Make spooky spider web design Halloween soap, learn about our newest products and take advantage of an amazing discount on one of our favorite molds.
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Welcome to the updated Bramble Berry newsletter. In this and future editions you can look forward to exclusive projects and discounts (be sure to checkout the silicone mold deal below). Happy Soaping!

Spooky Spider Web Soap

Make these wonderful little bars of soap for a sugar-free Halloween treat! This Cold Process recipe is basic but easy to work with, which is just what you need to make the little spider web designs.
Tools: Learn and be safe! Watch the Soap Queen TV episode 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 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: Add 3 oz. of Spiced Apple Cider fragrance oil and whisk until it's fully mixed in. Then split the batch in half.

Step 4: Add 2 teaspoons of Super Pearly White Mica to one half of the batter and 1 teaspoon of Activated Charcoal to the other. Mix the white colorant first using a stick blender and the Charcoal second using the same stick blender (mixing from light to dark saves dishes and time!). Be sure not to over mix. We still want the soap batter at a light trace so we have time to work.

Step 5: Next pour about 1/2 cup of each color into a squirt bottle (like a ketchup or mustard bottle). We found ours at a local restaurant supply store. You may need to snip off the end to make a wider hole for your soap batter to easily flow.

Step 6: Fill up one cavity of the mold with white soap leaving a little room at the top. Then use the black soap to create 2 circles within each other and a dot in the middle and vice versa for the white on black design.  Tip: If I was to do it over, I think I would have poured all of the base soap first, then made the  spider webs. Let me know what technique you decide to use.

Step 7: Place the skewer in the center of the circles and drag the soap out. The tip of the skewer just barely goes in the soap; it does not go all the way down into the batter.

Step 8: Spray the top of the soap with 91% rubbing alcohol to prevent soda ash, insulate and unmold after 2 or 3 days.

40% Off!

Incredible! We've just received a huge shipment of one of our favorite molds and thought this would be a great opportunity to offer an amazing discount to our newsletter subscribers.

Use coupon code BLUE40 and receive 40% off the blue silicone 12 cavity mold. Hurry! the coupon expires October 31st.

What's New?

Plastic Bail Jars: Our new plastic bail jars are great for salts, herbs, creams, and lotions. They come in two sizes 4 oz and 8 oz. We love them for storing and packaging all sorts of things! But do note, they aren't good for liquids as they can leak.

See more new products here.
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