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.

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.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Talc-Free Baby Powder

Looking for a powder that will keep your baby's bottom dry? Check out this Talc-Free Baby Powder recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus.  The recipe includes arrowroot powder, cornstarch and bentonite clay to help to absorb moisture while the caledula, chamomile and lavender add soothing properties.


Friday, August 4, 2017

DIY Gemstone Melt and Pour Soap

I love the look of gem stone soaps, but I have to tell you that I am intimated at trying to make them.  From Lovin' Soap posted the great instructions on how to make them in a posting called DIY Gemstone Melt and Pour Soap.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Chamomile and Calendula Infused Bastille CP Soap for Beginners

Are you new to making cold process soap?  I found a soap recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus that is great for beginners.  It is called Chamomile and Calendula Infused Bastille CP Soap.  It is gentile soap that is perfect for babies or anyone with very sensitive skin.