How to Use Mica Colorants in Soap

by Rustic Escentuals Here are some tips and tricks to help you get started learning how to use micas in melt and pour soap base. For this soap tutorial I am introducing the Blackstar micas in red, blue, green and gold. Blackstar micas are rich, deep hues that sparkle and can be used as is, […]

Loofah Soap Tutorial – Part 2

by Rustic Escentuals These Loofah Slices are so much fun to work with! Here is another Loofah soap tutorial, but with a different spin. We’re going to grind up the loofah before adding it to the soap. This makes a slightly gentler scrubby loofah soap. Don’t forget to check out the first Loofah Soap Tutorial! […]

Loofah Soap Tutorial – Part 1

by Rustic Escentuals It’s that time of year when our skin needs some extra exfoliation. Here is a soap that will make you soft and smooth in no time. It’s especially useful for those pesky tough areas like your heels. This is a two-part tutorial. In this tutorial I will be using sliced loofah for […]

Lemon Poppyseed Kitchen Soap

by Rustic Escentuals For all you lemon lovers out there here’s another tough working kitchen soap that smells deliciously lemony! It’ll help get rid of that garlic or onion scent that lingers on your fingers. We’ve added poppy seeds to impart some nice exfoliation. If you’re looking for an easy, lovely soap to make, look […]

How to Make a Soap Pouf

by Rustic Escentuals I just love this soap- nothing cooler looking than a soap pouf on a rope. It’s a soft nylon bath pouf embedded in your favorite glycerin soap. It’s super easy, fun to create, and makes the greatest lather in the shower or bath. I’ve scented this batch with Orchid Rain fragrance oil- […]