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Well here it is……

23 Dec

This has not been easy but  I made the Major Announcement a few weeks ago.

But for those of you that don’t know here’s the link to explain.

Major Announcement

I hope to get soaping sooner than later!

MERRY CHRISTMAS & May each of you have the BEST New Year ever ::

I (P.S. I Love Soap Co.) made the NEWS!

11 Jun

The beginning of the Farmers Market has begun. It’s a brand new year and this year we’re decided to do two markets. The Boonton Farmers Market – every Sat between 8:30 & 2 and the Pequannock Farmers Market – every Thursday between 2 & 7. It’s already been a lot of fun. I Love when customers come right up to the table look around and say ” okay, what’s new?” It just makes my day……

But, not only have the Farmers Markets opened but The Daily Record (local newspaper) did an awesome article about my journey  and my soaps! If you want to know why and how my business happened,   You can see the article here.

I’ve been incredibly busy and inspired this year in a great way! What inspires you?

It’s Monday!

21 Oct

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This is exactly the way I feel today! Boy, O’ Boy! these weekends are going by faster and faster, aren’t they?

Well, at the Boonton Farmers Market they’ve been having these wonderful little Alpacas….

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Aren’t they just the cutest ! I would LOVE to take one home with me 🙂

Is it a bird, a plane?

10 Oct

Nope, it’s none of those….it’s

*Monkey Farts*

Monkey Farts soap that is! 

(lol) and yes you did read correctly!

And

believe it or not it’s One of our *BEST sellers with Kids and Adults.

It has a Clean Berry scent. Here’s a few Pictures……

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Today I’ll be making another Kid favorite. Dirt soap w/ worms! It one of my favorite soaps to make. I’ll post pics tomorrow.

Have a GREAT Day 🙂

Happy Hump Day! Don’t cha think it’s a good day for new Soap Pics?

12 Jun
I’ve been really busy trying to make some new and exciting soaps.
(they’ll ALL be ready in 6 to 8 weeks)
 
How do you think I did?
 
Here is:
 
GoodandPlenty1
 
Made with Aniseed Essential oil !
If you or someone you know  LOVE’s those candy treats wouldn’t this make THE perfect gift?
 
 
This One is one of my Newest Favorite scent combinations..
 
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 It’s made with Geranium, Lemongrass & Aniseed Essential Oils and SMELLS Soooooo Good!
With there was a smell a computer program.
 
AND
 
Lastly,
 
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This scent (fragrance oil) is a Customer Favorite!
 
 

Are there Any Chemicals in my soaps?

21 Mar

I have two different answers for that question.

yes no

Both answers, really?

Yes! Both….

For years I was making Natural Soap for myself and family. It was a need to end DRY SKIN. I wasn’t making it to avoid chemicals. My goal at the time (for me and my family) was to get DETERGENTS off  our Skin and it worked

No More Dry Skin!

While doing it I accumulated an abundance of soaps.  (I’ve been making handcrafted soaps for 6/7 years.)

Last year (2012),

I started selling my soaps at the local Farmers Market.

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I would tell customers that I use Fragrance Oil and FDA Approved Coloring….No one seemed to mind. I answered lots questions and it got me thinking. That’s when I took the plunge (although, not as big as I would have liked) and made  a few batches of ALL – NATURAL soaps.

I made a sign specially for the tray they were on….Saying “ALL NATURAL Soaps” and had an arrow pointing to them. I had many, many, many customers ask what are these? I would tell them, those are my ALL NATURAL soaps that I use Essential Oils (plant based not manufactured)and I use natural coloring like Paprika instead of FDA approved coloring. Out of say 100 customers maybe 1 possibly 2 wanted the ALL NATURAL Soaps.

With that being said I have added ALL Natural Soaps to my ETSY store. This is just the beginning…..More to come!

Here is the link to my ALL Natural Soaps on ETSY.

Okay, so let me get back to the question. Are there any chemicals in my soaps?

Answers:

No – There are None in my ALL NATURAL  and Unscented No Color Selections.

But

YES – There are in every other soap I make. Since Fragrance is a chemical and some of the colorings I use too.

It’s ALL about CHOICES!

Soaps that will be featured at Savannah Hope Vintage!

7 Jan

As the New year starts taking off. Thought I’d hurry up and post some of my ALL Natural soaps.

By ALL Natural I mean the scent is natural and the coloring is natural. I myself prefer other ways of scenting soap and coloring it via fragrance oil & colorings (like mica’s). I can be a lot more creative and make Happier Looking soap.

This past spring, summer & fall at the Boonton Farmers market I did a test. What I found was truly amazing. You know how people say you eat with your eyes first? Well, it seems to be the same with soap. I had a fairly large tray with my ALL Naturals and I even put a large sign saying that tray was ALL Natural.

My customers & potential customers would ask about the tray. (at the time there was  no price difference) you know what? Every single customer & potential customer veered away from that tray. They went to the soaps that made them HAPPY!

Which makes me Happy!

I will at one point work on the ALL Naturals but for me right now Ah….I’m not in a rush. But, I did make some for

Savannah Hope Vintage

Located right here in Downtown Boonton,NJ

This one I call:

REFRESHING

A combination of Lavender, Pink Grapefruit and Tea Tree Essential Oils

Refreshing

This is:

Whimsical

combination of Lavender, Blood Orange & Petitgrain Essential oils

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Uplifting & Balanced is this One!

Rosemary and Pink Grapefruit Essential Oils

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This is is called

Nice!

It’s a combination of Ylang Ylang and lemon

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So much to do so Little time to do it…..

24 Aug

First I can’t believe that it’s finally Friday!

Second I can’t believe that every word I’m typing is coming out wrong. Does this happen to everyone or just me?

Third, I’ve been busy with All kinds of things. I’ve been having some problems with my website (curiosity of the Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild)

Anyway, they can’t seem to find out what’s going on with the site. So, if you are a reader of this Blog and were one of the people who wanted to place an order and couldn’t….Just drop me an email….psilovesoapco@gmail.com

AND

Thanks for your Patience!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now, onto some other things.

Think “RAFFLE!” =

Sorry but –USA Residents ONLY

1 bar of handcrafted Soap

This is how it will work. Send an email to:

psilovesoapco@gmail.com

in the Subject put:

Raffle

in the  body of the email:

Your favorite scent

Then tell your friends  they could  have a chance to WIN too…..

= 1 Full size bar Soap

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK!!!!!

I will pick a winner Monday Sept. 3rd, 2012

The winner will receive an email…..

It’s Finally Friday~~~~:)

17 Aug

O’ it’s Friday Yipee!

Yesterday, I made an Acne Soap. I un-molded it and cut it this morning

AND

it Looks great and smells like it should do something to acne or pimply skin. I’ll be shocked if it doesn’t. Here’s a Pic!

GONZO – ACNE/PIMPLE SOAP

 

Today I’ll be working on an extra moisturizing Face Soap.

I’m leaning towards a Buttermilk or Cream with  Honey and Silk. We’ll see!

I’m super excited that I made my first donation (from sales) to my local Food pantry…….

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Every little bit helps….Remember when you buy soap at either www.psilovesoapco.com or my Etsy Shop 2% of ALL sales go towards feeding people!

Do you Need Lye to Make Soap?

20 Jul

Happy Friday!

First let me say. This is Last day to receive 25% off your entire order at:

P.S. I Love Soap Co or My Etsy Shop

ENTER:

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Okay now that I’ve said that I Hope everyone’s had a Great week.

So one of the questions I get asked at the Boonton Farmers’ Market is:

“Do you need LYE to make Soap ?”

LYE also called (Sodium Hydroxide)

If you don’t know what Lye (also called Sodium Hydroxide) is,  it’s a caustic substance. Years ago it was used as a Drain Cleaner. When it’s dry there’s no problem. But, if it comes in contact with the tiniest bit of moisture (humid days and lye don’t mix since the lye will attract the water) it gets very Hot.  How hot? Hot enough that if it comes in contact with your skin you can get Burned.

(This is why Soap Makers wear Protective eye-wear, gloves and long sleeves).

What most people don’t realize about soap is  it’s the  product of a chemical reaction.

At the Farmers’ market, I had an older gentleman customer. He said he used to make soap many years ago.  He the gave me  the Best description of Making Soap.

This is what he told me.

You take 2 separate substances combine them together and you end up producing a 3rd substance which would be soap…..

This was the Best description of Soap Making I’ve ever heard!

Do you Need Lye (Sodium Hydroxide) to make soap? the answer is “YES” you need lye to make soap. There are however less dangerous ways to make soap. You could buy a melt & pour base or use a pre-made base.

If you are interested in making soap the old fashion way check out Soap Making the Easy Way!