Friday December 6, 2013
Most of us in the U.S. are in the middle of some really cold icy weather. I debated whether to feature the Peppermint Ice Soap project, or the Ice Candles. The Ice Candles won. At least the candles will add a bit of "warmth" to the house. But take your pick. Grab some of that ice and enjoy. Maybe next week, I'll make snowball candles...
Tuesday December 3, 2013
The holiday season is upon us - and it's starting out delightful as always. If you're planning to make soap or candles for your holiday gifts, (and of course you are!) you'd better get busy! Here are some Christmas and seasonal soap making projects that are sure to delight your friends and family. Just make sure that you keep a couple extras for yourself!
Christmas Soap Making Projects
Friday November 29, 2013
Inspired by the cold process soap with Autumn embeds, I decided to make some gel candles using the same principle - and the same style of small cookie cutters. Like the melt and pour soap shapes, you make a sheet of gel wax - with color and/or glitter added - and then put those on the surface (the sides) of the container. Pour in some more colored and/or glittered melted gel wax and you have a festive gel candle.
How to Make Christmas Themed Gel Wax Candles
Thursday November 28, 2013
While most everyone in the U.S. is feasting on desserts and pies, I thought it appropriate to bring back a yummy recipe that was inspired by a famous dessert. You have likely tried making soap with goat's milk, coconut milk or even cow's milk. But have you ever used all three? That's what I did when I developed this recipe using three different milks inspired by the yummy tres leches cake. I used my colleague Amanda Griffin's "milk in oil method" for adding milk to the soap recipe - and it works splendidly.
Tres Leches Soap Recipe