Now here's a bar of hand soap you can literally shake hands with. One things for certain; your house guests can't possibly miss it in the powder room. For heaven's sake! Why put out all those cutesy little guest soaps when you can put out a friendly, giant size hand?
"Fruity hand soaps, moisturizers, emulsifying lotions, pumice stones, and Loofahs don't cut it. We want to cleanse ourselves with the fat of the sweet, dead pig."
Soap can be made from just about any kind of fat. Even though fat from bacon, called lard, isn't the finest of fats to use for making soap, it somehow seemed to be the most exciting. Why? Because bacon is amazing. It has an almost mystical power to it and is a food that can be craved to almost no end. I figured what better way use the extra grease I had from cooking bacon then to turn it into soap!
Rina and I invited homemade soap master over to our house.She showed us how to make our own very special honey soap. its a great idea for Christmas/Holiday gift. Martha Stewart's gonna be freaking proud of Rina.
Why buy a beaded candle holder at the store when you can make one at home? Use this crafty idea to turn your favorite votive candle holder (or shot glass!) into a beautiful, eye-catching, colorful display!
Give your mom a Mother's Day gift she will really enjoy with these homemade bath bombs. Not only will she be happy to get a gift you've made yourself, but she'll love using them... (try not to think about it too much.)
Acne sucks - or, more correctly, acne oozes. Which is why it's so important to take care of your skin with oil-reducing, calming products. Most anti-acne medications you can buy are severely drying and irritating, meaning they can cause the adverse effect of making your skin compensate by producing even more oil.
It's easier than you think to make soap at home. This tutorial shows you a few good methods you can use to make completely natural, organic and Earth friendly soaps. Always make sure you wear glvoes when you're working with lye!
This shows you how to use a drill to make wick holes in silicone molds for candles.
This process, called variously French milled, triple milled or rebatch, is a happy medium between the cold process and melt and pour soap making methods. It's easy, and you can do it at home to make clever and creative gifts this holiday season.
Goat milk is a popular additive to soap due to its beneficial effect on skin. This video shows you three ways to incorporate goat's milk into your home made soap making project, using fresh goat's milk and the cold press method. Goat Milk Soap - How to Make Soap Using Goat Milk Video.
Beeswax is a clean-burning and pleasantly scented wax for candles, and beeswax candles make excellent gifts. This tutorial shows you how to make your own rolled beeswax candles at home. All you need is your primed candle wick and a few sheets of beeswax.
Teacup candles are a beautiful variation on candles. You will need soy wax, clean tea cups, wicking, your preferred candle dye and essential oils, a wick pin and a method for heating and melting your candle wax (a kitchen stove is generally good enough).
Melt and pour soaps are some of the easiest soaps to make, given that actually making a soap by yourself from scratch - you know, harnessing glycerin, coloring, etc. - could easily explode into your face, literally, if you mix things in the wrong order.
Pop-Pop Boats are a fun way to mix science with fun! And one of the key components of making the boat work is the heat that powers the boiler through the candle. This video will show you a great step-by-step guide on how to make the small candles that go into the candle holders for the boats as well as how to prepare the wicks properly.
In this video, we learn how to make colored bath salts at home. First, gather some rock salt in your home and place it into a large mixing bowl. You can also use Epsom salt if you prefer. Next, grab some natural essential oils in any smells that you prefer. Add a few drops into your salt, then mix together. You can also place the salt into a plastic bag, then place in a few drops of food color and scent, then shake it until it's completely colored and scented. Pour this into a jar and layer t...
In this tutorial, we learn how to make beeswax candles. To make this, you will need thread for a wick and a small bucket of beeswax that is melted on a hot surface. To start, cut the wick thread into even strings, you will only need two of them. Next, place the strings into the wax and dip them in until they are coated. When finished, let the strings dry and continue this will several other strings to make even more candles. Continue dipping the strings and letting them dry so you collect mor...
For some reason, designer soaps of late have been trying to emulate baked goods. Whether it's soaps that either are shaped like or smell like (or both) red velvet cupcakes, tacos, or pieces of belgian milk chocolate, we find ourselves doing a double take at Lush as we start salivating at the sight (and sniff).
In this tutorial, learn all about soapmaking. Making soap is a great way to save money and impress your guests with interesting designs. Accessorize any room with these pleasant smelling, beautiful soaps. The soaps are not difficult to make and this tutorial will give you the basic rundown so you can get started.
In this clip, learn how to make a trendy gel candle at home that you can give as a gift or use for home decor. This video from Creative Tips will give you a walkthrough of the process so that you can make a beautiful piece of art to share with your friends and family. Create a candle that really shows off your personality with this fun, clear gel style.
In this clip, learn how to make soap from scratch. This method of soap making involves melting and pouring and will produce fine, high quality soaps. Check out this tutorial for a step by step on how to create beautiful, long lasting soaps that your guests will love.
In this video, learn how to make a fresh wick for a homemade candle. Has your candle lost its wick or do you need to light a candle you've just made? This video from creative tips will show you how to save that candle by making your own wick at home. Follow along and light it up!
Don't let ripe orange pumpkins have all the fun this fall season. Ready your dinner table for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or just a fun fall get together by drilling a few holes in gourds to make them into candleholders.
Need a summertime craft to do with your kids to keep their sundazed, lackadaisical minds occupied for a few moments? Then these ice cream cone soaps are just the thing!
Despite appearances, these Valentine's Day cupcake soaps take almost no time to make and are easy to assemble. Craft an entire batch for friends as a Valentine's Day present or gift them to a conversation heart-addicted niece.
These multicolored heart and square shaped soaps are so cute and pretty you may end up grudgingly giving several to friends before you can try them out yourself!
Take a luxurious, lingering bath with your boy toy while smoothing and cleaning his skin with this heart-shaped melt and pour soap. Composed of pastel pinks and purples, the soap is hyper feminine and probably shouldn't be a gift to your y-chromosomed loved one, but it can be an excellent treat for the both of you during sexy time.
This is yet another Go Planet Earth soap that looks and smells like the real thing. Made up of clear soap embedded with girly pink pastel soap cubes and a dipped purple tip, this soapsicle screams summer fun.
Breads get made in loaves not because bakers find the shape aesthetically pleasing, but because it saves them lots of time, energy, and effort.
Combine lathering up and exfoliating in the shower with these salted watermelon slices. Crafted to resemble and smell like deliciously scented watermelon taffy, these melt and pour soaps are piled with sea salt to give your skin a good, thorough scrub.
When it comes to art and design, the Japanese believe in tasteful minimalism. Never is this "tasteful" part so true than with their sushi and sashimi, artfullly arranged in little cubes or cylinders and punctuated with small bursts of radish red, tuna orange, and green spinach.
Thanks to pop artists like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, hallucinogenic geometric shapes and psychadelic use of color dominated absolutely everything in the '60s, from lunchboxes to earrings to dresses.
These melt and pour soaps kind of look like Belgian chocolate seashells, so be careful when you leave them lying around that no curious hands get to them and think they're food!
Layered soap is an effect used in everything from the simplest two-colored soaps to complex rainbow-hued and even checkerboard patterned soaps. Layering soap is actually a beginner's soapmaking method, so learn how to do this aesthetically interesting technique by watching this video.
When soap making, soap molds save you a lot of time, allowing you to produce prettily shaped bathtime goodies in less time and in greater quantities. Designs (decals) can then be added on top of these soaps for a personalized effect.
Asian women have cultivated the adzuki bean for thousands of years and swear by them to keep their skin youthful and smoothe. Harness the anti-inflammatory properties of the adzuki bean by watching this video on how to make melt and pour adzuki bean, glycerin, and goat's milk soaps.
Make sure you attach a note to these fudge soaps saying they're soap and not fudge bars before you give them out to friends, because they look exactly like the real thing!
Buying candles is easy and all, but making them yourself can be a fun project that you and others can take part in doing. So in this video tutorial, you'll find out how to easily make great homemade candles. It's easy to do and will give some nice, relaxing light to your rooms. Enjoy!
If you don't know what votive candles are, they're basically prayer candles that are used to offer votive. They're usually small short candles or tall ones. In this tutorial, you'll be finding out how to make these candles using easy to obtain materials. It will save you money on buying some and also give you a little project to work on. Enjoy!
Buying a candle from the store can be pretty pricey, depending on what kind you get. One that smell are of course, going to cost you more money, while there are others that are less expensive but not as good. So here's a helpful tutorial that will help you save money and allow you to make whatever size you want. This video shows you how to make an inexpensive and reusable oil candle from a glass container, sand, cooking oil, wooden toothpicks, and cotton balls. So good luck and enjoy!