Thursday, June 30, 2016

Whipped Amber Bronzing Butter

Summer is definitely here. Interestingly enough I found this recipe from The Soap Queen called Whipped Amber Bronzing Butter.  You may just loved it that it may become a summer beauty staple,  It is fluffy, moisturizing and sparkly. It has alot of great ingredients such as avocado, coffee and mango butters when it is whipped will be a mousse-like texture which makes it easy to spread and absorbs quickly into the skin.  Tapioca powder is added to help cut the oily feel on the skin.  This recipe contain Copper Sparkle Mica for a slight tint.  The amount added to this recipe is great for fair skin but you can add more color feel free to add more.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Indigo Ombre MP Loaf Soap

I love the ombre look.  I happened to come across this melt and pour project from Wholesale Supplies Plus's Recipe Library called Indigo Ombre MP Loaf Soap. This project has beautiful shades of blues to come the perfect ombre look.  This recipe uses Patchouli fragrance oil to give the come an earthy fragrance.  If you do not like that particular scent, you can definitely use your favorite.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Multi-Colored Bath Salts

What would you say your favorite colors are?  If they are indigo and lavender, you have to check out this bath salts recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus.  This Multi-colored Bath Salts recipe has indigo and lavender colored salts and adds a pretty color to your bath while a beachy scent of coconut and blue agave fills the room. This makes an excellent gift for friends and family or party favors at your next bridal or baby shower.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Cornflower Bath Melts

Would Cornflowers happen to be your favorite flower?  Or is it your favorite color?  I happen to find a bath melt recipe that uses cornflower petals as a beautiful accent.  Wholesale Supplies Plus has this Cornflower Bath Melts recipe in their library that you should try.  Your skin will soak up the moisturizing effects of the butters leaving your skin silky smooth.  They make great gifts or party favors at your next event.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Whipped Body Butter

Do you love using body butters?  If you would want to make your own, I found this Whipped Body Butter. recipe by Lia Griffith  that appears in one of the Stampington magazines.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Soap Petal Guest Soaps

Looking for the perfect wedding or shower gift?  Here is an adorable project from Wholesale Supplies Plus called Soap Petal Guest Soaps that just fill the bill.  This is an easy melt and pour project that takes very little time but gives you a big bang for your buck - 235 petals in one batch.  You can catch the colors to fit your special occasion.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Pikake Flowers & Lemon Poppy Cold Process Soap

Even though Spring ended earlier this week, why not let the aroma of Spring linger on for just a little while longer?  This Pikake Flowers and Lemon Poppy Cold Process Soap recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus will bring the sweet breeze inside.  A hint of pikake flower brings freshness topped with fruity lemon and a boost of exfoliating poppy seeds.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Red Hibiscus & Acai MP Soap

Do you love Hibiscus?  Here is a beautiful melt and pour soap project from Wholesale Supplies Plus called Red Hibiscus and Acai .  The hibiscus flower represents the superflower teas which have become quite a hit with tea lovers.  I am not much of a tea drinker but I have tried this tea cold an it is delicious/  This soap has a slight scrubby bottom which contains blueberry seeds, which really brings out the entire superflower tea theme.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

White Chocolate & Lavender Cold Process Soap

I never thought white chocolate and lavender would be a combination that I would put in a bar of cold process soap!  But Wholesale Supplies Plus has a recipe for White Chocolate & Lavender Cold Process Soap.  It is the perfect way to shake off the winter blues and warm up with this luxirious bar of soap..

Monday, June 20, 2016

Neon Pink Lip Tint Tutorial

The Soap Queen says summer is the perfect time to try bright make up colors.  But she says that if the idea of bright cosmetics makes you feel intimated, sheer lip colors are one way to try the look without committing fully.  Her recent post called Neon Pink Lip Tint has a sheer yet buildable color.  Only you have to do is use your fingers or a brush to apply a thin layer for a tint of color, or apply more with a lip makeup brush for a more bold look.  She designed this recipe to be easy and simple to make.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Mango Butter Soap Recipe

Here is a lovely skin loving soap recipe from Soap Making Essentials called Mango Butter Soap Recipe. In addition to mango butter, this recipe is filled with other skin loving oils and butter which include shea butter, avocado, olive oil. castor oil and coconut. The author gets 12 bars of soap  weighing 100 grams with the dimensions of 2.25" x 2.25" by 1.25:".

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Homemade Whipped Body Butter

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Love using body butters? Lia Griffith created this simple body butter that you can create at home called Homemade Whipped Body Butter.  This recipe creates 2 1/2 cups of body butter product.  This would be a great gift to make for friends or family.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Sugar Scrub Soap Making Tutorial

Do you love using sugar scrubs?  And do you make your soap by the melt and pour method?  Here is a project that combines the two. This Sugar Scrub Soap Making Tutorial from Rustic Escentuals us an easy soap project to do.  The finished soap will provide you with a wonderful exfoliating and moisturizing later.  These soaps are helpful to have on had for both summer and winter when the skin can get dry.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Rose Quartz & Serenity Blue Column Swirl CP Soap

Do you love the look of swirls in your cold process soap?  IN this recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus called Rose Quartz & Serenity Blue Swirl CP Soap is using the column swirl technique with a swirly top to the finish. Using this technique makes the marbled look come alive by using a contrasting color to make the others pop.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Creamy Rose Blush

Do you love to wear a cream blush?  Or do you use a powder blush and want to change?  Here is a recipe to make your own
from Wholesale Supplies  Plus called Creamy Rose Blush that
loos really easy to make.  Plus a little goes a long way.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Make Fizzy Bath Salts from Crumbled Bath Bombs or Fizzies

Have you ever had a recipe that just did not go right?  Most of have. But I bet you have not had the opportunity of turning a bad recipe into a good one? Well guess what?  I found one of those.  You can turn crumbled bath fizzies into Fizzy Bath Salts.  How do you do that?  In this posting from The Natural Beauty Workshop called Make Fizzy Bath Salts from Crumbled Bath Bombs or Fizzies will tell you how..

Sunday, June 12, 2016

How to Make Natural & Relaxing Lavender Soap

If you are new to cold process soap making and are nervous about combining oils in a recipe, The Soap Queen has premixed oils called Lots of Lots of  Lather Quick Mix.  Now I have never used her brand but I have used Soap Quick from Mission Peak Soap in Fremont and I am sure they are similar in certain ways. I really like using Soap Quick for alot of reasons but one of them is that I do not have to purchase alot of oils and combine them. It is already done for me.  But if you are wondering how it is used in a cold process soap batch, The Soap Queen uses in How to Make Natural & Relaxing Lavender Soap.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Cotton Candy Lip Balm

The county fair in my area will soon start.  One thing that brings up memories of the fair is cotton candy.  I also like using lip balm.  So why not combine the two?  This Cotton Candy Lip Balm recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus is easy to make and when you finish you will have 30 tubes of balm.  Make these and plan a trip to your fair. You can give these out as favors to the guests in your group.  How fun would that be?

Friday, June 10, 2016

Orchid & Pink Amber Rimmed CP Soap

When I saw this cold process soap this soap project....I was blown away.  I have not seen anything like it until today. This Orchid & Pink Amber Rimmed CP Soap recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus definitely has the WOW! factor.  This technique to making this soap is a bit tricky but it is well worth the effort.  It is done in two steps and will take approximately three days to complete.  So you need to be experienced making cold process soap to make this soap. It looks intimating but one day I would love to try.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Coastal Cottage Laundry Soap

Are you tired of what is in the commercial laundry detergents? Would like to control what is in your detergent?  Here is a recipe called Coastal Cottage Laundry Soap from Wholesale Supplies Plus that you may want to look into.  This recipe is done in two stages. First one must make a batch of cold process soap.  Once that batch has cured, then you can proceed to the next stage of the recipe.  If you do not want or have never made a batch of cold process soap, you can purchase a cold process bar of soap.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Baby Shower Favors - Soap Cupcakes

Do you know someone who is currently pregrant?  Are you planning a baby shower for this person?  Need ideas for favors? I have at least one idea that will fit the bill...Soap Cupcakes. Since these are easy to make you can color them pink or blue. This melt and pour project would be great to color them what the sex of the baby will be and use them for the big reveal...if you have not already announced what the sex of the baby is.  This project makes 6.  But is is easy enough to make more.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Blue Agave Sugar Scrub

There have been two different types of scrubs that I have made: salt scrub and a solid cube sugar scrub.  The salt scrub is not my favorite since it feels gloppy to me with all the oil that is used.  At this moment I love the solid cube sugar scrub recipe since a melt and pour base holds the sugar together until you use it.  Wholesale Supplies Plus has a recipe in their library called Blue Agave Sugar Scrub. This recipe is a thick viscosity so this would be consider more of a whipped version.  This recipe makes (4) 6.3 by weight scrubs.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Waterlily & Bluebell Bubble Marbles

When I was a kid there was Mr. Bubble Bubble Bath.  And I remember commercials for Calgon and their slogan was "Calgon take me away!"  So if you enjoy a bath but want an updated version of a bubble bath, why not try this recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus called Waterlily & Bluebell Bubble Marbles. Are you scratching your head, wondering what is a bubble marble?  Well, they best way to describe them would be like a bath fizzies but a smaller size.  This is a moderate level project that takes 45 minutes of your time and when you are finish you should get 45 bubble marbles (depending on how large you make them).

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Perfect Pineapple Soap Tutorial

I have to be honest, as a child I did not like pineapple very much,  But as an adult, I have grown to love it.  Here is a cold process soap recipe from The Soap Queen called Perfect Pineapple Soap. What makes this soap really interesting is the texture top.  I am not going to reveal how it was will just have to find out for yourself but it makes it even more tropical like you have one right from the Hawaiian Islands.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Mint Truffle Lip Balm Project

I love Junior Mints and Peppermint Patties.  As Kramer says they are cool and refreshing.  So when I found this recipe for Mint Truffle Lip Balm in the Willow and Sage Magazine, I had to see if they offer the recipe for free on their website.  I got lucky and found it. So if you love the flavor of mint and chocolate, then this is just up your alley.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Beach Ball Bath Bomb DIY

Sometime ago someone gave me some of the sphere molds for bath bombs.  I have not used them yet, but when I saw this project from The Soap Queen called Beach Ball Bath Bomb, I thought I have to give the molds and this recipe a try. These are so adorable and so appropriate since summer is just around the corner.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Homemade Almond and Floral Body Scrub

If you want to use a scrub while bathing but you do not want to use sugar, here is a recipe that uses salt.  Did you know thatt the base of epsom or sea salt not only exfoliates your skin but has the added benefit of absorbing toxins.  So with the addition of almond oil which has its own health benefits for the skin that adding it with the salt makes a great dynamic duo.  Making your own body scrubs has its benefits.  Check out this Homemade Almond and Floral Body Scrub recipe and make your bathing experience more delightful.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Tangerine Daffodil with Carrot Puree CP Soap Loaf

Here is a really neat layered technique for cold process soap from Wholesale Supplies Plus called Tangerine Daffodil with Carrot Puree. The carrot puree used in this recipe is thought to have anti-oxidant properties.  Carrots are considered great for the skin and high in Vitamins A and C plus it add great color to the soap.