Monday, December 31, 2018

Strawberry Milkshake Cold Process Soap

For those cold process soapmakers, who loved the melt and pour vanilla milkshake soap recipe but wanted to know if there was a recipe for the cold process method.  Well, I have some good news for you!  Wholesale Supplies Plus who created the melt and pour version has a cold process version in a strawberry flavor.  So for those who are a little bit more advance would like to try and make this Strawberry Milkshake Process.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Mint Gel Foot Mask

Give your feet a special treat by using this Mint Gel Foot Mask.  This recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus includes the following ingredients to make your feet feel special:  Moisturizing sweet almond oil which will soak into your skin to help it feel smooth and soft.  Menthol Crystals will give your feet a tingling sensation. Apricot seed powder will gently exfoliate any dry or dead skin.  This mask is easy to use.  All you have to do is apply, rinse off with soap and warm water, pat dry and feel the smoothness.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Vanilla Milkshake MP Loaf Soap Recipe

Here is a really fun melt and pour soap recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus called Vanilla Milkshake Loaf Soap that looks good enough to drink.  These bars of soap are scented with a sweet vanilla fragrance and topped with a fun picnic looking straw.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Lingonberry Bath Bombs

Here is a really nice stocking stuffer for this upcoming holiday season - Lingonberry Bath Bombs. This recipe from The Soap Queen has a really cute design that makes it really special.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Sweet Orange Lip Balm

Here is a really creamy lip balm that is great any time of the year. This Sweet Orange Lip Balm recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus would be a great stocking stuffer for this time of the year. The ingredients include shorea (sal) butter and sweet almond oil will moisturize and leave your lips soft and smooth.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Buttered Popcorn Lip Scrub

Did you know that it is a good idea to scrub your lips once or twice a week to keep them soft and smooth?  Well, it is.  If you love buttered popcorn I found this lip scrub recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus appropriately called Buttered Popcorn.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Toasted Marshmallow Sugar Scrub Recipe

Here is a delicious scrub that will transport you to a cozy fall night roasting marshmallows and making s'mores around a campfire.  This foamy and luxurious sugar scrub recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus is called Toasted Marshmallow is a great gift or to add to your fall line.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Donut Lip Balm

Using lip balms are great to moisturizing your lips.  In this recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus called Donut Lip Balm has two flavors:  Strawberry and Vanilla Cream.  The ingredients in this recipe are avocado oil, olive oil. beeswax, cupuaco and more.  According to Wholesale Supplies Plus, the oils and butters in this recipe balance each other well allowing this balm to glide on easily and feel hydrating for a long time.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Alpine Adventures Cold Process Tutorial

Here is a really cool advanced cold process soap project from The Soap Queen called Alpine Adventures.  Since this project has several steps, layers and colors that it has to be done with a very thick trace.  Since this is an advanced technique, it requires a good understanding of trace, particular working with when it is thick.  The Soap Queen recommends practices with a few simple recipes before trying this recipe.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Beeswax & Honey Candles

Container candles are really easy to make.  You can use food jars, Mason Jars, or empty candle containers.  You save any containers that look like the perfect size and wash them thoroughly.  What a perfect solution to reuse glass containers to make candles and give them as gifts.  Interested in learning how to make container candles?  Recently, The Soap Queen posted recent instructions on how to make Beeswax & Honey Candles.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Honey and Sugar Lip Scrub

Do you have chapped lips?  Did you know it is great to exfoliate them?  Here is a Honey and Sugar Lip Scrub recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus that combines sugar and honey powder to make the ultimate treat for your lips.  This is a really easy project to make and would be great treat to give out as a favor this holiday season.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Salsa Salt Scrub

Chips and salsa are always served at a Mexican restaurant.  If you love chips and salsa, then this recipe for Salsa Salt Scrub from Wholesale Supplies Plus would be perfect for you.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Formulating Cold Process Soap Recipes

I took a cold process soap making class through The Nova Studio many years ago.  Lori Nova had a great recipe that she created.  I never used her recipe since I was afraid to try it because I thought I would mess it up.  But when I got brave to do my first batch, I wounded up using a Soap Quick mixture from Misson Peak Soap in Fremont.  I really loved it because someone else had the measured out the ingredients exactly.  Now that Mission Peak is no longer in business, I guess I have to try and venture out and do a batch from a recipe.  But if you are braver than I am and want to formulate your own batch, I found a post from The Soap Queen called Formulating Cold Process Soap Recipes.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Cinnamon Cocoa Melt & Pour Soap

When I saw this project, I could not help think of a delicious latte drink from the local coffee house. What is great about melt and pour soap is that it makes a great option for crisp and clean layers.  This Cinnamon Cocoa Soap tutorial from The Soap Queen shows you have to create this brown and white layered design that it is topped with a bit of Cocoa Powder. This would be a great gift to give out for the holidays.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Hydrating Body Butter Sticks

Here is a great recipe for the beginner crafter-Hydrating Body Butter Sticks. This recipe from The Soap Queen is great for those who have extremely dry skin.  These body butter sticks are great for a moisturizing product that works wonders.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Homemade Lip Balm: Peppermint Bark

Thanksgiving is this week.  And soon Christmas will arrive in no time. If you are crafty and want to make something to give out, here is a recipe from Gluesticks by Brandy Nelson called Homemade Lip Balm:  Peppermint Bark.  This recipe makes 6-8 tubes, so it should not be a problem to double or triple.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Pumpkin & Clay Face Mask

It is autumn time and a perfect way to celebrate the season  and treat your skin at the same time is to make this Pumpkin & Clay Face Mask recipe from The Soap Queen.  It is made with skin loving ingredients such as pumpkin extract, pumpkin powder and oat oil. You can also download the template to make labels to give your jars the perfect touch!

Friday, November 16, 2018

Hybrid Embed Soap – CP & MP Into CP Soap

Have you ever wondered if you can combine MP (melt and pour) and CP (cold process) soap into one bar?  The answer is yes.  You can make a hybrid bar of soap by making MP shapes and place them into a CP batch.  In a recent post on Lovin' Soap site called Hybrid Embed Soap - CP & MP Into CP Soap by Gwynne Olsen tells you how to do it. I have always wanted to try to do but I was not sure how.  It looks simple enough.  IF I can do it, you can too!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Explaining and Preventing Soda Ash

If you are a cold process soapmaker, you may have encountered soda ash.  Soda ash is an uneven, white ashy film on your soap bars.  It is harmless, but it can be frustrating when it appears.  Sometimes, I get it on my soap and other times I do not. If I get it, I just wipe it off with a damp paper towel.  But there are ways to prevent it.  Want to learn how to prevent soda ash?  Then I recommend reading a recent post from The Soap Queen called Explaining and Preventing Soda Ash.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Holly Jolly Soap Jelly Shots

Have you heard the latest craze in soap making?  It is Jelly Soaps. Would you believe that they are fun to make and even more fun to use.  The cute little containers really make the perfect packing for a shower shot.  You just pop one out of the container, lather up with a washcloth or luffa and shower away. Just a thought!  These would be a perfect gift for someone who loves Jello shots. So are you interested in making these Holly Jolly Soap Jelly Shots?  Then check out the instructions from Wholesale Supplies Plus.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Vanilla Moisturizing Lotion Bars Recipe

Is your skin dry?  Well, indulge your skin with a lotion bar.  I found this lotion bar recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus called Vanilla Moisturizing that would be perfect solution.  This is a very easy recipe to make and would be a great stocking stuffer to give to your friends.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Sparkling Champagne Loaf Soap Recipe

Thanksgiving is in about two weeks.  Then Christmas will soon be here.  New Year's will be here faster than you know it.  So if you are having a New Year's party, why not give out party favors?  Here is a cold process soap recipe called Sparkling Champagne Loaf Soap that would be just perfect for your celebration.  Since cold process soap takes time to cure, I recommend starting your project soon so it will be ready in time.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Why is Regulatory Compliance Important?

In the realm of labeling your soap or cosmetic products, it is to forget the big picture.  Especially why are these regulations in place and why is so important to comply with them.  In a recent posting called Why is Regulatory Compliance Important? , Marie Gale explains why it is so important.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Halloween Boo MP Soap Cupcakes

Halloween has already passed and it is too late to make this adorable Halloween Boo Melt and Pour Soap Cupcakes project for this year's festivities, but you may want to consider making them for next year.  So file it away and bring up the project next year.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Cayenne Caramel Bubble Cakes Recipe

If you love a bath with lots of bubbles, this recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus called Cayenne Caramel Bubble Cakes will give you a lovely bubbles bursting with color.  This a moderate level project that takes approximately 30 minutes to make and results in seven approximately 3 to 3 1/4 ounce cakes.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Peppermint Bark Soap Recipe

Even though Christmas is two months away, the time will go by fast.  But here is a quick and easy last minute melt and pour holiday project from Wholesale Supplies Plus called Peppermint Bark Soap that would be a perfect gift to give out to friends and family.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Blended Color Additives

Color additives in cosmetics is a difficult subject matter and blending colors is every more problematic.  To simply the information, Marie Gale has written a posting called Blended Color Additives that will help you understand the subject.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Coconut Lip Balm

Love coconut?  I found this recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus called Coconut Lip Balm that could take you away on a tropical getaway.  This recipe is very easy since it is made with a pre-made base.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Odor Neutralizing Deodorant Recipe

Are you interested in making your own deodorant? I found this recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus called Odor Neutralizing Deodorant that is baking soda-free.  This recipe contains magnesium stearate which is a naturally occurring fatty acid originating from stearic acid.  It helps this product glide easily onto underarms and leaves a non-greasy feel to the product.  Besides, it is great for absorbing odor.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Geode Bath Melts

Love bath melts?   Impress your friends with really cool bath melts recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus called Geode Bath Melts.  They are really easy to make but it looks like it took hours. Once they melt, they will swirl beautiful colors in your tub.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Raspberry Lemonade Swirl CP Soap

Are you having a difficult time finding cold process soap recipes that are coconut-free?  Here is a recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus called Raspberry Lemonade Swirl that is coconut free which is designed to move slowly allowing the swirl technique to come out nicely. What also allows the process to slow down is the high amount of sweet almond oil, olive oil and a full amount of water and slow moving fragrance.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Amethyst Geode Bath Fizzies

If you know someone who is a geologist, they may like these Amethyst Geode Bath Fizzies to use while they bathe.  I have to say that they look like the real thing. These bath bombs would make a perfect party favors.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Pineapple MP Soap Pops

I have to be honest, I never heard of soap pops until I took a class by Debbie Chiltas at The Nova Studio who is famous for her soap pops soaps.  I really think it is a cute clever idea, especially for a birthday party or shower favor.  So if you would like to create your own melt and pour soap pops, I am sharing this recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus called Pineapple MP Soap Pops.  If you are not a pineapple fan, there are plenty of other projects from WSP website.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Shower & Tub Tabs - Sleep Time Recipe

This year I signed up to sell bath and body products at the Mountain View Senior Center Holiday Bazaar on November 17th.  One of the products I am going to make is bath fizzies. I am also going to include shower tabs for those who take showers instead of baths.  Here is a recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus called Shower & Tub Tabs - Sleep Time that I am thinking of making instead of my usual.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Orchid & Pink Amber Rimmed CP Soap Recipe

I really love the look of this cold process soap recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus called Orchid & Pink Amber Rimmed CP Soap.  Since I love it so much that I posted it a second time. So pardon me if you have already seen this recipe before.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Turmeric Body Butter

It may seem that making your own body products is really complicated. And believe me, a lot of them are not.  If you love using body butters, I found this Tumeric Body Butter recipe from The Soap Queen that you may want to try making on your own. This recipe has a few ingredients but just to let you know that they are the right ones.  This easy recipe takes 30 minutes to complete and results in about 20 ounces in product.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Pumpkin Hayride MP Soap

Fall is definitely in the air.  The weather is changing...a lot cooler. I found this really cute melt and pour soap project from Wholesale Supplies Plus called Pumpkin Hayride.  This is a moderate level project that takes an hour and results in eight bars of soap.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Candy Corn Bath Salts Recipe

Today is the first day of October and Halloween is just around the corner. If you love using bath salts and Halloween, here is a cute idea from Wholesale Supplies Plus called Candy Corn Bath Salts. This is easy project to do and it only takes an hour to make 12 bags/

Friday, September 28, 2018

Honey Hive MP Soap Bars

I saw this really cute melt and pour soap project on the Wholesale Supplies Plus called Honey Hive MP Soap Bars that any bee or honey lover would love to receive as a gift. The soap is scented with a lovely mixture of buttercream and spun sugar that is wrapped around notes of honeycomb, bergamot blossoms and caramel dipped apple.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Locker Room Foot Powder Recipe

Here is a great overall foot powder from Wholesale Supplies Plus called Locker Room Foot Powder.  This recipe has arrowroot powder which makes this recipe extremely silky while the baking soda helps with deodorizing.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Homemade Dishwasher Tablets Recipe

Do you have the habit of washing your dishes in your dishwasher?  Would you like to use something natural rather than the commercial brand dish washing detergent?  Here is a simple recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus called Homemade Dishwasher Tablets.  If you have ever made a bath fizzie then you certainly can make these.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Cinnamon Cocoa Cold Process Soap

It is unfortunate that any fragrance oils with vanilla in it will turn your soap brown.  But a cold process recipe The Soap Queen called Cinnamon Cocoa embraces it. This is an intermediate project that takes 1-2 hours and yields 3 pounds of soap.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Chocolate Pie MP Soap

Even though this melt and pour soap recipe is called Chocolate Pie, to me it looks more like a treat from my youth called a moon pie. If you long for this treat without the calories, then you need to check out the instructions from Wholesale Supplies Plus.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Soothing Oat Bath Salts

Oatmeal is known for its healing properties. So adding to a bath salts recipe would be a great addition. So if you are interested in a bath salts recipe that has oatmeal, check out this recipe from The Soap Queen called Soothing Oat Bath Salts/

Friday, September 14, 2018

Pumpkin Bubbling Bath Truffles

Fall is just around the corner and the aroma that brings the season to mind is pumpkin.  If you love bath bombs and the scent of pumpkin spice, then this recipe called Pumpkin Bubbling Bath Truffles is just up your alley.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Tips for Unmolding Soap from Silicone Loaf Molds

Are you a cold process soap maker and are interested in trying out the silicone molds that are available on the market? Unmolding cold process soap from silicone loaf molds, especially the tall and skin mold can be a real pain.   Lovin' Soap recently posted a blog titled Tips for Unmolding Soap from Silicone Loaf Molds that can help you get your beautifully created soap creation out of the mold.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Campfire S’mores CP Soap Recipe

As a young child, I remember making s'mores while camping.  If you love s'mores and want to create it in a soap form, here is a recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus called Campfire S'Mores CP Soap.  It takes about two to complete this recipe and it results in eight bars of soap.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Chopped Embed Cold Process Tutorial

I started out with using soap embeds for my melt and pour soap.  I found this project from The Soap Queen called Chopped Embed Cold Process Soap that is similar in concept.  This is an intermediate level project takes up to 2 hours to make and results in 5 pounds of soap.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Creamy Coffee Melt & Pour Soap

Do you drink coffee every morning and can not get enough of it?  Here is an easy melt and pour soap project from The Soap Queen called Creamy Coffee  that takes no time to make and results in six bars of soap.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Free Beginner’s Guide to Soapmaking: Melt and Pour

Are you a crafter looking looking for a new craft to learn?  Have you found one yet?  Well, I found something you may want to look at.  Melt and Pour Soap making is an easy craft to get your feet wet in the soap making realm.  That is how I started.  If you are interested in learning this craft, please take a a look at The Soap Queen's post called Free's Beginner's Guide to Soap Making:  Melt and Pour.