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May
31

Zebra CP Soap Recipe


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Zebra CP Soap RecipeZebra CP Soap Recipe

Our Zebra CP Soap Recipe is a fantastic cold process soap recipe that you will be sure to love! This gorgeous zebra glam soap is perfect for creating decorative soap. Not only does this homemade soap recipe have a fantastic pattern, but this cp soap recipe uses fantastic soap making supplies from Natures Garden. Further, these wholesale soap ingredients are perfect for creating quality, skin-loving homemade soap. So, you can check out the blog below to learn how to make a fun zebra soap that will care for your skin!

Zebra CP Soap Recipe: Soap Supplies Available From Natures Garden

Lye
Argan Oil
Avocado Oil
Coconut Oil 76
Sunflower Oil
Shea Butter
Mango Butter
Cocoa Butter Deodorized
NG Loving Spell Fragrance Oil
Sodium Lactate
Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Vegetable Glycerin
Thermometer
Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
Titanium Dioxide
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
Natures Garden Apron
Safety GLOVES for Soap Making
Cutter for Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety MASK for Soap Making
Large Rectangle Tray – Mold Market Molds

Zebra CP Soap Recipe: Other Supplies and Equipment

Scale
Distilled Water
Mixing Bowls
Spatula
Stick Blender
8 ounce Squeeze Bottles (2)
Measuring Spoons

Zebra CP Soap Recipe: Supplies and Amounts

323 grams of Distilled Water
116 grams of Lye- Sodium Hydroxide

8 grams of Sodium Lactate (added to cooled lye solution)
85 grams of Argan Oil

85 grams of Avocado Oil
170 grams of Coconut Oil 76
127 grams of Sunflower Oil
170 grams  of Shea Butter
127 grams of Mango Butter
85 grams of Cocoa Butter
64 grams of NG Loving Spell Fragrance Oil

Zebra CP Soap Recipe: Amounts for Black Colorant

5 grams of Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
1 teaspoon of Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
3 grams of Vegetable Glycerin

Zebra CP Soap Recipe: Amounts for White Colorant

12 grams of Titanium Dioxide
1 teaspoon of Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
(Mixed with a small amount of soaping oils)

Zebra CP Soap Recipe: Prepare and Clean Up

Before you start to make this homemade soap recipe, you will want to make a few preparations. First, you will gather and wash any equipment that you need for this bath and body recipe. Also, you will want to gather your soap making ingredients for this free craft recipe. Next, you are going to want to clean up a space for you to use as a work area. Make sure you have enough area for you to work, so you will have a good work space. This will make the process easier and more fun!

Zebra CP Soap Recipe: Prepare a Bottle of Vinegar

You will need to prepare a bottle of vinegar before creating this homemade soap recipe. This bottle of vinegar will be useful for cold process soap safety, as the vinegar will be used to deactivate lye that may come into contact with your skin. Also, you can use this vinegar to clean up your work station after working on soap to make sure that there isn’t any active lye left behind. So, you will want to fill a bottle with vinegar and set it nearby until it is needed.

Zebra CP Soap Recipe: Beginning Soap Making

If you have never made cp soap before, then you may want to look at some of our soap making classes on this soaping process. First, you will need to make sure that you are familiar with soap making safety. Of course, you can find out soap safety in our Soap Making Safety Class. Further, you can Click Here For Basic CP Soap Making Class. If you feel ready to make this bath and body recipe, then you will definitely want to continue reading this soap making blog!

Zebra CP Soap Recipe: Create Your Lye SolutionZebra CP Soap Recipe: Create Your Lye Solution

The first step you will need to take for this soap recipe is creating the lye solution for your soap. As always, you will want to prepare this soap recipe in a well ventilated room. Also, you will need to wear a face mask and protective clothing during this process. You will want to measure out 323 grams of water in one container. Also, you will want to add 116 grams of lye to a new container. Now, you will need to slowly add the lye to the water. You will need to add the lye to your water. Also, be sure to stir as you create this mixtureThen, you will need to wait for your solution to cool to room temperature. Once the lye solution has cooled, add the sodium lactate.

Zebra CP Soap Recipe: Preparing the Cosmetic OilsZebra CP Soap Recipe: Preparing the Cosmetic Oils

While you are waiting for the lye solution to cool, you can prepare your cosmetic oils. You will want to add these soap making ingredients to a microwave safe bowl. So, you will want to add 85 grams of Argan Oil, 85 grams of Avocado Oil, 170 grams of Coconut Oil 76, 127 grams of Sunflower Oil, 170 grams of Shea Butter, 127 grams of Mango Butter, and 85 grams of Cocoa Butter. After each of these cosmetic oils are measured you will want to melt your oils. After these soap making oils are completely melted, allow them to come to room temperature.

Zebra CP Soap Recipe: Creating the ColorantsZebra CP Soap Recipe: Creating the Colorants

Before your lye solution cools enough to combine with the soap making oils, you can make some preparations for the soap colorants. You will need to create both a white colorant and a black colorant for your soap making.

Zebra CP Soap Recipe: Creating the White Colorant

In one bowl, you will want to add all of the soap making ingredients for the white soap colorant. You will want to add 12 grams of the Titanium Dioxide and 1 teaspoon of the Diamond Dust Mica Pigment. Then, you will want to mix these ingredients with a small amount of the soap making oils. You will need to be sure to mix these soaping ingredients thoroughly with the other bath and body ingredients.

Zebra CP Soap Recipe: Creating the Black Colorant

In another bowl, you will want to create the black soap colorant. This bowl will contain 5 grams of the Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant. Also, you will want to add 1 teaspoon of the Diamond Dust Mica Pigment and 3 grams of the vegetable glycerin. You will want to be sure that you mix these cosmetic ingredients together well.

Zebra CP Soap Recipe: Combining Your Cosmetic IngredientsZebra CP Soap Recipe: Combining Your Cosmetic Ingredients

Now that your lye solution has cooled to room temperature, you are ready to combine all of your soap making ingredients. At this point, you will want to add 8 grams of the sodium lactate to your cooled lye solution. You will want to mix everything together thoroughly. Next, you will be able to add this mixture to your melted soap making oils. You will want to use a stick blender to fully incorporate all of these cosmetic ingredients.

Zebra CP Soap Recipe: Adding the Fragrance OilZebra CP Soap Recipe: Adding the Fragrance Oil

Now you are able to add the soap scent to your soap batter mixture. So, you will want to add 64 grams of the NG Loving Spell Fragrance Oil to your soap batter. You will love the absolutely tantalizing aroma of this lovely soap scent! This scented oil is composed of a sweet bouquet of mandarin orange, bergamot, and tangerine notes. These fragrance oil notes are enhanced by hints of fresh peaches, strawberries, and raspberries. This aroma rests on an undertone of white musk notes. So, this is a refreshing scented oil that you can add to your cold process soap! You will want to make sure that the fragrance is fully incorporated.

Zebra CP Soap Recipe: Adding the ColorantsZebra CP Soap Recipe: Adding the Colorants

Once your soap batter has been fully mixed and scented, you are ready to add the colorant to your soap recipe. So, you will want to retrieve a new, clean mixing bowl. You will want to separate the soap batter into two even portions of the soap. In one of the two portions, you will add the black colorant. In the other soap batter portion, you will add the white soap colorant. You will want to be sure to use the stick blender to incorporate the colorants fully into the soap batter.

Zebra CP Soap Recipe: Filling the Squeeze BottlesZebra CP Soap Recipe: Filling the Squeeze Bottles

Next, you are going to want to add the soap mixture to your squeeze bottles. So, you will want to retrieve the black soap batter and pour this soap into one of your squeeze bottles. Then, you are going to want to use the white soap batter to fill the second squeeze bottle. Once both of these bottles are filled, you will want to add the lids and get ready to use your squeeze bottles.

Zebra CP Soap Recipe: Adding the Zebra StripesZebra CP Soap Recipe: Adding the Zebra Stripes

Now you are going to need to grab the Large Rectangle Tray Mold. You will be adding the black soap to your soap mold. This soap will be added in a way to create lines that look just like the stripes on a zebra. For each of the rectangles in the divided soap mold, you will need to create a gorgeous zebra print pattern

Zebra CP Soap Recipe: Filling in the White SoapZebra CP Soap Recipe: Filling in the White Soap

Once you have the black stripes in your wholesale soap mold, you will want to fill in the white soap. You will want to add use the other squeeze bottle to add the white soap to the empty spaces. After you have filled the first layer of soap in the mold, you will want to move on to the next step in the process.

Zebra CP Soap Recipe: Filling Up the Soap MoldZebra CP Soap Recipe: Filling Up the Soap Mold

Now, you are going to use the rest of your two soap colors to fill up your whole mold. You will want to layer the same colors on top of each other. Also, you will need to alternate between white and black to create each layer of soap. Also, you can refill the squeeze bottles as you need to with the remaining soap in the bowls. Once your mold is completely filled with the soap, then you can move on with the process.

Zebra CP Soap Recipe: Finishing Your Homemade SoapZebra CP Soap Recipe: Finishing Your Homemade Soap

Finally, your soap making recipe is nearly finished and ready to use! Before you can remove the soap from the mold, you will need to wait about 24 to 48 hours. Once your soap is set up enough you can remove it from the mold and cut your soap. You will be able to cut up eight bars of soap for individual use. Then, you will just need to wait for your cold process soap to cure. This curing process will take about four to six weeks for the lye to completely react with the soaping oils. After, you will be able to use your finished soap!

Zebra CP Soap Recipe: Baby Zebra Born

Not only is the zebra print pattern fun for soap making, but real life zebras are beautiful, too. Of course, baby zebras are just the cutest little things! If you would like to learn more about a more recently born baby zebra, then you should definitely take a look at the It’s A Girl! LA Zoo Celebrates Endangered Zebra Birth article from Patch. This precious little one was the first zebra born at this zoo in thirty years. Plus, this little zebra is just too cute not to take a peek at!

Zebra CP Soap Recipe: Ask Us QuestionsZebra CP Soap Recipe: Ask Us Questions

We hope that you have enjoyed this homemade zebra soap recipe! If you have any more questions about how to make soap like this, then you can reach out to us to ask any of your questions. You can talk to us on our HUG Line, in the store, and online. An easy way that you can reach out to us online is through our social media. We are available on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on either Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these social media platforms to ask the questions that you may have, but you can share your own soap making creations, too! So, we hope to hear from you sometime soon!

Mar
16

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe


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Rainbow Zebra Print Soap RecipeRainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe

If you are looking for a fun recipe for soap without lye, then check out the latest soap creation from Natures Garden! The Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe is a fun way to create your very own soap using a great melt and pour base. Our design was inspired by the beauty of wild zebras. Did you know that each zebra’s stripes are as unique as your fingerprint? This means that no two zebras will have the same pattern. So, we used the unique design of the stripes and made it even wilder by using a rainbow of different colors. This will leave you with bars of soap that are fun and beautiful.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Ingredients Available From Natures Garden

Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap Base
Teal FUN Soap Colorant 
Neon Blue Soap Colorant
Yelp Yellow Soap Colorant 
Neon Pink Soap Colorant
Square Loaf – Mold Market Molds
Amazingly Grace Fragrance Oil
8oz Blue PET Bullet Bottles
Black Fine Mist Sprayers 24/410
Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Cutter For Mitre Box – Stainless Steel

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Other Equipment Needed

A few Mixing Bowls (5)
Scale (grams)
Rubbing Alcohol
Mixing Spoon
Block (or another object to slide under the mold)

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Total Weights and Amounts

1408 grams of the Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap Base
5 drops of the Yelp Yellow Soap Colorant
6 drops of the Teal FUN Soap Colorant
5 drops of the Neon Blue Soap Colorant
68 grams of the Amazingly Grace Fragrance Oil
5 drops of the Neon Pink Soap Colorant

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Preparing Your Craft Area

Before you begin creating your recipe there are a few things that you can do to make the process easier and more fun. First, you will want to collect your equipment for this recipe. This way you won’t have your melted soap set up while you look for supplies. While this won’t ruin your recipe, it can become frustrating. Further, you want to make sure your supplies and work area are clean. This will make sure that dirt or crumbs from other projects don’t make their way into your recipe. Also, you can fill up your bullet bottle with rubbing alcohol and place a sprayer on top. This will ensure that you will have this ready to use before your layers set up.  Also, decide what order you want to pour your layers.  We created this soap a few times, varying the order of the colors.  You can choose to pour your colors in any order.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Weighing and Scenting the First LayerRainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Weighing and Scenting the First Layer

First, you are going to prepare the bottom layer of your soap loaf. So, weigh 152 grams of the Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap Base into your mixing bowl. Melt the soap thoroughly using 30 second intervals and stir between heating to prevent scorching. Next, weigh 7 grams of the Amazingly Grace Fragrance Oil. Mix this into your soap base. Now, you are ready to pour.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Pouring the First LayerRainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Pouring the First Layer

Next, we are going to pour this first layer into our square loaf mold. So, you are going to need to prop up one side. We used a small block of wood, but you can use anything you can find to raise one side of the mold. Creating this angle will allow us to make stripes that better resemble a zebra pattern. Once your layer has been poured remember to spray the top with the rubbing alcohol. This will release any bubbles and allow your layers to stick together.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Making the Yellow Layer

Now, we are ready to create our yellow layer for this soap. So, weigh 200 grams of the mp soap base into a clean mixing bowl. Use a microwave in short bursts to melt the soap and mix between heating. After, add 10 grams of the fragrance oil. Plus, you will add 5 drops of the Yelp Yellow FUN Soap Colorant. Make sure to incorporate this your soaps well enough that your color is even. Then, you can get ready to pour.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Pouring the Second LayerRainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Pouring the Second Layer

For this step, we are going to be pouring the second layer into the soap mold. First, we need to make sure that the previous layer has set up almost completely. The timing is very important with this recipe.  You want the soap to form a pretty thick film.  However, you don’t want it to be completely hardened.  If it still has some flexibility when you pour your next layer, the line will be more wavy like a zebra instead of sharp and angled.  Once you are sure you are ready to pour, you will need to take your mold off the block and set it flat. Since our last layer was already at an angle, this layer will fill in the spaces. Once you have added all of this layer, lightly spray the top with the rubbing alcohol.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Creating the Next LayerRainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Creating the Next Layer to Pour

Now, we are going to make our second white layer for this recipe. So, weigh 152 grams of the soap base into a mixing bowl. Carefully melt the mp soap in a microwave. Then, add 7 grams of the fragrance oil to the mixture. Combine these ingredients thoroughly before you move on to pouring the mixture.

Next, we will get ready to pour this layer. So, check your yellow soap layer and see whether it has set up. Since these layers are fairly thin, they shouldn’t take too long to set up. When your soap is ready you can leave the mold flat and begin to pour. After, you will need to lightly spray the top of this layer with the alcohol.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Creating the Teal LayerRainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Creating the Teal Layer

Next, we are going to be making the teal colored layer for our homemade soap. After you measure 200 grams of soap base, melt the soap using a microwave. Remember to use short bursts and periodically stir. Once your soap is melted add 10 grams of the scented oil and 6 drops of the Teal FUN Soap Colorant. Mix all of your ingredients together well. Then, we can move on to creating this next part of the design.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Creating a Forked Layer

This part of the soap will be slightly different than the other layers. We are going to create a forked layer with our teal mixture. First, you will need to pour about half of your teal soap into the mold. For this part, your mold will remain flat on the table. Then, spray the layer with alcohol and allow the soap to set up.

Once your teal layer has set up completely you are ready to add the white portion of the fork. First, you are going to need to tilt your mold. We used two of our blocks to create a bigger tilt and make sure that the white layer was only on one side of the mold. Depending on what you have used to angle your mold, you may need to play with your height a bit before you are ready to pour. Melt 150 grams of the yogurt soap and add 7 grams of the Amazingly Grace Fragrance Oil. Once you have added this white layer you can spray the top with rubbing alcohol. Make sure to leave the soap mold angle the same way until you pour your next layer.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Adding the Other Half of the Teal MixtureRainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Adding the Other Half of the Teal Mixture

Next, we are going to be finishing the forked layer with the rest of our teal colored soap. So, make sure that the white soap has set up. Then, you can melt the teal soap again. Once your soap has melted you will pour the teal soap into the mold at the same angle as your previous white layer. After, you can spray the tops with rubbing alcohol. Now, this will leave you with a forked appearance for this stripe.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Adding the Next White LayerRainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Adding the Next White Layer

Now, we are ready to create our next layer for this soap. So, melt 150 grams of the melt and pour soap in the microwave. After, you will need to include 7 grams of the fragrance oil and mix the ingredient well. Once everything is ready to pour, check that your last layer has mostly set up. If it has, then you can start pouring this layer.

First, you will need to get rid of the angle. So, you can set the mold down flat on your work surface. Now, you will pour this scented white soap on top of your hardened teal layer. Once everything has been added you can spray the top with rubbing alcohol. Then, move on to creating the next layer.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Adding the Blue and White LayersRainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Adding the Neon Blue and White Layers

This time you will be mixing up the neon blue layer for our recipe. So, carefully melt another 200 grams of soap into a clean mixing bowl. Once your soap is all melted you will need to add 10 grams of the fragrance oil along with 5 drops of the Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant. Make sure to mix these ingredients thoroughly. Once the previous layer has completely set up you can add the blue layer on top. Then, spray the top of this layer with the rubbing alcohol.

Now, you will be mixing the next layer for your zebra soap recipe. You will need to melt 150 grams of the Melt and Pour Soap Base in the microwave. Once your soap has been completely melted, you can add 7 grams of the scented oil. Mix this ingredient into the soap. After the blue layer has completely set up you are ready to pour in this next layer. Remember to spray the top with alcohol before moving on to the next step.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Creating and Pouring the Pink Layer

You will need to create the pink soap for this next layer. So, melt 200 grams of the yogurt mp soap.  Then, 10 grams of the fragrance to your melted soap. Also, mix in 5 drops of Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant. After all this is mixed together, check that your previous layer has set up completely. Once it has you can move on to the next step.

Next, we are going to be pouring the pink layer onto your soap. This next layer will be slightly angled. You can use a similar height to the yellow layer and add the wedge to the opposite side as before. As soon as you get your desired angle, pour in this pink mixture. Then, spray the top with rubbing alcohol.

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Mixing and Adding the Top Layer

Finally, we are going to be adding the last layer for the zebra print soap. You will need to melt 150 grams of the soap in a microwave. Then, incorporate 7 grams of the fragrance oil. Once everything has mixed together you should check to make sure that the pink layer has set up completely. If it has, then remove the object from underneath the mold and pour your soap. After the soap is in the mold, spray the soap to release any air bubbles. Now, you just need to wait for your last layer to set up and you will be ready to cut and use your soap!

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Interesting Facts

Zebras are such majestic animals, but their beautiful stripes are just for looks. There are quite a few ideas as to how these unique patterns are beneficial. Firstly, the zebras are able to use each of their unique patterns in a group to confuse predators. Since these stripes help the zebras blend into their herd, they will even circle around young animals to create a defensive barrier. But, there are quite a few more reasons why this pattern is so important. If you would like to learn a bit more, then you should go to the article Plains Zebra by National Geographic

Rainbow Zebra Print Soap RecipeRainbow Zebra Print Soap Recipe: Talk to Us

We hope that you enjoyed this fun soap recipe as much as we have. If you would like to share your creation with us, we would love to hear all about it. Also, we are available to answer any questions and concerns. Just reach out to us on social media and we will be able to get right back to you. You can find us on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, we are on both Instagram and Twitter. So, you can find us with @ngscents for those. Can’t wait to hear from you!

Jan
23

Shea Butter Soap


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shea butter soapShea Butter Soap

Hello all of you amazing people! I hope this finds you all having a fantastic day! For all you soap makers out there, what is your absolute favorite kind of soap to make? Maybe you’re more into cold process soap making, or melt and pour soaping, or maybe your favorite is even to make your own hot process soap recipes? No matter what your favorite kind is, each kind is unique and wonderful! Let’s talk about melt and pour soap right now, specifically Shea Butter Soap! This is one wonderful kind of soap that you’re sure to want to use as soon as possible!

Are you wondering about the ingredients in our Shea Butter Soap? Well, let me tell you all about them! Shea Butter melt and pour soap contains the following: vegetable glycerin, titanium dioxide, coconut oil, sodium stearate, sodium myristate, palm oil, sodium cocoate, purified water, sunflower oil, and shea butter. Each of these ingredients bring their own special benefits to your skin when used in soaps.

Vegetable Glycerin: This helps to cool the skin, pulls in oxygen, and retains moisture in the skin.

Titanium Dioxide: This is will whiten soap.  Also, it is sometimes used to help protect the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays, working as a great sunscreen.

Coconut Oil: Coconut oil helps to smooth and soften skin.

Sodium Stearate: This ingredient is the sodium salt that comes from stearic acid.  It works as a surfactant, and emilsifying agent, and helps to thicken the soap.

Sodium Myristate: This ingredient is the sodium salt derived from myristic acid.This works as an emulsifying agent, also helping to cleanse the skin and remove dirt.

Palm Oil: Palm Oil helps to remove oils and dirt from the skin, as well as working to restore natural oils within the skin.

Sodium Cocoate: Sodium Cocoate derived from coconut oil, it helps to cleanse the skin and works as a surfactant, helping to make it easier to remove dirt and grime from your skin.

Sunflower Oil: Helps to retain moisture in the skin, as well as helping to treat conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis.

Purified Water: Purified water helps to soften and hydrate the skin, as well as working to treat eczema, dry skin, psoriasis, and many other skin conditions.

Shea Butter: Shea butter works to hydrate the skin, as well as working as a sunscreen, helping to heal cuts and burns, and helps to treat wrinkles and fine lines.

 

Here at Nature’s Garden, we offer many free recipes and classes. Are you looking for some cool new projects to try using Shea Butter Melt and Pour Soap? Well, when you’re on our Shea Butter page, make sure to check out all of our awesome recipes under the Recipe tab on top of the picture! I recommend our Zebra Print Soap…but what can I say? I’m a sucker for animal prints! We have many others as well, like our Fish Kiss Soap, our Clamshell Kiwi Sugar Cubes, and be sure to try out our delicious looking 7 Up Bundt Cake Soap! These projects and creations will definitely be ones that all of your friends, family, and even your customers will love and adore! These are definitely ones that you can’t pass up! Enjoy this wonderfully amazing soap and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!

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