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Jun
04

Giraffe CP Soap Recipe


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Giraffe CP Soap RecipeGiraffe CP Soap Recipe

If you like fun cp soap recipes, then you are going to love this next soap making recipe! Our Giraffe CP Soap Recipe uses Natures Garden soap making supplies to create a fun cosmetic recipe. This cold process soap has a pattern that looks just like a real giraffe! Plus, this homemade soap recipe has a bright, refreshing scented oil added and fantastic skin loving properties. So, this is a great homemade soap making recipe that you can create right at home.

Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: Clean and Make Preparations

Before you begin creating this cold process soap recipe, you are going to want to gather and clean your soap making equipment. So, you will need to wash any equipment that you are going to need to create this soap recipe. Also, you will want to gather the needed soap making ingredients. Further, you are going to want to clean up some space for you to use as a work area with enough area for you to work comfortably.

Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: Prepare a Bottle of Vinegar

In order to be safe, you will need to prepare a bottle of vinegar before creating your own soap made from scratch. This bottle of vinegar will be useful for deactivating lye if it comes into contact with your skin. Plus, you can use the vinegar to clean your work station after making the cp soap. This will make sure that there isn’t any active lye left behind on your work station. So, you will want to fill a spray bottle with vinegar and set it off to the side until it is needed.

Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: How to Make Soap

If you have never made cold process soap before, then you may want to check out some classes that we have on making cold process soap. First, you will need to make sure that you are familiar with soap making safety. Of course, you can find out how to be safe and make soap correctly in our Soap Making Safety Class. If you would like to get more familiar with cp soap making, then you can Click Here For a Basic CP Soap Making Class

Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: Ingredients Available From Natures Garden

Lye
Argan Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Sunflower Oil
Shea Butter
Mango Seed Butter
Palm Oil
Vegetable Glycerin
Yuzu Fragrance Oil
Red Oxide FUN Soap Colorant 
Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant 
Orange Oxide FUN Soap Colorant  
Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant 
Diamond Dust Mica
Large Rectangle Tray – Mold Market Molds
Mask for Soap Making
Glasses for Soap Making
Gloves for Soap Making

Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: Other Needed Soap Making Ingredients

Distilled Water
Mixing Bowls
Small Bowls
Squeeze Bottles (two)
Spatulas

Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: Weights for Making the Soap

323 grams of Water
120 grams of Lye- Sodium Hydroxide

85 grams of Argan Oil
127 grams of Sweet Almond Oil
85 grams of Palm Oil
127 grams of Fractionated Coconut Oil
170 grams of Shea Butter
127 grams of Sunflower Oil
64 grams of Yuzu Fragrance Oil
127 grams of Mango Butter

Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: Amounts for Beige Soap

3 grams of Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
1 teaspoon of Diamond Dust Mica
3 grams of Vegetable Glycerin

Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: Amounts for Brown Soap

3 drops of Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
3 grams of Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
1 gram of Orange Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
3 grams of Red Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
1 teaspoon of Diamond Dust Mica
3 grams of Vegetable Glycerin

Giraffe CP Soap: Preparing the Lye SolutionGiraffe CP Soap Recipe: Preparing the Lye Solution

First, you are going to need to prepare your lye solution. You will want to wear protective clothes and prepare this solution in well ventilated area. So, weigh out 323 grams of water into the mixing bowl. Next, you will need to weigh out 120 grams of the lye in a separate bowl. Then, you will slowly add the lye to the water while you are stirring with a spatula. Once you have everything mixed, you will need to wait for the solution to cool to room temperature. While you are waiting for the lye solution to cool, you can move on to the next step in the process.

Giraffe CP Soap: Preparing Your Soaping OilsGiraffe CP Soap Recipe: Preparing Your Soaping Oils

Next, you are going to prepare your soap making oils. So, you will want to weigh out 127 grams of Sweet Almond Oil, 85 grams of Argan Oil, 127 grams of Sunflower Oil, 170 grams of Shea Butter, 127 grams of Mango Seed Butter, 3 grams of Vegetable Glycerin, 127 grams of Fractionated Coconut Oil, and 85 grams of Palm Oil. Now, you are going to add melt your oils. Once everything is melted you will want to set this bowl aside for a bit.  You want the temperature of your soaping oils to drop to room temperature.

Giraffe CP Soap: Mixing Your ColorantsGiraffe CP Soap Recipe: Mixing Your Colorants

While you are waiting for your cosmetic oils and lye water to cool down to room temperature, you can start to prepare your soap colorants. You can add each of these colorants to a small bowl and set aside. These will be used later to color your soap batter.

Giraffe CP Soap: Creating the Brown Colorant Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: Creating the Brown Colorant

Now, you are going to prepare the first color for your soap. For the brown colorant, you are going to mix together a few different colorants. You will need 3 drops of Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant, 3 grams of Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant, 1 gram of Orange Oxide FUN Soap Colorant, and 3 grams of Red Oxide FUN Soap Colorant. Then, you will mix in 1 teaspoon of Diamond Dust Mica  and 3 grams of Vegetable Glycerin. After, you can set this bowl aside until your soap batter has been mixed and ready to add color.

Giraffe CP Soap: Creating the Beige Colorant Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: Creating the Beige Colorant

Next, you are ready to create the second soap colorant. You will want to add 3 grams of Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant to the small bowl. Also, you can add in 1 teaspoon of Diamond Dust Mica and 3 grams of Vegetable Glycerin. Then, you are ready to set this bowl aside for the time being.

Giraffe CP Soap: Emulsifying the Cosmetic Ingredients Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: Emulsiying the Cosmetic Ingredients

Now you are going to blend together the cooled lye solution and the melted soap making oils. So, you will need to add the cooled lye solution to your cosmetic oils. This will allow you to create your own soap batter for this soap making recipe. After you have blended everything together, you are ready to move on to the next step in the process.

Giraffe CP Soap: Adding the Fragrance OilGiraffe CP Soap Recipe: Adding the Fragrance Oil

Now, you are ready to add your scented oil to the soap batter. The soap scent that we have included in this cold process soap recipe is the Yuzu Fragrance Oil. The aroma of this fragrance is not just your ordinary grapefruit aroma. The Yuzu fragrance begins with top notes of mandarin, tangerine, lemon satsuma, and ruby red grapefruit. The scent continues with middle notes of bergamot. Finally, the fragrance ends with base notes of oakmoss. Additionally, this scented oil can be mixed with other tropical notes to create a very complex scent of your own! This scent is a fantastic fragrance for making soap.

Giraffe CP Soap: Mixing in the Cosmetic ColorantGiraffe CP Soap Recipe: Mixing in the Cosmetic Colorant

You are ready to add the colorant into your soap batter. First, you are ready to add the yellow soap colorant to the soap batter and blend everything together. This lovely soap recipe will end up being a beige color for your giraffe recipe. Then, you will want to clean off the blender. Second, you are going to blend in the brown colorant into the soap batter. Once everything is mixed together you are ready to move on to the next step.

Giraffe CP Soap: Filling the Squeeze BottlesGiraffe CP Soap Recipe: Filling the Squeeze Bottles

Next, you are going to fill up the colored squeeze bottles for this cosmetic recipe. These squeeze bottles of colored soap are going to be used to fill the soap mold. Plus, these squeeze bottles will be perfect for creating a lovely giraffe pattern. So, you are ready to move on to filling up the soap making mold in the following steps.

Giraffe CP Soap: Adding the First DropsGiraffe CP Soap Recipe: Adding the First Drops

Now, you are ready to begin to fill your soap mold and make your pattern. So, you are going to want to start with the brown colored soap bottle. You are going to add a few sporadic drops through out the mold. You will want to make sure that each of the rectangles in the soap mold has a few drops. These will be the spots of your giraffe pattern. So, you will want to make sure that these brown spots are large enough and spaced out well enough. Then, you will be ready to move on to the next step.

Giraffe CP Soap: Filling in the Beige SoapGiraffe CP Soap Recipe: Filling in the Beige Soap

The second layer will use the beige color of soap to your cosmetic mold. So, you are going to add the beige colored soap to your soap mold. This cold process soap will be used to fill in the background of the giraffe pattern. After filling in this part of the mold, you will want to continue this fun pattern in the following steps.

Giraffe CP Soap: Continue to Layer the ColorsGiraffe CP Soap Recipe: Continue to Layer the Colors

Now, you are going to want to continue to fill up your soap mold. As you add more soap you will want to layer the same color on top of one another. So, you will want to add more brown soap on top of  the brown dots in the soap mold. Then, add more beige soap to fill in the mold. You will need to continue these two steps until you reach the top of the soap mold.

Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: Removing the Soap From the Mold

Once your cp soap has completely set up, you are ready to remove your homemade soap from the cosmetic mold. You will want to wait about 24 to 48 hours to ensure that the soap has set up enough to take out. Once your soap recipe is out of the mold. After you have removed your soap from the mold, you can slice it into individual bars. You will be able to make eight separate bars of soap. Of course, you can cut along the lines to create nine bars of cold process soap.

Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: Finishing the Giraffe Soap Recipe

Since this soap making recipe uses cold process soap, you will want to wait for the soap to cure before using it. Waiting will make sure that the lye has completely reacted and that you homemade soap is ready for your skin. The curing process will take anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks of waiting. After your soap had finished curing, you can finally use your finished giraffe cold process soap!

Giraffe CP Soap Recipe: Baby Giraffe Born

If you love giraffes as much as we do, then you may be interested to learn a bit more about a new baby giraffe that was recently born! This Masai giraffe baby was born not too long ago at the Virginia Zoo and is just so cute! If you check out this article, you can see the pictures of this adorable baby and her mom. So, check out the article called Virginia Zoo Welcomes Baby Giraffe from wtkr news!

Giraffe CP Soap: Reach Out to UsGiraffe CP Soap Recipe: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you have enjoyed the giraffe cp soap recipe! If you have any questions about making this cold process soap recipe, then you can reach out to us to ask.  You can find us by phone, in the store, and online. An easy way to reach out online is through our social media. We are available on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on both Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these platforms to ask questions you may have, but you can share your own cold process soap creations, too! So, we hope to hear from you soon!

Oct
11

What is Passion Flower Used For


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What is Passion Flower Used For?What is Passion Flower Used For?

You may be wondering what our passion flower botanical herb is. Also, you may wonder what is passion flower used for. This second question is especially important for making homemade bath and body recipes! If you are curious, then this is the perfect cosmetic blog for you to use and find out! Of course, Passion Flower from Natures Garden Candle and Soap Supplier is perfect for creating bath and body recipes. Plus, there are all kinds of other cosmetic and medicinal benefits that this herb can provide you. So, there are all kinds of ways that you can use this herb. In this blog, you can learn all about the different benefits that you can have from this botanical herb.

What is Passion Flower Used For?: Growing ConditionsWhat is Passion Flower Used For?: Growing Conditions

Although the passion flower looks beautiful and exotic, it is can actually be found in the United States. Since this unique floral herb can be found in many parts of this country, it is able to survive the colder conditions of winter.  Specifically, this delightful plant will survive best in Hardiness Zone 6. If you are interested in growing this plant for yourself, then check out the link below this blog to a map for areas of the US where this plant thrives! Although these plants can survive the winter months, they will lose their leaves. However, you can bring your plant indoors to bloom all winter long. 

Passionflowers like to be put in an area with either indirect sun or full sun. Also, these climbing vine plants prefer soil that is well draining and make sure that the soil is not too wet. So, keep the soil moist but try not to make the soil soaking wet. It is important to plant your passion flower close to something that the vines can climb, like a fence, trellis, or wall. Though your plant won’t require any pruning, you can prune after flowers emerge to keep the desired shape.

What is Passion Flower Used For?: Industrial Uses

There are many ways that you can use passion flower to create fantastic recipes. First, you can include this lovely cosmetic herb in all kinds of bath and body recipes. Also, there are scrumptious passion flower tea recipes that you can make with this wholesale herb. Furthermore, this botanical herb has all kinds of medicinal benefits that you can utilize. So, there are all kinds of ways that you can utilize the wonderful properties of this pretty herb flower.

What is Passion Flower Used For?: Bath and Body UsesWhat is Passion Flower Used For?: Bath and Body Uses

One way that you can use this wonderful cosmetic herb is to create all kinds of wonderful bath and body recipes. This cosmetic herb can provide your products with all kinds of benefits for your hair and skin. So, you can either add this herb whole or you can create an herbal infusion with our skin loving passion flower herb. Either way, you can add this herb or infusion to your recipe for the benefits.  If you are interested in using this herb for making cosmetic recipes, then check out some of the benefits for your body!

What is Passion Flower Used For?: Bath and Body Benefits

Of course, the benefits of this cosmetic herb make it a fantastic cosmetic ingredient! For your  bath and body recipes, you can use this skin nourishing herb to create skin care products that will soothe the skin. So, you can use this cosmetic herb to help reduce redness and skin irritation. Also, this herb is known to reduce inflammation. So, this herbal cosmetic ingredient may be useful for treating minor rashes, eczema, and burns as well as many other inflammation based issues. Also, there are those that use the passion flower herb topically to reduce hemorrhoids and burns.  Plus, this herb can be useful for helping keep the skin moisturized.

Another great quality of this cosmetic herb is that it is safe for both sensitive skin and sensitive scalps. So, this is an herb that can be used in all kinds of different cosmetic recipes!

What is Passion Flower Used For?: Passionflower & Acai Berry Fragrance OilWhat is Passion Flower Used For?: Passionflower & Acai Berry Fragrance Oil

A great fragrance to pair with this nourishing herb is the Passionflower & Acai Berry Fragrance Oil. This fragrance is a perfectly feminine blend of floral and fruit scents that is unique and absolutely gorgeous. This scent has a perfect blend of island passion flower, red currant, mandarin, acai berries, sweet plumeria, green leaves, Hawaiian jasmine, and orange flowers. Further, the scent finishes with a touch of amber that really brings this sweet, tropical aroma together. So, the refreshing aroma of this herb is truly enhanced by this wonderful passion flower fragrance oil.

What is Passion Flower Used For?: Food and BeveragesWhat is Passion Flower Used For?: Food and Beverages

One way that you can incorporate this herb into your diet is to create an herbal tea. This tea is said to have a sweet, grassy aroma. Also, the tea is said to have an herbal taste that has notes of grassiness and toasted oats. While the tea doesn’t actually use the flower portion of the plant, it does include other parts of the plant, like the leaves and stems. This part of the plant has the fantastic benefits that are perfect for gaining the calming beneficial properties that this herb is known for.

Although you can create an herbal tea with this plant, it is more common for people to eat the freshly ripened fruit of this plant. These scrumptious fruits will ripen in late spring or autumn and are a yellow-orange in color.  The flesh inside the fruit is said to have a taste that is both sweet and slightly tart. While the yellow pulp is the flavorful part, the seeds are edible, too.

What is Passion Flower Used For?: Medicinal UsesWhat is Passion Flower Used For?: Medicinal Uses

Of course, you can create passion flower recipes to provide yourself with some medicinal benefits for your body. You use this wholesale herb can create an herbal tea, an infusion, or even add the extract to a smoothie extract. Regardless, you can add this cosmetic herb to your typical diet to potentially promote your health. Also, you may even be able to use this herb to relieve symptoms of certain ailments. Traditionally, this herb has been used as a sedative, so the herb is sure to have calming properties for the body. If you would like to find out how these properties can benefit your body, then check below to find out all the ways that this herb could possibly help you!

What is Passion Flower Used For?: Medicinal Benefits

This fantastic herb has properties of cooling, calming, and soothing that are fantastic for helping with many different issues. First, this cosmetic herb is able to help promote a certain hormone, GABA, that may be useful for dealing with many issues, like insomnia, depression, anger, and hormone related headaches. Anyone that is seeking a more natural alternative to hormone therapy may want to give this herb a try!

Another wonderful property of this medicinal herb is that it can be useful for calming the body. First, this cosmetic herb has been used by some to help reduce symptoms of anxiety. Not only can you use this herb to calm your body during the day, but this herb can be used to promote better sleep. So, some people will use this herb to reduce symptoms of insomnia. Further, the passion flower herb has the ability to reduce spasms, twitching, or muscle tension, as it will slightly repress the central nervous system.

Plus, this cosmetic herb can be useful for dealing  with physical pain and easing head aches. Further, this herb has been useful for dealing with menstrual cramps as well as premenstrual symptoms. Also, it is thought that you can use the GABA promoting benefits of this herb to lower your blood pressure. Further, some find that this herb can be useful for helping reduce issues with irregular heartbeats, heart failure, and heart palpitations.

What is Passion Flower Used For?: Other UsesWhat is Passion Flower Used For?: Other Uses

Some people have found that this calming herb can be used as a natural remedy for ADD and ADHD. So, including this herb in your diet is thought to help reduce some of the symptoms brought on by this disorder. According to WebMD, this botanical herb can be as effective as a low dose of a prescription drug. So, this may be a nice, herbal alternative to test out for those that may be wary of medication.

Another benefit that some people have found for the passion flower herb is that it can be useful for dealing with menopause. This is because passion flower is promoting the hormone gamma-aminobutyric acid, which is also known as GABA. So, this botanical herb can help you with some of the symptoms that come along with menopause. Specifically, this herb can help with menopause issues that are  related to the vasomotor system. So, it may be useful for you to try this medicinal herb for dealing with either hot flashes or night sweats.

What is Passion Flower Used For?: History of Naming the Passion Flower

Although the name “Passion Flower” may suggest that this beautiful flower would be an aphrodisiac or have a romantic origin, that isn’t actually how the flower got its name. Instead, this flower was named for its unique characteristics and symbolism. Christian Missionaries in Peru found quite a bit of symbolism in the flower and named it for the Passion of Christ. The five petals and five sepals were thought to represent the ten disciples. Also, the purple corona of the flower was thought to represent the crown of thorns. If you want to learn even more lore for this flower, then check out Myth and Symbolism of the Passion Flower for even more of the interesting history around this herb.

What is Passion Flower Used For?: Where to Grow a Passion Flower Plant

If you live in the United States and are interested in growing your own Passion Flower vine, then check out this map from the USDA web site! This handy map shows you the areas in the US where the passion flower grows naturally. So, keeping your plant alive outdoors in these areas shouldn’t be too difficult! Other areas where the plant is not common may require a bit more work for care. Alternatively, you can grow your plant indoors. So, you aren’t completely out of luck due to where you live!

What is Passion Flower Used For?: Ask Us Your QuestionsWhat is Passion Flower Used For?: Ask Us Your Questions

If you have any more questions about using the passion flower herb or any other of our cosmetic herbs and spices in your bath and body recipes, then feel free to reach out and ask us! You can reach out to us at the store, on the phone, and on our social media pages. First, we have a Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use our handle @ngscents to find us on Twitter and Instagram. Also, you can use our social media to share your opinions and your own creations. Have fun creating your various bath and body recipes and we hope to hear from you soon!

What is Passion Flower Used For?: Reminder About Our Herbs

Natures Garden sells our herbs, like the Passion Flower herb, for external use only. We do not sell our herbs as food items. The information we provide is for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Be sure that you keep all herbs out of reach of your children and pets. If you are a pregnant and/or lactating woman, then you should take special care when handling this cosmetic herb. It is especially important as this herb has been known to stimulate the womb.  Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our herbs. All testing is the responsibility of the customer.