Melt and Pour Soap FAQs

  Delving into a new hobby can seem intimidating and one of the most frequently asked questions we get here at Bulk is “where do I start?” – we are here to help! Melt and pour soapmaking is a rewarding activity because you get…

Lemon and Rosemary Soap Recipe

Lemon and Rosemary Soap Recipe   Hi Bulkers! If you’re anything like me, you LOVE the smell of fresh lemons in the kitchen. The aroma is fresh and clean. There are so many wonderful benefits to using lemons and lemon essential oil, besides the…

Sparkling Cornucopia Soaps Recipe

These beautiful, sparkly little soaps are SO easy! And just perfect for the season! Bulk Apothecary has so many fun soap molds to choose from (you may have a hard time deciding) and this one didn’t disappoint. The detail came out perfectly and the…

Berry Swirl Soap Recipe

Want a bar of beautiful, sweet smelling soap that creates the most luxurious creamy lather? This is your bar. If you?ve made soap in the past and have found difficulty in achieving a bar with great lather, consider incorporating Shaving SFIC MP Base into…

Recipe: Gingerbread Men Soap

Are these not the cutest little soaps you ever did see? I think so! I just LOVE the gingerbread man soap mold from Bulk Apothecary. These little guys smell like Christmas and make perfect stocking stuffers. They’re easy-peasy to make and turn out absolutely…

Recipe: Holiday Gift Soaps

Hey Bulkers! Aren?t these individual gift soaps adorable?! They look just like little packages under the tree! You can make them in any color you?d like using any fragrance you prefer ?and complete a batch in about an hour- not bad, right? If you…

Recipe: Breast Cancer Awareness Soap

Hey Bulkers! October is breast cancer awareness month so in an effort to contribute to the cause, here’s a simple recipe that can easily be used for your next fund raiser, gathering, or group function. Did you know according to the Susan G. Komen…

Recipe: Lemon Verbena Leaf MP Soap

Here’s a fun citrusy blend that will brighten your day! When using suspension soap base, I’ve blended in dried flowers, seeds, and berries- but I hadn’t tried any herbs yet. So when I decided to make a soap blend with lemon and lime essential…

Three Layer Soap Recipe

Hey Bulkers! Here’s a fun recipe for layered soap. With the same color palette I varied the shades to create a gradual change in color intensity that you see as the layers swirl together. Using a loaf mold and cutting slices, the layers become…

Recipe: Snowball Soaps

Hmmm. So you woke up this morning to a fresh blanket of beautiful white snow and soon realize that- you’re snowed in- with the kids. Yep- if you live in parts of the country where snow is in the daily forecast this time of…

Recipe: Orchard Fresh Exfoliating Apple Soap

Recipe: Orchard Fresh Exfoliating Apple Soap There are so many wonderful fragrances associated with the fall season. One of my favorite scents during this time of year is Apple. Mmmmm…fresh apples, warm apple pies, hot apple cider… they’re all SO good! I love fall…

Methods of Soap Making

Methods of Soap Making Did you know that there are multiple ways to make hand-crafted soap? You know, those beautiful, fancy schmancy, custom looking bars that you typically find neatly packaged and displayed in specialty shops- yep, that kind of soap- can be made…

Recipe: Honey Oatmeal Soap

Honey Oatmeal Soap If you?re new to the soap making scene- this is the recipe for you! It?s the basic of all basics (while still leaving you looking like a soap making rock star to all of your non-soap making friends!!). Really- this recipe…

Recipe: Aloe Vera Shaving Soap Bars

Are you off to the beach this holiday season? I’m sure you’ll be soaking up plenty of sun. Don’t forget to pack the Aloe Vera. Aloe Vera has many wonderful benefits. It’s used to treat sunburn, cuts, and even acne prone skin. Aloe Vera…

How Do You Make Melt & Pour Soap Base From Scratch?

  This is probably the single most asked question in our industry. For many beginners, making their own melt and pour soap base is the ‘Holy Grail’ of soap making. This is actually quite a simple process that, for some reason, most professional soap makers…