Wednesday, April 1, 2015

RECIPE: Black Cherry Kiss Tinted Lip Gloss

Do you love cherries?  How would you like to wear a deep crimson tinted lip balm with a touch of cherry sweetness?  Here is a recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus called Black Cherry Kiss Tinted Lip Gloss.  This easy lip balm/gloss will leave her lips feeling soft and perfectly condition.  What is great about it is that it takes about a half hour to make enough for (12) 1/2 ounce tins.  Great for party favors.



Tuesday, March 31, 2015

RECIPE: Whipped Lip Butter - Strawberry Sorbet

Have you ever heard of or used a lip butter?  According to Wholesale Supplies Plus, this lip butter has butters and oils that will help dry lips feel hydrated and soft. It quickly soaks into the skin without any greasy after feel.  Want to learn how to make this recipe?  Check out the recipe called Whipped Lip Butter - Strawberry Sorbet.  If you are not a strawberry lover, then substitute with something that would suit more your taste.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Resizing and Converting Soap Recipes

Recently, I posted the article by David Fisher called Calculating the Size/Amount to Fill a Soap Mold to help you to figure how much of a batch of soap that a mold will hold.  Well what if you have the opposite problem?  You know how much the mold will hold but your have a batch of soap that won't fit that mold?   What do you do?  I have the answer for you.  Check out Lather Be Soaping's posting called Resizing and Converting Soap Recipes. In this posting discusses the reverse of adjusting your batch to fit into a mold that may hold a different amount of soap.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Calculating the Size/Amount of Soap to Fill a Soap Mold

To be honest I have been a melt and pour soap maker for many years.  I have taken plenty of cold process soap classes through The Nova Studio over the years and I would like to venture out on this process in the near future.  So you can say that I have purchased a lot of soap making supplies and equipment. Some of the equipment I have purchased have been molds including silicone bake ware that I want to use for soap batches, but I was in a quandary on how much soap to make for a particular mold especially if it originally was intending for baking.  So I looked online and found an article written by David Fisher called How to Calculate the Size/Amount of Soap to Fill a Soap Mold.  This article covers every shape you can think of of. So if you are mathematically challenged then this article is for you.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Once Upon a Dream Cold Process Tutorial

Childhood stories always starts with Once upon time.  But here is a recipe from The Soap Queen that brings the princess theme of true love, happiness, magic and morality into a bar of soap.  The name of this cold process soap project is called Once Upon a Dream. This project features the hanger swirl technique, which is best suited for a more advanced cold process soap maker, that involves layers and swirling them with a bent hanger or wire tool.