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Jun
18

Soap Making Ideas


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Soap Making IdeasSoap Making Ideas

Anyone that is looking for some fun soap making ideas should check out these Natures Garden soap making recipes! We have created soap using all kinds of different methods, which you can try out or modify to create your own unique recipes. Of course, we have ideas that you can use for cp soap, mp soap, and whipped soap. So no matter what kind of soap maker you are, there will be some soap recipes that you can find something that you can create.

Soap Making Ideas: Melt and Pour Soap Recipes

If you want to make soap without lye, then you can use one of our wholesale soap bases to create your own recipes. While these soaps still use quality ingredients and conditioning oils, you don’t have to make soap from scratch. But, you can still create soap recipes that are conditioning and unique! If you are interested in making mp soap, then check out some of our own recipes for inspiration!

Soap Making Ideas: Zebra Print Soap RecipeSoap Making Ideas: Zebra Print Soap Recipe

One fun idea that you can try for mp soap is our Zebra Print Soap Recipe. This animal print soap will have you tilt the mold to one side to create zig zag layers, which are made to look like a zebra pattern! Not only does this simple soap recipe use a fantastic design, but this mp soap recipe uses the Bite Me Fragrance Oil, which is a strong aroma of citrus and berry notes accented with green accents and sweet vanilla. So, you can use this soap recipe to create a melt and pour soap that has a fun design and a strong aroma.

Soap Making Ideas: Watermelon Soap RecipeSoap Making Ideas: Watermelon Soap Recipe

Another soap recipe that you can try out is the melt and pour watermelon soap recipe. Our Watermelon Soap Recipe uses a round loaf soap mold to create a curved soap that looks just like a slice of watermelon. Also, the recipe uses vegetable glycerin to create a watermelon rind layer that can bend to fit the mold. Further, this soap recipe uses our Pink Watermelon Fragrance Oil, which includes an aroma of fresh, crisp watermelon with a feminine twist! This means that you can use a scented soap recipe that looks just like a real slice of watermelon on a summer day!

Grapefruit Benefits: Natures Garden RecipesSoap Making Ideas: Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Another great soap recipe that you can try out is our Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap Recipe. This homemade soap recipe uses a piece of a loofah to add some exfoliating power to your cosmetic recipe. Also, this soap making recipe uses Grapefruit Mango Fragrance Oil, which has a refreshing, exotic aroma of grapefruit, mango, cucumber, honeydew melon, and a dry down of vanilla. So, you can make soap that cleanses the skin and has a lovely fragrance.

Soap Making Ideas: Lemon Squares Soap RecipeSoap Making Ideas: Lemon Squares Soap Recipe

The Lemon Squares Soap Recipe is another scrumptious soap making idea that you may want to try out! This adorable melt and pour soap recipe was made to look just like real, bit sized lemon squares. Not only does this craft recipe look like a yummy dessert, but it smells like one too! This is all thanks to our Lemon Squares Fragrance Oil, which is a mouth-watering aroma of the famous lemon square dessert we all love so much. So, you can use this soap idea to create some fun homemade soap!

Soap Making Ideas: Cold Process Soap Recipes

You can create homemade soap from scratch with our ideas for making cp soap. These batches of soap can be created to fit your needs, as you can change any cosmetic ingredients added to the soap. So, you really can get creative with these your soap making recipes. If you would like some soap ideas for your own soap making process, then take a look at our soap making recipes.

Soap Making Ideas: Cappuccino Coffee Cold Process Soap RecipeSoap Making Ideas: Cappuccino Coffee Cold Process Soap Recipe

Any coffee lovers should definitely check out the Cappuccino Coffee Cold Process Soap Recipe. This homemade soap recipe uses real coffee grounds to create a coffee scrub soap, as the grounds will lightly exfoliate your skin. Further, this coffee soap includes freshly brewed coffee along with the aroma of our Cappuccino Fragrance Oil. This blend of scents creates a fragrance that is deliciously true to real life. Finally, you can top this your finished soap with light colored soap for foam and real, whole coffee beans.

Soap Making Ideas: Raspberry CP Soap RecipeSoap Making Ideas: Raspberry CP Soap Recipe

Another cold process soap recipe that you can try out is our Raspberry CP Soap Recipe. This dessert soap recipe was created to look like a scrumptious bar of raspberry dessert bars. This delicious soap recipe uses a swirl of pink and white. Further, this cp soap is scented with a nice, strong aroma that has the true fresh raspberry scent of our Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil. So, you can use this soap recipe to create a scrumptious soap making recipe that will be sure to make your mouth water!

Soap Making Ideas: Wine Cold Process Soap RecipeSoap Making Ideas: Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe

If you would like to create a red wine soap recipe, then the Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe is perfect for you to create quality soap. This soap recipe uses real wine along with the aroma of Merlot Wine Fragrance Oil. This soap scent has velvety nuances of plums, apples, red raspberries and strawberries that blend with a light alcohol and spicy background. So, you can use this bath and body recipe to create a skin loving soap that you will nourish your skin and provide a lovely aroma!

Soap Making Ideas: Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap RecipeSoap Making Ideas: Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap Recipe

Our delicious Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap Recipe is another fantastic soap recipe that you can try out! This soap recipe looks ooey gooey like a scrumptious dessert with smothered in hot fudge. Further, this scrumptious soap recipe uses Hot Fudge Brownies Fragrance Oil to provide an aroma of freshly baked chocolate brownies smothered in hot fudge sauce. So, you can use this fun chocolate soap recipe to create your very own fun soap making creations.

Soap Making Ideas: Hot Process Soap Recipes

Another great kind of soap making method that you can use is hot process soap. Just like with creating cold process soap, you can use all of your favorite cosmetic ingredients to make your soap. But, this soap making recipe has a shorter cure time. So, these soap making recipes can be used much sooner! If you are interested in making hp soap, then check out some of our own recipes!

Soap Making Ideas: Beard Soap RecipeSoap Making Ideas: Beard Soap Recipe

One hot process soap that you can make is our Beard Soap Recipe. This soap making recipe uses conditioning oils that will perfectly nourish a beard as well as the skin beneath it. Further, this soap recipe includes Gurjan Balsam Essential Oil, which cares for the beard. So, you can use this soap recipe to create homemade soap that would be great for homemade beard care!

Soap Making Ideas: Game On HP Soap RecipeSoap Making Ideas: Game On HP Soap Recipe

Another great soap making recipe that you can make is the Game On HP Soap Recipe. This soap making recipe uses nourishing cosmetic oils that are perfect for creating hot process soap. Also, this soap recipe uses the Game On Fragrance Oil, which has a woodsy scent blending rich oak with sensual sandalwood and aromatic herbs. Plus, this soap recipe was made to look like a sports jersey. So, you can use this recipe to make homemade hp soap that is sporty and fun.

Soap Making Ideas: Heavy Duty Laundry Soap RecipeSoap Making Ideas: Heavy Duty Laundry Soap Recipe

Not only can you use the hot process soap making method to make bars of soap, but you can create your own laundry soap,too! If you are interested, then check out our Heavy Duty Laundry Soap Recipe. This super cleansing batch of soap is concentrated and perfect for cleaning clothes to the max! Plus, this soap includes the lovely aroma of NG Magnolia & Orange Blossom Type Fragrance Oil. This fragrance has a delicate, enticing aroma with notes of magnolia and African violets with sweet orange blossoms, apple slices, and red grapes. So, you can make a soap recipe that will get your clothes super clean with the bonus of a lovely aroma.

Soap Making Ideas: Whipped Soap Recipes

Also, you can included whipped soap base to make your homemade soap recipes. The whipped soap is perfect for adding topping to soap loaves as well as creating soap that looks like food. You can check out our soap making recipes to get even more ideas on how to use fluffy whipped soap in your own craft recipes. If you are interested in making whipped soap recipes, then check out some of our recipes!

Soap Making Ideas: Pistachio Melt and Pour Soap RecipeSoap Making Ideas: Pistachio Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

You can use whipped soap to create fun dessert soap recipes that look almost just like the real thing! Our Pistachio Melt and Pour Soap Recipe uses both mp and whipped soap to create soap that looks like a slice of pistachio pudding cake. Not only does this homemade soap look like a tasty dessert, but this soap smells like the dessert, too. This Pistachio Pudding Cake Fragrance Oil uses an aroma of pistachio nuts, almond, honey, heliotrope, and rich, creamy vanilla custard. In this case, you can use the whipped soap to add the fluffy, cool whip topping to the dessert recipe.

Soap Making Ideas: Macaroon Melt and Pour Soap RecipeSoap Making Ideas: Macaroon Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Also, you can use whipped soap to create the scrumptious Macaroon Melt and Pour Soap Recipe. This lovely soap recipe uses bright colors of mp soap cookies with whipped soap filling. Plus, this soap recipe uses the scrumptious cookie aroma of our Almond Macaroon Fragrance Oil, which has notes of fresh orange, warm cookie, toasted nut, and sweet vanilla bean. So, you can create delicious cookies out of melt and pour soap that look just like the real thing!

Soap Making Ideas: Rainbow MP Soap RecipeSoap Making Ideas: Rainbow MP Soap Recipe

The Rainbow MP Soap Recipe has another great idea that you can use for your whipped soap base. This soap making recipe uses a variety of soap colorants in mp soap to create a rainbow. Further, this homemade soap uses the whipped soap to create fluffy white clouds between the rainbows. Plus,this fun soap recipe uses the Angel Wings Fragrance Oil, which has a wonderfully soft aroma of new born baby and creamy vanilla custard. So, you can create a majestic  rainbow soap recipe with a lovely and light aroma.

Soap Making Ideas: Inspiring Desserts for Soap

If you are still looking for even more fun soap making ideas, then you may be interested in checking out some pretty dessert recipes. Often, we take our own inspiration from looking at gorgeous desserts in real life. So, you can try to check out the article on 51 Beautiful Holiday Desserts from Cooking Light. These beautiful dessert recipes are perfect for inspiring you to create your own pretty homemade soap recipe.

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

We hope that you found some fun soap making recipes that you will enjoy creating! You can check out even more of our soap recipes from our Free Classes and Recipes. If you have any questions about any of these soap making recipes, then feel free to reach out to us for answers. You can find us on the phone, in the store, and online. Another 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, but you can share your favorite soap making recipes. So, we hope that you have enjoyed these soaping recipes and that we hear from you sometime very soon!

Jun
11

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe


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Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

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

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Before Soap Making

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

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Ingredients From Natures Garden

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

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Other Needed Ingredients

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dreama Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Fun Flower Facts

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

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

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

Jun
07

Tiger Stripe Soap


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Tiger Stripe SoapTiger Stripe Soap

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

Tiger Stripe Soap: Prepare and Sanitize

Before you start to make your own cold process soap recipe, you will want to make a few simple preparations. First, you will need to gather and wash any equipment you need for this soap recipe. Also, you will want to gather your soap making ingredients for this free craft recipe. Next, you are going to want to clean up a space to use as a work area. Make sure that you have enough area to work to make the process easier and more fun!

Tiger Stripe Soap: Prepare a Bottle of Vinegar

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

Tiger Stripe Soap: First Time Making CP Soap?

If you have never made soap from scratch, then you may want to look at some of our soap making classes on this soaping process. First, you will need to make sure that you are familiar with soap making safety, which you can find in our Soap Making Safety Class. Also, you can Click Here For Basic CP Soap Making Class. Another option you have is to check out an easier cp soap recipe to practice soap making before trying out this recipe. If you’d like to try an easy recipe first, then check out the Beginners Cold Process Soap Recipe. If you feel ready to make this bath and body recipe, then continue reading this soap making blog!

Tiger Stripe Soap: Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

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

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Other Needed Ingredients

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

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Weights and Amounts for Recipe

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

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

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Amounts for Orange Soap Colorant

5 grams of the Neon Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Amounts for Black Soap Colorant

5 grams of the Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tiger Stripe Soap: Prepare the Orange Soap Colorant

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

Tiger Stripe Soap: Prepare the Black Soap Colorant

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tiger Stripe Soap: Finish Your CP Soap Recipe

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

Tiger Stripe Soap: Learn About Baby Tigers

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

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

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

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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!