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In this issue: Mustache on a stick! Convenient Quick Mix Oils and 30% off our Nourish Lip Balm Base
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Mustache on a Stick

Try this fun project to use as favors for a wedding, bridal shower or birthday party. They are easy to make and bring out the playful side in everyone. We used Champagne fragrance, a festive fragrance that has a bubbly, ginger ale scent.
Tools & Templates:

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How to set-up the pouring tray

ONE: Cut the Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base into 1 inch cubes and melt in a heat-safe container on 30 second bursts in the microwave, stirring between bursts.

TWO: Add 0.3 oz Champagne Fragrance Oil to the melted soap base and mix well. Split the base in half, each portion weighing 6 ounces. 

THREE: Color one portion with the Black Oxide Color Block. I like to shave easily meltable bits off the color block using the clean-up tool. When working with color blocks remember that what you see is what you get! So add as much or as little color as you need to achieve your desired color. Repeat with the other portion, this time using the Shimmer Coral and Electric Bubblegum Color Blocks. For a slightly darker red, add a teensy bit of the Black Oxide Color Block.

Mixing Oils and Waxes

FOUR: Pour the black soap into 6 of the cavities of the 12 bar Rectangle Silicone Mold, filling each cavity about ¼ full. Spritz with Isopropyl (Rubbing) Alcohol to eliminate bubbles. Repeat with the red soap, filling the other 6 cavities about ¼ full and spritzing again with Isopropyl (Rubbing) Alcohol.

FIVE: Allow the soap to fully harden. While waiting for the soap to harden, print and cut out the mustache and lip templates (downloadable here). Unmold the red and black soaps. Place a mustache template on a piece of black soap, and use a craft knife to cut around the template. Use the templates to cut mustaches from the 6 bars of black soap, and lips from the 6 bars of red soap.

Adding the pigment

SIX: For soap on a stick, use a skewer to pierce the soap. Wrap the soap with plastic wrap or a cute cello bag and ribbon. Enjoy!

Tip for using the template: With the template on the soap, use the craft knife to make a line all the way around the template, but not an actual full cut. Remove the template and use the line to make your final cut. I found cutting was easier when I angled the soap with the widest part of the soap perpendicular to me.

Mustache on a stick in action!

Flavor oils

30% off Lip Balm Base

Our Nourish Lip Balm Base (formerly known as Vegan Lip Balm) is a natural  plant-based lip balm. Instead of beeswax it uses Candellila wax, which is derived from leaves of a small shrub native to North America. This base really lives up to its name with the inclusion of nourishing oils like Avocado, Coconut and Sweet Almond.

Use Coupon Code NOURISH30 to receive 30% off  any size Nourish Lip Balm Base.
Coupon Valid until April 30th, 2013
Cannont be combined with other discounts
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Quick Mix Oils

Are you a beginning soapmaker looking for that perfect recipe? Or maybe you are an advanced soapmaker more interested in focusing on color and design? Then Quick Mix Oils are perfect for you! We have 3 blends: Basic - is our favorite recipe using Coconut, Palm and Sunflower Oil for a perfectly balanced bar; Lots of Lather - a mix formulated to produce (you guessed it) lots of lather in the final bar; and finally, the Swirl Mix, a blend that is formulated to give you all the time you need to layer, swirl and manipulate your soapy creations.
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