CEO and founder Anne-Marie has been in business for over 20 years. In this video, she shares advice and tips for soap making. Don't miss out on the lightning round at the very end to find out her favorite fragrance oil, what product she can't live without, and her favorite flavor of ice … Continue Reading
The natural sugar in beer boosts lather in cold process soap, and it's also great from a marketing perspective. This soap is colored with activated charcoal and titanium dioxide to create a dramatic contrasting swirl. Because Oatmeal Stout Fragrance Oil does discolor, it's added to the charcoal … Continue Reading
This blog has moved to the Bramble Berry website! We heard feedback that customers wanted products and inspiration in one place, so we did just that. You can now find projects, articles, and videos on the In the Studio section. They're the same projects you know and love, now they're just easier to … Continue Reading
Waiting is one of the hardest parts of soapmaking. Cutting it into bars and seeing the design for the first time is such an amazing feeling. However, cutting too early can lead to dents and drag marks.
Patience is best when it comes to unmolding soap. But if you want to speed the process up a few … Continue Reading
Nora with Nora's Soap Shoppe is well known in the soapmaking community. Her wispy swirl designs and expert use of color are instantly recognizable when you're scrolling social media. She's also known for her positivity and kindness - she makes sure to let people know when she loves their … Continue Reading
Has your cold process soap ever looked gelatinous after a few hours in the mold? It's likely going through gel phase. That's a part of the saponification process where the soap gets hot - up to 180°F. It doesn’t affect the quality of the final bars, but it does affect the way they look.
You … Continue Reading
If you’re looking for a last-minute Valentine’s Day gift, try these Heart Lotion Bars. They’re made with sweet almond oil, cocoa butter, and Vanilla Select Fragrance Oil. The bars are solid at room temperature, but melt on contact with the skin. They're great for extra dry patches like elbows, … Continue Reading
Soapmaking is both a science and an art. Countless variables, like temperature, can affect the look and feel of your soap. Cold process soap that gets too hot can form glycerin rivers.
They don’t affect the quality of the soap, but they do affect the way it looks. Glycerin rivers create a … Continue Reading
When people look into how to make soap, they're often intimidated by how many ingredients they need. Even if a recipe only has 3 oils, they also need lye, molds, containers, etc. That's why we created Quick Mixes. They're bags of premixed oils designed to make it easier for you. All you have to do … Continue Reading
Lemon and poppy seeds are a classic combination. This hot process recipe is scented with a bright and bubbly combination of Lemon Verbena and Champagne Fragrance Oil. It's also made with poppy seeds for exfoliation. The end result is a cheerful bar that smells great and leaves skin feeling … Continue Reading
Valentine's Day is exactly one month away. These Classic Heart Melt & Pour Soaps are the perfect way to spread love to the special people in your life. They're ready in just a few hours, and one batch makes about 8-10 bars.
They're scented with Crisp Apple Rose Fragrance Oil. It's one of our … Continue Reading
Patchouli essential oil has an earthy, smoky scent. It can elicit strong opinions because it's an assertive fragrance, but what many people don't know is how versatile patchouli essential oil is. It adds depth and complexity to a variety of scents. It blends wonderfully with floral, citrus, vanilla, … Continue Reading
Preservatives are an important part of DIY bath and body products. They help prevent mold and bacteria growth, which extends the shelf life of products and makes them safe to use. Check out this post for more information on the options we carry and how to use them.
Preservatives are recommended … Continue Reading