How to Make Tie Dye Votive Candles

  Votives are a quick and inexpensive way to show your creativity. Plus, they aren’t that difficult to master! Votive candles, when burned properly, give off as much scent throw as a container candle and can be colored in a variety of ways. (Make sure to always burn votives in a proper fitting votive candle […]

Candy Corn Votives

by Rustic Escentuals Craft a sweet Halloween treat for the holiday! Fun and easy to make, votive candles are versatile, everyone loves them, and they’re fun to have around the house or give as gifts. You can make them as sweet smelling as you wish. Add a little festive flair to your creativity with candle […]

Lemon Meringue Pie Soap Making Tutorial

by Rustic Escentuals Lemon Meringue Pie inspired soap! Fresh lemon fragrance with whipped “meringue” on top. Bathe or shower with a fun, refreshing soap.   Supplies and Equipment Needed Microwave safe glass containers (2)
 Sharp knife to cut soap base into cubes 
Butter knives 
 Rubber gloves Measuring Spoon (1 T.) Mixing Bowl Hand Mixer […]

Winter Shower Steamers Tutorial

by Rustic Escentuals A perfect set of Shower Steamers for the long winter months! Place one shower steamer on the floor of the shower opposite the shower head. When the steam and mist hit it, the shower steamer will release a wonderful, invigorating fragrance. Make a variety of scented steamers for whichever mood you’re in! […]

Peppermint Candy Soap Loaf

by Rustic Escentuals Embed peppermint candy soap pieces into a soap loaf for a fun holiday twist! By using mica as the soap colorant, you won’t have to worry about bleeding and this soap can stay around and be enjoyed throughout the holiday season. This is an advanced soap making tutorial.   Supplies and Equipment […]

Tiny Snow Globe Soaps – Soap Making Tutorial

by Rustic Escentuals Wonderful guest soaps for the holidays! These adorable teeny tiny snow globe soaps are perfect for gifts or decorating for the holidays.   Supplies and equipment needed Microwave safe glass container (2) Sharp knife to cut soap Spray bottle with rubbing alcohol Butter knives Rubber gloves Ice cube tray Small holiday toys […]

Football Soap Tutorial

by Rustic Escentuals Autumn scents are in the air along with autumn activities. This is a perfect time for a soap making tutorial to cheer on football season – it will bring out the cheers from everyone! Skills: Using micas, layering   Supplies and equipment needed: Microwave Microwave safe glass containers (2) Sharp knife to […]

Pine Cone Fire Starters

by Rustic Escentuals Pine cones make great fire starters and are easy to coat with wax. You can make them more decorative by using colored wax. Make sure you use pine cones that are clean and dry. Pine cone fire starters are great for camping and gift giving – they’re decorative and functional!   Materials […]

How to Make Sawdust Fire Starters

by Rustic Escentuals Sawdust fire starters are easy to make and are useful during the winter, when camping, or having bonfires. Sawdust Fire Starters help use up leftover candle wax when candle making and are actually great gift ideas when “dressed up” with some creative wrapping and matching ribbons!   Materials and supplies needed: Sawdust […]

Watermelon Soap Tutorial

by Rustic Escentuals In honor of our recent National Watermelon Day, celebrate by making some luscious, summery Watermelon Soap! This is a great soap tutorial to help you honor the end of summer and also have ease of use by utilizing a silicone soap mold. So, let’s have some soapy fun!   Supplies and equipment […]

Bed of Roses Melt & Pour Soap Tutorial

by Rustic Escentuals A bed of roses in soap form! You can customize the colors and fragrances for any flower you like. Make a full bouquet! This is an advanced soap tutorial highlighting soap embed placement.   Supplies and Equipment Needed Microwave safe glass containers (one 8 ounce and another 32 ounces) Sharp knife to […]

Watermelon Votive Tutorial

by Rustic Escentuals Votive candles are fun to make and we wanted to kick them up a notch by creating a scent specific design – watermelons! These are delightful to use for celebrating summer and will really show off your creativity. This candle making tutorial features layering.   Materials List: Votive/Pillar Wax (Suggestions:) • KY […]

Cotton Pad Fire Starter Tutorial

by Rustic Escentuals These easy-to-make little gems are perfect for camping, bonfires, or simply starting a wood fire at home. They’re inexpensive to make, compact, easy to use, and easily portable. You can choose whether or not to customize them by adding candle dye to the melted wax. Package in cello bags and pair with […]

A Nice Cold Glass of Lemonade…Soap!

by Rustic Escentuals What is better on a hot summer’s day than a nice cold glass of lemonade? This fun soap is fun and easy to create. And it looks like the real thing! Your family and friends will love them. This soap tutorial makes approximately a 9 ounce “bar” of soap. Skills: embeds   […]

Marbled & Tie Dyed Swirled Soaps Tutorial

by Rustic Escentuals Swirled and layered soaps are popular, so we wanted to take a different approach to swirling colors to create visually appealing soaps. With this tutorial you can use a single color to match your fragrance oil choice, or choose multiple colors for a tie dye or holiday theme. The sky’s the limit […]

Icy Peppermint Soap Loaf

by Rustic Escentuals A wonderful soap for the cold weather! It’s a loaf soap with white Shea butter soap curls and a sparking peppermint scent. This will give you 9 slices of soap, enough for you and your friends. Skills: embedding, soap loaf sparkling peppermint scented winter soap!   Supplies and Equipment Needed Large Microwave […]

Winter Wonderland Soap Tutorial

by Rustic Escentuals I had several embeds left over from last week’s Holiday Tree Embed Tutorial and decided to use them for this week’s Winter Wonderland tutorial. This is a wonderful way to use up excess soap from previous projects! If you’re looking for an awesome Christmas idea – look no further! These are so […]

Mini Leaf & Pumpkin Mold Tutorial, part 2

by Rustic Escentuals I’m starting to see pumpkins everywhere! Love their color, love their scent, love their taste (pie anyone?). This is Part II of our Fall inspired soap tutorial. We will once again be using the Mini Leaf and Pumpkin Silicone mold but this time using the Pumpkin cavities. These make super gifts – […]

Mini Leaf & Pumpkin Mold Tutorial, part 1

by Rustic Escentuals This is Part One of a Fall inspired soap tutorial using the Mini Leaf and Pumpkin Silicone mold. Look closely at the outdoor trees and you’ll see the beginning of Fall, so I thought it fitting to make a leaf shaped soap using this mold. It is a fun way to enjoy […]

Silk Soap Petal/Leaf Tutorial

by Rustic Escentuals Silk Soap Leaves are an easy, beautiful fall soap tutorial. These are so fun to make, you won’t be able to stop! “Use like a bar of soap. Lather, rinse, toss and go!” – unknown Use like a bar of soap — lather, rinse, toss, and go!   Supplies and equipment needed […]

A Day at the Beach

by Rustic Escentuals This bar will make you feel like you’re at the beach and the spa all at the same time. I will be adding in some wonderful Dead Sea Salts for natural mineral goodness and an amazing spa scent call Sea Kelp. One whiff of this soap and you’re as good as there. […]