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DIY Melt & Pour Cactus Soap

Hey everyone! It’s Kara from A Kailo Chic Life, a lifestyle blog full of colorful DIYs and recipes. I first got into soapmaking after my daughter was born seven years ago. I even tried starting my own line of pastry-and dessert-themed soaps, but eventually motherhood took over and I stopped making soap. Recently with the start […]

Cactus Flower Soap Tutorial

Nature is full of inspiration. This Cactus Flower Soap was inspired by the colors and textures of a blooming cactus, along with our new Cactus Flower Fragrance Oil. It’s fresh and green take on a floral scent, with notes of violet petals, lemon, and white musk. It behaves wonderfully in soap and gives these bars the […]

Talking with Toushonta of Scentsational Soaps

Toushonta Hogan started her company, Scentsational Soaps, in 2007. Scentsational Soaps focuses on using natural ingredients to create soap, candles, body butter, scrubs, and more. Toushonta sells her products in a variety of ways, including online and wholesale. Recently, several Target stores in California started carrying Scentsational Soaps! Learn more about Toushonta and her creative journey in the […]

Orange Butter Body Scrub DIY

Smooth, creamy, and delightfully fragrant, orange butter may become your new favorite ingredient. It’s made with a blend of sweet almond oil, hydrogenated vegetable oil, and sweet orange essential oil. Together, these ingredients create a smooth butter with a bright yellow color and strong citrus scent. Orange butter gives this whipped body scrub moisturizing properties and […]

Turmeric Secret Swirl Soap Tutorial

Turmeric powder gives cold process soap a lovely orange hue. The shade of orange depends on how much turmeric powder is added and how it’s incorporated. In this Turmeric Secret Swirl Soap, dispersed powder and an oil infusion are both used. The turmeric-infused oil gives a soft orange color, while the darker orange shade is […]

Turmeric Cold Process Soap Color Tests

Turmeric is a bright yellow powder commonly used in cooking, dyeing fabrics, and beauty products. It gives cold process soap a range of color from soft yellow to burgundy depending on how much is used. Turmeric can be added directly to cold process soap at trace, or it can be infused with oil. If you’re curious […]

DIY Turmeric Melt & Pour Soap

If you’re looking for a simple way to incorporate turmeric into your beauty routine, look no further. This DIY Turmeric Melt & Pour Soap is great for beginners, and advanced crafters can appreciate the quality ingredients. Made with Goat Milk Melt and Pour Soap Base, each bar contains real liquid goat milk to produce a gentle and […]

DIY Turmeric & Ginger Body Scrub

Turmeric is a plant of the ginger family, and it’s used to create turmeric powder. The bright yellow spice is part of many applications including various cuisines and fabric dyes. Turmeric powder has become increasingly popular in the beauty industry in recent years because it is thought to be beneficial for skin and hair. Turmeric contains […]

All About Trace in Soapmaking Video

If you’re a cold process soaper, you’ve heard the term “trace.” Simply put, “trace” refers to the point in soapmaking when the lye water and oils have emulsified and won’t separate. There are different types of trace, including thin and thick trace, which refer to the consistency of the soap. The concept of trace can be […]

Black Salt Bath Bomb DIY

About a year ago, black bath bombs took the bath and beauty world by storm. This black bath bomb video went viral, and everybody wanted to create their own. Last July, we shared our black bath bomb experiments using various colorants; see them here. Some of the experiments were quite messy. The takeaway from our […]