Monday, April 30, 2018
Friday, April 27, 2018
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
When I do my grocery shopping at Safeway, I often see the the LaCroix brand of carbonated soda. I have never tried the brand before but I really like the colorful packaging and the different flavors which makes me want to try the beverage really soon. But I did not know that you could use this carbonated soda for making soap. I found this recipe from The Soap Queen called Grapefruit LaCroix Soap. This is an advanced cold process project that takes 1-2 hours to make and yields about 3.5 pounds of soap.
Monday, April 23, 2018
Orange Bath Salts. You can mix up a batch of this recipe really quick and give them out as gifts to teachers or for your mother for Mother's Day.
Friday, April 20, 2018
Did you know about the FDA's Import Alert 66-38 titled "Skin Care Products Labeled as Anti-Aging Creams" of 1988? It clearly states that exaggerated 'anti-aging' claims could cause a product to be unapproved new drug. This alert was the basis for understanding restrictions on cosmetics claims like anti-aging, rejuvenating and repairing. At the end of 2017, the import alert was withdrawn. What to learn more about this topic? Marie Gale, who wrote a book on Soap and Cosmetic Labeling and currently writes news, updates about labeling, gmp, and regulations on her site on www.mariegale.com, wrote an article called Anti-Aging Rejuvenating and Repairing Claims.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
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Monday, April 16, 2018
Karma Bath Bomb. If you love patchouli, Bramble Berry's Karma Type Fragrance Oil is for you. It is inspired by Lush'a original scent, it features top notes of juicy orange with base notes of patchouli, sandalwood, musk, and pine. This complex blend is perfect for bath products.
Friday, April 13, 2018
Pistachio & Magnolia. The base of the wash is made with a pre-made suspension gel liquid soap. I never thought of combing pistachio and magnolia together as a fragrance oil but it sounds interesting.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Mini Lemon Poppy Seed Soap.
Monday, April 9, 2018
Swirled Rose. This recipe is a blend of old and new...it has a classic design with a modern scent. The subtle swirl is created with a technique known as an in-the-pot swirl which is very easy to do and it gives each bar of soap a different look.
Friday, April 6, 2018
Honey & Avocado Soap that is packed with skin nourishing ingredients. This layered soap project is a moderate level project that takes about two hours to complete and resulting in eight bars of soap.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Have you experienced slippery and wet to the touch with your melt and pour soap? According to The Soap Queen, "This is a common reaction referred to as “sweating” or “glycerin dew.” If you want to learn more about this common reaction, then read the post titled Explaining and Preventing Glycerin Dew on The Soap Queen website.
Monday, April 2, 2018
Lavender Sugar Scrub that special person will enjoy. This is a very simple recipe with only three ingredients.