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Aug
10

Mojito Bath Bomb Recipe


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Mojito Bath Bomb RecipeMojito Bath Bomb Recipe

Now that we at Natures Garden are carrying bath bomb molds, we wanted to create some fantastic recipes with these new bath and body supplies. So, we decided to take the refreshing mint scent of our spearmint herb along with the mouth watering aroma of our Mojito Fragrance Oil to create a great cosmetic recipe. Introducing the fabulous Mojito Bath Bomb Recipe! This lovely bath bomb layers two different colors in a gorgeous swirl of spearmint and the scrumptious Mojito scent. You are sure to love this bath and body product for bringing your rest and relaxation to a whole new level of stress free.

Mojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Ingredients Available from Natures Garden

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
Citric Acid
Sodium Bicarbonate
Sweet Almond Oil
Kaolin Clay
French Green Clay Powder
Spearmint Leaf Cut and Sifted
Mojito Fragrance Oil
Kelly Green Liquid FUN Soap Colorant
Bath Bomb Molds
8 oz. Clear PET Bullet Bottles
Safety Glasses
White Fine Mist Sprayers 24/410
Safety Gloves 
Nature’s Garden Apron
Safety Mask

Mojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Other Needed Ingredients

Witch Hazel (in the spray bottle)
Two Mixing Bowls
Scale
Mixing Spoon
Rubber Gloves

Mojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Total Weights and Amounts

182 grams of the Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
300 grams of the Citric Acid
600 grams of the Baking Soda
5 grams of the French Green Clay Powder
18 grams of the Mojito Fragrance Oil
5 grams of the Kaolin Clay Powder
9 grams of the Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant
5 grams of the Spearmint Leaf Cut and Sifted
18 grams of the Sweet Almond Oil

Mojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Benefits of Spearmint for SkinMojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Benefits of Spearmint for Skin

Not only is this bath bomb refreshing and scrumptious, but the Spearmint Leaf Cut and Sifted has a few benefits for the skin. So, this bath and body recipe has some fantastic benefits for your body to enjoy. First, this mint herb is often preferred over peppermint for those with sensitive skin, as this herb is more gentle. Also, this cosmetic herb has antioxidants that can be useful for reducing signs of aging. So, this herb can be used to help reduce wrinkles or discoloration. Also, this herb has anti-inflammatory properties that are useful for dealing with bug bites, rashes, and other itchy skin irritations. Further, this aroma is thought to help relax and reduce stress. So, this cosmetic herb is the perfect choice for adding to a bath bomb recipe that you can sit back and enjoy!

Mojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Mojito Fragrance OilMojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Mojito Fragrance Oil

Although the spearmint herb is perfect for the bath, this bath and body recipe needed a touch of this scrumptious fragrance oil. Our scrumptious Mojito scent has powerful top notes of juicy lime and sugar. These notes are balanced by the aroma of refreshing mint leaves, which is enhance by the true  scent of the spearmint herb. Finally, this beverage scent is finished with notes of rum, which perfectly blend with the notes to create a strong, authentic Mojito scented oil. So, why not try out this mouth watering scented oil in a bath and body recipe that you will be sure to enjoy!

Mojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Clean and Prepare

Before you begin creating your homemade bath bombs you will want to prepare a bit to make this process as easy as possible. First, you will want to prepare your bath bomb equipment and collect the necessary ingredients. So, you will need to gather all of the listed supplies from above. Also, you will want to make sure that your bath bomb supplies and your work space is clean and sanitized. This will make sure that you are creating a clean, quality finished product. Now, you should be ready to get started on creating your homemade creations!

Mojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing the Dry IngredientsMojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing the Dry Ingredients

First, you will need to mix most of your dry ingredients together. So, take one of your two medium mixing bowls. (The other bowl can be left aside for now.) Then, you will need to add 300 grams of the Citric Acid, 182 grams of the Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, and 600 grams of Baking Soda to the bowl. Now, you will need to make sure that you mix these ingredients thoroughly. Be sure that you break up all the clumped powder as you combine your cosmetic ingredients. You may find that it is easiest to use a gloved hand to mix these ingredients. After, these powders are completely mixed you are ready to move on to the next step.

Mojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing the Wet Ingredients

Next, you are going to be preparing the wet ingredients for this recipe. So, you will want to take your second bowl to add these wet ingredients together. You will need to combine 18 grams of Sweet Almond Oil and 18 grams of the Mojito Fragrance Oil into the bowl. Once these two ingredients are mixed together, you are ready to mix these ingredients together.

Mojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Mixing the Wet and Dry IngredientsMojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Mixing the Wet and Dry Ingredients

Now, you are going to add your dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. You will want to use your gloved hands again to mix these two bowls of ingredients together. You will want to continue to mix until all the ingredients are evenly mixed together. After these ingredients are mixed thoroughly, you are ready to add the wholesale cosmetic herbs and create the pretty design.

Mojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding the HerbMojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding the Herb

Next, you will be adding the wholesale herb to your bath bomb mixture. First, you are going to want to add in 5 grams of the Spearmint Leaf Cut and Sifted to your mixture. You will want to mix this refreshing cosmetic herb to the bath bomb mixture. Continue to mix until the herbs are completely incorporated. Again, you will want to use your hands to mix all of this herb into your bath fizzy mixture.

Mojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Separating the Mixture

Now, you are going to want to separate your bath bomb mixture into two equal portions. One of these portions will remain uncolored and the other will be made green. So, divide your mixture into two and put one of the medium mixing bowls aside for now.

Mojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing the Green PortionMojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Preparing the Green Portion

Now, take one of your two divided portions of the bath bomb mixture. You are going to be adding colorant and an herb to this portion. First, you will want to add 9 grams of Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant to this bowl. Also, you will want to add in the clay powder. So, mix in 5 grams of the French green clay powder. Now, you will want to use your gloved hands to mix in the color and herb. Make sure to thoroughly mix the color and break up any concentrated clumps. Once the mixture is an even green color without any speckles, you are ready to on to the next step.

Mojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Filling the Bath Bomb MoldMojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Spraying with Witch Hazel

Next, you are going to begin filling the wholesale bath bomb mold. So, take you first color and slowly spray your mixture with witch hazel. You will want to continue to spray the dough in your hands until it feels like crumbly dough. However, you will need to be careful not to spray the mixture too much. If you over spray your mixture, then you could potentially activate the ingredients. You will see that the ingredients are activated when the mixture foams a bit. This will mean that the ingredients in the bath bomb will not fizz as well when used in your bath tub.

Mojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Filling the Bath BombMojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Filling the Bath Bomb

After, you are going to use this crumbly dough to fill your bath bomb mold. Take one half of the bath bomb mold and use this dough to begin filling the mold. You can begin with either color, but we decided to start with the uncolored dough. Make sure that you press the dough firmly into the mold. This will be the first layer of your bath bomb. Next, you are going to use the second color to create the next layer.

Mojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Using the Second ColorMojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Using the Second Color

Next, you are going to work with your second color. In our case, this will be the green color. For you, it will be which even color you didn’t use first. So, take a small amount of this mixture in your hands and begin to spray it with witch hazel. Again, you will want to spray until your reach the same consistency as crumbly dough. But, you want to make sure that you don’t spray your dough too much, as adding too much liquid can ruin the bath bomb.

Mojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding the Second LayerMojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Adding the Second Layer

After you have achieved the right consistency, you are ready to add it to your bath bomb mold. So, add your second color on top of the first color. This will create a layered effect when you are finished. Make sure that you pack this layer in well to ensure that it sticks to the layer beneath it. Once this second layer is packed in tightly you are ready to move on to the next step for finishing up the bath bombs.

Mojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Continuing to Layer the Bath BombMojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Continuing to Layer the Bath Bomb

Now, you are going to continue to create these alternating green and white layers for your bath bombs. Once you fill up one side of the bath bomb mold, you can do the same thing with the other half of the mold. After you have completely filled up both sides of the bath bomb mold you are ready to combine the halves. Now, very lightly mist each side of the bath bomb. Again, be sure not to over spray your mixture. Then, you will need to press the two halves together tightly. Once the halves are stuck together, you can set it aside for now. Once this bath bomb is finished, you will need to repeat this process until you have used up all of your bath bomb mixtures. After you have created all the bath bombs that you can with your two mixtures, then you only have one more thing left to do!

Mojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Finished Wholesale Bath BombMojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Finished Wholesale Bath Bomb

Now that all your bath bombs are filled, you are nearly ready to use your mojito bath recipe! All you have to do is wait for the bath bombs to set up and they will be ready to use. While the time to set up can very, you will know that they are ready when the bath bombs have hardened. After this happens, you will be ready to use your finished product! This should leave you with seven refreshing mojito bath bombs that are perfect for some fizzy fun in the bath!

Mojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Mojito Recipe

If this delicious cosmetic recipe has you craving an ice cold mojito in this summer heat, then you may want to check out the Frozen Mojito from the Food Network. This fantastic recipe is both simple and absolutely delicious! Not only is this refreshing beverage absolutely scrumptious, but it is perfect for beating the summer heat. So, sit back and relax while sipping your own frozen Mojito and chilling in the tub with the fantastic Mojito Bath Bomb Recipe!

Mojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Ask Us Your QuestionsMojito Bath Bomb Recipe: Ask Us Your Questions

We hope that you have enjoyed this unique herbal bath bomb recipe! If you did like this recipe, then be on the look out for another fun bath bomb recipe tomorrow! Also, you can ask us any questions that you have about this herb. You can ask us your questions in the store, on the phone, or on social media. We have a Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to find us on Twitter and Instagram. Not only is this a great place to ask questions, but this is a perfect place to share your bath and body creations. We can’t wait to hear from you!

May
17

Eucalyptus and Spearmint Fragrance Oil


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Eucalyptus and Spearmint Fragrance OilEucalyptus and Spearmint Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Oil Spotlight

Eucalyptus and Spearmint Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is a potent, invigorating blend of sharp mint and bright citrus notes.  This herbal scent is a clean, uplifting blend that will give a noticeable boost to your scented products!  Eucalyptus oil has long been used in personal products due to its poignant aroma.  Deodorizers, food supplements, sweets, cough drops, toothpastes, and decongestants have all benefited readily from the use of eucalyptus oil (although our fragrance cannot be used internally).  Spearmint oil has also seen many uses in personal products.  Oil of spearmint is frequently used as a flavoring for toothpaste and as a confectionery (although our spearmint fragrance oil cannot be used internally).  It is also added to shampoos and soaps to give an aromatic boost.  Both of these scents on their own have been utilized due to their aromatic properties, and now the scents are combined to create a perfect stimulating blend!  Eucalyptus and Spearmint Fragrance Oil is the perfect addition to your clean-smelling product line!

What Does Eucalyptus and Spearmint Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Eucalyptus and Spearmint Fragrance Oil from Nature’s Garden is an invigorating herbal blend that combines mint notes of eucalyptus and spearmint with fresh citrus lemon, lavender flowers, and a hint of sage.

Top Notes:  lemon, orange
Mid Notes: eucalyptus, spearmint, parsley, lavender
Base Notes:  soft woods, sage

How Do Our Customers Use Eucalyptus and Spearmint Fragrance Oil?

Room scenters can incorporate this herbal fragrance oil up to 50% in delightful scenting recipes such as Smelly Jelly air fresheners and room sprays.  Aroma beads can also be created with this scent, giving your living space a noticeable boost!  Homemade candles and wax tarts can be made using vegetable wax or paraffin wax and will perform wonderfully when this fragrance oil is used.  The recommended maximum usage is up to 10%.  This fragrance oil performs perfectly in Joy Wax, Pillar of Bliss Wax, and Wow Wax.  It will also perform well in soy wax.  Add some charm to your candles by adding a splash of color!  We recommend 3 drops of green liquid candle dye per four pounds of wax, or you could shred a small amount of green color block into your melted wax.  Remember, never use crayons to color your wax as they will clog your wick.

Eucalyptus and Spearmint Fragrance Oil is a fantastic scent to add to your bath and body products!  Bath gels, bath bombs, and bath oils were found to perform well with up to 5% of this fragrance oil added.  Homemade soap makers can use up to 5% in cold process soaps or melt and pour soap recipes.  Our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have shown that soaps that incorporate this fragrance experience very slight acceleration.  This soap experienced no ricing, discoloration, or separation.  Cured soap had a scent that was nice and fresh, and very strong!  Give your soaps a boost by adding green soap dye to your products, in the amount of your liking.

Customers can incorporate our Eucalyptus and Spearmint scent into a wide variety of products.  Homemade perfumes and body sprays can be created using up to 5% of this green tropical fragrance.  Customers also make their own lotions with a maximum of 5% fragrance oil,  and household cleaning supplies with a maximum of 5% fragrance oil.

Foot SoakLooking for a wonderful way to enjoy this refreshing fragrance?  Check out our free recipe detailing how to make a Refreshing Foot Soak.  Let us know how it turns out!

Jul
07

Katie’s Favorite Scents


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Katie's Favorite ScentsKatie’s Favorite Scents: Katie Smells

Today I visited our store on the southwest corner of Whitehead and Route 18. We have over 800 fragrance oils at our fragrance bar, and I smelled every one. Every. Single. One. All for you, dear reader. So I could tell you about my top ten favorite scents – Katie’s Favorite Scents. (I’m Katie; hi!)

BACONBacon

I bet you can figure this one out. We have a fragrance oil that smells like sweet, savory baconIt doesn’t smell like REAL bacon, I’ve heard people say, but it comes pretty darn close. The only way it could smell more like “real” bacon is if it were an actual bottle of bacon grease. But who’s using bacon grease to make soap or candles when you can use bacon grease for BACON?! Man, I really want some bacon. If you want soap or candles that smell like bacon- this is your best bet.

Berry Bewitching BrewBerry Bewitching Brew

Fun to say, even more fun to smell. Berry Bewitching Brew is full of fruity fragrances that are not overpowering- a hint of woodsy musk serves to balance the scent. Fruits in this fragrance include peach, apricots, and blackberries. This scent makes me think of a secluded house near the woods with the windows open. Perfect to use in homemade soap or candles if you have such a house. Or if you don’t, you can let it transport you to a place of peace. Almost like magic.

Iced PineappleIced Pineapple

Speaking of clean, fruity smells, how about some pineapple? All the smell of fresh pineapple without having to do all the work of cutting an actual pineapple. It may seem a little tropical or summery, but this scent smells great year round – like a vacation for your nose! This is another one of those mouth-watering scents that you’ll just want to bite into–but please don’t. If you feel so compelled, go out and by fresh pineapple, or canned pineapple.

Pumpkin Apple ButterPumpkin Apple Butter

Let’s face it, unfortunately, summer is over for soap-makers and it’s time to start making soap that will cure by the Fall. Fret not, readers – I have found yet another delicious scent, but this one embodies autumn: Pumpkin Apple Butter. Do you like making baked goods with pumpkin? How about apple? How about butter? How about the smell of those delicious treats together?? No need to stick your head in the oven, this scent smells just like Grandma’s kitchen during dessert on Thanksgiving.

NG Baby Graceful TypeNG Baby Graceful Type

As a former professional sitter, lemme tell you, babies do not always smell great. In fact, they rarely do, if ever. NG Baby Graceful Type smells like the babies that dreams are made of. It’s fresh and clean with a hint of fruit and sweetness. And look at how cute that baby is in the photo. She’s a butterfly princess! What a sweetie. This fragrance will make you forget that real babies are loud and smelly, and instead invoke thoughts of cherubs who help you with housework. Can you imagine if real babies did that?

Smoke EliminatorSmoke Eliminator

Okay, so this one doesn’t have the most flowery or imaginative name, but it smells great. Smoke Eliminator fragrance oil is loaded with lemon and lime to give you a fresh fruit scent. Like a refreshing lemon-lime soda. Even if you don’t need to eliminate the smell of smoke, a fragrance this strong could help clean air against other odors as well (wet dog? smelly cat? stinky babies?).  I’d call this another mouth-watering scent, but the cigarette in the picture is kind of ruining it for me. Don’t eat cigarettes.

SpearmintSpearmint

Alright, reader. I’m going to level with you. I chose most of these scents because they hold a position near and dear to my heart. I love spearmint. Once upon a time, a certain company used to make bite-sized mint candies, and I would eat at least a pack a day. I cannot get enough mint. Spearmint helps stimulate brain function, circulation, and can even work to provide relief from digestive and menstruation issues. Plus, it smells nice and clean. Cooling, relaxing.

RootbeerRootbeer

Speaking of sweet treats that I once was obsessed with- ROOTBEER! This fragrance oil smells just like the real thing. Or- like the bacon fragrance oil- as close as possible to the real thing without actually being the real thing. Mmm. A nice, vanilla-y scent, this smell takes me back to when I consumed any and all things rootbeer-related. My younger sister was mistakenly under the impression that rootbeer was alcoholic and thought I indeed had a serious problem. (If you’re looking for the smell of actual beer – we have that, too.)

NG Vanilla Lace and PearlsNG Vanilla Lace and Pearls

We have got plenty of vanilla-scented fragrance oils, but NG Vanilla Lace and Pearls is by far my personal favorite. As a child, I had a body spray that smelled very similar to this scent. I had one bottle and I saved it for only the most special occasions. This was the scent of the woman I wanted to be: a princess. Look at that picture – sweet and delicate yet refined and beautiful. Warm vanilla with a hint of sweet flower and musk. We also have a Princess Type fragrance oil, but I personally prefer lace and pearls.

Moonlight PomegranateMoonlight Pomegranate

Okay, so Moonlight Pomegranate reminds me of the body spray I preferred as a teen. More sexy, more mysterious, accentuated by the moonlight. Wildly inappropriate in context, but as far as the person you aspire to smell like, not bad at all. This scent is fruity yet spicy and even a little woodsy. Like eating a pomegranate in a moonlit clearing in the forest. Don’t believe me? Go try it during the next full moon. Wear a silky, dark red dress. Sweet, sexy, mysterious.

Katie Smells and So Can You!

Remember – this list is nowhere near exhaustive! These were just my top ten favorites, and I honestly had a very difficult time picking only ten. Stop on by our store and smell for yourself. We have over 800 scents – you’re bound to find one that you absolutely love. I challenge you to write your own top ten; it’s a lot harder than you’d think. Thanks for reading!

Apr
01

Spearmint Soap Problems


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spearmint soap problemsSpearmint Soap Problems

Hello everyone! As you know, I’ve recently been making many different soap recipes and learning more and more about the soap making process. We posted a blog about the wonderful Spearmint Soap I made using our Spearmint Fragrance Oil, and now I’m back to tell you all about some of the problems I had making that gorgeous gray and green soap. That beautiful soap was actually my second time making this recipe, and as I’m sure you’ve figured out, the first time didn’t go so well! In the first recipe, instead of doing green and gray swirls, I instead tried out just an all-over green base.

One of my first problems was with my white topping for the soap. I had researched so many different pictures and had seen so many lovely whipped soap toppings that I thought this was one soap I could easily whip up and create myself! However, once I had prepared and poured my green soap base, I was waiting for my white topping to set up to a frosting consistency so that I would be able to fluff it all over the top of the soap. However, while I was waiting, I panicked and poured the white on top way too soon. This caused my top to not be able to peak as well as not being fluff-like. Because I poured too soon and my topping was still not fully set up, this also caused part of the white to sink into the green soap since the green soap was not fully set up either. You can definitely see the sinking after the soap was cut, there were no straight lines and you can see the spots where the topping sank right in! So for all of you other soap makers out there, always make sure to give your topping enough time to set up, or else you will end up with your topping sinking into your base! You also won’t be able to peak the top like you want!

Another big problem I had was using way too much green colorant for the base of my soap. Instead of coming out with a beautiful mint green color like the remake, the green of my first Spearmint Soap was a dark hunter-like green. While there is nothing wrong with a hunter green, this color did not go with the Spearmint theme. Once I completed the remake, this soap turned out absolutely beautiful! Have any of you experienced soap makers out there had any mistakes like these? I would love to hear about them! Please contact me here at Nature’s Garden, or you can always contact us here with any thoughts, concerns, or questions that you may have! Make sure to check out all of our wonderful free recipes and classes! You’re sure to adore each and every one of our recipes! Make sure to check out all of our Soap Classes as well to help you along! Make sure to keep watching for even more Enlightened by Layla!

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Mar
26

Spearmint Soap


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spearmint soapSpearmint Soap

Doesn’t the scent of spearmint just completely delight you? I know it’s an aroma that can instantly lift my spirits! This is one scent that everyone you know is sure to adore, and one that you can easily fill your home with! We’re bringing you a brand new free recipe, and it is for our beautiful new Spearmint Soap! Doesn’t this amazing combination of green, gray, and white just make you extremely happy? We have used our Shea Butter Soap Recipe for the base.

Ingredients:

272 grams of Shea Butter

181 grams of Palm Oil

272 grams of Olive Oil

181 grams of Coconut Oil

125 grams of Lye

345 grams of Distilled Water

30 grams of Titanium Dioxide

68 grams of Spearmint Fragrance Oil

4 drops of Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant

2 drops of Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Other Ingredients Needed:

Spearmint Leaves

Square Loaf Mold Market Molds

Safety Glasses

Safety Gloves

Safety Mask

Thermometer

Scale

Vinegar

Mixing Bowls

Spatulas

Stick Blender

 

Directions:

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Always start with safety first! Make sure you are wearing your safety glasses, gloves, and mask! Once you are protected, you can prepare your lye water. Measure and weigh out 345 grams of distilled water. Then measure and weigh out 125 grams of lye, and add it to your water. Always add lye to water, never add water to lye as this can cause an explosion! Mix your lye water together thoroughly, and then set it aside to cool down.

 

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While you are waiting for your lye water to cool, you can get your oils and butters ready. Measure and weigh out 272 grams of Olive Oil, 181 grams of Palm Oil, 272 grams of Shea Butter, and 181 grams of Coconut Oil. Then completely melt these down, and set them aside to cool as well.

 

 

spearmint soapAs you’re waiting for your butters and oils and lye water to cool, you can prepare your colorants. In separate mixing bowls, add 4 drops of Neon Green colorant to one, and 2 drops of Black Oxide to another. Then measure and weigh out 8 grams of Titanium Dioxide in a bowl and pour just a little bit of your oils into it. Mix it together until it has become a paste-like consistency. This will be for your white swirl. For your white top, in a separate bowl, measure and weigh out 22 grams of Titanium Dioxide and pour a little bit of your oils, again making a paste-like consistency.

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Using your thermometer, keep checking the temperatures of your lye water and oils until they have reached around room temperature (72 degrees Fahrenheit) and are within ten degrees of each other. Then carefully pour your lye water into your oils, and thoroughly mix them until they have come to a light trace.

 

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After you have come to trace, pour 461 grams of your mixture into a another mixing bowl and add your Titanium Dioxide paste with 22 grams. Mix it thoroughly and then add 23 grams of Spearmint fragrance, once again thoroughly mixing. Then set this bowl aside to let it sit and set up to become your topping.

 

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Next, into the bowls with your green and black colorants, add 308 grams of your mixture to each. In a third bowl, add 308 grams of your mix and add your white paste with the 8 grams of Titanium Dioxide. Thoroughly mix these together until you have achieved an all over gray color, all over mint green, and an all over white.

 

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Add 15 grams of your Spearmint fragrance to each of these and mix them together thoroughly.

 

 

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Then using the in the pot swirl method in another bowl, pour each of your three colors into the bowl. pouring each into a separate section.

 

 

 

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Using a spatula, start at the edge of the bowl and drag it in a straight line all the way across.

 

 

 

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Then place the spatula right where two colors begin to mix and drag it in a full circle around the bowl.

 

 

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After you have swirled your soap, you can begin to pour it into your mold. If you carefully pour it from side to side using the “granny pour” method, this will help you achieve an even prettier swirl!

 

 

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Once your soap is completely poured, make sure your topping is set up to about the consistency of cake frosting and then pour it on top of your soap. You can peak it with your spatula.

 

 

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After all of your topping is on your soap, lightly sprinkle some Spearmint leaves over top!

 

 

Once your soap is finished, you will need to let it sit to set up for at least 24 hours before removing it from your mold. Once it is removed, let your soap sit for at least 4 to 6 weeks, giving it enough time to fully cure and become less alkaline. Be sure to check out all the rest of our wonderful free recipes and classes, and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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