It’s another throw-back Thursday video! This one features Kristy Schemrich, an amazingly talented soapmaker and teacher at our 2011 Soap Weekend Intensive (when we filmed this video). This soap has many steps but once you break it down the technique is surprisingly easy. It’s been wonderful looking back through the archives, we clearly had so much fun filming with Kristy as you can see from this blooper reel.
Cold, dry weather can wreak havoc on the skin causing it to become dry, irritated and flaky. This rich and creamy Whipped Champagne Shea Butter helps protect skin from the harsh elements and restores moisture. Shea butter is a medium hard butter that begins to melt upon skin contact. When whipped, shea butter becomes a light and fluffy texture that is easy to apply.
Scented with Champagne Fragrance Oil, this whipped butter smells wonderfully bubbly and effervescent. The addition of tapioca powder gives a smooth powdery finish, and helps cut back on the oily, greasy feeling. Meadowfoam oil is added to create a smoother texture, and for its moisturizing properties. If you’ve never whipped butter before, you can see the process in action in the Whipped Body Butter Soap Queen Tv Episode!
Today’s video is a Soap Queen Short. These are different than the regular, full length videos in that they are quick and show a fun, easy recipe that doesn’t require much explaining.
This Fresh Rain Sugar Scrub is so easy to make and a really nice alternative to traditional oil & sugar scrubs that can be greasy and slippery in the shower. Potassium Cocoate is one of the key ingredients in this scrub. It’s a soap concentrate made from coconut oil that contains glycerin resulting in a lovely, moisture-rich scrub. Plus, Jojoba beads add a pretty sprinkle of color, and, as highlighted in this Sunday Night Spotlight, they are an ideal alternative to plastic micro-beads.
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Recipe to make 3 jars of scrub:
- 10.5 oz Sugar
- 1.5 oz Shea Butter
- 1 oz Potassium Cocoate
- 0.6 oz Ocean Blue Jojoba Beads
- 6 mL Optiphen
- 6 mL Mallow Extract
- 6 mL Rain fragrance oil
- 3 Plastic Bail Jars
For tired and cracked heels, this mosturizing Heel Balm will freshen up your feet in no time. The secret ingredient is the Cera Bellina Wax, which gives the balm a smooth and luxurious texture. It also contains a number of skin loving oils and butters, including Shea Butter, Castor Oil, Cocoa Butter, Avocado Oil and Fractionated Coconut Oil. For a step-by-step how to guide on giving yourself a home pedicure, check out our free PDF guide. The cute labels for the jars are also available as a free PDF item.
Little extras often make a good lotion a fantastic lotion, and this Argan & Shea Lotion has no shortage of extras. The recipe is highly customizable, and you can choose between three different scent, color and extract options. All three options contain powerful and unique skin-loving antioxidants and vitamins. Bonus, this tutorial comes with free PDF labels to give this lotion a professional touch.
In this episode of Soap Queen TV, I redeem myself. In case you don’t remember, I posted a video on how to do the Peacock Swirl in cold process soap and although the soap turned out nice, it wasn’t a great example of the peacock swirl design. So I designed a set of tools to help me do it perfectly every time. While I’ve used the swirl tools in previous tutorials (peacock challenge, frog foot swirl, & butterfly swirl), you get to see them in action in this video!
Please Note: The in-video links only work on the YouTube website (darn!).
See the basic cold process videos here.
SAFETY FIRST: Suit up for safe handling practices! That means goggles, gloves and long sleeves. Make sure kids, pets, and other distractions and tripping hazards are out of the house or don’t have access to your soaping space. Always soap in a well-ventilated area.
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To make the soap in this video you will need:
- 32 oz Pure Olive Oil
- 12 oz Rice Bran Oil
- 16 oz Coconut Oil
- 16 oz Palm Oil
- 4 oz Shea Butter
- 10.9 oz Sodium Hydroxide
- 26.4 oz Distilled Water
- 3.5 oz Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil
- 1.5 oz Anise Essential Oil
- 1 teaspoon Brown Oxide
- 1 teaspoon Hydrated Chrome Green
- 1 teaspoon Black Oxide
- 1 teaspoon Burgundy Oxide
- 2 teaspoons Tangerine Wow! pigment
- 2 teaspoons Titanium Dioxide
- 8 tablespoons Sunflower Oil
Tools and molds I used include:
I’ve been so absorbed with cold process recipes because of the Soap Crafting book I thought it would be nice to change things up and get back to melt & pour soap. In this episode of Soap Queen TV, I make an incredibly luxurious soap which I named the Spa Bar. For the base I used our Shea melt & pour soap and then I used Activated Charcoal and Rose Clay for their purifying and cleansing properties – plus they look gorgeous together. To scent the bars I used Sandalwood, Rose Absolute, and Red Brazilian Mandarin Essential Oils for a natural finish to this tiny spa in a bar of soap project.
To make this soap you will need:
- 56 ounces Shea Melt & Pour soap
- 1/2 teaspoon Activated Charcoal
- 1 tablespoon Rose Clay
- 0.4 oz. Red Brazilian Mandarin
- 6 mL Sandalwood Essential Oil
- 6 mL Rose Absolute
- 12 Cavity Rectangle Mold
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