Lye can cause chemical burns and the fear of getting burned prevents arts enthusiasts from making homemade soap. Watch this video to learn how to safely make lye solution so you can go ahead and unleash the creative child in you.
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?
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!
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!
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.
"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."
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.
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.
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!
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!
Take your Halloween celebrations into another realm entirely by making these disgusting bloody brain soaps. Hidden within each brain soap is a gooey slime that'll ooze out after several washings.
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.
With stores like Lush Cosmetics and Bath and Body Works churning out soap rife with rose petals, glitter, and pretty designs, soaps are no longer just designed for getting clean.
Making soap is a great activity and proves great results to give as gifts or to adorn your bathroom with. In this video from Soap Making Resources, learn how to make a tea tree oil soap that's gentle on your hands and smells great! Give the gift of handcrafted soap next holiday or birthday by using this video as your guide.
Need a wonderful and inexpensive gift for a friend? Nobody dislikes bath salts! Bath salts are a wonderful gift to give someone you feel needs to some tim to themselves to take a break and relax from their busy schedule. From Mountain Rose Herbs, learn how to make your own bath salts with a luxurious bath salt recipe the simple way.
First, get your supplies ready. These would include bowls, gloves, cups with and without spouts, measuring spoons and molds.
Candles make a lovely addition to any home decor, and they are also fabulous gifts. In this video learn how to make your very own decorative candles for cheap. All you will need to create this funky gift if a plain white candle from any grocery store, tissue paper and some wax paper.
Candles are classic. They add atmosphere and style to any space. In this tutorial, learn how to make a healthy, earth friendly candle at home.
Candles are beautiful. They light a room, create atmosphere, smell nice and make awesome gifts. So, why not make your own homemade candles and save a little money? In this tutorial, you will learn how to make an eco-friendly soy candle for a personalized present. These candles look good, smell great and everyone appreciates a gift with a personal touch.
A great way to class up your Christmas party is to make cute little decorative soaps shaped like wreaths. In this tutorial, learn how to use easy pour and melt soap to make decorative guest soaps for the holidays.
The main ingredients needed in both herbal and essential oil bath salts your main ingredients needed are Epsom salts, baking soda (not needed if salts will be used immediately), and sea salt. For the essential oil bath salts you will need essential oils, and for the herbal bath salts you need whatever herbs or rinds you like. You will also need some sort of container to put the salts in, and measuring tools. For the essential oil salts, fill a jar about halfway with Epsom salts, then add a ge...
We all love the relaxing quality and lovely smell a burning candle adds to a room but it is frustrating when candles burn through too quickly. By taking into consideration the placement and properly prepping the candle you’ll give it a longer life.
If you like Lush Shower Jellies, but don't like the price, then making your own shower jelly products at home is the option for you. Shower jellies make washing exciting and invigorating, so watch this how-to video to learn how to make homemade shower jellies.
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...
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...