Monarch Butterfly Swirl Cold Process Tutorial

Monarch Butterfly Swirl Cold Process Soap

With gorgeous orange, yellow and black wings, the monarch may be the most recognizable type of butterfly. It lives in warm climates such as Mexico, California and along the Gulf Coast, and is known for its annual migration from Eastern North America to Mexico. This Monarch Butterfly Swirl Cold Process was inspired by these gorgeous insects. Layers of monarch-colored soap are poured into the mold and swirled with a hanger swirl tool to create the effect of butterfly wings.

The fun part about the butterfly swirl is that every bar looks unique. When the bars are placed side by side, the butterfly image really pops. This technique was created by Zahida of Handmade in Florida, click here to read our interview with her. As a bonus, now until May 26th, a collection of items inspired by bees and butterflies are 20% off with the code: BUTTABEES. Click here to see the full list of items which include Pure Honey Fragrance Oil, Yellow Oxide and the Tall Narrow Wood Loaf Mold.

Monarch Butterfly Swirl Cold Process Soap DIY

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How to Infuse Oils with a Crock-Pot

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A simple handmade cold process soap is made up of oils, butters and sodium hydroxide lye. Various oils give handmade soap different properties, so each combination of oils will make a unique bar. Click here to learn more about the various properties of common soap making oils. To take your soap … Continue Reading

Monarch Butterfly Melt & Pour Tutorial

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With spring comes warmer temperatures, blooming flowers and ripe produce. The influx of flowers brings forth honeybees and butterflies. These Monarch Butterfly Melt and Pour soaps were inspired by the classic monarch butterfly colors, orange and black. These guest-sized soap are great for visitors … Continue Reading

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I am an over-the-top ridiculous, messy crafter. If you left me in a Michaels craft store for a month with enough microwaveable meals and water, I could happily live there, exploring all the different arts, crafts and crazy skills they have to offer (seriously though, I've always wanted to learn how … Continue Reading

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Salts are a versatile ingredient for bath and body products. They can be used to remove dead skin in soap and scrubs, or in the bath tub for a soothing soak. There are a wide variety of salts, including dendritic salt, dead sea salt, pink sea salt and epsom salt. Each salt has slightly different … Continue Reading

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Happy Saturday! Today is another beautiful, sunny day in Washington state. So far, the kiddos and I have had a low-key morning followed by a trip to Farmer's Market and, continuing to move out of our old home. We enjoyed eggs and chia/hempseed/buckwheat cereal for breakfast, followed by reading lots … Continue Reading