Rose oil is one of the most expensive oils in the world, which is why we usually look to fragrances for an affordable alternative. Unfortunately, most rose fragrances tend to accelerate in cold process, but there are ways that you can still use them in your cold process soap. Here are some tips to working with accelerating fragrances and then have a go making this lovely rose soap.
Sometimes a fragrance is just too beautiful not to be used. Even if it can and most likely will cause your soap to seize. Holly Berry fragrance from Candlescience is one such fragrance, which I love and really wanted to use in a soap. Soaping at low temperatures and working very fast, I created this gorgeous Christmas soap, and it wasn’t so difficult after all!
Join the first ever SAL (Soap-Along) with this fun Christmas themed cold process soap project. Learn new techniques and skills! Connect and share with like-minded passionate soapers. And experience a fun and exciting mystery adventure! Join now!
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.
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.
Using fresh ingredients in soap making has become very popular in the last years, largely due to the demand for more natural products. However, fresh ingredients will add extra water, sugar and/or fat to your soap, which alters the formulation and affects the outcome of your soap. In this post, I will explain what is needed and how to avoid common pitfalls.