This is a clever video that teaches you how to make a craft that is both fun to make, and also a useful item to have around the house- soap! This is from Living a Simple Life Blog and details how to make soap, just like the pioneers. To do this, you will need some equipment, a scale, scent, colorant, lard, lye, coconut oil, plastic containers to hold ingredients while you weigh them, a stainless steel pot, safety glasses, rubber gloves, a miter box, scraper, curing racks, a funnel and a plast...
Add some fizzle and sizzle to bath time with a homemade bath bomb. Bath bombs make great holiday or birthday gifts.
This video shows you how to make soap curls for use in molded soap cavities. Create colorful, fun boutique style soaps for gift giving.
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.
In this video, Anne Marie teaches us how to make soap cupcakes with whipped frosting! This recipe will make 16 soap cupcakes, which is perfect for parties. For the cupcake base you will need: 40 oz white melt & pour soap, 1 1/2 oz vanilla select fragrance, 1 1/2 oz vanilla color stabilizer, 6 ml canary LabColor (diluted), SoapyLove scalloped round mold and spray bottle with rubbing alcohol. For the soap frosting you will need: 16 oz white melt & pour soap, 8 tbsp natural castile liquid soap, ...
To make your own laundry soap you will need washing soda, borax, and a bar of pure soap. Any bar of soap will work. You just don't want to use a moisturizing soap or other soaps with added ingredients. Take your bar of soap and grate it into a storage container using a cheese grater. Add two cups of borax and two cups of washing soda. Use a large spoon and mix it up. As you are mixing the ingredients up make sure that you break up any clumps in the mix. For a front loading washer you will use...
To make the soap you will need some soap base cut into little bricks so it's easier to melt, a color brick, scent, a knife, a ladle, and some molds. Take some of the soap base blocks and put them in your crock pot. Let it cook for a hour or until it turns into soup. Put in one of the dye color bricks so that you get some color. Put in one cap full of the fragrance. Mix it all up with the ladle. Let the dye brick melt until you have the color you desire and then take it out. Take some of the s...
Janice Cox shows how to make fizzing bath bombs like the ones you see in bath and beauty boutiques or department stores. These bath bombs can be very relaxing when dropped into a warm bath and can be given as gifts. She starts with about a cup of citric acid crystals which is also called powdered vitamin C or ascorbic acid. Citric acid can be purchased in places that sell wine and beer making equipment and online. The next ingredients come from right out of the kitchen cupboard: a cup of baki...
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!
This video tutorial demonstrates how to make a magnificent lamp with used cooking oil, a glass, cotton, rock salt, and a stick. Save money and energy by recycling household supplies to make a nifty lamp that will prove your resourcefulness.
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Taylor and Lily demonstrate making fizzy bath bombs. Ingredients needed are one cup of citric acid, one half cup of corn starch, one cup of baking soda, and one quarter cup of a light vegetable oil. Food coloring and flavored extracts or essential oils can be use to scent them. First mix up all of the dry ingredients in a non reactive bowl. Then add the vegetable oil. Mix with a nonreactive spoon, whisk, or gloved hands. If food coloring is being used, add four drops. If using an extract or e...
Stuck in the slammer? Here's a way to shine a little light. Learn from the once incarcerated Angelo how you can use your apple sauce trash to get crafty.
This shows you how to use a drill to make wick holes in silicone molds for candles.
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...
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...
Light up your home decorations with all natural soy candles! Step by step instructions for making environmentally friendly, handmade soy candles and scented soy candles too!
Learn to make soap logs (jelly roll type) and ribbon shaped embeds for use in loaf and tube molds.
This video series shows you how to make your own incense. Please realize that as fun as it sounds, this is a chemical process and you really need to plan accordingly and use the right safety measures. Other than that, have fun!
Think back to the trick candles of your childhood. No matter how hard you blew, those darn things kept lighting back up!
Use cute patterned paper to make a birthday card with a pop up candle motif. Use a glue pen and glitter to give the candle flames a real sparkle. Your friends and family will appreciate that you put the effort into making specialty birthday cards.
With just a few drops of colorant, you can make a unique variation on your standard container candles. See how to marble them with color with these simple steps.
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.
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.
Here is the procedure to prepare a whipped / Float soap.
This is a cool trick to make different color flames and candles. Enjoy the video. Make a colored fire and candles.
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!
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.
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!
Breads get made in loaves not because bakers find the shape aesthetically pleasing, but because it saves them lots of time, energy, and effort.
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!
Who needs to hit up Taco Bell when you can fashion your own Taco Belle? Watch this soapmaking tutorial to learn how to create a melt and pour taco soap.
Bubble bars can be pricey, especially if you're using Lush bubble bars. But you don't have to exhaust your pocket book on this luxury—you can simply make your own, right at home. Watch the how-to video on making your own homemade bubble bath bars, and consult the recipe below it for ingredients.
Here are some simple steps for making your own candles out of rolled beeswax! You will need one sheet of bees wax, some candle wicking, a ruler, a craft knife, and a pair of decorative buttons. This how to video demonstrates how to craft candles from recycled material. These bees wax candles make great gifts.
Create beautiful butterfly soaps using colorful soap curls. Step-by-step instructions to guide you through the project.
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.
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!
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.