Friday, September 30, 2016

Purées & Fresh Ingredients in Melt and Pour Soap

There are so many possibilities with melt and pour soap.  But one of them that may not work is adding puree and fresh ingredients.  To be honest I have never added anything like that to my melt and pour soap, but I found a blog post from The Soap Queen called Purees & Fresh Ingredients in Melt and Pour Soap. If you are interested in learning why you cannot add these types of ingredients to your MP Soap.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Get More Traffic – Three Ways to Boost Your Soapmaking Website SEO

If you have a website or plan to have a website to sell your products and you are wondering ways to be your SEO (search engine optimization)?   According to Lovin' Soap, SEO is how easy is it for people to find your site when they perform an internet search.In a recent blog entry titled Get More Traffic - Three Ways to Boost Your Soapmaking Website SEO by Lovin' Soap discusses three ways to optimize your website for search engines.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Pumpkin Spice Latte Bath Bomb

It is that time of year where Starbucks and other coffee houses come out with their seasonal hot beverages.  If you love Pumpkin Spice Lattes then this bath bomb recipe from The Soap Queen is specifically for you. This beautifully layered bath bomb is an intermediate project that takes 45 minutes to make about 10 bath bombs. They make perfect gifts for those who love to soak in the bath tub.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Sparkling Snowdrop Cold Process Soap Tutorial

I know that Fall just started but it is not too early to start thinking about the upcoming Winter season and holidays.  Here is a cold process soap project from The Soap Queen that you may want to make.  It is called Sparkling Snowdrop.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Wholesale Tips for Soap Makers

So you want to take your hobby of soapmaking to the next level. Or do you want to sell your soap wholesale?  Want more tips?  Here is a list of tips from Lovin' Soap in a posting called Wholesale Tips for Soap Makers.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Apple Cinnamon MP Soap Cupcakes

Fall is finally here! Besides the aroma of pumpkin pie, apple cinnamon aroma reminds me that the fall season is here. If you like the apple pie aroma as much as I do, I found this adorable Apple Cinnamon MP Soap Cupcake project from Wholesale Supplies Plus.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Layered Mummy Halloween Soap Design and Recipe

Cold process soapmakers,,,,you are in luck!  I found another Halloween cold process soap project from Lovin' Soap.  I think it is absolutely ghoulish!  It is called Layered Mummy Halloween Soap Design and Recipe.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Afraid of Using Sodium Hydroxide Lye to Make Soap?

Is this first time you are going to venture out to making cold process soap?  Are you intimidated?  Or scared?  You are not alone.  Just read The Soap Queen's recent blog posting called Afraid of Using Sodium Hydroxide Lye to Make Soap?

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Frankenstein Halloween CP Soap Design and Recipe

 Calling all cold process soapmakers, are you stumped by not finding any Halloween themed soap projects?  Well, guess what?  I found one for you!  This Frankenstein Halloween CP Soap Design and Recipe from Lovin' Soap is just for you.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Vanilla Bubble Bath Scoops

Love vanilla?  Why not add these luxurious bath scoops to your tub and you can soak the day away!  These Vanilla Bubble Bath Scoops are easy to make and you will have plenty for alot of baths or give as gifts. The fresh vanilla scent will remind you of a big bowl of vanilla ice cream.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Shimmery Berry Vanilla MP Loaf Soap

Here is a really beautiful melt and pour soap that would be perfect to give as gifts or if you sell soap you can added to your Holiday product line....Shimmery Berry Vanilla MP Loaf Soap from Wholesale Sales Supplies. With the enticing aroma of berries and sugar would be a great favor to give out as a favor for a little girls birthday party.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Vanilla Mint Lip Icing

To be honest, I have never her of lip icing but I bet that it is very similiar to a lip butter.  So when I found this recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus called Vanilla Mint Lip Butter I had to share it.  What is great about this lip butter is that it will glide over your lips and leave them feeling moisturized and quench dry, chapped lips.  You can use this anytime of the year to pamper your sensitive lip area.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

How to Make Soap: Cold Process and Melt & Pour Recipes

It is not to early to start thinking about making holiday gifts.  If you want to make cold process bars of soap it is best to start soon so that they have gone though the process and ready to give. Melt and pour is pretty forgiving...because once it harden you can use it immediately.  I found this post called How to make Soap:  Cold Process and Melt & Pour Soap Recipes that can give you some ideas about making soap to give as gifts.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Cocoa Butter Cashmere Body Mousse DIY

Have you ever heard or tried a body mousse?  The closest I came to a mousse is a body whip.  I probably very similiar.  If you are interested in learning how to make it, then check out The Soap Queen's recent post on Cocoa Butter Body Mousse.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Pumpkin Sugar Scrub

One of my favorite candies during this time of the year is candy corn.When I saw this picture of this Pumpkin Sugar Scrub from Wholesale Supplies Plus that looks and smells amazing. Each layer is pack full of skin-nourishing ingredients that leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

White Pumpkin Patch MP Loaf Soap

Even though Halloween is more than a month away, but I found this recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus called White Pumpkin Patch MP Loaf Soap that is perfect for the whole harvest season.  The pumpkin is made with Madagascar Vanilla Soap.  Then it is enhanced with a creamy, spicy blend of sweet pumpkin and vanilla scents.  What makes this really adorable is the pumpkin is surrounded by green vines that makes it look like it is ready to be picked right from the pumpkin patch.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

RECIPE: Cider Lane Bath Fizzies

Another favorite scent I love for the fall is apple cinnamon.  I found this bath fizzy recipe called Cider Lane Bath Fizzies from Wholesale Supplies Plus that will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth because of the added oils and butter but your skin will not feel greasy because of the Polysorbate 80.  If you add a painted apple, then it will tie the fragrance of sugar, vanilla bean and apple cider. These make a great gift for anyone who loves to take a long soak in the tub.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Pumpkin Pie Lip Balm

Can you believe how time has flown by?  Next week Fall will be here. Besides the leaves falling, the aroma of pumpkin pie filling the air rings in the season.  So what a way to start the season is by making this Pumpkin Pie Lip Balm recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus.  This recipe includes the luscious ingredients of Macadamia Nut butter, Pumpkin Seed Oil and Shea Butter,  These ingredients will leave your lips moisturized and protected as the weather starts to turn colder.

Monday, September 12, 2016

How to Remove Oil Spots From Soap Making Clothes, Towels and Aprons

If you are a cold process soap maker, you might have had a time or two when you have had oils or fragrances oils spill on your clothes, towels or aprons.  It can be a bear to get to them out of  your clothes. In a recent post from Lovin' Soap called How to Remove Oil Spots from Soap Making Clothes, Towels and Aprons gives some great tips to help you out on this.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Berry Rhubarb Crumble Soap Tutorial

Do you adore strawberry rhubarb pie?  Would you believe I found a cold process soap recipe from The Soap Queen called Berry Rhubarb Crumble Soap?  This recipe will definitely make your mouth water. And The Soap Queen has listed other desert related soap if you would like to try to make a soap dessert.  Would you believe that the "Whipped Cream" topping for this soap is made from the same soap batch?  The soap is allowed to thicken in the container until it reaches a thick and spoonable consistency.  This technique is a great alternative if you are nervous about making soap frosting.  I will definitely have to try that technique.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Amber & Incense Spray Cologne for Men

Would you believe that both men and women will love the smell of this amber and incense scented cologne?  This Amber & Incense Spray Cologne for Men recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus uses an alcohol free bases that creates a nice light spritzing cologne,  This is a very easy project and does not take alot of time  to complete.  Definitely a great project to make to give as gifts for the upcoming holidays.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Cranberry Fig Soap Spheres for the Holidays

It is not too early to start thinking about making products for the Christmas holiday.  I found this cold process recipe from Lovin;' Soap called Cranberry Fig Soap Spheres.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Rustic Tilted Layered Pillars

If you are looking to create something different for the upcoming holidays but you do not know what to make.  I found this candle project from Rustic Escentuals called Rustic Tilted Layers Pillars.  You can chose your favorite colors or fragrances and make beautiful gifts for friends and family.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Caramel Apple MP Soap

I love caramel apples  So when I saw the instructions for this Caramel Apple MP Soap from Wholesale Supplies Plus, I had to share because they look good enough to eat.  They are perfect for kids and adults alike.  They are great for back to school gifts for teachers, fall craft fair or anytime you want or add a cute novelty to your product line.  Just a thought if you give them out at Halloween or anytime for a matter of fact, you should put a label that says....DO Not Eat.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Simple Castile Cold Process Soap Tutorial

According to The Soap Queen, cold process soap made with 100% olive oil is known as "Castile" Soap,  The name of the soap is thought to be originated in the Castile region of Spain.  Olive oil is a staple in many cold process recipes which contributes moisturizing properties to a bar of soap.  It also gives the bar of soap a gentle and creamy later which makes it a great choice for dry or sensitive skin.  If you would like to learn how to make Castile Soap, read this recent posting from The Soap Queen called Simple Castile Cold Process Soap Tutorial.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Cashmere and Pear Body Whip

Body whips are great for pampering your skin. Here is a recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus called Cashmere and Pear Body Whip. It is really not that difficult to make but I must warn those with nut allergies because this recipe calls for Brazilian Nut Butter. It is takes about a half hour of your time and you should get about nine (8) ounce jars of product.  Great to give out to friends and family.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Cardamom Mocha Salt Scrub Scoops

Occasionally, I like to use a body scrub when I shower.  It is a great way to soften the skin by exfoliating the dead skin off of my elbows, heels and feet.  But I am not a fan of the oil and salt combination because they seem to be a bit messy for my taste.  I prefer the solid form like the single sugar cube version I learned how to make in a class at The Nova Studio.  I found this one time use salt scrub recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus called Cardamon Mocha Salt Scrub Scoops that I would like to try.  It is a very simple recipe that takes no time and you get a huge amount from this recipe to give out to friends and family.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

DIY Body Sprays with Essential Oils

Do you use body sprays?  If you do not make your own, you may want to ready the label of one the you are using.  They may contain ingredients that have petrochemicals in them.  If you want to learn more about body sprays and how to make them, you should read this posting from The Mountain Rose Blog called DIY Body Sprays with Essential Oils.  Body sprays are pretty easy to make and it can be easily become enchanted to blend essential oils and hydrosols.  Many of the ingredients also offer aromatherapeutic and skin care benefits.