Tag Archives: cold process soap

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!!!

 

 

Happy November 1st!

1 Nov

I just can not believe how time fly’s!

FLY

I’ve been extremely busy with the soap business and my personal life. And I just realized at this very moment (well, probably  ten minutes ago) that it’s November 1st! It’s November 1st and I haven’t written a post in like forever.

So I started thinking what could I share with you that would be a wealth of information.  AND Boom I remembered reading this awesome blog post about *ORGANIC and what that means written by The Sirona Springs Blog. You can read the post here. You need to go and read this post! Ruth Esteves really tells you everything you need to know when it comes to ORGANIC and soap products! She is the owner of Sirona Springs onlne and the co-owner of The Nova studio where she gets to teach what she loves to do.

Anyway, I hope you do go and read her post about what ORGANIC really means!

One thing that really gets to me….

12 Sep

 I have the oils, butters, colors. fragrance and the mold ready to go. I have a vision in my mind of what I’d like to do in the mold. I’m ready!!

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AND then it happens,

I go to get the distilled water

and boom.

NO Distilled Water.

Ah, really no distilled water? Yep, as I look again in disbelief — It’s true I have no distilled water. Needless to say it does take air out of my balloon a tiny bit.

Right away, I start thinking Milks, Beer, Apple juice, Aloe Vera and which liquid will best fit my needs.

 I make my decision Buttermilk it will be.

So, I measure it out and put it into the freezer asap. Now, I wait! Hoping to get this batch done. I’ll post pics tomorrow (if it comes out, lol)

Whew, it’s HOT out there…..

31 May

So hot in fact,

it’s time to have a COOL Sizzling SALE!

ENTER:

SIZZLING

for 25% off ANY order at:

www.psilovesoapco.com

But Hurry this COOL deal won’t last forever!

New soap and Solid SHAMPOO Bars Pics!

14 May

I’ve been extremely BUSY trying to get everything in order for the

BOONTON FARMERS MARKET

I’ve been making Lots of new Products….Like these Solid Shampoo bars (I use & Love them everyday):

SOLID SHAMPOO BARS

SOLID SHAMPOO BARS

I know there are a lot of people out there that frown upon using these types bars..Mainly because of the  Sodium Lauryl Sulphate or SLS. In the past years people believe that they cause cancer. The FACT is that there is absolutely no proof that it does and that’s according to the American Cancer Society.

After ALL of my years of making Cold Process Soaps. I still can’t switch my shampoo to a cold process shampoo bar. I make and sell lots of them.  I’ve tried MANY times to switch and each time my hair gets brittle and like hay and makes my head itch (you’re supposed to use an Apple cider vinegar rinse to bring the ph back to normal.) That’s too much work for me, as I don’t even use conditioner. LoL:)

These bars are GREAT because they can be customized.

Orange: Rosemary Grapefruit w/ Vitamin E

Yellow: Bergamot Geranium w/ Glycerin

Pink: Lavender w/ Jojoba

Green: Grapefruit / Avocado Oil

My Motto is:

Variety is the SPICE of LIFE.

Now, onto the new pics…..

LIME & LAVENDER

Goat Milk

Goat Milk Soap packed with Olive Oil, Avocado Oil, Mango Seed Butter (just to name a few) and it’s scented with Essential Oils of Lime & Lavender. The Bluish layer is Alkanet Root with lots of Dead Sea Salt. The Greenish layer is Parsley Powder with Calendula and the Beige layer is left naked with no color. 

LEMONGRASS w/ hint of ROSEMARY

Lemongrass

Colored with Cocoa Powder & Lemon Powder. Poppy Seeds make it ALL come together.

Patchouli, Ylang & Sweet Orange.

Patchouli

 Colored w/ Paprika, Annatto Seed & Pink Kaolin Clay.

It Tuesday and a Time to be THRILLED!

9 Apr

Happy Tuesday!

Yesterday, I made a batch of soap and I’m so proud of it just had to share!

It has 2 different shades of green with a whitish color and has a piece of Loofah sticking out of the top…Plus, it’s scented with Ginger Lime. YUM!

Ginger Lime

Ginger Lime

 

And this is the other one. It’s a Loofah Soap with the same colors and scent as above.they will both be ready in 6 to 8 weeks…

Ginger Lime Loofah

Ginger Lime Loofah

 

 

It’s the start of a new WEEK!

11 Feb

I have a packed day ahead.

Lots of *Gonzo Pimple* soap  to be made along with my ever popular *CALLUS Remover* Soap. Plus, my creative juices started to flow again. I have a lot of new ideas that I hope will translate into some awesome looking soap. My fingers are crossed. As every Soap maker knows sometimes things just don’t happen the way you’d like them too……But I’ll keep my faith.

I’m hoping to post a New Recipe for ALL of my followers that love my recipes. Be on the look out. So with all that I said here are some new soap pics.

This soap I call the UPSIDE DOWN SOAP being that there are designs on both the up & down sides….

Upside down soap....This is Upside.

Upside down soap….This is Upside.

and This is the down Side but it still has a design on it!

and This is the down Side but it still has a design on it!

 

Ginger Lime

Ginger Lime

Sunny Side...

Sunny Side…

 

WooHoo it’s 2013!!!!!

1 Jan

2013

To ALL a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!

“”First giveaway of the Year…Here’s the Link.””

And Special thank you’s to

Darilyn – The High Note Dot NET

She makes amazing items!

Website – http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheHighnotedotnet

Blog – http://thehighnotedotnet.com/

Katherine –Pillows Alamode Blog

Blog – http://pillowsalamode.wordpress.com/

Hope everyone started  there New Year Off with a kick! May everyone be BLESSED all year long:)

Help! need a name….

20 Dec

Happy Thursday!

Hope everyone is having a Great week. Mine has been entirely too busy. But busy is good! So, I’m not complaining. But it’s been busy. I haven’t even thought about writing Christmas cards out yet. And Christmas is Tuesday.WHEW! I better take a deep breath and get moving.

Okay, so here’s the deal. my newest creation is a Champagne Soap that I scented w/ Orange Essential Oil & cranberry fragrance oil.

champagne

Name ideas would be GREAT! Just leave  a comment with your idea:)