Facebook and Instagram Photo of the Week (March 21st ~ March 27th)

The longer you soap, the more soapy supplies tend to build up. Before you know it, your house is overflowing with oils, fragrances and molds. This week had tips on how to use and care for your supplies. For instance, if your wood molds get messy, you can use a soap scraper/cutter to remove any hardened soap and polish them with Simple Citrus Furniture PolishSilicone molds are easy to maintain, and can be cleaned with 99% isopropyl alcohol, dish soap and warm water. Read more tips in the How to Care for Silicone and Wood Molds post.

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How to Use 2-Part Silicone Molds on Soap Queen TV

How to Use 2-Part Silicone Molds on SoapQueen TV

If you’ve ever wondered how to use 2-part silicone molds, this Soap Queen TV Short is here to help! Made of durable silicone, the 2-part silicone molds are great for creating soapy embeds. Simply secure the two ends pieces together , and place the molds into a container to position the molds upright. Then fill up the molds, and trim the soap as necessary. Looking for the next step? Check out the How to Make Rainbow Heart Soap video to watch these embeds in action!


Have you used a silicone column mold before? I would love to see photos of your projects on the Bramble Berry Facebook page!

Facebook and Instagram Photo of the Week (March 7th ~ March 13th)

The weather here in Bellingham, WA has been gorgeous. The sunny days and warm temperatures have us thinking of sandy beaches. If it’s still cold where you live, you can bring the beach to you with our Sweet Sea Dreams promotion. As part of the promotion, several colorants are 15% off with the code: SWEETSEA. To see all the sale items, click here. 

A combination of Cellini Blue Mica and Gold Sparkle Mica create a sea-inspired blue that makes the Mermaid Shell Melt and Pour Soaps stand out. To get a realistic clam shell look, several thin layers of soap are poured into the mold and a fork is used to create texture. The soap is finished with a fresh smell from Crisp Cotton Fragrance Oil.

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Lemon Poppy Seed Cold Process on Soap Queen TV

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Bright and cheery, it’s no wonder the Lemon Poppy Seed Cold Process was the top tutorial from 2014! With so much great feedback, you can now watch this project from start to finish in the Lemon Poppy Seed Cold Process video on Soap Queen TV. This soap is an advanced project, with a super straight mica vein and textured top. The fragrance combination of Lemon Verbena Yankee Type and Champagne smells bubbly and slightly sweet.

What You’ll Need:
9.9 oz. Coconut Oil
9.9 oz. Olive Oil
9.9 oz. Palm Oil
3.3 oz. Rice Bran Oil
4.6 oz. Sodium Hydroxide
10.8 oz. distilled water
Titanium Dioxide
Fizzy Lemonade Colorant
Luster Black Mica
1 tbs. Poppy Seeds
.5 oz. Lemon Verbena Yankee Type Fragrance Oil
1 oz. Champagne Fragrance Oil
10″ Silicone Loaf Mold
Optional: Sodium Lactate

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Rainbow Hearts Melt & Pour on Soap Queen TV

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This Rainbow Heart Melt and Pour soap will make you smile with plenty of sparkle, color and hearts. Inspired by a previous Soap Queen tutorial of the same name, the design has been updated to include more hearts and color in each bar. Pink Grapefruit Fragrance Oil gives the project a bright and happy scent.

This melt and pour soap includes six vibrantly colored heart embeds created with the Mini Heart Silicone Column Mold. Color blocks are used to give each heart a different rainbow hue. To help the layers and embeds adhere, having a bottle of 99% isopropyl alcohol nearby is crucial. Spraying rubbing alcohol in between and after pouring layers helps the soap stick together, and disperses any bubbles on top.


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Facebook Photo of the Week (Jan. 31st ~ Feb. 6th)

One of my favorite things in life is to look at beautiful things; specifically, YOUR beautiful soap creations. My book hashtag, #soapcrafting, on Instagram has many stunning photos already. But because I just can’t get enough of your photos, I’d love to see even more! Each Friday, I will pick a photo on Instagram to win a copy of the Soap Crafting book, and share on Bramble Berry Instgram accountTo enter, use the hashtag #soapshare on your Instagram photos. I can’t wait to see your soapy projects. =)

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Rose Clay Exfoliating Mask on Soap Queen TV

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Easy to make and fun to use, clay masks are the perfect way to give facial skin extra TLC. In this Soap Queen TV short video, Anne-Marie shows you how to make a clay mask that moisturizes and exfoliates. Made with luxurious argan and meadowfoam oil, this mask gives the skin essential nutrients such as vitamin E. As you wash the mask off, the walnut shells and clays gently exfoliate away dry, flaky skin.

This mask has a thick, spreadable texture. If you prefer a thinner mask, you can add slightly more oil. When removing the mask, use a gentle cleanser to thoroughly rinse off the clay. Because of the vibrant red color, the clay does have the possibility to stain washcloths. Using a cleanser and hands works just fine when removing the mask.

What You’ll Need:
2.4 oz. Rose Clay
.7 oz Kaolin Clay
.3 oz Walnut Shells
1.4 oz Argan Oil
1.2 oz. Meadowfoam Oil
.1 Evening Primrose Extract
1.8 mL Phenonip
4 oz. Jar with White Twist Cap

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Rose Clay Exfoliating Mask on Soap Queen TV
 
Made with moisturizing oils and skin loving clays, this facial mask moisturizes and exfoliates.
Recipe type: Face Products
Serves: One 4 oz. Jar

Ingredients
  • 2.4 oz Rose Clay
  • .7 oz Kaolin Clay
  • .3 oz Walnut Shells
  • 1.4 oz Argan Oil
  • 1.2 oz Meadowfoam Oil
  • .1 oz Evening Primrose Extract
  • 1.8 mL Phenonip
  • One 4 oz. Jar with White Twist Cap

Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, add rose clay, kaolin clay and walnut shells. Stir to combine.
  2. Add the argan, meadowfoam oil, phenonip and evening primrose extract and stir to combine. The mixture will be quite thick, but keep stirring!
  3. Once the mixture is thoroughly combined, place the mixture into the jar and enjoy!

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