Monday, September 21, 2009

Melt & Pour Soap Making: More Halloween Soap Ideas

This weekend was devoted to making fun soaps for my grandkids. I've already shared the bloody, slimy brain soap in a previous post (tutorial is upcoming). Here are 3 more soaps designs that I played with and that the grandkids loved. The bendable skeleton soap is very easy to make and ideal for younger kids ages 4-7 (with adult supervision, of course!). They especially like applying the blood colored soap. It can be done in about 30 minutes which is geat since kid's attention span is so short lived.


Halloween Skeleton Soap
The two soaps pictured below are more time consuming due to the multiple colors used in the skull. You can definitely shorten the time involved by pouring the skull in one color. I hope to have the FREE tutorials for these soaps up this week. All of the supplies used can be purchased at GoPlanetEarth.com. You can find countless other soap making tutorials in the PROJECTS section of our web site.


Halloween Skull Soap

Halloween Skull Soap

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Melt & Pour Soap Making: Bloody, Slimy Brain Soap


I made this soap for my six year old grandson who is staying this weekend for an overnighter. We are decorating for Halloween today (yes, I know it's early but the grandkids were begging to get out all the Halloween stuff) and I thought this soap would add to the fun and grab his attention in the shower. Unfortunately, I only made one and my 4 year old granddaughter was quite distraught that she didn't have one too. She may be a princess, but when it comes to things like bloody, slimy brain soap... she's all over it.


Inside the brain soap is a hidden treat: kid-safe slime. The great part about the slime is that it will dissolve in the bath or shower as the soap is used. However, you don't know there is slime buried in the middle of the brain until you start to use the soap. I'll have a project posted this week on how to make this bloody, slim delight. I'm letting my grandson use the soap this weekend so I'll also keep you abreast of his opinion. As you know, if you want an honest opinion, ask a kid!

The mold is available from GoPlanetEarth. It's found here.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Melt & Pour Soap Making: Jeweled Loaf Soap Tutorial Now Online

Just as promised GoPlanetEarth's newest tutorial "How to Make a Jewel Tone Soap Loaf" is available for viewing. As with all of our video tutorials... it's FREE.



Hope you enjoy!

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Fun Halloween Molds... look for projects soon!

Three new Halloween molds have been added to GoPlanetEarth's economy mold line up. Look for soaping projects that show you how to use these molds for fun soaps.

Brains.... what kid wouldn't find this to be a fun soap?


And of course, a few bloody eyeballs are a must!


Sunday, September 13, 2009

Melt & Pour: Jewel Tone Loaf Soap


Ooh La La! Look what's coming soon. A new tutorial on making these majestic jeweltone soap slices using the Mold Market sqaure loaf mold. Big chunks of jewel tone colored soap dusted with 24 kt. gold mica and covered with a clear soap base. These make lovely holiday soaps. We've only tapped the tip of the soap making iceburg when it comes to jewel tone color combinations.


The new tutorial will be out soon and gives step-by-step instructions for making these soaps. Think jade, gold, ruby... soaps fit for the magi.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Melt and Pour Soap Making: Autumn Roll-Ups Tutorial

The Autumn Roll-Up soap tutorial is now online. You can purchase the full printed melt and pour tutorial at GoPlanetEarth.com or watch the FREE video tutorial below!


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There are countless color and cutout options for this type of soap. Red and green for Christmas, red and pink for Valentines day, or green and white for St. Patrick's day. So get busy, get creative, and have fun while you're doing it.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Closing for the Afternoon: Employee's Father Passed this AM

One of my long-time employees, Missy, lost her Father this morning. He was diagnosed with acute leukemia last week and died early this morning from complications. It was very unexpected and our entire staff is in a state of shock.

For this reason, we are closing up shop early today (12 noon) to be with Missy and to offer help in anyway we can. We will also be closed one day next to allow staff to attend funeral services. Thank you for your understanding as order processing may be delayed by one day.

Next Monday, it will be a year since I lost my Dad to cancer. Just a reminder that life is so short. Follow your dreams as you never know what tomorrow holds.

Denise Marks

Thursday, September 03, 2009

A Cool Packaging Option for our Sushi Soap Rolls

Sushi Soap Rolls
Every Sunday my husband and I grocery shop at a local market. It's always been a tradition to purchase freshly made sushi from the deli counter for Sunday brunch. There's nothing better than fresh tuna sushi with a glass of Sake. This week the girls at the deli counter were kind enough to give me a couple of bento boxes so I could display our newest soap... Sushi Soap Log.

As you can see, once the sushi soap slices are wrapped and placed in the container (along with some bento grass), they look incredibly life-like. Almost good enough to eat. I'm not so sure GoPlanetEarth will be offering these Asian style bento boxes, but they are readily available from local markets and Asian restaurants. My guess is that local stores and restaurants would be willing to sell you a few of these trays along with the bento grass. If not, there are plenty of online stores that sell these types of boxes.

Be sure to check out our sushi soap log tutorial here.