This week was all about bright spring colors. The Neon Geometric Melt and Pour Soap features pink, yellow, green and purple angled layers. The layers are made by propping the mold at an angle and pouring the soap in. To go with the spring colors, the soap is scented with Yuzu Cybilla Fragrance Oil. The bars are a perfect addition to an Easter basket.
The Couture Confetti Cold Process Soap features vibrant colors as well. The recipe uses shredded cold process soap to create a confetti look in the bottom layer. The top layer is colored with Fired Up Fuchsia Colorant, and the top is covered with plenty of Fine Iridescent Glitter. It’s scented with Bramble Berry’s Juicy Couture Type Fragrance Oil.
Spring is a great time to start preparing for wedding season. The Bath and Beauty Wedding Favor Roundup has several easy tutorials, including the Nail Polish Wedding Favors. To make them, all you have to do is add color to Suspending Nail Polish Base and shake well. The Cold Process Soap Favors are another option. They are made with the Lots of Lather Quick Mix, which creates a bubbly bar of soap.
Castor oil helps create large bubbles in soap. It also adds cleansing properties. Castor oil, which is extracted from the seeds of the castor plant, can be used in products like oil cleansers and solid bubble bath. It also adds some shine to lip products, as seen in the Rosy Red Lip Gloss Tutorial. Read more about castor oil in the Sunday Night Spotlight.
We love sharing tips and tricks on the Soap Queen blog, but we also love hearing yours. We recently had a Share Your Favorite Soaping Tip Contest and got so many amazing responses. The soaping community is so creative. Some of the most frequent were have fun, stay organized, safety first and don’t get discouraged. Check out the Your Favorite Soaping Tips post for more.
We also love seeing the beautiful creations you make, like this week’s Facebook Photo of the Week by Anastasia with Not Only the Soap. Her Damask Rim Soap is the winner of the Great Cakes Soapworks Challenge Club international category. It’s easy to see why!
Anastasia’s gorgeous rimmed soap is made with white clay, Ylang Ylang III essential oil, lavender essential oil and patchouli essential oil. The way the pink shimmers against the white soap is really gorgeous. I love the pink inside as well. For more circular soapy designs, check out the Faux Funnel Pour Cold Process Soap. The Exfoliating Green Tea Cold Process Bars are made with the 12 Bar Round Silicone Mold.
Above (clockwise, top left) are Anastasia’s flower soap, collection of rimmed soap, raised pattern soap and lotus soap. If you love the designs on Anastasia’s flower and raised pattern soap, check out the Jasmine Lace Cold Process Tutorial. The Romantic Rose Gold Melt and Pour Soap features a shimmery floral design on top.
This week’s Instagram Photo of the Week by Amy with Whipped Upp has a beautiful design as well. The drop pattern in her Citrus Patchouli Spice Soap is so elegant. I love the way the colors swirl inside the drop. See more of Amy’s amazing work on her Instagram page.