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...
Brought to you by www.how2soap.com this video shows you how to make a cold process to make soap. By measuring accurately and using proper equipment such as a container that won't break under more extreme conditions. Lye and other ingredients are used in this so it's important to mix properly and to have a well ventilated area. By following the steps in this video will show you exactly how to make your own soap that can be scented or have an added moisturizer if you choose for it to.
Etsy is the place to get all your handmade needs and wants met. Etsy encourages personal connections between sellers and consumers. On Etsy you can connect with the handmade and crafty communities, and learn more about the process of making handmade goods like soaps, candles, invitations and more.
Why buy lanterns for your backyard when you can recycle empty jars into beautiful ones? This video will show you how to make lanterns out of old jars.
Recycle your soap odds and ends into a beautiful new bar. Learn how to make recycled soap in this instructional video.
The horror! This video shows how to make a white candle bleed red wax by using a microwave?! You need a cookie sheet, box cutter, soy wax, wax paper, and a microwave.
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.
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!
Making felt-covered soap is an interesting and creative way to decorate soap. Learn to create felt-covered soap with tips from an expert in this free video series.
Tired of boring old soap that you get from the store? Learn how to melt and mold soap from our soap expert in this free video clip series.
This video crafting tutorial shows how to make scented bath salts at home. You will need sea salt, baking soda, citric acid, FDA color, and cosmetic grade fragrance oil. Make a soothing bath fizz as a gift, maybe even for yourself. Learn how to make custom scented bath salts by watching this instructional video.
Barbara Trombley from the Art Institute Glitter, Inc. lets her patriotic light shine with glittered candles. Learn how to make this patriotic votive candle holder by watching this video crafting tutorial. All you need is a mold, gold leaf, glass glitter, stamps, and glue.
This beaded candle decoration adds some extra embellishment and flair even to ordinary candles. To make the candle charm, you will need beads, a wire coil, and pliers. Learn how to craft this beaded candle decoration by watching this video beading tutorial.
Check out this step-by-step guide on how to create a little elephant! Use sugarpaste mixed with CMC (Tylose/Tylopur) for this elephant. Ready made gumpaste will do the same job!
Many candle makers get their start making container candles - they are fun, pretty easy, and you can use any variety of containers to store them. See how to get started in container candle making.
Votive candles are one of the easiest candles to make, and are also usually the first experiments that candle makers take on. See what supplies you'll need, then learn how to make your own votive candles.
If taking a soothing bath is high on your list of favorite activities, then making one of these fizzy bath bombs will be worth your while. See how to mix and assemble bath soap bombs.
Using silk flower petals and leaves, you can create an elegant hand soap that will liven up your bathroom. Learn how to make your own single-use dipped flower and leaf soap.
Once you've mastered the basics of soap making, undoubtedly you will want to add some creative touches to your own soaps. Learn how to make your soap unique by splashing colorful chunks and slivers in it. This is perfect for christmas gift. Time to show your creativity once a year on christmas
Making your own soap from scratch combines a little bit of creativity with a little bit of science and a little bit of cooking. Learn how to make, melt, and pour soap in your home.
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.
This video will teach you how to make a wonderfully fragrant lavender oil.
One of the most misunderstood terms in cold process soap making is the word "trace." Find out what how to test and achieve trace in your next soap project.
Create beautiful butterfly soaps using colorful soap curls. Step-by-step instructions to guide you through the project.
This shell embed soap is perfect for summer beach houses no matter where you live. And, it's very easy to make.
Learn to embed a soap log (soap curl) in a loaf mold. Create sliced soaps in no time at all!
Learn to make soap logs (jelly roll type) and ribbon shaped embeds for use in loaf and tube molds.
In a previous soap making instructional we showed how to make soap frosting using MP soap base and whipped soap. There was quite a bit of soap frosting left-over from that project and we weren't sure what to do with it. Could it be re-used, re-mixed, remelted, or was it a total waste? We did some experimenting to find those answers.
What fun! Soap frosting. This instructional video gives the basic instructions for making soap frosting. Use to frost soap cupcakes, decorate the top of loaf soaps, or just do your own creative thing.
Here's what NOT to do when pouring soap layers. Not only should your soap be cooled down (so it doesn't break through the colored layers), it should also be completely melted.
An ideal favor for parties or showers. Layers of colorful sea salt in a plastic champagne glass topped off with a layer of soap. A few sprinkles of colored salt and a bath oil bead add the final finishing touches. An ideal favor for baby or wedding showers. An easy soap making craft for kids.
Learn how to make a sixties flower power hippie chick soap. A groovin' soap for any retro sixties chick for Christmas.
Create a striking gem stone soap using clear melt & pour soap base, jewel tone soap colors and medium coarse sea salt.
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!
Scented candles don't have anything on this Moujan creation. The best part is that it's "Hella simple."
This is a cool trick to make different color flames and candles. Enjoy the video. Make a colored fire and candles.
Rosie O'Donnell makes homemade soap in her craft corner. Learn to make festive homemade soaps with store bought soap, molds, coloring and your favorite scent. Make homemade soap with Rosie O'Donnell.
Learn how to make relaxation candles using ice and wax.
Martha Stewart uses OOMOO 30 Silicone Rubber from Smooth-On to make a twig candle mold and casts wax into it to demonstrate candle making. She make fake wood candles! Very cute.
Martha Stewart makes candle molds using Smooth-On PMC-744 Urethane Mold Rubber. Learn how to make molds and the candles!