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Quick 3 Ingredient Coffee Soap Recipe: melt and pour soap base easy homemade soap recipe anyone can make. It’s the perfect gift for coffee lovers!
10-Minute DIY Peaches and Cream Soap (it smells AMAZING!) - a quick and easy craft project! Makes a great homemade gift idea!
Soap making is a fun craft that's easy to master, provided you have good attention
There are many things that can go wrong when making cold process soap, but when it comes to creating an intricate soap design it's the small details that can really make a difference.
Seife selber machen ist ganz einfach! Lass dich von meinen Ideen inspirieren und gestalte deine eigene Seife. Selbstgemachte Seife ist ein tolles DIY-Geschenk zu Weihnachten oder zum Geburtstag. Mit meiner Video-Anleitung gelingt sie dir ganz sicher. Viel Spaß beim Selbermachen und Verschenken!
20+ natural homemade soap bar recipes, plus a few tips and tricks for how to make natural bar soap at home. Easily make your own soap bars at home!
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Creating swirly mica tops on your soaps looks a lot harder than it is, and the result is simply stunning! The surface of the soap is usually a just as important as the soap itself, and learning a t…
List of natural soap colourants. Learn what to use to colour your soap naturally with herbs, clays, oil infusions and more.
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Learn how easy it is to make pencil lines to add visual interest to your handmade cold process soaps. Also includes 12 natural colorant options to experiment with!
Quick 3 Ingredient Coffee Soap Recipe: melt and pour soap base easy homemade soap recipe anyone can make. It’s the perfect gift for coffee lovers!
With a perfect blend of rosemary and citrus essential oils, this easy-to-make Homemade rosemary & citrus goat's milk soap is great for your family or as homemade gifts.
Soap making isn’t hard and should definitely not be stressful. Here are some handy hints to turn your soap making journey into a fun and successful one!
Recipe for how to make honey and beeswax soap. Includes tips on how much beeswax to use in a soap recipe, and how to use honey to tint soap caramel-brown
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Mit ein paar einfachen Zutaten kannst du viele verschiedene Seifen selber machen. Wir zeigen dir drei einfache Rezepte mit natürlichen Zutaten, die garantiert funktionieren. Deinen Ideen zu Formen, Farben und Düften sind dabei keine Grenzen gesetzt - und du allein bestimmst, welche Bestandteile deine selbst hergestellte Seife hat.
Gorgeous DIY crystal gemstone soaps only look difficult to make, but with an easy tutorial, even the beginner can make gorgeous rock soaps sure to impress! Showering is one of my absolutely favorite things to do in this world. And taking a shower after a long day of toiling outside and sweating like crazy is just the best thing ever. The hot water hitting sore muscles and washing away the day's dirt leaving you with a blissfully soft and clean body? That feeling is my version of heaven. Being somebody who is personally obsessed with showering, I invest a lot of time and have a healthy budget for making and purchasing bath and body type of goods. I've got sugar scrubs and salt scrubs and hair masks and face masks and foaming soaps and you freaking name it. I've even bought or made nice soaps for others as a polite request that need, erm, a little motivation to soap up... And it almost always works, at least for a while, because everybody loves to try new things, right? I mean, a boyfriend and I got into a light-hearted tiff about who got to run the brand new vacuum cleaner many, many years ago. He won, he did run it first and then never touched it again :) When I first started making my DIY soaps I was amazed at how easy it was. Way back in the day, when I was still in college and back home for Christmas, my sister, a family friend and I got a soap making kit from the craft store. We made these awful bars of soap and I remember how badly I burned my eyes with a chemical type of vapor, or something. It was awful and I still have no CLUE what in the world that was! But after that little experience, I was all, making soap? Never freakin' again. That business is straight up DANGEROUS, haha! And it literally took me at least 12 years before I was willing to try it again. And I think the catalyst was seeing CHILDREN making soap in a video. If they can do it without their parents worrying they will go blind, perhaps I should give it another go? And so I did and the rest is history. I have been obsessed with making my own soap ever since and when I recently moved I made darn well sure to bring with me every single bit of soapmaking gear I have acquired over the years. No room for my shoes? Oh well, grab the melt and pour! Today we're going to be making some absolutely gorgeous crystal gemstone soaps that only LOOK like they're going to be crazy difficult. It's another one of those things I kind of wanted to make but worried would be too difficult but, guys, it so isn't. It's actually the EASIEST and most FUN soap making project because you can just sort of go nuts and mad science this business up with always decent results and very often absolutely stunning ones. So if you're new to soap making and you're worried you can't accomplish these gorgeous crystal gemstone soaps, put that worry to bed because even if this is your first EVER soap making project, I'm going to give you the tips to totally NAIL IT! For this project you will need: Gemstone Soap Molds Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base White Melt and Pour Soap Base Fragrance Oils or Essential Oils Microwave Fragrance Oils Mica Soap Colorant Gel/Liquid Soap Colorant Spray Bottle with Rubbing Alcohol Loose Gold Leaf (optional) These are our molds. Aren't they genius? Now, heads up, your very first go around these molds are going to be quite a bit difficult to remove the soaps from them. But, luckily, each soap thereafter will pop out pretty darn easy as you please. Not just meant for soap, they can be used for resin projects, too! Looking at crystals and rocks and stuff in the gift shop of a cavern I visited with my nephews during our 2018 Texas Tour (our annual 3-week summer vacation!) I noticed how pretty the colorful stones were and how the really rough and natural looking stones weren't s solid color. There was often a lighter and darker hue of the same color plus some clear, some white and sometimes even veining of gold. To imitate this as well as we can we've got a whole lot of stuff going on. In the photo above, you can see the colors I used for my amethyst inspired stone including violet colored mica soap colorant and purple gel/liquid soap colorant. But 'a whole lot of stuff' doesn't translate to difficult... ...it just translates to messy :) And I have also found that messy very often translates to FUN! So buckle up, kiddos, because this is definitely a fun soap-making ride, even if it is your first rodeo (translation, beginners welcome!) As far as craft supplies go, mica soap colorant can be a bit pricey. But I am a total cheapskate when it comes to a lot of things, and so you can trust me when I say it's a craft supply that is definitely worth the price. You'll get gorgeous colors that have just a little bit of glitz and luster AND a little bit of mica goes a LONG way. In fact, so that I don't accidentally overdo it, I'll take an itty bitty spoon and sprinkle just a touch on top of my soap right before it is melted. Because once the soap is melted and I try to add colorant I get all frantic, trying to hurry and I always, always drop more in than I had meant to. And it's not going to make the color any prettier, it's just going to use more and essentially waste what you didn't need to toss in there. If you melt your soap and find that it isn't colorful enough, you can always add
Mother's Day gift ideas: Homemade lemon soap tutorial.
Learn how to make your own homemade rosemary mint shampoo bars with a recipe from The Nerdy Farm Wife's Natural Soap Making eBook!
Soapmaking is a fun and creative hobby. You can tailor-make soaps with the ingredients that you like, share them with family and friends and as a bonus, your home smells lovely during the soapmaking process. Being a soap artisan is a great way to do something that you love and make money doing it. Many […]Continue Reading
Instructions for making a natural rosemary soap recipe for oily skin. Includes a video showing how to make it using fresh rosemary & cambrian blue clay
For the past few weeks I've been super busy. Not in the fun, making lots of tutorials busy but in the carting a sick cat around to multiple vets (seriously, 3 in as few weeks) kind of a way. My kitty Marla went to have an ultrasound a little over an hour's drive away from home and the vet she saw said that she needed to have her kidney removed. Unfortunately for all of us he has his own surgery going down and was unable to do the removal. But another vet another hour away could do the surgery and Miss was scheduled to have a kidney removed earlier this week. Fab, right? But then the new vet had his own emergency and we have been rescheduled for next week. And until she gets this surgery, which will make her feel so much better, I've got to go to certain lengths to make sure she's taken care of. She's having a hard time eating and has lost tons of weight and needs to take in lots and lots of water because she has only 1 functioning kidney. So 3-4 times a day I blend up canned cat food and distilled water or kitten milk to serve up to her. She doesn't want to eat because she feels poorly and she hangs out under the master bed these days, so I scoot around on my hands and knees with this short broom thing because I know that if I can push it in front of her face and, hopefully maybe even get some on her nose for her to lick off, that she will almost always take that little dish of fish smelling milkshake looking awfulness clean out. Then I have to lay around rubbing my fingers together with my face shoved under the bed to convince my girl to come over so I can give Miss pain meds twice a day, an unfortunate thing but necessary until she can finally have her surgery. And then I have to wash her bedding, almost daily, because the medication makes her groggy and she has accidents in her sleep. The whole thing is just so sad but a healthier Marla is just around the corner once we get through all of this business :) I made some happy #emoji #catnip stuffed cat toys for my kitties since they seem to be digging their new Meow Mix food so much. Read all about it and get the tutorial and patterns to make some for your kitty cats! #ClubMeowMix #ad . . . #tabbymarla #tabby #tabbycat #graycat #graytabby #cat #cats #catsofinstagram #cutecatcrew #catoftheday #igcatjunky #ilovemycats #craft #crafts #calledtobecreative #makersgonnamake #iamcreative #dalb #dreamalittlebiggerblog #craftblogger A post shared by Dream a Little Bigger (@dreamalittlebiggerblog) on Apr 13, 2016 at 7:21am PDT I've been given a hard time about how ridiculous all of this has been but I don't believe in 'just a' anything when it's something (or someone) who matters very much to you. Marla isn't 'just a cat', she's my little fuzzy baby and I'll crawl around on that floor 5 times a day every day until I can get her fixed :) Unfortunately, and finally to the point for this project, for me it means my body is achy and awful because I'm not built for crawling around and jamming myself underneath Hollywood bed frames. And since I simply do not have the time for a nice soak in the tub, I decided to make a soothing Epsom salt soap bar so that I can get some relief even with a quickie shower. These amazing little bath bars and a hot shower are seriously going to help wash your aches and pains away. Trust me. I LOVE these things! Want to whip up some homemade help for sore muscles? For this project you will need: Epsom salt Melt and pour soap base (I used clear glycerine and goat's milk bases) Soap colorant Essential or scented oil (I used a the beachy Ocean Breeze fragrance oil from this Summer set) Spray alcohol Simple bar soap molds Melt your melt a clear soap base according to package directions and add soap colorant and scented oil. I added teal colorant and a lovely, beachy Ocean Breeze scented oil. To save some cha-ching on oils allow the base to cool. The hotter the melted soap is the more of the scent that will burn off. Okay, so I totally used the WRONG SALT for this project because in my haste while making the tutorial I grabbed the wrong bag. Womp, womp. But with the power of Photoshop can pretend like I got it right! Hahaha! :) Now, if you don't get the right stuff it will still work, as in it will make soap bars that are super pretty, it just won't do a darn bit of good for sore muscles AND the salt sort of dissolves as you make contact with it so it doesn't exfoliate, either, so in the case of the wrong salt it's for looks only. Now you're going to add a LOT of salt to the bars. You want your liquid base to be super slushy with the stuff but you need enough liquid soap that it can still move around freely when you stir. It's so seriously like a Slush Puppy consistency. Remember those? Should you get too much salt in the mix and you find you're having a hard time you can always add more soap base and toss the whole business in the microwave. You're going to lose some of your salt crystals this way, but it will work better in the end. While still liquid pour the salty soap into the bottom of your molds and allow a good 10 minutes at room temperature to begin setting up. Once the soap is no longer super hot, but while still malleable, push the salt mixture to pack it into the mold as tightly as you can. For a fun, almost natural stone-like look, go around and push
I was boxing up some soap to donate and ran across some naturally colored soaps. I decided to take a quick picture to share. These soaps were made adding the herb/spice/clay to trace. The photo
This adzuki bean soap recipe highlights the beauty of adzuki beans by combining both clear and opaque melt and pour soap bases for a lovely homemade gift!
If you think you want to make cold process soap, welcome to a very addicting hobby (or future side hustle! If you're looking for more ways to make money from home check out my post, How to Make Money on the Homestead)! And if you're here you've probably asked yourself, 'What supplies do you need to make soap?' When I first started making soap, I got into a conversation with a relative who was really interested in making it herself. But, she said she had quickly become overwhelmed with all of her research and said it seemed like the supplies
Learn how to make aromatherapy DIY shower steamers with essential oils! Includes shower melt recipes for congestion, headache, sleep, relaxation and more.
DIY Instructions for this natural eucalyptus soap recipe. Eucalyptus essential oil opens airways making this a great soap for the cold and flu season