Sunday, November 23, 2014

Lotion Melt and Pour Cubes

The Soap Queen has been posting a lot of great ideas in her 12 Days of Christmas series.  This recent posting for Lotion Melt and Pour Cubes is a really interesting one.  The project takes melt and pour soap and incorporates a Aloe Lotion base.  But as The Soap Queen says that adding oils and butters to melt and pour bases can be tricky.  Extra oils can cause the base not to set up correctly or inhibit lather.  But guess what?  She has found a way to add Aloe Lotion Base to the Shea Melt and Pour bases to create a creamy, firm bar,  There is an very important step in the process, that I am not going to reveal. You will just have to find out by reading the instructions.  You cannot forget the step or the lotion and the base may just separate.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

12 Days of Christmas: Winter Gardenia Ombre Candle

What's up? Need to bring some light into your Christmas Holidays? For those who are into candle making, here is a project that would be great for the holidays.  This Winter Gardenia Ombre Candle appears in The Soap Queen's 12 Days of Christmas series. Any level of candle maker can do this project even though it is ranked for the beginner.  It takes about 5-6 hours to make one (8) ounce candle but it would be a great gift to give.  So if you want to make a lot of these for the holidays, I would suggest you get started soon than later.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Peppermint Pucker Lip Scrub

The countdown in the Soap Queen's 12 Days of Christmas continues with this recipe for Peppermint Pucker Lip Scrub.  This easy recipe lightly exfoliates, allowing the lip balm that you apply soak in better.  So you will have more hydrated and happy lips.  It takes only 30 minutes to make this recipe and you will have enough to give out for holidays!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

12 Days of Christmas: Minty Layered Bath Salts

It has been awhile since I have made bath salts since I rarely use myself or know to many people who have time to soak in the tub. But if you know people who do like to soak in the tub, you may want to check out this recipe for Minty Layered Bath Salts from The Soap Queen.  This recipe is from her 12 Days of Christmas.  If you missed any of the recipes, I have been posting them religiously or go to The Soap Queen's website.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

12 Days of Christmas: Whipped Champagne Shea Butter

The Soap Queen has a really great series going on called the 12 Days of Christmas.  I have posted most of them already but I wanted to share each and every project that is posted. The next project posted was a Whipped Shea Butter recipe.  According to the posting this recipe is rich and creamy that helps protects the skin from the harsh elements and restores moisture.  Shea butter is a medium hard butter that begins to melt upon contact with your skin.  When it is whipped, it becomes light and fluffy in texture which makes it easy to apply.