Thursday, March 31, 2016
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Chocolate Lavender Bath Melts that would soak way your troubles away. Enjoy the benefits of natural cocoa butter as it surrounds you to soften and moisturize your skin. This is a very easy project to do. And it will only take an hour of your time. You should wind up with about 44 bath melts. And when you want to use one is all you have to do is place one bath melt under running water and watch the ingredients melt into the bath water.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Couture Confetti Cold Process Soap. This intermediate project features a hot pink top layer, confetti-filled bottom layer and lots and lots of sparkle to make it fun and girly for all the girls and women in your life. The confetti layer is created by grating cold process soap with a cheese grater and stirring it into the soap batter. That does not seem to difficult because I have mixed in poppy seeds into a batch before so that should be too bad. Once completed you should get about 3 pounds of soap.
Saturday, March 26, 2016
At the beginning of the month, The Soap Queen had a contest of Share Your Favorite Soaping Tip Contest. The tip could pertain on any type of bath and beauty project from soaps to lotions. The Soap Queen received an astounding 400 tips. Some were having fun to staying organized. In her recent posting,Your Favorite Soaping Tipsshe discusses scenting, tools and prep tips.Bur if you are looking for more then check out the Tips and Tricks category of her blog.
Friday, March 25, 2016
Recently, I posted a recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus for minty bath fizzies. If you loved that recipe you may want to try this Minty Bath Salts. It is a very simple recipe that can be done in a half hour. Once you complete the recipe you should have (6) 8 oz bags to use for yourself or give away.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Neon Geometric Melt and Pour Soap Tutorial that you may want to try. Now it is an advanced project and can take about four hours to complete because of the layers you can to create. This bar of soap incorporates bright shades of green, purple, and yellow to create this complex design. Just a warning: This MP project requires some patience because you need the bottom layer need to be cool and firm to support the layer above it. It also requires a solid understanding of melt and pour temperature because it is crucial to pour the layers while the soap is hot enough that it is fluid, but not too hot that it melts the layers below.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Is chocolate and mint your favorite flavor combination? Here is a recipe for Chocolate Mint Bath Fizzy Truffles from Wholesale Supplies Plus that will leave your skin soft and leave your feel like your have bathed in a luscious chocolate delight. These truffles are packed with yummy oils and skin-softening butters. If you make this recipe, it will only take a 1/2 hour and when you are done you will have 22-24 truffles.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Make Your Hair Perfume. The perfume is made with their own brand essential oils which can be purchased their site. I do not know this company so I can vouch for the quality of their essential oils but I am sure that if you have your own favorite brand then you can use those.
Monday, March 21, 2016
Raspberry Swirl CP Soap Loaf that has the wonderful aroma of raspberries enhances to the beauty of the swirl soap. According to the directions from Wholesale Supplies Plus, this in-pot-swirl technique is simple and created a beautiful bar of soap. Will definitely have to try this.
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Are you having a difficult time deciding what to give your guests for favors for your upcoming wedding? I thought The Soap Queen had a great idea of making soaking salts and scrub. Besides wedding, these would be great for bridal showers, baby showers or any other event you may want to think of. If you are interested in this project, then check out the posting called DIY Soaking Salt and Scrub Wedding Favors.
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Using Expired in Cold Process Soapmaking.
Friday, March 18, 2016
Do you have a problem losing your soap on the bottom of your tub? Here is a fun recipe from the Wholesale Supplies Plus website called Chocolate Mint Marshmallow Floating MP Soaps. These melt and pour soaps are light and airy like marshmallow soaps that actually float on top of the water. Plus the minty fresh scent will keep you feeling fresh and clean all day. This is an easy recipe and would you believe you get 48 soaps out of this recipe?
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Troubleshooting: Common Issues with Cold Process Soap that has some helpful tips and tricks that may just help you solve your problems. Give this a try and see if it helps.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
DIY Wedding Favor Candles. It is a very easy project that would take about 2 hours to make 10 candles.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Simple Secrets: How to Achieve the Perfect Curl in MP Soap. Read it and see if there are some tips that you can use.
Monday, March 14, 2016
Sweet Lime Lip Scrub which is great for exfoliating the dry, excess, weathered skin on your life, while moisturizing and restoring your lips with pure botanical oils and butter. It is a sweet treat for your lips.
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Hibiscus Infused Cold Process Soap recipe in Wholesale Supplies Plus' Recipe Library. It takes an hour to make this soap recipe. And once it is ready to cut, you should be able to get (8) 1" slices.
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Blackberry Tea Bath Fizzies that are packed full of scrumptious ingredients such as shea butter, apricot kernel oil and coconut milk powder which will help sooth and moisturize your skin. This is an easy project to make and it will only take an hour of your time to make (18) 1.75 oz bath fizzies.
Friday, March 11, 2016
I recently shared a post from the Rustic Essential Crafting Library site on how to use micas in soap. Now I am sharing a post called How to Color Lip Balm Using Micas. Adding lip safe micas to your lip balms is an easy way to add a shimmer of color to your lip balms. This tutorial will show you how easy it is to add mica to your lip balm base.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Chicks and Bunnies Melt & Pour Soap DIY. This project is very easy and takes only one hour to make about one pound of soap. Right now I am thinking of the candy peeps that are on the shelves.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Shelf Life of Bath Products & Ingredient: Rancidity vs Mold talks about that very thing.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Natural Colorant Rainbow Cold Soap that uses natural colorants to achieve vivid hues of every color of the rainbow.
Monday, March 7, 2016
5 Minute Whipped Body Butter is quick and simple is not much different than making a buttercream frosting. It may seem an awful lot of work with having to melt, whip and dip in ice baths, but honestly it is not really that hard and it is worth it in the end.
Sunday, March 6, 2016
Single Oil Cold Process Soap Lather Tests. The post goes into detail how each individual oil stood up to the lather test. See how each oil did. You will find out it to be very interesting.
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Celtic Melt and Pour Soap Tutorial. This advanced project from The Soap Queen uses one of Anne-Marie's favorite colors-Green. How appropriate for St. Patrick's Day.
Friday, March 4, 2016
How to Package Round Soaps Using Coffee Filters.
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Do you do a lot of travelling? When you arrive at your destination is your bag a mess because something has exploded? How you like to have your soaps easier to travel with? Here is a project from Rustic Escentuals on How to Make Soap Sticks. Soap Sticks makes travelling with soap convenient because it is in a tube. They are little portable soaps that are perfect for travelling. It is the perfect travel size so you can keep one in your purse or gym bag so you never know when you will need it. Each stick is about 1.2 ounces of soap.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Rustic Escentuals Library on how micas in melt and pour base. This posting called How to Use Mica Colorants in Soap should get you started to beautifully color your soaps.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Purifying and Protecting Cuticle Salve. It is an easy to make salve of baobab and tea tree that will protect and soften nail beds and cuticles. It is also great to use after working in the garden or as a wintertime hand balm.