In this issue: A recipe for a luxurious cold process soap, new video tutorials to make you into a soapmaking genius and an amazing discount.
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Cold Process Soap with Almond Meal

Adding a gentle exfoliant to your soap is a lovely way to get a little more cleaning power from your bar. The blend of our Dark, Rich Chocolate fragrance and our Lavender Herb fragrance makes this soap recipe truly luxurious.
Tools: Learn and be safe! Before making Cold Process soap for the first time, watch the 4 free Soap Queen TV episodes on Cold Process Soapmaking; please pay special attention to the video on Lye Safety.
Step 1: Suit up! Make sure you’re wearing long sleeves, put on your goggles and gloves and make sure there are no small children or pets around. Carefully add the lye to the water (never the other way around!) and mix until the water is clear. Set aside to cool.

Step 2: Melt and mix the Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Olive Oil, Liquid Shea Oil and Castor Oil. Slowly add the lye water to the oils, stick blending for about 10-15 seconds or until you reach a light trace. Not sure what trace is? Click here for the Soap Queen.TV Cold Process video that shows trace.

Step 3: Pour out a 1/2 cup of the soap batter into a separate container. Set the container aside for now. We'll be back to it soon.

Step 4: Add 4 Tablespoons of the Almond Meal to the remaining soap batter and 1 ounce of Lavender and Herb Fragrance Oil. Give it a good mix with a stick blender until you have a nice thick trace. TIP: A thick trace is important since we're going to be pouring another layer on top. The soap needs to to be thick enough to support the next layer.

Step 5: Pour the almond meal soap batter into the lined, 2 pound mold.

Step 6: Fill your tea infuser with Super Pearly White Mica. Sprinkle the mica by shaking the tea infuser over the top layer of the soap batter. Sprinkle the mica as finely and evenly as you can. TIP: Too much mica in the vein may make your layers separate. If you accidentally sprinkle on too much, put your goggles on and blow the excess off. It's messy, but it works.

Step 7: Now getting back to the 1/2 cup of soap batter; Mix in 1/2 teaspoon of Cappuccino Mica and 1/3 of an ounce of Dark Rich Chocolate Fragrance Oil. Since there's so little soap batter to work with, a whisk will mix best!

Step 8: Pour the chocolate scented soap on top of the first layer of almond meal soap. TIP: Pour the chocolate layer over the back of a spoon to disperse the soap batter and prevent it from disturbing the mica layer.

Optional: Since my trace was pretty thick, I saw the opportunity to make a curly circle design on top. But texture the top with any design that inspires you.

Step 9: Let the soap cool for 24 hours and it's ready to cut.

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What's New?

Video Tutorials: Yes, you can learn to make soap as amazing as these bars. Our new video shows you how from start to finish. Learn a great technique for swirling cold process soap and how to embed soap into a loaf. The online video is only $3.95 or save even more by getting the accessory kit.

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