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AND here it is…..

31 Jan

While I can’t say that I’m in with the first soap in over 2 years I can say I’m *in friend* with it. Although it didn’t come out the way I wanted it. It wasn’t a total disaster and that I’m thankful for.

I got up extra early this morning because I could NOT wait to find out how it came out. First, I took off all the covers and box. And I said well it looks great! Then I un-molded it and said “not bad” then I cut the bars and said “well, definitely not what I was hoping for but still okay.”

SO,

here’s the glorious pic!

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And I’m SO happy and THANKFUL to say ALL Pre-Orders have been SOLD!

*THANK YOU* ALL of my AWESOME CUSTOMERS you  ROCK!!!!!!

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And SO it begins!

29 Jan

YIPPEE YAHOO,

TOday was the day!

For what you ask?

TOday was the day that I made a batch of soap.

*hahahaha,  caution ramble about to happen…..*

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THE first batch of soap since October 2014. YES! that is just what I said October 2014. I can’t believe it’s been that long it seems like just yesterday. But it wasn’t like yesterday. My hubby told me I should make a test batch because it’s been so long.

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Did I listen?  Did I listen?

The answer to that question would be NO! Hahaha, NO  of coarse I didn’t listen to him.  I thought well I’ve made hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of batches of soap. It’ll be like riding a bike.

You know what?

It wasn’t like  riding a bike.  Oh, don’t get me wrong. I know how to make soap but it’s the little things like how a recipe reacts in order to do certain designs.

But I persevered and got the soap done! My fingers, toes, and everything else is crossed waiting for the the unveiling tomorrow………..Here’s a preview of the top. This is FRESH and I’m hoping the inside looks just as good as the outside! What are your thoughts? Leave your comments below…..

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The BEST moisturizing Facial/Body bar EVER!!!

18 Nov

SoapBoxCan you believe that the winter’s almost here! I can’t. You know what comes with the winter? Heat. And what comes from the heat? Dry skin and do you know why? because

Dry heat = Dry skin

AND

You know what the BEST cure for dry skin is? It’s a bar of my customer *Top Rated moisturizing soap.

This soap recipe is extremely moisturizing and can be used as a Facial bar or a body bar.

Okay, enough with my babbling lets get to the recipe:

MOISTURIZING FACIAL/BODY SOAP recipe

( This recipe is for a 2.5 lb batch)

**PLEASE, PLEASE,PLEASE**

run this and any recipe

through a LYE CALCULATOR!!

& if you’ve never made a batch please read this.

Coconut Oil   363g     (32%)

Olive Oil          340g    (30%)

Hemp Oil        272g     (24%)

Shea Butter    108g    (9.5%)

Castor Oil        34g       (3%)

Beeswax           17g       (1.5%)

Lye (sodium hydroxide) 159g

Mix together Buttermilk 250g  Distilled water 141g then freeze to slushy stage!

As always if you have ANY questions give me a shout 🙂

Happy Soaping!!!

 

 

Huh, What is Kokum Butter?

17 May

hahaha, Glad you asked. I love use using Kokum Butter (pronounced Coke-um) in everything to soaps to lip balms. But what is it? Well, It comes from the Garcinia Indica tree (that’s the botanical name) and it’s from the St. John’s Wort family. But, I like to just call it the Kokum Butter Tree. LoL

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It’s  a tree that grows in the Western Ghats region of India.   The tree grows with dense glossy green leaves and produces fruits that look like small plums that are a brownish color.  Under the brownish skin is juicy white fruit with approximately  6 to 8 seeds. Supposedly, the fruit tastes yummy however I’ve never tried it so I have no clue how it tastes.

The Kokum Butter is made from the seeds of the fruit. The butter consists of up to 80% of triglycerides. Which is said to help prevent drying skin. And from what I’ve seen it certainly does. It’s one of my favorite “ALL Time” butters to use.

Soon you’ll be able to check  out our soaps with Kokum Butter here!

Woot Woot!

12 Feb

Happy Wednesday,

As I wait for another snow storm that’s headed this way. I remembered I never added the finished pic from the other day. So here it is:

AFTER:

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and here’s another soap I made:

BEFORE:

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AND here’s the

AFTER:

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How do you think they LOOK???

It’s a NEW week!

10 Feb

Thank goodness for Monday and one day closer to Spring. This winter has been nothing but White on White on White. AND to tell you the truth I’ve just about had it. There is only so much white I can handle. You know its bad when you wake up in the morning and you look outside to see if it snowed. And when you LOOK outside it looks exactly the same as the night before. That is until you looks at the side walk or the road and notice that yes it did indeed snow. AHHHHH..

Thank God for Soaping! I’ve started to make my spring soaps. I’m starting with Lilac. Oh, have I LOVE the scent of Lilacs in the Spring.

BEFORE:

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AFTER:

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AFTER is not done yet but will post a pic tomorrow when it’s done.  I can not wait to see how the inside turns out! The anticipation is killing me!!!

Finally done!

6 Feb

I have finally finished the

*Wormie in Dirt soap*

I have to say they look more realistic than ever! and smell that way too. Sometimes things do happen for a reason.  

Worm1 What do you think????

btw, If you’re interested in purchasing one it’s SOLD Exclusively  on Opensky! and if you’re not on Opensky what are you waiting for? There are so many unique and different products from real people…. Hope to see ya there 🙂

Did they say more SNOW?

4 Feb

O’ yes they did. And to tell you the truth there is nothing worse than having to shovel. IK! That’s really one thing I could do without. Yesterday, after I was done shoveling I started going through the soaps I NEED to sell (to be able to restock for the spring)

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I have two boxes with 20 mixed soaps in each. There is absolutely nothing wrong with these soaps other than the fact they are almost out of season. 

Each box is $39 and includes shipping. Wow! that’s under $2 a bar and it includes shipping. Unheard of!  What a great way to try our soaps if you’ve never had the opportunity because money is a factor. Or maybe you LOVE handcrafted soaps but are unable to afford them right now.

You’ll have to act quickly though I only have 2 boxes. Once there gone there gone!

If you are interested please email us at,

psilovesoapco@gmail.com

Fun Friday with a Poll….

8 Nov

I’ve been trying my hardest to get a blog post posted AND guess what I haven’t gotten it posted. I’ve been so busy that I had a hard time thinking. (does that ever happen to you?)

Anyway, this is going to be short and sweet ( could  you share? THANK YOU!!!)~ see the bottles below.

liquidThese bottles are filled with Liquid Soap! I’ll be posting a tutorial soon. (I Promise!)

in the meantime I need your help!

I NEED a name for the Spearmint Peppermint soap.

Please take this poll=

THANK YOU!!!!

Halloween is coming! and dirt soap does just the trick…

25 Oct

I can’t believe it’s almost

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can you? Anyway, I’ve been cleaning off some shelves to make room for some new soaps. I have 4 Bars of soap that SMELL just like dirt, it’s the weirdest thing. But, the kids and Adult Men love it for some reason although they like the little worm that comes with it.

Ingredients include Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Coffee and Cocoa Powder

These 4  lonely bars NEED a home. I’m asking $13 and it includes the shipping (USA ONLY)Worm in dirt1 If you are interested send us your email address at psilovesoapco@gmail.com so we can send you a Paypal invoice!

Have a great weekend!