Color has its place in the soapmaking world. I like using natural colorants like clay, as well as synthetic ones like micas. Both are beautiful in their own way, and I appreciate both.
This post isn’t about the types of colorants. Rather, I’m going to share my tips for coloring cold process soap. If you are new to soapmaking, or just curious, these tips will help you avoid the pitfalls that an inexperienced, albeit eager, soaper like myself made! (more…)
I’ve put off making any kind of winter soap because it just doesn’t feel like winter here in Texas. We’ve had a few cold days here and there, but it doesn’t last. I LOVE winter, so I had to imagine cold chilly winds when I made this soap. It had to be luxuriously moisturizing – keeping dry skin at bay. It also had to embody my love of the movie Frozen! 🙂 (more…)
Fall was over a long time ago but here in Texas it still feels like it! It’s supposed to be in the 70s tomorrow… (more…)
Have you seen anything today that was pumpkin themed? Most likely you have. The holidays mean that pumpkin flavored and scented things are everywhere! So, do you love or hate pumpkin? I like it as a dessert… and that’s it. However, I may be in the minority here since it’s in everything – and I mean everything: coffee, beauty products, M&Ms, Twinkies, Oreos, Jell-o, alcohol, bread, cereal, chips, ice cream, yogurt, and the list goes ON. So, with pumpkins on the verge of world domination, I thought why not make a pumpkin soap?! (more…)