Friday, December 19, 2014

Shimmering Sea Glass Cold Process

I love the look of sea glass.  What about you? The Soap Queen says that the ocean is a constant source of inspiration....from the icy blue colors to the fresh ozone scents.  It was so inspiring that this recipe for Shimmering Sea Glass Cold Process Soap uses clear melt and pour pieces to mimic the look of translucent glass found on the beach.  The melt and pour pieces are embedded with the cold process soap and are placed on top for a crystal like effect.  The cold process portion of the soap is made by a simple In-the-Pot Swirl technique that creates a fluid swirl of teal, purple and white.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Oil based scrubs

If you are looking for a last minute craft item to make at the last minute, here is one from Susan of Point of Interest called Oil Based Scrubs.  The recipe provided is called In The Tub Scrub is a very simple one to make and can be whipped out in no time.  So you can cross off as many names as you need.  Yes, Christmas is just a week a way.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

What do you want to know? Which products are worth making at home?

Since 2003, I have taken a lot of classes on how to make bath and body products at home.  I must admit some of the supplies, ingredients and equipment has taken over my living space.   There are some products that are easier to make in the home than others due to space constraints, but my favorite is probably lotions, bath salts, and bath bombs.  I would love to do cold process soap but I just do not have the room to allow them to cure.  But this question Which Products are worth making at home? was asked to Susan Barklay Nichols of Point of Interest. If you read the blog post, Susan gives you insight on this subject.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Where to Sell Products: Online, Markets and Retail

Now that you have perfected your soap, bath or body products, you decided that you want to sell them?  Right?  Deciding where to sell your products can be overwhelming and a tricky process.  Your options range from selling at community markets to online to retail shops.  Selecting the channel you where you sell your product depends on your personality, skills, budge and your time.  With so many options, where do you start.  In a recent posting called Where to Sell Products:  Online, Market and Retail, the Soap Queen breaks down this subject in simple terms so you can decide which avenue to take.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Melt & Pour Bath Crayons

Do your kids love to play in the tub?  Well, if they don't then maybe you should created these Melt and Pour Bath Crayons.  I found this idea on the Soap Queen's site and I just had to share it. I thought it was a neat idea for the kids to have fun in the tub.  This tutorial created three sets of six colors:  red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple.  According to the Soap Queen, each tube uses undiluted Lab Color to give the crayons their intense color.  It is a simple and quick project that easily wash away in the tub.  Be on the safe side and test the soap crayons in a discrete area on your tub before unleashing your child's creativity.