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Jul
29

Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe


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Cancan Type MP Soap RecipeCancan Type MP Soap Recipe

If you are looking for a great melt and pour soap design ideas, then you will love the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe from Natures Garden. This mp soap recipe uses quality soap making supplies and ingredients that are perfect for you to create a nourishing batch of soap. This mp soap recipe uses soya milk soap base, an elegant fragrance oil, and other fantastic cosmetic ingredients to create a lovely layered soap recipe. So, check out the soap making recipe below to learn how to create this beautiful rose soap recipe!

Natures Garden Ingredients for the Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap Base
Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
NG Cancan Type Fragrance Oil
Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
Vegetable Glycerin 
Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
Embed Mold-Rose Buds
Basic Circle Mold Markets Mold
8 ounce Clear PET Bullet Bottle
White 24/410 Fine Mist Sprayer

Other Needed Ingredients for the Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

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

Total Recipe Weight for Pink Layer and Rose Buds

159 grams Diamond Melt and Pour Soap
7 grams NG Cancan Type Fragrance Oil
4 grams Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
10 grams Vegetable Glycerin
4 drops Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
1 drop Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

Total Recipe Weight for Purple Soap and Rose Buds

159 grams Diamond Melt and Pour Soap
7 grams NG Cancan Type Fragrance Oil
4 grams Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
10 grams Vegetable Glycerin
1 drop Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
12 drops Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

Total Recipe Weight for the White Layers

138 grams Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap
6 grams NG Cancan Type Fragrance Oil

Preparations for the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe

Before you begin creating this mp soap recipe, you will want to make a few preparations. First, you will need to gather and wash any soap making supplies that you are going to need to make this melt and pour soap recipe. Also, you will want to gather all of your melt and pour soap base ingredients that will be needed for you to create this cosmetic recipe. Next, you are going to want to clean up a space for you to use as a work area. You will want to clear off enough space for you to work comfortably. Additionally, you are going to want to prepare a bottle of rubbing alcohol. So, just fill an 8 ounce bottle spray bottle with the rubbing alcohol and set it aside until a later step.

Preparing the Colorants for the Cancan Type MP Soap RecipePreparing the Colorants for the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe

First, you are going to prepare the soap colorants for this bath and body recipe. So, you are going to need two small mixing bowls. Each of these two bowls will have mica powder but they will be different colors. One will be pink and the other will be purple.

So, you are going to need to add 4 grams of the Diamond Dust Mica Pigment to each of the small bowls. Also, you are going to need to include about 10 grams of the vegetable glycerin to each bowl. You will need to stir to create a consistency similar to paste and break up any clumps.  

Creating the Pink Colorant for the Cancan Type MP Soap RecipeCreating the Pink Colorant for the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe

First, you going to be creating the pink colorant for the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe. So, you are going to need to grab one of the two mica mixtures. You will need to add in 4 drops of the neon pink colorant and 1 drop of the violet colorant to this mica powder mixture. Then, you will want to mix in the soap colorants and set them aside for a later step.

Creating the Purple Colorant for the Cancan Type MP Soap RecipeCreating the Purple Colorant for the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe

Next, you are going to be creating the purple colorant for the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe. So, you are going to need to grab the other bowl of mica powder and vegetable glycerin. Then, you are going to want to add 12 drops of the violet colorant and 1 drop of the neon pink colorant. Then, mix in the colorants thoroughly and set the mixture aside for a later step.

Prepare the Soap for the Pink Portion of the Soap RecipePrepare the Soap for the Pink Portion of the Soap Recipe

Now, you are going to prepare the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap for the pink portion of this mp soap recipe. So, you will need to add 159 grams of this clear mp soap base to a microwave safe bowl. Then, use your microwave to melt the soap using 30 second intervals until the soap base is liquid. You will want to periodically mix as you are heating the soap.

Adding the Scent and Colorant to the Cancan Type MP Soap RecipeAdding the Scent and Colorant to the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe

Once your soap base has completely melted, you are ready to add the pink colorant mixture and the scented oil to the soap. So, you are going to need to add in the pink soap colorant that you had previously prepared. Then, you are going to add in 7 grams of the NG Cancan Type Fragrance Oil. After you have all of your cosmetic ingredients mixed together, you are ready to pour the mixture into the rose buds soap molds.

Creating the Pink Rose Soap Embeds for the Cancan Type MP Soap RecipeCreating the Pink Rose Soap Embeds for the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe

First of all, you are going to be creating the pink rose soap embeds for the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe. You are going to need to pour this melted soap to three of the rose embed cavities. Then, spray the back of the mp soap with rubbing alcohol to remove any trapped air bubbles. Then, you will leave this soap to set up. At this point you will need to quickly move on to the next step before the soap sets up.

Pouring the Pink Layer for the Cancan Type MP Soap RecipePouring the Pink Layer for the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe

Now, you are going to be pouring the pink layer for the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe. You are going to pour an equal portion of this melt and pour soap into the three cavities of the basic circle soap mold. This will create a pink layer for your soap recipe. After you pour this soap base mixture, you will need to spray the soap with rubbing alcohol. You will need this layer to completely set up before moving on to the next step in the soap making process.

Creating the White Soap Layer Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe

Next, you are going to prepare the first white layer for this soap recipe. You are going to need to weigh out 69 grams of the Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap. You will need to use a microwave safe bowl to melt this soap using short intervals. Then, you will need to mix in 3 grams of the NG Cancan Type Fragrance Oil.

Pouring the First White Layer for Melt and Pour Soap Pour the First White Layer for Your Melt and Pour Soap

Now you are going to pour the first white layer for your melt and pour soap. Of course, you will need to add a white layer to each of your three soap cavities. Be sure to make these layers as equal as possible. Then, you will spray the top with rubbing alcohol to remove any trapped bubbles. Again, you will need to wait for this soap later to set up before starting the next step.

Prepare the Soap for the Purple Portion of the Soap RecipePrepare the Soap for the Purple Portion of the Soap Recipe

Once this white layer has set up, you are ready to prepare the soap for the purple portion of the Soap Recipe. So, you will want to weigh out 159 grams of the Diamond Melt and Pour Soap. Then, use short bursts in the microwave to melt your soap base completely. 

Adding the Scent and Colorant to the Cancan Type MP Soap RecipeAdding the Scent and Colorant to the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe

Now, you are going to be adding the scent and soap colorant to the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe. So, you will want to add the purple colorant that you have previously prepared. Also, you will add 7 grams of the NG Cancan Type Fragrance Oil. After adding these cosmetic ingredients, you will want to thoroughly mix everything together.

Creating the Purple Rose Embeds for the Cancan Type MP Soap RecipeCreating the Purple Rose Embeds for the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe

After everything has been mixed together, you are going to be creating the purple rose embeds for the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe. You are going to want to pour the soap into three cavities of the rose buds soap mold. You will need to spray these soaps with rubbing alcohol and quickly move on to the next step.

 

 

Pouring the Pink Layer for the Cancan Type MP Soap RecipePouring the Purple Layer for the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe

Now you are going to be creating the purple layer in your soap base. You will want to create an even layer in each of the three soap cavities. Then, you are going to spray them with rubbing alcohol so that it will be free of air bubbles. You will need to make sure that this layer has set up before moving on to the next step.

Creating the Second White Soap Layer for This MP Soap RecipeCreating the Second White Soap Layer for This MP Soap Recipe

Once the purple layer has set up, you will be creating the second white soap layer for this MP Soap Recipe. You are going to need to melt 69 grams of the Soya Milk Melt and Pour Soap. You will need to use a microwave safe bowl to melt this soap using short intervals. Then, you will need to mix in 3 grams of the NG Cancan Type Fragrance Oil. Afterwards, mix everything together and pour a layer into each of your three soap cavities. Then, spray the top of this layer with rubbing alcohol.

Adding the Embed Soap Roses to the MP Soap Bar Adding the Embed Soap Roses to the MP Soap Bar

Lastly, you are going to add the rose bud soaps to your bars of soap. So, you are going to need to place one pink rose and one purple rose on the top of each soap. You will want to make sure that your roses are centered and evenly spaced out. You should notice that these soap embeds will sink in slightly. Finally, let the soap finish setting up.

Finishing Up the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe

All you have left for finishing up the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe is to remove the soap from the soap mold. So, just wait for your soaps to completely harden and set up. Once your melt and pour soap has been removed from the mold, your bath and body recipe will be ready to use!

Best Rose Gardens to Visit in the U.S

This beautiful melt and pour soap recipe is decorated with two shimmering rose shaped soap embeds. Of course, roses are beautiful and are perfect for adding some elegant decoration. If you love roses, then you may be interested in checking out some of the most gorgeous rose gardens in the country. Anyone that is interested in taking a look at these beautiful gardens should check out the article Stop and Smell and Roses – The Best Rose Gardens in the U.S. from The Best Travel Places.

Questions About the Cancan Type MP Soap RecipeQuestions About the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe

We hope that you’ve enjoyed this fun soap making recipe! If you have any concerns about making soap with soap base, then feel free to reach out with questions about the Cancan Type MP Soap Recipe. You can reach out to us using the phone H.U.G. line, in the NG store, and online. An easy way to reach out to us online is through our social media platforms. First, we are available on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to find us on both Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these social media platforms to get answers for your questions about this bath and body recipe, but you can share your own homemade soap ideas, too. So, we hope that we will hear from you sometime very soon!

May
24

Natural Soap Making Supplies


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Natural Soap Making SuppliesNatural Soap Making Supplies

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

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Natural Scents for Body

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Natural Cosmetic Colorants

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Wholesale Herbs for Soap Making

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Natural Cosmetic Oils

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Melt and Pour Soap Making Supplies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Natural Soap Making Supplies: Why All Natural?

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

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

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

Apr
29

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe


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Kiwi Watermelon Soap RecipeKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe

If you are looking for a fun cp soap recipe, then check out our Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe. This soap making recipe from Natures Garden uses wholesale soap making ingredients that are perfect for soap making. This swirled soap recipe uses luscious cosmetic oils and a scrumptious soap scent, which is sure to pamper you from head to toe. So, check out this soap making blog for a step by step soap recipe.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Ingredients and Supplies from Natures Garden

Lye
Sunflower Oil
Coconut Oil 76
Cocoa Butter Golden Natural
Kiwi Watermelon Fragrance Oil
Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Argan Oil
Rice Bran Oil
Shea Butter
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant
Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible
Poppy Seed Whole
Cutter for Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
THERMOMETER
Safety GLOVES for Soap Making
Natures Garden Apron
Safety MASK for Soap Making
Silicone Soap Mold- 4 Loaf Mold
Diamond Dust Mica Pigment

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Other Needed Equipment

Scale
Distilled Water
One Deep Mixing Bowl
Four Medium Mixing Bowls
Four Small Bowls
Spatula
Stick Blender
Vinegar

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Total Weights and Amounts

516 grams of the Water
193 grams of the Lye- Sodium Hydroxide

272 grams Sunflower Oil
299 grams  Coconut Oil 76
163 grams  Cocoa Butter
136 grams Meadowfoam Seed Oil
68 grams Argan Oil
95 grams Rice Bran Oil
231 grams Shea Butter
95 grams Fractionated Coconut Oil
103 grams Kiwi Watermelon Fragrance Oil

Diamond Dust Mica (less than 1 gram)
Poppy Seeds (less than 1 gram)

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Weights for Pink Colorant

3 grams Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
8 grams Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Weights for Light Green Colorant

3 grams Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant
1 grams Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Weights for Dark Green Colorant

10 grams Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
2 grams Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Weights for White Colorant

6 grams Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible
(Mixed with a small amount of your soaping oils)

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Clean and Sanitize

Before creating your homemade soap recipe, you are going to want to make a few preparations. First, you will need to make sure that the equipment for this recipe is clean and ready to use. So, gather your soap making equipment and wash them to ensure that they are clean. Also, you are going to want to clean up a work space. So, clear a space that you can use to make homemade soap. This will ensure that you have an easier and more enjoyable experience. Also, It is suggested that you wear gloves, protective clothing, a face mask, safety glasses, and a hair net while preparing this recipe to protect yourself while making soap. Further, you may want to prepare a bottle of vinegar to spray in case of skin contact with lye.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: First Time Making CP Soap?

If you have never made cold process soap before, then we would recommend that you learn a bit about the process before jumping in. You can click here for a Basic CP Soap Making Class. Also, you will want to be familiar with cp soap safety before working on a cold process soap recipe. So, please, become familiar with our Soap Making Safety Class. Once you know the basics of making soap from scratch and are able to be safe during the process, you are ready to create your soap recipe!

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Preparing the Lye SolutionKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Preparing the Lye Solution

First, you are going to want to prepare the lye solution for your soap recipe. Of course, you will need to prepare this solution in a well ventilated area. Also, you will need to wear a face mask and gloves. Now, measure out 516 grams of the Water and 193 grams of the Lye- Sodium Hydroxide in separate containers. Now, SLOWLY add the lye to the water. Remember, always add the lye to the water and never the reverse. You will want to carefully stir your water as you add the lye. Once all the lye has been added to the water you will need to wait for the solution to cool.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Preparing the Soap OilsKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Preparing the Soap Oils

While the lye solution is cooling, you can begin to prepare your cosmetic oils. So, measure 272 grams of the Sunflower Oil, 299 grams of the Coconut Oil 76, 163 grams of the Cocoa Butter, 136 grams of the Meadowfoam Seed Oil, 68 grams of the Argan Oil, 95 grams of the Rice Bran Oil, 231 grams of the Shea Butter, and 95 grams of the Fractionated Coconut Oil. Add these cosmetic oils to a microwave safe bowl and use small increments to melt these oils down. If your oil mixture cools too quickly, you can reheat to bring your temperatures closer to each other.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Preparing the Soap ColorantsKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Preparing the Soap Colorants

While you are waiting for your mixtures to be at the right temperature, you can get your soap colorants ready. So, you will want to get your four small bowls. Then, use the weights listed above to add the colorants to the bowls for the Pink Colorant, Light Green Colorant, Dark Green Colorant, and the White Colorant. After, you can set these bowls aside for a later step.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Combining the Lye and Cosmetic OilsKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Combining the Lye and Cosmetic Oils

Once the temperature for your lye solution and cosmetic oils is around 100 degrees Fahrenheit to 120 degrees Fahrenheit, you are ready to combine them. Then, you are going to need to use a stick blender to mix these two mixtures together. Of course, you will need to make sure that you continue mixing until you hit trace to make sure your soaping ingredients are fully emulsified. After this blend of cosmetic oils and lye solution hits trace, you are ready to add the fragrance oil. 

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Adding the Kiwi Watermelon Fragrance OilKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Adding the Kiwi Watermelon Fragrance Oil

Now, you are ready to add 103 grams of Kiwi Watermelon Fragrance Oil to your cosmetic mixture. This scrumptious fragrance oil begins with juicy notes of watermelon and grapefruit. These scents are followed by middle notes of strawberry, green melon, and white lily. Finally, these aromas are sitting on base notes of ozone, Balsamic vanilla, and fresh woods. After adding this scrumptious soap scent, you will need to stick blend to fully incorporate the scent.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Dividing the Uncolored Soap MixtureKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Dividing the Uncolored Soap Mixture

You are going to separate the uncolored portion of the mixture into two halves. Half of this batch will be swirled with the other colored soap portions.  So, you will want to get a large mixing bowl and add 425 grams of this mixture into another bowl. The remaining portion of the uncolored soap batch will be used to top your soap in a later step. So, you can set this bowl aside for now.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Adding the Cosmetic ColorantsKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Adding the Cosmetic Colorants

Next, you are going to add the soap colorants to your soap batter. So, you are going to need to get three more small mixing bowls. You will need to add about 425 grams of your scented soap mixture to each of the bowls. Now, you will have your four portions of soap ready to color! So, you will add each one of your small bowls of portioned colorant to each one of your mixing bowls. Then, you can use the stick blender to incorporate the colorant. You will clean the stick blender clean before mixing the next color.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Mixing Your Colored SoapKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Mixing Your Colored Soap

Now, you will need to grab your deep mixing bowl of 425 grams of the white soap. Next, you will need to add the Pink Colorant, Light Green Colorant, and Dark Green Colorant to the white soap in your deep mixing bowl. So, start with the pink soap mixture. You will want to pour small amounts of the soap directly on top of the white soap in various places. The, repeat this pour with each of the green soap portions. Once you are finished, the bowl of soap in front of you will look a bit like a color wheel.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Swirl and Pour the SoapKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Swirl and Pour the Soap

Now that all your colored soap portions are added to this deep mixing bowl, you are going to swirl the colors together and pour the mixture into your soap mold. You will want to make sure that you don’t mix too much, as you want to keep the separate colors. So, you may want to only use one circular swirl. After, you are ready to pour the mixture into the loaf soap mold.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Adding the Topping to Your CP SoapKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Adding the Topping to Your CP Soap

Lastly, you are going to add the top to your soap loaf. You will need to wait for this white soap portion to cool and thicken before you can add it to your soap. Once your white soap is ready to use, you are going to use your spatula to add this whipped soap to the top of your soap. After you have this uncolored soap added to your soap loaf, you can use your spatula to create peaks and texture. You will not need too much of either the mica dust or the herb. We used less than a gram of each on our soap.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Removing Soap from the MoldKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Removing Soap from the Mold

After 12-48 hours you are ready to remove your soap from the loaf mold. Gently remove the soap from the silicone soap mold. Once you have your finished soap mold removed, you will be ready to add the finishing touches, cut your bars, and wait for the soap to cure.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Adding the Finishing TouchesKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Adding the Finishing Touches

Once the cold process soap has been removed from the mold, you are ready to add the final few touches to your soap recipe. First, you can sprinkle of diamond dust mica on to the top of your soap. Also, you can sprinkle on some whole poppy seeds onto the top of this soap loaf. This wholesale cosmetic herb was included to resemble kiwi seeds.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Slicing Your Soap LoafKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Slicing Your Soap Loaf

Now, you will want to cut your soap loaf into individual bars. You will want to cut your soap before you let your soap cure. Otherwise, your soap bars may be more likely to become too brittle and flake away as you cut. Now, you will want to set up your soap bars in a place where they can cure.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Using Your Finished CP Soap

Of course, you will need to wait for your cold process soap to cure before you can use your homemade soap bars. This can take from 2 and 8 weeks to completely cure. After your soap bars have set up, your soap is ready to use! You can use your soap packaging supplies to store some of your soap bars. Plus, your cp soap bars will be ready to use as well.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Kiwi Watermelon Cake

The Paleo Watermelon Cake from Paleo Cupboard uses sweet juicy fruit and a scrumptious coconut whipped cream to make a fun, refreshing way to serve fruit at a party!

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Reach Out to UsKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you enjoyed the Kiwi Watermelon Cold Process Soap Recipe! If you have any questions about this swirled soap recipe, you can find us in the Natures Garden store in Wellington, Ohio, on our HUG Line, and through our website. Another easy way that you can get in touch with us is through our social media pages. You can find Natures Garden on our Facebook page. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on both Instagram and Twitter.

 

Feb
25

Soap for Acne Recipe


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Soap for Acne RecipeSoap for Acne Recipe

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

Soap for Acne Recipe: Ingredients and Equipment

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

Soap for Acne Recipe: Weights and Amounts

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

Soap for Acne Recipe: Prepare and Clean

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

Soap for Acne Recipe: Preparing the Rubbing Alcohol

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

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

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

Soap for Acne Recipe: Papaya Leaf Powder Herb Benefits

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Soap for Acne Recipe: Removing the Soap from the Mold

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

Soap for Acne Recipe: Using Your Melt and Pour Soap

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

Soap for Acne Recipe: More Benefits of Papaya Leaf

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

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

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

Soap for Acne Recipe: A Note About Our Cosmetic Recipes

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

Jan
31

What are the ingredients for soap making?


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What are the ingredients for soap making?What are the ingredients for soap making?

Here at Natures Garden, we are often asked, “What are the ingredients for soap making?”.  We know it can be overwhelming at first.  Whether you have never made soap before or transitioning from creating melt and pour soap to taking on cold process soap.  Anything new can be a challenge at first and we are here to help you along the way.  Below, we will go through what ingredients and supplies are needed for each type of soap

What are the ingredients for soap making?: Melt and Pour Soap

First, we will talk about melt and pour soap.  This is a basic soap making method.  When using melt and pour soap, the saponification process is already done for you.  Natures Garden carries two pound slabs in several varieties.  Each slab is easy to cut and easy to use.

Melt and Pour Soap: Types of Melt and Pour Soap Bases

Goat’s Milk
Yogurt
Cocoa Butter
Oatmeal
Soya Milk
Shea Butter
Hemp Oil
Honey
Mango
Diamond Clear
SLS Free Clear Glycerin

Melt and Pour Soap: Melting the Soap

So, melt and pour soap, or mp soap will first need to be cut.  We cut the soap into small pieces prior to adding it to a bowl and melting it.  This will allow the soap to melt evenly.  Melt and pour soap can be melted in a microwave oven or in a double boiler.  So, you will need to either have a microwave or a double boiler to make melt and pour soap.  You will also need a cutting board, knife, and at least one mixing bowl.  Once melted, it is ready to be scented and colored.

Melt and Pour Soap: Adding Color

While you can simply melt the soap and pour it into a mold, many choose to add color.  There are a few ways you can color your handmade soap.  Which colorant you choose is a personal choice.  Once your soap is melted, you simply add the color and stir.  Read below for more information on a couple of the types of colorants that you can use.

Adding Color: FUN Soap Colorants

First, Natures Garden’s FUN Soap Colorants can be used.  These colorants are pigments dispersed in vegetable glycerin.  These colorants will give you a nice vibrant color in both clear soap bases and white soap bases.

Adding Color: Da Bomb Soap Dyes

Next, we will take a closer look at the Da Bomb Soap Dyes.  These handmade soap dyes are water based.  These soap colorants work wonderfully in melt and pour soap.  In a white base, they will give you a nice pastel-like color.  However, in a clear base, they are true to color and very bright.

Melt and Pour Soap: Scenting the Soap

You have a couple of options when scenting your soap.  The first choice is whether or not to scent your soap.  You can leave it unscented if you would like.  Although, you can also add a wonderful aroma to the soap.  This aroma can either come in the form of body safe fragrance oil or body safe essential oil.  Either way, you choose to go, the scent simply can be added to the melted soap and mixed right in.  You will find more details on scenting options below.

Scenting the Soap: Essential Oils

Essential oils are natural oils that are plant based.  Natures Garden carries pure essential oils that pure and unadulterated.  They are not diluted in any way.  This option is a perfect addition to your handmade soaps.  While essential oils will be single note scents, you can always create your own blend by mixing them together.  This will make the scent a little more complex.

Melt and Pour Soap: Choosing a mold

Once you have melted, scented and colored your soap, you will simply need to pour it into the mold and allow it to setup.  It is just that simple.  Let’s look at some of your mold options in a little more detail.

Choosing a Mold: Embed Molds

Embed molds will be smaller molds just like the molds that you would use when making chocolate candies.  They are the perfect size for creating guest soaps.  They are also the perfect size to use for embeds or even to top a soap loaf.

Choosing a Mold: Silicone Molds

Silicone molds are really easy to work with.  Since they are super flexible, removing the soap from the mold is a breeze.  They are durable and withstand high heat.

Choosing a Mold: Mold Market Molds

Natures Garden also carries Mold Market Molds.  These molds are made of a heavy duty plastic.  So, they will hold up pretty well.  They come in a variety of shapes and sizes and will help you create some unique handmade soap.

Melt and Pour Soap: Additional Options

When it comes to melt and pour soap, we have technically answered the question, “What are the ingredients for soap making?”.  However, there are a few additional options that you may like to know about.

First, let’s talk about rubbing alcohol.  This can be a melt and pour soap maker’s best friend.  Rubbing alcohol can be sprayed on melt and pour soap to release air bubbles once it is poured into the mold.  It can also be sprayed in between layers of soap to help them adhere to each other.

Next, herbs and clays can be added to soap.  These can be powdered or cut.  While herbs will oxidize over time, each herb will bring a different benefit to your soap.  The powdered herbs can be mixed with vegetable glycerin before being added to your soap.  Many will often use the powdered herbs or clays not only for the benefits of the powder but also as a natural colorant.  The cut herbs are often used not only for the benefits the herbs possess, but also for exfoliation or to add decorative touches.

What are the ingredients for soap making?: Cold Process Soap

Cold process soap is a method in which you are starting completely from scratch.  If you are new to making soap from scratch, you will want to read our soap making safety class.  This will walk you through the basics, as well as safety precautions.   You will also want to read over our beginner’s soap making class, Cold Process Soap Class 101.  You always want to wear safety gear and have vinegar close by when making soap from scratch.  So, now that you have read about soap making safety and read our soap making 101 class, let’s look at the ingredients and supplies needed.

Cold Process Soap: Supplies

While there are several ingredients needed for cold process soap making, you will also need supplies and safety gear.  So, below, is a list of supplies you will need for cold process soap making.  However, you want these supplies to be dedicated only to soap making.  You never want to use any of these supplies to come into contact with your food once they have been used for soap making.

Safety Gloves
Plastic Safety Goggles
Digital Scale
Stick Blender
Stainless Steel Stock Pot or Bowl
Small container or bowl to mix colorants
Long handled plastic spoon or spatula
Mixing bowls (dishwasher safe so you know it withstands heat)
A kitchen thermometer
Freezer Paper (used to line molds and protect your work surface)
Paper towels (to clean up small spills)
Bottle of Vinegar (used in case of lye or raw soap coming in contact with skin)
Soap Mold

Cold Process Soap: Ingredients

Next, let’s talk about the actual ingredients used for cold process soap making.  Cold process soap is created using lye, water, and a combination of oils.  However, it really isn’t as simple as throwing it all together and hoping for the best.  First, you will prepare a lye solution.  Separately, you will prepare your oils.  Then, wait for them to come to the correct temperature before combining them.  Finally, you will begin pouring the batter into a mold.  Once it has setup up, after 24-48 hours, it can be removed from the mold.  It is then allowed to cure before using. Let’s look a little closer at each of these below, as each phase has to be done in a certain manner.

Ingredients: Lye Solution

In order to create a lye solution, there are two ingredients you will need.  You will need distilled water and lye.  Lye is also known as sodium hydroxide.  The water is first weighed out.  Then, the weighed our lye is added to the water.  It is important that the water is never added to the lye.  You always want to add the lye to the water.  If you do it the other way around, it can create a volcanic effect.  The lye is added slowly, stirring as it is added.  Then, the lye solution is set aside so that it can cool.

Ingredients: Soaping Oils

Next, you will need soaping oils.  However, the combination of oils you use is extremely important.  Each oil will saponify a certain amount of lye.  If you use the wrong combination of oils, you could end up with a lye heavy bar of soap.  So, before creating your soap and choosing your oils, you will need to determine your recipe.  You can use one of Natures Garden’s soap making recipes, or create your own.  However, if you choose to create your own, make sure you run the recipe through a soap calculator to make sure that the recipe will work.  We recommend using soapcalc.  You should know that some oils will create a harder bar, others softer.  In addition, some oils will slow trace, others will speed up trace.

Once you choose and weigh out your oils, you melt them and allow them to cool a bit.  You can melt the oils using a double boiler.  We recommend allowing both your lye solution and soap oils to come to around 100 degrees Fahrenheit before combining them.

Ingredients: Scenting the Soap

You can also choose to scent your soap with either a body safe fragrance oils or essential oil.  However, the scent you choose can affect your soap batter.  So, we have created videos to show you exactly how each of Natures Garden’s fragrance oils will perform in cold process soap.  In addition, you can find our most popular cp soap scents here.  You can also use essential oils in your soap.

Ingredients: Coloring the Soap

When it comes to coloring your soap, we recommend using the FUN Soap Colorants.  These colorants will come through beautifully in cold process soap.  We have also created videos showing you the range of shades you can get with the FUN Soap Colorants.  While we talked about the Da Bomb Soap Dyes for melt and pour soap, we don’t recommend them for cp soap.  While, yes, they are safe to use in any type of soap, they will morph, or change color during the saponification process.  During saponification, the cp soap batter reaches high temperatures and the Da Bomb Dyes will not stay true to color.

Ingredients: Choosing a Mold

You have a few options when it comes to a soap mold.  I like silicone molds.  They are easy to work with and hold up extremely well to the high temperatures of the saponification process.  Also, the soap comes out of the molds very easily.  However, you can also use a wooden mold.  In addition, some heavier plastic molds will work.  Although this isn’t true of all plastic molds, they must be able to withstand the high temperatures.

What are the ingredients for soap making?: Hot Process Soap

The last method we will talk about is hot process soap, also known as hp soap.  This method is also done from scratch.  The same safety precautions taken when making cold process soap should be taken when creating hp soap.  So, make sure you read both the cold process 101 class and the safety precautions I linked to above in the cold process section.

So, what is the difference?  Hot process soap can be created using a crockpot.  Of course, this would need to be a crockpot used only for soapmaking, not food once it used for soap.  Crockpot soap will not have as long of a cure time as cold process soap.  This is because the heat from the crockpot speeds up the saponification process.  However, the same recipes, fragrance oils, molds, and colorants can be used.

What are the ingredients for soap making?:  Additional Ingredients

There are a few ingredients that can be used in any type of soap.  First, Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  This ingredient will lessen the discoloration that can be caused by vanillin that is in some fragrance oils.  Sodium lactate is often used in various soap making methods as well.  It is a natural moisturizer that will help harden the soap.  Sodium lactate is used in both cold process and hot process soap.  We also talked earlier about herbs and clay in melt and pour soap.  They can also be used when making soap from scratch.

Jan
25

Crafts for St. Patrick’s Day


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Crafts for St. Patrick's DayCrafts for St. Patrick’s Day

If you are looking to create some fantastic soap and candle recipes for Saint Patrick’s Day, then check out our St. Patrick’s Day crafts in this Natures Garden blog. We have some fun scented crafts for St. Patrick’s Day that you will be sure to enjoy and decorate your home. There are even more fun ways that you can use these homemade crafts other than decorating your home for this holiday. Of course, it is just as fun to use these lovely Natures Garden craft recipes.

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day: St Patricks Day Candle RecipeCrafts for St. Patrick’s Day: St Patricks Day Candle Recipe

One fun candle making recipe that you can create for this holiday is the St Patricks Day Candle Recipe. Of course, this fun candle making recipe is perfect for adding some luck to your home for this fun holiday. This scented candle recipe uses a homemade wax shamrock to create a perfect holiday design. Not only can you use this homemade candle to decorate for Saint Patrick’s Day, but you can use this candle aroma as well. After the cute shamrock is affixed to the edge of the candle jar, the rest of the scented wax is filled in behind with the fresh scent of our NG Aloe & White Lilac Fragrance OilSo, this clover candle has an aroma of refreshing florals, sweet aromas, and musk. You will be sure to love the green clover candle to decorate during the holidays and the refreshing scent of this candle afterward.

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day: Leprechaun Hat Soap RecipeCrafts for St. Patrick’s Day: Leprechaun Hat Soap Recipe

Another fun bath and body recipe that you can create is the Leprechaun Hat Soap Recipe. This adorable melt and pour soap recipe is created to look like just a cute leprechaun hat. Not only will you find that this recipe for cute St. Pattys Day soaps is perfect for making homemade decorations. Your soap making recipe uses fun soap molds and other soap shaping techniques to create a unique batch of soap. Plus, these cute soaps are scented with the aroma of our Apple Happy Camper Candy Fragrance Oil. This means that this cute mp soap recipe has the aroma of tangy and sweet green apple goodness that will remind you of the scent of sour green apple candy. So, you can enjoy the adorable leprechaun soap as decoration as well as a quality bar of hand soap!

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day: Rainbow Bath Salts RecipeCrafts for St. Patrick’s Day: Rainbow Bath Salts Recipe

Another wonderful way to decorate for Saint Patrick’s Day is our Rainbow Bath Salts Recipe. This beautiful bath and body recipe uses bright colors and fun cosmetic ingredients. This scented scrub recipe uses fun, fizzy SCI and exfoliating cosmetic salt. The wholesale dead sea salt mixture is colored with various hues of the rainbow. This beautiful cosmetic recipe is perfect for enjoying a bubble bath that leaves your skin soft and silky. Further, this salt scrub recipe uses the aroma of our Celestial Fragrance Oil. This scented oil has notes of warm sandalwood, vetiver, cedar and musk. This aroma is blended with enlightening spicy notes of sage and thyme combined with bright citrus notes that inspire both mind and soul. This blend of cosmetic ingredients is perfect for creating a fantastic bath and body recipe.

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day: Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bar RecipeCrafts for St. Patrick’s Day: Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bar Recipe

The lovely Basil Sage Mint Bubble Bar Recipe is a great bath and body recipe that would be a perfect way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. This bath and body recipe uses luxurious cosmetic ingredients that would create a quality bubble bar recipe that will be sure to care for your skin. Further, this bath recipe uses wholesale cosmetic herbs, like peppermint leaf powder and basil leaf ground. Also, this bubble bar recipe uses the scent of our Basil Sage Mint Fragrance Oil with a bright and herbal aroma. This scented oil has notes of basil leaves, sage and peppermint sprigs with citrus zests, fresh spring flowers, and soft, soothing musk. Further, this scented bath recipe has a swirl of brilliant green hues with white to create a beautiful cosmetic recipe. So, this cosmetic recipe a perfect bath recipe that has perfect hues for St. Patty’s Day! 

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day: Golden Clover Bath Bombs RecipeCrafts for St. Patrick’s Day: Golden Clover Bath Bombs Recipe

You will love the benefits you will have from creating the Golden Clover Bath Bombs Recipe. First, you can use this fun cosmetic recipe to decorate your home, as this bath bomb is shaped like a lucky golden clover. Second, you can use this cosmetic recipe to care for your skin during a relaxing soak in the bath. Of course, this bath and body recipe uses conditioning cosmetic oils that will care for the skin. Also, this bath and body recipe uses cosmetic herbs, like the French Green Clay Powder, that can be used to improve skin care. Plus, this bath bomb recipe is scented with the sophisticated and clean aroma our Ginger Lime Fragrance Oil. So, this lucky clover bath bomb is perfect for decorating and pampering yourself this Saint Patrick’s Day.

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day: Lime Cupcake CP Soap RecipeCrafts for St. Patrick’s Day: Lime Cupcake CP Soap Recipe

Another fun bath and body recipe that you can enjoy is the Lime Cupcake CP Soap Recipe. This green cupcake soap uses a cold process soap recipe to create the base of the lime soap cupcake. Further, this homemade soap recipe is topped with whipped soap frosting and lime soap slices. This scented soap uses the lovely aroma of Agave Lime Fragrance Oil. This scented oil has a citrus blend of lime, lemon, and orange. The effervescent blend of citrus blends with tropical floral notes, exotic greens, clear musk, and rich sandalwood. So, you can enjoy this green cupcake soap for decoration and conditioning properties.

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day: Rainbow MP Soap RecipeCrafts for St. Patrick’s Day: Rainbow MP Soap Recipe

Find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow with our Rainbow MP Soap Recipe! This adorable soap uses melt and pour soap base to create a layered soap recipe topped with a tiny rainbow in the clouds. First, this soap recipe uses liquid soap colorants to create a rainbow layered soap base. Then, this fun bath and body recipe is topped with fluffy whipped soap clouds. Lastly, a curved rainbow layer strip arcs out of the fluffy soap clouds to look like a rainbow spread across the sky. Further, this adorable bath recipe is scented with the Angel Wings Fragrance Oil. The soft aroma of newborn baby blends with the aroma of creamy vanilla custard. So, you can enjoy this rainbow soap as decoration and a lovely scented soap bar.

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day: St Patty's Day Cold Process Soap RecipeCrafts for St. Patrick’s Day: St Patty’s Day Cold Process Soap Recipe

Next, we have a soap recipe that is sure to make you feel lucky. Our St Pattys Day Cold Process Soap Recipe uses conditioning cosmetic oils to create a quality bar of cp soap. This soap recipe uses luscious cosmetic oils, like olive oil and palm oil, to create a lovely soap. Not only does this soap making recipe care for the skin, but this soap recipe perfectly includes green and gold. First, the soap bar is a swirl of green and white. Then, the bar is dusted with shimmering gold mica dust. Plus, this lovely bar soap is scented with the aroma of English Ivy Fragrance Oil. This aroma is a refreshingly clean blend of morning dew, fresh greenery, and a light floral bouquet with earthy base notes. Altogether these soap making ingredients create a bath and body product that you are sure to love!

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day: 4 Leaf Clover Layered Soap RecipeCrafts for St. Patrick’s Day: 4 Leaf Clover Layered Soap Recipe

If you are looking for a bath and body recipe with a bit of luck, then this mp soap clover is a great choice! Our 4 Leaf Clover Layered Soap Recipe uses quality cosmetic ingredients to create great scented crafts for St Patrick’s Day. The conditioning melt and pour soap base is used to make lovely layered green soap perfect for anyone looking for shamrock decorating ideas. Further, this scented soap includes “the luck of the clover” aroma, which is the refreshing aroma of our 4 Leaf Clover Fragrance Oil. This clean clover scented oil has supporting notes of fresh greenery, fresh cut wisteria, and the earthy green scents. These lovely fragrance oil notes are perfect for scenting this lovely clover mp soap recipe that you will enjoy for St. Patrick’s Day!

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day: Pot o Gold Candle RecipeCrafts for St. Patrick’s Day: Pot o Gold Candle Recipe

Another great idea for someone looking for homemade decorations for St Patrick’s Day is our Pot o Gold Candle Recipe. This lovely candle recipe uses candle making supplies that are perfect for creating a fun scented wax design. First, the cosmetic beeswax is used to show a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Then, the rest of the cosmetic wax is colored a beautiful light blue and is used to fill in the sky behind the rainbow. Further, this scented candle making recipe uses the aroma of our Green Clover and Aloe Fragrance Oil. This fresh unisex aroma blends the aroma of wild summer herbs, fruity floral notes, and the scent of sweet musk. Not only will you love the aroma of this scented candle, but this scented candle is perfect for decorating your home!

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day: Green Beer Candle RecipeCrafts for St. Patrick’s Day: Green Beer Candle Recipe

There are many people that would enjoy a tall glass of cold beer on St. Patrick’s Day. So, the fantastic Green Beer Candle Recipe is a perfect candle making recipe that you will enjoy this candle recipe along with diy crafts for St Patrick’s Day. The gel wax is a perfect candle wax for creating a lovely beverage appearance. Then, the soy wax used to create a whipped, foamy top to the green beer. So, these candle making ingredients are absolutely perfect for creating an authentic beer candle. Not only would this candle recipe be perfect for decorating, but this homemade candle includes the lovely aroma of our Green Irish Fragrance Oil. This masculine scented oil is perfect for this homemade candle with a blend of spicy and sweet scents.

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day: Rainbow Candle RecipeCrafts for St. Patrick’s Day: Rainbow Candle Recipe

Follow the rainbow all the way to a scrumptiously scented candle recipe. The Rainbow Candle Recipe is a fun and simple room scent recipe that is perfect for St. Patrick’s DayThis scented candle recipe uses pillar of bliss wax and bright candle colorants to create a layered candle that is absolutely perfect. Plus, this candle making wax is scented with our Rainbow Fragrance Oil with a bright fruity scent rounded with floral scents and white musk. After you separate and color each of the six portions of your wholesale container wax, the layers can be scooped into the jar. So, you can enjoy all of the colors of the rainbow as well as the aroma of this wonderful candle!

Crafts for St. Patrick’s Day: St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Adults

If you are looking for even more fun crafts that you can enjoy on St Pattys Day, then you may want to check out 18 Fun St. Patrick’s Day Crafts Everyone in Your Family Will Love by Country Living Staff. This craft making article shares recipes for making cute homemade decorations for St Patrick’s day. You can use many of these fun craft recipes to create some lovely diy St Patrick’s Day decorations.

Crafts for St. Patrick's Day: Reach Out to UsCrafts for St. Patrick’s Day: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you enjoy your Saint Patrick’s Day! If you have any questions about making these lovely themed crafts, then feel free to reach out to us. You can find us on the phone, in the store, and online. You can find us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to find us on Instagram and Twitter. Not only is our social media a good place for questions, but this platform is perfect for connecting as well. You can share your own creations and experiences with us and other craft makers. So, we hope to hear from you soon and wish you good luck!

Jul
03

Common Cold Process Soap Questions


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Common Cold Process Soap QuestionsCommon Cold Process Soap Questions

We at Natures Garden love to supply our customers with the best soap making ingredients and soap equipment that they need to succeed. But, you can’t utilize these tools if you don’t know how to. So, we want to answer some of the most common cold process soap questions that we get. This way we can help make your soap making experience as fun and exciting as possible!

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: What is the Shelf Life of Lye?Common Cold Process Soap Questions: What is the Shelf Life of Lye?

The shelf life of lye, sodium hydroxide, when properly stored is one year. After a year it is possible for your lye to work, but you should do a small batch to test whether the lye is still good. If it is actually expired, then it may not come to trace quickly or could separate after it is poured or set up. So, you will be able to notice an obvious difference if you make a small testing batch,

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: How Do I Make My Cold Process Soap Last Longer?

There are a few things that you can change to make your homemade soap last even longer. First, you can use additives, like sodium lactate or stearic acid, to harden the bar. Also, harder oils, like palm oil, can be helpful. Lastly, increasing the cure time, as water evaporates out, and decreasing the time in the shower will create a harder bar.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Is It Possible to Use Baby Oil as One of the Oils in a Soap Recipe?

No, you shouldn’t use baby mineral oil in your soap recipe for two reasons. First, it has already been scented. Second, the mineral oils won’t saponify.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: How Do Your Make Cold Process Soap?Common Cold Process Soap Questions: How Do Your Make Cold Process Soap?

If you ever wondered how to make soap from scratch, then this is the answer. Before you begin you will either need to formulate a recipe or choose a recipe already formulated, we suggest using our Beginners Cold Process Soap Recipe if this is your first time. We also recommend reading through our cold process soap making classes, especially the soap making safety class. While there is a little more detail and safety practices to follow, this is the most basic method for soaping. First, you create a lye solution by slowly adding lye to water. In a separate bowl, you will have your weighed and melted oils and butters. You will combine these ingredients at a similar temperature and mix until your batter trace, which is a thicker consistency.  The soap is then poured into a soap mold. Once it has setup, it is removed from the mold and allowed to cure.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Why Are My Citrus Scents So Light in my Cold Process Soap?

Citrus scent oils often have a low flash point, so they are more likely to burn off the fragrance during the saponification process. During this process, the soap will reach very hot temperatures, which are able to burn off certain scents. It is common for citrus scents to be affected by this issue. How can I prevent this? First, make sure that the maximum amount for fragrance has been added. Also, you can anchor the scented oil by using a scent with a that is heavier, like vanilla. Alternatively, some soapers use kaolin clay to enhance the scent, but it can make your soap too slick.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Are Fragrance Oils or Essential Oils Better for Cold Process Soap?

You can use both essential oils and fragrance oils to scent cp soap. However, fragrances tend to hold better and the scent lasts longer. This is because fragrance oils have top, middle, and base notes that will hold up better together. On the other side, some single note oils whether they be essential oils or fragrance oils, are more likely to burn off. So, you will want to test each oil in cold process soap.

 

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Can Cold Process Soaps Be Molded into Different Shapes?Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Can Cold Process Soaps Be Molded into Different Shapes?

Of course! There are many different styles of molds that you can use for soap making. Just don’t forget that this type of soap gets very hot. So, you need to make sure that you either use a silicone soap mold or a very thick plastic mold, like some of our Mold Market Soap Molds. However, plastic embed molds are not thick enough to hold your soap without melting and making a big mess. If you are unsure about a certain mold, it might be best to just save that shape for melt and pour soaps.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: When Can I Cut Cold Process Soap?

Before you can cut your finished soap loaf, you need to wait for a bit. While the exact time varies for each batch depending on size and ingredients, we suggest waiting for 24-48 hours before removing and cutting your nearly finished soaps. However, you can use a gloved hand to check the soap to determine whether the soap is too soft. On the other hand, you don’t want to wait too long or the soap may dry too much and crumble as you cut.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: How Long Does Soap have to Cure?

The exact amount of time your soaps take depends on your recipe that the amount of lye in it. However, most batches take about 2-6 weeks for the soaps to fully cure and be safe to use.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Cold Process Soap Making Recipes?Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Cold Process Soap Making Recipes?

Yes, we have all kinds of cold process soap recipes under the Cold Process Soap Recipes parts of the in the Free Recipes and Classes section of the NG site. There are so many options that it can be difficult to choose!

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: What Kind of Conditions Does CP Soap Need to Cure After it is Removed From Mold?

After your soap has been removed from the mold and sliced into bars, you will need to allow them to cure for a while. First, you will want to make sure that they are in a cool, dry environment. Also, you want to make sure that the bars a few inches apart. This will expose more of the bar to the air, which allows them to dry and set up properly.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: What Will Make Cold Process Soaps Freeze or Set Up too Soon?

The oils that you use will come into play. Too much of some harder oils and butters can cause the soap to set up faster than others.  Additives can also cause your batter to accelerate.  However, often, this is an issue caused by the fragrance oil. Each fragrance performs differently in cp soap and the ones that cause too much acceleration can lead to seizing, or a sudden setting up, in the soap batter before it has made it to the mold. Further, there are some fragrance oils that will actually slow down the process and give you time to really work on a recipe.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Do You Have Any Tips for Working with Problem Fragrance Oils in Cold Process Soap?Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Do You Have Any Tips for Working with Problem Fragrance Oils in Cold Process Soap?

It’s always a bummer when a scent you enjoy is a “problem fragrance oil”, but there are some things that will allow you to work with this fragrance oil anyway. First, we have the issue of acceleration. While we can’t fix the fragrance, we can cool our oils and lye water to room temperature before we start the saponification process. The cooler temperature takes longer to get to trace, which will help balance the acceleration from the fragrance oil. Also, you can formulate a soap recipe with oils that will slow trace, like sunflower oil. Although these two tricks can be used to slow an accelerated trace, it can’t stop a soap from seizing.

Second, we have the issue of separation. Sometimes a fragrance that separates from the mixture can be stick blended back in with enough effort. Also, it is possible for the scent to reabsorb during the curing process. You just need to keep an eye on these to determine whether the fragrance is worth using in cp soaps. Third, we have the issue of ricing, which is when little chunks form in your batch. While this can’t be prevented, it can be stick blended until the ricing is smoothed out. However, this only works in some cases.

Finally, some fragrance oils can cause your soap to discolor. Some scents can’t be prevented, but there are some cases when a soap additives can do the trick. If the description of your scent says it contains vanillin, it will discolor your soap to a shade of brown. However, you can use Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help lessen any discoloration due to vanillin. Other kinds of discoloration will just have to be included into the soap design.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: What is the Best Way to Clean Up Cold Process Soap?Common Cold Process Soap Questions: What is the Best Way to Clean Up Cold Process Soap?

After you pour your batch into the soap mold, you may realize that you have a mess on your hands. Whether you spilled a few drops, made a complete mess, or only have the bowls to wash out, you are going to need to know how to safely clean up your lye mixtures. Before you get started, it is extremely important to have something on hand to neutralize the soap batter. So, you will need vinegar, which we prefer to have in a spray bottle to make it easy to apply in case of skin contact. After all the batter on the counter and soap equipment has been neutralized, you can begin cleaning with soapy water, we use dawn dish soap, to clean everything up again.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Is it Okay to Use My Soaping Bowls and Utensils for Cooking After Using it for CP Soapmaking If I Prewash It and Then Run It Through the Dishwasher?

No, it is very unsafe to use your soap making equipment in the kitchen. After you’ve used a bowl, mold, or other utensil for soaping you should never use it for anything other than soapmaking. Lye is very reactive and has the potential to do some serious harm after ingestion. So, it is a horrible idea to put this soaping equipment in contact with food or cooking utensils.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: What Would Cause a Batch of Soap to Erupt While in the Soap Mold?Common Cold Process Soap Questions: What Would Cause a Batch of Soap to Erupt While in the Soap Mold?

Natural sugars in soaping ingredients can lead to an eruption, as  the soap gets hotter than it typically does. CP soap can erupt due to improperly  adding things like beer, wine, or milk. First, freezing these ingredients before adding them is helpful. If you are using beer, then make sure that you release all of the carbonation before including it in soap. Also, you will want to boil wine before adding it to your soap.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Can I Use Cup Measurements for Soap Making?

For soap making, we would recommend using weighted measurements . Using a scale is much more accurate and will ensure that you have a quality batch of soap. Otherwise, you may accidentally do something to mess up your soaps. For example, you could add to little oils and create a lye heavy batch.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Can You Make Good Quality Soap Using the Cold Process Soap Method Without Palm Oil?Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Can You Make Good Quality Soap Using the Cold Process Soap Method Without Palm Oil?

Absolutely. One of the best parts about making cp soap is that you can include whatever oils and butters you want. You can use SoapCalc to combine your favorite soaping ingredients in a perfect batch of soap! If you would rather follow a recipe that we have formulated, Natures Garden has a few recipes under Free Recipes and Classes that are made without palm oil. For example, there is  our Calendula Sunshine Cold Process Soap Recipe and our Argan Soap Recipe.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Reach Out to UsCommon Cold Process Soap Questions: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you learned something useful for making cold process soap in this blog. If you have any further questions, you can reach out to us in the store, on the phone, or online. If you want to reach out to us online, then try out social media. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents), and Instagram (@ngscents). Have fun soapmaking!

Jul
02

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?


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How Do You Make Scented Lotion?How Do You Make Scented Lotion?

We have had a few of our customers asking the following question: How do you make scented lotion? So, we thought that describing the purpose of our wholesale lotion ingredients would help everyone understand what goes into making scented lotion. While some ingredients are optional, others are crucial for the functionality of your recipe. So, let’s lets talk about your lotion making supplies and see what you need for a homemade lotion recipe!

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Easy DIY Lotion Recipes

First, we will talk about pre-made lotion bases.  These bases are perfect for beginners.  These easy to use, natural bases, are a wonderful way to start your lotion making journey.  Simply add water to the base until you have the consistency you are looking for.  Of course, you can always add scent and color as well.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Natural Goat's Milk Multi Base LotionHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Natural Goat’s Milk Multi Base Lotion

You can use the Natural Goat’s Milk Multi Base Lotion to easily create homemade lotions that are skin-loving and pH balanced. Also, you can create different kinds of lotion, which includes thick creams, light lotion, and even moisturizing body spray.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Yogurt Multi Base LotionHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Yogurt Multi Base Lotion

Additionally, you can use Yogurt Multi Base Lotion to create some easy homemade lotion. This lotion base  has many of the same qualities as the goat milk lotion base, as it is skin loving and has a balanced pH. So, both are great choices for homemade lotions.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Soy Body Butter

Finally,the all natural soy body butter base that can also be used to make a variety of body products.  You can use this base to create a body butter.  This base can also be used to create a body spray.  The product you create will be determined by the amount of distilled water that you add.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: How to Make Lotion from Scratch

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Emulsifiers

One of the most important parts of making lotion is the emulsifier. This is the ingredient that keeps everything together because the oils and water that are being mixed would separate otherwise. Since oils are non-polar, they only want to mix with other non-polar substances. But, we want these non-polar oils to mix with polar water. Similarly, polar water only wants to mix with other polar things. So, we need an ingredient that has both polar and non-polar parts, which is what we call an emulsifier! As you can see this single ingredient is quite crucial.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: BTMS 25 EmulsifierHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: BTMS 25 Emulsifier

The BTMS 25 Emulsifier is a natural emulsifier that is conditioning for the skin, too. So, this ingredient will hold everything together and care for your skin. In fact, this will leave your skin with a soft and powdery feeling.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: BTMS 25 EmulsifierHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: EMULSIFYING Wax NF- Traditional

Next, we have our Traditional EMULSIFYING Wax NF. Just as an emulsifier should, this cosmetic ingredient will hold your oils and water together in a homogeneous mixture. Plus, it is low odor, very stable, and can be effectively used in low concentrations.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Silky EMULSIFYING Wax

Also, you can use the Silky Emulsifying Wax, which is plant based and created to blend difficult mixtures. So, this emulsifier will be effective at holding all your ingredients together and is highly stable. Plus, it is low odor.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Moisturizing Oils and Butters
How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Apricot Kernel OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Apricot Kernel Oil

Apricot Kernel Oil is a great ingredient to include in home made lotions. This oil is light and absorbs nicely into the skin. So, it would be perfect for creating light lotion formulations or for including in a recipe with thicker oils to ensure that the recipe starts working fast!

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Argan OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Argan Oil

Another great cosmetic oil for lotion is Argan Oil. This oil will easily sink down into the skin and is light enough on the surface to allow the skin to breathe. Further, this oil is often used in acne fighting lotion formulations. So, this would be a great choice to include in face lotion recipes.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Avocado OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Avocado Oil

Next, we have Avocado Oil, which is a great choice for creating thicker creams. This oil is heavier and can take a bit more time to sink into the skin. But, it is perfect to combine with oils that absorb faster in a thick cream. This will ensure that dry skin is fully nourished.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Castor Oil How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Castor Oil

Also, you can use Castor Oil in your homemade lotions. This oil is perfect for creating thick creams that are very moisturizing. Since this oil is a humectant, it will pull moisture to your skin and will heal dry, damaged skin.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Cocoa Butter How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Cocoa Butter

Another option for lotion making is our Cocoa Butter Deodorized. This is a hard butter that is perfect for making luxurious products.  Also, you could use Cocoa Butter Golden Natural, which has all the same properties and has a chocolate-like aroma.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Coconut OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is another choice for creating quality lotions at home. The Coconut Oil 76  has a melt point at 75 degrees, while Fractionated Coconut Oil is liquid at room temperature. However, both oils are skin loving ingredients that are non-greasy and perfect for lotions.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Grapeseed OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Grapeseed Oil

Also, you can use Grapeseed Oil in your homemade formulations, as it is high in antioxidants. So, this oil is great at keeping your skin looking healthy and young. Since this oil is light, it can be used in facial creams or in homemade anti-aging creams.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Jojoba OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Jojoba Oil

Next, we have a luxury oil that is wonderful for skin care. Jojoba Oil is a liquid wax that has amazing absorption and moisturizing properties. Plus, this high quality oil has a very long shelf life of 1-2 years!

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: LanolinHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Lanolin

If you are looking to create a thick lotion, then solid Lanolin or Lanolin Oil may be a good idea. Solid lanolin is easily absorbed into the skin for dry skin and can even be used to protect burns. Also, you can use lanolin oil as it has the same properties but is in a liquid form.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Macadamia Nut OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Macadamia Nut Oil

If you want a quality lotion that isn’t greasy, then Macadamia Nut Oil is a good choice! This cosmetic oil will nourish the skin to reduce signs of aging. Plus, this oil will sink into your skin to moisturize without leaving a greasy feeling on your skin.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Mango Butter How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Mango Butter

Another great choice is Mango Butter, which is a lovely luxury oil. This oil is thought to reduce wrinkles as well as moisturize the skin. So, your skin will feel soft and look healthy!

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Meadowfoam Seed OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Meadowfoam Seed Oil

Another great oil that will sink into the skin is Meadowfoam Seed Oil. This oil is able to sink down to repair dry and damaged skin. So, the oil won’t leave your skin feeling oily but it will provide all the nutrients your skin needs.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Pumpkin Seed OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Pumpkin Seed Oil

Next, you can check out Pumpkin Seed Oil. This cosmetic oil is full of skin loving nutrients, like fatty acids and vitamins. Plus, this oil will sink into the skin and won’t leave a greasy feeling on your skin.  So, this oil is able to sink in to help repair damaged skin.

 

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Rice Bran OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Rice Bran Oil

Another great oil to include is the Rice Bran Oil. This cosmetic oil is a great replacement for olive oil, as this has many of the same skin-loving properties.

 

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Safflower OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Safflower Oil

Also, Safflower Oil is perfect to add to your lotion making supplies, as it is high in Oleic acid. This means that this oil is nourishing and will help replenish healthy skin.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Sesame Seed OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Sesame Seed Oil

Another great oil is the Sesame Seed Oil, which is light and high in nourishment. These nourishing vitamins and antioxidants are perfect for creating a lotion that will sink into the skin and care for it.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Shea ButterHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Shea Butter

Next, we have a butter that is moisturizing and nourishing for the skin. Both Shea Butter and Shea Butter Unrefined are perfect for lotion making. The only difference between the two is that unrefined has a slightly yellow color.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Sunflower Oil How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Sunflower Oil

Another skin loving oil is our Sunflower Oil. This cosmetic ingredient is high in Oleic acid and is great for skin care. This oil will nourish the skin and create a gorgeous lotion recipe.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Sweet Almond Oil

Another great oil for lotions is the Sweet Almond Oil. This lovely cosmetic oil is light and perfect for all kinds of lotions. Plus, it sinks into the skin easily and won’t feel leave you feeling greasy.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Vitamin E OilHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Vitamin E Oil

Lastly, we have Vitamin E Oil. This ingredient is great for the skin and your products. Due to the antioxidant properties, this cosmetic ingredient can reduce the amount of oxidation in products and reduce oxidation of the skin!

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Thickeners

Another important ingredient for home made lotion making is the thickener. While some recipes will be just fine without one, others really need a thickener. But, it is all about the consistency that you prefer. If you are looking to make a butter or cream, then you will want something thicker. Or, your batch may just light lotion that doesn’t require a thickener like stearic acid or sodium lactate. It is all dependent upon the type of lotion you are creating.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Stearic AcidHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Stearic Acid

Since Stearic Acid is a thickener, it can be used in lotions to create a more creamy, luxurious lotion. This is useful for recipes that are nearly perfect but are a little too runny. We recommend that you add no more than 3% of this ingredient in your overall recipe.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Sodium Lactate

Instead, you could use Sodium Lactate in your lotion recipes. This ingredient can be used to help thicken your handmade lotions too. Additionally, this cosmetic ingredient can be used to regulate the pH of your product. In addition it is a humactant, so it helps moisturize your skin. Depending on your needs you may prefer one these over the other.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Skin Loving Ingredients

Also, there are some other ingredients that you can include to increase the quality of your lotion. While oils and butters are fantastic for skin care, there are some ingredients that you can include that have some effective properties that a regular lotion won’t have. So, you can combine one of these cosmetic ingredients with your butters and oils to create the perfect lotion recipe that will nourish and moisturize your skin!

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Vegetable GlycerinHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Vegetable Glycerin

You can use Vegetable Glycerin in your recipes to add some extra moisture to your skin. This ingredient is clear, odorless, and has a syrup consistency. Plus, it is soluble in water. This cosmetic ingredient is added to lotions because it is a humectant, which means it will draw moisture to it for your skin.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Scenting Your Lotion

While you can make unscented lotions that are effective for skin care, there are so many wonderful scents that you can add to your effective lotion recipes. All these scent oils do is take an amazing lotion and make even better!

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Fragrance Oil UsageHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Fragrance Oils

Fragrance oils are great, but you can’t use whatever amount you want. In fact, each fragrance can only be used in a certain amount to be considered body safe. The highest amount we will ever recommend will be 5%, but the IFRA sheet may allow more depending on the scent. However, there are some scents that may use less than 5%. You can find out the usage rate for each scent on its fragrance page. You can find all of our fragrance oil options on the Fragrance Oils page of the website.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Essential OilsHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Essential Oils

Also, you can use Natures Garden Essential Oils to scent your homemade lotion recipes. These simple notes are a perfect way to add some natural scent to your recipes. Plus, you can blend some of these natural oils to create a more complex scented lotion recipe.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Flavoring OilsHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Flavoring Oils

Another fantastic way to scent your lotion recipes is our Flavoring Oils. This option not only smells delicious, but it tastes great too! This is perfect for making massage lotions, but is just as wonderful in regular lotions, too.

 

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Preserving Your Lotion

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Optiphen PreservativeHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Optiphen Preservative

Another important ingredient for homemade lotion is Optiphen Preservative. This will allow you to keep your lotion for longer, as it will kill germs and prevent bacteria growth. So, this is crucial for anyone selling or storing their product. But, anyone using this for their own products will still benefit as this ingredient will expand the lifespan of your product. While you can add this to your lotion recipes made from scratch, Germall Plus is already in the multi lotion base lotion and soy body butter. So, you do not need to add a preservative to the pre-made lotion bases.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Packaging Ideas for Lotion

We have a variety of product packaging supplies that you can use to package your scented lotion. Not only will these keep your recipes fresh and convenient to use, but they are essential for making recipes that look official. So, anyone creating lotion to sell should look into some quality packaging.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Jars and TinsHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Jars and Tins

First, you can use either Plastic Jars or Metal Tins. Both of these packaging supplies are great options for your lotions, especially thicker creams or body butters. All you have to do is scoop out your finished product as it is needed and you are all set!

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Bottles and Lotion PumpsHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Bottles and Lotion Pumps

Also, you can lotion pumps with your plastic bottles to package lotions that are thinner or more liquid. This will allow you to conveniently use a pump to dispense your scented lotion. The 24/410  lotion pumps will fit with the 16 oz Bullet Bottles, 8 oz Bullet Bottles, 8 oz Boston Round Bottles, and 8 oz. Cosmo Bottles.

https://www.naturesgardencandles.com/deodorant-stick-containersHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Lotion Bar Containers

Another option that you have for packaging your lotion is lotion bar containers. These are perfect for creating homemade solid lotion recipes. These lotion recipes are great for moisturizing on the go!

 

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: History of Body Cream

Simple body creams started out thousands of years ago with ingredients like animal fat or certain oils. There are a few civilizations, like Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans that created their own lotion recipes. Further, the bible even mentions lotions made of olive oil and spices. As time progressed, ingredients have changed to things like petroleum jelly, mineral oil, and various vegetable oils. If you want to learn more, then check out more in the History of Body Cream article on Leaf.

How Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Talk to UsHow Do You Make Scented Lotion?: Talk to Us

We hope that you learned something that you can use to create your very own lotion recipes. While there can be a lot to consider, formulating is easier when all the ingredient’s functions are explained. If you have any more questions about making lotion, then talk to us! An easy way to reach us on social media, which would include Facebook, Instagram (@ngscents), and Twitter (@ngscents).

Jun
20

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions


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Common Melt and Pour Soap QuestionsCommon Melt and Pour Soap Questions

At Natures Garden, we are here to help you succeed! We are going to answer some common melt and pour soap questions that we get asked frequently by customers.  Since these questions are common, its likely that these are the issues most soap makers will come across when making their melt and pours soaps. So, let’s get these soaping issues solved so you can create some gorgeous bars of mp soap!

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Melt and Pour Soap Supplies?

Yes, we do! We offer all kinds of melt and pour soap making supplies! Click on the Soap Making Supplies tab on the website and you will find soap base, soap colorants, an mp soap kit, soap additives, and soap molds. Everything that you could need right in one easy place!

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Can I Make Soap Without Using Lye?

Since the mp soap base has already been made, you can create melt and pour soap without worrying about the lye. If you are wondering “What is the difference between melt and pour soap and cold process soap?”, then this is a big difference. While melt and pour is pre-made and can be remelted, cold process soap is made from scratch using lye.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Can Melt and Pour Soap Be Used Right Away?

Since mp soap was already made and the saponification process has already taken place, you don’t have to wait to use your soap. As soon as the melt and pour soaps have hardened in the molds, you can pop them out and use them!

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Where Do I Find the Melt and Pour Soap IngredientsCommon Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Where Do I Find the Melt and Pour Soap Ingredients?

You can find the soap base ingredients in two places. The first place is online, as each mp soap base has the ingredients listed in the description. Also, these ingredients can be found on the label of the base itself.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: What Soap Making Supplies Do I Need to Make Melt and Pour Soap?

Most importantly, you will need a microwave or double boiler and mp soap. Also, you will need a cutting board, knife, a microwave safe dish, spoon, rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle, and a soap mold. If you want fragrance, color, or herbs you will need to have these out, too .

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Do I Melt Soap Into a New Bar?

Melt and Pour soap can be melted using a double boiler on a stove top or a bowl in the microwave. Just make sure that you use 30 second intervals to warm the soap int the microwave. Otherwise, it may get too hot and your soap will be ruined. Also, make sure that you are watchful when melting soap on the stove. While a double boiler on medium heat will help to protect your soap, you don’t want to heat it too much longer after it is liquid.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Much Soap Will I Need for My Mold?Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Much Soap Will I Need for My Mold?

For every ounce by volume that your mold is you will need 31 grams of soap by weight. So, let’s go to the Soap Mold page and pick one. I choose Ollie Octopus,which says it holds 4.5 ounces in the description. So, we are going to take  4.5 times the 31 to give us 139.5 grams

Formula: (Weight Needed Per Ounce) x (Ounces Mold Holds) = Total Weight

Equation: 31 grams per ounce  x  4.5 ounces = 139.5 grams of soap

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Do I Get My Melt and Pour Soap Out of the Mold?

Sometimes your soap may get stuck in the mold. You can place the mold in the fridge for a short amount of time. Once the chilled soap mold is removed, the soaps should pop out fairly easily.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: What Temperature Should I Pour Melt and Pour Soap?

Melt and Pour soap should be poured in a liquid state, which should be around 140 degrees Fahrenheit. So, you can pour your soap once it has all completely melted.

 

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Why Do I Have Bubbles in My Melt and Pour Soap?Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Why Do I Have Bubbles in My Melt and Pour Soap?

Although making air bubbles is unavoidable, you can get rid of them by spraying lightly with rubbing alcohol. These are often air bubbles that form when you pour, so you can release them by spraying right after you pour. However, bubbles that are a light-yellow color are fragrance oil and won’t go away by spraying. This is either due to adding too much fragrance oil or not mixing thoroughly.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Why is My Homemade Soap So Oily?

One reason that you soaps would be oily is that they contain too much oil. So, you can try reducing the amount of the fragrance oil and/or the carrier oil that you are adding to your soaps. If your bars look like they are sweating, then it could be due to not wrapping the soap soon enough. Since your soap contains an ingredient, vegetable glycerin, that pulls moisture to it, it will pull moisture out of the air to create “sweat”. But, you can lessen your chances of this by wrapping your soaps right after they are out of the mold.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Why is My Melt and Pour Soap Dissolving So Fast?

While a softer bar of soap is great for nourishing the skin, it is more likely to dissolve quickly in water. So, you can add some extra oil to your soap to moisturize. However, adding too much will make your bar very soft and it will dissolve quickly in the shower.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Do I Swirl Melt and Pour Soap?Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Do I Swirl Melt and Pour Soap?

While it is possible to swirl mp soap, it is a bit trickier to swirl compared to cp soaps. On its own melt and pour soap won’t swirl. Instead, the colors will mix before the soap hardens. So, you need to add a cosmetic powder, like clay, fruit, or veggie powders. This will slightly thicken the soap and create tension between the two colors that are gong to create the swirl. We did this in our own Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe!

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Why Won’t My Melt and Pour Soap Lather?

There are a few possible answers to this question. First off, soap can loose its lather due to an excess of oils and herbs being added to the bar. Also, some types of our soap base use ingredients that naturally lather better.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Why is My Soap Not Hardening?

If your melt and pour soap isn’t hardening, then it could be due to adding too much oil. Whether the culprit is fragrance oil, carrier oil, or both, it is most likely that this excess oil is to blame. Another possibility is that the soap was overheated, which resulted in a break down in the soaps that prevents it from working properly.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Can You Use Essential Oils in Melt and Pour Soap?

Of course! Many essential oils can be used in soap making and the rules for using them safely are just like the ones for fragrance oils. So, you need to check the IFRA sheet to determine usage rates and figure out whether the specific essential oil is body safe. You can find this IFRA statement on the page of each individual essential oil that we carry. Many are body safe scents, but some are not considered safe for prolonged skin contact.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Do I Color Melt and Pour Soap?Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Do I Color Melt and Pour Soap?

We have soap dye, soap colorants, and powdered herbs that can be used to color your homemade soaps. The soap dyes are great for solid color soaps, but tend to bleed when used in layered soap. Also, the white soap base will provide a more pastel color and the clear soap will give a more true color. The FUN Soap Colorants are vibrant colors that are more true in all soap bases. Lastly, the natural form of coloring soaps is cosmetic herbs, which are perfect for a rustic or natural look. Just be aware that herbs can oxidize over time and cause discoloration of the soap.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Do You Offer Melt and Pour Soap Recipes?

Of course! We have a wide variety of melt and pour soap recipes and soap making ideas. On the top of the website you will see a box with the words “Free Recipes & Classes”. After you click on this fine the melt and pour soap recipes and you will find all of our recipes using mp soap.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Soap Making Kits?

Yes! We have the Melt and Pour Soap Kit available with options to choose either Goats Milk MP Soap or Ultra Clear MP Soap.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Why Won’t My Soap Frosting Setup on My Melt and Pour Soap?Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Why Won’t My Soap Frosting Setup on My Melt and Pour Soap?

If you are making cupcake soap wholesale, then the frosting is a pretty big deal. You are going to want to use the whipped soap base, melt and pour soap, and vegetable glycerin. The soap base allows the frosting to harden on the cupcake, while the vegetable glycerin allows for a little flexibility.  If you are curious and thinking, “How do I make melt and pour soap frosting?”, then check out our Soap Frosting Recipe to see how we make the frosting for our soap cupcakes. While the recipe goes into more detail, basically it is equal parts of mp soap base and whipped soap base with 5% of vegetable glycerin and fragrance oil all whipped into a frosting consistency.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: I Would Like to Know If Most Recipes are Showing Oils Measured in Weight Ounces Or in Fluid Ounces?

In our soap recipes we will use weight ounces. We do this because weight ounces are more accurate than fluid ounces. So, we highly recommend weighing your ingredients using a gram scale. This will allow you to be precise in your measurements and prevent accidental mix ups.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: What is the Best Way to Wrap Melt and Pour Soap?

There are a few different ways that you can package your finished soaps. We prefer to use shrink wrap, but you can use ziplock bags, or a decorative box.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: How Should Soap Be Stored?

After your soap is wrapped, you can store it in a cool, dry place for later use.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Any Melt and Pour Soap Recipes with Shea Butter?Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Any Melt and Pour Soap Recipes with Shea Butter?

We sure do! If you go to the Shea Butter Melt and Pour Soap page of the website and click on the Recipe tab, you will see all kinds of melt and pour soap recipes. For example, we have the Zebra Print Soap Recipe and the Graffiti Melt and Pour Soap Recipe that both use shea butter mp soap.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: History of Soap

Today, there are all kinds of different types of soap from melt and pour soap recipes to commercially made soaps. However, the first soaps ever made weren’t too fancy. In fact, the first known use of soap was by ancient Babylonians that used animal fats and ashes as their ingredients. If you want to learn more interesting  soap facts, then check out History of Soap and Soap Interesting Facts by Soap History.

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Ask Us Your QuestionsCommon Melt and Pour Soap Questions: Ask Us Your Questions

Hopefully, this blog was helpful in learning a bit more about melt and pour soap. If you have anything else that you aren’t sure of, then please ask us your questions. One easy way to reach out and talk to us is social media. We have an account on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents), and Instagram (@ngscents).

Jun
11

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making


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Natural Exfoliants for Soap MakingNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making

If you want some tips on how to make homemade soap that exfoliates, then you are going to want to check out our list of natural exfoliants for soap making. Whether you are looking for a delicate face scrub or an effective foot scrub, we have the soap making supplies that you need for your handmade soap! These herbal ingredients are great soap supplies because they are natural and have great benefits for the skin!

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: What is an Exfoliator?

We know that an exfoliant is an ingredient that some bath and body products have, but what does it do? Well, these exfoliating products contain an ingredient or two that makes them more scrubby. This means that the product will be able to help remove grime and dead skin cells. Basically, an exfoliant is just another way to say skin scrubber! It removes that outer layer of bad stuff that would just get in the way and it leaves the living cells fresh and open for your skin loving bath and body products.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Cosmetic ClaysNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Cosmetic Clays

If you are looking for a gentle and sensitive way to exfoliate your skin, then a cosmetic clay is the way to go. Plus, clay powder is safe to use in facial recipes, as it is gentle enough to care for your face.  So, anyone wondering “How to exfoliate dry skin on face?” should know that this is a great option! These wonderful ingredients are perfect homemade soap making supplies for removing dead skin without causing any harm. After the dead skin is moved out of the way, your product will be able to nourish the new layers below. 

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Bentonite Clay Powder

First, we have the lovely Bentonite Clay Powder for your all natural homemade soap recipes. Not only is this cosmetic clay a light exfoliant, but it is great for helping your soap glide. This glide is due to the slippery texture this soapmaking clay gets when its wet. One soap that benefited from this property was the Moonlight Tuberose Swirled Soap Recipe, which uses an abundance of different clays to swirl the melt and pour soap.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Rhassoul Clay PowderNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Rhassoul Clay Powder

Another great choice for your soap-making is the Rhassoul Clay Powder. This clay is full of skin-loving minerals and is perfect for helping to cleanse the skin. We used this cosmetic clay in our own recipe, which is the Chamomile Clay Soap Recipe.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Dead Sea Clay PowderNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Dead Sea Clay Powder

Next, you could try out the Dead Sea Clay Powder in your soap recipes. This cosmetic clay is amazing for the skin, as it exfoliates dead skin as well as helps to remove toxins. Further, this soap-making ingredient is full of vitamins and minerals that provide your skin with nourishment. We included this clay in the Mechanics Soap Recipe.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Kaolin White Clay PowderNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Kaolin White Clay Powder

If you have sensitive skin, then Kaolin White Clay Powder is perfect for you. This cosmetic clay is gentle is perfect for removing toxins and dead skin from your body. We used this gentle clay in our Swirled Melt and Pour Soap Recipe, but you can use this ingredient in any kind of bar soap and many kinds of natural cosmetics.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Red Moroccan Clay PowderNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Red Moroccan Clay Powder

Also, you can try out our Red Moroccan Clay Powder. This cosmetic clay is one of the purest forms of clay ever found. Not only does it gently exfoliate, but this cosmetic herb is able to remove toxins from the skin and moisturize! So, this is an amazing ingredient to add to home made soaps.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: French Green Clay PowderNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: French Green Clay Powder

The French Green Clay Powder is most commonly used by health professionals and spas for treating skin conditions, nourishing the skin, and removing impurities. Much of the nutrients for your skin comes from the composition of the clay, which is partially plant material. So, this clay is wonderful for skin care and nourishment.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Rose Clay PowderNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Rose Clay Powder

Pink Clay, or Rose Clay Powder, is another gentle cosmetic clay that contains kaolin, so it is perfect for caring for sensitive skin. Plus, this soaping ingredient is useful for exfoliation, drawing out toxins, and reducing irritation and inflammation. Further, this pretty clay adds a gorgeous, natural color to your homemade soaps.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Whole Flowers and HerbsNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Whole Flowers and Herbs

There are many herbs that you can use to exfoliate your body. Some are more on the abrasive side and others are more delicate, but they all can be used to remove the outer layer of junk on your skin that you just don’t need. Although you can find all of the herbs you need under the Herbs & Spices tab of the NG site, we would like to share some of our favorite herbs to use as exfoliants in our homemade bath and body recipes. Depending on certain properties, like hardness, the exfoliating herbs may have different levels of effectiveness.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Poppy Seeds Whole

On great herb that you can use to create strong scrubs is the Poppy Seeds Whole. These seeds are hard enough to get a good scrub, which is perfect for feet and hands. Also, many people prefer this to salt for their more abrasive scrub recipes because you can use less and get similar results. This means less scrubby feeling with the same benefits. If you want to try this herb in soaps, then check out our Peppered Poppy Seed Cold Process Soap Recipe.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Juniper Berries Whole

Another fun herb that you can add to your homemade soaps is Juniper Berries Whole. These seeds are similar to the poppy seeds in abrasiveness, but they are a bit larger. The size can be used for a different appearance or to increase the exfoliation slightly. While the poppy seeds have a hard protective shell, these larger berries are hard and will be able to exfoliate a bit better. You could use this herb in your feet scrubs instead, or you could even add some of these berries to a recipe that used poppy seeds, too.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Calendula Flowers Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Calendula Flowers

Also, you can use Calendula Flowers in your handcrafted soaps for a lovely, light exfoliant. This is perfect for providing a lighter exfoliation for the body. Plus, this herb has some added benefits of nutrients that are useful for nourishing the skin. We used this lovely herb in our Calendula Swirl Soap Recipe, which is both for decoration and to provide a soft exfoliation for the body.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Lavender Flowers WholeNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Lavender Flowers Whole

Next, we have a fragrant herb that is great for exfoliation, which is the delightful Lavender Flowers Whole. These flower buds provide a more gentle exfoliation that would be perfect for the body. So, your body will feel and smell great! We included this lovely herb in our own recipes like the Lavender Luxury Cold Process Soap Recipe where we sprinkled Lavender Flowers Whole and Rose Petals Pink on top to provide a surface for exfoliation. Just note that incorporating this flower buds into your cold process soap recipes could result in the lavender turning a brown color. They are still good to use, but they may not match your colors.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Cosmetic SaltNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Fine Cosmetic Salt

Also, you can add on of our cosmetic salts to provide an exfoliant in your homemade soaps. These are on the abrasive side so be sure that you are using your soap on an area that is not sensitive. You can use Hawaiian Black Salt Fine Ground, Himalayan Pink Salt Fine Ground. or Dead Sea Salt High Minerals Fine Ground to add some nice exfoliating power to your homemade recipes. We have used fine ground salt in recipes like the Total Hot Man CP Soap Recipe and it turned out great!

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Ingredients from Around the HouseNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Ingredients from Around the House

While there are many wonderful cosmetic grade ingredients at Natures Garden that you can include in your home made soap recipes, there are some ingredients you can find around the house that are perfect for exfoliation. If you don’t have a specific herb in mind, then you might as well try out the idea with something from home. There are even some instances where these house hold ingredients pair perfectly with your fragrance oil. Take a look at our ideas for homemade exfoliants and see what you think!

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Oatmeal Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Oatmeal

One way that you can have a soap that exfoliates naturally is by adding oatmeal. Embedding a bit of this ingredient into your soap will help you to scrub dead skin and toxins from your skin. Plus, you can change the intensity of the scrubbing power by different amounts of grinding. This means that coarse ground oatmeal will be more scrubby than fine ground oatmeal, which would be very mild.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Coffee Grounds

Another way to naturally exfoliate is by adding fresh ground coffee to your recipe. We did this in our Coffee Melt and Pour Soap Recipe and it turned out great.  Not only do the coffee grounds provide some mild exfoliation power, but the scent blends beautifully with the fragrance oil. We included a Fresh Brewed Coffee Fragrance Oil along with the real coffee ground and was blown away by the authenticity of the scent.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Granulated Sugar Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Granulated Sugar

Next, you can use some granulated sugar in your various homemade soap recipes. While this ingredient won’t make your scrubs as abrasive as a salt scrub, the sugar is great for exfoliation! One melt and pour recipe idea we had with this ingredient is the Gumdrop Melt and Pour Soap Recipe, which make it lightly exfoliating and looking cute!

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Coconut FlakesNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Coconut Flakes

Another fun idea for exfoliants is using coconut flakes in your homemade soap recipes. This would be perfect for soaps that use tropical fragrance oils, like the Coconut Craziness Fragrance Oil or the Coco Mango Fragrance Oil. This natural exfoliant would pair perfectly with these scents to create a perfect tropical themed soap.

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Natural LoofahNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Natural Loofah

Also, you can include your own loofah in your homemade soap recipes. This is perfect for creating homemade body soap. If you don’t have one yet, you could buy a Natural Loofah from the Natures Garden website. We included our loofahs in a few melt and pour soap ideas. Both the Loofah Honey Melt and Pour Soap Recipe and the Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap Recipe are great soap recipe for exfoliating dead skin while cleaning!

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: What are the Benefits of Exfoliating?Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: What are the Benefits of Exfoliating?

We have all heard what an exfoliator is and looked at different types exfoliation, but what is it good for? While you don’t want to exfoliate every day, doing it a couple times a week can have a lot of great benefits for your skin! This is useful for reducing blemishes, unclogging pores, solving ingrown hairs, and so much more! If you are interested in learning about these benefits and others in a bit more detail, then take a look at The Importance and Benefits Of Skin Exfoliation article by Truly Scrumptious Beauty!

Natural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Find Us OnlineNatural Exfoliants for Soap Making: Find Us Online

If you want a few more ideas for exfoliants, then check out the list of Exfoliants In Soaps & Other Bath Products from our Exfoliant Class. Also, you can ask us any other questions that you may have about adding exfoliation to bath and body products. You can ask us in the store, on the phone, or online. If you want to reach out online, then I would suggest either Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents), or Instagram (@ngscents). Hope to hear from you soon!