I hope you’ve been having a great weekend. On Friday, the team and I shot a video for Bramble Berry that I can’t wait to share with you. The rest of my weekend has been a little more low-key, which has been great. Nothing like a little calm before the holiday storm, don’t you think? If you’re enjoying a relaxing weekend as well, check out some of my favorite links below for some soapy inspiration.
Left to right, clockwise:
- These DIY Indigo Marbled Ornaments are gorgeous! I love the icy cool tones. They would look beautiful on a white Christmas tree.
- The textures and swirls in this Fresh Sparkling Snow Soap by Seaside Soap Kitchen are fabulous.
- I love sunbursts mirrors, but they are usually pretty pricey. This DIY version looks awesome.
- The light blue color and gold mica veins in this soap by Seven Cactus are stunning. So sophisticated.
Earlier this week, I made a Column Pour soap on Facebook Live; watch that video below! It’s colored with Queen’s Purple Mica, Buttercup Mica, Titanium Dioxide and Aqua Pearl Mica. I will post a tutorial soon. I think it would make a great Mardi Gras soap.
I love seeing crafters put their own twist on Soap Queen tutorials! Jen of Something Turquoise made the Sparkling Bath Crystals; see her version of the tutorial here. I love the colors Jen used, and how she packaged various shades together.
Want to learn how to make a Column-Pour cold process soap? Check out the video below. It’s easier than you think; the key is a nice thin trace and well-behaving fragrance oil.
Speaking of videos, did you catch the newest Soap Queen TV video? In it, I show you how to create super cute doughnut bath fizzies. They are scented with Strawberry Fragrance Oil.
- Bramble Berry was a part of a customer’s engagement, and the entire office let out a collective “Oh my gosh, that’s the cutest!” Stories like this keep me going everyday.
- This collection of soaps by Emily of Shieh Design Studio is serious #SoapGoals.
- Learn how to make Christmas Bubble Bars! Love the snowman shape.
- Need an easy gift idea? This tutorial for lip balm and solid perfume would be perfect.
- Bigger doesn’t always mean better when it comes to business. This article by Donna Maria explores how to grow your business, without becoming larger.
To keep up with soapy social media throughout the week, you can follow me on Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube. Don’t forget to tag your soapy projects on Instagram with the hashtag #SoapShare so I can see your projects!
I am new to soap making and having good results. I notice the soap is softer with essential oils and very hard without. Is there an essential oil you recommend that does not cause the softer soap?
Hi Sharon! We haven’t noticed soap feeling softer with essential oils vs. fragrance oils (unless you’re adding more essential oil), so I’m not quite sure why that’s happening. Other factors can cause softer soap, including milk, additives like honey, trace, gel phase, etc. Can you tell me a bit more about your recipe, including temperatures and how you’re storing it after? I’ll help you troubleshoot. 🙂
-Kelsey with Bramble Berry
Hello. The column pour video is not there, just a blank area. I’m always scouring the internet, especially soapqueen.com for new ideas and I’d love to try this one. Thank you!
Hmm, I can play that video on my screen so I’m not sure why it’s not showing up for you. You can also watch that video on our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/BrambleBerry/videos/10157858090390504/
-Kelsey with Bramble Berry