Friday, December 15, 2017

Magnesium Rich Mineral Bath

Looking for a simple bath soak recipe packed with mineral rich salts, coral calcium, and natural magnesium flakes?  I found this Magnesium-Rich Mineral Bath recipe from The Natural Beauty Workshop which is great to give as gifts or use on your own.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

French Green Clay & Milk Soap Tutorial

Are you looking for a different challenge in your cold process soap making?  I found this French Green Clay and Milk Soap recipe from The Soap Queen that uses raw unpasterized cows milk instead of water. 

Monday, December 11, 2017

Sweet Spearmint Tooth Powder - Two Ways

Instead of purchasing commercial toothpaste, would you rather make your own?  The Natural Beauty Workshop recently posted an easy recipe on how to make Sweet Spearmint Tooth Powder - Two Ways on their site.

Friday, December 8, 2017

DIY Cocoa Butter Bath Bombs

Here is a fun bath bomb recipe that looks good enough to eat....Cocoa Butter Bath Bombs.  This recipe from The Soap Queen is an advanced project.  But, it looks like there may be a challenge of the cocoa drizzle separating from the bath bomb.   If you read the whole article, there is a trick to solve this problem.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Glitter In Bath Bombs - FDA Regulations

Did you know that bath bombs are considered a cosmetic? According to the FDA, they are and there are rules and regulations about coloring them.  Want to learn more?  Then I suggest reading the post from The Soap Bar called Glitter in Bath Bombs - FDA Regulations.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Moringa Clay Mask DIY

Do you have a combination skin type?  I found this facial mask recipe from The Soap Queen called Moringa Clay Mask.  This is an intermediate level project that should take about 30 minutes and results in four 8 ounce jars.






Friday, December 1, 2017

Pumpkin Bath Fizzies Recipe

Love using bath bombs in your bath?  Here is a really cute pumpkin inspired idea from Wholesale Supplies Plus  if you love the scent of pumpkin....Pumpkin Bath Fizzies. This recipe utilizes Shea 50, which doubles as a moisturizer and solubilizer.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Color Additives for In-Bath Products

Are you wondering about the regulations the FDA has about color additives for bath products?  Marie Gale has written a blog post called Color Additives for In-Bath Products which details what you need to know about this subject.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Natural Brazilian Clay Layered Triangle Soap Design

While searching for recipes to share, I found this cold process recipe from Lovin' Soap called Natural Brazilian Clay Layered Triangle Soap Design

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Frosted Pine Cone Wax Melts

Thanksgiving is over and it is time to start to think of Christmas.  Love candles?  Have you ever thought of using wax melts?  Here is a recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus called Frosted Pine Cone fills your home with winter aroma of crisp apple, frosted pine cone and cedarwood.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Jade Cold Process Soap Tutorial

If you love Jade or know someone who does, then this recipe for Jade Cold Process from The Soap Queen was made for you.  According to The Soap Queen, the jade stone is know for its beautiful green color and thought that it has healing properties.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Candy Corn Bath Salts Recipe

Halloween has passed and Thanksgiving is upon us. But I wanted to share this bath salts recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus called Candy Corn.  It has been awhile since I have had candy corn but I always enjoyed.  If I make this recipe, I would surely save on calories.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Pomegranate Orange Bubble Cakes Recipe

Here is another great holiday gift idea from Wholesale Supplies Plus - Pomegranate Orange Bubble Cakes.  Wondering what bubble cakes are?  Basically, they are bath fizzies but these are special because they have jelly roll look.  These bubble cakes are colorful and have a wonderful blend of fruit and cinnamon for the perfect holiday gift.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Lump of Coal Soap Tutorial

Has someone on your list been naughty this year?  Here is cold process soap recipe from The Soap Queen to make Lump of Coal. If you are a melt and pour soap maker, I did not want to leave you out. I found a tutorial from Soap Deli News on how to make Lump of Coal Soap.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Lavender & Sea Clay Mask

Love face masks?  Here is a lovely recipe from The Natural Beauty Workshop called Lavender & Sea Clay Mask. The basic formula in this recipe does not include a preservative so it will need to be used right away or refrigerated between uses.  If you rather like a shelf-stable version of this recipe, you can look at their collection of preservative ingredients.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Orange Spice Hot Process Soap Tutorial

It has been a while since I posted a hot process soap recipe.  But I found this recipe from The Soap Queen called Orange Spice Hot Process Soap.  So what is the difference between hot process and cold process soap is that hot process is cooked, which speeds up the sapnotification process.  This results in soap that can be cut within 24 hours and enjoyed the same day.  Besides, it is the perfect project if you need to make last-minute gifts.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Toasted S'mores Sugar Scrub Recipe


As a youngster, I remember making s'mores when we went camping.  Here is a delicious smelling fall scrub from Wholesale Supplies Plus called Toasted S'mores Sugar Scrub that will transport you to that time in your life when you made s'mores around the campfire.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Simple Lavender Solid Perfume Recipe


Love making your own perfume?  If you love lavender, you really love this perfume recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus called Simple Lavender Solid Perfume .  Making solid perfume is a lot easier than you think.   And it makes a really great gift.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Holiday Berry Cold Process Soap Design

Cold process soap makers, I found a festive holiday soap recipe from Lovin' Soap called Holiday Berry .  This post includes a video on how to make the recipe, plus a recipe that you can follow.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Aromatherapy Wax Melts - Six Ways

The holidays are just around the corner. I found this fun project to make and give as holiday gifts....Aromatherapy Wax Melts from The Natural Beauty Workshop.




Friday, November 3, 2017

Frosty Blue Sea Salt Soap Recipe

To be honest, this is the first time I have ever heard of a sea salt soap bar before, but when I saw this recipe from The Soap Bar called Frosty Blue Sea Salt Soap  I knew I had to share it.  According to The Soap Bar is that the trick to making salt soap is to use a multi-cavity silicone mold to pour your soap into. The reason is that the soap will harden to what feels like a block of concrete and will be useless if it is not cut at the perfect temperature.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Beet Cold Process Soap Tutorial

Hey! Cold process soapmakers, if you are looking for a new recipe to try I found this recipe from The Soap Queen called Beet Cold Process Soap.  This recipe includes beet root powder, rose hip powder and blackberry seeds.  Some of the new ingredients also used in this recipe are broccoli seed and moringa leaf powder.  Do not worry if you are a beginner cold process, you do not have to be left out...because it is easy enough for you to do too!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Guide to Making Tinctures

Have you ever made your own tinctures?  Or would you like to learn?  Here is a blog post from Mountain Rose Herbs called Guide to Making Tinctures that tells you all you need to know.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Aromatherapy Candle Diffusers with Himalayan Pink Salt

Here is a really cute candle idea from The Natural Beauty Workshop called Aromatherapy Candle Diffusers with Himalayan Pink Salt. The warm comforting glow of candlelight is enhanced when combined with Himalayan Pink Salt.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Multi-Batch Prep for Cold Process Soap

Have you ever wanted to make multiple cold process batches but you hate to measure out oils and lye each and every time?  It can be tedious.  But there is a way to knock the prep time.  Want to learn how?  Check out this video from Multi-Batch Prep for Cold Process Soap by Lovin Soap.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Champagne Celebration Soap – Embedding Mica Coated Balls Into CP Soap

Here is a lovely cold process soap project from Lovin' Soap that is very bright and festive....Champagne Celebration Soap.  What is really cool about this project is that the embedded soap balls are coated with a gold mica powder which gives the ball a ring of gold effect.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Oatmeal Honey Bath Melts

Bath melts are a wonderful addition to your bath any time of the year.  If you want to add a little something to your bath, then try this recipe from The Natural Beauty Workshop called Oatmeal Honey Bath Melts.

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.