Monday, July 30, 2018

10 Easy Ways to Texture Cold Process Soap

What is cool about cold process soap that it has a great texture. Once you have blended your recipe for a few minutes, it thickens to the point where it holds its shape. That means once pour your mixture into the mold, you can create a design with either a spoon or fork. In this posting from The Soap Queen called 10 Easy Ways to Texture Cold Process Soap has a short video on how to texture your soap.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Dill Pickle Slices MP Soap

I use to like pickles until I was about 11 years old and found out they were made from cucumbers.  How funny does are taste change.  If you still love pickles I found this melt and pour soap project from Wholesale Supplies Plus called  Dill Pickle Slices. This would definitely be a gag gift for someone who is craving prickles.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Which Clay is Right for Your Skin?

I have to honest, I did not know that there were so many colorful clays out there that can be used in making our own bath and body products.  But the items are the not the first thing that comes to mind, but clays are wonderful for their cleansing properties.  If you are interested in learning more about the different types of clays, check out the posting from The Soap Queen called Which Clays is Right for Your Skin?

Monday, July 23, 2018

Pizza Pie MP Soap

Want to hear something funny?  Until I was about 8 years old, I thought pizza was disgusting.  Now I think it should be classified as its own food group. Anyway, kids love pizza and here is a fun melt and pour soap project that just may encourage them to wash their hands....Pizza Pie MP Soap. What a great party favor for your kids next birthday party.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Shark Embed Salt Bars (Cold Process Soap + Sea Salt)

It is summer and one of the movies I think of is Jaws.  When I saw this project from Lovin's Soap called Shark Embed Salt Bars, I just had to share it.  What is a salt bar?  It is soap made with 50-100% of oil weight in salt.  So if you are a fan of the movie Jaws, then this project is perfect for you.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Siren Cold Process Soap Tutorial

Here is a really cool advanced layered cold process soap project from The Soap Queen that is inspired by the colors and textures of the ocean, mermaids and siren.  It is called Siren Cold Process Soap.  I really like the layers in the recipe because they remind me of the waves of the ocean.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Pumice & Sea Salt Scrub DIY

According to The Soap Queen, "Pumice is a volcanic rock with a variety of uses. When ground into small particles, it’s perfect for scrubs like this one. It contains pumice sand and fine grained Dead Sea salt for a powerful exfoliation that’s suitable for legs, feet, and dry patches like elbows."  Here is a really cool salt scrub recipe called Pomice & Sea Salt Scrub that you may want to try.

Friday, July 13, 2018

How to Color Handmade Soap

If you are new to soap making and are wondering about the different types of colorants that you can use, you might want to check out the recent posting from The Soap Queen called How to Color Handmade Soap. Brambleberry carries quite a few colorants that are listed in this article, but you may have your favorite to purchase from.  Just know that Brambleberry is another option to consider.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Sea Sponge Melt & Pour Soap DIY

If you liked the cold process version of the Sea Sponge Soap from The Soap Queen, but you you are more of a melt and pour soap maker, you are in luck!  The Soap Queen created a recipe just for you called Sea Sponge Melt and Pour Soap.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Sea Sponge Cold Process Soap Tutorial

Sea Sponges add so much texture and lather to soap.  When it becomes wet, the sponges become quite soap and acts similiar to a wash cloth. The Soap Queen created this intermediate cold process project called Sea Sponge.  In addition to the sea sponges also includes the swirl technique.  I really like the swirl technique.  The first time I tried it, I only did two colors and it turned out really well.