Tutorial: Fresh Peaches and Cream Soap Recipe with Coconut Cream and Peach Puree

Slice and peel fresh peaches, or thaw frozen peaches.

Is there anything more classic and pure than peaches and cream? Consider this peaches and cream soap recipe a twist on the classic!! Instead of using traditional cream, we’re going to dive in using coconut cream. To double up the peaches and cream, we’ll puree our peaches and create a batch of soap. Then, shred […]

Tutorial: Midnight Star Melt and Pour Soap Cake Recipe

Ariane & Her Finished Melt and Pour Soap Cake with Star Embeds!

In my shop, I always have a Cake of the Day soap sitting on the counter by the cash register. My regular clients love to come back weekly to check what’s new on the cake plate! Melt and pour soap cakes are a wonderful way to test new fragrance oils, as you will know right away […]

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: Spring Fling Layered Soap with Soap Shred Embeds

Spring Fling Handmade Layered Soap with Soap Shred Embeds

After creating Swatch Mania! and More Swatch Mania!, I had tons and tons of little sample swatches of solid colored soap. Naturally, I shredded them to bits using a Salad Shooter, and stored them for use later on. Most of those shreds became confetti soaps I donated to various organizations. However, I used some of […]

8 Awesome Soap Techniques! (See How to Do Them)

rainbow mantra swirl cold process soap design

Most soapmaking design techniques are combinations of basic techniques, including layering and manipulation of the layers. Once you master controlling your formula rather than letting it control you, you will see a whole world of possibilities with a little bit of patience. Here are some common techniques with variations you can try and tips for success: Soap Design […]

Soap Challenges 2013: Oil Mica Swirl Tops Soap, Week Three

Week three of Amy’s Soap Challenge 2013 is coming to a close, and we have one more week to go. But – there is a week break here, so it’ll be another week for we start the next challenge! I can’t wait! So far, we have hit up the tiger stripe and the elemental swirl. […]

Soap Swap: The Final Bars of Cold Process Soap for the Color Swap (Part 2)

Cut Bars of Obsidian Soap

If you read Saturday’s post about my recent participation in a Color Swap, you’ll know I’ve been hard at work on these lovelies. After creating the first batch of bright pink soap, I set to work slicing it up. The sample soap cutter from FCS made quick work of the full batch into my needed […]