Tag Archives: soap without lye

Jun
18

Soap Making Ideas


This entry was posted in bath and body, coffee recipes, cold process soap, craft recipes, free recipe, make your own soap, soap making recipes, soap recipe, soap supplies and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

Soap Making IdeasSoap Making Ideas

Anyone that is looking for some fun soap making ideas should check out these Natures Garden soap making recipes! We have created soap using all kinds of different methods, which you can try out or modify to create your own unique recipes. Of course, we have ideas that you can use for cp soap, mp soap, and whipped soap. So no matter what kind of soap maker you are, there will be some soap recipes that you can find something that you can create.

Soap Making Ideas: Melt and Pour Soap Recipes

If you want to make soap without lye, then you can use one of our wholesale soap bases to create your own recipes. While these soaps still use quality ingredients and conditioning oils, you don’t have to make soap from scratch. But, you can still create soap recipes that are conditioning and unique! If you are interested in making mp soap, then check out some of our own recipes for inspiration!

Soap Making Ideas: Zebra Print Soap RecipeSoap Making Ideas: Zebra Print Soap Recipe

One fun idea that you can try for mp soap is our Zebra Print Soap Recipe. This animal print soap will have you tilt the mold to one side to create zig zag layers, which are made to look like a zebra pattern! Not only does this simple soap recipe use a fantastic design, but this mp soap recipe uses the Bite Me Fragrance Oil, which is a strong aroma of citrus and berry notes accented with green accents and sweet vanilla. So, you can use this soap recipe to create a melt and pour soap that has a fun design and a strong aroma.

Soap Making Ideas: Watermelon Soap RecipeSoap Making Ideas: Watermelon Soap Recipe

Another soap recipe that you can try out is the melt and pour watermelon soap recipe. Our Watermelon Soap Recipe uses a round loaf soap mold to create a curved soap that looks just like a slice of watermelon. Also, the recipe uses vegetable glycerin to create a watermelon rind layer that can bend to fit the mold. Further, this soap recipe uses our Pink Watermelon Fragrance Oil, which includes an aroma of fresh, crisp watermelon with a feminine twist! This means that you can use a scented soap recipe that looks just like a real slice of watermelon on a summer day!

Grapefruit Benefits: Natures Garden RecipesSoap Making Ideas: Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Another great soap recipe that you can try out is our Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap Recipe. This homemade soap recipe uses a piece of a loofah to add some exfoliating power to your cosmetic recipe. Also, this soap making recipe uses Grapefruit Mango Fragrance Oil, which has a refreshing, exotic aroma of grapefruit, mango, cucumber, honeydew melon, and a dry down of vanilla. So, you can make soap that cleanses the skin and has a lovely fragrance.

Soap Making Ideas: Lemon Squares Soap RecipeSoap Making Ideas: Lemon Squares Soap Recipe

The Lemon Squares Soap Recipe is another scrumptious soap making idea that you may want to try out! This adorable melt and pour soap recipe was made to look just like real, bit sized lemon squares. Not only does this craft recipe look like a yummy dessert, but it smells like one too! This is all thanks to our Lemon Squares Fragrance Oil, which is a mouth-watering aroma of the famous lemon square dessert we all love so much. So, you can use this soap idea to create some fun homemade soap!

Soap Making Ideas: Cold Process Soap Recipes

You can create homemade soap from scratch with our ideas for making cp soap. These batches of soap can be created to fit your needs, as you can change any cosmetic ingredients added to the soap. So, you really can get creative with these your soap making recipes. If you would like some soap ideas for your own soap making process, then take a look at our soap making recipes.

Soap Making Ideas: Cappuccino Coffee Cold Process Soap RecipeSoap Making Ideas: Cappuccino Coffee Cold Process Soap Recipe

Any coffee lovers should definitely check out the Cappuccino Coffee Cold Process Soap Recipe. This homemade soap recipe uses real coffee grounds to create a coffee scrub soap, as the grounds will lightly exfoliate your skin. Further, this coffee soap includes freshly brewed coffee along with the aroma of our Cappuccino Fragrance Oil. This blend of scents creates a fragrance that is deliciously true to real life. Finally, you can top this your finished soap with light colored soap for foam and real, whole coffee beans.

Soap Making Ideas: Raspberry CP Soap RecipeSoap Making Ideas: Raspberry CP Soap Recipe

Another cold process soap recipe that you can try out is our Raspberry CP Soap Recipe. This dessert soap recipe was created to look like a scrumptious bar of raspberry dessert bars. This delicious soap recipe uses a swirl of pink and white. Further, this cp soap is scented with a nice, strong aroma that has the true fresh raspberry scent of our Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil. So, you can use this soap recipe to create a scrumptious soap making recipe that will be sure to make your mouth water!

Soap Making Ideas: Wine Cold Process Soap RecipeSoap Making Ideas: Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe

If you would like to create a red wine soap recipe, then the Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe is perfect for you to create quality soap. This soap recipe uses real wine along with the aroma of Merlot Wine Fragrance Oil. This soap scent has velvety nuances of plums, apples, red raspberries and strawberries that blend with a light alcohol and spicy background. So, you can use this bath and body recipe to create a skin loving soap that you will nourish your skin and provide a lovely aroma!

Soap Making Ideas: Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap RecipeSoap Making Ideas: Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap Recipe

Our delicious Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap Recipe is another fantastic soap recipe that you can try out! This soap recipe looks ooey gooey like a scrumptious dessert with smothered in hot fudge. Further, this scrumptious soap recipe uses Hot Fudge Brownies Fragrance Oil to provide an aroma of freshly baked chocolate brownies smothered in hot fudge sauce. So, you can use this fun chocolate soap recipe to create your very own fun soap making creations.

Soap Making Ideas: Hot Process Soap Recipes

Another great kind of soap making method that you can use is hot process soap. Just like with creating cold process soap, you can use all of your favorite cosmetic ingredients to make your soap. But, this soap making recipe has a shorter cure time. So, these soap making recipes can be used much sooner! If you are interested in making hp soap, then check out some of our own recipes!

Soap Making Ideas: Beard Soap RecipeSoap Making Ideas: Beard Soap Recipe

One hot process soap that you can make is our Beard Soap Recipe. This soap making recipe uses conditioning oils that will perfectly nourish a beard as well as the skin beneath it. Further, this soap recipe includes Gurjan Balsam Essential Oil, which cares for the beard. So, you can use this soap recipe to create homemade soap that would be great for homemade beard care!

Soap Making Ideas: Game On HP Soap RecipeSoap Making Ideas: Game On HP Soap Recipe

Another great soap making recipe that you can make is the Game On HP Soap Recipe. This soap making recipe uses nourishing cosmetic oils that are perfect for creating hot process soap. Also, this soap recipe uses the Game On Fragrance Oil, which has a woodsy scent blending rich oak with sensual sandalwood and aromatic herbs. Plus, this soap recipe was made to look like a sports jersey. So, you can use this recipe to make homemade hp soap that is sporty and fun.

Soap Making Ideas: Heavy Duty Laundry Soap RecipeSoap Making Ideas: Heavy Duty Laundry Soap Recipe

Not only can you use the hot process soap making method to make bars of soap, but you can create your own laundry soap,too! If you are interested, then check out our Heavy Duty Laundry Soap Recipe. This super cleansing batch of soap is concentrated and perfect for cleaning clothes to the max! Plus, this soap includes the lovely aroma of NG Magnolia & Orange Blossom Type Fragrance Oil. This fragrance has a delicate, enticing aroma with notes of magnolia and African violets with sweet orange blossoms, apple slices, and red grapes. So, you can make a soap recipe that will get your clothes super clean with the bonus of a lovely aroma.

Soap Making Ideas: Whipped Soap Recipes

Also, you can included whipped soap base to make your homemade soap recipes. The whipped soap is perfect for adding topping to soap loaves as well as creating soap that looks like food. You can check out our soap making recipes to get even more ideas on how to use fluffy whipped soap in your own craft recipes. If you are interested in making whipped soap recipes, then check out some of our recipes!

Soap Making Ideas: Pistachio Melt and Pour Soap RecipeSoap Making Ideas: Pistachio Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

You can use whipped soap to create fun dessert soap recipes that look almost just like the real thing! Our Pistachio Melt and Pour Soap Recipe uses both mp and whipped soap to create soap that looks like a slice of pistachio pudding cake. Not only does this homemade soap look like a tasty dessert, but this soap smells like the dessert, too. This Pistachio Pudding Cake Fragrance Oil uses an aroma of pistachio nuts, almond, honey, heliotrope, and rich, creamy vanilla custard. In this case, you can use the whipped soap to add the fluffy, cool whip topping to the dessert recipe.

Soap Making Ideas: Macaroon Melt and Pour Soap RecipeSoap Making Ideas: Macaroon Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Also, you can use whipped soap to create the scrumptious Macaroon Melt and Pour Soap Recipe. This lovely soap recipe uses bright colors of mp soap cookies with whipped soap filling. Plus, this soap recipe uses the scrumptious cookie aroma of our Almond Macaroon Fragrance Oil, which has notes of fresh orange, warm cookie, toasted nut, and sweet vanilla bean. So, you can create delicious cookies out of melt and pour soap that look just like the real thing!

Soap Making Ideas: Rainbow MP Soap RecipeSoap Making Ideas: Rainbow MP Soap Recipe

The Rainbow MP Soap Recipe has another great idea that you can use for your whipped soap base. This soap making recipe uses a variety of soap colorants in mp soap to create a rainbow. Further, this homemade soap uses the whipped soap to create fluffy white clouds between the rainbows. Plus,this fun soap recipe uses the Angel Wings Fragrance Oil, which has a wonderfully soft aroma of new born baby and creamy vanilla custard. So, you can create a majestic  rainbow soap recipe with a lovely and light aroma.

Soap Making Ideas: Inspiring Desserts for Soap

If you are still looking for even more fun soap making ideas, then you may be interested in checking out some pretty dessert recipes. Often, we take our own inspiration from looking at gorgeous desserts in real life. So, you can try to check out the article on 51 Beautiful Holiday Desserts from Cooking Light. These beautiful dessert recipes are perfect for inspiring you to create your own pretty homemade soap recipe.

Soap Making Ideas: Reach Out to UsSoap Making Ideas: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you found some fun soap making recipes that you will enjoy creating! You can check out even more of our soap recipes from our Free Classes and Recipes. If you have any questions about any of these soap making recipes, then feel free to reach out to us for answers. You can find us on the phone, in the store, and online. Another 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, but you can share your favorite soap making recipes. So, we hope that you have enjoyed these soaping recipes and that we hear from you sometime very soon!

Jun
20

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions


This entry was posted in handcrafted soap, handmade soap, homemade soap, make your own soap, melt and pour soap, natural melt and pour soap, soap colorants, soap fragrance, soap making problems, soap making recipes, soap making supplies, soap method, soap molds, soap recipes, soapmaking and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

Common Melt and Pour Soap QuestionsCommon Melt and Pour Soap Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Common Melt and Pour Soap Questions: History of Soap

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

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

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

Mar
16

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe


This entry was posted in bath products, craft recipes, Natures Garden, Soap making supplies and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap RecipeRainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe

If you are looking for a fun recipe for soap without lye, then check out the latest soap creation from Natures Garden! The Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe is a fun way to create your very own soap using a great melt and pour base. Our design was inspired by the beauty of wild zebras. Did you know that each zebra’s stripes are as unique as your fingerprint? This means that no two zebras will have the same pattern. So, we used the unique design of the stripes and made it even wilder by using a rainbow of different colors. This will leave you with bars of soap that are fun and beautiful.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Ingredients Available From Natures Garden

Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap Base
Teal FUN Soap Colorant 
Neon Blue Soap Colorant
Yelp Yellow Soap Colorant 
Neon Pink Soap Colorant
Square Loaf – Mold Market Molds
Amazingly Grace Fragrance Oil
8oz Blue PET Bullet Bottles
Black Fine Mist Sprayers 24/410
Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Cutter For Mitre Box – Stainless Steel

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Other Equipment Needed

A few Mixing Bowls (5)
Scale (grams)
Rubbing Alcohol
Mixing Spoon
Block (or another object to slide under the mold)

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Total Weights and Amounts

1408 grams of the Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap Base
5 drops of the Yelp Yellow Soap Colorant
6 drops of the Teal FUN Soap Colorant
5 drops of the Neon Blue Soap Colorant
68 grams of the Amazingly Grace Fragrance Oil
5 drops of the Neon Pink Soap Colorant

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Preparing Your Craft Area

Before you begin creating your recipe there are a few things that you can do to make the process easier and more fun. First, you will want to collect your equipment for this recipe. This way you won’t have your melted soap set up while you look for supplies. While this won’t ruin your recipe, it can become frustrating. Further, you want to make sure your supplies and work area are clean. This will make sure that dirt or crumbs from other projects don’t make their way into your recipe. Also, you can fill up your bullet bottle with rubbing alcohol and place a sprayer on top. This will ensure that you will have this ready to use before your layers set up.  Also, decide what order you want to pour your layers.  We created this soap a few times, varying the order of the colors.  You can choose to pour your colors in any order.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Weighing and Scenting the First LayerRainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Weighing and Scenting the First Layer

First, you are going to prepare the bottom layer of your soap loaf. So, weigh 152 grams of the Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap Base into your mixing bowl. Melt the soap thoroughly using 30 second intervals and stir between heating to prevent scorching. Next, weigh 7 grams of the Amazingly Grace Fragrance Oil. Mix this into your soap base. Now, you are ready to pour.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Pouring the First LayerRainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Pouring the First Layer

Next, we are going to pour this first layer into our square loaf mold. So, you are going to need to prop up one side. We used a small block of wood, but you can use anything you can find to raise one side of the mold. Creating this angle will allow us to make stripes that better resemble a zebra pattern. Once your layer has been poured remember to spray the top with the rubbing alcohol. This will release any bubbles and allow your layers to stick together.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Making the Yellow Layer

Now, we are ready to create our yellow layer for this soap. So, weigh 200 grams of the mp soap base into a clean mixing bowl. Use a microwave in short bursts to melt the soap and mix between heating. After, add 10 grams of the fragrance oil. Plus, you will add 5 drops of the Yelp Yellow FUN Soap Colorant. Make sure to incorporate this your soaps well enough that your color is even. Then, you can get ready to pour.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Pouring the Second LayerRainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Pouring the Second Layer

For this step, we are going to be pouring the second layer into the soap mold. First, we need to make sure that the previous layer has set up almost completely. The timing is very important with this recipe.  You want the soap to form a pretty thick film.  However, you don’t want it to be completely hardened.  If it still has some flexibility when you pour your next layer, the line will be more wavy like a zebra instead of sharp and angled.  Once you are sure you are ready to pour, you will need to take your mold off the block and set it flat. Since our last layer was already at an angle, this layer will fill in the spaces. Once you have added all of this layer, lightly spray the top with the rubbing alcohol.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Creating the Next LayerRainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Creating the Next Layer to Pour

Now, we are going to make our second white layer for this recipe. So, weigh 152 grams of the soap base into a mixing bowl. Carefully melt the mp soap in a microwave. Then, add 7 grams of the fragrance oil to the mixture. Combine these ingredients thoroughly before you move on to pouring the mixture.

Next, we will get ready to pour this layer. So, check your yellow soap layer and see whether it has set up. Since these layers are fairly thin, they shouldn’t take too long to set up. When your soap is ready you can leave the mold flat and begin to pour. After, you will need to lightly spray the top of this layer with the alcohol.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Creating the Teal LayerRainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Creating the Teal Layer

Next, we are going to be making the teal colored layer for our homemade soap. After you measure 200 grams of soap base, melt the soap using a microwave. Remember to use short bursts and periodically stir. Once your soap is melted add 10 grams of the scented oil and 6 drops of the Teal FUN Soap Colorant. Mix all of your ingredients together well. Then, we can move on to creating this next part of the design.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Creating a Forked Layer

This part of the soap will be slightly different than the other layers. We are going to create a forked layer with our teal mixture. First, you will need to pour about half of your teal soap into the mold. For this part, your mold will remain flat on the table. Then, spray the layer with alcohol and allow the soap to set up.

Once your teal layer has set up completely you are ready to add the white portion of the fork. First, you are going to need to tilt your mold. We used two of our blocks to create a bigger tilt and make sure that the white layer was only on one side of the mold. Depending on what you have used to angle your mold, you may need to play with your height a bit before you are ready to pour. Melt 150 grams of the yogurt soap and add 7 grams of the Amazingly Grace Fragrance Oil. Once you have added this white layer you can spray the top with rubbing alcohol. Make sure to leave the soap mold angle the same way until you pour your next layer.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Adding the Other Half of the Teal MixtureRainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Adding the Other Half of the Teal Mixture

Next, we are going to be finishing the forked layer with the rest of our teal colored soap. So, make sure that the white soap has set up. Then, you can melt the teal soap again. Once your soap has melted you will pour the teal soap into the mold at the same angle as your previous white layer. After, you can spray the tops with rubbing alcohol. Now, this will leave you with a forked appearance for this stripe.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Adding the Next White LayerRainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Adding the Next White Layer

Now, we are ready to create our next layer for this soap. So, melt 150 grams of the melt and pour soap in the microwave. After, you will need to include 7 grams of the fragrance oil and mix the ingredient well. Once everything is ready to pour, check that your last layer has mostly set up. If it has, then you can start pouring this layer.

First, you will need to get rid of the angle. So, you can set the mold down flat on your work surface. Now, you will pour this scented white soap on top of your hardened teal layer. Once everything has been added you can spray the top with rubbing alcohol. Then, move on to creating the next layer.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Adding the Blue and White LayersRainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Adding the Neon Blue and White Layers

This time you will be mixing up the neon blue layer for our recipe. So, carefully melt another 200 grams of soap into a clean mixing bowl. Once your soap is all melted you will need to add 10 grams of the fragrance oil along with 5 drops of the Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant. Make sure to mix these ingredients thoroughly. Once the previous layer has completely set up you can add the blue layer on top. Then, spray the top of this layer with the rubbing alcohol.

Now, you will be mixing the next layer for your zebra soap recipe. You will need to melt 150 grams of the Melt and Pour Soap Base in the microwave. Once your soap has been completely melted, you can add 7 grams of the scented oil. Mix this ingredient into the soap. After the blue layer has completely set up you are ready to pour in this next layer. Remember to spray the top with alcohol before moving on to the next step.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Creating and Pouring the Pink Layer

You will need to create the pink soap for this next layer. So, melt 200 grams of the yogurt mp soap.  Then, 10 grams of the fragrance to your melted soap. Also, mix in 5 drops of Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant. After all this is mixed together, check that your previous layer has set up completely. Once it has you can move on to the next step.

Next, we are going to be pouring the pink layer onto your soap. This next layer will be slightly angled. You can use a similar height to the yellow layer and add the wedge to the opposite side as before. As soon as you get your desired angle, pour in this pink mixture. Then, spray the top with rubbing alcohol.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Mixing and Adding the Top Layer

Finally, we are going to be adding the last layer for the zebra print soap. You will need to melt 150 grams of the soap in a microwave. Then, incorporate 7 grams of the fragrance oil. Once everything has mixed together you should check to make sure that the pink layer has set up completely. If it has, then remove the object from underneath the mold and pour your soap. After the soap is in the mold, spray the soap to release any air bubbles. Now, you just need to wait for your last layer to set up and you will be ready to cut and use your soap!

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Interesting Facts

Zebras are such majestic animals, but their beautiful stripes are just for looks. There are quite a few ideas as to how these unique patterns are beneficial. Firstly, the zebras are able to use each of their unique patterns in a group to confuse predators. Since these stripes help the zebras blend into their herd, they will even circle around young animals to create a defensive barrier. But, there are quite a few more reasons why this pattern is so important. If you would like to learn a bit more, then you should go to the article Plains Zebra by National Geographic

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap RecipeRainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Talk to Us

We hope that you enjoyed this fun soap recipe as much as we have. If you would like to share your creation with us, we would love to hear all about it. Also, we are available to answer any questions and concerns. Just reach out to us on social media and we will be able to get right back to you. You can find us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, we are on both Instagram and Twitter. So, you can find us with @ngscents for those. Can’t wait to hear from you!

Apr
11

Melt and Pour Soap Kit


This entry was posted in crafts as a hobby, Fragrance Oils, melt and pour soap, Natures Garden, Soap making supplies and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

Melt and Pour Soap Kit

Melt and Pour Soap KitThe Melt and Pour Soap Kit provides you with everything that you need to create two pounds worth of melt and pour soaps. Not only will you be able to create about sixteen individual bars of melt and pour soap, but this kit provides you with everything from the ingredients to the soap molds. So, making these soaps could not get any easier! Simply melt the soap base, add a few ingredients, and pour the soap into the molds. Plus, this Natures Garden kit comes with your choice of one of two soap bases. You also receive four different scents and two different soap dyes to use. So, you can make a couple of batches of soap that are the color and scent you’d prefer. Overall, this kit is a great choice for a beginner soap maker or someone looking for a simple and fun craft to make.

Melt and Pour Soap Kit Ingredients Included

Complete Step by Step Soap Making Instructions

2 pounds of Melt and Pour Soap Base (you can choose one of two types)
Goat’s Milk Melt and Pour Soap Base
Diamond Clear Soap Melt and Pour Soap Base

Four 1 oz Samples of Fragrance Oils (currently the fragrances listed below)
Sweet Pea Fragrance Oil
Best Friends Fragrance Oil
Oatmeal Milk and Honey Fragrance Oil
Lavender Flowers Fragrance Oil

Two Liquid Soap Dyes (Currently the two listed below)
Da Bomb Soap Dye Blue
Da Bomb Soap Dye Red

Two Soap Molds (Currently the two listed below)
Oval Decorative Soap Mold
Heart with Angels Soap Mold

Melt and Pour Soap Kit Other Ingredients and Equipment Needed

Pyrex Glass Measuring Cup
Microwave
Refrigerator (optional)
Pam Cooking Spray (optional)
Tablespoon
Stainless Steel Mixing Spoon
Rubbing Alcohol

Melt and Pour Soap Kit Clean and Sanitize

Before you start your project make sure that you are truly prepared. First fill a bullet bottle with rubbing alcohol and place a fine mist sprayer on top. Then, not only should you sanitize your work space, but you should retrieve and clean your equipment. The creation of this kit will require a clean counter space and an available microwave. Also, collecting the equipment needed to complete the project will help the process go smoother. Since everything will be within an arm’s reach, you won’t need to spend time and energy to locate certain tools to finish. Plus, pausing part way through may cause your soap to cool before it is time to pour into the molds. So, preparing ahead of time can save you time and prevent you from messing up your creation.

Melt and Pour Soap Kit Preparing and Melting Your Soap Base

Melt and Pour Soap Kit Preparing and Melting Your Soap BaseFirst, you are going to want to prepare your provided soap base. Since melt and pour soap has already undergone the saponification process, all you’re are going to need to do is melt the soap. Also, our kit contains the Goats Milk Soap Base. However, you can choose the clear soap base if you’d like, the process is going to be the same either way. So, cut your slab of soap in half, which will be about a single pound of soap. Then, cut your soap into smaller chunks to fit the soap into your glass measuring cup. After, you will place your filled measuring cup in the microwave for a minute. If the soap is not entirely melted after a minute, then heat the soap again in 30 second intervals until the soap base is entirely melted. You need to melt in intervals to avoid overheating the soap, as it could potentially boil.

Melt and Pour Soap Kit Scenting Your Melted Soap

Melt and Pour Soap Kit Scenting Your Melted SoapNext, remove your soap from the microwave. Then, you will want to choose one of your four fragrance oils to add to your melted soap. While we chose to use the Lavender Fragrance Oil, any of the scents will work perfectly. Now, measure out a single tablespoon of your preferred fragrance and mix it into the melted soap.

Melt and Pour Soap Kit Coloring Your Melted Soap

Melt and Pour Soap Kit Coloring Your Melted SoapAfter you add the fragrance oil, it’s time for color.  You will need your Da Bomb Soap Dyes.  Then, you will want to add some of the liquid soap dye to the scented soap. While you can add either color you’d like, we chose to use two red and two blue to create a light pastel purple shade for our soap.  Add your soap colorant and mix.

Melt and Pour Soap Kit Pouring Your Melted Soap

Melt and Pour Soap Kit Pouring Your Melted SoapNow, you are going to pour your soap into the provided molds. While your melted soap is still hot, pour the soap into the molds. You should have enough melted to fill all the cavities in both molds. After your soaps set up you can create a second batch of soaps with the other half of your melt and pour soap slab. Additionally, you can spray a paper towel with Pam Cooking Spray then wipe inside each cavity of your mold before pouring your melted soap. This will make removing the hardened soap from the molds easier, but will not harm the soaps. Once you pour the melted soap into the molds spray any air bubbles you see with rubbing alcohol to release them.

Melt and Pour Soap Kit Finishing Your Soaps

Melt and Pour Soap Kit Finishing Your SoapsFinally, you are going to finish your melt and pour soaps. First, you will need to wait a half hour before moving your soap molds. Since the soap will be in a cooling process, moving the soaps could cause them to wrinkle or spill before they set up entirely. After this time passes, you can move the soap molds into the refrigerator for about an hour, or you can wait for them to setup naturally. Either way, allow the mp soap to finish the cooling process before removing your soap from the molds. Next, once the soap is setup, turn your mold upside down on a counter and press on the back of the soap cavity until your soap is released. Repeat the steps above with the remaining soap base. After, your soaps are complete and removed from the molds they are ready for immediate use!

Melt and Pour Soap Kit Other Ideas

If you are looking to kick your handmade soap up a notch, you can always use additives. You have many options when it comes to additives. My favorite is mica which can be dusted on your soap once they setup. This will give the soap a shimmering bling. Also, dried flowers like lavender or calendula can be added to the melted soap. Perhaps you want to add coffee grounds for exfoliation. These are just a few ways to make your soap stand out but the options really are endless. We hope that you enjoy the melt and pour soap kit. For other mp soap ideas, be sure to check out all of our free melt and pour soap recipes.

Jul
15

Kauai Spa Fragrance Oil


This entry was posted in candle making supplies, Fragrance Oils, Natures Garden, Natures Garden Fragrance Oils, Soap making supplies, wholesale fragrance oils and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

Kauai Spa Fragrance OilKauai Spa Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Kauai Spa Fragrance Oil is a complex spa scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is a lovely blend of gorgeous fresh floral scents with vanilla, woodsy, and musk scents that create a fragrance oil that is complex and relaxing. Many of our customers have found this scent to be a beautiful scent that is absolutely perfect for cold process soaps and homemade feminine perfumes.

What Does Kauai Spa Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This incredibly unique, floral spa fragrance oil by Natures Garden is an aroma that contains notes of gardenia, jasmine, cyclamen, lilac, hyacinth, mimosa flower, rose, muguet, and lily.  Well rounded, complex, and very fresh!

Top Notes:  Valencia Orange, Peach
Mid notes:  Mimosa flower, Hyacinth, Gardenia, Orange Flower, Gardenia, jasmine, cyclamen, lilac, rose, muguet
Base Notes:  Vanilla, Woods, Musk

How Do Our Customers Use Kauai Spa Fragrance Oil?

Making room scents with this gorgeous floral fragrance oil will have you sitting back, relaxing, and soaking in the spa aroma. Products such as room scent diy, smelly jelly beads, and incense sticks can all you up to 50% of this sweet fragrance oil. This relaxing scent will remain perfect in handmade aroma bead creations. Also, the best scented household cleaning products can be crafted with a maximum of 5% for our gorgeous Kauai Spa Fragrance Oil. Candle crafters are in luck because this amazing floral scent can be used in their creations. These creations that are made of either vegetable wax or paraffin wax can use this scent at a rate of 10%. Many of the waxes we sell, including Joy Wax,100% Soy Wax, WOW Wax, Pillar of Bliss Wax, and our gel candle wax can include this fragrance oil perfectly! If you are looking for a suggestion in coloring your candles, then try out either using one drop of green liquid candle dye per four pounds of your wax or shredding a small amount of a green color block into the melted wax. For those figuring out their own method, know that crayons do not make good colorant as they clog candle wicks.

Get ready for the chance to have your own personal homemade spa with this beautiful spa day fragrance oil. All kinds of hand crafted bath and body products can be scented with this flowery aroma. In fact, homemade shampoo, homemade body lotions, diy perfumes, and so many other related creations can be scented with up to 5% of this fragrance oil. Soaps that are created with or without lye can be scented with this enchanting scent at a rate of 5%. Our own Cold Process Soap Testing Results have shown to us that this calming fragrance oil is a great choice for this method. There was no ricing and no separation found in batches that used this fragrance. There was acceleration, due to all of the floral notes involved in this aroma. This acceleration can be reduced by soaping at lower temperatures. The final cp soap had no discoloration in the bars and the scent remained good in the soap bars. We suggest green soap colorant in these bath and body creations, but other methods can be used as long as you avoid candle dyes.