Learn To Quilt Online 2023 has been the beginning of a new category in the Cottage DIY world. Beginner quilting tutorials are now appearing in their own dedicated place with multi part instructions focused on holding your hand through your very first projects. The beginner tutorials assume that you haveContinue Reading

Thermal Mermaid will be live on TikTok every Tuesday night at 10 pm.  click here to go to the live stream . If we aren’t near a live time browse below to view some of Thermal Mermaid’s tiktoks. @thermalmermaidContinue Reading

How To Make Home Made Mozzarella Cheese Whipping up a pound of hand made artisan cheese takes no more than 30 minutes and you can tell your friends that you squeezed in a semester in Tuscany back in college while you make them jealous of your summer snack skills. Mozzarella,Continue Reading

For those who have newly discovered soap making the first thing one does is binge watch all the fantastic designs that brilliant people across the internet have crafted. Its easy to get lost in one video after another watching so many different methods and styles of soap making that areContinue Reading

Soap Fact Sheet:Soap Making1IntroductionThis fact sheet describes the history of soap, what is soap,how it’s made, and two processes to make soap. Soap is anecessary item for good hygiene. Teaching people how tomake soap can be a good addition to any water, sanitationand hygiene (WASH) project. Ingredients for making soapcanContinue Reading

Welcome to the Great America Soap Swap : A Community Game for Soap Makers Every soap maker is welcome to join. You must be  a member in the Crafter’s Community here. Everyone can be a part of the Soap Swap including FREE members. (Once you register  you must be sureContinue Reading

Why do we need a preservative in topical cremes and cosmetics? A preservative is essential to help prevent microbes (bacteria, mold, and yeast) growing.  Preservatives stop growth by acting on spores when they germinate and killing cells (usually by disrupting cell membranes) or by making the product hostile to growth.Continue Reading

A few weeks ago I created a poll over in the face book group asking if any of you would like to see a forum style message board created for those who don’t love to use Facebook or are feeling less in love with Facebook these days, and about 1/3Continue Reading

Hi Fellow Mermaids (and Mer-Gentlemen) Just making a late night update to let you know that Lesson 9.4 has been published in the Thermal Mermaid Course and Members will be able to make their free shopping cart if they want to sell online. Starting today I am taking the firstContinue Reading

OK, the name of this body butter is a little ambitious. The name Rose Crystal Healing – Body Butter is in no way making a healing claim, although it will moisturize and provide an abundance of aroma therapy. This luxury butter was crafted to match its sister cold process soap.Continue Reading

Infused oils are a little luxury that you can make at home for your beauty and skin care. Camillia Infused Oil: Infused oil is not essential oil, and they’re used in a specific number of beauty products, like massage oils, lotions, and body butters. An infused oil is a lightContinue Reading

For years, I’ve been watching bath bomb makers test their experimental recipes on the perfect bath bomb. Of course, there are one or two basic recipes floating around on the internet that have been copied dozens of times and posted everywhere. So why is it that so many of theseContinue Reading