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What are your Favorite Fall Recipes?

15 Oct

Good Morning & Happy Monday!

Here in New Jersey we’ve had some quirky weather over the weekend.

It started off with the coldest Saturday morning that I haven’t felt in a year.

Ahhhhhh, Cold and refreshing that’s of coarse if you’re not standing at the Boonton Farmers’ market @ 7:30 am setting up. LOL. it did warm up on Sunday though

but

it got me thinking about Fall recipes.

I have 2 favorites! One of coarse is a soap recipe and the other is an absolutely fantastic Apple Walnut Bread w/ a streusel topping. (if you like that type of thing)

I’ll start off with the Apple Walnut Bread

(preheat oven 350*)

(MAKES “2” LOAVES)

Ingredients:

2 cups apples

2 cups sugar

3 cups of flour

3/4 tsp baking soda

3 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg (freshly ground)

3 eggs

2 sticks melted margarine

3 tsp Vanilla

1 tsp salt

3/4 cup chopped Walnuts

1/4 cup white raisins (optional)

STREUSEL TOPPING:

1/2 cup flour

4 Tbsp Butter

4 Tbsp Sugar

1 1/2 to 2 tsp Cinnamon

Mix together to make a Crumble !

Putting it together:

1. Combine Sugar, eggs, margarine & apples.

2. Add ALL dry ingredients mix until moistened.

3. Divide mixture into 2 loaf pans & add Streusel to top

4. Bake for 1 Hour

5. ENJOY!

Now onto the Soap recipe….If you have never made Cold Processed Soap before I suggest reading a book like:

Smart Soapmaking

Don’t forget to read  LYE SAFTEY and remember to ALWAYS use a LYE CALCULATOR!

(I can make mistakes too!)

I love this Salt Bar recipe.

Alaea Hawaiian Red Salt Bar

Ingredients:

Distilled Water: 15 ounces

*pinch silk threads diluted into the lye solution

Lye:  164 grams

Olive oil: 397 grams

Coconut Oil: 341 grams

Palm Oil: 341 grams

Shea Butter: 56 grams

1 pound of Alaea Red Hawaiian Salt

Fragrance Oil or Essential Oil of your liking!

Coloring of you choice too.

Putting it together….

1 –  Add the Lye to the water (set aside to cool)

2 – Melt Coconut & Palm Oils together (I usually stick it into the microwave for 3 mins – if you do just make sure it doesn’t boil you just want to melt the oils)

3 – Add the Shea Butter to the warm oils  – dissolve the Shea Butter slowly into the warm oils

4 – Once the Shea Butter is Melted ADD the Olive Oil

5 – Add the Lye solution to the Oils

6 – blend to a light trace

7 – take approximately 3 to 3 1/2 cups out the mixture and place it in two other cups.

8 – add coloring to one of the cups

9 – Now, you are going to have to work quickly!

10 – Add fragrance or essential oil to the 3 mixtures

11 – Add Salt to the original container (it has most of the mixture)

12- Now pour 1 – 3rd of the salt mixture into the mold

13- then pour (stream) some of the colored mixture & uncolored unsalted mixture on top

14 – Then Add more of the Salt Mixture

15- do that until you’re finished with All 3 containers.

16 –  Cover & insulate – I usually un-mold and cut within 3 to 4 hours. That way I avoid cutting crumbly soap and getting aggravated. You can leave it longer. If you decide to un-mold early make sure to where gloves as the lye is still there!

HAVE QUESTIONS? Shoot me an email:)

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This is my newest Cold processed Soap!

4 Oct

Hi Everyone!

I can not believe to tell you how busy my brain has been these days.

I’m hoping to get a really nice blog post with pics soon…

But for now……..here is my newest creation.

BAMBOO Scented CP Soap

BAMBOO Scented CP Soap

They’ll be cured in 4 to 6 weeks!

Now, it’s back to making soap and hopefully I’ll be able to get that blog post done!

 

 

 

Wicked hot Wednesday! Whew, good day to get SOAP orders ready for shipping…..

18 Jul

I know I’ve been saying this a lot lately but it’s HOT! I usually like the heat, but this humidity is kicking my butt.  lol:) Although, my tomato plants are loving the heat and humidity….

I  managed to get Soap orders packed and ready for shipment…..and I also managed to get a few batches of Soap done the past few days. I feel as if I’m in reverse when I need to be in Drive. AH……… Hopefully, I’ll get pics of my newest soaps posted soon………

Anyway, good thing I still have my Sizzling Hot Soap Sale! 25% off entire order:

P.S. I Love Soap Co. or My Etsy Shop

Just enter coupon code:

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!

I think this is a Great Day to talk about Sea Salt in soap……

26 Jun

Hello,

Hope everyone is having a Fine week. Mine going fairly well…….No complaints…thank God!

I thought today would be a Great day to talk about Sea Salt in Soap………..Why? because One of the frequently asked questions I get at the Farmers Market is why Salt Bars?

The first few times I gave  “duh” kind of answer and then I realized that wasn’t the answer I should be giving. The answer I should be giving is this:

1) Sea salt contains minerals such as magnesium, zinc, calcium, potassium and iodine which are nourishing to your skin.

2) The salts exfoliate your skin. Which leaves  your skin soft and moisturized.

3) Salts can detoxify your skin.

4) Salts can relax muscles.

*****Dead Sea Salt  is  however different since the Dead Sea has a higher concentration of Salt****

Did you know The Dead Sea is the lowest place on Earth? Yep…It is! AND the evaporation rate is higher than the water that flows into it.

It’s called the Dead Sea because no life can live it…..No plants, fish, sharks nothing! But, it’s great for people with Skin problems such as eczema.

I like using all kinds of Salts! Here’s what I have listed in My Shop:  Salt Soaps….

 

Now, onto other things: I’ve started a Soap of the Month Club. It’s a way to sample some of the different kinds of soaps I make. I have a 3, 6 & 12 month club…….

Soap of the Month Club!

 

Here’s the soap I was making yesterday..Didn’t come quite like I wanted but it’s acceptable:)

White Tea Scented Soap

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

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.