- Time:30 minutes
- Yields:8 lip pots
Solid perfume is a great way to carry fragrance with you without worrying about spills. This Cherry Blossom perfume is made with Bramble Berry Solid Perfume Base. It contains several skin-loving oils, like Coconut Oil and Avocado Oil. Cherry Blossom Fragrance Oil is a subtle fruity floral scent, well suited as a perfume scent. This is a unique and colorful twist on a traditional uncolored perfume balm.
Tools and Ingredients:
Skewer or Toothpick
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ONE: Melt 2 ounces of Solid Perfume Base in a heat safe container. Add one scoop of Rose Pearl mica to make a nice light pink color and add 1/4 oz Cherry Blossom Fragrance oil. Mix together very well and fill 8 flower shaped lip pots and allow to set-up.
TWO: Re-melt the remainder of the pink perfume base and add another scoop of Rose Pearl mica to make a deeper pink color. Using a dropper, place a circle of this deeper pink in the center of the little flower pots.
THREE: Re-melt the deep pink lip balm base left over (if necessary) and add a scoop of Activated Charcoal. Mix in well.
FOUR: Using a skewer or toothpick place little dots of the black base in a circle in the center. These will be solid within seconds and ready to use!
Check out some awesome blends using Cherry Blossom!
It’s Contest time! But this time we are mixing things up a little. You aren’t competing to win something for yourself but for someone else. Someone very special…..
Here’s how it works. You post an image of a gift you have made for someone else (it can be anything; a cake, a crochet scarf, a pair of earrings, even soap) on Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest and tag it with #ShowMomLove and #BrambleBerry. We will pick 8 of our favorites and the Mothers of the winners will get a soap crafting kit and a copy of the Soap Crafting book. That’s right – if you win, we send your Mom a Mother’s Day present! 8 lucky recipients will get all the ingredients needed to make the LabColors Ombre soap from the Soap Crafting book plus the book itself!
- Using your account on Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest, post an image of a handmade gift you’ve created
- Write #ShowMomLove and #BrambleBerry in the description
- Post your image on or before April 20th, 2014
- Watch for our announcement on April 22nd of the lucky winners
- Addresses for kit recipients must be in the continental 48 states due to shipping restrictions.
- Kit includes, oils, colors, lye and fragrance and the Soap Crafting Book. Recipient will need to provide a mold, distilled water and basic soapmaking tools to complete the project.
Above is an example of the Ombre Soap created with the recipe from the Soap Crafting Book.
The only way to make soapmaking better is to have a friend craft along with you. Join the Soap Crafting club, and receive personalized attention from Amber and I, but you’ll also be able to interact with fellow soapmakers from around the country. Two Soap Crafting club sessions have been held so far, and they are fantastic places to ask questions, get advice and show off the lovely soaps you make along the way. There is a catch though – we cap the participants and over half of the subscription for the Spring Session have been reserved. The Soapcrafting Club Sprint Session starts in April and we would love to have you join us.
“Laughter is an instant vacation.” – Milton Berle
We recently took a family trip to Hawaii with Grandma and Grandpa Faiola. My Dad had a medical conference and invited us to tag along so I cashed in all of our air miles and we took off an adventure.It was our first time traveling with the kids so we were both a little nervous. The flights were just as bad as we expected (worse, actually) but once we got to Hawaii, memories of the bad flight quickly faded. It was Jamisen and Lily’s first time experiencing sand and they loved it! We had a good time exploring the waves, making sand castles, eating yummy food at the restaurants and laughing. Click to read more. (more…)
The first week of March flew by, and this week on the blog was all about helpful tips and surprising combinations. Sunday’s Soap Queen Cuisine recipe took a healthy twist on the donut. These Vegan Maple-Sriracha Donuts are a flavor combination so wild it works! If you’re looking for a lotion with lots of skin-loving additives, look no further than the luxurious lotion tutorial. The lotion itself is already super skin-loving given its base of Argan oil and Shea butter, but you can customize it up to three ways with various extract, scent and color combinations.
Quickly and easily determine the final color of your lip balms using the Spoon Trick.
Speaking of color combinations, how can you tell the color of your lip balm before the whole batch has hardened? One easy way is the spoon trick. It makes coloring lip balms a breeze. Finally, celebrate the luck o’ the Irish with the the Shamrock Cold Process. The soap features a sloping half circle to highlight the cute soap stamp in the center. In fact, the shape reminds us of this week’s Facebook Photo of the Week.
- Time:45 minutes
- Yields:3 lbs. of soap
Don’t be caught without your green this St. Patty’s Day! This cold process soap recipe features clean green and yellow soap layers enhanced by a cute Four Leaf Clover Stamp. Embellish with a little gold sparkle mica and you’ve got a bar of soap fit for a leprechaun’s pot of gold.
Coloring lip balm can be tricky. Often times, getting the perfect oil and wax blend is difficult to master, and the color in melted balm is different than the color on your lips. To eliminate the guesswork, the spoon trick is an excellent way to quickly identify the color and texture of your dried lip balm without waiting for the whole batch to harden.
To formulate your lipstick and lip balms more quickly, stick a metal spoon in the freezer for 1 – 2 hours so it’s nice and cold. Make your perfect lip balm or lipstick formula and then dip the frozen spoon into the liquid balm. The balm will immediately harden on the spoon, revealing its true color. Check out the examples below: