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#MakeItHandmade Photo Contest

Join our NEW* Weekly #MakeItHandmade Photo Contest for a chance to Win a $10 Store Credit.** 

To participate, post a photo of your latest handmade soap, cosmetic or bath and body product on the Wholesale Supplies Plus company Facebook Wall or share your photo on Instagram using the hashtag #MakeItHandmade and #SoapMaking. To be eligible, you must tell us which ingredients you used from Wholesale Supplies Plus to make your product. The winner will be chosen by a vote each week.

The WSP Marketing Team and Customer Service Team will participate in the vote led by Debbie May. The winner(s) will be announced weekly, typically on Saturdays. 


Saturday, September 3, 2016





#WSPVideoChallenge - Win $50!!

Participate in our NEW Video Challenge for a chance to win a $50 Store Credit* to WholesaleSuppliesPlus.com!!

To participate, all you need to do is create a short video while opening your Wholesale Supplies Plus order and describing the products for other soap makers and crafters. This style of video is often called a 'Haul Video' or 'Unboxing Video'. Share your video to the Wholesale Supplies Plus Company Facebook Page, Soap Makers Plus Facebook Group, or to YouTube.com. Please use the company name 'WSP or Wholesale Supplies Plus, or WholesaleSuppliesPlus.com in your video title on YouTube.com. It is very important that you hashtag your video with #WSPVideoChallenge and #SoapMakingSupplies. You must use both hashtags to be eligible.  

Winners will be evaluated for creativity and content by a panel of marketing experts. Winners will be announced weekly, typically on Fridays. During slow weeks when there are minimal submissions, Wholesale Supplies Plus reserves the right to extent the contest timeframe to longer than one week to encourage more participants.


Friday, September 2, 2016





Happy Labor Day Weekend!!

The Wholesale Supplies Plus offices will be closed Friday, September 2nd through Monday, September 5th to recognize the Labor Day holiday and spend time with our friends and loved ones. 

The website will be open and accepting orders 24/7. 


Friday, September 2, 2016





A is for Abbreviations...

SOAP MAKING TECHNIQUES

CP: Cold Process
 - Involves stick blending lye, water, oils and butters to make soap from scratch. Has a 4-6 week cure time.

CPOP: Cold Process Oven Process - Involves stick blending lye, water, oils and butters to make soap from scratch, and then is placed in a warmed oven to gel the soap. Thought to have a shorter cure time.

MP: Melt & Pour - Involves melting a soap base in a microwave or double boiler and molding it into simple or elaborate designs. Soap is ready to use once hard.

HP: Hot Process - Involves stick blending lye, water, oils and butters to make soap from scratch, and then it is heated in a slow cooker. The heat speeds up the saponification process, and soap is ready in a few days.


Tuesday, August 23, 2016





Just Announced!! Winner of the Facebook Photo Contest

This week's Facebook Photo Contest Winner is...

(Drum roll, please).

Owl Soap by Kerri !!


Friday, August 5, 2016





Just Announced! Winner of the Facebook Photo Contest

Just Announced! Facebook Photo Contest Winner

This week's Facebook Photo Contest Winner is...

(Drum roll, please).

Tori Brooks with her Rainbow Bath Bomb


Friday, July 29, 2016





Just Announced! Winner of the Facebook Photo Contest

Just Announced! Facebook Photo Contest Winner

This week's Facebook Photo Contest Winner is...

(Drum roll, please).

Becky with her Geode Soap


Friday, July 15, 2016





SOAP SALE!! Save on Your Favorite Goat Milk MP Bases!

SOAP SALE!!
Save on Your Favorite Goat Milk Melt & Pour Soap Bases - Shop & Save!! 

Limited Time Only. Limited Inventory. Applies to In-Stock Items Only. No Rain Checks.   

SHOP NOW, Click Here.

 


Friday, July 15, 2016





33 New Fragrance Oils - On Sale Now!

SALE - 33 NEW Fragrance Oils just added to the site on sale now!! These new fragrances are perfect to wrap up your summer line and jump into fall. Stock up and save while they're on sale!!

Shop Now, Click Here.


Tuesday, July 12, 2016





Just Announced! Winner of the Facebook Photo Contest

This week's Facebook Photo Contest Winner is...

(Drum roll, please).

Sara Ann with her Pineapple Surprise Soap


Friday, July 8, 2016





Happy Fourth of July!!

Have a Safe and Happy Fourth of July!!

Wholesale Supplies Plus will be closed Monday, July 4th, 2016 to recognize the holiday. We will resume normal business hours the following day. Website is open and accepting orders 24/7.

 


Monday, July 4, 2016





Just Announced! Facebook Photo Contest Winner

This week's Facebook Photo Contest Winner is...

(Drum roll, please).

Marilyn with her Rootbeer Float Soap!!


Friday, July 1, 2016





Product Spotlight: Clamshell with Hinged Lid

clam·shell with hing·ed lid | packaging 

Holds 6 oz of soap or wax. Measures 5.75” x 3.75” x 1” deep, and makes (6) 1 oz bars of soap or wax. Made in China. Maximum pour temperature is 180º F. 

Question: Would these stand up to CP soap?

Answer: These can only withstand maximum temperatures of 150-160ºF, so it would depend on how high of temperatures your recipe reaches during the saponification process.

Learn More, Click Here.


Thursday, June 30, 2016





Product Spotlight - Caribbean Blue Sparkle Glitter

car·ib·be·an blue glit·ter | cosmetic color

This glitter consists of aluminum free, precision cut polyester particles. Resistent to solvents, water, and UV rays. Maximum temperature exposure is 350º F. Not recommended for eye contact. Size: 0.008”.

Question: When used in bath bombs will the glitter stick to your skin when you get out?

Answer: The glitter may initially stick to your skin, but will easily rinse off before exiting the tub. If the bath bomb has a high oil content then the glitter may be harder to rinse off.

Learn more, Click Here


Wednesday, June 29, 2016





Trending Question: How Much CP Soap Will My Mold Hold?

Question: How can I calculate how much cold process soap a mold will hold?

Answer: Since oils used to make cold process soap are lighter than water we recommend using this formula to estimate the amount of cold process soap a mold will hold.

Mold Volume x .40 = Ounces Mold Holds

Step 1:  Measure Mold and Multiply.  (3.5" x 8" x 2.5" = 70)
Step 2:  Convert Volume to Ounces.  (70 x .40 = 28 ounces).  


Tuesday, June 28, 2016





Indigo Soapy Inspiration

We are predicting that Indigo is going to be a MAJOR color trend for Summer 2016. Throughout the month we have shared some of our favorite recipes and products that are on target with this gorgeous color trend. We are back at it again promoting some beautiful handmade products created by talented artisans that we've found around the web.


Tuesday, June 28, 2016





Just Announced! Facebook Photo Contest Winner

This week's Facebook Photo Contest Winner is...

(Drum roll, please).

Nicole with her beautiful Beach Soap


Monday, June 27, 2016





Product Spotlight - PETG Clear Tubes

clear PETG tube with white cap | cosmetic additive 

This is a great tube for bath salts! Holds approximately 6 ounces (3/4 cup) of medium grain bath salts. The 65 x 55 shrink wrap band fits this container. 

Question: Is the plastic sturdy or flimsy?

Answer: The tube is made of PETG plastic, which is a flexible plastic. Many customers use the tubes for bath salts and bath fizzies.

Learn more about Clear PETG Tubes, Click Here


Monday, June 27, 2016





Product Spotlight: Matte Cobalt Blue Ultramarine Powder Color

ma·tte co·balt blue ul·tra·mar·ine pow·der col·or | cosmetic color

Non bleeding color. Bright and vibrant. Water soluble. Safe for general cosmetics, soaps, and cosmetics for eye. UV and pH stable.

Question: Can this be used as an eyeshadow or does it need to be mixed with something?

Answer: This color is approved for Cosmetics for Eyes. People often mix this with other ingredients, or some kind of mineral makeup base to create an eye shadow.

Learn more about Matte Cobalt Blue Ultramarine Powder, Click Here


Friday, June 24, 2016





Product Spotlight: Arched Lip Tube Display Box

arch•ed lip tube dis•play box | packaging display

This box arrives flat with measurements of 3 1/8" x 4" x 1 1/4". When assembled it is 4 1/4" tall and holds 12 standard lip balm tubes. Made in the U.S.A. 

Question: How many lip tubes will this hold if they are standing up instead of laying down?

Answer: If you prefer to stand up your lip tubes in this box, you can fit approximately 24 tubes in the display.

Learn more about this product, Click Here


Wednesday, June 22, 2016





Trending Question: The Difference Between a Lake and a Dye

Question: What is the difference between a lake and a dye color?

Answer: Dye colors are water soluble and can be man-made or natural. These colors produce very vibrant hues and stay clear in clear bases.  

Lake colors are man-made and an oil dispersible combination of dyes and a substrate material such as aluminium or barium. They tend to slightly cloud clear bases.

Both dye and lake colors will migrate in multicolored melt and pour soap. They are colorfast (not UV-stable) and when sold in stores require special packaging such as soap boxes to protect the colors from fluorescent lighting.  


Tuesday, June 21, 2016





Product Spotlight: Ocean Blue Liquid Dye Color

oc·ean blue li·quid dye col·or | cosmetic color 

Produces a clear blue color in clear bases and a pastel baby blue color in white bases. Bleeds or migrates in melt and pour soap bases. Will tint water color when used in bath salts, bath fizzies, and bath bombs. May not be used in eye or lip products. 

Question: Can this be used in sugar scrubs?

Answer: It works in sugar scrubs just fine. The powder is much harder to use, and with this all you have to do is add the amount you want and it comes out perfectly.
 


Monday, June 20, 2016





Just Announced! Facebook Photo Contest Winner

This week's Facebook Photo Contest Winner is...

(Drum roll, please).

Nicole with her 'Here Comes The Bride' Soaps

She used Crafter’s Choice™ Pink Berry Mimosa Fragrance Oil to scent her beautiful bars. 
 


Friday, June 17, 2016





Product Spotlight: Dual Laser Thermometer

du·al la·ser ther·mom·et·er | measuring tool 

Professional Grade Dual Laser Infrared Thermometer. Dual laser for more accurate measurement of temperatures. Popular tool for soap making and lotion making. 

Question: I am just starting out. Why would I need a thermometer?

Answer: Many soap and cosmetic projects are much easier with a thermometer. A thermometer is extremely useful when layering soap or working with more intricate designs for melt & pour soap. Lotion crafters often need to check the temperature of their recipes to ensure the lotion is cool enough to add a preservative. Lip balm makers check the temperature of lip balm to prevent sink holes. Cold process soap makers and other cosmetic produces also find this tool valuable.


Friday, June 17, 2016





Product Spotlight: Blue Cosmo Oval Bottles

blue cos·mo ov·al bot·tle | packaging 

This bottle is made of PET plastic with a recycle number of 1. It has a bottle height of five inches, and requires a 20/410 top. Made in the U.S.A. 

Question: What are the dimensions of this bottle? Trying to find a good label.

Answer: The height to the shoulder is 3.75", the width of the smallest part of the bottle is 2", the width of the widest part is about 2.25", and the circumference is 5.5". When determining label size we suggest you purchase the product prior to purchasing labels so you have the product in hand. This way you can judge exactly how you would like your label to be placed on your product.


Wednesday, June 15, 2016





Trending Question: Exfoliants for Face Washes

Question: What do you recommend as the best exfoliant for my face wash recipe?

Answer: When washing the face with an exfoliating product it is important to use very gentle ingredients that will not damage the skin.  We recommend the following additives for face washes:
  1. Jojoba Beads - These beads are made from jojoba esters providing a naturally smooth and round surface. Perfect for facial products.
  2. Clays - Clay is a very light exfoliant so it works well in face washes. As a plus many clays are throught to help purify the skin due to the naturally high levels of minerals found in clay. 
  3. Oat Scrub - For a more gentle exfoliation, grind your oatmeal in a coffee grinder to get more of a powder scrub.  Oatmeal has been known for centuries to sooth sensitive skin.  


Tuesday, June 14, 2016





Product Spotlight: Shea Butter Ultra Refined

shea but·ter ul·tra re·fin·ed | cosmetic additive 

Pure shea butter is considered to be high in vitamin/mineral content which is thought to benefit dry skin. Refined and deodorized with natural clays. Pronounced: Shh-aye.

Question: Is this considered a hard butter like cocoa butter is for body butter recipes? 

Answer: Shea butter can be used in a body butter and although it is considered a ‘hard butter’ the consistency is not as hard as cocoa butter.


Monday, June 13, 2016





Just Announced! Winner of the Facebook Photo Contest

This week's Facebook Photo Contest Winner is...

(Drum roll, please).

Brittany with her Pink Sangria Soap 


Friday, June 10, 2016





I is For Indigo...

in·di·go | natural dye color

Bold, rich and deep, Indigo was first used as a color name in 1289, and lies between blue and violet on the rainbow. 

Catherine Legrand’s book, INDIGO: The Color That Changed the World, showed up on our radar shortly after it was published in 2013. Ms. Legrand traveled the world to see first-hand the impact indigo has had on traditions, livelihoods, and cultures for centuries. Since the book was published, we’ve noticed a trend in indigo as a name, color and ingredient in beauty and air care.

Derived from the leaves of Indigofera tinctoria, Indigo is among the oldest dyes to be used for textile dying and printing. Many Asian countries, such as India, China, Japan and Southeast Asian nations have used indigo as a dye (particularly silk dye) for centuries. The dye was also known to ancient civilizations in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Britain, Mesoamerica, Peru, Iran and Africa.

The indigo plant is also used for beauty treatments, containing the botanical actives typtanthrin and indirubin, which can help relieve sensitive, inflamed and dry skin.

To incorporate the Indigo trend into your handmade soap and cosmetic line consider colors in blue and purple tones. Fragrances with the term “blue” in the name will help the buyer connect color to aroma. Indigo’s complementary colors include greens and yellows.


Friday, June 10, 2016





If Indigo Could Talk...

“There are many plants that contain indigo and there are many terms for indico - indigotin, indican, anil, nila, xiquilite, gara, landian and ai - but all the plants contain (and all the terms refer to) the same dye.”1

“...The queen of all dyes (indigo) is still more mysterious since the dye matter itself - indican in the indigo plants and isatan B in woad - is actually invisible.”1

There are many ways to retrieve the indigo from a plant. Some methods are bathing, steeping, drying, composting, and mounting an indigo dye vat.1

In Japan, dark blue is known as kon and indigo blue as ai (like the plant). Nando and asagi are intermediate shades of blue and kamenozoki is the term for several shades of pale blue.”1

“Indigo dying is a universal practice. The process unfolds in the same manner the world over, involving exactly the same the same steps: cultivation or wild harvesting of the plant, extraction of the pigment, preparation of the dye bath, and dyeing of the cloth or yarn.”1

“There are hundreds of varieties of blue-dye plants. Some trail and others climb and cling on to supports. Some are sown and carefully tended, while the wild varieties are gathered in the forest or in the bush. Woad is adapted to a temperate climate, whereas Indigofera plants are happiest in the heat of the tropics.”

Source: 1.) INDIGO, The Color That Changed The World by Catherine Legrand. Published by Thames & Hudson 


Wednesday, June 8, 2016



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