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Aug
15

Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap


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Cognac and Cubans Cold Process SoapCognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap

The Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap from Natures Garden is another fun and moisturizing cold process soap recipe. Of course, this soap recipe uses quality soap making supplies to create some nourishing bars. Plus, you can use free soap making recipes like this champagne soap recipe to create the perfect bar of soap. So, you will be sure to enjoy this bar of cp soap. So, you can use Natures Garden for the quality soap making ingredients and procedure can be found in this soap making blog. 

Natures Garden Ingredients for the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap

Lye
Cognac and Cubans Fragrance Oil
Rice Bran Oil
Sunflower Oil
Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Castor Oil
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Palm Oil
Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Titanium Dioxide
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
Thermometer
Safety GLOVES for Soap Making
Natures Garden Apron
Safety MASK for Soap Making

Other Needed Ingredients for this Cold Process Soap

Scale
Distilled Water
Mixing Bowls
Spatula
Stick Blender
Decorating Bag
Decorating Tip

Weights for the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap

129 grams of the Distilled Water
129 grams of the Champagne
97 grams of the Lye

122 grams of the Rice Bran Oil
61 grams of the Sunflower Oil
81 grams of the Meadfoam Seed Oil
68 grams of the Castor Oil
122 grams of the Fractionated Coconut Oil
223 grams of the Palm Oil
51 grams of the Cognac and Cubans Fragrance Oil

Amounts of the Beige Cold Process Soap Colorant

13 drops of the Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
5 drops of the Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Amounts of the Cream Cold Process Soap Colorant

1 drop of the Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
3 drops of the Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
3 grams of the Titanium Dioxide (mixed with a small amount of soaping oils)

Make a Few Preparations for the Cognac and Cubans Soap Recipe

Prior to working on this cold process soap recipe, you will want to make a few preparations for the Cognac and Cubans Soap Recipe. First of all, you are going to want to gather the soap making ingredients that are listed for this homemade soap recipe. Also, you are going to need to clear a work space to give yourself the space that you would need to make cold process soap at home. Also, you will want to prepare a spray bottle of vinegar for you to use during the soap making process.

Boiling Champagne for the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap

Another preparation you should make is boiling champagne for the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap. So, you will want to place this alcohol into the stove top pot. Then, use the stove to boil the champagne for about 30-40 minutes. Also, you will need to stir your champagne periodically as it boils. After this amount of time has passed, you will need to carefully pour the champagne into ice cube freezer trays. Then, you will place these trays in the freezer to chill overnight. When you are ready to make your homemade soap you will use the frozen champagne cubes to replace half of the water portion should be in the lye solution.

Advice for Choosing the Champagne for the Cold Process Soap

We have some advice for choosing the champagne for the cold process soap. You will want to use a champagne that has a lower sugar content. If you are using a type of champagne with a high sugar content, then it will speed up gel. So, this extra sugar will increase the possibility that your soap batter will bubble up and out of the soap mold. This may occur even with the lower sugar content for your champagne, so you will want to prepare for this possibility. You will want to take proper precautions for safe guarding the surface that your soap mold is placed on.

Create the Lye Solution for the Cold Process SoapCreate the Lye Solution for the Cold Process Soap

First off, you are going to need to make the lye solution for the cold process soap. So, you are going to want to weigh out 129 grams of the Distilled Water and 129 grams of your Champagne into a mixing bowl. Once these two soap making ingredients are weighed out, you will want to set this bowl aside. Then, you need to weigh out 97 grams of lye for soap in a separate container. While you are slowly stirring the water and champagne mixture, you will want to add in the lye to the water/champagne. Once everything is mixed together, you will need to set this solution in a safe place as it cools to room temperature.

Prepare the Cosmetic Oils for the Cognac and Cubans CP SoapPrepare the Cosmetic Oils for the Cognac and Cubans CP Soap

Second, you are going to prepare the cosmetic oils for the Cognac and Cubans CP Soap. So, you are going to need to add 122 grams of Rice Bran Oil, 61 grams of Sunflower Oil, 81 grams of Meadowfoam Seed Oil, 68 grams of Castor Oil, 122 grams of Fractionated Coconut Oil, and 223 grams of Palm Oil to a microwave safe bowl. After, you will need to use short burst in the microwave to melt the oils. Then, set the bowl aside to let the oils cool to room temperature.

Prepare the Titanium Dioxide for the Cold Process SoapPrepare the Titanium Dioxide for the Cold Process Soap

Also, you will want to prepare the titanium dioxide for the cold process soap. So, you will need to weigh out 3 grams of Titanium Dioxide. Next, you will want to mix this powder with a small amount of your melted soaping oils. Then, you should mix these ingredients together well. You can set this mixture aside until you need the colorant in a later step.

Combine the Oils and Lye Solution for the Cold Process SoapCombine the Oils and Lye Solution for the Cold Process Soap

Once you two mixtures have cooled down to the proper temperature, you are going to combine the oils and lye solution for the cold process soap. So, you will want to take your melted oils and add them to your lye solution. Of course, you will want to use a stick blender to combine your soaping ingredients. Then, move on to adding the other soap making ingredients before you hit trace.

Adding the Cognac and Cubans Fragrance OilAdding the Cognac and Cubans Fragrance Oil

Next, you are going to be adding the Cognac and Cubans Fragrance Oil to your soap batter. This scented oil will provide you with the aroma of money, status and masculinity. These are all wrapped into this blend of aromatic bergamot that is mixed with a fresh lemon zest spritzing. Then, a heart of velvety cognac essences and rich, spiced tobacco leaves rests at the base of this fragrance. So, weigh out 51 grams of the Cognac and Cubans Fragrance Oil and add it to your soap batter. After adding the scented oil, you will want to use your stick blender to fully incorporate the aroma.

Separate the Cold Process Soap BatterSeparate the Cold Process Soap Batter

Now, you are going to need an empty bowl to separate the cold process soap batter into two portions. Then, you will want to add 300 grams of the soap batter to this bowl, which will become your cream color later on. You are going to want to set aside this bowl of portioned out amount of soap for just a moment.

Adding the Colorants to the Cognac and Cubans SoapAdding the Colorants to the Cognac and Cubans Soap

Once the scented soap has been divided into two portions, you are ready to start adding the colorants to the Cognac and Cubans Soap. First, you will create the beige soap portion that is still in the bowl you started with. So, you will need to add 3 drops of the Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant and 5 drops of the Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant. Then, use your stick blender to mix everything together.

Second, you will create the cream color with the portion in the bowl that you have set aside. You are going to need to add 1 drop of the Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant and 3 drops of the Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant. Further, you are going to want to add the Titanium Dioxide mixture you have previously prepared. Then, you will want to use the stick blender to incorporate the soap colorant.

Swirling the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process SoapSwirling the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap

Next, you are going to be swirling the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap. This will be used for the top of this soap loaf. So, you need to add about 100 grams of the beige soap to your cream soap portion. You will want to add the beige soap in various places in the bowl. Then, use a spatula to swirl the cp soap in the bowl. Once you are happy with the swirl, set this bowl aside for the moment.

Pouring the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap BasePouring the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap Base

Now, you are ready to start pouring the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap base. You are going to be using all of the remaining beige soap to pour this portion into the soap mold. After you have used all of the beige cold process soap, you can move on to the next step of the soap making process.

Prepare the Cake Decorating BagPrepare the Cake Decorating Bag

Once your soap base has been poured, you are ready to prepare the cake decorating bag. First, add the decorating tip into the bag. You will need to wait for the swirled soap to thicken up to a frosting-like consistency. Then, you can add this soap to your cake decorating bag.

Add the Topping to the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process SoapAdd the Topping to the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap

Now, you are going to use the filled cake decorating bag to add the topping to the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap. So, you will use the bag to begin pipping the soap onto your soap loaf.

 

Slicing the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process SoapSlicing the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap

After adding the pipping to your soap, you will need to wait 24 to 48 hours before removing the mold. Once you have removed the soap from the mold you are ready to cut the soap loaf into individual bars. Then, you will want to set these soaps in a safe place to wait for them to cure.

Using the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process SoapUsing the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap

Next, you are going to need to wait for the soap to cure before using. The curing process will take about 4 to 6 weeks until all the lye has reacted and the bars are able to be used. After your soap has cured, you are ready to start using the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap.

Try Out Some Real Cognac

Now that you have created your own cold process soap with the velvety aroma of cognac, you may be interested to try out some real cognac. If so, A Beginners’ Guide to Cognac from GQ might just be the perfect place for you to start. Also, this guide will walk you through how to read the French labels to pick a good one. Further, the guide will help you learn how to create cocktails with this drink.

Any Questions About the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process SoapAny Questions About the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap

We hope you enjoyed creating the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap Recipe! If you are interested in making another moisturizing cold process soap recipe, then take a look at the Cold Process Soap Recipes page on the Natures Garden website. As always, you can reach out to us with any questions about the Cognac and Cubans Cold Process Soap. You can talk to us using the phone H.U.G. line, in the store, and online. An easy way to reach out to us online is through one of our social media platforms. First, you can reach out to us on our Facebook page. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on Instagram and on Twitter. Of course, you can use these social media platforms to ask us about soap making. But, that isn’t all you can do on our social media platforms! You can share your own soap making ideas and reach out to other soap makers, too. So, we hope to hear from you 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!

Apr
29

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe


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Kiwi Watermelon Soap RecipeKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe

If you are looking for a fun cp soap recipe, then check out our Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe. This soap making recipe from Natures Garden uses wholesale soap making ingredients that are perfect for soap making. This swirled soap recipe uses luscious cosmetic oils and a scrumptious soap scent, which is sure to pamper you from head to toe. So, check out this soap making blog for a step by step soap recipe.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Ingredients and Supplies from Natures Garden

Lye
Sunflower Oil
Coconut Oil 76
Cocoa Butter Golden Natural
Kiwi Watermelon Fragrance Oil
Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Argan Oil
Rice Bran Oil
Shea Butter
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant
Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible
Poppy Seed Whole
Cutter for Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
THERMOMETER
Safety GLOVES for Soap Making
Natures Garden Apron
Safety MASK for Soap Making
Silicone Soap Mold- 4 Loaf Mold
Diamond Dust Mica Pigment

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Other Needed Equipment

Scale
Distilled Water
One Deep Mixing Bowl
Four Medium Mixing Bowls
Four Small Bowls
Spatula
Stick Blender
Vinegar

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Total Weights and Amounts

516 grams of the Water
193 grams of the Lye- Sodium Hydroxide

272 grams Sunflower Oil
299 grams  Coconut Oil 76
163 grams  Cocoa Butter
136 grams Meadowfoam Seed Oil
68 grams Argan Oil
95 grams Rice Bran Oil
231 grams Shea Butter
95 grams Fractionated Coconut Oil
103 grams Kiwi Watermelon Fragrance Oil

Diamond Dust Mica (less than 1 gram)
Poppy Seeds (less than 1 gram)

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Weights for Pink Colorant

3 grams Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
8 grams Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Weights for Light Green Colorant

3 grams Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant
1 grams Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Weights for Dark Green Colorant

10 grams Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
2 grams Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Weights for White Colorant

6 grams Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible
(Mixed with a small amount of your soaping oils)

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Clean and Sanitize

Before creating your homemade soap recipe, you are going to want to make a few preparations. First, you will need to make sure that the equipment for this recipe is clean and ready to use. So, gather your soap making equipment and wash them to ensure that they are clean. Also, you are going to want to clean up a work space. So, clear a space that you can use to make homemade soap. This will ensure that you have an easier and more enjoyable experience. Also, It is suggested that you wear gloves, protective clothing, a face mask, safety glasses, and a hair net while preparing this recipe to protect yourself while making soap. Further, you may want to prepare a bottle of vinegar to spray in case of skin contact with lye.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: First Time Making CP Soap?

If you have never made cold process soap before, then we would recommend that you learn a bit about the process before jumping in. You can click here for a Basic CP Soap Making Class. Also, you will want to be familiar with cp soap safety before working on a cold process soap recipe. So, please, become familiar with our Soap Making Safety Class. Once you know the basics of making soap from scratch and are able to be safe during the process, you are ready to create your soap recipe!

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Preparing the Lye SolutionKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Preparing the Lye Solution

First, you are going to want to prepare the lye solution for your soap recipe. Of course, you will need to prepare this solution in a well ventilated area. Also, you will need to wear a face mask and gloves. Now, measure out 516 grams of the Water and 193 grams of the Lye- Sodium Hydroxide in separate containers. Now, SLOWLY add the lye to the water. Remember, always add the lye to the water and never the reverse. You will want to carefully stir your water as you add the lye. Once all the lye has been added to the water you will need to wait for the solution to cool.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Preparing the Soap OilsKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Preparing the Soap Oils

While the lye solution is cooling, you can begin to prepare your cosmetic oils. So, measure 272 grams of the Sunflower Oil, 299 grams of the Coconut Oil 76, 163 grams of the Cocoa Butter, 136 grams of the Meadowfoam Seed Oil, 68 grams of the Argan Oil, 95 grams of the Rice Bran Oil, 231 grams of the Shea Butter, and 95 grams of the Fractionated Coconut Oil. Add these cosmetic oils to a microwave safe bowl and use small increments to melt these oils down. If your oil mixture cools too quickly, you can reheat to bring your temperatures closer to each other.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Preparing the Soap ColorantsKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Preparing the Soap Colorants

While you are waiting for your mixtures to be at the right temperature, you can get your soap colorants ready. So, you will want to get your four small bowls. Then, use the weights listed above to add the colorants to the bowls for the Pink Colorant, Light Green Colorant, Dark Green Colorant, and the White Colorant. After, you can set these bowls aside for a later step.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Combining the Lye and Cosmetic OilsKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Combining the Lye and Cosmetic Oils

Once the temperature for your lye solution and cosmetic oils is around 100 degrees Fahrenheit to 120 degrees Fahrenheit, you are ready to combine them. Then, you are going to need to use a stick blender to mix these two mixtures together. Of course, you will need to make sure that you continue mixing until you hit trace to make sure your soaping ingredients are fully emulsified. After this blend of cosmetic oils and lye solution hits trace, you are ready to add the fragrance oil. 

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Adding the Kiwi Watermelon Fragrance OilKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Adding the Kiwi Watermelon Fragrance Oil

Now, you are ready to add 103 grams of Kiwi Watermelon Fragrance Oil to your cosmetic mixture. This scrumptious fragrance oil begins with juicy notes of watermelon and grapefruit. These scents are followed by middle notes of strawberry, green melon, and white lily. Finally, these aromas are sitting on base notes of ozone, Balsamic vanilla, and fresh woods. After adding this scrumptious soap scent, you will need to stick blend to fully incorporate the scent.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Dividing the Uncolored Soap MixtureKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Dividing the Uncolored Soap Mixture

You are going to separate the uncolored portion of the mixture into two halves. Half of this batch will be swirled with the other colored soap portions.  So, you will want to get a large mixing bowl and add 425 grams of this mixture into another bowl. The remaining portion of the uncolored soap batch will be used to top your soap in a later step. So, you can set this bowl aside for now.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Adding the Cosmetic ColorantsKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Adding the Cosmetic Colorants

Next, you are going to add the soap colorants to your soap batter. So, you are going to need to get three more small mixing bowls. You will need to add about 425 grams of your scented soap mixture to each of the bowls. Now, you will have your four portions of soap ready to color! So, you will add each one of your small bowls of portioned colorant to each one of your mixing bowls. Then, you can use the stick blender to incorporate the colorant. You will clean the stick blender clean before mixing the next color.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Mixing Your Colored SoapKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Mixing Your Colored Soap

Now, you will need to grab your deep mixing bowl of 425 grams of the white soap. Next, you will need to add the Pink Colorant, Light Green Colorant, and Dark Green Colorant to the white soap in your deep mixing bowl. So, start with the pink soap mixture. You will want to pour small amounts of the soap directly on top of the white soap in various places. The, repeat this pour with each of the green soap portions. Once you are finished, the bowl of soap in front of you will look a bit like a color wheel.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Swirl and Pour the SoapKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Swirl and Pour the Soap

Now that all your colored soap portions are added to this deep mixing bowl, you are going to swirl the colors together and pour the mixture into your soap mold. You will want to make sure that you don’t mix too much, as you want to keep the separate colors. So, you may want to only use one circular swirl. After, you are ready to pour the mixture into the loaf soap mold.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Adding the Topping to Your CP SoapKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Adding the Topping to Your CP Soap

Lastly, you are going to add the top to your soap loaf. You will need to wait for this white soap portion to cool and thicken before you can add it to your soap. Once your white soap is ready to use, you are going to use your spatula to add this whipped soap to the top of your soap. After you have this uncolored soap added to your soap loaf, you can use your spatula to create peaks and texture. You will not need too much of either the mica dust or the herb. We used less than a gram of each on our soap.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Removing Soap from the MoldKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Removing Soap from the Mold

After 12-48 hours you are ready to remove your soap from the loaf mold. Gently remove the soap from the silicone soap mold. Once you have your finished soap mold removed, you will be ready to add the finishing touches, cut your bars, and wait for the soap to cure.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Adding the Finishing TouchesKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Adding the Finishing Touches

Once the cold process soap has been removed from the mold, you are ready to add the final few touches to your soap recipe. First, you can sprinkle of diamond dust mica on to the top of your soap. Also, you can sprinkle on some whole poppy seeds onto the top of this soap loaf. This wholesale cosmetic herb was included to resemble kiwi seeds.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Slicing Your Soap LoafKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Slicing Your Soap Loaf

Now, you will want to cut your soap loaf into individual bars. You will want to cut your soap before you let your soap cure. Otherwise, your soap bars may be more likely to become too brittle and flake away as you cut. Now, you will want to set up your soap bars in a place where they can cure.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Using Your Finished CP Soap

Of course, you will need to wait for your cold process soap to cure before you can use your homemade soap bars. This can take from 2 and 8 weeks to completely cure. After your soap bars have set up, your soap is ready to use! You can use your soap packaging supplies to store some of your soap bars. Plus, your cp soap bars will be ready to use as well.

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Kiwi Watermelon Cake

The Paleo Watermelon Cake from Paleo Cupboard uses sweet juicy fruit and a scrumptious coconut whipped cream to make a fun, refreshing way to serve fruit at a party!

Kiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Reach Out to UsKiwi Watermelon Soap Recipe: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you enjoyed the Kiwi Watermelon Cold Process Soap Recipe! If you have any questions about this swirled soap recipe, you can find us in the Natures Garden store in Wellington, Ohio, on our HUG Line, and through our website. Another easy way that you can get in touch with us is through our social media pages. You can find Natures Garden on our Facebook page. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on both Instagram and Twitter.