Category: Soap Making Ideas

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 »

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 Hot Process Soap for Mother’s Day!

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What is the difference between Cold Process and Hot Process Soap? The main difference between the cold process and hot process methods is temperature. In cold process, hot oils and lye are combined to initiate the saponification process.  Hot process soaping is fantastic and quick!  This method gives results in a style by design bar… 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 »

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 »

Need A Guide to Scenting Handmade Soap?

Chemistry Store essential oil and fragrance guide

Do you ever think about using a guide to help with the finding the right scent for your skin care products? Well you can never have too many guides and points of reference!! Making your own handmade soap This is a thrilling process, and one of the most exciting things about it is creating your own… 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 »

Are There Affordable Ways to Get Started in Soap Making?

Affordable soap making

Are you afraid to jump in and start making your own personal skin care products?  Do you know how much it will cost?  Do you know how much to make? If you’ve thought about trying your hand at making soaps but were afraid of the start-up costs, has new, affordable ways for you to… Read more »

Three Reasons Why Handmade Soap Makes a Great Gift

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DIY handmade soap is so much more than just soap!  It doesn’t have to be a struggle trying to find that perfect gift for the seasonal holidays! During the seasonal times of year, many shoppers are finding it difficult to choose just the right gift for their loved ones. If you are struggling to think of… Read more »

DIY Melt & Pour Easter Basket Soaps Recipe!

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Eggs in a Basket Milky Way Soap Mold the whimsical designs of two rabbits in a basket of eggs and a chick pulling an egg in a cart.  These easy melt & pour Eggs in a Basket soaps are perfect for spring and Easter. We did something different here…!!!  We re-batched and re-colored left over soap…. Read more »

DIY – Putting Together a Special Easter Basket!

Melt & Pour Easter Soaps

It is the Season!!  Spring is a few weeks away which means Easter is almost here! Put together a special Easter Basket with simple Melt & Pour festive Easter and Spring molds!! Our Easter Soap Molds make great soaps for the Easter holiday and the entire spring season! Children and adults alike will love the… Read more »

2/22 Weekly Roundup – DIY Men’s Skin Care Products!

Shea Butter Cream

Hey this week we are going to give it to all you Guys out there!!…it’s time for some real talk about your skincare routine!! That “just got out of bed” look isn’t going to be cute forever. It is no different for women as it is for men.  Beauty and skin care maintenance can be very expensive! The… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Making the perfect gift basket or set

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With container accessories Whether you’re making products to sell or give as gifts, the more you can give the recipient the better. Gift baskets, product sets, or sampler sets are a great way to give friends and family a variety of things in one gift, and they make it easy for customers to buy gifts… Read more »

Uses for PET Bottles

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Enhance your products with PET bottles! Because they fit a wide variety of tops such as dispensing caps, fine mist sprayers, and lotion pumps, PET bottles are some of the most versatile containers out there. But what makes PET different from other bottles? And what are they used for? PET stands for polyethylene terephthalate, and it’s not… Read more »

1/4 Weekly Article Roundup: Soap Packaging Ideas

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Soap Packaging Ideas for Inspiration When it comes to selling soap or even just giving it as gifts, how it’s packaged has a big impact on people’s first impression. You want to draw people in while still representing the type of business you are and the type of products you make. Are your soaps fun and… Read more »

How to Combine Fragrances & Scents

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While there are tons of fragrance oils to choose from at the Chemistry Store, the personal care industry is all about standing out and creating products unique to you. One easy way to set your soap, bath and body products, or perfume apart is to create your own signature scents by combining fragrances or essential oils…. Read more »

How to Read Fragrance Descriptions & Terms

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Understanding Top, Middle, and Base Notes Buying fragrances online can be hit or miss since you can’t smell them. On top of that, fragrance oil descriptions are often confusing to the average person. So how can you decipher fragrance descriptions and figure out what it will actually smell like? Keep reading to find out! We’ll… 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 »

DIY Exfoliating Melt & Pour Soap for Winter Skin

diy holiday exfoliating soap

To keep your skin healthy through the holidays! Being exposed to the cold winter air is tough on your skin, so this time of year take extra care to keep it healthy. Exfoliating soaps are a great way to get rid of dead skin and bring back that healthy glow. We’ll show you how to… Read more »

DIY Layered Christmas Melt & Pour Soap

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The perfect last-minute gift! The holidays are a short two weeks away, which means if you haven’t bought or made gifts for your friends and family yet, you’d better get started! Home made soap is a great present any time of year, but during the holidays when you have lots of people to shop for… Read more »