Nurture Handmade Lilac Blossoms soap surrounded by purple flowers, highlighting spring botanicals and infusions.
COLOR FRAGRANCE SOAP MAKING
All the Pretty Purples!

SPRING IS IN THE AIR! No doubt about it, wherever you look, it’s become abundantly apparent that spring has sprung! There’s nothing quite like the days growing a little longer, the sun burning a tad brighter, or the bree...

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Nurture Handmade soap supplies including Comfort and Joy fragrance surrounded by natural crafting materials for holiday projects
SOAP MAKING
May Your Soaps be Merry & Bright

Deck The Halls With Crafty Projects Thanksgiving has come and gone, and as we officially kick off another glorious holiday season (and attempt to come up with different and clever ways to finish off the leftover turkey),...

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COLOR SOAP MAKING
My Blending Obsession

MY COLOR OBSESSION CONFESSION Hello beautiful world of fellow crafters! My name is Amber Beltran, and I live, eat (Not literally, but sometimes I wish I could!), breathe and sleep all things soap-related! If you’re readi...

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Colorful handmade bath bombs in a pyramid stack on a wooden surface.
COLOR COSMETICS REGULATIONS
Colors for Bath Bombs

Did you know most green and blue micas are not approved for coloring bath bombs? Also, most glitters are not approved, either! When it comes to colors for bath bombs, the already confusing color regulations can be even more so. I have researched this topic in-depth a...

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Polished pearls with shimmering red seashells labeled
Making “Mauna Loa” Pre-Shave Pumice Soap!

WOAH! I DON’T DISLIKE THIS! “Hate”. It’s such a strong word, I rarely use it, but when it comes to fragrances which fit into the “tropical” scent category... Well, let’s just say, they’re not my favorite. Now, please don...

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Assorted embeds in 'Candy Apple Red', 'Red Enigma', and 'Shimmer Gold', with a magical touch of micah colors from Nurture Handmade.
BUSINESS COLOR FRAGRANCE SOAP MAKING
Reformulate to Be Great!

Master Soap Maker at a Squirrel and A Scholar Soap Co.

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Nurture Handmade soap fragrance bottles and a labeled bag highlighting serendipity in blending essential oils for soap making.
COLOR FRAGRANCE SOAP MAKING
Bright Ideas & Beautiful Blends!

SERENDIPITY IN SOAP MAKING! The wheels in my head are constantly turning and churning-up new ideas for blog topics I can share; topics I hope my fellow crafters will find value in. Currently, I’ve been working on one pro...

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Mixing white kaolin clay into fragrance oil for handmade soap with Nurture Handmade fragrance oil and a blender.
COLOR FRAGRANCE SOAP MAKING
Anchoring Fragrances in Cold Process Soap

FRAGRANCE WOES Three weeks ago, I began a soap project I’d hoped would yield wonderfully fragrant results. I had purchased Nurture Soap’s “Botanical Bliss” fragrance oil, and was blissfully in love with it at first sniff...

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Vegan shea butter alternative for palm-free recipes with text
SOAP MAKING
Formulating Recipes; A Look at Fatty Acids

REACHING OUT Hello my magnificent masters of suds! This week’s blog topic was inspired by a truly wonderful fellow soap maker who recently reached out to me in an email. The highest honor I’ve received since being given ...

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Nurture Soap mold dividers for customizing soap molds into 2, 3, or 4 sections displayed on a countertop.
COLOR FRAGRANCE SOAP MAKING
Give It A Whirl! (Do the Whirl Swirl!)

NEW DIVIDES FOR NEW DESIGNS Back in February, I wrote a guest blog entitled, “United we Stand. Divided we Swirl”. In that blog, I shared how to use a simple mold divider cut from cardboard to create a two-toned batch of ...

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