Melt and Pour Soap · Soap Making

Why you shouldn’t add breast milk (or any fresh ingredient) to Melt and Pour Soap Bases

Hi Crafters! There has been an increase in new mothers asking us if they can make breast milk soap with melt and pour soap bases, and this is a great concern because where is this misinformation coming from? We understand that every parent wants the best for their child (we would too, and for the… Continue reading Why you shouldn’t add breast milk (or any fresh ingredient) to Melt and Pour Soap Bases

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Melt and Pour Soap · Soap Making · Tutorials and Recipes

DIY Gemstone Soap

Gemstone soaps are gorgeous. Not as entirely easy to make as your typical melt and pour soap (where you just melt and pour into molds, wait for them to harden and then, they're ready to use), but definitely worth the extra effort! The following videos are two tutorials on how you can make your own gemstone… Continue reading DIY Gemstone Soap

Cosmetics · Odds and Ends · Skincare · Soap Making

About “Free From” Claims on Personal Care Products

There's a whole list of "free from" claims on personal care products, ranging from free from parabens, to free from sulphates, free from preservatives, and more. But, are the personal care products really free from whatever the label claims it to be free of? And, when are you actually allowed to say that a product is… Continue reading About “Free From” Claims on Personal Care Products

Melt and Pour Soap · Soap Making · Tutorials and Recipes

DIY Soothing, Nourishing and Moisturizing Solid Shampoo Bar for Hair Growth

If there's one thing that makes packing a chore, especially when you're packing for a trip overseas, it's packing liquids. From shampoo to conditioner, moisturizers to sunblock and lotions, perfume or cologne, and so on, so forth, we use a variety of products in liquid form on a daily basis. Skipping one or the other… Continue reading DIY Soothing, Nourishing and Moisturizing Solid Shampoo Bar for Hair Growth

Cosmetics · Skincare · Soap Making · Tutorials and Recipes

Herbal Extracts and How to Make Them

Herbal extracts are brilliant for those who love using products that are as close to natural as possible. These extracts are very concentrated liquids in which a solvent is used to extract the herbal properties out of plant material. Watch the video below to join Belinda Carli, Director of the Institute of Personal Care Science… Continue reading Herbal Extracts and How to Make Them

Cold Process Soap · Soap Making

Get to Know: Cold Process Soap

Cold process soap is known as 'natural soap'. It is made by combining oils and sodium hydroxide, through the cold process. This cold process denotes the lacking presence of heat when making soap. The mixture of sodium hydroxide with a type of liquid (henceforth known as ‘lye’, as it is defined that ‘lye’ is an… Continue reading Get to Know: Cold Process Soap

Melt and Pour Soap · Soap Making

Commercial Soaps VS Melt & Pour Soaps

There are various types of soaps available in the market, thus there are various ways to make them as well. As a result, not all soaps are made the same. So, it’s important to know which type of soap you’re buying and the ingredients contained in them. For this post, we will be listing the… Continue reading Commercial Soaps VS Melt & Pour Soaps

Melt and Pour Soap · Soap Making · Tutorials and Recipes

Make Shower Time Great Again with Jelly Soap

The thing about shower time is that it isn't fun when all you do is simply clean. It's functional but not fun-fun in the many ways bath time can be. Like, watching bath bombs dissolve, building bubble kingdoms or simply relaxing in warm waters with essential oils, clays and whatnot. Your only options for fun in… Continue reading Make Shower Time Great Again with Jelly Soap

Soap Making

Why Liquid Castile Soap Doesn’t Need Olive Oil

Castile soap isn't a type of soap and it isn't a special technique used to make soap. We call it castile soap because of where it originates from. Simply put, Castile Soap is named after the olive oil-based soaps originating in Castile, Spain. Any soap made solely from vegetable oils is considered a Castile Soap. Castile… Continue reading Why Liquid Castile Soap Doesn’t Need Olive Oil