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May
22

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe


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Wisteria Scented Soap Making RecipeWisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe

Our wisteria scented soap making recipe is a fantastic cosmetic recipe from Natures Garden! This cold process soap recipe is inspired by the beauty of blooming wisteria flowers. Not only was the design inspired by these gorgeous flowers, but the scented oil has this gorgeous aroma, too. This cp soap includes the lovely aroma of our Wisteria Blvd Fragrance Oil. Further, this soap recipe uses luscious cosmetic ingredients that will care for the skin as the soap cleanses your skin. If you are interested in checking out this lovely soap recipe, then take a look at the cosmetic blog below.

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Prepare and Sanitize

Before you begin creating this cp soap recipe, you are going to want to clean and sanitize your crafting equipment. So, you will need to collect and wash any equipment that you are going to need to create this bath and body recipe. Also, you will want to gather your soap making supplies. Next, you are going to want to clean up some space for you to use as a work area with enough area for you to work comfortably. Giving yourself a good work space will make the process easier to do and more fun!

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Prepare a Bottle of Vinegar

In order to be safe, you will need to prepare a bottle of vinegar before creating your homemade soap. This bottle of vinegar will be useful for deactivating lye that may come into contact with your skin. Also, you can use the vinegar to clean your work station after working on soap to make sure that there isn’t any active lye left behind. So, you will want to fill a bottle with vinegar and set it near by until it is needed.

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Soap Making Info

If you haven’t made homemade soap from scratch before, then you will want to check out some classes that we have on making cold process soap. First, you will need to make sure that you are familiar with soap making safety. Of course, you can find out how to be safe and make soap correctly in our Soap Making Safety Class. Also, you may want to Click Here For Basic CP Soap Making Class

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Ingredients From Natures Garden

Lye- Sodium Hydroxide
Coconut Oil 76
Avocado Oil
Grapeseed Oil
Cocoa Butter Deodorized
Shea Butter
Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Sunflower Oil
Wisteria Blvd Fragrance Oil
Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant
Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Pink Soap Colorant
Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
24K Gold Mica Pigment
Large Square Tray Mold Market Mold
Disposable Pipettes
Safety Gloves
Natures Garden
Apron

Safety Mask
Thermometer
Safety Glasses

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Other Ingredients Needed

Distilled Water
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Rubber Spatula
Scale
Knife
Stick Blender
Small Strainer
Vinegar
Measuring Spoons

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Total Amounts for the Soap

323 grams of Distilled Water
116 grams of Lye
212 grams of Coconut Oil 76
128 grams of Avocado Oil
42 grams of Grapeseed Oil
85 grams of Cocoa Butter
85 grams of Meadowfoam Seed Oil
128 grams of Shea Butter
170 grams of Sunflower Oil
64 grams of Wisteria Blvd Fragrance Oil

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Amounts for Silver Mica Mixtures

3 grams of Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
12 grams of Meadowfoam Oil

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Amounts for Gold Mica Mixtures

1/8 tsp of 24K Gold Mica Pigment
3 grams of Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
15 grams of Meadowfoam Oil

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Amounts for Light Purple Soap Portion

10 drops of Ultramarine Violet Soap Colorant

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Amounts for Dark Purple Soap Portion

20 drops of Ultramarine Violet Soap Colorant
4 drops of Black Oxide Soap Colorant 

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Amounts for Dark Pink Soap Portion

6 drops of Neon Pink Soap Colorant
15 drops of Ultramarine Violet Soap Colorant 

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Amounts for Light Pink Soap Portion

4 drops of Neon Pink Soap Colorant
10 drops of Ultramarine Violet Soap Colorant 

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Preparing the Lye Solution

First, you are going to want to prepare your lye solution. You will want to wear protective clothes and prepare this solution in well ventilated area. So, weigh out 323 grams of water into mixing bowl. Next, you will need to weigh out 116 grams of the lye in a separate bowl. Then, slowly add the lye to the water while you are stirring. Once you have everything mixed, you will need to wait for the solution to cool to room temperature.

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Preparing the Soaping Oils

While you are waiting for your lye solution to cool, you can prepare your cosmetic oils. You will want to weigh out 212 grams of Coconut Oil 76, 128 grams of Avocado Oil, 42 grams of Grapeseed Oil, 85 grams of Cocoa Butter, 85 grams of Meadowfoam Seed Oil, 128 grams of Shea Butter, and 170 grams of Sunflower Oil. Then, melt your soaping oils. Now, you will need to wait for your cosmetic oils to reach the right temperature.

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Prepping the Soap Colorants

Now, you are going to prepare the soap colorants for your cold process soap recipe. So, you will need four separate, small bowls. In one bowl, you will have 10 drops of Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant. The second bowl will have 4 drops FUN Soap Colorant Black Oxide and 20 drops FUN Soap Colorant Ultramarine Violet. In a third bowl, you will add 4 drops of Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant and 10 drops of the Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant. The fourth bowl will have 15 drops of Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant and 6 drops of the Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant. Once all of your colorants are prepared, you will be ready to move on to the next step.

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Creating the Mica ColorantWisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Creating the Gold Mica Colorant

Next, you are going to create the beautiful gold mica oil for your soap. To do this you will want to add about 15 grams of Meadowfoam Oil to a small bowl. Then, you will mix in 1/8 tsp of the 24 K Gold Mica Pigment and 3 grams of Diamond Dust Mica Pigment. You will want to fully mix these cosmetic ingredients to create the gold colorant. Once you have all of these cosmetic ingredients mixed together, you will be ready to use this shimmery mixture.

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Creating the Silver Mica ColorantWisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Creating the Silver Mica Colorant

Also, you are going to create the beautiful silver colorant for your soap. To do this you will want to add 12 grams of Meadowfoam Oil to a small bowl. Then, you will mix in 3 grams of Diamond Dust Mica Pigment. You will want to fully mix these cosmetic ingredients to create the mica colorant. Once you have all of these cosmetic ingredients mixed together, you will be ready to use this shimmery mixture.

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Adding Your Soap to the MoldWisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Adding the Mica to the Soap Mold

Now that your mica mixtures have been made, you will want to add these colorants to your soap mold. You will want to use a pipette to drizzle both the silver and gold mica mixtures into the mold. The goal is to make this look like silver and gold paint splatters. You will want to try to get some of these two color made it into each of the divided squares. Once you have used about half of each mixture, you can set them aside for now and move on to the next step.

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Combining the Oils and Lye SolutionWisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Combining the Oils and Lye Solution

Before combining these two mixtures, you will need to wait for them to get to room temperature. Once your two mixtures are about this temperature, you are ready to add the lye solution to your melted oils. After combining these soaping ingredients, blend your soap making ingredients together with a stick blender to emulsify the soap batter.

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Adding the Fragrance Oil

After your cosmetic mixture has emulsified, you will be ready to add scented oil. So, weigh out 64 grams of the Wisteria Blvd Fragrance Oil. This classic floral aroma has a wonderful scent of wisteria, rose, and ylang with undertones of precious woods and tender musk notes. Then, you will want to fully incorporate this captivating and enchanting scent into the cold process soap batter.

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Separating the Soap Batter

Now, you are going to separate your soap batter to add the colorants. You will need to get four small containers and add 333 grams of the cold process soap mixture to each bowl. Next, you are going to add the colorants listed above to a portion of the soap mixture. After adding each colorant to the portions of soap batter, you will want to blend the colorants fully into each of the soap mixtures.

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Adding Your Soap to the MoldWisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Adding Your Soap to the Mold

Now, you are going to need to use your four colored soap batches to your cosmetic soap mold. You will want to make sure that you are wearing goggles, gloves, a mask, and protective clothing. So, you will need to hold the strainer over your soap mold tray. Next, you will need to choose one of the colored portions of soap to start with. You will need to pour a small amount of this soap into your strainer and let it fall into the mold.

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe:  Filling Your Soap MoldWisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Filling Your Soap Mold

You are going to want to continue to add your soap batter to the mold using the strainer. Be sure to alternate the colored soap that you use to fill the mold. If any soap remains in the strainer, then use a spatula to move this soap into the mold. Once you have filled up your soap mold completely, you will want to use a spatula to smooth the top of the mold. After you will meed to tap the mold gently on the table to remove any trapped air bubble, you can move on to the next step.

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Drizzling the Mica MixtureWisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Drizzling the Mica Mixture

Now, you are ready to add the mica mixtures to the top of your soap. You will want to use a pipette, again, to add the mica to the top of the soap. You will want to use the gold mica and the sliver mica to drizzle on top of the soap. After, you have added both mica mixtures, you will want to let your soap set up before removing the soap from the mold.

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Cutting Up Your Soap BarsWisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Cutting Up Your Soap Bars

Now, you are ready to cut the block of soap into individual bars. After cutting your soap into bars, you are going to want to let you soap rest. As your soap cures, you will notice the colors will pop.  Once your soap has finished curing, you will be ready to use your soap recipe!

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Growing Wisteria At Home

If you enjoy the scent of our Wisteria Blvd Fragrance Oil, then you may want to try growing your own beautiful Wisteria flowers. Check out the article Growing Wisteria by Garden Design to learn more about growing these lovely flowers.

Wisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Reach Out to UsWisteria Scented Soap Making Recipe: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you enjoyed this cp soap making recipe! If you have any questions about this cp soap recipe, feel free to reach out and ask us.  You can find us by phone on our HUG Line, in the store, and online. An easy way to reach out online is through our social media. We are available on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on both Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these platforms to ask questions, but you can share your own creations, too. So, we hope to hear from you soon!

May
17

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe


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Wisteria CP Soap RecipeWisteria CP Soap Recipe

Are you looking for a beautifully colored and nourishing soap making recipe? Then, you should check out the lovely Wisteria CP Soap Recipe from Natures Garden! This bath and body recipe is a gorgeous soap recipe inspired by the beauty of real wisteria flowers. This soap recipe uses beautiful shades of blue, purple, and gold to create a blend of colors as beautiful as wisteria flowers. Further, this cold process soap recipe includes a scented oil with a gorgeous aroma of fresh wisteria flowers. Also, this lovely soap recipe includes luscious cosmetic oils that will nourish the skin. So, this scented soap recipe would be a fantastic cosmetic recipe to try out!

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe: Prepare and Sanitize

Before you get started with this soap making recipe, you are going to want to clean and sanitize your crafting equipment. So, you will need to collect and wash any equipment that you are going to need to create this bath and body recipe. Also, you will want to gather your soap making supplies. Next, you are going to want to clean up some space for you to use as a work area with enough area for you to work comfortably. Giving yourself a good work space will make the process easier to do and more fun!

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe: Prepare a Bottle of Vinegar

Also, you will need to prepare a bottle of vinegar before preparing this cosmetic recipe. This vinegar will be useful for deactivating lye that comes into contact with your skin and cleaning your work station after working. So, you will want to fill a bottle with vinegar and set it aside until it is needed.

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe: Soap Making Classes

If you’ve never made homemade soap from scratch, then you will want to check out some classes that we have on making cp soap. First, you will definitely need to be familiar with soap making safety, which you can find in our Soap Making Safety Class. In this class you will learn how to be safe and make soap correctly. Also, you may want to Click Here For Basic CP Soap Making Class. Anyone that feels ready to make this wisteria bath and body recipe, should continue reading this blog!

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe: Natures Garden Cosmetics Ingredients

Lye- Sodium Hydroxide
Coconut Oil 76
Avocado Oil
Grapeseed Oil
Cocoa Butter Deodorized
Shea Butter
Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Sunflower Oil
Wisteria Blvd Fragrance Oil
Teal FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant
Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant
Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
24K Gold Mica Pigment
Large Square Tray Mold Market Mold
Disposable Pipettes
Safety Gloves
Natures Garden Apron
Safety Mask
Thermometer
Safety Glasses

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe: Other Cosmetic Ingredients

Distilled Water
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Rubber Spatula
Scale
Knife
Stick Blender
Small Strainer
Vinegar
Measuring Spoons

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe: Total Amounts for the Soap

323 grams of Distilled Water
116 grams of Lye
212 grams of Coconut Oil 76
128 grams of Avocado Oil
42 grams of Grapeseed Oil
85 grams of Cocoa Butter
85 grams of Meadowfoam Seed Oil
128 grams of Shea Butter
170 grams of Sunflower Oil
64 grams of Wisteria Blvd Fragrance Oil

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe: Amounts for the Gold Mica Mixture

¼ tsp of 24K Gold Mica Pigment
½ tsp of Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
12 grams of Meadowfoam Oil

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe: Amounts for the Light Turquoise Soap Portion

1 drop of Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant
5 drops of Teal FUN Soap Colorant

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe:  Amounts for the Turquoise Soap Portion

2 drops of Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant
10 drops of Teal FUN Soap Colorant 

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe: Amounts for the Purple Soap Portion

6 grams of Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant
1 gram of Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant 

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe: Amounts for the Light Purple Soap Portion

2 grams of Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant 

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe: Preparing the Lye Solution

First, you are going to prepare the lye solution for your soap recipe. You will need to prepare this solution in a well ventilated area. Also, you will need to wear a protective clothing and face mask. Once you have made the necessary safety preparations, you will need to measure 323 grams of distilled water. Then, you will slowly add 116 grams of lye to the water. As you slowly add the lye, you will want to stir gently with a spatula. After all the lye is added and mixed in, you will need to wait for the temperature to lower to room temperature.

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe: Prepare the Cosmetic Oils

In the meantime, you can start preparing your cosmetic oils. You will want to weigh out 212 grams of Coconut Oil 76, 128 grams of Avocado Oil, 42 grams of Grapeseed Oil, 85 grams of Cocoa Butter, 85 grams of Meadowfoam Seed Oil, 128 grams of Shea Butter, and 170 grams of Sunflower Oil. Then, add these soaping oils to a microwave safe bowl and melting the cosmetic ingredients. Now, you will need to wait for your cosmetic oils to reach the right temperature.

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe: Preparing Your Cosmetic ColorantsWisteria CP Soap Recipe: Preparing Your Cosmetic Colorants

Now, you are going to prepare the soap colorants for your cold process soap recipe. So, you will need four separate, small bowls. In one of the bowls, you will add 1 drop of Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant and 5 drops of Teal FUN Soap Colorant. In a second bowl, you will want to add 10 drops of Teal FUN Soap Colorant and 2 drops of Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant. For the third bowl, you will add 6 grams of Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant and 1 gram of Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant. In the fourth bowl, you will add 2 grams of Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant. Once all of your colorants are prepared, you will be ready to move on to the next step.

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe: Preparing the Mica MixtureWisteria CP Soap Recipe: Preparing the Mica Mixture

Next, you are going to mix up the gold colorant. So, you will want to add 12 grams of Meadowfoam Oil to a small bowl. Then, you will want to mix in ¼ tsp of the 24 K Gold Mica Pigment and ½ tsp of the Diamond Dust Mica Pigment. After, you will want to fully mix these cosmetic ingredients to create a gold colorant. Once you have all of these cosmetic ingredients mixed together, you will be ready to use this shimmery, gold mixture.

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe: Adding the Mica to the Soap MoldWisteria CP Soap Recipe: Adding the Mica to the Soap Mold

Now, you are going to add your gold mica mixture to your soap mold. So, retrieve your large square soap tray and grab a disposable pipette. You will want to the pipette to add about half of this mixture to the mold. You will use the gold colored mixture to add lines of this mixture to look like gold paint splatter. Then, you will want to set the remaining half of this cosmetic mixture off to the side for now.

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe: Mixing the Lye Solution and OilsWisteria CP Soap Recipe: Mixing the Lye Solution and Oils

Before moving on to the next step you need to wait for your mixtures to reach a temperature between 100 and 120 degrees. Once your two mixtures have reached this temperatures, you are ready to add the lye solution to your melted oils. Then, blend the ingredients together with a stick blender.

 

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe: Adding the Scented OilWisteria CP Soap Recipe: Adding the Scented Oil

After your cosmetic mixture has emulsified, you will be ready to add the fragrance oil. So, you will want to include 64 grams of the Wisteria Blvd Fragrance Oil. This classic floral aroma has a wonderful scent of wisteria, rose, and Ylang with undertones of precious woods and tender musks. Then, you will want to fully incorporate this captivating and enchanting scent into the cold process soap mixture.

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe: Separating Your Soap BatterWisteria CP Soap Recipe: Separating Your Soap Batter

Now, you are going to separate and color your soap batter. You will need to get four small containers and add 333 grams of the cold process soap mixture to each bowl. Next, you are going to each of your colorant mixtures, which includes the purple, light purple, turquoise, and light turquoise, to a portion of the soap mixture. After adding each colorant to the portions of soap, you will want to use a hand mixer to blend the colorant fully into the soap mixture.

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe: Filling Your Soap Mold

Once you have all four of your soap batch colors created, you are ready to begin filling your cosmetic soap mold. You will want to make sure that you are wearing goggles, gloves, a mask, and protective clothing. So, you will need to hold the strainer over your soap mold tray. Then, you will choose one portion of soap and pour a small amount into your strainer. If you need to, you can gently tap the strainer until the soap falls through into the mold. 

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe: Filling Up the Soap Mold

Of course, you will need to repeat the process until you run out of the soap batter. So, you will be adding portions of colored soap to your strainer. So, you will want to alternate between adding your differently colored portions of soap to your cosmetic soap mold. You will want to add small portions of the four different colored soaps to your soap mold until you run out of the soap batter.

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe: Smoothing the Top of the Soap

Now, you are going to want to scrape the remaining soap batter out of your strainer. So, you will want to use your spatula to add the soap batter to your soap mold. After you have added the remaining soap to your mold, you will want to smooth the top of your soap with a spatula. Then, you will want to remove any air bubbles from the soap by taping the mold gently on the table top.

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe: Adding the Gold Color

Once your soap has been smoothed, you are ready to add the remaining gold color to your cp soap. So, you will need to retrieve your gold colored cosmetic oil. Again, you will want to use your pipette to add flecks of gold color. You will need to continue to add splatters of this gold mica mixture until you have used the remainder of the gold colorant. Once you have used your entire gold mixture, you are ready to move on to the next step.

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe: Finishing Your Cold Process Soap

Now that your cold process soap is finished, you will need to wait 48 hours. After waiting this amount of time, you will be ready to remove your finished soap from the soap mold. After removing your soap from the mold, you are ready to cut the soap. You will want to follow the lines to cut your soap into even squares. Of course, you will need to leave your soap bars to cure. Once your soap has followed cured, you will be ready to use your finished soap!

Wisteria CP Soap Recipe: Beautiful Wisteria Tunnels

This lovely cold process soap making recipe was inspired by the elegance of beautiful wisteria flowers. The article Take a Walk Through Japan’s Magical Wisteria Tunnels from Travel and Leisure shares the beauty of these floral tree tunnels. Not only can you enjoy the beauty of these gorgeous wisteria tree tunnels through pictures, but you can even plan a vacation to explore these lovely flowers.

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We hope that you have enjoyed making this fun soap recipe! Of course, you can ask us any questions that you may have about this cp soap recipe. You can reach out to us on the phone, in the store, and online. An easy way to talk to us online is through our social media. We are available on the Natures Garden Facebook and you can use the handle @ngscents to find us on Instagram, and Twitter. Not only can you use these platforms to ask questions, but you can share your own creations, too. So, we hope to hear from you soon!

Jan
31

What are the ingredients for soap making?


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What are the ingredients for soap making?What are the ingredients for soap making?

Here at Natures Garden, we are often asked, “What are the ingredients for soap making?”.  We know it can be overwhelming at first.  Whether you have never made soap before or transitioning from creating melt and pour soap to taking on cold process soap.  Anything new can be a challenge at first and we are here to help you along the way.  Below, we will go through what ingredients and supplies are needed for each type of soap

What are the ingredients for soap making?: Melt and Pour Soap

First, we will talk about melt and pour soap.  This is a basic soap making method.  When using melt and pour soap, the saponification process is already done for you.  Natures Garden carries two pound slabs in several varieties.  Each slab is easy to cut and easy to use.

Melt and Pour Soap: Types of Melt and Pour Soap Bases

Goat’s Milk
Yogurt
Cocoa Butter
Oatmeal
Soya Milk
Shea Butter
Hemp Oil
Honey
Mango
Diamond Clear
SLS Free Clear Glycerin

Melt and Pour Soap: Melting the Soap

So, melt and pour soap, or mp soap will first need to be cut.  We cut the soap into small pieces prior to adding it to a bowl and melting it.  This will allow the soap to melt evenly.  Melt and pour soap can be melted in a microwave oven or in a double boiler.  So, you will need to either have a microwave or a double boiler to make melt and pour soap.  You will also need a cutting board, knife, and at least one mixing bowl.  Once melted, it is ready to be scented and colored.

Melt and Pour Soap: Adding Color

While you can simply melt the soap and pour it into a mold, many choose to add color.  There are a few ways you can color your handmade soap.  Which colorant you choose is a personal choice.  Once your soap is melted, you simply add the color and stir.  Read below for more information on a couple of the types of colorants that you can use.

Adding Color: FUN Soap Colorants

First, Natures Garden’s FUN Soap Colorants can be used.  These colorants are pigments dispersed in vegetable glycerin.  These colorants will give you a nice vibrant color in both clear soap bases and white soap bases.

Adding Color: Da Bomb Soap Dyes

Next, we will take a closer look at the Da Bomb Soap Dyes.  These handmade soap dyes are water based.  These soap colorants work wonderfully in melt and pour soap.  In a white base, they will give you a nice pastel-like color.  However, in a clear base, they are true to color and very bright.

Melt and Pour Soap: Scenting the Soap

You have a couple of options when scenting your soap.  The first choice is whether or not to scent your soap.  You can leave it unscented if you would like.  Although, you can also add a wonderful aroma to the soap.  This aroma can either come in the form of body safe fragrance oil or body safe essential oil.  Either way, you choose to go, the scent simply can be added to the melted soap and mixed right in.  You will find more details on scenting options below.

Scenting the Soap: Essential Oils

Essential oils are natural oils that are plant based.  Natures Garden carries pure essential oils that pure and unadulterated.  They are not diluted in any way.  This option is a perfect addition to your handmade soaps.  While essential oils will be single note scents, you can always create your own blend by mixing them together.  This will make the scent a little more complex.

Melt and Pour Soap: Choosing a mold

Once you have melted, scented and colored your soap, you will simply need to pour it into the mold and allow it to setup.  It is just that simple.  Let’s look at some of your mold options in a little more detail.

Choosing a Mold: Embed Molds

Embed molds will be smaller molds just like the molds that you would use when making chocolate candies.  They are the perfect size for creating guest soaps.  They are also the perfect size to use for embeds or even to top a soap loaf.

Choosing a Mold: Silicone Molds

Silicone molds are really easy to work with.  Since they are super flexible, removing the soap from the mold is a breeze.  They are durable and withstand high heat.

Choosing a Mold: Mold Market Molds

Natures Garden also carries Mold Market Molds.  These molds are made of a heavy duty plastic.  So, they will hold up pretty well.  They come in a variety of shapes and sizes and will help you create some unique handmade soap.

Melt and Pour Soap: Additional Options

When it comes to melt and pour soap, we have technically answered the question, “What are the ingredients for soap making?”.  However, there are a few additional options that you may like to know about.

First, let’s talk about rubbing alcohol.  This can be a melt and pour soap maker’s best friend.  Rubbing alcohol can be sprayed on melt and pour soap to release air bubbles once it is poured into the mold.  It can also be sprayed in between layers of soap to help them adhere to each other.

Next, herbs and clays can be added to soap.  These can be powdered or cut.  While herbs will oxidize over time, each herb will bring a different benefit to your soap.  The powdered herbs can be mixed with vegetable glycerin before being added to your soap.  Many will often use the powdered herbs or clays not only for the benefits of the powder but also as a natural colorant.  The cut herbs are often used not only for the benefits the herbs possess, but also for exfoliation or to add decorative touches.

What are the ingredients for soap making?: Cold Process Soap

Cold process soap is a method in which you are starting completely from scratch.  If you are new to making soap from scratch, you will want to read our soap making safety class.  This will walk you through the basics, as well as safety precautions.   You will also want to read over our beginner’s soap making class, Cold Process Soap Class 101.  You always want to wear safety gear and have vinegar close by when making soap from scratch.  So, now that you have read about soap making safety and read our soap making 101 class, let’s look at the ingredients and supplies needed.

Cold Process Soap: Supplies

While there are several ingredients needed for cold process soap making, you will also need supplies and safety gear.  So, below, is a list of supplies you will need for cold process soap making.  However, you want these supplies to be dedicated only to soap making.  You never want to use any of these supplies to come into contact with your food once they have been used for soap making.

Safety Gloves
Plastic Safety Goggles
Digital Scale
Stick Blender
Stainless Steel Stock Pot or Bowl
Small container or bowl to mix colorants
Long handled plastic spoon or spatula
Mixing bowls (dishwasher safe so you know it withstands heat)
A kitchen thermometer
Freezer Paper (used to line molds and protect your work surface)
Paper towels (to clean up small spills)
Bottle of Vinegar (used in case of lye or raw soap coming in contact with skin)
Soap Mold

Cold Process Soap: Ingredients

Next, let’s talk about the actual ingredients used for cold process soap making.  Cold process soap is created using lye, water, and a combination of oils.  However, it really isn’t as simple as throwing it all together and hoping for the best.  First, you will prepare a lye solution.  Separately, you will prepare your oils.  Then, wait for them to come to the correct temperature before combining them.  Finally, you will begin pouring the batter into a mold.  Once it has setup up, after 24-48 hours, it can be removed from the mold.  It is then allowed to cure before using. Let’s look a little closer at each of these below, as each phase has to be done in a certain manner.

Ingredients: Lye Solution

In order to create a lye solution, there are two ingredients you will need.  You will need distilled water and lye.  Lye is also known as sodium hydroxide.  The water is first weighed out.  Then, the weighed our lye is added to the water.  It is important that the water is never added to the lye.  You always want to add the lye to the water.  If you do it the other way around, it can create a volcanic effect.  The lye is added slowly, stirring as it is added.  Then, the lye solution is set aside so that it can cool.

Ingredients: Soaping Oils

Next, you will need soaping oils.  However, the combination of oils you use is extremely important.  Each oil will saponify a certain amount of lye.  If you use the wrong combination of oils, you could end up with a lye heavy bar of soap.  So, before creating your soap and choosing your oils, you will need to determine your recipe.  You can use one of Natures Garden’s soap making recipes, or create your own.  However, if you choose to create your own, make sure you run the recipe through a soap calculator to make sure that the recipe will work.  We recommend using soapcalc.  You should know that some oils will create a harder bar, others softer.  In addition, some oils will slow trace, others will speed up trace.

Once you choose and weigh out your oils, you melt them and allow them to cool a bit.  You can melt the oils using a double boiler.  We recommend allowing both your lye solution and soap oils to come to around 100 degrees Fahrenheit before combining them.

Ingredients: Scenting the Soap

You can also choose to scent your soap with either a body safe fragrance oils or essential oil.  However, the scent you choose can affect your soap batter.  So, we have created videos to show you exactly how each of Natures Garden’s fragrance oils will perform in cold process soap.  In addition, you can find our most popular cp soap scents here.  You can also use essential oils in your soap.

Ingredients: Coloring the Soap

When it comes to coloring your soap, we recommend using the FUN Soap Colorants.  These colorants will come through beautifully in cold process soap.  We have also created videos showing you the range of shades you can get with the FUN Soap Colorants.  While we talked about the Da Bomb Soap Dyes for melt and pour soap, we don’t recommend them for cp soap.  While, yes, they are safe to use in any type of soap, they will morph, or change color during the saponification process.  During saponification, the cp soap batter reaches high temperatures and the Da Bomb Dyes will not stay true to color.

Ingredients: Choosing a Mold

You have a few options when it comes to a soap mold.  I like silicone molds.  They are easy to work with and hold up extremely well to the high temperatures of the saponification process.  Also, the soap comes out of the molds very easily.  However, you can also use a wooden mold.  In addition, some heavier plastic molds will work.  Although this isn’t true of all plastic molds, they must be able to withstand the high temperatures.

What are the ingredients for soap making?: Hot Process Soap

The last method we will talk about is hot process soap, also known as hp soap.  This method is also done from scratch.  The same safety precautions taken when making cold process soap should be taken when creating hp soap.  So, make sure you read both the cold process 101 class and the safety precautions I linked to above in the cold process section.

So, what is the difference?  Hot process soap can be created using a crockpot.  Of course, this would need to be a crockpot used only for soapmaking, not food once it used for soap.  Crockpot soap will not have as long of a cure time as cold process soap.  This is because the heat from the crockpot speeds up the saponification process.  However, the same recipes, fragrance oils, molds, and colorants can be used.

What are the ingredients for soap making?:  Additional Ingredients

There are a few ingredients that can be used in any type of soap.  First, Vanilla White Color Stabilizer.  This ingredient will lessen the discoloration that can be caused by vanillin that is in some fragrance oils.  Sodium lactate is often used in various soap making methods as well.  It is a natural moisturizer that will help harden the soap.  Sodium lactate is used in both cold process and hot process soap.  We also talked earlier about herbs and clay in melt and pour soap.  They can also be used when making soap from scratch.

Dec
03

Olive Oil Soap diy


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Olive Oil Soap diyOlive Oil Soap diy

An olive oil soap diy is a perfect idea for anyone that wants a soap that won’t dry out their skin. Instead, soap made with conditioning oils, like our olive oil, will both condition and nourish your skin. In this cosmetic blog, you can find all kinds of soap making recipes that include skin loving wholesale cosmetic oils and butters cosmetic ingredients from Natures Garden.

Olive Oil Soap diy: Benefits of Olive OilOlive Oil Soap diy: Benefits of Olive Oil

Of course, you want to use cosmetic ingredients that will create fantastic soap that will care for the skin. This rich cosmetic oil is perfect for making an extremely conditioning bar of soap that is perfect for sensitive skin. In fact, this wonderful ingredient is perfect for moisturizing and softening damaged skin. In fact, this cosmetic oil can be used in higher amounts to create a conditioning soap that is gentle enough for a baby. If you want to know more about the benefits of this cosmetic oil in your various recipes, like homemade soap recipes, then you may want to check out our cosmetic blog on the Olive Oil Benefits for your cosmetic recipes.

Olive Oil Soap diy: Carrot Cold Process Soap RecipeOlive Oil Soap diy: Carrot Cold Process Soap Recipe

First, you can use the wonderful properties of olive oil along with other wholesale cosmetic oils to create the Carrot Cold Process Soap Recipe. First of all, the cold process soap recipe uses the fantastic aroma of our Frosted Pumpkin Type Fragrance Oil. This scented oil has some delicious notes of bright lemon, creamy pumpkin, hints of warm spice, and a base of sugary vanilla frostingPlus, this lovely cold process soap recipe will nourish your body with oils, butters, and real baby carrot puree. Not only will this cosmetic recipe nourish the body, but the nutrients from the carrots will add to the benefits of this soap as well. The vitamin A in the real carrot puree is perfect for reducing signs of aging and brightening your skin. So, your skin will benefit from the conditioning oils as well as the nourishing puree of real carrots.  

Olive Oil Soap diy: Orange Swirled CP Soap RecipeOlive Oil Soap diy: Orange Swirled CP Soap Recipe

Next, we have the lovely Orange Swirled CP Soap Recipe. This homemade soap recipe uses both cp soap and mp soap to create fun and nourishing bars of soap. The swirled base of these soaps is a blend of white and orange colored cold process soap. This cp soap base includes nourishing cosmetic ingredients and a lovely fragrance. This nourishing soap recipe is scented with the aroma of Blood Orange Fragrance Oil. This scented oil has energetic notes of juicy orange with a touch of floral and thyme notes. Plus, the melt and pour soap orange slice on top of this soap is scented with this tangy fragrance and adds to the lovely appearance of this soap recipe.

Olive Oil Soap diy: Beard Soap RecipeOlive Oil Soap diy: Beard Soap Recipe

Next, is another great cold process soap recipe that you can create with nourishing olive oil. Our Beard Soap Recipe uses luscious cosmetic oils that are perfect for growing a full, healthy beard. You are sure to love the feel of your beard after trying this lovely beard care recipe. Plus, this beard care recipe uses the Balsam Essential Oil, which has a lovely woodsy aroma and helps care for your beard. Altogether, this soap recipe will clean, condition, and leave you with the rugged aroma of our balsam essential oil.

Olive Oil Soap diy: Bastille Cold Process Soap RecipeOlive Oil Soap diy: Bastille Cold Process Soap Recipe

Our Bastille Cold Process Soap Recipe uses a high percentage of olive oil, which provides a silky and soft feeling for your skin. Not only does this soap recipe use cosmetic oils to nourish your skin, but this cp soap recipe is scented with a masculine aroma. The Fastlane Fragrance Oil is a sharp, spicy aroma that has notes of bright citrus and fresh herb notes. These notes are followed by a blend of pepper, ylang ylang, and lavender on a base of spicy berries and sandalwood. So, you can enjoy the conditioning properties of this soap recipe as well as a lovely scent.

Olive Oil Soap diy: Cold Fashioned Lemonade Soap RecipeOlive Oil Soap diy: Cold Fashioned Lemonade Soap Recipe

Also, our Cold Fashioned Lemonade Soap Recipe uses the lovely olive oil along with many other nourishing cosmetic ingredients. Not only does this cp soap recipe use nourishing cosmetic ingredients, but this homemade soap recipe was made to look like a refreshing glass of lemonade. Plus, this fun cold process soap recipe uses the scrumptious aroma of our Lemon Sugar Fragrance Oil. This will provide you with an aroma of real, juicy lemon and a warm base of vanilla and sugar. So, this is a great soap recipe for nourishing your skin as well as allowing you to enjoy a sweet lemon aroma.

Olive Oil Soap diy: Creamy Cocoa Craziness Cold Process Soap RecipeOlive Oil Soap diy: Creamy Cocoa Craziness Cold Process Soap Recipe

Plus, you can use the moisturizing olive oil to create the Creamy Cocoa Craziness Cold Process Soap Recipe. Of course, this cosmetic soap recipe uses cosmetic ingredients that will care for your skin. Plus, this simple, nourishing soap recipe uses the lovely Creamy Coconut Fragrance Oil. This scented oil has an aroma of creamy coconut milk with notes of peach, banana, coconut, coconut tree leaves, and sweet vanilla. So, you will have a scented soap that will both cleanse your body and condition your skin.

Olive Oil Soap diy: Doggy Shampoo Cold Process Soap RecipeOlive Oil Soap diy: Doggy Shampoo Cold Process Soap Recipe

Not only can you enjoy the conditioning properties of olive oil in soap, but your dogs can benefit from cosmetic oils as well. So, you can create the Doggy Shampoo Cold Process Soap Recipe to clean and condition your dog. Plus, this fun soap recipe is made to look like a cute, scruffy dog! Further, this scented soap recipe is scented with the aroma of sage leaf fragrance oil. So, your dog would have the fresh, herbal aroma of sage leaves. This refreshing scent is perfect for providing a lovely scent for your freshly clean pet!

Olive Oil Soap diy: Cleopatra Heavy Cream Cold Process Soap RecipeOlive Oil Soap diy: Cleopatra Heavy Cream Cold Process Soap Recipe

The Cleopatra Heavy Cream Cold Process Soap Recipe uses some very conditioning ingredients that will truly care for your skin. The heavy cream, olive oil, and other cosmetic oils are perfect for nourishing the skin. Plus, the cold process soap recipe is scented with the aroma of our Queen of the Nile Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil has notes of exotic and fragrant notes of glorious blooming lily with notes of sensuous floral musk paired with cassis and freshly ripened berries. So, you are sure to enjoy the conditioning properties of this bar of soap with the lovely aroma of this cosmetic recipe.

Olive Oil Soap diy: Solid Sugar Scrub RecipeOlive Oil Soap diy: Solid Sugar Scrub Recipe

Also, you can use olive oil to moisturize the skin in the Solid Sugar Scrub Recipe. Not only does this cosmetic recipe condition your skin, but this cosmetic recipe will clean and exfoliate your skin. The fantastic sugar scrub recipe will get rid of grime and dead skin cells. Plus, this recipe uses cleansing and conditioning mp soap recipe. Further, this cosmetic recipe is scented with the Sweetheart Roses Fragrance Oil. This fragrance is a gorgeous, sensual aroma of velvet rose petals, fresh oriental tea leaves, rounded out with base notes of soft musk. This will provide you with a fantastic soap making recipe that will care for the skin.

Olive Oil Soap diy: Beginners Cold Process Soap RecipeOlive Oil Soap diy: Beginners Cold Process Soap Recipe

Also, you can use these lovely cosmetic oils are perfect for making the Beginners Cold Process Soap Recipe. This easy cold process soap recipe is perfect for creating a nourishing cp soap recipe. Plus, this scented soap uses the Rain Barrel Fragrance Oil to provide a refreshing scent. This intriguing summer scent has fresh water tones, crisp ozone and highlights of lemon. Leafy greens balance with lavender and warm cedar wood for the fragrance heart. Sensuous amber undertones and clear musky elements complete the fresh sensation. So, you can create a lovely soap recipe with quality cosmetic ingredients and a refreshing scent.

Olive Oil Soap diy: Beer Cold Process Soap RecipeOlive Oil Soap diy: Beer Cold Process Soap Recipe

Another great soap recipe that you can create is the lovely Beer Cold Process Soap Recipe. This fantastic homemade soap recipe uses lovely cosmetic oils that nourish the skin. Plus, this fantastic soap recipe is scented with the masculine aroma of Stud Fragrance Oil. This fragrance is a true classic, fresh and fruity male fragrance of watery top notes, and citrus nuances infused with white flowers of muguet and jasmine. Undeniably sexy notes of coumarin and fresh mint finished with soft woody notes of sandalwood and sweet musk. Not only does this homemade soap use a rugged, manly aroma, but this cosmetic recipe uses real beer. So, this fantastic homemade soap is a perfect manly cosmetic soap recipe.

Olive Oil Soap diy: Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process Soap RecipeOlive Oil Soap diy: Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process Soap Recipe

Further, you can use conditioning cosmetic oils like our olive oil to create great recipes like Blueberry Cheesecake Cold Process Soap Recipe. The olive oil and other lovely cosmetic ingredients create a skin nourishing cosmetic recipe. Plus, this lovely cold process soap recipe uses the scrumptious aroma of our Blueberry Cheesecake Fragrance Oil. This scented oil has notes of yummy decadence starting with Tahitian vanilla, rich creamy butter and ripe blueberries atop a crumbly graham cracker crust. Together these cosmetic ingredients will create a fantastic soap making recipe that will care for the skin with a scrumptious aroma.

Olive Oil Soap diy: Awapuhi Seaberry Cold Process Soap RecipeOlive Oil Soap diy: Awapuhi Seaberry Cold Process Soap Recipe

Lastly, you can use the conditioning olive oil to create our Awapuhi Seaberry Cold Process Soap Recipe. This lovely cp soap recipe uses luscious cosmetic oils and butters to create a skin loving soap recipe. Not only does this soap recipe use nourishing cosmetic oils, but this lovely soap recipe includes the aroma of Awapuhi Seaberry Fragrance Oil. So, this scented oil is a blend of tropical flowers and ozonic marine notes collide in this fresh fragrance. This means that you can create a lovely soap recipe that will nourish the skin and provide light, refreshing aroma.

Olive Oil Soap diy: What is Drying Out Your Skin

Of course, homemade soaps from scratch that contain luscious cosmetic ingredients like olive oil will help moisturize your skin. However, commercial soaps that you buy in the store are often so much harsher compared to cp soap. This harsh soap can be one of the contributors in dry, irritated skin. However, there are some things that you can do to avoid dry skin this winter. If you are curious about how you can keep your skin nourished this winter, then check out 5 Shower Mistakes That Are Drying Out Your Skin from huffpost. So, you can protect your skin from drying out with a few changes and some nourishing cosmetic ingredients.

Candle Ideas for Christmas: Reach Out to UsOlive Oil Soap diy: Ask Us Your Questions

We hope that you have enjoyed these lovely soap making recipes using our luscious cosmetic oils. If you have any further questions about any of these soap recipes, then you can reach out to us for help. You can find us in the Natures Garden store, on the phone, and online. Of course, an easy way to reach us online is through social media. You can find us on our Facebook. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on Instagram and Twitter. Plus, you can use our social media platforms to stay up to date on new recipes and network with other craft makers. We hope you have fun creating your own soap recipes!

Olive Oil Soap diy: A Note About Our Cosmetic Recipes

Natures Garden is not responsible for the performance of our conditioning soap making recipes provided on our website. Testing is your responsibility as the customer. If you plan to resell any recipes that we provide, then it is your responsibility to adhere to all of the FDA regulations. Further, we can not offer advice on where to purchase any ingredients that are listed for recipes that Natures Garden does not sell on our website.

Oct
19

Melt and Pour Soap Recipes for Fall


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Melt and Pour Soap Recipes for FallMelt and Pour Soap Recipes for Fall

Autumn is one of the most beautiful times of the entire year. The bright orange, yellow, and red hues in the crisp falling leaves is truly a sight to behold. However, watching the flutter of the beautiful leaves through the crisp autumn wind is not the only fun part of this time of year. Of course, this season contains a few different  fantastic, fun holidays. Of course, we are talking about both Halloween and Thanksgiving! Whether you are young or old, this season has plenty of fun for everyone to enjoy themselves! Of course, another fun way to spend this season is to create some different fantastic and fun holiday crafts. We at Natures Garden Candle and Soap Making Supplies were inspired by all of the best aspects of the autumn season to create all kinds of fun bath and body recipes. These cosmetic recipes include all of our best melt and pour soap recipes for fall. Of course, you can use our melt and pour soap making supplies to create some fantastic cosmetic recipes. These soap making supplies include lovely fall fragrance oils and our melt and pour soap bases. If you are interested in creating any of these soap making recipes, then you may want to check out some of these recipes below.

Melt and Pour Soap Recipes for Fall: Fresh Fallen Leaves Soap RecipeMelt and Pour Soap Recipes for : Fresh Fallen Leaves Soap Recipe

First, you can create the Fresh Fallen Leaves Soap Recipe for this lovely fall season. This soap making recipe uses a straw and the leaf soap mold to create a fun design! So, this melt and pour soap recipe is made to have a design perfect for fall. You will create a design of tree trunks topped with a large pile of brightly colored fall leaves. So, this melt and pour soap recipe has an absolutely perfect design for this lovely season. Not only does this cosmetic recipe look like grown trees with colorful autumn leaves, but this soap is scented with the aroma of Fresh Fallen Leaves Fragrance Oil.  Fittingly, this fragrance has a perfect aroma of autumn with a fitting aroma that is true to the name!

Melt and Pour Soap Recipes for Fall: 7 Up Bundt Cake Soap Recipe

Another scrumptious melt and pour soap recipe that you can create is our 7 Up Bundt Cake Soap Recipe. Of course, this fun melt and pour soap looks like a bundt cake, but that isn’t all. Further, you can decorate this cake soap with a sweet soap frosting. So, this bath and body recipe will provide you with a scrumptious recipe for soap that looks like food! Not only does this soap look like a yummy bundt cake, but it is scented with the scrumptious aroma of our 7-UP Pound Cake Fragrance Oil. This scented oil is a fantastic blend of warm cake, almond, lemon, lime, and sweet, sugary vanilla. So, you can create this fantastically delicious soap for this lovely fall season.

Melt and Pour Soap Recipes for Fall: Dracula's Dentures RecipeMelt and Pour Soap Recipes for Fall: Dracula’s Dentures Recipe

One great recipe that you can create for Halloween is the fun Dracula’s Dentures Recipe. Not only does this monster themed recipe fit the Halloween season, but it is a fun and silly take on vampires, too. Plus, you can scent this melt and pour soap recipe with the sweet aroma of our Lunar Eclipse Fragrance Oil. This scented oil has notes of juicy fruit nectar and exotic floral notes. These fragrance notes blend with notes of sweet vanilla and honey. Not only would this fragrance be perfect for an evening filled with romance, but it is a perfectly irresistible scent for scented soap recipe. This combination of a sweet fragrance and fun vampire teeth is a perfect recipe for Halloween that everyone will enjoy.

Melt and Pour Soap Recipes for Fall: Bamboo Hemp Soap RecipeMelt and Pour Soap Recipes for Fall: Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe

Additionally, you can create the Bamboo Hemp Soap Recipe this fall season. This simple melt and pour soap recipe uses the star anise seed whole herb to create a fantastic soap recipe. You can use this lovely soap recipe to decorate your home for the Thanksgiving holiday. Further, these cute little soaps are perfect for using as homemade guest soaps. Plus, this lovely soap is scented with the aroma of our Bamboo Hemp Fragrance Oil.  This scented oil has notes of well-balanced blend of bamboo stalks, vetiver, and patchouli with undertones of hemp seed and oakmoss. This blend of fragrance oil notes is the perfect way to finish this melt and pour soap recipe. Of course, the refreshing scent and the simple, herbal appearance is another great cosmetic recipe that you can create for the fall season.

Melt and Pour Soap Recipes for Fall: Salt Water Taffy Soap RecipeMelt and Pour Soap Recipes for Fall: Salt Water Taffy Soap Recipe

Of course, a candy scented soap is another great cosmetic recipe that you can create for this upcoming holiday. So, you can create the sweet Salt Water Taffy Soap Recipe for this Halloween. This cosmetic recipe uses four bright colors that are wrapped to look like scrumptious taffy candy Further, this candy soap is scented with the aroma of our Salt Water Taffy Fragrance Oil, which has notes of sweet berries, sugar, and creamy vanilla taffy. This scrumptious aroma has notes that bring memories of scrumptious taffy that will melt in your mouth. So, this is a great bath and body recipe that is perfect for the fun Halloween season.

Melt and Pour Soap Recipes for Fall: Ghost Soap RecipeMelt and Pour Soap Recipes for Fall: Ghost Soap Recipe

Another fun soap recipe for fall is the spooky Ghost Soap Recipe. Since Halloween is right around the corner, this ghost soap would be a perfect recipe for the season. So, you can use these cute ghosts to decorate your home. Further, you can use these lovely melt and pour soaps as well. Not only will this cosmetic recipe get you clean, but the beautiful aroma of Alien Princess Fragrance Oil will entice your senses. This fragrance has notes of bright, sparkling fruit notes and soft floral notes all rest on a woodsy base with vanilla and musk. You will love this alluring, spooky fragrance is the perfect scent for this fantastic melt and pour soap recipe.

Melt and Pour Soap Recipes for Fall: Pumpkin Puke Soap Jelly RecipeMelt and Pour Soap Recipes for Fall: Pumpkin Puke Soap Jelly Recipe

Also, you can create the fun and silly Pumpkin Puke Soap Jelly Recipe. This liquid soap recipe is a fun scented soap recipe that is inspired by pumpkins. This is a perfect cosmetic recipe for decorating this Halloween season. Of course, you can use the decorated container around the house during the season as well as use the soap to clean and provide a lovely scent for your body. Although we called this soap recipe pumpkin puke, it certainly smells better than that with sweet scrumptious notes! This fun bath and body recipe is scented with the Pumpkin Roll Fragrance Oil. This scented oil has sweet notes of sugar and a pumpkin puree spiced with hints of cinnamon, and nutmeg layered with a warm, sweet-butter crust, drizzled with maple and honey. So, this is another fantastic bath and body recipe that you can create this fall season!

Melt and Pour Soap Recipes for Fall: Monster Snot Soap Jelly RecipeMelt and Pour Soap Recipes for Fall: Monster Snot Soap Jelly Recipe

Not only can you create a pumpkin themed soap recipe for Halloween, but you have the option to create a monster scented soap, too. So, you can create the Monster Snot Soap Jelly Recipe! Again, this is a fantastic scented soap recipe that you can use to decorate your home. So, this cosmetic recipe is perfect for decorating for this fun, spooky holiday. You can use both the green slime color and the googly eyes to create a fun monster recipe. So, these features are  fantastic for creating this cute bath and body recipe. Further, you will love the delicious scent of our Tart Green Apple Fragrance Oil. This scented oil has the true scent of tart green granny smith apples. The scrumptious aroma of this fragrance oil is a fantastic scent that is perfect for this sweet holiday.

Melt and Pour Soap Recipes for Fall: Gumdrop Melt and Pour Soap RecipeMelt and Pour Soap Recipes for Fall: Gumdrop Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Further, the lovely Gumdrop Melt and Pour Soap Recipe is a fantastic cosmetic recipe to create for the sweet holiday of Halloween. This scented soap recipe allows you make fun, brightly colored gum drop soaps that are perfect for the biggest holiday for candy. Of course, this sweet treat soap recipe is scented with our yummy Goodie Goodie Gumdrops Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil has notes of cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus, rose, cassis, nutmeg, and woods. These sweet notes blend together perfectly to create an aroma of spiced gumdrops with a yummy twist. These notes give this fragrance an aroma that is hard to resist! This sweet candy bath and beauty recipe allows you to make some fantastic melt and pour soaps for the fun fall season.

Melt and Pour Soap Recipes for Fall: Gummy Bear Soap RecipeMelt and Pour Soap Recipes for Fall: Gummy Bear Soap Recipe

Another delicious candy scented soap that you can create is the Gummy Bear Soap Recipe. This scented soap recipe uses the gummy bear soap mold and fun, bright colors to create a fantastic mp soap recipe. Further, this sweet scented soap has the aroma of our lovely Tropical Blast Fragrance Oil. This fragrance oil has notes of fresh tropical fruits. This fragrance oil includes notes of pineapples, mango, papaya, coconut, and juicy watermelon, that perfectly scent this soap. So, this fragrance will provide your mp soap with a sweet candy aroma that perfectly pairs with sweet gummy bears. This recipe will provide you with soap bars that smell like delicious, fruit candy and are covered in gummy bears. So, this recipe is perfect to add to your Halloween line of melt and pour soap products.

Melt and Pour Soap Recipes for Fall: Fun Things to do in Autumn

Of course, you can create all kinds of fun fall cosmetic recipes. However, there are many other fun things that you can do this season as well! Other than Trick or Treating and Thanksgiving, there are actually quite a few fun things that you can fill your time with this autumn. You can check out a few haunted houses, carve pumpkins, and wear fun Halloween costumes. Plus, you can make a pumpkin pie or walk through a park to enjoy the splendor of all the falling leaves. Of course, there is so many more ways that you can enjoy the best parts of autumn! If you want to check out even more fun ideas for the fall, then take a look at Odyssey’s article on 21 Things To Do On Fall Break! You are sure to find something fun and absolutely worth doing this autumn!

Melt and Pour Soap Recipes for Fall: Any Remaining QuestionsMelt and Pour Soap Recipes for Fall: Any Remaining Questions

If you have anymore questions about creating these fun bath and body recipes, then you should feel free to reach out to us for answers! Also, you can use this chance to ask questions about any other of our free recipes for mp soap making. Of course, you can ask us at at either the Natures Garden store or on the our telephone help line. Also, you can reach out to us online. An easy way to reach out to us this way is through our social media pages. First, you can find us on Facebook. Additionally, you can reach out to us using the handle @ngscents to find us on both Twitter and Instagram. Further, you can use any of these social media platforms to share your own cosmetic creations. We would love to see your own fun fall inspired creations! We hope to hear from you soon on one of our social media platforms. Further, we hope that you have fun with crafting your own bath and body recipes!

Natures Garden is not responsible for the performance of any of the recipes provided on our website. Testing is your responsibility. If you plan to resell any recipes we provide, it is your responsibility to adhere to all FDA regulations. Natures Garden cannot offer any advice on where to purchase ingredients that we do not sell.

Apr
04

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe


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Raspberry Cold Process Soap RecipeRaspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe

Today, we will show you how to make our Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe.  We swirled the cp soap then, topped it with raspberry melt and pour embeds.  This cold process soap making recipe uses Natures Garden’s Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil.  This scent is a breeze to work with in cold process soap.  It gives you so much time to play.  In addition, it smells so strong and wonderful in the cured soap.  If you have not soaped with this scent, I highly recommend it!

Fresh Raspberry Fragrance OilRaspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil

Before we begin, let’s take a closer look at Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden.  We have searched literally 10 years for a nice, strong, true fresh raspberry scent that did not have oily green top notes.  This is an extraordinarily fresh raspberry fragrance oil by Natures Garden.  This raspberry scent performs perfectly in cp soap.  It showed no acceleration, no separation, no ricing, and no discoloration.  In addition, it was super strong after curing and is one of my personal favorite fragrance oils to soap with.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe: Soap Making Supplies Found at Natures Garden

Lye- Sodium Hydroxide
Coconut Oil 76
Avocado Oil
Grapeseed Oil
Cocoa Butter Deodorized
Shea Butter
Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Sunflower Oil
Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant
Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible
Large Square Tray Mold Market Mold
Clear 8 oz PET Bullet Bottle
White Fine Mist Sprayer 24/410
Safety Gloves
Safety Mask
Natures Garden Apron
Thermometer
Safety Glasses

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe: Other Soap Making Supplies You Will Need

Distilled Water
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Cutting Board
Wooden Skewers
Scale
Knife
Rubbing Alcohol (In a bullet bottle with sprayer)
Stick Blender
Raspberries and Blackberries Mold (www.flexiblemolds.com)
Vinegar

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Total Recipe Amounts for Raspberry Embeds:

150 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base
7 grams Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil
2 drops FUN Soap Colorant Ultramarine Violet
2 drop FUN Soap Colorant Neon Pink
3 drops FUN Soap Colorant Tomato Red

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Weigh Out Your Clear Soap Base

Weigh Out Your Clear Soap BaseFirst, we will weigh out and melt 150 grams of Natures Garden’s Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base.  Then, you will need to melt it in the microwave in 30 second increments.  You will want to continue to melt the soap only until it is in a liquid state.  You want to be careful not to over heat the base.  As it is melting, stir the base in between each 30-second burst.

I created one round of berries for this recipe, placing 1-3 berries on each bar.  This recipe created 23 berries which I used on my 9 bars of soap.  If you would like to add more berries on top of your soap, you can create more.  Each additional berry will require about 5 grams of soap.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Color Your MP Soap

Color Your MP Soap
Once you have your soap melted, it is time to add your soap colorant.  You will need to add 2 drops of ultramarine violet FUN Soap Colorant, 2 drops neon pink FUN Soap Colorant, and 3 drops tomato red FUN Soap Colorant.  Finally, stir to fully incorporate the colorant.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Add Your Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil

Next, it is time to add your fragrance oil.  For this recipe, we are using Natures Garden’s Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil.  So, at this time, add 7 grams of your Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Pour Your Soap into the Mold

Pour Your Soap into the MoldFinally, it is time to pour your soap into the mold.  You will need your raspberries/blackberries mold.  Then, pour your soap slowly into each cavity of the mold.  I also suggest using a container with a spout and emphasize slowly, as you can see, I may have overflowed my cavities a bit.  I was trying to take a picture and pour at the same time.  Once you have the soap in the mold, spray the soap with rubbing alcohol if you notice any air bubbles.  Allow them to setup before removing them from the mold.  If you have any overflow like I did, it will just remove very easily by tearing it off.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Lye Solution

Prepare Your Lye SolutionNow, you will prepare your lye solution.  First, weigh our 323 grams of distilled water.  Next, in a separate bowl, weigh out 116 grams of lye.  Then, slowly add the lye to the water.  You never want to add the water to the lye. Stir to completely dissolve the lye.  Set your lye solution aside for the moment and allow it to cool.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Prepare Your Oils

Prepare Your OilsWhile you are waiting for your lye solution to cool, prepare your oils.  In a deep mixing bowl, weigh out 212 grams of Coconut Oil 76, 128 grams of Avocado Oil, 42 grams of Grapeseed Oil, 85 grams of Cocoa Butter, 85 grams of Meadowfoam Seed Oil, 128 grams of Shea Butter, and 170 Sunflower Oil.  Then, melt your oils.  Once your oils are melted, set them aside to cool.  We want to allow both our soaping oils and our lye solution to cool to 100-110 degrees Fahrenheit.  You need their temperatures to be within 10 degrees of each other.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Colorants

Prepare Your ColorantsWhile you are waiting for your temperatures to drops, go ahead and get your colorants prepared.  First, we will prepare our titanium dioxide.  This will be used to create the white portion of the soap.  So, in a small bowl, weigh out 7 grams of titanium dioxide.  Then, mix them with a small amount of your soaping oils that you prepared.  Stir to create a paste like mixture.  This will help the titanium dioxide disperse more easily in your soap batter.  Next, you will need another small bowl.  To this bowl, add 6 grams of the neon pink soap colorant, 3 grams of tomato red colorant, and 7 grams of the violet colorant.  Use a mixing spoon to mix the colorants together.  Set your colorants aside, we will come back to them.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Sodium Lactate

Next, we will also prepare the sodium lactate.  Sodium lactate is added to the soap to help harden it a bit.  So, in a small bowl, weigh out 43 grams of sodium lactate.  Set this aside for now.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Fragrance Oil

Prepare Your Fragrance Oil

Before you begin putting together your soap batter, we have one last thing to prepare.  So, you will need one more small bowl.  In this bowl, we will add our Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil.  To the bowl, add 64 grams of the fragrance oil.  Also, set this bowl aside for later.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Preparing Your Soap Batter

Preparing Your Soap BatterNow, we will begin preparing our soap batter.  First, to your cooled lye solution, add your 43 grams of sodium lactate.  Slowly, stir your lye solution to incorporate the sodium lactate.  Next, add your lye solution to your soaping oils.  Then, use a stick blender to emulsify.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Add Your Fragrance Oil

Add Your Fragrance Oil

At this time, you will want to add your fragrance oil.  So, to your soap batter add the Fresh Raspberry Fragrance Oil that you weighed out.  Then, use your stick blender to incorporate the scent.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Separate Your Soap Batter

Separate Your Soap Batter
Now, we will begin separating the soap batter.  While we will be creating three colors, we will be separating it into four bowls.  So, to the first bowl, add 300 grams of soap batter.  Next, in the second bowl, you will also need to add 300 grams of soap batter.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe: Color Your Soap Batter

Color Your Soap BatterOne bowl containing 300 grams of soap batter will remain uncolored.  The second bowl that contains 300 grams of soap batter will be white.  So, to this bowl, add the titanium dioxide mixture you prepared.  Then, use your stick blender to incorporate the colorant.  Now, the white batter will need to be separated into two portions.  We will need to separate out about 100 grams of soap.  So, add 100 grams of the white batter to a small bowl.  You will use this portion in a later step to top your soap.  You can set it aside for now.  The remaining white soap will be swirled into the main portion of your soap.  To the larger portion of the soap, add your raspberry colorant that you prepared with the red, pink, and purple FUN Soap Colorants.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Creating the Soap

Finally, it is time to add the soap batter to the mold.  So, with your mold in front of you, you will begin creating your soap.  Pour the soap in vertical strips in the mold.  While most of your strips should be pink, some you will use the white and uncolored soap batter.  Continue this process until you have filled your mold.

Creating the SoapOnce you have filled your mold, you are ready to swirl your soap batter.  You will need your wooden skewer.  Then, place the tip wooden skewer into the soap batter.  Move the skewer in a circular motion to create swirls throughout the soap.  When you are happy with your swirls, remove the skewer from the batter.  Lastly, very gently tap your soap mold on your table top to remove any air bubbles.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Topping Your Soap

Topping Your SoapFinally, we will begin topping the soap.  You will need to wait for your white soap batter to thicken.  You want it to be at a frosting-like consistency.  Then, add it to your decorating bag or Ziploc bag.  Cut your corner.  Place a small dollop of soap in the center of each bar of soap.

 

 

Finally, it is time to use the raspberry mp embeds you prepared earlier.  Place your raspberries directly on top of the white dollop.  You can use 1-3 raspberries for each bar of soap.

Raspberry Cold Process Soap Recipe:  Curing Your Soap

Now, allow your soap to setup for about 24-48 hours before removing it from the mold.  Then, cut your soap.  Lastly, allow the raspberry cold process soap to cure before using it or selling it.

We hope that you have enjoyed creating this raspberry cold process soap recipe.  For even more soap making supplies and recipe ideas, check out our recipe box.  Also, don’t forget to find us on Facebook.  In addition, we can be found on both Instagram and Twitter @ngscents.

Mar
09

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe


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St Patricks Day Soap RecipeSt Patricks Day Soap Recipe

March 17th is right around the corner.  So, Natures Garden created this St Patricks Day soap recipe for this occasion. For one day everything will turn green in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. From foods to rivers to people, a green sea will take over our streets for the day. The history of St. Patrick’s Day might surprise some though.  St Patrick Day didn’t begin as a day to eat, drink, and party. In 1631, the Catholic Church named the day an official Feast Day for St. Patrick.  St. Patrick was the patron saint of Ireland. It was a day of religious observation.  Read more about Saint Patrick and his life here.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap Base
Apple Happy Camper Candy Fragrance Oil
Vegetable Glycerin
Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
Silicone 6 Cavity Muffin Mold
Square Loaf Mold Market Mold
Basic Square Mold Market Mold
Natures Garden Soap Apron
4 oz Clear Bullet Bottle
Black Fine Mist Sprayer 20/410
Diamond Dust Mica Pigment

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Other Ingredients and Equipment Needed

9″ x 13″ Cake Pan
Skewer
Scale
Knife
Cutting Board
Mixing Bowls
Microwave Oven
Mixing Spoons

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Apple Happy Camper Fragrance Oil

n NG original scent!  Tempt your taste buds with the aroma of tangy yet sweet green apple goodness that will remind you of the sour green apple candy you enjoyed during childhood.

Top Notes: Tart Green Apple, Pineapple, Peach
Middle Notes: Juicy Pear, Nectarine, Strawberry
Base Notes: Banana, Apple Blossoms, Vanilla Bean

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for the Tops of the Hats

500 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base
25 grams Apple Happy Camper Fragrance Oil
3 grams Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
20 grams Vegetable Glycerin
10 grams Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for the Brims of the Hats

900 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
45 grams Apple Happy Camper Fragrance Oil
6 grams Diamond Dust Mica
130 grams Vegetable Glycerin
20 grams Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Weigh Prepare Your Shimmering Green Colorant for the Silicone Mold

Before we begin, we will prepare our shimmering green soap colorant.  In a small bowl, weigh out 6 grams of Diamond Dust Mica Pigment.  Then, add about 40 grams of vegetable glycerin.  Mix everything together until it is smooth and clump free.

Next, in the same bowl, add 15 grams of Natures Garden’s Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant.  Again, mix to incorporate all of the ingredients.  Continue to mix until everything is mixed evenly.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Weigh Out the Soap for the Silicone Mold

First, weigh out the portion of the soap that will be added to the silicone muffin mold.  You will need to begin by cutting and weighing out 500 grams of Natures Garden Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  Then, you will melt the soap base using a microwave oven.  You want to melt your soap in 30-second intervals, until the soap base is in a liquid state.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Adding the Apple Happy Camper Fragrance Oil

Now, we will be adding the Apple Happy Camper Fragrance Oil.  So, to the bowl containing the melted soap, add 50 grams of the Apple Happy Camper Fragrance Oil.  Then, mix until the apple fragrance oil is completely mixed.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Adding the Shimmering Green Colorant

Finally, we will be adding our green soap colorant.  So, while your soap is still fluid, add the green colorant you prepared.  Then, once again, mix to incorporate the colorant.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Pouring the Soap into the Mold

Now, pour your melted soap into the molds.  You will need to pour it into the silicone muffin mold.  You will need to create a total of 6 bases.  So, pour the melted soap into 6 cavities and allow them to setup.  Remove them from the mold.  Set them aside for now, we will come back to them.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Prepare Green Colorant for the Cake Pan

Before preparing the remaining soap, we will prepare our green colorant for the soap that will be added to the cake pan.  So, in a small bowl, add 6 grams of the diamond dust mica.  Then, add about 40 grams of the vegetable glycerin.  Mix well to create a smooth paste like consistency.  Then, add about 20 grams of the neon green colorant.  Again, mix to incorporate the colorant.  Set this colorant aside for a bit, we will come back to it.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Prepare the Soap for the Cake Pan

Next, we will prepare the soap for the cake pan.  We will pour this portion of the soap in a pan, then, later cut the soap into circles.  So, weigh out 900 grams of Natures Garden’s Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  Then, melt the soap in the microwave.  Again, melt the soap in 30-second interval.

Once the clear soap base is melted, pour about 3/4 of the soap into the pan.  Spray the soap with rubbing alcohol to release any air bubbles.  Allow your soap to setup.  Set the remaining soap aside, we will come back to it.

 

 

Now, we will be adding the remaining soap to the cake pan.  So, go ahead and remelt the remaining green soap.  Use caution, you do not want the soap to get too hot.  You really need it to simply be in a fluid state.  It is extremely important that it is not too hot, we do not want it to melt the previous layer.  So, once your soap is remelted, spray the soap in the pan with rubbing alcohol.  Then, pour the melted soap directly on top of the soap in the pan that has already setup.  Once again, spray the soap with rubbing alcohol and quickly move to the next step.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Add the Tops of the Hats

Now, we will add the tops of the hats.  We will add these to the pan containing the soap that we just poured.  While your final layer of soap is still fluid, place the six muffin bases into the pan.  You want the largest part of the muffin to set into the soap in the pan.  Place all six in the pan.  Space them evenly throughout the pan.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Cutting Out the Hats

Now, we will begin cutting out the hats.  First, slowly and carefully, remove the soap from the pan. You will notice that you have a solid sheet with the tops of hats sticking out.  I would like to note, you will have some excess soap once you cut your hats out.  You can simply remelt the extra soap and pour it into a mold of your choosing.

Then, use a knife or wooden skewer to cut a circle, creating the brim around each hat.  You will want your circle to be approximately 4 inches in diameter.  You will want to do this with all six of your hats.  Then, remove your soaps from the sheet.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Creating the Black Bands

Next, we will be creating the black bands for each hat.  We will create a total of six bands.  They will need to be about 1/4″ wide and about 8 inches in length.  So, begin by weighing out the soap.  In a small mixing bowl, weigh out 70 grams of Natures Garden’s Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  Then, melt the soap in the microwave.  Again, melt the soap in 30-second intervals until the soap is in a liquid state.  Then, add three drops of the black oxide FUN Soap Colorant.  Mix to incorporate the colorant.  Finally, add 3 grams of the Apple Happy Camper Fragrance Oil and 3 grams of vegetable glycerin.  Stir, once again, to incorporate the fragrance oil before pouring it into the silicone 4 loaf mold.  However, keep about 15 grams of soap in your bowl, you will remelt it later and use it as a “glue” to adhere your bands to your hats.

Allow the soap to setup before removing it from the mold.  Once you have removed the soap from the mold, slice the soap into 1/4″ strips.  Place the soap in front of you vertically.  Then, slice them vertically as well.  You want the strips to be about 8″ long.  You can then trim off the extra later when you are adding them to the hat.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Add the Black Bands to Your Hat

Now, you will wrap the soap around the hat, using the leftover black soap to help adhere the bands.  First, spray the green hat with rubbing alcohol.  Then, wrap a black band around each hat.  If necessary, trim any excess black soap.  You will want to hold the bands in place for about 30 seconds each to give them time to adhere to the hats.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Create the Gold Buckles

Lastly, we will create the gold buckles.  First, you will need to weigh out 20 grams of Natures Garden’s Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap Base.  Then, melt it in the microwave.  Next, add 10 drops of the neon yellow soap colorant.  Stir to incorporate the colorant.  Then, add 1 gram of the Apple Happy Candy Fragrance Oil.  Again, mix the ingredients together.  Finally, pour the soap into one cavity of the basic square mold.  You will only be creating a thin layer of yellow soap. Leave a few grams of yellow soap in your bowl for later, we will use it to help adhere the buckles to our hats. Once you have poured your yellow soap into the mold, spray the soap with rubbing alcohol.  Then, allow it setup.

Remove the soap from the mold.  Slice the soap into six small squares.  You want all six squares to be about the same size.  Now, each square will need a square hole in the middle.  I used the pointed end of a wooden skewer to create the holes.  You want to make you square look like a buckle.

St Patricks Day Soap Recipe: Add the Gold Buckles to Your Hats

Once you have prepared your buckles, adhere them to your hats.  You want to place them right on top of the black bans.  You will use the same method to place the buckles as you did when placing the bands.  I placed mine in the area where the two ends of the black bands met.  This allowed me to hide that line.  Once you have adhered your buckles, your soap is ready to use!

We hope that you have enjoyed this St Patricks Day soap recipe.  For even more fragrance fun, be sure to check out our recipe box.  You will find both recipes and classes on candle making, soap making, and cosmetic making in this section of our website.  So, whether you are looking for creative ideas to expand your product line or new to soap, candle, and cosmetic making, you are sure to find what you are looking for.

We would love to see what you have been working on.  Be sure to show us your creations.  You can find us on both Instagram or Twitter @ngscents.  Of course, you can always post your creations on our Facebook page.

Jan
11

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances


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15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances

15 Best Valentine's Day FragrancesThe holidays are over. Christmas has been put away for another year. If you are a crafter, a soaper or a candle maker, you are always thinking ahead to the next holiday. It’s never to early to think about what your family, customers or clients are going to want or need. While Valentine’s Day isn’t technically a holiday, it’s still a celebration of sorts. We celebrate those that we love by giving them something sweet or something that says “I love you”. To help you out, I have selected the 15 best Valentine’s Day fragrances! There are so many good Valentine’s Day aromas out there, it was hard to narrow it down. These 15 are some of our best sellers. We at Nature’s Garden hope you enjoy finding some new scents and maybe some new recipes to add to your collection.

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Angel Love Fragrance Oil

15 Best Valentine's Day Fragrances: Angel Love Fragrance OilAngel Love Fragrance Oil is a must have for your Valentine’s Day line-up. Angels are naturally associated with Valentine’s Day so this is a perfect addition! With a scent of luscious rich top notes of lemon, raspberry, honeydew melon, black currants; with middle notes of jasmine, gardenia, and nutmeg; bottom notes of white chocolate, musk, sandalwood, and patchouli. Nice and light yet complex at the same time. Compare Natures Garden’s Angel Love fragrance oil to the popular Angel fragrance.

 

Angel LoveAngel Love performed perfectly with a strong scent in candles, bath and body products and for room scenting. For cold process soap we found that Angel Love had a perfect pour, with no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. However,there was a slight dis-colorization to a beige. We strongly recommend the use of our Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to prevent your bath,body and candle products from discoloring. Angel Love also had a nice, strong scent retention after the initial cure.

 

Angel LoveIf you are looking for a fun Valentine’s Day project we have a wonderful Valentine’s Day Bouquet recipe that uses Angel Love fragrance oil! An arrangement  of heart-shaped soaps, aroma bead ornaments and flowers to wow your customers with a fun alternative to the usual gift baskets.

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Bite Me Fragrance Oil

15 Best valentine's Day Fragrances: Bite Me Fragrance OilBite Me Fragrance Oil Fragrance Oil is a definite best seller here at Nature’s Garden! Fresh citrus notes of lime and orange sparkle with effervescent highlights as they lead to a luscious blend of berry and cherry in this playful scent. Leafy green accents add intensity as a base of vanilla creates sweet tones for the fragrance. It smells so yummy, you’ll truly be tempted to bite into whatever you have created!

 

 

Bite MeBite Me performed amazingly in cold process soap with no ricing, no acceleration, and no separation. However, there was some slight discoloration to a light tan. Bite Me was also tested in candles, aroma beads and other bath and body products and it worked perfectly!

 

 

Bite MeWe’ve created a fun recipe using melt and pour soap and the Bite Me Fragrance Oil! Check out this zebra print soap recipe soap recipe and add it to your collection for a fun twist on an easy soap that will impress your customers and clients!

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Blue Sugar Fragrance Oil

15 Best Valentine's Day Fragrances: Blue Sugar Fragrance OilBlue Sugar fragrance oil is a fun, unique scent that has a strong base of vanilla with rich floral tones and a hint of musky patchouli! It would be a wonderful addition for those of the younger generation or even for those young at heart! It is a strong comparison to the popular Aquolina Blue Sugar.  A wonderful addition for those that like the name brands but not the price!

 

 

Blue SugarBlue Sugar fragrance oil tested wonderfully for scent retention in candles, bath and body products and also in room scenting. When Blue Sugar was tested in cold process soap it had a very positive outcome. It had a nice strong scent after the cure, also, there was no acceleration, no ricing,  and no separation. However, there was some discoloring to a brown. We suggest using our Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help prevent your products from turning.

 

Blue sugarAre you looking for something fun to create for the kids? How about creating your own scented markers! Whether you have some markers laying around the kids’ rooms or even if you want to buy a new pack to surprise somebody with that artistic talent, we have the easiest recipe out there! We tested with Crayola Markers and coordinated fragrances to go with the colors! (Blue Sugar was matched to the Blue Lagoon color!) Create your own scents or take our suggestions! You can’t go wrong with this project!

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Burgundy Rose Fragrance Oil

15 Best valentine's Day Fragrances: Burgundy Rose Fragrance OilBurgundy Rose Fragrance Oil is a Nature’s Garden original! With this fragrance oil, romanticism, luxury, and culture combine to produce this luxurious fragrance blend. Sensual burgundy rose with fresh white floral nuances, blend with exquisite burgundy wine, and warmed by precious musk and apple wood.

 

 

 

Burgundy RoseWhen we tested Burgundy Rose Fragrance Oil Fragrance Oil, there was some acceleration. For that, we suggest soaping at room temperature to help lessen the acceleration. Other than that, there was no ricing, no separation and no discoloring! Burgundy Rose also had strong scent retention after the cure and also in other bath and body products, as well as candles and room scenting! A wonderful fragrance to work with!

 

Burgundy RoseAre you looking for a new lotion to add to your collection? We created a Burgundy Rose Bath Milk recipe that is perfect for your Valentine’s Day line-up! Have a nice long soak in a luxurious bath of Goat’s Milk to soften and nourish your skin. We’ve added rose petals for a burst of rose fragrance and oat straw powder that is wonderful for rejuvenating and softening the skin. We’ve also used our Burgundy Rose Fragrance Oil for a rich, luxurious scent.

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Butterfly Hugs Fragrance Oil

Butterfly Hugs Fragrance Oil15 Best Valentine's Day Fragrances: Butterfly Hugs Fragrance Oil Fragrance Oil is a fresh scent of apple blossoms, lily of the valley and rose petals. Very simple, yet elegant at the same time.

Top Notes:  lemon, orange, apple blossom
Mid Notes:  jasmine, rose petals, lily of the valley, gardenia
Base Notes:  cashmere woods, musk

 

 

Butterfly HugsDuring our testing of Butterfly Hugs in cold process soap, there was some slight acceleration so we suggest soaping at room temperature to help slow the process. However, there was no ricing, separation or discoloring. The scent held up beautifully both in soap and also in candles, bath and body products and aroma beads.

 

Butterfly HugsIf you are looking for something the kids will like and can also be a fun added touch to your creations, give this Play Dough Embed Soap Recipe. We are sure you will have fun with it!

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Vanilla Champagne Fragrance Oil

15 Best Valentine's Day Fragrances: Vanilla Champagne Fragrance OilIn Vanilla Champagne Fragrance Oil by Natures Garden, effervescent citrus notes and sweet vanilla combine to make this festive fragrance!  It’s got a sparkly, fizzy scent of citrus with hints of rum and a strong base of vanilla! This is truly a fun and unique fragrance!

 

 

 

Vanilla ChampagneWe tested Vanilla Champagne Fragrance Oil in cold process soap and it behaved beautifully! There was no acceleration, ricing or separation. It did discolor to a caramel color so we suggest using Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help prevent that if you wish. Champagne Vanilla also had wonderful scent retention in soap, candles and other bath and body products!

 

Vanilla ChampagneA fun fragrance like this needs it’s own recipe so we created one to show off this awesome scent! Vanilla Champagne CP Soap is both a cold process soap with a sweet accent of champagne bottles created from melt and pour soap! A neat addition to any soap display!

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Fragrance Oil

Chocolate Raspberry DrizzleAre you creating a fun, chocolate line of soaps for customers or for gifts? Give this Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle fragrance oil a try and we are sure you will love it! A deep chocolate scent followed by a definite smell of raspberries! Smells just like a chocolate you will get out of a Valentine’s Day box of candy!

Chocolate Raspberry DrizzleWe found Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle to work perfectly in cold process soap. No acceleration, ricing or separation. It did discolor to a chocolate brown which just makes the soap that much more realistic. However, if you wish for the soap, candles or bath and body products to not change color we suggest Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help prevent that. Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle scent retention did well in CP soap after it’s cure and in candles, lotions, perfumes and room scenting.

 

Chocolate Raspberry DrizzleIn honor of Valentine’s Day, we created a fun recipe using this yummy fragrance oil. Chocolate Raspberry Drizzle Rolled Soap recipe looks delicious but is in fact made with whipped soap and Cocoa Butter Melt and Pour soap base! An eye-catching addition to your creations!

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Chocolate Covered Strawberries Fragrance Oil

Chocolate Covered StrawberriesHere is another fun chocolate fragrance to enhance your “dessert” section of your creations! Chocolate Covered Strawberries is true to its name with top notes of strawberries and a hint of orange liquor followed by rich chocolate and vanilla. A definite must have for a Valentine’s Day display!

 

 

 

Chocolate Covered StrawberriesDuring our cold process soap testing, we found it to have no acceleration or ricing. There was some separation, but it reabsorbed and set up nicely. It did turn a nice, chocolate brown color which just adds a nice touch to the name. If you choose to keep the color lighter, we suggest adding Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to your creations to help prevent any oxidation. Chocolate covered Strawberries also performed perfectly in candles, perfumes, bath and body products and in aroma beads.

 

Chocolate Covered StrawberriesWe created a fun and easy Chocolate Covered Strawberries Swirled Soap! Using melt and pour soap, rose clay and kaolin powder along with some Organic Cocoa Powder, you’ll have a soap that looks like it was complicated to make, but it really is simple to create!

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Deadly Weapon Fragrance Oil

15 Best Valentine's Day Fragrances: Deadly Weapon Fragrance OilHere’s a wonderful, masculine fragrance oil for you to try in any recipes you are creating for your men’s line. A deep, intense scent of black pepper and clove followed by a base of woodsy, leather. A very rugged smell!

 

 

 

 

Deadly WeaponDuring our cold process soap testing, Deadly Weapon had some slight acceleration, therefor we suggest soaping at room temperature. There was no ricing, separation and no dis-colorization! Plus, the scent stayed strong and true through the cure. This fragrance oil also performed wonderfully in candles, perfumes, bath and body products and in room scenting recipes.

 

Deadly WeaponIf you’re looking for a fun, bath bomb to create for your younger, male clients, this is a winner. A Camouflage Bath Bomb will definitely make bath time fun! We scented it with Deadly Weapon, so not only does it look manly, it will smell manly! Plus, there’s a hidden surprise inside of this bomb that will make bath time that much more exciting!

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Fluffy Pink Candy Fragrance Oil

15 Best Valentine's Day Fragrances Fluffy Pink Candy Fragrance OilHere’s a definite fun fragrance for the younger girls! Bubblegum, cotton candy, a touch of fruit and vanilla fills the senses when this fragrance oil is released!

 

 

 

 

 

15 best valentine's day fragrancesWhen we tested Fluffy Pink Candy in cold process soap, it performed perfectly! There was a nice pour, with no ricing or separation! After the initial cure, the scent was strong and true. However it did turn a nice, toffee color. We suggest using Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help prevent this color change in all soaps, candles, and other bath and body products!

 

fluffy Pink candySugar Scrubs are so popular among the younger crowd, so we created a fun Cotton Candy Emulsified Sugar Scrub that looks just like pink and blue cotton candy! Your bathroom will smell like a candy factory when you get done with bath time since we used Fluffy Pink Candy for the fragrance.

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance Oil

15 Best Valentine's Day Fragrances: Fresh Cut Roses Fragrance OilThis fragrance oil is a popular seller here at Nature’s Garden. A true rose scent with nothing added to it to hinder the smell.  It is simply a straight clean rose scent.  In fact, not only is this our most popular rose scent, it is one of our best sellers during the Valentine’s day season.

 

 

 

Fresh Cut Roses

Fresh Cut Roses fragrance oil tested perfectly in cold process soap testing. It had a perfect pour with no ricing, separation or discoloring. The scent stayed true and strong after cure time and it also worked well in candles, bath and body products and room scenting! This is a definite must-have for those that like the elegant, timeless fragrances.

 

Fresh Cut rosesWe have a wonderful Rose Lotion recipe that is sure to please your customers, and/or family members. Made with Cocoa Butter, Vitamin E and a rose-infused tea, we are sure you will have a keeper among your recipes.

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Hot Pink Pomegranate Fragrance Oil

15 Best Valentine's Day Fragrances: Hot Pink Pomegranate Fragrance Oil

This fragrance oil has a bright, vibrant scent of citrus and pomegranates with a touch of floral, and ginger! This is a Nature’s Garden original and sure to be a true hit among your customers!

 

 

 

 

Hot Pink Pomegranate performed perfectly in our cold process soap testing! It had a perfect pour with no ricing, separation or discoloring. The scent stayed strong and true after the cure and also when we tested in candles, room scenting and in other bath and body products. A definite winner among soapers!

 

Hot Pink Pomegranate We created this fun zebra-striped candle with Hot Pink Pomegranate in mind! The pink stripes are created using beeswax, displayed around the inside wall of the jar and Soy Wax 444 poured into the jar for the base of your candle! An eye-catching candle, with some added creativity!

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Jammin’ Rock Candy Fragrance Oil

15 Best Valentine's Day Fragrances: Jammin' Rock Candy Fragrance OilHere’s a rockin’ explosion of cherries, raspberries and strawberries with a hint of icy peppermint and old fashioned rock candy! This would be a fun, fragrance addition to a “candy” line-up of bath and body products!

 

 

 

 

Jammin' Rock CandyWe tested Jammin’ Rock Candy fragrance oil in cold process soap with a very positive turnout! There was no ricing, acceleration or separation and the scent retention was strong and true! The color did turn a light beige color which can easily be remedied by adding some Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to prevent oxidation. Jammin’ Rock Candy also tested strongly in candles, bath and body products and in room scenting.

 

Jammin' Rock CandyNature’s Garden decided to create a fun soap recipe using this fragrance oil in mind! Lollipop Soap is so easy to create, it may be a sin! Using melt and pour soap, and some Fun Soap colorants, your customers will think this soap was complicated to make. In fact, it is so easy a child could create it! (With the help of an adult of course!)

 

15 Best Valentine’s Fragrances: NG Strawberry & Champagne Fragrance Oil

15 Best Valentine's Fragrances NG Strawberry & Champagne Fragrance OilIt’s been said that strawberries bring out the flavor of the champagne. I believe it to be true, therefore this fragrance oil smells exactly like strawberries and champagne taste! A true berry scent with the effervescence of apples and champagne! This is a Nature’s Garden original best seller!

 

 

 

NG Strawberry & ChampagneWhen NG Strawberry & Champagne was tested in cold process soap it performed perfectly! It had a wonderful pour with no ricing, acceleration or separation. There was no discoloring and the scent stayed strong throughout the cure. It also did well in candles, bath and body products and in aroma beads.

 

NG Strawberry & ChampagneIn honor of the new year, we created this amazing Strawberries and Champagne Cold Process Soap! A beautiful red and white swirled soap with the cutest champagne bottles created with Diamond melt and pour soap! Looks complicated, but in reality was super easy to create! A wonderful eye-catching addition to your soap line!

 

15 Best Valentine’s Day Fragrances: Passionate Kisses Fragrance Oil

A playful fragrance oil by Natures Garden which is alluring, energetic, and fun. This fragrance begins with top notes of raspberry, blackberry, and fresh strawberries. Followed by mid notes of coconut milk and freshly picked roses. Ending in bottom notes of Egyptian vanilla and amber musk.  A Best Seller!

 

 

 

When we tested Passionate Kisses Fragrance Oil in cold process soap we found it behaved so nicely! It had a perfect pour with no ricing, acceleration or separation! A soaper’s dream! The scent retention stayed strong and true. There was some discoloration to a light beige which can be lessened by adding some Vanilla White Color Stabilizer. Passionate Kisses scent also has a strong scent in candles, bath and body products and in aroma beads!

 

Well, there you have it! Our 15 best Valentine’s Day fragrances! We hope you can find some new inspiration for your next soap showing, or for a new line-up among your collection! So enjoy and create with our fragrances! We know you will have the best smelling soap, bath and body products or candles in town! Finally, to see our complete list of Valentine’s scents, click here.

Dec
12

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits


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Macadamia Nut Oil BenefitsMacadamia Nut Oil Benefits

There are tons of great ways that you can use a wonderful cosmetic oil. Not only are these types of oils great for moisturizing the skin, but they are essential for making effective homemade cosmetics. But, the oils that you choose depend on the type of product you want to create and the properties that you need it to possess. Each of these oils have unique properties that can add some extra benefits to your recipes. There are so many different properties that a good cosmetic oil can provide. So, we would like to share with you some of the macadamia nut oil benefits for your body and products.

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits For Your Homemade Products

Your bath and body products will change based on the different oils that you include in the recipe, so you can create unique products that perform exactly how you need. This cosmetic oil has quite a few wonderful properties for your homemade products. Adding some macadamia nut oil to any of your bath and body recipes will add some amazing properties to your products. So, let’s talk about some properties that this carrier oil can provide to your various bath and body recipes.

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits For Making Your Own SoapMacadamia Nut Oil Benefits For Making Your Own Soap

First of all, you can create your own soap from scratch with this skin-loving oil. This wonderful cosmetic oil can be used to make soap that is more conditioning and moisturizing than a typical bar of soap. Further, adding Macadamia Nut Oil to your soap can add some hardness to the bar and create a creamier lather. Also, macadamia nut oil will be absorbed into the skin easily. This means that the soap won’t leave a greasy feel on your skin. Further, it has been reported that this oil is perfect for rejuvenating older skin. If you want to try this cosmetic oil, we used this cosmetic oil in our Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe and our Hot Fudge Brownies Cold Process Soap Recipe

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Making Lip Care ProductsMacadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Making Lip Care Products

Another great way for you to use this wonderful cosmetic oil is creating homemade lip care products. Macadamia Nut Oil is a perfect addition to your lip care products, as this oil is perfect for moisturizing. First, this cosmetic oil will be absorbed by the lips easily and will be able to nourish and protect your lips. Also, this oil will contribute to your product having an amazingly smooth glide, which allows these softening oils to care for and protect your lips. If you would like to try this oil for yourself, then you can test out our Mango Madness Lip Balm Recipe.

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Creating LotionMacadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Creating Lotion

Additionally, you can perfectly use this cosmetic oil to create amazing homemade body lotion. In fact, you can create lotion that is luscious and moisturizing. Further, the cosmetic oil will sink deep down into your sink.  Not only will you not have a greasy layer on your skin, but the oil will be able to provide nourishment to deeper layers of your skin.  You can try out this lovely cosmetic oil by using either our Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe or our Glamour Girl Lotion Recipe. Another option you have for creating some delightful skin care is our Almond Body Cream Recipe.

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Making Homemade Facial ProductsMacadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Making Homemade Facial Products

Also, you can use this cosmetic oil to create some amazing products for your face. This lovely cosmetic oil is perfect for moisturizing your skin. Further, the oil is sensitive enough to be used on the face without causing any issues. Since this is a light cosmetic oil, it won’t clog your pores or lead to any break outs. Plus, this cosmetic oil has been known to be amazing for helping to deal with acne breakouts.  So, this delightful oil will help to rejuvenate you skin and will leave you with a healthier complexion. If you would like to try out a facial recipe with this cosmetic oil, then you can try out our Activated Charcoal Scrub Recipe.

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Making Homemade ConditionerMacadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Making Homemade Conditioner

Plus, you can create some wonderful hair care products with this luxurious cosmetic oil. This luscious cosmetic ingredient is perfect for adding to your recipes for hair conditioner or even deep conditioning hair masks. With macadamia nut oil, your homemade hair care recipes will be able to protect your hair from damage and split ends. Plus, this cosmetic oil will help you to moisturize and nourish each strand of hair from root to end.

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Bath Bombs and Bubble BarsMacadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Bath Bombs and Bubble Bars

Another great way to use this lovely cosmetic oil is to create bath products, like bath bombs or bubble bars. This oil will care for your skin and add the conditioning properties that these recipes need. While these products are fun, fizzy, and gorgeous, you need to make sure that your skin is well cared for, too. This cosmetic oil will condition and nourish your skin, so you can sit back to enjoy your creation! Also, you can try out a few of our bath products that include this cosmetic oil, which are the Sugar Plum Bath Bomb Recipe and the Blackberry Bling Bling Bubble Bar Recipe.

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits For Your Body

Of course, your bath and body creations will need to be able to care for your body in some sort of way. You will only have amazing products if they are able to moisturize, nourish, or rejuvenate the body. Otherwise, your homemade recipes won’t be need, regardless of how pretty they may be. Luckily, macadamia nut oil is a perfect cosmetic oil for caring for your body. So, since this cosmetic oil will provide your products with some amazing benefits, that is why we are going to share the wonderful benefits that this macadamia nut oil can provide for your body!

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Moisturizing the Skin

Of course, this carrier oil is perfect for conditioning dry, cracked skin. This fabulous oil is perfect for calming dry skin and leaving your body feeling soft and moisturize. Not only will macadamia nut oil provide your skin with nutrients, but it is sure to absorb quickly into the deepest layers of the skin. This means that the oil will sink deep down and nourish the skin. Plus, the lovely oil won’t leave a greasy feeling on the skin. So, you won’t have to wait a long time for macadamia nut oil to begin to nourish your skin.

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Preventing Wrinkles

You can also use this lovely cosmetic oil to reduce certain signs of aging.  Since macadamia nut oil is perfect for nourishing your skin, this cosmetic oil will care for your skin by rejuvenating the collagen. This collagen helps holds the shape of your skin and nourishing this part of the skin will help to reduce and smooth wrinkles and fine lines. So, including this skin nourishing oil in your daily skin care will help to make your skin look healthy and beautiful.

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Helping With Acne

Plus, this wonderful cosmetic oil is great for those that are dealing with acne break outs. Macadamia nut oil will provide your skin with linoleic acid, which has been said to help with reducing acne. Some dermatologists have found that lack of this nutrient can result in a higher chance for acne and break outs. Plus, even severe acne has been know to be helped by increasing this specific nutrient. So, using this cosmetic oil in your typical facial care regimen may help regulate your imbalance and prevent break outs.

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Reducing Scars

You can use reduce any noticeable scars with the nourishment of this cosmetic oil. Since the lovely macadamia nut oil contains various nutrients, it is perfect for rejuvenating your scarred skin. While scars will fade naturally overtime, adding the nutrients that your skin needs can help to speed up this process. So, adding a cosmetic oil that has a high concentration of nutrients will help you fade these marks more quickly.

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Gentle Makeup Removal

Also, you can use this lovely cosmetic oil to remove stubborn makeup from underneath your eyes and around your face. Macadamia nut oil is gentle enough to use around your eyes and will still remove all your left over makeup. Plus, this it will moisturize and nourish your skin to provide you with a clean, healthy looking face. So, this cosmetic oil is perfect for cleaning up and conditioning your face.

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Preventing Razor Burn

Another way that this oil can be useful is by preventing razor burn while you’re shaving. Macadamia nut oil is perfect for protecting your skin as you shave. So, you will be less likely to get scrapes, bumps, or burns. Further, you can use this cosmetic oil after your shave. This will soothe your skin to help prevent any irritation from your razor. So, you can have smooth, hairless skin without the draw backs of irritated skin!

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Your Face

Plus, this cosmetic oil is wonderful for moisturizing your face. This cosmetic oil is similar to the natural oils, sebum, that your body produces, so it is perfect for adding to your dry skin. Further, the similarity allows you to moisturize this sensitive skin without clogging your pores or irritating your facial skin. So, this cosmetic oil is perfect for rejuvenating your face and creating a healthy glow.

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Conditioning Your Hair

Of course, this wonderful cosmetic oil is perfect for moisturizing and nourishing your hair. Macadamia nut oil is full of nutrients that are amazing for your hair care. This carrier oil will add nutrients that will soften and protect each strand of hair. So, adding this ingredient to your hair care routine will lead to healthier looking, beautiful hair!

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Protecting Your Locks

Another great benefit that macadamia nut oil has for your hair is preventing damage. This oil will reinforce each individual strand of hair to help make your hair stronger. So, this oil will really benefit anyone with brittle or damaged hair. This cosmetic oil is especially beneficial for hair that has been damaged from either heat or chemicals. While you want your hair to be gorgeous, eventually your hair will need some extra care. Further, this cosmetic oil would be perfect for those that want to grow their hair long, as this oil will help prevent your hair from breaking.

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits for Reducing Frizzy Hair

Plus, you can use the macadamia nut oil to help you reduce frizzy hair and fly away hairs. Adding this lovely cosmetic oil to your homemade hair care products is a perfect remedy for fixing rough, frizzy hair. The nutrients in this lovely oil will help reduce frizzy hair, as this will provide your hair with the nutrients that would protect and care for your locks.

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits: Delicious Recipes

Not only is Macadamia Nut Oil wonderful for the outside of your body, but you can benefits form eating this cosmetic oil, too. While our cosmetic oils aren’t food grade and can’t be used in food recipes, Macadamia Nut Oil is healthy and delicious. You can try out some recipes with Macadamia Nut Oil on the Yummly article Macadamia Nut Oil Recipes.

Macadamia Nut Oil Benefits: Contact UsMacadamia Nut Oil Benefits: Contact Us

We hope that you enjoy this lovely cosmetic oil in your homemade bath and body creations. If you would like to share your favorite ways to use Macadamia Nut Oil in your products, then you can easily find us on social media. We are on Twitter and Instagram @ngscents. Also, you can talk to us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Hope to hear from you soon!

Note:  Natures Garden sells our cosmetic oils for external use only. We do not sell them as food items. (The information we provide is for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration). Keep all cosmetic oils out of reach of children and pets. Special care should be taken by pregnant and/or lactating women when handling herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our cosmetic oils. All testing is the responsibility of the customer.

Dec
11

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe


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Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap RecipeStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe

With Valentine’s Day not too far away, you might be thinking about the soap you will be creating.  Perhaps you are testing new fragrance oils to add to your cp soap line.  Now is the time to your Valentines cold process soaps ready so that they have time to cure.  So, we thought this recipe might help you out.  Our strawberries and champagne cp soap recipe uses, what else, Natures Garden’s Strawberries and Champagne Type Fragrance Oil.  This swirled soap recipe uses magenta, red, and champagne colored soap in these loaves.  In addition, we added both strawberries and champagne bottle embeds to top the soap off.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Lye
Sunflower Oil
Shea Butter
Macadamia Nut Oil
Lanolin Oil USP Liquid
Sweet Almond Oil
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Mango Butter
Apricot Kernel Oil
Strawberry and Champagne Type Fragrance Oil
Silicone 4 Loaf Mold
Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible
Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
Champagne Bottle Embed Mold
24K Gold Mica Pigment
Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
Ultramarine FUN Soap Colorant
Cutter for Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety GLOVES for Soap Making- 1 pair
Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
Safety MASK for Soap Making- 2 count
THERMOMETER
White 8 oz Bullet Bottle
24/410 Fine Mist Sprayer

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Other Equipment and Supplies You Will Need

Scale
Water
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Stick Blender
Rubber Spatula
Granulated Sugar
Rubbing Alcohol (in a spray bottle)
Vinegar
Strawberries Mold (from www.flexiblemolds.com)

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Strawberry EmbedsStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Strawberry Embeds

First, we will prepare our strawberry embeds.  For this recipe, we will need about 15-20 strawberries for the top of our strawberries and champagne CP soap recipe.  We will use the Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap when we prepare your strawberry embeds.  These strawberries will be red and used on top of our swirled strawberry and champagne soap.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for Your Strawberry Embeds

330 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
16 grams Strawberries and Champagne Type Fragrance Oil
5 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
2 drops Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Creating Your Strawberry EmbedsStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Creating Your Strawberry Embeds

First, weigh out 330 grams of your Natures Garden Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base.  Then, use your microwave oven to melt the soap.  You need to melt the soap in 30 second intervals until the base is in a liquid state.  Once your soap is melted, add 16 grams Strawberries and Champagne Type Fragrance Oil.  Stir to incorporate your Strawberry and Champagne Type Fragrance Oil.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Creating Your Strawberry EmbedsFinally, we will be adding the red color to the soap. So, to your melted soap base, add 5 drops of Natures Garden Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant and 2 drops of your Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant.  Then, once again, mix to incorporate the pink and red soap colorants.

 

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Creating Your Strawberry EmbedsLastly, pour the red soap base into the strawberries mold.  Once the soap is in the mold, spray your red soap with rubbing alcohol.  Spraying your soap with rubbing alcohol will help remove any air bubbles that are on the surface of the soap.  Allow the embeds to setup before removing the strawberries from your mold.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Champagne Bottle EmbedsStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Champagne Bottle Embeds

Now, we will prepare the champagne bottle embeds for the top of your cold process soap.  This time the embeds will be colored a shimmery gold.  Once again, we will be using Natures Garden’s Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  So, go ahead and get your soap out and ready to cut.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Amounts for Your Champagne Bottle Embeds

180 grams Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap
9 grams Strawberry and Champagne Fragrance Oil
A pinch of 24K Gold Diamond Dust (mixed with a few grams of Vegetable Glycerin)

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Creating Your Champagne Bottle EmbedsStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Creating Your Champagne Bottle Embeds

First, let’s prepare gold colorant that we will be using when creating your champagne bottle embeds.  In a small bowl, add just pinch, less than a gram, of 24K gold mica pigment and use a spoon to mix it with 3-4 grams of vegetable glycerin.  Set this aside, it will be used to color your soap once it is melted.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Creating Your Champagne Bottle EmbedsNext, weigh out 180 grams of your Diamond Clear Melt and Pour Soap.  Once again, melt your soap base in 30-second intervals until the soap is completely melted.  Then, add 9 grams Strawberry and Champagne Fragrance Oil.  Mix to incorporate the fragrance oil.  Finally, add the colorant you prepared.  Again, mix to incorporate the gold color.  Lastly, pour the melted soap base into the mold, spray it with rubbing alcohol, and allow it to setup.  Remove your champagne bottle embeds from the molds.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Creating Your CP Soap 

With the exception of the embeds you just created, your soap will be cold process soap.  You will be creating a total of four one pound loaves of soap.  If you have never made cold process soap before, click here For Basic CP Soap Making Class. Also, before attempting to make any cold process soap, please become familiar with Soap Making Safety Class.  Prior to starting, make sure you have all of the proper safety gear on.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Weights for CP Soap Ingredients

517 grams Water
196 grams Lye (Sodium Hydroxide)

272 grams Sunflower Oil
272 grams Mango Butter
244 grams Fractionated Coconut Oil
136 grams Apricot Kernel Oil
136 grams Shea Butter
27 grams Lanolin Oil USP Liquid
136 grams Macadamia Nut Oil
136 Sweet Almond Oil
91 grams Strawberries and Champagne Type Fragrance Oil

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Total Recipe Weights for CP Soap Colorants
Total Colorant Weights for Dark Magenta CP Soap:

14 grams Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
4 grams Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

Total Colorant Weights for Light Magenta CP Soap:

10 grams Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
1 gram Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

Total Colorant Weights for Red CP Soap:

10 grams Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
5 grams Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant

Total Colorant Weights for Champagne Colored CP Soap:

2 grams 24K Gold Mica Pigment
(mixed with a little bit of your oils)

Total Colorant Weights for White CP Soap:

20 grams Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible
(mixed with a little bit of your oils)

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Lye SolutionStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Lye Solution

First, we will be preparing our lye solution. In a mixing bowl weigh out 517 grams of your distilled water.  Then, slowly add 196 grams of lye (sodium hydroxide).  Next, slowly mix until all of your lye is dissolved.  Also, use caution and remember to always add your lye to the water.  You never want to add the water to the lye.  Once you have mixed your lye, you will need to wait for it to cool.  Let the temperature of your lye solution to drop to room temperature.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your OilsStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Oils

Next, we will prepare oil oils and butters.  Weigh out and melt 272 grams Sunflower Oil, 272 grams Mango Butter, 244 grams Fractionated Coconut Oil, 136 grams Apricot Kernel Oil, 136 grams Shea Butter, 136 grams Macadamia Nut Oil, 136 Sweet Almond Oil, and 27 grams Lanolin Oil USP Liquid.  Allow the temperature to drop to room temperature.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your ColorantsStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Prepare Your Colorants

While you are waiting, prepare the cp soap colorants.  You will need 5 bowls.  You will later be adding about 225 grams of soap batter to each bowl.  Make sure the bowls are large enough to add this amount.  Below will outline the colorants we used for this recipe.  Once you have prepared each bowl, you can set them aside, for now.  We will come back to them in just a bit.

Bowl 1:  14 grams Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
4 grams Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

Bowl 2:  10 grams Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
1 gram Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant

Bowl 3:  10 grams Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
5 grams Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant

Bowl 4:  2 grams 24K Gold Mica Pigment (mixed with a little bit of your oils)

Bowl 5:  20 grams Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible (mixed with a little bit of your oils)

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Mixing Everything TogetherStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Mixing Everything Together

Next, we will be mixing everything together.  We will do this at room temperature.  When soaping at room temperature, your batter, in most cases, will thick much more slowly, than if you soap at a hotter temperature.  So, when you need more time to work, like when you are creating a swirled soap, we highly recommend soaping at room temperature.  Now, once both the lye solution and oils have come to room temperature, pour the lye solution into the bowl containing the oils.  Then, stick blend to emulsify them.  Finally, add 91 grams of Strawberry and Champagne Type Fragrance Oil.  Once again, stick blend your batter to incorporate the fragrance oil.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Separating Your Soap BatterStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Separating Your Soap Batter

Next, you will need to separate your soap batter.  We will be adding our soap batter to the bowls of colorants you prepared earlier. Most of the bowls need 225 grams of soap batter added.  However, the bowl containing the titanium dioxide should not have any batter added to it.  So, go ahead and add 225 grams of soap batter to each bowl, with the exception of the one containing titanium dioxide.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Recipe: Separating Your Soap BatterOnce you have separated the colored portion, you will notice you have quite a bit of soap remaining in your larger bowl.  This larger portion, will all be white.  So, add the titanium dioxide to this bowl.  Stick blend to fully mix your colorant. Then, stick blend each of your colored bowls, starting with the lightest color, working your way to the darkest color.

Finally, we will be adding just a little bit of our white soap batter to the soap loaf itself.  You will need to separate 225 grams of your white soap batter.  This is the portion that will be used for our swirl.  Set your remaining larger portion of white batter aside.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Creating Your SwirlStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Creating Your Swirl

Now, you will be creating your swirl.  We will be creating an in the pot swirl.  This type of swirl is done right in your bowl, then poured into the mold.  So, you will first need an empty bowl.  Then, you will need to pour the contents of each of your 225 grams bowls of soap batter into the empty bowl.  However, you want to pour each color in various areas of the bowl.  We will start with your first color, this can be whichever color you choose.  Look at your bowl as if it were a clock.  Pour a little bit of the batter at 12:00, some at 3:00, a bit more at 6:00, etc. Repeat this process with each color until you have used all of your colored batter.  When you finish, the soap in the bowl will look sort of like a color wheel.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap Creating Your SwirlLastly, you will need to swirl your soap batter.  This really is as simple as it sounds.  All you will need is a rubber spatula.  Place the spatula in your bowl and swirl in a clockwise manner.  Swirl until you are satisfied with your swirls.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Pouring Your Soap
Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Pouring Your Soap

Next, you will be pouring your soap batter into the mold.  You will need the silicone four loaf mold in front of you.  Pour your soap batter into each cavity of your mold.  Lightly tap the mold on the table to release any air bubbles.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Topping Your SoapStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Topping Your Soap

Finally, you will be topping your soap.  We will add a white fluffy soap on top along with strawberries and champagne bottles.  First, you will need the white soap batter you set aside earlier.  You want to wait until your white soap batter is at a thick frosting like consistency.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Topping Your Soap

Place the white soap batter on top of the swirled soap.  Use your spoon to create peaks in the white soap.  You will need to top each of your four loaves.  So, make sure you do not use more white soap than you need to.

 

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Topping Your Soap
Then, you will be topping your soap with the embeds you created earlier.  So, place strawberries on each loaf.  You want to place about four or five strawberries on each loaf.  Then, place a champagne bottle right next to each strawberry.

Strawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Using Your SoapStrawberries and Champagne CP Soap: Using Your Soap

Allow your soaps to setup for 24-48 hours.  Then, remove the soap from the molds.  Slice each of your soap loaves using your mitre box and cutter.  Finally, you will want to allow your soap to cure before using it.