This week was all about fall. When the temperatures start dropping, a cup of hot coffee or tea is a perfect start to the day. Coffee and tea are also great in soap. They give bars a warm color and subtle scent. You can also use coffee grounds to exfoliate the skin and coffee butter to moisturize it. Learn more in the How to Use Coffee and Tea in Soap post.
Coffee butter adds a luxurious feeling to the Pumpkin Spice Latte Bubble Bath Bombs. They’re scented with Pumpkin Spice Fragrance Oil and Espresso Fragrance Oil to smell just like the iconic fall drink. They also have Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate – SLSA, which helps the bath bombs bubble in the tub.
If you’re not quite ready to let go of summer, you’ll love the Circling Taiwan Swirl Soap. It features bright orange, blue and yellow hues, and is scented with fruity Electric Lemonade Cocktail Fragrance Oil. The pattern is created by pouring soap in the Multi-Pour Tool for 10″ Silicone Loaf and then swirling it with a chopstick.
This week’s Facebook Photo of the Week by Kelly with Earthy Krunchy Soap Co. features bright colors as well. How cute is her Udderly Fantastic Soap?
The embeds in Kelly’s soap turned out perfectly. They’re so fun, and I love the grass and sky in the background. She used three milks in the recipe – cow, goat and coconut – to give the soap a luxurious, lotion-like feeling. To learn how to work with milk, check out the Goat Milk and Oatmeal Cold Process Soap. The Lime in the Coconut Milk Cold Process Soap feels silky on the skin.
Above (clockwise, top left) are Kelly’s Garden Bouquet Soap, Gray Suede Soap, Her Dark Side Soap and Lavender and Chamomile Soap. To learn how to get the design in the Lavender and Chamomile Soap, check out the Blue Rimmed Cold Process Soap Tutorial.
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This week’s Instagram Photo of the Week by Stephanie with Stephanie Street Soap and Skincare is beautiful and elegant. The details on her Rose and Vanilla Soap Cupcakes are amazing, especially the flowers on top. To see more of her work, check out her Instagram page.
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Hi, everybody. Coming down to the soap with the two daisies, titled “her dark side,” I contacted Kelly Nelson from earthykrunchysoapcompany.com about this and told her I wanted to try to mimic it, and to absolutely give her credit for her creation. I made and cut it this weekend and I love it. I used Brambleberry’s free sample ( thank you BB) in the black and Brambleberry’s pumpkin souffle to color the brown and the soap looks awesome. The brown is now a dark tan, but it will darken over the next few weeks. It is posted on youtube under theorgelmeister and I titled it abstract city and there are NO advertisements. Thanks for posting, soapqueen!
You’re very welcome Eric! I saw the video and it looks gorgeous. I love using discoloration in the design!
Pumpkin Souffle Fragrance Oil: https://www.brambleberry.com/Pumpkin-Souffle-Fragrance-Oil-P5935.aspx
-Kelsey with Bramble Berry
Hey, everybody: regarding this post, I’ve used coffee in hot process soap and I love it, I’ve used coffee grounds in cold process and I’m using one of the bars now, I have made the taiwan swirl based on the colors in this post, I’m way too tall to fit into a bath tub so I don’t do bath bombs, I love the cow soap, but the abstract city with the white, black and brown really caught my attention! I could absolutely see myself doing that one in the near future. I just cut a drop swirl loaf with those colors today. The brown was Hershey’s cocoa powder and it still smells like a chocolate bar and I used my free sample of brown sugar and pumpkin in the black. It is the best looking bar of soap I’ve ever made so I’m just a little excited. Plus, I used cocoa butter for the first time. It’s on youtube under theorgelmeister aka the soapman (no ads!)
That’s awesome Eric, I love cutting into soap and seeing the design! I’ll check that video out. 🙂
-Kelsey with Bramble Berry