This week was jammed packed with inspiration and exciting events. If you are looking for a fun way to try new soap projects and connect with fellow soapers, there are still a few spots open in the Spring Subscription of Soap Crafting Club. For more information about the club, head over to this post. This week we also announced a contest to win a Soap Crafting Book and Soap Crafting Kit for your mom or other loved one. Entering the contest is easy; simply upload a photo of a crafty gift you have made to Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter with hashtags #ShowMomLove and #BrambleBerry. Don’t wait, the contest ends April 20th!
Speaking of handmade gifts, this recipe for Cherry Blossom Solid Perfume would make the perfect, quick and easy present. Not only is solid perfume easy to make, it’s easy to use. If you’d like to learn more about making solid perfume, check out the “How to Make Solid Perfume” Soap Queen TV Video. If you’re interested in making liquid perfume, this tutorial for White Ginger and Amber Spray Perfume will show you how.
The Cherry Blossom Solid Perfume is a perfect spring gift.
This tutorial for the Natural Colorant Taiwan Swirl proves that natural colorants are anything but dull. If you need more convincing, look at the Facebook Photo of the Week from Herbolution Natural Body Care.
Look closely! The soap stamp says, “Chocolate: It’s not just for breakfast.”
This Chocolate Spice Organic Soap is scented with Anise essential oil and colored with dark chocolate. It looks absolutely decadent. I’s full of whimsical details, from the rustic cinnamon sticks and whole star anise to the playful soap stamp — chocolate is for bath time too!
Using only natural colorants and essential oils, the majority of Herbolution’s ingredients are also organic. Wondering about the difference between natural and organic when it comes to soap? This Natural vs. Organic post is full of helpful information.
Herbolution makes gorgeous soaps, full of fabulous color and texture. Shown above (from top, clockwise) is Rainbow Organic Soap, Strawberry Coconut Cream Soap, Organic Fir Soap and Black Detox Soap. If you’d like to learn more about natural colorants, the Sunday Night Spotlights on Brazilian Clay and Natural Colorants are full of information on how to use them.
Post pictures of your crafty creations on the Facebook page each week for a chance to be featured on the Soap Queen blog and receive a sweet soapy package from Bramble Berry. Photos are chosen based on consensus from the Bramble Berry staff, so the best way to increase your chances of winning is to show us lots of photos!