Northern Lights is a stunning soap, which is fairly simple to make. I’ve used a combination of activated charcoal, pigments and glow in the dark pigment, and utilising a layering technique, to create the wavy bands of colours. Fresh garden mint with subtle floral notes completes this astonishing recreation of the northern lights!
I love soap making starter kits, because they’re a great way to get people into soap making. Here’s a fun Christmas themed project that you can do with the Pure Nature melt and pour soap kit plus a few little extra ingredients!
A pure and natural Christmas soap with a special blend of essential oils reminiscent of the freshly fallen snow in a pine forest. A cold process soap, which would also work with hot process technique!
This fun and cheerful soap is easy to make and doesn’t need any special ingredients. It is also a great last minute idea for Secret Santa and Bad Santa gifts. Or get the kids to make gifts for nana, friends, or the teacher.
Orange spice is the classic Christmas fragrance with sweet orange and spicy notes of cinnamon and clove. Using only natural ingredients – essential oils for fragrance, and calendula petals and cinnamon spice for colour – this soap is palm-free, vegan and 100% natural!
You will often hear that melt and pour soaps are unsuited for swirls. While it is true that the usual swirling techniques used in cold process soaps can’t be applied to melt and pour soap bases, there are ways to achieve really cool swirling effects in melt and pour. Using one such technique results in this yummy candy cane swirl soap, perfect for a last minute Christmas gift!
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!