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.