Here is an intermediate cold process soap project from The Soap Queen called Lavender & Charcoal Soap. Charcoal soap has become extremely popular these days and for good reason....it has amazing skin benefits. What is so great about charcoal is that it has powerful absorption properties making it especially beneficial for oily facial skin.
Baby's Breath brings back memories of my senior prom corsage. If you love taking baths, I found this recipe from The Soap Queen called Baby's Breath Bath Bombs that will take your mind off the cold temperatures and gray skies.
The cold weather can really dry your skin out. Here is a recipe from The Natural Beauty Workshop called Cocoa Ginger Lotion Bars that is great for moisturizing or massage. According to the author, the warm and stimulating scent of ginger helps mellows out the naturally sweet aromas of vanilla and cocoa butter. If you do not like ginger, you can try replacing the essential oil with something equally unexpected like cardamom, rose or cherry. Or you can omit the essential oils because they also smell wonderful unscented.
I have seen LaCroix at Safeway but I have never bought it before. I did not know that you could use it for soap making. The Soap Queen has used it as an ingredient for her Lime LaCroiz Soap recipe. This is a very fruity scented soap that was inspired for an In-The-Pot-Swirl.
If you love coconut, then you will love this recipe for Toasted Coconut Sugar Scrub from The Natural Beauty Workshop. Scrubs make a great exfoliant for your skin but with the added shredded coconut makes a great addition to your scrub because of its soft texture, subtle scent and the lovely bright white color makes it super versatile.
Do you make your own bath and body products? Wondering what the trends are? In a recent post from The Soap Queen called How to Take Advantage of Trends gives you some good information about it. To tell you the truth, I was in awe of the pictures in this post.
Looking for a different facial scrub recipe? I found one from The Natural Beauty Workshop called Coconut Honey Turmeric. Of course, it is great to exfoliate our skin with a scrub, but this one that is both gentle and effective can be a challenge. But this recipe fills that bill.
According to The Soap Queen, Wax Melts are a great alternative to candles. They fill the room with scent and provide a cozy atmosphere. This Floral Wax Bark Melts is extremely easy to make because there is no mold necessary-all you need is a lined sheet pan.
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