Tag Archives: handcrafted soap

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!!!

 

 

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YES or NO to Soap Recipes?

11 Nov

Wow, has it been a long time. I’ve been sort of relocated. I’m not able to create any soaps (which I’m dying to do) as of yet. I have to say I miss sharing ALL of my creations and/or soap recipes with you.

So,

Can you answer this for me…..

**Should I start posting my

tried & true recipes?**

These would be my own created recipes that I know my customers love!

 

SOAP RECIPES?

SOAP RECIPES?

 

 

Where O’ Where have we been?

21 Apr

I know I’ve sort of been missing in action. Hope everyone had a Great EASTER! I’ve been trying to get the new Web-store up & running.  Thank God it finally happened!  YAY, We finally have  a web-store.

YIPPEE YAHOO!!!!

If you’re curious what it looks like you can see it HERE. I’ve been adding new products little by little.  Oh and since our busy season will be here very soon. I’ve been in the Soap Kitchen!

Culture Cabin(this sign comes out every time the kitchen turns into the Soap Kitchen)

I’ve been making lots of handcrafted soaps, bath and body products like sugar scrubs & *Customer Top rated LOVE Butta (body butter.)

Well, that’s the update!

back to the Soap Kitchen I go! have a GREAT DAY

and

 if you decide to go over to the store.

USE COUPON:

APRILSHOWERS

for 30% OFF

($15 Minimum Purchase expires April 30,2014)

This is awesome…….!

11 Jan

Happy Saturday!

As some of you may or may not know…. we have an ETSY store and OPEN SKY store and we’re very active on Facebook. Plus, we sell at the local Farmers market during the Spring/Summer. It’s been an absolute ride this past year. I can not believe how we’ve picked up! 

AND

it’s because of our Customers (THANK YOU!)

that we were able to donate this food (well, that was the last donation of the year) to FOOD PANTRY!

(IF, you didn’t know we donate a percentage of ALL sales for food for the pantry)

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THANK YOU!

See this soap?

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This is  White Zinfandel, made with 100% Pure White Zinfandel and even smells like it! I have to say I Love the way it turned out!

This is an Exclusive Soap on OpenSky! But, there are Only 3 left. Could you imagine giving this to the woman of your dreams? a daughter? a Lover? a Man? heck I’d buy this one for myself…

Hope you’re off to a GREAT DAY!

Halloween is coming! and dirt soap does just the trick…

25 Oct

I can’t believe it’s almost

Halloween

can you? Anyway, I’ve been cleaning off some shelves to make room for some new soaps. I have 4 Bars of soap that SMELL just like dirt, it’s the weirdest thing. But, the kids and Adult Men love it for some reason although they like the little worm that comes with it.

Ingredients include Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Coffee and Cocoa Powder

These 4  lonely bars NEED a home. I’m asking $13 and it includes the shipping (USA ONLY)Worm in dirt1 If you are interested send us your email address at psilovesoapco@gmail.com so we can send you a Paypal invoice!

Have a great weekend!

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 🙂

Whew…It’s Friday eve day!

17 Oct

This week flew by! I mean it really flew by. I’ve been so busy trying to get holiday soaps made for ALL the events we’ll be doing. The festivities start next week with this…..

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Sounds like fun huh? This is also the Kickoff to the Boonton Holiday Boutique! (which is across the street) The Holiday Boutique will be open for 2 months as a consignment store (for us)

Needless, to say I’m not sure how our soap will be displayed and I’m not sure how much to stock the store with. This is completely uncharted territory for us.

In the meantime we also have 2 other smaller craft shows and then our big one at the Gingerbread Wonderland, which we did last year. It’s for 2 FULL weekends.

I’m am SUPER SUPER excited!

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Whew!!! So much going on and so this was my short break…But I also wanted to share my new soaps! and if you by some chance would like a bar email us at psilovesoapco@gmail.com

Dirt1Bubs1Firt snow1aLav CloveaSticks1holiday1Gingerlime21Okay, my break is over! Hope you’re having a great day!!!!!!

This post is ALL about Halloween….

14 Oct

For some reason this year I’m really into the Halloween thing. I’m not sure why, other than it’s just a Fun day! and for ALL ages.  I’ve been on a search for the worms I use in our Dirt soap this is the TUTORIAL…and this is the Etsy listing it’s an older version but still Great with ALL ages..

But, I haven’t had ANY luck trying to find them. We usually purchase them at Michael’s. The last time we bought them there were only two packs left. AND to some surprise it doesn’t look like there coming back. AHHHH… I need those worms for that Dirt Soap. I don’t think it would be safe to use fishing bate. So, I’m on a hunt! If you know of any place I’d be very grateful if you left a comment below…….

While I was looking I came across these worms…If you’re into Halloween like I am maybe you’ll make them. they look like so much fun!

Happy Friday!!!!! We made it…..

27 Sep

I have been so busy this week words can not even describe.

AND

 I still have lot of stuff to do even as I type this. Yesterday I made a very beautiful soap (on the outside) and wasn’t sure what it would look like on the inside.

It’s one of our *ALL-NATURAL* Soaps.

It’s made with Essential oil of Patchouli and it’s colored w/ Alkanet Root Powder, Parsley Powder & Annatto Seed.

Here’s what the outside looked like.  beautiful right? Patchouli

Being that I used a rectangle mold I wasn’t sure if I’d see any of the flower or not. So as the clocked ticked I couldn’t wait to um-mold it to see what it looked like.

Guess what?

To our surprise it can out pretty good……

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Did you ever have One of these days????

6 Jun
I’m so excited I can hardly contain myself!
(Where’s my husband when I need him….LoL)
 
I’ve been out of sorts these days not sure why but I have…. Anyway, this morning with a blink of an eye things changed. (don’t you love it when that happens?)
 
I was flitting around Facebook.When I saw a post that had a PBS short documentary on handcrafted soap and The Handcrafted Soap Makers Guild (by the way I’m a Member). That will be airing on PBS starting this month. 
 
So, as I was watching the short documentary —
There it was …….
around the 3:15 mark…..check it out below!
 

MY SOAP! My Green Seaweed Soap!!!!

YaY!! I actually Feel like a movie star!(not sure why..LoL)
 
Have you ever had a Moment like this??? or am I out of my mind?