Saturday, March 28, 2015

Once Upon a Dream Cold Process Tutorial

Childhood stories always starts with Once upon time.  But here is a recipe from The Soap Queen that brings the princess theme of true love, happiness, magic and morality into a bar of soap.  The name of this cold process soap project is called Once Upon a Dream. This project features the hanger swirl technique, which is best suited for a more advanced cold process soap maker, that involves layers and swirling them with a bent hanger or wire tool.

Friday, March 27, 2015

How to Care for Silicone and Wood Molds

Taking up a hobby has it costs.  Soap making is no different.  There are supplies such as carrier oils, colorants, fragrance or essential oils, and molds which can surely add up.   But one should invest in quality soap molds to take your products to the next level.   Soap making mold come in various shapes, sizes and materials.  Among the most popular are silicone and wood.  With proper care, your will last for years.  Would you like learn the proper care of your molds?  The Soap Queen recently posted an entry on How to Care for Silicone and Wood Molds tells you everything that you need to know.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Coconut Oil Salt Scrub

Forget buying those expensive scrubs from the stores and make your own in just minutes.  Here is a recipe which appears on Health and Natural Living called Coconut Oil Salt Scrub which originally comes from Coconut Mama.  So go directly to How to Make A Coconut Salt Scrub on Coconut Mama's website and get started.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

How to Use 2-Part Silicone Molds

Are you afraid to use a two part silicone mold?  Or have you always wanted to try but never found any instructions that were really helpful?  Here is a video which appears on Soap Queen TV called How to Use 2-Part Silicone Molds which shows you how to make melt and pour soapy embeds.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Sunday Night Spotlight: Cocoa Butter

I have taken a variety of body product classes from The Nova Studio.  Some of the products I learned how to make used Cocoa Butter.  You say that you never used Cocoa Butter in your body products?  I have used in both refined and unrefined versions and I have to say that sometimes I like to have the chocolate scent and sometimes I do not.  If you have never used cocoa butter while making your own  body products and want to learn about it, I found a post from The Soap Queen called Sunday Night Spotlight:  Cocoa Butter.  This posting breaks down in simple terms about how to use this wonderful ingredient in your products.  You should give it a try sometime.