Tuesday, February 28, 2017

DIY Sugar Scrub Cubes

One of my favorite projects that I learned from a class taught by Erin Pikor at The Nova Studio was on sugar scrub cubes.  It is a very simple and fun project for both beginners and advanced crafts. Basically, it taking a melt and pour soap base, oil and sugar which are quickly mixed together and pour into a mold.  Once the mixture is hardened, then they are cut into squares.  What is great about these cubes is that they cleanse, exfoliate and hydrate the skin. What to learn how to make them, check out the recipe from The Soap Queen called DIY Sugar Scrubs Cubes.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Kukui Nut Oil Lip Balm DIY

Have you ever used the kukui nut in any of your body products?  I have not tried it yet but according to The Soap Queen, it is commonly used in massage and face oil because of it is lightweight and does not leave the skin feeling greasy.  The kukui or the candelnit tree is the state tree of Hawaii and the residents of our 50th state have used it for many years,  In this recipe from The Soap Queen called Kukui Nut Oil Lip Balm from The Soap Queen also has another tropical ingredient - Coconut Oil.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

DIY Rose Clay Milk Soap Bars

I have not been teaching or making a lot of melt and pour soap since I started teaching a basic cold process soap class a year ago.  If you want a simple way to make soap and you want to use goat's milk soap base, I found this recipe from The Soap Queen called Rose Clay Mil Soap Bars.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Natural Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap

Lovin' Soap posted this picture chart of colorants that she used in cold process soap.  If you would like to see this picture in more detail and seek our more resources, check out the recent posting called Natural Soap Colorants in Cold Process Soap.

Friday, February 24, 2017

How to Make Rosehip Seed Bath Salts

There are many things that you can add to your hot bath from bath bombs to bubble bars.  But one of the simplest items to make is a bath salt.  They can be made in minutes and they make great gifts.  So here is a recipe from The Soap Queen called How to Make Rosehip Seed Bath Salts.