Tutorial: Fresh Turmeric and Almond Milk Soap Recipe

Nothing gets my creative juices flowing more than trying new ingredients. So, when I spotted fresh turmeric at my local Fresh Market store, I knew right away what my next soap would be! Although turmeric has been around since ancient times, it has recently become more mainstream as people discover its benefits. I recently tried […]

Sneak Peek Tutorial: Citrus Breeze Brine Soap by The Nerdy Farm Wife

Citrus Breeze Brine Bars

A few months ago, I received an email from Jan Berry, the rockstar creator behind TheNerdyFarmWife.com, regarding her upcoming book. She wanted to be sure she credited me with the creation of the tiger stripe technique and asked if I knew the creators behind other techniques she used in the book. I was so impressed […]

Tutorial: Natural Classic Lavender Soap Recipe

Classic Lavender Soap Recipe & Tutorial: All sliced up!

My mĂ©mère’s favorite is a bar of classic lavender soap and she relies on me to keep her stocked up! Even though I don’t sell soap anymore, I still make batches here and there for friends & family, this was no exception. The plus side is that I can also take y’all along for the […]

Tutorial: Rainbow Spin Swirl Soap Recipe + Video

Rainbow Spin Swirl Soap Recipe & Tutorial

I’ve had a ton of requests for more rainbow soaps, so I decided to get started with a simple spin swirl soap! This technique is one of my favorites in a slab because it’s super easy and versatile. No matter if you are a beginner or an experienced soapmaker, you should be able to pull […]

Essential Oil Calculator Product Categories Explained (+ Updates)

Place a drop of each essential oil on it's corresponding fragrance strip.

It’s been about a month and a half since the launch of the essential oil calculator,which means it’s time for an update! Essential Oil Calculator Updates (December 2016) Changes & Updates Fixed a typo causing Anise (Star)‘s methyl chavicol amount to always be over IFRA limits New Additions Anise n’ Mint – anise and peppermint blend submitted by Eulandria […]

Tutorial: Activated Charcoal and Tea Tree Soap Recipe

You can’t reinvent the wheel but you can definitely take a new spin on it. I love a classic activated charcoal and tea tree soap recipe myself! Instead of doing an all black bar or monotone bar of soap, I wanted to design a soap that paid homage to the tea tree plant with it’s […]

Behind the Scenes of Bringing the Essential Oil Blending Calculator to Life

For years, I’ve been wanting to put together an essential oil blending resource for the community, but couldn’t manage to spend the time to create it myself. This past summer, I took a nosedive into crowdfunding (once again!), to make it a reality. In the last three months, I’ve worked nonstop on the massive project of essential oil […]

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 […]