Friday, July 31, 2015

Illustrated Tutorial - Mondrian Soap Pop

When I saw this picture of this soap pop I immediately thought of The Partridge Family bus.  If you would like to learn how to make this melt and pour soap pop from Soapylove, then check out this illustrated tutorial called Mondrian Soap Pop.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Back to Basics: How to Choose a Soap Mold

Soap making molds come in various shapes, sizes and materials. It’s crucial to consider what kind of mold you’ll be using when designing a soapy project. The mold will determine how big your batch needs to be, and may influence ingredients and cure time. One of the most popular soap mold options is a silicone mold. They are easy to clean with no lining necessary and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Other mold options include recycled containers, plastic and wood molds. Each have benefits that may affect your soaping experience.  So if you want to choose the best mold for your soap making needs but do not know which one, then I would suggest reading the post from The Soap Queen called Back to Basics:  How to Choose a Soap Mold.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Simple & Gentle Cold Process Soap

So you decided you want to learn to make soap by the cold process method? I know you are excited to make your first batch of soap but there is a lot to learn and it may seem boring to some to go over some of the little things but it is important.  In her back to basics series, The Soap Queen has posted some really great information and here are instructions on how to make Simple and Gentle Cold Process Soap.  Please read through all of the information before you attempt to making this recipe.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

How Temperature Affects Cold Process Soap

The Soap Queen has been posting some really interesting back to basic lessons for cold process soap making on her site.  One of the lessons in her series that was recently posted was called How Temperature Affects Cold Process Soap.  If you are just beginner or an experienced cold process soap maker, learning about temperature is something we can all learn about.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Back to Basics: Lye Safety Guide

Are you new to make your soap by the cold process method?  Scared of lye? Here is a posting from the Soap Queen called Back to Basics: Lye Safety Guide. This posting definately covers it all.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Texturizing Sea Salt Spray for Hair

For many years I used hair spray, but now that I have grown my hair out to one length I do not find it necessary to use it.  But if you use hairspray and want to make your own, I found this recipe called Texturizing Sea Sea Salt Spray for Hair from Lovin' Soap.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Vanilla Mint Lip Balm

I have to admit that I am so so on vanilla, but if it is combined with another flavor than I am all for it.  In this Vanilla Mint Lip Balm recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus I have have to say that vanilla and mint pairing is my absolute favorite.  This recipe is the perfect size for kids and adults for anytime of the year especially wearing gloves and mittens. It contains moisturizing ingredients of olive butter, shea butter and castor oil to help keep lips protected from the elements.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Coconut Oil Free Cold Process Soap

Most of the cold process recipes I have seen have coconut oil and palm oil.  I have seen a palm free recipe but never saw recipe until now.  This recipe for Coconut Oil Free Cold Process Soap is part of Lovin' Soap's 30 Soap in 30 Day challenge.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Cake Batter Bath Confetti

Do you have a lip tube tray? Here is an another you can use it...making bath confetti.  In this recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus called Cake Batter Bath Confetti. These bright and colorful sprinkles of cocoa butter and sugar soften the skin while making bath time festive and playful.  This recipe is easy and takes only two hours and you will be able to fill (5) 4.5 oz jars.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Alkanet Tinted Natural Lip Gloss

Do you use lip gloss?  Here is a simple recipe from Lovin' Soap called Alkanet Tinted Natural Lip Gloss  which will give your lips a a little color.  According Lovin's Soap, the secret to getting a super dark stain is from the alkanet is to tint the whole recipe batch and not just the liquid oils. Would you believe that there is no straining involved if you use the process in the recipe.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Jasmine Lace Cold Process Tutorial

When I saw this Jasmine Lace Cold Process soap tutorial on The Soap Queen's site, I thought it was the one of the most interesting I have seen in a long time and wondered how the lace was so intricate on the soap.  It wound up being made with a pourable silicone pour over lace.  What a great idea.  I do not have any lace but now I will be on the hunt for some.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Birthday Cake Bath Fizzies

Would you like to celebrate your birthday more than one day a year? If you choose not to celebrate your birthday or have another reason to celebrate then you may want to make these Birthday Cake Bath Fizzies from Wholesale Supplies Plus.  These bath fizzies are festive and easy to make.  This recipe makes 14 bath fizzies.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Thai Tea Melt and Pour Bars Tutorial

Do you like to drink tea?  The inspiration for this melt and pour soap was from Thai tea and the cream served over the tea really looks cool as a layered look in this bar of soap.  This melt and pour project from The Soap Queen is called Thai Tea Melt and Pour Bars.  It is a very simple bar of soap that a beginner can accomplish in an hour and yields about three pounds of soap.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Six ingredient lotions: Evening primrose, oats & chamomile lotion/body butter recipes

Would you believe that a six ingredient lotion is one that contains only six ingredients and that does not include water, preservative and fragrance or essential?  It is true. Here is a recipe from Point of Interest called Evening Primrose, Oats and Chamomile Lotion.  Now if you want to turn this lotion into a body butter you need to add one thing to make it thicker...something like a butter. Since lotions contains more water and something that contains no water (body butter)  If you want to learn how to do this then check out the post called Evening Primrose, Oats and Chamomile  Body Butter.

Monday, July 6, 2015

French Pink Clay & Silk Soap with Hearts

Even though Valentine's Day has since long past but it is never to late to share a great cold process recipe that you may want to use for the next Valentine's Day or any other time of the year.  This French Pink Clay and Silk Soap with Hearts recipe from Modern Soapmaking makes your skin feel great.  This recipe contains silk and French pink cay which has a fantastic silky lather and and great side for shaving. Give this cold process soap recipe a try.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Argan & Ginseng Gel Eye Serum on Soap Queen TV

Do you use an eye serum?  And do you use a make up remover?  Here is something really cool from The Soap Queen called Argan and Ginseng Gel Eye Serum that has two uses:  an eye serum and a great eye make-up remover.  This recipe is gentle and skin loving that has ingredients such as argan oil, jojoba oil and ginseng extract. When using this product, you do not have to use much so a little goes along way.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Cherry Vanilla Bath Truffle Recipe

Is cherry vanilla your favorite flavor?  Here is a recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus called Cherry Vanilla Bath Truffles that will satisfy your bath sweet tooth.  It is deliciously scented bath truffle will sweetly scent your bath. Plus the combination of cocoa and shea butters will leave your skin soft and moisturized.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Rustic Desert Melt & Pour Bars

Love making soap by the melt and pour method?  Here is a really cool layering project from The Soap Queen called Rustic Desert Melt and Pour Bars.These Rustic Desert Melt and Pour Bars are striking, simple and have exfoliants in them to help with rough summer skin. Since the bars are of the scrubby sense, they are perfect for use on the body and great for the rough areas like the bottom of the feet.  These bars are a bit too harsh for the use on the face.