Friday, August 28, 2015

Why cold process soap doesn't work as a shampoo (for most people)

Have you every wondering why cold process soap does not work as a shampoo?  If you wonder why it does not work for you, you are not does not work for most people.  The biggest reason for cold process soap does not work for washing your hair is the ph level.  According to Point of Interest, shampoo are generally have a pH value of 6.0 or lower whereas soaps have a pH over 8.  This means CP soaps are not pH balanced for our hair.  If you would like to learn more about this topic, read Point of Interest's post called Why cold process soap doesn't work as a shampoo (for most people).

Thursday, August 27, 2015

RECIPE: Peach Zinfandel CP Soap Loaf

The luxurious feel as you lather up is just divine! A perfect blend of oils and butter that quench your skin's thirst. If you love the crisp, refreshing peach notes perfectly, you will love how the fragrance complements the vibrant colors of this soap.  If you are an advanced cold process soapmaker, then try this recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus called Peach Zinfandel CP Soap Loaf.  This recipe gives you (20) 1" slices.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Mango Papaya Sugar Scrub Recipe

Be carried away to the place where warm breezes blow and palm trees sway when you indulge in this scrumptious sugar scrub from Wholesale Supplies Plus called Mango Papaya Sugar Scrub.  Moisturizing oils and accompanying exfoliants are infused with the aromas of papaya and mango in this skin polishing treatment. This is a very easy recipe to make and it will take you no time to complete it.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Top 10 Essential Oils for Cold Process Soapmaking

Have you started making your own cold process soap?  Or you an old timer?  And you you are having trouble coming up with a new combination of scenting your next soap recipe?  Here is a posting from Lovin' Soap called Top 10 Essential Oils for Cold Process Soapmaking that may inspire a new scent for your next recipe.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Shimmery Ski Lip Balm Tutorial

Even though winter ski season is long way off and summer ski is still in full swing, it is just as important to protect your skin protected from the elements all the time especially when water or snow ski sports are involved.  Here is a tutorial from The Soap Queen  for a recipe for a Shimmery Ski Lip Balm. It is a very easy recipe that would only take about 30 minutes to complete and you would get about 4 -5 tubes of lip balm.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Soothing Floral Bath Salt Tutorial

Do you love taking a soak in the bath tub after a long day?  Here is a great recipe from the Soap Queen that you can add to your bath.  The recipe is called Soothing Floral Bath Salt which is extremely easy to make that you can make some for yourself and give some away to your friends.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

RECIPE: Southern Peach Bath Bombs

Are you a southern peach?  Or do you love eating peaches?  Do you love taking a bath in the tub?  Here is a recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus called Southern Peach Bath Bombs that put those loves together.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Sparkling Snow Sugar Scrub

Love using a scrub while taking a shower?  I found the perfect scrub from The Soap Queen called Sparkling Snow Sugar Scrub.This recipe is perfect for those who prefer a lightweight product.  What is also great about this recipe is that it is made with sugar so it can be used on both the face and body.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

DIY: Hand Sanitizer Gel Recipe

Do you purchase hand sanitizer?  How would you like to learn to make your own?   From the Mountain Rose Blog is a recipe for Hand Sanitizer Gel Recipe.  This recipe is easy to make and uses a lot of different essential oils.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Honeysuckle Solid Perfume Tutorial

Love wearing perfume but do like having to carry around a large bottle for touch ups? I have some good news.....from The Soap Queen a recipe for Honeysuckle Solid Perfume.  Solid perfume is convenient for traveling, or for touch ups throughout the day.  This recipe is easy to make and you will get 10 tins to keep or give away.  Makes great party favor gifts for bridal showers.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Tips for Swirling Melt & Pour Soap

Do you love the swirl look in cold process soap but do not have the patience for cold process soap? Here is a tutorial from The Soap Queen called Tips for Swirling Melt and Pour Soap that can create that  great swirl effect you find in cold process soap.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

5 Tips for Preserving Handcrafted & Natural Bodycare Products

So you started making your own bath and body products because you want the products you use on your body to be more natural and free from GMOs.  It is hard to know how to create safe alternatives to store bought products. Some of you may have questions about preservatives and how to extend the shelf life of your homemade items.  If you want to learn more, I recently found a posting from The Mountain Rose blog called 5 Tips for Preserving Handcrafted and Natural Bodycare Products.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Pomegranate & witch hazel facial moisturizer for men

Recently I saw a story on the television about there are men's body products that are just as good as women's but they are actually less expensive and they were encouraging women to purchase these items. I am surprised that there similar products on the market for men but I am not surprised about the pricing issue.  I could go on and on about how similar products and services are priced different men and women.  This is not the place for it but I wanted to share this manly recipe which I found on Point of Interest's site called Pomengrante and Witch Hazel Facial Moisturizer for Men.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Rose Hip Seed Oil Eye Serum

Lovin' Soap has been conducting a 30 day blogging challenge which means that Amanda has been trying to post a recipe each day for a month on her blog. These recipes feature natural colorants and additives and are scented using natural essential oil blends.On day 17 Amanda posted a recipe for Rose Hip See Oil Eye Serum. If you like this recipe, you will have to check out some of the other recipes she has posted.