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Free Tutorial: Halloween Soap Slime

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Pretty soon the sidewalks will be filled with adorable superheros, scary monsters, and pretty princesses. Now is the time to get a jump start on those fun Halloween crafts. Colorful & quirky soaps are a perfect way to celebrate the season, so why not delight your little ghouls & goblins with some Halloween Soap Slime. Learn how in this awesome free tutorial by Soapylove (our very own Debbie Chialtas). How to Make Halloween Soap Slime Supplies: 3/4 Cup Water 1 Packet Powdered Unflavored Gelatin 1/2… Read More!

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Free Snowflake Melt & Pour Soap Bars Tutorial

One reason I love shredded glitter is because I rarely see it used in soap projects, and I think it’s so special! This project uses that icy look to full advantage, with layers of translucent pastel snowflakes that sparkle with shredded glitter, lying on a bed of shimmering snow white. Making them in the beveled tray mold makes cutting a snap, plus they look so professional! Try this out when you need 9 handmade gifts in a jiffy. Supplies: 2 lb clear soap base, cut into cubes 6 oz white soap base,… Read More!

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Lori’s Simple Tile Floor Cleaner

I’ve had a problem with sticky tile floors every since moving to our new house a few months ago. I purchased several natural cleaners and regardless of how much I diluted them, my floors still felt sticky! I finally had the time to create a simple tile floor cleaner this week and it works great, so I thought I would share it with y’all. Combine all ingredients below into a 3-gallon or larger sized bucket. 1 cup distilled white vinegar 1 T dawn dish liquid… Read More!

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Free Ombre Melt & Pour Soap Tutorial

It’s so fun when a fashion trend translates perfectly into glycerin soap crafting! Like the “ombre” effect, which is a pretty color fade that is being used in everything from dip dyed shorts to hair color effects. Getting a perfect fade in soap might seem tricky, but with a simple technique you’ll get gorgeous results every time. I see these soaps as a very elegant wedding or bridal shower favor, or a pretty way to add color to enhance your fragrance choice. This is also… Read More!

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Fresh & Fruity Sink Cleanser Recipe

Handmade Natural Multi-Purpose Bathroom Spray, Sparkling Scouring Powder from Eco-Friendly Home Cleaning Class Handouts

A great recipe for a tub & sink cleanser: – 12 drops of any citrus essential oil (lemon, lime, sweet orange, bitter orange, blood orange, grapefruit, tangerine, mandarin, clementine, bergamot) – 1/4 cup baking soda Simply scoop about 1/4 cup of baking soda into your sink or tub & add about a dozen drops of citrus essential oil (EO) onto the baking soda. Dip your sponge in & start scrubbing (we recommend wearing rubber gloves to protect your hands from the drying nature of the… Read More!

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Embedding Cold Process Soap Tutorial

Finished Bars of Embed Soap Using Ruth's Free Tutorial

Let’s face it: soaps don’t always turn out how we plan them. It might be that the colors don’t look right together, or the scent is too weak or too strong (or just unpleasant). The technique of embedding parts of a soap into a new batch is one way to rescue those unfortunate bars. Embedding “misfires” can really turn a disappointment into something treasured! Take this batch, for example. I was very happy with the colors. But the layers were supposed to be swirlier. They… Read More!

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