Winter Tutorials

It's Winter time - feel the chill of Jack Frost nipping at your nose and if you're really lucky - maybe even snow at the most special time of the year. Scent of the holiday season linger on the air: cranberries, pine cones, holiday baking, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg - just to name a few. To go along with the season we have a selection of Winter inspired tutorials to help you create the perfect product for sale, gifting, parties, and more!

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]