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Jan
18

20 Valentine’s Day Craft Recipes


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20 Valentine's Day Craft Recipes20 Valentine’s Day Craft Recipes

If your a crafter, a soaper, or just somebody who looks for something unique to create, you are usually on the lookout for homemade craft recipes to give your loved ones, or to create for your customers or clients. In my humble opinion, homemade is the best. It says,”I took the time to create this for you. I made it special for you and I added a bunch of love to it!” So if you’re looking for some innovative creations to add to your Valentine’s Day line of soaps, candles, bath and body products, then start here first! Our Nature’s Garden team have come up with 20 easy, handmade creative ways to say, “I love you”. So here you have it, 20 Valentine’s Day Craft Recipes and we hope you find something fun to add to your recipe box!

 

20 Valentine's Day Crafts Valentine's Day Bouquet Recipe20 Valentine’s Day Crafts Valentine’s Day Bouquet Recipe

This Valentine’s Day Bouquet isn’t your ordinary bunch of flowers! It’s a unique display of melt and pour soap and aroma beads that will send your nose into overdrive! Using our Goat’s Milk melt and pour soap, some heart-shaped molds and our Dare to be Sexy fragrance oil, you will create some fun “soap lollipops” Add a little Diamond Mica to the hearts before they set up will add some pretty bling to make it pop! They air fresheners are just as easy to make also! Using our aroma beads, a little red candle dye, a shake of some Diamond Mica, our Angel Love fragrance oil and you are ready to make some heart shaped decorations to hang wherever you want it to smell good! (HINT! They make awesome car fresheners!) How big would the wow factor be with this creation? Pretty big, I think!

 

20 Valentine's Day Crafts Passion Massage Oil Recipe20 Valentine’s Day Craft Recipes Passion Massage Oil Recipe

Here’s a wonderful recipe to create your own massage oil! Nothing says I love you like giving (or receiving)  a well-deserved massage at the end of a long, tiring day with our Passion Massage Oil recipe.  We have used Fractionated Coconut Oil and Vitamin E, which is so beneficial to the skin. Coconut Oil will hydrate and leave the skin feeling soft, smooth and nourished and Vitamin E is a wonderful source of antioxidants that help keep your skin looking young and refreshed. We have chosen our Aromatherapy Passion fragrance oil that is collection of fragrance and essential oils. It is a romantic combination of roses, lilac, jasmine, gardenia and hyacinth. We’ve added pink rose petals not just for looks, but for the added scent of roses and to help increase a sense of relaxation.

 

20 Valentine's Day Crafts Perfectly Pampered Shaving Soap Recipe20 Valentine’s Day Craft Recipes Perfectly Pampered Shaving Soap Recipe

How about pampering your legs once in a while? Give this Perfectly Pampered Shaving Soap recipe a try. It’s so easy to make and your legs will feel silky soft, smooth and hydrated. Using our Yogurt Melt and Pour soap, which contains no SLS or harsh detergents, rose clay powder for natural color, added gentle exfoliation and anti-inflammatory benefits, you will create something incredibly easy that your legs will love. We’ve infused the soap with our Cannabis Rose Type fragrance oil which is a blend of Bulgarian rose,  pomegranate flower, bergamot, cannabis accord, sheer jasmine, dark chocolate, white musk, patchouli, and oolong tea. Incredibly unique and special! With a sweet, added touch of rose petals you will have a wonderful creation that your customers, or family members will love!

 

20 Valentine's Day Crafts Pink Salt Bath Bomb Recipe20 Valentine’s Day Craft Recipes Pink Salt Bath Bomb Recipe

Bath bombs are so popular! Kids love them! They’re fun to use and they make bath time that smells amazing and creates a relaxing environment! Bath salts are also popular and even good for your skin. Salt contains iron which your body needs to stay healthy. These Pink Salt Bath Bombs are a perfect combination of fun and beneficial. We use our coarse and fine grained bath salts, and bentonite clay powder which helps harden the bath bomb and prevent it from being crumbly. Our Che Bella Donna fragrance oil is the  essence of opulence and femininity and is personified through sparkling citrus notes mingling with romantic floral notes of heady tuberose, lily and sassy carnation. This fragrance is similar to Paris by Yves Saint Laurent. A recipe that is simple, lovely and would be a wonderful addition to your bath bomb collection.

 

20 Valentine's Day Crafts Valentine's Day Candle Recipe20 Valentine’s Day Craft Recipes Valentine’s Day Candle Recipe

Here is a super fun and a tantalizing smelling Valentine’s Day candle that will smell like a chocolate covered cherry has landed in your lap! Using joy wax and pillar of bliss, it’s simple to create, yet looks complicated. With pink, red and white layers of pillar of bliss and a “whipped” topping of joy wax. your candle will look almost too pretty to burn. With the scent of Chocolate Covered Cherries fragrance oil, that smells true to its name, you will be glad to burn it. This candle is a definite must-try for those that enjoy creating a beautiful candle.

 

20 Valentine's Day Crafts Chocolate Dipped Bath Fizzies Recipe20 Valentine’s Day Craft Recipes Chocolate Dipped Bath Fizzies Recipe

Here’s a fun and easy recipe that looks more like you baked instead of created! These Chocolate Dipped Bath Fizzies look good enough to eat! In fact, with the fragrance scent of Chocolate Lovers Type fragrance oil, they will smell good enough to eat. Pure chocolate and vanilla will permeate the air before you even go to toss one in the tub! They look like true chocolate marshmallow pops! You may have to put a warning label on them to not take a bite!

 

20 Valentine's Day Crafts Valentine's Day Cupcake Candle Recipe20 Valentine’s Day Craft Recipes Valentine’s Day Cupcake Candle Recipe

Here are some Valentine’s Day Cupcake Candles that are begging to be made. Super simple ingredients like Pillar of Bliss and Joy Wax, you can “bake” up a dozen of these in no time! What a cute display they would make! With a “whipped” topping created from Joy Wax and some cute heart shaped “candies” on top, you will have a truly adorable creation! We used our Cinnamon Yum Yum fragrance oil that smells of danish, clove, and cinnamon, followed by vanilla and a touch of nuts. A truly yummy fragrance for this cupcake candle!

 

220 valentine's Day Craft Recipes Glamour Aroma Bead Air Fresheners 0 Valentine’s Day Craft Recipes Glamour Aroma Bead Air Fresheners Recipe

This little craft is so simple to make! Just a few ingredients and you will have some wonderful air fresheners to glam up any place you want to smell good. Cars, bathrooms, purses, gym bags, lockers! You name it!  You can have good smells wherever you go! These Glamour Aroma Bead Air Fresheners are scented with I’m too Sexy fragrance oil. This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is Hollywood, glamour, and attitude!  Spicy notes with hints of fruit lead to the luxurious floral signature of this scent that boasts, I am too sexy to even be a fragrance!

 

20 Valentine's Day Crafts Foaming Bath Jelly Recipe20 Valentine’s Day Craft Recipes Foaming Bath Jelly Recipe

Bath bombs, Bath fizzies, Foaming Sugar Scrubs! Those are the most popular bath water additions. While there is nothing wrong with any of them, how about something different? Squishy? Jiggly? Not to mention wiggly? Curious yet? It’s Foaming Bath Jelly! Yep, jelly! This is our basic recipe, but you could totally get creative with how you present this. You can store it in jars, mold it, or keep it simple and cut it into squares! No matter how you do it, it’s easy and fun and adds something different to relaxation time! We’ve used our Kissing and Telling fragrance oil, This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a flirty, colorful blend of succulent purple passion fruit, burgundy Tuscan grapes, sun-kissed yellow peonies, fragrant vanilla orchids, and just a hint of fresh greenery.  Compare to VS bombshell. A yummy smell for a fun bath jelly!

 

20 Valentine's Day Craft Recipes Hearts a Flutter20 Valentine’s Day Craft Recipes Hearts a Flutter Soap Recipe

This soap may look like it was hard to create, but with the use of Shea and Diamond Clear melt and pour soap, and whipped soap base, it really couldn’t be simpler! Family members, customers and clients will be impressed when you display this Hearts A Flutter Soap recipe! With fluffy, pink whipped soap and soap shaped hearts on top, it’s going to look like a slice of cake instead of a slice of soap! You may need to warn people to not take a bite! We’ve used our very popular Lick Me All Over fragrance oil that smells of yummy raspberries, cantaloupe and watermelon! This is a definite recipe you are going to want to try!

 

20 Valentine's Day Crafts Silky Shimmering Body Powder Recipe20 Valentine’s Day Craft Recipe Silky Shimmering Body Powder Recipe

We’ve done soaps, candles, aroma beads, now lets talk body powder. Creating something like Silky Shimmering Body Powder could not be simpler. With just a few ingredients such as corn starch, a touch of cocoa butter and of course our Lovely in Lace fragrance oil and you have a light, airy powder to dust on yourself whenever you want to feel refreshed. With a bit of Diamond Mica added in you will also give yourself a little sparkle, and we all deserve to shine a little no matter what time of day it is!

 

20 Valentine's Day Crafts  Foaming Rose Petal Bath Bombs Recipe20 Valentine’s Day Craft Recipe Foaming Rose Petal Bath Bombs Recipe

Here we have a very pretty Rose Petal Bath Bomb recipe that would be a perfect addition to a Valentine’s Day gift basket! Bath bombs are always popular and these would be no exception. With the help of SCI, or Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, you will have a sudsy bath bomb that smells of our Moonlight Tuberose fragrance oil. A light scent of pear, green apple, tuberose, jasmine and touch of vanilla. A very exquisite scent. With the added touch of pink rose petals to lend to the fragrance, your bath time will make you feel like your at a luxurious spa!

 

20 Valentine's Day Crafts Solid Glittered Perfume Recipe20 Valentine’s Day Craft Recipes Solid Glittered Perfume Recipe

Here is a super cute recipe for a perfume that is guaranteed to not spill all over your purse! You can carry this handy little container around and freshen up your scent any time you need to. This Solid Glittered Perfume is so very simple to make! We used our All Natural Lip Balm Base, which is perfect because it can go on your body, not just your lips and some Diamond Mica for sparkle. We’ve scented this with our Obsessed fragrance oil, which smells of orange, bergamot, musk and sandalwood. You can make a dozen or more of these and give them out as a party favor or just because!

 

20 Valentine's Day Crafts Stacked Hearts Soap Recipe20 Valentine’s Day Craft Recipes Stacked Hearts Soap Recipe

These adorable Stacked Hearts Soap will look like you took forever to make,  but with our melt and pour soap base, some Fun Soap colorants, you have yourself a gift that your family, friends or customers are going to be impressed over. Not because it’s so cute, but because inside the soap you will leave a special laminated love message that you chose to share!  We used our yummy Passionate Kisses fragrance oil that smells raspberries, blackberries and strawberries with a touch of rose! This is a definite keeper for your Valentine’s Day line!

 

20 Valentine's Day Crafts Rose Violet Bath Melts Recipe20 Valentine’s Day Craft Recipe Rose Violet Bath Melts Recipe

Bath Melts are a wonderful way to add some nourishing skin benefits to your bath water while you just soak away. Our Rose Violet Bath Melts contain Shea, Mango and Cocoa butter as the main ingredients, your skin will feel so soft, supple and hydrated! We’ve incorporated beet root powder, not just for natural colorant but it’s high levels of nutrients!. Beet Root powder contains beta carotene, Vitamin C and potassium, just to name a few! We chose NG Rose & Violet Type fragrance oil that is soothing to the soul! A light melody of rose and violet with a touch of musk and coconut! Such a pretty bath melt to display for your customers or just in your bathroom!

 

20 Valentine's Day Crafts Himalayan Pink Salt Scrub Recipe20 Valentine’s Day Craft Recipes Himalayan Pink Salt Scrub Recipe

Salt scrubs are amazing! This Himalayan Pink Salt Scrub fits in that amazing category! Not only does salt act as a natural exfoliate, but it contains minerals such as iodine which is very beneficial to the body! Since it’s pink, it would be a perfect addition to any Valentine’s Day gift basket! We used our very popular Pink Sugar fragrance oil that smells of cotton candy, lemon drops and raspberry jam! A perfect, pink fragrance for a perfect, pink scrub!

 

20 Valentine's Day Crafts Scented Valentine Glitter Shoes Recipe20 Valentine’s Day Craft Recipes Scented Valentine Glitter Shoes Recipe

Are you heading out this Valentine’s Day? Looking for a unique way to show off your crafting skills? These Scented Valentine Glitter Shoes are the definite way to go! Not only will you stand out with the sparkle from the glitter, but the scent of those popular red hot candies will follow you everywhere you go! This craft is so easy! With some glue, a pair of shoes (it doesn’t really matter what color, but I say go Red or go home!) and our Red Hot Cinnamon fragrance oil, you will be turning some heads!

 

20 Valentine's Day Crafts Wine Gel Wax Candles Recipe20 Valentine’s Day Craft Recipes Wine Gel Wax Candles Recipe

Candles don’t have to be in any old container! You can make a candle into a wine glass! I say, why not? These Wine Gel Wax Candle recipe would be perfect for any celebration decor, but would look awesome for a Valentine’s Day dinner or get-together! Gel wax is easy to use and the end process gives you the impression you have a wine glass full of White Zinfadel Wine. In fact, our White Zinfadel Wine fragrance oil is what inspired us to create this fun and innovative candle. Enjoy the compliments you will receive when you display this creation!

 

20 Valentine's Day Crafts Metallic Kiss Soap Recipe20 Valentine’s Day Craft Recipes Metallic Kiss Soap Recipe

The things you can create with our Melt and Pour soap base is never ending! If you are looking for a fun, and quick Valentine’s Day gift to create this Metallic Kiss Soap recipe is perfect! Using our Diamond melt and pour soap base so we could get a good color to the lips! We have included a variety Fun Soap colors mixtures you can choose from, such as silver, pink pearl, rose gold and gold! We also chose our You Sexy Thing fragrance oil that smells of freesia, jasmine and orchid. An exotic floral fantasy!  Have fun creating and then enjoy giving these “kisses” out to your friends or family!

 

20 Valentine's Day Crafts Strawberries and Cream Wax Melts Recipe20 Valentine’s Day Craft Recipes Strawberries and Cream Wax Melts Recipe

I love strawberries with a big dollop of homemade whipped cream on top! So yummy and so summery! These Strawberries and Cream Wax Melts look like a sweet treat to eat and are so easy to create! Using Pillar of Bliss for the wafer part of your “cookie” and Joy Wax for the “creamy center”, your customers or friends will be wanting to know if they can just take a nibble! We chose our Strawberries and Cream fragrance oil that smells like strawberries and whipped cream! So sweet and delicious, your house will smell like a summertime dessert!

So there you go! Whether you are new to soaping, candle making or just looking for something fun to make, these 20 Valentine’s Day Craft recipes are a good place to start! They are simple, fun and help you find that inner creative spark we know you have inside! Have fun, create and enjoy!

 

 

Dec
11

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe


This entry was posted in cold process soap, Fragrance Oils, Natures Garden, Soap making supplies, Valentines Day Recipe, Valentines Scents and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap RecipeStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe

With Valentine’s Day not too far away, you might be thinking about the soap you will be creating.  Perhaps you are testing new fragrance oils to add to your cp soap line.  Now is the time to your Valentines cold process soaps ready so that they have time to cure.  So, we thought this recipe might help you out.  Our strawberries and champagne cp soap recipe uses, what else, Natures Garden’s Strawberries and Champagne Type Fragrance Oil.  This swirled soap recipe uses magenta, red, and champagne colored soap in these loaves.  In addition, we added both strawberries and champagne bottle embeds to top the soap off.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Lye
Sunflower Oil
Shea Butter
Macadamia Nut Oil
Lanolin Oil USP Liquid
Sweet Almond Oil
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Mango Butter
Apricot Kernel Oil
Strawberry and Champagne Type Fragrance Oil
Silicone 4 Loaf Mold
Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible
Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Champagne Bottle Embed Mold
24K Gold Mica Pigment
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
Ultramarine FUN Soap Colorant
Cutter for Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety GLOVES for Soap Making- 1 pair
Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
Safety MASK for Soap Making- 2 count
THERMOMETER
White 8 oz Bullet Bottle
24/410 Fine Mist Sprayer

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Other Equipment and Supplies You Will Need

Scale
Water
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Stick Blender
Rubber Spatula
Granulated Sugar
Rubbing Alcohol (in a spray bottle)
Vinegar
Strawberries Mold (from www.flexiblemolds.com)

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Strawberry EmbedsStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Strawberry Embeds

First, we will prepare our strawberry embeds.  For this recipe, we will need about 15-20 strawberries for the top of our strawberries and champagne CP soap recipe.  We will use the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap when we prepare your strawberry embeds.  These strawberries will be red and used on top of our swirled strawberry and champagne soap.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for Your Strawberry Embeds

330 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
16 grams Strawberries and Champagne Type Fragrance Oil
5 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
2 drops Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Creating Your Strawberry EmbedsStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Creating Your Strawberry Embeds

First, weigh out 330 grams of your Natures Garden Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base.  Then, use your microwave oven to melt the soap.  You need to melt the soap in 30 second intervals until the base is in a liquid state.  Once your soap is melted, add 16 grams Strawberries and Champagne Type Fragrance Oil.  Stir to incorporate your Strawberry and Champagne Type Fragrance Oil.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Creating Your Strawberry EmbedsFinally, we will be adding the red color to the soap. So, to your melted soap base, add 5 drops of Natures Garden Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant and 2 drops of your Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant.  Then, once again, mix to incorporate the pink and red soap colorants.

 

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Creating Your Strawberry EmbedsLastly, pour the red soap base into the strawberries mold.  Once the soap is in the mold, spray your red soap with rubbing alcohol.  Spraying your soap with rubbing alcohol will help remove any air bubbles that are on the surface of the soap.  Allow the embeds to setup before removing the strawberries from your mold.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Champagne Bottle EmbedsStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Champagne Bottle Embeds

Now, we will prepare the champagne bottle embeds for the top of your cold process soap.  This time the embeds will be colored a shimmery gold.  Once again, we will be using Natures Garden’s Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  So, go ahead and get your soap out and ready to cut.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for Your Champagne Bottle Embeds

180 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
9 grams Strawberry and Champagne Fragrance Oil
A pinch of 24K Gold Diamond Dust (mixed with a few grams of Vegetable Glycerin)

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Creating Your Champagne Bottle EmbedsStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Creating Your Champagne Bottle Embeds

First, let’s prepare gold colorant that we will be using when creating your champagne bottle embeds.  In a small bowl, add just pinch, less than a gram, of 24K gold mica pigment and use a spoon to mix it with 3-4 grams of vegetable glycerin.  Set this aside, it will be used to color your soap once it is melted.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Creating Your Champagne Bottle EmbedsNext, weigh out 180 grams of your Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  Once again, melt your soap base in 30-second intervals until the soap is completely melted.  Then, add 9 grams Strawberry and Champagne Fragrance Oil.  Mix to incorporate the fragrance oil.  Finally, add the colorant you prepared.  Again, mix to incorporate the gold color.  Lastly, pour the melted soap base into the mold, spray it with rubbing alcohol, and allow it to setup.  Remove your champagne bottle embeds from the molds.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Creating Your CP Soap 

With the exception of the embeds you just created, your soap will be cold process soap.  You will be creating a total of four one pound loaves of soap.  If you have never made cold process soap before, click here For Basic CP Soap Making Class. Also, before attempting to make any cold process soap, please become familiar with Soap Making Safety Class.  Prior to starting, make sure you have all of the proper safety gear on.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Weights for CP Soap Ingredients

517 grams Water
196 grams Lye (Sodium Hydroxide)

272 grams Sunflower Oil
272 grams Mango Butter
244 grams Fractionated Coconut Oil
136 grams Apricot Kernel Oil
136 grams Shea Butter
27 grams Lanolin Oil USP Liquid
136 grams Macadamia Nut Oil
136 Sweet Almond Oil
91 grams Strawberries and Champagne Type Fragrance Oil

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Weights for CP Soap Colorants
Total Colorant Weights for Dark Magenta CP Soap:

14 grams Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
4 grams Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

Total Colorant Weights for Light Magenta CP Soap:

10 grams Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
1 gram Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

Total Colorant Weights for Red CP Soap:

10 grams Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
5 grams Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant

Total Colorant Weights for Champagne Colored CP Soap:

2 grams 24K Gold Mica Pigment
(mixed with a little bit of your oils)

Total Colorant Weights for White CP Soap:

20 grams Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible
(mixed with a little bit of your oils)

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Lye SolutionStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Lye Solution

First, we will be preparing our lye solution. In a mixing bowl weigh out 517 grams of your distilled water.  Then, slowly add 196 grams of lye (sodium hydroxide).  Next, slowly mix until all of your lye is dissolved.  Also, use caution and remember to always add your lye to the water.  You never want to add the water to the lye.  Once you have mixed your lye, you will need to wait for it to cool.  Let the temperature of your lye solution to drop to room temperature.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your OilsStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Oils

Next, we will prepare oil oils and butters.  Weigh out and melt 272 grams Sunflower Oil, 272 grams Mango Butter, 244 grams Fractionated Coconut Oil, 136 grams Apricot Kernel Oil, 136 grams Shea Butter, 136 grams Macadamia Nut Oil, 136 Sweet Almond Oil, and 27 grams Lanolin Oil USP Liquid.  Allow the temperature to drop to room temperature.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your ColorantsStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Colorants

While you are waiting, prepare the cp soap colorants.  You will need 5 bowls.  You will later be adding about 225 grams of soap batter to each bowl.  Make sure the bowls are large enough to add this amount.  Below will outline the colorants we used for this recipe.  Once you have prepared each bowl, you can set them aside, for now.  We will come back to them in just a bit.

Bowl 1:  14 grams Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
4 grams Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

Bowl 2:  10 grams Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
1 gram Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

Bowl 3:  10 grams Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
5 grams Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant

Bowl 4:  2 grams 24K Gold Mica Pigment (mixed with a little bit of your oils)

Bowl 5:  20 grams Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible (mixed with a little bit of your oils)

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Mixing Everything TogetherStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Mixing Everything Together

Next, we will be mixing everything together.  We will do this at room temperature.  When soaping at room temperature, your batter, in most cases, will thick much more slowly, than if you soap at a hotter temperature.  So, when you need more time to work, like when you are creating a swirled soap, we highly recommend soaping at room temperature.  Now, once both the lye solution and oils have come to room temperature, pour the lye solution into the bowl containing the oils.  Then, stick blend to emulsify them.  Finally, add 91 grams of Strawberry and Champagne Type Fragrance Oil.  Once again, stick blend your batter to incorporate the fragrance oil.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Separating Your Soap BatterStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Separating Your Soap Batter

Next, you will need to separate your soap batter.  We will be adding our soap batter to the bowls of colorants you prepared earlier. Most of the bowls need 225 grams of soap batter added.  However, the bowl containing the titanium dioxide should not have any batter added to it.  So, go ahead and add 225 grams of soap batter to each bowl, with the exception of the one containing titanium dioxide.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Separating Your Soap BatterOnce you have separated the colored portion, you will notice you have quite a bit of soap remaining in your larger bowl.  This larger portion, will all be white.  So, add the titanium dioxide to this bowl.  Stick blend to fully mix your colorant. Then, stick blend each of your colored bowls, starting with the lightest color, working your way to the darkest color.

Finally, we will be adding just a little bit of our white soap batter to the soap loaf itself.  You will need to separate 225 grams of your white soap batter.  This is the portion that will be used for our swirl.  Set your remaining larger portion of white batter aside.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Creating Your SwirlStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Creating Your Swirl

Now, you will be creating your swirl.  We will be creating an in the pot swirl.  This type of swirl is done right in your bowl, then poured into the mold.  So, you will first need an empty bowl.  Then, you will need to pour the contents of each of your 225 grams bowls of soap batter into the empty bowl.  However, you want to pour each color in various areas of the bowl.  We will start with your first color, this can be whichever color you choose.  Look at your bowl as if it were a clock.  Pour a little bit of the batter at 12:00, some at 3:00, a bit more at 6:00, etc. Repeat this process with each color until you have used all of your colored batter.  When you finish, the soap in the bowl will look sort of like a color wheel.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Creating Your SwirlLastly, you will need to swirl your soap batter.  This really is as simple as it sounds.  All you will need is a rubber spatula.  Place the spatula in your bowl and swirl in a clockwise manner.  Swirl until you are satisfied with your swirls.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Pouring Your Soap
Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Pouring Your Soap

Next, you will be pouring your soap batter into the mold.  You will need the silicone four loaf mold in front of you.  Pour your soap batter into each cavity of your mold.  Lightly tap the mold on the table to release any air bubbles.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Topping Your SoapStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Topping Your Soap

Finally, you will be topping your soap.  We will add a white fluffy soap on top along with strawberries and champagne bottles.  First, you will need the white soap batter you set aside earlier.  You want to wait until your white soap batter is at a thick frosting like consistency.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Topping Your Soap

Place the white soap batter on top of the swirled soap.  Use your spoon to create peaks in the white soap.  You will need to top each of your four loaves.  So, make sure you do not use more white soap than you need to.

 

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Topping Your Soap
Then, you will be topping your soap with the embeds you created earlier.  So, place strawberries on each loaf.  You want to place about four or five strawberries on each loaf.  Then, place a champagne bottle right next to each strawberry.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Using Your SoapStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Using Your Soap

Allow your soaps to setup for 24-48 hours.  Then, remove the soap from the molds.  Slice each of your soap loaves using your mitre box and cutter.  Finally, you will want to allow your soap to cure before using it.