Monday, October 31, 2016
Sunday, October 30, 2016
Blue Rain Drop Swirl. This is an intermediate level project that takes 1-2 hours to make. And it results in three pound of soap.
Saturday, October 29, 2016
How to Make Soap with an Impression Mat.
Friday, October 28, 2016
Do I Need a Business License and a Trademark?
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Product Photography Tips for Soapmakers.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
According to Lovin' Soap, the men's grooming industry is booming. Men are starting to spend some serious car on skincare products and they are going back to wet shaving using shave soap and a brush! So Lovin' Soap has created this great shave soap recipe.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Vanilla Bubble Bath Scoops from Wholesale Supplies Plus are luxurious to use in the bath and are very easy to make. The fresh vanilla scent will remind you of vanilla ice cream.
Monday, October 24, 2016
Vanilla Fig Drop Swirl. It has a beautiful combination of red, deep purple and darkened vanilla colors which is complemented by the sweet vanilla musk and ripe fig fragrance. The fig powder contains Vitamins A, B1, and K and it thought to help fresh, brighten and protect your skin.
Friday, October 21, 2016
Chamomile & Coconut Oil Body Balm. This a very simple recipe that made quickly and can be multiplied so that you can make gifts for the upcoming holiday season.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
100% Coconut Oil & Annatto Soap. According to The Soap Queen, coconut oil is extremely hydrating when applied directly to the skin, when it is combined with sodium hydroxide, it adds cleansing properties to cold process soap.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Infused Bath Melts has the addition of Dead Sea Salts and herbs that make a wonderful gift.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
How to Make Lotion Chips. I have heard of and made lotion sticks but I have never heard of lotion chips. I think it is really cool idea. According to the site, they are small moisture rich chips of solid lotion that are easy to make. You can store them in any container like a portable lip balm tin or cosmetic jar and apply whenever needed.
Monday, October 17, 2016
How to Calculate Candle Burn Time.
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Parsley and Rosemary Gel Face Mask. This recipe is a perfect for any skin type. The aloe vera gel is cooling ans soothing to the skin and works as a perfect basis for the kaolin clay, parsley powder and rosemary powder ingredients. This is an easy product to make....taking only a half hour Once completing the recipe, you should get six 5.25 jars by weight.
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Felted Christmas Sweater Ornament Soap. This project was written by Holly Port and can be seen on the Lovin' Soap's website. Have you ever heard of Holly Port? I was lucky enough to purchase her book titled Make it Fizz...A Guide to Making Bath Treats when The Nova Studio was located in Point Richmond. She did teach a class at the studio, but I did not get a chance to meet her in person. You may find other projects by Holly on You Tube, The Soap Queen and on her own site titled Lotion Bar Cafe.
Friday, October 14, 2016
It is that time of year when Starbuck's offers their famous Pumpkin Mocha Latte. If you are one of those that love this particular drink at this time of year and crave it for the other time of the year when it is not offered, I may have found a way to enjoy it. Wholesale Supplies Plus has a cold process soap recipe on their website called Pumpkin Mocha Latte CP Soap. The warm colors of this soap will definitely think of fall and pumpkin pie while the scent is comforting and will make you yearn for your favorite once-a-year drink.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Cucumber Lavender Face Spritzer for those who love to use a spritzer on their face.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Lavender Lotion Bar. I particularly like the packaging used for this product...a deodorant stick. What do you think?
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Hydrating Lavender Hair Oil recipe. It was specifically formulated to be easy to make and used in a variety of ways, depending on your preference.
Monday, October 10, 2016
Coconut Pumpkin MP Soap Bar recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus looks great as it smells. It is very simple to make and takes only about a half hour to make. When finished you should get approximately six bars weighing about six ounces. If you make soap to sell, this would be a nice one to add to your product line.
Sunday, October 9, 2016
When I saw this cold process recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus called Vanilla Bean with Cocoa Swirl, I made me think of the the commercial from the 70's for Reese's Peanut Butter - You got chocolate in my peanut butter. No! You got peanut butter in my chocolate. But this case it is vanilla. In this recipe, a fragrance oil called Vanilla Bean Noel is a favorite and it is so easy to blend with many other fragrances. But adding it to cocoa power makes a yummy swirls of creamy brown when using white pigment powder for contrast.
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Cucumber Melon. The base of the scrub is a foaming bath butter. It is a pre-made base that when it is whipped with a hand or stand mixer it is transformed into a light and fluffy consistency.
Friday, October 7, 2016
Cucumber & Lavender Bath Bomb. This will surely be a treat for your bath. Be on the look out for the next two weeks because The Soap Queen will be posting a collection of tutorials that would be great get together for crafting with friends.
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Vanilla Bean Sparkling Snowflake from Wholesale Supplies Plus. This bar of soap contains lotion which not only cleanse your skin but leave it feeling soft and moisturized.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Gel Phase in Soap Making - Prevent and Forcing Gel Phase talks about what the gel phase is, preventing and forcing the phase. There are some really nice pictures showing the differences.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Crescent Moon Cold Process Soap. I was amazed on how a deep black that they got the soap. DId not think they would get it that deep and that it may be alot lighter. I was thinking that they might have used charcoal or something. But I am not going to spoil it for you on how they got that rich deep black color.
Monday, October 3, 2016
Real Pumpkin Cold Process Soap Recipe - Pumpkin Pie Soap. It is the perfect cold process soap recipe for this time of the year.
Sunday, October 2, 2016
Orange Poppy Seed Salt Scrub. Learn how to make this simple scrub with just a few ingredients. The base is fine grade Dead Sea Salt, Poppy Seeds (for extra scrub), Orange Peel (for color), Essential Oil for scenting and some other ingredients.
Saturday, October 1, 2016
It is not too early to start thinking of the holiday season. My favorite candy for Christmas is from Brach's Peppermint Christmas Tree Nougats. So when I saw this melt and pour project from Rustic Escentuals called Peppermint Candy Soap Loaf. The embedded peppermint candy soap has red and white soap pieces that makes this soap have a fun holiday twist. By using mica to color the soap pieces, you will not have to worry about the colors bleeding into the clear soap base. Plus the soap looks great and be enjoyed through the holiday season.