Tag Archives: scented soap

It’s the start of a new WEEK!

11 Feb

I have a packed day ahead.

Lots of *Gonzo Pimple* soap  to be made along with my ever popular *CALLUS Remover* Soap. Plus, my creative juices started to flow again. I have a lot of new ideas that I hope will translate into some awesome looking soap. My fingers are crossed. As every Soap maker knows sometimes things just don’t happen the way you’d like them too……But I’ll keep my faith.

I’m hoping to post a New Recipe for ALL of my followers that love my recipes. Be on the look out. So with all that I said here are some new soap pics.

This soap I call the UPSIDE DOWN SOAP being that there are designs on both the up & down sides….

Upside down soap....This is Upside.

Upside down soap….This is Upside.

and This is the down Side but it still has a design on it!

and This is the down Side but it still has a design on it!

 

Ginger Lime

Ginger Lime

Sunny Side...

Sunny Side…

 

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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!

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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!

 

 

 

More Cold Processed Soaps that are curing!

19 Sep

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

This week is just flying by……..I feel like some kind of bird.

Anyway, here are some new soaps that are curing as I type. Sometimes, I’m not sure what I’m thinking with the colors and the scents. I like a surprise I guess. O’ well, that’s me:)

Lemongrass Verbena

Here are some more of the ever Popular loofah soaps…(the bright yellow one is scented with MONKEY FARTS)

Loofah

Christmas Wreath

Cold Processed Soaps!

15 Sep

Hello Everyone!

HAPPY SATURDAY….Hope everyone’s having a Great day!

Just thought I’d show you some of the soaps I’ve made recently…(curing now will be ready 4 to 6 weeks from now)

TEA TREE

CHRISTMAS TREE

HARVEST

What a Week! with cold Process Soap……

7 Sep

My life has been so hectic all I can say is WOW!

This is what’s been going on.

In case you didn’t know, I’m a Professional member of the Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild.

Which is a Fantastic organization..They’ll are GREAT people. I can not say enough about them….

When you sign up as a Professional member you also have access to a Free web-store. That’s where I had my Domain forwarding too. I thought it was a Great idea. But I guess for someone like me that doesn’t know to much about the computer thing…It was turning out to be a nightmare.

New customers (if you were one of them I apologize) were not able to either

One: pay for the order

Two: open an account

or there were other things I’m just not in the mood to get into…

I was starting to get a little bit annoyed. (It’s not the Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild’s fault, I want to make that clear)

So, this past week I have taken all (most of) my items/ inventory and moved them over the the Etsy Store.  There is something about writing descriptions that is so unappealing……

Anyway, now my Etsy Store has more items than it used to you can take a Peek here….

The weekend is almost here and I have inventory & writing  of the black boards before tomorrow’s Farmers Market…

O’ and here are some new soaps that are curing:

Acai Berry & Satin

 

CINNAMON

 

Orange & Cinnamon

 

 

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

Happy Hump Day! Can’t believe it’s Wednesday can you?

2 May

Ha, When I woke up this morning I thought it was Saturday! Hahahahahahaha—The joke was on me since it’s only Wednesday……I’m going to assume you know how my day is going.

Anyway…….

Here are 2 of my newest soaps.

Tuberose scented Hawaiian Alaea salt soap.

Hawaiian Alaea Salt Soap Scented w/ Tuberose

ALL Natural Tangerine / Litsea Cubeba (citrus smell) colored w/ Paprika

ALL Natural Tangerine / Litsea Cubeba (Essential Oils) colored w/ Paprika!

Can’t wait to list these beauties! the pictures don’t do them justice. Hope everyone is having a Great day! Mine’s getting better but just realized it’s almost 4 o’clock and I have a million things to still do…..but I’m SMILING:)

Woo Hoo!!! I Love Pink Himalayan Salt Soap…..

12 Mar

This is one of my newest soaps! It’s a Pink Himalayan Salt Soap scented Ginger / Lime. I wasn’t sure if I would like the scent but…..It is now one of my favorites!

It smells soooooooo good I could eat it. I can’t wait for this to cure. Super excited about listing this soap on my Etsy store!