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How to make Paper Confetti Soaps!

June 30, 2015

Let the tutorial begin! I used Aquatics Cold Water Soluble Paper, which I purchased online fromBarnyarns - you should be able to purchase water soluble paper from art and craft stores. This paper is generally used by quilters and creative embroiderers. It dissolves rapidly in contact with cold water and is environmentally friendly – its texture is like watercolour paper but much thinner. Fill in the cut pieces with the colour of your choice – bright, bold colours are the best! Sharpie pens are the ideal candidate to colour in with… Copic pens work too. Please avoid using water based pens (obviously!). Oh, and make sure you put some sort of cover on your table when colouring in as the ink will seep...

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How to make easy Argan Oil Calendula Soap Bars

June 30, 2015

This base’s vibrant golden color is naturally derived from the Argan oil used to produce it. It is SLSand SLES free, rich in Vitamin E, and all vegetable based. While its color might suggest an odor, the soap base has a neutral scent (perfect for adding your own fragrance) and a high glycerine content. I think you’re going to love it! To make your Argan Oil Calendula soap, you will need: - Stephenson’s Argan Oil soap base- Calendula flower petals- A glass bowl for melting your base (preferably something with a handle)- A fragrance oil of your choice- A loaf soap mold- Recommended (but optional): A spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol Step 1. In a small bowl, prepare your Calendula flower petals. Depending on...

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DIY Coffee and Coconut Soap Sticks

April 22, 2015

For this project I wanted to explore using natural ingredients to not only make the soap look and smell fantastic but that would be kind and beneficial to your skin as well. The soap bases I've used an Argan Oil soap mixed with freshly ground coffee for the darker marbling. 

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Make your own Lemon Poppy Seed Triple Butter Soaps

April 22, 2015

As I’m writing, I’m looking out the window and seeing snow fall. Yes, snow. Kind of a lot of it. It’s snowing today, March 28th, 2015. WHY?? It’s the winter that will never end :( So, in a (perhaps entirely futile) attempt to bring some spring to the Northeast–or, at least, to my shower–today I’m going to share with you how to make lemon poppy seed soap bars! These soap bars are made with Stephenson’s BRAND NEW Crystal Triple Butter soap base, which is infused with mango butter, shea butter, and cocoa butter. It’s divine, let me tell you. Stephenson’s new Crystal Triple Butter base is: Vegetable Based Paraben & Sulfate Free A unique blend of three butters: mango, cocoa, and shea High in...

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How to make a Whipped Chocolate Body Butter

April 22, 2015

This Whipped Chocolate Body Butter is perfect for those winter months where our skin is more dried out than normal.  Best of all this can be made just using 3 ingredients and takes a total of 5 minutes to whip up an entire batch that will last you 6 months. What you need: 1 cup Stephenson OPC Foaming Bath Butter2 tbsp. Cocoa Powder1 cup White SugarElectric stand mixer or hand mixerAirtight container for storing Directions: I chose to use my trusty KitchenAid stand mixer to whip up my Whipped Chocolate Body Butter so I set that out on my counter.  I spooned in my OPC Foaming Bath Butter and turned on my mixer to a high speed of 10 and...

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