Monday, October 16, 2017

Candy Corn Soap Tutorial

Can you believe that Halloween is just around the corner? Why not create this adorable melt and pour Candy Corn Soap project from The Soap Queen. Candy corn is a basic staple of this time of the year. So the traditional colored layers of white, yellow and orange make this project very easy to do.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Caramel Apple Soap DIY

Do you fancy caramel apples?  Here is a great melt and pour soap project from The Soap Queen called Caramel Apple Soap.  This advanced project takes an hour plus prep time. Just a warning....that these soaps look good enough to eat.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

DIY Salted Caramel Bath Truffles

I love to eat Salted Caramels. And I really like bath bombs.  So when I saw this recipe from The Soap Queen called Salted Caramel Bath Truffles, I thought I would share with you.  This is an intermediate level project so if you have bath bombs or truffles before then you might not have any problems making them.  I think that the most difficult part about this project is having to roll the two different colors of batter to make this beautiful swirl.  But if you have made cookies that look similiar to these bath truffles, then you should not have any problems.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Pomegranate Lip Scrub

Lip scrubs are fun and easy to make. Basically, lip scrubs are a combination of sugars and oils that makes a wonderful product to use on your lips. Now that it is officially fall, I found this recipe from The Natural Beauty Workshop called Pomegranate Lip Scrub.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Cleansing Charcoal Facial Scrub DIY

I heard that products that include charcoal are great for your face.  I have never used them before but I did find this project from The Soap Queen called Cleansing Charcoal Facial Scrub.  This facial scrub will leave your skin feeling smooth.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Gemstone MP Soap

Gotta love those gems! According to Wholesale Supplies Plus, gemstones are trending right now and the Gemstone MP Soap simmer and shine beautifully.  With melt and pour soap, you can change the colors to match your mood or specific decor.  This is a very easy project that takes approximately takes an hours and results in six bars.


Monday, September 18, 2017

DIY Bourbon & Beeswax Candles

According to The Soap Queen, Candles are particularly comforting during the fall and winter.  This Bourban & Beeswax Candle is the perfect addition to your home autumn and beyond.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Pumpkin Spice Cupcake Soaps Colored With Annatto Infusion

So long Summer and hello Fall. Since we will be changing seasons next week, why not start looking at seasonal scented bath products. I found the perfect one to start with....Pumpkin Spice Cupcake Soaps from Lovin' Soap.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Watermelon MP Soap Tart

Watermelon happens to be my favorite summer time fruit.  To celebrate watermelons and summer time here is a melt and pour soap project from Wholesale Supplies Plus called Watermelon MP Soap Tart.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Pumpkin Gingerbread Wax Melts

Summer will becoming to end soon.  So I thought I would post this fun wax melt recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus called Pumpkin Gingerbread.  It is the perfect way to bring the Fall aroma to your home.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

DIY Crystal Soap Gift Set

Here is a great melt and pour soap project that would be great as gift soaps or as soap embeds. Crystal Soap Gift Set from The Soap Queen is a beginner's project that results in about 6 soap.  They are truly sparlicious.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Chocolate Orange Lip Balm

When I saw this Chocolate Orange Lip Balm recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus, it made be think of the the chocolate/orange ball in a the blue box (the name of candy escapes me at the moment).  If you love the combination of those two flavors, then you will love this recipe.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Moonstone Cold Process Soap Tutorial

I must admit, I am a fan of metaphysical book store.  I normally go in for crystals,  In my collection of crystals, I do have a moonstone, so I was excited to see that the Soap Queen had a cold process soap recipe called Moonstone.  I really like the colors used in this project and I hope to try it sometime soon.

Monday, August 28, 2017

A Vegan and Palm Free Soap Dough Recipe (Soap Clay)

What is soap dough?  According to Lovin' Soap, Soap dough or soap clay is moldable soap that you can use just like you would like for form little embeds and figures for embeding on soap.  This Soap Dough Recipe is vegan and palm free and looks like a really fun product to do.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Crafting Your Own Unique Beard Oil

If you know someone with a beard, you may want to try and make this beard recipe from Lovin' Soap's post called Crafting Your Own Unique Beard Oil. In this article, you will also learn about carrier oils, essential oils, packaging (bottles and caps) and labels.  Have fun making this recipe.  This would be a great product to add to your product line.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Argan Honey Hair Mask

Argan Oil is great for natural hair care products.  According to The Natural Beauty Workshop, it is rich in fatty acids, squalene and Vitamin E which it is nourishing to dry and damaged hair.  This simple Argan Honey Hair Mask recipe uses Argan Oil, and honey, a natural humetant, to moisturize, fortify and replenish the hair and scalp.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Mimosa Bloom Glycerin Soap

Here is an adorable melt and pour soap project from The Natural Beauty Workshop called Mimosa Bloom Glycerin Soap.  This project uses two layers of glycerin soap, one clear and one opaque to make these colorful soap. This recipe make about 4 three ounce bars of soap.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Rise + Shine Shower Steamers

Do you take a shower rather than a bath?  But you like the idea of bath fizzies?  Here is a recipe for shower tablets from Wholesale Supplies Plus called Rise + Shine Shower Steamers. You will definitely wake up from the minty aroma of these shower steamer fizzies,  The combination of menthol crystals and the Rosemary Peppermint Fragrance and Essential Oil Blend will awaken your senses and you get ready for the day.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Sugared Amber & Plum Wax Melts

Here is an alternative to candles....wax melts.  You are asking what are wax melts?  Basically, wax melts are scents wax (candles) without a wick and you burn/melt them in a potpourri or tart burner.  Want to learn how to make them?  Here is a recipe called Sugared Amber & Plum from Wholesale Supplies Plus.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Layered Handmade Soap Kit & Tutorial

I have taken classes on how to make cold process soap from scratch.  I have always been intimated about replicating a recipe.  But I wanted to try to make cold process soap and I was steered to Soap Quick from Mission Peak Soap in Fremont.  I tried it two years ago and fell in love with it.  So I found this Layered Handmade Soap Kit and Tutorial from The Soap Queen that uses a similiar project.  So if you are like I was, then I would recommend trying their project.  So basically, layered soap is a classic design.  Depending on the technique, creating layers can be easy or difficult, according to The Soap Queen.  This recipe is made using a technique known as "spoon plop".  It is when the soap is plopped into the mold, which is very easy to do and it creates a completely different bar each time.
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Fishbowl MP Soap

Many times I have seen the fish in the bag melt and pour soap, but this is the first time I have seen it in in a fishbowl version.  The instruction for this Fishbowl MP Soap project from Wholesale Supplies Plus is sure to be a hit with the young and old.  It is great item for craft shows, kids parties or even fundraisers.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Creating Piped Flower Embeds for Cold Process Soap

Photo by Amanda Gail of Lovin' Soap
Would you like to add a bit of whimsy to your cold process soap? I found instructions on how to create piped flowers.  This recent post titled Creating Pipped Flowers Embeds for Cold Process Soap from Lovin' Soap would look perfect on top of your bars of soap.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

How to Make Essential Oil Massage Oil

Massage Oil is one of the easiest bath and body products to make.  You can make it very easily and in a recent post from The Soap Queen called How to Make Essential Oil Massage Oil tells you how.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Sand Dollar Bath Bomb DIY

Do you love to spend your summers at the beach?  I found the perfect reminder of your lovely vacation...Sand Dollar Bath Bombs from The Soap Queen.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Baby Bottom Diaper Cream

Most of us probably remembers a product in a white tube that was used for a baby's bottom.  But if you want to go a more natural diaper balm that will soothe your babies' sensitive skin and keep babies's bottoms moisturized to help prevent chafing, then check out this recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus called Baby Bottom Diaper Cream.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Talc-Free Baby Powder


Looking for a powder that will keep your baby's bottom dry? Check out this Talc-Free Baby Powder recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus.  The recipe includes arrowroot powder, cornstarch and bentonite clay to help to absorb moisture while the caledula, chamomile and lavender add soothing properties.

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Friday, August 4, 2017

DIY Gemstone Melt and Pour Soap


I love the look of gem stone soaps, but I have to tell you that I am intimated at trying to make them.  From Lovin' Soap posted the great instructions on how to make them in a posting called DIY Gemstone Melt and Pour Soap.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Chamomile and Calendula Infused Bastille CP Soap for Beginners

Are you new to making cold process soap?  I found a soap recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus that is great for beginners.  It is called Chamomile and Calendula Infused Bastille CP Soap.  It is gentile soap that is perfect for babies or anyone with very sensitive skin.

Monday, July 31, 2017

DIY Lavender Linen Spray

Lavender is such a soothing and relaxing aroma. An easy way to spread the scent around to make a linen spray.  Never made a linen spray before?  Want to learn how?  The Soap Queen recently posted the instructions in a blog called DIY Lavender Linen Spray.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Rose Gold Cold Process Soap Cupcakes


When I took a class at The Nova Studio when back when I took a class on how to make soap cupcakes by the cold process soap technique.  Here is a recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus called Rose Gold Soap Cupcakes. These soap would make an adorable wedding favor.  Wholesale Supplies Plus suggests changing the color of the soap or organza bag to match the colors of your wedding.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Luxurious Lavender Bath Salt DIY

Calling all lavender lovers.  Here is a bath salt recipe from The Soap Queen called Luxurious Lavender that would help you relax from the day to day activities.   It is a very simple recipe that a beginner can make.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

LEMON LIME VOTIVE CANDLES

Photo by Crafts by Amanda
Here is a really fun summer time project from Crafts by Amanda..Lemon Lime Votive Candles. I have seen candles like this before but I have never attempted to make them.  This would be a fun decoration for a summertime picnic.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Margarita with Lime Cocktail Melt and Pour Soap

When I saw the picture of this Margarita with Line Cocktail Melt and Pour Soap from Wholesale Supplies Plus, I could not believe how real it looked...even down to the salt on the rim. What a fun favor to give out at your next party.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Jasmine Yuzu Solid Perfume Oil

Have you heard of Yuzu oil?  I never heard of it until I found this recipe from The Natural Beauty Workshop for Jasmine Yuzu Solid Perfume Oil .  Basically, yuzu is a rather exotic type of citrus fruit with an unique aroma that is bright, tart and floral.  It is sort like a mix between lemons and flowers.

Monday, July 24, 2017

DIY Matcha Green Tea Body Butter


Here is a body butter recipe for the beginner from The Soap Queen called Matcha Green Tea Body Butter.  It is packed full of green tea goodness and it has a lovely light green color.  This butter gets its smooth texture from the shea butter base.  Plus it has a combination of oils which includes sweet almond and vegetable.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Raspberry Geranium CP Soap

Here is a beauty of a cold process soap recipe from The Natural Beauty Workshop....Raspberry Geranium.  According to The Natural Beauty Workshop, raspberry seed oil is extremely nourishing to the ski because it is rich in fatty acids, phenols, and anti-inflammatory benefits. The oil from black and red raspberry make great super fatting agents in handmade soaps.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Lavender & Honeyquat Lotion Recipe

Are you looking for a new lotion recipe? I found this recipe from The Soap Queen called Lavender and Honeyquat Lotion.  Some ingredients that are included in this recipe are moringa seed oil, rosehip seed oil and shea butter.  The mixture of these ingredients creates a thick lotion that absorbs quickly into the skin and leaves your skin feeling soft and silky.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Black Tea Soap Tutorial

According to The Soap Queen, Black Tea has been renowned for centuries as a potent source of powerful anti-oxidents. This Black Tea Cold Process Soap Recipe from The Soap Queen's website harnesses those properties by replacing water with black tea.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Recipes from the 2017 HSCG conference: Rosehip & calendula moisturizer

Susan from Point of Interest demonstrated how to make to lotions at the 2017 HSCG Conference.  In her recent post, Recipes from the 2017 HSCG Conference:  Rosehip & Calendula Moisturizer she shares her recipes.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Shea Mafura Hair Butter - Two Ways

I have made whipped body butter before but I just learned that if you whip shea butter it is also great for your hair.  How did I find out about it?  I found this recipe called Shea Mafura Hair Butter from The Natural Beauty Workshop.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

How to Infuse Oil with Tea

Using a variety of oils in bath and body products is a very exciting thing to experiment and formulate in your recipes.  How would you like to take it to the next level by infusing your oils with tea?  In a recent post by The Soap Queen called How to Infuse Oil with Tea gives you some really great information on the subject.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Whipped Coconut Butter

Love using body butters?  Here is a great recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus called Whipped Coconut Butter. This recipe combines coconut butter blends with a lighter absorbing oils of Meadowfoam Seed and Jojoba that is great for the summer months as it does not leave a greasy feel.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

DIY Coffee Body Scrub

Do you need a cup of coffee in the morning?  Better yet, you can start your morning with a jolt from this Coffee Body Scrub. This easy scrub recipe from The Soap Queen is made with coffee grounds, coffee butter and coffee oil is perfect for any coffee-lover.  Coffee grounds exfoliate away dead skin, while the coffee oil and coffee butter leave the skin feeling smooth.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Aromatherapy Bug Deterrent


It is summertime and the bugs are out in force.  If you have plans to for a special event,  I found this recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus for Aromatherapy Bug Deterrent.  This recipe is not only aromatically comforting, but is effective in keeping mosquitos, gnats and other critters from ruining your events. It also contains natural ingredients that are nourishing for the skin and calming to the nervous system.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Rose Quartz Salt Bar (Cold Process Soap + Sea Salt) with Video

Awhile back Willow Sage had a hot process peppermint sea salt soap recipe.  When I saw this Rose Quartz Salt Bar cold process recipe from Lovin' Soap, I had to share it.  I really like the shape of the soap, it looks like it would go into a ring setting.  It is cool that there is a companion video to watch to see how the soap is made.


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Geranium & Lavender Belly Balm

Do you know someone who is pregnant?  Here is a recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus that helps take away the itching and dryness from her belly.  The combination of oils and butters really does the trick.  You can use it before and after birth or anytime your skins needs TLC!  So check out Geranium & Lavender Belly Balm recipe from WSP.

Monday, July 3, 2017

DIY Ginger & Moringa Oil Hair Conditioner

Do you use hair conditioner?  I found this interesting, yet easy recipe from The Soap Queen called Ginger & Moringa Oil Hair Conditioner which has Moringa Oil from the Moringa tree. According to the Soap Queen, the Moringa Tree which is also known as the Miracle Tree and the Tree of Life.  It is considered a superfood because it is made from seeds of the tree which is packed with potassium, fiber and mganesium.

Friday, June 30, 2017

HOW TO MAKE HERBAL SACHETS

You may have had a sachet some time in your life. They smell wonderful and make great gifts.  If would like to make your own, I found this tutorial from Crafts by Amanda called How to Make Herbal Sachets. The instructions tell you everything that you need to know how to make them. I really love the fabric that they used for the bag. I probably would purchase the quarter flats from Joann's since they are just the right amount for me to get started.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Lemongrass Mojito Soap Tutorial

When I took a cold process soap class at The Nova Studio, I happened to pick out a soap scented like a mojito.  Since then I have been in loved with my soap smelling like the drink.  If you are not into the cold process soap technique, you can still make this fragrant soap by the melt and pour method by the instructions by The Soap Queen's project called Lemongrass Mojito Soap.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Oatmeal and Chamomile Foaming Cleanser

Every skin type can benefit from regular exfoliation, but those with sensitive skin often shy away from the practice. This could be because of the many scrub products on the market have ingredients that are too harsh and irritating that can easily upset skin.  So if you have sensitive skin you may want to try this recipe called Oatmeal and Chamomile Foaming Cleanser from The Natural Beauty Workshop.


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Baking Soda Free Deodorant

Would you like to make your own deodorant?  Here is a recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus that is Baking Soda Free Deodorant. It is a very easy recipe to make and you get a heck of a lot of product.