Friday, May 29, 2015

Honey Bee Funnel Pour Cold Process Tutorial

Have you ever done the funnel pour technique with your cold process soap recipe?  The Soap Queen has a video embedded in her recipe for Honey Bee Funnel Pour.  But if have already done it then you would know how to create this project.  This cold process soap recipe is inspired by the yellow and black stripes on a bee.  Then it it topped with a fluffy cold process frosting and a golden melt and pour honey drizzle. Doesn't this sound heavenly?  Want to give it a try?

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Monster-Be-Gone Magic Spray

Parents, do you have problems getting your children to bed because they are afraid of monsters?  You probably have told them that there are no monsters, but help is on the way....Why not spray them away?  If you make this recipe from the Soap Queen called Monster-Be-Gone Magic Spray, you can spray them away.  Once you make this recipe, you spray each night before bedtime can help your child conquer their fear of the dark and the scary things that go bump in the night.

Monday, May 25, 2015

DIY: Herbal Soap Making From Scratch

Did you know that industrial soap companies remove the glycerin from soap in order to produce bars that are firmer and longer lasting?  It is true.  According to The Mountain Rose Blog, glycerin occurs naturally during the soap making process,providing a moisturizing quality to soap.  If you make your own soap, the glycerin is retained which makes the soap more gentler and more moisturizing to the skin than the store bought soap.  A good tip is that handcrafted soap should be placed on a well-draining surface and not left standing water where it will quickly dissolve.  The Mountain Rose Herb Blog recently posted a recipe in their posted titled DIY: Herbal Soap Making From Scratch.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Lavender Chamomile Lotion

Love to make lotion?  Here is a lovely combination of really cool ingredients which include avocado and jojoba oils. Plus the combination of lavender, chamomile, carrot seed, geranium and frankincense essential oils. Wondering what this recipe is?  It is called Lavender Chamomile Lotion from Lovin' Soap Studio. Once you complete this recipe, you should be able to fill eight - four ounce bottles.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

How to Infuse Oils with a Crock-Pot

I have only infused an oil in a crock pot once.  I infused some oil with lavender to make a body balm and it worked out really well. I have been thinking of doing this for future cold process soap recipes. If you want to learn how to do this, then check out the recent posting from The Soap Queen called How to Infuse Oils with a Crock Pot.