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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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!
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, ...
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!
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Learn to make soap logs (jelly roll type) and ribbon shaped embeds for use in loaf and tube molds.
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...
This shows you how to use a drill to make wick holes in silicone molds for candles.
Breads get made in loaves not because bakers find the shape aesthetically pleasing, but because it saves them lots of time, energy, and effort.
Create a striking gem stone soap using clear melt & pour soap base, jewel tone soap colors and medium coarse sea salt.
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.
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).
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!
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).
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.
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.
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.
Here is the procedure to prepare a whipped / Float soap.
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.
Suzanne Ivester demonstrates how to cover a glass votive candle holder with stenciled polymer clay and embellish it with rubber stamping and metallic effects. Polymer clay is a highly versatile material and can be manipulated to create various effects for myriad crafting projects. Watch this video crafting tutorial and learn how to make a polymer clay candle holder with an Asian-themed dragon.
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!
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.
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...
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.
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.
Martha shows how to make bamboo candles. Bamboo candles, which have built-in shelves, are a pretty way to decorate the table the next time you're entertaining, both indoors and out. Make bamboo candles.
Well, this isn't the prettiest looking candle, but you will learn how to make a floating candle and we're sure once you see the process, you'll be able to make a more elegant version. Make a floating candle for decoration.
Has your candle melted down and left wax all over your pretty glass holder? Look no further, this video has all the tips you need to get that ugly wax off of your nice votive or glass tabletop.
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.
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.
Sure, votives are romantic and tapers are elegant, but molded candles are just plain fun – they can be any shape you want!
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.
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.