Tutorial: Espresso Almond Milk Soap Recipe

Espresso Almond Milk Soap Recipe

Recently I jumped on the almond milk soap bandwagon and I must say that I am a fan! It’s rich and luxurious, so of course, I had to soap with it! Milk soaps have been popular for quite some time, they are moisturizing, creamy, and they lather beautifully. Almond milk soaps have the added benefit of […]

Tutorial: Vegan Friendly Milk and Honey Soap Recipe

I am not a vegan. But as a chef, I have always wanted to know as much as possible about food, the way it works, and how to make things taste good! I discovered nut milks and cheeses many years ago and was hooked. When I began to make soaps, I started to experiment with […]

Tutorial: Lavender Melt and Pour Soap with Embedded Cubes

Today, I decided to show you the process of making this long time bestseller in my shop: melt and pour soap with embeds! It’s a purple lavender and chamomile melt and pour soap, but you can choose other scents and color combinations, if you wish. The result will be the same design of solid cube embeds […]

Tutorial: Rainbow Linear Swirl Soap Recipe with Natural Colorants

Soapmakers often marvel at all of my rainbow soaps, but often forget that natural colorants can give you a full spectrum of beauty, too! I wanted to show off some rainbow goodness with natural colorants, and the linear swirl soap design technique is the perfect way to do that! (It truly lets the colors shine, […]

Tutorial: Shaving Soap Recipe with Stearic Acid

Tutorial: Shaving Soap Recipe with Stearic Acid

Last year, Veronica shared her palm-free shaving soap recipe, and it’s been quite the hit! However, a lot of soapmakers have been requesting two modifications: A wet shaving soap formula with palm oil (not palm-free) A palm free shaving soap formula without soy Today, we’re going to tackle the first request: a traditional shaving soap […]

Tutorial: Black Raspberry Vanilla Soap with Berries & Cream

To prep the blackberries for the Black Raspberry Soap, pop them in a blender with no additional liquid.

If you have been making soap for any amount of time, you have either heard of or used a fragrance oil called Black Raspberry Vanilla. This fragrance oil has become a favorite among soapmakers because it behaves well in soap. Plus, it it smells great and customers love it!! So I started wondering what would happen […]

Tutorial: Triple ITPS Lavender Soap Recipe

When it comes to cold process soap making, I have a deep passion for all things swirl and I just can’t resist the “in the pot swirl” (ITPS) technique. I know that this technique can seem a bit intimidating, especially when dealing with lye, a slurry of colors, containers, and oils. But I assure you, […]

Tutorial: Layered Basil Tomato Soap Recipe (Using Food in Soap)

The basil tomato soap recipe has big ole bubbles!

There is nothing more exciting than going to a farmer’s market in summertime. So many amazing fruits and vegetables are available and at their peak! I live in Florida, and can pretty much get most things all year, but fruits and vegetables taste the best and cost the least during their real season. And there […]

A Hot Process Soap Tutorial: How to Hot Process Soap in a Crockpot

How to Make Hot Process Soap in a Crock Pot

When I first started making hot process soap, I searched high and low for a definitive set of steps, like a recipe, that would ensure my hot process soap came out perfectly every time. However, once I understood saponification (the chemical reaction that happens when making soap) and was able to identify the stages of saponification, I became […]