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What are you doing, It’s FALL!

23 Sep

fall1Happy Monday and first FULL day of FALL!

First, I want to say **Thank you** to whoever nominated me for the Good Neighbor Award….Thanks so much!!!

After I’m done with my morning coffee I have a Super Packed day ahead. First, I have to do inventory from over the weekend. To see how many Bars of Soap we sold. Then I’m off to make  Salt bars  – HUGE Seller this year!

Can’t quite keep them in stock.

One of the batches will be,

Hawaiian Red Alaea Salt scented with Tuberose (customer Favorite)

Red Alaea

Hawaiian RED Alaea Sea Salt

AND

the other one will be 

Pink Himalayan Salt scented with Spa (another customer favorite)

Pink Himalayan

Pink Himalayan Salt

When I’m finished with those I need to make some

Cricket Hill American Ale Soap.

Cricket Hill is a Local Brewery that has their own soap! You can drink the Best Beer and Bathe in it too… How awesome is that? I’d say it’s pretty darn awesome!

I’m honored that we’re the ones that make it!

Cricket Hill

Have a GREAT day!

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:)

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!

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!

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:)

 

 

Where did the week go?

18 May

I guess Happy TGIF is in order. I’ve been so busy this week trying to get things ready for the Farmers market that my Brain won’t shut off…….

Well, I did manage to make some soap. Here are a few batches that I made this week..

#1 This one was  Just for Fun……

Fun Soap!

#2 Caribbean Thrill

Picture doesn’t do this one justice….

#3 Hawaiian Black Lava Salt Soap (Marbled)

I did make other batches but I just don’t have the time to display them…..Hope everyone has a Great Weekend!

Just un-molded this morning!

10 May

Sometimes when you do a test batch of soap, it doesn’t go quite as planned….

Well, I had one of those batches the other day. Ah…..It just breaks your heart when that happens. I thought I had a Great idea and it flopped.

So I ended up taking the soap I could salvage and made these…….

 

 

And this one wasn’t part of the Flop. I just decided to make it the other day:)

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

6 May

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

1. This is my Whipped Ginger/Lime soap. It Floats just like that “Well known” Brand name soap that floats……You know the white pure one—-except mine is way better. Mine is detergent free and smells so good. And is Good for your skin!

Whipped Soap Scented w/ Ginger Lime

 

2. If you’re a person Looking for Palm Free, here’s my Palm Free soap. This is also One of my Favorites! It consists of one oil (coconut oil) and one butter (cocoa butter.) Super moisturizing and very hard bar of soap. O’ and there’s a layer of Hawaiian Black Lava Salt in the middle…..Love it!

Palm Free Soap scented w/ Drakkar

 

3. Here’s my Swirled Acai Berry & Satin. This is one of those bars that the moment you touch it you fall in love. It’s like silk! Smells incredibly delicious!

Swirled Cold Process Soap scented w/ Acai berry & Satin

 

4. Salt Bar – Hawaiian Green Jade Salt. This bar looks and smells good enough to eat. It has a light scent of Vanilla Pear! It’s creamy and moisturizing. Doesn’t it look good enough to eat? Yum….

Salt Bar – Hawaiian Green Jade Salt Soap

 

Hope everyone has been having a Fantastic weekend as I’ve had………Monday is coming too soon. What do you think?

Whew! It’s finally here FRIDAY! Yippee Yahoo…..Now what? Should I start w/ a kelp soap recipe?

20 Apr

Nah….. It’s time to Party!

Ah…but I have too many things on my Plate to do that. Starting Monday I’ll be documenting my newest project. Which I’m Super excited about!! (I’ll give that 2 exclamation points) Because I really am Super excited….. So stayed turned for that!

If you’re interested this is my newest listing on Etsy: Hawaiian Black Lava Salt Soap

Now, before I get to the Kelp Soap Recipe, I’d like to tell you about it and using it.

What is Kelp? Have you ever noticed in the ocean something that looks wavy or swaying back and forth? Well, that’s kelp. It’s a type of marine algae or seaweed and grows in 3 different colors (Green, Brown & Red.) If you’d like more information check out Help for Kelp!

Okay, now onto the usage: You do not want to use too much. Let me repeat that You Do Not want to use too much. I wouldn’t use anymore than 1 tsp per pound of oils. Otherwise, it could really stink (fish stink.) IK!

That wouldn’t be good…….Of coarse if you like that smell you could use more! The best part to making your own soap is you’re the one in control of the ingredients!

Alright I’ve said everything I need to say so let me give you the recipe:

Make sure you read “Lye Safety” and be sure to run this and any other soap recipe through a Lye Calculator

Here it is:

Distilled Water 390 grams

Lye 156 grams

Avocado Oil 142 grams

Castor oil 47 grams

Coconut Oil 283 grams

Palm Oil 189 grams

Olive Oil 331 grams

Shea butter 142 grams

2 tps Kelp (powdered) mix a little distilled water into the kelp and let it sit before adding it to trace.

This will be the color of the soap when you are done…..

It’s sort of a muted Green…Which i kind of like. What do you think?

Had a Palm Free soap week….

13 Apr
Thank God it’s Friday!!!! Wahoo!!!!!
 
I’ve been soooo busy this week I can’t believe it. Here’s my newly listed soap on Etsy: Pink Himalayan Salt soap check it out I have a 10% sale going on just enter APRILSHOWERS at checkout.
 
Anyway, thought I show you something I did over the week. This is what I call “The Dino Palm Free Soap” and it all started like this……….
 
I measured the oils:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Then I added the Lye Solution:
 
 
 
 
 
Took my stick blender and blended:
 
 
 
 
 
Then I separated the mixture into 3 measuring bowls and added coloring:
 
 
 
 
 
After mixing the coloring, I started pouring into the mold:
 
 
 
 
Added a layer of Hawaiian Black Lava Salt:
 
 
 
Continued adding more soap then I took a squirt bottle and dotted the entire top of the Palm Free Soap:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AND drum roll Please!!!!!! Check this out!
 
I am so proud of myself. Do you see the bumps on top? Don’t they look like a dinosaur? This is the recipe I used to make it: (don’t forget to run this and any other recipe through a LYE CALCULATOR) and make sure you know about LYE Safety before starting!
 
Here’s the recipe: (makes a 2.5 lb. batch)
 
Distilled Water 430 grams
Lye 155.0 grams
 
Olive Oil 624. grams
Coconut Oil 227. grams
Sweet Almond Oil  227. grams
Cocoa Butter 57. grams