Tag Archives: wholesale soaps

Sep
07

20 Halloween Fragrance Oils


This entry was posted in cosmetic fragrances, fragrances, layered candles, make candles, Natures Garden Fragrance Oils, pie fragrance oil, soap making supplies and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

20 Halloween Fragrance Oils20 Halloween Fragrance Oils

Get ready for 20 Halloween Fragrance Oils that smell so good its spooky! These wonderful scented oils are perfect for creating decorations and body recipes that are perfect for this season. You will be sure to love this scented oil in your various homemade creations. Plus, you can use these scents to create some of our own formulated recipes. So, let’s get into some of our favorite Halloween fragrance oils and recipes that you can create.

20 Halloween Fragrance Oils: Alien Princess Fragrance Oil20 Halloween Fragrance Oils: Alien Princess Fragrance Oil

The first scent we have is the magical Alien Princess Fragrance Oil. This lovely fragrance will have you feeling like the Princess of the Universe! This aroma begins with bright notes of melon and sparkling mandarin. These lovely notes blend with a bouquet of lovely floral scents. This flowery blend includes orange blossoms, gardenia, heliotrope, star jasmine, violet, and rose. Finally, this scented oil finishes with a sweet blend of vanilla, musk, and cashmere woods. This unique fragrance is perfect for creating a lovely scented lotion recipe or an enchanting. You can use this lovely Halloween scent in our Ghost Soap Recipe. These cute cupcake soaps use melt and pour soap and whipped soap base to create a decorative cupcake soap recipe. The whipped soap was used to create a spooky ghost with cute faces and all!

20 Halloween Fragrance Oils: Watermelon Taffy Fragrance Oil20 Halloween Fragrance Oils: Watermelon Taffy Fragrance Oil

Also, we have the sweet candy scent of our Watermelon Taffy Fragrance Oil. This is the sweet scent of a candy that would be a hit for trick or treaters. The aroma starts with notes of mouthwatering notes of fresh watermelon, lime, lemon, and bergamot. These scrumptious notes are followed by notes of marigold and juicy melon. After, the scent is rounded out with sweet vanilla and white musk. This absolutely delicious treat aroma is perfect for both soap and candle making!

20 Halloween Fragrance Oils: Pumpkin Roll Fragrance Oil20 Halloween Fragrance Oils: Pumpkin Roll Fragrance Oil

Also, we have the scrumptious aroma of our Pumpkin Roll Fragrance Oil. This delicious pumpkin scent is the perfect comfort food aroma. This fragrance has notes of sugary sweet pumpkin puree that is spiced with notes of cinnamon and nutmeg. These notes are layered onto the aroma of a warm, sweet butter crust. These notes are rolled together and drizzled with the scent of maple and honey. This fragrance oil is perfect for creating scrumptious cosmetic and candle recipes for autumn! One fun recipe that you can make with this scent is the Pumpkin Puke Soap Jelly Recipe. This bath and body recipe uses this scrumptious fragrance and melt-and-pour soap to create an awesome recipe. So, you can get clean and smell absolutely delicious while having fun with this pumpkin soap jelly!

20 Halloween Fragrance Oils: Werewolf Fragrance Oil20 Halloween Fragrance Oils: Werewolf Fragrance Oil

Next, we have the sexy and animalistic scent of our Werewolf Fragrance Oil. This great Halloween fragrance uses notes of fresh citrus that highlight the notes of lavender and ylang. Then, this sensuous blend that mingles with earthy notes of patchouli and spiced wood. These earthy scents are followed by a warm animalistic base of leather and musk with a balance of balsamic undertones and powdery vanilla. You will love this cosmetic scent for lotion making as well as making other wholesale cosmetic recipes. One perfect way to use this scented oil is our Bloody Fun Candle Recipe. This scented candle recipe has a unique design that was inspired by a werewolf bite. So, this homemade candle recipe is spooky and has a fantastic aroma for your home.

20 Halloween Fragrance Oils: Candy Corn Fragrance Oil20 Halloween Fragrance Oils: Candy Corn Fragrance Oil

Also, you can use the lovely Candy Corn Fragrance Oil in your festive crafts. This scented oil has scrumptious, warm vanilla notes of sweet candy with notes of butter and a slight down of almonds. You will surely love this delicious candy scent in any of your Halloween candy themed recipes. We used this fragrance to create perfect wholesale wax melts, but there is so much more that you can create! Our wholesale room scent recipe is perfectly used to create the Candy Corn Clamshell Tarts Recipe. Further, we layered this recipe with the colors of the wax tarts to make this scented wax recipe look like candy corn!

20 Halloween Fragrance Oils: Bogeyman Fragrance Oil20 Halloween Fragrance Oils: Bogeyman Fragrance Oil

Further, you can use the lovely Bogeyman Fragrance Oil to create some fantastic Halloween crafts. This perfect Halloween aroma uses notes of geranium, honeysuckle, gardenia, lily, and bergamot. This scent has rich notes of clove and nutmeg spices. Further, this scented oil is rounded with scents of amber, sandalwood, cedar, and musk. You will love this great scent is perfect for creating all kinds of Halloween recipes.

20 Halloween Fragrance Oils: Berry Bewitching Brew Fragrance Oil20 Halloween Fragrance Oils: Berry Bewitching Brew Fragrance Oil

Additionally, you can use the scent of our Berry Bewitching Brew Fragrance Oil to create all kinds of homemade crafts. This fragrance oil has bubbly notes of peach, apricot, and blackberries. These notes are followed by scents of mandarin, cinnamon, and rose. Then, this scent if balanced with a hint of woodsy musk. This fantastic aroma is perfect for using along with your bath and body making supplies to create all kinds of recipes. One great bath recipe that you can use with this scent is the Berry Bewitching Bath Brew Recipe. This wholesale cosmetic recipe is both a bath tea and a bath melt. The base is a delightfully scented bath melt recipe that will nourish the skin. Also, the tombstone of this recipe is filled with skin-loving herbs that are perfect for a bath.

20 Halloween Fragrance Oils: Caramel Fragrance Oil 20 Halloween Fragrance Oils: Caramel Fragrance Oil

Another great fragrance that you can include in your recipes is our Caramel Fragrance Oil. This scented oil has the true aroma of buttery toffee caramel. This simple and sweet scent would be perfect for creating wholesale soaps and other lovely homemade recipes. Also, you can use this sweet caramel aroma to mix your own scent blends. This is a perfect candy scent for creating all kinds of wonderful Halloween crafts.

20 Halloween Fragrance Oils: Magic Potion Fragrance Oil20 Halloween Fragrance Oils: Magic Potion Fragrance Oil

Also, you can use the fantastic scent of our Magic Potion Fragrance Oil with your cosmetic making supplies to create great recipes. This scent is a magical aroma of Japanese grapefruit and mandarin. This scent is followed by notes of Georgia peach, purple plums, Valencia grapes, and soft rose petals. Finally, this scented oil has base notes of lovely Nubian musk. You can use this scent with your soap and candle supplies to create some great bath and body recipes. One great way to use this fragrance oil is our cute and spooky Monster Bath Cookies Recipe. You can use this scent with the bath and body supplies wholesale to create this cute bath recipe.

20 Halloween Fragrance Oils: Pumpkin Cheesecake Fragrance Oil20 Halloween Fragrance Oils: Pumpkin Cheesecake Fragrance Oil

Plus, you can use the delicious pumpkin scent of Pumpkin Cheesecake Fragrance Oil in your homemade recipes. This incredible scent uses top notes of ardamom, ground cinnamon. These scents are followed by vermont maple, pumpkin puree, carrot, whipped cream, rum, cream cheese, caramelized sugar, and French vanilla. This wonderful dessert recipe is perfect for making a pumpkin cheesecake candle or wax melt recipes. You can use this tasty scent to create the Pumpkin Cheesecake Wax Melts Recipe. This lovely room scent is perfect for creating cute mini cheesecakes that smell absolutely true and delicious.

20 Halloween Fragrance Oils: Witches Brew Fragrance Oil20 Halloween Fragrance Oils: Witches Brew Fragrance Oil

Another fantastic fragrance that you can use in your recipes is the Witches Brew Fragrance Oil. This unique fragrance oil is a secret blend that is unique and mystical. This scent is perfect for creating Halloween crafts. You can use this scented oil to add to your wholesale candle making supplies, like soy wax or candle making tins.

20 Halloween Fragrance Oils: Lunar Eclipse Fragrance Oil20 Halloween Fragrance Oils: Lunar Eclipse Fragrance Oil

Further, you can use the scent of the Lunar Eclipse Fragrance Oil to create some Halloween craft recipes. This fragrance oil has notes of alluring fruit nectar and exotic floral scents. These notes blended with sweet vanilla and honey. This scented oil is perfect for creating spooky melt and pour recipes as well as fantastic scented wax recipes. One fun bath and body recipe that you can create with this scent is our Dracula’s Dentures Recipe. This scented soap recipe is perfect for creating all kinds of unique cosmetic recipes.

20 Halloween Fragrance Oils: Salt Water Taffy Fragrance Oil20 Halloween Fragrance Oils: Salt Water Taffy Fragrance Oil

Also, you can try out our scrumptious Salt Water Taffy Fragrance Oil in your homemade recipes. This scent has sweet notes of strawberry, raspberry, banana, cherry, and wild berry. These scents swirl with notes of sugar and creamy vanilla taffy. These scrumptious notes create a sweet melt-in-your-mouth taffy that is perfect for creating both cosmetic recipes and scented candle recipes. This is one of the best scents for soap making. So, this scented oil is perfect for creating our Salt Water Taffy Soap Recipe. These lovely candy soaps are vivid colors and use soap packaging supplies that look just like taffy!

20 Halloween Fragrance Oils: Sugary Lollipops Fragrance Oil20 Halloween Fragrance Oils: Sugary Lollipops Fragrance Oil

Also, you can use the sweet candy scent of our Sugary Lollipops Fragrance Oil. This scented oil uses notes of candied lime, lemon, orange, raspberry, strawberry, and pear. Further, this fragrance finishes with notes of sweet rose and french vanilla. This fantastic blend is perfect for creating scented soaps and candles.

20 Halloween Fragrance Oils: Pumpkin Pie Spice Fragrance Oil20 Halloween Fragrance Oils: Pumpkin Pie Spice Fragrance Oil

Plus, you can use the perfect aroma of our Pumpkin Pie Spice Fragrance Oil in your recipes. This aroma has the scent of a sweet cream pumpkin that is spiced with nuances of nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, and ginger. These notes are rounded out with buttery vanilla. This scrumptious scent is perfect for creating all kinds of room scent recipes. In fact, we used this delicious pie scent to create our very own pumpkin pie scented candle. Our Pumpkin Pie Candle Recipe is a wonderful candle recipe that was created to look just like a tasty pumpkin pie candle.

Harvest Type Fragrance Oil20 Halloween Fragrance Oils: Harvest Type Fragrance Oil

Also, you can use the perfect autumn aroma of our Harvest Type Fragrance Oil for your recipes. This scented oil is a spicy blend of cinnamon bark and clove bud. This lovely spice scents rest on a dry down of musk. Although this scented oil isn’t body safe, it is perfect for creating fantastic scented candles.

20 Halloween Fragrance Oils: Tricks or Treats Fragrance Oil20 Halloween Fragrance Oils: Tricks or Treats Fragrance Oil

Further, this delicious Tricks or Treats Fragrance Oil uses notes of pumpkin, persimmon, and apple. These notes are followed by a blend of blueberries, elderberries, currants, orange and cinnamon. These notes are rounded with notes of sugar and vanilla. You can use this sweet scent to create a super cute and sweet scented Ghostly Scented Toilet Paper Recipe.

20 Halloween Fragrance Oils: Pumpkin Walnut Biscotti Fragrance Oil20 Halloween Fragrance Oils: Pumpkin Walnut Biscotti Fragrance Oil

Plus, you can use this pumpkin fragrance oil to create another great Halloween recipe. This Pumpkin Walnut Biscotti Fragrance Oil has notes of almond, cherry, and pumpkin. These yummy scents mingle with notes of biscotti cookie, walnuts, and vanilla. One great bath and body recipe that you can use this scent to create is the Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe, which will nourish your body with a gorgeous pumpkin scent.

20 Halloween Fragrance Oils: Yummy Gummy Fragrance Oil20 Halloween Fragrance Oils: Yummy Gummy Fragrance Oil

Another great scent that you can use for Halloween crafts is our scrumptious Yummy Gummy Fragrance Oil. This tasty scent childhood scent blends notes of lemon, orange, peach, grape, coconut, pear, raspberry, and plum. These delicious fruit scents blend with notes of sweet, sugary vanilla. These yummy scents are perfect for creating bath and body recipes as well as room scent recipes that are perfect for this holiday season.

20 Halloween Fragrance Oils: Pumpkin Eggnog Fragrance Oil20 Halloween Fragrance Oils: Pumpkin Eggnog Fragrance Oil

Finally, you can use the scent of the Pumpkin Eggnog Fragrance Oil in your bath and body supplies wholesale. This fragrance blends scents of pumpkin pie and eggnog with notes of creamy vanilla custard, fresh pumpkin and apple. Then, this scent has hints of cinnamon and clove with subtle base notes of cedar and musk. You can include this fragrance to make recipes like our Pumpkin Eggnog Foaming Sugar Scrub Recipe.

20 Halloween Fragrance Oils: Fun Halloween Ideas for Kids

Trick-or-treating isn’t the only fun thing to do for Halloween. In fact, there are tons of fun and spooky crafts and activities that you can enjoy. If you are interested, then check out 50+ Halloween Activities for Kids by Growing a Jeweled Rose. This article is full of fun ideas that are perfect for getting kids into the Halloween spirit!

20 Halloween Fragrance Oils: Ask Us Your Questions20 Halloween Fragrance Oils: Ask Us Your Questions

We hope that you have enjoyed our fantastic Halloween scents! If you have any questions about how to use these fragrance oils, then feel free to reach out. We are available in the Natures Garden store, on our HUG line, and on our social media pages. For social media, you can find us on Facebook. Also, you can use @ngscents to reach out to us on Instagram and Twitter. Further, we would love to see how you use these spooky scents. So, any of your festive Halloween creations would be welcome. Hope you have a safe and fun Halloween!

Jul
12

What is Resveratrol and What Does It Do?


This entry was posted in cosmetic ingredients, cosmetic recipe, cosmetic supplies, free soap recipes, herb, herbs, herbs in cosmetics and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

What is Resveratrol and What Does It Do?What is Resveratrol and What Does It Do?

What is resveratrol and what does It do? Resveratrol is a natural polyphenol that is created by a few different plants. You may know resveratrol best from red wine, but it can be found in other plants, too. For example, the Japanese knotweed contains this herb, too. Whether you consume it from natural sources or get a resveratrol supplement, there are tons of benefits for your body. Plus, there are even benefits that this cosmetic herb can provide for your skin! At Natures Garden we sell the resveratrol extract powder herb for creating skin-loving bath and body products. However, there are many known benefits that this herb can provide for your whole body! Let’s talk about some of the benefits that resveratrol has for you!

What is Resveratrol and What Does It Do?: Growing Conditions

There are a few different natural sources that we know of that contain resveratrol. For this cosmetic herb, it can be harvested from two different sources. First, we have the Japanese knotweed that is a hardy plant that is able to survive against a bombardment of pests, fungus and disease in its native environment. Second, we can get resveratrol from the skin of red grapes. Both these plants can be used to extract the same herb. No matter the source, there are many beneficial properties found in resveratrol. If you are interested, you can read below to learn more about both plants.

What is Resveratrol and What Does It Do?: Red Grape SkinsWhat is Resveratrol and What Does It Do?: Red Grape Skins

Grapes require an area that is either full sun or gets direct sunlight in the morning. Also, most grapes require a warm climate, which the American grapes being the best for the cold. Their soil should be well draining, deep, loose, and moist due to a light layer of mulch. If you are growing new plants, then you will need to care and protect your plant for about three years before you get a harvest.

Once you get a bunch of grapes, you will know by the color. At first, they will be a bright green and they will turn to a deep, juicy red once they are ready. Just know that your grapes won’t continue to ripen after being picked. If you have grapes that won’t ripen, then you can prune some of the foliage to let more sun in for grapes that aren’t ripening. You can tell when your red grapes are ripe because the color will be a dark red without any visible green. Also, you can taste a few from different bunches to determine whether they are ready.

What is Resveratrol and What Does It Do?: The Japanese KnotweedWhat is Resveratrol and What Does It Do?: The Japanese Knotweed

The Japanese knotweed, or Polygonum cuspidatum, is a plant that is native to Japan. While this hardy plant is considered a weed in its country of origin, it is not a danger to its native environment. In fact, the resveratrol harvested from it has quite a few beneficial properties. However, when this hardy plant is moved to a new environment it can become an invasive species. Since the plants are native to Japan, they are integrated into the local ecosystem and have a good amount of competition.

However, when this species moves into a new area without the same competition it has a leg up on all the other organisms. This can lead to the native plants in this new environment to go extinct, which can be detrimental to an environment as organisms rely on one another. This animal may be a food source for another or it may have been a predator that would keep the prey population levels steady. So, in areas like the US and many other places, we would consider this plant an invasive species. This means that there is likely a ban on planting this herb if you live in an area other than Japan, China, or Korea.

What is Resveratrol and What Does It Do?: Industry Uses

There are many different ways to use resveratrol that can care for your entire body! Whether you are looking for a cosmetic herb for your products or a supplement to promote your health, resveratrol is a good antioxidant to try out. We like to use our wholesale cosmetic herb to create wonderful products that nourish your skin. Also, many people will eat this herb in the foods they already enjoy, as it occurs in some foods naturally. However, there are some sources, like knotweed, that are most often used for natural, medicinal purposes. So, read about the different potential benefits of resveratrol and see what you think!

What is Resveratrol and What Does It Do?: Bath and Body ProductsWhat is Resveratrol and What Does It Do?: Bath and Body Products

First of all, this wholesale herb is amazing for creating cosmetic recipes. The beneficial properties of this herb are perfect for skin care. You are sure to feel a difference with adding this to your typical recipes! You are going to love the properties of this herb in your homemade cosmetic products as they nourish and rejuvenate your skin. So, let’s get into some of the great ways to utilize this herb in your homemade bath and body recipes.

First, this bulk wholesale herb is perfect for including in your soap making supplies. This soap has anti-fungal and antibacterial properties that are fantastic to add to your homemade soap making supplies. Also, this cosmetic herb would be perfect for creating a homemade lotion recipe. This herb has beneficial properties that will protect your skin from UV damage. Also, this soothing cosmetic ingredient will help to reduce swelling and irritation with its anti-inflammatory properties. Further, this herb has a variety of properties that would make it amazing in a facial lotion. So, add this ingredient to your wholesale facial supplies can provide a boost to prevent signs of aging, reduce wrinkles, and reduce age spots (hyperpigmentation).

What is Resveratrol and What Does It Do?: Natures Garden RecipeWhat is Resveratrol and What Does It Do?: Natures Garden Recipe

Of course, a Wine Lotion Recipe would have the aroma of our Shiraz Fragrance Oil. The intoxicating scent of this fine red wine. Not only does our lotion recipe have the bubbly notes of our red wine fragrance oil, but it contains some of the beneficial properties of red wine. So, you can use this recipe to learn how to make scented lotion that protects and nurtures the skin.

What is Resveratrol and What Does It Do?: Medicinal UsesWhat is Resveratrol and What Does It Do?: Medicinal Uses

Both knotweed and red grapes are thought to have many beneficial properties. Not only do these plants contain benefits from the resveratrol herb, but they are full of other elements that can promote health. In fact, resveratrol is just one of the many benefits from these plants. Often, people would make knotweed into a tea. This herbal tea could be used to treat a variety of ailments, including dysentery and hemorrhoids. Also, a few studies have linked red grapes, which are used in red wine, to heart health, mental sharpness and so much more.

While these plants contain other elements that provide properties, resveratrol has many beneficial properties that it provides on its own. First, the resveratrol in red wine has been found to be useful for reducing bad cholesterol, which promotes heart health. Plus, this supplement has been found to be useful for helping your body regulate blood sugar. Additionally, people have found that this herb can be used to reduce blood pressure. Additionally, studies have suggested that resveratrol can promote brain health and slow age-related mental decline. It is believed that the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties contribute to the improved mental state. Another potential benefit of using this supplement is that it has been found to reduce joint pain by protecting cartilage from deteriorating and reducing symptoms caused by the inflammation.

Also, some people will take a supplement of this herb on its own to help treat or prevent illnesses, like cancer or heart disease. Although the results have been mixed, some people have found that resveratrol can inhibit cancer growth and change gene expression to inhibit growth. Furthermore, many people have found that this supplement can be used to prevent certain hormone-dependent cancers from being able to spread.

What is Resveratrol and What Does It Do?: Food and BeverageWhat is Resveratrol and What Does It Do?: Food and Beverage

One common beverage that you will find contains resveratrol is red wine. In fact, the resveratrol in the red grape skin used for this kind of wine is believed to be the cause of most of its health benefits. Regardless of these benefits, red wine is still alcohol and should be used responsibly. However, it is nice to know that our glass of red wine is a providing us with some wonderful benefits.

While red wine is the most fun, you can find resveratrol in red grape skins, too. You can eat your red grapes fresh or in your wine. Either way, you will be getting this beneficial herb. If you are curious about what other foods contain resveratrol, then check out 4 Foods That Are Good Sources of Resveratrol by Live Science! These natural resveratrol sources would be perfect way to increase your levels along with your red wine.

What is Resveratrol and What Does It Do?: Other

Although resveratrol is not directly linked to weight loss, you can include this useful tool in a diet to enhance the effects of your efforts. Often, a side effect of this supplement is a decrease in appetite. Plus, many people use this supplement to increase their endurance, which could help you to be able to work out longer without becoming fatigued as quickly. Also, some people have found that this supplement was useful for building muscle mass. Further, the herb has been known to be useful for promoting heart and brain health. Promoting cardiovascular health will help your overall fitness. So, anyone that is already working to lose weight and exercise may want to incorporate more resveratrol in their diet. 

What is Resveratrol and What Does It Do?: Whats Your Favorite Red Wine?

Since red wine contains beneficial properties from things like resveratrol, it may be a good idea to stock up. A glass or two may be enough to promote brain health and support healthy heart function. If you aren’t should about where to start, then check out Quiz: Discover The Red Wine You’ll Like by Vine Pair. This fun, simple quiz takes your taste preferences and comes up with a red wine that you would probably like the best. Give the quiz a try and see what wine they recommend for you!

What is Resveratrol and What Does It Do?: Reach out to UsWhat is Resveratrol and What Does It Do?: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you learned something new about resveratrol from our natural beauty blog. We hope that you can create some wonderful products with this herb. Plus, you can mix this herb with others available on the Herbs and Spices page top enhance the properties of your recipes! If you have any other questions about this herb, then just ask us! You can reach out to us on the phone, in the store, or on our social media. We have a Facebook page and we use the handle @ngscents on both Instagram and Twitter. Have fun with your homemade bath and body creations!

What is Resveratrol and What Does It Do?: A Note About Our Herbs

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

Jul
03

Common Cold Process Soap Questions


This entry was posted in bath and body, cold process soap, Natures Garden, soap, soap fragrance, soap ingredients, Soap Making, Soap making supplies, soap method, soap molds and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on by .

Common Cold Process Soap QuestionsCommon Cold Process Soap Questions

We at Natures Garden love to supply our customers with the best soap making ingredients and soap equipment that they need to succeed. But, you can’t utilize these tools if you don’t know how to. So, we want to answer some of the most common cold process soap questions that we get. This way we can help make your soap making experience as fun and exciting as possible!

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: What is the Shelf Life of Lye?Common Cold Process Soap Questions: What is the Shelf Life of Lye?

The shelf life of lye, sodium hydroxide, when properly stored is one year. After a year it is possible for your lye to work, but you should do a small batch to test whether the lye is still good. If it is actually expired, then it may not come to trace quickly or could separate after it is poured or set up. So, you will be able to notice an obvious difference if you make a small testing batch,

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: How Do I Make My Cold Process Soap Last Longer?

There are a few things that you can change to make your homemade soap last even longer. First, you can use additives, like sodium lactate or stearic acid, to harden the bar. Also, harder oils, like palm oil, can be helpful. Lastly, increasing the cure time, as water evaporates out, and decreasing the time in the shower will create a harder bar.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Is It Possible to Use Baby Oil as One of the Oils in a Soap Recipe?

No, you shouldn’t use baby mineral oil in your soap recipe for two reasons. First, it has already been scented. Second, the mineral oils won’t saponify.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: How Do Your Make Cold Process Soap?Common Cold Process Soap Questions: How Do Your Make Cold Process Soap?

If you ever wondered how to make soap from scratch, then this is the answer. Before you begin you will either need to formulate a recipe or choose a recipe already formulated, we suggest using our Beginners Cold Process Soap Recipe if this is your first time. We also recommend reading through our cold process soap making classes, especially the soap making safety class. While there is a little more detail and safety practices to follow, this is the most basic method for soaping. First, you create a lye solution by slowly adding lye to water. In a separate bowl, you will have your weighed and melted oils and butters. You will combine these ingredients at a similar temperature and mix until your batter trace, which is a thicker consistency.  The soap is then poured into a soap mold. Once it has setup, it is removed from the mold and allowed to cure.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Why Are My Citrus Scents So Light in my Cold Process Soap?

Citrus scent oils often have a low flash point, so they are more likely to burn off the fragrance during the saponification process. During this process, the soap will reach very hot temperatures, which are able to burn off certain scents. It is common for citrus scents to be affected by this issue. How can I prevent this? First, make sure that the maximum amount for fragrance has been added. Also, you can anchor the scented oil by using a scent with a that is heavier, like vanilla. Alternatively, some soapers use kaolin clay to enhance the scent, but it can make your soap too slick.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Are Fragrance Oils or Essential Oils Better for Cold Process Soap?

You can use both essential oils and fragrance oils to scent cp soap. However, fragrances tend to hold better and the scent lasts longer. This is because fragrance oils have top, middle, and base notes that will hold up better together. On the other side, some single note oils whether they be essential oils or fragrance oils, are more likely to burn off. So, you will want to test each oil in cold process soap.

 

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Can Cold Process Soaps Be Molded into Different Shapes?Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Can Cold Process Soaps Be Molded into Different Shapes?

Of course! There are many different styles of molds that you can use for soap making. Just don’t forget that this type of soap gets very hot. So, you need to make sure that you either use a silicone soap mold or a very thick plastic mold, like some of our Mold Market Soap Molds. However, plastic embed molds are not thick enough to hold your soap without melting and making a big mess. If you are unsure about a certain mold, it might be best to just save that shape for melt and pour soaps.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: When Can I Cut Cold Process Soap?

Before you can cut your finished soap loaf, you need to wait for a bit. While the exact time varies for each batch depending on size and ingredients, we suggest waiting for 24-48 hours before removing and cutting your nearly finished soaps. However, you can use a gloved hand to check the soap to determine whether the soap is too soft. On the other hand, you don’t want to wait too long or the soap may dry too much and crumble as you cut.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: How Long Does Soap have to Cure?

The exact amount of time your soaps take depends on your recipe that the amount of lye in it. However, most batches take about 2-6 weeks for the soaps to fully cure and be safe to use.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Cold Process Soap Making Recipes?Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Does Natures Garden Offer Cold Process Soap Making Recipes?

Yes, we have all kinds of cold process soap recipes under the Cold Process Soap Recipes parts of the in the Free Recipes and Classes section of the NG site. There are so many options that it can be difficult to choose!

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: What Kind of Conditions Does CP Soap Need to Cure After it is Removed From Mold?

After your soap has been removed from the mold and sliced into bars, you will need to allow them to cure for a while. First, you will want to make sure that they are in a cool, dry environment. Also, you want to make sure that the bars a few inches apart. This will expose more of the bar to the air, which allows them to dry and set up properly.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: What Will Make Cold Process Soaps Freeze or Set Up too Soon?

The oils that you use will come into play. Too much of some harder oils and butters can cause the soap to set up faster than others.  Additives can also cause your batter to accelerate.  However, often, this is an issue caused by the fragrance oil. Each fragrance performs differently in cp soap and the ones that cause too much acceleration can lead to seizing, or a sudden setting up, in the soap batter before it has made it to the mold. Further, there are some fragrance oils that will actually slow down the process and give you time to really work on a recipe.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Do You Have Any Tips for Working with Problem Fragrance Oils in Cold Process Soap?Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Do You Have Any Tips for Working with Problem Fragrance Oils in Cold Process Soap?

It’s always a bummer when a scent you enjoy is a “problem fragrance oil”, but there are some things that will allow you to work with this fragrance oil anyway. First, we have the issue of acceleration. While we can’t fix the fragrance, we can cool our oils and lye water to room temperature before we start the saponification process. The cooler temperature takes longer to get to trace, which will help balance the acceleration from the fragrance oil. Also, you can formulate a soap recipe with oils that will slow trace, like sunflower oil. Although these two tricks can be used to slow an accelerated trace, it can’t stop a soap from seizing.

Second, we have the issue of separation. Sometimes a fragrance that separates from the mixture can be stick blended back in with enough effort. Also, it is possible for the scent to reabsorb during the curing process. You just need to keep an eye on these to determine whether the fragrance is worth using in cp soaps. Third, we have the issue of ricing, which is when little chunks form in your batch. While this can’t be prevented, it can be stick blended until the ricing is smoothed out. However, this only works in some cases.

Finally, some fragrance oils can cause your soap to discolor. Some scents can’t be prevented, but there are some cases when a soap additives can do the trick. If the description of your scent says it contains vanillin, it will discolor your soap to a shade of brown. However, you can use Vanilla White Color Stabilizer to help lessen any discoloration due to vanillin. Other kinds of discoloration will just have to be included into the soap design.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: What is the Best Way to Clean Up Cold Process Soap?Common Cold Process Soap Questions: What is the Best Way to Clean Up Cold Process Soap?

After you pour your batch into the soap mold, you may realize that you have a mess on your hands. Whether you spilled a few drops, made a complete mess, or only have the bowls to wash out, you are going to need to know how to safely clean up your lye mixtures. Before you get started, it is extremely important to have something on hand to neutralize the soap batter. So, you will need vinegar, which we prefer to have in a spray bottle to make it easy to apply in case of skin contact. After all the batter on the counter and soap equipment has been neutralized, you can begin cleaning with soapy water, we use dawn dish soap, to clean everything up again.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Is it Okay to Use My Soaping Bowls and Utensils for Cooking After Using it for CP Soapmaking If I Prewash It and Then Run It Through the Dishwasher?

No, it is very unsafe to use your soap making equipment in the kitchen. After you’ve used a bowl, mold, or other utensil for soaping you should never use it for anything other than soapmaking. Lye is very reactive and has the potential to do some serious harm after ingestion. So, it is a horrible idea to put this soaping equipment in contact with food or cooking utensils.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: What Would Cause a Batch of Soap to Erupt While in the Soap Mold?Common Cold Process Soap Questions: What Would Cause a Batch of Soap to Erupt While in the Soap Mold?

Natural sugars in soaping ingredients can lead to an eruption, as  the soap gets hotter than it typically does. CP soap can erupt due to improperly  adding things like beer, wine, or milk. First, freezing these ingredients before adding them is helpful. If you are using beer, then make sure that you release all of the carbonation before including it in soap. Also, you will want to boil wine before adding it to your soap.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Can I Use Cup Measurements for Soap Making?

For soap making, we would recommend using weighted measurements . Using a scale is much more accurate and will ensure that you have a quality batch of soap. Otherwise, you may accidentally do something to mess up your soaps. For example, you could add to little oils and create a lye heavy batch.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Can You Make Good Quality Soap Using the Cold Process Soap Method Without Palm Oil?Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Can You Make Good Quality Soap Using the Cold Process Soap Method Without Palm Oil?

Absolutely. One of the best parts about making cp soap is that you can include whatever oils and butters you want. You can use SoapCalc to combine your favorite soaping ingredients in a perfect batch of soap! If you would rather follow a recipe that we have formulated, Natures Garden has a few recipes under Free Recipes and Classes that are made without palm oil. For example, there is  our Calendula Sunshine Cold Process Soap Recipe and our Argan Soap Recipe.

Common Cold Process Soap Questions: Reach Out to UsCommon Cold Process Soap Questions: Reach Out to Us

We hope that you learned something useful for making cold process soap in this blog. If you have any further questions, you can reach out to us in the store, on the phone, or online. If you want to reach out to us online, then try out social media. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter (@ngscents), and Instagram (@ngscents). Have fun soapmaking!