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I’m going to have a Busy week making Soap, especially Loofah Soap!

24 Jul

I had another busy week at the Boonton Farmers market. The funny thing is that my online customers buy completely different soaps than my farmers’ market customers. I just can’t figure out why? But they do……

Anyway, I’m almost “Sold out” of all the Loofah soap I made. People are just  loving it. Who knew?

Loofah Soap

This is what some of them said:

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the loofah soap

“Keep stock on that loofah boy, I love it!

(of coarse I’m not a boy but I understood what they were saying)

I’m just amazed and thankful that they are loving it! So guess what I’m doing the next few days? Yep! making Loofah Soap. I am so happy that people are loving my soaps. I guess it’s because I’m a people pleaser. It just bothers me when someone isn’t pleased w/ one of my soaps that I have to make it right……

P.S.  if you are interested in buying a bar – this is where you can buy Loofah Soap!

Have a great Day! I’m off to make soap:)

I’m having a Sizzling HOT Soap Sale!

17 Jul

Good Morning Everyone! Hope everyone is having a fantastic day so far………

Well, here on the East Coast it’s going to be another sizzling day. If you read my post yesterday you know I couldn’t get moving. (Although, I did manger to make a few batches of soap.)

The funny thing is I feel exactly the same way today (I can’t get moving!)……

So,  I figured it would be a Great day for a Soap Sale!!!!

25% off any order on order at  www.psilovesoapco.com or http://www.etsy.com/shop/PSILoveSoapCo

Enter:

sizzling

But you have to Hurry offer ends July 19, 1012

For ALL who live in the on the East Coast make sure to drink Plenty of water..It’s going to be a HOT one!

It Tuseday! Time for updates…..

3 Jul

Hi!

I’ve been so busy these days it’s overwhelming. But, I’m loving it!  Can you believe the 4th of July is here!

Whew! Feels like a Sale…when you spend $10.00 or more at www.psilovesoapco.com you’ll receive $1.50 off your purchase of $10. or more.

Enter Coupon CODE : july2102     HURRY ends July 6,2102.

 

—Okay, now that I’ve let you know about the sale time let me give you the updates. The Farmers Market has been a lot of FUN! Lots of Great people.

I’m learning that customers over the computer like different things than customers at the market! I’m fascinated by it! Maybe it has to do with location? I don’t know but I do know they like different things! Which is not bad it’s just different.

—-I’ve also been trying out different recipes for Shampoo bars. The problem I always have with shampoo bars is that they make your hair feel as if there is a coating over each strand..IK! I’m not into that. I like a Clean feeling product!

Yesterday was a Shampoo Bar trial day! I was  having no luck with my own recipes so I found one here. It was a good recipe! I have a lot of tweaking to do. We’ll see. I’m thinking of adding avocado oil or silk to it to see if that helps……….

I’m hoping to do that soon…….I’ll let you see my updates!

—Here are some pics of some new soaps on the drying racks as I type:)

Cool Water (for Men)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bergamot & Grapefruit (YUM)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“FUN Monkey Farts”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a GREAT 4th of July!!!!!! Independence Day!

YAY! it’s the first full day of Summer…Good day for a 3 oil cold process soap recipe!

21 Jun

This is one of my favorite seasons….Although, I will say here in Jersey it’s  humid and hot! It’s kind of icky! But, other than that I love this weather.

Anyway, I figured today would be a Great day for a 3 oil soap recipe. Quick and simple and you only need 5 ingredients! But, before that I’d like to show you this……..My newest creation:)

Bazooka Bubble Gum cold processed soap!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Okay, since it’s so Hot I’ll cut through the chase and give the recipe! Have a Question, Please contact me:)

****Make sure and put this recipe or any other recipe through a Lye Calculator and Read Lye Saftey!****

Ingredients:

Distilled water – 15 ounces

Lye – 6 ounces

Coconut Oil – 14 ounces

Hemp-seed Oil  – 13 ounces

Olive Oil – 13 ounces

Did you know? Mango Seed Butter………

30 May

Happy Wednesday! Hope your day and week are going Well:) Mine’s going somewhat slowly……but isn’t that what happens whenever there is a Holiday?

Did you know?

Mango Seed Butter:

Mango Seed Butter

is  rich in beta carotene, essential fatty acids and skin-loving vitamins that include A & E. It’s  ideal for helping to treat dry skin. It also protects your skin  from future dryness.

“my” Favorite Mechanic Soap recipe!

29 May

Mechanic Soap recipe has to be one of the most searched recipes ever. So, being that it’s after the Holiday….belated THANK YOU to All the military out there! Because without you “WE” wouldn’t be who we are today! THANK YOU!

I’ve decided to post my favorite Mechanic Soap recipe! When I started making soap years my husband needed something for his icky hands. He’s a mechanic and not one of the “new” mechanics that has pretty hands because they use gloves. Nope, he’s the old fashion type.  Down & dirty!

 

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Don’t forget to READ LYE SAFETY and use a LYE CALCULATOR! ALWAYS!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s the recipe:

Distilled Water 15.2 ounces

Lye 5.6 ounces

Olive Oil 13.3 ounces

Palm Kernel Oil 13.3 Ounces

Mango Seed Butter 6.7 ounces

Shea Butter 6.7 ounces

 

These you add at trace before sticking into the mold.

Pumice (fine) 1 tablespoon

Loofah (Shredded) 1 tablespoon

 

If you have any Questions feel FREE to Contact me:) I won’t bite:>

 

 

 

I’m Super Excited its Monday…..it must be good day for a Oatmeal Soap Recipe!

23 Apr

Okay, how was your weekend? Mine was Great!  It was nice and warm on Saturday.  So my husband and I decided to take our bird “Joe” for a walk. Here’s Joe.

…Yep! That’s what I said a walk. I have a backpack birdcage that he loves to go in. I know it’s a little bit weird. But I never said I was normal. LOL~~~~~ Anyway, Sunday it was Raining so we didn’t do much. Today it’s not much better but at least it’s a brand new week……

I have a project that I’m Super excited about. And today I start to document it. But for right now, I’m going to give you a Oatmeal Soap Recipe…….

Be sure you run this recipe and any other recipe through a Lye Calculator And read Lye Safety!

Make sure You run this recipe or any other recipe through a LYE Calculator And Read LYE Safety!

This recipe makes 2 ½ pounds

Goat Milk 431 grams

Lye 163 grams

Palm Oil 340 grams

Coconut Oil 340 grams

Soybean Oil 340 grams

Cocoa Butter 45 grams

Wheat Germ Oil 34 grams

Castor Oil 34 grams

4 heaping Tablespoons of Colloidal Oatmeal – Add this to Trace and stir until fully incorporated.

This is an excellent recipe for people with eczema or dry skin. Here’s what a bar looks like:

Now onto to Project!

Drum roll Please!!!!!

For the first time ever………I’m taking my soaps to the Farmer’s Market! Yippee yahoo!!! Since it starts in 6 weeks and 5 days I have a lot to get accomplished……

This past weekend we and got some baskets, chalkboard paper and some great holders (got them at the dollar store – I Love the Dollar store)

Anyway, I’ll marking my progress a long the way………………………………….Super Excited! Hope you come with me on my journey……………..:)

 

Happy, happy Saturday!

21 Apr

Hope everyone is doing something Fun this weekend! ! ! !  !

As for me I have a lot of running around……

But, just thought I’d show off my newly listed soap:  It’s a Kitchen / Gardener’s Soap. It’s a dedication to “coffee lovers”  Made with Real coffee, cream and sugar (if you can believe that?) Smells as Good as it LOOKS~~~~

Cup of COFFEE Kitchen Soap

Okay, bye for now! Just wanted to show that off……I guess you could call me a Show-off..Ha

***Important LYE Safety*** Read this before attempting Cold Process Soap!

23 Mar

Are you new to the Cold Process Soap Making world?

Then I would suggest first you read either Smart Soapmaking by Anne Watson or The Everything Soap Making Book by Alicia Grasso.

Okay, so why is Lye safety important? Well how important are your eyes or skin? Lye is extremely corrosive. Years ago —I’m not sure if it still in use now—but people used to clean out clogged drains with Lye……That is how powerful this chemical is.

Lye is activated by water. Meaning it’s a dry chemical but once water hits it. It changes and starts to heat up. Water could mean sweat, humid day any type of moisture in the air…. This is why when you work with Lye you have to be extremely careful.

Safety Goggles, Long Sleeves, Long Pants & Chemical Resistant Gloves are ALL a MUST! No exceptions!

—Make sure you have Poison Control ph# handy.

***For a poison emergency in the U.S. call 1-800-222-1222****

—If you somehow ingest this chemical DO NOT Induce vomiting. Instead drink water and CALL 911.

—If you accidentally get some into your eyes…If you wear contacts get them out of your eyes and immediately start rinsing your eyes with water… Get Medical treatment!

Never use Aluminum with Lye as it will eat right through it. Instead use STAINLESS STEEL or PLASTIC that can withstand HIGH HEAT!

If you have any questions, please contact me!

Ik, It’s raining — So, Let’s make some soap!

16 Mar

Well here in Boonton, NJ it’s just nasty out. I mean just nasty! I guess the flowers like the rain but I hope the sun comes out tomorrow……(sing with me ….. The sun’ll come out tomorrow — bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow  — there’ll be sun!)

Sorry I just couldn’t help myself…….Anyway, what better way to make the best of a day than to make a nice batch of soap…I’m going to make a nice Mechanics soap today. I already have everything ready to go……..See

Oils for soap making

These are the oil I’m going to use Olive oil, Palm kernel flakes, Mango seed butter and shea butter………Then I’m going to add a healthy amount of Shredded Loofah and Fine Pumice!

And

Because this soap will be for a man I’m going to leave it Unscented!  Tomorrow I’ll post the pic of what it looks like. Can’t wait to get started! Off to make Soap I go!!!!