Today is Daylight Savings Time, and I’m excited to “spring forward.” While it means we lose an hour of sleep, the days become longer and we are that much closer to spring. I’m curious to see what my kids do with the time change; toddlers don’t really do well with time changes. Wish me luck! =) To celebrate the upcoming season, I have been crafting up a storm. Keep your eyes on the blog for new spring projects and products. Be sure to sign up for the Bramble Berry Newsletter to be the first to hear about exciting new items and exclusive tutorials. In the meantime, check out some of my favorite spring tutorials below.
When I think of spring, flowers immediately come to mind. In the Green Meadow Melt and Pour (shown above), small soapy flowers are added to the top of each bar. It’s fragranced with Grass Stain Fragrance Oil for a fresh smell. If you’re a fan of classic floral scents, the Yellow Chamomile Cold Process Soap and the Layered Lavender Cold Process Soap feature sophisticated floral fragrances.
In the Soothing Floral Bath Salts Tutorial, dried rose petals, calendula petals and lavender buds are mixed with various salts to create a relaxing bath additive. It’s made with Orange Blossom Candle and Soap Fragrance Oil. Love bathing in flowers? The Lavender and Chamomile Goat Milk Bath Tea uses Lavender 40/40 and Chamomile Essential Oil to lightly scent the bath water.
The Soothing Floral Bath Salts feature dried botanicals and a light floral scent.
I can’t wait for the roses in my garden to start blooming. In the meantime, roses are a great inspiration for spring projects. In the Rosy Red Lip Gloss Tutorial, Rose Pearl Mica and Merlot Sparkle Mica create a sheer rosy hue. It’s scented with Passionfruit Rose Fragrance and Flavor Oil. In the Pikake Flower Bath Bombs, dried rose petals give the fizzies decoration.
If you’re starting to spruce up your garden, scrubby products keep skin smooth. Watch the Soap Queen TV video below to learn how to make melt and pour gardeners soap. The bars contain two exfoliating ingredients: walnut shells and shredded loofah. Together, they create a bar that easily removes dirt and dead skin.
If you prefer a scrub, check out the Soaks and Scrubs category for a wide range of recipe ideas. Some of my favorites include the Cranberry Sugar Scrub, Pumpkin Spice Latte Sugar Scrub and the Rose Clay Sugar Scrub. If you’re looking for a recipe using ingredients you may already have in your kitchen, the Olive Oil and Dead Sea Salt Scrub is simple to make.
With blooming gardens comes bees and butterflies. The Save the Honey Bee Melt and Pour Soap was created for a good cause. Bramble Berry donates $3.50 for every Save the Honey Bee Mold sold to the UC Davis Honey Bee Research Fund. Scented with Wildflower Honey Fragrance Oil, it’s a fun way to get crafty while making a difference. If you’re a cold process soaper, the Honey Bee Funnel Pour Cold Process features cold process frosting and melt and pour embeds.
If you prefer butterflies, the Monarch Butterfly Swirl Cold Process Soap uses classic butterfly colors of orange, yellow and black. The same colors are used in the Monarch Butterfly Melt and Pour Tutorial to create guest sized bars. Small butterfly erasers are placed in the center of the Butterfly Sparkle Surprise Bath Bombs for a fun surprise when they fizz in the tub.
What are you crafting for spring? Keep your eyes on the blog and Bramble Berry Newsletter to learn about new spring products and projects!