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Aug
08

Spin Swirl Soap Recipe


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Spin Swirl Soap RecipeSpin Swirl Soap Recipe

Anyone that is looking for some fun soap design ideas will definitely need to check out the Spin Swirl Soap Recipe! This cold process soap recipe uses a soap making technique that will leave you with a fun soap design in your finished products. Not only does this soap recipe use an awesome design, but this homemade cosmetic recipe uses quality soap making supplies from Natures Garden. So, you can create cp soap that has a fantastic design and will care for your skin!

Spin Swirl Soap Recipe: Ingredients From Natures Garden

Lye
Mango Butter
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Argan Oil
Palm Oil
Castor Oil
Grapeseed Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Jailhouse Red FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
Yelp Yellow FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Red FUN Soap Colorant
Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Titanium Dioxide
Star Fruit Mango Fragrance Oil
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
Large Rectangle Tray Mold
Safety GLOVES for Soap Making- 1 pair
Thermometer
Safety MASK for Soap Making- 2 count
Soap Apron

Spin Swirl Soap Recipe: Other Soap Making Supplies

Scale
Water
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Stick Blender
Rubber Spatula
Vinegar
Lazy Susan

Spin Swirl Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Weights

277 grams of distilled water
107 grams of the Lye

145 grams of the Mango Butter
145 grams of the Fractionated Coconut Oil
72 grams of the Argan Oil
145 grams of the Palm Oil
36 grams of the Castor Oil
72 grams of the Grapeseed Oil
109 grams of the Sweet Almond Oil
55 grams of the Star Fruit Mango Fragrance Oil

Spin Swirl Soap Recipe: White Soap Colorant

7 grams of the Titanium Dioxide
Mixed with a small amount of your soaping oils

Spin Swirl Soap Recipe: Yellow/Orange Soap Colorant

6 grams of the Yelp Yellow FUN Soap Colorant
2 grams of the Jailhouse Red FUN Soap Colorant
3 drops of the Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Spin Swirl Soap Recipe: Red/Orange Soap Colorant

2 grams of the Jailhouse Red FUN Soap Colorant
2 grams of the Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
3 drops of the Yelp Yellow FUN Soap Colorant

Spin Swirl Soap Recipe: Red Soap Colorant

3 grams of the Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
4 grams of the Neon Red FUN Soap Colorant

Spin Swirl Soap Recipe: Sanitize and Make Preparations

Before you start on this cold process soap recipe, you will want to make a few preparations. First, you will want to gather and wash any equipment you are going to need for this bath and body recipe. Also, you will want to gather any of the soap making supplies that are needed for the spin soap. Next, you are going to want to clean up a space for you to use as a work area. You will want to make sure you have enough space to work comfortably. This will make the soap making process easier and more fun!

Spin Swirl Soap Recipe: Prepare a Bottle of Vinegar

Also, you will want to prepare a bottle of vinegar before making this homemade cold process soap. Since the vinegar will be used to deactivate any lye that may come into contact with your skin, this bottle of vinegar will be important for practicing cold process soap safety. Furthermore, you can use the vinegar to clean up your work station after making cp soap to make sure that there isn’t any active lye left behind that could be hazardous. So, you will want to fill the 8 ounce spray bottle with vinegar and set it nearby until it is needed.

Spin Swirl Soap Recipe: Prepare the Lye SolutionSpin Swirl Soap Recipe: Prepare the Lye Solution

First, you are going to create the lye solution for this cp soap recipe. You will want to prepare this homemade soap recipe in a well ventilated room to avoid breathing it in. Further, you will need to wear a face mask and protective clothing during the soap making process to protect yourself from fumes and potential splashing. You are going to measure out 107 grams of the lye for soap making and add it to 277 grams of the distilled water. You will need to be sure to stir as you add the lye to your water. After everything is mixed, you will need to place the container in a safe place to wait for your solution to cool to room temperature.

https://www.naturesgardencandles.com/soap-making/soap-oils-butters-waxesSpin Swirl Soap Recipe: Preparing the Cosmetic Oils

While you are waiting for you lye solution to cool, you can begin to prepare your soap making oils and butters. You will need to weigh out 145 grams Mango Butter, 145 grams Fractionated Coconut Oil, 72 grams Argan Oil, 145 grams Palm Oil, 36 grams Castor Oil, 72 grams Grapeseed Oil, and 109 grams Sweet Almond Oil. Then, add all of these cosmetic ingredients to a medium mixing bowl that is microwave safe. You will need to use short intervals in the microwave to melt these ingredients. After, you will set your bowl aside to wait for the soaping oils to cool to the right temperature.

Spin Swirl Soap Recipe: Prepare the Cosmetic ColorantsSpin Swirl Soap Recipe: Prepare the Cosmetic Colorants

While you are waiting for your lye solution and cosmetic oil mixtures to both cool down to room temperature, you can begin to prepare the four soap colorants that you will need for this bath and body recipe. So, you are going to need to get four separate mixing bowls that are about medium sized. In each of these medium mixing bowls you are going to add one of the colorant mixtures for the different potions of the soap batter.

Spin Swirl Soap Recipe: Prepare the White Colorant

First, you are going to need one of the medium mixing bowls to hold the white colorant for this soap. In this bowl you will need to add 7 grams of the Titanium Dioxide. Additionally, you will want to mix in a small amount of soaping oils. You will want to mix these two cosmetic ingredients together well to get rid of any clumps. Once everything is mixed together, you can set this colorant aside for a later step.

Spin Swirl Soap Recipe: Prepare the Yellow/Orange Colorant

Next, you are going to another medium mixing bowl. This bowl is going to contain the yellow/orange colorant. So, you are going to need to add 6 grams of the Yelp Yellow FUN Soap Colorant, 2 grams of the Jailhouse Red FUN Soap Colorant, and 3 drops of the Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant. Then, you can set this bowl aside for the moment.

Spin Swirl Soap Recipe: Prepare the Red/Orange Colorant

Also, you will prepare the red/orange colorant in another medium mixing bowl. You will need to add 2 grams of the Jailhouse Red FUN Soap Colorant, 2 grams of the Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant, and 3 drops of the Yelp Yellow FUN Soap Colorant. After, you can set this bowl aside for a later step.

Spin Swirl Soap Recipe: Prepare the Red Colorant

Lastly, you are going to prepare the red colorant in a clean, medium mixing bowl. You will need to add 3 grams of the Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant and 4 grams of the Neon Red FUN Soap Colorant. Then, you can set this bowl aside for the moment.

Spin Swirl Soap Recipe: Combing the Lye and Cosmetic OilsSpin Swirl Soap Recipe: Combing the Lye and Cosmetic Oils

Once the lye solution and the cosmetic oils have reached room temperature, you are ready to combine them. So, you are going to add the lye solution to your cosmetic oils and use a stick blender to emulsify everything together.

Spin Swirl Soap Recipe: Adding the Fragrance OilSpin Swirl Soap Recipe: Adding the Fragrance Oil

Now that your cosmetic ingredients have been emulsified, you are ready to add the fragrance oil. So, you are going to weigh out 55 grams of the Star Fruit and Mango Fragrance Oil. Once this scented oil is added to your soap batter, you are going to need to use a stick blender to thoroughly incorporate the scent into your mixture.

Spin Swirl Soap Recipe: Star Fruit and Mango Fragrance OilSpin Swirl Soap Recipe: Star Fruit and Mango Fragrance Oil

This fun spin swirl soap recipe includes the scent of our Star Fruit and Mango Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil is a blend of fresh star fruit and mango. This scent is rounded out with notes of ripened strawberry and juicy peach. So, your cold process soap will have a refreshing aroma of this fruity scent.

Spin Swirl Soap Recipe: Dividing the Soap BatterSpin Swirl Soap Recipe: Dividing the Soap Batter

Now you are going to need to divide the scented soap batter into four equal portions. Also, you are going to need to retrieve the four mixing bowls with your prepared colorants. You will need to use all of the soap batter and try to use about the same amount of soap in each of the four bowls. Then, mix one of the prepared soap colorants into each of the four soap batter mixtures and stick blend to incorporate the color.

Spin Swirl Soap Recipe: Filling the Soap MoldSpin Swirl Soap Recipe: Filling the Soap Mold

Next, you are going to be filling the soap mold with your portioned soap batter. So, you will need to retrieve the large rectangle tray mold. You will be filling up your wholesale soap mold by pouring only into only two of the corners. These corners will need to be diagonal from one another. Then, you will need to choose two of your colors to start with to pour into the corners. You will need to pour one into each of the corners at the same time. Then, switch the bowls between your hands and pour these colors at the same time. Next, you will grab the two remaining colors, pour one into each corner, switch hands, and pour again. You will need to repeat this process until the mold is filled.

Spinning Your CP SoapSpinning Your CP Soap

As soon as you have your soap mold filled, you are going to spin the soap to create the design for this cp soap recipe. So, you will need to gently transfer the soap mold from the table and onto the lazy Susan. Then, you can begin to slowly spin the lazy Susan in a single direction. This spinning will begin to move your soap batter and create wavy lines. You will want to continue to swirl the soap until you feel that your design has enough swirl. Once you are satisfied with the design of your swirl soap, you can stop spinning the lazy Susan.

Finishing Your Spin Swirl Soap

Now, your cold process soap is nearly ready to use! All you have left to do is allow your soap the time to set up and cure. After 24-43 hours you can remove the soap from the cosmetic mold. Now you can slice your soap along the lines that were created from the soap mold. Then, you will need to let your soap rest for 4-6 weeks before using. After this cure time, you can finally use your beautiful cold process soap!

Creating Spin Art With Paint

Not only can you create some cool soap designs with this technique, but you can make some fun art, too! If you would like to try out this spin technique in other crafty ways, then check out the DIY Spin Art Machine with a Salad Spinner from DIY Candy. So, you can use this method to create fun designs with paint. Simply by spinning the canvas you can create some gorgeous art!

Reach Out to UsReach Out to Us

We hope you enjoyed this free craft recipe on how to make soap. If you have any more questions about this moisturizing cold process soap recipe or how to do the swirl soap technique , then feel free to reach out to us for help. You can reach out to us using the phone H.U.G. line, in the NG store, and online. An easy way to reach out to us online is through our social media platforms. First, we are available on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to find us on Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these social media platforms to ask us any soap making questions that you may have , but that’s not all! You can share your own soap design patterns and creations, too. So, we hope that we will hear from you sometime very soon!

Sep
27

How to Make Soap White


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How to Make Soap WhiteHow to Make Soap White

Homemade soap making is the perfect way to show off your creativity. While appearance isn’t everything in a bar of soap, it certainly is important. Sometimes the discoloration of your soap bar just doesn’t match the aroma and there may seem like there is nothing you can do to stop it. Or, you may just be trying to get your soap to be pure white, as no discoloration doesn’t mean that you will get a pure white bar of soap. In fact, uncolored and unscented cold process soap is naturally an off white hue. But, there are a few additives that you could use in certain situations to attempt to achieve the perfect white color for your soap bars. All you need to do is learn how to make soap white and we at Natures Garden would like to help you at as much as we possibly can!

How to Make Soap White Soap Making Options

We have three simple options for our lovely soap-makers that desire a whiter bar of soap. While there is no way to prevent discoloration in all cases, there are some options that you have for your soapmaking. First, we have the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. This is a product that will actually prevent discoloration from fragrance. However, this ingredient is really only good for preventing fragrances with a vanillin content from discoloring. So, this additive will not always work to completely banish discoloration and may not work at all on some fragrances. Next, we have two types of titanium dioxide. While these ingredients are designed to change the appearance of the natural color of soaps. However, these additives will not prevent any fragrance discoloration. This ingredient is simply for turning the off white bars into a pure white hue.

How to Make Soap White Vanilla White Color StabilizerHow to Make Soap White Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

One easy method that you can use to whiten your cold process soaps is to add in our Vanilla White Color Stabilizer! While this ingredient can’t completely whiten all kinds of discoloration, this product can strongly reduce certain types of discoloration. So, it is important to know exactly when to add this product. This ingredient will reduce the discoloration that is caused by vanillin. Also, this product will slow down this ingredient’s ability to oxidize, which would cause browning in the soap. If the fragrance oil contains vanillin or components that will oxidize, then adding this ingredient will absolutely be helpful!

How to Make Soap White Why Use Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

As a soap maker, it is important to know how to deal with discoloration. While many great aromas that don’t cause any discoloration, there are some fragrance oils with wonderful scents that just don’t perform exactly how you want. It can be heartbreaking to discover a gorgeous scent that just discolors too much. What is worse is when the discoloration doesn’t pair well with the aroma. This always happens with scents that have heavy vanilla notes. These fragrance oils often end up extremely dark, but smelling like a pure white vanilla dream! However, you can prevent it with Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. So, don’t give up on your favorite vanilla soap scents just yet.

How to Make Soap White Vanilla Fragrance OilsHow to Make Soap White Vanilla Fragrance Oils

While there are definitely some types of discoloration that Vanilla White Color Stabilizer can’t help with, this product is perfect for reducing discoloration from vanillin. This ingredient is what creates the vanilla aroma that we all know and love! This means that this color stabilizing agent is perfect for vanilla fragrances, and any fragrance that has a vanillin content. So, darker shades of soaps that are caused by vanilla fragrance oils can be tackled by this product. Although it is possible for a fragrance oil to have other discoloring agents, the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer is great for whitening discoloration due to vanillin. So, you should add this ingredient when the vanillin content is above 1% to prevent discoloration.

How to Make Soap White Oxidation Impact on ColorHow to Make Soap White Oxidation Impact on Color

Over time, certain ingredients in the fragrance oil may begin to oxidize. While this is just a natural reaction some ingredients, like vanillin, have with the air, this could lead to a change in the color of your homemade soaps. Oxidation has the potential to cause a darker color for your soap, so you could potentially have discoloration after the soap has been created. Although Vanilla White Color Stabilizer can’t completely prevent this reaction from occurring, it is perfect if you would like to slow down this natural process. Thus, you can delay this discoloration and, if you use your bars quick enough, may never even have to see it!

How to Make Soap White Impact on ScentHow to Make Soap White Impact on Scent

Since you are attempting to save this fragrance oil for your soap making, you don’t want anything impacting the scent. Luckily, vanilla white color stabilizer can reduce discoloration without negatively impacting the fragrance oil that you enjoy. Although the aroma of this product is strong out of the bottle, the scent is completely unnoticeable in the finished soaps. So, you won’t smell a thing in your soaps! This means you can have the appearance in your soap that you want without sacrificing the integrity of this fragrance oil’s scent.

How to Make Soap White Using the Whitener How to Make Soap White Using the Whitener

Now, you know exactly how Vanilla White Color Stabilizer will work in your soap! All you have left to do is to learn how you can incorporate the color stabilizer into your soap making. While it is not super difficult, you need to know what you are doing to make sure that the ingredient is actually incorporated. So, make sure to add this ingredient to aqueous bases as it is designed to stabilize water based formulas. This is because the vanilla white stabilizer can’t be added to the oils until the saponification process.

How to Make Soap White How We Use Vanilla White Color StabilizerHow to Make Soap White How We Use Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

If you’d like to see exactly how this whitener product works, then check out our amazing Peppermint Fluff Soap Recipe! This is a quality soap recipe that required the base of the soap bar to be pure white hue. Otherwise, the design on our soap wouldn’t look like a peppermint! So, the soap had to be red and pure white. However, this soap uses a fragrance with a vanillin content. In fact, the Peppermint Fluff Fragrance Oil includes a 6% vanillin content. So, we needed something to help with the inevitable discoloration. Otherwise, we would have ended up with a brown and red bar of soap that really wouldn’t look like a peppermint at all. Instead, we used this ingredient and created the soap you see to the left!

How to Make Soap White Titanium Dioxide Water SolubleHow to Make Soap White Titanium Dioxide Water Soluble

Also, you have another perfect option for making homemade white soaps. You can use Titanium Dioxide to create a whiter bar of cp soap. While this ingredient won’t reduce discoloration that is caused by some fragrance oils, it is perfect for whitening. If you have a bar with light or no discoloration, then you can add this powdered colorant to create a whiter bar. Instead of the typical off white soap color, the Titanium Dioxide will create a more pure white color in your bars. Thus, you can have decorative soaps with a pure white hue. Also, you will be able to still use your personal cold process soaping recipe.

How to Make Soap White Amount to AddHow to Make Soap White Amount to Add

First, it is very important for you to know how much titanium dioxide that you can add to your homemade soaps. While this whitening powder is perfect for soap making, you don’t want to add too much of this product to your soap. However, not adding enough of this product could leave you with a bar that isn’t as white as you would like your soaps to be. So, we would suggest for you to include no more than a single teaspoon per pound of soap colored. All you need to do is add the right amount of this whitening product to your soaps!

How to Make Soap White Using the Water Soluble Titanium DioxideHow to Make Soap White Using the Water Soluble Titanium Dioxide

Next, you need to learn how this ingredient needs to be used. Since this ingredient is water based, it needs to be added to the lye water solution. This means that you will have to add this white pigment to your whole soap bar. So, the water soluble version of Titanium Dioxide is perfect for coloring an entire bar of cold process soap. Then, you can combine your water and oils perfectly to create a whiter bar of soap. Although you can separate some of this white soap to color with soap dyes, the titanium dioxide won’t impact the color.

How to Make Soap White Titanium Dioxide Oil DispersibleHow to Make Soap White Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible

Alternatively, you can use a different type of Titanium Dioxide to create your soaps. This ingredient is perfect for whitening smaller portions of your cold process soap. This version of Titanium Dioxide will perform similarly to the water soluble version. Thus, both act as a whitening pigment for the uncolored portions of the soap. Again, this ingredient won’t fix any discoloration caused by fragrance oils. This is because this additive is designed to alter the color of natural soaps to a more pure white. The only difference between the Oil Dispersible Titanium Dioxide and the Water Soluble Titanium Dioxide is how it is incorporated into the soap.

How to Make Soap White Using the Oil Dispersible Titanium DioxideHow to Make Soap White Using the Oil Dispersible Titanium Dioxide

Now, all you need is to learn how to use this product in your soap making process! Since this ingredient is oil based, you need to add titanium dioxide to the oil portion of your soaps. So, you’ll need to take a bit of your cosmetic oils and mix your powdered pigment together. Then, you will need to mix up your soap batch. Afterwards, separate out the portion of soap that you’d like to be whitened. Then, mix together the separated portion and the titanium dioxide to create the perfect white color for your soap design.

How to Make Soap White How We Use Titanium Dioxide Oil DispersibleHow to Make Soap White How We Use Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible

Finally, take a peek at how we like to use titanium dioxide in our very own soap making recipes. The Sweet Orange Chili Pepper Cold Process Soap Recipe is one example where adding this ingredient is perfect for creating perfect designs. This soap recipe incorporates a perfect in-the-pot swirl with vibrant red, pure white, and gorgeous orange colors. Note that the white portion of this swirl is even whiter than the normal hue of cold process soap. Luckily, this fragrance oil causes no discoloration in homemade soap! This means that adding titanium dioxide is a perfect option for creating a pure white section in your soap.

 

How to Make Soap White Colorant OptionsHow to Make Soap White Colorant Options

Now that you have whiter bars of soap, let’s talk about soap making colorants! You could add some fun colorants to your soaps that include some Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. Now that you prevented the discoloration, you are able to add any colors that you would like! Also, you are going to need some fun colors to go along with your newly whitened bars of soap. If you would like to explore your soap coloring options, then check out our various Soap Colorants. These would be perfect to add to your newly whitened bars.

natures gardenHow to Make Soap White Share Your Creations

Hopefully, you learned a bit about how to control the color of your handmade soaps. Whether you have discoloration issues or want a whiter bar of soap, using additives can be helpful for some of your soaping issues. Now, you are prepared to create all kinds of fun soap designs. If you would like to share any of your soaping successes, then share pictures or your story on either our Facebook or Instagram pages! We would love to see your homemade creations!