Voodoo Doll Soap for Anti-Valentine’s Day

Have a broken heart?  Hate the sappy Valentine’s Day sentiments?  Want the holiday over as quickly as possible?  Perhaps you’d like to make soap that is for those that can’t stand Valentine’s Day.  Here is a fun soap for those that have exes they want to get even with for breaking their heart.  A voodoo doll does the trick.  This soap is very 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 …

How to Make Textured Soap Tops

There are lots of ways to texture a soap top. No matter the method you choose, you will need a heavy or moderate-heavy trace to achieve the best results.  Here are ten textures and how to get them. All you need is a spoon and a thin implement from around the house (we used a paintbrush handle).  Do not feel that you can only add a texture …

New Online Gourmet Autumn CP Soapmaking Class

We are working on some special seasonal soapmaking courses with Bramble Berry. Our first seasonal theme is inspired by fall. It contains 5 soap designs that demonstrate one or more intermediate to advanced soapmaking techniques. Pumpkin Spice Swirl – uses drop swirl technique Twisted Licorice – layering followed by soap decorating Salted Caramel – layering with salted top Indian Corn – uses nonpareil design Turkey …

Beginner Soapmaking Series – Soapmaking Process Step by Step

These instructions explain how to make Cold Process soap from scratch. Prepare your work area Before beginning the soapmaking process, select a recipe and print a copy. Choose your work area. Typically an area of the kitchen is a good place to work, since there is access to the sink and stove. Any place that has good ventilation, a 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 …

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 …

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 …