Saturday, November 28, 2015

Honey Beeswax Ornaments

Now that Thanksgiving has passed, it is now time to focus on Christmas.  I saw this really neat ornament idea from Wholesale Supplies Plus called Honey Beeswax Ornaments.  These ornaments are sweet smelling and will will look beautiful hanging on any holiday tree.  Wholesale Supplies Plus says you can hang them from a window latch or add as a finishing touch on a special package or gift bag.  When it is time to take them down, store them in a cool and these ornaments should last for years.  This is an easy project that should take one hour to make (9) snowflakes and (13) bee ornaments.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Holiday Candy Rebatch Tutorial

To be honest I do not see many melt and pour soap rebatch tutorials, but I found this one from The Soap Queen which is truly appropriate for the holiday season.  It is called Holiday Candy Rebatch which is perfect for a beginner.  And I have previously ordered and used the Holiday Ribbon Fragrance and I totally love it.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

RECIPE: Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcake Soap

I have taken a lot of classes through The Nova Studio.  One of the classes was a cold process soap class on how to make Cupcake Soaps.  I have not tried to make them yet since I only tried to make cold process soap earlier this year.  I saw this project from Wholesale Supplies Plus called Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcake Soap.  This is an advanced project (indicating...danger chemicals) that uses pumpkin seed butte and pumpkin flakes.  I normally use Sodium Hydroxide Beads but this recipe uses flakes.  So I do not know if subbing one for the other would work.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Deborah's Palm Holiday Bazaar

For many years, I have been taking and teaching bath and body classes. I never intended to get into selling.  I recently tried to make cold process soap.  Since I have been practicing I have a lot of soap. So when Deborah's Palm in Palo Alto announced they were having their annual holiday bazaar, I thought this was an opportune time to sell the soap I made plus give back to the place I have been volunteering since 2012.  The event is scheduled for December 5th from 10 am to 4 pm at it is located at Deborah's Palm which is located at 555 Lytton Ave.  Palo Alto, CA. So if you need to do some holiday shopping, please stop by. For more information about Deborah's Palm, please visit their website at

The Nova Studio Studio Sale

Since 2000 when I took my first melt and pour class from someone through the College of San Mateo Community Education I was hooked on making my own bath and body products.  I got even more addicted when I found Lori Nova.  Over the years I have taken almost every class offered at The Nova Studio and I was sad to hear that she is closing her studio at the end of the year and offering classes online.  In February, the studio offered their first sale (before the announcement was made) and I bought a soap mold and some beeswax.  Last weekend (11/21) there was another sale and I went back for another acrylic soap mold for making cold process soap.
And it was just announced that a final sale will be held on 12/21 from 7:30 am to 3 pm for all visible items for sale including pots and pans, equipment, chairs, desks, shelving, trays, decor, bottles, jars, essential oils, storage containers and bins, office supplies, ingredients, loads of new books (soap making, craft business books, etc), and more.  So if you are not into making your own bath and body products, you might find something useful.  Or if you are into making your stuff, you may find some ingredients you are looking for at a really good deal..  The address of the studio is 24 W. Railroad Ave.  Point Richmond, CA.  Please spread the word so the last will not be going to Goodwill or the dump.!