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Why using Lanolin in Soap ROCKS! for dry skin…..

22 May

The Boonton Farmers Market  is starting June 7th, 2014. So, you know what I’m doing…I’m getting ready! This will be our third year. Wow, did I just say that? yes I did. I love being at the market. There are lots of great people!

Sometimes those people (our customers) give us reasons why they buy the soap they buy. There is one customer that gave me a lesson…..The first time she (I’ll call her Mary) Mary came to the table she asked if I had any Lanolin soaps.  Mary told me nothing beats Lanolin soap for dry skin and she won’t use any other kind. Thank God, I did have  some lanolin soaps that day because  she’s been buying them ever since.

Even though I had made some Lanolin Soaps I hadn’t really tested them out. To tell you the truth it wasn’t until recently when I had made some Lip Balms with a bit off lanolin in them. I had a test panel and one of the Testers told me that the lip balm was the best she’s Ever used. She went on to say that it stays on All Day and it moisturizes her lips like no other Lip Balm out there. (she’s a true Lip Balmer) That really peeked my interest.

So, what is Lanolin exactly and why does it Rock?

Well, I found out  it’s a waxy substance which can be called Wool Wax, Wool Grease or Wool Fat. It’s extracted from Sheep Wool….(don’t worry the sheep is not harmed in any way)

 

Eid_Sheep-coloredThere are chemical similarities between lanolin and human skin. AND it prevents moisture loss and it re-hydrates! Now, that ROCKS!!!!

No wonder that Mary and the Lip Balm Tester LOVE the products with Lanolin. No wonder Mary will only use Lanolin Soaps!

Because Lanolin is chemically similar to human skin it makes it perfect for Soaps, lotions and skincare products! You can READ more about Lanolin at Lanolin.com

****Please be advised some people are allergic to Lanolin****

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!!!

Kick off to 2014 SOAP Making!!!

6 Jan

Good Morning and Happy Monday!

Today I’m starting my 2014 soaps. The first one up,  is my *ever Popular Dirt worm soap! being SOLD exclusively on Open Sky. If you’ve never heard of Open Sky it’s a great marketplace with some high end awesome products and I’m proud to be a seller there. Here’s the link if you’d like to join Open Sky.

I’ve been putting off the Dirt Worm Soap because Micheal’s (where I used to get those little worms) stopped selling them. AH>>>>I’ve been on a long hard journey but I finally found them.YAY!!! AND they look awesome can’t wait to show you the pics.

For those of you that have no idea what Dirt Worm Soap is it’s a soap that smells and looks like REAL dirt and has a worm that pops out! They make awesome gifts for Kids Birthday parties but I also have adult men customers that love the idea of showering with a bar of dirt w/ a worm. (I guess it makes them feel like a kid again, hehehehe)

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!!!!

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 🙂

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 🙂

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Sometimes, it happens!

9 Sep

This past weekend we were vendors at River Jam. It’s a festival that’s packed with 2 stages, 16 bands, food, beer, wine, and lots of crafters.  It’s a really great event especially if there’s good weather which it was! Couldn’t have asked for a better day.

We set up our booth and decided to take our normal stroll around to look at what the other vendors were selling. Then came back and sat until it was time to sell.

Right off the bat, 

Boom….

We sold 5 bars of Clouds In the Sky!Clouds in the sky2a

I was thrilled because I LOVE this bar. I know how happy people are going to be with them. I’m not sure if they’re going to use them OR put them on a shelf to look at. I know that they all found great homes. 🙂

Anyway,

I’ve been making soap for over 8 years and every now and then I loose my mind. I had a potential customer come to the table and ask if I add Lauric Acid to my soaps? and I said “No.” Because I don’t……

She said ” Oh, not a problem, not a lot of soap people add it to the soap” and I was like okay….

When she walked away I started thinking that really All of my soaps have Lauric Acid in them. And I should have told her that… Dah….

You want to know what it is too, right?

What is Lauric Acid?

Lauric Acid is an unusual fatty acid that have saturation and a low Molecular weight. (Usually to create a hard, bar of soap you need a High Molecular) The exception to that rule are the oils listed below.  What does it mean to have saturation and a Low Molecular weight? It means it produces a hard bar of soap with great lather. These are some of the oils that are high in Lauric Acid.

Palm Kernel Oil

Coconut Oil

Babassu Oil

To Celebrate Labor Day Weekend….

30 Aug

Are you ready for the big weekend ahead? I can’t believe that the Unofficial END of Summer is already here. Whew! Where did the summer go? I’m really asking you, where did it go?

Anyway, here are some pics of my new soaps. if you are interested in ANY of them let us know our email is: psilovesoapco@gmail.com

Can you see them? CLOUDS in the SKY…..

it’s Scented w. Orange Essential oil and Lemon fragrance

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Here are some just for the FALL……

(will be ready in approx. 4 weeks)

This one we’re calling Pumpkin Spice it’s made w/ REAL PUMPKIN  and it’s scented with Cinnamon Fragrance!

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This one SMELLS just like DONUTS!

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Doesn’t this One just say *HALLOWEEN*?

Witches Brew1

This soap smells so delicious! Words can not describe….

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This one is a CUSTOMER FavoriteHalf cinnamon and Half Orange!

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And the LAST one

Made w/ REAL PUMPKIN and Smells sooooooo darn good I could almost eat it.

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Busy, Busy, Busy and some pic updates….

21 Aug

This summer is flying by. I mean really flying by. I have no clue where the time goes. Being that the first part of the Summer here in New jersey was so stink-en Humid & Hot. You know the type of weather that you feel like doing absolutely nothing. The kind of weather that  zaps all of your energy.  The kind of energy that makes people shop….Which is great for me 🙂

There’s only one problem though, I fell a few batches behind. So, it was catch up time. I was on a soaping marathon. AND as of today I’m almost completely caught up. Yay!

I think now is a good time to say “THANK YOU” to All of our customers  and blog followers!!!!!

Here are a few pictures of new soaps!

(btw, if you are interested in ANY of our soaps email us at psilovesoapco@gmail.com put Blog Soap in Subject line……)

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Just checkin’ in to show off my NEW CREATIONS!

10 Jul

Giving updates!

We’ve been working on a NEW PRODUCT! I can’t say what it right now. But I can say, you’ll be the first to know when it’s perfected and ready to go. I also can tell you that I’m SUPER excited..

Well I’ve been working on some new soaps.

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Pink HimA

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IntuitionA

Drakkar1a

AllNat BloodylangaPlumeriaa

What do you think?

These ALL need to cure for another 6/7 weeks.

AND

after that they’ll be READY to ship!

Did you know if you’re interested in ANY of our soaps WE take PRE-ORDERS? All you have to do is Shoot us an email at

psilovesoapco@gmail.com

We’ll send you an invoice ~ You Pay ~ When the soap is ready we ship!