Monday, November 26, 2018

Coconut and Palm Free Luxurious Soap




A friend contacted me and suggested that she wants to help in the marketing of my handmade soap.  As my readers,  you guys know that I like formulating recipes as much as designing the soap.  So I came up with another line of soap that I haven't made, but I know has demand.   Here is my version of palm and coconut free handmade soap.

Molds used, lye solution, sugar solution, milk and the melted oils.

This recipe included mostly Olive oil some Shea butter, Castor oil and Mango butter, because most of my products contain Mango butter, and I like the properties it contributed to the final product.   This batch also contains goat milk to make it more luxurious.  Since Coconut oil is omitted and it is the oil that produces most of the lather in most handmade soap,  I added some sugar to give this soap recipe some lather as well.

The picture above show a few lighter colored bars, these were added with Titanium Dioxide to give it a whiter look.  Titanium Dioxide is used in most white products including toothpaste and other personal and food products that are white.    The soap batter started to thicken for me too that is why they are not as smooth on top.  The darker soaps don't have the titanium dioxide and the batter was still thin when I poured them into the mold thus it is smooth.

I have four soaps above that are unscented and the rest is scented with a fragrance oil I will call "Belle"  after the name of my friend.  If she end up liking this batch.  Belle will be her signature line and we will be developing lotions, etc with that fragrance.


Excited to get these babies out of the mold.  Here is to hoping the friend will like everything the final product will be and a start to another line of KCK handmade products.

Thank you for visiting.


Thursday, August 2, 2018

Fenugreek Soap


These soap were made exclusively for a friend Jacque.  She was told about "Fenugreek" and its benefits and she decided to come to me to make her vision into a reality.   

These were made using ingredients provided by Jacque which include the following Coconut oil, Palm oil, Olive oil, Castor oil and Sweet Almond oil and Fenugreek herb.  The batch is unscented since we wanted to see  how it smells naturally for now.

This was my first time to hear about the herb and so I did my own research and found that it is very good for the skin and hair as well as other health benefits.  Here is an article from webmd.   The only drawback is that it is not recommended for pregnant women since it may induce contraction.  But is good for breastfeeding mothers who want to increase milk production.

Some countries use it as medicinal herb to help with ailments, others use it for cooking, drink it as tea and so many others.

If you would like to try  these soap, just contact Jacque.  She have all the soap with her.
Thank you.


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Baby Boy Shower Giveaways


These are for a baby boy shower giveaways.  It started out great.   Everything went perfectly as always.




The color combination were just as planned, blue stars on white mini cupcakes and I drizzled some tiny stars to make it more decorative.


Then I noticed the white part changing into tan while it was curing and remembered that the fragrance oil "Bubblegum" and "chocolate"  used have a lot of vanillin.  


The white turned tan and the blue stars went darker.


I tried painting white over the tan ones but it does not turn out as it was originally, so I left the others tan.

After the shower, I got a call from the friend "B" that a kid tried eating these.



Failed 2018 Soap


This batch cracked.  Since I can now feel the air getting cooler again.  Hopefully, this batch would be the only failed batch for the year.  I may have measured something wrong or the change in the weather made my soap behaved differently.  The swirl design is just as I wanted it, but the texture of the soap was not how it is supposed to be.


It started out just as envisioned.





Used the same recipe but tried to make this batch more colorful with purple and green.


Baby Boy Shower Giveaways


Giveaways for a baby shower.  I love making mini cupcake soap,  so fun to make and these batch turned out just as I planned them to be.








Lemongrass Verbena


Lemongrass Verbena fragrance oil described as an enticing blend of citrusy refreshing lemongrass and leafy green verbena blended with a hint soft vanilla.



I added yellow and white to give a little contrast to the fragrance oil which contains a bit of vanillin and thus cured into a shade of tan.





Notice the tan.  It is now even more prominent but with the contrast it is ok and the whole batch still smells enticing.

Thank you.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Green Camouflage


Scented with Shave and a Haircut fragrance oil.  This batch was made for a realtor.  These green camouflage soap will be her giveaways for her male clients.  Hopefully they will come back for more.





Enjoy....