Friday, December 14, 2012

Candy Cane Soap Tutorial

This is a fun project for intermediate level soap makers.
If you enjoy layering soap, you'll enjoy making this.
What you'll need:
Peppermint Fragrance Oil
Red Non-bleeding Soap Colorant
Loaf Mold - I used a 40 ounce silicone loaf mold.
Carefully cut the soap bases into cubes.
Keep the white and clear soaps separate.
Melt the white soap in the microwave.
Use short 15 second bursts.
Stir every 30 seconds.
Once most of the cubes are melted,
Stir until remaining cubes melt.
Add 1 Tablespoon of Peppermint skin safe soap fragrance.
Stir well to fully incorporate the fragrance.
Place loaf mold on a tray.  Place tray on scale and tare to 0.
Pour 5 ounces of white base into the mold.

Melt the clear soap base in the same way as the white base.
Stir to melt any remaining cubes.
Add 1 Tablespoon of Peppermint skin safe soap fragrance.
Add several drops of non-bleeding red soap colorant.
Stir well to fully incorporate the fragrance and color.

Keep stirring the soap as it cools down to about 120 degrees. 
Make sure the white base has nearly set up.
Place loaf mold on a tray. Place tray on scale and tare to 0.
Spray white soap liberally with rubbing alcohol.
Carefully pour 5 ounces of red soap over the white soap.
Continue alternating white and red layers until mold is full.
Let loaf fully harden.
Unmold soap.
Slice and enjoy!
Thanks for reading!
Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Saturday, November 24, 2012


Come and get it!!
Last holiday season I began offering Bacon Lip Balm.
It was my single biggest holiday seller.
Recently, Bacon Lotion Bars were introduced.
Now you can get
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
And I hope you saved room for bacon.
Thanks for reading!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Polka Dot Soap Scented with Refreshing Ginger Ale Fragrance

This soap is scented with Bramble Berry’s Ginger Ale fragrance.
It’s clean and fresh and a little bubbly.
So the polka dot bubbles seem like the perfect match.
Making this soap involves several steps.
Step 1:
Make the spheres.
I used an earlier version of
I included glitter in some of the spheres.
Now and then I like a little sparkle.
Step 2:
Make the white base.
I melted about 40 ounces
Bramble Berry’s White base.

Step 3:
Add the fragrance.
I added about an ounce of Ginger Ale fragrance.
My kitchen smelled soooo good while I was making this!
Step 4:
Pour about a half inch of white soap into the loaf mold.
Let it cool a bit.
Spray a few spheres with rubbing alcohol.
Drop them into the white soap.
Let the soap harden.
Step 5:
Remelt remaining white soap.
Let it cool to about 120 degrees.
Pour enough in to cover most of the spheres.
Spray more spheres with rubbing alcohol.
Add them to the mold.
Step 6:
Repeat Step 5
If you want a little extra sparkle,
You can add glitter to the top.
Step 7:
Once soap has completely set up and cooled,
Carefully remove it from the mold.
Step 8:
Slice the loaf as desired.
I like the look a crinkle cutter gives the slices.
The soap is now ready to use and enjoy.

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veteran’s Day

Happy Veteran’s Day!
Thank you to the men and women
Who are currently serving our country.
Thank you to those who have served our country in the past.
A special thank you to the families and friends of
The brave Veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
Words are insufficient in light of your loss.
We enjoy the security quality of life we have today
Because of our Veterans.
On a personal note, I'd like to individually thank some
Very important people in my life who have served our country.
To our son who is currently serving in the US Army.
Thanks, son, for giving of yourself to make our country a safer, better place.
We are so very proud of you.
Thank you also to:
My Dad for your service in the Army during the Korean War
To my Father-in-Law for your service in the Army during WWII
To my Brother for your service in the Navy
To my Uncles for your service in various branches
Our country is stronger thanks to all of you and the many other Veterans of the Armed Forces.
May we never take for granted what we have because of your service.
How are you observing Veteran’s Day?
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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Pink Flamingo Lip Balm

Crazy about Pink Flamingos?

This fun lip balm is bright pink.
It’s flavored with wild cherry flavor.
It’s a perfect little gift for your favorite
Flamingo Fanatic.
It's available now in my Etsy Shop
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Friday, November 2, 2012

Billiard Ball Soaps

I love making soap in spherical molds.
The first soaps I made in them were rainbow spheres.

The most recent project is a set of billiard balls.

 It’s a fun challenge to get the colors just right.
The solids are pretty easy to do.
The stripes are a bit more complicated.
 You can find these on Etsy as a complete set.
Also on Etsy is a single ball option.
Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Pumpkin Scones

When I saw this recipe on Sweet Pea’s Kitchen,
I vowed to try it.
I often see things and Pin them.
I have good intentions of trying them.
This is the first time I VOWED to make something.
They looked that good.
The results?
They are wonderful!
And easy to make.
They are smothered in two glazes.
One plain.
One with pumpkin spice.
There were only two problems.
The batch was too small.
Way . . . too . . . small.
Next time (tomorrow?) I’ll double it.
Sweet Pea says to let them cool before glazing them.
Then let the glaze set for another hour.
I couldn’t wait.
I put the first glaze on while they were still warm.
The second glaze immediately followed.
They were delightful.
Definitely worth the hour it took to make them.
Thanks, Sweet Pea, for the delicious recipe!
If you have a minute, scoot on over to
There are lots of great recipes there.
I found a few other scone recipes I might try.
I probably won’t let those cool before eating either.
Thanks for reading!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Domino Soaps

Last week was a soapy fun week.
I made several new novelty glycerin soaps.

One of the newbies is this domino soap.
It is for sale on Etsy in sets of 24.
 There are so many possibilities.
White with Black Dots
Black with White Dots
White with Pink Dots
I also want to make a set like this.
White background.
Different colored dots for each number.
Now you know what I’ll be doing this week!

I’ll show you more of last week’s soaps in a few days.
Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Preggo Pack Lip Balm Set

Here's the newest member of SoapArt's Lip Balm family.

Preggo Pack Lip Balm Set

The cute little frog isn't included in the pack.
He just seeemed like a fun model to use with these.

These lip balms are just the ticket to ease those late night cravings.
At least for a while until the real thing arrives!
Sets are listed on Etsy now.
The dill pickle lip balm is just like the real thing.
It smells quite delicious.
It comes across more dilly than vinegary to me.
The vanilla ice cream lip balm is sweet and creamy.
Thanks for reading!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Honey Almond Soap Cut

Recently I showed you loaves of Honey Almond soap from scratch. 
If you missed that post, here it is.
See how light the color of the above soap loaf is?
Since then the loaves have been cut.
One Batch Just After the Cut.
Another Batch Just After Being Cut
A Few Days After the Cut
As the soap continues to cure,
The inside color will match the outside.
The fragrance oil causes the soap to darken over time.
The soap on the left has a pattern embedded on the top.
The soap on the right has a thin line of cocoa powder in it.
I hope the line of cocoa powder still shows up.
Even after the soap fully darkens.
The soap has cured and is ready to be enjoyed.
It still smells wonderful!
The Honey Almond scent is staying nice and strong.
 Thanks for reading!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Sugar Cookie Soaps

These soaps are so real looking.
I had one sitting on the counter.
I kept wanting to take a bite.
A friend was helping me with soap.
She thought they were real cookies.
They smell delicious.
Just like frosted sugar cookies.
These are now available in my Etsy Shop.
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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Brown Sugar Fig Cold Processed Soap

It’s been a long time since I made a loaf of Brown Sugar Fig soap. 
I think it was four years ago.
A friend recently got the last bar that I had tucked aside.
Cold processed soap just gets better with age.
It lasts longer.
It's even milder.
It has a crazy amount of bubbles.
She loved it!
She also loves my oatmeal soap.

This is the result of combining those two soaps into one.

The entire loaf is fragranced with Brown Sugar Fig.
I added some oatmeal to the uncolored portion.
That will add the exfoliation she likes.
This is just about finished curing.
Most of the soap is is already spoken for.
But I’ll set a bar or two aside for my Etsy Shop.
Let me know if you want one.
Thanks for reading!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Caramel Apple Crunch

Doesn’t that sound like the perfect fall fragrance/flavor?
I made some wax melts in that fragrance.
They smell so delicious I decided to make the real thing! 
This Caramel Apple Crunch dessert showed up on Pinterest. 
You can find the recipe on the blog called My Wooden Spoon.
I couldn’t find Caramel Apple pie filling, so I improvised.
I dumped the pie filling into a 9x13 pan.
Then I poured some Caramel Ice Cream Sauce over it.
Next, I sprinkled the cake mix on top.
I added some more caramel sauce.
Then I poured the butter over the cake mix.
Into the oven it went.
I waited 50 minutes before taking it out.
Fresh out of the oven!
Naked in the Bowl

We added cool whip and dug in.
It’s very rich.
It’s extremely sweet.
I used almost half the bottle this time.
I think half of that would have been enough.
Next time, I’ll back off the caramel.
Just a touch.
You can always top it with caramel sauce if you want more.
If you’re craving a caramel apple sensation,
This recipe is quick, easy and delicious!
Thanks for the recipe, MyWoodenSpoon
Thanks for reading!