Friday, February 28, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Grapefruit Geranium Hanger Swirl from I'd Lather Be Soaping. This soap recipe is made by the hanger swirl method. If you have never tried doing cold process swirl by this method, then you may give it a try.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Nourshing Nail Oil recipe from the Soap Queen takes about 10 minutes to create and doubles as a small, thoughtful gift or, economical version of something you spend 10X more for in the salon.
Monday, February 24, 2014
Sunday, February 23, 2014
For the ultimate skin-soothing bar of soap, you can’t get much better than this Baking Soda Oatmeal Bar recipe from the Soap Queen. According to the post, Baking soda provides gentle all-over exfoliation, and oatmeal is renowned for its ability to calm irritate skin. If you make this recipe, you may find that some may prefer this bar unscented so they can enjoy the gentle exfoliation of the baking soda and soothing effect of the oatmeal, but you can certainly add Lavender or Chamomile Essential Oil to give it a mild scent.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
I've Made My First Batch of Soap....How Long Until I Can Sell It? . In her post, Amanda gives some really great tips on selling your soap. It is a very important read for anyone who wants to sell their cold process soap, but it also good for those who make M&P Soap or any other body product.
Friday, February 21, 2014
Rainbow Hearts Melt and Pour Soap tutorial from the Soap Queen rekindled my love of rainbows and hearts. This is an intermediate melt and pour project that takes two hours to make. Even though Valentine's has passed, I am all in favor of heart themed projects.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Coconut Oil Liquid Conditioner recipe from Point of Interest. Give this conditioner a try and see how it works for your hair.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Wholesale Supplies Plus website I had to share it. This Bed of Roses Soap Loaf project has pretty pastel roses that complements the wild rose fragrance that every time you wash you will think that you are in the middle of a rose garde.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Fragrance Balm recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus is a great way to customize and give out as party favors to friends or to customers. Would you believe this recipe makes 33 sticks of fragrance.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Have you ever wanted to know if free fatty acids penetrate our skin and if they do, what effect do they have? Good News! Point of Interest recently posted on their site an entry titled Can free fatty acids penetrate our skin? that explains what free fatty acids are and how they penetrate our skin. This is a really interesting piece of information. I recommend that you read it.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Amethyst Garden Soap Tutorial from The Soap Queen. This project is an advanced that takes 45 minutes to make 12 pounds of soap.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Cool Process Planets in a Melt and Pour Galaxy by Guest Blogger Alesia appears on the Soap Queen Blog. This tutorial is similar to the Intergalactic Planetary Melt and Pour project that had previously made an appearance on the blog, but it definitely has a twist - the planets are made from leftover shreds of cold process soap.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
All Olives Are Not Created Equal from The Soap Queen. Through trial and error The Soap Queens reveals what happens.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
When I saw this cold process tutorial called Dandelion Zebra Swirl from The Soap Queen I had to share it. The colors are reminiscent of warm days, green grass and freshly sprouted tulips. The key to this technique is having a recipe that moves slowly and stays at a thin trace to get a beautiful layered swirl in the middle.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
The Nova Studio I loved making and using sugar scrubs in the shower. As I cruised Wholesale Supplies Plus recipe page, I found this recipe for Spiced Gum Drops Sugar Scrubs. This is an intermediate level project that takes an hour to make 48 scrubs. I really think these are cute and I want to make them real soon.
Monday, February 10, 2014
White Thyme Essential Oil and Massage Cream Tutorial talks about White Thyme Essential Oil and reveals an easy recipe called Awakening Massage Cream. Believe it or not, thyme was used by the Egyptians for embalming, by the Greeks as incense and in Europe in the Middle Ages to ward off nightmares.
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Pink Salt and Shea Bath Bar recipe from The Soap Queen is the answer to your question. One thing to be aware of, this bar does not lather well because of the high amount of salt, but it is sensual and luxurious.
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Wholesale Supplies Plus recipe called Glitter and Glam. What is great about making this soap is that the design on each soap will be unique and one of a kind. These soaps will be really great to make and give as gifts to your friends and family. It only takes one hour to make eight bars of soap weighing about 2.85 to 3.70 ounces.
Friday, February 7, 2014
Handmade Bat and Body Projects to Make for Your Valentine. There are some really cute ideas and I have posted them before. So if you have not seen these ideas before, you may want to take a look to see what you can make and give as a gift.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Check out the archives from Otion! In the category of melt and pour soap, there are several projects that you can create including Peppermint Pizazz, Spooky Spiders, Cold Process Planets in a Melt and Pour Universe, and the Gorgeous Geode Soaps. I particularly like the geode soaps myself. What about you?
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Are you the type that needs that extra jolt of coffee? And do you love to use lip balm? If I told you that there was a way to combine the two? Then try this Double Java Lip Balm Recipe From The Natural Beauty Workshop. Get your daily java fixation and make this simple recipe. And if you have enough to share with friends, they would be happy to receive this as a gift,
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Coconut Oil and Pink Salt Scrub recipe to use all over your body. This is another easy project from The Soap Queen that can be made very quickly.
Monday, February 3, 2014
To tell you the truth I am not much of a cook, but I have heard of Pink Himalayan Salt use for that purpose. Since Valentine's Day is just around the corner I found this recipe for Pink Salt Foot Scrub that use a pink colored salt as one of its ingredients. This recipe from The Soap Queen is easy to make and only takes 15 minutes to make and results in eight ounces of scrub. So if you have a lot of loved ones on your Valentines on your list, you can crank out of scrub at one time.
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Natural vs. Organic that breaks all down in simple terms. I recommend that you read it and absorb the information provided. It will help clear up any questions that you may have.
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Mini Heat Bath Bombs I thought would be a cute project to make and give out as gifts. It looks really easy to make so it should not take too much time to make a batch to give out.