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Oct
25

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe


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Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap RecipeCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Our cranberry melt and pour soap recipe is a beautiful dessert soap recipe that you can make right at home! Not only is this scrumptious bath and body delicious looking, but it uses simple cosmetic ingredients from Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies. So, making a great soap that looks like food is simple and fun! If you want to try out this delicious soap, then check out the soap recipe in this cosmetic blog.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Clean and Sanitize

Before you begin creating this cosmetic recipe, you will want to make a few preparations. First, fill up a spray bottle. Also, gather all of your supplies and ingredients for this recipe. Plus, you will want to clear a space to work on your dessert soap.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe:

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Yellow  FUN Soap Colorant
Whipped Soap Base
Vegetable Glycerin
8 oz.  Clear Bullet Bottle
24/410 White Fine Mist Sprayer

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Other Needed Supplies and Equipment

Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Rubbing Alcohol
Hand Mixer
Knife
Cutting Board
Microwave
Scale
Toothpicks
White Granulated Sugar
Pie/Cake Slice Mold (https://flexiblemolds.com/)
Cranberries Mold (https://flexiblemolds.com/)

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Making the Graham Cracker CrustCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Making the Graham Cracker Crust

First, we are going to create the bottom layer of this scrumptious bath and body recipe. So, we will need to prepare the cocoa butter mp soap mixture to be poured into our pie mold. After, we will have created a scrumptious crust for our cheesecake soap!

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Total Amounts for Bottom Crust Layer

20 grams of the Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
1 gram of the Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil
3 drops of the Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
1 drop of the Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Prepare the Melt and Pour SoapCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Prepare the Melt and Pour Soap

Before you begin mixing all of your wholesale cosmetic ingredients you need to melt your soap. So, weigh out twenty grams of your soap base into a medium mixing bowl. Now, you will need to use your microwave to heat and melt your soap. You will want to use thirty second intervals until your soap has completely melted. Once your soap is in liquid form, you are ready to move on to the next step.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Adding the Cosmetic Ingredients

Now that your melt and pour soap base is melted, you are ready to add your cosmetic ingredients. First, you will need to add one gram of the Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil to this homemade soap recipe. Also, you will need to add three drops of yellow and one drop of brown of the FUN soap colorant to your mixture.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Pouring The Soap Mixture

Next, you are ready to pour your soap mixture into the soap mold. After you pour your soap into the mold, you need to will need to spray the top of the soap with your rubbing alcohol. This spray will release air bubbles and make the layers look more smooth.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Creating the Cranberry Filling LayerCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Creating the Cranberry Filling Layer

Next, you are going to make the second layer of this scrumptious dessert soap. This next layer will be made to look like a layer of yummy cranberry spread.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Total Amounts for First Red Layer

20 grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
2 drops of the Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
1 gram of the Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil
2 drops of the Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Melting the Soap

First, you are going to want to measure our the diamond clear melt and pour soap. Again, you will want to use a microwave in thirty second intervals to melt the soap. You may want to stir the soap periodically as your soap base melts.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Adding the Color and ScentCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Adding the Color and Scent

Now that your soap base has melted, you can add your other cosmetic ingredients to the mixture. First, you will need to add a gram of the fragrance oil to this recipe. Then, two drops of the red soap colorant along with two drops of the black soap colorant.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe:

After you fully incorporate these ingredients, you are ready to pour your melted soap. First, make sure that the crust layer is fully cooled. Then, you will need to spray the top of your first layer to ensure that this layer sticks to the next layer. So, you can pour your cranberry mixture into the mold. Next, you will need to immediately spray this layer with rubbing alcohol to release air bubbles.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Making the Cheesecake LayerCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Making the Cheesecake Layer

Now, you will make the middle, cheesecake filling layer of your homemade soap. Since real cheesecake is similar in color to the soap base, you only need to add a small amount of soap colorant. Plus, you are going to add more of the tasty fragrance oil.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Total Amounts for the Middle Layer

125 grams of the Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
6 grams of the Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil
A Tiny Amount of the Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Prepare the Soap Base

So, you will need to weigh out 125 grams of the melt and pour soap. Now, you will need to melt your soap in the microwave. Make sure that you use thirty second intervals to make sure that you don’t boil your soap.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Adding the Cosmetic IngredientsCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Adding the Cosmetic Ingredients

Now that your soap is completely melted you are ready to add the scent and soap colorant. For this layer, you will only need to add a very tiny amount of the neon yellow soap colorant. You can add this small amount by dipping a toothpick in the colorant and swirling it in your soap. After, you will add six grams of the scented oil to your mixture. You will stir these ingredients together thoroughly.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Pouring the Middle Layer

Before you add your cheesecake layer to the mold, you will need to spray the previous layer with rubbing alcohol. This spray will help your previous layer to stick to your middle layer. After, you will want to lightly spray the top of this layer with rubbing alcohol to prevent bubbles on the surface.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Creating Another Cranberry LayerCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Creating Another Cranberry Layer

Now you are going to pour the last layer in this scrumptious dessert bath and body recipe. This is the second cranberry soap layer for your pie soap recipe.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Total Amounts for the Second Red Layer

20 grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
2 drops of the Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
1 gram of the Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil
2 drops of the Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Melt Your MP Soap

Again, you will need to melt your soap base for this layer of the soap. So, you can take the twenty grams of diamond clear soap and melt it in the microwave. You will want to be sure to use thirty second intervals to prevent boiling.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Mixing Cosmetic IngredientsCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Mixing Cosmetic Ingredients

Just like the previous red layer, you are going to need to use two drops of the red and of the black soap colorants. Also, you will need to include a gram of the fragrance. Mix these ingredients together thoroughly.

 

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Pouring the Soap Layer

Before you pour this layer, you will need to lightly spray the previous layer with rubbing alcohol. Also, you will need to spray more alcohol on top after the layer has been poured.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Making the CranberriesCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Making the Cranberries

While you are waiting for this last layer to set up, you can begin creating the soap cranberries. These berries will be perfect for the topping your layered cheesecake recipe.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Total Amounts for Berries

60 grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
3 grams of the Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil
1 teaspoon of the White Granulated Sugar
5 drops of the Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
2 drops of the Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
5 drops of the Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Preparing the Cranberry Soap

First, you will need to melt the clear mp soap using thirty second intervals in the microwave. After the soap has melted you can add the fragrance oil. Also, you will need to add the three soap colorants to create the perfect shade of red for these berries. Then, you are ready to fill cranberries soap mold. Once the soap has completely set up, you are ready to remove these soaps from the mold.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Dusting the Cranberries with SugarCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Dusting the Cranberries with Sugar

Next, you are going to want to coat your soap cranberries with sweet sugar. So, add a teaspoon of white sugar to a small bowl. Before adding your berries to the sugar, you will need to spray each round soap with rubbing alcohol. Then, roll the cranberry in the bow of sugar and set aside for later.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Making the Fluffed ToppingCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Making the Fluffed Topping

Once the top layer has completely set up, you are ready to create the topping for this soap recipe. This fluffy whipped topping will be used to decorate the cheesecake as well as hold the scrumptious looking cranberries in place.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Total Amounts for the Whipped Soap Base

60 grams of the Whipped Soap Base
60 grams of the Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Base
6 grams of the Vegetable Glycerin
6 grams of the Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Preparing the Whipped SoapCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Preparing the Whipped Soap

Now, you are going to weigh out the whipped soap base. Immediately, you will add the fragrance, and vegetable glycerin. Once all these ingredients are added to a medium mixing bowl, you are going to use a hand mixer. You will need to blend these soap making ingredients until the consistency is similar to frosting.

In a separate bowl, you will need to weigh out the mp soap base and melt the ingredients using thirty second intervals. Once your mp soap is melted you will combine it with the whipped soap base mixture. Again, you will want to whip the mixture using the hand mixer. Quickly, you will want to top your cheesecake soap before the mixture sets up.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Topping the Cheesecake SoapCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Topping the Cheesecake Soap

Lastly, you will top this slice of cake soap with your cranberries. You will want to move quickly to get all the berries on before the frosting sets up. Also, you may want to push lightly to ensure that the whipped topping has a good hold. After the topping sets up completely, you can remove your soap from the mold and it is ready to use!

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Try Out Our Inspiration

We were inspired to create this delicious soap recipe from an amazing cranberry cheesecake recipe. This amazing dessert perfectly entangles the sweet flavor of creamy cheesecake with the tang of juicy cranberries. Not only does this dessert taste delicious, but it looks amazing as well! So, this was a fantastic recipe to recreate with soap supplies. If you are interested, then you can try out the Cranberry Cheesecake recipe from Will Cook For Smiles to experience all the deliciousness for yourself!

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Ask Us Your QuestionsCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you enjoyed creating this fantastic melt and pour soap recipe. If you have any more questions about this cosmetic recipe, then feel free to reach out to us! You can talk to us at the store, on the phone, or online. An easy way to reach out to us online is through our social media. Of course, you can find us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Additionally, you can use @ngscents to find us on both Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use our social media to reach out and ask questions, but you can share your own opinions and ideas too.

Sep
21

What Can Paprika Be Used For?


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What Can Paprika Be Used For?What Can Paprika Be Used For?

There are many wonderful cosmetic herbs that are available to you from Natures Garden your wholesale herb supplier. In fact, there are so many that it can be hard to figure out what to do with them all. So, don’t worry if you have been wondering “What Can Paprika Be Used For?”. While this herb may seem common place in the kitchen as a spice, there are many benefits that can be had for the skin. So, adding this cosmetic ingredient to your handcrafted cosmetic recipes would be perfect for helping your bath and body recipes care for the skin.

What Can Paprika Be Used For?: Growing ConditionsWhat Can Paprika Be Used For?: Growing Conditions

This powdered herb can be created from either bell peppers or mild chili peppers. These fresh, crisp peppers will be dried and ground into a flake or powder form. After, it is then considered paprika and can be used in cosmetics as well as food recipes. So, making paprika means that you will be growing a kind of pepper from the Capsicum Annuum family. There are a few plant varieties that you can find, which include the Hungarian or the Spanish varieties of this well known spice.

These peppers prefer similar conditions to many other peppers. This means that they enjoy soil that will drain fairly well and is fertile. Plus, this plant enjoys sunny areas and a climate that is on the warmer side. If you live in a warm climate, then you will be able to start your seeds outside. Otherwise, you will want to either start your seeds inside or buy seedlings that are already started. Make sure that any possibility of frost has passed before you decide to transplant your peppers. You will want to have your plants about 12 inches apart from each other in a row and have each row about 3 feet from the others. After the peppers have grown and turned a bright red color they will be ready to use!

What Can Paprika Be Used For?: From Garden Fresh Peppers to Paprika

Now that you have grown the peppers, you will need to dry and grind them. You can use an electric dehydrator or try yourself. If you try dehydrating yourself, then you may want to hang them in mesh bags. You should store these bags in a heated container or room thin the formulation of various cosmetic recipes. Also, the paprika spice can be used to add to the flavor of a meal. Plus, you can use this herb medicinally to help with various issues. So, this cosmetic herb is perfect for creating all kinds of wonderful recipes!

What Can Paprika Be Used For?: Making Bath and BodyWhat Can Paprika Be Used For?: Making Bath and Body Products

You can use this cosmetic herb to create various homemade recipes, which includes wonderful soap making recipes. There are many ways that your products can benefit from including the wholesale papriks. Our paprika powder herb can be used to naturally color your products, as it will provide a natural salmon color. Also, you can use this herb to provide some skin nourishing benefits! So, you will absolutely want to try out this herb in your various bath and body recipes!

What Can Paprika Be Used For?: Cosmetic Benefits

First, you can use this powdered herb to naturally color your bath and body recipes. So, adding this natural soap colorant to your recipes will provide you with a natural salmon color. Not only can you use this herb as a cosmetic colorant, but this ingredient has some other benefits, too. Also, this cosmetic herb can be used to help provide a youthful glow to your skin. The carotenoids in this cosmetic herb are powerful antioxidants that can help protect the skin. So, this allows the herb to help your skin fight free radicals that would further age our skin and helps keep the skin looking youthful. Further, this cosmetic herb has beta carotene, which is an antioxidant and provides anti-inflammatory properties. So, this property can be used to reduce wrinkles and protect the skin from sun damage.

Additionally, this lovely herb can be used to help reduce inflammation based skin issues, like eczema or rashes. Also, paprika has been thought to help increase circulation to the skin, which provides you with healthier, glowing skin. Plus, this herb has been known to help fight bacteria, which means this herb is useful for reducing acne and blackheads.

Next, you can use this herb to help with hair care recipes. The herb can be useful for providing the hair with vitamin B6, which has shown to prevent hair loss. Further, this beneficial property will help improve circulation and promote better hair growth.

What Can Paprika Be Used For?: Natures Garden Cosmetic RecipeWhat Can Paprika Be Used For?: Natures Garden Cosmetic Recipe

One great way to utilize all of Paprika’s skin benefits is our Pineapple Paprika Cold Process Soap Recipe. This cosmetic recipe uses cosmetic oils and butters to create a luscious skin care recipe that will love your body. Further, the cosmetic herb added to this recipe has some skin care properties of its own. These properties will help care for the skin and leave you feeling youthful and glowing. Plus, this soap recipe includes the unique and strong aroma of our Pineapple Paprika Fragrance Oil. So, this is a fantastic soap-making recipe for your skin and senses!

What Can Paprika Be Used For?: Food and BeveragesWhat Can Paprika Be Used For?: Food and Beverages

There are a few different types of paprika that can be used in food recipes. Although the taste can differ, this spice is often best in savory dishes. The Hungarian and Spanish types of paprika are most commonly used as a spice for enhancing the flavor of certain recipes. However, the type that is found in our grocery stores is a different type of paprika that is mold bland. So, this version of the spice is more likely to be used as a garnish to make the food appear more appetizing. But, all these types of the same spice have benefits that enhance the food in some way as well as properties that benefit the body.

What Can Paprika Be Used For?: Medicinal UsesWhat Can Paprika Be Used For?: Medicinal Uses

Some people have found that taking this cosmetic herb can provide the body with a variety of health benefits. Luckily, this spice is often enjoyed for creating good food and you won’t have to disguise the taste. So, adding this wonderful spice to your diet can help boost your health and improve many issues and conditions. Due to these benefits you may want to add some more of this spice to your typical diet. You can easily add this spice to a typical meal to change things up and gain even more benefits from your food!

What Can Paprika Be Used For?: Medicinal Benefits

First, some people find that using this cosmetic can be useful for lowering cholesterol. It is thought that this herb can be used to help reduce your bad cholesterol in the body. Plus, this cosmetic herb is full of vitamins and minerals that can be used by your body to promote health and well being. First, the vitamin A in this spice is thought to boost the immune system and fight infections. This herb can be useful for fighting off certain bacteria, like E. coli or Salmonella, so this herb can help to keep you feeling great.

Additionally, you can use this herb to promote healthy skin. This cosmetic ingredient is full of great antioxidants that will help fight free radicals that have the potential to damage your cells. Further, this vitamin is helpful for reducing wrinkles, sagging, and fine lines. So, this nutrient rich spice will leave your skin healthy and glowing. Also, Vitamin C is useful for those with anemia, as this vitamin will help the body absorb iron and create red blood cells. 

What Can Paprika Be Used For?: Other UsesWhat Can Paprika Be Used For?: Other Uses

There are so many different ways that you can incorporate paprika powder into your daily life. Not only can you use this herb for cooking, cosmetic recipes, and boosting your health, but there are a few other random uses for this herb that you may enjoy. If weight loss or reducing the time of a cold sound good to you, then you may be interested in using this spice.

First, this cosmetic herb may be useful for helping with a cold. This herb has properties that aid in congestion. So, this herb can be useful for clearing mucus from the nose and lungs. So, you may want to increase your paprika intake during your next cold. A second possible benefit of this cosmetic herb is helping you lose weight. An ingredient in paprika, called Capsaicin, has been known to help burn fat and lead to increased weight loss. It has properties that lead to your body burning extra calories after eating for up to 20 minutes. Of course, paprika isn’t going to get the job done on its own, but paprika can help you in your efforts. So, regular use of paprika along with a healthy diet and some exercise can lead to some amazing results!

What Can Paprika Be Used For?: Background of Paprika

Although this spice is very prevalent in Hungarian cuisine, paprika did not originate there.  While there is a Hungarian strain of paprika that can be traced back to Turkey, this herb didn’t originate there. Rather the spice was first grown in Mexico, like the Spanish variety of paprika. So, these two different types had similar origins. If you are curious and want to learn more about this spice, then check out The History and Origins of Paprika by DESIblitz.

While these different types of paprika are similar in many ways, there are some distinct differences between the types that are available. First, you have traditional paprika, which is often found in the grocery store. It is most often used to add color to a dish and has a mild, neutral flavor. Second there is Spanish Paprika that has a rich, smoky flavor from smoked peppers, which can be sweet, mild, or hot. Now, our paprika herb is Hungarian Paprika.

What Can Paprika Be Used For?: Ask Us Your QuestionsWhat Can Paprika Be Used For?: Ask Us Your Questions

Anyone that has more questions about our ground paprika or any of our other herbs and spices should feel free to reach out to us to ask! Also, we are able to answer any other cosmetic making questions that you may have. If you want to ask us something related to your homemade cosmetics, then just reach out to us in the store, on the phone, or on social media. We have a Facebook page that you can reach us on. Also, you can use @ngscents to talk to us on Twitter and Instagram. Have fun creating your herbal recipes and we hope to hear from you soon!

What Can Paprika Be Used For?: Note About Our Herbs

Natures Garden sells our paprika powder for external use only. We do not sell paprika powder or any other herbs as food items. The information that we provide about our Paprika Hungarian Ground is for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Keep all the cosmetic herbs out of reach of children and pets. If you are a pregnant and/or lactating women, then you should take special care when you are handling any herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility, written or implied, for any products you make with our herbs. All of the testing is the sole responsibility of the customer.

Jul
09

Green Tea Benefits


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Green Tea BenefitsGreen Tea Benefits

Many people enjoy drinking green tea, but the taste isn’t all that this tea is good for. In fact, there are many green tea benefits that you can enjoy in your various products. Just drinking green tea have some wonderful benefits for your body. Plus, you can even use green tea to provide benefits that make it perfect to add combine with bath and body supplies and create some fantastic products. Both our Green Tea Powder and our Green Tea Leaves Cut and Sifted from Natures Garden are perfect for creating wonderful homemade bath and body recipes. Plus, you can combine these herbs with other flower and herb powders that can be used as wonderful soap making supplies. So, let’s get into some of the amazing benefits that people can have from this wonderful cosmetic herb.

Green Tea Benefits: Growing ConditionsGreen Tea Benefits: Growing Conditions

Although green tea plants will grow best in areas that are considered zone 7, you can grow this plant in colder areas, too. All you have to do is put your tea plant in a pot and bring it in during the winter. This plant can survive down to about 0 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, you can transfer your plant to larger pots as it grows. You will know when it is time if you see that the roots begin to push out of the drain holes in the bottom. Your green tea plant will prefer soil that drains well, like a light sandy or medium loamy soil. Further, these plants like soil that is acidic that has a pH between 4.5 and 6. Also, your plant will prefer to be in either full or partial shade.

Once your plant is thriving, you can start thinking about harvesting your tea leaves. You will want to use the young tender tea leaves. So, pick a new shoot with only a few leaves on it. For best results, you may want a new shoot with about two or three leaves on it. Typically, you will be able to harvest your tea leaves in the summer. Later, the plant will bloom to produce pretty flowers, this will happen between September and November. While these blooms are quite pretty, they aren’t all that great for making green tea. So, you may want to store some for after green tea season.

Green Tea Benefits: Industrial Uses

There are many benefits that you can have from bringing green tea into your life. You can use this as a regular tea to provide your insides with all kinds of benefits. Also, you could use green tea to create all kinds of yummy foods. Another fun option is to create fun bath and body creations that you can use to care for your skin and hair. So, check out all the amazing benefits that you can use to pamper your body from head to toe.

GGreen Tea Benefits: Bath and Body Productsreen Tea Benefits: Bath and Body Products

Creating homemade bath and body products is great for making easy crafts for adults that produce some amazing results. One option for incorporating green tea into your products is adding the powdered herb directly into your products. Also, you could use our whole green tea cut and sifted to create a tea to use in the water phase of your cosmetic recipes. This homemade tea can be added to many recipes. You can also infuse green tea into the oils you are using in your recipe. Another option for you is to add the whole herb directly into your cosmetic recipes. Adding the whole green tea leaves will provide the regular benefits of green tea along with some light exfoliation for your skin. This could be useful for creating homemade scrub recipes. Now that we have options for incorporating this herb, let’s look at some of the potential benefits.

Green Tea Benefits: Bath and Body Product Benefits

First, this cosmetic herb has been found to be useful for skin complexion. A study had been done with green tea that revealed this herb can be used to rejuvenate the appearance of your skin. Not only does this herbal tea help your complexion, but it can be used to reduce circles or puffy under eyes. This is because green tea contains antioxidants and an astringent that can help shrink the blood vessels. So, you may want to create a lotion soap, or other bath and body product. Also, this herb would be perfect for making bath bombs, as you can soak in the rejuvenating herb as you relax in the tub.

Another great benefit of this herb is that it has been known to help reduce breakouts of acne and pimples. The antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties are both thought to be useful for fighting acne. These properties are thought to fight the bacteria that cause acne and reduce the redness and inflammation, too. Further, it is thought that the catechins in this tea can be used to help regulate hormone imbalances. So, creating an acne soap recipe with green tea would be a great idea!

Green Tea Benefits: Natures Garden Bath and Body Recipes

We incorporated our green tea cut and sifted herb to add some refreshing, soothing properties to our Sunburn Relief Bath Tea Recipe. We included this herb because green tea is popular for homemade sunburn remedies. First, the anti-inflammatory properties will help to reduce the redness and pain. Further, some have found that this herb is effective for reducing your risk of skin cancer or tumors due to UV sunlight. So, green tea is an amazing way to care for your skin after a sunburn and makes a perfect addition to our recipe for sunburn relief.

Green Tea Benefits: Food and BeveragesGreen Tea Benefits: Food and Beverages

The taste of green tea is often bittersweet, but the taste can vary slightly. This variation depends on the growing conditions, processing methods, and harvesting methods. Most often, people will use these leaves to create a tea. This practice is so common that the herb has been called green tea. However, there are other ways that people will use this herb. This includes adding it into their food recipes, as this herb can be a delicious flavor for some meal recipes, like the Green Tea Teriyaki Chicken Recipe. Another delicious example is all of the green tea themed dessert recipes on this Green Tea Food Recipes board on Pinterest, which is full of all kinds of ideas for green tea recipes.

Green Tea Benefits: Medicinal UsesGreen Tea Benefits: Medicinal Uses

Green Tea was one of the many herbs included in traditional Chinese medicine. The natural flavor was said to have cooling properties, which can be used to refresh the mind and promote a positive, alert mental state. Plus, it was thought that this tea will quench your thirst, promote body fluid production, and lead to good digestion. Also, some green tea would be good for a cold, as it has been thought to cool the body and clear phlegm. Plus, it was thought that this tea could flush out toxic evils, as it would flush the body by promoting urination and bowel movements. Some of the traditional benefits that have been studied were immune and cardiac health. First, it was found that green tea contains polyphenols, which can reduce oxidative stress. and prevent oxidation of bad cholesterol. Further, another study on these polyphenols were linked to reduced abnormal cell growth.

Green Tea Benefits: More Medicinal Uses

Also, green tea has been known to kill bad bacteria. So, this tea is thought to help lower your risk of infection and possibly help reduce the length of illnesses. Plus, these properties are beneficial for promoting good oral health. The tea is thought to kill the bad bacteria in the mouth that are responsible for forming plaque and creating cavities. Further, the properties in this herb are thought to help reduce bone loss.

Some people will try green tea to help reduce their chance of cancer. There are properties in this tea that can help protect your cells from oxidation damage. This kind of damage can damage cells and lead to the uncontrolled growth of cancer cells. A few studies were done that found a correlation between drinking green tea and having a reduced risk of certain cancers.

Additionally, green tea has been thought to promote brain health. A study on green tea found that the polyphenols were able to boost the amount of available dopamine in the brain, which promotes a positive mood. Further, these chemicals were found to help regulate insulin in the brain by enhancing the sensitivity for it in the brain. Also, some studies have linked green tea to a reduced risk of certain brain diseases common in old age. These diseases include both Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Since Parkinson’s disease involves the death of dopamine producing neurons, an herb that promotes the production of dopamine from other cells could be beneficial. Also, EGCG was found to help protect your brain from forming the plaques that are thought to cause Alzhemer’s disease.

Green Tea Benefits: Other UsesGreen Tea Benefits: Other Uses

Another benefit of green tea is that it can help you stay awake. Many people prefer to drink tea instead of coffee, as it doesn’t provide the same “jittery” feeling that coffee can. Although green tea does naturally contain some caffeine, it has a much lower concentration than coffee. So, this is a more gentle way to wake yourself up in the morning. Furthermore, there is a chemical in green tea called theanine, which can provide a calming effect. So, you may be able to use tea to have a calm, alert feeling without the nervous jitters.

Additionally, green tea contains chemicals that are useful for reducing anxiety. This tea contains L-theanine, which has been found to increase leaves of dopamine and improve positive mental function. Also, there have been studies that like green tea to weight loss. It is thought that this tea can help to reduce appetite. Further, there have been mixed results on the EGCG, a powerful antioxidant, in green tea being able to promote weight loss.

Green Tea Benefits: Boseong Green Tea Fields

Anyone that is a really big fan of green tea will want to hear about the Boseong Green Tea Fields. These Green Tea Fields in Korea are absolutely stunning and you can stroll through the beautiful landscape, stop at souvenir shops, or even try green tea ice cream. If you want to hear about a tea lover’s actual experience, then check out Boseong Green Tea Fields: Everything You Need To Know To Visit. Not only does she show pictures and share her experience, but she provides tips for travel and other nearby destinations to visit for anyone that is interested in going!

Green Tea Benefits: Ask Us Any QuestionsGreen Tea Benefits: Ask Us Any Questions

We hope that you learned something new about green tea from our natural cosmetic blog. Also, you can use this botanical herb along with some of our other herbs and spices to create some amazing bath and body recipes. If you have any other questions about this wholesale herb or any other, then reach out and ask us. You can find us in the Natures Garden store, on the phone, or online. You can easily find us on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents), or Instagram (@ngscents). Hope to hear from you soon!

Green Tea Benefits: Reminder About All Our Herbs

Note: Natures Garden sells herbs, like our Green Tea Powder and our Green Tea Leaves Cut and Sifted, for external use only. Although other suppliers may sell green tea that is food grade, we do not sell our herbs as food items. So, the information that we provide about our herbs is only for educational purposes. We do not intend for you to use this information to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated any of this information. Make sure that you keep your herbs out of reach of any children or pets. Also, pregnant and/or lactating women should take special care when handling our various herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with these herbs. All product testing is the responsibility of the customer.

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!

 

Mar
09

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe


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St Patricks Day Soap RecipeSt Patricks Day Soap Recipe

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

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

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

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment Needed

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

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Apple Happy Camper Fragrance Oil

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Adding the Shimmering Green Colorant

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Cutting Out the Hats

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

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

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Creating the Black Bands

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

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

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

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

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Create the Gold Buckles

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feb
02

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe


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Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap RecipeMoonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe

Our next soap project is a swirled melt and pour soap project.  While cold process soap is often swirled, melt and pour soap can be a little harder to get the same type of swirl.  However, with the addition of clays and powders, it can be done.  Our Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe was inspired uses Natures Garden’s Moonlight Tuberose Fragrance Oil.  We were since the fragrance oil itself contains notes of both jasmine and vanilla, we were inclined to incorporate whole jasmine flowers as well as vanilla powder.

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap
Moonlight Tuberose Fragrance Oil
French Green Clay Powder
Rose Clay Powder
Kaolin Clay Powder
Vanilla Powder
Vegetable Glycerin
Square Loaf Mold Market Mold
Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
Jasmine Flowers Whole
Whipped Soap Base
Mitre Box
Cutter for Mitre Box
Natures Garden Soap Apron
4 oz Clear Bullet Bottle
Black Fine Mist Sprayer 20/410

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Other Ingredients and Supplies That You Will Need

Mixing Bowls
Microwave
Scale
Mixing Spoons
Rubbing Alcohol
Cutting Board
Knife
Disposable Cups (4)
Hand Mixer

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: A Closer Look at Some of the Ingredients

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Moonlight Tuberose Fragrance Oil

Before we begin, let’s take a look at the fragrance oil that we will be using.  This soapmaking project uses, what else, Moonlight Tuberose Fragrance Oil.  February 2018’s fragrance of the month. Tuberose essential oil is extremely expensive, and is used in the most exquisite fine fragrances.  We have done our very best to create a fragrance oil with the same aroma as this expensive essential oil; while adding complimentary notes to make this fragrance well-balanced.  Natures Garden’s moonlight tuberose fragrance begins with top notes of white pear and green apple;  followed by middle notes of tuberose, jasmine, lily of the valley, and ginger;  sitting on base notes of violet, ylang ylang, peach, vanilla, and fresh woods.  An NG Original fragrance!

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: French Green Powder

Next, let’s look at our first clay in this recipe.  French green clay powder is the most frequently used clay by health professionals and spas to treat skin conditions, to nourish the skin, and to remove impurities.  Green clay is light green in color when dry, but turns dark green when wetting agents are added.  French green clay is very nutritious for the skin. Due to the nutrients in French Green Clay, it is used in many cosmetics, soap, and skincare recipes.  French Green Clay powder can be added to both cold process soap and melt and pour soap recipes for increased cleansing ability and natural exfoliation.  French green clay will produce a natural green color in soap recipes.

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Rose Clay Powder

We also used rose clay powder in this soap making recipe.  Rose clay, often referred to as pink clay, is a gentle, natural clay that contains kaolinite.  Rose clay is fabulous for most skin types; including sensitive skin.  Rose clay provides gentle exfoliation, helps to draw toxins from the skin, helps to increase circulation, reduces skin irritation, and helps to reduce inflammation.  Rose clay is typically used as an ingredient in cosmetics, soap, facial masks, and mud baths; providing skin-loving minerals, but also naturally coloring your finished products.

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Kaolin White Clay Powder

Our final clay is the kaolin white clay powder.  Kaolin Clay, also called China Clay, is a white clay that is perfect for sensitive skin types.  Kaolin clay is commonly used to make mineral makeup such as foundation, eye shadow, and blush.  Natures Garden’s white clay can be used in formulations as a thickener, and added to bath bombs to harden them.   Like most clays, kaolin clay helps cleanse the skin; removing toxins.

 

 

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Prepare Your ColorantsMoonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Colorants

First, we will prepare our colorants.  We will use two shades of green, a dark red, and a white soap for this recipe.  You will need to have a total of four disposable cups. You will also need to have your clays, vanilla powder, vegetable glycerin, and colorants out.  Once you have mixed all of the powders and colorants together, you can set each one aside, for now.  We will use them in a later step.

Colorant Amounts for the Light Green SoapColorant Amounts for the Light Green Soap:

10 grams Kaolin Clay Powder
20 grams Vegetable Glycerin
2 grams Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
20 drops Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant

 

So, first, we will prepare the colorant for the light green soap.  In your first disposable cup, weigh out 10 grams of kaolin clay powder.  Then, add 20 grams of vegetable glycerin.  This will create a paste which will disperse better in your melted soap.  Next, add 2 grams of Natures Garden’s neon green FUN Soap Colorant along with 20 drops of the lime green soap dye to the cup containing the clay mixture.  Then, stir to mix the colorant completely with the clay mixture.

Colorant Amounts for the Red Soap PortionColorant Amounts for the Red Soap Portion:

10 grams of Rose Clay Powder
10 grams of Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
6 grams Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
22 grams of Vegetable Glycerin

 

Next, we will prepare the colorant for the red portion of soap.  You will need your second disposable cup.  Weigh out 10 grams of your rose clay powder.  Then, add 22 grams of vegetable glycerin.  Again, by creating a paste the colorant will disperse better in your melted soap.  Once your clay mixture is clump free, add 10 grams of Natures Garden’s neon pink FUN Soap Colorant.  In addition, add 6 grams of the tomato soap dye to the cup containing the clay mixture.  Then, stir to mix the colorant completely with the clay mixture.

Colorant Amounts for the Dark Green Soap Portion:

12 grams of French Green Clay Powder
21 grams of Vegetable Glycerin
7 grams Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant

 

 

Now, we will prepare the colorant for the dark green soap.  In your third disposable cup, weigh out 12 grams of green clay powder.  Then, add 21 grams of vegetable glycerin.  This will create a paste which will disperse better in your melted soap.  Finally, add 7 grams of Natures Garden’s neon green FUN Soap Colorant to the cup containing the clay mixture.  Then, stir to mix the colorant completely with the clay mixture.

Colorant Amounts for the White Soap PortionColorant Amounts for the White Soap Portion:

9 grams of Vanilla Powder
13 grams of Vegetable Glycerin

Lastly, we will prepare the vanilla powder for the white soap.  In your last disposable cup, weigh out 9 grams of vanilla powder.  Then, add 13 grams of vegetable glycerin.  This will create a paste which will disperse better in your melted soap.  Finally, stir to mix the vanilla powder and vegetable glycerin together.

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Prepare the Soap

Now, we will begin preparing the soap that will be used in the soap loaf.  This soap will later be divided and added to our cups containing the colorants we created.  You will need your fragrance oil and your yogurt melt and pour soap base.

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Prepare the SoapMoonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe Total Recipe Weights

1408 grams Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap
70 grams Moonlight Tuberose Fragrance Oil

First, you will need a total of 1408 grams of Natures Garden’s yogurt mp soap base.  To start, cut the soap into small cubes.  Then, use a microwave to melt the soap.  You want to melt the soap in 30-second intervals until it is melted completely.  Stir between each 30-second burst.

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Separate the SoapMoonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Separate the Soap

At this time, you will need to separate the soap.  You will need the four cups containing the colorants that you prepared earlier.  To each of your cups, add 452 grams of the melted soap.  Stir the contents of each of your cups to fully blend the colorant with the melted yogurt soap.

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Pouring the Soap Into the MoldMoonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Pouring the Soap Into the Mold

A melt and pour swirling technique makes pouring the soap into the mold a little bit different.  You will need to of the cups of soap and your square loaf mold.  It does not matter which colors you choose.  Now, place one cup in your left hand and the other in your right hand.  Pour the contents of each cup into the mold at the same time.

 

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Prepare the Whipped Soap Frosting

Now, we will prepare the whipped soap frosting.  The whipped soap base will be used to top our soap loaf.  It will have a fluffy consistency.  We will use a hand mixer to fluff the soap base.  So, you will need your hand mixer.  We will also be adding vegetable glycerin along with yogurt melt and pour soap.  By adding melt and pour soap, the soap frosting will setup, making packaging your soap easier. Your frosting will harden instead of remaining soft and sticking to your packaging.

Whipped Soap Total Recipe Weights:

250 grams Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap Base
250 grams Whipped Soap Base
25 grams Vegetable Glycerin
25 grams Moonlight Tuberose Fragrance Oil
5 grams Vanilla Powder

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Whipping the Soap Base

First, weigh out 250 grams of the Natures Garden’s whipped soap base.  To the same bowl, add 25 grams of Moonlight Tuberose Fragrance Oil and 25 grams of your vegetable glycerin.  Then, use your hand mixer to fluff the whipped base to a fluffy frosting consistency.  Once you have fluffed your soap base, set this bowl aside, we will come back to it.

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Prepare the Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap

Next, you will need an empty mixing bowl.  In this bowl, weigh out 250 grams of the yogurt melt and pour soap base.  Then, use a microwave oven to melt the mp soap.  You will want to melt your soap base in 30-second increments until the soap is completely melted an in a liquid state.  You will want to stir the soap base in between each 30- second burst.  Once the soap has melted, remove it from the microwave.

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Mixing the Whipped Soap With the Yogurt Soap

Before we begin mixing the whipped soap base with the yogurt soap, I want to mention, you will need to move quickly as your soap frosting will setup very quickly.  So, add the melted yogurt soap base to the bowl containing the whipped soap.  Once again, you will need your hand mixer.  Finally, use your hand mixer to fluff the soap to that same frosting consistency.

Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe: Topping Your Soap Loaf

Finally, we will begin topping our soap loaf.  Add the whipped soap frosting to the top of your loaf.  You will want to top your soap in the same manner you would frost a cake.  Once you have added you soap frosting, we will add a few finishing touches.  Add a couple grams of the jasmine flowers.  Lastly, dust your soap with a tiny bit of the diamond dust mica pigment.  You will not need much of the diamond dust mica pigment, less than a gram will do.  Once your soap has completely setup, use your mitre box and cutter to slice the soap loaf just like you would cut a loaf of bread.

Once your soap is created, show us your finished soap!  We would love to see homemade mp soap!  Post pictures of your Moonlight Tuberose scented swirled soap or other creations on our Facebook page!  In addition, you can find Natures Garden on both our Twitter and Instagram pages @ngscents.

If you have enjoyed this soap making recipe, then, be sure to stop by and check out our recipe box!  Whether you are a candle maker, soap maker, cosmetic maker, or just love Natures Garden fragrance oils, there is something you are sure to love in our recipe box!  Our recipe box allows you to download free PDF classes and recipes.  We offer free downloadable classes and free tutorials on soap making, candle making, cosmetic making and much more.

 

Nov
27

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe


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Rustic Tree Trunk Soap RecipeRustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe

Lately, we have been looking to bring the outdoors in with some of our fragrance fun recipes.  Well, this soap recipe does just that.  Our next soap making recipe was inspired by, what else, nature.  Natures Garden is getting back to nature with this tree trunk inspired soap scented with Cracklin Birch Fragrance Oil.  So, read below to find out how we made our Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe.

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Some of the Ingredients We Will Be Using

Before we begin, we will talk about some of the ingredients we will be using.  It is important to understand the importance of some of the ingredients in this recipe.  Each item we will be using has a purpose and we will talk about some of these below.

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Crackling Firewood Fragrance OilRustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Crackling Firewood Fragrance Oil

Cracklin Birch Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden is a masculine arrangement that begins with top notes of herbaceous pine, balsam, and citrus bergamot; leading to middle notes of white flowers and earthy sandalwood; sitting on base notes of woodsy patchouli and violet.  Cracklin Birch Fragrance Oil is one of our best selling candle and soap scents.  It is popular all year long, but is even more popular in the fall and winter months.

Top Notes: pine, balsam, bergamot
Mid Notes: white flowers, sandalwood
Base Notes: patchouli, violet

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap Base

Next, we will talk about the soap base we will be using in this soap recipe.  Our Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe uses Natures Garden’s Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap Base.  This soap base is wonderful.  It will leave you with a fabulous squeaky clean feeling.  Our soya milk melt and pour soap comes in a two pound slab that has guide lines to help you cut.  In addition,  this base contains no SLS and no added detergents. Of course, none of our products are tested on animals.   Finally, all of our soap bases are gluten-free.

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: FUN Soap ColorantsRustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: FUN Soap Colorants

First, you should know that the FUN Soap Colorants are simply pigments dispersed in vegetable glycerin.  They are my favorite colorants to work with.  One half ounce of a FUN Soap Colorant will color about ten pounds of soap when used in a white soap base.  The main reason why these are my favorite colorant is because it is so easy to get a nice bright color in white melt and pour soap.  In addition, these soap dyes a perfect in cold process soap.  They come through true to color in any type of soap.

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Vanilla White Color StabilizerRustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

Natures Garden is often asked about Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  So, I thought I would take a minute to talk about our vanilla white.  This is used in a variety of bath and body products, but it is not for use in candles.  When used in a body product, it will help prevent discoloration when it is caused by the vanillin.  While there are a ton of ingredients that can cause discoloration it is most often the vanilla content that causes it.  So, vanilla white will prevent this type of discoloration.  However, it will not prefect discoloration caused by other ingredients.  So, if the fragrance oil does not have a vanillin content listed in the description, do not use vanilla white.

We are also asked about the usage rate and the aroma of the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  First, our recommendation usage rate for vanilla white is one part fragrance oil to one part vanilla white.  So, in this recipe, we use 58 grams of the Cracklin Birch Fragrance Oil, so we use 58 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  In addition, I would like to mention that yes, the vanilla white does have an aroma to it.  However, we have never experienced a time that the aroma of the stabilizer over-powered any of our fragrance oils.

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Glad Press'n SealRustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Glad Press’n Seal

Next, let’s talk about the Glad plastic wrap that we used.  Now, we tried a few different methods, including regular plastic wrap to achieve the tree trunk look in our soap.  However, since the plastic wrap is thicker, it worked perfectly.  The Pess’n Seal Wrap creased perfectly and allowed us to create folds in the wrap that looked like tree bark.  The Glad Press’n Seal Wrap can be purchased at your local grocery store.

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Vegetable GlycerinRustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Vegetable Glycerin

In this recipe, we use vegetable glycerin for our Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe.  We use the vegetable glycerin to make the melt and pour soap pliable.  We will start by pouring the brown soap into a cake pan, then, it will be removed and placed into the mold.  The addition of vegetable glycerin allows us to shape the brown soap, bending it to the shape of the mold without breaking or cracking.

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Other Ingredients and Soapmaking Supplies That You Will Need

Mixing Bowls
Microwave Oven
Scale (set to weigh in grams)
Mixing Spoons
Rubbing Alcohol (in a spray bottle)
Cutting Board
Knife
Glad Press’n Seal Plastic Wrap
9×13 Cake Pan

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Weight for Brown Colored Soap

300 grams Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap
15 grams Cracklin Birch Fragrance Oil
7 grams Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
4 grams Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
30 grams Vegetable Glycerin

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Weight for Cream Colored Soap

1162 grams Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap
4 drops Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
58 grams Cracklin Birch Fragrance Oil
58 grams Vanilla White Stabilizer

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Prior to Starting

Before you begin preparing this melt and pour soap recipe, we recommend wearing protective clothing along with a hair net and gloves.  Also, go ahead and clean your work area and place all of your supplies in the area that you will be working.  Finally, in your bullet bottle, add rubbing alcohol and place one of your fine mist sprayers on top.  Now, you are ready to begin making your tree trunk melt and pour soap.

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Cake PanRustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Cake Pan

Prior to melting your soap, you will need to prepare you cake pan for your rustic tree trunk soap.  This pan will be used for the brown portion of the soap once it is melted.  So, place your pan in front of you.  Then, cover the bottom of the pan with the Press’n Seal Wrap.  Next, you want to bunch the plastic wrap up a bit.  The goal is to create vertical creases in the wrap.  This is what will create the bark like look in the soap.  Once you have prepared your pan, go ahead and move on to preparing your soap.

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Brown SoapRustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Brown Soap

First, we will prepare our brown soap.  So go ahead and get your cake pan out.  Then, cut up, weigh, and melt 300 grams Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap.  You want to melt your mp soap base in thirty second intervals in the microwave until the soya milk soap is in a liquid state.  Make sure you are using a microwave safe dish.

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Brown SoapOnce your soap is melted, add 15 grams Cracklin Birch Fragrance Oil.  Then, add your colorant.  You will need to add 7 grams brown oxide FUN Soap Colorant and 4 grams black oxide FUN Soap Colorant.  Mix to incorporate your colorant.  Finally, add 30 grams of your vegetable glycerin.  Stir to fully blend all of your ingredients.

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Pouring Your Brown SoapRustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Pouring Your Brown Soap

Once your pan is prepared, lined with wrap and your soap is ready, it is time for your brown tree trunk soap to be poured.  So, now, we will be pouring your brown soap.  Place your pan in front of you and pour the melted soap into the cake pan.  You want to fill the about half of the pan.  Then, spray the poured soap with rubbing alcohol to remove any air bubbles that have formed in the soap base from pouring.  Finally, allow the soap to setup before moving on.

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Placing Your Brown Soap Into the Round MoldRustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Placing Your Brown Soap Into the Round Mold

Once your brown soap has setup, go ahead and remove it from the cake pan.  You will notice that the soap is flexible, this is due to the addition of the vegetable glycerin.  We will trim and shape this to the shape of round loaf mold.  It will need to be the exact size of the mold.  So, trim the soap to the length of the soap mold.  Then, place it inside the round loaf soap mold and press it inside the mold.  You want to make sure that the soap fits tightly in the mold.  Finally, trim the edges of the soap so that it is the same length and width of the soap mold.

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe:  Prepare the Cream Colored SoapRustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe:  Prepare the Cream Colored Soap

Now, we will prepare the cream colored portion of our soap in our Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe.  This portion will be the remaining portion of the soap.  The cream soap will be poured on top of the brown soap and create the inner part of the tree trunk.

First, weigh out and melt 1162 grams Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap.  Melt the soap base in the microwave in 30-second intervals.  Melt it until it is in a liquid state.  Be careful not to over-heat the base.

Next, we will color the melted soap.  You will need to add 4 drops Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant.  Then, stir to disperse to colorant.  Now, add the fragrance oil and vanilla white.  You will need to add 58 grams of Natures Garden’s Cracklin Birch Fragrance Oil and 58 grams Vanilla White Stabilizer.  Finally, mix the base to fully incorporate the fragrance oil.

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe:  Pouring the Cream Colored SoapRustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe:  Pouring the Cream Colored Soap

Once your soap has been colored to a cream color, and scented with Cracklin Birch Fragrance Oil, it is time to pour the melted soap into the round loaf mold.  Prior to pouring the cream colored soap, you will want to spray the brown layer with rubbing alcohol.  This will help the two layers adhere to each other.  Make sure you spray the previous layer thoroughly.  So, once you have sprayed the brown soap, pour the cream soap right on top.  Finally, once again, spray the soap with rubbing alcohol to release any air bubbles that may have formed.  Then, allow the soap to setup before moving on.

Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe: Slicing the Soap

Once your soap has setup, you can remove it from your round loaf mold.  Then, go ahead and slice the soap loaf. We recommend using your soap making mitre box and mitre box cutter.  So, place your soap in the mitre box.  Then, use the mitre box cutter to slice your rustic tree trunk soap.  After you have sliced your tree trunk soap, it can be used right away.

We at Natures Garden hope that you have enjoyed creating the Cracklin Birch Fragrance Oil scented Rustic Tree Trunk Soap Recipe with us.  How have you been inspired by nature?  We would love to see how you are using nature in your handmade soap, handcrafted candles, and homemade cosmetics.  Post pictures of your finished creations on our Facebook page.  In addition, you can also tag us on Instagram and Twitter @ngscents.  For even more fragrance fun, check out our free classes and recipes.  All of these classes and recipes are available in PDF form right on our website.

Jul
31

Castor Oil Recipes


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 CASTOR OilCastor Oil Recipes

This lovely oil has quite a few of beneficial qualities for the skin. This oil nourishes and moisturizes the skin beautifully. While many cosmetic oils are good for moisturizing, this oil is one that reaches down deep into the skin. In fact, as you can see below there are many benefits to using castor oil. So, Natures Garden has gathered the best castor oil recipes into one easy blog! These recipes vary from soap making recipes to lip balm recipes and many types of creative recipes in between. These bath and body products are sure to be great for your skin, so check out the recipes we have created with this oil.

Castor Oil Recipes Blackberry Sage Soap RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Blackberry Sage Soap Recipe

First, we have the luscious Blackberry Sage Soap Recipe. Not only does this soap include great oils, like castor oil, but this cp soap recipe is super cute! This moisturizing bar of soap uses an in the pot swirl to create this gorgeous white, green, and purple design. Plus, the bar is topped with a melt and pour blackberry that compliments the aroma of Blackberry Sage Fragrance Oil perfectly!

Castor Oil Recipes Lavender Sage Bath Bomb RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Lavender Sage Bath Bomb Recipe

Another amazing recipe that includes this nourishing oil is the Lavender Sage Bath Bomb Recipe. Also, this bath bomb recipe uses various herbs that are either calming aromas or softening for the skin. In addition to the lovely aroma of whole flowers, the Lavender Sage Fragrance Oil fills the bathroom with the unique scent of French Lavender, lime, sage, and fern leaves; followed by middle notes of dill, pepper, moss, and ginger; and well rounded with base notes of pine, musk, and patchouli. All together, this is a pretty great bath product!

Castor Oil Recipes Bastille Cold Process Soap RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Bastille Cold Process Soap Recipe

Also, you can create the very conditioning Bastille Cold Process Soap Recipe. Not only is this recipe moisturizing, but it is simple to create. Just whip up the soap batter, add The Fastlane Fragrance Oil, and pour the soap into your mold. Further, the soap has a strong, masculine scent that possesses a blend of lavender, citrus, spicy berries and sandalwood. If you are looking for masculine soap recipes, then this is for you!

Castor Oil Recipes St Pattys Day Cold Process Soap RecipeCastor Oil Recipes St Pattys Day Cold Process Soap Recipe

The St Pattys Day Cold Process Soap Recipe is a great soap-making recipe that is moisturizing and super cool! This soap is both nourishing for the skin and well scented. The aroma of this bar is the fresh and clean English Ivy Fragrance Oil, which is very strong in cp soap. Plus, this soap has a green swirled design with a golden mica swirl shimmer of 24K Gold Pigment that is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!

Castor Oil Recipes Natural Salve RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Natural Salve Recipe

Another great idea for incorporating this conditioning oil into skin care is the Natural Salve Recipe. This is a perfect way to moisturize your skin and leave your skin feeling healthy. Plus, this salve uses the refreshing and herbal Rosemary Mint Type Fragrance Oil, that is cool peppermint and spearmint leaves, makes for a very awakening combination of herbs and mint.

Castor Oil Recipes Lime Cupcake CP Soap RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Lime Cupcake CP Soap Recipe

Next, check out a super cute and creative soap recipe. Our Lime Cupcake CP Soap Recipe combines the best of melt and pour soap and cold process soap. The base of this soap cupcake uses luscious butters and oils to create quality cp soap. The top uses perfectly piped cold process soap that forms the frosting. Then, an embed lime is placed strategically on top. Plus, these cute soaps are scented with the delicious citrus Agave Lime Fragrance Oil. So, those looking for an amazing soap with a creative twist may enjoy creating these three bars of soap.

Castor Oil Recipes Calendula Swirl Soap RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Calendula Swirl Soap Recipe

The Calendula Swirl Soap Recipe is a perfect and gorgeous batch of soap! The orange and yellow hues that are swirled perfectly are an amazing match for the fresh, whole Calendula flowers. Plus, this beautiful bar of soap uses Aromatherapy Energizing Fragrance Oil, which is an uplifting blend of fresh airy notes combined with lemon, garden peppermint, spearmint, and wintergreen; balanced with floral notes of gardenia, jasmine, and rose.

Castor Oil Recipes Sinus Relief Bath Bomb RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Sinus Relief Bath Bomb Recipe

Plus, you can create a great bath bomb with the Sinus Relief Bath Bomb Recipe. This recipe utilizes strong, cleansing scents that are designed to clear out your sinuses. This recipe uses both real mint herbs and the Sinus Relief Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil smells similar to the aroma of Vicks VapoRub with a cool, crisp blend of camphor, eucalyptus, and mint scent. Plus, this bath bomb includs castor oil to nourish the skin, too. Not only is this recipe great for your body, but the bath bomb itself is pretty cute!

Castor Oil Recipes Game On HP Soap RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Game On HP Soap Recipe

Also, the Game On HP Soap Recipe is a fun soap recipe that would make some great bars of handmade soap! This bar contains moisturizing butters and oils just like any quality soap made from scratch. Plus, this soap uses the masculine Game On Fragrance Oil. But, this is a hot process soap batch. This means that you are heating the soap before it goes into the mold. Therefore, you won’t have to wait as long for curing.

Castor Oil Recipes Natural Facial Night Cream RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Natural Facial Night Cream Recipe

The Natural Facial Night Cream Recipe is an amazing home recipe for your face. This recipe uses a variety of natural oils and a Calendula flower infusion that are great for skin care. For example, Castor Oil is a deep conditioning moisturizer that has been known to reduce wrinkles after a few uses. Plus, this recipe is sensitive enough to care for your more sensitive skin. So, you can trust this lotion on your face to restore moisture, increase health, and reduce wrinkles.

Castor Oil Recipes Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process Soap RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process Soap Recipe

The Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process Soap Recipe is a fun soap recipe that is great for skin care. These oils combined with the In-the-Pot Swirl makes for an awesome soap batch. Not only does this soap recipe use a fun design, but it smells great, too. This soap uses the Blueberry Cheesecake Fragrance Oil, which has the scent of sweet, yummy decadence. It starts with Tahitian vanilla, rich creamy butter and ripe blueberries atop a crumbly graham cracker crust.

Castor Oil Recipes Beard Soap RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Beard Soap Recipe

Next, we have a bar of soap from scratch that is quicker to finish. Since this batch is created using a crockpot, the soap will finish curing sooner than cp soap. While you still use lye and a variety of butters and oils, you heat the soap before moving it into the molds. This way the lye reacts faster and you can use your soap quicker! Not only is this a crockpot soap recipe, but this bar was specifically formulated for beard care! This bar will soften the hair as it cleans your beard and leaves a nice scent. This scent is from the manly aroma of pure, all natural Gurjun Balsam Essential Oil.

Castor Oil Recipes Beard Balm RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Beard Balm Recipe

Additionally, we created the Beard Balm Recipe to pair perfectly with our beard soap bars! After you wash up with the beard soap and dry your home grown masterpiece, you can work this balm in to provide some amazing qualities. This hair product will make your facial hair softer, thicker, and all around healthier. Every single oil and butter in this balm was selected to help your beard in one way or another. All together this blend of nourishing oils and butters is perfect for beard care.

Castor Oil Recipes Caramel Custard Cold Process Soap RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Caramel Custard Cold Process Soap Recipe

Also, you can create our Caramel Custard Cold Process Soap Recipe with the luscious Castor Oil. This soap recipe includes a variety of nourishing butters and oils, as well as real milk! This is great for skin and is perfect for repairing and soothing damaged skin. Plus, bars of soap from this recipe include the scrumptious Caramel Custard Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil is a mouth-watering combination of Caramel, Maple Leaf, French Vanilla, Rum, Caramel Creme, Brown Sugar, Heavy Cream, Caramelized Sugar, and Vanilla Extract. So, this recipe creates some amazing scented soap!

Castor Oil Recipes Silky Lip Butter RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Silky Lip Butter Recipe

Instead, you could create the nourishing Silky Lip Butter Recipe. This homemade lip care product is perfect for treating dry, cracked lips with its various butters and oils. These combined ingredients will restore your lips and protect them from drying out. Not only is this recipe great for moisturizing, but it tastes good. This lip balm uses the Tropical Paradise Flavoring, which tastes exotic, fruity, and delicious. This flavor is because the aroma is of exotic tropical fruits, which includes coconut, pineapple, goji berries, dragon fruit, star fruit, papaya, mango, and kumquat.

Castor Oil Recipes Carrot Cold Process Soap RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Carrot Cold Process Soap Recipe

Another unique cold process soap recipe that you can create with moisturizing oils, like Castor Oil, is the Carrot Cold Process Soap Recipe. These oils keep your skin nourished, which will keep them soft and moisturized. Plus, these bars are scented with the delicious Frosted Pumpkin Type Fragrance Oil. This scent is a famous duplication that begins with fresh top notes of citrusy lemon, leading to middle notes of creamy pumpkin and hints of nutmeg and ginger; sitting on base notes of maple sugar and vanilla frosting. Furthermore, this soap uses real carrots, which helps to nourish the skin. Plus, this creates an authentic batch of carrot cp soap.

Castor Oil Recipes Peeps Cold Process Soap RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe

This next soap making recipe is absolutely adorable! The Peeps Cold Process Soap Recipe uses bright colors for a pretty soap design and super cute peeps shaped soap to create a batch that is irresistibly cute! Plus, the pretty swirled portion is made from scratch with ingredients that are great for your skin.  Not only is this soap pretty and moisturizing, but it smells great! This soap uses the sweet Yummy Gummy Fragrance Oil, which is a childhood favorite for many with the essence of chewy gummy candy bursting with fruity goodness.

Castor Oil Recipes Mothers Day Bath Bomb RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Mothers Day Bath Bomb Recipe

Also, you can create our Mothers Day Bath Bomb Recipe! This bath bomb was created to look just like a flower. Plus, this recipe uses real Calendula Flowers. Further, the bath bomb includes our refreshing, flowery Happy & Free Fragrance Oil.  This feminine scent possesses a blend of floral jasmine, lily of the valley, carnation.

Castor Oil Recipes Beginners Cold Process Soap RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Beginners Cold Process Soap Recipe

Also, you can create a very simple soap recipe with this luscious oil! Obviously, the Beginners Cold Process Soap Recipe was created to be simple enough for an inexperienced soaper. This recipe is especially great for a soap to use for their first batch. Not only is this recipe super simple to create, but it is great for your skin. Plus, this soap uses the refreshing and intriguing Rain Barrel Fragrance Oil.

Castor Oil Recipes Cotton Candy Bath Bomb RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Cotton Candy Bath Bomb Recipe

Also, you can use Castor Oil to create a more moisturizing Cotton Candy Bath Bomb Recipe! This bath bomb recipe is fun, fizzy, and cute. The cute pink and blue colors blend perfectly like cotton candy, which pairs perfectly with the aroma. This bath product uses the sweet Cotton Candy Fragrance Oil

Castor Oil Recipes Column Swirl Cold Process Soap RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Column Swirl Cold Process Soap Recipe

The Column Swirl Cold Process Soap Recipe is another great soap recipe that you can create with Castor Oil. This cold process soap recipe is amazing for the skin, like many homemade soaps. Also, this soap is scented with the NG Magnolia & Orange Blossom Type Fragrance Oil, which is a delightful, spa floral scent. Further, this soap creates a fun design with a column swirl.

Castor Oil Recipes Awapuhi Seaberry Cold Process Soap RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Awapuhi Seaberry Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next, we have the Awapuhi Seaberry Cold Process Soap Recipe. This soap recipe is a gorgeous blend of blues and cream colors, which is reminiscent of waves and seafoam. This appearance goes well with the tropical marine notes of Awapuhi Seaberry Fragrance Oil.

Castor Oil Recipes Herbal Soap RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Herbal Soap Recipe

The lovely Herbal Soap Recipe is another option for those hoping to utilize some Castor Oil soap benefits. This soap uses this oil as well as other skin nourishing ingredients. Plus, this soap bar uses real Chamomile Flowers and the lovely Dandelion Pear Fragrance Oil.

Castor Oil Recipes Mistletoe Cold Process Soap RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Mistletoe Cold Process Soap Recipe

Also, you can check out a perfect holiday batch of soap. The Mistletoe Cold Process Soap Recipe is perfect for Christmas time. This batch both uses the cheerful Mistletoe & Ivy Fragrance Oil and has a perfect mistletoe design on the top of the loaf. This recipe is perfect for creating decorative Christmas soaps!

Castor Oil Recipes Frankincense and Myrrh Soap RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Frankincense and Myrrh Soap Recipe

Another great Christmas scented soap idea is the Frankincense and Myrrh Soap Recipe. This recipe was inspired by the three gifts that the wise men brought to baby Jesus. Further, this soap includes the realistic Frankincense & Myrrh Fragrance Oil.

 

Castor Oil Recipes Pooch Smooch Solid Shampoo Bar RecipeCastor Oil Recipes Pooch Smooch Solid Shampoo Bar Recipe

Finally, we have the Pooch Smooch Solid Shampoo Bar Recipe! This is perfect homemade dog shampoo recipe. This shampoo is made with Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap and uses the Pooch Smooch Fragrance Oil! So, your dog will be clean and smell fresh!

 

 

Before you go, meet my new doggie! This little guy’s name is Jax and he’s a Shih Tzu puppy. He is very active and loves to play. But, this means he is always getting into something and getting dirty. So, this homemade soap definitely came in handy! Plus, he smelled so good! This dog shampoo bar is definitely Jax approved!

Jul
28

Best Chocolate Fragrance Oils


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Best Chocolate Fragrance OilsBest Chocolate Fragrance Oils

The following list of the best chocolate fragrance oils from Natures Garden will be rich, full-bodied, and absolutely succulent. Imagine the aroma of hot, steamy cocoa with marshmallows on a cold winters day or a creamy chocolate gracefully flowing down a chocolate fountain. No one can resist the aroma of decadent chocolate cupcakes with creamy buttercream frosting. Natures Garden chocolate fragrances will engage all of your senses with true delight; they provide enjoyment without the dreaded calories. Any chocolate fragrance oils will make great candles. Also, most chocolate fragrance oils will do awesome in bath and body products. Looking through the following list for descriptions and recipes for each of these chocolate fragrance oils that Natures Garden offers.

Best Chocolate Fragrance Oils Hot Cocoa Fragrance OilBest Chocolate Fragrance Oils Hot Cocoa Fragrance Oil

First, we have a best seller from Natures Garden.  One of the most popular drinks during the winter months is hot cocoa. Thankfully Natures Garden has a fragrance oil that will make any homemade candle smell amazing. Also, you can use Hot Cocoa Fragrance Oil in handmade bath and body products such as soaps, creams, and body butters. It may smell good enough to drink, but we definitely recommend not trying it!

 

Best Chocolate Fragrance Oils Hot Cocoa Fragrance Oil Soap

 

Hot Cocoa Fragrance Oil has an amazing scent retention on CP soap. Also during our testing, we found it discolors to a milk chocolate that is perfect for this best selling fragrance oil. Lastly, we found it has a perfect pour, no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. Definitely, a must have fragrance oil for cold process soap.

 

Best Chocolate Fragrance Oils Hot Cocoa Fragrance Oil Candle

 

If you want to color your homemade candles, we suggest shredding a small amount of a brown color block into your melted wax. Alternatively, you can add four drops of liquid candle dye into your wax. This suggestion is based on four pounds of wax.

 

Best Chocolate Fragrance Oils Red Velvet Cake Fragrance OilBest Chocolate Fragrance Oils Red Velvet Cake Fragrance Oil

Now, Natures Garden has a delectable aroma of freshly baked red velvet cake.  This fragrance begins with top notes of strawberry syrup, dark chocolate, and red currant; followed by middle notes of buttermilk, cocoa powder, and sugar cane; while sitting on base notes of vanilla extract, creamy sandalwood, and Tonka beans. If you are looking for a scrumptious bakery fragrance oil, Red Velvet Cake Fragrance Oil may be exactly what you are looking for! Red Velvet Cake Fragrance Oil will make a great homemade candle or use it for any bath and body products you may make.

Best Chocolate Fragrance Oils Red Velvet Cake Fragrance Oil Soap

 

During our cold process soap testing, we found no acceleration, no separation, no ricing, and will discolors to a milk chocolate. Also, we found it has a nice and strong scent retention in CP soap.

 

Best Chocolate Fragrance Oils Red Velvet Cake Fragrance Oil Candle

 

When coloring your homemade candle scented in Red Velvet Cake Fragrance Oil, we suggest using four drops of brown and three drops of burgundy liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax.

 

Best Chocolate Fragrance Oils Chocolate Orchid Fragrance OilBest Chocolate Fragrance Oils Chocolate Orchid Fragrance Oil

Next, Nature’s Garden has a chocolate fragrance oil that reminiscent of true chocolate orchids, which smell like a fresh floral with undertones of real chocolate. Chocolate Orchid Fragrance Oil is both complex and delicious. The top notes contain orange, lemon, bergamot, and lime. Followed by middle notes of peach, raspberry, orchid, and jasmine. Lastly, it has bottom notes of chocolate, patchouli, vanilla, and amber. Whether you make homemade bath and body products or handmade candles, Chocolate Orchid Fragrance Oil will make a great addition to any product line.

Best Chocolate Fragrance Oils Chocolate Orchid Fragrance Oil Soap

 

While testing Chocolate Orchid Fragrance Oil in CP soap, we found it does discolor to a chocolate color. Also, we found there is no ricing, no separation, and no acceleration.

 

Best Chocolate Fragrance Oils Chocolate Orchid Fragrance Oil Candle

 

When making homemade candles, we suggest shredding a small amount of purple and red color blocks into your melted wax. Also, you can use two drops of purple plus a tiny bit of red liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax.

 

Best Chocolate Fragrance Oils Chocolate Orchid Fragrance Oil Recipe

 

Look how cute! Chocolate Orchid Melt and Pour Soap Recipe will make four pounds of loaf heaped soap. The recipe will explain step by step on how to make this soap and shows you how to create swirl embed as well. Remember you can change the colors you use if you’d like.

 

Best Chocolate Fragrance Oils Gourmet Dark Chocolate Fragrance OilBest Chocolate Fragrance Oils Gourmet Dark Chocolate Fragrance Oil

Next, if you are looking for a true chocolate fragrance oil that has a rich but slightly bitter aroma of gourmet chocolate, Gourmet Dark Chocolate Fragrance Oil will be perfect for you! Gourmet Dark Chocolate Fragrance Oil performs amazingly well in wow wax, soy wax, and joy wax if you are looking to make homemade candles. It performs equally well in handmade soap and cosmetics.

 

Best Chocolate Fragrance Oils Gourmet Dark Chocolate Fragrance Oil Soap

 

While testing Gourmet Dark Chocolate in CP soap, we found it has a nice and strong chocolate aroma in the cured soap. Also, we found no acceleration, no ricing, it separates but reabsorbs, and discolors to a dark chocolate color.

 

Best Chocolate Fragrance Oils Gourmet Dark Chocolate Fragrance Oil Candle

 

When coloring your homemade candles, we suggest using four drops of brown plus two drops of black liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Or a small amount of shredded brown color block in your melted wax.

 

Best Chocolate Fragrance Oils Gourmet Dark Chocolate Fragrance Oil Recipe

 

Can you imagine bathing with bath melts that smell like chocolate? Natures Garden has a just the right recipe. Gourmet Chocolate Bath Melts Recipe makes twenty-four bath melts! You can always get creative and use a different mold.

 

Best Chocolate Fragrance Oils Peppermint Patty Fragrance OilBest Chocolate Fragrance Oils Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil

Who doesn’t love peppermint patties? Natures Garden has a wonderful Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil has a lovely aroma of creamy peppermint and vanilla with a strong down of bitter sweet chocolate. Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil will give off a wonderful aroma in your homemade candles. If you have a creative mind, the possibles are limitless while making homemade candles with Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil.

Best Chocolate Fragrance Oils Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil Soap

 

Now when testing Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil in CP soap, we found it discolors to a light brown. And we found there is no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. Also, we found it has a very strong scent retention in CP soap.

 

Best Chocolate Fragrance Oils Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil Candle

 

When coloring your homemade candles, we suggest using five drops of brown liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Also, put a small amount of shredded brown color block per four pounds of wax.

 

Best Chocolate Fragrance Oils Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil Recipe

 

Lastly, we used Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil in a recipe we call Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Bath Fizzies Recipe. This recipe will make twenty-four mini scoops of bath fizzies.

 

Best Chocolate Fragrance Oil Better Than Sex Cake Fragrance OilBest Chocolate Fragrance Oils Better Than Sex Cake Fragrance Oil

Another chocolate fragrance oil from Natures Garden. Better Than Sex Cake Fragrance Oil smells like German chocolate cake that is blended with semi-sweet chocolate chips and laced with crunchy toffee bits to create this decadent treat.  Butterscotch syrup and vanilla creme create a luscious undertone, while hints of coconut and almond complete the yummy blend. If you are looking for a chocolate bakery scent, this may be just what you are looking for!

 Best Chocolate Fragrance Oil Better Than Sex Cake Fragrance Oil Soap

When testing Better Than Sex Cake Fragrance Oil in CP soap, we found no acceleration, no separation, and no ricing. It does discolor to a milk chocolate.  Also, it has a very strong scent retention and smells fabulous!

 

Best Chocolate Fragrance Oil Better Than Sex Cake Fragrance Oil Candle

 

If you choose to color your homemade candles and want to use Natures Garden color suggestions, we recommend four drops of brown liquid candle dye. Or you can shred a small amount of brown color block into your melted wax.

 

Best Chocolate Fragrance Oils Chocolate Fudge Fragrance OilBest Chocolate Fragrance Oils Chocolate Fudge Fragrance Oil

Now we have a truly decadent temptation without the calories! Rich, dark chocolate swirled with ribbons of buttery caramel and vanilla creme, sprinkled with creamy hazelnut and toasted almond slivers. You can use Chocolate Fudge Fragrance Oil in your bath and body products to make delicious soaps and scrubs. Also, you can use Chocolate Fudge Fragrance Oil in your homemade candles that will give off an amazing chocolate aroma!

 

 

Best Chocolate Fragrance Oils Chocolate Fudge Fragrance Oil Soap

Testing Chocolate Fudge Fragrance Oil in CP soap, we found it has a super strong scent retention! Also, we found no separation, no acceleration, and no ricing. But it does discolor to a medium brown.

 

 

Best Chocolate Fragrance Oils Chocolate Fudge Fragrance Oil Candle

When coloring your homemade candles with Chocolate Fudge Fragrance Oil, use five drops of brown liquid candle dye. Alternatively you can shred a small amount of brown color block into your melted wax.

 

 

Best Chocolate Fragrance Oils Chocolate Fudge Fragrance Oil Recipe

 

Chocolate is rich in antioxidants that fight free radical skin damage. How cool! Honey and olive oil helps soothe and moisturize your skin. Check out Chocolate Sugar Scrub Recipe from Natures Garden. This recipe makes amount four 4 oz jars.

 

Best Chocolate Fragrance Oils Chocolate Fudge Fragrance Oil Recipe

Chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry ice cream are the three most common ice cream flavors. Natures Garden has a naturally colored sugar scrub that looks like real ice cream!  Neapolitan Ice Cream Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe makes approximately seven 4 oz jars.

 

 

Best Chocolate Fragrance Oils Chocolate Fudge Fragrance Oil Recipe

Next Natures Garden has a super cute candle perfect for camping season! Smores Candle Recipe uses Chocolate Fudge Fragrance Oil and two other fragrance oils from Natures Garden. This recipe makes three smores candles.

 

 

Best Chocolate Fragrance Oils Chocolate Fudge Fragrance Oil Recipe

If you are looking for a real coffee infused and body cream, check out Natures Garden Frappe Mocha Body Cream Recipe. This homemade chocolate coffee body lotion recipe is perfect for the coffee addicts in your life!

 

 

Best Chocolate Fragrance Oils Chocolate Fudge Fragrance Oil Recipe

 

Finally, for Chocolate Fudge Fragrance Oil, we have an adorable soap recipe. These triple layer soap cupcakes are a real treat and are super easy to make when following Neapolitan Cupcake Soap Recipe.

 

Best Chocolate Fragrance Oils Chocolate Chip Cookies Fragrance OilBest Chocolate Fragrance Oils Chocolate Chip Cookies Fragrance Oil

Next, we have a wonderful aroma of freshly baked cookies with base notes vanilla and semi-sweet chocolate. We’ve even provided you with our favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe in the description of Chocolate Chip Cookies Fragrance Oil. Check it out!

 

 

 

Best Chocolate Fragrance Oils Chocolate Chip Cookies Fragrance Oil Soap

 

This one makes for a yummy smelling soap using Chocolate Chip Cookies Fragrance Oil. During our testing in CP soap, we found it does discolor to a light brown. But there is no ricing, no acceleration. and no separation.  In addition, the cured soap had a good scent retention.

 

Best Chocolate Fragrance Oils Chocolate Chip Cookies Fragrance Oil Candle

If you decide to color your homemade candle based on the color suggestion we provide, use one drop of liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax.

 

 

Best Chocolate Fragrance Oils Chocolate Covered Strawberries Fragrance OilBest Chocolate Fragrance Oils Chocolate Covered Strawberries Fragrance Oil

Natures Garden Chocolate Covered Strawberries Fragrance the perfect aroma of chocolate dipped strawberries. This complex scent includes hints of orange liquor that accent the fresh fruity tones of this luscious confection. Ripe red strawberry is surrounded by creamy milk chocolate notes to create a decadent treat. Rich maple and sweet vanilla creme combine at the base of the scent.  This one sounds good enough to eat right?

 

Best Chocolate Fragrance Oils Chocolate Covered Strawberries Fragrance Oil Soap

While testing Chocolate Covered Strawberries Fragrance Oil in CP soap, we found no ricing and no acceleration. We did find it separates but reabsorbs and our finished soap turned out perfectly. It does discolor to a chocolate brown. Lastly, we found it to have a strong scent hold after it cures.

 

 

Best Chocolate Fragrance Oils Chocolate Covered Strawberries Fragrance Oil Candle

To color your homemade candles red, with the color suggestion shown, use five drops of red  liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax. Or when using color blocks, you can shred a small amount of red into your melted wax.

 

 

Best Chocolate Fragrance Oils Hot Fudge Brownies Fragrance OilBest Chocolate Fragrance Oils Hot Fudge Brownies Fragrance Oil

Last, we have a best seller from Natures Garden.  With the aroma of freshly baked chocolate brownies smothered in hot fudge sauce with a hint of vanilla. Hot Fudge Brownies Fragrance Oil can be used for your homemade candles and or wax tarts. Also, you can use Hot Fudge Brownies Fragrance Oil in your bath and body products. Either way, this strong chocolate fragrance oil will make a great addition!

 

Best Chocolate Fragrance Oils Hot Fudge Brownies Fragrance Oil Soap

Hot Fudge Brownies Fragrance Oil soaps beautifully in CP soap. Also during our testing, we found no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. It does discolor to a dark tan but has an amazing and very strong scent retention.

 

 

Best Chocolate Fragrance Oils Hot Fudge Brownies Fragrance Oil Candle

When coloring your homemade candles, we suggest six drops of brown liquid candle dye and one drop of black liquid candle dye. Alternatively you can use colors blocks to color your homemade candles. If you choose to use color blocks, shred a small amount of brown color blocks into your melted wax.

 

 

Best Chocolate Fragrance Oils Hot Fudge Brownies Fragrance Oil Recipe

Finally, for Hot Fudge Brownies Fragrance Oil, we have a delicious looking cold process soap. Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap Recipe will make roughly four pounds of soap. These soaps turn out amazing! This recipe really is a must try and will leave your skin smelling good enough to eat. Also with using all the skin loving oils and butters in this recipe, it will leave your skin nice and soft.

May
24

Best Fragrance Oils For Soap


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As all soap makers know, not every fragrance oil soaps the same. The truth of it is that some scents are better for soap making than others. While you may find a scent that you just adore, you’d have to be pretty lucky to discover that it actually works perfectly. Some make the batch more difficult to work with, while others make it impossible to get the right color for your soaps. Further, you may even find that the scent you loved so much fades after the soap making is all said and done. We recognize the hardship of finding that perfect performing scent. So, we are trying to make this process a bit easier. Since it can be difficult to sort through hundreds of scents to find the ones that work best, we at Natures Garden have compiled the Best Fragrance Oils For Soap! So, look through our list of the easiest soaping scents with no disappointment of weak scents after cure! This list is a soap makers dream! So, check out the all of the fragrance oils we have compiled and see if you can find any that you’d like to use.

Best Fragrance Oils For Soap NG Viva la Juicee Fragrance OilBest Fragrance Oils For Soap NG Viva la Juicee Fragrance Oil

The Viva la Juicee Fragrance Oil is a tantalizing summer scent that is perfect for making your soaps from scratch. Any of your soap batches that use this fragrance oil will have no issues with separation, acceleration, ricing, nor discoloration, which can be seen in our own soap making video. So, soapers that are using this fragrance in soap is a breeze! Further, this sweet scent that is left in your cured soaps is amazing! This perfect summer scent remains very strong and gorgeous in the finished soaps! Overall, this is a scent that is so worth using in your soap recipe!

Best Fragrance Oils For Soap Country Garden Fragrance OilBest Fragrance Oils For Soap Country Garden Fragrance Oil

Also, check out the amazing floral scent, Country Garden Fragrance Oil! This lovely fragrance oil is a romantic blend of fresh green clover, and ivy with middle notes of romantic snapdragon, rose petals, and carnations with base notes of white musk and fig leaves.  Plus, this gorgeous scent stays very strong in soaps. Further, you can see in our soap video that this floral bouquet of a scent has absolutely no acceleration during the soaping process! Overall, this lovely fragrance oil is a good scent for soap makers that wish to try out a floral fragrance that isn’t too difficult.

Best Fragrance Oils For Soap Country Garden Fragrance Oil RecipeFurther, this beautiful floral scent can be effortlessly used to create soap very cute and fun melt and pour soaps! The Graffiti Melt and Pour Soap Recipe is one example of how this fragrance oil can be used. This recipe drips a variety of vibrant colored soaps on a solid bar to create six unique and fun soap bars that smell great thanks to the Country Garden Fragrance Oil!

Best Fragrance Oils For Soap Merlot Wine Fragrance OilBest Fragrance Oils For Soap Merlot Wine Fragrance Oil

Next, try out an elegant scent that is an absolute treat for you to use in cold process soaps. Of course, we are talking about the Merlot Wine Fragrance Oil! This delectable fragrance’s notes of scrumptious plums, apples, red raspberries and strawberries that blend with the light alcoholic wine scent creates a wonderful aroma that even stays strong and true in soap! Plus, this amazing soap scent doesn’t have a single issue in a batch of cold process soap, which you can see in our soaping video.

 

Best Fragrance Oils For Soap Merlot Wine Fragrance Oil RecipeObviously, we had to take advantage of this perfect soap scent in one of our recipes. So, we created the wonderful Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe! Not only does this soap recipe use the perfect Merlot Wine Fragrance, but this recipe actually includes real wine in the soap! Talk about a true to life scent! Between the fragrance oil and the real wine notes, this recipe is absolutely perfect!

Best Fragrance Oils For Soap Lotus Blossom Fragrance Oil Best Fragrance Oils For Soap Lotus Blossom Fragrance Oil

Are you ready for a floral scent that is absolutely perfect for making cold process soap? Then check out Natures Garden’s Lotus Blossom Fragrance Oil! This scent mimics the true water-fresh, clean, and slightly powdery scent that occurs naturally in the beautiful lotus flower. This scent isn’t one that is too sweet, but it is very lovely and pure! This pure scent remains very strong in finished soaps. Further, this floral scent is perfect and soaps like a dream. There is no ricing, no acceleration, no separation, and no discoloration. See for yourself by clicking here.

Best Fragrance Oils For Soap Cucumber Wasabi Fragrance OilBest Fragrance Oils For Soap Cucumber Wasabi Fragrance Oil

Also, we have found another fragrance oil that works great in soap and keeps a wonderful scent! The Cucumber Wasabi Fragrance Oil has a refreshing aroma that is clean, energetic, and downright spa-like. So, it is a perfect aroma for soap, as well as performing great! Plus, the scent remains very strong in a cured batch of cp soaps. Not only is the scent perfect, but the performance is as well. There is no ricing, no acceleration, no separation, and no discoloration, which means perfect pour! So, if you are interested in this scent you may want to see how this scent performs click here to see our soaping video.

Best Fragrance Oils For Soap Mango Sorbet Fragrance OilBest Fragrance Oils For Soap Mango Sorbet Fragrance Oil

Another great soap making scent is the Mango Sorbet Fragrance Oil! This uplifting aroma is a blend of ripe mango, juicy lemons, and fresh, red raspberries that intermingle to create a decadent fragrance oil. Plus, this energizing fragrance oil is perfect in cold process soap. The scent is very strong and there is no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. If you would like to see how this scent works, then take a look at how this scent performs in our soaping video.

Best Fragrance Oils For Soap Mango Sorbet Fragrance Oil RecipeWe created a simple and moisturizing cold process soap recipe that is very nourishing called Mango Cold Process Soap Recipe! Not only does this recipe use some lovely soaping oils, but this fragrance oil works perfectly for making soap. The scent stays strong and the fragrance doesn’t interfere with the soap batch during the process. So, this recipe is perfect for creating simple bars that are effective and smell great!

Best Fragrance Oils For Soap Bite Me Fragrance OilBest Fragrance Oils For Soap Bite Me Fragrance Oil

We have more scents that are perfect for soap making, such as the Bite Me Fragrance Oil. This playful scent it a luscious blend of berry and cherry with a sweet vanilla base. This intense scent is not only great on its own, but the aroma strong in finished cp soaps. Plus, the fragrance is a perfect pour and has absolutely no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. If you’d like to see how this scent performs, then you can see our soap video for this scent. So, any soap maker that is interested in this scent will not be disappointed.

 

Best Fragrance Oils For Soap Bite Me Recipe

Further, we have created the Zebra Print Soap Recipe with this wonderful soaping fragrance oil. This recipe uses the Bite Me Fragrance Oil and melt and pour soap to flawlessly create these cute soap loaves. There is no soap discoloration from the scent in the Shea Butter Melt and Pour soap, so you’re able to create perfect zebra stripes!

Best Fragrance Oils For Soap Black Raspberry Vanilla Fragrance OilBest Fragrance Oils For Soap Black Raspberry Vanilla Fragrance Oil

Another enticing scent that is great for soaping is the Black Raspberry Vanilla Fragrance Oil! This sweet blend of juicy berries, light florals, and sweet vanilla makes a perfectly delicious scent that really lasts in cold process soap. Further, this fragrance works perfectly in a soap recipe. Of course, they are no issues with ricing, acceleration,  separation, nor discoloration, which you can see on our own soap testing video of this scent. So, this sweet scent provides all the fragrance oil fun without any soap making hardships.

Best Fragrance Oils For Soap White Tea & Ginger Type Fragrance OilBest Fragrance Oils For Soap White Tea & Ginger Type Fragrance Oil

Next, we have the White Tea & Ginger Type Fragrance Oil. This scent is a tea blend of white tea and earl grey tea with a variety of other notes used to enhance the scent. Further, this fragrance is perfect for cold process soap making! Not only does this fragrance leave a strong scent in cured soaps, but the batch of soap will have no issues due to the addition of this scent, which you can see in our soap testing video. So, this fragrance oil is one of our best!

 

Best Fragrance Oils For Soap White Tea & Ginger Type Fragrance Oil RecipeThis scent has worked very well in melt and pour soaps as well as cold process. So, we created the Blarney Stone Soap Recipe with this lovely fragrance oil. The recipe uses a variety of differently colored melt and pour soaps to create a solid gemstone soap bar that is cut and shaped into a stone. The best part is that this recipe looks just as lovely as it smells!

Best Fragrance Oils For Soap Lavender Flowers Fragrance OilBest Fragrance Oils For Soap Lavender Flowers Fragrance Oil

Another great scent for soap makers to try out is the Lavender Flowers Fragrance Oil. This aroma captures the true aroma of fresh lavender flowers. This relaxing flower scent is already perfect for creating soap from scratch, but on top of this, the Lavender Flowers scent is a perfect floral choice for cold process soap! There is no ricing, no separation and no discoloration. Plus, there is only a slight acceleration, which is pretty great for a floral scent. Additionally, you can see exactly how nice this scent is by watching our soap testing results of this scent.

Best Fragrance Oils For Soap Hot Pink Lime Fragrance OilBest Fragrance Oils For Soap Hot Pink Lime Fragrance Oil

We have even more scents that are perfect for making homemade soap. For example, the Hot Pink Lime Fragrance Oil works like a dream in soap batches. There is no acceleration, no ricing, no separation, and no discoloration caused by this fragrance oil. Plus, this refreshing blend of Kaffir lime, Japanese grapefruit, tangerine, and lemon; middle notes of bergamot and strawberries; sitting on base notes of brown sugar and oak moss creates a scent that is even strong in cured soaps. See how wonderful this scent is for yourself by checking out our cp soap testing video for this scent.

Best Fragrance Oils For Soap Sweet Orange Chili Pepper Fragrance OilBest Fragrance Oils For Soap Sweet Orange Chili Pepper Fragrance Oil

Also, we have a sassy and saucy fragrance oil that works wonders in cold process soaps. This Sweet Orange Chili Pepper Fragrance Oil is a great scent that stays strong is soaps. It utilizes a combination of Valencia Orange, Sparkling Bergamot, Tangerine Zest, Tart Cassis, Orange Juice, Neroli, Ground Pepper, Fiery Chili Pepper, and Sheer Musk.  Further, this fragrance oil soaped at room temperature would be a great choice for soap makers, as according to our soap testing results.

Best Fragrance Oils For Soap Sweet Orange Chili Pepper Fragrance OilA great way to use this saucy scent is in cold process soap. So, we created the Sweet Orange Chili Pepper Cold Process Soap Recipe! This soap making recipe uses warm soap colorants that match perfectly to spicy this scent. Plus, this homemade soap recipe is unique as the design pattern will differ slightly between every soap loaf.

Best Fragrance Oils For Soap The Perfect Man Fragrance Oil14 Best Fragrance Oils For Soap The Perfect Man Fragrance Oil

The Perfect Man Fragrance Oil is a masculine scent that is perfect for making soaps. This daring scent is a blend of Japanese grapefruit, bergamot, and lemon; followed by middle notes of peppercorn, ginger, jasmine, aquatic marine notes, and a hint of peppermint; sitting on expensive base notes of natural patchouli, cedar, vetiver, labdanum, and frankincense that is perfectly strong in soaps. Plus, our soap testing results have shown us that this scent has no acceleration, no ricing, and no separation.

Best Fragrance Oils For Soap Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Fragrance OilBest Fragrance Oils For Soap Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Fragrance Oil

Further, check out another great fragrance oil for creating handmade soaps! We have the Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Fragrance Oil, which is an absolute treat to use in soaps. This delicious pie scent takes the aroma of sweet fresh strawberries mixed with sour rhubarb marmalade and mixes it with a base note of flaky pie crust to create a delicious scent that is very strong in soaps. Plus, this bakery fragrance oil is perfect in a soap batch. Our soap testing video revealed that this scent has no acceleration, no separation, no discoloration.