Rachels Face Soap Tutorial

handmade face soap tutorial

    I have a fussy face. Finding a face soap that didn't make my skin dry has always been a problem for me. My face is sensitive and finicky. Sometimes when I thought I had finally found what worked, I would wake up the next day with those horrible breakouts. If you're someone who has oily/combination skin as I do, then you will know that finding the right soap for your face can be a quite a task. If your face soap  isn't oil free it can leave your face skin feeling a little too … [Read more...]

Two Hearts Bath Melts Recipe

Two Heart Valentine's Day Bath Melts

  This week it's all about love! How about making some super moisturizing bath melts shaped like hearts, for two of course. Slip one of these into your bath and it slowly melts and fizzes into a super rich moisturizing bath. These bath melts are very easy to make even for beginners. Made with the ingredients of both a bath bomb and bath melt it's an extra dose of bath heaven. The dry ingredients really absorb the fragrance oil making your bath melts extra fragrant. When you are … [Read more...]

Frosted Pink Tree Soap Tutorial


These pretty pink trees will fit perfectly on your bathroom sink. They have a flat bottom so they stand upright and will decorate your bathroom beautifully for Christmas. This tutorial is for 4 tree soaps. Each soap is about 4 oz. Here's what you need to make these sparkly trees Supplies Dimensional tree mold 15 drops of Tropical Red Colorant 1 pound of Shea Butter Soap Base (or you can use any white soap base) 1/2 ounce Creamy Peppermint fragrance oil 1 tablespoon of white … [Read more...]

Autumn Leaves Stained Glass Soap


I am, like so many of you, a big fan of the Fall season. It is the best season of the entire year! It is a season that fills all of the senses but primarily a wonderfully visual season. The changing of the leaves reminds us that cooler weather and the happiness the holidays bring are almost upon us. I wanted to create a soap that really captures the beauty of the season. So I came up with this stained glass soap, my little tribute to the Fall season. I hope you'll enjoy making this soap as much … [Read more...]

March of the Soap Mummy

March of the Soap Mummies

    Would you love to have these mummies marching around your bathroom ?! They are a perfect size for little hands and the kids will want to wash often with these. These soap mummies are made using a gingerbread silicone mold. This is a great versatile soap mold that can be used to make mini soaps or as embeds in other soap creations. The key to success in making these little mummies is coating them with the soap string. Soap must not be to hot or the soap will spread, let … [Read more...]

Pumkin Harvest Soap Made with Shea Butter Base


Instructions   Gather your supplies. You will need: 1. 32 oz of Shea Butter soap base 2. 1 1/2 oz of Pumpkin Cheesecake Fragrance Oil 3. 1/4 tsp fine ground apricot seeds or pink of nutmeg 4. Arabesque Soap Mold  5. 2 teaspoons Bronze Mica 6. Small spritzer bottle filled with rubbing alcohol   Directions 1. Cut your soap base into 1/2 chunks. Put into a microwavable bowl or large measuring cup. 2. Microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds. Remove and check … [Read more...]

Boo Ghost Soap Tutorial


  Are these ghosts too cute to scare you? We think so, all dressed up in their ties and tags we think they are adorable! Make these fun little guys for your Halloween friends. SOME TIPS BEFORE STARTING: 1.This tutorial uses black soap paint. When you use black soap paint you must let your paint dry for at least 12 hours before handling again. 2.If you plan to wrap them dab some extra clear soap base over the eyes and mouth so they don't smear onto your wrappers. 3. It will … [Read more...]

Autumn Leaves and Pumpkins Soap Tutorial


My favorites soaps always seem to be the simplest ones to make. This is a very easy recipe but it makes a very elegant soap. When you make these beautiful soaps, you will fill the room with the wonderful aroma of a fresh baked pumpkin pie. The trick is not to add too much nutmeg. You need just enough to give your soap a nice speckling effect. This recipe is for the 6 soaps. If you want to make fewer soaps just adjust the recipe accordingly. Ingredients Pumpkin Cheesecake Fragrance Oil  … [Read more...]

Lemongrass Olive Oil Soap Bars

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A simple golden soap infused with olive oil and annetto seeds for a rich golden color. Simple to make, but makes an elegant soap bar. To Make: One Olive Oil tray soap mold 1 tablespoon of organic annatto seeds 2 tablespoons of olive oil 1 oz of lemon grass fragrance oil 24  oz of olive oil melt and pour soap base 1. Pour your olive oil into a small saucepan and add your annatto seeds. Simmer your olive oil and seeds at a very low heat until warm. Turn off and let sit for 20 minutes. 2. … [Read more...]

Faux Hot Process Soap Loaf


I love the look of hot processed soap! Its lumpy texture screams handmade. Many of us don't make soaps with lye or we may not have the time. Here is an easy recipe that will give the look a hot process soap without all fuss. It is a beautiful and easy soap to make. We used our Shea Butter soap base and essentials oils. This is a pretty soap that doesn't use any artificial colorants or fragrances. Our soap is called Heather Rose Shea Loaf, and it's a truly beautiful soap loaf. Inspired by garden … [Read more...]