Parents who are Star Wars fans rejoice! Using green, white, and brown yarn with your crocheting skills you can crochet a little Yoda outfit for your young Padawan to keep warm. It’s perfect for day-to-day wear or to show off at Comic Con. Click here to get the full tutorial and may the Force be with you:: Baby’s First Crocheted Yoda Outfit
Using different Mod Melts and molds, you can make a beautiful, creative necklace made of customized faux gemstones. It is a perfect piece of jewelry to make with the kids and can be shown off during casual events and parties. Get the full tutorial here:: Faux Gemstone Necklace
Oils and butters add a lot to soaps in order to create moisturizing properties and silky lather. However, there are times which you may want switch out oil for a substitute ingredient to change things up. What are some options?
Well, first you have to determine the oil’s purpose in the soap: does it provide the soap’s firmness or contribute to the lather or provide moisture? After that is determined, replace the other with a substitute that can fulfill that role. For example, a soft oil soap can have butter replace the oil in order to keep the soap’s softness and silkiness. For more on oil substitutes in soap, please click here:: How to Substitute Oil in Cold Process Recipes
Add a touch of color to your cheeks using an effective homemade blush! Using cera bellina wax and cylomethicone for smooth application and jojoba oil with green tea seed oil for moisture, you can make a pink or coral blush stick to touch your face up or offer as a gift for soap craft customers. Get the full tutorial here:: Soft & Creamy Blush Sticks
What’s a kid’s biggest dream than an Easter basket full of candy? An Easter basket full of candy that’s ALSO made of candy! Make an Easter basket using boxed candies and add a little extra creativity and joy this upcoming Easter. Get the full tutorial here:: How to make a candy box Easter basket
Baking soda is a versatile ingredient that can be used in a number of bath and beauty products. It can an exfoliation factor into soaps and is used a primary ingredient in bath fizzies. Why is that the case?
Baking soda, known to chemistry buffs as sodium bicarbonate, can create a “fizzy” reaction when missed with citric acid and water. Without it, the bath fizzy would not fizz at all and the additional ingredients will have trouble spreading throughout the bath water. Baking soda also provides friction for a gentler scrub than sugar or salt based scrubs for hands, faces, and feet. For more about how baking soda is a great ingredient for soaps and scrubs, click here:: Sunday Night Spotlight: Baking Soda
Take a look at your soap craft space? Is it cluttered or clean? Is everything where it needs to be? Changing up your soap craft space can help you give a better piece of mind and allow creativity to come in without the stress of a mess. Read a full article about refreshing your work space here:: Five Easy Ways to Refresh Your Space
You can make colorful charms for bracelets, necklaces, and brooches using different kinds of Modge Podge! Just get different molds in the shapes of flowers, stars, animals, etc., some jewelry rings and jewelry making supplies, some multi-colored Modge-Podge and get creative. Read a full tutorial here:: Mod Melts Charm Bracelets
Most humans are creatures of habit and routine for a good reason. Knowing what to expect and when can allow a person to properly prepare mentally and emotionally. Having a haphazard schedule can create a haphazard life of stress and missed opportunities that can make your soap shop suffer. What are some ways to keep you days organized?
First, develop a schedule that is right for you to concentrate on your work while getting moments of play in-between. Write up a schedule in a daily planner, either a physical notebook or phone app, and stick to it. You’ll be able balance your work life and play without slacking off too much or working yourself to the bone. For more tips on how to balance your daily schedule, click here:: Get Your Day Organized
You can make an effective, classy soap with a decorative lace on top at home! Using coral mica, green oxide, and yellow oxide as a base, you can make an exfoliating soap that makes a great gift for soap shop customers to give to their boss or anyone they wish to impress. Get the full recipe here:: Lacy Soap Tutorial