Wax Sealed Valentines

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With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, now is the time to start creating gifts for your loved ones. Handwritten valentines are an excellent way to show love and appreciation; I’m a firm believer in the power of a well written card! This year, make your love note one to remember with a dramatic wax seal.

Sealant wax is commonly comprised of beeswax and resin to create an incredibly hard, sticky wax. Without resin, this combination of waxes is not as hard and brittle as traditional sealant wax, but it’s perfect for adding a decorative touch to your letters.

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For the Love of Waterlily: a Bath Fizzy Tutorial

Love is in the air and we couldn’t be happier. February is one of my favorite times of the year because Valentine’s Day lands in the middle of it and there are always so many fun projects that you can do for it.  Still on the lookout for more Valentine’s projects? Check out this V-Day mashup for more inspiration.

This project came to me back when we announced the S.O.A.P. 2012 fragrances, I knew that I just had to use the Waterlily Orange in a Valentine’s Project because it just smells amazing! And, we all know how much I love bath fizzies, so read on and learn how to make a great and fizzy Valentine’s gift.

For the love of waterlily

Recipe:

1 cup Citric Acid

2 cups Baking Soda

4 Tablespoons Kaolin Clay

1/4 cup Epsom Salt

2 Tablespoons Deodorized Cocoa Butter, melted

9 mL Waterlily Orange Fragrance Oil

Cantaloupe LaBomb Colorant

Gurlie Pink LaBomb Colorant

Witch Hazel

Simple Heart Mold

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Embedded Heart Melt and Pour Tutorial

As we head full swing into February, love is in the air. Here’s an adorable melt and pour project that is great for practicing layers and embedding. I used a unique trick to get these heart cut-outs to sit up on their sides. Read on and try not to fall in love with this soap.

Embedded Hearts

Recipe:

55 oz. Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base

 Shimmer Yellow Color Block

 Perfect Orange Color Block

 Super Pearly White Color Block

 Red Blue Mica

 Mango Peach Salsa Fragrance Oil

 Heart Shaped Soap Cutter

 Glossy Silicone Square Tray Mold

Silicone Loaf Mold

 

  Mini-Scoop

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Valentine’s Day Mashup

Valentine’s Day is just right around the corner (19 days if you are counting!), and I know many of you are going to make some special soapy projects for the wonderful people in your life. From Cold Process and Melt and Pour soaps to Lipstick, Lip Balms, and Massage Candles, here’s a convenient mashup of ideas for making those fun and soapy Valentines.

Valentine's Day Mashup

Ombre Heart SoapsChocolate Lip Balms with Cocoa Powder, Lipstick RecipesRose Melt and Pour SoapsValentine Soap WrapsMP Loves CP [Read more…]

Facebook Photo of the Week 1/11 – 1/18

What an exciting week we’ve had here at Bramble Berry! I’ve enjoyed watching the hundreds of photos coming in from our newest Make it Monday contest and awed and inspired by your creativity. We still have another week to go and I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us. We’ve also released another new SQTV episode featuring Jeanee from Dirty Laundry — check it out here. Are you ready for this weeks winner? Check below…

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Happy Valentine’s Day

I know you’re distracted by the little bum and that Cupid has caught you with his arrow but there are cute Valentine soaps in the background. Click here to get your last minute (like, very last minute) soap wraps!