Friday, June 30, 2017


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.

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.