Rose Clay and Madder Root Powder Cold Process Soap

This is day two in my 30 day blogging challenge. My goal this month is to post one recipe every day. You can see day one here. These recipes feature natural colorants and additives and are scented using natural essential … Read More

Austin Texas Soap Making Bootcamp

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A couple of Saturdays ago I had my first Austin, Texas Soapmaking Bootcamp where I offered both the basic class and an advanced class. It was a ton of fun. I had some repeats for the basic class so we … Read More

The Peacock Swirl Soap Design

Inspiration here.  I saw this paper on Paper Mojo and thought it would make a wonderful swirl in soap!  So here’s how I did it. You’ll need a slow tracing/moving recipe.  Something high in olive oil, low in castor and … Read More

Color Soap Naturally – Calendula and Paprika, Layers and Swirls

This is an advanced soap design using natural colorants.  It includes calendula and paprika for color and texture and swirling and layering techniques.  I’ll also show you how to do the thin cocoa line you can see between layers. Bring … Read More

Color Soap Naturally – Advanced multi colored design with infusions

Okay, so making a solid colored soap with an infusion is easy. But what if you wanted to color a soap four different colors using different infused olive oils? You wouldn’t want to make your standard recipe, divide the traced soap in individual … Read More

Color Soap Naturally – Coloring soap with natural colorant infusions

Now that you have your infusions ready to go…let’s make some soap! Using your infused oils for coloring soap is easy to do.  In this tutorial we’ll make a solid colored soap using alkanet infused olive oil.  To use an … Read More

Naturally colored lavender soap

There are a couple ways to get purple in soap using natural colorants.  My favorite herb to use is alkanet infused in olive oil.  But I wanted to try something different.  For this soap I used indigo and madder added … Read More

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