Tag Archives: Beer soap

Our newest Soaps!

3 Oct

The Holiday season will be here before we know it. So, I’ve been trying to Soap like crazy. Here are 2 that I did yesterday. They’ll be ready in 6 to 8 weeks (just in time for the holidays!)

AND

if you’re interested in Pre-Ordering contact us at psilovesoapco@gmail.com

These are BOTH Ale Soaps. Which means Awesome Lather!!!

MEN LOVE THEM!

Hon Ale2

Spic Ale2

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Re-batched Soap!

30 Sep

Happy Monday!

The weekend went by so fast didn’t it?

Anyway, We’ve had this batch of soap (Guinness)soap that has been around for a bit. Mainly because we had forgotten to add the fragrance. We sell a lot of beer soap but believe or not Men actually like that added scent. Who knew, right?

So, what we needed to do was re-batch the batch we had made. What’s re-batch? It’s the same as Hand-milled soap. You take soap that has already been made (Great for anyone that doesn’t want to work with Lye) and melt it. Then you can add  fragrance and/or color of your choice. It’s wonderful way to make ALL Natural bars using essential oils.

For us it’s not our favorite way to make soap but it works especially when you forget something like fragrance! LoL 🙂

Since I take the pics by myself sometimes it’s hard to get just the right pictures that i was looking for…If you have ANY questions Please ask 🙂

Rebatcha

Rebatchb

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Rebatchd

Rebatche

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What are you doing, It’s FALL!

23 Sep

fall1Happy Monday and first FULL day of FALL!

First, I want to say **Thank you** to whoever nominated me for the Good Neighbor Award….Thanks so much!!!

After I’m done with my morning coffee I have a Super Packed day ahead. First, I have to do inventory from over the weekend. To see how many Bars of Soap we sold. Then I’m off to make  Salt bars  – HUGE Seller this year!

Can’t quite keep them in stock.

One of the batches will be,

Hawaiian Red Alaea Salt scented with Tuberose (customer Favorite)

Red Alaea

Hawaiian RED Alaea Sea Salt

AND

the other one will be 

Pink Himalayan Salt scented with Spa (another customer favorite)

Pink Himalayan

Pink Himalayan Salt

When I’m finished with those I need to make some

Cricket Hill American Ale Soap.

Cricket Hill is a Local Brewery that has their own soap! You can drink the Best Beer and Bathe in it too… How awesome is that? I’d say it’s pretty darn awesome!

I’m honored that we’re the ones that make it!

Cricket Hill

Have a GREAT day!

I Had a Guinness Stout & Hops Soap recipe kind of weekend!

30 Apr

First let me start off with the Farmer’s market updates….We finally got our canopy see:

"Canopy"

And we got the Banner!

"Banner"

I have to say I kind of like it (the banner.) Of course what else would I say? The picture doesn’t really do it justice! It’s a simple yet powerful banner……That you can see from a mile away. Makes me happy:)

With all of the running around we’ve been doing I thought it would be fitting to make a Guinness Stout and hops soap. This can be done either Cold Process or Hot Process — I prefer to do it Hot! But you could do it whichever way you’d like. One of these days when I get some time I’ll actually go over the process to making soap……But for now here’s the Guinness Stout & hops recipe!

This recipe produces lots of lather, bubbles and moisture….It’s awesome!!!

Make sure you read LYE SAFETY and always run this and any other soap recipe through a LYE CALCULATOR!

Makes 2.5 lbs.

Ingredients:

Boiled Guinness Stout (or any other beer) 388 grams

(When you boil the beer it will release the bubbles because you do not want bubbles)

Lye 164 grams

Palm Oil 363 grams

Olive Oil 363 grams

Coconut Oil 363 grams

Castor Oil 45 grams

1/3 cup whole leaf hops

2 to 3 tbsp powdered hops

This is how you put it together….

  1. Boil the Beer

    Boil Beer Until it looks like this....

  2. Measure the Oils.

    Measure Oils

  3. Melt the Oils. ( I put mine in a Crock-pot)

    Melt the Oils

  4. Measure the Lye.

    Measure the Lye.

  5. Add the Lye to the Beer. SLOWLY and stirring as you go….

    Add Lye to Beer.

  6. Add the Lye solution to the Oils. Take your stick blender and Blend!

    Add Lye Solution to Oils and Stick Blend.

  7. Blend until you reach thick Trace.

    Continue blending until you reach thick trace!

  8. Then put the lid on and cook. (I leave it on Low) It will separate and look a little wrong but it’s not. It will eventually look like Vaseline. When it does pick some up between your fingers. At that point I usually do the zap test. If it zaps then I let it cook more if it doesn’t it’s time to add the hops!
  9. Add the Hops! (I use 2 different kinds)

    Pellet Hops - Need to be crushed into powder..

    Whole leaf hops ( I cut them up some before adding)

  10. When you are finished adding the hops it’s time to put it into molds. Then I the soap cool off and then I UN-mold.
  11. Here’s the Finished Product!

    Guinness Stout & Hops Soap