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.