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?