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 …

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 …

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 …

Your Questions Answered - Ricing in Soap

Your Questions Answered – Ricing in Soap

Your Questions Answered – Ricing in Soap Q – What is ricing and what do I do when it happens? A – Ricing is when your soap separates to look like rice floating in a pot of oil. It is almost always caused by fragrance oils, but some other additives can do this as well. You can often save the …

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 …