Soap Making Techniques Newsletter

In This Issue

  • Editor's Note
  • Project Idea: Fall Foliage Soap
  • Crafter's Touch Candle Making Kits
  • Project Idea: Body Butter Cream
  • Tips & Tricks: Soap Making Techniques
  • Survey Results
  • Other New Articles At Crafter's Touch

Editor's Note

Soap can make great gifts for the holiday season.  Whether you're looking for a party favor, a gift basket addition, or a way to spruce up your guest bathroom, homemade soap may be your answer.  Below you'll find a couple of great soap recipes to get your creativity flowing.

We, also, would like to announce that Crafter's Touch is now offering candle making kits for votive, pillar, and container candles.  You'll find more information below about how to purchase one today!

Finally, we've included the results of our latest website poll.  This poll will be open for one more week so be sure to get your vote in!

Project Idea: Fall Foliage Soap

Add a little fall flair to your bathroom sinks with these fall soaps. You can use these same instructions to embed any kind of silk leaves or flowers for other seasons or occasions.

All you need are the following supplies:

  • Clear soap base
  • Small silk leaves
  • Soap dye (if desired)
  • Soap fragrance (if desired)
  • Double boiler (or a Microwave)
  • Soap mold
  • Knife or grater to cut soap
  • Toothpick

    To get full instructions for this project, visit our site HERE

    Do you love candles?

    Are you still buying candles?

    Why not try making your own?

    Our candle making kits contain the highest quality supplies and are fun and easy for the whole family! Make your own pillars, votives, or container candles today!

    Click here to see what kits we have to offer!

    Project Idea: Body Butter Cream

    This body butter recipe is great for conditioning skin in the winter. A little body butter will turn rough elbows and knees silky smooth.

    All you need are the following supplies:

  • 6 oz of shea, mango, or almond butter
  • 1 oz cocoa butter
  • 1 oz beeswax
  • Fragrance oil if desired scent
  • Mica if desired for color
  • Double Boiler
  • Container to hold the butter when you're finished

    To get full instructions for this project, visit our site HERE

    Tips & Tricks - Soap Making Techniques 


    • You can layer different colors of melt & pour soap simply by melting the first color and letting it cool, and then melting the second color and letting it cool
    • Another way to layer colors in melt & pour soap is to use two bases of different densities.  For example, white coconut base and clear glycerin base will seperate when poured together because of their different densities.  The glycerin will sink to the bottom of the mold and the coconut will rise to the top.  In addition you will have a mixed layer in the middle which creates a neat effect.


    • You can create a swirled effect in your soaps by pouring clear glycerin base and white glycerine base into opposite ends of the mold at the same time.  Use a toothpick or thin dowel to gently swirl the two soaps together.
    • Add dye to one or both of the glycerin soaps to add colors to your swirls

    Other Soap Making Projects 

    Survey Results

    We asked our website visitors "Which category would you like to see more project ideas in on Crafter's Touch?"  78 people responded! 

    Here's the results:

    Candles & Soap - 13%, 10 votes

    Food Crafts - 9%, 7 votes

    Jewelry Making - 13%, 10 votes

    Kids Crafts - 9%, 7 votes

    Paper/Scrapbooking - 10%, 8 votes

    Seasons & Holidays - 27%, 21 votes

    Wedding - 3%, 2 votes

    Yarn & Needlework - 17%, 13 votes

    We are going to leave the poll open for one more week to make sure everyone has a chance to vote.  Just visit our website and look on the left hand column to find the poll.  Your votes will affect what types of projects are added to our site so please vote today!

    Other New Articles At Crafter's Touch

    New Christmas Project - Popsicle Stick Snowman

    New Halloween Project - Spider Web Ornament

    New Wedding Project - Easy Votive Centerpiece

    New Christmas Project - Elegant Frosted Ornament

    New Painting Project - Rose Bouquet Painted Pot



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