Thursday, March 27, 2014

Fruity Loops SOAP!

I absolutely LOVE our Fruity Loops scent. It brings me right back to Saturday morning cartoons when I'd watch The Roadrunner and the Coyote battle it out while eating breakfast. It makes me think of hurrying through breakfast so I could get outside and play! Scents play a huge role in memories!

I've done a few projects in the past using this particular scent and every one is a crowd pleaser every time! Weather you are 65 or 5, you will likely identify with this scent! This week I am going over how to make a layered rainbow soap using none other than Fruity Loops fragrance!

Supplies List:
Wooden Soap Box Mold

Wax Paper or Freezer Paper
Digital Scale
Fruity Loops Fragrance
Gel Tones Soap Stable Dyes
Olive Oil, Palm Oil, Coconut Oil
Pyrex or HDPE measure Cups

This mold holds 3 pounds of oils perfectly. Here is the recipe I use to make this soap. It hardens up beautifully when fully cured and has a great lather!

Fruity Loops Soap Recipe
24 weight ounces Pomace Olive Oil
12 weight ounces Palm Oil

12 weight ounces Coconut Oil
6.6 weight ounces of lye
12 weight ounces of ice cold water

Mix the lye according to proper safety instructions. If you have never made soap before, please be sure to check out our "How to make CP soap instructions" So you are sure to use the proper safety precautions! Working with lye can be dangerous, BE SURE TO WEAR a pair of safety glasses or goggles, a respirator and wear gloves and always take your time and be safe! :)

Melt and mix your oils together and divide them up into 6 equal amounts using the pyrex or HDPE measure cups. Each cup should have 8 weight ounces of the oil mixture. Add your dyes to each cup. For the Red, I used Tomato Red for the Orange I used the Neon Orange for the Yellow I used Neon Yellow, for the Green I used the Neon Green for the Blue I used the Ultramarine Blue and for the Violet the Ultramarine Violet. 

Line your mold according to the instructions on our website. Mix each color one at a time, so weigh out 3.1 ounces of the lye solution (I soap with room temp oils and lye solution for the best results and DO NOT insulate!) and add it to the first color, the violet...blend using a stick blender if you are comfortable with that or use a wire whisk and mix well. At thin trace, pour into the bottom of the mold and allow it to set but not get cold then repeat this process on the next layer, blue, then green, yellow, orange and finally red. Be sure to wait long enough between layers so the don't get funky lines but not so long that they don't adhere. For me it's about 20 minutes.

This is what the finished layers inside the log will look like. This is the actual photos of each layer made into a single graphic to show what they look like before they have set. This soap is super fun to make and even more fun when people pick it up and realize, they know that scent! A sure crowd pleaser!

To add a bit of fun instead of using a straight cutter on your log, use a wavy cutter or add a soap stamp! To package, use our soap boxes and labels!

Happy Soap Making!

Friday, March 14, 2014

April Showers

Aaaaah the time of year when the trees start to sprout their new leaves and the flowers start to push through the soil. I LOVE spring! This month I will be showing you how to make the Aloe Body Wash for those "April Showers". For those of you that have not found their way to making Bath and Body items, this is the perfect opportunity! This product, paired with our amazing Lotion base is a sure hit in any market!

This amazing body wash is a crystal clear gel that stays thick even after adding fragrance! As an added bonus, it washes off so clean it leaves your skin feeling smoother than ever! This product also doubles as a clear hair shampoo, making it even more marketable for your business. Enriched with Aloe Vera, Chamomile, Sage, Wheat Germ, Avocado Oil and more! PH Balance 5.87.

What you will need:
PET Plastic Bottles & Caps
Aloe Body Wash
FD&C Bath & Body Dyes- I used the Blue
Fragrance- I used Texas Bluebonnet

Instructions for use:
Add 1/2 to no more than 1 oz. of soap safe fragrance oil to 1 gallon of base. Add liquid Bath & Body dye in drops until desired color is achieved. Stir thoroughly but gently. Pour into bottles with a funnel, or use our gallon jug pump.
*Caution: Heating or adding too much fragrance oil can cause gel to become thinner! We do not recommend heating this product. Some fragrance oils can cause clouding in clear liquid bases. Always make a small test batch to determine which fragrances work well in each formula.


Colorants: The best color choices for this product are the FD&C Liquid Dyes or the Cosmetic Grade Gel Tone Colorants. Micas and exfoliants will either sink to the bottom or rise to the top in this formulation.

Packaging: PET or HDPE plastic packaging is recommended for your finished product.

Storage: Store this product in it's original container tightly closed at room temperature.    

Best Used By: One year from your date of purchase.
We recommend using a sharpie marker to date your stock once your receive it. Also be sure to rotate your stock with every shipment to use the oldest stock first. 

Shelf Life Once Used in Manufacturing: One year from your manufacturing date.         

INCI Ingredients for product labeling:

Water, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Lauramide Glucoside and Lauryl Glucoside, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Gel, Citric Acid, Sodium Chloride, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Disodium EDTA, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben and Propylparaben.

Remember to properly label your products per FDA guidelines, listing all ingredients by their INCI names in order of predominance (in order of most to least in the formula).
Bath & Body Measuring Chart!

Chart Based on 1 oz per Gallon
(cut these amounts in half for products you only use 1/2 oz per gallon in)
Amount of
Bath Base
you are making
to add
in Ounces
on a
digital scale
Amount in
Table Spoons
in Tea Spoons
in Drops

1 Gallon
(128 oz.)
add 1 oz. 1 2 Tbsp 6 tsp 29.57 28.35 652
1/2 Gallon
(64 oz.)
add 1/2 oz. .5 1 Tbsp 3 tsp 14.79 14.17 326
32 oz.
(1 quart)
add 1/4 oz. .25 1/2 Tbsp 1 1/2 tsp 7.39 7.09 163
16 oz.
(1 pound)
add 1/8 oz. .125 1/4 Tbsp 3/4 tsp 3.7 3.54 81
8 oz. add 1/16 oz. .0625 1/8 Tbsp 3/8 tsp 1.85 1.77 40
4 oz.
1/32 oz. .03125 1/16 Tbsp 3/16 tsp .925 .885 20
*(Based on an average of 23 drops per gram or 115 drops per teaspoon.)

Want to figure out what percentage you're adding when you add an ounce to the gallon?
Take the amount of additive in ounces (1), + the amount of the base (128 oz.) = 129 total ounces.
Now take the additive (1 oz) divided by the total (129 oz) and you get = .00775
Take that number and multiply (x) 100, and that gives you the percentage of .775%,
which is a little over 3/4ths of a percent.

Happy Bath & Body Making!