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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
06

Leopard Cold Process Soap


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Leopard Cold Process SoapLeopard Cold Process Soap

If you like the appearance of leopard print, then you will love our Leopard Cold Process Soap! This cold process soap recipe has you using quality soap making ingredients to create a beautiful leopard spot soap. So, check out how to make soap that looks both cares for your skin and looks just like a leopard. This soap making tutorial will walk you through the process of making a fantastic batch of cp soap!

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Prepare and Sanitize

Before you start to make your own cold process soap recipe, you will to want to make a few simple preparations. First, you will gather and wash any equipment that you need for this bath and body 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 for you to use as a work area. This will make the process easier and more fun!

Leopard Cold Process Soap Recipe: Prepare a Bottle of Vinegar

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 cold process 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.

Leopard Cold Process Soap Recipe: Beginning Soap Making

If you have never made cp soap before, 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. Of course, you can find out soap safety in our Soap Making Safety Class. Further, you can Click Here For Basic CP Soap Making Class. Also, you could check out an easier cp soap recipe to practice soap making prior to making this recipe with our Beginners Cold Process Soap Recipe. If you feel ready to make this bath and body recipe, then you will definitely want to continue reading this soap making blog!

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Ingredients Available From Natures Garden

Lye
Jojoba Oil
Meadowfoam Oil
Palm Oil
Mango Butter
Sweet Almond Oil
Apricot Kernel Oil
Shea Butter
Coconut Oil 76
Brazilian Jackfruit Fragrance Oil
Sodium Lactate
Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
24K Gold Mica Pigment
Yellow Oxide 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
Large 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 Distilled Water
113 grams Lye- Sodium Hydroxide
8 grams Sodium Lactate (added to cooled lye solution)

42 grams Jojoba Oil
85 grams Meadowfoam Seed Oil
127 grams Palm Oil
85 grams Sweet Almond Oil
127 grams Mango Butter
85 grams Apricot Kernel Oil
127 grams Shea Butter
170 grams Coconut Oil 76
64 grams Brazilian Jackfruit Fragrance Oil

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Amounts for Brown Colorant

4 grams Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
3 drops Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Amounts for Black Colorant

5 grams Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Amounts for Yellow-Gold Colorant

1 gram 24K Gold Mica Pigment
(Mixed with a small amount of soaping oils)
1 gram Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Creating the Lye

The first step you will have for creating the cold process soap is preparing the lye solution. So, you will want to measure 323 grams of water in one container and 113 grams of Lye in another container. As always, you will want to prepare this solution in a well ventilated area with a face mask, googles, and protective clothing. You will want to slowly stir as you add the lye to your water. Once your lye solution cools you will add 8 grams Sodium Lactate. In the meantime, you can move on to the next step of the process.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Preparing the Cosmetic Oils

Now, you are ready to prepare you cosmetic oils. So, add 42 grams Jojoba Oil, 85 grams Meadowfoam Seed Oil, 127 grams Palm Oil, 85 grams Sweet Almond Oil, 127 grams Mango Butter, 85 grams Apricot Kernel Oil, 127 grams Shea Butter, and 170 Coconut Oil 76 to a microwave safe bowl. You will need to melt your soaping oils. Then, you need to wait for oil mixture to cool to room temperature.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Prepare the Soap ColorantsLeopard Cold Process Soap: Prepare the Soap Colorants

While you wait for the lye solution and soaping oils to cool, you can prepare your soap colorants. You are going to make a black, brown, and yellow-gold.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Brown Colorant

In one small bowl, you will want to add 4 grams of the Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant and 3 drops of the Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant. Then, mix them together you can set this bowl aside for the moment.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Black Colorant

Then, add 5 grams of the Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant to a different small bowl. Again, set this bowl aside for the moment.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Yellow-Gold Colorant

In your last bowl, you will add 1 gram of the 24K Gold Mica Pigment. You will need to mix the mica dust with a small amount of soaping oils. Also, add 1 gram of Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant to your bowl. You will want to set this bowl aside for the moment.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Combine Your Lye Solution and OilsLeopard Cold Process Soap: Combine Your Lye Solution and Oils

Once both the lye solution and the cosmetic oils are at room temperature, you are ready to combine them. So, add the lye solution to your bowl of melted oils. You will need to use a stick blender to emulsify these cosmetic ingredients.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Adding the Fragrance OilLeopard Cold Process Soap: Adding the Fragrance Oil

Next, you are going to scent your soap batter. So, add 64 grams of the Brazilian Jackfruit Fragrance Oil to your soap batter and stick blend to mix. This scent has notes of tropical jackfruit, pineapple and delicious apple. These are combined with an alluring heart of jasmine, rose, and white floral notes. Further, these notes are complimented by the soft warmth of sandalwood and musk. 

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Adding the Soap ColorantsLeopard Cold Process Soap: Adding the Soap Colorants

Next, you are going to need to separate your soap batter into three equal portions. After separating your soap, you are going to add one of your prepared colorants to each bowl. You will need to stick blend to incorporate the color. So, you will start with your gold color, then blend the brown, and finally the blend the bowl containing the black soap colorant.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Filling the Squeeze Bottles Leopard Cold Process Soap: Filling the Squeeze Bottles

Now that you have created each of the colors for your leopard soap, you are ready to fill your squeeze bottles. You will want to pour each color into its own bottle. Then, you can add the lid to each of the bottles.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Starting the Leopard SpotsLeopard Cold Process Soap: Starting the Leopard Spots

Next, you are going to use your brown soap to create the center of the leopard spots. So, you are going to need to get your square soap mold. Then, you will want to create dots that are similar in size to the dots in the picture. Also, make sure to place these dots where you want your leopard spots to be in your finished soap. In each square we had between 4 and 6 spots, but this all depends on size and spacing.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Continuing the Leopard SpotsLeopard Cold Process Soap: Continuing the Leopard Spots

After you have your brown dots, you are going to outline them with small lines of your black soap. You will want to add about three to four black lines, depending on the size of your dot, around each of the brown dots. Continue this process for all of the dots in your soap mold.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Filling in the Rest of the LayerLeopard Cold Process Soap: Filling in the Rest of the Layer

Now you are going to add the yellow-gold color to the mold. So, you will need to fill in all of the empty space in this first layer with this third color of soap. Once your first layer is complete, you are ready to move on to the next step in the process of making your leopard soap.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Adding Another LayerLeopard Cold Process Soap: Adding Another Layer

You will want to add a second layer to your soap mold. So, you will start with the brown soap and place another layer of dots on top of the previous layer. Next, you will add another layer of the black lines around each dot in relatively the same place. Finally, add another layer of the yellow-gold color around your spots.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Filling in the Remainder of the Soap MoldLeopard Cold Process Soap: Filling in the Remainder of the Soap Mold

Now that you mold is about half way filled, you are going to do something different with the bottom half of the soap. So, you will want to alternate adding your three colors to the mold in a way similar to the picture to the left. You can refill your bottles as needed and continue until your mold is filled.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Filling in the Remainder of the Soap MoldLeopard Cold Process Soap: Swirling the Soap

Once your soap mold is all the way filled, you are going to swirl top. So, grab a skewer and begin to lightly swirl this top layer. You need to make sure that the skewer doesn’t go too deep in the soap. Otherwise, you may ruin your leopard spots. Once your soap has been swirled, you are ready to move on to the last step.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Finishing Your CP SoapLeopard Cold Process Soap: Finishing Your CP Soap

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

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Baby Leopards

Leopard print is gorgeous and fun to imitate whether its for homemade soap, clothes, or anything else that you can think of! Not only is leopard print gorgeous and add to the elegance of wild leopards, but it looks super cute on little leopard cats, too. If you want to learn more about these adorable domestic cats, then check out an article called The Joys and Hazards of Living With a Pet Bengal Cat from Pet Helpful.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Reach Out to Natures Garden Leopard Cold Process Soap: Reach Out to Natures Garden

We hope that you have enjoyed making this homemade leopard soap recipe! If you have any more questions about how to make this animal print soap, then you can reach out to us to ask any of your questions. You can talk to us on our HUG Line, in the store, and online. An easy way that you can reach out to us online is through our social media sites. We are available on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use @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 homemade cp soap creations, too! So, we hope that hear from you sometime soon!

Jun
05

Why Use Yogurt and Powdered Milk in Soap Making


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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!

 

May
24

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?


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How Do You Make Homemade Soap? How Do You Make Homemade Soap?

Are you a new soap maker? If so, then this is going to be a great blog for you! Today we are answering the following question; How Do You Make Homemade Soap? Since there are a few different ways to make soap, we are going to talk about the two basic methods for soap making. First, we will talk about Melt and Pour Soap, which will include things like adding colorant, choosing scents, and finding the right mold. Then, we will talk about how to make Cold Process Soap, which includes formulating the recipe, choosing a mold, scenting, and adding colorant. While these two methods are similar in a few ways, there are many differences between the two and ether one can be a better option depending on the situation. So, let’s get started in learning all about soap!

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: What are the Different Types of Soap?How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: What are the Different Types of Soap?

Before we introduce you to soap making, we need to talk about the difference between Melt and Pour Soap and Cold Process Soap. Both can be made at home, but they each require different steps. Melt and Pour soap is the simplest option of the two, as soap batch has already been created. Plus, the lye has already cured and you can use the soap immediately. All you have to do is melt your soap base and create the appearance you want for your batch. The other option is Cold Process Soap, which allows you to formulate your bars to be perfect for your needs. While this method has a bit more time invested, there is a lot more that you can do creatively with CP Soap.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Melt and Pour Soap Making

If you are just ready to get to making cute soaps, then you may want to start with melt and pour soap. While you can’t change the properties of the soap base too much, this method of soap making gives you the freedom to make some pretty amazing soaps.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Different Kinds of Soap BaseHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Different Kinds of Soap Base

While you can’t choose every ingredient, you can choose between several quality soap bases that will be sure to clean and moisturize your skin. We have soap bases that contain real honey, skin loving goats milk melt and pour soap base, and so many more. Regardless of what you are looking for in a bar of soap, you will find that all of our soap bases have quality ingredients that are hard to beat. You can look though all of the melt and pour soap bases available at Natures Garden.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Coloring MP SoapHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Coloring MP Soap

There are a few different routes you can take with coloring your melt and pour soap. If you are trying to create a more natural bar of soap, then you may want to use herbs to color your soap. This is a good idea for face soaps, as well. So, you soap will have a more natural hue and will have the added beneficial properties of the herb. You can find suggested herbs for colorants on our Soap Coloring Class. Another great option for coloring are Da Bomb of FUN Soap Colorants, which will provide bright colors that are perfect for creating vibrant hues.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Scenting MP Soap

There are a few ways to scent your homemade soaps. Some people are curious about how to scent soap naturally. Of course, we could use essential oils, which are all derived from natural sources. You can find your favorite natural scent on the Essential Oils page of our website. Since there is more variety, other people have turned to fragrance oils. We at Natures Garden have hundreds of diverse fragrance oils, which you can find alphabetically by clicking here. For each scent you will find whether it can be used for soap and what amount you can use. So, there is no need to worry whether the scent you are getting won’t work for melt and pour soap.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: MP Soap MoldHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: MP Soap Mold

Finally, you are going to want to choose the soap mold for your recipe. This will depend on how big you want you soap to be. If you are going to be creating an embed or want to make small soaps for guests, then you may want to look at our Guest Soap Molds. For larger bars, you can look through the Mold Market Soap Molds or the Silicone Soap Molds. These sections have larger shapes and even a loaf mold, which is perfect for creating a big loaf from which you can cut bars of soap.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Recipes for Making MP SoapHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Recipes for Making MP Soap

If you are looking to get inspired, then you may want to check out our Melt & Pour Soap Recipes. There are many different types of soaps that we have created and there are step by step instructions available for each one. We have soap that looks like cupcakes, candy, flowers, and so many more gorgeous designs! One fun recipe that we have is the Rainbow MP Soap Recipe and is scented with the heavenly scent of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil. With all of these fun recipes available, you are sure to find a recipe that you love!

How Do You Make Homemade Soap? : Cold Process Soap Making

Once you learn the basics, making soap from scratch is such a fun process! You can create a bar that has all the best properties to make a batch that is tailored to be just right for you. All you need to do is choose your favorite ingredients and their amounts to formulate a recipe. Then, you can get creative with scented oils, soap molds, and soap colorants!

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Soap Making SafetyHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Soap Making Safety

One of the most important parts of making soap from scratch is safety, as cp soap uses lye. So, you will want to tie your hair back, wear safety goggles, clothing that covers arms and legs, closed shoes, and a face mask. You can read more about soap making safety and find the soaping safety supplies we offer by clicking here. Also, you will want to have a well ventilated area to create your lye solution. Another very important thing to remember is that you should only pour lye into water and make sure to go slowly while stirring. Don’t let these precautions scare you though. You will be perfectly fine as long as you are wearing your safety gear and are being cautious!

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: How to Create a Soap RecipeHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: How to Create a Soap Recipe

There are all kinds of properties that you may want to have in your batch of soap. Many people want to know how to make moisturizing soap, how to make sensitive skin soap, or any other properties. The best way to do it is formulate your very own soap recipe and the simplest way to create your very own uniquely perfect soap recipe is the Soap Calculator. All you have to do is enter the oils and butters that you will be using in the recipe and it will tell you all the characteristics of the bar before you even make it. From this point you can tweak the amounts or switch out an ingredient to create a batch that is just right.


How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Adding Scent to CP Soap

While many of the same scents can be used in both CP and MP soaps, there are more factors to consider for cold process soap. Again, you can either use a fragrance oil or an essential oil. But, the fragrance oil’s have the potential to change the consistency and emulsification of your batch. So, you have to be wary of ricing, where the batch clumps and looks like rice pudding. Also, a scent could cause acceleration. This is when the trace happens sooner, which is when the soap emulsifies. The batch will get thick enough to leave a trace of soap on top of the batch after scooping some out and drizzling it back in. Lastly, you could have separation of the fragrance or discoloration of your finished soap.

Some fragrance oils won’t cause any issues and others may cause a few of these issues, its all about the chemical make up. For instance, vanilla scents will often discolor to a dark color due to the vanillin and may need a Vanilla White Stabilizer. If you are curious about a specific fragrance oil, then head over to the Natures Garden YouTube channel. We have tested every scent in one of our soap recipes to show exactly how the scent performs in soap! While we do have a brief explanation of the scent performance on each Fragrance’s page, this allows you to actually see whats happening to the soap.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Coloring CP SoapHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Coloring CP Soap

Again, you can use either herbs or soap pigments to color you soaps. There a few pigmented herbs that can be used to naturally color your soap. In our coloring class, we have options you can use for creating yellow, green, brown, red, and purple hues. But, we have found that Da Bomb and FUN soap colorants are more stable and vivid in cold process soap. While these colorants are created in a laboratory now, they  are able to create versions that are more pure and better than what was previously mined. One example of CP soap that takes the best of both options is the Total Hot Man CP Soap Recipe, which includes Activated Charcoal and Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Choosing a CP Soap MoldHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Choosing a CP Soap Mold

Once your batch of cold process soap has reached trace and is ready to pour, it will be hot. So, you are going to need to make sure that your mold can handle it. Otherwise, your soap mold could end up melting and making a big mess. This means that it would be unlikely that you will be able to make small cold process guest soaps. However, most Mold Market Soap Molds will hold up just fine! Also, all of the SIlicone Soap Molds are sturdy enough to handle the soap. If you are looking to create a loaf of soap, then you may want to try the Silicone Soap Mold- 4 Loaf Molds. Alternatively, you can use a mold like the Silicone Soap Mold- 6 Cavity Flower to create individual bars in fun designs.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Recipes for Cold Process Soap MakingHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Recipes for Cold Process Soap Making

If you aren’t ready to create your very own formulations yet, then feel free to try out one of Natures Garden’s very own recipes! We have all kinds of different types of Cold Process Soap Recipes that you can choose between. Furthermore, you could enter a batch of soap we have created into the soap calculator and change a few ingredients. This would be a great to practice formulating recipes. Also, you may want to try out our Beginners Cold Process Soap Recipe if this is your first time with CP soap. Whether you make your own recipe or start with ours, you are sure to find what you need to create soap that you will love. 

 

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Talk to UsHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Talk to Us

We hope that this blog has been helpful in getting all of you beginning soap makers started. If you have any more questions about anything regarding soap making, then definitely reach out to us! You can find us at the Natures Garden store or online on any of our social media pages. We can answer any questions on our Facebook page. Also, you can reach out to us on Twitter and Instagram with @ngscents. Plus, we would love to see what fun soap creations you have been able to make. Can’t wait to hear from you!

Oct
05

Cold Process Soap Benefits


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Cold Process Soap BenefitsCold Process Soap Benefits

With all the effort that comes along with making your own soap from scratch, it is nice to know the cold process soap benefits. We at Natures Garden would like to remind you about all the wonderful reasons why homemade soaps are the best.

Further, if you are a looking to become a soap maker, we’d like to share the advantages of making your own soap. Depending on what you are looking for in a soap, you may find different aspects of homemade soap appealing. Those that have a difficult time finding soaps that don’t irritate their skin will rejoice after using this soap. People that enjoy crafting and would like to make soaps that are more fun and creative than the typical bar will enjoy this method of soaping. Not only can you combine any scent with any color, but you can create crazy fun designs that are not not often found in soaps. Regardless of what you are looking for in a soap, I’m sure you will be able to find something special in cold process soap!

Cold Process Soap Benefits Main Reason to Soap At Home

The biggest reason you should want to create your own soaps from scratch is that they are better than store bought. It all boils down to quality and making your own soaps is the best way to ensure a quality product with total control of the ingredients. We will discuss exactly what we have found to convince us that homemade soaps are better for the skin.

Cold Process Soap Benefits Better for Skin Than Commercial SoapCold Process Soap Benefits Better for Skin Than Commercial Soap

When you can simply go out and buy a bar of soap, there are some benefits from making your own soap. Though both bars will get you clean, many store bought soaps aren’t as nice for your skin. Cold process soaps can be made with skin nourishing oils, butters, and herbs that really work well for your skin.

On the other hand, commercial bar soaps can contain ingedients that leave your skin dry. Further, store bought soap could have some of the natural moisturizing elements removed. For example, the glycerin in store bought soap, which is created during the saponification process, could be removed in these bars. Thus, leaving you with a bar that really dries out your hands. So, creating your own soap will leave you with a creamy lather that is softening and provides amazing moisture for your skin.

Cold Process Soap Benefits Get Ready For Softer Hands

Since you will have a bar of soap that is more moisturizing than those soaps at stores due to the glycerin content remaining, you will have softer, more moisturized hands! So, say farewell to your lotions and creams because you may not need them as much as you used to need them. These soaps will care for your skin and make sure that they don’t dry out your hands. While your soap will still clean hands effectively, it won’t dry out your skin. Also, you won’t need to buy as much lotion due to your soap extra moisturizing power! So, this is the best soap recipe to create for hands that will help your skin hydrate and heal.

Cold Process Soap Benefits Freedom to Control All Ingredients

When you make your soap at home you have all the control. You can create any kind of soap that your skin could possibly need. You can easily account for sensitivities, allergies, and your skin type. No need to find a specialty bar of soap at the store, you can simply leave out or swap ingredients to create your perfect bar of soap.

Cold Process Soap Benefits Crafting the Perfect Bar of SoapCold Process Soap Benefits Crafting the Perfect Bar of Soap

Since you are going to control exactly what is in your soap bars, you have the power to create a soap that cares for your skin exactly right. You know your skin best and can learn about the properties of different oils to create the perfect soap! Whether you have oily skin, sensitive skin, or dry skin it is within your ability to make kinds of soap, as well as many others, to formulate the bar that will fit your skin type perfectly. Changing the types and amounts of oils in your recipe will impact the bar’s appearance and how it treats you.

An easy way to create the exact soap recipe that you need is to enter in different oils into a soap calculator. This program will tell you exactly what kind of bar your recipe will create. It does help to know a bit about the oils. You can learn quite a bit about soaping oils through our Soaping Oil Properties class.

Cold Process Soap Benefits Soaps that Care For Your Skin

Further, you can choose from a wider variety of soaps when you have control of your ingredients. Stores don’t often have a wide selection of soaps. Often, there are different brands of the same old, generic kind of soap. Additionally, those that do find the rare, more natural bar of soap are likely to find it to be too expensive. So, you are more likely to be stuck with very little choice regarding your soap. However, creating your own soap from home will open the door to so many possibilities. You can literally make any kind of soaping recipe to find the exact recipe you enjoy best. No more waiting and hoping in the cosmetics aisle, it’s time for you to get more and better choices regarding you skin care!

Cold Process Soap Benefits Potential to Create All Natural SoapCold Process Soap Benefits Potential to Create All Natural Soap

Since you can control all of your ingredients, you have the option to create soap bars that are fully natural. For those that prefer to live on the more natural side, you can create soap without anything synthetic at all. You can include some herbs and spices to naturally enhance your soap with some nice properties. For example, you can add Chamomile Flowers to your soap for its relaxing and skin softening properties. There are so many herbs that provide different kinds of benefits that are explained for each one on the Natures Garden website.

Further, you can use powdered herbs to naturally color your soap, such as Beet Root PowderSpirulina Powder, or Cocoa Powder Organic. Additionally, an additive like Activated Charcoal has both deep pore cleansing properties and the ability to color your soap! You won’t have to turn to unnatural colorants or additives if you don’t want to, because there are plenty of options. All the decisions on ingredients are up to you!

Cold Process Soap Benefits Can Make Sensitive Soaps

As I mentioned before, you are able to create bars of soap that are perfect for sensitive skin. So, those that have had a difficult time with typical bars of soap may have more luck creating their own bars of soap. There is no fear of the recipe being changed all of a sudden to add an ingredient you are avoiding and no worries about finding the exact right product, because you control it all. If you have sensitivities to certain colorants, fragrance oils, or other ingredients, then just leave them out of your soap batch and enjoy the freedom!

First, there are many substitutes for colorants that have been mentioned and you can even leave the soap batch uncolored. Also, you can either create an unscented bar of soap or add one of our all natural essential oils. This option can be easier for sensitive skin and allows you to still scent your bar. Lastly, you don’t have to worry about unnatural ingedients in a natural soap bar! You can make everything homemade from natural ingredients to create a sensitive bar that will be gentle on your skin.

Cold Process Soap Benefits Creating Soaps With PurposeCold Process Soap Benefits Creating Soaps With Purpose

Plus, you can create soaps with a specific function. Instead of looking for a product that will fit the needs of a certain situation, why not create exactly what you need? We have a few recipes that were made with a specific activity in mind. So, all of the ingredients were researched to ensure that they would work properly for their intended use. For example, the Cold Process Shaving Soap Recipe was specifically formulated with the intention of creating a rich lather for shaving. So, every ingredient has a purpose and they work together to create the desired effect, which you can see on our blog for this recipe.

Cold Process Soap Benefits Total Creative Freedom

Or course, with full control over the ingredients comes full creative power. Since you are making your soaps from scratch you can make any kind of shapes or designs that you’d like. Some designs and techniques take more skill to master, but even the soaps you use to practice these techniques can be used. So, you won’t lose too much from working on your soap making abilities.

Cold Process Soap Benefits Ability to Make Creative SoapsCold Process Soap Benefits Ability to Make Creative Soaps

Another benefit of creating cold process soap is that it is a form of art. There are many different ways to change the appearance of you cp soap whether you are using swirls, layers, or a modeling soap recipe. You can get in touch with your inner artist and create something beautiful. While it can take time to get really good at making pretty soap,  eventually you will be able to make any kind of soap you’d like!

First, you can create swirled soaps like the Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe or the Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe. While swirled soaps are lots of fun, you can create more simple recipes that are just as cute. For example, the Peppered Poppy Seed Cold Process Soap Recipe is a solid color with poppy seeds that was placed in a flower shaped mold. While this recipe looks more fun than a typical bar, it is very simple to create differently shaped soaps. Further, we have even more cold process soap recipes that you could look through on our webpage.

Cold Process Soap Benefits Customizing Your Soaps

Another great benefit of creating cold process soap is creating any style you’d like. Ever have the problem of trying to find soap you like that actually matches your home? With cold process soap making, you can create soaps to match your home or make them your favorite color. But, there is one twist that makes homemade soap making better than store bought soaps.

This twist is that you will be able to create any kind of scent and style combination. For example, you can create a blueberry scented soap that is colored red. While it’s unlikely that you would would want this exact soap, you have to admit it would be pretty hard to find this exact soap in stores. This is just a single example of all the fun combinations you can get into. All you have to do is pair a favorite scent with a fun recipe or design! So, if you want a unique scent and color combination this is the best option! Never settle for soap when you can create cold process soap with your favorite scents that match your bathroom perfectly. This gives you the opportunity to use you favorite scents in soaps without compromising the soap’s appearance.

Cold Process Soap Benefits Additional Fun with Soap Making Cold Process Soap Benefits Additional Fun with Soap Making

We aren’t kidding when we say that you can add many fun things to your soaps! The possiblites are endless. In fact, we created a Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe that used real wine to add some authenticity and create an even better scent with our fragrance oil. Also, we added real, raw honey to our Oatmeal Milk Honey Cold Process Soap Recipe to add the beneficial properties of honey to our bars of soap.

We would love to see your cold process soap creations!  Show us what you have created by tagging us on Instagram or Twitter @ngscents. You can also post pictures of your handmade soap on our Facebook Page!

Sep
25

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe


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Swirled Melt and Pour Soap RecipeSwirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Are you interested in creating a lovely and easy soap recipe? If so, then we have the perfect soap making recipe for you! No joke, no lye. Of course, we are talking about our new Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe! This easy homemade soap uses our skin-loving Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Base, which makes soaping super easy! Further, the recipe includes clays that are great for the skin!  Plus, this soap-making recipe uses three perfectly chosen colors that complement the lovely aroma of the Chocolate Covered Strawberries Fragrance Oil. So, this lovely two pound batch of soap will look, smell, and feel fantastic. 

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe History of Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Since the perfect combination of chocolate and strawberries seems so deliciously obvious, you may think that chocolate covered strawberries have been around forever. Although both the ingredients were around for ages, this wonderful culinary invention wasn’t created until the 1960’s. An amazing woman, Lorraine Lorusso, created the decadent treat in the gourmet shop she worked at and, as we all know, this treat became a sensation. Now, we all can enjoy the amazing success of this marvelous baker as well as enjoy the lovely scent that her creation inspired!

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Supplies Available at Natures Garden

Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
Chocolate Covered Strawberries Fragrance Oil
Organic Cocoa Powder
Rose Clay Powder
Kaolin Clay Powder
Vegetable Glycerin
Silicone Loaf Soap Mold
FUN Soap Colorant Neon Pink
Mitre Box
Cutter for Mitre Box
Natures Garden Soap Apron
4 oz Clear Bullet Bottle
Black Fine Mist Sprayer 20/410
Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Other Equipment You May Need

Mixing Bowls (3)
Microwave
Scale
Mixing Spoons
Rubbing Alcohol
Cutting Board
Knife
Disposable Cups (3) (or small containers)

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Total Weights of Ingredients

Since we are going to separate the batch into three portions, the weights of the ingredients are separated based on the way the will be used throughout the recipe.

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Total Weight for the Soap Recipe

904 grams Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Base
45 grams Chocolate Covered Strawberries Fragrance Oil
45 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Total Weight for the White Portion

301 grams Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
5 grams of the Kaolin Clay Powder
10 grams of the Vegetable Glycerin

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Total Weight for the Pink Portion

301 grams Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
7 grams of the Rose Clay Powder
10 drops of the FUN Soap Colorant Neon Pink
15 grams of the Vegetable Glycerin

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Total Weight for the Brown Portion

301 grams Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
7 grams of the Organic Cocoa Powder
16 grams of the Vegetable Glycerin

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Preparations

Before we begin you should make sure that your work station is clean and ready for you to work. Further, you should wash and dry all the equipment that you are going to be working with. Doing this will help to ensure that your finished product is clean, as well. Nothing is worse than finishing a project and finding a speck right on the surface. Additionally, you may find it easier to gather all your ingredients before you begin creating your soap. Although you can simply grab everything as you go, it can be helpful to have everything in your work space before starting. This will make are that you aren’t caught off guard and that you will have everything that you need as you need it.

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Beginning with the Soap ColorsSwirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Beginning with the Soap Colors

First of all, you are going to focus on preparing the three color portions that you will need in a future step.Later on, you will add these colored pastes to separated portions of your melted soap base. Preparing the colors first will make it easier to work with the soap and add these colors later on. This way you will have more time to pour your soap batter. Also, it will be less likely for you to have your soap set up before it gets in the mold. So, take your three disposable cups and assign each one to a different color. You will need to make sure you have a cup for the pink, white, and brown portions of your soap.

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Preparing the Pink Colorant PortionSwirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Preparing the Pink Colorant Portion

Now, we are going to get the pink soap colorant portion ready for you to use in a later step. So, retrieve your scale and set it to measure in grams. Next, add 7 grams of the Rose Clay, 15 grams of the Vegetable Glycerin, and 10 drops of the Neon Pink Soap Colorant to one of your disposable cups. Then, stir this mixture into a paste and make sure that all the ingredients are incorporated. After, set this mixture aside until after you melt the soap base.

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Preparing the Brown Colorant PortionSwirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Preparing the Brown Colorant Portion

Next, you will be getting the brown colorant ready for that portion of the soap. So, use the scale to fill your next disposable cup with 7 grams of Cocoa Powder and 16 grams of Vegetable Glycerin. You will stir this until it is a paste consistency and has incorporated all the ingredients. Then, you can set aside this colorant mixture for you to use in a later step.

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Preparing the White Colorant PortionSwirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Preparing the White Colorant Portion

Next, you will prepare the last portion of the colorants. So, grab the cup that is meant to contain the white portion of your soap colorant. Then, you can add 5 grams of Kaolin Clay Powder and 10 grams of Vegetable Glycerin to this remaining disposable cup. You will need to stir this to incorporate all the ingredients and create the proper consistency. Then, you can set the white colorant aside until you need it later on.

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Melting the Soap BaseSwirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Melting the Soap Base

Now, you are ready to prepare the actual soap portion of your recipe. So, you will cut up and weigh out 904 grams of the Natures Garden Cocoa Butter Soap Base. Also, make sure that you put this soap base into a microwave safe, glass bowl. After you cut up the soap, you can use your microwave to melt the cocoa butter soap base. You will want to melt the soap with 30 second bursts and be sure to stir in between the heating times. This will prevent you from accidentally over heating the soap base. You will need to continue the melting and stirring cycle until the soap is entirely liquid.

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Adding the Fragrance OilSwirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Adding the Fragrance Oil

Next, you will be adding a very scrumptious fragrance oil into the melted soap. So, you will need to weigh out 45 grams of the Chocolate Covered Strawberries Fragrance Oils. Then, you should take your newly melted soap base. After, you can add the weighed fragrance oil to the soap. Also, add in 45 grams of the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to the melted soap. This will prevent some of the discoloration that could be caused by the fragrance oil. Since the fragrance has a 6% vanillin content, it would be likely to create a dark brown color in the soap if left on its own. This is why we need to add in the vanilla white stabilizer, as it prevents discoloration and allows us to color the soap as we see fit. After you have added the soap scent and Vanilla White, you can stir these ingredients into the soap to incorporate everything into the mixture.

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Separating the Scented Soap BaseSwirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Separating the Scented Soap Base

Then, you need to separate the melted soap base. You will incorporate one of the three soap colorants you prepared earlier to each of the three containers. So, take each of the three containers of color and set them up nearby. Then, to the first mixing bowl, weigh about 301 grams of the melted soap base. Next, add your pink clay soap colorant. Next, in the second bowl, add 301 grams of the melted soap base.  Again, add your colorant, this time the cocoa powder colorant. Finally, you should have about 301 grams of soap left in the bowl that you used to originally melt the soap. To this bowl, add the kaolin white clay. Make sure that you mix well to incorporate all the ingredients in each bowl. Afterwards, you will be ready to pour your soap colors into the silicone soap loaf mold!

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Filling the Soap Mold

Now, it is time to fill your silicone soap mold with your colored soap portions. So, get your silicone loaf soap mold prepared in your work area. Know that you will have enough soap to fill two of the four loaf cavities in the soap mold. Also, you will need to grab two of your proportioned cups of colored soap, which two colors that you use initially is up to you. Then, use both your hands and pour these two different colors into the soap mold simultaneously. Add a bit with these two colors, then switch to the next color. You will pour these at the same time, as well. You will need to repeat this process of alternating these three colors and pouring two at a single time until you use up each of your three soap portions.

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Adding the Finishing Touches on the SoapSwirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Adding the Finishing Touches on the Soap

Next, you are ready to add the finishing touches to the soap in your silicone soap loaf mold. So, take your spray bottle of rubbing alcohol and spray the top of your soap loaves. This will make sure that any air bubbles that may be in the soaps are released before the soap sets up completely. As a general rule, you should always spray rubbing alcohol after pouring melt and pour soap. Afterwards, you will need to wait for your soap loaves to completely set up before doing anything else for this craft recipe. If you move the soap before the loaves set up completely, then you could possibly mess up the tops of the soap. This could lead to a wrinkled appearance on top or even accidentally spilling the soaps.

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Cutting the Finished Soap

After the soap completely sets up, you will be ready to remove your loaves of soap from the mold and slice the soaps into bars! Your soaps should be completely set up at this point, so pop the two soap loaves out of the silicone soap mold. Then, you can get these finished soap loaves ready to cut into individual bars of soap. So, use your mitre box and cutter to cleanly slice your bars into bars of soap that are the perfect size for use. Now, your soaps are finally finished!

Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe Share Your Creations and Find More Recipes

Finally, your homemade soap creation is complete! Another great aspect of this recipe is that now the soap is completely ready to use! So, have some good, clean fun and try out your new creation! We at Natures Garden hope that you enjoyed the free melt and pour recipe. We would love to see your creations and stories, so if you’d like you can find us on Facebook or on Instagram @ngscents. Further, you can find more wonderful crafting recipes and ideas on the Free Classes and Recipes page of our website. So, you may find your next great project there! We hope you enjoy the soap and candle recipes and classes and have fun creating your very own products!

One more thing! If you are interested in learning more about the history of chocolate covered strawberries, then you can learn even more about the subject matter by clicking right here! This link will take you to a wonderful website that knows a ton about this delectable treat. Their knowledge includes everything from making these desserts to knowing their complete history!

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Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe


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Bamboo Hemp Soap RecipeBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe

Check out a melt and pour soap recipe that is decorative and simple to create! There are so many reasons why this handmade soap recipe is a great choice. The first great part of this handmade soap recipe is that it uses Natures Garden’s melt and pour soap base. So, this layered soap is easy to create and you don’t have to deal with lye. Plus, the whole star anise provides a simple way to decorate your lovely soaps. Together you have a perfect method for creating adorable soaps. Furthermore, the soap smells fantastic! This recipe uses our Bamboo Hemp Fragrance, which is a well-balanced blend of bamboo stalks, vetiver, and patchouli, with undertones of hemp seed and oakmoss. The Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe will also show you how to layer melt and pour soap and add herbal embeds. So, this is wonderful melt and pour soap recipe for homemade soap makers!

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Star Anise and Potential Skin Benefits

Whole star anise is a great cosmetic herb for nourishing your skin. There are many that have found that star anise is great for keeping your skin healthy and glowing, as it is known to soften and nourish your skin. This makes this herb perfect for the addition of melt and pour soap. Plus, this cosmetic herb has been said to be wonderful for reducing wrinkles. Also, some have found that this wonderful herb is great for reducing acne or dry skin related issues. So, this ingredient may be as beneficial to your skin as it is pretty for the top layer of your soap!

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Bamboo Hemp Fragrance Oil
Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap
Star Anise Whole
Small Square Tray Mold
Cutter for Mitre Box
Natures Garden Soap Apron
1 oz. Black Bullet Bottles
Black Fine Mist Sprayer 20/410

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Other Necessary Ingredients and Equipment You Will Need

Two Microwave Safe Mixing Bowls 
Mixing Spoons
Microwave
Scale 
Knife 
Rubbing Alcohol
Cutting Board

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Weights and Amounts of Your Ingredients

400 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
590 grams Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap
29 grams Bamboo Hemp Fragrance Oil
16 Whole Star Anise

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Necessary Preparations Prior to Starting

First of all, you are going to want to clean all of your equipment and your work station. This will make sure that your finished product is clean and free of contaminants. This process isn’t difficult and will absolutely benefit your homemade products. So, sanitize the counter top or the table that you are going to work on. In addition, clean and sanitize all of the equipment you will be using.

Also, you may want to get all of your supplies together and within reach of your work space. This way you will have all the equipment ready to use for creating the melt and pour soap. You will also want to fill your spray bottle with rubbing alcohol so that you can spray the freshly poured melt and pour soap quickly. This will release any air bubble that pop up when pouring your mp soap base.  In addition, rubbing alcohol will help the layers adhere to each other.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Getting the Whole Star Anise ReadyBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Getting the Whole Star Anise Ready

First, you are going to get your whole star anise herb ready for later use in the homemade soap recipe. Since you are going to need this cosmetic herb for your clear layer of melt and pour, it will help to have the stars ready. Since it will save you time to get this herb ready, you should pick out your Star Anise before you begin the recipe. So, look through your bag of Whole Star Anise to find some whole pieces of the Star Anise that you would like to use in the soap. Although you can use broken pieces as long as you don’t mind that ascetic in your final bars of soap. Regardless of your preference, you will need to get together 16 individual whole star anise pieces for this melt and pour soap recipe.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Preparing the Clear Layer of SoapBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Preparing the Clear Layer of Soap

Next, you are going to get the clear melt and pour soap ready to use for your first layer. So, grab your scale and weigh out 200 grams of your Natures Garden Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap into a microwave safe bowl. After, you will need to use your microwave to melt your clear soap base. Melting your soap base should be done in short bursts. You want to use thirty second busts in the microwave until all of the soap is completely melted. This method of melting your soap will prevent you from accidentally over heating your mp soap base.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe After the Soap has Melted

Now, that your melt and pour soap has finished melting you are going to be ready to pour the soap into your mold. You don’t need to add any color to this layer because you will need to see the Star Anise Whole through the melt and pour soap. Further, we don’t need to add fragrance oil to this layer. But, don’t worry about your soap because the bottom layer will be scented. We just can’t scent this clear layer or the fragrance would add a yellow tint to the layer. This is because the soap doesn’t have a color and the Bamboo Hemp Fragrance Oil has a slight yellow tint. So, this layer of your soap should remain unscented and uncolored.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Pouring Your First Soap LayerBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Pouring Your First Soap Layer

After your clear, unscented melt and pour soap has entirely melted, you are ready to pour your melted soap. Be sure to move quickly as you pour your soap as you are going to need to place in the herbs before your soap sets up. So, retrieve the soap mold and the star anise that you have chosen for the top layer of your melt and pour soap. Now, pour your melt and pour soap into your soap mold.

Next, take your whole star anise and place each individual star anise into the center of each cavity in the soap mold. After all of the star anise has been placed, spray the top of your soap layer with the rubbing alcohol. This will release bubbles in the melted soap and help your layers to stick together better. Now, make sure that your layer is completely set up before moving on to the next step.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe After the Clear Soap Layer is Completely Set UpBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Pouring the Second Clear Soap Layer

Now, you will see that your first clear layer has not completely covered the entire whole star anise. This amount of melt and pour soap was intentional, as it will help with the placement of the star anise. Next, we will be pouring the second half of the clear layer to completely cover the star anise whole. The thought process behind this method of embedding the herb was that this will help to hold the herb in place. So, this means that your stars will be less likely to be crooked or start to float. So, your star anise will be better at staying where you put it, in the center and top of your bars of soap.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Pouring the Second Clear LayerBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Pouring the Second Clear Layer

Next, you are going to pour the second half of the clear melt and pour soap layer. So, melt another portion of 200 grams of clear melt and pour soap. You are going to want to melt this batch the same way that you did before to prevent burning the soap. So, use your microwave in 30 second increments. Before you pour this portion of clear melt and pour soap make sure to spray the previous layer with rubbing alcohol. After, pour the second clear layer onto your previously set up soap layer. Then, spray the top of the melt and pour soap layer with the rubbing alcohol.  Allow the final clear layer to completely setup before moving to the next step.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Preparing the Second Layer of Your SoapBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Preparing the White Layer of Your Soap

Next, you are going to be preparing the white layer of your melt and pour soap bars. So, grab your scale and weigh out 590 grams of the Natures Garden’s Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap Base. Next, you will need to melt your soap base with a microwave. Again, we recommend that you use 30 second increments until the soap is entirely liquid. After your soap is entirely melted you are ready to add the fragrance oil. So, weigh out 29 grams of Natures Garden’s Bamboo Hemp Fragrance Oil. Then, you are going to add this refreshing fragrance oil to your melted soap base. Stir in the fragrance evenly to make sure that all of the scent has been incorporated. After, you are ready to move on to the next step.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Pouring the White Layer of Your SoapBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Pouring the White Layer of Your Soap

Now, you are ready to pour your white layer of Hemp Oil Melt and Pour Soap Base into your soap mold. This white melt and pour soap will be the bottom layer for your finished soap bars. After this final layer is poured, you will want to spray the top with some of the rubbing alcohol. This will help to remove the air bubbles that may be trapped under the surface of this soap layer. Once you spray the soap, wait for this layer to entirely set up. After this white soap layer is entirely hardened, you will be ready for the next step in this process.

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Slice Your Finished SoapBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Slice Your Finished Soap

Next, you are going to want to slice your finished slab of soap into individual bars. First, remove the melt and pour soap from your mold. Place the mold on the table or counter top, flip it over, and gently press to release the bamboo hemp soap from the mold. Then, turn the soap over so you can see the top clear layer. You will notice, the mold that you have used will provide you with a single slab of soap, but there are indented portions that are designed for easy cutting. Before you cut, you are going to want to set your slab of layered soap onto the cutting board. Now, you can cut your soap using a knife, or the soap cutter typically used with a mitre box for soap making. So, use your chosen cutting implement to slice along the lower sections of the melt and pour soap slab. Once you cut along each line you will end up with 16 individual soap bars that each soap embedded with a whole star anise. Now, you have completed your melt and pour soaps and are ready to use your finished soap!

Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Share Your CreationsBamboo Hemp Soap Recipe Share Your Creations

Finally, your melt and pour soap creation is ready for you to use. We hope that you enjoy your finished products! This finished soap is great for use as lovely decoration or a wonderful skin loving soap recipe. If you would love to share your experience, we would love to see your finished products! If you would like to share pictures, share stories of your experience, or even ask some questions, then you can find us on our Instagram and Twitter @ngscents or you can follow us on our Facebook page! Also, you can easily find our Facebook page by clicking here. We would love to hear from you and see your handmade candle, soap, and cosmetic creations!

 

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