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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:)

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Boonton Farmers Market….was a Blast!

11 Jun

I was soooooo busy trying to get prepared for this past Saturday’s Boonton Farmer’s Market that my brain couldn’t deal with typing a blog post. So, I’m here now to give the updates!

 

Farmer’s market!

Here’s a pic of my beautiful stall, station, or whatever ya call it……The pic doesn’t do it justice. It did the trick. Lots of customers! Good conversations with some really neat people……..Thanks for everyone attending  and being part of opening day! Yippee……..can’t wait for next weekend.

Boonton Farmer’s Market

Newest Creation:

I’ve also been very busy making lots of  (you guessed it) Soap! Here’s one of my newest creations: This is a unique bar. It is made with cranberry water and those little things on top of the bars are Cranberry Seeds! Cool huh? I think so. This is by far my favorite bar so far……..

 

Drakkar Cranberry Creation

 

 

OLD LOGO:
Finally getting down to the nitty gritty on my Old Logo. Since, Amber of classiclyamber redesigned my logo I’ve held onto some of the Old Logo things….I’m now ready to put the past in the past. So I decided to have a sale…..

4 bars of soap (goats milk) for $15.50 and it includes shipping! You can find that deal here.

Okay, that’s my update! Back to making some soap:)

 

 

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.

Recap of the past week…….Here are the Cold Processed Soaps I listed on Etsy!

28 Apr

These are the soaps that I listed on Etsy this past week…..

1. This soap is packed with everything makes a cup of coffee. I start off using real Coffee, ground coffee, cream & even sugar. I’ve scented it with Coffee Mocha for that extra treat!

Cup of Coffee

 

2. Here is my Unscented All natural Goat Milk Oatmeal Soap. I pack and I mean pack this soap with Colloidal Oatmeal! It’s a great soap for anyone with skin problems! I myself have seen miracles….

All Natural Goat Milk Oatmeal Soap

 

3. This is Beneath the Stars it’s one of my BEST sellers. I have to say it’s one of my favorite scents too! These are the aromatic notes: Grape, Peach, Citrus, Plum, Rose and Musk. It doesn’t have much appeal on paper but the actual smell is awesome!

"Beneath the Stars"

 

4. Apricot Fig.. I love the way this soap looks and smells. It reminds me of a really Fun vacation!

Apricot Fig

So that’s it! Hope everyone has a Great weekend! Mine I’m sure will be extremely busy!!!!!!Aloha……

If you’re Looking for Great Cold Process Soap Recipe I’ve got it…..

27 Apr

Happy Friday Everyone!

Before I get to the Cold Process Soap Recipe. I thought I might give an update on my preparations for the Farmers Market.

I’ve started packaging, what do you think?

Loofah Soap

Shave Soap / Bay Rum

Rose Cream

Sea Soap

Dead Sea Salt Soap

Okay, now that I have that out of the way…..Here’s my recipe! (I like to give recipes because it seems as if more and more people are searching for a Great recipe)

Anyway this recipe  makes a really bubbly bar of soap…and of coarse moisturizing because isn’t that what handmade or handcrafted soap is ALL about (the moisture?)

 

As always, Make sure to Read Lye Safety and Always run this recipe and any other recipe through a Lye Calculator!

Makes 2.5 lbs

List of ingredients:

Evaporated Goat Milk 230 grams

Aloe Juice 201 grams (you can buy this at Walmart)

Lye 162 grams

 

Soybean oil 351 grams

Wheat Germ Oil 91 grams

Coconut Oil 306 grams

Palm Oil 295 grams

Hazelnut Oil 39 grams

Crisco 51 grams

 

Let me know if you try this recipe and if you like it……Well, happy Weekend!

 

 

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

In Need of a Palm Free soap recipe? If so, keep reading!

19 Apr

First let me say, Happy Thursday! I’m going to say that even though I thought it was Friday……Whew! Good thing my husband told me that it was Thursday.  It’s been an awful long WEEK. Anyone else think it’s been a long week?

Second here’s a picture of Goat milk soap scented w/ Lavender. (Made it yesterday)I also threw some Lavender buds in it and on top. Just for a little added something.

Now that I have that out of the way…

If you’ve been looking for a Palm Free Soap Recipe, I’ve got one for you! But first you may want to look at this recipe and then come back to this one……

This is probably going to be one of the easiest recipes ever! Why?

Glad you asked. This recipe has one oil and one butter. It is the complete opposite of everything you know about soap making. The INS# Iodine Number Saponification (which I’ll get into that on another post) is off the charts. With that being said it still produces a very hard & moisturizing bar………

Here’s a picture of Palm Free Soap. I made it  a few weeks ago, it has a layer of Black Hawaiian Lava Salt in the middle….

Palm Free Soap
Hawaiian Black Lava Salt
Scented w/ Drakkar fragrance

Okay, enough of that…….Make sure you read Lye Safety first! And if you haven’t made a batch you might want to consider one of these books Smart Soapmaking The Natural Soap Book

 

This is for a 2.5 pound batch.

Goat Milk (frozen) 15.2 ounces

Lye 185 grams

Coconut Oil 845 grams

Cocoa Butter 389 grams

 

That’s it that’s the whole recipe. Can you believe it? Anyway, Mix the lye slowly into the frozen goat milk (when I take the goat milk out of the freezer I put it into the microwave for approx. 20 to 30 seconds just to get it a bit slushy.)

Then let that mixture sit while you melt the Cocoa Butter. Then Take the melted Cocoa Butter and add it to the Coconut Oil. That should melt the Coconut Oil and bring down the temperature of the Cocoa butter.

***I like both the lye solution and the oil/butters to be around room temperature***

 

Make sure your mold is ready to GO!

Then add your Lye solution to the oil/butters and get the stick blender. This recipe will set up pretty fast…..Blend—When you reach trace Mold it. Unmold after 8 to 10 hours. Cut and then give this soap a long sure…….I like to give it at least 10 weeks! It’s well worth the wait. Let me know what you think!

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m back with a Cow’s Milk Soap Recipe…..

17 Apr

Okay, like I was saying before I’d be back. Well, I’m back!

THIS HAS TO BE ONE OF THE MOST SEARCHED RECIPES EVER!!….Now that I got that out of my system let me continue.

As with any Milk Soap recipe you can use any soap recipe you want! It’s up to you and your imagination to do whatever you want……

But, for those of you that are looking for a really great Cow’s Milk Soap recipe —– I have one!

Question, Are you ready? Then let me get to it!

Not sure how familiar you are with making soap. So, you may want to attend a soap making class or read a few books…..here are my favorites

Smart Soapmaking
The Soapmaker’s Companion The Natural Soap Book

AND don’t forget to go over the Lye Safety….Now that I have that out of the way. Here’s the recipe!

**Cute Cow Pic**

Recipe makes 2 lbs Ingredients:

Cow’s Milk  344 grams (Freeze the Milk)

Lye (Sodium Hydroxide) 124 grams Always with every recipe run through Lye Calc

Palm oil 40%

Cocoa Butter 20%

Castor Oil 20%

Coconut Oil 15%

Wheat Germ Oil 5%

Make sure you leave in the mold 10 to 12 hours and let it cure a full 6 to 8 weeks.

I usually make this recipe at room temp. If you give it a try come back and let me know what you think:)

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Looking for the “Best” Milk Soap Recipe?

9 Feb

When I started making soap 6 1/2 years ago, I was always looking for the best milk soap recipe or any recipe for that fact! You know that one perfect recipe that has everything. Bubbles, moisture and long lasting. I tried probably hundreds of recipes until I came up with this one……It’s a fairly easy recipe —Which makes it great for the Beginner. Ready?

Let’s start with safety first. Please make sure you are wearing protective eye wear, long sleeves and gloves. If you have never made soap before you can read this for the list of equipment.

****Make sure you run this recipe through a Lye Calculator****

Now, here are the ingredients:
•10% Castor Oil
•30% Olive Oil
•30% Palm Oil
•30% Coconut Oil

420 grams Frozen Goats Milk
162 grams Sodium Hydroxide (lye)

This recipe will make 11-  4 ounce bars

Weigh and melt the oils —- I like to have the temperatures of the oil and lye solution (lye and goat milk) at around 100degrees. Set them aside.

Add the lye “SLOWLY” to the frozen goat milk. You want to add it slowly so it doesn’t have a volcano effect. Be cautious when working with LYE……..

After you have the Lye completely dissolved into the Goat Milk. Set that aside until the oils and the lye solution are both around 100 degrees.

Get your mold lined and ready to go if you haven’t already done so!

Now, for the fun part.

Take the lye mixture and add it to the oils….Take the stick blender and blend. You are going to blend until it traces. Which means the mixture will adhere to the stick blender sort of like a thick gravy on a spoon…..

Then you are ready to pour it into the mold. Let it sit in the mold 12 to 18 hours. Un-mold and let cure a few weeks (approx. 4 to 6 weeks.)

Now, you have just made the best milk soap recipe ever! Let me know what you think…….