Category: Holiday Ideas

How to layer red, white and blue stars soap DIY!

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Colorful red, white and blue stars soap squares are a great way to show your support on Memorial Day! Of course we know what the stars stand for but they also can make a nice hand bar soap to help celebrate Memorial Day! DIY Colorful Red, White and Blue Stars Soap Bars Recipe 1 Milky… Read more »

DIY Red Poppy Flower Soap Bar Recipe!

Memorial Day field of poppies

The history of Memorial Day is very interesting.  Did you know that the Poppy flower is the holiday flower? What are Poppies? They are a herbaceous plant with showy flowers, milky sap, and rounded seed capsules. Many poppies contain alkaloids and are a source of drugs such as morphine and codeine. In 1915, following the Second… Read more »

Happy Cinco De Mayo!!!!

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Do you know what Cinco de Mayo is?  What do you do on Cinco de Mayo? “Honor to the soldier, and Sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor also to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field, and serves, as he best can, the same cause.” Abraham Lincoln. History The… Read more »

DIY Weekly Roundup 5/2/16 – Creating Soaps for Mother’s Day

Celebrate Mother's Day

Tips and guide for getting ready for Mother’s Day!! Creating soaps for the special Mother in your life is ever so easy!!! “The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom.” – Henry Ward Beecher Many of today’s shoppers are looking for something personal and beautiful that’s also affordable for Mother’s Day. Instead of spending money on… Read more »

DIY Linen Spray with Cyclomethicone and Air Freshener!

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Make your own Linen Spray and Air Freshener with Cyclomethicone!  It is so easy and smells so fresh!! Keep your home smelling fresh all year round! With school being out the kids will be running around the house, so you want your home to look and smell great for when you have guests!  But as… Read more »

DIY – 3 Easy Steps Perfume for Mother’s Day!!

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You can make that perfect perfume with that favorite scent for Mother’s Day!! Three easy simple steps… Let’s make some perfume for Mother’s day as well as for personal or business use! We all know that Mother’s Day is a day to honor all the moms in your life, and if you are a mother, then… Read more »

DIY Cold Process Soap for Mother’s Day!

colorful cold process soap

What is cold process soap?   Cold Process soap making is the act of mixing fixed oils (common oils include Olive, Coconut and Palm) with an alkali (Sodium Hydroxide or Lye). The result is a chemical process called saponification, where the composition of the oils change with the help of the lye to create a… Read more »

4/4/16 – Weekly Roundup – Getting Ready for Mother’s Day!


Mother’s Day is a very special holiday…having said that, you definitely want to give that perfect gift! Did you know that celebration of Mother’s Day began in the United States in the early 20th century; it is not related to the many celebrations of mothers and motherhood that have occurred throughout the world over thousands… Read more »

Creative flower soaps and kids crafting!

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So many ways to be creative when making handmade soap or crafting!!…CONTINUATION! Check out our Crafting Library for all of these recipes and much more!! Remember creativity comes from within ourselves.  Again because there are so many ways to make soap and other skin/bath care products, we thought it would be nice to take a… Read more »

Take a look back at holiday soap making projects!

Chemistry Store Soap Display

So many ways to be creative when making handmade soap or a skin care product!! Check out our Crafting Library for all of these recipes and much more!! The creativity comes from within ourselves.  Because there are so many ways to make soap and other skin/bath care products, we thought it would be nice to… Read more »

More DIY Melt & Pour Spring Flowers Recipe!

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MORE SPRING FLOWERS RECIPES!!! Flowers are in bloom! The flowers will be in full bloom so this is the time to capture their beauty or even make a colorful arrangement of flower shaped soap bars!  Pull out all those flower molds and left over soap making supplies and let’s make a bouquet! We are making… Read more »

3/28 Weekly Roundup – April Showers Bring May Flowers!

April showers brings May flowers

Flowers, flowers, flowers, yes April showers brings May flowers!! Interesting facts Did you know that the proverb “March winds and April showers bring May flowers”, actually was recorded in 1886 and as the saying changed, “Sweet April showers/Do spring May flowers”, was recorded in a poem as a common expression in English speaking countries in… Read more »

Top 10 Ingredients for Lotions & Creams

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Want to know how to keep your skin healthy & young? Curious? It is so easy!  Start your personal DIY lotions and creams skin care product line now!!  You will see amazing results almost instantly! We are ready and prepared to help you!!  Also, visit our Crafting Library for recipes, ideas and helpful tips! Top… Read more »

3/21 Weekly Roundup – Easter and Spring Break are Here!!

Easter and Spring Break is Here

Easter and Spring Break are here!! What a wonderful time of the year! Even though we are plagued with heavy yellow dust, called “pollen” now, when it’s over, it is worth it! Flowers are blooming and everything that can grow outside is growing! Easter Good to know! Easter is one of those holidays that fall… Read more »

DIY Organic Natural Body Wash Recipe

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Make your own natural body wash in no time! While many people love homemade soap, others prefer body wash because it has great foaming and is easy to use. But you shouldn’t have to sacrifice all natural products to get the feeling you love. With the unscented organic body wash base from Stephenson it’s quick… Read more »

Homemade Caffeinated Eye Serum w/ Vitamin E

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Help keep your skin looking healthy and young! When it comes to skin care, your eyes need the most attention. The thin skin around your eyes is prone to wrinkles and dark circles and requires extra moisturizing to keep looking young and fresh. Caffeine and vitamin E are both great ingredients for your skin as… Read more »

DIY Massage Non-Greasy Lotion Bars w/ Vitamin E

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Get your romance on this Valentine’s Day! Lotions and other bath and body products are common Valentine’s Day gifts, but it’s easy to make them yourself! Solid lotion bars are becoming more and more popular because they offer great moisturizing and applying them is like a mini massage. Our easy recipe is designed to feel… Read more »

His & Hers Valentine’s Body Spray Recipe

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The Valentine’s Day gift anyone will love! Not sure what to get that special someone this Valentine’s Day? Perfume or cologne is a common choice, but some fragrances can be expensive, and sometimes it’s hard to find the right scent. DIY body spray is a great alternative because you can customize the scent, and it leaves your… Read more »

Melt & Pour Heart Soap Bouquet Tutorial

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Give the gift of handmade soap this Valentine’s Day! While it might still seem far off, now is the time to start thinking about your Valentine’s day gifts! Nothing says “I love you” like homemade heart soap, and with melt & pour soap base it’s easy to make! Many people don’t like getting flowers because… Read more »

Chocolate Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe

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Indulge your sweet tooth & pamper your skin with this easy sugar scrub! Valentine’s day may be  a month away, but it’s closer than you think. With love in the air, it’s time to start thinking about what you’ll get for that special someone! DIY sugar scrubs are an easy way to show someone you… Read more »

1/11 Weekly Giveaway: Professional Heart Soap Mold

heart soap mold weekly giveaway

Spruce up Valentine’s Day soaps with a heart soap mold! Valentine’s day is coming up fast and love is in the air! What better way to tell your sweetheart how much they mean to you than with homemade heart-shaped soaps? Enter our weekly giveaway and you could win a professional heart soap mold free on… Read more »

1/11 Weekly Article Roundup: Valentine’s Day

valentine's day

Learn about Valentine’s Day & get gift ideas! Valentine’s day is one of those holidays you either love or hate, but it doesn’t have to be all about fancy, expensive gifts and cards. Show some real love this Valentine’s Day with thoughtful homemade gifts that your special someone is sure to enjoy! Homemade bath and… Read more »

Happy New Year from the Chemistry Store!

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Whether you watched the ball drop, went out and partied, or relaxed at home, we hope you had a great New Year’s Eve and are having a great New Year’s Day! It’s been an amazing year here at the Chemistry Store, and we have only our great customers to thank. We’re looking forward to some… Read more »

Using Reed Diffusers to Enhance Your Home

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With fragrances & essential oils! This time of year it’s especially important to keep your home smelling fresh. With colder weather outside, the indoor air can feel stuffy and stale, and that’s the last thing you want if you’re expecting company. The easiest way to bring some great scents into your home this winter is diffusing!… Read more »

Seasonal Fragrances for Winter & The Holidays!

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Find the perfect fragrance for you! Choosing the right fragrance oil can make a huge difference in how your soap or bath and body products turn out. Everyone has their own personal preferences of course, but using seasonal and holiday fragrances is a great way to keep your products current and fresh! Because we have… Read more »