Candlelight Christmas Soap

It’s time for our second Christmas soap (and Christmas theme) of 2021: Candlelight Christmas Soap. It’s a warm, rich soap that I designed to look like a glowing candle and smell like cozy, fireside cuddles. Let’s get started!

How to Make Candlelight Christmas Soap

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Frosted Cranberry Christmas Soap

Welcome to the first 2021 Humblebee & Me holiday project—Frosted Cranberry Christmas Soap! Every year I select two wintery, Christmassy themes and create a collection of highly giftable DIYs around those themes. This year, Frosted Cranberry is one of those themes 😄 I was inspired by the idea of cheery red cranberries coated in a sparkling layer of frost—rich reds, eye-catching shimmers, fresh and juicy scents, and some beautiful cranberry ingredients to boot (I found out after I’d planned out tons of formulations and made this soap that Bath & Body Works has a line of Frosted Cranberry products 😝). As always, we’re starting with the soaps so you’ve got plenty of time to make ’em and let them age before gifting time is upon us!

How to Make Frosted Cranberry Christmas Soap

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Clear Jelly Oil Cleanser

I’m pretty dang smitten with this Clear Jelly Oil Cleanser. It’s an oil cleanser… but gelled… and clear! I brainstormed up a big list of creative names like “Clear the Day Away” and “Diamond Velvet Cleansing Gel”, but in the end, I decided to mostly just call it what it is in relatively plain terms to help people find this awesome formulation if they are in the market for this flavour of wobbly facial cleansing 😄

How to Make DIY Clear Jelly Oil Cleanser

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Clear Lip Gloss Base (without Versagel!)

If you’ve been wanting a transparent lip gloss base from scratch, this is the formulation for you. You’ll need just three ingredients to make a clear and versatile gloss base that you can customize in oh-so-many ways, with different carrier oils, colours, micas, and more!

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Sweet Magnolia Natural Cleansing Oil

This exotically-scented Sweet Magnolia Natural Cleansing Oil gently cleanses the skin, leaving your face feeling soft and nourished. It uses a new-to-me natural emulsifier and has quickly become a favourite facial cleanser for removing layers of summer sunscreen (and sweat) at the end of the day. I love the velvety way it makes my skin feel, and the scent is intoxicating. You’ll only need six ingredients, and many of them are easy to swap out—let’s dive in!

How to Make Sweet Magnolia Natural Cleansing Oil

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Almond Oat Soap

This creamy Almond Oat Soap came with a rather baffling (and completely unexpected!) mystery! When I sliced it after leaving it to saponify for a day I was delighted to find it was a completely different colour than I expected. Not just a bit darker or lighter (or grey-er, as can happen with saponification), but a totally different colour! One of my awesome patrons solved the mystery—keep reading to find out what happened, and why!

How to Make Almond Oat Soap

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