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Jan
21

How to Use Goats Milk Soap Base


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How to Use Goats Milk Soap BaseHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base

Goat’s milk is a wonderful alternative to regular cow’s milk. Goats Milk Soap Base is made using actual goat’s milk and provides a lot of benefits to anyone who decides to use it in their soap making recipes. This soap base has many different applications, and there are many recipes created at Nature’s Garden that use this soap. For this soap, it’s usually recommended to add 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of fragrance oil for every pound of soap base. It’s useful to know this if you decide to make your own recipe because you aren’t only limited to our recipes.

What makes up Goats Milk Soap Base?

Our Goat Milk Soap Base is gluten free as it is made up of Vegetable Glycerin, Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Goat’s Milk, and other natural ingredients. This soap also doesn’t add any external detergents and is unscented. Without the use of external detergents, this soap is also great for exfoliating your skin without irritating it. This soap is naturally good at moisturizing your skin too. Also, the pH balance of the fatty acids in the soap is very similar to human skin. Knowing this, it can now be seen why Goat’s Milk Soap Base is the ideal choice for those with dry sensitive skin. You can use this soap on any skin type. This is due to its gentle care on sensitive skin.

 

Benefits of using Goats Milk Soap BaseBenefits of using Goats Milk Soap Base

There are a lot of benefits of using Goat’s Milk Soap Base in your soap recipes. One benefit is that is works great on skin with acne, eczema, and psoriasis. The reason for this is that this soap doesn’t use any harsh detergents. This soap also contains hydroxy acids, which are known to remove dead skin cells from the skin. Also, this natural soap is great for keeping your skin moist while using it in the bath. Usually, you get that super dry, tight skin feeling when using other soap in the shower, this soap base won’t do that. Goat’s Milk also contains Vitamin A which is good for skin and cell damage. Goat’s Milk also contains Vitamin B2 which is great for maintaining the body’s natural energy supply. There are a lot more benefits to this soap out there as well.

 

Different Applications of Goats Milk Soap Base

There are a wide variety of recipes that you can create using Nature’s Garden’s Goats Milk Soap Base. You mainly use this soap in melt and pour soap recipes. A lot of these recipes are colorful and open to creative decoration. For example, there are recipes with colorful sprinkles, recipes that contain colorful swirls, and even recipes that have colorful stripes in them. Another way to use this soap base is to whip a whipped soap base, and apply it to the melt and pour soap for a whipped texture. Goats Milk Soap Base can make bath fizzies recipes too. There are many ideas that you can come up with using this soap base, it’s up to you to decide what you like.

 

How to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Blackberry Cupcake Soaps RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Blackberry Cupcake Soap Recipe

The Blackberry Cupcake Soap Recipe is the perfect rendition of a freshly baked blackberry muffin. The Goat’s Milk Soap Base is in this recipe for creating the muffin base and the blackberries. You color the blackberries with violet and black soap colorants. Then, they are scented with Nature’s Garden’s Blackberry Jam Fragrance Oil.  You can top this recipe off with creative blackberries. They look similar to real blackberries. Anyone can create this recipe, and it also makes a beautiful decoration for any room in your home. You won’t get over how wonderful the scent this cupcake soap gives off too when it’s finished.

 

How to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Coconut Lime Verbana Soap Bowl RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Coconut Lime Verbana Soap Bowl Recipe

Here is a fun recipe that anyone would enjoy creating. The purpose behind the Coconut Lime Verbana Soap Bowl Recipe is to capture the look of a busted open coconut. Goat’s Milk Soap Base is used to create the coconut shells and the bits of broken coconut that go inside of the soap recipe. You need about 40 cubes of the melt and pour soap base to make this recipe. There are also lime slices and a straw incorporated into this recipe. For this part, you use SLS free glycerin melt and pour soap. Anyone would enjoy making this soap recipe and appreciate the creativeness that goes into it. A unique feature of this recipe is that you use a balloon to create the coconut shell. You blow up a balloon, then mold the shell of the coconut around it, then you pop it to create the shell.

 

Coffee Melt and Pour Soap RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Coffee Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

For all of the early morning people, this Coffee Melt and Pour Soap Recipe is perfect for you. There’s nothing more exciting than the smell of freshly brewed coffee in the morning. This recipe uses Fresh Brewed Coffee – World’s Base as the fragrance oil of choice. This fragrance oil will give your kitchen or bathroom that fresh brewed coffee smell that you adore. There’s also a fun aspect to this naturally made soap recipe as well. This aspect being that the soap also incorporates actual brewed coffee and freshly ground coffee beans. We hope you enjoy making this soap, as much as you’ll also enjoy the scent.

 

How to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Floating Noah's Ark Soap RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Floating Noah’s Ark Soap Recipe

Here’s a fun biblical soap recipe that is great for kids and adults to create at home. Floating Noah’s Ark Soap Recipe recreates Noah’s ark in a cute way by creating a wooden boat with a lot of cute animals. The entire recipe is created using Goat’s Milk Soap Base, as it allows the vibrant colors to show. You can choose which FUN Soap Colorant you want to use for your animals. The animals are cut using Nature’s Garden’s Embeded Mold – Animal Zoo. When making this recipe, you also want to pay particular attention to how thoroughly you melt the soap. If the soap is still clumpy, it will leave white spots in the finished product, and won’t look as appealing. You start off melting the soap for 30 minutes at first. Then you go for shorter intervals and eye ball it after.

 

How to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Chocolate Orchid Melt and Pour Soap RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Chocolate Orchid Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Chocolate orchids are also known as “Sharry Babies”, and have a smooth chocolaty color to them. This Chocolate Orchid Melt and Pour Soap Recipe attempts to capture both the colors of chocolate and orchids to create a fun soap recipe. Goat’s Milk Soap Base makes up the entirety of this recipe. You use it with light purple, chocolate, and dark purple colors. The light purple makes up the base, the dark purple makes some of the confetti, and the chocolate color for the swirls and some of the confetti. The entire recipe is scented using Nature’s Garden’s Chocolate Orchid Fragrance Oil. For appearance, when you go to cut the confetti that goes on top, as well as the swirl slices, make sure they are all equal in size. Overall though, this recipe is really easy to make, and anyone would have fun making this at home.

 

How to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Soap Frosting RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Soap Frosting Recipe

For anyone newer to making soap, this soap is right up their ally. This Soap Frosting Recipe is not only easy, but it incorporates a lot of different eye appealing colors. What this recipe is, is a cupcake base with whipped soap frosting and sprinkles on top. For the soap frosting, you end up mixing together the Goats Milk Soap Base and whipped soap. These two different types of soap are mixed together using a hand mixer. The consistency of this soap frosting is soft, but yet firm enough to stand up. You can also scent this soap frosting using any of Nature’s Garden’s fragrance oils. For this recipe we used Buttercream Fragrance Oil, but if you use our recommended percentages of fragrance oils, then you can use any fragrance oil that you think is complimentary.

 

How to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Snowball Soap RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Snowball Soap Recipe

With winter right around the corner, here’s a fun snowy recipe to make inside while enduring the cold. The Snowball Soap Recipe also makes for a great decor piece too. This recipe uses a cute combination of light blues and whites. You make this recipe primarily with Goats Milk Soap Base. Thus meaning the soap is great to use during the cold dry months. The reason for this being that you can use Goat’s Milk Soap Base on dry, sensitive skin. The fun part of this recipe is the snowballs that go inside of the melt and pour soap. You melt the Goat’s Milk Soap Base and pour it into the snowball molds, then let them set up, and add them to the soap. Everything made in this recipe is made using Peppermint Essential Oil, which is freshening and strong.

 

Raspberry Zinger Bath Fizzies RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Raspberry Zinger Bath Fizzies Recipe

Here is a recipe that you wouldn’t expect Soap Base to be used. In this Raspberry Zinger Bath Fizzy Recipe, you shred the Goats Milk Base Soap with a cheese grater. Then you throw it on top of the Zingers. This should resemble shredded coconut. You make the rest of the bath fizzy with  ingredients like baking powder, arrowroot powder, citric acid, etc. Another fun aspect of this recipe is all of the colors that it incorporates. These colors blend well to show off all of the unique flavors that make up a Raspberry Zinger. The part of the Zinger recipe that stands out is the pink layer. The pink layer is made by incorporating 1 part Fun Soap Colorant Tomato Red and 3 parts Fun Soap Colorant Deep Purple.

 

How to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Psychedelic Suds Soap RecipeHow to Use Goats Milk Soap Base: Psychedelic Suds Soap Recipe

Here’s a soap recipe filled entirely with different colors and creativity. The Psychedelic Suds Soap resembles that of a lava lamp. Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base is used to make the base of this soap recipe, and Goats Milk Soap Base is used to make the colorful parts of the recipe. Straws are used to create the colorful soap on the inside of this recipe. For a tropical, fruity touch, we use Aloha Fragrance Oil in this recipe to scent the soap. This recipe uses the colors pink, green, blue, yellow, and orange. The reason behind picking these colors is that they are some of the more vibrant colors in the FUN Soap Colorant collection. We hope you enjoy making this recipe and enjoy the scents associated with this soap. 

 

We covered the soap making recipes associated with Goats Milk Soap Base, now here are some home cooking recipes you can make using goat’s milk. This article has a delicious recipe for goat cheese stuffed mushrooms. Stuffed mushrooms are usually a delicious choice of an appetizer to use for any holiday dinner. These stuffed mushrooms use cremini mushrooms and incorporates a lot of different flavors that blend well with the goat cheese. Another amazing recipe I found was the blueberry, honey, and goats milk monkey bread. This version of monkey bread is great because it uses the tart flavors of the blueberries to counter the sweetness of the monkey bread itself. There are a lot more recipes mentioned in this article, it’s worth it to take a read and consider some of these recipes.

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treatment purposes.

Jan
03

Pink Sangria Soap Recipe


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Pink Sangria Soap RecipePink Sangria Soap Recipe

Fruity beverages always seem to bring an extra sense of brightness into anyone’s life. From the tart taste of lemon to the sweet juiciness of a plum, any kind of fruit can brighten anyone’s day. Nature’s Garden’s Pink Sangria Soap Recipe attempts to bring this same refreshing sensation into anyone’s household. This melt and pour soap recipe is easy for anyone to make. This recipe captures the fruity essence of cherries, oranges, raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries. Below, we mention how you can make your own soap at home that smells just like sangria.

What is Sangria?

The sangria is a drink that has originated from Spain. You can mix this drink using red wine and chopped fruit. Traditionally, you could find this drink served in clay pitchers. Now, you can commonly find sangria mixed into wine glasses. No one has been able to find the true origin of the drink, but it can be traced back to Spain, England, and Greece. The drink has been traced back to the 18th century to another similar drink called Sangaree. The Sangaree was a drink served in the Caribbeans and could be served either iced or hot. There are many different combinations that you can put into the Sangria which make it such a unique drink. Traditionally, this drink can be mixed with any fruit that the user desires to put in it. Some of the fruits that are commonly added include blueberries, strawberries, lemon, grapes, pineapple, and many others. Other additions to Sangria that aren’t unheard of are brandy, sparkling water, and liqueur.

Properties of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour SoapProperties of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap is the soap of choice used in the Pink Sangria Soap Recipe. This soap contains a lot of unique properties, which make it the perfect fit for this recipe. This MP soap base has a translucent color to it that allows embeds to easily show when added to this soap. The shininess of the soap also makes for a nice glistening effect on your end product when you are done making it. For example, in this recipe, we used this soap because it allows the vibrancy of the fruit soap embeds to show the best. Another great property of this soap, as with any other melt and pour soap, is that it has a high moisturizing content. This soap contains 99.5% glycerin and deodorized distilled coconut oil.

 

Ingredients:
Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
FUN Soap Colorant Ultramarine Violet
Sangria Punch Fragrance Oil
FUN Soap Colorant Black Oxide
FUN Soap Colorant Neon Pink
Da Bomb Soap Dye Red
FUN Soap Colorant Eye Poke Orange
FUN Soap Colorant Tomato Red
Mitre Box
Cutter For Mitre Box

Other Ingredients & Equipment You’ll Need:
Cutting Board
Scale
Microwave safe containers
Large Knife
Microwave
Mixing Spoons
Loaf Molds (2)
Strawberries Mold (all fruit molds found at www.flexiblemolds.com)
Berries Mold 
Mini Cherries Mold 
Lemon/Lime Slices Mold 

 

Preparing the Orange Soap EmbedsPreparing the Orange Soap Embeds

The first fruit that will be included in our pink sangria soap is orange slices. So, we will start by creating these embeds. The first step is to melt 60 grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base. Thoroughly melt the soap in the microwave in 30-second intervals until it is a liquid state, stirring in between each 30-second burst. Once melted, add 4 drops of the Eye Poke Orange FUN Soap Colorant and 3 grams of the Sangria Fragrance Oil.  Stir to blend the ingredients together. Make sure that the orange color and the fragrance oil fully incorporate into the soap. Then, pour the orange soap into the orange slices mold.

Setting up the Orange Soap EmbedsSetting up the Orange Soap Embeds

After pouring the soap, spray it with rubbing alcohol to release any air bubbles. You want to allow adequate time for the soap to setup in the mold. Once the soap sets up, remove the embeds from the mold. Finally, you can set the orange slice embeds aside. They will be used in a later step.

 

 

 

Preparing and Setting up the Soap Cherry EmbedsPreparing and Setting up the Soap Cherry Embeds

The next fruit that goes into a sangria is cherries. So, the next embeds we need to create are the cherry soaps. To start off, you want to melt 30 grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. Make sure that the soap is thoroughly melted. Melting the soap thoroughly will ensure that the cherry soap embeds are as smooth as possible. Once the soap has melted, add 3 drops of the tomato red FUN Soap Colorant and 1 gram of the Sangria Fragrance Oil. Stir the soap thoroughly to completely mix the red colorant and the fragrance oil.  Pour the red soap into the cherries mold and allow enough time to setup. When the soap appears completely hard, remove it from the mold. 

Preparing and Setting up the Blackberry Soap EmbedsPreparing and Setting up the Blackberry Soap Embeds

The next fruit that goes into a sangria is blackberries. So, the next soap embeds we will be making for the Pink Sangria Soap Recipe are the blackberries. To start out, weigh out and melt 150 grams of Natures Garden’s Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base. Completely melt the soap base before moving on. To the melted soap, you want to add 11 drops of the Ultramarine Violet, 2 drops of the Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant, and 7 grams of the Sangria Fragrance Oil. Stir the colors thoroughly into the soap until everything is thoroughly blended. Pour the dark purple melted soap into the berries mold. Set aside and allow adequate time for the soap embeds to completely setup. Once setup, remove them from the mold.

Preparing and Setting Up the Raspberry Soap EmbedsPreparing and Setting Up the Raspberry Soap Embeds

The next fruit that goes into a sangria is raspberries. Thus, the next soap embeds to make are the red raspberries. To start out, you want to weigh out and melt 150 grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base. Melt the soap base thoroughly before moving on. Next, add 2 drops of the Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant, 3 drops of the Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant, 3 drops of the Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant, and 7 grams of the Sangria Fragrance Oil. Completely stir the soap until all of the colors have blended together. You want to see a solid, uniform red raspberry color when you are done. Also, make sure to completely mix in the fragrance oil as well. Then, pour the red soap into the berries mold. Allow adequate time for the soap to setup and solidify. Once setup, remove the raspberry embeds from the mold.

Preparing and Setting Up the Strawberry Soap EmbedsPreparing and Setting Up the Strawberry Soap Embeds

The final fruit that goes into a sangria is strawberries. Thus, we are now going to create the strawberry soap embeds.  Start out by melting 230 grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. Since there is more soap base here, allow adequate time for this soap to melt completely. After the soap is completely melted, add 11 grams of the Sangria Fragrance Oil and 10 drops of the Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant.  Stir the soap completely to allow the red color to mix in, as well as the Sangria Punch Fragrance Oil. Pour the melted red soap into the strawberries mold. Since the strawberries are thicker than the previous fruits that were made, you want to allow more time for these to set up. When you are pulling the strawberry embeds out of the molds, ensure that their centers aren’t liquid anymore. When you are sure they are completely solid, remove the strawberries from the mold.

Preparing the Soap BasePreparing the Soap Base

Now that all of the fruit soap embeds are done, the last of the soap to melt is the filling of the loaf portion of the soap mold. This portion is what holds all of the fruit soap embeds in place in the soap and represents the pink sangria portion of the soap. To do this, first, weigh out and melt 1650 grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base. Once again, you will need to melt the soap in the microwave in 30-second intervals. Next, add one drop of the Da Bomb Soap Dye and 82 grams of the Sangria Fragrance Oil to the melted soap base. Stir the ingredients together to completely incorporate the soap dye and the fragrance oil.  We have used the Da Bomb Soap Dye from Natures Garden for this portion. This will allow the clear soap base to maintain a translucent appearance.

Pouring and Finishing the SoapPouring and Finishing the Soap

Get the loaf molds out. Take the fruit molds you made earlier, and add them to the loaf molds. Position the fruit in the molds so they are adequately spaced, and there is a variety in each loaf mold. Adding variety to each soap mold will ensure that they look as colorful as possible when they come out of the molds. Next, pour the soap base from the previous step into the loaf molds, over the fruit embeds. Fill the loaf molds to cover everything inside of it. If you choose, you can spray the soap with rubbing alcohol.  However, we wanted our soap to have a bubbly look so we chose not to spray this portion. Once the soap is completely setup, remove it from the molds. The last step is to slice your soap using the mitre box and mitre box cutter. Your Pink Sangria Soap Recipe is now ready to be used. You can use them in the bathroom, or in the kitchen, take your pick, We hope you enjoyed this melt and pour soap recipe!

Note:

Testing of these recipes is your responsibility. Nature’s Garden is not responsible for the use of our products, and is completely under the discretion of the user who uses them. It is under your responsibility to comply with FDA regulations if you plan to sell or make any of our recipes for your own personal gain. Nature’s Garden can’t offer any advice on how to use or where to purchase any ingredients that you use in this recipe that we don’t sell. 

Sangria is a delicious fruity drink that incorporates a bunch of different fruits. There are many other fruity, non-alcoholic cocktails that you can make too at home. My favorite drink out of this list is the Piña Colada. This tropical drink has a Spanish name that translates to Pineapple and Strained (the strains of coconut). Another refreshing drink in this list is the Bahama Mama. This drink is similar to the sangria in which it incorporates a lot of different fruits. The Bahama Mama uses grapefruit, grenadine, orange juice, and a lot of different fruits. Next time the weather gets really hot, try making one of these drinks and refresh yourself.

Oct
18

Sandalwood Scented Candle Project


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Sandalwood Scented Candle ProjectSandalwood Scented Candle Project

Finding new recipes to incorporate into your home to create new family traditions, or into your business to invite more customers can be very exciting, especially around this time of year. The season of giving is just around the corner and we know that plenty of people are searching for inventive gift ideas for their family members. Our Sandalwood Scented Candle Project will give you just that! Sure, a book, a coffee mug, or a blanket are cute gifts to give, but why not try out something new and more personalized?! Homemade candles could be just what you are looking for! Being able to create a candle from scratch to give someone as a present around the holidays is special and unique. Plus, who doesn’t love a candle?

In this blog we are going to to be sharing with you the Natures Garden homemade Sandalwood candle recipe! This is one of our chunky candle recipes, which we only have a few of. Chunky candles are a new, exciting and creative way to start making candles. This fun idea is one that we originally came up with in order to ease the process of candle making by eliminating the step of re-pouring when making votive candles. This step can eat up a lot of extra time in the work station, which is not ideal. To see how these chunky votive candles are made, check out the Natures Garden class that explains how to make chunky candles. Without further ado, let’s get started on this Sandalwood scented candle project!

Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Other Supplies That You Will Need:

16 oz. Glass Apothecary Jar
Scale
Mixing Spoons
Knife
Hot Glue Gun and Stick
Toothpicks
Pot (For Double Boiler)

Pillar of Bliss Wax

Natures Garden Pillar of Bliss Wax is made up of more than 50% soy wax that is blended with paraffin wax. This wax is great to use for poured votive candles, pillar candles, candle wax tarts, and embeds! Our Pillar of Bliss wax comes in a granulated form and also has great fragrance retention. It is a harder wax than our Joy Wax, which makes it an easier wax to work with when making molds. Natures Garden has plenty of fun options when it comes to making candles in molds, such as coffee cups, foods, hearts, animals, and sports! Pillar of Bliss is a great wax to use for these.

Weigh Out the Pillar of Bliss Candle WaxWeigh Out the Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax

For the first step in this project, you will need to use a scale to weigh out 120 grams of the Natures Garden Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax.  After the wax has been weighed out, use a double boiler to melt the wax. Allow it to melt until it reaches a temperature of 195°F, which you can continue checking with the thermometer. 

Color Blocks Dye

After the Pillar of Bliss Wax has melted, we are going to incorporate the chocolate color blocks dye. Natures Garden now carries many new colors in the color blocks! They each weigh between 0.5-1 ounce and are very easy to use in any of our candle waxes. A little goes a long way with these, and depending on the color you are trying to achieve, it can be adjusted by adding more or less of the dye. On our website some of the options you can choose from are red, orange, pink, yellow, white, black, caramel, and chocolate, which we will be using in this recipe.

Add the Chocolate Candle ColorantAdd the Chocolate Candle Colorant

For this Sandalwood recipe, measure out about three grams of the chocolate color block, and make sure to use a scale to ensure accuracy. Add small amounts of the chocolate color in order to reach the desired shade. Add this to the melted Pillar of Bliss Wax. Be sure not to add too much of the chocolate color block to the wax, as it can end up clogging the wick and affecting the way that your candle will burn.

Combine the wax with the colorant by stirring both of them together. To ensure that you are achieving the correct color, there are some ways that you can test it. One way of doing this is by placing a small amount of the wax on a white paper plate using a spoon. You will be able to see the true color of the wax once it has had time to set up. Add more of the color block to your Pillar of Bliss Wax in small amounts if it is needed.

Sandalwood Fragrance OilSandalwood Fragrance Oil

We have over eight hundred fragrance oils to choose from at Natures Garden. All of our fragrances are 100% concentrated, and this one is no different. Our signature Sandalwood fragrance has a very woody scent, which contains hints of both cedar wood and sandalwood.  The scents of jasmine and rose also come out in this fragrance oil, which adds to the distinct softness of sandalwood. The aroma that it gives off is both strong and wonderful. We use this Sandalwood Fragrance Oil in our homemade Sandalwood Bath Bomb and Sandalwood Soap recipes as well.

Adding the Sandalwood Fragrance Oil

Once your candle wax has reached the correct chocolate color, you will need to weigh out 12 grams of the Natures Garden Sandalwood fragrance oil on a scale and add it to the wax. After this has been added, stir the wax once again to fully blend all of the ingredients together before putting the wax into molds.

Molding Your Candle WaxMolding Your Candle Wax

The next step in this recipe is to pull out the 4-loaf silicone mold. Use each of the cavities in the 4-loaf silicone mold to pour some of the melted wax into. Allow enough time for the poured in wax to setup and harden.

Cutting Your Candle ChunksCutting Your Candle Chunks

Once the wax has had time to set, you can then pop each of the loafs out and remove them from the mold.  Then, using a knife, you are going to want to cut the wax into square pieces.  When you are finished, your wax should look like little chocolates. You are going to set these pieces aside for the time being.

What Is Joy Wax?

We are going to begin using the Joy Wax for this next step. This product is only available and sold at Natures Garden! A blend of soy wax, different vegetable waxes, food grade paraffin, and other proprietary ingredients makes up our Joy Wax. This is an excellent product to use for candle making because of the way it holds to containers. It is different than the Pillar of Bliss Wax, as it holds very nicely to the sides of jars and has a glossy finish to it. Our Joy Wax gives off amazing cold and hot scent throw with NO curing time necessary! Joy Wax allows you to create candles with rich colors without having to include any additives.

Melting the Joy Wax for Your Sandalwood CandleMelting the Joy Wax for Your Sandalwood Candle

Now that we have learned more about this product, similarly to what you did with the Pillar of Bliss Candle Wax, you are going to weigh out 300 grams of the Joy Wax. After it is measured out, you are going to melt it using the double boiler once again. Continue melting until it reaches a temperature of approximately 200°F, using the thermometer.

Coloring the Joy WaxColoring the Joy Wax

Now that the Joy Wax is melted, the next step is to add a very small amount of the pink color block. We want the color to be a very light pink, so it is important not to add too much color.  Each one of Natures Garden color blocks can create several different shades for products. This includes the pink color block, which can provide candles with a nice variety of pink shades. Once again, you will probably need less than a gram of this color block because we want it to come out a fairly light shade of pink. Stir to completely blend the colorant with the candle wax.

Adding the Sandalwood Fragrance OilAdding the Sandalwood Fragrance Oil

After the pink color block is thoroughly mixed with the Joy Wax, you will need to measure out and add 30 grams of the Sandalwood Fragrance Oil.  In order to completely incorporate the Sandalwood fragrance oil, stir the mixture together.

Adding the Candle WicksAdding the Candle Wicks

Now that everything has been mixed together evenly, the time has come to add your wicks to the jar!  The CD candle wicks at Natures Garden are precut, prewaxed, and pretabbed. They come in various sizes, including CD 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, and 22. Here is a helpful chart on what size wicks you will need depending on the size of your candle jar or container. In order to get the candle wicks to stick in your jar, you can use a hot glue gun with a hot glue stick to get them to adhere to the candle wax.  Evenly place the candle wicks in the jar and make sure they are centered. We used two CD-12 wicks in our 16 ounce apothecary jar.

Setting Up Your Finished Sandalwood CandleSetting Up Your Finished Sandalwood Candle

Pour the melted wax into the 16 oz. glass apothecary candle jar that you have. Now it is time to retrieve your chocolate colored cubes that were set aside earlier and gently drop them into the jar.  It is important that you make sure to keep the wicks remain straight and centered as you are doing this.

 

Curing the CandleCuring the Candle

Before trimming the wicks that you set up, allow enough time for your candle to fully harden. Also allow enough time for the candle to cure if you choose to do so.

 

Using Your Sandalwood CandleUsing Your Sandalwood Candle

Once your homemade Sandalwood Candle has had enough time to cure, it will be all ready to burn. Simply trim your wicks prior to lighting it. We hope that you enjoyed making this homemade Sandalwood Candle Project as much as we did!

More Fun With Chunky Candles

Just when you thought you couldn’t have anymore fun, you can also make chunky pillar candles! Stay tuned for a recipe on how to make chunky pillar candles soon. In the meantime, check out these fabulous metal candle pillar molds that you can use to make more chunky candles! They come in different shapes including octagonal, circular, and square. You can use these containers to make your Chunky Votive candles, and they can last forever if they are taken care of properly. Besides Sandalwood, another one of our homemade chunky candles is the Apple Dumpling Candle. We also have a recipe for a Chunky Lip Balm which is another one that utilizes the same idea.

More About Sandalwood

You can also check out this article written by Meenakshi Nagdeve about some of the benefits that Sandalwood. She discusses sandalwood as an oil and its properties, as well as talking about its importance in certain cultures and religions. Nagdeve also mentions the health benefits of sandalwood, some of which include that it is an anti-inflammatory, it can help with skin care, and can even aid in memory.

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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!

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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!