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Running Out of Christmas Gift Ideas? Make Cold Press Sea Salt Shark Invasion Soap This Winter

Let’s make adorable Shark Embed Salt Bars!

If you are new to soap making be sure to learn the basics before attempting this advanced design tutorial. Be sure to follow all safety precautions when making soap. Wear goggles and gloves.

What is a salt bar?

 

A salt bar is typically a soap made with 50-100% of oil weight in salt. For example, if your salt bar recipe contains 32 oz. of coconut oil and 8 oz. of castor oil, then you would use 20 – 40 oz. of sea salt.

Why on earth would we want to make a salt bar?

  1. Sea salt is purifying, drawing and acts as an astringent.
  2. Salt bars last FOREVER in the shower. In my experience, they last longer than regular bar soap. (This is a great selling point.)
  3. Salt bars are hard! Salt soap cures out super hard. Salt bars are great for individual cavity molds that you can’t usually use with your regular recipe. The soap gets hard fast and will pop right out.
  4. They are inexpensive to make. Salt bars contain mostly coconut oil (a cheaper oil than say…olive oil or shea butter) and sea salt, thus creating a pretty inexpensive bar of soap.
  5. They are easily marketed as spa type or facial bars of soap. Customer love to hear about the benefits of sea salt and will pay more money for these special bars of soap.
  • Coconut Oil – 405 grams (90%)
  • Cocoa Butter – 45 grams (10%)
  • Sodium Hydroxide – 64 grams (20% superfat)
  • Water – 128 grams
  • Fine Sea Salt – 225 grams
  • Peppermint Essential Oil – 15 grams
  • Yellow Clay
  • Black Walnut Hull Powder
  • Peacock Mica
  • White Mica

This soap is all about the shark squirters that you can find on Amazon.

Check out the video below to see how to make it!

Check out other soap making recipes and methods here!

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How to Turn Your Soap Making Kit Into a Face Mask with ..HONEY

Why Honey is a Good Addition to Your Soap Making Kit

Sometimes, career women need to have time to unwind and relax in the most natural and organic way possible. Let’s see how our soap making kit helps us make our own honey face mask!

Everyone around the office has been busy with their newly found natural soap making kits (find quality soap making supplies here) or obsessing on the latest bath bomb hauls. I can’t blame them, this is what we love to do here, organic handmade soap make me giddy, too.

But the royal way of distressing while keeping skin healthy and glowing is by using all-natural honey. I’m talking about smothering honey all over the face. Yes! Honey on the face. Make me-time also bee-time! Keep the kids away for a second. I know I could use some of that sugar and a whiff of fragrance oils before I incorporate some on my soap recipe. 

Read on for easy DIY Honey Face Mask recipes! The more the merrier. For more click here!

Now, let me take you back to history a little bit. Why you may ask? No big deal. It’s just that Cleopatra’s (Yes, Cleopatra the Queen of Beauty herself) beauty secret will be revealed here right now.

 

Cleopatra’s Beauty Secret Revealed

It’s no secret that Cleopatra was and remains to be a source of unfailing beauty tips and tricks to this day. Her beauty regimen has been followed and known to be effective across generations for centuries now.

We’re lucky to have had the honour of getting access to this beauty legend’s secrets so we can all have a taste of her queenly splendor.

Aside from her intelligence, skills, talent in music, dancing, amazing voice, and not to mention being a great leadership skill, she believed in SELF-CARE a lot.

I know our days can be busy and we sometimes forget to take care of ourselves. Cleopatra is the exemplar of balance, being the diva that she is while ruling Egypt from Rome. We don’t have excuses for not looking great!

I’ve gathered simple and easy DIY face mask ideas for you to start your journey to looking great.

Cleopatra also believed in the power of rose oil. Find out all about rose bath bombs here. It will also be great to start acquainting yourself with fragrance oils as it would help a lot with relaxation and making you feel good inside and out.

Cleopatra’s Taste of Honey

Aside from using her own handmade soaps and fragrance oils, the Queen of Beauty is a huge fan of the sweet smell and hydrating abilities of honey.

First, she used honey in her baths. How? She indulges herself in milk and honey baths whenever she wants. Legend has it that she would bring some donkeys with her during travels to produce milk for her in case she needs a bath anytime (Now, that’s the life of a queen).

You can feel like a queen yourself by having your own honey baths!

Just clean your skin up with your favorite handmade soap before mixing 3 cups of milk with half a cup of honey and 5 tablespoons of almond or olive oil.

You may also add your preferred fragrance oil for additional aroma. Then, enjoy a bath fit for a queen!

As for her face, she does not skip facial masks to keep her youthful and glowing facial skin. For refreshed and nourished face, just gather soap making supplies for this homemade face mask below and you’re on your way to eternal youth.

All you need to do is mix an egg yolk, a tablespoon of almond oil, and a teaspoon of honey. Just mix everything up and leave it on your face for 10 to 15 minutes.

That’s Cleopatra’s secret right there. Try it and thank me later.   

 Honey is a Miracle in a Jar

Honey has been around for over 5,000 years. Being around for this long must mean something, right? Well, this sticky substance made by our bee friends is one heavenly product.

Ancient Egyptians have used honey to treat wounds and have mixed it with medicine to treat other illnesses. What can be in honey that makes it a miracle worker?

This gift from the heavens is loaded with vitamins and minerals, which includes Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Iron, and Calcium. Sounds great? There’s even more. Honey is also composed of antioxidants and generous amounts of amino acids.  

Honey makes a good addition to your beauty routine for several reasons. It is the answer to dry skin, acne problems, aging skin, scars, and uneven skin tone. Don’t we hate all these? What if one product can get rid of our mortal enemies? I’m telling you it’s possible with the use of all-natural products.

Grab your soap making supplies to make the best soap for your face and pair it with honey face mask, and you’re on your way to smooth and glowing skin!

Why is honey good for your skin and why is it best to include it in your beauty regimen? First, honey is a good moisturizer. Second, it has anti-aging properties. Third, honey fights acne. Fourth, it makes your skin have a better complexion. Lastly, honey naturally removes scars.

HONEY IS A SKIN MOISTURIZER

What do you do when you run out of facial wash? You use honey on your face? Yes, that’s right. Honey on your face is always a good idea. Soap and other store-bought facial washes can dry your skin out (except for organic handmade soap).

Honey is truly magical as it has properties that can retain and preserve moisture, thus helping to keep the natural moisture of your skin without making you feel greasy. Isn’t that great? No need for any other synthetic chemicals.

You can choose various soap making kits from this link.

At first, it may seem weird to touch sticky honey, but trust me just get a dollop of honey and massage it onto your wet face gently (Remember to apply on wet skin, as it can be hard to spread on dry skin).

Just as you would do with your regular facial wash, rinse your face thoroughly (honey actually rinses with water quickly) then pat dry with a soft towel.

It’s worth the try and I love how simple and quick it is to get a moisturized skin.

 

HONEY IS AN AGING SKIN DEFENDER

When it comes to defending your skin, honey is your best bet. From now on, you can kiss your aging goodbye because you just got your best weapon against skin aging.

The best way to go is to be HONEY-fied. Along with regular intake of fruits and vegetables and using all natural products (like natural handmade soap or soap recipes) adding honey to your diet and skincare routine might just be the best thing to ever happen to you. That youthful glow you’ve always wanted is now just one cupboard away.

The antioxidants found in honey will help stop time by giving you soft, smooth, and glowing skin all the days of your life.

Goodbye wrinkles and fine lines!

 

HONEY IS AN ACNE FIGHTER

Do you have a love-hate relationship with your zits? (I mean they love you, and you hate them. Who doesn’t hate zits?) If your zits love you a lot, it’s now time to bid them farewell. Gone are the days when you would try to conceal your zits with makeup, which makes them even worse. Hello to the best acne remedy ever!

Honey has been used to be one of the main components of pimple treatment meds, but you don’t actually need to add any more chemicals to it to make it work. Plain and simple honey is enough to zap those zits away.

The antibacterial and cleansing nature of honey prevents pimples and cures existing ones while keeping oiliness out.

As you clean your face with honey, it unclogs your pores leaving your skin clean, pimple-free and oil-free. Now you can also reduce touch-ups within the day.    

For best results, consider getting into a homemade face mask routine twice a week. I would suggest a honey and lemon mask for acne-prone skin. You can also use a honey and oats soap recipe.

You can find a honey and lemon mask recipe below.

Also, keep in mind that healthy skin means clean skin. Make it a habit to wash your face every night with all-natural handmade soap products because these can’t harm your acne-prone skin. (To start, find soap making kits in this link.)

 

HONEY IS A COMPLEXION BOOSTER

I’ve been on the lookout for the best remedy for uneven skin tone. I always fall back on makeup to conceal dark spots on my face, but now that I found the simplest solution to my problem, I can go makeup free more often. Hooray for lazy days!

The acids found in honey gently exfoliate the skin, thus making it a complexion booster by brightening your skin tone.

There’s even more to honey than this because it can also help reduce age spots! Through the enzymes found in honey, healthy skin cell production gets heightened, giving you that natural glow.

Now you can confidently face the world makeup free!

To make a complexion booster, find a DIY face mask recipe below that will best suit your skin’s current needs.

 

HONEY IS A SCAR REMOVER

As I’ve mentioned earlier, honey has been used in ancient times to heal wounds, so why not use it to remove scars as well? Oh yes, those scars will just be a thing of the past with the use of honey on your face.

Sure, you got rid of pimples on your face, but what about the marks and scars they left behind?

Oh I know, you can have them treated with laser and have them treated for a series of sessions. Why am I not a fan of this solution?

First, it can get expensive. Second, it will require you to alter your busy schedule just to go to the clinic. Third, it will take you to several expensive sessions before seeing results. What if you can get rid of acne marks and scars at home?

Can I get an Amen? AMEN! Treating acne marks and scars can be easy, cheap, and not time-consuming. Honey can be used alone or in combination with other natural soap and soap recipes to heal damaged skin cells and fade scars.

So how does honey become an amazing scar remover? It reduces any skin inflammation you may have. Having antioxidants also makes honey repair the damaged skin, which makes your scars heal faster.

No need to buy expensive meds or visit the laser center for those acne scars and marks on your face. Leave it to honey and your skin will thank you for it.

To start getting rid of your scars, try out the DIY honey face mask recipes below.  

 

What is the Difference Between Raw Honey and Regular Honey?

You might ask if it is better to use raw honey or regular honey for your skin needs. You might be thinking, “Can I grab any kind of honey from the supermarket?” “Does it matter?” “Why does it matter?”

I say you can never go wrong with going au naturel. When you go out to purchase your jar of honey, make sure you get raw honey for your skin. Why?

Regular Honey (aka processed honey, fake honey) is the kind of honey we usually see in store shelves. Regular honey undergoes pasteurization before packing happens. This is to ensure that the honey is free from any harmful bacteria, as it is used on food. But it also gets rid of microorganisms in the honey but removes the good microorganisms as well.

What does this mean? This means that you can’t get the most out of the honey anymore due to the lost benefits from processing it.

Honey is only effective when it has all the necessary enzymes to work well. If you see “pasteurized” in the label, stop and look for another one.

Raw Honey (aka unprocessed honey) as the name suggests, is honey that comes straight from the beehive (no heating or processing involved.) This is one of those times when you’d say that “pure” is not always clean. What did I just say? You read it right. To spot raw honey, you will notice that raw honey is cloudier and has very fine crystal-like substances. It can even have bee wing fragments sometimes.

When you see this, then you’ll know that you’re choosing unfiltered, raw honey. Though some raw honey can be filtered to remove the particles for easy selling, it also helps to check the label to see if what you are buying is raw.    

How to know if Your Honey is Pure

Check out these three quick and easy tests you can do at home to test the purity of your honey:

1. Thumb Test

Place a small drop of honey on your thumb.

Wait and watch if the honey spills from your thumb.

You will know your honey is pure if it does not spill and stays in your thumb.

2. Water Test

Place one tablespoon of your honey in a glass of water.

Wait and watch if the honey will settle at the bottom of the glass or dissolve in the water.

You will know the honey is pure if it settles at the bottom of the glass.

3. Flame Test

Dip a matchstick in your honey. Try to light the match by striking it against the matchbox.

You will know your honey is pure if the matchstick lights up easily. Pure honey is flammable so this test will help you find out if you have pure honey.

Follow these steps with caution though as the matchstick may keep burning with pure honey on it.

Once you have found out the purity of your honey, you’re ready to make a DIY Honey Face Mask for your skin needs.

Though raw honey can be great by itself, much more benefits and better results can come out from mixing it with other natural soap making supplies as well.

Find the most suitable DIY Face Mask recipe for you below.  

 

Quick and Easy Homemade honey face mask Recipes

Try out these Quick and Easy Homemade honey face mask recipes for different types of skin and skin needs.

 

After knowing all about how magical (I hope I have convinced you) honey is, I’m sure you all want to know how you can start using it today for daily use or producing some to share to your friends and family.

I have compiled the easiest (ones with minimal soap making supplies) just for you. Happy mixing and pampering!

 

The PORE-fect DIY Face Mask for Acne-Prone Skin

Acne is a result of dirt buildup on your face. And what is the culprit for a dirty face? Clogged Pores! I’ve got just the PORE-fect solution for your problem. This homemade face mask recipe might just be your new best friend.

Mix 3 teaspoons of raw honey with ½ teaspoon of cinnamon. Massage mixture onto your face and leave the mask on for 10 – 30 minutes.

It is always best to do a patch test before applying to the face.

Cinnamon can be a bit harsh on the skin especially for those with sensitive skin.

Rinse gently or use a warm washcloth to wipe the mask off.

This mask can be used once a week to avoid any irritation. You may also use honey and lemon mask for acne-prone skin or make a honey soap with these natural soap recipes!

 

Smooth and sMILK-y Honey Face Mask for Dry skin

When the weather is cool, there are also a lot of cool things to do. Sweaters = cool, Boots = cool, Scarfs = cool, but Dry Skin = not cool. Never cool. Dry and flaky skin is a major uncool way of wearing your face.

So to get that smooth and sMILKy face you’ve always dreamed of, try this sMILKy face mask recipe.

Prepare 1 teaspoon of mashed avocado, 1 teaspoon of plain whole milk yogurt, and 1 teaspoon of raw honey.

Mix all of them together in a small bowl until it reaches a smooth consistency.

Massage the mixture onto your face and let it stay for 20 – 30 minutes.

Then rinse or use a warm washcloth to wipe off.

The moisturizing properties of these three soap making supplies will surely give your skin a smooth and sMILKy feel.

Use the mask as you see fit since the mixture is very gentle on the skin.

 

SpOILer Alert Homemade Face Mask for Oily Skin

You know what they say, “An apple a day, keeps the doctor away.” Nothing else can spOIL your day than oily skin getting in your way. Who would’ve thought apples can fix that for you. Get ready to show your freshest face forward.   

Blend apple slices and 3 tablespoons of honey in a blender.

Stir the mixture until smooth.

Apply the mixture onto your face and leave it for 10 minutes.

Rinse with warm water or use a warm washcloth to wipe off.

Add some rosebud herbs to your mixture to have better results. You can find rosebud herbs here.

Use it on your face as you see fit. It’s not a bad idea to stock up on apples and honey at home. (Apples dipped in honey can be a nice treat too.)

 

No Chemicals ALOE-d DIY Honey Face Mask for Sensitive skin

As you know, chemicals can harm your skin, especially those with sensitive skin. Who wants to make their skin conditions worse? Nobody here would want that for sure.

Here, I’d like you to know that artificial chemicals are not ALOE-d in any way as a fix for your skin issues. All you need are two things: honey and aloe vera.

Mix 2 teaspoons of honey and 1 teaspoon of aloe vera gel in a small bowl. Massage the mixture onto your face and leave for 10 – 20

minutes.

Use the mask as you see fit, and it is ALOE-d to be used every day if you like to be pampered that way.

 

Easy Peasy, Lemon Squeezy Skin Brightening Facial Mask

Brighten up your day first thing in the morning. Attract positive vibes by waking up on a positive note upon seeing your brightened up face. How do you this?

Simply use this honey and lemon mask recipe before you sleep, and you can surely wake up with positive vibes all over you.

Mix one tablespoon of honey with 2-3 drops of lemon essential oil. It will be best to add some lemon botanical herbs found here to add more relaxation and better benefits for the skin.

Massage the mixture onto your face and let it stay still for 15 – 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water or use a warm washcloth to wipe off.    

Remember that lemon is acidic, so be wary of direct sun exposure within 24 hours upon using the mask.

You can also use this mixture to get rid of scars and dark spots on your face.

 

Holy Oats Homemade Anti-Aging Face Mask

Yes, we’ve found the secret to eternal youth. I like to call it, “Holy Oats.” These small grains of oats can do wonders to your face. Aging skin will not be an issue anymore. It can easily be stopped by just following this recipe below.

Mix one tablespoon of honey and 2 tablespoons of cooked oatmeal (with milk or no milk) in a small bowl.

Apply the mixture onto your face and let it stay for 15 – 20 minutes.

Rinse with warm water or use a warm washcloth to wipe off.  

There you have it. You can adore the Holy Oats as often as you like.

Wake up to a new and refreshed you each morning that you rise.

 

From My Head Tomatoes Facial Mask for Blackheads

It is not enough to only look good from afar or under heavy makeup. On days when you go makeup free, it is always impressive to look good even up-close.

Blackheads are the enemies when it comes to dealing with up-close encounters. Those tiny black dots have no place in my skin “from my head tomatoes” which is why I’m sharing this wonderful recipe to get rid of yours too.

Just take a cup of oats, 1 tablespoon of honey, and 3 tomatoes.

Extract the juice from the tomatoes and add it to the oats and honey mixture.

Let it stay on your face for 10 minutes.

Rinse with warm water or warm washcloth to wipe off.  

Use the mask often until you reach your desired result. Goodbye, blackheads!

 

Voila, A Healthy Glow!

There you have it! Have fun with your super smooth, healthy and glowing skin.

Always remember that SELF-CARE is one of the best favors you can do for your body and your loved ones. Don’t feel guilty and learn about pampering yourself here! Maintain that radiant young-looking skin and indulging in long luxurious baths with fragrance oils, scented candles and soothing music on the side.  

 

The recipes above are all super easy and affordable. You can do them for your own consumption or as a new business venture. You can find strategies to start your face mask business here.  

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Follow These Easy Steps to Make Adorable Unicorn Horn Salt Bar

Since we starting sharing Unicorn bath bomb recipes,  we have also been receiving the requests on how to make unicorn salt bar!  Thanks to Loving Soap who shared the article and video tutorial, now we can start making cute Unicorn Horn Salt Bar.

 

What is a salt bar?

A salt bar is usually a soap made with 50-100% of oil weight in salt. For instance, if your salt bar dish consists of 32 oz. of coconut oil as well as 8 oz. of castor oil, after that you would certainly utilize 20– 40 oz. of sea salt.

If you are brand-new to soap making, do make sure to find out the essentials prior to trying this fun tutorial. Take a look at our blog articles for your soap making or bath bomb making. To be safe, always use gloves and protective glasses.

 

Why in the world would we want to make a salt bar?

Uh.. Because I am tired of paying over $15 for one salt bar at LUSH when I can make a batch for under $15…

Sea salt is cleansing, attracting and also works as an astringent.
Salt bars last PERMANENTLY in the shower. In my experience, they last much longer than routine bar soap. (This is a wonderful marketing factor.).
Salt bars are tough! Salt soap remedies out incredibly difficult. Salt bars are fantastic for private tooth cavity mold and mildews that you can not normally make use of with your routine dish. The soap obtains hard rapid and also will certainly stand out right out.
They are low-cost to make. Salt bars consist of primarily coconut oil (a less costly oil than claim … olive oil or shea butter) as well as sea salt, hence producing a quite cost-effective bar of soap.

They are conveniently marketed as health club kind or face bars of soap.  These days, we all prefer to pay more and get the benefits out of the sea salt, especially for these unique set of bars of soaps! If you are running a soap business or thinking to start a soap business, do scroll down to get more tips and inspirations to 10X your soap business. 

 

What do you need

Coconut Oil– 405 grams (90%).
Shea Butter– 45 grams (10%).
Salt Hydroxide– 63 grams (20% superfat).
Water– 126 grams.
Penalty Sea Salt– 225 grams.
Lavender Important Oil– 10 grams.
Lemongrass Crucial Oil– 10 grams.
Queens Purple Mica– 1/2 tsp.
Multi Color Mica– 1/2 tsp. Read more about how you can use MICA here.
Caribbean Blue Mica– 1/2 tsp.

Have a look at the video clip posted by lovingsoap below to see just how to make it!

 

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The Secrets to Making the Best Essential Oil Blends for Soap

Ever since I’ve tried out essential oils, I’ve been wanting to try to make some for myself.

So one Saturday morning, I dashed to my local apothecary to buy some soap making supplies. Once I got my soap making kits, I tried making fragrance oils, and I can say I have no regrets at all!

I think it is definitely worth my time and effort especially after creating something that’s enjoyable and beneficial for my handmade soap. How to make soap without essential oils? That’s preposterous! It does not only benefit my soap business but my temporal well-being.

With this, I can say that the increasing popularity of essential oils will be here to stay for a long time. Essential oils are really essential in every sense of that word.

What makes it essential?

The essential oil is directly extracted from different parts of a plant or a tree. The oil from a plant or tree is concentrated, transferring all the healing compounds of the plant into a bottle of oil.

Did you know that one will need 65 pounds of rose petals just to fill a 15ml bottle of rose essential oil? Amazing, isn’t it? Now, that’s powerful! Nature has given us this gift, so why not use it?

Essential oils have been used in ancient times and has been found to be helpful in many ways up to this day. If you are not aware yet, essential oils are used for medicine, food, cosmetics, and perfume. Add aromatherapy and of course, soap.

After you learn how to make soap, it will always be a great idea to add fragrance oil or essential oil for soap to complete your soap making routine. 

Find out how to make soap here with avocado here. 

Once you’ve tried adding essential oil for soap, you will never want to run out of this as one of your homemade soap making supplies in your soap making kits. Knowing more about using essential oil for soap will surely add spice to your soap making hobby or business.

Using essential oil for soap will add fragrance to your finished product and bring a ton of health benefits as well.

Are you ready for the best part? Let me share to you the secrets to making the best essential oil blends for soap that you can start making now.

Find the Best Essential Oil For Soap

There are lots of variety of essential oils you can choose from, but remember that essential oil for soap may be different from essential oil for medicine or food.

Here, let me tell you some kinds of essential oil for soap that you can choose from. I like to call this the essential oil blending starter pack.

 

 

Lavender Essential Oil

This essential oil and fragrance oil in one is one for your soap making kits. The best one to use is lavender 40/42, also known as Lavandin. True lavender may be too strong as an essential oil for soap. (See more about fragrance oil here.)

Lavender is ideal to use for those who want to mass produce handmade soap because the aroma always remains the same or standardized.

Flower petals like lavender petals, rose petals, and the like are also great additions when using lavender as an essential oil for soap.

Complete your soap making kits by adding lavender, rose petals, etc. to your homemade soap making supplies.

Rosemary Essential Oil

Just like the lavender fragrance oil, you also need to choose the right kind of Rosemary as your essential oil for soap. The usual fragrance oil of choice would be the Spanish Rosemary and the Moroccan Rosemary. You may also choose your own fragrance oil depending on your type.

To get best results, it is always great to have actual flower bits like flower buds and rose petals available into your soap making kits.

If you haven’t got into soap making yet, then this is your chance. Click this link to learn how to make soap.

Lemon Essential Oil

Doesn’t the smell of the actual lemon fruit already refresh you? Just imagine using it as an essential oil for soap.

If you already knolw how to make soap, you will also know that you want to use ingredients for their lasting effect on the skin. Folded lemon essential oil for soap can do just that.

Your soap making kits will not be complete if you don’t add this fragrance oil as one of your homemade soap making supplies must-haves.

Want to add more flare into your soap making business? Try making it more fun by adding color to your soap product. You can find some homemade soap making supplies here.

Cedarwood Essential Oil

Unlike the first two fragrance oils mentioned above, if you want to use Cedarwood as an essential oil for soap, you can get to choose the variant that you want. That’s because all varieties are good to use for soap making.

The woodsy aroma of this fragrance oil can be a good match to lavender or rose petals as well.

What can rose petals possibly add to the value of your soap? Find out more about it by clicking this link.

Patchouli Essential Oil

The combination of aromas found in Patchouli makes it a unique fragrance oil to add as an essential oil for soap making. Feel free to choose the variant that suits your type or your client’s type. You can choose between the dark and light variants of Patchouli.

If you are looking for a fragrance oil that will guarantee long-lasting aroma, then consider this your go-to fragrance oil to add in your soap making kits. Never run out of choices in your homemade soap making supplies again with this unique fragrance oil.

Clary Sage Essential Oil

Here is another unique fragrance oil for those who do not want to smell like a hundred more people. The fragrance oil may not be on the popular side, but it surely is a way on how to make soap making a notch higher.

To make your soap product more interesting, why don’t you add some color and dried buds and petals to it. You can find lavender, rose petals, etc. by clicking this link.

Orange Essential Oil

The fresh smell of oranges is always a relaxing and refreshing scent to smell. Just like the Patchouli essential oil, this fragrance oil also has long-lasting aroma when mixed with soap. Who doesn’t want to smell fresh all day, right?

Having said this, I think having orange essential oil is an essential item for your soap making kits.

Another good thing about this essential oil for soap is that it is easy to blend with other homemade soap making supplies you have available.

Peppermint Essential Oil

COOL! Just hearing the word peppermint already sends coolness all over my body. This essential oil for soap makes a good addition to your collection of homemade soap making supplies.

Though it can be tricky to use and blend (especially for beginners,) everything will be cool once you master the craft of blending peppermint.

If you are new to the business of soap making, you can find tips that can help you to start how to make soap and how to set prices in this blog post.

Bergamot Essential Oil

Want to add a little spice to your soap? I might just found the right fragrance oil for you. Bergamot essential oil for soap will give your soap a combination of citrus and a kind of spicy floral aroma

It may not be easily available in all homemade soap making supplies store, but once you found one, don’t let go. Why? That’s because this is a gem in a way that it can easily be blended with other fragrance oils you have in your soap making kits.

Why not make your soap more attractive by adding flower petals to it such as lavender petals,, lily petals, rose petals, and the like? You will be amazed by what you can do with your homemade soap making supplies.

Tea Tree Essential Oil

Is there anyone here who doesn’t love tea tree oil? It may not always be the first choice when it comes to choosing a fragrance oil, but when it comes to choosing the essential oil for soap (especially facial soap) this one is a keeper.

If you know how to make soap, try adding tea tree oil to your usual soap making recipe and you’ll be amazed with the results.

Your soap making kits will gain a superstar in skin care in the form of tea tree oil.

 

The Pros and Cons

To help you decide which kind of essential oil to use, refer to the chart below to give you an idea about the price, availability, and popularity of each essential oil mentioned above.

Essential Oil Estimated Cost (per pound) Is it readily available in most stores? Is it popular among soapmakers?
Lavender $40 to $100 Yes Yes
Rosemary $35 to $60 Yes Moderately
Lemon $25 to $100 Yes Yes
Cedarwood $15 to $40 Yes Moderately
Patchouli $45 to $100 Moderately Moderately
Clary Sage $100 to $200 No No
Orange $10 to $25 Yes Yes
Peppermint $35 to $60 Yes Yes
Bergamot $70 to $120 No No
Tea Tree $30 to $50 Yes Moderately

Now, remember that these are just estimates and prices may vary from store to store or season. Don’t get discouraged by the low popularity of your chosen essential oil. At the end of the day, it will all depend on your type.

Explore The Essential Oil Blend That Will Suit Your Need

Do you feel tired? Too sleepy? Are you an insomniac? Is your body sickly?

There’s a lot of questions to consider when blending essential oil for soap. You can be overwhelmed with the many good things that blending essential oil for soap can bring to your life. Yes, your life!

If you will ask me, essential oil blend is the answer to almost everything that you need on a daily basis from cleaning to health needs. It has it all. Now, before you start taking out all your homemade soap making supplies, soap making kits, and fragrance oils take note of what I am about to say.

In blending essential oil for soap, it is essential that you find out first what you need. Are you blending for therapeutic or aromatic purposes?

Therapeutic Blends are those that help ease emotional or physical conditions. Though the aroma is still important, these blends are more leaning on the therapeutic effect rather than the aromatic effect.

Aromatic Blends are of course, ones that satisfy not only your sense of smell, but spread to all of your senses. Did you know that research has shown that smell can have an effect on almost everything, from your emotions, stress levels, to concentration and sleep? Different fragrance oils can have different effects on our bodies.

Have Homemade Soap Supplies and Fragrance Oils Ready

Now that you know about the essential oil for soap that you want, it’s blending time!

What you need:

  • choice of fragrance oils and essential oils (Remember to have the good quality ones for best results.)
  • Testing strips (to check the right aroma)
  • Tiny glass bottles
  • Glass bottles with dropper
  • Handy dandy notebook

Know The Category Of Your Essential Oil

Just like when you first learned how to make soap, there are things to consider before you start blending or mixing all your ingredients up.

With essential oil for soap, you can’t just blend anything you want. There is an art to it, and it starts with categorizing them first.

Here is a list of the categories of the essential oil for soap we listed above. You’re welcome!

Citrus – Lemon, Orange, Bergamot

Earthy – Patchouli

Floral – Lavender

Herby – Rosemary, Clary Sage

Medicinal – Rosemary, Tea Tree

Minty – Peppermint

Woodsy – Cedarwood

There you go! You’re one step closer to creating your very own blends!

Which fragrance oils can you blend together?

The fun part of blending essential oil for soap is that you can mix and match according to your liking. Combine, combine, combine. That’s all you actually have to do. As simple as it may sound, you might also want to take some tips (especially those who just started to learn how to make soap and how to blend essential oil for soap.)

Tip #1: You will never go wrong with combining oils from the same category.

Tip #2: Opposites attract. Combining oil from complementary categories make a good match.

Tip #3: Try these possible combinations:

  • Floral goes well with woodsy and citrus.
  • Woodsy is good with any of the categories.
  • Earthy and Herby smell great with woodsy and minty.
  • Minty goes well with woodsy, earthy, herby, and citrus.
  • Medicinal can be combined with woodsy.
  • Citrus will smell great with floral, woodsy, and minty.

Let me tell you this. Blending essential oil for soap is not a walk in the park. It can get tedious, and patience can come in handy. Once you get the hang of it, you can possibly make more of your own combinations soon.

Now, you’re ready to blend fragrance oils with colorants and dried flowers! Read here to find out more.

Dance to the Music of Essential Oil Notes  

In blending fragrance oil and essential oil for soap, maintaining a balance between your combinations is the golden rule.

Just like dancing, dance steps need to be aligned with the music’s rhythm and beat. Otherwise, the dance routine will look scattered and unfinished. That’s how it is with blending fragrance oil as well. We need to find the right blend to ensure the best quality through the essential oil notes.

The notes tell you how quickly the essential oil aroma will fade. For all you know, your blend smells good and easily fades away within the day. We don’t like that. I am a sucker for quality, so I won’t let you be in that situation.

What are the essential oil notes?

  1. Top Notes – They are the first scent that you smell, but they also evaporate quickly. They are mostly from flowers, leaves, and flowering herbs.
  2. Base Notes – They often have earthy scent. The deep aroma lasts the longest. They are mostly from trees, roots, and barks.
  3. Middle Notes – They are like the “neutralizer” of top and base notes. They are often from whole herbs and spices.

When making your own blends, it is good to start with three different fragrance oils first. So, you can have one top, base, and middle note.

It can take a bit of practice before being a master at this, but you will not regret putting in your time and effort at this. Being a “maestro” of essential oil notes can get you to greater heights with your soap making business!

Put Just The Right Amount of Oil Into Each Blend

When you first learned how to make soap, you got yourself used to ratios. I hope you did because you will find it useful when you make your own essential oil for soap.

Though you are free to make your own ratios, here are two of the common ratios that you can use (so you will not waste any of your homemade soap making supplies or drain the items in your soap making kits.)

Just remember these three magic numbers: 20-30-50! What does that mean? Just use 20% base note, 30% top note, and 50% middle note. That is 2 drops of your base note, 3 drops of your top note, and 5 drops of your middle note, for a total of 10 drops in all. Keep this in mind and you’re good to go.

I am all about simplicity, so if you are like me, you will love this blending ratio. You can actually choose to drop equal amounts of oil especially if you want to blend oils from the same category. It’s that easy!

Now, we’re ready to blend!

If you haven’t collected enough confidence to make your own unique blends yet, don’t you worry because I have collated some quick and easy essential oil for soap blends for you.

Choose Quick and Easy Essential Oil Blend Recipes

Get your homemade soap making supplies, soap making kits, and fragrance oils ready because you are about to start your essential oil for soap journey right now.

LAV Your Self

After a hard day’s work, it is always good to reward yourself with a long warm bath.

Mix 1 part lavender fragrance oil with 1 part peppermint essential oil.

Mix the blend with your favorite homemade soap making supplies.

Scatter rose petals in your tub and bathe yourself with the LAV Your Self soap to help you calm down with the lavender and feel invigorated at the same time with the peppermint.

Relaxation at its finest!

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ORANGE You Pretty

Aren’t you feeling pretty everytime you go out of the shower fresh and smelling so good? Try this and you will want to hit the shower more often.

Mix 2 parts orange essential oil with 1 part vanilla fragrance oil.

Have this ready in your soap making kits, so you will never run out of this heaven sent blend ever again.

Learn about how to make soap here.

You’re The Man!

Do you think only ladies get luxurious baths? Men do too! Here’s something for the men of the house.

Mix 1 part of patchouli essential oil and 1 part of cedarwood essential oil with 2 parts of bergamot fragrance oil.

Tie this up with homemade soap making supplies, and your man will adore you.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab those soap making kits now and make your man fall in love with you all over again

Charge Me Up

Start your day with a fully-charged you with this energizing essential oil for soap.

Mix 3 drops of peppermint essential oil, 3 drops of lemon fragrance oil, and 2 drops of rosemary essential oil.

If you want to know how to make soap making more exciting, making this blend for your clients can charge them up with ordering more from you.

Grab homemade soap making supplies and flower petals such as lavender and rose petals here for your soap making kits.

Lemony Softy

If you’re one of those who just want a subtle but lasting impression, then this may be the scent for you.

Mix 3 drops of clary sage essential oil and 3 drops of lemon essential oil with 2 drops of lavender fragrance oil.

The soft scent of this blend will surely make you a head-turner as you leave that soft, lasting scent every step of the way. It will also be nice to incorporate some actual petals like lavender petals and rose petals in your soap.

Feel Better

Wash away those sniffles away with the Feel Better soap. Don’t you hate those sniffles? Don’t you want to get rid of them quickly?

This might just help you with that. The aroma from this essential oil blend will help you feel relieved.

Mix 4 drops of orange essential oil, 4 drops of tea tree essential oil with 2 drops of lemon fragrance oil.

Just imagining the aroma already makes me feel relieved. Now, this is how to make soap not only a cleaning agent but also a healing agent.

Those are just some of the blends you can do with essential oil for soap. There are countless more blends you can try and create. To try fragrance oils in soap recipes, click here!  Adding fragrance oil to your soap making kits and homemade soap making supplies wouldn’t hurt. It can actually give more value to your products.

That’s about it, ladies! I know you’ve got plenty more blends you want to try. Feel free to comment down below and share to us what you have discovered.

If you find this helpful, go on and share this article and this site with your family and friends!

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How to Make Butter Slime and Other Slime-Related Stuff Kids Will Love

How Slimes Can Help You Survive a Filibuster

Last week I was at the craft shop to buy the kids Elmer’s glue for a papier-mache project. But to my surprise, it was all gone! I wish my handmade soap sells as easily as this. It’s like an Agatha Christie mystery that is waiting to be uncovered.

Who bought them? And the most important question of all – why? What will they do over those bazillion bottles and gallons of glue at school anyway? Do they make as many mistakes on crafting like I do with my soap making supplies?

People are just crazy about slime these days. It’s gooey, yucky, color-filled, and liquid… just the way the youngsters want it. It’s time to turn a soap making kit into something crazier that would 10/10 create an absolute mess in your kitchen (but is safer than candle making and your candle making supplies). Let’s get slime-ing!

 

The Science behind slime: What is it made of and why is it addicting?

A DIY Fluffy Slime is tacky and doughy. It’s likely not going to be made from leftover soap making kits.  The magic of slime begins when you mix sodium borate with water. (Okay, that’s a new addition to the soap making supplies shelf). It then makes an anion that is the negatively charged compound, which creates a magical shape. Wow! This reminds me of my Chemistry class back in high school.

The glue comes in next.  This white liquid substance is made of polymers. Borax is then added which gives the glue a thick and less runny texture. That’s exactly how slime comes to life.

Another scientific fact: slime is a non-Newtonian fluid like swamp and ketchup.  Non-Newtonian are fluids that act like solids and sometimes move like liquids, depending on the force applied to them. Try slamming the slime onto the wall, and it would clout like a solid. However, pour slime on a bowl, it will flow like a liquid.

Slime is an amazing experiment. Maybe that is the reason why slime is so fun to play with! It’s magical compared to other liquids.

Creative and Hands-on Play with Slime

Slime can be played with other toys that will definitely encourage creativity and fun interactive learning. Here are some of the games we tried with my kids using our DIY fluffy slime:

  • Magnetic letters to make imprints over slime. You can have your child spell their names or some sight words. Instant spelling activity right?
  • Practice drawing shapes and pre-writing skills. You can use the slime to draw lines, shapes and more. As you know all these are a prerequisite for handwriting skills.
  • Find hidden objects inside the slime. We used all natural dried flowers for soap making kit confetti for this. First, we counted how many were hidden inside as my child pulls them out of the slime. Next, we sorted the flower confetti by colors. See? You can do a lot out of this.
  • Fun slime discovery bag. Since my toddler can’t really play with slime yet (since it’s not edible and should not be played with kids who are still putting objects in their mouths), I placed the slime inside a zip-lock plastic bag for him to play with.
  • Oh, and for more colors and texture, you can also include pretty much the same add-on materials we used from the handmade soap.

Slime-play on a Holiday!

Just for safety (Yes! I am a safety freak like that), I used two zip lock bag, one inside of the other. Put on some tape around the edges to ensure no part is torn. This toy was a winner for me! Especially during road trips and long-hour flights, it kept my boy busy for a good hour or two.

  • Scented Slime for an additional sensory experience. If you have fragrance oil, you may consider adding a drop or two while making the slime for an added sensory input. Fragrance oil is amazing for kids too!
  • Bubble blowing with Slime. This is overly cool! Plus it puts a refreshing spin on an old favorite playtime habit. You can blow big bubbles way bigger than those ones you blow from a bottle. Don’t worry, the kids cannot suck the slime up through the straw and get poisoned because the goo is too thick. It’s one safe and fun activity to spend your afternoon with.

These are clever ideas, right? It makes me wonder what other cool activities can be done with slime. It’ll really keep the kids entertained for a long time.

The Slime and Messy Play: What kids get out of DIY Fluffy Slime?

Notice how the youngsters sometimes go crazy, jumping into muddy puddles like cute little piggies? Children find joy in getting messy, that’s a fact.  Messy play is vital in every child’s development, pretty much the same with learning their letters and numbers. When we let them play with raw messy objects in an unrestricted manner, we encourage them to discover and explore the world around them.

Come to think of it, it also gives us the much needed “me time” isn’t it? It stalls the kids for a bit and lets us to do chores on the side, prep meals, and the grocery shopping list among others… Hopefully long enough to finish something… nope. Nevermind.

DIY fluffy slime is an ultimate messy play activity designed for those little hands. It’s simple to prepare with common soap making supplies that are readily available at home. I understand how difficult it can be to do damage control with our kids. “Please don’t put it inside your mouth”, “don’t drop on the floor”, “don’t stain your clothes” and so on.

However, to get the most out of messy play, kids must be engaged with the object without being distracted by the adults’ way of handling things. We must leave them alone, and let them be. We can support them by providing a washable surface and floor (not the carpet for the love of all stains); you can let your child wear an apron or maybe an old shirt.

Playing with slime is also another helpful activity for sensory play. Sensory play lets the children use and understand all five senses.  When these senses are stimulated all at once, children get to practice creativity and learn through meaningful exploration. It further encourages the fine motor skills development and coordination.

Come to think of it, it also gives us the much needed “me time” isn’t it? It stalls the kids for a bit and lets us to do chores on the side, prep meals, and the grocery shopping list among others. Hopefully long enough to finish something… nope. Nevermind.

Three Things We Love about Slime

Here are my thoughts and reflections on my experience with DIY fluffy slime:

  • The scent is just right. Ideal for kids and moms who are sensitive to different smells. Admit it or not, the smell is minimal and not as strong as Play-doh. Oh, and by the way, it’s a lot easier to clean too.
  • It’s very easy to make. I can prepare slime with my two eyes closed! Just kidding, okay with my two eyes half open. The materials are all child-friendly and nothing toxic. Well just make sure not to use Borax.
  • It’s highly motivating! Even better than using gadgets, only in my experience.

I hope you have the same sentiments as mine. Do you know what else you’d love? Giveaways. Click here to find out how to claim it!

Slime Recipes Kids Will Surely Love

This time, we will be sharing with you a handful of easy DIY Fluffy Slime recipes the kids will surely go crazy for. All these slime concoctions are guaranteed fun to whip with the kids. Master the art of slime-making by using soap making supplies that are easy to find and use, like with the handmade soap we’ve been making.

Make sure to do it with your kids to double the fun and excitement. Try out all these fun and crazy combinations we have prepared and collated for you.

Fluffy Unicorn Rainbow Slime

Who doesn’t love unicorns? They are colorful, fun and sparkly, which reminds us of this awesome DIY Fluffy Unicorn Rainbow Slime. Just like a DIY bath bomb, these fun slimes are made with all the colors the kids will love. So try this easy recipe and start squishing!

What you will need:

  • 4 drops of liquid dye for every color you will use (get them here)
  • 1 ½ cup of clear glue
  • 2 cups of starch
  • ¼ cup of glitter
  • 1 ½ cup shaving cream

Procedure:

  1. Prepare 6 bowls that will hold the different rainbow colors.
  2. For each bowl, put in drops of each color- red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple.
  3. Then, put in the ¼ cup of glue and ¼ cup of shaving cream into each bowl.
  4. Mix each bowl well until the colors have blended evenly.
  5. Sprinkle some glitter and spread in each bowl. Stir well.
  6. Add the starch slowly per bowl. Make sure to gradually add the starch in small amounts in order to control the texture. Once the slime is not as sticky, this is good to go.
  7. Here comes the fun part, once all individual colored slimes are done, combine them up to form one big sparkly rainbow slime.

Winnie-the-Pooh’s Honey gold Slime

Let’s go a little magical and try this super DIY fluffy slime inspired by Winnie-the-Pooh’s honey-gold pot. Get a touch of gold in all its shiny and sparkling glory. The best part is, it doesn’t cost like one. You’ll just need four easy-to-find soap making supplies for this DIY recipe. Here’ how.

What you will need:

Procedure:

  1. Pour the liquid starch into the bowl, and then add the gold mica powder and gold glitter. Stir well until mixture is evenly distributed. (Word of caution: make sure no glitter and mica powder gets in your eyes)
  2. Add ½ cup of clear glue and make sure to stir well since the consistency may become a little lumpy.
  3. Start squishing and mixing it using your hands to form one ball of golden slime.

Purple Puff Slime

Who says therapeutic properties can only be found in cosmetic products like soap or DIY bath bomb? Make slime time soothing and calming by adding an essential oil everybody loves – lavender! Known for its calming benefits, we are turning this purple favorite into a fluffy slime, the kids surely won’t get enough of.

What you will need:

¼ cup water

2 drops of lavender essential oil

¼ cup liquid starch

5 drops of lavender purple liquid dye

½ cup Elmer’s white glue

¼ cup dried lavender flowers

Procedure:

  1. Mix the white glue and water in a mixing bowl.
  2. Put in the purple liquid dye for color, the essential oil for added scent and the dried lavender flowers for texture. Mix until everything is evenly distributed.
  3. Now, pour the liquid starch into the bowl. Stir well.
  4. Once formed, take it out from the bowl and start kneading by hands.

Slime me up, Buttercup

Here’s an easy recipe on how to make butter slime. Don’t be fooled Mommas, because we won’t be using butter bar here! Now, why did we even call this butter slime if butter is not even included in the recipe? I don’t know either. My guess: this slime is going to be silky smooth and scented plus, its soft like butter.

What you will need:

Procedure:

  1. Mix the cornstarch and shampoo in a bowl.
  2. Add drops of Citron Yellow Skin Safe Colorant. Stir.
  3. Add the vegetable oil and mix well.
  4. Pour some more cornstarch as necessary.

Crystal Clear Slime

Google has been searched far and wide for “how to make clear slime” recipe. Look no further, it have the secret with me. It’s super easy and really quick to prepare.

This is the ideal recipe to use if you’d like to put emphasis on the elements that you want to put in the lime mixture. There’s a lot of variation to try out with, from large glitter mica powder, all natural dried flower from our candle making supplies ( how about some rose petals perhaps?) and mini treasures from your child’s little toys.

For this recipe, we will be using borax powder because it will make the slime to look like liquid glass.

What you will need:

Procedure:

  1. Pour 1 cup of clear glue into a bowl.
  2. Mix 1 cup of water to the glue. Stir well to combine. Set aside.
  3. Combine ½ teaspoon of borax powder with 1 cup of warm water.
  4. Add the borax slime solution to the bowl of glue mixture and stir.
  5. Continue stirring until the slime has formed and immediately transfer to a dry bowl.
  6. Knead with your hands for few more minutes to improve the desired consistency of the slime.

Shampoo with a Chance of Slime

Aside from using fragrance oil as the scent for your homemade slime, another variation that you can explore is by using it as shampoo. It’s equally fragrant and works well with hair. Kids will love playing it with its lovely smell too. Before you know it, you’ll be buying more and more bottles of shampoo from the groceries. You may need some leftover ingredients from last week’s soap making kit… 

What you will need:

  • ½ cup of any shampoo (but for this one, we used baby shampoo)
  • ¼ cup of cornstarch
  • 3 drops of your desired skin safe colorant
  • 6 tablespoon of water
  • Fragrance oil of choice (optional)

Procedure:

  1. Pour ½ cup of shampoo with ¼ cup of cornstarch in a bowl. Mix well.
  2. Add 3 drops of your desired color from the skin safe colorant.
  3. Mix 1 tablespoon of water and stir. Then little by little, add 5 tablespoon of water. Stir well after the other.
  4. Knead the slime for a good 5 minutes and you are good to go.

Want to explore more kids friendly activity?  Check out these Unicorn Salt Bar Recipe

Sparkly Blue DIY Fluffy Slime (A Borax Free Slime Recipe)

Just because you cannot have enough of slime recipes, we are sharing another DIY fluffy slime concoction.

What you will need:

Procedure:

  1. Prepare 1 cup of white glue and 1 cup of shaving cream.
  2. Measure 1 teaspoon of baking soda, blueberry skin safe colorant, fragrance oil, and 2 teaspoons of saline solution in separate bowls. Set aside after.
  3. Pour the glue in the mixing bowl and add the baking soda powder. Mix properly.
  4. Mix the shaving cream and stir until the desired consistency. It should be thick and fluffy.
  5. Put drops of blueberry skin safe colorant and stir to blend until you achieve your desired color.
  6. You may also add some blue large glitter mica powder for some blue sparkly effect.
  7. Mix the saline solution. (this is helpful to remove the stickiness of the slime)
  8. Knead with your hands until it is formed and dense. You can add a little more saline solution as necessary.

Quick Fix and Tips on How to make Slime Less Sticky

Since we are already armed with lots of fun and crazy recipes for these DIY fluffy slime, it’s time for me to share with you some quick fix and tips on how to make the slime less sticky.

Our main goal is to make this goo fluid and played by children with ease and just the right amount of slushiness.

Here’s a list of things that I have gathered from slime experts (who have tried and have vouched for these as they claim to be):

  • Knead, knead and knead. The slime is sticky at the beginning; it is a must to keep kneading. Observe that the slime starts to attach to it and not on your fingers.
  • Mix a little more contact solution as necessary. (Only applicable if you are working on a slime recipe that requires the use of contact solution, if not don’t bother!)
  • You can also add a teaspoon or more of baby oil.
  • Let the slime breathe! (Yes, it has its own life, my dear!!!! It needs air too.) We have discovered how little air exposure is good to lessen the stickiness. This trick works best for crystal clear slime recipes. We leave the slime alone for an hour or two and when we went back to check and knead, the stickiness is gone.

Make Money Out of Slime

Did you know that you and your kids can make a business out of this slime-making craze? It’s never too early to ignite your child’s entrepreneurial skills. Cliché as it may sound, “starting them young” is the best way to go. Let them learn how to earn their keep as early as now. They’ll appreciate the value of work and value for money early on.

My middle-school-aged niece earns dollars from selling slime. She was inspired by this girl she saw on Instagram. On weekends, she makes her slimes. She then keeps them in small containers and sells them at school on the weekdays.

Alternatively, you can also start with a small business by creating slime that you can sell online for children’s party giveaways.

Take advantage of the very low-cost capital that you need including the materials and candle making supplies that you can conveniently access here.

So, Who’s up for Clean-up?

So there you have it loves! Aside from the traditional handmade soap that you have been doing for quite some time, these DIY fluffy slime is something that you can add on to the list of your favorite DIY crafts.  

You’ll definitely get the hang of the basic slime-making process and the intricacies of improving the mixture by adding color, scents, and other available touches. For more DIY kids ideas using our colorant, head to our resource page here.

So, just like the handmade soap and bath bomb recipes, try to experiment on what you have at home and surprise yourself with the combinations that you can possibly make from your candle making supplies. Share and comment down your creative work

 

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7 Rose Petals Bath Bomb Recipes That’ll Renew and Rejuvenate

That 80s Referenced Bath Bomb Recipe

Confession time! Every time I hear Jon Bon Jovi declare his yearning to “lay you down on a bed of roses,” I start imagining myself in that scenario.  I’m talking a la Mena Suvari lying naked in a pool of rose petals from that iconic scene in American Beauty… only with one of my kids yelling “Mommy!” in the background. But what does this have to do with how to make bath bombs? Does it even have anything to do with a bath bomb recipe?

Well, only the Kardashians can pull the rose petal stunt because buying the roses solely for this purpose would cost an arm and a leg.

So here’s a cheaper alternative… Rose Bath Bombs!  DIY bath bomb recipes are natural with lush aromatics from your favorite fragrance oil. Not to mention without the expense of tub discoloration in the process. This is a step by step on how to make bath bombs that will make every woman feel like a million bucks.

WHY ROSES?

Why not roses?   Roses are the universal symbol of love when it comes to flowers.  It conveys beauty, passion and romance.  But other than its cheesy symbolism, roses have been used for centuries for its therapeutic benefits especially when it comes to skin care. 

Rose oils have been known to help with depression and decrease anxiety.  Even if you just fill a tub with water and sprinkle rose petals in it, you’d already feel your spirits being lifted up high to the Almighty.  I know it’s not going to fix depression but we can all agree that bathing in a tub filled with rose petals makes us feel like goddesses.  (Click the link for dried flowers à https://amzn.to/2E5v4Ig )

And since this article will have a bath bomb recipe for you to use, I’ll tell you the many things roses can do for your skin.  It evens out your skin tone, moisturizes it, brightens, firms, you name it!  Some even say it could be the secret to anti-aging.  The coveted “fountain of youth”.

ROSE OIL VS ROSEHIP OIL

It is quite a favorite to use rose oils and rosehip oils for a DIY bath bomb or handmade soap recipe.  Even though they come from the same rose family and both have anti-aging benefits for the skin, there are actually a lot of differences between the two.

Rose oil is extracted from the petals of the famous rose while rosehip oil is from the seeds of a wild rose bush mostly found in Chile.  They also differ in color, the rose oil has a light yellow or greenish hue while the rosehip oil has an orangey shade. 

Rose oil smells like fresh roses which I absolutely love.  I think it has to be one of the best scents in the world, the kind that really makes you take a deep breath where you can almost picture the fumes entering your nose and filling up the rest of your body with such sweet goodness!  Oh yea and the rosehip oil smells like earth.  Herbaceous and earthy.  Still good though.

While rose oils have a shelf life of 4-6 years, the rosehip oil only has 6 months.  Store it in the refrigerator to prolong its life expectancy.

I Wish I Read This Before Making Bath Bombs

 

EASY WAYS TO MAKE BATH BOMBS USING ROSES

And now the moment you’ve been waiting for… the part where I tell you how to make bath bombs.  We’ll start off with a simple rose bath bomb recipe decorated with dried rose buds.  

You’re probably thinking, “Do I really have to add rose buds?”  I’m sure you could make a perfectly fine rose bath bomb without the rose buds but adding them really helps especially if you plan on giving them as a gift. 

Even a tiny little rose bud goes a long way, turning a plain looking bath bomb to something artsy.  Roses just have that magical ability to make anything look elegant.

 

ROSE BUDS BATH BOMB RECIPE

PROCEDURE

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine baking soda and Love in the Afternoon Mica. Mix well using a whisk or your hands (wear gloves).  Make sure they’re blended well until you can see the pink color distributed evenly.
  2. Add the Rose fragrance oil and stir until it’s fully incorporated into the mixture. Watch out for those clumps, use your whisk to get rid of them or your hands (gloved) if you prefer.
  • Rose Otto Oil can actually be pricey and since we made an agreement earlier that don’t want to lose any limbs to make this bath bomb recipe, you can use Rose Absolute Oil. It is a cheaper alternative and its fragrance is said to be much closer to the rose compared to the Rose Otto.
  1. Next, whisk in the citric acid.  Again make sure that it is blended in properly into our mixture. 
  2. For the next step, we’ll be adding the isopropyl alcohol so you should be working in a well ventilated space.  You don’t want to inhale too much of those fumes, never get high on your own supply!  Open a window if you must. 

Stir constantly while spritzing your mixture with the isopropyl alcohol, this is to prevent a fizzing reaction from occurring.  You want to add just enough wherein the mixture clumps together when you squeeze it in your hand.  Try a few spritzes first and then check its texture.  If it’s still not holding together, you may add more alcohol.

  • Some people use water or witch hazel as the liquid but this is only advisable if you live in a desert climate. Doing this in a high humidity location can cause premature fizzing and we don’t want that.
  1. Don’t worry, I have not forgotten about the dried rose buds. Now this is where you can play around with your creativity.  Where do you want your dried rose buds? 

You can either place them on the bottom of one side of your mold so they come out as a fancy decoration for your DIY bath bomb.  Or you can even mix them all into your mixture so no one can doubt that you really made rose bud bath bombs.  Another fun way and my personal favorite, would be placing the dried rose buds in the middle of your bath bomb.  Once they drop the bomb in the tub and it starts to fizzle… BOOM! An explosion of beautiful rose buds.

  1. Once you’ve decided where to put the dried rose buds, fill your mold with the mixture. And I mean FILL IT!  Don’t let overfilling stress you out because that is exactly what we want to happen.  IT. IN.  Now press your molds together firmly as hard as you can.  Make sure they are packed hard enough to prevent cracking during the drying process.
  2. Let the mold sit in peace for about 10-15 minutes. Remove the bath bomb from the mold slowly and gently setting it on a flat surface.  You may also lay it on parchment paper to dry.
  3. Leave overnight untouched and undisturbed. No touching, no poking, don’t even try breathing around it.  Make sure it has hardened fully before you make an attempt at packing it.
  4. You can place your finished bath bombs inside an airtight container or a sealed jar.  For my high humidity dwelling sisters, wrap your finished products tightly in plastic.  This will protect them from that pesky excess moisture.  We want to keep these babies as dry as possible. 

MILK N’ ROSES

Sweet child o’ mine, are you starting to feel the 80’s nostalgia?  Let’s put the guns down this time and talk about milk, goat’s milk to be exact.

It’s no secret that goat’s milk has a lot of benefits both for the inside and the outside.  In fact, people have been using goat’s milk soap because it is a great moisturizer so it is especially perfect for those with dry skin.  It can even be used to speed up the healing process of skin infections such as eczema, psoriasis and rosacea.  And it is even said to have anti-aging properties.  Now if you’re a true child of the 80’s, that previous sentence has already got you convinced to try this.

I know you are dying to get that goat milk soap recipe but let’s do a goat milk bath bomb recipe first.  I promise we will talk about how to make soap later, I have a couple melt and pour recipes I would be happy to share with you.  But there is nothing like bathing in milk to make a girl feel like Cleopatra.  And we are going to be adding dried rose petals too!  Wearing a tiara while bathing in it is optional but 10/10 would highly recommend.

Oh and before you grab your goat’s titties, we’re actually going to be using powdered goat’s milk.  So let us leave Nanny at peace for now and let her continue with her grazing.

MILK N’ ROSES BATH BOMB RECIPE

  •  1 Cup Baking Soda
  • ½ Cup Citric Acid
  •  ¼ Cup Powdered Goat’s Milk
  • Rose fragrance oil
  •  Dried Rose Petals (All Natural Petal Confetti Potpourri)
  • Mica Powder (Optional if you prefer to add some color to your DIY bath bomb)        

PROCEDURE

  1. Mix baking soda, goat milk powder and mica powder in large bowl.
  2. Add a few drops of your rose oil making sure that it is combined properly with the dry mixture. Use a whisk or your hands to get rid of those clumps.
  3. Add the citric acid. Give it a good stir with your whisk.
  4. Sprinkle the dried rose petals on the mixture, channel your inner Salt Bae. You’ll want your dried rose petals mixed in well so to avoid big petal clumps, you may use your hands for the mixing.
  5. Now this is where you would want clumping to happen. Grab a handful of the mixture and if they do the clumping then they’re ready for the molding.  Spray alcohol or witch hazel as needed.
  6. Scoop the mixture into the first half of your mold. Do the same for the other half.  Go ahead and overfill them.  Make sure they are packed tightly into your molds.
  7. Leave your molds undisturbed for a few minutes. And then gently remove from the mold, placing them on a flat surface covered with wax paper.
  8. Allow to dry overnight or up to 24 hours. We want to make sure they have hardened properly so we can avoid crumbling when packing.

 

OATMEAL ROSE BATH BOMB

So I know we have been referencing 80’s bands and now that we are going to talk about oatmeal, I thought I would be at a loss and completely lose our theme.  What 80’s band could I possible relate to oatmeal??!

Oatley Crüe? Twisted Oatmeal? Bruce OATSteen?!  Then it hit me…  And I’m sure you’ve already thought of it.  Yes that’s right… HALL & OATES!

Okay now that we have gotten that out of our system, let us really talk about oatmeal.  It is not just healthy breakfast food you can eat, it also has a lot of benefits for your skin.  It is also skin food!  Oatmeal has anti-oxidants and makes your skin feel silky smooth and glowing.  It can also help reduce itching and inflammation of the skin. 

And since we have also been talking about how to make bath bombs, our next rose bath bomb recipe is going to have… dun dun dun dunnnn… OATMEAL!  (No I have not forgotten my promise to, we are still going to learn how to make soap later)

WARNING:  Bathing in this may or may not turn you into a maneater.

Oooh here she comes!

ROSE & OATES BATH BOMB RECIPE

PROCEDURE

  1. Mix baking soda and quick oats in a big bowl.
  2. Add the rosehip oil and rose liquid soap dye. Use a few drops or until the desired color is achieved.  Make sure to get rid of any clumps that could appear, a whisk would be helpful here.
  3. Now add the citric acid and stir slowly.
  4. Sprinkle the rose petals on your mixture. (If you prefer a rosy surprise, place the petals after mixture has been scooped into the mold.)
  5. Scoop the mixture into your mold. Make sure it is packed tightly into it.  Go ahead and overfill then press together using enough pressure to ensure they are firmly attached. 
  6. Set the molds on your work place for a few minutes. Using multiple bath bomb molds would be advisable so you don’t have to wait a long time to mold your next bomb.  Saves a lot of time especially if you are making them as gifts or giveaways for a wedding.
  7. After 10-15 minutes, you may try to remove them from the mold. Do this GENTLY and SLOWLY.  Leave them on a flat surface or a baking tray lined with parchment paper and let dry overnight or up to 24 hours.

Are bath bombs cosmetics?

USING ROSE CLAY IN BATH BOMBS

Rose clay also known as pink clay is a mild kaolin clay.  It is great for sensitive and dry skin types.  It does what other clays do, detoxifies and removes impurities from your skin clearing up your pores.  A lot of people add clay to their bath bomb recipe because of those reasons.  It also adds structure to your bath bomb helping hold their shape.  Rose clay can also be used to color your DIY bath bomb or used in milk and pour soap recipes giving a nice pink hue result.  Using too much could dry your bath bomb so go easy on the clay.  Here’s a simple recipe that uses rose clay with special guest, Lavender.

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LAVENDER & ROSE CLAY BATH BOMB RECIPE

PROCEDURE

  1. Combine the baking soda and rose clay. You want to add the rose clay to the dry ingredients before the liquid ingredients.  This makes mixing easier.  Mix thoroughly.
  2. Now add your liquids, lavender oil and rose absolute oil. You can use your fingers to get rid of any clumps.
  3. Whisk the citric acid into the mixture.
  4. Spray Isopropyl alcohol but be careful not to overdo it. Start with about 3 spritzes and then check your mixture’s consistency.  You’ll want it to clump together when you grab a handful.  If they don’t, spray once and then check again.  Add more if needed.  (Use witch hazel if you live in humid areas.)
  5. Place a few dried lavenders and rose petals in one half of your mold. Scoop your mixture into it, pressing tightly.  Do the same to the other half of your mold. 
  6. Let it sit in your mold for about 15 minutes or so. Gently remove from the mold and place on a flat surface to dry.  Leave overnight or up to 24 hours.  Make sure no moisture gets to them.

 

BATH BOMBS WITH HIDDEN SURPRISES

Remember how we talked about putting dried rose petals hidden inside your bath bomb for a flowery explosion in the bath tub?  If you liked that, then why don’t you put a ring in it?

Hiding jewelry in bath bombs have become really popular these days.  Some companies even have promotions where you could get a chance to find a $5000 ring in one of their bath bombs.  You’d have to be really really really lucky to get to be “the lucky one”.  If you want to make your own bath bomb surprise, there’s no need to sell Nanny.  Remember, it’s the thought that counts!

Placing the ring inside isn’t rocket science.  Just make sure you place the jewelry inside a plastic capsule before you start mixing your ingredients.  The capsules are to protect the jewelry from the reactive ingredients used to make the bath bombs.  After all the ingredients have been mixed and you have achieved the desired texture, gently place the mixture in one half of your mold.  Make sure it is packed tightly.  Add the capsule and place a few more of the mixture.  Then pack the other half of your mold and press both sides together.  Leave inside for a few minutes, release from the mold gently and let the bath bomb dry overnight.

Who says kids can’t join in on the fun?  Instead of fancy rings and jewelry, place toys inside the bath bombs.  They will definitely look forward to bath time! 

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PROTECT BATH BOMBS FROM MOISTURE

So you have learned how to make bath bombs or you already know how to make bath bombs but now what?  If you were planning to give them as a gift, it’s not like you can just slap that bath bomb straight from drying and onto your friend’s palm and be off.  “Me got bath bomb for you.  Me go now.”

I’m just kidding but really, let’s talk about packing your finished products.  Yes you throw bath bombs in the water but it can also be your bath bomb’s worst enemy.  Moisture can trigger premature fizzing so we’re going to go over protecting them and packaging ideas.

Make sure your bath bombs are dry before you start wrapping them up to avoid crumbling. 

You can use a resealable plastic bag, plastic wrap or a shrink wrap.  When used properly, these can protect your bath bombs from moisture effectively.  Squeeze out any air because you don’t want to leave any inside that could create moisture thus ruining your precious bath bomb.  When using a shrink wrap, you can use a heat sealer for a clean finish.  If you don’t have one, use a hair dryer holding that nozzle at least 6 inches away from your shrink wrap. 

 

PACKAGING BATH BOMBS FOR GIFTING

Now that you have safely secured your DIY bath bomb in plastic, you’re ready to gift wrap them.  The possibilities are endless.

If you want to keep things simple, just put a custom made sticker on your finished product.  Or wrap it in colored tissue paper then a sticker.  If you have one end twisted, tie a ribbon around it.  You can even twist two ends to make a cute bath bomb candy wrapper.  Wrap in tulle if you want to be extra!

If you want to put them in individual boxes, place some fillers like packing peanuts to keep them secure.  You can also try stuffing decorative tissue paper in there or even newspapers.

When packing multiple bath bombs in one box, you want to make sure they aren’t all huddled up and bumping into each other.  Stuff some paper in between each bath bomb.  Shredded paper works too.  Just make sure that there is space between each bath bomb.

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 5 BATH BOMB SECRETS AND TIPS

  1. To avoid lumps in your bath bombs, sift your dry ingredients to remove the clumps.
  2. Cornstarch inhibits the fizz. For that reason, I opted not to add cornstarch to the given recipes above. 
  3. Eliminate Epsom salt or sea salts completely. They do nothing to help your bath bomb keep its shape but they can also cause premature fizzing because of moisture in the air.  If you really want to add salt, just make sure you don’t add too much.
  4. If your bath bombs are sticking to your silicone mold, try using plastic molds. Your bath bombs will release easily because they have better airflow.  If all you have are silicone molds, make sure you set them in a cool and dry area.  You can even use a fan or dehumidifier if you have one.
  5. Water can cause premature fizzing. Use 90% or higher isopropyl alcohol especially if you are in the high humidity areas.  It evaporates faster thus preventing a bath bomb disaster. 

 

BONUS HANDMADE SOAP RECIPE

Just like I promised earlier, a handmade soap recipe!  There are a lot of melt and pour soap recipes out there but what we’re about to do is a goat milk soap recipe. 

This goat milk soap recipe is perfect for people with dry skin.  With roses of course.  We can’t forget Rose, even if she let go of Jack’s hand after telling him she wouldn’t let go.  And there was space for two on that board!

I’m pretty sure most of you already know how to make soap but for those who don’t, we are going to learn how to make soap today!

 

ROSE MILK MELT AND POUR SOAP RECIPE

 

PROCEDURE

  1. Chop goat milk soap base and place in heat-proof bowl. Melt in microwave, careful not to overheat.  Avoid stirring.
  2. While waiting for your soap to melt, you can place dried rose petals in your molds according to the chosen design.
  3. Once it has melted, add rose absolute oil. And if you want some color, now would be the time to add the liquid dye
  4. Pour melted soap into your molds. You can add more dried rose petals as you see fit.
  5. Give it a light tap to get rid of any air bubbles for a smoother looking finish.
  6. Leave overnight or until soap hardens. You can place them in the refrigerator to speed up the process.
  7. Once it’s ready, remove from the mold. Wrap and store or go take a shower and use it.

There you go.  Hope you liked that goat milk soap recipe.  It was simple and very easy to do.  You’re welcome!

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