• How to Make Soap with a “Grass” Effect or Stripes

    July 13, 2013

    Looking for more simple ways to dress up your homemade cold process soap bars? Put your leftover soap ends and scraps to good use by creating stripes in your soaps. This look is super simple and it creates a look that is similar to grass growing in a field depending on your color choices. To…

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  • How to Make Soap with Heart Shaped Embeds

    June 22, 2013

    Ever wondered how to get shapes embedded into homemade cold process soaps? Basically there are two ways. I created the soap pictured here some time back. The red heart embed was scented with a red currant fragrance oil while the surrounding soap was scented with a red velvet cake fragrance oil. The most common way…

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  • How to Make Handmade Soaps with an Exfoliating Strip

    June 20, 2013

    There are lots of simple ways to “dress up” your homemade cold process soaps. Creating an exfoliating strip in your soap is not only aesthetically pleasing, but it also gives your handmade soap an added benefit. To create this look you’ll need to choose an additive to use as as your scrubby center strip. Consider…

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  • How to Make Decorative Handmade Soap Bars

    June 15, 2013

    Ever wondered how soapmakers put decorative circles into cold process soap bars? The answer, while simple, is a little bit time consuming. To create your own decorative cold process soaps like the ones pictured here – a limited edition Green Goddess soap I carried for a short time in my shop – you’ll basically need…

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  • A special limited edition Bayberry Shea Butter Soap.

    November 8, 2010

    Yesterday my niece, Maddie, and I made a batch of Bayberry scented glycerin soap with orange, hot toddy scented cold process soap balls inside. Maddie is in kindergarten. Here Maddie is mixing the all natural, glycerin soap base as it melts. She also stirred in the bayberry fragrance. Maddie is carefully adding the orange soap…

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