Tuesday, February 28, 2017

DIY Sugar Scrub Cubes

One of my favorite projects that I learned from a class taught by Erin Pikor at The Nova Studio was on sugar scrub cubes.  It is a very simple and fun project for both beginners and advanced crafts. Basically, it taking a melt and pour soap base, oil and sugar which are quickly mixed together and pour into a mold.  Once the mixture is hardened, then they are cut into squares.  What is great about these cubes is that they cleanse, exfoliate and hydrate the skin. What to learn how to make them, check out the recipe from The Soap Queen called DIY Sugar Scrubs Cubes.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Kukui Nut Oil Lip Balm DIY

Have you ever used the kukui nut in any of your body products?  I have not tried it yet but according to The Soap Queen, it is commonly used in massage and face oil because of it is lightweight and does not leave the skin feeling greasy.  The kukui or the candelnit tree is the state tree of Hawaii and the residents of our 50th state have used it for many years,  In this recipe from The Soap Queen called Kukui Nut Oil Lip Balm from The Soap Queen also has another tropical ingredient - Coconut Oil.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

DIY Rose Clay Milk Soap Bars

I have not been teaching or making a lot of melt and pour soap since I started teaching a basic cold process soap class a year ago.  If you want a simple way to make soap and you want to use goat's milk soap base, I found this recipe from The Soap Queen called Rose Clay Mil Soap Bars.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Natural Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap

Lovin' Soap posted this picture chart of colorants that she used in cold process soap.  If you would like to see this picture in more detail and seek our more resources, check out the recent posting called Natural Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap.

Friday, February 24, 2017

How to Make Rosehip Seed Bath Salts

There are many things that you can add to your hot bath from bath bombs to bubble bars.  But one of the simplest items to make is a bath salt.  They can be made in minutes and they make great gifts.  So here is a recipe from The Soap Queen called How to Make Rosehip Seed Bath Salts.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Layered Cherry Bath Bombs

Bath bombs are an easy project to make and give as gifts.  Here is a recipe from The Natural Beauty Workshop called Layered Cherry Bath Bombs that fits the bill.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Kokum Butter Cold Process Soap Tutorial

I am pretty new to making cold process soap.  I know that one can add Shea butter but I never knew that one can add Kokum Butter.  I am unfamiliar with it but The Soap Queen says that it is a hard butter that is comparable to cocoa butter.  If you want to check out this cold process recipe, it is called Kokum Butter Cold Process Soap.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Frankincense Essential Oil Body Balm DIY

Here is a fantastic body balm recipe from The Soap Queen that is a really great for hydrating. It is a very easy recipe called Frankincense Essential Oil Body Balm.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

How to Use Kokum Butter

In all of my experience of making bath and body products, I have used Cocoa Butter and Shea Butter.  But I have never used Kokum Butter.  After seeing this posting from The Soap Queen, called How to Use Kokum Butter, I am learning more about it.  Want to learn more?  Then check out the article.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Making DIY Oat Milk For Handmade Soap

I have heard of using milk in a cold process recipe, but I did thinking of making your own oat milk for your recipe.  I only found out about it when I saw this post from Lovin' Soap called Making DIY Oak Milk For Handmade Soap.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

DIY Turmeric Clay Face Mask

Did you know that Turmeric contains curcumin which is an anti-oxidant and it thought to have anti-flammatory proprietaries? This Turmeric Clay Face Mask recipe from The Soap Queen harnesses the properties of this powerful spice plus it contains luxurious ingredients like carrot seed oil and carrot extract.

Friday, February 3, 2017

French Macaron Inspired Bath Bombs

Do you love French Macrons, but do not love the calories?  Here is a sweet bath treat that is inspired by Bramberry's love of this sweet treat...French Macron Inspired Bath Bombs.  This is an intermediate level  project that takes an hour to get 10 bath bombs.