Homemade Natural Rosemary Mint Cold Process Soap Recipe

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DIY Handmade Rosemary Mint Cold Process Soap Recipe

Rosemary mint has long been one of my favorite scent blends. The combination of rosemary and peppermint essential oils boast both a pleasant and invigorating scent blend while also lending their anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. For this natural rosemary mint cold process soap recipe I combined these two natural essential oils with cocoa butter, illipe butter and sweet almond oils for their moisturizing properties while coconut oil and palm kernel flakes help to boost the lather.

Natural Homemade Rosemary Mint Soap Recipe

Natural Rosemary Mint Cold Process Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1.25 oz. illipe nut butter
1.25 oz. cocoa butter
7.2 oz. soybean oil
10.8 oz. pomace olive oil
8 oz. refined coconut oil
2 oz. sweet almond oil
5.8 oz. rice bran oil
.5 oz. beeswax
1 oz. palm kernel flakes

13 fluid oz. distilled water
5.1 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide

.8 oz. rosemary essential oil
.3 oz. peppermint essential oil

Instructions:

You’ll follow your basic cold process soapmaking instructions to make this rosemary mint cold process soap recipe. This batch will yield 10-12 bars depending on how they are cut and will fit inside one of my DIY wooden loaf soap molds.

Begin by mixing your lye/water. Measure out the water into a pitcher or large glass Pyrex measuring cup, then weigh out the lye using a digital kitchen scale and slowly pour into the water mixing into the lye dissolves. Set aside to cool.

Weigh out the soapmaking oils into a large stainless steel pot. Heat over medium heat on the stove until all oils are melted then remove from heat.

Once the oils and lye/water have cooled to about 100°F, pour the lye/water into the oils and mix with a stick blender until you reach trace. Stir in the essential oils and mix well, then pour the soap into your prepared mold. Cover and insulate for 24 hours.

After the 24 hour insulation period you’re ready to unmold and cut your soap loaf into bars. Allow to cure 3-6 weeks before use.

If you’re interested in more recipes that use illipe butter be sure to also check out my homemade beer soap recipe, lavender & fir soap recipe, and my homemade gardener’s soap recipe. And for more natural handmade soap recipes as well as DIY bath and beauty recipes, be sure to follow my DIY Bath & Body board on Pinterest. You can also follow my blog on Blog Lovin’ as well as find me on FacebookTwitterTumblr and Instagram!


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Exfoliating Spring Gardeners Cold Process Soap Recipe

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This exfoliating spring gardeners cold process soap recipe naturally exfoliates with poppy seeds and walnut shell powder to help remove tough dirt and grime.With spring right around the corner now is the perfect time to start making this exfoliating gardeners cold process soap recipe. Make it now and it will be cured and ready right about time to put your first seedlings in the ground. I made this homemade pink and green exfoliating soap using two different batches of cold process soap and three fragrances – Farmer’s Market Baby Bibb fragrance oil, lemongrass essential oil and peppermint essential oil. However, you can customize the fragrance and look any way you like or make both batches of soap from the same recipe.

Homemade Gardeners Cold Process Soap Recipe

©Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients for Pink Soap Chunks:

4 oz. soybean oil
7.2 oz. 76° melt point (refined) coconut oil
6.1 oz. pomace olive oil
6.3 oz. sustainable palm oil
5.1 oz. sunflower oil
2.3 oz. shea butter
3 oz. castor oil

3.4 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide
8.75 oz. distilled water

2 oz. Farmer’s Market Baby Bibb fragrance oil or similar
1 teaspoon red orange mica powder or similar

Ingredients for Exfoliating Green Soap:

10.8 oz. pomace olive oil
9 oz. rice bran oil
7.2 oz. sustainable palm oil
7.2 oz. 76° melt point (refined) coconut oil
1.8 oz. illipe butter

4.8 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide
12 oz. distilled water

1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon green chromium oxide pigment powder
.5 oz. lemongrass essential oil
.5 oz. peppermint essential oil
1 Tablespoon poppy seeds
2 teaspoons ground pumice
1 Tablespoon walnut shell powder

Instructions:

To create this gardeners cold process soap recipe, you’ll begin by making the pink soap that will be the chunks inside the second batch of soap following your basic cold process soapmaking instructions. (This will fit inside one of my DIY Wooden Loaf Soap Molds.) You’ll need to weigh the ingredients using a digital kitchen scale.

Begin by measuring out the distilled water into a pitcher or large glass Pyrex measuring cup, then weigh out the lye and stir into the water and set aside to cool. Then weigh out the soapmaking oils and combine in a large stainless steel pot. Heat on the stove over medium heat, removing from heat once all the oils have melted. Once the oils and lye-water reach about 100° F, you’re ready to make soap.

Begin by measuring out and mixing the red orange oil locking mica shimmer into the oils with a stick blender. Once thoroughly combined, slowly pour the lye-water into the oils and mix until you reach a light trace. Add the Baby Bibb fragrance oil and mix thoroughly then pour into your prepared mold, cover and insulate for 24 hours. Once the 24 hour period has passed, unmold your soap and cut into square chunks.

Prepare two molds for the next stage and evenly distribute the pink soap chunks between the two molds.

You’re now ready to start on the second batch of exfoliating green soap. Repeat the same steps as your first batch of soap using the ingredients listed for the second batch mixing the green pigment and exfoliants into the melted soapmaking oils before adding the lye-water to ensure even distribution. Add the essential oils at a light trace and mix thoroughly.

Now pour the soap evenly into each of the two prepared molds with the pink soap chunks. Tap each mold several times on the counter or table to make sure the soap gets around all of the chunks and to remove any air bubbles, then cover and insulate for 24 hours. After the insulation period you can unmold the soaps and cut into bars. Allow to cure for 3-6 weeks then package as desired with with professional plastic food wrap filmKraft paper, or even fabric, and label. If you’re making these to sell, you’ll need to include the weight of each bar of soap on your label.

For more great homemade soap recipes, be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body Board on Pinterest. And for spring gardening ideas and how to’s check out my Pinterest Gardening Board! You can also keep up with all my DIY projects and handmade bath, body and beauty recipes by following me on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, Blog Lovin’ and Instagram!


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Handmade Heart Shaped Valentine’s Day Soap Recipe

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DIY Handmade Heart Shaped Silk and Rose Clay Facial Soap Recipe - Handmade Valentine's Day Gift Idea

Get a jump start on your homemade Valentine’s Day gifts with my new cold process Silk & Rose Clay Facial Soap recipe! It’s just one of the many amazing bath & beauty recipes featured in Wholesale Supplies Plus’ January 2014 issue of eHandmade magazine. Simply click here to download this issue in PDF format and skip forward to page 24 for the recipe.

Homemade Valentine's Day Gift Idea - DIY Silk and Rose Clay Facial Soap Recipe - Also makes a great body soap and shampoo bar! (Palm free recipe)

This new homemade soap recipe is palm free for those who are eco-conscious or find it difficult to source sustainable palm oil. It’s creamy lather leaves your face feeling moisturized, not tight and dry, and is formulated from moisture binding silk amino acids, rich jojoba, argan & sweet almond oils, shea butter and gentle rose kaolin clay that’s perfect for all skin types. But don’t just limit this lush handmade soap to your face. Try it as a body soap and even as a shampoo bar!

Looking for more homemade Valentine’s Day gift ideas? Get started by purchasing the Wilton 6-Cavity Silicone Heart Mold needed for my Silk & Rose Clay Homemade Facial Soap Recipe. Then be sure to also check out my other homemade bath and body recipes that utilize this same mold to get those creative juices flowing: Natural Patchouli & Rose Complexion Bar, Handmade Triple Butter Solid Sugar Scrub Hearts, Handmade Heart Shaped Handmilled Soap, Homemade 4th of July Red White & Blue Soap, Handmilled Lavender & Dead Sea Salt Milk Soap, and Valentine’s Day Solid Lotion Bars.

You can find more homemade soap recipes by visiting Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen as well as by following my DIY Bath & Body Board on Pinterest! And for DIY Valentine’s Day gift ideas, be sure to also follow my DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts board on Pinterest.


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DIY Game On Homemade Soap Recipe for Men

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Homemade Soap Recipe for Men - Make a Splash with this DIY Game On Cold Process Soap

Make a splash with this handmade Game On Cold Process Soap Recipe for Men! This masculine scented homemade soap recipe is a woodsy blend of oak, sandalwood and musk and features shimmering mica waves created from a handmade rubber stamp. While the waves on this soap are optional, the Game On fragrance oil used to scent it is an absolute must! Baking soda and arrowroot powder are added to help kick the stink after a hard work out at the gym while bentonite clay helps get rid of sweat and excess oil leaving behind clean, clear skin.

Handmade Game On Soap Recipe for Men

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

10.8 oz. pomace olive oil
7.2 oz. grape seed oil
7.2 oz. palm oil
9 oz. 76 degree melt point coconut oil
1.8 oz. refined shea butter

4.9 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide
11.5 oz. distilled water

1.5 oz. Bentonite Clay
2 oz. Nature’s Garden Game On Fragrance Oil
1 oz. baking soda
.5 oz. arrowroot powder

Instructions:

This recipe fits inside my DIY wooden loaf soap mold and is made using basic cold process soapmaking instructions.

Start by preparing your lye-water. Measure out the distilled water in a large pyrex measuring cup or pitcher then slowly stir in 4.9 oz. of lye by weight. Set aside to cool while you prepare the soapmaking oils by weighing each then melting in a stainless steel pot on the stove. Remove from heat once melted and allow to cool to around 100 degrees F.

Once the heated ingredients have cooled weigh out the clay, baking soda and arrowroot powder and stir into the soapmaking oils using a stick or immersion hand blender to thoroughly mix. Then, slowly pour in the lye water and stir until you reach a light trace. Add the fragrance and stir to fully incorporate.

Now pour the soap into your prepared mold – you will need to line your mold if you are using a wooden soap mold! – then cover and insulate for 24 hours.

Handmade Game On Soap Recipe for Men with Odor Killing Clay and Baking Soda and Oil Absorbing Bentonite Clay

Finally, unmold the soap loaf and cut into bars. If you want to stamp your soaps, simply tap your rubber stamp into mica of your choice then press into each soap bar. For this particular soap I used a hand carved ocean waves rubber stamp from Enchanting Stamps. Allow to cure 3 – 6 weeks before use.

For more handmade soap recipes as well as other homemade bath and beauty DIY’s, follow my DIY Bath & Body board on Pinterest! You can also follow my blog on Blog Lovin’.


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Handmade Eucalyptus & Tea Tree Soap Recipe for Men

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Homemade Eucalyptus and Tea Tree Soap Recipe for Men

Even in winter many men are still prone to oily skin and break outs. Help them beat those break out blues with this handmade soap recipe for eucalyptus & tea tree oil soap! This natural cold process soap recipe gives men the lather they love while helping to prevent acne breakouts. There’s even an exfoliating strip of loofah to help remove even the toughest grime!

You can find this homemade soap recipe in the new December 2013 issue of Wholesale Supplies Plus’ eHandmade Magazine on page 22. Download the PDF here. You’ll also discover a lot of really great ideas for handmade bath and beauty products for the upcoming new year!


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