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Aug
23

Rosewood and Musk CP Soap Project


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Rosewood and Musk CP Soap ProjectRosewood and Musk CP Soap Project

Today, we will share with you our Rosewood Musk CP soap project.  This cold process soap recipe uses Rosewood Musk Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies.  This scent is an absolute dream to soap with and is stunning in the cured soap.  For this cp soap recipe, we used an in the pot swirl to create a beautiful pink, white, and brown soap swirl.  Then, we created two small soap loaves that were topped with dried red rose petals.

Rosewood and Musk CP Soap Project Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Lye- Sodium Hydroxide
Sunflower Oil
Shea Butter
Coconut Oil 76
Jojoba Oil
Cocoa Butter Deodorized
Rosewood Musk Fragrance Oil
Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
Titanium Dioxide 
Organic Cocoa Powder
Pink Rose Petals
Sodium Lactate
Silicone Mold- 4 loaves
Safety Gloves
Safety Mask
Safety Glasses
Natures Garden Soap Apron
Thermometer

 

Other Supplies Needed for the Rosewood and Musk CP Soap Project

Other Ingredients & Equipment You’ll Need:
Distilled Water

  • Mixing Bowls
  • Mixing Spoons
  • Rubber Spatula
  • Scale
  • Stick Blender
  • Vinegar

Total Recipe Cold Process Soap Weights:

  • 323 grams Water
  • 112 grams Lye 
  • 20 grams Sodium Lactate (added to cooled lye solution)
  • 212 grams Sunflower Oil
  • 212 grams Shea Butter
  • 212 grams Coconut Oil 76
  • 85 grams Jojoba Oil
  • 127 grams Cocoa Butter
  • 64 grams Rosewood Musk Fragrance Oil

Rosewood and Musk CP Soap Project Total Colorant Amounts

Colorant for Pink Soap:
3 drops FUN Soap Colorant Neon Pink
Colorants For Brown Soap:

3 grams Organic Cocoa Powder (Mixed with a small amount of soaping oils)

Colorants For White Soap:

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

Soap Making Preparations

Prior to begin the Rosewood and Musk CP Soap Project, you will want to prepare your work area.  First get all of your utensils, soap making supplies, and soap making ingredients ready and in your clean and clutter-free work area.  Then, fill a bottle with vinegar.  The vinegar can be used during soap making and clean up to neutralize lye.  If you have not made cold process soap before, you will want to learn about the process and safety precautions that should be taken during the soap making process.  So, click here for Natures Garden’s Basic CP Soap Making Class. Also, you will need to become familiar with our Soap Making Safety Class.

Prepare the Lye Solution for the CP Soap RecipePrepare the Lye Solution for the CP Soap Recipe

At this time, you should prepare your lye solution.  So, weigh out your distilled water.  Next, add the lye to the water slowly.  Stir as you add the lye.  Allow the lye solution to cool to room temperature.  Then, add the sodium lactate.  Sodium lactate will help harden the bars of soap.  This will also help when it comes time to remove your soap from the mold.  However, the sodium lactate is optional.

Prepare the Oils for the Rosewood and Musk Soap Prepare the Oils for the Rosewood and Musk Soap

It will take some time for the lye solution to come to room temperature.  However, you can go ahead and weigh out your soaping oils while you are waiting.  Once you have weighed out your soaping oils, it is time to melt them.  Once the oils are melted, you will also need to wait for your oils to come to room temperature.

Prepare the Colorants
Prepare the Colorants

So, now that you have both your lye solution and soaping oils cooling, you can prepare your soap colorants.  For this recipe, we will need three colorants in total, pink, brown, and white.  We will prepare the white and the brown colorants at this time.

Prepare the Brown ColorantPrepare the Brown Colorant

In order to create a brown color in our cold process soap, we will use cocoa powder.  So, weigh out your cocoa powder in a small dish.  Then, add a small amount of your soaping oils and mix.  It is okay if the oils are still warm when they are added to the cocoa powder.  By dispersing the cocoa powder in the soaping oils prior to adding them, they will mix more easily and evenly when we add it to the soap batter.

Prepare the White ColorantPrepare the White Colorant

Next, we will create a white colorant for our soap batter using Titanium Dioxide.  So, go ahead and weigh out your titanium dioxide in a small bowl.  We will then, once again, add a small amount of the soaping oils to the powder.  Once you have created both colorants, simply place them to the side until they are needed.

Prepare the Rosewood Musk Fragrance Oil
Prepare the Rosewood Musk Fragrance Oil

At this time, we will prepare the Rosewood Musk Fragrance Oil.  Weigh out the fragrance oil in a small bowl.  Then, place it of to the side where it will be undisturbed until we need it.

Rosewood Musk Fragrance OilWhat Does Rosewood Musk Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

Rosewood Musk Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies is the aroma of fresh cut rosewood and warm musk that blend together to create a clean, peppery scent.  The aroma begins with top notes of bergamot, tea, orange, and lemon.  Then, at the heart of rosewood musk, you will find middle notes of pepper and ginger.  This musk scent finishes with lingering notes of guicawood, vetiver, rosewood, and cedarwood.

Blend Your Soaping Oils and Lye SolutionBlend Your Soaping Oils and Lye Solution

Now, once your soaping oils as well as the lye solution are at room temperature, they are ready to be combined.  So, add the lye solution to the bowl containing the soaping oils.  Next, use your stick blender to blend the soap batter. 

Add the Rosewood Musk Fragrance Oil
Add the Rosewood Musk Fragrance Oil

Once your soap batter is emulsified, it is time to add the fragrance oil.  So, add the Rosewood Musk Fragrance Oil.  Then, once again, use the stick blender to incorporate the scent.

Divide the Rosewood Musk CP Soap Batter

Divide the Rosewood Musk CP Soap Batter

Now, it is time to separate your soap batter.  So, simply divide the soap batter equally into three bowls.

Add the Colorants to the Soap Batter
Add the Colorants to the Soap Batter

Next, add one of your colorants to each bowl.  So, one bowl should be colored with the pink colorant.  Add the pink colorant to this bowl.  Then, add the cocoa powder colorant to the second bowl.  Finally, add the titanium dioxide to the last bowl.  Lastly, use your stick blender to the blend the contents of each bowl to incorporate the colorants.  You will want to begin with the white soap batter.  Then, move to the pink soap batter.  Finally, stick blend the brown soap batter.  This will allow you to blend the contents of each bowl without needing to clean the stick blender in between mixing.

Pouring Rosewood and Musk CP Soap ProjectPouring Rosewood and Musk CP Soap Project

Before we begin pouring the soap, we would like to mention that about half of the white soap batter should be kept to top the soap loaf once it is poured.  So, starting with an empty bowl, begin pouring small amounts of each color of the soap batter. You will need to pour all of the colors in small increments. Keep pouring small amounts of the pink, brown, and some white soap batter until you have used all of the pink and brown soap batter and about half of the white soap batter.  Then, allow the remaining white batter aside to thicken a bit.  You can set this portion aside for the moment.

Swirling the Rosewood and Musk CP Soap ProjectSwirling the Rosewood and Musk CP Soap Project

For the moment we will focus on the brown, pink, and white bowl of soap batter.  So, place this bowl in front of you.  Next, you will need a rubber spatula.  Place the rubber spatula in the bowl. Then, slowly move the spatula in a circular motion around the bowl until you are happy with your swirls.

Pouring the Rosewood and Musk CP Soap
Pouring Rosewood and Musk CP Soap Batter

Finally, it is time to pour the soap batter into two cavities of the 4-loaf silicone mold.  So, divide the soap batter equally between the two cavities in the silicone soap mold.  Gently, tap the soap mold on the counter to release any air bubbles that may have formed.

Topping the Rosewood and Musk CP Soap 
Topping the Rosewood and Musk CP Soap

Next, we will begin topping our soap.  So, for this step, you will need the remaining white soap batter that you set aside.  It needs to be at a thick frosting-like consistency. Now, once the white soap batter is at this consistency, place the it on top of each loaf.  Create peaks in the white topping.

Adding Finishing Touches to the Rosewood and Musk CP Soap Project
Adding Finishing Touches to the Rosewood and Musk CP Soap Project

At this time, we will add a rose petal finishing touch!  Lightly sprinkle the top of each loaf with the pink rose petals.  You can use as little or as much as you would like.  We used less than a gram total for both loaves when creating ours.

Cutting the Rosewood and Musk CP Soap Project

Cutting the Rosewood and Musk CP Soap Project

After about 24- 48 hours, your rosewood musk cp soap can be removed from the mold.  Then, you can slice the soap loaves and allow them to finish curing.  The cold process soap will be ready to use after curing for 4-6 weeks.

 

 

Does Natures Garden’s Rosewood Musk have you curious about rosewood?  I have to admit, back when we began carrying this wonderful aroma, I found myself researching rosewood.  Well, if you too are curious, check out this article from hunker.com to find information on rosewood.

Of course, if you have any questions about this, or any other soap making or candle making project, feel free to ask.  You can contact us over the phone via our HUG line.  You can also reach us on both Twitter and Instagram @ngscents.  Finally, you can talk to us on Facebook or though the chat feature on our website.  We hope that you have enjoyed this cold process soap recipe as much as we enjoyed creating it for you!

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.

 

Nov
28

Thyme Uses


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Thyme UsesThyme Uses

While thyme is commonly used as a herbal spice for enhancing the taste of food, there are all kinds of wonderful thyme benefits in incorporating this herb for other uses. Natures Garden uses the benefits of our herbal cosmetic ingredients, to create all kinds of different bath and body products. One of these wonderfully herbal bath and body supplies is the Thyme Leaf, which has many benefits! Not only do many people enjoy the cosmetic effects of this herb, but it can be enjoyed in food and herbal medicines, too. Plus, some people find that the herb can provide a beneficial mood boost. So, check out this cosmetic blog to find out more great properties of the herb and all of the thyme uses for your products.

Thyme Uses: Growing Conditions Thyme Uses: Growing Conditions

Our herbal thyme, which is called Thymus vulgaris, is the most common variety of garden thyme. So, you’ve likely seen or tasted it before. This variety of thyme was originally a bushy shrub that was found throughout southern Europe in the western Mediterranean and southern Italy areas. These little shrubs have tiny leaves that are highly aromatic due to their classic scent. Plus, the plant produces either purple or pink flowers in the early summer season. Often, the leaves are what is used, but the thyme flowers can be incorporated into recipes, too.

Currently, there are many more people that grow thyme. So, it is quite common to find people growing their own herb gardens right at home. Plus, thyme is a pretty hardy plant that you can grow right at home. This herb prefers to have conditions that are hot and dry to those that are cool and damp. Also, make sure the plant gets a place in full sun. Since thyme grows more grows slowly from the seed, I’d suggest buying a plant that is already started. If you do start your plant from a seed, then you should make sure to give your thyme a month or so to establish itself before cutting. Once your plant is established you can snip a few stems and benefit from any of the thyme uses that you’d like.

Thyme Uses: Industrial Uses

Obviously, this wonderful herb didn’t get to be so popular without having some wonderful benefits. So, it is no surprise that herbal thyme has all kinds of benefits for your whole body. You can use this herb to create wonderful bath and body recipes that reduce skin issues and promote a healthy, rejuvenated body. Also, you can use this herb in natural remedies to promote health. Further, you can even use thyme to add some flavor to your dishes. There really are many thyme uses for your products and everyday life!

Thyme Uses: Bath and Body ProductsThyme Uses: Bath and Body Products

Plus, you can use this wonderful cosmetic herb to create all kinds of wonderful bath and body products. This herb has beneficial properties that can be used to improve the health of your skin and hair. Plus, the antibacterial benefits of this herb are great for staying healthy and protecting yourself from various skin conditions. So, take a look at some of the benefits your products can gain from incorporating the thyme herb or infusing thyme into your handcrafted cosmetic recipes.

First, this lovely herb has been known to have antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that are perfect for reducing certain skin conditions. One condition that can benefit from thyme is acne, as the herb will fight the bacteria responsible for these break outs. Plus, the anti-inflammatory properties can help reduce acne, too. Additionally, this cosmetic herb has antifungal properties that are useful against Athlete’s Foot. So, this cosmetic herb would be perfect for creating creams and lotions to use on these conditions. Plus, people have found that this herb can be used to reduce soreness and muscle cramps. So, this would be perfect for creating different bath and body recipes that you can use to soak in the tub.

Also, you can use this herb to promote healthy hair growth. Using this herb in herbal shampoo and conditioner recipes will provide all sorts of wonderful benefits. First, thyme has been known to help increase circulation to the scalp and lead to better hair growth. Also, many people have found that this oil can be beneficial for reducing hair loss and thinning. Further, these herbal recipes would help remove dirt and bacteria from the scalp and prevent dandruff.

Thyme Uses: Natures Garden Sachet RecipeThyme Uses: Natures Garden Sachet Recipe

One recipe that we included this herb in is the Envelope Sachet Recipe. The aromatic herbs are perfect to create a refreshing blend that enhances the aroma of the Butterfly Meadows Fragrance Oil. The wonderful aroma of bright floral notes and refreshing herbal scents that are perfectly enhanced by the aromas of fresh thyme, rose petals, and chamomile flowers.

Also, many people find that the scent of thyme is perfect for a mood boost. If you are looking for some positive aromatherapy, then you may want to try creating a natural potpourri, incorporating the herb into your wax melt recipes, or create your own herbal sachet recipes. These are perfect for promoting a positive mood and having your negativity melt away. Since thyme has been linked to promoting a positive mood, it would be a perfect herb to add to your scented sachet recipe!

Thyme Uses: Medicinal UsesThyme Uses: Medicinal Uses

Thyme has been loved as a medicinal herb for generations. In fact, this herb was a favorite of emperors during the Roman era because it was thought to protect the body from poison. Also, Victorian era nurses would use thyme infused water to bathe bandages and protect wounds. Thyme was even used during the times of the Black Death to help try to prevent the spread of disease. In fact, the boutonnieres worn during this time included thyme, which is actually known to be a powerful antiseptic.

Also, thyme can be used to reduce bad breath. In fact, the herb is known to kill much of the bad bacteria in your mouth, which can increase oral health. Many people have found this herb especially useful for cavities and gingivitis. Plus, is a great, natural cough remedy that you can use to alleviate many symptoms, like a sore throat or coughing. Further, the vitamins contained in this herb are known to be helpful for promoting your immune system, which can help shorten your cold.  Plus, there have been studies that show that this herb can be used to detoxify the body and help with weight loss. Additionally, some have found that this herb can be great for reducing stress, boosting your mood, and melting away your worries. So, creating a thyme tea would be perfect for the health of your mouth and helping to get over an illness!

Thyme Uses: Foods and Beverages Thyme Uses: Foods and Beverages

Today, thyme is a common herb that many cooks choose to use to enhance the flavor of a dish. Some people describe the taste of thyme as being sweeter than sage and slightly spicier than oregano. Typically, people are referring to the leaves when they are talking about this herb. However, the blossoms are edible, too. Many people say that these flowers add a lemon-ish taste to the food. Also, some people will use these flowers to create their own flavored butter. If you don’t want to eat these flowers, then you can harvest the stems. Simply harvest them before they get the chance to bloom. Even if you are not ready to use what you harvest, you can store these herbs in an airtight container for some time.

Not only does this herb taste good, but it has some great properties for your body, too. First, thyme has been known to lower your blood pressure, lower your heart rate, and improve your circulation. Also, the antioxidant levels are perfect for promoting the health of your cells. Another benefit is that the herb has vitamins that promote good eye health. So, there are plenty of reasons to add some thyme to your typical diet.

Using thyme in the kitchen is a great way to spice up your meals and provide your body with benefits. If you are looking for meal ideas, then check out Cooking Lights’ article called Cooking with Thyme. This web page has all kinds of scrumptious recipes that would be great for dinner and perfectly include thyme. So, you can eat delicious food that is great for your body.

Thyme Uses: Other UsesThyme Uses: Other Uses

Another one of thyme’s many uses is repelling pests either inside or outside your home. If you have a pest problem with mice, rats, insects, or mosquitoes, then you may want to give this herb a try. You can use thyme in a recipe for homemade mosquito repellent and spray these pests away. Also, you can rub some thyme between your hands to release the essential oils and spread this goodness all over to repel mosquitoes. Additionally, you can spread the herb around your home or garden area to ward off some of the other pests. Just be aware that simply planting thyme won’t do the trick. You need to expose the natural oils found in thyme in order for it to have any effect.

Also, some gardeners have found that the blooms of the thyme plant attract bees. So, if you want more pollinators in your garden these flowers may be a good way to go. Just make sure to let a few of your sprigs go uncut so they can grow enough to produce these bee friendly flowers!

Another useful idea for thyme is to create your own homemade cleaning products to clean your surfaces. Since this herb contains antibacterial properties it would make a perfect addition to a natural home cleaner.

Thyme Uses: Herbal Folklore

Did you know that herbs were such an integral part of life that there are even stories of folklore around some of them? Thyme was often thought of as a favorite of fairies. So, a new patch of wild thyme would’ve been where the fairies had danced. Also, there was some myth in German and Danish folklore that certain thyme oil could be used to allow us to see the fairies. However, this thyme oil would’ve had to have been gathered on the side of a hill where fairies were previously.

Also, English and French people thought that creating a bed of thyme in their garden would attract fairies to stay in their gardens. Plus, the fairy Puck in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream talks about the thyme on the bank of the river, which shows how important it was thought to be for fairies. If you would like to learn more about fairy lore, then you can check out Where the Wild Thyme Grows: Fairies by Mother Earth Living.

Thyme Uses: Talk to Us Thyme Uses: Talk to Us

Hopefully, there was something you found interesting about thyme in this natural beauty blog! We at Natures Garden would love to answer your questions. So, any of your questions or concerns about using this herb in your recipes can be directed to us. You can find us in a few different ways, including stopping by the store, calling, or finding us online. You can reach us online on our Facebook page or use @ngscents to find us on either Instagram or Twitter. This is the perfect place to ask questions and chat with other like-minded people. You don’t want to miss out!

Thyme Uses: Reminder About Natures Garden Herbs

Note: Natures Garden sells our thyme herb for external use only. We do not sell it as a food item. The information that we provide only is for educational purposes. We do not intend to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease with this information. The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated this information. Make sure that you keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets. Also, pregnant and/or lactating women should take special care when handling herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our herbs. The customer has all the responsibility of testing.

Oct
25

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe


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Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap RecipeCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Our cranberry melt and pour soap recipe is a beautiful dessert soap recipe that you can make right at home! Not only is this scrumptious bath and body delicious looking, but it uses simple cosmetic ingredients from Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies. So, making a great soap that looks like food is simple and fun! If you want to try out this delicious soap, then check out the soap recipe in this cosmetic blog.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Clean and Sanitize

Before you begin creating this cosmetic recipe, you will want to make a few preparations. First, fill up a spray bottle. Also, gather all of your supplies and ingredients for this recipe. Plus, you will want to clear a space to work on your dessert soap.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe:

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Yellow  FUN Soap Colorant
Whipped Soap Base
Vegetable Glycerin
8 oz.  Clear Bullet Bottle
24/410 White Fine Mist Sprayer

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Other Needed Supplies and Equipment

Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Rubbing Alcohol
Hand Mixer
Knife
Cutting Board
Microwave
Scale
Toothpicks
White Granulated Sugar
Pie/Cake Slice Mold (https://flexiblemolds.com/)
Cranberries Mold (https://flexiblemolds.com/)

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Making the Graham Cracker CrustCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Making the Graham Cracker Crust

First, we are going to create the bottom layer of this scrumptious bath and body recipe. So, we will need to prepare the cocoa butter mp soap mixture to be poured into our pie mold. After, we will have created a scrumptious crust for our cheesecake soap!

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Total Amounts for Bottom Crust Layer

20 grams of the Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
1 gram of the Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil
3 drops of the Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
1 drop of the Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Prepare the Melt and Pour SoapCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Prepare the Melt and Pour Soap

Before you begin mixing all of your wholesale cosmetic ingredients you need to melt your soap. So, weigh out twenty grams of your soap base into a medium mixing bowl. Now, you will need to use your microwave to heat and melt your soap. You will want to use thirty second intervals until your soap has completely melted. Once your soap is in liquid form, you are ready to move on to the next step.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Adding the Cosmetic Ingredients

Now that your melt and pour soap base is melted, you are ready to add your cosmetic ingredients. First, you will need to add one gram of the Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil to this homemade soap recipe. Also, you will need to add three drops of yellow and one drop of brown of the FUN soap colorant to your mixture.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Pouring The Soap Mixture

Next, you are ready to pour your soap mixture into the soap mold. After you pour your soap into the mold, you need to will need to spray the top of the soap with your rubbing alcohol. This spray will release air bubbles and make the layers look more smooth.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Creating the Cranberry Filling LayerCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Creating the Cranberry Filling Layer

Next, you are going to make the second layer of this scrumptious dessert soap. This next layer will be made to look like a layer of yummy cranberry spread.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Total Amounts for First Red Layer

20 grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
2 drops of the Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
1 gram of the Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil
2 drops of the Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Melting the Soap

First, you are going to want to measure our the diamond clear melt and pour soap. Again, you will want to use a microwave in thirty second intervals to melt the soap. You may want to stir the soap periodically as your soap base melts.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Adding the Color and ScentCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Adding the Color and Scent

Now that your soap base has melted, you can add your other cosmetic ingredients to the mixture. First, you will need to add a gram of the fragrance oil to this recipe. Then, two drops of the red soap colorant along with two drops of the black soap colorant.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe:

After you fully incorporate these ingredients, you are ready to pour your melted soap. First, make sure that the crust layer is fully cooled. Then, you will need to spray the top of your first layer to ensure that this layer sticks to the next layer. So, you can pour your cranberry mixture into the mold. Next, you will need to immediately spray this layer with rubbing alcohol to release air bubbles.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Making the Cheesecake LayerCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Making the Cheesecake Layer

Now, you will make the middle, cheesecake filling layer of your homemade soap. Since real cheesecake is similar in color to the soap base, you only need to add a small amount of soap colorant. Plus, you are going to add more of the tasty fragrance oil.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Total Amounts for the Middle Layer

125 grams of the Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap
6 grams of the Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil
A Tiny Amount of the Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Prepare the Soap Base

So, you will need to weigh out 125 grams of the melt and pour soap. Now, you will need to melt your soap in the microwave. Make sure that you use thirty second intervals to make sure that you don’t boil your soap.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Adding the Cosmetic IngredientsCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Adding the Cosmetic Ingredients

Now that your soap is completely melted you are ready to add the scent and soap colorant. For this layer, you will only need to add a very tiny amount of the neon yellow soap colorant. You can add this small amount by dipping a toothpick in the colorant and swirling it in your soap. After, you will add six grams of the scented oil to your mixture. You will stir these ingredients together thoroughly.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Pouring the Middle Layer

Before you add your cheesecake layer to the mold, you will need to spray the previous layer with rubbing alcohol. This spray will help your previous layer to stick to your middle layer. After, you will want to lightly spray the top of this layer with rubbing alcohol to prevent bubbles on the surface.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Creating Another Cranberry LayerCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Creating Another Cranberry Layer

Now you are going to pour the last layer in this scrumptious dessert bath and body recipe. This is the second cranberry soap layer for your pie soap recipe.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Total Amounts for the Second Red Layer

20 grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
2 drops of the Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
1 gram of the Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil
2 drops of the Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Melt Your MP Soap

Again, you will need to melt your soap base for this layer of the soap. So, you can take the twenty grams of diamond clear soap and melt it in the microwave. You will want to be sure to use thirty second intervals to prevent boiling.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Mixing Cosmetic IngredientsCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Mixing Cosmetic Ingredients

Just like the previous red layer, you are going to need to use two drops of the red and of the black soap colorants. Also, you will need to include a gram of the fragrance. Mix these ingredients together thoroughly.

 

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Pouring the Soap Layer

Before you pour this layer, you will need to lightly spray the previous layer with rubbing alcohol. Also, you will need to spray more alcohol on top after the layer has been poured.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Making the CranberriesCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Making the Cranberries

While you are waiting for this last layer to set up, you can begin creating the soap cranberries. These berries will be perfect for the topping your layered cheesecake recipe.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Total Amounts for Berries

60 grams of the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
3 grams of the Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil
1 teaspoon of the White Granulated Sugar
5 drops of the Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
2 drops of the Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
5 drops of the Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Preparing the Cranberry Soap

First, you will need to melt the clear mp soap using thirty second intervals in the microwave. After the soap has melted you can add the fragrance oil. Also, you will need to add the three soap colorants to create the perfect shade of red for these berries. Then, you are ready to fill cranberries soap mold. Once the soap has completely set up, you are ready to remove these soaps from the mold.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Dusting the Cranberries with SugarCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Dusting the Cranberries with Sugar

Next, you are going to want to coat your soap cranberries with sweet sugar. So, add a teaspoon of white sugar to a small bowl. Before adding your berries to the sugar, you will need to spray each round soap with rubbing alcohol. Then, roll the cranberry in the bow of sugar and set aside for later.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Making the Fluffed ToppingCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Making the Fluffed Topping

Once the top layer has completely set up, you are ready to create the topping for this soap recipe. This fluffy whipped topping will be used to decorate the cheesecake as well as hold the scrumptious looking cranberries in place.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Total Amounts for the Whipped Soap Base

60 grams of the Whipped Soap Base
60 grams of the Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour Soap Base
6 grams of the Vegetable Glycerin
6 grams of the Cranberry Relish Fragrance Oil

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Preparing the Whipped SoapCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Preparing the Whipped Soap

Now, you are going to weigh out the whipped soap base. Immediately, you will add the fragrance, and vegetable glycerin. Once all these ingredients are added to a medium mixing bowl, you are going to use a hand mixer. You will need to blend these soap making ingredients until the consistency is similar to frosting.

In a separate bowl, you will need to weigh out the mp soap base and melt the ingredients using thirty second intervals. Once your mp soap is melted you will combine it with the whipped soap base mixture. Again, you will want to whip the mixture using the hand mixer. Quickly, you will want to top your cheesecake soap before the mixture sets up.

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Topping the Cheesecake SoapCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Topping the Cheesecake Soap

Lastly, you will top this slice of cake soap with your cranberries. You will want to move quickly to get all the berries on before the frosting sets up. Also, you may want to push lightly to ensure that the whipped topping has a good hold. After the topping sets up completely, you can remove your soap from the mold and it is ready to use!

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Try Out Our Inspiration

We were inspired to create this delicious soap recipe from an amazing cranberry cheesecake recipe. This amazing dessert perfectly entangles the sweet flavor of creamy cheesecake with the tang of juicy cranberries. Not only does this dessert taste delicious, but it looks amazing as well! So, this was a fantastic recipe to recreate with soap supplies. If you are interested, then you can try out the Cranberry Cheesecake recipe from Will Cook For Smiles to experience all the deliciousness for yourself!

Cranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Ask Us Your QuestionsCranberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you enjoyed creating this fantastic melt and pour soap recipe. If you have any more questions about this cosmetic recipe, then feel free to reach out to us! You can talk to us at the store, on the phone, or online. An easy way to reach out to us online is through our social media. Of course, you can find us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Additionally, you can use @ngscents to find us on both Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use our social media to reach out and ask questions, but you can share your own opinions and ideas too.

Jun
22

What is a Carrier Oil?


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What is a Carrier Oil?What is a Carrier Oil?

What is a Carrier Oil? These are all the natural cosmetic oils that you can use in your homemade recipes. They are perfect for creating homemade soap, crafting a skin-loving lotion recipe, and making many of the other kinds of cosmetic recipes. So, knowing about these oils is important for creating the types of bath and body products that you need!

What is a Carrier Oil?: Making Soap Supplies

If you are looking for a good recipe for making soap, then it is going to have some carrier oils in it. Anyone making soap from scratch knows that the carrier oils you choose can influence the quality of your bars. So, these ingredients are essential for cold process soap recipes. You can see specifics on how each oil affects the soap on our Soaping Oil Properties. Even melt and pour soap recipes can benefit by adding some carrier oils to the soap base, which is often done to make the bar more conditioning to the skin.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Lotion Making

Also, our bulk carrier oils can be used to create an amazing homemade lotion recipe. These are the oils that we include to nourish and moisturize your skin. In fact, the oils are what do the majority of the skin care in lotions. While you can use butters along with your oils, they can lead to a thicker cream or even a body butter. So, lighter lotions need key carrier oils to perform effectively!

What is a Carrier Oil?: Using Essential Oils

Although essential oils are natural, they aren’t safe to put directly on your skin. Plus, adding a carrier oil will help hold on to the aroma longer than on its own. So, it is actually beneficial for your scent to mix an essential oil with a carrier oil before applying. One of the best carrier oils for essential oils would have to be Sweet Almond Oil or Argan Oil.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Kinds of Carrier OilsWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Kinds of Carrier Oils

There are many different kinds of carrier oils that you can mix together for your recipes. Depending on your skin type or level of dryness, you may want to have lighter or heavier oils. Also, some oils are better for face lotions or for foot care. So, the blend of carrier oils that you want varies based on your product and its purpose.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Apricot Kernel OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Apricot Kernel Oil

First, we have Apricot Kernel Oil, an oil that is light and excellent for skin care. While this oil is light enough to not block pores, it is conditioning enough to be a luxurious oil for cp soap. It’s great for making lotions that don’t leave a greasy feeling and skin into the skin. Also, its perfect in soap because the oil will sink into the skin quickly to fully moisturize the skin. We’ve used this wonderful oil in many bath and body recipes, including the Chamomile Light Lotion Recipe and the Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Argan OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Argan Oil

Next, we have an oil that is amazing for skin care. Argan Oil is easily absorbed into the skin and won’t leave a greasy feeling on your skin. Plus, this cosmetic oil allows your skin to breathe and doesn’t block pores. In fact, this ingredient is used in many acne-fighting recipes. We included this oil in a few cosmetic recipes, like the Argan Soap Recipe and the Sour Watermelon Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe. In our cp soap recipe, this oil increased the lather and nourished the skin beautifully.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Avocado OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Avocado Oil

Also, adding Avocado Oil to your homemade recipes is a perfect way to increase the moisturizing ability of your product. This cosmetic ingredient is a heavy oil that is perfect for providing dry, damaged skin with the nourishment it deserves. Plus, the high level of unsaponifiable fatty acids and high vitamin content make this skin-sensitive oil great for adding some extra conditioning power to your soap bars, which you can see in the Gentle Avocado Cold Process Soap Recipe.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Castor OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Castor Oil

Another great oil for your homemade cosmetic recipes is Castor Oil. Not only is this oil thick and perfect for nourishing dry, damaged skin, but this oil is a humectant. This means that oil will pull moisture to it, which will further moisturize your skin as it absorbs. Perfect for creating lotions for feet, like the Natural Salve Recipe , which are often one of the most damaged areas of skin. While this oil would provide some conditioning properties and a rich, creamy lather, it can make your soap sticky. So, avoid adding too much of this oil in your cp soap formulations. By limiting the amount of Castor Oil, we were able use the beneficial properties without as many drawbacks, like with our St Pattys Day Cold Process Soap Recipe as well as many other soaps.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Coconut OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil is a great oil for skin that sinks in well and is perfect for scrub recipes like the Foaming Hibiscus Scrub Recipe. Also, this sensitive oil is perfect to add to lip balm supplies for making recipes like the Kahlua and Cream Lip Balm Recipe. For soapmaking, this oil provides a hard bar with a bubbly lather that is cleansing. Many find that adding more than 20% of this oil is drying for the skin, so some people may include more conditioning oils to the recipe or even super fat the formula to include more oils.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Grapeseed OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Grapeseed Oil

Another fantastic oil for bath and body recipes is Grapeseed Oil. This oil is perfect for cosmetic supplies because it is a lightweight moisturizer that is effective without being too greasy for the skin. So, this oil is perfect for creating lotions sensitive enough for the face, like our Natural Facial Night Cream Recipe. Also, this oil is perfect for soap-making, like our Raspberry CP Soap Recipe. This oil is moisturizing, and even anti-acne, for soap but it doesn’t leave a greasy, heavy oil feeling on the skin.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Jojoba OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Jojoba Oil

While Jojoba Oil is technically a liquid wax, it is still fantastic for skin care products. This cosmetic ingredient is perfect for everything from lotions like our Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe to lip care products like our Green Apple Lip Balm Recipe. In your soap recipes, this cosmetic ingredient is just as conditioning as luxury oils. But, this oil has a longer shelf life.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Lanolin OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Lanolin Oil

Lanolin Oil is a great cosmetic oil that is wonderful for moisturizing and protecting damaged hair and dry skin. This oil contains very few saponifiables, so it maintains its conditioning properties and provides the bar with a silky feeling. So, we used this wonderful oil in our Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe. Also, you can use lanoin in a solid form, which still absorbs well and is great for protecting damaged skin. This thicker oil has all of the same beneficial properties and can even be used in soaps, like our Beard Soap Recipe.

Raspberry CP Soap Recipe What is a Carrier Oil?: Macadamia Nut Oil

Next, we have Macadamia Nut Oil, which is an oil that is light and perfectly absorbs into the skin. This non-greasy oil is perfect for creating lotions, like our Almond Body Cream Recipe. Also, this oil is perfect for adding conditioning properties to your soap and is even great for mature skin types. So, we included this oil in our Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Meadowfoam Seed OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Meadowfoam Seed Oil

Another great oil that skins into the skin beautifully is Meadowfoam Seed Oil. Not only does this oil work to repair damaged skin, but it has a long shelf life due to its high level of antioxidants. So, it worked wonderfully in our Honey Vanilla Lip Balm Recipe. Also, this cosmetic oil can be used to superfat soap, reduce rancidity, and increase the fragrance’s lifespan. So, this oil was a great addition to our Raspberry CP Soap Recipe.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Olive Oil

Olive Oil is often a top choice for soapers, because it is very conditioning, helps harden the bar, and creates a mild bar of soap. While some soapmakers may use only olive oil in Castille soap or mostly olive oil in Marseille soap, it makes the bar a bit slimy and barely has a lather. So, many soapers will combine this oil with others to create a great soap recipe, like in our Creamy Cocoa Craziness Cold Process Soap Recipe.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Palm OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Palm Oil

Next, we have another great oil for creating soaps, which is Palm Oil. This soap making ingredient creates a hard, white bar that has a rich, creamy lather. We have used this wonderfully cleansing oil in many recipes, like our Calendula Swirl Soap Recipe and our Beer Cold Process Soap Recipe. 

You may find that your cosmetic oil has solidified, this is because the melt point is slightly above room temperature. Luckily, this is easy to fix. All you have to do is set your bottle in a bowl of warm water until the oil melts again.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Pumpkin Seed OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Pumpkin Seed Oil

Pumpkin Seed Oil is rich in vitamins and minerals, which provide great properties for the skin. This oil sinks into the skin without leaving oily residue to repair damaged skin. So, it was a perfect addition to our Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Rice Bran OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Rice Bran Oil

Rice Bran Oil has benefits similar to Olive Oil, so it is conditioning and great for soaps! So, we included this lovely soaping oil in our Wine Cold Process Soap Recipe as well as other great cp soap recipes. Plus, this rich, conditioning bar is perfect for both mature and sensitive skin types.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Safflower OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Safflower Oil

Also, we have a nourishing and skin-loving oil that is perfect for homemade products. Safflower Oil is moisturizing and nourishing for the skin, so we included it in many soap recipes and our own Hair Conditioner For Redheads Recipe.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Sesame Seed OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Sesame Seed Oil

Another great cosmetic oil is Sesame Seed Oil, which is a light cosmetic ingredient full of nutrients for the skin. We include this lovely oil in recipes like our Giraffe Bubble Bars Recipe or our Beard Balm Recipe. Also, this oil can be used in cp soap to help slow trace, nourish the skin, and provide a silky lather.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Sunflower OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Sunflower Oil

Also, Sunflower Oil works well with palm oil and olive oils to provide a rich creamy lather. Plus, this oil is very moisturizing and will provide a silky feel to the soaps. So, this is perfect for adding to our soap recipes and bath products, like our Natural Beet Root Lip Gloss Recipe.

What is a Carrier Oil?: Sweet Almond OilWhat is a Carrier Oil?: Sweet Almond Oil

Lastly, we have a light oil that will perfectly absorb into the skin Sweet Almond Oil. So, it was a great choice for bath and body recipes like Tranquility Bath Melts Recipe or Fruity Rings Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe. Plus, this oil is perfect for adding some conditioning properties to your soaps.

 

What is a Carrier Oil? : Reach Out to UsWhat is a Carrier Oil? : Reach Out to Us

We hope that you were able to find some carrier oils that you enjoy for your bath and body products. Not only are there many to choose from, but there are many combinations that you can try for your recipes. Just start with your favorites and build from there! If you have anymore questions about these oils and how they will work in your recipes, then reach out to us. An easy way to get in contact with us is to reach out on social media. We are on Facebook, Instagram (@ngscents), and Twitter (@ngscents).

May
24

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?


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How Do You Make Homemade Soap? How Do You Make Homemade Soap?

Are you a new soap maker? If so, then this is going to be a great blog for you! Today we are answering the following question; How Do You Make Homemade Soap? Since there are a few different ways to make soap, we are going to talk about the two basic methods for soap making. First, we will talk about Melt and Pour Soap, which will include things like adding colorant, choosing scents, and finding the right mold. Then, we will talk about how to make Cold Process Soap, which includes formulating the recipe, choosing a mold, scenting, and adding colorant. While these two methods are similar in a few ways, there are many differences between the two and ether one can be a better option depending on the situation. So, let’s get started in learning all about soap!

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: What are the Different Types of Soap?How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: What are the Different Types of Soap?

Before we introduce you to soap making, we need to talk about the difference between Melt and Pour Soap and Cold Process Soap. Both can be made at home, but they each require different steps. Melt and Pour soap is the simplest option of the two, as soap batch has already been created. Plus, the lye has already cured and you can use the soap immediately. All you have to do is melt your soap base and create the appearance you want for your batch. The other option is Cold Process Soap, which allows you to formulate your bars to be perfect for your needs. While this method has a bit more time invested, there is a lot more that you can do creatively with CP Soap.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Melt and Pour Soap Making

If you are just ready to get to making cute soaps, then you may want to start with melt and pour soap. While you can’t change the properties of the soap base too much, this method of soap making gives you the freedom to make some pretty amazing soaps.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Different Kinds of Soap BaseHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Different Kinds of Soap Base

While you can’t choose every ingredient, you can choose between several quality soap bases that will be sure to clean and moisturize your skin. We have soap bases that contain real honey, skin loving goats milk melt and pour soap base, and so many more. Regardless of what you are looking for in a bar of soap, you will find that all of our soap bases have quality ingredients that are hard to beat. You can look though all of the melt and pour soap bases available at Natures Garden.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Coloring MP SoapHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Coloring MP Soap

There are a few different routes you can take with coloring your melt and pour soap. If you are trying to create a more natural bar of soap, then you may want to use herbs to color your soap. This is a good idea for face soaps, as well. So, you soap will have a more natural hue and will have the added beneficial properties of the herb. You can find suggested herbs for colorants on our Soap Coloring Class. Another great option for coloring are Da Bomb of FUN Soap Colorants, which will provide bright colors that are perfect for creating vibrant hues.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Scenting MP Soap

There are a few ways to scent your homemade soaps. Some people are curious about how to scent soap naturally. Of course, we could use essential oils, which are all derived from natural sources. You can find your favorite natural scent on the Essential Oils page of our website. Since there is more variety, other people have turned to fragrance oils. We at Natures Garden have hundreds of diverse fragrance oils, which you can find alphabetically by clicking here. For each scent you will find whether it can be used for soap and what amount you can use. So, there is no need to worry whether the scent you are getting won’t work for melt and pour soap.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: MP Soap MoldHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: MP Soap Mold

Finally, you are going to want to choose the soap mold for your recipe. This will depend on how big you want you soap to be. If you are going to be creating an embed or want to make small soaps for guests, then you may want to look at our Guest Soap Molds. For larger bars, you can look through the Mold Market Soap Molds or the Silicone Soap Molds. These sections have larger shapes and even a loaf mold, which is perfect for creating a big loaf from which you can cut bars of soap.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Recipes for Making MP SoapHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Recipes for Making MP Soap

If you are looking to get inspired, then you may want to check out our Melt & Pour Soap Recipes. There are many different types of soaps that we have created and there are step by step instructions available for each one. We have soap that looks like cupcakes, candy, flowers, and so many more gorgeous designs! One fun recipe that we have is the Rainbow MP Soap Recipe and is scented with the heavenly scent of Angel Wings Fragrance Oil. With all of these fun recipes available, you are sure to find a recipe that you love!

How Do You Make Homemade Soap? : Cold Process Soap Making

Once you learn the basics, making soap from scratch is such a fun process! You can create a bar that has all the best properties to make a batch that is tailored to be just right for you. All you need to do is choose your favorite ingredients and their amounts to formulate a recipe. Then, you can get creative with scented oils, soap molds, and soap colorants!

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Soap Making SafetyHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Soap Making Safety

One of the most important parts of making soap from scratch is safety, as cp soap uses lye. So, you will want to tie your hair back, wear safety goggles, clothing that covers arms and legs, closed shoes, and a face mask. You can read more about soap making safety and find the soaping safety supplies we offer by clicking here. Also, you will want to have a well ventilated area to create your lye solution. Another very important thing to remember is that you should only pour lye into water and make sure to go slowly while stirring. Don’t let these precautions scare you though. You will be perfectly fine as long as you are wearing your safety gear and are being cautious!

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: How to Create a Soap RecipeHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: How to Create a Soap Recipe

There are all kinds of properties that you may want to have in your batch of soap. Many people want to know how to make moisturizing soap, how to make sensitive skin soap, or any other properties. The best way to do it is formulate your very own soap recipe and the simplest way to create your very own uniquely perfect soap recipe is the Soap Calculator. All you have to do is enter the oils and butters that you will be using in the recipe and it will tell you all the characteristics of the bar before you even make it. From this point you can tweak the amounts or switch out an ingredient to create a batch that is just right.


How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Adding Scent to CP Soap

While many of the same scents can be used in both CP and MP soaps, there are more factors to consider for cold process soap. Again, you can either use a fragrance oil or an essential oil. But, the fragrance oil’s have the potential to change the consistency and emulsification of your batch. So, you have to be wary of ricing, where the batch clumps and looks like rice pudding. Also, a scent could cause acceleration. This is when the trace happens sooner, which is when the soap emulsifies. The batch will get thick enough to leave a trace of soap on top of the batch after scooping some out and drizzling it back in. Lastly, you could have separation of the fragrance or discoloration of your finished soap.

Some fragrance oils won’t cause any issues and others may cause a few of these issues, its all about the chemical make up. For instance, vanilla scents will often discolor to a dark color due to the vanillin and may need a Vanilla White Stabilizer. If you are curious about a specific fragrance oil, then head over to the Natures Garden YouTube channel. We have tested every scent in one of our soap recipes to show exactly how the scent performs in soap! While we do have a brief explanation of the scent performance on each Fragrance’s page, this allows you to actually see whats happening to the soap.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Coloring CP SoapHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Coloring CP Soap

Again, you can use either herbs or soap pigments to color you soaps. There a few pigmented herbs that can be used to naturally color your soap. In our coloring class, we have options you can use for creating yellow, green, brown, red, and purple hues. But, we have found that Da Bomb and FUN soap colorants are more stable and vivid in cold process soap. While these colorants are created in a laboratory now, they  are able to create versions that are more pure and better than what was previously mined. One example of CP soap that takes the best of both options is the Total Hot Man CP Soap Recipe, which includes Activated Charcoal and Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Choosing a CP Soap MoldHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Choosing a CP Soap Mold

Once your batch of cold process soap has reached trace and is ready to pour, it will be hot. So, you are going to need to make sure that your mold can handle it. Otherwise, your soap mold could end up melting and making a big mess. This means that it would be unlikely that you will be able to make small cold process guest soaps. However, most Mold Market Soap Molds will hold up just fine! Also, all of the SIlicone Soap Molds are sturdy enough to handle the soap. If you are looking to create a loaf of soap, then you may want to try the Silicone Soap Mold- 4 Loaf Molds. Alternatively, you can use a mold like the Silicone Soap Mold- 6 Cavity Flower to create individual bars in fun designs.

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Recipes for Cold Process Soap MakingHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Recipes for Cold Process Soap Making

If you aren’t ready to create your very own formulations yet, then feel free to try out one of Natures Garden’s very own recipes! We have all kinds of different types of Cold Process Soap Recipes that you can choose between. Furthermore, you could enter a batch of soap we have created into the soap calculator and change a few ingredients. This would be a great to practice formulating recipes. Also, you may want to try out our Beginners Cold Process Soap Recipe if this is your first time with CP soap. Whether you make your own recipe or start with ours, you are sure to find what you need to create soap that you will love. 

 

How Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Talk to UsHow Do You Make Homemade Soap?: Talk to Us

We hope that this blog has been helpful in getting all of you beginning soap makers started. If you have any more questions about anything regarding soap making, then definitely reach out to us! You can find us at the Natures Garden store or online on any of our social media pages. We can answer any questions on our Facebook page. Also, you can reach out to us on Twitter and Instagram with @ngscents. Plus, we would love to see what fun soap creations you have been able to make. Can’t wait to hear from you!

Jun
28

Soap Making Molds


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Are you new to soapmaking or just looking for something new to do with your craft? Sometimes a new type of soap mold is just the creative touch you need to get going. We at Natures Garden have many different kinds of Soap Making Molds that you can use to make unique handmade soaps! Regardless of what method you use for soaping we have just the mold for you.

Soap Making Molds Silicone Soap Mold - 4 Loaf MoldsSoap Making Molds Silicone Soap Mold – 4 Loaf Molds

First, we have a perfect mold for all kinds of soapmaking methods. These soap molds are sturdy enough for cold process soaps and still perfect for melt and pour soap. If you like to make soap loaves, then this is the mold for you! You can create swirls, embed, and anything else you can imagine. Then, you just cut your slices and you have bars ready to use. It is so easy!

 

Soap Making Molds Silicone Soap Mold - 4 Loaf Molds Energize

 

We used this mold to create our very pretty Energize Cold Process Soap Recipe! This loaf mold was used to create this vibrant in the pot swirl soap and it is perfect!

 

Soap Making Molds Silicone Soap Mold - 4 Loaf Molds Sunflower

 

Also, our Sunflower and Sunshine Soap Recipe was created using this soap mold! We layered three different colors in the loaf and cut the bars to get this pretty design.

 

 

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Also, you can use this cupcake shaped mold to create some really adorable soap! This mold has two cavities where the cupcake bottom is 2 3/4″ in diameter (top of cupcake base) x 1 1/4″ deep. So, it is a pretty good sized cupcake soap. Plus, it is perfect for adding whipped topping to create a more realistic design!

 

 


Our Peeps Bunny Cupcake Soap Recipe Is a bright, fun soap that perfectly uses this cupcake mold! Plus, this recipe uses the Silicone Soap Mold- 12 Peeps Bunny Mold to create perfect peeps to top the cupcake!

Soap Making Molds 6 Cavity Star - Silicone Soap MoldSoap Making Molds 6 Cavity Star – Silicone Soap Mold

Also, you can use one of our fun shaped silicone molds for soaping.  This mold creates six 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 1 1/4″ star-shaped soaps. This mold would work perfectly for any kind of soap making method. Plus, they are freezer, refrigerator, oven, microwave, and dishwasher safe. So, you can cool your soap quicker and cleanup is easy!

 

 

Soap Making Molds 6 Cavity Star - Silicone Soap Mold Layered

 

Also, this soap mold is perfect for Fourth of July creations, which you can see with our Layered Melt and Pour Soap Recipe! These awesome starts are striped with the signature red, white and blue to create perfect soaps for the fourth.

Soap Making Molds Lips - Mold Market MoldsSoap Making Molds Lips – Mold Market Molds

While you may need to watch the temperature at which you pour your soap, this mold can be used for all methods of soap making. As long as you pour below 145 degrees Fahrenheit, your mold will hold up. These pretty lips have three cavities that are each  4″ X 2.4″ X 1.3″ deep so they will make some pretty good sized soap.

 

 

Soap Making Molds Lips - Mold Market Molds Kiss Soap

 

Further, you can use this soap mold to create the Metallic Kiss Soap Recipe. Not only are these soaps kissy lips, but they have shimmery mica, too! These are too cute to not have!

Soap Making Molds Basic Rectangle - Mold Market MoldsSoap Making Molds Basic Rectangle – Mold Market Molds

Next, we have a mold that is perfect for making smooth bars of soap. The mold has three cavities that are 3.4 ” X 2.3 ” X 1″ deep. Unlike bars form a loaf, this mold provides you with a more even bar. Plus, you don’t have to worry about cutting smooth or straight because they are already individual bars!

 

 

Soap Making Molds Basic Rectangle - Mold Market Molds Graffiti

 

One fun recipe for this mold is the Graffiti Melt and Pour Soap Recipe! This fun soap recipe uses drizzled soap to add various colors to a white bar of SHEA BUTTER Melt and Pour SOAP.

 

Soap Making Molds Basic Rectangle - Mold Market Molds Honeycomb

 

Also, the Honeycomb Soap Recipe is another awesome idea for this soap mold. We used some bubble wrap to create an appearance of a honeycomb to perfectly match this scent!

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Another great mold for making nice bars of soap. This mold has three cavities that are each 3.7″ X 2.5″ X 1″ deep. Also, make sure to watch the temperature that you are pouring. Once your soap sets up you will have perfectly rounded bars of soap that are ready to use!

 

 

 

Plus, you can use this mold to create our Tea Tree Soap Recipe! This recipe uses real tea tree essential oil that is perfect for defeating fungus and other skin issues!

Soap Making Mold 6 Cavity Flower - Silicone Soap MoldSoap Making Mold 6 Cavity Flower – Silicone Soap Mold

Further, you can try a mold that shapes your soap like flowers! This mold has six 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 1 1/4″ deep cavities. Plus, the mold is made of silicone, which makes removing your soap easier.

 

 

 

 

One soap recipe that demonstrates the cute, flower shape is our Peppered Poppy Seed Cold Process Soap Recipe. Further, all of our soap testing for every fragrance oil used this very same soap mold, which you can see on our YouTube Channel. It was easy to use and removing the soap was super simple!

 

Soap Making Molds Peace Sign- Mold Market MoldsSoap Making Molds Peace Sign – Molds Market Molds

Alternatively, you can use the Peace Sign soap mold for your creations. This mold has three cavities that are 3 x 3 x 1 1/8 inch deep. Also, this mold is made of a high-quality plastic that will hold up to all types of soap, as long as you pour below 145 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

 

Soap Making Molds Peace Sign - Molds Market Molds Recipe

 

Our World Peace Cold Process Soap Recipe uses this soap mold wonderfully and would be perfect for celebrating the International Day of Peace! Plus, they almost look like tie dye soap from our fun in the pot swirl!

Soap Making Molds Square Loaf - Mold Market MoldsSoap Making Molds Square Loaf – Mold Market Molds

Another mold you can try is our classic square loaf mold. Whether you are making cp soap, hp soap, or melt and pour soap, this mold is a nice choice as it is a high quality plastic soap. Also, it is 9 1/4 inches long, 2 3/4 deep, 3 1/4 at widest point.

 

 

 

 

One Melt and Pour Recipe that uses this mold perfectly is the Psychedelic Suds Soap Recipe! Each bar has this wild, colorful appearance and you get quite a few bars of soap out of a single loaf

 

Soap Making Molds Square Loaf - Mold Market Molds Lavender Soap

 

Also, the Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe works out perfect with this soap making mold. These bars are gorgeously swirled and topped with fluffy whipped soap and real lavender!

 

Soap Making Molds Square Loaf - Mold Market Molds Cinnanut Coffee Soap

 

Another super cute melt and pour soap recipe that uses this soap mold is the Cinnanut Coffee Soap Recipe. This soap has coffee layers with a creamy, foam topping and has a sprinkling of real cinnamon on top! Plus, this soap looks super cute!

 

Soap Making Molds Shamrock - Silicone Soap MoldSoap Making Molds Shamrock – Silicone Soap Mold

Also, you can you this shamrock-shaped silicone mold to create some creative soaps! This mold has six 2.5 x 2.75 x 1.5″ deep that are all shaped like clovers! Plus, the silicone is easy to work with for soap makers.

 

 

 

Soap Making Molds Shamrock - Silicone Soap Mold layered Soap

 

Our 4 Leaf Clover Layered Soap Recipe is great for this mold! Also, they are super cute for St. Patrick’s Day!

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If you are making soap with honey, you may want to consider using the honey bee mold. It would be a perfect match! This mold is a high quality plastic soap mold with three cavities. Each cavity is 3 1/2 inch diameter x 1 inch deep.

 

 

 

 

Our Loofah Honey Melt and Pour Soap Recipe is a great soap recipe for this mold. It uses our Honey Melt and Pour Soap, which contains real honey!

Soap Making Molds 4 Bundt Cake  Molds - Silicone Soap MoldSoap Making Molds 4 Bundt Cake  Molds – Silicone Soap Mold

Another unique mold that you can use is the silicone bundt cake! This mold can be used for any method of soap to create four 1/2 pound soap loafs. Plus, the silicone material makes it super easy to use and clean!

 

 

 

Soap Making Molds 4 Bundt Cake  Molds - Silicone Soap Mold Cake

 

The 7 Up Bundt Cake Soap Recipe is a perfect recipe for making these cake shaped soap! This recipe even uses a soap based glaze to make it really look like cake!

 

Soap Making Molds Dome Top Oval - Mold Market MoldsSoap Making Molds Dome Top Oval – Mold Market Molds

Furthermore, you can create some rounded soaps with this dome top oval mold. This soap mold will create three individual bars with its 4.2″ x 2.8″ x 1.4″ deep cavities. Plus, it is made from high-quality plastic, which can withstand cp and hp soap at temperatures lower than 145 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

 

 

Soap Making Molds Dome Top Oval - Mold Market Molds Beet

 

This Beet Root Facial Soap Recipe can be created with this mold. Each bar is a sensitive, natural, and smooth soap that will truly care for your soap!

 

Soap Making Molds Dome Top Oval - Mold Market Molds Easter

 

Also, our Easter Egg Soap Recipe is a cute soap idea for colorful, individual bars of rounded melt and pour soaps.

Soap Making Molds Silicone Soap Mold - Round CupcakesSoap Making Molds Silicone Soap Mold – Round Cupcakes

Additionally, you can use these silicone cupcake soap molds for your recipes. This soap mold comes in a set of twelve, easy release molds that are great for making cupcake soaps! Also, each individual silicone cupcake wrapper is  2 x 2 x 1.25″ deep.

 

 

Soap Making Molds Silicone Soap Mold - Round Cupcakes Lime Cupcake

 

Now, check out a cold process soap cupcake recipe. The Lime Cupcake CP Soap Recipe is made with an entirely cp soap base and melt and pour topping.

 

 

Soap Making Molds Basic Circle - Mold Market MoldsSoap Making Molds Basic Circle – Mold Market Molds

Also, this basic circle mold can be used to make some creative soaps! Whether you just want a soap that has a different shape or you have a super cool idea in mind, this circle is a perfect mold to get started on your craft.

 

 

 

Soap Making Molds Basic Circle - Mold Market Molds Loofah

 

The Mango Loofah Melt and Pour Soap Recipe is a fun soap that has part of a loofah embedded inside. Since the loofah was circular, this was a perfect match for creating soap!

 

 

Also, we used this soap mold to create the Lollipop Soap Recipe! We thought that this basic circle was the perfect shape for lollipops, so we added a soap swirl and it turned out perfect!

 

Soap Making Molds Small Rectangle Tray - Mold Market MoldsSoap Making Molds Small Rectangle Tray – Mold Market Molds

Also, you can use this mold to create fifteen sections of soap that you can easily cut into separate 2 oz square bars. This large square is  8″ X 8″ X .75″ deep total and is made of high-quality plastic. So, make sure to watch your temperatures when pouring the soap.

 

 

 

Soap Making Molds Small Rectangle Tray - Mold Market Molds Activated Charcoal

 

We created the Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe with this mold. This soap uses melt and pour soap and some fresh herbs to create a simple soap bar that is very cleansing!

 

 

Soap Making Molds Just For Melt and Pour Soap

While you can use any method of soap in the molds above, the next type of molds will only work for melt and pour soap. This is because the embed molds are made of a thinner plastic that can be melted easier than other molds. So, hot process soap and cold process soap both get too hot for these molds. However, you can use these cute melt and pour shapes to top or decorate your other soapmaking creations.

Soap Making Molds Love Hearts - Embed MoldSoap Making Molds Love Hearts – Embed Mold

There are many different ways to use melt and pour embed soaps. While you can simply use them as cute guest soaps, it can be fun to use them to top soap, too. Especially, when the soaps are cute little hearts! Whether you are making cp soap or easy melt and pour soap recipes, you can totally top your creation with these Love Heart Embed soaps!

 

 

 

The Hearts a Flutter Soap Recipe was a creative melt and pour loaf where we added a cute topping and a heart inside. Plus, the topping used adorable pink fluff and these cute embed heart soaps!

Soap Making Molds Peanut Butter Cup Molds - Embed MoldSoap Making Molds Peanut Butter Cup Molds – Embed Mold

This embed soap mold is perfect for both making mini peanut butter cups and cute little soap cupcakes! We have loved using this mold to create tiny cupcakes with whipped soap topping! They are so adorable! Plus, one of these molds contains 10 of these little cups so, you can make quite a few of these little cuties at once!

 

 

Soap Making Molds Peanut Butter Cup Molds - Embed Mold Chocolate Cupcake

One recipe that you can use this mold to create is the Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcake Soap Recipe! These super cute cupcakes use the delicious Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcake Fragrance Oil to create the perfect soap recipe. Plus, these soaps are topped with real cocoa powder to create a more real chocolate cupcake!

 

Soap Making Molds Peanut Butter Cup Molds - Embed Mold Orange Cupcake

 

The Orange Cream Cupcake Soap Recipe is another of the many different kinds of mini cupcakes that you can create with this mold. While you could use the larger cupcake mold to make these, the miniature cupcake soaps are so much cuter!

Soap Making Molds Smile Faces - Embed MoldSoap Making Molds Smile Faces – Embed Mold 

Also, you can use these super cute smiley embed soaps to decorate your soaps, too! These happy little embed soaps are a perfect way to brighten up your soapmaking! Plus, you could use this mold to create single use soaps. They would be a cute way to use bar soap without the worry of gathering germs between uses. So, there are a few different way that you can use this soap.

 

 

Our Herbal Soap Recipe perfectly uses these little smile face soaps to create a fun, natural bar of cold process soap topped with cute melt and pour.

 

 

Soap Making Molds More Fun Soap Molds

While we shared a variety of our best soap molds, there are still a ton of great molds that you can use for soapmaking! Check out the rest of our selection at the Natures Garden website on our Soap Molds page.

Jul
29

Magic Potion Fragrance Oil


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Magic Potion Fragrance Oil is a fruity scent by Natures Garden. This aroma is a fruit blend that creates a delicious and sweet concoction that is perfect for a variety of products. This fragrance oil is quite possibly one of the most unique grapefruit scents I have ever used. My niece and I made a gift basket for her best friend’s birthday. Of course we scented everything, her friend absolutely loved it. Personally, my favorite application for this one, the homemade bath fizzies.  We created layered bath bombs using Nature’s Garden ultramarine violet and neon orange FUN Soap Colorants. They were absolutely adorable! However, this citrus aroma also smells wonderful in the shea butter melt and pour soap base. We also added lotion from scratch and a body spray, using odor eliminator.

What Does Magic Potion Fragrance Oil Smell Like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a magical aromatic blend of Japanese grapefruit and mandarin, full bodied middle notes of Georgia peach, purple plums, Valencia grapes, and soft rose petals; sitting on a wonderful base note of Nubian musk.

How Do Our Customers Use Magic Potion Fragrance Oil in Room Scenting Recipes?

Homemade room scenting recipes can be created using this fruit blend fragrance oil. Both potpourri and incense products can be created using a concentration of 50% for the fragrance oil. Fragrance your homemade cleaning products with up to 5% of Magic Potion scent. Sachet bead and smelly jelly products that use this fragrance oil will maintain a nice, strong scent.

Furthermore, this sweet fragrance oil can be used to create uniquely scented candles that smell fruity and irresistible. These candles that are made of either vegetable waxes or paraffin wax are able to include up to 10% of this fragrance oil safely. Joy wax and wow wax will both amazing scented candles with this sweet grapefruit fragrance oil. Soy wax candles using this scent will maintain strong hot throw and an awesome cold throw. If you want to add colorant to your candles or wax tarts recipe, then we suggest using either five drops of purple liquid candle dye or a small amount of shredded purple color blocks in an amount you prefer per four pounds of wax. Just remember not to use any crayons for coloring your candles as they will clog your wick.

How Do Our Customers Use Magic Potion Fragrance Oil in Bath and Body Recipes?

Beautiful bath and body creations can be made by our customers using Magic Potion fragrance oil. Shower gels, bath oil recipes, and other bath products can include a maximum of 5% of this strong fragrance oil. Body products like homemade lotion, scented body creams, and perfume oils can also use up to 5% scent.

Further, this delicious fragrance oil can be used to create amazing soaps through a variety of different methods. One of these methods is cold process and our Cold Process Soap Testing Results have shown that this fragrance oil is great for this method. A cold process soap batch that contains this fragrance oil will have no acceleration and no separation. While there is some initial separation, the fragrance should reabsorb into the bars during the curing process. The final soaps will have an amazing scent and will discolor to a beige hue. If you are unsure what to use to color your bath and body products, then we would suggest using purple soap colorant in an amount that you are satisfied with. Remember not to use candle dye in body products as they may dye the skin.

Magic Potion Fragrance Oil Bath Cookies Recipe

If you happen to be looking for a creative craft for kids that smells fantastic, then you may want to take a peak at our Monster Bath Cookies Recipe. Not only is this project a perfect and simple kids craft, but these little monsters are a great way to make bath time fun!

 

Feb
01

Shea Melt and Pour Soap


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shea butter melt and pour soap It is really easy to make Shea melt and pour soap!

Melt and Pour Soap is one of the easiest and most fun ways to make a homemade product.  This type of soap making is an ideal venture for many reasons.

Melt and Pour soap projects are a great family activity to do with children; creating an enjoyable family time crafting together.
These soaps are a remarkable and memorable treat to give out as party favors, or gifts for loved ones and friends.
And, the fact that melt and pour soap is so easy to work with; no matter what your skill level you can create extraordinary works of art that are fun to wash with too.

So, regardless of the reason for making Melt and Pour Soap, one thing is for sure; you will love how the finished product leaves your skin feeling clean, soft, and supple.

Shea melt and pour soap differs from store bought brands in that it is not drying or harsh on your skin.  This soap base is detergent free, SLS free, and gluten free.  The Shea Butter melt and pour soap base is filled with superb skin loving agents like:

  • Shea butter which is ultra conditioning and nourishing.
  • Coconut oil which provides a wonderful bubble filled lather.
  • Sunflower oil, which acts as an amazing moisturizing agent for your skin.  In fact, sunflower oil also adds an even bigger element of a rich, creamy, and bubbly lather.
  • Glycerin, which works as an astonishing cleansing emulsifier.  It helps to lift dirt, oil, and impurities up and away from your skin.  This allows the everyday dirt and grime to easily be whisked away.  Plus, glycerin is also a humectant.  This means that it can actually drawl moisture from the air and pull it to the skin.

Besides all of the healthy and nourishing aspects to Shea melt and pour soap; there is also a beautiful artistic side to it too.  The adventure as to where you take your soaps is defined only by you; the crafter.  Shea melt and pour soap is fool proof.  It can be heated time and time again, without losing its integrity.

You can cater your soap to your specific like through shape, color, and scent.  You can even take your soap making skill to the next level by the addition of other skin loving attributes or additives.  Natures Garden carries all of the ingredients you need to add luxurious elements like rich cocoa butter or antioxidant packed vitamin E.  Through the addition of herbs like oatmeal, calendula flowers, rose petals, lavender flowers, paprika powder, or poppy seed, you can provide natural exfoliation.  Not only will your soap bar benefits exceed expectations, but you will also be adding a unique look, feel, and dimension to your soaps.

If we have you super excited about the possibility of making Shea soap or possibly other body products; but you still have unanswered questions, Natures Garden is here to help.  You can visit our website for free creative recipes and tips that have been tried and tested.  We also have in depth classes with step by step instruction for beginner soap makers.  And, you can always contact us via email, or connect with us on Facebook.