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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!

Aug
07

Merlot Wine CP Soap Recipe


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Merlot Wine CP Soap RecipeMerlot Wine CP Soap Recipe

Want to try out a fun CP soap recipe? Then, check out our fantastic wine soap recipe! The Merlot Wine CP Soap Recipe from Natures Garden is a fun, unique soap recipe that you will be sure to enjoy. This soap recipe uses the delightful red wine aroma of our Merlot Wine Fragrance Oil. Plus, this homemade soap recipe includes real red wine to provide some red wine skin benefits. Further, this cold process soap recipe uses quality soap making supplies that will care for your skin. If you would like to try creating this red wine soap recipe, then try out the soap making project below.

Natures Garden Ingredients for the Merlot Wine CP Soap Recipe

Lye
Rice Bran Oil
Sunflower Oil
Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Olive Oil
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Mango Butter
Merlot Wine Fragrance Oil
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant 1 oz.
Deep Purple FUN Soap Colorant 1 oz. 
Kelly Green Fun Soap Colorant 1 oz.
Brown Oxide Fun Soap Colorant 1 oz.
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
Cutter for Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety GLOVES for Soap Making- 1 pair
Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety MASK for Soap Making- 2 count
Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap
Thermometer

Other Needed Ingredients for the Merlot Wine CP Soap Recipe

Scale
Water
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Stick Blender
Wine
Mini Bunch of Grapes Soap & Candle Mold (www.flexiblemolds.com)

Total Weights for the Merlot Wine CP Soap Base

129 grams of the Water
129 grams of the Frozen Wine
96 grams of the Lye

122 grams of the Rice Bran Oil
68 grams of the Sunflower Oil
81 grams of the Meadowfoam Seed Oil
68 grams of the Olive Oil
121 grams of the Fractionated Coconut Oil
216 grams of the Mango Butter Oil
51 grams of the Merlot Wine Fragrance Oil
5 grams of the Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
6 grams of the Deep Purple FUN Soap Colorant

Total Weights for the Melt and Pour Soap

132 grams of the Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap
7 grams of the Merlot Wine Fragrance Oil
3 grams of the Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant
5 drops of the Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Clean and Sanitize for the Merlot Wine CP Soap Recipe

Before making your homemade soap, you are going to want to clean and sanitize for the Merlot Wine CP Soap Recipe. First, you are going to want to collect all of your soap making supplies that are listed for this soap making recipe. Also, you are going to want to clean off a work space to allow yourself the space that you need to make this soap making recipe. Also, you will want to prepare a spray bottle of vinegar. Then, set this bottle aside for when you need it later on.

Prepare the Wine for the Merlot Wine CP Soap Recipe

Also, you will want to prepare the red wine for the Merlot Wine CP Soap Recipe. So, you will want to place the wine into a pot on the stove top and boil it for 30-40 minutes. Be sure that you are stirring the wine periodically as it boils. When this time has elapsed, weigh out and carefully pour this wine into ice cube freezer trays. Next, you will place these trays in the freezer overnight to create wine ice cubes. When you are ready to create your soap, the frozen wine will be used as half of the water portion of the water/lye solution. 

Choosing the Wine for Your Merlot Wine CP Soap Recipe

We have some advice on choosing the wine for your Merlot Wine CP Soap Recipe. We would recommend that you use a wine with a lower sugar content. If you are using a wine that has a high sugar content, it will speed up gel. This will cause your soap batter to bubble up and out of the mold. You will want to watch for this as well as take proper precautions at safe guarding the surface your mold is placed on.

Prepare the Green Grape Embeds for the Wine CP Soap RecipePrepare the Green Grape Embeds for the Wine CP Soap Recipe

First, you are going to want to prepare the green grape embeds for the Wine CP Soap Recipe. So, you are going to need to weigh 132 grams of the Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap. Then, you will want to use thirty second intervals in the a microwave to melt the soap base. After the soap base has melted, you will want to add 3 grams of the Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant and 5 drops of the Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant. Then, you will want to add 7 grams of the Merlot Wine Fragrance Oil to you mixture. You will want to mix these cosmetic ingredients together thoroughly and pour the soap into the grape bunches soap mold. You will make five grape bunches in total. Make sure that you allow them to setup before taking them out of the cosmetic molds.

Prepare the Lye Solution for the Merlot Wine CP Soap

Now you are ready to prepare the lye solution for the Merlot Wine CP Soap. First, you will need to weigh out the 129 grams of the distilled water and 129 grams of the frozen wine cubes. Then, you will want to stir this mixture as you add small amounts of the lye. You will need to continue to add small amounts of the lye while stirring the mixture. Once you have added all 96 grams of the lye for soap, you will need to set this solution in a safe place to cool to room temperature.

Weigh and Melt the Cosmetic Oils for the CP SoapWeigh and Melt the Cosmetic Oils for the CP Soap

While you are waiting for your lye solution to cool, you are going to want to weigh and melt the cosmetic oils for the CP soap. You will want to add the following amounts to a microwave safe bowl; 122 grams Rice Bran Oil, 68 grams Sunflower Oil, 81 grams Meadowfoam Seed Oil, 68 grams Olive Oil, 121 grams Fractionated Coconut Oil, and 216 grams Mango Butter Oil. Then, use short bursts in the microwave to melt everything down. After, you will want to let your melted oils to cool to about the same temperature as your lye solution.

Preparing the Colorant for the Merlot Wine CP SoapPreparing the Colorant for the Merlot Wine CP Soap

In the meantime, you can begin preparing the colorant for the Merlot Wine CP Soap. So, you are going to want to take a small bowl and add 5 grams of the Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant and 6 grams of the Deep Purple FUN Soap Colorant. Then, stir these two colors together and set the bowl aside for a later step.

Combining the Lye and Oils for the Merlot Wine CP Soap RecipeCombining the Lye and Oils for the Merlot Wine CP Soap Recipe

Once both the lye solution and the soaping oils have reached the proper temperature, you are ready for the next step, So, you will be combining the lye and oils for the Merlot Wine CP Soap Recipe. Then, you will want to use a stick blender to emulsify these soap making ingredients. After you have everything mixed together, you are ready for the next soap in the soap making process.

Add the Fragrance to the Merlot Wine CP SoapAdd the Fragrance to the Merlot Wine CP Soap

Once your soap batter has been mixed together, you are ready to add the fragrance to the Merlot Wine Soap. So, you will want to weigh out 51 grams of the Merlot Wine Fragrance Oil. Then, you will add this scented oil to your soap batter. After, you will want to use a stick blender to quickly incorporate the scent.

Merlot Wine Fragrance OilMerlot Wine Fragrance Oil

The aroma of the Merlot Wine Fragrance Oil is fantastic for enhancing this real wine soap recipe. This scent has scrumptious notes of plums, apples, red raspberries and strawberries. These fragrance oil notes combine with a light alcoholic and spicy background. Together, these fragrance oil notes create a wonderful aroma of red merlot wine. This perfectly enhances the true scent of your real red wine.

Add the Soap Colorant for the Merlot Wine CP Soap RecipeAdd the Soap Colorant for the Merlot Wine CP Soap Recipe

Next, you are going to add the soap colorant for the Merlot Wine CP Soap Recipe. So, retrieve the bowl of soap colorant that you had previously prepared. Then, add this colorant to your scented soap batter. Then, you will need to use your stick blender to throughout incorporate this color into your cold process soap batter. Once everything has been thoroughly incorporated and your soap has reached trace, you are ready to move on to the next step.

 Pouring the Merlot Wine CP Soap Into the Soap MoldPouring the Merlot Wine CP Soap Into the Soap Mold

Now that your soap has reached trace, you can begin pouring the Merlot Wine CP Soap into the soap mold. Then, you can pour your soap batter into the soap mold. Before moving on to the next step in the process, you will want your soap to set up a bit. However, you don’t want the soap to set up completely so that the soap embeds stick to the soap bars.

Adding the Soap Embeds for the Merlot Wine CP SoapAdding the Soap Embeds for the Merlot Wine CP Soap

Once your cold process soap is set up just enough, you can start adding the soap embeds for the Merlot Wine CP Soap. So, you are going to add your green grapes soap embeds to the top of the cold process soap. Of course, you will want to evenly space each of your five grape soaps onto the top of your soap loaf. After cutting your soap loaf, each bar of soap will have an embed grape soap on top. After placing all of your grape soap embeds, you will want to set the soap aside to set up completely.

Remove the Merlot Wine CP Soap from the MoldRemove the Merlot Wine CP Soap from the Mold

After your soap has completely set up in the soap mold, you are ready to remove the Merlot Wine CP Soap from the mold. This should take 24-48 hours before you can remove the soap from your mold. Once your diy soap recipe is removed from the mold, you are going to cut your loaf soap into bars of soap. Each bar will have a bunch of grapes, so you should end up with five bars of cp soap.

Using Your Finished Merlot Wine CP Soap

Before you are ready to use your finished Merlot Wine CP Soap, you will need to put these cold process soap bars in a safe place to cure. Once your wine soap has cured for a few weeks, you are finally ready to use your cold process soap! Whether you are making soap for your own use or to sell in your soap making business, we are sure that you will enjoy these handmade soaps! 

Learn More About Pairing Merlot Wine with Food

If you enjoy drinking Merlot wine as well as using it in your cold process soap, then you may be interested to learn more about pairing Merlot wine with food. The article Merlot Wine Taste by Wine Folly begins by sharing the wine’s profile and taste. Then, they talk about a few food that would pair perfectly with the notes of this wine. Further, this article shares a few fun and random facts about Merlot wine that you may enjoy learning about. So, anyone that enjoys Merlot wine may want to try out this article on wine.

Questions About the Merlot Wine CP Soap RecipeQuestions About the Merlot Wine CP Soap Recipe

We hope that you had fun creating this cold process soap recipe. If you have any questions about the Merlot Wine CP Soap Recipe, then feel free to reach out to us! You can contact us over the phone on our H.U.G. line, in the NG store, and on social media. Also, you can reach us through our social media platforms. First, we are available on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to reach us on both Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these social media platforms to ask us questions about this wine soap recipe, but you can share your own homemade bath and body recipes, too!

May
29

Cucumber Melons Soap Recipe


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Cucumber Melons Soap RecipeCucumber Melons Soap Recipe

If you are looking for a fun soap recipe, then you may want to try out the Cucumber Melons Soap Recipe! This cp soap recipe from Natures Garden uses luscious soap making ingredients and a fun soaping technique to create this free craft recipe. So, this finished soap will have the unique appearance of funnel pour soap and will nourish your skin. Plus, this scented soap recipe includes the refreshing aroma of our cucumber melons fragrance. You can check out this lovely soap making recipe in this soap blog.

Cucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Clean and Prepare

Before you begin making this homemade soap recipe, you are going to want to make some preparations. First, gather and wash any equipment 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. Make sure you have enough area for you to work comfortably, so you will have a good work space that will make the process easier to do and more fun!

Cucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Prepare a Bottle of Vinegar

You will need to prepare a bottle of vinegar before creating your homemade soap. This bottle of vinegar will be useful for cp soap safety, as the vinegar will be used to deactivate lye that may come into contact with your skin. Also, you can use the vinegar to clean up your work station after working on soap to make sure that there isn’t any active lye left behind. So, you will want to fill a bottle with vinegar and set it nearby until it is needed.

Cucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Soap Making for Beginners

If you haven’t ever made homemade soap from scratch, then you may want to look at some of our classes on the cold process soap process. 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. Also, you may want to Click Here For Basic CP Soap Making Class. Anyone that feels ready to make this bath and body recipe, should continue reading this blog!

Cucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Available from Natures Garden

Lye
Mango Butter
Palm Oil RBD
Sweet Almond Oil
Apricot Kernel Oil
Coconut Oil 76
Shea Butter
Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant
Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
Cucumber and Melons Fragrance Oil
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
Large Rectangle Tray – Mold Market Mold
Safety GLOVES for Soap Making- 1 pair
Thermometer
Safety MASK for Soap Making- 2 count
Soap Making Apron

Cucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Other Needed Ingredients

Scale
Water
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Stick Blender
Rubber Spatula
Vinegar
8 ounce Squeeze Bottles (5)

Cucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Weights for the CP Soap

323 grams of Distilled Water
116 grams of Lye

212 grams of Coconut Oil 76
128 grams of Sweet Almond Oil
42 grams of Apricot Oil
35 grams of Mango Butter
50 grams of Palm Oil
85 grams of Meadowfoam Seed Oil
128 grams of Shea Butter
170 grams of Sunflower Oil
64 grams of Cucumber and Melons Fragrance Oil

Cucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Amounts for the Lime Green Portion

4 drops of Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant

Cucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Amounts for the Neon Green Portion

5 drops of Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant

Cucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Amounts for the Yellow Green Portion

3 drops of Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant
5 drops of Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant

Cucumber Soap Recipe: Amounts for the White Portion

8 grams of Titanium Dioxide (per bottle)
Mixed with a small amount of soaping oils

Cucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Making the Lye Solution

First, you are going to create the lye solution for your homemade soap recipe. You will want to prepare this soap recipe in a well ventilated room. Also, you will need to wear a face mask and protective clothing during this process. In separate containers, you will need to measure out 323 grams of water and 116 grams of lye. As always, you are going to stir as you add the lye to your water. After all the lye is mixed in, you will need to wait for your solution to cool to room temperature.

Preparing Your Soaping OilsCucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Preparing Your Soaping Oils

Next, you are ready to prepare your soap making oils for this recipe. In a microwave safe bowl, you will need to add 212 grams Coconut Oil 76, 128 grams Sweet Almond Oil, 42 grams Apricot Oil, 35 grams Mango Butter, 50 grams Palm Oil, 85 grams Meadowfoam Seed Oil, 128 grams Shea Butter, and 170 grams Sunflower Oil. After these oils have completely melted, you will set them aside until your lye solution is at the right temperature.

Preparing the Soap ColorantsCucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Preparing the Soap Colorants

While you are waiting for your lye solution and cosmetic oils to cool down, you can begin preparing your colorants for the cold process soap.  These colorants will be added directly to the squeeze bottles. You are going to need a total of five squeeze bottles. You will need to prepare colorants for the white soap, lime green soap, yellow green soap, and neon green soap. While you will have four different colors, you will have two bottles of the white colored soap.

Cucumber Melons Soap Recipe: White Soap Colorant

For the white soap colorant, you are going to need two of the squeeze bottles. So, add 8 grams of the Titanium Dioxide and a small amount of liquid soaping oils to each of these bottles. You can set these two bottles aside for the moment.

Cucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Lime Green Soap Colorant

The lime green soap colorant will have 4 drops of the Lime Green Soap Colorant added to one of your squeeze bottles. Then, you can set this squeeze bottle aside for later. 

Cucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Neon Green Soap Colorant

The neon green soap colorant will have 5 drops of the Neon Green Soap Colorant added to one of your squeeze bottles. Then, set this bottle aside for now.

Cucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Yellow Green Soap Colorant

The yellow green soap colorant will have 3 drops of the Neon Yellow Soap Colorant and 5 drops of the Lime Green Soap Colorant added to one of your squeeze bottles. Then, set this bottle aside for a later step.

Combine the Oils and Lye SolutionCucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Combine the Oils and Lye Solution

Once your cosmetic oils and lye solution are at the right temperature, you are ready to combine them. You will want to make sure that they are within ten degrees of each other. Then, you can add the lye solution to your melted cosmetic oils. You will need to use a stick blender to emulsify your soaping ingredients. Once your ingredients are fully mixed, you ready for the next step.

Adding the Fragrance OilCucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Adding the Fragrance Oil

After, you will be ready to add the fragrance oil to your soap mixture. So, you are going to need 64 grams of the Cucumber and Melons Fragrance Oil. This fragrance has a refreshing aroma that begins with notes of sweet and sour cucumber and a deep green oily note. This scent continues with hints of violet and a background of sweet, freshly sliced honeydew melon. Again, you will use a stick blender to incorporate this scent.

Coloring the SoapCucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Coloring the Soap

Now, you are going to use your scented soap batter to fill the squeeze bottles. You will want to fill each of your five squeeze bottles with soap batter. Once the squeeze bottles are filled, you will put the lid on and hold it closed. Then, shake to mix the colorant into your soap batter.

Filling the Soap MoldCucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Filling the Soap Mold

Once your soap colorant has been incorporated, you are ready to fill up the rectangle soap mold tray. You are going to alternate between using four different colors of soap. So, you will need to set up your mixed squeeze bottles and your soap mold. So, you can continue reading to learn how to use the bottles to add your soap to the mold.

Adding the Yellow Green SoapCucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Adding the Yellow Green Soap

To start filling your soap mold, you are going to use the yellow green colored soap. You will use the squeeze bottle to place small yellow green dots all over the mold. Once your mold looks similar to the picture to the left, you will need to squeeze a white dot directly on top of each of your yellow green colored soap.

Adding the Lime Green SoapCucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Adding the Lime Green Soap

Next, you are going to place lime green dots around the soap mold. You can place these dots on the empty space or on top of the previous dots. Once your own soap mold looks similar to the picture on the left, you will want to put white dots directly on top of these lime green colored soap dots.

Adding the Neon Green SoapCucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Adding the Neon Green Soap

Next, you will want to place neon green dots around the soap mold. Then, you will want to put white soap dots directly on top of the neon green dots.

Continue the ProcessCucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Continue the Process

Now, you will want to repeat the last three steps. You will continue to alternate between green and white soap color until your soap mold is completely filled. Once the mold is completely filled you can tap the mold gently to remove any air bubbles that may be trapped.

Slicing Your Soap BarsCucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Slicing Your Soap Bars

Now, you will need to wait for your homemade soap to set up before you can remove it from the wholesale soap mold. You will want to wait about 24 to 48 hours to ensure that the soap has set up enough to take out. Once you have removed your soap from the mold, you can slice your soap into individual bars. You can easily cut along the lines to create nine bars of cp soap.

Cucumber Melons Soap Recipe: Finishing Your Soap Recipe

Before you can use your homemade soap recipe, you are going to want to wait for the soap to cure. This will make sure that lye has completely reacted and the soap is ready for your skin. The curing process will take about 4-6 weeks. After your soap has finished curing, you can finally use your finished cold process soap!

Cucumber Melon Smoothie

If you enjoy the fragrance for this fun soap recipe, then you may want to check out a food recipe that uses a blend of cucumber and melon that is just as refreshing. The Cucumber Melon Smoothie recipe from Vitamix can be used to make a smoothie you will be sure to enjoy! This scrumptious recipe will blend notes of cantaloupe, honeydew, and cucumber with other delicious flavors to create a truly delicious smoothie recipe.

Have Any Questions?Have Any Questions?

We hope that you have enjoyed making this homemade cold process soap recipe! If you have any questions about making this cp soap, then feel free to reach out to us for answers. You can find us on our HUG Line, in the store, and online. An easy way to find us online is to reach out to us on 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 or ask us questions, but you can share your own soap creations. So, we hope that you enjoyed this soaping recipe and that we hear from you very soon!

Dec
17

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners


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15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners

We at Natures Garden have 15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners. These various soap making classes are perfect for beginning soap makers. These soap classes will help beginners gain knowledge about different types of soap making and learn how to make homemade soap. So, you will be able to learn everything that you need to know about soap making. Of course, these classes vary from important safety tips to specific advice for making both cold process soap and melt and pour soap. This will provide you with all of the information that you will need to create gorgeous homemade soap!

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soap Making Safety15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soap Making Safety

Before you begin learning how to create homemade soap, you need to make sure that you know all about important soap safety. Learning about how to be safe during this process is especially important for making cold process soap. While you need to careful with lye when making cold process soap, there are some things that you can do to keep yourself safe when making melt and pour soap. So, any of our beginning soap makers should take a look at the Soap Making Safety class. So, you can use this class to make sure that they know how to stay safe as they learn how to make soap.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soap Making: Where Do I Start15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soap Making: Where Do I Start

If you have never made your own soap, then you will benefit from the information in our class called Soap Making: Where Do I Start. This soap making class will break down the four different types of soap making methods. First, our beginning soap makers will learn all about the cold process soap method. This will allow you to combine water, lye, and cosmetic oils to create a perfect soap with the best soap properties.

Also, you can learn about the benefits and process of melt and pour soap. If you enjoy the benefits of cold process soap, then you may be interested in making soap from scratch with a shorter cure time. So, you may enjoy learning about either hot process soap or oven process soap. This way new soap makers can learn how to make these different soap making methods. Whether you find out that you enjoy one type of soap or you want to create all types of soap, you can determine which particular methods that you would like to try to create!

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Melt and Pour Soap Information15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Melt and Pour Soap Information

If you are interested in creating melt and pour soap for the first time, then you may benefit from checking out our Melt and Pour Soap Information. First, the soap making class will share with you various cosmetic ingredients and additives that you can use to make a fantastic batch of melt and pour soap. Also, this class on soap making will explain the process of making a batch of melt and pour soap, which includes picking out the perfect mp soap base. Plus, this soap class shares additives like cosmetic oils and herbs that will improve the bar of soap. Further, this soap making class will share with you various tips and tricks for making sure that your finished soap turns out conditioning for the skin and beautiful!

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Easy Directions for Making Melt and Pour Soap15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Easy Directions for Making Melt and Pour Soap

One of the easiest ways to make homemade soap is to use a melt and pour soap base! This will allow you to create scented soap at home without formulating your own recipe. So, you can do all the fun parts of soaping, like adding scents, wonderful colorants, and using great soap molds. If you are curious about learning how to make fun melt and pour soap, then check out a class on our Easy Directions for Making Melt and Pour Soap! This soap making class will go over all of the advice for making soap with a great mp soap base.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Common Soap Making Questions15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Common Soap Making Questions

Anyone that wants to get into cold process soap making may find that there are some unfamiliar terms. This can be confusing for beginning craft makers. So, we have created a list of important soap terms that you may come across as a beginning soap maker. Whether you want to know what trace or rebatch means, you can find out ll about these terms and much more! If you have any questions about a confusing term, then check out our class on Common Soap Making Questions.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soap Making Terminology15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soap Making Terminology

As you begin to get more into soap making, you may find that some instructions and recipes have some unfamiliar terms. If you ever come across a new word that seems specific to soap making, then the class on Soap Making Terminology will be very useful. This soap making class defines all kinds of soap terms and abbreviations that are related to the process of making soap from scratch. So, this is a soap class that will be extremely useful for beginning soap makers.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Cold Process Soap Class 10115 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Cold Process Soap Class 101

There are all kinds of benefits for making soap from scratch. However, there are some things that you should know before you gather all your soap making supplies. Not only do you need to determine which cosmetic oils you want to use, but you will want to determine the proportions as well. Plus, you will want to figure out which fragrance oils would be best for making cp soap. If you are a bit overwhelmed with all of these options, we have a basic soap making recipe that is perfect for beginning soap makers in our Cold Process Soap Class 101. Not only will you find an easy to follow recipe, but this helpful guide will help you with all the other important choices for soaping. So, there are all kinds of great tips you can benefit from in this soap class!

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Fragrances Tested in CP Soap Results

Another important decision that you will need to make for creating your soaps is the fragrance oil. Not only do you need to pick your favorite scents, but you need to find a scent that works well in soap making. If you want to make sure that the fragrance you want to use is good for soaping, then check out our class on Fragrances Tested in CP Soap Results. This list of fragrances will provide you with details about how the scent will perform in your cp soap.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Making Your Own Soap Recipe15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Making Your Own Soap Recipe

This soap making class will help you calculate the amounts and types of conditioning oils for your own soap recipe. Of course, there is a nice website that you can use that will help you through the process of formulating your own soap recipe. So, you can choose your oils and cosmetic ingredients to create a bar of soap with all the best properties. Further, our soap making class will walk you through the various sections of the soap calculator. So, our class on Making Your Own Soap Recipe would be a great place for beginning soap makers to start learning how to formulate your own cp soap.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soap Making - Finding the Perfect Recipe15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soap Making – Finding the Perfect Recipe

All of the cosmetic ingredients that you will need for making homemade soaps will have different properties that you can benefit from. Plus, the different cosmetic oils will each have unique properties and different skin benefits. If you are interested in finding, then you may be interested in checking out our soap class on Soap Making- Finding the Perfect Recipe. With your new knowledge of the properties of each cosmetic oil, you can create a bar with all the soap properties you would want in a bar of soap.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soaping Oil Properties15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soaping Oil Properties

When you are creating your homemade soap recipes, it can be useful to know about the different properties that cosmetic oils can have for your soap recipes. In order to make a great soap recipe, you will want to combine cosmetic oils to create a nice balance between hardness, cleansing, conditioning, bubbly lather, and creamy. If you are interested in learning about the specific properties of soap making oils, then you may want to check out our class on Soaping Oil Properties.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Essential Oils Class15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Essential Oils Class

Not only can you use fragrance oils to scent your soap, but you can use essential oils as well! If you want to learn more about how to scent soap with essential oils, then check out our Essential Oils Class. Not only does this soap making class share which oils are body safe and other advice, but the class goes into the detail of how essential oils are created.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Exfoliant Class15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Exfoliant Class

There are all kinds of great soap making ingredients that you can use to make fantastic herbal soap bars. You can make fantastic soaps using cosmetic herbs. These great soap additives will add beneficial properties to your scented soap recipe. There are all kinds of reasons why you would add herbs to your cosmetic recipes. Some of our cosmetic herbs can be used to exfoliate the dead skin from your body. In our Exfoliant Class, we will share with you all kinds of cosmetic ingredients that can be used to create an exfoliating batch of soap. So, you will have a soap recipe that will exfoliate dead skin cells and grime as you clean your skin.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soap Coloring Class15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Soap Coloring Class

Another fun soap making ingredient that you can use to make gorgeous soap is cosmetic colorants. First, you can use natural colorants to add some color to your soap bars. In fact, there are some cosmetic herbs that are pigmented and will provide your soap with beautiful hues. Also, you can use soap making colorants to create some bold colored soap. Further, you can use some of our mica dust powder to create a glittery, beautiful bar of soap. If you are curious about what you can use to create colorful soaps, then take a look at your options in our class on Soap Coloring Class.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: The History of Soap Making15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: The History of Soap Making

Homemade soap has been made by human civilizations for thousands of years. Although the purpose of soap is always to clean the body, the ways people make their soap has changed throughout time. There were quite a few methods for soap making and they had to go through quite a bit of trial and error to refine the process over the years. If you are interested in learning more about the ways that soap has been made in the past, then check out our soap making class on The History of Soap Making.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Homemade Gift Ideas

One great reason for you to create homemade soap is to give as gifts to your loved ones. Of course, making homemade soap from scratch is a fantastic idea for creating gifts for the holidays. Not only do we at Natures Garden believe that scented soap is a fantastic gift idea, but the organized mom blog talks about how great a gift soap is in their DIY Gift Ideas: Why homemade soap is the perfect gift article.

15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Reach Out to Us15 Soap Making Classes for Beginners: Reach Out to Us

If you have any more questions about soap making, then you can feel free to reach out to us at Natures Garden! You can reach out to us in the store, on the phone, and online. An easy way to reach out to us online is through social media. You can find us on our Facebook page, Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to find us on Twitter and Instagram. So, we hope to hear from you soon and we wish you the best with your soap making!

Oct
09

12 Hot Process Soap Recipes


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12 Hot Process Soap Recipes12 Hot Process Soap Recipes

Making homemade soap is the perfect opportunity to ensure that your bath and body products contain skin loving ingredients. Both cold process soap and hot process soap methods allow you to choose all of your favorite cosmetic oils. However, there are a few key differences between the two methods for soap making. While you can customize your ingredients in both types of soap, hot process soap will require a shorter wait time before you can use the finished soap bars. So, there are a few benefits for creating hp soap.  If you are interested in trying out this fun soap making recipe, then check out our top 12 hot process soap recipes in this cosmetic blog.

12 Hot Process Soap Recipes: Before Making Hot Process Soap

Before you begin making your hot process soap, you may want to gather some equipment. The reason that hot process soap take less time to cure is that it uses a heat source. This heat source will work to speed up the time the lye needs to react with your oils and butters. So, the soap will be safe to use much sooner. Often, soap makers will use a crock pot to heat the soap batter. But, this requires you to have a crock pot that is just for soap making as you want to avoid potentially contaminating your food. So, you may want to use an old or cheap crock pot that you won’t miss too much in the kitchen.

12 Hot Process Soap Recipes: Beard Soap Recipe12 Hot Process Soap Recipes: Beard Soap Recipe

First, we have the Beard Soap Recipe, which is created using the hot process soap method. This soap recipe provides you with a hard, creamy, conditioning bar that will nourish your beard. Further, this soap making recipe uses luscious oils and butters that are perfect for beard care. Not only are these cosmetic ingredients perfect for nourishing the hair, but these ingredients will care for the skin as well. This blend of cosmetic ingredients will perfectly lead to new, healthy hair growth. This provides you with a soap that you can create a cosmetic recipe that will both cleanse and nourish your beard. So, go out there and grow the freshest, fullest beard you possibly can!

12 Hot Process Soap Recipes: Apricotie Hottie Soap Recipe12 Hot Process Soap Recipes: Apricotie Hottie Soap Recipe

Another great hot process soap making recipe that you can try out is the Apricotie Hottie Soap Recipe. This bath and body recipe uses various cosmetic ingredients that are nourishing for the skin. This recipe makes a conditioning, hard bar due to ingredients like coconut oil, apricot kernel oil, mango butter, and much many more luscious oils and butters! So, these cosmetic oils will that will leave your skin feeling soft and moisturized. Further, this soap recipe uses the freshly ripened scent of Apricot Fragrance Oil. Altogether, these cosmetic ingredients create a soap recipe that smells wonderful and is perfect for skin care.

12 Hot Process Soap Recipes: Castile Hot Process Soap Recipe12 Hot Process Soap Recipes: Castile Hot Process Soap Recipe

Also, you can use the hot process soap making method to create our Castile Hot Process Soap Recipe. Of course, this type of soap uses an abundance of olive oil. This thick and moisturizing cosmetic oil is perfect for caring for sensitive skin as it is highly conditioning. Further, this kind of soap is great for anyone with dry, itchy, or irritated skin. Also, this baby soft soap recipe is scented with OMG Olive Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil has bright citrus notes that blend with an aroma of leafy olive branches, musk, and a touch of vanilla. Plus, this speedy soap recipe uses a FUN colorant and the Spirulina Powder herb to color these lovely bars of soap. Not only does this powdered herb color the soap, but it provides nourishing vitamins and minerals for the skin. So, this blend of wonderful cosmetic ingredients is moisturizing, smells lovely, and is just perfect for skin care.

12 Hot Process Soap Recipes: Frankincense and Myrrh Soap Recipe12 Hot Process Soap Recipes: Frankincense and Myrrh Soap Recipe

One soap making recipe that embraces the appearance of hot process soap is the Frankincense and Myrrh Soap Recipe. First, you will need to create the soap rocks that look like the herbs of frankincense and myrrh. Further, this soap recipe is scented with  Frankincense & Myrrh Fragrance Oil, which has sweet and musk notes that surround the true scent of these wholesale herbs. Further, this soap recipe includes cosmetic oils and butters that will care for the skin. This soap formulation will provide you with hard, solid bars of soap that are bubbly, conditioning, and cleansing. So, this soap making formulation is perfect for skin care and providing a luxurious aroma.

12 Hot Process Soap Recipes: Game On HP Soap Recipe12 Hot Process Soap Recipes: Game On HP Soap Recipe

Another great hot process soap recipe that you can create is the Game On HP Soap Recipe. First of all, this cosmetic soap recipe uses all kinds of lovely cosmetic ingredients for skin care. This blend of cosmetic ingredients is perfect for nourishing the skin and will provide you with hard, solid bars that are conditioning as well. Also, this soap recipe is scented with the aroma of our Game On Fragrance Oil. This masculine scented oil has a woodsy aroma of rich oak, sensual sandalwood, and herbal notes. This blend of the manly scents and luscious cosmetic ingredients is perfect for creating a fantastic wholesale soap recipe for men.

12 Hot Process Soap Recipes: Hot Process Soap Recipe12 Hot Process Soap Recipes: Hot Process Soap Recipe

Additionally, you can use this soap making method to create another one of our lovely soap recipes. All of the cosmetic ingredients in this Hot Process Soap Recipe are perfect for nourishing the skin. Further, this luscious soap recipe is scented with NG Baby Powder Fabuloso Type Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil has the aroma of bright citrus notes that unfold to reveal an innocent bouquet of soft floral aromas. This wonderful soap making recipe is a fairly simple recipe that smells beautiful and cares for your body.

12 Hot Process Soap Recipes: Manly Soap Recipe12 Hot Process Soap Recipes: Manly Soap Recipe

Further, we have another fantastic hot process soap recipe that is perfect for men. The Manly Soap Recipe from Natures Garden is another soap recipe option that is perfect for your man. This homemade soap recipe leaves you with a hard, conditioning bar of soap that is slightly bubbly and creamy as well.  Further, homemade soap is scented with the manly aroma of Game On Fragrance Oil. So, we know that this masculine aroma is a great choice for created scented soap for men. Since this fragrance oil is perfect for the contemporary man on the go, this fun soap recipe was created to look like a Tee shirt! So, there are many great reasons to try out this soap recipe including the appearance, scent, and nourishing feeling.

12 Hot Process Soap Recipes: Purrs & Paws HP Soap Recipe12 Hot Process Soap Recipes: Purrs & Paws HP Soap Recipe

Also, you can use these delightful cosmetic oils to create the Purrs & Paws HP Soap Recipe. Of course, these cosmetic ingredients will moisturize and nourish your pet’s fur and skin. Further, this lovely soap recipe is scented with the pet friendly aroma of Purrs & Paws Fragrance Oil. This scented oil has notes of juicy orange, lemon, and lime that blend beautifully with fresh floral scents, soothing musk, and sheer woodsy notes. Not only does this fragrance oil smell lovely, but this aroma is safe to use with your pets. This way you can create a nourishing soap recipe for your pets that is cleansing and delicate because the bars are conditioning and have integrity. So, you can get your pets squeaky clean without drying out or irritating their skin. Whether you have a sweet kitty cat or precious little pup, this is a perfect bath and body product for you to use on your pets!

12 Hot Process Soap Recipes: Delicate Laundry Soap Recipe12 Hot Process Soap Recipes: Delicate Laundry Soap Recipe

Not only can you use the hot process soap to create bath and body products, but you can create homemade laundry soap, too! One cleansing recipe that you can make is our Delicate Laundry Soap Recipe. This homemade recipe is perfect for cleaning your more delicate clothing. Further, this recipe is perfect for anyone that has skin irritations for commercial laundry soap. Also, this homemade laundry soap recipe is scented with the sweet aroma of the NG Vanilla Lavender Type Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil is a relaxing aroma with notes of fresh lavender, true vanilla beans, orange zest, and patchouli. So, you can enjoy the sweet tranquil scent and freshly clean feel of your finished laundry.

12 Hot Process Soap Recipes: Delicate Powdered Laundry Detergent Recipe

Another similar option that you can choose for your laundry is the Delicate Powdered Laundry Detergent Recipe. Of course, this is another great recipe for delicate clothing with a few differences. First, this homemade laundry recipe is scented with the refreshing aroma of our NG Clean Breeze Type Fragrance Oil. This scented oil has an aroma of fresh fabric softener with notes of peach, watermelon, neroli, jasmine, and aquatic musk. Also, this homemade laundry soap recipe uses a food processor to really grind down your cosmetic ingredients into a fine powder. So, every scoop will contain the cleansing and refreshing properties your need your laundry wash to have.

12 Hot Process Soap Recipes: Heavy Duty Laundry Soap Recipe12 Hot Process Soap Recipes: Heavy Duty Laundry Soap Recipe

For bigger messes, you can try out the Heavy Duty Laundry Soap Recipe. This cleansing recipe is perfect for laundry that can use the extra clean. Another fun option for this cleansing recipe is to make it more of a liquid laundry soap by adding a bit more of the boiling water to the recipe. Also, this very cleansing recipe is scented with the aroma of our NG Magnolia & Orange Blossom Type Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil has the aroma of fresh fabric softener with notes of magnolia, African violets, sweet orange blossoms, apple slices, and sweet red grapes.

12 Hot Process Soap Recipes: Powdered Laundry Detergent Recipe12 Hot Process Soap Recipes: Powdered Laundry Detergent Recipe

Lastly, we have the lovely Powdered Laundry Detergent Recipe for you to create. This homemade laundry detergent is another great alternative to commercial laundry soaps. All you need is about a tablespoon of this powder per load and you are ready to clean your clothes! Further, this cleansing recipe is scented with the refreshing Snuggable Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil has notes of lily of the valley, violet, balsamic notes, lavender, gardenia, and amber that capture the aroma of Snuggle fabric softener. So, this is another fantastic soap recipe that is cleansing and smells lovely!

12 Hot Process Soap Recipes: Should I Make My Own Laundry Detergent?

If you happen to have a feeling of irritation, tenderness or burning on your skin, the culprit could very well be your laundry detergent. There are many ingredients in commercial laundry soap, so making your own right at home could be useful for finding relief. Depending on your own personal allergies, you may want to try with and without the fragrance oil as well. If you want to find out more about dealing with your skin irritation and other preventing tips, then check out Health Line’s article for How to Identify and Treat a Laundry Detergent Rash.

12 Hot Process Soap Recipes: As Us Your Questions12 Hot Process Soap Recipes: As Us Your Questions

If you have any questions about any of these hot process soap recipes, then you can reach out to us to find some answers! Of course, there are many different ways that you can reach out for help with your own recipes. You can find us in the Natures Garden store, on our phone HUG line, or even on one of our social media pages. First of all, you can find us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to find us on our Instagram and Twitter accounts. Plus, you can use these platforms to share your own hot process soap creations and chat with others in the community. We hope that you enjoy these soap making recipes and that we hear from you all very soon!

Oct
24

Avocado Oil Benefits


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Avocado Oil BenefitsAvocado Oil Benefits

Everybody loves the deliciousness of avocados. They are yummy by themselves and add some extra taste to sandwiches and burritos. But, this delightful fruit is not just a tasty treat for you to spread on toast. In fact, there are even more avocado oil benefits that you can enjoy for your skin and hair. So, this means that avocado oil is perfect for creating your own homemade cosmetics!  So, we at Natures Garden are sure that you will love adding this cosmetic oil to your own homemade products. You are absolutely sure to feel the moisturizing, nutrient-rich, skin-loving power of avocado oil. In this blog we would like to discuss these amazing benefits for both your products and the body!

Avocado Oil Benefits History of Avocados

According to a website that is all about avocados, this tasty food have been appreciated by humans for thousands of years. This delicious fruit originated in central Mexico and was domesticated by tribes like the Inca and Maya. Later, the Spanish conquered these tribes, in the 16th century, and spread the use of avocados to other areas in the world. Surprisingly, the use of avocados was not an instant success. In fact, this food was not made very popular until 1950 when it was used in salads. If you would like to learn more, you can find a more detailed historical account of this fruit on their website. Furthermore, those that really love avocados should check out more at Avoseedo where you can even purchase your very own avocado tree to grow at home!

Avocado Oil Benefits For Homemade Body Care Products

It’s important to understand how your cosmetic ingredients will impact and change the qualities of your homemade products. While it is possible to create your products with a vague understanding of the ingredients, it can be hard to tell exactly what you are going to get from your final product. This way you can combine specific ingredients to get a product that fits your needs the best. For avocado oil, this means that you can create a product that is great for sensitive, dry skin that could use some extra nutrients. This oil is a bit heavy, but is perfect for those that could use some extra moisturizing power.

Avocado Oil Benefits for Soap MakingAvocado Oil Benefits for Soap Making

First of all, you can create some skin loving cold process soap with this cosmetic oil. Using this oil would add some lovely properties to your soap recipe. The oil will add some conditioning properties to the bar, which will soften and moisturize your skin. Furthermore, avocado oil is full of nutrients for the skin. Plus, the soap will have  a creamy lather and be a harder kind of bar. Also, this this cosmetic oil is nice for sensitive skin and can be used at a rate of 5-30% for your soap recipe. One of our own soap recipes that includes this ingredient is the Gentle Avocado Cold Process Soap Recipe.

Avocado Oil Benefits for Homemade LotionAvocado Oil Benefits for Homemade Lotion

Also, you can use this cosmetic oil to create your very own body lotion recipes. This lovely oil is a gentle one that is able to nourish and moisturize the skin. This oil has a high percentage of essential fatty acids, which moisturize the skin. Additionally, this cosmetic oil contains beneficial nutrients, like vitamins A,D, and E. Plus, this cosmetic oil is gentle enough to create lotion for sensitive skin types and sensitive areas of skin, like the face. Not only is this oil great for creating a typical body lotion, Avocado Oil was perfect for creating our Natural Facial Night Cream.

Avocado Oil Benefits for Making Lip BalmAvocado Oil Benefits for Making Lip Balm

Further, you can use this lovely cosmetic ingredient for creating  your lip balm recipes. This is a perfect recipe for making products that will truly care for your lips. You will love using avocado oil in your very own lip balm recipes and you can even try it out with our Avocado Lip Balm Recipe. Further, you can create the incredibly delicious Chocolate Avocado Lip Balm Recipe. This recipe uses this cosmetic oil along with other luscious oils and butters to create a perfect recipe for soft, nourished lips.

Avocado Oil Benefits for Making Your Own ConditionerAvocado Oil Benefits for Making Your Own Conditioner

Also, you can use this lovely cosmetic oil to create some awesome conditioner for hair. Avocado Oil is perfect for caring for dried out hair in need of some moisturizing power. This cosmetic hair oil is perfect for revitalizing your hair and bringing back the moisture that your hair needs. Since this cosmetic oil is a bit thicker than some of the other oils used in regular conditioner, I would recommend using this oil in hair mask recipes and other deep conditioning recipes. This way you can get the intense nourishment without over doing the moisturizing.

Avocado Oil Benefits for Scrub RecipesAvocado Oil Benefits for Scrub Recipes

Additionally, you can create some skin loving scrub recipes. with this cosmetic oil. This heavy, luscious oil is amazing for the skin. With winter right around the corner, the added moisturizing power of avocado oil would be a perfect addition to your body scrubs. Avocado oil will provide your skin with essential vitamins that your body will thank you for. This lovely oil is perfect for creating unique scrub recipes that care for your skin! One great scrub product that you can create with this oil is the delightful Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe.

Avocado Oil Benefits for Making Bath ProductsAvocado Oil Benefits for Making Bath Products

Lastly, you can perfectly use this cosmetic oil to create all kinds of skin loving bath products. So, it would be a great idea to include avocado oil in your bath bombs, bubble bars, or bath melts. This oil is great for moisturizing and nourishing the skin. This will allow you the chance to relax as your skin soaks up all the nourishment from this lovely oil. One fun way that you can use this oil to help nourish the skin is to create the lovely Mandarin Mango Bubble Bar Recipe. This highly moisturizing oil lets this recipe be fun, bubbly, and still good for the skin!

Avocado Oil Benefits For Your Skin and BodyAvocado Oil Benefits For Your Skin and Body

In addition to the avocado oil benefits in your handmade products, avocado oil has some benefits for your body. Of course, a product wouldn’t benefit too much from a cosmetic ingredient that didn’t do something great for the body! Luckily, avocado oil Is a wonderful cosmetic oil for your skin. If you have dry skin, then this lovely oil is absolutely perfect for your products and your skin. This is a perfect cosmetic oil for nourishing the skin. Plus, this cosmetic oil is nice for protecting your skin for UV damage and other skin damage.

 Avocado Oil Benefits for Dry SkinAvocado Oil Benefits for Dry Skin

First, this cosmetic oil is great for reducing dry skin. Avocado Oil is a perfect ingredient for adding the necessary nutrients to the skin. This cosmetic ingredient has fatty acids and essential vitamins that will sink into the skin to nourish your body and leave your skin nice and soft. So, the skin will be able to repair itself and gather the nourishment that it needs to resolve the issue of dry skin. Plus, this oil is known to sink down deeply into the skin to care for the deeper layers or your skin. Overall, this oil is a great choice for adding some extra moisture to your skin.

Avocado Oil Benefits for Calming EczemaAvocado Oil Benefits for Calming Eczema

Also, this cosmetic oil is great for dealing with inflammatory skin issues. For example, you can use Avocado Oil in your home remedies for itchy, dry eczema. Those that have had to deal with this issue know that eczema can be a difficult condition. This issue involves irritated and inflamed skin that can sometimes include itching, blisters, or red rashes. Definitely not a fun time. But, Avocado Oil has been known to reduce these irritating symptoms after a few tropical applications. The nourishing power of this oil can enrich the skin and lead to the production of anti-inflammatory compounds.

Avocado Oil Benefits for Reducing Signs of AgingAvocado Oil Benefits for Reducing Signs of Aging

Further, you can include Avocado Oil in the products that you create to reduce signs of aging, like dulling skin and age spots. While there is nothing wrong with getting a bit older, some changes aren’t always welcome. So, you can try to create some anti-aging products to revitalize the skin and produce a youthful glow. One way that this cosmetic oil can help you to reduce is age spots. This oil will provide your skin with the nourishment it needs to repair and reduce the damage in your age spots. This happens because the cosmetic oil helps to keep the skin plump to reduce aging.

Avocado Oil Benefit for Wrinkle ReductionAvocado Oil Benefit for Wrinkle Reduction

Also, you can use this cosmetic ingredient to reduce wrinkles, fine lines. So, this cosmetic oil is great for even more age reduction beauty products! Adding in some Avocado Oil will help nourish the skin and rejuvenate your skin. This will lead to brilliant looking skin. Plus, this oil can help lighten and reduce scarring. Obviously, this lovey oil has essential nutrients that can help your skin look beautiful!

Avocado Oil Benefit for Skin TighteningAvocado Oil Benefit for Skin Tightening

Another great way that you can use this cosmetic oil is for tightening loose skin. Some skin may begin to feel looser as you age, but you can use oils like Avocado to reduce this effect. This oil will promote the production of collagen, which supports cells. Ultimately, this will lead to stronger and tighter skin!

Avocado Oil Benefits for Sun BurnAvocado Oil Benefits for Sun Burn

Additionally, this cosmetic oil is a great ingredient for dealing with sun burn. First this oil is perfect for creating healing ointments for sun burn. Avocado oil contains nutrients that may help your sun burn heal faster. Also, this oil is helpful for relieving the burning feeling faster than untreated sunburn. Plus, this oil contains fatty acids and vitamins that help protect your skin from UV rays. While this oil can’t act in replacement of high SPF sunblock, it is a perfect addition to your sun block formulations.

Avocado Oil Benefits for Clear SkinAvocado Oil Benefits for Clear Skin

Another way that this cosmetic oil can be useful is for reducing blemishes and break outs. This oil contains compounds that work to cleanse and protect your skin from foreign elements. Plus, the oil helps increase blood circulation, which rejuvenates skin cells. Further, Avocado Oil is great for helping to control break outs and acne as well as reducing helping to reduce scars.  Together, these properties will leave your skin glowing!

Avocado Oil Benefits for Conditioning HairAvocado Oil Benefits for Conditioning Hair

Plus, this oil can be used to condition your hair. This cosmetic oil is a deep moisturizing oil that is perfect for restoring nourishment, which will leave your hair feeling soft and healthy. Further, this oil can be used to heal damaged, dry hair and reduce frizzy hair. So, include this cosmetic oil in your hair care routine and get ready for some gorgeous locks!

Avocado Oil Benefits for DandruffAvocado Oil Benefits for Dandruff

Further, this oil can be used to reduce dandruff. Not only is Avocado Oil great for moisturizing hair, but this cosmetic oil is useful for the scalp, too. The nourishing properties of this oil can reach down into the skin and follicles and provide the nourishment your scalp deserves. Since dandruff is resultant from dried out skin on the scalp, providing moisture and nourishment will prevent this embarrassing occurrence.

Avocado Oil Benefit for Hair Damage ProtectionAvocado Oil Benefit for Hair Damage Protection

We all know that sometimes beauty is pain. For your hair this means that heating and styling your hair can lead to some serious damage, which can lead to choosing between gorgeous hairdos or silky, soft hair. But, this oil can help you have it all. Use this cosmetic ingredient to protect your hair to maintain those luscious locks. This way you can show it all off by styling, straightening, and curling. You are going to love your hair!

Avocado Oil Benefits For Your Skin and BodyAvocado Oil Benefits for Irritated Skin

Another great property of this cosmetic oil is its ability to calm irritated skin. So, this cosmetic ingredient is helpful for rashes or chafing. Also, this oil would be good at reducing diaper rash. This cosmetic oil is perfect for reducing redness and irritation. So, using this oil will help you to calm your rashes and feel better in no time!

 

Jul
08

What is Trace in Soap Making?


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What is trace in soap makingWhat is Trace in Soap Making?

What is trace? Baby, don’t blend me; don’t stir me, just pour. Trace is when you’ve reached emulsion- your oils are blended with your lye mixture and are no longer capable of separating. How can you tell when your mixture is at trace? The easiest way is to use your stirring utensil: hold it a few inches above your mixing container and move it back and forth. If the soap batter dripping off the stirring utensil leaves little lines that sit on top of the mixture in the bowl- that’s trace. It can be difficult to capture in photographs, but you’ll know it when you see it in motion.

heavy traceSo I reach trace and that’s it? Well, yes and no. There are different degrees of trace, but the important thing to remember is that once a mixture has reached trace- it’s only going to continue to solidify from there. Light trace is considered the bare minimum. Light trace is helpful when you’re looking to make swirls or other designs that require easily pourable, almost-liquid soap. Moderate trace is in the goopmiddle and means you’re ready to pour your soap into the mold. Heavy trace is when your soap gets thick. The picture above shows heavy trace. A soap batter at heavy trace is resistant to change shape and almost impossible to pour into a mold. Heavy trace may result in the need to scoop your soap into the mold, seen in the photo on the left. Not a pretty sight. Work quickly to ensure the soap does not set before you are ready.

What Causes Different Levels of Trace?

Trace can be affected both by your ingredients and your blending method.

Ingredients:

  • ‘Hard’ oils, including palm oil and coconut oil, and butters will reach trace much faster. Using softer oils such as olive oil or canola will decrease the speed of trace, but your end product soap will be much softer. Increasing the amount of oil to superfat your recipe will also slow down trace. (Be careful not to add too much or you’ll have an excess of unreacted oils.)
  • In addition, fragrance oils can accelerate trace. (Check out our CP Soap Testing results to see how our fragrance oils perform in the CP soaping process.)
  • Inversely, the more water you use, the slower your soap will reach trace. A water discount (using less water than the recipe called for) will accelerate trace and is recommended for only advanced soapers when they see fit.

Blending:

  • The speed at which you blend can accelerate trace. Using a stick blender as opposed to stirring manually with a spatula will increase the speed of the reaction and trace will be reached faster. If you suspect that the mixture will accelerate, stir it manually to slow the rate of trace.
  • Furthermore, the temperature at which you blend your ingredients will affect trace. Higher temperatures accelerate trace. If you wish to slow down trace, let your lye mixture cool down to about 100 degrees Fahrenheit before you add it to your oils.
  • The order also matters. If the fragrance oil you’re using is known to have a tendency to accelerate trace, be sure to add it last, after you’ve made your soap mixture and added any colorant, and be ready to move.

False Trace

All this talk about trace and the need to rush your soap process may have you running around like a chicken with its head cut off- but BEWARE FALSE TRACE. False trace usually occurs when oils in your mixture begin to cool down and solidify without going through emulsion or saponification. So, much like Goldilocks, you don’t want your mixture to be too hot or too cold, but juuuuust right.

Ahhh!

I know it seems like a lot- but if you pay attention to the factors listed here- you should be alright. Remember to have all of your ingredients ready before you start soaping (always, but especially) in case of any unexpected trace acceleration. You can do this, I promise. And if something goes wrong, you can always melt down your soap and try again. Thanks for reading and happy soaping!

Jun
14

Happy Fathers Day


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Happy Fathers Day from Natures GardenHappy Father’s Day

We at Natures Garden would like to extend a very Happy Fathers Day to all of the dads out there.  This is your day to celebrate.

“Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.” – Bill Cosby

Officially being recognized as a national holiday in 1972 by President Nixon, Fathers Day is a celebration of male parenting.  It is a holiday to show all fathers our appreciation and gratitude.   It is a great day to shower our wonderful dads with all the love and admiration they so rightfully deserve.

Fathers are our protectors, our providers, and our mentors.  And, without them, we would not be here.

So, to all of you amazing dads; thank you for all that you do.  Thank you for being there to lean on when the times get rough.  Thank you for pushing us to be the best person we can be.  Thank you for supporting us and believing in our sometimes crazy and outlandish ventures.  Thank you for loving us unconditionally through the good, the bad, and the ugly years.  And, thank you for teaching us to be strong when facing uncertainties.  But, most of all; thank you for all of the sacrifices you made for us throughout the years.

So, enjoy your day Dads; sit back and relax.  Know that you are needed, loved, and appreciated!  

 

My dad absolutely LOVES homemade cold process soap.  I will never forget the first time he tried some.  He said, “What you just came up with could be a gold mine!”  Well, I had to fill my dad in on two things:  1.  I did not create the concept of making soap from scratch, and 2. I plan to only sell the raw ingredients to make soap.  Since he had never tried real, homemade soap, he thought all soap was like the store bought soap.  For all of my life, he was a Zest kind of guy.  I am proud to report that my dad no longer uses store bought soap.  He says that “homemade soap is the best thing someone really smart ever created.”  I will have to agree!

So, if you would like to make your dad some wonderful, homemade soap from scratch, Natures Garden has all of the ingredients that you will need!   We offer fabulous soaping oils, butters, soap scents, essential oils, colorants, and soap lye.  Here is the recipe that is my dad’s favorite:  Shea Butter Cold Process Soap

Deborah Ward
CEO Natures Garden
www.naturesgardencandles.com 

May
18

Natures Garden Store


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Natures Garden StoreNatures Garden Store

Marsha and the staff at Natures Garden have been feverously working away at getting the store ready and in tip top shape.

Earlier this year, we started the intense planning and implementing of a store for our wonderful customers to come into and shop.  This was a feat that was easier said than done.  Through months of planning and strategizing, we were able to create a beautiful store on paper that believe it or not contained every item that Natures Garden currently carries.

Then came the week when all of storage and shelving units were put together.  This also included an electrician, a painter, and a small construction crew.  When they were finished, for the first time we were able to see the Natures Garden store becoming a reality.

Next, it was time to stock shelves.  This is where we are now.   Through immense hard work and dedication, the staff at Natures Garden has been steadily plugging away at stocking, pricing, and creating displays for the store.  And, now after all of this time, we are finally beginning to see light at the end of the store tunnel.

Although the store is still a work in progress so to say, we are getting very close.

Sure, all of Natures Garden products are out and available for purchase; but we are still finalizing some aspects to really knock it out of the park!

The Natures Garden store is currently open and you all are more than welcome to come in and visit.  We still have the fragrance sniffing wall (although it is more of a Fragrance Land), as well as 16 oz, 8 oz, 4 oz, and 1 oz fragrance bottles available to purchase.  All of our soap bases, waxes, butters, oils, molds, and herbs are also out and ready for purchase as well.  We even have our vast array of kits, colorants, flavorings, and essential oils out too and they are all ready for their new crafting home.

One thing is for sure, if you come visit the Natures Garden store, you will not be disappointed.  Just please bear with us as we strive for perfection.