Monday, February 29, 2016
Rustic Escentuals Crafting Library on How to Make Two Tone Lip Balm. I am imagining this recipe as a vanilla mint flavoring. What do you think? If you following the recipe you you will be able to make three lip balms. What a neat idea as a party favor for an upcoming party.
Sunday, February 28, 2016
Rosewater Lemonade CP Soap Loaf on the Wholesale Supplies Plus website. I know raspberry and rosewater are not the same but I love them both. But the mixture of rosewater and lemonade gives this soap a tantalizing fragrance that will delight everyone. It also has a cool layered design that will wow everyone. This recipe makes (8) 1" bars.
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Anti-Pinch Nail Polish. This is a very easy recipe to do and it only takes 10-15 minutes to complete 5 bottles of nail polish --- enough to share with your friends.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
ssential Oil Blends for Soap. Take a look to see if there is something that will inspire you.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Monday, February 22, 2016
Lemon Rose Melt and Pour Soap really intriguing. The soft colors and the combination of lemon and rose fragrances a really beautiful and elegant soap. This easy project takes one hour and you will get (8) 5 oz bars of soap.
Sunday, February 21, 2016
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Saturday, February 20, 2016
Grapefruit Lilac CP Soap Loaf. This cold process soap recipe will make a double layer bar with the bottom layer being a purple lilac layer and the top layer a sweet and tart grapefruit scent. The combination of the two scents complement each other beautifully. It should take an hour to make and once you slice up your bars of soap....you should get (8) 5 oz. bars.
Friday, February 19, 2016
Mentholated Eucalyptus Shower Melts that are perfect if you have a feeling a cold coming on. This recipe is very easy to make and you should get six 2 ounce tablets.
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Focus Aromatherapy Mist is a blend of a hydrosol and essential oils that can keep you levelheaded and inspired when you really need it most. It is really easy to make and it would be a wonderful gift to make for your friends and family.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Sugared Strawberry Lip Scrub. Would you believe that this lip scrub is great to use all year round? Yes. It will help keep the sensitive skin on your lips from getting chapped and peel. It is a very easy recipe that takes only 1/2 hour to do. And at the end you you get (10) 1/3 jars which are 1/2 oz by weight when you are done.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Lemon Sugar Scrub that is luxurious to polish and exfoliate your skin. Use this scrub anywhere your skin needs alittle TLC. After one use, you will see how soft your skin feels. This is any easy project to do. You will only need one half hour to make it. This recipe makes (10) 4.75 oz jars.
Monday, February 15, 2016
Cardamon Sugar MP Soap Bars. These soap bars as like a scrubby bar that leaves your skin feeling soap and moisturized. This is an easy project that takes one one and you should get approximately (14) 4 oz sugar bars.
Sunday, February 14, 2016
How to Add Purees to Cold Process Soap. This posting discusses it all and hopefully you will take the challenge when you make your next batch of CP soap.
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Melt & Pour Soap Truffles from The Soap Queen anyway because you can make them for another time. This intermediate project takes about two to three hours and you get about one pound of soaps. These soaps look good enough to each so if you make them to give out as gifts, you may want to alert the person you are giving them to.
Friday, February 12, 2016
Six Ingredient Lotions: Rice Bran and Mango Butter Body Butter that is made from a lotion recipe. Now a traditional body butter does not have water in it so this recipe will need a preservative because of the water.
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Avocado + Spearmint Cold Process Soap Tutorial. This project makes about three pounds of soap and takes 1-2 hour to make.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Earth Day is celebrated is celebrated in April. If you want to celebrate Earth Day, you may want to consider making this lip balm recipe from Grapefruit.com Earth Day Natural Lip Balm Recipe has a combination of butters and an oil that I have never used before -- Cherry Kernal Oil
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Monday, February 8, 2016
There are some many different exfoliants you can use in you bath and body products, it can be hard to choose. According to The Soap Queen, the most important thing is to consider when selecting an exfoliant is where you are planning to use it. Also, you may want to consider how you are going to apply it. So choosing the ideal exfoliant can be a personal preference. So do you want to learn more? Then I would say read the posting called All About Exfoliants on the Soap Queen's site. It gives you some great information to help you with your decision.
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Funnel Swirl Soap Design - One Mad Oils Mica that uses pvc piping as a mold and various colors of micas to color your soap. The funnel swirl really stands out once you cut the soap. Each cut is different from the next. Give this one a try.
Saturday, February 6, 2016
How to Remove Soap from PVC Pipe that has some tips and a video on how to do this. So if you have PVC pipe lying around and you are short of a mold for your soap batch, then you may want to give this a try.
Friday, February 5, 2016
Have you received a mold that you do not know what the size of the recipe you can put in the mold? Or did you find something that is not a normal mold that it is used for soap and you want to calculate how much of soap you can put it in? I have not had to figure that out yet, but I have purchased some 9x9 silicone cake molds that I thought I would use for cold process soap batches. So I went out on the hunt for some information on how to calculate this information. I happen to come across this posting called Calculating Mold/Recipe Size by Janice from West Virginia that appears on the website Soapmaking Essentials.com. This will give you some basic formulas on how to figure the correct amount you will need for your mold. Good luck!
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Cacao & Vanilla Body Polish. This recipe from Mountain Rose Herb smells great and beautifully exfoliates the skin to make it feel soft and smooth. It will leave a faint scent of chocolate and vanilla that is sweet and earth. Have a delightful time making and using it.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Lavender and Fir Wax Tarts and Carpet Freshner, I wanted to immediately share the next great product in her series. I would say that one of the best things about a clean home is a fresh clean scent. And this pair of recipes will help bring that freshness in with the combination of lavender, lemon and fir.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Frosted Cranberry Winter Wonderland that has a sweet sugary plum with a slight tartness of cranberry fragrance. This recipe also has shea butter and blueberry seeds to make it a perfect bar that will moisturize and exfoliate your dry winter skin. This is an advanced level project that will take an hour to make. Once your soap cures and is ready for slicing, you will get eight 1" slices.
Monday, February 1, 2016
Natural Soap Scum Cleaner. Instead of using the products from the shelf of the grocery store you can use baking soda and pumice to fight dirt and make your bathroom shine. This dry soap scum cleaner is made with ingredients from natural sources instead of harsh chemicals found in store bought cleaners.