Handy Guide to Soapmaking Methods

There are several different processes that can be used to make soap. These include Cold Process, Hot Process, Melt & Pour (or Gylcerin) and Rebatched. Cold Process (CP) In this process, oil and lye are brought to their desired temperatures, mixed, and allowed to react without additional heating.  Fragrances, colorants, and other additives are added to the mixture, which is …

Sunday Spotlight – Polka Dots

This week’s Sunday Spotlight  is featuring polka dots soap. Enjoy! Rustic Escentual   Becky Kimmel Vicky Bernar  soapylovedeb  WizardAtWork FattysSoapCo. Disclaimer:  The Sunday Spotlight showcases talented artists making soap and cosmetics based on a weekly theme.  While Pence Enterprises, Inc. acknowledges and understands that all creative art works showcased are the copyright of their respective owners,  it is acknowledged that the artisan has obtained all proper permissions or …

Sunday Spotlight – Beach or Ocean Themed Soaps

This week’s Sunday Spotlight  is featuring beach or ocean themed soaps. Enjoy!  NatureEscapes AlaiynaBSoaps   JuliesSugarSoaps   EsscentsSoaps   mhbrandsoaps LaFerme   Honeybump Soaps   Disclaimer:  The Sunday Spotlight showcases talented artists making soap and cosmetics based on a weekly theme.  While Pence Enterprises, Inc. acknowledges and understands that all creative art works showcased are the copyright of their respective owners,  it is acknowledged that the …

Sunday Spotlight – Cool Blue Soaps

This week’s Sunday Spotlight  is featuring soaps in shades of blue. Enjoy! Natures Garden Candle & Soap Supplies Mossy Creek Soap Studio RockHoundSoap Lush Santa Fela Lavender Pretty and Perky   i am handmade   Disclaimer:  The Sunday Spotlight showcases talented artists making soap and cosmetics based on a weekly theme.  While Pence Enterprises, Inc. acknowledges and understands that all creative art works showcased are the …

Sunday Spotlight – Striped Soap

This week’s Sunday Spotlight  is featuring fun striped soaps. Enjoy! Crystal Faile Soap and Restless BunnyBubbles Bare Bare Soap  NESoaps Amy Olar  CutiePieSoaps Disclaimer:  The Sunday Spotlight showcases talented artists making soap and cosmetics based on a weekly theme.  While Pence Enterprises, Inc. acknowledges and understands that all creative art works showcased are the copyright of their respective owners,  it is acknowledged that the artisan has obtained all …

Sunday Spotlight – Tropical Drink Soaps

 This week’s Sunday Spotlight  is featuring soaps that are scented with tropical drinks. Enjoy the heat of the sun! Shieh Design Studio    Bahama Mama Kennedy Hooper  WickedSoaps   SudzSoaps   Suzanne O’Shea   Crownofrue   Disclaimer:  The Sunday Spotlight showcases talented artists making soap and cosmetics based on a weekly theme.  While Pence Enterprises, Inc. acknowledges and understands that all creative art …

Contest by Cierra Candles

Cierra Candles, our newest blog sponsor located in Lakeside, MT, offers a variety of candle and soap making supplies.  Most impressive is their extensive list of fragrances – just under 200 varieties. Cierra Candles is generously offering our readers (that’s you) a chance to win one of their soapmaking kits, which has a mold, MP soap base, colorants, and several …

Sunday Spotlight – Summer Solstice Soaps

 This week’s Sunday Spotlight  is featuring Summer Solstice Soaps. Enjoy the heat of the sun!  XplosiveCosmetiX   Rustic Escentuals Crafting Library AlchemicalZenSoaps   SunnySoapsAndSuds   High Street Soap “Oh, For Heaven’s Soap!! Creativemouldshop   Disclaimer:  The Sunday Spotlight showcases talented artists making soap and cosmetics based on a weekly theme.  While Pence Enterprises, Inc. acknowledges and understands that all creative art works showcased are the …

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 …

Perfect Man Hanger Swirl Chevron Soap

Looking for that Perfect Man?  You know, the fragrance that smells oh so manly?  Well you can find it at Nature’s Garden, and it is sure to please.  It has ‘fresh, daring notes of Japanese grapefruit, bergamot, and lemon; followed by middle notes of peppercorn, ginger, jasmine, aquatic marine notes, and a hint of peppermint; sitting on expensive base notes of …