Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe

Introduction to Cold Process Soap If you are reading this blog post, chances are you have already heard of or have used cold process soap. It surpasses melt and pour as my favorite method of soapmaking for a number of reasons. So, what exactly…

Lye Safety

Turning Your Hobby Into a Business

The Birth of Bulk Apothecary Picture it: Streetsboro, Ohio, 2008. A small company called Natural Essentials owned by a family with a dream to expose the public to the benefits of natural living without harsh chemicals. Natural Essentials was a direct supplier to companies…

All About Fragrance

ol·fac·tion älˈfakSHən,ōl-/ noun technical the action or capacity of smelling; the sense of smell. The olfactory system is complex and still being studied in-depth by scientists. What we do know: Neurotransmitters carry the olfaction into the limbic system of the brain, the temporal lobe…

Galaxy Soap Bar Recipe

Galaxy Soap Bar Recipe These bars are really out of this world! This recipe is so simple and you can use just about any color re-batch (leftover) soap bars. This past week I made Valentine’s soap, needless to say, I had plenty of pink…

Rainbow Confetti Soap Recipe

I wanted to incorporate all colors of the rainbow in this special confetti soap. My favorite part about doing this type of soap is that you never quite know what you’ll get until you begin slicing the bars of soap. This recipe is a…

Pink Moscato Soap Recipe

Hello Wine Lovers, I bet you didn’t know Bulk Apothecary carries many different wine fragrance oils. Well, we do and they all smell terrific! Just trying to figure out which scent to use in this recipe was a pretty difficult decision! Grab yourself your…

Cookie Cutter Heart Soap Recipe

Cookie Cutter Heart Soap Recipe Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to get crafty and create something special from the heart. For those who love this holiday, this recipe will be right up your alley. Instead of giving those traditional Valentine’s Day cards, why…

Winter Rose Soap Recipe

Now that the holidays have passed, I wanted to experiment with a skin-loving, floral soap. With freezing, below-zero temperatures, I found myself wanting to complain and shudder, but then I realized I am lucky enough to live somewhere that we get to experience all…

Winter Soap Bar Recipe

Winter Soap Bars   Winter has arrived! That fresh scent of the brisk winter air, combined with woodsy smells such as cedarwood and birch. The smell alone will have you feeling like you’re walking through the woods. Plus, that earthly scent will instantly wake…

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…

Awareness Ribbon Soap Recipe

  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we are spotlighting our pink products here at Bulk to help spread the word. Here is a layered soap tutorial that will help you create the perfect gift for a friend or family member whose life…

Spooky Halloween Soap Recipe

Halloween is coming! This is a fun project to kick off the spooky season. If you have never layered melt and pour soap, this would be a fantastic first experience. I used orange and black for this soap, but you may use any color…

Orange and Honey Body Bar Recipe

Orange and Honey Body Bars Can you even believe summer is over? While I’m sad to see summer go, I sure do love the colors of fall. It definitely puts me in the mood  to pull out all the fall decorations. Plus, it’s time…

Oatmeal Apple Cinnamon Soap Recipe

Oatmeal Apple Cinnamon Soap The weather is beginning to change here in the Midwest, so I wanted to share a recipe with you featuring one of my personal favorite scents of the season, apple cinnamon. I love this fragrance because the cinnamon scent does…

Watermelon Soap Recipe

    Watermelon Soap Who doesn’t love a juicy slice of watermelon during the hot summer months? Watermelon is an everyday treat in my household during the summer. It’s so refreshing and my kids love it. Today we’ll be making Watermelon Soap. This recipe…