Tuesday, December 31, 2013
This cute guest-sized soaps from Wholesale Supplies Plus.makes a perfect party favor for graduation parties, baby or bridal showers. Customize colors for your special occasion. This Party Confetti Guest Loaf Soaps project is easy and should take one hour to get approximately eight 1.5 ounce bars. I know that the holidays are over and your guests have already left but why not get started making these for the next time you receive guests.
Monday, December 30, 2013
Natural Colorants. In this post, The Soap Queen discusses the following natural colorants of rose clay, indigo powder and paprika. On the Soap Queen blog there are several posts and resources on this subject. In this posting there are several links on tutorials using natural colorants. So if you are interested in this subject check out the tutorials and see how you can use natural in you want to use in your particular project.
Sunday, December 29, 2013
The Dream Catcher Swirl tutorial appears on the Soap Queen site and if you have done any of the other swirl technique then you should not have a problem doing this one. Have fun!
Saturday, December 28, 2013
there isn't an official definition, but I think we can agree that it's an emulsified or lotion-like product that moisturizes and hydrates our skin that can be sprayed or poured as if it were milk. It'll have at least 70% water soluble ingredients and generally won't have thickeners, like cetyl alcohol or stearic acid, and it might not contain butter for the same reason. In a three part series, Point of Interest discusses and shares some really great recipes. Start with part one and go from there. Part 3 , Part 2 and Part 1
Friday, December 27, 2013
Holiday Snow Globe idea from The Soap Queen that uses a bale jar.
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Smokey Bay. This is an intermediate level tutorial which will result in 16 4 oz bars.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Peppermint Candy Cane Sugar Scrub recipe is from Sewlicious Home Decor and would be a great gift to give.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Part 3 and Part 4. Part Three is devoted to a recipe for oily skin and Part Four takes a look at normal skin. Make sure to review parts one and two before venturing out on this segment.
Monday, December 23, 2013
Orange Spice Holiday Simmer from The Natural Beauty Workshop that I can use in this recipe. I thought this would be a lovely idea to share during the holidays.
Sunday, December 22, 2013
In a two part blog post, Susan of Point of Interest has shared some really great information about the basics of cleansing oils. Part One really goes into the basics of cleansing oils and Part Two is devoted to creating a cleansing oil. So if you want to learn more, then read both parts. I know I am.
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Chevron Cigar Soap Labels to use on their personal or commercial soaps. But she is asking that you do not sell them or claim it as your own. She will be coming out with more designs. I will be watching for them. Once she posts them I will share them with you.
Friday, December 20, 2013
Pomander Lip Balm recipe from Mountain Rose Herb, the memories came flooded back. I will definitely have to make this sometime in the future.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
When I had by sachet making table at Deborah's Palm Holiday Bazaar a couple of weeks ago, I had lavender and rose petals. I would make the suggestion of combining those two with rose fragrance oils and lavender. Now I want to share this bath fizzy recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus for Lavender Rose. What an easy give to make and give for the holidays.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
In August 2011, I took Debbie's Sweet Treats Soap class at The Nova Studio. In this class we learn how to make these Frosted Cupcake Soaps. If you cannot make it to the Nova Studio for this next class, you may want to consider purchasing the e-handout of the class (if available) or try making these adorable soaps from this tutorial called Fluffy Frosted Cupcake Soaps which appears on the blog Soap and the Finer Things in Life. These are a really cute idea even though it is Christmas time and these are more for birthdays. If you are giving a New Years Eve party, why not make these as your party favor?
Monday, December 16, 2013
Pumpkin Pear Soap is an advanced cold process recipe that will take 2-3 days for both phases. Once you make this recipe you should get approximately 10-12 bars of soap.
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Does Beeswax Offer Any Benefits to Our Skin? explains why. There is some really interesting information in this post that you should read.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Fall Sherbet that looks extremely scrumptious. It is an advanced recipe that takes 45 minutes to make plus curing time to get three pounds of soap.
Friday, December 13, 2013
What makes a whipped butter remained whipped?
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Cucumber Melon Deodorant. This is a simple recipe made for the beginner. It takes only 15 minutes since there is a prepared base but once made you will get four 1 oz push tubes.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Perfectly Preserved + A Body Butter Recipe clears up the confusion. It definately has some really good information that should be read. And you can always follow Susan on her own blog Point of Interest.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
What Do You Want to Know? Combining Emulisifers.
Monday, December 9, 2013
Are you a melt and pour soap maker? Here is a tutorial for the holidays called Simply Elegant Holiday Loaf. This recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus is an intermediate level project that should take you an hour to make and results in (8) one inch slices. So if you have a lot of gifts to give then you may want to try this one.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Holiday Blend Recipes from Mountain Rose Herb that you may want to try.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
low surfactant foaming facial cleanser recipe is from Point of Interest looks simple enough to make. I may have to try it myself.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Candy Cane Impressionist Swirl Soap is a cold process soap tutorial from I'd Lather be Soaping is a refreshing soap to make for gifts to give at the holidays.
Monday, December 2, 2013
If you ever had questions about preserving your products, especially difficult ones? Well, good news! In a recent post from Point of Interest, Preserving Difficult to Preserve Products, tells you what you should do. Also in the article includes the discussion of adding beeswax to any lotion recipe. Make sure to see the recipe for their lotion and see if you like to try and make it for yourself.
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Do you have a baby and do you apply baby oil? Instead of using a commercial brand that may contain yucky ingredients such as mineral oil, why not make your own? Believe me it is easier than you think. Just check out this recipe and video for Baby Massage Oil from The Soap Queen.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Formulating on a Budget: An Introduction that can make your purchasing decisions a little easier.
Friday, November 29, 2013
As the days are getting colder, we need to protect our lips from the cold harsh wind. I found this recipe from Saffire Blue called Chocolate Madnarin Lip Balm. It is a wonderfully fragrant and rich treat for your lips. According to Saffire Blue, this recipe is formatted using percentages so you can use grams or ounces so that you can make as much or as little as you want.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Do you love taking baths? Here is an easy recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus called Basic Bath Tea with Spa Salts. This recipes yields 16 large bags so it would be great to make for favors at a bridal or baby shoer. Or you can easily make it to give out as gifts.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Facial Scrubs: Which Exfoliants to Choose Physical Exfoliants (Part 1), Stay tuned for more posts on this subject from Point of Interest.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
This week is Thanksgiving. And even though it is late this year it is too late to make this Pumpkin Pie Soap Loaf from Wholesale Supplies Plus to give out for the holidays. But keep it in mind for next year. This is perfect to give to someone who loves pumpkin pie.
Monday, November 25, 2013
Do you have alot of friends to give holiday gifts to and you are on a budget? Instead of buying each person a present, why not make something? This recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus called Bath Salts with Botanicals is an easy recipe that yields 50 eight oz bags.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Charcoal and Rose Clay Spa Bar. It is a unique combo of charcoal and rose that gives you a luxurious bar of soap.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Point of Interest that just may fit the bill. The posting called Pumpkin Seed Oil: Making a Light Lotion does not use cocoa butter so it is great for someone who has oily skin. Plus it includes chamomile hydtosol, aloe vera, and witch hazel for anti-flammatory properties and glycerin as the humecant to draw moisture to the skin.
Friday, November 22, 2013
Jolly Jubilee Embeds. This intermediate projects takes 90 mins. to make four soaps. So start thinking who you want to make soap for and how much supplies you need to order to make these adorable soaps.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Strawberries and Cream Soap swirled cold process tutorial from The Soap Queen. This is an advanced recipe that takes an hour to make plus curing time to get 8 - 10 bars of soap. This is a special tutorial inspired by the Soap Queen's book called Soap Crafting.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Do you love snow globes? As a kid I had an inexpensive one but even as an adult I am still memorized by them. Well, I have some good news. Would you believe you can make your own? Yes, it is true. I found simple instructions on Brambleberry's website. Just follow the simple instructions for the Homemade Holiday Snow Globe and you will have a great gift to give at the holidays or put out every year at the holdays.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Pumpkin Seed Oil: Making a Pumpkin Seed Butter with Lipidthix. This is a great recipe that you can use on your cuticles. So if your cuticles get dry during this time of the year, you may want to try and make this cuticle balm recipe. If you wind up liking it, it would be a great gift to make and give out as gift during the holiday season.
Monday, November 18, 2013
ix Ingredient Lotion: Meadowfoam Seed Oil and Cocoa Butter has a recipe for a lotion that you may just want to try. So read this informative post and see if you would like to try a lotion recipe.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Winter Blues Spray that I may just give a try. This aroma spray combines four different essential oils that is supposed to uplift your spirits on a deary day.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
The Soap Queen site. Right now they are having a series on Givember and this time around the post is on Massage Oil. This massage oil recipe is part of their Romance Gift ensemble which also includes bath salts, whipped shea butter, spruce scented candle, and pink salt scrub recipe tutorials. You can also learn how to make these other products by scrolling down the page and finding them.
Friday, November 15, 2013
Cheery Cranberry Seed Melt and Pour. It is a pretty interesting project and that I thought I would share. After I checked the ingredients, I found that it calls for Cranberry Chutney fragrance oil. Well, I have to say that I received my order from Brambleberry and I received a small sample of this fragrance oil. I am planning to take it to the holiday bizarre that I am participating in and let the customers use for their potpourri.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Previously I had order the small muslin bags from Mountain Rose Herb to use in a holiday bizzare that I will be participating in. I thought they were too small but I kept them anyway. I ordered the large size and I did not check the measurements. But they wound up being 4" x 6" . They were too large. I wanted something in between the 3" x 5" and 4" x 6". I searched on line and found a company in Kansas City, MO called State Line Bag Co. I am happy to say that they had a 3.25" x 5" bag that was perfect. State Line Bag Co. has a variety of sizes from 2" x 3" to 12" x 20". So if you are looking for an unique size for muslin bags, then I would check them out.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Holiday Crimson Lip Stain that you can make your own. It only takes 20 minutes and it yields 5 tubes. What makes this so easy is that it is made with Brambleberry's Nourish Lip Balm Base which contains a luscious blend of coconut, sweet almond and avocado oils. But if you already have a favorite lip balm recipe I am sure you can adapt it to this fun project.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Do you love when you are getting a pedicure and you get to soak your feet? If you need or want to take time out of your busy schedule to pamper your feet, then you should try making this Coconut Milk Pedicure Soak recipe from Saffire Blue. It is a very simple recipe to make and it only needs four ingredients. This would be a great recipe to make and give as gifts for the holidays. It would be great to make at baby or bridal shower as an activity.
Monday, November 11, 2013
Bramble Beer Soap and it is an advanced cold process recipe that takes 1 - 2 hours to make. Once you make this recipe you will get 8-10 bars of soap.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Festive Holiday Potpourri recipe from The Soap Queen that just be the solution to your problem. This is a simple recipe that a beginner can do in 10 minutes and makes one jar of potpourri. Order enough supplies and make a bunch of sachets for each of the people on your list.
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Point of Interest has a concept of the six ingredient lotion which they encourage you to try because it is a really great way to learn what each ingredient brings to the product. And what is really great about this process is that a first time beginner or an experienced lotion maker can make and learn from this recipe. Are you interested? Then check out the post from Point of Interest called Six Ingredient Lotions: A Great Way to Learn What You Like!
Friday, November 8, 2013
Selling Success at Fairs and Public Markets.
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Point of Interest recently had a posting about Meadow Foam Seed Oil. Now they have a follow-up posting called Meadowfoam Seed Oil: Why is it so Stable? So if you are interested in learning more about this particular carrier oil, then you should read these two postings.