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How to make scented soy wax candles at home

 Who doesn't love a good candle? You use candles to scent your home or office, to unwind or even to take away smells of food and cigar or cigarette smoke. But have you thought of trying your hand at making your own candles? It's super easy and fun for the whole family. There are easy accessible kits at both your local department and craft stores, see this episode here , where I used a candle making kit from Walmart! With kits you can not control the type of wax you have but you can definitely get the wax you need and that I personally prefer from a craft section from the discount department stores or from the craft store online or in store. First, you need soy wax, eight ounce candle tins, candle wicks, color, fragrance, glue dots or a glue gun and glue sticks ( I prefer the latter )...all these items are very affordable. Once you have everything you need, you're going to measure out one pound which is about sixteen ounces. This will give you three 8 ounce candles. The math
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Making Soap Dough Decals ( Soap Dough )

When you think of soap decorations or design, as a soap maker; you're usually imagining something beautiful, colorful and will match the theme of your bar soap! With the Way of Color Bar Soap, I had ocean creatures in mind; whether fictional or real life sea dwellers to add to the soap.  I began, with designing my soap, thinking of a color and fragrance that would coincide with what I had envisioned and what would capture the essence of what I was trying to portray within the soap itself.  With the left over soap, I actually made my soap decals! The process is simple and easy. You simply take soap that hasn't been cured and still loose and cut all air from it. Some make an entire loaf and leave that covered or, like me; you can pour the unused soap and add it to Ziplock or sandwich bags and leave them in the refrigerator overnight. This process should slow the saponification process down and keep the soap soft and moist so it can easily be molded.  When you're ready to actu

Making Snail Shells Bubble Bath Bars

Oh my goodness me, if you have been following me for a while then you know I love bubble bath bars, bubble bars, solid bubble bath or whatever you call them, ( I like to use my own phrase ) you and the children in your life absolutely loves bubble bars at bath time. Solid bubble bath is a zero waste bubble bath and depending on how it is made, can be reused until there's nothing to use any more. These snail shells bubble bath I made, coincide with a bath collection I have been formulating and creating to put together for you. So far you have read and seen me make the Way of Color soap...haven't seen it yet? Watch here and read the blog here .  I was super inspired by the movie, Avatar: The Way of Water and I just couldn't resist putting together a gift set for this beautifully constructed film.  Wanting to keep with the theme, these snail shells coincide with the bar soap bubble dough. So I made a larger and more vibrant shell for you to use during bath time. Using the sam

The Way of Color | Avatar : The Way of Water inspired cold process soap

The Way of Color is a soap collection solely inspired by the movie, Avatar: The Way of Water. It was a magnificent movie with lots of color and the most interesting looking creatures. The action and the graphics were top notch and you just can't forget about all the gorgeous water scenes. With that, inspiration took and I got to work on one of the most color collections I have ever put together; aside from making a 3 tier birthday cake ( SEE FIRST VIDEO HERE ), starting with the right bar soap.  When creating this soap in particular, I wanted you, the buyer, to feel where I was coming from and what I meant by "The Way of Color" being the name of this collection and the correlation with the Avatar movie. I wanted it to be vibrant but also sea-like, it needed color and lots of it. Colors that would pop and make the eyes excited. Once we got the perfect colors, we needed the best, most mouth watering scent to make your tastebuds excited. I concocted a scent blend of citruse

DIY: The Ultimate Turmeric Oil Infused with Rose and Calendula Petals for Glowing Skin!

  DIY: The Ultimate Turmeric Oil Infused with Rose and Calendula Petals for Glowing Skin! In the field of natural skincare, there's something truly gratifying about creating your own beauty products. I'm super ecstatic to share this simple yet powerful DIY recipe that will maximize all the products created out of it or your skincare routine should you wish to use it on it's own: the ultimate Turmeric Oil infused with the delicate essence of Rose and Calendula petals. It's time to unveil a radiant and glowing complexion as we explore the incredible benefits of this mesmerizing blend of oils, flower petals and turmeric. Turmeric, the vibrant golden spice acclaimed for its healing properties, has long been admired in everyday skincare practices. Said to be full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, it helps combat free radicals and alleviates skin irritations. By infusing this powerful ingredient into a opulent oil, we can open its full range, allowing it to wo

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Cannabis Inspired 420 Cold Process Soap For Stoners

Since people found out there was a leaf that could be smoked and would give you a feeling of euphoria and relaxation, they have been rolling joints and lighting bongs. The 420 celebration is the mother of them all when it comes to "hippie" festivals and I am no stranger to them. This is my tribute to stoners everywhere! This cannabis inspired cold process soap, is made with CBD Oil from Bluebird Botanicals , Super Sparkle Iridescent Glitter and Hemp Fragrance from Wholesale Supplies Plus, Green Vibrance and Neutral Gray Micas and Titanium Dioxide from Nurture Soap . The whimsical design and coloring was to give a peace and love type of euphoric feel. The muted green and gray colors give this soap a mellow and laid back tone while the melt and pour marijuana leaf embeds and soap dough joint let's you know just what this soap is about if the smell doesn't tell you already. As a person that suffers from PTSD and the high anxiety and paranoia that comes wi

Making Soap Dough Decals ( Soap Dough )

When you think of soap decorations or design, as a soap maker; you're usually imagining something beautiful, colorful and will match the theme of your bar soap! With the Way of Color Bar Soap, I had ocean creatures in mind; whether fictional or real life sea dwellers to add to the soap.  I began, with designing my soap, thinking of a color and fragrance that would coincide with what I had envisioned and what would capture the essence of what I was trying to portray within the soap itself.  With the left over soap, I actually made my soap decals! The process is simple and easy. You simply take soap that hasn't been cured and still loose and cut all air from it. Some make an entire loaf and leave that covered or, like me; you can pour the unused soap and add it to Ziplock or sandwich bags and leave them in the refrigerator overnight. This process should slow the saponification process down and keep the soap soft and moist so it can easily be molded.  When you're ready to actu

Bubble Crumble Recipe & Tutorial

Wowwzers! It's been such a long time, let me know how I do with this blog post; I'm a little rusty.  When I first started making soap, I was mesmerized at the fact that you could take this and put it with that and it creates THIS; magnificent! I was astonished, amazed and eager to know and learn more. I started researching what other types of bath and body products were out there and one of the unique items I came across were bubble bars or solid bubble bath. And I thought, hmm who doesn't love a good bubble bath and the quest began.  I sought out free recipes and tutorials, researched other blogs, was gifted a paid recipe and although that information was great; it wasn't me. Through trial, error and so much wasted money, I came up with my very own recipe that I call Bubble Crumble . Bubble Crumble holds scent well, dries fast and floods your bath tub with not only bubbles but fun colors; you shouldn't have to give up color just because you don't have