Saturday, February 6, 2016

How to Remove Soap from PVC Pipe

I have heard that one can use PVC Pipe as a mold for their batches of soap.  Honestly, I have not tried it before.  But I always wondered what was the best way to get your soap out.  I found this post from Lovin' Soap called How to Remove Soap from PVC Pipe that has some tips and a video on how to do this.  So if you have PVC pipe lying around and you are short of a mold for your soap batch, then you may want to give this a try.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Calculating mold/recipe size

Have you received a mold that you do not know what the size of the recipe you can put in the mold? Or did you find something that is not a normal mold that it is used for soap and you want to calculate how much of soap you can put it in? I have not had to figure that out yet, but I have purchased some 9x9 silicone cake molds that I thought I would use for cold process soap batches.  So I went out on the hunt for some information on how to calculate this information. I happen to come across this posting called Calculating Mold/Recipe Size by Janice from West Virginia that appears on the website Soapmaking  This will give you some basic formulas on how to figure the correct amount you will need for your mold.  Good luck!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Cacao & Vanilla Body Polish

Here is a great idea to make as a gift for Valentine's Day....Cacao & Vanilla Body Polish.  This recipe from Mountain Rose Herb smells great and beautifully exfoliates the skin to make it feel soft and smooth. It will leave a faint scent of chocolate and vanilla that is sweet and earth.  Have a delightful time making and using it.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Lavender and Fir Wax Tarts + Carpet Freshener Tutorial

The Soap Queen has been posting some really great housecleaning product recipes on her site recently.  So, I when I saw this one for Lavender and Fir Wax Tarts and Carpet Freshner, I wanted to immediately share the next great product in her series.  I would say that one of the best things about a clean home is a fresh clean scent.  And this pair of recipes will help bring that freshness in with the combination of  lavender, lemon and fir. 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

RECIPE: Frosted Cranberry Winter Wonderland CP Soap

Did you know that cranberries are very popular in bath and body products, baked goods and home d├ęcor during the holidays?  Well, I found this cold process soap recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus called Frosted Cranberry Winter Wonderland that has a sweet sugary plum with a slight tartness of cranberry fragrance.  This recipe also has shea butter and blueberry seeds to make it a perfect bar that will moisturize and exfoliate your dry winter skin.  This is an advanced level project that will take an hour to make. Once your soap cures and is ready for slicing, you will get eight 1" slices.