Brazilian Amazon CP Soap Recipe

Brazilian Amazon CP Soap Recipe

New Recipe – Brazilian Amazon CP Soap Recipe We created this soap using exotic oils sustainably harvested from the Amazon rainforest.  Some of the oils have a natural color to them, so we made the soap without colorants to create a rich, golden color.  Additionally, the speckles are created using vanilla bean flecks.  Since the oils also had a distinct …

Make Soap Or Recipe From Book or Kit Your Own

How to Make a Soap Design or Recipe From a Book or Kit Your Very Own

As a former librarian, I am obviously addicted to books and have trouble being patient when I know a new book is coming out soon.  This was certainly the case with the new book by Anne-Marie Faiola (AKA the Soap Queen of Bramble Berry) called Pure Soapmaking.  Besides going over the basics of making natural soaps, it is jam packed …

Crème Brûlée Sugar Body Scrub Recipe

New Recipe – Crème Brûlée Sugar Body Scrub Try this new recipe incorporating cane sugar and vanilla specks. The scent is a lovely Crème Brûlée with a natural color specked with vanilla. We offer a copy of this recipe in both US Customary and Metric System versions in PDF format for easy downloading, saving and/or printing. Crème Brûlée Sugar Body Scrub …

Very Berry Strawberry Puree CP Soap Recipe

New Recipe – Very Berry Strawberry Puree CP Soap Recipe Try this new recipe incorporating berry seed oils and fresh strawberry puree. This soap is sure to please with a soft spring scent, delicate color, and moisturizing and exfoliating properties. We offer a copy of this recipe in both US Customary and Metric System versions in PDF format for easy …

Color Me Pretty Part 1 – Cosmetic Recipes

History of Cosmetics Civilizations have used forms of cosmetics for centuries in religious rituals, to enhance beauty, and to promote good health. Cosmetic usage throughout history can reveal a civilization’s practical concerns, such as protection from the sun, acknowledgment within a class system, or simply for beauty. In as early as 10,000 BCE, men and women in Egypt used scented oils and ointments to clean …

Formulating Your Own Soap Recipes eBook

Formulating Your Own Soap Recipes eBook

We are very excited about our newly released eBook.  It is a comprehensive guide to creating your own soap recipes and formulations. It walks you through everything you need to know and more on the subject. Nothing is left to guessing – know exactly what you are doing it and why. Topics include: Saponification and why you need to understand …

Cafe Latte Goat’s Milk Soap Recipe

This soap, made with coffee and milk, can be used in the kitchen to rid unwanted scents from hands, in the morning to help wake your senses, or to help exfoliate skin.  Coffee grounds are known for their ability to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Café Latte Soap – 4lbsBy weight unless otherwise stated17 oz Coconut oil 76°17 oz Olive oil8 …

Slowing Trace Plus 5 Slow Moving Soap Recipes

Controlling Trace There are a few factors to controlling trace in your soapmaking.  If you want a light trace or an emulsion, try these tips: Work at low temperatures Increase the water in your formula Use a whisk instead of a stick blender Use sodium lactate Avoid butters and use less hard oils Use oils that trace slowly, such as olive or canola oil Test …

Lemon Poppy Seed Soap Recipe

We originally posted this recipe here in 2010.  It has become our most popular recipe on this blog.  I thought I would share it again for those looking for a good recipe.  Lemon Poppy Seed Soap – 5lbs By weight unless otherwise stated 24 oz Avocado oil 8 oz Coconut oil 76° 5 oz Palm oil 12 oz Sunflower oil …

Spoon Swirl Lavender Soap Tutorial

Spoon swirling is a very simple technique with a big impact.  I have seen some gorgeous spoon swirls with just 2 colors that really stood out.  In this tutorial, more for my beginner readers, I will show you exactly how easy it is create this soap.  This lavender soap uses 3 colors and lavender essential oil.  I made a five …