Soap & Candles
DIY Floating Water Candles Without Wax (Christmas Decoration)
Water candles without wax are a super-easy way to try something different than the traditional melt and pour candle method. These are the best easy DIY candles to use for party decor because you do not need any special materials. They are very quick and simple to make at home.
Recycled Soap With Honey Recipe
This recipe and step-by-step guide (with images) shows you how to recycle soap bits to make homemade soap with added honey. You can also scent it with essential oils and fresh or dried herbs, and optionally colour it with food dye.
How to Make Votive Candles (A Guide to Easy Techniques)
A complete illustrated guide to making votive candles the easy way. Try my personal foolproof techniques that get perfect votives every time!
Glycerin Soap Recipe: Adzuki Bean Body Polish Bars
This exfoliating bar is an easy melt-and-pour soap recipe that anyone can make.
Hot Process Castile Soap Recipe for Bars or Liquid
In this article I explain how to make your own Castile soap, using both the hot and cold process methods, for bars or liquid soap!
DIY Craft Tutorial: How to Make a Festive Fall Candle Holder Using a Pumpkin
Bright pumpkins are a cheery way to decorate for the fall season and holidays. Here's how to make some festive candle holders using pumpkins and autumn trimmings to welcome guests to your home!
How to Make a Volcano Candle (a Huge Candle With Many Wicks)
Step-by-step guide on using recycled candle wax to make oversized candles with multiple wicks.
How to Make Homemade Liquid Shampoo Using Liz Ardlady's Famous Shampoo Bar Recipe
How to adapt Liz Ardlady's famous shampoo bar recipe to make liquid shampoo.
A Step-By-Step Rebatch Soap Guide With an Easy Recipe
Learn how to use a pre-made rebatch soap base to create rustic-looking soaps! You can create them for yourself or give them away to friends.
Hot-Process Soap Making Adventures (With Recipes)
Hot-process soap making is one of the ways to make all-natural soap at home. But what can you add to it to make it more interesting? Here's an account of some of my recent adventures in hot-process soap making.
A Comparison of the Ingredients in Handmade Soap and Dove
Is Dove better or worse than handmade soap? Here's a soap maker's opinion of handmade soap vs Dove.
How to Save Money by Making Your Own Liquid Hand Soap
Making your own liquid hand soap is an easy afternoon project that will potentially save you hundreds of dollars. Choose your scent or opt for a fragrance-free soap. Make enough for a large family or plenty for gift giving.
Natural Soap Colorants: How to Color Your Homemade Soap Naturally
Whether you're new to soap making or a seasoned vet, why use artificial ingredients to color your all-natural homemade soap? Check out these easy-to-use natural ingredients that will give your soap the beautiful colors you're looking for!
Homemade Soap Made Easy (With Recipes for Natural Soap)
Learn how to make simple, natural, authentic soap at home, using ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. Soap making does not have to be a costly hobby—in fact, you may find that it's ultimately cheaper than buying soap!
How to Make Soap With Lard and Lye (Homemade Soap Recipe)
If you want to try your hand at soap making, this is a very simple, easy-to-use cold process recipe with only three ingredients: lard, lye, and water.
The Roles of Different Fats and Oils in Soap Making
Learn about the fats and oils used in making soap as well as the differences between saturated and unsaturated fats.
Candle Making: Three Important Steps for Beginners
Valuable tips and tricks for those just starting out in the world of making candles.
3 Easy Candle Making Techniques
Are you intrigued by the art of making candles but think it's too messy and time-consuming to try? Here are three simple techniques that are actually easy to do! With these step-by-step instructions, you'll learn to make beeswax, melted wax, or hand-dipped candles.