Spring is here! And this calls for a pretty little flowers soap to celebrate the end of winter and the coming of sunny weather and pretty blooms every where. The flowers and leaves are prepared beforehand, and is a great way to use up leftover soap from other projects.
Flat white soap is a deliciously coffee scented soap with extra coffee grounds for an exfoliating effect. Because coffee fragrances tend to discolour the soap brown, a small portion of the soap remains unscented to create the white layer and ‘milk foam’ on top.
Pumpkin Spice is one of my favourite soaps to make, not only because of the delicious I-want-to-eat fragrance, but because the added fresh pumpkin puree gives extra texture and colour to the soap. Using several swirling techniques, blends the colours both within the soap and on the surface!
Avocado oil, like the fruit itself, contains many healthy vitamins and minerals for your skin. Incorporating it into your soap will add creaminess and increase the conditioning properties of the soap, and the combination of avocado oil with fresh avocado will make for a silky, creamy bar that is great for your skin.
Clays are a wonderful additive in soaps. They will gently smooth and exfoliate your skin without irritating. This tutorial uses pink clay, an extra gentle clay blended with essential oils.
It’s Father’s Day next month! How about a soap for the Fisherman in the family? Check out this soap, which contains the fish-attractant aniseed oil!
A rainbow of colours that stands out against a backdrop of white soap, and combined with a fresh citrus essential oil blend. The technique to make this soap is deceivingly simple!
This swirly soap is made without actually swirling the soap! It’s a very neat trick, using a very fluid soap emulsion, to produce the fine lines and swirl in the soap.
Dusting mica between the layers will add a touch of sophistication to your soaps. But the real star of this soap is the three dimensional mica swirling on the surface to recreate the movement of the waves in the ocean.
The colours really pop in this soap, which has been coloured using a freestyle pour technique and showcases the stark contrasts between the different green micas.