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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!

Apr
17

Melt and Pour Confetti Soap


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Confetti Melt and Pour SoapMelt and Pour Confetti Soap

Today, we will show you how to make a fun and festive melt and pour confetti soap.  This soap is not only layered, we’ve also added both confetti and streamers.  This soap is not only full of bright colors, it also would make a wonderful birthday gift or a great addition to your handcrafted gift baskets.  In addition to a festive look, it is also scented with Natures Garden’s Happy Birthday Vanilla Cupcake Fragrance Oil.

 

Melt and Pour Confetti Soap:  Ingredients and Supplies You Will Need

Cutting Board
Scale
Microwave safe glass containers
Large Knife
Microwave
Mixing Spoons
Wax Paper
Rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle

 

Melt and Pour Confetti Soap:  Total Recipe Weights for the Red Soap:

42 grams Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap
9 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
2 grams Happy Birthday Vanilla Cupcake Fragrance Oil
2 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
1 gram Vegetable Glycerin

Melt and Pour Confetti Soap:  Total Recipe Weights for the Blue Soap

42 grams Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap
7 drops Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant
2 grams Happy Birthday Vanilla Cupcake Fragrance Oil
2 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
1 gram Vegetable Glycerin

Melt and Pour Confetti Soap:  Total Recipe Weights for the Pink Soap

42 grams Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap
5 drops Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
2 grams Happy Birthday Vanilla Cupcake Fragrance Oil
2 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
1 gram Vegetable Glycerin

Melt and Pour Confetti Soap:  Total Recipe Weights for the Green Soap

42 grams Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap
7 drops Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
2 grams Happy Birthday Vanilla Cupcake Fragrance Oil
2 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
1 gram Vegetable Glycerin

Melt and Pour Confetti Soap:  Total Recipe Weights for the Yellow Soap

42 grams Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap
5 drops Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant
2 grams Happy Birthday Vanilla Cupcake Fragrance Oil
2 Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
1 gram Vegetable Glycerin

Melt and Pour Confetti Soap:  Total Recipe Weights for the Orange Soap

42 grams Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap
5 drops Neon Orange FUN Soap Colorant
2 grams Happy Birthday Vanilla Cupcake Fragrance Oil
2 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer
1 gram Vegetable Glycerin

Melt and Pour Confetti Soap:  Total Recipe Weights for the Clear Layer

228 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
11 grams Happy Birthday Vanilla Cupcake Fragrance Oil
11 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

Melt and Pour Confetti Soap:  Total Recipe Weights for the White Layer

140 grams Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap
7 grams Happy Birthday Vanilla Cupcake Fragrance Oil
7 grams Vanilla White Color Stabilizer

Melt and Pour Confetti Soap: Prepare the Soap for the Confetti and StreamersMelt and Pour Confetti Soap: Prepare the Soap for the Confetti and Streamers

We will prepare six colors of soap for the confetti and streamers portion of  this recipe. Each of the colors will be poured on a piece of wax paper. Once it sets up, we will cut half of the soap for streamers and half for confetti. By pouring the soap on a piece of wax paper, it will allow us to create a very thin layer of soap. We will also add a small amount of vegetable glycerin to give the soap some additional flexibility.

Prepare the Soap for the Confetti and Streamers: Create the Red SoapPrepare the Soap for the Confetti and Streamers: Create the Red Soap

We will begin with the red soap. So, in a small mixing bowl, add 42 grams of the Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap Base. In the microwave, melt the soap in 15 second intervals. Be careful not to overheat the soap base.  Next, add the tomato red FUN Soap Colorant, Happy Birthday Vanilla Cupcake fragrance oil, Vanilla White Color Stabilizer, and vegetable glycerin. Once again, use the guide above to determine how much FUN Soap Colorant, fragrance oil, and vegetable glycerin to add. Stir well to completely incorporate the ingredients. Finally, pour your red soap onto a sheet of wax paper. Spray you red soap with rubbing alcohol to eliminate any air bubbles. Allow this to setup.

Prepare the Soap for the Confetti and Streamers: Create the Red Soap

Once the soap has setup, remove it from the wax paper.  Then, cut it in half.  Cut one half into tiny squares.  Cut the second half into thin strips and curl them in spirals.  Place the confetti pieces in one bowl.  Then, the spirals in a second bowl.

 

Prepare the Soap for the Confetti and Streamers: Create the Pink SoapPrepare the Soap for the Confetti and Streamers: Create the Pink Soap

Now, we will prepare the pink soap. So, in your mixing bowl, melt 42 grams of the oatmeal mp soap base in your microwave in 15 second intervals. Use caution so that you do not overheat the soap base.  At this time, add the Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant, Happy Birthday Vanilla Cupcake fragrance oil, Vanilla White Color Stabilizer, and vegetable glycerin, using the guide above to determine amounts Stir the ingredients together completely. Finally, pour your pink soap onto a sheet of wax paper. Spray this soap with rubbing alcohol to eliminate any air bubbles. Finally, let the pink soap setup.

Prepare the Soap for the Confetti and Streamers: Create the Pink Soap
Next, when the soap has setup, remove it from the wax paper.  Once again, cut the soap in half.  One half needs to be cut into small squares.  Then, cut the second half into thin strips and curl them in spirals.  Put the confetti pieces in the same bowl with the other confetti.  Then, place the spirals in the bowl with the other spirals.

 

Prepare the Soap for the Confetti and Streamers: Create the Blue SoapPrepare the Soap for the Confetti and Streamers: Create the Blue Soap

Next, it is time to create the blue soap. Once again, you will need a small bowl.  Then, add 42 grams of the Oatmeal MP Soap. Using your microwave, melt the soap in 15 second intervals.  Next, add the Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant, Happy Birthday Vanilla Cupcake fragrance oil, Vanilla White Color Stabilizer, and of course vegetable glycerin. Use the information found above to determine how much of each ingredient to use. Again, mix the ingredients together. Finally, pour your blue soap onto a sheet of wax paper. Spray the mp soap with rubbing alcohol to eliminate any air bubbles. Lastly, let the soap setup.

At this time, remove it from the wax paper.  Cut the blue soap in half.  Then, one half into thin strips and curl them in spirals.  Next, cut the second half into small squares to resemble confetti.  Put the confetti pieces in the same bowl with the other confetti.  Then, place the spirals in the bowl with the other spirals.

Prepare the Soap for the Confetti and Streamers: Create the Orange SoapPrepare the Soap for the Confetti and Streamers: Create the Orange Soap

Then, we will create the orange soap. So, in a small mixing bowl, add 42 grams of the Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap Base. In the microwave, melt the soap in 15 second intervals. Be careful not to overheat the soap base.  Next, add the Happy Birthday Vanilla Cupcake Fragrance Oil, Neon Orange FUN Soap Colorant, vegetable glycerin, and Vanilla White Color Stabilizer, using the total recipe amounts above as a guide. Stir it all together to get everything completely blended. Finally, pour your orange soap onto a sheet of wax paper.  Spray your orange with rubbing alcohol to eliminate any air bubbles. Let the soap setup before moving on.

Now, remove the soap you prepared from the wax paper.  Once again, cut the soap in half.  The first half needs to be cut into small squares.  Cut the second half of the soap into strips and curl them in spirals.  Put the confetti pieces in the same bowl with the other confetti.  Then, place the spirals in the bowl with the other spirals.

Prepare the Soap for the Confetti and Streamers: Create the Green SoapPrepare the Soap for the Confetti and Streamers: Create the Green Soap

Next, it is time to create the green soap. So, in your small bowl, add 42 grams of Natures Garden’s Oatmeal Soap Base. Using your microwave, once again, melt the mp soap in 15 second intervals. Do not to overheat the soap base.  Once the soap is melted, add the Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant, Vanilla White Color Stabilizer, Happy Birthday Vanilla Cupcake fragrance oil, and finally vegetable glycerin.  Stir everything together. Finally, pour your green soap onto a sheet of wax paper. Of course, you will want to spray the soap you poured with rubbing alcohol to get rid of any air bubble.  Then, let the soap setup.

Finally, once setup, remove the green soap from the wax paper.  Next, cut the soap in half.  Begin by cutting one half into small squares.  Next, cut the second half into thin strips and curl them in spirals.  Put the confetti pieces in the bowl with the other confetti.  Then, place the spirals in the bowl with the spirals.

Prepare the Soap for the Confetti and Streamers: Create the Yellow SoapPrepare the Soap for the Confetti and Streamers: Create the Yellow Soap

Finally, we will pour the yellow soap. In a small bowl, weigh out 42 grams of the Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap Base. Then, melt the soap in 15 second intervals using your microwave. Be careful not to overheat the soap base.  Next, add the Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant, Happy Birthday Vanilla Cupcake fragrance oil, Vanilla White Color Stabilizer, and vegetable glycerin. Use the guide above to determine how much color, fragrance, and vegetable glycerin to use. Stir well to completely incorporate the ingredients. Lastly, pour your yellow soap onto a sheet of wax paper. Spray this soap with rubbing alcohol to eliminate any air bubbles. Allow this to setup.

Prepare the Soap for the Confetti and Streamers: Create the Yellow SoapLastly, remove the yellow soap from the wax paper.  Cut the soap in half.  Use a knife to cut one half into small squares.  Then, cut the second half into thin strips. Then, curl the strips into spirals.  Put the confetti pieces in the same bowl with the other confetti.  Then, add the spirals curls in the bowl with the other spirals.

 

Melt and Pour Confetti Soap:  Prepare the White LayerMelt and Pour Confetti Soap:  Prepare the White Layer

At this time, we will prepare the white layer.  First, you will need to weigh out 140 grams of Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap.  In the microwave melt the soap in 30 second intervals until the mp soap is in a liquid state.

 

Melt and Pour Confetti Soap:  Prepare the White Layer

Now that the oatmeal soap base is melted, add the Happy Birthday Vanilla Cupcake Fragrance Oil and the Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  Stir to completely blend the ingredients together. Next, pour 1/3 of the melted oatmeal soap into each of cavities of the basic rectangle soap mold. Once the soap is poured, spray the soap with rubbing alcohol to release any air bubbles. Let the soap setup completely before moving on.

Melt and Pour Confetti Soap:  Prepare the Clear LayerMelt and Pour Confetti Soap:  Prepare the Clear Layer

At this time, we will prepare the clear layer.  In a mixing bowl, weigh out 228 grams of Natures Garden’s Diamond Clear melt and pour soap base. Once again, in your microwave, heat the clear soap base in 30 second intervals until it is completely melted. Be careful not to overheat the soap.  Then, add the fragrance oil and Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. Stir to mix the ingredients into the soap base.

You will need to move quickly over the next couple steps.  So, first, spray the previous white layer of soap that is in the mold with rubbing alcohol. Next, pour the clear soap into each cavity of the mold. It should be poured directly on top of the white layer.

Melt and Pour Confetti Soap:  Prepare the Clear Layer

Finally, quickly add both confetti and spirals to each bar of soap. Let some of the spirals pop out of the soap slightly. Finally, spray the soap with rubbing alcohol.  Make sure the soap has plenty of time to harden before you remove it from the soap mold.

 

For even more fragrance fun ideas, visit Natures Garden’s recipe box.  You will find soap making recipes, candle making recipes, and cosmetic making recipes.  You will also find fragrance fun classes to help you on your scented crafting adventure.  Also, if you are looking for other fun birthday party ideas check out Parents Magazine for inspiration and fun ideas for your kid’s next birthday party.