Monday, June 29, 2015

Vanilla Bean Bubble Bars Recipe

Do you enjoy using bath fizzies when you take a bath?  And you want to try something slightly different?  Here is a recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus called Vanilla Bean Bubble Bars that is really easy to make and you get alot of bars from this recipe.  They are easy to use in the bath. Just crumble one half of the bar under running water and experience heaps of luxurious bubbles.  You will get a moisturizing affect from the glycerin and castor oil which will leave your skin soft and smooth.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Color Palette Tips + Color Resources

Are you stumped when it comes to using multiple colors in your soap?  I have some good news.  The Soap Queen recently wrote a post called Color Palette Tips and Color Resources.   When you start with your soap project, your inspiration can start with a fragrance oil or a color palette.  If you start with a fragrance then it might be easier to select  your colors.  For example if you are scenting your soap with lavender then you could select shades of purple.  Or if you are using an orange spice fragrance then you could color your soap with orange.  But if you want to create your own colors, The Soap Queen suggests you should check out the color wheel. So before you get started with your colors, read this post before you start creating.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Sahara Sunset Cold Process Soap Tutorial

Here is a really cool cold process layering technique that reminds me of a lovely sunset.  This recipe from The Soap Queen is called Sahara Sunset Cold Process Tutorial which is an intermediate level project that takes two to three hours and results in 3 pounds of soap,

Friday, June 19, 2015

Itch Relief Stick

Summer will be officially here on Sunday, June 21st even though in some parts of the country it has already started with the warm weather.  One thing that most people do not like about summer is the occasional insect bite that comes with being out in the warm weather.  There maybe a solution for that.  And that is making this recipe called Itch Relief Stick which is on the Grapefruit.com site. It is any easy recipe which will help with those itchy bites plus it is portable so you take take anywhere from the campgrounds to 4th of July fireworks display.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

How to Prevent Scent Fading in Soap

I recently made my first batch of cold process soap and was wondering how can I prevent it from fading.  Then voile, I found this posting from The Soap Queen called How to Prevent Scent Fading in Soap.  This article gives some great tips and just like there is a lye calculator, Bramble Berry has there own Fragrance Calculator.  So if you are having difficulties with your fragrance fading, you should read this.