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YES or NO to Soap Recipes?

11 Nov

Wow, has it been a long time. I’ve been sort of relocated. I’m not able to create any soaps (which I’m dying to do) as of yet. I have to say I miss sharing ALL of my creations and/or soap recipes with you.

So,

Can you answer this for me…..

**Should I start posting my

tried & true recipes?**

These would be my own created recipes that I know my customers love!

 

SOAP RECIPES?

SOAP RECIPES?

 

 

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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.

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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

“my” Favorite Mechanic Soap recipe!

29 May

Mechanic Soap recipe has to be one of the most searched recipes ever. So, being that it’s after the Holiday….belated THANK YOU to All the military out there! Because without you “WE” wouldn’t be who we are today! THANK YOU!

I’ve decided to post my favorite Mechanic Soap recipe! When I started making soap years my husband needed something for his icky hands. He’s a mechanic and not one of the “new” mechanics that has pretty hands because they use gloves. Nope, he’s the old fashion type.  Down & dirty!

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s the recipe:

Distilled Water 15.2 ounces

Lye 5.6 ounces

Olive Oil 13.3 ounces

Palm Kernel Oil 13.3 Ounces

Mango Seed Butter 6.7 ounces

Shea Butter 6.7 ounces

 

These you add at trace before sticking into the mold.

Pumice (fine) 1 tablespoon

Loofah (Shredded) 1 tablespoon

 

If you have any Questions feel FREE to Contact me:) I won’t bite:>

 

 

 

It’s Monday Already….Time for a Good Oatmeal & Honey CP Face Soap recipe!

21 May

I had the best weekend! The weather could not have been better. Did a little gardening. Got to see my favorites in the yard…Deer, Turkeys, Chipmunks, hawks and my favorite of all the Hummingbirds! LIFE is GOOD! Hope everyone had a good weekend too!

But, now that the weekend is over and it’s raining. I thought today would be a good day for an  old fashioned Oatmeal Honey CP soap recipe.

This recipe is Great for dry skin. I use it a face soap but you could certainly use it for an all over body soap…….

Don’t forget to “READ” LYE SAFETY and USE a LYE Calculator!

Now onto the recipe!

Distilled Water 345. grams

Sodium Hydroxide 116. grams

Castor Oil 78. grams

Olive Oil 829. grams

Add these at trace…….

3 Tbsp Colloidal Oatmeal – (Add first)

3 Tbsp of Honey – The Honey will make the mixture  heat up! So work quickly and make sure you have completely mixed it in……

If you have any questions please contact me:)

If you don’t feel like making it your self you can buy one of these bars!

ALL NATURAL Oatmeal & Honey Face 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:)

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!

 

 

I’m Super Excited its Monday…..it must be good day for a Oatmeal Soap Recipe!

23 Apr

Okay, how was your weekend? Mine was Great!  It was nice and warm on Saturday.  So my husband and I decided to take our bird “Joe” for a walk. Here’s Joe.

…Yep! That’s what I said a walk. I have a backpack birdcage that he loves to go in. I know it’s a little bit weird. But I never said I was normal. LOL~~~~~ Anyway, Sunday it was Raining so we didn’t do much. Today it’s not much better but at least it’s a brand new week……

I have a project that I’m Super excited about. And today I start to document it. But for right now, I’m going to give you a Oatmeal Soap Recipe…….

Be sure you run this recipe and any other recipe through a Lye Calculator And read Lye Safety!

Make sure You run this recipe or any other recipe through a LYE Calculator And Read LYE Safety!

This recipe makes 2 ½ pounds

Goat Milk 431 grams

Lye 163 grams

Palm Oil 340 grams

Coconut Oil 340 grams

Soybean Oil 340 grams

Cocoa Butter 45 grams

Wheat Germ Oil 34 grams

Castor Oil 34 grams

4 heaping Tablespoons of Colloidal Oatmeal – Add this to Trace and stir until fully incorporated.

This is an excellent recipe for people with eczema or dry skin. Here’s what a bar looks like:

Now onto to Project!

Drum roll Please!!!!!

For the first time ever………I’m taking my soaps to the Farmer’s Market! Yippee yahoo!!! Since it starts in 6 weeks and 5 days I have a lot to get accomplished……

This past weekend we and got some baskets, chalkboard paper and some great holders (got them at the dollar store – I Love the Dollar store)

Anyway, I’ll marking my progress a long the way………………………………….Super Excited! Hope you come with me on my journey……………..:)

 

In Need of a Palm Free soap recipe? If so, keep reading!

19 Apr

First let me say, Happy Thursday! I’m going to say that even though I thought it was Friday……Whew! Good thing my husband told me that it was Thursday.  It’s been an awful long WEEK. Anyone else think it’s been a long week?

Second here’s a picture of Goat milk soap scented w/ Lavender. (Made it yesterday)I also threw some Lavender buds in it and on top. Just for a little added something.

Now that I have that out of the way…

If you’ve been looking for a Palm Free Soap Recipe, I’ve got one for you! But first you may want to look at this recipe and then come back to this one……

This is probably going to be one of the easiest recipes ever! Why?

Glad you asked. This recipe has one oil and one butter. It is the complete opposite of everything you know about soap making. The INS# Iodine Number Saponification (which I’ll get into that on another post) is off the charts. With that being said it still produces a very hard & moisturizing bar………

Here’s a picture of Palm Free Soap. I made it  a few weeks ago, it has a layer of Black Hawaiian Lava Salt in the middle….

Palm Free Soap
Hawaiian Black Lava Salt
Scented w/ Drakkar fragrance

Okay, enough of that…….Make sure you read Lye Safety first! And if you haven’t made a batch you might want to consider one of these books Smart Soapmaking The Natural Soap Book

 

This is for a 2.5 pound batch.

Goat Milk (frozen) 15.2 ounces

Lye 185 grams

Coconut Oil 845 grams

Cocoa Butter 389 grams

 

That’s it that’s the whole recipe. Can you believe it? Anyway, Mix the lye slowly into the frozen goat milk (when I take the goat milk out of the freezer I put it into the microwave for approx. 20 to 30 seconds just to get it a bit slushy.)

Then let that mixture sit while you melt the Cocoa Butter. Then Take the melted Cocoa Butter and add it to the Coconut Oil. That should melt the Coconut Oil and bring down the temperature of the Cocoa butter.

***I like both the lye solution and the oil/butters to be around room temperature***

 

Make sure your mold is ready to GO!

Then add your Lye solution to the oil/butters and get the stick blender. This recipe will set up pretty fast…..Blend—When you reach trace Mold it. Unmold after 8 to 10 hours. Cut and then give this soap a long sure…….I like to give it at least 10 weeks! It’s well worth the wait. Let me know what 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