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 […]

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: Fall Medley Soap with Homemade Apple Cider and Pumpkin Puree

Tutorial: Fall Medley Soap with Homemade Apple Cider and Roasted Pumpkin Puree

Fall is here!! And with it comes all of the lovely foods and drinks and colors and scents. Why not incorporate fall into a soap? I couldn’t decide what I liked more – apple cider or pumpkin, so I thought a fall medley soap that uses both apples and pumpkins would be perfect! This soap […]

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 […]

Tutorial: Neem Soap with Rosehip & Evening Primrose

Tutorial: 20% Neem Soap with Rosehip & Evening Primrose

My two favorite facial soap formulas are activated charcoal and tea tree facial soap and neem soap. Everyone and their dog’s uncle has an activated charcoal and tea tree soap recipe out there, so I decided to whip up this neem soap tutorial and recipe for y’all. I always use at least 20% neem oil […]

Tutorial: Spicy Lime Soap with French Green Clay, Nettle Leaf, & Comfrey Leaf

Tutorial: Spicy Lime Soap with French Green Clay, Nettle Leaf, and Comfrey Leaf

My husband has been requesting a soap that features some of his favorite scents: West Indies Bay, Dark Patchouli, and Mexican Lime. I decided to whip up an extremely simple palm-free formula for him, with the lather boosting love of Aloe Vera, and skin-friendly colorants, like nettle leaf, comfrey leaf, and french green clay. Since the […]

How to Make Natural Lemongrass & Coconut Milk Soap

textured soap tops on lemongrass and coconut milk bars

Soapers who make vegan friendly handmade soap often get a little stuck in their soapmaking. Without additives like honey, milk, or silk, it can be a little trying to get a nice creamy addition to a recipe. Even though animal milks are off the table, plant milks aren’t! Enter Coconut Milk!! Coconut milk makes incredibly […]

Tutorial: French Pink Clay & Silk Soap with Hearts

French Pink Clay & Silk Soap

It’s the best time of year to pamper yourself. With Valentines Day fast approaching, do what you do best and whip up a batch of soap that will make your skin feel absolutely sinful. 😉 Get sophisticated with french clay & silk soap! With the addition of silk and french pink clay, this divine soap […]

Tutorial: Snow Soap with Indigo & Cambrian Blue Clay

With the harsh winter weather upon us, and record-setting cold here in the Midwest, I decided it was time to cross off an item on my soapy to-do list! Time for making snow soap! Now, snow is notoriously dirty. You wouldn’t think so with how crisp and pretty it looks undisturbed, but it collects a […]