It was a tasty week here on the blog with recipes like the Berry Rhubarb Crumble Soap. It’s scented with the new Red Berry Rhubarb Fragrance Oil, which is a perfect blend of sweet and tart. It complements the base, which is colored with Magenta Mica and Brick Red Oxide Pigment. Walnut shells and rolled oats create a realistic crumble top. The soap is finished with a dollop of soapy whipped cream.
The Hanger Swirl Soap smells sweet as well. The Crisp Cotton Fragrance Oil in the recipe has notes of fresh blood orange, sea berry and violet leaf. The soap features bright blue and yellow layers, which go perfectly with the crisp scent. A Hanger Swirl Tool is used to create the interesting design. Watch the video tutorial here.
Mixing fragrances is a great way to create a custom blend. We include a free fragrance sample in every Bramble Berry order. For the Sample of the Month, we create scent blends and share our favorites. There is also an easy project each month! See those projects in the Winter and Spring 2016 Fragrance Oil Blends post.
The Bramble Berry App now includes the Fragrance Calculator. That means you can calculate light, medium and strong recommendations for all of our fragrance and essential oils right on your phone. You can also now use coupons on the app and pay for your orders with PayPal. Learn more in the Bramble Berry App Update post.
The detail in Jenna’s bar really sets it apart. The beautiful swirl, frosting and stamp add interest to the soap. The shimmery butterfly on top is a perfect finishing touch. For more cute embeds, check out the Emerald Swirl Cold Process Soap. The Honey Bee Funnel Pour Soap features an adorable bee embed.
Above (clockwise, top left) are Jenna’s Berries and Cream Soap, Day Time Fantasy Soap, Apricot Soap and Vanilla Latte Soap. For more dessert-inspired soap, check out the Lemon Cold Process Soap Cupcakes Tutorial. Get the look with melt and pour in the Luscious Lemon Cupcakes Tutorial.
This week’s Instagram Photo of the Week by Sabrina with The Pig and the Peacock features a beautiful black and white design. I love the pattern in the Midsummers Night Soap. It’s so unique and creative. See more of her work on her Instagram page.
Post pictures of your crafty creations on the Facebook page each week for a chance to be featured on the Soap Queen blog and receive a sweet soapy package from Bramble Berry. Photos are chosen based on consensus from the Bramble Berry staff, so the best way to increase your chances of winning is to show us lots of photos!
To participate in the Instagram contest, hashtag your pictures with #soapshare. Each Friday, I will pick a photo on Instagram to be featured on the Bramble Berry Instagram account.
For those of you who have been featured on the blog, we now have an official “Featured on the Soap Queen” badge! You can include that badge on your website, blog, pictures, etc. To save the badge, click here. =)