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Monday mornings….

7 Oct

Not sure where this weekend went but it’s Monday and that means back to making the soap.  Since the Holidays will be here before I know it it’s time to get moving!

Today here’s the line up…

Pack and Ship Orders

Print out recipes

have FUN and Make soap

Clean up (the not so fun part)

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LOOKING for a PALM FREE recipe? Well, I’ve got one!

18 Jun
Palm FREE Soap Recipes are one of the Most sought soap recipes.
So, I’ve decided to post another GREAT Palm Free recipe!
 

If you’ve never made soap before Id suggest reading Smart Soapmaking  by Anne L. Watson it’s a GREAT starter book.

If you’re not new to soap making don’t forget to run this and any other recipe through a Lye Calculator  and it’s always nice to brush up on Lye Safety!

PALM FREE

PALM FREE

Now onto the PALM FREE Soap Recipe:

Coconut Oil   397 grams

Olive Oil  284 grams

Cocoa Butter 227 grams

Avocado Oil 170 grams

Beeswax  57 grams

LYE 159 grams

Distilled Water 390 grams

You’ll want to melt the Coconut Oil. Then Slowly Melt the Cocoa Butter & Beeswax into the warm Coconut oil.

Stir until the Cocoa Butter & the Beeswax are fully melted. Then add the Olive and Avocado oils…

Remember have fun! Let me know how it turns out:)

Dirt Soap w/ Worms (tutorial)!!!

30 May

This is how I make Dirt Soap w/ worms….

If you decide to make it and need help, ask. I promise I won’t bite your head off. 

**REMEMBER Run this and any other recipe through a LYE CALCULATOR! and READ LYE SAFETY!

Now, onto the Tutorial!

Ingredients:

Coconut Oil:  181 grams

Olive Oil: 953 grams

Lye: 153. grams

Distilled Water: 375 grams

Instant Coffee 2-3 Tbsp

(you can replace distilled water w/ coffee, I ONLY had instant at the time)

1.5 ounce Dirt Fragrance Oil

Plastic WORMS

Cocoa Powder (enough to dust)

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****THEN COVER AND INSULATE OVERNIGHT!****

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Hope you enjoyed! Remember if you have ANY questions feel Free to ask:)

Happy MONDAY, Massage BAR Soap Recipe!

20 May

Happy MONDAY!

Do you ever feel like you NEED a massage but don’t have the time to get one?

Here’s a soap that will make your skin and muscles feel as if they are getting one

AND

all you have to do is jump into the shower to do it –

( Sorry, my mind just somewhere it shouldn’t have)

Anyway, It will feel as if you’re getting a massage!

You’ll have to make 2 batches. Start with Batch #1  and follow the tutorial below..

Don’t forget to READ LYE SAFETY  and use a LYE CALCULATOR!

 Ingredients:

(you can make whatever size batch you’d like, just use the percentages mentioned below)

Olive oil : 17.7 %

Wheat Germ: 7.8

Almond Oil, Sweet: 7.8%

Coconut Oil: 31.4%

Cocoa Butter: 7.8%

Palm Oil 27.5%

Measure LYE to your specific recipe.

Tapioca Pearls approximately 1 cup

Fragrance or Essential Oils

Soap1b

Soap2b

Soap3b

Soap4aSoap5a

Soap6a

Soap7aSoap8b

>>> THEN MAKE THE NEXT BATCH<<<

 Ingredients:

(you can make whatever size batch you’d like, just use the percentages mentioned below)

Olive oil : 17.7 %

Wheat Germ: 7.8

Almond Oil, Sweet: 7.8%

Coconut Oil: 31.4%

Cocoa Butter: 7.8%

Palm Oil 27.5%

Measure LYE to your specific recipe.

Coloring

Fragrance or Essential Oils

Soap9b

Soap10b

Soap11b

Soap12b

Soap12c

Soap13b

Soap14b

Whew! Time for a recipe before, Cyber Monday!

25 Nov

As I get older the time seems to fly faster and faster!

Boy, is it flying since Thanksgiving! To tell you the truth I’m not sure if I said Thank you!

So,

THANK YOU!

for stopping by and hopefully reading my blog. I’m amazed how many followers I have and even more amazed at how many page views!

THANK YOU once again…

Before I give you  a recipe to celebrate.

 don’t forget the “BLOWOUT” BLACK FRIDAY Special.

Enter:

HOLIDAY12

for 25% off any order – click here to enter.

Sale starts midnight on Thanksgiving, November 22nd through midnight Monday, November 26th.

Now onto the recipe.

If you’ve never made a batch of soap you may benefit from reading these

Smart Soapmaking or The Soapmakers Companion

Read Lye Safety and ALWAYS run this recipe and any other through a Lye Calculator!

Finally the recipe!

Distilled Water 13 oz

Lye 163. grams

Coconut Oil 340 grams

Palm Oil 340 grams

Wheat Germ Oil 57 grams

Sunflower Oil 340 grams

Cocoa Butter 57 grams

As Requested, Palm Free Soap Recipe!

14 Nov

Happy Afternoon!

First, I just want to remind everyone I’m having a

Pre-Black Friday Special

Receive an ALL NATURAL Sweet Orange Lip Balm with every purchase(while supplies last)

At my store.

Now that I have that out of the way.

I get a lot of searches for Palm Free Soap Recipes so,

I decided to give you one.

PALM FREE RECIPE

If you have never made a batch of soap before I would suggest either taking a class or grab a few books. Here are some of my favorites Smart Soapmaking by Anne L. Watson and The Soapmaker’s Companion by Susan Miller Cavitch.

Or

you can read  these Equipment Needed for Soap MakingSoap Making the Easy Way.

If you have made a batch or two make sure you know “LYE SAFTEY” and run the  recipe through a LYE CALCULATOR! (because you know I am human)

Now that I got that out of the way – let me give you the recipe!

Ingredients:

Distilled Water 14 oz

Sodium Hydroxide (Lye) 5.6 oz

Sunflower Oil 14 oz

Coconut Oil 13.2 oz

Olive Oil 10 oz

Cocoa Butter 2 oz

Beeswax .8 oz

Want another recipe? Check out this Palm Free recipe (it’s towards the end.)

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:)

Check Out this Cold Processed Soap Recipe!

4 Oct

Well, I just discovered this

100% Coconut Oil Cold Processed Soap Recipe……

I haven’t tried it yet but it sounds really interesting!

I figure I’m going to give it a try but why not share the recipe with you.

That way “we” can try it together!

100%Coconut Oil Soap Recipe

Looks interesting right?

If you decide to give it a try, let me know how it worked for you:)

TGIF! Great time for a Shave Soap Recipe……

14 Sep

Hi everyone!

I have no idea what I’ve been doing but I know I haven’t been on here a lot…So, I figured for All of my followers that I’d post a really awesome Shave soap recipe!

Please remember that I am human and do make mistakes from time to time….

Run this and any other recipe through a LYE CALCULATOR! and if you’ve never made soap read LYE SAFETY!

Ingredients:

Buttermilk 13.5 oz

Lye 162. grams

Olive Oil 454. grams

Coconut Oil 340. grams

Palm Oil 249.0 grams

Castor oil 91. grams

2 Heaping TBSP of whatever clay you’d like (I used Bentonite Clay)

Give it about 5 weeks to cure! happy Shaving….This soap recipe is Great for those who use a Brush!

School is right around the corner….Time to make Acne Soap!

16 Aug

Whew! Can you believe that it’s Thursday? August 16,2012?

I’m sure some kids will be going to school very shortly. Here in New Jersey the kids start around the first week of September. I’m a little late but I just came up with a new recipe to help with problem skin such as Acne-Pimples-Zits….

My soap recipe has:

Sunflower oil – Which contains vitamin E and is a natural Antioxidant

Neem Oil – Has antiseptic properties

Mango Seed Butter – regenerates skin cells and  is healing too!

Castor Oil – is a humectant by attracting moisture to skin

Coconut oil – contains lauric acid which  known to  be  anti-bacterial and helping to eliminate bacterial infections when taken orally or applied directly to the skin.

I’m also going to incorporate  a tiny bit of Dead Sea Salt & Sea Clay! I’m going to keep it unscented and Palm free!

Okay, so before I get moving on that…Here’s another pic of some Loofah Soap!

Loofah Soap