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Aug
14

Gin Martini Cold Process Soap Recipe


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Gin Martini Cold Process Soap RecipeGin Martini Cold Process Soap Recipe

If you would like to learn how to make soap with champagne, then check out the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap Recipe from Natures Garden! Not only can use alcohol in soap making, but you can learn a method of how to swirl soap in a loaf mold. As always with our soap making recipes, this soaping instruction will include quality soap making ingredients and a fantastic fragrance oil. So, you can enjoy fun soap making designs and the cold process soap benefits we all know and love!

Natures Garden Ingredients for the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap

Lye
Apricot Kernel Oil
Avocado Oil
Mango Butter
Palm Oil
Olive Oil
Coconut Oil 76
Gin Martini Fragrance Oil
Titanium Dioxide
Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant
Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant
Safety Glasses
Thermometer
Safety Mask
Natures Garden Apron
Safety Gloves

Other Ingredients Needed for the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap

Scale
Distilled Water
Champagne
Mixing Bowls
Rubber Spatula
Stick Blender
Wooden Skewer

Weights for the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap

129 grams of the Distilled Water
129 grams of the Champagne
94 grams of the Lye- Sodium Hydroxide

68 grams of the Apricot Kernel Oil
68 grams of the Avocado Oil
136 grams of the Mango Butter
136 grams of the Palm Oil
136 grams of the Olive Oil
136 grams of the Coconut Oil 76
51 grams of the Gin Martini Fragrance Oil

Weights for the White Gin Martini Soap Colorant

12 grams of the Titanium Dioxide
(mixed with a small amount of your soaping oils)

Weights for the Green Gin Martini Soap Colorant

10 grams of the Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant
3 grams of the Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant
1 gram of the Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Clean and Sanitize for the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap Tutorial

Prior to working on this homemade soap recipe, you will want to clean and sanitize for the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap Tutorial. First, you are going to want to gather all of your soap making ingredients that are listed for this cold process soap recipe. Also, you will want to clear a workspace to give yourself more space to work. You will want to make sure you have enough room to create one of your small batch cold process soap recipes. Also, you will want to prepare a spray bottle of vinegar that you can use during the soap making process.

Boiling Champagne for the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap Recipe

Also, you are going to want to boil the champagne for the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap Recipe. So, you will want to place your champagne into the stovetop pot. Then, use your stove to boil the champagne for about 30 to 40 minutes. Also, you will need to stir your champagne periodically as it boils. After you have boiled your alcohol, you will need to carefully pour the champagne into some ice cube freezer trays. Then, you will place these trays in the freezer overnight. When you are ready to make your cp soap you will use the frozen champagne in place of half of the water portion that should be in the lye solution.

Choosing the Champagne for the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap

When you are choosing the champagne for the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap you will want to use a champagne with a lower sugar content. If you are using a champagne that is high in sugar, then it will speed up gel. The extra sugar will increase the chance that your soap batter will bubble up and out of your soap mold. So, you may want to prepare for this possibility by taking the proper precautions for safeguarding any surface that you have your soap mold on.

Create the Lye Solution for the Gin Martini Soap RecipeCreate the Lye Solution for the Gin Martini Soap Recipe

First, you are going to want to create the lye solution for the Gin Martini Soap Recipe. Before you can mix this solution together, you will need to weigh out the lye and the water/champagne mixture separately. So, you will want to add  129 grams of the distilled water and 129 grams of your champagne to a mixing bowl. Then, you will want to get another container to weigh out 94 grams of the lye. After, you are going to need to slowly add the lye to your water and champagne mixture as you gently stir. Once all of these soaping ingredients have been mixed together, you will want to set the lye solution in a safe place to cool to room temperature.

Cosmetic Oils for This Cold Process Soap RecipePrepare the Cosmetic Oils for Your Cold Process Soap

Next, you are going to prepare the cosmetic oils for your cold process soap. So, you are going to weigh 68 grams of Apricot Kernel Oil, 68 grams of Avocado Oil, 136 grams of Mango Butter, 136 grams of Palm Oil, 136 grams of Olive Oil, and
136 grams of Coconut Oil 76. Then, melt your soaping oils. Then, you will want to set this bowl aside and give it time to cool down. You are going to want this mixture to reach room temperature.

Prepare the White Soap Colorant for the CP Soap Prepare the White Soap Colorant for the CP Soap

While you are waiting for your soap making ingredients to cool, you can prepare the white soap colorant for the cp soap. So, you will need to measure out 12 grams of Titanium Dioxide into a small bowl. Then, you will need to add a small amount of your melted cosmetic oils to the same bowl. You will want to mix the colorant and soaping oils together well before setting the mixture aside for a later step.

Combine the Lye and Cosmetic Oils for the Soap RecipeCombine the Lye and Cosmetic Oils for the Soap Recipe

Once your oils and lye solution have reached the right temperature, you will need to combine the lye and cosmetic oils for the soap recipe. You will want to add the lye solution to your melted soaping oils. Then, you can use a stick blender to mix these soap making ingredients together.

Soap Scent to the Gin Martini Cold Process SoapSoap Scent to the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap

After mixing up the soap batter, you are ready to add the soap scent to the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap. So, you will need to weigh out 51 grams of the Gin Martini Fragrance Oil. Then, you will want to add it to your soap and use a stick blender to fully incorporate the fragrance. This scented oil will provide your cp soap with aldehydic top notes of club soda with warm citrus enhancements. These bubbly notes are followed by middle notes of fresh rosemary, balsam fir needles, and crushed ginger. Finally, these scents are all embraced by a bottom note of crisp cedar. The aroma of this soap fragrance oil blends with the aroma from using alcohol in soap making to create a fantastic champagne soap recipe!

Divide the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap BatterDivide the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap Batter

Next, you are going to need to divide the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap batter into two portions. Each of these portions will be used to create a different color. You will want to add approximately half of your soap batter to another mixing bowl. Once you have two equal portions, you are ready to move on to the next step.

Create the White Colored Gin Martini Cold Process Soap PortionCreate the White Colored Gin Martini Cold Process Soap Portion

Now, you need to grab one of your two portions of soap batter. You will use this half of the batter to create the white portion Gin Martini Cold Process Soap. So, you can add the titanium dioxide mixture to your soap portion. Then, you will want to incorporate the colorant with a stick blender. You can set the white soap batter aside for the moment.

Create the Green Colored Gin Martini Cold Process Soap PortionCreate the Green Colored Gin Martini Cold Process Soap Portion

Next, you are going to want to grab the other portion of your soap batter. This will be used to create the green colored Gin Martini Cold Process Soap portion. So, you are going to need to use 10 grams of the Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant, 3 grams of the Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant, and 1 gram of the Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant. Once you have added all of your soap colorants to this potion, you will need to use the stick blender to mix it all together.

Combining the Soap Colors for the Gin Martini Soap RecipeCombining the Soap Colors for the Gin Martini Soap Recipe

Once both your colorants have been created, you are going to be combining the soap colorants for the Gin Martini Soap Recipe. You are going to need to pour small amounts of the green soap batter into the white soap batter. Be sure to add these small portions in different places throughout the bowl. You will want to continue to add these portions until you run out of the green soap batter.

Swirling the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap RecipeSwirling the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap Recipe

Now that your colored soaps are combined, you are going to be swirling the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap Recipe. So, you will want to take a rubber spatula and swirl using a circular motion. You can move on to the next step once you are happy with the swirls in your soap batter.

Pouring the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap Pouring the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap

After you are happy with the swirls in your bowl of soap batter, you are going to be pouring the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap. So, you will want to set up your loaf soap mold. Then, slowly pour the soap swirl designs into your wholesale soap mold. 

Swirl the Top of the Gin Martini CP Soap Swirl the Top of the Gin Martini CP Soap

After pouring your homemade soap, you are ready to swirl the top of the Gin Martini CP Soap. So, you will need to get the wooden skewer. Then, you will drag this skewer along the top of your soap in circular motions. This will give the top of your soap a nice finishing touch to your soap loaf.

Remove the Gin Martini Soap From the MoldRemove the Gin Martini Soap From the Mold

Once your cold process soap has completely set up, you are ready to remove the Gin Martini Soap from the mold. It should take your soap about 24 to 48 hours in the soap mold before the soap hardens enough to remove it from the mold. When it is hard enough, your soap loaf can be removed from the mold.

Cutting the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap RecipeCutting the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap

Now that your soap is completely set up, you can begin cutting the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap. After slicing your soap into individual bars, you are going to need to set your soap somewhere safe to cure. The curing process can take anywhere for 4 to 6 weeks for enough of the soap lye to finish reacting.

Use the Finished Gin Martini Cold Process Soap RecipeUse the Finished Gin Martini Cold Process Soap Recipe

Once your swirl soap has finished curing, you are finally able to use the finished Gin Martini Cold Process Soap Recipe. At this point, you can use and enjoy the benefits of handmade cold process soap for your skin. Of course, you can use wholesale soap packaging supplies to save your bars for later use or

Mix Your Own Gin Martini

If you enjoy the aroma of our Gin Martini Fragrance Oil, then you may want to learn how to mix your own Gin Martini. This classic drink is simple and fast to create, so you will be ready for you to enjoy it in no time at all! Plus, it is sure to pair perfectly with the aroma of this nourishing batch of soap. So, check out the Perfect Gin Martini from Chow Hound.

Questions About This Cold Process Soap RecipeQuestions About This Cold Process Soap Recipe

We hope that you had fun creating the Gin Martini Cold Process Soap Recipe. If you have any questions about this cold process soap recipe, then you can reach out to us. As always, you can contact us over the phone on our HUG line, in the NG store, and on social media. First, we are available on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to reach us on Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these social media platforms to ask us questions about this boozy soap recipe, but you can share your own homemade soap ideas, too!

Aug
08

Spin Swirl Soap Recipe


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Spin Swirl Soap RecipeSpin Swirl Soap Recipe

Anyone that is looking for some fun soap design ideas will definitely need to check out the Spin Swirl Soap Recipe! This cold process soap recipe uses a soap making technique that will leave you with a fun soap design in your finished products. Not only does this soap recipe use an awesome design, but this homemade cosmetic recipe uses quality soap making supplies from Natures Garden. So, you can create cp soap that has a fantastic design and will care for your skin!

Spin Swirl Soap Recipe: Ingredients From Natures Garden

Lye
Mango Butter
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Argan Oil
Palm Oil
Castor Oil
Grapeseed Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Jailhouse Red FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
Yelp Yellow FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Red FUN Soap Colorant
Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Titanium Dioxide
Star Fruit Mango Fragrance Oil
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
Large Rectangle Tray Mold
Safety GLOVES for Soap Making- 1 pair
Thermometer
Safety MASK for Soap Making- 2 count
Soap Apron

Spin Swirl Soap Recipe: Other Soap Making Supplies

Scale
Water
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Stick Blender
Rubber Spatula
Vinegar
Lazy Susan

Spin Swirl Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Weights

277 grams of distilled water
107 grams of the Lye

145 grams of the Mango Butter
145 grams of the Fractionated Coconut Oil
72 grams of the Argan Oil
145 grams of the Palm Oil
36 grams of the Castor Oil
72 grams of the Grapeseed Oil
109 grams of the Sweet Almond Oil
55 grams of the Star Fruit Mango Fragrance Oil

Spin Swirl Soap Recipe: White Soap Colorant

7 grams of the Titanium Dioxide
Mixed with a small amount of your soaping oils

Spin Swirl Soap Recipe: Yellow/Orange Soap Colorant

6 grams of the Yelp Yellow FUN Soap Colorant
2 grams of the Jailhouse Red FUN Soap Colorant
3 drops of the Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Spin Swirl Soap Recipe: Red/Orange Soap Colorant

2 grams of the Jailhouse Red FUN Soap Colorant
2 grams of the Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
3 drops of the Yelp Yellow FUN Soap Colorant

Spin Swirl Soap Recipe: Red Soap Colorant

3 grams of the Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
4 grams of the Neon Red FUN Soap Colorant

Spin Swirl Soap Recipe: Sanitize and Make Preparations

Before you start on this cold process soap recipe, you will want to make a few preparations. First, you will want to gather and wash any equipment you are going to need for this bath and body recipe. Also, you will want to gather any of the soap making supplies that are needed for the spin soap. Next, you are going to want to clean up a space for you to use as a work area. You will want to make sure you have enough space to work comfortably. This will make the soap making process easier and more fun!

Spin Swirl Soap Recipe: Prepare a Bottle of Vinegar

Also, you will want to prepare a bottle of vinegar before making this homemade cold process soap. Since the vinegar will be used to deactivate any lye that may come into contact with your skin, this bottle of vinegar will be important for practicing cold process soap safety. Furthermore, you can use the vinegar to clean up your work station after making cp soap to make sure that there isn’t any active lye left behind that could be hazardous. So, you will want to fill the 8 ounce spray bottle with vinegar and set it nearby until it is needed.

Spin Swirl Soap Recipe: Prepare the Lye SolutionSpin Swirl Soap Recipe: Prepare the Lye Solution

First, you are going to create the lye solution for this cp soap recipe. You will want to prepare this homemade soap recipe in a well ventilated room to avoid breathing it in. Further, you will need to wear a face mask and protective clothing during the soap making process to protect yourself from fumes and potential splashing. You are going to measure out 107 grams of the lye for soap making and add it to 277 grams of the distilled water. You will need to be sure to stir as you add the lye to your water. After everything is mixed, you will need to place the container in a safe place to wait for your solution to cool to room temperature.

https://www.naturesgardencandles.com/soap-making/soap-oils-butters-waxesSpin Swirl Soap Recipe: Preparing the Cosmetic Oils

While you are waiting for you lye solution to cool, you can begin to prepare your soap making oils and butters. You will need to weigh out 145 grams Mango Butter, 145 grams Fractionated Coconut Oil, 72 grams Argan Oil, 145 grams Palm Oil, 36 grams Castor Oil, 72 grams Grapeseed Oil, and 109 grams Sweet Almond Oil. Then, add all of these cosmetic ingredients to a medium mixing bowl that is microwave safe. You will need to use short intervals in the microwave to melt these ingredients. After, you will set your bowl aside to wait for the soaping oils to cool to the right temperature.

Spin Swirl Soap Recipe: Prepare the Cosmetic ColorantsSpin Swirl Soap Recipe: Prepare the Cosmetic Colorants

While you are waiting for your lye solution and cosmetic oil mixtures to both cool down to room temperature, you can begin to prepare the four soap colorants that you will need for this bath and body recipe. So, you are going to need to get four separate mixing bowls that are about medium sized. In each of these medium mixing bowls you are going to add one of the colorant mixtures for the different potions of the soap batter.

Spin Swirl Soap Recipe: Prepare the White Colorant

First, you are going to need one of the medium mixing bowls to hold the white colorant for this soap. In this bowl you will need to add 7 grams of the Titanium Dioxide. Additionally, you will want to mix in a small amount of soaping oils. You will want to mix these two cosmetic ingredients together well to get rid of any clumps. Once everything is mixed together, you can set this colorant aside for a later step.

Spin Swirl Soap Recipe: Prepare the Yellow/Orange Colorant

Next, you are going to another medium mixing bowl. This bowl is going to contain the yellow/orange colorant. So, you are going to need to add 6 grams of the Yelp Yellow FUN Soap Colorant, 2 grams of the Jailhouse Red FUN Soap Colorant, and 3 drops of the Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant. Then, you can set this bowl aside for the moment.

Spin Swirl Soap Recipe: Prepare the Red/Orange Colorant

Also, you will prepare the red/orange colorant in another medium mixing bowl. You will need to add 2 grams of the Jailhouse Red FUN Soap Colorant, 2 grams of the Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant, and 3 drops of the Yelp Yellow FUN Soap Colorant. After, you can set this bowl aside for a later step.

Spin Swirl Soap Recipe: Prepare the Red Colorant

Lastly, you are going to prepare the red colorant in a clean, medium mixing bowl. You will need to add 3 grams of the Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant and 4 grams of the Neon Red FUN Soap Colorant. Then, you can set this bowl aside for the moment.

Spin Swirl Soap Recipe: Combing the Lye and Cosmetic OilsSpin Swirl Soap Recipe: Combing the Lye and Cosmetic Oils

Once the lye solution and the cosmetic oils have reached room temperature, you are ready to combine them. So, you are going to add the lye solution to your cosmetic oils and use a stick blender to emulsify everything together.

Spin Swirl Soap Recipe: Adding the Fragrance OilSpin Swirl Soap Recipe: Adding the Fragrance Oil

Now that your cosmetic ingredients have been emulsified, you are ready to add the fragrance oil. So, you are going to weigh out 55 grams of the Star Fruit and Mango Fragrance Oil. Once this scented oil is added to your soap batter, you are going to need to use a stick blender to thoroughly incorporate the scent into your mixture.

Spin Swirl Soap Recipe: Star Fruit and Mango Fragrance OilSpin Swirl Soap Recipe: Star Fruit and Mango Fragrance Oil

This fun spin swirl soap recipe includes the scent of our Star Fruit and Mango Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil is a blend of fresh star fruit and mango. This scent is rounded out with notes of ripened strawberry and juicy peach. So, your cold process soap will have a refreshing aroma of this fruity scent.

Spin Swirl Soap Recipe: Dividing the Soap BatterSpin Swirl Soap Recipe: Dividing the Soap Batter

Now you are going to need to divide the scented soap batter into four equal portions. Also, you are going to need to retrieve the four mixing bowls with your prepared colorants. You will need to use all of the soap batter and try to use about the same amount of soap in each of the four bowls. Then, mix one of the prepared soap colorants into each of the four soap batter mixtures and stick blend to incorporate the color.

Spin Swirl Soap Recipe: Filling the Soap MoldSpin Swirl Soap Recipe: Filling the Soap Mold

Next, you are going to be filling the soap mold with your portioned soap batter. So, you will need to retrieve the large rectangle tray mold. You will be filling up your wholesale soap mold by pouring only into only two of the corners. These corners will need to be diagonal from one another. Then, you will need to choose two of your colors to start with to pour into the corners. You will need to pour one into each of the corners at the same time. Then, switch the bowls between your hands and pour these colors at the same time. Next, you will grab the two remaining colors, pour one into each corner, switch hands, and pour again. You will need to repeat this process until the mold is filled.

Spinning Your CP SoapSpinning Your CP Soap

As soon as you have your soap mold filled, you are going to spin the soap to create the design for this cp soap recipe. So, you will need to gently transfer the soap mold from the table and onto the lazy Susan. Then, you can begin to slowly spin the lazy Susan in a single direction. This spinning will begin to move your soap batter and create wavy lines. You will want to continue to swirl the soap until you feel that your design has enough swirl. Once you are satisfied with the design of your swirl soap, you can stop spinning the lazy Susan.

Finishing Your Spin Swirl Soap

Now, your cold process soap is nearly ready to use! All you have left to do is allow your soap the time to set up and cure. After 24-43 hours you can remove the soap from the cosmetic mold. Now you can slice your soap along the lines that were created from the soap mold. Then, you will need to let your soap rest for 4-6 weeks before using. After this cure time, you can finally use your beautiful cold process soap!

Creating Spin Art With Paint

Not only can you create some cool soap designs with this technique, but you can make some fun art, too! If you would like to try out this spin technique in other crafty ways, then check out the DIY Spin Art Machine with a Salad Spinner from DIY Candy. So, you can use this method to create fun designs with paint. Simply by spinning the canvas you can create some gorgeous art!

Reach Out to UsReach Out to Us

We hope you enjoyed this free craft recipe on how to make soap. If you have any more questions about this moisturizing cold process soap recipe or how to do the swirl soap technique , then feel free to reach out to us for help. 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 Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these social media platforms to ask us any soap making questions that you may have , but that’s not all! You can share your own soap design patterns and creations, too. So, we hope that we will hear from you sometime very soon!

Jun
06

Leopard Cold Process Soap


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Leopard Cold Process SoapLeopard Cold Process Soap

If you like the appearance of leopard print, then you will love our Leopard Cold Process Soap! This cold process soap recipe has you using quality soap making ingredients to create a beautiful leopard spot soap. So, check out how to make soap that looks both cares for your skin and looks just like a leopard. This soap making tutorial will walk you through the process of making a fantastic batch of cp soap!

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Prepare and Sanitize

Before you start to make your own cold process soap recipe, you will to want to make a few simple preparations. First, you will gather and wash any equipment that you need for this bath and body recipe. Also, you will want to gather your soap making ingredients for this free craft recipe. Next, you are going to want to clean up a space for you to use as a work area. This will make the process easier and more fun!

Leopard Cold Process Soap Recipe: Prepare a Bottle of Vinegar

You will need to prepare a bottle of vinegar before creating this homemade soap recipe. This bottle of vinegar will be useful for keeping yourself safe during the cold process soap process, as the vinegar will be used to deactivate lye that may come into contact with your skin. Also, you can use this vinegar to clean up your work station after working on your lye soap. This will make sure that there isn’t any active lye left behind on your work station that you or someone else could come into contact with. So, you will want to fill a bottle with vinegar and set it somewhere close by until it is needed.

Leopard Cold Process Soap Recipe: Beginning Soap Making

If you have never made cp soap before, then you may want to look at some of our soap making classes on this soaping process. First, you will need to make sure that you are familiar with soap making safety. Of course, you can find out soap safety in our Soap Making Safety Class. Further, you can Click Here For Basic CP Soap Making Class. Also, you could check out an easier cp soap recipe to practice soap making prior to making this recipe with our Beginners Cold Process Soap Recipe. If you feel ready to make this bath and body recipe, then you will definitely want to continue reading this soap making blog!

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Ingredients Available From Natures Garden

Lye
Jojoba Oil
Meadowfoam Oil
Palm Oil
Mango Butter
Sweet Almond Oil
Apricot Kernel Oil
Shea Butter
Coconut Oil 76
Brazilian Jackfruit Fragrance Oil
Sodium Lactate
Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
24K Gold Mica Pigment
Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Cutter for Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
Thermometer
Safety GLOVES for Soap Making
Natures Garden Apron
Safety MASK for Soap Making
Large Square Tray Mold

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Other Needed Ingredients

Scale
Distilled Water
Mixing Bowls
Spatula
Stick Blender
8 ounce Squeeze Bottles (3)
Measuring Spoons
Wooden Skewer

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Weights and Amounts for Recipe

323 grams Distilled Water
113 grams Lye- Sodium Hydroxide
8 grams Sodium Lactate (added to cooled lye solution)

42 grams Jojoba Oil
85 grams Meadowfoam Seed Oil
127 grams Palm Oil
85 grams Sweet Almond Oil
127 grams Mango Butter
85 grams Apricot Kernel Oil
127 grams Shea Butter
170 grams Coconut Oil 76
64 grams Brazilian Jackfruit Fragrance Oil

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Amounts for Brown Colorant

4 grams Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
3 drops Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Amounts for Black Colorant

5 grams Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Amounts for Yellow-Gold Colorant

1 gram 24K Gold Mica Pigment
(Mixed with a small amount of soaping oils)
1 gram Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Creating the Lye

The first step you will have for creating the cold process soap is preparing the lye solution. So, you will want to measure 323 grams of water in one container and 113 grams of Lye in another container. As always, you will want to prepare this solution in a well ventilated area with a face mask, googles, and protective clothing. You will want to slowly stir as you add the lye to your water. Once your lye solution cools you will add 8 grams Sodium Lactate. In the meantime, you can move on to the next step of the process.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Preparing the Cosmetic Oils

Now, you are ready to prepare you cosmetic oils. So, add 42 grams Jojoba Oil, 85 grams Meadowfoam Seed Oil, 127 grams Palm Oil, 85 grams Sweet Almond Oil, 127 grams Mango Butter, 85 grams Apricot Kernel Oil, 127 grams Shea Butter, and 170 Coconut Oil 76 to a microwave safe bowl. You will need to melt your soaping oils. Then, you need to wait for oil mixture to cool to room temperature.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Prepare the Soap ColorantsLeopard Cold Process Soap: Prepare the Soap Colorants

While you wait for the lye solution and soaping oils to cool, you can prepare your soap colorants. You are going to make a black, brown, and yellow-gold.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Brown Colorant

In one small bowl, you will want to add 4 grams of the Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant and 3 drops of the Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant. Then, mix them together you can set this bowl aside for the moment.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Black Colorant

Then, add 5 grams of the Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant to a different small bowl. Again, set this bowl aside for the moment.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Yellow-Gold Colorant

In your last bowl, you will add 1 gram of the 24K Gold Mica Pigment. You will need to mix the mica dust with a small amount of soaping oils. Also, add 1 gram of Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant to your bowl. You will want to set this bowl aside for the moment.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Combine Your Lye Solution and OilsLeopard Cold Process Soap: Combine Your Lye Solution and Oils

Once both the lye solution and the cosmetic oils are at room temperature, you are ready to combine them. So, add the lye solution to your bowl of melted oils. You will need to use a stick blender to emulsify these cosmetic ingredients.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Adding the Fragrance OilLeopard Cold Process Soap: Adding the Fragrance Oil

Next, you are going to scent your soap batter. So, add 64 grams of the Brazilian Jackfruit Fragrance Oil to your soap batter and stick blend to mix. This scent has notes of tropical jackfruit, pineapple and delicious apple. These are combined with an alluring heart of jasmine, rose, and white floral notes. Further, these notes are complimented by the soft warmth of sandalwood and musk. 

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Adding the Soap ColorantsLeopard Cold Process Soap: Adding the Soap Colorants

Next, you are going to need to separate your soap batter into three equal portions. After separating your soap, you are going to add one of your prepared colorants to each bowl. You will need to stick blend to incorporate the color. So, you will start with your gold color, then blend the brown, and finally the blend the bowl containing the black soap colorant.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Filling the Squeeze Bottles Leopard Cold Process Soap: Filling the Squeeze Bottles

Now that you have created each of the colors for your leopard soap, you are ready to fill your squeeze bottles. You will want to pour each color into its own bottle. Then, you can add the lid to each of the bottles.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Starting the Leopard SpotsLeopard Cold Process Soap: Starting the Leopard Spots

Next, you are going to use your brown soap to create the center of the leopard spots. So, you are going to need to get your square soap mold. Then, you will want to create dots that are similar in size to the dots in the picture. Also, make sure to place these dots where you want your leopard spots to be in your finished soap. In each square we had between 4 and 6 spots, but this all depends on size and spacing.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Continuing the Leopard SpotsLeopard Cold Process Soap: Continuing the Leopard Spots

After you have your brown dots, you are going to outline them with small lines of your black soap. You will want to add about three to four black lines, depending on the size of your dot, around each of the brown dots. Continue this process for all of the dots in your soap mold.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Filling in the Rest of the LayerLeopard Cold Process Soap: Filling in the Rest of the Layer

Now you are going to add the yellow-gold color to the mold. So, you will need to fill in all of the empty space in this first layer with this third color of soap. Once your first layer is complete, you are ready to move on to the next step in the process of making your leopard soap.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Adding Another LayerLeopard Cold Process Soap: Adding Another Layer

You will want to add a second layer to your soap mold. So, you will start with the brown soap and place another layer of dots on top of the previous layer. Next, you will add another layer of the black lines around each dot in relatively the same place. Finally, add another layer of the yellow-gold color around your spots.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Filling in the Remainder of the Soap MoldLeopard Cold Process Soap: Filling in the Remainder of the Soap Mold

Now that you mold is about half way filled, you are going to do something different with the bottom half of the soap. So, you will want to alternate adding your three colors to the mold in a way similar to the picture to the left. You can refill your bottles as needed and continue until your mold is filled.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Filling in the Remainder of the Soap MoldLeopard Cold Process Soap: Swirling the Soap

Once your soap mold is all the way filled, you are going to swirl top. So, grab a skewer and begin to lightly swirl this top layer. You need to make sure that the skewer doesn’t go too deep in the soap. Otherwise, you may ruin your leopard spots. Once your soap has been swirled, you are ready to move on to the last step.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Finishing Your CP SoapLeopard Cold Process Soap: Finishing Your CP Soap

Finally, your cold process soap is done and nearly ready to use! You will need to wait at least 24 to 48 hours before you can remove the soap from the mold. After removing your soap, you will want to wait until your soap is set up enough to cut into bars. You will be able to cut nine individual bars. Now, you just need to wait for your cold process soap to finish the curing process. This will take four to six weeks. Afterwards, you will be able to use your finished soap!

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Baby Leopards

Leopard print is gorgeous and fun to imitate whether its for homemade soap, clothes, or anything else that you can think of! Not only is leopard print gorgeous and add to the elegance of wild leopards, but it looks super cute on little leopard cats, too. If you want to learn more about these adorable domestic cats, then check out an article called The Joys and Hazards of Living With a Pet Bengal Cat from Pet Helpful.

Leopard Cold Process Soap: Reach Out to Natures Garden Leopard Cold Process Soap: Reach Out to Natures Garden

We hope that you have enjoyed making this homemade leopard soap recipe! If you have any more questions about how to make this animal print soap, then you can reach out to us to ask any of your questions. You can talk to us on our HUG Line, in the store, and online. An easy way that you can reach out to us online is through our social media sites. We are available on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on either Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these social media platforms to ask any questions that you may have, but you can share your own homemade cp soap creations, too! So, we hope that hear from you sometime soon!