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: Chocolate Covered Strawberry Soap Recipe

Tutorial: Chocolate Covered Strawberry Soap

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and with it comes all of the sweets and treats! To celebrate the season, I’m sharing my take on a chocolate covered strawberry in soap form! (Chocolate covered strawberries are my very favorite thing to say “Be my Valentine!!” – Perfection!) This chocolate covered strawberry soap involves making your own […]

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: 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: 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 […]

Critical Safety Measures Every Smart Soapmaker Should Know

Prepping your ingredients and creating a flow with help you make handmade soap safely

When many soapmakers first start out, they don’t give much thought to how to make handmade soap safely. And when they do, their efforts are typically focused on the caustic nature of lye, and not on any of the other ingredients or important safety measures. And even still, misinformation runs rampant on something as universally important […]

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: 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 […]

Video: Rainbow Clyde Slide Soap Recipe & Tutorial

Over the last year, I’ve fallen behind on all the trendy and new soap design techniques introduced into the soapy wild by talented soapmakers! The clyde slide soap design technique popularized by Clyde of Vibrant Soap is one that I’m tackling today! I love Clyde’s approach to soap designs, focusing on color theory and taking […]