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.
It’s another Throw-Back Thursday #tbt on Soap Queen TV. This time Christy from KB Shimmer is joining me to demonstrate a classic swirl. This video is from 2010, so please forgive the retro set design.
Please note that before making the soap in this video you should be comfortable making basic batches of cold process soap. This is definitely an advanced technique, so if you haven’t made CP soap before you must watch and practice the recipes in my basic Cold Process soapmaking video series (it’s free!).
In this video we talk about using room temperature lye water. What this means is that we mixed up the lye solution 3 or 4 hours before we made our soap so that it wouldn’t be hot when we used it. You could even mix up your lye solution the day before – just be really sure it is well labeled and not left in a place where someone might think it was just water. Using room temperature lye helps to slow down the saponification process so that you have plenty of time to work with your soap and make those beautiful swirls!
Buy all the ingredients and the mold to make this soap here.
20.7 oz Distilled Water
8.9 oz Lye (Sodium Hydroxide)
2 Heat safe non-reactive containers
3 small non-reactive containers for colors
Long sleeve shirt and pants
The temperature keeps dropping here in Bellingham, so here at Bramble Berry we decided to embrace it! This week was full of tutorials that are great for fall and the holidays, like these Neroli and Shea Blossom Wax Tart Melts. Scented with clean and floral Neroli & Shea Blossom Fragrance Oil, these tarts are a simple way to comfort you on a rainy day.
It’s another throw-back Thursday #tbt video from the unpublished archives of Soap Queen TV! This was originally filmed in 2010 – check out my bangs!
In this video, learn to make a unique emulsified scrub that is both cleansing and moisturizing. It’s a little more complicated to make than a traditional oil and salt (or sugar) scrub. But the benefits make it well worth the effort. This scrub is easier to use, doesn’t feel greasy or leave a slippery mess in the shower and it won’t leak if you ship it or it falls sideways.
PLUS! for the next few days get 20% off some of the key ingredients in this project. Use coupon code SCRUBSALE and get 20% off of castile liquid soap, E-Wax, Stearic Acid and Dead Sea Salt.
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.
Click here to get everything you need to make this scrub.
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
One of the amazing things about soap making is the wide variety of different techniques and possibilities. In this episode of Soap Queen TV, I show you how to create one of my favorite soapy techniques…cold process soap frosting! Simply whip together cool oils and lye to create a light and fluffy texture that is great for piping. Soap frosting is incredibly versatile, and works great for soap cupcakes, or soapy flowers.