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May
24

Natural Soap Making Supplies


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Natural Soap Making SuppliesNatural Soap Making Supplies

Natural cosmetic ingredients are a fantastic way to create quality homemade cosmetic recipes. If you are looking for some quality natural soap making supplies, then check out the natural cosmetic ingredients from Natures Garden. We have natural scents, natural soap colorants, wholesale herbs, soap bases, and soap making oils. So, take a look at the cosmetic blog below and get started on your natural bath and body recipes!

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Natural Scents for Body

First, you can use one of our many essential oils to naturally scent your homemade bath and body creations. You can use essential oils for both their lovely aroma and their beneficial properties. Now we have even more of these wholesale essential oils that you can enjoy in your homemade soap recipes. So, check out a few of our new natural scents below and even more on our Essential Oils page.

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Black Pepper Essential OilNatural Soap Making Supplies: Black Pepper Essential Oil

One of our new essential oils is the Black Pepper Essential Oil. This strong essential oil can be used in skin care products to increase circulation. Further, this increase in circulation can be useful for hair care as it can stimulate hair growth. So, this wholesale essential oil is a great ingredient to add to benefits of bath and body recipes.

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Geranium Essential OilNatural Soap Making Supplies: Geranium Essential Oil

Another one of our new essential oils is the Geranium Essential Oil. This wholesale essential oil is fantastic for protecting the skin as it will delay wrinkles, tighten skin, and cleanse the skin. Further, this cosmetic ingredient can be used to rejuvenate the skin and hair. Therefore, this essential oil is perfect for nourishing your body through cosmetic recipes.

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Cornmint Essential OilNatural Soap Making Supplies: Cornmint Essential Oil

Also, you can enjoy the refreshing, minty aroma of the Cornmint Essential Oil in your own soap recipe. Plus, this natural soap scent has some anti-inflammatory benefits for the body. So, this essential oil can be used to reduce skin inflammation and even help to fight acne. So, this is a fantastic scent recipe that you can add to your soap making recipe.

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Natural Cosmetic Colorants

Another natural cosmetic making ingredient that you can add to your homemade bath recipes is a natural colorant. These are pigmented herbs that can provide your cosmetic recipes with beautiful, natural hues. If you want to try out these cosmetic colorants, then check out our Natural Soap Colors page.

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Hibiscus Flower Powder Natural Soap Making Supplies: Hibiscus Flower Powder 

One great herb that you can use as a natural colorant has a natural red pigment. This means that you can use the Hibiscus Flower Powder to give your products a pretty pink or red color. Not only does this cosmetic herb provide a gorgeous color to your bath recipes, but it will provide your cosmetics with some beneficial properties. In fact, this herb has many benefits that you will love in your natural soap recipe. These properties include rejuvenating skincare properties, acne fighting properties, wrinkle smoothing abilities, and so many more benefits!

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Activated Charcoal PowderNatural Soap Making Supplies: Activated Charcoal Powder

Also, you can use the Activated Charcoal Powder to naturally achieve a rich black hue. Further, you can add a bit less of the cosmetic herb to get a lighter gray color. Not only does this herb provide a great color, but it has beneficial properties, too. This cosmetic herb is a natural odor absorber and can even help pull dirt away from your skin. So, this is a perfect herb for creating a nice cleansing bar of soap, just like our Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe.

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Turmeric (Ground) PowderNatural Soap Making Supplies: Turmeric (Ground) Powder

Also, you can use the Turmeric (Ground) herb to provide a natural pigment to your homemade soap. This wholesale herb can be used to create soap with a pretty yellow color. Not only can you use this powdered herb to naturally color your soap, but this wholesale herb is perfect for providing cosmetic herbs. Adding this cosmetic herb to your soap can provide your recipes with skin care and anti-aging properties. So, you natural soap recipe that may be able to promote healing, fight acne, reducing signs of aging, and provide even more benefits!

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Wholesale Herbs for Soap Making

Not only can you use cosmetic herbs to color your soap recipes, but you can use whole herbs to decorate your homemade soaps. These herbs can be used to top cp soap loaves, embed in mp soap, and so much more! You can use these herbs to get creative and create beautiful soap recipes. If you would like to find some wholesale herbs to make soap, then you may want to check out our page on Herbs and Spices.

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Poppy Seed Whole Natural Soap Making Supplies: Poppy Seed Whole

One whole herb that you can use to decorate your soap is the Poppy Seed Whole. This cosmetic herb can be used to provide an appearance of small seeds in your soap. We have used this herb in our Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe, Peppered Poppy Seed Cold Process Soap Recipe, and even more soap recipes. Not only does this herb serve as a lovely decoration, but this cosmetic herb can be used to exfoliate the skin.

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Lavender Flowers WholeNatural Soap Making Supplies: Lavender Flowers Whole

Also, you can add the whole Lavender Flowers herb to your soap making recipe. These wholesale flower herbs are perfect for decorating your soap. Plus, these flowers will bring a lovely aroma of true lavender. We included this herb in our Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe. Further, you may find that these flower buds can provide a light exfoliation, too. So, you can create a beautifully scented soap with a pretty appearance and gentle exfoliation.

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Himalayan Pink Salt HerbNatural Soap Making Supplies: Himalayan Pink Salt Herb

You can use the Himalayan Pink Salt Herb to decorate your homemade soap recipe. This cosmetic salt contains minerals that provide beautiful pink hues. This pretty pink herb is perfect to add to the top of your homemade soap. Further, this wholesale herb is perfect for exfoliating the skin. So, you can enjoy the benefits and appearance of this cosmetic herb in your very own soap recipes.

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Natural Cosmetic Oils

Also, you can use some of our natural cosmetic oils in your homemade soap recipe. These luscious wholesale oils are perfect for skin care, as the oils are conditioning. You can add this cosmetic ingredient to both melt and pour soap and cold process soap. If you would like to create some nourishing skin loving soap, then you may want to check out our Natural Fixed Oils. On this page, you can choose the best cosmetic oils that will provide your soap with different nourishing properties.

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Vitamin E OilNatural Soap Making Supplies: Vitamin E Oil

One cosmetic oil that is fantastic for your soap making recipes is the Vitamin E Oil. This wholesale cosmetic oil is the purest form of natural vitamin E oil that is available. That means that this soap making oil is derived from only plant sources. This oil is nourishing and will care for your skin. So, this skin loving oil may make a good addition to your homemade soap.  

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Sweet Almond OilNatural Soap Making Supplies: Sweet Almond Oil

Another great cosmetic oil that you can use to create quality soap is the Sweet Almond Oil. This cosmetic oil absorbs easily into the skin, so it is perfect for conditioning the skin. Further, sweet almond oil is light and non greasy, which makes this oil great for soap making. So, this wholesale soap making ingredient is perfect for making a skin loving batch of soap.

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Olive Oil Natural Soap Making Supplies: Olive Oil 

If you want to create a very moisturizing batch of soap, then Olive Oil is the perfect cosmetic oil for you. Our cosmetic oil is pomace grade olive oil, which is a thick, rich, green grade of olive oil that is obtained by solvent extraction of the fruit and pits of the olives. This natural soap making ingredient can be used to create a hard bar that is mild and very conditioning. If you love this soap making ingredient, then you may want to try making Castille soap, 100% olive oil, or Marseille soap, 75% olive oil. Whether you use a small amount or nearly 100% of this cosmetic oil, this wholesale cosmetic oil will be sure to moisturize your skin.

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Melt and Pour Soap Making Supplies

Another great way that you can make natural soap is with our melt and pour soap base. Our wholesale natural soap base uses quality soap making ingredients that are great for your skin. You can melt down this nice batch of soap and use it with other natural soap supplies to create your own fantastic soap bars. If you want to check out all of our options for mp soap, then check out our Melt and Pour Soap page.

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap BaseNatural Soap Making Supplies: Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap Base

Of course, you can use the Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap to create your very own melt and pour soap recipe. This soap base uses no SLS, no added detergents, no animal testing, and only includes the finest ingredients! This wholesale soap making ingredient includes skin loving oils that your skin will love. Further, this soap base includes hemp oil, which can help balance out oily skin. So, this is a soap base is perfect for making nourishing batches of soap.

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Honey Melt and Pour Soap BaseNatural Soap Making Supplies: Honey Melt and Pour Soap Base

Another great soap making ingredient that you can use to make your soap is the Honey Melt and Pour Soap Base. Like our other mp soap bases, this soap base uses only the finest ingredients. Not only does this soaping recipe use quality cosmetic oils, but this soap base includes real honey. This added honey provides a golden color to the melt and pour soap base as well as conditioning properties. Honey is known to nourish the skin, reduce acne, fight signs of aging, and clean your pores.

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap BaseNatural Soap Making Supplies: Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap Base

Also, you can use the Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap Base to create your own mp soap recipe. This bulk soap base uses only the finest ingredients, which includes cosmetic oils and yogurt. Adding yogurt to your other soaping ingredients will increase the conditioning properties of your bars. Plus, some find that adding yogurt to your soap can help to fight both signs of aging and acne. So, you can use this soap base for making some fantastic mp soap!

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Why All Natural?

If you are looking to create your own all natural bath and body recipes, then you may be interested to learn more about the natural cosmetic industry. There are definite benefits of using natural ingredients in all kinds of beauty products,  but there are many factors involved in the natural cosmetic market. Anyone that is curious about this market may want to check out the article What’s Driving The Billion-Dollar Natural Beauty Movement? from Fast Company.

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Reach out to UsNatural Soap Making Supplies: Reach out to Us

We hope that you enjoyed learning more about the natural soap making supplies from Natures Garden. If you have any questions about any of these cosmetic ingredients, then feel free to reach out to us. You can find us on the phone, in the store, and online. One way that you can find us online is through one of our social media platforms. First, you can find us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to find us on Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these social platforms to reach out to us to ask us your questions, but you can share your natural craft recipes. So, we hope that you have enjoyed these natural bath and body recipes and that we hear from you very soon!

Feb
25

Soap for Acne Recipe


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Soap for Acne RecipeSoap for Acne Recipe

Of course, you want to have clean skin. But, it’s important to have a cosmetic cleanser that cares for your skin as it cleans your face! Too often soap will dry out and ignore the needs of your skin. So, a homemade bar of soap that will nourish your skin as it cleans. If you need better skin care recipes, then you should check out our Soap for Acne Recipe! You can use the wholesale soap making supplies from Natures Garden to create your own homemade soap. This craft blog will provide you with a step-by-step procedure on how to create a fantastic face soap diy!

Soap for Acne Recipe: Ingredients and Equipment

Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap
Rosemary Essential Oil
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Vegetable Glycerin 
Papaya Leaf Powder
Contoured Top Oval Soap Mold
8 oz Clear PET Bullet Bottles
Black Fine Mist Sprayers 24/410
Rubbing Alcohol
Knife
Cutting Board
Medium Mixing Bowl (Microwave Safe)
Two Small Bowls
Metal Spoons
Microwave

Soap for Acne Recipe: Weights and Amounts

496 grams of the Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap
4 grams of the Rosemary Essential Oil
20 grams of the Vegetable Glycerin
4 grams of the Tea Tree Essential Oil
9 grams of the Papaya Leaf Powdered Herb

Soap for Acne Recipe: Prepare and Clean

Before you begin creating your homemade soap you will want to make a few preparations. First, make sure that you have protective clothing and gloves. This will keep your soap clean and protect yourself as you work. Additionally, you will want to gather all the supplies and equipment. This will make the process of crafting much easier as everything you need will be nearby. Lastly, you will need to make sure that your equipment is clean and wash these supplies as necessary. Now, you are ready to get started!

Soap for Acne Recipe: Preparing the Rubbing Alcohol

One more thing that you are going need to prepare before starting this recipe is the spray bottle of rubbing alcohol. This ingredient is useful for creating bars of soap that have a smooth bottom with no air bubbles. So, you will need to grab your 8 oz clear bottle and fill it with the rubbing alcohol. Then, you can twist on the sprayer and set aside for now. You won’t need to use this spray bottle of rubbing alcohol until you are filling the soap molds.

Soap for Acne Recipe: Preparing the HerbsSoap for Acne Recipe: Preparing the Herbs

Since you only have so much time to mix everything after your soap has melted, it can be beneficial to make some preparations beforehand. So, you can get your powdered herb ready to add to the soap before you melt it. You will want to weigh 9 grams of the Papaya Leaf Herb into a small bowl. Then, you will add 20 grams of the Vegetable Glycerin into the same bowl. Now, you will want to mix these two ingredients together well. The vegetable glycerin will help prevent the powdered herb from clumping and make it easier to add to your soap. Once you have combined these ingredients until the mixture is smooth, you’re ready to move on to the next step.

Soap for Acne Recipe: Papaya Leaf Powder Herb Benefits

Of course, this wholesale powdered herb can provide all kinds of lovely benefits to your skin. First, the papaya leaf herb will provide antioxidants and nutrients that will nourish your skin. Plus, this wholesale herb can be very useful for treating acne and preventing future outbreaks. The cosmetic herb will help to open up pores and clear out pimples, acne, and excessive oil. Further, the benefits of this herb are wonderful for improving circulation and reducing signs of aging. So, the beneficial properties of this cosmetic herb are perfect for including into your soap making recipes to create quality products that will care for your skin.

Soap for Acne Recipe: Prepare Your Soap BaseSoap for Acne Recipe: Preparing Your Soap Base

Now, you are going to want to prepare the hemp oil melt and pour soap base. So, you will need to cut 496 grams of the soap from your block of mp soap base. Now, add this amount of soap to a medium, microwave safe bowl. Next, use a microwave to melt your soap. You will want to heat your mp soap using short intervals to prevent boiling. Every thirty seconds you will want to check on your soap. Also, you can use a metal spoon to stir your melting soap before heating again.

Soap for Acne Recipe: Adding the Essential OilsSoap for Acne Recipe: Adding the Essential Oils

Next, you are going to prepare the essential oils for this melt and pour soap making recipe. So, you are going to need a small bowl and the scale. First, you are going to include the rosemary essential oil. So, will need to measure out 4 grams of this essential oil. Now, you are going to add 4 grams of the tea tree oil to the bowl.  Once you have both of these natural essential oils weighed out, you are ready to add it to your melted soap. Once you have added the essential oil mixture, you can quickly mix everything together and move on to the next step. You will need to move quickly to add all the cosmetic ingredients before your melted soap cools too much.

Soap for Acne Recipe: Rosemary Essential OilSoap for Acne Recipe: Rosemary Essential Oil

One great essential oil that is included in this recipe is the Rosemary Tunisian Essential Oil. This essential oil is included to provide a natural aroma as well as provide benefits for your skin. Of course, this essential oil is perfect for helping deal with acne. Plus, this essential oil can be useful for reducing wrinkles and improving the skin from sun damage. Plus, this cosmetic ingredient will provide you with a fantastic scent. This cosmetic ingredient has an aroma described as a fresh scent blend of camphor, woodsy balsam, and an herbal mint aroma. This refreshing and natural aroma is perfect for a natural soap recipe.

Soap for Acne Recipe: Tea Tree Essential OilSoap for Acne Recipe: Tea Tree Essential Oil

Another great ingredient included in this soap is the Tea Tree Essential Oil. This essential oil is included to provide benefits as well as a natural aroma. This strong, clean aroma is camphorous and is described as being similar in scent to eucalyptus. Plus, this essential oil has some beneficial properties for the skin. This essential oil has properties that can be useful for preventing acne outbreaks. Further, the tea tree essential oil can be useful for reducing the appearance of acne scars. Plus, this cosmetic ingredient can be useful for soothing dry, itchy skin. So, this essential oil is another great ingredient to include in your soap recipe, as it is sure to care for your skin.

Soap for Acne Recipe: Adding the Herbal MixtureSoap for Acne Recipe: Adding the Herbal Mixture

Now that your melt and pour soap is completely in a liquid state, you are ready to add your other cosmetic ingredients to your soap. So, you will need to retrieve your herbal mixture of the papaya leaf herb and the vegetable glycerin. After this papaya leaf mixture has been added to your melt and pour soap you are going to need to mix everything together well. While you are going to need to move fast, you must make sure that all of these cosmetic ingredients are combined well before moving on to the next step.

Soap for Acne Recipe: Pouring Your Soap into the MoldSoap for Acne Recipe: Pouring Your Soap into the Mold

Once all of your bath and body ingredients have been thoroughly mixed, you are ready to pour your melted soap mixture into your oval soap molds. So, you will want to line up your contoured top oval soap molds on the table. Next, you will want to fill each of the cavities in your molds with your melt and pour soap mixture. Once all of the melted soap has been added to the wholesale soap molds, you will need to move quickly to the next step before your melt and pour soap sets up on the top.

Soap for Acne Recipe: Using the Rubbing AlcoholSoap for Acne Recipe: Using the Rubbing Alcohol

Now, you are going to need to get the spray bottle of rubbing alcohol that you have filled previously. You will need to use the rubbing alcohol to release any bubbles from your soap. You will only need a few spritzes for the top of each bar of soap. This will release the air bubbles in the bar and provide you with a smooth bar of soap. After each of your bars of soap has had the bubbles released, you will just need to wait for the soaps to completely set up. After your mp soap bars have completely hardened, you are ready to move on to the next step of the soap making process.

Soap for Acne Recipe: Removing the Soap from the Mold

After your soap has completely set up, you are ready to remove your soap from the wholesale soap mold. At this point, your soap should hard to the touch. Also, the soap should look solid when you shake the mold. If you have any doubts about whether your soap is ready, then you can give it another minute. Once you are sure that your soap bars are completely set up, you can pop them out of the mold. Simply turn your soap molds over the table and lightly press on the back until the bars of soap pop out of the mold. Now, you finally have finished bars of quality melt and pour soap that is ready to use!

Soap for Acne Recipe: Using Your Melt and Pour Soap

One of the best parts of mp soap is that you can use it right away! Now that your melt and pour soaps are finished, you can officially use your finished soap. This wonderful homemade face soap recipe is perfect for nourishing and caring for your skin. This naturally scented bath and body recipe is gentle enough to cleanse and nourish your entire body. Of course, this means that you can even use this cosmetic recipe as a face soap. So, you can use this bar of soap to nourish your entire body and clear up even the most stubborn breakouts.

Soap for Acne Recipe: More Benefits of Papaya Leaf

Not only is papaya leaf useful in creating nourishing bath and body recipes, but this natural herb has been found to have internal benefits as well. Some people will use cosmetic grade Papaya Leaf herb to create tea or juice that will provide various benefits. The article 9 Incredible Benefits of Papaya Leaf Juice from NDTV Food shares some of the wonderful benefits that Papaya Leaf has for your body. This article shares that some of these benefits are supporting digestion, lowering blood sugar, promoting healthy skin, and so much more!

Soap for Acne Recipe: Ask Us Any QuestionsSoap for Acne Recipe: Ask Us Any Questions

We hope that you enjoyed this homemade soap making recipe! If you have any questions about making this mp soap, then feel free to reach out to us. Of course, you can ask us your questions on the phone, in the store, and online. You can use our social media platforms as an easy way to reach out to us. There is a Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to reach out to us on Twitter and Instagram. Further, you can share your own creations and opinions with us and other craft makers on social media. We hope to hear from you very soon!

Soap for Acne Recipe: A Note About Our Cosmetic Recipes

Natures Garden is not responsible for the performance of any of the craft recipes provided on our website. The testing of the finished products is your responsibility as the customer. If you plan to resell the finished product from the recipe we provided for our homemade acne soap, then it is your responsibility to adhere to all FDA regulations. If there are any ingredients listed in a recipe that Natures Garden does not sell, we cannot offer any advice on where to purchase any of those ingredients.

Feb
05

8 Argan Oil Recipes


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8 Argan Oil Recipes8 Argan Oil Recipes

I don’t know about you but, argan oil is one of my favorite carrier oils to use in my bath and body recipes.  When used in soap, argan oil gives the bars a nice rich lather that I absolutely adore.  When used in lotion, it sinks in quickly while still moisturizing my skin.  It leaves it feeling nice and soft.  Many love argan oil in their hair care recipes as well.  In fact, since it is an ultra light oil it is perfect for those with oily hair and those that have oily skin.

In Europe, argan oil is often called “liquid gold”.  This is because of its wonderful skin- loving properties.  These are properties that come from the abundance of nutrients that are found in argan oil.  The skin loving argan oil is made by pressing argan kernels.  Argan kernels are the pits found inside a fruit grown on Argania spinosa trees in Morocco.  So, let’s look at 8 argan oil recipes from Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies.  Perhaps you will find a recipe that you can add to your bath and body line.  Whether you make scrubs, body creams, or handcrafted soap, you are sure to find something you love.

8 Argan Oil Recipes: Green Tea Scrub RecipeGreen Tea Scrub Recipe

First, argan oil is wonderful in handmade scrub recipes.  This particular scrub recipe uses green tea.  The green tea is added right into the scrub.  So, not only does the green tea scrub recipe have the antioxidant benefits of green tea it also has the benefits of argan oil.  Finally, it is the aroma of the wonderful Chubba Dubba Weight Loss Fragrance Oil.  Since this citrus fragrance oil also has notes of green tea, we thought it would be the perfect scent to complement this green tea sugar scrub recipe.  This original fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the blend of citrus notes of Sicilian orange, lemongrass, and lemon slices.  Followed by notes of jasmine, green tea, and Tahitian vanilla.

Cappuccino Coffee Cold Process Soap Recipe8 Argan Oil Recipes: Cappuccino Coffee Cold Process Soap Recipe

Now, this one is for all the coffee lovers out there as well as argan oil lovers.  For the coffee addicts like me, this cappuccino coffee cold process soap recipe uses real coffee.  Are you wondering how the coffee is added to this soap recipe?  Well, a portion of the water used to create the lye solution is replaced with coffee.  In addition, there are coffee grounds incorporated into the soap batter to give the soap exfoliation properties.  Finally, it’s topped with a dollop of “whipped cream” and finished off with whole coffee beans.  It is scented with the sweet and creamy Cappuccino Fragrance Oil.  Natures Garden’s Cappuccino Fragrance Oil is the strong and rich aroma of freshly brewed coffee with heavy cream and sweet sugar.  This is hands down my absolute favorite cold process soap recipe.

Orange Swirled CP Soap Recipe8 Argan Oil Recipes: Orange Swirled CP Soap Recipe

Next, the Orange Swirled CP Soap Recipe was inspired with an orange creamsickle fudge recipe from Inside Brew Crew Life.  This is a swirled soap recipe with orange slice embeds to top it off.  In addition, it is scented with the powerful Blood Orange Fragrance Oil.  This tangy orange scent smells AMAZING!  In addition, the scent holds up very well in cold process soap.  The soap itself has a wonderful, rich lathering property.  So, not only does it smell and look fabulous it is also a great bar of soap.  Finally, the cold process soap is topped off with a melt and pour soap embed.  This orange slice is made from mp soap and also coated with sugar to give a portion of the soap exfoliation properties.

 

Sugar Cookie Whipped Body Butter Recipe8 Argan Oil Recipes: Sugar Cookie Whipped Body Butter Recipe

The Sugar Cookie Whipped Body Butter Recipe is another great recipe that uses argan oil.  This is a body butter recipe that is perfect for dry winter skin.  Not only does it use argan oil, but it also uses moisturizing cocoa butter and shea butter.  We could all use a little extra moisture this time of year.  Not only does it feel amazing on the skin, but it also smells amazing.  This body butter smells of the aroma of Sugar Cookies Fragrance Oil.  This scent smells just like freshly baked cookies right from the oven.  So, create the aroma without the calories and use a body butter instead!

8 Argan Oil Recipes: Argan Soap RecipeArgan Soap Recipe

Who doesn’t love cold process soap?  Creating handmade cp soap can be both an artistic statement and great for your body.  This argan soap recipe will be just that.  It is a beautifully swirled cp soap recipe that uses Kulu Bay Fragrance Oil.  The colors are a perfect representation of both the crisp water and warm sandy shores.  Kulu Bay scent is both invigorating and crisp.  It is also a Natures Garden Original fragrance oil.  It definitely allowed us to create a cool bar of soap that packs that rich lather from the argan oil.  The argan oil cold process soap was created using an in the pot swirl technique.  You will need to move quickly when making this soap recipe.  However, the results are totally worth the extra effort.

Sour Watermelon Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe8 Argan Oil Recipes: Sour Watermelon Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe

So, we talked about the green tea sugar scrub, now let’s talk about a solid sugar scrub.  The Sour Watermelon Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe is a solid sugar scrub that has become very popular with our clients.  Not only will this scrub recipe exfoliate your skin, but it also has melt and pour soap added.  This solid scrub is packaged in a clamshell container.  So, once created, you simply place a label right on the clamshell container.  Each cube is the perfect size for a single use sugar scrub.  This solid scrub uses the fruity Sour Watermelon Candy Fragrance Oil.  It smells just like the sweet watermelon candy.  Now, we know there is the addition of sugar in most scrubs, right?  This solid scrub is not only unique because it is solid it also includes poppy seeds for even more exfoliation.

8 Argan Oil Recipes: Mothers Day Bath Bomb RecipeMothers Day Bath Bomb Recipe

Next, we have the Mother’s Day Bath Bombs Recipe that was made to include argan oil.  These handmade bath fizzies are a wonderful Mother’s Day gift but are really great for any time of year.  These adorable bath bombs with argan oil also use the beautiful Happy Type Fragrance Oil.  Happy & Free fragrance oil is best described as a refreshing, flowery fragrance.  Also, the bath bombs have whole calendula flowers.  Not only are the flowers an adorable decorative touch, but they are also wonderful for the skin.  They help with problems such as burned, rashes, bruised or inflamed skin.  So, this bath bomb recipe is the perfect recipe.  In fact, calendula is also a great help to those with varicose veins. After a few weeks, the veins have been known to shrink due to calendula. It has also been known to help with acne problems and can help prevent dermatitis.

Aloe Body Cream Recipe8 Argan Oil Recipes: Aloe Body Cream Recipe

Finally, we have this aloe body cream recipe that contains argan oil.  Out of all of the body cream recipes I have created, this is my favorite.  I believe this is because of the added argan oil as well as the infusion of aloe powder.  This body cream is the perfect way to help heal your skin.  In addition, this aloe body cream uses Orchid Rain Fragrance Oil.  This spa like aroma is the one of a kind combination of fresh orchids, peony flowers, water lily, watercress, aloe vera, and crisp bamboo.  This aloe lotion recipe sinks into your skin perfectly.  Aloe is also high in antioxidants, vitamin C, and other minerals which allow the skin to heal faster.  As many of you know, aloe is often used on sunburned, or inflamed skin.  This is in part because aloe vera powder contains salicylates.  Salicylates are known to help relieve pain.

Other Ways to Use Argan Oil

Now, a couple of other ways to use argan oil that we haven’t talked about.  First, is in your handcrafted hair care recipes.  Argan oil is perfect for those with oily hair.  Since it is a lighter oil it will sink right into the hair follicle without leaving behind more excess oil.  In addition, since it is able to penetrate deep into the hair it will help to repair any damage. So, you can get the right level of moisture and shine exactly where you need it.  It is also great for your cuticles.  With clean, polish free nails, a drop of argan oil rubbed into your nails and cuticles will help moisturize and refresh your cuticle beds.

Learn a little bit more about argan oil and its benefits in your handcrafted bath and body recipes here.  While Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies carries argan oil for soap and cosmetics use only, there are many other ways food grade argan oil can be used.  For example, it can also be used when cooking.  In fact, argan oil is considered a staple food pantry item in Morocco.  While it is often heard to be used in cosmetic recipes like hair care products and skin care products in the United States, in Morocco, it is so much more.  Read more about using food grade argan oil in your food recipes at the Food Republic’s website.

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Have you used argan oil in any of your soap recipes or any other bath and body recipes?  We would love to know how you have used the wonderful argan oil.  In fact, seeing the products our customers have created using our ingredients is one of our favorite things.  Show us what you have created by posting pictures of your handcrafted bath and body recipes on our Instagram or Twitter page @ngscents.  You can also so us your creations on our Facebook page.  If you have any questions about argan oil, or any other Natures Garden product, you can always contact us on our HUG Line at 440-647-0100 or send an email to [email protected]  We would love to hear from you!

Dec
28

Apple Pie Spice Uses


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Apple Pie Spice UsesApple Pie Spice Uses

There are many Apple Pie Spice uses that you can use to benefit your body. All you have to do is add this herbal ingredient in your various recipes. First of all, you can use this blend of spices to create scrumptious homemade apple pies. Also, this herbal spice would provide your body with some wonderful benefits. Additionally, you can use this Natures Garden blend with your cosmetic making supplies or soap-making supplies to create some amazing products for your body. In fact, many of these herbs are beneficial for the skin. Plus, this blend of herbs and spices have a delicious and strong aroma. So, using this cosmetic ingredient will provide your products with some fantastic qualities. Let’s get into all the benefits that this herb has for your whole body!

Apple Pie Spice Uses: Growing ConditionsApple Pie Spice Uses: Growing Conditions

Since this spice is a blend of various herbs, there are many plants that were needed to create this herb wholesale. The essential herbs and spices that are used to create Apple Pie Spice are cinnamon, lemon peel, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg. A few of these ingredients can be grown in an herb garden, but many of the spices will become trees. So, most of these spices require more space and effort than other types of herbs. But, we can still discuss how they are grown and harvested.

Apple Pie Spice Uses: Where Do Spices Come From?

First, we have the cinnamon herb, which comes from the bark of the laurel tree. This process is a bit complicated, but it begins by growing the tree for two years. After, the tree is cut down and the following year little shoots will appear. These shoots will have a thin layer of bark on the inside. This bark is collected, dried, and used as the spice we all know and love.

Second, we have lemon peel powder. These lemons grow on trees in warm, full sun conditions. Once the tree is about three years old, it will begin to produce fruit. These fruits are harvested once they are yellow and firm with a slightly glossy appearance. Then, the skin of these fruits will be dried and ground to be used for lemon peel powder.

Next, ginger is a root that can be grown using roots that have visible green “eyes”. These “eyes” will sprout long stems and below the dirt, the root will grow larger. This plant prefers nutrient rich soil that can hold moisture. However, the set up needs to be free draining to prevent over saturating the plant. About eight months after planting, you can dig up the ginger root.

Additionally, cloves are dried flowers that grow on clove trees. These trees prefer a wet, tropical climate and can’t survive below fifty-nine degrees Fahrenheit. These flowers are picked before they have the chance to open. Then, they are sun dried for about five days.

Finally, nutmeg is produced from a nutmeg tree, which creates yellow fruits that are similar to apricots. Inside the fruit are purple/brown seeds that are covered in a red skin. The skin, which is used to make mace, is removed and the seed can be ground into nutmeg.

Apple Pie Spice Uses: Industrial Uses

There are so many ways that you can use this aromatic blend of spices to create some wonderful products. Each of the ingredients in Apple Pie Spice can be useful for promoting health. Further, these various botanical herbs and spices can be used to benefit the skin and hair. Plus, this amazing blend of spices is perfect for making all kinds of delicious food! So, let’s look at some of the many benefits that these different ingredients have for different products.

Apple Pie Spice Uses: Medicinal UsesApple Pie Spice Uses: Medicinal Uses

While this blend of spices was created to enhance the qualities of a delicious dessert, there are many more reasons than the taste for enjoying these spices. Amazingly, each of these individual herbs still have some beneficial properties for the body. Each of these spices have some benefits that they can provide for the body. So, let’s look at some of the various benefits that these herbs can provide for our bodies.

Apple Pie Spice Uses: Medicinal Benefits

First, cinnamon has many benefits for the body. There are those that have found that cinnamon can be useful for decreasing blood sugar. Also, it has been found that cinnamon can help to reduce blood clots and reduce bad cholesterol levels. Additionally, this spice has been known to boost brain function and calms the mind. Further, some find that the cinnamaldehyde in this spice can reduce the risk of cancer

Second, lemon peel has been thought to provide health benefits. The herb has shown to relax your blood vessels and reduce blood pressure. Also, this herb has been known to promote healthy eyes and strong bones.

Third, ginger has some beneficial properties, too. The anti-inflammatory properties are thought to help with arthritis, muscle pain, and other inflammatory issues. Plus, this herb has been known to help lower blood pressure and reduce symptoms of indigestion.

Fourth, cloves have beneficial properties that can be useful for the body. This spice has been found to be useful for boosting the immune system and reducing blood sugar. Additionally, the antioxidants in this spice have been shown to protect organs, especially the liver, from free radicals that can cause damage. Also, some have found that cloves are beneficial for oral health, as it reduces pain for teeth and gums. Plus, it is believed that this spice would reduce the occurrence of mouth ulcers, like cold sores.

Lastly, nutmeg can be used to provide benefits to your body. One benefit that this spice has been found to help detoxify your liver and kidneys. Also, some people have found that this spice can be used to reduce congestion caused by a cold. Additionally, many have found that this spice can be useful for reducing pain due to sore muscles, joint pain, and other issues due to inflammation.

Apple Pie Spice Uses: Bath and Body ProductsApple Pie Spice Uses: Bath and Body Products

Not only are these herbs great for promoting health inside the body, but this herbal blend has plenty of benefits for the outside, too. In fact, these herbal spices are wonderful for the skin and hair. You can perfectly include cosmetic ingredients wholesale, like this herbal spice, in your soap and lotion making supplies to create some fantastic bath and body recipes. So, let’s talk about some of the benefits that these powdered herbs can provide for your body.

Apple Pie Spice Uses: Bath and Body Product Benefits

One great way to use this spice blend is to create an acne fighting recipe. Some have found that cinnamon and clove can both be used to help reduce acne and acne scars. Also, nutmeg has been known to reduce blackheads and reduce signs of acne scars. Plus, the lemon peel is known to have astringent and antimicrobial properties that are great for battling acne. Also, nutmeg has been found to be amazing for those suffering from hormonal or cystic acne due to its astringent properties. So, this spice may be useful for anti-acne formulations.

Further, this spice can be useful for moisturizing and exfoliating your skin. Also, nutmeg has been shown to help reduce signs of aging, as it reduces fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging. So, this may be a great addition for wholesale face masks add to your homemade soap and lotion supplies.

Also, ginger, cloves, and cinnamon all have been known to have anti-inflammatory properties that are useful for reducing muscle pain, arthritis, eczema, and much more. So, this would be a great cosmetic ingredient for creating wholesale bath and body products. Plus, clove has been known to be used to reduce various skin issues, like scabies, rashes, bug bites/stings, and fungal infections. So, you can soak in these wonderful properties to reduce pain and other inflammatory issues.

Plus, adding cinnamon to hair care products can help cleanse, exfoliate, and nourish the scalp. Also, ginger has been shown to promote healthy hair growth, as it stimulates circulation to your scalp and promotes healthy growth. Further, ginger can be used moisturize the hair and help control dead ends.

Apple Pie Spice Uses: Natures Garden Bath and Body RecipesApple Pie Spice Uses: Natures Garden Bath and Body Recipes

The Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar Scrub Recipe was created by Natures Garden to care for the body. The various butters and oils will nourish the skin as the sugar exfoliates dead skin. Plus, the spices and herbs in Apple Pie Spice pamper and provide even more benefits for the skin. Further, the scent of this delicious spice blends perfectly with the aroma of our Vanilla Silk Fragrance Oil and our Cinnabun Type Fragrance Oil.

Apple Pie Spice Uses: Food and BeveragesApple Pie Spice Uses: Food and Beverages

Obviously, the recipe for Apple Pie Spice was created with the intention to make the perfect apple pie. However, there are even more wonderful ways to bake with this spice. When the leaves start to turn colors and the autumn arrives, this is a perfect spice to break out.  You can use it to create all kinds of foods with more warmth and depth. This spice is perfect for all kinds of recipes from apple spice muffins to Lifting Revolution’s Better Than Grandma’s Apple Pie Shake. There are just so many ways to use this spice to enhance your favorite recipes!

Apple Pie Spice Uses: OtherApple Pie Spice Uses: Other

Not only are there benefits for the body, but there are many uses around the house for this wonderful blend. First, you can use this herbal blend to repel various insects. Not only do people find that cinnamon repels moths, but roaches, fleas, and ants are all thought to be repelled by lemon peels. Additionally, this spice blend can be used as a natural cleaner. The cloves in this herb have been found to combat mold due to its antiseptic properties.

 

Apple Pie Spice Uses: Making Apple Pie Spice for Baking

Although our blend of spices and herbs is only meant for bath and body recipes, you can mix up your own version of this spice for the kitchen. While this recipe isn’t exactly like ours and doesn’t have as many benefits for your skin, it is close enough to make your recipes taste delicious! So, you can blend these spices and begin creating some fantastic recipes. If you want to create your own apple pie spice blend for your homemade apple pies, then check out Homemade Apple Pie Spice Blend Recipe by Delicious Obsessions.

Apple Pie Spice Uses: Ask Us Any QuestionsApple Pie Spice Uses: Ask Us Any Questions

We hope that you have enjoyed this herbal blog on our Apple Pie Spice. If you have any questions about this herb or any other herbs and spices, then feel free to reach out to us. You can ask us your questions in the store, on the phone, or online. If you want to reach out to us online, then check out one of our social media pages. You can find us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use our handle @ngscents to find us on both Instagram and Twitter. Have fun making your homemade products and we hope to hear from you soon!

Apple Pie Spice Uses: A Note About Our Herbs

Note: We at Natures Garden sell our Apple Pie Spice Blend for external use only. We do not sell any of our herbs as food items. The information that we provide on our herbs is for educational purposes only. We do not intend for this information to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated the information we have provided. Make sure that you keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets. Also, pregnant and/or lactating women should take special care when handling any of our herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products that you make with our herbs. Further, all testing is the responsibility of the customer.

Nov
26

What is Bee Pollen Powder?


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What is Bee Pollen Powder?What is Bee Pollen Powder?

If you have been wondering “What is bee pollen powder?”, then you may want to stick around for this blog. This Natures Garden herb is made up of ground up bee pollen granules, which makes it easy to add your homemade soaps and cosmetics. Further, the herb powder is a perfect way to naturally color bath and body recipes. Also, the bee powder is full of vitamins and nutrients that a healthy body needs! We utilize these nutrients to create bath and beauty products that are amazing for the skin. But, there are those that use the bee pollen granules to provide benefits to the inside of their body, too. You can learn about all the beneficial properties that bee pollen has for both your homemade products and your whole body in one of our homemaking blogs for bath and body products!

What is Bee Pollen Powder?: What is Bee Pollen Made Out Of ?What is Bee Pollen Powder?: What is Bee Pollen Made Out Of?

While bees collect pollen from plants, like flowers, this pollen alone is not bee pollen. Now, you may be asking “Well then, what is what is bee pollen made from?”. This process starts with the plant pollen and nectar that the bees collect for food. The type of pollen differs based on the on the area, as there will be different types of flowers available.

Then, the bees mix the collected pollen with nectar from its honey sacks. This creates the bee pollen, which are larger granules that make it easier to transport pollen back to the hive. So, the bees will store the bee pollen in a special pouch in their hind legs to transport it back to their home. Then, the bees will transport this to the hive where they can enzymes to it.  The bees will digest the bee pollen to turn it into honey, which has all the nutrients needed to feed young bees and worker bees alike.

What is Bee Pollen Powder?: How is Bee Pollen Harvested?

Well, how is bee pollen gathered before the bees turn it into honey? Obviously, the bee pollen would need to be collected before the bees take it into their hive. After this point, it will be in the process of becoming honey. So, beekeepers will use a special comb-like device that bees have to pass through before getting into the hive. As a bee passes through the comb some of the pollen will be pushed out of the bee’s pouch. This allows a portion of the bee pollen to be collected while leaving some for the bees to turn into honey.

What is Bee Pollen Powder?: Industrial Uses

We know that bee pollen is used to make food for the bees, but how is bee pollen good for you? Bee pollen is full of all kinds of nutrients that your body needs, which makes it amazing for giving your body a revitalizing boost. Since bee pollen is full of vitamins and nutrients, there are many industry uses for this lovely product. This means that there are all kinds of ways that people have found to include use this natural wonder. Whether you use bee pollen for cosmetic purposes or include a bee pollen supplement in your diet, there are many beneficial properties for your body.

What is Bee Pollen Powder?: Foods and BeveragesWhat is Bee Pollen Powder?: Foods and Beverages

Many people enjoy adding bee pollen to their food or smoothies as a nutrition boost. In fact, the abundance of nutrients are useful for combating fatigue and stress by supporting your nutrition levels. Since the vitamins and nutrients in this supplement support healthy body function, you are sure to feel more lively. Plus, bee pollen will help you ward off sickness, as it has been shown to boost the immune system. Also, this natural supplement has been useful in reducing nutritional deficiencies, which would lead to negative consequences. These consequences could include health problems or poor development in children. This is just a few of the reasons why adding bee pollen to healthy food is something that many people enjoy!

What is Bee Pollen Powder?: What Does Bee Pollen Taste Like?What is Bee Pollen Powder?: What Does Bee Pollen Taste Like?

Of course, anyone considering adding a new food to there diet would be curious about the taste. We have been told that bee pollen is an acquired taste, so some healthy eaters will disguise it in their food. Further, the taste can differ slightly depending on the pollen sources available around the hive. This means that both the color and taste can change slightly based on location and time of year. Some bee pollen has a nut-like flavor that is a little sweet and other times it can be more bitter. While some people will eat the bee pollen on food or like a pill with water, others may hide the flavor in a smoothie. It all depends on your preference and the time of year you get your bee pollen.

What is Bee Pollen Powder?: Bath and Body ProductsWhat is Bee Pollen Powder?: Bath and Body Products

Bee Pollen Powder is a wonderful herb that provides all kinds of benefits to natural bath and body products. First, this herb can be used as a natural colorant. The pretty yellow color is perfect for creating bath and body products that are light, warm, and natural. So, this cosmetic herb is great for adding to your bath and body supplies, as it provides you with perfect hues for wholesale body products using natural bee ingredients.

Additionally, bee pollen has all kinds of wonderful properties to benefit your skin. First, using this cosmetic herb for making lotion from scratch is a perfect way to introduce these beneficial properties to your skin. The high levels of antioxidants in this cosmetic herb are able to help reduce aging, as it reduces the effect of free radicals, UV light, and pollutants. Further, bee pollen has an antibiotic effect that will help to reduce acne break outs. Plus, some research has shown that bee pollen can be used on the skin to speed healing and prevent infection due to its antibacterial properties.

How to Use Spirulina Powder: Natures Garden RecipesHow to Use Bee Pollen Powder: Natures Garden Recipes

Also, you can incorporate bee pollen power in a wonderful cold process soap recipe! Our Royal Honey Bee Cold Process Soap Recipe combines the beneficial properties of real honey and raw bee pollen to create an amazing recipe for the skin. Since much of the antibacterial and anti inflammatory properties are from the bee pollen, this combination enhances the honey’s properties to new levels. This soap can be useful for moisturizing the skin, reducing wrinkles, and even preventing acne break outs. Plus, some cases of eczema have been reduced after regular use, as it reduces inflammation and soothes the skin.

What is Bee Pollen Powder?: MedicinalWhat is Bee Pollen Powder?: Medicinal

Throughout history, there is evidence of humans incorporating bee in medical practices. There were ancient civilizations, including Chinese, Egyptian, Greek, American Indian, and many more, used bee pollen to create rejuvenating blends. These blends varied from the Greek and Egyptians using it to increase stamina before battle to the medicinal tonics of ancient Chinese civilizations. Further, bee pollen has even been referred to as “Ambrosia” by some civilizations, which means food of the Gods. Today, we still utilize the natural properties of bee pollen to provide our bodies with a nutrient boost and enhance our health. In fact, it is considered a superfood that is often used in smoothie blends.

What has continued to make bee pollen popular for improving health is its many natural, beneficial properties for the body. First, it has vitamins that are useful for boosting the immune system, which protect you from diseases or infections. Also, bee pollen has anti-inflammatory properties that can be used for reducing the symptoms of arthritis, gout, or even menstrual cramps. Another benefit is that bee pollen promotes liver health with its high level of antioxidants that are able to help your liver detox the body. Additionally, bee pollen powder has been linked to a reduction in bad cholesterol, which has led to better cardiovascular health and even suggested a decreased risk of blood clots.

What is Bee Pollen Powder?: Other UsesWhat is Bee Pollen Powder?: Other Uses

Another benefit of bee pollen is that it can be used to help reduce minor seasonal allergies. Many people will find local beehives to find bee pollen harvested from the area. You can take this region specific bee pollen every day to help build up an immunity to the pollen that you experience in your area. You will want to start with a small amount and work your way up to a slightly larger amount. Also, you will want to begin this process a few weeks before pollen season begins.

Eventually, you won’t have as bad of a reaction from seasonal allergies caused by the pollen in your area. However, anyone with serious allergic reactions to honey, pollen, or bee stings as well as anyone taking regular medications should all consult a doctor before committing to taking bee pollen. If you would like to learn more about how to take bee pollen, then check out this article called How Bee Pollen Could Cure Your Allergies by Mind Body Green. This article talks about how bee pollen wards your body from your allergies and gives a suggested amount for daily use.

What is Bee Pollen Powder?: Get Healthy with Bee Pollen

If you want to try adding granules of bee pollen to your diet, then Healthy Smoothie Headquarters is a great place to start. They have an article with a recipe for creating a smoothie that is absolutely scrumptious. Recipes like these are extremely useful for anyone that would love to reap the benefits of bee pollen but hate the taste. Plus, this article even talks about a few more benefits and bonuses of eating bee pollen regularly. So, check out the Blissful Bee Pollen Smoothie and see what all the buzz is about!

If you are curious about all the nutrients in bee pollen, then you may want to check out an article by Bee Pollen Buzz. This article, called What is Bee Pollen?,  perfectly answers the question of “What nutrients does bee pollen contain?” and shows you exactly what is known to be in bee pollen that is just so good for us. In fact, this article breaks down the good stuff in bee pollen, like all the vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Plus, they go into the number of calories, fats, carbs, and protein, too. So, this is a perfect break down for any curious healthy eaters out there.

What is Bee Pollen Powder?: Talk to UsWhat is Bee Pollen Powder?: Talk to Us

We hope that you’ve enjoyed learning a bit about this wonderful cosmetic herb. If you want to include even more herbs in your wholesale bath and body supplies, then check out some of our other Herbs and Spices. You can create some skin-loving products with a blend of fantastic herbs.  If you have questions about bee pollen powder or any other herbs that we carry, then please ask us! You can always ask us questions in store, on the phone, and on social media. We have a Facebook page that you can use to reach us. Also, we have a Twitter account and an Instagram account (@ngscents) . We hope to hear from you soon!

What is Bee Pollen Powder?: Reminder About Our Herbs

Note: Natures Garden sells our bee pollen powder for external use only. While you can purchase food grade bee pollen elsewhere, we do not sell them as food items. Also, the information that we provide is for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease and this information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. We suggest that you keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets. Also, pregnant and/or lactating women should take special care when handling herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our herbs. The responsibility of the customer is to test all of their own created products.

Jun
26

Soap Making Terms


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Soap Making Terms

If you want to learn about different soaping methods and get help for potential problems, then it helps to know common soap making terms. Whether you are a beginner or experienced, you are likely to come across something new with your batches at least once. So, we are here to help you understand what to do and how to solve any soap-making issues.

Soap Making Terms: How Much Fragrance Oil Can I Add to Soap?

While you should always check the usage rate for each individual fragrance, the maximum that we recommend is 5%. Sometimes you can a scent where the IFRA sheet allows more and you can do more if you’d like. After you know the usage rate, you just need to do some simple multiplication to figure out how much scent you need.

Formula: Weight of Soap x Usage Rate = Weight of Fragrance Oil
Example: 912 grams of soap x 0.05 (which is a 5% usage rate) = 45.6 grams of fragrance

Soap Making Terms: Why Did My Soap Turn Brown?

Often fragrance oils that contains a high amount of Vaniilin will turn soap brown. Also, the color will be a darker brown with scented oils with higher amounts of Vanillin. We can use Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to reduce these effects and still use the scent. Since this ingredient is added to provide a vanilla scent, strong vanilla fragrance oils will almost always turn soap brown without the color stabilizer.

Soap Making Terms: Can I Use Essential Oils in Soap Making?

Yes, essential oils can be used to scent soap. We find that essential oils hold up better in MP soap than in soap made from scratch. This is because the saponification process can cook off the essential oil, which doesn’t have middle notes to anchor the scent. You may have some scent after the soaps cure, but it won’t be as strong as it is in MP soap.

Soap Making Terms: How Much Essential Oil Can I Use in Soap?

This can be different for each essential oil, so you will need to check the IFRA sheet for the usage rate. Then, you can figure out how much you need using the same method as you would for fragrance oils.

Soap Making Terms: How Do You Make Soap White?

You can add titanium dioxide to soaps to make them white. In fact, many of our white soap bases use this ingredient. If you wanted, you could use this ingredient to turn your clear soaps to white.

Soap Making Terms: What is Melt and Pour Soap Making?Soap Making Terms: What is Melt and Pour Soap Making?

Another option for soap making is melt and pour soap. This method starts with a soap base that has already gone through the saponification process. So, you cut need to cut and melt the amount your need before you are ready to add colorants, fragrance, or herbs. Then, you can pour the melted soap into a mold and spray the top with rubbing alcohol. As soon as the soap is hardened, it is ready to use!

Soap Making Terms: How Much Melt and Pour Soap Will I Need for My Mold?

For each ounce by volume in your mold you will need 31 grams of soap. Say the soap mold will hold 16 ounces, you will need 496 grams of soap

Formula: Constant Value for Soap Needed to Fill Mold x Volume of Mold = Weight of Soap
Example:
31 grams per ounce x 16 ounce mold = 196 grams of MP soap

Soap Making Terms: How Long Should Melt and Pour Soap Stay in the Mold?

This can vary based on the size of soap you are creating. Smaller soaps will take less time compared to bigger soaps. Just make sure that they are hardened all the way before you remove them. Also, you should be able to feel that the mold is no longer warm to touch.

Soap Making Terms: How Do I Get My Melt and Pour Soap Out of the Mold?

While you should be able to hold your molds upside down and lightly push, sometimes they get stuck. If you place your soaps in the refrigerator for a short amount of time, this should make it easier for you to remove your mp soap.

Soap Making Terms: How Do I Get Fingerprints Off My Melt and Pour Soap?

Sometimes when you are removing your soaps from the mold, you can transfer a fingerprint. Just use some rubbing alcohol to dampen a cotton swab and  gently swab the fingerprint. It should begin to fade as you do this.

Soap Making Terms: Can Melt and Pour Soap Be Used Right Away?

Of course! The saponification process is already complete before you get your soap base. So, there is no active lye to worry about. This means that you can use your soaps as soon as they harden.

Soap Making Terms: Why Is My Melt and Pour Soap Sweating?

There are a few reasons why your soap would sweat. First, it could be due to adding too much oil. Whether it is fragrance oil or carrier oil, the soap can only hold on to so much before the oil begins to leak out to create beads on the surface. More often, it is due to the soap drawing moisture from the air. Since your soap base uses vegetable glycerin, a humectant, it will draw moisture to it. Although this is great for you skin, it can lead to your soap sweating . However, you can prevent the latter by wrapping your soap as soon as it comes out of the mold. This way it can’t pull moisture from the air.

 

Soap Making Terms: What is Hot Process Soap Making?Soap Making Terms: What is Hot Process Soap Making?

Another way to make soap from scratch is hot process soap. This process is very similar to cold process soapmaking. However, in this method you will have a heat source to speed up the saponification process. You can use a crock pot or stove top to heat your soap mixture. After, you can technically use the bars immediately. However, letting them cure a week will provide you with harder, milder bars.

Soap Making Terms: Does Natures Garden Offer Any Hot Process Soap Recipes with Shea Butter?

Yes, we have a few! For example, we have our Manly Soap Recipe, the Beard Soap Recipe, and more that you can find under the Hot Process Soap Recipes page!

Soap Making Terms: How Long Do You Have to Wait to Use Hot Process Soap?

Yes. Although you don’t have to wait as long for your soaps to cure, there is still some lye left that needs to react. Typically, you will need to wait 1-2 week(s) before using your hp soap.

Soap Making Terms: What Does Rebatch Mean?

If you want to redo a soap batch or add more ingredients, then this is a great idea for you! It is common to rebatch to correct issues like seizing or forgotten ingredients. Also, this can be done to add ingredients that wouldn’t react well during the saponification process, like natural exfoliates or essential oils. First, take the soaps that you aren’t necessarily pleased with and grate them into pieces. Place these pieces in a crock pot and melt them with milk, water, or another liquid to prevent scotching. Also, add any additional oils that you want in these soaps. Allow you batch to reheat for one hour at which point it will by thick. After, add the color, scent, and herbs before scooping this soap into a mold.

Soap Making Terms: What is Cold Process Soap Making?Soap Making Terms: What is Cold Process Soap Making?

This process is one of a few that are refereed to as making soap from scratch because in uses water, lye, and oils to create bars of soap. Another key characteristic of this method is that you don’t need outside heat, as the lye provide enough heat for saponification. Once trace occurs, you are able to add colorants, scented oils, and herbs can be added at this point. After 24 hours, you can remove the soap from the mold and cut. However, you must let your soap cure for a period of 4-6 weeks.

Soap Making Terms: What is Lye in Soap Making?

Lye is a caustic base that is a key component for soap, as it drives the saponification process. It is sometimes referred to as sodium hydroxide for bar soaps and potassium hydroxide for liquid soaps.

Soap Making Terms: What Does Saponification Mean?

This is the process of lye reacting with the oils/fats/butters to produce soap. Saponification will produce both the soap and the glycerin in the soap.

Soap Making Terms: What Does Cure Time Mean?

Cure time is the period where the soap finishes the soaponification process until there is no more active lye present in the bars.

Soap Making Terms: What Does the Term Trace Mean in Soap Making?

In soaping, trace is when the lye water and the oils/butters have been fully combined. You will know that you’ve hit trace because the batter will thicken to a pudding-like consistency. Also, you can check to see whether you are at trace by using a spatula to “trace” a line of soap in the batter. You will notice that the line will not immediately disappear and you can see a trace of the soap you drizzled in.

Soap Making Terms: What Does Light Trace Mean in Soap Making?

Light trace is the point right before your soap comes to trace. You will begin to see a trace, but it won’t stay for more than a few seconds. So, the batter is about to hit trace where it will be thick enough to see the soap for a bit longer.

Soap Making Terms: How Long Does It Take for Soap Batter to Get to Trace?

The time is takes to get to trace will vary between batches for a number of reasons. The ingredients in a recipe can lead to different times. Also, fragrance oils and some soap additives can accelerate or slow trace in your batch.

Soap Making Terms: What Does Seize Mean in Soap Making?

If your soap seizes, then it means that your soap has gone through saponification enough that the batter is beginning to turn from liquid to solid. While this isn’t bad on its own, it makes it impossible to pour soap that is still in the bowl. This hardening soap that hasn’t yet made it to the mold will be too thick to mix and, at best, will be chunky in the mold.

Soap Making Terms: Why Do I Have Lye Pockets in My Cold Process Soap?

If you use too much lye in your soap recipe, then you can
Lye pockets can form in cold process soap most often when too much lye is used. However, it could also be a recipe that wasn’t properly formulated, an oil was left out, the soap seized, or even when the lye solution was not fully mixed. If the lye was not completely saponified you can always rebatch the soap and hot process the soap adding additional oil. Also, it is possible that it could be used in recipes such as laundry soaps that can utilize soap with a higher pH level.

Soap Making Terms: Can I Change the Soap Making Recipes?

Unlike many other bath and body recipes, you can’t simply swap out oils in the Natures Garden formulated recipe. Each oil has a certain saponification value that determines how much lye it will react with. So, switching an oil could result in your batch being lye heavy. Even if you wait longer to cure, there won’t be enough oils to react with the lye and the bars will irritate the skin or even cause burning. Instead, use SoapCalc to determine what you would have to change to get the recipe that you want!

Soap Making Terms: Reach Out to UsSoap Making Terms: Reach Out to Us

If you have any other questions or concerns about soapmaking, then please reach out to us! One easy way to ask us something is on social media. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Have fun soaping!

 

Apr
04

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe


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Raspberry Cold Process Soap RecipeRaspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe

Today, we will show you how to make our Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe.  We swirled the cp soap then, topped it with raspberry melt and pour embeds.  This cold process soap making recipe uses Natures Garden’s Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil.  This scent is a breeze to work with in cold process soap.  It gives you so much time to play.  In addition, it smells so strong and wonderful in the cured soap.  If you have not soaped with this scent, I highly recommend it!

Fresh Raspberry Fragrance OilRaspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil

Before we begin, let’s take a closer look at Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden.  We have searched literally 10 years for a nice, strong, true fresh raspberry scent that did not have oily green top notes.  This is an extraordinarily fresh raspberry fragrance oil by Natures Garden.  This raspberry scent performs perfectly in cp soap.  It showed no acceleration, no separation, no ricing, and no discoloration.  In addition, it was super strong after curing and is one of my personal favorite fragrance oils to soap with.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe: Soap Making Supplies Found at Natures Garden

Lye- Sodium Hydroxide
Coconut Oil 76
Avocado Oil
Grapeseed Oil
Cocoa Butter Deodorized
Shea Butter
Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Sunflower Oil
Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant
Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible
Large Square Tray Mold Market Mold
Clear 8 oz PET Bullet Bottle
White Fine Mist Sprayer 24/410
Safety Gloves
Safety Mask
Natures Garden Apron
Thermometer
Safety Glasses

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe: Other Soap Making Supplies You Will Need

Distilled Water
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Cutting Board
Wooden Skewers
Scale
Knife
Rubbing Alcohol (In a bullet bottle with sprayer)
Stick Blender
Raspberries and Blackberries Mold (www.flexiblemolds.com)
Vinegar

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Total Recipe Amounts for Raspberry Embeds:

150 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base
7 grams Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil
2 drops FUN Soap Colorant Ultramarine Violet
2 drop FUN Soap Colorant Neon Pink
3 drops FUN Soap Colorant Tomato Red

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Weigh Out Your Clear Soap Base

Weigh Out Your Clear Soap BaseFirst, we will weigh out and melt 150 grams of Natures Garden’s Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base.  Then, you will need to melt it in the microwave in 30 second increments.  You will want to continue to melt the soap only until it is in a liquid state.  You want to be careful not to over heat the base.  As it is melting, stir the base in between each 30-second burst.

I created one round of berries for this recipe, placing 1-3 berries on each bar.  This recipe created 23 berries which I used on my 9 bars of soap.  If you would like to add more berries on top of your soap, you can create more.  Each additional berry will require about 5 grams of soap.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Color Your MP Soap

Color Your MP Soap
Once you have your soap melted, it is time to add your soap colorant.  You will need to add 2 drops of ultramarine violet FUN Soap Colorant, 2 drops neon pink FUN Soap Colorant, and 3 drops tomato red FUN Soap Colorant.  Finally, stir to fully incorporate the colorant.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Add Your Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil

Next, it is time to add your fragrance oil.  For this recipe, we are using Natures Garden’s Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil.  So, at this time, add 7 grams of your Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Pour Your Soap into the Mold

Pour Your Soap into the MoldFinally, it is time to pour your soap into the mold.  You will need your raspberries/blackberries mold.  Then, pour your soap slowly into each cavity of the mold.  I also suggest using a container with a spout and emphasize slowly, as you can see, I may have overflowed my cavities a bit.  I was trying to take a picture and pour at the same time.  Once you have the soap in the mold, spray the soap with rubbing alcohol if you notice any air bubbles.  Allow them to setup before removing them from the mold.  If you have any overflow like I did, it will just remove very easily by tearing it off.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Lye Solution

Prepare Your Lye SolutionNow, you will prepare your lye solution.  First, weigh our 323 grams of distilled water.  Next, in a separate bowl, weigh out 116 grams of lye.  Then, slowly add the lye to the water.  You never want to add the water to the lye. Stir to completely dissolve the lye.  Set your lye solution aside for the moment and allow it to cool.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Prepare Your Oils

Prepare Your OilsWhile you are waiting for your lye solution to cool, prepare your oils.  In a deep mixing bowl, weigh out 212 grams of Coconut Oil 76, 128 grams of Avocado Oil, 42 grams of Grapeseed Oil, 85 grams of Cocoa Butter, 85 grams of Meadowfoam Seed Oil, 128 grams of Shea Butter, and 170 Sunflower Oil.  Then, melt your oils.  Once your oils are melted, set them aside to cool.  We want to allow both our soaping oils and our lye solution to cool to 100-110 degrees Fahrenheit.  You need their temperatures to be within 10 degrees of each other.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Colorants

Prepare Your ColorantsWhile you are waiting for your temperatures to drops, go ahead and get your colorants prepared.  First, we will prepare our titanium dioxide.  This will be used to create the white portion of the soap.  So, in a small bowl, weigh out 7 grams of titanium dioxide.  Then, mix them with a small amount of your soaping oils that you prepared.  Stir to create a paste like mixture.  This will help the titanium dioxide disperse more easily in your soap batter.  Next, you will need another small bowl.  To this bowl, add 6 grams of the neon pink soap colorant, 3 grams of tomato red colorant, and 7 grams of the violet colorant.  Use a mixing spoon to mix the colorants together.  Set your colorants aside, we will come back to them.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Sodium Lactate

Next, we will also prepare the sodium lactate.  Sodium lactate is added to the soap to help harden it a bit.  So, in a small bowl, weigh out 43 grams of sodium lactate.  Set this aside for now.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Fragrance Oil

Prepare Your Fragrance Oil

Before you begin putting together your soap batter, we have one last thing to prepare.  So, you will need one more small bowl.  In this bowl, we will add our Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil.  To the bowl, add 64 grams of the fragrance oil.  Also, set this bowl aside for later.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Preparing Your Soap Batter

Preparing Your Soap BatterNow, we will begin preparing our soap batter.  First, to your cooled lye solution, add your 43 grams of sodium lactate.  Slowly, stir your lye solution to incorporate the sodium lactate.  Next, add your lye solution to your soaping oils.  Then, use a stick blender to emulsify.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Add Your Fragrance Oil

Add Your Fragrance Oil

At this time, you will want to add your fragrance oil.  So, to your soap batter add the Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil that you weighed out.  Then, use your stick blender to incorporate the scent.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Separate Your Soap Batter

Separate Your Soap Batter
Now, we will begin separating the soap batter.  While we will be creating three colors, we will be separating it into four bowls.  So, to the first bowl, add 300 grams of soap batter.  Next, in the second bowl, you will also need to add 300 grams of soap batter.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe: Color Your Soap Batter

Color Your Soap BatterOne bowl containing 300 grams of soap batter will remain uncolored.  The second bowl that contains 300 grams of soap batter will be white.  So, to this bowl, add the titanium dioxide mixture you prepared.  Then, use your stick blender to incorporate the colorant.  Now, the white batter will need to be separated into two portions.  We will need to separate out about 100 grams of soap.  So, add 100 grams of the white batter to a small bowl.  You will use this portion in a later step to top your soap.  You can set it aside for now.  The remaining white soap will be swirled into the main portion of your soap.  To the larger portion of the soap, add your raspberry colorant that you prepared with the red, pink, and purple FUN Soap Colorants.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Creating the Soap

Finally, it is time to add the soap batter to the mold.  So, with your mold in front of you, you will begin creating your soap.  Pour the soap in vertical strips in the mold.  While most of your strips should be pink, some you will use the white and uncolored soap batter.  Continue this process until you have filled your mold.

Creating the SoapOnce you have filled your mold, you are ready to swirl your soap batter.  You will need your wooden skewer.  Then, place the tip wooden skewer into the soap batter.  Move the skewer in a circular motion to create swirls throughout the soap.  When you are happy with your swirls, remove the skewer from the batter.  Lastly, very gently tap your soap mold on your table top to remove any air bubbles.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Topping Your Soap

Topping Your SoapFinally, we will begin topping the soap.  You will need to wait for your white soap batter to thicken.  You want it to be at a frosting-like consistency.  Then, add it to your decorating bag or Ziploc bag.  Cut your corner.  Place a small dollop of soap in the center of each bar of soap.

 

 

Finally, it is time to use the raspberry mp embeds you prepared earlier.  Place your raspberries directly on top of the white dollop.  You can use 1-3 raspberries for each bar of soap.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Curing Your Soap

Now, allow your soap to setup for about 24-48 hours before removing it from the mold.  Then, cut your soap.  Lastly, allow the raspberry cold process soap to cure before using it or selling it.

We hope that you have enjoyed creating this raspberry cold process soap recipe.  For even more soap making supplies and recipe ideas, check out our recipe box.  Also, don’t forget to find us on Facebook.  In addition, we can be found on both Instagram and Twitter @ngscents.

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.

Aug
18

Rice Bran Oil Recipes


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Rice Bran Oil RecipesRice Bran Oil Recipes

Natures Garden knows that every single oil that you use in your homemade products matters. The combination of these specific oils and butters is what will determine the properties of your product! These properties vary from feeling, moisturizing power, and other additional benefits an oil may possess. While basically all of the oils we carry will moisturize your skin, each one has properties that are better suited for one situation over another. For example, a soap maker that is trying to make a more conditioning bar may use rice bran Oil. Or, a homemade lotion crafter may use this oil to create deeper moisturization power. While others may desire an oil with different properties for their products, many would love to use this ingredient in their products. So, all those that would like to use this nourishing oil can go through our list of the best rice bran oil recipes from Natures Garden. Each of these unique recipes expertly includes this cosmetic oil to create a product that is all its own and perfect for your skin. So, take a look and try out your favorite recipes!

Rice Bran Oil Recipes Tropical Lotion RecipeRice Bran Oil Recipes Tropical Lotion Recipe

First, we have the absolutely amazing Tropical Lotion Recipe! If you are looking to learn how to make lotion from scratch, then you will definitely want to check out the directions for this recipe. This homemade lotion recipe is a great choice for skin care! The oils and butters, which include rice bran oil, are nourishing for the skin. Plus, the scent of the Papaya Dragon Fruit Fragrance Oil is gorgeous with a tropical fruitopia of juicy peaches, papaya, exotic dragon fruit and fresh island pineapple tweaked with nutty notes of almond. Further, the color of this diy lotion without beeswax is lovely! The teal hue fits perfectly with the tropical aroma. This lotion recipe creates products that are great for the skin and will leave you smelling fantastic for quite some time!

Rice Bran Oil Recipes Calendula Sunshine Cold Process Soap RecipeRice Bran Oil Recipes Calendula Sunshine Cold Process Soap Recipe

Rice bran Oil is a great oil for creating soap. This oil will provide a conditioning, rich, creamy lather for your homemade soap. Plus, this is an oil that is great for sensitive skin types! So, you will absolutely want to try out this nice, sensitive cosmetic oil in your next cp soap recipe! In fact, try out some rice bran oil in our very own Calendula Sunshine Cold Process Soap Recipe! Not only does this recipe use lovely soaping oils, but this cp soap recipe includes real, whole Calendula flowers and the refreshing Breezes and Sunshine Fragrance Oil. So, your handmade soap will retain the strong scent of an aromatic blend of citrus, fresh marine notes, and summer flowers. So, this is a homemade soap recipe from scratch that will create great bars of soap that smell perfect and love the skin!

Rice Bran Oil Recipes Cucumber Cream RecipeRice Bran Oil Recipes Cucumber Cream Recipe

Next, you can use our rice bran oil to create the lovely Cucumber Cream Recipe! This easy homemade lotion recipe uses this oil perfectly. Not only is this cosmetic oil nourishing, but rice Bran oil is deeply moisturizing and is great for skin care! Further, Natures Garden’s rice bran oil will absorb into the skin fairly quickly. So, you won’t be left with an oily, greasy layer on the surface of your skin. Plus, this homemade lotion recipe uses Cucumber Splash Fragrance Oil to provide a clean aroma that is perfect for a body lotion. This refreshing aroma is of cucumber, bergamot, aloe, and grapefruit; followed by middle notes of freesia, melons, paperwhites, and jasmine; well-rounded with base notes of teakwood, sandalwood, fern, and oakmoss. So, the scent and skin caring properties combined create a fantastic diy lotion recipe that is sure to properly care for your skin.

Rice Bran Oil Recipes Hippies & Hemp Cold Process Soap RecipeRice Bran Oil Recipes Hippies & Hemp Cold Process Soap Recipe

Additionally, you can create a batch of bright and fun colored soaps that are totally groovy. Plus, these soaps will care for and nourish your skin. Our Hippies & Hemp Cold Process Soap Recipe is a lovely batch of soap that you are going to just love. First, this cp soap bar uses bright soap colorants to create six different colors. These colors are interchangeably poured into the molds to create an almost tie dye pattern in the soaps. Further, these bars use the lovely Cannabis Flower Fragrance Oil, which is a blend of shimmering green fern and cannabis notes that unfold to reveal a rich floral accord of violet and gardenia in this fantasy scent. Plus, a warm blend of cashmere wood surrounds the floralcy, while sensual undertones of musk and golden amber soften the scent. Overall, this soap making formulation is a perfect hippie soap recipe!

Rice Bran Oil Recipes Wine Cold Process Soap RecipeRice Bran Oil Recipes Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe

If you are a lover of wine, then this is going to be the best soap recipe for you! The Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe is another marvelous cold process soap recipe that you will not want to miss out on! This soap recipe uses the delicious Merlot Wine Fragrance Oil along with real red wine! Not only does the wine enhance the scent of velvety nuances of plums, apples, red raspberries and strawberries which combine with a light alcoholic and spicy background that all create an amazing aroma in soap. Furthermore, real red wine has been known to have some fantastic benefits for the skin! It is said that red wine will help with signs of aging, help clear pores, and may even fight acne! Everything about this batch of soap screams amazing! You can’t find a more authentic bar of wine soap than one that includes real, red wine. So, try out this bar and get ready to be amazed!

Rice Bran Oil Recipes Sensual Massage Oil RecipeRice Bran Oil Recipes Sensual Massage Oil Recipe

Also, you can use rice bran oil to create a perfectly Sensual Massage Oil Recipe! Additionally, this diy massage oil includes Sweet Almond Oil and Vitamin E Oil. Together these oils create a perfect blend for a massage oil. You will feel the glide of this soothing, sensual massage oil as you begin to get worked on. Furthermore, the blend of essential oils and herbs is an aroma that you will not be able to resist! The Lavender Essential Oil and Patchouli Essential Oil combine to create a blend that will both soothe and excite your partner. Further, the incorporation of real Lavender Flowers Whole Select adds to the natural benefits of the Essential oils. So, this handcrafted natural massage oil recipe is a perfect for pampering one another. Further, this cosmetic recipe could make a great addition to any stay at home date ideas for couples or even romantic night ideas in the bedroom.

Rice Bran Oil Recipes Sweet Orange Chili Pepper Cold Process Soap RecipeRice Bran Oil Recipes Sweet Orange Chili Pepper Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next, you should check out our Sweet Orange Chili Pepper Cold Process Soap Recipe. This is a lovely soap recipe that perfectly includes rice bran oil. Of course, this soaping oil will add to your bar’s conditioning properties, hardness, and creamy lather. Plus, this bar of cp soap contains the scent of our Sweet Orange Chili Pepper Fragrance Oil, which is the sassy, saucy combination of Valencia Orange, Sparkling Bergamot, Tangerine Zest, Tart Cassis, Orange Juice, Neroli, Ground Pepper, Fiery Chili Pepper, and Sheer Musk. Plus, this soap making fragrance oil has been tested to perform perfectly for homemade soaps with no big issues and a strong scent in soap. Furthermore, you can create a gorgeous In-the-Pot Swirl with this batch of soap. We use red, orange, and white to make a unique swirl in our soaps that are just as fiery as this scent!

Rice Bran Oil Recipes Shimmer Gel Potpourri RecipeRice Bran Oil Recipes Shimmer Gel Potpourri Recipe

Also, you can use rice bran oil to create a wonderful room scenting product for your home. Our Shimmer Gel Potpourri Recipe includes both Soy Wax 464 and rice bran oil to create a gel to hold your fragrance. This works in your burner the same as typical solid wax tarts. No need to break off a piece of your wax warmer tarts. Just squeeze this gel scent product into your candle warmer. Then, turn on your warmer and let this product fill your home with the scent of the lovely Glitter Fragrance Oil! So, you will enjoy the aroma of a feminine, yet confident and alluring aroma combining sheer floral notes of iris, jasmine, water lily, orchid, and white rose, with clean, fresh top notes of neroli and pink grapefruit blossoms and sexy bottom notes of sandalwood, soft musk, and tonka bean. This is a perfect room scent for lovely women looking for a scent that is just as gorgeous as they are!

Rice Bran Oil Recipes Vanilla Liquid Potpourri RecipeRice Bran Oil Recipes Vanilla Liquid Potpourri Recipe

Plus, you can use the Rice Bran Oil to create our own Vanilla Liquid Potpourri Recipe! This is a perfect way to create diy home scents for your warmer pots. This is a fun alternative to wax tarts or candles. Instead, this liquid potpourri is poured into the warmer dish. So, no need to melt wax to create your room scenting product. The rice bran oil acts as a carrier oil that will hold the scent and allow your fragrance oil to last for a longer amount of time! So, you can keep the lovely scent of the NG Vanilla Lace and Pearls Type Fragrance Oil around your house for so much longer than a fragrance alone. To use this all you have to do is add some of this oil to your heating warmer and let the scent disperse in the room. In practically no time at all your home will be filled with the scent of French vanilla with African vanilla on a dry down of sweet flower and musk. So, you should definitely try out this new kind of room scenting idea in your warmer!

Rice Bran Oil Recipes Lip Balm Recipe Without BeeswaxRice Bran Oil Recipes Lip Balm Recipe Without Beeswax

Lastly, we have a homemade lip balm with coconut oil that is perfect for vegans! We hear and understand the reasons why you wouldn’t want to use beeswax, so we have formulated a recipe that completely replaces this ingredient. This alternative cosmetic wax is a perfect replacement in lip balm. Plus this has the added benefit of being a vegan lip balm! The Lip Balm Recipe Without Beeswax uses all the great lip balm ingredients of a regular homemade lip balm with the simple replacement of one wax. So, no need to bother the bees! We have it covered! Instead, our lip balm recipe uses the best vegan wax for lip balm that we could find, which is rice bran wax! This rice based wax is well loved for its non-sticky feeling on the lips. Also, you can flavor your lip care product by adding the Horchatta (Cinnamon Rolls) Flavoring to your product. This lip flavoring tastes delicious like fresh cinnamon rolls! So, enjoy this amazing lip balm recipe for lip softening and a scrumptious taste!

Rice Bran Oil Recipes Share With Us

We hope that you enjoy this oil in your own homemade products as well as in our own rice bran oil recipes! All of these recipes were specifically formulated to get the best out of this lovely cosmetic oil. We love the deep moisturizing power of rice bran wax. So, we formulated recipes that could provide this to your skin more effectively. Then, we just had to share these lovely recipes with our customers! Further, you can share your own creations with us at Natures Garden. Of course, we would love to hear all about your ideas and uses for rice bran oil. However, any unique, cute, or fun products that our customers have created would be fantastic. We love seeing what you all have been able to create! If you are interested in showing off your creations a bit, then share with us on either the Natures Garden Facebook page or on our Instagram with @ngscents. We hope to hear from you soon!

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Melt and Pour Soap Benefits


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Melt and Pour Soap BenefitsMelt and Pour Soap Benefits

We at Natures Garden would like to share some of the melt and pour soap benefits with customers that may not know too much about soaping. There are quite a few different methods one can use to create soaps, so it can be a bit overwhelming for new soapers. Every method has some benefits that you may enjoy, but you must choose the method that will be best for you and the situation you are in.

While many find melt and pour soap to be one of the easier ways to make soap at home, even the most experienced soapmaker may come back to this method. Honestly, it all depends on what the soaps are needed for and the time you have available. So, at one point or another, anyone can benefit from knowing a bit about this method. If you have never used melt and pour soap or are thinking about trying this method again, then we’d like to share with you all of the great things about melt and pour soap. So, here is why melt and pour soap is a great soap making method!

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Great for Beginning Soap MakersMelt and Pour Soap Benefits Great for Beginning Soap Makers

Due to a few different aspects of this soap making method, beginning soap makers may want to start with this method. This is an easy way to introduce soap making into your crafting. This method won’t have you working with lye right out of the gate. This can help prevent you from feeling overwhelmed with everything all at once. Instead, a new soap maker can get used to the time sensitive nature of cooling soap, adding fragrance oils, and coloring soap. Plus, this method skips right to the fun of creating to let you experience all the fun. Melt and pour soap allows you to have fun trying out soap making before jumping into more complex methods. You can create very simple soaps that are still cute with this method without taking too much time or skill to complete.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Creativity and Additional Ingredients

There is so much that you can do with melt and pour soap! As long as you have some molds, additives, and a creative mind you can make anything you want. Further, you can look to our Melt & Pour Soap Recipes page for soap making inspiration and ideas. In addition, you can print out the step by step soap making tutorials for each project on that page. While melting soap and pouring it into molds may sound like it is simple and boring, we can show you that there is so much that you can create with this method of soap making.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Manipulating the Shape of the SoapMelt and Pour Soap Benefits Manipulating the Shape of the Soap

Since melt and pour soap will take on the shape of whatever it sets up in, it is pretty easy to shape the soap into whatever you’d like. For example, our Lollipop Soap Recipe used a flat shaped soap layer and cut it into strips that we curled to create a lollipop appearance. Also, the Fresh Fallen Leaves Soap Recipe used straws to have soap shaped like a tree trunk. This along with the melt and pour soap leaves created a very pretty soap! Plus, you can make more simple soaps that are super cute like the Neapolitan Cupcake Soap Recipe, which uses a layered cupcake base and whipped frosting on top.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Adding Herbs and MicaMelt and Pour Soap Benefits Adding Herbs and Mica

Also, you can incorporate micas and even herbs into your soap! You can take your chosen additives and include it right into your melted soap. We have done this with our Blarney Stone Soap Recipe. Gold mica was added to the clear melt and pour soap base and can be seen incorporated right into the soap bar. So, you can use this technique to create a prettier appearance for your soaps. Additionally, you can add herbs or powders to provide your soap with certain properties. For example, we created the Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe with activated charcoal powder to provide a more cleansing bar of soap that provides a deep pore clean. Regardless of why you want to add herbs, mica, or other powders, the best part is that you have the option to if you need it!

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Making Embed SoapMelt and Pour Soap Benefits Making Embed Soap

Additionally, you can add soap embeds to your melt and pour soap bars. This technique gives you the freedom to create even more creative kinds of soap. This would have you create a smaller soap prior to creating your soap bar so that you can add shapes into the soap bar itself.

While it will all be melt and pour soap, you will be able to use the embedded soap to create designs or certain effects. For example, creating the swirl for the Cinnabun Melt and Pour Soap Recipe. We wanted to add a swirl to make the soap bar look more like a cinnamon roll and less plain after we cut our soap loaf. Plus, it just looks so cute! Also, we used this embed soap idea to make the seeds for our Watermelon Soap Recipe. Otherwise, our soap wouldn’t have looked like a slice of watermelon! Sometimes the embed soap really pulls your soap idea together!

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Option to Make Clear Soap

Another creative option unique to melt and pour soap is creating a bar that you can see straight into. We all know that we can see embed soaps by cutting a loaf of soap into a few individual bars. However, diamond clear melt and pour soap offers another way to get creative with embed soaps. You can create a bar of soap with solid shapes and colors inside that you will be able to see without cutting.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap RecipeSimply add a layer of diamond clear soap, place your solid object or colored soap inside, and add your top layer. This leaves you with a solid bar of soap with a fun design inside. We have used this method to create the Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap Recipe, where you can see the loofah inside the soap bar. Another idea is to use this soap technique to create kids toys with fun little toys inside. 

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Some Choice with the Ingredients

While you aren’t in complete control of the ingredients that are in your soap base, there are some things that you can do. First of all, you can choose your type of soap base. There are a lot of different melt and pour soap bases to choose from that all have different ingredients. For example, you can choose the SLS FREE Glycerin Melt and Pour Soap if you are looking for soap base without SLS. We have a lot of different types that may suit your individual soaping needs on Natures Garden’s Melt and Pour Soap page. Some of my favorites are our Shea Butter MP Soap Base and the Honey MP Base. Whether you are looking for a with a little extra of something, soap without a certain ingredient, or a base with a certain appearance, you can find all our soap bases on our site.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Controlling Certain IngredientsMelt and Pour Soap Benefits Controlling the Ingredients

Not only can you choose different types of soap base to control the ingredients, but you are in control of scenting and coloring. If you have sensitive skin or allergies, then you can create melt and pour soaps that agree with your skin. First, those with sensitivities to fragrances and essential oils can leave the bar unscented. Also, those that would rather not use liquid soap dye can use natural herbs to color the soap or leave the soap it’s natural color. Thus, you do have some control over the content of your soap bars.

Furthermore, you can add a little bit more of your favorite oils of butters to the soap base you choose. If you find a soap base that has all the ingredients you like, but you wish that it included another ingredient, you have the freedom to add something else. However, you need to be careful not to add too much as this can change the bar and could lose its lather. So, we would not recommend introducing more than a tablespoon of your added oils or butters per pound of mp soap. But, you can play with your recipe to find the right proportion for your soap bars.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Convenience of this Method

Another great reason to work with melt and pour soap is that it is super easy to create soaps! This soap making method is very simple in every way from prepping to create the soap to the clean up process. So, let’s go over all the ways that melt and pour soap making saves you time and effort.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Can Use the Soap Immediately

Also, you can use your soaps immediately after you make them. Obviously, the melt and pour soap base has been previously created and gone through saponification before you buy the melt and pour soap base. While you don’t have to worry about the lye, the soap already has it in the soap. But, the lye that was used to make the soap has already had time to fully react before the soap bases were sold. This means that the curing process has already completely finished before you even open the soap package. So, no need to wait after you form your masterpieces! As soon as your soaps are colored, scented, and out of their molds it can go straight into the bath tub! This is wonderful because you don’t have to worry about waiting long enough to prevent irritation and you can use the soap right away with no waiting.

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Quick, Easy, and Fun

Furthermore, this soap making method is perfect for those that are in a hurry to have their soaps done. If you need to get your soaps ready quick for a gathering, a gift, or just excited to use it yourself, then this is a good soaping choice. Everything about this soaping method is quicker. In the beginning, there are fewer preparations and after you finish there is no curing time before using the soap. So, you will have your finished soaps ready as soon as everything has set up and popped out of the molds.

Also, melt and pour soap making is perfect for those that are in the mood to skip right to the creative part of soap making. Since melt and pour soap already has the first few steps of the soaping process complete, you don’t need to worry about these. So, you will have more time and energy to focus on creating super cute soap! You are left with the coloring, scenting, and shaping of your soaps. Simply melt the soap, fill your molds, and get creative.  This soap method is an easy way to get right to the fun part of soap making!

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits No Need to Deal with LyeMelt and Pour Soap Benefits No Need to Deal with Lye

While lye is safe with the necessary safety precautions, sometimes it is just easier to let somebody else do all the leg work. In this case, our melt and pour soap base lets you buy your slabs of soap after they have cured. Thus, there is a lot less to prepare when working with melt and pour soap. For example, you won’t need to take as many safety precautions or wear as much protective clothing during the creation of your soap. Also, you won’t have to deal with making the lye water solution or combining the oils at the right temperature. So, no need to have vinegar handy because lye burns won’t ever happen with this soaping method. Thus, melt and pour soap making is just that much easier to work with!

Melt and Pour Soap Benefits Clean Up Is Easy

Further, the clean up for this method is very easy. Since this the melt and pour soap base is already completed soap, all you really need to do is wash your utensils with water. No need to worry about unreacted lye and no intense scrubbing or vinegar required. Just like soap, your left over base will rinse right out of your bowl.