At Bramble Berry, this year was all about trying new things. Our CEO and Founder Anne-Marie created a new website, we created a new logo, a new sample program, and brought in almost 100 new products. Of course we worked on plenty of handmade projects as well. Below you’ll find our top 10 tutorials from 2017 in no particular order – they’re a mix of the most popular and a few of our favorites.
Thanks for being a part of our creative journey. We can’t wait to try even more new things in 2018.
ONE: Charcoal Facial Soap
This is hands down the most popular tutorial and Soap Queen TV video of the year. Activated charcoal is a powerful ingredient that helps cleanse and absorb oil from the skin. It gives the soap a lovely dark color while the tea tree essential oil gives it a fresh scent. The bars also have a skin-loving mix of oils including coconut, castor, and tamanu. If you haven’t given this one a try, we definitely recommend seeing what all the fuss is about.
TWO: Cleansing Charcoal Facial Scrub
This recipe is a cross between a mask and a scrub. It’s made with activated charcoal, Natural Castile Liquid Soap Base, tamanu oil, tea tree essential oil, and jojoba beads. Those ingredients do a lot of work – they cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize the skin. Using this scrub is a great way to pamper yourself and your friends and family.
THREE: Rose Clay and Charcoal Soap
You may be sensing a theme from this year – people can’t get enough activated charcoal. In this tutorial it’s sprinkled in between the layers of soap to create a unique and rustic look. The bars are also made with rose clay, Fired Up Fuchsia Colorant, and Rosehip Jasmine Fragrance Oil. Add a final sprinkle of rose petals and it will soon be ready to cut, cure, and enjoy.
FOUR: Lavender Clay Mask
We made several versions of this mask in 2017. If you can’t decide between a lotion and a clay mask, it’s the best of both worlds. This recipe is made with purple Brazilian clay and Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil. It works best for those with dry skin. Have normal, oily, or combination skin? We have mask recipes for you too.
FIVE: Orange Butter Body Scrub
This scrub is popular because it’s easy to make and has an irresistible scent from Orange Peel Cybilla Fragrance Oil and orange butter. Using it in the shower is a treat. It smells fresh and citrusy, and the sugar and Foaming Bath Butter leave your skin feeling nice and clean. You can’t go wrong with this recipe.
SIX: Creamy Goat Milk Soap
Speaking of irresistible scents, this soap is made with Oatmeal Milk and Honey Fragrance Oil. It’s one of our most popular fragrances because it smells so comforting. We wanted a bar that feels as comforting as it smells, so the recipe is made with luxurious ingredients like goat milk, cocoa butter and apricot kernel oil. It leaves your skin feeling silky and smooth.
SEVEN: Rainbow Bubbling Bath Truffles
This recipe is built for a relaxing night in. When it’s added to water it fizzes, bubbles, fills the tub with rainbow colors, and releases skin-loving shea and cocoa butter. When that cocoa butter is mixed with Fruity Fusion Fragrance Oil, it’ll make your bathtub smell like chocolate-covered gummy bears. If you can’t get enough of this recipe, check out the Salted Caramel Bath Truffles and Mermaid Bubbling Bath Truffles.
EIGHT: Agate Spin Swirl Soap
The Gemstone Collection was one of our favorites from the year. It includes Jade, Turquoise, Amethyst, and Moonstone fragrance oils. The notes of lily, lemon, pear, and melon in Amethyst Fragrance Oil inspired this spin swirl design. It features various shades of purple and it’s topped with shimmery melt and pour embeds.
NINE: Crystal Soap Gift Set
These soaps are the perfect DIY gift. They couldn’t be easier to make – all you need to do is mix Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base with Fine Silver Rainbow EcoGlitter, Jade Fragrance Oil, and any colors you like. The Silicone Gemstone Mold creates adorable bars that you can package in a box and finish with the free “You’re a Real Gem” label template.
TEN: Iridescent Pearl Bath Bombs
Last but certainly not least is this bath bomb recipe. The base is a simple mixture of classic bath bomb ingredients, shea butter, and White Rose Fragrance Oil. What makes them special are the colorants dusted on the outside. The Super Pearly White Mica, Rose Gold Mica, and Aqua Pearl Mica give the bath bombs a gorgeous iridescent look. If you haven’t tried this recipe yet you should. It may become your new favorite.