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Jan
03

Pink Sangria Soap Recipe


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Pink Sangria Soap RecipePink Sangria Soap Recipe

Fruity beverages always seem to bring an extra sense of brightness into anyone’s life. From the tart taste of lemon to the sweet juiciness of a plum, any kind of fruit can brighten anyone’s day. Nature’s Garden’s Pink Sangria Soap Recipe attempts to bring this same refreshing sensation into anyone’s household. This melt and pour soap recipe is easy for anyone to make. This recipe captures the fruity essence of cherries, oranges, raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries. Below, we mention how you can make your own soap at home that smells just like sangria.

What is Sangria?

The sangria is a drink that has originated from Spain. You can mix this drink using red wine and chopped fruit. Traditionally, you could find this drink served in clay pitchers. Now, you can commonly find sangria mixed into wine glasses. No one has been able to find the true origin of the drink, but it can be traced back to Spain, England, and Greece. The drink has been traced back to the 18th century to another similar drink called Sangaree. The Sangaree was a drink served in the Caribbeans and could be served either iced or hot. There are many different combinations that you can put into the Sangria which make it such a unique drink. Traditionally, this drink can be mixed with any fruit that the user desires to put in it. Some of the fruits that are commonly added include blueberries, strawberries, lemon, grapes, pineapple, and many others. Other additions to Sangria that aren’t unheard of are brandy, sparkling water, and liqueur.

Properties of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour SoapProperties of Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap is the soap of choice used in the Pink Sangria Soap Recipe. This soap contains a lot of unique properties, which make it the perfect fit for this recipe. This MP soap base has a translucent color to it that allows embeds to easily show when added to this soap. The shininess of the soap also makes for a nice glistening effect on your end product when you are done making it. For example, in this recipe, we used this soap because it allows the vibrancy of the fruit soap embeds to show the best. Another great property of this soap, as with any other melt and pour soap, is that it has a high moisturizing content. This soap contains 99.5% glycerin and deodorized distilled coconut oil.

 

Ingredients:
Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
FUN Soap Colorant Ultramarine Violet
Sangria Punch Fragrance Oil
FUN Soap Colorant Black Oxide
FUN Soap Colorant Neon Pink
Da Bomb Soap Dye Red
FUN Soap Colorant Eye Poke Orange
FUN Soap Colorant Tomato Red
Mitre Box
Cutter For Mitre Box

Other Ingredients & Equipment You’ll Need:
Cutting Board
Scale
Microwave safe containers
Large Knife
Microwave
Mixing Spoons
Loaf Molds (2)
Strawberries Mold (all fruit molds found at www.flexiblemolds.com)
Berries Mold 
Mini Cherries Mold 
Lemon/Lime Slices Mold 

 

Preparing the Orange Soap EmbedsPreparing the Orange Soap Embeds

The first fruit that will be included in our pink sangria soap is orange slices. So, we will start by creating these embeds. The first step is to melt 60 grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base. Thoroughly melt the soap in the microwave in 30-second intervals until it is a liquid state, stirring in between each 30-second burst. Once melted, add 4 drops of the Eye Poke Orange FUN Soap Colorant and 3 grams of the Sangria Fragrance Oil.  Stir to blend the ingredients together. Make sure that the orange color and the fragrance oil fully incorporate into the soap. Then, pour the orange soap into the orange slices mold.

Setting up the Orange Soap EmbedsSetting up the Orange Soap Embeds

After pouring the soap, spray it with rubbing alcohol to release any air bubbles. You want to allow adequate time for the soap to setup in the mold. Once the soap sets up, remove the embeds from the mold. Finally, you can set the orange slice embeds aside. They will be used in a later step.

 

 

 

Preparing and Setting up the Soap Cherry EmbedsPreparing and Setting up the Soap Cherry Embeds

The next fruit that goes into a sangria is cherries. So, the next embeds we need to create are the cherry soaps. To start off, you want to melt 30 grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. Make sure that the soap is thoroughly melted. Melting the soap thoroughly will ensure that the cherry soap embeds are as smooth as possible. Once the soap has melted, add 3 drops of the tomato red FUN Soap Colorant and 1 gram of the Sangria Fragrance Oil. Stir the soap thoroughly to completely mix the red colorant and the fragrance oil.  Pour the red soap into the cherries mold and allow enough time to setup. When the soap appears completely hard, remove it from the mold. 

Preparing and Setting up the Blackberry Soap EmbedsPreparing and Setting up the Blackberry Soap Embeds

The next fruit that goes into a sangria is blackberries. So, the next soap embeds we will be making for the Pink Sangria Soap Recipe are the blackberries. To start out, weigh out and melt 150 grams of Natures Garden’s Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base. Completely melt the soap base before moving on. To the melted soap, you want to add 11 drops of the Ultramarine Violet, 2 drops of the Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant, and 7 grams of the Sangria Fragrance Oil. Stir the colors thoroughly into the soap until everything is thoroughly blended. Pour the dark purple melted soap into the berries mold. Set aside and allow adequate time for the soap embeds to completely setup. Once setup, remove them from the mold.

Preparing and Setting Up the Raspberry Soap EmbedsPreparing and Setting Up the Raspberry Soap Embeds

The next fruit that goes into a sangria is raspberries. Thus, the next soap embeds to make are the red raspberries. To start out, you want to weigh out and melt 150 grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base. Melt the soap base thoroughly before moving on. Next, add 2 drops of the Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant, 3 drops of the Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant, 3 drops of the Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant, and 7 grams of the Sangria Fragrance Oil. Completely stir the soap until all of the colors have blended together. You want to see a solid, uniform red raspberry color when you are done. Also, make sure to completely mix in the fragrance oil as well. Then, pour the red soap into the berries mold. Allow adequate time for the soap to setup and solidify. Once setup, remove the raspberry embeds from the mold.

Preparing and Setting Up the Strawberry Soap EmbedsPreparing and Setting Up the Strawberry Soap Embeds

The final fruit that goes into a sangria is strawberries. Thus, we are now going to create the strawberry soap embeds.  Start out by melting 230 grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap. Since there is more soap base here, allow adequate time for this soap to melt completely. After the soap is completely melted, add 11 grams of the Sangria Fragrance Oil and 10 drops of the Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant.  Stir the soap completely to allow the red color to mix in, as well as the Sangria Punch Fragrance Oil. Pour the melted red soap into the strawberries mold. Since the strawberries are thicker than the previous fruits that were made, you want to allow more time for these to set up. When you are pulling the strawberry embeds out of the molds, ensure that their centers aren’t liquid anymore. When you are sure they are completely solid, remove the strawberries from the mold.

Preparing the Soap BasePreparing the Soap Base

Now that all of the fruit soap embeds are done, the last of the soap to melt is the filling of the loaf portion of the soap mold. This portion is what holds all of the fruit soap embeds in place in the soap and represents the pink sangria portion of the soap. To do this, first, weigh out and melt 1650 grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base. Once again, you will need to melt the soap in the microwave in 30-second intervals. Next, add one drop of the Da Bomb Soap Dye and 82 grams of the Sangria Fragrance Oil to the melted soap base. Stir the ingredients together to completely incorporate the soap dye and the fragrance oil.  We have used the Da Bomb Soap Dye from Natures Garden for this portion. This will allow the clear soap base to maintain a translucent appearance.

Pouring and Finishing the SoapPouring and Finishing the Soap

Get the loaf molds out. Take the fruit molds you made earlier, and add them to the loaf molds. Position the fruit in the molds so they are adequately spaced, and there is a variety in each loaf mold. Adding variety to each soap mold will ensure that they look as colorful as possible when they come out of the molds. Next, pour the soap base from the previous step into the loaf molds, over the fruit embeds. Fill the loaf molds to cover everything inside of it. If you choose, you can spray the soap with rubbing alcohol.  However, we wanted our soap to have a bubbly look so we chose not to spray this portion. Once the soap is completely setup, remove it from the molds. The last step is to slice your soap using the mitre box and mitre box cutter. Your Pink Sangria Soap Recipe is now ready to be used. You can use them in the bathroom, or in the kitchen, take your pick, We hope you enjoyed this melt and pour soap recipe!

Note:

Testing of these recipes is your responsibility. Nature’s Garden is not responsible for the use of our products, and is completely under the discretion of the user who uses them. It is under your responsibility to comply with FDA regulations if you plan to sell or make any of our recipes for your own personal gain. Nature’s Garden can’t offer any advice on how to use or where to purchase any ingredients that you use in this recipe that we don’t sell. 

Sangria is a delicious fruity drink that incorporates a bunch of different fruits. There are many other fruity, non-alcoholic cocktails that you can make too at home. My favorite drink out of this list is the Piña Colada. This tropical drink has a Spanish name that translates to Pineapple and Strained (the strains of coconut). Another refreshing drink in this list is the Bahama Mama. This drink is similar to the sangria in which it incorporates a lot of different fruits. The Bahama Mama uses grapefruit, grenadine, orange juice, and a lot of different fruits. Next time the weather gets really hot, try making one of these drinks and refresh yourself.

Dec
22

Bumbleberry Fragrance


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Bumbleberry FragranceBumbleberry Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Spotlight

Bumbleberry Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden is a combination of blackberries and strawberries and a whole lot more.  Our customers have described it as “fresh, sweet fruity”, and “a delicious red berry scent”.  I must admit, in the past, I have heard of bumbleberries being used for baking purposes.  Imagine my surprise when I found out that there is no such thing as an actual bumbleberry, the do not exist.  After a little bit of researching this nonexistent fruit, I found that bumbleberry refers to a mixture of  in season berries that you need to hurry and use before they go bad.  You mix them together as fruit salad type dish.  However, you can also use frozen berries to create your own bumbleberry dish.

What Does Bumbleberry Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Bumbleberry Fragrance Oil is an explosion of wild blackberries and strawberries, combined with just the right amount of earthy woods.  Natures Garden’s bumbleberry fragrance begins with top notes of blackberry, apricot, and strawberry;  followed by middle notes of sweet pear, lavender, and jasmine;  sitting on base notes of earthy woods.

Top Notes:  blackberry, apricot, strawberry
Mid Notes:  pear, lavender, jasmine
Base Notes:  woods

How Do Our Customers Use Bumbleberry Fragrance Oil? 

For our handmade soap makers and those who prefer to make homemade bath and body products; the maximum usage is 5% for this berry scent.  Bumbleberry Fragrance Oil performs perfectly in perfumes and in other bath and body products such as bath oils, bath gels, and lotions, it performs well.  Natures Garden’s cold process soap testing results show no separation, no acceleration, and no ricing while the scent is strong, juicy, fruity, and delicious.  There was no discoloration as there is 0% vanillin content.  Coloring suggestion for this fragrance oil is to use purple soap colorant and red soap colorant in the amounts that satisfy you. Never use candle dye in any bath and body products.

Room scenters, the maximum recommended use is 50% for your homemade potpourri, reed diffusers, and incense where the scent is nice and strong.  For homemade cleaning products, the maximum usage is 5%.

Candle crafters who enjoy making homemade candles, the maximum recommended usage rate for this fruity scent is 10%.  Bumbleberry Fragrance Oil is nice and strong in soy wax while performing perfectly in joy wax and wow wax.  Bumbleberry fragrance can also be used to create homemade candle wax tarts using  our pillar of bliss wax.  For coloring these homemade creations, we suggest using 2 drops of purple liquid candle dye plus 2 drops of red liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax or shred a small amount of a purple color block and red color block into your melted wax.  Never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

Bumbleberry Fragrance Oil is a nice berry scent that will have your home smelling of fresh fruits.  To place your order today, type in “bumbleberry fragrance oil” in Natures Garden’s search bar and you will be taken directly to the ordering page.

 

Dec
18

Blue Raspberry Slushie Fragrance


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Blue Raspberry Slushie FragranceBlue Raspberry Slushie Fragrance Oil – Fragrance Spotlight

Blue Raspberry Slushie Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden will have you sitting on the porch reminiscing about the good ole days when the ice-cream truck would drive right up to your house as you ran out to greet him anxiously awaiting the blue snow cone.  A little known fact, blue raspberry is a popular flavoring for candy, soft drinks, syrups, and snack foods. This delicious taste comes from the Rubus leucodermis, which is commonly known as the “whitebark raspberry” or “blue raspberry” because when ripe, this delectable fruit turns to a blue-black color hue.

What Does Blue Raspberry Slushie Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Remember the blue raspberry snow-cones you enjoyed as a child?  How about those fabulous blue raspberry slushies that can still be enjoyed at most movie theaters?  This fragrance captures the aroma of ripened raspberries, sugary cotton candy, and the effervescence of crushed ice.  This trip back to childhood truly smells good enough to eat…but better not.

Top:  Raspberries
Mid:  Peaches, Strawberries
Base:  Cotton Candy, crushed ice

How Do Our Customers Use Blue Raspberry Slushie Fragrance Oil?

Crafters who are into making your own homemade soaps, the maximum recommended usage rate is 5%.  When making your handmade bath and body products such as bath oils, bath gels, and lotions, this blue raspberry fragrance oil performs well.  For homemade perfumes the maximum usage is also 5% and it performs perfectly.  Cold process soap testing results  shows that there was no acceleration and no ricing.  However, it does separate slightly, but will reabsorb.  It pours perfectly while retaining a strong scent.  The vanillin content for Blue Raspberry Slushie Fragrance Oil is 1.5% and it does discolor to a tan.  Fragrances containing vanillin may discolor soap.  Vanilla White Color Stabilizer may help prevent discoloration due to a vanillin content.  However, there are more than 40 ingredients used in fragrance oil manufacturing that may contribute to discoloration of bath and body products.

Homemade candles will have a maximum recommended usage rate of 10%.  Blue Raspberry Slushie Fragrance Oil performs perfectly in joy wax, wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax.  Using Natures Garden’s pillar of bliss wax, you can create homemade candle wax tarts as the scent is nice and strong.

Color is key!  Can you get your candle, soap, or other bath and body products as blue as your tongue after drinking an infamous blue raspberry slushie?   A color suggestion for homemade soaps, bath gels, bath oils, and lotions is to use blue soap colorant in the amount that you are satisfied with.  Never use candle dye in any body products.  For candles, we suggest the following color ideas; 2 drops of blue liquid candle dye per 4 pounds of wax or shred a small amount of blue color block into your melted wax. Never use crayons to color your candles as they will clog your wick.

For cleaning products for the home, the maximum recommended usage rate is 5% When creating products like incense and potpourri the maximum usage rate for this wonderful Blue Raspberry Slushie Fragrance Oil is 50%.  In aroma beads, diffusers, potpourri and incense this fun whimsical scent is nice and strong.

To start bringing back those childhood memories today, go to Natures Garden’s web site and type “blue raspberry slushie into the search bar and place your order today.