This advanced cold process recipe is for the patient soapmakers our there. But I promise your patience will be rewarded with a beautiful and detailed bar of handmade soap. This recipe is divided into 3 stages and is actually a combination of 3 separate recipes.
As promised (on Facebook; what, you’re not reading our Facebook fan page obsessively? Shame. Shame ), my Hot Cocoa Soap recipe in all of its chocolaty goodness!
Difficulty: advanced Time: 2 hours Yields: 18 bars The tutorial and recipe you’ve all been waiting for … Oatmeal Stout scented cold process made with real Oatmeal Stout Beer. Can it be? It’s true and it’s made with real oatmeal too!
Difficulty: advanced Time: 2 1/2 hours Yields: 16 bars Cold Process Soap with a Twist!
Difficulty: intermediate Time: 1 1/2 hours Yields: 5 bars/cups My name is Amanda Griffin and I am a soap maker living in Grand Prairie, TX. My passion is sharing, talking and teaching the craft of soap making in the classroom, on my blog ( www.lovinsoap.com ) and in my eZine, Lovin’ Soap . One of the best things about soap making is being a part of the soaping community. Whether it’s on a forum, at a meet-up, at a conference or at a local supply shop; soap makers are some of the most passionate, creative and caring people I have ever met. I’m truly grateful to be a part of this amazing community of crafters.
Difficulty: Easy Time: 1 hour Yields: 9 bars Loofah soap can be super scrubby on the skin. I designed this recipe with a mild scrub in mind. This recipe is great because it has a nice gentle scrub on one side of the soap and it’s silky smooth on the other. Plus the fragrance combination of Pomegranate and Mint is positively swoon-worthy. Recipe
Difficulty: Intermediate (cold process) Time: 1 hour Yields: About 14 Ingredients 2 Cups of Light Beer (we used Coors Light) 14 small plastic cups (5 fl. oz. each)
Difficulty: advanced Time: 2 hours Yields: about 16 bars I’ve long been fascinated with how to make Labcolor’s inherent bleeding qualities work in a bar of soap. It does a great tie-dye look and the swirls are romantic and ephemeral. But, the idea of a sunset or a rainbow really drew me in. I started with a simple but sophisticated color graduation.
Difficulty: Intermediate Time: 30 minutes Yields: 5 pounds If you have never made cold process soap before, I strongly suggest getting a couple of basic recipes under your belt before diving in. Check out Soap Queen TV on Cold Process if you want to get started with cold process. It’s a 4 part series that will take you through the basics (and be sure to watch the episode on Lye Safety ). If you’re a book worm, Bramble Berry also has some helpful reading on the cold process technique. Recipe
Time: 45 minutes Yields: 5 pounds Why put Pink Himalayan Salt in your CP? The obvious answer is that it looks totally unique.
Difficulty: Advanced Time: 45 min. Yields: About 4 pounds Oktoberfest is an annual beer festival that originated in Germany. They celebrate with beer, food, music and other festivities.
Dec 19 by Brenda Ponnay Stuff their stockings with something they can wash their hands with! By Brenda Ponnay
Advanced Swirling Part 2: Getting Brave with Color Guest post by Kat from Otion ( Bramble Berry’s retail store) Welcome back to my four-part swirling tutorial!
Difficulty: Intermediate Time: 45 minutes Yields: About 3 pounds Team Bramble Berry and I were brainstorming Halloween soap ideas and this was the project that we got most excited about. It’s a very simple technique that adds that extra special (spooky) touch for Halloween. Give these away as a hostess gift or put them in your guest bathroom to impress your friends.
Advanced Swirling Part 5: Linear Swirling Guest post by Kat from Otion ( Bramble Berry’s retail store) This is the grand finale of my advanced swirling tutorials.