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.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Solid Perfume

Love wearing perfume but do not like the cost.  Here is a Solid Perfume recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus that will leave a lasting scent on your skin.  You can use their suggested scent or  customize this recipe using your own fragrance.  It is a perfect size that you can keep in your pocket or wristlet.   

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Floral Buttermilk Bath

According to Wholesale Supplies Plus, Ancient Egypt and Cleopatra's renowned glowing skin was the source of inspiration for this luxurious bath milk recipe called Floral Buttermilk. Cleopatra was know for taking daily milk baths and was rumored to be a seductress with her intoxicating aroma.  This is a very easy recipe to make. It takes only 30 minutes to complete and results in  (20)  one ounce large tea bags.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Cactus Flower Soap Tutorial

Do decorate in the southwestern motif?  Or do you hail from the dessert?  I found this interesting cold process and melt and pour soap project from The Soap Queen called Cactus Flower Soap.  This project is more for the advanced soapmaker.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Breastfeeding Boobie Butter

Recently at work, there have been a couple of babies being born.  I found this recipe that would be a great gift to make and give....Breastfeeding Boobie Butter.  This recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus is great to use between feedings to help soothe and lubricate sore and dry nipples.  It is very easy to make and only takes 30 minutes to make.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Orange Butter Body Scrub DIY

I have heard of cocoa butter and shea butter but this is the first time that I have heard of Orange butter.  It is smooth, creamy and very fragrant that it may just may become your favorite ingredient in your body products.  But if you would love to try this new found ingredient, you can try this recipe from The Soap Queen called Orange Butter Body Scrub.  This is a very easy sugar scrub recipe that takes no time to make and results in five 4 ounce jars of product.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Whipped African Shea Butter

Here is a really great moisturizer recipe that is great for all year is  Whipped African Shea Butter from Wholesale Supplies Plus.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Turmeric Secret Swirl Soap Tutorial

I have seen a lot of different swirl techniques, but this is the first time I have seen a secret swirl technique. This recipe from The Soap Queen is called Turmeric Secret Swirl Soap which is for the advanced cold process soap maker.  To complete this recipe it will take you 60 minutes and yield about five pounds of soap.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

DIY Turmeric Melt & Pour Soap

It has been awhile since I found a really nice melt and pour soap recipe to share but I just happened to come across this Turmeric Melt & Pour Soap project from The Soap Queen which is really great for beginners and the advanced crafter would appreciate the quality ingredients.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Orange Furniture Polish

From time to time I find an interesting recipe for cleaning or household products.  So when I saw this recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus for Orange Furniture Polish I was excited to share it with you. This product works great as a cleaner and furniture polish.  It only helps clean the furniture but also will help to keep it looking new and bring out the wood's natural beauty.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Black Salt Bath Bomb DIY

Have you ever heard of black salt?  I had not until I saw this recipe from The Soap Queen for Black Salt Bath Bomb.  IF you decide to use charcoal in this recipe, Polysorbate 80 is key in this recipe.  Polysorbate 80 is an emulsifier that helps mix the charcoal into the water, resulting in less charcoal on your skin and tub.

Friday, June 9, 2017

All About Trace in Soapmaking Video

When you are making a batch of cold process soap, are you having problems with your batch coming to trace?  Whether you are a beginner or experienced, trace can sometimes can be a problem.  If you want or need to learn more about trace check out the recent post from The Soap Queen called All About Trace in Soapmaking (Video).

Thursday, June 8, 2017

DIY Turmeric & Ginger Body Scrub

Here is a lovely body scrub from The Soap Queen called Turmeric & Ginger Body Scrub that a beginner can make. It takes only 20 minutes to make this recipe and it yields (4) 8 oz jars.

Monday, June 5, 2017

How to Make Charcoal Facial Soap

According to The Soap Queen, Charcoal face soap seems to be everywhere right now, along with charcoal face makes and bath bombs.  When I think of charcoal, I think the stuff from the BBQ and why would I put it on my face? But from reading the post called How To Make Charcoal Facial Soap, it binds to dirt and oil and pulls it out of pores, leaving your skin clean and refreshed.  Because of its oil absorbing properties, it's especially fantastic for oily skin.  Since it does that I may just have to try this soap on my oil skin.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Eucalyptus Spearmint Shaving Soap

Photo by From Nature with Love
Father's Day is just around the corner.  Are you having a difficult time thinking of a gift?  Here is a recipe from The Natural Beauty Workshop called Eucalyptus Spearmint Shaving Soap that would be an unique gift for that special man in your life.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Dog Soap Recipe

Do you have a dog and dislike using the commercial soap to wash them?  I found this post on Lovin' Soap by Guest Poster Tricia Hoffman called Dog Soap Recipe. This cold process soap recipe gives your pooch the same benefits that us humans take advantage of handmade soap.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Iridescent Pearl Bath Bomb DIY

I love the iridescent look.  So when I saw this recipe from The Soap Queen called Iridescent Pearl Bath Bomb, I thought WOW! These bath bombs are really striking.  I am definitely going to try this sometime soon.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Layered Coffee & Cocoa Cold Process Soap

If you love the combo of coffee and cocoa I found this cold process soap recipe from Lovin' Soap called Layered Coffee and Cocoa. 

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Four Faux Funnel Soap Swirl Design

Photo from Lovin' Soap
I really like swirl design in a bar of cold process soap.  There are different ways to achieve this technique but Four Faux Funnel Swirl Design from Lovin' Soap was a small batch of soap that they try out a simple technique.  The funnel swirl technique can be done in a loaf mold, slab mold or even a cylinder mold.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Crescent Moon Bath Bomb DIY

Looking for something different in a bath bomb?  I found this Crescent Moon Bath Bomb recipe  from The Soap Queen that has an unique crescent moon design on it.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Black Cherry Merlot Wickless Candle Melt

I have heard of wax melts that you can use on a ceramic piece.  But if you do not want to go that route, I found this interesting project from Wholesale Supplies Plus called Black Cherry Merlot Wickless Candle Melt. This is a great and safe way to enjoy candles without lighting a wick. You can place this 4 oz tin on a coffee or candle melter,  As the the wax slowly melts, it will fill your room with a wonderful scent of Black Cherry Merlot.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Murumuru Cream Deodorant

Photo - From Nature With Love
I hardly find deodorant recipes, but I found one that I thought was very interesting.  The natural recipe is from The Natural Beauty Workshop called Murumuru Cream Deodorant uses a simple formula of vegetable butter, vegetable oil, baking soda and arrowroot powder.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Peppermint Lip Scrub

Photo by Point of Interest
I love the flavoring of peppermint.  What about you?  If you love it like I do, then you should check out this recipe for a lip scrub from Point Of Interest called Peppermint Lip Scrub. What is really interested about this recipe is that the author took normal white sugar and put it into a coffee grinder.  What did the coffee grinder do to the sugar?  According to the author, it turned into a very small crystal berry type sugar.  I thought that was interesting.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Daisy Cold Process Soap Tutorial

Are daisies your favorite flower?  Here is a really cute cold process soap tutorial from The Soap Queen called Daisy Cold Process Soap.  This is an intermediate level project that takes one hour plus extra prep time to complete this recipe.  Surprisingly, this recipe yields about three pounds of soap.

Friday, May 12, 2017

DIY Mermaid Bubbling Bath Truffles

Photo From The Soap Queen
Do you love bath fizzies?  Here is a cool recipe from The Soap Queen called Mermaid Bubbling Bath Truffles that has the cool jelly roll look.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

DIY Remineralizing Tooth Powder Recipe with Charcoal

I know there are other ways to clean your teeth instead of using toothpaste. I have heard of using baking soda and tooth powders.  This is the first recipe I have seen that has charcoal in it. If you are interested in trying a new recipe for tooth powder, check this one out from Lovin' Soap called Remineralizing Tooth Powder with Charcoal.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Neem & Lavender Oil Mask

Photo by From Nature With Love
According to The Natural Beauty Workshop, Oil Cleansers are great for deep cleaning pores and refreshing skin.  Even with the most simplified formulas, oil cleansers can help dissolve built up oils and free clogged pores, but when specialized ingredients are added, these simple recipes can provide targeted benefits for specific skin types. I would not think that oil cleansers could do that.  I guess I suspicious since I have only skin.  If you would like to try a new recipe, Neem & Lavender Oil Mask from The Natural Beauty Workshop.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Rose Gold Bath Bomb Tutorial

I recently purchased a rose gold cover for my smart phone.  I really like the color, so when I came across this Rose Gold Bath Bomb recipe from The Soap Queen I just had to share it.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Flower & Herb Body Oil

Photo - From Nature With Love
Do you have a great body oil?  Here is a recipe from The Natural Body Workshop called Flower & Herb Body Oil that you should try.  This recipe has a blend of the author's favorite body oils, and infused with calendula, lavender and geranium.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Chamomile & Coconut Oil Body Balm DIY

I love using body balms on my elbows and my cracked heals.  It is not often that I make a recipe, but I found this tutorial from The Soap Queen called Chamomile & Coconut Oil Body Balm that may just fit the bill for my needs.  You should try it too.

Monday, May 1, 2017

How to Set Up Your Market Display

Now that you have decided to start selling your bath and body products and you are wondering if there are any tips or tricks on how to make your booth more attractive.  The Soap Queen recently posted a blog about How to Set Up Your Own Market Display.  The posting goes in to detail on what your should bring, how to transport your items, how to set up your display and tips for designing your display.  Good luck on your new business adventure.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Heavenly Lilac Bath Truffle Tutorial + Free Printable

Love using bath bombs?  You may just want to try bath truffles to make your next bath more luxurious.  What are bath truffles?  Basically, they  are essentially bath bombs with extra skin-loving oils and butters.  They add more add more hydrating properties to your bath than typical bath bombs.  The Soap Queen recently posted a recipe for Heavenly Lilac Bath Truffles that also includes free printables.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Rose Clay Face Mask DIY

Masks are a wonderful product to use on your face.  The Soap Queen recently posted this recipe for a Rose Clay Face Mask that is suitable for both oily and dry skin.  The property of rose clay not only adds a pink hue to the mask but it also has oil absorbing properties.  This intermediate recipe takes about 30 minutes to complete and yields (4) eight ounce jars.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

DIY Rose Under-Eye Serum

The skin under your eyes is extremely thin and delicate.  Would you believe it is one of the first places to show the signs of aging?  So it is a great place to give a little extra TLC.  And how do you do that?  Make this Rose Under-Eye Serum recipe from The Soap Queen.  According to the Soap Queen, this recipe is designed to pamper the under-eye area with a blend of nourishing oils, vitamin E, and evening primrose extract.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Sweet Orange & Calendula Lip Balm

Lip balm is great.  Here is a recipe from The Natural Beauty Workshop called Sweet Orange & Calendula. This recipe has the soothing benefit of calendula and the cheerful scent of sweet orange which comes together in this buttery soft lip balm recipe.  After seeing the picture of the finished product, I really like the lip balm container.  When I make another batch of lip balm, I plan to purchase some.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Lily & Rain Melt and Pour Soap Tutorial

Melt and Pour soap makers, I have not forgotten you.  I found this lovely layered soap recipe from The Soap Queen called Lily & Rain that brings to images of sunny skies and colorful blooms.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Easy Bath Bombs (Bath Fizzies) Using a Moon Cake Mold Press

I have made bath bombs with plastic spheres, melt and pour soap mold but I never heard of mold presses.  In this recipe called Easy Bath Bomb (Bath Fizzies) from Lovin Soap, they use mold presses from Moon Cake.  The molds from Moon Cake are like little presses with detailed imprints for cakes. When I saw the picture, they reminded me of cookie presses.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Layered Mint Cold Process Soap

Mint is one of my favorite scents for soap.  It is so refreshing.  Here is a cold process soap recipe from Lovin' Soap called Layered Mint. This recipe is for someone who is a more experienced cold process soap maker.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Can You Make Bath Bombs Without Citric Acid?

Have you been making bath bombs for awhile?  And the one time you want to make them you do not have any citric acid and is there a way to make them with out it?  There may be a way.  The Soap Queen recently posted information in a blog post called Can You Make Bath Bombs Without Citric Acid?

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Floral Sugar Lip Scrub DIY

Have you ever used a lip scrub?  It is just like a body scrub but it is especially made for your lips.  Once the dry skin is removed from your lips , it helps with the lip balm to absorb better.  Granulated sugar is the perfect lip exfoliant because it is a lot gentler than salt but is scrub plus it takes good.  To learn more about making a lip scrub, check out this Floral Sugar Lip Scrub recipe from The Soap Queen.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Sultry Jasmine Lotion Tutorial

It has been awhile since I found a lotions recipe that I wanted to share. It is from the Soap Queen called Sultry Jasmine.  I find lotions making one of the easiest recipes to make.  You should give it a try.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Jelly Bean Cupcake Bath Bombs

Photo by Natural Beauty Workshop
Here is a really cute bath bomb recipe from The Natural Beauty Workshop called Jelly Bean Cupcake Bath Bombs that would be so adorable for Easter. Plus they look good enough to eat so make sure to put some kind of warning on them.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Tips for Soaping in Small Spaces

Are you like me and have a small space for making soap or other body products?  Most of my equipment and some supplies are stored in plastic storage containers.  I keep wishing for space of mine to store supplies out where I can see them.  I love the post from The Soap Queen called Tips for Soaping in Small Spaces.  I wish I had some to build structures like but I do not have someone to do it for or the right space but for right now I have to keep my stuff in storage bins.  One thing I did like for storage was Origami Shelving on HSN.  Like until I have the space to get these,,,it is just a pipe dream.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017


Heavy soda ash on the surface of the left bar.
Photo credit: Angela Carillo of Alegna Soap
Raise your hand if you have have experienced soda on your bars of soap.  I have more than once.  Are you wondering how you can prevent it?  Back Porch Soap Company recently wrote a post titled How to Prevent Soda Ash on Your Cold Process Soap Bar.  The posting explains what it is, why it happens, how to remove it and more.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Plumping peppermint & jojoba oil lip scrub

Looking for a plumping lip scrub?  Here is one from Point of Interest called Plumping Peppermint and Joboba Oil Lip Scrub..  It looks pretty easy but there is one ingredient that piqued my interest....Dehydrosome Plump Active Ingredient.  Had some questions about it.  Especially, what is it?  I know that cinnamon that have that effective even temporarily.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Two Tone Cherry Blossom Lip Balm

Photo by The Natural Beauty Worhsjop
 Back in December of 2016, a volunteer did a craft workshop on who to make candles with shaped inserts.  I thought it was quite interesting.  So when I saw this Two Tone Cherry Blossom Lip Balm recipe from The Natural Beauty Workshop, I wanted to see how it was done.  It is very similar to what I learned  in the candle workshop and I plan to try this because it looks really fun.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

The Lazy Soap Maker’s In-The-Pot Soap Swirl

Photo by Lovin Soap
I would call myself a beginner in the realm of cold process soap making.  But I have to be honest, my first attempt at making cold process soap was doing an In The Post Soap Swirl.  Pretty daring for a first try but I did keep it simple...I used only one color pigment and the base color of the oils which came out a cream white.  For the first try it came out really nice.  To this date I have not tried more colors.  Do not feel ready for that, but if you are then I would recommend Lovin' Soap's The Lazy Soap Maker's In The Pot Soap Swirl.   I found the technique interesting since I normally took out alittle soap batter and combined with the color sand swirled it in.  She does it a completely different way?  For those experienced,,,,would you do it this way?

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

DIY Easter Egg Bath Bombs

Celebrate Easter?  It is approaching fast.  Are you looking for something to give your friends for the holiday?  The Soap Queen recently posted this cute recipe for Easter Egg Bath Bombs. This is an intermediate level project that makes four bombs.

Monday, March 27, 2017

How to Make Custom Lip Tints Using Natural Ingredients

According to The Natural Beauty Workshop, Lip Tints are one of the easiest mineral make up items to master.  Would you like to try? How to Make Custom Lip Tints Using Natural Ingredients is a good place to start.