Candy Corn Votives

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 making! Supplies and […]

Heart Soap Making Tutorial

A quick and easy heart soap for Valentine’s Day or any time you want to treat your loved one to something special! Note: we no longer sell the heart molds shown. You can replace them with other shapes or find heart molds online. Supplies and equipment needed: Microwave Microwave safe glass container Sharp knife to […]

Whipped Cream Soap for Bath Parfaits

Two fun ideas to make with the Foaming Bath Butter Base! Use your creativity to come up with different soap parfaits for women, men and children – combine scents with coordinating colors for unique creations. You can even make special parfaits for the holidays using micas for bright colors – Christmas, autumn, Easter, etc. 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 […]

Glittery Christmas Ornament Tutorial

by Rustic Escentuals Here is a different slant on the Glitter Jar Tutorial using Christmas tree ornaments. These are so beautiful you’ll want to make enough for your entire tree! Be creative with the glitter colors. You can make seasonal ornaments (like Easter or July 4th) or color coordinate for football team colors, birthday parties, […]

Honey Ale Beer Soap Tutorial

by Rustic Escentuals It’s getting warm out there and there are a lot of picnics and parties to go to. This makes a cute gift! A nice cold glass of beer (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) soap. You’ll have a blast making this new fun soap! Skills: Layering   Soap making supplies and equipment needed: Microwave Microwave […]

Silk Soap Tutorials

by Rustic Escentuals Before you know it, spring and Mother’s day are upon us! Better get ready! Silk Soaps make delightful and customizable wedding favors, bridal showers, and bridal lunches. Before you know it, you’ll make dozens and dozens of these because not only they are easy to make but also because the Sea Salt […]

Coffee Bean Soap Melt & Pour Tutorial

by Rustic Escentuals I love coffee! I love to drink it, I love the scent, I love the waking up feeling! What could be better than a coffee scented soap?? It’s going to be a good day. Skills: Mixing colors and using exfoliants coffee and soap – brilliance!   Supplies for making soap and equipment […]

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 […]

How to Make Glitter Jars

by Rustic Escentuals Here is a tutorial for a fun project that has been going around with one of our most wonderful and sparkly products….GLITTER! Make some of these for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day. They can be used from vases to pencil holders to craft storage. a super fun project using sparkly glitter!   […]

How to Make Heart Lip Balm Tins

by Rustic Escentuals To make a unique Valentine’s Day gift, I decided to use a similar technique that I used in the Bubble Gum Lip Balm Tutorial. Check out that tutorial if you haven’t had a chance! This tutorial will be using a small heart cookie cutter, which can be found at Michael’s or Joann’s […]

Floating Holiday Dots Soaps

by Rustic Escentuals Lately I have had polka dots on my mind. No idea why, but I am seeing them everywhere, so I thought floating holiday dots would be a cute tutorial for the holidays and hostess gifts! This tutorial will show you how to use the Shimmer Dust Glitter to make floating polka dots […]

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 […]

How to Make Soap Vampire Teeth

by Rustic Escentuals Halloween is coming soon – this is a fun tutorial for those little (or big) goblins! With the use of Shimmer Dust Glitter, it’s a unique twist to a fun soap!   Supplies and equipment needed Microwave safe glass containers Sharp knife to cut soap into cubes Spray bottle with rubbing alcohol […]

Soap Brains Tutorial

by Rustic Escentuals This tutorial is a fun way to celebrate the Halloween season, give some of these away instead of candy! I’m also showing you how to add a bit of soap paint to the brains to add an extra dose of creepy, and a quick packaging idea. To get more familiar with packaging […]

How to Make Cookie Cutter Star Soaps

by Rustic Escentuals Did someone say stars? How fun! In this tutorial I once again pulled out the cookie cutters and the old Red, White, and Blue for some Fourth of July fun. (For those not in the U.S., choose any color you want!) Are you ready? Let’s go!   Supplies and equipment needed: Microwave […]