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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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Just Listed ~ Fresh Ginger Lime scented Soap!

19 Jul

Hello Everyone!

I was going to post some pictures of my newly created soaps. Unfortunately, I’m having trouble taking those pics because of the light. It’s somewhat cloudy here today in New Jersey. Every time I try and take a picture it comes out looking awful…..So, I decided to list a new item in my shop instead…..**Fresh Ginger Lime**

Fresh Ginger Lime

Just a reminder Tomorrow is the last day to get 25% off entire order at

P.S. I Love Soap Co. or  My Etsy Shop

ENTER:

sizzling

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!

Happy Hump Day! It is Hump Day right?!

27 Jun

This is going to be short and sweet….just listed this in my Etsy Shop! Why not take a PEEK:)

Peppermint Skylines!

Happy Monday….It’s a rainy day here in Jersey, Time for the ALL requested Salt Soap Recipe!!!!

25 Jun

Happy Monday!

I have a fully packed day ahead of me..I feel as if I’m lollygagging. I can’t get moving and the “best” part is I need to get moving……..just because I don’t feel like moving doesn’t mean the day isn’t moving…Right? Right…..

So, here are just a few of the things I’ll be doing. I have a few requested soaps that I need to make……and I want to try something different. I have this Great idea in my head but I’m not sure if it will work.

I’ll know more tomorrow and you will too…..That is of coarse if i get my butt into gear!

But for right now here is the All Requested Salt Soap Recipe!

******Make sure you run this recipe (Ican make mistakes too) and any other recipe through a LYE Calculator and read LYE SAFTEY**** Have any questions please contact me:)

Alaea Hawaiian Red Salt Soap!

****Make sure you have your Mold ready to go******

Ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds Alaea Hawaiian Red Salt

Distilled Water 15 ounces

Lye 6 ounces

Olive Oil 14 ounces

Coconut Oil 12 ounces

Palm Oil 12 ounces

Shea Butter 2 ounces

1.5 ounces fragrance

any coloring of your choice!

Step 1 – Mix the lye into the water Slowly…

Step 2  – Melt the Oils and butters

Step 3 – Mix the lye solution into the oils/butters.

Step 4- Bring to light trace

Step 5- Add scent and coloring

Step 6 – **Make sure you have your Mold ready to go**

Step 7 – Add the Salt and stir quickly making sure it’s incorporated! Then hurry up and stick it into the mold.

Step 8 – Put it to bed and somewhere between 6 to 10 hours un-mold and cut right away….Otherwise it will be very hard to cut……It will be to crumbly!!!

ENJOY!!!!!

and if you don’t feel like making a bar you can always buy a Salt Bar here!

Happy Hump Day! Here are pics of my newest Cold Process Soaps…..

20 Jun

It’s Happy Hump day… It’s time to do the happy Hump day dance……..*Whirling around with your hands in the air.*

Anyway, it’s going to be a hot one here on the East Coast–Yuk! So, I figured I’d post some pics of my newest soaps…Just came out of the molds this morning. They both smell sooooo Delicious! wish there was smell O’ computer…lol

Lemongrass Sage – Cold Process Soap

Blueberry – Cold Process Soap

It’s Monday! Happy Monday!!!!!

14 May

Okay, so last night was a seen out of the movie My Cousin Vinny. Remember the part when their at the cabin and the Owl starts screeching? Vinny runs out of the house and starts shooting the gun into the air. The Owl continues to screech……

Well, I was sound asleep with the windows open — when all of a sudden this Blood curdling Screech woke me up! Then kept me up for at least a half an hour……AH!!! It just happen to be the Eastern Screech-Owl. Small owl with a Wicked Screech!

Well at least Monday’s here……LOL. Here are two of my newest Soaps!

Cold Processed Soap

 

I even put color on the Bottom…

 

 

This picture doesn’t do this justice………

Do you see the Hearts?

 

Anyway, those are my 2 newbies!

The Countdown Begins……And just for You Palm Free Recipe!

7 May

Okay…

First let me say Happy Monday!

Yippee….I know “we all  love” Monday’s! Just to let you know I am being a little sarcastic…

Alright now that I have that out of the way……The Boonton Farmer’s Market (which is the market I will be attending for 21 weeks) is in 4 weeks and 5 days. It’s hard to believe that next week it will be 3 weeks and 5 days.

Where does the time go? Whew! Here are some other things I’ve gathered for the event!

1. Baskets –  from the Market Street Mission Thrift  (the money from my purchase goes towards the Missions charitable work.)

Baskets for Soap Display

2. I got some of this…..

So I could make these…..

Chalk board for boonton Farmers market

Chalk Boards

3. Look at these Great holders I got at the Dollar Store!

Chalkboard Holder

Alrighty then…..While I’m waiting for my oils and lye solution to cool off.

I guess it’s time for a Palm Free Soap recipe. It seems more and more people are looking for Palm Free recipes………make sure you read LYE SAFETY and ALWAYS use a LYE CALCULATOR!

Makes 2.5 pounds

Distilled Water 430 grams

Lye 168.0 grams

Sweet Almond Oil 227. grams (20%)

Coconut Oil 454 grams (40%)

Cocoa Butter 227 grams (20%)

Hemp Seed Oil 227 grams (20%)

Like always if you need any help ASK…:)

I Had a Guinness Stout & Hops Soap recipe kind of weekend!

30 Apr

First let me start off with the Farmer’s market updates….We finally got our canopy see:

"Canopy"

And we got the Banner!

"Banner"

I have to say I kind of like it (the banner.) Of course what else would I say? The picture doesn’t really do it justice! It’s a simple yet powerful banner……That you can see from a mile away. Makes me happy:)

With all of the running around we’ve been doing I thought it would be fitting to make a Guinness Stout and hops soap. This can be done either Cold Process or Hot Process — I prefer to do it Hot! But you could do it whichever way you’d like. One of these days when I get some time I’ll actually go over the process to making soap……But for now here’s the Guinness Stout & hops recipe!

This recipe produces lots of lather, bubbles and moisture….It’s awesome!!!

Make sure you read LYE SAFETY and always run this and any other soap recipe through a LYE CALCULATOR!

Makes 2.5 lbs.

Ingredients:

Boiled Guinness Stout (or any other beer) 388 grams

(When you boil the beer it will release the bubbles because you do not want bubbles)

Lye 164 grams

Palm Oil 363 grams

Olive Oil 363 grams

Coconut Oil 363 grams

Castor Oil 45 grams

1/3 cup whole leaf hops

2 to 3 tbsp powdered hops

This is how you put it together….

  1. Boil the Beer

    Boil Beer Until it looks like this....

  2. Measure the Oils.

    Measure Oils

  3. Melt the Oils. ( I put mine in a Crock-pot)

    Melt the Oils

  4. Measure the Lye.

    Measure the Lye.

  5. Add the Lye to the Beer. SLOWLY and stirring as you go….

    Add Lye to Beer.

  6. Add the Lye solution to the Oils. Take your stick blender and Blend!

    Add Lye Solution to Oils and Stick Blend.

  7. Blend until you reach thick Trace.

    Continue blending until you reach thick trace!

  8. Then put the lid on and cook. (I leave it on Low) It will separate and look a little wrong but it’s not. It will eventually look like Vaseline. When it does pick some up between your fingers. At that point I usually do the zap test. If it zaps then I let it cook more if it doesn’t it’s time to add the hops!
  9. Add the Hops! (I use 2 different kinds)

    Pellet Hops - Need to be crushed into powder..

    Whole leaf hops ( I cut them up some before adding)

  10. When you are finished adding the hops it’s time to put it into molds. Then I the soap cool off and then I UN-mold.
  11. Here’s the Finished Product!

    Guinness Stout & Hops Soap

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!