreamsickle Bath Bomb Recipe.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Burdock Root PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Burdock Root Powder

The Burdock Root Powder is an herb that is known for treating chronic skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, boils, styes, herpes, carbuncles, cankers, and syphilitic sores. SO, this herb would be very beneficial in creating soothing recipes to treat skin issues. For example, you could create a product like the Soothing Facial Mask Recipe to potentially reduce acne or other skin problems.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Pomegranate Fruit PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Pomegranate Fruit Powder

Pomegranate fruit powder is an amazing herb for the skin! This powder has a high level of antioxidants and vitamins, which leads to promoting healthy cell growth by nourishing the skin. Plus, this fruit powder herb has been known to exhibit anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties. So, this herb is perfect for skin care recipes!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Green Tea PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Green Tea Powder

While this herb is more commonly used in tea form, the Green Tea Powder herb is perfect for bath and body products. This herb has both antioxidant properties and gentle exfoliation abilities that make it nice for softening skin. Plus, this powder will provide a natural green color in cp soap batches.

 

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Calendula Flowers Whole Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Calendula Flowers Whole

The whole Calendula Flowers herb is a lovely flower that some wonderful properties for the skin. We have previously used this cosmetic herb in our Natural Facial Night Cream Recipe and our Calendula Bath Melts Recipe due to these wonderful properties. The Calendula Flowers are believed to reduce inflammation, reduce acne, and promote healthy skin and hair, which means that this herb is perfect for bath teas, soaps, lip balms, ointments, lotions, face toners, after shave formulas, scrubs, massage oils and some bath bombs. Further, this herb for bath and body products is great for helping acne issues, burns, rashes, bruised or inflamed skin. Also, this herb has been know to help to reduce varicose veins after a few weeks use.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Hibiscus Flowers PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Hibiscus Flowers Powder

You ready for a cosmetic herb that is both pretty and powerful? Check out our Hibiscus Flowers Powder because it is just that! First of all, this powder is a gorgeous colorant! This floral powder provides a pretty pink color that is vibrant and beautiful. Second, this herb has some pretty amazing natural properties. Hibiscus flowers are high in antioxidants and amino acids, and also contain oligopeptides that have been shown to have wrinkle-smoothing properties. We have seen with our Foaming Hibiscus Scrub Recipe that this natural cosmetic additive is perfect for wrinkle reducing! This herb has been referred to as a natural Botox and we can definitely see why! This stuff is amazing!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Carrot PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Carrot Powder

Carrot powder is a perfect herb for skin care recipes! This powder has been know to repair and tone the skin, reduce wrinkles and scars, and increase elasticity. These benefits come from the the abundance of vitamins and minerals that this powdered herb possesses. Plus, this herb can be used to provide a natural orange color in products. So, this would be perfect for creating scrubs or lotion products!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Lavender Flower PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Lavender Flower Powder

Also, we have a wonderful herb that is fragrant with many beneficial properties. The Lavender Flower Powder is has a lovely and strong scent that is loved by many. These flowers have been used for everything from perfumes, bathing, wound healing, to use as a natural insect repellent. Plus, this herb has some great uses in bath and body products. For example, this herb is perfect for skin care products as it has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibacterial, toning, and healing properties. The lavender flower powder works to treat acne, eczema, psoriasis, and oily skin. We have used this fabulous powder in our own Lavender Sage Bath Bomb Recipe to create a bath bomb that cares for the skin and smells lovely. So, this truly is a perfect herb for bath and body products!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Lavender Flowers WholeHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Lavender Flowers Whole

Further, you can try out a similar herb to our lavender flowers powder, which is the Lavender Flowers Whole. This herb has all the same wonderful properties with the same beautiful aroma, but this herb maintains the pretty flowers! So, this herb would work wonderfully in a recipe with the lavender powder. So, you can have the benefits of this plant all the way through your product as well as have some pretty flowers sprinkled in. We have used these flowers in a few different recipes, such as  the Lemon Lavender Bath Melts Recipe and the Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe, to add another gorgeous element to the recipe. While these products would’ve been fairly pretty on their own, adding flowers on top made the product truly desirable.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Oat Straw Green PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Oat Straw Green Powder

Next, we have an herb that is great for cosmetic creations. The Oat Straw Green Powder has some lovely skin care properties that will leave your body feeling soft and rejuvenated. This cosmetic herb has long been used in skin, hair, and nail care recipes for its rejuvenating and softening qualities. So, adding this herb to your own products can only benefit your recipe. We have used this herb in our own recipes, such as the Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe and the Burgundy Rose Bath Milk Soak Recipe. This made our bath and body recipes much more softening and caring for the skin.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Cornsilk PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Cornsilk Powder

You can use cornsilk powder to naturally enhance your bath and body products. This herb is known to reduce inflammation and soften the skin. So, this would be great for skin care. Plus, this herb is perfect for hair care, too! Cor nsilk powder will leave hair smooth and soft!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Camu Camu Fruit PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Camu Camu Fruit Powder

Another wonderful herb for products is the Camu Camu Fruit Powder. This cosmetic ingredient has  vitamin C, vitamin B1, B2, B3, beta-carotene, amino acids, phytochemicals, bioflavanoids, phosphorus, potassium, iron, antioxidants, and calcium, which are wonderful for the body. Plus, this cosmetic ingredient is wonderful for the skin. Due to the high levels of antioxidants in camu camu, it is used in cosmetic products to reduce free radical attacks; protecting the skin from premature aging. Plus, camu camu has been said to help whiten dark patches on the skin when used in skincare products. We have used this powdered herb in Acai Berry Smoothie Sugar Scrub Recipe and in the Blueberry Bath Bomb Recipe. These recipes are great for the skin and are very nourishing!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Comfrey Root Powder Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Comfrey Root Powder 

Another great addition to a bath and body product would be the Comfrey Root Powder. This herb has quite a few beneficial properties for the skin. Comfrey root has been known to help expedite the healing process of wounds, stop bleeding, relieve pain, and help prevent infection. Plus, this herbal powder can be added to lotions and creams to help reduce the pain associated with arthritis, sunburn, or other skin irritations. Further, creams containing comfrey root are also recommended for diabetic sores to promote healing. So, this is a great herb for healing cuts, burns, or irritations.We utilized this healing herb to create a Soothing Facial Mask Recipe. While this mask would be perfect for those with sunburns or skin irritations, it is also great as a face mask on a typical day to leave your skin feeling refreshed and happy.

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Organic Cocoa PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Organic Cocoa Powder

Not only is this cocoa powder rich in many vitamins and minerals, but this cosmetic herb smells fantastic! Our Organic Cocoa Powder is a lovely herb that is perfect for any kind of bath and body product. First of all, cacao beans are rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, E and pantothenic acid. Plus, they are rich in magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, manganese and potassium.  Furthermore, this herb contains caffeine, which is actually beneficial to the skin.

So, cocoa powder is already winning on its beneficial vitamins and minerals for your skin, but you must remember that this is basically powdered chocolate! How does chocolate lip balm sound to you? Chocolate facial masks? Yummy!  I mean, we used this powder in Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap Recipe,  in our Chocolate Sugar Scrub Recipe, and in our Gourmet Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe. All of these turned out perfectly and were great for skin!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Vanilla PowderHerbs for Soap and Cosmetics Vanilla Powder

The Vanilla Powder is a unique ingredient for cosmetics with a scent that is absolutely mouth watering. This white colored herb won’t alter the color of your product, but it will add a strong dose of sweet vanilla goodness. The scent is so strong and smells exactly how you would expect vanilla to smell. Thus this scent is strong, true, natural, and perfect for bath and body products. We have used this fantastic bath and body additive in the  Vanilla Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe, the Natural Vanilla Body Powder Recipe, and a few other recipes. All of them had that amazing vanilla scent mixed in with their fragrance oils that added to the existing scent to create something even better!

Herbs for Soap and Cosmetics Interested in More Herbs

We hope that you enjoyed this list of some of our favorite herbs to use in our own creations. These are some of the herbs that we carry and have found to be exceptional in some way. However, there are many, many more herbs that you can use to create products that are absolutely amazing and all natural. There are some that we have not yet used in our own recipes, that could still help you create lovely and beneficial products. While we have yet to use some of these herbs ourselves, we have researched each and everyone to understand exactly how the herbs will enhance your products. So, you will be able to create a recipe that is perfectly fit to your needs. If you are interested in looking through all the herbs that we carry, then check out the Herbs and Spices Page on the Natures Garden website.

Jul
27

Lemongrass Kiwi Cassis Fragrance Oil


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Lemongrass Kiwi Cassis Fragrance OilLemongrass Kiwi Cassis Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Lemongrass Kiwi Cassis Fragrance Oil is a refreshing and sweet scent by Natures Garden. Our customers give this scented oil five stars, adoring its strong scent in handmade soap and scented candles.  One reviewer states, “I ordered this with high hopes that it would smell amazing, and it exceeded my expectations. What a delicious, mouthwatering scent. Used it in your container palm wax with a wooden wick and a little kelly green color, looked and smelled AMAZING, both hot and cold throw.”

What Does Lemongrass Kiwi Cassis Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This refreshing and uplifting fragrance oil by Natures Garden begins with top notes of fresh lemon pulp, orange rinds and tropical kiwi; middle notes of eucalyptus, cassis, green tea, and bamboo; well-rounded with base notes of cedarwood and vanilla. An NG Original!

Top Notes:  Lemon, Lemongrass, Juicy Apple, Kiwi, orange zest, kiwi
Mid Notes:  Bamboo Leaves, Island Gardenia, Hyacinth, cassis, eucalyptus, green tea
Base Notes:  Melon Blossom, Water Lily, Musk, cedar, vanilla

How Do Our Customers Use Lemongrass Kiwi Cassis Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Our customers that enjoy creating bath and body products can use this complex fruity fragrance oil in many of their recipes. Shower gel, bubble bath recipes, soaps, lotions, and many other recipes can be scented using no more than 5% of this scent. Also, create lemongrass kiwi perfumed body oil with a fragrance oil concentration up to 5%.

Further, this refreshing fragrance oil can be added to different recipes used for making soap. For example, our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have revealed that this fragrance oil is absolutely perfect for this method of creating soap. Not only does this scent provide a perfect pour in soap, but the batch has so many other great qualities, too. A batch containing this scent will have no ricing, no acceleration and no separation. The final product will have a very strong scent retention after cure and the bar will not have any discoloration. If you want to add color to your bath and body creations, then we suggest using yellow and green soap colorants in the amounts that satisfy you. Just remember to never use candle dye in any body products.

How Do Our Customers Use Lemongrass Kiwi Cassis Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

Our customers can create their very own Lemongrass Kiwi Cassis fragranced room scenting products. This lemon grass scented oil be used for homemade incense and potpourri using up to 50% fragrance. Also, any homemade cleaning products can be created with a maximum of 5% for this fragrance oil in their recipe. Additionally, this fragrance oil will retain a nice and strong scent in smelly jelly jars or aroma beads.

More, this uplifting fragrance oil is a great scent for creating handcrafted candle products. Any candle creation that is going to be made with either vegetable waxes or paraffin wax can include up to 10% of this scent in their recipe. Also, joy wax and wow wax will both perform perfectly for this fragrance oil and the scent will remain nice and strong in candle products that are made from soy wax. If you want to add color to your candle products, then we suggest using either three drops of yellow liquid candle dye with one drop of green liquid candle dye or a small amount of a shredded yellow and green color blocks per four pounds of wax. Remember to never use crayons as a substitute for coloring your candles as they will clog your wick.

Jul
05

God’s Love Fragrance Oil


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God's Love Fragrance OilGod’s Love Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight 

The God’s Love Fragrance Oil is a heavenly aroma that is  a is Natures Garden original scent as well! Our customers are intrigued by this powder aroma, not only because of it’s strong hot and cold scent throw in candles, but also because of its amazing performance in handmade cold process soap.  One customer reviewing this glorious fragrance said, “There is something very captivating about this fragrance… I thought it smelled like twizzlers at first, and as it cured, more of the baby powder aroma came out of it. At shows, everyone is drawn to this one. I was able to make a very complicated 7-color CP elemental swirl with this one (behaved so well!)”

What Does God’s Love Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the ozony aroma of soft baby powder with just the right amount of ripened sweet mulberries. An NG Original Fragrance!

How Do Our Customers Use God’s Love Fragrance Oil?

Homemade candle makers can make their own recipes using this fragrance oil. The candle products that use vegetable waxes and paraffin wax can include up to 10% of this scent overall. This scent will perform perfectly in joy wax and wow wax. Also, the fragrance will perform nice and strong in soy wax. Further, this fragrance oil is gel wax compatible. We suggest using two drops of blue liquid candle dye or a small amount of shredded blue color block per four pounds of wax.  Never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

Those of our customers who enjoy creating their own unique room scents can use this fragrance oil in your air freshener recipes. First, this scent can used up to 50% for potpourri and incense products. Also, this scent is nice and strong in aroma bead air fresheners.

Our customers use this fragrance oil to make handmade soaps, which can include a maximum of 4% for this scent. Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have shown that this fragrance soaps beautifully! The batch experiences no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. Further, the final bar will discolor to a tan color and the maintain a nice, strong scent. If you wish to remove the discoloration, then you could attempt adding vanilla white color stabilizer. Since the vanillin content is 2% there is a chance it is contributing to the discoloration, but it could be caused by other ingredients as well. This means that our Vanilla White Color Stabilizer may help with discoloration, but might not completely prevent it. Additionally, we recommend using blue liquid soap dye in an amount that you desire. Remember that you should never use candle dye in any body products.

Other bath and body products can be created in addition to soap and will perform well. Bath gels and bath oils can use up to 4% of this loving scent in their recipes. Also, perfumes, lotions, and all natural cleaning products can be created using 4% of this fragrance oil. It should be noted that perfumes will perform perfectly for this popular Easter fragrance oil.

God's Love Fragrance Oil Soap RecipeIf you are looking for creative inspiration for melt and pour soup, then check out this great recipe that incorporates our God’s Love Fragrance Oil! This adorable floating soap project is a fun toy boat that doubles as a cleansing bar of soap, which is a perfect for children. Not only is it a fun bath idea, but this depiction of Noah’s Ark could be an adorable decoration for a bathroom. The Floating Noah’s Ark Soap Recipe is a perfect melt and pour soap for bath time and decoration alike.

Mar
04

Cognac and Cubans Scent


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Cognac and Cubans ScentCognac and Cubans Scent – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Cognac and Cubans Scent from Natures Garden is a powerful and unique smoky aroma.  This wonderful aroma of cuban cigars and cognacs will be a hit in any of your craft projects.  Our customers agree this strong fragrance oil is amazing in a variety of applications.  One customer states, “This fragrance made me think of what it must be like to have cocktails with Frank Sinatra – it has the best fragrance from a good cigar and a “tasty” little bite like good cognac. Awesome CP soaping, scent holds great. I used yellow and burgundy oxides for swirls and they worked out just perfectly to the browns I wanted.”

What Does Cognac and Cubans Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

The smell of money, status and masculinity are wrapped into this blend of aromatic bergamot with fresh lemon zest spritzing a heart of velvety cognac essences and rich, spiced tobacco leaves.

Top Notes: Bergamot, Lemon, Orange
Mid Notes: Cognac, Nutmeg, Crushed Tobacco Leaves
Base Notes: White Woods

How Do Our Customers Use Cognac and Cubans Fragrance Oil?

For all of you super soap makers, you can use this fragrance oil with a recommended  maximum of 5%.  It can be used in bath oils, mp soap, and cold process soaps. Our coloring suggestion for your soap is to use red and brown soap colorant in the desired amount.  Never use candle dye in bath products.  They can stain your skin.  Our cold process soap testing results have shown that Cognac and Cubans scent has no acceleration, no ricing, no separation, and has a very light tan discoloration.  The scent is strong and amazing.  Also, lotions and perfumes can be created using a maximum recommendation of 5%. This fragrance oil performs perfectly in lotions and perfumes. You can even add this scent to your homemade cleaning products.

Candle makers, homemade wax tarts and candles can be made using a maximum of 10% Cognac and Cuban Fragrance Oil .  This masculine fragrance performs perfectly in our Joy Wax, 100% soy candle wax, and Pillar of Bliss.  While you never want to clog your wick by using crayons to color your candles, Natures Garden carries both color blocks and Spectrum Liquid Candle Dyes for candles.  We recommend using 4 drops of brown plus 2 drops red liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax or shred a small amount of a brown and red color block into your melted wax to dye your candle.

Whether you are creating aroma beads, room sprays, incense, or reed diffusers this masculine aroma is sure to perform well.  Incense recipes and potpourri projects can be made to scent a home using a maximum recommended usage rate of 50%.  This popular aroma is a strong scent in homemade aroma beads as well.

Cognac and Cubans scent can be incorporated into many craft projects such as candles, cold process soap, melt and pour soap, room scents, and much more.  You can just do so much with this wonderful cigar fragrance oil.

Jan
23

Shea Butter Soap


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shea butter soapShea Butter Soap

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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