Monday, November 30, 2015
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Do you have a stash of botched cold process bars of soap? I have some. I was wondering if there was a simple way to rebatch them new instead of throwing them away. I saw in a newsletter from The Nova Studio that Debbie of SoapyLove fame has done a video called How to Make Rebatch Soap Balls. I watched the video and it was simple enough that I am planning to start rebatching the soap as soon as I have time.
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Wholesale Supplies Plus called Honey Beeswax Ornaments. These ornaments are sweet smelling and will will look beautiful hanging on any holiday tree. Wholesale Supplies Plus says you can hang them from a window latch or add as a finishing touch on a special package or gift bag. When it is time to take them down, store them in a cool and these ornaments should last for years. This is an easy project that should take one hour to make (9) snowflakes and (13) bee ornaments.
Friday, November 27, 2015
Holiday Candy Rebatch which is perfect for a beginner. And I have previously ordered and used the Holiday Ribbon Fragrance and I totally love it.
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcake Soap. This is an advanced project (indicating...danger chemicals) that uses pumpkin seed butte and pumpkin flakes. I normally use Sodium Hydroxide Beads but this recipe uses flakes. So I do not know if subbing one for the other would work.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Pumpkin Gingerbread Vertical Swirl really put me in the festive mood. I am not particularly fond of pumpkin pie but I love the aroma of all of the spice in it. I really like this technique of a vertical swirl and would love to try it sometime. It was too cool not to share.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Making & Cutting Lavender CP Soap. This video does not give you a recipe, it only shows how do the technique. The look is awesome and would be a great bar of soap to sell. I would like to try to do this technique sometime, but to be honest I am somewhat afraid to try. I think I am apprehensive because I might wait too long and the soap batter would set too soon. I would consider this an advanced CP project.
Monday, November 23, 2015
Make Your Own Scented Pine Cones. Looking over the instructions, it looks very easy. The only difficult part is finding the pine cones.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Make a Peppermint Mocha by Aran Sweater Direct from a blog that I follow called Totally Tutorials that originally found the project. It is a pretty simple project all though the author as vanilla essential oil as one of the ingredients. Since vanilla EO is pretty expensive I will probably go for my favorite great quality fragrance oil instead.
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Chocolate Orange Body Butter Recipe from Rebecca's Soap Deli I immediately thought of the Milk Chocolate Orange Ball candy. You know what I am talking about...it comes in a fancy blue box. So if you love the combination of chocolate and orange then this body butter recipe is for you. It would make great holiday gifts.
Friday, November 20, 2015
Soap is too Soft: Troubleshooting a Soft Batch of Cold Process Soap gives some scenarios what of could have happened and some tips.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Pine Air Fresheners that will make you feel like you are walking through a forest of pine trees. You can place these anywhere from your car to your drawer or even a holiday floral arrangement. Hey if you have a fake Christmas tree will make it seem like you have a real one in the house. According to Wholesale Supplies Plus, the scent should lake about 30 days.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Golden Honey Lip Balm that has oils and butters that will moisturize while the beeswax creates a protective coating for your lips. This is an easy project to do and it only takes a half hour to make (4) .05 size silver tins.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Lavender and Lemongrass. I would love to try it some day in the future.
Monday, November 16, 2015
Controlling Trace in Cold Process Soapmkaing (Without Letting it Control You!). I am going to read this to see if I can learn more about trace.
Sunday, November 15, 2015
The "Perfect Red" in Cold Process Soap.
Saturday, November 14, 2015
How to Get Vibrant Colors in Soap.
Friday, November 13, 2015
How To Dye Hair with Lab Colors.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
How to Make Scented Carpet Powder by Brittney Goldwyn appears on the blog Totally Tutorials. Using a carpet powder on your carpets and rugs before you vacuum is one of easiest ways to refreshen up and giving them a pick me up. The greatest thing about making your carpet powder is that you can customize the scent each time you make it.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Water Discounting Cold Process Soap: How & Why will help you understand this important subject.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Cranberry MP Soap Loaf. If you make this soap it will dress up any place in your home whether it is in your bath or kitchen with the sweet aroma of cranberries. This moderate level project takes about one hour and will bring you (8) 1" slices.
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Understanding INCI Names on Cosmetic Labels.
Friday, November 6, 2015
All About the Trace will explain the topic in full detal.
Thursday, November 5, 2015
How to Make Egg Soap by Tricia Mascotti (Adding Fresh Eggs to Cold Process Soap) is a post written by guest poster Tricia Mascotti who says this is an economical recipe that yields approximately eight 4 ounce bars and that you may notice a slight order and green color when your first cut this soap. But she said that is normal and the color will be gone in a few days. Some of you may not have an official soap mold, but Tricia used a Velvetta cheese box as her mold for this recipe. I have to be honest, I most likely will not try making this soap since I am allergic to eggs. But if you are up for the challenge...go ahead and give it a try.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Millefiori Soap Design (Multiple Funnel Pour Design). It looks pretty cool. I have taken a class at The Nova Studio where the funnel technique was taught, but only one color was used. I would like to try this technique but I better get comfortable with one color before I try it.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Frosted Cranberry Sugar Scrubs. These adorable sugar scrubs fit in the palm of your hand and you only need to use one while bathing. It will only take about two hours to complete this recipe and you should get 35 scrubs.
Monday, November 2, 2015
Natural Clay In-The-Pot Soap Swirl. To be honest it looks easy enough to do,plus I have two colored clays that I could try in this.