Category: Soap Making

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 »

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

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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!

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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!

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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 »

Need A Guide to Scenting Handmade Soap?

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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 Green Foaming Bath Butter Salt Scrub Recipe!

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Continue the celebration for St. Patrick’s Day!!!  Go green!!!  Fit right in with the crowds of green people! Between the natural effects to your skin from the European Spa Salts and the Foaming Bath Butter you will feel soft and clean. The Apricot Kernel Oil used in this recipe is filled with vitamins and minerals and is… Read more »

DIY – Melt & Pour Egg Massage Easter Basket Soaps Recipe!

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Totally functional colorful massage Easter egg soap!!!  Use Melt & Pour Soap with this Massage Egg Soap Mold to create a festive functional soap bar!! This is also an easy melt & pour Egg Massage soap mold and recipe which are perfect for spring and Easter. We did something different here…!!!  We re-batched and re-colored left over… 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 – Festive Easter Gents Melt & Pour Soap Recipe!

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2 Gents Milky Way Soap Mold features one well-dressed rabbit, and one in an old-school roadster car. These easy melt & pour gentleman rabbits soaps are perfect for spring and Easter. We did something different here…!!!  We re-batched and re-colored left over soap.  We call it our “SoapPeeps” Once the melting and recoloring was done… 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 »

DIY Melt & Pour Soap Crayons Recipe – Kids at Bath Time!

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Melt & Pour Soap Crayons for the Kids Bath Time!!! Brilliant!  Talk about unleashing the crafting creativity! Turn bath time into a fun time for the whole family!  Give mom that much needed time to relax while the kids play with the Soap Crayons!  Guess what?  They will be bathing at the same time; just… Read more »

Foaming Bath Butter Man Soap Recipe

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Make a creamy Man Soap that any guy would love to use! All you need is one Foaming Bath Butter base, a Natural oil like Grapeseed oil and your favorite Fragrance oil or Essential oil!  You don’t need much as it will lather up very nicely! Don’t forget! The Chemistry Store only sells the original trademarked… 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 »