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.
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...
In this video, GoPlanetEarth.com shows viewers how to make bath bombs. The ingredients needed are: a half cup of Epsom salt, a half cup of citric acid, one cup of baking soda, one teaspoon of liquid glycerin, one teaspoon of water, three teaspoons of oil (the fragrance for your bath bomb), three tablespoons of sunflower or canola oil, one-fourth of a teaspoon of Borax, and food coloring (liquid). You will also need to have bath bomb molds, latex gloves, a bowl, a glass measuring cup, and pape...
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.
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An instructional video on making melt & pour rubber soaps using a special duck pond soap mold.
Add some fizzle and sizzle to bath time with a homemade bath bomb. Bath bombs make great holiday or birthday gifts.
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.
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 shows you how to use a drill to make wick holes in silicone molds for candles.
This video will teach you how to make a wonderfully fragrant lavender oil.
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.
This video shows you how to make soap curls for use in molded soap cavities. Create colorful, fun boutique style soaps for gift giving.
Learn to embed a soap log (soap curl) in a loaf mold. Create sliced soaps in no time at all!
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.
Breads get made in loaves not because bakers find the shape aesthetically pleasing, but because it saves them lots of time, energy, and effort.
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...
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...
This shows you how to demold a pillar candle from a silicone mold.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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, ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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, 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...
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!
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.
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!
Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza demonstrate the way of making medieval candles using tissue paper transfer technique. Steve asks you to first take a piece of tissue paper and a square-shaped chunky stamp. Then you should load the stamp with black pigment. Once the loading is completed, you should cut the tissue paper in square shape and place the shining side on the stamp and give a nice light press with your fingers. Then once you get the stamp image on the tissue, gently take it out and pl...
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.
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.
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.