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Seriously, I am in LOVE with this peice of equpiment!

17 Jul

I’ve been struggling with mixing colors into oils/water for over 7 years.

And then BOOM! I hear about  this tiny little mixer.

When I say tiny I mean tiny. I mean it’s ONLY 7 inches long and about an inch wide. It’s cute! and if you mix colors into oils or water it’s a Necessity!

Here’s a picture of it….

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This tiny piece of equipment makes mixing unbelievably easy. Let me also say at  this time it’s “ONLY” for mixing colors there’s not enough power for it to do anything else. But, it’s defiantly worth the money if you’re making a lot of soap.

This mixer can be found at Bramble Berry  or Wholesale Supplies.  You may also be able to find one in a Walmart or Target type of store….Wherever you choose to get one that’s up to you!!

Once you get one and use it (for colors) I can almost bet you’ll be thanking me…. 🙂

UPDATE: A reader was kind enough to tell me of another Type of mini mixer that they say works better than the one I’ve been using….It’s the

Cuissential SlickFroth 2.0 – Electric Milk Frother, Cappuccino Maker

*****Don’t forget ONLY a couple of days left for your chance to “WIN” Key Lime Pie!

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As Requested, Palm Free Soap Recipe!

14 Nov

Happy Afternoon!

First, I just want to remind everyone I’m having a

Pre-Black Friday Special

Receive an ALL NATURAL Sweet Orange Lip Balm with every purchase(while supplies last)

At my store.

Now that I have that out of the way.

I get a lot of searches for Palm Free Soap Recipes so,

I decided to give you one.

PALM FREE RECIPE

If you have never made a batch of soap before I would suggest either taking a class or grab a few books. Here are some of my favorites Smart Soapmaking by Anne L. Watson and The Soapmaker’s Companion by Susan Miller Cavitch.

Or

you can read  these Equipment Needed for Soap MakingSoap Making the Easy Way.

If you have made a batch or two make sure you know “LYE SAFTEY” and run the  recipe through a LYE CALCULATOR! (because you know I am human)

Now that I got that out of the way – let me give you the recipe!

Ingredients:

Distilled Water 14 oz

Sodium Hydroxide (Lye) 5.6 oz

Sunflower Oil 14 oz

Coconut Oil 13.2 oz

Olive Oil 10 oz

Cocoa Butter 2 oz

Beeswax .8 oz

Want another recipe? Check out this Palm Free recipe (it’s towards the end.)

Have I gone over, the equipment needed for soap making?

17 Feb

I don’t think I have. So, what equipment is needed to make soap? I know there are lots of answers out there. The net is full of all kinds of answers. I guess because everyone has there own way of doing things…..

Here’s my list of equipment needed for soap making. You can also check this site out!

First safety!

1. Safety Goggles

2. Gloves ( I use chemical resistant ones)

3. Long sleeves – a lab coat works wonders

4. A Scale (a digital that measures in grams)

5. Measuring cups ( I use a variety of sizes from 1 cup to 8 cups)

6. Measuring spoons ( Sometimes I use a couple of sets depending on which soap I’m making)

7. Stainless Steel pots (make sure they are stainless steel or something the lye will not eat through)

8. Spatulas (at least 3)

9. Plastic Slotted Spoons
10. Stick Blender (this helps a lot)

11. Molds

12. Fabric softener Sheets (I use these to stop static cling with the lye. I go around the top of the jar of lye)

Hummm Did I forget anything? I probably have. I’m hoping that I haven’t. But, if I forget something I’ll be back to update the equipment needed for soap making!