If you could not tell, I love making soap. The thing I think I like most about it is that I can experiment and play with different colors, scents, and oils. I can say that I have never made two of the same batches of soap. While playing and experimenting can be fun, if you are starting off, it can seem a little overwhelming. Knowing all of the different qualities of oils for soap making can help the process go a lot smoother, and be a lot more fun!
Qualities of Oils for Soap Making
The Best Soap Swirl Recipe
In the pot swirls and drop swirl soaps are so fun. They are some of my favorite soaps to make. Not only are they easy to make, it is always fun to cut into the soap to see what magic has occurred. The trick to having a good soap swirl is making sure that your soap batter is fluid. I have tried many different soap recipes, and while some have worked well, none have stayed fluid a long time. That is, until now! Today I am sharing the best soap swirl recipe!
Green Tea and Citrus Bath Salts Recipe
Spring is here, which means a lot of time is being spent outside….working. While I love getting dirty in the garden, but after a long day in the heat, digging or carrying 50 pound bags of feed, I get sore. Plus, I made the crazy decision to start working out regularly again, and because of this, some days it hurts to even blink. To ease sore muscles, and to just take some much needed ‘me’ time, I love using bath salts. This Green Tea and Citrus Bath Salts Recipe not only smells amazing, but the epson salts help to ease sore muscles and the coco Read More
Free Soaping Printables With Bonus Soap Recipes
If you follow my YouTube channel, you will know I kind of like to wing things when it comes to soaping. Well, while I love to wing it, I am an organizational freak. I write everything down with each soap loaf I make. While I was using a note book, I found it hard to stay organized and find what I needed. So, after searching and searching, I could not find what I wanted. So what do you do when you can not find what you need? You make your own! So, today I am sharing some free soaping printables with bonus Read More
Beginners Guide on How to Avoid Soaping Mistakes
Soaping can feel a little overwhelming. I can not tell you how many times people have said they were scared to soap because lye scares them. But, with the right preparation and attention to detail, it can go smoothly. The key is to not let it stress you out. So, in order to avoid soaping mistakes, here are a few tips and tricks.
Mixing Soap Fragrances for Custom Soap Scents
I love experiment with making soap. From different colors and pouring techniques, to mixing my own custom scents. Recently, on my YouTube Channel, I made a soap I named Spring Dreams. I knew the scent I wanted in my head, but could not really find anything that fit that was sold at any of my normal soap suppliers. So, that is when I decided to start mixing soap fragrances for custom soap scents.
Pink Lemonade Soap Recipe
Winter is in full force here in North Carolina. One day it is 60 degrees and sunny, the next it is 20 and snowing! When it snows here, everything shuts down, and usually stays closed for a few days. With snow in the forecast again, I am longing for warm Spring days, so I figured I would make some Spring inspired soaps. First soap of this series will be a fun and vibrant Pink Lemonade Soap Recipe!
Why use Kaolin Clay in Soap?
Kaolin clay has many benefits to the skin, and there are many different types of Kaolin clay to choose from. Each type has different features and benefits that can help to enhance your home made soap. So, why use Kaolin Clay in soap? Because why not!