Simple Rosemary Soap

Rosemary Soap Mold

Brand New from Lather and Lotions! Beautiful clamshell mold to show off your Rosemary essential oil and Rosemary fragrance oil! Rosemary is a great essential oil to use in soap because it is stronger than many other essential oils. When using Rosemary EO in melt and pour soap try and get the temperature of the soap down to about 125 (or even lower!) before adding your essential oil. This will help your scent stick in your soap. High heat can evaporate the essential oil. This makes a great big … [Read more...]

How to Make Cold Process Soap

Make Cold Process soap

How To Make Cold Process Soap Before beginning, please read and familiarize yourself with the Safety Practices for Making Cold Process Soaps (http://www.howdoimakesoap.com/2014/04/02/cold-process-soap-making-best-practices-safety/) and gather all of your Supplies for Cold Process Soapmaking (http://www.howdoimakesoap.com/2014/04/24/supplies-youll-need-making-cold-process-soap/) Also, read this entire tutorial before beginning!! Set up space where you can place all of your supplies and … [Read more...]

Gel Colorants For Soap Provide Luscious Deep Color

Colorant Chart of soap colors

Lather and Lotions Gel Colorants provide bright vivacious color for soaps, bath bombs, bath salts and more! In our chart we used 5 drops of colorant for each ounce of soap. You can see how concentrated these Gel Colorants are! You can still get a nice rich deep color with about 2-3 drops per oz, even less for clear melt and pour soap. These are the best soap colorants we've found, they are easy to use and very affordable. We have a few more colors that are not on the chart but you can find at … [Read more...]

Tips for Selling Handmade Soap at Craft Shows

craft show collage

So, you have mastered the art of soapmaking, and practiced and honed your skills until your rooms, closets and showers are overflowing with fragrant bars of your handmade soap. You have friends and family to give your soaps to, but they are still threatening to spill out of the closet the next time you open the door to stuff that one last bar in. You are thinking that you would like to try selling your soaps, but where to start? Craft shows are a great way to see if you enjoy selling. They … [Read more...]

Making Soap For The First Time

bear handmade soap

These lovely ladies came to our store to take a class in Melt and Pour 101. They had a great time and so did I! ¬†Students who take our soap making/ bath and body classes take them for a variety of reasons. Some want to start a small business, some are hobbyists and want to learn something new and some students want to learn so they can use the soap themselves (as a healthier alternative to harsh store brands) and give them as gifts to others. When we teach our classes our instructors stress the … [Read more...]

Autumn Leaves and Pumpkins Soap Tutorial

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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...]