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 …

Soap the Rainbow Purple Week

Soap the Rainbow Purple Week

Soap the Rainbow Purple Week. While the Soap the Rainbow contest is over, the inspiration is not.  Purple was the color to make your soap during the final week in Bramble Berry’s Soap the Rainbow challenge.  Bramble Berry offered the opportunity to make a different color soap each week and win some prizes.  Check out our previous posts with details plus a …

Soap the Rainbow Blue Week

Soap the Rainbow Blue Week

Soap the Rainbow Blue Week. While the Soap the Rainbow contest is over, the inspiration is not.  Blue was the color to make your soap during the 5th week in Bramble Berry’s Soap the Rainbow challenge.  Bramble Berry offered the opportunity to make a different color soap each week and win some prizes.  Check out our previous posts with details plus a feature …

Green Sawblade Swirl CP Soap Tutorial for Soap the Rainbow

Green Sawblade Swirl CP Soap Tutorial for Soap the Rainbow.  I was invited to participate in the Soap the Rainbow challenge by Bramble Berry, click HERE for details.  In addition, I could produce any soap design in one main color and was given the color green.  Who couldn’t resist?  I ended up creating two soaps, one CP and one MP. This tutorial …

Green Turtle MP Soap Tutorial for Soap the Rainbow

Green Turtle MP Soap Tutorial – Soap the Rainbow.  I was invited to participate in the Soap the Rainbow challenge by Bramble Berry, click HERE for details.  I could produce any soap design in one main color and was given the color green.  Who could resist?  I ended up creating two soaps, one CP and one MP. This tutorial will walk you step by …

Soap the Rainbow Yellow Week

It’s time for Soap the Rainbow Yellow Week.  Yellow is the color to make your soap this week in Bramble Berry’s Soap the Rainbow challenge.  Bramble Berry is offering the opportunity to make a different color soap each week and win some prizes.  Check out our previous post with details plus a feature on the color red HERE and orange HERE.  All you …

Soap the Rainbow Orange Week

It’s time for Soap the Rainbow Orange Week.  Orange is the color to make your soap this week in Bramble Berry’s Soap the Rainbow challenge.  Bramble Berry is offering the opportunity to make a different color soap each week and win some prizes.  Check out our previous post with details plus a feature on the color red HERE.  All you need …

Soap the Rainbow Fun and Contest Plus Red Week

I’ve always loved to participate in a crafty or artisitic group, whether working on a collective project, participating in a swap, or joining a contest or challenge.  It’s a great way to push yourself to the next level and meet or learn of others in the craft or industry while having fun. Bramble Berry decided it was time to have …

Knowing Your Trace in Soap

Knowing Your Trace in Soap One of the most difficult concepts for new soapmakers to grasp is trace.  Until you see trace for yourself and know for sure that you have it, it is not easy to understand.  Then once you do have an understanding, you may have trouble controlling your soap recipe so you can get the trace you want. Trace is when …

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 …

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 …

Holly decorated soap

Holly Decorated CP Soap with Hidden Swirl Tutorial

Holiday soaps are some of my favorite soaps to make.  The holiday soap featured in this tutorial has simple holly leaves and berries with a hidden surprise swirl for bathers.  A few simple techniques can make a big impact in this multiple technique soap.  I made this tutorial in 2013 for my newsletter and the Saponifier magazine, but never posted …