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…

Monument Soapworks [Read more…]

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!

Valentine Soap Wraps

EEEP! Valentines day is next week. I have a good excuse for forgetting and that reason just learned to crawl like a big boy – no more army crawling for him. But I digress … If you’re still wondering how to wrap up your valentine soaps, I’ve got an easy (and free) last minute idea for you. This sweet packaging involves printing, folding, whole punching and ribbon tying – easy peasy lemon squeezy! We’ve designed a FREE Valentine Wrap to fit our cube molds perfectly whether you’re making melt and pour or cold process soap. I’ve been having a little too much fun with the cube mold  that’s developed into a full-blown obsession (I’m sure you daily readers have noticed- sorry ’bout that. I’ll try to branch out. I swear!).  If you make melt and pour soap, try the Faux Swirl melt and pour recipe we posted last week! If cold process is more your style, try our Valentine themed soap with embedded hearts. Also check out Holiday Cube Soaps and Crazy for Cubes posts.

Get your FREE Valentine Soap Wraps!

Folding Instructions

1)            Print the free downloadable template out on card stock.

2)            Cut out a band (there are 2 per sheet). Place soap in center of band and fold wrap over soap, making 4 “soft” folds.

3)            Remove soap and crease folds. Replace soap on band between bottom creases.

4)            Line up vertical tops, fold over both ways, creasing top folds.

5)            Next, fold top ends over to form the flap, punch one hole in the center.

6)            Cut ribbon 7” long, fold in half and feed through punched hole, ends going through front to back to make a little lariat. Feed ends through loop and tighten.

To get the pretty pink color above, use 2 drops of the new Non-bleeding Cherry Colorant in a rubbing alcohol slurry. Then mix in the colorant in 18 ounces of white soap base . If you have any other ideas on how to use the heart wrap, we want to see it! Show us on the Bramble Berry Facebook page.  Happy Valentine’s Day!